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Toronto Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status affects these health conditions and more. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre manages health and spine issues for Toronto chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to uphold those lives as active and healthy through time with chiropractic care that incorporates spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There is a variety of B vitamins of value. B vitamins support the body’s production and use of energy obtained from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads supply B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 a year and saved $603 million annually. Other diseases also dropped in incidence like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, fortification of rice with folate reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins ease stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; help memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; reduce the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some exact examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is reported to improve depression and anxiety. B12 grows more important the older we get as we don’t process it as well as we do when we are in our younger years. A good multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you need. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Together, they are referred to as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status affects gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are avoidable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with increased B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not alone though as some of us have genetic qualities that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is linked to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has recently been found linked to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery reduces the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is vital for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows and urges that Toronto chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and addressed as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins decreased neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers saw that B vitamins enhanced the usefulness of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers discovered a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may benefit patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next Toronto chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents  two cases. In case #2, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may slow you down. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre emphasizes the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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