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3 Natural Tips on Inflammation and Pain

Inflammation and pain is generally the body’s response after an acute injury. It is very important as it works as a reminder (making us notice the injury), and forces us to rest to let the affected area heal. Although, sometimes inflammation can become chronic.

Prolonged inflammation keeps your immune system switched on and can increase your risk of developing a chronic disease.

Below are three simple tips on foods that can help reduce inflammation and pain naturally:



Ginger is one of the best pain killers in the world! Having analgesic properties like the popular ibuprofen, only better! It contains gingerols, paradols, shogaols, and zingerone which are active ingredients that reduce pain.The recommended dosage of ginger is between 500 and 1,000 milligrams per day. Drink ginger tea (fresh is best) or place shavings in your foods, either way will give you relief from that recurring pain.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is like liquid gold or elixir when it comes to fighting pain. It is rich in antioxidant polyphenols that help reduce common pain-causing mechanism in the body. Olive oil is also a good substitute for butter, but use it carefully as it has 120 calories per tablespoon.


Turmeric (curcuma longa) is the yellow spice commonly used in Indian curries. In research it has been shown to be a more effective anti-inflammatory than steroid medications when dealing with acute inflammation. Its main therapeutic ingredient is curcumin. Research shows that curcumin suppresses pain through a similar mechanism as drugs like COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitors (without the harmful side effects). Choose a standardised extract with 1500 mg of curcumin content per day. Studies also show Turmeric to be an effective anti-depressant.


If you feel you have pain or any discomfort in your body, you can call our clinic on 9908 2844 or alternatively you can book online here.

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