Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In our Nashua chiropractic practice, we welcome patients with 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 enhanced throughout life. Moriarty Chiropractic describes recent research on the importance 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 demonstrated the advantages of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now want to explore how nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial. (1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism wards 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 methods incorporated oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a favored way to boost vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute to conditions like osteoporosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancer types, and overweight/obese status. Vitamin D is essential, but its natural sources like fatty fish and eggs are not usually part of most people’s day-to-day diets. In Spain, at least 50% of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers recommended that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to reduce the vitamin D deficiency and ward off future diseases. (4) It’s particularly critical for those who have a combination 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 performing, healthy and strong.
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The Nashua chiropractic treatment plan at Moriarty Chiropractic 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 shares the importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment soon. Moriarty Chiropractic is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to care for current conditions and prevent others and improve your overall health!
written by Julie Cox-Cid
assessed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt