Pineapple to Lower Inflammation

Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland

When looking to spice up your next green smoothie this week, try adding a handful of pineapple to not only give It a great sweet flavor, but pineapple is also loaded with digestive enzymes that will help your body process your food more efficiently.  The enzyme that is responsible for this is bromelain which aids in decreasing inflammation and swelling.  A vast majority of the pain we experience and the diseases we encounter in the world today stem from too much chronic inflammation in our bodies.  This is exactly why we need to not only address how well the body is moving when it comes to a new patient that has pain, but we also need to look at their diet and how well they are fueling their cells.  Below are a couple key findings from the research that supports the various ways bromelain supports or cells and tissues.  

“Bromelain accounts for many therapeutic benefits like the treatment of angina pectoris, bronchitis, sinusitis, surgical trauma, and thrombophlebitis, debridement of wounds, and enhanced absorption of drugs, particularly antibiotics.”

“It also relieves osteoarthritis, diarrhea, and various cardiovascular disorders. Bromelain also possesses some anticancerous activities and promotes apoptotic cell death.”

When it comes to how we approach pain, our Chiro Health clinics always address the foods and nutrients that our patients consume for this exact reason.  We need to ensure the body has the ability to health from the inside out, because this is important for not only getting out of pain but staying out of pain.

  • 1 cup almond milk or milk of your choice
  • 1/2 banana frozen
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup of ice


Pavan R, Jain S, Shraddha, Kumar A. Properties and therapeutic application of bromelain: a review. Biotechnol Res Int. 2012;2012:976203. doi: 10.1155/2012/976203. Epub 2012 Dec 10. PMID: 23304525; PMCID: PMC3529416.

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When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our Chiropractors located in East Dallas, near the corner of Mockingbird Ln. and Abrams Rd., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts.