First let me introduce myself, so you know I am coming from a place of being an athlete when I was younger and from a family of athletes.
My back ground is also in medicine as an RN for many years, a Nurse Midwife also, and a PhD in Natural Medicine, Acupuncture & Homeopathy.
When we are stressing our bodies with exercise and performance of our sport, the body needs to repair and make new cells. To do this, it needs the proper nutrition the body requires for cellular repair.
Water is the most important substance we need to keep our bodies functioning at a high level. Every cell has to have 60-80% of the content as water. The recommended amount is to drink ½ of our body weight in water….for normal function. Due to our increase stress of exercise, we may have to drink our body weight in oz/day. The urine should be clear or slightly yellow if we are drinking enough water.
You notice I did not mention any other kind of liquid to drink. All sodas, all sports drinks and fruit juices are not just water, and many have chemicals in them that can do our body harm.
Another factor that is needed in large amounts is magnesium chloride, as it is not present in most of our foods. Taking it orally is not usually very effective as it can irritate the bowels and cause diarrhea and cramping. We have found that using it as a spray on the skin works much better. You can get the liquid in most health food stores as a Magnesium Chloride oil or water based solution. Applying it a couple of times per day is usually enough. It sometimes will relieve cramping and some muscle pains. You can use it more frequently as you will not use too much by putting it on the skin.
Nutrition is an important factor as the way the cells are made in our body is a result of what we have digested as nutrition. My rule is to try to eat food the way it is given by God to us. For instance, we don’t have potato chips growing in the garden, but we have potatoes. Another way to judge if it is good for us, is whether we are eating something that comes to us in a box or package or it is grown by nature.
There may be a need to take some nutritional supplements to make sure you have the building blocks for muscles, bones and to repair injuries. Some of the experts I have grown to trust for their advice are:
The Health Ranger, https://www.healthrangerstore.com/
Garden of Life, https://www.gardenoflife.com/content/
To keep your self from getting the flu or other illnesses, one of the easiest and least expensive way is to supplement with Vitamin C. However do get it from a respected source as the above companies.
Another tool is Colloidal Silver such as Health Max by ABL. http://www.drquila.com/ Silver kills all bacteria, viruses and yeast pathogens and is safe to use as a liquid drink or a jell used on wounds to prevent infection.
Injuries can happen in sports and I have found a few things that speed up the healing process and assist the body to heal so you can get back on the field rapidly.
See here how Abby recovered quickly and how swelling and pain can go down rapidly so you can get back to your game as shown in this picture of a swollen hand. We have seen broken bones back in the game in 3 weeks instead of the usual 8 weeks. PatchDr.com
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