A bruise (hematoma) is a swelling composed of blood which has escaped from an injured, diseased, or abnormally fragile vessel into the tissue. Someone who bruises easily has weak vessels. This can be caused by a variety of factors. Among them are lack of exercise and—particularly—the eating of sugars, chemicals, preservatives, fruits, and fruit juices.
To alleviate this condition the standard macrobiotic diet including miso soup and mineral rich sea vegetables is helpful.
When you bruise yourself, immediately rub the affected area with your thumb or palm in a vigorous circular motion. This will minimize the size and tenderness of the bruise.
Saturday, October 13, 2007