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In our day and age, B12 is dearly needed. B12 reserves are diminishing with each generation that goes by and deficiencies are growing at an alarming rate. In truth, almost everyone is deficient in B12 today.
Even if you get a blood test that shows you are high in B12, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the kind of B12 your body can use. Listen to the Medical Medium podcast on Apple podcasts titled “B12 Trick-or-Treat: You Don’t Get It From Meat” to understand how this works.
The body relies on B12 for thousands of daily functions.
• Is critical for the nervous system
• Supports and repairs the endocrine system
• Boosts mental and emotional health
• Builds the immune system
• Protects against neurotoxins from viruses such as EBV
• Strengthens neurotransmitter chemicals
• Keeps homocysteine levels down, which helps reduce inflammation
• Is critical for methylation
• Helps with liver cell communication
• Helps keep the liver out of stagnation
• Strengthens hepatocytes and all other liver cells, as well as liver lobules
• Helps prevent the liver’s blood vessels from atrophying
• Helpful for every symptom and condition
In my B12 podcast, I share that the best kind of supplement to take is B12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. Together, they make the perfect combination to support your B12 needs. For starters, methylcobalamin is good for your eyes, hearing, heart, nervous system, and adrenals. And adenosylcobalamin is good for your central nervous system, spleen, pancreas, liver, and endocrine system. It’s critical to have both of these types of B12. They work as a team to help with the triggers we are up against on this planet, the emotional hardships, and the physical struggles we can go through. They work in combination to battle obstacles together. It’s a combined coenzyme power. Find the B12 I recommend on my supplement directory.
To find out the best dosages of B12 for almost 200 different symptoms and conditions, you can refer to the chapter titled “The True Cause of Your Symptoms and Conditions with Dosages to Heal” in the New York Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune.
This item posted: 20-Oct-2020 - Disclaimer
Vinegar is often considered to be a healthy food to include in your diet, especially apple cider vinegar. In truth, vinegar, even the best kind, has a detrimental effect on the body and is best avoided if you are trying to cleanse your body in order to heal a chronic illness, symptom, or condition.
“Vinegar dehydrates the body on a deep, deep organ level, and when you’re cleansing, you don’t want to dehydrate the body. Vinegar preserves poisons, trapping them in your organs—and not so that it can then drive them out of your body. Toxins dehydrate us, as they require an abundance of water to dilute them and eventually flush them out of our cells so they can safely leave our organs without hurting us. Rather than help flush out these toxins, vinegar allows toxins to penetrate our cells and organs because it sucks the water out of cells, and that even drives poisons and toxins deeper into organ tissue.
Picture this: a jar of pickles, with cucumbers sitting in a bath of water and vinegar. If the water in that jar had traces of fluoride, lead, arsenic, pesticides, or any other variety of chemical poison, the vinegar would bind onto those toxins, pushing them deep into the pickles, possibly all the way to the core. That’s how vinegar works. Well, we have water in our blood too. Toxins also float in it, and it’s a good thing that the water is present, because normally, it’s supposed to carry toxins along and flush them out. When we consume vinegar, though, suddenly we’re the jar of pickles, and our organs are the cucumbers getting pickled. The vinegar begins by separating the toxins in our blood from the water clinging to them. This allows the toxins to burrow into organs, glands, and connective tissue—which works precisely against what you’re trying to accomplish on a cleanse. Vinegar also sucks water out of our cells, robbing us of deep hydration reserves in organs such as the liver.
If you’re thinking that apple cider vinegar is exempt from all this vinegar talk, think again. Yes, ACV is more nutritious than other vinegars, because it’s made from apples, which are nutrient-rich. It’s not that much more nutritious than red wine or grape vinegar; grapes hold nutrition just as apples do. All of these fruits are in fermented form, though, and we can’t get away from the truth that no matter the source, vinegar dehydrates the body on a deep, systemic level, causing trouble by keeping poisons inside the body when we’re trying to get rid of them.”
