Pain is absolutely no fun!
I suffered from daily chronic pain for 5 years.
I struggled to get into work. I had to be close to the waste basket and washroom.
I had migraines and pain so bad that I even fainted a few times.
For 5 years I searched for a solution, the root cause of all of this pain.
"Pain relievers" caused me more or similar symptoms to the ones I was aiming to reduce.
Then I found out that I am sensitive to both acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
I also found out the truth about NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs)
Main types of NSAIDs
NSAIDs cause a wide range of negative symptoms. Even some of the ones you're aiming to reduce:
Finding the route cause of your pain is the best way to go, but it's not easy.
It requires accountability, a good relationship with food, and the understanding that this process will help you avoid conditions, diseases, and other illnesses.
This means you need to connect more with your body to listening what it is telling you.
A lot of times our pain and discomfort is caused by the foods we are consuming.
Yes, that's correct. The stuff you're putting into your body 3+ times per day that gets processed in your gut, it's sending pain signals to your body that there's something not as well tolerated by your system.
Good news!!! This is normal.
We all are unique and our bodies require different things.
That's why Holistic Nutrition has come out of the woodwork.
In my work, I boost your diet from a nutritional standpoint so that you can avoid being exposed to unnecessary illnesses.
Yes, this means you will need to reduce and even remove some foods. Maybe for a bit, maybe for a long-time, that depends on how your body is responding.
So, the big question is....
Will you honour your body to find the root cause of your pain?
If you need help, I am here.
I have had to remove many foods from my diet, but happy to report that once my digestive system healed I could re-introduce most of them again... and then sometimes remove others.
It's a process.
If you're focusing on being the happiest, healthiest version of you, that will help keep you anchored in pain reduction.
Wishing you wellness!