Re: Arnica to reduce bruising???
Yes, Arnica would be a good choice for this. You can take high dose of the homeopathic pellets in addition to application of the gel. I have used Arnica throughout the years with good results.
RE: sodium: Salt has gotten a bad rep, but salt is actually beneficial if it is the pure sea salt variety. It is the Morton's Salt that is problematic because it has been refined and stripped of its minerals but also because it contains harmful additives which contribute to hypertension as well as many other problems. Natural sea salt, such as Real Salt and Himalayan Salt, is actually healthy as it contains many minerals that our body needs.