Arthritis is a Metabolic Disease: Beyond the Wear and Tear Paradigm

by Mike Mutzel



Arthritis isn't just about wear and tear of the joints; it's now being seen as a metabolic disease, affecting more than just where it hurts. Treating it effectively means considering both joint health and as well as blood sugar and metabolic health.


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Mobasheri, A. et al. The role of metabolism in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. Nat. Rev. Rheumatol.13, 302–311 (2017).

Show Notes:

00:00 Osteoarthritis has metabolic origins.

00:30 Exercise and a low carb diet support joint health.

02:20 Exercise more, if you have arthritis.

03:50 Inflammation and body weight are involved in the breakdown of joints.

05:00 Leptin, released from fat tissue, triggers chronic inflammation.

07:05 Glucose and insulin parallel with leptin levels.

08:45 Compress your feeding window.

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