Without cartilage, our bones would wear out so fast we’d barely be able to blink. This is because cartilage acts as a shock absorber and allows our bones to move smoothly. So why do we pay so little attention to our cartilage? Number one, because most of us don’t think about this particular part of our body until it becomes an actual problem, and number two, because it’s fairly easy to damage the cartilage tissue.
Causes of Cartilage Damage
Before we talk about what can be done about the cartilage damage, it’s important to understand the causes that lead to the problem in the first place. Here are just some of them:
- Age – with the passage of time, our cartilage changes its appearance and becomes weaker. However, not all older people have cartilage issues, which means that in this case, prevention is key.
- Obesity – heavier people experience more wear and tear forces on their cartilage which can lead to cartilage loss. It is therefore essential to maintain a healthy weight.
- Trauma – injuries can lead to weak spots in cartilage tissue which causes that area to become more sensitive and easier to break down. Repeated traumas are especially dangerous.
- Nutrition – eating healthily is important for our overall well-being, and that includes the health of our cartilage as well. If our diet doesn’t include essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods, we are likely to suffer from cartilage loss.
How to Regenerate Cartilage Tissue
Even if you’ve done everything right, it’s possible to develop cartilage damage. This is because our genes play a significant factor in developing any disease, and that includes cartilage loss too. Still, all is not lost. Make sure you’re eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly but carefully, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and are having regular medical checkups.
To help you further, we have prepared an effective home remedy that’s supposed to decrease inflammation and pain.
For this healing homemade remedy you will need:
- Mint, 1 tablespoon
- Thyme, 1 tablespoon
- Rosemary, 1 tablespoon
- Sage, 1 tablespoon
- Water, 1 liter
- Boil the water in a pot and put the herbs inside, letting them boil for about 5 minutes.
- Once done, remove from heat and cover with a lid, steeping the herbs for about 15 minutes.
- Let the infusion cool off and then put it (and keep it) in a fridge.
Consume one cup daily, first thing in the morning. Keep up with the routine for at least 3 weeks, or until you notice an improvement.