1. Choose pain-safe foods. Reduce inflammation by avoiding foods that may be causing or aggravating your pain.
2. Add soothing foods that ease pain. Different foods may improve blood flow, relieve inflammation, or balance hormones.
3. Use supplements if needed. Herbs, extracts, and vitamins can relieve pain.
Barnard explores a variety of medical conditions, such as migraines, arthritis, digestive problems, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes, herpes, sickle-cell anemia, kidney stones, urinary infections, and back, chest, breast, menstrual, and cancer pain. For each, Barnard explains the causes of the pain and what dietary changes are likely to alleviate it, with exercise and lifestyle recommendations. Barnard backs up his points with 30 pages of research citations.
Most of the recipes are quick to prepare, and include an elimination diet to avoid trigger foods. A nutritional breakdown (calories, fat, protein, carbohydrate, and sodium) accompanies each recipe. Following the advice in this book will not only relieve your pain, but increase your overall health. Highly recommended. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have always enjoyed anything Dr. Barnard has written. This book is filled with information about various health issues people may have (Diabetes, HB pressure, Carpal Tunnel,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by patricia
Thanks to this book and Dr. Neal Bernard I found the food to lessen the pain of arthritis, also discovered that sugar makes you more sensitive to pain. Read morePublished 3 months ago by alina becker
You get the science from an MD. It is not easy to give up a lifetime of eating whatever you want, but it is starting to work for me. Pain versus a greener diet --- easy decision. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Edward H. Carleton
It is very good for explaining the science of pain and how eating a plant based diet can help to reduce or stop pain. Read morePublished 8 months ago by booklover2
Read all his books. Great author and doctor. Easy to understand and usable informationPublished 8 months ago by sean egglestone
Since I have knee pain I will be using the recipes to help with healing. It's vegan so there are no animal products used. This usually causes inflammation and pain in the body. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Marilyn R. Carrier