Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and plays a vital role in countless aspects of our health. It provides a unique combination of amino acids and other necessary compounds for all kinds of people, from babies and young children to athletes, pregnant women and the elderly. Its deficiency can be the cause of various injuries, chronic pain, digestive problems and other symptoms associated with aging. Dr. Josh Ax describes in this volume how the skin, hair, nails, as well as the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, arteries, and gastrointestinal tract depend on eating foods rich in collagen to function. With a dietary plan and tips to support collagen production through exercise and lifestyle changes, The Collagen Diet provides everything you will need to know to strengthen your bones and muscles, boost your immune system, and increase your vitality and balance at any age.