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Malverne 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 conditions and more. Malverne Health & Wellness cares for Malverne chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to uphold those lives as active and healthy through time with chiropractic care that involves spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, particularly centered on B vitamin status.

WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF B VITAMINS

There are many B vitamins of value. B vitamins maintain the body’s production and use of energy derived 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 reduced spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] 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 annually for cardiac infarction. In Japan, fortification of rice with folate decreased 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 issues 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 helps antidepressant meds work. B8 (inositol) is shown to help 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 good multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you need. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness 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 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 improved B12 levels which may be more difficult for older people as it’s 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 linked to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has recently been found related 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 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! Malverne Health & Wellness knows and urges that Malverne chiropractic patients have their B levels tested and addressed as needed.

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 saw that B vitamins enhanced 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 help patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let us talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Malverne 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 case #2, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).

Schedule you Malverne chiropractic appointment with Malverne Health & Wellness today to manage and/or avert 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 up and going!

 
Malverne Health & Wellness emphasizes the importance of B vitamins to prevent diseases like spina bifida, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, and more! 
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