Stopping Joint Breakdown
By vitalhf, Feb 20 2019 04:00PM
By Dr. Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.
As with so many other diseases today, diseases involving joint breakdown are skyrocketing. No longer is it an “old person’s disease”. We are experiencing premature joint breakdown at younger and younger ages. Is it just genetics, or are there reasons, possibly our lifestyle, that are contributing?
While you can have a genetic propensity for arthritis or other degenerative joint diseases, there are lifestyle changes that can protect your joints. As we are now understanding epigenetics more, we realize we have more control of our genetic expression than previously assumed. That’s good news, because it means we can implement things now, to try to thwart it.