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How to Heal Broken Bones Fast

by Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS

Published: June 23, 2014

How to repair broken bones - Dr.AxeBone fractures are generally caused by injury, such as a fall, car accident, or sports injury, however, bone fractures can also be caused by osteoporosis.

If you have a bone fracture, you must get immediate medical attention and keep the fracture immobilized until you can get help.

After the fracture has been immobilized, you can then begin natural remedies to help heal broken bones fast.

Top Foods to Heal Broken Bones

High calcium foods – The major mineral in bones is calcium, so try to include foods high in this important mineral such as sea vegetables, green leafy vegetables, salmon, sardines with bones, and unsweetened cultured dairy like yogurt, kefir, and amasai.
Vitamin K foods – Kale, broccoli, spinach, and other greens are high in vitamin K1, and raw dairy products like cheese and kefir are high in vitamin K2 which is essential for blood clotting and bone formation.
Clean lean protein – The body cannot rebuild lost tissue without protein. Try to get at least 4-5 oz per meal of organic, lean protein such as wild-caught fish or grass-fed beef.
Vitamin C – Is essential for manufacturing collagen an essential component of skin and tissues. Increase your intake of vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, strawberries, and tomatoes.
Zinc – The chemical reactions necessary to rebuild the bone requires zinc. To increase your intake of zinc, add beef, pumpkin seeds, and spinach to your diet.

Foods that Weaken Bones

Alcohol –  Promotes bone loss and increases inflammation which does not promote healing.
Salt – Sodium removes calcium from the bones. Try to limit your salt intake to less than 1500 mg (less than ½ tsp) per day.
Sugar and refined grains – Sugar and refined grains promote bone loss and provide very few nutrients for wound healing.
Cola and other sugar sweetened beverages – The phosphorus content of cola can actually remove calcium from bones.
Caffeine – Caffeinated beverages contain compounds that can bind to calcium, preventing calcium from being absorbed and therefore limits healing.

Top 5 Broken Bones Natural Remedies

Heal broken bones faster using natural medicine:

#1 Calcium (500-600 mg 2x daily of calcium citrate)
Calcium is the primary mineral found in bones. Avoid taking with high iron foods.

#2 Magnesium (250-350 mg daily)
Magnesium is required for bone formation.

#3 Vitamin D3 (2000-5000 IU daily)
Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption.

#4 Omega-3 fats (1,000mg daily)
Essential fats are necessary for wound healing and for reducing inflammation caused by an acute injury.

#5 Green superfood powder (follow package instructions)
Look for a powder that contains nutrient-rich sea vegetables and essential minerals for bone rebuilding.

Natural Treatment for Broken Bones

Vibration therapy can accelerate healing of broken bones.  Stand on a vibrational platform for 5-20 minutes 2x daily to improve osteoclast formation.

Essential Oils for Broken Bones

Putting essential oils topically over fractured area can speed healing.  Essential oils such as cypress, fir, and helichrysum aid in bone repair.  Apply oils topically 3x daily to area and also consider healing therapies such as aroma-touch.

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