Nutrition and Chronic Pain
Although there is no strong evidence base specifically linking what you eat to your experience of general chronic pain, there are certain diseases where some types of foods or nutritional supplements can result in increased pain and discomfort (such as Crohn’s Disease, Gout, Kidney
Stones, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease GERD, Mouth
People with migraine pain often report that certain foods trigger migraines (as well as other sudden changes in lifestyle behaviours or environmental eposures), and some health practitioners advise avoiding suspected food triggers. However, rigorous evidence linking consistency of diet with improvement in migraine is very limited.
Regardless of any direct effect of nutrition on chronic pain, healthy eating helps with your state of overall physical and mental health.
Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods from the four food groups to feel good and maintain your health. Eating well along with being active can also lower your risk of disease and help you reach - and maintain - a healthy weight. - Health Canada
What are the health effects of good – or bad – nutrition? Learn about the science behind nutrition and risk of disease.
In terms of nutrition and mental health, recent research suggests a link between dietary habits and risk of depression.
Other ways that nutrition impacts your health