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If you feel like you might have a cold or flu developing, you can use a healing practice I call “zinc shock therapy.” It’s important to begin it as soon as you get your first sign of a cold or flu, such as a tickle or soreness in the throat, feeling rundown and weak, fatigue, fever or aches and pains. It’s important to have a bottle of high-quality liquid zinc sulfate on hand at all times so you have it ready as soon as you feel symptoms coming on.
How to do Zinc Shock Therapy
Squirt two dropperfuls of liquid zinc sulfate into your throat, let it sit there for a full minute and then swallow the zinc.
Three hours later, squirt another two dropperfuls into your throat and let it sit there again for a full minute before swallowing.
Repeat every three waking hours for two days.
Daily Zinc Support
Zinc is also important to include in smaller amounts as a daily supplement because zinc deficiency is a trigger for all kinds of chronic illnesses and symptoms.
With a severe zinc deficiency, you can become gravely ill. Zinc is critical for liver health, autoimmune conditions, acne, adrenal problems, arthritis, cancer, eczema, psoriasis, brain fog, child and baby liver (the name I have given to a certain set of health challenges many babies and children suffer with–read more in Liver Rescue), diabetes, fatigue, mood struggles, gout, heart palpitations, hepatitis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hot flashes, inflammation, migraines, SIBO, sinus infections, weight issues, vertigo, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme disease, thyroid problems, Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, UTIs, candida, and every other symptom and condition that exists.
If you have a symptom of any kind or you wish to help prevent symptoms in the future, make the right kind of zinc your best friend.
Find out more about how zinc supports your health here.
If you’re experiencing the first signs of a cold or flu developing, you can do Medical Medium Vitamin C Shock Therapy alongside the Zinc Shock Therapy for extra flu-fighting support.
This item posted: 14-Nov-2019 - Disclaimer
Whether you’re looking to prevent catching a cold or flu or to speed up your recovery when you’ve caught one, these nine herbs and supplements will be important tools in your healing toolbox.
You can use them year-round to help strengthen and support your immune system against colds and flus, or use them (or more of them) when you know you might have increased exposure to bugs, and/or when you feel the symptoms of a cold or flu developing.
These herbs and supplements are powerful healers for all kinds of chronic illnesses and symptoms too, not just for colds and flus. You may wish to include them if you have any symptom or condition at all. You can read more about the healing properties of each of these herbs and supplements on my blog.
Zinc, as liquid zinc sulfate, is an essential mineral for everyone to supplement for fighting colds and flus, for chronic illness, and also for health maintenance and future illness prevention. Zinc is a virus and bug killer. The onslaught of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens we are faced with today in particular drains our zinc reserves. Almost everyone is deficient in zinc. If someone is so zinc-deficient that even the liver’s zinc reserves have dropped to a dangerous level, that person can develop a host of viral-related autoimmune diseases and illnesses, which you can read about throughout the Medical Medium book series. Zinc helps the liver’s immune system fend off every unfriendly microorganism that enters the liver, including cold and flu bugs. Try Medical Medium Zinc Shock Therapy at the first sign of a cold or flu.
Cat’s Claw destroys cold and flu bugs and other viruses, bacteria, and other unfriendly microorganisms. It strengthens the immune system to battle against colds and flus and brings stability to the body. Cat’s claw can aid in alleviating almost any symptom, from neurological to digestive. While cat’s claw has gotten some attention for its healing properties, it is as yet unknown to science that the herb contains bioactive pharma-compounds that supersede synthetic pharmaceuticals. All too often, antibiotics are employed against certain illnesses such as Lyme disease. The world would be a different place if cat’s claw took the place of antibiotics; the rate of illness would reduce, and recovery would quicken, regardless of the diagnosis for a given illness. Of course, pharmaceutical antibiotics have their place and purpose. Cat’s claw is unique, though, in that pathogens such as bacteria cannot become resistant to it, as they sometimes can to antibiotics. For more than three decades, I’ve espoused the miraculous healing benefits of cat’s claw because it is such an essential support for so many conditions and symptoms. Read more about cat’s claw.
