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Did you know that thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism are still mysteries to medical science and research? Their true cause and therefore the steps required for healing are not yet known. Although they have the best intentions at heart, medical doctors and other health practitioners are giving recommendations about these conditions and many others without knowing what’s really behind them. As a result, people are being given inaccurate diagnoses and they don’t have the correct knowledge and information they need to truly heal. Below I will share what’s really behind these conditions. You can also read more about them and over a hundred other symptoms and conditions in my book Thyroid Healing.
Knowledge is Power
The first thing to recognize is how powerful it is simply to know the truth behind your symptoms or conditions. If you have been given a confusing autoimmune diagnosis and have been told that your body is attacking itself, you may already feel disempowered and hopeless. I am here to share with you that your body is not attacking itself. Your body is on your side and is fighting for you every day. It never attacks itself. This is a misguided theory that has become a belief that is pervasive today and it’s damaging to your health and your loved ones health. You can learn more in Thyroid Healing. I am also going to tell you the true cause of your thyroid condition. When you know the true cause of your symptoms, only then can you truly begin to heal, recover your health, and gain your life back.
For almost all cases of Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism, the true cause is a pathogen in the body that’s attacking the thyroid. That pathogen goes by the name Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Therefore, your thyroid is not behind your symptoms. It’s the virus that’s infected your thyroid and creating problems and not your body turning against your own thyroid, which is what medical communities mistakenly believe is the cause. The thyroid is not the cause; it is another victim of the true cause—the virus. And your body is not attacking itself, but it is wisely attacking the virus that is creating the symptoms you are experiencing.
When you finally understand that your body is fighting for you, not against you, and that you have an unwanted pathogen in your system, your immune system kicks into gear and begins acting even more efficiently for you and your well-being. This is critical to understand because of all the misinformation floating around today that is preventing people from healing. Simply knowing and understanding deep within your being that your body is on your side and is fighting a virus, not itself, is the very first powerful step toward achieving true health. This is why knowing the truth is so powerful and essential for your healing.
Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s
When you experience symptoms from Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism, they’re not caused by the thyroid as I just shared. Rather, it’s EBV causing these symptoms. When the thyroid itself is functioning properly, there are actually very few and minor symptoms that result, such as temperature fluctuations. This is because T3 and T4, the only known hormones in the thyroid, are not actually as important to our overall physical well-being as the medical world believes. T3 and T4 are currently, and incorrectly, considered to be the hormones that sustain our livelihood. However, even when some people have normal hormone levels, they still experience symptoms that are associated with Hashimoto’s such as weight gain, weight loss, hair falling out, aches, pains, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog, and fatigue. It is not the hormone levels that are of ultimate concern, although, of course, it is important to maintain healthy levels of T3 and T4. The real reason behind these symptoms is the Epstein-Barr virus causing a low grade infection that’s not detected by medical communities. All of the above symptoms and many more are actually viral symptoms—some of them symptoms of the virus still living back in another organ such as the liver—not thyroid-caused.
In Thyroid Healing, I explain in great detail about the two thyroid hormones that are yet to be discovered. These hormones, R5 and R6, are vastly more important to our health and well-being than T3 and T4. I also explain how EBV comes to infect the liver and other parts of the body and create these symptoms.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a more advanced version of hypothyroidism. While some sources will say it’s the other way around—that Hashimoto’s causes hypothyroidism—that’s not the case. And what you have going on in your life, from other stresses on your immune system to diet to the triggers I share in Thyroid Healing, will determine how fast the virus may move from hypothyroidism (slight damage to and underperformance of the thyroid) to full-on Hashimoto’s (a severely inflamed, more damaged thyroid). Childbirth is an especially common trigger for Hashimoto’s, which is why you’ll hear of many new moms developing the disease either directly after giving birth or even up to one to three years later.
When someone has hyperthyroidism, EBV is specifically going into the thyroid, which eventually accelerates tissue growth. EBV is attacking the thyroid so feverishly that the gland grows more tissue to protect itself, and, as a result, to produce more hormones. When you understand that this is actually a protection method and what’s causing the symptoms, you can then take the steps needed to eliminate EBV from your body and begin healing. It is often thought that those with hyperthyroidism cannot gain weight, yet there are many people with this disease who are living with unwanted pounds. They are often told they are an anomaly. However, it is not uncommon. Those who gain weight with hyperthyroidism do so because they have a different variety of EBV, possibly more than one variety, that is sitting in their liver. Over time the liver becomes sluggish due to viral matter and toxic build up. It’s important to understand that it is this sluggish liver that causes the weight gain, not the thyroid.
Now that you are aware of the true cause of Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism, you can focus on the steps to take for healing. In my book Thyroid Healing, I explain triggers to avoid and healing foods for these conditions. In my article and webinar called Foods that Heal Thyroid, I give examples of powerful foods that fight EBV, restore and protect the thyroid, and keep the thyroid balanced. I also have an article and radio show also called Thyroid Healing in which I talk about how to eliminate EBV and support the thyroid. In this post, as well as in the supplements section of my book.
If you are not ready to start including healing foods into your diet, either for monetary reasons or simply because you are anxious about including things in your life you are unfamiliar with, I understand. Just knowing that your body is fighting a pathogen and not attacking itself is such a powerful step forward. Your body loves you unconditionally and is working for you, not against you, every single day. When you read Thyroid Healing, you will have even more information that can aid in your healing, Just remember to have compassion for yourself and remind yourself every day that your body is on your side.
This item posted: 02-Dec-2017 - Disclaimer
We have been told for decades by authorities that food has nothing to do with healing. In fact, only in the very recent past has modern medicine started to discuss foods as a way to prevent illness. In the last five to ten years conventional medical experts have started talking about the healing benefits of foods more than ever, as if this was wisdom they knew all along. It might seem like this would be a positive shift in the health field, but unfortunately this trend has resulted in some of the most healing foods, such as fruits, being unfairly attacked by the newest experts. Because of this trend, it’s critical that you err on the side of caution so you are not fooled by this recent development of trendy misinformation. It’s important to remember that it’s the doctors and experts in alternative health that have known for a very long time that foods heal the body and they were ridiculed for it. Still, both conventional and alternative health communities have yet to fully understand the power of foods that can actually reverse and heal diseases that have plagued people for decades.
The foods I discuss in this article are so powerful, and scientific research knows almost nothing about them. Science and research have not even scratched the surface of what is in foods and are years away from discovering what is in a wild blueberry, for example, or any other healing food. Funding simply does not get devoted to researching truly healing foods.
As I explain in depth in my book Thyroid Healing, the true cause of thyroid disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Grave’s disease, and almost all other thyroid conditions and symptoms is the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Medical science and research are not yet aware of this truth. EBV is not just a trigger for people who are already dealing with a chronic illness or even a thyroid condition as some health professionals believe. A trigger is not a true cause. That is a lazy mistake. The virus is the true cause. This is a subtle but serious critical difference in knowledge that’s essential to understand. You can read more about how and why EBV causes the symptoms and conditions that are attributed to the thyroid today and why this virus is not at all understood by medical communities in my book Thyroid Healing.
It is crucial to understand that EBV is the true cause of thyroid problems so you can begin including the foods that fight this virus and support the thyroid. Knowing the cause can change everything when it comes to healing. There are many people who call themselves autoimmune experts who suggest one diet or another these days. While it may be easy to follow these trendy diets, we must ask ourselves whether it is even possible for these medical experts to recommend which foods to avoid and which foods to include when they do not even know what causes thyroid disease and other thyroid conditions and symptoms in the first place. These experts tell us that thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is our immune system attacking our own body. This is reckless, outdated information that does not help someone heal. Furthermore, scientific research knows very little about what is in foods and what foods can do. These two things puts their credibility in question. We have to be the ones to become experts. It’s critical for our own health and the health of our loved ones.
Many of the foods I discuss here are controversial and may seem contradictory to other information you have heard elsewhere. This is again because most of the thyroid information that is available today is outdated and inaccurate. Keep in mind, the below foods are only a portion of the foods I list in Thyroid Healing.
The first food is actually a group of foods called cruciferous vegetables, which include kale, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli raab, arugula, and cabbage. You may have heard that cruciferous vegetables, also known as brassicas, are harmful for anyone with a thyroid problem. This is an example of misinformation that becomes trendy and is shared widely despite it not being accurate. And it is even harmful because these foods are some of the most powerful healers for anyone with a thyroid condition or symptom. The mistaken theory suggests that the goitrogenic compounds contained in these foods are harmful to the thyroid. However, it is impossible to consume enough cruciferous vegetables for them to become dangerous for your thyroid. In truth, even if you eat a barrel full of cauliflower, you will still be safe. The reason is due to something currently undiscovered within these foods called anti-goitrogenic compounds. These same vegetables that contain the goitrogenic compounds contain equal amounts of compounds that cancel out the goitrogenic ones. Therefore, there should be no fear when consuming these delicious healing vegetables, whether raw or cooked.
Actually, if someone avoids them due to this misinformation, they are truly missing out on what these foods have to offer. There are phytochemical compounds in kale, brussels sprouts, and all these vegetables that do so much to heal your thyroid that you would be cheating yourself if you decided to avoid them “just to be safe.” The phytochemical compounds literally push the virus out of the thyroid and destroy it. Since it is a pathogen we are going after when trying to heal thyroid issues, it is critical to understand the healing properties the brassicas possess and incorporate them into your diet. Some broccoli and cauliflower are not going to hurt you; they will help you.
Look at an artichoke to visualize just how strong and protective this food is for the thyroid. You see the layered leaves on the outside, the tips of which are spiked and sharp. The leaves are thick and hearty on the outer layer and become thinner and denser as they reach the center of the vegetable. At the center lies the heart, which the entire leaf system is safeguarding and supporting. In the same way, the majestic artichoke can protect your thyroid, making it the most powerful food for thyroid healing. This is why an artichoke is on the cover of my book Thyroid Healing.
There are so many undiscovered compounds in artichokes that work for your thyroid, including subgroups of phytochemicals that shrink nodules, tumors, and cysts. There are undiscovered antioxidants and amino acids, which hopefully science will begin to see 30 years down the road. Artichokes also protect your thyroid from invaders, such as the pathogen you now know to be the true cause of thyroid disease.
When consuming artichokes, fresh is always best. If you purchase canned, bottled, or even frozen artichoke hearts, citric acid is often an additive, which can be harmful to your health in different ways and should be avoided. But the artichoke hearts will still help heal the thyroid, regardless of the citric acid. You can read more about why it’s important to avoid citric acid in my book Medical Medium If for some reason you are unable to get fresh artichokes, soak your canned, bottled, or frozen artichoke hearts overnight in water with a pinch of sea salt. The next day, rinse them well and almost all of the citric acid will be gone. If you steam your artichokes, you may also add a pinch of sea salt to this water, too.
Atlantic Sea Vegetables
Sea vegetables are another food group that tends to ruffle some feathers, typically due to the high iodine content. There is a commonly held belief that anyone with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis should avoid sea vegetables and iodine altogether. This is based on a current trend that’s focused on the idea that iodine creates inflammation of the thyroid. However, the people recommending to stay away from foods like dulse and kelp are the same people who do not know what causes thyroid disease in the first place. Therefore, would it even be possible to understand whether iodine is harmful or not? After reading Thyroid Healing, you will become the real expert on thyroid disease and other thyroid conditions and symptoms and will fully grasp that all thyroid problems are directly caused by a pathogen in our body, which helps us understand which foods to eat and which to avoid. Atlantic sea vegetables are not among the foods to avoid, and here is why.
Atlantic sea vegetables, especially dulse and kelp do, in truth, contain elevated amounts of iodine, but this is helpful. Iodine acts as an antiseptic for the thyroid. It is a disinfectant and cleans the thyroid out of any viruses, such as Epstein-Barr virus, the very pathogen we are targeting when wanting to heal from Hashimoto’s, Grave’s, or any of the other various thyroid issues that are so prominent today. Iodine deficiency today is very different to the kind we faced in the past. Years ago, we were deficient in iodine due to the new cultivation process of grains, which was stripping grains down so that they became a very different food than they were before. These days, many organic farmers are aware of iodine deficiencies in the soil, and so they cleverly use seaweed fertilizers to enrich the growing process with iodine. This, though, is not enough. We require more iodine than we ever did because of the vast amount of people struggling to fight viruses in their thyroid. This is why it’s so important to include sea vegetables in your diet. Dulse and kelp help you protect your thyroid if it’s under attack from EBV, which is very common for many people, and support healing in powerful ways. The iodine in sea vegetables also protects the thyroid from radiation and helps to prevent thyroid cancer and other cancers.
If you are afraid of the iodine in sea vegetables and are having a hard time letting go of the idea that they are bad for you, try just including a little bit of Atlantic dulse in your diet here and there. Just start off small. Sprinkle a teaspoon of dulse flakes on your salad once a week. Stir a strip of Atlantic kelp into your soup for dinner. Try to get small amounts of it in as you learn to trust that iodine is helpful, not harmful.
My recommendation is to opt for the sea vegetables from the east coast, from the Atlantic ocean. The Pacific ocean is too polluted for us to be regularly consuming vegetables from its waters. The dulse and kelp that come from Maine are the best ones to eat. These are powerful foods that can bring you so much healing.
Be sure not to confuse the iodine in sea vegetables with the bottles of topical iodine from the pharmacy. Topical iodine is not to be consumed orally.
While bananas may seem like a common fruit, they actually contain powerful properties to help you heal from your thyroid disease, conditions, and symptoms. Bananas help restore neurotransmitters and support healing from neurological problems, which are among the symptoms related to thyroid problems. Neurotoxins from viruses like EBV can creep into your body and cause symptoms like brain fog, memory loss, fatigue, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, tremors, tingles and numbness, headaches, tinnitus, anxiety, depression, and many more. This fruit is an anti-inflammatory, anti-EBV food that can greatly help you in healing from and preventing thyroid conditions and symptoms. Bananas are also good for hypoglycemia because they balance blood sugar and protect adrenals. Additionally, they knock out streptococcus, which unknown to medical science and research is the bacteria responsible for SIBO, from the intestinal tract. Streptococcus is a cofactor for Epstein-Barr Virus.
There is a current trend that started approximately 11 years ago that warns people to not eat bananas. The common thought is that bananas have too much sugar, which often leads people to believe that the sugar in bananas is the same as the sugar in a donut. This could not be further from the truth. The sugar contained in bananas, and in all fruits, is glucose that our brain requires on a daily basis.
The panic about bananas is completely unfounded, especially because science has yet to even discover what is in a banana. Once medical research came across potassium, they stopped any further inquiry simply because there is no money is banana research. What is not talked about is that bananas are very rich in calcium because they require calcium-rich soil to grow. The calcium in bananas is very important for the central nervous system. Furthermore, we need calcium from fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables in the diet when there are nodules in the thyroid. Nodules deplete our systems of any calcium that we already have, making us deficient in this necessary nutrient. Bananas are excellent at preventing calcium deficiency.
Many people are accustomed to eating bananas when they are still fairly green. Others have been told to eat them when they’re completely green and hard as a rock by recent experts who fear fruit and don’t understand what they’re recommending. They try to back up their recommendations with biased studies that are anti-fruit, which puts people into fruit fear. This is another colossal, trendy blunder that’s slowing down the healing process in chronic illness. When bananas are in this state, they are unripe and can actually be quite difficult to digest and assimilate all the nutrients you are trying to acquire from the banana in the first place. Allow your bananas to ripen until there is no visible green, they are slightly soft to the touch, and there are even some brown spots. You also don’t want them too overripe. The best time to eat them is when they are lightly speckled with brown spots, but haven’t turned mostly brown. When fruits are ripe, they will become much sweeter because the sugar has matured and the nutrients will be their most bioavailable at this point. Their sugars will also most effectively hold and suspend the most important nutrients for reversing and preventing disease.
I encourage you to incorporate as many bananas as you want to in your diet because they are such an amazing gift to us for healing and nourishment. Even if you do not have a thyroid condition or symptom, bananas can be an amazing staple, especially because they are commonly affordable and available year round in most places in the world. Every time you go to the store, add a few bunches to your cart. Keep several bunches of bananas on your kitchen counter at all times. Freeze them when you have a lot of ripe ones so they are ready to throw into smoothies or to make banana ice cream. You can even eat four or five at a time and experience how satisfied they make you feel when they are properly ripened. If you eat them with a few stalks of celery, you will have an especially nourishing, balancing, and restorative meal or snack.
Cucumbers are another important food to include because they strengthen the adrenals and the kidneys while flushing toxins created by viruses from the bloodstream. Cucumbers also hydrate the lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system can be found at various places around our body, but some of the most important lymph nodes are the ones that surround the thyroid in the neck. We want to protect this part of our lymphatic system because of its close proximity to the thyroid.
People who are too sick to exercise will benefit greatly from increasing their consumption of cucumbers. This healing food will support your lymphatic system in lieu of the exercise you are not quite ready for.
Garlic is an incredible food for thyroid healing because it essentially acts like an anti-viral bomb that can do wonders for eliminating EBV from your system. It also kills off streptoccocus, which, as I mentioned above, is a cofactor of EBV. Strep is connected to UTIs, sinus infections, SIBO, acne, and many more symptoms. Garlic has a fantastic way of getting deep into the throat to fight off bugs in the lymph system and thyroid.
Some people stay away from garlic because they either believe it is unhealthy, or they simply cannot handle the strength of the flavor. Garlic is not an unhealthy food. It is very good for you because of its antiviral compounds. If it is the flavor that is keeping you away from garlic, try to eat scallions and onions instead because they contain similar properties.
I want to inspire you to include both raw and cooked garlic into your meals and to get creative with it! There is no need to burn your throat by eating too much, but try to get garlic in any way you can. Make guacamole with a couple cloves of raw garlic mixed in. Instead of adding one clove of garlic to your vegetable soup, add four. Mince or press a clove of garlic for your savory salad or add it it your salad dressing. You can even rub a piece of raw garlic on a baked sweet potato. Also, I recommend investing in a simple, inexpensive garlic press. This will make it much easier to consume garlic regularly because sometimes mincing garlic with a knife can be a bit tedious.
Celery is one of the most amazing foods given to us to heal from thyroid issues because of its long list of healing properties, most of which are unknown to science and research. Celery strengthens hydrochloric acid in the intestinal tract, helps the liver produce bile to break down food, and stabilizes the adrenals. Celery provides special undiscovered subgroups of mineral salts that attack the virus that causes Hashimoto’s. Celery also contains powerful electrolytes for the nervous system and boosts T3, a hormone in the thyroid. Find out more of the unknown healing properties of celery in Thyroid Healing. If celery doesn’t taste good to you, try chopping it up very small and adding it to your salad. Add a stick or two to your next smoothie. Juice it and drink it alone, or juice it with some cucumber, an apple, or pineapple if you need help with the flavor. This is another important food to include and find creative ways of getting into your meals.
At the moment, scientific research does not know much about what is contained inside an asparagus, but they are beginning to tap into some new chemical compounds. What research does not know is that asparagus supports the thyroid and is one of its most enthusiastic and powerful advocates. Think of asparagus as your friend or family member that consistently has your back and is your constant support. There are phytochemicals in the skin and in the tips of asparagus that push back invaders, whether those invaders are chemical or viral. Asparagus also has an alkaloid that acts as a gentle aspirin throughout the body, calming down the body and lowering inflammation. As opposed to over-the-counter aspirin, this quality in asparagus does not thin the blood or create havoc in the stomach. There are so many ways to consume asparagus. To start, you can try juicing it raw, adding it to raw to salads, or eating it lightly steamed.
Radishes are one of those vegetables that, because they have a bite to them, are often neglected. However, they are wonderful to include if you want to heal your thyroid. Radishes are an antiviral food due to their high and unique sulfur content. The sulfur contained in radishes is unlike that of any other vegetable because it specifically kills pathogens throughout the body. This is one of the ultimate foods for Hashimoto’s or any kind of thyroid problem because of its unique ability to kill off EBV, which is exactly what you want to do throughout your healing process. The sulfur compound acts like a smoke screen, saturating the thyroid and removing pathogens. Another quality of radishes is that they can prevent and stop thyroid atrophy. When the thyroid is infected, it can often atrophy due to its lack of use, which gives you just one more reason to include radishes on top of salads and to eat as snacks. While the variety of radish most people are familiar with is quite spicy, there are so many other varieties to try that are either milder or even spicier. Watermelon radishes and grapes radishes are beautiful choices to be found at local farmers markets and health food stores and are more mild. There are even black radishes that have a strong but delicious bite. These varieties will change everything you know about radishes and are fun to add to dishes and try with your family.
Potatoes are another controversial food because they have been mistakenly labeled as a white food. Even though potatoes are white on the inside, they are not a white food. Radishes, bananas, jicama, and cultivated blueberries are all white on the inside with a different color skin, and yet they are not considered white foods. Potatoes have gold skin, red skin, brown skin, and even purple skin. There are so many varieties of potatoes available to us that are healthful to include in our diet, especially if we want to fight the virus that causes thyroid problems. Potatoes, contrary to popular belief, are not devoid of nutrition. Rather, they are full of it! They have very high amounts of L lysine and tyrosine. The humble potato is one of the ultimate EBV killers and is wonderful to include in your diet despite it being under attack by many diet trends today. These diets and the experts behind them don’t understand thyroid illness or any other chronic illness. By shunning the potato because it goes against their own personal food beliefs they are taking away an opportunity to receive the healing benefits from a fantastic food you may need for no reason.
Tomatoes are amazing for the thyroid because they contain their very own variety of vitamin C. Researchers are currently unaware that there are multiple types of vitamin C in fruit. This vitamin C in tomato is created through the moonlight frequency that is absorbed when the tomato is growing outdoors. This special vitamin C supports the thyroid like no other kind by keeping it balanced. Tomato has always been scrutinized because it’s classed as a nightshade. The new trend of the day suggests we should remove seeds from the tomato, which isn’t helpful. This trend stems once again from well-meaning experts who don’t know what causes thyroid and chronic illnesses in the first place. They are offering food advice based on outdated studies that have a “thumb on the scale” that have influenced their outcomes, which in turn can hinder healing.
Barley Grass Juice Extract Powder
This powerful supplement pulls out mercury and heavy metals, which feed the virus you are trying to get rid of when healing from thyroid conditions and symptoms. Barley grass juice extract powder also has alkaloids that feed the thyroid, which in turn prevents the thyroid from atrophying.
This is just a fraction of the foods and supplements and their healing benefits listed in Thyroid Healing. You can discover more about how to heal from thyroid problems and over a hundred different conditions and symptoms and which foods are the most important for healing in Thyroid Healing.
By including these foods and supplements into your diet on a regular basis, you will be giving your thyroid the best possible opportunity for true healing. Try to have fun with the different foods and find new ways to incorporate these healing, powerful fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, herbs, and supplements into your daily life. When you feed yourself with the foods that fight EBV and support thyroid health and other chronic illnesses, you are giving your body the best support you can and healing can happen.
This item posted: 08-Nov-2017 - Disclaimer
Are you or anyone you know suffering with a condition like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves disease, hyper or hypothyroidism, or hyper or hypoparathyroidism, fibromyalgia, restless legs syndrome, PCOS, endometriosis, or perhaps you’ve had or currently have thyroid cancer? Or perhaps you or a loved one struggle with a symptom like hair loss, insomnia, heart palpitations, brain fog, vertigo, fatigue, depression, dry skin, anxiety, weight gain, weight loss, weak nails, nerve pain, aches and pains, concentration and memory loss, chills, cold hands and feet, puffy eyes, puffy face, constipation, insatiable hunger. or other unexplained symptoms or illnesses? If so, you may have been told that it’s because of your thyroid or hormones. The truth is that none of these health problems are actually caused by your thyroid or even your hormones. There is much more to understand than what medical science and research currently knows. Plus, both medical and alternative health communities do not yet know exactly what’s behind these conditions. Unfortunately, chronic illness is growing at an alarming rate with no signs of slowing down.
Even if you don't have any of these symptoms or conditions right now, it's important to learn the tools you can use to protect yourself and your family so you can help prevent getting sick in the future. There are answers, and it's my job to do whatever I can to get never before heard knowledge into your hands so you and your loved ones can regain your freedom and the lives you're here to live. You are not meant to be in the dark with no answers for why you feel the way you do. You didn't create this and you don't deserve it. In my book Thyroid Healing, I reveal the true causes of more than a hundred symptoms and conditions plaguing so many people today and how you can heal.
If you’re an avid reader of health books and articles and you think you’re aware of the latest thyroid health information, you’re going to be more than surprised—maybe even shocked—at how much more there is to know. Thyroid Healing is like nothing you have read or heard, and it will bring you true comprehension of the undiscovered inner mechanics of our thyroids for the first time ever. Today I will explain a few of the core truths about thyroid health.
The True Cause of Thyroid Issues
The true reason so many people are plagued with thyroid problems is something I have been talking about for decades: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). Medical communities and alternative health experts are unaware that EBV, which I call the “thyroid virus”, is behind 95% of thyroid problems. It’s not just a trigger for people who are already dealing with a chronic illness or even a thyroid condition as some believe. A trigger is not a true cause. Medical communities and experts believe that a virus can trigger your body’s immune system to attack healthy cells in your thyroid or body, much like mold does. This is a lazy mistake and one of the greatest medical blunders of all time that will hinder the health and lives of generations to come. It stops progress in medicine and keeps chronic illness around for decades to come. The virus is the true cause. This is a subtle but serious critical difference in knowledge that’s essential to understand so that the opportunity to heal is always there for you and the ones you care about.
Mono, which is the only understanding of EBV that medical communities have, is only Stage Two of this virus. In truth, the virus has four stages, the third of which targets the thyroid gland. When EBV invades the cells it creates inflammation. It’s not the antibodies created by your immune system that are causing the problem. The autoantibodies present are created by your immune system to fight off EBV and never your own cells, glands, organs, or thyroid in the case of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Your body is using its infinite wisdom and resources to protect and heal you, not attack you as the autoimmune disease theory suggests. This mistaken theory comes from a very old agenda that has been bought and paid for long ago in the 1950s and grandfathered in to modern medicine. As a result, we now tragically have well-meaning autoimmune experts guiding and teaching people with incorrect information that can hinder healing.
The truth is that your body is on your side. Your body is always working for you. Your body wants to heal. Knowing this truth is so powerful that it can ignite healing all on its own. Your immune system fires up and goes after the virus when you really know what’s behind your health problems. One day, medical science will take into account that by the time a pathogen invader has started to cause chronic illness in a patient, it has usually burrowed so deep into that person’s organs or glands that the pathogen doesn’t normally or easily show up on traditional blood tests because the pathogen is no longer in the bloodstream—so it appears to be a bodily malfunction. What has really happened is that the virus has moved into a later stage of infection deeper inside the body where it’s undetectable by current testing methods. But an antibody can sometimes be found in the blood and this discovery decades ago prompted the misguided autoimmune theory mistake instead of finding the virus and knowing its path and course. This early mistake in medicine blamed your body as being the problem and that is still sadly and mistakenly being carried on to even today’s alternative medicine, even by our best renowned experts.
Radiation is the other cause of thyroid problems, but only a small percentage of people experience enough radiation for it to do any true damage, which is why it accounts for only around five percent of cases. Radiation can come from dental x-rays, plane travel, cat scans, and other forms of radiation that we can be exposed to every day.
What Does the Thyroid do?
