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Cranberries are well known for their profound antiseptic role in healing urinary tract infections and yeast infections. That power comes from cranberries’ ability to fight Streptococcus bacteria—because most of the time, chronic strep infections are behind these conditions. (Even though in yeast infections, the origin of the problem is misdiagnosed as fungal, really, the yeast is secondary.) And that’s the least of what these powerful little berries do. Out of all the foods on the table at Thanksgiving, that dish of cranberries is by far the most nutritious. Even if your cranberry sauce is canned and saturated with syrup, the medicinal factor of the cranberries overrides the downsides of the added ingredients.
Cranberries are one of the ultimate foods for reversing gallbladder disease. If you’re dealing with gallstones, there’s nothing more powerful for dissolving them. Cranberries are also one of the most powerful liver cleansers on earth, and they’re extremely helpful when you’re trying to pass kidney stones with ease. They can even dislodge earwax buildup and help bring back hearing.
Not to mention, cranberries are high in the antioxidants (such as anthocyanins) that help heal cardiovascular disease and arteriosclerosis. They also hold phytoestrogen compounds that disarm invading estrogens from outside sources such as plastics, environmental pollutants, pesticides, and other synthetic chemicals. Cranberries destroy these toxic hormones that are responsible for so many of women’s health conditions.
Filled with compounds and agents that draw radiation out of your body, amino acids that protect connective tissue, enzymes that specifically detoxify your organs, and more than 50 trace minerals to address deficiencies you may not even know you have, cranberries also have anti-proliferative compounds that help halt the growth of bacteria, viruses, and anything else harmful that may be growing inside of you. At the same time, cranberries provide potent stress assistance during your times of need.
And if you’re trying to lose weight, cranberries are another of your strongest allies. Consuming a bowl of cranberries daily will suppress your appetite and help you shed those extra pounds.
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing cranberries into your life:
Seasonal allergies, migraines, hiatal hernia, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hypertension, cervical cancer, yeast infections, carpal tunnel syndrome, arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, miscarriage, leukemia, ovarian cancer, Streptococcus infection, bladder infections, obesity, pneumonia (all varieties), conjunctivitis, renal failure, staph infections, gallbladder disease, gallstones, kidney infections, kidney stones, anemia, anxiety, shingles, diabetes, gout, HHV-6, cytomegalovirus (CMV), nodules, Lyme disease
If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing cranberries into your life:
Memory loss, muscle cramps, nail biting, hypothyroid, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, weight gain, bloating, flatulence, dyspepsia, jaundice, mania, confusion, intermittent vaginal bleeding, tremors, hearing loss, calcifications, bruising, cravings, dizzy spells, earwax buildup, blisters, hyperthyroid, inflammation, blurred vision, anxiousness, foot pain, scar tissue
Cranberries promote a cheery disposition. Whenever you’re feeling foggy on an emotional level— unclear about what decisions to make, confused about your direction in life—eating cranberries can light your path. When disorganization flusters you, colors how others see you, and impedes the way, cranberries (which grow in a very orderly fashion) can help you sort matters out and move on.
Cranberries also help when neurons and receptors are stuck in a pattern of criticism. Whether you’re criticizing others too much or on the receiving end of reproach, cranberries will help. Regular consumption of cranberries can relieve feelings of rejection and humiliation. And if you’re ever experiencing a sense of alienation, cranberries can help you change course and get reconnected with community.
As we settle into adult life, we learn that it isn’t always safe to come out and play. Sometimes responsibility requires our full attention and seriousness—or we’re in company that will take advantage of us if we open up and expose our true selves. In much the same way, the cranberry vine has an instinct to stay low to the ground, protecting itself from cold and windy conditions. It can be difficult to even see the small red berries when it’s in this self-shielding mode.
Sometimes we get stuck in this mentality, afraid that taking a moment for delight makes us vulnerable and means we aren’t working hard enough. Yet growing up doesn’t mean that we’re supposed to suppress our joy all the time. Joy is essential to who we are. Just as the cranberry plant takes advantage of the right warm and sunny moments during ripening season to perk up, play in the wind, and dazzle in the light, we can learn to recognize moments that are safe for us to express our true vitality, essence, and glory. We do get our days to stand up and shine, to dance in the sun. It’s just a matter of balance—and there’s no better teacher on the subject than the cranberry.
* Frozen cranberries can be a great way to get your hands on this fruit. Try cooking them into your oatmeal or incorporating them into smoothies.
* If you’re not making your own fresh cranberry juice, look for juice that’s made 100 percent from cranberries—with no added sugars, preservatives, or other additives.
* If you don’t like the tart nature of cranberries, eat them with a handful of walnuts.
* If you really dislike cranberries, it doesn’t mean they can’t help you. Weekly, set out a bowl of cranberries in your house. Just having them out on the kitchen counter to look at will help you (and anyone else passing through) reap their emotional benefits as the berries’ properties enter into you metaphysically. And if you take a moment each day to touch the cranberries, running your fingers over them or resting a few in your palm, you’ll also receive the fruit’s physical benefits.
RAW CRANBERRY RELISH
When you think of cranberries, you may envision a gelatinous blob on the table at Thanksgiving dinner. This raw cranberry relish is anything but boring. The fresh cranberries are chopped with bits of apple, orange, and coconut sugar that offset the cranberries’ natural tartness. This simple side dish is a great accompaniment to any holiday meal, or is perfect on top of a salad any time.
1 cup cranberries
2 cups roughly diced apple
1⁄2 cup orange sections
1⁄4 teaspoon orange zest
4 tablespoons coconut sugar
3 mint leaves
Pulse-blend all the ingredients in a food processor until roughly combined. Store in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Makes 2 to 4 servings
This item posted: 19-Nov-2017 - Disclaimer
We have been told for decades by authorities that food has nothing to do with healing. In fact, only in the very recent past has modern medicine started to discuss foods as a way to prevent illness. In the last five to ten years conventional medical experts have started talking about the healing benefits of foods more than ever, as if this was wisdom they knew all along. It might seem like this would be a positive shift in the health field, but unfortunately this trend has resulted in some of the most healing foods, such as fruits, being unfairly attacked by the newest experts. Because of this trend, it’s critical that you err on the side of caution so you are not fooled by this recent development of trendy misinformation. It’s important to remember that it’s the doctors and experts in alternative health that have known for a very long time that foods heal the body and they were ridiculed for it. Still, both conventional and alternative health communities have yet to fully understand the power of foods that can actually reverse and heal diseases that have plagued people for decades.
The foods I discuss in this article are so powerful, and scientific research knows almost nothing about them. Science and research have not even scratched the surface of what is in foods and are years away from discovering what is in a wild blueberry, for example, or any other healing food. Funding simply does not get devoted to researching truly healing foods.
As I explain in depth in my book Thyroid Healing, the true cause of thyroid disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Grave’s disease, and almost all other thyroid conditions and symptoms is the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Medical science and research are not yet aware of this truth. EBV is not just a trigger for people who are already dealing with a chronic illness or even a thyroid condition as some health professionals believe. A trigger is not a true cause. That is a lazy mistake. The virus is the true cause. This is a subtle but serious critical difference in knowledge that’s essential to understand. You can read more about how and why EBV causes the symptoms and conditions that are attributed to the thyroid today and why this virus is not at all understood by medical communities in my book Thyroid Healing.
It is crucial to understand that EBV is the true cause of thyroid problems so you can begin including the foods that fight this virus and support the thyroid. Knowing the cause can change everything when it comes to healing. There are many people who call themselves autoimmune experts who suggest one diet or another these days. While it may be easy to follow these trendy diets, we must ask ourselves whether it is even possible for these medical experts to recommend which foods to avoid and which foods to include when they do not even know what causes thyroid disease and other thyroid conditions and symptoms in the first place. These experts tell us that thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is our immune system attacking our own body. This is reckless, outdated information that does not help someone heal. Furthermore, scientific research knows very little about what is in foods and what foods can do. These two things puts their credibility in question. We have to be the ones to become experts. It’s critical for our own health and the health of our loved ones.
Many of the foods I discuss here are controversial and may seem contradictory to other information you have heard elsewhere. This is again because most of the thyroid information that is available today is outdated and inaccurate. Keep in mind, the below foods are only a portion of the foods I list in Thyroid Healing.
The first food is actually a group of foods called cruciferous vegetables, which include kale, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli raab, arugula, and cabbage. You may have heard that cruciferous vegetables, also known as brassicas, are harmful for anyone with a thyroid problem. This is an example of misinformation that becomes trendy and is shared widely despite it not being accurate. And it is even harmful because these foods are some of the most powerful healers for anyone with a thyroid condition or symptom. The mistaken theory suggests that the goitrogenic compounds contained in these foods are harmful to the thyroid. However, it is impossible to consume enough cruciferous vegetables for them to become dangerous for your thyroid. In truth, even if you eat a barrel full of cauliflower, you will still be safe. The reason is due to something currently undiscovered within these foods called anti-goitrogenic compounds. These same vegetables that contain the goitrogenic compounds contain equal amounts of compounds that cancel out the goitrogenic ones. Therefore, there should be no fear when consuming these delicious healing vegetables, whether raw or cooked.
Actually, if someone avoids them due to this misinformation, they are truly missing out on what these foods have to offer. There are phytochemical compounds in kale, brussels sprouts, and all these vegetables that do so much to heal your thyroid that you would be cheating yourself if you decided to avoid them “just to be safe.” The phytochemical compounds literally push the virus out of the thyroid and destroy it. Since it is a pathogen we are going after when trying to heal thyroid issues, it is critical to understand the healing properties the brassicas possess and incorporate them into your diet. Some broccoli and cauliflower are not going to hurt you; they will help you.
Look at an artichoke to visualize just how strong and protective this food is for the thyroid. You see the layered leaves on the outside, the tips of which are spiked and sharp. The leaves are thick and hearty on the outer layer and become thinner and denser as they reach the center of the vegetable. At the center lies the heart, which the entire leaf system is safeguarding and supporting. In the same way, the majestic artichoke can protect your thyroid, making it the most powerful food for thyroid healing. This is why an artichoke is on the cover of my book Thyroid Healing.
There are so many undiscovered compounds in artichokes that work for your thyroid, including subgroups of phytochemicals that shrink nodules, tumors, and cysts. There are undiscovered antioxidants and amino acids, which hopefully science will begin to see 30 years down the road. Artichokes also protect your thyroid from invaders, such as the pathogen you now know to be the true cause of thyroid disease.
