Most conventional doctors believe that osteoarthritis joint pain is an inevitable part of aging…a consequence of “normal” wear-and-tear, injury, and even genetics.
We evolved to be active and pain-free for life. Arthritis is not a normal part of nature’s plan.
In fact, new research shows that the epidemic of arthritis is hitting more and more young people. A study from Boston University looked at data on more than 33,600 people. They found that nearly one-third of people living with arthritis are aged 18 to 64.1
Arthritis is just one symptom in a long list of diseases connected to what I call Syndrome Zero. That’s the constellation of diseases that directly result from our modern grain-based diet.
Your body wasn’t designed to handle all those grains. Every time you eat grains, your pancreas has to pump out insulin to push the sugars from these cheap foods into your cells to make energy.
The more grains you eat, the more insulin builds up in your bloodstream. It overwhelms the receptors in your cells. It makes them insulin resistant.
Research shows that insulin resistance from a grain-heavy diet is at the root of arthritis.2
One review of 49 separate studies found that people with diabetes with serious insulin resistance had a 46% higher risk of osteoarthritis (OA).3
Insulin has several roles in the joints. We know that insulin:
- Helps build cartilage
- Increases bone building
- Promotes fracture healing
In a recent study in Arthritis & Rheumatology, researchers discovered that your joints — just like your muscles, liver, fat, and other tissues — can develop insulin resistance.
They found that the synovium in your joints is sensitive to insulin. The synovium is a membrane located in joints like your knee and shoulder. It surrounds the inner lining of your joint. Itprimaryin’s function is to create synovial fluid, which helps nourish and lubricate your joints.
The researchers found that insulin can no longer suppress inflammation in the joints when you have insulin resistance in your synovium.4
They also suggested that improving insulin sensitivity may be just what we need to slow the progression of osteoarthritis. Arthritis.
Big Pharma tries to relieve joint pain with drugs. But they have very little success and cause even more troubling problems.
And when all these drugs fail, mainstream medicine uses risky, expensive, and invasive surgeries to repair joint damage.
Or they replace your joints with a piece of metal.
I’ve been helping my patients relieve joint pain for over 20 years. But I don’t recommend surgery or prescribe dangerous drugs…
At my clinic, I use platelet-trich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat my patients’ arthritic joint pain. This therapy uses your own body to regenerate tissue, collagen, tendons, and ligaments.
Here’s how it works…
I draw a small amount of your blood and run it through a centrifuge. The machine separates out red blood cells. It leaves behind plasma with a high concentration of platelets. Injections of these platelets attract stem cells to your injured or damaged joints.
They help create new bone, muscle, cartilage, ligament, and tendon tissue. Studies show PRP injections improve joint function and decrease pain.
It is proven effective for:
- torn muscles6
- inflamed tendons7
- damaged joint cartilage8
- injured ligaments9
- knee osteoarthritis10
- elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle tendonitis11
PRP treatments are fast and relatively painless. It doesn’t require any recovery care. You won’t lose any time from work, play, or your daily routine.
If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for this therapy, please call 561-784-7852. My staff at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine will be happy to assist you.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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