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Wow, Foods and supplements do matter

Saturday, May 18, 2019

I stay in pain. I have a fussed lower back after 2 surgeries. But I avoid hard pain killers been off hydros for 5 years now. I take ibuprofen, flexeril, and Tylenol on a rotating basis but have found the ibuprofen increases swelling after a few days...my liver can no longer handle it. My go to was steroids from my doctor, always made me feel so much better but the weight gain was depressing.

Well, I've pulled almost all foods known to trigger inflammation from my diet. Added flax, chia, and hemp seeds to my salads. And I take berberine, milk thistle, hawthorne, gymnema, fish oil, ginger, and garlic doses everyday.What a difference it makes.

I missed things for one week trying to move my mom. I allowed the pizza, pop, chips, and no supplements. Forgot my salad, didn't have time for the prep work. At least that is what I toldmtself. Enjoyed those old family favorites and sugar in coffee. What a week of splurging. What a pain!

By the end of the week...pain. Well I guess it is a good reminder of why I started this life style change. The good news is once I started the supplements and salads back my pain decreased rather quickly, thank the Lord.

So it may be time involved or cost for supplements but the relief in body has been well worth it!
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    It's really a tough job staying away from inflammatory foods. I am struggling that in my path to heal cancer. It's a huge issue. So much fast food and store bought processed foods are just loaded with inflammatory (non)foods!!
    139 days ago
    Glad to hear you are eating better and taking supplements that help your inflammation. emoticon

    I found out for myself, sugar and salty items cause inflammation with my OA. So I am not buying sweets and keeping salty items only with portion control....one item is called Nabisco Good thins, the corn one......low in calorie and does not effect any inflammation for me.
    Best of luck to you and hope all your days will be healthy and happy ones. emoticon emoticon
    Irish Ei
    143 days ago
    I sent you a goodie and left a message on your page about gluten free. Plant paradox diet is a good one and the keto one too. I'm working on reducing the carbs, that is so hard to do, but worth it for the body. Glad you're realizing how supplements help. At least you have a good Dr. there, who knows these things too. You don't see that too often.
    By the way you're new on SP and don't realize if you answer someone on your own blog...they will not see it or be notified of it..unless they subscribe to that blog, which most don't. You have to go to their page or send a sparkmail, if the page is private.
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    144 days ago
  • AMEN1976
    I agree it is expensive I'm putting out $85-95 monthly. The only good thing is it limits any snacking...I can't afford them for the supplements.lol Just gotta laugh and keep on walking. Hugs to you.
    144 days ago
    Agree about the foods and supplements. They made a difference for me too. I just wish they didn't cost so much. It's cheaper to take a prescription, but I have reactions to many of those. I'm thankful I can so far afford the supplements. That's great news about being able to lie flat.
    145 days ago
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