I may be smiling now... but I haven't been the whole time, you see that thing across my stomach holding my arm in place? Here are the details!
April 14th while staying in Flagstaff, 2 of my daughters and I were hiking the West Fork Trail, one of the top 10 trails for beauty in America. We went to the end, sat, enjoyed, and then turned back. (In hindsight I was not paying attention like I should.) I was taking the trail for granted, slipped on a sandy rock and dislocated my shoulder.
Now, even though I had never done this before, the immense pain and shape of my shoulder made it completely obvious... well that and seeing stars.
We had no option but to hike the 3.2 miles out, cross the stream yet another 13 times and then drive to the hospital. After a great doc at Flagstaff Orthopedic Hospital reduced my shoulder I turned down prescription medications. Why? I really believed I could manage the pain holistically. And I have. So what am I taking?
Supplements... here we go!
Restore: this product is amazing. This is a nutrition product but also a support supplement for healthy and active people like me. Restore is a powerful proteolytic enzyme. Its vegetarian, gluten free and all that jazz. It uses enzymes to help break down and remove wastes surrounding an injury, helping to resolve the inflammation phase sooner, allowing the body to heal faster.
Restore has antioxidants, chelated minerals (meaning your body can absorb the minerals rather than just pee them out) and digestive support. Because all this, it gives an athlete or someone like me additional protection against illness, helping me to stay well!
So what are Proteolytic enzymes? They are essential for many vital processes in the body including digestion and staying well (our immune function). They break down proteins into amino acids so that it is easier for our body to absorb and take full advantage of them. Without these your body heals slower, you get sick more often, and you slow down. Restore is taken between meals so as to NOT compete with food.
I've been taking 2 capsules multiple times per day since I got home from Arizona. I'm sleeping like a rock and feel ready to hit the gym! Ha ha, I haven't even been cleared for PT yet.
This product has so many health benefits for the athlete and for the injured person like me. It is useful for auto-immune conditions that need more attention.
My first go to for the residual pain and achiness upon returning to Wisconsin has been CBD but not any old CBD oil. What are our bodies mostly made up of? Oil or water? Yes, bingo. Water. Oil and Water don’t mix . My friends Sean and Tylene Loomer have introduced me to CBD FLUID which is aqueous, this means water based! Thus our bodies absorb it at a rate over 90% VS 3-5% with the oil!
There are even more fun facts about the fluid. The extraction process does not use benzene, critical CO2, and all sorts of nasty chemicals that are commonly used to make CBD fluid. Do these sound like things we want in our bodies? Nooooo we do not.! Seriously do not! Our extraction process does not use high heat and thus the integrity of the plant is maintained and is used in a water solution. Simple dimple. No artificial flavorings either. Those aren't really great for us either, sorry to say. Our extraction process also maintains the integrity of the whole plant, giving us FULL BENEFIT of the Hemp plant as compared to those with chemical and/or hight heat extraction.
Note: 2 drops is a dose. Not the whole dropper. Just 2 drops has helped a ton for me, with the achiness, the pain before the rain, sleeping on a newly reduced shoulder. I've taken none of the opioids recommended (didn't bring them home) and zero NSAIDS either. None of these are very good for your tummy, your nervous system and a whole slew of other things.
It can be done holistically. I'm not an exception to the rule. Message or email me for more info! I've got it for you!!
Picture 1: Restore
Picture 2/3: Suthe CBD and Suthe in water
Picture 4: Suthe in water , completely dissolved, no oil droplets (there is NO OIL)