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Toronto Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

Osteoporosis and the gut. Two seemingly unconnected conditions may actually be connected beyond the fact that they both take place in the body. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in deteriorated bone. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestion problems. Researchers today are discovering links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps Toronto chiropractic patients experiencing both issues!

OSTEOPOROSIS AND THE GUT HEALTH CONNECTION

Toronto osteoporosis is quite prevalent. Gut issues are, too. Gut health modification via the use of probiotics has grown to be more commonplace in recent years to help chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer and diabetes. Today, researchers are turning to the health of the gut microbiome to deal with bone mass regulation which affects osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is linked to a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and altered microbiota. How these are associated in postmenopausal osteoporosis is not yet known. A study that attempted to sort this out did discover that there was reduced bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant contrast in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre finds these new discoveries connecting gut health and osteoporosis useful in guiding Toronto osteoporosis treatment planning.

DIETARY HELP FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

Toronto chiropractic care of osteoporosis is multifaceted including spinal manipulation by way of the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Looking at osteoporosis as a condition likely encompassing the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now using dietary approaches to address osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of the osteoporotic femur bone in a rat study. It also changed levels of the serum bone markers. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium holds promise to potentially ease osteoporosis and related symptoms. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is well versed in the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is eager to learn more about how it may also be beneficial for osteoporosis.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to assist back pain patients regain function.

Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment today. The osteoporosis and gut health connection isn’t a shocking connection for Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. We’re here to help both!

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre presents new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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