Hello and welcome to the Medical Medium Blog articles: Healing Foods. I'm so happy to have you here. Visit this blog anytime for inspiration and valuable insights on foods that will help you to heal and feel your best. Happy reading!
These cute little Raw Lasagna Roll Ups are a fun and delicious finger food to serve to guests or enjoy just for yourself. Bursting with flavor from the herbs and fresh ingredients, they make a great bite sized snack or appetizer.
Zucchini is rich in poly-phenolic antioxidants which are essential in helping to protect the body from aging, illness, and disease. Zucchini is also a good source of potassium which is an important intra-cellular electrolyte that helps to maintain fluid balance and normalize blood pressure and is vital in helping to prevent heart attacks and stroke. Zucchini contains phytonutrients that are important for prostate health as they can help to reduce the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BOH). They also contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds which can aid asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Zucchini is also known to be particularly beneficial for hypertension, cataracts, macular degeneration, atherosclerosis, diabetes, edema, multiple sclerosis, and stomach and colon cancers.
Basil is an herbal antibiotic, antiseptic, carminative, and appetizer that has an special affinity for the stomach. Basil significantly benefits the stomach during digestion and can provide immediate relief from gas, stomach cramps, and nausea. It also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can provide relief for inflamed bowel conditions such as colitis, IBS, crohn’s and celiac disease. It is also highly antibacterial and antiviral making it effective against bacterial infections, intestinal parasites, colds, flu, mono, shingles, and herpes. Basil is a rich source of magnesium which relaxes muscles and blood vessels and supports cardiovascular health by lowering the risk of irregular heart rhythms and spasms.
Avocado is one of the world’s most perfect foods. It is easily digested and contains over 25 essential nutrients including iron, copper, magnesium, and essential fatty acids that help the body to function optimally. Avocados increase the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients, so they are a wonderful addition to green leafy salads to ensure proper absorption of all the vitamins and minerals. They are also an excellent source of glutathione which helps to boost the immune system, strengthen the heart, rebuild the nervous system, and slow the aging process. The monounsaturated fats in avocados reverse insulin resistance which helps to steady blood sugar levels.
Garlic is very good for the digestive tract and has a strong ability to eliminate toxic matter from the lymphatic system. Garlic’s anti-inflammatory properties make it vital for autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, lupus, fibromyalgia, lyme disease, bursitis, shingles, and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also particularly beneficial for ear infections, candida, bronchitis, respiratory infections, food poisoning, herpes, coronary artery disease, stroke, colds, flus, urinary tract infections, and weak immune systems.
2 cups basil
2 cups spinach
1 1/2 cups cashews
1 1/2 cups zucchini, peeled and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
Thinly slice 3 zucchinis lengthwise and set aside.
To make pesto: In a food processor, combine spinach, basil, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 dates, and 1/2 avocado with the juice of 1/2 lemon. Process until smooth.
To make cashew cheese:In a blender, place cashews, diced zucchini, 1 clove of garlic, 1 date and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Blend until smooth.
To assemble, take strips of zucchini and spread them with pesto or cashew cheese, or both. Then place one cherry tomato at the end of the zucchini and roll towards the opposite end! Continue until all the zucchini "noodles" have been stuffed!
This item posted: 04-Aug-2016 - Disclaimer
Make these delicious and easy zucchini and cucumber noodles for a refreshing, light twist on regular pasta. Top them with a chunky pasta sauce, fresh salsa, guacamole, or any of the four dressings in this video.
They are also great added into salads, served as a side, or topped with veggie curry or stir fry. Throw a sprinkle of fresh herbs, sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper on top and voila, your noodles are served. If you avoid grains or gluten, these noodles are the perfect alternative!
You can get a spiralizer and/or a julienne peeler here to make your noodles.
If you'd like more recipe ideas to accompany these noodles or completely new ideas, check out The Healing Path, our free online healing education program. The recipe book has 30 delicious, Medical Medium approved recipes to play with.
Have fun experimenting with these easy and healthy noodles!
This item posted: 20-Jul-2016 - Disclaimer
Delicious dressings can turn a simple salad into a mouth watering meal. And having a repertoire of dressing recipes you love saves time and energy on busy days.
Just throw a few ingredients into a blender and your dressing is ready to go. Pour on top of crisp greens, juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers, and some sliced onion for a simple but tasty salad, or make it as elaborate as you'd like.
