Did you know that chronic pelvic pain can be managed through diet?
The BC Women's Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis explains:
"Many women with chronic pelvic pain also have a condition called central sensitization of the nervous system. Sensitization can be reduced. Inflammation is a contributor to chronic pain, and so following an anti-inflammatory diet can help to reduce pain."
Among their many helpful recommendations are to increase:
- vegetable proteins (brightly colored fruits and vegetables, nuts)
- low-glycemic vegetables and fruits (berries, cherries, apples, pears)
- foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids (cold water fish, leafy greens, nuts)
- foods high in fiber
- foods that contain anti-oxidants (onion, garlic)
- spices and herbs that contain anti-inflammatory properties (ginger, cloves, nutmeg, rosemary, oregano, turmeric, cayenne)
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