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dealing with chronic pain: there’s more than one way to skin a cat


Chronic Pain Solutions

I recently received an email that asked, “Dr. Schierling, for a site called Destroy Chronic Pain, why do you have so much stuff on your site that’s not related to pain?”  Firstly, I’m not going to apologize for occasionally putting things on my site that have nothing whatsoever to do with pain — or sometimes even with health.  Secondly, I would argue that this person is thinking about my site incorrectly.  The reason I have so many different health-related topics is because if you can improve your health, you can improve every aspect of your life — including the amount of CHRONIC PAIN you struggle with on a day to day basis.  Let me briefly show you what I’m talking about.

  • INFLAMMATION IS RELATED TO SCAR TISSUE, CHRONIC PAIN, AND VIRTUALLY ALL CHRONIC ILLNESS:  Although the average person takes comfort in blaming their poor health on “BAD GENETICS,” inflammation is the source of 99% of America’s health woes.  I’ve shown you in at least HALF A DOZEN POSTS that the SCAR TISSUE the medical community refers to as “FIBROSIS” has its origins in inflammation. And the funny thing is, I find that even among people who are ‘in the know’ not one in one hundred can adequately explain what it is.  I continue to beat this drum because inflammation really is everything when it comes to health (HERE is an example from just the other day).  What’s arguably the single most inflammatory thing that Americans (and increasingly, the rest of the world) do to ourselves every day of our lives?  We can’t seem to tone down the HIGH CARB LIFESTYLE.  If you are wondering whether or not you are inflamed, take this simple little SELF TEST.
  • IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF GUT HEALTH:  One of the bigger categories on my blog is “GUT HEALTH“.  Because 80% of your body’s entire Immune System lives in your “Gut” (HERE), a failure to grasp this simple concept dooms many people’s health endeavors to failure.  And the thing is; much of it is being caused by the medical profession via the gross over-prescription of ANTIBIOTICS.  People end up with INCREASED INTESTINAL PERMEABILITY (Leaky Gut Syndrome) and its less popular but just as ugly twin sister, DYSBIOSIS.  If you are dealing with severe chronic health issues of any sort, you cannot afford to neglect addressing your Gut’s health (HERE is one of the increasingly popular ways to do this).  There’s good reason that old time healers had a saying, “Heal the gut; heal the body.”
  • YOU NEED TO REALIZE THAT EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE IS NOT ALWAYS AS “EVIDENCE-BASED” AS YOU HAVE BEEN LED TO BELIEVE:  Because all of us grew up in an era of hardcore multimedia advertising (radio, magazines, TV, internet, etc), we have all been brainwashed much more than we care to admit.  Much of this brainwashing has come at the hands of BIG PHARMA.  Just remember that when it comes to the practice of medicine, little is as it seems.  If you want to turn your life around, you’ll have to create your own personal EXIT STRATEGY that’s not based solely on DANGEROUS MEDICINE.  If you take just a moment to thumb titles of our posts on EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE, you’ll quickly realize that even though your doctor is a wonderful person, the system itself is a cesspool (HERE).  If you are not willing to step outside of this box, you will find it difficult (maybe even impossible) to solve your chronic problems.  This is because drugs never change physiology; they cover symptoms.
  • DIET, EXERCISE, AND LIFESTYLE HAVE A FAR BIGGER, BETTER, AND LONGER-LASTING AFFECT THAN DRUGS:   If you haven’t figure it out by now, I’ll hit you with it one more time — DRUGS are not only dangerous, they rarely address the underlying cause(s) of what ails you.  Lifestyle and EXERCISE go without saying, but there is so much controversy about what constitutes a “healthy” diet, it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin.  It’s not as hard as you might imagine. Everyone needs to eat an ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET, and it’s my belief that the best of these is PALEO or something similar.  I’ve found nothing that is better at dealing with inflammation.  Furthermore, the vast majority of us need to be thinking in terms of LOW CARB.  For those of us in worse shape, that might mean at least contemplating a KETOGENIC DIET.  And when it comes to weight loss, forget what you’ve heard your whole life and get it done quickly (HERE or HERE).  Not that I really need to loose any weight, but I am currently in the middle of an experiment with INTERMITTENT FASTING.  So far, I’m pretty amazed.

Despite the fact that a large segment of our society (including the government) continues to push for “FREE HEALTHCARE FOR EVERYONE,” we should all realize by now that this is a pie-in-the-sky pipe dream.  The point being, you are responsible for your own health.  Take the bull by the horns and use the information on this page to create a personalized plan for taking back your health.  Need a starting point?  HERE it is.  The super cool thing is that if you will diligently work at this, you’ll see major changes in just a few weeks.


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