Why Our Joints Now Fail Sooner

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YetAnotherVegan : success story here: My knees, back, elbows, wrists, ankles, feet, hands, and shoulders were always sore and stiff, especially after sleeping... which was supposed to be the time of healing, according to my doctor. After I went vegan, my joints felt better, but were still painful and stiff, and then after I cut out oils and the majority of oily veggies (as well as anything processed), I am pain-free and I even run, which is something I have literally never done before in my life, but I love running now ^_^ I still feel sore after a long run, but it's a muscle soreness instead of a joint soreness, and it goes away after I wake up in the morning. Speaking of running, I am due for a run here in about 3.5 hours... love the channel ^_^

Eelke Aptroot : Another reason why one might want to avoid bone broth would be that lead seems to accumulate in bones, though lead has a high density I doubt you want that in your bones...

Gaiaisi - Gaia's Eye - Gaia is I : I imagine that more and more of the human population living in concrete jungles must play a role as well. After running the marathon a few years back I vowed never to run again on concrete whenever possible, I wasn't noticeably injured after, but 42 kilometers of pounding your knees and back on concrete will definitely give you an epiphany about being nice to your joints... Great low impact cardio alternatives are biking, Kung Fu/Martial Arts minus the punching bricks, with certain techniques even weight training doubles as good cardio, and if you do run, only ever do so on grass/soil. The concrete jungle is not our natural habitat! Massively useful video once again Mic. had no idea how much of an influence diet had on our all too fragile joints. Teenagers getting these problems, Yeezus!

Chuck Terrell : My mom had bad arthritis in her fingers, hands, wrists. Went vegan and her frikin fingers straightened out! PLUS she she is completely off one blood pressure pill and cut the other dose in half! Yet people I work with think it's a fluke and are convinced KETO is life... facepalm

David M.V. : MORE. JOINT. VIDEOS. These are so useful, as an athlete or as someone who just likes to practice sports, joints are so much of a problem and not talked about enough.

Strawberrypocky911 : Cow's milk/animal flesh is poisonous for humans. Period. And I actually feel really guilty because, I just finished my 3 weeks work experience at an Aged Care facility for my certificate. Half of the diet consists of cow's milk though, so I honestly felt like "Dr. Death" feeding the elderly food with cow's milk 6+ times a day. Sadly however, I cannot really do anything about it. I highly doubt that I can single-handedly be able to convince the facility's CEO and nurses otherwise. Society just needs to eventually change as a whole and realize the truth about how humans and cow's milk just don't mix. Also, out of 90 resident's, I had only seen one resident there that drank soy milk. It's crazy how people can drink practically a gallon of cow's milk a day, their arthritis or osteoporosis gets even worse... but they still believe that it is healing them when it 100% isn't. One of the most terrifying things that I had seen during my work experience was a resident that had severe Dementia, but she was only 50 years old. She had truly believed that the baby doll that I was holding for her, was her actual baby daughter from 25 years ago. I was just blown away during that time, I felt so incredibly sad. And just from reading a magazine, she couldn't read it accurately. There would be a sentence such as, "Arthritis pills 50% off" and she would read it as: "AAA TTT T pill t 55 o o TTT." I'm super tired of poisonous cow's milk and other animal products destroying not only our bodies, but our minds as well. All of my friends are surprised that I am a Vegan FOR LIFE. They thought that I was just going through a "fad diet", but healthy Vegan is the default human diet for a reason. And I know there are a few comments on this vid saying, "But I'm Vegan and I still have a sore back/bones." Well, there are other factors that come into it as well but if you weren't Vegan imagine how much worse the pain would be. I used to have a sore back every single day before I went Vegan, but now my pain has been cut down by 90%. I only still have a little bit of pain because I'm still overweight but I'm working on it still. But anyways, thanks for this video Mic the Vegan! :)

Grandma Meaders : I am 61 and only started my vegan life 16months ago. I am happy to hear I might undo some damage. That would be great. Even if less damage thru my kind and cruelty free life style, aka vegan.

