Natural Joint Health
By: Dr. Skip Hellen ND, CNC (Health Doctor)
The problem (joint degeneration)
Chronic unhealthy behavior habits, especially diet, encourages rapid biological
degradation (aging) including symptoms like serious joint degradation problems.
Cartilage is the rubbery bone padding in joints that can wear down over time as we age.
It's smooth and slippery, allowing bones to slide back and forth with ease and comfort (less friction).
Cartilage is living tissue that can regenerate and repair in only 6-12 months with proper nutrition
and exercise. Unfortunately, cartilage has no nerves or blood vessels. Too often, degeneration accelerates
through chronic unhealthy consumptive habits and lack of proper regular exercise. As the body degenerates,
biological functions slow causing an acceleration of the aging processes. As a result of this general biological
decline (domino effect) called aging, the body is deprived of important nutrients required for tissue repair
The solution (Nutritional support supplements & health promoting behavior change)
Nutritional support compounds (supplements)
- Hyaluronic acid
- Hydrolyzed Collagen
Natural sulfur compounds
- Glucosamine sulfate
- Chondroitin sulfate
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are
both natural sulfur compounds most often used together to treat joint problems.
These two compounds work together to reduce the pain and stiffness as well as
support the repair and regeneration of joint tissues. Many studies found
that glucosamine and chondroitin help restore joint health and prevent further
cartilage degradation while regenerating new cartilage and other body tissues.
They also provide anti-inflammatory properties which improve movement and relieve
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural sulfur compound
found in all living things. It is one of the most abundant compounds in the body,
behind water and sodium. It is vital for healthy connective tissues and joint
function, enzyme activity and hormone balance, along with healthy immune system
function. Because bio-nutritional sulfur compounds plays such a vital role in healthy body
functions, the proper use of bio-nutritional sulfur supplementation produces a
positive health benefit with many health problems such as: allergies, asthma,
emphysema, lung maladies, arthritis, headaches, skin and joint problems,
stomach and digestive tract problems, circulation, cell osmosis and absorption.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a carbohydrate, or more specifically a mucopolysaccharide
occurring naturally in the human body. When not bound to other molecules, it binds to water giving it
a jelly like consistency. This viscous gel is one of the most heavily researched substances in medicine
today with many studies and trials in the fields of orthopedics (joints) and eye surgery. Its primary
function is to bind water and to lubricate moving parts like joints and muscles
in the body . Because
HA is one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules in nature with numerous benefits for the human
body it is frequently described as "nature's moisturizer" or biochemical hydrator.
Hyaluronic acid is found in all bones and cartilage structures of the body. Both provide structural
support to the human body. HA is especially found in the hyaline cartilage. Hyaline cartilage covers the ends
of the long bones where articulation (bending or movement) occurs providing a cushion
between the bones. The hyaline
cartilage has been called "gristle cartilage" because its resistance to wear and tear.
Hydrolyzed collagen has many revitalizing health benefits for skin and joints. Its revitalization properties
have been described as reversing the aging process especially in cases of chronic dehydration.
Daily dose (150 lb. person)
- Hyaluronic acid – 200-400 mg
- BioCell Collagen II – 1000 mg
- Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II – 600 mg
- Glucosamine sulfate – 1500-4000 mg
- Chondroitin sulfate – 1200-3000 mg
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) – 1500-2000 mg
- Hyaluronic acid – 100 mg
- BioCell Collagen II – 500 mg
- Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II – 300 mg
- Glucosamine sulfate – 500-1000 mg
- Chondroitin sulfate – 200-600 mg
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) – 500-1000 mg
Behavior Change – Proper exercise
Yes! Proper exercise combined with proper nutrition is required to resolve not only
the joint degeneration problem, but the rapid aging problem as well. While
proper nutrition (supplementation) provides the required building blocks for
repair and regeneration, proper exercise provides the demand programming to
promote robust biological repair and regeneration. The body won’t support what
it doesn’t need, “if you don’t use it you loose it”.
Proper exercise is an important key to achieving optimal joint health. To much physical stress
(exercise) can be counterproductive, even damaging. The idea is to apply just enough
physical stress to promote structural regeneration. This is especially true of weight
barring joints like hip and knees.
Joint degeneration, especially hip and knee are serious problems for many Americans. While
joint degeneration is a problem, it is but one symptom of the larger problem of chronic
unhealthy behavior mostly due to (unhealthy diet and lack of proper regular exercise).
The solution is to correct these foundational problems by changing
living habits from unhealthy to healthy. Prudent proper health habits
combined with proper regular exercise can help direct the body’s biochemistry
in a healthier course which will restore optimal health to unhealthy tissues no
matter what the current health condition. It's all about cause and effect,
proper health habit changes and effective internal biochemical management = (causes) -
regeneration body tissues = the desired optimal tissue health (effect).
HELP! UHRI has produced optimal health step by step programs designed to guide you through all the
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"Illness and disease are
optional, choose not to participate" ~ Dr. Skip Hellen
It’s important to understand that optimal health can only
be achieved and maintained when nutritional, physical, and mental requirements
are met resulting in systemic biological balance (homeostasis).
The following are the cornerstones of success with anything
in life, make these qualities an important part of your life strategy and you
will achieve excellence in anything you do.
character requires personal
commitment advances positive
tenacity promotes success
~ Dr. Skip Hellen
OPTIMAL HEALTH ACTION STEPS
1. (Develop) a strong sense of self respect and discipline
2. (Pledge) Take the "Declaration of Health Independence" pledge
3. (Test) Complete the health assessment test (establish a personal health baseline)
4. (Decide) Set a goal to achieve personal health excellence (optimal health)
5. (Education) Learn health principles how to achieve optimum health
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7. (Manage/Adjust) Change behavior habits for best results
8. (Commitment) Stay the course until achieving personal health excellence
9. (Mentor) Help another achieve personal health excellence
Since behavior habits and nutrition are critical components of human health and longevity,
denial, shortcuts and misguided beliefs can be very costly not only in terms of lost monetary
wealth but in compromised health leading to rapid aging, illness, disease and death.
DON’T TAKE YOUR HEALTH FOR GRANTED. IF YOU DON’T TAKE PROPER CARE OF YOUR
HEALTH, WHO WILL?
The important thing to remember is consumptive habits (foods) will form the foundation of
either optimal health or illness and disease. The old saying "you are what you eat" is absolutely
true when it comes to health.
Developing strong personal character (respect, belief, knowledge, discipline, commitment)
are the cornerstones of all personal excellence accomplishments.
Taking the "Declaration of Health Independence" pledges and adopting the behavior principles
solidifies a vital first step on the road to optimal health success. These pledge
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Perhaps the hardest part of achieving optimal health is changing
unhealthy behavior habits to
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