Joints are made of cartilage which is formed from collagen tissue. When the cartilage gets thin, cushioning can be lost and the body may deposit calcium in the joints resulting in arthritis. With aging, hormone production decreases and the ability for the body to repair itself lessens. Protein, Vitamin C, Copper (greens and nuts) and Silicon are all required to form collagen and cartilage.
- High inflammation due to poor diet, lifestyle, or genetics
- Reduced collagen and cartilage formation
- Lack of movement and lower hyalauronic acid content
Keys to Lowering Inflammation:
- Healthy fats: take anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil. Use Omega-9 rich oils like olive and avocado oil. Eat nuts like almonds, pecans, and pistachios.
- Add Curcumin and Boswellia to daily regimen to reduce inflammation forming enzymes and increase anti-oxidant activity
- Activate using fat for energy: reduce starch and sugar intake, eat green vegetables and berries instead.
- Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes to provide nutrients to joints
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep and monitor stress levels