Monday, February 11, 2013

What's in your kitchen to help with pain: Pineapple

We've talked garlic and turmeric for reducing inflammation but you don’t cook and want an easy way to eat something that may reduce pain.

The enzyme bromelain comes from pineapples, primarily the skin and leaves of the plant. A clinical study conducted by Dr. Sarah Brien was published in the "Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal" in 2004. The research results suggest that bromelain has analgesic properties, and may be effective for treatment of osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, in addition to being efficacious in the treatment of edema and deep vein thromboses. Ongoing research is needed to support these claims. Like turmeric, bromelain has the ability to thin the blood. Individuals who desire to use this enzyme for the treatment of long-term conditions such as arthritis, or those taking blood thinners should consult with their practitioners before starting to use it.

Okay, bromelain….but what is it and how can I find and easy way to use it to help reduce my pain from inflammation?

Best way to get Bromelain:  Pineapple!

Lessened Time and Degree of Inflammation:  “Bromelain enzymes have been used with dramatic success to treat rheumatoid arthritis and speed tissue repair as a result of injuries, diabetic ulcers, and general surgery. Bromelain enzymes are present in raw pineapple or freshly squeezed juice, although they are more diluted than the enzymes used in research.” (

I want to add another benefit of pineapple:  helps with food digestion:  Enzymes Break Down Protein and Pineapple enzymes act specifically to break down protein, helping ease digestion.  (

Want a great recipe that will help ease digestion before a big meal?
Grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, apples and grapes in equal portions mixed together.  Serve this fruit cocktail before you eat your big meal and it will help with your digestion.

This information is not intended to take the place of medical treatment.  It is for your information and should you choose to add cinnamon to your diet please consult you Doctor as there are side effects that we will discuss next time.

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