Foods for Broken Bones
Whether you are elite athlete, weekend warrior, or you’ve simply enjoyed a long active life, broken bones can happen to the best of us. Sometimes they are simply a result of having an energetic and fun filled lifestyle.
While we all want to enjoy being active, it is important to give our bodies the food we need to both prevent injuries and also to heal ourselves in times where the body has been compromised.
Foods that can aid in the healing process include:
1. Bone Broth: This is traditional food has been enjoyed for ages and by many cultures. And no wonder – it is a powerful healing agent. Rich in magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and numerous trace minerals, all of its nutrients are easily absorbed by the body and aid in healing a host of ailments, including broken or degenerated bones. Click here for our recipe!
2. Avoiding all refined sugars and processed foods. Processed foods contain additives and chemicals that can counteract the healing process, actually causing further damage to your body. Refined sugar also interferes with the body’s ability to absorb the minerals needed for proper healing.
3. Lots of green vegetables: raw, cooked, soups and salads. Broccoli, spinach and cabbage are three green veggies that help boost the immune system and strengthen the bones. Incorporate more of these in your diet easily by starting your day with our delicious Green Smoothie recipe!
4. Cod Liver Oil: Provides fat-soluble vitamins A and D, essential vitamins that can be difficult to obtain in the average diet. It also contains vitamin K, which strengthens both the bones and blood. Visit the Weston A. Price Foundation for recommendations on which brands to consume, as not all will provide the sufficient combination of vitamins to be effective.
5. Homeopathic Arnica: Will help pain relief. Take 3-4 times a day until the pain has stopped.
These six key foods can help build bone strength and aid in the healing process after experiencing broken bones.
What Doctors Don’t Tell You: “Food as Medicine: Healing Food for broken Bones,” PHD Annemarie Colbin. Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 94
The Jade Institute
Nancy Appleton Books Health Blog: 141 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health
Natural News: Five Green Foods with Exceptional Healing Power
Weston A. Price Foundation: Cod Liver Oil: The Number One Superfood