The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article refers
to it - is garnering attention. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries treats
Manchester chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
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 assembly conversed about
past, present, and future studies about
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 decrease in older age. The helpful 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 common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts many people, men and women, due to its weakening of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
aims to help our Manchester chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the swiftly aging worldwide
population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was described
as helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A big topic for another article, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The options for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly averting
osteoporosis expand! Bone nutrition is important.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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illustrates the interplay of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Manchester chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers look into it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to influence it expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries!