The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a myriad of body functions with the expression
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article refers
to it - is getting attention. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre sees
Toronto chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
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 assembly discussed
past, present, and future research projects about
the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decline in more
mature folks. The valuable use of oral probiotics
to potentially slow bone turnover and stop
bone loss was pointed out, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, because
of its weakening of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
aims to help our Toronto chiropractic patients avert and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the rapidly aging worldwide
population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was described
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) The use of traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was described
as beneficial in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence 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 assists 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 potentially preventing
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
Make your Toronto chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers look into it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to influence it grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!