Foods that heal

By n2late Latest Reply 2011-11-13 03:11:58 -0600
Started 2011-10-29 12:43:24 -0500

I would like to know whice foods would help with the burning I feel on the back
of my legs?

20 replies

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-30 19:07:54 -0500 Report

I also have neuropathy and are on meds for that. I've had some health issues and my boss told me about Alpha Lipoic Acid! I've been taking it for a couple of weeks and have noticed my legs don't hurt near as bad and i've stopped taking one of my blood pressure meds! I think it's a combo of a healthier eating style and the Acid. It's great! Google it, you'll be amazed at all the good things it does for you! Good luck and God Bless.

jayabee52 2011-10-30 19:23:12 -0500 Report

on what dose are you of ALA? Do you take Biotin with it. It is said ALA uses Biotin up. I was just on Vitacost website where they have a combo pill of ALA and Biotin.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-30 19:28:58 -0500 Report

Not heard for Biotin, will have to check that out. I have to admit that i did not read Tons of articles, just some and none of them mentioned that. Also i was told about this from my boss. I'm taking 250mg at each meal. It really does seem to be helping.

jayabee52 2011-10-30 19:36:11 -0500 Report

Well I read it in one of the discussions on ALA here on DC (don't remember which). I have been told there that the max is 600 mg per day. I split mine up. 200 breakfast 200 lunch, 200 evening meal.

jayabee52 2011-10-30 19:53:47 -0500 Report

I have not yet bought the Biotin. I want to check it against a suppliment list. I also want to check it with my Kidney Dr tomorrow. That is one of my trouble areas now (kidneys).

I have been taking the 200/day for 2 or 3 months I gradually increased to 600 2 weeks ago. I seem to have some lessening of the burning pain in my legs/feet.

MEGriff1950 2011-10-29 14:33:42 -0500 Report

If the burning is caused by muscle cramps you should drink more water. If the burning however is neuropathy pains the supplement Alpha Lipoic Acid along with Omegas will help some. My dr prescribed Lyrica for my neuropathy.

n2late 2011-10-29 15:19:11 -0500 Report

I will not take more meds but I will consider taking more vitamins thanks MEgriff1950

MEGriff1950 2011-10-29 15:22:19 -0500 Report

You are welcome and I totally understand your reluctance to add more man made medications. For me Lyrica was needed the nerve pain became unbearable and my legs and feet started involuntary twitching. Good luck :)

n2late 2011-10-31 14:52:38 -0500 Report

Hey the advice about drinking more water was right on point. THANKS
I also cut down on the carbs and cut out the 2 cups of coffee and I am not burning .

Kirla 2011-10-29 13:10:18 -0500 Report

Do you take meds. Some meds will cause muscle pains or cramps. You might have to talk with your doctor to see if it’s the meds. I had to stop my meds because of the pain I was suffering in the back of my thighs.

Not sure what foods will help with the pain but eating lots of low carb vegetables and cutting back or eliminating high carb starchy foods helps some people to control blood sugar. Also drinking lots of water has helped people also.

I believe in testing before and 1 hour after each meal to determine how the foods you eat are spiking your blood sugar. I try and keep my blood sugar from spiking more than 50 points after eating. I found that cutting high carb starchy foods and sometimes adding a little protein to my meals works great. Fish and chicken are good sources and a small amount of beef once in a while shouldn’t hurt either. Once you know how different foods affect you , you might be able to cut back testing some. I believe you should be testing at least twice a day for good blood sugar control once you get your numbers under control. Just need to test different meals so you know how your doing morning afternoon and night. I sometimes will test breakfast on Monday. Lunch on Tuesday and dinner on Wednesday and so forth. I like to test a few fastings in the morning during the week and before going to beds a few times also. Sometimes if I wake up in the middle of the night to pee I will test to see how I’m doing at night.

n2late 2011-10-29 13:24:09 -0500 Report

I will take your advice K&C I do take meds Glimepiride 2 mg also Actos 45 mg

granniesophie 2011-10-31 16:36:35 -0500 Report

Check out the Actos-it has all kinds of warnings now, and is being pulled as a med in the US. I was on it and had all kinds of leg and groin pain , and lots of leg and ankle swelling. Once off the Actos, within a week all that was gone.

n2late 2011-11-12 11:11:29 -0600 Report

I talked to my dr. and I will no longer be taking ACTOS I have started to do as Kirla is doing and using my deit to control my health .I wanted to do this all this time, now I know it can be done and is being done I can also do it.

jayabee52 2011-11-13 03:11:58 -0600 Report

you may be able to do it jacqueline IF your insulin output from your pancreas is enough to cover the food you eat. T1s and some T2s do not have sufficient insulin to make it work without a medication.

I was fortunately one of those who could go without diabetes meds.

I urge you to talk to your Dr and CDE or RD to find out how to eat to go off your diabetes meds.

I pray you will be able!


Caroltoo 2011-10-29 12:57:38 -0500 Report

For me, it wasn't so much a specific food, as it was eating a diet of greens, high fiber, with quality protein that helped me bring my Blook Glucose into normal range.

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