Do you have chronic pain, headaches, or fibromyalgia that just doesn’t want to let up? There are many ways beyond pain medication that can help. My experience shows that specific daily activities can make a huge difference in your level of pain. Improving your energy metabolism is needed to reduce all pain, since pain is energy that is stuck in the body. Get your energy moving and pain will be reduced.
How do you know if you have low energy metabolism? Here is a list of common symptoms and causes for low energy production. See how many you have:
- Too tired to do what I want to do
- Wake up un-refreshed
- Have chronic muscle aches or weakness
- Have reoccurring infections
- Feel irritable and moody
- Tired after exercise
- Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Feel depressed often
- Poor memory and concentration
- Commonly exposed to pesticides, household chemicals, or radiation
Top 5 Actions Needed to Improve Energy Metabolism
- Eat a real food diet with many different vegetables daily.
- Don’t eat 3 hours before going to bed.
- Keep moving during the day.
- Get quality sleep and earlier in the night.
- Reduce your exposure to toxins in the environment, including wireless radiation
Eat a real food diet with many different vegetables daily.
By increasing the amount of vegetables you eat daily, you get a wide-range of nutrition that gives your cells the antioxidants your body needs. Most nutritionists recommend at least 5 servings of vegetables per day. I like the unlimited plan, of as many as possible, cooked or raw. One serving is 1 cup of raw vegetables, or 1/2 cup cooked vegetables. What vegetables do you like to snack on? Snap peas, baby carrots, and cut up cucumbers or zucchini are great choices. Eat foods with less than 5 ingredients on the label, and nothing you can’t pronounce. With a real food nutrition, you will have less free radicals. Free radicals cause pain because they target weaker areas of the body where injury may have occurred before. Antioxidants are the best defenses against the attack of free radicals. As long as there are adequate amounts of antioxidants in the body to handle the free radicals produced within the cell, there is no damage to the surrounding tissues.
Don’t eat 3 hours before going to bed
One way to keep the mitochondria energy producers happy is to eat your calories during 10 to 12 hours of your day and less in the evening before bed. When we eat too often, especially within 3 hours before going to bed, we increase the amount of free radicals that affect energy production. Since our metabolism is slower when we are sleeping, eating 3 hours before bedtime will create excess free radicals that cause faster cell aging and mitochondrial weakness. Also by limiting eating to just a 12 hour period during the day, your body has a better chance to use stored fat for energy. Your mitochondria can create energy from fat. Eating less food overall is also better for your mitochondria to stay active.
Keep moving during the day
Exercise is also necessary to make your mitochondria work better. Mitochondria help with communication between your cells, and in turn exercise helps create more energy available for your metabolism. Are you moving enough? I use a Fitbit wristband watch to track my goal exercise every day.
Get quality sleep and earlier in the night
Chronic pain can come from poor sleep, Of course, chronic pain can also affect your ability to sleep. If you are not getting good quality sleep your energy can’t regenerate. When I need to sleep and can’t due to mental thoughts, I focus on relaxing a specific part of my body, most commonly my feet. That usually helps me get me to rest better. Get to sleep before 11pm. Your nervous system regenerates between 11pm and 1am. If you are awake at that time you will have poor nervous system energy. If you snore or have sleep apnea issues here is a link to an short ebook that can reverse that problem.
Reduce your exposure to toxins in the environment, especially wireless radiation
Chemical toxins in our environment affect our energy metabolism by blocking the activity of the mitochondria. Some toxins like the weed killer RoundUp weaken the mitochondria by affecting the ability to use magnesium needed for energy in the muscles. RoundUp if found in genetically modified foods too. Use natural cleaning products without all the toxic chemicals.
What if electromagnetic radiation is your cause of chronic pain? It is becoming more common because of the all the wireless technology in our environment. Numbness or tingling in hands or feet are common symptoms of excess wireless exposure. To help reduce low frequency wireless radiation, I recommend having a spider plant in your home and/or office. I have many other suggestions to reduce electromagnetic radiation. Contact me to learn more.