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Children's Health

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.


While many of these health problems get labeled as autoimmune diseases, this is simply not the case. Your child’s body is not attacking itself. Please do not fall into this trap of confusion. Our bodies love us unconditionally and are always working for us, not against us. You can trust your body, and your child’s body, is always supporting you. It’s also vital that you know that these symptoms and conditions are not genetic. You and your child do not have faulty genes. This is another mistaken theory that is leaving people feeling let down by their own bodies. It’s absolutely critical to know the truth about these two misguided theories, which is why I address them in detail in my book Thyroid Healing. You and your loved ones need to know the truth for the sake of your health.

Foundational Immune System Support

SUPPLEMENTS

Remember that not all supplements are created equal. It’s crucial to purchase vitamins that are truly pure and high quality so you can feel confident that they will actually support your child’s immune system. 

Liquid zinc sulfate is a supplement I recommend for people of all ages. For your child, make sure he or she is getting a couple of drops of zinc on and off throughout the year for protection and immune support. As a society, we are devastatingly zinc deficient. It is one of the most important supplements to focus on because without zinc, our health can fall apart. At the core of so many of the health problems children experience is a zinc deficiency that starts early on. Probiotics can also be included in your children’s routine. Garden of Life Raw Probiotics are safe, gentle, and helpful for children.

Elderberry syrup is an incredible supplement that you can incorporate throughout the winter months and even throughout the summer, as well. Instead of cod liver oil, which was an old staple that is not actually helpful for immune support, try a plant based algae EPA/DHA. Spirulina and barley grass juice powder is helpful for removing heavy metals in our children’s systems. In my book Medical Medium, I shared that we come into this world with toxic heavy metals that are passed on to us from many generations before and with each generation they become stronger and more dangerous. Medical science and research are not aware that heavy metals cause or contribute to conditions such as autism, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, eczema, psoriasis, learning difficulties, and more, so it’s critical to know how to safely remove them. If you are breastfeeding and worried about taking steps to eliminate heavy metals, do not worry because the metals will not go into your breast milk if it’s the specific combination of the five foods I recommend. It is still safe to take some spirulina and barley grass juice powder when breastfeeding, along with the other three heavy metal removal foods that I share on my heavy metal detox blog post and radio show. These two supplements balance out the immune system and are helpful in many other ways, which I speak about throughout the materials offered on this site and in my books.

FOOD ALLERGIES

You can also strengthen your child’s immune system by removing certain foods from his or her diet. When you hear complaints about tummy aches or digestive issues, consider eliminating gluten and dairy products. I am aware that we have been told our whole lives that cow’s milk is essential for our children’s health and that dairy builds strong bones. However, this is inaccurate. Children do not require dairy to have strong bones. In fact, it is the calcium and silica in plant foods that strengthen bones. If you are worried about removing dairy, please know that we have been misinformed about this aspect about health. Also, consider removing eggs, corn, and soy. These are common allergens that are not supportive for children’s immune systems. I discuss these foods and why they are important for everyone to avoid, including children, in my book Thyroid Healing.

Remember that you have options when it comes to eliminating foods. If it feels overwhelming to remove all of these foods from your family’s diet, consider taking out one or two at a time and see how this affects your child’s health and immunity.

Another note, if you are not breastfeeding and would still like to give your child milk, you can make your own supplemental milk at home that is very healthy and full of vitamins and minerals your child needs. Just blend avocado, ripe banana, and water or coconut water to create a delicious drink to replace breastmilk or to supplement on top of it.

WHEN DEALING WITH A FEVER

If your child comes down with a cold or flu, hydration is critical. As soon as you feel your child is developing a fever, stop the solid foods right away and increase the liquids. Give your sick child plenty of lemon water, vegetable broths, fresh cucumber juice, coconut water or even a pure bottled fruit juice such as 100% apple juice and you can dilute it with a little bit of water or coconut water. Giving your child food when the fever has begun will only spike their temperature and make it more difficult to fight. It’s crucial to stave off the fever with high quality hydration.

THE MEDICINAL KIT

In addition to the regular supplements I’ve recommended above, it is helpful to have some herbs and supplements on hand in preparation for times of crisis. When you or your child feels something coming on, you can turn to this kit to find what you need. There’s nothing worse than your child becoming ill late on a Friday or weekend night and wishing wish you had some elderberry syrup on hand!

