Heart-healthy Peanut Butter Pumpkin-spiced Oatmeal

Pumpkin seeds contain both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.  Both of these fats are considered essential because our bodies can not make them, therefore we have to consume them in our diet.  Omega 3s and 6s regulate our body’s response to inflammation making them a great food for someone living with chronic inflammation. […]

Anti-Inflammatory Red Apple Broccoli Salad

The skins of red apples and purple onions contain the antioxidant anthocyanins that help reduce inflammation.  Broccoli is a great source of antioxidants too but specifically sulforaphane which has awesome anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to keep that heart healthy.  Greek yogurt is a great source of probiotics that will put good bacteria in […]

Pain-Free Morning Parfait

1/2c. plain Greek yogurt (for the vitamin d and calcium to strengthen bones) 1 tbsp almond butter (calcium, protein, magnesium, alpha linolenic acid to help with inflammation) 1/2c. blueberries (anthocyanins to help prevent gout) Optional: chia seeds for omega 3s, other types of berries, cherries, low sugar/high fiber granola In a bowl, start with the […]

Hydrating Watermelon Cherry Salad

2 cups cubed watermelon (contains 92% water) 1/4 cup mint leaves torn (mint has methol which helps relax muscles) 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved (cherries contain quercetin which helps fight inflammation) Mix all ingredients together and serve chilled. Cayla Jablonski, RDN is the lead dietitian and nutritionist at Integrative Pain Specialists. A self-proclaimed “anti-dietitian,” […]

Low Stress Cashew Crusted Baked Salmon

Fatty fish such as salmon and artic char provide healthy Omega 3s that help with stress on the body by balancing out our hormones and help reduce inflammation. Salmon also contains magnesium which will help fight against headaches and fatigue.  Cashews provide zinc which will help with anxiety and depression. Parsley has cancer-fighting properties as […]