Healthy pain management options for those dealing with opiate addiction

Opiate addiction has reached an epidemic level in the United States and this particular article addresses the healthiest ways to deal with pain management.  By including these foods into your diet you can develop a healthy routine that can lead to a life free of all forms of unnatural pain killers, not just the deadly opiates that have become all too common accross the country. 

It’s important to point out that heroin is just one of the many forms of opiates and prescription pills like Hydrocodone, Percocet, Dilaudid, and Oxycodone can be just as addictive and they all contain harmful toxins that need to be detoxed from your body before you can return back to optimal health.  Here are three helpful, healthy tips to try out. 

Healthy, all-natural pain management tips

 

Coconut Oil: this superfood not only helps treat inflammation, joint and back pain, but it also contains antimicrobial properties that can help boost your immune system.  In addition to including coconut oil into your diet, you can also use it by applying it directly onto your skin as a substitute for lotion.  Combining these two methods of using coconut oil is a great way to achieve a healthy glow from the inside out.

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Turmeric: The first thing you should know about turmeric is combining a small amount of black pepper exponentially increases its bioavailability.  Turmeric is still healthy on its own, but by including black pepper you’re more likely to enjoy the health benefits that come with including this spice into your diet.  Turmeric has a wide range of health benefits, but it’s especially known for treating inflammation, tooth and back pain as well as arthritis – just to name a few. 

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Ginger: This amazing root has phytochemicals that are chemically similar to an active ingredient in over the counter painkillers like Advil and other brands of NSAIDs.  Ginger can be enjoyed several different ways, as it can be turned into a delicious tea just as easy as it can be used to spice up a stir fry. 

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