Williamson Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status has an influence on these health issues and more. Apple Country Chiropractic cares for Williamson chiropractic patients throughout their lives and works to keep those lives as active and healthy all along the way with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation plus nutrition, specifically centered on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS

There are many 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, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 dropped spina bifida cases by 767 a year and saved $603 million per year. 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, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is reported to help depression and anxiety. B12 grows more significant the older we get as we don’t 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) Apple Country Chiropractic 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 avoidable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related conditions like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be addressed with boosted B12 levels which may be harder for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks aren’t alone though as some of us have genetic qualities that make it more difficult, too, like those with MTHFR which is connected to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found linked to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery lowers the incidence of postoperative delirium often found 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! Apple Country Chiropractic knows and suggests that Williamson chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and improved as necessary.

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 noticed that B vitamins enhanced the effectiveness of morphine when used for severe pain.  Researchers discovered a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may benefit patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let’s talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Williamson chiropractic appointment.

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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 presents  two cases. In the second case, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may hold you back. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

 
Apple Country Chiropractic emphasizes the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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