Hello and welcome to the Medical Medium Blog. I'm so happy to have you here. Visit this blog anytime for inspiration and valuable insights on fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, recipes, and practices that will help you to heal and feel your best. Happy reading!
Lomatium is a powerful herbal antibiotic that is highly effective for the respiratory ailments such as COPD, pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchitis, chronic cough, and asthma. It can also significantly improve overall immune function and is a fantastic herbal preventative to use during cold and flu season.
Lomatium contains antiviral properties that have been shown to be a potent treatment for viral illnesses such as influenza, hepatitis, mumps, hiv, shingles, measles, chicken pox, mononucleosis and epstein barr. It also has the ability to help relieve chest pain and upset stomach that frequently accompanies the flu.
Lomatium is also particularly beneficial for urinary tract and bladder infections. It’s strong anti-inflammatory properties are known to decrease swelling in joints and reduce bloating and edema which makes it a great herb for those who have autoimmune disorders and suffer with chronic pain, fatigue, lower back pain, and inflammation.
Lomatium has the ability to make the blood more alkaline which can help to detoxify the body. Topically, lomatium is excellent for disinfecting cuts, scrapes, rashes, and wounds. Lomatium grows in the wild in the south west and was revered by the Native Americans as one of their top herbal antibiotics.
During the 1917 flu pandemic, lomatium root was successfully used by the Native Americans to help keep them healthy and help ward off illness. Lomatium can be found online or at your local health food store in tincture, extract, capsule, tea, and salve form.
This item posted: 06-May-2015 - Disclaimer
Collard greens are an incredibly nutritious and healing green leafy vegetable that contains anti-viral, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compounds. They are packed with vitamins A, C & B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, selenium, and zinc. They are also exceptionally rich in vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids which are very important for neurological disorders especially those affecting the brain.
Collard greens are also a phenomenal source of folate which is an essential nutrient for woman of child bearing age as well as for overall cardiovascular health. They are particularly beneficial for hemorrhoids, constipation, high blood pressure, age related macular degeneration, chronic infections, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and weight loss.
Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, collard greens are also an ideal food for those suffering with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, cardiomyopathy, lyme disease, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Collard greens are also known to be very helpful in the prevention of stomach, colon, breast, ovarian, cervical, lung, skin, liver, and prostate cancers and can help to significantly lower cholesterol.
They are an excellent detoxifying food that helps to purify the liver and move it out of stagnancy. Collard greens can be juiced or used raw finely chopped in salads. They are also excellent steamed or added to soups or stews. Collard greens can be used as a wrap with delicious fillings inside and can be eaten raw or lightly steamed. Collard greens are a nutrient rich vegetable that can be found in the produce section of your local supermarket or health food store.
This item posted: 05-May-2015 - Disclaimer
Onions have an amazing array of medicinal benefits and are high in vitamin C, folate, biotin, chromium, and calcium. Onions are the richest food source of quercitin which is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides as well as help to prevent blood clots, asthma, sinus infections, bronchitis, atherosclerosis, and diabetes. They also contain powerful anti-cancer properties which have been found to help slow and reverse tumor growth within the body.
Onions are particularly beneficial for stomach, colon, prostate, breast, lung, bladder, and ovarian cancer. They contain valuable sulfur compounds that are known to significantly strengthen the immune system, brain, and nervous system. These sulfur compounds also act as a heavy metal detoxifier and can help to safely remove mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead from the body. Onions can help to treat colds, coughs, bacterial infections, angina, and bronchial spasms.
They can also help to stabilize blood sugar levels and provide relief to the liver when processing glucose and insulin. Onions have powerful antibacterial properties and have been shown to be able to destroy many disease causing pathogens such as E.coli and salmonella. They also act as a natural diuretic and help reduce bloating, water retention, and edema.
Onions can help purify the digestive tract and help to stop putrefactive and fermentation processes in the gastrointentinal tract. They are also known to help regrow hair as well as add volume and shine. Onions that are eaten raw provide the most nutritional benefits and are a delicious addition to salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Onions are also excellent steamed and added to soups and stews.
