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Natural Pain Relief

By Donna Wormser

Natural Pain ReliefLet me share a few natural painkillers that really work for you…..Yes, at my age and life style pain is part of living but I would like to share for JOINT PAIN season your food with turmeric.  This powerful spice is on par with over the counter and prescription painkillers!!!  Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, soaks into damaged joint tissues, where it shuts down the pain and inflammation triggering COX-2 enzyme says Robin Miller, M.D.  There are many other great benefits of Turmeric that you can find on the internet.

TIGHT MUSCLES, take MSM.  This is another non-prescription item that truly works….Taking up to 3,000 mg of the natural sulfur compound methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) daily revs blood flow to muscles and calms inflammation, easing muscle soreness by up to 82 percent according to doctors at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.  It is great for sore race horses and is also great for humans!!!

HEADACHY? Sip peppermint tea.  Barometric flux can trigger headaches, but studies at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago show that inhaling the scent of peppermint can ease pain in 10 minutes.  Credit its menthol, which blocks pain signals from scalp nerves.  For a sweet way to get the benefits, sip iced peppermint tea, which also soothes stress.  To make a pitcher, pour 2 cups of boiling water over 4 peppermint tea bags or several fresh sprigs and steep 6 minutes.  Stir in 1/4 cup of honey, the juice of a lemon and 2 cups of cold water.  Pour over ice and enjoy..

STIFF KNEES, rub on sesame oil twice daily .  British Researchers say the plant extract is rich in compounds that lower the production of pain causing inflammatory proteins called cytokines and speed healing of damaged tissues.  Since there is relatively little muscle and fat covering the knees, sesame oil can easily soak into inflamed tissues, soothing pain in just one week!!!!!!!!!!!!

 






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Raw Broccoli & Cauliflower Couscous

Raw Broccoli & Cauliflower Couscous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Waddell

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INGREDIENTS

1/4 head cauliflower

1/2 head broccoli

3 tbsp. dill

Zest of 1 large lemon

2 tbsp. lemon juice

Herbamare to taste (I highly recommend purchasing this, it is 17 different herbs and spices with some sea salt)

1 tbsp. nutritional yeast

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor, to the point where the mixture looks like couscous. Set aside.


Green Goddess Salad Dressing

3/4 cup cashews, soaked for 30 minutes

1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro (can use parsley also or Dill)

1 – 2 small cloves garlic

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp Braggs apple cider vinegar

1 tsp nori or dulse flakes

Small amounts of water to blend to the consistency of a salad dressing or you can make it thicker to use as a dip for raw vegetables.

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

Combine the broccoli/cauliflower mixture with the dressing.

 

 






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Raw “Parm”

Raw Parm 

 

 

Debbie Waddell

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of Walnuts or cashews

1/4 cup of Nutritional Yeast Flakes

Herbamare to taste or Salt and Pepper Garlic powder to taste.

 

Directions:

1. Place the nuts and nutritional yeast in a food processor and process until they are the consistency of flour or you can also use a coffee grinder.

I put this into a shaker and love to put in on raw or cooked pasta and it is so yummy to sprinkle on air popped corn!

 

 






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Deb’s Heart Healthy Asian Salad Dressing

Deb's Heart Healthy Asian Salad Dressing

 

 

 

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INGREDIENTS

2 TBSP of hummus (I make mine without oil) Oasis has an awesome fat free hummus which the Green Apple sells) But feel free to use any plain hummus you like.

2/3 cup of Orange Juice

3 Tbsp. of white miso

2 Tbsp. of Bragg’s aminos

2 Tbsp. of fresh minced ginger

1 clove of garlic

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PREPARATION

Put everything in blender and blend till smooth.

 

 






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Raw Burritos

Raw Burritos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Karin Sweet

INGREDIENTS:

Mash an avocado

Add Chopped Vegetables of your choice

Salt

Pepper

Garlic Powder

Lemon juice

 

DIRECTION:

Serve in romaine lettuce

 






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