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Much as we may not want to believe it, we all have toxic heavy metals inside of our bodies. We are all exposed to them in various ways over our lifetime, and we are even born with old heavy metals such as mercury in our system that have been passed down generationally through our family lines.
Toxic heavy metals alone or toxic heavy metals in combination with a virus cause a plethora of chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions, including:
It’s critical to know the truth about toxic heavy metals and how to eliminate them from the body in order to recover from chronic symptoms and suffering. I cover this topic in detail in 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.
Some of the toxic heavy metals that can make us sick include:
These metals accumulate in different areas of different organs. The two most popular places that they gather are the brain and the liver.
“Toxic heavy metals carry a disruptive charge that interferes with the electricity that travels through your brain. Neurotransmitter chemicals are meant to use the electrical neural highway there to carry information and life force to every cell in your brain. When toxic heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum are present, though, electrical impulses weaken as they hit these deposits. Electrical activity becomes diffused, and that leads to a host of symptoms and conditions that can develop over a lifetime.
It’s not only the heavy metal deposits themselves that can be a problem. Toxic heavy metals also oxidize (picture rusting metal), releasing a discharge of heavy metal byproduct, which can travel to adjacent brain cells and affect more neurons, causing additional or worsened symptoms throughout the years. Heavy metals also interact with each other, becoming something more troublesome than what they already are when they stand alone. For example, when mercury and aluminum cross paths and touch each other, a highly toxic reaction occurs and they can both oxidize more rapidly. The result is a discharge causing neurological symptoms.” You can read more about how toxic heavy metals work and how they cause symptoms and conditions in Cleanse To Heal.
Removing Toxic Heavy Metals
Toxic heavy metals don’t just leave the body on their own. We have to take the right steps to effectively remove them. The Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Cleanse in Cleanse To Heal is designed to help you do exactly that.
You could also choose to do the Advanced 3:6:9 Cleanse for an extended period of time, which also cleanses out toxic heavy metals, or bring the heavy metal detox modification I share in Chapter 21 of Cleanse To Heal into whichever cleanse you choose to do from Cleanse To Heal.
Whichever option you choose, know you will be effectively removing the toxic heavy metals we are exposed to in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the prepared food we eat, the cosmetics we apply, the gas we put in our car, the rain that soaks into our skin, and in many other ways. It’s worth pulling out toxic heavy metals if we want to spare ourselves and our loved ones the tumult and heartbreak of their long-term effect on our health.
Find out more about toxic heavy metals and other troublemakers to avoid, along with detailed guidance on how to heal in Cleanse To Heal.
Fresh lime juice and mint take this fruit salad to a new level! Enjoy this refreshing snack or meal any time the mood strikes. This recipe comes from the Revised and Expanded Edition of Medical Medium.
The rich calcium levels in lemons and limes binds to the vitamin C within them, and both of these enter into the liver, where they waken a stagnant, sluggish, fatty liver, helping loosen and disperse fat cells.
Grapes are a longevity food, increasing the liver’s performance in every one of its over 2,000 chemical functions. The fruit acid unique to grapes is a great dissolver of gallstones.
The skin of peaches and nectarines has a quality that’s sticky to toxins and poisons inside the intestinal tract. These skins cling to deep-seated pockets of debris; old, putrefied food; and mucus inside the small intestine and colon, driving them out to make room for friendly bacteria and microorganisms and allow for better nutrient absorption.
Mojito Fruit Salad
Place lime juice and raw honey in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until uniform. Add the grapes, berries, peaches, and mint. Gently stir until evenly mixed and serve.
Makes 1-2 servings
For more delicious healing recipes, check out Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal Revised and Expanded Edition.
Vitamin C strengthens the entire immune system, especially the killer cells that go after pathogens such as EBV, shingles, streptococcus, flus, HSV1, HSV2, and more, all of which can weaken the immune system year-round. It also speeds up white blood cell recuperation and recovery time in between wars with these bugs. Pathogens are the cause of countless chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions, and it’s important to get enough of this nutrient if you have any pathogen.
Vitamin C helps destroys pathogens, flushes out toxic waste matter produced by pathogens that build up in the liver, balances platelet production, and helps restore the central nervous system from neurotoxin damage. It can also help reduce nodules, tumors, and cysts and also supports and restores the adrenal glands.
The liver uses vitamin C in all of its over 2,000 chemical functions. Vitamin C helps to detoxify and cleanse the liver, stop a sluggish liver, loosen and disperse fat cells stored inside the liver, and helps the liver recover after bouts of stress-related adrenaline surges. It can also help stop and repair scar tissue deep in the liver’s core.
When you have a pathogen such as the flu, vitamin C also helps protect and stabilize neurotransmitters and blood vessels in the brain, which is important when you’re having fevers, and cleanses the bug from your body. At the first signs of a cold or flu or other exposure, you may wish to try the Medical Medium Vitamin C Shock Therapy to help kill off the bug and help your body recover as quickly as possible.
Micro-C is my favorite form of vitamin C because it’s easy on the digestive system and gentle enough for very sensitive people. Other vitamin C supplements made with ascorbic acid can be harsh on the stomach and irritate sensitive people.
It’s critical to get enough B12, as nearly everyone is deficient–even if your B12 levels are normal or high on your blood tests (more on this in the Medical Medium books). As I share in Life-Changing Foods, without B12, we die. It’s that vital. It’s like B12 is a dam that holds back a massive reservoir of polluted water (the Unforgiving Four we are up against on this planet–pathogens, toxic heavy metals, radiation, and DDT) that would flood the town (your body) and threaten life. When you have plenty of B12 in your diet, it makes that dam strong, so that the Unforgiving Four factors we can’t help but encounter can’t do as much harm. Instead, they’re held at bay, so that on the other side of B12’s dam, critical processes can be accomplished, including the building of your immune system, the maintenance of your organs, and the recovery of your mental and emotional state from traumas big and small.
B12 (as adenosylcobalamin with methylcobalamin) protects your entire body from neurotoxin damage from pathogens such as Epstein-Barr and shingles. B12 gives special support and repair to the central nervous and endocrine systems and helps strengthen neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain so it can stay strong against pathogens. Pathogens are behind countless symptoms and conditions. Whether you have acne, SIBO, eczema, depression, allergies, cancer, seasonal affective disorder, anxiety, tinnitus, thyroid problems, neurological symptoms, aches and pains, rheumatoid arthritis, brain fog, or any other symptom or condition, the right kind of B12 is important.
B12 helps with methylation issues. It helps reduce homocysteine levels, which translates to less inflammation. It also protects your nerves.
Vitamin B12 helps with all of the liver’s over 2,000 chemical functions and helps the liver utilize all other vitamins and minerals that are stored inside of it. B12 helps keep a liver out of stagnation and strengthens the liver.
A high quality oral B12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin at the proper dose can get someone recovering and on a path of starting to heal. For suggested dosages of B12, you can refer to Cleanse To Heal.
Chaga mushroom is all about building immunity—something we all want in our lives. Chaga (not technically a mushroom but rather pre-mushroom growth) possesses immune-system-enhancing nutrients that revitalize white blood cell count by increasing the production of lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils, so that your body can battle invaders such as toxins and pathogens, as well as fungi such as yeast and mold.
This incredible wild food also strengthens red blood cells and bone barrow, balances blood platelets, and staves off cytokine storms, which are the result of the body overreacting to a pathogen or toxin. This type of reaction occurs because the immune system is racing to die out a fire. Cytokine storms can result in blood vessels expanding (which can lead to hemorrhaging), hives, rashes, and fever.
With chaga on your side, the body is much better equipped to deal with pathogens and toxins. Chaga is one of the most medicinal tools and overall tonics of the century. The phytochemicals in chaga are wonderful for helping with cancer prevention, regulating blood sugar, boosting the adrenals while regulating the rest of the endocrine system, breaking down and dissolving, and destroying unproductive fungus in the intestinal tract.
There’s a trending misconception that mushrooms and other edible fungi are bad for you, because people fear that ingesting fungus results in fungal overgrowth in the body. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Mushrooms are some of the best fighters of unproductive fungus that we have, including Chaga.
