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Parkinson’s is an illness that is a complete mystery to medical communities. The real cause is still unknown and even the definition of the disease itself continues to change as more and more people come to their doctors with new unexplained symptoms. What is commonly thought of as Parkinson’s could really be called “unknown mystery symptoms” as there is so little understanding of what’s really behind this condition. In this article, I will share the true cause of the mystery symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and how you and your loved ones can begin healing.
A Faulty Diagnosis
Originally, Parkinson’s was defined by tremors or shakes in the body, often in the head, the leg, or the hand. These tremors get in the way of everyday functioning and as time progresses, neurological meltdown occurs. This acute breakdown can happen years after the tremors first arise. Because people who suffer from Parkinson’s often suffer from other symptoms as well, the medical community has begun to add these ongoing symptoms to the definition of Parkinson’s, expanding the definition to include delusions, hallucinations, psychosis, and even aches and pains.
In truth, many of these symptoms are unrelated and the diagnosis of Parkinson’s was incorrect from the beginning. Well-respected clinics and medical communities have attempted to alter their Parkinson’s diagnosis by incorporating other mystery neurological symptoms into the definition as patients have reported new symptoms. But this has just led to more confusion and misinformation for those suffering. When we think of Parkinson’s, what we really need to think of is the symptom of mysterious and uncontrollable tremors. I’m going to explain to you in this article exactly what causes these tremors.
I understand that it can be comforting to have a diagnosis or a label for what’s going on in your body and even necessary at times when it comes to having the ability to receive help in the medical system, but when these diagnoses become limiting we need to at least let them go mentally and emotionally if possible. Sometimes it is far more helpful to describe something for what it truly is—a difficult and mysterious symptom that is unknown to medical science but has a specific cause in the body that I will share with you below.
Mystery Neurological Symptoms
In order to understand any mysterious neurological symptoms, we have to talk about what’s happening in the brain. Something is affecting the brain and causing these symptoms. Depending on what it is that is affecting the brain, these causes can result in different neurological conditions.
What are some of the different things that can affect our brain function? Well, it could be that you have a virus in your liver releasing neurotoxins. No one else is going to tell you that—that a virus in your liver could actually be affecting your brain—because this truth hasn’t been discovered by medical science and research. HHV-6 can be in the liver affecting the brain, shingles (which has non-rashing varieties I brought to light in my book Medical Medium, or even Epstein-Barr virus, which I cover in detail in my book Thyroid Healing. Furthermore, medical communities are unaware of the truth that viruses eat! Viruses eat and they eliminate waste. It is critical to understand this because when these viruses eliminate waste, that waste is a toxic byproduct that becomes a poison that can irritate the nervous system. This alone can cause aches and pains commonly associated with Parkinson’s, when it actually isn’t related to the cause of the tremors at all. It may come as a surprise to learn that a simple bug residing in your liver can bring about aches and pains. Epstein-Barr is particularly fond of nestling into the liver and releasing poisons which can lead to a number of symptoms including fatigue and stiffness in the body. Buzzing and humming which have been wrongfully attached to Parkinson’s are actually signs of an abundance of neurotoxins from a viral condition. Breaking apart a medical label and getting to the root causes of the symptoms that make up the condition can be an incredible turning point for individuals that can finally allow them to heal.
Beyond having a virus in your liver, another truth that’s vital to know is that it is possible to have a virus in your brain. HHV-6 can get in the brain and other viruses as well, even undiscovered ones that I brought to light in Medical Medium, such as HHV-10, HHV-11, and HHV-12. But again, this would be unrelated to the shaking symptom that defines Parkinson’s. This instead would create a whole other variety of symptoms that are everyday mysteries to anyone struggling with chronic illness.
What Causes Parkinson’s?
The true cause of the tremors that characterize Parkinson’s is toxic heavy metal deposits in the brain. Medical communities are never going to fully understand or even attempt to fully understand the position metals can take in the brain or how these metals interact, and this is just one reason why this information is crucial for those seeking health and healing. When there are heavy metals in the brain, these deposits can be made of many different kinds of metals: copper, lead, arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, mercury and metal alloys. The neurological symptoms that occur depend on where these metal deposits are located and what kinds of metals they are. In many cases with so many other neurological conditions, the electrical impulses and neurotransmitters firing off in the brain will hit these deposits and shoot off into other areas of brain tissue. This occurrence causes many of the most common neurological symptoms including ADHD, autism, OCD, and many more conditions. You can learn more about heavy metals and how to safely remove them from your brain and body in my book Medical Medium and my radio show and article on my blog. But in the case of Parkinson’s something very different occurs.
Parkinson’s is caused by a specific metal. This truth isn’t known by medical science or medical and alternative health communities. Parkinson’s comes from large mercury deposits in the brain. That’s what causes the Parkinson’s tremors. You can have a tremor without it being a serious Parkinson’s one. But when it is the severe Parkinson’s tremors and shakes that completely derail your ability to function it is coming from a mercury deposit in your brain.
Something that dentists understand about mercury, even if they don’t realize it, is the dangerous way that mercury spills and runs. Dentists are well aware that mercury tattoos exist in the gums from old amalgams. This is precisely because of the way that mercury bleeds and runs off into surrounding tissue as it ages and breaks down. The mercury deposits that can be found in the brain behave in this exact same way.
As mercury saturates brain tissue, the electrical impulses in the area begin to go crazy and run into one another. But in the terrible tremors and shakes of Parkinson’s, this occurs in a very specific way. The electrical impulse fires down a neuron on neurotransmitter fuel and runs into the mercury deposit as though it is a wall. Then, instead of going around the deposit and firing off into another area of the brain (which is the cause of other neurological, physical, emotional, and mental conditions), it shoots backwards in the exact same direction from which it came. The same neuron is already in the process of firing off another electrical impulse made out of neurotransmitter fuel and starting to descend down the neuron as it collides with the first one. At the exact same time, on exactly the opposite side of the mercury deposit, another neurotransmitter is doing the exact same thing. It will be decades and maybe even 50 to 75 years, if ever, before science and research discover this truth. One of the reasons for this is because mercury and its effects on the human body are still coveted because of the industries that use it.
In order to picture this, imagine a large silver wall. Now, imagine two Olympic level athletes running at the wall at full speed from opposite sides. They collide into the wall with incredible force and then run back in the direction from which they came. But at the same time, two more revved up runners are sprinting full speed towards the wall and they collide with the first runners. Can you imagine the explosion that occurs? It’s the equivalent of a massive bomb going off on the earth but on a micro nano scale inside the brain. It causes brain surgeons to feel like they have to go in and move around brain tissue and nerves, which is actually an amazing feat of science. Brain surgeons are miracle workers who can remove aneurysms out of the brain and save lives, but in the case of Parkinson’s it’s not about surgery, it’s about detoxing heavy metals. Depending on where the mercury deposits are located in the brain, various parts of your body, whether it be the head, arm, leg, or hand will experience the tremors and shakes. This link between mercury and the ensuing neural activity will not be discovered by medical science for a long time.
The Lyme Label
Many people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s or exhibit Parkinson’s symptoms are being handed a Lyme disease label depending on the doctor they visit. Doctors who specialize in Lyme disease may tell these patients Lyme was the issue all along. This is true for many Multiple Sclerosis patients seeking second opinions on their diagnoses as well. Although a new diagnosis can be refreshing, what is tragic is the fact that the medical communities can offer no accurate answers and healing measures for these labels they pin on people’s conditions and symptoms. It would benefit patients to understand that these labels are merely catch-all terms for mystery symptoms and conditions that many professionals in conventional and alternative communities know very little about. In an attempt to revive the Parkinson’s label, the medical world has begun to place new symptoms into the Parkinson’s category, but this is ultimately to appease certain interest groups with agendas that are not in your best interests, and will not help doctors in truly getting to the root cause of this condition.
If you’re experiencing Parkinson’s, you may identify with many of the neurological symptoms that can occur beyond the severe shakes and tremors. These can include dementia, psychosis, body stiffness, restless legs, tingles, numbness, aches and pains. But these symptoms are born of separate causes than the tremors. To learn more about these neurological symptoms make sure to check out my other blog posts, radio shows and my books Thyroid Healing, Medical Medium, and Life Changing Foods.
The biggest step to take with Parkinson’s is the safe and proper removal of heavy metals from the body, which requires including five specific foods daily that I share on my blog. People suffering from Parkinson’s can have a number of metals in their system other than mercury that can be powerful fuel for viruses to feed off and lead to the emergence of other issues. Removing mercury along with these other heavy metals is an essential measure. I recommend learning about the Heavy Metal Detox smoothie that you can find a recipe for on my blog. Make it a part of your everyday routine!
Supportive Foods & Supplements
There are many supplements that can be supportive when healing from Parkinson’s. The most important is the heavy metal detox smoothie. Chaga mushroom is also extremely helpful to bring in. It can help kill off viruses such as Epstein-Barr deep in the liver. B12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin is critical for any neurological issues. Coenzyme Q-10, glutathione, and L-glutamine can also be beneficial. Also consider bringing in Neuro-mag, OmegaAstin, PharmaGABA, Sam-E, methylfolate, and MSM.
Many of these supplements help nourish and support neurotransmitters, which is critical for Parkinson’s sufferers who have experienced severe neurotransmitter burnout. Siberian ginseng can also be wonderful because it supports the adrenals in a way that is particularly good for brain function. Antivirals, such as a high-quality zinc, licorice root, and cat’s claw can be supportive for anyone suffering from neurological issues. I’ve always championed cat’s claw for its phenomenal antiviral qualities. Spirulina is also great and can be easily incorporated through the heavy metal detox smoothie. So, whether you are working to heal Parkinson’s related issues or any kind of neurological symptom or condition try bringing in some of these powerful supplements. Talk to your practitioner about these recommendations and work with her or him to figure out which ones are best for your unique issues. You can check out some high-quality brands I recommend on the Medical Medium preferred supplements page.
Fresh aloe vera leaf is another powerful way to flush heavy metals out of your body. You can enjoy the benefits of this plant by scooping the clear gel out of a palm-sized piece of aloe vera leaf and blending it into water or a smoothie. Apples are an important food to incorporate into your diet if you are healing from Parkinson’s.
Hydration is essential when the body is dealing with heavy metals. Try drinking a large glass of lemon water first thing in the morning. Make this by squeezing ½ of a lemon into a 16-ounce glass of water. The lemon juice enhances the water’s ability to eliminate toxins from the body and is incredibly effective at cleansing the organs.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to Parkinson’s is that it’s not hopeless with neurological conditions. It’s possible to begin to thrive again by taking the steps needed to support your body through this process. It’s really important to focus on what is causing the symptoms themselves and addressing this root cause. I’ve worked with many over the years who were suffering from terrible tremors and shakes who have either experienced complete freedom from these symptoms or greatly reduced their severity over time.
The ideas behind the treatment of Parkinson’s in the medical community need a total overhaul and that is why I’m sharing this information with you and what we’re trying to do here, all of us together. We have a lot of work to do to bring about change, but it’s possible. And it starts with giving our own bodies what they need in order to flourish. Don’t give up, just keep moving forward with these small steps and know that your body is always fighting for you and is always on your side!
This item posted: 26-Sep-2017 - Disclaimer
While conditions such as kidney disease, kidney stones, and kidney failure have names, for the most part kidney disease and other kidney health problems are a mystery to medical communities. Researchers are not yet aware of the true cause of kidney related illnesses. The following article demonstrates what is really behind various kidney issues and the steps to begin healing.
The Mystery of Kidney Disease
Medical research has yet to look fully into the true causes of kidney disease. When someone’s kidneys start failing and there wasn’t a blatant physical injury, medical doctors have no answer for their patients as to what the cause is. They may put the blame incorrectly on the patient’s genes because this is what they have learned from misguided theories and agendas in medical science and research. Sadly, putting the blame on the patient’s genes often leaves them feeling helpless, discouraged, and let down by their body. No patient should be told their genes created their illness because it’s simply not true. Genetics are not the cause of chronic illnesses, despite the fact that medical science and research and medical and alternative health communities are saying they are. This is misinformation driven by funding and it’s critical that you and your loved ones know that your genes are not to blame for your symptoms and illnesses. This truth is so vital to know and absorb that I covered it in-depth in my book Thyroid Healing. I also share in the book what is really causing the hundreds of symptoms and illnesses millions of people are suffering with. Until you and your loved ones understand the true causes of any symptoms and conditions you may have, it will be easy to mistakenly believe that your genes have let you down.
What Modern Medicine Says
Modern medicine says the causes of kidney disease are either high blood pressure, diabetes, or injury. Certainly high blood pressure and diabetes are not ideal environments for the kidneys, and of course these are things you want to do your best to avoid. However, those are not the reasons kidney disease exists.
The injury explanation is an obvious one and absolutely can be the cause of kidney failure. If someone’s kidney has been ruptured either by being in a fight, a car accident, or some other sort of incident, that organ will be weakened and lead to problems that can be critical either in the moment of the injury or many years later. There is another form of injury that is often looked over, though. And that is injury from medication.
Injury From Medication
Whether someone is addicted to prescribed medication and taking it recreationally, or they must rely on it for a chronic condition, medication can be harmful for the kidneys. I understand that some people must take medication because they aren’t given any other option and it can be helpful in some cases. However, when it comes to kidney health, it’s important to consult with your physician about avoiding or lowering medication that’s not prescribed for your kidneys and that may not be as important for you so you can lighten the burden on your kidneys. Oftentimes, people are overmedicated from going to multiple doctors who each prescribe more medications. You can bring in the healing steps I will share here and that I share in my books and you can work with a physician at the same time to lower your doses. You can ask your physician which medications are least important so you can assess together which ones you may be able to lower or stop to help protect your kidneys.
What Do Our Kidneys Do
The kidneys are essentially a filtration system. The liver first processes toxins and then passes them along to the kidneys and intestinal tract for elimination. The kidneys gather these processed poisons and moves them into the bladder where the toxins can then be excreted out of the system. To truly understand how the liver and kidneys work, how your health could be affected, and how you can heal, check out my book, Liver Rescue.
Another way to look at the kidneys is as poison gathering containment systems. The kidneys do more than just filter poisons, so the filtration process isn’t as thorough as you might think. The kidneys have a thick skin on the outside and the inside so they are able to handle and hold a decent amount of poison, keeping it from harming you in other areas of the body.
The Unknown Causes of Kidney Disease
The HHV6 (Human Herpes Virus 6) was discovered in the mid-1980s. And then soon after they discovered HHV7. Unfortunately, funding was cut off at this point and no further viruses of its kind were studied appropriately or discovered. It’s unknown to medical science and research that HHV6 and HHV7 are directly responsible for many varieties of kidney disease, as are the undiscovered HHV10, HHV11, and HHV12, which I brought to light in my first book Medical Medium. These unknown viruses are possibly another 50 years away from being discovered. In truth, even HHV6 has multiple mutated strains that have yet to be discovered.
Medical science and research aren’t aware that these viruses play a role in kidney disease. These viruses attack and inflame the kidneys. Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), which I discuss in great detail in Thyroid Healing, is not responsible to kidney disease, but since it’s not helpful for the kidneys to have a viral load at any time, focusing on healing from EBV with the steps I share in my books will only help you support your kidneys during healing. It’s important to begin addressing the viral load in your body to heal and prevent kidney disease and other kidney health problems. What’s a viral load? A viral load is a virus in the body causing mystery symptoms such as fatigue, aches and pains, insomnia, restless legs, migraines, rashes, thyroid problems, anxiety, depression, brain fog, hot flashes, and so many more that I cover in Thyroid Healing.
If the kidneys are containment systems for toxins, you can look at them like barrels of crude oil. With any container of crude oil, there is a thick layer of sludge at the bottom. The sludge is concentrated and as thick as molasses. Over time as the kidney gathers and collects, the sludge can harden and produce kidney stones. The difference between kidneys that produce stones and those that do not depends on what exactly the kidneys are gathering and collecting. Kidney stones are created from excess protein in the diet, and even too much calcium, which I will discuss further in the following sections.
Protein and Fat
We have been told our whole lives that protein is one of the most important macronutrients to focus on. Unfortunately, this has lead to a society obsessed with protein in all forms, especially in the form of animal products. While protein has a role in our diets, most people these days consume far too much protein, as well as too much fat. High levels of protein are especially harmful for someone with kidney disease because it exhausts the kidneys and makes them weaker. The more protein a person eats, the more the kidneys have to work and struggle to filter out poisons. Burdening the kidney with excess protein and fat only allows a kidney virus such as HHV6 to continue pursuing its quest for kidney disease.
Since lowering your levels of protein is very helpful for recovery from kidney disease, try minimizing your protein while still making sure you are consuming enough calories and bringing in more healing fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables. Great sources of calories include foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squashes, bananas, mangos, orange juice, figs, melons, apples, pears, quinoa, millet, black beans, and more. You can learn more about the most healing foods available to us for hundreds of illnesses, symptoms, conditions, and diseases in my book Life-Changing Foods.
No matter what kind of diet you like to follow, whether it’s high in animal protein, vegan, or vegetarian, try to decrease the amount of protein you consume if you have kidney disease. This does not mean you need to stop eating animal products altogether, but try not to eat animal proteins three times a day. Instead eat it once a day while increasing the foods I mentioned above. If you’re a vegetarian, it’s helpful to stay away from too many nuts, and cutting out soy, dairy, and eggs entirely is extremely helpful for healing. I discuss why this is the case in Thyroid Healing. If you eat a vegan diet, it’s helpful to stay away from high-protein powders, too many nuts, and soy products. If you are in a region of the world or have a cultural diet that consumes a lot of animal protein, you can try to just decrease your portion and increase your fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables whenever you can. Once you can minimize heavy levels of protein in your diet, you should start to see improvements in your kidneys. Keep in mind there is an abundance of bioavailable protein in most fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables.
Bringing in some straight cucumber juice and straight celery juice every day can be very helpful for kidney health. It can also be helpful to consume berries and apples on a regular basis. A little bit of melon can help flush out the kidneys too. If you or a loved one already has kidney disease or is on dialysis, too much potassium can be hard on the kidneys, so it’s best not to eat too many of the fruits that are very high in potassium such as bananas, avocados, and figs. If you suspect you might have weakened kidney function or you want to prevent kidney disease, it’s fine to eat tese foods in higher quantities. Other foods that are helpful for the kidneys are lettuces, varieties of squash, and sweet potatoes. Drinking lemon water can be helpful as it flushes out toxins and supports the kidneys.
Avoiding diuretics, such as tea and coffee, can be helpful, as well. However, a little bit of herbal tea like lemon balm, peppermint, and nettle are safe to consume. It would be helpful to stay away from dairy products as these feed viruses. And eggs feed the HHV6 family in particular, so it would be safer to consume half of a steamed potato instead of an egg. You can learn more about which foods to avoid in Thyroid Healing.
Talk to your doctor about some gentle anti-virals you can take, such as lemon balm tincture, nettle tincture and L lysine. Lysine is great to combat HHV6 and HHV7, as well as some of the other HHVs that have not been discovered. Barley grass juice extract powder is also helpful for the kidneys because it has mild anti-viral properties. Be sure to communicate with your doctor about anti-viral supplements as the herbs may conflict with any medications you are taking.
