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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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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:
Barley grass juice powder
Ginger (try juicing ginger or making ginger water)
Rose hip tea
Wild blueberry powder
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
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 (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.
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
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).
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)
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)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
We are dealing with an epidemic of sluggish liver today. Nine out of ten people, children included, have a sluggish liver without being aware of it. It might surprise you, but a sluggish liver is at the root of countless symptoms and conditions, including skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne; weight gain; type 2 diabetes; chemical and food sensitivities; seasonal affective disorder; anxiety; depression; varicose veins; SIBO; bloating; and more. (A sluggish liver, by the way, is different than a fatty liver, which is a topic I’ll cover another time).
If you’re dealing with any health condition right now, the information I provide in my book Liver Rescue and here can help you heal. And if you’re not dealing with a condition, it can help you for the future. Even if you just have a minor symptom or two, the undiscovered information in Liver Rescue can help you. As I shared above, the liver is the crux of so many issues and medical science and research aren’t aware of this. Helping heal your liver is—without a doubt—one of the best and most critical things you can do for your health and wellbeing.
The Liver’s Essential Roles
First of all, it’s important to know that your liver is a serious workhorse. It works really, really hard for you, and it’s responsible for over 2,000 undiscovered critical chemical functions in the body.
The liver has many responsibilities, all of which are critical to you staying alive. One of the liver’s responsibilities is to purify and filter out harmful substances. It also neutralizes poisons, which means it stops toxins from being as harmful as they really are. That way, the toxins don’t harm your body as much when they leave the liver. When the liver becomes sluggish from years and decades of desperately protecting you, it loses its ability to neutralize, and the result is that people become sick or symptomatic and start to age before their time.
The liver also holds onto and orchestrates helpful substances, like nutrients, vitamins and the right balance of hormones, among many other incredible functions.
How the Liver Becomes Sluggish
Unfortunately, it’s all too easy in today’s world for the liver to become overwhelmed. It can only do so much, after all. And we live in toxic times, where poisons from chemicals, old DDT, pesticides and insecticides are everywhere from our groceries to our carpet. We absorb those toxins through the air, through food and through our skin, and they end up in the liver.
A second category of poison is toxic heavy metals, and that includes mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, copper, nickel, steel, and more.
Pathogens—that is, viruses and bacteria—are a third major burden on the liver. Our bodies are full of undiscovered strains of streptococcus and Epstein-Barr for instance, and these viruses cause a multitude of health problems. We are exposed to pathogens in many different ways, such as sharing a drink, touching a dirty door handle and then rubbing our eyes, or through intimacy with a partner. Pathogens get into the liver and from there they feed off toxic heavy metals and other toxins and foods in the body. After feeding off these substances, they then eliminate and excrete the neurotoxins and dermatoxins I discuss in Liver Rescue. Medical communities are still unaware that pathogens feed and eliminate in our bodies, which is one of the main reasons why there is no true understanding of what really causes chronic illness in the medical and alternative health worlds.
All of those burdens—the chemical toxins, the heavy metals and pathogens—can actually be passed down the family line from generation to generation. That means a baby born today can, unfortunately, inherit some of grandma’s DDT and heavy metal exposure and great grandpa’s strain of Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, streptococcus (all of which have multiple undiscovered strains) or any other pathogens that may be in the family line. It’s important to know this doesn’t mean it’s in your genes. It’s inherited, which as I explain in my books, is entirely different to a genetic DNA issue.
In addition to the toxins in our environment, we also harm our livers through our diet and lifestyle choices. We burden the liver with medications (which of course are sometimes necessary,) recreational drugs, and alcohol. Eating a high-protein and high fat diet is also a major, unrecognized burden and as I explain in Liver Rescue, almost all of us have been eating a high diet knowingly or unknowingly since we started on solid food. If you think this isn’t true for you, it’s important to read the truths I share on this topic in Liver Rescue. Diet trends today, regardless of whether they are plant or animal based, suggest that eating lots of protein and fat is the healthiest way to eat, but this isn’t accurate. In truth, high protein and high fat diets force the liver to do a tremendous amount of work that could have been avoided. The liver is already bombarded with processing, filtering, and disarming chemicals, toxic heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, medications, drugs, and alcohol. It doesn’t need to add fat and protein to that list, but that’s exactly what it’s been forced to do since the beginning due to the way we eat today. And to add yet another troublemaker to the list, the stressful times we live in means that our adrenal glands are pumping out large amounts of adrenaline, which is corrosive in the body, and the liver has to contend with that too. For a full list of the hundreds of what I call “Liver Troublemakers,” read my chapter on this topic in Liver Rescue.