Medical and alternative health communities are not yet aware of what the thyroid truly does and how it functions. The current understanding they have of this gland is severely limited. They believe that the thyroid exists purely to manage metabolism and control hormones in the body. They also believe that the thyroid is mainly responsible for producing just two hormones—thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), and managing two thyroid related hormones—thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). While these hormones play a part in the thyroid’s function, there is so much more to know about this miraculous gland, which I share in detail in my new book Thyroid Healing.
Medical research and science only theorize about the impact of T4 and T3 on health. The functions of these hormones can’t be weighed or measured in any lab or study yet. T4 and T3’s physical purpose is still a medical mystery. One of the chemical functions of the T3 and T4 hormones is to help balance the immune system, which is why EBV likes to go after them on its path to hurt the thyroid. Once these hormones diminish, there are relatively small symptoms, such as temperature fluctuations. Abnormal T3 and T4 hormone levels are not to blame for the myriad of thyroid symptoms they are believed to be today, from aches and pains all the way to brain fog. Of course, we want T3 and T4 at adequate levels and normalized because we want our immune system to be working at its maximum level, but there are undiscovered hormones that we need to pay more attention to.
Your thyroid’s true function and purpose is actually much more interesting than the modern medical understanding of it. Truth is, your thyroid is your body’s data center. It is your second brain. It catalogues the balances of the body, which is like receiving complaints from the various organs and systems. Then it regulates the two undiscovered frequency hormones—I call them R5 and R6—which are yet to be discovered by scientific research. These are extremely powerful hormones that are involved with sending out the thyroid’s radio-like frequencies that promote homeostasis throughout the body. These undiscovered hormones play a much larger role in thyroid disease and symptoms associated with Epstein-Barr Virus. When EBV is cleared out of your system, your hormones will stabilize, and these symptoms will fade. You can discover more of the unknown truth about these hormones in Thyroid Healing.
A problem many people with thyroid disease unknowingly have is a sluggish liver. This can often result in part from taking thyroid medication long term. It can also be because of EBV’s toxins in the liver, along with other toxins like pesticides, solvents, and heavy metals. A sluggish or stagnant liver can also result from a diet too high in fat or processed foods. In the case of medication, the liver absorbs it and becomes overburdened. In fact, the liver absorbs so much of the medication that people often need to return to their doctor several times to continue to increase the dosage. I created month to month cleanse that’s included in Thyroid Healing for exactly this purpose: to clear out the liver and strengthen it again.
It is said that everyone with hyperthyroidism cannot gain weight, but this is not true. Many people with hyperthyroidism do have unwanted pounds or gain weight eventually. This is because there are two varieties of EBV that could be in the thyroid at the same time. The liver gets really sluggish from EBV’s byproduct, neurotoxins, dermatoxins, and other poisons, which can result in weight gain, while another strain of EBV in the thyroid is causing hyperthyroidism. This is why symptoms may not match what you’d expect from what your doctor or health practitioner has told you. Insatiable hunger often associated with hyperthyroidism is actually caused by a liver glucose deficiency caused by EBV inside the liver. You can read more on hyperthyroidism in Thyroid Healing.
It’s critical to remember that a trigger is not the cause of a thyroid condition such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, or any other thyroid or so-called autoimmune conditions. Believing a trigger is the cause is a great mistake. I talk about the great mistakes in medicine that are affecting people's ability to heal in Thyroid Healing. The cause is EBV. Triggers can simply strengthen EBV and lower the immune system so that symptoms worsen or new symptoms show for the first time. Some of the these triggers include exposure to mold, toxic heavy metals like mercury, pesticides, and insecticides. They can also include a death in the family, a broken heart or betrayal, taking care of sick loved ones, carpet cleaning, fresh paint, insomnia, and more. I include a full list of triggers in Thyroid Healing. These triggers lower the immune system and allow EBV to make its way throughout the body. Of course, many of these triggers are difficult to avoid. So the priority lies in ensuring your immune system can handle it when you are exposed to one, for example, a relationship break up.
There are many foods that support healing of thyroid problems. First, I want to debunk another myth surrounding the thyroid. Many people are told that if they have a thyroid problem, they should avoid cruciferous vegetables because of the goitrogenic compounds. The cruciferous family, also known as the brassica family, are sulfur-rich vegetables such as kale, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. This is an incorrect theory which has become a popular belief today. If medical and health professionals do not actually know what is the cause of thyroid disease, how will they be able to tell you which foods to eat and which foods to avoid?
Here is the truth regarding goitrogenic compounds. You literally cannot get enough of them in your diet in order to harm the thyroid. In fact, there are undiscovered anti-goitrogenic compounds within the same foods that cancel out the goitrogenic compounds. The brassica family of vegetables is actually very healthful and good for your thyroid, especially when you are focused on healing a thyroid problem. The phytochemical compounds within these foods help eliminate EBV. These phytochemical compounds actually have ghost-like qualities, which allow them to move through organs and glands to harm pathogens.
Foods that should be eliminated or reduced in your diet are anything that feed EBV. Medical science and research are still unaware of this truth that viruses feed off of foods and toxins to proliferate. For example, eggs are the number one food that gives fuel to viruses, specifically Epstein-Barr Virus. I go into greater detail about what foods to avoid and what foods to include in Thyroid Healing. I also have a whole section full of recipes that will aid in supporting and healing the thyroid and eliminating EBV.
Something else to keep in mind is that when an expert gets you off foods like gluten and your symptoms start to reduce, they do not understand why your symptoms are going away. It is not because gluten was harming your thyroid. It is because gluten was feeding the Epstein-Barr virus. The symptoms you are or were experiencing are Epstein-Barr symptoms, not problematic thyroid symptoms. If you get rid of foods that feed EBV in the thyroid, liver, and other parts of the body, your symptoms are going to improve.
When taking supplements to heal from thyroid disease, it is important to look at a combination of supplements that support the thyroid and those that eliminate EBV. I share the best supplements with you in Thyroid Healing. Here are just a few of the supplements that are included in the book.
Vitamin C as Ester C or Liposomal C are important to include because they work to remove EBV from the liver.
Zinc is one of the most important minerals to include because many people are zinc-deficient, which lowers the immune system for one, and it will help knock down EBV.
Cat’s Claw, a supplement that is finally more available in the world today, is another important one to take to knock down viruses such as EBV.
It can also be very important to consume the five heavy metal detox foods I share about because EBV feeds on heavy metals.
A little bit of sea vegetables and a little spirulina are very helpful. Iodine is an antiseptic that kills off EBV.
If you are consistent with these supplements and the ones I discuss in Thyroid Healing, you will be on your way to healing from the thyroid virus and removing the heavy metals that feed the virus over time.
Now that you know what the true cause of your thyroid problem is, your body will be working harder than ever for you to address it. You also now know exactly what you need to target and can adjust your diet, supplements, and lifestyle to do so. It is much better to know that there is a bug you need to eliminate than to believe your body is attacking itself or that your genes are to blame—both of which are incorrect and harmful belief systems. Use the information I provide in Thyroid Healing to become a thyroid expert and begin taking steps to consistently knock down EBV and take your life back. You can get rid of your symptoms. You have the power to heal and move past this so your thyroid does not atrophy throughout the years. I know people do not want to be prisoners to medications for decades, or prisoners of a belief system that was never true in the first place. This can be your way out. I am here for you, and I believe in your ultimate healing.
This item posted: 07-Nov-2017 - Disclaimer
If you suffer with insomnia or sleep issues, you’ll know how debilitating it can be. Poor sleep over and over again can make you feel like you’re going to mentally and physically breakdown. You may even question how you will get through each day. I truly understand how hard it is to live with sleep issues. Even if you wouldn’t list insomnia or sleep disturbance as one of your chronic issues, learning how to harness sleep so it can be the most healing it can be is a critical part of looking after your health now and in the future. Thankfully, there are answers for you. You can heal and sleep soundly again.
If you look to conventional medicine with questions about your insomnia or other sleep issues, you may be told a number of possible reasons for why you can’t sleep. And some of them may carry some truth. Your doctor or health practitioner may say the cause of your sleep problems are grief, anger, anxiety, depression, worry, restless legs, or chronic pain or you may be told you have sleep apnea. All of these things can be a part of the challenges you are having. But there’s much more to understand. For example, what is truly the reason behind your restless legs, depression, anxiety, and aches and pains.
In the following article I will explain the truth behind chronic and mysterious sleep conditions. In my book Thyroid Healing, I have an entire section dedicated to this important topic because it’s so critical you and your loved ones get the answers and support you need so you can get the deep, healing sleep you deserve.
Mystery Sleep Conditions
When your anxiety and depression are not connected to your circumstances, it can be frustrating not to know or understand their causes. In addition, when you are having sleep issues and you cannot connect it to anything at all, it can be even more disheartening. Lying awake with no answers can create even more anxiety and make falling or staying asleep all the more elusive. At times, someone who is having sleep issues will get an answer from an expert, which will temporarily relieve the person from the confusion. Perhaps that person will even be able to sleep for a week or more because their sleep challenges feel like less of a riddle. However, many times the answers we get from conventional medicine and alternative health communities are not the right answers, and therefore don’t offer a true solution for healing. In many cases, the misinformation we may receive from well-meaning health practitioners may actually lead us further astray or result in even more struggle and confusion. The inability to sleep is still one of the greatest mysteries to modern medicine today.
For example, many people with sleep problems are told that they are having trouble with their thyroid, and that is what is keeping them awake. The truth is that a thyroid problem is not going to keep you from sleeping. But you can lose sleep if you’re worried about having a thyroid problem. Many people lose sleep when they first get their diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, or hyperthyroidism because they’re told their body is attacking its own thyroid. But this is a great mistake by medical communities. Your body never attacks itself. It loves you unconditionally and is always working for you. I address this mistaken theory in detail in Thyroid Healing. Someone also may not sleep if they’re worried about having thyroid surgery. But your thyroid itself is never going to create insomnia. It’s not possible. Unfortunately, it is very common for people to be told their sleep disorder is because of their thyroid. This new, recent blame game on the thyroid is so prevalent right now that I address it extensively in Thyroid Healing, along with the true causes of insomnia and other sleep disorders. My goal is to cut through the misinformation and confusion which is preventing people from having the health and sleep they desire and bring the real truth to you. You deserve to know what’s really happening in your body.
Different Kinds of Sleep Disorders
It is critical to understand our sleep disorders and exactly what is happening in the body so we can begin to take steps toward healing. We have to locate the target before we can go after it. It’s almost impossible to effectively and fully heal a symptom or condition without understanding it. Even if you have healed a symptom or condition before without knowing it’s true cause, it’s possible it could come back later in life or the unknown root cause could be creating another symptom that you are unaware is actually related. This is why the answers to our health problems we receive from science and research are so lacking—they don’t know the true causes of chronic mystery illnesses like insomnia and other sleep disorders in most cases, so how could they know the correct treatment?
Everyone experiences sleep problems in vastly different ways. Read the following descriptions and take note if one or more of them apply to you.
1. You cannot fall asleep at first, then eventually you fall asleep after several hours. When you wake up in the morning, you do not feel well rested because you could not fall asleep right away.
2. You fall asleep right away, but you wake up in the very early morning unable to fall back asleep before it is time to get up. You get a racing mind as the sun starts to rise and anxiety because you are unable to fall asleep.
3. You initially fall asleep easily, but then you wake up in the middle of the night unable to fall back to sleep until the early morning when you fall asleep again.
4. You are in and out of a miserable sleep all night long because you never fall into a solid restful state. You keep getting the frequent urge to urinate, which gets you out of bed over and over.
5. You cannot sleep the entire night, and when morning comes, you feel completely exhausted and crash at various times throughout the day. You may or may not attempt a quick nap here and there. Then when it is time for bed, the whole thing starts over again.
6. All throughout the day you are exhausted and you struggle with all your tasks, and all you can think about is the next chance you get to lie down and close your eyes. All you want to do is go to bed. When nighttime hits, you are suddenly awake and it is difficult to wind down enough to get to sleep on time.
7. You are able to fall asleep and stay asleep for a full night, only you wake up feeling like you need another eight hours. Maybe your loved ones report that you snore or you have very shallow breathing throughout the night; they say you woke yourself up snoring, which makes you come to understand that your sleep is broken all night.
8. Just as you sink into deep sleep, a jerk happens. Either your arm, neck, head, or leg jerks and it wakes you up again. Sometimes you can bypass it and you can fall asleep. Or you wake up in the middle of the night to urinate and then you go back to bed and can’t fall asleep because the jerking occurs once again.
9. You are tired and ready to go to sleep, except there is a weird buzzing sound or another symptom keeping you awake. This can be either tinnitus, restless leg syndrome, itchy skin problems, or aches and pains.
The Potential Causes of Sleep Disorders
While many experts today will lump most of these sleep disorders under thyroid problems, this is a trendy trap that you need to be aware of so you don’t fall prey to it and start addressing an issue that isn’t even the cause. Sleep issues have nothing to do with the thyroid. Below I will explain the true reasons for insomnia and other sleep issues that medical science and research are unaware of. No two causes of sleep problems are the same, just as no two sleep disorders themselves are the same. While people’s sleep issues may be very similar to each other, they will never be identical. Keep this in mind as you learn about your own insomnia or other sleep challenges.
One possible cause stems from a liver that’s overheated, stagnant, or sluggish from toxins and a diet too high in fat or processed foods. The best way to have a full understanding of your liver and how to support it is to read Liver Rescue. The liver could also be inflamed because it is trying to fight one or more pathogens (viruses and bacteria) that have nested in the liver for many years, even decades, and they are releasing neurotoxins and dermatoxins. Research and science have not yet discovered that pathogens releasing these toxins are the cause of many symptoms and illnesses.
