The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to so many body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is getting attention. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn treats
Ashburn chiropractic patients with bone conditions
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 studies regarding
the interplay of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they affect
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decrease in older age. The helpful use of oral probiotics
to possibly reduce bone turnover and avert
bone loss was highlighted, also. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts many people, men and women, due to its wearing down of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
aims to help our Ashburn chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The rate 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 demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, altering gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was noted to be beneficial in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as reducing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A substantial 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 choices for attending to
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Make your Ashburn chiropractic
appointment soon. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers look into it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more options to influence it expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!