Is Your Diet Triggering Your Chronic Fatigue, Pain, or Condition?
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Do you suffer from unexplained fatigue, pain, or other chronic conditions that impact your daily life? It’s possible that your diet could be contributing to your symptoms.

We often hear that we are what we eat, and it’s true that the food we put into our bodies can have a significant impact on our health. In fact, certain foods and dietary patterns have been linked to chronic inflammation, which can trigger a variety of health problems, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions.

In this video, we will explore how your diet can impact your health and potentially trigger chronic fatigue, pain, or other conditions. We will discuss the types of foods that can cause inflammation and provide tips for making dietary changes that may help alleviate your symptoms.

Martin P. Rutherford, DC
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Martin P. Rutherford, DC
1175 Harvard Way
Reno, NV 89502

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So is your diet triggering your chronic condition 
or your chronic pain or your chronic fatigue?   So the answer to that is, yeah, for sure, 
absolutely, there is no question about it.   Any of those things that you are experiencing and 
you're not figuring out what is the right diet   For you first before you try any of the billions 
of supplements that people are taking out there.   Anybody who doesn't think diet is a 
part of that is never going to get well.  I mean, I don't think I could say 
it any more succinctly than that.   It's interesting. I remember when I first started 
doing this and we started with fibromyalgia,   That was it, because that encompassed everything, 
pain, fatigue, everything. And I just remember my   First patient and I said, "Well, you're not going 
to be eating gluten and you're going to have to   Stop drinking alcohol." Not everybody has to stop 
drinking alcohol, so don't start throwing things   At me, and the lady's like, "I'm going to stop 
drinking my martinis?" Now I know that's kind   Of not food, but it's kind of in the same similar 
swimming pool there. And then husbands are like,   "What's gluten?" And I'm like, "Well, it's pasta, 
it's bread." They literally looked at me and go,   "That's not happening." He literally grabbed her 
hand, he pulled her out of her chair and they   Walked out of my exam room. I was like, "Okay, 
maybe I need to go about this a different way."  But the reality is, more than back then, 
God knows how many years ago that was,   Food is a baseline for so much of this, and it 
varies. As I'm saying this I'm thinking about   A million different things because it varies 
from case to case, like chronic fatigue. If   You have chronic fatigue, there are just a lot of 
things that are related to that that are not food   Related. However, food sensitivities can be a big 
player in chronic fatigue. Food sensitivity alone   Will cause inflammation. They'll cause blood 
sugar swings. When your blood sugar drops,   You get fatigue. If you have blood sugar that's 
going up and down like this or you have diabetes,   Those things are going to be affected by food, 
okay? And those are going to create fatigue.  But on a wider level, a lot of what's happening 
out there today is that we're stressed. When   My parents would say, "Oh, that person got 
cancer because of [inaudible 00:02:52]", or,   "That person got this because they were stressed." 
I used to think that was really mean. I was like,   "You're mean. Why are you saying stuff like that?"
But you know what? They were largely correct,   And my dad knew what stress was. He was 
in World War II and he had PTSD and he   Had all kinds of things. "It's my stress, my 
stress," and I thought, "Dad," you know, but   He was right. He was right. The vast majority of 
patients that come into me of chronic conditions   Have a chronic stress response, and what does 
that do? Okay, what does that do? Chronic stress   Response, it affects every single cell in your 
body. Trillions of cells, right? Trillions of   Little chemical activities. The number one thing 
stress does more than anything is it shuts down   Your down your digestive [inaudible 00:03:41]. 
Most of you understand that stress can cause  

