Pineapple has been used for centuries to reduce pain and inflammation. It turns out that an enzyme found in pineapples called bromelain reduces swelling, bruising healing time and pain. Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory proven stronger than ibuprofen.
Though you can follow this procedure with almost any tender cut of beef (and with chicken breasts, if that direction appeals to you), it's a perfect treatment for tenderloin medallions (filet mignon). (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)
From Don Colbert, M.D. Chai spices have long been known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. Raw maca powder is a natural root that is said to balance hormones, decrease anxiety, and boost energy levels and libido. Almond butter adds a little protein kick and richness, and frozen banana with coconut milk makes it creamy and rich. Finally, flax seed adds omega's and fiber. This is a great smoothie for breakfasts