Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical lives
as well as of microbial life. They are tied together and live
on proper nutrition. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre helps our Toronto chiropractic
patients find their way around the world of gut nutrition as it
is tied to physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is critical in keeping
physical health and in breeding disease. The
diet is key. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients affect
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are prime vitamins as they regulate the
gut immune response or act as a barrier to
disease and thereby impact gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers found that vitamins assist 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 abundance of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Taking a quality,
daily multi-supplement is so important to be added to your Toronto chiropractic treatment plan!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies function together with microbial life
to stay healthy and to cope with disease. The
gut microbiota are said to produce hundreds of
bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can quash the
growth of competitive microbial species.
B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is supplied to the distal gut as needed. New
studies are considering the additional roles B
vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota,
regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug efficacy,
supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
Toronto chiropractor understands nutrition,
especially how B vitamins are well appreciated
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre wants to
present is a tie between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is described as the largest 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 affect
proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as
potentially reducing the toxicity of the kynurenine-associated
metabolites. (3) There is so
much we are finding out about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This link to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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.
Make your Toronto 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!