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Every single person today has a liver that needs proper care. Your liver plays a fundamental and critical role in your health and in what your health will look like in 20 years, even if you don’t suffer with any symptoms or illnesses right now or you’ve been told your liver is in good working order. There’s more to understand about your what’s really happening inside the livers of everyone today and what your liver needs from you to protect your health in the years to come.

The liver is responsible for more than 2,000 chemical functions in the body (though science and research only believe it’s responsible for about 500). This highly intelligent, special organ works so hard for you, day in and day out. But your liver needs your help in order to do its many jobs, which ultimately keep you alive. Your liver needs the right foods, herbs and supplements to cleanse, detoxify and heal. And, very importantly, you need to know what not to do so you don’t make your liver’s job even harder. That’s why I wrote Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease, so you can have the information you need to take good care of your liver and protect your health and your family’s health.

You’ll read new undiscovered information in Liver Rescue that will transform the way you think about your liver and what your body needs to recover from chronic symptoms and illnesses, as well as to prevent illnesses later in life. Because the truth is that nine out of ten people today already have a sluggish, stagnant, fatty, toxic or sick liver. And having a sluggish, fatty, overburdened liver plays a central role in almost every symptom and condition that people suffer with today. With the truth in your hands and the right nutrients and support, your liver can regain its health and work even more effectively to recover and prevent symptoms and illnesses.

How Your Liver Works For You

In order to care for the liver, it’s important to understand how it works. There’s a highway of blood called the hepatic portal vein that rushes from your gastrointestinal tract into your liver. This blood vessel brings vitamins, minerals, nutrients, hormones, oxygen, hydration and, unfortunately, troublemakers too.

I talk in great detail about what I call the “Liver Troublemakers” in Liver Rescue. They’re hundreds of different toxins, pollutants, and pathogens like pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, prescription drugs, aluminum, lead, copper, mercury, viruses, bacteria and more. These are the toxins we’re surrounded by in our modern world and that we are even born into this world with (not because of genetics but because they are passed down from generation to generation through the family line). They’re what makes us sick. They’re what cause disease and chronic illness, including the conditions believed to be autoimmune diseases (learn more about the mistaken autoimmune theory in Thyroid Healing and Liver Rescue).

The liver is a master at sorting out the good and the bad. It takes the good stuff—the nutrients and other helpful natural compounds—and puts them where they need to be used in the liver. Your liver is incredibly smart. It knows all about the compounds that are in a food as well as how to store or distribute those elements.

Take the example of an apple. This incredible piece of fruit contains a living water that’s hydrating and nourishing for your liver and your entire body. The liver can take the special living water from that apple, compress it and store it until it needs to be used at a later date. Then when your body needs those elements or you are dehydrated, your liver can reactivate and rehydrate that living water and send it out into your bloodstream. This is all undiscovered information that medical science and research are unaware of. I want you to know how truly miraculous your liver is so you can take proper care of it. I explain exactly how to do this in Liver Rescue.

The liver’s ability to orchestrate everything that comes in from that hepatic portal vein keeps you in balance, and it keeps your body functioning. It’s not known the science and research yet, but your liver also has its very own immune system to help protect itself and in doing so protect you. I have a chapter in Liver Rescue on your liver’s immune system with a full explanation of how it works for you.

Your liver also identifies the liver troublemakers I mentioned (for a full list and explanation of each, see Liver Rescue) and works to neutralize and detoxify them. Neutralizing is a process where the liver makes the toxin less harmful, so that if the toxin travels through the bloodstream and especially to the heart and brain, it won’t cause major problems.

The liver also holds onto some of the worst offenders and locks them away deep inside itself. It really doesn’t want certain toxins floating around your body and making their way to your heart or brain—these troublemakers are too dangerous. So they get stored away in deep pockets of the organ.

But we need our livers to be healthy in order to do all of this well. If the liver is too overwhelmed by toxins and poor food choices (now or in the past), and if it’s become sluggish or fatty or weak, it can’t do its job properly. And your health begins to suffer or worsen even more. Even if you don’t have any symptoms or conditions right now, it doesn’t mean they are not in the process of developing internally. As I shared before, nine out of ten people have a sluggish liver and soon enough it will be ten out of ten people for all the reasons I share in Liver Rescue, so it’s essential that everyone knows what their liver needs and how to curb and heal the symptoms and conditions that can result.

Cleaning House For a Fresh Start

It takes the right kind of cleanse to help flush out the toxins from your liver, and in doing so to lighten the liver’s load. In Liver Rescue I share the Liver Rescue 3:6:9 Cleanse, which is specifically designed to work with your liver; not against it. This Cleanse is a gentle and safe way to pull out the toxins that are burdening your liver so it can effectively eliminate existing or incoming troublemakers—viruses, bacteria, chemicals and metals—before they make you sick. You can repeat the cleanse as many times and as often as you’d like.