To make matters worse, many people are chronically dehydrated, and having enough hydration is critical for the liver to function properly. You can be dehydrated from the time you’re a baby, or from the time you’re three or four years old without knowing it. So sometimes people have been chronically dehydrated for years or decades, which has been making your liver’s job much harder.
It’s All Too Much
When some or all of those issues lead the liver to become sluggish, what happens is the liver’s bile reserves break down and bile production weakens. Strong bile is important because bile is one of the ways toxins are carried out of the liver. Bile carries toxins into the colon so they can be eliminated in feces. Plus, whenever you eat fat, your liver releases bile to break it down and deliver the fat to your body as an energy source. This process is a lot more complicated and vital than it sounds. The problem is that the liver isn’t meant to be producing a lot of bile all the time. And the more bile it has produce, the more it wears out the liver and makes it sluggish.
When the liver is sluggish and bile production isn’t sufficient for the amount of fat someone is consuming in their diet, the fat stores have to go somewhere. The fat ends up going to the lining of the digestive tract, where it feeds harmful bacteria such a streptococcus. Also, since the liver is overloaded and the bile can’t break down all the fat anymore, the stomach loses it’s hydrochloric acid, which is essential for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. That causes bloating or gut rot, and people end up with a diagnosis of SIBO, but the true reason isn’t understood. In truth, the majority of the inner workings of the liver are still unknown by medical communities. For a full explanation, refer to Liver Rescue.
Different Types of Sluggish Liver
It’s going to be several decades before science and research learns that there are actually five varieties of sluggish liver. Different symptoms result from different parts of the liver being sluggish: the middle of the liver, the bottom of the liver, top of the liver, left side of the liver, and the right side of the liver. In Liver Rescue I share the symptoms that can come when each one of these part of the liver is sluggish. Someone can have just one or all five parts of the liver be sluggish.
Now let’s take a look at a handful of conditions and symptoms someone with a sluggish liver may experience and why. It’s very important to note that these explanations are very brief and do not cover all the details behind and involved in how these conditions and symptoms develop. For a full understanding, please read Liver Rescue as I can only scratch the surface here.
Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Mysterious Skin Conditions
Contrary to popular belief, eczema and psoriasis aren’t autoimmune issues, they’re actually rooted in the liver. These and many other mysterious skin conditions are caused by a virus that’s feeding off a toxin. In the case of eczema and psoriasis, it’s usually one of the many strains of Epstein-Barr virus (or another virus) feeding off copper and sometimes mercury. The virus then eliminates what I call a dermatoxin, which the body tries to detoxify by sending it out through the skin. As it sends it through the skin, it creates irritation and inflammation.
An overloaded liver can also cause acne, though in this case it’s because streptococcus is living in the liver and has traveled through the lymphatic system to under the skin where it causes acne. In Liver Rescue, I explain why acne appears on the skin where it does and why it varies by person. Acne gets worse during certain hormonal cycles such as puberty or menstruation because the immune system drops in those times. The body is expending more energy on the hormonal cycle than the immune system, which allows the strep bacteria to strengthen and lead to more breakouts. Remember that stress too has a hormonal component, because the body pumps out certain hormones when we’re under stress. Learn more about eczema, psoriasis and acne in Liver Rescue.
Type 2 Diabetes
Science and research believe type 2 diabetes has everything to do with sugar consumption and insulin resistance. But again, it actually has everything to do with the liver. It’s not just about the pancreas because the liver protects the pancreas, and when the liver is toxic and sluggish, it can’t properly protect the pancreas anymore. You might be surprised to learn that it’s fat that should be minimized or avoided when you have diabetes, not sugar. When people start exercising and eating a diet with less fat, the liver starts recovering and they can reverse the type 2 diabetes (though they still may have a sluggish liver and need to take more steps to address that). For more on how this works, please refer to Liver Rescue.
Weight gain comes down to the liver also. While two other factors, the thyroid and the adrenals, can often be involved, it’s important to know that they both lead back to the liver. When the liver gets bogged down by everything it has to process, bile breaks down also. And when bile breaks down, it can’t process fat, and so fat builds up in the bloodstream and the gut. When that happens, people can put on weight on really quickly. (Note that some people can also be skinny and still have a sluggish liver).
