Williamson Back Pain Sufferers May Benefit from Fiber to Improve Nutrient Absorption

“Youth is wasted on the young.” Have you heard that saying? Apple Country Chiropractic supposes that there is a little truth in that for all of us - and especially our Williamson spines - as we age. When we’re young, our bodies need8 our attention more than we realize. Our young bones and spines and bodies require proper nutrition so that our older bones and spine and bodies are healthy when we want to live our lives less painfully and more fully. Apple Country Chiropractic reveals what Williamson chiropractic patients can do now to tackle bone mineral density (BMD) issues, regardless of their current age.

BMD AND OSTEOPOROSIS: BUILD BMD WHILE YOUNG

Optimizing peak bone mass early in life may drop osteoporosis risk later in life. A recent report stated that Vitamin D and calcium in females positively affected bone mineral density into young adulthood. Intakes of phosphorous and the calcium:phosphorous ratio at adolescence for females negatively affected BMD in young adulthood. Calcium intake in adolescent males strongly negatively affected BMD in the lumbar spine at young adulthood. Other leading factors were body weight at adolescence and young adulthood which positively affected BMD. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic can’t emphasize enough just how important nutrition is for their future well-being. 

BENEFITS OF IMPROVED NUTRITION BEYOND BETTER BONE MINERAL DENSITY

Osteoporosis is a disease of older folks that results from youthful (in)attention. Low serum levels of vitamin D in osteoporotic women have a tendency to have an heightened chance of having any type of cancer and breast cancer. (2) Calcium intake during the teen years of life is important to decrease the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Teen girls absorb calcium better: 326mg in teenage girls versus just 73mg in older women of 1332 mg taken daily. Even more problematic is that teen girls’ daily intake of calcium is far below what it should be. Enhancing bone mass by only 5% drops the risk of fracture by 40%. (3) Attaining healthy bones depends on more than just calcium and vitamin D however. Deficiencies of vitamins B, C, E, and K as well as retinol compromise the health of bone. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic presents these findings to inspire us all to boost intake of nutrients to build bone mass early and support it later to keep it healthy.

IMPROVE ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS

Apple Country Chiropractic knows that kids and their families want to be sure that their nutritional efforts will be of value. TIP: Dietary fiber may boost the body’s absorption of calcium but does it differently for older men and women. Higher intake of dietary fiber and fruit fiber was protective against bone loss in men but not women. Fiber from vegetables was protective against spine bone loss in women but not men. Cereal fiber or nut and legume fiber improvements did not relate to bone loss in either men or women. Higher dietary fiber may reduce bone loss in men. (5) Who would have imagined that fiber would have anything to do with bone mineral density? Apple Country Chiropractic bets that many of our Williamson chiropractic patients would not have!

FIBER’S DEFENSE OF MEN’S BMD

Fortunately, there are some very alert researchers and doctors around! They discovered that fiber intake was a protective factor of lumbar spine BMD in men aged 18 and 45 years of age but not in females. In men over 65 years, nutrient intake showed no effect on BMD. In women between 18 and 45, fiber didn’t show a significant effect on BMDs, but daily fat intake did significantly. (6) A curious side note: It had been thought that bone mineral density may be a risk factor for lumbar disc herniation in young persons, but a recent study discredited that idea. (7) However, medical literature points out that the general value of nutrition - and now fiber intake in men - on the well-being of the body, its bones and its spine.

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Apple Country Chiropractic shares research about benefit of fiber for nutrient absorption and osteoporosis prevention/bone mineral density enhancement. 
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