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This slushy recipe from my bestselling book Liver Rescue is a refreshing and delicious way to start your morning off right. Friends and family members alike will delight in it, too. Freeze some watermelon the night before so that you’re ready to go first thing, or cut some up and leave it in the freezer for at least 2 hours beforehand.

In Liver Rescue, I share how each of these ingredients can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Melons are a powerful liver cleansing food because of melon’s ability to hydrate blood all on its own and help alleviate your liver’s overburdened state. The combination of melon’s unique living water content with its nutrient content allows the heart to work less; melons thin out dirty, toxic, fat-filled blood, allowing the heart to not overwork itself in pumping blood. This reduces some of the liver’s responsibility to protect the heart, which frees up the liver to focus on other important chemical functions that are needed in the moment. Melons also provide the liver with hydration to hold on to for when you’re in a drought, living a lifestyle of chronic dehydration. They flush toxins out of the intestinal tract with ease and rebuild hydrochloric acid reserves in the stomach. And because bile is not needed to break down and digest melon, the liver can work on restoring its bile tank.

Diabetics are often told to stay away from melon when the reality is that all melons, including watermelons, make an incredible food for diabetics because they hold natural sodium combined with natural sugar. (Remember to eat melon on an empty stomach to avoid a stomachache from this predigested food getting held up in your gut by slower-digesting foods.)

Limes (and lemons) improve hydrochloric acid production as well as bile production and potency. They contain micro mineral salts that break down pathogens such as unproductive bacteria, mold, yeast, and fungus to help protect your liver’s immune system. The rich calcium levels in lemons and limes binds to the vitamin C within them, and both of these enter into the liver, where they waken a stagnant, sluggish, fatty liver, helping loosen and disperse fat cells. Lemons and limes clean up dirty blood syndrome, improve glucose absorption, and even protect the pancreas.

Watermelon Slushy

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh watermelon cubes
2 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1 lime, juiced

Directions:
Blend the fresh and frozen watermelon together with the lime juice until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: Adjust the iciness of the slushy by substituting more fresh watermelon in place of frozen if you desire a less frosty beverage.

Makes 2 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

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In this delicious recipe, creamy cauliflower purée is served atop of hot roasted portobello mushrooms and finished off with a sprinkling of fresh chives. It’s comforting, warming, and nourishing. Pair this recipe with a fresh salad of your choice and it makes a winning dinner you can enjoy on your own or with family and friends.

Portobello mushrooms (and other mushrooms like crimini) are excellent at strengthening the immune system and can significantly lower the risk of colds, flu, ear infections, bronchitis, swollen glands, sore throats, and chronic infections. They have also been shown to slow down or prevent the onset of tumors in the body. These mushrooms are a good source of vitamins E, B12, and D and minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron, and calcium.

Cauliflower contains the trace mineral boron, which is known to help the endocrine system—and yet cauliflower gets more attention for the so-called goitrogens it contains. Cauliflower does the very opposite of what the hype says—it helps the thyroid and the rest of the endocrine system (including the hypothalamus and adrenal glands) to stave off the viruses that are truly behind issues such as thyroiditis.

Cauliflower Portobello Boats

Ingredients:
6-8 large portobello mushrooms
1 tsp dried oregano
1 1/3 lb cauliflower, cut into florets
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup chives, finely chopped + more for garnish
3-4 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
Sea salt and pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and arrange your Portobello mushrooms on top, cap side down. Sprinkle dried oregano, sea salt and pepper on top. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until soft.

While the mushrooms are cooking, place a medium-sized pot on the heat and add about an inch of water and a steaming basket. Add the cauliflower, put the lid on and cook until soft, about 15-20 minutes. Set aside.

Place the cauliflower in a food processor with garlic, chives, almond milk, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

Take the mushrooms out of the oven and top with the cauliflower purée. Sprinkle fresh chives on top. Serve immediately.

