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Fighting Inflammation With Fresh Foods and Chiropractic Care

By Stephen R. Farris

When it comes to inflammation, there are certain foods you can add to your diet to help combat it. Just like seasons of the year, there are certain food types that are available, yet not available throughout the year.


For instance, in the winter months you might add kale, collard greens, swiss chard, and beets to your regular diet. Beets are another source of anti-inflammatory fighting foods, along with turnips and sweet potatoes. Brussels sprouts are another good choice, and let's not forget a few fruit options such as kiwi, lemons, oranges, and pineapple.


When spring arrives, new options become available to help in the fight against inflammation with foods such as apricots, asparagus, avocados, rhubarb, carrots, mushrooms, and celery. Plus a variety of herbs.


Summertime brings many more anti-inflammatory food sources in the form of a variety of berries. Those include black berries, blueberries, strawberries, marionberries, huckleberries, gooseberries, and cloud berries. Remember that cherries, egg plant, zucchini, watermelon, green beans, honeydew melons, okra, peaches, and plums can also contribute to the fight against inflammation.


In the fall, choose from cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, winter squash, parsnips, peas, ginger, and several varieties of lettuce. Most of these can be frozen to keep for later.

Inflammation Fighting Team

When it comes to combating inflammation, especially in your back, neck, and joints, your local chiropractor can help ease your pain. Just like using fresh fruits and raw vegetables -- natural food choices -- your chiropractor also approaches pain relief through the all-natural, non-invasive, non-addictive way through chiropractic adjustments.

The chiropractic adjustment is a gentle, hands-on treatment to reduce joint restrictions, commonly called "misalignments," in your spine to help reduce inflammation to better improve function in your joints, nervous system, and give you more mobility and better range of motion. For instance, some of the benefits from chiropractic treatment include reduced pain, the ability to recover from injury or pain quicker, as well as provide:

  • Pain relief for arthritis clients

  • Pain relief for people with fibromyalgia

  • Pain relief for people with bursitis

Doctors of chiropractic are not only licensed and trained in the area of pain relief, they can also provide guidance in the area of nutrition, mental well-being, and fitness. 

Combining a healthy anti-inflammatory diet, along with regular visits to your chiropractor, could help you return to the active, vibrant lifestyle that you've been accustomed to.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Melbourne, Fla.

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