Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy
body. In our Pflugerville chiropractic practice, we meet
conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over
time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally rooted
in early-life nutrition habits that are maintained
and/or improved upon throughout life. Pflugerville Wellness Center shares
recent research on the significance 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 guards the body and
keeps it strong and healthy. Research has demonstrated the advantages
of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee.
Researchers now want to explore how nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial.
(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 contribute to
the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and
low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is seen.
Some approaches to remedy this situation included
injections of CPs. (3) Other methods involved
oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs.
Oral supplementation is also a favored way to boost
vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute to conditions
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 recommended
that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to fight
the vitamin D deficiency and ward off future
diseases. (4) It’s especially critical
for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D
deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to maintain
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 ingest
keep your body working, healthy and strong.
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
The Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plan at
Pflugerville 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 presents
the importance of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.
Schedule your Pflugerville chiropractic appointment soon.
Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to talk about your nutritional
foundation and how to build on it to treat
current conditions and avoid others and improve
your overall health!
authored by Julie Cox-Cid
assessed by Dr.
James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt