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Healing Broken Foot Bones

A reader writes: Do you have a natural means of healing a broken foot, or at least helping the process along? It’s the Sesamoid bone of the left foot.

There are 2 sesamoid bones under the farthest part of the long bone of the foot’s big toe.  When strained or fractured, the sesamoid bones can cause pain in the first joint of the big toe. 
 It is important to realize that bone is live tissue.  It requires time and remodeling to heal.  Because it is hard to protect the fracture of the sesamoid bones with walking or running, it is easy to reinjure the damaged bones every day.  They need time to heal.  
 In addition to rest, the following ideas are useful:

1.  Do not use NSAID anti-inflammatory medications. They retard healing in all joints.

2.Use safer anti-inflammatory supplements like

  • DMSO,
  • Boswelia,
  • capsaicin,
  • and quercetin

3.  Frequencies that accelerate bone repair are found in frequency generators like the FSM machine.

4.  Redox signaling molecules are part of the communication network that facilitates healing.  They can be found in ASEA, which can be taken by mouth, and Renu28 gel, which can be placed directly on the skin around the fracture (Please contact my office at 801-302-5397 if you would like to learn more about this).

5. Try to identify the movement that caused the initial fracture and initiate change to reduce the chance of it happening again.  Changes may include using different shoes, strengthening muscle groups to add support, or releasing tight muscles that put more strain on that part of the foot.

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TIAs, Strokes, and Brain Health

I had a TIA stroke end of Sept & still have numbness, tingling & COLD on that side. Is there anything herbal wise etc that will help? I understand that these side effects usually resolve completely.

A TIA is a transient ischemic attack, meaning any symptoms are short-lived and totally resolve in a short period of time. Ongoing symptoms tell me you probably had a mild stroke with residual damage in the sensory area of the brain to give you numbness, tingling and a sensation of cold. It is not related to being cold or peripheral numbness, but the brain’s interpretation of any sensation in the periphery is being mistaken as numbness, tingling or cold.

If your limb is truly cold, try hot peppers (capsaicin) which warm the whole body.

Since I feel the real issue is in the brain, the nutrients that support brain and nerve tissue are most important—most of the B vitamins and both omega-3 and omega-6 oils should be used. Of course, eating good food (no sugar or processed food) is critical to reduce any inflammation in the brain that may be contributing to the symptoms. Phosphatidylcholine and glutathione may be used after a few weeks or months if the other ideas are not sufficient.  You’ll want to review these options with your physician.