First and foremost, you can expect a nutrition expert to help you find a healthy eating plan that fits your medical needs. For example, if you have chronic pain related to a neurological or degenerative condition, your nutrition provider may recommend an anti-inflammatory diet.
Inflammatory foods like processed sugar, wheat, and saturated fats can increase the body’s inflammatory response, which in turn can worsen the pain. As an alternative to inflammatory foods, your nutritionist may recommend eating more unsaturated fats, such as avocados, and antioxidant-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables.
Nutrition services experts can also help you manage your weight by providing education about portion control and avoiding high-calorie/low-nutrient foods and drinks. This education can be especially beneficial if you have a spine, hip, or knee issue that’s causing pain. Excess weight increases pressure on weight-bearing joints, which leads to increased joint pain.
By committing to healthy eating as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, many people are able to find lasting relief and improved mobility.