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Hundreds of packaged vitamins, minerals, and other seemingly critical nutrients line the aisles of supermarkets, health food stores, and pharmacies around the world. Thousands of claims promoting various supplements are splashed across television screens and magazine pages leaving you overwhelmed and confused. You may wonder which supplements you actually need, or puzzle over five different brand options. You may begin to question whether supplements are even necessary or just an expensive waste of money. The information below and in the radio show above is intended to help you make the best decisions about supplements so you can leave the confusion behind.
While I recommend individualized supplement protocols for individuals suffering with specific symptoms and illnesses, there’s a foundational set of supplements that can be very helpful for anyone to consider.
An ideal B-12 supplement includes both methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. This B-12 blend can help with neurological disorders and diseases, anxiety and panic, and the immune system. The right supplement is a better choice than B-12 injections. These shots do not contain the right kind of B-12 blend and have the potential to trigger an overreaction in a sensitive body. The B-12 supplement I prefer can be found here.
Zinc can help protect you from many diseases. Maintaining healthy zinc levels can help shield you from pathogens and minimize future illness. Unfortunately, the more pollution we encounter, the more zinc we lose, and the fruits and vegetables we grow for food no longer contain this essential mineral. Avoid the many liquid zinc supplements that are loaded with citric acid, natural flavors, alcohol, and other toxic ingredients. Instead, search for a clean, high-quality liquid ionic zinc like this one.
Rather than taking a fish oil supplement, which was discussed in the “Damaging Health Fads” radio show, opt for a quality plant-based Omega-3 supplement like this one.
A non-dairy, time-released probiotic can be a great choice for supplementation. Take advantage of any chance you get to eat freshly picked produce and ingest the foods’ beneficial microorganisms, but when garden veggies aren’t an option, relying on a solid probiotic like this capsule or this liquid is the next best choice.
Hawaiian spirulina can be a better choice than a regular multi-vitamin because it’s so rich in bio-available nutrients. It is also one of the five key ingredients for heavy metal poisoning as discussed here.
Herbs are loaded with nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals, and nettle leaf is a particularly indispensable one. This unlisted adaptogenic herb possesses incredible anti-inflammatory properties, and can be a great support for a run-down endocrine system. You can take nettle as a tea, tincture or in capsules.
The Vitamin D Misconception
At the moment, most of the medical community and a large majority of the general population consider vitamin D to be a foundational supplement. Surprisingly, vitamin D is not one of the baseline supplements needed for survival and disease prevention. Vitamin D supplementation can certainly benefit your overall health, but the widespread conviction that it one of the most critical supplements is in most cases mistaken.
What to Avoid (When Choosing Supplements)
When searching for supplements, do your best to avoid any capsules, powders, or liquids that list “citric acid” as one of the ingredients. Citric acid can wreak havoc on the immune system, intestinal tract, and stomach lining, and negates any benefits the supplement has to offer. Citric acid is not derived from citrus; It is a toxic chemical derived from corn and manipulated into a preservative.
Just like citric acid, stay clear of supplements that have natural flavors listed as an ingredient. “Natural flavors,” “natural flavor,” and “natural flavoring,” are all labels for the same mystery chemical composition that contains MSG and acts as an antagonist to the body. Numerous B-12 sprays, sublingual formulas, and lozenges include natural flavors, so be mindful of ingredient lists when browsing various brands and bottles. Even protein powders from reputable companies include MSG in the form of “vanilla flavoring”* or a similar descriptor. Pure vanilla extract is fine however.
Alcohol in herbal tinctures nullifies the supplement’s beneficial elements. In addition, the typical alcohol used in tinctures is GMO corn-grade alcohol. Although some tinctures contain grape alcohol, any amount of alcohol in a tincture tends to impede the effective delivery of the herb into the body.
If you eat animal products or animal protein, you likely look for the highest quality grass-fed beef or free-range chicken you can find. Unfortunately, animal derivatives in supplements come from extremely low-quality sources that are saturated with heavy metals, hormones, and other undesirable elements. Even well respected companies have these issues with the quality of animal products found in their supplements.
Although whey is a popular protein source right now, few people are aware of the fact that whey protein contains glutamic acid which is a form of MSG. Regardless of advertisements declaring the cleanliness of a specific brand, all whey protein acquires glutamic acid during the product’s development process.
It’s best for anyone struggling with chronic health issues or a mystery illness, whether it be fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, or mystery aches and pains, to avoid carnitine.
Take a look at your supplements and check out the “other ingredients” list on each bottle. Some well-known brands sell supplements with an “other ingredients” list of over twenty items, including numerous preservatives and toxic components. When shopping for supplements, always check out the “other ingredients” list and avoid products with lengthy lists of potentially harmful additions.
