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Passersby at the supermarket usually ignore the humble papaya. Little do they know that by avoiding this fruit, they’re missing out on a piece of their salvation. If you’re struggling with any kind of stomach or intestinal disorder, papayas cannot be beat. They can reverse colitis, Crohn’s, IBS, ulcers, diverticulitis, gastritis, gastric spasms, liver disease, and pancreatitis. They also kill off H. pylori, C. difficile, and E. coli, plus rid the gut of other unfriendly bacteria and parasites, including worms. Papaya is an ideal food if you’re dealing with SIBO.
Papaya is the number-one fruit for digestibility. Each papaya contains more than 500 undiscovered powerful digestive enzymes that support the pancreas, aid digestion, and mend the walls of the intestinal tract, reducing inflammation and preventing scar tissue from forming there. Papaya’s amino acids and enzymes combined create undiscovered subcompound phytochemicals that repel viruses. Papaya also contains potent and as yet undiscovered coenzymes that enhance the alkalinity inside the intestinal tract.
If you need help relieving constipation, papaya is for you. If you suffer from stomach- aches or an inflamed intestinal lining, papaya will be your ally in healing the irritated nerve endings that contribute to these ailments. Whenever someone has gone through a period of not eating, whether from fasting, anorexia, or grave illness, blended papaya is like magic for the refeeding process, because it offers ample calories, optimal nutrition, and digests so favorably.
Papaya is also a miracle worker for the skin. This fruit has anti-wrinkle, fountain-of-youth powers due to its high content of vitamins, minerals, and most important, caratenoids. Not only can it help your skin glow again, it can also clear up eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing papayas into your life:
Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, colitis, ulcers, diverticulitis, liver disease, gallbladder disease, parasites, C. difficile infection, E. coli infection, H. pylori infection, worms, eczema, psoriasis, acne, gastroparesis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)/ mononucleosis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), shingles, Lyme disease, all autoimmune diseases and disorders, migraines, depression, urinary tract infections (UTIs), incontinence, diabetes, hypoglycemia, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, blood disorders, enterocutaneous fistula, eating disorders, digestive disorders
If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing papayas into your life:
Stomachaches, stomach pain, bloating, gas, gastric spasms, gastritis, skin discolorations, brittle nails, central nervous system sensitivities, anxiousness, joint pain, dark under-eye circles, fatigue, weakness, chemical sensitivities, body pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, frozen shoulder, tingles and numbness, Bell’s palsy, hypothyroid, burning skin sensations, muscle stiffness, hair loss, hyperthyroid, eye floaters, eye dryness, stagnant liver, blood imbalances, bladder pain, bladder spasms, weak digestion, anal itching, brain fog, memory loss, acid reflux, diarrhea, digestive discomfort, flatulence
Papaya can quickly lift you or a loved one out of grouchiness. Keep it on hand to share when feelings of crankiness, crabbiness, or impatience creep in. Papaya breathes light into everyone who consumes it, casting out negativity and darkness, purging old judgment, resentment, and stored-up frustration.
The papaya tree is often skinny and frail, yet each holds a large crop of one of the heaviest fruits there is. This will and determination to overcome physics and balance no matter what is almost supernatural. It teaches us that we can overcome our seeming weaknesses—when we are working in service to a noble cause. It’s not what we look like on the outside that counts for anything; the true self that’s inside each of us determines what we can really accomplish.
Hidden inside each papaya are medicinal truths. When we eat them, our bodies immediately identify these elements and put them to use, redesigning us physically so that we can heal and become our strongest selves. Papaya trees and their fruit want us to understand that there are no limitations to healing, growth, and becoming. Disease and physical challenges cannot hold us back; we can transform situations that seem, at first, impossible.
* For constipation relief, eat half a papaya daily.
* Look for the Mexican and Central American papaya variety known as Maradol. These medium-to-large papayas are preferable to Hawaiian varieties, which have suffered GMO contamination. (If you’re growing papayas at home in Hawaii, that’s a different story. Just be sure to look after your trees with care to avoid GMO influence.)
* If you like spice, eat a few papaya seeds along with the fruit. Eating a small portion of papaya seeds per week can be beneficial for eliminating parasites. For the ultimate in gut-health repair, drink a tonic of papaya blended with celery juice.
