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The best juicer for juicing celery is a cold press masticating juicer. Masticating juicers more gently and slowly extract the juice from celery and don’t generate as much heat during the juicing process. This helps to preserve as much of the nutrients in your celery as possible and minimize oxidation.

My favorite masticating juicer for celery juice is the MM900HDS Omega Low Speed Masticating Celery Juicer–it’s so good we have licensed our name for use on this model. This juicer was specially designed to extract as much juice as possible from celery specifically–more than any other juicer model. This means you will use less celery to get your sixteen ounces or more of celery juice than you would if you used another juicer model. The result is that you spend less money on celery.

Masticating juicers such as this one also juice celery with very little heat being generated. When a juicer generates too much heat in the juicing process it oxidizes the celery and diminishes its nutrient value more quickly. The MM900HDS Omega Low Speed Masticating Celery Juicer produces high-quality, cold-pressed juice. It uses a low speed of 80 RPMs, which results in minimal heat buildup and oxidation and more nutrient-rich juice.

This juicer is a dual stage juicer, which means the juice is first extracted by crushing the fruit or vegetable. Then, before the pulp is ejected, the pulp is squeezed during the second pressed stage. This results in a higher yield of juice and a very dry pulp. The MM900HDS Omega Low Speed Masticating Celery Juicer has an adjustable celery end cap attachment for maximum celery juice output and extraction and also includes a standard adjustable end cap for juicing other produce. There are 3 adjustable pressure settings on each.

Another benefit of the MM900HDS Omega Low Speed Masticating Celery Juicer is that it’s quiet. This makes it the perfect juicer for making celery juice first thing in the morning–because celery juice is best consumed in the morning on an empty stomach–without waking up anyone else in your home.

Centrifugal juicers will still juice celery, but they just won’t extract as much juice or preserve as many nutrients. Celery juice made in a centrifugal juicer and consumed right away is still healing. However, if you are able to use the MM900HDS Omega Low Speed Masticating Celery Juicer, the juice produced will be higher quality, richer in nutrients, you’ll get more juice from less celery.

As mentioned, the MM900HDS Omega Low Speed Masticating Celery Juicer was built to maximize juice extraction from celery, however it also juices fruits, vegetables, leafy greens and wheatgrass so you can use it for any juice you desire. You can find out more about the MM900HDS Omega Low Speed Masticating Celery Juicer on Omega’s website.

This item posted: 12-Jan-2020 - Disclaimer

Leafy greens get a little bit of attention in health circles, but for most people, they are not ever given a thought. If anything, the focus is on vegetables and rarely leafy greens. Whichever diet you subscribe to—vegan, paleo, vegetarian, keto or just a standard American diet—if you’re not getting enough leafy greens, the future of your health is in jeopardy. That might seem like a strong statement, but it’s the truth. If you’re not consuming enough raw leafy greens regularly, you will eventually experience some health challenges. Raw leafy greens, such as lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, mâche, watercress, collard greens, purslane and kale, are that critical for our wellbeing.

Source of Elevated Biotics & Enemy To Bad Bacteria

Still undiscovered by research and science, elevated biotics are a type of microorganism found on raw leafy greens that I brought to light in Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal. These microorganisms are responsible for producing the ultimate methylated form of B12 that absorbs into the channels of your body and finds its way back to your liver when called for. As I share in Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease, “this B12 is the liver’s number-one most important mortar to hold together all the bricks that build the castle of your health. When there’s enough of it, the liver stores ample amounts to send into the bloodstream as an assistant to almost every vitamin, mineral, and other nutrient that it releases to aid your body in any way. It’s the B12 that makes everything go right”. To understand where to find these elevated biotics and exactly how they work in the body to perform critical functions, you can read Life-Changing Foods and Liver Rescue. These elevated biotics on unwashed (or very lightly washed), organic, raw leafy greens also help to repopulate your intestinal tract with good bacteria.

Additionally, raw leafy greens sweep the walls of the intestines, gently massaging your duodenum, small intestine, and colon, clearing away bad bacteria and rancid fats and proteins that have gone undigested for years. This build up is part of the reason someone can experience bloating or gastritis—and simply taking a probiotic isn’t going to fix it. Probiotics don’t kill bad bacteria. They don’t kill streptococcus or E.coli. A high quality probiotic definitely has a place in health, but they don’t do even a fraction of the healing work that elevated biotics do. The trace minerals found in leafy greens are prebiotics that feed good bacteria and kill off bad bacteria.