Many people don’t want to take supplements and prefer to get all of their vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and other essential nutrients from the foods they eat. Unfortunately, most people do not eat nutrient-dense, life-giving foods at every meal. Often times, people spend twenty, thirty, forty years or more eating unhealthy, nutrient-deficient foods before shifting towards a healthier diet and lifestyle. A few years of wholesome nourishment can’t make up for the 30,000 inadequate meals they’ve already eaten. Even as newborns, many people don’t receive optimal nutrition. Even if someone receives the most nutrient-rich breast milk as a baby and eats an ideal diet throughout their entire life, obstacles ranging from toxic chemical exposure and pollution to poor water quality, stress, and inherited radiation or mercury from past generations create the need for supplementation.
Do not underestimate the power of healing foods to restore damage caused by past nutritional deficiencies. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, wild foods, and high-quality water like those I discuss in my book Life-Changing Foods can all be used in amazing ways to support anyone with a chronic illness or symptom.
Beginning to take these core group of supplements can offer new support to the health of you and your loved ones. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to your favorite caring health practitioner for guidance. Along with healthy foods, the right supplements can be a great way to build a foundation for health.
This item posted: 11-Jan-2017 - Disclaimer
Next time you find yourself craving ice cream, try out banana nice cream for a sweet, delicious change! While the dairy in regular ice cream can stir up inflammation and allergies, or feed viruses and bacteria in your system, this simple, single-ingredient nice cream and two-ingredient sauce is filled with the natural sweetness your body needs, and will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. This can be a scrumptious dessert to end the day, or even a nourishing breakfast meal. The whole family, kiddos included, will love this fun, wholesome treat! More delicious, family-friendly recipe ideas can be found in my newly released book, Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.
Don't mistake the processed sugars in packaged cookies and cakes for the life-giving natural sugar found in bananas. Bananas are packed with phenomenal amounts of antioxidants, vitamins and other disease-fighting phytonutrients. Feeling anxious, on edge, or disheartened? Peel open a ripe banana to help alleviate these symptoms and return to a place of tranquility and calm. Adding bananas into one's diet can do wonders for anyone seeking to heal Crohn's disease, colitis, or IBS. The banana's mighty antiviral qualities allow it to fight off HIV and retard the development of this retrovirus as well.
Like all the other foods detailed in my new book, Life-Changing Foods, bananas also provide valuable emotional and spiritual benefits. Just one of the many emotional gifts bananas have to offer is the ability to ease the mind and shift a fearful perspective or outlook. Want to begin lessening PTSD symptoms you or a loved one are experiencing? Consuming three or more bananas a day can ignite this process. Banana nice cream is a tasty, effortless way to add several bananas into your diet each day and begin seeing extraordinary results!
The strawberries in the strawberry-date sauce deliver the perfect sweet flavor with a pleasant hint of tartness! Strawberries are an incredible superfood. Although tiny, this fruit is packed with an enormous array of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin E, B-complex, manganese, iron, and zinc. The high level of vitamin C found in strawberries wards off colds, flus, and respiratory infections, and boosts the immune system as a result. These red gems are packed with antioxidants that aid in rebuilding, repairing, and rejuvenating the entire body. The ellagic acid and flavonoids found in strawberries support cardiovascular health and can help prevent heart disease, stroke, and aid in lowering cholesterol. Strawberries also contain high levels of phenols which are anti-inflammatory in nature and make this fruit an essential food for anyone suffering from an autoimmune disorder such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
Dates are plentiful in taste, texture, and variety. Looking for a sweet, syrupy flavor? Go for the medium-sized Barhi dates. If you want something sweet but a little more meaty, try the slightly larger Medjool variety. Are you an exercise enthusiast or constantly on the go? Replenishing the brain and muscles with the natural energy and high potassium of this small yet powerful food can be miraculous for one's overall health. Maybe you or a loved one struggles with diabetes and hypoglycemia and have refrained from incorporating dates into your diet. Fortunately you can let go of the misconception that sweet fruits, such as dates, negatively impact blood sugar issues. In actuality, dates provide the liver with essential glucose, the loss of which can actually trigger or exacerbate blood sugar issues. Dates can support healing from conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, fungal infections, and vertigo. They can also help reduce constipation, heart palpitations, headaches, and many other symptoms and conditions listed in Life-Changing Foods.
When we consume dates, not only are we gaining countless physical benefits, but we are learning a spiritual lesson around selflessness. Although you might want to squirrel away these sticky, sweet treats for yourself, allowing others to share in your bounty and watching their delight while eating can help adjust your inner compass from selfishness to selflessness and give you a fresh perspective on how healing and beautiful it is to give to others.
As I share in Life-Changing Foods, certain unique foods, like bananas, strawberries, and dates, are more powerful than most people will ever know! I'm so thankful you are here reading this email and my books so that you and your loved ones can benefit from this healing information. I need your help to get Spirit's messages out to the millions of people suffering and struggling, and it all starts with the foods we choose to eat. Do you have a loved one who could benefit from the life-changing foods? Why not start the conversation with a bowl of banana nice cream!