Rose Hips Tea. Rose hips contain a bioavailable vitamin C that helps the body fight off viruses and bacteria. Sipping rose hip tea on the days when you take a vitamin C supplement is helpful because the the rose hip’s vitamin C will activate the supplemental form of it, making it stronger. The Ester-C I recommend already contains rose hip, which is one reason why it’s my preferred vitamin C.
Vitamin C, as Ester-C, not only helps fight off cold and flu bugs, but also strengthens the entire immune system, especially the killer cells that go after viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold and other unwanted fungus, all of which can weaken the immune system year-round. The strength of your immune system is directly related to how often you catch colds and flus and how severe they are. Vitamin C speeds up white blood cell recuperation and recovery time from colds and flus. Try Medical Medium Vitamin C Shock Therapy at the first sign of a cold or flu developing.
Lemon Balm is an incredible antiviral and antibacterial. It also helps with nausea, loss of appetite, and soothing and calming the nervous system, which is greatly needed when you have a cold or flu. This soothing ability means your nerves will be more relaxed and thus sleep will come more easily when you’re sick. Lemon balm is a fantastic herb to include year-round both for cold and flu assistance and chronic illnesses and symptoms. Read more about lemon balm in Life-Changing Foods.
Elderberry Syrup is one of the most effective remedies for viral and bacterial infections such as colds and flus and can substantially shorten the duration of time you are sick. Elderberries are also known to have the ability to significantly enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines in the body. In addition, they are very beneficial for bronchial and respiratory problems and can help loosen and expel congestion in the lungs. Get the recipe for homemade elderberry syrup on my blog.
B12 with Adenosylcobalamin and Methylcobalamin is the best form of B-12 for both chronic illnesses and symptoms and also for colds and flus. This form of B12 helps protect the nervous system and adrenals, which are weakened by fevers, flu bugs and any other pathogens. Plus, nearly everyone is deficient in vitamin B12 today. Even if you get a blood test that shows your vitamin B12 levels are normal, that doesn’t mean it’s usable B12 that’s absorbing where it needs to in your body. Your central nervous system, liver, or other organs may still be severely deficient, and a deficiency of the right kind of B12 sets the stage for all kinds of symptoms and conditions to develop or worsen. Lack of B12 is a very real deficiency with very real health consequences. The body relies on B12 for tens of thousands of daily functions.
Peppermint Tea is a gentle and soothing anti-spasmodic that calms intestinal nerves and spasms that can happen with a flu bug. It also helps relieve headaches and congestion and is an immune system booster. You can use fresh mint or dried peppermint tea.
Curcumin is a component of turmeric that reduces inflammation from an invader such as a flu bug or another pathogen. It also relieves pain and is fantastic for colds and flus, congestion, coughs, sore throat, and/or sinus problems. Curcumin is also a blood purifier and is an incredible support to the liver.
For further healing support, consider the Tips For Colds and Flus on my blog.
This item posted: 12-Nov-2019 - Disclaimer
It’s common knowledge that vitamin C can help people prevent and recover from a cold or flu. But while any amount of vitamin C helps, most people don’t take enough of it to effectively combat a cold or flu, and many people don’t know which type of Vitamin C is the most helpful.
Vitamin C, as Ester-C, not only helps fight off cold and flu bugs, but also strengthens the entire immune system, especially the killer cells that go after viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold and other unwanted fungus, all of which can weaken the immune system year-round. The strength of your immune system is directly related to how often you catch colds and flus and how severe they are. Vitamin C speeds up white blood cell recuperation and recovery time from colds and flus.
Ester-C soothes and bolsters the adrenal glands and supports the central nervous system, which is important because both your adrenals and nervous system take a big hit when you have the flu. This form of vitamin C also helps protect and stabilize neurotransmitters and blood vessels in the brain, which is important when you’re having fevers, and cleanses the bug from the body.
Ester-C is my favorite form of vitamin C for Vitamin C Shock Therapy because it’s gentle on the digestive system and gentle enough for very sensitive people. This makes it ideal for when you are in a weakened state and may have digestive symptoms from a cold or flu.
