Herbal Infusion for Increasing Bone Density

I’ve been making lots of mineral infusions with nettles, oatstraw and horsetail, usually individual infusions, but sometimes combining them together.

I’ve shared in the past that one consequence of my 1998 car accident was that my brain injury got the primary healing attention, because it was actively disabling me. My neck and back, on the other hand, were pretty much relegated to yoga after the initial acute treatments. When I injured my sacrum in the Summer of 2011, my chiropractor friend, Ingrid, looked at my x-rays and couldn’t believe I have been functioning as well as I have. She found my spine a huge testimonial for the power of a raw food diet, in that my digestive nerves at that point were so compromised that if I hadn’t been eating enzyme-rich food, I likely would not have been able to digest it at all!

I’ve since concluded that for me personally, the raw vegan diet wasn’t enough, as I had gotten quite demineralized over the years. Adding some raw cheese and the occasional raw egg and sometimes a raw, fermented cod liver oil has really helped my teeth, which are great indicators of bone health. For this year, my primary health focus is on radical remineralization. I used to make an infusion a couple times per month, but now I’ve been drinking a quart or more per day. My body loves these infusions!

People often ask me “What’s an infusion?” “How do I make an infusion?” “How do I not break glass?” This video covers the difference between teas and infusions, and he gives you a step by step demonstration of how to infuse dried herbs. He also talks about the benefits of my very favorite “weed” ever: nettles. My new favorite infusion is oatstraw. Love it! Horsetail tastes pretty disgusting, but my body likes it. I’m going to experiment with adding a bit of fresh mint or lemon balm for flavor.

Anyway, super informative video below … Enjoy!

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by tazjima on July 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Nature = the original pharmacy.



  2. Posted by Nancy Boal on July 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you Laura for sharing this valuable information!



  3. […] I go through periods in which I drink a lot of herbal infusions, especially nettles and oat straw. I find horsetail gaggable, but if i want really shiny hair or super hard teeth, I will occasionally chug down a horsetail infusion. You can find out about infusions here and here. […]



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