PAPAYA SMOOTHIE BOWL
These papaya smoothie bowls are almost too pretty to eat. Don’t let that stop you, though. Papaya and raspberry were made for each other, and the addition of banana, mango, and mint takes this treat over the top. Have fun creating your own designs and customizing this recipe however you want. The options are endless.
6 cups cubed papaya
4 dates, pitted
2 cups raspberries, divided
1 cup diced mango
1 banana, sliced
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
Blend the papaya, dates, and 1 cup of the raspberries in a blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into 2 bowls. Arrange the mango, banana slices, and remaining raspberries on top. Finish with a sprinkle of shredded coconut, fresh mint, and a squeeze of lime.
Makes 2 servings
Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables in the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods
This item posted: 09-Oct-2016 - Disclaimer
Grapes should not be misunderstood as being too high in carbs, sugar, or calories to be good for us. It’s just the opposite. Like bananas, grapes are a first-rate fruit that promotes wellness of the highest level. And grapes are less sweet than we think; they are more defined by tartness, which is a key medicinal quality. That sourness indicates the presence of phytochemicals critical to kidney function. If you’ve ever heard that you have elevated creatinine levels, this means your kidneys have become compromised in their ability to remove and excrete waste products from the bloodstream. Grapes are the ultimate kidney tonic—their phytochemicals bind onto waste that the kidneys have trouble filtering.
Many people are also concerned about liver health. Like cherries, grapes are an amazing liver-cleansing food. Their phytochemicals are able to dislodge debris, processed food, and by-products that can clog up lobules in the liver. And for those looking for digestive benefits, grape skins hold powerful micronutrients that expel parasites, mold, and other unproductive fungus from the intestinal tract. Further, antioxidants such as malvidin and other anthocyanins (which explain grapes’ blue, black, dark red, and purple shades) give grapes the power to help fight and prevent most types of cancer. Grapes are an amazing food to fight the Unforgiving Four: they expel radiation from the body; their amino acids such as histidine, methionine, and cysteine work together with their anthocyanins to become a magnet that draws DDT and toxic heavy metals out of the liver, kidneys, spleen, and other organs; plus they’re a potent antiviral for autoimmune disease, which is caused by the viral explosion.
Finally, grapes are an outstanding energy food. They offer a critical boost, whether you’re an athlete, constantly on the go, or you’re a thinker—that is, engaging your brain all day with cognitive tasks (and multitasking), trying to excel at a given project, or in need of fuel to come up with your next big idea.
If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing grapes into your life:
Bacterial gastroenteritis, mold exposure, macular degeneration, hypertension, hypertension-related kidney disease, creatinine issues with the kidneys, kidney stones, gallstones, hypoglycemia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, breast cancer, diabetes, metastatic brain tumors, sepsis, pancreatic cancer, endometriosis, bronchitis, E. coli infection, mystery infertility, fatty liver, hepatitis C, nodules, depression, colon cancer, edema, anemia, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple sclerosis (MS), neurological disorders, autonomic neuropathy, hemorrhoids, herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2), hepatitis C, hepatitis B, H. pylori infection, fibroids, common colds, vertigo, low reproductive system battery, all autoimmune diseases and disorders, bacterial infections
If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing grapes into your life:
Food allergies, palm sweats, emotional eating, dizziness, nausea, Bell’s palsy, shortness of breath, hearing loss, tremors, body odor, chest pain, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, confusion, brain fog, cough, backache, inflammation, myelin nerve damage, scar tissue in the liver, blood toxicity, fatigue, brain lesions, hot flashes, hair loss, congestion, brittle nails, blurry eyes, ringing or buzzing in the ears, food allergies, food sensitivities, sensations of humming or vibration in the body
Grapes help when you’re feeling emotionally broken, lifting your spirits and encouraging a jovial, lighthearted outlook on life. They can prevent you from becoming wounded if you’re ever falsely accused of a misdeed and promote healing when you feel excluded in social situations. If you ever feel disappointed that you weren’t chosen for a certain project or job, go out and buy some grapes—they can help you forge ahead and create new opportunities. And if you’re someone who’s reluctant about change, passing up opportunities and later regretting it, embrace grapes in your diet and feel the transformation as you’re able to be braver and take advantage of the special moments life presents. Finally, offer grapes to friends and family members who seem aloof, adrift, or complacent; over time, this fruit can help alter their direction and improve their behavior.