The Liver Rescue Morning I also share is an incredibly healing practice to bring into your life daily or as often as possible, also. Along with the different healing foods and supplements (with the suggested dosages I include in Liver Rescue) to help your liver heal and strengthen.

It’s important to know that there are many different programs, cleanses, practices, flushes, and diets out there that are popular or said to help your liver. Unfortunately, almost all of them do not help the liver or are even harmful to it. It’s vital you know the truth about what the liver really needs from you and how to safely and effectively cleanse and support it. Learn more about harmful liver flushes and other liver misunderstandings and myths in Liver Rescue.

What your liver needs to be healthy is oxygen, water, sugar and mineral salts. These elements, along with nutrients from fruits and vegetables, are what the organ craves. Interestingly, the liver can only take in the nutrients when they’re surrounded by sugar (glucose). Of course, I’m not talking about table sugar or corn syrup, I’m talking about the natural health-giving sugars in fruits, tomatoes, potatoes and squash.

People who are on no-fruit or low-carbohydrate diets are unknowingly starving their livers and doing themselves a real disservice. If a nutrient comes in but it isn’t bound by a sugar, your liver will let it roll on by. Sugar allows the liver to take in the nutrient. Sugar is the fuel that helps your liver break down fat too. This may surprise you given how popular and trendy high fat and high protein and low carb diets (whether they are plant based or animal based) are today. While these diets have some benefits in the respect that they take our processed and junk foods, these diets are still problematic. I have a whole chapter on this topic in Liver Rescue because it’s so critical to understand so you know how to take care of your health.

Your liver also needs natural sugars to keep cool. The liver is a naturally hot organ, but toxins and high protein, high fat diets make it hot in a toxic way. Glucose from fruits and carbohydrate-rich vegetables help it cool.

Your Liver’s Neighbor: The Gallbladder

The hot liver shoots a sludge of gunk, toxins, poisons and chemicals, along with cholesterol and bilirubin, into the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a naturally cooler organ, and its temperature is linked with the temperature of the liver. The hotter the liver gets, the cooler the gallbladder needs to get. When a too-hot liver leads to a very cool gallbladder, people experience symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. These issues stem from the dynamic between the liver and the gallbladder.

When the hot gunk cools in the gallbladder, stones form. That’s how people get gallbladder stones. In Liver Rescue I talk about the foods that dissolve those stones and clear the toxins too.

Foods To Support Your Liver

Now that you know more about how the liver works, I want to share a few of the top foods, herbs and supplements that will help you cleanse, heal and take care of it. I cover many more in Liver Rescue, along with how they the help your liver and body, and also feature some delicious healing recipes that incorporate many of these special foods.

Apples provide an active living water that hydrates the liver and supports the liver’s ability to hydrate your body. Apples also starve bacteria, yeast and mold out of the intestinal tract and liver. In doing so they keep sludge out of the gallbladder. Apples can also dissolve gallstones. Eat one to three apples a day (or more) if you can.

Artichokes contain phytochemical compounds that inhibit the development of tumors and cysts in the liver. Artichokes also contain many chemical functions that help the liver neutralize toxins before they get to the brain or heart. They help the liver screen and filter your blood.

Asparagus is high in flavonoids and powerful anti-inflammatory compounds—they’re like a natural aspirin. They also expel and dislodge fat cells and other poisons. Asparagus cleanses, detoxifies and soothes the liver.

Bananas are antibacterial, anti-yeast, antifungal foods. The fructose in bananas provides a quick fuel for the liver—it’s one of the organ’s favorite food sources. Bananas also sooth the lining of the intestinal tract.

Berries are a rich medicine chest for the liver. Your liver contains a type of cell known as Kupffer cells, and wild blueberries especially contain the kinds of antioxidants those kuppfer cells need. Raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are all powerful healing foods for your liver.

Brussels sprouts are an ultimate liver cleansing food. You can eat them raw, steam them or even juice them. Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables have a special sulfur that expels poisons and pathogens from your liver.

Celery contains undiscovered subgroups of sodium that I call cluster salts. These cluster salts protect liver cell membranes. They strip the cells of viruses down and bind onto free floating poisons. Drinking sixteen ounces of pure celery juice with nothing added on an empty stomach every morning is a powerful way to cleanse your liver.

Cilantro binds onto heavy metals so you can safely eliminate them from your liver and body. Cilantro also contains phytochemical compounds that cling to other troublemakers, such as neurotoxins and dermatoxins, which end up in our livers. Cilantro is another liver cleanser.

Cranberries do many jobs for the liver. They cleanse the deep parts of the liver. The harsh fruit acid in cranberries kills pathogens. They also have a tremendous amount of vitamin C that steps the oxidation of cells.

Cucumbers are an ally for the liver. They provide a hydrating liver water just like apples. Cucumbers also cleanse the liver.

Dandelion greens trigger a squeezing action in the liver that helps it release toxins. .

Lemons and limes improve hydrochloric acid (HCL) production in the stomach. They also cleanse fatty livers and help dissolve gallstones.

