The Road to Recovery (Paved by Food)

In my practice, I see quite a few people recovering from surgery or suffering from chronic pain.  Let me tell you, what you put into your body makes a huge difference on recovery time from injuries and just how you feel overall.

Any time there is pain and swelling, there is inflammation going on. Try to eliminate inflammatory foods if you’re looking to get rid of pain and swelling. Your body will thank you. Here is a list of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods.

Inflammatory Foods






Processed Oils (Canola, “Vegetable”, Soybean, Cottonseed, Safflower, Margarine, Partially-hydrogenated anything)

Refined Grains (Pasta, Flour Breads, etc…)

Chemicals (MSG, Food Dyes, etc…) 

Anti-Inflammatory Foods



Greens and Cruciferous Veggies (Broccoli, Kale, Chard, Spinach, Dandelion, Collard Greens, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, etc…)

Berries (Organic)

Sweet Potatoes


Seaweeds (Make sure it’s not from the Pacific to avoid radiation)

Unheated Extra Virgin Coconut oil

Herbal Teas (Bilberry, Cat’s Claw, Ginger, Pau D’Arco, Red Clover, Stinging Nettle, White Willow Bark, and Yucca)

Fresh veggie juice and especially greens are great for recovery and just for feeling good everyday.

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