When you feel isolated—living your life with little interaction or coping with shyness and yet yearning for a sense of belonging with a group that accepts you—make grapes a part of your life. Remember, grapes are bunched together. As each cluster grows on the vine, the little globes stay close to each other, connecting on both a physical and metaphysical level. Each grape adjusts to fit perfectly into place with those around it. Focus on this wonder when you select and eat grapes. It will create a sacred intention, prepare you consciously and subconsciously to find your people, and point you toward your true home.
• We tend to overlook raisins. Don’t let their humble status fool you. Raisins are more powerful for your health than goji berries!
• Try this recipe for fresh grape jelly: In the food processor, combine Concord grapes, raw honey to taste, and a squeeze of lemon as preservative. The sugar from the honey extracts healing phytochemicals from the tart, medicinal skin of the grapes, making these nutrients bioavailable and delivering them deep into your vital organs.
• When preparing organic grapes to eat, simply give them a gentle rinse. The residue on organic grapes is actually beneficial, because it’s filled with the elevated biotics we looked at in the “Adaptation” chapter.
Easy to make and incredibly delicious, this ice-cold slushy is the perfect way to make use of grapes and coconut water when you have them. You’ll want to come back to this recipe over and over again.
4 cups frozen* grapes
3 cups coconut water
Blend the frozen grapes and the coconut water in a blender until well combined. Serve and enjoy.
*Fresh grapes may be used in place of frozen if you don’t want an icy drink. Reduce the coconut water to 2 cups.
Makes 2 servings
Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables in the #1 New York Times Bestselling book Life-Changing Foods
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These three versions of “milk” are all delicious options to pour on a bowl of cereal or add to a fruit smoothie! Each mylk has a different taste and level of creaminess. You might have to try out all three to figure out which one you love best! Unlike dairy milk, which can feed viruses and bacteria, or trigger inflammation and allergies, these tasty homemade alternatives are simple, quick, and flood your body with the nourishment it craves. If your child struggles with dairy or soy protein allergies, he or she may love one of these flavorful mylks instead.
Bananas can be found at any grocery store, and once brown speckles appear on the skin, they are ready to be eaten, frozen, or blended into a mylk! Bananas are 76% water and packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and B6. This “brain food” is a tremendous support for heavy thinkers. The anti-fungal and antibiotic compounds found in bananas aid in terminating viruses and make this fruit an excellent choice for anyone struggling with a chronic illness. Adding bananas into your diet can support the healing of irritable bowel syndrome, neurological disorders, diarrhea, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease, chron’s disease, stroke, and kidney, colon, and lung cancers.
2 frozen banana
2 ripe banana
2 cups cold water
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy immediately!
Serves 1 - 2
While almonds strengthen nerves and bones, dates help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, relieve constipation, improve anemia, and prevent macular degeneration. Among many other benefits, dates support energy and brain function as well. Vanilla has a calming effect on the nervous system and aids in the reduction of anxiety and stress. The aroma of vanilla beans alone can increase feelings of relaxation and happiness. So make sure to inhale the fragrance of this delicious drink as you whip it up!
1 cup of almond butter
4 cups of cold water
1/4 tsp vanilla
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
This almond milk will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Natural separation will occur. Shake well before serving.
Coconut contains many powerful properties. From helping ward off insomnia and sleep apnea, to preventing seizure disorders, the meat of the coconut offers many gifts to one’s health.
- 1 cup of raw shredded coconut
- 4 cups of cold water
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Strain through a nut milk back or fine sieve. Enjoy!
This coconut milk will keep in the fridge for 5 to 6 days. Natural separation may occur. Shake well before serving.
This item posted: 22-Sep-2016 - Disclaimer
Mac & Cheese is a meal that many Americans have grown up on. With its warm, comforting, creamy texture and flavor, it's usually a family favorite. Most Mac & Cheese recipes can leave you feeling sluggish and heavy, and contain ingredients that don't support healing, like gluten, dairy, and added preservatives. Try this delicious and hearty homemade version instead. This Mac & Cheese recipe uses rice or bean pasta and a creamy cashew based cheese to mimic the traditional recipe without the health consequences. The addition of broccoli adds extra nutrients and healing properties, and a beautiful green pop of color.
Broccoli is packed with anti-cancer compounds such as sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, which are known to help prevent stomach, colon, liver, breast, skin, and prostate cancers. Broccoli is excellent for strengthening and sharpening cognitive abilities such as memory, focus, and concentrations skills. It is also great for helping to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Broccoli is highly beneficial for the nervous system and is known to ease migraines, hypertension, anxiety, and nervous ticks. It contains natural antihistamine properties and is fantastic for warding off seasonal allergies, watery eyes, sinusitis, sinus infections, colds, flu, and bronchitis. Broccoli is well known for its ability to protect against heart disease and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, strokes, and heart attacks. It can also help to lower high blood pressure and maintain good cardiovascular health.
Cashews are high in protein and are a rich source of vitamin B-complex and essential minerals such as iron, selenium, and zinc. They are also packed with anti-cancer compounds called proanthocyanidins that have the ability to starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. Cashews are highly beneficial for lowering blood pressure, preventing heart attacks, preventing gallstones, reducing the frequency of migraines, providing energy boosts, strengthening bones, and promoting healthy skin and hair. They are also excellent for the nervous system and they are known help keep muscles and nerves relaxed and free from tension and constriction. They can also help the body become more flexible and aid in elasticity of the tendons, muscles, and joints. Cashews have the ability to satiate hunger which decreases overeating and aids in weight loss and weight management.
Enjoy this recipe with family or friends. It's perfect alongside a crisp green salad of lettuces like mesclun, romaine, or butter lettuce.
12 oz elbow shaped rice or bean pasta
2 cups cashews
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
1 large date
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chili powder
3 cups broccoli, lightly steamed
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare pasta according to directions on package.
In a blender, combine cashews, lemon juice, garlic, date, sea salt, and chili powder. Blend while streaming in water until smooth.
Stir together pasta and sauce until well mixed. Add in broccoli and stir to combine.
Pour pasta into an 8x8 inch baking pan and bake for 15 minutes until just beginning to turn golden brown on the edges. Enjoy!
Learn more about the hidden healing powers of fruits, vegetables, herbs, & spices in my new book Life-Changing Foods.
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Melons are one of the most healing foods available to us on this planet. They are overflowing with critical healing nutrients that are are predigested before they even enter your body. This makes melons perfect for anyone who has a health condition, chronic illness, and symptom.
Not only do the nutrients in melons immediately enter into the body and begin to rejuvenate the brain and other organs, they also protect the central nervous system, support healthy bowel and digestive tract function, and are a fantastic aid for heart, liver and kidney conditions. Melons are also one of the most hydrating foods in existence. As I talk about in my book Life-Changing Foods, they are essentially purified balls of water that also contain nutrients that can help bring us back from sickness.
There’s many different types and varieties of melon, each with their own unique flavor, color and nutrient profile. Some of the more well known melons include watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe, all of which are incredible health supporters. Some lesser known varieties include honey loupe, crenshaw, santa claus, galia, canary, apollo, honey globe, jade dew, and many more. Look out at farmer’s markets and in supermarkets for different varieties and see which you enjoy best.
Today’s recipe is a fun way to try a range of melons, or stick with just your favorite. These Melon Pops are easy and quick to make, and are such a fun way to get more of this fruit’s healing properties into your body. It’s best to eat melon and these Melon Pops on an empty stomach and away from other foods for optimal digestion. Melon digests so quickly that eating it with or after heavier foods can leave you with a tummy ache. This makes it the perfect breakfast food!
6 cups any variety of melon
1 tablespoon raw honey (optional)
Blend together 6 cups of melon of choice and the optional tablespoon of raw honey until smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag or fine sieve. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen solid. Enjoy!
Makes 6 - 8 popsicles
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Who doesn't love hummus? It's one of the first foods to go at parties for good reason! Hummus is a delicious, creamy, and satisfying dip for veggies, crackers, wraps, sandwiches, or on top of salad. This recipe is oil free and low in fat, making it a great hummus option to support weight loss.