When consuming artichokes, fresh is always best. If you purchase canned, bottled, or even frozen artichoke hearts, citric acid is often an additive, which can be harmful to your health in different ways and should be avoided. But the artichoke hearts will still help heal the thyroid, regardless of the citric acid. You can read more about why it’s important to avoid citric acid in my book Medical Medium If for some reason you are unable to get fresh artichokes, soak your canned, bottled, or frozen artichoke hearts overnight in water with a pinch of sea salt. The next day, rinse them well and almost all of the citric acid will be gone. If you steam your artichokes, you may also add a pinch of sea salt to this water, too.
Atlantic Sea Vegetables
Sea vegetables are another food group that tends to ruffle some feathers, typically due to the high iodine content. There is a commonly held belief that anyone with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis should avoid sea vegetables and iodine altogether. This is based on a current trend that’s focused on the idea that iodine creates inflammation of the thyroid. However, the people recommending to stay away from foods like dulse and kelp are the same people who do not know what causes thyroid disease in the first place. Therefore, would it even be possible to understand whether iodine is harmful or not? After reading Thyroid Healing, you will become the real expert on thyroid disease and other thyroid conditions and symptoms and will fully grasp that all thyroid problems are directly caused by a pathogen in our body, which helps us understand which foods to eat and which to avoid. Atlantic sea vegetables are not among the foods to avoid, and here is why.
Atlantic sea vegetables, especially dulse and kelp do, in truth, contain elevated amounts of iodine, but this is helpful. Iodine acts as an antiseptic for the thyroid. It is a disinfectant and cleans the thyroid out of any viruses, such as Epstein-Barr virus, the very pathogen we are targeting when wanting to heal from Hashimoto’s, Grave’s, or any of the other various thyroid issues that are so prominent today. Iodine deficiency today is very different to the kind we faced in the past. Years ago, we were deficient in iodine due to the new cultivation process of grains, which was stripping grains down so that they became a very different food than they were before. These days, many organic farmers are aware of iodine deficiencies in the soil, and so they cleverly use seaweed fertilizers to enrich the growing process with iodine. This, though, is not enough. We require more iodine than we ever did because of the vast amount of people struggling to fight viruses in their thyroid. This is why it’s so important to include sea vegetables in your diet. Dulse and kelp help you protect your thyroid if it’s under attack from EBV, which is very common for many people, and support healing in powerful ways. The iodine in sea vegetables also protects the thyroid from radiation and helps to prevent thyroid cancer and other cancers.
If you are afraid of the iodine in sea vegetables and are having a hard time letting go of the idea that they are bad for you, try just including a little bit of Atlantic dulse in your diet here and there. Just start off small. Sprinkle a teaspoon of dulse flakes on your salad once a week. Stir a strip of Atlantic kelp into your soup for dinner. Try to get small amounts of it in as you learn to trust that iodine is helpful, not harmful.
My recommendation is to opt for the sea vegetables from the east coast, from the Atlantic ocean. The Pacific ocean is too polluted for us to be regularly consuming vegetables from its waters. The dulse and kelp that come from Maine are the best ones to eat. These are powerful foods that can bring you so much healing.
Be sure not to confuse the iodine in sea vegetables with the bottles of topical iodine from the pharmacy. Topical iodine is not to be consumed orally.
While bananas may seem like a common fruit, they actually contain powerful properties to help you heal from your thyroid disease, conditions, and symptoms. Bananas help restore neurotransmitters and support healing from neurological problems, which are among the symptoms related to thyroid problems. Neurotoxins from viruses like EBV can creep into your body and cause symptoms like brain fog, memory loss, fatigue, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, tremors, tingles and numbness, headaches, tinnitus, anxiety, depression, and many more. This fruit is an anti-inflammatory, anti-EBV food that can greatly help you in healing from and preventing thyroid conditions and symptoms. Bananas are also good for hypoglycemia because they balance blood sugar and protect adrenals. Additionally, they knock out streptococcus, which unknown to medical science and research is the bacteria responsible for SIBO, from the intestinal tract. Streptococcus is a cofactor for Epstein-Barr Virus.
There is a current trend that started approximately 11 years ago that warns people to not eat bananas. The common thought is that bananas have too much sugar, which often leads people to believe that the sugar in bananas is the same as the sugar in a donut. This could not be further from the truth. The sugar contained in bananas, and in all fruits, is glucose that our brain requires on a daily basis.
The panic about bananas is completely unfounded, especially because science has yet to even discover what is in a banana. Once medical research came across potassium, they stopped any further inquiry simply because there is no money is banana research. What is not talked about is that bananas are very rich in calcium because they require calcium-rich soil to grow. The calcium in bananas is very important for the central nervous system. Furthermore, we need calcium from fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables in the diet when there are nodules in the thyroid. Nodules deplete our systems of any calcium that we already have, making us deficient in this necessary nutrient. Bananas are excellent at preventing calcium deficiency.
Many people are accustomed to eating bananas when they are still fairly green. Others have been told to eat them when they’re completely green and hard as a rock by recent experts who fear fruit and don’t understand what they’re recommending. They try to back up their recommendations with biased studies that are anti-fruit, which puts people into fruit fear. This is another colossal, trendy blunder that’s slowing down the healing process in chronic illness. When bananas are in this state, they are unripe and can actually be quite difficult to digest and assimilate all the nutrients you are trying to acquire from the banana in the first place. Allow your bananas to ripen until there is no visible green, they are slightly soft to the touch, and there are even some brown spots. You also don’t want them too overripe. The best time to eat them is when they are lightly speckled with brown spots, but haven’t turned mostly brown. When fruits are ripe, they will become much sweeter because the sugar has matured and the nutrients will be their most bioavailable at this point. Their sugars will also most effectively hold and suspend the most important nutrients for reversing and preventing disease.
I encourage you to incorporate as many bananas as you want to in your diet because they are such an amazing gift to us for healing and nourishment. Even if you do not have a thyroid condition or symptom, bananas can be an amazing staple, especially because they are commonly affordable and available year round in most places in the world. Every time you go to the store, add a few bunches to your cart. Keep several bunches of bananas on your kitchen counter at all times. Freeze them when you have a lot of ripe ones so they are ready to throw into smoothies or to make banana ice cream. You can even eat four or five at a time and experience how satisfied they make you feel when they are properly ripened. If you eat them with a few stalks of celery, you will have an especially nourishing, balancing, and restorative meal or snack.
Cucumbers are another important food to include because they strengthen the adrenals and the kidneys while flushing toxins created by viruses from the bloodstream. Cucumbers also hydrate the lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system can be found at various places around our body, but some of the most important lymph nodes are the ones that surround the thyroid in the neck. We want to protect this part of our lymphatic system because of its close proximity to the thyroid.
People who are too sick to exercise will benefit greatly from increasing their consumption of cucumbers. This healing food will support your lymphatic system in lieu of the exercise you are not quite ready for.
Garlic is an incredible food for thyroid healing because it essentially acts like an anti-viral bomb that can do wonders for eliminating EBV from your system. It also kills off streptoccocus, which, as I mentioned above, is a cofactor of EBV. Strep is connected to UTIs, sinus infections, SIBO, acne, and many more symptoms. Garlic has a fantastic way of getting deep into the throat to fight off bugs in the lymph system and thyroid.
Some people stay away from garlic because they either believe it is unhealthy, or they simply cannot handle the strength of the flavor. Garlic is not an unhealthy food. It is very good for you because of its antiviral compounds. If it is the flavor that is keeping you away from garlic, try to eat scallions and onions instead because they contain similar properties.
I want to inspire you to include both raw and cooked garlic into your meals and to get creative with it! There is no need to burn your throat by eating too much, but try to get garlic in any way you can. Make guacamole with a couple cloves of raw garlic mixed in. Instead of adding one clove of garlic to your vegetable soup, add four. Mince or press a clove of garlic for your savory salad or add it it your salad dressing. You can even rub a piece of raw garlic on a baked sweet potato. Also, I recommend investing in a simple, inexpensive garlic press. This will make it much easier to consume garlic regularly because sometimes mincing garlic with a knife can be a bit tedious.
Celery is one of the most amazing foods given to us to heal from thyroid issues because of its long list of healing properties, most of which are unknown to science and research. Celery strengthens hydrochloric acid in the intestinal tract, helps the liver produce bile to break down food, and stabilizes the adrenals. Celery provides special undiscovered subgroups of mineral salts that attack the virus that causes Hashimoto’s. Celery also contains powerful electrolytes for the nervous system and boosts T3, a hormone in the thyroid. Find out more of the unknown healing properties of celery in Thyroid Healing. If celery doesn’t taste good to you, try chopping it up very small and adding it to your salad. Add a stick or two to your next smoothie. Juice it and drink it alone, or juice it with some cucumber, an apple, or pineapple if you need help with the flavor. This is another important food to include and find creative ways of getting into your meals.
At the moment, scientific research does not know much about what is contained inside an asparagus, but they are beginning to tap into some new chemical compounds. What research does not know is that asparagus supports the thyroid and is one of its most enthusiastic and powerful advocates. Think of asparagus as your friend or family member that consistently has your back and is your constant support. There are phytochemicals in the skin and in the tips of asparagus that push back invaders, whether those invaders are chemical or viral. Asparagus also has an alkaloid that acts as a gentle aspirin throughout the body, calming down the body and lowering inflammation. As opposed to over-the-counter aspirin, this quality in asparagus does not thin the blood or create havoc in the stomach. There are so many ways to consume asparagus. To start, you can try juicing it raw, adding it to raw to salads, or eating it lightly steamed.
Radishes are one of those vegetables that, because they have a bite to them, are often neglected. However, they are wonderful to include if you want to heal your thyroid. Radishes are an antiviral food due to their high and unique sulfur content. The sulfur contained in radishes is unlike that of any other vegetable because it specifically kills pathogens throughout the body. This is one of the ultimate foods for Hashimoto’s or any kind of thyroid problem because of its unique ability to kill off EBV, which is exactly what you want to do throughout your healing process. The sulfur compound acts like a smoke screen, saturating the thyroid and removing pathogens. Another quality of radishes is that they can prevent and stop thyroid atrophy. When the thyroid is infected, it can often atrophy due to its lack of use, which gives you just one more reason to include radishes on top of salads and to eat as snacks. While the variety of radish most people are familiar with is quite spicy, there are so many other varieties to try that are either milder or even spicier. Watermelon radishes and grapes radishes are beautiful choices to be found at local farmers markets and health food stores and are more mild. There are even black radishes that have a strong but delicious bite. These varieties will change everything you know about radishes and are fun to add to dishes and try with your family.
Potatoes are another controversial food because they have been mistakenly labeled as a white food. Even though potatoes are white on the inside, they are not a white food. Radishes, bananas, jicama, and cultivated blueberries are all white on the inside with a different color skin, and yet they are not considered white foods. Potatoes have gold skin, red skin, brown skin, and even purple skin. There are so many varieties of potatoes available to us that are healthful to include in our diet, especially if we want to fight the virus that causes thyroid problems. Potatoes, contrary to popular belief, are not devoid of nutrition. Rather, they are full of it! They have very high amounts of L lysine and tyrosine. The humble potato is one of the ultimate EBV killers and is wonderful to include in your diet despite it being under attack by many diet trends today. These diets and the experts behind them don’t understand thyroid illness or any other chronic illness. By shunning the potato because it goes against their own personal food beliefs they are taking away an opportunity to receive the healing benefits from a fantastic food you may need for no reason.
Tomatoes are amazing for the thyroid because they contain their very own variety of vitamin C. Researchers are currently unaware that there are multiple types of vitamin C in fruit. This vitamin C in tomato is created through the moonlight frequency that is absorbed when the tomato is growing outdoors. This special vitamin C supports the thyroid like no other kind by keeping it balanced. Tomato has always been scrutinized because it’s classed as a nightshade. The new trend of the day suggests we should remove seeds from the tomato, which isn’t helpful. This trend stems once again from well-meaning experts who don’t know what causes thyroid and chronic illnesses in the first place. They are offering food advice based on outdated studies that have a “thumb on the scale” that have influenced their outcomes, which in turn can hinder healing.
Barley Grass Juice Extract Powder
This powerful supplement pulls out mercury and heavy metals, which feed the virus you are trying to get rid of when healing from thyroid conditions and symptoms. Barley grass juice extract powder also has alkaloids that feed the thyroid, which in turn prevents the thyroid from atrophying.
This is just a fraction of the foods and supplements and their healing benefits listed in Thyroid Healing. You can discover more about how to heal from thyroid problems and over a hundred different conditions and symptoms and which foods are the most important for healing in Thyroid Healing.
By including these foods and supplements into your diet on a regular basis, you will be giving your thyroid the best possible opportunity for true healing. Try to have fun with the different foods and find new ways to incorporate these healing, powerful fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, herbs, and supplements into your daily life. When you feed yourself with the foods that fight EBV and support thyroid health and other chronic illnesses, you are giving your body the best support you can and healing can happen.
This item posted: 08-Nov-2017 - Disclaimer
Are you or anyone you know suffering with a condition like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves disease, hyper or hypothyroidism, or hyper or hypoparathyroidism, fibromyalgia, restless legs syndrome, PCOS, endometriosis, or perhaps you’ve had or currently have thyroid cancer? Or perhaps you or a loved one struggle with a symptom like hair loss, insomnia, heart palpitations, brain fog, vertigo, fatigue, depression, dry skin, anxiety, weight gain, weight loss, weak nails, nerve pain, aches and pains, concentration and memory loss, chills, cold hands and feet, puffy eyes, puffy face, constipation, insatiable hunger. or other unexplained symptoms or illnesses? If so, you may have been told that it’s because of your thyroid or hormones. The truth is that none of these health problems are actually caused by your thyroid or even your hormones. There is much more to understand than what medical science and research currently knows. Plus, both medical and alternative health communities do not yet know exactly what’s behind these conditions. Unfortunately, chronic illness is growing at an alarming rate with no signs of slowing down.
Even if you don't have any of these symptoms or conditions right now, it's important to learn the tools you can use to protect yourself and your family so you can help prevent getting sick in the future. There are answers, and it's my job to do whatever I can to get never before heard knowledge into your hands so you and your loved ones can regain your freedom and the lives you're here to live. You are not meant to be in the dark with no answers for why you feel the way you do. You didn't create this and you don't deserve it. In my book Thyroid Healing, I reveal the true causes of more than a hundred symptoms and conditions plaguing so many people today and how you can heal.
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. 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. Today I will explain a few of the core truths about thyroid health.
The True Cause of Thyroid Issues
The true reason so many people are plagued with thyroid problems is something I have been talking about for decades: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Medical communities and alternative health experts are unaware that EBV, which I call the “thyroid virus”, is behind 95% of thyroid problems. It’s not just a trigger for people who are already dealing with a chronic illness or even a thyroid condition as some believe. A trigger is not a true cause. Medical communities and experts believe that a virus can trigger your body’s immune system to attack healthy cells in your thyroid or body, much like mold does. This is a lazy mistake and one of the greatest medical blunders of all time that will hinder the health and lives of generations to come. It stops progress in medicine and keeps chronic illness around for decades to come. The virus is the true cause. This is a subtle but serious critical difference in knowledge that’s essential to understand so that the opportunity to heal is always there for you and the ones you care about.
Mono, which is the only understanding of EBV that medical communities have, is only Stage Two of this virus. In truth, the virus has four stages, the third of which targets the thyroid gland. When EBV invades the cells it creates inflammation. It’s not the antibodies created by your immune system that are causing the problem. The autoantibodies present are created by your immune system to fight off EBV and never your own cells, glands, organs, or thyroid in the case of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Your body is using its infinite wisdom and resources to protect and heal you, not attack you as the autoimmune disease theory suggests. This mistaken theory comes from a very old agenda that has been bought and paid for long ago in the 1950s and grandfathered in to modern medicine. As a result, we now tragically have well-meaning autoimmune experts guiding and teaching people with incorrect information that can hinder healing.
The truth is that your body is on your side. Your body is always working for you. Your body wants to heal. Knowing this truth is so powerful that it can ignite healing all on its own. Your immune system fires up and goes after the virus when you really know what’s behind your health problems. One day, medical science will take into account that by the time a pathogen invader has started to cause chronic illness in a patient, it has usually burrowed so deep into that person’s organs or glands that the pathogen doesn’t normally or easily show up on traditional blood tests because the pathogen is no longer in the bloodstream—so it appears to be a bodily malfunction. What has really happened is that the virus has moved into a later stage of infection deeper inside the body where it’s undetectable by current testing methods. But an antibody can sometimes be found in the blood and this discovery decades ago prompted the misguided autoimmune theory mistake instead of finding the virus and knowing its path and course. This early mistake in medicine blamed your body as being the problem and that is still sadly and mistakenly being carried on to even today’s alternative medicine, even by our best renowned experts.
Radiation is the other cause of thyroid problems, but only a small percentage of people experience enough radiation for it to do any true damage, which is why it accounts for only around five percent of cases. Radiation can come from dental x-rays, plane travel, cat scans, and other forms of radiation that we can be exposed to every day.
What Does the Thyroid do?
Medical and alternative health communities are not yet aware of what the thyroid truly does and how it functions. The current understanding they have of this gland is severely limited. They believe that the thyroid exists purely to manage metabolism and control hormones in the body. They also believe that the thyroid is mainly 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 new book Thyroid Healing.
Medical research and science only theorize about the impact of T4 and T3 on health. The functions of these hormones can’t be weighed or measured in any lab or study yet. T4 and T3’s physical purpose is still a medical mystery. One of the chemical functions of the T3 and T4 hormones is to help balance the immune system, which is why EBV likes to go after them on its path to hurt the thyroid. Once these hormones diminish, there are relatively small symptoms, such as temperature fluctuations. Abnormal T3 and T4 hormone levels are not to blame for the myriad of thyroid symptoms they are believed to be today, from aches and pains all the way to brain fog. Of course, we want T3 and T4 at adequate levels and normalized because we want our immune system to be working at its maximum level, but there are undiscovered hormones that we need to pay more attention to.
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. It catalogues the balances of the body, which is like receiving complaints from the various organs and systems. Then it regulates the two undiscovered frequency hormones—I call them R5 and R6—which are yet to be discovered by scientific research. These are extremely powerful hormones that are involved with sending out the thyroid’s radio-like frequencies that promote homeostasis throughout the body. These undiscovered hormones play a much larger role in thyroid disease and symptoms associated with Epstein-Barr Virus. When EBV is cleared out of your system, your hormones will stabilize, and these symptoms will fade. You can discover more of the unknown truth about these hormones in Thyroid Healing.
A problem many people with thyroid disease unknowingly have is a sluggish liver. This can often result in part from taking thyroid medication long term. It can also be because of EBV’s toxins in the liver, along with other toxins like pesticides, solvents, and heavy metals. A sluggish or stagnant liver can also result from a diet too high in fat or processed foods. In the case of medication, the liver absorbs it and becomes overburdened. In fact, the liver absorbs so much of the medication that people often need to return to their doctor several times to continue to increase the dosage. I created month to month cleanse that’s included in Thyroid Healing for exactly this purpose: to clear out the liver and strengthen it again.
It is said that everyone with hyperthyroidism cannot gain weight, but this is not true. Many people with hyperthyroidism do have unwanted pounds or gain weight eventually. This is because there are two varieties of EBV that could be in the thyroid at the same time. The liver gets really sluggish from EBV’s byproduct, neurotoxins, dermatoxins, and other poisons, which can result in weight gain, while another strain of EBV in the thyroid is causing hyperthyroidism. This is why symptoms may not match what you’d expect from what your doctor or health practitioner has told you. Insatiable hunger often associated with hyperthyroidism is actually caused by a liver glucose deficiency caused by EBV inside the liver. You can read more on hyperthyroidism in Thyroid Healing.
It’s critical to remember that a trigger is not the cause of a thyroid condition such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, or any other thyroid or so-called autoimmune conditions. Believing a trigger is the cause is a great mistake. I talk about the great mistakes in medicine that are affecting people's ability to heal in Thyroid Healing. The cause is EBV. Triggers can simply strengthen EBV and lower the immune system so that symptoms worsen or new symptoms show for the first time. Some of the these triggers include exposure to mold, toxic heavy metals like mercury, pesticides, and insecticides. They can also include a death in the family, a broken heart or betrayal, taking care of sick loved ones, carpet cleaning, fresh paint, insomnia, and more. I include a full list of triggers in Thyroid Healing. These triggers lower the immune system and allow EBV to make its way throughout the body. Of course, many of these triggers are difficult to avoid. So the priority lies in ensuring your immune system can handle it when you are exposed to one, for example, a relationship break up.
There are many foods that support healing of thyroid problems. First, I want to debunk another myth surrounding the thyroid. Many people are told that if they have a thyroid problem, they should avoid cruciferous vegetables because of the goitrogenic compounds. The cruciferous family, also known as the brassica family, are sulfur-rich vegetables such as kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. This is an incorrect theory which has become a popular belief today. If medical and health professionals do not actually know what is the cause of thyroid disease, how will they be able to tell you which foods to eat and which foods to avoid?
