Chronic Pain Anti Inflammatory Diets May Be What You Need.
People who suffer from Chronic Pain are always looking for ways to relieve their pain. One way to ease or even prevent it is through an Chronic Pain diet. There are some Chronic Pain diets that some people will swear by, but have never been proven to make a difference. There are some diets that make a definite difference according to health experts.
First we’ll take a look at some Chronic Pain Anti Inflammatory Diets where there’s little or no evidence that they actually make a difference. One of the most common Chronic Pain diets is to eliminate potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and most peppers. While the diet won’t do any harm, it hasn’t been proven to affect Chronic Pain at all. Another Chronic Pain diet seeks to reduce the acids in one’s body eliminating sugar, coffee, red meat, most grains, nuts, and citrus fruits. It’s intended to be followed for just one month. People may feel better because they lose weight which reduces the stress on their joints, but again there is no evidence to support this. It also excludes many sources of vitamin C which is essential in fighting Chronic Pain. Drinking green tea has been shown to reduce the effects of rheumatoid Chronic Pain in lab mice, but there are no conclusive evidence on human studies yet. Shark cartilage is supposed to relieve Chronic Pain. Animal and lab studies show promise, but there are no human studies to support this yet.
Not let’s take a look at some Chronic Pain Anti Inflammatory Diets that have been shown to work. Switching fats can reduce inflammation. Eating fats found in red meat and poultry have actually been shown to increase inflammation. Switching to cold water fish can help reduce the inflammation. Using corn, safflower, and sunflower oils also helps. Another Chronic Pain diet is the ASU (avocado-soybean unsaponifiable). It has been shown to relieve osteoChronic Pain, stimulate cartilage repair, and lessen a patient’s need to NSAIDs to control pain. Ginger has been shown to ease pain and inflammation as well as protect the stomach from gastrointestinal effects from taking NSAIDs. Glucosamine is a supplement that relieves pain in some patients with osteo Chronic Pain. It helps the body rebuild cartilage, but can take up to two months to see the effects. If you are allergic to shellfish, check with your doctor before taking this as it is derived from crab, lobster, or shrimp shells. Before taking any supplements talk with your doctor as some can interfere with or worsen side effects from your medications.
Of course the best Chronic Pain Diet is a good old-fashioned well balanced diet. Eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables, and go easy on fats and cholesterol. A heart healthy diet is especially important to patients with rheumatoid Chronic Pain as studies have shown a link between this disease and heart failure. Vitamin C is good for repairing body tissue. Vitamin D helps absorb calcium, build bone mass, and prevents bone loss. Calcium helps strengthen your bones. If you are on medication, ask your doctor if he/she recommends taking vitamins. Some medications can create vitamin or mineral deficiencies. When choosing your Chronic Pain diet, be sure to talk with your physician as different types of Chronic Pain have different needs.