Chronic Spinal Pain & Food

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on September 2, 2020 - 4:32pm

You are what you eat.

Maybe not literally, but to pretend that what you put into your body doesn't affect your health and performance is nonsense.

Today we review a study from the University of Michigan seeking to establish an association between chronic spinal pain and diet.

In some ways, we already know (there was a Nobel prize given in 1982 for the PGE2 and Omega-6 link) that a poor diet can lead to increased pain byways of inflammation.

But this study wants to link chronic spinal pain to more certain types of diets and people who eat those diets.

The purpose of this podcast is to review the data, give our opinions and let you know how we believe this applies to your life and what you can do to make your health better.

Here Is What We Covered

  • Spinal pain (pain in the back, neck, and hip) affects 54% to 80% of adults and is a leading cause of physical disability and associated problems, including decreased quality of life, unemployment, and mood disorders.
  • How the costs add up! The impact of chronic spinal pain is approximately $253 billion annually.
  • What are the mechanisms linking diet to chronic pain?
  • How does sugar intake affect chronic pain?

Stuff From This Episode

Association of chronic spinal pain with diet quality

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