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Foods for Broken Bones?

This summer I had one of my legs lengthened because it was shorter than the other one. It was a 5 month long process in which both of the bones in my lower right leg were broken and then lengthened. It was about as fun as it sounds, but hey, I found raw food because of it, so it turned out good in the end.

I recently developed a small stress fracture. It’s a common occurrence after leg lengthening, and I’m sure it happened because I’ve had so much energy since going 80-85% raw that I haven’t been very good about taking it easy in regards to my leg recovery!

During the leg lengthening process I thought I was doing the right thing for my bone growth by taking calcium supplements. But since going raw I’ve learned that calcium supplements are not absorbed as well as calcium from food.

My questions right now are these: 1) am I getting enough calcium from the foods I’m eating? and 2) are there other foods, or superfoods, that aid in bone healing that I should be adding to my diet?

I currently have one green juice and one green smoothie a day, and I eat about 3 ounces of Alta Dena raw goat cheese a day. That seems like enough calcium to me, but I don’t really know that for sure, and part of me is still holding onto the notion that I should be taking a calcium supplement.

Does anyone have any experience with healing a bone the raw food way?

Thanks!

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  • Victoria Boutenko’s son had a broken bone and could not stop drinking enough Sesame Seed Milk. It has an amazing amount of calcium in it. Plus, it is one of the fastest ways our bodies absorb large amounts of calcium.

    Here are two sites to look at about the high calcium benefits in sesame seeds (preferably unhulled).

    http://www.recipezaar.com/158844

    http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch41.html

    Here is a sesame seed milk recipe using brown sesame seeds.

    Raw Sesame Seed Milk

  • The best food for calcium is poppy seeds. It has something like 1200 milligram calcium in it per 100 grams, which is quite incredible, and the calcium-phosphorus ratio is very favourable in them, as opposed to cheese(any) where this ratio is the opposite of the ideal. So however high the calcium is in cheese, it cannot absorb, because of the high phosphorus!!!

    As simplyraw said sesame seeeds are very good as well. Other calcium rich foods include: kale, buckwheat, almonds, carrots, alfalfa sprouts, lentil sprouts.

  • lzhptlzhpt Raw Newbie

    I like the poppy seed idea. I’ve read that humans lack the enzyme necessary to liberate the usable phosphorous from plant sources—wish I knew more about cutting and pasting-or I’d link that for you. I wish there were some studies looking specifically at bone density in raw foodists. That would help you because it’s a rather complicated balance between calcium magnesium, D and phosphorous. I often recommend foods with highest enzymatic activity for healing—papaya, mango, pineapple.

  • Rawawawah! you might want to also look into a needak rebounder and rebounding for strenghtening your bones and body. You don’t need to do any crazy acrobatics on it either, just some light bouncing is enough to detox and strengthen the body. I try to stick with 10 minute sessions four times a day. Here are some links to explore the benefits:

    http://www.ez2bounce.com/page/16998

    http://www.wellbeingjournal.com/index.php?optio…

    http://www.wellbeingjournal.com/index.php?optio…

    www.needak-rebounders.com

    Last but not least an interesting article on calcium:

    http://www.wellbeingjournal.com/index.php?optio…

  • worleyhimself2worleyhimself2 Raw Newbie

    check out david wolfe-calcium on youtube. he explains the myth of calcium. it is actually magnesium and silicon that give you strong bones.

  • Try celery, bok choy or rhubarb…

    http://www.dontolmaninternational.com/portal/co…

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  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master

    Mushrooms have a good amount of calcium too!

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  • NikkimontanaNikkimontana Raw Newbie
    edited December 7

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