Can Chronic Pain come from Food Additives?

Written by Jane Oelke

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Soft drinks have surpassed water asrepparttar number one choice of beverage inrepparttar 136589 United States. Aspartame is notrepparttar 136590 only problem. When you have fibromyalgia or any other autoimmune disease, you need good minerals in your diet to distressrepparttar 136591 immune system, andrepparttar 136592 phosphoric acid inrepparttar 136593 dark soft drinks will rob your body of calcium. The sugar version is not better for you either, since sugar stresses your adrenals, especially when it comes in concentrated doses, like it does in any sugar-laden soft drink.

Also all soft drinks are very acidic, with an average reading of 2 to 3 pH. Acid urine and saliva pH readings are related to immune system stress, and joint and muscle stress. So if you want to have your urine and saliva pH levels stay in balance (inrepparttar 136594 6.4 pH range or higher) avoiding soft drinks is very important. Coffee is another acid drink, along with beer. Green tea isrepparttar 136595 only relatively popular alkalizing drink. Or you can add lemon or lime to your water (without sugar) for flavoring.

Other substances also can cause chronic pain. Fillers, preservatives, food additives and coloring agents in supplements can build up as toxins inrepparttar 136596 tissues. This often makes it harder to lose weight, and can create pain when these toxins are stored in your tissues disrupting your nervous system pain response. This is why it is important to use high quality nutritional supplements without a lot of fillers. Too many overrepparttar 136597 counter vitamins and minerals seem to have more fillers than nutrients onrepparttar 136598 label, and these arerepparttar 136599 ones to avoid.

When choosing foods for your daily diet, or supplements that support your daily diet, look for foods and supplements that do not have fake sugars, preservatives like propylene glycol, and any food colorings. By finding out what chemicals, processed foods, or supplements are causing your pain; you will also be able to see a remarkable difference in just a short period of time.

Jane Oelke, N.D., Ph.D. is a Traditional Naturopath and Doctor of Homeopathy in southwest Michigan. She is the author of “Natural Choices for Fibromyalgia” and “Natural Choices for Attention Deficit Disorder.” She is a professional speaker on natural health topics. She can be contacted at or through her website at

Discount Contacts Are Available Online

Written by Brad Triggs

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