What Is A Prolotherapy Diet?

Ever wondered why prolotherapy offer long lasting results with minimal intervention when compared to traditional medicine? The answer is simple; prolotherapy practitioners strongly believe in stimulating the body’s innate defense and remodeling mechanisms, so your body takes charge and heals from within. As part of the therapeutic exercise, prolotherapy practitioners like Dr. Karen, also advice dietary modification to strengthen your body from within with a natural prolotherapy diet.

WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT PROLOTHERAPY DIET?

Dr. Karen, with her extensive experience and expertise in the field of Family Medicine, advise her patients to adopt an anti-inflammatory diet (or prolotherapy diet) to ease chronic pain and reduce ongoing inflammation.

  1. pH Balance: Consumption of highly acidic foods is known to worsen ongoing tissue inflammation. Reducing the intake of sugars and carbohydrates can decrease your acidic content and improves serum pH. Besides decreasing the intake of acidic foods, it is highly recommended to increase your total water intake, intake of lean proteins and fresh organic vegetables.
  2. Omega rich fats: Omega – 3 fatty acids serve several health benefits such as normalizing serum cholesterol levels and alleviating inflammation. Make sure you increase the intake of omega- 3 fatty acids in your diet, such as seeds, fish, avocado, nuts, and olive oil.
  3. Reduce your intake of processed foods: Processed or packaged foods are high in calories, contain hazardous chemicals and are also high in sugars. The resultant effect of consuming a lot of packaged or processed foods is, a tendency to rapidly shift serum pH levels. Besides, it is also important to understand that processed or packaged foods can also impair your immune functions and impair healing.
  4. Antioxidants:Antioxidants that are found in citrus fruits (Vitamin C) and green leafy vegetables (Vitamin E) can help ward off free radicals or reactive oxygen species that can contribute to disease.
  5. Limit Omega 6- fatty acids: Omega 6 fatty acids are hazardous to your health as these compounds promote the production of inflammatory compounds. Experts recommend limiting the intake of foods like mayo, margarine, cured meats, vegetable oils, salad dressings, and animal fat.
  6. Limit the intake or irritants: This includes a wide range of compounds such as drugs, chemicals, alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages, cigarette smoke and all other forms of irritants that can induce inflammation in your body and delays healing processes. Make sure you are consuming at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day to maintain optimal tissue hydration for cleansing.

If you always feel tired and fatigued or feel that your body takes longer to heal or rejuvenate; schedule an appointment with Dr. Karen to see how she can help you achieve optimal wellness and well-being with mere diet adjustments.

References:

  1. Seaman, D. R. (2012). Anti-inflammatory diet for pain patients. Pract Pain Management, 12(10), 36-46.
  2. Taylor, M. E. (2011). Journal of Prolotherapy Journal of Prolotherapy. Journal of Prolotherapy, 3(3), 709-713.

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