The Food - Pain Connection

Pain ReliefThere's an epidemic that's circulating the globe and it's one that seems to be taking all of us by surprise. I'm talking about the epidemic of obesity!

A poor diet can indirectly have a negative effect on joint health as it increases inflammation in the body. For instance, excessive consumption of dairy products, meat and refined starchy carbohydrates such as white flour and sugars can actually make inflammation worse by increasing the production of what are know as prostaglandins which are potent triggers of pain.

If you're suffering with acute or chronic joint pain, you can ease the pain by first cleaning up your diet and adding a healthy array of foods to your daily meal plan. 

Start by changing your dietary fat intake and/or eating plant foods containing anti-inflammatory agents. This will help reduce those painful flare ups by limiting joint inflammation.

Additionally, add
ing more fibrous fruits, vegetables, cold water fish (rich in Omega-3 fatty acids) to your diet, will not only make a positive impact on your health but it can go a long way in improving the way you feel.

Other Things You Can Do To Ease Your Pain:

Use proper lifting techniques - To avoid injury when lifting, be sure to use proper body mechanics and lifting techniques which includes maintaining your center of gravity over the object and using your legs.

Watch your weight - As mentioned earlier, even a slight increase in weight can aggravate joint pain. Therefore, to prevent flare ups, be sure you maintain the proper weight for your height and age. If you're presently overweight, studies have shown that losing as little as 11 pounds will not only decrease pressure on those weight bearing joints (e.g. hips and knees) but in women, it will also cut your risk of developing knee arthritis by 50%, while a weight loss of just 15 pounds can cut knee pain in half for overweight individuals with arthritis. If you're having a problem losing weight on your own, a supervised weight control program can help.

Hydrate your body - This is something that many individuals do not take the opportunity to do and they end up paying the consequences as a result. Dehydration can cause a number of different health problems with chronic pain being just one of them. Therefore, making sure you're well hydrated throughout the day should be paramount. On average, we should drink one liter of water daily (add an extra 8 oz of water for every 25 pounds overweight). This amount should increase if you are exercising or in extreme heat.

Get your rest - Sleep is imperative to our overall well being for not only are the hormones melatonin and human growth hormone made exclusively during this time but when we fall into a deep sleep, our body kicks into repair mode. Unfortunately, most pain sufferers go for days without sleeping or they report a poor quality of sleep due to the constant tossing and turning throughout the night.  This can all be helped by taking nutritional supplements to support a healthy night's sleep, practicing relaxation techniques before going to bed and of course, treating the source of the pain. 

Supplement your diet - When a nutritional imbalance occurs within the body it can cause a number of different health problems many of which can result in pain. One way to restore balance is by supplementing your diet with key vitamins and minerals including those that can help reduce pain and inflammation while supporting joint health. For instance, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM as well as Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamins D3, C, B6, B12 and Niacinamide are all recognized as the leading supplements for the maintenance of healthy joints while Boswellia, Rutin, Turmeric (contains the compound Curcumin) and White Willow Bark along with the enzymes Pancreatin, Papain, Bromelain, Trypsin and Chromotrypsin are all designed to support your body’s natural response to inflammation. Your doctor or healthcare provider, as your personal health coach, can help you determine which ones can be of benefit in reducing your pain.

This pain and weight control plan combines the Body Focus, dietitian developed meal plans plus nutrtitional supplements with our recommended fitness or physcial therapy schedule to help reduce your pain and inflammation while promoting healthy joints and muscles. And since there is a direct correlation between increased body weight and joint pain, if you're overweight or would just like to shed a few pounds, this program can be designed to help you lose weight too!

Beginning with the Cleanse21™ Real-Foods Detox to cleanse your system of pain contributing toxins, followed by a calorie specific anti-inflammatory meal plan, using nothing more than nutritional supplements and foods you purchase at your local grocery store, you can now lose 21 pounds or more in just 10 weeks or less with 5-12 pounds coming off in the first 21 days alone, while naturally reducing pain and inflammation.

Because this is a medical pain and weight control program, we're able to design it so that it’s right for you even if you have a medical conditon such as Diabetes, Hypertension or High Cholesterol.



The Body Focus Essentials supplements that are part of this pain and weight control plan include our proprietary Pain & Inflammation Blend, a comprehensive formula consisting of herbs, bioflavonoids and enzymatic blend of pancreatin, papain, bromelain, trypsin, and chromotrypsin are designed to naturally support your body’s inflammatory response.  When taken on an empty stomach, it is believed that these enzymes will help manage inflammation by supporting healthy blood flow to the irritated area.


We also offer our Glucosamine Complex with Chondroitin & MSM which is a custom formulation that provides a balanced combination of these nutritional supplements.  Recent studies have shown positive effects of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate preparations on joint disorders; these studies concluded that Sulfate is the form best utilized by the body. Glucosamine provides the raw materials needed by the body to manufacture cartilage. MSM has potential therapeutic application to support healthy inflammatory response and healthy joint function. In addition, this formula contains Bromelain and Boswellia added for support and designed to enhance the effects of the overall formula.

Whether you suffer from chronic pain or just overworked your muscles and joints one weekend, our comprehensive MaxReliefRx
Pain & Weight Control Plan will help you live a healthy, pain-free life. To join our 4 week or 10 week program, give our office a call or click here to contact us.

The statements regarding The Body Focus™ Essentials Nutritional Supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All supplements are made in the USA.

Body Focus System Weight Loss Success

I'm a 40 something year old guy that over the last 10 years has slowly but surely gained weight. I have never been the type of guy to diet, but after having to go for sleep apnea testing, starting medication to control my high blood pressure, and being 40 pounds overweight, found it was time to do something.

I went to a Body Focus System seminar to hear what they had to say and I was surprised. The Detox is what really got my attention. I had always wanted to try a detox, but did not like the thought of having only liquids or having to drink some crazy mixture that tasted like who knows what.

I decided to sign up and give this "diet" a try. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I did! Let me first tell you about the detox. I started with the fruit detox in August and from the first day there was more to eat than I ever expected. I always assumed a diet would be about eating food you don't like and trying to forget about how hungry you are. With the detox, there were days that I was eating a snack before I was even hungry. I lost over 7 pounds during the detox eating fruits that I like and not feeling hungry at all.

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Alex D. / Columbia NJ

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