Top 10 Pain-Triggering Foods

Pain-triggering foods - Dr. AxeBy Rachael Link, MS, RD
Have you ever experienced chronic pain that lasts for days, weeks, months or even years? If so, you know just how debilitating it can be. Not only does chronic pain interfere with just about every aspect of daily life, but it can also cause feelings of hopeless and intense frustration.According to a survey published in The Journal of Pain, chronic pain affects an estimated 31 percent of American adults. (1) Unfortunately, too many people turn to pills and creams looking for relief, without ever truly addressing the root of their symptoms.

If you suffer from nagging pain, I believe the real answer to feeling better could be right in front of you — on your plate. A recent 2017 study provides more evidence that your diet and pain are connected. The findings? Nearly a quarter of those with rheumatoid arthritis reported that diet impacted the severity of their symptoms. (2)

So how can what you eat affect your pain levels? And how can you decrease pain without even opening your medicine cabinet? Let’s find out.

How Foods Inflict Pain

To understand how certain foods can trigger pain, you first need to understand inflammation and the role that it plays in diet and disease.

Inflammation is a normal immune response that helps protect the body against injury and infection. When you get a bug bite, for example, you might start to notice a bit of swelling and itchiness as your immune system springs into action.

Some conditions cause the immune system to set off this inflammatory response even when there are no foreign organisms to protect against. This causes the immune cells to attack the normal, healthy cells in the body, resulting in tissue damage and pain.

Certain types of pro-inflammatory proteins also work by directly activating nerve cells, which can both initiate and intensify pain. (3)

Some conditions commonly associated with inflammation and pain include:

So how does food play into all of this? About 70 percent of your immune cells are found right in your digestive tract. (4) Not only that, but your diet can have a powerful effect when it comes to mediating the inflammatory response. Certain foods have been shown to ease inflammation while others can set off symptoms and make inflammation worse.

Strengthening your immune system by taking control of your diet can be an easy and effective way to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

Top 10 Pain-Triggering Foods

1. Dairy

Although most people are born with the ability to digest lactose, the main type of sugar found in cow’s milk, it’s estimated that 75 percent of people around the world lose this ability at some point. (5) Consuming dairy products when you’re living with lactose intolerance may result in symptoms like bloating, abdominal cramps, flatulence or diarrhea.

Research also turned up some conflicting results about the role of dairy in inflammation and chronic pain. One review published in 2012, for instance, suggests that dairy consumption should be limited in those with arthritis to decrease inflammation and alleviate symptoms. (6) Conversely, a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming full-fat dairy foods was not related to inflammation. (7)

Although more studies are needed, switching to a dairy-free diet may be worth a try if you suffer from chronic pain. Case in point: one study showed that switching to a low-fat, planet-based diet significantly decreased symptom severity and inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (8)


Pain triggering foods - Dr. Axe

2. Soy

Soy is commonly found in a wide array of products including tofu, soy milk, soy sauce and vegetarian meat substitutes. Unfermented soy products contain phytic acid, a type of antinutrient that impairs nutrient absorption and irritates the lining of the gut.

This could potentially result in increased intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, a condition that allows particles to pass from the intestines into the blood. Not only can this contribute to inflammation, but it may also cause symptoms like joint pain, nutritional deficiencies, skin rashes and changes in mood.

3. Nightshades

Nightshade vegetables are a group of plants from the Solanaceae family, including tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, chili peppers and bell peppers. While these nutritious veggies are generally healthy and safe for most people, they can trigger a host of adverse symptoms ranging from joint pain to muscle aches and mood swings in people who have a sensitivity.

Unfortunately, current research on nightshade intolerance is extremely limited, and most of the information available is anecdotal. However, testing out an elimination diet may be worthwhile if you think your pain may be worsening after eating nightshades.

4. Gluten

Gluten-free diets generate a lot of buzz, but many people still don’t understand basic gluten facts. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. Besides being hiding out in bread and other wheat products, it also winds up in many salad dressings and deli meats, too.

