Ottawa Chiropractic Nutrition Tip: B Vitamins are Key!

Osteoporosis. Mood. Spina Bifida. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. Dementia. B vitamin status influences these health conditions and more. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider cares for Ottawa chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to sustain 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 is a variety of B vitamins of value. B vitamins maintain the body’s production and use of energy obtained 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, fortified-with-folate grains since 1998 reduced spina bifida cases by 767 a 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, fortification of rice with folate 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 specific examples of B vitamin deficiency problems are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may lead to raised homocysteine levels, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 helps antidepressant meds work. 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) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider will figure this out with you.

SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS

There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are discussed as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status influences 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 improved B12 levels which may be more difficult 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 features that make it more difficult, too, like those with MTHFR which is linked 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! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider knows and suggests that Ottawa chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and addressed as needed.

A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION

B vitamins reduced neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noted that B vitamins improved the success 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 help patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let’s talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Ottawa 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 shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Ottawa chiropractic appointment with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider today to manage and/or prevent cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may slow you down. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!

 
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider shares the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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