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How would you feel if you knew that everything you’ve learned about the thyroid-related symptoms and conditions you and your loved ones are living with was incorrect? That the reason you’re still enduring these symptoms was not because you have a faulty thyroid, autoimmune disease, hormonal problems, or a lot in life as a woman to experience hot flashes, thinning hair, weight gain, and other so-called menopausal symptoms?
Wouldn’t you want to know the truth immediately, especially if knowing the truth would open the way for you to recover your health and prevent or minimize future suffering?
The Thyroid Trap
Across age groups, from Baby Boomers (and their parents) to millennials, more and more people—women especially—are hearing that their thyroids are to blame for their fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, memory issues, aches and pains, insomnia, hair loss, hot flashes, night sweats, sensitivity to cold, and more. Everyone wants to know how to free themselves from the thyroid trap. Or, worse, they believe they are stuck with these symptoms for life—a victim to their own body’s rampage against itself.
As the thyroid has gotten more and more attention, though, these symptoms haven’t gone away—so many people aren’t healing. Labeling someone with “Hashimoto’s,” “hypothyroidism,” or the like doesn’t explain the myriad health issues that person may experience. That’s because there’s a pivotal truth that goes unnoticed: A thyroid problem is not the ultimate reason for a person’s illness. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of something much larger than this one small gland in the neck. It’s something much more pervasive in the body, something invasive, that’s responsible for the laundry list of symptoms attributed to thyroid disease.
In my upcoming book, Medical Medium Thyroid Healing, I reveal an entirely new take on the epidemic of thyroid illness. I empower you to become your own thyroid expert and explain in detail what the source problem really is, including what’s going on with inflammation and autoimmune disease. I also offer you a life-changing toolkit and 90-Day Thyroid Rehab plan to restore your thyroid and bring you back to health and vitality. It’s an approach unlike any other, one that is undiscovered by medical science and research.
I dedicated a chapter in my first book to thyroid health, offering you a vital look into the misinformation on thyroid conditions. In Thyroid Healing, I dedicate the entire book to revealing critical unknown truths on this life-sustaining gland and the many misunderstood conditions, symptoms and labels currently being associated with it. Despite what other books and sources say, the cause of so-called thyroid conditions and diseases don’t stem from the thyroid gland itself. A problematic thyroid is yet one more symptom of another issue, not the cause, and that’s what you and your loved ones need to know to begin healing.
What’s Really Causing Your Health Problems
If you’ve been wondering about the true cause of your health problems, Thyroid Healing is the book for you. I share the exact cause of 88 conditions and symptoms that are plaguing people today and how they develop. These problems are still a complete mystery to medical communities and include thyroid conditions like hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, enlarged thyroid, thyroid nodules, cysts, and tumors. I also include the true explanation for the cause of breast cancer, Raynaud’s disease, cystic fibrosis, mystery weight gain and loss, miscarriage, edema, irritability, depression, anxiety, restless legs, high cholesterol, aches and pains, swollen tongue, tingles and numbness, infertility, brittle nails, dry skin, loss of libido, blurry vision, fibromyalgia, MTHFR gene mutation, eczema and psoriasis, sarcoidosis, Cushing’s syndrome, plantar fascitis, and more.
If you’ve received a diagnosis or label for any of these health problems, it’s very possible you have received the wrong information unless it has come from what I’ve shared in my books, radio shows, or on my blog. I don’t say this for any reason other than the fact that it’s the truth, and it’s time for you to know what’s really behind your suffering. You deserve to know the truth once and for all so you can get your health and life back. You are not meant to get sicker as you age or to go through years of frustrating menopausal symptoms. And, you’re certainly not meant to be experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions in your younger years as you’re building your career and family, or later in life when you’re ready to slow down from a busy life juggling many different responsibilities. There is a way out for you and that’s what I’m here to share with you in my upcoming book. Thyroid Healing is available for pre-order now.
The Great Mistakes Holding You Back From Healing
In Thyroid Healing, I also introduce you to the “Great Mistakes”. These are the huge blunders and mistakes in the health and medical fields that have trapped us in a vicious and damaging cycle of misinformation, preventing millions of people from getting to the root of their health problems and healing. These Great Mistakes have become so entrenched, accepted, and normalized today that people can no longer see the fundamental flaws in these theories. These Great Mistakes are vitally important to know and understand so you can avoid the proverbial rug being pulled out from under you every time you try to take a step forward with your healing. Unfortunately, much of the brand new misinformation being released about thyroid and many other illnesses is founded on these original grave mistakes, making them flawed from the very beginning.
Thyroid Healing Recipes
Like my second book Life-Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing also includes mouthwatering, healing recipes with beautiful full color photos. These recipes have been created specifically to help you recover your thyroid health and to address the real causes behind your symptoms. You can savor delicious recipes like Apple Porridge with Cinnamon and Raisins, Wild Blueberry Pancakes, Sundried Tomato Artichoke Dip with Vegetable Crudités, Grab & Go Mason Jar Salads, “Nachos-Style” Baked Potatoes, and Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies. You’ll also be given a new repertoire of simple thyroid healing staple recipes, including simple juices, smoothies, teas, and more.
Here's Just a Little of What You'll Discover:
* The sneaky underlying cause of 95% of thyroid illnesses and many other mystery illnesses
* The 22 factors that may have triggered your symptoms and conditions to worsen
* The unknown true function of the thyroid and its undiscovered hormones
* An exact explanation for what causes 88 common conditions and symptoms that you and your loved ones may be suffering with, all of which are mysteries to medical and alternative science
* What breast cancer and many other cancers have in common with thyroid conditions
* The truth about thyroid medicine and tests and what you can do about it
* What you can do if you’ve lost your thyroid from surgery or it’s been damaged physically
* The role of genetics, inflammation, metabolism, and the power of your thoughts in illness
* The fads, trends and foods to avoid to protect your health
* The 90 day plan to help you win the battle against thyroid illness and disease and so many of the conditions and symptoms associated with it, including recipes with color photography
* When it’s healthy to eat before bed—and feel better for it
* How to maximize your sacred sleep window and why nightmares are a good sign.
What Makes Thyroid Healing Different?
This is new information I am bringing to you, not old information that has been repackaged and re-purposed. As I shared earlier, I revealed many truths about thyroid health in my first book Medical Medium, but Thyroid Healing takes it to a new level. You will finish the book a thyroid health expert, ready to conquer the war being unknowingly waged against you. You will be empowered and equipped to protect yourself and your loved ones in the future. Knowledge really is power when you have the right information, whereas misinformation simply leads you down the wrong path and prevents healing. Now you can have peace of mind that you can forge forward with your protective armor on and the powerful sword of truth, knowledge and compassion firmly in your hand. You can pre-order your copy of the book here.
The material in this book is authentic, the real deal, all for your benefit. This book is not like other health books. Sometimes this information will seem the opposite of what you’ve heard before, and sometimes it will be close to other sources, with subtle and critical differences. The common thread is that it’s the truth. It’s not repackaged or recycled theory made to sound like a new understanding of thyroid health. The information here doesn’t come from interest groups, medical funding with strings attached, botched research, lobbyists, internal kickbacks, persuaded belief systems, private panels of influencers, health field payoffs, or trendy traps. You won’t find citations or mentions of scientific studies to go with the facts and figures about thyroid illness in the pages to come, because all of the health information I share here comes from a pure, untampered with, clean source—a higher source: the Spirit of Compassion. There’s nothing more healing than compassion.
As you know, we continually provide information to help free you, your family, and your loved ones from the chains of chronic and mystery illness. I wrote Thyroid Healing to deliver even more of the essential truth to you. In the end, all that matters to me is that you get what you need so you can live a better life. I dedicate every waking moment of my life to providing you with opportunities to learn and become empowered so that you can experience the benefits of the gift that was given to me at age four.
We love it when people become experts on the health information I share and when they spread the compassionate message far and wide in the name of truly helping others. I am so thankful for this. Knowing that you’re in this with me, learning the truth and taking steps to heal yourself and your loved ones, means everything to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for all the hard work you're doing in life and for spreading this information to others. We're changing the world together. I am honored that you’re here and a part of this community. I truly care about and believe in you.
Love and many blessings,
Learn more about how to restore your thyroid in my new book Thyroid Healing
This item posted: 21-Mar-2017 - Disclaimer
You may have heard of the herpes virus, but did you know there are many viruses that fall within the herpes family, all of which have multiple undiscovered strains? Although medical research and medical science have uncovered a few of the varieties, like herpes simplex 1 and 2, there are hundreds of other virus strains that are either completely unknown or misunderstood, like in the case of the Shingles and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and new viruses and strains are continuing to develop. This article will not only discuss herpes family symptoms, but also dig into the facts surrounding both discovered and undiscovered herpes family viruses, and highlight steps you can take to fight back against these intruders.
Herpes Family Symptoms
There are hundreds of symptoms connected with various herpes family viruses. Below I address a few of the most prevalent symptoms.
Fatigue is often a symptom that stems from a herpes family virus. In some cases, fatigue can exclusively arise from adrenal fatigue, but in most cases people simultaneously experience herpes related neurological and adrenal fatigue.
If you have a herpes virus in your system as well as toxic heavy metals, you may experience migraines, depression, anxiety, brain fog and/or concentration issues. Thyroid nodules and cysts, glaucoma, bulging eyes, PCOS, unpleasant perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause symptoms, breast cancer, mystery infertility, high cholesterol, and/or hepatitis C may arise if you’re dealing with the herpes virus Epstein-Barr. I cover this and more extensively in my new book Thyroid Healing.
Certain eye issues, such as eye floaters, are caused by viruses in the herpes family. If you have a torn retina, then your eye floaters many not be a virus-related issue, but it is important to note that certain herpes viruses tend to weaken the retina over a period of time. Eye issues such as a stye can also stem from streptococcus, which is a cofactor of the herpes family.
The shingles virus, which falls within this family, has numerous strains that wreak havoc. Bell’s Palsy is just one of the many conditions that can emerge from a strain of the shingles. If you suffer from edema, or swelling in certain areas of the body including the hands and feet, you may have a herpes virus in your liver. You don’t need to have a rash to have shingles as there are many undiscovered non-rashing varieties that I brought to light in my first book Medical Medium.
