Green Smoothie with Blueberries to Lower Inflammation and Reduce Pain

Video by Dr. John Wertish

Blueberries to Lower Inflammation

I wish health was as easy as taking a pill, but the truth is that it is a lifestyle choice.  Chronic inflammation can cause pain and worse could lead to life threatening diseases. Berries have always been one of my personal favorites not only because of the flavor but because they can grow in harsher climates. That leads to powerful antioxidants that can have huge healing prosperities. One of my favorites is blueberries. Frozen or fresh, organic blueberries can pack a punch for flavor and health benefits. Below is a quote from a research article that shows eating blueberries can have an impact on our body’s inflammation and insulin sensitivity.


“The observation that insulin sensitivity increased without a change in body weight suggests that the blueberry bioactives had a direct effect on increasing whole-body insulin action.”

“Increased consumption of berries has been shown to improve cognitive function, risk of cardiovascular disease, and cancer.“

  • 1 cup of Blue Berries- organic
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of Spinach- Organic
  • 1 half an avocado
  • 1 cup of organic unsweetened Almond Milk.

April J. Stull, Katherine C. Cash, William D. Johnson, Catherine M. Champagne, William T. Cefalu, Bioactives in Blueberries Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Obese, Insulin-Resistant Men and Women, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 140, Issue 10, October 2010, Pages 1764–1768,

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 Chiropractors located in St. Louis Park, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of diabetes and other diseases!