Here is the truth regarding goitrogenic compounds. You literally cannot get enough of them in your diet in order to harm the thyroid. In fact, there are undiscovered anti-goitrogenic compounds within the same foods that cancel out the goitrogenic compounds. The brassica family of vegetables is actually very healthful and good for your thyroid, especially when you are focused on healing a thyroid problem. The phytochemical compounds within these foods help eliminate EBV. These phytochemical compounds actually have ghost-like qualities, which allow them to move through organs and glands to harm pathogens.
Foods that should be eliminated or reduced in your diet are anything that feed EBV. Medical science and research are still unaware of this truth that viruses feed off of foods and toxins to proliferate. For example, eggs are the number one food that gives fuel to viruses, specifically Epstein-Barr Virus. I go into greater detail about what foods to avoid and what foods to include in Thyroid Healing. I also have a whole section full of recipes that will aid in supporting and healing the thyroid and eliminating EBV.
Something else to keep in mind is that when an expert gets you off foods like gluten and your symptoms start to reduce, they do not understand why your symptoms are going away. It is not because gluten was harming your thyroid. It is because gluten was feeding the Epstein-Barr virus. The symptoms you are or were experiencing are Epstein-Barr symptoms, not problematic thyroid symptoms. If you get rid of foods that feed EBV in the thyroid, liver, and other parts of the body, your symptoms are going to improve.
When taking supplements to heal from thyroid disease, it is important to look at a combination of supplements that support the thyroid and those that eliminate EBV. I share the best supplements with you in Thyroid Healing. Here are just a few of the supplements that are included in the book.
Vitamin C as Ester C or Liposomal C are important to include because they work to remove EBV from the liver.
Zinc is one of the most important minerals to include because many people are zinc-deficient, which lowers the immune system for one, and it will help knock down EBV.
Cat’s Claw, a supplement that is finally more available in the world today, is another important one to take to knock down viruses such as EBV.
It can also be very important to consume the five heavy metal detox foods I share about because EBV feeds on heavy metals.
A little bit of sea vegetables and a little spirulina are very helpful. Iodine is an antiseptic that kills off EBV.
If you are consistent with these supplements and the ones I discuss in Thyroid Healing, you will be on your way to healing from the thyroid virus and removing the heavy metals that feed the virus over time.
Now that you know what the true cause of your thyroid problem is, your body will be working harder than ever for you to address it. You also now know exactly what you need to target and can adjust your diet, supplements, and lifestyle to do so. It is much better to know that there is a bug you need to eliminate than to believe your body is attacking itself or that your genes are to blame—both of which are incorrect and harmful belief systems. Use the information I provide in Thyroid Healing to become a thyroid expert and begin taking steps to consistently knock down EBV and take your life back. You can get rid of your symptoms. You have the power to heal and move past this so your thyroid does not atrophy throughout the years. I know people do not want to be prisoners to medications for decades, or prisoners of a belief system that was never true in the first place. This can be your way out. I am here for you, and I believe in your ultimate healing.
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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.
Why Two Thyroids Are Better Than One
The below information is an excerpt from the book Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr, which is now available to order.
The thyroid’s radio-like frequencies don’t stop at communicating with the rest of the body. These frequencies also reach out to others’ thyroids, which means that a healthy thyroid has the ability to support an ailing one simply by proximity.
Here’s how it works: If someone with an ailing thyroid (such as is the case with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and more) stands next to someone with a better-functioning thyroid, the two thyroids will communicate with each other through their radio-like frequencies, with the ailing thyroid sending out a request for help. When the healthier thyroid detects this signal, it will first send a preliminary message to prime the compromised thyroid to receive aid. Once the thyroid in need has prepared itself, the helper thyroid will send a frequency that improves the ability of the other thyroid’s personalized immune system (the lymphocytes in that area) to protect the gland and also assists the thyroid in receiving the lymphocytes’ help, at the same time strengthening the thyroid itself. Even if you’re missing your thyroid, it can receive help in this way—as I share in Thyroid Healing, your thyroid still has a presence no matter what.
The frequencies that the thyroid emits are extremely powerful; they’re similar to the messages that whales and dolphins use to communicate in the ocean. The thyroid’s frequencies are so strong that if one person is developing thyroid cancer, another person’s thyroid can send it messages to slow down and try to stop that cancer’s development.
It takes close contact for two thyroids to communicate—the two people must be at most an arm’s length apart. A hug is a great way for a thyroid to get or give help, though not the only way. As long as another person is within arm’s reach, your thyroids’ frequencies can get to each other. This thyroid-to-thyroid support will happen even if you don’t love or even like one another. You could be sitting next to your boss in a meeting, a boss who’s insulted you more times than you can count, and if her thyroid is in need and yours is doing better, yours will help hers—or vice versa.
You’ve probably experienced this thyroid communication phenomenon without knowing what it was. It’s how unexplained feelings can come over you when you’re in the presence of another person. It may be someone whose personality puts you off, and yet standing side-by-side in the break room at work, a warm, comfortable, at-ease feeling will wash over you, leading you to want to be around him. People don’t realize in this situation that the feelings come either because your thyroid is offering help or receiving it.
Continue reading this chapter in Thyroid Healing, which you can order here.
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Dreams are the ultimate mystery—they can’t be weighed or measured. What are dreams telling us? we ask ourselves from the time we’re children. What do they mean?
Especially, we question the bad dreams. What’s behind the nightmares, the anger dreams, the frustration dreams, the stress dreams, the sweat dreams, the wake-in-the-night-screaming dreams? How can we make them go away? Are they punishment? Can’t we have some more blissed-out dreams of tropical island vacations instead?
Once you understand what’s behind those bad dreams, you won’t want them to go anywhere. “Bad” dreams are the soul’s way of healing. When we’re awake, we’re not supposed to be breaking down the walls of our emotional hurt. When we are wounded, a physical component in the brain puts up a barrier to prevent us from constantly processing and reprocessing the pain, so that we can be productive and move forward during our waking hours. They’re not walls of denial; they’re walls of divine protection. While some conscious processing is healthy and necessary, it’s not meant to haunt us.
The time to process that pain is in our sleep. When we’re not conscious, the emotional walls come down so the soul can do its cleanup and repair work. This means that all sorts of difficult emotions get stirred up, and they work themselves out through our dreams. If this didn’t happen, frustration, anger, fear, betrayal, guilt, and humiliation would build up and up and up within us until they overpowered the strength of the walls holding them in place and took over our waking lives. Instead, our dreams release them. This nightly housecleaning—aided by the Angel of Sleep, the Angel of Dreams, and the Unknown Angels—helps us face what’s going on in life without becoming scarred by it.
Sometimes dreams have staying power. A dream can stick to you all day or even longer—even years. These dreams can be confusing. We often dream of family and other loved ones, for example, with a swirl of emotions. Even if everything is going fine in a waking relationship, a dream can bring a feeling of hurt or uneasiness. Or if it’s a relationship where’s there’s been some challenge or distance, dreams can bring up the old wounds, making us contemplate what went wrong years ago to cause the pain. We may wake from a dream feeling like we did something wrong, or like we weren’t heard or perceived right. As we painfully try to decode what it all means, we can be left feeling empty.
All of this is healthy. I’ve heard from people who told me that a bad dream made them pick up the phone and call a family member or friend they hadn’t talked to in years, starting a process of great healing. Any empty feeling is because toxic wounds and emotions left us (or started to leave us) in our sleep, reducing our storage bank of hurt. Even though we think it’s the opposite, bad dreams rejuvenate us. They remind us that there are people, places, and things in our lives that may need some attention so we can move on. Bad dreams don’t close doors; they open doors. They create new beginnings. Even if you’re not aware of what that new beginning is, it’s happening.
Far down the road, you may have the perspective to see what opportunity a bad dream led to in your life. We wish each other “sweet dreams,” when really, we should wish each other “healing dreams.” To advance the soul, mend the heart, and empty yourself of harmful emotions, you don’t want every dream to be perfect and tranquil and flowery. You don’t want your dream life to be an all-out wonderland. You want your dreams to have some hardship in them, because you want the good stuff to be happening when you’re awake. If our dream lives were total fantasy, sleeping would be the only thing we’d want to do.
Now, there are sinister people in the world. They have existed throughout history. These coldhearted people can go through life without one nightmare. That’s an indication of how cut off they are from processing negative experiences like pain and suffering. Since they don’t deal with their pain while they sleep, they hold on to it in their waking lives, and they want to inflict it on others.
On the flip side, you can have the most compassionate, generous, loving person who can’t go a night without dreaming something unpleasant. Believe it or not, this is the healthier process. Because this person is so tuned in, she’s a witness to others’ struggles. She experiences the range of human suffering, and so when she checks out for the night, her brain needs to protect her from becoming haunted by it in her waking life. She may dream of school-yard bullies and natural disasters and war zones, and it’s all for her benefit—so that rather than waking up bitter that she has to leave some fantastical dream and face a harsh world instead, she can wake up relieved to leave those tough dreams behind, and ready to continue her sacred work of compassion.
Let me be clear that having good dreams does not make you a bad person. Of course not. It’s all about balance. In addition to those memorable “bad” dreams, we’re meant to have beautiful dreams, as well. The angels sometimes grant us dreams of transcendence and hope. Sometimes our dreams are premonitions or messages or creative inspiration. Some nights, we have mild bad dreams in which we process emotions, though we’re spared from remembering what happened come morning. Other times, we get to visit with a deceased loved one in our dreams.
Just remember to welcome, too, the dreams that challenge you—they are doing you a great service as your body heals during slumber. They are not a punishment or judgment. They are helping you become your best self.
Excerpt from Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr. Copyright © 2017 by Anthony William. Published by Hay House; November 7, 2017.
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If you suffer with insomnia or sleep issues, you’ll know how debilitating it can be. Poor sleep over and over again can make you feel like you’re going to mentally and physically breakdown. You may even question how you will get through each day. I truly understand how hard it is to live with sleep issues. Even if you wouldn’t list insomnia or sleep disturbance as one of your chronic issues, learning how to harness sleep so it can be the most healing it can be is a critical part of looking after your health now and in the future. Thankfully, there are answers for you. You can heal and sleep soundly again.
If you look to conventional medicine with questions about your insomnia or other sleep issues, you may be told a number of possible reasons for why you can’t sleep. And some of them may carry some truth. Your doctor or health practitioner may say the cause of your sleep problems are grief, anger, anxiety, depression, worry, restless legs, or chronic pain or you may be told you have sleep apnea. All of these things can be a part of the challenges you are having. But there’s much more to understand. For example, what is truly the reason behind your restless legs, depression, anxiety, and aches and pains.
In the following article I will explain the truth behind chronic and mysterious sleep conditions. In my book Thyroid Healing, I have an entire section dedicated to this important topic because it’s so critical you and your loved ones get the answers and support you need so you can get the deep, healing sleep you deserve.
