#Diet #Pain #Management #Regimen

These are three diet basics we should encourage all of our patients to consider:

Eat the rainbow

Consume eight to nine servings of vegetables each day. A couple of those servings can be fruit.

Restrict dairy and grains

Eat dairy products in limited quantities.

When choosing grains, stay away from simple carbohydrates with refined sugar.

Avoid red meat

Eat red meat the way we eat turkey right now — twice a year. Have it on very special occasions, very infrequently. Instead, include fish as the “meat” or eat vegetarian main dishes. Chicken is neutral — not harmful but not beneficial in the anti-inflammatory sense.