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Achieving a balanced healthy diet will help you feel better and improve the quality of your life. Plus it will reduce the risks of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, osteoporosis (thin bones) and help you reduce your weight.
Why is it important to eat well?
It's important to eat well for a number of reasons:
- To maintain a healthy weight
- To lower your risk of developing diseases and conditions
- To help you to feel good about yourself
- To give you more energy to enjoy life
Find out about foods which can improve your mood in this thought for food blog from food and health information.
Knowing what foods we should and shouldn’t be eating can be really confusing, especially when it feels like the advice changes regularly. However, evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat may also affect the way we feel.
Everything you need to know about the support that's available in Somerset to help you become healthy and improve your wellbeing.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best.
The Eatwell Guide is a policy tool used to define government recommendations on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet.
Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Arthritis: Learn more about the anti-inflammatory foods that can help reduce inflammation and pain
WebMD Slideshow with 10 foods that help to fight pain.
Patients with chronic pain need a high-protein-intake diet, with avoidance of carbohydrate-induced episodes of hypoglycemia and weight gain.
The foods you eat (and don't) can determine how well your body fights painful inflammation
We all know that what we eat can affect our health. New research, however, shows that there may be a specific link between diet and pain. Pain Concern interviewed pain specialist Dr Rae Bell who tells us more and outlines steps you can take to improve your diet as part of your pain management regime.
Food is a major, and enjoyable, part of our lives and eating the right sort of food can have an effect on your general health and even your pain levels. Read about good nutrition, how food can affect pain levels, some great cooking tips and our recommended books.
For registered users
How do I register?
If you have been referred to the Somerset Community Pain Management Service and have received your first appointment letter, you will have been given access to Patients Online at the same time and told how to register. You can do this at Register, below.
If you've received your first appointment letter but are unable to register on the platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for our Patients online service
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Join our online community of other people managing pain with the Somerset Community Pain Management Service