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Fracture


About
A break in a bone, cartilage, tooth or other rigid bone tissue.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • A fracture could heal 45% faster with Ultrasound therapy. This only approved for the shinbone and wrist by the FDA and is very expensive and you need to check with your insurance company for coverage.


Advice
  • Bromelain is effective for decreasing swelling and inflammation. It can be obtained by eating half of a fresh pineapple every day or by taking a bromelain supplement on an empty stomach. Avoid canned or processed pineapple.
  • Clay poultices can help reduce swelling and bruises.
  • It is best to avoid fractures by keeping your living environment free from obstacles. Non-slippery flooring is best. Make sure your carpet is secure. Proper lighting is helpful. Keep floors clear of obstacles. Liquid spills should be cleaned up right away. Shoes or slippers with rubber soles are best. Be careful on the stairs. Use handrails. Your telephone should be kept in close reach so you can get to it quickly in case of an emergency without hurrying to get to it. People who live alone should consider getting a medical alert device to wear around their neck. Examine your medications to see if they could possibly cause problems with your balance or orientation.
  • It is wise to get x-rays after falling if you are feeling any discomfort. Fractures require immediate attention.
  • Stay away from red meat, colas, and caffeine. Also, stay away from food preservatives as the phosphorus in them can contribute to bone loss.
  • Those who are having surgery for hip fractures may want to consider nerve blocks in order to allow themselves to have less oral analgesic while having the surgery.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Boron
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healing and healthy bones. Can boost calcium absorption.
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Calcium
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healing in bones.
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Magnesium
Importance: High
Comments: Balances calcium.
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Glucosamine
Importance: High
Comments: Promotes healing in bones and connective tissue. Alleviates inflammation and pain.
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Kelp
Importance: High
Comments: Provides needed calcium and minerals.
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Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases inflammation. Caution:Only for those 16 and up.
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Silica or Horsetail
Importance: High
Comments: Provides silicon which aids in calcium absorption and connective tissue reconstruction.
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Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with reconstruction of bones, connective tissue, and muscles.
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Vitamin D
Importance: High
Comments: Aids in calcium uptake and bone reconstruction.
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Zinc
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with reconstruction of tissue. Zinc gluconate and zinc methionate (OptiZinc) forms are recommended.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Boswellia
Type: Internal
Purposes: Boswellia is an important herb in ancient Ayurvedic medicine. It has anti-inflammatory qualities and aid in relieving pain while recuperating from a fracture.
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Horsetail Extract
Type: Internal
Purposes: Horsetail is a healing herb that is rich in nutrients and high in silica that help the body absorb calcium and promotes strong bones. Beneficial in the healing process from a fracture.
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Turmeric (Curcumin)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Make a poultice by combining turmeric with hot water, let cool a little, dip a towel into the mixture and put it on the site of the injury. Reduces swelling in recent bruises. Mullein leaves made into a poultice is also beneficial.
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