Nutrition

Nutrition for Pelvic Pain

Nutrition for chronic pelvic pain is the first line of defence to find pain relief.

The ultimate goal when looking at nutrition for pelvic pain, is to find foods that provide the nutrients your body needs in order to calm down the chronic inflammation and pain cycles that are often seen in many individuals with chronic pelvic pain.

Every person with chronic pelvic pain is unique and their nutrition should be too…

When it comes down to healing diets for pelvic pain, there is no one size fits all. Unfortunately, it will take some trial and error to find what works best for you.  I recommend that you consult a doctor or dietician before making any drastic changes to your diet. Lab tests that are done by your MD or Naturopath, can be helpful in determining if you are deficient in specific vitamins, which can help you and your provider decide foods that can be helpful in correcting the deficit.

Some pelvic pain friendly diets are:

Feel free to comment on what diet is working for you or if there is one that I haven’t mentioned here but really should!

I’m currently avoiding dairy and gluten, as well as eliminating a lot of bladder irritant foods such as pop (soda to you Americans ), tomatoes, processed food, spicy food, alcohol, acidic fruits, caffeine, and unfortunately chocolate. Well, I sometimes cheat but the only difference now is that I take a Prelief tablet beforehand to lessen the acidity and that reduces the bladder irritation after consumption.

Everyone is different so what can work for me, may not work for you. I started with an elimination diet to see what my bladder trigger foods were and started from there.

There is a great app that was created by the amazing The Interstitial Cystitis Network that I use to remind me and find what foods can potentially be a bladder trigger! Thanks, Jill!

You can the Apple app,β†’ here.

You can find the Android App,β†’ here.

Since starting this diet, I’ve noticed my gut is in better shape than ever but my pelvic pain is still an issue, especially . I will continue the diet in hopes it can bring down the inflammation in my pelvis as well. This link is a great resource on the Anti-Inflammatory diet, as well as this Anti-inflammatory food inspired  cookbook by Tia Mowry.

This site is NOT intended to be a substitute for medical care nor medical advice. All information on this site is for general information purposes only. This site is NOT offering medical advice & by viewing this site you understand that your medical choices are your responsibility.
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