Banana Nice Cream With Strawberry Sauce
• 4 frozen bananas
• 1 1/2 cups of strawberries, sliced and divided
• 1/2 cup of dates
• optional: 1/4 cup of water
For the sauce, blend 1 cup of sliced strawberries with 1/2 cup of dates.
To make the ice cream, cut each frozen banana into 3 to 4 pieces. Place all of these pieces into a food processor and pulse to combine. After pulsing a few times, begin to process continually while adding water by the tablespoon as needed until a thick, creamy, smooth texture is achieved. Place into a freezer-safe bowl. Drizzle the strawberry sauce in a circular pattern over the top of the ice cream. Using a knife, cut the sauce through the ice cream in swirls. Do not over-stir.
Place the bowl in the freezer to set for at least 15 minutes to harden. Scoop ice cream into bowls and serve topped with extra sauce and sliced strawberries.
This item posted: 27-Nov-2016 - Disclaimer
Sweet potatoes promote productive bacteria in the stomach, small intestine, and colon, while at the same time, they starve out unproductive bacteria and fungi such as mold that are camping out there. By keeping these microbes at bay, sweet potatoes are standouts at enhancing the body’s production of B12. Also, sweet potatoes help prevent a condition called megacolon—that is, an expansion of the colon due to proliferation of C. difficile, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, E. coli, H. pylori, Chlamydia, and/or other bacteria. Plus, this superfood helps alleviate narrowing of the intestinal tract due to the chronic inflammation that’s so commonly diagnosed as Crohn’s or colitis.
Abundant in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are especially praised for being packed with carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lycopene, and rightfully so. These phytochemicals are extremely powerful. If you are fair and eat a sweet potato daily, before long you’ll see your skin take on a glow, as if it’s been sun-kissed. The lycopene, combined with sweet potatoes’ abundant amino acids, is a recipe for drawing radiation from the body. On top of which, the anti cancerous phytochemicals in sweet potatoes help protect you against skin cancers, breast cancer, reproductive cancers, stomach cancer, intestinal cancers, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer.
Sweet potatoes are also phytoestrogenic and perform the vital function of ridding the body of unusable, destructive, cancer-causing estrogen that interferes with the body’s hormone function. These estrogens come from plastics, pharmaceuticals, food, and environmental toxins, as well as from the body producing an overabundance of the hormone (due to a diet high in estrogen-producing foods). Because it’s more than the body can use, this estrogen becomes inactive and builds up in the organs, negatively affecting the endocrine system. By purging this excess estrogen, sweet potatoes make room for healthier estrogens to take their place.
Sweet potatoes are also important for regulating hair growth; they stimulate it where needed and prohibit hair when it tries to grow in the wrong places, as in the condition hirsutism. If you struggle with insomnia or another sleeping disorder, sweet potatoes are very useful. They provide a critical form of glucose that stimulates the development of neurotransmitters such as glycine, dopamine, GABA, and serotonin, all of which aid in the ability to sleep soundly. Whether you like orange, yellow, white, pink, or purple sweet potatoes, eat up. Each type holds medicinal qualities that will power you through life.
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing sweet potatoes into your life:
Megacolon, hirsutism, colitis, Crohn’s disease, skin cancers, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, stomach cancer, intestinal cancers, esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), heart disease, kidney disease, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), insomnia, alopecia, sunburn, Asperger’s syndrome, depression, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), psoriatic arthritis, epilepsy, hiatal hernia, adrenal fatigue, neuropathy, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, urinary tract infections (UTIs), chlamydia, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, scleroderma, lichen sclerosus, celiac disease, social anxiety disorder
If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing sweet potatoes into your life:
Dandruff, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, diarrhea, anxiousness, intestinal tract discomfort, inflamed colon, colon spasms, heartburn, scar tissue, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, food sensitivities, heart palpitations, hot flashes, abdominal cramping, accelerated aging, brain lesions, colon spasms, depersonalization, digestive disturbances, abnormal Pap smear results, eye dryness, swelling, age spots, weight gain, scaly skin, intestinal polyps
When you need some coddling, there’s nothing more comforting than a baked sweet potato. Unlike greasy, fried, or sugar-filled and processed “comfort” foods that leave you feeling bloated, lethargic, and more depressed, a sweet potato has properties that actually give you the sensation that the world around you has shut down. This is an important function that makes you feel safe and soothed, like you’re getting a hug even if no one’s there to give you one, so that you can draw up the strength to deal with hard times.
Have you ever baked a sweet potato and seen the natural sugars that bubble up and drip down the sides? A sweet potato in and of itself is as rich as anything you could ask for—and yet that doesn’t seem to be enough for us. Popular sweet potato recipes call for butter, cream, brown sugar, or marshmallows. Even though sweet potatoes are sweeter than sweet and already perfect, we adulterate them, obscure their natural qualities, and overindulge. Where in your life are you unnecessarily piling on the extra toppings? Sweet potatoes teach us to evaluate other circumstances where we’ve been handed a pure and complete gift, and out of fear or a lack of appreciation, we’ve felt like that wasn’t enough.
