The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a wide variety of body functions with the expression
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article names it - is getting attention. Satterwhite Chiropractic sees
Oxford chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has spread
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This assembly reviewed
past, present, and future studies about
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 more
mature folks. The helpful use of oral probiotics
to potentially slow bone turnover and stop
bone loss was highlighted, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts many people, men and women, due to its wearing down of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic
aims to help our Oxford chiropractic patients avert and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the rapidly aging global
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was explained
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 affecting
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was found helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, increasing
short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Satterwhite Chiropractic about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut.
A big topic for another article, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The options for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly averting
osteoporosis expand! Bone nutrition is important.
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describes the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Make your Oxford chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers study it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Satterwhite Chiropractic!