For those with celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, eating even trace amounts can be a major pain trigger. While more research is still needed, gluten may even cause pain or symptoms in individuals without a sensitivity. Some test-tube and animal studies suggest that gluten may increase inflammation and exacerbate leaky gut syndrome by activating a specific protein involved in intestinal permeability. (91011)

5. Alcohol

While the occasional glass of red wine with your dinner is okay, chronic alcohol consumption may not be so great for your health or your pain levels. Overdoing it can weaken the liver, amp up inflammation and even worsen symptoms of conditions like inflammatory bowel disease. (1213)

If you do want to wind down with a drink at the end of the night, be sure to skip the sugary mixers and high-carb beers. Also, remember to keep it in moderation with less than five drinks a week; no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink a day for women.

6. Meat

Emerging research indicates that limiting your consumption of red and processed meats could be beneficial for your health. Eating more red and processed meats is associated with increased inflammation, which is believed to be a major cause of chronic pain. (141516)

Some types of meat are also high in purines, compounds that can aggravate gout and cause pain. If you suffer from gout, it’s best to limit your consumption of high-purine meat products like seafood, bacon, turkey, veal and organ meats during flare-ups.

7. Sugar

Sugar is linked to an extensive list of deleterious effects on health, from heart disease to cancer. (17) But did you know that your sweet tooth may also be contributing to pain as well?

Some research suggests that a high-sugar diet could cause alterations in your gut microbiome, which could promote inflammation and influence on immune. (18) Loading up on sugar may also increase intestinal permeability, allowing particles to pass through to the bloodstream, triggering leaky gut symptoms, including pain. (19)

8. Processed Foods

Unfortunately, ultra-processed foods make up a pretty substantial portion of the modern diet. One study estimates that processed foods account for a whopping 58 percent of total energy intake in the average American diet. (20) This includes popular items like convenience foods, snack cakes, sodas, juices, potato chips and breakfast cereals.

A diet packed with processed junk could be the culprit behind your chronic pain. A Harvard Medical School study found the traditional Western diet (characterized by a higher intake of red and processed meats, sweets, desserts, French fries and refined grains) was associated with higher levels of inflammatory markers. (21) Other studies show that trans fats, which are frequently found in processed foods, are tied to increased inflammation. (22)

For this reason, minimizing your intake processed foods is consistently recommended to help manage painful conditions like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. (2324)

9. Vegetable Oils

Vegetable oils like corn, safflower, cottonseed and soy oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids, a type of fat that most Americans are eating in excess. While most experts suggest sticking to a 2:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, the typical ratio in the Western diet is closer to 20:1. (25)

Omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory. Some research links excess omega-6s to pain. A study published in The Clinical Journal of Pain associated a diet high in dietary omega-6s with more pain, functional limitations, pain sensitivity and distress in participants with knee pain. (26)

10. Caffeine

Bad news for coffee lovers: if you suffer from frequent, painful headaches, it may be time to cut back a bit on the caffeine. While some studies ID caffeine as a way to ease headaches,  it appears that benefit occurs mostly in people who rarely drink coffee. For chronic caffeine users, it may actually increase the risk. (27)

One study out of South Korea, for example, found that discontinuing caffeine consumption helped treat migraines in 72 percent of participants. (28Caffeine isn’t just found in coffee, though. Other sources of caffeine include chocolate, tea, soft drinks and energy drinks.

How to ID & Deal

If you suffer from chronic pain and think your diet could be at the root of the problem, there are several steps you can take to start on the path towards pain-free living.

Testing is available for certain conditions, such as lactose intolerance, food allergies and celiac disease. These tests are a great way to pinpoint specific problems and identify foods that you should be nixing in your diet.

Unfortunately, detecting other food sensitivities isn’t quite as easy and sometimes requires a bit of detective work. The best way to identify trigger foods is by using an elimination diet.

During an elimination diet, foods are cut out completely and then slowly re-introduced over a period of several weeks to determine which foods may be contributing to symptoms and which foods can be safely added back in.

Remember: while identifying which foods may be causing your symptoms is important, following an overall healthy diet is just as crucial. Even if you feel just fine after polishing off a bag of candy, for example, that doesn’t mean that you should do it. Pairing a diet rich in whole, unprocessed, anti-inflammatory foods with a healthy lifestyle is vital to maximizing health, minimizing inflammation and keeping pain under control.