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
I have a whole chapter in Liver Rescue about seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It’s actually not about the seasons so much as how people change their diet and lifestyle habits in different seasons. In the summertime your liver does better because you tend to be outside exercising, walking more, eating fresh fruit and salads and also getting more sun—and sun is one element that helps the liver. In winter, people tend to exercise less, stay indoors more and eat fewer fresh foods and more high fat, high sugar foods. These diet and lifestyle changes trigger an underlying issue that already exists in the body, which is sluggish liver due to pathogens, toxins, heavy metals, and more. The diet and lifestyle changes still aren’t the cause, but the trigger to what is already at work in the body.
As I said, these descriptions are only a hint of what’s happening to create these symptoms and conditions, To get the full truth about all of these conditions and many more in Liver Rescue. For more on these conditions plus many more, including varicose veins, spider veins, dark circles under the eyes, chemical sensitivities, SIBO, strep, gout, PANDAS, jaundice, digestive issues and so much more, please read the information I share in Liver Rescue.
The Liver Over Time
When people are younger they often don’t show the signs of a sluggish liver yet because it takes time—sometimes decades—for the liver to start to burn out and for symptoms to appear. Some people do experience symptoms when they’re young though—I’ve seen teenagers with hypoglycemia for instance. But eventually the toxin level starts to catch up with us. Whether symptoms show or not, someone can still have a sluggish liver and as you know by now, most people do.
The Liver’s Warning System
The liver has what can be described as an anti-sluggish emergency alarm response. This is a chemically induced response that brings new vital energy to break up stagnancy. The response is a liver spasm. This spasm can result in a tingle, a twitch, a slight ache, warmth, heat, pulling, bloating, a prick, a stitch in the side, or—much of the time—no feeling at all. It usually occurs quietly, with little or no discernable sensation, though it does bring renewal to that portion of the liver that spasmed and allow the liver to temporarily regain some control.
Why Deficiencies Result
Our livers are gatekeepers, and when they’re so filled up and worn down and distracted with the all the troublemakers they have to process and disarm, they can’t keep in the good things like the nutrients we need to function and thrive. Just like toxins can be passed along through our family line, so can helpful nutrients. So our livers are filled with vitamins and minerals and other nutrients from our mom, and from her mom.
The liver wants to hold onto and manage those nutrients, but it can’t if it’s preoccupied dealing with the liver troublemakers. When the liver has to release nutrients, it can lead to deficiencies.
A lot of people are getting blood work to see if nutrient deficiencies are triggering health problems. But the root of the issue—what’s causing those deficiencies in the first place—is often a sluggish liver, and this isn’t known.
How to Help Rescue Your Liver and Move Forward
I lay out all the details of how to support your liver and recover your health in Liver Rescue, but I want to give you a great start to healing and getting better right now. Here are some ways to help your liver:
Cut back on fat and protein. You don’t need as much as you think. I know there’s a trend toward high-protein and high-fat diets right now, but the truth is fat and protein bog down your liver and prevent it from effectively filtering toxins. Yes, even healthy fats. It’s best to eliminate dairy and eggs completely for the reasons I share in Liver Rescue, but if you eat animal protein like chicken, beef, and fish, try limiting your intake to a small piece once a day or once every other day because all animal foods naturally contain a lot of fat. If you eat a plant based diet, try reducing your oils, nuts, seeds, and avocado. Reducing fats no matter what kind of diet you eat is a powerful way to support your liver.
Eliminate fat from your morning meal. Focus the morning hours on fresh fruit, fresh juices, smoothies or smoothie bowls made with fruit, and vegetables. Eat as much as you’d like and graze over the morning on more fruits. One apple and one banana isn’t enough. You want to still get plenty of calories so you need to eat a lot more of these foods than you would eggs and bacon or cereal and milk for example. This break from fats in the morning gives your liver more time to do its clean up job each day.
Increase your hydration. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of lemon or lime water, coconut water, and some fresh fruit and green juices. Fresh salads, fruits and berries will help you hydrate too.
Drink pure celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. As many of you already know, this is a fundamental tool Spirit and I recommend for health and healing. Celery juice is a golden ticket to health. Drink 16oz on an empty stomach every morning. Read more about celery juice on the blog.
