I want to talk to you today about all natural pain relief. I get asked a lot by people that have pain, you know…”What do you do for your pain?” And, I know a lot about pain because I am an athlete, and I’ve been running nearly my whole life and I have problems with my Achilles that flare up from time to time depending on how much I’m working out.
A couple of years ago when I was training for my marathons I was looking for a way to control my pain without having to take over the counter medications because I don’t like to do it for the simple reason that they’re toxic to your system. And after dozens of attempts, I stick to these 3 foods that really helped me to release my pain.
Top 3 Natural Pain Relief Foods
So here are my top three favorites foods for natural pain relief:
1. White Willow Bark
White willow bark is a natural herbal pain reliever and it’s derived from salicin which is one of the ingredients that aspirin is derived from, the synthetic aspirin. So it works really well, you can buy it in the health food store, and you can take like two to three capsules depending on your level of pain, and you can see if that works for you.
2. Oil Of Oregano
I actually just discovered this recently and I really like it. Oil of oregano is a capsule and you can take these capsules. You take like one to two capsules, or you can rub the oil on the skin where your pain is. You can mix the oil with another agent like olive oil and then rub the two into your skin, and that works really well for pain relief too. Now with oil of oregano, some believe its as powerful as morphine in reducing your pain. So you can try that and see if that works for you.
My favorite food for natural pain relief and which works for me the best is turmeric, the orange spice that you see in a lot of Indian foods. The main component of turmeric is curcumin, and that is what has the powerful anti-inflammatory properties. You can buy turmeric in capsules in the health food store.
What works the best for me (equivalent of taking three ibuprofen) is taking turmeric like this:
I take like a heaping teaspoon, and I mix it in a small amount of water. It’s gross, I mean it’s not super tasty, but you have to stir it up really good and you get like this mustard colored thick liquid. And you just drink it basically, you just down it! DONE! I mean it tastes kind of gritty and kind of sandy, but that’s all it takes and your done! Like one second.
And you’ll find, within 20 minutes, the pain relief from that is superior to anything that I’ve found, and I’ve used all three of these: the white willow, the oil of oregano and the turmeric. Turmeric is my favorite for my pain…for what ails me.
So try these foods for natural pain relief and see what works for you. This is a guest post by Laura, so if you have any questions please send her a message on FitnAss Facebook page. Stay fit!