Anti-Inflammatory Juice

by Dr Melissa West on August 8, 2013

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Juice to decrease Inflammation:


Anti Inflammatory Juice Anti Inflammatory JuiceThis past week my friend and colleague Lisa who filmed the Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A & B) and who also answered your questions on Chaturanga, asked me to put together a juice for inflammation for her.

First of all, lets look at what inflammation is in your body. Things like minor injuries, infections to more serious conditions such as migraines, fibromyalgia, arthritis and colitis can result in inflammation in your body. What happens in your body responds to infection, toxins, and injury by creating inflammation in your body.Your body’s inflammatory response can range from redness and swelling to pain and heat.

Foods high in beta cryptoxanthin help with inflammation, these include: peppers, pumpkin, winter squash, persimmons (yum), tangerines, papayas. Zeaxanthin, which is found in leafy green vegetables yellow and orange fruits and veggies is a carotenoid that helps reduce inflammation and also has anti-inflammatory qualities.

Here are some other fruits and veggies that reduce inflammation:

  • celery
  • purple cabbage
  • lettuce, spinach, turnip greens
  • oranges, grapefruit and lemons

Anti-Inflammatory Juice

2 apples
1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cut into pieces (use an apple peeler to peel the squash)
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

This recipe comes from Carole Jacobs “The Everything Juicing Book”

 

  • Barb38

    This looks wwonderful!  I just have to get some pumpkin pie spice!  My absolute favorite juice so far is the anti-cancer juice.  Mahhvelous, darling!
    Love, as always to you, Tim, and Trinity.  Namaste,xoxo

    • http://www.melissawest.com/ DrMelissaWest

      Barb38 It is definitely worth getting the pumpkin pie spice Barb! Trinity loved it! I couldn’t believe how delicious it was :) Glad you liked the anti-cancer juice too! :) Thanks for all the love. xo Melissa

  • DebraGrant1

    I am a teenager and from 4 weeks I had been experiencing lower back pain. I got hurt while playing tennis. As the days progressed, it got worse and the pain was intense. I felt like ripping off my back. The pain was so sharp that it was impossible for me to stand straight. Since then I was wondering for resolving my pain. Suddenly someone told me to prefer Herbal supplements and after taking it I felt comfortable and even bending, running has become possible for me. 
    Source: http://www.jointhealthmagazine.com/

  • anona mouse.p

    I am 48, nearly 49 with a mystery as to a source of chronic inflammation. I stepped up Juicing to four full pints of 80green /20 fruit to “flush the inflammatory pain away” yet its not working yet. .I am considered slim and did lose too much weight at my first JuiceFast for 8Days ; my friend and I had not seen advice as yours to only fast for three days. I Will write this, I was able to be moderately active, work my job and socialize with friends without need for any pain medicine for almost Six months. This was mid-2011 age 45 with no signs of Hormones slipping out of Balance.
    My Question is, with your Medical Knowledge and Juicing expertise; will the Daily High Alkaline Juices eventually “flush the pain away” or has Menopause triggered an auto-immune condition?
    My NHS doctor simply prescribes omeparazole and naproxen with no regard for the health of my Stomach. I am desperately trying to save it ad well through Green Juicing. Thank You and your Readers for your time.

    • http://www.MelissaWest.com/ Dr. Melissa West

      Dear Anona Mouse P. Thank you for your question. I am a Ph.D. in communications and culture and not a medical doctor, so I do not have medical knowledge, only an interest juicing. I highly recommend that you consult with a medical professional – either a medical doctor, naturopathic doctor or traditional chinese medicine doctor about your condition. This is way out of my range of expertise. Your medical professional will be able to advise you on how to move forward to deal with your chronic inflammation. Wishing you all the best. Warmly, Melissa

      • anona mouse.p

        Thank you for your reply and apologies for my misunderstanding your area of study. I will go back to my doctor. X

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