The good news is that once you are aware of your kidney disease and realize it could be a viral issue, your body will be able to respond to this knowledge and begin healing. It’s amazing what your body can do once you consciously understand the causes of your chronic illness. Your body will jump into action, start cleaning things up, and go after that virus. Viruses lose power once you know they’re the issue.
All of the information I share with you is to help you move forward with your illness. Instead of blaming mystery kidney disease on genes or on the body attacking itself, I hope you now understand the true causes of kidney problems so that you can begin to make the changes needed for healing. Take it step by step and know that I’m with you and I believe in you.
This item posted: 22-Sep-2017 - Disclaimer
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a label mired in confusion and mystery, can be an earth-shattering diagnosis for many. MS sufferers experience a range of painful symptoms that can completely alter the life they once lived. Fortunately, this condition is not an incurable disease in which your immune system is attacking sections of the nerve sheath, as many well-intentioned medical experts believe. Rather, the truth is that aggressive viruses and their cofactors are often what trigger off many of the MS symptoms. To better understand how this disease came to be, it is important that we delve into the history behind MS. Once I share the true historical information, you will have a deeper understanding of how this diagnosis has come to be tethered to so much damaging misinformation. This will also give you the freedom to release any misinformation you’ve been told and take hold of the truths about multiple sclerosis so you can truly begin to heal.
The History of Multiple Sclerosis
After World War II, a shift in science took place as people began to explore new ideas and dive into novel projects. During this time, the beginnings of the hormone movement appeared as researchers began to manipulate hormones through pharmaceutical synthesis and knowledge acquired from research on animals.
Prior to 1940, people did not view perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause as related to the negative symptoms that many women now tend to associate with this phase of their life. Up until this point, women who stopped menstruating typically felt better, had increased energy, and a higher libido— outcomes that women rarely have the fortune of experiencing today. Medical science and research and medical and alternative health communities aren’t aware that there was a number of reasons for this shift, one of which was an escalation in viral issues.
Around the late 1940s, doctors' offices began to fill with women experiencing a range of symptoms like never before in women’s health history. Professionals did not know how to diagnose these mystery symptoms. Some of the symptoms women were experiencing included fatigue, feeling out of sorts, weakness in the legs, numbness, depression, fatigue, and anxiety. In that day in history it wasn’t unusual for a doctor to typically tell a wealthy woman that she was bored or unhappy and would encourage her to take on a new venture or charity project. A poor woman would be told she was lazy, crazy, attention seeking, or being dishonest. Sadly, most women, regardless of their socioeconomic status, were handed a completely inaccurate diagnosis.
The Viral Explosion
Many people picked up viruses around the turn of the 20th century, but these initially docile viruses needed time to root and strengthen themselves. By mid century in the 1940s and 1950s, for the first time people were not only feeling the effects of rooted viruses that were ready to make an appearance, but they likely felt the effects of increased exposure to radiation and DDT combined. This is information I brought to light in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods.
You may never link World War II and menopause in your head, but they actually have a connection worth noting. During the war, the atomic bomb released a tremendous amount of radioactive dust into the atmosphere. This dust began to fall out of the sky heavily by 1950 and has continued ever since. This increased radiation exposure around mid century was another unseen factor doctors and other health practitioners were unaware of and thus didn’t consider a factor when it came to diagnosing and supporting their patients and clients.
At this time in history, the use of DDT was rampant. It was being sprayed in parks, neighborhoods, and on the food people consumed. This damaging chemical quickly began affecting the health of those who were exposed and was just another piece of the puzzle contributing to the boom of hundreds of mystery illnesses, many of which I addressed in my book, Medical Medium. I share the truth about many more mystery illnesses in my book, Thyroid Healing, which contains a wealth of essential health information that can help and protect you and your loved ones.
Near the end of the 1950s, many doctors stopped calling their patients lazy, crazy, or bored. Instead, women’s hormones were blamed for these symptoms. Prescriptions were offered as a solution, but sadly, this supposed cure actually made many women much more sick.
True Birth of the MS Diagnosis
In the past, neurological conditions were often only taken seriously by medical professionals if the condition was able to be perceived by the doctor’s own eyes. For example, a doctor could easily see if someone was suffering from tremors or involuntary autonomic spasms and would deem these neurological issues. However, if a woman’s neurological problems, such as severe fatigue or increased blindness, were not visible, their symptoms were often not believed or taken seriously.
Although women vocalized their health struggles, it wasn’t until men began to complain of similar neurological issues that medical professionals began to take serious note of these symptoms. Women were wrongfully seen as liars and manipulators, so their cries that something was wrong were met with scorn and disbelief. Once men, who were deemed honest and trustworthy within the patriarchal society, complained of experiencing similar symptoms to women, doctors began to take these health issues seriously and invested into the label of multiple sclerosis. In the late 1800s an extremely rare sclerosis illness was discovered but it had no true resemblance to what we call multiple sclerosis today. It was a different brain illness that had a very different cause to what we know as multiple sclerosis. If someone was suffering from tingles and numbness, aches and pains, fatigue, neuropathy-like sensations in their hands and feet, blurry eyes, or constant, mild headaches, the medical world would now be able to give them a label that wasn’t an old, obscure theoretical discovery that only a few people were given for very different reasons back in the late 1800s.
When the first true MS diagnoses were delivered, suggested treatment options were limited and even inappropriate and led many people to suffer unnecessarily. It is important that you know what is actually happening inside the body when a MS label is given and how you can work to heal the true root cause.
The truth, which is unknown to medical science and research, is that almost every neurological symptom stems from one group of viruses— the herpes family. There are certain types of bacteria that can cause instant swelling and inflammation in the brain, but the problem that arises is strikingly different than the neurological symptoms that people with MS, ALS, lyme disease and more have to endure. To learn more about the various viruses that fall within the herpes family check out my herpes radio show and blog post. And, to learn more about the true unknown cause of Lyme disease and how to begin recovering your health, read the chapter on Lyme disease in my book, Medical Medium.
Although a variety of the Epstein-Barr virus is often responsible for MS, other cofactors usually play a role also. The presence of toxic heavy metals such as mercury, copper, aluminum, lead, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, alloys, and steels, or dangerous chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, or DDT can help fuel and support the many strains of Epstein-Barr and other herpetic viruses that are triggering off neurological symptoms. Medical science and research aren’t yet aware that there are over 60 strains of Epstein-Barr viruses alone, a truth I discuss in detail in my book, Thyroid Healing.
Instead of handing people a MS label, doctors and health practitioners would be providing a better diagnosis if they told MS sufferers they have a variation of Guillain-Barré Syndrome since their neurological issues stem from a viral infection. It would be even better still to tell a patient that their condition and symptoms are viral so they can address the viral issue and allow the central nervous system to heal.
Oftentimes a brain lesion will be seen on the MRI or CAT scans of someone who has been diagnosed with MS. A lesion could be a number of things including a crystallization, calcification, or scar tissue from a knock on the head many years ago that may not be causing you any issues. It is important to note that millions of people who aren’t diagnosed with MS live their lives with harmless markings inside their brains that they are completely unaware of. However, if you’re struggling with stiffness, weakness, or numbness in various areas of the body, have started suffering from blurry vision, or have developed any other symptom associated with MS and a brain scan reveals a visible deposit in your brain, you may be given an inaccurate MS diagnosis. It is common to have unharmful markings on your brain and current MRIs are not even able to pick up on all of the markings that you may have. It will be twenty to thirty years before these machines will be able to scan the brain with the accuracy needed. If you ever have an MRI or CT scan with contrast make sure to stay hydrated and add a little bit more lemon or lime water into your routine for a period of time. The contrast contains heavy metals and it is important that you flush these toxins out of your bloodstream and organs. You may also wish to consider including the daily heavy metal detox smoothie for a while.
Even if you aren’t exhibiting symptoms, you may be incorrectly told that you have MS if a scan reveals noticeable markings on the brain. These markings, which you may have had from birth or childhood and could be deposits of heavy metals or MSG are seldom connected to MS. Although there are unique cases where viral inflammation leads to the creation of severe pockets and lesions in the brain along with damaged nerve sheaths and nerve endings that may trigger MS-related symptoms, these instances are rare. If you are suffering from MS symptoms what is much more likely to be happening is that a variety of the Epstein-Barr virus in your system is releasing an abundance of neurotoxins from the liver which are floating through the body, harming the nervous system, and triggering off MS-related symptoms. This can occur whether or not you have lesions or markings on your brain.
There are a number of reasons you may be suffering from MS symptoms, but a lesion in the brain is not the true culprit. It is far more likely that your symptoms are arising from a B-12 deficiency and methylation issue, along with one or more viruses releases a tremendous amount of neurotoxins into the body. Maybe you’re battling an Epstein-Barr virus and a shingles virus or you have an Epstein-Barr strain, shingles strain, and a HHV-6 variety. Regardless of the specific mix of viruses you are up against, it is likely that an abundance of neurotoxins are floating through your system and wreaking havoc. You can learn more about how viruses affect the body and create many mystery illnesses in my book, Thyroid Healing.
The Lyme Trend
Fewer people are being given an MS diagnosis today, or if they have been given an MS diagnosis in the past, it’s now getting changed to a different diagnosis. This is largely due to the fact that a wide array of symptoms are now being wrongfully funneled into a lyme disease diagnosis. The number of new MS diagnoses are falling as the number of lyme disease diagnoses continue to skyrocket, and this trend will continue for some time. Some doctors quickly place patients in the lyme disease category without even having blood work completed. Many people who have been labeled with MS for some time are now being handed a lyme disease label as well. As this wildly inaccurate lyme trend continues to grow, the MS label will become more obscure and outdated with each passing year. At this point in time, I would actually prefer someone to be diagnosed with MS over lyme because the information and confusion surrounding lyme is disastrously wrong. If you’re sensitive about the topic of lyme disease, please keep an open mind as you continue to read the rest of this article. There is so much misinformation around lyme disease that needs to be cleared up so it’s no longer holding back the many people who are wrongfully given this diagnosis.
Around the birth of the lyme disease diagnosis, a number of incredible doctors who were analyzing cases of this disease unanimously and accurately recognized it to be viral. However, In the early 1970s, there were no antiviral pharmaceuticals that could treat viruses. There were steroids and antibiotics available at this time, and once professionals latched onto the mistaken notion that lyme was bacterial, which I explain in detail in my book Medical Medium, patients began to receive prescriptions that weren't actually supporting the true cause behind this disease— viruses. The brilliant doctors who told their patients the truth— that lyme was viral— didn’t have any medications to offer them. If a patient had suggested to one of these doctors to treat their virus-based disease with antibiotics, the doctor would have most likely objected to this suggestion, asserting that treating a viral infection with an antibiotic would make the patient worse. This piece of information is still true today and is one reason why close to 85% of people suffering with lyme grow worse as they treat their viral condition with antibiotics. The other 15% of those suffering may improve, but this is likely due to alternative treatments they incorporate into their protocol such as IV vitamin C therapy and certain beneficial supplements like cat’s claw. I've espoused the value of supplements like cat’s claw to numerous lyme doctors over the past three decades, and finally this information is starting to circulate within the field. I’ve worked with numerous lyme sufferers whose lives were changed once they discontinued antibiotics and began a true anti-viral protocol. Because MS, like lyme disease, is caused by viruses wreaking havoc in the body, antibiotics should be avoided and an anti-viral protocol should be implemented instead.
The reason I am addressing lyme disease here is because of the complete lack of understanding surrounding this condition. Also, you may have received a lyme diagnosis if you have MS symptoms or you may in the future. Now you know there is much more to understand about lyme than what your doctor or health practitioner may tell you if you or a loved one receive a lyme disease diagnosis. If you want to read more of the truth about lyme disease, read through the “Lyme Disease” chapter in Medical Medium.
Steps to Take
A tremendous amount of neurotoxins in your system, can lead to such severe nerve inflammation that the nerves can dry and crack. If someone’s nervous system is in a state of complete disarray and they aren’t providing their body with the foods and supplements that can help their body fight against the invaders and toxins causing the problems, they may sadly find themselves struggling and being prescribed immunosuppressive drugs by a doctor. Because immunosuppressive drugs break down the immune system, if they are taking certain medications it is critical that they bring in certain foods and supplements that serve to fortify the immune system. If they suffer from acute attacks, their doctor is likely to prescribe them a steroid to reduce inflammation, but he or she won’t be able to tell them the information that will allow them to overcome these attacks indefinitely. Medicine is behind and patients need to know the steps they can take to battle their disease today.
If you are suffering with MS, It is important to know that you can heal. There are countless neurological symptoms you may be battling, but hold on to the faith that you can move past them with the proper healing measures. If you are handed an MS label, you must recognize it for what it truly is. Being given this label does not mean it will be life-threatening. Over the past decades I’ve helped numerous people heal after they were given a MS diagnosis, and with the correct supplements and food choices you can move towards conquering MS too.
Supportive Supplements & Teas
When it comes to healing MS, there are a few supplements that are critical for every sufferer, two of which are B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin and a high-quality zinc. Supplements that help fight back and eradicate the viruses in your system are crucial. Some recommended supplements include cat’s claw, lemon balm, silica, a little licorice, and a little olive leaf. Vitamin C is an essential supplement to add to your protocol and a little ALA can be beneficial as well. For neurological symptoms methylfolate and a b-complex can be valuable. Glutamine is incredible for supporting nerves in your brain and for helping break down pockets of MSG, calcium deposits, or other toxins in the brain that leave markings.
Additional supplements to consider are elderberry, lomatium root, propolis, nettle leaf, and a plant-based omega-3. Although vitamin D does not fix the problem and should not be taken in large doses, a certain amount of this supplement can be supportive. If you’re looking for additional healing ideas, try bringing rose hips tea into your daily routine. This drink is fantastic for helping combat Epstein-Barr related neurological symptoms. If you’re interested in the specific supplements and teas I recommend, check out my preferred supplements page.
Bringing in supplements can be an incredibly powerful piece of the healing puzzle, but making sure your diet includes a plethora of life-giving, disease-fighting foods is another critical component.
Wild blueberries are a critical food to consume while healing from MS. They contain a number of health benefits including restoring and calming the nerves. Wild blueberries alongside spirulina and barley grass juice extract powder are three out of the five most powerful foods to help draw heavy metals out of the system. Regularly incorporating all five of the heavy metal detox foods can be unbelievably beneficial for anyone recovering from MS. If you are interested in bringing these foods into your life, check out my heavy metal detox plan.
Other helpful foods to incorporate include dandelion greens, spinach, mâche, and collard greens. Turmeric and burdock root can be helpful as well. Additional foods to incorporate include avocado, hemp seeds, and walnuts. Try munching on a handful of shelled, dried watermelon seeds ever so often for some powerful healing support. One tasty, nourishing meal might be guacamole wrapped up in collard greens, another simple, supportive option is potato or sweet potato soup. Add carrot, onion, garlic, celery, and any other tasty veggie or herbs you might like. You could receive an abundance of benefits from dining on this soup daily.
Start bringing juices into your day when you can. Some great drinks to start with include celery juice, turmeric ginger shots, and wheatgrass juice. It would be very helpful to follow the Liver Rescue Morning I describe in Liver Rescue every day.
Foods to Avoid
Removing foods from your diet that feed viruses like Epstein-Barr can be a critical piece of fully healing from MS. Some of the most important foods to avoid include eggs, dairy products, and corn.
If you have been diagnosed with MS, your practitioner may recommend an abundance of protein to help support muscle strength. But it’s carbohydrates, not protein, that are more important and will actually help you build muscle. As you work to recover from MS, bring in an abundance of carbohydrate-rich fruits and veggies, as well as plenty of leafy greens, for healing and to help maintain strength. At the same time, keep your animal protein to once per day or less when possible. During a period where you're working to heal severe neurological symptoms, lowering animal protein and bringing in more of the healing fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables is ideal.
Throughout the years I’ve helped many people overcome multiple sclerosis and neurological symptoms of all kinds. If you have been suffering, even if it has been for many, many years, it is critical that you hold onto faith in your body’s ability to heal. You can move past the chronic pain, the tremors, the weakness, the fatigue or whatever symptoms you are battling on a daily basis. As you take one day at a time and implement a protocol of healing, antiviral supplements and nourishing juices and meals, try your best to keep a light heart. Celebrate as each symptom lightens and heals and know that this information is always here for you to return to and find encouragement in. Healing is not always a straight path and it’s naturally full of twists and turns— it’s what I call three steps forward and two steps back. Even though healing is not linear, you will be moving forward as you learn and apply the information shared here and I know you can find true victory in the end!
This item posted: 30-Aug-2017 - Disclaimer
Have you ever been to an allergist or gotten an allergy test done? Perhaps you’ve been told you’re allergic to certain healing fruits or vegetables, like celery or apples, but have never noticed any reactions from these nourishing foods. Or perhaps you haven’t been told you’re allergic to a fruit or vegetable, but you experience symptoms after consuming it like bloating, a stomach ache, headache, fatigue, itchiness, a burning sensation, or another symptom that makes you think you are sensitive.
At present, there are many tests available that claim to show if you’re allergic to certain foods. Unfortunately, these tests are not always accurate and often provide people with misinformation that can lead to confusion and frustration. This isn’t the fault of the practitioners who are giving you the tests. It’s that the tests themselves are inadequate and ineffective. Medical research and medical science have yet to figure out how the foods we eat act inside the body and all the ways they affect us. That makes it difficult for tests to accurately assess whether someone is sensitive to a specific food, is actually experiencing detox symptoms, or if the symptoms are caused by something else altogether. This article will address food allergies, certain seasonal allergies, and the main reasons behind the inaccuracies of today’s popular allergy tests. For a more in-depth explanation and steps to heal, check out my book Liver Rescue.
The Truth About the Digestive Process
Think about when you ate your breakfast this morning. You probably enjoyed the delicious taste of the food as you took a bite and chewed it up, but do you know exactly what happened to the food once it entered your stomach? No, you can’t know because medical research and medical science do not fully understand what happens either. Medical research and medical science are in the primitive stages of discovering what actually occurs in the digestive system when food is consumed. Terms such as ‘digestion’, ‘absorption’, ‘assimilation’, and ‘enzymes’ are used to describe the digestive process, but medical research and medical science have a very incomplete understanding of what actually takes place.
For instance, science has yet to discover that the digestive hydrochloric acid in your stomach is actually composed of a blend of seven different acids. I revealed this truth in my book Medical Medium. These seven acids carry out a number of tasks that no one in medical science or medical research has discovered. These important acids can be built up with help from particular foods such as celery. And, although medical research and medical science are aware that celery contains sodium, researchers have not yet identified the valuable subgroups of mineral salts this herb contains. These mineral salts actually work to change the chemistry inside the intestinal tract, which helps to support the liver and other organs in our body. If you juice celery, the drink can help kill off H. pylori, reduce inflammation and completely change your digestion for the better. These are just a few of the benefits. I share many more in my book Life-Changing Foods. Once medical science and medical research have a deeper understanding of what actually happens once food enters the stomach— a truth that won’t be stumbled upon for some time— they will possess a significant and foundational piece of knowledge about the body’s innerworkings that will affect how doctors and practitioners read and interpret test results. The current lack of understanding surrounding gut health should make you start to question how much medical science and medical research knows about other health issues you are up against, including allergies.
The Truth About Healing Foods
Not only has medical research and medical science not fully come to understand gut health or the digestive process, but they have not yet come to recognize the phenomenal healing powers of certain foods either. Raw honey is just one example of a food that offers unbelievable gifts for those who consume it. Science has no idea that raw honey contains over 200,000 active phytochemicals that are working to support your hormones, your organs, and every aspect of your immune system. These powerful phytochemicals and the miraculous phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables help prevent and reverse diseases such as cancer, and eliminate bacteria, mold, and viruses in the system. Medical research and medical science are not fully aware of the curative power of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you want to jump ahead of the researchers and scientists in understanding these conditions and the unexplored foods that can provide astounding support, check out Thyroid Healing and Life Changing Foods.
I recently heard from a mother that her son, who is attending college, stood up to a professor who wrongfully suggested that fruit is filled with bad sugar and is harmful for humans. Although the professor was partially right about the fact that fruit contains natural, life-enhancing sugars, he was completely incorrect that these sugars are bad and that fruit in general is bad and harmful for humans. A fruit fear has developed over the course of a decade and has sadly begun to permeate the belief system of highly intelligent individuals, such as university professors who then spread this misinformation to the attentive young minds in their classrooms. This could inevitably lead to students keeping fruits like apples, cherries, pears, berries, and bananas out of their diets when these are the very foods that are critical for maintaining a sharp mind and good health. In this particular instance, the boy who challenged the professor’s erroneous claim was attending a science class. You would think the professor would stick to scientific, evidence-based claims that were carefully weighed and measured, but this misinformation is just one of the many faulty claims made by people in medical research and medical science that was never weighed and measured. One of the greatest of these mistakes is the notion that autoimmune diseases stem from the body attacking itself. Learn more about this grave mistake and the true reasons behind chronic mystery illness in my book Thyroid Healing.
The Truth About Allergy Testing
Have you or a loved one ever had an IgG test done? Although this test claims to showcase the foods you are allergic to, it is oftentimes inaccurate and can provide you with information that negatively affects the dietary choices you make. It is vital that you do not let the inaccuracies of this test keep you from eating foods that offer wonderful support for your health. For example, when an IgG test reveals that you are allergic to celery, it is likely that the celery is killing off a pathogen and the pathogen is releasing a toxin that is creating a histamine reaction. Unfortunately, this may inaccurately appear as a celery allergy on the IgG test. In reality, the powerful celery juice in your system is destroying H. pylori, streptococcus, mold, and more. Unfortunately, patients who are not aware of this can sometimes feel panicked by the long list of foods that the test suggests they are allergic to, and they may dive into unnecessary elimination diets in an attempt to alleviate allergies that aren’t actually present. Hold onto the idea that you may be able to handle powerful, nourishing foods, like celery, just fine. This is extremely different to if someone has an extreme, immediate reaction after biting into a food that causes a restriction in the throat, restricts breathing, or swells the mouth and needs immediate medical care.
Other examples of incredibly powerful foods that may inaccurately trigger the IgG test include figs, which can help fight off E. coli and streptococcus, garlic, which can help eradicate H. pylori, C. diff, staph, streptococcus, E. coli, and mold, and bananas, which are incredibly antiviral. The reason these foods may trigger incorrect results on these type of tests is because when these foods enter the body, they kill off pathogens that explode and release poisons. Because experts do not realize this is taking place in the body, they associate negative results on the test with the foods that appear to elicit these reactions. Knowing the truth about the accuracy of these tests is critical.
If you are a practitioner who frequently uses the IgG test, try and stay open minded about what the test reveals and what might actually be going on with your patient. Hold onto the information from this article and accompanying radio show so that you see the benefits and downsides of this test in a new light and have a truer understanding of why the test results highlight the things that they do. As you develop a new way of understanding and interacting with this tool, you will be able to better assist your patients and support their healing through not only your experience but what you’ve learned here as well as your intuition and what your gut tells you.
Dairy Allergy & Lactose Intolerance
It may come as a surprise to learn that lactose intolerance is not a result of someone actually being intolerant to lactose. Science and research does not understand what is really happening with lactose intolerance and dairy allergies. If you consume a dairy product and notice immediate discomfort— perhaps you are forced to rush to the bathroom— it is likely due to the dairy products in your system hyper feeding a group of bugs in the colon and intestinal tract. Imagine these bugs like a pack of piranhas feeding. The bugs instantly tear into the dairy product which stirs up immediate reactions in the body. “Hyper feeding” is a term Spirit has taught me to describe a scenario such as this.
When these bugs feed off not only lactose, but other constituents found in milk, they eliminate a highly toxic poison that can trigger off symptoms that are associated with lactose intolerance including diarrhea, cramps, bloating, and more. If you have an allergy test done, and the results do not mention dairy, you may still have an allergy to dairy. At the same time, beneficial foods might show up on the test because they were effectively killing off pathogens and this activity can make these foods appear problematic in the test results, even though they are actually beneficial. This is another example of how allergy testing can produce flawed results and is another reason to remain open minded and curious if you choose to have these tests done.
What experts critically need to understand is that when someone has a wheat allergy or celiac disease, it is not because of the wheat itself, but because the person has a pathogen in their body that is feeding on the wheat. As the pathogen feasts on the wheat, it releases toxins, and this is what can produce a reaction of various symptoms that may last for a few days or a few weeks. This is not yet known by medical science and research or medical or alternative health communities. If someone has a wheat allergy or celiac disease, what they really need to do is start addressing the pathogens in their body with antiviral and antibacterial foods and supplements and removing the foods that feed pathogens. You can learn more about how to do this in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods. It is critical that this information begin to spread so that people who suffer from a wheat allergy or celiac disease know what’s really going on in their bodies.
Pollen, Ragweed, and Hay Fever Allergies
If you have reactions to pollen, ragweed or hay fever, try to eliminate wheat, dairy, eggs, canola oil, soy, corn, and MSG from your diet. To learn about the terms used to conceal the use of MSG in a product, check out the “What Not to Eat” chapter in my first book, Medical Medium. If you want even quicker healing results, remove rye and other grains from your diet. Pork can also feed bugs and it may be beneficial to remove this food as well. Once you eliminate unproductive foods from your diet, any streptococcus in your system as well as other pathogens will no longer be given fuel to continue to proliferate and wreak havoc. It’s these underlying bacterial infections that are behind these allergies. Replace the foods you’ve eliminated from your diet with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, which can also speed up your healing process. Once you implement these recommendations, your pollen, ragweed, and hay fever allergy symptoms are likely to decrease and disappear completely after a period of time.
If major diet shifts seem overwhelming right now, start with just removing wheat from your diet and see how even a single shift can ease your symptoms and ignite change. Once you begin to notice the benefits of a small dietary modification, you may be more motivated to continue removing unproductive foods. Any step towards healing is a victory!
The Issue With Eggs
In the body, eggs can feed bugs and help grow cysts, nodules, fibroids, and tumors. I talk about this in my book, Thyroid Healing. Sadly, people who have tumors, cysts, nodules, and fibroids, and are battling cancer, and have gotten an IgG test, are not always told they are allergic to eggs despite the fact that eggs can support the growth of cysts and tumors, feed viruses, and help create cancers. Instead, the test may wrongfully propose that these people are allergic to foods like blueberries or raspberries that actually help fight against cancers. Countless people leave doctors offices believing they should eliminate healing foods such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and watermelon from their diets while believing that they are okay to include foods like eggs which can trigger countless symptoms and illnesses. You can read more about which foods to avoid for healing in Thyroid Healing.
Allergies that result in anaphylactic shock are a completely different issue to the seasonal allergies and milder food allergies and sensitivities people experience. If you suffer from a severe allergic reaction to things such as peanut butter, latex, paint, bee stings, and a number of other food and medication triggers, it is important you address these instances differently than you would seasonal allergies or milder food allergies.
Powerful Foods & Detox Reactions
There are certain incredibly powerful foods, such as fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, that you can eat to help kill off pathogens that trigger allergic symptoms and wreak havoc in the system. These fresh, life-giving foods can help draw toxic heavy metals out of the body and eliminate other chemicals and toxins such as pesticides and DDT which can be present in our bodies. I recommend reading my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods for more information on these issues. As you read earlier in this article, when certain beneficial foods are working to eliminate toxins in the body, these foods can trigger off reactions in the body, such as a release of histamine. This may actually be a positive sign of the body detoxing and pushing unproductive substances out of the system. If you’ve had an IgG test or other allergy test done, and you’ve been given a list of foods you need to avoid that includes beneficial fruits and vegetables, it is critical that you reassess these suggestions in light of the truths in this article and in my books.
Puzzling Detox Reactions
Do you or a loved one experience burning sensations around the mouth when you eat a piece of fruit, such as an apple? This peculiar feeling around the lips happens to a number of people. In the case of the apple, it may be that in the past you ate a conventional apple that was filled with pesticides or DDT, which is still in use in various parts of the world today. When you bit into the chemical-saturated apple, the toxic chemicals spread across the lips and around the inside of the mouth and triggered a reaction in the body because of the original association. Following this, any subsequent apple you eat can trigger off a similar physical reaction. Fortunately, you can resolve this issue over time by implementing certain healing measures. To begin with, eliminate the main foods Spirit recommends avoiding such as corn, soy, canola oil, eggs, dairy, and pork. You can find the entire list in my book, Thyroid Healing. Switch out these unproductive foods for meals and snacks that are filled with fresh fruits, leafy greens, and veggies. Gradually, you will grow less reactive and issues such as burning sensations around the mouth and other detox reactions that arise from eating certain healing foods will fade.
Oftentimes people who are suffering from chronic illness will eat a diet filled with wheat, dairy products, and eggs and not realize that these food choices are actually holding them back from healing their conditions or symptoms. People may even blame a healing food for causing some of their issues because when they eat a celery stick, cucumber slice, or tomato, the healing properties of the food may temporarily cause some uncomfortable sensations while drawing toxins out of the body. If people don’t recognize these detox symptoms as beneficial, they may avoid foods that can actually help them heal and return to foods like bread, cheese or butter, which don’t stir up detox symptoms, but stealthily exacerbate their health issues.
When people are told they are allergic or sensitive to healing foods such as celery, apples, oranges, and asparagus it can be incredibly confusing and damaging misinformation. If you want to learn more about what is really happening in your body when you consume healing foods, check out my book Life-Changing Foods and learn information that is decades ahead of what medical research and medical science currently suggests. This resource will help you learn about the foods you can feel safe to eat, the foods that may be beneficial to avoid, and the things you can do to better protect the health and wellbeing of you and your loved ones.
Changes to Consider
The IgG test and other allergy tests are faulty tools, and it is important that you do not let the misinformation they provide effect the healing fruits and vegetables you choose to bring into your diet. If you are surprised to learn that the IgG test suggests you are allergic to pears, melons, raspberries or other fruits and vegetables you’ve never seemed to have a reaction to, talk to your practitioner and see if you could try incorporating these foods into your diet regardless of the test’s results. You can take it one day at a time and start by adding in some of the most powerful healing foods, such as celery juice and wild blueberries.
Sweet potatoes are another wonderful healing food. Sweet potatoes can help heal colitis, Crohn’s disease, various cancers, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, PCOS, alopecia, heart disease, and more. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, try eating sweet potatoes daily for ninety days and watch as these conditions begin to lift. Scar tissue, spasms, cramps, diarrhea, and anxiousness are just some of the many symptoms sweet potatoes can help eliminate. Find out more about the sweet potato’s physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits in my second book, Life-Changing Foods. Following the truest information is especially essential when you are sixty and want to reach one hundred years of age, but it’s important for anyone of any age. It is important to realize that the food choices you make now will affect your health five years from now and even ten years from now, and taking out healing foods because a faulty test suggests you may have sensitivities can be detrimental to these efforts.
Have you been living your life trying to follow a set of rules laid out by an allergy test you did in the past? Perhaps it’s time you reevaluate these suggestions in light of the fact that most allergy tests offer faulty, inaccurate results. Although the information in this article is not what you will hear in a conventional or even alternative doctor’s office, it is the truthful information you need to help you reclaim your health. Until medical research and medical science are able to understand more about the different foods we eat and their unique effects on the body, interpreting the results of a test will be impacted by guesswork and faulty assumptions.
Fortunately, you do not have to let this guesswork impact your health or the health of your family and friends anymore. Every time you read through this article or flip through a section of Life-Changing Foods, you are adding information to your knowledge bank that can transform your health and assist your loved ones in transforming theirs. I also recommend reading Liver Rescue for much more on allergies and how to heal. My wish is that you and your loved ones arm yourselves with these truths that will offer you genuine freedom for your health and well-being.
This item posted: 22-Aug-2017 - Disclaimer
Have you been diagnosed with a parasite? If so, you are one of the many people who have encountered the rapidly growing trend of blaming long-standing health problems on parasites. In this article I begin to break apart these inaccurate, yet deep-rooted ideas that are quickly spreading and negatively impacting those who receive this misdiagnosis.
The parasite diagnosis is a trend that is quickly overtaking other trends that have been around for decades, such as the Candida diagnosis. To learn the truth about Candida, check out my radio show or read the chapter on Candida in my first book, Medical Medium. Instead of attributing patients’ health issues to Candida, many well-meaning doctors and health are beginning to shift the blame to parasites. Both of these diagnoses are usually incorrect and can keep you from learning the truth about how to fully recover your health.
The Wrong Diagnosis
Medical communities are still not aware of what is causing people to suffer from conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and SIBO. This lack of understanding often leads to incorrect diagnoses, like parasites, which are one of the current scapegoats for health issues such as these. When a person is handed this diagnosis, usually parasites are not actually the issue and something else in her or his body is triggering symptoms and conditions. Becoming infected with a parasite is vastly different to dealing with some some bloating, gastritis, constipation, tummy aches, stitches, and fatigue.
The medical world has not reached a point yet where professionals can swiftly and accurately determine what is going on for someone internally. For example, the amount of byproduct the Epstein-Barr virus can expel in the liver and intestinal tract can lead a practitioner to believe that his or her patient is suffering from a parasitic infection. The problem with this diagnosis is that the person does not have a parasitic infection and is actually battling Epstein-Barr, a virus that can easily expel an abundance of byproduct and viral casings that get misdiagnosed as parasites because they’ve not yet been accurately identified. In my third book, Thyroid Healing, I go into great detail about the different mutated strains of Epstein-Barr that are able to adapt in order to enter various organs. During this process, certain strains of this virus can actually change their casings, and medical professionals may misidentify these viral casings as bacteria or a type of parasite.
Various types of bugs can show up in a person’s stool sample. Imagine mashing up a handful of insects and then trying to identify the different creepy-crawlers from the crushed pieces. It would be nearly impossible to tell which insects you were looking at from merely observing the smashed up bits. In a similar way, accurately identifying parasites in a stool sample is nearly impossible.
Rather than blaming parasitic activity for a patient’s chronic fatigue, aches and pains, or gut issues, the blame should be directed at the actual unproductive microorganisms that are creating these problems. If the symptoms and conditions you are battling have led you to be diagnosed with a parasitic infection, there is a high likelihood you have been misdiagnosed and are actually suffering from a low-grade bacterial or viral infection. If your particular troubles include gut issues and inflammation, it is likely that a bacterial infection is the culprit. Depending on your unique symptoms and conditions, a viral infection could be responsible as well. You may unknowingly have scar tissue and injuries in your intestinal tract and colon from old pockets of E. coli or streptococcus, or old viral deposits. Whether it be in your liver, spleen, pancreas, small intestine, or stomach lining, an abundance of scar tissue can trigger various issues. The health troubles you are fighting can be exacerbated by numerous variables including low hydrochloric acid, a sluggish liver, and food sensitivities. Fortunately, some of the healing steps health practitioners may have given you for a misdiagnosed parasitic infection, such as using herbs, may still have been helping you begin to heal the true cause of your health issues to some degree.
Dealing with A True Parasite
If you’ve been diagnosed with a parasitic infection in the past and are still alive today trying to manage the symptoms and conditions related to this supposed parasitic infection, there is a very likely chance that you were never actually dealing with a parasite. It is possible to become infected from an actual parasite, but when someone is suffering with a genuine parasite, either the person is able to knock the parasite out of her or his system, or the parasite can potentially end up killing the person. Bottom line, either you win or the parasite wins. There really isn’t an in between.
For example, a person can become infected with a parasite from eating raw pork. In this instance the person may end up in an intensive care unit with an incredibly high fever or in critical ailing pain feeling fearful for their life. Sadly, if their body is unable to eliminate the parasite, it could become devastating and life-threatening. The one certainty in this situation is that the parasite contracted from the pork will not be able to simply live in the person’s system for an extended period of time. The potentially fatal health consequences that can arise from undercooked pork is one reason to avoid this type of meat.
If you’re eating raw or undercooked meat or chicken, you are putting yourself at risk for contracting the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. This parasite is so toxic it can give rise to hallucinations. Raw or undercooked meat may contain this parasite, but it can also be found on raw salads and raw vegetables prepared at restaurants that serve animal protein and animal products. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, or vegan, avoiding raw salad and raw vegetables in restaurants that are not plant-based is a smart choice. Sticking with cooked food selections is a much safer option.
You could contract a dangerous parasite from drinking contaminated water in Mexico or from simply dining at a random bar and grill near your home. I’ve also known people who have almost died from eating street food in the Dominican Republic. So whether you are traveling internationally or just headed to a barbeque with friends, staying mindful of your food and drink choices is crucial. Check out some particularly powerful ways to protect yourself from food poisoning in my blog post and radio show on this topic.
Malaria is another parasitic infection people can battle. Like all other parasites, someone cannot live with malaria in their system. A person is able to beat malaria, but if their body is unable to knock out the parasitic infection, the malaria can take their life. Amoebas and protozoan parasites are just the same. If your body cannot eliminate the parasite, the amoeba or protozoa can be life-threatening. You maybe wondering about Babesia, but is important to understand that this hybrid is mislabeled. It’s not entirely a parasite. In truth, three-quarters of this harmless hybrid is bacterial in nature.
Medical research still does not fully understand the various microorganisms that linger on foods such as contaminated meat and chicken and in places such as swamps and still water. It’s a life or death situation when you’re dealing with a real parasitic infection. The truth is that if you aren’t able to beat these bugs, they can potentially beat you. If you have a parasitic infection you may experience violent vomiting or nonstop diarrhea. I’ve spoken with doctors and nurses who dread situations where people come into the hospital experiencing stomach problems related to a true parasitic infection. Often, professionals have to put the patient in a medically induced coma and hope that the patient is able to fight off the parasite over time.
In certain cases, the body’s reaction is slightly more moderate than a usual instance involving parasites. If your body is able to quickly kill the parasite you may only endure a very brief stint of vomiting or diarrhea. In some instances, a person may feel ill for a few weeks while their body works to fight off the parasite. If this happens, the parasite might stir up less acute symptoms for slightly longer than a typical parasitical infection. But in the end, the parasite is killed. A true parasite can’t stay in the body long term.
