Eating Right

As mentioned in the “Medications” tab, any chemical that we introduce into the body has a potential “acute phase (inflammatory) response.” To this we have to add the very real effects of each person’s unique genetic endowment, and vulnerability, once they develop any chronic disorder, to have certain classes of proteins that we ingest modulate an underlying inflammatory state . Therefore,  the chronic pain patients that we studied in a tightly controlled study, showed significant differences in their pain levels before and after they pursued as part of their pain program, a tightly controlled diet that were purposely designed to reduce random inflammatory effects. These effects, as biomarkers, were measured before, during and after our tightly controlled pain treatment, and all of the biomarkers showed significant differences relative to baseline measure.  The implication is that food, the data  show, should be managed with the same tight control as any prescription medication to the extent pain patients want to optimize pain control, exhibited not only as decreased magnitude, frequency and duration of pain.  In this site, there are two nutritional approaches that we will recommend that the data suggest are critical to achieving long-term reliable control of the conditions of our pain’s occurrence:

elimination on starting the program of any synthetic ingredient or combination of ingredients, such as occurs in the formulas of all branded processed food products, that creates side effects or interferes in any way with the reduction of inflammation, produces insulin resistance or stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and, thereby, pain. Every patient is different in how our metabolizing enzymes and these negative effects must be determined and systematically eliminated by doing what we need to systemically alter the conditions of these symptom’s occurrence. However, established lifestyle, behavioral and nutritional steps exist that achieve this over relatively brief periods of time.

inclusion of any natural ingredient or combination of ingredients that helps reduce inflammation, insulin resistance and/or stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and, thereby, modulation downward of pain. Optimizing self-regulation of the conditions of our pain’s occurrence, by definition, provides control of pain and that is the goal of the approaches cited in this site.

How to achieve this balance with consistency over time is what worldwide data, controlled data on our approach and years of experience with hundreds of chronic non-cancer pain patients leads to long-term control of pain. And this is what this site will mold in chronic pain patients motivated to do what is needed to get over their pain.