How food impacts inflammation and pain (and what you can do about it)

Saloni Sharma, MD June 1st, 2022

Ever suffer from a nagging muscle sprain, ongoing back pain, or achy joints, and wonder why it lingers? It may be due to a high level of ongoing, whole-body inflammation. While it is normal to see inflammatory signs and symptoms such as pain, heat, redness, and swelling after an injury, if they persist after appropriate medical care and time, it may be due to systemic, chronic inflammation. Although not intuitive, our fuel including our food, activity, sleep, and stress level, drives our overall inflammation level. Food is a key component and inflammatory foods can keep our bodies trapped in a state of chronic inflammation and pain.

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