Greener, Healthier Choices For Coping With Aches And Pains
Are you suffering from a pain? This could be chronic, ongoing pain or an acute pain that is likely to last at least a couple of weeks. Regardless of the type of pain that you are experiencing, it’s important to make sure that you are handling it in the best way possible.
You might think that the right answer is to get some meds from a doctor. However, this may not be the case. Some research suggests that medication may not be as helpful as they seem. They can become addictive and the residue of these meds in waste can pollute the water systems. So much medication comes in plastic bottles or blister packs too, which can be difficult to recycle. So, what are some greener ways to cope with your pain? Here are some ideas.
Drink More Water
You need to aim to drink about one and a half to two litres of water each day. The benefit of drinking this much water is that it is going to act as a natural detox for your body. If your body holds on to toxins, these can be inflammatory and cause pain. Try starting your day with a glass of room temperature or warm water, with the juice of half a lemon in it to kick start your detoxification process.
You might think that surgery is going to be your best option for dealing with issues that are causing you pain. However, don’t be so sure. There have been numerous cases where hernia mesh procedures have resulted in lawsuits because they have made the problem worse for the patient. You can read more about this online.
Obviously there are times when surgery is absolutely necessary, but it’s worth researching and getting a second opinion. One surgeon has even written a book about how the placebo effect of surgery might be which it is so effective, rather than the surgery itself!
You might also want to think about changing your diet if you are experiencing pain. Believe it not, the right diet and foods can help your body fight issues like this. Similarly it’s possible that there are things in your diet that are currently making the problem far worse than it needs to be. For example, many people with arthritis feel better when eliminating the nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers).
Finally, if you are struggling with pain in your life, then you could also consider exploring physical therapy as an option. Sometimes, taking steps to loosen your joints and muscles is all you need to do to gain the right level of relief.
We hope this helps you understand some of the steps that you can take to cope more effectively with the pain that you might be experiencing in your life. If you explore the best options here, then you could be feeling far better in no time without needing to worry about adding to your carbon footprint.