Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pain Relief and Food

 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. . . .
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, to be gorgeous, talented, and fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God within us. And as we let our light shine, we consciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
by Marianne Williamson

   
 Anyone who lives with Celiac Disease knows that chronic pain is a part of life. I, like the rest of you, live with migraines, arthritic pain, inflammation, blisters, rashes, muscular cramps and severe digestive pain on a regular basis. Here is a quick comprehensive list of foods that decrease or increase levels of pain. May we honor our journey. Namaste.

* Please note: if you have gluten issues you must refrain from all forms of wheat, rye and barley

 

Foods That Decrease Pain

The following foods help cool the body's inflammatory response, act as analgesics on pain nerves and work within the brain to reduce sensitivity.
applesapricotsavocadosbananas
beansbeetsberriesbroccoli
cabbagecantaloupecarrotscauliflower
celerychardcherriescucumber
currantsdatesfigsgarlic
gingergrapeskalelettuce
mangoesmelonsmushroomsolives
papayaparsleypeachespears
pepperspotatoespumpkinradish
raisinssoybeansspinachsquash
sweet potatoes

Foods That Increase Pain

Some foods may Increase pain (avoid or limit them). The worst include:
alcohol coffee chocolate  citrusfruits
corndairyeggsmeat
nutssaltsugarwheat
teabarleyoatsrye





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