Pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care. Searching for relief of pain drives the businesses of OTC remedies and practitioners of many disciplines. It also drives people to take dangerous levels of opiate and antianxiety medications and complain that the medicines are not potent enough. The systemic and pain causing effects of inflammatory foods are often overlooked and not well understood. Patients with chronic diseases including chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and a myriad of pain conditions are much more dramatically affected by nutrition than most of us appreciate. Nutrition underlies chronic diseases and illnesses. We get out of our body what we put into it: good, bad, beneficial, detrimental.

Learn more about food, pain, and the dietary effects of inflammation. Stream the 2016 Integrative Healthcare Symposium Recorded Presentation with Hal Blatman, MD, DAAPM, ABIHM