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Have you ever thought about what your thyroid does for you? Medical science and research and alternative health communities all believe that the thyroid exists purely to manage metabolism and control hormones in the body. They also believe that the thyroid is responsible for producing just two hormones—thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), and managing two thyroid related hormones—thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). While these hormones play a part in the thyroid’s function, there is so much more to know about this miraculous gland, which I share in detail in my book Thyroid Healing.

If you’ve ever had your thyroid function tested, you likely would have had your T4 and T3 levels checked, along with your TSH. If results showed they were out of the normal range, you would have been told you have a thyroid problem and been given medication. If your test results came back in the normal range, you most likely would have been told you don’t have a thyroid problem and that something else is causing any symptoms you may be experiencing. Understandably, you might have left your doctor or health practitioner’s office feeling more confused about the state of your health than ever before. Either way, you would have left thinking you got a clear picture on the health of your thyroid. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

It’s important to be aware that if you’ve had part or all of your thyroid gland removed or you’ve had radioactive iodine treatment, what you’re about to learn still applies to you. When part or all of your thyroid is removed, there’s still functional tissue remaining around the edges that is working hard to perform its true purpose for you, which I am about to share with you.

I wrote my book Thyroid Healing to share the truth with you about the thyroid’s unknown purpose and how the thyroid really functions. I also address in detail what is really behind today’s epidemic of thyroid problems, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, hyper or hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, hyper or hypo parathyroidism, goiters, hair loss, insomnia, heart palpitations, brain fog, vertigo, fatigue, depression, dry skin, anxiety, weight gain, weight loss, and other unexplained symptoms or illnesses. I bring to light the truth about thyroid medications, thyroid health and hormone tests, and break down some of the most harmful and misguided trends and belief systems existing today. And most importantly, I share how you and your loved ones can finally heal.

The information I am sharing with you in this article and my book Thyroid Healing is here to bring you real answers and clarity on what’s going on in your body and the most effective steps and tools you can use to heal. You can heal and the information in this article is here to help you do just that. If you’re an avid reader of health books and articles and you think you’re aware of the latest thyroid health information, you’re going to be more than surprised—maybe even shocked—at how much more there is to know. The information in this article and in Thyroid Healing is like nothing you have read or heard, and it will bring you true comprehension of the undiscovered inner mechanics of our thyroids for the first time ever.

What Your Thyroid Really Does

Your thyroid’s true function and purpose is actually much more interesting than the modern medical understanding of it. Truth is, your thyroid is your body’s data center. It is your second brain. In many medical and alternative health circles today, there is a pervasive theory that the gut is the body’s second brain. While the gut is tremendously important in its own right, it is the thyroid that is second to the brain as a control center for the body. Even when your thyroid has been damaged (a topic I address extensively in Thyroid Healing) or surgically removed as I mentioned earlier, your thyroid can still fulfil its true purpose as the data center. And the rest of the endocrine system is so advanced that it can fill in for what’s missing or damaged in the thyroid.

Unknown to research and science, including all medical communities, your thyroid catalogues all the markers of homeostasis in your body as the data center. In Thyroid Healing I share that your thyroid miraculously records what balance looks, feels, and acts like for you individually. Messages from every organ and every gland get delivered to the thyroid—when necessary, as complaints. Like a human resources department in a company, your thyroid fields these reports, collecting and recording data about what’s functioning well in your body, what’s not functioning, what’s toxic, and what’s not toxic.

Then, day in and day out, your thyroid uses its memory of homeostasis to send out radiolike frequencies (not yet detected or measured by medical science or research) that delegate tasks and responsibilities throughout the body to keep everything in balance. Your thyroid, which is self-powered and self-sufficient, uses its intelligence about your personal homeostasis to continuously re-create it for you, so that when one body system is overtaxed or compromised, another kicks in to compensate. As the thyroid delivers different frequencies to different parts of the body as needed, it can even provide energy to them—energy that is not yet weighed or measured by research and science. Isn’t that incredible? As you can see, the thyroid is about far more than metabolism and the known T4, T3, and TSH hormones.

The Unknown Hormones

Medical science and research believe T4 and T3 are the two main hormones the thyroid is responsible for and that testing these hormone levels will provide an accurate indication of the health of someone’s thyroid. In truth, producing these hormones is actually the least important task of the thyroid. Surprised? This truth is also unknown to science and research. These known thyroid hormones are not the most significant. If they were, the thyroid symptoms and illnesses someone was suffering with would go away when they went on hormone replacement medication, but the overwhelming majority of people do not experience this. When someone’s symptoms do improve when they go on thyroid medication, which only happens for a small amount of people, it’s usually because they also made some positive changes to their diet and lifestyle at the same time. These changes are what account for the improvement in symptoms. But this varies wildly from person to person depending on the specific ways they have changed their diet, supplementation and lifestyle and how effective these changes really are at improving their health. As a result, out of the small amount of people who do see a shift, the majority will only improve temporarily.

Science is unaware that the true functions of the T4 and T3 hormones are to keep the immune system balanced to prevent under- or overreaction to stimulus, to help keep body temperature level, and to support the pancreas. Very few actual symptoms occur when the thyroid is not producing enough of these two hormones and testing for their levels does not provide a correct analysis of hormonal or thyroid health.The thyroid-related hormones known as thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) do also play their own roles, which I share in Thyroid Healing, but there are other hormones that are unknown to medical science and research which are far more critical.

What is most important about how the thyroid works is its function as institutional memory and peacekeeper among all the organs and glands—and this doesn’t require T4 or T3 or its signalers TRH or TSH. Rather, the thyroid produces two additional thyroid hormones that are not yet discovered by medical research and science that I discuss in great detail in Thyroid Healing. These two incredible hormones play a pivotal role in the radio-like frequencies that the thyroid emits in its messaging and monitoring of the body.

As these hormones are not tested for yet, let alone discovered, it shows just how far medical science and research are from being able to accurately determine the health of someone’s thyroid function. Not to mention that the true cause of most thyroid problems, which I share in Thyroid Healing, wouldn’t be detected from these tests anyway. Medical science and research are many decades away from beginning to understand what’s really happening when someone has thyroid illnesses or symptoms. My hope is that my book Thyroid Healing, which brings the truth about the thyroid and over 100 symptoms and conditions to light, will initiate research and investigation into areas of thyroid testing and thyroid problems that will actually have an outcome that is helpful for the millions of people suffering. But why wait for that to happen when you deserve to become an expert on thyroid health and how to heal now? If you’d like to discover more about the thyroid, how you and your loved ones can begin healing, and more, you can order a copy of Thyroid Healing here.

Thank you for being here with me. I am so honored and grateful to have you here. I’ve known since age four, when the source that provides me with all the advanced medical information I share first spoke to me, that I needed to be the messenger for others in need of answers. I’ve been told the real reasons people are suffering and how they can heal so I can share it with you and your loved ones so you have the knowledge and support you need to heal. I’ve never forgotten that. I’ve dedicated my life to making sure you get this advanced medical knowledge that can be life-changing and even life-saving. You deserve to know the truth and you deserve to feel healthy and well. I support you and I believe in you, and I know that you can heal.

This item posted: 15-Sep-2017 - Disclaimer

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a label mired in confusion and mystery, can be an earth-shattering diagnosis for many. MS sufferers experience a range of painful symptoms that can completely alter the life they once lived. Fortunately, this condition is not an incurable disease in which your immune system is attacking sections of the nerve sheath, as many well-intentioned medical experts believe. Rather, the truth is that aggressive viruses and their cofactors are often what trigger off many of the MS symptoms. To better understand how this disease came to be, it is important that we delve into the history behind MS. Once I share the true historical information, you will have a deeper understanding of how this diagnosis has come to be tethered to so much damaging misinformation. This will also give you the freedom to release any misinformation you’ve been told and take hold of the truths about multiple sclerosis so you can truly begin to heal.

The History of Multiple Sclerosis

After World War II, a shift in science took place as people began to explore new ideas and dive into novel projects. During this time, the beginnings of the hormone movement appeared as researchers began to manipulate hormones through pharmaceutical synthesis and knowledge acquired from research on animals.

Prior to 1940, people did not view perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause as related to the negative symptoms that many women now tend to associate with this phase of their life. Up until this point, women who stopped menstruating typically felt better, had increased energy, and a higher libido— outcomes that women rarely have the fortune of experiencing today. Medical science and research and medical and alternative health communities aren’t aware that there was a number of reasons for this shift, one of which was an escalation in viral issues.

Around the late 1940s, doctors' offices began to fill with women experiencing a range of symptoms like never before in women’s health history. Professionals did not know how to diagnose these mystery symptoms. Some of the symptoms women were experiencing included fatigue, feeling out of sorts, weakness in the legs, numbness, depression, fatigue, and anxiety. In that day in history it wasn’t unusual for a doctor to typically tell a wealthy woman that she was bored or unhappy and would encourage her to take on a new venture or charity project. A poor woman would be told she was lazy, crazy, attention seeking, or being dishonest. Sadly, most women, regardless of their socioeconomic status, were handed a completely inaccurate diagnosis.

The Viral Explosion

Many people picked up viruses around the turn of the 20th century, but these initially docile viruses needed time to root and strengthen themselves. By mid century in the 1940s and 1950s, for the first time people were not only feeling the effects of rooted viruses that were ready to make an appearance, but they likely felt the effects of increased exposure to radiation and DDT combined. This is information I brought to light in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods.

Radiation

You may never link World War II and menopause in your head, but they actually have a connection worth noting. During the war, the atomic bomb released a tremendous amount of radioactive dust into the atmosphere. This dust began to fall out of the sky heavily by 1950 and has continued ever since. This increased radiation exposure around mid century was another unseen factor doctors and other health practitioners were unaware of and thus didn’t consider a factor when it came to diagnosing and supporting their patients and clients.

DDT

At this time in history, the use of DDT was rampant. It was being sprayed in parks, neighborhoods, and on the food people consumed. This damaging chemical quickly began affecting the health of those who were exposed and was just another piece of the puzzle contributing to the boom of hundreds of mystery illnesses, many of which I addressed in my book, Medical Medium. I share the truth about many more mystery illnesses in my book, Thyroid Healing, which contains a wealth of essential health information that can help and protect you and your loved ones.

Near the end of the 1950s, many doctors stopped calling their patients lazy, crazy, or bored. Instead, women’s hormones were blamed for these symptoms. Prescriptions were offered as a solution, but sadly, this supposed cure actually made many women much more sick.

True Birth of the MS Diagnosis

In the past, neurological conditions were often only taken seriously by medical professionals if the condition was able to be perceived by the doctor’s own eyes. For example, a doctor could easily see if someone was suffering from tremors or involuntary autonomic spasms and would deem these neurological issues. However, if a woman’s neurological problems, such as severe fatigue or increased blindness, were not visible, their symptoms were often not believed or taken seriously.

Although women vocalized their health struggles, it wasn’t until men began to complain of similar neurological issues that medical professionals began to take serious note of these symptoms. Women were wrongfully seen as liars and manipulators, so their cries that something was wrong were met with scorn and disbelief. Once men, who were deemed honest and trustworthy within the patriarchal society, complained of experiencing similar symptoms to women, doctors began to take these health issues seriously and invested into the label of multiple sclerosis. In the late 1800s an extremely rare sclerosis illness was discovered but it had no true resemblance to what we call multiple sclerosis today. It was a different brain illness that had a very different cause to what we know as multiple sclerosis. If someone was suffering from tingles and numbness, aches and pains, fatigue, neuropathy-like sensations in their hands and feet, blurry eyes, or constant, mild headaches, the medical world would now be able to give them a label that wasn’t an old, obscure theoretical discovery that only a few people were given for very different reasons back in the late 1800s.

It’s Viral

When the first true MS diagnoses were delivered, suggested treatment options were limited and even inappropriate and led many people to suffer unnecessarily. It is important that you know what is actually happening inside the body when a MS label is given and how you can work to heal the true root cause.

The truth, which is unknown to medical science and research, is that almost every neurological symptom stems from one group of viruses— the herpes family. There are certain types of bacteria that can cause instant swelling and inflammation in the brain, but the problem that arises is strikingly different than the neurological symptoms that people with MS, ALS, lyme disease and more have to endure. To learn more about the various viruses that fall within the herpes family check out my herpes radio show and blog post. And, to learn more about the true unknown cause of Lyme disease and how to begin recovering your health, read the chapter on Lyme disease in my book, Medical Medium.

Although a variety of the Epstein-Barr virus is often responsible for MS, other cofactors usually play a role also. The presence of toxic heavy metals such as mercury, copper, aluminum, lead, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, alloys, and steels, or dangerous chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, or DDT can help fuel and support the many strains of Epstein-Barr and other herpetic viruses that are triggering off neurological symptoms. Medical science and research aren’t yet aware that there are over 60 strains of Epstein-Barr viruses alone, a truth I discuss in detail in my book, Thyroid Healing.

Instead of handing people a MS label, doctors and health practitioners would be providing a better diagnosis if they told MS sufferers they have a variation of Guillain-Barré Syndrome since their neurological issues stem from a viral infection. It would be even better still to tell a patient that their condition and symptoms are viral so they can address the viral issue and allow the central nervous system to heal.

