Lower Pain by Lowering Inflammation

Video by Dr. John Wertish

Cherries are a powerful fruit that is high in antioxidants that can lower pain. What we put in our bodies has an influential effect on how our body processes inflammation and heals tissue. Cherries are packed with vitamins including vitamin C that help tissue repair. As you help with pain this powerful food can lower your insulin levels and improve your insulin sensitivity. Cherries are also high in antioxidants such as anthocyanins, hydoxycinnamates, Flavin-3-ols. These nutrients will fight oxidation in your body and lower inflammation. Here are a few quotes below from a research article about cherries and the impact on our health.

“Increased oxidative stress contributes to development and progression of several human chronic inflammatory diseases. Cherries are a rich source of polyphenols and vitamin C which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.”

“Berries contain vitamin C and are also a rich source of phytochemicals, especially anthocyanins which occur along with other classes of phenolic compounds, including ellagitannins, flavan-3-ols, procyanidins, flavonols and hydroxybenzoate derivative. (2)”

Try our shortcut to health with this powerful smoothie.

  • 1 Cup on organic spinach
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 whole organic avocado
  • 1 cup or organic red cherries (pitted)

Throw in the essential nutrients, Innate Choice Probiotics and Omega 3’s with A+D, to make this smoothie a short cut to health!


Kelley, D.S.; Adkins, Y.; Laugero, K.D. A Review of the Health Benefits of Cherries. Nutrients 2018, 10, 368. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10030368

Our Message

We love to help our patients in East Dallas stay healthy. We are here to relieve back pain, neck pain and headaches while also teaching about how our diet and stress effects our over all health. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of diseases. Our Doctors, near the corner of Mockingbird Ln. and Abrams Rd., want to help you stay healthy and out of pain! So, remember, Lower Pain by Lowering Inflammation!