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A tall stack of pancakes drizzled with maple syrup is hard to beat, but the traditional ingredients leave a lot to be desired. Forgo the gluten, dairy and eggs but sacrifice none of the flavor with this pancake recipe. Plus, the addition of pumpkin and warming spices makes this recipe even more delicious, unique and fun. These pancakes would make a great treat for a holiday breakfast for the whole family.

Pumpkin is packed with antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, and the high amount of phytonutrients in pumpkin have been shown to help prevent the risk of cancers, particularly mouth, lung, and colon cancer. It also contains immune-boosting properties, which can help the body stay strong and ward off common colds and flus that may be going around.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup + 1-2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 cup wholegrain gluten-free oat flour
3 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp of ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped, for topping (optional)
2-3 tbsp maple syrup, for topping

Optional coconut whip:
1 14-ounce can (414 ml) coconut cream or full fat coconut milk, chilled in the fridge overnight
2-3 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup

Directions:
To make the optional coconut whip, chill your mixing bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes. When the bowl is chilled, remove the thick cream from the top of the can, leaving the coconut water behind. Using an electric whisk or standing mixer, beat the cream for 2-3 minutes until you get soft peaks. Add the honey or maple syrup and beat for another 2 minutes.

In a small bowl or jug, combine the almond milk and pumpkin puree. Mix well and set aside.

Add the oat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder to a medium-sized bowl and whisk to combine. Pour the pumpkin puree mixture into the flour and stir until you get an even batter. Add 1-2 tbsp more almond milk if needed - the batter should be thick but pourable.

Place a non-stick ceramic pan on medium-high heat and add a couple spoonfuls of pancake batter. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned underneath, then flip. Repeat with rest of the batter.

Serve the pancakes immediately with coconut whip, chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Serves 2

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This item posted: 11-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

When it comes to chronic illness and symptoms, it’s essential to work on healing your liver. It’s heartbreaking how many people today are getting sick, and they’re trying so many things but they just aren’t getting better. Unfortunately, both medical and alternative health communities are unaware of the true causes of chronic illnesses and symptoms and how central the health of the liver is to a huge number of illnesses and symptoms.

I don’t want you to have to wait decades for science and research to figure out the answers, so I have shared the advanced information needed for healing in Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease so you can start healing now. Let’s look at a little of what you can do for your liver here.

Your liver is an amazing, powerful and hardworking organ. When it’s not doing well—when you have sluggish liver or fatty liver or its bogged down by toxins or too much protein or fat in the diet—that’s a big part of the root of just about every condition and symptom under the sun, including: acne, adrenal problems, autoimmune disorders, brain fog, chemical food sensitivities, diabetes, constipation, dark circles under the eyes, emotional issues, fatigue, gallstones, gout, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hormone problems, IBS, inflammation, body pain, jaundice, aging, liver cancer, eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, insomnia, cysts, methylation problems, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), SIBO, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, varicose veins and weight gain.

Sadly, even young people today—kids in their teens and young adults in their 20s—are coming down with these chronic illnesses and symptoms, and they’re being told that their body is attacking itself, that they have an autoimmune disease. These young people are going through a horrible shock and then an awakening to the sobering truth that nobody really knows the true causes of their condition and how to make them well again. Being chronically ill, especially at a young age, can break your spirit. But it doesn’t have to be this way—there are answers for you here and you can heal.

I can only scratch the surface in this article about how you can get started on healing these conditions. So check out Liver Rescue for details on how to improve specific health issues. The book is packed full of undiscovered healing and medical information that won’t be discovered for decades.

The beginning of the liver story isn’t too pretty. Basically, we’re all born with livers that are already weakened, because a lot of toxins are actually passed down the family line. We inherit them at conception and in the womb. And then our livers are barraged by a wide range of toxins throughout the entire course of our lives because of the imperfect modern world we live in.

Now, our livers are designed to deal with some of that. We were made with this incredible organ for a reason. The way it works is the liver contains three levels, or three depths. When you’re exposed to toxins, your liver works hard to snatch them up and capture them away within the depths of the liver to protect you. Ideally, your liver will then also neutralize the toxins, detoxify them and remove them from your body through its various elimination channels. But the problems come when your liver is flooded or bogged down with too many toxins and it can’t keep you safe from all of them, despite it’s miraculous and constant efforts to do so.

Troublemakers for Your Liver

Let’s run through some of the toxins our livers are inundated with. But first, I’ll warn you that this list could seem a little overwhelming, especially since you can’t run from all of this or completely avoid all of these toxins. Just remember that you can work to clear these troublemakers and heal your liver and get your quality of life back. I’m going to tell you how. But again, for more details, specific healing steps and dosages, and for a complete list of what I call the “Liver Troublemakers,” you’ll want to get a copy of Liver Rescue. Please note that the troublemakers listed below are only a handful of the Liver Troublemakers listed in Liver Rescue. Refer to the chapter on this topic in Liver Rescue for a complete list.

Petrochemicals and plastics. We inhale gas exhaust all the time, including when we pump our gas or drive behind a diesel truck or walk by an idling school bus. We absorb it into our bloodstream when we use kerosene, lighter fluid, gas grills and gas stoves. To understand where and how the liver stores these toxins, and why so many people’s livers aren’t given the opportunity to safely remove them from the body at a later date, please refer to Liver Rescue.

Chemical solvents and nanotechnology. These are everywhere, including in cleaning agents, carpeting agents, paint thinner, paint lacquer, new furniture and nanotechnology.

Household chemicals. These are pervasive in air fresheners, colognes, perfume, hairspray, scented candles, hair dye, conventional makeup, conventional cleaning products, conventional laundry detergent and conventional dryer sheets.

Smoke. Any kind of smoke exposure goes to the liver, whether that’s the smoke from the largely unknown agricultural practice of burning masses of plastic or from a forest fire or from a cigarette.

Chlorine. Any time you swim in a chlorinated pool, you’re absorbing some chlorine through your skin.

Stress hormones. When we’re under stress, adrenaline pumps into the liver, which puts us at risk for countless symptoms and conditions including liver disease, breaks down our bile reserves and breaks down hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Even in young people, livers today are being bombarded with the effects of excess adrenaline.

Viruses and bacteria. There are all kinds of viruses and bacteria in our modern world, including many undiscovered strains of Epstein-Barr, shingles, herpes and streptococcus. I have revealed these different strains in my books. People can inherit some of these pathogens through their family line. They can also be exposed in many other ways, like when they take a sip of a friend’s water or touch a dirty doorknob and later rub their eyes.

Toxic heavy metals. People can also inherit metals like lead, mercury, aluminum, nickel, barium, arsenic and copper. And it’s all too easy to be exposed to these metals in daily life. Take the heavy metal copper for instance. When the local park is being sprayed with pesticides (many of which contain copper and mercury) and you breathe that in, or when you drink water that ran through a copper pipe, you’re absorbing the metal. This industrial copper is different to the trace mineral copper which can be found in healthy foods.

Pharmaceuticals. Medications you’ve taken over the years can be harbored in the liver. And sadly, our water supply is filled with them: antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory medications, biologics, immunosuppressant drugs, prescription amphetamines, statins, blood pressure medication, hormone medication, thyroid medication, steroids and even contraceptives. (This is why a high-quality water filter is essential, by the way. For recommendations for water filters and other home and kitchen tools, check out my website).

This means that even if you’ve never taken medications, you’ll still have some stored in your liver from drinking tap water at some time in your life. It’s OK if you need to take certain meditations, but you can still clear out the past medications from your system so your liver can heal and handle new exposure more effectively.

Food-Based Troublemakers

There are also ways of eating and some foods that are simply hard on the liver. Let’s take a look at some of these now:

Eggs. They keep pathogens that thrive inside the liver alive. Eggs are what was used in labs to raise viruses like Epstein-Barr. Viruses feed off eggs. It doesn’t matter whether those eggs are organic and pasture-raised (although certainly if you are going to eat eggs, that’s the kind of eggs you want to be eating). Nonetheless, eggs are eggs, and unfortunately they allow viruses to thrive. The undiscovered truth is that viruses are the actual root cause of many so-called autoimmune diseases and other health conditions. To understand the root cause of different symptoms and conditions, check out Liver Rescue.

Dairy. Cheese, milk and other dairy products will also feed viruses and be very hard on your liver.

Vinegar. Yes, even apple cider vinegar (which is certainly the best kind of vinegar) can be harmful to your liver (it basically pickles it!) when you consume too much. For more on apple cider vinegar and other misinformed health trends popular today, again, see Liver Rescue.

Excessive salt. Bad salts or excessive salt is hard on your liver, and if you combine the salt with vinegar you also create a pickling action in your organ.

Pork products. Very high in fat so they are extremely hard on the liver

To read a full list of the troublemaking foods to avoid, you can read the chapter on this topic in Liver Rescue.

Healing Support

I know it can seem overwhelming to consider all these problematic Liver Troublemakers. But the good news is that you now have answers and the information you need to heal. And there’s so much you can do to heal and get your life back. Let’s focus now on some powerful foods, herbs and supplements that will help your liver heal and work well into the future.

B12 with the right blend of adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin. The right kind of B12 can get a person recovering and on a path of starting to heal. As with all supplements, some are junk and harmful, and some are amazing. I have the highest quality options on my website to help you know what’s really good, so check that out before your make a purchase. I don’t sell supplements; it’s simply a list of the products I know work.

Apples. They’re an incredible food that provides a specific kind of hydration--a living water--to the liver. Your liver needs certain kinds of hydration that can only come from fruit, and apples are really important for this.

Apricots. Dried or fresh, the contain helpful phytochemical compounds.

Arugula. Causes a gentle purging of the liver.

Asparagus. Provides a type of flavonoid that’s rare. It soothes the liver, and this flavonoid helps calm a sick liver, purges the liver and strengthens the liver’s immune system.

Atlantic dulse and kelp. These are really good for the liver. Dulse is an ingredient in the Medical Medium heavy metal detox smoothie for a reason.

Bananas. They provide a type of glucose for the liver that’s incredible, and they are an antiviral, anti-yeast, antibacterial, and antifungal food.

Berries. They’re a medicine chest all on their own—they’re incredible.

Broccoli. It contains amazing sulfur compounds that stop bacteria. They’re great for clearing out streptococcus that’s in the liver and lymphatic system, which by the way is what causes acne.

Brussels sprouts. It has the same powerful compounds as broccoli.

Celery. I can’t say enough about celery. Spirit and I introduced celery juice to the world decades ago—and it’s all the rage now, rightly so!—for good reason. For one, it contains undiscovered subgroups of mineral salts (called cluster salts) that strip the membranes off of viruses so they die and can be flushed out of the body. This truth won’t be discovered by research and science for another 50 years or so. Celery also restores the liver’s bile production, so hydrochloric acid builds back up in the stomach. Celery purges the liver of toxins, and it also helps dissolve gallstones. I could go on and on about how powerful it is for healing your liver and your health.

Tomatoes. They harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals that literally stop liver illnesses of all kinds. Tomatoes help the liver detoxify red blood cells safely, and they heal the liver.

There are many other powerful liver supporting foods that I cover in Liver Rescue and how their undiscovered healing properties are helpful.

Other herbs and supplements that will help detoxify and heal the liver include:

Ashwagandha
Cat’s claw
Barley grass juice powder
Chaga mushroom
Ginger (try juicing ginger or making ginger water)
CoQ10
Lemon balm
Licorice root
Melatonin
Nettle leaf
Spirulina
Rose hip tea
Ester-C
Zinc sulfate
Wild blueberry powder
Nascent iodine
Peppermint tea

Moving Forward
All of those foods, supplements and herbs are options for you, and you can do them all periodically or change them up. But again, see Liver Rescue for more detail and guidance you can use to heal. In the book, I explain what each food, herb or supplement does. I also share the specific dosages that are helpful for particular health issues.

For instance, there’s sections in Liver Rescue where I talk about the real cause and how to heal all of the following: acne, adrenal problems, autoimmune disorders, brain fog, chemical food sensitivities, diabetes, constipation, dark circles under eyes, emotional problems, energy issues, fatigue, sluggish liver, gallstones, gout, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hormones problems, IBS, inflammation throughout the body, pain, jaundice, aging, liver cancer, insomnia, cysts, methylation problems, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), SIBO, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, varicose veins, weight gain and more.

It’s critical to take care of your liver, and it’s critical to know what to do to get the toxins out from deep in the center of the liver and all its layers. I want to support you in your healing, and I know that you can begin moving forward with healing now you have the truths and tools I share here and in Liver Rescue in your hands.



This item posted: 10-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

It may feel hard to find fat-free, healthy dessert recipes that are absolutely indulgent and rich. Well, look no further. This Baked Bananas Foster recipe is just as decadent as the original yet full of only the best ingredients for your whole body and soul. Enjoy them plain or serve them with the included Banana Nice Cream. Either way, you will find yourself swept off your feet.

In Liver Rescue, I share how each of these ingredients can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Bananas: The fructose in banana is liver’s favorite source of food. It provides quick fuel to the liver and wakes up sleepy cells, increasing their ingenuity and work output. Soothes the linings of the intestinal tract and also soothes the nerves attached to the intestinal tract. Contrary to popular belief, bananas are one of the most antibacterial, anti-yeast, antifungal foods. A great food to combine with other nutrient-rich foods or to take with supplements, because they improve the liver’s ability to absorb nutrients.

Maple syrup: The combination of sugars and high mineral content quickly travels to the liver and becomes instant fuel of phytonutrient composition. It’s like an IV for the liver containing the best of both worlds: a vast array of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients (many of them still undiscovered) coupled with high-quality sugar on which the liver thrives.

Baked Bananas Foster

Ingredients:
3 bananas
2 ½ tablespoons maple syrup, divided
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons maple sugar
¹⁄8 teaspoon sea salt (optional)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Slice the bananas in half lengthwise and arrange them in a baking dish lined with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together ½ tablespoon of the maple syrup with the cinnamon, maple sugar, and sea salt until well combined.

Brush the banana slices with the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, making sure to coat both sides. Spread the cinnamon mixture evenly along the top of the banana slices and bake them in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until the bananas are soft and golden brown.

Makes 3 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.


This item posted: 07-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

If you’ve ever researched different ways to heal symptoms or illnesses, tried various diets or health programs, looked for ways to lose weight or detox, or sought guidance from one or more health practitioners, you will know that there’s a seemingly endless supply of information and health trends out there. Not only is this wealth of information confusing to wade through, unfortunately most of it is also misguided and incorrect. And when you believe and apply information that isn’t true to how the body really works because so much of how the body functions is still undiscovered by science and research, it can be harmful to you and your loved ones and lead you further away from the truth.

When it comes to the liver information and trends out there, this is exactly what’s happening for so many. You might hear about a liver cleanse, liver flush, certain supplement or foods, a health or diet program, or theoretical information that presents itself as a fact, and believe it to be true because a well-meaning health practitioner suggested it or because it’s trendy and popular . Sadly, so much of the information and recommendations that are trendy today are actually detrimental to your health. I devoted two chapters of my new book, Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease, to debunking common liver myths for this reason. It’s critical that you know the truth about what’s helpful and what’s harmful to your health and understand the liver’s real responsibilities and how it needs to be supported so you can make the best decisions for you and your loved ones. Below I will cover a few common liver myths. In Liver Rescue, I debunk these myths in much more detail, along with many others that are vital to understand for the sake of your health now and in the future.

Complete Cell Regeneration Every Seven Years

There’s a lot of different theories about how long it takes for all the cells of the body to regenerate. One common belief is that it takes seven years for the entire body to renew. This isn’t true. Many factors play a role in cell regeneration: nutrients, stress, pathogens, deficiencies, inherited and newly encountered toxins such as heavy metals, the environmental challenges someone’s living with, even the emotional environmental challenges someone’s living with and the resources available to that person. They can all influence the speed with which cells rejuvenate and it means that the exact timing of how many years it takes for cells to replace themselves can’t be ascertained by medical research and science, because there is no set timeline and it’s different for everyone.

The liver, however, is different. First of all, not all the cells of the liver can regenerate. Some severely damaged and scarred tissue in the liver generally can’t be renewed. At the same time, the liver has the ability to renew the parts of the liver that are in working order more profoundly than any other part of the body can. The liver is incredibly responsible and steady—it is the rock of the body. It ever so responsibly renews the working parts of the liver on a specific schedule that I share in Liver Rescue in order to sustain life. Medical science and research have no understanding or awareness that the liver operates on this specific time clock. I also share in Liver Rescue how the liver uses intelligence it holds from thousands of years ago (yes, you read that right - even if you’re only 20 or 40 years old this is still true) and how you can help your liver maximize its incredible renewal timing and functions so you can grow older with greater health.

Liver Flushes

Liver flushes (and liver and gallbladder flushes) can seem like a smart idea. It sounds like flushing the liver would be helpful, doesn’t it? But there’s two major problems with these flushes that make them a bad idea. Firstly, the liver doesn’t like to be pushed or forced. The liver is extremely intelligent and it knows how to perform its over 2000 undiscovered functions perfectly. All it needs from us is the right loving support—and that does not come with forcing it in the way our human minds might think is best. In Liver Rescue, I share these undiscovered functions of the liver and exactly how you can support your liver in the way it likes, deserves and needs. Our livers also have a longer memory than us. They know precisely the kinds and quantities of pathogens, toxins, toxic heavy metals, and harmful foods that we are up against, including those we were born into this world with from our family line (this is not our genetics but what we have inherited from previous generations at conception and in the womb.)

While we may think it’s best to just get all the toxins out at once in a flush, the liver knows better. We might think following a seemingly well designed flush protocol will result in all the toxins ending up in the toilet. But the liver, with its infinite wisdom and understanding of what’s going on inside of your body that you can’t see or know, knows that‘s not how it works. In truth, when someone does a liver flush that pushes and forces the liver, the bloodstream is where those toxins end up. The liver knows, even though we’re not aware, that all these poisons entering the blood at once put the heart and brain under direct threat. An onslaught of toxic sludge and debris headed for our heart valves and ventricles is not what the liver wants for you. It could cause erratic heartbeats, stress on the heart, inflammation, elevated adrenaline, and electrical confusion of the heart, all while we’re busy looking for stones in the toilet. In Liver rescue, I also share the truth about what these “stones” really are. Fortunately, there’s a better and more effective way to cleanse the liver that actually supports and helps the liver. That’s what I share in Liver Rescue.

Secondly, the flushes that are popular today also use ingredients that only make the liver work harder, like olive oil or apple cider vinegar. The high fat content of the olive oil is extremely hard on the liver and apple cider vinegar, while its the best vinegar available, is still hard on the liver also. In truth, vinegar can actually contribute to a sluggish and stagnant liver almost as much as alcohol. Surprised? I give a full explanation of why this is the case in Liver Rescue. There’s so much to know about the liver that science and research hasn’t yet discovered. There’s a reason Liver Rescue is my largest and most packed book yet.

Liver Stones

There’s a very popular belief today that stones can form in the liver, like they do in the gallbladder. This is another misconception. It’s not possible for the liver to form its own stones. There are no cases of the hepatic ducts inside the liver getting clogged with stones—so-called “liver stones”—because the liver does not pass already formed stones through the ducts that lead bile to the gallbladder.The liver is too hot for stones to form. The liver’s heat is actually a mechanism that protects you from stones forming there, whether hard or soft. If stones did form within it, the liver wouldn’t be able to pass them through the bile. Instead they are formed in the gallbladder, which is much cooler. I describe the process by which this happens in detail in Liver Rescue and how to safely and effectively break them down, which is also currently unknown and misunderstood.

If someone has done a liver flush before and seen “stones” in the toilet, it was really food and debris from the intestinal tract mixed with the oil from the concoctions that go with the cleanse. And if the cleanse that someone did was fat free, there will still be bits and pieces of food waste coming off the walls of the intestinal linings mixed with the large quantities of herbal mixtures someone usually ingested for the flush. These combine with mucus from the digestive tract and are expelled together so when you look into the toilet you think you saw liver stones when you didn’t. If you’ve done liver flushes before and seen what you believed to be liver stones in the toilet and felt better after them, there’s a reason for that too which I explain in Liver Rescue. Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean you helped your liver cleanse or heal.

Thankfully, there are many ways you can support your liver that will help it renew and do its job much better. Your liver is desperate for you to help it in the right way. Liver Rescue is dedicated to showing you exactly how to support and love your liver. To finally give your liver the opportunity it’s been waiting for to safely and effectively do the deep clean it seriously needs. Your liver wants to protect you. To keep you alive, safe and well. And it needs your help more now than ever before to do so.


This item posted: 02-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

This egg-free, diary-free, gluten-free chickpea quiche is portable and stores well in the refrigerator. Try baking one up on Sunday and munching it throughout the week for an easy breakfast or lunch option. It tastes wonderful on its own and also tastes amazing topped with an herby tomato sauce, such as the Ratatouille Tomato Sauce recipe on page 400 of Liver Rescue.

In Liver Rescue, I share how the star ingredients in this recipe can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Broccoli: The “trunks” of broccoli are rich in sulfur compounds, which are not researched to the extent needed—they’re more important than we realize. These phytochemical sulfur compounds act as harmful gas to unfriendly bacteria and other microorganisms inside the intestinal tract and also travel straight to the liver, where they saturate liver tissue, allowing the liver’s immune system to have a fighting chance at controlling pathogens.

Tomatoes: Harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver admires: the liver uses it to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size. Even poorly grown tomatoes have a high mineral content. These minerals often get to the deep, inner core of the liver, helping prevent disease where it commonly starts for people. Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse. If you’re avoiding tomatoes due to trendy nightshade hatred that constantly recirculates over and over again, you’re missing out on keeping your liver healthy and preventing disease.

Chickpea Quiche

Ingredients:
4 cups small broccoli florets
4 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
4 cups diced red onion
8 garlic cloves, skins on
2 cups water
3 cups chickpea flour
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
2 teaspoons sea salt

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread the broccoli florets, tomatoes, red onion, and garlic cloves on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper and roast for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.

Peel the roasted garlic cloves (being careful not to burn your fingers!) and place them into the blender along with the water, chickpea flour, lemon juice, poultry seasoning, and sea salt and blend until a smooth batter forms. Pour the batter into a large mixing bowl and stir in all of the roasted vegetables. Pour this mixture into a quiche dish or pan lined with parchment paper.

Alternatively, you can divide the quiche batter into a standard 12-cup muffin pan lined with parchment baking cups and make individual mini quiches. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, opening the oven halfway through to release steam. The quiche is done when the top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove the quiche from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Tips:
This quiche freezes well, so make two and you’ll have one on hand for an easy grab-and-go meal anytime. Remove the parchment lining prior to freezing.

Makes 6-8 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 01-Nov-2018 - Disclaimer

These wonderfully hearty and flavorful Curry Pockets are the perfect meal or snack to satisfy you without weighing you down. Made with healing vegetables and spices, they are fat free, grain free, and plant based. Pair them with a green salad for a delicious dinner or lunch at home, or pack them into lunch boxes for your whole family to enjoy.

Potatoes are an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion. They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress related illnesses. Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD.

Cauliflower has excellent anti-inflammatory properties due to its omega-3 content and is an essential food for those trying to prevent chronic inflammation as in fibromyalgia, hepatitis, arthritis, cardiomyopathy, cystic fibrosis, IBS, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is also known to be an effective detoxifier for the liver and spleen and can aid in cleansing toxins from the blood, lymph, tissues, and organs.

Peas are one of the most nutritious of the leguminous vegetables and are rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, K, and B-complex and minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium, and manganese. They are a great source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fats in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

Curry Pockets

Potato pocket ingredients:
4-5 medium-sized potatoes
1 tbsp potato starch
3 tbsp tapioca flour (more if needed)
Sea salt and pepper
1/2-1 tsp water (if needed)

Curry filling:
1 cup finely chopped cauliflower
1/3 cup frozen green peas, defrosted
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cilantro
1/2 ground turmeric
1.5 tsp curry powder
Small handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Directions:
Place all the potatoes in a large pot fitted with a steaming basket. Add a few inches of water and steam until soft, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove and cool for 10 to 15 minutes, until cool enough to handle.

Place the potatoes in a large, flat-bottomed bowl or pot and mash until they are broken down. Add the salt, pepper, potato starch, tapioca flour and mash until the flour and starch have been incorporated. If the mixture is very dry, add a bit of warm water. If the mixture is very wet, add a bit more tapioca flour. The dough should be pliable and not stick to your fingers. Set aside while you make the filling.

Steam the chopped cauliflower in a steaming basket or fine mesh sieve over a pot of water until cooked. Remove and add to a bowl with the peas, ground cumin, ground cilantro, curry powder, fresh cilantro, sea salt, pep-per and lemon juice (if using). Mix well.

To make the pockets, take a handful of the potato mixture and roll it into a ball. Flatten the sides out so that there is a cavity in the middle, then add a tablespoon of the filling. Close the pocket gently and smooth out any creas-es. Repeat with remaining dough.

Place a non-stick pan over medium-low heat or spray with a bit of avocado oil (if needed). Add the pockets and cook for 5-10 minutes on either side, until browned and crispy. You can bake them in the oven at 350F for an additional 20 minutes if you want them even more crispy.

Makes 4-5 pockets

Learn more about how to restore your liver in my new book Liver Rescue

This item posted: 27-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

Just like weight gain, mystery hunger is an issue that is often treated unkindly. But regardless of what someone might have said to you, there is nothing wrong with you as a person. It is not gluttony, it is not a character defect. There is a real reason why you are experiencing insatiable hunger. Different doctors have brought different theories to the table to explain away this condition, including psychological overeating disorder; a miscommunication in the brain; a stomach disorder; hormonal disorders due to pregnancy, ovulation, or menopause; hyperthyroidism; seasonal affective disorder (SAD); depression; diabetes; and acid reflux. The list goes on—and these are painful diagnoses to receive. You might feel at odds with your own body or mind. The truth is, though, that none of these diagnoses truly get to the heart of the matter. As I have shared many times before, there are so many mystery symptoms and conditions that medical science and research do not have the answers to. Today, we are going to uncover what is really to blame for your constant hunger. And for an even greater understanding, you can refer to the in-depth explanation I offer in my book, Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune.

A Starving Liver

What could possibly make you want to eat so much? A starving liver—a liver that is in desperate need of the three Cs: critical clean carbohydrates. What your liver is not hungry for is fat calories, which most everyone is consuming in high quantities. What it’s really starving for is glucose from fruits and carbohydrate rich vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squashes. However, when there is fat in the liver and in the blood from the high fat foods most of us consume from the time we begin eating solid foods, the liver is unable to access any glucose we do eat. If you’re thinking that you don’t eat a high fat diet, it’s important to know that high protein diets are actually high fat diets. Almost every high protein food is inherently high in fat also, including eggs, chicken, nuts, seeds, milk, cheese, fish, beef, bacon, tofu, and more. Some of these foods like eggs and dairy are best avoided because of the ways they contribute to chronic illness and symptoms, which I explain in Liver Rescue. Other high protein and high fat foods can still be included, but it’s important they don’t dominate your diet so you can make space for more glucose-rich foods like fruits, potatoes, and winter squashes. To fully understand why the high protein and high fat trends have gained so much traction and what you can do about it, I wrote a whole chapter on this topic in Liver Rescue.

Now you know that your liver is starving for glucose. It’s this desperate need for glucose that drives the intense hunger people can experience where they feel like they can just keep eating and eating. A healthy liver has built up glycogen reserves. These reserves are compacted glucose in the tissue used to fuel your body, keep your organs healthy, and prevent disease. When the liver is forced to store fat instead, it loses its glycogen storage and begins to deteriorate. Fats also inhibit glucose from entering into the cells of other organs with ease. The heart, for example, is a muscle that requires glucose, or it weakens. In this case, no matter a person’s incredibly fit physique, he or she can eventually be heart attack bound if the diet is always too high in fat or protein and not enough glucose. Until fat is lowered in the diet so glucose can get into the liver and other cells and organs of the body, and there is sufficient glucose from fruits and carbohydrate rich vegetables being consumed, the liver will keep crying out for more of the fuel it needs, which means the constant hunger someone is experiencing will continue. Once the liver gets the breaks from fat it needs and sufficient glucose, and has the opportunity to heal, the constant hunger will begin to fall away.

Liver Stressors

In addition to fats, our livers are under stress from pathogenic activity in our bodies. Viruses and bacteria sit in the liver and feed off of toxic heavy metals (think: copper, steal, mercury, lead, alloys, and many more). Some people might have one or two varieties of streptococcus, for example, as opposed to others with five or eight varieties, while someone else might have a different bacteria and a virus like HHV6. But do not be deceived—everyone has viruses in the liver, Epstein-Barr being the most common, and bacteria like streptococcus. Pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and plastic residue also accumulate to create a landfill in the liver that further prevents it from accessing glucose. For a full list of the hundreds of different “Liver Troublemakers” that can affect the health of your liver, check out Liver Rescue. While some of them are a part of our everyday lives that can’t be avoided, others can be minimized or you can prevent exposure or consumption altogether. All of these troublemakers, in addition to too much fat and protein in the diet, can lead to a sluggish or fatty liver, which is always present in someone with mystery hunger. If you are not feeling the effects of a fatty or stressed liver causing the mystery hunger symptom now, it doesn't mean you aren’t living with other symptoms caused by a stressed liver. Unfortunately this burden the liver carries will finally catch up with you. However, with the right foods and healing steps, you can turn this around and bring your liver back to health.

What Can You Do?

I am not talking about table sugars when I tell you your sugar intake needs to increase. Fruit, sweet potatoes, all varieties of potatoes, and winter squashes are your answers. Do not be afraid of the word fructose. Do not cheat yourself from healing fruits like apples, berries, melons, grapes, bananas, peaches, and plums. Fruit fear is rampant today and it’s absolutely critical for your health and your loved ones’ health that you know the truth about fruit. That’s why I covered this topic in a radio show and article. When the liver’s glucose needs are satisfied, it shuts down your hunger signal. All of the above are perfect examples of critical clean carbohydrates that refuel the liver.

Mineral salts are another part of the equation. This means adding more leafy greens, celery, spinach, brussels sprouts, and asparagus into your diet. Of course, and perhaps most importantly, do not forget to drink your celery juice. If you can, try to drink at least 16 ounces of straight celery juice a day. The mineral salts in celery juice will help your liver rid itself of the sludge that is hanging around from unwanted viruses and other toxins.

As always, along with these do’s there are also a few don’ts. Whether you are vegan, paleo, or vegetarian, it is time to reduce the amount of fat in your diet for the reason I have shared. Even lean meats are full of fat. You do not have to eat the chicken skin to consume fat. Fat runs throughout all meats, in its juice, and in fish oil. When you think protein, think fat. For the meat-eaters out there, that means reducing your meat consumption to once a day. For vegetarians, cut out the eggs and dairy products for this reason but also the many other reasons I share in Liver Rescue. Vegans, limit the amount of nut butters, tahini, oils, and avocados you are eating. By eating too much of any of these foods, we are doing serious damage to our livers in the long run.

Moving Forward

Remember, you are supposed to get hungry during the day and it’s good to snack on the right foods every hour and a half to two hours for your adrenals (I share more on this in my books), but constant or insatiable hunger is a signal, a call for help from your liver. It is a sign of a fatty or pre-fatty liver—that the organ is stressed and unable to store glucose. At one point in time, conventional medicine knew that a high-fat diet meant fat build-up in the organs. But with an influx of trends and marketing campaigns and hidden agendas at industry level, the truth has been swept under the carpet. Do not be afraid to heal with the right information, which is truths I share here and in Liver Rescue. Sometimes there are emotional crises that can set us back when it comes to our health and our eating habits. The important thing is that we keep putting one foot in front of the other and making the best choices we can at any time. If you need help changing your diet or creating great meals, Liver Rescue includes many delicious low fat recipes that include foods that are healing to the liver. Take it one day at a time—your hunger is not something to conquer, nor is it a shortcoming. It’s a signal that your liver needs you and it can be turned around.

This item posted: 26-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

No one will miss the crostini with these handheld Potato Bruschetta. The more flavorful your tomatoes, the more bold and wonderful this recipe will be. Diced together with garlic, basil, and sea salt, those tomatoes will sing with the flavors of summer against the tender roasted potato slices.

In Liver Rescue, I share how the star ingredients in this recipe can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…

Potatoes: Abundant in amino acids that specifically inhibit viral growth. Potatoes are high in glucose that provides substance to the liver, as it’s precisely what the liver relies on to keep strong. It also helps build up glycogen storage, the very resource that protects us against blood sugar problems, weight gain, fatty liver, and dirty blood syndrome. Potatoes keep the liver grounded and stable, giving us a good constitution. They’re also shunned for being a nightshade, when in truth they have the ability to reverse many varieties of chronic illness.

Tomatoes: Harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver admires: the liver uses it to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size. Even poorly grown tomatoes have a high mineral content. These minerals often get to the deep, inner core of the liver, helping prevent disease where it commonly starts for people. Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse. If you’re avoiding tomatoes due to trendy nightshade hatred that constantly recirculates over and over again, you’re missing out on keeping your liver healthy and preventing disease.

Potato Bruschetta

Ingredients:
2 large or 4 small russet potatoes
2 cups diced cherry or grape tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 fresh basil leaves, minced
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Additional sea salt, dulse, and/or black pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Slice the potatoes lengthwise into long ovals about ¼ inch thick and arrange them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes, until the tops are turning golden brown.

Whisk the lemon juice, sea salt, garlic, and honey (if desired) in a small bowl. Add the diced tomatoes and toss to combine.

Arrange the baked potato slices on a serving tray and top them with the diced tomatoes and minced basil. Finish off each bruschetta with an extra sprinkle of sea salt, dulse, and/ or black pepper to taste.

Makes 4 servings

Find out more undiscovered properties of healing foods and how they support the liver, check out my bestselling book, Liver Rescue.


This item posted: 25-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

The liver is such a complex and heroic organ, and it has an amazing feature—its very own personalized immune system—which helps fend off illness and protect your health. The liver actually has six unique immune functions with six different kinds of immune cells.

It’s unbelievable how much we rely on our livers and how much the health of our liver influences whether we experience a chronic illness or symptom. Millions of people in the U.S. alone are chronically sick, they’re not functioning, and our medical communities don’t know enough yet about how to help.

Chronic illness is a global burden that’s getting worse every year because the truth about what’s really causing these sicknesses and illnesses is not known or understood in conventional or alternative medical communities. For instance, science and research don’t yet know how the liver is involved in chronic conditions, or that this organ has a powerful and intricate immune system. Sadly, people are left without answers, and worse, without hope for healing.

I am here to tell you that answers are now here for you. Healing is possible when you know the true causes of your chronic illnesses and symptoms and are given the steps to heal these root causes. In my book, Liver Rescue, I share these answers and more. In this article, I will give an overview on the liver’s undiscovered immune system, but I recommend picking up a copy of Liver Rescue for an in-depth understanding on this topic and much more, and how it can help you heal.

First, I want to explain why I have so much respect for the liver. This organ works incredibly hard to filter out bugs—viruses and bacteria—as well as toxic heavy metals, harmful chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. The liver’s immune system is on guard against anything harmful. It also helps process and handle the things we consume, such as fat, protein, pharmaceuticals and alcohol. Too much of any of these substances can weigh the liver down.

Why We Get Sick in the First Place

To begin with, it helps to know that the main reason people get sick with chronic illness is because of pathogens—viruses and bacteria—as well as toxic heavy metals and chemicals. We live in toxic times. And science and research doesn’t know this yet, but different strains of Epstein-Barr, streptococcus, shingles, and other viruses and bacteria are at the root of most chronic health conditions, mystery symptoms and autoimmune diseases. (The autoimmune theory, which is that our own immune system is attacking our own organs, is incorrect, by the way. It’s important to know this: your body never attacks itself. Learn more about what’s really going on in my book Liver Rescue).

In addition to the pathogens, your liver also has to deal with toxic heavy metals, including mercury, lead, copper, and aluminum, which are another factor that contributes to illness. Viruses, bacteria and heavy metals can be passed down the family line, which means a parent or grandparent’s exposure can still be inside the body of a young child today and be affecting them now or even later on down the road in their life. It’s important to note that this is different to genetics. I explain how these toxins are inherited, not genetic, in Liver Rescue.

Now, our immune system isn’t just there to prevent a flu or to fight cancer—it’s got a huge job dealing with a wide range of undiscovered viruses that plague our planet. When you take a bite off your friend’s plate at dinner or share a kiss with a loved one or use the toilet at the gas station, you can easily pick up a new strain.

And the truth is, viruses are the main cause of our chronic health issues. These invaders wage attacks deep in our bodies, far beneath the surface in our organs and glands. And these viruses are sneaky—sometimes they don’t make a lot of noise. They’re extremely patient, but eventually they strike out.

Then people start to have strange symptoms or they may get a diagnosis of anything and everything under the sun: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, shingles, lyme disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and many more. Or they may experience symptoms like migraines, tremors, aches and pains, ringing in the ears, floaters in the eyes, weak limbs, fatigue, hot flashes, loss of focus or concentration, loss of libido, hair loss, weight gain, and so on. Viruses can cause all of these. They aren’t autoimmune conditions and they aren’t genetic. Nor are they conditions or symptoms you have manifested. Nor do you have to just deal with them for the rest of your life. Not when you know their true causes and how to heal, which I share in my books.

Any of these things can bog the liver down: pathogens, toxic heavy metals, chemical poisons, high-fat diets, high-protein diets (whether plant based or animal based), pharmaceuticals and alcohol. In truth, there are hundreds of what I call “Liver Troublemakers,” which I list in Liver Rescue. It’s critical you become aware of what they are so you can do your best to minimize or avoid them or take the steps to support your liver better for those you can’t avoid. After years and decades of being bombarded, the liver can start to break down and lose its ability to function well and protect you.

But the miraculous thing is, you can make changes that will reverse the course. You can change direction and support the liver’s immune system and the liver itself. These are fundamental steps toward health and true healing. Remember: you need your liver, and your livers need you.

The Liver’s Six Immune Functions

It will be decades before science and research unearths the subtle but important differences among the liver’s six different functions. So far, only one of these has been observed, or flagged, by modern medicine and there’s still much not understood about how this one known function actually works. There just isn’t enough of a focus on the role of the liver. Most researchers are distracted focusing on the wrong things, like genetics or the autoimmune theory, neither of which will bring answers to chronic illness because the theories are inaccurate.

These six immune functions work together to keep the liver, and our bodies, as healthy as possible:

Hepatic vessel white blood cells: The hepatic portal vein is the main highway for viruses and bacteria to reach the liver. These cells guard the blood vessels that lead to the portal vein.

Hepatic portal vein white blood cells: These white blood cells monitor the portal vein itself. As blood flows through there are helpful nutrients and there are harmful troublemakers. These white blood cells work to stop the troublemakers—the viruses, bacteria, pesticides and more—from reaching their destination of the liver. The more toxins that are coming in though, the harder it is for these white blood cells to keep up.

It’s important to note that the contents of the blood running through this vein came from the digestive tract. That means it’s carrying nutrients too. If people are eating high-fat diets or keto diets (whether it’s a plant-based or animal-based diet) all that fat and high protein has to get processed, which burdens the liver and prevents it from spending more energy on taking out pathogens and toxins.

Hepatic artery white blood cells: These immune cells are situated at the circulatory entrance to the liver, so they’re working with the blood that’s coming from the heart. They’re made to survive that fast-moving, high oxygen blood—they’re aggressive swimmers!

And actually, all of these immune cells are incredible swimmers, they’re just designed to survive and thrive in different environments based on which part of the liver and body they’re protecting.

The hepatic artery white blood cells have a special shape that allows them to hover in an area of rushing blood to catch oncoming pathogens. But when pathogens get through despite it all, they find themselves up against the liver’s next defense—a set of three more immune functions:

Lobule white immune cells: These cells protect parts of the inside of the liver. They border the capillaries and other blood cells where they look out for invaders, like Epstein-Barr (which by the way is the virus responsible for Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, and many “autoimmune” conditions—this is yet to be discovered by science and research). These lobule white blood cells have a license to kill, and they work hard to do just that when a pathogen has gotten through.

These aggressive immune cells have a hard job, and they’re unable to see clearly when our bodies are overrun with other junk, like old pesticides, chemical poisons and metals. That’s why keeping your liver clean is so critical in protecting you from every sickness, symptom and disease—and helping you to recover from any you might already have or are already developing unknowingly.

Bile duct white blood cells: Bile production is one of the top functions of your liver, and these immune cells are assigned to watch over the bile duct system. They’re the only part of the immune system that can withstand bile’s harsh nature. This has not been discovered by research and science yet, but the cells have protective covers that can handle the bile.