* To reap sweet potatoes’ maximum benefits, try to eat one per day.
* If you crave a creamy accompaniment to your sweet potato, scoop out some fresh avocado and mash it in as though it were butter. After you’ve cooked a batch of sweet potatoes (steaming and baking are the healthiest preparations), set some aside to save for later in the fridge. Chopping them up and serving over salad helps your body absorb and assimilate more nutrients from leafy greens. And a few bites of sweet potato when you’re having trouble sleeping in the middle of the night will help you get some rest.
* Try rubbing a piece of raw sweet potato on a scar. It has medicinal qualities that stimulate healing and tone the skin to help reduce scar tissue.
* People often use cucumber slices to get rid of bags under the eyes. For variety, try cold slices of cooked sweet potato instead. This will infuse the under-eye tissue with beta-carotene, bringing back vitality to your appearance.
* When you’re dealing with sunburn, try eating sweet potato to recover faster.
* If you have a lot of internal scar tissue from past surgeries, try a routine of eating two sweet potatoes daily for one week, then one sweet potato daily for three weeks. Repeat every month until your condition improves.
* When you’re scheduled to see a movie you know will be scary or action-packed, eat a sweet potato beforehand. It will support your adrenals as you experience the excitement, fear, and adventure on-screen.
Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Braised Cabbage
A great dish for weekly dinners, the components of this dish can be made ahead of time and assembled just prior to serving. Bake sweet potatoes and cook the cabbage in advance and store them in the fridge for up to four days for a quick, easy dinner that takes minutes to prepare. For best results, make the sauce right before serving and ladle it piping hot over the stuffed sweet potatoes.
4 sweet potatoes
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 red cabbage, shredded
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
4 tablespoons minced parsley
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake sweet potatoes on a baking sheet for 45 to 60 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. In a large pan, saute garlic and onions in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over medium-high heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and soft. Add the cabbage and sea salt, along with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes until the cabbage is tender, continuing to stir occasionally and adding a splash of water as needed to moisten. Split open sweet potatoes and mash each side slightly with a fork. Stuff as much braised cabbage into the openings as possible.
Make the sauce just before serving the sweet potatoes. (For 4 servings, double the ingredients for the sauce.) Add all the ingredients to a small pan. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat until it bubbles slightly. Continue stirring for 1 to 2 minutes until the sauce is well combined and slightly thickened. Pour over the sweet potatoes, garnish with parsley, and enjoy!
Makes 2 to 4 servings
Excerpt from the New York Times Bestselling book, Life-Changing Foods.
This item posted: 21-Nov-2016 - Disclaimer
There is a reason that squash is the quintessential fall vegetable. They’re hearty, abundant, and absolutely delicious. This recipe calls for the sweet, mild acorn squash variety that turns into a beautiful golden brown when roasted. You can even eat the skin!
Acorn squash is easy to digest and is an excellent remedy for acidosis and conditions of the stomach, spleen, liver, and blood. It is wonderfully high in Vitamins A, E, C, B-complex, and beta carotene, iron, zinc, copper, calcium, and potassium which are vital for a healthy and strong immune and nervous system. The carotenoids are especially beneficial for protection against heart disease, breast cancer, and macular degeneration.
Acorn squash is also known to help reduce inflammation which is excellent for conditions such as asthma, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. It’s creamy and comforting qualities can help satisfy a variety of cravings while still properly nourishing the body and soul.
2 acorn squash, halved and seeds removed
1 red onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon coconut oil
½ cup plain dried cranberries
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons coconut sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Fill a baking tray with ½ inch of water and place the squash in the tray, cut side down. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until tender when pressed.
3. In a medium pan, sauté the onion and garlic in coconut oil over medium high heat until translucent and fragrant, approximately 5 minutes.
4. Add the cranberries, sea salt, and black pepper. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cranberries are soft and plump.
5. Add the walnuts and honey, stirring frequently until walnuts turn golden brown. Remove from heat.
6. When the squash are cooked through, remove them from the oven and drain any remaining water from the pan. Flip the squash halves right side up and fill the centers with the cranberry filling.
7. Sprinkle the edges of the squash lightly with coconut sugar and return to the oven for 3-5 minutes more until the sugar has browned.
For more amazing recipes and information on the healing powers of food, check out the New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods.
This item posted: 21-Nov-2016 - Disclaimer
This creamy, cold pumpkin pie smoothie is like drinking fall in a glass! Skip out on the processed holiday drinks and opt for this instead. You won’t be missing out at all. Top it with a dash of coconut cream to take this recipe over the top.
Pumpkin is packed with antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, and zea-xanthin which can help prevent age-related macular disease. Pumpkin is also a rich source of B-vitamins such as folates, niacin, thiamin, and pantothenic acid and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and phosphorus.
