Foods that Bring Relief For
Foods that Bring Relief For Common Ailments. Many ailments
can be cured by food instead of relieved by medications. Food
as you may know, contains vitamins, minerals and other
nutrients that have natural properties to affect the body
systems in various ways that when a match is made between
ailment and the properties of the food, relief can be
Understanding the connection between food and the response
our body has to particular types of food can bring relief for
pain, cramps, fatigue, being cranky and irritable, bad breath,
heartburn, gas and constipation, just to name a few
Headaches Migraines Eating fatty fish
such as salmon, contain long-chain omega-3 fatty acids that can
lower the prostaglandins (hormone-like chemicals) that are able
to induce inflammation and the pain experienced by migrain
sufferers. A study conducted by a professor of Brown
University, Zeev Harel, M.D., found that teens who took 1.25
grams of fish oil daily for a period of 2 months had few
headaches, and those they did have were less severe and did not
last as long as they usually would have prior to taking fish
Foods that relieve pain Berries may help to
slow down the joint wear that you body experiences as it ages.
Berries are high in vitamin C. Good berries to select are
blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. The Boston
University Medical Center did a study of arthritis sufferers
and their vitamin C intake.
They found that those who had consumed foods that had more
vitamin C than others experienced less strain and injuries to
their joints. It is also a known fact that vitamin C plays a
crucial role in the formation of collagen. Collagen is needed
for cartilage and bone formation.
So eat your berries to decrease your risk for pain. To boost
the chance of having enough vitamin C in your food choices you
should strive for 120 milligrams each day. You will get that
much in 2 oranges. Other foods besides berries and oranges that
are rich in vitamin C are broccoli and cantaloupes.
Heartburn, Gas & Constipation Who
hasn't suffered from heartburn? The lower esophageal sphincter
(LES) is the valve that is supposed to keep stomach acid from
backing up into your esophagus. When it does it causes that
burning sensation you feel in your upper chest and throat
Quick Reflexology Fact
A few of the most common reasons for conventional medical treatment today are ear infections, constipation, colic and bed-wetting. Reflexology has been shown to dramatically improve these problems, and many more in children. In fact, research has actually shown that children with cerebral palsy who received reflexology work actually had increased growth rate over the kids who did not receive therapy.
Use ginger when preparing foods because ginger, according to
naturopathic physician and associate professor of Bastyr
University in Seattle may help to strengthen the LES. Gas can
get stuck in our gastrointestinal tract and peppermint and
fennel seeds can help to relax bowel muscles. To be effective
it would take about 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds (eaten after a
meal) or one cup of your favorite peppermint tea. Who hasn't
ever felt the effects of constipation?
Most of us know that we should eat foods that
contain fiber to help us stay regular. Some fiber-rich foods
are apples and pears. It also helps to drink plenty of cold
water. If you hate drinking water, it also helps to eat foods
that have a high water content, like grapes, melons, pears, and
tomatoes. A good amount of daily fiber to shoot for is
approximately 20 to 35 grams daily.
Certain foods aid the liver and help to
clear up the acne seen on our skin.
One vitamin that is good for clearing up
skin problems like acne are beta-carotenes or
Foods such as apricots, yams, cantaloupe,
carrots, spinach, kale and parsley are good
sources of vitamin A.
If you are not presently getting enough fiber,
than it is wise to increase the amount you eat of fiber-rich
foods slowly as going from not enough fiber to too much too
fast can cause you to experience stomach discomfort. Water is
very important when you are increasing fiber content. Take what
you normally consume in water and add 2 glasses to that amount
(during the time you are increasing your fiber).