Peter Austin : Thank you. I started a plant-based diet at the beginning of September, it would be splendid if it helped to alleviate my crunchy-knees as well. One request; I suffer from Parkinson's disease, if you encounter any new news or information on this subject with respect to a plant-based diet it would be fabulous if you mentioned it. 8-)

Ruth Hampton : As someone with a family history of arthritis this is a very interesting topic. Also wanna say that I love the videos Mike! You're really helping this vegetarian transition into a vegan :)

adamaj : I get that there is a diet component. But I've always wondered, do we, especially professional athletes, put stress on our joints that they were never designed (evolved) to take? I'm thinking about modern sports like tennis, basketball, soccer, football, track, or just exercising in general, lifting weights, cardio, etc. Sports played on hard surfaces with lots of running, quick turns and changes of direction putting crazy amounts of torque and torsion on the joints. What about a marathon runner. Are we supposed to run 26 miles? I know some people that run 5+ miles a day. Were our joints made for that day after day for decades? We exercise now because we're very inactive. But our ancestors wouldn't have done anything like this unless they absolutely had to expend the energy to survive. While our ancestors evolved, we mainly just walked around. Look at animals in the wild. They don't expend energy unless they have to. I'm not talking about young playing, etc. I'm talking about an adult moose just being like, "I think I'll go run downstream 20 miles for no reason." Doesn't happen. Most of the exercise animals get is walking, with relatively rare and short bursts of running.

dan barry : thumbs up if you like soy sauce

Ann Lamb : Stopped eating meat and dairy after being diagnosed with arthritis in thumb. Huge improvement. Also stopped cooking with oil. Thanks Mic. Great video as usual.

Adam Warlock : I'm already vegan but I know some non-vegans I'm gonna have to show this video to

Ed Tom Bell : "Not those types of joints."

hipb23 : Hey Mic...how about a video on gout? I can't seem to find anything in your library. My father in law is suffering and I want to show him it's his diet high in meat & dairy and not whatever he thinks is causing it. Thanks!

Manggae Tteokki : Thank you for adressing the bone broth issue. I still hear that argument from virtually everyone in my family and relatives. Now I know how to respond to that riduculousness.

Plant Based Senior : Great video. I'm a 65 year old guy who's been vegan 10 years now. Managing scoliosis and arthritis with diet and yoga.

Eighty Bananas : Great video Mic. This Massage Therapist approves, I see this stuff everyday at the Chiropractic office.

YetAnotherVegan : notification squad!

That One Mad Scientist : Wondering if anyone has any advice for me. I'm only 17 and I have chronic joint inflammation. I noticed it flaring up more as I started to change my diet to more whole foods, but I did still eat dairy and fish at the time. Now I've been a whole food vegan for about 4 months and my joint inflammation is much worse. My knees crack, my elbows are sore, and my neck is always inflamed. I've been taking large doses of turmeric which has helped it somewhat, but I want to get to the core issue. I'm thinking that I have some pathogenic gut bacteria that is reacting negatively to some of the healthy foods I'm eating and is causing the inflammatory response. I'm seeing a doctor soon about it, but I'm worried that he's going to say that I need to eat meat again (I doubt that would fix anything and it's the last thing I want to do.) I was wondering if anyone had any insight or experience with this? I've reversed my pre-diabetes, hypertension, lowered my triglycerides and blood glucose, and have lost a lot of weight as a whole food vegan, so I have reaped many health benefits, but the joint inflammation is still bothering me.

Race Lever : Last... ;-)

Gabriel Flores : First. Although, I really shouldn’t be up this late. Thank you High School HNs and AP level classes, hope to enjoy this video while I do last minute work haha. Keep up the great work Mic, you were one of the few main people besides the plant-based doctor community that drove me to become a vegan!