If your stomach feels uncomfortable when you eat raw leafy greens, it means you have colonies of bad bacteria that have been building up in your gut, elevating levels of inflammation, and over sensitizing the nerves of your intestinal lining. This translates to intestinal discomfort whenever you eat anything that’s not soft, smooth and fiberless, like a piece of white bread, an egg or plain chicken. These foods sit in the stomach and become gooey, making you feel you’re digesting them well, when, in truth, you’re actually not digesting them well because these particular foods don’t digest well in general. They are sticky foods and hang around in the intestines.

Due to this sensitivity, when you eat something that isn’t totally soft and smooth and contains fiber, such as lettuce or kale, and you experience some discomfort or symptoms, the leafy green appears to be the problem food. But in reality it’s just because you have sensitive nerves that you feel these foods moving through your intestines. Raw leafy greens and other healing foods are actually helping to clean away the build-up of bad bacteria and rancid fats and proteins that are causing you to be sensitive in the first place. Eating foods like grass fed butter, eggs, and cheese, while soft and smooth feeling, only propagate the bad bacteria causing these issues. You can understand more of the reasons why these foods are best avoided if you have any chronic symptom or illness in Liver Rescue.

Another element is that when you’re stressed, your adrenals purge and flood your body with adrenaline. That adrenaline gets into the intestinal tract and destroys good bacteria and microorganisms in the gut, creating a playground for bad bacteria.

Mineral Salts, Electrolytes, and Vitamins

Leafy greens hold precious and vital mineral salts that are critical for our health. As I share in Life-Changing Foods, “for our bodies to function optimally, we need to have enough mineral salts in our diets. Leafy greens such as spinach provide bioavailable forms of potassium, sodium, and chloride that mean everything when it comes to keeping our systems strong so we can fight off the Unforgiving Four (see Life-Changing Foods to learn about these four factors that cause illness and symptoms today) and other invaders. Leafy greens are also rich in trace mineral salts that contain particularly bioavailable forms of the minerals that the body craves (and that science has not yet discovered).

Mineral salts allow information to travel throughout the body so it can keep itself in balance no matter what’s occurring. They are instrumental in the electricity created by the heart and brain that governs all the other organs in the body. Mineral salts keep the heart pumping and create the neurotransmitters needed to take information from point A to point B in the brain—that is, from neuron to neuron. Mineral salts keep the kidneys and adrenals functioning and create hydrochloric acid in the gut so that your body can break down and assimilate what you eat.

Mineral salts are also temperature-regulating for the entire body; they stop us from overheating and prevent us from getting cold. Without mineral salts, we would be constantly susceptible to dehydration, severe edema, and unproductive diuretic conditions. They are that integral to keeping you alive and well so that you’re in the best place to deal with whatever comes your way.

The sodium cluster salts in celery juice, which are a subgroup of sodium, are a special and powerful example of how healing mineral salts are. Sixteen ounces of celery juice on an empty stomach in the morning specifically targets bad bacteria, destroying it so the dead bad bacteria can then become a food source for good bacteria to feed off of. While celery is an herb, it warrants mentioning here because it is such a powerful healing food. To ensure you receive its benefits, you have to know how to drink it in the right way, which is what I describe in Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide. Raw leafy greens contain their own types of mineral salts and different leafy greens can contain different minerals. For example, spinach contains trace bioavailable iodine, chromium, sulfur, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and manganese, all critical for neuron support. Even if you drink celery juice, you still need your leafy greens.

Leafy greens are critical forms of electrolytes. Vitamin A, B, folic acid, healing alkaloids, disease fighting compounds, and micronutrients for restoring the endocrine system can all be found in leafy greens. These powerful foods provide a unique group of nutrients that feed all organ systems. Without leafy greens, the rest of your diet just won’t be enough to keep you healthy, especially considering the types of viruses and bacteria we face today, which cause symptoms such as headaches, tingles and numbness, body aches and pains, fatigue, brain fog, and many more.

Bioavailable Protein

If you worry about getting enough protein, fret no more. Leafy greens have the most bioavailable and assimilable proteins you can find, readily available for your body to take up. Leafy greens help reverse all protein-related diseases, such as gout, kidney disease, kidney stones, gallstones, gallbladder disease, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and heart disease. Protein not breaking down can contribute to these diseases and cause deterioration of the body.