Brain Markings

Oftentimes a brain lesion will be seen on the MRI or CAT scans of someone who has been diagnosed with MS. A lesion could be a number of things including a crystallization, calcification, or scar tissue from a knock on the head many years ago that may not be causing you any issues. It is important to note that millions of people who aren’t diagnosed with MS live their lives with harmless markings inside their brains that they are completely unaware of. However, if you’re struggling with stiffness, weakness, or numbness in various areas of the body, have started suffering from blurry vision, or have developed any other symptom associated with MS and a brain scan reveals a visible deposit in your brain, you may be given an inaccurate MS diagnosis. It is common to have unharmful markings on your brain and current MRIs are not even able to pick up on all of the markings that you may have. It will be twenty to thirty years before these machines will be able to scan the brain with the accuracy needed. If you ever have an MRI or CT scan with contrast make sure to stay hydrated and add a little bit more lemon or lime water into your routine for a period of time. The contrast contains heavy metals and it is important that you flush these toxins out of your bloodstream and organs. You may also wish to consider including the daily heavy metal detox smoothie for a while.

Even if you aren’t exhibiting symptoms, you may be incorrectly told that you have MS if a scan reveals noticeable markings on the brain. These markings, which you may have had from birth or childhood and could be deposits of heavy metals or MSG are seldom connected to MS. Although there are unique cases where viral inflammation leads to the creation of severe pockets and lesions in the brain along with damaged nerve sheaths and nerve endings that may trigger MS-related symptoms, these instances are rare. If you are suffering from MS symptoms what is much more likely to be happening is that a variety of the Epstein-Barr virus in your system is releasing an abundance of neurotoxins from the liver which are floating through the body, harming the nervous system, and triggering off MS-related symptoms. This can occur whether or not you have lesions or markings on your brain.

There are a number of reasons you may be suffering from MS symptoms, but a lesion in the brain is not the true culprit. It is far more likely that your symptoms are arising from a B-12 deficiency and methylation issue, along with one or more viruses releases a tremendous amount of neurotoxins into the body. Maybe you’re battling an Epstein-Barr virus and a shingles virus or you have an Epstein-Barr strain, shingles strain, and a HHV-6 variety. Regardless of the specific mix of viruses you are up against, it is likely that an abundance of neurotoxins are floating through your system and wreaking havoc. You can learn more about how viruses affect the body and create many mystery illnesses in my book, Thyroid Healing.

The Lyme Trend

Fewer people are being given an MS diagnosis today, or if they have been given an MS diagnosis in the past, it’s now getting changed to a different diagnosis. This is largely due to the fact that a wide array of symptoms are now being wrongfully funneled into a lyme disease diagnosis. The number of new MS diagnoses are falling as the number of lyme disease diagnoses continue to skyrocket, and this trend will continue for some time. Some doctors quickly place patients in the lyme disease category without even having blood work completed. Many people who have been labeled with MS for some time are now being handed a lyme disease label as well. As this wildly inaccurate lyme trend continues to grow, the MS label will become more obscure and outdated with each passing year. At this point in time, I would actually prefer someone to be diagnosed with MS over lyme because the information and confusion surrounding lyme is disastrously wrong. If you’re sensitive about the topic of lyme disease, please keep an open mind as you continue to read the rest of this article. There is so much misinformation around lyme disease that needs to be cleared up so it’s no longer holding back the many people who are wrongfully given this diagnosis.

Around the birth of the lyme disease diagnosis, a number of incredible doctors who were analyzing cases of this disease unanimously and accurately recognized it to be viral. However, In the early 1970s, there were no antiviral pharmaceuticals that could treat viruses. There were steroids and antibiotics available at this time, and once professionals latched onto the mistaken notion that lyme was bacterial, which I explain in detail in my book Medical Medium, patients began to receive prescriptions that weren't actually supporting the true cause behind this disease— viruses. The brilliant doctors who told their patients the truth— that lyme was viral— didn’t have any medications to offer them. If a patient had suggested to one of these doctors to treat their virus-based disease with antibiotics, the doctor would have most likely objected to this suggestion, asserting that treating a viral infection with an antibiotic would make the patient worse. This piece of information is still true today and is one reason why close to 85% of people suffering with lyme grow worse as they treat their viral condition with antibiotics. The other 15% of those suffering may improve, but this is likely due to alternative treatments they incorporate into their protocol such as IV vitamin C therapy and certain beneficial supplements like cat’s claw. I've espoused the value of supplements like cat’s claw to numerous lyme doctors over the past three decades, and finally this information is starting to circulate within the field. I’ve worked with numerous lyme sufferers whose lives were changed once they discontinued antibiotics and began a true anti-viral protocol. Because MS, like lyme disease, is caused by viruses wreaking havoc in the body, antibiotics should be avoided and an anti-viral protocol should be implemented instead.

The reason I am addressing lyme disease here is because of the complete lack of understanding surrounding this condition. Also, you may have received a lyme diagnosis if you have MS symptoms or you may in the future. Now you know there is much more to understand about lyme than what your doctor or health practitioner may tell you if you or a loved one receive a lyme disease diagnosis. If you want to read more of the truth about lyme disease, read through the “Lyme Disease” chapter in Medical Medium.

Steps to Take

A tremendous amount of neurotoxins in your system, can lead to such severe nerve inflammation that the nerves can dry and crack. If someone’s nervous system is in a state of complete disarray and they aren’t providing their body with the foods and supplements that can help their body fight against the invaders and toxins causing the problems, they may sadly find themselves struggling and being prescribed immunosuppressive drugs by a doctor. Because immunosuppressive drugs break down the immune system, if they are taking certain medications it is critical that they bring in certain foods and supplements that serve to fortify the immune system. If they suffer from acute attacks, their doctor is likely to prescribe them a steroid to reduce inflammation, but he or she won’t be able to tell them the information that will allow them to overcome these attacks indefinitely. Medicine is behind and patients need to know the steps they can take to battle their disease today.

If you are suffering with MS, It is important to know that you can heal. There are countless neurological symptoms you may be battling, but hold on to the faith that you can move past them with the proper healing measures. If you are handed an MS label, you must recognize it for what it truly is. Being given this label does not mean it will be life-threatening. Over the past decades I’ve helped numerous people heal after they were given a MS diagnosis, and with the correct supplements and food choices you can move towards conquering MS too.

Supportive Supplements & Teas

When it comes to healing MS, there are a few supplements that are critical for every sufferer, two of which are B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin and a high-quality zinc. Supplements that help fight back and eradicate the viruses in your system are crucial. Some recommended supplements include cat’s claw, lemon balm, silica, a little licorice, and a little olive leaf. Vitamin C is an essential supplement to add to your protocol and a little ALA can be beneficial as well. For neurological symptoms methylfolate and a b-complex can be valuable. Glutamine is incredible for supporting nerves in your brain and for helping break down pockets of MSG, calcium deposits, or other toxins in the brain that leave markings.

Additional supplements to consider are elderberry, lomatium root, propolis, nettle leaf, and a plant-based omega-3. Although vitamin D does not fix the problem and should not be taken in large doses, a certain amount of this supplement can be supportive. If you’re looking for additional healing ideas, try bringing rose hips tea into your daily routine. This drink is fantastic for helping combat Epstein-Barr related neurological symptoms. If you’re interested in the specific supplements and teas I recommend, check out my preferred supplements page.

Supportive Foods

Bringing in supplements can be an incredibly powerful piece of the healing puzzle, but making sure your diet includes a plethora of life-giving, disease-fighting foods is another critical component.

Wild blueberries are a critical food to consume while healing from MS. They contain a number of health benefits including restoring and calming the nerves. Wild blueberries alongside Hawaiian spirulina and barley grass juice extract powder are three out of the five most powerful foods to help draw heavy metals out of the system. Regularly incorporating all five of the heavy metal detox foods can be unbelievably beneficial for anyone recovering from MS. If you are interested in bringing these foods into your life, check out my heavy metal detox plan.

Other helpful foods to incorporate include dandelion greens, spinach, mâche, and collard greens. Turmeric and burdock root can be helpful as well. Additional foods to incorporate include avocado, hemp seeds, and walnuts. Try munching on a handful of shelled, dried watermelon seeds ever so often for some powerful healing support. One tasty, nourishing meal might be guacamole wrapped up in collard greens, another simple, supportive option is potato or sweet potato soup. Add carrot, onion, garlic, celery, and any other tasty veggie or herbs you might like. You could receive an abundance of benefits from dining on this soup daily.

Start bringing juices into your day when you can. Some great drinks to start with include celery juice, turmeric ginger shots, and wheatgrass juice. If you don’t want to make your own wheatgrass juice, check out the wheatgrass juice extract powder.

Foods to Avoid

Removing foods from your diet that feed viruses like Epstein-Barr can be a critical piece of fully healing from MS. Some of the most important foods to avoid include eggs, dairy products, and corn.

If you have been diagnosed with MS, your practitioner may recommend an abundance of protein to help support muscle strength. But it’s carbohydrates, not protein, that are more important and will actually help you build muscle. As you work to recover from MS, bring in an abundance of carbohydrate-rich fruits and veggies, as well as plenty of leafy greens, for healing and to help maintain strength. At the same time, keep your animal protein to once per day or less when possible. During a period where you're working to heal severe neurological symptoms, lowering animal protein and bringing in more of the healing fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables is ideal.

Moving Forward

Throughout the years I’ve helped many people overcome multiple sclerosis and neurological symptoms of all kinds. If you have been suffering, even if it has been for many, many years, it is critical that you hold onto faith in your body’s ability to heal. You can move past the chronic pain, the tremors, the weakness, the fatigue or whatever symptoms you are battling on a daily basis. As you take one day at a time and implement a protocol of healing, antiviral supplements and nourishing juices and meals, try your best to keep a light heart. Celebrate as each symptom lightens and heals and know that this information is always here for you to return to and find encouragement in. Healing is not always a straight path and it’s naturally full of twists and turns— it’s what I call three steps forward and two steps back. Even though healing is not linear, you will be moving forward as you learn and apply the information shared here and I know you can find true victory in the end!

This item posted: 30-Aug-2017 - Disclaimer

Have you ever been to an allergist or gotten an allergy test done? Perhaps you’ve been told you’re allergic to certain healing fruits or vegetables, like celery or apples, but have never noticed any reactions from these nourishing foods. Or perhaps you haven’t been told you’re allergic to a fruit or vegetable, but you experience symptoms after consuming it like bloating, a stomach ache, headache, fatigue, itchiness, a burning sensation, or another symptom that makes you think you are sensitive.

At present, there are many tests available that claim to show if you’re allergic to certain foods. Unfortunately, these tests are not always accurate and often provide people with misinformation that can lead to confusion and frustration. This isn’t the fault of the practitioners who are giving you the tests. It’s that the tests themselves are inadequate and ineffective. Medical research and medical science have yet to figure out how the foods we eat act inside the body and all the ways they affect us. That makes it difficult for tests to accurately assess whether someone is sensitive to a specific food, is actually experiencing detox symptoms, or if the symptoms are caused by something else altogether. This article will address food allergies, certain seasonal allergies, and the main reasons behind the inaccuracies of today’s popular allergy tests.

The Truth About the Digestive Process

Think about when you ate your breakfast this morning. You probably enjoyed the delicious taste of the food as you took a bite and chewed it up, but do you know exactly what happened to the food once it entered your stomach? No, you can’t know because medical research and medical science do not fully understand what happens either. Medical research and medical science are in the primitive stages of discovering what actually occurs in the digestive system when food is consumed. Terms such as ‘digestion’, ‘absorption’, ‘assimilation’, and ‘enzymes’ are used to describe the digestive process, but medical research and medical science have a very incomplete understanding of what actually takes place.

For instance, science has yet to discover that the digestive hydrochloric acid in your stomach is actually composed of a blend of seven different acids. I revealed this truth in my book Medical Medium. These seven acids carry out a number of tasks that no one in medical science or medical research has discovered. These important acids can be built up with help from particular foods such as celery. And, although medical research and medical science are aware that celery contains sodium, researchers have not yet identified the valuable subgroups of mineral salts this herb contains. These mineral salts actually work to change the chemistry inside the intestinal tract, which helps to support the liver and other organs in our body. If you juice celery, the drink can help kill off H. pylori, reduce inflammation and completely change your digestion for the better. These are just a few of the benefits. I share many more in my book Life-Changing Foods. Once medical science and medical research have a deeper understanding of what actually happens once food enters the stomach— a truth that won’t be stumbled upon for some time— they will possess a significant and foundational piece of knowledge about the body’s innerworkings that will affect how doctors and practitioners read and interpret test results. The current lack of understanding surrounding gut health should make you start to question how much medical science and medical research knows about other health issues you are up against, including allergies.

The Truth About Healing Foods

Not only has medical research and medical science not fully come to understand gut health or the digestive process, but they have not yet come to recognize the phenomenal healing powers of certain foods either. Raw honey is just one example of a food that offers unbelievable gifts for those who consume it. Science has no idea that raw honey contains over 200,000 active phytochemicals that are working to support your hormones, your organs, and every aspect of your immune system. These powerful phytochemicals and the miraculous phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables help prevent and reverse diseases such as cancer, and eliminate bacteria, mold, and viruses in the system. Medical research and medical science are not fully aware of the curative power of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you want to jump ahead of the researchers and scientists in understanding these conditions and the unexplored foods that can provide astounding support, check out Thyroid Healing and Life Changing Foods.