Medical research and science has not not discovered that other herpes family symptoms can include tightness in the chest, restless legs syndrome, aches and pains, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pain, headaches, restlessness, muscle weakness, twitches, spasms, tingles, numbness, heart palpitations, goiters, thyroiditis, vertigo, tinnitus, body temperature issues, Raynaud’s syndrome, MS, and sarcoidosis.
Many Undiscovered Herpes Family Viruses
All herpes family viruses are different shapes and sizes. Some viruses appear to have thorn-like edges, while others take a more wavy shape. They can appear as ovals or have leg-like protrusions. Although many of these viruses look completely different, each virus validates its connection to the herpes family. In this section you will learn more about some of the many varieties.
Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 & HSV-2)
These two widely known herpes viruses tend to grab people’s attention because of their external appearance on the mouth and private parts. The discovery of these viruses was largely due to the visible symptoms that accompany the virus. When these viruses emerge from dormancy and an outbreak occurs, tingles, numbness, and pain in the areas that have broken out, as well as moderate fatigue, may result.
Medical science and medical research have yet to discover that there are currently close to 10 varieties of HSV-1 and around 15 varieties of HSV-2. Fortunately, HSV-1 and HSV-2 only create mild harm in comparison to the pain and aggravation provoked by other herpes family viruses.
There are around three dozen different mouth-related herpes varieties other than HSV-1 and HSV-2. Canker sores do not stem from HSV-1 or HSV-2, but are created by entirely separate herpes varieties. Canker sores can appear on the mouth, but may pop up on the tongue or gums as well. Red sores, which are a type of canker sore, can also appear around the mouth. Unfortunately, medical research and medical science have yet to reveal the herpes varieties that produce canker sores, and these strains remain unidentified.
Although medical communities discuss cytomegalovirus as if there is only one variety, there are actually 20 varieties causing various health issues. This frustrating virus can trigger mild to moderate fatigue and organ-related issues. Although it doesn’t give rise to symptoms such as chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, which I have associated with Epstein-Barr, it is able to release neurotoxins that can cause problems in places like the kidneys, heart, and liver.
This virus, which creates an abundance of symptoms including many of the issues mentioned above, was a miraculous, accidental discovery made in 1964. I have revealed that there are currently over 60 varieties wreaking havoc on people’s health. While some varieties are fairly docile, others can be severe and tremendously aggravating. Even children are starting to endure the effects of some of the more acute strains. It’s so critical to understand this virus and exactly how it works that I dedicated a chapter to it in my first book Medical Medium and cover it more thoroughly than I ever have before in my new book Thyroid Healing. It’s essential reading to allow you to better understand today’s mystery and chronic illnesses.
One surprising condition that can arise from some strains of the Epstein-Barr virus is breast cancer. Currently, women are getting tested for BRAC1 or BRAC2 gene mutation as an indicator of whether they will get breast cancer. This isn’t a helpful or accurate indicator as breast cancer is not a genetic issue. In fact, in over 50% of breast cancer cases, the person does not have the BRAC1 or BRAC2 gene. In most cases, as I describe in my book Thyroid Healing, it’s caused by EBV.
It is tragic that medical communities haven’t yet discovered these truths about Epstein-Barr virus when this knowledge could transform the lives of those suffering. That’s why I am bringing this information to light and am so determined to get it into your hands.
HHV-6, discovered in 1986, can be an incredibly frustrating virus to deal with. Medical communities are still not aware of all the symptoms and conditions associated with HHV-6 and are blind to the fact that this virus now has over 20 strains and is continuing to grow.
HHV-6 tends to ruthlessly go after organs. It can cause major injuries and lead to death in certain cases. If you or a loved one suffers from mystery heart problems or mystery kidney disease, HHV-6 is a likely culprit. Yes, heart-related issues can arise if poor dietary choices have led to clogged arteries, but there are other problems, such as heart disease, that can surface if HHV-6 moves into this organ. If your doctor detects chronic inflammation inside the heart’s ventricles or valves, it may be a sign of HHV-6 in your system.
If you’ve been forced to go on dialysis due to kidney failure, you may have been incorrectly told that that you’re suffering from an autoimmune issue and that your body is attacking itself. This is incorrect. Your body never attacks itself! A more likely scenario is that HHV-6 is attacking the kidney and causing your kidney failure.
HHV-7 started out as a strain of HHV-6, but overtime transformed and grew into an entirely separate virus. Although this virus isn’t stirring up too many issues at the present time, it will likely cause a great deal of conditions and illnesses in the next twenty or thirty years. The reason HHV-7 has yet to start creating trouble is because it is currently in a period of rooting.
The Rooting Process
In the past, every virus that is now wreaking havoc had a moment in time where it rooted itself in its new environment. This rooting period can last for roughly 10 to 15 years. During this initial phase, the virus is ignorant to where it is and what is going on. As time passes the virus will grow stronger and angrier, provoked by poor food choices, prescription drug use, and other antagonizing behaviors. Eventually, the virus will erupt and begin to stir up chaos for the unsuspecting masses.
Each virus and its various strains have undergone this rooting process. Epstein-Barr, which is now creating chaos for so many individuals unknown to science and research it started rooting in the late 1800s. It will still be a couple decades before HHV-7 explodes on the scene, but when it does, it will be far more problematic than the Epstein-Barr virus.
Fortunately, if you begin to implement healing practices in your life today, you do not have to fret about the effects HHV-7 might have in the future. Build up your body with the right supplements and healing foods, work to eradicate harmful foods and toxins from your life, and know that if you do come up against HHV-7, you will be thoroughly prepared for battle.
HSV-8 & the Cancer Connection
This virus creates a sarcoma, but doesn’t cause any other notable issues. The reason HSV-8 may surprise you is because it points to the fact that certain cancers are related to the herpes family. If particular herpes viruses begin to feed off of heavy metals, chemical fallout, harmful foods, and/or pharmaceutical drugs, cancers may develop.
Like HHV-7, HHV-9 is beginning the rooting process as well. HSV-9 is an odd virus, but will most likely not be too troublesome. Numerous offshoots will spawn from this virus. We can expect to see more signs of the virus roughly 30 to 40 years from now.
People are walking around with HHV-10 in their systems, but it is not causing too many issues at present. As this virus nestles in the liver, it may produce a minimal amount of spirochete byproduct. You may have been led to believe spirochetes are bacteria, but this is incorrect. The misunderstanding of these viral casings just further highlight how far behind medical science and medical research are when it comes to chronic and mystery illness.
At one time the undiscovered HHV-11 was an Epstein-Barr strain, but it eventually broke off and became its own virus. It’s not presently rooting and is generally inactive. HHV-11 may draw attention to itself in the far distant future, but for now it is not one to be concerned with.
This offshoot of the shingles virus is starting to cause some moderate trouble on its own and will likely become a more visible nuisance two decades from now. It is already triggering rashes in some individuals and will continue to create more and more rashing symptoms in a larger population as a new shingles virus as times goes on.
Shingles, which falls within the herpes family, contains over thirty varieties, many of which are detailed in the “Shingles” chapter of my first book, Medical Medium, and the “Shingles Virus Revealed” radio show. The shingles fall within two categories— rashing and non-rashing. Various symptoms and conditions arise from the varieties within these categories including Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, TMJ, burning mouth, burning tongue, vaginal burning, bursitis, blurry eyes, neck pain, frozen shoulder, and neuropathy.
Many people diagnosed with Lyme disease are suffering from 3, 4, 5 or more herpes viruses. These viruses can incorrectly trigger off certain labs and tests and leave people with inaccurate data and misinformed answers. The truth is, Lyme disease at its core is never bacterial or parasitical, it is always a viral issue. These viruses create the neurotoxins that trigger neurological issues that are associated with Lyme. If this information is unsettling or new to you, check out the “Lyme Disease” chapter in Medical Medium or check out “The Unknown Cause of Lyme Disease” radio show and try to keep an open mind so you have all healing opportunities in front of you.
Healing Herbs & Supplements
You may be wondering how to arm yourself against all of these herpes viruses. One simple way to start is by bringing zinc into your daily health protocol. A rampant, global zinc deficiency is one of the reasons the herpes family exploded onto the scene and became the issue it is today. Zinc acts as a powerful weapon against the herpes family, so replenishing your zinc reserves with a high-quality zinc sulfate supplement can be an incredibly protective measure. A blood test does not account for the possibility of a zinc deficiency in places such as your ganglia, nervous system, and liver, so do not rely on a blood test to determine whether you have sufficient zinc reserves. Bring zinc into your life and work with a practitioner to figure out a dosage that is right for you.
L Lysine is another weapon that can help fight the herpes family. When it comes to battling a herpes virus, taking only 500 mg of lysine a day might not be sufficient. If you’re fighting off Epstein-Barr or another aggravating herpes variety, a fairly generous amount of lysine may be necessary. That being said, It is important to discuss the exact dosage you plan on taking with a practitioner so that you can best support your specific health issues. If you aren’t struggling with a herpes virus, but want to help shield yourself from picking up one of the hundreds of possible strains, taking a smaller dose of lysine can be a protective step.
Other herbs and supplements to consider incorporating include B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, 5-MTHF, lemon balm, and selenium. Licorice root can act like a glue to help prevent herpes viruses, such as Epstein-Barr, from feeding, reproducing, or moving locations.
Eyebright and echinacea can be great herbs for fighting a herpes virus. Periodically using goldenseal can be another great measure to put in place. Regularly brewing yourself a glass of thyme tea can be a supportive practice, and taking oregano oil or seasoning your meals with the fresh oregano herb on a daily basis can provide healing benefits as well.
Bringing antiviral foods into your diet is an important part of healing from any herpes virus. All fruits and vegetables are antiviral. For that reason, try filling your diet with as many fresh fruits and veggies as you can! Many herbs and spices can provide antiviral support as well. As you enjoy these foods, you can be at peace knowing that none of the herpes viruses are being fed or strengthened by these life-giving foods. Try incorporating ginger, turmeric, Hawaiian spirulina, garlic, and onion into your meals. These foods can be incredibly supportive when regularly included in your diet. I discuss some of the best foods for herpes viruses in my book Life-Changing Foods.