Final Thoughts on Pain-Triggering Foods

  • Diet, inflammation and pain are all intricately connected and can have a huge influence on your health and pain status.
  • Certain foods may trigger inflammation and pain in certain people, along with other adverse side effects.
  • However, keep in mind that not all foods affect everyone in the same way. You may experience negative symptoms to one or two of these foods; others may not affect you at all.
  • Identifying your trigger foods through medical testing or an elimination diet can be a powerful way to reduce chronic pain and promote better health.

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From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can affect more. Because Leaky Gut is so common, and such an enigma, I’m offering a free webinar on all things leaky gut. Click here to learn more about the webinar.

Joint Pain and Inflammation Help

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We take the freedom of movement for granted, until it becomes limited. The cause of this for many people comes in the form of arthritis, or the inflammation of one or more of your joints. There are two main kinds, osteo and rheumatoid, both of which affect the joint in different ways. Osteo arthritis is when the cartilage between bones wears down, until bone grates on bone. Rheumatoid is little less straightforward, being caused by an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the synovial membrane (a soft tissue that protects joints in the body) and that can lead to bone loss. Whichever you experience, there are natural remedies for arthritis to manage the pain and ease the symptoms.


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1. Turmeric & Ginger Tea
Turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatorys, and will help with oseto and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric in particular has gotten a lot of attention lately. Its active ingredient is something called curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant. In addition, it lowers the levels of 2 enzymes responsible for causing inflammation (which is what we’re often fighting with arthritis.) You can take these in a capsule form or make a nice spicy tea to enjoy daily.

You will need…
-2 cups of water
-1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
-1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
-Honey to taste

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and had ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste, and enjoy twice daily. This yields 2 servings.


Get down and dirty! Magic muti


I have affixed to me the dirt of countless ages. Who am I to disturb history?Pig-Pen

This last summer has been crazy hectic for me. With my daughter getting married and a deadline for my new book looming, not to mention the fact that both my husband and I have our own businesses . . . it’s been intense at our house. I started feeling the pressure and found myself in tears a lot and feeling completely overwhelmed.

donna at boatAfter my daughter’s wedding I set to the task of writing my new book and went to stay on our boat at the lake by myself. Something about water is soothing to me and walking barefoot at the lake calmed that franticness inside of me. It wasn’t too long before I found the words to write flowing out of me like a river. I called my husband to tell him, and with tears streaming down my face and the sun shining brightly off the water, I described to him what I thought was happening. “I found a quietness inside and you know, honey – I am seldom quiet! It feels like peace here, I don’t know what is happening but something changed inside of me and my writer’s block is gone.” Something about being in nature helped me find what I thought I had lost. The book I needed to write was there all along, inside of me. When I came back home, I went barefoot outside every day and dug my toes in the dirt. I sat in my backyard with my dogs and wrote my book nonstop in about a month! Every single page was written outside and it became one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. It was funny because my little dog, Scoby, kept digging holes all around me in the dirt and I kept putting my feet in them. Honestly I didn’t know what had happened to me, but it was one of the easiest things I had ever done and it felt like I had become a different person. Just a few days later I began to understand what was really happening; and lo and behold, bacteria had a part in all of this too. An email blog I subscribe to showed up in my inbox that seemed to explain what was happening to me.

IMG_2075The email blog article was about dirt. In 2007, Christopher Lowry, associate professor in the department of integrative physiology and Center for Neuroscience at University of Colorado at Boulder, and a team of researchers published an article in Neuroscience that had people discovering that dirt was the new Prozac. A bacteria found in soil called Mycobacterium has been found to effect the same neurons as Prozac, offering people a natural lift in mood. They exposed lung cancer patients to this bacteria called Mycobacterium vaccae, found in soil. The patients unexpectedly reported increases in their quality of life, including a brighter mood. The very same thing was happening to me and it was undeniable that the effects were coming from spending time outside in nature. I have known many gardeners who have exclaimed how gardening is their happy place. Which convinces me more that we should grow our own food. It’s good for the body, the mind, and it brings us a quiet peacefulness inside

This wasn’t all I discovered about dirt. It wasn’t a week later that another email came into my box with a video about a new movie coming out called Grounded. I had heard about this thing called grounding (or earthing) but it was kind of crazy sounding so I never really paid attention to it until now.