- Excerpt from Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune. Find out how you can heal and the true cause of almost 200 symptoms and conditions in Cleanse To Heal.
This item posted: 15-Oct-2020 - Disclaimer
Caffeine (including coffee, matcha, chocolate, black tea, and green tea) has two effects that can impact your health negatively, especially if you are cleansing with the guidance in Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune in order to heal chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions. One, it dehydrates the body. Two, it prompts the adrenal glands to pump unnecessary levels of adrenaline into your bloodstream, causing a variety of compromises to your brain, liver, and kidneys.
Caffeine gives the adrenals a sense of fight or flight without our actual life circumstances being fight or flight. Now, fight or flight is a privilege we hold, an option for when we’re dealing with stress, loss, or confrontation. Fight or flight is the release of complex blends of life-saving hormones from the adrenals, blends that medical research and science don’t yet even comprehend. It’s for when we’re in a time of need and require the ability to think or act fast for survival.
When we consume caffeine, it creates a boy-who-cried-wolf situation. It’s a kid pulling the fire alarm at school when there’s no fire. If you’re consuming caffeine all day long, you’re continually telling your body that there’s a crisis, prompting your adrenals to respond all day long. That can create a numbness. When a real crisis comes, we may not respond appropriately because we’re basically immune to the experience of adrenaline hitting the central nervous system. And the specific blend of adrenaline that fight or flight triggers can be highly toxic to the body because it’s highly acidic and corrosive to the nervous system and organs. This kind of adrenaline release is not meant to be used every day, let alone multiple times a day. It's meant to be used sparingly. Over time, this adrenaline blend can slowly scorch the liver as the organ sponges up the adrenaline to protect you.
Caffeine addiction forces the adrenals to pump a harsh blend of adrenaline through the body for hours and hours. It’s truly unhealthy, and down the road, it’s going to lead to aging, damaged skin, brain fog, severe focus and concentration problems, fatigue, hair loss, and weight gain. These symptoms may not show themselves in someone’s 20s. They tend to surface later in the 30s and 40s. Even if someone is experiencing weight loss or stable weight right now, they can still gain weight from it later, once the adrenals have been trashed enough or the liver has become stagnant and sluggish enough from excess adrenaline caused by caffeine use. It also causes reactions such as blood sugar imbalances, headaches, insomnia, anxiousness, mysterious sadness, depersonalization, chronic dehydration, kidney stones, and adrenal fatigue.
Caffeine feels good. It gets us to get up and go. But we pay a price for relying on caffeine to do that. When something has that much control over your life, it’s not about giving you pleasure anymore. It’s about taking something away that you weren’t even aware was being taken away. Experiencing life without reliance on a stimulant is a positive direction to take for physical and spiritual elevation. Don’t let caffeine be the factor that holds you back.
- Excerpts from Cleanse To Heal. Read more about how caffeine affects our health in Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal and how you can cleanse your body to heal from its effects.
This item posted: 08-Oct-2020 - Disclaimer
There are over 50 groups of Streptococcus bacteria behind many chronic illnesses, symptoms, and conditions. Many of these groups are still undiscovered by research and science. Almost everyone today has at least one variety of strep bacteria inside their body.
Eggs feed strep bacteria, helping the bacteria to proliferate and become stronger. As the bacteria proliferates, symptoms and conditions can develop for the first time or those that you already experience because of strep can worsen.
Strep causes many different symptoms and conditions that millions of people suffer with, including:
* SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
* UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections)
* Yeast infections
* Ear Infections
* Gallbladder infections
* IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
* Overactive bladder
* PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
* Strep throat
* Lung infections
* Sinusitis & sinus infections
When eggs are out of the diet, strep bacteria lose their favorite food. If you avoid the other foods that strep bacteria feed on and bring in the healing foods and tools I share in Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune, you will be killing off the strep in your system that causes the above health problems and many more and cleansing the strep out of your body. This is the way you can help yourself heal from these symptoms and conditions.
