Saturday, March 19, 2011

Was It The Pineapple?

For about a month or so I was having a lot of lower back pain. It was almost impossible to sit or put my socks on. So when my sister asked me to go to lunch; I was happy to see her, but knew that sitting for any amount of time was going to be miserable. At first it was miserable, but we ended up sitting and talking for about 3 hours, and when we got up to leave...my back was feeling so much better. The next morning I cut a fresh pineapple for breakfast and then went about cleaning and working at the computer. At some point I realized that my back wasn't hurting...and concluded that the only thing I had done differently was eat fresh pineapple at lunch the day before and that morning. So online I went and sure enough there's a lot of information about pineapple being used as an anti-inflammatory. The main enzyme in pineapple, Bromelain, is used for pain and inflammation. So, I don't know for sure, but I feel that eating fresh pineapple really did the trick for me! It's worth a try, if you can eat pineapple. My sister-in-law would end up in the ER...she's allergic. Anyway, I thought that I should share my story...just in case this yummy fruit could be the answer for someone else.

Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Wow Deb. That just amazes me. Having fibromyalgia...maybe this would work for me too? I think I'll give it a try...

Diane said...

Well, thank you Deb very very much--I've been having problems with my hip and leg--I will try this!!

Tracey said...

I am so glad the pineapple seems to have helped you Deb! You just never know, huh?
I love pineapple but my dear friend is extremely allergic to it too.
Tracey

Brian said...

That's so cool! I need to tell my Dad, he has back pain too...like you said, worth a try!