Health

Natural Pain Killers

Nothing ruins your day like that constant feeling of cramps, a headache or just simply feeling sore. Here are a few natural remedies that can help prevent and heal to let you get on with your day!

Blueberries for Bladder Infection

Cranberries are usually the go-to for bladder infections, but studies show that Blueberries also contain the same properties that inhibit the binding of bacteria to bladder tissue. When bacteria is able to attach to the lining of your bladder it allows it to thrive, but when it’s not able to do so, it simply gets flushed out of your body. 

Tomato Juice for Leg Cramps

Cramping in the muscles occurs due to a buildup of carbohydrates so the key component is eating food that contains potassium. Cramps occur when there is a deficiency of Potassium in your body or through the loss of potassium through exercise. Tomato Juice is key because of it’s potassium properties, but it is also water based which helps flush out waste products from muscle buildup.

Ginger for Chronic Pain

Ginger is known to contain a component called gingerols, which prevents the production of pain-triggering hormones. Daily consumption is known to reduce inflammation and pain relief from exercise.

Fish for Stomach Pain

Several studies have shown that the fatty acids (EPA and DHA) found within fish can greatly reduce inflammation, bloating, and cramping. Interestingly, some studies show that they can provide as much relief as prescribed medicine.“EPA and DHA are powerful, natural, side effect-free anti-inflammatories, that can dramatically improve the function of the entire gastrointestinal tract,” explains biological chemist Barry Sears, Ph.D., president of the Inflammation Research Foundation in Marblehead , MA

References
Daily ginger consumption eases muscle pain by 25 percent, study suggests — ScienceDaily. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100519131130.htm

Mary Anne Roshni Amalaradjou and Kumar Venkitanarayanan (2011). Natural Approaches for Controlling Urinary Tract Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Dr. Peter Tenke (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-757-4, InTech, Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/urinary-tract-infections/natural-approaches-for-controllingurinary- tract-infections

Omega-6 fatty acids | University of Maryland Medical Center. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega6-fatty-acids

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