Friday, November 12, 2010

I Gotta Crow!!!












A few days ago, I was comparing health problems with my friend Sandi over at CHATTY CRONE. We both have bad knees. I need full knee replacement, and have been putting it off various ways. One of the most helpful things has been the set of three injections I get in my knee every six months. These shots provide lubricant and cushioning to the knee when bone is rubbing against bone. Sandi informed me that the shots were made from rooster combs!!! Needless to say, I was dumbfounded!! I researched it, and of course she was right. The rooster combs contain a high amount of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance that is naturally occuring throughout the human body, but declines with age. The rooster crowns are actually cut up, purified, and made into the injectable drug. They now think that this stuff may be an anti-ageing remedy, as ABC News did a special on it "The Village Of Long Life:Could Hyaluronic Acid Be An Anti-Ageing Remedy?" This was about a village in Japan where lots of people live into their 90's with no flawed skin, cancer, or heart problems, even though they eat high fat foods and many smoke! When I took these pictures a couple months ago, I had no idea that those red combs were responbible for keeping me on my feet that day. The fountain of youth has made me just plain chicken!! BWAK BWAK!!

If I could bow my knees anymore, it would be to only one thing. And that would be here in Philippeans 2:9 "Therefore God exhaulted him to the higest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

31 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

"naturally occurring throughout the human body, but declines with age" boy does this sound familiar? I heard there was some kind of root type vegetable before in Japan that contributed to longevity as well too..I don't know what to think sometimes? Hey..then the pig gland in the adrenals right? Now its the chicken! Well don't get to feeling too good- you over-do it and hurt yourself! Anyway, I'm waiting for a memory chip! Oh, I love chickens-

DawnTreader said...

I had no idea. Not getting any such injections myself but who knows what I might need some day. (Not even sure I'd really want to know the origin of all I'm already taking or eating, for that matter!)

SquirrelQueen said...

First I have to tell you I love your header photo, it was a great surprise when I opened your blog Ginny.

I had no idea the rooster's comb had such amazing qualities.

BWAK! BWAK! ..... I love it!

Arti said...

Never thought about this... Loved the pics, especially the header pic!!
Have a great weekend :)

Ann said...

In fact I had been "pooped" twice recently. Once we were having a picnic with friends. Her little boy got pooped first. While we were cleaning him, I was pooped at the top of my head. We moved away to another bbq table where we were not under the trees.

Last month, I offered to mind their kids in their garden after I cooked them lunch. Me and the kids were sitting on the deck, I did see a few pigeons. TThe next thing, one of them pooped on my head. I didn't tell my friend, other wise she might feel embarassed.

The Chinese says it mean I would strike the lottery ticket. How often would you get a flying pigeon poop on you? LOL

Ann said...

Not scared of bird flu?

I don't know about rooster comb, but in my parents house, we ate everything.

For the Chinese women, when they have babies, they have chicken soup cooked with ginger and wine for ONE month.

Melanie said...

I had no idea! That is very interesting information. :)

Fred Alton said...

Very interesting read about the rooster's comb! What puzzles me is: Why and how did a researcher ever give the tiniest fraction of a thought to transforming that rooster comb into something that will ease the pain in a human body's knee-joints? ☺

kanak7 said...

Amazing! I've never heard/read about the benefits of rooster combs and I found this most interesting. When your page loaded, I thought a beautiful pink bloom would show up but imagine my surprise! Your photos, especially the header, is gorgeous!! Me no spring chicken either but to read about this kind of news...I'll say....cluck, cluck, no BWAK, BWAK!

Have a great day!!

Chambray Blue said...

The first thing I thought of was Mary Martin as Peter Pan belting out the words to that song... brought back memories!

I didn't know how important our knees are to us until I tripped on Gracie's Gumby toy early this spring and flew across the room hurting my knee along with many other body parts. Honestly, Ginny... I didn't think I'd ever be able to move my leg without pain again. I forced myself to do things, but oh what pain!!! It took a good three months to feel normal again. Point is, KNEES are very important... something I didn't know before my fall. I'm praying your remedy works... THANKS for sharing this info. Very interesting.

sarah said...

These roosters really made me smile but then I read about your knee pain....I pray you feel relief....and have a great easy weekend.

Karin said...

