Chronic pain, in all probability, has nothing to do with the original area injured. It has more to do with the sensitization and amplification of pain signalling in the brain, keeping pain signals firing and your pain persisting. Inflammatory processes drive this pain within the brain and are fuelled by inflammatory drivers from the body and the gut microbiome. Dietary modification that includes a high intake of pain modulating polyphenols (plant chemicals), Omega-3’s, Specialised Proresolving Mediators (SPMs derived from Omega-3s) and diversity of dietary fibre is the way to resolve this abnormal pain loop over time. Using powerful drugs may lead to dangerous side-effects and addictions like Opioid addictions that have resulted in countless deaths.
The magic bullets that target Beta-Amyloid (a protein outside nerve cells) or Tau (a protein inside nerve cells) has failed. Other presumed magic bullets are underway. These too will fail if they do not take into consideration the impacts of a bad diet! We know that diets like the Mediterranean Diet (MeDi) or the MIND and DASH diets can all have significant positive impacts on Alzheimer’s Disease to either slow or reverse this process of dementia. The MIND diet has shown a reversal in impaired cognition by 7.5 years, in other words the brain has become 7.5 years younger in cognitive function. However, a good diet needs to start early in life, not when the brain’s immune cells (the Microglial cells) have become highly activated and destructive destroying precious memories. Don’t let Big-Pharma or Big-Food lead the way as their focus is on their bottom line. Your focus needs to be on long term health, and the sooner you change your diet and start a diet-supplementation-exercise program to target the underlying inflammation, the better off you will be long-term with brain health. The Gut Microbiome (Microbiota-Gut-Brain-Axis) is now shaping up to be a vital contributor to Beta-Amyloid formation and neuroinflammation. The Activ8Health focus targets brain inflammation directly and inflammation coming from the gut microbiome.
Many people suffer from bowel problems, whether Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or chronic diarrhoea or constipation, and don’t feel well. So they see one doctor after another who then refer to various specialists in Gastroenterology who do a scope, find nothing, charge a fortune and say “all is fine”, and you are no better off. The problem is that medicine looks for obvious structural issues, not functional problems like dysbiosis, where abnormal gut bacteria may survive in Biofilms to keep on infecting you, thus making life miserable.