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Interview: Dr. Friedlander on Collagen for Bone Health

As world-renowned physician, chiropractor, professional trainer and coach, Dr. Friedlander has a long history in the sports medicine field. We were fortunate to interview him for this blog post. Read on our listen to the interview on YouTube: Dr. Bernd Friedlander Interview - Collagen.Dr. Friedlander has been developing his current roster of products since 1990, which offer a wide range of solutions that promote health and longevity.

Q - What is Collagen?

A - Next to water, collagen is one of the most important structural substances in the bodyand is a major component of skin, hair, nails, muscles andjoints. It is the mechanism that holds the calcium together in our bones andaccounts for approximately 30% of all the protein content in the human body. I was one of the very first ones to really start using collagen for my patients in the 1980s.

Q - What led you to introduce a new brand of collagen?

A - After extensively researching the collagen on the market, I was unsatisfied with the quality of the products available andfound them to be “watered down.” I conducted extensiveresearch in obtaining the finest sources of collagen, which are largelycomposed of amino acids. I wanted a form of collagen that was ofa very low molecular weight, low density and immediately absorbed without requiringfurther digestive enzymes to break it down. My exhaustive search led what is perhaps the purest form of collagen on the market.I realized that one of the most important things in our bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, cell membrane, the lining of our arteries and spinal cord, is collagen. The principal that created all living systems that have a spinal cord and a central nervous system is called the nodo chord and is made of 100% collagen. This is the basic foundation for life.I wanted to make life simple for everybody and make sure they don’t need to take a million pills to find something that works.

Q - What sort of results have people seen from Collagen?

A - Improvement in the health of hair and nails have been reported by customers, as evidenced from using the product for only a relatively short period of time. Collagen has been proven to assist in cartilage recovery, the regeneration of hips and knees, ligaments, tendons, improve muscle definition, function and bone density and also has an anti-aging function.

Who should take collagen?

According to Dr. Friedlander, he haschanged the lives of individuals from all walks of life. From bodybuilders, toprofessional athletes, to the frail, the elderly, exceptional results have beenachieved from Dr. Friedlander’s work. Many people have said that they feel thatthey have had both short and long-term benefits from regular use of collagen.Dr. Friedlander has shared his products with world-class athletes; from teams that include the Raiders, Rams, Lakers, as well as athletes from across the globe that would travel great distances to seek his professional advice. Patients from a world-class sports facility located in Los Angeles were referred to Dr. Friedlander and he was able to assist in the recovery of some athletes without surgery.

Types of Collagen

Different types of Collagen and musculoskeletal supplements are available in store, depending on the results you are trying to achieve. Here are some options to consider when it comes to musculoskeletal health.

Collagen Peptide (powder) works to nourish your cells with the essential nutrition that may be lacking in the average diet. It is anti-inflammatory, promotes wound healing, supports bone density, immune function, suppresses inflammation, repair/regeneration of ligaments, bones, tendons, skin. Promotes gut function.Collagen with amino acids (powder) The addition of amino acids promotes

anti-oxidant benefit, supports brain function, detoxification, wound healing and gut inflammation.

High performance coconut collagen – a proprietary formulation of collagen + colostrum + coconut milk powder and 22 vitamins and minerals. Promotes increased energy, wound healing, recovery, regeneration, and inflammation. This product was developed for those individuals that want a one stop nutritional product. Excellent for the active individuals such as moms on the go as well as sports enthusiasts. Ultra Blend Probiotic - supports immune function, gut inflammation, assimilation/absorption of foods and nutrients and weight loss.Note: The Team at Zebra Organics has experienced a number of products over the years but few standouts like Dr. Friedlander's Ultra Blend probiotic powder. It sells with consistent satisfaction and enthusiasm from our customers. MCT Oil - extracted from coconut oil, MCT oil is a fat that burns fat. Supports energy, brain function, fat burning function. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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Special Event on Friday, January 23rd

This week we welcome Forest Oneil, a spiritually oriented health enthusiast, for a special presentation at the Sky Island Organics / Zebra Organics center in Palm Springs, California.

Friday, January 23rd
6pm - 8pm

Forest has several years of intense purification, study, and experimentation with diet under his belt. He will discuss the effects that different foods have on our consciousness and talk about how to learn to read energy in ourselves and our food. Forest tells us that in doing so, we can make meal time decisions aimed towards balancing our body-mind complex. Forest is part of the kitchen team here at the Sky Island Organics manufacturing facility.

Forest will offer an insight into Ayurveda, the world's most ancient holistic health care system. Within this he will review the doshas, the gunas, the six food qualities and the six food tastes. Forest will prepare examples of these and offer an opportunity to experience the feel and taste of these foods. He will also talk about parasites in the body and how they affect our health, as well as the numerous benefits of fasting.

The event is Free and Open to All - Sponsored by Sky Island Organics and Zebra Organics as a community educational program.

We hope to see you there.

Zebra Organics / Sky Island Organics
870 E Research Drive, Unit 6
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Upcoming Healthy Living Series Event - Healing Green Soup Workshop

Right now, millions of people around the world are busily deciding their New Year resolutions. While doing so, many are pondering whether it's worth the effort. Is committing to eating less fast food and more fruits and vegetables merely a nod to tradition? Do New Year's resolutions work? Starting a project on a significant date, whether it be a Birthday, anniversary or another meaningful day, studies suggest that success rates are significantly boosted.
Why not kick off your 2015 with a boost of inspiration from one of our very own, Pat Olsen. Continuing our Healthy Living Event Series into the new year, we are pleased to welcome Pat Olsen of Zebra Organics to our Palm Springs facility to present a Healing Green Soup workshop.
A gourmet cook and pioneer of healthy, flavourful recipes, Pat continues to live an energetic and youthful lifestyle, teaching people how they can shift their health with simple diet and lifestyle adjustments.
Friday, January 9 between 6pm - 8pm - Nutritionist Pat Olsen of Zebra Organics leads a Healing Green Soup workshop at our Palm Springs facilities.
Guests will learn:
- How to blend this special combination of healing ingredients, why they are so nutrient rich, and how to make it delicious.
- The story behind the creation of the raw soup recipe and the support it received from a restauranteur extraordinaire and genius pioneer of the raw food movement in the United States.
Zebra Organics and Sky Island Organics invite you to come down and be inspired by a woman that cured herself of insulin dependent diabetes more than 50 years ago and has since helped improve the health of countless others.
Everyone is welcome and all events in the series are free.
For more information on upcoming events Visit and subscribe to our blog. The Healthy Living fall - winter series will feature lectures by doctors and wellness practitioners, cooking classes, demos and film screenings. Events take place at:
Zebra Organics / Sky Island Organics
870 E Research Drive, Unit 6
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Pat Olsen of Zebra Organics

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