Diet Impacts Back Pain

Video by Dr. John Wertish

Diet impacts how we feel. Back pain can come from inflammation from processed foods. This back pain can be reduced by what we eat. Our Chiropractor’s at Minnesota Chiro Health of St. Louis Park, located in West End, educate on nutrition and an easy way to increase the intake of healthy foods is a green drink. A green drink is a way to help break down the cell wall and access the nutrients the food to help us heal. Eating well will help the recovery of our tissue, reduce the risk of injury, and help lower pain levels. This green drink’s highlight is raspberries. Red Raspberries contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related decline. They are high in ellagic acid, a known chemo preventative, and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.  This green drink has a sweet flavor and a great source of healthy fats from almonds and avocados.  Raspberries have many health benefits to help your immune system, gut health, and give you a burst of energy.  Here are a few quotes below from a research article about raspberries and the impact on our health.

“Red raspberries contribute to the nutritional value of a diet. They are among the highest whole food sources of dietary fiber, providing 6.5 g/100 g of fresh weight, which on a calorie basis is 12.5 g/100 kcal. They also contain vitamin C, magnesium, and a variety of other nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin K, calcium, and iron. Red raspberries also contain phytochemical components with documented biological activity, many of which were initially investigated based on their in vitro antioxidant properties. Some of these compounds are now recognized for their ability to influence cell signaling pathways that affect receptors, transporters, gene expression, and other cellular events. ”

Try our shortcut to health with this powerful recovery smoothie.

  • 1 Cup on organic spinach
  • ½ cup of organic raspberries
  • 1 whole organic avocado
  • ¼ cup of raw almonds
  • Water to taste, blend until smooth

Throw in the essential nutrients, Innate’s Choice probiotics and Omega 3’s, to make this smoothie a short cut to health!


1) Britt M Burton-Freeman, Amandeep K Sandhu, Indika Edirisinghe, Red Raspberries and Their Bioactive Polyphenols: Cardiometabolic and Neuronal Health Links, Advances in Nutrition, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 44-65, ISSN 2161-8313, (

Our Message

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 St. Louis Park Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.