I recently injured myself badly. Two pulled shoulders, maybe even ripped. The chiropractor gave me some vegan anti-inflammitory medicine. I took some last night before I went to bed. It also acts to help you sleep. I havent had that good of sleep since the first two weeks of going raw (ive been raw for 5 months and still havent felt that quality of un-drugged sleep like the first couple weeks).
The medicine has cut down on the pain tremendously but I dont like the thought of taking drugs for anything. I have been straight edge for the longest time and only took medicine when it was absolutely necessary and usually found a more alternative way later.
I didnt like the way this medicine makes me feel. All tired and sluggish even after I woke up.
So I am looking into foods that have the anti-inflammatory effects. I found that anything high in the omega 3 fatty acids help. So flax seeds and walnuts and the like.
My question is this. How much omega 3 fatty acids do you take to equal the affect of a pill? Or even a few pills? Id much rather NOT take this medicine again, so any help will be appreciated.