When I heard the news that a coworker had fallen and badly broken both of her wrists, I was really concerned. My initial thoughts for this avid gardener, photographer, writer, musician, and petter of three beautiful cats, was wow, it is going to be a very long recovery and an even longer time until she can enjoy doing her favorite things with her hands again. I so happy to be proven wrong! Despite needing surgery (a week after her fall) and occupational therapy (starting a week after surgery), the speed at which she recovered still amazes me. Her doctors were also truly blown away by the speed and quality of her bone healing and wrist mobility. When asked about her success, she attributes it to her good health leading up to the fall, as well as an excellent diet, solid supplement program, and strong commitment to her OT exercises.
I want to share with you her supplement protocol in case you or someone you know suffers from a fall and breaks a bone. We put our heads together at Village Green to come up with a program that would include the best supplements to support bone healing and collagen repair, and she did some of her own research as well. Her protocol included the following:
- A comprehensive bone-building formula (highly absorbable forms of calcium, magnesium, and other vitamins and minerals), as well as extra vitamin K2 and vitamin D3
- Omega-3 fatty acids, turmeric, and proteolytic enzymes to address swelling and inflammation
- Zinc, vitamin C, grape seed extract and gotu kola to promote healing and connective tissue repair
- Milk thistle to aid the liver in detoxification of anesthesia after surgery
- A daily whey protein shake to give her bone-building a boost
- A variety of homeopathic remedies including symphytum (to help build bones), arnica (to help with strains, trauma, bruising), calcarea fluorica (to help with flexibility), and traumeel (to help reduce inflammation)
- A few topical creams including traumeel, ester-c serum, and an herbal skin balm to help with scarring and skin healing
If you would like more specifics regarding this protocol or have any questions, please feel free to email me, or call the pharmacy and ask for Margo.