Serves: 3-4 people

For more information on the undiscovered healing properties of fruits, veggies, wild foods, herbs and spices, check out my #1 NY Times Bestselling book, Life-Changing Foods 

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For so many people, pizza is the ultimate comfort food. But is it really comforting when most of he ingredients used in pizza are harmful to your health? Thankfully, there’s a way to make pizza that is not only incredibly delicious, but also truly comforting and nourishing to your body. You may find that this recipe becomes your new favorite pizza for its flavors and also how it leaves you feeling.

In this pizza recipe, potato is used for the pizza crust. And when you’re seeking comfort, potato is the food you should really reach for. As I share in my book Life-Changing Foods, potatoes offer us foundation and strength when we’re feeling blurred, dizzy, foggy, troubled, or adrift in our lives. If your ego is consuming you, potatoes can tap into the humble confidence within, overriding the toxic emotions that keep you from succeeding in the areas of life that truly matter. Potatoes reorient us, help us to feel pleased and gratified by our experiences, and guide us to make choices not based on ego but out of true grounding and stability.

Potato Crust Mini Pizzas

This recipe is for mini pizzas with three different toppings. You can pick just one of the topping options or use them all. If you prefer a large pizza, you can make one or two large crust pizzas versus a few minis. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Base:
2 cups roughly chopped gold potatoes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp sea salt

Sauce:
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp raw honey
3-4 tbsp water
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings:

Cashew cheese with tomatoes and basil
3-5 slices heirloom tomato
2-4 leaves fresh basil

Cashew cheese:
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp parsley, tightly packed
1/2 medjool date
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Olives, zucchini and thyme
3-4 raw olives
1/4 medium-sized zucchini, cut into half moons
1 tsp fresh thyme

Spinach, asparagus and bell pepper
5-8 asparagus tips
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1 medium-sized tomato, sliced
1/2 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
3-5 baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F. To make the base, add 2 inches of water to a medium-sized pot and add a steaming basket. Steam the potatoes for 25-30 minutes until soft. Remove and place the potatoes in a food processor with the garlic powder, onion powder, maple syrup and sea salt. Blend until smooth.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the mixture on top using a wet spatula, making 3-4 mini pizzas. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and pat down with a spatula.

To make the cashew cheese, place the soaked cashews, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, date, sea salt and pepper into a food processor and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as you go. Set aside.

Make the tomato sauce by mixing together the tomato paste, dried oregano, dried thyme, raw honey, water, sea salt and pepper.

Take the pizzas out of the oven and spread the tomato paste on top. Arrange the toppings on each of the potatoes, then place in the oven for another 5 minutes. Remove and add the fresh toppings like basil, tomatoes, avocado, spinach and lemon juice. Serve immediately. You can double, triple or quadruple this recipe to make enough for more people or for larger servings.

Serves: 2-3

Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables in the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods

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Kale Pesto

If you struggle to get enough raw leafy greens into your diet every day, this delicious pesto recipe is a great way to sneak more in. Enjoy it with vegetable crudités, served with tomato-cucumber skewers, or try it with the baked Sweet Potato Fries or Zucchini Tater Tots on the blog. This recipe is much lower in fat than traditional pesto, making it a much better choice for your liver and overall health.

If you’ve heard that raw kale is bad for thyroid health, it’s vitally important to know this is incorrect. Raw kale is actually beneficial for the thyroid. Kale is high in specific alkaloids that protect against viruses such as EBV. Its phytochemicals can enter the thyroid, killing off pockets of EBV that start to develop there during the virus’s early stages of occupying the gland.

Parsley removes high levels of copper and aluminum, which feed EBV and in turn cause skin problems. Parsley also bolsters production of the thyroid hormone T3 by helping to feed and restore the thyroid.

Basil’s antiviral abilities come in part from phytochemical compounds that can enter into the thyroid and slow down EBV cells’ drilling action. Basil helps reduce nodules, cysts, and tumors, and holds anticancer compounds to help prevent thyroid cancer.

Oil-Free Kale Pesto

Ingredients:
2 cups kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
1 cup parsley
1 cup basil
2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1/3 cup walnuts
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt, more if needed
1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
3-5 tbsp water

Served with:
1/2 English cucumber, cut into wedges
1 red bell pepper, cut into wedges
1 small romaine lettuce, separated into leaves
1 large tomato, sliced

Directions:
To make the pesto, combine the kale, parsley, basil, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and blend until you get a chunky pesto. While the motor is running, pour the water into the food processor until you reach the desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.

