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Auburn Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status influences these health issues and more. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. manages health and spine issues for Auburn chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to keep those lives as active and healthy through time with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation plus nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of value. B vitamins assist the body’s production and use of energy obtained 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, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million annually. 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 a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, folate-fortified rice reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins ease stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; help memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; reduce the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some specific examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in increased homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is reported to improve depression and anxiety. B12 becomes more important the older we get as we don’t process it as well as we do when we are in our younger years. A decent multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you require. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. will determine this 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 avoidable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be addressed with boosted B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t alone though as some of us have genetic features that make it more difficult, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found linked to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Adding B vitamins to pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery reduces the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is vital for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. knows and urges that Auburn chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and addressed as necessary.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins diminished neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noted that B vitamins enhanced the usefulness of morphine when used for severe pain.  Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may help patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let’s talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Auburn 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 shares  two cases. In case #2, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Auburn chiropractic appointment with Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. today to manage and/or avert cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may hold you back. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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