Mystery Sleep Conditions
When your anxiety and depression are not connected to your circumstances, it can be frustrating not to know or understand their causes. In addition, when you are having sleep issues and you cannot connect it to anything at all, it can be even more disheartening. Lying awake with no answers can create even more anxiety and make falling or staying asleep all the more elusive. At times, someone who is having sleep issues will get an answer from an expert, which will temporarily relieve the person from the confusion. Perhaps that person will even be able to sleep for a week or more because their sleep challenges feel like less of a riddle. However, many times the answers we get from conventional medicine and alternative health communities are not the right answers, and therefore don’t offer a true solution for healing. In many cases, the misinformation we may receive from well-meaning health practitioners may actually lead us further astray or result in even more struggle and confusion. The inability to sleep is still one of the greatest mysteries to modern medicine today.
For example, many people with sleep problems are told that they are having trouble with their thyroid, and that is what is keeping them awake. The truth is that a thyroid problem is not going to keep you from sleeping. But you can lose sleep if you’re worried about having a thyroid problem. Many people lose sleep when they first get their diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, or hyperthyroidism because they’re told their body is attacking its own thyroid. But this is a great mistake by medical communities. Your body never attacks itself. It loves you unconditionally and is always working for you. I address this mistaken theory in detail in Thyroid Healing. Someone also may not sleep if they’re worried about having thyroid surgery. But your thyroid itself is never going to create insomnia. It’s not possible. Unfortunately, it is very common for people to be told their sleep disorder is because of their thyroid. This new, recent blame game on the thyroid is so prevalent right now that I address it extensively in Thyroid Healing, along with the true causes of insomnia and other sleep disorders. My goal is to cut through the misinformation and confusion which is preventing people from having the health and sleep they desire and bring the real truth to you. You deserve to know what’s really happening in your body.
Different Kinds of Sleep Disorders
It is critical to understand our sleep disorders and exactly what is happening in the body so we can begin to take steps toward healing. We have to locate the target before we can go after it. It’s almost impossible to effectively and fully heal a symptom or condition without understanding it. Even if you have healed a symptom or condition before without knowing it’s true cause, it’s possible it could come back later in life or the unknown root cause could be creating another symptom that you are unaware is actually related. This is why the answers to our health problems we receive from science and research are so lacking—they don’t know the true causes of chronic mystery illnesses like insomnia and other sleep disorders in most cases, so how could they know the correct treatment?
Everyone experiences sleep problems in vastly different ways. Read the following descriptions and take note if one or more of them apply to you.
1. You cannot fall asleep at first, then eventually you fall asleep after several hours. When you wake up in the morning, you do not feel well rested because you could not fall asleep right away.
2. You fall asleep right away, but you wake up in the very early morning unable to fall back asleep before it is time to get up. You get a racing mind as the sun starts to rise and anxiety because you are unable to fall asleep.
3. You initially fall asleep easily, but then you wake up in the middle of the night unable to fall back to sleep until the early morning when you fall asleep again.
4. You are in and out of a miserable sleep all night long because you never fall into a solid restful state. You keep getting the frequent urge to urinate, which gets you out of bed over and over.
5. You cannot sleep the entire night, and when morning comes, you feel completely exhausted and crash at various times throughout the day. You may or may not attempt a quick nap here and there. Then when it is time for bed, the whole thing starts over again.
6. All throughout the day you are exhausted and you struggle with all your tasks, and all you can think about is the next chance you get to lie down and close your eyes. All you want to do is go to bed. When nighttime hits, you are suddenly awake and it is difficult to wind down enough to get to sleep on time.
7. You are able to fall asleep and stay asleep for a full night, only you wake up feeling like you need another eight hours. Maybe your loved ones report that you snore or you have very shallow breathing throughout the night; they say you woke yourself up snoring, which makes you come to understand that your sleep is broken all night.
8. Just as you sink into deep sleep, a jerk happens. Either your arm, neck, head, or leg jerks and it wakes you up again. Sometimes you can bypass it and you can fall asleep. Or you wake up in the middle of the night to urinate and then you go back to bed and can’t fall asleep because the jerking occurs once again.
9. You are tired and ready to go to sleep, except there is a weird buzzing sound or another symptom keeping you awake. This can be either tinnitus, restless leg syndrome, itchy skin problems, or aches and pains.
The Potential Causes of Sleep Disorders
While many experts today will lump most of these sleep disorders under thyroid problems, this is a trendy trap that you need to be aware of so you don’t fall prey to it and start addressing an issue that isn’t even the cause. Sleep issues have nothing to do with the thyroid. Below I will explain the true reasons for insomnia and other sleep issues that medical science and research are unaware of. No two causes of sleep problems are the same, just as no two sleep disorders themselves are the same. While people’s sleep issues may be very similar to each other, they will never be identical. Keep this in mind as you learn about your own insomnia or other sleep challenges.
One possible cause stems from a liver that’s overheated, stagnant, or sluggish from toxins and a diet too high in fat or processed foods. The best way to have a full understanding of your liver and how to support it is to read Liver Rescue. The liver could also be inflamed because it is trying to fight one or more pathogens (viruses and bacteria) that have nested in the liver for many years, even decades, and they are releasing neurotoxins and dermatoxins. Research and science have not yet discovered that pathogens releasing these toxins are the cause of many symptoms and illnesses.
When you go to sleep for the night, your liver shuts down operation and runs on autopilot. By around three or four in the morning (it’s different for everyone), your liver starts to wake up again and once more begins to process poisons, viruses, and debris (such as dead cells, including dead red blood cells.). If you have a sluggish liver, then as the liver tries to do its job at this time, it goes into subtle spasm. Most of the time, it’s not anything you can feel, but for some people it’s enough to wake them up. This accounts for those nights when you fall asleep normally, then suddenly you’re up again in the early morning hours, and after a certain period of time, you’re able to nod off again. This can also explain those miserable nights of sleep where you drift in and out the whole time.
Sleep issues caused by something going on in the liver tend to be present in someone dealing with a thyroid issue, not because the thyroid is causing the problem but because thyroid issues are also caused by EBV. This is something I discuss at length in my book, Thyroid Healing.
Viral issues are one of the major causes of trouble with sleep. The Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, cytomegalovirus, HHV-6, and even some bacteria can poison our systems and keep us up at night. That’s because viruses such as Epstein-Barr excrete neurotoxins, which can create the issues of not being able to fall asleep for hours, or waking in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep. Viral-caused insomnia is often mistaken for a thyroid issue, because, as I said, it’s common to experience insomnia and thyroid trouble side by side. It’s not because an under or overactive thyroid causes sleep issues, despite what you may hear from other sources.
MSG and Toxic Heavy Metals in the Brain
If someone has MSG or toxic heavy metal deposits speckled throughout the brain, which is extremely common, these alone can keep a person from getting quality sleep. Mercury deposits are what cause OCD, Tourette’s, anxiety, depression, and much more, which, when coupled with a pathogen like Epstein-Barr Virus, can only make things worse because the virus is feeding off of the mercury and releasing more poisons, such as neurotoxins. Medical communities are unaware of just how prolific this virus is and the hundreds of symptoms and conditions it causes. I share the reasons why research and science have missed just how much EBV is responsible for in Thyroid Healing. They are also unaware that viruses feed off toxins like mercury, which allows them to strengthen and thrive and create further issues.
Digestive Tract Issues
Some people have digestive sensitivities, which are actually connected to the nervous system because nerves are attached to every part of the colon. As food moves through the intestines, it hits those sensitive nerves throughout the night. Sometimes it is so subtle it is barely noticeable but it can be enough to disrupt your sleep. Even if there is no pain or gas in your gut, these digestive tract sensitivities may be related to your sleep disorder and you simply are not aware of it.
Sleep apnea can occur if you have a sinus problem or a post nasal drip. It can also occur if you are overweight and lying down, which may put pressure on the chest and throat, prevents proper breathing from taking place during sleep. The third kind of sleep apnea is a mystery to modern medicine. In this case, it is a neurological sleep apnea where the brain is sending out incorrect messages to the vagus and phrenic nerves using electrical impulses and neurotransmitters that are being weakened or interrupted by toxic heavy metals or viral neurotoxins.
Another potential cause for sleep issues occurs because of a high stress lifestyle that pumps adrenaline into your bloodstream all day. Adrenaline keeps you up until very late and then by the time you wake up in the morning you are exhausted.
These are just some of the reasons why your sleep may be suffering. Other possible causes I address in detail in Thyroid Healing include anxiety, which is not as self-explanatory as you may think, emotional wounds, and other neurological issues.
Your Very Own Sleep Account
There is a common belief floating around that once you miss an hour of sleep, that sleep is gone and you can never make it up. You can never get it back. This is false. The truth is that we have a divine sleep account that is owed to us from the minute we are born. Every time you miss a minute, hour, day, or week of sleep, that time is automatically put into your sleep account to save for a later date. All is not lost. Those three hours of sleep you lost the night before are not gone forever. They are waiting for you in your very own sleep account, controlled and maintained by the Angels, and you will get them back some day. It is a misguided belief that you cannot catch up on sleep or gain your sleep back. Once you’re able to target your sleep issue and begin to heal by restoring your liver, detoxing the MSG and heavy metals, mending your digestive tract, healing your adrenals, or eliminating EBV, get ready. Because your sleep account is waiting for you and you are going to enjoy plenty of restorative, healing sleep. It’s your divine right and one of the unknown universal laws.
Foods for Sleep
There is so much we can do to heal viruses, work on our digestive and liver problems, and detox from heavy metals, MSG, and other toxins that could be contributing to your sleep issues. I go into further depth on what’s behind your sleep issues, how you can heal from them, why bad dreams are good, which foods and supplements are the most helpful for healing, and so much more in Thyroid Healing.
The Sacred Sleep Window
Sleep is so important for healing and yet it can be impossible to sleep when you have any of these issues. It can seem like a catch 22. That’s why it’s so critical to know about the Sacred Sleep Window. Between 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. your body does most of its healing. If you are able to sleep during that period, your body is healing at an accelerated rate. Even if you only catch 10 minutes, those 10 minutes will be potent. The restoration your body performs in that snippet of time will power you through on your path to healing. If you’re not able to sleep during this window, even lying down with your eyes closed will allow your body to continue healing. This is because even if you are still conscious, part of your brain is asleep. If you work night shifts or just have a lot of difficulty lying down in this window, you can nap or lie down with your eyes closed between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This four hour daytime window is the equivalent of the 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. for healing.
Angel of Sleep
The Angel of Sleep is always there for you if you need her. Whenever you’re seeking guidance or comfort, speak her name aloud and ask for her help. She’ll aid you in your path to a better night’s sleep, whether because of a health issue or an emotional trial. The Angel of Sleep will watch over you as you travel to the land of the subconscious.
