Two weeks ago, this happened. This is a picture of my 4-year-old’s broken collarbone. I always thought that if he were to break something, it might be while playing ice hockey – but this was done trying to do a somersault!
Our little guy was in a lot of pain, but the doctor gave him a positive prognosis… as long as he was careful and took it easy. Easier said than done!
The thing with a broken collarbone is that there is no cast or sling – it’s just 4 to 6 weeks of rest. So we had to figure out something to heal our swimmer/hockey player a little more quickly so he could get back to his activities.
Aside from being very, very careful, this is what he is doing for his broken bone:
Symphytum officinale: This is a homeopathic remedy that is specific to promoting healing of bone trauma. He takes 5 pellets three times per day.
Arnica montana: Another homeopathic remedy intended for any sort of trauma, pain or soreness. He also takes 5 pellets three times per day.
Vitamin D: 2000IU per day. Vitamin D is essential to bone health, along with organic , whole-milk yogurt for calcium and magnesium.
Eating green leafy veggies, like kale, spinach and rapini.
He goes back to the doctor in 2 weeks to see how he is doing. He already has full range of his arm, which is a great sign. I will keep you posted!
Why does warmer weather warrant more trips to the pharmacy for bandages and antiseptic cream? My children are already sporting raspberries on their knees from getting too close with the sidewalk!
I know that there will be plenty more bumps and bruises to come and believe it is a good idea to have a well-stocked first aid kit.
Boiron has made this consumer educational tutorial about what homeopathic remedies you should have on hand for life’s little emergencies. Personally, I do not know what I would do without Arnica Montana.
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If you have ever been curious about homeopathy and its uses, now may be the time to try it. I am a huge fan of homeopathic remedies and used them to relieve my allergy symptoms when I moved to the Washington DC area. Having never suffered from itchy eyes and runny nose in the past, my first spring in this area really did a number on me. Homeopathic remedies provided relief without any side effects (drowsiness or alertness… read insomnia).
Boiron USA is one of the leading homeopathic companies in the world and they carry remedies for all sorts of conditions. But if you would like to know more about allergies and how to control not only the symptoms but also the actual reaction, take a look at this very educational tutorial by Boiron. It provides insight about this safe healing method, along with proper use of homeopathy for the relief of allergy symptoms.
Village Green Apothecary carries an extensive inventory of Boiron remedies for your needs.
This is a great product to have on hand and also goes along the lines of yesterday’s blog about honey soothing children’s coughs. Children’s Chestal Honey from Boiron is a gentle formula that is safe and effective. It temporarily relieves dry coughs due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with a cold, as well as helps relieve chest congestion by loosening mucus and thinning bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive. It contains homeopathic remedies mixed with honey to provide relief for your children’s coughs. Recommended for 2 years and above.
The topic of vaccinations is a hot topic, and whether you decide to vaccinate or not to vaccinate is a very personal decision. For those who decide to vaccinate, here are some suggestions to reduce possible side effects.
In terms of supplementation, most of the typical protocols prior to vaccination suggest you start 4-6 weeks pre-vaccination and continue on anywhere from 1 to 3 months following. That being said, other professionals will recommend supplementation the day before, the day of, and the day after vaccination. The truth is, there is no one gold standard to follow. Choose a schedule and protocol that you feel comfortable with and that will easily fit into your daily schedule without adding unnecessary stress to your life, or your child’s.
I recommend supplementing daily with 500 mg of L-glutamine and probiotics to ensure healthy gut flora, healthy absorption of nutrients and elimination of waste. In addition, 500-1,000 mg of vitamin C and 50 mg of vitamin B6 daily have also been recommended both pre- and post-vaccination to support the immune system. Zinc and vitamin D3 are also recommended by some for immune support.
If you are vaccinating infants, homeopathics are an easier way to provide protection. Continue reading “Reducing Vaccination Side Effects”