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If you’re seeking answers for brain and gut health, look no further than the fig. It’s the ultimate tool for balancing these two intertwined aspects of well-being. Figs have unique phytochemicals that are bonded to minerals such as bioavailable potassium and sodium that specifically nourish and build neurotransmitters while also supporting neurons and synapses in the brain. It’s a powerful fruit for helping to prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, and other neurological diseases, including ALS.
On the intestinal side, figs are, like dates, one of the most effective bowel-cleansing foods on the planet. The skins feed good gut bacteria and are also antiseptic, killing unproductive gut bacteria, parasites, mold, and toxic heavy metals, while the seeds get into intestinal crevices and help destroy disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and fungus that hide in those pockets. The fruit’s pulp and fiber massage the intestinal lining and build up the digestive immune system to help you stop struggling with stomach pain and bloating.
Figs help with all types of gut problems, including diverticulitis, appendix inflammation, constipation, inflamed colon, and complications from C. difficile.
Figs are high in vitamins such as the B vitamins, which are specifically bonded to phytochemicals to reduce radiation in the body. Also abundant in trace minerals, micronutrients, antioxidants, and more, figs are a wonder food for all manner of ills; they should never be overlooked. The next time you’re dealing with any health issue, think of figs as a secret weapon.
How To Use:
To connect with everything figs can offer you, both nutrient-wise and metaphysically, try to eat nine figs in a day (or a multiple of nine). Munching on a celery stick (rich in mineral salts) with each fig you eat is a perfect nutritional combination.
For more information on the healing benefits of figs and the symptoms and conditions they can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.
Wild blueberries are the most powerful food on the planet. Wild blueberry plants can be burned to the ground, and they will come back stronger than ever. They have adapted to every fluctuation in climate over the millennia. No other food on the planet has the ability to thrive in such trying conditions. This makes them the number-one adaptogen, period—even though they’re not recognized as an adaptogenic food at all.
Wild blueberries are fantastic at helping to remove toxic heavy metals, radiation, DDT, pesticides, and other toxins. They are also anti-pathogenic. Wild blueberries are a helpful cancer preventative food and help protect you from disease.
Wild blueberries have the highest proportion of antioxidants of any food on the planet. They’re armed with dozens of antioxidant varieties that science does not yet know about. When you eat these berries, their innate intelligence reads your body, searches out potential disease, monitors your stress and toxicity levels, and figures out the best way to help you heal—it is the only food that does that.
Wild blueberries are also the most powerful brain food in existence, the most potent prebiotic there is, and a star at helping to restore the liver.
Wild blueberries are the food you want in your life when you’ve been through the unthinkable and need the support to rise up again. It’s also for anyone who needs a physical boost or strives athletically.
How To Use:
Enjoy wild blueberries in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie. Eat them frozen, defrosted, or fresh alone or with raw honey or other fruits. Add them to salads, dressings, smoothies, desserts, juices, or other drinks. You can also consume wild blueberries as pure wild blueberry juice and pure wild blueberry powder.
For more information on the healing properties of wild blueberries and the symptoms and conditions it can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
The apricot is an amazing food for rejuvenation. It’s high in amino acids such as cysteine and glutamine, as well as minerals such as selenium and magnesium in their most bioactive forms. The fruit is also loaded with more than 40 trace minerals, some of which are bonded to each other as cofactor trace minerals, creating bioactive natural alloys that science has yet to uncover.
Apricots have phytochemical compounds that attach and bind themselves to chemical molecules such as DDT deep within the body, which can help with cancer prevention.
Apricots are a B12-enhancing food, meaning they eliminate unhelpful elements in the digestive tract that get in the way of the body’s healthy B12 production.
When you eat an apricot, the skin collects and destroys mold, yeast, unneeded Candida, and other detrimental fungus in the body, plus the skin is high in enzymes and coenzymes that are DNA-protecting. An apricot’s flesh thwarts the gut’s production of ammonia, a destructive gas that can leach through the walls of the intestinal tract and cause problems throughout the body, from brain fog to dental issues. (This condition is called ammonia permeability, and it is as yet unknown to science. I cover it in detail in Medical Medium.)
Apricot is a warming food and an energy stabilizer that boosts the growth of red blood cells, strengthens your heart, and nourishes your brain. When your reserves are low from pushing yourself to the limit, turn to apricots—they’re a sensational life bring-back food.
How To Use:
Apricots are so energy-shifting that you only need to eat one to enjoy its benefits. When dealing with a health condition, though, try to consume four apricots daily for support and healing.
For more information on the healing properties of apricots and which symptoms and conditions it can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book,Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
Upgrade your regular blueberry muffin with these plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free wild blueberry muffins. Even the blueberries are upgraded! Wild blueberries contain far more nutrients, antioxidants, and undiscovered healing properties than larger cultivated blueberries. The flavor of these muffins won’t disappoint!
There’s not just one pigment inside a wild blueberry; there are dozens of pigments not yet researched or studied. The wild blueberry is to the liver as mother’s milk is to a baby. Not only do wild blueberries have the ability to grab on to plenty of troublemakers, they also hold on to them as they leave the liver, in a way that most other healing foods cannot.
Wild Blueberry Muffins
Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper lines or grease well. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the oat flour, brown rice flour, coconut sugar, and baking powder.
In another bowl, add the almond milk, applesauce, coconut oil, and vanilla. Whisk until uniform. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Stir until evenly mixed and lump-free. Fold in the wild blueberries until evenly dispersed in the batter.
Spoon the muffin batter evenly into the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 22-26 minutes, until browned on top and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin, then move to a wire rack and cool completely. Best enjoyed on the day of baking and kept in an airtight container until needed.
Makes 12 muffins
Fresh, light, and yet satisfying, this stir-fry lets the zucchini and summer squash shine. Enjoy it over cooked or raw cauliflower rice if you wish. Whichever way you choose to enjoy it, it’s sure to be delicious.
This delicious recipe is one of over 75 recipes in the new 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.
Zucchini: Very similar to cucumber in certain ways, as it is also a fruit that’s helpful for liver hydration, which allows the liver to store micro pockets of water that it can later release back into the bloodstream during moments of chronic dehydration in your life. Zucchini have a mild liver- purging effect, allowing the liver to squeeze out poisonous troublemakers safely. It’s also soothing to the intestinal tract walls, pushing out pathogens such as bacteria and fungus, allowing for better absorption of nutrients that can be sent up to the liver. Zucchini is a beneficial gallbladder food, containing phytochemicals that actually reduce gallbladder inflammation.
Garlic: Since the liver deals with an onslaught of pathogens, it needs herbs and foods that help it fight its cause. Garlic is one such herbal food. The medicinal, pungent, astringent quality of garlic is a pathogen’s worst nightmare. 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. These phytochemical compounds are like throwing sand in someone’s eyes; they literally hit a variety of pathogens inside the liver, forcing them to back down and even killing off some of them. If you’re sensitive to garlic, try onions; they have similar qualities. If you’re not sensitive to garlic, don’t be afraid to bring it in when you feel like it.
Zucchini and Summer Squash Stir-Fry Over Cauliflower Rice
To make the cauliflower rice, place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until you get a coarse, rice-like texture.
Place a skillet on medium-high heat. When it is hot, add the water, followed by the cauliflower rice. Cover and cook until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
To make the stir-fry, add the zucchini, summer squash, garlic, green onion, and red pepper flakes to a large ceramic nonstick pan or wok over medium-high heat. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until the squash starts to soften.
Add the maple syrup or raw honey and lemon juice. Cook until soft.
Serve with cauliflower rice.
Find over 75 more delicious, healing recipes in Cleanse to Heal for you and your family.
Dulse from the Atlantic ocean is a fantastic food for helping to remove toxic heavy metals, radiation, pesticides, and other toxins from the body. Atlantic dulse is one of the five key foods in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox.
This seaweed binds to mercury, lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel. Unlike other seaweeds, Atlantic dulse is a powerful force for helping to remove mercury on its own. Atlantic dulse goes into deep, hidden places of the digestive tract and gut, seeking out mercury, binding to it, and never releasing it until it leaves the body.
Atlantic dulse is a critical part of the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox team because it can hang out near the finish line (i.e., our colon), waiting for the other foods that have been grabbing on to heavy metals along the way. It serves as emergency backup, helping ensure that all the heavy metals that made it as far as the colon actually leave the body.
The iodine in Atlantic dulse can be very helpful for boosting the immune system. It’s also an antiseptic for the thyroid, working together with zinc to help stop a viral infection in the thyroid, bringing down thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) in the process. Sea vegetables such as dulse also help protect the thyroid from radiation’s effects, help remove radiation from the thyroid, and can be a helpful cancer preventative.
Atlantic dulse also improves the potency of the liver’s bile production, helps with deficiencies, and can help protect against pathogens.
How To Use:
Eat two tablespoons of flakes daily, or an equal amount of strips if it’s in whole-leaf form. Use Atlantic dulse in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie or add it to salads, dips, or dressings, or simply snack on the whole leaf strips. Add any of the sea vegetables to broths, soups, grains or beans while cooking for extra minerals. Sprinkle dulse and kelp flakes on top of your meals.
For more information on the healing properties of Atlantic sea vegetables, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods.
The Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Cleanse from the New York Times best-selling 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, removes toxic heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum, and copper from the brain and body. These metals cause or are partly responsible for many symptoms and conditions, including ADHD, autism, eczema, migraines, brain fog, memory issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and many more.
We’re all exposed to metals every day, through sources such as air fresheners, tattoo ink, scented candles, colognes, perfumes, fabric softener, toothpaste, coffee or tea from a coffee shop, tap water, pots and pans at restaurants, aluminum cans, and the air we breathe–just to name a few. It’s impossible to avoid them all in our daily life, let alone those we were born with or those we’ve been exposed to in the past that haven’t left our bodies. Toxic heavy metals don’t just naturally leave the body–they have to be removed with the right combination of foods that grab onto them and draw them out of the body safely and effectively. The Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Cleanse in Cleanse To Heal is specifically designed to help us get these pernicious troublemakers out of our bodies. It’s important to read the full details about the cleanse in Cleanse To Heal to ensure you do it correctly.
Every day for three months, or ideally six months, a year, or longer, you can follow this protocol:
1. Drink 16 to 32oz of lemon or lime water upon waking. Wait at least 15 to 30 minutes, then:
2. Drink 16 to 32oz of celery juice on an empty stomach. Wait at least 15 to 30 minutes, then:
3. Drink the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie or eat the right amounts of the five heavy metal detox ingredients separately:
1 tsp spirulina
1 cup cilantro
1 tbsp Atlantic dulse
4. Snack on apples as desired until lunchtime.
5. For even better results, you have the option to remove the troublemaker foods listed in Chapter 7 of Cleanse To Heal.
Each of these steps are outlined in detail in Cleanse To Heal.
Oregano is an incredible antibacterial that can help kill off H. pylori, Streptococcus, and E. coli.
Bacteria are behind many chronic symptoms and conditions, including:
Oregano is helpful for all of these symptoms and conditions.
How To Use:
Use fresh oregano on or in your meals, such as in salads, soups, stews, Medical Medium Healing Broth, stir-fries, dips, marinara, sauces, dressings, on top of steamed vegetables, pasta, and so on.
You can also supplement with oil of oregano.
For more information on the healing properties of oregano 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.
These Raspberry Crumble Bars will surely satisfy. They’re full of flavor, deliciously sweet, and bring just a hint of tartness from the raspberries. Best of all, they’re made without any eggs, dairy products, gluten, or other troublemaker ingredients. Raspberries are the star ingredient; they are rich in antioxidants that help remove free radicals from the organs and bloodstream.
Raspberry Crumble Bars
For the filling:
For the base and topping:
Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
To make the filling, place a small pot over medium-high heat. Add the raspberries, raw honey or maple syrup, lemon juice, arrowroot, and vanilla extract or powder. Stir until evenly mixed.
Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until thick and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
To make the base and topping, combine the oat flour, oats, coconut sugar, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the melted coconut oil and stir until the dough clumps together.
Place 2 cups of the mixture into the prepared pan and set aside the rest. Press the mixture evenly to the base of the pan using your fingers or a flat-bottomed glass.
Pour the raspberry filling on top of the base and spread out evenly. Sprinkle the rest of the crumb mixture over the filling.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the top golden.
Remove from oven and cool completely before slicing into bars.
Makes 12 bars
Spirulina is an incredible ally in rebuilding the central nervous system and removing heavy metals such as mercury and toxic copper from the brain and body. Getting rid of these metals gets rid of some of the favorite fuel of pathogens such as Epstein-Barr, shingles, and more.
Spirulina is rich in iron and betacarotene, as well as bioavailable protein. It contains high levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and chromium, which reinforce adrenal strength. Spirulina suppresses bad bacteria like E. coli and stimulates beneficial flora like lactobacillus and bifidobactria in the digestive tract to promote healthy digestion and proper bowel function. It can help grow fresh neurons and strengthen neurotransmitters, too.
Spirulina offers vital support to the thyroid. Its critical micronutrients feed healthy thyroid tissue and have a restorative effect on the gland, while its iodine content is very effective at acting as an antiseptic against EBV cells in the thyroid, which reduces the pathogen load there so it can heal (EBV is behind almost all thyroid issues). Spirulina can also help with nodules, tumors, and cysts.
Spirulina provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals to reestablish the liver’s storage banks of nutrients. It helps stop pathogen growth inside the liver, revitalizes the organ by binding onto hundreds of toxins and poisons and carrying them out of the liver, strengthens the liver’s immune system, and helps in its over 2,000 chemical functions. Spirulina especially aids the liver’s glucose storage and protein conversions.
How To Use:
Spirulina can be taken as spirulina powder or capsules. It can be added to the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie or stirred or blended into coconut water, juices, other smoothies, or water. You can also sprinkle spirulina over fruit bowls.
You can refer to Medical Medium Cleanse To Heal for specific supplement and dosage recommendations, including spirulina, for over 200 symptoms and conditions, you can visit the Medical Medium Supplement Directory for the specific high-quality products I prefer (not sponsored).
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