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Sugar and Pain
I have found over the past few years food with sugar gives me cramps, not the tinglings in the toes but cramp where all the muscles lock up in my legs and cannot move cramp.
The pain is chronic to say the least meaning there is no way I can stand-up to try and alleviate the pain. No Way is not an option, I have to stand up and this is so painful it makes me scream and cry out loud as I cannot bend my legs or muscles they are locked in a spasm.
What Causes This To Happen?
If I have a soda/soft drink just one no more, I know I will be suffering during the night. Even cartons of “Fresh Fruit Juice” ouch there we go again.
The worst is sometimes, you know it I love desserts and I can make my own without sugar using Honey or Cinnamon to sweeten it. I see one of those all tempting chocolate desserts, I had to treat myself. “These are not treats” they are poison for the body if you are like me.
The ones with cream and ice cream to make it more tempting, well I succumbed the other day and it definitely is the last. Agony that night the most difficult spasms or cramps I had to get out of. I cried a lot and screamed in pain. Lessons can be hard can’t they.
What do I do to alleviate the pain?
I drink a short drink made from 1 tspn Ginger Powder and Water as soon as possible which means getting to the kitchen to do so. Usually in a most crippling manner not being able to walk as the muscles spasm. Also I make a Ginger Massage Rub with any cooking oil. Massage my legs myself and this works very well too. It is a case of just grab the ingredients and work as quickly as possible.
Then I force myself to walk up, down and around my home and within minutes after taking the Ginger the pain disappears. I continue to walk around until I feel my legs are back to normal. If I stop the walking too soon, my legs will cease-up again very quickly.
I also do a stretching exercise, where I face the wall and stretch as far as I can up the wall gently stretching all my muscles in my body this is great to relieve the pain and spasms. Believe it or not Ms T taught me this exercise and every day she reminds me to do this stretch.
If you suffer from Chronic Pain try to cut out sugar.
I have cut out all sugar. I eat plenty of fruit, make my own fruit juices and drinks. I watch all the food I eat when I am out, it is very limiting these days. Especially where I live they are just catching up with the rest of the world on additives, flavourings, colourings, artificial sweeteners and MSG. Moderation is not a word I would use with the local food or cuisine.
Try looking at your diet and remove the sugar.
I am not talking about diabetic situations but chronic pain. Diabetics have to follow certain diets where some cannot have natural sweeteners. Diabetes is often under the guidance of the Medical Profession. Do check with your Doctor about reducing the sugar.
Sugar aggravates cancer and creates blocks which stops the good enzymes getting through to nourish the blood cells.
This is based on my personal experiences over the past few years on how I have dealt with spasm pain. It became more apparent recently as I have focused closely on healing myself.
Take care in all you do.