The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article names it - is getting attention. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka treats
Sitka chiropractic patients with bone concerns
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has spread
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This assembly reviewed
past, present, and future research projects regarding
the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decline in older age. The beneficial use of oral probiotics
to possibly slow bone turnover and stop
bone loss was pointed out, also. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most common metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, because
of its weakening of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
aims to help our Sitka chiropractic patients avert and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the rapidly aging worldwide
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) The use of traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was shown to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was found helpful in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as decreaing inflammation, boosting
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka about the positive impact of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A substantial topic for another post, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as helps in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The choices for attending to
the “gut-bone axis” and possibly averting
osteoporosis expand! Bone nutrition is important.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the interplay of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic
appointment soon. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers study it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to influence it grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka!