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Grass Fed Cows and their effect on my knees

By January 24, 2017Bone Broth, Health & Diet

Many of my friends might remember that in 2012 I had my right hip replaced and in 2014 the left one failed and had to be replaced as well. Both surgeries were a breeze and I healed very quickly. It was great and I felt like a new person. The need to replace my hips was not the result of injury but rather the early onset of osteoarthritis.

I did everything right. I was doing physical therapy and taking long walks, and seeing my doctors regularly. What was interesting and unexpected was what happened to my knees. As it turns out, if they do the surgery through the back (your butt) rather than the front they cut into your gluteus medias muscle. This is one of the main muscles that assists in walking properly. If that muscle is not firing properly then you put strain on other parts of your leg, like your knees, hence my problem.

What was funny was that I didn’t even know that I was walking wrong. My knees were buckling inward and not that long after my last surgery I started having knee problems.

We moved to the Columbia Gorge at the end of 2014. Our home is on 2 acres of property and it’s also on a hill. Guess what…I couldn’t walk down that hill or walk on the uneven ground without excruciating knee pain.

I really wasn’t looking forward to the idea of double knee surgery and started looking for things I could do to strengthen my knees. In addition to doing a lot of work with a wonderful Pilates instructor, Anne Egan my savior, I started drinking bone broth. What happened to me was amazing!

As I researched how and why bone broth was improving my life, I stumbled across Kobe Bryant’s story. He was seriously injured in one of his games and his ankle swelled to the size of a tennis ball. He was looking at being out for the remainder of the season.

Dr. Cate Shanahan, the director of the Lakers PRO Nutrition Program knew what he needed and prescribed bone broth and voila he missed only two games and was back in the game . While I haven’t begun making a living as a power forward (I think that’s what position he plays) my knee pain went away and I’m walking up and down the hills around my home every day. Not only do my knees not hurt anymore but I’ve noticed other improvements, shinier and stronger hair, stronger nails, and more radiant skin.

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