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Sometimes it can feel challenging to stick to healthier ways of eating when all around you, others seem to indulge in less-than-productive foods. With this antiviral, mineral-rich broth—a cornerstone of the Thyroid Cleanse Month featured in my book Thyroid Healing—you can give yourself a nourishing, comforting boost any time. If you’d like, keep a mug of it by your side all day, refilling as you desire.
Thyroid Healing includes over 25 delicious recipes for you and your loved ones to enjoy that also support you in healing from thyroid problems and countless other symptoms and conditions. Along with these recipes, you'll also read about the 90-day Thyroid Rehab plan in Thyroid Healing. The Thyroid Rehab plan offers you three choices for how to move forward with healing so you can see which fits your needs and lifestyle the best. I included Thyroid Rehab in the book to help you to enter a new phase in life: healing, becoming, rebirth. As you follow the steps and suggestions outlined, you will be opening yourself up to transformation.
The information I share with you in Thyroid Healing is there 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. 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 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.
Thyroid Healing Broth
This wonderfully nourishing and comforting healing broth contains a selection of powerhouse ingredients for the thyroid and other glands and organs of the body. Let's take a look at some of the healing properties of a few of them...
Parsley removes high levels of copper and aluminum, which feed Epstein-Barr virus and in turn cause skin problems. It also bolsters production of the thyroid hormone T3 by helping to feed and restore the thyroid.
Thyme is an incredible antiviral that’s integral to cleaning up every thyroid disease. Its nutritional compounds get into the thyroid, killing off viruses and allowing the thyroid to regain control of itself, while this valuable food also knocks down the viral load throughout the body, helping to relieve a multitude of symptoms.
Sweet potatoes help cleanse and detox the liver from viral byproduct and toxins. They also help nourish the skin and support the adrenal glands. In addition, they help reduce fibroids and cysts throughout the body.
Celery strengthens hydrochloric acid in the gut and helps the liver produce bile to break down food. It provides mineral salts that help support the central nervous system with powerful electrolytes while they stabilize and support the adrenal glands. Celery has the ability to cleanse the thyroid of viral toxins and also bolsters the production of the thyroid hormone T3.
Onions are fantastic for their sulfur content’s ability to confuse and knock down viruses while it nourishes the thyroid gland itself. As with cruciferous vegetables, that pungent quality is exactly what gives them their value. Onions are a potent antiviral.
Garlic is an antiviral and antibacterial that kills off virus cells. It also kills off strep allowing for fewer UTIs, sinus infections, and opportunities for SIBO. It helps flush toxic viral and bacterial waste out of the lymphatic system.
Turmeric helps restore thyroid tissue, allowing the thyroid to regenerate and restore. Works on addressing viral issues throughout the body, acting as an anti-inflammatory as it reduces your viral load.
Ginger helps with nutrient assimilation and relieves spasms. Loaded with its own signature variety of bioavailable vitamin C, ginger is also a powerful antiviral. One of ginger’s special qualities is its ability to bring the body out of a reactive state by soothing nerves and muscles. Ginger helps bring balance and homeostasis to the thyroid, lifting it up if it’s hypo and calming it down if it’s hyper.
Atlantic sea vegetables (especially dulse and kelp) contain iodine that is an antiseptic for the thyroid—when it soaks into the gland, it becomes one of the thyroid’s most powerful fighting mechanisms next to zinc. Luckily, dulse and other sea vegetables also contain some zinc. These two precious minerals at work together can stop a viral infection in the thyroid, bringing down thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) in the process. Sea vegetables also help protect the thyroid from radiation’s effects, remove radiation from the thyroid, and prevent thyroid cancer.
Place the sweet potatoes, celery, onions, garlic, turmeric, parsley, thyme sprigs, dulse flakes, and kelp powder into a large pot along with the water. Bring the broth to a boil and then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Simmer the broth for one hour. Strain and enjoy as a healing, restorative broth that can be sipped throughout the day.
* This recipe may also be enjoyed as a chunky vegetable soup by leaving the vegetables in the broth.
* Alternatively, you can make a simple purée out of this recipe. Use an immersion blender to purée the vegetables smooth or transfer in small batches to a standing blender. Make sure to leave a vent for steam to escape through the top of the standing blender!
* You’re welcome to make a large batch of this soup and freeze the leftovers to use throughout the week. Try freezing the broth in an ice cube tray for easy thawing later.
* If you’d like to make this soup a little more decadent to share with company, you can add a pinch of salt and a little splash of coconut oil or coconut milk into each individual bowl just before serving.
Makes 1 to 4 servings
Learn more about how to restore your thyroid in my new book Thyroid Healing
Was there ever a time in your life when you needed something and someone helped you in some way or gave you advice? I imagine you were grateful for their support. It could have made a real difference to you, or even been life-changing. You might not have even noticed how much so at first. But as life continued on, you might have become aware of more and more ways that bit of information or support triggered a positive shift in your life. I know that for me, whenever someone has given me any help, it has touched my heart and soul deeply. I know there will have been times you’ve helped others in some way by assisting them or offering a helpful suggestion and they have felt the same way. Especially when it comes to health, a useful suggestion, tip, or insight or a helping hand can make all the difference in someone’s life.
Unfortunately though, too many millions of people don't have the answers they need for their health, and they're left suffering, struggling, unwell, or unhappy. The truth is it will take all of us to create the change we so desperately need in this world. And the other truth is, I can’t do it alone. I’m trying with everything I have to spread the word. That doesn’t mean we all need to become doctors or health practitioners or devote every moment of our time to helping others. It simply means that any little way you can support a friend, family member, someone in your community, or a stranger with the information you've learned from me can make a profound difference, more than you will likely ever know. Your strength, will, heart and soul spread the light of truth outward in ways that will change the direction of medical history in chronic illness. We are all a lighthouse for others in need, now and in the future. When you spread the truth, you will save lives, truly save lives, even if it doesn't feel like you are at first.
Getting Spirit’s healing information to those in need has never been more critical. Lives depend on it. Younger and younger people are getting sick and they’re either being provided a misdiagnosis or they’re not given any answers at all. And when children and young adults are told they are creating their illness or their body is attacking itself, which is becoming common practice now, it’s devastating. There are trends to confuse people and they’re gaining more traction than ever before due to the desperate times we’re in with sickness. Little bits and pieces of truth are speckled within the trends and all the other information out there, but they’re little droplets of truth in an enormous ocean of untruth. The challenge I’m facing is that I alone can’t get all these droplets of truthful information to everyone who needs it. I need your help. I need you to eventually become a health expert—a harbinger of the truths that can facilitate widespread healing.
When I was younger, it was far easier to get people the life-saving information they needed because there was virtually no information provided by alternative and conventional medicine to stand in the way. It was straightforward. But nowadays there’s a never ending sea of misinformation engulfing the internet and everywhere else that makes it much harder to get people the truthful information they need. That’s why I need your help. I’m asking you to support others with hope, compassion, and the wisdom you’ve gained. I need you to be as informed as possible and share this information with your loved ones and the people you encounter, even if it's simply just a recipe or small tip. No matter how big or small, anytime you pass on this information you are helping someone else.
If you’ve been reading my books and articles or listening to my radio shows, you’ll know that I often share that medical communities and medical science and research don’t have all the answers. Especially when it comes to chronic mystery illness, they are far from knowing what's really behind people's sicknesses. I am the first to put "chronic" and "mystery" together because medical communities were and still are in denial that almost every chronic illness is still a mystery, even if it has a name like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Addison's, POTS, ALS, Alzheimer's, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and hundreds of others. The causes are still unknown to research and science, which is why you are told it's your own immune system attacking itself. But we do have the answers thanks to Spirit and we can know the truth about these conditions and hundreds of others. That's why I have dedicated my life to putting Spirit's words to paper—so you can always have this medical information in your hands and share it with others so the truth can finally reach the millions of people who are suffering or have a symptom. It’s how we can create a wave of change that can eventually bring many into a safe harbor. Our time on this earth is precious so I need you to keep learning and spreading the truth. The sooner we get this healing information out there, the sooner more people will have a chance to live longer and healthier lives, and future generations can be born with health and vitality versus the epidemic of sickness we are seeing today.
I’m doing everything I possibly can to get Spirit’s information into as many books as possible. My new book Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr is the third in the Medical Medium book series. It is overflowing with brand new information that Spirit gave me to help protect you and your loved ones. The information is controversial. The reason this book is so controversial is because it frees you of the chains of the conventional and alternative medical industries that have kept people from healing for decades. It’s free from hidden agendas and paid-for studies that want you to fall prey to medical bureaucracy so that advancements in the health field keep getting delayed decade after decade. The autoimmune theory I describe in Thyroid Healing is the perfect example. This misguided theory keeps you from the truth and holds back your healing. It keeps you busy and occupied, scrambling amongst adopted belief systems and theories that have been twisted behind the scenes to cattle and coral you for a purpose that isn’t in your best interests—certainly not for you, your family, and loved ones to truly heal. If you don’t think the autoimmune theory applies to you, you’re mistaken. It applies to everyone in every way possible. This is a trap that comes in different shapes and sizes and sits waiting to trip anyone up at anytime in the future of their health and the health of their loved ones.
You won’t find citations of studies in Thyroid Healing that are traps set to convince you it’s worthy. Most studies of chronic illness have left people sick, dying, and losing everything they have—their health, time, choices, relationships, resources, and more. Citations of studies have blood on their hands, more than anyone really knows. This may seem too strong or harsh, but when people are lost or struggling without answers for their symptoms and illnesses it needs to be taken seriously. Most people who feel well have no idea what it’s like to struggle with an illness or have no answers to the symptoms they’re experiencing. It’s a different world when you're sick and on the other end of it and I have spent my lifetime respecting and honoring those who have struggled. Just having Thyroid Healing in your hands means you will now have an incredible amount of insight into how your body works, how it can become symptomatic or sick, and how you can heal. While the book focuses on thyroid problems, it is about so much more than just this gland. In fact, the information in this book is relevant to and helpful for almost anyone who has any kind of symptom or illness. There’s commonalities across many symptoms and conditions, whether they are considered to be thyroid problems or not, that I address extensively in this book. There's information on how cancer develops that I’ve never shared before. There’s an entire section devoted to sleep problems, insomnia, and undiscovered secrets about sleep and dreams. I also share the nine Great Mistakes that are preventing so many people from complete healing right now, and they don’t even know it. I also provide you with a rehab plan for your health and delicious, healing recipes that can support you no matter what types of illnesses or symptoms you’re experiencing.
The knowledge you’ll gain from Thyroid Healing will protect and arm you, and you will be helping your family, friends, and anyone else you choose to share the information with to protect themselves too. I’ve devoted my life to sharing the truth with you or anyone who will listen so eventually, with your help, everyone can have the answers they need. People’s lives are being changed from the Medical Medium books because they received the answers and information they needed that don’t exist anywhere else. Spirit and I want to do everything we can to make this kind of healing be true for everybody, and I know so many of you are spreading the word with the same hope. As you continue to spread the truths you learn in its pages, we can together provide a way out of the darkness for the people you care about, and the countless souls who are struggling.
If you haven't already pre-ordered your copy of Thyroid Healing, please consider doing so. Thank you for reading this email. Knowing that you’re in this with me, organically spreading these truths you learn in my books and from your own experiences, and then intuitively offering and sharing that advice and ideas to others is the greatest blessing I could ever ask for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for all the hard work you're doing in life, and for spreading the word and supporting others—no matter how big and small. We're changing the world together. Knowing that we’re supporting each other brings tears of joy to my eyes and uplifts my heart. I am honored that you’re reading this email and truly thankful to have the ability to connect with you on this personal level. Please know I truly care and believe in you.
Love and many blessings,
There’s something so delightful about starting the day with a simple bowl of hearty goodness that’s specifically geared to help you heal. This flavor-packed Apple Porridge skips the grains for a delicious bowl of fruit-based satisfaction. This recipe comes straight out of my book Thyroid Healing.
Apples are anti-inflammatory for the thyroid because they starve the pathogen that causes thyroid problems. When their pectin enters the digestive system, it releases phytochemicals that bind onto the pathogen, shrouding the virus cells so that they can’t feed and proliferate.
Dates contain potassium, magnesium, and glucose that support your endocrine system. Dates help to purge the liver of debris often caused by the waste matter of the pathogen that causes thyroid problems.
Coconut is antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Coconut kills the pathogen's cells and reduces nodule growth. It also helps support the central nervous system from exposure to the pathogen's neurotoxins.
Apple Porridge with Cinnamon & Raisins
Combine the apples, cinnamon, vanilla bean powder, dates, honey, and the juice of the lemon in a food processor. Process all of the ingredients together until they are just combined. Pour the apple mixture into a bowl and stir in the raisins, walnuts, and shredded coconut if desired. Serve and enjoy!
* Feel free to get creative and figure out what toppings you like the most! Try different toppings on different days to get a variety of nutrients and flavors.
To learn more about what's behind thyroid problems, how to heal, and the foods that are best for these issues, you can order your copy of Thyroid Healing.
