Hello v.com! I'm back after a couple years. Last time I posted, I was dealing with what all my doctors thought was impingement syndrome in my right shoulder. It has since been determined that the pain was really caused by food intolerances. I have essentially gone on a paleo diet and it has helped tremendously with the pain. I am gearing up for a symphony season and I cannot stress to you all enough how important diet is to your playing. My current diet is grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, low-sugar, high-protein, peanut-free, high good fat, moderate non-potato starch diet. Simply put, my staple foods currently are uncured, pastured meats, squashes, coconut, coconut oil, olive oil, berries, eggs, a bit of salt, and all vegetables get cooked. I use stevia as a sugar replacer once in a while for berry shakes that sometimes include fair trade organic cocoa powder. I eat handfuls of peanut-free nuts every now and then. The only thing I drink is water and communion wine. Sounds really restrictive, but it's simple, the pain is gone when I eat correctly, I get a lot of use from my slow-cooker, and I'm getting my life back. I dont take any painkillers. I am posting this in hopes that it might help others who are experiencing pain. It could be referred pain from an irritated gut.
Feel free to contact me if you want more details on the journey that led to this conclusion.
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