Our bodies are amazing and they can beat a parasitical infection, and most of the time they do— there’s just a small percentage who are unable to beat them. If you ever have to endure contamination from a parasite try your best to keep a light heart through the agony and pain. Fiercely believe in your heart and soul that you will win because you definitely can! If you’re dealing with chronic health issues for an extended period of time, there is a significant chance those issues do not stem from parasites whatsoever. Likely something else is giving rise to these problems.
The Bugs in Your Body
It is important to understand that we all have an abundant variety of bugs in our bodies— some good bugs, some harmful bugs, and some that are neutral. Beneficial microorganisms contribute to your health and healing in a number of supportive ways. The neutral bacteria and other microorganisms in your system do not bolster your wellbeing, but they do not detract from your health either. Neutral bugs or even annoying, bothersome bugs that reside in you can actually push harmful parasites out of your system. Viruses like Epstein-Barr do not like when other invaders, such as parasites, are in the body, and these pathogens will actually help rid the body of other unwanted invaders. This is the reason that many people who suffer from autoimmune issues brought about by Epstein-Barr do not catch many colds or flus. If an invader gets into the system, Epstein-Barr will work to knock it out. You can learn more about Epstein-Barr virus and how it may be affecting you and your loved ones in my book Thyroid Healing.
There are some pathogens that may not provide you with any physical assistance, but contributes to your spiritual growth. When you go through an enormous trial that pushes you to your limits, like battling a chronic illness, and you finally learn the truth and are able to overcome and rise above whatever you were up against, you may experience radical transformation on a soul and spirit level. You may not realize this at the time, but the bacteria or virus you were battling and the trying circumstances it created actually helped bring about this soul transformation. In these instances, although the bacteria, virus, or other pathogen has caused you immense pain and suffering, it has also taught you something life-changing. By giving rise to this lesson, these bacteria, viruses, and similar pathogens distinguish themselves from true parasites that will ruthlessly take from you without giving you anything in return.
You maybe surprised to learn that Epstein-Barr was once an incredibly friendly virus that actually worked for you and not against you. I discuss Epstein-Barr indepth in my third book, Thyroid Healing. Sadly, agendas that drive conventional medicine and certain other industries have caused Epstein-Barr to become the troublesome virus we know today. However, as I mentioned earlier, Epstein-Barr and other viruses and bacteria can still give your body something, such as spiritual or emotional growth, that a real parasite cannot give you.
Alongside bugs, you may also have a number of worms in your system that do not affect your ability to live your life and do not give rise to noticeable symptoms or conditions. A few types of worms fall into the parasite category because they can grow quite large, work quickly, and can cause great harm if you do not remove them from your system. However, most worms are a different type of bug that should not be lumped into the same group with parasites.
You maybe wondering about parasites that are protozoa-based and amoeba-based, but these types of parasites are not related to worms either. Unlike parasites, which can actually defeat their hosts, worms often live in humans without causing too many noticeable issues. It is not ideal to have worms in your body, but for the most part they do not cause nearly the destruction that true parasites can inflict. Although there are some rather harmful worms, most worms are almost neutral in their effect. Worms can actually help eat and eliminate unproductive garbage in the body from unhealthy foods and toxic debris, and the poison they release afterwards is neither highly neurotoxic nor dermatoxic. However, worms can strip your body of beneficial things as well. The majority of worms dwell in the organs and act in a slightly hostile manner. Fortunately, there are ways you can begin to draw worms out and clear them from your system.
If you’re working to eliminate worms, eating a diet that contains a larger amount of greens and green juices as well as a bit of fruit is an incredible way to start ridding your body of worms and worm eggs. If you are able to maintain a clean diet for an extended period of time, you will begin to draw worms out of your system. You may even notice worms turn up in the toilet over time as you continue to give your body what it needs to eliminate them.
Garlic and onion are two foods that can be helpful to get rid of worms. Garlic especially, can be a fantastic weapon against worms. Alongside clean food choices with a significant focus on fruits, veggies and leafy greens, certain supplements can help with the removal of worms. You may want to try including an ample amount of olive leaf in your protocol for a period of time. Goldenseal can also be beneficial when taken every two weeks with a two week break in-between. If you’ve been told by a doctor or practitioner that you have a long-term parasitic infection, implementing this goldenseal routine will likely be helpful for you as well. It will help to lower the bacterial and viral load that is actually causing your symptoms because as you now know, you can’t have a long term true parasitic infection. There is something else behind your symptoms when it’s chronic.
If you have been told you are experiencing a long-term parasitic infection, your practitioner may have suggested doing a parasite cleanse. If you have done one of these natural cleanses you may have even noticed some benefits. The reason for this is that when you attempt to address parasites through natural measures, you may have been unintentionally going after the true cause of your issues without realizing it. Natural cleanses advertised to help fight parasites can often begin to help knock down bacterial or viral loads in the body, which is why you might have experienced some improvement.
Although some of the herbs in these cleanses can provide support, figuring out the unique pathogen you are up against and choosing the best foods, supplements, and herbs to combat your specific illness can allow proper healing. This post, as well as the other Medical Medium blog posts, radio shows, and books can help you figure out what you are truly up against and what steps you can take to begin moving forward.
Steps to Take
If you have been told you are dealing with a long-term parasitic infection, instead of immediately diving into a parasitic cleanse, I would first recommend eliminating any foods from your diet that could feed harmful bacteria and viruses in your body. As you now know, the reason to focus on eliminating bacteria and viruses rather than parasites is because most people diagnosed with a parasitic infection are actually battling a type of bacteria, or in some cases, a virus.
Ridding your diet of foods that can feed pathogens is a wonderfully beneficial action you can take. Try to eliminate eggs, dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter, and yogurt, as well as gluten and canola oil. If your diet includes animal protein or animal products, try to reduce the amount you consume while you work to heal your symptoms and conditions. If you’re an avid meat eater, reduce your intake of meat or chicken to once a day. This dietary change will allow you to incorporate a greater number of healing foods that can help kill off the bacteria in your system over time. If you eat a plant-based diet, being mindful of incorporating truly healing foods like fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables is equally important. Certain vegan products like soy based products, most grains, processed cookies, cakes and other junk foods and more do not feed beneficial bacteria, and replacing some of these food items with foods that do can be a critical step.
What people assume are parasite issues can often be bacteria-related, making it important to prioritize the health of your intestinal tract. Taking steps to feed the beneficial bugs in this part of your digestive system is crucial. Certain foods can help you accomplish this. Try incorporating dandelion greens and arugula, two powerful leafy greens. Cilantro and parsley are some other fantastic additions. Using a food processor to breakdown greens and bring more into your meals is a fantastic practice.
Juicing fennel bulbs, which are rich in vitamin C, can create a wonderfully healing drink. For another fantastic juice, run fennel bulbs, celery, and cucumber through the juicer. Drinking straight celery juice can be a game changer for your health. Raising hydrochloric acid levels, one of the celery juice’s many benefits, can support your body’s efforts to kill off bacteria. With adequate levels of hydrochloric acid in your body, you have a much better chance of killing off harmful invaders, including parasites. A second juice following your celery juice can be fantastic as well. You may want to include a mix of ingredients in this one. Some great vegetables to juice include kale, parsley, cilantro, and fennel. Aloe vera can be a powerful weapon for a number of issues. Check out instructions for making a soothing aloe water on my blog. If you’re struggling with gut issues or even genuine parasite issues, regularly drinking coconut water can make an amazing difference. Lemon water and lime water are two other anti-parasitic drink options.
Bringing in the top foods for detoxing heavy metals on a daily basis can be another highly supportive practice. By implementing the heavy metal detox, you can begin to draw out toxic metals such as mercury, aluminum, lead, and arsenic. You may feel like your parasitic issue is beginning to resolve, but what’s really happening is that a significant food source for the bacteria in your system is no longer available.
Supportive Supplements & Teas
If you have been told you have a long-term parasitic infection by a doctor or practitioner, and you aren’t willing to consider that this may not be an accurate diagnosis, I would still suggest bringing in an abundance of the healing foods mentioned above and discussing with your doctor some of the supplements and teas below that might support your situation.
Oregano oil is fantastic for any kind of gut issue that stems from a bacterial infection. Lemon balm, olive leaf, and pau d’arco are three other great supplements to consider including in your protocol if you’re suffering from an issue that your doctor considers parasite-related. If you’re having issues in your gut or bloodstream, eyebright is a wonderful herb to include. Thyme tea and elderflower tea are excellent additions as well. Regularly sipping elderflower tea can help feed good bacteria in your gut— a protective measure to help you fend against any harmful parasites you may encounter.
Cat’s claw can help with a multitude of pathogenic issues. This supplement can help knock down varieties of Epstein-Barr, HHV-6, shingles, and other viruses that fall within the herpes family. Cat’s claw can also help battle bacteria such as E. Coli and streptococcus as well as C. difficile.
Doctors presently attempting to treat Lyme disease are beginning to avoid using antibiotics as a treatment option after watching forefathers in the world of Lyme disease inundate patients with antibiotics with little to no success. Gradually, the doses have been lowered and the time frame in which they are given has been extended. Presently, many doctors working with patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme avoid antibiotics altogether and opt for a more natural protocol that includes cat’s claw and intravenous vitamin therapy. Many have come to the realization that a more natural approach to healing which includes these and other supplements can actually move people towards recovery. You can learn more about healing from Lyme disease in my books, Thyroid Healing and Medical Medium.
It is vitally important people begin to learn how parasites truly operate in the body and what a parasite diagnosis might actually mean. I am not a proponent of misinformation or guessing games when it comes to a person’s health. I am hoping that this knowledge will help you to let go of misdiagnoses, avoid treatments that are not beneficial, and move forward with information that can support your genuine healing. May this information inspire you to start looking past the health trends that arise and take hold of the truth.
This item posted: 17-Aug-2017 - Disclaimer
Inflammation—you’ve probably heard this term thrown around, and, whether you were aware of it or not, you’ve most likely experienced some type of inflammation during your lifetime. At present, the word inflammation is used liberally in medical communities. If you are suffering from pain in certain areas, a medical professional may deem it inflammation. “There’s inflammation in there,” a doctor may remark after reviewing MRI results. Or, “you’re inflamed,” a practitioner may say when you share you have joint pain, a rash, or strange pains. Really inflammation is a “lazy term,” because inflammation is the result of a deeper issue, it is never the answer itself. While I support medical professionals observing and attempting to relieve inflammation, I want these experts and you and your loved ones to know that inflammation is not the cause of any issue. Nor is it an independent issue. There is something else going on if you have inflammation— it doesn’t operate alone. This mistaken belief needs to be rectified.
Inflammation is a sign that there is a greater problem taking place in the body. If an individual is complaining of back pain, knee problems, or gut issues, his or her doctor or practitioner may suggest that inflammation is to blame. And, while inflammation may be present, it is never the answer. It is simply an indication that something else in the body needs to be addressed. The mistake here is not the medical communities wanting to address and relieve the inflammation— although the methods suggested to find relief are not always helpful— the great mistake is regarding the inflammation itself as the answer to someone’s symptoms and conditions. I delve far more deeply into this topic in my third book, Thyroid Healing.
The Two Reasons for Inflammation
Inflammation never develops on its own, and only emerges for two reasons. In the human body where hundreds of millions of undiscovered chemical functions and chemical reactions are taking place per cubic inch, it might be surprising to learn that there are only two reasons behind inflammation, but this is the irrefutable truth that I have to share with you. Medical communities are completely unaware of this fact. The first reason inflammation may appear is if you experience a physical injury. Physicians are aware of this type of inflammation. Any damage to the body, whether it be external or internal, may give rise to inflammation. What most doctors and health practitioners aren’t aware of is that an invader in the body is the second reason inflammation can surface. Invader refers to any type of pathogen in the body.
Have you ever sustained a sports or exercise-related injury? In this instance, inflammation related to that injury likely emerged. Other examples of injuring yourself that may result in inflammation include getting dental work done, accidentally cutting yourself, or slipping on ice in the wintertime. A movement as simple as tripping on a curb can lead to a serious sprained ankle and extensive inflammation. You can also sustain an injury from a chemical or burn. This is the type of inflammation most doctors and health practitioners are aware causes inflammation. If a physical injury is not to blame for your inflammation, than you will be dealing with an invader.
There are hundreds of invaders that can stir up inflammation issues in the body from rashes to body aches and pains and much more. Recovering from a knee replacement surgery is just one example of how pathogens can create inflammation and impact the body’s ability to heal. Someone may have knee replacement surgery, recover quickly and find him or herself walking soon after without issue. In this instance, the person is not likely to have had invaders triggering inflammation issues around the area where the surgery took place. However, if you have knee replacement surgery and the knee does not seem to be calming down or healing properly after an extended period of recovery, it is likely that an invader is creating issues. This invader and the chronic inflammation it can provoke may have even been part of the reason the knee joint wore out initially. When it comes to knee and hip replacements, often a slow, extended recovery, at least in part, is related to the Epstein-Barr virus in the body.
At present, some medical professionals blame inflammation on the body attacking itself, but this is a disastrously inaccurate theory and claim. As I’ve said so many times before and will continue to maintain— the body does not attack itself. There are only two reasons someone will suffer from inflammation— neither of which is the body attacking itself. I brought this truth to light in my first book, Medical Medium, and again in my second book, Life-Changing Foods. I go into even greater detail in my upcoming book, Thyroid Healing. It is critical that the faulty and damaging theory of autoimmune disease be rectified. This is just one of the many great mistakes I continuously work hard to shed light on in order to protect you and your loved ones.
Types of Inflammation
Below are some common types of inflammation. Through these examples, you can develop a better understanding of how invaders play a major role in the creation of inflammation in the body.
Many people suffer from different levels of brain inflammation. Nerves connected to the brain run throughout the body, branching out into various parts of the system. Neurological inflammation can occur when these nerves become inflamed. Numerous pathogenic invaders can play a part in the creation of this neurological inflammation, along with other factors like heavy metal poisoning or MSG toxicity.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which has a number of other labels including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome, and systemic exertion intolerance disease, is often the result of mild brain inflammation from an Epstein-Barr virus. Even very mild brain inflammation can trigger a severe case of this condition. If you have CFS, a specialist may be able to tell you that you have brain inflammation, but he or she will not be able to tell you the pathogen responsible. For decades I’ve been able to tell people whether Epstein-Barr is the invader, or Epstein-Barr and shingles are the invaders, or whether it’s a combination of Epstein-Barr, shingles, and HHV-6, all thanks to Spirit’s advanced knowledge and guidance on the subject. Sadly, because many working with those who suffer from chronic illness aren’t yet aware of the information I share, patients are being incorrectly told that their bodies are attacking themselves. This not only serves to breakdown the immune system, but does not provide people with the answers they need to heal.
Inflammation in various organs can lead to major health issues, but it’s the pathogen or injury that is the true cause of these issues. Liver inflammation is an issue I see with extreme frequency. Liver inflammation is often the result of pathogens wreaking havoc in this organ. An invader can cause a number of problems including triggering elevated liver enzymes. If particular damage is seen on an MRI or CT scan, someone may be handed a hepatitis C diagnosis. Although medical communities know that hepatitis A, B, C, and D stem from viral issues, what medical research and medical science do not know is which virus is creating these issues. They have no clue that the cause of hepatitis C is Epstein-Barr creating damage in the liver for an extended period of time because they have yet to single out the particular bugs that are triggering these issues.
Instead, the medical profession has to rely on on inflammatory markers in the blood or MRIs and CT scans to classify a hepatic liver at different stages of inflammation. What they have not yet realized is that inflammation is not the answer! The true answer is that Epstein-Barr virus, sometimes along with other herpetic viruses, are creating the inflamed liver. A doctor might also try to pin mystery liver inflammation on autoimmune issues, but as I said earlier, inflammation never stems from the body attacking itself because the body never attacks itself. Do not let a medical professional convince you that your liver inflammation, your fibromyalgia, your rheumatoid arthritis, or any other health problem is because your body is attacking itself. This is never ever the case!
Eye inflammation can arise from a number of different bacteria getting into this organ. You can pick up a stye, staph or come down with the flu just from touching door handles in public places and rubbing your eyes. Glaucoma stems from a mutated variety of the Epstein-Barr virus that triggers eye problems. Learn more about the various Epstein-Barr varieties and the symptoms and conditions they can create in my first book, Medical Medium.
Other types of inflammation you may experience include skin inflammation, gut inflammation, or colon inflammation. A number of invaders can enter the gut, wreak havoc, and trigger inflammation. For example, if you suffer from small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) you most likely have streptococcus in your system that is creating inflammation and other issues in the gut. To learn more about SIBO, check out my “Healing SIBO” radio show. Various viruses and bacteria can sit inside the colon and stir up major issues. Some of the viruses you may be dealing with include a variety of the shingles, a strain of Epstein-Barr, a mutated HHV-6 virus, cytomegalovirus, undiscovered HHV-10, HHV-11, HHV-12 or another of the many herpetic viruses in existence. Conditions connected to colon inflammation can have a number of different instigators. If you suffer from colitis, a variety of the shingles virus is often the culprit. As I shared in my first book, Medical Medium, there are many varieties of undiscovered non-rashing shingles that cause a host of health problems. However, if you are suffering from irritable bowel, streptococcus may be to blame.
Inflammation can also occur if you catch a flu. If you are only experiencing cold-like symptoms you may think you have a rhinovirus, but these viruses no longer exist. I shared more on this topic in my radio show and article on Colds and Flus. The flu, which has globally taken over, now emerges approximately every two months, and can trigger severe inflammation. It can trigger inflammation in the sinuses, chest, lungs, and gut and may give rise to issues such as bronchitis, a serious cough, and severely weakened adrenals. Another reason for inflamed sinuses is the result of streptococcus inside the sinus linings. Streptococcus, which can be nestled inside these linings since childhood, can create persistent mystery sinus inflammation.
The Effect of Food
An alternative, conventional, or integrative doctor or practitioner is likely to balk at the fact that there are only two causes of inflammation— injuries and invaders. Some doctors or practitioners may respond with the inaccurate notion that certain foods, such as wheat, inflame certain individuals, but this is not accurate. Gluten itself does not inflame the body. What gluten does do is feed the invaders (pathogens) in your body that give rise to inflammation. I’ve worked tirelessly to get this information to medical communities and to the public, and I’ve happily noticed that this truth is starting to slowly ripple out into the health world.
For example, there is a tremendous amount of misinformation surrounding celiac disease. Celiac is not hereditary. It is an inflammatory illness where pathogens in the body are feverishly feeding on any gluten that’s consumed. Fueling these pathogens can lead to a host of negative reactions in the body, but the gluten is not directly responsible for any of these negative consequences.
If you do not have a pathogen in your system or only have an extremely dormant pathogen, then you will be able to eat all the gluten you desire without creating inflammation. Unproductive food choices may lead to other issues like the development of gallstones, which could lead to an internal injury if the gallstone gets stuck in the gallbladder duct, but any inflammation that arises from this issue would be injury- not pathogen-related.
