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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Malverne Chiropractic Plan

Micronutrients like selenium are not so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B draw a lot of the attention, but researchers continue to unravel the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s benefit – at least one of them – rests in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Malverne Health & Wellness shares selenium’s latest research support for our Malverne chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may have (ie, disc herniation, Malverne back pain, neck pain, leg pain, arm pain, etc.).

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF MICRONUTRIENTS

Vitamins and trace elements are micronutrients that keep organisms like us humans healthy. These micronutrients are busy! They are integral to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: heart and brain functions, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders related to the neurodegenerative or cardiovascular systems. Researchers warn that older folks need to be quite careful as they are more prone to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown to have an indirect impact on the genome even and slow antioxidant enzymes and reduce the efficiency of defense against free radicals. The more there is of this type of damage, the faster the aging process of cells and the greated the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) Here, we are|we’re]33] going to concentrate on selenium for the sake of our Malverne chiropractic nutrition talk.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT - CARDIOVASULAR, VASCULAR, BOWEL DISEASE

Notably, selenium deficiency particularly in the elder population was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to cardiovascular disease. It also is associated with elevated circulating inflammatory markers and affected by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we are going down to the cellular level where the words are even more foreign to our everyday language!) Selenium as a vital micronutrient for health that defends the body from oxidative stress that accumulates over time especially in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a harmful impact on vascular disease because inflammation intensifies vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in many ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Promoting inflammation is not what Malverne Health & Wellness or our Malverne chiropractic patients desire! Selenium along with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Malverne Health & Wellness discusses about the role of inflammation in Malverne back pain and other spine pain conditions. Maintaining the body’s proper balance of the proper vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to the health of our Malverne patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effects of inflammation on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration may benefit by interrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Malverne chiropractic appointment soon. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body requires to function optimally! You and Malverne Health & Wellness can discuss inflammation more at your next chiropractic appointment!

Malverne Health & Wellness shares information on the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation. 
 
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