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
- 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.
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
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.
I would like to know natural herbs for cancer (bone) pain. I am looking for relief without side effects. Is it possible?
I am not aware of any herb or natural product with enough analgesic effect to take away bone pain of cancer. Sometimes even the strongest medications in conventional medicine, like morphine, don’t help enough.
Our major contribution would be in trying to reduce the inflammation caused by the cancer, which is also contributing to the pain. Try the following and I believe you’ll experience some relief:
My prayers are that you’ll be feeling better and that your body will be able to clear itself of the cancer and the pain. Dr. Stan
I take Ibuprofen pretty regularly. Is there an herb that does well as an anti-inflammatory?
There are a number of anti-inflammatories that are safer than ibuprofen. MSM and and the parent compound,DMSO, are excellent anti-inflammatories.
MSM is often found with Glucosamine in joint compounds, although the dosage of MSM is always too low to do the maximal good.
Bromelain is an enzyme that breaks down abnormal connective tissue, and also functions as an anti-inflammatory.
Curcumin or turmeric are herbs that are effective anti-inflammatories.
Quercetin also has significant effectiveness against inflammation. I carry a product in this website called BCQ (which stands for Bromelain, Curcumin and Quercetin. It also includes Boswelia, another potent anti-inflammatory). This product is soon to be called Primivia Relief and can be ordered through the online store.
Can you please explain about gugulipids: interdrug reaction between gugulipids and metroprolol XL j25 mg? One JAMA study indicates decreases bioavailability of propanolol hydrochloride.
Gugulipids is a gum from an Indian mukul tree that has quite a number of positive properties, although I do not use it on a regular basis. It is most used to reduce LDL cholesterol levels, which also then reduce total cholesterol levels.
Since this is not a high priority in my practice (since there is no relationship between total cholesterol levels and heart disease), I don’t use any of the cholesterol-lowering herbs or products for that purpose. You can read additional information regarding my thoughts on cholesterol, statins, and the whole issue here.
However, gugulipids have many other positive properties, including anti-inflammatory, boosting of metabolism and even help with some of the hormone function, including thyroid and progesterone and estrogen at menopause.
Gugulipids do interfere with the bioavailability of metopranol, a commonly used blood pressure medication. There are other products that do what gugulipids do, and there are other blood pressure medications with which gugulipids do not interfere. Niacin is the best product at lowering cholesterol levels that I am aware of, although some people have flushing that can be counteracted with quercetin.
What are some healthy alternatives in treating gout?
Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the bloodstream that causes the formation of uric acid crystals in the joint of the big toe. Uric acid comes from the purine proteins, so the first step in prevention would be to reduce intake of foods containing high purine levels.
Acidity also appears to contribute to gout, so low acid foods may also help. Additionally, the ingestion of bicarbonate to get the urine pH to be above 6.5 may be beneficial. Quercetin is an herb that decreases the production of uric acid in the body, and if taken with Bromelain, an enzyme, it will aid digestion and could break down the beginning uric acid crystals.
The best treatment for a gout flare up is colchizine, administered IV. Unfortunately, the FDA prohibited its sale in the US, making it difficult to get it. However, some physicians are able to obtain and use it. When used, the IV must be in the vein, for the substance is highly toxic outside the blood vessel.
We have a grand-daughter with what has been diagnosed as eczema. She is just 3 1/2 years old and has had extreme eczema all of her life. Her skin is red crusty and she itches terribly . Her hands are particularly painful but she really has problems all over her body including her face. Her mother keeps her covered head to toe to keep her from causing damage with scratching. I have recommended she try Quercetin. She has tried every thing else imaginable including a very restricted diet which I think may actually complicate things but who knows. Help Please
As you know, eczema is an itchy skin condition. The dermatologists think it is a skin condition, the allergists think it is an allergic condition. In my experience, it responds to allergic treatment.
Quercetin and stinging nettle would both be effective in trying to slow down the histamine reaction that is causing the itchiness. I have seen it in a product for children. The food restricted diet is a good idea, but it is often hard to eliminate enough of the potentially allergic foods long enough to solve the problem. The most common foods at this age would be milk (dairy), eggs, wheat and perhaps other grains, yeast, corn and, depending on exposure, nuts. And by 3 ½ years of age there may also be dust, mold or dander allergies mixed up in the picture. Treatment with energy desensitization with NAET has been most successful in my office. The children tolerate it well. The muscle testing is done through a surrogate.
Other options include virgin olive oil rubbed gently onto the skin. Check to make sure that laundry soaps and fabric contents do not include irritating elements. Some fabrics are toxic to sensitive skin, and laundry soaps can be devastating as well. We use only organic soaps and fabric softeners.