Consider making a simple vegetable soup with onions, garlic, ginger, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and potatoes. It is a healing and soothing meal that can provide signifiant health benefits and provide cellular rejuvenation, especially when feeling run down or worn out. Onions come in a wide range of varieties including red, yellow, white, and sweet. Using onions in your daily meals will help to boost your immune system and keep you healthy and strong.
This item posted: 04-May-2015 - Disclaimer
Nasturtiums are an edible and medicinal flower and herb that are high in vitamin C and have potent anti-viral and antibiotic properties. They have the ability to help build strong blood by promoting the formation of blood cells. Nasturtium leaves are known to be an effective remedy for bladder, kidney, and urinary tract infections. They also are highly beneficial for nervous depression, constipation, indigestion, sore throats, sinus infections, and eye and skin health.
Nasturtium also works as an expectorant and can help break up congestion in the respiratory passages during colds, flu, and bronchial infections. Nasturtium is high in sulfur and is especially good at helping to increase energy and prevent brain fog. The flowers and leaves are also known to stimulate the tiny capillaries of the scalp making it a great hair-growth supplement.
Nasturtium leaves have a peppery taste similar to that of arugula. They can be juiced, chopped and added to salads, or steamed like spinach. The brilliant flowers make a beautiful addition to salads, wraps, smoothies, and soups. Nasturtium leaves and flowers also make a delicious medicinal tea. Fresh or dried leaves can be added to hot water and allowed to steep for at least 20 minutes, sweeten with raw honey if desired.
Crushed leaves and flowers can also work as a natural topical antibiotic for cuts, scrapes, blisters, or wounds. Simply crush the flowers and leaves in a little bit of coconut or olive oil and place on skin. Wrap lightly with gauze to secure and change twice a day for best results. Nasturtiums are easy to grow straight from seed indoors or out and are a simple, but effective way to include this healing flower and herb into your diet.
This item posted: 03-May-2015 - Disclaimer
Goldenseal root is a popular herb from North America that works as a powerful herbal antibiotic and immune system enhancer. Goldenseal is a good source of vitamins A, C, E, & B-complex and minerals such as calcium, iron and manganese. It contains potent anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as alkaloids that are known to be an effective treatment for diarrhea and stomach problems that are caused by influenza or food poisoning.
It is also very helpful for other digestive problems such as peptic ulcers, gastritis, dyspepsia, and colitis. Goldenseal helps to increase digestive enzymes and significantly enhances liver and spleen functions. It is an amazing infection fighter and is known to be particularly useful at treating sinus, respiratory, mouth, throat, bladder, yeast, and urinary tact infections.
It is also an effective remedy for hemorrhoids, athletes foot, canker sores, and to help stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Goldenseal is an essential herb during cold and flu season as it can help to prevent and relieve the symptoms of colds, flu, fevers, bronchitis, heavy congestion, and even pneumonia. It is also helpful against hay fever, laryngitis, cystitis, hepatitis, and liver disease.
Externally, a wash can be made with goldenseal extract to help treat conjunctivitis and inflamed eyelids. A mouthwash can also be made and used as a gargle for sore throats and gum infections and goldenseal creams/ointments are very effective for treating eczema, ringworm, boils, cuts, and rashes. Goldenseal is often combined with other herbs including Echinacea which work synergistically and enhance both of their healing properties together.
Goldenseal can be found online or at your local health food store in capsule, tincture, extract, tea, mouthwash, and cream form. It should only be used for a week or two at a time in order to maintain its effectiveness within the body.
This item posted: 02-May-2015 - Disclaimer
Cashews are a crunchy, yet delicately sweet nut that is treasured around the world for its flavor and health benefits. Cashews are high in protein and are a rich source of vitamin B-complex and essential minerals such as iron, selenium, and zinc. They are also packed with anti-cancer compounds called proanthocyanidins that have the ability to starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing.
Cashews are highly beneficial for lowering blood pressure, preventing heart attacks, preventing gallstones, reducing the frequency of migraines, providing energy boosts, strengthening bones, and promoting healthy skin and hair. Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and contain a high amount of oleic acid which is a heart healthy monounsaturated fat that is great for the cardiovascular system.