I’ve known some seventy, eighty, and ninety-year-old men and women who have been able to eat some very unhealthy foods, including a tremendous amount of gluten, because they do not have invaders in their bodies that are feeding on these foods and creating inflammation. For many people in their seventies, eighties, and nineties this is not the case, but for a few anomalous individuals pathogen-related inflammation is nearly nonexistent.
The Role of Heavy Metals
Like the foods you choose to eat, heavy metals in the system do not technically cause inflammation. However, heavy metals are a preferred food for invaders in the body that do cause inflammation. Over a year ago, I discussed this exact concept with a practitioner who had at first suggested that heavy metals were the cause of inflammation. I told him what actually happens— that heavy metals feed pathogens that are then more likely to create inflammation and other issues in the body. It’s very important to remove heavy metals from the body for this reason. It is critical that both practitioners and patients begin to learn the truth about where inflammation stems from.
There are a number of inflammatory tests you can have done, but I like to refer to these tests as “guess tests” because they can only reveal so much information and do not highlight the underlying cause or provide you with answers on how to move forward. Let’s take a look as some of the available inflammatory “guess tests”.
The C-reactive protein test simply lets doctors know that there is inflammation, but the test cannot reveal why the inflammation is present. This is true of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR or sed rate) test as well. Once doctors use these tests to establish that you have inflammation, they are likely to hand you a label, but will not be able to provide you with a cause or sufficient answers to help you heal. The plasma viscosity (PV) test, IgA and IgG tests, and the antinuclear antibody test (ANA), are some other tests that may help to reveal inflammation in your body, but will not provide you with any additional insight into the true cause. This is because the tests are not yet advanced enough and also because the true causes of chronic illnesses are unknown to medical communities. Read my first book, Medical Medium, to learn more about the true causes of many chronic illnesses. Like many of the others tests, the liver enzyme blood work test and other similar tests, some of which are still being developed, only identify inflammation.
One promising step in the Lyme disease world is that experts are starting to make a connection between inflammation and a pathogen wreaking havoc in the body. Although experts are currently suggesting the wrong pathogen as the cause of Lyme, the foundational idea that pathogens are one of the issues behind inflammation is a positive step forward. I believe that movement toward truth should be celebrated, no matter how small! If you have strongly-held beliefs about Lyme disease that oppose these truths or are just curious to learn more, check out my radio show, “The Unknown Cause of Lyme Disease,” or read the "Lyme Disease” chapter in my first book, Medical Medium.
Supportive Foods & Supplements
When you are working to reduce inflammation, the more anti-inflammatory foods you can bring into your diet the better. Garlic, which helps kill pathogens, is an excellent anti-inflammatory food. Figs can kill pathogens in the gut, making them an incredible anti-inflammatory option as well. If you have a number of pathogens in your system, it is best to not eat too many figs in one sitting because of the strong detox reaction you may experience.
Like figs, kiwis work in the gut to help destroy pathogens. The anti-pathogenic properties in lemons and limes are powerful, so make sure to squeeze these citrus fruits in water, on salads, and in your favorite sauces and dressings. If you are suffering with inflammation and think you may have a bacteria, parasite or virus of any kind, bring plenty of pears into your diet. Their anti-inflammatory attributes can be incredibly beneficial. Papaya can be a particularly powerful food if you are suffering from gut inflammation.
Apples, wild blueberries, and leafy greens such as lettuces, arugula, and kale are other wonderful, pathogen-fighting foods that consequently help lower inflammation. Peaches, plums, nectarines, melons, mangos, and cherries are even more, flavorful anti-inflammatory recommendations. Some pathogen-destroying, anti-inflammatory herbs to incorporate into your diet include rosemary, thyme, sage, and oregano. Another supportive food to bring in regularly is aloe vera. Learn how to make aloe water on my blog or try out the tasty aloe cooler recipe in my book, Life-Changing Foods. Many of these anti-inflammatory foods are detailed in my second book, Life-Changing Foods.
Nettle leaf and lemon balm are wonderful anti-pathogenic supplement options. Licorice root, another anti-inflammatory choice, is especially good at fighting off herpetic viruses. Bringing in a licorice root supplement or regularly drinking licorice root tea can be a powerful step. I frequently mention various herbal teas that can offer anti-inflammatory benefits on my radio show, in my books, and in other blog posts.
Foods to Avoid
As you bring more life-giving, anti-inflammatory fruits and veggies into your diet, it is beneficial to begin eliminating the foods that feed the pathogens that trigger an inflammatory response. Foods to remove from your diet while you heal include wheat, gluten, and dairy such as milk, cheese, butter, kefir, and yogurt. Other foods to exclude if you have inflammation or think you may be inflamed are eggs, pork, canola oil, and corn.
At present, medical communities are using inflammation as as a catch-all term, but it is important that experts begin to recognize inflammation is caused by more than just physical injuries—it’s also caused by invaders. And if some are aware that inflammation is caused by invaders, identifying which pathogen is impossible with today’s medical testing methods. People need answers that are not contaminated, attached to interest groups, medical funding, trendy theories, or botched research. People need pure, clean, truthful healing information.
I’ve seen people with heartbreakingly severe inflammation who haven’t been given the answers they need to heal. My hope is that this article and the other Medical Medium resources available help bring you new hope and renewed faith in your body’s ability to move past the inflammation and its underlying cause. You can overcome this! Trust your body, trust the accuracy of this information, and know that I will never stop rooting for you along the way!
This item posted: 21-Jul-2017 - Disclaimer
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a widespread issue that has become a popular diagnosis in recent years. Not only will this article highlight the underlying cause of SIBO, but it will also reveal manageable steps you can take to begin overcoming this disorder.
Have you or a loved one been handed a SIBO diagnosis? Your doctor or practitioner may have prescribed an antibiotic, or recommend dietary changes and herbal remedies, but he or she was most likely unable to tell you the true underlying cause seeing that medical research and medical science have still not uncovered this answer. Although medical communities recognize the role bacteria plays in this condition, they have yet to specify the type or determine why the overgrowth developed originally. Fortunately, I have the truth to share with you here today so that you and your loved ones can finally heal the symptoms associated with this condition.
The True Underlying Cause
If you receive a SIBO diagnosis, your doctor is likely to suggest you begin taking an antibiotic. Unfortunately, in many cases any antibiotic you use will only offer temporary relief. Before we address what you can implement instead of antibiotics to help truly heal the root cause of SIBO, you must understand the reason SIBO emerges in the first place. The medical world recognizes that SIBO is bacterial, but they are not aware that SIBO originates from chronic streptococcus in the body system. If you’ve listened to some of my other radio shows or read some of my other blog posts you may already know this truth that I have previously revealed.
For many people, streptococcus appears during childhood. It can be passed from a mother or father at conception and an infant can enter the world with strep already in his or her system. Others may pick up strep as young children in a daycare center, kindergarten, or school setting. Strep is easily passed from one person to another as an adult also, and there are a number of varieties one can contract.
Throughout the years, medical professionals have tended to focus on group A strep and group B strep, two of the eight groups of strep medical research and medical science have publicly recognized. However, groups A through H are just a fraction of the actual number of strep groups in existence. In truth, there are not enough letters in the alphabet to classify the number of strep groups wreaking havoc. There may be some brilliant researchers working in laboratories who have stumbled upon the fact that there are far more strep mutations than just A through H, but this discovery and many more like it are concealed or withheld. This is because of special interest groups in medicine that would prefer funding go to other areas of medicine so that various forms of information are never released to health professionals or the public.
Conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bacterial vaginosis are also a result of streptococcus in the system, but these issues are often blamed on an unspecified bacterial infection or yeast infection. Even if some doctors were aware of the fact that these conditions are strep-related, they would most likely have trouble observing the strep. If strep has been in your system for an extended period of time, it can become nearly impossible to identify its existence in the body through the various methods of testing available today both in the medical and alternative health worlds.
Nowadays, one of the few instances in which doctors and practitioners look for strep is when a woman is pregnant or looking to become pregnant. Although doctors and practitioners can occasionally detect strep through a vaginal strep test, these tests are not foolproof and doctors are still often unable to identify the many varieties of this elusive bacterium. This is true even if it is unquestionably in the body on account of the strep-related conditions someone is experiencing, such as SIBO.
SIBO in the Body
Presently, many experts are suggesting that SIBO is often just an issue in a person’s intestinal tract, but this is not the case. A fact that is currently absent from the trending SIBO information is that SIBO can be present in the body from the mouth all the way to the rectum. That means, SIBO can be found in your stomach, duodenum, small intestinal tract, large intestinal tract, and even the esophagus.
Many medical professionals wrongfully conclude that bacteria mostly proliferate in the intestinal tract because of the pervasive but inaccurate belief that there is no hydrochloric acid in this area. However, he or she may be skeptical that bacteria is able to create chaos in the stomach, which is where they believe the hydrochloric acid is. These ideas, which many medical professionals regard as truth, stem from the fact that much of the current information surrounding hydrochloric acid is inaccurate.
The Truth About Hydrochloric Acid
As I said, some professionals believe it is impossible to have bacteria in the stomach due to the presence of hydrochloric acid, which is supposed to break down and kill any bacteria that develops. However, this notion is faulty. Firstly, medical research and medical science still believe hydrochloric acid to be a single acidic solution. When in actuality, hydrochloric acid is a complex blend of seven acids— a critical piece of information I brought to light in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods. Medical communities are yet to become aware of this truth.
A doctor may tell you that you have strong hydrochloric acid or ample hydrochloric acid based off of tests he or she has run, but these tests are not taking into consideration all seven of the components that make up the hydrochloric acid blend, because medical research and medical science do not even realize that this blend exists! For this reason, certain components of the hydrochloric acid blend in your body may be low even if a test suggests otherwise.
Medical research and medical science are most familiar with one element of the seven elements that make up the blend. Consequently, if that element, along with three of the other elements that constitute part of the blend, are sufficiently present, then a test might indicate that you have adequate or even abundant hydrochloric acid even if the other three elements are severely depleted or completely absent. When just two or three of the components in the blend are low, bacteria will not die when it enters the stomach which opens someone up to the symptoms associated with SIBO and other gut health issues.
If you are a medical professional, you probably know that bacteria can move and travel throughout the body. But what you don’t know, because the information isn’t known, is that the bacteria can travel back up into the stomach from the intestinal tract and create issues. This is information I have shared here and in my books and radio shows so that you and your loved ones can understand the truth about bacteria and how they move around. If you are a medical or health professional, this is especially important to understand so you can better help your clients. This is true even if a test leads you to believe that you have high levels of hydrochloric acid in your stomach. For this reason, it is critical that you begin to truly build up your hydrochloric acid so that you can work to heal from SIBO or protect yourself and others from this condition and other gut health issues that arise when hydrochloric acid becomes deficient.
Some people who are told that they have ample hydrochloric acid still suffer from stomach ulcers. A likely reason for this is that one or more critical elements of their unknown blend of seven acids are no longer present. Bacteria, which creates these ulcers, can proliferate when powerful hydrochloric acid is not present to maintain harmony in the gut. Whether you are suffering from an ulcer or just wish to avoid developing one, building up the hydrochloric acid in your system is critical.
Certain scientific discoveries and technological advances in the realm of medicine have been amazing and life-changing for many, but these developments do not make up for that fact that simple, biological processes essential to our health and well-being are still not fully understood. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are compassionate, well intentioned, and truly this earth’s greatest blessing because of the many countless lives they save. But the lack of understanding and awareness, and the misinformation rampant in medical and alternative health communities, can sometimes lead people astray and they are either given the wrong diagnosis, incorrect information, the wrong medication or healing guidance, or no hope at all for healing. This has to be corrected for the sake of the millions of people suffering with illnesses and symptoms that medical and health communities don’t understand or know the truth about.
For example, medical science and medical research do not understand what happens to food once it enters your stomach. The mystery surrounding this part of the digestive process will not be discovered for many hundreds of years. One reason for this is the role God plays in this moment of the process. Instead of God, you may personally refer to a higher power, higher source, the universe, or the creator. Regardless of the wording that resonates with you, know that when food drops into your stomach, God is playing a part in the holy miracle that is digestion. Mysteries like this— that medical research and medical science have yet to discover— are the reason I work tirelessly to bring you the most accurate information available. Yes, medical science has a basic theoretical understanding of how enzymes, digestion and assimilation work, but what is known is feeble and crude compared to what really occurs. I am here to share the truth with you on as many mystery illnesses and symptoms as possible. SIBO is just one of them. You can learn about hundreds of others in my books Medical Medium and Thyroid Healing (which covers many conditions and illnesses that affect other areas, not just the thyroid), and in my hundreds of other radio shows and blog posts which you can find on my blog.
Building Up Your Hydrochloric Acid
Many doctors recommend using antibiotics to treat SIBO, but this tool often can serve to strengthen strep that’s already in the system over time. A major issue with strep is that it can quickly grow immune to antibiotics, and the frequent use of antibiotics can lead to an aggressive, mutated form. This has led to the emergence of a number of different varieties of streptococcus.
Decades ago, there were just two groups of strep with a small number of strains connected to each. Unfortunately, these groups of strep have grown more and more antibiotic resistant as time has progressed and now groups A and B have now turned into groups A through Z, and even surpassing the alphabet. Medical research and medical science currently are only aware of eight groups and they are unaware that there are many more. Not only is there more groups than A through Z, but each of these groups also contains a host of mutated strains offshooting from each group.
The frequent overuse of antibiotics has led to numerous antibiotic resistant strep strains. If you have gone to a doctor during the past forty years for anything from a cold, to an ear infection, to tonsillitis, to a host of other complaints, you were most likely prescribed antibiotics. If someone is given antibiotics throughout childhood and a true healing protocol is never implemented she or he is likely over time to develop a resistant strain of strep that can linger in the system into adulthood, causing acne, sinus problems, UTIs, pneumonia, and even appendicitis. There is a place for antibiotics in today’s world of medicine, such as in the case of critical conditions that are out of control. But the goal is to work on strengthening the immune system so you can try to avoid a severe medical emergency where antibiotics have to be used to at least stabilize the situation until natural methods can do deeper healing. It can be a vicious cycle or catch 22 for some people. The strep can grow immune to the antibiotics once more and health can once again worsen and become a critical emergency, for example, in the case of serious chronic urinary tract infections. and then antibiotics may need to be used again. This can trap someone in a very difficult cycle and this is what we are trying to avoid whenever possible.
Throughout the years, I have known many individuals suffering from severe UTIs, SIBO, acne and other strep-related health issues who used a mix of antibiotics in an attempt to pacify their symptoms and conditions. Sadly, antibiotics can only suppress symptoms for so long. Do not worry or fret if you’ve taken antibiotics in the past for strep-related issues. Fortunately, you are now learning the answers that can allow you to move forward and truly heal. One of the ways you can begin to knock down the strep in your system and heal from strep-related conditions like SIBO is by building up your hydrochloric acid.
When you build up your hydrochloric acid, you are not only helping kill off the bacteria in your stomach, but you are also killing off any bacteria that might be trying to get into your stomach. The reason for this is that hydrochloric acid works not only in the stomach, but also deep in the duodenum and small intestinal tract. This is another feature of hydrochloric acid that is completely unknown to medical research and medical science. The medical communities are still only looking at a small fraction of the blend of seven acids that make up the hydrochloric acid in your system. A handful of the six elements that have not yet been studied are in charge of working with your immune system to protect places other than the stomach, such as deep inside the small intestinal tract, where certain elements of the hydrochloric acid blend work to kill off bacteria. The numerous areas in your body where hydrochloric acid can provide powerful protection and support are just another reason why rebuilding hydrochloric acid is essential for vibrant health.
One simple, powerful way to build up hydrochloric acid in your body is to drink 16 oz of straight celery juice on an empty stomach each morning. When I was a child Spirit taught me this life-changing practice, so I spent a lifetime bringing this powerful tool to so many people who were looking for answers to their health issues. If you need motivation to start regularly juicing celery, check out the Medical Medium Instagram. Not only will you find people from all over the world extolling the impact celery juice has had on their healing journeys, but you will find an inspiring community of individuals seeking health and healing. I also share more about the powerful healing tool plain celery juice is in my books Medical Medium, Life-Changing Foods and Thyroid Healing.
Why is celery juice changing the lives of people around the world? Because the mineral salts found in celery help restore any missing elements in the blend of seven acids that together comprise your hydrochloric acid. These powerful mineral salts are actually poisonous to bacteria and once they restore your hydrochloric acid, the fortified blend of seven acids will be able to destroy SIBO, kill off any variety of strep, and enhance the immune system. This too is unknown to medical and alternative health communities.
Your immune system is constantly working to kill off viruses and bacteria, and it needs the support of specific mineral salts to do all it can for you. Certain cells in your immune system find enormous support from the mineral salts in celery. Similar mineral salts can be found in the stems of spinach. Once these mineral salts are gathered by your white blood cells, they are utilized to generate chemical compounds that work to rid the body of SIBO. It will be hundreds of years before medical science and medical research understand these phenomenal ways in which mineral salts assist the body. But now you know this truth I bring to you and you can move your healing process forward.
A celery’s mineral composition changes depending on where the celery is grown. When you buy celery from the store, you probably are unaware that your celery is coming from different farms at different times throughout the year. And, If you buy a celery juice while you’re out and about, the juice bar is likely to use celery harvested from a completely different farm than the celery found at your local grocery store. The reason I highlight this is because celery from different farms or different growing areas within a large farm can provide you with mineral salts that have slightly different compositions. The diversity of the mineral salts can be wonderfully supportive as you rebuild your hydrochloric acid. However, if you are only able to purchase celery from one small farm year-round, it will still provide you with ample benefits and support your healing efforts.
Redesigning Your Immune System
When you are working to overcome strep, not only is it important to rebuild your hydrochloric acid, but changing the structure of your immune system can be a powerful step forward as well. By restructuring the immune system, you are providing this system with the ability to create new chemical compounds. Because strep is not immune to these new chemical compounds, they are able to help destroy this bacteria and remove it from the body.
When your doctor or practitioner suggests that you are battling an overgrowth of bacteria, you may not be given all the essential information you need to take full control of you healing. A doctor who offers you an antibiotic for an ill-defined bacteria or an alternative practitioner who offers you herbs and suggests dietary changes, but isn’t able to expound on your illness with truth and exactitude are still not giving you the answers that you deserve to know. But this is still not a reason to avoid working with your doctor who is selflessly in the trenches every day providing you with support, compassion, and many other important medical resources and needs that benefit your health and wellbeing. SIBO and the underlying strep are certainly conquerable, but in order to overcome these issues, you must first know that these are the issues you are working to heal.
Once you know that your body is fighting off strep, you may be able to recall periods in the past where this very same bacterium gave rise to unpleasant symptoms or conditions. This information may bring to mind the strep throat you suffered from twenty years ago, the swollen tonsils you endured in your twenties, the miserable sinus infection you went through a while back, the severe cystic acne you battled as a teenager or adult, the styes that emerge every so often, or your most recent UTI. And, once you are able to fully identify what is going on in your system, you completely shift the trajectory of your healing process. If you are diagnosed with SIBO and you recognize that strep is wreaking havoc in your system, not only will you be able to connect the dots to other strep-related symptoms and conditions in your past, but you will be able to attack the underlying cause with a confidence and a precision you would not otherwise have.
