Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical bodies
as well as of microbial life. They are connected together and live
on proper nutrition. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic helps our Montreal chiropractic
patients find their way around the world of gut nutrition as it
is tied to physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is important in maintaining
physical health and in propagating disease. The
diet is key. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients play a role in
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are crucial vitamins as they modulate the
gut immune response or function as a barrier to
disease and thereby impact gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers found that vitamins assist the
gut microbiome by enhancing the number of acknowledged
commensals (A, B2, B3, C, K, beta carotene), microbial diversity (A, B2, B3, C,
K) and richness (D), short chain fatty acid production (C), and the great
quantity of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Making
a quality multi-supplement part of your everyday routine is quite beneficial to be added to your Montreal chiropractic treatment plan!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies function together with microbial life
to stay healthy and to cope with disease. The
gut microbiota are said to produce hundreds of
bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can quash the
growth of competitive microbial species.
B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is supplied to the distal gut as required. New
studies are considering the other roles B
vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota,
regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug effectiveness,
supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
Montreal chiropractor understands nutrition,
particularly how B vitamins are well valued
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic wants to
share is a tie between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is described as the biggest immunity organ in the human body.
Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to increased gut
permeability and trigger systemic inflammation as well as issues
with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory
cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes forming
neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked to
several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism,
depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can affect
proinflammatory cytokines are potentially toxicity reducing of the kynurenine-associated
metabolites. (3) There is so
much we are finding out about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This association to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the possible
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Make your Montreal chiropractic
appointment now. Combining nutrition with gentle chiropractic treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is a great approach to taking care of your body!