S O N J A : No more whips, no more nae nae 😂😂😂😂 Thanks for watching that video of bone having a hole drilled in it for us 😭

Elise Nieuwe : It's not just about food but stress and sedentary lifestyle as well. Yin yoga helps the joints and against stress and even increases the length of telomeres. Yin yoga is about long lasting, gentle stretches and therefore is an inherently different way of stretching then how most people stretch. The long stretches work on the facia and the inner 'liquid' of your body.

Tom S : Thank you for making this very important video. While my perspective is from Northern Europe where 70-80 years ago we didn't have enough vitamin D I do knowledge all other aspects you mention in your video as well. In my opinion this is such an important topic you could make another video on this. Edit: my grandmother who was 80+ when she passed away had bad osteoporosis due to not having vitamin D in her whole life. But this 'new phenomena' of people with joint problems I have difficulty to understand. As a 46 yo man who has had problems with joints - they all have healed. Then again I have always eaten more or less healthy diet. Vegetarian from 1995 and mow vegan from 2016.

Iron John : As a longtime vegan with a history of lower back problems, I would contest this to a degree. The idea of blood flow is interesting, but not sure if it's as clearly causative as in conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, etc. I think sitting (ie driving a car to a desk job every day) is a key culprit here, and probably body weight for a lot of people with knee and hip problems. Not in any way arguing against a proper diet, but the first recourse here (from my experience at least) is postural therapy (there is great content on YouTube like Egoscue or Athlean-X) and more regular movement and exercise to keep the body aligned.

MsAusarian : Okay what about us? Vegan for 13 years. In my 30’s. Why are my knees degenerating? I’m not representing the perfect healthy vegan here.

Ro Ku : As one with spinal disc degeneration, my experience has been that its progression  has stopped (proven with MRI and x-rays)  and there has been some improvement of symptoms in the 4 years I have followed a vegan diet.

Pilsbury Doeboy : 2 knee surgeries and 20yrs of pain. Went low fat vegan for 2yrs, no pain at all!

VJ D : Hey Mike 😄 thanks for the great work as ever 👍

another troubled person : My brain: You really should eat healthier like more whole foods and greens and stuff. Me: Yeah, but I can’t give up cheese IT‘S SO GOOD. Everyone: What aren‘t you vegan? Me: Yeah I mean vegan cheese IT‘S SO GOOD. Everyone: blearrrghubl disgusting If I leave anything with the word ‚vegan‘ on it in the fridge at my boyfriends place his siblings won’t touch it. Convenient. So go vegan! Noone will eat your food anymore!

M Gat : I'm 6ft 4 (nearly) 29. In my mid 20s I let myself go... just a little, but nevertheless a bit overweight. I had achy knees and general old man aches. Lost weight though vegitariam style eating and then 4/5 months ago went vegan. I have no unexplained aches and pains and I recover really quickly from aches (including the dreaded strained neck) Also massively improved everything else going on in my gut etc. ...and... I'm by no means a good vegan... I still drink beer and have vegan treats.

Deathless Zero : Icy hot ad right before this vid, lol

Shane Baird : The reason Western doctors don't think joints can heal themselves is because the Pharmaceuticals they prescribe block the body's ability to repair its own joints and cartilage.

dighyfveirfuveifbuv : I dislocated my knee last year but I'm a vegan so I just walked it off.

heymisterderp : Synovial fluid is composed of filtered blood plasma so to say that blood doesn't get to certain joints isn't correct. It transports oxygen and nutrients to the joint and removes wastes. So yes, the joint can regenerate. A joint that moves is a joint that heals. A lot of joint injuries are compression injuries. Decompress and move. First load the boat with nutrients. Getting the blood healthy --> Getting the synovial fluid healthy.

Paul Liepmann : is my life over???

