Fort Wayne Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status has an influence on these health issues and more. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic cares for Fort Wayne chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to sustain those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation plus nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of importance. B vitamins maintain 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 provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 reduced spina bifida cases by 767 per year 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, folate-fortified rice reduced the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins diminish stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; boost memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; decrease the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some exact examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in raised homocysteine levels, placing you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is reported to improve depression and anxiety. B12 grows more significant the older we get as we do not process it as well as we do when we are younger. A decent multi-supplement may supply all the B vitamins you need. (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic will figure this out with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are referred to 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 issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be addressed with boosted B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not 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 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 important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic knows and urges that Fort Wayne chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and addressed as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins lessened neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noted that B vitamins improved the effectiveness of morphine when implemented for severe pain.  Researchers discovered a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may aid patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let’s talk about how B vitamins may help you at your next Fort Wayne 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 shares  two cases. In case #2, 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 Aaron Chiropractic Clinic today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal conditions that may hold you back. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you moving!

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