Joint deterioration/building

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 09, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Any ideas as to how joint degeneration can be forstalled? I am an avid weightlifter and will not stop the practice. I would like my joints to last and retain their thickness/density for as long as possible. Does anyone have nay ideas as to how to prolong joint health(ie. physical mass and 'lubricity' if thats a word and u know what I mean?). Ideally supplement free? Would animal skin/collagen/cartilage help? Where would someone obtain these materials(butchers, etc.)? Anyone know of any sources in Canada, specifically in Manitoba?

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on March 09, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Make your own stocks and broth! There is more of the good stuff in there than in any supplement.



on January 14, 2013
at 11:36 AM

tai chi is considered very good for joints. And since your into weightlifting, tai chi can greatly help you develop inner strength which would result in an improved performance so it is a win win situation for you. Tai chi consists of slow movements, breathing from 4 fingers below the naval. It helps in opening up arteries and veins and there is free blood flow in them.

there are also some foods which aid in joint development like

  1. Wild salmon
  2. Almonds
  3. Papaya
  4. Apple
  5. Black Beans
  6. Kale
  7. Broccoli
  8. Ginger


on January 14, 2013
at 08:43 AM

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a silent disease. You might not know you have it until you break a bone. A bone mineral density test is the best way to check your bone health. To keep bones strong, eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise and do not smoke. If needed, medicines can also help.



on March 09, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Yes bone broths, etc are good for the collagen. It is not all about what you eat, but rather what you do that determines joint health. Do restorative exercises, like really exploratory range of motion exercises a other curative exercises like qigong, taichi chuan or yoga that relax muscles and will prevent and reverse age-related and misuse-related soft tissue degeneration. And, a relaxed muscle is a stronger muscle. Also, what stops many people from continuing to weight train is pain associated with cumulative tendon trauma (tendinitis/tendinosis), which is felt at the joint, where the muscle meets bone. Again, it is an overuse/misuse issue resulting in residual tension held in the muscles.

I always tell clients Magnesium, Vit C, Fish oil, and glucosamine/chondroitin to rebuild joints and connective tissue. So greens, fish, grass-fed beef, and bone/fish broths should do.



on March 09, 2011
at 06:55 PM

Yes, I second the bone broth. Also make sure you're getting enough protein and micronutrients. Some carbs may be helpful too, as glucose is needed to form glycoproteins. You may consider supplementing vitamin c if you're not getting a ton too as it's needed to form collagen.

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