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Diet Commandments for Chronic Pain

Although the research on diet and chronic pain is limited, experts suggest the following may help:


  1. Cut back on carbohydrates.
  2. Consume plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  3. Avoid aspartame and other artificial sweeteners.
  4. Avoid MSG and other additives.
  5. Avoid or limit caffeine.
  6. Avoid or limit intake of nightshade vegetables.
  7. Avoid or limit your intake of yeast and gluten.
  8. Avoid or limit your intake of dairy products.
  9. Eat more fresh foods, and in particular, organic foods.