Pumpkin also contains immune-boosting properties which can help the body stay strong and ward off common colds and flus that may be going around. Pumpkin is excellent way to replenish and restore the body after a workout as it is high in potassium which helps to restore the body’s balance of electrolytes after exercise and keeps muscles functioning at their best.
2 frozen bananas
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 medjool dates
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
½ - 1 cup of water
¼ cup of coconut cream* (optional)
1. Blend the bananas, pumpkin puree, dates, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and ½ cup of water until smooth. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired.
2. Top with the coconut cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy.
Makes 1-2 servings
* To make your own pumpkin pie spice mix together 3 tablespoons of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of ground ginger, and 1½ tablespoons of all spice.
* For the coconut cream, remove ¼ cup of the heavy top layer of cream from a can of separated coconut milk.
Want more recipes and info about the healing power of food? Click here for the New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods.
This item posted: 21-Nov-2016 - Disclaimer
As far as salads go, this kale salad is a hearty one that will definitely fill you up. It only gets better the next day, so make a double batch and keep half in the fridge for an on the go lunch! Also, don't be afraid to get your hands in there and really massage that kale. You'll be amazed how tender and delicious it becomes!
Kale is a nutritionally packed and contains incredible healing and rejuvenating properties. Kale is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins A, C, E, K, B-complex and minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Kale is an anti-cancer powerhouse and contains phytochemicals such as glucosinolates that help protect the body from breast, colon, prostate, ovarian, and bladder cancer.
Kale also contains an exceptionally high amount of antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids which are essential for protecting the body from degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, prostatitis, osteoporosis, and neurological disorders.
Kale contains an organic sulfur which has potent antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties that work to boost to the immune system and provide significant benefits for chronic inflammation and oxidative stress seen in conditions such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic sinusitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, COPD, and irritable bowel disease.
2 heads of kale
1 cup cabbage, finely shredded
4 green onion stems, chopped
1 cup cranberries (fresh or dried)
¼ cup cilantro
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tbsp almond butter
1 garlic clove
1 quarter-sized slice of ginger
½ lemon, juiced
1/4 cup water
To make almond butter sauce, blend almond butter, water, date, garlic, ginger, lemon juice and cilantro until smooth.
Remove stems from kale and chop finely. Place into a large bowl. Massage dressing into the kale until kale softens and reduces. Toss with cabbage, green onion, cranberries, and sunflower seeds. Keeps well in the fridge for up to three days.
For more amazing recipes and information on the healing powers of food, check out the New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods.
This item posted: 20-Nov-2016 - Disclaimer
These curry noodles are a great dish for feeding the whole family. They are just as easy to make fat free and raw as they are to cook up with a little coconut milk and sea salt. The recipe includes instructions for both and you can even make half raw and half cooked if you want! The cooked version would pair perfectly with some steamed cauliflower rice or potatoes and the raw version is so yummy scooped into butter lettuce. This recipe will become a favorite the whole family can enjoy together. Happy slurping!
3 zucchini, peeled
1 red bell pepper
3 cups kelp noodles
1/4 cup raw sriracha sauce (recipe link in description)
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon curry powder
4 garlic cloves
1/4 cup medjool dates
1/4 cup basil
1/4 cup cilantro
1 1/2 cups coconut milk (optional)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
1) Thinly slice the carrot, onion, red bell pepper, and spiralize 2 of the zucchinis. Set aside in a large bowl.
2) Rinse the kelp noodles well and add to the sliced vegetables.
3) Blend together the remaining zucchini, sriracha sauce, garlic powder, curry powder, garlic cloves, dates, and the juice of one lime until smoothly combined and slightly warmed. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water until desire consistency is reached.
4) Pour warmed curry sauce over the veggies and noodles. Serve topped with basil, cilantro, and lime juice.
FOR THE COOKED VERSION
5) For cooked curry noodles, follow steps 1 through 3 above.
6) Combine the vegetables, kelp noodles and curry sauce in a pot over medium heat.
7) Add coconut milk and sea salt. If you are only cooking half the recipe, you can half the amount of coconut milk if you want.
8) Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender and cooked through.
9) Serve topped with basil, cilantro, and lime juice.
This item posted: 19-Nov-2016 - Disclaimer
If you’ve ever felt alone in your illness or on your healing journey, know that the Angelic realm is here for you, watching you, and cheering you on every step of the way. The Angels know just how challenging life on earth can be during these times of rapid change and uncertainty. Fortunately, we are blessed with the ability to call on these Angels for help, guidance, comfort, and support.
You may know the Angel of Healing, Angel of Deliverance, or Angel of Purpose from my first book Medical Medium, but you might not yet know that there are many more Angels working around the clock to support you in the most miraculous of ways!