Juicing Leafy Greens

One fantastic way to get the benefits of leafy greens is to juice them. Try juicing some celery and/or cucumber with leafy greens like spinach, kale or romaine, and some apple, lemon and ginger if you like. If you’re wondering why you should juice your greens when your ancestors were simply picking them from the garden and eating them, the answer is simple—we are living in a different world now. The toxins, pollutants, viruses and bacteria that we are up against now are so much worse than they’ve ever been. Bad bacteria are building up in our digestive tracts by the millions. Streptococcus, E.coli, C. diff, staph, and even bad fungus; they sit inside our intestinal tracts, thriving and taking up space, making it harder to absorb the nutrients we need. We also have sluggish and stagnant livers that are overburdened by toxins and pathogens, which means they aren’t functioning optimally. Plus we are loaded with toxic heavy metals and viruses.

Juicing increases the potency and the quantity of the critical nutrients we receive from raw leafy greens and helps to replenish deficiencies. It also takes out some of the work for your digestive system. Freshly made juice with raw leafy greens is essentially pre-digested, making it a liquid infusion for your cells that’s easily absorbed.

If you’re afraid of raw vegetables and salads because you find them irritating to the gut, that probably means you have a hypersensitive intestinal tract. Juicing is a wonderful remedy for anyone with digestive sensitivities. Plus you can also get larger quantities of raw leafy greens into your diet with a juice than if you ate them whole or even blended them (blending is another healing way to include raw leafy greens, such as in the Medical Medium Spinach Soup).

None of this means you shouldn’t eat your greens, but juicing can be a vital key to recovering your health and healing deficiencies.

Cooking and Leafy Greens

Oftentimes people like to cook leafy greens, such as collard greens, spinach, bok choy, swiss chard, and kale. While these greens are incredibly healing in their raw form, it’s best to avoid cooking them. When leafy greens are steamed, sauteed, fried, roasted or cooked in any other way, it alters the naturally occurring oxalic acid (which is not at all harmful when leafy greens are raw) and makes it into a form that becomes less usable by the body. This is one reason leafy greens are best consumed raw.

Raw Leafy Greens

Butter lettuce, arugula, mache, watercress, swiss chard, red and green leaf lettuce, romaine, spinach and kale are all alkalizing greens that make great salads. They can also be added into smoothies. Most people will find spinach is a mild addition to smoothies, sauces, dressings and raw soups.

Most people have never eaten enough raw leafy greens, so they’re already deficient in the mineral salts and nutrients these special foods can provide. Now that you know how important leafy greens are, you can start including plenty of them every day. At a minimum, every adult should consume at least two and a half cups of chopped raw leafy greens per day. For someone with a chronic illness or symptom, much more per day would be helpful to bring back their health, along with the other healing information I share in the Medical Medium book series. A pound a day of leafy greens could be very helpful for someone in this situation. If you can’t manage it every day, take baby steps. Can you have a big green salad or my spinach soup twice a week? Can you add 2 cups of spinach into your favorite fruit smoothie? Can you have a green juice a few times per week? Start there and take it one day at a time.

It’s also important to include certain green powder supplements for their specific healing properties and concentration of nutrients, including spirulina and barley grass juice powder. These two green powders are very special and when both are taken daily, they act as a multi-vitamin and multi-mineral that is helpful for healing and as one powerful step to assist in the prevention of future deficiencies and symptoms. My Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie is an ideal way to get these powders into your diet daily and also includes the herb cilantro and the sea leaf vegetable dulse. While these foods aren’t leafy greens, they are also vitally important.

To understand more about how leafy greens can help you, I recommend reading Life-Changing Foods. Leafy greens help with depression, infertility, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, skin disorders, hormone imbalances, heart palpitations, brain fog, dizziness—the list goes on. Leafy greens also help rebuild your body’s hydrochloric acid, strengthen digestion, limit pancreatic issues, and help prevent diabetes in the future. If your current diet regimen or health professional isn’t telling you to eat leafy greens, that diet is falling short. It’s important to become your own health expert and empower yourself with the information you need to heal and take care of your health in the future. Leafy greens is one great way to do that.

This item posted: 07-Jan-2020 - Disclaimer

In the medical world, shingles seems like an open-and-shut case. You’ve got a patient with the textbook rash, nerve pain on the side or back, and that’s all, folks. The truth is that the shingles virus is responsible for millions of people’s mystery symptoms, from rashes that confound dermatologists to neurological symptoms like twitching, tingling, burning, spasms, chronic migraines, headaches, and much more. Varieties of shingles are responsible for Bell’s palsy, frozen shoulder, diabetic nerve pain, colitis, vaginal burning, burning in other areas, TMJ, Lyme disease, sciatic pain, and even misdiagnosed MS.

