An article on pain control that's interesting.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DDD, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I know some of our CD family members take pain medications regularly and still have pain. There is a column in our local paper written by a Pharmacist and today it is about "nightshade" foods. I know nothing about this subject but in hopes it might help someone I'm sharing the info as I understand it. According to her certain foods are known to ignite pain in muscles, joints and nerves. She suggests going three months avoiding the following common foods to perhaps reduce pain.

    Foods: Tomatoes, White Potatoes, Eggplant, all peppers, Tabasco sauce, Paprika, goji berries, gooseberries, ground cherries, huckleberries, salsa...and cigarettes. She has a web site www.DearPharmacist.com with details. I've been blessed so far but I always feel badly for those who live with pain. Maybe this will be of help to someone. DDD
     
  2. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Hmmm...

    So basically, anything that would upset one's stomache will also cause pain throughout the body. Interesting...
     
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Thanks DDD, I will read it with interest! I'm not a nightshade food eating person (HATE raw tomatoes and eggplant, ew!) but I do eat the other things and cooked tomatoes. I recently started putting dried cherries in my morning yogurt because they are supposed to help with inflammation, fingers crossed. And I always eat peppers and salsa and tabasco on everything. Here's hoping I learn something!
     
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Lol, Daisy...except white potatoes??? DDD
     
  5. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Yeah, that's a puzzler...

    Although the leaves of the potato plant are toxic. Maybe there's a small bit of toxin in the potatoes themselves?
     
  6. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    I've heard of this before. Maybe it's why I'm not in constant pain? I don't eat most of those foods.

    The challenge is... go too far overboard, and you lose on another front. Peppers, especially cayenne, are really good for the heart and circulation.
     
  7. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Whatever it is...sweet potatoes and yams are good and white are bad. Very interesting. Lol. DDD
     
  8. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    DDD. I went to her site, searched like crazy and can't find that article!
     
  9. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I dug the newspaper article out of the trash, lol, and found it on the newspaper site. Want me to "try" to email it to you?
    If it doesn't work, or if you would prefer, I can PM the info and see if you can pull it up directly on your computer. DDD
     
  10. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Yeah! DDD
     
  11. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Interesting...they use cayenne in all those topical creams. I dont use any type of hot peppers or salsa at all. I do eat tomatoes and potatoes. No dried cherries or most of the others stuff except my cigs. I could easily give up everything but my cigs.
     
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