Symptoms of fracture vary. They can be non-apparent or mild, with slight swelling, tenderness and mild aching, or severe, causing intense pain, discoloration, breakage of the surrounding skin, severe swelling, and throbbing pain, with possible bleeding from the surrounding ruptured tissues, as well as loss of normal movement.
There are two main types of fractures, closed (broken pieces remain beneath the skin`s surface with little surrounding tissue disruption or damage) and open(one or both of the bone ends break through the skin).
Fractures are also classified according to the type of break: simple (broken bone does not pierce the skin), compound (skin is pierced and exposed to organisms in the air), transverse (bone breaks all the way through), greenstick (only outer side of bone is broken and the break is not all the way through), andcomminuted fracture (bone is shattered into smaller pieces).
Note: X rays are required to verify whether or not a fracture occurred. In some cases, an MRI may also be necessary. If a fracture has occurred, a doctor needs to properly set it, after which rehabilitative exercise and manual therapy may be recommended.
Eat foods high in calcium, such as dark leafy greens, dairy products, and raw seeds and nuts, as this will help your body heal the fracture. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeine, red meat, all processed foods, and soda, all of which can cause an acidity inside your body, contributing to bone loss and slow healing time.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame.
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
To hasten your recovery, supplement with calcium, magnesium, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, vitamin D, vitamin K, silica, and zinc. Free-form amino acids may also be helpful.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
- . Find out more by clicking here.
- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here (link) or go to www.thetappingsolution.com orwww.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Dried plums useful in preventing fractures: www.naturalnews.com/033485_dried_plums_osteoporosis.html
Calcium supplements reduce risk of fractures in elderly: www.naturalnews.com/022312_calcium_nutritional_supplements.html
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing https://naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body https://naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong (from August 2012 newsletter)
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Exercised for building strength after hip fractures: www.ehow.com/video_6561839_treat-hip-fractures.html
Yoga for foot fracture recovery: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzVyT9NdvEY
Vitamin D can reduce fracture risk in young people: www.naturalnews.com/035346_vitamin_D_bone_fractures_teens.html
Thyroid drug increases risk of bone fractures in women: www.naturalnews.com/032459_bone_fractures_thyroid_drugs.html
Osteoporosis drug causes thigh fractures: www.naturalnews.com/030972_osteoporosis_drugs_bone_fractures.html
Further Information (links and books)
The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis: How to Improve Bone Strength and Reduce Your Fracture Risk (The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series) by R. Keith McCormick;
Osteopilates: Increase Bone Density, Reduce Fracture Risk, Look and Feel Great by Karena Thek Lineback
Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna
by Bernie S Siegel
The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
1,000 Indian Recipes (1,000 Recipes) by Neelam Batra;
Food–Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper
Andrea Butje | Aromahead [email protected] – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt [email protected] – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – meditation, stress
judith hoad [email protected] – herbalist.
Kath May [email protected] – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges [email protected] – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika [email protected] – aromatherapy.
Rakesh [email protected] – Ayurvedic Practitioner.