I recently heard from a mother that her son, who is attending college, stood up to a professor who wrongfully suggested that fruit is filled with bad sugar and is harmful for humans. Although the professor was partially right about the fact that fruit contains natural, life-enhancing sugars, he was completely incorrect that these sugars are bad and that fruit in general is bad and harmful for humans. A fruit fear has developed over the course of a decade and has sadly begun to permeate the belief system of highly intelligent individuals, such as university professors who then spread this misinformation to the attentive young minds in their classrooms. This could inevitably lead to students keeping fruits like apples, cherries, pears, berries, and bananas out of their diets when these are the very foods that are critical for maintaining a sharp mind and good health. In this particular instance, the boy who challenged the professor’s erroneous claim was attending a science class. You would think the professor would stick to scientific, evidence-based claims that were carefully weighed and measured, but this misinformation is just one of the many faulty claims made by people in medical research and medical science that was never weighed and measured. One of the greatest of these mistakes is the notion that autoimmune diseases stem from the body attacking itself. Learn more about this grave mistake and the true reasons behind chronic mystery illness in my book Thyroid Healing.

The Truth About Allergy Testing

Have you or a loved one ever had an IgG test done? Although this test claims to showcase the foods you are allergic to, it is oftentimes inaccurate and can provide you with information that negatively affects the dietary choices you make. It is vital that you do not let the inaccuracies of this test keep you from eating foods that offer wonderful support for your health. For example, when an IgG test reveals that you are allergic to celery, it is likely that the celery is killing off a pathogen and the pathogen is releasing a toxin that is creating a histamine reaction. Unfortunately, this may inaccurately appear as a celery allergy on the IgG test. In reality, the powerful celery juice in your system is destroying H. pylori, streptococcus, mold, and more. Unfortunately, patients who are not aware of this can sometimes feel panicked by the long list of foods that the test suggests they are allergic to, and they may dive into unnecessary elimination diets in an attempt to alleviate allergies that aren’t actually present. Hold onto the idea that you may be able to handle powerful, nourishing foods, like celery, just fine. This is extremely different to if someone has an extreme, immediate reaction after biting into a food that causes a restriction in the throat, restricts breathing, or swells the mouth and needs immediate medical care.

Other examples of incredibly powerful foods that may inaccurately trigger the IgG test include figs, which can help fight off E. coli and streptococcus, garlic, which can help eradicate H. pylori, C. diff, staph, streptococcus, E. coli, and mold, and bananas, which are incredibly antiviral. The reason these foods may trigger incorrect results on these type of tests is because when these foods enter the body, they kill off pathogens that explode and release poisons. Because experts do not realize this is taking place in the body, they associate negative results on the test with the foods that appear to elicit these reactions. Knowing the truth about the accuracy of these tests is critical.

If you are a practitioner who frequently uses the IgG test, try and stay open minded about what the test reveals and what might actually be going on with your patient. Hold onto the information from this article and accompanying radio show so that you see the benefits and downsides of this test in a new light and have a truer understanding of why the test results highlight the things that they do. As you develop a new way of understanding and interacting with this tool, you will be able to better assist your patients and support their healing through not only your experience but what you’ve learned here as well as your intuition and what your gut tells you.

Dairy Allergy & Lactose Intolerance

It may come as a surprise to learn that lactose intolerance is not a result of someone actually being intolerant to lactose. Science and research does not understand what is really happening with lactose intolerance and dairy allergies. If you consume a dairy product and notice immediate discomfort— perhaps you are forced to rush to the bathroom— it is likely due to the dairy products in your system hyper feeding a group of bugs in the colon and intestinal tract. Imagine these bugs like a pack of piranhas feeding. The bugs instantly tear into the dairy product which stirs up immediate reactions in the body. “Hyper feeding” is a term Spirit has taught me to describe a scenario such as this.

When these bugs feed off not only lactose, but other constituents found in milk, they eliminate a highly toxic poison that can trigger off symptoms that are associated with lactose intolerance including diarrhea, cramps, bloating, and more. If you have an allergy test done, and the results do not mention dairy, you may still have an allergy to dairy. At the same time, beneficial foods might show up on the test because they were effectively killing off pathogens and this activity can make these foods appear problematic in the test results, even though they are actually beneficial. This is another example of how allergy testing can produce flawed results and is another reason to remain open minded and curious if you choose to have these tests done.

Wheat Allergy

What experts critically need to understand is that when someone has a wheat allergy or celiac disease, it is not because of the wheat itself, but because the person has a pathogen in their body that is feeding on the wheat. As the pathogen feasts on the wheat, it releases toxins, and this is what can produce a reaction of various symptoms that may last for a few days or a few weeks. This is not yet known by medical science and research or medical or alternative health communities. If someone has a wheat allergy or celiac disease, what they really need to do is start addressing the pathogens in their body with antiviral and antibacterial foods and supplements and removing the foods that feed pathogens. You can learn more about how to do this in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods. It is critical that this information begin to spread so that people who suffer from a wheat allergy or celiac disease know what’s really going on in their bodies.

Pollen, Ragweed, and Hay Fever Allergies

If you have reactions to pollen, ragweed or hay fever, try to eliminate wheat, dairy, eggs, canola oil, soy, corn, and MSG from your diet. To learn about the terms used to conceal the use of MSG in a product, check out the “What Not to Eat” chapter in my first book, Medical Medium. If you want even quicker healing results, remove rye and other grains from your diet. Pork can also feed bugs and it may be beneficial to remove this food as well. Once you eliminate unproductive foods from your diet, any streptococcus in your system as well as other pathogens will no longer be given fuel to continue to proliferate and wreak havoc. It’s these underlying bacterial infections that are behind these allergies. Replace the foods you’ve eliminated from your diet with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, which can also speed up your healing process. Once you implement these recommendations, your pollen, ragweed, and hay fever allergy symptoms are likely to decrease and disappear completely after a period of time.

If major diet shifts seem overwhelming right now, start with just removing wheat from your diet and see how even a single shift can ease your symptoms and ignite change. Once you begin to notice the benefits of a small dietary modification, you may be more motivated to continue removing unproductive foods. Any step towards healing is a victory!

The Issue With Eggs

In the body, eggs can feed bugs and help grow cysts, nodules, fibroids, and tumors. I talk about this in my book, Thyroid Healing. Sadly, people who have tumors, cysts, nodules, and fibroids, and are battling cancer, and have gotten an IgG test, are not always told they are allergic to eggs despite the fact that eggs can support the growth of cysts and tumors, feed viruses, and help create cancers. Instead, the test may wrongfully propose that these people are allergic to foods like blueberries or raspberries that actually help fight against cancers. Countless people leave doctors offices believing they should eliminate healing foods such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and watermelon from their diets while believing that they are okay to include foods like eggs which can trigger countless symptoms and illnesses. You can read more about which foods to avoid for healing in Thyroid Healing.

Anaphylactic Shock

Allergies that result in anaphylactic shock are a completely different issue to the seasonal allergies and milder food allergies and sensitivities people experience. If you suffer from a severe allergic reaction to things such as peanut butter, latex, paint, bee stings, and a number of other food and medication triggers, it is important you address these instances differently than you would seasonal allergies or milder food allergies.

Powerful Foods & Detox Reactions

There are certain incredibly powerful foods, such as fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, that you can eat to help kill off pathogens that trigger allergic symptoms and wreak havoc in the system. These fresh, life-giving foods can help draw toxic heavy metals out of the body and eliminate other chemicals and toxins such as pesticides and DDT which can be present in our bodies. I recommend reading my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods for more information on these issues. As you read earlier in this article, when certain beneficial foods are working to eliminate toxins in the body, these foods can trigger off reactions in the body, such as a release of histamine. This may actually be a positive sign of the body detoxing and pushing unproductive substances out of the system. If you’ve had an IgG test or other allergy test done, and you’ve been given a list of foods you need to avoid that includes beneficial fruits and vegetables, it is critical that you reassess these suggestions in light of the truths in this article and in my books.

Puzzling Detox Reactions

Do you or a loved one experience burning sensations around the mouth when you eat a piece of fruit, such as an apple? This peculiar feeling around the lips happens to a number of people. In the case of the apple, it may be that in the past you ate a conventional apple that was filled with pesticides or DDT, which is still in use in various parts of the world today. When you bit into the chemical-saturated apple, the toxic chemicals spread across the lips and around the inside of the mouth and triggered a reaction in the body because of the original association. Following this, any subsequent apple you eat can trigger off a similar physical reaction. Fortunately, you can resolve this issue over time by implementing certain healing measures. To begin with, eliminate the main foods Spirit recommends avoiding such as corn, soy, canola oil, eggs, dairy, and pork. You can find the entire list in my book, Thyroid Healing. Switch out these unproductive foods for meals and snacks that are filled with fresh fruits, leafy greens, and veggies. Gradually, you will grow less reactive and issues such as burning sensations around the mouth and other detox reactions that arise from eating certain healing foods will fade.

Oftentimes people who are suffering from chronic illness will eat a diet filled with wheat, dairy products, and eggs and not realize that these food choices are actually holding them back from healing their conditions or symptoms. People may even blame a healing food for causing some of their issues because when they eat a celery stick, cucumber slice, or tomato, the healing properties of the food may temporarily cause some uncomfortable sensations while drawing toxins out of the body. If people don’t recognize these detox symptoms as beneficial, they may avoid foods that can actually help them heal and return to foods like bread, cheese or butter, which don’t stir up detox symptoms, but stealthily exacerbate their health issues.

When people are told they are allergic or sensitive to healing foods such as celery, apples, oranges, and asparagus it can be incredibly confusing and damaging misinformation. If you want to learn more about what is really happening in your body when you consume healing foods, check out my book Life-Changing Foods and learn information that is decades ahead of what medical research and medical science currently suggests. This resource will help you learn about the foods you can feel safe to eat, the foods that may be beneficial to avoid, and the things you can do to better protect the health and wellbeing of you and your loved ones.

Changes to Consider

The IgG test and other allergy tests are faulty tools, and it is important that you do not let the misinformation they provide effect the healing fruits and vegetables you choose to bring into your diet. If you are surprised to learn that the IgG test suggests you are allergic to pears, melons, raspberries or other fruits and vegetables you’ve never seemed to have a reaction to, talk to your practitioner and see if you could try incorporating these foods into your diet regardless of the test’s results. You can take it one day at a time and start by adding in some of the most powerful healing foods, such as celery juice and wild blueberries.

Sweet potatoes are another wonderful healing food. Sweet potatoes can help heal colitis, Crohn’s disease, various cancers, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, PCOS, alopecia, heart disease, and more. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, try eating sweet potatoes daily for ninety days and watch as these conditions begin to lift. Scar tissue, spasms, cramps, diarrhea, and anxiousness are just some of the many symptoms sweet potatoes can help eliminate. Find out more about the sweet potato’s physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits in my second book, Life-Changing Foods. Following the truest information is especially essential when you are sixty and want to reach one hundred years of age, but it’s important for anyone of any age. It is important to realize that the food choices you make now will affect your health five years from now and even ten years from now, and taking out healing foods because a faulty test suggests you may have sensitivities can be detrimental to these efforts.

Moving Forward

Have you been living your life trying to follow a set of rules laid out by an allergy test you did in the past? Perhaps it’s time you reevaluate these suggestions in light of the fact that most allergy tests offer faulty, inaccurate results. Although the information in this article is not what you will hear in a conventional or even alternative doctor’s office, it is the truthful information you need to help you reclaim your health. Until medical research and medical science are able to understand more about the different foods we eat and their unique effects on the body, interpreting the results of a test will be impacted by guesswork and faulty assumptions. Fortunately, you do not have to let this guesswork impact your health or the health of your family and friends anymore. Every time you read through this article or flip through a section of Life-Changing Foods, you are adding information to your knowledge bank that can transform your health and assist your loved ones in transforming theirs. My wish is that you and your loved ones arm yourselves with these truths that will offer you genuine freedom for your health and well-being.

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Though it could technically be grouped with the other aromatic herbs, parsley is in a class of its own because of its skill at alkalizing all the body systems. You’ve no doubt heard of the concept of body acidity and alkalinity—that when the body becomes acidic, disease can occur. Well, wherever parsley is sold, it should come with a sign that says, “Fights acidosis more than anything else.” Normally, alkalizing foods only have the ability to promote alkalinity in one or two body systems, so other systems can remain acidic. Used appropriately and on a regular basis, parsley can alkalize the entire body, crossing body systems and driving out acidity across the board. (Note that pH strips don’t give you the feedback on body acidity that you may think they do. For more on this, see the “Harmful Health Fads and Trends” chapter.) Mineral salts are a large part of what makes parsley so alkalizing—parsley’s specialized mineral salts bind onto unproductive acids in the body to drive them out. This alkalizing skill makes parsley helpful for preventing and battling every type of cancer.

The herb is an all-purpose pathogen-fighter; it keeps bacteria, parasites, and fungus at bay. Parsley is amazing for anything mouth-related such as gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth, as it impedes the growth of unproductive microorganisms there. It’s also a fantastic anti-DDT weapon—it has a great chelation effect that pulls out stores of herbicides and pesticides such as DDT that you never knew were hiding in your body and holding you back. Parsley is full of nutrition, including B vitamins such as folic acid, traces of B12 coenzymes, and vitamins A, C, and K. It’s also a highly remineralizing food, especially for those low in trace minerals; parsley provides magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, chromium, selenium, iodine, and calcium.

Parsley is practically a wild food, as it doesn’t need much tending to fare well and provide for you; it can even handle some colder weather, meaning that it has an adaptogenic nature. When you eat it, parsley passes this will to survive and thrive along to you. Parsley is an excellent herb to replenish you when you’re depleted and exhausted. Like licorice root, though it doesn’t usually make the lists of top adrenal boosters, parsley most definitely should.

