Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical lives
as well as of microbial life. They are linked together and survive
on proper nutrition. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center helps our Pensacola chiropractic
patients find their way around the world of gut nutrition as it
is involved in physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is critical in keeping
physical health and in propagating disease. Diet is central. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients affect
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are key vitamins as they modulate the
gut immune response or function as an obstacle to
disease and thereby influence gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers found that vitamins help the
gut microbiome by enhancing the number of acknowledged
commensals (A, B2, B3, C, K, beta carotene), microbial diversity (A, B2, B3, C,
K) and richness (D), short chain fatty acid production (C), and the great
quantity of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Taking a quality,
daily multi-supplement is quite beneficial to be added to your Pensacola chiropractic treatment program!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies work together with microbial life
to maintain health and to deal with disease. The
gut microbiota are reported to produce hundreds of
bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can suppress the
growth of competitive microbial species.
B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is sent
on to the distal gut as required. New
studies are exploring the other roles B
vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota,
regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug effectiveness,
supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
Pensacola chiropractor understands nutrition,
especially how B vitamins are well valued
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center wants to
share is a link between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is explained
as the biggest immunity organ in the human body.
Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to enhanced gut
permeability and trigger systemic inflammation as well as issues
with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory
cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes forming
neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked with
several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism,
depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can impact
proinflammatory cytokines are potentially toxicity reducing of the kynurenine-linked
metabolites. (3) There is quite a bit we are finding out about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This association to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the possible
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic
appointment soon. Combining nutrition with gentle chiropractic treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is a great approach to taking care of your body!