A severely sprained ankle recovers rapidly

The popular view of wheatgrass is that it is primarily a nutritional supplement. I would have to disagree. Wheatgrass is, without doubt, a powerful healing agent, and its benefits have little if anything to do with nutrition. Wheatgrass has been used therapeutically for centuries. In the 1930’s it enjoyed an explosive…

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Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis (AT) is a common, painful disorder of the the Achilles tendon which is the one that attaches muscles from the back of the lower leg to the heel. Tendonitis often affects runners, ballet dancers and many other athletic individuals. It can cause considerable disability even in sedentary people….

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Injured? Don’t use ice.

I wince whenever I see an ice pack applied to an acute injury. Having observed thousands of rapid recoveries from pulled muscles, ligaments, tendons, large bruises etc. using wheatgrass extract, it is hard to believe that ice is still used at all for injuries. Wheatgrass is so much more effective. These observations have…

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Rapid pain reduction of pulled gastrocnemius muscle.

One Sunday afternoon I was playing “chasey” with my young son at a nearby park when I suddenly felt severe pain in my calf that dropped me to the ground bringing tears to my eyes. I had torn my gastrocnemius or calf muscle. My immediate thought was, “How can I…

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Sports or other injury? Forget the ice. Use wheatgrass.

How often we must have seen sportsmen and women pressing plastic bags full of crushed ice against pulled muscles and bruises like they were security blankets? Knowing there was a better way to hasten recovery and ease pain, I wonder why ice is used at all for sports injuries. After…

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Strikingly rapid recovery of knee injury

One day, a young male consulted me regarding a skin rash. Also, six days earlier, fell off his skateboard and suffered a minor crack fracture of the patella. He made his way in to my room on crutches with considerable difficulty, his right leg stiff and unmovable due to pain….

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Wheatgrass for sports-associated injuries, bruises, hematoma etc.

A large bruise (hematoma – marked by arrows) seen 2 hours after this footballer was kicked on the right temple during a game. I had applied a small amount of wheatgrass extract immediately after the injury. No ice was used. The swelling was originally very tense and blue, but when…

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Why ice delays soft tissue injury recovery. Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Why Ice Delays Recovery by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, MD March 16, 2014  When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries…

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