A few days ago I broke my collar bone on a motocross bike so in the next few videos, I’m going to share how you can speed up your recovery time.
After injury one of the first things we get prescribed or prescribe ourselves is some type of pain reliever.
Whether a Doctor gives you a script or you reach for an OTC pain killer it causes problems. Pain relievers are a nice thing to have, and as long as you’re aware of what they do and how to counteract them, you’re good to go.
Both OTC pain relievers and prescription pain killers wreak havoc on your gut. They damage your gut microbiome, damage your gut lining and cause a leaky gut. Basically, they allow toxins, and bacteria to flow from your gut into your bloodstream.
Leaky gut leads to a laundry list of issues like:
- Digestive system changes like bloating, diarrhea, gas, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 2. Seasonal allergies or asthmatic symptoms.
- Hormonal imbalances
- Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or celiac disease. 5. Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.
- Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Skin conditions like acne, or eczema.
- Food allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances.
- A Weak or poor immune system.
- Arthritis or joint pain
- and Widespread inflammation
So if your injury is not too bad try to limit the number of pain relievers you take. Now if your injury is more severe like I’ve gone a broken my collar bone and will have surgery soon… Then pain relievers are a must.
and if that’s the case – keep watching
Because I’m going to dive deeper into prescription
pain killers and how to combat their negative effects.
But first, if you want our Athletes Recovery Blueprint. You can download it Free at CellSauce.com/RB
Alright – you already know prescription pain killers destroy gut health – but check out what else happens. Pain relievers like opioids inhibit gastric emptying and peristalsis in
the GI tract which results in delayed absorption of medications and increased absorption of fluid. The lack of fluid in the intestine leads to the hardening of stool and constipation.
We both know constipation sucks and poor gut health leads to a ton of serious problems.
Gut Sauce “Probiotic”
So - if you’ve been prescribed pain killers it’s critical you combat the side effects right away.
First, you can increase your fluid intake. More water will help get your bowels moving.
Second – increase the amount of fiber you eat. But don’t use fiber products that have psyllium. They can make opioid constipation worse. The best type of fiber is soluble fiber. This type of fiber gets things moving. Where insoluble adds bulk to stool which is not what you want when you’re constipated.
Here are a few foods you can eat.
Fruits like apples, bananas, prunes, pears, raspberries.
Vegetables like string beans, broccoli, spinach, kale, squash, lentils, peas, and beans.
Bran products are typically good (usually cereals) and nuts. When eating foods with fiber, it is important not to consume more than 25 to 30 grams per day otherwise it can lead to feeling bloated.
Not only will these fiber foods help get the poo out of you. But they will help your gut microbiome.
Where pain relievers kill your good gut bacteria. Fiber can help it flourish.
A proper fiber diet feeds and makes your gut bacteria thrive. They increase the number and diversity of your good gut bacteria. The more microbes we have in our intestines, the thicker the mucus wall – the better the barrier between our body and our bacteria.
Another thing you can do to help your gut thrive – which in turn helps your entire body be healthier is taking pre and probiotics. We have our athletes take Gut Sauce. You can check out the details at CellSauce.com/Gut
Also, do your best to ditch the painkillers as fast as possible. The less of these you put in your body the better you will be.
Finally - you want to limit the foods that will likely cause constipation.
Avoid Dried or dehydrated foods, such as dried fruits (prunes are an exception, they can help to ease constipation), beef jerky and some types of potato chips.
Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and triticale. Some people may experience constipation when they eat foods that contain gluten
Avoid Processed grains
Processed grains and their products, such as white bread, white rice, and white pasta, are lower in fiber and maybe more constipating than whole grains.
Also, Cheese Milk and dairy products can worsen constipation plus Fried or fast foods and Red meat.
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