To serve, arrange cucumber wedges, bell pepper, romaine lettuce leaves and tomato slices on a platter with the pesto.

Serves: 4 people

To find out more about what’s behind thyroid symptoms and disease, and get many delicious healing recipes, check out my bestselling book, Thyroid Healing 

This item posted: 26-Aug-2018 - Disclaimer

Looking for a fun new way to serve potatoes to your family? These pretty potato spirals are full of flavor from the herbs, crunchy, and delicious. Paired with a creamy cashew and dill dipping sauce, this combination is hard to beat and a great way to include more healing foods and herbs in your family’s diet.

Potatoes have gotten a bad rap for far too long. As victims of the war on foods mistakenly categorized as “disease-producing,” potatoes have been blamed for ills they never caused. Potatoes are wrongly accused of contributing to obesity, diabetes, cancer, Candida overgrowth, and many other conditions, while in truth these miraculous tubers can reverse these illnesses. That’s right! Potatoes are actually good for people with diabetes, because they help stabilize blood sugar. The entire potato, inside and out, is valuable and beneficial for your health: potato plants draw some of the highest concentration of macro and trace minerals from the earth.

Cashews are highly beneficial for lowering blood pressure, preventing heart attacks, preventing gallstones, reducing the frequency of migraines, providing energy boosts, strengthening bones, and promoting healthy skin and hair. Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and contain a high amount of oleic acid, which is a heart healthy monounsaturated fat that is great for the cardiovascular system. Cashews, like all nuts, are best consumed in small portions.

Herby Potato Spirals

Potato Spirals:
1 1/2 lb medium-sized potatoes (about 6-8)
3 tbsp dried oregano
3 tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp chives, finely chopped, for serving
Wooden skewers, as many as needed

Cashew Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup cashews, soaked in water and drained
2 tbsp fresh dill, loosely packed
2 tbsp cup fresh chives, loosely packed
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
Sea salt & pepper, to taste
2-3 tbsp water, more if needed

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F. Skewer the potatoes, then carefully cut them with a sharp knife while rotating and holding it at an angle to make spirals.

Place the dried herbs, cayenne and sea salt in a large flat bowl or tray and mix well. Add each skewered potato to the bowl and sprinkle the herb and spice mix on the potatoes until evenly coated. Place on a baking tray and cook for 35-40 minutes, rotating half way, until golden brown and cooked through.

To make the cashew sauce, place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed. To serve, take the potatoes off the skewers and serve with the dip. These are best served immediately.

Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables in the #1 New York Times bestselling book Life-Changing Foods 

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This combination of fresh juicy tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs piled on top of pip-ing hot baked eggplant makes for a heavenly meal for lunch or dinner. This recipe is very simple to make, making it perfect for busy weeknight dinners or an easy choice that will still delight your guests at a dinner party.

Tomatoes contain their own variety of vitamin C that’s bioavailable to the lymphat-ic system and liver, supports the immune system to keep it strong against EBV, and prohibits viruses from traveling through the body with ease. When growing, tomatoes absorb and collect the moonlight’s frequency at night. This means that when consumed, tomatoes strengthen the thyroid’s radio-like frequencies, helping to create balance and homeostasis with all of the body’s organs and glands.

Cucumbers strengthen the adrenals and kidneys and flush viral neurotoxins out of the bloodstream. They hydrate the lymphatic system allowing for better cleansing. Cucumber hydration can slow down and even stop a fresh mononucleosis infec-tion.

Onions are one of the most accomplished foods on the planet for keeping down bacterial overgrowth in the body, making them a star for anyone who deals with SIBO. The sulfur they contain (including the phytochemical allicin, other organo-sulfides, and sulfur compounds that haven’t yet been uncovered in research) is part of what makes onions nature’s antibiotic. It’s also responsible for ridding the body of radiation exposure, casting out viruses, and drawing out DDT and other pesticides, herbicides, and toxic heavy metals.

