During the past few years we have learned many things about how diet and nutrition affect aging and many forms of chronic disease, including heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Indeed there are similarities with understanding how nutrition affects pain and fatigue. This lecture discusses how certain foods in our patients’ diets actually stop their bodies from healing, and get in the way of rehabilitation. Moreover, certain foods may increase pain for days or even weeks at a time from a single exposure. There are 3 main rules to nutrition that get people out of pain, and they are reviewed in a manner that is easy to understand. Suggestions will be made for specific nutrients that will augment healing and/or more quickly reduce pain.