Quick Tip: Are you struggling with muscle inflammation?

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Recipes

gingerAs you know, good bodywork is not the only way to take care of your muscles when you’re recovering from an injury or dealing with chronic pain. Though we know we have to eat well to stay healthy, we’re not often taught natural nutritional tools to speed up our tissue’s healing process. A lot of our clients are struggling with pain that’s linked to muscle inflammation — either from injury or from general overuse. That’s why a couple weeks ago we hosted a clinic for our whole staff, focusing on how to help speed recovery in muscular tissue using nutritional tips.

The workshop was led by one of Psoas’ amazing clients, Leandra Rouse from Le’ola Wellness. She shared some therapeutic recipes with us and we wanted to share one with you, too! Check out Leandra’s recipe for anti-inflammatory water below, and let us know what you think.

Anti-Inflammatory Water

INGREDIENTS

Ground or fresh turmeric (2-4 Tbs)
1 hand of ginger
4 lemons

DIRECTIONS

Slice ginger into thick pieces and add to a large stock pot. (If using fresh turmeric, add at this point as well.) Fill the stock pot with filtered water. Bring to a boil. Once boiled, turn the water off. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the powdered turmeric. Let steep over night. Strain the next day into a container for easy use. Sip daily cold, add to hot water for a quick tea, or use as a liquid in smoothies, oatmeal, etc…

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LeandraRouse-19Leandra is a certified fitness and nutrition expert and on-camera personality at Joyus.com. She specializes in individual and corporate wellness coaching, and her philosophy is that lasting health can only come from the marriage of an active life and a healthy diet. As a corporate wellness coach, she works closely with clients to create internal wellness programs that support both the company and its employees. When not behind the camera or coaching in the corporate kitchen, you can find her running the hills of San Francisco and testing recipes for her blog Le’ola Wellness.