Can Certain Foods Help with Chronic Pain?
30% of the American population is classified as obese
50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis
Inflammation in the body is to blame and both body fat percentage and diet play a major role in the inflammatory response.
1.)  Eat more omega-3 and omega-9 fats and less omega 6 fats
Omega-3 fats are found in foods like fish, walnuts and flax seed
Omega-9 fats are found in foods like olive oil, avocados, pecans, almonds, peanuts, cashews, sesame oil, and pistachio and macadamia nuts
Omega-6 fats are found in packaged convenience foods and also in beef, pork, chicken and egg yolks
2.)  Eat more fruits and vegetables
The antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables help prevent the inflammatory response.
Diet has a huge impact on the body’s natural inflammatory response.  Maintain a clean and lean diet to help the body get rid of inflammation.  Get rid of inflammation and you get rid of chronic pain.  Body fat percentage not only affects the obvious pull of gravity on weight-bearing joints like your ankles, knees, hips and spine, but the more body fat you are carrying around the more inflammation your body is producing and the harder it is for your body to get rid of the inflammation…all leading to more pain.
Along with diet, there may be mechanical reasons for your chronic pain.  Dr. Derek Hartmann and The Hart Wellness Center will discuss, evaluate and address your chronic pain issues.  No matter if your symptoms have been present for 4 weeks, 4 months or 4 years, there may be ways to eliminate your symptoms in only a few visits.