Our bodies are hosts, hosts of our physical bodies
as well as of microbial life. They are connected together and survive
on proper nutrition. Moses Chiropractic helps our West Palm Beach chiropractic
patients find their way around the world of gut nutrition as it
is involved in physical and microbial life.
THE GUT MICROBIOME: Vitamins
The gut microbiome is critical in keeping
physical health and in breeding disease. Diet is central. Fermentable fiber and other nutrients play a role in
the composition of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health. Vitamins A
and D are prime vitamins as they regulate the
gut immune response or act as an obstacle to
disease and thereby impact gastrointestinal health and the
microbiome. Researchers found that vitamins assist the
gut microbiome by increasing the number of presumed
commensals (A, B2, B3, C, K, beta carotene), microbial diversity (A, B2, B3, C,
K) and richness (D), short chain fatty acid production (C), and the great
quantity of short chain fatty acid producers (B2, E). (1) Taking a quality,
daily multi-supplement is so important to be added to your West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment program!
THE GUT MICROBIOME: B Vitamins
Our bodies work together with microbial life
to maintain health and to cope with disease. The
gut microbiota are said to produce hundreds of
bioactive compounds including B-vitamins which can quash competitive microbial species’ growth.
B vitamins are mostly absorbed from the small intestine though excess B is supplied to the distal gut as needed. New
studies are considering the additional roles B
vitamins seem to take on there: nutrients for both the host and the microbiota,
regulators of immune cell activity, mediators of drug efficacy,
supporters of the existence of certain bacterium, suppressors of
pathogenic bacteria colonization, and colitis modulators. (2) Your
West Palm Beach chiropractor understands nutrition,
especially how B vitamins are well valued
by the body and its microbiota!
B VITAMINS IN GUT HEALTH & IMMUNITY & INFLAMMATION
Another interesting tie Moses Chiropractic wants to
present is a link between the microbiota, immune cell
activity, and inflammation. The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is described as the biggest immunity organ in the human body.
Disturbances to the gut microbiome may lead to enhanced gut
permeability and cause systemic inflammation as well as issues
with the central nervous system. Proinflammatory
cytokines (via the kynurenine pathway’s enzymes forming
neuroactive metabolites – another topic for another time!) are linked with
several psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, autism,
depression, alcoholism). Probiotics which can affect
proinflammatory cytokines are suggested as
potentially reducing the toxicity of the kynurenine-associated
metabolites. (3) There is so
much we are discovering about inflammation,
immunity, and the gut. This association to psychiatric issues is
another topic of interest to Moses Chiropractic.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the potential
benefit of nutrition for immune support.
Make your West Palm Beach chiropractic
appointment soon. Combining nutrition with gentle chiropractic treatment via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is a great approach to taking care of your body!