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Injury Healing 

Natasha designs a customized, easily executable nutrition strategy periodized around the specific injury and the client’s specific needs. This plan assures that the client is consuming the right amounts of necessary nutrients in order to:

 

  • Maximize recovery of injury (bone, concussion, tendon, ligament, muscle)

  • Reduce excessive inflammation

  • Reduce risk of deficiencies (or treat deficiencies) that can interfere with healing

  • Reduce muscle mass loss and/or body fat gain during immobilization

  • Reduce indirect concussion symptoms, which may be caused by a hypersensitivity to imbalances of food/liquid combination, timing and amounts

 

"Two studies have demonstrated that an immobilized limb due to an injury can incur muscle loss at a rate of 0.5% daily. During the first 2 weeks of immobilization, an 8% muscle loss can bring about a strength loss of up to 23%."*

*Gao, Y., Arfat, Y., Wang, H., & Goswami, N. (2018). Muscle Atrophy Induced by Mechanical Unloading: Mechanisms and Potential Countermeasures. Frontiers in physiology, 9, 235. doi:10.3389/fphys.2018.00235

*Wall, B. T., & Loon, L. J. (2013). Nutritional strategies to attenuate muscle disuse atrophy. Nutrition Reviews, 71(4), 195-208. doi:10.1111/nure.12019