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St. Francisville Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In our St. Francisville chiropractic practice, we see conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally embedded in early-life nutrition practices that are supported and/or improved upon throughout life. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville shares new research on the importance of vitamins A, C and D along with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for bones and joints and overall health.  

HEALTHY CELLS, CARTILAGE, & BONE PREVENT DISEASES LIKE OSTEOPOROSIS & OSTEOARTHRITIS

Optimal nutrition status guards the body and keeps it strong and healthy. Research has shown the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now want to study how nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial. (1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism heads off issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) regulates 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 methods to remedy this situation involved injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches involved oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a preferred way to boost vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are understood to be contributors  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 day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least 50% of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers suggested that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to combat the vitamin D deficiency and fend off future diseases. (4) It’s particularly critical for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to maintain their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and pleasing your cravings! The food you eat and the supplements you ingest keep your body working, healthy and strong.

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The St. Francisville chiropractic treatment plan at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is balanced 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 St. Francisville chiropractic appointment today. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to control current conditions and avoid others and elevate your overall health!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville explains the benefits of vitamins A, C, and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for cartilage, joint and bone health.  

written by Julie Cox-Cid

reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt

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