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There are so many ways to approach healing the body. Hip and joint pain indicates that other aspects of health need to be addressed. I hope that makes sense to those reading here. If it does not, then it is important to examine the idea that we are all capable of healing our bodies. That our bodies are capable of healing themselves. In order to heal, I believe, it is important to consider and eventually accept that premise. I have chosen not to employ allopathic medicine to heal my body. Because of that choice, I have taken all that I do with serious fun. I fully understand why people choose traditional medicine, especially for pain, and I say that from my heart.

What is serious fun? Take action, do my best to stick to the plan and have a sense of humor about it all. Working at having fun is sadly ridiculous.

The prior post was about basic digestive health improvement. Here I want to address some very basic dietary ideas that have been very useful to me in the healing of my hip.


Using some kind of edible clay to absorb toxins in the digestive tract is one way to start. If you are not familiar with the term heavy metals, it would be a good idea to find out more about what they are and how to rid your body of them. Absorbing minerals that the body needs to heal is inhibited by heavy metal contaminants.

Juicing and green smoothies are really helpful. I have pasts posts about how to juice with a high power blender if you do not have a juicer. Juicing and green smoothies are a great way to clean up out cells and repair our bodies. The importance of  consuming organic produce has to do with the soil it has been grown in, which is more mineral rich than produce that is not grown organically.

Seaweeds are mineral rich and easy to prepare or just eat out of a bag. Dulce, kelp, nori are three that need no prep. Minerals are needed for every cellular process. Most diets in many parts of the world are devoid of organic and easily assimilated minerals. If our diets are low or devoid of these needed minerals then our bones become the go to source for these minerals. Teeth are bones.

If you are not a vegan or vegetarian consider eating sardines. The condition of our waterways and oceans is a concern. I buy Wild Planet Sardines. I eat sardines when I feel the need. They are rich in minerals. I just knew the first time I ate them that it was the right thing to eat.  Fish or organically raised birds or beef  are proteins to consider when rebuilding the body. I keep the portions small and remember proper food combing. I have  written about  PFC in the other posts.

Egg yolks or whole eggs [organic only] are another option for animal source protein. Purchase eggs from a local farm and reliable source.  I eat 2 to 3 at a time. How often is dependent on many factors. No rules. Once a week, month. I once had a huge craving and ate them everyday for a week. I soft boil the eggs. Fry them on a low heat in organic coconut oil. Some people use the raw yellows in smoothies. I have done this and it has been easy to digest. Combining them with fruit is not so easy to digest.  Eating the whole egg is fine, just do not overcook them. When they get rubbery they don’t taste as good and are harder to digest.

Colostrum, raw butter, raw coconut oil, raw cheese are some options for people to rebuild joints. Keep the individual  portions small and they will be digested and assimilated well.

Smoothie recipes are free and abundant online. Click here for Kevin Gianni’s book on smoothies. Many tested and tasty recipes

Juicing: Dr. Norman Walker. Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices  [Amazon] click here. Reliable and time tested.

Colostrum to strengthen immunity and joints: link here. Immune Tree Colostrum. For a small fee become a distributor and pay way below retail.

Seaweed: Why eat it?link here for basic info.  Sea Snax link here. Tasty nori treat for all. Even kids love it!

LL’s Magnetic Clay link here . An invaluable source of info on detoxing with Clay. Edible Earth can be found at their website.

As a postscript 9/2013: For a comprehensive detox and healing experience The Unique Healing Donna Pessin is worth time and research [link here]. It is not a quick fix. I am doing The Unique Healing Program with consistent results. I have written several blog posts about my experience.



Author: notyourrawmama

At the age of ten I distinctly remember questioning the premise that illness just happens to us. The idea that every action has a reaction became a clear reason to doubt that I could not personally impact my own health. In my very early twenties I was introduced to the Macrobiotic Philosophy of Life and assisted a Macrobiotic Counselor in NYC over a period of ten years or more. My life took many twists and turns and I evolved from a trained dancer and performer to a Shiatsu Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Colon Therapist and student of different Spiritually oriented Mind Body Therapies at the Esalen Institute and other healing centers. My associations are as follows: Member of the AOBTA for over 20 Years Member of the NCCAOM for approximately 12 years Member of the Yoga Teachers Alliance 500 hours for approximately 12 years Colon Therapist [ Wood's Institute ] Since 1998 Along with studying REIKI [ 2nd degree ] I was part of a School based on the work of Railey Macey, Dr. Robert Jaffe and Hands of Light. Railey Macey was my teacher. Thank you for your interest in my blog. notyourrawmoma "Wherever you are be the soul of that place". Rumi

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