In this course, you will learn about nutrition for chronic pain. A healthy diet when living with chronic pain is so important. There are several diets, or Ways Of Eating (WOE), that are beneficial for people with chronic pain. We will explore foods that can help with pain, and foods that may make pain worse.
The lessons we cover will discuss information around healthy eating or WOEs that are chronic pain friendly. Further, you will learn why some foods help you and some foods hurt you. You will also read examples of healthy meals that fall into each type of diet.
You do not need to follow any one of these diets strictly. However, understanding why each one is beneficial will help you to make healthy choices that work for you. Our goal is to minimize the foods that contribute to your pain cycle.
The course includes the following lessons:
- How Diet Affects Pain
- The Mediterranean Diet
- The Paleo Diet
- Keto Diet
- Macrobiotic Diet
- Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
- Whole Foods Diet
- Cooking Despite Pain – Making Adaptations
- Your Diet – What works for you
In addition to the lesson content, there are some worksheets included with this course. These worksheets will help you plan your meals, set SMART Goals related to healthy eating, keep track of how your diet affects you, see if you’re eating a balanced diet, and make a plan to cut out certain foods.
The worksheets included in this course are as follows:
- Food Diary Worksheet
- Healthy Eating Goal Planner
- Cutting Out Foods Plan
- Meals and Groceries Planner
- Whole Foods Servings Tracker
There is also a Nutrition social group that you can join. This group is a place to share your healthy eating goals, recipes, and motivate one another to make healthy changes. Within this group, we’ll work together towards compiling our favorite recipes into a group recipe book.