Now yesterday I was stressed out trying to get my hair right for new headshots. I had a little bit of a headache that I was trying to deal with, without using any over the counter pain relievers. I was not winning the battle. After the photo shoot I went out to dinner and had some seafood (Good) and some bread (bad). I have read how gluten and other additives in grain based foods cause disease and inflammation. Since this is the holiday season, I have to admit I have been going overboard with grain and it is definitely taking its toll on me. I have found out some useful information about grain regarding my edema issues and I am going to be sharing that with you all pretty soon.
My recent over consumption of all things sugar and grain has caused my ankles to stay in swollen mode and yesterday the pain in the back of my eye grew unbearable. I ate, because my boyfriend was convinced it was a hunger headache made worse by my worrying about my hair. I slept because sometimes that works for me but I still had that headache before I had to go to work and I was now nauseous. I have read that turmeric is good at getting rid of inflammation. I explained to my boyfriend that I thought I had some sort of inflammation due to edema in my head or eye area. (I just recently found out you can have edema in most parts of the body and not just in your limbs). He is often underwhelmed towards my excitement with figuring out home remedies. Anyway, I took some mineral multivitamin, grape seed extract and of course my curcumin.
My bf brought me a big cup of tea and I drank that. I sat at work and my eye started watering uncontrollably. It was really making me angry and the area around my eye felt raw from me wiping the tears. As soon as the tears stopped, so had the pain. What? I looked online and googled “pain behind the eye and nausea”. I read something that explained that that means I could have brain edema or basically water swelling in the brain. That swelling puts pressure on the optic nerve and causes the pain and nausea. Within an hour or two of taking the turmeric/curcumin supplements my nausea started to go away as my eyes continued to drain the water that had been trapped behind it. So Turmeric heals edema? I wouldn’t go as far as to say that, but I will say Turmeric is great at reducing inflammation caused by edema and perhaps other factors. There are studies attesting to its anti-inflammatory properties, so it is definitely worth trying right? Now, I don’t know if my brain was, in fact, swollen, but I know I have edema issues that I have greatly exacerbated by eating foods that cause it, and after taking the pills my eye let out a lot of water and then stopped hurting. That’s enough for me. Feel free to try this remedy yourself when you feel random pains and especially for edema. It is better for you than any medicine because it is good for you and helpful as a liver detoxifier. Be well F.U.N. friends.
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