The surface of the Earth holds health-boosting energy and just as the sun gives you Vitamin D, the ground gives off what they call “electrical nutrition.” All we have to do is touch it to become truly alive. The Earth is an electrical planet, and you are a bio-electrical being living on this electrical planet. Your body functions electrically via the heart and nervous system. Grounding, they say, is kind of like an electrical nutrition that restores and stabilizes all your circuits and reduces inflammation. In the movie, grounding had a huge impact on one man and as he shared his experience with others, it healed his town. It was quite impressive, with fifteen years of research and many stories of healing. It’s finding its way into many lives around the world and it found its way into mine. Just walking barefoot on the ground can accomplish the task of grounding. Digging in a garden, or even swimming in water is grounding too. They are making grounding shoes, grounding sheets, and mattresses that people are using with spectacular results, although I haven’t tried them yet.

knockingSo whether it is the bacteria in the soil, or the electrical currents that pulse through the earth that lifted my spirit and allowed me to write my third book and find peace, I am very grateful. Although, I love the part about bacteria the best! It opened a window of understanding and allowed me to find what I was so desperately needing. I spend an awful lot of time outside now, and with winter coming I was just wondering – how hard would it be for my husband to build me an igloo this winter? As crazy as it sounds, it is also based in a lot of science and microbes seem to get my attention wherever they are. I think it’s a divine plan and one that was meant to be found by me when I needed it the most. I love to discover new things and share them with you, and I am thrilled that shoes are not a necessity any more in my life. Makes me smile. Check out the trailer below, it might make you go play in the dirt, plant a few flowers, or take a walk ~ barefoot.


Watch the trailer for the movie GROUNDED at this link:

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Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb

Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb


by Paul Fassa

(NaturalNews) Lyme disease has been controversial for some years. Many medical practitioners misdiagnose it, while several think that it’s mental. With Lyme disease, there are so many symptoms, so many debilitating, agonizing manifestations, that it’s often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus or a mental issue.

Lyme disease is caused by a spirochetal bacteria of the Borrelia genus. Spirochetes are composed of about 40% DNA and have double-membrane envelopes that make them difficult to trace and kill. They’re apparently able to hide in deep tissue and change shapes to disguise their identities.

They’re somewhat similar to the bacteria behind syphilis, as Lyme disease affects the nervous system and brain also.

Going through the medical system with Lyme disease is like being a ball in an old fashioned pinball game machine. Being on antibiotics forever is risking serious adverse events or at least reducing one’s immunity to invite all sorts of other complications.

All this without a complete cure. But now there is considerable hope with cannabis.

Cannabis Lyme successes

There are two levels of handling Lyme with cannabis: managing symptoms well by smoking marijuana, or completely reversing the disease with cannabis oil. Not many are aware of cannabis oil pioneered by Rick Simpson a few years ago. Rick has said that most of the healing qualities of cannabis are lost in the smoke.

Alexis, diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease, is an example of someone handling symptoms without pharmaceuticals by smoking marijuana. She was on antibiotics long enough for her gastrointestinal tract to be damaged and to be hospitalized with hemorrhagic colitis.

She was taken off antibiotics and put on several strong pain prescriptions that were barely effective while putting her into lower emotional states. Then she tried smoking marijuana.

That routine handled most of her nausea, enabled her to eat well enough to avoid wasting away, helped her sleep better and eased her pain while elevating her mood. She maintains that marijuana has been the best thing for her Lyme disease.

Alexis wrote, “In the hospital, I have needed to have morphine or lorazepam through an IV to accomplish what smoking two grams of cannabis does on the comfort of my couch, in a fraction of the time.” [1] But Alexis is looking for a long-term solution.

Some have discovered that solution using cannabis oil for Lyme disease. Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated substance that’s extracted and reduced from large amounts of cannabis with a good balance of THC and other cannabinoids.

It has become increasingly available in states that allow medical marijuana. But it’s also available “underground” if you search on the internet. This is the stuff that has been curing cancer lately.

Shelly White’s Lyme disease was so debilitating that she had endured at least 10 seizures daily for a year and a half. She began smoking marijuana from a pipe and then switched to inhaling it through a vaporizer. Just from that, her seizures had stopped. Then she decided to go to the next level of using cannabis oil.

After a month of the oil, she was able to return to work and school. At the time of writing her story, she was happy to announce that she could now move out and live on her own and enjoy a normal social life. [2]

An internet radio show called “High Noon” interviewed a couple of Lyme disease victims who had been using cannabis oil successfully, Pamela Baily and Lisa Sikes. Listen via the link at source [3].