As soon as you learn that streptococcus is behind SIBO, that understanding actually starts to break down the bacteria that’s wreaking havoc in your system. I cannot emphasize enough the transformative power of knowing what is truly wrong and knowing what you need to do to heal. This knowledge is life-changing! You may know that your thoughts affect your immune system, but this intensifies considerably once you know the exact culprit stirring up issues in your body. If you are suffering with SIBO, you now know that strep is in your system, and at the end of this article you will learn the foods and supplements you can take to knock down the bacteria and conquer this condition. In this moment, thanks to your newfound knowledge, you are actually redesigning your immune system to better go after the bug. Knowledge really is power and when you also know what to do with that knowledge to heal, you have the full equation for healing!
An identification process occurs where killer cells in our body are able to fully connect to the pathogen that’s triggering our symptoms or condition. Our immune system has the ability to modify and adjust, redirect itself, and absorb new information through frequencies of thought, but these attributes are just the beginning. Your immune system is also able to restructure chemical compounds— a fact that medical research and medical science will not stumble upon for three or more decades. Lymphocytes, a subset of the immune system’s white blood cells, use the healing information you learn and acknowledge as truth to create a new chemical compound that matches this understanding about what’s happening inside your body. This development allows your immune system to go after bugs that were once unaffected by its protective efforts.
Over the years, I’ve met some people who don’t want to know the information that can help them to truly heal. They would prefer to go their doctors, take the medication their doctors prescribe, temporarily alleviate their issues, and move on with their lives until a symptom worsens or another issue arises. Although this is an option people can choose to take, learning the information that can bring about genuine healing can be a life-changing gift. If the path towards healing feels overwhelming, know that you can take it one step at a time, one change at a time, and one day at a time. Shifting your diet and lifestyle choices can be a challenge so it is important to extend grace to yourself as you move through these changes.
Throughout this process, never forget this essentia truth— your body loves you and desperately wants you to heal and is doing everything it can to make that happen even before you stumble upon the answers and information that you need. The knowledge that your body is always working for you is incredibly powerful, and once you learn the true cause behind your health issues and the steps you can take to restore your body, your capacity to heal reaches an entirely new level.
I’ve discussed the developing fear around fruit and the misconceptions that feed this growing aversion in my first book, Medical Medium, and in the “Healing Power of Fruit" radio show. Unfortunately, this damaging trend continues to advance. Often people are incorrectly advised to avoid fruit if they are trying to rid their bodies of yeast, mold, and bacteria, or heal from symptoms and conditions such as Candida and SIBO. Sadly, this inaccurate advice can lead people to develop a severe fear of fruits— foods that are actually critical for genuine healing.
You may feel better if you replace your diet, high in processed foods, with lean protein, ample veggies, and no fruit, which is a common choice today, but the reason for this is that the foods you are now choosing to eat are far more clean than the highly processed options you had previously been consuming. However, if you begin to include fruit in your diet, even more healing can take place. You need fruit to truly thrive physically, and if you do not include fruit in your diet or work towards including more of it over time, your health will eventually falter. I’ve seen this happen to numerous people throughout my life. Some meat eaters avoid fruit and stick to lean animal protein and vegetables. Some vegans and vegetarians avoid fruit and stick to grains, vegetables and processed plant-based proteins or protein options, like soy products and protein powders. With either diet, these individuals are missing out on the countless life-giving benefits found in fruit.
Some people don’t feel the best when they start consuming fruit. They may complain that they are experiencing detox symptoms. The reason for this is that they probably are experiencing noticeable detox. Fruit is highly detoxifying and helps to rid our bodies of toxins that build up. Acids naturally found in fruit actually dissolve bacteria. This is one significant reason to consume fruit if you are trying to heal SIBO because the bacteria causing SIBO is destroyed by fruit acids.
Do not let books and articles citing biased information impact whether or not you nourish your body with some delicious ripe speckled bananas, figs, cherries, mangos, watermelon, and other healing fruits. Bananas can suffocate bacteria and draw it out of the body. They can be a particularly powerful support for someone who is working to overcome SIBO. As you move forward in your healing journey, try to release any fears you may have around fruits and embrace these powerful foods for the many gifts they can offer you! To learn more about the miraculous physical, emotional, and spiritual healing properties of different fruits, along with different leafy greens, vegetables, herbs, spices, and wild foods, check out my book Life-Changing Foods.
Bringing some simple herbs into your diet can help rid your body of SIBO and destroy the underlying strep. Some particularly powerful herbs to incorporate include rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, parsley, and cilantro. Sprinkle some fresh thyme or sage onto whatever cooked or raw dishes you whip up. Powerful additions such as these can help protect you from having to turn to antibiotics for a bacteria-related health issue in the future. Regularly sipping on a mug of thyme tea can be beneficial as well. Oregano, either fresh or in capsule form, is a tremendous weapon against SIBO. The mineral salts in parsley are just one of the many reasons this herb is a wonderful addition to any diet. Juicing parsley and combining it with a celery juice base can be a fantastic drink for helping knock down SIBO. Cilantro is not only great at drawing heavy metals out of the body, but it works to destroy SIBO as well. You can easily bring a few of these herbs into one dish by adding thyme, rosemary, and sage into a tasty guacamole, hummus, salsa, or another kind of dip. However you choose to incorporate these herbs into your diet, know that you are helping to fight off SIBO and strep each time you do.
Bringing certain supplements into your daily routine alongside the fruits, leafy greens, vegetables, and herbs you choose to eat can be a wonderful addition to your healing protocol. Pau d’arco in tincture form is a fantastic herb to include. Hyssop tea, hibiscus tea, and elderberry tea are three wonderful drink options that contain powerful anti-SIBO properties. Some of these supplement recommendations act similarly to celery juice in the body. Like celery juice, they support the immune system in its efforts to create the chemical compounds that kill off SIBO. A daily dose of olive leaf can be a fantastic addition. You can find recommendations for both a tincture and capsule form on my preferred supplements page. Vitamin C, which can be an incredibly supportive supplement for a number of symptoms and conditions, can bolster your immune system so that it has the fortitude to keep strep from wreaking havoc and triggering issues such as UTIs, styes, pelvic inflammatory problems, cystic acne, and sinus problems. Two supplements that I frequently recommend— a high-quality liquid zinc and B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin— are both important additions for anyone with SIBO. For more supplement suggestions to help address SIBO, check out my “Streptococcus Revealed” radio show and blog post.
Things to Avoid
If you suffer from SIBO, it is critical that you avoid chocolate until you have cleared the strep out of your system and are fully healed. If you do not have SIBO, strep, or other health problems you are working to heal and you absolutely love chocolate, then you might be able to include the occasional chocolate treat without experiencing issues. However, if you have been given a SIBO diagnosis, it is best to avoid chocolate for the time being. If you have SIBO, but adore chocolate and don’t see yourself giving up this treat, try to reduce your intake until you heal and choose a cleaner option without dairy or processed sugars or make your own at home with clean ingredients. I include a chocolate pomegranate bark recipe in my book Life-Changing Foods to provide chocolate lovers with a safer and cleaner option to enjoy sparingly if they really desire it. Chocolate cravings typically stem from a need for more calories and more glucose so increasing how much fruit you eat daily is very important. It can also be part of an addiction to the adrenaline that rushes when someone consumes chocolate or thinks about or gets near to chocolate if they are addicted to it. You can learn more about addictions and how this works in my radio shows and articles where I share brand new information that is not known by any medical, health, or psychology communities. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 on my blog.
If you are suffering with SIBO, this new information may be simultaneously surprising, exciting, and overwhelming. Fortunately, you can always return to this article and the other resources I provide to remind yourself of the truth and reignite your desire to seek genuine healing. Simply by reading this article, you have already started redesigning your immune system! Continuing to fill your mind with the truth will only serve to strengthen this life-enhancing development.
An additional step you can take is beginning to rebuild the hydrochloric acid in your stomach. To do this, try bringing straight celery juice into your morning routine on an empty stomach. Perhaps you start off juicing three times a week and continue to increase the number of mornings you juice as you grow more comfortable with the practice. I’m am proud of you for every single step you take towards healing, no matter how small it seems. Celebrate every victory— even purchasing a head of celery with the intention of making juice is a win! Restoring your body takes time, patience, and persistence, but with accurate information and the proper tools you are fully equipped to heal.
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Do you suffer with cystic acne? If so, you’ve probably tried a number of topical ointments, creams, scrubs, and other products to try and free yourself from this frustrating condition. It’s often considered normal to be plagued by pimples as a teenager, but many continue to battle this symptom well into adulthood. In both times of life, there is a reason behind the acne, and it’s not just hormones. Why are countless men and women affected by this frustrating skin issue? Like so many other chronic mystery symptoms and conditions, medical science and medical research have yet to figure out the answer. I revealed the underlying cause of cystic acne decades ago and have been able to help people rid themselves of this troubling and painful symptom. Hopefully the truths you learn here will keep you from being mislead by the misinformation found in books, on the internet, and in health-related television shows.
If you do not suffer from acne, you may not realize the frustration and pain this symptom can cause. Many of us live in cultures where a great deal of importance is placed on appearance for both men and women. It makes sense that a person would not only want to feel good, but would want clear skin as well. Especially as a teenager, there is a significant amount of pressure to look a certain way, and suffering from acne can lead someone to experience bullying, isolation, and other social problems. And, as an adult these same appearance-based pressures may still be present. Fortunately, there are numerous things you can bring into your diet and daily routine to help permanently clear up your cystic acne and I’ll share them with you below. First, let’s talk about the real underlying cause of acne.
Have you ever known someone who rarely washes his or her face, never uses creams or facial scrubs, and yet always seems to have clear, acne-free skin? There are actually people who may go months at a time without washing their face or hair and will not even get one clogged pore. Every once in awhile someone may get some clogged pores that result in a very mild case of acne, but this naturally occurring acne is rare. If you suffer from more than just the occasional clogged pore, there is most likely an underlying issue behind your acne. Regardless of whether someone suffers from a regular amount of acne that seems somewhat manageable, borderline cystic acne, or cystic acne, the underlying issue is the same and needs to be addressed for true healing to take place.
There are two prevalent misconceptions surrounding acne. First off, many acne sufferers are told that their bodies are overproducing sebum and dead skin cells, which can lead to clogged pores. Certain medical professionals suggest that if bacteria from the skin’s surface gets into these clogged pores, these areas will grow infected and inflamed. This is inaccurate. Acne is not made up of the naturally occurring oils in your body and these oils in no way lead to cystic acne.
A second acne misconception is that this symptom is hormonal. Oftentimes women are told that that their hormones are responsible for their acne. This is also incorrect information. Acne may be worse during puberty or during a woman’s menstrual cycle each month, but hormones are not the reason for the appearance or increase in acne during these specific times.
Many medical professionals blame acne issues on hormones. This seems like a likely culprit because acne tends to worsen for many women during puberty and during certain times in the menstrual cycle. Some women, who may not have even suffered from acne as a teenager, may begin to struggle with acne later on in life around their menstruation each month. Medical communities are unaware that during a woman's menstrual cycle, 80% of the immune system is redirected towards assisting the reproductive system. That means that only 20% of the immune system is left to support any other health issues your body may be working to heal. As a result, if you normally suffer from migraine headaches, eczema, fatigue, aches and pains, brain fog, depression, joint pain, or any other symptom or condition, during your cycle it may reappear or worsen. This is of course true for acne too. During this time a woman’s lymphocytes lower and a wave of acne is more likely to arise. Next time pimples pop up during menstruation, recognize that it is not your hormones. There is another underlying cause that was already present and the shift in the focus of your immune system is affecting the severity of your breakout.
Acne & Antibiotics
If you have suffered with cystic acne, there is a likely chance that your doctor or dermatologist has recommended antibiotics. One reason for this maybe due to the fact that antibiotics have been recommended for virtually every health issue over the years. A second reason is that antibiotics, when they were first used to treat severe cystic acne decades ago, actually seemed to help the patients' skin clear. At this point, doctors did not know exactly why the antibiotics helped improve someone’s acne symptoms, but they did take note of the improvement that people seemed to be experiencing. This supposed cure medical doctors stumbled upon ignited the trend of using antibiotics to treat acne, and throughout the decades a variety of antibiotics, some more dangerous than others, have been created and heavily promoted for people suffering with all different severities of acne.
You maybe wondering why antibiotics seemed to help reduce acne decades ago. The reason is because acne and cystic acne are related to streptococcus and are bacterial in nature. However, that doesn’t mean that antibiotics are a real cure for acne or that they truly heal the root cause of the problem. This is obvious from the many people who still suffer with acne after taking many rounds of antibiotics.
Medical communities aren’t aware that streptococcus is the cause a number of health issues including UTIs, pneumonia, SIBO, yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, migraines, styes, and sinus problems and it contributes to countless other health problems along with other factors. Along with these symptoms and conditions, cystic acne may also arise. Even if you do not have any other streptococcus-related symptoms and feel fairly healthy overall, you may still have chronic, low-grade streptococcus sitting in different areas of your lymphatic system stirring up acne issues. If you suffered from strep throat as a child, it is likely you will notice acne arise as a teenager or adult. It may not be a severe case and may only appear every so often depending on the severity of strep in your system. if you frequently suffered from bronchitis or pneumonia as a child, you may end up battling severe acne later in life as well. Other health issues as a child that may be a sign for acne later in life include tonsillitis and/or frequent styes. Medical science and research aren’t aware that streptococcus is the cause or a factor in any of the conditions.
When streptococcus is in your body it can move from the liver to your lymphatic system. Your body maybe able to keep the strep under control for the most part, but there might be times where the strep reaches the derma and works underneath it, which can lead to cystic acne. For this reason, if you continuously run yourself down by making unproductive food choices, leading a stressful lifestyle, and infrequently implementing supportive self-care practices, your immune system will have a difficult time managing any chronic strep in the lymphatic system. Because of this, the strep is more likely to push through to the surface of the derma. Lymphatic channels are all over the body and consequently acne may arise in a number of places. You may notice acne appear on your chest, shoulders, neck, face, head (top, back, sides or crown), hairline, breasts, armpits, legs, groin, and/or underneath and around the butt. If you suffer from both acne and eczema, you may not only have strep, but a heavy viral load in your liver as well. The true cause of eczema is a complete mystery to medical communities. I cover this condition, along with psoriasis and rosacea, in my book Liver Rescue. I released a radio show and blog post to reveal what’s really causing this challenging condition.
It is challenging to truly eliminate strep bacteria. Lymphocytes, which play the biggest role in managing and lowering strep in the system, need a sufficient amount of zinc and supportive foods to best control and fight back against strep. Without proper fuel, the lymphocytes will not be able to prevent strep from reaching the derma.
Doctors are prescribing antibiotics for some of their patients who suffer from cystic acne. What these doctors don’t realize is that their patients’ cystic acne is due to antibiotic resistant strep building up and creating scar tissue underneath the derma. In these instances, the body creates pus-filled cysts above the derma in an attempt to fight against the bacteria while lymphocytes underneath the derma are trying to hunt down rogue strep bacteria.
Decades ago, there were just two groups of strep with a small number of strains connected to each. Medical research and medical science had no idea that the reason cystic acne was improving when antibiotics were administered back in the day was because these antibiotics were able to knock down the basic strains of strep people had in their systems at the time. Unfortunately, these groups of strep have grown more and more antibiotic resistant as time has progressed and now groups A and B have now turned into groups A through Z. Medical research and medical science may only have a certain number of groups recorded, but in reality there are groups A through Z which all contain a host of mutated strains offshooting from each group.
Although antibiotics were useful for cystic acne sufferers in the past, that is not always the case now. The frequent overuse of antibiotics has led to numerous antibiotic resistant strep strains. If you have gone to a doctor during the past forty years for anything from a cold, to an ear infection, to tonsillitis, to a host of other complaints, you were most likely prescribed antibiotics. If someone is given antibiotics throughout childhood and a true healing protocol is never implemented she or he is likely to develop a resistant strain of strep that can linger in the system into adulthood. There is a place for antibiotics in today’s world of medicine, such as in the case of critical conditions that are out of control. But the goal is to work on strengthening the immune system so you can try to avoid a severe medical emergency where antibiotics have to be used to at least stabilize the situation until natural methods can do deeper healing. It can be a vicious cycle or catch 22 for some people. The strep can grow immune to the antibiotics once more and health can once again worsen and become a critical emergency, and then antibiotics may need to be used again. This can trap someone in a very difficult cycle and this is what we are trying to avoid whenever possible.
Strep strains can also be picked up on doorknobs, on toilet seats, and in restaurants, which I discuss in my radio show about Food Poisoning. If you’re using the restroom at a restaurant or in another public area, I would recommend flushing the toilet prior to using it, even if the water looks clean, and placing paper on the seat as well. Little tricks like this can help protect you from picking up an unwanted variety of strep. You can also wipe your hands with handi-wipes when out of the house after touching public surfaces or doorknobs. The person can pass this strain onto partners through sexual contact or strengthen the strains they already have through antibiotic use.
This information is not meant to make you more fearful of things in this world. Rather, I hope it can bring you a sense of empowered awareness. If you do happen to pick up a strain of strep, or are battling chronic strep from childhood, know that you can build up your immune system, fight off this bacteria, clear up any acne or any other condition mentioned in this article that is caused by strep, and move forward.
If you have cystic acne, you also have strep lurking somewhere deep in your system. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help fight off this strep and start to heal the external symptom of this internal bacteria.
You’ve probably tried a number of topical creams, ointments, and maybe even antibiotics in an attempt to heal your acne. The reason antibiotics are unlikely to work is because once you ingest antibiotics, they usually sit in your liver and can feed low-levels of strep. This is true even if your cystic acne seems to improve for a period of time. Doctors may prescribe antibiotics to a cystic acne sufferer for six or nine months, up to as long as two to three years. These low levels of different antibiotics may help keep acne at bay for a period, but internally the problems is not truly being resolved and strep, the source of the cystic acne, may actually be growing stronger due to the antibiotic use. If you want to truly heal acne and eliminate the underlying cause, your best option is using natural antibacterials.
Garlic is an incredible food for killing strep. Onion can kill both strep and H. pylori. The reason I mention H. pylori is because people with certain strains of strep usually have H. pylori as well. Greens such as mâche, spinach, kale, chard, butter leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, and green leaf lettuce work to help kill strep in the system over time. Regardless of the diet you choose to follow, make sure you are consuming an abundant mix of leafy greens. All greens possess an incredible assortment of medicinal qualities, which can’t be quantified, measured, or weighed by science. Cherries and all other berries contain antibacterial properties that help fight against strep. Bananas are a fantastic food to combat strep as well. Wild blueberries work to breakdown strep and heal other strep-related issues including SIBO, UTIs, pneumonia, styes, migraines, bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, or sinus problems. All herbs have antibacterial properties as well. Some herbs are more antibacterial than others, but all herbs can offer at least some value. Peppermint, oregano, thyme, sage, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon are just some of the many herbs and spices you may want to incorporate into your diet as you work to eliminate strep. Other foods to bring into your diet while you fight off strep include cucumbers, tomatoes, red bell peppers, winter squash, sweet potatoes and other tuberous roots.
