VIDEO – Pain-Less Nutrition – can food change your pain? (plus additional information)
Welcome to Pain-Less Nutrition
Pain-Less Nutrition – can food change your pain? Join Dr Deepak Ravindran, Alicja Wypasek and “Mr Cookfulness” Ian Taverner as they discuss how and why nutrition is important for people living with persistent pain and whether the food we eat can affect our pain.
Dr Deepak Ravindran is the best selling author of The Painfree Mindset, Alicja Wypasek is a registered Nutritionist and Ian Taverner is Mr. Cookfulness himself – bios are below.
This event was held in two parts – held on the 2nd December, and part two on the 9th December 2021. Please see below for more information on the event, its presenters, recipes and more information.
Pain-Less Nutrition – Part One
Pain-Less Nutrition – Part Two
The presenters are as follows:
Dr. Deepak Ravindran
Dr. Deepak Ravindran has over 20 years of experience in Pain Medicine and is Clinical Lead in Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, one of the busiest General Hospitals in the UK.
He is one of the very few consultants in the UK who holds triple certification in musculoskeletal, pain medicine and lifestyle medicine. He also is an honorary consultant to the award-winning community Pain service, IPASS, for the county of Berkshire. Recently, he helped set up and leads the Berkshire Longcovid Integrated service.
Dr. Deepak Ravindran is a speaker, podcast host of “Pain Speak” and author of the Best Selling book “The Pain Free Mindset” – a book aimed at patients suffering with pain but also immensely useful for all healthcare professionals in understanding all the recent advances around pain management and scientific evidence-based way of managing and overcoming pain. Dr. Deepak Ravindran is an ‘upstreamist’ with a trauma informed approach to pain practice.
Find him at
Find his book here.
Alicja Wypasek is registered Nutritionist with registration number 10979 & Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional. MSc Food Science & Nutrition, MSc Biochemistry, ANutr, PT, Certified in Lifestyle Medicine (Dip BSLM/IBLM)
Alicja is full qualified Registered Nutritionist with a Masters in Nutrition and full Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional, with a wealth of experience on helping people to become healthy, energised and pain free, equipping them with knowledge and techniques to improve their life style.
Alicja, as a certified Lifestyle Medicine professional is “treating the cause” of most of modern diseases, not focusing only on the symptoms but getting to the root of the problem. In her practice the food is medicine, and the patient is the guide. Therapeutic food plans are prescribed personally, designed specifically to the patient condition based on knowledge she gained with the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Some of Alicja’s key areas of expertise include weight and pain management, gastrointestinal diseases (Crohn’s, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac, ulcerative colitis, haemorrhoids, etc), food intolerance, thyroid problems, pregnancy and preconception, fatigue, skin health, hormonal imbalances, auto-immune disease (including Hashimoto’s Disease), etc.
Additionally, Alicja works with clients looking for Sport Nutrition Strategies for their athletic performance or to manage their medical conditions with a balanced diet.
Alicja usually works providing one-to-one advice for individuals, as well as delivering services to non-profit organisations, running nutrition workshops for sport clubs, groups and private companies etc.
Alicja communicates in an easy to understand way. She will keep you up to date with the latest scientific sources and strongest evidence-based modalities available. She provides her service in English, Spanish and Polish.
More details and qualifications here.
Ian Taverner is the creator and writer of Cookfulness, and is a chronic fibromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety and depression survivor. He wants to show you that you really can benefit from the therapeutic power of cooking no matter what level of pain, fatigue or anxiety you are feeling!
The Cookfulness concept
Ian Taverner is the creator of a brand new type of cookbook – Cookfulness – which strip away many of the barriers associated with cooking, replacing them with positive stepping stones to help you achieve, no matter what type of day you are having. The ‘Cookfulness’ concept takes much of the mystery and pressure out of cookery, turning it into a joyful and rewarding activity for all.
Find the book here.
Ian has done some events and videos for the Footsteps Festival and a playlist of these can be found here.
An article in PosAbility magazine here.
Ian can be found:
Recipes from Alicja Wypasek
(includes the recipes for the Peanut butter dressing, Mustard dressing, Lemon tahini dressing and Caesar dressing)
Below are videos from Cookfulness’ Ian Taverner showing how to make some of Alicja’s recipes. Enjoy!
Lemon Energy Balls
Peanut Butter dressing
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