I know how frustrating and debilitating sleep problems can be. We tend to beat ourselves up when we are unable to get restful sleep, and it is very easy to blame ourselves. Stay light-hearted and know that the answers are now here for you. The information here and in Thyroid Healing is here to help you move forward and finally get the sleep waiting for you.
It can take time to resolve a sleep issue. It will take time for your body to cleanse itself of toxins, heal, and rebuild, so in the meantime, remind yourself of the laws of sleep: that your sleep account is waiting for you no matter what and that you deserve healing sleep. On top of this, you can help yourself navigate whatever rocky nights come your way with the foods and supplements I share in Thyroid Healing, the Sacred Sleep Window, and the Angel of Sleep. Soon enough, you will be able to take full advantage of your sleep account and cash in on countless nights of restful sleep.
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Bell’s palsy is a relatively common condition that can show up in a myriad of ways. The face may droop in the eye, nose, or mouth area. It may droop on one side or on both sides. It can last only temporarily or for many years. At times it is very painful; other times there is no feeling at all. Sometimes Bell’s palsy affects more than just the face leaving doctors baffled. Oftentimes, when this happens, the person with the condition will be misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Unfortunately, these labels are just names that have been given to a set of symptoms that are still a mystery to medical communities.
The true cause of both Bell’s palsy and MS are not known by medical science and research, and consequently, they do not know how to effectively address these health problems either. I was the first person to point out that Bell’s Palsy is a viral issue; in particular, Bell’s palsy is caused by a specific undiscovered strain of the shingles virus. Medical communities are not yet aware of this truth. If you or a loved one have suffered with or are currently suffering with Bell’s palsy, you now have the answer to what causes this condition and the information I am sharing with you here can help you take steps toward recovery or preventing further health problems caused by the same virus.
The Shingles Virus
In medical research and science, only one variety of the shingles virus is known. If someone contracts a rash that is red and painful and it’s considered a textbook shingles rash, this is very easily diagnosed. However, there are 31 undiscovered varieties of shingles that I’ve brought to light (see my book Medical Medium for more information) and sometimes the virus does not manifest itself as a rash at all. Or someone may have a variety that develops a rash but they may also have other mystery symptoms that medical communities aren’t aware are caused by the shingles virus also. In some cases, the virus won’t result in a rash, but will show itself as Bell’s palsy. It’s also possible in a small amount of cases that someone with Bell’s Palsy will also experience a shingles rash, but in the majority of cases no rash will be present.
The variety of the shingles virus that causes Bell’s palsy probably will not be discovered for another 30 to 40 years. And if the current trend of medicine and research focusing only on genes continues, then the cause of Bell’s Palsy may never be discovered—ever.This, plus the fact that shingles is still only identified by it’s signature rash in medical communities, is why patients do not hear about shingles when they visit their doctor or health practitioner with Bell’s palsy and many other symptoms. This particular variety of the virus tends to attack the trigeminal nerve or facial nerves, which are the nerves responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing, and the droopiness known as Bell’s palsy is not the only thing that the virus may cause.
Because the virus doesn't always hit its mark, it can also affect the gums, teeth, and mouth, and even cause pain in the ear. The virus often hits different parts of nerves or misses the nerves to the face altogether. Many people go to the dentist to find a solution to their mouth pain, which resulted in pulling out teeth, only to find the pain did not improve and the teeth did not need to removed at all. This is a classic example of how the shingles virus could be to blame. These days, dentists are being a bit more cautious when patients come in with gum, teeth, and mouth pain because they have learned from their past mistakes of disrupting the teeth when it was unnecessary.
When this variety of the shingles virus hits the nerves just right, it causes Bell’s palsy. These nerves are connected to the brain and there are so many of them that are very close together. When one nerve is affected, it can affect the ones neighboring it causing additional symptoms that can even resemble a stroke.
Healing From Bell’s Palsy
Below are some steps you can take not only to recover from Bell’s palsy, but also to prevent it from happening in the first place. Sometimes if you have Bell’s palsy once, it may come again because the virus in still active in a person’s system. It’s helpful to take these steps even if you aren’t experiencing Bell’s Palsy right now for this reason.
In addition, the shingles virus that causes Bell’s Palsy can cause many other symptoms and conditions if the virus is left unaddressed so if you are a loved one have had Bell’s Palsy or any of the symptoms and conditions listed below, it would be helpful to make the adjustments to your diet and supplements that I share in this article. Other symptoms shingles can cause include different kinds of rashes, neurological symptoms like twitching, tingling, burning, spasms, chronic migraines, and headaches, frozen shoulder, diabetic nerve pain, colitis, vaginal burning, TMJ, joint pain, muscle pain, neck pain, sciatic pain, sharp nerve pain, burning nerve pain, heart palpitations, and more. Medical communities are completely unaware that these symptoms are a result of one or more of the many varieties of the shingles virus.
To heal from shingles, there are certain foods that need to be avoided along with certain foods and supplements that help to inhibit and destroy the virus. Let’s look at some of these now. For more information on the shingles virus, its many strains, and how to heal from the symptoms and conditions it causes, you can read Medical Medium.
FOODS TO AVOID
Eggs are one of the most important foods to avoid because they are fuel for viruses. When you eat eggs, you are giving the shingles virus fuel to continue proliferating. Medical research is not yet aware that viruses eat, so you might hear health practitioners claim that viruses do not eat anything at all. This is a misconception and another classic medical blunder. Many trendy doctor diets of today tell you to avoid a potato, which is actually helpful for killing a shingles virus. Meanwhile they will recommend eating lots of eggs, which will actually feed the virus along with many other viruses responsible for so many different illnesses and symptoms. The truth is that eggs are the number one food that viruses feed on. If you want to heal Bell’s palsy, it would be helpful to stay away from eggs altogether.
Dairy and pork are other foods to stay away from, mainly because of their high fat content. I know high fat diets are popular these days, but this is detrimental to anyone with Bell’s palsy. When your diet is too fatty, the blood thickens and does not allow oxygen to get to the nerves. A fatty diet also inhibits the immune system from doing its job to fight the virus that's attacking the nerves. It’s helpful to lower your fat intake whether you eat a plant based diet or you include animal foods daily. If you eat a vegan diet, reducing the amount of oils, nuts, seeds, coconut and avocado you eat is important. And if you eat animal protein, try to limit it to once a day or a few times a week and choose the highest quality lean protein sources you can. I know chicken is generally considered to be a lean meat, however chicken is best limited because it’s too high in fat for someone who is trying to fight Bell’s palsy. If you live in a place where eating animal foods is your only option, try to decrease the size of your meat portions and increase your vegetable intake along with bringing in any fruits you can throughout the day. Since fruit is unfairly feared more than ever before today, a topic I address in my Fruit Fear chapter of my book Medical Medium, hearing this may go against a trendy diet belief system that you have adopted. If this is the case, please understand that it’s what will kill off the virus—the cause of Bell’s palsy—and help you to recover your health that matters. When you know the true cause of your symptoms and conditions, your diet should then be adjusted to address it, regardless of what kind of diet belief system you subscribe to.
Find out more about these foods and other important foods to avoid in my book Thyroid Healing.
FOODS TO INCLUDE
The good news is you have a lot of secret antiviral weapons in foods that will help you heal from and prevent Bell’s palsy. Fruit is the first food to focus on. Any fruit you eat will help fight the shingles virus because the phytochemicals in fruit are antiviral. Potatoes are another secret weapon to include in your diet. Potatoes are loaded with an extremely potent bioactive L-lysine that inhibits and reduces viral activity. It’s also helpful to include plenty of leafy greens like red leaf lettuce and romaine daily. Eat a cucumber and tomato salad with cilantro, parsley, sage, and rosemary. Yes, tomato. You should not be afraid of a fresh tomato no matter what you hear out there. If you believe that tomatoes are not healthy for you, you’re being misled. Garlic and onion are perfect antivirals to defend you against the shingles virus, as are cumin and turmeric. Drinking fresh pure celery juice is a great way to send healthy mineral salts to your nerve endings. Red clover blossom tea is a great tea to include because of its potent antiviral properties. You can discover more about some of the most healing foods for shingles and Bell’s Palsy in my book Life-Changing Foods.
It’s also important to remove the heavy metals from your body and brain when you have Bell’s palsy. The shingles virus, and all viruses, feed on heavy metals like copper, mercury, aluminum, lead, nickel, steel, and more. By reducing the amount of heavy metals in your body, the shingles virus will have less fuel to proliferate and cause symptoms like Bell’s palsy and others. Check out my recipe for a Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie. In this recipe, there are five specific foods meant to draw out heavy metals from the body. These foods are Spirulina, Barley Grass Juice Extract, Atlantic dulse, wild blueberries, and cilantro. Include these five foods within a 24 hour period of each other to safely and properly remove heavy metals from your body. This is the most effective heavy metal detox protocol that exists. I shared it my book Medical Medium and you can also learn more on the blog.
While we are discussing heavy metals, I want to share an important truth about mercury fillings. Many people want to get their mercury amalgams removed, but you should know that if you get all your mercury fillings removed at once this could be dangerous because it will release mercury into your bloodstream that wasn’t causing a problem before. The shingles virus will then have a feeding frenzy on mercury and cause more issues. This could result in Bell’s palsy developing. If you are determined to take out your mercury fillings because one is broken or falling apart, be careful to take them out one at a time with many months or more between between each removal. This is the safest way to go about doing this. You can read more about this in Medical Medium.
SUPPLEMENTS TO HEAL BELL’S PALSY
Here is a list of supplements I recommend for those wanting to heal from Bell’s palsy. To see which brands I suggest, check out the supplement directory on my site. Talk to your health practitioner to decide on what dosages of these supplements are appropriate for you if you wish.
L-lysine impairs the ability of shingles virus cells to move and reproduce.
Liquid Zinc Sulfate lowers inflammatory reactions to the neurotoxin
produced by the shingles virus.
Licorice root tea and tincture are very effective at impairing the ability of
virus cells to move and reproduce.
Lemon balm kills off and repels viruses.
Curcumin reduces nerve swelling caused by shingles neurotoxins.
Elderberry syrup strengthens the immune system.
Monolaurin kills viruses.
B12 with adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin repairs and strengthens the areas
of the nervous system that have been damaged by the virus.
Goldenseal strengthens the immune system.
Hawaiian Spirulina supports the health of the central nervous system and is critically important for removing heavy metals that viruses feed on.
Barley Grass Juice Extract Powder is also critical for heavy metal removal alongside spirulina which helps prevent viruses like shingles from proliferating.
Hyssop tea is a potent anti-bacterial herb that helps to combat the bacteria that typically companies shingles.