How To Use:
You can use chaga powder in smoothies, or make a tea with it by stirring the powder into hot water. It’s a great alternative to coffee or hot chocolate and has no caffeine. Add raw honey to the tea to enhance the healing properties.
For more information on the healing properties of chaga 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.
Barley grass juice powder, which is gluten-free, draws out heavy metals such as mercury from your liver, spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, and reproductive system. It is one if the five key foods in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox protocol and works in tandem with the other four ingredients to remove toxic heavy metals from the body. Toxic heavy metals cause or contribute to ADHD, addictions, eczema, psoriasis, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, memory issues, concentration issues, brain fog, OCD, mood disorders, MS, Parkinson’s, and many more symptoms and conditions.
Barley grass juice powder contains phytonutrients that feed an undernourished liver while allowing it to detoxify dozens of toxins and poisons you’ve inherited from the past and that you’re exposed to in the present moment. It’s a responsible detoxifier with take-and-give integrity, replacing the troublemakers it removes from the body with vital nutrients. It also holds specific alkaloids that help prevent the thyroid from atrophying.
Barley grass juice powder blocks pathogens such as Epstein-Barr, shingles, and others from feeding on their favourite foods, like toxic heavy metals. This means that any symptoms and conditions caused by pathogens, including autoimmune disorders, eczema, Lyme disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, CFS, lupus, and many more can be helped by this juice powder.
How To Use:
It’s important to get barley grass juice powder, not just barley grass powder. There is a common misconception that barley grass juice powder contains gluten, but it is actually gluten-free (unlike the barley grain which does contain gluten).
Barley grass juice powder can be taken as barley grass juice 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 barley grass juice powder over fruit bowls and melons.
When goldenseal enters the liver, it quickly suffocates and destroys pathogens. It also inhibits pathogens that are adjacent to the liver in the lymphatic system. Goldenseal has a gentle purging effect that expels bacterial debris, pathogen byproduct, neurotoxins, and other pathogenic waste matter.
Goldenseal is a fantastic herb for acute pathogen infections, such as colds, flus, and other bugs. It is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. It helps restore and power up lymphocytes that are responsible for protecting critical areas of the body, including the ears, nose, throat, and lungs, which is where the first signs of many infections occur. Goldenseal also strengthens the immune system.
Always look for an alcohol-free goldenseal tincture that doesn’t contain any hidden and problematic additives such as citric acid.
For more information on how to use goldenseal and other supplements, including suggested dosages, you can refer to Cleanse To Heal.
We are up against more on this planet today than ever before. Every day our immune systems go to war for us, protecting us from a continual onslaught of invaders, including pathogens, toxic heavy metals, chemicals, and other toxins. Our immune systems are focused on keeping us safe, strong, and healthy in the face of all these threats, invasions, and exposures. But with so much to battle, our immune systems need a helping hand to keep fighting the good fight and be able to win. That’s where immune support tools come in. These 12 herbs and supplements are excellent for strengthening the immune system:
Vitamin C: Strengthens the entire immune system, especially the killer cells that go after pathogens such as EBV, shingles, and flus. Vitamin C feeds immune cells so they can fight free radical toxins. I prefer buffered forms of Vitamin C, such as Micro-C, as they are gentler on the stomach and better for sensitive people.
Zinc as liquid zinc sulfate: Helps the immune system fend off the pathogens behind chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions and keeps the immune system strong during times of sickness, stress, poor diet and lifestyle choices, and more. Everyone is deficient in this critical mineral.
B12 with adensolycobalamin and methylcobalamin: Bolsters the immune system and protects you from neurotoxin damage from pathogens.
Lemon Balm: Kills off and repels pathogen cells, while also helping to strengthen lymphocytes so the immune system can fight off pathogens.
Spirulina: Strengthens the immune system while also removing toxic heavy metals and stopping pathogen growth, which lightens the burden on the immune system.
Cat’s Claw: Kills off pathogens and assists the liver’s personalized immune system, giving it a chance to recoup its strength and restore itself for the next battle.
Goldenseal: Helps destroy and purge pathogens from the body, helping the immune system to win the war on invaders. In most cases, it’s best to use goldenseal for two weeks on, then two weeks off, and repeat this cycle.
Licorice: Most important herb for fighting pathogens and therefore many chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions caused by these pathogens. Also restores the adrenals, which eases the burden on the immune system.
L-Lysine: Strengthens the immune system and deters pathogens from proliferating.
Chaga Mushroom: Possesses immune-system-enhancing nutrients that revitalize white blood cell count by increasing the production of lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils, so that your body can battle invaders. Also strengthens red blood cells and bone marrow, balances blood platelets, and staves off cytokine storms.
Curcumin: Anti-inflammatory that helps free the body from being stuck in a reactive state even after an invader such as the flu has left the body.
Nettle Leaf: Anti-pathogenic herb that also supports your immune system because it helps bring you back to homeostasis—getting your body balanced again so everything functions better, including your lymphatic system, liver, adrenals, and blood.
Consider bringing these supplements into your self-care regimen regularly. Your immune system will be strengthened and better able to protect you against pathogens and toxins, and during times of stress, emotional hardship, injury, loss, seasonal changes, poor eating or lifestyle habits, or when you’re not able to take the best care of yourself.
For more information on how to use these supplements, including suggested dosages, you can refer to Cleanse To Heal (51% off today on Amazon!).
Zinc (as liquid zinc sulfate) is responsible for all of the over 2,000 chemical functions of the liver, including the creation of your liver in the womb and the development of your liver as you grew and reached adulthood. The liver stores an abundance of zinc because it knows people are zinc deficient, in part due to the lack of it in the food we eat. Without zinc, your liver can’t perform its functions that protect your whole body. The onslaught of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens in particular drains our zinc reserves.
Zinc gives a major boost to the immune system by strengthening white blood cells such as lymphocytes, basophils, neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, and monocytes—so that they can seek out and destroy pathogen cells. Zinc helps the liver’s immune system fend off every unfriendly microorganism that enters the liver. If you suspect you might be coming down with a cold or flu, you may wish to try Medical Medium Zinc Shock Therapy right away.
Zinc itself is also an antiseptic to pathogens such as Epstein-Barr and shingles, so taking it suppresses their growth in the body while also helping to reduce inflammation and the growth of nodules, tumors, and cysts. Zinc strengthens the thyroid and stabilizes the adrenals, too. It’s also critical for fertility.
If you have any symptom or condition, zinc is an invaluable supplement. Zinc is critical for liver health, autoimmune conditions, acne, adrenal problems, arthritis, cancer, eczema, psoriasis, brain fog, child and baby liver, diabetes, fatigue, gout, heart palpitations, hepatitis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hot flashes, inflammation, migraines, SIBO, sinus infections, weight issues, vertigo, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme disease, thyroid problems, Epstein-Barr, shingles, UTIs, candida, and every other symptom and condition. If you have a symptom of any kind or you wish to help prevent symptoms in the future, it’s time to make zinc your best friend.
Sprouts and microgreens are packed with nutrients like vitamin A, B vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, disease-reversing compounds, and other phytochemicals.
The most important role that sprouts and microgreens play is to bring back vitality to people who are always exhausting themselves for others.
Sprouts and microgreens help renew an exhausted reproductive system and revitalize a new mom who hasn’t been getting much sleep. Sprouts and microgreens are phytoestrogenic and important for rebalancing and restoring hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone, and for regenerating hormone production of the adrenal glands, thyroid, and the rest of the endocrine system after a woman has given birth.
High in mineral salts that are involved with neurotransmitter chemical production, sprouts and microgreens support the brain with amino acids and enzymes, help pull toxic heavy metals from the brain, and help rejuvenate and strengthen neurons—which ultimately helps with Alzheimer’s, dementia, brain fog, and memory loss.
Sprouts and microgreens are wonderful for skin repair. They help stave off infection and unwanted cell growth. They are the best possible source of what I have termed “elevated biotics”, bacteria critical to your body’s production of vitamin B12.
How To Use:
Every variety of sprout and microgreen has its own unique properties. Sprouts are especially powerful when juiced, and also offer great benefits when eaten whole in salads or wraps or blended into smoothies or raw soups.
For more information on sprouts and microgreens and the symptoms and conditions they can help with, check out the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables, and the other books in the Medical Medium series.
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