Hello and welcome to the Medical Medium Blog articles: RECIPES. 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!
Thyme tea contains potent anti-viral properties and is essential for Epstein Barr, Shingles, Hepatitis, Influenza, Herpes, Cytomegalovirus, HPV, etc. If taken on a regular basis it can significantly help to reduce the viral load in the body which makes it highly beneficial for those suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Vertigo, Tinnitus, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Thyme tea also helps stimulate memory, ease headaches and muscle tension, soothe coughs, relieve fevers, and fight colds and infections. It also contains a compound called carvacrol which is an excellent natural tranquilizer and has a tonic effect on the entire nervous system. Thyme is a good source of pyridoxine which is known to play an important role in manufacturing GABA levels in the brain, aid in regulating sleep patterns, and benefit neurotransmitter function in the brain. GABA is also one of the best natural defenses against stress damage.
Thyme tea is a great purifying herb for the digestive tract and has been found to destroy certain intestinal hookworms and roundworms and aid in the digestion of rich or fatty foods. Thyme is also essential for urinary tract health and can help prevent infections and keep healthy bacteria in balance. Thyme has some of the highest antioxidant levels among herbs. It is packed with bioflavonoids such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and naringenin which have powerful effects on eliminating free-radicals and other disease producing substances from the body.
Fresh thyme can be found in the produce section of your local supermarket or health food store. Thyme is also an exceptionally easy herb to grow and can produce abundantly in both containers &/or home gardens.
Thyme tea is a powerful healing drink and can be made by infusing fresh thyme leaves in hot water and allowing to steep for 15-20 minutes.
2 springs of fresh thyme
10-16 oz hot water
optional: fresh lemon &/or raw honey
Place fresh thyme in a mug and pour hot water over, allow to steep for 15 min or more. Remove thyme springs or strain. Sweeten with raw honey &/or lemon. Sip and enjoy! :)
Alternatively, a thyme infused water can be made by soaking fresh thyme springs overnight in a pitcher of room temperature water and sipped the next day for hydration & healing benefits.
2 whole bunches fresh thyme springs
32-64 oz filtered or spring water
optional: fresh lemon, raw honey, berries, cucumber slices, mint etc
Fill jug or pitcher with room temperature water and add thyme springs. Allow to soak on the kitchen counter overnight. In the morning remove/strain thyme sprigs and add lemon or raw honey or any optional ingredients you like. Sip water throughout the day for the ultimate hydration and healing benefits.
To learn more about which herbs and foods can heal and restore your body check out my new book Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic & Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal.
This item posted: 19-Feb-2016 - Disclaimer
Cauliflower is 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.
Cauliflower also contains a compound called Di-indolyl-methan (DIM) which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical dysplasia. Cauliflower also has excellent anti-inflammatory properties due to its omega-3 and vitamin K content and is an essential food for those trying to prevent chronic inflammation as in fibromyalgia, hepatitis, arthritis, cardiomyopathy, cystic fibrosis, IBS, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Roasted cauliflower gives you a fun way to prepare this veggie for family and friends. These thick slices of cauliflower are roasted with spices and herbs giving you a delicious and also beautifully presented meal.
Roasted Cauliflower Wedges
1 large head cauliflower
2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
sea salt and pepper to taste
optional garnishes: basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, and/or scallions
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Slice a whole cauliflower from top to bottom into three very thick slices and place in the baking trays.
Whisk together the oil and spices and brush or spoon over the cauliflower. Bake in the oven until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Time will vary base don your oven so check it often. Garnish with scallions and herbs and enjoy!
This item posted: 13-Feb-2016 - Disclaimer
A lot of people these days are cautious about eating potatoes, fearing they are too high in carbohydrates, will slow down weight loss, or are too white in color to have any real nutritional benefits.
This is a misconception. Potatoes are an incredibly healthy food that offer us an abundance of benefits for healing. What we do need to be cautious of is what we choose to put on our potatoes. Typically potatoes are eaten with butter, heavy amounts of oil, topped with cheese, cream or bacon, or alongside a big piece of steak. This is where the problem and the confusion around potatoes stems from.
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. This makes potatoes an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion. They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress related illnesses.
Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD. Potatoes themselves are virtually fat-free and packed with dietary fiber which helps to prevent constipation and protect the colon from polyps and cancer. Their high fiber content also helps to lower blood LDL cholesterol and keep blood sugar levels stable and within normal range.
Today's recipe gives you a simple but flavorful way to enjoy the subtleties of the flavor in steamed potatoes, along with fresh herbs, garlic, zingy lemon and an optional kick from the jalapeño and/or mustard powder.
This recipe is quick and easy to pull together and offers a satiating lunch, dinner or side dish paired with a crunchy green salad. It's also a wonderful choice to bring to gatherings and parties, and tastes wonderful the next day for an easy grab and eat meal of leftovers. Enjoy!
Potato & Herb Salad
6 potatoes (red, blue, or yellow work great for this recipe)
1 teaspoon olive oil
juice of 1 lemon (or more as desired)
1 teaspoon lemon zest (or more as desired)
2 teaspoons raw honey
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp finely chopped chives
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped dill
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
finely chopped jalapeño (optional)
pinch mustard powder (optional)
1. Steam the potatoes until tender and they can be pierced with a fork without crumbling (approximately 30 minutes). Set aside to cool.
2. Prepare the rest of the ingredients.
3. Once the potatoes are cool, add the other ingredients into a big bowl with them, carefully tossing everything together. Taste and adjust lemon and seasoning as desired.
Enjoy this wonderfully easy, delicious and healthy dish!
This item posted: 07-Feb-2016 - Disclaimer
We all want to start our day with energy, positivity and vitality, yet so many people aren't having this experience. You might be one of them.
Health conditions, stress, poor diet and lifestyle choices, environmental factors and more can burden us, and 7am can start to feel like the end of a long, hard day instead of the beginning of a fresh, new one!
Fortunately, there is much that we can do to help turn morning (or anytime) fatigue and blues around, and the recipe I have to share with you today is one tool that can help.
The combination of fresh fruit and greens in this recipe provides you with a vast array of healing antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals that will nourish and cleanse your cells, tissues and organs, and infuse your body with more energy and vitality. The addition of barley grass juice extract powder adds further health benefits and healing properties.
Starting your day with this smoothie bowl, or enjoying it for lunch or as a snack, is an incredible way to boost the nutrition in your diet and more deeply cleanse and support the health of your body. Whether you are taking one small step at a time to improve your health, or doing the cleanse diet I outline in my book Medical Medium, this is a great addition to your routine.
The base of this smoothie bowl is creamy, sweet and refreshing with a hint of tartness. If the addition of greens scares you, don't worry! You can hardly taste them in this recipe but you'll still receive their benefits. The different flavors and textures of the toppings give you something to bite into, making this smoothie bowl a really fun eating experience!
I hope you love this recipe.
Banana-Kiwi Green Smoothie Bowl
For the smoothie:
1 frozen banana
2 fresh bananas
4 kiwi fruit, skin removed
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tsp barley grass juice powder
1 cup spinach
1/2 to 1 cup water
kiwi fruit slices
organic shredded coconut
Or choose any other fruits you like.
1. Blend the spinach with 1/2 cup of water.
2. Add the rest of the smoothie ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. You may wish to add in extra water to facilitate blending or for a thinner consistency.
3. Add toppings of choice and enjoy!
This item posted: 31-Jan-2016 - Disclaimer
This smoothie brings a healthy spin on the classic creamsicle. It's thick, creamy, refreshing, sweet and gives a bright pop of tangy flavor with the orange.
The antioxidants in the banana and orange make this recipe a wonderful addition to any healing regime, or if you just want to add a burst of nutrients and energy to your day. The coconut water will provide deep hydration and nourishment to your cells. The vanilla gives a wonderful ice cream flavor and its calming effects on the central nervous system will help you move through any stress you are facing over the day.
This smoothie is so good that both adults and children will be asking for more. It's perfect as a breakfast smoothie, for lunch, or a snack.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
2 frozen bananas
1 fresh banana
3 whole chopped oranges, peel and seeds removed*
1-2 cups coconut water
Seeds from 1/4 vanilla bean, or 1 tsp vanilla extract (not essence)
*If you don't have a high-speed blender, you may prefer to try using 1 cup of fresh orange juice as the oranges may not blend smooth.
1. Place coconut water in the blender. Blend with the oranges until smooth.
2. Add the frozen and fresh bananas and vanilla and blend again until very smooth and creamy. If you use only fresh bananas instead of frozen the smoothie will still taste wonderful. It just won't be as creamy and dessert-like.
3. Serve right away and enjoy!
This item posted: 24-Jan-2016 - Disclaimer
Aloe vera leaf is a miraculous healing food that is one of the oldest healing remedies and natural antibiotics in the world. Taken internally, aloe works wonders for assimilation, circulation, and elimination.
It is known to purify the blood, reduce inflammation, ease arthritis pain, prevent kidney stones, lower high cholesterol, prevent Candida, boost physical endurance, benefit cardiovascular health, and protect the body from oxidative stress.
It also soothes ulcers, hemorrhoids, gastritis, diverticulitis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders. Aloe provides recovery from fatigue and aids in muscle function as well as optimal utilization of several vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. It’s alkaline nature, helps to soothe acidosis and alkalinize the whole body.
1 fresh aloe leaf (only a 2-inch piece will be used per serving)
8-16oz ounces of water
Cut a 2-inch piece off the aloe leaf. scoop out the gel and place in a blender with 8-16oz water. Blend on high for 10-20 seconds. Pour in glass and drink immediately on an empty stomach for optimal benefits.
*tip wrap remaining aloe leaf in kitchen towel or plastic wrap and store in fridge, will stay good for 1-2 weeks in fridge and can be used as needed.
Fresh aloe leaves can be found in the produce section of most supermarkets.
This item posted: 05-Jan-2016 - Disclaimer
Healing Broth is a powerful mineral-rich liquid that carries the essence of vitally nutritious vegetables, herbs, & spices in a way that is easy for the body to digest, assimilate, and utilize. You will find this recipe as comforting as it is nourishing. The ingredients of this simple recipe help to provide tremendous healing benefits to both the body and soul.
Carrots help to lower blood pressure, reduce edema, relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function. Onions & garlic have powerful antiviral & antibiotic properties and can help eliminate heavy metals and parasites from the body.
Parsley & shiitake mushrooms contain an excellent bioavailable form of iron which helps to keep your blood strong and prevent anemia and are also rich in zinc which is highly beneficial for treating viral issues and strengthening the immune system. Ginger & turmeric root helps reduce inflammation and improve liver function and aids in keeps your hair growing strong and skin healthy and vibrant.
This incredibly healing broth can be made in advance & stored in the fridge. Simply heat up only what you need and place in a thermal mug for warm sipping throughout the day. This broth has the miraculous ability to be both healing, cleansing, and nourishing all at the same time and is a wonderful addition to any health regime.
4 carrots, chopped or 1 sweet potato, cubed
2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
2 onions, sliced
1 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 cup of shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dried (optional)
2 tomatoes, chopped (optional)
1 bulb of garlic (about 6-8 cloves), minced
1 inch of fresh ginger root
1 inch of fresh turmeric root
8 cups of water
Optional: Chili peppers or red pepper flakes
Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a gentle boil. Turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for about an hour. Strain and sip for a mineral rich, healing and restorative broth or leave the veggies in to enjoy as a light healing soup.
This item posted: 04-Jan-2016 - Disclaimer
Ginger water is helpful in aiding in digestion and assimilation and is widely regarded to help prevent colds, flu, motion sickness, and vertigo. Ginger water can also help to alleviate menstrual cramps, nausea, heart burn, migraines, sore throats, exhaustion, fatigue, and constipation and it is great in providing relief from the stomach flu and food poisoning.
It also contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols and is a powerful painkiller which makes it especially beneficial for those who suffer with joint, muscle, and nerve pain. Ginger water has incredible immune-boosting and germ fighting abilities and has even been shown to help provide protection and relief from E.coli, Staph infections, and Candida albicans.
1-2 inches of fresh ginger root
2-3 cups of water
Grate the 1-2 inch piece of ginger root. Add 2-3 cups of water and a squeeze of lemon. Sweeten with raw honey. Strain, and enjoy warm or cold. Sip this throughout the day for its powerful protective properties against illness.
This item posted: 30-Dec-2015 - Disclaimer
Apple cider is a favorite beverage for many, and it's not hard to understand why. With the sweet, familiar flavor of apples and delicious, warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, apple cider brings comfort in a cup.
Apple cider is a great digestive aid and is very soothing to the digestive tract sipped before or after a meal. It also helps to reduce stress damage and keep the body energized and active. Cloves and ginger are especially good for warding off respiratory ailments and any cold or flu symptoms. They also helper relieve headaches, nausea, muscle spasms, tension, & nerve pain. Cinnamon is very good for reducing inflammation in the body making it helpful for people with autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Cinnamon also has the amazing ability to stop yeast infections, candida, and menstrual cramps. Star anise is highly beneficial in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, back pain, shingles, herpes, halitosis, and sinus infections. It is also commonly used as a digestive aid and can help to relieve gas, constipation, cramping, bloating, heartburn, and indigestion.
Spiced Apple Cider
8 cups apple cider/juice (make or buy organic if possible)
4 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1/3 tsp ground nutmeg
1 star anise
1 inch piece fresh ginger
1 orange, cut into slices
1/4 cup cranberries
Simmer the cider, whole cloves, ginger, nutmeg, star anise, and orange slices in a pot for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain the cider, top with fresh orange & apple slices & cranberries and serve to enjoy.
Once made, the spiced apple cider can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week and served cold, if desired.
This item posted: 25-Dec-2015 - Disclaimer
Today I have a Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl recipe that offers you a wonderful option for anytime of year. It's rich, sweet, creamy, and satisfying. Enjoy this Pumpkin Bowl for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dessert. You could even have it for a satisfying but light dinner.
A fun way to prepare these bowls for multiple people is to make as many servings of the main smoothie mixture as you need, then offer a selection of toppings for friends and family to create their own personalized flavor explosion. This recipe used pecans, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, blueberries and dried cranberries. Other wonderful options are raspberries, strawberries, banana, apple, pear, coconut, brazil nuts, raisins, dates, and dried figs. The possibilities are endless and they're fun to put together!
Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 large banana
1/2 - 1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Topping ideas: blueberries, dried cranberries, raw pumpkin seeds, pecans, chia seeds, etc
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Start with 1/2 cup of coconut milk and add more if you prefer a thinner consistency.
Pour into a bowl and add your toppings of choice. Fresh or dried fruits, seeds, nuts and coconut are great choices.
This item posted: 20-Dec-2015 - Disclaimer
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