May 252013
 

Chronic pain can be worsened or made better depending on the foods you choose to eat. Discover the food and pain connection, and start feeling better.

You may have heard the expression, “One man’s food is another man’s poison” and the statement is never truer than for those living with chronic pain. If you’re like millions struggling with chronic disease, you may take one or more prescription medications. Opiates, steroids, and narcotics often cause terrible side effects if used over long periods of time. These food cures for chronic pain can help reduce or completely eliminate your need for them.

The Food and Pain Connection

You may have never given much thought to how food might affect your pain levels but it has a lot more effect than you think. Highly processed foods like soda, candy, boxed cereals, instant soups, and fast-food burgers contain little nutritional value and a dangerous amount of chemicals that make chronic pain worse.

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We hear it all the time, but it can’t hurt to revisit it again because I know this is one area I need to begin paying closer attention. It doesn’t seem that long ago when I was juicing or blending at least once per day and found it fairly easy to stay on track with my dietary requirements. I also really enjoyed it. I haven’t been finding this so easy to maintain anymore…for various reasons. The biggest probably being lack of energy and just sheer poor planning on my part. I found it much easier to eat for health when I was healthy – ironically enough because it’s that much more important now.

I have no doubt that there is a close connection between the food we consume and how we feel. And that this is even more true for those of us that live with chronic pain. There has been a lot of research to show the inflammatory properties of certain foods and the healing qualities of others.

We can’t go wrong with eating lots of colourful fresh fruits and vegetables and fiber in our diet. Are there any foods in particular you have found that help reduce your pain, or foods that you avoid because you find they aggrevate your pain? Please share them with us below.

Blessings,
Jacqui

 

Nov 212007
 

excerpt Miami Herald
– Jaweed Kaleem

Local VIPs reveal how they manage holiday temptations and share their stay-thin secrets.

The holiday season is near, that time when the family’s back together, pockets are dug deep, and belt buckles are fastened just a tad looser.

But what happens to the exercise routine when turkey day rolls around? What about those 10 pounds you vowed to lose? How do you face the pumpkin pies, sweet potatoes and juicy meat stuffings?

Consider this: the American Council on Exercise says the average Thanksgiving meal has 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat. Pile on top of that the chips, dips and drinks that come before and after dinner…read the complete story