The link between food and pain is still inconclusive, but many people with chronic pain believe there is a connection. The general idea is that eliminating certain foods from your diet can reduce pain because some foods are excitotoxins, like aspartame, that trigger the nervous system. Other foods that can cause pain in some people include caffeine, chocolate and alcohol, among many others.
Last November, I began telling you about the new journey I embarked on to improve my nutrition and fitness, with the hope of also reducing my fibromyalgia symptoms and improving my overall health. I began my journey into better nutrition simply by trying to make healthier food choices––substituting foods I was currently eating…