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Apple’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a top pick when you’re faced with practically any illness. Encephalitis (brain inflammation), IBS (intestinal inflammation), and viral infection (which can result in nerve inflammation) are just a few conditions in which apples can play the critical nutritional role of calming your system by helping reduce viral and bacterial loads that create inflammation.
The phytochemicals in apples make them a true brain food, feeding neurons and increasing electrical activity. Apples with red skin contain anthocyanins and even traces of malvidin (a type of anthocyanidin), which are partially responsible for the red color. These pigments have anti-obesity properties and compounds that increase digestive strength, encouraging weight loss.
Apples also have traces of flavonoids, rutin, and quercidin—phytochemicals that are responsible for heavy metal and radiation detoxification—as well as the amino acids glutamine and serine, which help detoxify the brain of MSG. This fruit helps cleanse and purify the organs including the liver, improve circulation in your lymphatic system, repair damaged skin, and regulate blood sugar.
Apples are the ultimate colon cleanser. As the pectin from an apple moves through your gut, it collects and rids your body of microbes such as bacteria, viruses, yeast, and mold. Apples help with SIBO and other digestive disorders.
Apples are also hydrating on a deep, cellular level.
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Red-skinned apples with the most color offer the most nutrients. Try eating three apples a day for the best benefits.
Eat apples plain or blended into Medical Medium Applesauce. Eat them with dates and celery sticks for a fantastic adrenal healing snack.
For more information on the healing properties of apples and which symptoms and conditions it can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
Red cabbage and green cabbage are both fantastic cruciferous vegetables. They have some similar properties while also having their own unique benefits.
The coloring agents that give this crucifer its red-purple hue are at the top of the heap when it comes to disease-fighting pigments. The sulfur in the cabbage carries the phytochemicals from these pigments into the liver with great ease, making red cabbage one of the most rejuvenating foods for the liver. Red cabbage can help with scar tissue in the liver. It also helps minimize pathogens in the intestinal tract.
Green cabbage is very nutritious, wonderful for supporting the joints and helping with osteoporosis especially.
As members of the brassica family, these vegetables provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and rich phytochemical sulfur compounds.
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Eat red or green cabbage raw in salads or vegetable juices. Enjoy it steamed or stir-fried or in soups. You can also peel off whole cabbage leaves to use as like taco shells to hold your favorite chopped fruits, vegetables, herbs, salsa, and/or healthy sauces.
For more information on the healing properties of cabbage, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
Leeks, chives, ramps, scallions, red onions, yellow onions, white onions, shallots, and any other type of allium you enjoy are nature’s antibiotics.
Onions are one of the most accomplished foods on the planet for keeping down bacterial overgrowth in the body, making them a star for anyone who deals with SIBO. This quality also enhances the body’s production of B12.
The sulfur in onions is part of what makes them nature’s antibiotic. It also helps rid the body of radiation exposure, casting out pathogens, and drawing out DDT and other pesticides, herbicides, and toxic heavy metals.
This sulfur also makes onions wonderful for helping with joint pain, degeneration, discomfort, and for repairing tendons and connective tissue. If you have an iron deficiency, onions are also very helpful, because their sulfur content helps slow iron loss.
High in the trace minerals zinc, manganese, iodine, and selenium, onions help rejuvenate the skin and protect the lungs. They’re also helpful for the immune system and circulation.
Onions are very helpful for addressing colds and flus that cause bronchitis, and for bacteria-caused pneumonia. They’re also the ultimate anti-inflammatories for the bowels, helping to heal ulcers, eliminate mucus from the stool, and soothe the intestinal tract
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To truly benefit from onions’ antibacterial and other qualities, we have to eat them as often as possible, and not just a slice here or there. Experiment with different varieties of onions in different dishes. Eat onions raw as much as possible in salads, wraps, on top of steamed vegetables, or any meal. You can also enjoy them steamed, stir-fried, in soups, and in Medical Medium Healing Broth.
For more information on the healing properties of onions and the symptoms and conditions they can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
Melons hold properties that can be critical to move someone forward in the healing process.
Melons are predigested—meaning that melon flesh is so assimilable that our digestive systems barely need to process it when it enters the body. The fructose in melon leaves the stomach in less than one minute, then the rest of the fruit drops directly into the intestinal tract, immediately fortifying and replenishing the body.
Eating melon is like getting intravenous nutrient therapy. Melons are essentially balls of purified water. This highly active fluid binds onto poisons, including mold, mycotoxins, viral neurotoxins, undigested protein toxins, ammonia gas, and bacterial toxins, flushing them out to allow the immune system to restore itself.
Melon’s high electrolyte content helps protect the brain and the rest of the nervous system from stress-related strokes, aneurysms, and embolisms. Melon thins the blood and reduces heart attack risk, helps prevent heart disease and vascular issues, and can help with liver and kidney disease.
The water in melon is nearly identical to our blood, and its sodium, potassium, and glucose are also abundant and bioavailable, making melon one of the most hydrating foods you can eat.
Melon is one of the most alkalizing foods. The fruit helps drive out traces of DDT, other pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals from deep within the organs.
High in silica, melon is an excellent food to help ligaments, joints, bones, teeth, connective tissue, and tendons. Melon is one of the most powerful glucose balancers, working to prevent insulin resistance and lower elevated A1C levels.
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To reap melon’s benefits, try eating at least half of a small melon per day. Eat melon alone for best digestion, not with any other fruit or food.
For more information on melons and the symptoms and conditions they can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
If you’re seeking answers for brain and gut health, look no further than the fig. It’s the ultimate tool for balancing these two intertwined aspects of well-being. Figs have unique phytochemicals that are bonded to minerals such as bioavailable potassium and sodium that specifically nourish and build neurotransmitters while also supporting neurons and synapses in the brain. It’s a powerful fruit for helping to prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, and other neurological diseases, including ALS.
