The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to a wide variety of body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article calls it - is getting attention. Disc Centers Of America sees
Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with bone issues
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
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 group discussed
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 decrease in older age. The beneficial use of oral probiotics
to possibly slow bone turnover and avert
bone loss was pointed out, too. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis affects many people, men and women, because
of its wearing down of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Disc Centers Of America
aims to help our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The occurrence of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
increased recently along with the rapidly aging global
population. Treating the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) Using traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora
to improve postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, altering 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 reducing inflammation, increasing
short chain fatty acid content, and reestablishing gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Disc Centers Of America about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to influence the gut.
A substantial topic for another article, 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 potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
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Make your Buffalo, NY chiropractic
appointment today. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers look into it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence grow. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Disc Centers Of America!