In Remedio our goal is to create a community of people sharing their stories remedy as they learn to nurture and heal their bodies through proper nutrition and restorer movement.
From the standpoint of physical therapy and health training, we educate by combining the importance of proper nutrition and exercise in the human body. We want to inspire you to think differently about food. I think it’s time to see adequate food more like a meal plan for life compared to a diet. Eating to prevent inflammation promotes better health and preventable chronic diseases.
Inflammation is generally seen as something that happens with a specific injury, such as a swollen ankle. This is acute inflammation is the body’s normal response to injury. Chronic inflammation is when the body’s systems have been overloaded to try to fix imbalances, thus remaining in a chronic inflammatory state.
For example, say that the patient “A” is 45 and hurt his ankle playing basketball three months ago. It is in PT for chronic ankle sprain and states that stood out because of not being able to exercise over the past 3 months and after having gained 10 pounds. A patient is taking NSAIDs for pain and swelling in the ankle. It also has less than stellar diet habits, and has recently begun another medicine for acid reflux newly developed.
Our fictitious person is now trapped in a chronic inflammatory state not only in the ankle, but also his gut. It is not uncommon to hear complaints about weight gain because it has an injury or surgery. It is not a rare scenario that people take NSAIDs for their injuries. NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory drugs, but chronic use of them may eventually cause more of an inflammatory condition in the intestine.
According to one New York Times article, NSAIDs are linked to cause peptic ulcers and GERD and increase the severity in people who already have GERD. In addition to acid reflux, chronic pain sufferers usually deal with other health conditions that may complicate your healing process. I recently read in this article , 70% of fibromyalgia patients are diagnosed with IBS.
Humans are complex beings and to think the intestine and the rest of the body are not interconnected, it is folly. Hippocrates a Greek physician who lived around 400 BC said, “All disease starts in the gut.” What happens in the gut, not stay in the intestine. Instead, it affects the rest of the body hormonal responses and inflammatory responses.
Training of Health has allowed me to be able to add an education based on lifestyle to inspire my clients to think outside the box when it comes to your health and autonomy of positive decisions on nutrition. In June 2015, the APTA House of Delegates approved the ordinance, RC 12-15 it says:
“diet and nutrition are key components of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of many conditions managed by physiotherapists. it is the role of the physiotherapist to detect and provide information on diet and problems nutritional patients, customers and the community in the field of physical therapist practice. This includes proper nutrition and medical professionals dietary references when counseling and training required are beyond the educational level of the physiotherapist . “