Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical lives
as well as of microbial life. They are connected together and live
on proper nutrition. New Roads Chiropractic Center helps our New Roads chiropractic
patients navigate the world of gut nutrition as it
is involved in physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is important in keeping
physical health and in breeding disease. Diet is central. 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 act as a barrier to
disease and thereby influence gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers report that vitamins assist the
gut microbiome by increasing the number of presumed
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 New Roads chiropractic treatment plan!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies work together with microbial life
to maintain health and to cope with disease. The
gut microbiota are reported to produce hundreds of
bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can quash competitive microbial species’ growth.
B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is supplied to the distal gut as required. New
studies are exploring the additional 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 existence of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
New Roads chiropractor understands nutrition,
especially how B vitamins are well valued
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie New Roads Chiropractic Center wants to
present is a tie between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is explained
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 learning more about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This association to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to New Roads Chiropractic Center.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the possible
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Schedule your New Roads 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!