|I am not a doctor. I can not diagnose, cure, treat, prevent disease and illness. I am just here to share my experiences and things that I've learned.|
In having close loved ones who are climbing in age and wisdom, I have come to address the fact that bones begin to weaken over time. The thing that brings hope, is that bones can also be strengthened.
Although I am not completely out of the woods yet, I have recently battled a case of Osteochondritis Dissecans. My doctors explained that it is the result of a portion of separated bone that could possibly completely separate and fall into my joint space. This could cause severe pain, immobility, and the need for expensive surgery. Due to financial reasons, I have not been able to get the recommended preventative surgery that my doctor suggested, so I have been using herbal remedies in an attempt to heal my own condition. This is my own choice that I do not recommend for everyone.
Osteoporosis and other weak and brittle bone issues can many times be caused by low levels of calcium, vitamin D, and a stagnant lifestyle. Eating a diet high in calcium an vitamin D, and doing weight bearing exercise (such as yoga, walking, and strength training) at least 3 times each week could help a great deal. Herbs are also a great way to get some added nutrients into your system.
- 1 teaspoon nettle leaf
- 1 teaspoon oat straw
- 1 teaspoon red clover
- 1 teaspoon horsetail
- 1 teaspoon alfalfa
- liquid stevia
- In a small sauce pan, bring 2 cup of water to a boil.
- Add all herbs and reduce heat.
- Cover and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.
- Strain tea and add sweetener to taste.
- Let tea cool to preferred temperature and enjoy.