The gut-BONE connection? Yes! The gut is tied
to so many body functions with the term
“gut-brain” connection likely being more
recognizable. The gut-bone connection – “gut-bone axis” as one article names it - is garnering attention. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees
La Grande chiropractic patients with bone concerns
like osteoporosis, so this topic is quite relevant.
HOW ARE THE BONE AND GUT CONNECTED?
This issue of gut-bone connection has grown
such that Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy of the Royal Osteoporosis
Society met in October 2020. This group conversed about
past, present, and future research projects regarding
the interaction of diet, medication-use, immune development,
health and lifestyle and the function of the human gut microbiota as they influence
bone development in youth and bone maintenance and decrease in more
mature folks. The valuable use of oral probiotics
to potentially slow bone turnover and avert
bone loss was highlighted, also. (1)
HOW IS THE GUT-BONE CONNECTION RELATED TO OSTEOPOROSIS?
As the most frequent metabolic skeletal
disease, osteoporosis impacts many people, men and women, because
of its weakening of the skeletal structure giving
rise to bone loss. Any distress of the gut microbiota can trigger
the bone remodeling balance and influence bone metabolism. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
aims to help our La Grande chiropractic patients avoid and/or
The rate of postmenopausal osteoporosis has
grown recently along with the rapidly aging worldwide
population. Addressing the “gut-bone axis” was explained
as a balance of hormones, immunity, nutrient metabolism, gut microbiota metabolites,
and intestinal permeability. (3) The use of traditional Chinese medicine’s
Qing’e Pills was demonstrated as a way to regulate intestinal flora
to enhance postmenopausal osteoporosis by enhancing
bone mineral density, changing gut microbiota, and positively affecting
inflammatory factors. (4) A polyphenols-rich vinegar extract was noted to be beneficial in controlling blood glucose and lipidemia in
diabetic rats as well as reducing inflammation, increasing
short chain fatty acid content, and restoring gut
microbiota. (5) Ask Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC about the positive effect of treating
the vagal nerve origin in the gut to have an effect on the gut.
A sizable topic for another article, the vagus
nerve - being the longest cranial nerve in the body that regulates gut function
as well as assists in the control of cardiovascular, respiratory,
endocrine, and immune systems – responds to treatment. (6) Interesting
and effective! The choices for attending to
the “gut-bone axis” and potentially preventing
osteoporosis grow! Bone nutrition is important.
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describes the relationship of nutrition and chiropractic
treatment within The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for spine related
Make your La Grande chiropractic
appointment now. Are they connected? They sure are!
The more researchers study it, the more alive the
“gut-bone axis” becomes and the more ways to address
its influence expand. Gut problems? Osteoporosis? Back pain? Bring them to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC!