Minor Injuries Medical Considerations
Minor Injuries Discussion
Nutritional Medical Considerations
Aloe Vera Cream Aloe Vera Cream may be used for minor skin conditions such as turf burns, diaper rash, skin irritations, minor burns, non-poisonous insect bites, and dry skin. It is ideal for use under make-up.
Aloe Vera Gel Highly potent pure Aloe Vera gel is nutritionally beneficial in the Clearing of ACNE and provides relief from minor skin conditions such as turf burns, abrasions, non-poisonous insect bites, diaper rash and other skin problems. It is very effective for burns.
Aloe Vera Liniment Liniment helps penetrate the skin to get down into the muscle layers. Liniment is used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with arthritis, simple backaches, strains, and sprains. It works great for pain relief from sore muscles.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is the single most cost effective antioxidant (dollar-to-dollar amount for antioxidant properties), than all other available antioxidants. Vitamin C performs many vital functions within the body. It increases the strength and integrity of connective tissue including the inside of your blood veins, producing significant positive effects upon the cardiovascular system. Vit C supports the immune system, fights viruses and some bacteria, functions as an important antioxidant and enhances adrenal gland function. Vitamin C was first discovered because of unresolved scurvy when sailors were out on the seas. Scurvy is the breakdown of small capillaries, or small blood vessels. Additional Vitamin C is needed during times of stress.
Digestive Enzymes: Old Naturopathic Doctors and Chinese Medicine Specialists repeatedly state that the gut is the center of the body’s energy. A healthy gut will make or break a healthy immune system response. Proper digestion of food is the beginning of a healthy digestive tract. It is most effective to use an enzyme formula that has several digestive enzymes contained within. Using a single enzyme alone has much less effect as the synergy will be lost. A complete spectrum of several digestive enzymes, all working in synergy, will be most effective. Raw food has intact enzymes that assist in the digestion of that food group. Cooking destroys enzymes. Our bodies also have enzymes that assist in digesting foods, however enzyme function diminishes with age. Failure to completely digest foods leads to incomplete assimilation of nutrients. The result is the development of a number of chronic medical conditions, food allergies included. The digestive enzyme formula you choose should have been made from premium plant sources. Plant based digestive enzymes work at any pH; meaning once it is in your stomach, it starts working right away. Animal based digestive enzymes do not begin to work until after your stomach pH drops very low; thus any person with hypochlorhydria (a lack of hydrochloric acid in the gastric juices), may never benefit from animal based digestive enzymes. Enzymes taken with meals will be used up in the stomach while they help digest that meal. Enzymes taken on an empty stomach will go into the blood stream intact. Blood conditions such as stacking of red blood cells (RBCs) like a stack of coins (RBC Rouleau), or red blood cells clumping together (RBC Aggregation), or accumulations of Uric Acid Crystals in the blood, can be greatly helped with a combination of Plant Digestive Enzymes and Antioxidants, taken on an empty stomach. (See our section on
Health NOTE: Individuals with extreme cases of Gastritis, Gastric or Duodenal Ulcers should begin their Enzyme Supplementation with a formula that has little or NO Protease Enzyme present. They can gradually transition over to adding Protease in approximately 4-6 weeks. This is due to the situation that Protease may temporarily have a burning sensation on individuals with these situations. Protease is the primary digestive enzyme for digesting proteins.
Simple sprains, strains, and skin wounds are common occurrences, especially amongst children! Reducing pain, decreasing swelling and enhancing bodily repair mechanisms can be achieved with natural supplementations.
The Aloe Vera plant itself can be very useful with skin wounds and burns. If you have this plant in your home, when you have an abrasion to the skin, after cleaning the wound, break off a small tip of one of the leaves of your Aloe plant and squeeze out the gel type substance inside the leaf, and apply to your wound. If it is a minor burn, apply immediately without cleaning (if the wound is otherwise clean) as cleaning could worsen the injury.
In any “more serious” injuries or burns to your body, seek Immediate help from your Health Care Professional!