Fight pain... with FOOD!
LESS pain... just by eating MORE of the foods you already love?
That might sound like a holiday miracle, especially if you're suffering from the relentless agony of rheumatoid arthritis.
But a new report finds it's 100 percent true.
Certain foods can chase away the pain and help you feel better than you have in years, maybe even as good as you did before your joints started falling apart from this debilitating disease.
The new study identifies 33 powerful inflammation-fighting foods that can help bring long-term pain relief to RA patients -- and when I say "relief," I don't just mean that these foods will help in some small way.
They could change your life, easing pain so effectively that the study finds they can work as well as meds... but with NONE of the risks and side effects.
Start with some of your favorite fruits: grapes, blueberries, pomegranate, grapefruits, mangos, bananas, peaches, apples, and even some dried plums.
You like those, right? You'll like them even more when they ease your aching joints!
Next, add some spice to your meals, specifically ginger and turmeric. They not only taste great... but they're so good at blocking inflammation that many people even rely on them as pain-fighting supplements.
And don't forget to take your fish oil, as omega-3 fatty acids are also proven painkillers.
The study also suggests a few grains, but I think that's a mistake, as too many people are sensitive to them. They can make the RA worse in some folks (and of course, they can also raise blood sugar).
Stick to the fruits, herbs, and vegetables, and eat a diet low in red meats and processed foods. Cook with olive oil and enjoy green tea -- both of which also made the cut on the new list -- and you can expect real and lasting relief.
If these basics sound a little familiar, it's because they also form the core of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet you've read so much about here in House Calls.
And if you haven't made the switch yet... and you're suffering from rheumatoid... here's your golden ticket to give it a shot.
Along with fighting rheumatoid, the nutrients in these foods can also fight other forms of pain caused by inflammation -- including pain in the back, neck, and muscles.
And of course, making the switch to this healthy lifestyle will do something else.
It can protect your heart, slashing your risk of heart attack and stroke and adding years to your life.
Need a little more help overcoming rheumatoid or any other form of pain? I'm here for you! Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine. I'm also available for advice by phone.
Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation. And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook!