Natural solutions to ease aches, pains

We have all had at times a sore back, sore ankles from bad footwear, neck pain or just all-over body soreness.It can come from the gym, work, maybe a fall a long time ago. There are many reasons why we have the aches and pains we do. We see a doctor and they give us a little pill that at first takes away the pain, so we can move around a little easier but the pain always returns once the pill wears off. Bang, another pill goes down and another, because one is just not doing the job anymore. It's a sad little cycle and, yes, I have been there too. Joint inflammation comes from two main sources: some sort of trauma and, in many cases, through high blood acidity. Blood acidity comes from stress, poor eating habits that are high in carbohydrates and sugar, and poor bowel movements (everything that goes in must come out) What starts to happen when the blood acidity gets too high is that, in a sense, acid starts to rust the joints. As it rusts, ligaments and tendons stiffen up and the movement creates friction and they become inflamed. The joint dries out and everything rubs against each other, and pain and arthritis start to take over our lives. We have good and bad inflammation in our bodies, and the good inflammation helps protect us from harm and helps repair issues. But when we use anti-inflammatories we eliminate both good and bad inflammation which causes long term pain. The key here is first to lower the blood acidity by changing our eating habits and eliminating sugars and carbohydrates. Eat more green food such as broccoli, spinach and green beans. Personally, I use a greens powder first thing in the morning and in the afternoon. It contains barley grass, chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass and many other wonderful natural alkalizing nutrients to help lower blood acidity. Fish oil liquid also has an awesome anti-inflammatory effect. I have used this combination for a few years now and have not needed pharmacy drugs to reduce pain. Along with a Paleo-eating lifestyle, both are conducive to good health. When we address blood acid through diet and correct supplements, most if not all of our pain will go away and we can get back to enjoying life. Benjamin Artz is a personal trainer at Core Fusion Fitness gym in Downey. Follow his daily messages on Facebook at ARTZ FIT by Benjamin Artz.

********** Published: Aug. 22, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 19