CONDITIONS

If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing parsley into your life:

All types of cancer (especially blood cell cancers such as multiple myeloma), torn cartilage, phobias, anxiety, depression, gum disease, salivary duct problems, thrush, adrenal fatigue, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) mononucleosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), migraines, thyroid disease, urinary tract infections (UTIs), Addison’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),endocrine system disorders, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), bipolar disorder, Lyme disease, narcissistic personality disorder, fatty liver, ringworm, Sjogren’s syndrome

SYMPTOMS

If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing parsley into your life:

Nausea; lightheadedness; dizziness; acidosis; loss of smell; loss of taste; malaise; abdominal pain; tremors; gum pain; dry mouth; headaches; weight gain; nosebleeds; tooth decay; gum recession; cavities; all neurological symptoms (including tingles, numbness, spasms, twitches, nerve pain, and tightness of the chest); mineral deficiencies (including trace mineral deficiencies); chemical sensitivities; inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, and/or fallopian tubes; memory loss; poor circulation; pre-fatty liver; shortness of breath; brain lesions; spinal lesions; tooth pain

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

When you feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster, turn to parsley. The herb grows in such a way that the stems and leaves on the outside mature first, and new growth continues in the center—so it’s a very centered and centering herb. If you feel like you’re being dragged along on someone else’s emotional roller coaster, offer her or him a dish with parsley in it. When a person gets enough of this herb, you’ll notice a more balanced state of mind and being.

SPIRITUAL LESSON

Too many people miss out on the health benefits of parsley because they’re not wild about the flavor. It’s not an allergy or an intolerance—they just decide to stick with what they know and love. When we don’t like something, even if we know it’s good for us, we tend to avoid it. What experiences, conversations, situations, responsibilities, and actions are you avoiding in your life that would ultimately help you? What valuable lessons are you missing out on? What benefits would you reap if you put aside your initial aversion and approached something you usually think of as unpleasant as an opportunity instead?

TIPS

* One excellent way to enjoy and benefit from parsley is to juice it with celery. The mineral salts in these related herbs work in tandem, with the parsley’s salts binding onto acids such as lactic acid in the body and driving them out while celery’s salts bind onto other sorts of toxins while also feeding and helping to form neurotransmitter chemicals (of which there are many varieties as yet undocumented by medical research).

* You can also make a tea from parsley, using the herb fresh or dried (though preferably fresh).The infusion process is a great way to extract the maximum amount of trace minerals and phytochemicals hidden deep within parsley, so that you can absorb these nutrients.

* For maximum benefit, seek out flat-leaf parsley. (Curly-leaf parsley still has great value, so don’t skip it if flat-leaf isn’t available.)

* Get into the habit of adding parsley to everything, whether you like the herb or not. At a certain point, habit will take over, and in the end, you’ll at least be using parsley in one meal a day. If you’re averse to parsley, experiment with it in various preparations (juiced, chopped and sprinkled on salad, blended into a smoothie, made into tea, and so on) until you find one you can tolerate. Then you can reap parsley’s nutritional benefits while it also pushes out what shouldn’t be in your system.


PARSLEY TABBOULEH

This salad is the perfect addition to a big meal eaten around the table with family and friends. It pairs perfectly with hummus and a platter of roasted cauliflower. Traditionally, tabbouleh is eaten inside tender lettuce leaves. Serve it in a huge bowl and use your hands to scoop it up with lettuce cups. Enjoy the tradition of gathering together around this beautiful meal.

1/4 cup almonds
4 cups parsley, tightly packed
1⁄8 cup mint, loosely packed
2 cups quartered tomatoes
2 cups quartered cucumber
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced

Pulse 1/4 cup almonds in a food processor until roughly chopped. Set aside. Place 4 cups parsley in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Set aside. Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse until chopped and well combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add in the parsley and almonds and mix together. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 1 to 2 servings

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Have you been diagnosed with a parasite? If so, you are one of the many people who have encountered the rapidly growing trend of blaming long-standing health problems on parasites. In this article I begin to break apart these inaccurate, yet deep-rooted ideas that are quickly spreading and negatively impacting those who receive this misdiagnosis.

The parasite diagnosis is a trend that is quickly overtaking other trends that have been around for decades, such as the Candida diagnosis. To learn the truth about Candida, check out my radio show or read the chapter on Candida in my first book, Medical Medium. Instead of attributing patients’ health issues to Candida, many well-meaning doctors and health are beginning to shift the blame to parasites. Both of these diagnoses are usually incorrect and can keep you from learning the truth about how to fully recover your health.

The Wrong Diagnosis

Medical communities are still not aware of what is causing people to suffer from conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and SIBO. This lack of understanding often leads to incorrect diagnoses, like parasites, which are one of the current scapegoats for health issues such as these. When a person is handed this diagnosis, usually parasites are not actually the issue and something else in her or his body is triggering symptoms and conditions. Becoming infected with a parasite is vastly different to dealing with some some bloating, gastritis, constipation, tummy aches, stitches, and fatigue.

The medical world has not reached a point yet where professionals can swiftly and accurately determine what is going on for someone internally. For example, the amount of byproduct the Epstein-Barr virus can expel in the liver and intestinal tract can lead a practitioner to believe that his or her patient is suffering from a parasitic infection. The problem with this diagnosis is that the person does not have a parasitic infection and is actually battling Epstein-Barr, a virus that can easily expel an abundance of byproduct and viral casings that get misdiagnosed as parasites because they’ve not yet been accurately identified. In my third book, Thyroid Healing, I go into great detail about the different mutated strains of Epstein-Barr that are able to adapt in order to enter various organs. During this process, certain strains of this virus can actually change their casings, and medical professionals may misidentify these viral casings as bacteria or a type of parasite.

Various types of bugs can show up in a person’s stool sample. Imagine mashing up a handful of insects and then trying to identify the different creepy-crawlers from the crushed pieces. It would be nearly impossible to tell which insects you were looking at from merely observing the smashed up bits. In a similar way, accurately identifying parasites in a stool sample is nearly impossible.

Rather than blaming parasitic activity for a patient’s chronic fatigue, aches and pains, or gut issues, the blame should be directed at the actual unproductive microorganisms that are creating these problems. If the symptoms and conditions you are battling have led you to be diagnosed with a parasitic infection, there is a high likelihood you have been misdiagnosed and are actually suffering from a low-grade bacterial or viral infection. If your particular troubles include gut issues and inflammation, it is likely that a bacterial infection is the culprit. Depending on your unique symptoms and conditions, a viral infection could be responsible as well. You may unknowingly have scar tissue and injuries in your intestinal tract and colon from old pockets of E. coli or streptococcus, or old viral deposits. Whether it be in your liver, spleen, pancreas, small intestine, or stomach lining, an abundance of scar tissue can trigger various issues. The health troubles you are fighting can be exacerbated by numerous variables including low hydrochloric acid, a sluggish liver, and food sensitivities. Fortunately, some of the healing steps health practitioners may have given you for a misdiagnosed parasitic infection, such as using herbs, may still have been helping you begin to heal the true cause of your health issues to some degree.

Dealing with A True Parasite

If you’ve been diagnosed with a parasitic infection in the past and are still alive today trying to manage the symptoms and conditions related to this supposed parasitic infection, there is a very likely chance that you were never actually dealing with a parasite. It is possible to become infected from an actual parasite, but when someone is suffering with a genuine parasite, either the person is able to knock the parasite out of her or his system, or the parasite can potentially end up killing the person. Bottom line, either you win or the parasite wins. There really isn’t an in between.

For example, a person can become infected with a parasite from eating raw pork. In this instance the person may end up in an intensive care unit with an incredibly high fever or in critical ailing pain feeling fearful for their life. Sadly, if their body is unable to eliminate the parasite, it could become devastating and life-threatening. The one certainty in this situation is that the parasite contracted from the pork will not be able to simply live in the person’s system for an extended period of time. The potentially fatal health consequences that can arise from undercooked pork is one reason to avoid this type of meat.

If you’re eating raw or undercooked meat or chicken, you are putting yourself at risk for contracting the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. This parasite is so toxic it can give rise to hallucinations. Raw or undercooked meat may contain this parasite, but it can also be found on raw salads and raw vegetables prepared at restaurants that serve animal protein and animal products. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, or vegan, avoiding raw salad and raw vegetables in restaurants that are not plant-based is a smart choice. Sticking with cooked food selections is a much safer option.

You could contract a dangerous parasite from drinking contaminated water in Mexico or from simply dining at a random bar and grill near your home. I’ve also known people who have almost died from eating street food in the Dominican Republic. So whether you are traveling internationally or just headed to a barbeque with friends, staying mindful of your food and drink choices is crucial. Check out some particularly powerful ways to protect yourself from food poisoning in my blog post and radio show on this topic.

Malaria is another parasitic infection people can battle. Like all other parasites, someone cannot live with malaria in their system. A person is able to beat malaria, but if their body is unable to knock out the parasitic infection, the malaria can take their life. Amoebas and protozoan parasites are just the same. If your body cannot eliminate the parasite, the amoeba or protozoa can be life-threatening. You maybe wondering about Babesia, but is important to understand that this hybrid is mislabeled. It’s not entirely a parasite. In truth, three-quarters of this harmless hybrid is bacterial in nature.

Medical research still does not fully understand the various microorganisms that linger on foods such as contaminated meat and chicken and in places such as swamps and still water. It’s a life or death situation when you’re dealing with a real parasitic infection. The truth is that if you aren’t able to beat these bugs, they can potentially beat you. If you have a parasitic infection you may experience violent vomiting or nonstop diarrhea. I’ve spoken with doctors and nurses who dread situations where people come into the hospital experiencing stomach problems related to a true parasitic infection. Often, professionals have to put the patient in a medically induced coma and hope that the patient is able to fight off the parasite over time.

In certain cases, the body’s reaction is slightly more moderate than a usual instance involving parasites. If your body is able to quickly kill the parasite you may only endure a very brief stint of vomiting or diarrhea. In some instances, a person may feel ill for a few weeks while their body works to fight off the parasite. If this happens, the parasite might stir up less acute symptoms for slightly longer than a typical parasitical infection. But in the end, the parasite is killed. A true parasite can’t stay in the body long term.

Our bodies are amazing and they can beat a parasitical infection, and most of the time they do— there’s just a small percentage who are unable to beat them. If you ever have to endure contamination from a parasite try your best to keep a light heart through the agony and pain. Fiercely believe in your heart and soul that you will win because you definitely can! If you’re dealing with chronic health issues for an extended period of time, there is a significant chance those issues do not stem from parasites whatsoever. Likely something else is giving rise to these problems.

The Bugs in Your Body

It is important to understand that we all have an abundant variety of bugs in our bodies— some good bugs, some harmful bugs, and some that are neutral. Beneficial microorganisms contribute to your health and healing in a number of supportive ways. The neutral bacteria and other microorganisms in your system do not bolster your wellbeing, but they do not detract from your health either. Neutral bugs or even annoying, bothersome bugs that reside in you can actually push harmful parasites out of your system. Viruses like Epstein-Barr do not like when other invaders, such as parasites, are in the body, and these pathogens will actually help rid the body of other unwanted invaders. This is the reason that many people who suffer from autoimmune issues brought about by Epstein-Barr do not catch many colds or flus. If an invader gets into the system, Epstein-Barr will work to knock it out. You can learn more about Epstein-Barr virus and how it may be affecting you and your loved ones in my book Thyroid Healing.

There are some pathogens that may not provide you with any physical assistance, but contributes to your spiritual growth. When you go through an enormous trial that pushes you to your limits, like battling a chronic illness, and you finally learn the truth and are able to overcome and rise above whatever you were up against, you may experience radical transformation on a soul and spirit level. You may not realize this at the time, but the bacteria or virus you were battling and the trying circumstances it created actually helped bring about this soul transformation. In these instances, although the bacteria, virus, or other pathogen has caused you immense pain and suffering, it has also taught you something life-changing. By giving rise to this lesson, these bacteria, viruses, and similar pathogens distinguish themselves from true parasites that will ruthlessly take from you without giving you anything in return.

You maybe surprised to learn that Epstein-Barr was once an incredibly friendly virus that actually worked for you and not against you. I discuss Epstein-Barr indepth in my third book, Thyroid Healing. Sadly, agendas that drive conventional medicine and certain other industries have caused Epstein-Barr to become the troublesome virus we know today. However, as I mentioned earlier, Epstein-Barr and other viruses and bacteria can still give your body something, such as spiritual or emotional growth, that a real parasite cannot give you.

Worms

Alongside bugs, you may also have a number of worms in your system that do not affect your ability to live your life and do not give rise to noticeable symptoms or conditions. A few types of worms fall into the parasite category because they can grow quite large, work quickly, and can cause great harm if you do not remove them from your system. However, most worms are a different type of bug that should not be lumped into the same group with parasites.

You maybe wondering about parasites that are protozoa-based and amoeba-based, but these types of parasites are not related to worms either. Unlike parasites, which can actually defeat their hosts, worms often live in humans without causing too many noticeable issues. It is not ideal to have worms in your body, but for the most part they do not cause nearly the destruction that true parasites can inflict. Although there are some rather harmful worms, most worms are almost neutral in their effect. Worms can actually help eat and eliminate unproductive garbage in the body from unhealthy foods and toxic debris, and the poison they release afterwards is neither highly neurotoxic nor dermatoxic. However, worms can strip your body of beneficial things as well. The majority of worms dwell in the organs and act in a slightly hostile manner. Fortunately, there are ways you can begin to draw worms out and clear them from your system.

