In order to heal from pain, nutrition must play a significant role. When you consider the relationship of food and healing, there are three rules to live by (according to Dr. Hal S. Blatman, founder and medical director of The Blatman Pain Clinic, and a globally recognized specialist in myofascial pain.):
– Do not put poison into your body.
– Give your body the best octane to run.
– Provide the body with the best raw materials to build new parts and repair old parts.
Dr. Blatman suggests to his patients to never put poisons into their body – particularly margarine and aspartame, better known as “Nutrasweet”. The margarine will put hydrogenated fats into your body. According to Dr. Blatman, this is a dangerous substance that has been linked to several chronic diseases.
I have read some controversy on this next subject so whether it is true or not still remains to be seen. Dr. Blatman claims that aspartame converts in the body to methanol and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde has been linked to cancer and methanol supposedly is said to cause brain damage and pain in people. According to Dr. Blatman:
Drinking more than 2 diet sodas per week may form more methanol in your body than you can detoxify, causing the substance to build up in our system. IT may take two months to detoxify when you stop ingesting aspartame.
Dr. Blatman says the three biggest low energy foods culprits are sugar, wheat and potatoes, with the worst being sugar and white flour. He says that most people will find that they function better, will have less fatigue, pain and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms if they avoid these foods.
“Our bodies also run best on racing oil. The oil we eat is the fat that becomes the most important of the raw materials out bodies use to build new parts. Believe it or not, fat does not make people fat. People more likely get heavy because they eat low octane fuels. Good fat also does not cause heart attacks. We need fat to run. Among other things, the fats we eat become the raw materials making cell membranes. Cell membranes function to bring good things into the cell, and send bad things out of the cell. In white blood cells, cell membranes contribute to immune system function by killing invading organisms. We need healthy fat diets and remember, low or no fat diets are generally not healthy for us.”