Dr. Travis Stork's 3 Tips to Help Reduce Joint Pain
Dr. Travis Stork, Emmy® nominated TV host of The Doctors, and board-certified emergency medicine physician, believes that looking and feeling your best starts with what you eat. Dr. Stork is a true believer of what your diet consists of significantly impacts your overall health.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I am all about an active, healthy lifestyle. What people may not know is that I have experienced significant joint pain in recent years, and do everything possible to minimize that joint pain every day,” explained Dr. Stork.
1. Turmeric can help with joint support* and reduce inflammation† due to overexertion: Turmeric is widely known to have very poor absorption. Unlike many regular1 turmeric supplements, Qunol’s soluble formula offers ultra high absorption, which is crucial to get the full benefits of turmeric. Dr. Stork explains, “Because Qunol’s turmeric formula is high in antioxidant-rich curcuminoids and efficiently absorbed into the bloodstream, it helps me get the full anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric.”
2. Anti-Inflammatory Foods: An anti-inflammatory diet consists of foods that can reduce the body’s inflammatory responses, such as whole, nutrient-rich foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants. Anti-inflammatory do’s include: dark leafy greens, cold water fish, beans, berries, cruciferous vegetables, turmeric and other spices like cinnamon, green tea, and almonds, among other nutrient and antioxidant-rich foods. Anti-inflammatory don’ts include: processed foods and meats, trans fats, sugary drinks, white bread and pasta, excess carbs, and too much alcohol.
3. Dr. Travis Stork’s Anti-Inflammatory Go-To Diet Tips: “Keep your diet clean by focusing on real, whole foods and lots of vegetables. I add turmeric spice or turmeric powder like Qunol’s Unflavored Turmeric Powder to many of my favorite foods and smoothies,” said Dr. Stork. “Try it on your eggs, favorite smoothie or tuna salad, and definitely give this creamy mashed potato recipe a try. You can even add Qunol Instant Drink Mix to water or juice, shake, and enjoy at home or on the go.”
“I started eating an anti-inflammatory diet years ago and added turmeric to my diet due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s a wonderful spice, but the reality is that you need a significant quantity of the spice in order to realize its anti-inflammatory benefits because it is not well absorbed by the body.”
†May help reduce temporary inflammation associated with physical overexertion or other lifestyle choices.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
1. Regular turmeric is standardized unformulated curcumin extract.
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