The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is connected
to a myriad of body functions with the expression
“gut-brain” connection likely being the one you’ve heard of more. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article refers
to it - is getting attention. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees
Auburn chiropractic patients with bone concerns
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite important.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has intensified
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 about
the interplay 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 valuable use of oral probiotics
to possibly slow bone turnover and avert
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 wearing down of the skeletal structure resulting in bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can disturb
the bone remodeling balance and affect bone metabolism. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
aims to help our Auburn chiropractic patients avert and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the rapidly aging worldwide
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 enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by increasing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively influencing
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was noted to be beneficial 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 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. about the positive impact 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 assists in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Fascinating
and effective! The choices for dealing with
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
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Schedule your Auburn chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? Yes!
The more researchers study it, the more real the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.!