When you go to sleep for the night, your liver shuts down operation and runs on autopilot. By around three or four in the morning (it’s different for everyone), your liver starts to wake up again and once more begins to process poisons, viruses, and debris (such as dead cells, including dead red blood cells.). If you have a sluggish liver, then as the liver tries to do its job at this time, it goes into subtle spasm. Most of the time, it’s not anything you can feel, but for some people it’s enough to wake them up. This accounts for those nights when you fall asleep normally, then suddenly you’re up again in the early morning hours, and after a certain period of time, you’re able to nod off again. This can also explain those miserable nights of sleep where you drift in and out the whole time.
Sleep issues caused by something going on in the liver tend to be present in someone dealing with a thyroid issue, not because the thyroid is causing the problem but because thyroid issues are also caused by EBV. This is something I discuss at length in my book, Thyroid Healing.
Viral issues are one of the major causes of trouble with sleep. The Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, cytomegalovirus, HHV-6, and even some bacteria can poison our systems and keep us up at night. That’s because viruses such as Epstein-Barr excrete neurotoxins, which can create the issues of not being able to fall asleep for hours, or waking in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep. Viral-caused insomnia is often mistaken for a thyroid issue, because, as I said, it’s common to experience insomnia and thyroid trouble side by side. It’s not because an under or overactive thyroid causes sleep issues, despite what you may hear from other sources.
MSG and Toxic Heavy Metals in the Brain
If someone has MSG or toxic heavy metal deposits speckled throughout the brain, which is extremely common, these alone can keep a person from getting quality sleep. Mercury deposits are what cause OCD, Tourette’s, anxiety, depression, and much more, which, when coupled with a pathogen like Epstein-Barr Virus, can only make things worse because the virus is feeding off of the mercury and releasing more poisons, such as neurotoxins. Medical communities are unaware of just how prolific this virus is and the hundreds of symptoms and conditions it causes. I share the reasons why research and science have missed just how much EBV is responsible for in Thyroid Healing. They are also unaware that viruses feed off toxins like mercury, which allows them to strengthen and thrive and create further issues.
Digestive Tract Issues
Some people have digestive sensitivities, which are actually connected to the nervous system because nerves are attached to every part of the colon. As food moves through the intestines, it hits those sensitive nerves throughout the night. Sometimes it is so subtle it is barely noticeable but it can be enough to disrupt your sleep. Even if there is no pain or gas in your gut, these digestive tract sensitivities may be related to your sleep disorder and you simply are not aware of it.
Sleep apnea can occur if you have a sinus problem or a post nasal drip. It can also occur if you are overweight and lying down, which may put pressure on the chest and throat, prevents proper breathing from taking place during sleep. The third kind of sleep apnea is a mystery to modern medicine. In this case, it is a neurological sleep apnea where the brain is sending out incorrect messages to the vagus and phrenic nerves using electrical impulses and neurotransmitters that are being weakened or interrupted by toxic heavy metals or viral neurotoxins.
Another potential cause for sleep issues occurs because of a high stress lifestyle that pumps adrenaline into your bloodstream all day. Adrenaline keeps you up until very late and then by the time you wake up in the morning you are exhausted.
These are just some of the reasons why your sleep may be suffering. Other possible causes I address in detail in Thyroid Healing include anxiety, which is not as self-explanatory as you may think, emotional wounds, and other neurological issues.
Your Very Own Sleep Account
There is a common belief floating around that once you miss an hour of sleep, that sleep is gone and you can never make it up. You can never get it back. This is false. The truth is that we have a divine sleep account that is owed to us from the minute we are born. Every time you miss a minute, hour, day, or week of sleep, that time is automatically put into your sleep account to save for a later date. All is not lost. Those three hours of sleep you lost the night before are not gone forever. They are waiting for you in your very own sleep account, controlled and maintained by the Angels, and you will get them back some day. It is a misguided belief that you cannot catch up on sleep or gain your sleep back. Once you’re able to target your sleep issue and begin to heal by restoring your liver, detoxing the MSG and heavy metals, mending your digestive tract, healing your adrenals, or eliminating EBV, get ready. Because your sleep account is waiting for you and you are going to enjoy plenty of restorative, healing sleep. It’s your divine right and one of the unknown universal laws.
Foods for Sleep
There is so much we can do to heal viruses, work on our digestive and liver problems, and detox from heavy metals, MSG, and other toxins that could be contributing to your sleep issues. I go into further depth on what’s behind your sleep issues, how you can heal from them, why bad dreams are good, which foods and supplements are the most helpful for healing, and so much more in Thyroid Healing.
The Sacred Sleep Window
Sleep is so important for healing and yet it can be impossible to sleep when you have any of these issues. It can seem like a catch 22. That’s why it’s so critical to know about the Sacred Sleep Window. Between 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. your body does most of its healing. If you are able to sleep during that period, your body is healing at an accelerated rate. Even if you only catch 10 minutes, those 10 minutes will be potent. The restoration your body performs in that snippet of time will power you through on your path to healing. If you’re not able to sleep during this window, even lying down with your eyes closed will allow your body to continue healing. This is because even if you are still conscious, part of your brain is asleep. If you work night shifts or just have a lot of difficulty lying down in this window, you can nap or lie down with your eyes closed between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This four hour daytime window is the equivalent of the 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. for healing.
Angel of Sleep
The Angel of Sleep is always there for you if you need her. Whenever you’re seeking guidance or comfort, speak her name aloud and ask for her help. She’ll aid you in your path to a better night’s sleep, whether because of a health issue or an emotional trial. The Angel of Sleep will watch over you as you travel to the land of the subconscious.
I know how frustrating and debilitating sleep problems can be. We tend to beat ourselves up when we are unable to get restful sleep, and it is very easy to blame ourselves. Stay light-hearted and know that the answers are now here for you. The information here and in Thyroid Healing is here to help you move forward and finally get the sleep waiting for you.
It can take time to resolve a sleep issue. It will take time for your body to cleanse itself of toxins, heal, and rebuild, so in the meantime, remind yourself of the laws of sleep: that your sleep account is waiting for you no matter what and that you deserve healing sleep. On top of this, you can help yourself navigate whatever rocky nights come your way with the foods and supplements I share in Thyroid Healing, the Sacred Sleep Window, and the Angel of Sleep. Soon enough, you will be able to take full advantage of your sleep account and cash in on countless nights of restful sleep.
This item posted: 01-Nov-2017 - Disclaimer
Bell’s palsy is a relatively common condition that can show up in a myriad of ways. The face may droop in the eye, nose, or mouth area. It may droop on one side or on both sides. It can last only temporarily or for many years. At times it is very painful; other times there is no feeling at all. Sometimes Bell’s palsy affects more than just the face leaving doctors baffled. Oftentimes, when this happens, the person with the condition will be misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Unfortunately, these labels are just names that have been given to a set of symptoms that are still a mystery to medical communities.
The true cause of both Bell’s palsy and MS are not known by medical science and research, and consequently, they do not know how to effectively address these health problems either. I was the first person to point out that Bell’s Palsy is a viral issue; in particular, Bell’s palsy is caused by a specific undiscovered strain of the shingles virus. Medical communities are not yet aware of this truth. If you or a loved one have suffered with or are currently suffering with Bell’s palsy, you now have the answer to what causes this condition and the information I am sharing with you here can help you take steps toward recovery or preventing further health problems caused by the same virus.
The Shingles Virus
In medical research and science, only one variety of the shingles virus is known. If someone contracts a rash that is red and painful and it’s considered a textbook shingles rash, this is very easily diagnosed. However, there are 31 undiscovered varieties of shingles that I’ve brought to light (see my book Medical Medium for more information) and sometimes the virus does not manifest itself as a rash at all. Or someone may have a variety that develops a rash but they may also have other mystery symptoms that medical communities aren’t aware are caused by the shingles virus also. In some cases, the virus won’t result in a rash, but will show itself as Bell’s palsy. It’s also possible in a small amount of cases that someone with Bell’s Palsy will also experience a shingles rash, but in the majority of cases no rash will be present.
The variety of the shingles virus that causes Bell’s palsy probably will not be discovered for another 30 to 40 years. And if the current trend of medicine and research focusing only on genes continues, then the cause of Bell’s Palsy may never be discovered—ever.This, plus the fact that shingles is still only identified by it’s signature rash in medical communities, is why patients do not hear about shingles when they visit their doctor or health practitioner with Bell’s palsy and many other symptoms. This particular variety of the virus tends to attack the trigeminal nerve or facial nerves, which are the nerves responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing, and the droopiness known as Bell’s palsy is not the only thing that the virus may cause.
Because the virus doesn't always hit its mark, it can also affect the gums, teeth, and mouth, and even cause pain in the ear. The virus often hits different parts of nerves or misses the nerves to the face altogether. Many people go to the dentist to find a solution to their mouth pain, which resulted in pulling out teeth, only to find the pain did not improve and the teeth did not need to removed at all. This is a classic example of how the shingles virus could be to blame. These days, dentists are being a bit more cautious when patients come in with gum, teeth, and mouth pain because they have learned from their past mistakes of disrupting the teeth when it was unnecessary.
When this variety of the shingles virus hits the nerves just right, it causes Bell’s palsy. These nerves are connected to the brain and there are so many of them that are very close together. When one nerve is affected, it can affect the ones neighboring it causing additional symptoms that can even resemble a stroke.
Healing From Bell’s Palsy
Below are some steps you can take not only to recover from Bell’s palsy, but also to prevent it from happening in the first place. Sometimes if you have Bell’s palsy once, it may come again because the virus in still active in a person’s system. It’s helpful to take these steps even if you aren’t experiencing Bell’s Palsy right now for this reason.
In addition, the shingles virus that causes Bell’s Palsy can cause many other symptoms and conditions if the virus is left unaddressed so if you are a loved one have had Bell’s Palsy or any of the symptoms and conditions listed below, it would be helpful to make the adjustments to your diet and supplements that I share in this article. Other symptoms shingles can cause include different kinds of rashes, neurological symptoms like twitching, tingling, burning, spasms, chronic migraines, and headaches, frozen shoulder, diabetic nerve pain, colitis, vaginal burning, TMJ, joint pain, muscle pain, neck pain, sciatic pain, sharp nerve pain, burning nerve pain, heart palpitations, and more. Medical communities are completely unaware that these symptoms are a result of one or more of the many varieties of the shingles virus.
To heal from shingles, there are certain foods that need to be avoided along with certain foods and supplements that help to inhibit and destroy the virus. Let’s look at some of these now. For more information on the shingles virus, its many strains, and how to heal from the symptoms and conditions it causes, you can read Medical Medium.
FOODS TO AVOID
Eggs are one of the most important foods to avoid because they are fuel for viruses. When you eat eggs, you are giving the shingles virus fuel to continue proliferating. Medical research is not yet aware that viruses eat, so you might hear health practitioners claim that viruses do not eat anything at all. This is a misconception and another classic medical blunder. Many trendy doctor diets of today tell you to avoid a potato, which is actually helpful for killing a shingles virus. Meanwhile they will recommend eating lots of eggs, which will actually feed the virus along with many other viruses responsible for so many different illnesses and symptoms. The truth is that eggs are the number one food that viruses feed on. If you want to heal Bell’s palsy, it would be helpful to stay away from eggs altogether.
Dairy and pork are other foods to stay away from, mainly because of their high fat content. I know high fat diets are popular these days, but this is detrimental to anyone with Bell’s palsy. When your diet is too fatty, the blood thickens and does not allow oxygen to get to the nerves. A fatty diet also inhibits the immune system from doing its job to fight the virus that's attacking the nerves. It’s helpful to lower your fat intake whether you eat a plant based diet or you include animal foods daily. If you eat a vegan diet, reducing the amount of oils, nuts, seeds, coconut and avocado you eat is important. And if you eat animal protein, try to limit it to once a day or a few times a week and choose the highest quality lean protein sources you can. I know chicken is generally considered to be a lean meat, however chicken is best limited because it’s too high in fat for someone who is trying to fight Bell’s palsy. If you live in a place where eating animal foods is your only option, try to decrease the size of your meat portions and increase your vegetable intake along with bringing in any fruits you can throughout the day. Since fruit is unfairly feared more than ever before today, a topic I address in my Fruit Fear chapter of my book Medical Medium, hearing this may go against a trendy diet belief system that you have adopted. If this is the case, please understand that it’s what will kill off the virus—the cause of Bell’s palsy—and help you to recover your health that matters. When you know the true cause of your symptoms and conditions, your diet should then be adjusted to address it, regardless of what kind of diet belief system you subscribe to.
Find out more about these foods and other important foods to avoid in my book Thyroid Healing.
FOODS TO INCLUDE
The good news is you have a lot of secret antiviral weapons in foods that will help you heal from and prevent Bell’s palsy. Fruit is the first food to focus on. Any fruit you eat will help fight the shingles virus because the phytochemicals in fruit are antiviral. Potatoes are another secret weapon to include in your diet. Potatoes are loaded with an extremely potent bioactive L-lysine that inhibits and reduces viral activity. It’s also helpful to include plenty of leafy greens like red leaf lettuce and romaine daily. Eat a cucumber and tomato salad with cilantro, parsley, sage, and rosemary. Yes, tomato. You should not be afraid of a fresh tomato no matter what you hear out there. If you believe that tomatoes are not healthy for you, you’re being misled. Garlic and onion are perfect antivirals to defend you against the shingles virus, as are cumin and turmeric. Drinking fresh pure celery juice is a great way to send healthy mineral salts to your nerve endings. Red clover blossom tea is a great tea to include because of its potent antiviral properties. You can discover more about some of the most healing foods for shingles and Bell’s Palsy in my book Life-Changing Foods.
It’s also important to remove the heavy metals from your body and brain when you have Bell’s palsy. The shingles virus, and all viruses, feed on heavy metals like copper, mercury, aluminum, lead, nickel, steel, and more. By reducing the amount of heavy metals in your body, the shingles virus will have less fuel to proliferate and cause symptoms like Bell’s palsy and others. Check out my recipe for a Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie. In this recipe, there are five specific foods meant to draw out heavy metals from the body. These foods are Spirulina, Barley Grass Juice Extract, Atlantic dulse, wild blueberries, and cilantro. Include these five foods within a 24 hour period of each other to safely and properly remove heavy metals from your body. This is the most effective heavy metal detox protocol that exists. I shared it my book Medical Medium and you can also learn more on the blog.
