About 2500 years ago Hippocrates said, ‘Let food be your medicine, your medicine your food’.
Nowadays in the modern World's diet, this quote has more meaning than ever before.
The saying has actually different components within:
First, nature supplies us all the proteins, sugars (carbohydrates), fats, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants that we need in our food. If we had lived in ideal conditions, we could get all the nutrients necessary for our body with our food.
Second, every food and beverage that passes through our throat can benefit us or harm us. Listening to our body to see how food affects us, we can distinguish the troublesome food and act appropriately. This is especially important in modern day chronic diseases and chronic pain. Migraine patients know too well that their headaches can be triggered when they drink red wine or eat fries. Another example is that we can drink a balm or passiflora tea in the evenings to calm down, or we will nor be able to sleep if we drink a late coffee.
A third component in the nutrition knot is processed products. We all know that processed products contain a lot of food additives, but we've only recently discovered that they have harmed us so much. Knowing the effects on our mental health, brain health, intestinal health and metabolism and acting accordingly and not consuming them is one of the most important steps we can take for our health.
The last component is to eat like our ancestors. Not consuming processed products brings us close to feeding like our ancestors who lived in near times. But that's not enough. Another important step that we can take for our health is to be eat the paleo diet by staying away from the foods entered our lives with the agricultural revolution about 10000 years ago. We all here that gluten is harmful but we can't always manage to go gluten free. Also not consuming dairy products is unthinkable for many people. Our bodies keep sending us messages through fatigue, brain fog ad chronic pain. But because we don’t listen, we don’t get the message.
You know Avocado is a miraculous food full of unsaturated fats, minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients and antioxidants. But it also can trigger migraine and fibromyalgia pain by causing histamine secretion. This can be applied to many food items. The information provided in this section will help you see the relationship between food and pain, hopefully making you pain free in the end.