What foods/herbs help heal cartilage?
Posted 27 August 2011 - 11:24 AM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:54 PM
Scroll down to 'Live-Food Fish Trade' -- http://fl.biology.us.../html/uses.html
Edited by CowTao, 27 August 2011 - 01:54 PM.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:02 PM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:03 PM
On another note, medical qigong healing is excellent on bones. Perhaps it may also work well on cartiledge.
Best to you in your time of healing. _/\_
Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:49 PM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:49 PM
If you can get fresh dandelion leaves at the grocery store, I suggest snacking on those constantly as they provide tons of nutrients and calcium.
Vitamin C is incredible for tissue healing so you should take plenty. I forget what the maximum usable amount in the body is, but a mild overdose will just cause stomach upset. Read more about vitamin C and tissue regeneration from Dr. Weil.
Check all this out for yourself online, too, and maybe double check it with your doctor since I'm not a health professional.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:32 PM
Here is a link: http://www.marksdail...ing-with-bones/
Marks daily apple has quite a bit of good advice in it.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:39 AM
Some wonderful person popped this link up a while back
Grrrrrreat link, broth is beautiful stuff - It's the ideal food for the sick and recovering since it's basically an animal "extract" and all the goodies are quickly and easily absorbed - I'd also like to put in the good word for avocado, which has been found to contain several phytochemicals which seem to promote the growth of chondrocytes, which are the cells that actually produce cartilage in the joints, here is an example.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2008 Jun;5(2):191-7.
Metabolic effects of avocado/soy unsaponifiables on articular chondrocytes.
Lippiello L, Nardo JV, Harlan R, Chiou T.
Nutramax Laboratories Inc, Edgewood, MD 21040, USA.
Avocado/soy unsaponifiable (ASU) components are reported to have a chondroprotective effect by virtue of anti-inflammatory and proanabolic effects on articular chondrocytes. The identity of the active component(s) remains unknown. In general, sterols, the major component of unsaponifiable plant material have been demonstrated to be anti-inflammatory in vitro and in animal models. These studies were designed to clarify whether the sterol content of ASU preparations were the primary contributors to biological activity in articular chondrocytes. ASU samples were analyzed by high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and GC mass spectrometry. The sterol content was normalized between diverse samples prior to in vitro testing on bovine chondrocytes. Anabolic activity was monitored by uptake of 35-sulfate into proteoglycans and quantitation of labeled hydroxyproline and proline content after incubation with labeled proline. Anti-inflammatory activity was assayed by measuring reduction of interleukin-1 (IL-1)-induced synthesis of PGE2 and metalloproteases and release of label from tissue prelabeled with S-35.All ASU samples exerted a similar time-dependent up-regulation of 35-sulfate uptake in bovine cells reaching a maximum of greater than 100% after 72 h at sterol doses of 1-10 mug/ml. Non-collagenous protein (NCP) and collagen synthesis were similarly up-regulated. All ASU were equally effective in dose dependently inhibiting IL-1-induced MMP-3 activity (23-37%), labeled sulfate release (15-23%) and PGE2 synthesis (45-58%). Up-regulation of glycosaminoglycan and collagen synthesis and reduction of IL-1 effects in cartilage are consistent with chondroprotective activity. The similarity of activity of ASU from diverse sources when tested at equal sterol levels suggests sterols are important for biologic effects in articular chondrocytes.
Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:15 AM
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