While we are discussing heavy metals, I want to share an important truth about mercury fillings. Many people want to get their mercury amalgams removed, but you should know that if you get all your mercury fillings removed at once this could be dangerous because it will release mercury into your bloodstream that wasn’t causing a problem before. The shingles virus will then have a feeding frenzy on mercury and cause more issues. This could result in Bell’s palsy developing. If you are determined to take out your mercury fillings because one is broken or falling apart, be careful to take them out one at a time with many months or more between between each removal. This is the safest way to go about doing this. You can read more about this in Medical Medium.
SUPPLEMENTS TO HEAL BELL’S PALSY
Here is a list of supplements I recommend for those wanting to heal from Bell’s palsy. To see which brands I suggest, check out the supplement directory on my site. Talk to your health practitioner to decide on what dosages of these supplements are appropriate for you if you wish.
L-lysine impairs the ability of shingles virus cells to move and reproduce.
Liquid Zinc Sulfate lowers inflammatory reactions to the neurotoxin
produced by the shingles virus.
Licorice root tea and tincture are very effective at impairing the ability of
virus cells to move and reproduce.
Lemon balm kills off and repels viruses.
Curcumin reduces nerve swelling caused by shingles neurotoxins.
Elderberry syrup strengthens the immune system.
Monolaurin kills viruses.
B12 with adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin repairs and strengthens the areas
of the nervous system that have been damaged by the virus.
Goldenseal strengthens the immune system.
Hawaiian Spirulina supports the health of the central nervous system and is critically important for removing heavy metals that viruses feed on.
Barley Grass Juice Extract Powder is also critical for heavy metal removal alongside spirulina which helps prevent viruses like shingles from proliferating.
Hyssop tea is a potent anti-bacterial herb that helps to combat the bacteria that typically companies shingles.
Thyme tea is a powerful antiviral tonic that is essential for shingles.
Oil of Oregano is a wonderful antiviral that helps the body to detoxify poisons.
Cat’s claw tincture inhibits the shingles virus, which is many times the true cause of Lyme disease symptoms. I share the still undiscovered truth about Lyme disease in Medical Medium.
Mullein leaf tincture has strong antiviral properties that make it a potent remedy for the shingles virus.
L-glutamine removes toxins from the brain and protects neurons.
Another supplemental tool that can be a great support for regaining facial tone during or after recovery from Bell’s Palsy (depending on the person’s unique situation) is the Fantastic Faces sequence of movements offered as part of the Synergetics Tone Up System. If someone is experiencing facial droopiness for a long time, it can be helpful to try Fantastic Faces while they are working on their recovery. And if someone has facial droopiness for a short time only, they can use Fantastic Faces after recovery to help restore facial tone.
Taking these steps that I have described above can be helpful to heal from Bell’s palsy that first occurred years ago, Bell’s palsy that is current or recent, and even to prevent it from happening altogether. It will also help to minimize, prevent or recover from other symptoms caused by shingles. If you feel overwhelmed by making changes to your diet and supplementation, take it one step at a time and keep moving forward. Over time, try to incorporate as many of these antiviral foods as you can. I stand behind you on this healing journey and I am with you every step of the way. Remember that understanding the root cause of Bell’s palsy is half the battle, so you are now that much closer to true healing. I’m with you.
This item posted: 31-Oct-2017 - Disclaimer
Every parent wants their child to be healthy and thriving. Not only do we want our children to be healthy while they are under our roof, but we also want to set them up with the best possible health from a young age so they can avoid or minimize chronic illnesses as adults. In the following article, I will outline some rudimentary practices that are beneficial for children of all ages.
Immune Systems and Deficiencies
When thinking about children’s health, we need to consider two things. First, it is important to strengthen your child’s immune system so that it is ready to react appropriately when your child is exposed to a bug or toxin. Second, start working on eliminating deficiencies in your child’s diet. The health problems we have as adults partly stem from deficiencies we experienced in childhood, so it is important to work on these immediately to stave off any chronic illnesses that may crop up in the future.
Common Health Problems in Children
Why is it important to work on building up the immune system and eliminating deficiencies? There are so many common health problems children experience that make life harder for the child and the parents. Not only is it scary for families to go through illnesses, but it is not enjoyable to be at the doctor’s office every single week because of symptoms and illnesses that can be avoided. Many children experience ear infections, which are caused by the bacteria streptococcus as well as by certain viruses. Children pick up colds, flus, and fevers all year long, and they might get bronchitis, pneumonia, or sinus infections. It is also common for children to get mystery swollen glands and a fever which are very early signs of mono. Doctors try to avoid diagnosing younger children with mono because of training they receive in medical school that prohibits this. If the truth that children may have an Epstein-Barr virus infection very early on becomes known, there will be much greater awareness of the virus and it will need to become a focus of research and funding, which requires millions of dollars. This is the reason it’s prohibited. It's not the doctors’ faults. It has nothing to do with them. Even blood labs aren’t responsive to early EBV testing in children, toddlers and even babies for this very reason. This might sound controversial but it’s the truth. I share more of the unknown truth about EBV in detail in my book Thyroid Healing.
Another common ailment is tonsillitis. Medical research is still unaware of the true cause of tonsillitis. Medical science and research aren’t aware that the true cause is a form of EBV when it is in the tonsils, along with EBV’s cofactor—the bacteria streptococcus—and this can be healed by working on lowering your viral and bacterial load with the information I share in my books, radio shows, and articles. For more information about how to heal Epstein-Barr Virus, check out my book Thyroid Healing. And for more information on how to address a streptococcus infection, you can listen to my radio show and read the blog article on this topic.
Other common health problems in children include issues that stem from liver stagnancies, like eczema, psoriasis, constipation, food allergies, and sleep issues. It’s possible to have a stagnant liver even as a child because our parents can pass down toxins, viruses, bacteria, radiation and more at conception and throughout pregnancy (and at any time in our youth or adulthood,) and they can affect the liver of a child even before birth. These ailments caused by a sluggish liver are often labeled as autoimmune diseases, when actually they can be healed by bringing in some foods to build up the child’s immune system. You can learn more about the unknown cause of each of these conditions and how the liver is involved along with how your children can heal in Liver Rescue. There are also viral conditions that children often experience, which requires the immune system to be further supported to fend off these pathogens.
This item posted: 28-Sep-2017 - Disclaimer
There are so many things out of our control when it comes to getting pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy and the health of our babies. Medical science and research don't have all the answers. Some women are told they can never get pregnant, then they do. These are miracles given to us by the divine and Angelic forces, who are always working with mothers and babies to support their health and development. Others, sadly, are unable to conceive and have no clear reason why. Fortunately, there's much women can do to support their health so that they can conceive, have a healthy pregnancy, and give birth to a healthy baby. In this article and the accompanying radio show I share with you some of the most important aspects of having a healthy conception and pregnancy.
What to Avoid When Pregnant
We are all aware of the the common things to avoid when pregnant, such as smoking and alcohol. But there are some other important things to keep in mind that may not be as obvious.
If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, buy organic foods when you can. If you aren’t able to buy organic, I understand, that’s ok, just do what you can. If it comes down to buying some fruits and vegetables organic and others conventional, it’s best to buy foods with thick skins that can be removed for your conventional produce, like bananas, mangoes, melons, and avocados. When possible, try to get leafy greens, celery, cucumbers, apples, berries, and potatoes organic.
More importantly, however, is to avoid pesticides that are being sprayed in public places and even in your own home. At public parks and other places with big lawns like golf courses, trucks come on a regular basis to spray pesticides over all the grass and plants. Try to avoid exposure to these chemicals as much as possible when pregnant because these pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are not good for the baby’s development. They are also dangerous for young children and anyone who is around the sprays.
You can call the department that oversees the park and ask which days they spray, then avoid the park on those days. The same goes for any other big lawn you are visiting, like a golf course. Even if they say the lawn on the other side of the park is being sprayed that day, the wind can still carry the harmful chemicals to where you are. By calling ahead and avoiding the days that they spray, you will be protecting your baby’s health and your own health.
In your own home when you are pregnant or looking to conceive, avoid spraying pesticides at all costs. Even if there are bugs in your home, find another way to escort the bugs out of the house rather than automatically reaching for the spray. Try to avoid spraying outside of your home, as well, as this still puts your baby’s health at risk. If you live in a community like an apartment complex or condominium community, ask your landlord not to allow pesticides to be sprayed around your unit. People are typically open to accommodating pregnant women when it comes to protecting their baby’s health.
As a man, I’ve never been and never will be pregnant myself, but I understand that pregnancy food aversions are real and very challenging, especially in the first trimester. One thing I suggest avoiding, however, is chocolate in all forms, even the so-called healthy raw cacao. Cacao is too much of a stimulant for developing babies and it is not a health food when you are pregnant. While chocolate is not healthy, it can be a helpful tool in very specific circumstances, such as when overcoming a smoking addiction. You can learn more about that in my Addictions radio show and blog post. Chocolate is filled with alkaloids, which are toxic to the baby in the womb. That is why it’s helpful to keep all forms of chocolate out of the diet when you are pregnant or trying to conceive.
Sensitivities During Pregnancy
Although there are women who feel strong and healthy during pregnancy, it’s really a small fraction of women compared to the very large percentage of women who have pre-existing underlying health problems that show up or worsen when they are pregnant or after the birth of their baby. These women may have underlying conditions that aren’t yet causing too many symptoms, but then they get pregnant and suddenly they experience a lot of symptoms. For example, some conditions women deal with during pregnancy are preeclampsia, severe fatigue, gestational diabetes, eczema, depression, hair loss, aches and pains, anxiety, migraines, insomnia, thyroid problems, and more. In these cases, there was likely a low-grade viral issue that was already present and pregnancy triggered it into worsening.
What’s happening is the mother’s reserves go into the womb to protect the baby, leaving her more vulnerable to feeling existing health problems or sickness. This is very similar to why symptoms appear or worsen for women during menstruation. Eighty percent of a woman’s immune system is going into her reproductive cycle every month. And when you’re pregnant, you’re using that 80% almost all the time. My advice to is build up your immune system reserves before you get pregnant. Your immune system should be as strong as possible so that you can be in good health for your baby when you conceive. I realize it doesn’t always work this way and you may not have been expecting to become pregnant. If you are not able to work on your health before you conceive, you will still have every opportunity to support your health and your baby’s health during pregnancy and after delivery. You can do this by eating better and doing all the other things for your immunity that we talk about here and in my books.
Don’t let these things keep you in fear about getting pregnant or having babies. Rather, prepare and be mindful so you can do your best to prevent possible problems. For example, preeclampsia is caused by an underlying viral condition, a truth that is unknown to medical science and research. And rashes and fatigue occur after pregnancies because of viral conditions, as well. This is why focusing on strengthening your immune system and lowering your viral load would be helpful before conceiving.
Difficulty Getting Pregnant
Medical communities are now in the habit of blaming pregnancy issues on the thyroid, but we have to know and remember this truth: there is another underlying issue affecting the health of pregnant women, and it’s not their thyroid. As I share in my book, Life-Changing Foods, the Epstein-Barr virus is often what is keeping women from getting pregnant. I know many women who weren’t able to get pregnant but after working with the information I have shared to lower their Epstein-Barr viral load, they were soon able to become pregnant. There is so much misinformation around thyroid health today that is leading women to believe their thyroid can prevent them from becoming pregnant. This just isn’t true and this new trend isn’t helping women to truly understand their bodies or even their thyroid. You and your loved ones need to know the truth about what’s really happening with your thyroid, and that’s what I share in my book, Thyroid Healing.
Some women are unable to get pregnant and it’s a mystery because the reproductive system seems to be in working order with no obvious problems found by their doctor. The family’s doctor may do tests and conclude that everything should be normal for both the man and the woman. What could really be happening is that the woman has a viral issue that is preventing her from becoming pregnant. However, if it’s not a viral issue at all, it could simply be a matter of retraining the reproductive system.
Birth control, the pill, is not just a hormonal pill. It’s a mindset. It’s like a mantra that a woman who doesn’t want to get pregnant says over and over in her head, even if she doesn’t realize it. “I don’t want to get pregnant. God forbid if I ever get pregnant. I hope I’m not pregnant. It’s not a good time in my life right now to get pregnant.” These are just a few examples of the mantras that are common. There are endless possible mantras because of complicated relationships and situations. Someone could be in a relationship that they don’t feel is ready for a child to be brought into or they may feel they need to focus primarily on their career for a while longer before having a baby. Women who are not ready to have children have these mantras on repeat, even if it’s in the back of their minds nestled in there on autopilot. Their partner may also have it on repeat. This trains the reproductive system to be underactive, meaning it's running on low battery. Women are mentally telling their reproductive systems month after month and year after year to never get pregnant.
Then suddenly one day, a woman is ready to conceive but her reproductive system has been trained to be switched off for so long that it needs some time to charge up. A woman ready to conceive must now focus on firing her reproductive system back up and changing her program. You can create a new mantra to tell yourself such as, “It’s time to get pregnant.” Drinking plenty of raspberry leaf tea every single day, even six to eight cups a day, can also be extremely helpful for a woman who wants to get her reproductive system in the best shape possible for conception.
