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  • Writer's pictureGaby Rockett

How and why collagen is important for fat metabolism

Quantum scan reveals collagen deficiencies
Collagen is important for a healthy fat metabolism

There are many more collagen benefits to the body than just skin, hair, and nails, so you may find this article beneficial if you are struggling with weight gain.

I am by no means an expert on collagen but I have a special interest in how a lack of collagen in fat metabolism (a metabolic process that breaks down ingested fats) and a deficiency in certain trace minerals and vitamins may be contributing factors to the storage of fat in the body, resulting in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and high triglycerides.

This has spurred me to do case studies. The results of which will be made available in April 2024's blog.

In this article I will review the facts about collagen, where it can be found in the body, the symptoms arising from a lack of collagen, and the types of collagen.

Finally, I will discuss how a Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analysis can show collagen, trace mineral, and vitamin deficiencies and how you can rebuild collagen with Rife therapy.

The important facts about collagen

  • By the age of 60, you will have lost 50% of your body’s collagen.

  • As we age, the body’s collagen production diminishes.

  • Collagen is the most abundant, natural, structural protein component of connective tissue for almost all body structures, including the heart, lungs, arteries, spinal discs, blood cells, skin, muscles, bones, cartilage, liver, hair, joints, nails, prostate, and lymphatic system.

  • Collagen alters how the body stores fat; it keeps the body’s metabolism healthy enough to burn fat.

  • Collagen is the intracellular glue that holds the body together.

  • More than 90% of the collagen in the human body is Type I.

  • Collagen is rich in glycine, an amino acid that has immense healing and detoxification capabilities for the body. Glycine helps reduce damage as the liver processes toxins.

Areas in your body where collagen is found and the symptoms of deficiency

Do you know where you are deficient in collagen?
Quantum analysis shows collagen deficiencies

Eyes: dry eyes, spontaneous tears, cataracts

Teeth: loss of calcium, tooth decay, gum disease, loose teeth, tooth loss, and pain

Hair and skin: dry and brittle hair, hair loss, dandruff, loose skin, wrinkles, double chin

Endocrine system: menstrual disorders, early menopause, sagging breasts, dysplasia, male impotence, premature ejaculation.

Circulatory system: vascular wall elasticity; affects the stability of blood pressure; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; high blood cholesterol; poor blood circulation; slow metabolism; susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases; memory loss; insomnia.

Digestive system: decreased abdominal pressure, cardiac pumping, increased waistline and abdomen, detoxifying liver abnormalities, gallstones, diabetes.

Fat metabolism: decreased metabolism, fat accumulation, acidity in the body, prone to fatigue, prone to diabetes, high blood pressure, liver, and kidney failure.

Immune system: slow lymphatic circulation, decreased immunity, prone to infection, muscle pain.

Motion systems: joint pain, susceptibility to rheumatism, bone and joint flexibility, joint stiffness, muscle atrophy, slow bone healing, loss of calcium.

Muscle tissue: increase in fat mass, cervical spondylosis, back pain, accumulation of lactic acid in the nervous system, decreased muscle tone.

Detoxification and metabolism: susceptibility to the accumulation of toxins, rough red skin, constipation, acidity in the body, kidney and spleen metabolic disorders, itchy skin, acne, skin disorders.

Reproductive system: uterus and ovarian atrophy, low immunity, vaginal dryness, infertility in women, menstrual disorders, male impotence, stretch marks, haemorrhoids, pelvic pain.

Nervous system: memory loss, inability to concentrate, depression, anxiety, menopausal syndrome.

Skeletal system: decreased bone density, loss of calcium, bone spurs, muscle atrophy, inflexibility in the legs and feet, osteoporosis, slow bone healing, brittle bones, bone fractures

A brief look at collagen types

  1. Type I forms tendons, ligaments, muscles, organs, and skin. It is the main component of the organic part of bone. Type-I is also found in the gastrointestinal tract and is important for wound healing, giving skin elasticity, and holding organs together.

  2. Type II is found in cartilage, which is essential to sustaining joint health and mobility.

  3. Type III gives skin the elasticity and firmness of blood vessels, ensuring healthy circulation. It forms the connective tissues that give shape and strength to the organs.

  4. Type IV supports epithelial and endothelial cells and surrounds muscle and fat tissues.

  5. Type-V is found in cell surfaces, hair, and the placenta.

Looking at trace minerals and vitamin deficiencies that affect fat metabolism

No your collagen, trace mineral and vitamin deficiencies that are affecting your fat metabolism
Quantum full body function scan at Reflexology Body Balance Randburg

  • Selenium: The body needs selenium to make thyroid hormones that help regulate the metabolism.

  • Silicon (collagen) is needed in the formation of collagen in bone, cartilage, and connective tissue. It is important for the prevention of aging. Silicon promotes the growth of collagen.

  • Biotin (Vitamin B7) is essential for the normal metabolism of fat and protein substances.

  • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) is necessary for the manufacture of energy in the body. It is essential for metabolising fatty acids to synthesise and metabolise proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

  • Vitamin C is necessary to build and strengthen collagen production.

  • Zinc and Copper are essential to convert amino acids into collagen.

  • Lecithin (Phosphatidylcholine), when ingested, is broken down into 'choline', which the body uses to transport fat, regulate metabolism, and maintain the structural integrity of cells. ‘Choline’ is not produced in the body. Sources of lecithin include green vegetables, red meat, and eggs.

Find out your collagen, trace mineral, and vitamin levels; collagen is important for fat metabolism

Quantum scan reveals collagen deficiencies
Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analysis Reflexology Body Balance Randburg

The Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analysis (QRMA) is a full body function scan done in minutes. The 60 individual scans capture pathological changes in cells throughout the body and predict the precursors of disease.

The analysis output is a comprehensive report on the entire body, and it includes collagen, trace mineral, and vitamin levels, which, for the purpose of this article, is what we are looking for in relation to collagen fat metabolism and trace minerals and vitamins that support fat metabolism. Collagen is important for fat metabolism.

I recommend having the QRMA to get a baseline of deficiencies before having Rife therapy. A follow-up QRMA can be carried out 2 months after Rife therapy has commenced, where a comparison of collagen, trace minerals, and vitamins is done.

Heal your body
Rife therapy Reflexology Body Balance Randburg

I use a Rife machine, which has 4400 pre-programmed conditions as well as rare conditions, all based on the latest worldwide frequency research. These frequencies are found to eliminate or control pathogens such as parasites, viruses, and bacteria and stimulate organ function.

Now that we have a baseline of deficiencies before the first Rife treatment, I recommend Rife “detoxification” from heavy metals, EMF, chemicals, the lymphatic system, and supporting the liver and kidneys. This is to ease the load on the body and reduce inflammation so that healing can take place.

The Starting Protocol

This is the recommended way to kick-start your healing journey. After detoxification, the patient can commence other Rife treatments.

What to expect; you will be in a comfortable, adjustable reclining therapy chair.

The Rife treatment will be administered via a new-generation accelerator mat, which will be placed behind your back.

Your hands will be free to use your phone and laptop if you so desire.

Water will be provided, and toilet breaks are highly recommended.

Day 1: Rife “long detoxification” This is 4 hours 30 minutes in duration, and a time investment is necessary by you patient.

This involves detoxification from heavy metals, EMF, chemicals, and pesticides. Lymphatic system detox, circulation stasis, liver, and kidney support.

Day 2: Rife "short detoxification" This is 1 hour, 45 minutes in duration, and it needs to be done directly after day 1 detox to do a final sweep of toxins out of your body.

This involves liver, kidney, lymphatic system, and EMF detoxification. Liver, kidney, and lymphatic support.

To book your Rife “detoxification” treatments, contact me directly via chat on my website.

Since this article is about collagen fat metabolism deficiency, "collagen building" and "skin collagen" (as a bonus) programmes are run to stimulate the body to produce collagen. It is highly recommended that this be done after both detoxification treatments are completed.

Several "collagen-building" treatments will be necessary, and they can be done in 60 minutes simultaneously with any reflexology modality or as a standalone treatment. These treatments can be booked online here.

When having Rife "collagen building" treatments, there is no need for collagen supplementing.

Rife therapy is not recommended during pregnancy.

Rife and reflexology treatments given simultaneously
Rife therapy Reflexology Body Balance Randburg

Frequency of Rife therapy treatments

How long you’ll need Rife therapy depends on how severe your collagen deficiency is and whether there are trace minerals or vitamin deficiencies. Also, whether you have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and high triglycerides.

If you have a non-alcoholic fatty liver and high triglycerides, then other specific programmes are selected.

Case studies

What are the hidden contributing factors of high triglycerides and a non alcoholic fatty liver?
Quantum obesity analysis at Reflexology Body Balance Randburg

I am running a case study now, the results of which are looking very positive. I have another case study commencing in February 2024.

The patients involved in both studies exhibit mild to moderate non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, moderately high triglycerides, moderate deficiencies in collagen fat metabolism, and mild deficiencies in biotin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C.

The results of both case studies will be shared on my blog in April 2024.


Collagen is the most abundant naturally occurring protein in the body. It helps give shape, strength, and integrity to many tissues. As one ages, the body’s collagen production diminishes. The loss of collagen has a negative impact on one’s appearance and can result in hidden sub-health issues.

Several strategies can be used to increase collagen levels in the body, but first we need to eliminate environmental factors such as smoking, alcohol, sugar, and processed foods. A reduction in stress is important, as high levels of cortisol lead to increased inflammation, which destroys collagen. Eat a nutrient-dense diet that will have trace minerals and vitamins.

Rife therapy will stimulate the body to build its own collagen without the need for supplementing. If you’re looking to supplement collagen, choose a high-quality collagen supplement. Red meat, chicken, and bone broth are good sources of collagen.


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