Foods to Avoid
Number one is going to be processed carbohydrates. So those are things like bread and pasta and things that are specially made with white flour. Why? Because they’re going to adversely affect your blood sugar, 40% of all peripheral neuropathy is caused by blood sugar abnormalities. So watch those process carbs. Next, sugar, cakes, snacks, sodas, sweetened drinks, and those kinds of things are doubly effective at destroying our blood sugar, thus creating the damage that causes peripheral neuropathy. And, 40% of all peripheral neuropathy is typically caused by blood sugar issues. It’s not all of it but gosh, a really high number so you do want to make sure that you’re on top of that, whether you have diabetes or not. The next one we’re going to talk about and this sometimes can get a little controversial, and that saturated fat, high saturated fats have been shown to be highly inflammatory but there’s new research that shows that a lot of inflammation happens when you combine that high saturated fat with high carbohydrate. So, if we think about things that are high in fat, like let’s just go back to that piece of cake, you have the frosting that has sugar and fat, you have the cake that is high in sugar, you combine those two things, it creates an issue or we have a sandwich something that’s very high. And if you have known a lot of meat and that sandwich. Let’s say a hamburger, you have high saturated fat. But then you also have high carbohydrate with the bread that’s where you put those two things together, it becomes even more inflammatory.
What Kind of Foods that You Can Eat
Number one, just think about keeping things in as natural of a state as possible. So things like grass-fed meat, fresh fruit, fresh or frozen vegetables, and wild-caught fish. There’s a big difference between farm-raised and wild-caught the amount of omega-three fatty acids that we might be talking about later today so stay tuned. It’s a lot higher when the fish is caught wild. So when you’re in the store, it’s probably going to be frozen. Some of the farmed fish you’ll see in it looks kind of nice because a lot of times it looks like it’s fresh. However, it’s from a farm, and farm fish has a lot more omega six compared to omega three and omega six is more inflammatory than omega three, you want to make sure you’re sticking with wild-caught fish over fish that are farmed. And the reason why we talk about these particular foods and how they can help you is so the wild-caught fish, the grass-fed meat, the fresh and frozen vegetables, those kinds of things. The reason why is because these foods are nutrient-dense, and they’re going to provide very high levels of nutrients per calorie. It’s one of the reasons why when you eat junk that’s not nutrient-dense. You’re going to eat where you can eat more and more and more. Because there are very few nutrients. That bag of Lay’s where it says Lay’s You can’t eat just one. It’s true because there are so few nutrients, but lots and lots of calories. So we eat a lot. We’re less healthy, we gained a lot of weight because we’re not getting a lot of nutrients for all those calories.
Supplements to Take
Omega-three fatty acids are neuroprotective, and they’re anti-inflammatory. So, inside fish oil, you have two pretty active ingredients. Your EPA, and your DHA. The EPA is anti-inflammatory and helps people with arthritis. It’s pretty fantastic but the DHA are some of the raw materials that help the brain that help neural tissue and so you get both benefits from something like omega-three fatty acids found in things like fish oil flaxseed oil. Next B12, Vitamin B12 deficiency has been shown to lead to nerve damage. Acetyl L Carnitine, found in cod chicken asparagus, also has neuroprotective effects. It’s been shown that vitamin B6 helps to preserve the protective coatings for nerve cells, the myelin sheath. That’s what helps the signal to travel faster: vitamin B6 helps that protective covering Curcumin found in turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Next, Alpha Lipoic Acid. Research has shown a connection between ALA intake and a reduction in neuropathy symptoms after three months.
3 Different Things to Make Amazing Changes in Someone’s Peripheral Neuropathy
So there you have it, we talked about foods to avoid. We’ve talked about foods to eat. And we have talked about supplements that you can take that can help you with Peripheral Neuropathy. So I challenge you today to one get started, try these things and see how you feel. There’s nothing that you’re going to do that’s going to change how you’re feeling today or tomorrow. But if you start these healthy habits over time, you’re going to see a change in your health. Now, a lot of times, people who are dealing with severe conditions like peripheral neuropathy need a little bit more help than simply a dietary change. And so we have a program here in our office that combines three different things fuel, blood flow, and activation. And when we put those pieces together, we can make amazing changes in someone’s peripheral neuropathy. So I challenge you today, schedule an appointment in our office so you can find out more about how we can help you with your peripheral neuropathy.