Removing certain foods that can feed and strengthen herpes viruses is also essential. Consider eliminating eggs, dairy products, canola oil, and corn products from your diet to support healing.
When dealing with food in a restaurant setting, stick to eating healing cooked foods that are served nice and hot! In restaurants that serve animal products, cross contamination can often occur between raw animal products and other raw ingredients, such as salad greens or fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. If you want to avoid picking up a new bug, it is best to stick to clean, thoroughly cooked dishes when dining out.
Implementing just a few of these ideas can help ignite healing in your body. If you feel overwhelmed by all of the suggestions, just start by incorporating a few that speak to you.
A Story of Fighting Fatigue
When I was younger I worked as a caddy at a golf course. One day, I was assisting a husband and wife when all of a sudden Spirit told me that the wife was suffering from fatigue. I asked the wife about this and she was shocked! She was surprised a 12-year-old could know such a thing, and admitted that she had been suffering from mystery fatigue for a decade. She had seen numerous doctors, but was never given answers to help her heal. She had even been told she was crazy and was sent to a psychiatrist.
I revealed to her that her fatigue stemmed from Epstein-Barr, a virus in the herpes family. In response, she talked about having mono for a period of time as a child. We discussed the necessary steps she needed to take to heal and she began to implement the protocol. Within a year, the woman recovered from the virus and could begin to move on with her life. Do you or a loved one suffer from EBV-related fatigue? Hopefully this story will inspire you as you begin down your own healing path.
If you’re suffering from Epstein-Barr and HSV-1, or have two different cold sore varieties as well as cytomegalovirus, know that you are not alone! Many people are fighting multiple herpes viruses and experiencing a host of aggravating symptoms. Instead of feeling hopeless or afraid, try to take simple steps towards healing by bringing in certain supplements and foods that aid your unique situation.
When someone is confused about their symptoms and conditions, and panicked and fearful about what to do, herpetic viruses tend to thrive. These viruses feed off fear, confusion, and chaos. Now that you have accurate information and healing ideas to choose from, you can face these nasty viruses from a place of empowerment and watch as these viruses begin to weaken and lose control. In the case of fighting any disease, herpes family viruses included, the correct knowledge is power!
This item posted: 16-Mar-2017 - Disclaimer
Turmeric is great for just about every aspect of our well-being. Famous for containing curcumin, a phytochemical with anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a particular asset for conditions such as lupus, in which the body can get stuck in a habitual cycle of reaction, even after the invader (in the case of lupus, the Epstein-Barr virus) is no longer present. Note that inflammation in chronic illness is due to the body’s immune response to a foreign presence such as a virus—not, as many sources mistakenly say, due to the body turning against itself. Sometimes, though, once a cycle gets started, the body needs an ally to come in and break the pattern. Turmeric is ideal for this job, because it contains natural and very beneficial steroidal compounds from the curcumin as well as other aspects of the turmeric that are critical to calm down outsized inflammatory responses to pathogens.
This makes turmeric great for anything in the body that’s inflamed and causing pain, from nerves to joints to the brain. Speaking of brain inflammation, many people walk around with undiagnosed mystery low-grade viral encephalitis, a swelling of the brain on such a minute scale that it’s not detectable by medical testing, though its symptoms are sometimes diagnosed as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). (This is a tag for a mystery illness that’s the result of brain inflammation from Epstein-Barr.) Undiscovered enchephalitis results in mystery pressure in the head, dizziness, deep headaches, blurry eyes that can’t be fixed with a glasses prescription, confusion, severe anxiety, and panic.
Turmeric is the ultimate antidote. At the same time that it attends to inflammation, turmeric’s powerful agents and compounds increase blood supply to areas of the body that need enhanced circulation, which makes this an ideal spice for those who have chronic histamine reactions, or toxic blood due to a sluggish liver or poor circulation. Turmeric’s high level of manganese combined with its curcumin make it great for the cardiovascular system—it lowers bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol, helps inhibit tumors and cysts, and can prevent virtually any type of cancer, especially skin cancers. Plus, the manganese activates curcumin’s ability to extract toxic heavy metals from your system.
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing turmeric into your life:
Allergies, lupus, encephalitis, anxiety, high cholesterol, tumors (including brain tumors),polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, all types of cancer (especially skin cancers), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), influenza, colds, sinus issues, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)/mononucleosis, multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS), lymphoma (including non-Hodgkin’s), eczema, psoriasis, heavy metal toxicity, bacterial pneumonia, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, celiac disease, cerebral palsy, chronic bronchitis, eating disorders, electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), emphysema, endometriosis, heart disease, insomnia, lipoma, adrenal fatigue, glaucoma, Lyme disease, Graves’ disease, migraines, obesity, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, parasites, Raynaud’s syndrome, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sciatica, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, yeast infections, worms
If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing turmeric into your life:
Rashes, hives, congestion, brain inflammation, joint inflammation, nerve inflammation, poor circulation, cysts, sluggish liver, liver heat, mineral deficiencies, dandruff, back pain, neck pain, knee pain, foot pain, hyperthyroid, inflammation, pressure in the head, dizziness, deep headaches, blurry eyes, confusion, panic, congestion, sore throat, cough, body aches and pains, body stiffness, calcifications, enlarged spleen, chemical sensitivities, depersonalization, disorientation, dyskinesia, emotional eating, excess mucus, frozen shoulder, histamine reactions, hormonal imbalances, low hydrochloric acid, intermittent vaginal bleeding, jaw pain, outbursts of anger, leg cramps, low cortisol, menopause symptoms, muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, roving aches and pains, sinus pains, hypothyroid, weight gain
For those who have trouble acknowledging their own self-worth, turmeric is ideal. If you find that you downplay your contributions to projects or relationships, are constantly down on yourself, or have trouble accepting compliments, bring turmeric into your life to help you appreciate just what a valuable, shining human being you are, and all the positives you have to offer.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties are so potent that they’re meant to give us pause and consider what else in our lives could use calming. Inflammation doesn’t just occur on a physical level. We can also become inflamed mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. This often takes the form of judgment, blame, rage, or perpetual dissatisfaction. Like physical inflammation, it can feel very uncomfortable. It could be that the reason for your initial distress is long past, and you’re stuck in a habitual feedback loop that makes you relive your pain over and over. The next time you feel a bout of existential inflammation coming on, honor whatever past experience has brought out this reaction, then take a cue from turmeric and gently try to end the cycle.
* If you’re dealing with congestion, cough, sore throat, cold, flu, and/or sinus problems, try juicing fresh turmeric and ginger together to make a small dose of concentrated serum. Periodically throughout the day, take tiny sips. The juice will act as an expectorant and help speed up the healing process.
* After a workout or any heavy labor, try to consume turmeric. It doesn’t matter in what form—whether as a spice on food, juiced, as tea, or as a supplement—just as long as you get some into your body. Turmeric can shorten recovery time for muscles, ligaments, and joints after exercise, and it also acts as an antiinflammatory for any minor injuries you might not have noticed that have the potential to turn into trouble otherwise.
These fiery, immune-boosting shots are a tasty variation on the turmeric-ginger serum I mentioned above. A go-to option for the first sign of a cold, these shots will help your body fight back against anything that tries to come against it!
4 inches turmeric
4 inches fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves
One at a time, run each ingredient through the juicer, keeping the juices separate. Combine 1 teaspoon turmeric juice, 1 teaspoon ginger juice, 1/4 teaspoon garlic juice, and 1/4 cup of orange juice in a small glass. Stir to combine and drink immediately.
Note: the amount of ingredients necessary will vary greatly based on the juicer that is used.
Makes 2 to 4 servings
Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables & herbs in the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods
This item posted: 08-Mar-2017 - Disclaimer
Taking proper care of your oral health is critical, but with so much conflicting and inaccurate information available, it can be confusing and overwhelming to know what’s truly helpful and what’s not. Some of today’s main oral health issues are discussed below along with some suggestions for reclaiming the health of your gums and teeth.
In today’s world, it’s common knowledge that mercury fillings are not ideal. But contrary to popular belief, the best answer isn't necessarily to have them removed by your dentist. There’s some critical information you must know when dealing with mercury fillings that can help protect your health.
Firstly, unless a tooth with a mercury amalgam cracks, breaks or decays, it’s best to not remove your fillings. The mercury is contained and will be far less detrimental to your health if they’re left alone. If a filling is damaged by a tooth breaking or decaying, that’s when it is helpful to remove the amalgam. If you are someone who already struggles with a host of health issues, such as memory loss, heart palpitations, brain fog, deficiencies, a heavy viral or toxic load, sensitive nervous system and many more, it’s particularly important to leave them where they are so the removal doesn’t trigger even more sickness. It’s tragic to see people, who were already experiencing health issues, remove all of their fillings at once and then experience a collapse of their health and well-being. Thankfully, you now have the knowledge to prevent this from happening.
If you’re insistent that you want to remove your mercury amalgams or they’re broken and you have several of them, it’s important you do not remove them all at once. Instead, try to visit a well-equipped biological, holistic, or trusted conventional dentist and have them removed one at a time every month, every three months, or even every six months depending on your overall health. As a filling is removed, mercury in the amalgam can vaporize, enter the bloodstream, and weaken the immune system. Spacing out the removal process of each amalgam allows the immune system to recover from the release of the mercury and helps minimize the impact on your health. This is especially important if you already struggle with neurological symptoms, sensitivities, or illness.
The removal of these fillings and the subsequent vaporized mercury act as a trigger, and when the immune system is in a weakened state, viral and bacterial infections such as Epstein-Barr virus and streptococcus can easily take root and grow stronger by feeding on the mercury released into the bloodstream. Many people suffer from neurological symptoms and conditions such as severe anxiety, depression, tingles, numbness, brain fog, memory loss, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, MS, ringing in the ears, vertigo, dizziness, fatigue, and many other mystery symptoms after having their fillings removed all at once because of this. This process can also trigger lyme disease, which I discuss in more depth in my first book, Medical Medium. In my new book Thyroid Healing, I share a detailed list of neurological symptoms and exactly what causes them that’s important for everyone to understand.
If you’ve already removed your fillings all at once, do not be disheartened. You can still recover! It’s time to dive into the heavy metal detox I discuss in my book Medical Medium and in my Heavy Metal Detox blog post. It’s imperative to practice the heavy metal protocol while building up your immune system to help your body to restore. This is helpful even if you’ve had only one removed.
Conventional and alternative medical communities often blame root canals for countless mystery symptoms and illnesses people are experiencing. In truth, root canals are not to blame. Viruses, heavy metals, chemical exposure, MSG exposure, aspartame exposure, mold exposure— these agitators are the real reasons for symptoms and mystery illnesses. Root canals do have their issues, but when a cavity is at an advanced stage you either have to remove the tooth completely, or undergo a root canal procedure. Root canals can age, wear down and sometimes small amounts of bacteria can accumulate, but these tiny amounts of bacteria are not causing the major health issues people are experiencing. If you do have a severely infected root canal and abscessed tooth or gum, then removing the tooth could be a wise choice, otherwise leaving your teeth as is might be the best option.
Sometimes people get their root canals, and even perfectly normal teeth removed, because of jaw pain. In most cases, the jaw pain and trigeminal nerve pain remains even after the removal. That’s because the pain is not connected to teeth issues, but is caused one of the many varieties of the shingles virus. I discuss the issues this virus causes in my book Medical Medium.
Instead of getting a root canal, another option is an implant. Unfortunately, there are drawbacks to implants, and a root canal surgery still might be the better choice. Although the titanium used in implants is typically not as toxic for the body as other metals, some people are still very sensitive and can’t handle the interaction well. That’s why I would usually suggest choosing a root canal over an implant.
Instead of opting for a root canal or implant, some people choose to play it safe and just have the teeth removed. Living without several teeth is an option that can work best for some people.
There are a number of reasons people struggle with receding gums, but fortunately there are many ways to help prevent further gum recession.
Compromised gut and intestinal health is one reason people struggle with receding gums. When the stomach loses most of its hydrochloric acid, toxic acids takeover and while you are sleeping, these bad acids come up from the stomach and destroy the gums, causing them to recede. Low hydrochloric acid is extremely common today. The best way to restore hydrochloric acid is to drink 16oz of straight celery juice daily on an empty stomach.
A second issue that impacts gum health occurs when your body is unable to break down the food that you eat and it rots in the gut. This rotting food produces ammonia which rises into the mouth and eats away at the gums and teeth.
Lastly, poor food choices can lead to gum recession. Cutting out or drastically minimizing your coffee and processed food intake can help curb gum and teeth problems you may be experiencing. It’s also important to remove the damaging foods I list in my books, Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods.
Is Fruit Bad for You?
This is one of the greatest and most detrimental misconceptions of our time! No, fruit is definitely not bad for you! You do not have to fear fruit. Fruit does not feed bacteria, it kills it. Fruit, rich in antioxidants and minerals, can stave off disease in the mouth while allowing your gums time to heal. Biting into raw fruit massages the gums and delivers oxygen. Dentists are absolutely correct about staying away from candy and processed sugars, but an abundance of fruit in your diet will only benefit you and your dental health.
Dental Health Questions & Answers
Q: Can a broken filling contribute to a thyroid disorder?
A: No, broken fillings do not contribute to a thyroid disorder. A root canal, gum disease or any other dental issue is not responsible for a thyroid issue. All thyroid problems stem from the Epstein-Barr virus. I explain this in great detail in my new book Thyroid Healing.
Q: Is charcoal powder for teeth safe to use?
A: Yes, charcoal powder is safe to use on your teeth, but do not swallow it. Make sure to spit it out and rinse well.
Q: Are dental issues related to the Epstein-Barr virus?
A: In some ways dental issues may be connected. An example of this is when a handful of dental amalgams are removed all at once and the vaporized mercury from that procedure enters the bloodstream and significantly weakens the immune system. At that point, a pre-existing underlying Epstein-Barr virus infection can grow stronger and cause new symptoms or worsen existing symptoms. Fortunately, there are many healing measures you can take to overpower Epstein-Barr, which I discuss in my books, Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods, and in my radio show called “Epstein-Barr Virus Revealed.”
Q: Are tooth issues related to lyme disease?
A: Similar to Epstein-Barr’s relationship to dental issues, viruses that cause lyme symptoms might flare up and overwhelm the system if several dental amalgams are removed due to mercury triggering any underlying issues you already have. Other than that, tooth issues and lyme disease are not related.
Taking Care of Your Gums and Teeth
Using an electric toothbrush is great for dental health. Two great electric toothbrush brands to checkout are Oral-B and Phillips Sonicare. The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator is another great device that allows oxygen to reach the gums.
Nature’s Answer has a line of products including Perio-Brite Mouthwash, Perio-Brite Toothpaste, PerioRub for gum and tooth discomfort, and PerioCleanse oral cleansing concentrate which can be used with the Hydro Floss oral irrigator for maximum results. Lucky Toothpaste is another good product that not only remineralizes the teeth and gums, but also rebuilds enamel. This organic Brushing Rinse is a wonderful addition to your oral health routine. If you have advanced dental issues or want some other high-quality oral care product options, Living Libations produces very high quality oral health products including a great toothpaste, tooth powder, gum gel, enamelizer, gum drops, and tooth serum. All these product recommendations and more can be found on the personal care recommendations page on the Medical Medium website.
Hawaiian spirulina is an incredible supplement that will help pull heavy metals like mercury out of the intestinal tract, while also remineralizing teeth and gums. It will not pull mercury out of any silver fillings you might have, it will only draw out the mercury that’s been creating havoc in your system for years. Sovereign silver helps fight against bacterial issues and is an overall excellent support for the gums and teeth. Check out Liposomal C or Ester-C for two great sources of vitamin C, which is incredible for both gums and teeth. If a dentist indicates you may have a low-grade infection, increasing the amount of Vitamin C you are taking can be very beneficial. Coenzyme Q10 and a probiotic are two other supportive supplements. A helpful herbal tea to try out is peppermint.
Aloe vera helps prevent gum recession and tooth decay. On my blog, there are instructions on how to prepare aloe water and the incredible benefits of adding this into your diet. Papaya, like aloe vera, helps fight back against ammonia in the gut. And like celery juice, it helps raise your hydrochloric acid while protecting the teeth and gums. Radishes, apples, leafy greens, celery, onions, scallions, chives, cucumbers, sesame seeds, tahini, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, ginger, and garlic can all support your oral health as well.
For many people struggling with mystery symptoms or illness, visiting the dentist can be challenging, and recovering from a visit may take time and self-compassion. Space out your visits and recognize that a visit to the dentist won’t always be such a difficult task as your body begins to soak up the healing protocols you put into place. With time and consistency, your dental health and overall well-being can grow vibrant once again!
This item posted: 07-Mar-2017 - Disclaimer
In the first radio show on addictions, I revealed the two foundational roots that play a role in any addiction you may battle. The first root has to do with glucose. If you provide your body with sufficient glucose from fresh fruits and vegetables, you are much less likely to develop addictions. And, if you are battling an addiction, reversing glucose deficiency can be a powerful step towards recovery.
The second foundational piece discussed in the first “Addictions” radio show was adrenaline. Your own adrenaline can be highly addictive, and likely plays a large part in other addictions you may be struggling to let go of including an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or unhealthy sugars. Did you know you can even become addicted to danger because of the adrenaline rush dangerous activities entail? In certain instances, addiction to adrenaline can become an even bigger issue than the addiction to the actual substance or behavior you’re attempting to free yourself from. Becoming aware of the role adrenaline can play in your addiction can bring about a profound shift towards freedom as you work to recover.
Some people might struggle with a few small addictions, while others might battle major, life-threatening addictions during their lives. Whatever your addiction, the sooner you can start to understand it, and put into practice the protocol you need to recover, the easier it will be to find freedom from the problem. If you address smaller addictions quickly, you maybe able to get ahead of larger addictions that might have arisen later on. Having the knowledge I am sharing with you today can be an incredible weapon whenever you are feeling lost or hopeless. That being said, you may also want to seek support or spiritual guidance from a counselor or mentor, which can be a helpful part of someone’s healing journey.
If someone is battling an addiction, there comes a point where that person may fall victim to the addiction and feel deeply entrenched in the destructive behavior. Although it is definitely possible to come back from this breaking point and recover, if you can find helpful tools to hold onto to keep yourself from nearing this breaking point, it will aid in preserving the inner strength that can help you find freedom from your addiction.
Firstly, If you are struggling with a really destructive addiction, every little step you take towards recovery matters, whether it’s coming to understand your addiction better through accurate information, making healing dietary changes, reaching out to friends and family, seeking out a counselor, support group or rehab, or adding in pieces of a healing protocol that speak to you. Collect all the tools, big and small, that can help you combat your addiction and continue to implement them as best you can.
Often times people struggling with addictions tend to turn away from getting the help and support they need. Hopefully the truth I share here resonates with you and helps you to feel less alone in your battle. Arming yourself with this information can give you a shield of protection as you fight to reclaim your freedom from whatever addiction you are up against.
Chocolate as a Tool
Certain people have trouble tolerating chocolate because it contains neurotoxin, even though it can have some health benefits. If you struggle with nervous system issues or neurological problems, it would be best to avoid chocolate for the time being. If you are really healthy, you maybe able to get away with indulging in a chocolate treat every so often, but if you suffer from confusion, brain fog, neurological shakes and tremors, neurological aches and pains, tingles, numbness, migraines, neuropathy, migraines, fibromyalgia, dizziness, vertigo, ringing in the ears, or any of the symptoms described in the Healing Your Neurological System article, consider taking a break from chocolate while you heal. In my new book Thyroid Healing, I share a detailed list of neurological symptoms and exactly what causes them that's important for everyone to understand.
That being said, chocolate can be a helpful tool for someone healing from certain addictions. If someone is working to overcome an opioid addiction, whether it be to prescription or nonprescription drugs, chocolate can be extremely helpful. Once the person is working to stay drug-free, eating chocolate periodically may help prevent them from turning back to the destructive substance.