Gastritis, or even more so you probably understand 
that it's like the main cause of ulcers, and some   Of you're going to go, "Oh no, it's H. pylori."
Not unless you're stressed.   Not unless you're stressed, because then 
you at 95% of the population in the world   Is thought to have H. Pylori, but 
it doesn't express itself until you   Become compromised and no [inaudible 00:04:07] 
compromised. Where does it sit? Sits in your   Stomach. You get stress responses.
There's this stuff called cortisol   And when you get stressed, it's your stress 
hormone, most of you seem to know that these days,   I think annihilates your stomach. 
Annihilates the inside of your intestine,   Put your intestines into a degree of fight flight. 
Now you're not digesting foods. Now we're back to   The food. Now you're not digesting foods and 
what happens? You don't sterilize the food   Because you're not digesting it right in 
your stomach. You're not digesting it,   It's becoming acidic. Okay? It needs to 
be alkaline to go into your intestines,   And the next thing it goes into your intestines 
and this is what food [inaudible 00:04:52].   Food sensitivities are real. I had a guy I'm 
trying to treat right now. He said, "I think food   Sensitivities are B.S. All right, fine. Well I'm 
not going to treat you because they're not B.S.,   And they are a big deal. And when you 
start developing food sensitivity,   Yeah, foods have a lot to do with it.
Now, food sensitivities lead to things   Like small intestinal bacteria overgrowth, 
leaky gut. Once you get leaky gut, oh my god.   Now the undigested food particles that 
you have can get out of leaky gut. They   Can cause inflammatory processes. They can cause 
inflammation all throughout your body. So if you   Get inflammation throughout your body, is that 
going to affect fatigue? Oh yeah. Do you get   Inflammation throughout your body is that going to 
cause joint pain? Yeah, it's going to contribute   To various people's joint pain. It's going to 
cause brain fog. It's going to affect everything.  And so now from the perspective of food 
sensitivities, yeah, yeah, it's a big player.   Most people realize that if they got blood sugar 
problems, they have to get rid of the, "I got   Diabetes, pre-diabetes or diabetes type two so I 
start cutting out all my sugars," so that's food.   But people are like, "No, that's not the kind of 
food I'm talking about. I'm talking about regular   Foods." But most of you don't know that muscle 
soreness and muscle achiness is frequently caused   By blood sugar fluctuation because your muscles 
store a lot of blood sugar as does your liver. So   It can affect your liver, it can affect your blood 
sugar, but foods in and of themselves, allergies,   Of course you know that that affects you.
I don't even test for allergies because people   Come in here they know what they are. They go 
like, "I eat eggs and I blow up immediately. I get   Eczema, my eczema comes out or I get a reaction." 
Potent people, you know, have the extreme of the   Person who takes the peanuts and they have an 
anaphylactic response. You're talking about more  

Food sensitivities and the food sensitivities 
are stealth, like you don't eat the food and   Suddenly have a cause of migraine, or you don't 
eat the food and suddenly have blown up, or you   Don't eat the food and suddenly have joint pain. 
What happens is the food goes into the system   Where it's not going to get digested, it it sits 
there, it becomes it becomes acidic. It putrefies,   It literally like rots, right? It's getting not 
digested in your stomach, it's sitting there too   Long, then it goes in your intestines. It's 
sitting there for a while, maybe days. A lot   Of the undigested food particles go it's way, 
but a lot of them don't. They just sit there   And you're 20 some feet, what? 24, 25, 26 feet of 
intestine. They just sit there, and then they go   Through the leaky gut that has been formed by all 
of this stuff and they go into your bloodstream.  Guess what? They don't belong in your bloodstream. 
They go into your bloodstream with a lot of other   Toxins and that causes a lot of the pain. But that 
process takes two, three, four… Sometimes for   Those of you go to the bathroom once a week, and I 
have patients that go to the bathroom once a week,   Move their bowels once a week, it could take 
four or five days. So you can eat the food   On a Monday and it might not flare up your 
migraine headache until Thursday afternoon,   Or it might not cause your joint 
pain until Wednesday afternoon.  And the food ingestion of something 
that you have developed a sensitivity to   Also plays into other factors. That food 
will create an inflammatory response.   That inflammatory response will cause your adrenal 
glands to put out something called cortisol that   Will cause your blood sugar to go up and down. 
That'll cause fatigue. That'll cause chronic pain.   That'll cause other chronic conditions, and that 
can happen for five or 10 years before anybody   Goes, "Oh, you know what? You're pre diabetic." 
So now you're getting numbness and tingling in   Your feet at night and you're getting lightheaded. 
And when your blood sugar drops you get irritable   And shaky and you want to choke your husband or 
your wife or whatever because you get so jittery,   And it's food that you ate on Monday morning 
that was creating this chemical response,   That was creating other physiology to go off.
That food over a period of time can actually   Screw up your hormone metabolism. It can set off 
biochemical processes that in tern will screw   Up your female hormones, and I guess guy hormones 
too but I treat a lot more females than guys so   I think in those terms. But female hormones 
are much more sensitive than guy's hormones   For obvious reasons, and for so many reasons.
And then there's autoimmune disease. So I just   Have patients that come in here and I have so much 
online on autoimmune disease, so I guess everybody   In the world's not watching my stuff, because I 
have so many people come in here and they're just   Oblivious to all of the triggers for autoimmune 
disease. To me, I mean, this is something that   I have been bathed in for a couple of decades 
now, and so it's hard for me to understand that   Somebody would have Hashimoto's doesn't know that 
if they eat gluten, it's not just going to blow  

