Living With Chronic Pain

How To Survive Holiday Travel When Living With Chronic Pain

The last burst of holiday travel is right around the corner- many of us will travel home to be with family or ring in the new year on vacation. Getting away can be a wonderful opportunity to recharge and enjoy new places. But for those of us with chronic pain, it can cause significant anxiety… Continue reading How To Survive Holiday Travel When Living With Chronic Pain

Living With Chronic Pain

Beans and Lentils Can Reduce Pain

We all know that eating healthy, keeps us healthy. But as I’ve stated multiple times it also helps lower pain levels by decreasing inflammation. It’s not always easy to know which foods succeed, while others fail, so here are two others to add to your list- lentils and beans. They are an excellent source of… Continue reading Beans and Lentils Can Reduce Pain

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Living With Chronic Pain

7 Fruits that decrease pain

Last week, I discussed how berries can help pain. Other fruits also offer a substantial dose of the necessary antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that helps to lower inflammation, affecting people with chronic pain. Fresh produce frozen fruits still retain much of their nutrients and are easy way to access them anytime. Just adding five… Continue reading 7 Fruits that decrease pain

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Reduce Inflammation Naturally By Eating Berries

We've talked about how inflammation contributes to pain. Normally it’s a natural and much-needed response that allows our body to heal itself. When inflammation occurs, specific pro-inflammatory hormones signal white blood cells to clear away any infection or damaged tissue. But when inflammation becomes uncontrolled, it causes damage. This is what happens when someone has… Continue reading Reduce Inflammation Naturally By Eating Berries

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Cloudy, With A Chance Of Pain

If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to the coming months of cooler weather. At the same time, you might dread what the cold does to your pain. In a past post I explained how weather may impact pain levels through sensory nerves in our joints called baroreceptors. When the weather changes, the air pressure changes, and… Continue reading Cloudy, With A Chance Of Pain