“Lymies” should look into cannabis since it handles so many ailments associated with Lyme disease. [4]

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About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at

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Ear Infections – go natural

Action Hero Moms Treat Ear

Infections Naturally


By Joette Calabrese, Classical Homeopath, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

Fry up the bacon. Nurse the baby. Set the yogurt.

Wait…wait – heal an ear infection, too?


Just another day in the life of an Action Hero!

The next time your little one is faced with a painful ear infection, step up and become the family hero. Follow the guidelines below and have the following homeopathic remedies on hand.

Then, take action!

For over 200 years, homeopathic remedies have been shown to alleviate pain and bring healing gently and resolutely….without harsh drugs.

This is the arsenal of champions.

When choosing a remedy for an ear infection, base your remedy choice as closely as you can on the symptoms your child is experiencing. Do this by matching the totality of the symptoms to one of the following remedies. Once you’ve selected the best match, stick with it for up to four doses. As soon as you see improvement (this can often mean the child simply falls asleep or is content again), then stop the remedy. Resume if pain or other symptoms return. This could happen within hours or even a few days.

The remedy may be repeated every 2-3 hours. The determining factor is the intensity of the symptoms. That is, the more painful the symptoms, the more frequently the administration of the remedy. And don’t worry: these remedies are not only effective, but safe even when used frequently.

1) Belladonna 30 …Think of Belladonna for the early stages of an earache when the symptoms come on quickly, with fury, and the child is overwhelmed by the pain. Another good clue is the distinct color associated with Belladonna: red. The exterior of the ear as well as the eardrum may be red.

You may want to purchase your own otoscope if you have enough children and painful ears to justify the expense. I had planned to purchase one with my first child, but because I used homeopathy instead of antibiotics for the first infection he had, I never had to remedy an infection again. That’s how effective these remedies can be.

Homeopathy doesn’t just resolve the infection at hand, but encourages the body to protect from subsequent ones.

2) Pulsatilla 30 … The choice in using this remedy is often based on the child’s demeanor, not only during the infection, but also in times of health. This is the pitiful little child who wants……no…demands, Mom’s attention. If that attention can be obtained, then the pain and overall illness is somewhat
comforted. But oh, if the child can’t get the love she requires, she suffers greatly! I say “she” because more often than not this remedy is suited to girls.

Another fascinating feature of this remedy is that the child who needs it adores ice cream and eating it often causes problems. An ice cream at a birthday party on Saturday can sometimes result in an otitis media on Sunday. Many a parent is impressed with my questions regarding ice cream and exclaims, “How did you know that?”

You just need to know your ear infection remedies and suddenly all the pieces fit together.

3) Chamomilla 30 …Your child’s mood is a huge factor in choosing this remedy, more so than the particular physical symptoms. The child will be extremely irritable, very demanding, and overly sensitive. Sensitivity to pain is extreme and resented.

Most super heroes are uber observant, and that’s what you need to be in order to use homeopathy successfully. So, watch for symptoms of teething.
Chamomilla is the remedy of choice when there’s an ear infection that accompanies teething. The ear pain comes on slowly, but it’s severe and often,
warmth is much appreciated. That is, a warm drink, a warm wrap around the ear, even warm olive oil dripped in the ear. The nose is sometimes watery, but your choice of this remedy will be confirmed more with the mood of the child than his runny nose.

4) Silica 30 … This is a good remedy for ear infections that occur during the later stages of a cold. The child whimpers mildly and is physically weak with fatigue. This may be a matter of course for this child, or only during the illness. When the child needs Silica, the ear pain is intense, but not as extreme as with a Chamomilla child. The pain usually begins at night and starts behind the ear. Noise is particularly irritating even though there’s a stuffed up sensation. Pus may form in the ear and you might see drainage. You might also notice that the nose drains, too.

I wish I had more space in which to give you all the remedies that can be considered for ear infections. But, with these four, I hope I have launched you forward to become the conqueror of family illness.

Get yourself armed for any bad guys that lurk in your world. Then step up and protect your family along with the millions of other supermoms.

Protect the family? You bet! And you did it yourself.

