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New Roads Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status influences these health conditions and more. New Roads Chiropractic Center cares for New Roads chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to keep those lives as active and healthy through time with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation plus nutrition, particularly focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There is a variety of B vitamins of value. B vitamins assist 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 provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 per year and saved $603 million per year. Other diseases also dropped in incidence like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion annually for cardiac infarction. In Japan, fortification of rice with folate decreased the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins ease stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; help memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease 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 raised homocysteine levels, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is reported to help depression and anxiety. B12 grows more important the older we get as we don’t process it as well as we do when we are younger. A good multi-supplement may supply all the B vitamins you require. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center will figure this out with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Together, 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 preventable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be addressed with increased B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t alone though as some of us have genetic qualities that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has recently been found linked 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 reduces the incidence of postoperative delirium often found in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! New Roads Chiropractic Center knows and suggests that New Roads chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and addressed as appropriate.

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 saw 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 aid patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next New Roads 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 presents  two cases. In the second case, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center today to manage and/or avert 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 moving!

 
New Roads Chiropractic Center shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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