Nutrition and our diet are important factors in general health and wellness, studies are beginning to show a connection between what we eat with certain health conditions, including pain.
Per Hanna Rakowska, a registered dietitian tell us: “Emerging data indicates a powerful link between food and pain, showing us that certain foods or nutrient deficiencies can impact pain conditions.” She also says “recent evidence suggests that good eating habits may have a significant impact on pain conditions.
Follow the recommended guidelines in the Canada’s Food Guide for a healthy balanced diet that includes all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients for vitality and health.
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- HealthyFamilies BC: Nutrition basics
Tips for healthy eating, sodium sense and meal planning.
- A short scientific review of how the food you eat impacts your gut health: How food you eat affects your gut Tedtalk.
- Here is some information from the Fact_Sheet_6_Nutrition_and_Chronic_Pain about Nutrition and the role it can play in pain.