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10-14-2006, 06:33 PM
I have a problem. My TMJ is giving me problems, and when I eat salads all of the chewing end up knocking it out of wack and then it hurts, then I have to go get it re-adjusted. I figured I would just have blended salads and smoothies until it heals or I find some sort of solution for it.
I am open to eating all veggies, and I have all types of berries.
Anyone have any good recipes. I need something that tastes yummy.
Sharon in Colorado
10-14-2006, 06:44 PM
Tropical fruit puddings are great - bananas, mangoes, young coconut, pineapple, all soft fruit.
With greens, I guess you can do a lot of green smoothies. There are a lot of recipes for energy soup out there as well.
10-14-2006, 09:04 PM
i throw EVERYTHING in my blender -- literally!
if i am juicing i take the pulp and add to blender, add 1/2 banana, nut milk, etccc
what's in my juicer, is greens - kale, parsley
apple or pear, sweet potato or carrot, celery possibly
i use anything i can find........
sometimes a sliver of beet
but if you are just doing blender -- same goes............
whatever it is you like, add and blend!!
fruits are always nice, and add lots of greens!!
hope this helps :p
10-14-2006, 10:52 PM
I have TMJ too and eat lots of blended foods. I do enjoy large green salads but sure can't eat them daily, I would be in so much pain not to mention the muscle spasms I also get in the side of my head with too much chewing.
I make fruit smoothies, green smoothies, puddings with mango and bananas, almond mylk as a base and make smoothies out of that too. I am still not fond of blended salads using lots of veggies even when I add enough fruit to sweeten them, but I am working on it. Soups too, tomato basil is one of my favorites.
What types of fruits and veggies are your favorites, I may have some recipes that you'd like!
10-14-2006, 11:08 PM
I "had" TMJ. Not knowing what it was my chiropractor said it that. He did one adjustment and never a problem since. He said he has a track record of 1-2 times and fixed. It's been years fixed. Plan on a visit to CO, Denver for this blessing. Sure wish I could keep my teeth as so many problems...not diet...just came with me at birth and never seen improvement in any area. CO has Sharon and myself--miles apart however.
10-14-2006, 11:25 PM
Well thanks for all of the ideas! I guess I might just have to experement and see what happens. The tomato basil seems yummy! I love basil. I am just going to look at this as a positive way to improve my digestion! LOL
Sharon in Colorado-
The tropical fruits are always the best aren't they? Will have to throw a little bit of those in. I will have to look for that energy soup recipe!
I have had my chiropractor adjust it, and it isn't sticking...glad it worked for you though....
have you had any sort of treatment for that...if so...what did you do...I'm curious!
I am just gonna have to get crazy with the blender!!! I do like beets...I will try it with some apple and lemon.....I have had a juice like that and it was good...have you tried that combo?
10-15-2006, 05:39 AM
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2 tomatoes, roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
1 cucumber, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 lemon, juice of
2 cups lettuce
1 cup spinach
2 green onion
1/4 cup parsley
3 stalks of celery
1 small avocado
1 tsp. agave nectar (optional)
2 Tbs. dulse flakes
1 sheet of nori, shredded
1 Tbs. paprika (optional)
Blend the tomatoes first, until they turn liquid. Then add in the lemon
juice, greens, and avocado, pushing with the celery stalks, until the entire
mixture is blended. Flavor with dulse flakes, nori flakes, and/or paprika.
10-15-2006, 12:44 PM
Thanks...I will have to try that out, maybe not that big of a recipe though!
10-15-2006, 08:33 PM
Yes I've had treatment and actually am about 80% to 90% improved. First I went to a dentist who specializes in TMJ treatments and he made mouth guards which were checked weekly and new ones were made as needed. This helped so very much and lasted about 2 1/2 years.
In addition to this, after the mouth guards provided some help, I had braces put on. I wore them for another 2 1/2 years and basically this helped to bring my lower jaw out enough to hold my jaw in a better position to let the disc on the left side (which was the side causing the problem) settle into its normal position as much as possible.
So after 5 years of treatment (this ended in 1995) I've been very pleased. I still wear retainers at night and will continue to do so as laying wrong on my jaw at night and not being aware of it can really cause some pain. This was all well worth the treatment and I'd not even listened to any of the invasive ideas of surgery or anything else some dentists suggested as I knew I didn't want to go that route unless I absolutely had to.
I am careful with what I eat and that really does make a big difference! Anything too hard like raw carrots or sticky like dates can cause a problem if I eat too many of them and too often. I should add the reason for my TMJ is different from most people. I've heard of car accidents or other trauma to the jaw like getting hit can be a cause but for me I'd had brain surgery (for a brain tumor in 1987) and the position of my head in the clamps during surgery just happened to stress that very point in my jaw and pushed the little disc out of place!
But the TMJ is a blessing as the surgery was a success and saved my life, a very small price to pay. Sorry for such a long post, I just wanted to provide a good explanation!
10-17-2006, 11:32 PM
Well thanks for telling me your story. I probably need braces as well, as some of my teeth are a little uneven...wondered if that could have anything to do with it. Had to have like 8 teeth removed when I was a teenager, and I guess that wasn't enough because there is still not enough room for them all. I was born two months early, so maybe my mouth wasn't done growing and there were too many teeth? Who knows? If I don't see any change in the stuff I am will consider going to the dentist.
Thanks for the info!
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