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Martina Washington
(202) 544-9595
426 8th Street, SE,2nd Floor
Washington, DC
Specialty
Aromatherapy, Colon Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Reflexology, Reiki, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
New Life Wellness Center

Creative Life Sciences
(800) 813-5888
Phone sessions available
Washington, DC
Specialty
Akashic Records, Animal Health, Channeling, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Medium, Metaphysics, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Pranic Healing, PSYCH-K, Psychic, Reiki, Remote Healing

George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine
(202) 833-5055
908 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 200
Washington, DC
Services
Yoga, Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Therapeutic Touch, Supplements, Student, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Research, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Oncology, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Meditation, Massage Therapy, Internal Medicine, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Healing Touch, Gynecology, Guided Imagery, Geriatrics, Gener
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Arthur Frank, MD
(202) 223-3077
3 Washington Cir NW Ste 208
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: George Washington Weight Mgmt

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National Integrated Health Associates
(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, #402
Washington, DC
Services
Women's Health, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Meditation, Internal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Bio-identical HRT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Walter Henry Glinsmann, MD
(202) 484-5050
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1960

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Ashok Ray Prasad, MD
(248) 476-9040
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Sinai Grace Hosp, Detroit, Mi; Huron Valley -Sinai Hospital, Commerce Twp, Mi
Group Practice: Oakland Affiliated Internists

Data Provided By:
Clifford Wayne Callaway, MD
2311 M St NW Ste 301
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc

Data Provided By:
Richard L Atkinson Jr, MD
(202) 877-2058
100 Irving St NW # Eb4109
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1968

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Deb Friedman
(240) 593-6237
n/a
Takoma Park, MD
Company
Deb Friedman
Industry
Herbalist, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Nutritional Counseling, Herbal Medicine, Family Medicine, Natural Health, Nutrition Education, LGBT Healthcare
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
American Herbalists Guild

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Chronic Pain and Nutrition

A Patient's Guide to Chronic Pain and Nutrition

Introduction

Your nutrition has a major role in how you feel pain. What you eat will give your body the chemistry it needs to make an inflammatory response. Inflammation is what your immune system creates when there is some kind of insult or damage to your tissue. Inflammation is not the only cause of pain but it can make your pain feel more intense and last longer.

This guide will help you understand

  • how nutrition affects your pain
  • what nutritional changes you should make
  • types of supplements to consider
  • the role of nutraceuticals

Basic Information

The amount of inflammation that occurs in your body can be affected by what you eat. This includes food and drinks as well as other chemical exposures. Environmental pollution and artificial colorings and preservatives can also cause painful inflammatory responses in your body. Eating foods that leave you low in many micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) can make it more likely that your body will produce pain chemistry.

Fat cells in particular are a source of inflammatory chemistry. And for those who are overweight, chronic low back and hip, knee, or foot pain may be caused by where and how the bones and joints are supporting that weight.

The chemistry that creates pain signals in your body is increased by starchy and sugary foods. It’s can be decreased by protein foods. Controlling inflammation and therefore pain is done best by avoiding carbohydrates you don’t need. This means sweets and many of the grain products. Meals that regularly include lean meat, fish, and eggs are essential for controlling pain chemistry. Portion control is also central in controlling inflammation, and to successful weight loss. Portion control means not eating more food than you are using for fuel on a daily basis.

Research suggests that losing as little as seven to 10 per cent of your current body weight can help. Such a weight loss can change your body chemistry for the better. These changes can help decrease physical pain. Diet and exercise are crucial. Medication, herbs, and nutritional supplements can help but won’t be enough without your efforts to improve your muscle tone and lose extra fat.

Weight Loss

There is a lot of mistaken information about how to lose weight. Ninety per cent of people regain fat once lost. Preventing re-gain is crucial to long-term health. Recent interest in the epidemic of obesity has resulted in new information about how you can successfully lose weight and keep it off long-term. It’s important that you lose fat in a healthy way. The goal is to keep it off the rest of your life.

Changing how you eat, drink, and exercise can be hard but the results are always very rewarding. All the changes you make to reduce your pain by losing weight will help every part of your life. This includes your ability to think clearly, your memory, and your moods. Eating to reduce pain can also help you avoid...

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