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This hibiscus lemonade is just as gorgeous as it is delicious. It’s the perfect show-stopping beverage for your next gathering, and it’s also simple enough to enjoy anytime. Try freezing it into ice cubes and keeping them on hand to make a beautiful hibiscus-infused water on demand.

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

Hibiscus: The unique anthocyanin compound that gives hibiscus its red coloring helps rejuvenate the liver, bringing it back to life by cleaning mucus off cell membrane walls and improving the liver’s ability to perform its responsibilities. This herb is also a gallbladder rejuvenator—it cleans off gallbladder walls—and improves the liver’s personalized immune system.

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

Raw honey: Contains a combination of sugar that the liver needs desperately and vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients— hundreds of which are not on the record with medical research and science. Honey is antimicrobial: antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, all packaged into one. When it heads to the liver in its brokendown, assimilated state, it packs a punch, giving the liver everything it needs at once: the liver’s immune system strengthens instantly. The liver lobules and cells get the fuel they need instantly. And hundreds of phytochemicals from the flowers that bees once harvested for pollen intoxicate the liver in a euphoric, healthy way, giving the liver the reprieve it needs to fight for us another day.

Hibiscus Lemonade

Ingredients:
4 cups water, divided
2 teaspoons dried hibiscus (see Tips)
½ cup fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons raw honey (see Tips)

Directions:
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove the water from the heat and add the dried hibiscus. Allow the resulting hibiscus tea to steep for at least 10 minutes, and then strain the tea into a mug and place it in the fridge to cool.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 3 cups of water with the lemon juice and honey until the honey has completely dissolved and a smooth lemonade has formed. When the hibiscus tea has cooled, stir it into the lemonade base and enjoy!

Tips:
* Store-bought tea bags can be used as well when loose dried hibiscus is not available. Use 1 hibiscus tea bag in place of 1 teaspoon of dried hibiscus.

* Alternatively, maple syrup can be used in place of honey. Start by using 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and adjust until the desired sweetness is reached.

* The recipe above is for a beautiful, light lemonade that anyone can enjoy. If you’re looking for even more medicinal benefits, try using up to 2 more tablespoons of dried hibiscus for a stronger hibiscus lemonade with a powerfully tart flavor.

Makes 2 servings

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

This item posted: 19-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

Who can resist a crunchy, juicy apple rolled in creamy, sweet caramel, all topped off with crunchy nuts, dried mulberries and coconut?! This recipe is fun to make and fun to eat. Get your kids involved and pick your own favorite toppings. As you crunch away on these delicious caramel apples, know you are feeding your body a wealth of healing nutrients.

Apples open up a part of you and change the energy within and around you to attract happier and brighter things. They can bring back your vibrancy, elevate you, lighten your spirit, and make you more energetic. This is because for thousands of years, we’ve stored apples to get us through the winter months. The fruit is a ray of hope that puts us in touch with the good life. It’s instilled in our bodies that when the outside world seems bleak, an apple can reconnect us to life, rebirth, sunlight, and summertime.

Raw Caramel Apples 

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh dates, pitted
Vanilla bean seeds from 1 pod (or sub 1/2 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract)
2-3 tbsp unsweetened almond or coconut milk
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
6 whole red apples, such as gala or fuji
6 popsicle sticks

Toppings:
1/2 cup chopped nuts - almonds, pecans or any other, very finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup dried mulberries, very finely chopped

Directions:
Make the caramel by blending together the dates, vanilla bean seeds, almond milk, coconut oil and lemon juice (if using) until smooth. Place the apples on popsicle sticks and swirl them in the date caramel. Alternatively you can use a small spatula to spread the caramel evenly around the apple. Coat the apples in the toppings and serve immediately.

Serves: 6

For more on the undiscovered healing properties of apples and how they can help you, check out my bestselling book Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 18-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

Whether it’s the holidays, the weather is turning cool, or you simply want a big mug of pure comfort, look no further than this delicious Hot Apple Cider. Packed full of healing spices in a delicious base of apple juice, you may find this recipe quickly becomes a weekly staple. The bonus is that it’s so simple and easy to make!

