Friday, September 29, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Unraveling the Bone-Mitochondria Connection: A Functional Medicine Perspective

Unraveling the Bone-Mitochondria Connection: A Functional Medicine Perspective 🦴🔬

Hello everyone, Dr. Brad Shook here! Today, let’s delve into the fascinating connection between our bones and mitochondria.

Did you know that bone is a living tissue that not only supports our body but also produces blood cells, stores minerals, and impacts endocrine regulation? 🤔

As we age, hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, or the frequent use of certain medications can disrupt the bone remodeling cycle, leading to conditions like osteoporosis and osteopenia. 🚨

But here’s the interesting part: our mitochondria, the powerhouses of our cells, play a crucial role in the health of our bones and muscles.

Mitochondrial function and quantity are important for the maintenance of osteoblasts and osteoclasts in bone and for optimal function of myocytes in muscle. 💪🧬

Research suggests that mitochondrial dysfunction can impair osteogenesis, increase osteoclast activity, and accelerate age-related bone loss.

Similarly, the loss of mitochondrial integrity in myocytes has been recognized as a potential factor in age-related muscle degeneration. 🏋️‍♀️

So, what can we do about it? Lifestyle treatment strategies can support musculoskeletal health.

An anti-inflammatory diet, exercise, and supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics may positively impact bone density and quality. 🥦🏃‍♀️💊

Exercise is another therapeutic approach to support mitochondria, promoting increased mitochondrial content, improving respiratory capacity of each mitochondrion, and reducing ROS production. 🍽️🚴‍♀️

Remember, your health is in your hands. Let’s work together to keep our bones strong and our mitochondria healthy! 💪🔬

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