Your food is your medicine
You may have experienced that old back ache spike up
in winter season. This is because cold temperature can
make your muscles, tendon & ligament stiff. This
stiffness creates pressure on the root of nerve of your
back causing nerve pain. Also, there is decreased blood supply due
to vasoconstriction that is narrowing of blood vessels. Low
blood supply to your back further stiffen your
back muscles, tendon & ligament. This means that
majority of backache is not caused due to problem in
your spine. But it is injury to your muscles, tendon &
ligament that gives it support.
This means that you are prone to backache
in winter due to your body response to it.
Don’t worry – your food can be your medicine.
Food can help you to heal naturally.
Let us see which nutrients will help you in your back pain:
1) Vitamin-B6 ( pyridoxine)
- It helps to clear up chronic pain.
- It helps in maintenance of proper
functioning of your nervous system.
- It also promotes nerve repair by
accelerating nerve tissue regeneration.
Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin-B6 are:
- Whole grains
- Raw sprouts
Vitamin B6 is water soluble vitamin. This means that
it is not stored in your body. So, make sure that
you take adequate intake of this vitamin rich food daily.
- It is proteolytic enzyme- a substance that digest proteins.
- It helps by improving blood flow to your painful areas.
- It act as anti-inflammatory agent.
Good natural vegetarian sources of bromelain are:
It is the only vegetarian source which contains bromelain.
- Inadequate level of zinc in your diet
Can cause chronic pain, inflammation & delayed healing.
Zinc is required in very minuet quantity but it is
very important nutrients for your muscles and ligaments.
Natural vegetarian source of zinc are:
- Sesame seeds
Exercise will keep your body warm and helps you
to maintain all your bone, muscles, tendon and ligaments in
healthy condition. It also helps you to increase
blood circulation in your body.
Daily exercise of any kind for one hour is must.
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That’s all for today
See you next Tuesday
With another Tuesday tip
Till then, take care.
Providing simple solution for the complexities of life.
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic physician.