Find out more about how eggs feed strep in my podcast Eggs: Eaters Lose All
Find out what strep causes and how to heal in Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal.
This item posted: 30-Sep-2020 - Disclaimer
If you have a chronic illness or symptom such as acne, eczema, headaches, reproductive issues, bloating, anxiety, IBS, weight gain, SIBO, or any other symptom or condition, or you simply want to have the best health possible in the future, it’s important to avoid common food chemicals that can exacerbate symptoms. I talk about these food chemicals in Medical Medium Cleanse To Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune and share how you can cleanse to remove them from your body.
If you wish to heal, I recommend limiting or altogether avoiding the following:
* Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners
* Citric acid
* Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
* Natural and artificial flavors
* Nutritional yeast
Many people are sensitive to these ingredients, and while some of them can seem fun in the moment, their effects on our physical and emotional well-being aren’t so enjoyable. I share exactly how you can cleanse your body of these food chemicals in Cleanse To Heal.
Aspartame and other Artificial Sweeteners
You’ll find this in diet sodas as well as hidden in flavoring. Aspartame goes into the liver’s deep, inner core and is unique in the way it’s stored in the liver—it tends to injure small blood vessels inside the liver, causing them to atrophy or shrink. Other artificial sweeteners are also highly toxic to the liver.
Citric acid is very irritating to the linings of the stomach and the intestinal tract, so it can create a lot of inflammation and discomfort if you’re sensitive to it. Citric acid (the additive) is not the same thing as naturally occurring acid in citrus. Try not to confuse the two. Citrus itself is a healing food. The isolated ingredient citric acid, however, is often corn derived. Especially if you’re experiencing any kind of stomach pain, keep an eye out for citric acid on ingredient labels and consider skipping foods that include it.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
MSG typically builds up in your brain, going deep into your brain tissue. It can then cause inflammation and swelling, kill thousands of your brain cells, disrupt electrical impulses, weaken neurotransmitters, burn out neurons, make you feel confused and anxious, and even lead to micro-strokes. It also weakens and injures your central nervous system. MSG is especially harmful if you have an illness that involves your brain or central nervous system. However, there are no circumstances under which it’s good for you. As a result, this is an additive you should always avoid.
The following terms usually mean that MSG is an ingredient: glutamate, hydrolyzed, autolyzed, protease, carrageenan, maltodextrin, sodium caseinate, balsamic vinegar, barley malt, malt extract, yeast extract, brewer’s yeast, corn starch, wheat starch, modified food starch, gelatin, textured protein, whey protein, soy protein, soy sauce, broth, bouillon, stock, and seasoning.
Natural and Artificial Flavors
Any ingredient with a name like natural flavoring is hidden MSG. Natural cherry flavor, natural orange flavor, natural lemon flavor, natural fruit flavor..they’re not just fruit extracts. The same goes for smoke flavor, turkey flavor, beef flavor, natural peppermint flavor, natural maple flavor, natural chocolate flavor, natural vanilla flavor, and so on. (Although pure vanilla extract is safe to use.) Each type of natural flavor potentially contains multiple biohazards and chemical compounds.
Artificial flavors can represent any of thousands of chemicals that were birthed in a lab. Don’t take risks by consuming them.
Nutritional yeast is an MSG-contaminated ingredient—there’s a reason why it’s so addictive, with people pouring it on to flavor countless foods. It also has the potential to be an irritant to the digestive system and feed bugs such as unproductive bacteria.
If you’re already anti-preservative and take care to buy foods that don’t list them in the ingredients, it doesn’t mean they’re not sneaking into your food. Accountability is reckless as far as preservative labeling goes. Not to mention that there were all those years before you became aware, so your liver had plenty of time to collect different varieties of chemically created preservatives. Your liver could be holding on to preservatives from hot dogs you ate decades ago, cotton candy from a fair, a milkshake with imitation fruit flavoring, a purple ice cone…the list is never-ending.