They are also excellent for the nervous system and they are known help keep muscles and nerves relaxed and free from tension and constriction. They can also help the body become more flexible and aid in elasticity of the tendons, muscles, and joints. Cashews have the ability to satiate hunger which decreases overeating and aids in weight loss and weight management.
They are also good for overall eye health and they contain a bioflavonoid called zea-xanthin that helps to prevent age-related macular degeneration. For the maximum health benefits try to find raw cashews that are unsalted. Cashews can be eaten as a snack or added to salads, and vegetable or rice dishes.
Cashews can also be ground into a nut butter and used to spread on celery sticks, apples, cucumbers, or mixed with dried coconut, honey and spices for a delicious and healthy desert. Good quality cashews can be readily found online or at your local health food store.
This item posted: 01-May-2015 - Disclaimer
Pomegranates are one of the healthiest and most healing fruits available today. They are rich in vitamin C, K, B-complex and minerals such as calcium, and potassium. Pomegranates are an excellent weight loss food and also benefit the body by boosting the immune system, improving circulation, and offering protection from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and particularly one called Punicalagin which has been shown to effectively reduce the risks of heart disease by scavenging harmful free radicals from the body. Punicalagin also has potent anti-microbial properties making pomegranates fantastic in warding off bacterial and viral infections.
Pomegranates act like a natural aspirin in the body and help to prevent blood clots. Pomegranates are also the perfect “brain food” as they help to increase cognitive function and memory recall. Pomegranates are also great for joints and may help to prevent cartilage deterioration making them essential for the prevention of osteoarthritis.
Pomegranates contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds which makes them a highly beneficial food for those with autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia, COPD, bursitis, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and lupus. Consuming pomegranates or their juice daily has been shown to effectively protect against diabetes, lymphoma, urinary tract infections, and breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer.
Pomegranate juice has also been shown to keep PSA levels stable in men thereby reducing the need for further treatments such as hormone therapy or chemotherapy. Pomegranates have also been shown to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol as well as lowering systolic blood pressure for those who need it.
Pomegranate juice is excellent for dental health and has been shown to naturally prevent dental plaque and gum disease. Pomegranate seed oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and can be taken internally or applied topically to the skin to help improve skin elasticity, skin tone, and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and sunburn.
It is also excellent for revitalizing hair and protecting it from damage. Pomegranates, their seeds, and juice can all be found at the supermarket or your local health food store.
This item posted: 30-Apr-2015 - Disclaimer
Dong Quai has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb and is prized for its ability to benefit both the female and male reproductive system. Dong Quai is considered to be the “premier hormone regulator” and has the ability to reduce estrogen levels if they are too high or increase estrogen levels if they are too low. It is often used as a natural infertility treatment and can also help improve sperm quality in men due to its ferulic acid.
Dong Quai is high in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B-12, folate, biotin, cobalt, and iron. It is highly beneficial for hypothyroidism, migraines, irritable moods, depression, low energy, heart palpitations, insomnia, hypertension, kidney disease, angina, arthritis, nerve pain, shingles, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dong Quai is also highly beneficial for the cardiovascular system by helping to reduce blood pressure levels and blood sugar levels.
It is also good for reducing anxiety, alleviating stress damage, calming the nervous system, and promoting overall relaxation in the body. Some people claim that dong quai can help you feel happier and less overwhelmed with the stresses of life. Dong Quai contains anti-spasmodic properties that can ease cramps and other symptoms of PMS.
It is also known to help prevent hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms as well. Dong Quai is an excellent blood builder and can help to replenish and rebuild the blood after injury or surgery. It contains anti-aging properties and can help increase circulation, improve one’s complexion, and aid in detoxification.
Topically, dong quai is helpful for skin problems such as rosacea, hives, eczema, neurodermititis, and vitiligo. Caution should be used with those who have breast, uterine, or prostate cancer or women who are pregnant. Dong Quai can be found online or at your local health food store in capsule, tincture, extract, tea, and cream form.
