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Gangrene


About
Gangrene is healthy body tissue that has died and decayed due to infection, clotting, or a decrease in blood flow. Usually occurs because of critically insufficient blood supply. Two types - wet and dry.


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.
  • Surgery is your only option to remove gangrene.
  • To slow dry gangrene you need surgery of the arterial obstruction.
  • Treatment for wet gangrene is antibiotics and surgical removal of dead tissue.


Advice
  • Consume six to eight glasses of steam-distilled water daily.
  • Diets high in protein and calories will help heal tissues faster.
  • Green drinks from vegetables are beneficial.
  • See a doctor immediately if you notice redness, swelling, pain, or an odor around the injured area.
  • Stay away from smoking and tobacco.
  • Those with diabetes should continue their treatments.
  • To enhance flow of oxygen to tissues, incorporate germanium into your diet. The following foods will provide germanium: shiitake mushrooms, onions, and garlic.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Promotes healthy oxygen flow through affected tissue.


Chlorophyll
Importance: High
Comments: Purifies the blood.


Coenzyme Q10
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances circulation.


Potassium
Importance: High
Comments: Decreases swelling of tissues.


Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with reconstruction of damaged tissues. Caution: Only for use by those 16 and older.


Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with reconstruction of tissue. Enhances circulation.


Kelp
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides chlorophyll and other minerals that enhance circulation. Purifies the blood.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Butcher's Broom
Type: Internal
Purposes: Butcher's Broom can tighten up blood vessels and allow the blood to move freely uninhibited throughout the body.

Bromelain & Turmeric
Type: Internal
Purposes: Bromelain and Turmeric (curcumin) have attributes that will contribute to cutting down on swelling and inflammation.

Olive Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: Moses supposedly said that men who prepared a crop of olive leaves were exempt from serving in the army. Olive Leaf has been said to be able to fight infections.

Bayberry, Cayenne (capsicum) Echinacea, Ginkgo Biloba, Goldenseal, & Red Seal
Type: Internal
Purposes: These six herbs have shown beneficial properties in the treatment of gangrene.
Cautions: Do not use goldenseal for more than seven days, and don't take it if you are pregnant. Check with your doctor if you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma.