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Sweet potatoes promote productive bacteria in the stomach, small intestine, and colon, while at the same time, they starve out unproductive bacteria and fungi such as mold. By keeping these microbes at bay, sweet potatoes help enhance the body’s production of B12.
Sweet potatoes help prevent megacolon, which is an expansion of the colon due to proliferation of C. difficile, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, E. coli, H. pylori, Chlamydia, and/or other bacteria. Plus, they help alleviate narrowing of the intestinal tract due to the chronic inflammation that’s so commonly diagnosed as Crohn’s or colitis.
Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are packed with carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lycopene. If you are fair and eat a sweet potato daily, before long you’ll see your skin take on a glow, as if it’s been sun-kissed. The lycopene, combined with sweet potatoes’ abundant amino acids, helps draw radiation from the body.
Sweet potatoes are phytoestrogenic and help rid the body of unusable, destructive, cancer-causing estrogen that interferes with the body’s hormone function. These estrogens come from plastics, pharmaceuticals, food, and environmental toxins, as well as from the body producing an overabundance of the hormone (due to a diet high in estrogen-producing foods). By purging this excess estrogen, sweet potatoes make room for healthier estrogens to take their place.
Sweet potatoes help regulate hair growth. And if you struggle with insomnia or another sleeping disorder, sweet potatoes provide a critical form of glucose that stimulates the development of neurotransmitters such as glycine, dopamine, GABA, and serotonin, all of which aid in the ability to sleep soundly.
How To Use:
Whether you like orange, yellow, white, pink, or purple sweet potatoes, eat up. Each type holds medicinal qualities. Steamed sweet potatoes (or in soups, stews or stir-fries) hold the most healing properties.
For more information on sweet potatoes and the symptoms and conditions they can help with, check out the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Food
Asparagus has anti-aging properties that can help keep us young. It also helps neurological disorders and symptoms.
Asparagus contains phytochemical compounds such as chlorophyll and lutein that act as critical organ cleansers. They get deep into organs such as the liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys, scrubbing out the toxins they find there. Chlorophyll bonded to amino acids such as glutamine, threonine, and serine provides an avenue for heavy metal detox. Some of the phytochemicals found in asparagus are toxin inhibitors (a fact as yet unknown to science). This means that once toxins such as DDT, other pesticides, and heavy metals have been driven out of the organs, these specialized phytochemicals stay behind and can repel new toxins from taking up residence there. This toxin inhibition makes asparagus a helpful cancer preventative.
Asparagus, which is high in very easily absorbable B vitamins, helps us reestablish our proper levels of these key nutrients. Also high in silica and trace minerals such as iron, zinc, molybdenum, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and selenium, asparagus is one of the most adrenal-supporting foods in existence and excellent for helping to bring you back to life when your adrenal glands have been pushed to the max.
Asparagus alkalizes the body by flushing out unproductive acids. We live in a very acidic environment, and if we want to help ourselves stay or get healthy, we must constantly work to keep ourselves alkaline with help from trusted friends like asparagus.
How To Use:
Enjoy asparagus in fresh juices, or eat it raw as a snack, as a crudité with a dip like hummus, or chopped into salads. You can also enjoy it steamed, stir-fried, or in soups.
For more information on the healing properties of asparagus 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.
Dig into one or both versions of these delicious and satisfying potato wraps. One comes stuffed with a pizza-inspired filling and the other a salad sandwich–style filling. You may want to make extra wraps and enjoy this recipe with family or friends. This recipe comes from the Revised and Expanded Edition of Medical Medium.
The entire potato, inside and out, is valuable and beneficial for your health: potato plants draw some of the highest concentration of macro and trace minerals from the earth. Potatoes are also high in potassium and rich in vitamin B6, as well as a fantastic source of amino acids, especially lysine in its bioactive form.
Tomatoes harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver.
Sprouts and microgreens are wonderful for skin repair, and they’re also high in more than 60 trace minerals, including iron, iodine, selenium, zinc, copper, manganese, sulfur, magnesium, chromium, and molybdenum.
Pizza Potato Wrap and Salad Potato Wrap
FOR THE POTATO WRAPS
PIZZA FILLING (OPTION 1)
SALAD FILLING (OPTION 2)
Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.
To make the base, add 3 inches of water to a medium-sized pot and add a steaming basket. Cover the pot and steam the potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes, until soft. Remove and place the potatoes in a food processor with the garlic powder, onion powder, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the mixture on top using a wet spatula, making 2 large tortilla wraps. Place them in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove the wraps and pat them down with a spatula. Cool them completely. Flip the wraps upside down onto a clean work surface or cutting board and gently peel off the parchment paper.
To make the Pizza Wrap, make the Pizza Sauce by mixing together the tomato paste, dried oregano, dried thyme, raw honey, and water. Set aside.
If you’re using the mushrooms, add the slices to a small skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned, adding a bit of water if needed to prevent sticking. Remove from the heat and set them aside.
Spread the Pizza Sauce on the wraps and top with the mushrooms (if using), red bell pepper, red onion, and fresh basil. Fold the wraps up gently and serve immediately.
To make the Salad Wrap, arrange the lettuce leaves, alfalfa sprouts, tomato slices, cucumber slices, red onion, and basil or parsley on the wraps. Fold the wraps up gently and serve immediately.
Makes 2 wraps
For more delicious, healing recipes, check out Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal Revised and Expanded Edition.
The sugar in honey is nothing like processed sugar—don’t confuse it with table sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Rather, because bees collect from plant species far and wide, the fructose and glucose in honey are saturated with more than 200,000 undiscovered phytochemical compounds and agents, including pathogen-killers, phytochemicals that help protect you from radiation damage, and anti-cancerous phytochemicals.
Honey’s highly absorbable sugar and B12 coenzymes make it one of the most powerful brain foods of our time. Plus, raw honey helps repairs DNA and is extremely high in minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, chromium, molybdenum, and manganese.
Honey in its raw form is important for supporting immunity and a secret weapon to help with infectious illness. When you’re dealing with weakened immunity and feel like you’re extra susceptible to catching colds, flus, stomach bugs, and food poisoning, raw honey assists your body in keeping a strong first line of defense by strengthening neutrophils and macrophages so they can fight off pathogens. (It’s not yet documented by medical science that these and other white blood cells feed off of immune-stimulating phytochemicals.)
These properties also make raw honey anti-inflammatory—because it helps inhibit pathogens from procreating and thus releasing toxins that elevate inflammation.
How To Use:
Make Medical Medium Lemon, Honey, Ginger Water or simply add to lemon water. Enjoy on top of berries or other fruits. Add to smoothies, dips, or salad dressings. Add to warm (not hot) herbal teas. Chaga tea is especially beneficial when raw honey is added. Use raw honey as a replacement for any other processed sweetener.
For more information on the healing properties of raw honey 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.
Enjoy making this fun birthday cake on your special day or make it to celebrate a loved one’s birthday. No one will ever know it’s dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, plant-based, and made with clean ingredients!
Birthday Funfetti Cake
For the Cake:
For the Frosting:
Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line two 9-inch springform cake pans with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, brown rice flour, coconut sugar, and baking powder. Set aside.
In another bowl, add the applesauce, almond milk, coconut oil, and flaxseeds. Whisk until uniform.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until you get a uniform very thick but pourable batter. Divide the batter into two and pour into prepared baking pans.
Bake for 23-26 minutes, until lightly browned on top and toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the frosting, whisk the cold coconut cream with maple syrup until fluffy using an electric mixer.
To assemble the cake, place one layer of the cake on a serving plate. Spread a layer of whipped coconut cream over the top. Place the second cake layer on top and spread whipped coconut cream all over the top and sides. Place a bit of coconut whip in a piping bag and pipe swirls on top of the cake. Press sprinkles to the sides of the cake and sprinkle some on top.
Keep cake refrigerated until needed. Enjoy!
These oven baked hash browns provide you with an experience reminiscent of a fried hash brown but without the detrimental frying process and high-fat content. Most of all, they taste great! Serve them alone or with Medical Medium ketchup or hot sauce for a meal or snack anytime.
Potatoes are one of the most powerful anti-viral foods. Viruses are behind countless chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions. They’re high in lysine and also contain tyrosine, a chemical needed to produce thyroid hormones.
Place the potatoes in steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover with a lid and steam for 5 minutes only. Remove and cool completely.
Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Grate the potatoes and place them in a bowl together with the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne (if using). Mix well.
Scoop 1/4 cup of the potato mixture into the baking sheet, pressing down until it is about 1/2-inch thick in your desired shape.
Bake the hash browns for 10 minutes on one side, then carefully flip them over using a flat spatula. Continue cooking for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and crisp on top.
For more delicious, healing recipes, check out the NY Times best-selling book Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune.
Tomatoes contain their own variety of vitamin C that’s bioavailable to the lymphatic system and liver. They support the immune system to keep it strong against pathogens, and prohibits pathogens from traveling through the body with ease.
Blend or whisk the ketchup ingredients together until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
You can find more delicious recipes in the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune.
There are good supplements and bad supplements. It’s important to know the difference so you don’t unknowingly hold yourself back from healing or even make yourself more symptomatic by taking the wrong types.
If you stay on a supplement that’s not Medical Medium– recommended while you’re trying to heal with Medical Medium information, you may not see the benefits you want to see. It’s best to read the entire chapter on supplements in Cleanse to Heal for all the information you need for healing.
Some key supplements to avoid include:
There are unique reasons each of these supplement types can be problematic. Let’s take a closer look at some of these below.
The amino acid called carnitine is a top fuel for herpes and other bugs, too. L-carnitine is not helpful with cancers, either. Always stay away from this amino acid in a concentrated supplement form.
Although trendy, chlorella does not remove toxic heavy metals properly and is vastly different in its effectiveness from the five foods in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox protocol (wild blueberries, Atlantic dulse, barley grass juice powder, cilantro, and spirulina) that do successfully remove toxic heavy metals. Chlorella is irresponsible when it comes down to protecting you from the hazards of metals such as mercury.
While there are a few decent multivitamin supplements, the problem is that they are a guess blend of various vitamins in forms that may or may not be beneficial for someone. Also, multivitamins contain so many ingredients (often dozens) that there is only a speck of each nutrient in the blend, usually along with fillers too. Such a small amount of each nutrient (assuming its even the right nutrient in the right form which it often isn’t) won’t do anything for someone who has health problems to heal.
Skin, Hair, and Nails Supplements
These supplements are often blends of many ingredients, so they have the same problems that multivitamins do. Where they really fall short is that the ingredients in hair, skin, and nail supplements rarely contain ingredients that truly improve health in these areas. This is because the cause of skin, hair, and nail problems are still largely unknown in medical and health communities. How can a supplement company design an effective product for skin, hair, and nails if they don’t actually know the true cause of these problems and which ingredients can help address them? You will get far more benefits for skin, hair, and nail health if you look up the health problem you are experiencing in the chapter titled “The True Cause of Your Symptoms and Conditions with Dosages to Heal” in Cleanse to Heal and follow the supplement and dosage suggestions there (you can refer to the Medical Medium Supplement Directory for specific brand and product recommendations for what you find for your symptom or condition in Cleanse To Heal).
Glandular supplements made from animals are prime foods for pathogens, and cancers, which all thrive on concentrated animal hormones. Be cautious when taking supplements containing concentrations, however small, of bovine or other animal organs or glands. These are low-grade steroid compounds, and they’re often prescribed by doctors for adrenals and other endocrine glands and organs. Glandular supplements suppress the immune system, which can hinder the immune system as it seeks out pathogens.
Whey protein is a dairy byproduct that creates inflammation by feeding pathogens. Plus it usually includes MSG.
Fish Oil Supplements
While it’s okay to eat wild fish sparingly if you’re someone who loves fish, fish oil supplements are another matter. You would think it’s all the same, but it’s actually very different. The primary issue is mercury and dioxins, which are present in most of the fish used to make these supplements. When you eat fish with mercury in its flesh, the mercury has a tendency to stay mostly in your intestinal tract, liver, and stomach area. It’s another, more dangerous story when you consume fish oil supplements. Although manufacturers say that the physical mercury is removed from their supplements, it’s an impossible and unrealistic claim. In fish, mercury concentrates itself mostly in the volatile omega oils. So when millions of fish are processed for their oil, mercury levels are at an unparalleled level. The process that supplement manufacturers then use to try to lower the mercury content actually destabilizes the toxic heavy metal. It becomes a highly absorbable, homeopathic version of itself. This concentrated mercury that ends up in fish oil supplements has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and quite easily enter sensitive organs, bypassing and disrupting the body’s systems. It can also strengthen and feed pathogens. Instead, look for a fish-free, plant-based, algae-derived omega supplement.
Even though iron in the right amounts is good for you, Epstein-Barr, shingles, and other pathogens feed on this metal. Almost all cases of anemia are caused by a low-grade viral infection. You should therefore avoid iron supplements that are not plant-based. Increase your iron naturally by eating spinach, barley grass juice powder, parsley, wild blueberries, grapes (black, purple, or red), blackberries, cilantro, burdock root (juiced), potatoes (with skins), kale, sprouts, squash, pumpkin seeds (in small amounts), asparagus, sulfur-free dried apricots, and other fruits, leafy greens, herbs, wild foods, and vegetables with relatively high amounts of iron. EBV, shingles and others are unlikely to consume iron from these sources because fruits, leafy greens, herbs, wild foods, and vegetables contain natural anti-pathogenic properties.
Find out more about the supplements to avoid and the supplements that are very beneficial in the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune. You’ll discover which supplements to take and at what dosage in order to heal from hundreds of chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions. You can find supplements I recommend on my Supplement Directory.
Whip up this easy and tasty smoothie in a matter of minutes. If you choose to include the barley grass juice powder, it will provide an extra boost of vital nutrients and mineral salts.
Cherries are high in anthocyanins that bond to specific petrochemical troublemakers that store deep inside our livers. Cherries’ red color pigment acts as a degreaser, dispersing these sticky, gluey toxins and allowing them to gravitate out of the liver and into the gallbladder. The anthocyanins prevent the toxins from being reabsorbed back into the liver, and the rich fiber from the cherry fruit helps rush the poisons out of the small intestine and colon.
Banana Cherry Smoothie
Combine the bananas, date, cherries, water, and barley grass juice powder (if using) in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 1 serving
Find more delicious healing recipes, check out Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal Revised and Expanded Edition.
Potato and veggie bowls are a versatile and delicious meal you can keep coming back to as a healing meal in your weekly rotation. Potatoes provide satiation, nutrients, and critical clean carbohydrates so you get the essential glucose our brains and bodies need to heal and thrive. Then you can choose your favorite vegetables to add in to your potato and veggie bowls for additional nutrients and healing properties, along with extra flavor and variety. Also you can pair with fresh greens or a salad for a truly healing meal.
Tip: You can batch prep the potatoes the night before and store in the fridge to use when you’re ready. Reheat by simply adding to ceramic skillet with veggies or use an oven or air fryer to crisp up as desired.
Potatoes will be your allies if you’re looking to fight any chronic illness—to fend off liver disease, strengthen your kidneys, soothe your nerves and digestive tract.
Potato, Bell Pepper, & Mushroom Bowl
Steam whole potatoes for 45 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from heat and cool.
Place a non-stick ceramic skillet on medium-high heat and add the onions. Cook until soft and browned, for about 8-10 minutes, adding a tablespoon of water as you go to prevent sticking.
When the onions are ready, add the mushrooms and bell peppers, and continue cooking for another 3-5 minutes until the mushrooms and bell peppers are soft. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.
Serve immediately with potatoes, garnished with fresh parsley, spring onions, and chili flakes. Add optional spices or seasoning as desired.
Optional additions (recipes on Medical Medium Blog):
For more delicious recipes, check out the NY Times best-selling book Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune.
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