In Episode 84, Christine chats with Dr. Joe Tatta, a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner about his new best-selling book Heal Your Pain Now: A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life. Dr. Tatta specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues.
Christine asks him why he wrote the book and why conventional medicine has failed many patients with chronic pain. We delve into how pain works in the body and the difference between acute pain often following an injury and chronic pain such as back pain and joint pain.
We talk about how obesity contributes to joint pain and inflammation and how eliminating sugar, gluten and dairy reduces inflammation and weight. We also talk about increasing fiber in your diet and the connection between estrogen and processing pain.
Learn about gentle movement that is safe and pain-free to increase mobility, strength and function. These movements also release natural chemicals which desensitizes people to pain. Then, Dr. Tatta recommends some strength training to increase muscle mass, which also can decrease bone loss and pain.
Christine will talk about the epidemic of childhood obesity, risk factors and strategies you can use.