Natural Painkillers in your kitchen
– pineapple, fish, water, oats, coffee –
This is the second part of the 20 painkillers for your kitchen. In this blog we will see what pineapple, fish, water, oats and coffee are good for other than being tasty meals.
Read the first part here to learn about ginger, cloves, peppermint, honey, tomato juice and how they help with muscle and joint pain, toothaches, sore muscles or mouth sores
I write these series of natural painkillers to maybe help you live a healthier life by reducing the chemicals in your body. Whether we are at home surrounded by plastic and metal or outdoor in engine fumes, we are constantly bombarded with chemicals. So let’s try at least to avoid ingesting chemicals directly. We cannot control everything but let’s control what we can.
Pineapple may prevent digestive upsets with. Researchers at California ’s Stanford University say that one cup of fresh pineapple daily can cut painful bloating within 72 hours.
This happens thanks to the proteolytic enzymes naturally found in pineappl, which helps speed the breakdown of pain-causing proteins in the stomach and small intestine, say USDA researchers.
Fish seems to help with tummy troubles such as Indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases.
According to repeated studies fatty acids in fish, called EPA and DHA, can significantly reduce intestinal inflammation, cramping and belly pain as well as provide as much relief as corticosteroids and other prescription meds.
According to biological chemist Barry Sears, Ph.D., president of the Inflammation Research Foundation in Marblehead , MA “EPA and DHA are powerful, natural, side effect-free anti-inflammatories, that can dramatically improve the function of the entire gastrointestinal tract,”.
Look for oily fish like salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, trout and herring.
We all know about water and its effects on our health. But did you know your can wash away pain injuries with it?
We are literally made our of water, around 85-90% according to some studies. So whether it’s your feet, your knees or your shoulders that are throbbing, experts at New York ’s Manhattan College , say you could kick-start your recovery in one week by drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. The reason this happens is because water dilutes, and then helps flush out, histamine, a pain-triggering compound produced by injured tissues.
“Plus water is a key building block of the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones, your joints’ lubricating fluid, and the soft discs in your spine,” adds Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., author of the book, The Good Mood Diet. “And when these tissues are well-hydrated, they can move and glide over each other without causing pain.”
This is a great idea to know for women. End endometrial pain with oats. Sooth endometriosis pain could be a daily bowl of oatmeal. Endometriosis occurs when little bits of the uterine lining detach and grow outside of the uterus.
According to experts these migrating cells can turn menstruation into a misery. They cause so much inflammation that they trigger severe cramping during your period.
Scientists say opting for a diet rich in oats can help reduce endometrial pain for up to 60 percent of women within six months.
The reason behind this is because oats don’t contain gluten, a trouble-making protein that triggers inflammation for many women, making endometriosis difficult to bear, according to Peter Green, M.D., professor of medicine at Colombia University .
Coffee, under sensible amounts, can help cure migraines. I haven’t tried it myself but try taking your painkiller with coffee.
Whatever over-the-counter pain med you prefer, researchers at the National Headache Foundation say washing it down with a strong 12 ounce cup of coffee will boost the effectiveness of your medication by 40% or more. Experts say caffeine stimulates the stomach lining to absorb painkillers more quickly and more effectively.
Not sure how this works or it’s consequences. If you try it let me know how it goes.
Read the first part here to learn about ginger, cloves, peppermint, honey and tomato juice
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