Anti-inflammatory Life is a Bowl of Cherries November 7, 2019 42 By Ewald Bahringer CategoryArticles BlogTagsabdominal pain alternative medicine anthocyanins cardiovascular disease cardiovascular health cherries complementary medicine enzymes frozen fruit heart disease heart health ibuprofen inflammation insomnia internal bleeding meat mortality muscle health muscle soreness oatmeal organ meats pain phytonutrients side effects stomach health stomach inflammation stomach ulcers tart cherries Vioxx 42 Comments Andy Vegan says: June 9, 2014 at 11:28 am Fruits and veggies for the win! Thanks Dr. Greger for another amazing discovery! Reply WellingtonBikeCam01 says: June 9, 2014 at 11:52 am I've got a pretty strong stomach, but that pictures of haggis is friggin gross. Reply Rea says: June 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm Amazing! Thanks for the information. Reply NewYorkGiants012 says: June 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm Please don't use shock and awe techniques that was truly disgusting and not needed (the haggis part, everything else was good) Reply Doug bananaboy says: June 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm stomach eating stomach yummy animal food Reply theneedledrop says: June 9, 2014 at 12:44 pm Thanks, Doc. Reply Jani M says: June 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm thanks for posting this –I always wondered what Haggis was and what it looked like. Not pretty but amazing that people would enjoy it. Thank You for all of your well made informative videos. Reply Mathieu G says: June 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm Turmeric and resveratrol are both COX-2 inhibitor. I wonder how they compare. Reply Jill McKeever says: June 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm AWESOME information! I will gladly chow down on a bag of fresh cherries the next time I'm feeling achy. You've got me thinking. Right now, sweet cherries are available in the grocery stores. It's a good time to stock up and put them in the freezer. I've found frozen cherries are not always available in the winter months. Reply terry tibbs says: June 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm Good to know, I was getting a bit worried then until you said about the cyanidins as I just bought some grape seed extract for when I go running….. Cherry season begins end June / beginning of July this year in the UK. Reply Joseph1NJ says: June 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm So, how many cherries does one need to eat to get the similar anti-inflammatory effects of one Advil (200 mg.)? Reply Chris JD says: June 9, 2014 at 6:12 pm but but… I have a slight allergy to cherries and other related fruits like apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots…. it's only slight so at most it makes me itchy and a tiny bit of swelling. I don't think this is for me LOL Reply 01 Crom says: June 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm @theadjustedamerican Eat more cherries old man. LOL Reply Michael Edie says: June 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm I can testify as fan of the channel and a haggis loving Scot……. we tend to discard the stomach lining after cooking. Reply yoyoteng says: June 10, 2014 at 1:29 am Great video. As always!!!!! Thanks Doc. Reply Emily Newman says: June 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm Wow, sweet cherries provide more anti-inflammatory capability than NSAIDS! Reply cooltoberaw says: June 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm Dear honored doctor,How many fresh sweet bing cherries would it take to equal 1 dose of ibuprofen? Let's say, 200mg of ibuprofen to Xg of bing cherries?If a bing cherry is 8g, how many cherries would = 200mg of ibuprofen?Ahh… please tell me if this calculation is correct dear, kind, good doctor:100g of bing cherries = 86.6mg of anthocyanin (fresh flesh+skin)1g of bing = .866mg anthocyanin0.866mg*X = 200mg (X = grams of bing)200/0.866 = X230.947 = X~231 grams of bing cherries = 200mg of anthocyaninSince,1 bing = 8g, 8g*X = 231g => => ~29 cherries = 200mg of anthocyaninTherefore,Eating 29 fresh bing cherries should produce an equivalent pain relief as a normal does of ibuprofen pill BUT without letting our body digest its own stomach and intestines.What do you think? P.S.8g of 1 bing might include mass of pit, which in normal cases will not be consumed and therefore changes the # of bing to equal 200mg anthocyanin.If so, a new calculation would be necessary, but I don't think the pit is more than 15% of the cherry weight, so,29 bing is accurate to a +15% rate of error (dependent on pit mass data)29 might be good, but 34 will certainly give 200mg of