When I was working with clients at an office twenty-five years ago, I kept a stack of large high-quality, dark chocolate bars on hand. Spirit had instructed me that, under the right circumstances, these chocolate bars could help save someone’s life. Around that time, a 19-year-old boy named Cole came into the office with his parents. Cole was struggling with a severe opioid addiction and had already been in and out of rehab multiple times. The addiction was destroying the lives of the whole family and the parents were in agony and broken from watching their son suffer. The father was missing work and both parents were beginning to suffer from severe depression. Spirit immediately suggested Cole use chocolate as a weapon against his addiction. Cole was working with a doctor to wean off the drugs, and I suggested that he try eating a sizable portion of chocolate anytime the weaning process felt unbearable. I offered him a chunk of chocolate during the consultation and he remarked on its tastiness and smiled. His parents were surprised to see a smile from their son, who they said hadn’t smiled in years. The parents were also surprised at Cole’s sudden optimism towards recovery as our session progressed. Using chocolate as a crutch during this trying time worked, and my client rapidly weaned off the drugs, within three weeks was clean, and went on to live a drug-free life. When Cole had first walked into my office, Spirit said that he would most likely not make it if the family left feeling confused or uncertain about the protocol he needed to implement. I say this to underscore the significance chocolate played in this particular man’s life and healing story.
Do you know someone who can never seem to get enough salt? If someone is suffering from a sodium addiction, they are most likely desperately in need of mineral salts for their adrenal glands and the neurotransmitters in their brain. This addiction can arise if someone is overtaxing their adrenals, which can leave their neurotransmitters craving an abundance of the mineral salts that offer protection for the adrenal glands. Unlike refined salt, sea salt, or Himalayan salt, the mineral salts found in certain fruits and vegetables can play a significant role in helping break an adrenaline addiction and revitalize the adrenals. Celery, spinach, and other leafy greens are just some of the many foods rich in undiscovered varieties of sodium that help to deeply nourish the body. Although you do not have to cut Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt out of your diet completely, try to use a moderate amount and make sure your diet is brimming with foods naturally rich in mineral salts. Supporting and protecting your adrenals is a critical step for anyone seeking to break an addiction or avoid falling prey to one. If you are working to heal from a salt addiction, try incorporating adrenal snacks into your daily diet. Eating a small meal, such as an adrenal snack, every hour to hour and a half throughout the day can be incredibly beneficial.
Anorexia & Bulimia
When mercury and other heavy metals interfere with neurotransmitters in certain parts of the brain, bulimic or anorexic behaviors are more likely to arise in certain individuals. If these heavy metals are removed through a heavy metal detox or if brain tissue develops in a particular way that bypasses the heavy metals, you may still struggle with an addiction to your own adrenaline that manifests itself as an eating disorder. In the case of bulimia, one of the reasons it can be so hard to break is because of the adrenaline surge people experience before they purge. This adrenaline rush can be similar to a powerful drug in its euphoric quality. Someone who is struggling with a variety of anorexia may experience a surge of adrenaline when they look at food, especially if they’ve suffered abuse around food in the past. In this instance, the surging adrenaline acts similar to a drug and the person may quickly lose their appetite. This information on adrenaline and adrenaline addiction hasn't yet been discovered by conventional or alternative medicine, research and science. I brought it to light for the first time in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods and here in this article and in my radio shows.
While many people blame eating disorders on emotional or sexual abuse, it is important to know that emotional or sexual abuse only act as severe triggers for these behaviors. One of these triggers may cause someone to develop an eating disorder, but it is usually a combination of heavy metals in the brain and an addiction to the adrenaline that surges each time an eating disorder is acted on that causes people to continue to struggle. If you or a loved one struggles with bulimia or a variety of anorexia, knowing that adrenaline addiction maybe playing a major role and how to address it could potentially save you or your loved one’s life.
Sugar Addiction & the Role of Fat
Your brain and liver need the glucose found in fruits and vegetables to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, some people turn to refined sugar-filled treats instead and wind up struggling with an addiction to unhealthy sugars. People stay addicted to these unhealthy sugars partly because of the unhealthy fat most of these sugary treats contain. An example would be ice cream, which contains not only unhealthy sugar, but a large amount of unhealthy fat as well. Foods that are high in unhealthy fat don’t allow the sugar it contains to flood the places it most needs to go, including the cells, muscles, heart, brain, and liver. If you feel addicted to sweets and treats, you most likely are needing to replenish the healthy glucose in your brain. If you continue to fill your body with unhealthy, sugary treats you will never be satisfied and may even exacerbate the addiction. If you switch your treats out with enough healthy glucose-rich foods such as dates, apples, and raw honey, your brain will start to receive the right kind of sugar it’s been seeking and your addiction to the wrong kind of sugar will likely disappear. Carrying a bag of dates or dried apricots or figs with you can be very helpful to conquer any cravings that may arise when you’re away from home.
That being said, it is important to not eat too much of the wrong kind of fats either. The wrong kind of fat or even too much healthy fat can halt the restoration of glycogen deposits in the brain and liver. Omega 3s are important, but receiving them from the right sources is critical for proper glucose absorption in the body. There is misinformation being spread that the brain is largely made of fat, but this is a complete misconception. The truth is that the brain is largely made out of carbohydrates and only contains micro deposits of fats. These micro deposits of fats are made up of omega 3s and other oils, many of which medical science and medical research have yet to discover. One of these oils medical research and medical science have uncovered is squalene. You can get the omega 3s and all of the other micro fats you need from certain foods such as watermelon seeds, hemp seeds, butter leaf lettuce, blackberry seeds, sesame seeds or tahini, and tomato seeds. Turning to these foods can help keep you from losing the glucose reserves in your brain. Not only can the loss of these reserves lead to addictions, but they can also set you up for Alzheimer’s disease and other unwanted health problems. If you are trying to break any kind of addiction, it is important to keep the fats in your diet low regardless of whether you are a meat eater, pescatarian, vegetarian, or vegan. Try bringing the foods mentioned above into whatever diet you subscribe to and know that you are flooding your body with the micro omegas that best support your brain and body.
Addiction to Cigarettes
Are you or a friend looking to break your smoking addiction? While nicotine is an addictive drug and is partly why many people are hooked on cigarettes, there are a few other reasons it can be challenging to break this addiction. First off, it’s important to know that you are likely smoking in part because of the adrenaline that floods your system when you’re an active smoker. Even before you put a cigarette to your lips, the anticipation of a cigarette can cause adrenaline to rush through your body. The more time you wait in anticipation of your next cigarette, the more adrenaline flows through the system. Often when people quit smoking their appetite appears to ramp up. This is largely due to the fact that cigarette-activated adrenaline surges finally begin to calm down. Another reason someone may become addicted to smoking is because it actually makes the smoker alkaline for a very brief moment while they are smoking. This maybe extremely surprising to learn, but it is a truth that has yet to be uncovered by science. As the tobacco in a cigarette turns from fresh tobacco to burnt tobacco, a chemical compound develops. Once the chemical ignites it goes straight to the brain and gives you a brief alkaline hit that is far more addictive than the nicotine found in cigarettes. Unfortunately, following this short wave of alkalinity, your body becomes incredibly acidic. As a result, you are likely to crave another cigarette soon after to receive an additional alkalizing hit.
The Medical Medium Cigarette Pack Trick
This trick includes high-quality chocolate, which is not always the best food choice, but may come in handy for people who are working to quit smoking cigarettes. Take two packs of cigarettes, empty one pack entirely and fill the second pack with a smaller amount of cigarettes than you normally smoke. Break apart a high-quality chocolate bar and fill the emptied pack with small pieces of chocolate. Whenever you would take your usual cigarette break and you feel an adrenaline rush coming on as you ready yourself for a smoke, take a piece of chocolate out of the empty pack and pop one or two of the small pieces into your mouth. Do not chew or swallow them right away, try to leave them in your mouth until they completely melt. It is interesting to note that because nicotine is aromatic, If you’ve put the chocolate pieces in the cigarette box ahead of time, the chocolate will have soaked up some of the nicotine. During your next break, you can have a cigarette from your box of less cigarettes. Try to keep both packs on you throughout the day and continue to cut down on cigarettes at a pace that feels manageable for you. If you want to start with fifteen cigarettes in the second pack rather than less, that is a positive place to start as well.
Walking Off Your Smoking Habit
A second trick to try when quitting smoking is to only smoke when you are walking outside. Because you are walking, you will most likely take less drags of your cigarette and won’t be getting as many addictive hits of nicotine. You will be taking in more oxygen because you’re walking and you may even experience greater calm due to the gentle movement. The adrenaline flooding your body from the cigarette will also be better used when you’re walking as opposed to when you stand and smoke. It’s also a little bit more challenging to walk and smoke versus stand or sit and smoke, and you may be less inclined to pick up a cigarette as frequently.
Try out these two powerful techniques, bring in foods and supplements that support your healing like the five heavy metal detox foods which include Hawaiian spirulina, barley grass juice extract powder, Atlantic dulse, cilantro, and wild blueberries, California poppy, PharmaGABA, magnesium threonate, lemon balm, passionflower, 5HTP, and ALA. Lean on the positive support of family and friends and know that it is possible to break this addiction! If you don’t smoke, but have a loved one who does, share these simple, life-changing techniques with them as well.
The Spiritual Side of Addictions
Although we won’t go too in-depth into this topic, it is important to know that spiritual energy can play a role in someone’s addiction. While you are fighting to overcome an addiction it can be invaluable to call on some of the angels for guidance and support. There is an entire chapter dedicated to angels in both Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods, and some of the angels detailed in both can truly extend miraculous support when called upon for help. In the simplest of terms, there are negative energies in the universe that enjoy being involved with addictions and delight in watching people trapped in destructive behaviors. These negative energies may affect us on a very mild level, but it is important to be cognizant of this and work to remove them from our lives. As you strive to overcome an addiction, try asking the angels to help you fight against any negative energies that might be affecting your recovery efforts.
