Does Food Effect Your Pain?
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, "There's no question that there is a strong connection between what you eat and how you feel, and the gap is likely to become more and more apparent the older you get." (Johns Hopkins Health 2000,www.intelihealth.org)
Stunning breakthroughs in medical research demonstrate that you can literally feed your aching bones and joints exactly what they need to move more freely and with less discomfort. Taking certain vitamins and minerals to eliminate soreness, rebuilding deteriorating join structures, and restore freedom of movement is rapidly moving into mainstream medical consciousness. Long overdue but still not fast enough... In fact the doctors atJohns Hopkins have developed a "bone/joint diet? That they believe can help ease the burden of rigid, swollen joints. Eating habits to follow)
Although denied by the medical profession for the last three decades, diet can influence your pain... Prior to the refusal phase of treatments it was and in a few circles still a known factor that certain foods and also drinks trigger certain problems. For instance, Joint problems have been found to be exacerbated by the use of alcohol, liver and other organ meats. One of the most famous combined issue recognized is "Gout," despite the fact that the pharmaceutical companies have tried to convince the world this is not true, it certainly is and gout suffers who have had direct results of those foods will tell you... Chemicals concocted by the pharmaceutical industry will help with a few cases though the digestive system is suffering the affects as well as the liver and kidneys which have to filtration out the foreign matter in the body! As we get older our gastrointestinal system does not work as fast nor as thorough as it needs to and therefore medications can cause as many or more problems than they help!
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Doctors also targeted allergies or intolerance for dairy products, preservatives found in a wide variety of foods and drugs along with members of the nightshade family as it can be culprits for joint problems. Furthermore, eating or drinking anything tainted with Salmonella or other bacteria has been shown to induce the immune system to attack the joints, a condition known as "Reiter's syndrome."
The Johns Hopkins researchers say that you ought to experiment with different foods to see which ones will help you and those that may cause you pain. With over 100 different kinds of bone/joint problems classified under the proceeding of "arthritis"it is easy to understand why experimenting with different foods must be left up to you. Also as explained by the Johns Hopkins paperwork, "The more pressure and weight on your joints, the more they will hurt. Actually and extra 10 pounds stresses the joints." Adesirable reason to lose weight of affected with joint/bone problems!
A Diet to Advertise Joint Comfort from Johns Hopkins Health 2000
BREAKFAST: One piece or serving of fresh fruit; one slice of bread or bowl of cereal; one protein, such as an egg or a cup of yogurt.
LUNCH: A brand new salad with veg, such as mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes, radishes, celery and low-fat dressing; a four-ounce serving of protein, such as fish, chicken, turkey, tofu or beans; one loaf of bread serving; a piece of fruit.
AFTERNOON SNACK: One fruit or raw vegetable; one serving of bread; a glass of low-fat milk or a cup of low-fat yogurt.
DINNER: A four-ounce serving of protein, such as fish, tofu, chicken, coffee beans, turkey or beef; one carbohydrate, such as a baked potato, rice, bread or pasta; one cup of steamed vegetables (avoid starches like peas or corn); a brand new salad with low-fat dressing.
EVENING SNACK: A fruit with one graham cracker square, one low-fat cookie, or a half cup of sorbet or low-fat frozen yogurt.
Combining a healthful diet and stress reduction, pain can all but end up being eliminated in most instances...
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