This item posted: 29-Apr-2015 - Disclaimer
Cucumbers are a highly alkalinizing and hydrating food that are rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, silicon, and potassium. Cucumbers are also packed with antioxidants and enzymes such as erepsin which helps to digest proteins and destroy parasites and tapeworms. The high chlorophyll and lignan content in the cucumber skin makes it a great anti-cancer food and can be particularly helpful in reducing the risk of estrogen related cancers such as breast, uterus, prostate, and ovarian cancer.
The high fiber content of cucumbers makes it an excellent remedy for constipation by adding bulk and hydration directly to the colon. Cucumbers are also one of the best natural diuretics around, aiding in the excretion of wastes through the kidneys and helping to dissolve uric acid accumulations such as kidney and bladder stones.
They have wonderful anti-inflammatory benefits which can significantly benefit autoimmune and neurological disorders. It can also help to diminish swelling and puffiness underneath the eyes when applied externally. Cucumbers also benefit teeth and gums as the fiber and nutrients help to massage the gums and remove bad bacteria from the teeth.
Their high silica content promotes strong and healthy hair and nails which has earned them the reputation for centuries as being a “beautifying” food. Fresh cucumber juice has the ability to cleanse and detox the entire body as well as help to alleviate digestive problems such as gastritis, acidity, heartburn, indigestion, and ulcers.
It is also an ideal way to properly hydrate the body since it is contains beneficial electrolytes that have the ability to bring nutrients and hydration deep into the cells and tissues making it far more effective than water alone. Fresh cucumber juice is also an excellent remedy for bringing down a fever in children and the convalescent.
This item posted: 28-Apr-2015 - Disclaimer
Chrysanthemum tea is a remarkable healing drink that is rich in beta carotene, calcium, magnesium, and iron. It contains potent anti-viral and antibacterial properties that make it highly beneficial for healing colds, flu, sore throats, itchy eyes, respiratory and sinus infections, urinary tract infections, and bladder and kidney infections.
Chrysanthemum tea is also very helpful in easing anxiety, tension, irritation, nervousness, and confusion. It is known to rejuvenate the brain as well as calm down the nervous system, leaving you alert and grounded. It is also good for blocked arteries, varicose veins, atherosclerosis, stabilizing blood pressure, and for preventing coronary artery disease.
Chrysanthemum tea has a cooling effect on the body and can help to bring down fevers, heat rash, and heat stroke. Chrysanthemum tea can help to ease headaches, nerve pain, and toothaches. It also aids in digestion of heavy or rich meals and is an effective liver detoxifier. To make this healing and refreshing tea, use 1-2 tsp of dried flower tops to 1 cups of boiling water and let steep for at least 20 minutes, strain and sweeten with raw honey if desired.
The dry flowers can also be soaked in water and used topically as a natural treatment for acne, eczema, psoriasis, or dry, itchy skin. Dried Chrysanthemum flowers can be found online or at your local health food store.
This item posted: 27-Apr-2015 - Disclaimer
Anthony William, Inc. - Disclaimer for Medical Medium Blog
This blog, its content and any linked material are presented for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or prescribing. Nothing contained in or accessible from this blog should be considered to be medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or prescribing, or a promise of benefits, claim of cure, legal warranty, or guarantee of results to be achieved. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this blog or in any linked material. Neither Anthony William nor Anthony William, Inc. is a medical doctor or other licensed healthcare practitioner or provider. Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before altering or discontinuing any current medications, treatment or care, or starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, or if you have or suspect you might have a health condition that requires medical attention. The United States Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any statement, claim, or representation made in or accessible from this blog or any linked material. The content of this blog and any linked material does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Anthony William, Inc. or the principal author and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. This article may contain links to other resources on the Internet. These links are provided as citations and aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that Anthony William, Inc. or the principal author recommends, endorses, supports, sponsors, or is in any way affiliated or associated with any person or entity associated with the linked material, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the linked material. If you would like to communicate with us, please visit our website at http://www.medicalmedium.com
Copyright© 2017 Anthony William, Inc. All Rights Reserved.