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How to Enhance Healing and Decrease Inflammation…….naturally

If you experience a physical injury to your body, either from sport or an accident, there are certain protocols to follow to ensure that your body has everything it requires to recover well.

 

PROTEIN - Protein is an important building block for many tissues in the body including muscle, therefore, it is important to consume adequate protein rich foods when recovering from an injury. Once an injury occurs, the immobilized part can decline in strength and muscle mass.

Protein rich foods include all animal meats, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts, and seeds. An easy and a great addition to the diet is a protein powder that can be added to a smoothie for a delicious and highly absorbable source of protein. There are many different varieties of protein powders available in several flavours, that are high in protein and low in sugars. Plant based protein powders are very popular, they taste great and are low-inflammatory.

VITAMIN C - Fruits and Vegetables that are high in Vitamin C are essential to recover from injury. Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, which is essential to maintain the integrity of muscles, skin, and tendons.

Foods with a high content of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, red and yellow capsicums, kiwi fruits, all the berries, leafy greens, broccoli, tomatoes, mango, and papaya. 

Vitamin C has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  If you are unable to obtain adequate Vitamin C for your diet, then there are some excellent vitamin C supplements available.

OMEGA 3 ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS help to decrease inflammation in the body. They also accelerate ligament healing. Omega 3 can be found in a Fish Oil supplement, Flaxseed oil, fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, avocado, nuts and seeds.

ZINC - Zinc is a vital mineral required for wound healing, tissue repair and growth.  Good sources of zinc may be obtained by consuming foods such as meats, fish, shellfish especially oysters and nuts and seeds like pepitas.   Certain foods such as grains contain phytates which can decrease zinc absorption in the small intestine.  If you are experiencing an injury, a short course of zinc supplementation may accelerate your healing process.

FUSION CURCUMIN ADVANCED – Contains turmeric, Boswellia, ginger and black pepper to relieve joint pain, swelling and stiffness.  A remarkable product and one of our top sellers in the store. 

FUSION PAIN AND INFLAMMATION – Formulated with a unique blend of herbs that have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Can help with relieving low back pain; symptoms of osteoarthritis, sciatica, and gout; Relieve symptoms of tendonitis and bursitis.  This formula may enhance joint mobility and connective tissue strength.

TOPICAL TREATMENTS – Traumeel provides effective relief of muscle and joint pain. It’s brilliant for acute injuries such as sprains and strains as well as bruising. Traumeel is a clinically proven formula and is supported by over two dozen scientific studies to regulate inflammation.  Apply to the affected area and it will quickly go to work.  A great addition to everyone’s first aid kit!