Recovery Nutrition/strategy for Broken Leg

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 05, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Im an otherwise healthy 21 year old, athletic male. I broke my fibula and had surgery a couple of days ago. If anyone has any suggestions to ensure that I recover and heal quickly, Please share!




on March 05, 2013
at 07:19 PM

bone broth, my friend!

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on March 05, 2013
at 08:05 PM

the foods suggested are good & logical, but fasting can also be a powerful healer, bare it in mind if you have the time to do an extended fast



on March 05, 2013
at 08:15 PM

This is what I take for my knee:

  • Home-made bone broth is my No 1 defense (24 hours of slow cooking). At least 1 cup daily (or in cooking).

  • Neocell Laboratories Super Collagen Plus C (types 1 and 3). 1 pill a day.

  • Doctors Best Best Hyaluronic Acid with Chondroitin Sulfate (type 2) (take 5-7 hours apart from Neocell, 1 pill a day)

  • CoQ10 Ubiquinol (the specific form). 1 pill a day.

  • Biosil silicon. 2-3 pills a week.

  • PQQ. 2-3 pills a week.

  • D3. 5000 IU a day, in the morning. Get tested once a year for toxicity though.

  • Magnesium Malate. 4-5 pills a week, at night.

  • K2 Mk4 (the specific form). 1-2 pills a week.

  • I eat fermented dairy for the extra calcium and probiotics. The best is home-made goat kefir, that has no lactose left after 24 hours of fermentation, and goats have the less inflammatory casein A2.



on April 03, 2013
at 08:14 AM

Comfrey aka bone knit might be worth trying. Make sure you read up on it and the proper ways to use it, as there has been some controversy about its safety when taken internally.


on March 20, 2013
at 12:47 AM

I would eat your calcium rich foods such as your leafy greens to help with building the bone up nice and strong. When your doctor gives you the green light to weight bear on that leg make sure you put some weight on it. Weight bearing also promotes healing.


on March 05, 2013
at 10:34 PM

My mom broke her ankle about a year ago, and she rubbed cod liver oil on it every day. I believe it was Carlson Norwegian brand. I think it makes a big difference as far as effectiveness to get quality oil. Her doctor said she recovered much more quickly than he had expected, and she was back to playing golf and tennis much sooner than she had thought. She said she took it internally only a few times, but that might help a lot if you do it regularly and if the oil hasn't oxidized too much (again, high quality oil- stored properly and not past its expiration date). She also made sure to do some kind of activity as soon as she was able to. She floated/swam and did light exercise in the pool, and then started walking more and using a bike machine inside. She said staying active and putting gentle pressure on when she was ready seemed to help her heal a lot.

Your injury sounds more severe than hers was, so obviously it might take some time until you're ready to do any activity. My boyfriend broke his tibia and fibula and has pins and plates now. He was not active during his recovery, and he did not eat well (very, very SAD, college-y diet). This was two years ago and he still complains of stiffness, slight pains, soreness after (rare) exercise, etc. He is completely mobile and eats better now, but I REALLY think that his recovery could have been much quicker and more complete if he had healed himself nutritionally and by keeping active.

I believe in the benefits of moderate fasting as well, and I would also look into toning or sonotherapy (healing with sound frequencies). It might sound silly, but I have heard many success stories. Meditation and visualization techniques can help your brain process the repair and regain a complete, healthy and fully functional image of your leg. I believe this is very important for avoiding future pain and mobility problems. Finally, (sorry this was so long) your doctor may have mentioned this, but I have heard that Advil is bad for bone growth/repair and should NOT be taken, at least during the early stages of recovery. Good luck!!


on March 05, 2013
at 07:49 PM

My cure is the underground beef bone broth. It has vitamins, minerals and creates a long chain for the quick healing cells in your gut.
See the little video, too. Make sure to get marrow bones and joint bones+++ for your broth.


Also, in distilled water, I drink this all day. Phour salts -- calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium and sodium bicarbonate.


Eat healthy to build good blood to be able to heal quickly. The beef broth has been a miracle for my body. I drink it every day in the morning with my mug of coffee and liter of distilled water. I also make soups with kale and rice and other veggies for lunch or dinner and eat the meat and fats and marrows from the broth.

Get well soon!

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