Planet earth is a beautiful place, but it can be a stressful place to live in the 21st century. Stress, along with any hardships or losses you’ve had to endure, can play a role in the addictions you face. But, know that you are not alone in your healing journey. You can regain your strength, put on the armor of this truthful information, seek support from loved ones, and conquer whatever battle you may be up against. Hopefully this information and the information found in the first “Addictions” radio show can offer you hope, encouragement, and strength to keep going! You can do this! I believe in you and support you every step of the way.
This item posted: 07-Mar-2017 - Disclaimer
Do you have a loved one who has struggled with addiction or have you struggled with an addiction yourself? Addictions can be one of the hardest battles we fight in a lifetime. One of the most difficult parts of suffering with an addiction is trying to understand what provokes the addiction and how we find ourselves trapped in a place of suffering time and time again. Hopefully this article will provide you with some much needed answers and encouragement for healing.
Answers for Addictions
Have you ever heard someone say they have an addictive personality? Perhaps you’ve even said this about yourself. This is a common idea that’s thrown around. But, why do we get hooked on these addictions to begin with? What is driving them? Do addictions stem from a physical problem or emotional distress? There are so many mysteries surrounding addictions and people deserve to know the answers.
Roots of Addiction
You might be surprised to learn that there are two different deep roots behind other addictions. Don’t be confused— there are many other factors that can play a part alongside these two foundational roots, but these two roots are always at work. One root is adrenaline and the other root is glucose deficiency. From these two root issues stem countless possible addictions including alcohol addiction, drug addiction, sex addiction, food addiction, diet soda addiction, extreme dangerous sports addiction, and more. No matter what type of addiction you maybe struggling with, adrenaline, a lack of glucose, or a combination of the two are likely to play a foundational piece in your addiction. Life stressors, immense pressure, or mental abuse are all triggers that can play a role in stirring up specific addictions, but when it comes to most addictions, the roots can be found in a glucose depletion or adrenaline surge dependency which can lead to adrenaline addiction. There is usually also toxic heavy metals in the brain of someone with an addiction that need to be removed.
To understand addictions, we have to first begin with an understanding of just how important glucose is for our bodies. Glucose is a sugar that is found in fruits, starchy vegetables, and honey. Every single cell in our body runs off glucose for fuel. No where is this more obvious than our brain which relies on critical levels of glucose in order to function optimally. When we're deprived of this glucose, we will become obsessed with getting it from a different source because it is absolutely critical for our survival. If you’ve ever found yourself desperate for a sugary treat, a chocolate bar, a glass of wine or any kind of white bread or pasta, what your body is actually longing for is glucose from fruits and vegetables. When the glucose levels in our body and brain are depleted, we are opening the door to a multitude of addictions, such as processed sugar addiction, and are setting ourselves up for the second root cause of addictions: adrenaline addiction.
When your body has no glucose left to run on, like from skipping too many meals, your adrenals will begin pumping adrenaline into your body in an experience commonly known as a "rush". But these days, so many of us are running on adrenaline all the time that we might not even recognize what is happening. Adrenaline is not only highly addictive but also destructive in our bodies and not meant to be something that our bodies rely on day in and day out. The stress and pressures of life, poor eating choices, and environmental toxins can all play a role in the daily adrenaline surges we may experience. Becoming hooked on the feeling of adrenaline contributes to almost every addictive pattern whether it be drug addiction, extreme sports addiction, anger addiction, coffee addiction, and many more. This concept will be further discussed below but for now, the most important thing to understand is the idea that our bodies desperately need glucose and will obsessively try to find it. In fact, we need to be consuming glucose every two hours to prevent adrenaline from rushing out of our adrenals. If no glucose is found, the body relies on addictive adrenaline surges to get through the day and we then find ourselves facing the potential for all varieties of devastating addictions that provide us with a lesser form of fuel or can give us another rush of adrenaline. Glucose depletion and adrenaline addiction can also create symptoms of confusion, brain fog, and fatigue in young people, which can then lead to medications being prescribed for these symptoms and conditions like ADHD. This is a very common occurrence with students who are struggling. Part of what these young people really need is more of the natural glucose and mineral salts their brains run on.
As humans, it is critical that we eat, but many people experience pain, confusion, and suffering around food and eating issues. Every person has to plan out what to eat and when to eat, but it can be terribly confusing with all the misinformation out there surrounding food and diets. If you struggle with food issues, know that you are not alone. Most people, even food “experts” and people who seem to have mastered their own way of eating, likely have issues with food. A food issue can look different for each individual. Some people may have issues with eating too much, while others have issues with not eating enough. Some people are consumed with worry about what they are eating or planning to eat, while others have an issue with remembering to eat altogether. Whatever your unique food issue may be, it is important to know that you are not alone in this struggle. It is true that many people use food to cope emotionally, but there’s more to emotional eating than many people understand. Your body is absolutely dependent on food to survive, so it's essential that we look closely at what is going on with our relationship to food, especially our relationship to glucose, which is a very important form of sugar and the fuel our body needs most.
The Right Kind of Sugar
If you fill your coffee with sugar cubes or grab for a slice of cheese, which is filled with a highly concentrated form of sugar called lactose, you are not supplying your brain and body with the correct kind of glucose. This is just one example of the wrong sugar. You can also get the wrong sugar from alcohol, and refined sugars in candy, cakes, sodas, and almost all packaged foods. If you continuously grab for the wrong kind of sugar when you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, you’re most likely glucose deficient in the brain and other vital organs. Because of this, an addiction to the wrong kind of sugar may arise. In this instance, it is important to realize that your body is desperately seeking out the natural sugar found in fresh fruits and starchy vegetables. This healing glucose and natural sugars assist the body in countless ways including supporting neurotransmitter chemicals and helping stave off addictions.
Stay away from high-fat, no-sugar diets if possible. Your body is made to run on glucose and if you attempt to stay away from natural sugars, you may wind up with an adrenaline addiction. Running off adrenaline may cause some desired weight loss initially, but it's important to know that over time, the corrosive adrenaline rushing through your body can easily burn out your adrenals and create and worsen other serious health conditions. Consequently, you may experience adrenal fatigue five to ten years after your attempt at a longer term low-carbohydrate diet. A lack of life-giving glucose in your diet can easily lead to an addiction to unhealthy sugars or an addiction to binge eating.
Avoiding the Adrenaline Rush
If you try to stay away from refined, unhealthy sugars, but don’t replace those sugars with the natural sugars found in fresh fruits and starchy vegetables, after a while, adrenaline will begin to flood your system every time you see your favorite sweet treat advertised on T.V., pass the candy aisle at the grocery store, or see a friend pouring a glass of wine. You may notice yourself feeling excited or internally shaking, which are signs of the adrenaline rush that is happening. You need to flood your system with healing natural sugars and consume some glucose every one to two hours to prevent these adrenaline surges from ravaging the body. If you do end up buying and eating a package of candy or cookies, your adrenals will race even more in your excitement as you prepare to eat the treat. This adrenaline rush can occur if you are attempting to avoid anything, be it diet soda, alcohol, drugs, or many other addictions, if you don’t supply your brain and body with an ample amount of healing glucose. Surprisingly, you can become incredibly euphoric from the adrenaline coursing through your veins even before you take a sip of soda, binge eat, have a drink of alcohol, or use a drug. It’s challenging to break an addiction cycle once it begins, so it is important to take steps to avoid creating an addiction by supplying your body with ample sugars from fresh fruits and veggies even if you do not presently struggle with an obvious addiction.
When it comes to breaking any kind of food addiction, it is important to incorporate leafy greens. Spinach and maché are two powerful leafy greens to try incorporating. Spinach can be an incredible addiction-fighting food when eaten on a daily basis. If you want to stop an addiction to chocolate, the answer is not to cut out all sugars. Instead, bring in the sugars that will help your brain and body thrive— fruit sugars! Try bringing in dates, melons, mangos, bananas and other glucose-rich fruits that can actually support your brain and body.
If you struggle with an alcohol addiction, it is important to realize that your brain is most likely in desperate need of glucose. Although the methyl-sugar found in alcohol can quickly get to the brain, it can also be incredibly harmful. Unlike healing glucose found in fruits and starchy vegetables, the methyl-sugar found in alcohol can pickle the brain over time like cucumbers in a jar of vinegar. Instead of flooding your brain with alcohol’s harmful methyl-sugar, try to start flooding your body with the natural glucose it craves. Start replacing your wine and vodka with the foods from which these drinks were derived— grapes and potatoes, or choose whichever fruits you like best. Bringing any high-glucose containing fruit into your diet is a critical step as you begin to break free from an alcohol addiction.
For many alcoholics, food is not always desired. Some alcoholics may go days without food or nibble on small portions while getting most of their daily calories from alcohol. When it comes to letting go of an alcohol addiction, it is important to start bringing food back into the diet in the form of ample snacks and meals throughout the day that are brimming with glucose-rich fruits and veggies. Dates can be an incredible food when it comes to combating alcohol addiction. Other foods to try incorporating include dried mango and fresh papaya.
If you are addicted to any kind of drug, you are most likely suffering from both glucose deficiency and adrenaline addiction. If you are addicted to opiates, you may have an opiate addiction as well as an adrenaline addiction. Unfortunately, these two addictions can work together to wreak even greater havoc. An opiate addiction can be incredibly hard to break because when a person uses, their adrenaline runs full throttle. An amphetamine addiction can be challenging to break in a similar way because every time a person takes an amphetamine, their adrenals flood the body with adrenaline. When it comes to breaking a drug addiction, it is important to bring in an abundance of mineral salts from vegetables, leafy greens, and certain fruits. One simple way to bring in mineral salts is having a daily glass of lemon water. Another critical piece is bringing in the right kind of glucose. Try bringing in wild blueberries, apples, melons, mangoes, papaya, or whatever glucose-rich foods you or your loved one desires. Raw honey is another incredible food that is jam-packed with minerals.
When it comes to healing from drug addiction is it important to try and eat nourishing foods every hour or hour and a half. Celery and celery juice can be incredibly healing for all addictions, but especially drug addictions. Celery can help with the detox process by purging the liver of toxins. Someone trying to heal from a drug addiction may not only be suffering from a glucose deficiency and an adrenaline addiction, but most likely has an extremely clogged liver as well. Cleaning up this important organ can be a critical piece of healing from a drug addiction. Seeking a good doctor, clinic or rehabilitation support should always be considered for drug addictions of any kind.
