Hidden under secret words, without even knowing it's there, is one of the biggest dietary additives in our food supply. Here's what happened...
One of my patients was using this hidden additive and didn't even know it. This was causing a lot of issues with her arthritis and causing great pain. Her hands and fingers were continually swollen and felt hot.
I had a gut feeling there was something in her diet that was aggravating her pain. I needed to dig deeper to try to figure out why she kept having such bad inflammation. We had already discussed artificial sweeteners and how she needed to stop using them if she wanted to get the best results from the acupuncture treatments.
But, what she didn't know is that artificial sweeteners can hide in many different types of foods, and can hide under chemical names. One of those names is phenylalanine.
Once we realized this was lurking in her toothpaste and chewing gum - we made a plan to remove this chemical from her diet. This was pretty easy for her since we had already removed the diet soda and diet foods which were loaded with artificial sweeteners. The results were astounding and she was thrilled.
Identifying this small detail made a huge difference in her results and now she is on a path of reducing her body's inflammation. Her hands and fingers are no longer hot and swollen - and we did this with food and acupuncture. No pain medications, no anti-inflammatory medications.
So, remember - check your labels and start to remove the chemicals before they become a bigger issue in the future.
For more information on artificial sweeteners, check out what MedScape had to say last month about soft drinks....
Medscape Medical News: Soft Drinks Once Again Associated With Premature Death https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/917675
Until next time, I'm Dr. Mary Riggin, and here's to helping you:
Heal. Mend. Repair.