If you’re working to eliminate worms, eating a diet that contains a larger amount of greens and green juices as well as a bit of fruit is an incredible way to start ridding your body of worms and worm eggs. If you are able to maintain a clean diet for an extended period of time, you will begin to draw worms out of your system. You may even notice worms turn up in the toilet over time as you continue to give your body what it needs to eliminate them.

Garlic and onion are two foods that can be helpful to get rid of worms. Garlic especially, can be a fantastic weapon against worms. Alongside clean food choices with a significant focus on fruits, veggies and leafy greens, certain supplements can help with the removal of worms. You may want to try including an ample amount of olive leaf in your protocol for a period of time. Goldenseal can also be beneficial when taken every two weeks with a two week break in-between. If you’ve been told by a doctor or practitioner that you have a long-term parasitic infection, implementing this goldenseal routine will likely be helpful for you as well. It will help to lower the bacterial and viral load that is actually causing your symptoms because as you now know, you can’t have a long term true parasitic infection. There is something else behind your symptoms when it’s chronic.

Parasite Cleanses

If you have been told you are experiencing a long-term parasitic infection, your practitioner may have suggested doing a parasite cleanse. If you have done one of these natural cleanses you may have even noticed some benefits. The reason for this is that when you attempt to address parasites through natural measures, you may have been unintentionally going after the true cause of your issues without realizing it. Natural cleanses advertised to help fight parasites can often begin to help knock down bacterial or viral loads in the body, which is why you might have experienced some improvement.

Although some of the herbs in these cleanses can provide support, figuring out the unique pathogen you are up against and choosing the best foods, supplements, and herbs to combat your specific illness can allow proper healing. This post, as well as the other Medical Medium blog posts, radio shows, and books can help you figure out what you are truly up against and what steps you can take to begin moving forward.

Steps to Take

If you have been told you are dealing with a long-term parasitic infection, instead of immediately diving into a parasitic cleanse, I would first recommend eliminating any foods from your diet that could feed harmful bacteria and viruses in your body. As you now know, the reason to focus on eliminating bacteria and viruses rather than parasites is because most people diagnosed with a parasitic infection are actually battling a type of bacteria, or in some cases, a virus.

Ridding your diet of foods that can feed pathogens is a wonderfully beneficial action you can take. Try to eliminate eggs, dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter, and yogurt, as well as gluten and canola oil. If your diet includes animal protein or animal products, try to reduce the amount you consume while you work to heal your symptoms and conditions. If you’re an avid meat eater, reduce your intake of meat or chicken to once a day. This dietary change will allow you to incorporate a greater number of healing foods that can help kill off the bacteria in your system over time. If you eat a plant-based diet, being mindful of incorporating truly healing foods like fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables is equally important. Certain vegan products like soy based products, most grains, processed cookies, cakes and other junk foods and more do not feed beneficial bacteria, and replacing some of these food items with foods that do can be a critical step.

Supportive Foods

What people assume are parasite issues can often be bacteria-related, making it important to prioritize the health of your intestinal tract. Taking steps to feed the beneficial bugs in this part of your digestive system is crucial. Certain foods can help you accomplish this. Try incorporating dandelion greens and arugula, two powerful leafy greens. Cilantro and parsley are some other fantastic additions. Using a food processor to breakdown greens and bring more into your meals is a fantastic practice.

Juicing fennel bulbs, which are rich in vitamin C, can create a wonderfully healing drink. For another fantastic juice, run fennel bulbs, celery, and cucumber through the juicer. Drinking straight celery juice can be a game changer for your health. Raising hydrochloric acid levels, one of the celery juice’s many benefits, can support your body’s efforts to kill off bacteria. With adequate levels of hydrochloric acid in your body, you have a much better chance of killing off harmful invaders, including parasites. A second juice following your celery juice can be fantastic as well. You may want to include a mix of ingredients in this one. Some great vegetables to juice include kale, parsley, cilantro, and fennel. Aloe vera can be a powerful weapon for a number of issues. Check out instructions for making a soothing aloe water on my blog. If you’re struggling with gut issues or even genuine parasite issues, regularly drinking coconut water can make an amazing difference. Lemon water and lime water are two other anti-parasitic drink options.

Bringing in the top foods for detoxing heavy metals on a daily basis can be another highly supportive practice. By implementing the heavy metal detox, you can begin to draw out toxic metals such as mercury, aluminum, lead, and arsenic. You may feel like your parasitic issue is beginning to resolve, but what’s really happening is that a significant food source for the bacteria in your system is no longer available.

Supportive Supplements & Teas

If you have been told you have a long-term parasitic infection by a doctor or practitioner, and you aren’t willing to consider that this may not be an accurate diagnosis, I would still suggest bringing in an abundance of the healing foods mentioned above and discussing with your doctor some of the supplements and teas below that might support your situation.

Oregano oil is fantastic for any kind of gut issue that stems from a bacterial infection. Lemon balm, olive leaf, and pau d’arco are three other great supplements to consider including in your protocol if you’re suffering from an issue that your doctor considers parasite-related. If you’re having issues in your gut or bloodstream, eyebright is a wonderful herb to include. Thyme tea and elderflower tea are excellent additions as well. Regularly sipping elderflower tea can help feed good bacteria in your gut— a protective measure to help you fend against any harmful parasites you may encounter.

Cat’s claw can help with a multitude of pathogenic issues. This supplement can help knock down varieties of Epstein-Barr, HHV-6, shingles, and other viruses that fall within the herpes family. Cat’s claw can also help battle bacteria such as E. Coli and streptococcus as well as C. difficile.

Doctors presently attempting to treat Lyme disease are beginning to avoid using antibiotics as a treatment option after watching forefathers in the world of Lyme disease inundate patients with antibiotics with little to no success. Gradually, the doses have been lowered and the time frame in which they are given has been extended. Presently, many doctors working with patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme avoid antibiotics altogether and opt for a more natural protocol that includes cat’s claw and intravenous vitamin therapy. Many have come to the realization that a more natural approach to healing which includes these and other supplements can actually move people towards recovery. You can learn more about healing from Lyme disease in my books, Thyroid Healing and Medical Medium.

Moving Forward

It is vitally important people begin to learn how parasites truly operate in the body and what a parasite diagnosis might actually mean. I am not a proponent of misinformation or guessing games when it comes to a person’s health. I am hoping that this knowledge will help you to let go of misdiagnoses, avoid treatments that are not beneficial, and move forward with information that can support your genuine healing. May this information inspire you to start looking past the health trends that arise and take hold of the truth.

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Peaches are a wonderfully hydrating and mineral rich fruit that are easy to digest and rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and bioflavonoids. They have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and are especially beneficial for sinus issues, arthritis, high blood pressure, IBS, constipation, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, nervous system issues, migraines, eye sight issues, and strengthening the immune system. They are also very supportive for the body during pregnancy and a wonderful healing food for children as well.

It’s hard to improve upon the simple perfection of a peach, but this recipe is a great way to change things up. A coconut date crust studded with lemon zest and mint encases a sunrise of sliced peaches tossed in honey. Enjoy this one out on the porch during those long summer evenings surrounded by friends and family.
 
Honey Peach Pie

Ingredients:

3 cups dates
1 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
5 mint leaves
½ teaspoon lemon zest
6 large peaches
4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
 
Directions:

1. For the crust, place the dates, shredded coconut, mint leaves and lemon zest into a food processor and pulse until well combined.

2. Press the crust mix firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. Place the crust in the freezer for 30 minutes.

3. Peel and slice all 6 of the peaches into a medium bowl.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and honey until combined. Pour over the peaches and toss gently to coat.

5. Arrange the peaches in the pie crust and serve!
 
Yields one 9-inch pie.

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Mango Tart

Mangos are one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits in the world and are often referred to as “The King of the Fruits”. Mangos are an amazing source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex as well as health promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Mangos are a powerful anti-cancer food and are specifically known to help prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate, blood, and oral cancers. 

They are also highly beneficial in the prevention of strokes, heart disease, arthritis, cognitive disorders, respiratory diseases, and kidney disease. Mangos can help to alkalinize the whole body by helping to flush out toxic acids and rebuild the alkali reserves in the body. Mangos are packed with enzymes and are a prebiotic food, meaning they contain compounds that stimulate and feed the good bacteria in the intestines which greatly aids in digestion and assimilation. 

Mangoes contain a significant amount of pyridoxine (B-6) which is vital for the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Pyridoxine is also essential in maintaining hormonal balance and proper immune function as well as for helping the body break down sugars, fats and proteins. Mangos are thought to help prevent insomnia and provide for a better nights sleep. In some countries mangos are eaten right before bed as a natural sleep aid. 

MANGO TART

This mango tart is simple and stunning. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can add in the optional curry powder for a subtle savory kick to your sweet treat. Have fun playing with whatever toppings you desire. You might even feel like getting creative and trying to make a mango rose!
 
Ingredients:

2 cups dates
2 cups dried mulberries
½ teaspoon of lime zest
3 cups of fresh mango
1 tablespoon of lime juice
1/8 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
 
Directions:

1. For the crust, place the dates and mulberries into the food processor and process until well combined.

2. Press the crust mix firmly into the bottom of an 8-inch tart pan. Place the tart pan in the freezer for 30 minutes.

3. To make the filling, blend the mango, lime juice and (if you’re feeling adventurous) the curry powder together until smooth.

4. Pour the blended mango filling into the pie crust and allow to set in the freezer for 15 more minutes.
 
Yields one 8-inch tart.

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It’s easy to get swept up in the belief that the ultimate healing food is hiding somewhere in the tropical wilds. We read about researchers who scour the jungle for miracle roots and berries, and we see exotic dried fruits for sale at the grocery store with packages proclaiming them “superfoods.” Maybe one day, we tell ourselves, a true miracle food will be discovered out there in the rain forest—the root or berry or herb or nut that will save humanity. While of course the rain forest has potent medicine to offer, that’s not where scientists will find the most valuable food that can save us. The world’s most powerful food is hiding on low, scrubby bushes in plain sight. I’m talking about the wild blueberry. There is not a cancer that wild blueberries cannot prevent, nor a disease known to humankind that wild blueberries do not protect you from. Do not confuse wild blueberries with their larger, cultivated cousins, which, while great for your health, don’t offer even a fraction of wild blueberries’ power.

The difference between cultivated and wild blueberries is the difference between farm raised salmon and wild salmon, or between industrial, grain-fed beef and freerange, grass-fed beef. Bringing cultivated blueberries into your life is like drinking from a paper cup; bringing wild blueberries into your life is like drinking from the golden cup that Jesus once drank from—the Holy Grail. Wild blueberries hold ancient and sacred survival information from the heavens, going back tens of thousands of years. They have adapted to every fluctuation in climate over the millennia. Their innate intelligence has prevented them from accepting a monoculture; instead, they thrive with more than 100 variable strains that look similar yet have different genetic makeups, so that these plants can never be eradicated, no matter what comes in the future.

While other food plants can only continue after a fire if their seeds survive and are replanted, wild blueberry plants can be burned to the ground, and they will come back stronger than ever. No other food on the planet has the ability to thrive in such trying conditions. It is the number-one adaptogen, period—even though it is not recognized as an adaptogenic food at all. Currently, wild blueberries are acknowledged by nutrition experts for their sky-high levels of antioxidants. It goes beyond that—they have the highest proportion of antioxidants of any food on the planet. On top of that, these tiny jewels have a plethora of undiscovered qualities. For one, they’re armed with dozens of antioxidant varieties that science does not yet know about, along with polyphenols, anthocyanins, anthocyanidins, dimethyl resveratrol, and as yet unknown cofactor adaptogenic amino acids. When you eat these berries, their innate intelligence reads your body, searches out potential disease, monitors your stress and toxicity levels, and figures out the best way to heal you—it is the only food that does that.

One of the most effective heavy metal detoxing foods, wild blueberries are fantastic at removing all other Unforgiving Four factors, too. Wild blueberries are also the most powerful brain food in existence, the most potent prebiotic there is, and a star at restoring the liver. Essentially, this fruit offers a benefit unobtainable from any other source for every part of the body. There is more information in one wild blueberry plant than there is on the entire Internet. If researchers had the technology to decipher what’s inside wild blueberries and how to use it all, they would develop cures for every condition. One hundred years from now, medical science will use the wild blueberry as the key to unlock the secrets of how to heal disease. This is the food you want in your life when you’ve been through the unthinkable and need the support to rise up again. It’s also for anyone who needs a physical boost or strives athletically—wild blueberries in the system could mean the difference between life or death for a rock climber in a perilous situation. Wild blueberries are the sole food on the planet to contain the full power of the divine, the Holy Source, the universe, and they are revered by the angels as the key to keeping the human race alive in the coming times. Wild blueberries are, above all, the resurrection food.

CONDITIONS

If you have any condition, particularly if it’s cancerous or related to the brain and/or nerves, try bringing wild blueberries into your life.

SYMPTOMS

If you have any symptom, whether emotional, spiritual, or physical, try bringing wild blueberries into your life.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Wild blueberries have more inspiration to offer us than even the best motivational speakers on the planet, because they mend us on an emotional level. Wild blueberries strengthen the very fabric of who we are so that we won’t be so susceptible to punishment, rejection, scorn, humiliation, devastation, and degradation. If you’ve struggled with feeling criticized, depreciated, discredited, mistreated, or neglected, this is a holy, healing food for you.

