Pain and Its Relationship to Diet! ©
by Holistic Health Therapies ©
It's all about Diet and Lifestyle, Baby! – Good Health is in your hands!
We have all heard the phrase You are what you eat, and well…. there is nothing more truthful than that statement.!
Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusing information about what a healthful diet is and how to attain better Health.
In my school, we look at the facts around food and its relationship to disease processes and good Health and offer entirely food-based solutions, not supplements, magical superfoods, or medicines.
Let's look at some ways diet affects inflammation in the body:
1. Fat consumption impairs circulation. Incorrect fats cause the red blood cells to get sticky and coagulate, impeding cell function. One example is coronary artery disease, where arteries inflame and harden, and blood flow is restricted. Another example is vascular impairments in the spine which may contribute to chronic back pain. These same processes, of impeded cell function, occur in all other areas of the body and not just the heart and spine.
Fats and oils injure the endothelial cells, which provide necessary oxygen and nutrition to cells in a process known as vascular metabolism. Fats impede this process by preventing oxygen and nutrition from reaching cells, in effect starving them.
In most cases, impairment in vascular circulation can be improved through dietary changes and the correct use of fats.
2. Arachidonic acid is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid in many foods. High levels of Arachidonic acid promote inflammation in the body. Essential acids can easily be obtained from proper sources while lowering inflammation versus raising it.
3. The consumption of a diet high in incorrect proteins is directly linked to higher mortality rates in humans and increases the risk of heart disease and cancers. There is misleading information on the amount of protein a human needs, and it's rightful place and from which sources and combinations.
4. Fat cells produce inflammatory cytokines, which lead to chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation, including swelling, excess proteins, toxic load, and or impaired cell function, can lead to chronic pain symptoms.
5. Excess weight is generally characterized by excess proteins and fat, which produce inflammatory cytokines, which lead to chronic inflammation. Inflammation of nerves and arteries can impede joint and nerve function and lead to chronic pain. Excess weight can be a primary culprit in chronic joint pain, including back pain, knee pain, and ankle/foot pain, both because of inflammation and because weight puts excess strain on structures: nerves, joints, and ligaments.
6. Delayed Muscle Soreness, stiff tendons, and ligaments can be improved with diet. Blood viscosity, oxidation, and free radicals can all contribute to symptoms and can all be improved with dietary changes.
In conclusion, diet and lifestyle interventions are important allys to chronic pain! While exercise is essential to Health, it is not the primary ingredient; diet is!
If you are suffering from chronic pain or unusual non-acute pain symptoms, diet, and lifestyle interventions may be your ticket to restored Health.
Over-reliance on prescription meds can wreak havoc on your long-term Health!
Search for the side effects of your prescription meds!
Lipitor, for example, is a commonly prescribed cholesterol medicine. Lipitor's common side effects include hemorrhagic stroke, arthralgia, diarrhea, and nasopharyngitis. Other side effects include urinary tract infection, insomnia, limb pain, muscle spasm, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia, and nausea. And the list goes on with 30 more symptoms.
Bottom line is that Cholesterol can be managed thru diet.!
Optimal Health can be gained thru diet and lifestyle!
I look forward to learning more about you and how diet and lifestyle changes can help you achieve optimal Health in 2023!