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Natural Pain Relief

By February 27, 2011December 19th, 2022Nutrition Education, Supplements

Testimony of the Day:

“I wanted to offer a testimony that has nothing to do with weight loss and everything to do with LIFE! I have been in three bad car accidents in my life so my whole back is bad with a very limited range of motion.  My lower back and hips are fused and growing towards each other in a way they should never do. I am 44 and my doctors say I have the back “of an 87-year-old” This is my normal. I have taken 1-3 800MG Ibuprofen for almost a decade. I also spend at least an hour of deep stretching to manage my pain. I only take what I must have and I have a very high tolerance for pain. While I have always hated taking Ibuprofen if I don’t take it I literally can’t get out of bed.

After taking the supplements you recommended I have not taken any Ibuprofen for SIX WEEKS! Just think of what that means to my whole system. Do I hurt, yes. Can I get out of bed, work out two times a day and have dance parties with my wee ones? YES! You have given my system, my life and my babies so much and we are so thankful. All the knowledge you have and share, all the hard work you did and do each day specifically have given me a life I honestly never thought was possible.” Lisa

Click HERE to get started like Lisa! You deserve to find relief today!

Pain Alternatives

Natural Pain Relief

When I was in high school, I volunteered at a nursing home and I asked the residence what the “secret to a happy life” was and they often responded with “take care of your back!” At first, I thought it was a metaphor at first but they explained that if you are living with pain there’s no way to focus on anything else in your life.

How many times do you take pain killers for a headache, joint pain, cramps, relief from strenuous exercise or dare I mention… a hangover (you all know I hate alcohol)? Well, I’m telling you that Ibuprofen  can cause some serious issues, especially if you have “leaky gut.” If you tell your doctor that you have “Leaky Gut”, they may dismiss your diagnosis. A lot of doctors claim there is no such thing as “leaky gut”. But anyone dealing with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Celiac disease, Crohn’s, Colitis, or adrenal fatigue, know that is a true problem.

Even the New York Times writes about how Ibuprofen causes “leaky gut.”Every year, about 16,500 arthritis patients die from gastrointestinal damage due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These pain killers are responsible for 103,000 hospitalizations per year. Vioxx and Celebrex are the newer prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which claim they were better because they did not damage the gastrointestinal lining. As it turns out, they were wrong!

It is proven that over time, these medications also produce your intestines to become “swiss cheese” (visualize many small holes in your intestinal lining). This permeation of the gut lining causes serious issues! Such as allowing the protein in your foods (gluten in wheat, casein in dairy, and so on) to  to leak regularly into the bloodstream which causes an auto immune response because the blood doesn’t like that stuff in there! It also allows small amounts of bacteria and digestive enzymes to get into the blood stream… this is not a good outcome!

I get a lot of questions about the supplements I recommend, but people feel so comfortable about taking pills that are advertised on television. All of the supplements I recommend can be found in food, just in a “therapeutic dose.” On the other hand, Ibuprofen is not naturally derived but was synthesized by pharmaceutical chemists in the 1960s. The original synthetic route involved reacting isobutyl benzene with acetyl chloride to make 4-acetyl isobutyl benzene. This is converted in two steps to an aldehyde, which is reacted with hydroxylamine to an intermediate hydroxyl imine. This is dehydrated to the nitrile, which undergoes a final acid-catalyzed hydrolysis to ibuprofen. A later chemical route by a competing pharmaceutical company simplified the number of steps using catalysts.

Instead of continuing to pop pills filled with undesired properties, I prescribe clients a variety of anti-inflammatory supplements that are natural and can be found in plant and animal sources, they are just condensed into therapeutic doses. Just consuming certain foods with the pain-relieving compounds will not provide enough benefit for someone in extreme pain.

I also put clients who have been taking high doses of pain killers on liver cleansing supplements. The liver controls our moods and cholesterol as well as how effectively they lose weight.

Especially if you are an athlete that uses pain killers after strenuous exercise, think about this: it inhibits your intestines from absorbing nutrients to help fill your muscle cells with the essential amino acids and vitamins to help with the rebuilding of the muscle tissue. So please think twice about popping those little pills.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, diet is key in healing inflammation and eliminating pain. The initial indicator of almost every illness is inflammation of our cells. Therefore it is critical for us to get a better understanding of what causes inflammation and choose the right foods to prevent it from happening. Inflammation is usually associated with pain, swelling, and heat. BUT it doesn’t always show externally; “silent inflammation” is more dangerous because we usually don’t know we have it until an illness falls upon us. Everyday issues like headaches, sinus problems, allergies, skin disorders, acne, heart disease, stroke, aching joints and back, arthritis, and cough are nothing more than a physical manifestation of silent inflammation. By the time we notice and address the symptoms, our cells have already been inflamed for a long time. One of the reasons so many people are dealing with inflammation is because a rapid rise in blood sugar, which causes biochemical changes in the cell. Choosing low carbohydrate foods is one of the best ways to decrease inflammation. When blood sugar rises, sugar attaches to collagen in a process called “glycosylation,” and form damaging AGEs (Advanced Glycated End-products) which increases inflammation.

