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Anti-inflammatory Diet & Pain

12/19/2012 12:00 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

Many pain conditions are associated with chronic low-grade inflammation.  Some studies support adherence to an anti-inflammatory diet as part of a comprehensive pain management program.  This type of diet may decrease inflammatory mediators or factors that contribute to increased inflammation in the body.  This can promotion normal healthy reduction of  trace swelling and inflammation.  Which is important because increases in low-grade inflammation many contribute to increased pain.  The Anti-inflammatory Diet includes: Fish, lean meat, skinless chicken, omega-3, eggs, vegetables, fruit, sweet potatoes & other tubers, raw nuts, dark chocolate (>75%), red wine, stout beer, coffee, tea, ginger, turmeric, garlic, olive oil, coconut oil, butter.


Practical Pain Management, An Anti-inflammatory Diet For Pain Patients, November 2012.


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