Roasted Eggplants with a Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

For the eggplants:
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cilantro
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 medium-sized eggplants, cut in half lengthways
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salad:
4 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
1/2 English cucumber, diced
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup mint, finely chopped
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
3-4 tbsp tahini, for topping (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F/190C.

In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, ground cumin, ground coriander and red pepper flakes.

Arrange the eggplants on a baking tray and score the flesh with a sharp knife. Sea-son with salt and pepper, then brush on the lemon and spice mixture. Roast the eggplants in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until fork-tender.

While the eggplants are cooking, make the salad by combining the tomatoes, cu-cumber, red onion, mint, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.

Take the eggplants out of the oven and top with the salad. Sprinkle on fresh pars-ley for garnish. Serve immediately with an optional tablespoon of tahini on each.

Serves: 2-4 people

Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables in the #1 New York Times bestselling book Life-Changing Foods

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This is the perfect snack to have waiting when your kids get home from school: crispy apple slices laid out alongside a gooey caramel dipping sauce. You may want to double the recipe, because this dish will disappear before you know it.

Apple’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a top pick when you’re faced with practically any illness. Encephalitis (brain inflammation), IBS (intestinal inflammation), and viral infection (which can result in nerve inflammation) are just a few conditions in which apples can play the critical nutritional role of calming your system by reducing viral and bacterial loads that create inflammation.

The phytochemicals in apples make them a true brain food, feeding neurons and increasing electrical activity. Apples with red skin contain anthocyanins and even traces of malvidin (a type of anthocyanidin), which are partially responsible for the red color. These pigments have anti-obesity properties and compounds that increase digestive strength, encouraging weight loss. Apples also have traces of flavonoids, rutin, and quercidin—phytochemicals that are responsible for heavy metal and radiation detoxification—as well as the amino acids glutamine and serine, which help detoxify the brain of MSG. This fruit helps cleanse and purify the organs, improve circulation in your lymphatic system, repair damaged skin, and regulate blood sugar.

Apples are the ultimate colon cleanser. As the pectin from an apple moves through your gut, it collects and rids your body of microbes such as bacteria, viruses, yeast, and mold. It also gathers and expels putrefied, impacted protein and debris that’s been hiding in intestinal pockets and feeding colonies of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and C. difficile. This makes apples an excellent antiproliferative for healing SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and other digestive disorders. Apples are also hydrating on a deep, cellular level. They provide precious trace minerals such as manganese and molybdenum, as well as electrolytes and critical mineral salts that help the body rehydrate after exercise or stress of any kind.

Apples with “Caramel” Dip

Ingredients:
1 large apple, sliced
6 dates, pitted

1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:
Arrange the apple slices on a plate. Blend the dates and the cinnamon with a splash of water until combined. (If working with dry, firm dates, soak them in water for 2 hours beforehand until they are softened.) Spoon the mixture into a serving cup alongside the apple slices.

Makes 1 to 2 servings

Excerpt from the #1 New York Times bestselling book Life-Changing Foods

This item posted: 20-Aug-2018 - Disclaimer

Humble potatoes are an amazing food not only for health (when served without butter, bacon, sour cream, rancid oils and the like,) but also because of the satiety they offer and the variety of ways they can be prepared and enjoyed. In this recipe, potatoes are the star of both the fries and the fat-free, dairy-free nacho cheese dipping sauce. This recipe is simple to make and oh so delicious. Pair it with a leafy green salad for optimal digestion and nutrient assimilation and you have a dinner that will please the whole family. This recipe is also a great choice for a movie night with friends.

Potatoes are also high in potassium and rich in vitamin B6, as well as a fantastic source of amino acids, especially lysine in its bioactive form. Lysine is a powerful weapon against cancers, liver disease, inflammation, and the viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles that are behind rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, autoimmune disease, and more. Potatoes will be your allies if you’re looking to fight any chronic illness—to fend off liver disease, strengthen your kidneys, soothe your nerves and digestive tract, and reverse Crohn’s, colitis, IBS, or peptic ulcers. In addition to being antiviral, they’re antifungal and antibacterial, with nutritional cofactors and coenzymes plus bioactive compounds to keep you healthy and assist you with stress. Further, potatoes are brain food that helps keep you grounded and centered.

Nacho Cheese Fries

Ingredients:

Fries:
2-3 russet potatoes
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp sea salt

Nacho cheese sauce:
1 large potato, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup steaming water or vegetable stock

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F. Cut the potatoes into thick fries, then place them in a bowl with paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano and sea salt. Toss to coat. Arrange the potatoes on a baking tray covered with parchment paper so that there’s space between the fries. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until browned, flipping them half way.

To make the sauce, add a couple of inches of water to a medium-sized pot and place a steaming basket in it. Add the diced potato and carrot, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes until soft. Remove from heat and set the steaming water aside.

Place the cooked potatoes and carrots in a blender with turmeric, garlic powder, cayenne, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper and the steaming water. Blend until very smooth. Serve in a bowl with the fries.

Serves: 2

Find out more about the undiscovered healing properties of potatoes and many other foods in my #1 NY Times Bestselling book, Life-Changing Foods

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I have been a fan of wild berries since I enjoyed picking them as a child in Maine with Spirit telling me about their undiscovered healing properties and which ones I could eat safely and which to avoid. Fortunately, you do not have to live out in the country or near the woods to have access to wild berries today. It’s quite likely that your local supermarket sells frozen wild blueberries, which are the most healing food on this planet, and it could also sell other types of wild berries dependent on which area of the world you live in. Incredibly, wild blueberries become even more powerful when frozen. But first, it is essential that you know why wild berries are so important in the first place. One important reason is because they are covered with elevated biotics—microorganisms that supersede any probiotic on the market, soil or lab born. These elevated microorganisms exist on unwashed organic produce when it’s growing, so when you eat a wild berry, apple, leaf of kale or anything else that you pick straight from the plant or soon after it has been harvested, you’ll be taking in these critical microorganisms we all need. The benefits of these microorganisms are infinite, so whether you are struggling with a specific condition or concerned with the effects of aging, freshly picked wild berries are for you. Let’s first take a closer look at what elevated biotics do.

Elevated Biotics

Undiscovered by medical science and research, elevated biotics are capable of amazing feats. These microorganisms bypass the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, as well as your bile and the bile salts in your duodenum and small intestine, to find their way into your ileum, located at the end of your small intestine, where they can settle in and do the work of keeping your cells alive. Simply put, elevated biotics have significant rejuvenating powers. This means that you could have consumed a handful of wild berries ten years ago and the elevated biotics from those berries are still alive and kicking in your gut. The reason it is so vital that elevated biotics are present in the ileum is that they help the body to produce B12. Are you already taking a B12 supplement? It is still crucial that your body has these microorganisms in order for your supplement to work. Elevated biotics are responsible for activating your B12 supplement, like flipping a switch. Without them, you are essentially throwing your supplements away. Almost everyone today is deficient in B12, including those who get tested for B12 levels and the tests show they are in the normal or high range. I share why this happens in my book, Life-Changing Foods. Historically, it was the norm to eat fruits, vegetables, and herbs fresh-picked from the field, garden, or wild, so people were getting higher levels of elevated biotics. It’s part of why brain issues, digestive disturbances, autoimmune disease, and so many other chronic illnesses were much less common in previous eras.

With elevated biotics present in your digestive tract, your body can also fight off SIBO, stop strep in its tracks, and reduce acid reflux. Additionally, H.pylori and other types of bacteria cannot survive in your stomach or intestines when the powerful microorganisms found on wild berries and other organic, unwashed plants are present.



Wild Blueberries and Other Berry Varieties

While all wild berries are incredibly nutrient dense and beneficial, wild blueberries are the number one powerhouse food. With immense healing properties, the phytochemicals in these berries (also undiscovered by science) act like magnets to attract toxic heavy metals and carry them out of the brain and liver and remove them from the body. They are especially effective when eaten along with the other four foods in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox protocol.

