Alfredson and eccentric drops.

I refer to this  “genius” so often, that I thought I should post up this reference here.

Alfredson H Pietila T Jonsson P Lorentzon R. Heavy‐load eccentric calf muscle training for the treatment of chronic achilles tendinosisAm J Sports Med. 1998;26(3):360‐366. [PubMed[Google Scholar]

This is a report that has changed the lives of so many people, it’s ridiculous. It’s basically stretching a tendon through its eccentric phase, under load.

Here is a much younger me trying it out, back in the days when I was sufferer!

For those who want to dig further into this issue, check out this useful review.

Elbow Pain and Tendonitis

If you suffer from elbow pain, you’ll find this video very useful!

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Be anti-inflammation

Whatever chronic disease you choose to review, the chances are it can be linked to inflammation. This is where your body is driven a bit mad and starts attacking itself .

Chronic inflammation is also called persistent, low-grade inflammation because it produces a steady, low-level of inflammation throughout the body.

Low levels of inflammation can be triggered by a perceived internal threat, even when there isn’t a disease to fight or an injury to heal, and sometimes this signals the immune system to respond. As a result, white blood cells gear up but have nothing to do and nowhere to go, and they may eventually start attacking internal organs or other healthy tissues and cells.

So its best to change the basic environment of your body, and you can do this, effectively, by diet.

Reduce the amount of foods you eat that are high in saturated and trans fats, such as red meats, dairy products and foods containing partially hydrogenated oils,  Limit sugary foods and refined carbohydrates cake, table sugar, many breakfast cereals , bread.  Cut back on the use of cooking oils and margarines that are high in omega-6 fatty acids, such as corn, safflower and sunflower oils.