I'm with your commenter Fred on this one. It totally blows me away that someone, somewhere, would consider this, that or the other thing as worthy of further research to see if it would eliminate pain in humans. Now that they've made blood from our own skin cells at McMaster U, perhaps they won't use the rooster's comb anymore!

So glad this is helping you and successfully delaying the inevitable - the knee replacement. You take care and have a good week-end. God bless!

reanaclaire said...

what lovely pictures! Ginny, when you capture them pictures, they didnt run away from you? U r very creative, Ginny!

Sandra said...

that's ok, you can bow with your heart and that is more important than bowing of the knees that will not bend anymore.
i had no idea. now i know why they ask the question are you allergic to chickens or feathers. i always wondered about that. what a story. we learn something new every day on our blogs. Is this guy hubby or father to us BwakBwak CL's?
did i tell you I am terrified of roosters? well i am, a beautiful one with many colors like josephs coat appeared in our front yard. bob said he is beutiful go take a picture. i said YOU go take it I am not getting near it.
2 reasons for the fear, at 3 attacked by my grandmothers rooster, he was meaner than a snake and at 8 attacked by turkey gobbler rooster if that is what they are called. Roosters are MEAN, but these are really pretty to look at. plus i feel better about them knowing they have medical use

Mary said...

There is a measure of wisdom and humor in everything you write, Ginny. I really love visiting with you.

You also made me smile this afternoon. I inadvertently published the post on kheer before I actually made the pudding. I was putting together a skeleton of what I hoped would be the evening's post and hit the wrong button and didn't catch it right away. Thanks for putting up with me. Hugs and blessings...Mary

hip-chick said...

It's amazing what God has gifted us with isn't it? He even gave us brains to figure out that the stuff in rooster combs would help our knees!

Chatty Crone said...

Good morning Ginny - a day late as usual. lol

I too am sorry for your knee pain and I KNOW it is painful.

Gosh I need that injection everywhere not just in my knee.

It is funny how they put it in (where they put it in) and how it takes a few shots to start working.

Lasted me about 5 months.

Well I am going in for the new knee - just got tired of the pain.

Love you,
Love your header. You take great pictures.

Sandie

Glenda said...

When we can't bow our knees, we can still bow our hearts!

You always have such interesting info to share with us. I can tell that you really enjoy learning . . . and that's a good thing!

From the Kitchen said...

Love those roosters. I can always count on you to increase my knowledge with every post!

Hope you and Phil and a fun and photo-filled weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

Annie said...

Good news for those of us with creaky knees. Thank you to roosters everywhere for the sacrifice you make. Ugh, that sounds terrible. PETA will no doubt come after me with cans of paint.

Diana (Di) said...

Hello Ginny and welcome to the club of bad knees. :( I had the Supartz injections about a year ago, a series of 5, 1 per week, and must say it has been great for me. Having said that, it now appears I will have to do it again (with insurance approval of course). It has made life a bit easier. Hope you are doing well.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow, what a great thing to crow about! Love the info also
kim

George said...

I like your photos of the roosters. We learned about these injections when Betsy had her knee surgery. So far she hasn't needed the injections, but they are something we would definitely consider if necessary.

Doris Sturm said...

Yep, it's amazing when you research some of the medicines we use - they are derived from animals and their by-products. Remember Premarin? Guess where that comes from? let's dissect the word: Pre (pregnant) Mar (mare) in (urine) - fun, isn't it?

LOL - thankfully I never needed that stuff because God helped me sail through menopause like a champ!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Now i know why you have been CROWING.... You are full of rooster!!!! I've heard of being 'full of' all kinds of interesting things---but never rooster combs. Hmmmmm---that explains things!!!!!! Buck-buck-buck-buck..... har har har

Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

well ... those combs are certainly photogenic ... and make for interesting reading

Mariel said...

wow..that is interesting! love your chicken pics, too!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, I never knew that the fluid that doctors inject into knees for that type of difficulty was made from rooster combs. I'll be praying for your knees to be better as God wills. Have a great Sunday tomorrow! By the way, I have owned chickens in the past and love 'em.

LC said...

Great photos and interesting info, altho sort of creepy about roosters' losing their combs to science. All in a good cause though. The variety in your photo subjects continues to amaze! Happy Sunday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was so interesting to learn Ginny! I have arthritis in my knees so i will probably need thse shots one day.

I love your rooster photos! What a handsome guy!

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh wow - I had no idea either. Great shots of those chickens!