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Muscle Pain Caused By The Food You Eat August 1, 2017

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Muscle Pain Caused By The Food You Eat, Lincoln, Nebraska
Inflammatory Foods Increase Your Pain
 

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Brenda Walding DPT and Chad Walding DPT in their article "What is Inflammation and why should you care", Paleo Secret 2015, explain that nightshades may be a source of inflammation and pain for some people. This is a group of foods in the Solaneceae family that includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, bell peppers and hot peppers.

 

Nightshades are a calcinogenic plant. That means that when they are eaten, they can cause calcification of soft tissues. Nightshades also contain solanine and glycoalkaloids - toxic substances that are used by these plants as defense mechanisms. Glycoalkaloids inhibit the breakdown of acetylcholine. Excess levels of acetylcholine cause prolonged muscle contraction, which is why people may experience muscle or joint stiffness. We know from trigger point biopsies that there is excessive amounts of acetylcholine at the trigger point site. Eating nightshades may compound the problem.

 

Pay attention to the messages you get from your body after enjoying the nightshade produce. If you experience more pain, think about cutting back or totally avoiding them.

 

As always, take care of your muscles as soon as possible to prevent a chronic problem.

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