Melons are an incredibly powerful cleansing food that also have the ability to hydrate the liver. It’s ideal to have melons early in the day and not after eating something heavy.

Peaches remove old deep-seated poisons, debris and putrefied food in your small intestinal tract, which helps your liver get better.

Oranges and tangerines provide a wealth of calcium and vitamin C that the liver can use since it’s combined with the glucose in the fruit.

Pitaya, which is also called dragon fruit is a liver rejuvenator. It cleanses poisons from the organ. You can often find this red-fleshed food in the freezer department.

Raw honey contains a combination of the sugars that the liver needs along with the minerals, vitamins and nutrients that restore the liver.

Spinach has mineral salts and nutrients that help the liver. It also helps the liver receive vitamin B12 better.

Tomatoes harness critical phytochemicals, micronutrients, vitamins and minerals that support the liver. The fruit acid in a tomato also helps the gallbladder eliminate some of the sludge that can sit in the bottom of the gallbladder. They also dissolve gallstones.

Wild blueberries have pigments that reverse damage to the liver.

Supplements To Support You

There’s also specific supplements that are helpful for the liver to heal, cleanse and strengthen. When it comes to supplements there’s a huge range in quality and they’re not all created equal. I have listed the brands I like on my preferred supplements page on my website to help you source the highest quality products.

Here’s a few of the supplements that support the liver with some of the ways they help. You can find a full list of them along with exactly how they help the liver in Liver Rescue. I also include suggested dosages for you to consider for many health conditions.

5-MTHF helps the liver receive B12.

Ashwagandha is good for the liver and it strengthens the adrenal glands.

Barley grass juice powder contains phytonutrients that feed an undernourished liver while allowing it to detoxify

B12 with adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin is critical for your liver and almost everyone is deficient in it. Even when blood tests show B12 levels are normal, you can still be deficient.

Burdock root is very medicinal for the liver and it purges it on a deep level. You can find burdock root in the grocery store and consider juicing it or making a tea with it.

Cat’s claw kills off pathogens and viruses that are in the liver.

CoQ10 is a great antioxidant for the liver.

Goldenseal kills pathogens, including strep

Hibiscus contains antisine compounds, which is what gives it the red color, which helps bring the liver back to life.

Lemon balm kills pathogens and bacteria. It also calms the liver and the nerves, so that your liver can relax enough to be cleansed.
Licorice root tea.

Spirulina pulls out toxic heavy metals that sit inside the liver and create a wealth of issues.

Vitamin C strengthens all levels of the liver’s personalized immune system. The liver uses vitamin C in all of its over 2,000 chemical functions.

Zinc plays a critical role in all 2,000 of the liver’s chemical functions.

In addition to bringing more of these food and supplements into your life, I also encourage you to read Liver Rescue. Consider doing the Liver Rescue 3:6:9 cleanse and Liver Rescue Mornings.

Thank you for becoming experts of your own livers and health. Your liver is all about saving your life and keeping you as healthy as possible for as long as possible. It simply needs your help to do its job. When you learn how to properly care for your liver and apply the information you learn, you are doing the very best you can for your health now and in the future. I’m so proud of you and I thank you for being here. Nothing brings me more joy than knowing you have the information you need to heal in your hands.

(Note: Some visitors may search for the spelling "catsclaw" or "cats claw" when searching for "Cat's Claw". These are local or regional variations on this beneficial herb.)

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille is the perfect healthy comfort food that nourishes the body, mind, and soul. The warm veggies bubbling in a rich savory sauce make it a wonderful meal that is enjoyed by family and friends alike. It pairs well with soup, salad, cauliflower rice, quinoa, or any veggie side dish. Ratatouille also freezes well which means you can cook in advance and have it on hand for any last minute dinner needs.

In Liver Rescue, I share how each of these ingredients can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Zucchini: Very similar to cucumber in certain ways, as it is also a fruit that’s helpful for liver hydration, which allows the liver to store micro pockets of water that it can later release back into the bloodstream during moments of chronic dehydration in your life. Zucchini have a mild liver purging effect, allowing the liver to squeeze out poisonous troublemakers safely. It’s also soothing to the intestinal tract walls, pushing out pathogens such as bacteria and fungus, allowing for better absorption of nutrients that can be sent up to the liver. Zucchini is a beneficial gallbladder food, containing phytochemicals that actually reduce gallbladder inflammation.

Eggplant: Often shunned due to confused belief systems about nightshades, eggplant is more worthy than we are led to believe. It can help us more than anyone knows; the only reason it’s avoided is because we don’t understand it. In truth, eggplant has small quantities of an undiscovered astringent phytochemical that improves blood flow to the liver, allows oxygen to be maximized inside the liver, and helps prevent all manner of disease. Eggplant also has phytochemical compounds that bind onto vitamin C, making it more bioavailable to the liver and the liver’s personalized immune system. Eggplant thins out dirty blood filled with fats and poisons, which can help stop blood clots from occurring inside our veins and eases the heart, too, allowing it to not overwork as it pumps.

