• LaurenWallace

Rewire the Body | Collagen & Bone Broth

Updated: Mar 15



So, you all know I' m a long time fan of Dr. Axe and his Ancient Nutrition Line of natural healthy protein powders, supplements, & vitamins. Well, I received this email from him today and I had to share.


Following Article by Dr. Axe

"So, Do you want the good news or the bad news first?

Let’s get this unfortunate fact out of the way first . . .


Collagen is going to diminish with age. Period.


It’s unavoidable. Throughout your life, collagen fibers are constantly breaking down and regenerating. But as you age, your body has a harder time manufacturing collagen at a speed that keeps up with the breakdown rate.


This can translate into wrinkles and other signs of accelerated aging, joint pain and more.

But people today may be losing collagen at a much faster pace compared to our ancient ancestors.


Why?


Because many of the “collagen killers” on the following list are unique to our modern-day times.

Since age isn’t the only factor draining your collagen levels, it’s time to start paying attention to — and avoiding — these 10 lifestyle factors considered to be “collagen killers.”


10 Surprising Collagen Killers:


Poor sleep

Excess sugar consumption

Injuries and joint degeneration

High cortisol from emotional stress

Sun overexposure

Diet low in antioxidants

Sitting all day and lack of activity

Bad gut health

Nutrient shortfalls of vitamin C and zinc

Free radicals


Do any of these sound familiar? Don’t worry, none of us are perfect, but minor tweaks to your diet and lifestyle can make an impact in collagen production and replenishment.

Some of us are losing collagen faster than others. If you've noticed your skin has started aging rapidly, joint discomfort or poor gut health, it could be your body telling you you're collagen deficient.


You can fight back against collagen loss through a few combined approaches:

Limit overexposure of the sun by using SPF clothing and safer sunscreens

Consume collagen-boosting foods

Consider the 5 tips below to boost your body’s own natural collagen production


The Top 5 Collagen Boosters:


Chicken Bone Broth (preferably simmered for 48 hours with bones, along with tendons and ligaments for the most collagen)

Adaptogenic herbs, including Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, Ginseng and Fo-Ti

Vitamin C-rich foods including kiwi, citrus, camu camu, broccoli, bell peppers and kale

Sulfur-rich foods including garlic, onions, egg yolks and cruciferous vegetables

Antioxidant-rich herbs, spices and foods including turmeric, rosemary, green tea, acai and goji berries

All of the above are great collagen boosters, but none of them compare to the greatest collagen booster in the world, which is collagen itself that comes from a varie