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 by blocking it out through the use of pharmaceutical drugs.
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 basic rules 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 for good.
Let’s get started.
Rule #1: 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 major contributors to chronic pain due to their toxin load or the fact that they are hard on the digestive system or cause inflammation.
- ALL forms of processed sugar
- 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 energy drinks)
- Peanuts, and non-soaked nuts and seeds
- Unfermented, non-organic soy products
- All corn products
- Canola products
- 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.
Rule #2: 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 a part of your diet, 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
- 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 enough vitamin D3 and essential fatty acids (omega-3), learn to relax, and spend more time in nature.
Rule #3: Don’t Rely on Big Pharma and Use Natural Painkillers Instead
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 such as turmeric, boswellia, and astaxanthin 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 better life.