A well-formulated keto-adapted diet along with a therapeutic dose of anti-inflammatory supplements are the “secrets to a happy life” according to my friends in the nursing home.

Natural Pain Relief

Another Pain Testimony

Hi Maria! My whole family and I did the health assessment that you offer and have to say it is worth it! Maria, you so know your stuff! Some days I realize out of the blue I am PAIN-FREE!!!!!! I have been working out and LOVE the Wii fit boxing, LOL. I feel like I am 20 again and that is on 5 hours sleep! REM and I are on speaking terms again. We all crave being healthy for so many reasons. Supplements are expensive. Think about the $20/$30 dollars you spend here and there in pursuit of health. Not working like you want, right? Because we don’t know what we are doing but Maria does! I can honestly say that the $ I spent on the assessment has SAVED me at least the cost of it in just a few months. I ask that you try to swing an assessment 100% because of how I feel vs a few months ago. Blessing people!

If you or someone you know is suffering from extreme pain, I would be honored to help you with a consult. Don’t wait another day, next year today you will thank yourself! Click HERE to start the new you!

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Liz Re says:

    I have tons of pain daily, but don’t take painkillers because I was diagnosed with Hep C. I try to take care of my liver. I struggle with addiction to carby foods. I started to write and it came out crapy which is appropriate. I hate how addictive this stuff is.

    • cemmerich says:

      A low inflammation lifestyle like mine can be very helpful! I have helped many clients with chronic pain. Here is a recent testimony:
      “My name is Claudette Melanson, and I’m a 44 year old, living in Ontario, Canada. About two years ago, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. In college I’d discovered the low carb diet and kept a healthy weight most of my life, however, when I moved to Ontario in 2009, to be with my husband, we were having such a good time I completely let go of low-carbing and allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted. We were so bad, eating tons of sugar and a lot of foods with wheat in them. It was two years after this that I started having problems. My hands and shoulders were locking up and I was in horrible pain. I finally got referred to a Rheumatologist, who put me on Prednisone. This helped some of my symptoms but caused a whole host of new ones. My hormones went completely off the rails and I packed on thirty pounds. Finally, I found Maria’s blog. A naturopath had suggested I give up gluten, but I didn’t want to hear it. I loved my pizza and the occasional sweets. When I started reading Maria’s blog, however, all of the science behind everything she explained made sense to me. Her recipes made me realize I could still eat pretty much anything I wanted and do it in a healthy way. She also made me see why I had to keep gluten out of my system forever and not eat 80/20, as I did when I thought I was being healthy. My husband and I downloaded all of her books and added supplements to our routine. We started eating natural meats, eggs and dairy and buying only organic produce. Last March I could barely climb a flight of stairs. After adopting the Maria way, my pain went away! My joints are free and I was going to the gym and lifting heavy weight and taking Body Pump classes when before, I could barely move and couldn’t lift a full cup of coffee. I finally was able to lose some weight after switching to a Keto diet (the prednisone had made weight loss impossible!), twenty-three pounds and my husband lost 53 pounds!! Best of all Maria helped me get back to doing what I love—writing. I’d been working on a novel when my RA pain put that on permanent pause. After following Maria’s way, not only did I have the energy to work on it outside my 44 hour work week, I was typing pain free! Now my first novel is published on Amazon and it is in large part thanks to Maria!

      Thank you again Maria! Your way is the only way for us!” – Claudette

  • Stacy says:

    Eating a ketogenic diet has GREATLY reduced my headaches (I have no doubt they were blood sugar related..) But for the occasional headache that does occur, what do you recommend people take instead of ibuprofen?

  • Jackie Dales says:

    How much of the Kaprex AI 90 should be taken and how much magnesium glycinate?

  • Janet t says:

    I LOVE THE PERSONALIZED SUPPLEMENT PLAN. I WAS SCEPTICAL at first but noticed a difference right away with hunger control, clarity, and lots of energy and calm and pain and beautiful, beautiful sleep and other stuff too. I will enthusiastically admit I was wrong about supplements. I decided I can heal from my issues with supplements and be done with it over time and diligence or I can pay a lot of money for the medications prescribed by my doctor. I chose to spend my money on supplements. you were thorough and you hit the nail on the head with so many of my issues. I have learned so much and you have taught me why I would take certain ones. you are a godsend. you do know what you are doing. thank you Maria!

  • Marini says:

    Hi. I’ve been on keto since March of this year. Hubby & I have both lost almost 50 lbs each. I have stage 3 kidney disease, so I’m very cautious about what meds or supplements I take in. Obviously, I can take no NSAIDS, but I’m wondering if this L-Glutamine would negatively affect my kidneys. Thanks a lot. Love your site!

  • Cathy says:

    Hi Maria….just noticed the fish oil recommendation here that needs to be nixed!

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