Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical lives
as well as of microbial life. They are tied together and live
on proper nutrition. Disc Centers Of America helps our Buffalo, NY chiropractic
patients navigate the world of gut nutrition as it
is tied to physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is critical in maintaining
physical health and in propagating disease. The
diet is key. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients play a role in
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are prime vitamins as they modulate the
gut immune response or act as an obstacle to
disease and thereby influence gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers report that vitamins help the
gut microbiome by enhancing the number of acknowledged
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 abundance of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Making
a quality multi-supplement part of your everyday routine is quite beneficial to be included in your Buffalo, NY chiropractic treatment program!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies function together with microbial life
to maintain health and to deal 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. Recent
studies are exploring the other 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 survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
Buffalo, NY chiropractor knows nutrition,
especially how B vitamins are well valued
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie Disc Centers Of America wants to
share is a tie between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is explained
as the largest immunity organ in the human body.
Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to increased gut
permeability and cause systemic inflammation as well as issues
with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory
cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes creating
neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked with
several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism,
depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can affect
proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as
potentially reducing the toxicity of the kynurenine-associated
metabolites. (3) There is so
much we are discovering about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This association to psychiatric issues is
another interesting topic to Disc Centers Of America.
CONTACT Disc Centers Of America
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the potential
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic
appointment today. 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!