This recipe is simple and easy to make with just six easy to find ingredients. Four of the ingredients in this recipe are the real stars due to their incredible health benefits:
Sesame seeds are a high energy food that help to provide optimum health and wellness. They are an excellent source of high quality protein which is most beneficial for growth, especially in children. Sesame seeds are also high in minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and copper. In fact, did you know that just a 1/4 cup of sesame seeds provides MORE calcium than 1 cup of milk? The copper in sesame seeds offers anti-inflammatory benefits which can help to relieve swelling in auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, and the niacin enhances GABA activity in the brain, reducing anxiety, and providing for a better night’s sleep. Sesame seeds nourish the nervous system, strengthen hormone production, support the cardiovascular system, benefit the digestive system, and reduce fatigue. They also support healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Garlic has amazingly high levels of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C and B-6 and minerals such as selenium, calcium, copper, and iron. Garlic also contains very strong antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and anti-viral properties. One raw crushed clove of garlic contains the antibiotic equivalent of 100,000 units of penicillin and has been proven to be more effective than both penicillin and tetracycline in suppressing certain types of disease carrying agents. Garlic contains a compound called allicin which has been shown to help significantly lower cholesterol and blood pressure by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme within the liver cells and blocking platelet clot formation in the blood vessels. Garlic’s anti-inflammatory properties make it vital for autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, lupus, fibromyalgia, lyme disease, bursitis, shingles, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Cumin is one of the best spices to therapeutically use for digestive disorders such as indigestion, dyspepsia, stomach cramps, gastritis, bloating, constipation, nausea, and flatulence. Cumin seeds contain good amounts of vitamins E, A and B-complex and is an excellent source of minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron, copper, calcium, and manganese. Cumin helps the body absorb and assimilate nutrients much more efficiently. It also contains anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties and have beens shown to significantly reduce the risk of stomach, colon, and liver tumors. It has also been shown to detoxify the body by boosting liver and kidney function. It is known to help benefit colds, flu, insomnia, asthma, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, muscle spasms, and arthritis. For pregnant woman and new mothers, cumin has been known to help relieve morning sickness and to strengthen milk production for breast feeding.
Lemons are a powerful healing fruit that contain phenomenal antibiotic, antiseptic, and anti-cancer properties. Lemons are rich in vitamins C and B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, silicon, copper, and potassium. They are considered to be a wonderful tonic and can help to cleanse and detoxify the entire body. Although lemons have an acidic taste they actually have a very strong alkaline reaction on the body and can help to alkalize blood, cells, lymph, organs, and tissues. Lemons are known to help destroy putrefactive bacteria in the mouth and intestines which can help alleviate flatulence, indigestion, and constipation. Lemons contain a compound called limonene which is used to dissolve gallstones and kidney stones and can help to fight oral, lung, skin, breast, stomach, and colon cancer. Lemons are also rich in bioflavonoids which can significantly boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body.
4 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1/2 cup tahini
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup water
Optional: 1/8 tsp paprika
In a food processor, combine the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and sea salt. Process until roughly combined.
Continue processing while streaming in up to 1/2 cup of water until desired consistency is reached. If desired, served sprinkled with paprika. Enjoy!
Learn more about which foods can heal and restore your body in my new book Life-Changing Foods.
This item posted: 27-Aug-2016 - Disclaimer
This smoothie is not only delicious, it's also perfectly designed to include five key ingredients that work together in synergy to pull heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum, nickel, copper, and cadmium out of your organs where they accumulate.
Toxic heavy metals are virtually everywhere, and are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminum cans and aluminum foil, batteries, metal cookware, old paint, and even the foods we eat. For instance, pesticides and herbicides (which are hard to completely avoid even on a strict organic diet), are a common source of heavy metals. As a result, most of us are carrying around heavy metals that have been with us for almost our whole lives and which have burrowed deep inside our tissues.
Unfortunately, it is these “old” metals, the ones that have been lurking in our system for prolonged periods of time, that pose the greatest threat. For example, over time toxic heavy metals can oxidize, causing damage to surrounding tissue and promoting inflammation. They literally poison our bodies, and can inflict damage on virtually every system and organ, including our brain, liver, digestive system, and other parts of our nervous system. Toxic heavy metals put an immense burden on our immune system, leaving us vulnerable to a variety of illnesses.
While toxins of every kind are harmful, heavy metals pose a unique threat. Not only are they damaging in their own right, they are also a form of neurotoxin (a poison that disrupts nerve function and confuses your immune system). Heavy metal neurotoxins can inflame and irritate our central nervous system (especially our brain), causing multiple symptoms such as memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and depression. Toxic heavy metals can also promote inflammation in the digestive tract, releasing poisons into our gut as well. As if this isn’t bad enough, heavy metals also serve as a source of food for viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens in our body.
For example, heavy metals can serve as a feeding ground for Streptococcus A or B, E. coli, C. difficile, H. pylori, and yeast cells. This can create an overgrowth of multiple bacteria in our gut, resulting in a condition known as SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), which is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation (or both), and can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Additionally, when viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles feed off toxic heavy metals, this can produce symptoms such as tingling, numbness, fatigue, anxiety, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, dizziness and vertigo, as well as neck pain, knee pain, foot pain, pain in the back of the head, and a variety of other aches and pains that are often attributed to other causes.
It's virtually impossible not to take in a certain amount of these toxic heavy metals in our modern era, so it's vitally important to our health that we get them out before they can wreak further havoc on our health. Thankfully, it's relatively simple to remove them from our organs if we consume the right foods to do so. Adding the following all-star team of foods to your diet and being diligent in your efforts to consume them will go a long way toward ridding your body of heavy metals:
Spirulina: This edible blue-green algae draws out heavy metals from your brain, central nervous system, and liver, and soaks up heavy metals extracted by barley grass juice extract powder. Take 2 teaspoons mixed in water, coconut water, or juice.
Barley grass juice extract: prepares the mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina. This nutritive grass has the ability to draw heavy metals out of your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid, and reproductive system. Drink 1-2 teaspoons mixed into coconut water or juice.
Cilantro: Goes deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals from yesteryear (so it’s great for that mercury inheritance you’re carrying around!). Blend one cup in a smoothie or juice, or add to salad or guacamole.
Wild blueberries: Draw heavy metals out of your brain tissue, healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed. It is important to use wild blueberries, as they possess unique phytonutrients with special detoxifying capabilities. The potent antioxidants in wild blueberries help reverse any oxidative damage left behind by the heavy metal removal. This is especially important for your brain tissue—in fact, wild blueberries are the most powerful food for halting or in some cases reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia. Eat at least one cup daily. Note: while cultivated blueberries are nutritious, they lack the metal-drawing ability of the wild blueberries. Wild blueberries can be found in the freezer section of most supermarkets.
Atlantic dulse: In addition to mercury, this edible seaweed binds to lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel. Unlike other seaweeds, Atlantic dulse is a powerful force for removing mercury on its own. Atlantic dulse goes into deep, hidden places of the digestive tract and gut, seeking out mercury, binding to it, and never releasing it until it leaves the body. Eat two tablespoons of flakes daily, or an equal amount of strips if it’s in whole-leaf form. Note: As it comes from the ocean, if you are concerned about the dulse itself having mercury, be aware that Atlantic sea dulse will not release any mercury it might possess into the body. It holds on to the mercury as it works its way through, and even grabs onto other metals along the way and drives them out as well. Atlantic dulse is a critical part of the team because it can hang out near the finish line (i.e., our colon), waiting for the other foods that have been grabbing on to heavy metals along the way. It serves as emergency backup, helping ensure that all the heavy metals that made it as far as the colon actually leave the body.
Today's smoothie recipe gives you a simple and tasty way to get all of these five foods into your daily diet in just one go. Drink this smoothie daily for optimal benefits.
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
2 cups wild blueberries
1 cup cilantro
1 cup orange juice
1 tsp barley grass juice powder
1 tsp spirulina
1 small handful of Atlantic dulse
Optional: water to blend
In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, add up to 1 cup of water. Enjoy!
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These cute little Raw Lasagna Roll Ups are a fun and delicious finger food to serve to guests or enjoy just for yourself. Bursting with flavor from the herbs and fresh ingredients, they make a great bite sized snack or appetizer.