anthocyanin to your blood cells.Please let me know what you think about the calculation. Thank you for all that you do. Reply Eric Sandoval says: June 10, 2014 at 9:42 pm Ibuprofen is bad for you…? Reply Dalym says: June 10, 2014 at 9:50 pm I don't know if eating anything that inhibits Cox-1 regardless of anti-inflammatory benefits, is good. If advil's removal of Cox-1 can harm people, wouldn't cherry's removal of Cox-1 also be bad, just on a smaller scale?If just choose to bear with the over abundance of Cox 2, would I just have to deal with pain? My pain tolerance is very strong. Reply Betsy Cosmos says: June 11, 2014 at 1:30 am Yummy medicine!!! (BTW the opening photo is disgusting!) So glad there is a good reason to eat cherries…they are so delicious. Reply FlGSY Ratcliffe says: June 11, 2014 at 10:27 am he likes saying Cox Reply TheLance3185 says: June 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm I'm outraged that the dangers of NSAID's is not widely advised by MD's and the companies that distribute them. Another FDA/ Big Pharma "un-advertised special". Reply TheLance3185 says: June 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm So haggis is better than Advil? Reply Dwight E Howell says: June 13, 2014 at 3:06 am My anti-inflammatory of choice is turmeric. Reply Lawrence Murphy says: June 13, 2014 at 9:25 am I suffer from the occasional gout attack and take 2 x 200mg Ibuprofen for relief. Should I always take it with food to help protect my stomach? What type of food? Does it work by reducing the crystals in my joints or does it just relieve the pain? I will start buying frozen cherries if I can as the fresh ones are seasonal and very expensive. Thank you for the info. Reply missclarestube says: June 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm @NutritionFacts.org Great information, I have actually been suffering from digestive problems and found cherries to be very helpful. Do you think concentrated cherry juice would have some effect on cox-2 as well? I am hoping to use it through out the winter. Also this got me thinking about garlic, which I have heard acts like Nsaids.. do you know how much garlic inhibits cox-1 and 2? Reply blueberry11051 says: June 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm As always GREAT Info from Dr. Greger…Thank You, Sir. Reply A J says: June 16, 2014 at 11:41 am Another great video. Cheers Dr. I'm glad that I have never taken ibuprofen in my life. Reply aLOOF gOALS says: June 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm you make the best videos. Reply szaki says: July 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm The good old days! When I was a kid, use to clime up the Cherry trees with friends and eat so much cherry I barely can clime down, belly was so full, my lips bluish red from the fruit.LOL! Reply Crystal says: July 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm How many cherries would a person have to eat to have the anti inflammatory properties of an 800mg ibuprofen exactly? Thanks! Loved the video! Reply 73lmargaret says: July 7, 2014 at 2:30 am I hope you don't mind me posting the link to this video in a fb group for a particular health problem. I would love to know how many cherries are equivalent to 800mg advil. Thanks! Reply ghostofdayinperson says: July 21, 2014 at 2:44 am I'm so glad I never take over the counter headache meds Reply Napoleon says: August 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm Naproxen is some nasty stuff. It gave me hives, horrible stomach pain, and heart flutters. Reply Amanda Shaffer says: April 6, 2017 at 8:47 pm Coxblockers. Reply Apple Pie says: July 10, 2017 at 4:57 pm Just take turmeric or silk tassel problem solved Reply Closing the Loop says: July 29, 2017 at 2:42 am What can you tell us about acerola cherries? Reply rolom3 says: September 4, 2017 at 11:09 am But they still supress cox1, why is that ok? Reply Edward Bliss says: June 27, 2018 at 4:51 am After a severe gout attack in my hand/knuckle, I was diagnosed with a high level of uric acid. Currently with a mild gout attack in my toe, I've been popping 3 cherry supplements a day. I can actually feel my body adjusting to the drop in uric acid (a prickly, tingly feeling) It's almost as if my body doesn't want to let it go. Reply Celina K says: April 26, 2019 at 1:10 pm 3:25 Anthocyanins Reply Kassim Khan Khan says: May 30, 2019 at 2:42 am I think that you just save me from bleeding to death. Thanks a million Reply Eddy Basch says: November 6, 2019 at 12:54 pm How much of the fresh cherries do we need to consume for it to have an appreciable effect? Do cherry extracts or supplements work? Would be nice to know. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.