What tips do you have for pain and weight gain?
Briefly, here is my health situation. First, I fell about 20 months ago, and am still in pain, which has increased off and on over the past months, and now seems to be worse when I am trying to go to sleep. I have consulted several health care professionals who have yet to diagnose the problem. I have been eating ibuprofen like candy and want to stop. Second, I have had diarrhea since January, and have gone from about 130 pounds to just over 90 pounds. I desperately want to increase my body mass because sitting, resting my back on a chair, and other "activities" are very painful because I have no body tissue to cushion me. To complicate matters, I had all my teeth removed on 10/29/2013 and am wearing dentures. I will not be able to get temporary liners for several more weeks, so my diet is limited to soft foods. Food tastes strange, and sometimes even activates a feeling of nausea. The dentures were necessary because there was a considerable amount of decay. I feel that was contributing to some of my pain. The pain and nausea limits what I can prepare to eat, which means I keep losing weight. (I am 65, 5'6" and cannot afford to lose any more weight!). The juxtaposition of these three health situations make this an excellent window of opportunity to embark on a better lifestyle, and I believe the NutriBullet system can help. But I could use some advice about what kind of blasts / boosters can help me start to build body mass, and by eating foods flavorful enough to get past the side effect of the dentures. So ... is this the way I can enlist the in-house nutritionist? If not, how do I do that. If I am, indeed, in the right place, what's next? FYI, another customer gave me a bunch of recipes by topic. I have singled out a few topics which seem like they would be most helpful at this time: Heartburn Healer Blasts, Constipation Relief (even thought I have diarrhea, I thought gut issues would be a good focus), Anti-Inflammatory Blasts (for the pain and to eliminate the need for Ibuprofen), Indigestion Correction (again, to help my gut function), Muscle Blasts (since my muscle mass has deteriorated so much), Best Blasts for Heart Health (because the diarrhea evidently has created an extreme shortage of potassium, and that affects muscles, nerves and heart health.