On the intestinal side, figs are, like dates, one of the most effective bowel-cleansing foods on the planet. The skins feed good gut bacteria and are also antiseptic, killing unproductive gut bacteria, parasites, mold, and toxic heavy metals, while the seeds get into intestinal crevices and help destroy disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and fungus that hide in those pockets. The fruit’s pulp and fiber massage the intestinal lining and build up the digestive immune system to help you stop struggling with stomach pain and bloating.
Figs help with all types of gut problems, including diverticulitis, appendix inflammation, constipation, inflamed colon, and complications from C. difficile.
Figs are high in vitamins such as the B vitamins, which are specifically bonded to phytochemicals to reduce radiation in the body. Also abundant in trace minerals, micronutrients, antioxidants, and more, figs are a wonder food for all manner of ills; they should never be overlooked. The next time you’re dealing with any health issue, think of figs as a secret weapon.
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To connect with everything figs can offer you, both nutrient-wise and metaphysically, try to eat nine figs in a day (or a multiple of nine). Munching on a celery stick (rich in mineral salts) with each fig you eat is a perfect nutritional combination.
For more information on the healing benefits of figs and the symptoms and conditions they can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.
Wild blueberries are the most powerful food on the planet. Wild blueberry plants can be burned to the ground, and they will come back stronger than ever. They have adapted to every fluctuation in climate over the millennia. No other food on the planet has the ability to thrive in such trying conditions. This makes them the number-one adaptogen, period—even though they’re not recognized as an adaptogenic food at all.
Wild blueberries are fantastic at helping to remove toxic heavy metals, radiation, DDT, pesticides, and other toxins. They are also anti-pathogenic. Wild blueberries are a helpful cancer preventative food and help protect you from disease.
Wild blueberries have the highest proportion of antioxidants of any food on the planet. They’re armed with dozens of antioxidant varieties that science does not yet know about. When you eat these berries, their innate intelligence reads your body, searches out potential disease, monitors your stress and toxicity levels, and figures out the best way to help you heal—it is the only food that does that.
Wild blueberries are also the most powerful brain food in existence, the most potent prebiotic there is, and a star at helping to restore the liver.
Wild blueberries are the food you want in your life when you’ve been through the unthinkable and need the support to rise up again. It’s also for anyone who needs a physical boost or strives athletically.
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Enjoy wild blueberries in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie. Eat them frozen, defrosted, or fresh alone or with raw honey or other fruits. Add them to salads, dressings, smoothies, desserts, juices, or other drinks. You can also consume wild blueberries as pure wild blueberry juice and pure wild blueberry powder.
For more information on the healing properties of wild blueberries and the symptoms and conditions it can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
The apricot is an amazing food for rejuvenation. It’s high in amino acids such as cysteine and glutamine, as well as minerals such as selenium and magnesium in their most bioactive forms. The fruit is also loaded with more than 40 trace minerals, some of which are bonded to each other as cofactor trace minerals, creating bioactive natural alloys that science has yet to uncover.
Apricots have phytochemical compounds that attach and bind themselves to chemical molecules such as DDT deep within the body, which can help with cancer prevention.
Apricots are a B12-enhancing food, meaning they eliminate unhelpful elements in the digestive tract that get in the way of the body’s healthy B12 production.
When you eat an apricot, the skin collects and destroys mold, yeast, unneeded Candida, and other detrimental fungus in the body, plus the skin is high in enzymes and coenzymes that are DNA-protecting. An apricot’s flesh thwarts the gut’s production of ammonia, a destructive gas that can leach through the walls of the intestinal tract and cause problems throughout the body, from brain fog to dental issues. (This condition is called ammonia permeability, and it is as yet unknown to science. I cover it in detail in Medical Medium.)
Apricot is a warming food and an energy stabilizer that boosts the growth of red blood cells, strengthens your heart, and nourishes your brain. When your reserves are low from pushing yourself to the limit, turn to apricots—they’re a sensational life bring-back food.
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Apricots are so energy-shifting that you only need to eat one to enjoy its benefits. When dealing with a health condition, though, try to consume four apricots daily for support and healing.
For more information on the healing properties of apricots and which symptoms and conditions it can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book,Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
Sprouts and microgreens are packed with nutrients like vitamin A, B vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, disease-reversing compounds, and other phytochemicals.
The most important role that sprouts and microgreens play is to bring back vitality to people who are always exhausting themselves for others.
Sprouts and microgreens help renew an exhausted reproductive system and revitalize a new mom who hasn’t been getting much sleep. Sprouts and microgreens are phytoestrogenic and important for rebalancing and restoring hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone, and for regenerating hormone production of the adrenal glands, thyroid, and the rest of the endocrine system after a woman has given birth.
High in mineral salts that are involved with neurotransmitter chemical production, sprouts and microgreens support the brain with amino acids and enzymes, help pull toxic heavy metals from the brain, and help rejuvenate and strengthen neurons—which ultimately helps with Alzheimer’s, dementia, brain fog, and memory loss.
Sprouts and microgreens are wonderful for skin repair. They help stave off infection and unwanted cell growth. They are the best possible source of what I have termed “elevated biotics”, bacteria critical to your body’s production of vitamin B12.
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Every variety of sprout and microgreen has its own unique properties. Sprouts are especially powerful when juiced, and also offer great benefits when eaten whole in salads or wraps or blended into smoothies or raw soups.
For more information on sprouts and microgreens and the symptoms and conditions they can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
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