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A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach to Healing Pain, Inflammation and Chronic Ailments in Musicians, Athletes, Dancers and Everyone Else

By , Clarinetist of the Orion Ensemble
Sally Fallon, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation
Dr. John D. Turner, DC, CCSP, DIBCN
Former National Qualifying Gymnast

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Performance without Pain, A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach to Healing Pain, Inflammation and Chronic Ailments in Musicians, Athletes and Dancers and Everyone Else, is co-authored by Kathryne Pirtle, clarinetist of the Orion Ensemble, Dr. John Turner, DC, CCSP, DIBCN, a prominent chiropractic physician, and Sally Fallon, best selling author of Nourishing Traditions and international nutrition lecturer. It discusses the prevalence and dietary causes of inflammatory and related chronic illness and digestive ailments, such as acid reflux disease, Celiac and Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome in our population. These ailments, that are affecting the health of a growing percentage of our people, can also seriously curtail the careers of people in high-performance fields such as music, athletics and dance.

This book promotes an understanding of the integral relationship between degenerative illness in our society and rampant malnutrition caused by our modern foods, food supply, and nutritional dictates. It offers solutions to healing through a diet based on traditional nutrient-dense foods founded on the infallible research done on healthy populations worldwide; populations that had no chronic illness.

Since 2004, Kathryne Pirtle and Dr. John Turner have presented seminars to orchestras, dance companies, university music and dance students, in Autism conferences, public schools and in lecture series in public forums such as libraries and health food stores.They have also given radio and television interviews throughout the country. Their engaging presentations advance an understanding of the necessary nutritional elements that help heal the human body and mind to promote a higher level of health; factors which contribute to the ability of accomplishing life goals.

Sylvia Myintoo Violinist

This book helped save my life. Last year, at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis after a colonoscopy and several months of diarrhea. I lost a total of 30 pounds, and became so sick that I could not eat or get out of bed. Thank God for Kathryne Pirtle’s book and all of her insight. I started with bone broth soups and little by little used the information from the chapters “Foods that Heal”, as well as “Supplements” and “Making it Practical”. The information in this book, as well as the Weston A. Price Foundation saved my life. I relish my cod liver oil everyday, my raw dairy and grass fed beef. I am med free and healthy, back to my normal weight.

I want to share with everyone I know the information I learned in her book. It is very straight forward, easy to read and life transforming. I highly recommend it to all who are suffering and in pain, and seeking optimal health.

Rachel R. Resch Physical Therapist

Must read for musculoskeletal problems. This book is a life saver! Two weeks after beginning Ms. Pirtle’s food plan, my debilitating, chronic knee pain improved 80%. Today I am pain free and in the best shape of my life.

As a physical therapist, I had tried everything I knew: physical therapy, osteopathy, homeopathy, prolotherapy, supplementation, anti-inflammatories, etc. A doctor suspected rheumatoid arthritis because of all the inflammation in the joint. RA – no; inflammation – yes.

It’s no secret that many of today’s chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and asthma have been linked to systemic inflammation, and musculoskeletal pain is no exception.

While not every element of a program may fit everybody, the premise of this program is unquestionably sound and the advice excellent. Musculoskeletal pain and systemic inflammation are by-products of our vitamin D deficient society. Ms. Pirtle’s plan outlines a program rich in vitamin D and other nutritional factors that heal systemic inflammation.

“Performance Without Pain” is a part of an increasing movement of people who are finding healing through following the wise nutritional methods of our ancestors as modern dogmas have failed completely.”

Some examples are: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats, and Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods.

Such information is vital for us as a society as we continue to explore lifestyle factors that contribute to health and healing. I believe the field of nutritional medicine is in its infancy, and 10, 20, 100 years from now, people will look back on texts such as these as the foundation of modern nutrition.

Paul Yeager Author, Immune

Truly Visionary Material

Nothing motivated me to achieve excellence in my own personal health and well-being as did Kathryne Pirtle’s book Performance without Pain. As a lifelong classical violinist dealing with various repetitive stress injuries and spinal scoliosis, I’ve been into the dietary healing wisdom of the Weston A. Price and Price-Pottenger Foundations for some time, but it was Kathryne Pirtle’s book that cemented the pieces of my health puzzle together by exposing the profoundly simple connections between diet and chronic inflammation/chronic stress. The way Kathryne relates her own story is superb. Furthermore, Performance without Pain reigns supreme as THE #1 PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE for transitioning away from the toxic poisons of Standard American Diet (SAD) and into a totally new way of life based on the healing wisdom of nutrient-dense, traditional foods. If you perform–in everything ranging from figure skating to life itself–you need this book!

So much suffering

Have you ever asked yourself why so many people are suffering from serious inflammatory conditions and why digestive disorders have become so common? The prevalence of these related chronic ailments is a modern phenomenon and they are at the core of most degenerative conditions that people experience today.

Not just for performers
These ailments afflict not only performers, but people in all walks of life, from the amateur sports enthusiast and those who use computers, to the supermarket checkout employee engaged in repetitive motion.

There is an answer!
Performance Without Pain provides a practical step-by-step plan for healing pain and inflammation, helping you lead a healthy and productive life.

How to Determine Facts from Trends. Learn the difference between true nutritional principles that are based on healthy people and our nutritional trends that are often developed from a profit-driven industrial farming and pharmaceutical industry.

  • What foods did our ancestors enjoy that promoted optimal health.
  • Learn about the infallible nutritional research done on healthy populations worldwide–populations that had no chronic illness.
  • Learn how nutrient-dense, enzyme-rich, traditional foods aid in healing chronic ailments and building optimal health.
  • Understand the connection of common ailments to our modern foods—ailments such as chronic inflammation, tendonitis, acid-reflux disease, Celiac and Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Learn how career-threatening problems for musicians, dancers and athletes, such as chronic tendonitis and muscle weakness, are often related to digestive disorders and malnourishment.
  • Learn what foods can best heal the digestive tract and offer ample nutrients to rebuild the body.