June 2012 Issue

Soothe Pain with Foods, from Fish to Fruits

Aches and pains, whether they result indirectly from a condition like arthritis or cancer or directly due to injury, can be destructive. However, research is beginning to discover the power of diet—such as Mediterranean-style eating patterns—to help manage pain. When you injure yourself or get an infection, acute inflammation is your body’s natural defense response. Redness, swelling, and pain are the telltale signs as immune cells flood the area to target infectious organisms or push out debris from the site.

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