The phytochemicals in apples make them a true brain food, feeding neurons and increasing electrical activity. Apples with red skin contain anthocyanins and even traces of malvidin (a type of anthocyanidin), which are partially responsible for the red color. These pigments have anti-obesity properties and compounds that increase digestive strength, encouraging weight loss.

Hot Apple Cider

Ingredients:
3 cups unsweetened apple juice
4 cinnamon sticks
2-3 orange slices
6-8 whole cloves
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Directions:
Place the apple juice in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the cinnamon sticks. Press the cloves into the orange slices and add to the pot, together with cardamom and nutmeg. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, then remove the cinnamon sticks and oranges from the pot. Serve immediately.

Serves: 3-4

For more on the undiscovered healing properties of apples and how they can help you, check out my bestselling book Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 14-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

Don’t be fooled by this recipe’s simplicity—applesauce is one of the most profoundly rejuvenating, revitalizing foods for your liver cells. It truly is a liver rescuer, which is why it's a star recipe from my book, Liver Rescue. Plus it’s sweet and delicious and easy to whip up anytime.

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

APPLES: Provide living water to support the liver’s hydration capabilities, so it can store the water and then release it back into the bloodstream when dehydration or dirty blood syndrome occurs. The fruit acids in apples help cleanse the liver by dispersing toxic films that build up inside its storage banks. Apples starve out bacteria, yeast, mold, other funguses, and viruses from the intestinal tract and liver. Great for dissolving gallstones.

DATES: The intestinal tract builds up mucus due to low hydrochloric acid and bile production, and that can slow down absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream. Dates expel and eliminate mucus, especially that produced by pathogens such as bacteria and fungus, from the colon. The sugars in dates feed the liver; they’re a great source of glucose for recovery and restoration that allows the liver to maximize its over 2,000 chemical functions.

CELERY: Its undiscovered subgroups of sodium that I call cluster salts protect the liver’s cell membranes and inhibit the growth of viruses, bacteria, and fungus. Celery restores the liver’s bile production capability as well as the potency and complicated structure of the bile, which in most people is completely imbalanced. Its cluster salts bind onto freefloating poisons and toxins inside the liver and flush them into the bloodstream, remaining bonded so that the troublemakers leave the kidneys or intestinal tract safely. Celery purges the liver while bringing down liver heat to a safe level. It’s the ultimate gallbladder rehabilitator, helping to dissolve gallstones over time, making them small enough either not to cause harm or to be able to pass through the bile duct. Celery’s sodium also expands the bile duct so it’s not restricted, in case a large stone does breach.

Liver Rescue Applesauce

Ingredients:
1 to 2 red apples, diced
1 to 4 Medjool dates, pitted (optional)
1 stalk celery, chopped (optional)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Directions:
Blend the diced red apple and other desired ingredients in a blender or food processor until a smooth, even applesauce forms. Serve and enjoy immediately or squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top and seal tightly if you’d like to save it for later.

Makes 1 serving

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

This item posted: 13-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

Apple Nachos

If it’s decadence without the drawbacks you’re looking for, this recipe is for you. These Apple Nachos satisfy the desire for sweet, crunchy, chewy, and buttery. Easy to make, fun to decorate and present, and even more enjoyable to eat, these nachos will be a hit for adults and children.

Eating two apples or more a day can aid in the prevention of colon, liver, breast, prostate, and lung cancer and can also decrease the risk of a stroke. Apples are especially rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. They have been shown to be beneficial for neuro-degenerative problems such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease as well as for bronchial problems such as asthma.

Apples have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and provide significant results for those suffering with autoimmune disorders such as Addison’s disease, Cardiomyopathy, Celiac disease, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis. Apples contain pectin which is a gel-like fiber that can prevent the putrefaction of protein in the digestive tract. Pectin works like an intestinal broom to clean and sweep out debris from the colon.

Apples have traces of flavonoids, rutin, and quercetin—phytochemicals that are responsible for heavy metal and radiation detoxification—as well as the amino acids glutamine and serine, which help detoxify the brain of MSG. This fruit helps cleanse and purify the organs, improve circulation in your lymphatic system, repair damaged skin, and regulate blood sugar.