We all go through different types of challenges and struggles in our lives, and not just with our health. You may have experienced hardships and trials in your relationships or jobs or struggled to cope with the demands of your daily life. Each experience would have affected you in a different way. You may have felt hurt, betrayed, angry, upset, stressed, unsafe, wounded, unloved, or devastated by the experiences you’ve gone through. You might have thought to yourself, “I wish I had known this would happen. Things could have been different. I could have avoided all this pain and hardship. My heart wouldn’t be broken. If I only knew.” Can you relate? Perhaps you’ve thought or said similar words before with an experience you’ve gone through in your life. We all want to avoid pain as much as we possibly can. No one wants to suffer, struggle, or have a broken heart. But we rarely have the kind of foresight that can prevent all the pain and struggles in our lives.
When it comes to health problems, we tend to think very differently to when we have challenges in other areas of our lives. We don’t think, “If I only knew, I could have avoided getting this symptom or illness or avoided staying sick for so long,” because we are taught that most symptoms and conditions we develop are unavoidable. Instead of thinking about how you could have avoided the symptoms and pains you’re dealing with now, you may just think your body is failing you or that you’re getting old and your body is falling apart. You may think that you’re destined to suffer with a symptom or illness because it’s in your genes or you’ve been told you have an autoimmune disease and you believe your body has turned on you and is attacking itself, both of which are mistaken theories that I share the truth about in Thyroid Healing . Or you may think you have a condition or symptom that doctors don’t understand yet (and you’d likely be right). If you did receive a diagnosis, you may just think you’re stuck with it for the rest of your life.
Sadly, there is so much misinformation in medical and alternative health communities, in doctors’ offices, in health experts’ courses, and online and so few answers for people suffering with health problems that it has robbed many people of the hope and knowledge that they can heal. Here’s the truth you need to know: There are answers to what truly causes a symptom or chronic illness and you and your loved ones can become experts on your health with the information I share with you.
Since I was very young I have helped people who were deeply struggling to know the truth and unveil the mystery of their health problems for the first time ever. When the mystery has been removed and you actually know what causes your symptoms or conditions, a great relief comes over your soul, spirit and physical body and you are able to move forward with healing more powerfully than ever. You are no longer a prisoner to illness and disease. You are set free from the confusion and misinformation that comes with the guessing games, mistaken theories, incorrect labels, and misguided belief systems about health conditions that are rampant today.
It has been incredible to witness so many people finally getting the answers they’ve needed for so many years and seeing them become experts on their symptoms or illnesses with the information I’ve shared with them. They have then been able to bring their new knowledge to others to help with their healing also. What I’ve heard one person after another say over the decades is, “If I only knew. If I only knew earlier. If my sister, brother, daughter, son, niece, nephew, mother, or father only knew this before it could have given them so much relief.” This is never said with sickness. It’s only said with other challenges, struggles and roadblocks in other areas of life. I remember a mother and daughter I helped who were both sick with severe chronic fatigue. They were put in a tailspin from so much conflicting information from different doctors. They were given multiple diagnoses like Lyme disease, lupus, MS, fibromyalgia, and more, and they were also told it was all in their heads and they weren’t really sick. As you can imagine, it was a very confusing and upsetting experience for them and yet with all they went through, they still weren’t given the answers they needed—the true cause of their symptoms and how to resolve them. When they learned the truth from me, they were able to become their own health experts and take control of their health and lives for the first time. They were able to rise above their illness. And while they did say, “If we only knew earlier. So much hardship could have been avoided, including financially and emotionally,” they were so happy that they had found the answers they needed and were able to recover their health.
If you’ve been healing with the information you’ve learned in my books, radio shows, emails, blog articles, or social media posts, you may have said the same thing. You might have thought to yourself “I wish I had known this six months ago, or two, five, or ten years ago. I could have avoided so much pain and confusion, and resources and energy spent on things that didn’t work. It at least would have been helpful to know what was really wrong to begin with so there could have been relief in my heart and soul as I was working on my healing process.” I truly understand how frustrating it is that you didn’t have the truth when you first needed it, but now it is here for you. I am here to bring the truth to light. The misinformation and lack of answers out there needs to change. I wrote Thyroid Healing and all my books to do just that. The messages inside this book are controversial and edgy and go against the tide of current health trends. These trends are traps that aren't in your best interests—they’re influenced by agendas, funding, and interest groups. The information in Thyroid Healing is pure and untampered with. Is it the truth with no agenda. That’s why it goes against the grain.
Thyroid Healing is about far more than what you might think would be covered in a book about the thyroid. It is a revolutionary book about the truth—the truth about what’s really causing so many people today to suffer with annoying symptoms and/or debilitating illnesses. In Thyroid Healing I share the true cause of over 100 symptoms and conditions, all of which are currently mysteries to medical science and research. This includes thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, hyper or hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, parathyroid disease, goiters, thyroid nodules, tumors and cysts. It also includes symptoms like hair loss, insomnia, eye floaters, hot flashes, 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, anxiety, depression, fatigue, dry skin, anxiety, weight gain, weight loss, and other unexplained symptoms or illnesses.
Did you know that our best science and research still has no answers for the true causes of these symptoms and conditions? You may get a diagnosis and you may be given some medication or suggestions to change your diet and lifestyle, some of which may be helpful. Healthier diets and caring, brilliant doctors are needed in the world. I see great people in the field of medicine who save lives and give so much relief and hope to many, but when it comes to chronic and mystery illness, it’s a different world. We need all the help we can get. We need to know what’s really wrong, where the mistakes are, what to look out for, how to protect ourselves, and how to avoid the mistakes that set us up for a fall or set us back. Most people who have a symptom or illness believe either that their genes are bad, their body is attacking itself, their immune system is attacking itself, or that they created their illness. Or they may believe that the label they have been given for their illness means the cause has been found, when it hasn’t. This is a deception.
The truth is that both alternative health and conventional medical communities today suggest and prescribe information, protocols, and treatment for different health problems without actually knowing the true causes of those problems even if the disease, condition, or illness has a label. And without knowing the true causes, it’s impossible to know the correct treatment. That’s why people who do improve with treatment can slide backwards as the years go by. Even if you’ve been given a diagnosis, you can’t become an expert on your health condition and symptom and heal it unless you know the cause to begin with. For example, even if you’ve been given a Lyme disease diagnosis, your doctor doesn’t truly understand it. Nor does the blood laboratory where you get your tests done. The tests themselves aren’t even accurate. Likewise, if you get told you have multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or eczema, your doctor doesn’t even know the truth about what causes these conditions and how to heal from them. The same is true for countless other conditions and symptoms. This has to change. You have the right to know the truth and become an expert in your health. You deserve to have the opportunity to heal and to protect yourself and your loved ones from future sickness and disease. Thyroid Healing was written for you for this exact reason—so that you can become the expert. It will help you to understand how symptoms and illnesses develop in the body, how healing occurs, and empower you to help yourself, your family, friends, community, and anyone who crosses your path throughout your life.
Nothing makes my heart happier than knowing you, your loved ones, and other people you come into contact with are able to move forward with healing because there is no mystery anymore about what you’re really struggling with. We have to work together to get the truths I share out into the world so we can begin to shift the tragic trend of misinformation and mistaken theories that are so pervasive today. The health of millions of people is unknowingly being affected. Thank you so much for being a vital part of bringing about this change in any way you can. No matter how small or large it may seem, every bit of information you learn or share matters and helps greatly. I am honored you’re here with me and I commend you for your commitment to helping yourself and others heal.
Love and many blessings,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Healing doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a sweet treat when you need one! The Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies I am sharing with you today are delicious and have none of the harmful ingredients often found in some store-bought kinds. The bright pop of raspberry jam nestled in a rich, nutty dough makes these gorgeous cookies a wonderful treat for yourself, to share with friends or family, or pack into your children's school lunchboxes. This Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies recipe comes straight out of my new book Thyroid Healing.
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
The two star ingredients that address the undiscovered cause of thyroid problems in this delicious recipe are the raspberries and sesame seeds.
Raspberries are a great full-body detoxifying food, rich in antioxidants that specifically help remove byproduct and toxic debris created by the invader that causes thyroid problems. Raspberries also tend to bind onto and remove impurities delivered to the intestinal tract by a liver burdened by this invader.
Sesame seeds and tahini strengthen the central nervous system while providing amino acids such as tyrosine and lysine in highly bioavailable trace forms that easily enter and uptake into the thyroid to improve the gland’s function and suppress the invader
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Process together the tahini, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract in a food processor until smoothly combined. Add the almond flour mixture to the food processor and pulse until well combined. If mixture is still crumbly, add water by the tablespoon as needed until smooth dough forms.
Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in the sesame seeds before placing them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Leave at least 2 inches between the cookies. Press a thumbprint into the center of each cookie and place the cookies into the oven. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and fill each one with 1 teaspoon of raspberry jam. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.
* If using store-bought jam for filling, make sure to look for a clean one with no added harmful ingredients or preservatives. •
* To make a homemade raspberry filling, mash fresh, ripe raspberries (or frozen raspberries that have been thawed) with raw honey or maple syrup until desired consistency is reached.
Find more recipes and learn how to restore your thyroid my new book Thyroid Healing
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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