Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to a chronic illness support group about how nutrition relates to health. Many also mentioned about how they deal with the pain alongside their nutrition intake. Some take part in mediation or yoga to relax the body and mind gently, others use florida dispensaries that deliver to them, or whichever area they are from of course, to take medical marijuana to soothe their pain. And, even where full-strength marijuana isn’t yet legal, there may still be products within the cannabis family that are legal and can help manage inflammation. One such product is a CBD patch, which delivers a consistent flow of CBD into the system to provide support over an extended period of time within a day (if this sounds like something you would be interested in, you can learn more here). However, what we eat clearly has a big impact on this too. To summarize the presentation: every bite we take is either pushing us towards healing/disease prevention or physical degeneration/pain. Most people have heard this before and intuitively understand it. What’s usually missing is an appreciation for the biochemical rationale. All this is complicated by a hornet’s nest of contradictory information. I can’t think of one food that someone hasn’t added to a “scary” food list at some point. (If you can think of a food that someone hasn’t warned you about, then please comment, I’d like to hear about it.)
There are so many different studies on which foods are good/bad for your body, but really it all depends on how our individual bodies react to what is going in them, triggering foods are up and down and doing our own tests on ourselves can help us determine what food inflame us and cause us issues and which ones don’t. Even healthy foods can cause an inflammatory response to our insides, so it is always best to be vigilant. If you decide to combine an anti-inflammatory diet with natural remedies to help soothe your body in case you accidentally ingest food that causes you pain, do your research and see what is out there. Some people have cited marijuana as a great pain reliever in situations where joints are very sore from inflammation. Get more info about this over at buymyweedonline.com and see what different types are out there for those who are serious about changing up their routine, and reducing that pain and stress on the body.
From my perspective, I think people want a rational, evidence-based, and pragmatic approach to making nutritional decisions. So I’ve summarized the Anti-inflammatory Diet in this short Nutrition e-book and hope the book provides that perspective.
As promised the those at last night’s meeting, here are the graphics from the presentation. Food and Pain web notes 5-12 Thanks for the discussion.
For further reading:
- Dietary Strategies for Improving Post-Prandial Glucose, Lipids, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Health
- Deflame- Nutrition for inflammation reduction
Healthy Meal Prep