Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical bodies
as well as of microbial life. They are linked together and live
on proper nutrition. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office helps our Groton 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 keeping
physical health and in propagating disease. The
diet is key. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients affect
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are crucial vitamins as they modulate the
gut immune response or function as an obstacle to
disease and thereby impact gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers report that vitamins assist the
gut microbiome by increasing the number of presumed
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 great
quantity of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Making
a quality multi-supplement part of your everyday routine is so important to be added to your Groton chiropractic treatment plan!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies function together with microbial life
to maintain health and to cope with disease. The
gut microbiota are reported to make 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 needed. Recent
studies are considering 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 efficacy,
supporters of the survival of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
Groton chiropractor understands nutrition,
especially how B vitamins are well appreciated
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office wants to
present is a tie between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is described as the largest immunity organ in the human body.
Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to enhanced 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 to
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 learning more about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This link to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the possible
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Schedule your Groton chiropractic
appointment soon. 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!