Have you suffered a fracture or broken bone before that felt like it took forever to heal? Generally speaking, majority of bones take approximately 12 months to fully undergo complete bone healing and regain strength. Although this is the case, we take use various daily food items and supplements to quicken our bone healing time.
Tip 1: Add Known Bone Building Foods Into Your Diet
The key to powering your bone healing is to include a range of minerals, notably Calcium and Vitamin-D. As previously discussed in some of our regular blogs, Calcium is essential for building the structural component of bones while Vitamin-D greatly assists with Calcium absorption. Ensure you consume adequate amounts of kale, spinach, sardines, salmon and dairy products. Another critical mineral in this process is Magnesium which works closely with Calcium. In order to maximize the benefits even further choose foods such as beef, flaxseeds, almonds and avocado’s.
Tip 2: Start Taking Bone Healing Supplements
Now that you’ve chosen the right foods lets give that bone healing another boost by adding supplements. While the jury is still out on whether Vitamin-D actually stimulates bone healing, we do know that Vitamin-D deficiency can lead to bone weakening. Therefore, play it safe and obtain a high quality Vitamin-D supplement. Other supplements to consider are Fish Oil’s which contain optimal ratio’s of Omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation and speed healing times.
Tip 3: Engage In Weight Bearing & Physical Movement
Exercise is critical for boosting bone mineral density and this is why it is recommended to the elderly who’re at a greater risk of falls and therefore fractures. It is important not to start exercise too early in the process as you may in fact cause more harm than good. Consult with an exercise professional who have give you specific advice.
Tip 4: Essential Oils
Apply essential oils directly to the skin. Particular essential oils that assist bone healing include Cypress oil (enhances blood flow) and Helichrysum (assists with repairing nerve damage and inflammatory processes).
Tip 5: See An Acupuncturist
Acupuncture works on the meridian system of the body and specific meridians are linked to the skeletal and bone structures.
So there you have it, easy and simple steps that you can start putting in place to give a real kick to your bone healing and overall recovery. Having adequate bone health is very important. For additional information please don’t hesitate to contact us via 1300-003-777.