How To Do Medical Medium Vitamin C Shock Therapy
At the first signs of a cold or flu, start Vitamin C Shock Therapy:
2 capsules Ester-C
1 cup water, preferably warm
2 teaspoons raw honey*
Juice of 1 orange, freshly squeezed**
*100% pure maple syrup (not maple-flavored syrup) can be substituted for raw honey if desired
**The juice of 1 lemon can be used instead of orange
Open the Ester-C capsules and pour the powder into warm water. Stir until dissolved. Add the raw honey and orange juice and stir well. Drink every two hours.
You can increase your dosage of Ester-C if your body can handle more.
For further support against colds and flus, try Zinc Shock Therapy alongside Vitamin C Shock Therapy.
This item posted: 10-Nov-2019 - Disclaimer
This decadent recipe is sure to satisfy! Made without dairy, gluten and refined sugar or fats, they’re a fun way to enjoy a classic without the drawbacks. These Baked Ice Cream Sandwiches can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for a treat after school or work, for dessert, or to serve to family and friends.
Bananas are a powerful antiviral food—so powerful that they have the capacity to repel growth of the retrovirus HIV. High in tryptophan, bananas can help soothe sleep disorders, create calm, reduce anxiety, and alleviate depression. And those who worry about Candida have no need to fear bananas. They are the ultimate fungus destroyers, removing unproductive bacteria while feeding beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract. This also makes them B12-enhancing, because microbes in the gut can interrupt the ileum’s rightful process of producing vitamin B12.
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
1 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla powder or alcohol-free vanilla extract
3 frozen bananas
2-3 tbsp water or almond milk
1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
Make the ice cream by roughly chopping the frozen bananas and placing them in a food processor or high-speed blender. Process the bananas until you have a smooth, soft-serve consistency, adding warm water or almond milk by the tablespoon as needed to prevent sticking. Place in an airtight container in the freezer to set for 3 to 5 hours.
To make the cookies, preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the gluten-free oats, gluten-free oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt (if using).
In another bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup and vanilla until you get a uniform mixture.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. The mixture will be very sticky.
Using an ice-cream scoop or medium cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Using a fork or the bottom of a glass, flatten cookies into round discs.
Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the cookies. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Using an ice-cream scoop, place a heaping scoop of ice cream onto a cookie. Press another cookie down onto the ice cream layer to cream a sandwich.
Place ice-cream sandwiches in the freezer to further solidify or serve immediately.
For more on the healing properties of dozens of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Life-Changing Foods
This item posted: 27-Oct-2019 - Disclaimer
There’s nothing quite like a piping hot bowl of vegetable broth or soup served with garlic bread. In this recipe, the traditional wheat flour bread is swapped with golden brown potato slices that are topped with fresh minced garlic. You don’t need to worry about eating too much of this Garlic Potato bread or worsening chronic illness symptoms. With no wheat, dairy or processed ingredients, you can enjoy to your heart’s and body’s content!
Potatoes are a nutritious, healthy food that are rich in vitamins A, C, & B-complex and minerals such as manganese, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Potatoes contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which has anti-cancer and cardio-protective properties as well as a storage protein called patatin which has been shown to exhibit activity against disease causing free radicals. Potatoes are an excellent source of B6, a vitamin which is essential for the formation of almost every new cell in the body. Vitamin B6 also is a vital component for the neurological system and for the creation of amines which are neurotransmitters that send messages from one nerve to the next.
Garlic Potato Bread
4 russet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
4 garlic cloves, crushed or finely minced
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp sea salt, more to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 425F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the potato rounds in a large bowl and add the garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix until evenly coated.
Arrange the potato rounds on the baking sheet 1/2 inch apart. Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes, until cooked through and browned on the outside. Serve with Medical Medium Healing Broth or a soup of your choice.
Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my NY Times bestselling book, Liver Rescue.
This item posted: 24-Oct-2019 - Disclaimer
When it comes to chronic illness—whether it’s chronic acne, eczema, migraines, sleep issues, thyroid problems, mystery weight gain, tingles and numbness, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vision and eye problems, reproductive issues, cancer, diabetes, memory loss, fatigue, or any other chronic symptom or condition—the sad truth is that medical research and science don’t have the real answers for you. They don’t know the true causes of chronic illnesses and symptoms. And they don’t know the way to heal.
