Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our Watertown 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 habits that are supported
and/or enhanced throughout life. Watertown Wellness Center shares
recent research on the importance of vitamins A, C
and D along with 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 shown the benefits
of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee.
Researchers now want to study how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may help.
(1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism wards off
issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) controls
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 depends 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 included
oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a preferred way to boost
vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are understood
to be contributors to issues
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 daily diets. In Spain, at least 50%
of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers suggested
that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to reduce
the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future
diseases. (4) It is especially important
for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to keep up
their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and pleasing
your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take
keep your body performing, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center
The Watertown chiropractic treatment plan at
Watertown Wellness Center 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 discusses
the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Watertown chiropractic appointment soon.
Watertown Wellness Center is ready to discuss your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to treat
current conditions and avoid others and optimize
your overall health!
authored by Julie Cox-Cid
reviewed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt