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La Grande Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

The gut and osteoporosis. They may not seem be connected conditions beyond the fact that they both take place in the body. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in deteriorated bone. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestive problems. Researchers today are finding links between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps La Grande chiropractic patients experiencing both issues!


La Grande osteoporosis is quite prevalent. So are gut issues. Gut health change via the use of probiotics has grown to be more commonplace in recent years to address chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as diabetes and cancer. Now, researchers are turning to the health of the gut microbiome to address bone mass regulation which affects osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is associated with a reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and modified microbiota. How these are linked in postmenopausal osteoporosis is yet unknown. A study that attempted to sort this out did find that there was decreased bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant contrast in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees these new discoveries connecting gut health and osteoporosis as being useful in planning the La Grande osteoporosis treatment plan.


La Grande chiropractic care of osteoporosis is complex including spinal manipulation via the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Looking at osteoporosis as a condition likely involving the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now trying dietary approaches to deal with osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex improved the BMD and microstructure of the osteoporotic femur bone in a rat study. It also modified the serum bone turnover marker levels. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium has the potential to ease osteoporosis and related symptoms. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is well versed in the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is enthused it may also be beneficial for osteoporosis.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Paul Hugulet on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates exercise and nutrition with spinal manipulation to help back pain patients regain function.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment now. The osteoporosis and gut health connection is not a shocking connection for Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. We’re here to help both!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC shares new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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