I love science and research. In other fields, such as medical technology that is instrumental for performing difficult, life-saving operations and computer technology, it is invaluable. But it falls short in chronic illness and even leads billions of people away from the truth. Science and research protects itself; it doesn’t protect you.
In truth, medical research and science often teaches medical communities that many chronic illnesses can’t be healed. Or they teach medical communities their theories on the causes of chronic illnesses, which are actually incorrect and have never been proven. For example, blaming chronic illness and conditions on your genes or on your body attacking itself (which are called autoimmune conditions). These are not the real causes of chronic illnesses and symptoms and even to this day they still haven't been proven to be the cause of chronic mystery illness (which is any symptom or condition with the cause unknown). The gene theory and autoimmune theory are scapegoats; a way to put the blame back on you and your body so medical research and science doesn’t have to take the blame.
Telling women that their own immune systems are destroying their glands and organs, or saying that they have faulty genes that are the reason for their struggles and suffering, is a new level of body shaming and women's disempowerment. Women's genes and bodies have not suddenly fallen apart in the last 25 to 30 years creating the epidemic of symptoms and conditions that we are facing today. We've never seen an epidemic of illness in history like we are seeing right now. Why would women's bodies suddenly start attacking themselves or why would their genes suddenly become faulty after thousands of years? There are real reasons why women and men are sick today.
Perhaps you've even heard your symptoms and conditions are because of your emotions; or that you created your illness with your negative thoughts, fears and emotional struggles; or that your symptoms are all in your head. If so, it’s essential you know this also isn’t true. There’s nothing wrong with your body. Your body loves you unconditionally and works harder than you can imagine to keep you alive and as healthy as possible.
There are very real physical reasons for your symptoms and your suffering that medical research and science are unaware of, and that’s what I share with you in all the Medical Medium books and information. It's critical that you know you can heal. You just need to know what's really behind your health struggles and the steps to take to heal the real cause. You can read about the causes of chronic illnesses and symptoms and how to heal in the Medical Medium book series. A great book for anyone to start with is Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease.
This item posted: 19-Oct-2019 - Disclaimer
Donuts are such a beloved food for so many so here’s a fun, delicious and clean donut recipe you can enjoy with friends and family. These Cinnamon Donuts are baked, not fried, and made with the cleanest possible ingredients. They’re a great treat to make for children’s lunchboxes or to serve to family and friends. You can also make extra and freeze them to defrost and warm when the event or mood strikes!
Cinnamon has the highest antioxidant strength of all the food sources and is several hundred times more potent than any fruit or vegetable. It is particularly good for helping diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, flatulence, and arthritis. Cinnamon is known to help prevent and shorten the duration of the flu as well to eliminate congestion and mucus from the body. It is also very beneficial for lowering cholesterol and to help regulate blood sugar. It is known to help increase circulation and contains anti-clotting compounds which makes it highly beneficial for helping to prevent strokes and coronary artery disease.
1 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp aluminium-free baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Preheat oven to 350F.
Add the oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon and coconut sugar to a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk until uniform.
In a small jug, mix together the vanilla, lemon juice, maple syrup and unsweetened almond milk.
Pour on top on the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until mixed. The batter should be very thick but pourable - add a bit more oat flour if needed. If the mixture if too thick then add a bit more almond milk.
Place the batter in a piping bag or zip-lock bag with the corner cut off. Pipe into a non-stick donut pan and bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before serving.
Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my NY Times bestselling book, Liver Rescue.
This item posted: 19-Oct-2019 - Disclaimer
There are two main causes of chronic illness that are resulting in the worst epidemic of health symptoms and conditions this planet has ever seen. Why is it important for you to know what the causes of chronic illness are? Because everyone is either dealing with a symptom or condition themselves or know someone who is.
In America alone, more than 250 million people are sick or dealing with mystery symptoms. These are people leading diminished lives with no explanation—or explanations that don’t sit right or that make them feel even worse. You may be one of them. If so, you can attest that medical science is still puzzling through what’s behind the epidemic of mystery symptoms and suffering.
