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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.

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A particularly frustrating problem for many fibromyalgia patients is the tendency to gain weight.  We eat less but notice little, if any, difference.  And it’s difficult to exercise more because of the pain.  According to Mark Pellegrino, MD, in his book Fibromyalgia: Up Close and Personal, it’s not unusual for someone to gain 25 – 30…

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, posted 10 Foods that Help to Control Pain Food is medicine and the right foods can help to control pain. In turn, eating the…

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, commented on My Fibromyalgia Healing Journey – The… It's wonderful that you were able to quit smoking, Marie.  That can…

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Cort, Health Guide, answered Was diagnosed with pancreatitus all… That's one way to lose weight!    There are other foods you…

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, posted Cooking to Control Pain: Whole Grains All that’s brown is not necessarily whole. This discussion about whole grains…

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