59 min

Knees, Hips and Age with Dr Vonda Wright, Orthopedic Surgeon and Team Doctor SuperAge: Live Better

    • Self-Improvement

In this week's SuperAge podcast, we're joined by Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedic sports doc and surgeon renowned for her expertise in athletes and active individuals of all ages. Dr. Wright delves into the complexities of joint health, emphasizing the importance of cartilage and its vulnerability to wear and trauma. She underscores the significance of maintaining an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and the critical role of strength in protecting and supporting our joints. Her insights extend from the nuances of treating elite athletes to offering holistic strategies for those seeking to sustain their physical health into later life. Dr. Wright's approach is not just about treating the joint but about treating the whole person, and we love that.

What kind of SuperAger are you? Check the SuperAge Quiz and find out! (visit: ageist.com/quiz)

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Timeline Nutrition — our favorite supplement for cell support and mitochondrial function. Listeners receive 10% off your first order of Mitopure with code AGEIST at TimelineNutrition.com/ageist.

Key Moments
“But also one of the “clinical knowns” of aging is the pillar of inflammation. Inflammation is one of the 12 pillars of aging. And as we accumulate enough birthday candles to set our kitchens on fire, our bodies deal with inflammation less and less well, and that just contributes to this picture of cartilage wear, which is arthritis.”

“Once you start wearing down your cartilage, it creates an inflammatory environment that we can measure in the joint fluid, which leads to more wear and tear and becomes a cycle. Before I go on with that, I want everybody listening to know that there are profound studies, however, that show that a lifetime of things like endurance running do not cause arthritis because you'll hear some very misled doctors say, ‘you better stop running and you're going to give yourself arthritis.’”

“How can you create an anti-inflammatory lifestyle? Number one, I want to de-inflame your whole body by cutting out simple sugars and wasteful, simple carb foods. Right? Our bodies are not trash compactors. It matters what you put in them, especially if you want to get out of inflammatory pain.”

Connect with Dr. Vonda Wright
Website
Instagram
Podcast

In this week's SuperAge podcast, we're joined by Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedic sports doc and surgeon renowned for her expertise in athletes and active individuals of all ages. Dr. Wright delves into the complexities of joint health, emphasizing the importance of cartilage and its vulnerability to wear and trauma. She underscores the significance of maintaining an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and the critical role of strength in protecting and supporting our joints. Her insights extend from the nuances of treating elite athletes to offering holistic strategies for those seeking to sustain their physical health into later life. Dr. Wright's approach is not just about treating the joint but about treating the whole person, and we love that.

What kind of SuperAger are you? Check the SuperAge Quiz and find out! (visit: ageist.com/quiz)

Thanks to our sponsors:
Timeline Nutrition — our favorite supplement for cell support and mitochondrial function. Listeners receive 10% off your first order of Mitopure with code AGEIST at TimelineNutrition.com/ageist

Sundays — Sundays is healthy, fresh dog food made of human-grade ingredients that is easy to store and serve. No synthetic nutrients or artificial ingredients. Just good quality food for your pup. Get 40% off your first order at http://SundaysForDogs.com/AGEIST or enter code: AGEIST at checkout.
AmeriCorps Seniors — Get involved in your community through AmeriCorps Seniors’ volunteer opportunities and change your life. Go to AmeriCorps.gov/YourMoment
Timeline Nutrition — our favorite supplement for cell support and mitochondrial function. Listeners receive 10% off your first order of Mitopure with code AGEIST at TimelineNutrition.com/ageist.

Key Moments
“But also one of the “clinical knowns” of aging is the pillar of inflammation. Inflammation is one of the 12 pillars of aging. And as we accumulate enough birthday candles to set our kitchens on fire, our bodies deal with inflammation less and less well, and that just contributes to this picture of cartilage wear, which is arthritis.”

“Once you start wearing down your cartilage, it creates an inflammatory environment that we can measure in the joint fluid, which leads to more wear and tear and becomes a cycle. Before I go on with that, I want everybody listening to know that there are profound studies, however, that show that a lifetime of things like endurance running do not cause arthritis because you'll hear some very misled doctors say, ‘you better stop running and you're going to give yourself arthritis.’”

“How can you create an anti-inflammatory lifestyle? Number one, I want to de-inflame your whole body by cutting out simple sugars and wasteful, simple carb foods. Right? Our bodies are not trash compactors. It matters what you put in them, especially if you want to get out of inflammatory pain.”

Connect with Dr. Vonda Wright
Website
Instagram
Podcast

59 min