The beauty of the body is that it has several feedback mechanisms to alert you that something is going wrong. We often call this feedback a “symptom”, and rather than valuing it and seeking to remedy the imbalance, we often set out to destroy the mechanism that provides that signal. This is equivalent to shorting a circuit to the smoke detector so we aren’t annoyed by the sound while the fire burns.
If you truly want to eliminate chronic pain, there are some foundational requirements that need to be followed. In addition to that, one needs to be aware of natural painkillers that can provide relief while making the transition to a lifestyle devoid of physical pain. Together, they can help you eliminate chronic pain in 2015.
Let’s get started.
Eliminate foods and activities that contribute to chronic pain
You want to completely eliminate the following foods for at least 60-90 days. Each of these foods are heavily implicated as contributors to chronic pain due to their toxin load or the fact that they are hard on the digestive system.
– ALL forms of sugar (including high sugar fruits)
– Wheat and any grains containing gluten, as well as all flour products
– All forms of dairy (save grass fed butter, in moderation)
– All forms of alcohol
– Caffeine (in coffee, soda, and black teas)
– “Dirty” seafood (like shrimp, mussels, lobster, crab, scallops, and some salmon)
– Peanuts, and non-soaked nuts and seeds
– Unfermented, non-organic soy products
– All corn products
– Non-organic canola products
– Vinegars (save apple cider vinegar)
– Nightshade foods (like tomatoes)
– ALL heavily processed and/or unnatural ingredients (like nitrates, MSG, HFCS, TBHQ, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, artificial colors, trans fats, maltodextrin)
In addition to these foods, avoid EMF’s, chronic stress, mercury (in dental fillings and vaccines), drinking from plastic containers, and heavily polluted outdoor and indoor environments.
Choose cleansing foods and activities that help eliminate chronic pain
There are plenty of good foods that can help eliminate chronic pain, but are often overlooked in favor of more processed and addictive foods (which is why chronic pain is so prevalent). However, if you are determined enough and make the following foods at least 70% of your food and beverage consumption, you can expect most chronic pain to be alleviated. These foods and beverages include:
– Green, leafy vegetables
– Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage (slightly steamed for those with serious digestion or thyroid issues)
– Sea vegetables
– Lemons and limes
– Granny Smith apples
– Hot peppers
– Coconut oil and kefir
– Algae (chlorella and spirulina)
– Aloe vera
– Chia (soaked)
– Fermented vegetables
– Pure water
– Herbal teas
This is certainly not a complete list, but it is a great core list of foods to incorporate for most people who suffer from chronic pain. In addition to these foods, be sure to get grounded, get plenty of vitamin D and EFA’s, curb your stress, and spend more time in fresh air.
Use strong, natural painkillers
During your transition to a pain-free lifestyle, it is important to consider a plan with your physician that can reduce and eliminate your need for prescriptions and medications. Fortunately, there are several natural painkillers that can reduce and eliminate inflammation, especially when combined with the food and lifestyle factors above.
It is important to understand that chronic pain can be due to a large variety of factors, but following these recommendations will provide you with an approach to systemically reduce chronic pain so you can enjoy a happier and healthier 2015.
For a list of some of the best natural pain relievers and how to get a great start in the new year, check out 3 Natural Pain Relievers That Are As Powerful As Drugs Without the Side Effects.
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