Apple Nachos

Ingredients:
4 red apples, sliced
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries (or golden raisins)
1/4 cup walnuts (or pecans), finely chopped (optional)
2 tbsp tahini or almond butter (optional)

Date caramel:
8 medjool dates
1/4 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp alcohol free vanilla extract

Directions:
Make the date caramel by blending the dates, almond milk, water and vanilla until smooth. Add a bit more water if needed to blend. Set aside.

Arrange the apple slices on a serving plate. Top with cinnamon, date caramel, walnuts, cranberries and tahini. Serve immediately.

Serves: 3-4 people

For more on the undiscovered healing properties of apples and how they can help you, check out my bestselling book Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 12-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

Don’t let the simplicity of this juice fool you. The combination of sweet apples with the natural saltiness of the celery and a kick from the ginger is a winner. And the addition of cinnamon takes this juice to a new level of deliciousness. You can rest assured this juice recipe will provide you with the natural glucose and mineral salts your body needs to heal and thrive.

Apples are a truly healing food. They are anti-inflammatory because they starve viruses. When their pectin enters the digestive system, it releases phytochemicals that bind onto viruses, shrouding viral cells so that they can’t feed and proliferate. Apples also have traces of flavonoids, rutin, and quercidin—phytochemicals that are responsible for heavy metal and radiation detoxification—as well as the amino acids glutamine and serine, which help detoxify the brain of MSG. This fruit helps cleanse and purify the organs, improve circulation in your lymphatic system, repair damaged skin, and regulate blood sugar.

Apples are also hydrating on a deep, cellular level. They provide precious trace minerals such as manganese and molybdenum, as well as electrolytes and critical mineral salts that help the body rehydrate after exercise or stress of any kind.

Apple Ginger Celery Juice

Ingredients:
4 red apples
4-6 celery stalks
1 to 2 inch piece of ginger
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions:
In a juicer, juice the apples, celery, and ginger. Stir in the cinnamon and serve.

Serves: 2

For more on the undiscovered healing properties of apples and how they can help you, check out my bestselling book Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 11-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

Enjoy the delicious flavors of apple pie in this heavenly smoothie. Creamy, satisfying, and sweet, it will feel like you are indulging in a decadent dessert, but without any of the drawbacks that come with the wheat, eggs, butter, and refined sugar of regular apple pie. In fact, this recipe is packed full of healing ingredients, so you can feel good about making it for yourself and your family over and over again.

Apples are hydrating on a deep, cellular level. They provide precious trace minerals such as manganese and molybdenum, as well as electrolytes and critical mineral salts that help the body rehydrate after exercise or stress of any kind.

On an emotional level, the apple is an ancient food that brings us back to the source. It is one of the very first foods to have comforted us, and so apples connect us to a sense of sanctuary. This makes them ideal for when you’re feeling depressed, alienated, invalid, powerless, useless, worthless—you get the idea. If the time ever comes when you feel you aren’t being validated, eating apples can help change your course.

Apple Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:
2 medium-sized red apples, cored and cut into chunks
1 1/2 frozen banana
1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (or water if preferred)
1 tbsp maple syrup or 1 medjool date
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of ground nutmeg

Directions:
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk or water if needed. Serve immediately.

Serves: 2

For more on the undiscovered healing properties of apples and how they can help you, check out my bestselling book Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 09-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

There are currently millions of Americans being diagnosed with chronic illnesses and conditions that conventional medicine still does not understand. Many others never receive any kind of diagnosis but are still suffering with all kinds of symptoms. While medical science and research have done amazing things in the area of surgery—being able to remove an appendix, for example, or perform a life-saving transplant—there’s is still very little known about the true causes of chronic illnesses and symptoms and how they can be healed. For this reason I call them chronic mystery illnesses. Because there is almost no knowledge in medical communities of what is truly happening in the body with chronic illnesses, the diagnoses and much of the treatment advice people receive is unhelpful or even harmful in some instances. This lack of knowledge is not the well-meaning doctors’ and health practitioners’ fault. The truth simply hasn’t been discovered yet by medical science and research, which means that people with chronic illnesses are being given inaccurate diagnoses and treatment advice that will not actually bring healing.

The reason it is so important to shed light on this issue is that alongside the misinformation around all chronic illnesses is an obsession with protein that is keeping people sick, and in truth, making them sicker than ever before in history. Today we are going to dive into the truth about protein.

