Three Spices for Pain Relief

Anti-inflammatory spices, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon provide pain relief, naturally. These spices help relieve pain without harmful side effects. Of course, you also need to eliminate sugar and processed junk food. Sugar significantly worsens pain and inflammation. Sugar and highly processed food also impair tissue healing.


Turmeric is a root containing curcumin, a yellow pigment and powerful anti-inflammatory substance for pain relief. Turmeric works well for treating pain and joint stiffness. It also relieves indigestion and prevents stomach ulcers. Some studies show that turmeric improves depression and anxiety. Try using turmeric in recipes for grains, vegetables, tea, or smoothies.


Ginger is a root that relieves arthritis pain, muscle soreness, indigestion, acid reflux, nausea, and migraine headaches. Ginger is a remarkable anti-inflammatory food. The pain relief is fast acting and reliable. Try using fresh ginger root in tea, smoothies, and cooked vegetables.


Cinnamon is a bark that relieves soreness, pain, and inflammation. Cinnamon also lowers blood sugar in diabetes and reduces cholesterol. Cinnamon is a delicious spice to use in oatmeal, baked desserts, smoothies, and tea.

Turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon are three spices proven safe and effective for relieving inflammation and pain. Start using these natural foods to provide pain relief without the risks of medications.

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About the Author:

Dr. Carla Hightower, MD, MBA is a certified integrative health coach, speaker, and corporate wellness consultant. She helps busy people develop healthier lifestyle habits and use plant-based nutrition so they can heal themselves. She provides educational information through her health coaching services and an online course on diabetes. In addition she is an engaging speaker on the subject of plant-based food and healthy lifestyle habits that improve health, energy and productivity. In her prior career she practiced anesthesiology for 21 years. In the midst of that career she overcame personal health challenges by adopting a plant-based lifestyle. Also, she observed that most of her patients were suffering from preventable complications of chronic lifestyle diseases. From those experiences she is motivated to teach people how to take full control of their health through better eating and lifestyle habits.

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