SPIRITUAL LESSON

I’m sure you’ve had an experience in life that leveled you. Something, whether an illness, troubled relationship, or tragic event, that brought you to your knees and practically annihilated your sense of self. Wild blueberries understand what you’ve been through. They know who you are, the damages you’ve dealt with, and how to help you rise again. Native Americans observed early on that when wildfire occurred, the only thing that would grow in its path afterward were wild blueberry plants—in fact, they would come back stronger and healthier than ever before. This is the source of the wild blueberry’s power: not only can it rise from the ashes, it uses those ashes to its benefit. And when frozen, because they are true adaptogens, wild blueberries don’t lose their nutritional value as some fruits and vegetables do; their nutrition increases. The challenge of withstanding the freezing process pushes the fruit to perform at the top of its game, providing you with greater nutritional force and bioavailability.

On both ends of the spectrum, in fire and ice, wild blueberries don’t just survive; they triumph. They take an adverse circumstance, meet it, and become better for it. When you eat this supernatural fruit, that indestructible essence becomes a part of you. Lastly: We all hear a lot of talk about having the right mind-set to attract abundance, shaping our thoughts and actions to manifest the lives we want. This can be very helpful. A person who feels positive is more likely to make choices that lead her or him to more positivity. Sometimes, though, the subject tears us down. The last thing someone who’s sick, suffering, or in otherwise unfortunate circumstances needs is to feel like they somehow created, attracted, or brought it upon themselves. If you want to know one of the secrets to manifesting abundance, it’s the wild blueberry. I know, that’s not what you’d expect! And yet it’s true. These little berries are that powerful. When you are striving for anything, when you want to live a life of bounty and blessings, turn to wild blueberries and watch the magic happen.

TIPS

Often the easiest place to find wild blueberries is in the frozen-food aisle at the local supermarket, in the cases that carry smoothie ingredients. As I said above, freezing makes the berries even healthier. To enjoy them, either whip them up into a frozen treat, or thaw and enjoy. Frozen wild blueberries blended with frozen bananas make a delicious and wholesome-beyond-belief ice cream.

* If you’re in the United States, seek out frozen or fresh wild blueberries from Maine. If you’re in Canada, seek out those from eastern Canada. If you live in another country, don’t underestimate the wild blueberries that may be growing in your region; they hold miraculous benefits that far exceed those of any cultivated blueberry.

* If you know someone who’s challenged by an illness, offer her or him wild blueberries to show your goodwill.

* When you eat wild blueberries, make a mindful note that they’ve been graced by God and the universe, that they are a gift from above.

RAW WILD BLUEBERRY PIE

Loaded with juicy wild blueberries that burst in your mouth and are piled into a sweet cashew crust, this pie is as simple and perfect as it gets. It takes only minutes to make—and about that long to disappear, too! Enjoy it for dessert, breakfast, or any time the urge strikes you.

1⁄3 cup cashews
1⁄3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
4 cups dates, pitted
20 ounces frozen wild blueberries, thawed
1 mango, diced

For the crust, process the cashews, coconut, and 3 cups of dates in a food processor until thoroughly combined and smooth. Press the crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Cover and refrigerate.

For the filling, process half of the wild blueberries, the remaining cup of dates, and the mango in a food processor until smooth. Stir in the other half of the blueberries. Pour the filling into the pie crust and allow to set in the refrigerator for at least 40 minutes. Serve the pie cold and enjoy!

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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Inflammation—you’ve probably heard this term thrown around, and, whether you were aware of it or not, you’ve most likely experienced some type of inflammation during your lifetime. At present, the word inflammation is used liberally in medical communities. If you are suffering from pain in certain areas, a medical professional may deem it inflammation. “There’s inflammation in there,” a doctor may remark after reviewing MRI results. Or, “you’re inflamed,” a practitioner may say when you share you have joint pain, a rash, or strange pains. Really inflammation is a “lazy term,” because inflammation is the result of a deeper issue, it is never the answer itself. While I support medical professionals observing and attempting to relieve inflammation, I want these experts and you and your loved ones to know that inflammation is not the cause of any issue. Nor is it an independent issue. There is something else going on if you have inflammation— it doesn’t operate alone. This mistaken belief needs to be rectified.

Inflammation is a sign that there is a greater problem taking place in the body. If an individual is complaining of back pain, knee problems, or gut issues, his or her doctor or practitioner may suggest that inflammation is to blame. And, while inflammation may be present, it is never the answer. It is simply an indication that something else in the body needs to be addressed. The mistake here is not the medical communities wanting to address and relieve the inflammation— although the methods suggested to find relief are not always helpful— the great mistake is regarding the inflammation itself as the answer to someone’s symptoms and conditions. I delve far more deeply into this topic in my third book, Thyroid Healing.

The Two Reasons for Inflammation

Inflammation never develops on its own, and only emerges for two reasons. In the human body where hundreds of millions of undiscovered chemical functions and chemical reactions are taking place per cubic inch, it might be surprising to learn that there are only two reasons behind inflammation, but this is the irrefutable truth that I have to share with you. Medical communities are completely unaware of this fact. The first reason inflammation may appear is if you experience a physical injury. Physicians are aware of this type of inflammation. Any damage to the body, whether it be external or internal, may give rise to inflammation. What most doctors and health practitioners aren’t aware of is that an invader in the body is the second reason inflammation can surface. Invader refers to any type of pathogen in the body.

Injury
Have you ever sustained a sports or exercise-related injury? In this instance, inflammation related to that injury likely emerged. Other examples of injuring yourself that may result in inflammation include getting dental work done, accidentally cutting yourself, or slipping on ice in the wintertime. A movement as simple as tripping on a curb can lead to a serious sprained ankle and extensive inflammation. You can also sustain an injury from a chemical or burn. This is the type of inflammation most doctors and health practitioners are aware causes inflammation. If a physical injury is not to blame for your inflammation, than you will be dealing with an invader.

Invaders
There are hundreds of invaders that can stir up inflammation issues in the body from rashes to body aches and pains and much more. Recovering from a knee replacement surgery is just one example of how pathogens can create inflammation and impact the body’s ability to heal. Someone may have knee replacement surgery, recover quickly and find him or herself walking soon after without issue. In this instance, the person is not likely to have had invaders triggering inflammation issues around the area where the surgery took place. However, if you have knee replacement surgery and the knee does not seem to be calming down or healing properly after an extended period of recovery, it is likely that an invader is creating issues. This invader and the chronic inflammation it can provoke may have even been part of the reason the knee joint wore out initially. When it comes to knee and hip replacements, often a slow, extended recovery, at least in part, is related to the Epstein-Barr virus in the body.

At present, some medical professionals blame inflammation on the body attacking itself, but this is a disastrously inaccurate theory and claim. As I’ve said so many times before and will continue to maintain— the body does not attack itself. There are only two reasons someone will suffer from inflammation— neither of which is the body attacking itself. I brought this truth to light in my first book, Medical Medium, and again in my second book, Life-Changing Foods. I go into even greater detail in my upcoming book, Thyroid Healing. It is critical that the faulty and damaging theory of autoimmune disease be rectified. This is just one of the many great mistakes I continuously work hard to shed light on in order to protect you and your loved ones.

Types of Inflammation

Below are some common types of inflammation. Through these examples, you can develop a better understanding of how invaders play a major role in the creation of inflammation in the body.

Many people suffer from different levels of brain inflammation. Nerves connected to the brain run throughout the body, branching out into various parts of the system. Neurological inflammation can occur when these nerves become inflamed. Numerous pathogenic invaders can play a part in the creation of this neurological inflammation, along with other factors like heavy metal poisoning or MSG toxicity.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which has a number of other labels including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome, and systemic exertion intolerance disease, is often the result of mild brain inflammation from an Epstein-Barr virus. Even very mild brain inflammation can trigger a severe case of this condition. If you have CFS, a specialist may be able to tell you that you have brain inflammation, but he or she will not be able to tell you the pathogen responsible. For decades I’ve been able to tell people whether Epstein-Barr is the invader, or Epstein-Barr and shingles are the invaders, or whether it’s a combination of Epstein-Barr, shingles, and HHV-6, all thanks to Spirit’s advanced knowledge and guidance on the subject. Sadly, because many working with those who suffer from chronic illness aren’t yet aware of the information I share, patients are being incorrectly told that their bodies are attacking themselves. This not only serves to breakdown the immune system, but does not provide people with the answers they need to heal.

Inflammation in various organs can lead to major health issues, but it’s the pathogen or injury that is the true cause of these issues. Liver inflammation is an issue I see with extreme frequency. Liver inflammation is often the result of pathogens wreaking havoc in this organ. An invader can cause a number of problems including triggering elevated liver enzymes. If particular damage is seen on an MRI or CT scan, someone may be handed a hepatitis C diagnosis. Although medical communities know that hepatitis A, B, C, and D stem from viral issues, what medical research and medical science do not know is which virus is creating these issues. They have no clue that the cause of hepatitis C is Epstein-Barr creating damage in the liver for an extended period of time because they have yet to single out the particular bugs that are triggering these issues.

Instead, the medical profession has to rely on on inflammatory markers in the blood or MRIs and CT scans to classify a hepatic liver at different stages of inflammation. What they have not yet realized is that inflammation is not the answer! The true answer is that Epstein-Barr virus, sometimes along with other herpetic viruses, are creating the inflamed liver. A doctor might also try to pin mystery liver inflammation on autoimmune issues, but as I said earlier, inflammation never stems from the body attacking itself because the body never attacks itself. Do not let a medical professional convince you that your liver inflammation, your fibromyalgia, your rheumatoid arthritis, or any other health problem is because your body is attacking itself. This is never ever the case!

Eye inflammation can arise from a number of different bacteria getting into this organ. You can pick up a stye, staph or come down with the flu just from touching door handles in public places and rubbing your eyes. Glaucoma stems from a mutated variety of the Epstein-Barr virus that triggers eye problems. Learn more about the various Epstein-Barr varieties and the symptoms and conditions they can create in my first book, Medical Medium.

Other types of inflammation you may experience include skin inflammation, gut inflammation, or colon inflammation. A number of invaders can enter the gut, wreak havoc, and trigger inflammation. For example, if you suffer from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) you most likely have streptococcus in your system that is creating inflammation and other issues in the gut. To learn more about SIBO, check out my “Healing SIBO” radio show. Various viruses and bacteria can sit inside the colon and stir up major issues. Some of the viruses you may be dealing with include a variety of the shingles, a strain of Epstein-Barr, a mutated HHV-6 virus, cytomegalovirus, undiscovered HHV-10, HHV-11, HHV-12 or another of the many herpetic viruses in existence. Conditions connected to colon inflammation can have a number of different instigators. If you suffer from colitis, a variety of the shingles virus is often the culprit. As I shared in my first book, Medical Medium, there are many varieties of undiscovered non-rashing shingles that cause a host of health problems. However, if you are suffering from irritable bowel, streptococcus may be to blame.

Inflammation can also occur if you catch a flu. If you are only experiencing cold-like symptoms you may think you have a rhinovirus, but these viruses no longer exist. I shared more on this topic in my radio show and article on Colds and Flus. The flu, which has globally taken over, now emerges approximately every two months, and can trigger severe inflammation. It can trigger inflammation in the sinuses, chest, lungs, and gut and may give rise to issues such as bronchitis, a serious cough, and severely weakened adrenals. Another reason for inflamed sinuses is the result of streptococcus inside the sinus linings. Streptococcus, which can be nestled inside these linings since childhood, can create persistent mystery sinus inflammation.

The Effect of Food

An alternative, conventional, or integrative doctor or practitioner is likely to balk at the fact that there are only two causes of inflammation— injuries and invaders. Some doctors or practitioners may respond with the inaccurate notion that certain foods, such as wheat, inflame certain individuals, but this is not accurate. Gluten itself does not inflame the body. What gluten does do is feed the invaders (pathogens) in your body that give rise to inflammation. I’ve worked tirelessly to get this information to medical communities and to the public, and I’ve happily noticed that this truth is starting to slowly ripple out into the health world.

For example, there is a tremendous amount of misinformation surrounding celiac disease. Celiac is not hereditary. It is an inflammatory illness where pathogens in the body are feverishly feeding on any gluten that’s consumed. Fueling these pathogens can lead to a host of negative reactions in the body, but the gluten is not directly responsible for any of these negative consequences.

If you do not have a pathogen in your system or only have an extremely dormant pathogen, then you will be able to eat all the gluten you desire without creating inflammation. Unproductive food choices may lead to other issues like the development of gallstones, which could lead to an internal injury if the gallstone gets stuck in the gallbladder duct, but any inflammation that arises from this issue would be injury- not pathogen-related.

I’ve known some seventy, eighty, and ninety-year-old men and women who have been able to eat some very unhealthy foods, including a tremendous amount of gluten, because they do not have invaders in their bodies that are feeding on these foods and creating inflammation. For many people in their seventies, eighties, and nineties this is not the case, but for a few anomalous individuals pathogen-related inflammation is nearly nonexistent.

The Role of Heavy Metals

Like the foods you choose to eat, heavy metals in the system do not technically cause inflammation. However, heavy metals are a preferred food for invaders in the body that do cause inflammation. Over a year ago, I discussed this exact concept with a practitioner who had at first suggested that heavy metals were the cause of inflammation. I told him what actually happens— that heavy metals feed pathogens that are then more likely to create inflammation and other issues in the body. It’s very important to remove heavy metals from the body for this reason. It is critical that both practitioners and patients begin to learn the truth about where inflammation stems from.