Protein Gone Wrong

Medical science and research, along with a plethora of trendy diets, have been pushing protein on us for quite a while. Our culture has become so inundated with “facts” about protein that people often only consider if a food item is high in protein or not when trying to make a healthy decision for themselves and their family. They don’t know to consider the other elements of the food that may be detrimental. Unfortunately, this is not a new problem. The misrepresentation of the place of protein in our diets first appeared in the 1930s. Protein quickly became a buzzword in the food industry as a tactic to direct our food purchase choices to where industry wanted us to spend our money. Unfortunately, like so many of the worst aspects of industry and our culture, this protein obsession was all about making money, not about supporting your health or the health of your loved ones. If industry really had your best interests in mind, a tremendous amount of money would have been thrown into a worldwide campaign to encourage people to eat many more fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables and to choose food items based on their vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant value. It most certainly wouldn’t have been the push for protein that we are still experiencing.

What this protein myth has led to is a great deal of fear about how much protein our bodies really need. In actuality, it’s not the protein in foods that your liver requires in order to create the healthy proteins it uses. That’s right, it’s the liver that is responsible for producing the types of proteins your body can recognize. This is one of the liver’s undiscovered chemical functions. In truth, as I reveal in my book, Liver Rescue, the liver has over 2000 chemical functions, but medical science and research have only discovered a fraction of them. Most of the proteins the liver produces are created from fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables—not from eating the foods most people see as high in protein like eggs, bacon, yogurt, beef, chicken, tofu, fish, milk, nuts and seeds. While it is ok to eat some of these foods, they shouldn’t be the focus of the diet. One of the reasons for that is because these foods are actually high fat foods.

The Protein – Fat Connection

Everywhere you look and every person you talk to says it’s important to focus on protein. Unfortunately, that’s how entrenched the protein myth has become in our society. Even the most intelligent, smart, well-researched people believe that protein is God when it comes to dietary intake. The industries driving this message have been that successful. One of the biggest problems with this protein myth is that while you think you might be doing the right thing by eating a high protein diet, you are also inadvertently eating a high fat diet—these proteins and fats cannot be separated—and a high fat diet is central to the development of chronic illnesses, autoimmune diseases, and countless symptoms. As I share in Liver Rescue and my other books, the true causes of chronic mystery illnesses like migraines, Hashimoto’s, lupus, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome, UTIs, cystic acne, tingles and numbness, diabetes, autism, and more are pathogens, toxic heavy metals, and other toxins that have nothing to do with protein. And when the diet is too high in fat, it’s almost impossible for the pathogens, heavy metals and toxins that are responsible for these illnesses and symptoms to leave the body as the blood is too thick from all the fat plus a host of these pathogens, toxins, metals and more in the bloodstream. I call this Dirty Blood Syndrome and I address it in-depth in my book Liver Rescue.

Every single person today has dirty blood due to the world we are living in, the pathogens and toxins we are exposed to and inherit through our family lines (this is different from a genetic issue—for more on the gene blame game check out my book Thyroid Healing,) chronic dehydration that most people aren’t even aware of and the foods we eat, so it’s critical that everyone knows the truth about Dirty Blood Syndrome. These true causes are still unknown to medical science and research so it’s even more essential that you understand what’s really behind your symptoms and conditions. If you have to wait for science and research to discover the truth about your illnesses and symptoms, you will be suffering needlessly for a very long time. This is what is happening all over the world right now and it’s tragic. The truth is here for you so you can take your healing and the healing of your loved ones’ into your own hands.

There’s a highly popular belief today that the brain is made out of fat and you need to eat a lot of “healthy fats” to have good brain health and function. Sadly, this is more damaging misinformation. High fat diets are disastrous for the brain. In truth, there is only a microscopic percentage of fat in the brain. Outside of these low traces of omegas, the brain is mostly a jellyfish-like organ made up of sugar. The brain runs on glucose, not fat, and without enough of it the brain begins to shrink we get older and it’s deprived from getting enough glucose due to high -fat, high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets that fear fruit and potatoes. It’s glucose and mineral salts that enable the brain to perform every single function that it does. Sugar that is naturally derived—sugars found in fruits and natural carbohydrates like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes—as well as mineral salts also help build muscle. Fat, on the other hand, stops you from building muscle. For those of you drinking protein shakes, the hidden ingredients in those shakes that are actually responsible for your muscle mass are the sugars and carbohydrates. And it’s your time at the gym or doing exercise that builds muscle, not the protein in the shakes or other foods you’re eating. Surprised? The fact that we have gotten so far from this truth shows just how how entrenched this hyperfocus on protein has become. If you are interested in keeping your muscle definition, eating enough fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables—drinking celery juice, for example, which is packed with mineral salts—will prevent your muscles from atrophying and help remove the toxins that prevent muscles from expanding.

Protein is also not meant to satiate hunger. I often hear people say they need to have eggs for breakfast to feel satiated, or chicken or tofu with their vegetables. This is where people get confused by the satiety they feel after consuming animal proteins or protein-rich plant foods like soy products and nuts. The reason you feel satiated from a meal of animal protein or soy is not because of the protein in the food but because of the fat. High quantities of fats, however, are harmful to your liver. Instead, the focus should be on eating enough calories of the foods that will be most supportive of your health: fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, including potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes.

How To Reduce Fat in Your Diet

Plant-based people and animal eaters alike are falling into the same trap when it comes to high-fat diets. If you are vegan, you may be eating too many nuts, oils, or avocados each day; loading up your smoothies with almond butter or chia seeds; or eating tofu every night which is naturally high in fat. If you do eat animal products and you are consuming animal protein with each meal, you are also eating too much fat. Dairy products and eggs are also problematic and should be avoided by anyone who has a symptom or condition or wishes to help prevent getting one. Eggs feed diseases and bacteria. To understand more about why eggs and dairy are best avoided (along with pork, soy, gluten, corn, and canola oil), check out my book, Liver Rescue.

Those on both animal protein and plant based diets are worried about aging, but if you are focused on too much on protein, even if you are an athlete with no body fat, it is likely you will experience symptoms commonly associated with aging or suffer with an illness or symptom down the track or from the amount of fat in your diet. This may present as any number of conditions, but most commonly causes heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes—all of which stem from a toxic, sluggish liver and thick dirty blood. I cover exactly how this is the case and how you can heal and prevent these diseases in Liver Rescue. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which symptoms or which illness you have, the golden ticket to help you move forward with healing is a low-fat diet. Even the celebrated high-protein diets aren’t as effective as we would want them to be; they can even make matters worse, because the more protein in a diet, the more fats are in it. To find out more about the high fat and high protein myth, how we got here, and how you can support your liver and overall health so you can heal, check out my in-depth explanation in Liver Rescue.

You might be asking then, what can I eat? The truth is, proteins are in all natural whole foods so your options are endless. Raw spinach and nori contain a great deal of protein. Potatoes are often shunned, but the skin of a potato contains healing protein. Tomatoes have proteins in them. Bananas not only contain protein but also satiate due to their calorie count. In addition, the carbohydrates in bananas kill viruses in the gut, helping to heal celiac, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and colitis. They also repel retroviruses like HIV and herpetic viruses like Epstein-Barr, shingles and HHV, both their discovered and many undiscovered strains which I brought to light in Medical Medium and share new information on in Liver Rescue. Oranges and apples contain some protein and play a part in keeping the liver healthy, which should be the priority over protein. If you are plant-based, you can eat some avocado and some nuts and seeds, but if it’s healing from symptoms and conditions and the best health possible you’re seeking, put your focus on an abundance of fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, including the carbohydrate-rich vegetables like potatoes and winter squash. If you eat animal products, try to stick to one smaller serving of animal protein per day while bringing in more and more of the fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables.

Satiation should not be based on fats and proteins, but on getting enough healthy carbohydrates and glucose from fruits and carbohydrate-rich vegetables. It is an adequate amount of calories that provides saiation, not specifically eating fat and protein. These foods just seem more satiating because such a small amount of them provides such a large amount of fat and calories. Whereas with fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, you need to eat more to get sufficient calories but when you do, you will feel satiated and be giving your body the nutrients it so desperately needs. Focus instead on delicious meals and snacks such as the Liver Rescue Apple Sauce, Peach Ginger Sorbet, Caramel Apple Rings, Potato Pancakes with Cucumber Radish Salad, Ratatouille, Lentil Tacos, Cauliflower Sushi, or any of the other many delicious recipes in Liver Rescue.

