Do you have degenerative arthritis?
With 10 million or more people with arthritis, most of them will have degenerative arthritis. This arthritis is called osteoarthritis. Degenerative arthritis occurs when joints are overworked, rub against each other, experience excess friction, and slowly degenerate.
Most joints rub against each other, but bone joints have a protective coating called cartilage. This cartilage has no blood vessels or nerves so it cannot receive nutrients directly. This cartilage serves as a cushion or pad between the bones so that the bones do not wear down and you do not feel pain.
Cartilage shouldn’t wear down if its surfaces remain lubricated with the oils you eat. But if you’re not eating the right oils or the right amount, then your cartilage can dry out. Under these conditions, the cartilage will slowly deteriorate, leading to degenerative arthritis.
Once your cartilage is damaged or worn down, it is difficult to regenerate it. Cartilage is not living tissue and does not receive its nourishment directly from blood vessels. It is composed of mucin, albumin and sulfuric acid. Absorbs oils and nutrients by osmosis.
Osmosis is the movement of oil from an area of high oil concentration, passing through a membrane, to an area of low oil concentration. So, if cartilage is deficient in oil and you don’t eat the oil you need to minimize cartilage-to-cartilage friction, then degenerative arthritis will occur over time.
Eating oil that is high in vitamin D and iodine is what is needed for good cartilage strength and function. Oil such as cod liver oil is ideal as a lubricant for cartilage function. Fish oil is another good oil to eat. When you eat cod liver oil, this oil passes through the joint lining into the joint cavity. Once in the cavity, this oil is absorbed by the cartilage by osmosis.
Once cartilage is properly lubricated, it has elasticity and lubrication, so when it rubs against other cartilage there is little friction and cartilage degeneration occurs.
There is another process that can affect the integrity of the cartilage. Calcium can deposit in the bone near the cartilage and break down the cartilage and wear it down.
To prevent this condition, calcium must be kept in solution in the lymphatic fluid. This is achieved by maintaining a balanced diet.
Degenerative arthritis is a process in which the cartilage at the end of the bones in the joint structures slowly breaks down. This degradation is caused by the lack of adequate oil in the diet and by the accumulation of calcium in the joints of the bones. Joint degeneration begins to occur after the age of 20 and can continue if the proper diet is not followed.
Eating the right foods to prevent degenerative arthritis is difficult to achieve if you have been educated eating the wrong kinds of foods. But as an adult, you can now choose whether you’ll get osteoarthritis when you’re older if you continue to eat the wrong kinds of foods.