Vancouver Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In our Vancouver chiropractic practice, we consult with patients who have conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis that develop over time. Their potential prevention and treatment are foundationally embedded in early-life nutrition practices that are supported and/or enhanced throughout life. Vancouver Spine Care Centre describes recent research on the significance of vitamins A, C and D along with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for bones and joints and overall health.  

HEALTHY CELLS, CARTILAGE, & BONE PREVENT DISEASES LIKE OSTEOPOROSIS & OSTEOARTHRITIS

Optimal nutrition status protects the body and keeps it strong and healthy. Research has shown the advantages of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in slowing osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers now plan to study how nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may help. (1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism wards off issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) regulates bone and cartilage metabolism at the cellular level – even into the nucleus of the cell – of osteoblasts and chondrocytes. (2) The metabolism of articular cartilage depends on chondroprotectors (CPs) that contribute to the regeneration of cartilage surfaces and joint capsules. In osteoarthritis and low back pain, loss of chondroitin sulfate and hyaline cartilage is noted. Some approaches to alleviate this situation involved injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches incorporated oral supplementation as diet is not often a source of these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a preferred way to boost vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are understood to be contributors  to issues like osteoporosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancer types, and overweight/obese status. Vitamin D is essential, but its natural sources like fatty fish and eggs are not usually part of most people’s daily diets. In Spain, at least 50% of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Researchers recommended that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to reduce the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future diseases. (4) It is particularly important for those who have a combination of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to continue their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so far beyond just feeding your stomach and satisfying your cravings! The food you eat and the supplements you take keep your body performing, healthy and strong.

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The Vancouver chiropractic treatment plan at Vancouver Spine Care Centre is balanced with spinal manipulation along with exercise, nutrition, and more via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Chris Deveau on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.

Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is ready to talk about your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to treat current conditions and prevent others and elevate your overall health!

Vancouver Spine Care Centre explains the benefits of vitamins A, C, and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for cartilage, joint and bone health.  

written by Julie Cox-Cid

assessed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt

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