It’s also very helpful to take long walks and tell your reproductive system, “I’m sorry I told you not to get pregnant. But now it’s time and I need you. It’s time to get on board.” You need to reboot your ovaries and uterus; turn it all back on. You can even try this exercise: When you go to bed at night, pretend you’re plugging a wire into your reproductive system and charging it up, in the same way you charge your phone at night. Every night, put your hand on your reproductive system for half an hour and visualize light filling the area. Ask the Angel of Fertility out loud to put light into your womb. You can read more about this healing exercise in my book, Life-Changing Foods
If you’ve been telling your body not to get pregnant over and over, even if it’s been for over a decade or more for many women, there’s hope to turn it around. You can tell your reproductive system to charge back up and get on board. You can tell it you’re ready now. I’ve watched women become pregnant from doing this exercise I shared with them countless times over the decades, especially when they also address any underlying health issues that may be contributing to difficulty conceiving, such as viral issues.
Foods That Improve Breast Milk
In order to understand the foods that aid in breast milk supply, we must first understand the makeup of breast milk itself. Breast milk is mostly sugar and on average it only has 1 to 1.5% protein. Some healthy women have breast milk that contains an even lower percentage of protein at 0.75% while others have up to 2.5% protein. Every woman’s body is different. It’s very low in fat and very high in carbohydrates. This is critical to understand because unfortunately women are often afraid of eating a piece of fruit because of what they’ve been told by well-meaning but misguided health professionals.
The reason breast milk is so high in sugar is for the baby’s development and growth. Surprised? Yes, baby’s development and growth. The glucose needs to be very high in order to develop the brain of the baby. The baby needs more carbohydrates than anything else in order to grow and develop properly.
The reason I’m so passionate about sharing this information is that mothers are sadly given the wrong information every day. Women are told to eat more protein and more fat, but too much protein and fat will actually decrease your supply of breast milk. High protein, low carb diets are actually bad for breast milk production and bad for babies. I can’t tell you how many mothers I have worked with who had a very low breast milk supply and they got their milk back by eating potatoes. If you don’t eat enough carbohydrates while pregnant, the baby won't be getting what the baby truly needs.
It is essential to focus on the good carbohydrates while pregnant and breastfeeding. Focus on potatoes, especially non-sweet potatoes, like russet and yukon gold. If you are going to eat grains, enjoy the highest quality grains like millet and quinoa. If you’re going to eat animal protein, don’t let it completely dominate the diet. Try to make room for other healthy options, such as important healthy carbohydrates. Don’t let it stop you from eating lots of fruit and potatoes. Some women are very lucky and don’t have problems with their breast milk supply even if they eat a very unhealthy diet that’s low in carbohydrates. This is because they already have a strong storage of glucose in their liver, but this is becoming less and less common. It’s helpful to read Liver Rescue to better understand how you can support your body, your breast milk supply and your baby.
Try not to be afraid of fruit. I highly recommend reading the chapter in my book, Medical Medium, titled Fruit Fear if you’re concerned about the sugar in fruit. It’s important to know that gestational diabetes does not occur from eating fruit or potatoes. It occurs from putting cheese on that potato or from eating ice cream, which is a bad fat and bad sugar combined. I also explain how the combination of too much sugar and fat in one meal or snack can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes in my book, Medical Medium.
The True Cause of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Medical science and research are unaware that the true cause of PCOS is an Epstein-Barr virus infection. This is something I talk about in great detail in my book, Thyroid Healing. Women with PCOS are usually told to eat lots of eggs. While this advice is given by all medical communities these days regarding PCOS, unfortunately it is the worst advice possible for someone who has PCOS. As I explain in Thyroid Healing, eggs feed EBV, which in turn worsens the PCOS. For women with PCOs, it’s critical to focus on healing the EBV infection with the foods and supplements I share in Thyroid Healing.
All women are recommended to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. However, I do not think it is necessary because most of the vitamins sold in stores are not high quality or effective. My recommendation is to take spirulina and barley grass juice extract powder. Take about one teaspoon of each every day. These healing foods do more for a woman and her baby than any prenatal vitamins do or can offer extra support while you’re on a recommended prenatal. If you are going to take a prenatal supplement, try to find one made of whole food ingredients which is as close to the original food source as possible. This is what will be most helpful for the baby. Some high quality prenatal supplements I like are Innate Response Prenatal and Mary Ruth’s Organic Liquid Multivitamin and Multimineral. It would still be helpful to also include the spirulina and barley grass juice extract powder along with one of these.
Also, taking one drop of nascent iodine daily, even if you don’t think you have a thyroid condition, can be very helpful. Just one drop a day supports a healthy pregnancy and protects the mom and the baby. In addition, take one milligram of methylfolate daily or every other day when you’re pregnant.
During pregnancy it’s best to stay away from taking any supplemental herbs, unless you are working with a trusted and knowledgeable practitioner that has you using herbs for a very specific reason. But for the most part, keep the herbs out of your routine or to an absolute minimum. A little bit of peppermint tea, nettle leaf tea, or lemon balm tea is generally fine. It’s more important to focus on high quality foods as your source of nutrition than too many supplements while pregnant.
If this is the first time you are hearing this information about eating enough carbohydrates while pregnant or that you can retrain your reproductive system in order to conceive, it’s because medical science and research and medical and alternative health communities are not yet aware of this information, nor how critical it is for the health of mothers and their babies. I have worked with countless mothers and their babies over the decades and the truths I have shared here are vitally important for this sacred stage of life. If you have already had one or more babies and you didn’t eat a high carbohydrate diet during your pregnancies or know to charge up your reproductive system, you can still consider incorporating this information into your next pregnancy. As I said, it means you already had sufficient glucose in your liver and your reproductive system was charged up enough to conceive and birth your babies. This article is here to provide helpful information for any woman who wishes to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy going forward. There is so much misinformation out there and I want to be there with you to help walk you through this special time of life with as much health and ease as possible.
This item posted: 28-Sep-2017 - Disclaimer
Parkinson’s is an illness that is a complete mystery to medical communities. The real cause is still unknown and even the definition of the disease itself continues to change as more and more people come to their doctors with new unexplained symptoms. What is commonly thought of as Parkinson’s could really be called “unknown mystery symptoms” as there is so little understanding of what’s really behind this condition. In this article, I will share the true cause of the mystery symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and how you and your loved ones can begin healing.
A Faulty Diagnosis
Originally, Parkinson’s was defined by tremors or shakes in the body, often in the head, the leg, or the hand. These tremors get in the way of everyday functioning and as time progresses, neurological meltdown occurs. This acute breakdown can happen years after the tremors first arise. Because people who suffer from Parkinson’s often suffer from other symptoms as well, the medical community has begun to add these ongoing symptoms to the definition of Parkinson’s, expanding the definition to include delusions, hallucinations, psychosis, and even aches and pains.
In truth, many of these symptoms are unrelated and the diagnosis of Parkinson’s was incorrect from the beginning. Well-respected clinics and medical communities have attempted to alter their Parkinson’s diagnosis by incorporating other mystery neurological symptoms into the definition as patients have reported new symptoms. But this has just led to more confusion and misinformation for those suffering. When we think of Parkinson’s, what we really need to think of is the symptom of mysterious and uncontrollable tremors. I’m going to explain to you in this article exactly what causes these tremors.
I understand that it can be comforting to have a diagnosis or a label for what’s going on in your body and even necessary at times when it comes to having the ability to receive help in the medical system, but when these diagnoses become limiting we need to at least let them go mentally and emotionally if possible. Sometimes it is far more helpful to describe something for what it truly is—a difficult and mysterious symptom that is unknown to medical science but has a specific cause in the body that I will share with you below.
Mystery Neurological Symptoms
In order to understand any mysterious neurological symptoms, we have to talk about what’s happening in the brain. Something is affecting the brain and causing these symptoms. Depending on what it is that is affecting the brain, these causes can result in different neurological conditions.
What are some of the different things that can affect our brain function? Well, it could be that you have a virus in your liver releasing neurotoxins. No one else is going to tell you that—that a virus in your liver could actually be affecting your brain—because this truth hasn’t been discovered by medical science and research. HHV-6 can be in the liver affecting the brain, shingles (which has non-rashing varieties I brought to light in my book Medical Medium, or even Epstein-Barr virus, which I cover in detail in my book Thyroid Healing. Furthermore, medical communities are unaware of the truth that viruses eat! Viruses eat and they eliminate waste. It is critical to understand this because when these viruses eliminate waste, that waste is a toxic byproduct that becomes a poison that can irritate the nervous system. This alone can cause aches and pains commonly associated with Parkinson’s, when it actually isn’t related to the cause of the tremors at all. It may come as a surprise to learn that a simple bug residing in your liver can bring about aches and pains. Epstein-Barr is particularly fond of nestling into the liver and releasing poisons which can lead to a number of symptoms including fatigue and stiffness in the body. Buzzing and humming which have been wrongfully attached to Parkinson’s are actually signs of an abundance of neurotoxins from a viral condition. Breaking apart a medical label and getting to the root causes of the symptoms that make up the condition can be an incredible turning point for individuals that can finally allow them to heal.
Beyond having a virus in your liver, another truth that’s vital to know is that it is possible to have a virus in your brain. HHV-6 can get in the brain and other viruses as well, even undiscovered ones that I brought to light in Medical Medium, such as HHV-10, HHV-11, and HHV-12. But again, this would be unrelated to the shaking symptom that defines Parkinson’s. This instead would create a whole other variety of symptoms that are everyday mysteries to anyone struggling with chronic illness.
What Causes Parkinson’s?
The true cause of the tremors that characterize Parkinson’s is toxic heavy metal deposits in the brain. Medical communities are never going to fully understand or even attempt to fully understand the position metals can take in the brain or how these metals interact, and this is just one reason why this information is crucial for those seeking health and healing. When there are heavy metals in the brain, these deposits can be made of many different kinds of metals: copper, lead, arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, mercury and metal alloys. The neurological symptoms that occur depend on where these metal deposits are located and what kinds of metals they are. In many cases with so many other neurological conditions, the electrical impulses and neurotransmitters firing off in the brain will hit these deposits and shoot off into other areas of brain tissue. This occurrence causes many of the most common neurological symptoms including ADHD, autism, OCD, and many more conditions. You can learn more about heavy metals and how to safely remove them from your brain and body in my book Medical Medium and my radio show and article on my blog. But in the case of Parkinson’s something very different occurs.
Parkinson’s is caused by a specific metal. This truth isn’t known by medical science or medical and alternative health communities. Parkinson’s comes from large mercury deposits in the brain. That’s what causes the Parkinson’s tremors. You can have a tremor without it being a serious Parkinson’s one. But when it is the severe Parkinson’s tremors and shakes that completely derail your ability to function it is coming from a mercury deposit in your brain.
Something that dentists understand about mercury, even if they don’t realize it, is the dangerous way that mercury spills and runs. Dentists are well aware that mercury tattoos exist in the gums from old amalgams. This is precisely because of the way that mercury bleeds and runs off into surrounding tissue as it ages and breaks down. The mercury deposits that can be found in the brain behave in this exact same way.
As mercury saturates brain tissue, the electrical impulses in the area begin to go crazy and run into one another. But in the terrible tremors and shakes of Parkinson’s, this occurs in a very specific way. The electrical impulse fires down a neuron on neurotransmitter fuel and runs into the mercury deposit as though it is a wall. Then, instead of going around the deposit and firing off into another area of the brain (which is the cause of other neurological, physical, emotional, and mental conditions), it shoots backwards in the exact same direction from which it came. The same neuron is already in the process of firing off another electrical impulse made out of neurotransmitter fuel and starting to descend down the neuron as it collides with the first one. At the exact same time, on exactly the opposite side of the mercury deposit, another neurotransmitter is doing the exact same thing. It will be decades and maybe even 50 to 75 years, if ever, before science and research discover this truth. One of the reasons for this is because mercury and its effects on the human body are still coveted because of the industries that use it.
In order to picture this, imagine a large silver wall. Now, imagine two Olympic level athletes running at the wall at full speed from opposite sides. They collide into the wall with incredible force and then run back in the direction from which they came. But at the same time, two more revved up runners are sprinting full speed towards the wall and they collide with the first runners. Can you imagine the explosion that occurs? It’s the equivalent of a massive bomb going off on the earth but on a micro nano scale inside the brain. It causes brain surgeons to feel like they have to go in and move around brain tissue and nerves, which is actually an amazing feat of science. Brain surgeons are miracle workers who can remove aneurysms out of the brain and save lives, but in the case of Parkinson’s it’s not about surgery, it’s about detoxing heavy metals. Depending on where the mercury deposits are located in the brain, various parts of your body, whether it be the head, arm, leg, or hand will experience the tremors and shakes. This link between mercury and the ensuing neural activity will not be discovered by medical science for a long time.
The Lyme Label
Many people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s or exhibit Parkinson’s symptoms are being handed a Lyme disease label depending on the doctor they visit. Doctors who specialize in Lyme disease may tell these patients Lyme was the issue all along. This is true for many Multiple Sclerosis patients seeking second opinions on their diagnoses as well. Although a new diagnosis can be refreshing, what is tragic is the fact that the medical communities can offer no accurate answers and healing measures for these labels they pin on people’s conditions and symptoms. It would benefit patients to understand that these labels are merely catch-all terms for mystery symptoms and conditions that many professionals in conventional and alternative communities know very little about. In an attempt to revive the Parkinson’s label, the medical world has begun to place new symptoms into the Parkinson’s category, but this is ultimately to appease certain interest groups with agendas that are not in your best interests, and will not help doctors in truly getting to the root cause of this condition.
If you’re experiencing Parkinson’s, you may identify with many of the neurological symptoms that can occur beyond the severe shakes and tremors. These can include dementia, psychosis, body stiffness, restless legs, tingles, numbness, aches and pains. But these symptoms are born of separate causes than the tremors. To learn more about these neurological symptoms make sure to check out my other blog posts, radio shows and my books Thyroid Healing, Medical Medium, and Life Changing Foods.
