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Can extended fasting cure arthritis or rebuild worn cartilage?

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22 Feb 2013 11:15 #15471 by david
david created the topic: Can extended fasting cure arthritis or rebuild worn cartilage?
From a modern medical perspective there is no cure for warn cartilage is there any anecdotal or scientific evidence that extended fasting can rebuild worn cartilage?

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22 Feb 2013 12:39 #15472 by TheFastDoctor
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Because the cells that initially produced cartilage becomes trapped within the cartilage, David, they cannot multiply again: The little "cells" they find themselves in are practically indestructible or, when it does get destroyed, cannot be rebuilt because the available cells cannot make cartilage. It is theoretically possible to "re-program" cells to make cartilage again but that's far on the genetic manipulation horizon.

What does however sometimes happen is that hard impact exercise causes micro-fractures in the joints and these are then repaired by scar tissue. This scar tissue (collagen) can kind of re-surface the joints to some extent. Not as good as cartilage but better than steel and teflon...

But you're right, fasting does not have much of a role in this respect. I could stretch my imagination and think up a connection but this would not be validated.

André

All my posts are "generic", based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of your own licensed medical practitioner.

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22 Feb 2013 19:22 #15480 by david
david replied the topic: Can extended fasting cure arthritis or rebuild worn cartilage?
Thank you Doctor. Dr Bob Becker had results by passing micro currents through a pure silver anode near the decayed bone which rebuilt the bone rapidly in Rabbits but not much research has been done on humans. And I don't know if this also applies to cartilage.

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