As you can see, when it comes to combating addiction it is important that you fuel your body properly and understand the role of adrenaline in the addiction cycle. For example, bulimia is a challenging disorder to break because it is incredibly easy to become addicted to the tremendous amount of adrenaline that surges when the contents of the stomach are forced up. Although an emotional hardship or toxic heavy metals in the brain can certainly play a role in someone’s bulimia, it is critical to understand that there is an addictive adrenaline high that can create a euphoric feeling when someone acts on their eating disorder behaviors. Understanding this adrenaline component can be extremely helpful for someone seeking to recover from bulimia. In this same way, when you are addicted to smoking cigarettes, you may unknowingly experience an adrenaline surge which signals you to take a break and smoke a cigarette. When it comes to breaking free from any adrenaline-related addiction, It is critically important that you support the glycogen storage in the brain by fueling your body with ample fruits and veggies. The natural sugar does an incredible job of supporting the electrical inner-workings of the brain, and plays a vital role in keeping us from falling victim to other addictions.
The Importance of Glucose & Mineral Salts
At different times in our lives we all might experience a glucose deficiency and we must work to flood our system with nourishing natural sugars. A glucose deficit in the brain maybe the problem behind as much as 90% of addictions, and someone healing from an addiction needs to flood their brain and body with the right kind of glucose. If you do not provide the brain with enough healing glucose, the addiction, whether it be to cigarettes, alcohol, diet soda, anger, or more, will most likely continue to wreak havoc. Not only do fruits and vegetables supply the body with life-giving glucose, but many of these foods contain a high mineral content that can help feed neurotransmitters and support and restore overall brain health. Spinach and kale are two vegetables that are loaded with healing mineral salts. Mineral-rich fruits include cranberries, wild blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, tomatoes, cucumbers, kiwis, dates, and melons.
To understand the importance of these natural mineral salts, we have to take a closer look at how our brains are designed. The brain is filled with neurons. Each neuron has an electrical impulse that crosses from one side of the neuron to the other with the support of neurotransmitter chemicals. These electrical impulses need sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, and glucose to zip across the neurons successfully. Unfortunately, when someone experiences severe stress or pressure, the neurotransmitter chemicals diminish and the electrical impulses no longer have the support they need to cross the neurons. The electrical impulses may heat up as they try to cross the neurons and can begin to short circuit as a result. If enough electrical impulses short circuit in someone’s brain, there is a high likelihood that the person may become addicted to something such as unhealthy foods because brain fog, confusion, and fatigue often result in excess hunger. In these moments, what your body actually needs is glucose and mineral salt rich foods which can help cool down the electrical impulses and support the neurotransmitter chemicals. Incorporating the heavy metal detox daily is another important practice as you heal from an addiction. By clearing heavy metals out of the brain, you can make room in the brain for neurotransmitter chemicals to build up and thrive once again.
Healing Foods & Supplements
There are a variety of supportive supplements you may want to consider incorporating while working to overcome an addiction. PharmaGABA and 5HTP are wonderful for neurotransmitter chemical support. Lemon balm can be a great herb for the nerves and brain. California poppy can be a great supplement for someone who is trying to break any kind of addiction. Inositol or a supplement containing inositol may be beneficial as well.
An ample amount of vitamin C is a powerful weapon against addictions. Not only does vitamin C support the adrenals, but it helps heal nerves that have been injured by past adrenaline surges. Check out the Medical Medium preferred supplements page for high-quality recommendations for Liposomal C and Ester C. Passionflower and elderflower tea are also helpful for the nervous system.
B-12 with adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin can be incredibly supportive as well as a high-quality B-complex supplement. Valerian may not be the best for someone with a sensitive stomach or sensitive nerves, but some people love valerian and find that it helps them. Bringing ginger into your diet can be helpful if you’re working to break an addiction.
Barley grass juice powder and Hawaiian spirulina are two powerful foods that are loaded with minerals and can help support neurotransmitter chemicals as well as help remove heavy metals from the body and brain. Fennel is an incredible addiction-fighting veggie filled with mineral salts and vitamin C. If you’re looking for a healing drink, try making fennel and celery juice. Wild blueberries, the most powerful food on the planet, can be an amazing addition to someone’s diet as they heal from an addiction. Try working with a practitioner who is open to helping you figure out which supplements and foods best support you.
Lowering the fat intake in your diet can be a supportive step when you are trying to stabilize your adrenals and neurotransmitter chemicals and flood your body with mineral and glucose rich foods. If you enjoy chicken or meat, try cutting down your animal protein consumption by half. If you eat a high-fat, plant-based diet, try lowering the total amount of fat you consume as well. These are just a few additional steps you may want to take to support optimal healing.
Being a human being is not an easy task in our world and dealing with an addiction can be a brutal battle. Fortunately, there are answers for why you have certain behaviors and there are manageable steps you can take to begin to fight back against any addictions you face. The correct foods and supplements can make a life-changing impact on addictions big and small, so if you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction of any kind, see what life-giving foods or supplements you may be able to start incorporating. Know that you are not alone in your struggles with addiction. Many people struggle with addictions, but you can overcome them with the correct knowledge and dedication to giving your body what it needs. I support you and I believe in you.
This item posted: 01-Mar-2017 - Disclaimer
Silica is one of the foundational minerals our bodies' need most. While we commonly hear that calcium is the mineral that's most helpful for bone health, it's actually silica that's more critical.
Silica is unbeatable for its bone-building and bone-protecting properties. It can improve bone density, bone flexibility and if you suffer with any bone degeneration diseases and conditions with labels like osteoporosis, osteopenia, age-related bone loss, or other bone density issues, silica should be a part of your healing protocol. And if you've had an injury where you've broken or fractured a bone, dislocated a joint, or pulled a hamstring, silica is crucial for repair and recovery.
It's not just your bones that need silica. Your teeth do too, as do your joints, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue in order to be strong and healthy. It helps to strengthen the connective tissues of the brain, nerve cells, and spinal cord thereby improving memory and helping to prevent memory loss. Silica also helps stabilize the pancreas's release of insulin!
If you want your nails, skin, and hair to be healthy, turn to silica. It's an essential beauty mineral that helps heal brittle bones, teeth, hair, and nails. It is also well known for its anti-aging, anti-wrinkle properties due to its ability to help form collagen and repair damaged or loose skin along with a clean diet, like the one I describe in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods.
There are many foods that are high in silica that are best included as often as possible. These foods include melons, cucumbers, artichokes, asparagus, dandelion, and leafy greens. There are also wonderful herbs that offer rich sources of silica including nettle leaf, horsetail, oatstraw, and rose hips. Of the herbs, nettle leaf is an especially potent source of silica and can be enjoyed as a daily tea or taken as a supplement.
Looking for a preferred silica supplement?
Along with the silica-rich foods shared above, there are some very helpful silica supplements that can offer additional, concentrated support. One or all of these products can be helpful for health.
1. Living Silica
Living silica as found in Orgono G5 Siliplant is one of the best forms of supplemental silica. It can be helpful for bone, skin, hair, teeth, tendon, ligament, and connective issues. Living silica is easily absorbed by the body.
Megahydrate is a powerful antioxidant and facilitates essential hydration throughout the body. It can be great support for the body.
3. Nettle Leaf Tea and Capsules
Nettle lead is rich in bone-building and bone-protecting silica, along with more than 40 trace minerals in their most bioactive, bioavailable, and assimilable states. Read more about the healing properties of nettle in Life-Changing Foods.
Nettle leaf is helpful in both tea, capsule, and tincture forms.
This item posted: 28-Feb-2017 - Disclaimer
Do you struggle with chemical sensitivity, tingling in the hands and feet, tremors, brain fog, anxiety, or depression? These, and many more mystery symptoms, are connected to neurological and central nervous system issues.
The symptoms can be frustratingly inconsistent, and well-meaning practitioners can sometimes misread the signs your body is displaying and prescribe an ineffective protocol. No one should have to spend their time trying things that will never work! Below I will detail many of the mystery symptoms that signal neurological issues and the foods and supplements that offer you healing support.
Ticks, twitches, and muscle spasms, which are all linked to spasming nerves, are signs of neurological issues. If you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo, your vagus nerve might be inflamed from neurotoxins from viruses. The vagus nerve runs from the brain, through the neck, past the throat, and down into the chest. Other symptoms linked to the vagus nerve include a fluttering heart, issues with swallowing, or trouble taking a deep breath.
Other neurological symptoms you might experience include: tingling or numbness in the hands or feet, buzzing, ringing, or humming in the ears, cold hands or feet, feelings of poor circulation, pains in the neck, or a strange gnawing sensation in the stomach.
Some people struggle with digesting food because they actually feel it move through the gut all the way to the colon. This particular symptom might wrongly be blamed on poor digestion, anxiety or IBS, but what you’re truly feeling is thousands of sensitive nerves coming from different places like the vagus nerve, phrenic nerve, and spine that connect to the intestinal tract, stomach, and colon. So, what appears to be a digestive issue is actually neurological.
Some might also experience neurological fatigue, which is different than adrenal fatigue. I recorded a radio show on this topic because it’s so important for the medical community and all of us to understand how it works and what’s causing it. If it feels like a struggle forcing your legs to walk, your head feels heavy and foggy, or just crawling out of bed and standing up seems impossible, then you might be experiencing neurological fatigue which can come with Epstein-Barr virus and is a serious type of chronic fatigue. Not all neurological fatigue is this severe however. Someone can experience milder symptoms from neurological fatigue also.
Sometimes the label ‘neuropathy’ will be given when a practitioner is not exactly sure what is wrong, but knows it’s related to nerve issues. Doctors frequently diagnose patients with diabetic neuropathy, which I discuss in my radio show on diabetes, but in actuality, more people without diabetes have diabetic neuropathy and the many symptoms that go along with it. Neuropathy is not a complication of diabetes, it’s a result of the shingles virus inflaming the nerves of extremities like the feet. I have called this condition Neuralgic Shingles and shared the truth about it in my book Medical Medium. When someone is experiencing nerve problems in the form of gum pain, jaw pain, or strange sensations, they might be diagnosed with neuralgia, which is also caused by the shingles virus.
