Do you suffer from aches and pains? Do you use over the counter pain medications on a regular basis? The pain medications you are taking could be causing more harm than they are helping. It is time to figure out what the underlying cause of your aches and pains are and stop using painkillers to mask the symptoms.
Pain killers often come with side effects including stomach irritation, stomach ulcers and stomach bleeding, especially with long-term use. They can also lead to increased intestinal hyper-permeability, which can increase your chances of experiencing allergies. These medications are essentially toxins to the body and put unnecessary stress on the already very hard working liver. Being that they are toxins, they need to be detoxed from the body, which is done primarily through the liver. If you find yourself suffering from aches and pains and using a lot of over the counter pain medications it might be time to look at what is the root cause of the pain.
One thing you can start doing now is increasing your levels of essential fatty acids by increasing your intake of good quality/healthy fats, like coconut oil and decreasing your intake of poor quality fats, like such as vegetable oil (which you can read about here). This will help decrease inflammation in your body, which is a common reason why many people resort to using these pain killers in the first place. If you decrease the inflammation in your body you will hopefully decrease your use/need for painkillers. I also recommend staying hydrated, which will help with over all inflammation too (read more here).
Are you ready to find the root cause of your aches and pains and decrease your dependency on pain killers? It is time to find out why you are getting headaches, why your joints ache or what is causing your chronic pain. If you would like my support, reach out for your free 15 minute nutritional therapy consultation to determine if I how I can help.
Jamey, NTP, CPT
Disclaimer: The information presented here is intended for educational purposes only, and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, nor is it medical advice. Always consult with your physician prior to engaging in any dietary and/or lifestyle changes.