The biggest step to take with Parkinson’s is the safe and proper removal of heavy metals from the body, which requires including five specific foods daily that I share on my blog. People suffering from Parkinson’s can have a number of metals in their system other than mercury that can be powerful fuel for viruses to feed off and lead to the emergence of other issues. Removing mercury along with these other heavy metals is an essential measure. I recommend learning about the Heavy Metal Detox smoothie that you can find a recipe for on my blog. Make it a part of your everyday routine!
Supportive Foods & Supplements
There are many supplements that can be supportive when healing from Parkinson’s. The most important is the heavy metal detox smoothie. Chaga mushroom is also extremely helpful to bring in. It can help kill off viruses such as Epstein-Barr deep in the liver. B12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin is critical for any neurological issues. Coenzyme Q-10, glutathione, and L-glutamine can also be beneficial. Also consider bringing in Neuro-mag, OmegaAstin, PharmaGABA, Sam-E, methylfolate, and MSM.
Many of these supplements help nourish and support neurotransmitters, which is critical for Parkinson’s sufferers who have experienced severe neurotransmitter burnout. Siberian ginseng can also be wonderful because it supports the adrenals in a way that is particularly good for brain function. Antivirals, such as a high-quality zinc, licorice root, and cat’s claw can be supportive for anyone suffering from neurological issues. I’ve always championed cat’s claw for its phenomenal antiviral qualities. Spirulina is also great and can be easily incorporated through the heavy metal detox smoothie. So, whether you are working to heal Parkinson’s related issues or any kind of neurological symptom or condition try bringing in some of these powerful supplements. Talk to your practitioner about these recommendations and work with her or him to figure out which ones are best for your unique issues. You can check out some high-quality brands I recommend on the Medical Medium preferred supplements page.
Fresh aloe vera leaf is another powerful way to flush heavy metals out of your body. You can enjoy the benefits of this plant by scooping the clear gel out of a palm-sized piece of aloe vera leaf and blending it into water or a smoothie. Apples are an important food to incorporate into your diet if you are healing from Parkinson’s.
Hydration is essential when the body is dealing with heavy metals. Try drinking a large glass of lemon water first thing in the morning. Make this by squeezing ½ of a lemon into a 16-ounce glass of water. The lemon juice enhances the water’s ability to eliminate toxins from the body and is incredibly effective at cleansing the organs.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to Parkinson’s is that it’s not hopeless with neurological conditions. It’s possible to begin to thrive again by taking the steps needed to support your body through this process. It’s really important to focus on what is causing the symptoms themselves and addressing this root cause. I’ve worked with many over the years who were suffering from terrible tremors and shakes who have either experienced complete freedom from these symptoms or greatly reduced their severity over time.
The ideas behind the treatment of Parkinson’s in the medical community need a total overhaul and that is why I’m sharing this information with you and what we’re trying to do here, all of us together. We have a lot of work to do to bring about change, but it’s possible. And it starts with giving our own bodies what they need in order to flourish. Don’t give up, just keep moving forward with these small steps and know that your body is always fighting for you and is always on your side!
This item posted: 26-Sep-2017 - Disclaimer
While conditions such as kidney disease, kidney stones, and kidney failure have names, for the most part kidney disease and other kidney health problems are a mystery to medical communities. Researchers are not yet aware of the true cause of kidney related illnesses. The following article demonstrates what is really behind various kidney issues and the steps to begin healing.
The Mystery of Kidney Disease
Medical research has yet to look fully into the true causes of kidney disease. When someone’s kidneys start failing and there wasn’t a blatant physical injury, medical doctors have no answer for their patients as to what the cause is. They may put the blame incorrectly on the patient’s genes because this is what they have learned from misguided theories and agendas in medical science and research. Sadly, putting the blame on the patient’s genes often leaves them feeling helpless, discouraged, and let down by their body. No patient should be told their genes created their illness because it’s simply not true. Genetics are not the cause of chronic illnesses, despite the fact that medical science and research and medical and alternative health communities are saying they are. This is misinformation driven by funding and it’s critical that you and your loved ones know that your genes are not to blame for your symptoms and illnesses. This truth is so vital to know and absorb that I covered it in-depth in my book Thyroid Healing. I also share in the book what is really causing the hundreds of symptoms and illnesses millions of people are suffering with. Until you and your loved ones understand the true causes of any symptoms and conditions you may have, it will be easy to mistakenly believe that your genes have let you down.
What Modern Medicine Says
Modern medicine says the causes of kidney disease are either high blood pressure, diabetes, or injury. Certainly high blood pressure and diabetes are not ideal environments for the kidneys, and of course these are things you want to do your best to avoid. However, those are not the reasons kidney disease exists.
The injury explanation is an obvious one and absolutely can be the cause of kidney failure. If someone’s kidney has been ruptured either by being in a fight, a car accident, or some other sort of incident, that organ will be weakened and lead to problems that can be critical either in the moment of the injury or many years later. There is another form of injury that is often looked over, though. And that is injury from medication.
Injury From Medication
Whether someone is addicted to prescribed medication and taking it recreationally, or they must rely on it for a chronic condition, medication can be harmful for the kidneys. I understand that some people must take medication because they aren’t given any other option and it can be helpful in some cases. However, when it comes to kidney health, it’s important to consult with your physician about avoiding or lowering medication that’s not prescribed for your kidneys and that may not be as important for you so you can lighten the burden on your kidneys. Oftentimes, people are overmedicated from going to multiple doctors who each prescribe more medications. You can bring in the healing steps I will share here and that I share in my books and you can work with a physician at the same time to lower your doses. You can ask your physician which medications are least important so you can assess together which ones you may be able to lower or stop to help protect your kidneys.
What Do Our Kidneys Do
The kidneys are essentially a filtration system. The liver first processes toxins and then passes them along to the kidneys and intestinal tract for elimination. The kidneys gather these processed poisons and moves them into the bladder where the toxins can then be excreted out of the system. To truly understand how the liver and kidneys work, how your health could be affected, and how you can heal, check out my book, Liver Rescue.
Another way to look at the kidneys is as poison gathering containment systems. The kidneys do more than just filter poisons, so the filtration process isn’t as thorough as you might think. The kidneys have a thick skin on the outside and the inside so they are able to handle and hold a decent amount of poison, keeping it from harming you in other areas of the body.
The Unknown Causes of Kidney Disease
The HHV6 (Human Herpes Virus 6) was discovered in the mid-1980s. And then soon after they discovered HHV7. Unfortunately, funding was cut off at this point and no further viruses of its kind were studied appropriately or discovered. It’s unknown to medical science and research that HHV6 and HHV7 are directly responsible for many varieties of kidney disease, as are the undiscovered HHV10, HHV11, and HHV12, which I brought to light in my first book Medical Medium. These unknown viruses are possibly another 50 years away from being discovered. In truth, even HHV6 has multiple mutated strains that have yet to be discovered.
Medical science and research aren’t aware that these viruses play a role in kidney disease. These viruses attack and inflame the kidneys. Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), which I discuss in great detail in Thyroid Healing, is not responsible to kidney disease, but since it’s not helpful for the kidneys to have a viral load at any time, focusing on healing from EBV with the steps I share in my books will only help you support your kidneys during healing. It’s important to begin addressing the viral load in your body to heal and prevent kidney disease and other kidney health problems. What’s a viral load? A viral load is a virus in the body causing mystery symptoms such as fatigue, aches and pains, insomnia, restless legs, migraines, rashes, thyroid problems, anxiety, depression, brain fog, hot flashes, and so many more that I cover in Thyroid Healing.
If the kidneys are containment systems for toxins, you can look at them like barrels of crude oil. With any container of crude oil, there is a thick layer of sludge at the bottom. The sludge is concentrated and as thick as molasses. Over time as the kidney gathers and collects, the sludge can harden and produce kidney stones. The difference between kidneys that produce stones and those that do not depends on what exactly the kidneys are gathering and collecting. Kidney stones are created from excess protein in the diet, and even too much calcium, which I will discuss further in the following sections.
Protein and Fat
We have been told our whole lives that protein is one of the most important macronutrients to focus on. Unfortunately, this has lead to a society obsessed with protein in all forms, especially in the form of animal products. While protein has a role in our diets, most people these days consume far too much protein, as well as too much fat. High levels of protein are especially harmful for someone with kidney disease because it exhausts the kidneys and makes them weaker. The more protein a person eats, the more the kidneys have to work and struggle to filter out poisons. Burdening the kidney with excess protein and fat only allows a kidney virus such as HHV6 to continue pursuing its quest for kidney disease.
Since lowering your levels of protein is very helpful for recovery from kidney disease, try minimizing your protein while still making sure you are consuming enough calories and bringing in more healing fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables. Great sources of calories include foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squashes, bananas, mangos, orange juice, figs, melons, apples, pears, quinoa, millet, black beans, and more. You can learn more about the most healing foods available to us for hundreds of illnesses, symptoms, conditions, and diseases in my book Life-Changing Foods.
No matter what kind of diet you like to follow, whether it’s high in animal protein, vegan, or vegetarian, try to decrease the amount of protein you consume if you have kidney disease. This does not mean you need to stop eating animal products altogether, but try not to eat animal proteins three times a day. Instead eat it once a day while increasing the foods I mentioned above. If you’re a vegetarian, it’s helpful to stay away from too many nuts, and cutting out soy, dairy, and eggs entirely is extremely helpful for healing. I discuss why this is the case in Thyroid Healing. If you eat a vegan diet, it’s helpful to stay away from high-protein powders, too many nuts, and soy products. If you are in a region of the world or have a cultural diet that consumes a lot of animal protein, you can try to just decrease your portion and increase your fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables whenever you can. Once you can minimize heavy levels of protein in your diet, you should start to see improvements in your kidneys. Keep in mind there is an abundance of bioavailable protein in most fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables.
Bringing in some straight cucumber juice and straight celery juice every day can be very helpful for kidney health. It can also be helpful to consume berries and apples on a regular basis. A little bit of melon can help flush out the kidneys too. If you or a loved one already has kidney disease or is on dialysis, too much potassium can be hard on the kidneys, so it’s best not to eat too many of the fruits that are very high in potassium such as bananas, avocados, and figs. If you suspect you might have weakened kidney function or you want to prevent kidney disease, it’s fine to eat tese foods in higher quantities. Other foods that are helpful for the kidneys are lettuces, varieties of squash, and sweet potatoes. Drinking lemon water can be helpful as it flushes out toxins and supports the kidneys.
Avoiding diuretics, such as tea and coffee, can be helpful, as well. However, a little bit of herbal tea like lemon balm, peppermint, and nettle are safe to consume. It would be helpful to stay away from dairy products as these feed viruses. And eggs feed the HHV6 family in particular, so it would be safer to consume half of a steamed potato instead of an egg. You can learn more about which foods to avoid in Thyroid Healing.
Talk to your doctor about some gentle anti-virals you can take, such as lemon balm tincture, nettle tincture and L lysine. Lysine is great to combat HHV6 and HHV7, as well as some of the other HHVs that have not been discovered. Barley grass juice extract powder is also helpful for the kidneys because it has mild anti-viral properties. Be sure to communicate with your doctor about anti-viral supplements as the herbs may conflict with any medications you are taking.
The good news is that once you are aware of your kidney disease and realize it could be a viral issue, your body will be able to respond to this knowledge and begin healing. It’s amazing what your body can do once you consciously understand the causes of your chronic illness. Your body will jump into action, start cleaning things up, and go after that virus. Viruses lose power once you know they’re the issue.
All of the information I share with you is to help you move forward with your illness. Instead of blaming mystery kidney disease on genes or on the body attacking itself, I hope you now understand the true causes of kidney problems so that you can begin to make the changes needed for healing. Take it step by step and know that I’m with you and I believe in you.
This item posted: 22-Sep-2017 - Disclaimer
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a label mired in confusion and mystery, can be an earth-shattering diagnosis for many. MS sufferers experience a range of painful symptoms that can completely alter the life they once lived. Fortunately, this condition is not an incurable disease in which your immune system is attacking sections of the nerve sheath, as many well-intentioned medical experts believe. Rather, the truth is that aggressive viruses and their cofactors are often what trigger off many of the MS symptoms. To better understand how this disease came to be, it is important that we delve into the history behind MS. Once I share the true historical information, you will have a deeper understanding of how this diagnosis has come to be tethered to so much damaging misinformation. This will also give you the freedom to release any misinformation you’ve been told and take hold of the truths about multiple sclerosis so you can truly begin to heal.
The History of Multiple Sclerosis
After World War II, a shift in science took place as people began to explore new ideas and dive into novel projects. During this time, the beginnings of the hormone movement appeared as researchers began to manipulate hormones through pharmaceutical synthesis and knowledge acquired from research on animals.
Prior to 1940, people did not view perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause as related to the negative symptoms that many women now tend to associate with this phase of their life. Up until this point, women who stopped menstruating typically felt better, had increased energy, and a higher libido— outcomes that women rarely have the fortune of experiencing today. Medical science and research and medical and alternative health communities aren’t aware that there was a number of reasons for this shift, one of which was an escalation in viral issues.
Around the late 1940s, doctors' offices began to fill with women experiencing a range of symptoms like never before in women’s health history. Professionals did not know how to diagnose these mystery symptoms. Some of the symptoms women were experiencing included fatigue, feeling out of sorts, weakness in the legs, numbness, depression, fatigue, and anxiety. In that day in history it wasn’t unusual for a doctor to typically tell a wealthy woman that she was bored or unhappy and would encourage her to take on a new venture or charity project. A poor woman would be told she was lazy, crazy, attention seeking, or being dishonest. Sadly, most women, regardless of their socioeconomic status, were handed a completely inaccurate diagnosis.
The Viral Explosion
Many people picked up viruses around the turn of the 20th century, but these initially docile viruses needed time to root and strengthen themselves. By mid century in the 1940s and 1950s, for the first time people were not only feeling the effects of rooted viruses that were ready to make an appearance, but they likely felt the effects of increased exposure to radiation and DDT combined. This is information I brought to light in my books Medical Medium and Life-Changing Foods.