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) is a certified classical homeopath who teaches mothers and others worldwide via phone and SKYPE.
This is an excerpt from Joette’s latest book, “How to Raise a Drug Free Family”, which she’ll be using to teach her first webinar course for mothers. Sign up for her free, bi-monthly newsletter for the latest details and registration information by going to

While you’re there, take advantage of her free tips and homeopathy secrets for moms and grandmoms.

The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The reader is encouraged to make independent inquires and to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare provider.

Natural pain relievers beat drugs


Natural pain relievers beat drugs


by Craig Stellpflug

(NaturalNews) Want your headache gone?

Take two Tylenol in your hand, drink a glass of water, throw the Tylenol away… headache gone. Dutch researchers found the same recovery rate of drug takers versus placebos. It is the water that you drink that does the job. Not the liver-toxic-internal bleeding-hearing loss-impotence-problems-Tylenol. Drinking water and staying hydrated alleviates pain time and time again as dehydration causes histamines to react in areas of pain in the body. One of Big Pharma’s biggest dirty secrets is that most medications are in fact, antihistamines that treat the localized symptoms of pain – but not the cause.

There’s no credible evidence that proves “aspirin therapy” can lower heart attack risk either. In fact, aspirin damages the stomach, causes ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, hemorrhagic strokes and has recently been linked to causing cancer. A study published by the National Cancer Institute found that women who took two or more aspirins a week for more than 20 years had a 58 percent increased risk of pancreatic cancer compared with women who rarely, or never, used aspirin. The risk of pancreatic cancer rose the more aspirins were taken. Women who took 14 or more aspirins a week had an 86 percent increased risk of pancreatic cancer over non-users.

The natural answers for pain

• Water is always the first choice of natural treatment for pain. Drinking two eight ounce glasses of natural spring water or reverse osmosis water can chase away abdominal pain, heartburn, back pain, arthritis pain, colitis, angina and even migraine headaches and more. Water has been reported to prevent and reverse premature aging, cure asthma in a few days, cure hypertension without diuretics or other medications and even help with weight loss effortlessly and naturally, without strict dieting.

• Fish oil reduces inflammation pain. A 2006 survey of arthritis patients found that daily fish oil supplements reduced pain in 60 percent of patients. One study found 59 percent of pain med takers discontinued taking their prescription NSAID medications for pain and 80 percent stated that their joint pain had improved after taking fish oil for one month. The kicker: There were no significant side effects reported with fish oil.

• Vitamin D deficiency was noted in 69 percent of inflammatory joint diseases or connective tissue diseases, 77 percent of soft tissue rheumatism, 62 percent of osteoarthritis, 75 percent of back pain, and 71 percent of osteoporosis. Avoid taking synthetic calciferol and get your vitamin D naturally from the sun or take the natural cholecalciferol D3 form.

Other natural remedies are Meadowsweet and Willow Bark,, Fructo Borate (shown to reduce joint pain in 79 percent of mild to moderate osteoarthritis), Bromelain (reduces pain and swelling, improves joint mobility and promotes tissue repair), cilantro tablets move pain-causing heavy metals out of the tissues while chlorella tablets bind to the metals for removal, Boswellia (works like the current OTR COX-2 inhibitor drugs), coffee enemas (reduce body toxin loads and inflammation), liver cleanses (unburden the liver and gall bladder that are the cause of a lot of mid-back pain), and acupuncture (works by releasing adenosine – a natural painkiller).

Stop treating the symptoms

Would you purposefully cut the wire to your oil warning light to your car engine to keep it from blaring at you? It costs about $6 for a quart of oil and $3,000 or more for an “engine transplant.” There is no big money in selling the customer the quart of oil, but there is a lot of money to be made in the “hospital” (mechanics shop).

There’s a king’s ransom being paid to Big Pharma to do just this with our body’s pain signal system. Big Pharma medications short the body’s system out by treating the symptoms only. Pain is a symptom and not a disease to be “managed.” Find the cause and fix it.

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About the author:
Craig Stellpflug is a Cancer Nutrition Specialist, Lifestyle Coach and Neuro Development Consultant at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. With 17 years of clinical experience working with both brain disorders and cancer, Craig has seen first-hand the devastating effects of vaccines and pharmaceuticals on the human body and has come to the conclusion that a natural lifestyle and natural remedies are the true answers to health and vibrant living. You can find his daily health blog at and his articles and radio show archives at