Read the Liver Rescue book. It has unknown information and tools that will serve you and your loved ones for a lifetime. No matter what illness or symptom you or a loved one have or if you simply want to be in the best health possible, Liver Rescue will be helpful for you.
Thank you for being here. As you take these steps to heal, know that I stand behind you. I believe in you, and I care. Take it one day at a time and know that every positive change you make and every step forward you take matters and will help. Bless your heart, bless your soul.
This item posted: 05-Oct-2018 - Disclaimer
This Apple Crisp recipe is a wonderful recipe to serve up at your next gathering with family or friends. Warm, comforting, sweet, and delicious, it’s delicious all on its own or served up with the banana or coconut ice cream recipes on my blog.
Apples offer us not only physical benefits but also healing on a spiritual level. Apples teach us not to get burned by the frost of insensitivity from others. Unlike crops that risk damage from autumn temperatures, many apple varieties continue to grow and ripen through the cooler months, protected by their frost-resistant skin. When a cold front from a friend, lover, or colleague comes upon you, take heed from the apple and draw a protective shield around yourself until conditions improve.
4 red apples, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats (optional: sub 1/2 cup oats for 1/2 cup almond meal for a more biscuity texture)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger (optional)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
Preheat oven to 325F. Place the diced apples in a 11x7 baking dish (or similar). Add the cinnamon, lemon juice and zest and mix well.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, pecans, coconut, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, maple syrup and coconut oil. Mix well, then place on top of the diced apples.
Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is browned and the apples cooked through. Let sit for 10 minutes at room temperature before serving.
For more on the undiscovered healing properties of apples and how they can help you, check out my bestselling book Liver Rescue.
This item posted: 25-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer
Full of flavor and just the right amount of crunch, this delicious salad is a great way to get more leafy greens and fruit into your diet. Massaging the kale with avocado tenderizes the green, while the apple and pecans give the salad just the right amount of crunch. This recipe would be great on a fall or winter holiday table or simply serve it up any day of the week. For a lower fat recipe, you can reduce or omit the pecans and bring in crunchy vegetables of your choice such as finely chopped celery, carrot, or cabbage.
Worried about kale if you have a thyroid problem? Don’t be—it’s amazing for the thyroid. Read more about why in my book Thyroid Healing. Apples are also amazing for the thyroid. Apples are anti-inflammatory for the thyroid because they starve Epstein-Barr Virus, which very often resides in the thyroid. When their pectin enters the digestive system, it releases phytochemicals that bind onto EBV, shrouding the virus cells so that they can’t feed and proliferate.
Kale & Apple Salad
4 cups kale, destemmed and roughly chopped
1 small avocado (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 tbsp raw honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt, more if needed
1/2 tsp black pepper, more if needed
1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 large red apples, such as gala or fuji, chopped
Place the kale, avocado, raw honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Massage the avocado into the kale, then add the pecans, cranberries and apples. Mix well and serve.
Serves: 3-4 people
For more on the undiscovered healing properties of apples and how they can help you, check out my bestselling book Liver Rescue.
This item posted: 22-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer
If you love a good crunch, these sweet baked apple chips are for you. They make a perfect healthy alternative to fried potato chips and crackers with unhealthy ingredients. Plus they’re fat free, which means your liver will be thanking you for the break from processing fats. With less fat to process, it can better help you to heal from countless symptoms and conditions.
Apples are the ultimate colon cleanser. As the pectin from an apple moves through your gut, it collects and rids your body of microbes such as bacteria, viruses, yeast, and mold. It also gathers and expels putrefied, impacted protein and debris that’s been hiding in intestinal pockets and feeding colonies of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and C. difficile. This makes apples an excellent antiproliferative for healing SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and other digestive disorders.
Baked Apple Chips
4-5 red skinned apples, like Gala or Fuji
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
Preheat oven to 200F. Remove the stem of the apples. Using a mandoline or a very sharp knife, cut the apples into 3-6mm discs.
Place a sheet of parchment paper on two large baking sheets and layer the apple slices on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger, then turn the slices over and sprinkle with more.
Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for about 1 hour, then flip the apples to the other side and continue cooking for about 1 hour to 90 minutes more, until light and crispy. Let cool before serving. Best kept at room temperature in an airtight container.
Makes about 50-60 chips
For more on the undiscovered healing properties of apples and how they can help you, check out my bestselling book Liver Rescue.
This item posted: 21-Sep-2018 - Disclaimer
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