Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!07/23/2019Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status has an influence on these health issues and more. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC cares for Fort Wayne chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to uphold those lives as active and healthy through time with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status. WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS There is a variety of B vitamins of value. B vitamins support the body’s production and use of energy drawn from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads supply B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 decreased spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million annually. Other diseases also decreased 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, fortification of rice with folate 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 exact examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to increased homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is reported to improve depression and anxiety. B12 becomes more important the older we get as we do not 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 need. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC will figure this out 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 preventable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related conditions like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with improved B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it’s not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not 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 related 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! Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC knows and suggests that Fort Wayne chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and addressed as needed. A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION B vitamins decreased neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers saw that B vitamins improved the usefulness of morphine when implemented for severe pain. Researchers made a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may aid patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC 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 the second case, he describes interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation). Schedule you Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may slow you down. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving! « 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."