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Diet, Pain and Disease

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Every single thing we eat or drink has a direct effect on our body and health. Simply put diet, pain and disease are directly related. Diets high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats are a significant risk factor for inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Foods high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats include:

Baked goods

Meat

Fast Food

Fried Food

Pre-packaged food and processed snacks like chips

Milk and other dairy products are the top source of saturated fat in the American Diet, contributing to Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. Studies have also linked dairy to increased risk of Breast, Ovarian and Prostate Cancers.

Eating a Plant Based Diet doesn't mean you have to give up all the foods you're used to but we think when you begin to feel less discomfort and associate what you ingest to how you feel you'll want to explore further. Even substituting a meal without meat a couple times a week is a start. Done correctly, a Plant Based Diet is nutrient dense and packed with fiber, healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.

We post many of our video recipes on our YouTube Channel too, primarily as easy to view "shorts" HERE We are always here to help you! This what we do in our Family and Lifestyle Medicine Direct Primary Care practice every day! Please just reach out to us HERE Physician or PT? Feel free to share our videos and posts! Patti



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