Thyme tea is a powerful antiviral tonic that is essential for shingles.
Oil of Oregano is a wonderful antiviral that helps the body to detoxify poisons.
Cat’s claw tincture inhibits the shingles virus, which is many times the true cause of Lyme disease symptoms. I share the still undiscovered truth about Lyme disease in Medical Medium.
Mullein leaf tincture has strong antiviral properties that make it a potent remedy for the shingles virus.
L-glutamine removes toxins from the brain and protects neurons.
Another supplemental tool that can be a great support for regaining facial tone during or after recovery from Bell’s Palsy (depending on the person’s unique situation) is the Fantastic Faces sequence of movements offered as part of the Synergetics Tone Up System. If someone is experiencing facial droopiness for a long time, it can be helpful to try Fantastic Faces while they are working on their recovery. And if someone has facial droopiness for a short time only, they can use Fantastic Faces after recovery to help restore facial tone.
Taking these steps that I have described above can be helpful to heal from Bell’s palsy that first occurred years ago, Bell’s palsy that is current or recent, and even to prevent it from happening altogether. It will also help to minimize, prevent or recover from other symptoms caused by shingles. If you feel overwhelmed by making changes to your diet and supplementation, take it one step at a time and keep moving forward. Over time, try to incorporate as many of these antiviral foods as you can. I stand behind you on this healing journey and I am with you every step of the way. Remember that understanding the root cause of Bell’s palsy is half the battle, so you are now that much closer to true healing. I’m with you.
This item posted: 31-Oct-2017 - Disclaimer
Sometimes it can feel challenging to stick to healthier ways of eating when all around you, others seem to indulge in less-than-productive foods. With this antiviral, mineral-rich broth—a cornerstone of the Thyroid Cleanse Month featured in my book Thyroid Healing—you can give yourself a nourishing, comforting boost any time. If you’d like, keep a mug of it by your side all day, refilling as you desire.
Thyroid Healing includes over 25 delicious recipes for you and your loved ones to enjoy that also support you in healing from thyroid problems and countless other symptoms and conditions. Along with these recipes, you'll also read about the 90-day Thyroid Rehab plan in Thyroid Healing. The Thyroid Rehab plan offers you three choices for how to move forward with healing so you can see which fits your needs and lifestyle the best. I included Thyroid Rehab in the book to help you to enter a new phase in life: healing, becoming, rebirth. As you follow the steps and suggestions outlined, you will be opening yourself up to transformation.
The information I share with you in Thyroid Healing is there 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. 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 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.
Thyroid Healing Broth
This wonderfully nourishing and comforting healing broth contains a selection of powerhouse ingredients for the thyroid and other glands and organs of the body. Let's take a look at some of the healing properties of a few of them...
Parsley removes high levels of copper and aluminum, which feed Epstein-Barr virus and in turn cause skin problems. It also bolsters production of the thyroid hormone T3 by helping to feed and restore the thyroid.
Thyme is an incredible antiviral that’s integral to cleaning up every thyroid disease. Its nutritional compounds get into the thyroid, killing off viruses and allowing the thyroid to regain control of itself, while this valuable food also knocks down the viral load throughout the body, helping to relieve a multitude of symptoms.
Sweet potatoes help cleanse and detox the liver from viral byproduct and toxins. They also help nourish the skin and support the adrenal glands. In addition, they help reduce fibroids and cysts throughout the body.
Celery strengthens hydrochloric acid in the gut and helps the liver produce bile to break down food. It provides mineral salts that help support the central nervous system with powerful electrolytes while they stabilize and support the adrenal glands. Celery has the ability to cleanse the thyroid of viral toxins and also bolsters the production of the thyroid hormone T3.
Onions are fantastic for their sulfur content’s ability to confuse and knock down viruses while it nourishes the thyroid gland itself. As with cruciferous vegetables, that pungent quality is exactly what gives them their value. Onions are a potent antiviral.
Garlic is an antiviral and antibacterial that kills off virus cells. It also kills off strep allowing for fewer UTIs, sinus infections, and opportunities for SIBO. It helps flush toxic viral and bacterial waste out of the lymphatic system.
Turmeric helps restore thyroid tissue, allowing the thyroid to regenerate and restore. Works on addressing viral issues throughout the body, acting as an anti-inflammatory as it reduces your viral load.
Ginger helps with nutrient assimilation and relieves spasms. Loaded with its own signature variety of bioavailable vitamin C, ginger is also a powerful antiviral. One of ginger’s special qualities is its ability to bring the body out of a reactive state by soothing nerves and muscles. Ginger helps bring balance and homeostasis to the thyroid, lifting it up if it’s hypo and calming it down if it’s hyper.
Atlantic sea vegetables (especially dulse and kelp) contain iodine that is an antiseptic for the thyroid—when it soaks into the gland, it becomes one of the thyroid’s most powerful fighting mechanisms next to zinc. Luckily, dulse and other sea vegetables also contain some zinc. These two precious minerals at work together can stop a viral infection in the thyroid, bringing down thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) in the process. Sea vegetables also help protect the thyroid from radiation’s effects, remove radiation from the thyroid, and prevent thyroid cancer.
1 cup finely chopped parsley
4 sprigs of thyme
2 sweet potatoes, cubed
2 celery stalks, diced
2 onions, diced
6 garlic cloves
1 inch turmeric root, minced
1 inch ginger root, minced
2 tablespoons dulse flakes
1 tablespoon kelp powder
8 cups water
Place the sweet potatoes, celery, onions, garlic, turmeric, parsley, thyme sprigs, dulse flakes, and kelp powder into a large pot along with the water. Bring the broth to a boil and then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Simmer the broth for one hour. Strain and enjoy as a healing, restorative broth that can be sipped throughout the day.
* This recipe may also be enjoyed as a chunky vegetable soup by leaving the vegetables in the broth.
* Alternatively, you can make a simple purée out of this recipe. Use an immersion blender to purée the vegetables smooth or transfer in small batches to a standing blender. Make sure to leave a vent for steam to escape through the top of the standing blender!
* You’re welcome to make a large batch of this soup and freeze the leftovers to use throughout the week. Try freezing the broth in an ice cube tray for easy thawing later.
* If you’d like to make this soup a little more decadent to share with company, you can add a pinch of salt and a little splash of coconut oil or coconut milk into each individual bowl just before serving.
Makes 1 to 4 servings
Learn more about how to restore your thyroid in my new book Thyroid Healing
This item posted: 26-Oct-2017 - Disclaimer
Was there ever a time in your life when you needed something and someone helped you in some way or gave you advice? I imagine you were grateful for their support. It could have made a real difference to you, or even been life-changing. You might not have even noticed how much so at first. But as life continued on, you might have become aware of more and more ways that bit of information or support triggered a positive shift in your life. I know that for me, whenever someone has given me any help, it has touched my heart and soul deeply. I know there will have been times you’ve helped others in some way by assisting them or offering a helpful suggestion and they have felt the same way. Especially when it comes to health, a useful suggestion, tip, or insight or a helping hand can make all the difference in someone’s life.
Unfortunately though, too many millions of people don't have the answers they need for their health, and they're left suffering, struggling, unwell, or unhappy. The truth is it will take all of us to create the change we so desperately need in this world. And the other truth is, I can’t do it alone. I’m trying with everything I have to spread the word. That doesn’t mean we all need to become doctors or health practitioners or devote every moment of our time to helping others. It simply means that any little way you can support a friend, family member, someone in your community, or a stranger with the information you've learned from me can make a profound difference, more than you will likely ever know. Your strength, will, heart and soul spread the light of truth outward in ways that will change the direction of medical history in chronic illness. We are all a lighthouse for others in need, now and in the future. When you spread the truth, you will save lives, truly save lives, even if it doesn't feel like you are at first.
Getting Spirit’s healing information to those in need has never been more critical. Lives depend on it. Younger and younger people are getting sick and they’re either being provided a misdiagnosis or they’re not given any answers at all. And when children and young adults are told they are creating their illness or their body is attacking itself, which is becoming common practice now, it’s devastating. There are trends to confuse people and they’re gaining more traction than ever before due to the desperate times we’re in with sickness. Little bits and pieces of truth are speckled within the trends and all the other information out there, but they’re little droplets of truth in an enormous ocean of untruth. The challenge I’m facing is that I alone can’t get all these droplets of truthful information to everyone who needs it. I need your help. I need you to eventually become a health expert—a harbinger of the truths that can facilitate widespread healing.
When I was younger, it was far easier to get people the life-saving information they needed because there was virtually no information provided by alternative and conventional medicine to stand in the way. It was straightforward. But nowadays there’s a never ending sea of misinformation engulfing the internet and everywhere else that makes it much harder to get people the truthful information they need. That’s why I need your help. I’m asking you to support others with hope, compassion, and the wisdom you’ve gained. I need you to be as informed as possible and share this information with your loved ones and the people you encounter, even if it's simply just a recipe or small tip. No matter how big or small, anytime you pass on this information you are helping someone else.
If you’ve been reading my books and articles or listening to my radio shows, you’ll know that I often share that medical communities and medical science and research don’t have all the answers. Especially when it comes to chronic mystery illness, they are far from knowing what's really behind people's sicknesses. I am the first to put "chronic" and "mystery" together because medical communities were and still are in denial that almost every chronic illness is still a mystery, even if it has a name like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Addison's, POTS, ALS, Alzheimer's, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and hundreds of others. The causes are still unknown to research and science, which is why you are told it's your own immune system attacking itself. But we do have the answers thanks to Spirit and we can know the truth about these conditions and hundreds of others. That's why I have dedicated my life to putting Spirit's words to paper—so you can always have this medical information in your hands and share it with others so the truth can finally reach the millions of people who are suffering or have a symptom. It’s how we can create a wave of change that can eventually bring many into a safe harbor. Our time on this earth is precious so I need you to keep learning and spreading the truth. The sooner we get this healing information out there, the sooner more people will have a chance to live longer and healthier lives, and future generations can be born with health and vitality versus the epidemic of sickness we are seeing today.
I’m doing everything I possibly can to get Spirit’s information into as many books as possible. My new book Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr is the third in the Medical Medium book series. It is overflowing with brand new information that Spirit gave me to help protect you and your loved ones. The information is controversial. The reason this book is so controversial is because it frees you of the chains of the conventional and alternative medical industries that have kept people from healing for decades. It’s free from hidden agendas and paid-for studies that want you to fall prey to medical bureaucracy so that advancements in the health field keep getting delayed decade after decade. The autoimmune theory I describe in Thyroid Healing is the perfect example. This misguided theory keeps you from the truth and holds back your healing. It keeps you busy and occupied, scrambling amongst adopted belief systems and theories that have been twisted behind the scenes to cattle and coral you for a purpose that isn’t in your best interests—certainly not for you, your family, and loved ones to truly heal. If you don’t think the autoimmune theory applies to you, you’re mistaken. It applies to everyone in every way possible. This is a trap that comes in different shapes and sizes and sits waiting to trip anyone up at anytime in the future of their health and the health of their loved ones.
