Apples and CIDP Neuropathy
Apples contain a natural mix of antioxidants that can help with your CIDP neuropathy, something which is lacking in synthetic antioxidants.
By Shiraz Abbas
Apples are one of the most ubiquitous fruits in the world. Practically everyone consumes them. Not only are they tasty, but they are also known for their medicinal properties which makes them ideal for people with CIDP pain.
Apples are good sources for antioxidants. Its antioxidants help the body fight free radicals that are caused by our diet and environment. Free radicals are strong contributors for the development of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases like CIDP. The antioxidants available in apples not only help with autoimmune inflammatory disorders, but they also help fight the development of cancer. Antioxidants and their ability to fight free radicals are thus an important element of a person’s diet in reversing immune system confusion.
Like anything, antioxidants should be taken in moderation. There is an erroneous idea that if something is good, it is better to take a lot of it. If too many antioxidants are consumed, they may have the opposite effect and trigger an autoimmune response. According to one study, it is sait that “the risk to originate diseases instead of preventing them is quite high. It is noteworthy to underlie that as for all drugs, antioxidants may give important side effects if not correctly used or in combination with other drugs. Vitamin A, E and β-carotene for instance, have been shown to have pro-oxidant effects at higher doses or under certain conditions.”
Another problem limiting the overall benefits of antioxidants is that people consume its synthetic forms in the form of pills which are potentially problematic as opposed to fruits and vegteables that are a complex and contain a beneficial mixture of antioxidants as well as offering us other beneficial micronutrients and macronutrients. The dynamics that antioxidant foods can give us are different from what synthetic ones can offer us.
Apples as a non-synthetic source of anti-oxidants can offer many benefits in helping you with your CIDP neuropathy as opposed to what pills can offer you.
Shiraz Abbas is the founder and manager of the CIDP Neuropathy Support Group. He is also one of the main community educators of IVIG therapy. He resides in Fresno, California. Shiraz can be contacted through our free CIDP advice service at 1-855-782-0574.