In episode 68 of HealingMatters, Jason explains why issues with the Connective Tissue could be the root of your pain. What is Connective Tissue? How to lengthen and stretch the Connective Tissue? What Premier Research Labs Supplements can nourish the Connective Tissue?
Connective Tissue is the most abundant tissue in the body. It is also called fascia. Fascia holds EVERYTHING together and in place in your body. Connective tissue surrounds your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and organs. Everything is wrapped in it’s own Connective tissue which then connects to one big sheet of connective tissue (facia). Tight connective tissue (facia) can create bad posture because the knotted connective tissue can create muscle spasms and shorten the connective tissue.
Fibromyalgia, Inflammation, and Autoimmune Diseases may be caused from tight connective tissue (facia). These diseases can be very painful. Tight connective tissue can also cause you to be cold. The tissue can get so tight that it pinches the blood vessels decreasing blood flow.
There are several things you can do to relieve the pain.
- Massage Therapy called Myofascial Release can help break down the adhesions. Myofascial Release can also increase the blood flow.
- Chiropractic work and Structural Integration. Realigning the back and hips will keep your posture in a healthy position and decrease knots in the connective tissue.
- Stretching and Yoga actually stretches the connective tissue (fascia) before the muscles are allowed to stretch. That’s why stretching certain areas of the body, like the hips, have to be held for so long. Everything has to release before the actual joint can stretch.
- Vitamin C helps build collagen. Collagen makes your connective tissue (fascia) supple.
- Zinc helps break up adhesions.
- Bone Broth made from bones that have the joints attached contains connective tissue (facia) and collagen. By eating the connective tissue and collagen, you can help your body rebuild yours faster.
- Water! Stay hydrated and use Sea Salts with minerals.
- Magnesium is a muscle relaxer. Many people are deficient in Magnesium.
- Proteolytic Enzymes (Phytozymes) naturally dissolve excess tissue (including scar tissue).
- Epsom Salt Baths. Warm water helps relax tight muscles and release pain. Epsom Salt also includes Magnesium!
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