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?