You may never link World War II and menopause in your head, but they actually have a connection worth noting. During the war, the atomic bomb released a tremendous amount of radioactive dust into the atmosphere. This dust began to fall out of the sky heavily by 1950 and has continued ever since. This increased radiation exposure around mid century was another unseen factor doctors and other health practitioners were unaware of and thus didn’t consider a factor when it came to diagnosing and supporting their patients and clients.
At this time in history, the use of DDT was rampant. It was being sprayed in parks, neighborhoods, and on the food people consumed. This damaging chemical quickly began affecting the health of those who were exposed and was just another piece of the puzzle contributing to the boom of hundreds of mystery illnesses, many of which I addressed in my book, Medical Medium. I share the truth about many more mystery illnesses in my book, Thyroid Healing, which contains a wealth of essential health information that can help and protect you and your loved ones.
Near the end of the 1950s, many doctors stopped calling their patients lazy, crazy, or bored. Instead, women’s hormones were blamed for these symptoms. Prescriptions were offered as a solution, but sadly, this supposed cure actually made many women much more sick.
True Birth of the MS Diagnosis
In the past, neurological conditions were often only taken seriously by medical professionals if the condition was able to be perceived by the doctor’s own eyes. For example, a doctor could easily see if someone was suffering from tremors or involuntary autonomic spasms and would deem these neurological issues. However, if a woman’s neurological problems, such as severe fatigue or increased blindness, were not visible, their symptoms were often not believed or taken seriously.
Although women vocalized their health struggles, it wasn’t until men began to complain of similar neurological issues that medical professionals began to take serious note of these symptoms. Women were wrongfully seen as liars and manipulators, so their cries that something was wrong were met with scorn and disbelief. Once men, who were deemed honest and trustworthy within the patriarchal society, complained of experiencing similar symptoms to women, doctors began to take these health issues seriously and invested into the label of multiple sclerosis. In the late 1800s an extremely rare sclerosis illness was discovered but it had no true resemblance to what we call multiple sclerosis today. It was a different brain illness that had a very different cause to what we know as multiple sclerosis. If someone was suffering from tingles and numbness, aches and pains, fatigue, neuropathy-like sensations in their hands and feet, blurry eyes, or constant, mild headaches, the medical world would now be able to give them a label that wasn’t an old, obscure theoretical discovery that only a few people were given for very different reasons back in the late 1800s.
When the first true MS diagnoses were delivered, suggested treatment options were limited and even inappropriate and led many people to suffer unnecessarily. It is important that you know what is actually happening inside the body when a MS label is given and how you can work to heal the true root cause.
The truth, which is unknown to medical science and research, is that almost every neurological symptom stems from one group of viruses— the herpes family. There are certain types of bacteria that can cause instant swelling and inflammation in the brain, but the problem that arises is strikingly different than the neurological symptoms that people with MS, ALS, lyme disease and more have to endure. To learn more about the various viruses that fall within the herpes family check out my herpes radio show and blog post. And, to learn more about the true unknown cause of Lyme disease and how to begin recovering your health, read the chapter on Lyme disease in my book, Medical Medium.
Although a variety of the Epstein-Barr virus is often responsible for MS, other cofactors usually play a role also. The presence of toxic heavy metals such as mercury, copper, aluminum, lead, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, alloys, and steels, or dangerous chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, or DDT can help fuel and support the many strains of Epstein-Barr and other herpetic viruses that are triggering off neurological symptoms. Medical science and research aren’t yet aware that there are over 60 strains of Epstein-Barr viruses alone, a truth I discuss in detail in my book, Thyroid Healing.
Instead of handing people a MS label, doctors and health practitioners would be providing a better diagnosis if they told MS sufferers they have a variation of Guillain-Barré Syndrome since their neurological issues stem from a viral infection. It would be even better still to tell a patient that their condition and symptoms are viral so they can address the viral issue and allow the central nervous system to heal.
Oftentimes a brain lesion will be seen on the MRI or CAT scans of someone who has been diagnosed with MS. A lesion could be a number of things including a crystallization, calcification, or scar tissue from a knock on the head many years ago that may not be causing you any issues. It is important to note that millions of people who aren’t diagnosed with MS live their lives with harmless markings inside their brains that they are completely unaware of. However, if you’re struggling with stiffness, weakness, or numbness in various areas of the body, have started suffering from blurry vision, or have developed any other symptom associated with MS and a brain scan reveals a visible deposit in your brain, you may be given an inaccurate MS diagnosis. It is common to have unharmful markings on your brain and current MRIs are not even able to pick up on all of the markings that you may have. It will be twenty to thirty years before these machines will be able to scan the brain with the accuracy needed. If you ever have an MRI or CT scan with contrast make sure to stay hydrated and add a little bit more lemon or lime water into your routine for a period of time. The contrast contains heavy metals and it is important that you flush these toxins out of your bloodstream and organs. You may also wish to consider including the daily heavy metal detox smoothie for a while.
Even if you aren’t exhibiting symptoms, you may be incorrectly told that you have MS if a scan reveals noticeable markings on the brain. These markings, which you may have had from birth or childhood and could be deposits of heavy metals or MSG are seldom connected to MS. Although there are unique cases where viral inflammation leads to the creation of severe pockets and lesions in the brain along with damaged nerve sheaths and nerve endings that may trigger MS-related symptoms, these instances are rare. If you are suffering from MS symptoms what is much more likely to be happening is that a variety of the Epstein-Barr virus in your system is releasing an abundance of neurotoxins from the liver which are floating through the body, harming the nervous system, and triggering off MS-related symptoms. This can occur whether or not you have lesions or markings on your brain.
There are a number of reasons you may be suffering from MS symptoms, but a lesion in the brain is not the true culprit. It is far more likely that your symptoms are arising from a B-12 deficiency and methylation issue, along with one or more viruses releases a tremendous amount of neurotoxins into the body. Maybe you’re battling an Epstein-Barr virus and a shingles virus or you have an Epstein-Barr strain, shingles strain, and a HHV-6 variety. Regardless of the specific mix of viruses you are up against, it is likely that an abundance of neurotoxins are floating through your system and wreaking havoc. You can learn more about how viruses affect the body and create many mystery illnesses in my book, Thyroid Healing.
The Lyme Trend
Fewer people are being given an MS diagnosis today, or if they have been given an MS diagnosis in the past, it’s now getting changed to a different diagnosis. This is largely due to the fact that a wide array of symptoms are now being wrongfully funneled into a lyme disease diagnosis. The number of new MS diagnoses are falling as the number of lyme disease diagnoses continue to skyrocket, and this trend will continue for some time. Some doctors quickly place patients in the lyme disease category without even having blood work completed. Many people who have been labeled with MS for some time are now being handed a lyme disease label as well. As this wildly inaccurate lyme trend continues to grow, the MS label will become more obscure and outdated with each passing year. At this point in time, I would actually prefer someone to be diagnosed with MS over lyme because the information and confusion surrounding lyme is disastrously wrong. If you’re sensitive about the topic of lyme disease, please keep an open mind as you continue to read the rest of this article. There is so much misinformation around lyme disease that needs to be cleared up so it’s no longer holding back the many people who are wrongfully given this diagnosis.
Around the birth of the lyme disease diagnosis, a number of incredible doctors who were analyzing cases of this disease unanimously and accurately recognized it to be viral. However, In the early 1970s, there were no antiviral pharmaceuticals that could treat viruses. There were steroids and antibiotics available at this time, and once professionals latched onto the mistaken notion that lyme was bacterial, which I explain in detail in my book Medical Medium, patients began to receive prescriptions that weren't actually supporting the true cause behind this disease— viruses. The brilliant doctors who told their patients the truth— that lyme was viral— didn’t have any medications to offer them. If a patient had suggested to one of these doctors to treat their virus-based disease with antibiotics, the doctor would have most likely objected to this suggestion, asserting that treating a viral infection with an antibiotic would make the patient worse. This piece of information is still true today and is one reason why close to 85% of people suffering with lyme grow worse as they treat their viral condition with antibiotics. The other 15% of those suffering may improve, but this is likely due to alternative treatments they incorporate into their protocol such as IV vitamin C therapy and certain beneficial supplements like cat’s claw. I've espoused the value of supplements like cat’s claw to numerous lyme doctors over the past three decades, and finally this information is starting to circulate within the field. I’ve worked with numerous lyme sufferers whose lives were changed once they discontinued antibiotics and began a true anti-viral protocol. Because MS, like lyme disease, is caused by viruses wreaking havoc in the body, antibiotics should be avoided and an anti-viral protocol should be implemented instead.
The reason I am addressing lyme disease here is because of the complete lack of understanding surrounding this condition. Also, you may have received a lyme diagnosis if you have MS symptoms or you may in the future. Now you know there is much more to understand about lyme than what your doctor or health practitioner may tell you if you or a loved one receive a lyme disease diagnosis. If you want to read more of the truth about lyme disease, read through the “Lyme Disease” chapter in Medical Medium.
Steps to Take
A tremendous amount of neurotoxins in your system, can lead to such severe nerve inflammation that the nerves can dry and crack. If someone’s nervous system is in a state of complete disarray and they aren’t providing their body with the foods and supplements that can help their body fight against the invaders and toxins causing the problems, they may sadly find themselves struggling and being prescribed immunosuppressive drugs by a doctor. Because immunosuppressive drugs break down the immune system, if they are taking certain medications it is critical that they bring in certain foods and supplements that serve to fortify the immune system. If they suffer from acute attacks, their doctor is likely to prescribe them a steroid to reduce inflammation, but he or she won’t be able to tell them the information that will allow them to overcome these attacks indefinitely. Medicine is behind and patients need to know the steps they can take to battle their disease today.
If you are suffering with MS, It is important to know that you can heal. There are countless neurological symptoms you may be battling, but hold on to the faith that you can move past them with the proper healing measures. If you are handed an MS label, you must recognize it for what it truly is. Being given this label does not mean it will be life-threatening. Over the past decades I’ve helped numerous people heal after they were given a MS diagnosis, and with the correct supplements and food choices you can move towards conquering MS too.
Supportive Supplements & Teas
When it comes to healing MS, there are a few supplements that are critical for every sufferer, two of which are B-12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin and a high-quality zinc. Supplements that help fight back and eradicate the viruses in your system are crucial. Some recommended supplements include cat’s claw, lemon balm, silica, a little licorice, and a little olive leaf. Vitamin C is an essential supplement to add to your protocol and a little ALA can be beneficial as well. For neurological symptoms methylfolate and a b-complex can be valuable. Glutamine is incredible for supporting nerves in your brain and for helping break down pockets of MSG, calcium deposits, or other toxins in the brain that leave markings.
Additional supplements to consider are elderberry, lomatium root, propolis, nettle leaf, and a plant-based omega-3. Although vitamin D does not fix the problem and should not be taken in large doses, a certain amount of this supplement can be supportive. If you’re looking for additional healing ideas, try bringing rose hips tea into your daily routine. This drink is fantastic for helping combat Epstein-Barr related neurological symptoms. If you’re interested in the specific supplements and teas I recommend, check out my preferred supplements page.
Bringing in supplements can be an incredibly powerful piece of the healing puzzle, but making sure your diet includes a plethora of life-giving, disease-fighting foods is another critical component.
Wild blueberries are a critical food to consume while healing from MS. They contain a number of health benefits including restoring and calming the nerves. Wild blueberries alongside spirulina and barley grass juice extract powder are three out of the five most powerful foods to help draw heavy metals out of the system. Regularly incorporating all five of the heavy metal detox foods can be unbelievably beneficial for anyone recovering from MS. If you are interested in bringing these foods into your life, check out my heavy metal detox plan.
Other helpful foods to incorporate include dandelion greens, spinach, mâche, and collard greens. Turmeric and burdock root can be helpful as well. Additional foods to incorporate include avocado, hemp seeds, and walnuts. Try munching on a handful of shelled, dried watermelon seeds ever so often for some powerful healing support. One tasty, nourishing meal might be guacamole wrapped up in collard greens, another simple, supportive option is potato or sweet potato soup. Add carrot, onion, garlic, celery, and any other tasty veggie or herbs you might like. You could receive an abundance of benefits from dining on this soup daily.
Start bringing juices into your day when you can. Some great drinks to start with include celery juice, turmeric ginger shots, and wheatgrass juice. It would be very helpful to follow the Liver Rescue Morning I describe in Liver Rescue every day.
Foods to Avoid
Removing foods from your diet that feed viruses like Epstein-Barr can be a critical piece of fully healing from MS. Some of the most important foods to avoid include eggs, dairy products, and corn.
If you have been diagnosed with MS, your practitioner may recommend an abundance of protein to help support muscle strength. But it’s carbohydrates, not protein, that are more important and will actually help you build muscle. As you work to recover from MS, bring in an abundance of carbohydrate-rich fruits and veggies, as well as plenty of leafy greens, for healing and to help maintain strength. At the same time, keep your animal protein to once per day or less when possible. During a period where you're working to heal severe neurological symptoms, lowering animal protein and bringing in more of the healing fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables is ideal.
Throughout the years I’ve helped many people overcome multiple sclerosis and neurological symptoms of all kinds. If you have been suffering, even if it has been for many, many years, it is critical that you hold onto faith in your body’s ability to heal. You can move past the chronic pain, the tremors, the weakness, the fatigue or whatever symptoms you are battling on a daily basis. As you take one day at a time and implement a protocol of healing, antiviral supplements and nourishing juices and meals, try your best to keep a light heart. Celebrate as each symptom lightens and heals and know that this information is always here for you to return to and find encouragement in. Healing is not always a straight path and it’s naturally full of twists and turns— it’s what I call three steps forward and two steps back. Even though healing is not linear, you will be moving forward as you learn and apply the information shared here and I know you can find true victory in the end!
This item posted: 30-Aug-2017 - Disclaimer
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