Zucchini is rich in poly-phenolic antioxidants which are essential in helping to protect the body from aging, illness, and disease. Zucchini is also a good source of potassium which is an important intra-cellular electrolyte that helps to maintain fluid balance and normalize blood pressure and is vital in helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke. Zucchini contains phytonutrients that are important for prostate health as they can help to reduce the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BOH). They also contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds which can aid asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Zucchini is also known to be particularly beneficial for hypertension, cataracts, macular degeneration, atherosclerosis, diabetes, edema, multiple sclerosis, and stomach and colon cancers.
Basil is an herbal antibiotic, antiseptic, carminative, and appetizer that has an special affinity for the stomach. Basil significantly benefits the stomach during digestion and can provide immediate relief from gas, stomach cramps, and nausea. It also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can provide relief for inflamed bowel conditions such as colitis, IBS, crohn’s and celiac disease. It is also highly antibacterial and antiviral making it effective against bacterial infections, intestinal parasites, colds, flu, mono, shingles, and herpes. Basil is a rich source of magnesium which relaxes muscles and blood vessels and supports cardiovascular health by lowering the risk of irregular heart rhythms and spasms.
Avocado is one of the world’s most perfect foods. It is easily digested and contains over 25 essential nutrients including iron, copper, magnesium, and essential fatty acids that help the body to function optimally. Avocados increase the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients, so they are a wonderful addition to green leafy salads to ensure proper absorption of all the vitamins and minerals. They are also an excellent source of glutathione which helps to boost the immune system, strengthen the heart, rebuild the nervous system, and slow the aging process. The monounsaturated fats in avocados reverse insulin resistance which helps to steady blood sugar levels.
Garlic is very good for the digestive tract and has a strong ability to eliminate toxic matter from the lymphatic system. Garlic’s anti-inflammatory properties make it vital for autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, lupus, fibromyalgia, lyme disease, bursitis, shingles, and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also particularly beneficial for ear infections, candida, bronchitis, respiratory infections, food poisoning, herpes, coronary artery disease, stroke, colds, flus, urinary tract infections, and weak immune systems.
2 cups basil
2 cups spinach
1 1/2 cups cashews
1 1/2 cups zucchini, peeled and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
Thinly slice 3 zucchinis lengthwise and set aside.
To make pesto: In a food processor, combine spinach, basil, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 dates, and 1/2 avocado with the juice of 1/2 lemon. Process until smooth.
To make cashew cheese:In a blender, place cashews, diced zucchini, 1 clove of garlic, 1 date and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Blend until smooth.
To assemble, take strips of zucchini and spread them with pesto or cashew cheese, or both. Then place one cherry tomato at the end of the zucchini and roll towards the opposite end! Continue until all the zucchini "noodles" have been stuffed!
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Make these delicious and easy zucchini and cucumber noodles for a refreshing, light twist on regular pasta. Top them with a chunky pasta sauce, fresh salsa, guacamole, or any of the four dressings in this video.
They are also great added into salads, served as a side, or topped with veggie curry or stir fry. Throw a sprinkle of fresh herbs, sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper on top and voila, your noodles are served. If you avoid grains or gluten, these noodles are the perfect alternative!
You can get a spiralizer and/or a julienne peeler here to make your noodles.
If you'd like more recipe ideas to accompany these noodles or completely new ideas, check out The Healing Path, our free online healing education program. The recipe book has 30 delicious, Medical Medium approved recipes to play with.
Have fun experimenting with these easy and healthy noodles!
This item posted: 20-Jul-2016 - Disclaimer
Delicious dressings can turn a simple salad into a mouth watering meal. And having a repertoire of dressing recipes you love saves time and energy on busy days.
Just throw a few ingredients into a blender and your dressing is ready to go. Pour on top of crisp greens, juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers, and some sliced onion for a simple but tasty salad, or make it as elaborate as you'd like.
Mango Tomato Dressing
1 cup mango
1 cup cherry tomato or diced tomato
1/2 cup orange juice
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup cilantro
1 green onion
1/4 jalapeño (optional)
Creamy Tahini Ginger
1 tbsp tahini
1 small peeled and chopped zucchini
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves of garlic
1 inch piece of ginger
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup basil
Almond Butter & Thyme
2 tbsp almond butter
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp thyme
water to blend if needed
For all dressings, place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over salad or steamed vegetables, or use as a dip for vegetable crudités.
This item posted: 14-Jul-2016 - Disclaimer
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