If you drink more than 3 to 4 drinks per day, most days of the week, be careful quitting immediately. You should first talk to your health care provider. If you do quit suddenly, cold turkey, you have to take 3 days of Thiamine 100mg daily to prevent a certain permanent brain damage.
Following a healthy diet is very important when it comes to chronic pain. Consult your physician if you have any conditions like diabetes, kidney disease or any other health condition.
I believe that sugar is a toxin to the body. I would try to limit carbohydrates as much as possible. Again, speak to your doctor, as there are good carbs and bad carbs.
At long last a guide to food untainted by industry:
Short explanation of Mediterranean Diet:
The Mediterranean diet has long been considered a very healthy diet. Eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruit, olive oil or other oils that are not heated up, fish and nuts is healthy. I would suggest avoiding pasta as much as possible. Avoid Pizza and other fast foods.
Low Carbohydrate Diets
Glucose has long been considered a source of inflammation, and therefore pain. Since the 1950’s doctors have been telling patients to avoid fat. Many researchers, physicians and nutritionists now realize that the harm of butter, is that it’s spread on bread. I think the pure keto diet can be very stressful to your body and would recommend you having at least 100g of carbs a day for a week or two before doing the keto challenge, if you feel you’d like to try a “pure keto diet.” Here are some links to carb counters. Here is a great counter – Keto Logic. could try a download on Carb counter
Here is a link to keto on a budget.
What does that mean? For a large percentage of the population, fat is now considered good. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, or a fatty liver, or other insulin resistant diseases, you should consider a keto diet and restrict your carbohydrates. What about carbohydrates? In small quantities for people who have metabolic disease, diabetes, apple shaped bodies, eating less than 100g of carbohydrates is healthy. Again – before changing your diet, consult your healthcare provider.
If you are interested in low carbohydrate sites, These sites can help you understand carbohydrates and fats and what they mean for health and pain.
Celiac disease can show itself in different ways, especially if you are younger. It doesn’t always present with only diarrhoea or bloating. Consult your doctor before making changes. Celiac Society Canada
If you have irritable bowel syndrome – google FODMAPS DIET
Intersitial cystitis? – Bladder pain. or Pelvic pain Frequent Urination / Painful Bladder
Lifestyle is really important. I have attached some complications of lifestyle choices that prove dangerous to your health. COPD
Sometimes, when in emotional or physical pain, you can neglect your body. Make sure you check for preventable diseases like high blood pressure.
Chronic pain causes stress and anxiety and anxiety causes inflammation. Inflammation can affect your arteries and anxiety also causes some people’s blood pressures to spike. This can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Heart Disease can be caused by blockages in the arteries. See the explanation below for coronary artery disease.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, excess alcohol and Anti-Inflammatories can lead to kidney disease. Unchecked it can lead to needing dialysis. Check your eGFR with your doctor. If it is less than 60 – you can check out Living with Kidney Disease. Ask your doctor if you have high potassium. If you do, you need to follow a low potassium diet.
If you have fasting sugar (glucose) of more than 7mMol/litre in the morning twice or an A1C of more than 6.4 twice, or glucose more than 11 at any time – you have diabetes.
Sugar intolerance – fasting around 6.2-6.9 random 7- 10.9 A1C 5.7-6.4
Diabetes can cause nerve damage, often starting in the feet. Check out the video in the link below to see how to check your feet. Nerve pain can affect your abdomen, feet, and hands. High glucose causes inflammation and can cause chronic pain. Check out Diabetes
Smoking is very dangerous – Wow – who knew?
You could try a natural product: Talk to your HCP first (doc)
L- Cystine (500mg) 1 cap every 2 hours – 6 caps per day – first 3 days
Then 1 cap every 2.5 hours – 5 caps per day – 4 to 12 days
Then 1 cap every 3 hours per day for max 4 caps per day
Then 1 cap every 5 hours max 3 caps per day
End with 1- 2 caps per day
If you are tired of hearing all the nagging about diet exercise and quitting smoking, watch the video below for fun
Atrial fibrillation is often treated with bloods that thin the blood. Warfarin is one of the medications that doctors use. Warfarin needs close monitoring. Here is a great link on Warfarin. If you take Warfarin, you have to watch the amount of Vitamin K you eat. You have to eat more or less the same amount of Vitamin K every day. Vitamin K Foods.
Polycystic Ovarian Disease – Try the Keto Diet if your doctor approves