Nutritional Therapy for Back and Neck Pain

Supplements like Zyflamend (New Chapter’s anti-inflammatory Herbal Remedy endorsed by MD’s), Carlson’s Fish Oil (Norwegian and toxin free), Essential Fatty Acids from Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil, Flax Seed and Flax Oil (Mix the flax oil 2-5 tablespoons per 4 ounces of organic cottage cheese), lots of pure bottled water (Do not drink distilled water as it has no minerals and will “pull” minerals from your body!) will be of great benefit to many. While genetics may be the determining factor in longevity and health, providing your body with quality nutrition can only help.

If possible have your blood and hair tested for mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Get both tests done as they complement each other. You’re body MUST have nutrition to heal! There are other supplements which will help depending on your own individual needs. Specific foods can cause or reduce inflammation – I’ll cover this topic deeper in posts to the Nutrition Category.

Grocery store foods contain deadly toxins and pesticides that damage your liver, joints, etc. and make it very difficult to heal. Soda Pop is death to the blood. Fix your nutrition now while you still can. Dairy products will clog your intestines and make digestion of essential nutrients more difficult. Diary is full of sugars, pus, blood, fats and hormones your body does not need.

Don’t buy into the Dairy Industry promotion of calcium. Your body requires magnesium to properly absorb calcium, and the ratio of calcium to magnesium in Dairy is about 10:1 not 3:1 or 2:1 which would allow proper absorption of the calcium. There are some exceptions to avoiding Dairy. Organic Cottage Cheese and some Organic Yogurts and Butters may have benefits which outweigh the risks.

Pasteurization kills bacteria, but also destroys essential enzymes. Consider taking Enzyme Supplements with your meals to aid in absorption of nutrients. Enzymes will also be beneficial in reducing inflammation. Limit your consumption of Beef (and inflammatory food) and do not eat pork (contains viruses and plays havoc with your blood).

The bottom line is this: Take a hard look at what you eat everyday, read the labels, try to eat foods that do not come in bottles, boxes, or cans. Eat fresh, eat organic, and give your body the fuel it needs to heal!

I would think most people would find it odd that a Doctor will write a prescription for synthetic chemicals and people will readily and willingly take the pills because the “Doctor told them to”. Sure they know there are side effects, but they have no idea what those chemicals are really doing to their bodies. But those same people would look at the Doctor with disappointment if he told them to eat right. Imagine if your Doctor handed you a list of foods that prevent inflammation and pain, what would you do? Food for thought (Pun Intended).

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