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I need ideas for my friend. Help!
Here's the deal:
She's not getting around. Back spasms. Went to Dr. last week. Xray shows bone loss not Osteoporosis and Dr. wants her to take a Fortical, a nasal spray. She'd like to rebuild w/ diet. Know any tips?
She's already on Aleve, Tylenol, Vicodin, Muscle relaxer at night, then this spray whichshe doesn't want to take. It hurts to sneeze.
Typing w/ 1 hand. Can walk if she can hold on to something.
She is 85% raw.
08-29-2006, 07:42 AM
If she is able to the best thing to do would be to go 100% raw. But as for those spasms, isn't that lack in calcium or something like that? So, make sure shes getting plenty of greenage like spinich and broccoli. I hope she starts feeling better!
08-29-2006, 09:19 AM
Oftentimes back and muscles spasms can be from lack of water, lack of nutrients, or gas. If she were my client I'd suggest she do some enemas and drink about 2 quarts of green smoothies ~ which include baby spinach ~ daily; do whatever movements she can and drink more water.
Thanks, girls. I came home from school and forwarded this thread to her right away.
What about a gentle, restorative yoga class?
08-29-2006, 04:39 PM
Massage can get her through some of the immediate discomfort but long term the advice given above is good :)
I have used Valerian root with great success but I have not had to use it since RAW so I haven't even checked to see it's "RAW" status.
08-29-2006, 07:36 PM
I had HORRIBLE spasms, and went to the chiropractor, he has helped me so much. Turns out I had a torn disc...I tell ya those spasms are not just spasms, they are as painful as a contraction when I was giving birth :eek:
08-30-2006, 12:59 PM
Calcium contracts muscles, magnesium relaxes. If it's muscular I woud recommend some magnesium. You can't absorb calcium without it. It makes sense that if she is having spasms and experiencing bone loss that she would need magnesium. Supplemental may be best, but nuts and cacao have good amounts in them if she's opposed to supplementation.
Skullcap is a great herb for muscle relaxation, but I'm not recommending it simply because I have no idea what her story is. Magnesium will not be harmful. IF that doesn't help, it may be structural and I would see a chiropractor.
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