J F : Ironically, my joints got worse after I went vegan. I don't know if it's because I'm lacking certain vits/nutrients or if I have an actual illness, but over the past year, things have been cracking a lot more. And I'm only 24. It started with clicking in my jaw that ended up getting worse, and eventually my toe and knee joints were affected as well. I've been trying to eat more zinc/magnesium to help collagen production, but it doesn't seem to be working. I even tried Maca and Moringa powder (for Vit C>Collagen production), but those didn't seem to help either. Perhaps I didn't take them long enough for any effect to be had. I live in Canada, and so have free access to health care, but it's not a doctor I'd like, it's a naturopath or something similar. Doctors treat symptoms and then the disease. Alternative docs look at everything and treat the underlying issues right away

Cin : although thats great and all and bone/joint degeneration probably isnt a good thing - structural abnormalities and actual pain as a symptom arent highly correlated. So just bc in an MRI there is something „broken“ or „optimally intact“ doesnt mean you have or dont have pain.

Eco Mal : I hope carnists break all their bones.

Matthew Brosnan : What nutrients are most important for joint health/repair?

Carol Shaw : My story is just anecdotal but here it is. I followed a paleo style diet for 2 years, religiously drinking bone broth. I ended up with horrific joint pain that I'd never had before. I've been vegan this time for 10 months now and virtually all joint pain and a laundry list of other horrible symptoms are gone!! I'm not going back again!!

Analili Burrows : I thought joint pain was a normal part of aging, but after skipping eggs for breakfast, meat, and cheese, and eating more plant based and less processed foods I found myself pain free. I've learned so much from your channel so thank you for bringing the vegan message to all who will hear!

Carol Schwers : Prior to going vegan I suffered from Arthritis in my fingers and sore ankles in the morning. Six months into eating a healthy WFPB diet I had no pain. My reasons for the lifestyle change initiated from high cholesterol, which took a nose dive, and is now normal. I also suffered from embarrassing hotflashes at all times of the day and night and those are completely gone!!

truefuschniken : Love this- thank you sooo much!!!

Sara Anne : THANK YOU. I have joint problems at 25. My upper back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers. My doctor cannot figure out what's wrong with me. No inflammation, nothing wrong with blood tests. They chopped it up to Fibromyalgia. I'm in so much pain. I've been vegan for almost 2 years. I don't get it, I don't know what to do anymore :(

willanderson1983 : I legit had to have total hip replacement of both hips at age 34. Diagnosis: Avascular Necrosis of femoral head. Causes: high fat diet, alcohol consumption and/or major trauma in youth. What is AVN? Clogging of tiny blood vessels in the hip with lipids (fat).

Leon Schuring : How about Hcl glucosamine? Even has been shown to extend life span in humans. Cissus quadrangularis can also help with joints

MSMonkShare : Overall I like and enjoy your videos - I am a Chiropractor and have spent much time studying the topics you are discussing. The bottom line at the end of the video: "Doesn't hurt to try! Might help!" is great! I agree - However, in addition - there are many factors at play here - For instance the prevalence of sitting and low back injuries; there is much data on this, watch TedTalks if you want there are many on this topic. Sugar consumption and inflammation, processed food and inflammation. Lack of activity - and how that affects the blood supply reaching the joints and surrounding tissue, as you discussed in your video, and the support and health of the musculoskeletal system through movement and activity (it's actually movement that brings blood and nutrients to this avascular tissue - it doesn't 'seep' into the joint). And finally proper holistic treatment of joint injuries and degeneration if you have them, as not to ignore or postpone treatment if underlying issues exist - things like Chiropractic and massage are known to increase blood flow to joints and can (along with good healthy movement) stop degenerative processes, so that they do not progress further. The main point here: while eating this way is recommended, there are many other factors at play that can help you improve joint health, so if you have joint issues make sure to pursue all of them. Keep creating entertaining and informative content!

The Bearded Bros : Mic, can you please do a video on upper back pain? I’m a vegan college student, and I’m already having back pain. I have a feeling it’s related to sitting in a desk, wearing my backpack weirdly, and/or maybe shrugging my shoulders from stress. Very informative video as usual 😊