It is sometimes difficult to wrap our minds around the fact that what we eat can cause (or at least worsen) joint pain. I mean, isn't that joint pain from some old injury I had in college? Or, isn't that joint pain simply part of the "aging process"?
No. And no.
Joint pain is a sign that your body is experiencing excessive inflammation. Excessive inflammation can manifest itself in many ways in the body from autoimmune conditions, to headaches, to joint pain and stiffness and more.
In a overly-simplified way, I am going to try to make the connection to our digestive health and the inflammation we experience as joint pain so you can see how the food you eat can directly impact how your joints feel and move. If you want to jump away from the "scienc-y" part of this blog and learn about the foods to avoid and those to add, then scroll down a bit. I won't be offended.
Remember, we can eat as healthily as we want but if our body is unable to absorb the nutrients we...