Life in today's hectic society is going more and more in the direction of fast foods, sugar in all sorts of foods you would never think should be there, trans fatty acids, preservatives and pesticides, which we consume in large amounts every year. We even go so far as to invent foods, such as artificial sugars which your body may or may not recognize as actual food.
We are bombarded with hormones in most of our meats and dairy products. There is mounting evidence that many girls are maturing physically at a much younger age because of this.
With all this going on, it's no wonder that our immune systems are on overload and physical ailments are growing in leaps and bounds. Pain in some cases, is what some people's lives revolve around.
Lets look at pain. It is your signal that injury, disease or too much strain has occurred on the body. Without it you wouldn't know that something needs to be addressed. Even mild pain can limit your activities, which in turn can lead to a loss of strength, endurance and flexability.
Chronic pain can be on and off or be consistent. If you are like most people, you'll reach for over the counter drugs or prescription drugs. This is what the drug companies would love for you to do.
If you suffer from pain there are many more options for you to explore than drugs or surgery. With vitamins, minerals and herbs lacking in our daily foods, you may want to consider a nutritionist to assist in establishing healthy diet and exercise program. Supplements, and organic foods, may improve your immune system's ability to repair the body and should reduce pain.
There are also other natural remedies that can enhance your nutritional handling such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or yoga.
I hope this helps.
Wilhelmina Jones is a freelance writer who was diagnosed with Lupus nearly 15 years ago. Though symptoms were severe at that time, through the use of diet and supplements for maintaining health and pain relief, she has remained symptom free ever since.