The more fresh fruits and vegetables you incorporate into your diet, the more fuel you will have to lower the levels of strep in your liver and lymphatic system. To learn how to properly support the liver, check out Liver Rescue.
You can also find more of the important supplements and herbs for strep in my radio show and article Streptococcus Revealed. Don't miss this extra information as it's a critical part of the healing picture.
If you are currently on an antibiotic to help control your cystic acne and want to change your protocol, it is important that you work with an understanding doctor or practitioner who can help you safely transition to a new protocol. Strep has never built up a resistance towards any fruit, vegetable, herb, or spice, so bringing these in can have a powerful impact against this bug. With the correct foods and supplements, you have the power to build up your immune system, kill off any strep or other havoc-wreaking bugs, and live your life free from cystic acne.
If you tried to clear up your cystic acne in the past by incorporating fresh fruits and veggies, but did not see much improvement, try bringing even more fruits and vegetables into your diet, and start being mindful of the other foods you consume. If you are an avid meat eater, try to lower the amount of meat you consume, so that you have more room to fill your diet with ample amounts of the bacteria-fighting fruits, leafy greens and veggies listed above. If you are a vegetarian, try to keep the amount of cheese and dairy you consume as minimal as possible or remove it entirely while you’re healing and bring in ample fruits, leafy greens and vegetables. If you are plant-based, make sure your diet is not too grain, nut, or seed heavy, so that fruits, leafy greens and veggies can take center stage. Don’t allow unproductive foods to fill up your stomach and intestinal tract. Make space for the highly productive, disease fighting foods that give you a chance to live a healthy, vibrant life.
You may have heard the saying, “without your health what do you have?”. Although some people believe that without your health, you have nothing, I do not support this idea. I believe that if you are struggling with health issues, and do not feel like you are thriving, you still have the opportunity to get your health back, and you are also so much more than your health. Besides this opportunity to reclaim your health and vitality, you also have your wonderful soul, your loving heart, good intentions, compassion, and love. Hold on to all these things you do have as you seize your opportunity to truly heal.
While working to heal your cystic acne, take one day at a time and do not lose hope. Healing strep may take patience and persistence, but with the right healing protocol in place know that you are on the way to embracing a life free of acne. GIve yourself plenty of time to heal and have faith. I hope that this information not only empowers you, but is the start of helping you become an expert about a host of chronic mystery symptoms and conditions. As you bring more and more pieces of the protocol into your life, know that you are healing more than just your cystic acne. The healing suggestions laid out in this article can transform your health in countless ways and leave you thriving more than you ever have before!
This item posted: 22-Jun-2017 - Disclaimer
If you’ve ever wandered the supplement aisle of a health food store, you may have come across a skin, hair, and nails formula. Formulas like this often promise stronger nails, perfect skin, and lustrous hair— qualities many of us would love. Unfortunately, these alluring supplements usually contain minuscule amounts of beneficial ingredients alongside a host of unfavorable ones. Instead of being lured into buying products that won’t actually fix the appearance of your skin, hair, or nails, I am here to share with you the real reasons behind skin blemishes, damaged hair, and brittle nails. Once you know the truth about these issues you can begin to heal your body from the inside out and come away with not only stronger nails, shinier hair, and better skin, but a wellness that no single product could ever offer.
Do you have wrinkles, blemishes, or under eye circles? If these skin issues emerge, people typically search for various remedies and creams to try and improve the condition of their skin. Although certain practices can be somewhat helpful, usually people turn to ineffective fixes that don’t address the origins of their skin issues.
Creams & Tonics
Oftentimes people turn to lotions and tonics to help treat their skin, but these topical treatments will not offer the true healing people are after. There are some antiviral and anticancer skin salves that you can create to help support skin issues, and there are creams that will mildly soften and moisturize the skin, but these ointments can only offer so much support. To really tackle skin problems you must work on healing the underlying issues.
Below the Surface
When it comes to figuring out why we have loose skin, blemishes, liver spots, and other skin problems, we have to dive below the surface and assess what’s going on underneath the epidermis.
The health of your liver plays a huge role in the health of your skin. The more toxic your liver is, the more likely you are to develop wrinkles and other skin problems that are typically associated with aging. Many people’s livers are burdened with toxins, and often people enter the world with toxins already built up in this organ from plastics, petrol oil, DDT, toxic heavy metals and other toxins that are passed onto us from our forefathers. I discuss this unknown truth and many others in my books Medical Medium, Life-Changing Foods, and Liver Rescue and also in my book Thyroid Healing. Cleaning out the toxins from your toxin-saturated liver is an essential part of addressing skin issues.
Many things are happening inside your liver. The tremendous amount of blood that floods into the liver not only contains oxygen and nutrients, but also has toxins that the liver must filter out. Once the liver cleanses and processes the blood, it then sends that blood to various areas of the body. If the liver directs blood that contains unfavorable material to the skin you may find that liver spots, wrinkles, flabby skin or other issues develop. Some people inherit incredibly toxic livers and as a result are forced to deal with major skin, hair, and nail issues, sometimes from early in life. Fortunately, regardless of your toxin load, there are measures you can take to clean up your liver and heal your skin!
Adrenaline can create liver issues and negatively affect the health of your skin. If you’ve had to endure a number of acute stressors early on in life, it is likely that adrenaline has negatively impacted numerous organs, including your liver. When emotionally-charged situations occur, such as a the loss of a loved one, broken trust, or a financial hardship, corrosive adrenaline floods your system, hinders the liver, and can impact your skin. Working to support your adrenals through grazing and the use of certain supplements and nourishing foods is a key part of revitalizing your skin.
Support for Your Skin
There are a number of things you can do to aid your adrenals, cleanse your liver and offer your skin incredible support. Here are just a few things to be mindful of as you work to improve your skin and overall health.
While covering your eyes with cucumbers during a spa treatment may feel nice and relaxing, drinking 16oz of straight cucumber juice will actually do far more to support your skin. Sipping on plain cucumber juice once a day is a phenomenal practice for promoting both liver and skin health.
Avoid fried foods, eggs, and dairy, and try to keep your fat intake low. Your liver can be burdened by too much fat in the diet and the focus for skin health needs to be on supporting the liver. If you are a meat eater, try to reduce the amount of animal protein you consume by only including it once a day. Cut out pork and instead opt for pasture-raised chicken and turkey breast, 100% grass-fed beef and other lean meats that are organic and antibiotic-free. If you choose to include fish in your diet, some better choices include salmon, halibut, and haddock. If you are able to cut your animal protein consumption in half this will lower your overall fat intake and leave room in your diet for an abundance of liver-cleansing fruits, leafy greens and vegetables. People who notice improvements in their skin when they cut out pastries, packaged goods, fried foods, and unproductive oils, will likely note even greater developments once they reduce the amount of animal protein in their diets. If you eat a plant based diet, you can reduce your plant fats by 50% also. For example, you can minimize oils and reduce nuts and seeds to just a couple of tablespoons per day. Or if you’re eating a lot of avocadoes, you could reduce consumption to 1/2 to 1 avocado per day. It’s important to increase your fruits and veggies significantly no matter which fats you reduce to ensure you are still consuming enough calories. If you feel sluggish or low energy after you reduce animal protein or any kind of fats in your diet, it could very well be because you are not eating enough calories from fruits, leafy greens, vegetables and other healthy foods to make up for the caloric drop.
Reducing the fat in your diet will also make space to bring in more beta-carotene-rich foods. Beta-carotene is critical for healthy skin and is found in a number of fruits and vegetables. When you provide your body with carotenes, the liver is able to send carotene-rich blood through the subcutaneous fat up to the skin. The liver is also able to label and slightly alter the carotene so that it is capable of surviving the trip to the derma. The liver, a master at manipulating chemical compounds, allows for a completely different form of methylation than medical science and medical research are currently familiar with. When the liver knows carotenes are available to send to the skin, it fuels the delivery differently by making sure that there is ample oxygen in the blood that supplies the carotenes to the derma. Medical research and medical science have not yet discovered this incredible process. Foods high in beta-carotene include mangoes, papayas, mamey sapote, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens such as spinach. In addition, raspberries and colorful melon varieties are rich in beta-carotene. Whether you slice up a papaya for breakfast or munch on some mangoes before bed, your skin will appreciate whatever carotenes you are able to bring into your diet.
Eating foods that contain silica is important as well. It will be years before medical science and medical research discover that there are two different kinds of silica. One type of silica offers tremendous support for the bones while the other variety is particularly helpful for the skin. This second variety of silica can be found in vegetables such as asparagus and artichokes. The stems of kale also contain this silica. Horsetail and nettle possess both varieties of silica and when you ingest either herb, your liver separates out the two kinds of silica and delivers each to the area they best support. If you’re looking to have tight, healthy skin, bringing in the variety of silica that offers powerful skin support is essential. A high-quality silica supplement that focuses on supporting bone health can be beneficial as well. This supplement typically offers a number of extra benefits alongside bone health support.
Ridding your liver of pesticides, heavy metals, and other toxins can transform the health of your liver and skin. One great way to remove these toxins is by consuming the top five foods for detoxifying heavy metals from the body daily— wild blueberries, cilantro, spirulina, barley grass juice extract powder, and Atlantic dulse. Consistently including all of these components in your daily diet can be a powerful way to reclaim your health and support your skin. To learn more about the heavy metal detox check out my blog post on heavy metal detox.
You’ve probably heard about the importance of hydration when it comes to the health of your skin, and I want to highlight this fact. Hydration is essential. People who are chronically dehydrated can actually have skin that is deficient of water. Bringing lemon water and other healing liquids into your day like fresh fruit and vegetable juices can be a wonderful step towards better hydration and better skin.
Everyone wants strong, healthy hair, but more often than not people suffer from hair issues that leave them feeling confused and frustrated. Just like the health of your skin, the health of your hair is largely due to issues deep below the surface. In this section, you will discover some of the factors that play a role in creating your hair problems and steps you can take to transform the health of your locks.
Adrenaline & Emotional Stress
Adrenaline from emotional events and life stressors can have a major impact on the health of your hair. When you experience a painful situation or serious hardship, adrenaline floods your system and not only impacts the health of your liver and skin, but can negatively affect your hair as well. If you experience the loss of a loved one, go through a divorce or breakup, or suffer a terrible betrayal, your hair may develop a straw-like texture and fall out. These symptoms can occur after the hardship takes place and may continue for a period of time unless you provide your body with the nourishment and support it needs. A protein-packed hair care product is not going to give your hair the restoration you hope for. One of the best actions you can take to restore your hair is to support your adrenals. Your hair will be at its best when your adrenals are healthy. Learn more about adrenal fatigue in my first book, Medical Medium, and learn some of the best ways to start nourishing your adrenals here.
Medical experts incorrectly believe alopecia is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles that generate hair growth. This misinformation puts the blame on the patient when the truth is, medical research and medical science don’t actually know what triggers alopecia. Eventually the truth that I’ve brought to light will be discovered— that alopecia is an adrenal issue.
Medical research and science is unaware that adrenaline is made up of a complicated group of hormones that have not yet been identified. If someone has alopecia, his or her adrenals are lacking one of the undocumented hormones that make up part of the 56 different blends of adrenaline that I detail in my book Medical Medium. Ashwagandha can be a beneficial supplement for helping to restore a trace of the missing hormone. I’ve worked with people who had alopecia, and once they addressed the issues connected to their adrenal health, their hair was able to grow back.
Like your adrenals, the health of your liver impacts the health of your hair. If you have a toxic, overburdened liver, you are more likely to experience hair problems. In these instances, hair loss or issues such as dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis on the scalp may arise.
Supportive Supplements & Teas
A skin, hair, and nails formula may have a minuscule amount of beneficial ingredients such as horsetail or nettle leaf, but it is also usually packed with fillers and other components that do not contribute to the health of your skin, hair, or nails. Whether you have alopecia or just want to better support your hair, try incorporating ashwagandha in your supplement protocol. This powerful herb can support your adrenals and transform the health of your hair. Nettle leaf tea or tincture and lemon balm tea or tincture are two other supplements that can help restore the hair. Milk thistle may be another supplement you want to include if you are looking to support your liver and revitalize your hair. A high-quality zinc sulfate is beneficial for a host of health issues, including hair, skin, and nail health. Your hair can also benefit from the addition of spirulina and barley grass juice extract powder in your diet. Check out high-quality supplement recommendations on the Medical Medium preferred supplements page.
The state of your nails can tell you a lot more about your overall health than you may realize. Although having divots or ridges in your nails may be annoying, they can actually be extremely helpful signs of internal issues that need to be addressed.
Zinc Deficiencies, Adrenaline, & Liver Issues
Do your nails have white spots, divots, ridges, pockets, bubbles, or vanishing half moons? A long-standing zinc deficiency is typically part of the reason for nail issues. The second part of the problem is usually liver-related. Often when you experience an emotionally-charged situation, whether it be falling in love for the first time or enduring the aftermath of a breakup for example, adrenaline surges through your system and can break down the body if proper adrenal support is not in place. The frequent occurrence of adrenaline rushes can harm the liver and lead to thin, brittle, unhealthy nails. Fortunately, there are a number of supportive supplements and foods you can incorporate to help restore the underlying issues that result in poor nail health.
When it comes to restoring your nails, we often become focused on having a protein deficiency. Instead, shift your focus to providing your body with the key vitamins and minerals that can help truly revitalize your nails.
Zinc is a critical supplement to incorporate if you are working to restore your nails. Pumpkin seeds, which are often said to be high in zinc, contain some of this mineral and can be a great addition to your diet. However, when you are severely zinc deficient, a zinc supplement is essential. Selenium is another great supplement choice for supporting nail health. Ionic manganese free of citric acid can be beneficial as well. Other supplements to consider incorporating include molybdenum and silica. If you work with a practitioner to bring in these supplements and support your liver and adrenals through a fruit, leafy green and veggie-filled diet, you will begin to notice positive changes in your nails and overall health in time.
The Truth About Protein
Many medical professionals presently believe that increased protein consumption is the answer for better skin, hair, and nails, but this is not entirely true. High quality protein, which can easily be procured from spirulina, barley grass juice extract powder, and foods such as kale, spinach, lentils, black beans, and walnuts is valuable, but overloading the liver with large quantities of protein can actually tire out this organ and undermine the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Thousands of different compounds and chemical functions play a role in the health of your skin, hair, and nails, and it is detrimental to exclusively champion protein as the most important element for skin, hair and nail health. Be mindful of the amount of protein you incorporate in your diet and realize that too much protein can have negative effects on your liver and as a result, your skin, hair and nails. Try to move your focus from protein to the particular foods and supplements that can offer genuine support. You can also learn more on my Truth About Protein radio show.
The Truth About Fish Oil Supplements
Omega-3 fish oil has been widely promoted as a support for hair, skin, and nail health, but this information is misguided. The highly concentrated mercury found in krill and fish oil supplements only serves to harm the body. Even products that claims to be mercury-free still contain this toxic heavy metal. Regardless of the diet you choose to follow, switch out your fish oil supplement for a plant-based omega-3. This doesn’t mean you can’t eat certain fish you enjoy, like salmon, because a serving of fish has less mercury than concentrated fish oil. For more information on fish oil supplements check out the “What Not to Eat” chapter in Medical Medium.
Supportive Foods for the Skin, Hair, & Nails
The food choices you make can have an incredible impact on the health of your skin, hair, and nails. If you don’t want to include supplements in your healing protocol at this time, know that bringing the right foods into your diet will still help enormously. Because the liver and the adrenal glands play major roles in skin, hair, and nail health, choosing foods that support these parts of the body is critical. Try to incorporate lettuces such as red leaf and butter leaf which can provide your body with powerful omega-3s. You can also find wonderful omega-3s in hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and walnuts. Certain juices like celery and cucumber can offer invaluable liver support. Figs are wonderful for hair health, as well as skin health, nail health, and any issues a woman may have with her reproductive system. If you aren’t able to find fresh figs, try to bring a few organic dried figs into your diet. Wild blueberries offer the most powerful support for your liver of any food in existence. The being said, all different kinds of berries, including cherries, are good for your liver and can support hair, skin, and nail health. Figs, avocados, and bananas are three foods that are rich in potassium, an essential element for the skin. Bananas are fantastic at helping flush out the liver, cleanse the intestinal tract, and support hair, skin, and nail health. Papayas and mangoes are particularly helpful for supporting the skin. If you choose to sprout lentils, the lentil divides into a carbohydrate and is stored as glycogen in the body that offers incredible support for your skin, hair, and nails. Do you eat a protein-heavy diet? Try making space for some of the foods that will help you heal by substituting some of your protein-dense choices for more of these different fresh fruits and veggies that can offer your skin, hair, and nails some amazing benefits.
Becoming curious about what’s going on underneath the surface is important when you are working to transform the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Could your liver need support? Have your adrenals been under severe strain? Asking these kinds of questions and learning more about the symptoms that point toward an underlying issue can help you address the root issues causing skin, hair, and nail issues. You will also be helping other health issues that you may not be aware of. If you are concerned about the wrinkles on your face, the white spots on your nails, or the straw-like texture of your hair, begin to explore and incorporate the supplements and foods that can actually heal the underlying causes of your skin, hair, and nail issues. Healing your body from the inside out takes knowing the truths that I share here and in my books and on my blog, applying the correct protocol and having patience and persistence, but you will be rewarded for your efforts with the amazing gift of better health. Reach out for support along your journey, hold onto the truths shared here, and never let go of the fact that your body is capable of true healing!
This item posted: 12-Jun-2017 - Disclaimer
Our pets can bring us so much joy, peace, and companionship, and we want to provide them with the best care possible. Unfortunately, like humans, there are a number of health issues our pets can encounter throughout their lives. Whether your pet is up against a neurological condition, nervous system or immune system issue, ALS or AIDS diagnosis, a thyroid problem, cancer, chronic UTIs, lipomas, allergies, hot spots, teeth issues, bad breath, or deficiencies of any kind, there are steps that you can take to support your animal through their health struggles and help them to be the healthiest they can be. I know you consider your pet a part of your family and would do whatever you can to be there for your animal. This article will address common health issues that pets experience, highlight some great supplement and food recommendations, and give you a brief glimpse into the care and support I offer my own four-legged family members.
In the first chapter of my book Medical Medium, I tell the miraculous story of when I saved my dog, August, thanks to the guidance of Spirit and the tremendous support of angelic power. Years ago, we were in New England, taking a walk along the shore of an inlet. August bounded into the frigid water to play and ended up getting stuck far out in the tumultuous waves due to the rough current and a patch of seaweed blocking her from returning to shore. I immediately ripped off my boots and jacket and dove into the bitter cold water, hoping to save my precious loved one and best friend.
When I was about halfway to August, Spirit instructed me to return to shore (you can read more about who Spirit is in my first book Medical Medium also.) I refused, but Spirit insisted, telling me I was already losing the capacity to function because of the frigid waters and would not be able to save August. August had helped me stay strong throughout so much of my life, and I cracked under the thought of losing my beloved companion, yelling out to Spirit in frustration and anger as I was struggling to stay afloat.