Inflammatory Tests

There are a number of inflammatory tests you can have done, but I like to refer to these tests as “guess tests” because they can only reveal so much information and do not highlight the underlying cause or provide you with answers on how to move forward. Let’s take a look as some of the available inflammatory “guess tests”.

The C-reactive protein test simply lets doctors know that there is inflammation, but the test cannot reveal why the inflammation is present. This is true of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR or sed rate) test as well. Once doctors use these tests to establish that you have inflammation, they are likely to hand you a label, but will not be able to provide you with a cause or sufficient answers to help you heal. The plasma viscosity (PV) test, IgA and IgG tests, and the antinuclear antibody test (ANA), are some other tests that may help to reveal inflammation in your body, but will not provide you with any additional insight into the true cause. This is because the tests are not yet advanced enough and also because the true causes of chronic illnesses are unknown to medical communities. Read my first book, Medical Medium, to learn more about the true causes of many chronic illnesses. Like many of the others tests, the liver enzyme blood work test and other similar tests, some of which are still being developed, only identify inflammation.

One promising step in the Lyme disease world is that experts are starting to make a connection between inflammation and a pathogen wreaking havoc in the body. Although experts are currently suggesting the wrong pathogen as the cause of Lyme, the foundational idea that pathogens are one of the issues behind inflammation is a positive step forward. I believe that movement toward truth should be celebrated, no matter how small! If you have strongly-held beliefs about Lyme disease that oppose these truths or are just curious to learn more, check out my radio show, “The Unknown Cause of Lyme Disease,” or read the "Lyme Disease” chapter in my first book, Medical Medium.

Supportive Foods & Supplements

When you are working to reduce inflammation, the more anti-inflammatory foods you can bring into your diet the better. Garlic, which helps kill pathogens, is an excellent anti-inflammatory food. Figs can kill pathogens in the gut, making them an incredible anti-inflammatory option as well. If you have a number of pathogens in your system, it is best to not eat too many figs in one sitting because of the strong detox reaction you may experience.

Like figs, kiwis work in the gut to help destroy pathogens. The anti-pathogenic properties in lemons and limes are powerful, so make sure to squeeze these citrus fruits in water, on salads, and in your favorite sauces and dressings. If you are suffering with inflammation and think you may have a bacteria, parasite or virus of any kind, bring plenty of pears into your diet. Their anti-inflammatory attributes can be incredibly beneficial. Papaya can be a particularly powerful food if you are suffering from gut inflammation.

Apples, wild blueberries, and leafy greens such as lettuces, arugula, and kale are other wonderful, pathogen-fighting foods that consequently help lower inflammation. Peaches, plums, nectarines, melons, mangos, and cherries are even more, flavorful anti-inflammatory recommendations. Some pathogen-destroying, anti-inflammatory herbs to incorporate into your diet include rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregano. Another supportive food to bring in regularly is aloe vera. Learn how to make aloe water on my blog or try out the tasty aloe cooler recipe in my book, Life-Changing Foods. Many of these anti-inflammatory foods are detailed in my second book, Life-Changing Foods.

Nettle leaf and lemon balm are wonderful anti-pathogenic supplement options. Licorice root, another anti-inflammatory choice, is especially good at fighting off herpetic viruses. Bringing in a licorice root supplement or regularly drinking licorice root tea can be a powerful step. I frequently mention various herbal teas that can offer anti-inflammatory benefits on my radio show, in my books, and in other blog posts.

Foods to Avoid

As you bring more life-giving, anti-inflammatory fruits and veggies into your diet, it is beneficial to begin eliminating the foods that feed the pathogens that trigger an inflammatory response. Foods to remove from your diet while you heal include wheat, gluten, and dairy such as milk, cheese, butter, kefir, and yogurt. Other foods to exclude if you have inflammation or think you may be inflamed are eggs, pork, canola oil, and corn.

Moving Forward

At present, medical communities are using inflammation as as a catch-all term, but it is important that experts begin to recognize inflammation is caused by more than just physical injuries—it’s also caused by invaders. And if some are aware that inflammation is caused by invaders, identifying which pathogen is impossible with today’s medical testing methods. People need answers that are not contaminated, attached to interest groups, medical funding, trendy theories, or botched research. People need pure, clean, truthful healing information.

I’ve seen people with heartbreakingly severe inflammation who haven’t been given the answers they need to heal. My hope is that this article and the other Medical Medium resources available help bring you new hope and renewed faith in your body’s ability to move past the inflammation and its underlying cause. You can overcome this! Trust your body, trust the accuracy of this information, and know that I will never stop rooting for you along the way!

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Healing SIBO

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a widespread issue that has become a popular diagnosis in recent years. Not only will this article highlight the underlying cause of SIBO, but it will also reveal manageable steps you can take to begin overcoming this disorder.

Have you or a loved one been handed a SIBO diagnosis? Your doctor or practitioner may have prescribed an antibiotic, or recommend dietary changes and herbal remedies, but he or she was most likely unable to tell you the true underlying cause seeing that medical research and medical science have still not uncovered this answer. Although medical communities recognize the role bacteria plays in this condition, they have yet to specify the type or determine why the overgrowth developed originally. Fortunately, I have the truth to share with you here today so that you and your loved ones can finally heal the symptoms associated with this condition.

The True Underlying Cause

If you receive a SIBO diagnosis, your doctor is likely to suggest you begin taking an antibiotic. Unfortunately, in many cases any antibiotic you use will only offer temporary relief. Before we address what you can implement instead of antibiotics to help truly heal the root cause of SIBO, you must understand the reason SIBO emerges in the first place. The medical world recognizes that SIBO is bacterial, but they are not aware that SIBO originates from chronic streptococcus in the body system. If you’ve listened to some of my other radio shows or read some of my other blog posts you may already know this truth that I have previously revealed.

For many people, streptococcus appears during childhood. It can be passed from a mother or father at conception and an infant can enter the world with strep already in his or her system. Others may pick up strep as young children in a daycare center, kindergarten, or school setting. Strep is easily passed from one person to another as an adult also, and there are a number of varieties one can contract.

Throughout the years, medical professionals have tended to focus on group A strep and group B strep, two of the eight groups of strep medical research and medical science have publicly recognized. However, groups A through H are just a fraction of the actual number of strep groups in existence. In truth, there are not enough letters in the alphabet to classify the number of strep groups wreaking havoc. There may be some brilliant researchers working in laboratories who have stumbled upon the fact that there are far more strep mutations than just A through H, but this discovery and many more like it are concealed or withheld. This is because of special interest groups in medicine that would prefer funding go to other areas of medicine so that various forms of information are never released to health professionals or the public.

Conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bacterial vaginosis are also a result of streptococcus in the system, but these issues are often blamed on an unspecified bacterial infection or yeast infection. Even if some doctors were aware of the fact that these conditions are strep-related, they would most likely have trouble observing the strep. If strep has been in your system for an extended period of time, it can become nearly impossible to identify its existence in the body through the various methods of testing available today both in the medical and alternative health worlds.

Nowadays, one of the few instances in which doctors and practitioners look for strep is when a woman is pregnant or looking to become pregnant. Although doctors and practitioners can occasionally detect strep through a vaginal strep test, these tests are not foolproof and doctors are still often unable to identify the many varieties of this elusive bacterium. This is true even if it is unquestionably in the body on account of the strep-related conditions someone is experiencing, such as SIBO.

SIBO in the Body

Presently, many experts are suggesting that SIBO is often just an issue in a person’s intestinal tract, but this is not the case. A fact that is currently absent from the trending SIBO information is that SIBO can be present in the body from the mouth all the way to the rectum. That means, SIBO can be found in your stomach, duodenum, small intestinal tract, large intestinal tract, and even the esophagus.

Many medical professionals wrongfully conclude that bacteria mostly proliferate in the intestinal tract because of the pervasive but inaccurate belief that there is no hydrochloric acid in this area. However, he or she may be skeptical that bacteria is able to create chaos in the stomach, which is where they believe the hydrochloric acid is. These ideas, which many medical professionals regard as truth, stem from the fact that much of the current information surrounding hydrochloric acid is inaccurate.

The Truth About Hydrochloric Acid

As I said, some professionals believe it is impossible to have bacteria in the stomach due to the presence of hydrochloric acid, which is supposed to break down and kill any bacteria that develops. However, this notion is faulty. Firstly, medical research and medical science still believe hydrochloric acid to be a single acidic solution. When in actuality, hydrochloric acid is a complex blend of seven acids— a critical piece of information I brought to light in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods. Medical communities are yet to become aware of this truth.

A doctor may tell you that you have strong hydrochloric acid or ample hydrochloric acid based off of tests he or she has run, but these tests are not taking into consideration all seven of the components that make up the hydrochloric acid blend, because medical research and medical science do not even realize that this blend exists! For this reason, certain components of the hydrochloric acid blend in your body may be low even if a test suggests otherwise.

Medical research and medical science are most familiar with one element of the seven elements that make up the blend. Consequently, if that element, along with three of the other elements that constitute part of the blend, are sufficiently present, then a test might indicate that you have adequate or even abundant hydrochloric acid even if the other three elements are severely depleted or completely absent. When just two or three of the components in the blend are low, bacteria will not die when it enters the stomach which opens someone up to the symptoms associated with SIBO and other gut health issues.

If you are a medical professional, you probably know that bacteria can move and travel throughout the body. But what you don’t know, because the information isn’t known, is that the bacteria can travel back up into the stomach from the intestinal tract and create issues. This is information I have shared here and in my books and radio shows so that you and your loved ones can understand the truth about bacteria and how they move around. If you are a medical or health professional, this is especially important to understand so you can better help your clients. This is true even if a test leads you to believe that you have high levels of hydrochloric acid in your stomach. For this reason, it is critical that you begin to truly build up your hydrochloric acid so that you can work to heal from SIBO or protect yourself and others from this condition and other gut health issues that arise when hydrochloric acid becomes deficient.

Some people who are told that they have ample hydrochloric acid still suffer from stomach ulcers. A likely reason for this is that one or more critical elements of their unknown blend of seven acids are no longer present. Bacteria, which creates these ulcers, can proliferate when powerful hydrochloric acid is not present to maintain harmony in the gut. Whether you are suffering from an ulcer or just wish to avoid developing one, building up the hydrochloric acid in your system is critical.

Certain scientific discoveries and technological advances in the realm of medicine have been amazing and life-changing for many, but these developments do not make up for that fact that simple, biological processes essential to our health and well-being are still not fully understood. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are compassionate, well intentioned, and truly this earth’s greatest blessing because of the many countless lives they save. But the lack of understanding and awareness, and the misinformation rampant in medical and alternative health communities, can sometimes lead people astray and they are either given the wrong diagnosis, incorrect information, the wrong medication or healing guidance, or no hope at all for healing. This has to be corrected for the sake of the millions of people suffering with illnesses and symptoms that medical and health communities don’t understand or know the truth about.

For example, medical science and medical research do not understand what happens to food once it enters your stomach. The mystery surrounding this part of the digestive process will not be discovered for many hundreds of years. One reason for this is the role God plays in this moment of the process. Instead of God, you may personally refer to a higher power, higher source, the universe, or the creator. Regardless of the wording that resonates with you, know that when food drops into your stomach, God is playing a part in the holy miracle that is digestion. Mysteries like this— that medical research and medical science have yet to discover— are the reason I work tirelessly to bring you the most accurate information available. Yes, medical science has a basic theoretical understanding of how enzymes, digestion and assimilation work, but what is known is feeble and crude compared to what really occurs. I am here to share the truth with you on as many mystery illnesses and symptoms as possible. SIBO is just one of them. You can learn about hundreds of others in my books Medical Medium and Thyroid Healing (which covers many conditions and illnesses that affect other areas, not just the thyroid), and in my hundreds of other radio shows and blog posts which you can find on my blog.

Building Up Your Hydrochloric Acid

Many doctors recommend using antibiotics to treat SIBO, but this tool often can serve to strengthen strep that’s already in the system over time. A major issue with strep is that it can quickly grow immune to antibiotics, and the frequent use of antibiotics can lead to an aggressive, mutated form. This has led to the emergence of a number of different varieties of streptococcus.

Decades ago, there were just two groups of strep with a small number of strains connected to each. Unfortunately, these groups of strep have grown more and more antibiotic resistant as time has progressed and now groups A and B have now turned into groups A through Z, and even surpassing the alphabet. Medical research and medical science currently are only aware of eight groups and they are unaware that there are many more. Not only is there more groups than A through Z, but each of these groups also contains a host of mutated strains offshooting from each group.

The frequent overuse of antibiotics has led to numerous antibiotic resistant strep strains. If you have gone to a doctor during the past forty years for anything from a cold, to an ear infection, to tonsillitis, to a host of other complaints, you were most likely prescribed antibiotics. If someone is given antibiotics throughout childhood and a true healing protocol is never implemented she or he is likely over time to develop a resistant strain of strep that can linger in the system into adulthood, causing acne, sinus problems, UTIs, pneumonia, and even appendicitis. There is a place for antibiotics in today’s world of medicine, such as in the case of critical conditions that are out of control. But the goal is to work on strengthening the immune system so you can try to avoid a severe medical emergency where antibiotics have to be used to at least stabilize the situation until natural methods can do deeper healing. It can be a vicious cycle or catch 22 for some people. The strep can grow immune to the antibiotics once more and health can once again worsen and become a critical emergency, for example, in the case of serious chronic urinary tract infections. and then antibiotics may need to be used again. This can trap someone in a very difficult cycle and this is what we are trying to avoid whenever possible.

