The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Natural Pain Relief Connection
You know the feeling–the weather cools down, your joints flare up, and your usual comfort foods aren’t comforting. What’s with the bloating and pain? The solution might surprise you: by cleaning up your diet and lifestyle and implementing natural medicine with regenerative therapies, your body will thank you with an abundance of health.
What is an anti-inflammatory diet?
An anti-inflammatory diet obstructs inflammation in the body. By eating a wide range of whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, minimally processed whole grains, tea, fish, and spices, your body will be less inflamed. Inflammation is commonly associated with pain and is often seen as bad, but it’s a healthy response by the immune system. Foods that are fatty or highly processed cause short term effects such as lethargy and bloating, and long term effects as well like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Inflammation becomes a problem when it accompanies other symptoms or becomes worse. Luckily, an anti-inflammatory diet can help chronic pain, especially when paired with natural medicine.
Battling inflammation naturally
The standard American Diet is littered with saturated fats, highly processed foods, and ingredients that are difficult to pronounce (and digest!) because they were made in a lab. Do you wake up feeling refreshed, only to find yourself sluggish and with an upset stomach after breakfast? The culprit could be your diet. Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods is great for fighting inflammation because they provide antioxidants, prebiotics, probiotics, omega 3 fatty acids, and other essential nutrients.
Other foods to incorporate are:
- Chia seeds, and much more
Our bodies work hard to keep us healthy. The occasional sugary treat is okay, but too much may trigger an inflammatory response. This causes a domino effect that can turn into a chronic condition. Chronic pain creeps up on you and is life changing, but can be remedied and stopped in its tracks with natural medicine.
What is natural medicine?
Did you know that your body has the natural ability to heal itself? Think about a time when you rolled your ankle. You stumbled, felt a shock of pain, and within minutes it swelled up to the size of a golf ball. The throbbing and aching is your body’s response to trauma, beginning the healing process. After a few days the swelling passes but your body is still hard at work getting everything back to normal. And with additional treatment such as regenerative therapies, your ankle is pain-free with no signs that there was ever an injury.
Natural medicine has a deep and rich history within world cultures: by combining the wisdom passed throughout generations with modern science, an abundance of health is achieved. By stimulating your body’s ability to heal itself, several conditions can be treated, from chronic pain, acute injuries, and other ailments. At MedLink Health Solutions, we treat chronic conditions and inflammation whether it’s caused by injury, inflammatory foods, or a combination of both, such as:
- Chronic joint pain
- Sprains and strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ligament tears, and more
The healing power of nature
Our bodies are incredibly intelligent and resilient. When something is amiss, our immune system fires up. Sometimes though that isn’t enough, and we need additional help to become pain-free. Regenerative medicine is a great tool for assisting your body to not only be free of pain, but also to prevent future conditions.
Regenerative medicine involves a number of therapies. At MedLink Health Solutions we utilize regenerative joint therapy, ozone therapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), amniotic liquid allografts, and ultrasound technology to get to the source of your pain and treat it. Even if you’re not feeling under the weather, treatments such as ozone therapy can boost your immune system so you can beat the winter flu. For more information on ozone therapy and its incredible benefits, click here to visit our ozone therapy page.
Regenerative therapies for chronic pain
So what exactly are regenerative therapies? They are therapies that use natural growth factors and proteins to assist your body in repairing itself. They are commonly used to repair damaged soft tissues due to age, injury, and disease but are also used as preventative medicine to avoid future injuries. By keeping the joints healthy, they function better than they normally would thus reducing the risk for inflammation.
There are a multitude of benefits of regenerative medicine, including:
- Faster recovery time
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- Improved joint function
- Minimally invasive therapy, and more
The anti-inflammatory diet and natural pain relief connection
Pain and inflammation come in several forms including disease, acute injury, and chronic pain, and can be throbbing, aching, stabby, or dull. At MedLink Health Solutions, we serve as your guide to living a life that’s pain-free, naturally. It can be difficult to pinpoint the type of pain you have or what has caused it, but our comprehensive approach gets to the root of the source.
Your appointment at MedLink Health Solutions isn’t like any experience you’ve had with other clinics. Rather than being rushed, we take our time and evaluate you from the inside out: your physical symptoms, mental state, complete health history, diet, lifestyle, and more. This thorough analysis allows us to discern why your symptoms have formed and what has caused them so we can create your customized treatment plan with the proper solutions.
In addition to understanding your unique symptoms and diagnosis, we provide nutritional guidance. Even the strictest regimen will leave gaps in your diet that can’t be filled with food alone. Historically humans have followed a seasonal diet but the last century has made it difficult due to population booms and industrialization that diminishes the quality of soil. Our clinic provides an array of top quality supplements that pair with your treatment plan so you can achieve optimal health and keep inflammation at bay. A balanced diet free of inflammation-inducing foods utilized with regenerative therapies is a great recipe for excellent health.
Regenerative medicine for natural pain relief
Regenerative medicine is a beautiful tool for optimizing your health. With regenerative joint therapy injections your tissues and cells are stimulated to begin repairing the damaged soft tissues to reduce pain and inflammation. And instead of guessing where the pain is or looking at a still image like an x-ray or MRI, we use advanced ultrasound technology to see your body moving in real time to get the source of the pain for the injection. For more information about naturopathic and regenerative medicine, click here to check out our previous blog.
Feel the MedLink difference
As soon as you walk through the MedLink doors, your mind is put at ease with the calming energy of our staff. We’re the opposite of every doctor’s office you’ve visited with our patient-centered approach. By making you the focus, we bring hospitality to healthcare. We explain every step of the process and answer your questions with compassion and understanding. Going to the doctor doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Our patients frequently tell us that they look forward to their treatment because they feel right at home. If you’re suffering from pain, inflammation, or are looking to improve your health, reach out to us today and book your consultation.