Groton Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis

Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In this Groton 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 habits that are maintained and/or improved upon throughout life. Hutter Chiropractic Office describes recent research on the importance of vitamins A, C and D as well as 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 explore how nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and other natural components in a normal diet may help. (1) Optimal bone and cartilage metabolism heads off issues like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) controls 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 relies 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 seen. Some methods to alleviate this situation included injections of CPs. (3) Other methods involved oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a favored way to improve vitamin D levels as low levels of vitamin D are known to contribute  to conditions like osteoporosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancer types, and overweight/obese status. Vitamin D is key, but its natural sources like fatty fish and eggs are not usually part of most people’s daily diets. In Spain, at least half of the population is lacking vitamin D. Researchers recommended that Spain find a way to encourage people to eat eggs to combat the vitamin D deficiency and fend off future diseases. (4) It’s especially important for those who have a mix of issues - osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and high fracture/fall risk – to continue their supplementation of vitamin D. (5) Feeding yourself goes so much further than feeding your stomach and pleasing your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take keep your body working, healthy and strong.

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The Groton chiropractic treatment plan at Hutter Chiropractic Office is well-rounded with spinal manipulation accompanied by 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 discusses the value of the whole-body approach in spine pain relief.

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment soon. Hutter Chiropractic Office is ready to discuss your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to manage current conditions and prevent others and elevate your overall health!

Hutter Chiropractic Office explains the benefits of vitamins A, C, and D as well as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for cartilage, joint and bone health.  

composed by Julie Cox-Cid

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

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