At this point, I could no longer feel my body. Orchestrating a miracle for me, Spirit changed his instructions and instead of insisting I head towards the shore, Spirit told me to swim out another fifteen feet. Only because of Spirit helping me was I able to push myself further out into the water. Once I had traveled further into the treacherous bay, I followed Spirit’s instructions to take a deep breath and swim eight feet below the surface. Something other than the adrenaline that was already coursing through my system seemed to infuse my body at this point. Eight feet under water, I opened my eyes and saw August, with her red collar around her neck, in the arms of a female Angel. In a state of euphoria as the angel handed me August, I began to pull her up to the surface of the water. When we emerged, Spirit was standing on top of the water looking directly at me. In my entire lifetime of hearing Spirit constantly talking to me this was only the second time I’d ever seen Spirit. The first time was at age four when I received my gift. At this point, my fear had passed and immense relief and gratitude washed over me until Spirit told me that we were out of time, the Angel was leaving and that I must hurry back to shore while the angelic power was still present. At this moment it dawned on me that the only reason I was able to move through the freezing cold waters was due to the powerful angelic assistance. As relief turned into panic again, I fought my way with everything I had left in me to get back to shore with August, completely drained and hypothermic, but grateful we both survived.
I thanked Spirit for helping me with August’s miraculous rescue and I realized it was the first time I’d ever said thank you to Spirit in my life. Largely because of this emotional event, after many years of bitterness and frustration about the gift I’d been given, I decided to stay committed to spreading the healing information Spirit relayed to me everyday despite the hardships I endured so many years ago. I owed Spirit, and I owe all of you who desperately need accurate healing information to bring you the truth so you and your loved ones can finally heal. My dog, August, was a critical part of that life-changing commitment.
I tell this story to highlight just how important my pets are to me. They are part of my family, and I would do whatever I could to save their lives. They have had an impact on some of the most important moments in my life, and I don’t know where I would be without them. When I share the guidance and truth in this article, I share it with all the care and love I have for my pets and all the pets around the world.
There are a number of health issues you have to watch out for as a pet owner, and because your pet can’t describe the pain or problems they may be experiencing, it is essential that you surround yourself and your pet with proper support. This extra support can allow you to have greater insight into your pet’s health and wellness.
Working with a compassionate, understanding veterinarian is crucial. In my opinion, holistic veterinarians were often dismissed by the veterinarian community in years past. Fortunately, times have changed and holistic veterinarians no longer experience the exclusion they once did. Some people opt for a holistic vet, while others choose to work with a more conventionally-minded veterinarian. Presently, many veterinarians seem to be implementing a mix of both allopathic and holistic ideas in their practices. Regardless of what type of veterinarian you choose to work with, it is critical you find a veterinarian that you love and respect, and someone who will work with you to best support your pup, kitty, or other precious pet.
A Helpful Resource
Dr. Jeff Feinman is an amazing holistic veterinarian with thirty years of experience who offers a number of incredible resources on his website holisticactions.com. He is brilliant, compassionate, and provides people with a number of informative materials to help owners best support and empower their animal companions. I highly recommend checking out the informative articles and blog posts on his website, and, if you are interested, join his online Holistic Pet Care Community and be a part of his empowering online meetings. As a pet owner, the more assistance you can find, the better, and Dr. Feinman offers some incredible online support.
If you have a pet in your life, you probably already know in your heart and soul that they make wonderful therapy companions. Whether it be a dog, cat, bird, horse, rabbit, or other cuddly critter, your pet can help you heal.
Pets actually stimulate your immune system and can play a part in helping heal disease and illness. It may be surprising to learn that your natural killer cells can become more responsive when around your pets. Your platelets are also incredibly responsive, and having a pet in your life can positively stimulate platelet production if you’re someone struggling with a low platelet condition. A pet can help your adrenals calm down and balance out. Yes, there is the uncommon instance where your dog tears up the couch, rips the stuffing out, and eats it. During these rare occasions, your adrenals may surge as you frantically worry about what your dog ate and observe the state of your couch. But, these temporary, infrequent moments of frustration are far outweighed by the countless moments where the time spent with your pet actually brings incredible healing for your adrenals, immune system, and more.
If you don’t have a pet, but you scratch the back of your neighbor's dog or pet your friend’s cat, you are still stimulating your immune system. Just touching an animal or briefly cuddling with an animal can elicit positive responses in the body.
Cysts, Tumors & Nodules
Many animals develop cysts, tumors, and nodules during their lifetimes. Lipomas can grow quite large in both cats and dogs. If your pet has a lipoma, working to stop the fatty tumor’s growth is a great first step. Angiogenesis occurs during the development of a lipoma and tiny tentacle-like roots extending out from the tumor constantly search for food. Consequently, if you feed your animals toxic foods that fuel the lipoma, its roots will draw these foods in and it will continue to grow. However, taking certain toxic foods out of your pet’s diet can halt the the growth of this fatty lump.
GMO foods are especially good fuel for lipomas and can trigger the aggressive growth of these tumors, so try to make your pet’s diet GMO-free if possible. If you choose to feed your dog, cat, or other animal grains, make sure the grains are non-GMO. If your pet has serious lipoma issues, keeping his or her diet completely grain-free may be ideal during the healing process. If you struggle financially and can only afford to feed your dog food that contains some unproductive ingredients, do not stress yourself out. I fully support you, and know you are doing the best you possibly can for your pet. However, if you have the financial means to provide your dog with GMO-free food, I would recommend making this dietary choice.
Adding a few different supplements to your pet’s daily routine can also help reduce his or her lipoma. Vitamin C, such as Ester-C, is a great choice for helping prevent and combat lipomas. Olive leaf is another amazing supplement to try. The lipoma draws up certain phytochemicals found in olive leaf which slow down and interfere with the growth of the fatty tumor. You may want to incorporate pau d’arco as well, another supplement that can help slow down a lipoma’s growth.
If your dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, or other animal badly itch and bite their fur out in certain places, he or she may be suffering from hot spots. Typically the formation of hot spots is a reaction to something in the animal’s diet. Try switching your pet’s food to choices that may be better for them and be mindful that It may take six to eight weeks to notice changes. If you don’t notice any difference after this period of time, try changing your pet’s food a second time. Reassess after the next six to eight week period, and if you are still not seeing changes, try changing up his or her diet once again. Sometimes pets can grow fond of one food and not be very receptive to dietary changes, but if you are working to rid your pet of hot spots, switching up his or her food is the best course of action.
Oftentimes, unhealthy food is contributing to the development of hot spots. A food may have fillers or other unproductive ingredients that play a part in creating this issue. Depending on your pet’s unique needs and health conditions, changing up his or her food, even if it is a very clean, healthy food, can help to break up the hot spot and fur loss cycle. Bringing vitamin C into your pet’s daily protocol can be incredibly beneficial as you work to heal this health issue. A high-quality supplement may not heal the hot spot reactions, but it can help expedite the healing of any wounds that form.
UTIs & Teeth Issues
Helping your cat, dog, or other animal heal from a UTI can be a challenging situation. Chronic UTIs can be especially painful for an animal. Building up your pet’s immune system with vitamin C is an essential preventative measure. Olive leaf is another powerful supplement to incorporate. Pau d’arco is not only great for UTI support, but also helps with any teeth problems your pet may be experiencing. Similarly, a tiny bit of propolis can be helpful for UTIs, teeth issues, and gum infections. Adding small amounts of fresh oregano and parsley into your pets food can also help with UTIs. The resource I mentioned earlier could be helpful for support with conditions such as UTIs also. You can check it out here.
If your pet suffers from heart disease or vascular issues, it is critical you add coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C into his or her supplement protocol. These supplements offer wonderful baseline supports. From here, you can work with your holistic veterinarian to figure out what particular supplements your pet needs for his or her unique issue.
How I Care For My Dogs
Below are a few things I do to care for my dogs. Hopefully this information provides you with some new ideas and insight regardless of the kind of pet you own. If you want to implement some of these ideas, take the information to your vet and discuss it with him or her to see which new practices would be best for your animal.
I’ve fed raw meat, vegetables and fruits to every dog I’ve had since childhood. Over thirty years ago, this was considered reckless and dangerous, and if you told your veterinarian, neighbour, or a stranger what you were doing, there was the possibility that they would contact services to have your animal taken away. Fortunately, this particular diet, at one time considered highly unconventional, has grown immensely popular in recent years to the point where raw food and dehydrated raw food now line the fridges and shelves of pet stores, and almost all conventional and holistic vets praise this dietary choice as being a great option. Why was raw food for animals frowned upon decades ago? Ironically enough, for the same reason any raw fruits and vegetables were frowned upon even for humans many years ago. There was such a great amount of misinformation on these healing foods that they were often considered to be bad choices. We have come a long way since then, however there is still an enormous amount of misinformation about these foods today even though they are generally recognized to be healthy choices. You can read the Fruit Fear chapter in my book, Medical Medium, to understand part of this issue.
My dogs have always had good results from eating raw, grass fed meat. Try your best to avoid factory farmed meat, and stick with high-quality, grass fed varieties whenever possible. You will likely find grass fed options at a number of places including health food stores and supermarkets. Instead of purchasing ground meat, opt for a whole, grass fed selection which typically contains less bacteria. Fortunately, dogs are able to handle a certain level of bacteria thanks to the unique acids in their stomachs.
In various Medical Medium resources including my first book, Medical Medium, I’ve mentioned the seven acids that make up your stomach's hydrochloric acid. This blend is unique to humans. Dogs have their own blend, which is made up of twenty acids, and cats have a similar combination. Medical science and medical research have yet to discover the truth about our stomach’s hydrochloric acid or the truth about the hydrochloric acid found in our carnivorous canine and feline friends.
If your pet is a carnivore, he or she may really enjoy and benefit from raw meaty bones. These are constant staples for my dogs. Marrow bones, which are loaded with minerals that are ideal for dogs, cats, and other carnivorous pets, are particularly incredible. The mineral composition inside these bones can transform the health of your dog, cat or other carnivorous pet. You can always consult your vet if you wish to feed your pets raw meaty bones. It’s important to never feed your pet cooked bones because they can splinter and be hazardous to your animal and can’t be digested.
If you’ve always fed your pet cooked meat and veggies, and have never encountered food-related health issues, you can definitely continue providing your pet with a cooked diet, with the exception of cooked bones. Sweet potatoes can be an especially great cooked vegetable option. If health issues do arise and you want to try out a new diet, bringing in some raw food might be beneficial.
At present, there are numerous, high-quality raw food sources to choose from. The Honest Kitchen company sells raw, dehydrated food for cats and dogs. For these meals, you can just add a little water and have a tasty, wholesome dish for your dog or cat in no time. You can find their cat food here and dog food here and browse through their different products. If you're looking for some fun, tasty treats for your dog, check out the coconut-based, grain-free treats and biscuits by K9 Granola Factory.
In addition to the raw meat, I like to give my dogs homemade meals as well. Around lunchtime, I like to make my dogs a mash by throwing an apple and two celery sticks into the food processor for each dog. I will often add a little barley grass juice extract powder and a little B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin as well. This apple celery mash is just one example of the lunches I like to whip up for my dogs.
I try to incorporate wild blueberries into my dogs’ diet every single day, and often grind up a pint of defrosted frozen wild blueberries in their lunchtime mash. If you are looking for another way to protect your pet’s immune system, sprinkle a touch of flaxseed meal or chia seed meal into your dog’s food as well. Make sure not to give your animal too much of either because he or she may experience some bloating.
Around dinnertime, I’ll give my dogs larger-sized, raw, meaty, marrow bones. I’ll let them chew on the bones a bit, rip off some meat, and lick out some of the marrow. After that, I’ll push the rest of the marrow out of the bone with my thumb and give it to them. I try to make sure that they don’t crunch or chew too much of the bone because it could be problematic if they were to accidentally swallow a large piece. Keeping an eye on them is important.
Bringing in Fruit
Fruit is not only incredibly beneficial for your health, but can transform your pet’s health as well. When my dogs were puppies, I taught them to eat small pieces of banana. Whether you have a puppy or a full grown dog, try giving your pooch a few different pieces of fruit, such as bananas, papaya, and berries, whenever you can. Fruit can help support your pet’s nervous system, help prevent and discontinue the growth of lipomas, and assist in the prevention and reversal of cancers. Bring in raspberries, blackberries, bananas, wild blueberries, papaya, and any other fruits you think your dog or pet might like. Apples and pears are great fruity additions for an animal’s diet. The antioxidants found in fruits will help support an animal’s immune system in fighting off whatever issues may arise. If your animal is battling cancer, bringing in fruit, alongside whatever treatment route you and your veterinarian choose to go, will give your pet a better chance at beating the disease. Just a little fruit each day can do wonders for your pet’s health!
My dogs not only eat fruit, but I also supplement their diet with veggies as well. My dogs love to munch on celery and each of them eat around four to five sticks per day. I’ll give them a few veggies after their morning meal of grass-fed beef and later in the afternoon after they devour their marrow bones. Cucumber is another favorite snack of theirs. Try introducing celery and cucumber slices to your pet.
It’s alright for your dog or cat to eat a little grass if they go outside, as long as you don’t spray your yard with dangerous chemicals or live in a community that sprays. You may even want to grow a wheat grass bed indoors for your cat. Sometimes when dogs and cats feel sick or unwell, they try to eat a large quantity of grass in an attempt to make themselves throw up, but this can actually create a dangerous blockage in your pet’s intestinal tract. Try to prevent too much outside grass consumption. Let your vet know if your pet is overeating grass outside or seek support online with a resources like this one.
An amazing way to bring greens into your animal’s life is to add a little barley grass juice extract powder into their food.
Grains & Pets
If your only choice is between low-quality, GMO dog food containing fillers, byproducts, and chemicals and homemade dog food that contains grains, I would recommend opting for the homemade, grain-containing dog food. You could combine cooked brown rice with a little bit of sweet potato, winter squash, broccoli, or celery and make a meal that is significantly better than a dish containing store bought GMO food. However, if you have the option to provide your dog or other animal with grain-free meal options, that would be a great direction to go. I like keeping my dog’s diet grain-free, but there are some types of animals that are dependent on grains and it is important to keep your unique pet in mind when creating his or her diet plan.
Cats, Dogs & Veganism
Some people feed their dogs a vegan diet. Even some cat owners feed their felines vegan. This type of diet can be beneficial short-term if you are trying to reverse an illness or disease in your dog or cat, but alongside the vegan diet it is critical that you bring in wild salmon oil. Because cats and dogs are carnivores they cannot thrive on a regular vegan diet. If you want to keep them on a vegan diet, incorporating wild salmon oil into their daily protocol is essential. You can find the brand of wild salmon oil I recommend, along with a host of other products, on the Medical Medium page of preferred pet products. Unlike cats and dogs, humans aren’t carnivores and are able to eat a vegan diet if they choose. That being said, humans are able to eat animal protein if they want, and I support whatever diet works best for you and your health. I’m not the biggest fan of an extremely high protein diet because a diet like that does not leave much room for healing fresh fruits and veggies, but some people feel okay keeping a bit of high-quality meat in their diet alongside an abundance of fresh fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables..
Deficiencies & Supportive Supplements
Addressing any deficiencies your pet may have is essential. Pet Health+™ by Ambaya Gold is a great multivitamin for helping reduce deficiencies. SeaMeal™, a kelp-based supplement by Solid Gold is another good option for providing your pet with some of the essential vitamins and minerals he or she needs. If your pet is suffering from deficiencies, it is vital you sprinkle a little bit of barley grass juice extract powder into his or her daily meals as well. I give my dogs the B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin which you can find on the Medical Medium preferred supplements page, and I’ve noticed a positive difference in their health. Others have noticed beneficial shifts in their pet’s health after incorporating B-12. B-12 is especially important if your pet is suffering from neurological or nervous system problems, but it can be a supportive supplement for virtually any ailment. You do not have to give your pet two dropper fulls or even one dropper full— just a few drops can help. If your dog or cat is larger in size, a couple more drops may be beneficial, but a generous amount is not necessary to see positive changes. Vitamin C, which is mentioned numerous times throughout this article, is a powerful supplement that can help support a number of health problems including neurological and central nervous system issues.
A drop or two of high-quality zinc can be helpful for animals, and can be especially beneficial for thyroid disease in dogs, cats, and other animals. Thyroid disease found in animals is very similar to thyroid disease found in humans. I share the true, unknown cause of Hashimoto’s disease, which is Epstein-Barr virus, with those suffering in my first book Medical Medium. Plus, my book Thyroid Healing goes into enormous detail on the undiscovered truths about thyroid disease and other thyroid conditions. This virus can get into the thyroid and cause major health issues. This information was unknown until I brought it to light, and now you are learning undiscovered information about the thyroid disease found in pets as well. The virus that gets into the thyroid of a cat, dog, or other animal is a mutated strain that falls within the Epstein-Barr family. Fortunately certain foods and supplements, such as zinc and vitamin C can help.
Although some people feel improvements using glucosamine and chondroitin, I’ve never seen it offer abundant support for serious joint and arthritis problems in humans. However, these supplements can actually be highly supportive in animals. Similarly, MSM seems to work even more effectively for pets than it does for humans. The brand Rescue Remedy has an alcohol-free tincture that is great for helping to keep pets calm and cool. Seeking out a great skin salve may also be beneficial for some animals.
If you’re on the hunt for the right kind of high quality supplements that matter and can make a great difference in your pet’s health, check out the Medical Medium page dedicated to preferred pet products. You may also want to look at the line of alcohol-free, veterinary herbal extracts by Hawaii Pharm, which contains some incredibly high-quality options. You can find these products on the preferred pet products page as well.
Foods to Avoid
There are a few foods that you should avoid giving to your dogs, cats, and other animals. If you have a dog, try to keep grapes away from him or her. There is a phytochemical found in grapes that is actually toxic to dogs. Your dog, cat or other animal should also avoid eating certain avocados. A regular Hass avocado is okay for pets to eat, but other varieties of avocados, such as those grown in the West Indies and the larger avocado varieties found in Florida are not safe for your pet. If you don’t want to mess with learning about the different avocado varieties, it may be best to avoid feeding avocados to your pet altogether. However, if you know a little about the different varieties and want to give your pet a bit of a regular Hass avocado that would be a safe treat. Do not feed your dogs or cats macadamia nuts. And, as many pet owners already know, keeping your dog or cat away from chocolate is critical. Chocolate is poisonous to cats and dogs. When giving your pets supplements, do not use tinctures that contain alcohol unless it’s all you have to work with. It is best to stick to alcohol-free brands for the health of your pet.
Moving Forward with Healing
Our pets mean so much to us. Some people describe their pet as their baby, child, or best friend, and these sentiments are shared by countless owners. They are some of our closest companions and have been there through the best and worst moments of our lives.
Not only is it important to take care of your dog, cat, bird, horse, hamster, or other sweet animal, and provide for their health, but it is also important that you support your own health, so that your pets have the healthiest, most vibrant parent possible. If you’re struggling with your own health, check out my radio shows, articles, and other Medical Medium resources to find hope and information for your own healing journey, and also look into the support offered at holisticactions.com. Armed with this information, you and your pet can grow in wellness together. I have nothing but love for both you and your pet, and I believe that vibrant health is possible for both of you!
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