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Watertown Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status has an influence on these health conditions and more. Watertown Wellness Center manages health and spine issues for Watertown chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to sustain those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of value. B vitamins maintain the body’s production and use of energy derived from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads supply B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million a year. Other diseases also decreased like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, folate-fortified rice reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins ease stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; boost memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; reduce the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some exact examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is shown to help depression and anxiety. B12 becomes more significant the older we get as we do not process it as well as we do when we are in our younger years. A decent multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you require. (3) Watertown Wellness Center will determine this with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are discussed as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status affects gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are avoidable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be addressed with boosted B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t alone though as some of us have genetic features that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has recently been found related to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is vital for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Watertown Wellness Center knows and suggests that Watertown chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and addressed as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins decreased neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noted that B vitamins improved the effectiveness of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers discovered a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may help patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Watertown chiropractic appointment.

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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares  two cases. In case #2, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Watertown chiropractic appointment with Watertown Wellness Center today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may slow you down. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

 
Watertown Wellness Center emphasizes the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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