The Life-Changing Angels
In addition to the Essential Angels and Unknown Angels I introduced in Medical Medium, there is another group of twelve female Angels called the Life-Changing Angels who I introduce for the first time in my new book Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself And The Ones You Love With The Hidden Healing Powers Of Fruits And Vegetables, These mighty Angels, each assisted by a group of other Angels, complete important missions to look after our food supply. The fifty life-changing foods I detail in my new book can get to us and truly be life-changing because of the never-ending work of these Life-Changing Angels.
In fact, once you understand just how involved these Angels are in supporting each piece of life-changing food, you will very likely be in awe of all they do for you. From shifting the way the wind blows to cushioning the fall as a ripe piece of fruit tumbles from the tree, these Angels are constantly supporting the food we consume, our earth that it grows from, and the health of those people planting, harvesting, and enjoying the abundance.
Along with guiding and vitalizing the fruits and vegetables from their birth to consumption, these Angels oversee projects that support a thriving food supply, such as the rapidly growing organic produce movement. At the same time, these Angels attempt to minimize and prevent the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides and other detrimental actions that could potentially damage the life-changing foods everyone on earth needs to thrive. Now that I’ve given you a little information about this Angelic group, let me introduce you to a few of the twelve Angels I describe in Life-Changing Foods.
Angel of Harmony
Do you struggle with mindful eating? Have you had a challenging relationship with food in the past? The Angel of Harmony can help you develop a completely new relationship around food and mealtimes. Call upon the Angel of Harmony to help you find gratitude and calm around your eating experiences. She will support you in connecting with your body and its needs during these times. If you’ve ever struggled with over-eating, under-eating or other distressing behaviors or situations surrounding food, the Angel of Harmony will help you release grief or anxiety and support you in embarking on a new way of relating to the nourishment on your plate!
Angel of Solidarity
As the holiday season draws near and holiday meals and celebrations arise, you might want to try reaching out to the Angel of Solidarity for support. If you want to commit to my 28-day Healing Cleanse from my book Medical Medium or any other life-giving eating habits over the holidays and are hoping for the support of family, friends, co-workers, and even restaurants, the Angel of Solidarity can stealthily steer your companions towards offering their own support for the inspiring dietary choices you are making. The Angel of Solidarity’s influence can even dissuade them from trying to entice you with foods that don’t serve your body or healing goals.
Angel of Insight
If you feel like you keep breaking your commitment to yourself to eat healthy foods or find it impossible to avoid foods you want to keep out of your diet, ask the Angel of Insight to bring her guidance and support into your life. Not only can she embolden your spirit and will, but she can also bestow you with the gift of inspiration to stay aboard the bandwagon of health and healing even over bumpy roads. Many of the positive movements I mentioned earlier are overseen by the Angel of Insight, including seed-saving and the current revival of farmers’ markets.
Angel of Enrichment
If you want to get as much uniquely tailored benefit from the “Holy Four” food groups I share in Life-Changing Foods, call out to the Angel of Enrichment. This incredible Angel can boost the nutritional value of the fruits, vegetables, wild foods, herbs and spices you bring into your diet. From the phytochemicals to the vitamins and minerals, the Angel of Enrichment can adjust the levels of each nutrient in your food to reflect the needs of your body in that given moment. You can read more about the “Holy Four,” the critical four food groups we all need to thrive, in my new book Life-Changing Foods where I illuminate some of the most life-transforming foods that fall within those categories.
Asking for the Angels’ Assistance
You can call upon the Life-Changing Angels for assistance just like you would the Essential Angels or Unknown Angels. It is important to address them by name and say your request out loud, even if you are only able to whisper. “Angel of Harmony, please be with me during this meal,” you might ask aloud before sitting down to dinner. Have faith in knowing that this practice will alert the Angel whose aid you need. If you are unable to speak for health reasons or just can’t get the words out in that moment, mentally call upon the Angel of Deliverance to assist you in making contact with the other Angels.
Waiting for their Response
Have you ever tried to call on an Angel and felt like no immediate change took place? We must remember that the Angels aren’t necessarily always obvious in their assistance. Perhaps their support comes in the form of a gentle, calm-inducing breeze, or a particularly sweet moment in a dream. Maybe we don’t feel their presence, but the following day another person we run into offers the support we had desperately been seeking. Each Angels’ approach in supporting this world is uniquely their own, and we must continue to hold faith in the fact they they are watching and listening to every request that leaves our lips. Do not ever consider yourself a burden to the Angels or think you request their aid too often. The Angels find joy and purpose in the wholehearted pleas of those asking for help, so continue to let them support you! These Angels are powerful, their love is fierce, and they want nothing more than to see you vibrantly alive and filled with peace!
It can be exceptionally hard to hold on to faith in today’s world, but right now is when all of us need faith the most. If you struggle with having faith in Angels, let go of the illustrated images that might be dancing through your head, and visualize them as the incomprehensibly powerful light-workers they truly are. They are urgently trying to fight back against the troublemakers of the day who have lost their faith and want to destroy yours as well. You can reach out to the Angel of Faith and ask her to help build up your faith reserves. You can also recognize that this information from Life-Changing Foods has opened you up to ideas and truths you were never aware of before now. You can start rebuilding your faith by holding on to moments where these new truths you’ve learned unquestionably resonate in your own life.
