I’ve got 2 great articles for you today that I’m sure you are going to find very
interesting and hopefully also very helpful.
First, did you know that chronic pain shrinks the brain?
Yep, it’s true and that’s what the first article is about. And I don’t know about
you, but I can’t afford any loss of brain 🙂
And the second article talks about how you can use nutrition to help eliminate
your pain – or keep it, depending upon the choices you make.
But before we jump into these articles I wanted let you know that we just released
a brand new product called “The Fibromyalgia Fix” and you can check it out here:
And right now you can grab a free copy of the book “Why We Hurt” by Dr. Greg Fors
when you purchase “The Fibromyalgia Fix” so if you or anyone you know sufferers
from fibromyalgia you (or they) have got to get your hands on this new program.
Ok, so now let’s dig into the articles I was telling you about…
Chronic Back Pain Limits Brain Power
—————————————————-You don’t need to be a scientist to know that chronic back pain can have a negative
impact on your life, often bringing with it anxiety and depression. It can affect your
ability to work, sleep, and perform other daily activities.Until recently, it has been assumed that whatever changes occurred in the brain as
a result of chronic back pain were only temporary and that the brain would revert to
a normal state once the pain stopped.Recent findings by researchers from Northwestern University have turned this
assumption on its head. What they found was that chronic back pain – defined as
pain lasting six months or longer – can cause significant and long-lasting damage
to the brain, aging it up to 20 times faster than normal.
In fact, chronic back pain actually shrinks the gray matter of the brain – the part
responsible for memory and information processing – by as much as 11 percent each
year. In contrast, normal aging of the brain results in just a 0.5 percent loss of gray
matter a year.
Get the rest of this story here:
Can Proper Nutrition and Supplementation Eliminate Your Pain?
Anyone looking to achieve optimal health has to consider nutrition as the single most
important ingredient for success. In a perfect world, all of our nutrition should come
from the food we eat. Supplementation should not even be an issue.
In the real world, however, most of the foods we eat are riddled with fertilizers,
herbicides, pesticides, and hormones – not to mention that they are often hydrated
with polluted water. In addition, an ever-growing percentage of our food comes from
other countries, which don’t always have the best inspection track record.
And if all that weren’t bad enough, the natural nutrient value of the soil that produces
these foods has also been diminishing over the years, a trend that will only continue.
This is why it’s necessary for us to take a hard look at our diets and make a decision
about whether we may need supplements.
As you can see, proper nutrition nowadays is not that easy; it does take some time to
educate yourself. By proper nutrition, I mean eating clean and safe foods that have
the nutrients your body requires to get and stay healthy.
Recipe for relief
Your two main purposes for eating a healthy diet and taking supplements are to give
your body what it needs to heal itself and to minimize the level of inflammation that is
in your body. The inflammation is what is causing your pain.
Drugs that fight pain do little, if anything, to help the body heal itself. In fact, some of
these drugs can have severe negative side effects, so please consider eating right as
If you are suffering from any type of back, neck or sciatic pain, I have a recipe for relief.
Read the rest of this article here:
By the way, keep your eyes peeled for a bunch of new articles, audios and videos
from the crew here at the Healthy Back Institute.
Have a great weekend!
Written By: Updated: May 26,2008