Author, Emotional Healer, Life Coach, and Nutritionist.
Pain is an everyday problem and it Is by no coincidence that natural painkillers have become so popular. I will outline 5 drug-free remedies that are just as effective as harmful drugs in relieving pain without producing side effects… Most of us deal with pain by consuming over-the-counter painkillers, such as aspirin, paracetamol or ibuprofen, but why use these potentially harmful substances when there are natural equivalents which are safe, non-addictive and actually enhance the body’s immune system whilst fighting pain?
From back ache to tooth ache and from Arthritis to head aches I will explain how best to keep pain under control. Please share this information far and wide as it’s our duty as loving human beings to want the best for each other, and it’s the small gestures like spreading vital information which can help unite a very fragmented species which we have become, putting wealth before health and me before we…
Eating the right foods can help tremendously whilst eating the wrong ones cause an
even greater detriment to our biological machines. Processed foods, simple sugars, fast acting carbs like pastries, white rice, white pasta, alcohol, cigarettes,
MSG etc. and other inflammatory substances keep our bodies from healing themselves properly so pay attention to what you feed your body if aches and pains are a regular visitor…
Try a simple elimination diet for two weeks by removing some of the worst offenders just mentioned and drink 8 glasses of water a day minimum to accompany a basic, healthy food plan (See my last article for a list of foods one should stick to)… See if it improves your pain. If that’s the case, stick to it and watch the quality of your life improve… Here you go with that magic list of 5 ingredients which just might help or eliminate pain altogether…
This magical oil can reduce inflammation by 20% in one week tests showed recently and it contains a potent antioxidant, Astaxanthin, 65 times more powerful than vitamin C. Great for chronic back aches and Osteoarthritis as it fights inflammation. In another study of rheumatoid arthritis patients, taking Krill oil resulted in a striking reduction in the number of tender joints and increase in the time span before fatigue appeared.
Cherries, especially tart cherries
You may already know that cherries are a strong anti-inflammatory. They can even help you get gout attacks under control. But the anthocyanin that turns cherries red may be more effective than aspirin at treating pain. Eating about 20 tart cherries had a similar or better effect—than taking aspirin for fighting inflammatory pain. A 25% decrease in inflammation, a major cause of pain was recorded in many test patients after eating cherries for just one month… Order the juice on line if cherries are difficult to find in your area.
Turmeric contains the compound Curcumin, which is a powerful painkiller known to block inflammatory proteins and enhance the body’s ability to suppress inflammation. Turmeric is used in place of pharmaceutical painkillers without any side effects to the organs including stomach, heart, liver and kidneys. Various studies put forth that turmeric eases the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis and is as powerful as any prescription medicine used to treat joint pain.400 to 600 mg of curcumin should be consumed three times daily. In order to improve absorption, it can be consumed with equal amounts of bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme found in pineapples–20 minutes before meals for greater efficiency.
Ginger has been used medicinally for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine as a natural anti-inflammatory food. Dr. Krishna C. Srivastava, a world-renowned research on the therapeutic effects of spices, has also conducted extensive research into the anti-pain effects of ginger. In one study, Dr.Srivastava gave arthritic patients small amounts of ginger daily for three months. The majority of people had significant improvements in pain, swelling, and morning stiffness by eating ginger daily.. One can also make a Ginger/ Turmeric/ DMSO paste and apply it topically to sore joints. It works wonderfully well and I use this personally 3x per week for my arthritic knee…
HTP is what makes serotonin, the hormone that regulates mood and sleep. That’s why 5-HTP is used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, and even panic attacks. But 5-HTP is also great at treating headaches and migraines. In fact, it’s better than any drug you could take…One study shows that taking 5-HTP can even replace painkillers to treat headaches. But unlike any painkiller on the market…it also keeps headaches from returning. Eating foods rich in tryptophan like turkey, walnuts, and tomatoes will help naturally boost 5-HTP. But that may not be enough. If you want to see the full benefits, start by taking 50 mg before a meal. Eventually you can build up to 300 mg a day…
If you suffer from chronic pain, you aren’t alone. But that doesn’t mean you have to rely on dangerous and potentially addictive painkillers to make it through the day. You can experience safe, natural pain relief without any risk or costly prescriptions. The natural painkillers mentioned here can help relieve long-term or recurring pain in conditions such as arthritis, migraine and lower back pain. While they may not always act as quickly as conventional drugs, they have the enormous benefit of no side effects and greater safety. Until the next time, keep smiling and enjoy life.