The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to so many body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is getting attention. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees
Montreal chiropractic patients with bone concerns
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has intensified
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This group discussed
past, present, and future research projects regarding
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 decline in more
mature folks. The beneficial 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, because
of its weakening of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
aims to help our Montreal chiropractic patients avert and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the rapidly aging worldwide
population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was described
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was found beneficial 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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic about the positive impact of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut.
A substantial topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as assists in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Fascinating
and effective! The options for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
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describes the interplay of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Make your Montreal chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers look into it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? All
are welcome at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic!