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Garlic: Life-Changing Food

Garlic is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal (including anti-mold), anti-parasitic, and rich in the phytochemical allicin, a sulfur compound that prevents disease.

Garlic kills off pathogens such as viruses and unproductive bacteria, which are behind so many mystery and chronic illnesses and symptoms.

Garlic helps fight colds, flus, strep throat, pneumonia-causing bacteria, and viral-related cancers.

Garlic extracts toxic heavy metals in the colon and gives you a powerful immune boost.

How To Use:

Although roasting or otherwise cooking garlic is delicious and valuable, garlic is most effective when consumed raw. Try mixing raw garlic into your favorite dips, salad dressings, chilled soups, juices, and other dishes. It’s great minced fresh onto salads, steamed vegetables, or any other recipe you enjoy. You can also sip on the Medical Medium Turmeric Ginger Shots recipe, which also contain garlic, for wonderful immune-boosting support.

For more information on the healing properties of garlic 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.

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Steamed Artichokes with Two Dipping Sauces

Artichokes are one of the most healing vegetables on this planet. When steamed, they retain most of their nutrients and make a delicious and healing snack or meal. In this recipe, you’ll find two tasty options to enjoy with your artichokes: Mustard Maple Dipping Sauce and Zucchini Herb Dipping Sauce. This recipe comes from the Revised and Expanded Edition of Medical Medium.

Artichokes contain phytochemical compounds that stop the growth of tumors and cysts inside the liver. The liver relies on other chemical compounds found in artichokes for many of its own chemical functions—they work hand in hand to keep the liver’s neutralization, screening, and filtering abilities strong.

Steamed Artichokes with Two Dipping Sauces

Ingredients:

  • 4 artichokes
  • 1 lemon, cut in half

MUSTARD MAPLE DIPPING SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley

ZUCCHINI HERB DIPPING SAUCE

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed herbs, such as dill, parsley, thyme, and/or chives

Directions:

To prepare the artichokes, use a knife to carefully slice off the top quarter of each artichoke as well as the end of each stem. Use scissors to cut off the tips of the artichoke leaves to remove the thorns. Rub the whole artichoke immediately with the cut lemon.

Place a steaming basket in a large pot filled with water until it reaches the basket. Place the prepared artichokes in the basket and cover. Bring to a boil and steam until the artichoke leaves can be removed by gently pulling. This should take about 30 to 40 minutes depending on the size of the artichokes.

To make the Mustard Maple Dipping Sauce, whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Serve immediately.

To make the Zucchini Herb Dipping Sauce, combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Once the artichokes have slightly cooled, peel off the leaves, dip them in your dressings, and nibble the “meat” from the base of each leaf. Next, scrape off the choke from each artichoke and enjoy the hearts.

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When you’re choosing between water and Healing Broth for the ingredients, keep in mind that the broth will produce a richer flavor. Store-bought vegetable stock isn’t called for because it’s very difficult to find a variety that’s free of oil, salt, natural flavors, and/or other additives. For convenience, make a batch of Healing Broth in advance and freeze it (consider ice cube trays for easy thawing) so you have it on hand for recipes like this.

Makes 1-2 servings

For more delicious, healing recipes, check out Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal Revised and Expanded Edition.

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Bananas: Digestive Aid

Bananas contain bioavailable protein, beneficial omegas, fiber, water, antioxidants, and healing phytochemicals such as potassium. High-potassium foods such as banana are extremely helpful for many digestive system conditions. Potassium is helpful for nerve function in the digestive tract.

Bananas are also anti-pathogenic, and they’re an incredible prebiotic as well— meaning, for one, that at the same time they help destroy and eliminate unproductive bacteria in the gut by binding onto it, they feed beneficial microorganisms there. Bananas also don’t feed pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Pathogens are behind many digestive conditions and symptoms, along with many other chronic illnesses. Bananas have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

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Raspberry Leaf - Life-Changing Herb

Raspberry leaf is the ideal reproductive system reorganizer and protector. It’s also an overall hormonal balancer and supports the entire endocrine system in hormone output.

Raspberry leaf brewed as tea is one of the most profound tonics to address infertility and prepare a woman’s body for pregnancy. It is useful to help prevent miscarriages, and it is a secret tool to address exhaustion following childbirth and postpartum depression.

Raspberry leaf is known to enhance production of breast milk. What doesn’t get attention is that raspberry leaf also fortifies the mother’s milk with vitamins and minerals, making it more nutritious for baby.

Raspberry leaf is also beneficial for men, mostly as a blood cleanser and overall detoxifier.

For anybody, raspberry leaf’s phytochemicals, including antioxidant compounds such as anthocyanins and polyphenols, make it an all-purpose anti-inflammatory, specifically for the organs and glands.

This herb is also amazing for those with iron deficiencies, helps grow hair when needed, and because it helps strengthen the pancreas, those who are dealing with pancreatitis can do very well on this herb.

How To Use:

Raspberry leaf is best consumed as a tea. Make a cup of raspberry leaf tea if you feel a low point in the day. It can help take the edge off. For the most profound effect of restoring the reproductive system and balancing hormones, make a tea with raspberry leaf and nettle leaf together. You can read about amounts of tea to drink for reproductive issues in Cleanse To Heal.

For more information on the healing properties of raspberry leaf, including the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits, 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.

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Lemon Balm: A Life-Changing Herb

Lemon balm, also known as Melissa officinalis, is an essential herb for calming the nerves—in particular, those involved with digestion. Nerves play a role in much of the digestive distress we experience in this day and age. If someone’s stomach or intestines are irritated for no identifiable reason, it’s usually due to sensitive nerves.

Lemon balm has soothing properties that make it a gift from God and Mother Nature to deal with our frazzling world. It has bioactive phytochemicals such as undiscovered alkaloids that calm the nerve receptors at the digestive tract so that the nerves become less sensitized and inflammation reduces. This makes lemon balm a valuable herb for stress assistance.

Lemon balm helps countless health problems, with a high contribution factor to almost every part of the body.

Extremely high in trace minerals such as boron, manganese, copper, chromium, molybdenum, selenium, and iron, lemon balm also has large amounts of the macromineral silica.

Lemon balm is a B12-conserving herb—which means that it monitors your stores of this vitamin and keeps your body from using it all up.

Anti-parasitic, antiviral, and antibacterial throughout the body, lemon balm helps fight the Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, and other herpetic bugs such as HHV-6, which are behind countless chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions.

Lemon balm is an amazing herb for tonsillitis, which is inflammation caused by strep bacteria.

Lemon balm detoxifies the liver, spleen, and kidneys, and helps reduce bladder inflammation, which makes it a star for helping to alleviate interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

How To Use:

Lemon balm is most therapeutic when taken as an alcohol-free tincture or as herbal tea. Check out Cleanse To Heal for specific supplement and dosage recommendations for over 200 symptoms and conditions.

For more information on the healing properties of lemon balm and which symptoms and conditions it can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Life-Changing Foods, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.

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Cilantro - Life Changing Food

Cilantro, also called coriander and Chinese parsley, is the go-to herb for heavy metal detoxification. The brain draws up precious mineral salt compounds from cilantro with a surprise package attached: phytochemicals that deliberately remove toxic heavy metals from the brain, freeing up neurons from toxic heavy metal oxidized residue, so that they can function at their best.

Cilantro is also very valuable for extracting heavy metals and other toxins from other body systems and organs, particularly the liver. In fact, it’s an amazing liver detoxifier in its own right.

It’s one of the best adrenal support herbs, too, and wonderful for balancing blood glucose levels and staving off weight gain, brain fog, and memory issues.

Cilantro is also antiviral—cilantro helps keep down levels of the Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, HHV6, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and other herpetic viruses in all their various forms, as well as HIV.

It’s also antibacterial; it helps to fight off virtually every form of bacteria and flush its waste from your body, and it’s also anti-worm.

How To Use:

For best results, incorporate fresh cilantro into your meals multiple times a day. You can juice some along with fresh vegetables, fruits, and leafy greens, put a handful in a smoothie, add it to a chopped salad, soup, salsa, or guacamole. The more cilantro you use, the more benefits it will bring. One of the best ways to consume it is in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie so you can safely and effectively remove as many metals as possible. It’s ideal to drink this smoothie daily.

For more information on the healing properties of cilantro, including the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits, 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.

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Ways To Consume Raw Garlic

Garlic is an incredible healing food. It kills off the viruses and bacteria that are behind countless chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions and helps flush toxic viral and bacterial waste out of the lymphatic system. 

Garlic also strengthens the immune system. Phytochemical compounds from garlic seep through the walls of the intestinal tract into blood vessels that lead up through the hepatic portal vein into the liver. The liver’s immune system welcomes these compounds because it knows they’re like a relief army coming in so the immune system can find reprieve and retreat to build up its forces so it can fight against pathogens.

There are many ways to enjoy garlic. The best way to consume garlic for maximum healing benefits is to eat it raw. Raw garlic can be finely cut, minced, or pressed in a garlic press and sprinkled on top of any savory meal. While raw garlic is best, garlic can also offer benefits when cooked broths, soups, steamed, and stir-fried. 

Some ways to consume garlic include:

For more healing recipes, checkout the best-selling book Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal.

You can find these recipes and many more using garlic on the MedicalMedium.com blog.

For more information on the healing benefits of garlic, check out Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.

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Potato: Healing Benefits

Potatoes are an incredible healing food for any chronic illness, symptom, or condition, but sadly, potatoes get a bad and unfair rap. Truth is, the toxic oil that potatoes are fried in, the cheese sauce ladled on top, and the butter, milk, and cream mashed in are what have the world convinced that potatoes are bad for us. Potatoes don’t cause health issues; the other ingredients served with them do.

The entire potato, inside and out, is valuable and beneficial for your health: potato plants draw some of the highest concentration of macro and trace minerals from the earth. Potatoes are also high in potassium and rich in vitamin B6, as well as a fantastic source of amino acids, especially lysine in its bioactive form. Lysine is a powerful weapon against viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles that are behind rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, autoimmune disease, and more. Potatoes also contain tyrosine, a chemical needed to produce thyroid hormones.

Potatoes are antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial, with nutritional cofactors and coenzymes plus bioactive compounds to help keep you healthy and assist you with stress. 

Potatoes can help heal digestive conditions. Soothing to the intestinal linings because they are gentle on the nerves inside the lining—they’re nonabrasive—potatoes assimilate and digest easily, even with some of the worst digestive issues.

Potatoes bind onto colonies of bacteria that are causing diverticulitis or prostatitis and carry them out past the colon; they can drive out strep, E. coli, staph, and unproductive funguses from the body. The chemical compounds in potatoes have a sticky, binding nature to them. It’s not just the starch that causes this. As potato moves through the intestinal tract, pathogens cling and bind to the compounds and can’t escape. Potatoes even help drive worms such as pinworms out of the rectum.

Potatoes are good for the brain and the liver, helping us to be grounded and centered. Potatoes are high in glucose that provides substance to the liver, as it’s precisely what the liver relies on to keep strong. It also helps build up glycogen storage, the very resource that protects us against blood sugar problems, weight gain, fatty liver, and dirty blood syndrome. 

Enjoy potatoes steamed (without oil, butter, or cream) for maximum healing benefits.

Discover more of the healing benefits of potatoes on the Medical Medium podcast on Apple Podcasts titled “Potato: The Nightshade Healer”.

For more information on how to use foods like potato and many others to heal, along with seven different cleanse plans, the supplements to take for different symptoms and conditions and at what dosages, check out the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune.

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