If research and science already had all the answers for chronic illness, people wouldn't still be sick, living with a symptom, or having to live their lives not really knowing what's wrong with them. How many times have you heard, “There is no known cure for [fill-in-the-blank disease]”? Or how many times have you heard that a symptom or condition is because of your genes or your body attacking itself (the autoimmune theory). Neither of these are right. They are misguided theories that were never proven. Your genes don't create chronic illness and your body never attacks itself; it loves you unconditionally. Surprised
What this translates to is: science doesn’t have every answer yet. We’ve already waited 100-plus years for real insights from medical communities into chronic illness—and they haven’t come. You shouldn’t have to wait another 10, 20, 30, or more years for scientific research to find the real answers. If you’re stuck in bed, dragging through your days, experiencing pain and discomfort, or feeling lost about your health, you shouldn’t have to go through one more day of it, let alone another decade. You shouldn’t have to watch your children go through it, either—and yet millions do. With symptoms and conditions developing and worsening at such an alarming rate across the globe, it's absolutely vital that you empower and arm yourself with the truth about what's really behind countless chronic health symptoms and conditions. You can read about the causes of chronic illnesses and symptoms and how to heal in the Medical Medium book series. A great book for anyone to start with is Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease.
This item posted: 11-Oct-2019 - Disclaimer
Watch Brittany share how Medical Medium information helped her heal. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's, her conditions and symptoms included chronic fatigue, brain fog, hair loss, anxiety, panic attacks, postpartum depression, tingling and numbness, neurological issues, and more. Thank you for inspiring so many with your healing story Brittany!
The same virus—Epstein-Barr virus— that causes Hashimoto's and other thyroid conditions can cause fatigue. This symptom can occur at different stages of EBV. Early on, during the mono phase, fatigue can result as your immune system puts its energy into fighting your first active, present, and ready-to-go-into-action viral blood infection. Once EBV is in the organs, a second type of fatigue—neurological fatigue—can occur from the virus releasing its neurotoxins. Neurological fatigue is frequently mistaken for adrenal fatigue, though they are truly distinct. Neurological fatigue and adrenal fatigue can occur either separately or at the same time, because one has to do with the nervous system and the other with the endocrine system.
Adrenal fatigue is a real and legitimate condition—there's a reason that I devoted a chapter to it in Medical Medium. Still, we must be careful not to identify every case of fatigue as adrenal fatigue—which is what's happening in many medical communities today. Adrenal fatigue as the across-the-board answer is distracting from the truth, which is that late-stage Epstein-Barr virus is targeting the central nervous systems of countless people. Viral neurotoxins are flooding their systems, creating an undetectable viral encephalitis (brain inflammation) that creates irritated, lethargic, sensitive nerves throughout the body and can get in the way of life in devastating ways.
For more information about Epstein-Barr virus, Hashimoto's, fatigue, anxiety, hair loss, depression, and hundreds of other symptoms and conditions and how to finally heal check out the best-selling book Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr.
This item posted: 09-Oct-2019 - Disclaimer
Kate was suffering with Lyme disease, transverse myelitis, misdiagnosed MS, chronic fatigue, itchy skin, tinnitus, depression, anxiety, trouble sleeping, and brain fog. Since following Medical Medium information she's experienced a 90% reduction in these symptoms. Thank you Kate for sharing your incredible healing journey!
To understand the undiscovered truth about Lyme disease, read this excerpt from Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide: "You may be interested to know that Lyme disease is a chronic viral infection. While you might have been diagnosed with a bacterial infection, the symptoms of Lyme are viral. Even if bacteria such as Borrelia are present, they're not causing what makes Lyme patients suffer. The symptoms of Lyme are neurological, and bacteria don't create neurological symptoms because they don't produce neurotoxins. Only viruses feeding on toxic heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum, and copper—as well as gluten, eggs, dairy, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are inside our livers and other parts of our bodies—create the neurotoxins that cause Lyme disease."
For more on the true causes of Lyme disease, MS, chronic fatigue, anxiety, brain fog and hundreds of other symptoms and conditions, plus how you can heal them, check out the NY Times best-selling books Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal and Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide.
This item posted: 05-Oct-2019 - Disclaimer
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