Soothe My Pain, Please!
Is this you?
- You wake in the morning, achy and stiff. It takes you hours to get going.
- You live with constant pain that gets in the way of almost everything you do.
- You suffer with headaches that last all day…sometimes for days in a row.
- You have stomach pain, sinus pain, anxiety or depression.
Living with pain of any kind changes your life. It may not look like it from the outside but it effects every decision you make. And often, what feels most frustrating is that you don’t seem to be getting much better.
I get it. I’ve been specializing in treating pain for over 35 years.
I have heard these stories hundreds of times from my patients over the years. And here’s what I’ve found…Pain Relief Works, if you are willing to make simple changes in your lifestyle and get medical treatment when needed.
Today I offer you Three Simple Changes to Soothe Your Pain:
1. Stay Hydrated:
Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Dehydration stops your body from functioning normally. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. The Institute of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic recommends 13 cups of fluid daily for men and 9 cups for women.
2. Create a Sleep Ritual
Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends. Make your room dark. No backlit screens for two hours before bed. Be neither hungry or full.
3. Reduce Your Sugar Intake
Increased insulin levels increase inflammation which increases pain. High amounts of sugar in the diet increases damaged proteins. The body attacks them with inflammatory messengers called cytokines. Depending on where these damaged proteins are and your genetics, cytokines could eventually lead to arthritis, heart disease, poor memory and wrinkled skin.