Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In this Ashburn 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 practices that are supported
and/or enhanced throughout life. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn shares
new research on the significance of vitamins A, C
and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for bones
and joints and overall health.
HEALTHY CELLS, CARTILAGE, & BONE PREVENT DISEASES LIKE
OSTEOPOROSIS & OSTEOARTHRITIS
Optimal nutrition status protects the body and
keeps it strong and healthy. Research has shown the advantages
of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee.
Researchers now plan to explore how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial.
(1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism defends against
issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) controls
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 relies on chondroprotectors (CPs) that influence
the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and
low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is seen.
Some approaches to remedy this situation included
injections of CPs. (3) Other methods 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 key, but its
natural sources like fatty fish and eggs are not typically part
of most people’s daily diets. In Spain, at least half
of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers suggested
that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to reduce
the vitamin D deficiency and ward off future
diseases. (4) It is particularly important
for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to continue
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further
than 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
The Ashburn chiropractic treatment plan at
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well-rounded with spinal manipulation along with 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 presents
the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic appointment soon.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready to discuss your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to control
current conditions and prevent others and elevate
your overall health!
written by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt