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Nashua Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

July 07, 2021

Osteoporosis and the gut. They may not seem be connected conditions beyond the fact that they both are internal body issues. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in bone health deterioration. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestive problems. Researchers now are finding ties between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Moriarty Chiropractic helps Nashua chiropractic patients suffering with both issues!


Nashua osteoporosis is quite prevalent. So are gut issues. Gut health modification with probiotic use has become more commonplace recently to address chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer and diabetes. Today, researchers are looking at the health of the gut microbiome to deal with bone mass regulation which affects osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is associated with a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and altered microbiota. How these are linked in postmenopausal osteoporosis is yet unknown. A study that tried to sort this out did find that there was reduced bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant contrast in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic finds these new discoveries linking gut health and osteoporosis useful in planning the Nashua osteoporosis treatment plan.


Nashua chiropractic care of osteoporosis is multifaceted incorporating spinal manipulation by way of the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Framing osteoporosis as a condition likely involving the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now trying dietary approaches to address osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of femur bone in rats with osteoporosis. It also modified levels of the serum bone markers. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium has the potential to ease osteoporosis and related symptoms. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic is very familiar with the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is eager to learn more about how it may also be beneficial for osteoporosis.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to help back pain patients regain function.

Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment now. The osteoporosis and gut health connection is not a surprising connection for Moriarty Chiropractic. We are ready to help both!

Moriarty Chiropractic presents new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.