A huge host of neurological problems are caused by Epstein-Barr, shingles and its many strains that have yet to even be discovered. Whether you have Epstein-Barr causing fibromyalgia or shingles causing neuralgia, your goal moving forward is to restore the nervous system. It’s about doing everything in your power to strengthen and fortify it, and this can be done!
Triggers to Avoid
There are a handful of triggers that can create a sensitive, weakened nervous system and they need to be avoided. Neurotoxins are a huge trigger. Viruses such as Epstein-Barr, shingles, HHV-6, and others release neurotoxins which can trigger a host of different sensitivities and symptoms connected to the nervous system. If any underlying viral issues are not addressed, your nervous system can become hypersensitive.
Toxic heavy metals are a second trigger. Mercury is extremely harmful and other metals such as aluminum, lead, arsenic, copper, and nickel wreak havoc as well. An alloy of these metals in the brain can oxidize over time short circuit neurotransmitters as they run through the neurons. Imagine the neuron is like a stream and the neurotransmitters are like the living water rushing through. Heavy metals are what block and destroy both the stream and the pulsing energy running through it. Heavy metals diminish neurotransmitter and neuronal function, breakdown electrical impulses, and can cause seizures if present in the brain and nervous system for extended periods of time. You can learn more about toxic heavy metals here.
You must stay vigilant to avoid the third trigger, MSG. It’s found in many packaged food items these days, even seemingly healthy ones, and hidden behind terms like “natural flavors,” “citric acid,” and “vanilla flavor.” It can even be found in protein shakes and natural herbal teas! MSG eats away at your brain, creates lesions, and breaks down your nervous system, worsening neurological problems.
Chemical sensitivities can also occur when chemicals interact with an already weak, sensitive central nervous system. Symptoms of a sensitive central nervous system might include forgetfulness, word misplacement, bafflement for no reason, confusion, feeling easily rattled or puzzled, brain fog, disorientation, or a feeling of disconnection. Anyone who experiences anxiety or depression has a sensitive central nervous system. Exposure to toxic chemicals can strengthen these symptoms and trigger new symptoms for someone who is already very sensitive.
A few more triggers are aspartame, which severely damages the neurological system and can even trigger seizures in certain people. Mold can be a serious trigger as well. And lastly, stress can have a serious negative impact on the central nervous system.
Each person has their own triggers that create neurological symptoms, whether it be a lot of stress and a little MSG, or a lot of heavy metals and mold exposure. While it’s good to be aware of these triggers and do your best to avoid them, it’s also empowering to know that you have the ability and the tools that you need to restore the health of your nervous system.
An important fact to know as you begin to heal is that your brain, central nervous system and nerves are fueled by glucose and mineral salts. That means your brain and nervous system run on naturally salty vegetables and the glucose from fruits! Do not be fooled by a current trend that inaccurately claims your brain runs on fat. The truth is, to heal any neurological issues, you must provide an abundance of sugars and mineral salts to your system, not through corn syrup, cane sugar, and table salt, but through fresh fruits and vegetables.
Wild blueberries are an incredible food and can help restore brain tissue. Drinking straight celery juice is another powerhouse addition to include daily as described here. Spinach, romaine, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, and mâche are also excellent healing foods that are loaded with mineral salts. You can add in olives, or seaweeds, such as dulse and nori. For glucose bring in more bananas, papayas, raspberries, blackberries, mangoes, apples, pears, dates, apricots, peaches, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, yams, or regular potatoes. You can graze on the Adrenal Snacks I list in this video all day long and/or consider trying the 28 day Healing Cleanse in my book Medical Medium.
Healing Supplements and Teas
Some beneficial supplements include B-12 with adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin, B-complex, PharmaGABA, barley grass juice extract powder, and calcium magnesium. Certain herbal teas, such as nettle leaf tea, raspberry leaf tea, and lemon balm and lemon balm tea are great to drink as well. My preferred suppliers of these supplements, herbs and teas can be found here.
Rebuilding Your Central Nervous System
As you rebuild your central nervous system, you might notice symptoms beginning to disappear, including less sensitivity to mold and chemicals. We are up against a huge amount of triggers, and the many symptoms can cause pain, confusion and distress, but never give up on your body’s incredible power to heal! Feeding your body glucose, mineral salts, supplements, and a huge dose of self-compassion can move you forward towards greater health and vitality for your nervous system, brain and body as a whole.
This item posted: 23-Feb-2017 - Disclaimer
Years ago, I introduced a powerful meditation called the Healing Moon Meditation to people who were struggling and in need. It is our birthright to know the healing power of this meditation and use it whenever we’d like. It’s a miraculous meditation we have been given to help us heal and even to grow in compassion for ourselves and others.
There are many forms of meditation taught online and in classes. They each have their merits and can be helpful. However, if you’re someone who struggles to meditate because it’s hard to sit still, you don’t have time, or you’re in too much pain or too stressed to clear the thoughts from your mind, those meditations may be challenging or not work for you.
There are many meditations I have shared that can help you access miraculous healing benefits in just a few minutes, making them realistic for almost anyone. They also provide a way for you to deeply connect with the beautiful earth we live on and its perfect design to support us through our trials and hardships. I call these meditations the Soul-Healing Meditations and I describe some of the best of them in my first book Medical Medium. The minute we were born and took our first breath, we were given the right to use these Soul-Healing Meditations for healing and sustenance.
One meditation that I haven’t yet shared in my books is the Healing Moon Meditation. This wonderful meditation cleanses the mind of poisonous thoughts racing through a busy mind and clears toxic emotions stored in the heart. To start the meditation, you must reconnect with the moon. Each night, or as many nights a week as you can, gaze at the moon for five minutes. If you’re not able to do it for that long, even doing it for 30 seconds will be helpful. You can first orient yourself to the wonder that is the moon and spend a moment appreciating it. It’s helpful to generally be aware of the moon as much as possible. Know where it is and how it’s magnetic force can help you heal and hold more light. As you stare at the moon for a few minutes or as long as you’d like, know that it is clearing your consciousness of weeds. The weeds are the toxic thoughts, emotions, and stresses that are stored within us, influencing the decisions we make, the thoughts we think, and the feelings we experience. These weeds also affect our faith, trust, and compassion, and the more weeds we have, the harder it is to navigate our way through life in a way that’s in our best interests.
The moon doesn’t have to be bright or full to do this meditation. You can sit or stand. All you need is to be able to see it and experience an intimacy with the moon for those few minutes. The moon has a magnetic frequency that gives it the amazing ability to draw out darkness for the time you do this meditation, giving you a fresh start instantly, even if you don’t feel it yet yourself. Your soul starts to heal, your spirit starts to heal, and your heart starts to heal. Wounds you’ve collected from trust being broken, betrayal, or difficult situations you’ve had to bear, even illness or physical suffering, can start to mend. The more you do this meditation, the more profound its effects will be over time. Over time, you may feel yourself renewed and moving in a new and healthier direction. The Healing Moon Meditation is really that simple and that profound. It can be life-changing and it’s right there for you every time you wish to use it.
This item posted: 21-Feb-2017 - Disclaimer
Many people are aware that vitamin C can help them recover from a cold or flu, but there’s much more to understand about how vitamin C supports our health. Vitamin C is essential to good health year round, not just when we are ill. In fact, it’s critical for our overall health and survival. Unfortunately, vitamin C deficiencies are rife today and lacking enough of this important vitamin can contribute to almost any disease.
Why Is Vitamin C So Important?
Vitamin C is anti-inflammatory, helps increase our blood’s white count by strengthening our neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, and macrophages; and generally boosts the immune system against viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, and other unwanted fungus. This makes getting an adequate amount of vitamin C essential if you are battling a chronic illness or symptom.
The right kind of vitamin C also helps to cleanse the liver, blood and lymph, strengthen the adrenal glands, and repair damaged neurotransmitters. It also helps the body to detox effectively, which is a challenge many chronically ill people face until they get the right detox-supporting nutrients.
The Best Sources Of Vitamin C
Different forms of vitamin C support our health in varying ways, so it’s important to know which high quality sources of vitamin C to turn toward. Some of the best food sources of vitamin C are rosehips, kiwi, oranges, and tangerines. You can read about the healing properties of these foods and their specific vitamin C profile in my book Life-Changing Foods. Another great source of one essential form of vitamin C (there are many) is from freshly juiced fennel. Drinking 16oz of straight fennel juice on an empty stomach daily can offer many wonderful health benefits over time. All fruits and vegetables contain some vitamin C, so focusing your diet largely on fresh produce will naturally help to boost your vitamin C intake.
Ester-C is a supplemental form of vitamin C that can be very helpful for a wide range of people. Ester-C is especially effective because it contains important complementary bioflavonoids that support our health, along with the Ester-C itself. It’s also very gentle on the system, so if someone has digestive issues or is very sensitive, this Ester-C may be the best supplement choice.
Another great option is the liquid Liposomal C, which contains a highly potent and bioavailable form of vitamin C. Liposomal C rapidly enters the bloodstream so it’s quick-acting and effective. The ascorbic acid may be too potent and acidic for some very sensitive people, so it could be best to start with Ester-C or very small amounts of the Liposomal C and increase a little over time. It’s always best to work with your health practitioner when it comes to supplements so they can assess what’s best for you.
Your Nutrient-Enhancing Friend
One way you or a loved one can amplify the vitamin C you absorb is to get direct sunlight on your skin when possible. The sun strengthens and enhances the absorption and function of every single nutrient, vitamin C included. Think of the sunshine as a vehicle for getting multivitamin and multimineral support to all your body systems! You don’t need to spend long in the sunshine, and sunburn should always be carefully avoided. Even five minutes in the sun early or late in the day when the sun is not full force can be very helpful. You can learn more about the sun and other critical aspects of healing in my free educational resource, The Healing Path.
As you can see, vitamin C is a critical mineral for our health and it deserves consideration as part of a health protocol.
This item posted: 19-Feb-2017 - Disclaimer
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