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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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Alternatives to Alleve?

I had an extensive knee operation about 4 months ago following a fall. My doctor has told me to take 2 Alleve pills twice a day to help with the pain. What are your thoughts on this? Is there a better alternative?

Alleve is an anti-inflammatory medication which damages the stomach lining in many people.

I prefer anti-inflammatories that do not cause stomach ache, gastritis and bleeding. These include

  • MSM or its parent compound
  • DMSO,
  • Boswelia,
  • curcumen,
  • quercetin.

A product you will soon be able to obtain through my website supplements, that is marvelous, is Primivia Relief, which contains a compound of Boswelia, curcumin, and quercetin.  It gets tremendous results.

The other thing I would recommend is to get a therapeutic massage therapist to release the muscles around the knee (thigh and calf) that may be pulling on the knee. Your need for anti-inflammatories at four months post surgery may be helped by releasing the muscles that pull on the knee.

There are also frequency generators that have healing frequencies that may help.

Additionally, you might try getting into a spa with powerful jets that may release the muscles and provide healing water to the knee.

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Chronic Migraines

I have been to some of the most celebrated headache institutes in NYC and am still spending a great deal of time in bed. Any suggestions beyond what you have indicated here? FYI, I watch the food triggers and take all of the recommended supplements you mentioned except for the HTP which I will start immediately. Is DMSO an option for me? Thank you. GD

The potential triggers for migraine headaches are many. The key is to find the trigger or triggers for yours and get rid of it. Always easier said than done. DMSO is one of the best and safest anti-inflammatories known to man, so it is worth a try. But if you are on a number of other effective anti-inflammatories, is it unlikely that this one will solve the problem either.

The three areas that tend to be ignored in conventional medicine that contribute to migraines are: structural impingement in the neck that can’t be seen on MRI or X-ray, but may be able to be fixed with a chiropractor; muscle tightness which can be relieved with a therapeutic massage therapist–even if this is not part of the initial problem, it is highly likely to be part of the problem now; energy work, including acupuncture, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Craniosacral, or even frequency generators like the FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent) machine.  You will need to find people in your local area that are familiar with these procedures.  Or, if you happen to come to Utah for skiing or any other reason, you’re welcome to visit me at my office.  Best of luck to you.

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Help for Pain, Inflammation and Headaches

Everyone is familiar with pain.  Most pain is caused by inflammation.  Most of the inflammation comes from tissue damage that may occur from many different exposures.  We have all felt the pain from sunburn, or putting our hand on a hot burner, or holding ice cubes.
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