Alcohol is extremely hard on the liver, causing it to become sluggish and stagnant and injuring liver cells. When someone drinks, it hinders the liver’s ability to acknowledge, decipher, extract, and retain the vitamins, minerals, and other helpful materials that are also coming in through the blood. It slows down the liver’s ability to run its over 2,000 chemical functions for the body. (Don’t let this stop you from using hand sanitizer with alcohol in it. Killing off the flu virus or strep from a public bathroom or other germy spot outweighs what your liver’s going to receive from that sanitizing wipe.)
In the case of herbal tinctures, actively seek out alcohol-free versions (avoid the word ethanol, too). You can also refer to my supplement directory of preferred supplements. I don’t sell supplements or own a supplement company; I simply maintain a directory of high-quality supplements to help you.
You can be exposed to this troublemaker from so many sources, everywhere from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals to carpets to food. It does what alcohol does to the liver, only much more extreme. It’s also a viral fuel.
Find out more about the troublemakers to avoid and how to heal in Cleanse To Heal.
This item posted: 18-Sep-2020 - Disclaimer
"When it comes to information about food, there’s a lot of fluff out there. We could even call it smog. That smog is designed to keep people occupied and to obscure the truth—and the food wars are part of that smog."
There are food wars that are raging in our culture today that can distract and deter you from healing. I share the truth about these food wars in Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune. To truly recover from chronic symptoms, conditions, and illnesses, you have to know what's really behind them, along with the steps needed to heal the root causes. These are the fundamental truths you need for healing. The food wars only get in the way of your opportunity to heal.
As I share in Cleanse to Heal, "By “food wars” I mean arguments between opposed food belief systems. You know the type I mean: the claims that this way of eating is better or even morally superior, while that way of eating is silly or ignorant, all of it rooted in guesswork and ideology, not truth. These battles often get in the way of conversations about cleansing. If we’re kept busy with resentment toward another group, if we’re distracted standing up for our own philosophy while trying to discredit the other side, we’ll miss out on what’s really happening inside the body, and we’ll never take the time to seek out answers.
The most vocal in the food wars are the people who feel the least sick. They’re the ones who have the stamina to fight about plant versus animal protein and whole grain versus grain free and removing fruit or allowing only low-glycemic fruit—and have the stamina to attack anyone who doesn’t fall into their own belief system. In support of their claims, they tend to spout scientific research studies paid for by sources with vested interests in the outcomes, because they are out of touch with the person who’s been to 20 doctors and is still lying in bed with no answers about why they’re sick. Perhaps they’ve experienced small inconsistencies with their health—they’ve had a little less energy here or there, faced mild acne or eczema, dealt with drawn-out rebound times from workouts, maybe had a cold or cough that stuck around a little too long, or dealt with bloating or a minor digestive issue, so they had to go on a round of antibiotics, any of which can get someone thinking about eating better. Somewhere along the way in their diet research process, they became staunch supporters of a belief system, enough to take up the cause and attack the other side.
Meanwhile, all sides in the food wars are still sick. What the arguments ignore is that millions are still struggling, whether from thyroid disorders, ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), eczema, psoriasis, acne, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, crippling anxiety or depression, or any of hundreds of other diagnoses or non-diagnoses. Just like in any war on this planet, the smog of battle distracts from the suffering of those who don’t have the strength to fight."
In Cleanse to Heal, I then share critical truths that will help you heal and stay above the sea of confusion and misinformation that could hold you back from healing.
• Balanced diet
• Food combining
• Food cravings
• Bulking and cutting
• Intuitive eating
• Animal versus plant protein
• Peer pressure and discouragement about your diet from others
• And more
I am sharing this information with you here and more in Cleanse to Heal to help protect you and equip you with the knowledge and wisdom that will enable you to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family and loved ones.