Eclectic Institute has a line of children’s herbs that I have trusted in for years. Some of their best products are the Kid’s Echinacea Goldenseal Throat Spray, Kid’s Elderberry Red Root Throat Spray, Kid’s Herbal Cough Elixir, and Herbal Biotic.

Another important herb to have on hand is Mullein Ear Oil, which is highly effective for ear infections. You can put a couple drops of this in your child’s ear to prevent ear infections and to help the infection if it’s already started. Ask your health practitioner for advice on how to use these supplements best for your family.

Helpful Foods for Deficiencies

When considering deficiencies in your children, it is very helpful to work on correcting them early on so that your kids are set up for a better life for years to come. Decades into the future deficiencies will crop up if they are not handled at a young age, even if your child’s health seems good and stable during their younger years. The following are some foods that are very helpful to include in your child’s diet. If your children are older already, there’s nothing to be concerned about, you can simply take these steps now to support them. I understand that children are their own individuals with their own unique opinions and preferences; so if your child simply won’t eat certain foods at this age, perhaps that will change in the future. For example, if your child won’t eat avocado, try offering them another one of the foods from the list below. By keeping your house full of delicious fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables, you will be able to see your child make their own decisions and reach for the healthful foods they are interested in. Just keep your counters stocked with their favorites from this list, and maybe soon their palate will begin to expand.

Bananas are one of the top foods for children. They are loaded with amino acids, protein, and even healthy fats. Bananas are filled with potassium, which is critical for brain health and brain development. These are an absolute staple to include in your child’s diet. And do not be afraid of the sugar in fruit. Feel free to encourage your children to eat as many bananas as they please because this amazing fruit is so essential to their health. If you are afraid of fruit, you may want to read the chapter called “Fruit Fear” in my book, Medical Medium.

Berries are another staple food to provide to children. They are absolutely packed with phytochemicals, antioxidants, and anthocyanins. Try to incorporate wild blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and any other type of berries your children gravitate toward.

Apples and pears are some more fruits that are important to include in your child’s diet. And remember to have sweet potatoes and winter squash on hand to throw into your meals. Try to incorporate turnips, different varieties of potatoes, coconut, and avocado, as well. These are all great foods to help your children avoid deficiencies.

Celery and cucumbers are also important to include because they have mineral salts, which build electrolytes. When electrolytes are strong, this strengthens the brain’s neurotransmitters. This is important to consider when it comes to the problem so many children have with staying focused.

Another fantastic food to give to children is homemade popsicles. Brew some lemon balm tea, mix it with raw honey, and freeze it in popsicle molds. You can also make popsicles out of blended fruit like cantaloupe and watermelon popsicles. This is a wonderful way to get your children to eat more of the antioxidant- and vitamin-rich foods to prevent deficiencies.

Try making sweet potato soup for your little ones. Simply boil sweet potatoes and blend them with hot water, nutmeg, and cinnamon. This creates a nutrition-filled, warming soup that is satisfying to anyone who loves sweets.

I share the truth about how all of these foods and many more benefit us and our children physically, emotionally, and spiritually in my book Life-Changing Foods. The book also has 50 mouth-watering healing recipes for you and your family to enjoy!

You can even do gluten free waffles and pancakes using millet and oat flour. And you can make banana ice cream by freezing ripe bananas, then blending them in a high-speed blender or food processor. This is a delicious snack or breakfast and a great alternative to dairy-based ice cream filled with toxic sugar and heavy metals.

You may be wondering if you should stay away from bottled juices. Bottled juices are great when you can find them organic with no natural flavors or additives. They are available at most grocery stores these days and they provide a convenient source of anthocyanins, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Fresh juice is always best, but bottled juices serve a helpful purpose too.

Moving Forward

There is so much to say when it comes to children’s health. This article simply lays out some helpful steps you can take to build up your children’s immune system and eliminate deficiencies. Remember just to take it one step at a time. This information may seem overwhelming and a lot to take in all at once. There is so much misinformation out there and I want to help ensure your child has the best possible chance for a healthy life by sharing these truths with you.

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Healthy Pregnancy

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. 

Pesticides

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.

Chocolate

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.

Supplements

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 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. Always consult with your doctor about any supplements before taking them during pregnancy. 

Herbs

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. 

Moving Forward

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.

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True Cause of Parkinson's

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. 

Supportive Steps

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, plant-based EPA DHA, GABA, 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.

Moving Forward

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!

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Thyroid Medications

If you or a loved one have been prescribed thyroid medication, I’m sure you hoped that it would bring you relief and recovery from the symptoms you might have been experiencing—symptoms like weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, dry skin, fatigue, loss of libido, constipation, heart palpitations, insomnia, brain fog, aches and pains, vertigo, depression, anxiety, weight loss, or any of the other unexplained symptoms or illnesses I discuss in my book Thyroid Healing. You may have even experienced some improvement in your symptoms after beginning thyroid medication and making some changes to your diet and lifestyle that brought you renewed hope and faith in your body and the possibility of a future without symptoms and illnesses. 

But then the improvements you were feeling slowed or stopped altogether. Or perhaps you never noticed any improvement in your symptoms after beginning thyroid medication. Sadly, this is the most frequent experience people have—they take the medication but their mystery symptoms just never improve—and their hope is crushed.

When someone’s symptoms do improve when they go on thyroid medication, which only happens for a small amount of people, it’s usually because they also made some positive changes to their diet and lifestyle at the same time. These changes are what account for the improvement in symptoms. But this varies wildly from person to person depending on the specific ways they have changed their diet, supplementation, and lifestyle and how effective these changes really are at improving their health. As a result, out of the small amount of people who do see a shift, the majority will only improve temporarily. In most cases, the struggle with weight gain, insomnia, memory loss, brain fog, hot flashes, anxiety, dry skin, night sweats, and more continue on, usually even getting worse as the years pass. And as symptoms and illnesses progress and worsen, it’s easy to lose more of that precious faith and trust in the body’s ability to heal and the hope of a better future.

Can you identify with this experience? No matter what kind of experience you or a loved one have had with thyroid medications, it’s critical to know the truth about how thyroid medications work and why you can still have symptoms that are showcasing a thyroid problem even though your thyroid numbers are normal because of thyroid medication you’re taking. The truths I will be sharing with you here are not known by medical science or research or today’s experts in thyroid health. There is vital information that is missing and it’s time for you to become a thyroid expert so you can help yourself and your loved ones.

Even if you are healthy and don’t think you have a thyroid problem, it’s important to understand the truth because most people will experience a symptom that is believed to be a thyroid problem at some point in their life. Plus the current misinformation on thyroid health is so pervasive and detrimental to the health and healing of millions of people who are suffering with these symptoms and conditions. Almost everyone has a loved one or knows someone who is dealing with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, hyper or hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, hyper or hypo parathyroidism, goiters, hair loss, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, eye floaters, bulging eyes, constipation, blurry vision, brittle nails, tinnitus, aches and pains, mood swings, cold hands and feet, memory loss, puffy face, irritability, headaches, twitches and spasms, heart palpitations, brain fog, vertigo, fatigue, depression, dry skin, anxiety, weight gain, weight loss, or other symptoms or illnesses. I share the true cause of all of these conditions and symptoms and much more in my book Thyroid Healing.

What Thyroid Medication Really Does

If you or a loved one are taking thyroid medication and you’re still struggling with weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, night sweats, or any other symptom, it’s because the medication isn’t for the true cause of the problem. Why? Because medical science and research and medical and alternative health communities don’t yet know what is really behind these symptoms and illnesses! They are a mystery to them, which makes it easy to blame the thyroid for any symptom that’s not truly understood. Without knowing the true cause, it’s impossible for thyroid medications to effectively address the issue. They have to first know what point A is to know how to reach point B, but medical science and research are still decades away from discovering what’s really behind thyroid problems. Fortunately you don’t have to wait 10, 20, 30, or more years for the answers to your health problems. In Thyroid Healing, I share the true cause of thyroid problems like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, hyper or hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, hyper or hypo parathyroidism, goiters, and over a hundred other symptoms and conditions.

The truth is that your symptoms and illnesses do not stem from your thyroid being under- or over-active. You might also be surprised to know that thyroid tests themselves aren’t even accurate indicators of what’s going on in your thyroid. This is a topic I address in detail in Thyroid Healing also. There is far more to understand about what’s causing your health challenges and how thyroid medications function in your body.