The Angelic Army By Your Side
You can read about the other eight life-changing Angels In my book Life-Changing Foods. In the “Life-Changing-Angels” chapter, I go into greater detail about the intricacies of these Angels’ jobs, and I hope this new knowledge can open your eyes to just how much the Angelic realm weaves in and out of your daily life. Although we cannot see these Angels, it can bring a sense of joy and awe to know that the next time you are watering your freshly planted radishes or picking out heirloom tomatoes at the local farmers market, a Life-Changing Angel might just have her eye on you!
You can now enter each situation in your life knowing that you are far from alone. You have an entire realm of Angels beside you! As they support and encourage you, know that every compassionate action you practice towards yourself, others, or the world is actually an encouragement to the Angels who deeply long for good to overcome here on earth.
Not only are the Angels here for you, but Spirit and I are here for you as well. I believe in the power of the Angels, and I know that miraculous things can begin to happen once you bring them into your life. To learn more about these powerful, hard-working Angels, I highly recommend you order a copy of Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself And The Ones You Love With The Hidden Healing Powers Of Fruits And Vegetables and learn from the information Spirit’s revealed to me about the unseen support available to us.
This item posted: 06-Nov-2016 - Disclaimer
Have you ever mindlessly snacked on a piece of fruit, or eaten some salad or steamed vegetables without much connection to how these foods are helping you? It’s easy in our fast paced, stress-filled lives to be anything but mindful, especially when we eat. And yet, if we really knew just what these healing foods were doing for us, we would be in awe and reverence of them.
The healing properties of the fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and wild foods I share with you in my new book Life Changing Foods: Save Yourself And The Ones You Love With The Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, are present even when we do mindlessly eat these foods. Even if you ate a banana so fast that you barely remember doing it, you’d still get many of that banana’s phenomenal healing benefits. That’s how generous these healing foods are. But no one yet knows just how important fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens really are and exactly what they offer us because medical and food science and research have only discovered less than 1% of the miraculous healing properties of these foods.
Something very special happens when you begin to understand what your food is doing for you - it amplifies the healing properties it offers you physically, emotionally, and spiritually, because you will want to eat more of them. You'll also learn how to eat them at the best time and in the best way. This is the information I give you about the more than 50 foods in my book Life-Changing Foods. Chances are that you're going to be inspired to bring more of the life-changing foods into your diet when you really know the truth about the many healing properties they can offer you. You may even eat them more mindfully too! It's so exciting for me to know that you will be benefiting even more from the healing properties of these essential foods, because all I care about is that you, and all of us, heal and move forward together.
Along with the four free recipes in video and written form you receive when you pre-order Life-Changing Foods, I also wanted to share another recipe sneak peek with you from the book, plus include a video of how to make it. This recipe is so delicious, easy, and indulgent. It makes for a satisfying treat that’s packed with flavor and nutrition.
The key ingredient for this recipe is berries. They are one of the best foods we can eat due to the abundance of antioxidants they contain. We need these antioxidants to fight the aging (oxidation) process, and to stay alive and healthy in the face of constant dangers to our health. The deep purple, blue, red, and black hues of berries come from the polyphenols known as anthocyanins (including malvidin) and anthocyanins, which bring powerful, health promoting benefits to those who consume them. Berries are also rich in dimethyl resveratrol and dozens of other phytochemicals, amino acids, coenzymes, and co-compounds that have yet to be discovered by science and are more plentiful and bioavailable in berries than in any other food. Berries are also an incredible brain food, heart health aid, and support for fertility.
Try bringing berries into your regular diet if you experience illness or symptoms, including high cholesterol, ovarian cysts, irregular menstruation, brain cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, encephalitis, epilepsy, Huntington’s disease, narcolepsy, osteomyelitis, Tourette’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), atherosclerosis, heart disease, ovarian cancer, atrial fibrillation, prostate cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), mystery infertility, endometriosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), acne, weight gain, bladder infections, fibroids, hypoglycemia, psoriasis, adenomas, edema, thyroid nodules, hot flashes, sensations of humming or vibration in the body, headaches, nerve pain; mineral deficiencies, frozen shoulder, panic attacks, phobias, brain lesions, jaw pain, anxiousness, scar tissue, Candida overgrowth, and back pain.
As you eat berries, reflect on the abundance of berries available year round and how they grow on bushes low to the ground so we can easily pick them and share in them with animals also in need of nourishment. The selfless nature of berries help us to also become more generous, kind, and selfless in turn.
