That’s right, food is your daily medication. And like any medication, you should be reasonable. Not too much, not too little.
As with anything else, excess is bad. But lack of it is also bad.
Let me give you an example. You may like mushrooms. But some are poisonous. The “funny” thing is that most of them are! Some are classified as deadly because even in tiny quantity they’ll kill you. But most could kill you if you take them in huge quantity. In fact, it is strongly recommended not to eat mushrooms more than three times a week, even in small quantities. Did you know that they contain heavy metals that they pick up from dead leaves? Small quantities is ok but not too much.
On the opposite, there are elements in nutrition that are required because the body can’t produce them such as some amino-acids necessary for good cell function and survival.
Here, we have been inundated with false calls such as “don’t eat cholesterol containing food”. If fats excesses are also involved in our poor health they aren’t the worst.
In fact the dirtiest ones that are only starting to emerge as the real culprits for most of our excesses are carbohydrates commonly named sugars that we eat in too great quantities.
We all lack micronutrients because of modern farming, easy access, fast-food style etc. Within those micronutrients some are lacking even more and like for excesses they play a big role in pain mainly through inflammation.
Magnesium is one of them. Magnesium deficiency is one of the scourge of the century in our health problems in general. It is also a major culprit in chronic pain.
Vitamins deficiencies are other important parameters.
Some increase your pain and some decrease your pain. Most do it through the inflammation process that is always involved in chronic pain.
Here I will not detail all of them. The list is unending and you don’t want to hear about those you never eat or you don’t have access to. It’s only through studying your feeding habits that I would be able to correct them and make a plan with you.
Also, as always, brutal changes don’t work because they are rapidly abandoned. Only a step-by-step approach can work otherwise the hurdle is too high. Change one thing at a time is ok.