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Rx from the PA’s: Healthy Crockpot Cooking

July 20, 2016

Eating healthy, nutrient-dense meals can be a critical component to managing chronic pain and its symptoms. BRPM’s Katie Daniels, understands how difficult it is to eat healthy, especially when balancing work with other personal and family responsibilities. Today she offers advice on how to utilize the crockpot for eating well with minimal effort. She also […]

Foods to Fight Inflammation

April 8, 2016

Inflammation in the joints and muscles is a leading cause of chronic pain conditions. While there is no concrete dietary cure for chronic inflammation, there are a number of foods you can eat that will: a) help fight inflammation, and b) build strong bones and immunity in the process. What follows is a short list […]

Rx from the P.A.’s: On Meal Planning

February 5, 2016

One of the great things about the BRPM Blog is our specialists’ ability to offer their expertise, advice, and encouragement to patients beyond appointment times. Today, BRPM Pain Specialist, Dana Hurt, offers an excellent option for those who need help with planning and executing healthy meal on a budget (isn’t that all of us?).   […]

Harvest Recipe–Stuffed Acorn Squash

October 30, 2015

Here is a yummy and easy way to make squash the main event at your dinner table this weekend. No formal recipe here, rather general directions with plenty of room for your personal needs and creativity to shine in the kitchen. Stuffed Acorn Squash Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut your acorn squash in half […]

Healthy You Challenge #32

October 26, 2015

We are in prime fall harvest season. This week, celebrate the harvest in your kitchen: Make something for dinner using squash.   Need ideas? Here are some websites for inspiration: Food Network Real Simple The Kitchn Whole Living   Happy Autumn! Make it a great week! Team BRPM   Copyright 2015 by BRPM

Healthy You Challenge #27

September 14, 2015

The autumn harvest is upon us! Make it a point to enjoy this year’s fall-time abundance: Find and cook at least two new recipes that use autumn harvest fruits and vegetables. Buy from local sources. Not sure what fruits and vegetables are harvested in Southwest Virginia in the fall? Here’s a short list: broccolli cabbage […]

Nutrition 101 with Dr. Baylor

September 11, 2015

What you eat matters. It matters for your body. It matters for your brain. It especially matters if you live with a chronic pain condition. We have dedicated many blog posts to eating healthy. Why? Because, we believe what you eat directly impacts how well you live despite chronic illness. Today’s post features BRPM’s own […]

Healthy You Challenge #26

September 8, 2015

Happy Labor Day! Happy Back-to-School! Happy heading into fall time! September is a good month to do some motivational upkeep. Soon the leaves will be changing color. The weather will be cooler. Football season–and all it’s yummy football foods–is already upon us. Before you know it, the holiday season–and all its yummy foods–will be here, […]

5 Ways to ‘Protein Up’

July 24, 2015

The last two weeks we have focused on the importance of protein in your diet. Here are five easy ways you can add healthy protein to your diet. Why not challenge yourself, and try all five over the weekend? 1. Put steaks on the grill–make ’em fish. If you aren’t a fan of seafood, try […]

Fight pain with Protein

July 20, 2015

Last week’s Healthy You Challenge was all about adding protein from high-quality sources to your diet. There is a very good reason for this. Research indicates that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet can benefit people with chronic pain conditions in multiple ways. Because of the critical role diet plays in either positively or negatively affecting your […]