GELATINE POWDER FOR ARTHRITIS

(Keywords: GELATINE POWDER FOR ARTHRITIS, chiropractic help, chicken bones, hyaline cartilage)

GELATINE can be made easily in the home from chicken bones and used to rebuild aging hyaline cartilage in your joints.


What is gelatine? See these three gelatine chains made of amino acids, pink, red and blue, linked together?

Gelatin is the gel derived from the protein collagen found inside animal and bones and cartilage. It is a protein, though not a complete protein. It lacks  certain essential amino acids like tryptophan and methionine, so you can’t survive on gelatine as your only protein source.

However it is the main protein used by your body to make the cartilage that covers the bones in your joints. Hence gelatine powder for arthritis.

A prime subject for discussion at chiropractic help: Unhealthy cartilage equals pain.

Gelatine is a hydrolyzed form of collagen. What does that mean? Individual collagen fibres in the body are bound together by chemical bonds to make up cartilage and other tissues, like skin, in the body. In the preparation of gelatine it is these crosslinks that must be first be broken down by hydrolysis. It can be easily done in the home, forming a semi solid colloid gel: Gelatin.

Suffering from joint pain? Gelatine powder for arthritis may be part of the solution. And of course, whether in powder form, sheets, or your own homemade chicken bones bouillon.


Three gelatine chains

Water binding properties

The beauty of gelatine in the body is that it binds water making it the perfect material for building healthy hyaline cartilage, in fact all cartilage. The first sign of degenerating cartilage is the loss of this water. On an MRI the degenerate cartilage looks dark as it loses water, the disc space narrows and then the disc bulges...


Gelatine for worn cartilage

You can also see how the water may seep into the bone,called a Modic effect, or modic change, which is the sign of deep bone pain. This cannot be seen by your chiropractor, unless he has a scan; it's not visible on ordinary plain xrays; and may explain why your back is still aching long after the joint subluxations have been corrected.

As the normal movement in the joint is restored, gradually this water that has seeped into the bone finds it's way back into normal circulation.

Gelatine powder has also been claimed to promote general joint health. One study for example found that gelatin relieved knee joint pain and stiffness in athletes.



What is not well understood is why gelatine powder, the foundation of cartilage, should relieve arthritic pain. Once in the stomach, gelatine powder is broken down into its constituent amino acids, and then reformulated into the protein of  hyaline cartilage in the bones. Never mind, just accept that it works! 

Healthy cartilage also requires a low omega 6 to omega 3 ration. Less seed oils, more olive oil, more fish or flax seed.


For an ulcer

Several researchers found that gelatin reinforces the stomach mucous lining. It has been found to reduce the damage to the stomach wall by alcohol and stress, halving the size of ulcers.

Instead of buying your Gelatine Powder for soups and stews ... make your own gelatine at home. It's dead easy. Gelatine from CHICKEN BONES ...


Personal medical insurance

It's all about first stepping up to life on a healthier plane, living differently. Going without personal medical insurance is a major step in life and certainly not for all. Follow the rules of good health, and there's a 90% chance you'll score big. Save those premiums diligently and within ten years you'll be a millionaire.

But can you handle the fact that it can all go wrong? Personal Medical Insurance ...

Can you simply regularly eat a chicken bones bouillon and expect to safely drop your insurance? Obviously not. Good health is about a number of important habits. Each one you add, the greater the chance of improving your health.

Here's my little list of good habits. I'm sure you can add to it.

  • Take regular exercise. Any kind that appeals to you.
  • As far as you possibly can, regularly eat natural, home made food.  Don' t get neurotic, we're all nuts after all; have a coke now and again, eat out at fast food now once in a while, but day by day? The food your grandmother would have provided for her family. Not your mother's!
  • Freshly squeezed fruit juice of which orange juice is probably the easiest.  Squeeze it yourself, top up with water and drink it.
  • At least five coloured foods per day, I aim for ten. Salads and vegetables, fruit daily.
  • At least once a week have a vegetable protein dinner, like tofu, green beans, chickpeas, lentils, hummus etc.
  • Eat only brown rice. I mean, avoid white rice.
  • Avoid sugary and white flour products. Bagels, ugh.
  • Eat fatty fish regularly for your heart and brains. Or other sources of omega-3, like freshly ground flax seed and walnuts. 
  • Use olive oil.
  • For your cartilage, omega-3, keep your weight in trim, and gelatine powder for arthritis. 

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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mrs D, a 78 year old woman has very severe sacroiliac joint pain, and even more severe cramps in her right leg. There are two problems; she is on two diuretics but no slow K. Taking her temporarily off one diuretic and adjusting the SIJ brought 50 percent relief within four days. 

2. Mr S, a 48 year old man, has right low back pain, groin pain and a numb feeling in his lower leg when he sports. For six months he's been off football. He too has two problems; a very treatable lumbar facet syndrome and a very serious blocked artery in the groin; it's called intermittent claudication. Smokers beware.  

3. Mr S looks like the leaning tower of Pisa; he has a slipped disc at L5 making him lean towards the opposite side. It's called the postero lateral disc hernia; we'll fix it, but he has to stop for a week or two. Antalgias are serious so take them seriously. 

4. Mrs V too has  two conditions; a chronic low grade sciatica giving her an ache in the right leg, and a threatening Morton's neuroma. She's glad I'm back in Holland; chiropractic fixed it before, and we'll fix it again. 

5. Mrs W is one of the lucky ones, says her doctor. I agree. He says only 40% of patients with lumbar stenosis have a successful operation. We fixed a nasty slipped disc three years ago, but it came back two years later; the surgeon did a fine job but she has a weak ankle now giving her subtalar joint pain; it's routine stuff. 

6. I myself had an acute exacerbation of a femoral nerve lesion last year. One immediate treatment of the new strain by my colleague has fixed the pain in the lower back, but there's some residual numbness in the lower leg; no soaring tomorrow alas.

7. This lady is a 86 year old woman with a 63 scoliosis. Chronic lower back has been her lot in life but she's well pleased with chiropractic and comes for chiropractic help once a month; some conditions you can never cure.

8. She is an 78 year old woman, is doing remarkably well with a bad sciatica. But over 200 pounds she is not losing weight; in fact, gaining despite my suggestions. She's high risk for a stroke. I have referred her to a dietician to crack the whip.

9. A 61 year old man with upper cervical pain yesterday; it's not severe but also not getting better of its own accord. He's afraid it may turn very acute as when I treated him three years ago. Since then it's been fine. 

10. A 64 year old woman has had scheuermanns disease; it's left her with a spinal kyphosis and chronic middorsal pain. She responds well to chiropractic treatment provides she come every six weeks or so for maintenance treatment.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

12. Mrs D, a middle aged woman with hip pain of one year duration, despite other treatment. Xrays reveal an impingement syndrome and early hip arthritis. There's much to be done.

13. Mrs B has had one of the nastiest of conditions; vertigo caused by a disturbance in the inner ear. Falling repeatedly and vomiting she consulted her doctor but medication didn't help. After two sessions of the Epley manoeuvres she was 50 percent better. After two weeks 75 percent improved. No longer vomiting all falling. She's not enjoying the Brandt Daroff home exercises.

And so the day goes; chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that's so much bunkum.



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