“The 5 Essential Components To Your Knee Pain Recovery Program”
by Bill Parravano
This is the second article in the series, “The 5 Essential Components To Your Knee Pain Recovery Program.”
None of what I am going to share with you today is to be taken as medical advice. This approach is what I used to get myself out of knee pain that I learned over the past ten years or so.
These are truths as I know them. Use what you like and disregard the rest. If you have any concerns as to what you are to do, please consult your licensed health care professional.
Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, you put in your bodies has a pH level.
PH in the body is defined as ‘a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution’.
If you were to do a Wikipedia search for pH, that is the definition you would find.
The scale generally goes from 1 being acidic, to 14 being alkaline.
Scientists will measure a pH being neutral at 7, so that’s halfway between 1 and 14. The more you move towards an acidic state, the lower the number gets.
As you go from 7, you go to 6, and 5, and 4, and 3, it’s getting more acidic, and the more like a battery acid solution.
The higher the number – moving towards 14, meaning going from 7 being neutral, going 8, 9, 10, 11 – a solution is considered more basic or alkaline.
The internal state of the body is ideally 6.4 for optimal health. The lower this number gets, the more acidic the internal state of the body gets, creating a condition for things to break down and decay.
This is a state where disease will set in.
Every bit of food you eat has an acid/alkaline measurement.
You guessed it: The more acidic food you eat, the more acidic state you create on the inside of your body.
Now, this is not to say never eat acidic foods, because there are acidic foods which are beneficial to your body.
However, what I am talking about is the fact that when an entire diet just consists of food that create an acidic state in the body.
It doesn’t matter how much water you drink, you may never be able to raise the pH level of your body high enough to create an internal state that will allow your body to begin to be able to heal itself.
The more natural a diet you can eat – and I mean, closer to the natural, original state food comes in – the better off you are.
Here are some examples: fresh vegetables as opposed to canned vegetables, fresh meats as opposed to meat heavily processed and/or canned, and fresh fruits as opposed to processed sugared fruits.
A good guide to go by when at a grocery store is to stay on the outer edges where all of the fresh food is that will spoil in a relatively short period of time.
This, of course, translates over to include the pain that is going on in your knees. This is crucial not only to your knee pain, but also to your overall health.
The more natural a diet you can eat, you create the conditions for your body to be able to begin to heal what is going on in your knees.
If these conditions are NOT created you can do all the exercises and stretching you want to help with your knee pain and your situation is NOT going to change.
You can take prescription drugs, or get pain killing shots, and your situation is NOT going to change.
You can get surgery however, if there is nothing broken or torn in your knees.
What is really being addressed?
You must get to an understanding of the underlying conditions that are creating what is happening with your knee pain.
Then you must apply that understanding and act upon it to gain wisdom with which you will begin to improve your quality of life without the knee pain.
Bill sustained a severe knee injury over ten years ago that required reconstructive surgery on his left knee. This experience led him on a path to figure out how to relieve the pain, tension, and discomfort in his knee as well as the rest of his body resulting from the knee injury and the subsequent surgery. He now teaches others how to relieve knee pain for themselves in their own bodies through education about water, nutrition, exercises, stretching, and breathing.
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