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Javizy wrote: Chiropractic is based on a fairy tale that makes Scientology look sane. People take the credibility of these kinds of treatments for granted (I did) but they have no scientific basis and can be dangerous. There have been a few stories recently about chiropractors causing nerve damage, and if people knew more about its origins, they probably wouldn’t deem it worth $100/hour. This slideshow tells the story for those who don’t know it.
I’ve tried lots of different treatments to try and improve my “RSI”, including osteopathy, deep tissue massage, acupuncture and physiotherapy. I’ve also done a load of different postural correction and muscle loosening routines from different books. They make me feel better, but when I wake up in the morning the inflammation is always there. If you don’t remove the source, no amount of stretching or manipulation is going to cure your problem.
Anything with -itis in its name is caused by inflammation. In fact, these conditions are nothing but different labels for inflammation, which is one reason to relax. If you want to relieve chronic inflammation, resolving dysbiosis is priority #1. At the same time you need to ensure you’re not encouraging the production of proinflammatory eicosanoids from your diet. Things to watch out for are nuts and brans, and a lack of omega-3s. Other things that help are oral hygiene, light exercise and vagus nerve stimulation. Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to muscle weakness and a host of inflammatory conditions.
The hardest thing is balancing the gut flora and having the patience to follow it through. Balancing high omega-6 levels can take a long time (they have a half-life of two years) but increased omega-3 intake can make a difference quite quickly. You should find the blog Cooling Inflammation helpful.
By the way, vagus nerve stimulation is the opposite of what you’re doing when you stress and worry about this. Stress can cause massive amounts of inflammation and depress the immune system. It’s just about the worst thing you can do for candida or any -itis condition.
Thank you for your post. The Cooling Inflammation link does not work. Do you mind reposting it?
I will look into tweaking my diet to try to reduce inflammation. I am not too optimistic as candida diet is kind of an anti-inflammatory diet for the most part and I just reintroduced nuts into my diet for the second stage and do not feel difference, I even seem to have little more strength although not that significant. I might be missing omega 3’s since starting strict diet so perhaps this is why my condition seems to get worse after starting treatment, or it might be a coincidence. I can easily get omega 3’s back in with flax, fatty fish, pumpkin seeds… I will first try that and if it does help I might look into a supplement so that I don’t have to calculate my dietary intake every day. I did take omega 3 supplements only as a prevention (have lots of cardiovascular diseases in my family) for years but stopped after planning for my kids and never returned to it.