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13 Foods that Fight Pain

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13 Foods that Fight Pain

While many foods taste great, they are also powerful healers in a vibrant multicolor disguise. The best healing remedies also taste fabulous (I can’t say that about any prescription medications). Plus, foods won’t cause the nasty common side effects that most drugs cause.

1. Cherries
Muraleedharan Nair, PhD, professor of natural products and chemistry at Michigan State University, found that tart cherry extract is ten times more effective than aspirin at relieving inflammation. Only two tablespoons of the concentrated juice need to be taken daily for effective results. Sweet cherries have also been found to be effective.

2. Blackberries 3. Raspberries 4. Blueberries and 5. Strawberries
Dr. Nair later found the same anti-pain compound in berries like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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3:25PM PDT on Jul 15, 2014

I am so glad I have all of them regularly, except for Fish !

9:11AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

Mmm, berries............ :-)

4:26AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014


10:09AM PDT on Jul 8, 2014

Interesting article made all the better by the fact it promotes foods that are tasty, personally things like strawberries and blackberries are altogether TOO tasty!

3:48AM PDT on Jul 8, 2014

Thank you :)

2:23PM PDT on Jul 6, 2014

I like all these.But how much does it take,and how often,to be effective?

7:04PM PDT on Jul 5, 2014


5:52PM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

I knew about ginger, turmeric and celery, but thanks for another reason to eat cherries and berries.

8:02AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

I suffer from arthritis and was prescribed Celebrex. I had to stop taking it because it made my stomach run and I lost too much weight. I eat very healthily but must include more of the food items recommended.

5:42AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

Wow! I love it when really great things are actually recommended!

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