Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our Toronto chiropractic practice, we consult with patients who have
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally rooted
in early-life nutrition habits that are maintained
and/or improved upon throughout life. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre shares
recent research on the importance of vitamins A, C
and D along with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for bones
and joints and overall health.
HEALTHY CELLS, CARTILAGE, & BONE PREVENT DISEASES LIKE
OSTEOPOROSIS & OSTEOARTHRITIS
Optimal nutrition status guards the body and
keeps it strong and healthy. Research has demonstrated the benefits
of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee.
Researchers now want to study how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may help.
(1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism heads off
issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) regulates
bone and cartilage metabolism at the cellular level – even into the nucleus of
the cell – of osteoblasts and chondrocytes. (2) The metabolism of articular
cartilage depends on chondroprotectors (CPs) that contribute to
the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and
low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is seen.
Some methods to alleviate this situation involved
injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches involved
oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a preferred way to improve
vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute to issues
like osteoporosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancer
types, and overweight/obese status. Vitamin D is essential, but its
natural sources like fatty fish and eggs are not usually part
of most people’s daily diets. In Spain, at least half
of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers recommended
that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to reduce
the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future
diseases. (4) It’s particularly important
for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to keep up
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and satisfying
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you ingest
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
The Toronto chiropractic treatment plan at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is balanced with spinal manipulation accompanied
by exercise, nutrition, and more via The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Chris Deveau on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares
the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment soon.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is ready to discuss your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to treat
current conditions and prevent others and improve
your overall health!
written by Julie Cox-Cid
assessed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt