Gelatine Powder for Arthritis 

Gelatine powder for arthritis contains the building blocks for joint cartilage.

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

Gelatin, by the way, is how it's spelt in America.

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

Gelatin is the gel derived from the protein collagen found inside animal bones and cartilage. It is a protein, though it's not a complete. 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.

It's a prime subject for discussion at chiropractic help; unhealthy cartilage equals pain.

Gelatine is a hydrolyzed form of collagen. What does that mean? Individual 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; gelatine.

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.

Gelatine Powder for Arthritis 

Gelatine powder for arthritis can be made easily in the home and used to rebuild aging cartilage.

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 hyaline 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 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 3 ratio. That means less seed oils which is what is used in most salad dressings, more olive oil, plenty of fish and freshly ground flax seed.


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 at home. It's dead easy; get it from CHICKEN BONES ...

Chicken Bones

Dem chicken bones make the perfect gelatine powder for arthritis; but you don't need to dehydrate it.

Do use organically reared birds for your chicken bones bouillon; it makes a wonderful nutritious starter for any soup .

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? We are now 7 years into living without personal medical insurance and we have a very nice little kitty stored up for that rainy day that will surely strike even the most ardent fans of healthy living.

Don't put it away and you'll be facing serious misery when you need medical or chiropractic care.

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 OJ is probably the easiest.  Squeeze it yourself, top up with water and drink it; don't strain out the pulp.
  • At least five coloured foods per day; I aim for ten. Salads, vegetables, and fruit must be on the daily menu.
  • At least once a week have a vegetable protein dinner, like tofu, green beans, chickpeas, lentils, hummus etc.
  • Eat only brown rice. I mean, absolutely avoid white; it's equivalent to having only bread made from cake flour.
  • 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. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

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. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

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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