Neuropathy and Chronic Pain Blog
Can it really be this easy? Are there really just 3 pieces of better health? The answer is a resounding yes! Too often, like so many things we tend to make health and even treatment of certain illnesses more complicated than they need to be.
Make no mistake about it. Distrust in conventional health care is at an all time high. And so must be alternative care cautions. The reasons for this are many, but perhaps the biggest fuel for dissent is that anyone with little skill and just a few resources can put up a page, website and appear very convincing, But just because someone presents an alternative to pharmaceuticals or even surgeries doesn’t mean its true.
The consumption of dairy products has always been a highly charged topic in nutrition. Here is the hard truth about dairy. On the one hand, there is a sizable lobby advocating for the U.S. dairy industry. On the other hand, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that regular consumption of dairy products is a pretty bad idea for human beings.
If you’re reading this now, you understand that so much of getting better with neuropathy and chronic pain is a do-it-yourself project.
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Effective neuropathy treatment plans are easier to implement with patients who have good habits and schedules.
On the surface, a statement like that might seem wrong. After all, isn’t eating at the root of weight gain, obesity, and its complications? To a point, yes. This is especially true when we consume far more calories in one sitting then we need, and load our meals with...
The reality is, with healthy daily living you’ll “detoxify” naturally every single day, and keep your weight off!
Maintaining adequate hydration can help you suffer less chronic pain and yes less neuropathy pain too!
Almost invariably when we see a new chronic pain patients in our practice, we discuss health habits and we find more often than not, failure to drink adequate amount of water is almost universal.
So why is that? Why would not drinking enough water tend to cause more widespread pains? There are several reasons and the answers are not complicated.
You see the vast majority of our body is made of water. Blood and all the critical fluids keep us functioning like well-oiled machines.
Our kidneys, brain and all our other vital organs use these fluids to communicate and also perform daily purification’s.
But yet most of us don’t pay nearly enough attention to this key fact.
So rather than going through our days drinking fluids, most especially water that will keep our blood and fluid volumes high, we tend to over consume caffeine and worse yet soft drinks and perhaps even alcohol which depletes our water reserves even further.
If we don’t drink enough water we can suffer an impaired ability of our vital organs like kidneys and liver that help rid our bodies of toxic wastes.
Our toxic wastes can make us stiff sore and uncomfortable.
If you already suffer from neuropathy or chronic pain, becoming even slightly dehydrated will make you feel a whole lot worse.
So how much water do you need to drink? In the absence of kidney or heart disease the proverbial eight glasses a day is about right.
A more accurate consumption is approximately half your body weight in ounces in a 24-hour period. This is not 100 percent accurate but it’s a darn good approximation.
There are of course other factors which may require more or less water consumption.
This of course includes how much you perspire, the outside air temperature, and yes even the humidity.
So for example, if you weigh 200 pounds, you’d be consuming approximately 100 ounces of water during the course of the daily 24-hour period.
That may sound like a lot, but it’s under a gallon in 24 hours.
As always you need to work with your doctors on your own personal medical issues that you may have questions or concerns about.
You may want to ask for the simple blood tests which measure your electrolytes and relative hydration.
Working together maintaining adequate hydration can help you suffer less chronic pain and yes less neuropathy pain too!
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