Today’s thyroid medications, whether they are made of desiccated porcine thyroid or they’re synthetic, simply act as steroids that suppress your immune system from responding to the real cause of thyroid problems, which I discuss in-depth in Thyroid Healing. This steroid effect is another reason why a small amount of people may notice a little more energy, mental clarity, and improved sleep when they begin taking thyroid medication. But this suppression of the immune system is far from a solution. It only masks symptoms at best (and most often it doesn’t) and without addressing the root cause, true relief and healing can not occur.

In addition, medical science and research are not aware that the hormones in these medications, whether animal or synthetic, are not totally and truly bioidentical to human thyroid hormones. This means they’re missing key chemical compounds, which have not yet been discovered, that set human thyroid hormones apart. Plus, the thyroxine in thyroid medication fools the pituitary gland by sending it the message that the thyroid is producing enough of its hormones to suit the body.

It’s vital to know this truth: whether a person feels better, worse, or the same on thyroid medication, it is not prescribed for the thyroid itself—it does not heal the thyroid. Most people are not aware of this. They understandably assume that the prescription they received for thyroid medication will be treating the problem itself. Sadly, this is not the case and the real cause of their thyroid problems will be unaddressed, which means their symptoms and illnesses have the potential to worsen over time, and they’ll also be bearing the added load of the thyroid medication on their liver and adrenals.

The answer to this is not to stop taking your thyroid medications cold turkey. There is a safe and proper way to wean off thyroid medications with the help of your doctor, if they feel it’s in your best interests to do so. In my book Thyroid Healing, I outline a very gentle way to decrease your thyroid medications if your doctor is on board. It’s critically important to wean yourself off properly so you don’t experience an overwhelm of symptoms that not only feels terrible, but also gets you right back on a full dose of your thyroid medication. 

Hard On The Liver And Adrenals

Another factor to be aware of, which I address in Thyroid Healing, is that thyroid medications are burdensome to the liver and the adrenals, which means that over time symptoms and illnesses can continue to worsen or new symptoms and illnesses can begin to appear. This is one of the main reasons that the overwhelming majority of people find it even harder to lose weight and may even gain further weight as the years go by when they are taking thyroid medication—an outcome that is the exact opposite of what they were hoping for when they began taking it. And others who don’t have a weight problem may find they begin gaining weight for the first time after taking thyroid medication for some time because of the additional load on the liver. If you or someone you know is one of the few who experienced weight loss after taking thyroid medication, it will likely be because of other positive changes you made at the same time to improve your diet and lifestyle.

Where To From Here?

I understand that discovering the truth about thyroid symptoms and illnesses and thyroid medication might be surprising and may leave you uncertain about how to proceed. You may be wondering what to do next if you or a loved one are already taking thyroid medications. Or perhaps you have thyroid problems but you’re not yet taking medications and you want to avoid them while also working on healing your body. Or if you don’t have any thyroid problems and you want to avoid them in the future, you may also be wondering what to do. My book, Thyroid Healing, addresses exactly these situations and more and walks you through how to heal your thyroid and your body. 

I also share much more about thyroid medications in Thyroid Healing, including how they affect the thyroid gland itself over time, their true relationship with TSH readings, how to safely and properly wean off thyroid medications with the guidance of your medical doctor or endocrinologist, the truth about thyroid testing, the undiscovered true purpose of the thyroid, the unknown thyroid hormones, and much more. It’s time for you to become a thyroid expert so you can help yourself and your loved ones to feel your best. After reading Thyroid Healing, you will have more knowledge and wisdom about the thyroid and many illnesses, diseases, and symptoms than any current thyroid expert or health practitioner. You will be empowered to support your health and healing with the truth, which is invaluable.

I am so grateful that you are here with me, seeking this knowledge and pursuing healing. It is my hope that everyone is equipped with the truths I share so that genuine healing can happen for all of us. Thank you again and know I support you and love you.

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Kidney Health

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.

Kidney Stones

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

Healing Food

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.

Gentle Anti-Virals

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.

Moving Forward

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.

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Thyroid's True Purpose

Have you ever thought about what your thyroid does for you? Medical science and research and alternative health communities all believe that the thyroid exists purely to manage metabolism and control hormones in the body. They also believe that the thyroid is 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 book Thyroid Healing

If you’ve ever had your thyroid function tested, you likely would have had your T4 and T3 levels checked, along with your TSH. If results showed they were out of the normal range, you would have been told you have a thyroid problem and been given medication. If your test results came back in the normal range, you most likely would have been told you don’t have a thyroid problem and that something else is causing any symptoms you may be experiencing. Understandably, you might have left your doctor or health practitioner’s office feeling more confused about the state of your health than ever before. Either way, you would have left thinking you got a clear picture on the health of your thyroid. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

It’s important to be aware that if you’ve had part or all of your thyroid gland removed or you’ve had radioactive iodine treatment, what you’re about to learn still applies to you. When part or all of your thyroid is removed, there’s still functional tissue remaining around the edges that is working hard to perform its true purpose for you, which I am about to share with you.

I wrote my book Thyroid Healing to share the truth with you about the thyroid’s unknown purpose and how the thyroid really functions. I also address in detail what is really behind today’s epidemic of thyroid problems, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, hyper or hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, hyper or hypo parathyroidism, goiters, hair loss, insomnia, heart palpitations, brain fog, vertigo, fatigue, depression, dry skin, anxiety, weight gain, weight loss, and other unexplained symptoms or illnesses. I bring to light the truth about thyroid medications, thyroid health and hormone tests, and break down some of the most harmful and misguided trends and belief systems existing today. And most importantly, I share how you and your loved ones can finally heal.

The information I am sharing with you in this article and my book Thyroid Healing is here to bring you real answers and clarity on what’s going on in your body and the most effective steps and tools you can use to heal. You can heal and the information in this article is here to help you do just that. 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. The information in this article and in 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.

What Your Thyroid Really Does

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. In many medical and alternative health circles today, there is a pervasive theory that the gut is the body’s second brain. While the gut is tremendously important in its own right, it is the thyroid that is second to the brain as a control center for the body. Even when your thyroid has been damaged (a topic I address extensively in Thyroid Healing) or surgically removed as I mentioned earlier, your thyroid can still fulfil its true purpose as the data center. And the rest of the endocrine system is so advanced that it can fill in for what’s missing or damaged in the thyroid.

Unknown to research and science, including all medical communities, your thyroid catalogues all the markers of homeostasis in your body as the data center. In Thyroid Healing I share that your thyroid miraculously records what balance looks, feels, and acts like for you individually. Messages from every organ and every gland get delivered to the thyroid—when necessary, as complaints. Like a human resources department in a company, your thyroid fields these reports, collecting and recording data about what’s functioning well in your body, what’s not functioning, what’s toxic, and what’s not toxic.

Then, day in and day out, your thyroid uses its memory of homeostasis to send out radiolike frequencies (not yet detected or measured by medical science or research) that delegate tasks and responsibilities throughout the body to keep everything in balance. Your thyroid, which is self-powered and self-sufficient, uses its intelligence about your personal homeostasis to continuously re-create it for you, so that when one body system is overtaxed or compromised, another kicks in to compensate. As the thyroid delivers different frequencies to different parts of the body as needed, it can even provide energy to them—energy that is not yet weighed or measured by research and science. Isn’t that incredible? As you can see, the thyroid is about far more than metabolism and the known T4, T3, and TSH hormones. 

The Unknown Hormones

Medical science and research believe T4 and T3 are the two main hormones the thyroid is responsible for and that testing these hormone levels will provide an accurate indication of the health of someone’s thyroid. In truth, producing these hormones is actually the least important task of the thyroid. Surprised? This truth is also unknown to science and research. These known thyroid hormones are not the most significant. If they were, the thyroid symptoms and illnesses someone was suffering with would go away when they went on hormone replacement medication, but the overwhelming majority of people do not experience this. When someone’s symptoms do improve when they go on thyroid medication, which only happens for a small amount of people, it’s usually because they also made some positive changes to their diet and lifestyle at the same time. These changes are what account for the improvement in symptoms. But this varies wildly from person to person depending on the specific ways they have changed their diet, supplementation and lifestyle and how effective these changes really are at improving their health. As a result, out of the small amount of people who do see a shift, the majority will only improve temporarily.

Science is unaware that the true functions of the T4 and T3 hormones are to keep the immune system balanced to prevent under- or overreaction to stimulus, to help keep body temperature level, and to support the pancreas. Very few actual symptoms occur when the thyroid is not producing enough of these two hormones and testing for their levels does not provide a correct analysis of hormonal or thyroid health.The thyroid-related hormones known as thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) do also play their own roles, which I share in Thyroid Healing, but there are other hormones that are unknown to medical science and research which are far more critical.

What is most important about how the thyroid works is its function as institutional memory and peacekeeper among all the organs and glands—and this doesn’t require T4 or T3 or its signalers TRH or TSH. Rather, the thyroid produces two additional thyroid hormones that are not yet discovered by medical research and science that I discuss in great detail in Thyroid Healing. These two incredible hormones play a pivotal role in the radio-like frequencies that the thyroid emits in its messaging and monitoring of the body. 

As these hormones are not tested for yet, let alone discovered, it shows just how far medical science and research are from being able to accurately determine the health of someone’s thyroid function. Not to mention that the true cause of most thyroid problems, which I share in Thyroid Healing, wouldn’t be detected from these tests anyway. Medical science and research are many decades away from beginning to understand what’s really happening when someone has thyroid illnesses or symptoms. My hope is that my book Thyroid Healing, which brings the truth about the thyroid and over 100 symptoms and conditions to light, will initiate research and investigation into areas of thyroid testing and thyroid problems that will actually have an outcome that is helpful for the millions of people suffering. But why wait for that to happen when you deserve to become an expert on thyroid health and how to heal now? If you’d like to discover more about the thyroid, how you and your loved ones can begin healing, and more, you can order a copy of Thyroid Healing here

Thank you for being here with me. I am so honored and grateful to have you here. I’ve known since age four, when the source that provides me with all the advanced medical information I share first spoke to me, that I needed to be the messenger for others in need of answers. I’ve been told the real reasons people are suffering and how they can heal so I can share it with you and your loved ones so you have the knowledge and support you need to heal. I’ve never forgotten that. I’ve dedicated my life to making sure you get this advanced medical knowledge that can be life-changing and even life-saving. You deserve to know the truth and you deserve to feel healthy and well. I support you and I believe in you, and I know that you can heal.

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Healing Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)—a label mired in confusion and mystery—can be an earth-shattering diagnosis. MS sufferers experience a range of painful symptoms that can completely alter their lives. Fortunately, this condition is not an incurable disease in which your immune system is attacking sections of the nerve sheath, as many well-intentioned experts believe. The truth is that aggressive viruses and their cofactors are what trigger many MS symptoms. Once you understand what’s really behind MS, you can take steps to heal. 

True Birth of the MS Diagnosis 

In the past, neurological conditions were often taken seriously by medical professionals only if the condition could be seen 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, weren’t visible, their reported symptoms were often not believed or not taken seriously. Women’s descriptions were wrongfully met with scorn and disbelief.

Although women had 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. Once men (who were deemed honest and trustworthy within the patriarchal society), complained of similar symptoms, doctors began to take these health issues seriously. Read about the history of MS and get a full understanding in Medical Medium

It’s Viral

When the first true MS diagnoses were delivered, suggested treatment options were limited, inappropriate, and actually led many people to suffer unnecessarily. 

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. Learn more about the herpes family viruses here.

The Epstein-Barr virus falls within the herpes family, and it’s the culprit that’s often responsible for MS. However, other cofactors are usually involved too, including toxic heavy metals, such as mercury, copper, aluminum, lead, nickel, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, alloys, and steels, or dangerous chemicals, like pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, and DDT. These toxins can fuel and support the many strains of Epstein-Barr and other herpetic viruses that  trigger 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 Thyroid Healing.

Brain Markings

Oftentimes a brain lesion will be seen on the MRI or CAT scan of someone who has been diagnosed with MS. It’s 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. These lesions can be caused by a number of things that aren’t problematic and aren’t causing any issues, including a crystallization, calcification, or scar tissue from a knock on the head many years ago that may not be causing you any issues. 

However, if you’re struggling with stiffness, weakness, numbness, blurry vision, or any other symptom associated with MS, you may be given an inaccurate MS diagnosis. It’s common to have unharmful markings on your brain. Today’s MRIs can’t even pick up on all of the markings we have—it’ll be 20 to 30 years before these machines will be able to scan the brain with the accuracy needed. 

If you ever have an MRI or a 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’s important to flush these toxins out of your bloodstream and organs. You may also consider drinking the  Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie daily. 

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 which could be deposits of heavy metals or MSG) are seldom connected to MS. 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, and all of this may trigger MS-related symptoms. But these instances are rare. 

If you’re suffering from MS symptoms, it’s likely that a variety of Epstein-Barr virus is releasing an abundance of neurotoxins. Neurotoxins are a harmful byproduct that’s created when a virus feeds off a toxin, such as a heavy metal. This damaging byproduct can interfere with your neurological system’s ability to function and can trigger MS symptoms. This can occur whether or not you have lesions or markings on your brain. 

Some people experience MS symptoms because of a combination of viruses, such as a strain of Epstein-Barr, shingles and HHV-6. Other factors that can contribute are B-12 deficiencies and methylation issues. Regardless of the specific mix of viruses and issues you’re up against, it’s 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 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. 

Because many people who have MS symptoms may have also received a Lyme diagnosis—or may get that diagnosis in the future—it’s important that you know the truth about Lyme disease. There is so much misinformation around this disease. 

Around the birth of the Lyme disease diagnosis, a number of incredible doctors 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 though, so once professionals latched onto the mistaken notion that Lyme was bacterial, patients began to receive prescriptions that weren't actually addressing 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. If a patient had suggested one of these doctors treat their virus-based disease with antibiotics, the doctor would have likely objected, 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 it’s 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 this information is finally 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 antiviral protocol. Because MS, like Lyme disease, is caused by viruses wreaking havoc in the body, antibiotics should be avoided and an antiviral protocol should be implemented instead. (Learn more in the “Lyme Disease” chapter in Medical Medium)

Steps to Take

A tremendous amount of neurotoxins in the body 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 if they aren’t providing their body with the foods and supplements that can help them fight the invaders and toxins that are causing the problems, they may  find themselves struggling and being prescribed immunosuppressive drugs.

Immunosuppressive drugs break down the immune system, so if someone is taking some of these medications, it’s critical that they bring in certain foods and supplements that fortify the immune system. If someone suffers from acute attacks, their doctor is likely to prescribe a steroid to reduce inflammation, but the provider won’t be able to share the information that will allow someone to overcome these attacks indefinitely. 

Supportive Supplements & Teas 

When it comes to healing MS, there are certain supplements that help fight back and eradicate the viruses in your system. Two are critical: 

Additional recommended supplements include:

Additional supplements to consider are: 

If you’re interested in the specific supplements and teas I recommend, check out my preferred supplements page

Supportive Foods 

Making sure your diet includes a plethora of life-giving, disease-fighting foods is another critical component for healing MS. 

Wild blueberries are an essential 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 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. Drinking my Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie daily is one way to achieve that. (Learn more by reading about my heavy metal detox). 

Other helpful foods to incorporate include fruits, dandelion greens, spinach, mâche, collard greens, turmeric, burdock root, avocado, hemp seeds, and walnuts (but keep fats in the diet low). Also, try munching on a handful of shelled, dried watermelon seeds occasionally for some powerful healing support. 

One tasty, nourishing meal might be a little bit of guacamole wrapped up in collard greens. Another simple, supportive option is potato or sweet potato soup. Add carrot, onion, garlic, celery, and any tasty vegetables or herbs you like. You could receive an abundance of benefits from dining on this soup daily.

Also, start bringing juices into your day, such as celery juice, turmeric ginger shots, and wheatgrass juice. It’s 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
  • Gluten
  • Corn
  • Canola oil
  • MSG, natural flavors, and citric acid

If you’ve been diagnosed with MS, your practitioner may recommend an abundance of protein believing it supports muscle strength. But it’s critical to understand that eating plenty of clean carbohydrates (which I discuss in Liver Rescue), not protein, is 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, to help maintain strength and heal. 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 healing fruits, leafy greens, and vegetables is ideal. The 3:6:9 Cleanse would be wonderfully supportive.

Moving Forward

Throughout the years I’ve helped many people overcome multiple sclerosis and neurological symptoms of all kinds. If you’ve been suffering, even if it has been for many, many years, it’s critical that you hold onto faith in your body’s ability to heal. You can move past the chronic pain, tremors, weakness, fatigue and whatever symptoms you’re battling. 

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–it is three steps forward and two steps back. Even though healing isn’t linear, you’ll be moving forward as you learn and apply the information shared here. I know you can find true victory in the end. 

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