Reduce Inflammation That Leads to Pain

Shared by Dr. John Wertish

Reduce Inflammation That Leads to Pain

Salad dressings in stores can be high vegetable oils that can cause inflammation in the body. This can lead to headaches, back pain, and neck pain. One of my favorite lunch foods is salad and can be a flavorful way to get your serving of vegetables.  If you prep the salad dressing on the weekend, it makes it much easier to pack a salad for lunch. The trick is to get the salad dressing to taste good. Olive oil is a great base of the dressing that has so many health benefits. Oil can reduce inflammation in the body and health us with weight loss. It has also been shown to help prevent diseases such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance. Fats are essential for us to get daily, and they taste great.

Get your healthy fats in to help with inflammation. Try this recipe out!

  • ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Scant ½ cup fresh organic lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of unfiltered raw honey (optional for sweetness)

Place the oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, and salt in a glass jar, and shake until combined. Alternatively, you can whisk the ingredients together in a bowl until emulsified.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Whisk or shake before using, as it will separate.



Seidita A, Soresi M, Giannitrapani L, Di Stefano V, Citarrella R, Mirarchi L, Cusimano A, Augello G, Carroccio A, Iovanna JL, Cervello M. The clinical impact of an extra virgin olive oil enriched mediterranean diet on metabolic syndrome: Lights and shadows of a nutraceutical approach. Front Nutr. 2022 Aug 4;9:980429. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.980429. PMID: 35990331; PMCID: PMC9386289.


Our Message

Our Chiropractors located in St. Louis Park, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., know how to get you out of pain through better movement AND making sure you are getting the proper nutrients. We also teach our patients how to manage their stress for optimal health. When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you, choose one who will not only help with your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle so you can stay out of pain. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier and prevent injury and pain!