Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition Plan for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis08/20/2019Nutrition. Good nutrition is a good foundation for a healthy body. In our Fort Wayne chiropractic practice, we see 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 improved upon throughout life. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC describes recent research on the importance 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 guards the body and keeps it strong and healthy. Research has demonstrated the benefits 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) 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 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 methods to remedy this situation involved injections of CPs. (3) Other approaches involved oral supplementation as diet is not often a basis for these CPs. Oral supplementation is also a preferred 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 essential, 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 deficient in vitamin D. Researchers recommended that Spain find a way to urge people to eat eggs to reduce the vitamin D deficiency and protect against future diseases. (4) It is 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 far beyond just feeding your stomach and satisfying your taste buds! The food you eat and the supplements you take keep your body working, healthy and strong. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC The Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plan at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is ready to discuss your nutritional foundation and how to build on it to treat current conditions and prevent others and optimize your overall health! composed by Julie Cox-Cid assessed by Dr. James M. Cox DC DACBR FICC FACO(H) HonDLitt« View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."