Moving Forward

It’s critical for the sake of your health and your loved ones’ health that you know that the high protein trend today does not actually help or support you in healing from symptoms and conditions. Out of the better high protein diets today recommend removing processed foods from your diet, which is absolutely helpful and the reason why some people will see an improvement in how they feel for a while. However, eventually, the high amount of protein and fats in these diets will contribute to illness and decline down the line. Whatever your diet, the point here is that there needs to be less focus less on protein because the fat that inherently comes with the protein is problematic for anyone with any illness or symptom. Regardless of whether you eat animal protein or plant based, when your diet is too high in fat the result will eventually be an illness or symptom. Our obsession with protein has gone too far. It’s a trap that will keep you and your loved ones ill. It will also lead to more and more infertility in the years and decades ahead. We may not be able to change the medical or diet industries, but we can change our own diet and belief systems and help those around us. You can hold onto these truths and with this wisdom you can make choices that support you, not hinder you.

This item posted: 07-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

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

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

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

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

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

Watermelon Slushy

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

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

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

Makes 2 servings

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

This item posted: 04-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer

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

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

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

Cauliflower Portobello Boats

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

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

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

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

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

Serves: 3-4 people

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

This item posted: 31-Aug-2018 - Disclaimer

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Roasted Veggie Pasta - This colorful pasta dish is loaded with tender roasted vegetables and tossed together in a light tomato sauce that leaves everything moist and flavorful. It’s a great dish to serve when..
Gallbladder, Weight, & Gut Issues - Gut, weight and gallbladder issues are extremely common today and often someone can be suffering from problems in all three of these areas. There’s a reason for this: these health issue..
Do You Have A Fatty Liver? - If you’re thinking you probably don’t have a fatty liver, you might be surprised. The majority of people in this country have at least some degree of pre-fatty liver, if not a fat..
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie - Savor the flavors of fall in this heavenly smoothie. It tastes like decadence but contains only healing foods that will nourish and rejuvenate the body. This is a smoothie that the whole fami..
Wild Blueberry Cranberry Sauce - Enhance the nutrient power and healing properties of regular cranberry sauce with the addition of the most healing food on the planet: wild blueberries. Not only does this spin on traditional..
Green Bean Casserole - Creamy, hearty and delicious, you’ll never know this green bean casserole omits troublesome ingredients traditionally included in this dish that contribute to illness and symptoms, such..
Deviled Potato Bites - These Deviled Potato Bites are a fun finger food to serve at parties or gatherings. The optional black salt mimics the flavor and taste of eggs without any eggs being used in the recipe. Eggs are..
Healing Eczema, Psoriasis, & Acne - If you deal with eczema, psoriasis, acne or other skin problems, you know how frustrating and debilitating these conditions can be and how difficult it can be to find solutions. One big ..
Healing Bloating - Why do we bloat? Everyone has experienced bloating at some stage, or if they haven’t yet, it’s very likely they will in the future. And yet despite it being so prevalent, medical ..
Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds - Want to kick up your pumpkin seeds a notch? Try coating them in spices and roasting them to serve as a crunchy snack at parties or for friends or family. The combination of sweet and spicy in..
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts - These brussels sprouts are unbelievably appealing. They’re sweet and spicy and tangy and rich with flavor. If spicy is not your preference, feel free to leave out the spices for a sweet..
Healing Vitiligo - If you’ve been diagnosed with vitiligo, you have most likely been told you have an autoimmune disorder and that not much can be done to heal it. According to this theory, your body is d..
Pumpkin Pie Pancakes - A tall stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup is hard to beat, but the traditional ingredients leave a lot to be desired. Forgo the gluten, dairy and eggs but sacrifice none of the flavo..
Heal Your Liver 101 - When it comes to chronic illness and symptoms, it’s essential to work on healing your liver. It’s heartbreaking how many people today are getting sick, and they’re trying so..

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