Do not worry, however, if you are unable to get your hands on wild blueberries. Mulberries, wild strawberries, linden berries, gooseberries, and wild black raspberries, to name a few, are also extremely rich in nutrients and full of certain amino acids and antioxidants still unexplored by medical science and research. When I was younger, I took home buckets full of mulberries from the mulberry trees that grew near my house and froze them. Remarkably, the antioxidants in wild berries do not diminish when they are frozen. If you’re wondering what it is about wild berries that makes them so nutrient dense, the answer is in their various pigments, which is where antioxidants and amino acids are especially present. If you have ever cut or squeezed fresh wild berries, you have probably noticed that they have bled dark purple or red. This is one indicator of just how packed full of nutrients they are. Their deeply pigmented skins give them their incredible healing power. Their incredibly high nutrient content makes them especially effective at removing toxins and heavy metals from the body, which viruses like Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, and other viruses feed off. You may also have noticed that cultivated berries, or berries that are not wild, are less saturated with pigments—meaning that they are also less saturated with nutrients.

Wild berries, specifically wild blueberries, are the most adaptable fruit on the planet, having survived drought, cold, and floods, so there are thousands of years of unique information resting inside each plant—and no one berry is the same. Plus, the microorganisms in wild berries are a different breed of elevated biotic to those living on other types of berries, making them more potent, but this does not mean that you should stop eating regular berries. If growing or picking wild berries is not a possibility where you live or you can’t access frozen wild berries, you still have options. You can use a wild blueberry powder, which is an incredible addition to any diet. Also, there are several plant hybrids and varieties that are not wild, and, at the end of the day, any berry is definitely better than no berries at all. Wild or not, check out the berries at your local farmers’ market. There are bound to be raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries on offer in the summer that are also full of many wonderful healing properties. Each offers unique benefits. You can read more about the healing properties of wild blueberries specifically and berries in general in Life-Changing Foods.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are present in all fruits, but those found in wild berries are especially powerful, capable of stopping the process of oxidation. Cells oxidize, or breakdown and die, from poisons and toxins. You might already be aware of free radicals, which the medical and beauty industries proclaim to be a large threat, but this is a generalized term for damaged cells and toxins that your body produces. It does not cover the host of other toxins that we take in from cleaners, detergents, air fresheners, carpet chemicals, exhaust fumes, metals, and so on. We also oxidise from pathogens present in the body that feed and then excrete neurotoxins and dermatoxins, a truth that medical science and research do not yet know. Almost everyone today has at least one pathogen inside their body.

It is important to understand what you are up against—these types of poisons are everywhere—but fortunately, berries have antioxidants that protect us from these toxins. How exactly does it work? Oxidation happens when the toxins that we are exposed to or inherit from our family lines (which is one reason why a baby can be very sick) damage our tissues and cell structures, ultimately poisoning and killing our cells. In the brain, for example, heavy metals cause neurotransmitter chemicals to get dirty, die, and explode. You might experience this as the frustrating and sometimes debilitating symptom brain fog. In addition, these metals feed viruses such as Epstein-Barr (EBV), which is responsible for autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, eczema, and more. Again, this is also not known by science and research. To find out more about EBV and how it is affecting the health of millions of people, check out my book, Thyroid Healing. On top of all of this, you are also aging faster and faster if this cell death is happening in your body and you are not eating the right foods (think wild berries and the other healing foods I list in my books) to counteract this process and help your body reproduce cells.

The Myth About Fruit Sugar

There are many trendy health diets out there that ward customers off of most fruits but encourage the consumption of berries because they are low glycemic. The quantity of berries allowed on these diets, however, is usually minimal. Consuming only a handful or two of berries a week will not do the job of combating internal aging. The sugars naturally present in fruit are particularly beneficial for the brain. You do not need to be afraid of fruit. I repeat, you do not need to be afraid of fruit. As explained above, fruit is packed with the antioxidants needed to help fight disease and aging. If you are concerned about the sugar in fruit or have been told to avoid fruit, it is vital that you read my article and listen to my radio show on Fruit Fear. It’s critical for your health and future that you make room in your diet for fruit.

