In this mix
Plums are a good source of vitamin C, A, B2 and potassium and provide essential fibre.
In general plums have the same sorts of health benefits as prunes.
As plums contain oxalates seek advice if you suspect kidney or gallbladder problems.
Grapes contain vitamin C and beneficial flavinoids which are phytonutrients that give the vibrant purple color to grapes, grape juice and red wine. Darker colour means more flavinoids.
Grape skins contain phenolic compounds which inhibit certain enzymes having an effect on constricted blood vessels. (My clever Dr Bill recommended sipping grape juice if I have a migraine. I know from my experience that it helps. Is this part of the reason?)
Grapes also contain the phytonutrient, resveratrol, "thought to be responsible for these numerous protective effects on cholesterol metabolism, oxidative stress (free radical activity) and inflammation." - from The World's Healthiest Foods web site. (see link to the left of this blog under "articles of interest"
Apples are agreat source of soluable and insoluable fibre.
Apples contain the flavonoid, quercitin's whose benefits derive from its antioxidant activity, especially when it teams up with vitamin C, also found in apples, to bolster the body's immune defenses. This dynamic antioxidant duo provides another way in which apples protect us.
If interested in the research and other health benefits of apples go to the World's Healthiest Foods web site. ( see link to the left of this blog under "articles of interest")
Nectarines & Peaches
Peaches and nectarines belong to the rose family. They contain vitamins A and C, which promote healthy skin, good eyesight, and a strong immune system. They also are good sources of potassium and fiber.
Kiwifruit is almost a super food. It has great protective powers which go beyond those attributable to its high vitamin C and beta-carotine.
Vitamin C is the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body, neutralizing free radicals that can cause damage to cells and lead to problems such as inflammation. "Owing to the multitude of vitamin C's health benefits, it is not surprising that research has shown that consumption of vegetables and fruits high in this nutrient is associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer." (WHF)
Kiwifruit contains the fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E. making kiwi fruit doulbly protective.
This is the mix for today. I use affordable, fresh fruits in season and try to have a mix of strong colours.
crps/rsd related articles
- Nursing Patients with CRPS/RSD
- Vitamin c and CRPS 2010
- Cleveland Clinic link - twin research
- Complex Regionaal Pain Syndrome and identical twins.
- Familial occurance of CRPS.
- Headache a risk factor for CRPS.
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and CRPS
- Brain change in chronic CRPS -Neuron
- Vitamin c as preventative for CRPS - Netherlands study 2007
- Vitamin C and CRPS study ARC Bristol
- BestBETs Best Evidence Topics - Hydrotherapy for Comples Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) of the foot and ankle
- Neurotopian - Matthias Weinberger's fantastic blog.
- hope-4crpsrsd - a Christian support group
- podcast - Australian Native Fruits bear sweet antioxidants.
- Explain Pain - David Butler's blog
- CRPS/RSD and Dentistry
- HTCwP - brain control of movement is altered in CRPS - study
- HTCwP - Self Compassion or Self Esteem
- Neuromatrix Training Blog
- Neurodynamics - Physical and Neural Health Blog
- Explain Pain Blog
- JB & JS report - Can Vitamin C Prevent Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Patients with Wrist Fractures?
- Matthais Weinberger's interview on "how to Cope with Pain" website.
- How to Cope with Pain - Ketamine Coma treatment for CRPS/RSD
- RSDHope - DVD set of three
- North Western University Feinburg School of Medicine "Old Memory Traces May trigger chronic pain."
- HOw to Cope with pain How Pain Affects Families -Tony's story.
- Prevention.com article -"Natural-Born Pain Killers"
- Brain control altered in movement with CRPS -How to Cope With Pain
- How to Cope With Pain - Asking for help.
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part I
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part II
- How to Cope with Pain on Recognize - Here's a way to get ready to move - with less pain.
- American Pain Foundation Booklet: Treatment Options - A Guide for People Living in Pain
- Preventing CRPS after surgery - International Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS
- How to Cope with Pain - great questions about Graded motor movements
- How to Cope with Pain - Recognize podcast
- How to Cope with Pain - Graded motor imagary
- How to Cope with Pain - Think & move & your pain will improve.
- How to Cope with Pain - CRPS - Can mirrors help?
- RSD Canada Online Survey Questionnaire
- For Grace web site
- For Grace Utube site
- How to Cope With Pain - Can mirrors help?
- Noi Group Australia
- Support groups help you cope with pain - HTCWP interview by National Pain Foundation
- How to Cope with Pain Mindfulness video from Utube.
- "How to Cope with Pain's" hilarious video.
- Jason's RSDS/CRPS News & Information blog
- BBC UK News - Vitamin C /crps study - "Mystery pain left me in a wheelchair"
- Dr Moseley's interview on How to Cope with Pain site.
- Virtual Reality as a Rehabilitative Technology for Phantom Limb Experience.
- UK mirror box therapy site.
- Ramachandran's mirror box video
- My interview on "How to Cope with Pain" website.
- Napp Pharmaceuticals donate mirror boxes - WebWire article
- How to Cope with Pain: A guide to coping with pain.
- Hooshmand and Physical Therapy Part II
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