Cleanse to Heal provides you with the true causes of almost 200 symptoms and conditions, including acne, bloating, weight gain, thyroid problems, insomnia, lupus, MS, eczema, psoriasis, PCOS, endometriosis, cysts, tumors, migraines, and many more. I also provide detailed guidance on how you can heal. As I share in Cleanse To Heal, "Spirit of Compassion has always said to me throughout the years of helping so many people heal that knowing the true cause of why you’re sick is half the battle won. Knowing what to do, what to take, and how to apply those tools is the other half the battle won.”
This item posted: 28-Jun-2020 - Disclaimer
In Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune I share with you seven different options for cleanses that will help you begin healing by addressing the undiscovered root causes of thousands of different health conditions and symptoms. One of these cleanses is the Medical Medium Morning Cleanse.
"When we bombard our liver with the wrong food and liquid choices every morning, we unknowingly take away our liver’s critical morning routine of ridding toxins. We compromise the very essence of our health and well-being. The consequences are far more serious than missing morning meditation or toothbrushing or exercise or phone time—or avoidance of your phone, if that’s part of your routine. Our liver, other organs, lymphatic system, and bloodstream cannot cleanse or detox the troublemakers they’re trying to discard when we don’t let them."
It's these troublemakers (specifically pathogens and toxins) your body is trying to remove in the morning that are the cause of chronic illness, symptoms, and conditions. These pathogens and toxins are stored in your liver and elsewhere in the body too. Even if you have been given a diagnosis such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and told it's an autoimmune condition and your body is attacking itself, the truth is that it's still pathogens and toxins that are responsible for your symptoms and conditions. Your body never attacks itself. You can read about this truth in Cleanse to Heal.
As a result of radical fats in our morning food and drinks, our liver overworks itself, creating an overload of bile to break down those fats. If we ate a dinner that was high in fat the night before, our liver was already struggling to process it while we were sleeping. That’s on top of our liver working hard overnight to gather up and package poisons and toxins so they could be eliminated come morning.
Every day that we bring fats into our morning with our early meals, we prevent our body from completing its natural detox routine. On the other hand, every morning we work with our body by getting properly hydrated and keeping out radical fats, we guide ourselves toward healing. That’s the purpose of the Morning Cleanse." - Excerpt from Cleanse to Heal
In Cleanse To Heal, I give you an in-depth understanding of how the Morning Cleanse works, exactly how to do it and what not to do to ensure it's effective, and countless other critical tips and an abundance of healing wisdom for anyone wanting to heal with the Morning Cleanse or any of the other cleanses or information inside the book. Below I am giving you a quick overview into some of the key elements of the Morning Cleanse but please take note that it's essential to read at least the full chapter on the Morning Cleanse in the book so you can be sure you are doing it correctly and getting the benefit from the time and effort you put into it.
Medical Medium Morning Cleanse
In the Morning:
What to consume:
1. Drink 16 to 32 ounces of lemon or lime water upon waking.
Wait 15 to 30 minutes
2. Drink 16 to 32oz fresh celery juice on empty stomach
Wait 15 to 30 minutes
3. Fresh fruit breakfast (best choice) OR steamed potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, winter squash, millet, or oatmeal
4. Drink at least 16oz of water or coconut water
• Radical fats (oils, chicken, eggs, bacon, milk, yogurt, nut butter, oil, avocado, etc)
• Dried fruits
• Try to skip troublemaker foods all morning or day (refer to Cleanse to Heal for the list of troublemaker foods to avoid for best results).
In Cleanse To Heal you'll also find detailed guidance on how to pick the right cleanse option for you from the different cleanses, when to user the Morning Cleanse versus another cleanse, for how long, and much more information about how to make the Morning Cleanse work for you. Cleanse To Heal holds healing information and wisdom for anyone who is living with a chronic symptom or condition of any kind, or anyone who wishes to safeguard and protect their health for the future. The truth is that we are all exposed to the troublemakers that cause sickness in one way or another today, so knowing how to protect and take care of our bodies has never been more important. I wrote Cleanse to Heal so you would have the answers you need by your side.
This item posted: 21-Jun-2020 - Disclaimer
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