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New Roads Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In this New Roads chiropractic practice, we consult with patients who have conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally embedded in early-life nutrition habits that are maintained and/or enhanced throughout life. New Roads Chiropractic Center describes new 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 benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now plan to explore how nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may be beneficial. (1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism defends against 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 relies 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 alleviate this situation included injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches included oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a favored way to improve 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 typically part of most people’s day-to-day 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 reduce the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future diseases. (4) It’s particularly critical 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 much further than feeding your stomach and satisfying your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take keep your body performing, healthy and strong.

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The New Roads chiropractic treatment plan at New Roads Chiropractic Center is well-rounded 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 shares the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.

Schedule your New Roads chiropractic appointment soon. New Roads Chiropractic Center is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to treat current conditions and avoid others and enhance your overall health!

New Roads Chiropractic Center describes the benefits of vitamins A, C, and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for cartilage, joint and bone health.  

authored by Julie Cox-Cid

reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt

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