Them up. It's not just going to blow up their 
thyroid and cause about 20 different symptoms.   It's going to blow up maybe their cerebellum and 
cause them to be dizziness, vertical balance.   Maybe they have celiac and they don't know it, 
so now they're going to have chronic diarrhea.  So there's triggers like that, there's 
food triggers that are actual triggers for   Autoimmune thyroid disease and autoimmune disease 
in general. There are certain triggers that are   Going to blow up your eczema, your psoriasis 
and so on. So you have food sensitivities   And you have triggers, and then you have 
the downstream effects of what occurs when   Your body responds negatively to those 
triggers, and then you have allergies.   Allergies, which actually again, the peanut 
allergy, everybody's familiar with that. Then   You have those types of [inaudible 00:11:29].
Food is huge. If I have somebody comes in here   And they're not on board with changing their diet 
and they're not on board with testing or food   Sensitivities, we have no gain. We're not even 
treating. I have people who yell at me. "Well,   I just read that and I've heard it's a bunch of 
crap," and I don't care what you've heard. I mean,   This is what I do for a living. If we don't do 
this, you're not going to get better. And if you   Don't get better, you're going to be ticked off 
at me, not you. And you're going to say, "Well,   You should have known to do that." Well, I do! 
So, if you ever call me and you want me to help   You just know you're getting a food sensitivity 
test and your diet's changing, and we don't use   One diet, just another perfect example.
We use 15 different diets. We use two   Basic diets that we've put together, one for 
SIBO, one for oral tolerance, which is food   Sensitivities. But then within the framework of 
that, there's like 13 other different diets that   There are nuances there that we have to work into 
those diets for that person's specific issues.  And so, hey, foods I'm always marvel at it. I'm 
thinking, how can you not think that something   That you put in your mouth and it goes into your 
intestines, which is the one thing that connects   Your insides to the outside, is the food that you 
take from the outside was grown in the ground,   You put it in here and it goes. How could you 
think it's not a problem? That it may not be a   Problem? Probably because you eat it and you 
don't immediately drop dead so you figure,   Okay, I must be okay. But two, or three, 
or four days later, you might want to feel   Like you drop dead because yeah, foods man.
I mean, foods are a big part of the problem.   I don't think this is what the question was 
intending, but obviously you can get it into the   Glyphosates and the roundup and the insecticides 
and stuff like that. I don't think that was the   Question. That's going inside your body too, and 
for those of who think that's like… Like some   Of the people I listen to on the radio who think 
that it's not a big deal, it's a big deal. You   Can't put that stuff in your system without it 
creating an effect. Your liver's got to detoxify   It. But I don't, again, I don't, I'm not sure 
that's exactly where the question was going. 

So yes, foods can trigger just about any 
symptom you can have, truly. I mean anything   From migraines, to joint pain, to muscle aches, to 
any bowel symptom that you can possibly imagine.   And food's where it starts. If you go to an 
alternative medical practitioner and they're not   Starting with food? Whether a medical doctor and 
they're going to start putting you on chelation,   They're going to start doing, oh, MyLyme 
treatment and all this type of stuff. Or it's   A functional medicine doctor, and they're 
giving you the standard AI paleo diet,   Which I use but not for everybody. Or 
they don't start with a diet. I see a   Lot of them come in from other functional medicine 
practitioners and with bags of supplements. Okay,   I'm sorry that if you don't start a diet, then 
that person's not practicing. They don't have a   Knowledge of chronic conditions and chronic pain 
and chronic fatigue the way they should have. So   Yes, food is a huge factor in creating chronic 
pain, chronic fatigue, and chronic conditions.

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