The immune cells look for passersby in the bile that could cause infection of the liver, gallbladder, duodenum and GI tract. This white blood cell can even travel upward and into the stomach. It will follow a pathogen as far as it can go, burning up its protective sheath along the path, but following through nonetheless--it’s willing to die to help you!

Liver lymphocytes: These immune cells monitor the outer region of the liver. They tend to stay on the outside, like a watchtower, trying to stop the viruses from getting into lymphatic vessels.

What do all of these immune cells have in common? One, that they are trying with all their might to protect you and keep you alive and healthy. Two, none of them have been discovered by medical science and research yet, which means how the liver works is not yet understood. And three, the more pathogens, toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, pollutants, and fat you are exposed to or consume, the harder it is for them to do their job.

Over time, your liver becomes more and more burdened, toxic, sluggish and stagnant as more and more of these Liver Troublemakers find their way into your liver, take up residence and continue to cause harm. That’s why it’s absolutely critical to find out more about how your liver works and how you can support it with the proper care and steps, which I share in detail in Liver Rescue. It’s your complete guide to understand and healing your liver and overall health. It contains the secrets for anti-aging, weight management, healing and disease prevention.

Supporting Your Liver’s Immune System

I’ve just scratched the surface of the liver and its incredibly sophisticated immune system. Here are a few quick starter tips for healing this critical organ. For a proper understanding of how to care for your hardworking liver, including healing foods and herbs, suggested supplement dosages for different illnesses and symptoms, and my Liver 3:6:9 Cleanse, please refer to Liver Rescue.

*  Avoid too much fat and protein whether you’re vegan or eat animal products. It’s OK to have some healthy fats and healthy protein, but high-fat, high-protein and keto diets are very hard on your liver. These diets bog the liver down and make it hard for your liver to protect you from the toxins and pathogens that make you sick.

In Liver Rescue, I share exactly how your body responds to certain amounts of fat that you consume and why its problematic at certain levels. I also share alternative food options that will support your liver’s health.

*  Stay hydrated with lemon or lime water, coconut water, cucumber juice, and fresh fruit and vegetable juices as well as fresh fruit and fresh lettuce and greens so your liver and it’s immune system can function well.

*  Drink 16 ounces of pure celery juice every morning on an empty stomach.

*  Try the Liver 3:6:9 Cleanse in Liver Rescue. This cleanse is designed to work perfectly with the liver and its unique needs. It’s an easy and simple cleanse that can yield powerful results. Also, learn and apply the rest of the healing information I share in Liver Rescue so you can the best friend to your liver it’s been waiting for you to be.

It breaks my heart to see how many people are suffering with health problems that stem from the liver, especially when people are guided down paths of misinformation and even further away from healing. I know so many of you are working on healing with the truths I share. And others are still on the search for the truth. Please hang in there, and saturate yourself with the information I share in Liver Rescue. Know that I care about you, and I want to help you get better. Take this journey one day at a time. Do it for you, and do it for your loved ones. You deserve to heal.


This item posted: 20-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

Looking for a fun and delicious meal or snack for you and your family? Fat free and grain free, these Pizza Pockets are packed full of healing ingredients that come together in the perfect comforting vehicle – a crispy potato pocket! Be prepared for all the flavors of pizza with each bite into the pocket. Pizza Pockets are a great portable option to take to work, to eat on the go, or to pack into your children’s school lunchboxes. You can also make them in advance and freeze them so they’re ready whenever you need a quick snack or meal.

Potatoes are a nutritious, healthy food that are rich in vitamins A, C, & B-complex and minerals such as manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Potatoes contain an antioxidant called quercetin which has anti-cancer and cardio-protective properties. Potatoes are an excellent source of B6, a vitamin which is essential for the formation of almost every new cell in the body. Vitamin B6 also is a vital component for the neurological system and for the creation of amines which are neurotransmitters that send messages from one nerve to the next.

This makes potatoes an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion. They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress related illnesses. Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD.

Pizza Potato Pockets

Ingredients:
4-5 medium-sized potatoes (about 1.5 lb)
1 tbsp potato starch
3 tbsp tapioca flour (more if needed)
1 tsp dried oregano (optional)
1 tsp dried basil (optional)
0.5 - 1 tsp water (if needed)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Cheese sauce:
1 steamed potato, diced
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt (more if needed)
1/4-1/3 cup water or vegetable broth

Pizza sauce:
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp raw honey
3-4 tbsp water
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Place all the potatoes in a large pot fitted with a steaming basket. Add a few inches of water and steam until soft, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove and cool for 10-15 minutes, until cool enough to handle. Remove one of the potatoes from the pot and set aside for the cheese sauce.

Place the remaining potatoes in a large, flat-bottomed bowl or pot and mash until they are broken down. Add the sea salt, pepper, potato starch, tapioca flour, oregano and basil, and mash until the flour and starch have been incorporated. If the mixture is very dry, add a bit of warm water. If the mixture is very wet, add a bit more tapioca flour. The dough should be pliable and not stick to your fingers. Set aside while you make the filling.

Place the left-over potato in a small food processor or blender and add the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, lemon juice, sea salt, and water/vegetable stock. Blend until smooth. Add a bit more liquid if necessary, then set aside.

Make the pizza sauce by combining the tomato paste, dried oregano, dried thyme, raw honey, water, sea salt and pepper in a bowl and mixing well.

To make the pockets, take a handful of the potato mixture and roll it into a ball. Flatten the sides out so that there is a cavity in the middle, then add a couple teaspoons of the pizza sauce and cheese sauce. Close the pocket gently and smooth out any creases. Repeat with remaining potato dough.

Place a non-stick pan over medium-low heat (you can use a non stick pan or spray with a bit of avocado oil.) Add the pockets and cook for 5-10 minutes on either side, until golden brown and crispy. You can bake them in the oven at 350F for an additional 20 minutes if you want them even more crispy.

Makes 4-5 potato pockets

For more healing recipes, check out my bestselling books Medical Medium, Life-Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing, and Liver Rescue.

This item posted: 19-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer

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