Friday, 26 October 2007

Does Diet Have A Role In Back Pain?

If you have back pain and/or sciatica symptoms and are suffering from inflammation there are several things you can consider doing to help yourself.

In addition to not doing too much exercise, just moderate, balance your body so there is no undue strain on bones, joints and ligaments

Consider taking and anti inflammatory like proteolytic systemic enzymes . Heal and Soothe.
You should also consider your diet.

Sugar along with junk food, many processed foods and high fat meats increase inflammation. Some of this is the chemical like nitrates that may be used some is the fats like Trans fats and saturated fats.It is better to go for low fat milk, cheese and if you eat meat it should be lean.
Diets high in sugar are also associated with obesity, diabetes and inflammation so it’s best to cut down a lot or eliminate any sugars you can from your food.

I know from personal experince this is easier said than done, as you will need to read all labels and most processed food is out(my husband is diabetic so I know what this is like). There is an incredible amount of sugar in food where you would not expect it to be there.

I have also heard that foods which contain a chemical called solanine can be a trigger cause of pain in some people and make inflammation worse. This is in potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant. You might want to research that further, I cant find much about it. If anyone knows of any useful information on that I would be grateful. Maybe if you want to just try not eating them for a while to see if it makes any difference to you.

You should also drink plenty of good quality water and reduce or stop drinking the sugar loaded drinks.
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