Weekly Health Note

Posted on: January 19th, 2017

When was the last time you checked out your medicine cabinet; or that shelf or drawer where you keep all of your over-the-counter medicines?  How many pain medications do you have?  Do you really need all of them?  Read on to find out about some natural pain killers that you will probably enjoy more…

FEED YOUR PAIN   By MustLoveFoods

Most pain medicines are derived from plants. So wouldn’t it be great if we could just start with the basics. Think how much better we would feel if we went straight to the source, using more “natural” pain killers without preservatives and fillers. So, if you have joint pain, try these below and see how you feel.

Green tea: Full of anti-oxidants that help block some tissue damage. Also, polyphenols suppress inflammation in arthritis (one to two cups/day).

Willow Bark: Aspirin, one of the strongest anti-inflammatory medicines is made from willow bark. It’s used for many types of joint pain (try 240mg/day).

Grapes: Grapes, especially red grapes contain RESVERATROL. This compound works to block production of inflammation (the same action as medications like Celebrex).  It also works as an anti-oxidant, too.  One cup of grapes/day will help (or a glass of red wine).


Compiled by the Lorraine Gillian Commission on Health, Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, with primary content from Dr. Nikki Martin’s Blog – http://www.mustlovefoods.com/