Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pain in the....?

Vacation is over which means that you are back to work, back to stress, and for many, back to sitting at a desk or standing on their feet for a majority of the day.  Chronic pain, especially back pain, can make these long hours miserable.  As our good friend Hippocrates said, "Let thy food by thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."

Chronic pain is caused by inflammation in the body.  Your diet can make or break you on this one.  If your are experiencing pain, experiment with the following:

Eliminate or lessen these foods in your diet:
Saturated fats (animal fats)
Processed food
Fast food

Increase these foods:
 Foods high in omega 3 fatty acids (like salmon)
Nuts (Walnuts are great)
Leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli)
Brightly colored veggies
Olive Oil
Green Tea
Fruits and Berries

What you are putting into your mouth on a daily basis has everything to do with how you feel throughout the day.  Does anyone have a story of how "food has been thy medicine"?  Share!  

In health,


Joanie Johnson, HC


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