Your body needs the antioxidants in fruit, especially those found in wild berries, in order to get oxidants out and stop cells from decaying. The undiscovered truth is, the cells in your body do not receive nutrients, minerals, or vitamins without sugar involved. I’m not talking about processed and refined sugars, but the natural sugar in fruit especially and also carbohydrate rich foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes. If you are depriving yourself of fruit, your body is running on old sugar reserves from your brain and liver. What this means is that your cells are unable to absorb any new nutrients. Why? Because the cells in your body only open up to receive vitamins and minerals when they are attached to natural sugars. As an extra bonus, the sugars in fruit, especially in wild berries, naturally contain vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and trace minerals. If you are on a no-fruit or minimal fruit diet and also take supplements, your cells won't be able to fully absorb the nutrients in your supplements. The nutrients in foods and supplements both need to be bound to natural sugars like those found in fruit in order to be properly absorbed. This is information that you will not find anywhere else because it hasn’t yet been discovered by science.

Moving Forward

Have you ever been berry picking? Simply being outdoors and touching berries recalibrates your blood pressure and heals the soul. Those memories also act as small meditations that bring healing when you think back on them. And then eating them daily or as often as possible brings a multitude of healing benefits. Try to seek out any wild berries or cultivated berries that you can. Have them for breakfast or a snack, add to juices, smoothies, salads, dips, dressings, and desserts. Bring in the heavy metal detox smoothie which is so important for everyone. These are all wonderful ways to enjoy berries. For more ideas, search “berries” on my blog and you’ll find many delicious recipes. Read about their many healing properties here and in Life-Changing Foods and then think about what you’ve read as you eat your berries. This will amplify their benefits even more. You could also take an herbal or foraging class to learn about berries, or talk to someone who can identify edible brambles so you can take advantage of any berries that grow in your area. The most important step is to start eating them as often as possible so you can reap their healing power.

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This delicious and beautiful twist on a caprese salad may just have you envisioning yourself at an Italian trattoria on a cute cobblestone street. Instead of the traditional mozzarella, this recipes uses the wonderful avocado. As you’ll read below, avocado is an incredibly healing food that also mimics the creaminess of cheese. Dairy products put a strain on the digestive system and liver, and negatively impact health in many other ways, so they are best avoided. This caprese salad is perfect for serving as a finger food, entrée, or light main meal for guests or just for yourself.

As I share in my bestselling book, Thyroid Healing, “avocados contain phytochemicals that protect the lining of the digestive tract from EBV’s cofactor, strep bacteria. They also contain an easily assimilable form of copper that helps balance T4 and T3 thyroid hormone production. Avocados’ form of natural glucose calms sensitive nerves throughout the body that have been irritated by viral neurotoxins.

Tomatoes contain their own variety of vitamin C that’s bioavailable to the lymphatic system and liver, supports the immune system to keep it strong against EBV, and prohibits the virus from traveling through the body with ease. This vitamin C is also a support to the thyroid’s own immune system in the neck area. When growing, tomatoes absorb and collect the moonlight’s frequency at night, just as the thyroid collects the sun’s rays during the day (which you can read more about in Thyroid Healing). This means that when consumed, tomatoes strengthen the thyroid’s radio-like frequencies, helping to create balance and homeostasis with all of the body’s organs and glands.

Basil’s antiviral abilities come in part from phytochemical compounds that can enter into the thyroid and slow down EBV cells’ drilling action. Basil helps reduce nodules, cysts, and tumors, and holds anticancer compounds to help prevent thyroid cancer.”

Avocado Caprese Salad

Ingredients:
3 large heirloom tomatoes
2 medium-sized avocados
1/2 cup fresh basil
3 tbsp lemon juice
1-2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (optional)
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Cut the tomatoes into thick discs and set aside. Cut the avocado across the middle (not lengthways) and remove the pit. Peel off the skin and cut into discs, about the same thickness as the tomato.

Arrange the tomato slices on a plate or platter and top with avocado. Place a basil leaf on each, then drizzle with lemon juice and the optional olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Serves: 2-4 people

Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables in the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing, & Liver Rescue

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