Inflammation and pain are often the result of trauma or stress, whether it’s chronic or acute in nature. When our bodies are subject to these circumstances, it responds by releasing chemical substances into the bloodstream. These chemicals, once released, cause inflammation, edema, and nerve irritation, resulting in pain. The following dietary nutritional guideline should be followed until inflammation and pain has subsided. Also, when you are injured you’re not burning the same number of calories daily. So cut back or you’ll gain unnecessary weight.
v Decrease your intake of these foods:
Ø Fatty animal meats and canned meats.
Ø All dairy products.
Ø All processed grain products.
Ø Shellfish: lobster, shrimp, crab.
Ø Salt and salty foods.
Ø Alcoholic beverages.
Ø Soft drinks, caffeine and tobacco.
v Increase your intake of these foods:
Ø Good fats: Olive oil, walnut, avocado, flax seed.
Ø Fresh fruits (moderation).
Ø Fresh vegetables.
Ø Lean protein. How much: shoot for pounds body weight x 1gm. (ex: 125lbs x 1 = 125 grams of protein/day) use a good protein powder supplement if needed.
Ø Cold water fish: cod, halibut, salmon.
Ø Water: Half your body weight in ounces.
v Suggested supplements:
Ø Vitamin E (1000IU/day).
Ø Vitamin D3 2000iu/2times a day with food
Ø Vitamin C (1000 mg/3 times a day).
Ø Vitamin B Complex (100 mg/day).
Ø Omega 3 Fatty Acids (fish oil) 1200 – 4000 mg.
§ Flax Seed oil
§ Fish Oil
Ø Curcumin C3 Complex 500mg/3 times a day (without food if tolerated, with food if not) (must contain Black Pepper Extract)
Ø Bromelain 500mg/3 times a day (without food if tolerated, with food if not)
Ø Glucosamine 1500 mg, Chondroitin 1200 mg, MSM 1000 mg