You’ve probably heard a lot about inflammation and how it isn’t good for you. Left unchecked, inflammation causes damage to your body at a cellular level. Stopping inflammation is important for your health and well-being. Following our stem cell procedure diet is perhaps the most important way you can control your health and reduce your risk of inflammation.
Avoid the following foods, which contribute to inflammation:
· Pastas, bagels, breads, crackers, cookies, cakes, or any other white flour-based foods
· Sodas, energy drinks, fruit juices (fake), agave, artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose)
· Oils: corn, soybean, safflower, vegetable
· Dairy products should be limited
Things to look out for:
Packaged, processed foods are devoid of nutrients and basically a chemical soup. Whether it contains food coloring, preservatives, trans fats, or sugar (and these foods have a ton of sugar in them), processed food isn’t healthy and is one of the greatest driving forces behind illness today.
Here’s what you should eat:
· Lean meat, poultry, fish, and eggs – ideally grass fed or wild caught.
· Whole grains, not the processed “white” foods listed above.
· Nuts and seeds – including nut butters (natural – not Skippy peanut butter, etc.!)
· Vegetables and fruits. Any and all!
· Legumes – beans, peas, lentils, etc.
· Healthy fats (olive oil, fish oil)
· Herbs and spices
· Honey and stevia for sweeteners
In a nutshell, eat real food that comes from either a plant or an animal – not a box, wrapper, or can.
If you eat like this – plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy animal products – you won’t have to count calories, sugar, or fat grams. This is how we were designed to eat. It’s pretty simple. If it grows, eat it.
What should you drink?
Stick with water, teas, and coffee. A lot of beverages masquerade as healthy drinks, but they are full of sugar like everything else.
Coffee is fine, but don’t fill it with sweeteners (apart from stevia, which is a great herbal sweetener). Sodas, energy drinks, juices, and other sweetened drinks are bad news.
Everyone needs to exercise. Do what you can during your recovery. Nothing for the first 2 weeks post therapy - mild for the first 6 weeks post treatment - moderate after 6 weeks of therapy - normal exercise after 3 months.
Getting daily exercise will:
· Limit inflammation in your body
· Improve sleep
· Lower blood pressure
· Help you lose weight
· Put you in a better mood
· Keep you young!
· No strenuous exercise, especially regarding the joint(s) that may have been injected with Stem Cells
· No heavy weight lifting, intense running, intense bike riding, rock climbing, etc. for 3 months post therapy
The “golden hours” for sleep are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. During these eight hours, your body gets the most restorative sleep. Sleeping eight hours, from say, midnight to 8 a.m. won’t give you the same benefits.
If you aren’t sleeping seven to eight hours a night, or your sleep is disturbed, chances are this is contributing to inflammation in your body as well. Poor sleep can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance and high blood pressure, among other health issues. We release growth hormone during deep sleep, which helps our bodies heal.
Did you know that stress can affect you physically? Too much stress, when not properly dealt with, suppresses part of your immune system, and can lead to increased levels of inflammatory chemicals in your body.
Dealing with stress is important. Exercise and meditation are some of the best ways to relieve stress. Try walking, yoga, riding a bike, or whatever gets your blood moving.
You should not take any anti-inflammatory medications or supplements for seven days before and 14 days after stem cell injection. But when you’re ready, there are many natural anti-inflammatories that don’t have the side effects of over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). Here are some of the best.
· Curcumin (derived from tumeric)
· Fish oil/krill oil
· Serrapeptase and protease (enzymes)
· Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumens)
Topical Pain and Inflammation Relief
· Peppermint oil
These can be used alone or in combination. Speak with a qualified health care professional for appropriate dosing and safety with other medications. Be sure to let your doctor know what supplements you are taking
Anti-Inflammatory Medications - Antibiotics - Steroids
7 days before & 2 weeks post treatment, do not take non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. examples: aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, etc.
Do not take antibiotics for at least for 3 months
Do not take any type of steroids: examples: testosterone, prednisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone & all other corticosteroids
Ask your doctor regarding all medications you may be taking for proper review and precautions post Stem Cell Therapy
Other Important Precautions
Do not smoke. This includes cigarettes, vaping, pipes, marijuana. Anything with smoke is extremely contraindicated with stem cell therapy.
Do not drink alcohol during stem cell therapy.
Please contact us for more information.
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