You won’t find citations of studies in Thyroid Healing that are traps set to convince you it’s worthy. Most studies of chronic illness have left people sick, dying, and losing everything they have—their health, time, choices, relationships, resources, and more. Citations of studies have blood on their hands, more than anyone really knows. This may seem too strong or harsh, but when people are lost or struggling without answers for their symptoms and illnesses it needs to be taken seriously. Most people who feel well have no idea what it’s like to struggle with an illness or have no answers to the symptoms they’re experiencing. It’s a different world when you're sick and on the other end of it and I have spent my lifetime respecting and honoring those who have struggled. Just having Thyroid Healing in your hands means you will now have an incredible amount of insight into how your body works, how it can become symptomatic or sick, and how you can heal. While the book focuses on thyroid problems, it is about so much more than just this gland. In fact, the information in this book is relevant to and helpful for almost anyone who has any kind of symptom or illness. There’s commonalities across many symptoms and conditions, whether they are considered to be thyroid problems or not, that I address extensively in this book. There's information on how cancer develops that I’ve never shared before. There’s an entire section devoted to sleep problems, insomnia, and undiscovered secrets about sleep and dreams. I also share the nine Great Mistakes that are preventing so many people from complete healing right now, and they don’t even know it. I also provide you with a rehab plan for your health and delicious, healing recipes that can support you no matter what types of illnesses or symptoms you’re experiencing.
The knowledge you’ll gain from Thyroid Healing will protect and arm you, and you will be helping your family, friends, and anyone else you choose to share the information with to protect themselves too. I’ve devoted my life to sharing the truth with you or anyone who will listen so eventually, with your help, everyone can have the answers they need. People’s lives are being changed from the Medical Medium books because they received the answers and information they needed that don’t exist anywhere else. Spirit and I want to do everything we can to make this kind of healing be true for everybody, and I know so many of you are spreading the word with the same hope. As you continue to spread the truths you learn in its pages, we can together provide a way out of the darkness for the people you care about, and the countless souls who are struggling.
If you haven't already pre-ordered your copy of Thyroid Healing, please consider doing so. Thank you for reading this email. Knowing that you’re in this with me, organically spreading these truths you learn in my books and from your own experiences, and then intuitively offering and sharing that advice and ideas to others is the greatest blessing I could ever ask for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for all the hard work you're doing in life, and for spreading the word and supporting others—no matter how big and small. We're changing the world together. Knowing that we’re supporting each other brings tears of joy to my eyes and uplifts my heart. I am honored that you’re reading this email and truly thankful to have the ability to connect with you on this personal level. Please know I truly care and believe in you.
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This item posted: 21-Oct-2017 - Disclaimer
We all go through different types of challenges and struggles in our lives, and not just with our health. You may have experienced hardships and trials in your relationships or jobs or struggled to cope with the demands of your daily life. Each experience would have affected you in a different way. You may have felt hurt, betrayed, angry, upset, stressed, unsafe, wounded, unloved, or devastated by the experiences you’ve gone through. You might have thought to yourself, “I wish I had known this would happen. Things could have been different. I could have avoided all this pain and hardship. My heart wouldn’t be broken. If I only knew.” Can you relate? Perhaps you’ve thought or said similar words before with an experience you’ve gone through in your life. We all want to avoid pain as much as we possibly can. No one wants to suffer, struggle, or have a broken heart. But we rarely have the kind of foresight that can prevent all the pain and struggles in our lives.
When it comes to health problems, we tend to think very differently to when we have challenges in other areas of our lives. We don’t think, “If I only knew, I could have avoided getting this symptom or illness or avoided staying sick for so long,” because we are taught that most symptoms and conditions we develop are unavoidable. Instead of thinking about how you could have avoided the symptoms and pains you’re dealing with now, you may just think your body is failing you or that you’re getting old and your body is falling apart. You may think that you’re destined to suffer with a symptom or illness because it’s in your genes or you’ve been told you have an autoimmune disease and you believe your body has turned on you and is attacking itself, both of which are mistaken theories that I share the truth about in Thyroid Healing . Or you may think you have a condition or symptom that doctors don’t understand yet (and you’d likely be right). If you did receive a diagnosis, you may just think you’re stuck with it for the rest of your life.
Sadly, there is so much misinformation in medical and alternative health communities, in doctors’ offices, in health experts’ courses, and online and so few answers for people suffering with health problems that it has robbed many people of the hope and knowledge that they can heal. Here’s the truth you need to know: There are answers to what truly causes a symptom or chronic illness and you and your loved ones can become experts on your health with the information I share with you.
Since I was very young I have helped people who were deeply struggling to know the truth and unveil the mystery of their health problems for the first time ever. When the mystery has been removed and you actually know what causes your symptoms or conditions, a great relief comes over your soul, spirit and physical body and you are able to move forward with healing more powerfully than ever. You are no longer a prisoner to illness and disease. You are set free from the confusion and misinformation that comes with the guessing games, mistaken theories, incorrect labels, and misguided belief systems about health conditions that are rampant today.
It has been incredible to witness so many people finally getting the answers they’ve needed for so many years and seeing them become experts on their symptoms or illnesses with the information I’ve shared with them. They have then been able to bring their new knowledge to others to help with their healing also. What I’ve heard one person after another say over the decades is, “If I only knew. If I only knew earlier. If my sister, brother, daughter, son, niece, nephew, mother, or father only knew this before it could have given them so much relief.” This is never said with sickness. It’s only said with other challenges, struggles and roadblocks in other areas of life. I remember a mother and daughter I helped who were both sick with severe chronic fatigue. They were put in a tailspin from so much conflicting information from different doctors. They were given multiple diagnoses like Lyme disease, lupus, MS, fibromyalgia, and more, and they were also told it was all in their heads and they weren’t really sick. As you can imagine, it was a very confusing and upsetting experience for them and yet with all they went through, they still weren’t given the answers they needed—the true cause of their symptoms and how to resolve them. When they learned the truth from me, they were able to become their own health experts and take control of their health and lives for the first time. They were able to rise above their illness. And while they did say, “If we only knew earlier. So much hardship could have been avoided, including financially and emotionally,” they were so happy that they had found the answers they needed and were able to recover their health.
If you’ve been healing with the information you’ve learned in my books, radio shows, emails, blog articles, or social media posts, you may have said the same thing. You might have thought to yourself “I wish I had known this six months ago, or two, five, or ten years ago. I could have avoided so much pain and confusion, and resources and energy spent on things that didn’t work. It at least would have been helpful to know what was really wrong to begin with so there could have been relief in my heart and soul as I was working on my healing process.” I truly understand how frustrating it is that you didn’t have the truth when you first needed it, but now it is here for you. I am here to bring the truth to light. The misinformation and lack of answers out there needs to change. I wrote Thyroid Healing and all my books to do just that. The messages inside this book are controversial and edgy and go against the tide of current health trends. These trends are traps that aren't in your best interests—they’re influenced by agendas, funding, and interest groups. The information in Thyroid Healing is pure and untampered with. Is it the truth with no agenda. That’s why it goes against the grain.
Thyroid Healing is about far more than what you might think would be covered in a book about the thyroid. It is a revolutionary book about the truth—the truth about what’s really causing so many people today to suffer with annoying symptoms and/or debilitating illnesses. In Thyroid Healing I share the true cause of over 100 symptoms and conditions, all of which are currently mysteries to medical science and research. This includes thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, hyper or hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, parathyroid disease, goiters, thyroid nodules, tumors and cysts. It also includes symptoms like hair loss, insomnia, eye floaters, hot flashes, constipation, blurry vision, brittle nails, tinnitus, aches and pains, mood swings, cold hands and feet, memory loss, puffy face, irritability, headaches, twitches and spasms, heart palpitations, brain fog, vertigo, anxiety, depression, fatigue, dry skin, anxiety, weight gain, weight loss, and other unexplained symptoms or illnesses.
Did you know that our best science and research still has no answers for the true causes of these symptoms and conditions? You may get a diagnosis and you may be given some medication or suggestions to change your diet and lifestyle, some of which may be helpful. Healthier diets and caring, brilliant doctors are needed in the world. I see great people in the field of medicine who save lives and give so much relief and hope to many, but when it comes to chronic and mystery illness, it’s a different world. We need all the help we can get. We need to know what’s really wrong, where the mistakes are, what to look out for, how to protect ourselves, and how to avoid the mistakes that set us up for a fall or set us back. Most people who have a symptom or illness believe either that their genes are bad, their body is attacking itself, their immune system is attacking itself, or that they created their illness. Or they may believe that the label they have been given for their illness means the cause has been found, when it hasn’t. This is a deception.
The truth is that both alternative health and conventional medical communities today suggest and prescribe information, protocols, and treatment for different health problems without actually knowing the true causes of those problems even if the disease, condition, or illness has a label. And without knowing the true causes, it’s impossible to know the correct treatment. That’s why people who do improve with treatment can slide backwards as the years go by. Even if you’ve been given a diagnosis, you can’t become an expert on your health condition and symptom and heal it unless you know the cause to begin with. For example, even if you’ve been given a Lyme disease diagnosis, your doctor doesn’t truly understand it. Nor does the blood laboratory where you get your tests done. The tests themselves aren’t even accurate. Likewise, if you get told you have multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or eczema, your doctor doesn’t even know the truth about what causes these conditions and how to heal from them. The same is true for countless other conditions and symptoms. This has to change. You have the right to know the truth and become an expert in your health. You deserve to have the opportunity to heal and to protect yourself and your loved ones from future sickness and disease. Thyroid Healing was written for you for this exact reason—so that you can become the expert. It will help you to understand how symptoms and illnesses develop in the body, how healing occurs, and empower you to help yourself, your family, friends, community, and anyone who crosses your path throughout your life.
Nothing makes my heart happier than knowing you, your loved ones, and other people you come into contact with are able to move forward with healing because there is no mystery anymore about what you’re really struggling with. We have to work together to get the truths I share out into the world so we can begin to shift the tragic trend of misinformation and mistaken theories that are so pervasive today. The health of millions of people is unknowingly being affected. Thank you so much for being a vital part of bringing about this change in any way you can. No matter how small or large it may seem, every bit of information you learn or share matters and helps greatly. I am honored you’re here with me and I commend you for your commitment to helping yourself and others heal.
Love and many blessings,
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