by Dr. Eric Berg
If you’re knees or hips are wearing out or maybe even your low back discs are thinning – READ ON. I am going to simplify the complex medical jargon to understand a cause of arthritis.
The question is….Why would your own joints progressively wear out if you’re not jogging 5 miles a day or using them in hard core exercise? This should NOT happen, right?
There is ANOTHER reason behind the scenes. Here’s HOW it happens.
Let’s take the knee joint. Let’s imagine you fell on your knees as a child running around the playground. On a microscopic level a tiny tear just occurred. This tear caused very tiny fragments of knee cartilage to leak out into knee joint.
Then over the years and repeated injury, your own body may mistakenly see these tiny pieces of cartilage as a foreign body that must be destroyed.
This is an immune system mistake. This is how an autoimmune problem starts.
It takes 2 things – actual tissue leaking into the wrong space AND a stress event to trigger it. Your own immune system will set up immune defenses (killer T-cells) to destroy your own cartilage.
This situation is an inability to differentiate between what is your tissue and some foreign thing that needs NOT to be there.
To reiterate, you own body starts to destroy your own joints!
This explains why a joint can stay inflamed and degenerate – you see this everywhere right?
Look at this as the immigration department controlling people crossing the border. You need your passport to make sure you can enter and leave and get the STAMP OF APPROVAL.
Leaking pieces of collagen into the joint space is bypassed your body’s own immigration. This is why your own good joints get attacked and wear out prematurely.
There goes your joint space, the lubrication and there comes the stiffness and arthritis.
Now for the solution that is going to blow you away – it’s so simple. You may have heard about the folk lore when your grandmother took chicken soup for her arthritis and felt relief. She was intelligent and now I want to explain WHY it worked.
Can Chicken Soup Cure Arthritis?
You may have heard your grandmother talk to you about chicken soup as an old remedy for arthritis.
This is true and have been scientifically proven, but it’s not from the vegetables. It is from the chicken.
There is a chain of events that happens in people’s lives when they are in their 50’s and 60’s, and they have joint loss for no reason – even when there is no major injury or exercise.
Maybe as a kid but not as an adult.
Let’s say when you were a kid, you fell on your knee or hip and it created a microtear.
Tiny pieces of that joint can link inside the microspace.
Your body will recognize that as a foreign material and will start to build up things that are going to attack, like antibodies.
It doesn’t activate until you get to your 30’s and 40’s, when stress hits the most and then it kicks in.
You have a chain reaction where the tissue is leaking inside the microtear and maybe even in the bloodstream.
You then develop an where your body is attacking itself because it thinks the entire joint is bad.
Over time, your immune system will destroy that joint. So many people have this and don’t know it.|
What to Do
What is in chicken soup? There is collagen and cartilage from the chicken.
Several research studies found that if you ingest cartilage from a chicken, it would act like a decoy.
You can take a small piece of cartilage from a chicken and it would go in your stomach, would get digested, and would go through your lymphatic system.
Your antibodies will sense that there is cartilage in your stomach, so they will go to your stomach.
If you have one bone and no cartilage, it would be probably too late. If you know that it is starting, you can start healing it.
Start taking it and over time, it will slowly deplete your antibody reserves that are eating up the joints and you’ll start to heal.
You will notice it is always before on an empty stomach. If you take too much, the worse scenario would happen as far as having symptoms like fatigue and achiness.
That’s why you should take it before bed so you can sleep it off. But, if you notice symptoms, just take half before bed.
I hope this helps
Dr. Eric Berg