Ratatouille

Ingredients:
1 large zucchini
1 large yellow squash
1 eggplant
1 red bell pepper
4 cups cooked quinoa (optional)

TOMATO SAUCE
4 tomatoes, roughly diced
1 yellow onion, roughly diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste (see Tips)
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
¹⁄8 teaspoon curry powder

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Thinly slice the zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and red bell pepper into rounds. Set aside.

To make the tomato sauce, combine its ingredients in a saucepan over high heat. Stir frequently for 2 to 3 minutes until the tomatoes have released their juices. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes until the tomatoes have started to break down. Using an immersion blender, puree the tomatoes until a chunky sauce forms. Alternatively, you can use a standing blender for this step by pulse blending and leaving an opening at the top to allow the steam to escape.

Place a cup of the tomato sauce in the bottom of a baking dish and spread it to coat the bottom. Layer the zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and red bell pepper slices in whatever pattern is desired. Cover the baking dish with parchment paper and place in the oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Serve the ratatouille topped with the remaining tomato sauce, over a bed of quinoa if desired.

Tips:

*This tomato sauce freezes well and can be kept on hand for quick, easy meals anytime.

*If you use store-bought tomato paste, make sure it doesn’t contain citric acid.

*For an even faster version, roughly dice the zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and red bell pepper, mix in the tomato sauce, and cook everything in a baking dish for 40 to 60 minutes until all the vegetables are tender.

Makes 4 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

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Mac & Cheese

Grow up eating Macaroni & Cheese? In this recipe, this childhood classic is dished up without the dairy, gluten or fat it normally contains but plenty of flavor making it a great option while healing the liver. Dig into a comforting bowl of this creamy pasta anytime you want to take a step back in time or for a simple meal that will please the family.

Potatoes have gotten a bad rap for far too long. As victims of the war on foods mistakenly categorized as “disease-producing,” potatoes have been blamed for ills they never caused. Potatoes are wrongly accused of contributing to obesity, diabetes, cancer, Candida overgrowth, and many other conditions, while in truth these miraculous tubers can reverse these illnesses. That’s right! Potatoes are actually good for people with diabetes, because they help stabilize blood sugar. The entire potato, inside and out, is valuable and beneficial for your health: potato plants draw some of the highest concentration of macro and trace minerals from the earth.

Carrots are a quick liver refueling source of glucose that’s attached to minerals and vitamins. When carrots are eaten raw, they’re higher in antiseptic phytochemical compounds that inhibit the growth of unfriendly microorganisms.

Mac & Cheese (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, & Fat-Free)

Ingredients:
12 oz gluten-free, corn-free elbow pasta
2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and diced
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt, more to taste
1/2 cup water or vegetable stock
Black pepper, to taste

Directions:
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until soft. Drain and set aside.

Place the diced potatoes and carrot in a steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover with a lid or tight-fitting foil and steam for 10-15 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat.

Add the steamed potatoes and carrot to a blender along with the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, turmeric, lemon juice, sea salt and water. Blend until smooth.

Place the cooked pasta in a large saucepan or pot and add the sauce. Heat until warmed through, about 3-5 minutes. Season with black pepper to taste before serving.

Serves 4

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they sup-port the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

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These two salad options are brimming with healing properties for your liver. They’re great for when you want a lighter meal, and they’re also perfect additions to a cooked meal such as the steamed vegetables from the Liver Rescue 3:6:9. You can customize each salad with any of the liver-healing foods from Liver Rescue so that you never get bored. If you try the fat-free Orange “Vinaigrette” Dressing, it is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. It’s flavorful, sweet, and satisfying for anyone to enjoy.

Spinach: The mineral salts in a spinach leaf and especially its stem helps the liver with its over 2,000 chemical functions. Not only is spinach filled with lots of vitamins and other nutrients; they’re nutrients that the liver can easily absorb. Spinach leaves release nutrients quickly into the intestinal tract, even when someone is experiencing weak hydrochloric acid or bile production levels. It massages the ileum, allowing for better B12 production, and helps the liver convert nutrients so the rest of the body can receive them once the liver releases them.

Asparagus: Provide a wealth of flavonoids, many of them undiscovered or unstudied, that are highly anti-inflammatory; they act as natural aspirin and soothe a hot, overburdened, struggling liver. The liver’s ability to cleanse increases greatly from this calming effect. Asparagus brings order to a chaotic, sick liver. The liver’s immune system strengthens instantly from asparagus. It increases bile production yet doesn’t allow the liver to overwork itself in producing bile. Helps dislodge fat cells, expelling them from the liver. Helps rejuvenate the liver’s deep, inner core. Asparagus is one of the most important liver healing foods. Consider putting it on the menu at least a few times a week.

Liver Rescue Salad

Ingredients:

OPTION A
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cucumber, sliced
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
½ cup chopped parsley (optional)
½ cup chopped scallion (optional)
8 cups any variety of leafy greens (spinach, arugula, butter lettuce, etc.)
1 lemon, lime, or orange, juiced

OPTION B
2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
1 cup diced carrot
1 cup diced asparagus
1 cup diced radish
2 cups diced apples
½ cup chopped cilantro
8 cups any variety of leafy greens (spinach, arugula, butter lettuce, etc.)
1 lemon, lime, or orange, juiced

OPTIONAL ORANGE “VINAIGRETTE” DRESSING
1 cup orange juice
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon raw honey
¼ cup water
¹⁄8 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
¹⁄8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)

Directions:
Place the salad vegetables and the leafy greens of your choice in a bowl and mix together to form the base of the salad. Drizzle the fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice over top to taste.

Alternatively, make the Orange “Vinaigrette” by blending all of its ingredients until smoothly combined. Toss your salad in the straight citrus juice or Orange “Vinaigrette” Dressing until well mixed. If you’re sharing with another or saving some for later, divide the salad into two bowls. Enjoy!

Makes 1 to 2 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

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The Liver Rescue Smoothie is a key recipe in Liver Rescue because it offers such powerful healing support for the liver, which makes it helpful for every kind of chronic illness and symptom. It’s also a central recipe in the Liver Rescue 3:6:9 Cleanse included in Liver Rescue.

The first smoothie option below is a fast, simple, antioxidant-rich tonic to add to your life for deep liver healing. The second smoothie option is a light, cheery alternative that brings together greens and fruit. If you’ve never thought of adding sprouts to your smoothie before, now is a perfect time to try it out. They’re powerful and mild, and they blend perfectly into this smooth, tropical treat.

In Liver Rescue, I share how each of the ingredients in this smoothie can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look at each of the star ingredients…

Pitaya (also called dragon fruit): The red pigment in the red-fleshed variety of pitaya is a rejuvenator for your liver, bringing cells back to life. It helps your liver produce cells faster so regeneration of the liver can occur. It’s a fountain of youth fruit for the liver that slows down and stops liver aging by caring for its deep, inner core, which in most cases succumbs to disease if left neglected for too long. Look for packs of frozen red pitaya in the frozen section of the grocery store or online, or you may find it fresh in your area. If neither is available where you live, seek out pure pitaya powder.

Wild blueberries: Contain dozens of undiscovered antioxidants, including anthocyanin varieties. There’s not just one pigment inside a wild blueberry; there are dozens of pigments not yet researched or studied. The wild blueberry is to the liver as mother’s milk is to a baby. Not only do wild blueberries have the ability to grab on to plenty of troublemakers, they also hold on to them as they leave the liver, in a way that most other healing foods cannot. The pigments in wild blueberries have the ability to saturate deep into liver cells and cross cell walls and membranes inside the liver, spreading their blue everywhere. Wild blueberries enhance the intestinal tract, feeding good bacteria there, which benefits the liver greatly. Look for packs of frozen wild blueberries in the frozen section of the grocery store or online, or you may find it fresh in your area. If neither is available where you live, seek out pure wild blueberry powder.

Liver Rescue Smoothie

Ingredients:

OPTION A
2 bananas or ½ Maradol papaya, cubed
½ cup fresh, 1 packet frozen, or 2 tablespoons powdered red pitaya (dragon fruit)
2 cups fresh or frozen or 2 tablespoons powdered wild blueberries
½ cup water (optional)

OPTION B
1 banana or ¼ Maradol papaya, cubed
1 mango
½ cup fresh, 1 packet frozen, or 2 tablespoons powdered red pitaya (dragon fruit)
1 celery stalk
½ cup sprouts (any variety)
½ lime
½ cup water (optional)

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. If desired, stream in up to ½ cup of water until desired consistency is reached.

Makes 1-2 servings

Tips:
* If you don’t have access to the options for pitaya and/or wild blueberries, substitute blackberries, cultivated blueberries, or cherries.

*Try adding at least one frozen element to your smoothie. This ensures that your smoothie stays nice and cold!

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.


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This dish can be made with either raw or cooked cauliflower rice. While it may seem intimidating to think of making your own sushi rolls, it’s surprisingly easy. They don’t have to look perfect in order to taste great! The options for filling your sushi rolls are endless. Try incorporating fresh herbs like mint, basil, and cilantro for a fresh twist, or branch out into other liver-healing vegetables like radishes, asparagus, or sprouts. You can even incorporate cooked vegetables like sweet potatoes or any variety of squash.

Cauliflower: A nutrient rich vegetable that is excellent for supporting a strong immune system and optimum health. Cauliflower is incredibly high in vitamin C, K, and B-complex and minerals such as boron, calcium, molybdenum, and tryptophan. It is also a good source of high quality protein that is easily assimilated into the body. Cauliflower contains powerful anti-cancer compounds such as indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane which are particularly beneficial for helping to prevent breast, cervical, ovarian, colon, stomach, and prostate cancers.

Cucumbers: Allies to the liver due to their ability to hydrate it. Your liver’s always in need of living water that’s filled with minerals and other nutrients, because your liver keeps your blood hydrated. It relies on sources such as cucumber for that living water. This minimizes dirty blood syndrome by helping reduce fats and toxins inside of dirty blood. Phytochemical compounds in cucumbers act as anti-inflammatories to the small intestines and colon. Cucumbers have a gentle blood-thinning ability, too, allowing for detox to occur naturally, without obstruction.

Cauliflower Sushi

Ingredients:
½ cauliflower
6 toasted nori sheets

OPTIONAL FILLINGS
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
1 avocado, thinly sliced
½ cup water

THAI CHILI SAUCE
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
1 cup cold water or fresh squeezed orange juice
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon minced Thai red chili or ripe jalapeño

Directions:
Cut the cauliflower into florets (it should yield approximately 6 cups of florets). Place the florets into a food processor and pulse until a rice-like texture forms. Place the cauliflower rice in a medium bowl and set to one side.

If you’d prefer to have cooked cauliflower rice, cook the processed cauliflower in a sauté pan over medium heat, stirring frequently for 5 to 7 minutes until tender. There is no need to add oil or water to the pan, as the cauliflower itself should remain moist enough to avoid sticking. When the cauliflower rice is tender, set it aside in a medium bowl to cool.

Place one sheet of nori on a cutting board. Scoop about ¾ cup of cauliflower rice onto the end of the nori sheet closest to you and spread it into an even layer covering the bottom half of the nori. Arrange the desired filling vegetables in the middle of the cauliflower rice.

Carefully lift the nori from the bottom edge close to you and begin rolling it tightly toward the top. Just before finishing the roll, dip your finger in the water or orange juice and run it along the top edge of the sheet. This will help the nori stick to itself as you complete your roll. Using a sharp knife, slice each sushi roll into even pieces.

To make the Thai Chili Sauce, blend the fresh tomatoes, water, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, lemon juice, honey, and red pepper flakes together with up to 1 tablespoon of minced Thai red chili or jalapeño according to desired spiciness.

Makes 2 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.


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This dairy-free, fat-free soup is like a hug inside a bowl. It’s creamy, warm, and comforting. The nourishing rich flavor of kabocha squash blends beautifully with the warmth of garlic, onions, and curry. This is a great one to make ahead and freeze so that you have an instant satisfying option on hand whenever you need it.

Winter squash (including kabocha, acorn, delicata, and butternut): Loaded with nutrients that our livers can easily store. High in carotenoids that protect liver cells from damage. The glucose in winter squash can stabilize the liver, allowing blood sugar to stabilize overall in the body.

Garlic: Since the liver deals with an onslaught of pathogens, it needs herbs and foods that help it fight its cause. Garlic is one such herbal food. The medicinal, pungent, astringent quality of garlic is a pathogen’s worst nightmare. Phytochemical compounds from garlic seep through the walls of the intestinal tract into blood vessels that lead up through the hepatic portal vein into the liver. The liver’s immune system welcomes these compounds because it knows they’re like a relief army coming in so the immune system can find reprieve and retreat to build up its forces. These phytochemical compounds are like throwing sand in someone’s eyes; they literally hit a variety of pathogens inside the liver, forcing them to back down and even killing off some of them. If you’re sensitive to garlic, try onions; they have similar qualities. If you’re not sensitive to garlic, don’t be afraid to bring it in when you feel like it.

Kabocha Squash Soup

Ingredients:
1 medium kabocha squash (see Tips)
3 cups vegetable broth (see Tips)
1 cup diced onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ lime, juiced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup water

Directions:
Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil and submerge the whole kabocha squash, stem and all. Boil the squash for 10 minutes, flipping it upside down halfway through. Remove the squash carefully and set aside to cool.

When the squash is cool enough to handle comfortably, peel it, slice it in half, and remove the seeds. Cut the squash into cubes; this should yield about 4 cups. Place the cubed kabocha squash into a pot along with the vegetable broth, diced onion, garlic cloves, curry powder, sea salt, and lime juice. Bring the broth to a boil and then reduce to a rapid simmer, stirring frequently. Continue to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the squash is tender and cooked through.

Transfer the entire contents to a blender and blend until smooth, slowly at first, allowing an opening for steam to escape through the top of the blender. Serve warm, topped with red pepper flakes if desired.

Tips:

*Make your own broth using the Liver Rescue Broth recipe on page 368 of Liver Rescue. Alternatively, you can find low-sodium vegetable broth at the grocery store (make sure it doesn’t have canola oil, citric acid, natural flavors, or other sneaky additives) or replace the broth with water in a pinch.

*If kabocha squash is unavailable where you live, try substituting butternut squash, acorn squash, or even sweet potato instead. You’ll need about 6 cups cubed squash of any variety.


Makes 2 to 4 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 04-Jan-2019 - Disclaimer

There are so many ways to make pancakes taste delicious, but these Apple Pie Pancakes might just become your favorite yet. Spiced apples piled high on a stack of perfect pancakes, all topped off with a drizzle of pure maple syrup—it doesn’t get much better! These pancakes are a perfect holiday themed treat or a great weekend breakfast or lunch for the whole family. They are free of eggs, dairy, and gluten and are low in fat, making them an indulgence you can feel good about.

Apples have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and provide significant results for those suffering with autoimmune disorders such as Addison’s disease, Cardiomyopathy, Celiac disease, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis. Apples contain pectin, which is a gel-like fiber that can prevent the putrefaction of protein in the digestive tract. Pectin works like an intestinal broom to clean and sweep out debris from the colon. This is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from constipation or impactions.

Apple pectin has also been shown to bind with radioactive residues and toxic heavy metals such as lead and mercury and safely remove them from the body. One more benefit of apple pectin is that it has the ability to limit the amount of fat our adipose cells can absorb by building a barrier that naturally controls the buildup of fat in the body which makes it a great choice for any weight loss program.

Apple Pie Pancakes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup + 1-2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup wholegrain gluten-free oat flour
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp of ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
2-3 tbsp maple syrup, for drizzling

For the Spiced Apples:
2 red apples, diced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
2 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tsp water

Directions:
In a small bowl or jug, combine the almond milk and applesauce. Mix well and set aside.

Add the oat flour, coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground nutmeg and baking powder to a medium-sized bowl and whisk to combine. Pour theapple sauce mixture into the flour and stir until you get an even batter. Add 1-2 tbsp more almond milk if needed - the batter should be thick but pourable. Set aside.

To make the spiced apples, combine the diced apples, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, coconut sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes, until the apples are cooked through.

While the apples are cooking, place a non-stick crepe or regular pan on medium-high heat and add a couple spoonfuls of pancake batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned underneath, then flip. Repeat with rest of the batter.

Serve the pancakes immediately with spiced apples and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Serves 2

To find out more of the undiscovered healing properties of dozens of foods, check out the #1 Best-selling book, Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 22-Dec-2018 - Disclaimer

Get into the holiday spirit with these festive Candy Cane Kisses. While most candy comes with added chemicals, preservatives, colors, and other trou-blesome ingredients, these beautiful Candy Cane Kisses provide a cleaner option you can make at home. Get your children, family or friends involved and make these Kisses for serving at holiday events or simply to have a healthier option available in the home for your family.

Candy Cane Kisses

Ingredients:
Liquid from 1 can of organic chickpeas (aquafaba)
3/4 cup vegan caster sugar or blonde coconut sugar, ground finely
1-2 tsp freshly-squeezed organic beetroot juice (optional)

Directions:
Line a baking tray with a clean sheet of parchment paper and preheat oven to 210F.

Place the liquid from a chickpea can into a large, clean bowl and whisk with a stand-mixer or electric beater until soft peaks form. Add the sugar little by little, beating thoroughly after each addition. Continue until all the sugar is added and the mixture has reached stiff peaks (stands upright on the whisk).

Place the meringue into a piping bag or clean ziploc bag with the corner cut off. Add a couple teaspoons of beetroot juice to the sides (if using). Pipe the meringue onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 2 hours, until firm to the touch. When done, turn the oven off, open the oven door slightly and let the meringues cool completely in the oven. Best kept in an airtight container.

Makes about 50-60 servings

This item posted: 20-Dec-2018 - Disclaimer

Millions of Americans are struggling with weight gain and yet what’s really behind this pervasive issue is still unknown in conventional medical and alternative health communities. Almost exclusively, you’ll hear weight gain blamed on slow metabolism, overeating, too many carbohydrates, or a lack of exercise. These are common theories but they’re just that: theories. They aren’t the real reason there’s an epidemic of mystery weight gain across the globe.

Despite the theories and promises of trendy fad diets everywhere you look, it’s the liver that holds the answers to your questions about mystery weight gain. It is not as straightforward as burning more calories than we consume. Many times, people are following a trendy diet and exercising regularly and are still gaining weight. It’s critical to have great compassion for those who are struggling with their weight and to understand what’s really going on so we can help end the shame and judgement many overweight people experience.

The True Cause of Mystery Weight Gain

If you’re gaining weight, it means your liver is sluggish. I have a whole chapter on mystery weight gain and another chapter on sluggish liver in Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease. While two other factors, the thyroid and the adrenals, can often be involved, weight gain is really about what your liver is up against.

When someone can eat all the junk food she or he wants and not gain an ounce, it’s because they have a liver that hasn’t yet hit its fat-storing or poison-storing limitation and therefore functions at a faster pace. That doesn’t mean their liver isn’t overburdened or overstressed. You could be thin and still have a liver illness developing or a liver complication that’s causing or will eventually cause symptoms.

What could be overburdening the liver you might ask? Liver Troublemakers. That’s the name I have given to the hundreds of different toxins, pathogens and pollutants we have in our livers. We have all been exposed to many of them over our lifetimes and even before we were born we inherited them in the womb because they’re passed down from generation to generation in our family lines. Even the healthiest babies are born with livers that aren’t functioning at 100% because of these Liver Troublemakers (unfortunately it’s more like 70% at most.) To discover what these troublemakers are, where they sit in the liver, how they damage the liver, how long it takes for them to leave, and how to support your body and liver to remove them, you can read Liver Rescue.

Ideally, the liver would be strong and uncompromised enough to process fats, toxins, and hormones with ease, neutralizing and getting rid of the toxins altogether while only holding on to high-quality fats and hormones that could be useful to your body later. The reality is that for most people, the liver simply has too much to do and the liver can’t process fat as well as it’s meant to, so fat cells begin to collect in it at a more rapid rate. The liver becomes so congested internally that fat builds around the outside of it, with pre-fatty and then fatty liver developing. Fat cells then begin to accumulate in the intestinal tract, and eventually, the heart and arteries get saturated. Weight starts to cling on around the waist.

This is just one side of mystery weight gain. There’s a great deal more to understand that I cover in Liver Rescue so you have a complete picture of what is happening when you’re gaining unwanted weight.

The Adrenal Connection

One of the reasons that the liver begins to breakdown is an influx of adrenaline in the bloodstream. As life get busier and more stressful, adrenaline is pumped through the body in increasing quantities. No longer is this an issue solely restricted to mid or late adulthood with the many responsibilities and stresses this time of life holds. Students are becoming burnt out earlier on in their college careers and are taking a year off or dropping out of school completely. Even medical students are choosing to forgo residencies due to increasingly high levels of stress.

The reason that stress and adrenaline are so toxic is that they cause the liver to become overburdened. Add to that the high-protein and high-fat diets that are highly popular and normal today and the liver is put into further distress. Whether you’re plant based or love animal foods, high-protein diets (which are also inherently high in fat), are problematic for the liver. No matter what the fat source is—animal protein, soy, nuts, avocados, oil—too much of it burdens the liver. The ketogenic diet is especially problematic. Why? When you eat a high-protein and high-fat diet, your adrenals flood adrenaline into your bloodstream to help your liver disperse fats. Your liver needs this help because bile, whose job it is to breakdown fats, is weakened when your liver is under stress. If your adrenals do not respond with aid, excess fat in the bloodstream can lead to stroke or heart attack. This extra adrenaline, while corrosive and damaging, is your body’s way of protecting your life.

Healing the Liver

In Liver Rescue, I dive into the many troubles plaguing the liver and the solutions available to recover its health and help the Liver Troublemakers leave. The key is consistency; supporting your liver with plenty of fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables—16 ounces of straight celery juice on an empty stomach and my Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie are two options that can help you jumpstart the process. In Liver Rescue, I share exactly how you can support your liver with specific foods and supplements (including suggested dosages.) The book includes information on how to use these foods and supplements for best results. I also offer you my Liver Rescue Morning and Liver Rescue 3.6.9 Cleanse which are life-changing ways to support and detoxify the liver. This isn’t the same liver health information you might read or hear elsewhere. It’s highly advanced and detailed information that can bring back your liver’s health and help you truly recover from dozens of symptoms and conditions.

For those who have already been applying the information I share in Liver Rescue and my other books, rescuing the liver takes time so do not be discouraged. This means that weight gain can continue for a period when you’re doing the right things because the liver was already under such distress that it needs time to adjust and heal before the weight can start to leave.

Additionally, when we have viruses, bacteria, toxic heavy metals like copper, aluminum, or mercury, and other Liver Troublemakers sitting in our livers, recovery time increases. This is due to the fact that, when our livers are inundated with fats and our bile is weakened, viruses and bacteria take advantage of this dip in our immune systems and strengthen (you can read Liver Rescue or any of my books to understand why you might have these pathogens in your liver). If you suffered from acne as a teenager, for instance, and continue to see occasional outbreaks when you are sick or around your cycle, this is because acne is caused by the strep bacteria, which continues to sit in the liver long term producing more symptoms later in life. The same is true for cold sores and HHV. Other viruses, like Epstein-Barr (which has over 60 undiscovered strains), are also rampant, biding time, and straining the liver. All of these factors plus more I discuss in Liver Rescue play a part in the condition of your liver and the symptoms and illnesses you have now or could have in the future.

Our job, then, is to take care of our livers in the way they need on a daily basis. Then you will be healing every day, even when you can’t yet see or feel it. This includes limiting fat intake, whether it’s from plant or animal sources, to give your liver a break so it can work on other important roles aside from processing fats. It also includes eating the healthy critical clean carbohydrates I discuss in detail in Liver Rescue that our livers need to replenish vital glycogen storage and heal and prevent countless conditions. It’s so important to understand how your body works and what it needs from you so you can protect yourself and your loved ones now and in the future. I highly recommend reading Liver Rescue so you can empower yourself with the truth and become an expert on what your body needs to heal and feel its best. I’m with you and I believe in you.

This item posted: 16-Dec-2018 - Disclaimer

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