Pain is the most common reason why Americans visit their doctors. It’s also a leading cause of disability (including the leading cause of long-term disability).[i]
Costs relating to pain — including health care costs, lost income due to decreased function, and more — are estimated to reach up to $635 billion annually in the United States alone.[ii] It’s a mind-boggling number but one that means nothing for the individual whose life is ruined at the hands of chronic, unrelenting pain.
There’s no way to put a price on a lifetime’s worth of memories lost because you’re in too much pain to leave your bedroom.
For the 1.5 billion people in chronic pain around the world, who live this reality every day, there’s virtually nothing they wouldn’t give to become pain free.
But what if you didn’t have to give anything?
In many cases pain can be relieved using simple and natural (albeit sometimes unconventional) options that nearly always center around making positive lifestyle choices. In fact, by mimicking habits of pain-free people, it just may allow you to heal and become pain free yourself.
7 Habits of Pain-Free People
7. Avoid and Heal Joint Pain
Joint pain occurs when the shock-absorbing, cushioning cartilage in your joints deteriorates with age, allowing your bones to rub together. This is more common as you age, as regular ‘wear-and-tear’ can cause your cartilage to breakdown. So, too, can injuries, repetitive motions (such as swinging a tennis racket) or abnormal postures.
So as you might suspect, joint pain is incredibly common. Pain-free people take steps to avoid this type of pain by first avoiding the most glaring risk factors:
- Engaging in repetitive motions
- Excess weight
- Not strengthening supporting muscles or fixing muscle imbalances (see #2 below)
Next, they make sure to supply their joints with the nutrients needed to rebuild and regenerate cartilage, not only by eating a healthful diet but also by taking natural supplements like Super Joint Formula.
6. Nourish Your Emotional Health
The stress hormone cortisol, which is produced by your adrenal glands in response to stress, is often elevated in people with uncontrolled pain. Stress may also interfere with your body’s ability to regulate inflammation.
Chronic inflammation, of course, is linked to chronic pain. It’s even been shown that inflammation increases proteins involved in nerve cell communication, which may actually “imprint” the painful response into your brain, causing it to mimic pain even after the initial source (such as an injury or surgery) has been resolved.[iii]
The solution is simple. Take time to de-stress, unwind, relax and have fun each and every day.
5. Sleep Well
There is “reason to believe” that the cascade of physiological problems caused by poor sleep may cause or contribute to pain. For instance, lack of sleep is pro-inflammatory, meaning it triggers inflammatory processes in your body that may certainly contribute to joint pain.
Further, it’s been suggested that the disruption to your body’s circadian rhythm (or sleep/wake cycle) caused by lack of sleep may also contribute to aches and pains, possibly due to hormonal fluctuations. If sleep is difficult for you, try adding in Sleepzyme, which is a natural sleep formula that can help you get much-needed rest without any side effects or risk of addiction.
4. Eat Right
The importance of a healthful diet for pain relief is immense. Certain foods are highly inflammatory, which makes sense because inflammation is part of your body’s immune response — and 70 percent of your immune system cells are in your gut. Other foods actually fight inflammation, which means they contain natural substances that may help relieve your pain, naturally.
Foods that are pro-inflammatory include sugar, trans fats, vegetable oils, and foods cooked at high temperatures. On the flipside, you can find 10 anti-inflammatory superfoods here.
If exercise were a pill it would fly off the shelves … but really there’s no way a medication could come close to providing all the healthy benefits that exercise does. In addition to lessening pain (from joint pain, migraines and more) and preserving your functional reserve (i.e. your ability to live independently and carry out day-to-day activities when you get older), here are 48 more reasons to exercise.
Really, just do it.
2. Rebalance Your Muscles
If you have musculoskeletal pain, chances are very high that it is caused by muscle imbalances …
The position and curvature of your spine is determined by the amount of balance in numerous muscle groups including your thighs, hips and torso. When muscle imbalances pull your spine and body out of alignment, the level of stress on certain muscles, bones and joints increases. Even the smallest muscle imbalance can over time pull you out of balance and place tremendous amounts of uneven pressure and wear and tear on your body … especially the vertebrae, discs, spine and its supporting muscles.
If you’ve never addressed your unique muscle imbalances, you should. Check out the Lose the Back Pain System for this, as you’ll first identify the causes of your muscle imbalances, then implement proven strategies to help reduce and manage your pain so you can focus on correcting the dysfunction(s) that are causing it.
1. Boost Your Body’s Proteolytic Enyzmes
Proteolytic enzymes are a type of digestive enzyme that help digest animal proteins. What makes them unique and extremely powerful is that proteolytic enzymes can migrate to other parts of your body, such as your bloodstream, where they literally seek and destroy other protein “danger zones,” like cancer cells’ coatings, scar tissue, hardened proteins and blood vessels packed with fibrin. These powerhouse enzymes work systemically to fight inflammation in your body, making them a key pain-fighter you need in your arsenal.
While proteolytic enzymes are naturally produced in your pancreas, your natural production declines with age; these inflammation-busters become largely depleted as you reach your 30s and beyond.
If you have blood-clotting disorders, chronic fatigue, high cholesterol, obesity or other chronic health ailments or even grey hair, these could be signs that you’re already enzyme deficient.
The solution is remarkably simple: Get Heal-n-Soothe, today’s Most Powerful Proteloytic Enzyme Combination. We’ve combined the incredible systemic enzymes Protease AM, Protease 6.0 and Alkaline Protease … Bromelain and Papain to give you the most powerful pain-fighting effects.
If you’re past your 30s, your supply of proteolytic enzymes is likely not what it used to be; if you’re past 40, there’s a good chance you’re already deficient. If you’re in pain, this could very well be the reason why. So don’t waste another day.