Mango Tomato Dressing
1 cup mango
1 cup cherry tomato or diced tomato
1/2 cup orange juice
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup cilantro
1 green onion
1/4 jalapeño (optional)
Creamy Tahini Ginger
1 tbsp tahini
1 small peeled and chopped zucchini
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves of garlic
1 inch piece of ginger
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup basil
Almond Butter & Thyme
2 tbsp almond butter
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp thyme
water to blend if needed
For all dressings, place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over salad or steamed vegetables, or use as a dip for vegetable crudités.
This item posted: 14-Jul-2016 - Disclaimer
We've been receiving a lot of questions about the Light Blast that I give the audience at the Medical Medium Live events. Questions about what it is, how it works, and what it’s helpful for. Today I want to share some more information and a video with you about this gift I was given from Spirit.
When I received my gift at age four from Spirit of Compassion, I was given the ability to know what is wrong with the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of any person, and how they can heal. At the same time I was given the ability to ask Spirit of Compassion to bring healing, sacred Light down from Heaven and send it through anyone around me so that their body’s healing process can be ignited. This Light Blast also begins to remove old wounds, injuries and hardships that are caused by having our trust broken many times over our lives. The Light Blast is truly a miraculous gift from Spirit, and I’ve witnessed its effects on people around me over and over again.
To learn more about the Light Blast and how I received this gift, watch the video.
This item posted: 09-Jul-2016 - Disclaimer
Over 80% of us will experience adrenal fatigue multiple times over our lives. Symptoms can include weakness, lack of energy, trouble concentrating, becoming easily confused, forgetfulness, trouble completing basic tasks you could once handle easily, hoarse voice, poor digestion, constipation, depression, insomnia, not feeling rested after waking from sleep, and relying on naps during the day.
The best way to support your adrenals and help recover your health is to eat a light, balanced meal every 90 minutes to two hours. This grazing technique works because the frequent meals keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day; and as long as your glucose isn’t dropping, your adrenal glands don’t have to interfere. Giving your adrenal glands lots of rest allows them to devote energy to healing and restoring themselves.
Each of your meals should ideally contain a balance of potassium, sodium, and natural sugar (from fruit). This video shows some perfect snacks you can graze on to help recover your adrenal health, including:
* Apple, celery, and dates
* Orange, avocado, and spinach
* Sweet potato, kale, and lemon juice
* Cucumber, avocado, and lime juice
* Banana, dates, and romaine lettuce
* Coconut water, dried apricots and celery
* Coconut water, banana, and spinach
* Pear, berries, and mache
* Mango, figs, and celery
* Oranges, cilantro, and butter lettuce
* Raspberries, tangerines, and green leaf lettuce
* Berries, raw honey, and cucumber
* Apple, dates, and collard greens
* Banana, grape, and red leaf lettuce
* Apple, cauliflower, and cucumber
* Watermelon with lime juice, and celery juice
This item posted: 22-Jun-2016 - Disclaimer
These delicious black bean burgers offer a perfect, healthy alternative to other burger recipes without sacrificing the taste. The rich flavor of the patties combined with a variety of fresh, juicy and creamy toppings makes a wonderful meal to enjoy with family or friends. Serve in a gluten free bun to keep the meal entirely gluten free.
2 cups cooked black beans (approximately 1 can)
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 red onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1/4 cup parsley
1/2 tbsp each: thyme leaves, sage leaves, poultry seasoning
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) In a sauté pan, heat 1/4 cup of water. Add onions and garlic over high heat, stirring until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add more water if needed to keep from sticking.
3) In a food processor, pulse walnuts, ground chia seeds, parsley, thyme, sage, poultry seasoning, paprika and sea salt until coarse crumbles are formed. Set aside in a medium mixing bowl.
4) Place black beans, garlic and onions in the food processor and pulse five times until roughly combined. Add shredded zucchini and pulse three more times. Add to the contents of the mixing bowl.
5) Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
6) Form into small patties about 3 inches across and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
7) Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
8) Serve in gluten free buns with the toppings of your choice.
This item posted: 08-Jun-2016 - Disclaimer
These delicious gluten-free and corn-free Millet Flatbreads are the perfect vehicle for an endless variety of mouth watering toppings. In this video, we demonstrate how to make three different tasty toppings: Savory Sweet Potato & Mushroom, Butternut Squash & Arugula, and Avocado & Tomato. You can make just one or two of these toppings, all three, or create any topping recipe of your own. This is the perfect recipe to to let your creativity take over and explore what you like best. Enjoy!
2 cups millet flour
2 cups water
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 pinch sea salt
This item posted: 01-Jun-2016 - Disclaimer
Citrus fruits make a wonderful addition to salads, fruit bowls, snacking platters, and desserts, and are just as wonderful eaten on their own. Nature provides us with the perfect presentation option for citrus fruits with natural sections that can be pulled apart and displayed in a beautiful dish. Sectioning citrus fruits is easy once you know how to do it, and today's video shows you exactly how you can do it at home.
Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines are rich in healing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols, and are wonderful foods to include as often as possible. Just a few of their benefits include:
* Great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids
* Anti-cancer properties
* Help keep bones and teeth strong
* Support the health of the digestive tract
* And much more.
Learn more about oranges here.
Learn more about grapefruit here.
Enjoy the video and as many delicious citrus fruits as you desire!
This item posted: 26-May-2016 - Disclaimer
This simple smoothie recipe is delicious, vibrant, and comes together easily in just a couple of minutes. Wild blueberries are the star ingredient with their phenomenal health benefits.
Wild, lowbush blueberries are naturally occurring berries that have been growing in Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island for more than 10,000 years. They are smaller in size than planted blueberries and a more concentrated source of nutrition and antioxidants.
Wild Blueberries have survived in the acidic soil and challenging winters in the northern climate for many thousands of years and those natural challenges make them special. Their ability to adapt to harsh environments gives them genetic strength, which we also benefit from when we consume them. Their adaptogenic nutrients give us more strength and ability to adapt to the challenges and stress we face, and help to revitalize any exhausted system. Wild Blueberries present the perfect nutritional answer to total body recovery and are essential for the future of our health individually and as a race.
Wild Blueberries are the ultimate antioxidant superfruit and explode with immune strengthening vitamins and minerals that nourish body and soul. Their powerful antioxidants and polyphenols are known to protect the body from free radical damage, benefit cognitive and neurological health, support the cardiovascular system, and help reduce inflammation.
Wild blueberries can be enjoyed fresh or frozen. They are wonderful eaten alone, with other fruits, or added to smoothies like in this recipe, or salads. The most convenient way to enjoy wild blueberries is to buy them frozen from your local supermarket or health food store.
Simple Wild Blueberry Smoothie
1 cup wild blueberries
2 dates, soaked
1 cup of water
Combine the wild blueberries, bananas, dates, and water in the blender. Add the juice from half a lemon. Blend the ingredients until smooth and well combined. Serves 1-2
Watch the recipe video here.
This item posted: 18-May-2016 - Disclaimer
This family style lasagna is everything you could want in a decadent comforting dish, but without any of the dairy, grains, and oil. It makes many servings and keeps great in the fridge for the family to enjoy all week long!
1 butternut squash, peeled
6 large potatoes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Make noodles by slicing all vegetables into lengthwise strips about 1/4 inch thick, using a mandoline if desired.
8 cups tomatoes, diced
2 cups onions, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 date, minced
1/2 tbsp each: rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme
1 tbsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp curry powder
In a large sauce pan, combine all ingredients together over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer, stirring occasional until all ingredients are cooked through and have started to combine, approximately 20 minutes.
Blend sauce to desired consistency using a hand blender or by transferring to a standing blender in batches. Set aside.
1.5 cups cashews
1.5 cups zucchini, peeled and diced
1 date, seed removed
1 garlic clove
1/2 lemon, juiced
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Add water by the spoonful only if needed to blend. Set aside.
1 large cauliflower, florets
1/3 cup cashew cheese
Arrange florets on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Roast at 425 degrees for 25 minutes until the tips turn golden brown and florets are tender but not mushy.
In a food processor, pulse cauliflower with 1/3C cashew cheese until well combined but still somewhat "grainy". Set aside.
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 cups basil
2 cups spinach
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt
In a food processor, pulse all ingredients until well combined. Add water in a thin stream as needed up to 1/4 cup. Pesto should be uniform but with some texture. Set aside.
In a large lasagna pan, spread a thin layer of tomato sauce to prevent sticking. Lay down a layer of veggie noodles. Then spread a thin layer of one of the sauces. Add another layer of vegetables, and then another thin layer of a different sauce. Continue until you have layered all the vegetables and all the sauce into the pan.
Bake at 425 for 20 to 30 minutes until top turns golden around the edges. Chill in the fridge for at least one hour prior to serving.
This item posted: 10-May-2016 - Disclaimer
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