Sports injuries are any type of injury that occurs while performing sports or during exercise. The most common injuries are soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains, joint dislocations, fractures, and head injuries, all of which need to be seen by a licensed health practitioner.
The better your overall nutritional status and the overall shape your muscles are in, as well as adequate stretching and warm-up time, the less there is a likelihood that you will sustain sports injuries. Just as important is cool down time, which allows your muscles to slowly return to a neutral non-active state, helping circulation and removing acidic by-products that are caused during exercise and which can otherwise result in subsequent stiffness.
Caution: Joint dislocations, fractures, and head injuries all require immediate medical attention.
Eat an organic, whole foods diet containing healthy complex carbohydrates and quality non-processed fats (no more than 20% to 25% of diet). Also emphasize fresh organic fruits and vegetable and sufficient amounts of protein foods, which are necessary for muscle repair.
Don`t eat solid foods immediately before strenuously exercising, and drink adequate fluids an hour or so before heavy exercising, even if you do not feel thirsty, since dehydration decreases performance capabilities.
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. www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
To help prevent sports injuries, supplement with vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium and free-from amino acids.
To recover from sports injuries, supplement with calcium, magnesiums, manganese, free-form amino acids, and proteolytic enzymes (taken away from meals).
For recover from fracture sustained while exercising, supplement with vitamin B-complex, vitamin B6, zinc, and essential fatty acids.
Other useful nutrients include selenium, the amino acids cysteine and glutathione, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), pycnogenol, dimethyl glyciene (DMG), SOD (superoxide dismutase), and germanium sesquoxide.
- 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 herekevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.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 or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
How runners can combat sports injuries the natural way: www.naturalnews.com/028333_running_impact_injuries.html
The benefits of running barefoot: teamdoctors.org/
Ancient art of cupping can aid sprains: www.naturalnews.com/020253_cupping_alternative_therapies.html
Aromatherapy for muscle sprains: www.ehow.com/how_4454798_make-aromatherapy-oil-muscle-pain.html
Essential oils for sprains: www.ehow.com/how_2337490_use-essential-oils-sprains.html
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healingwww.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.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 effectivewww.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
How to recognise an ankle sprain: www.ehow.com/video_4990910_youve-sprained-ankle.html?cp=1&wa_vlsrc=continuous&pid=1&wa_vrid=1d1bdd34-a004-4af9-8dcc-add46c8f0f70
Causes of a sprained back: www.ehow.com/video_4398976_causes-sprained-back.html
Ankle sprain speedy recovery: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRpuAZeZALg
Acupuncture treats sports injuries: www.naturalnews.com/011954.html
Lack of Vitamin D linked to muscle injuries:www.naturalnews.com/033042_vitamin_D_Alzheimers_disease.html
Harvard researchers work on new healing gel: www.naturalnews.com/003337_sports_injuries_healing.html
Best treatments for sprained ankles: www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/143463.php
Ankle research focuses on teens: lowerextremityreview.com/article/ankle-sprain-research-focuses-on-teens
Further Information (links and books)
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
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
Dr Robert Stoxen: http://teamdoctors.org/
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.