"You are what you eat"this common phrase has burdened the rear recesses of our mind for over 2 centuries. The food we eat can have a grand bearing on our physical & mental state. But what if we used this to our advantage? Our ancient ancestors did not benefit from the advances of modern science & technology like we do now, but they may have known a thing or two about which foods, herbs & spices can help us feel better - some of this "ancient wisdom" is now being proven in scientific circles to have validity.
So, I present, in no particular order, natural ways to "EAT YOUR PAIN AWAY"
The PAIN - Back Pain, Neck Pain, Other Joint Pain
EAT = Salmon, Herring, Sardines
These oily fish contain high amounts of naturally occurring omega 3 fatty acids which can help by improving circulation and reducing inflammation. While eating animal sources it a great avenue, supplementing with a high quality Omega 3 supplement is usually advisable
The PAIN - Back Pain & General Joint Pain (Arthritis) & Digestive
EAT = Tumeric
This common curry spice has been used in Indian cooking for centuries & is what gives the food its yellow colour. The spice contains curcumin, which has been studied extensively recently for its natural anti-inflammatory properties and may help relieve back pain, neck pain and certain types of arthritis. If you are not a fan of curries, tumeric is readily available to be supplemented in capsule form.
The PAIN - Migraines, Back Pain, Arthritis, Nausea
EAT = Ginger
Ginger is a readily available root used commonly to flavour stir-fry's and other Asian based dishes as well as Gingerbread Men/Women! While often it is recommended to help ease nausea, recent studies suggest it has anti-inflammatory helpful for joint pains as well as headaches and migraines.
The PAIN - Muscle Aches, Headaches, Depression
Eat = Magnesium
The research into the health benefits of magnesium continue however it seems that having adequate levels of magnesium in your system can benefit everything from heart health, osteoporosis, blood pressure and even constipation. In fact it almost seems that there's nothing magnesium isn't good for. Foods rich in magnesium are nuts, wholegrains, dark green vegetables, fish and meat. Rich sources include pumpkin and sunflower seeds, bran, tofu, potatoes, spinach and baked beans.
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This article is presented by:
Dr. Mario R Ferraro - Chiropractor & Wellness Practitioner.
Caroline Springs & Essendon Fields
The Information presented in this article is a guide only and does not substitute for health professional consultation. Any pain that is of a persistent nature should be thoroughly assessed by your qualified health care practitioner.