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Is Your Food Making You Old?

  • September 26, 2011
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Your Joints Ache

You May Need More: Manganese and Copper

Because manganese and copper are both essential for maintaining joint cartilage and flexibility, “in most cases, supplementing these nutrients reverses the joint deterioration and eliminates the pain,” says Dale Peterson, MD, director of the Comprehensive Wellness Center in Sapulpa, OK. “The body can actually repair a significant amount of damage if it’s given the proper support.”

How Your Doctor Knows: Using a simple blood test, your physician can easily determine whether your joint pain is related to garden-variety wear and tear or a more serious inflammatory condition. “If the result is normal, you can be assured that the joint pain isn’t caused by serious rheumatic disease,” says Dr. Peterson.

Food Fix: Nuts, beef, and spinach are good sources of these nutrients, but you won’t be able to eat enough to get all your copper and manganese, so opt for a supplement, Dr. Peterson advises.

Supplement Solution: Take 2 mg of copper and 5 mg of manganese each day. Within 2 to 3 months, your joints should feel less painful.

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11:47AM PST on Jan 2, 2012

Very Informative

10:18PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

I agree, your food is really the key, the key to happiness, the key to a better life, to a hralthier life, for you , your familly and the planet!

Alec Blenche
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6:12PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Thanks for the information.

11:07PM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Good info, thanks.

12:47AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

There were some tips in here I didn't know about - especially the copper. Thank you.

11:54AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011


6:38PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

Thanks :)

3:46PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

Very useful information.

12:21PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011


10:35AM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

Is copper really absorbed by the skin ? I would be grateful if someone can give some details on the process.
on the whole the article is very informative. thanks

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