Pain & Diet
This section deals with the topic of pain management through the use of my elimination diet, The G.A.R.D. In this area, I will cover what I have found to be one of the most rewarding aspects of human and veterinary health to treat, that of chronic pain. It has never ceased to amaze me to find what people (and pets) will endure in their travels through time and in the illnesses that they experience. People seem to be able to exist with depression, chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal disturbances, and even life-threatening illnesses.
But, what seems to drag them down most is chronic pain. No one wants to cope with that for very long without some kind of therapy or hope for help. Well, I am here to tell you that there is a tremendous amount that one can do to improve pain tolerance.
Once the reader understands some of the major forces behind epilepsy, the glutamate and aspartate (the neurostimulants), then they will also understand just what it is that is affecting the pain center of the brain, making it overly sensitive. Pain relief may be as easy as dropping that soy supplement or those diet drinks. It has happened many times in my practice. This section will explain these “phenomena” in great detail.
Pain & Diet
Pain, Pain Go Away! – This paper chronicles my triumph over fibromyalgia and joint pain through dietary changes. Once you see what was eliminated and why, you should have a much better understanding of what could be driving your pain through lowering your normal threshold. Some of these you are familiar with, others may surprise you.
The G.A.R.D. Made Simple – You will want to read this, either after you read Pain, Pain Go Away or before. It contains the nuts and bolts of how the elimination diet works to help control chronic pain and even seizures. It should be easy for you to see how seizures, pain, insomnia, ADHD, and some neurodegenerative diseases are related once you understand the cascade of events that follows the damage done to the intestinal tract by the “big 4” foods as well as the variety of potentially harmful components found in those same foods.
Food to Avoid, Foods to Enjoy – In this section, I will try to make it clear which foods should be avoided when coping with the “excitotoxin”-related disorders such as epilepsy, insomnia, ADHD, chronic pain (e.g. fibromyalgia), and neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and more. Autistic patients should benefit from these dietary guidelines as well, especially the avoidance of the gluten grains, soy, and dairy products. Please check out the autism, ADHD, and food addiction parts of the Appetizers section.You can also read my paper “What in the World Do I Eat???” for more ideas and explanations.
More to come…