Coconut, the second key ingredient in this recipe, has been praised by many for its delicious and healing water and oil extracted from this fleshy fruit, but there are even more benefits you deserve to know! As I share in Life-Changing Foods, coconut intensifies the healing powers of all other life-giving fruits and vegetables it is paired with. For example, if you use coconut water as the liquid base of a green smoothie, the healing properties of all the other fruits and greens in the creamy drink will amplify and provide you with even greater nourishment and fortitude.
Everyone can benefit from starting to sip on coconut water, especially those who have hypoglycemia, diabetes, or any other blood sugar disorder. People with overactive or underactive adrenals, or those who suffer from any brain or neurological disorder will also find great value in adding coconut water into their diet.
Like the water, the coconut meat has a host of beneficial properties. The unique combination of lauric acid and specific antioxidants found in the meat make this an antipathogenic food that destroys any pathogen it encounters when moving from the stomach into the intestinal tract. If you or a loved one suffers from postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, or Lyme disease, try to begin incorporating coconut into the diet. Some symptoms that can be supported by the inclusion of coconut include memory loss, all neurological symptoms, blurry eyes, high blood pressure, and chemical sensitivities.
If you have trouble sleeping during a full moon, try adding coconut to your evening meal or snack. Your neurotransmitters and electrical impulses will be bolstered by the coconut’s mineral salts and electrolytes and will prevent you from being as affected by the delicate gravitational pull of a full moon. Coconut is highly beneficial for anyone who struggles with narcissistic tendencies. It aids in helping someone release an overpowering singular focus on his or her own wants and needs and allows the needs and beliefs of others to come into view as well. Find excitement in knowing that consuming this fruit helps you grow closer to recognizing who you are on a foundational level! You can learn more unknown facts like these about coconut and more than 50 other healing foods in Life-Changing Foods.
Berries and Cream
Beautiful and enticing, these berries-and-cream bowls are perfect for brunch, entertaining, or dessert. The coconut milk whips into a cloud of light, fluffy whipped cream, and the hint of ginger and lemon zest completes the dish. Enjoy impressing those you love with these beautiful berry bowls.
1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup strawberries
2 x 13.5-ounce cans full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated
¼ teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Lemon juice (from about ¼ lemon)
1 2-inch piece vanilla bean pod, split lengthwise
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 leaves fresh mint, minced
Rinse the berries, mix them together, and divide them evenly into 2 bowls. Open the cans of coconut milk, being careful not to shake them. Coconut milk naturally separates in the can, leaving a thick, heavy layer on top. Scoop out the solid cream from each can and place it in a small mixing bowl. (You will need ½ cup of cream.) Discard the thin liquid that remains. Using a fork, whisk together the coconut cream, ginger, maple syrup, lemon juice, and the scraped seeds from the vanilla bean pod. Whisk until the mixture is well combined and smooth. Scoop a generous dollop of cream over the berries in each bowl. Top with the lemon zest and mint.
Want more recipes? Get four of the recipes from Life-Changing Foods in video and written format when you pre-order a copy of the book, so you can try them out for yourself right away. These recipes are original Medical Medium recipes designed to bring some of the most powerfully healing foods on the planet into your body in a truly delicious way.
This item posted: 22-Oct-2016 - Disclaimer
Did you know that the aromatic herbs we usually use to add flavor to our meals are some of the most healing foods available to us?
Oregano, thyme, rosemary, and sage are powerful disease-fighting foods that each have a different healing focus. When you eat all of them regularly, their individual properties complement each other, enhancing their ability to defend against pathogens in the body, like Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, streptococcus, E. Coli, H. pylori, C. difficile, MRSA, and fungus.
In my new book Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself And The Ones Your Love With The Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits and Vegetables, I share that aromatic herbs can almost be considered wild foods, even when cultivated. Their nutrient profile is especially robust and important for anyone who is struggling with a chronic illness or symptom. It's a wonderful gift that these foods also taste so good and can make a simple meal into a gourmet masterpiece!
Oregano, thyme, rosemary, and sage together have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties that can help with hundreds of health conditions and symptoms, including small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), peptic ulcers, strep throat, food allergies, Lyme disease, ear infections, sinusitis, diverticulitis, vertigo, ringworm, eye infections, respiratory infections, rashes, abdominal pain, dizziness, fatigue, blisters, excess mucus, neuralgia, flatulence, itching, nausea, edema, herpes, and gum infections.
Not only do these aromatic herbs offer you and your loved ones support for hundreds of health challenges, they also help to bring calm and peace when you are feeling chronically overstimulated, stressed out, and emotionally overreactive. They also help us to adapt along with the quickly changing world we are living in today, reminding us where we've come from and who we can still become.
Sage, oregano, rosemary, and thyme are also especially beneficial when used raw in salads, dressings, dips, water, juices, smoothies, and other drinks. You can also steep them in hot water to make medicinal teas. Experiment with all the ways you can use these herbs, and most of all, try to keep them all in your diet every week or as often as possible.
Herb Battered Root Vegetable Fries
This item posted: 16-Oct-2016 - Disclaimer
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