Throughout the years, I have known many individuals suffering from severe UTIs, SIBO, acne and other strep-related health issues who used a mix of antibiotics in an attempt to pacify their symptoms and conditions. Sadly, antibiotics can only suppress symptoms for so long. Do not worry or fret if you’ve taken antibiotics in the past for strep-related issues. Fortunately, you are now learning the answers that can allow you to move forward and truly heal. One of the ways you can begin to knock down the strep in your system and heal from strep-related conditions like SIBO is by building up your hydrochloric acid.

When you build up your hydrochloric acid, you are not only helping kill off the bacteria in your stomach, but you are also killing off any bacteria that might be trying to get into your stomach. The reason for this is that hydrochloric acid works not only in the stomach, but also deep in the duodenum and small intestinal tract. This is another feature of hydrochloric acid that is completely unknown to medical research and medical science. The medical communities are still only looking at a small fraction of the blend of seven acids that make up the hydrochloric acid in your system. A handful of the six elements that have not yet been studied are in charge of working with your immune system to protect places other than the stomach, such as deep inside the small intestinal tract, where certain elements of the hydrochloric acid blend work to kill off bacteria. The numerous areas in your body where hydrochloric acid can provide powerful protection and support are just another reason why rebuilding hydrochloric acid is essential for vibrant health.

One simple, powerful way to build up hydrochloric acid in your body is to drink 16 oz of straight celery juice on an empty stomach each morning. When I was a child Spirit taught me this life-changing practice, so I spent a lifetime bringing this powerful tool to so many people who were looking for answers to their health issues. If you need motivation to start regularly juicing celery, check out the Medical Medium Instagram. Not only will you find people from all over the world extolling the impact celery juice has had on their healing journeys, but you will find an inspiring community of individuals seeking health and healing. I also share more about the powerful healing tool plain celery juice is in my books Medical Medium, Life-Changing Foods and Thyroid Healing.

Why is celery juice changing the lives of people around the world? Because the mineral salts found in celery help restore any missing elements in the blend of seven acids that together comprise your hydrochloric acid. These powerful mineral salts are actually poisonous to bacteria and once they restore your hydrochloric acid, the fortified blend of seven acids will be able to destroy SIBO, kill off any variety of strep, and enhance the immune system. This too is unknown to medical and alternative health communities.

Your immune system is constantly working to kill off viruses and bacteria, and it needs the support of specific mineral salts to do all it can for you. Certain cells in your immune system find enormous support from the mineral salts in celery. Similar mineral salts can be found in the stems of spinach. Once these mineral salts are gathered by your white blood cells, they are utilized to generate chemical compounds that work to rid the body of SIBO. It will be hundreds of years before medical science and medical research understand these phenomenal ways in which mineral salts assist the body. But now you know this truth I bring to you and you can move your healing process forward.

A celery’s mineral composition changes depending on where the celery is grown. When you buy celery from the store, you probably are unaware that your celery is coming from different farms at different times throughout the year. And, If you buy a celery juice while you’re out and about, the juice bar is likely to use celery harvested from a completely different farm than the celery found at your local grocery store. The reason I highlight this is because celery from different farms or different growing areas within a large farm can provide you with mineral salts that have slightly different compositions. The diversity of the mineral salts can be wonderfully supportive as you rebuild your hydrochloric acid. However, if you are only able to purchase celery from one small farm year-round, it will still provide you with ample benefits and support your healing efforts.

Redesigning Your Immune System

When you are working to overcome strep, not only is it important to rebuild your hydrochloric acid, but changing the structure of your immune system can be a powerful step forward as well. By restructuring the immune system, you are providing this system with the ability to create new chemical compounds. Because strep is not immune to these new chemical compounds, they are able to help destroy this bacteria and remove it from the body.

When your doctor or practitioner suggests that you are battling an overgrowth of bacteria, you may not be given all the essential information you need to take full control of you healing. A doctor who offers you an antibiotic for an ill-defined bacteria or an alternative practitioner who offers you herbs and suggests dietary changes, but isn’t able to expound on your illness with truth and exactitude are still not giving you the answers that you deserve to know. But this is still not a reason to avoid working with your doctor who is selflessly in the trenches every day providing you with support, compassion, and many other important medical resources and needs that benefit your health and wellbeing. SIBO and the underlying strep are certainly conquerable, but in order to overcome these issues, you must first know that these are the issues you are working to heal.

Once you know that your body is fighting off strep, you may be able to recall periods in the past where this very same bacterium gave rise to unpleasant symptoms or conditions. This information may bring to mind the strep throat you suffered from twenty years ago, the swollen tonsils you endured in your twenties, the miserable sinus infection you went through a while back, the severe cystic acne you battled as a teenager or adult, the styes that emerge every so often, or your most recent UTI. And, once you are able to fully identify what is going on in your system, you completely shift the trajectory of your healing process. If you are diagnosed with SIBO and you recognize that strep is wreaking havoc in your system, not only will you be able to connect the dots to other strep-related symptoms and conditions in your past, but you will be able to attack the underlying cause with a confidence and a precision you would not otherwise have.

As soon as you learn that streptococcus is behind SIBO, that understanding actually starts to break down the bacteria that’s wreaking havoc in your system. I cannot emphasize enough the transformative power of knowing what is truly wrong and knowing what you need to do to heal. This knowledge is life-changing! You may know that your thoughts affect your immune system, but this intensifies considerably once you know the exact culprit stirring up issues in your body. If you are suffering with SIBO, you now know that strep is in your system, and at the end of this article you will learn the foods and supplements you can take to knock down the bacteria and conquer this condition. In this moment, thanks to your newfound knowledge, you are actually redesigning your immune system to better go after the bug. Knowledge really is power and when you also know what to do with that knowledge to heal, you have the full equation for healing!

An identification process occurs where killer cells in our body are able to fully connect to the pathogen that’s triggering our symptoms or condition. Our immune system has the ability to modify and adjust, redirect itself, and absorb new information through frequencies of thought, but these attributes are just the beginning. Your immune system is also able to restructure chemical compounds— a fact that medical research and medical science will not stumble upon for three or more decades. Lymphocytes, a subset of the immune system’s white blood cells, use the healing information you learn and acknowledge as truth to create a new chemical compound that matches this understanding about what’s happening inside your body. This development allows your immune system to go after bugs that were once unaffected by its protective efforts.

Over the years, I’ve met some people who don’t want to know the information that can help them to truly heal. They would prefer to go their doctors, take the medication their doctors prescribe, temporarily alleviate their issues, and move on with their lives until a symptom worsens or another issue arises. Although this is an option people can choose to take, learning the information that can bring about genuine healing can be a life-changing gift. If the path towards healing feels overwhelming, know that you can take it one step at a time, one change at a time, and one day at a time. Shifting your diet and lifestyle choices can be a challenge so it is important to extend grace to yourself as you move through these changes.

Throughout this process, never forget this essentia truth— your body loves you and desperately wants you to heal and is doing everything it can to make that happen even before you stumble upon the answers and information that you need. The knowledge that your body is always working for you is incredibly powerful, and once you learn the true cause behind your health issues and the steps you can take to restore your body, your capacity to heal reaches an entirely new level.

Fruit Fear

I’ve discussed the developing fear around fruit and the misconceptions that feed this growing aversion in my first book, Medical Medium, and in the “Healing Power of Fruit" radio show. Unfortunately, this damaging trend continues to advance. Often people are incorrectly advised to avoid fruit if they are trying to rid their bodies of yeast, mold, and bacteria, or heal from symptoms and conditions such as Candida and SIBO. Sadly, this inaccurate advice can lead people to develop a severe fear of fruits— foods that are actually critical for genuine healing.   

You may feel better if you replace your diet, high in processed foods, with lean protein, ample veggies, and no fruit, which is a common choice today, but the reason for this is that the foods you are now choosing to eat are far more clean than the highly processed options you had previously been consuming. However, if you begin to include fruit in your diet, even more healing can take place. You need fruit to truly thrive physically, and if you do not include fruit in your diet or work towards including more of it over time, your health will eventually falter. I’ve seen this happen to numerous people throughout my life. Some meat eaters avoid fruit and stick to lean animal protein and vegetables. Some vegans and vegetarians avoid fruit and stick to grains, vegetables and processed plant-based proteins or protein options, like soy products and protein powders. With either diet, these individuals are missing out on the countless life-giving benefits found in fruit.

Some people don’t feel the best when they start consuming fruit. They may complain that they are experiencing detox symptoms. The reason for this is that they probably are experiencing noticeable detox. Fruit is highly detoxifying and helps to rid our bodies of toxins that build up. Acids naturally found in fruit actually dissolve bacteria. This is one significant reason to consume fruit if you are trying to heal SIBO because the bacteria causing SIBO is destroyed by fruit acids.

Do not let books and articles citing biased information impact whether or not you nourish your body with some delicious ripe speckled bananas, figs, cherries, mangos, watermelon, and other healing fruits. Bananas can suffocate bacteria and draw it out of the body. They can be a particularly powerful support for someone who is working to overcome SIBO. As you move forward in your healing journey, try to release any fears you may have around fruits and embrace these powerful foods for the many gifts they can offer you! To learn more about the miraculous physical, emotional, and spiritual healing properties of different fruits, along with different leafy greens, vegetables, herbs, spices, and wild foods, check out my book Life-Changing Foods.

Supportive Foods

Bringing some simple herbs into your diet can help rid your body of SIBO and destroy the underlying strep. Some particularly powerful herbs to incorporate include rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, parsley, and cilantro. Sprinkle some fresh thyme or sage onto whatever cooked or raw dishes you whip up. Powerful additions such as these can help protect you from having to turn to antibiotics for a bacteria-related health issue in the future. Regularly sipping on a mug of thyme tea can be beneficial as well. Oregano, either fresh or in capsule form, is a tremendous weapon against SIBO. The mineral salts in parsley are just one of the many reasons this herb is a wonderful addition to any diet. Juicing parsley and combining it with a celery juice base can be a fantastic drink for helping knock down SIBO. Cilantro is not only great at drawing heavy metals out of the body, but it works to destroy SIBO as well. You can easily bring a few of these herbs into one dish by adding thyme, rosemary, and sage into a tasty guacamole, hummus, salsa, or another kind of dip. However you choose to incorporate these herbs into your diet, know that you are helping to fight off SIBO and strep each time you do.

Supportive Supplements

Bringing certain supplements into your daily routine alongside the fruits, leafy greens, vegetables, and herbs you choose to eat can be a wonderful addition to your healing protocol. Pau d’arco in tincture form is a fantastic herb to include. Hyssop tea, hibiscus tea, and elderberry tea are three wonderful drink options that contain powerful anti-SIBO properties. Some of these supplement recommendations act similarly to celery juice in the body. Like celery juice, they support the immune system in its efforts to create the chemical compounds that kill off SIBO. A daily dose of olive leaf can be a fantastic addition. You can find recommendations for both a tincture and capsule form on my preferred supplements page. Vitamin C, which can be an incredibly supportive supplement for a number of symptoms and conditions, can bolster your immune system so that it has the fortitude to keep strep from wreaking havoc and triggering issues such as UTIs, styes, pelvic inflammatory problems, cystic acne, and sinus problems. Two supplements that I frequently recommend— a high-quality liquid zinc and B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin— are both important additions for anyone with SIBO. For more supplement suggestions to help address SIBO, check out my “Streptococcus Revealed” radio show and blog post.

Things to Avoid

If you suffer from SIBO, it is critical that you avoid chocolate until you have cleared the strep out of your system and are fully healed. If you do not have SIBO, strep, or other health problems you are working to heal and you absolutely love chocolate, then you might be able to include the occasional chocolate treat without experiencing issues. However, if you have been given a SIBO diagnosis, it is best to avoid chocolate for the time being. If you have SIBO, but adore chocolate and don’t see yourself giving up this treat, try to reduce your intake until you heal and choose a cleaner option without dairy or processed sugars or make your own at home with clean ingredients. I include a chocolate pomegranate bark recipe in my book Life-Changing Foods to provide chocolate lovers with a safer and cleaner option to enjoy sparingly if they really desire it. Chocolate cravings typically stem from a need for more calories and more glucose so increasing how much fruit you eat daily is very important. It can also be part of an addiction to the adrenaline that rushes when someone consumes chocolate or thinks about or gets near to chocolate if they are addicted to it. You can learn more about addictions and how this works in my radio shows and articles where I share brand new information that is not known by any medical, health, or psychology communities. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 on my blog.

Moving Forward

If you are suffering with SIBO, this new information may be simultaneously surprising, exciting, and overwhelming. Fortunately, you can always return to this article and the other resources I provide to remind yourself of the truth and reignite your desire to seek genuine healing. Simply by reading this article, you have already started redesigning your immune system! Continuing to fill your mind with the truth will only serve to strengthen this life-enhancing development.

An additional step you can take is beginning to rebuild the hydrochloric acid in your stomach. To do this, try bringing straight celery juice into your morning routine on an empty stomach. Perhaps you start off juicing three times a week and continue to increase the number of mornings you juice as you grow more comfortable with the practice. I’m am proud of you for every single step you take towards healing, no matter how small it seems. Celebrate every victory— even purchasing a head of celery with the intention of making juice is a win! Restoring your body takes time, patience, and persistence, but with accurate information and the proper tools you are fully equipped to heal.

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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