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The healing has been slower since my fall than I would like, but, thankfully I am healing. I still can't use my arm.... the bone and joint are mending but sill painful. My dilemma right now is I can't seem to feel warm no matter what I do. Cooked food is NOT an option. Any insight/suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Hi Linda! I am so sorry to hear about your fall! I am sorry you're going through this, but I know you're on the right road to recovery.
I am sure you'll get lots of great ideas here, but my main tips for warmth are pretty basic:
layering of clothes (I'm wearing an undershirt, main shirt and sweater along with warm socks)
I drink hot teas, tonics and warm soups
I use warming spices like cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, etc.
I add some healthy fats when I get really cold - coconut & coconut oil, avocado and some raw nuts
I pray for you to heal rapidly and be back better than ever very soon - please keep us posted on how you're doing!!
Penni! Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I LOVE your suggestions! The most challenging part is layering the clothing. I still have my right arm bound to my body and am at the mercy of others for help. I am grateful for so much.....it happened while I was visiting family in Florida (I'm still in Florida and will be here until I am fully healed). I am also grateful for my raw lifestyle which I know will be responsible for a speedy and complete healing.
An important insight I've had this past year is when I made the decision to jump out of my comfort zone and experience things I've never experienced before to be more specific....and then again maybe I just haven't recognized the "gift" that is in this.
Thank you for being so giving.....thank you for being the woman that you are.
I really don't have much to add that Penni didn't say but, I think if you make yourself some warm soup and are one who enjoys spice you may want to add a little chipolte pepper in adobo sauce to perhaps a pot of kale soup. Hope you feel better really soon. Hugs - Sandy Kash
I love hot/spicy. I'll add more peppers to some slightly warm soup. Thank you, Sandy.
So sorry about your fall Linda. I love your attitude! I am praying for quick healing for you and look forward to your updates. Lynda
I broke my leg a while back ago . . . I used the following herbs and made what is called "nourishing herb infusion": dried herbs - comfrey, horsetail, nettles and oatstraw and oatstraw tops. Took an ounce of the herbs put in quart jar filled with boiled water, left overnight, strained and then sipped thru the day- I healed quickly and totally. When I do yoga sometimes I can tell that parts need a little stretching (having been in the cast for months). I got my herbs mostly from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Supermom - thank you for your prayers and encouragement.
Aen - Thank you for the suggestion. I will get the herbs and make the infusion.