The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a myriad of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article names it - is garnering attention. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center treats
Pensacola chiropractic patients with bone conditions
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has grown
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This group reviewed
past, present, and future studies regarding
the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they affect
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decline in older age. The beneficial use of oral probiotics
to possibly slow bone turnover and avert
bone loss was highlighted, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts many people, men and women, due to its wearing down of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
aims to help our Pensacola chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the swiftly aging worldwide
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was noted to be helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A sizable topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Fascinating
and effective! The options for attending to
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly averting
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic
appointment soon. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers study it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more options to address
its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center!