Using Foods Medicinally To Heal Physical Trauma In The Body
Yesterday I hit my head. As I mentioned in that blog post, I turned immediately to food, and began giving my body the nutritional support it needs to heal.
Right off the bat I implemented a food plan specifically targeted for brain health.
When the brain is injured, it needs specific nutrients to heal: Vitamins C, D, and E, along with magnesium, zinc, and Omega 3’s. (source: Concussion Alliance).
Yesterday I added pineapple and oranges to my morning juicing for a boost of Vitamin C. I also ate homemade vegetable soup the rest of the day, which provided me with a host of plant based nutritional support.
Today, I’m continuing to listen to my body’s needs and eating accordingly.
I wanted more pineapple and oranges in my morning juice, so I made sure to add them in. I have also been craving olives all day – which are high in Vitamin E.
I steamed red potatoes, pairing them with with a creamy coconut milk and collard greens sauce. Red potatoes and collared greens are both excellent sources of magnesium.
Lastly, I ate a serving of sardines to get the emergency boost of omega 3’s my brain needs right now.
When I use food medicinally, I take great care to listen to my body and give it the emergency nutritional support it needs to recover quickly. I listen to my cravings and allow my body to dictate what it wants to eat.
While I am still tired, following a medicinally directed food plan is helping my head heal. I felt a cool, soothing effect at the site of my injury from the pineapple and orange juice. The potatoes and cream sauce offered me a sense of comfort and the olives cheered me up.
Tomorrow I will continue to allow my body to dictate my meal choices . I trust it knows what it needs to heal, and my only job right now is to listen and care for it accordingly.
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