Collagen II

What is Collagen and It’s Importance in Joint Health?
Collagen is a protein that makes up about 25% of the protein found in the human body.1, 2, 3, 4 There are 14 different types of collagen and collagen II is the most predominant.2, 3, 4 It’s important to the structural integrity of connective tissue located throughout the body especially bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. If collagen production declines or if it should become defective, this would result in weakened connective tissue contributing to weakened bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, all important structural components critical to healthy joint function. An example of how important collagen II is to the health of the joint, we find that collagen makes up about 50% to 60% of the dry weight of articular cartilage with collagen II consisting of about 90% to 98% of the total tissue collagen.5, 6 Maintaining the health and production of collagen II will result in stronger and more resilient connective tissue. In turn, the bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments will be healthy and resilient as well. (more…)

A Natural Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some people argue that the Fountain of Youth can be found in something that every nursing mammal produces: colostrum.

The protective benefits of colostrum have a long history. According to Dr. Andrew Keech, ancient Egyptian art depicts pharaohs drinking colostrum in order become immortal. (1) And most farmers will tell you that a new calf will not live long if it does not drink at least once from its mother’s first milk. (more…)

Stinging Nettle is effective in treating BPH, arthritis, and aids post-partum mothers

Many people can relate to the experience of brushing up against a stinging nettle plant in a pasture or meadow. The unforgettable chemical burn creates mean welts which can sting for a week. However, stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) has such healing capabilities that many of the newer green super-food manufacturers add it to their compounds. Nettle is high in vitamin A and C, and is chock full of minerals, especially calcium and iron. Research indicates that nettle is beneficial for benign prostate hyperplasia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Midwives love stinging nettle as a pregnancy herb. (more…)

Prevent and Reverse Osteoarthritis

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Prevent and Reverse Osteoarthritis 

by Jeffrey Dach MD

Hormonal Decline Leads to Degenerative Disease

One of the basic concepts of “Anti-Aging Medicine” is that hormonal decline leads to the onset of degenerative diseases.  On the top on the list is degenerative osteoarthritis, a common form of progressive joint destruction from years of wear and tear.  Recent medical research shows that menopausal estrogen deficiency is a causative factor in developing degeneration of the joints. (more…)

Seven Diseases Big Pharma Hopes You Get in 2012

Supply-driven marketing not only turns the nation into pill-popping hypochondriacs, it distracts from Pharma’s drought of real drugs for real medical problems.
December 6, 2011  |
It used to be joked that a consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is. These days, the opportunist is Big Pharma, which raises your insurance premiums and taxes while providing you “low-priced” drugs that you paid for. (more…)

Vaccination Adjuvant Works By Killing Cells: Cause of Autoimmune Disorders?

A new Nature Medicine study may provide insight into why there’s so much autoimmune disease today. Have the authors unintentionally pointed to the smoking gun that even vaccinators must acknowledge?

Painting by Gina Tyler (www.ginatyler.com)

Painting by talented artist and homeopath,
Gina Tyler and her husband.
(With hypodermic needles added.) (more…)

Wheat Belly

Over a half decade ago Professor Jared Diamond, in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs, and Steel, famously wrote

“The adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.”

Dr Diamond was referring, of course, to the devolution of human health that took place as mankind suffered the corporal transformation driven by the mismatch between hunter-gatherer genes and an agricultural diet and lifestyle. Smaller stature, decreased cortical bone thickness, obesity, increased incidence of infectious diseases, dental caries, periodontal disease, vitamin deficiencies, and even famine – all common in agriculturists – were not, for the most part, the lot of pre-agricultural man.   (more…)

Gastrointestinal Microbes and Rheumatoid Arthritis

What effect do toxic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract have on autoimmune disease? Laboratory rodent studies indicate that GI bacteria and their toxins (e.g., gram-negative bacteria cell wall components) contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases. Absorption of these toxins from the GI tract stimulates inflammatory and immune responses. J. Vaahtovuo et al.reported significant difference in the GI bacterial makeup in people with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with controls in their 2008 study (J Rheumatol 2008;35:1500–1505). Is it possible to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis by reducing toxic bacteria in the GI tract? (more…)

Managing Autoimmune Disease

Conventional medicine tends to view autoimmune illness as the result of an overstimulated immune system that attacks organs and tissues as if they were foreign invaders. “Immune suppression, the mainstream medical treatment of choice for auto-immune disorders, completely overlooks the upstream cause, toxic overload, and the downstream detoxification deficiency that leads to the immune system’s confusion in distinguishing self from invader,” write Jodi Friedlander, MS, and Ed Bauman, MEd, PhD. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE), Addison’s disease, and Crohn’s disease affect 5% to 8% of the US population. (more…)