What doctors don’t yet know is that there isn’t merely one type of shingles virus, but over 30 varieties. This matters because different types of shingles cause different symptoms. It also matters because medical communities don’t even recognize the majority of shingles cases as being the result of a virus. For example, any of the more aggressive varieties of shingles can cause Lyme disease symptoms yet doctors currently believe Lyme disease is caused by bacteria. (For more on Lyme disease, see Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal.)

To understand how shingles works in the body, the different types of shingles viruses, and how to heal, check out the chapter on this virus also in Medical Medium.

Certain foods can greatly aid the body in healing from shingles varieties with and without rashes. They can help by, variously, attacking the different strains of the virus, supporting the body in recovery from neurotoxin flare-ups, boosting the immune system, healing nerves and stimulating nerve growth, soothing inflamed skin, and detoxifying the body. Below you will find 12 of the foods that help heal shingles. Include them daily or as often as possible.

Celery juice’s subgroup of sodium that I call “sodium cluster salts” inhibit the growth of shingles (and other pathogens). The sodium cluster salts also attach themselves to the viral neurotoxins that are responsible for so many neurological health issues and carry them out of the body safely so that nerves are less exposed to shingles damaging neurotoxins. The unique form of vitamin C in celery juice fuels the immune system so it can seek out and destroy shingles. These are just a few of the ways celery juice helps. For more on it’s incredible healing properties check out Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide.

Wild blueberries help restore the central nervous system and flush shingles neurotoxins out of the liver. They also help remove toxic heavy metals from the brain and liver, which shingles virus feeds on and then produces neurotoxins which cause many symptoms and conditions. Wild blueberries are a critical part of the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox. Wild blueberries smaller than their larger, cultivated cousins and can be found in the freezer section of many grocery stores.

Papaya’s amino acids and enzymes combined create undiscovered subcompound phytochemicals that repel viruses. Its vitamin C content is an antiviral secret weapon and also helps cleanse and rebuild the liver where the shingles virus camps out. Papayas also restore the central nervous system from viral neurotoxin damage, which is critical for shingles-caused symptoms or conditions. Look for the Mexican and Central American papaya variety known as Maradol. These medium-to-large papayas are preferable to Hawaiian varieties, which have suffered GMO contamination.

Apples starve out viruses from the intestinal tract and liver. As the pectin from an apple moves through your gut, it collects and rids your body of viruses and other microbes such as bacteria, yeast, and mold. Choose red-skinned apples for the most nutrients.

Pears revitalize and feed the liver while cleansing and purging the organ of shingles virus waste matter. Pears restore linings in the gut that have become damaged from the shingles virus. The shingles virus feeds off of milk, cheese, butter, and eggs and then excretes toxic waste that breaks down the intestinal linings over time.

Artichokes help cleanse the liver of neurotoxins and dermatoxins produced by viruses such as the shingles virus. The edible portion of artichoke leaves (technically, bracts) contains alkaloid compounds that send messages to specific parts of your immune system to guard you from invaders such as shingles.

Bananas are a powerful antiviral food with incredible anti-inflammatory properties due to their ability to lower viral load. They provide amino acids and the right kind of potassium to rebuild neurotransmitters after they’ve been burnt out by shingles’ neurotoxins. Bananas are a secret weapon in reversing colitis, which is caused by the shingles virus–a truth still unknown to medical research and science.

Sweet potato helps cleanse and detox the liver of shingles virus toxic byproduct that builds up over the years and makes the liver stagnant and sluggish. They also help to feed the nerves, which are greatly affected by the shingles virus because shingles virus neurotoxins are highly inflammatory to nerves.

Spinach creates an alkaline environment in the body and provides highly absorbable micronutrients to the nervous system, which is critical because EBV targets the nervous system when it gets to stage four (read all about the stages of EBV in Thyroid Healing). Spinach binds onto and removes the jelly-like EBV waste matter in the liver that can contribute to mystery weight gain, mystery heart flutters and more. Spinach is best eaten raw to receive its benefits.

Asparagus has phytochemicals in the skin and tips of its spears that push back shingles and help stop it from reproducing. Asparagus is also an incredible alkalizer, meaning it helps anyone who has become acidic with a load of troublemakers like shingles and its byproducts return to a healthy state. Asparagus has blood-, lymph-, and liver-purifying properties that make it an ideal food for helping to detoxify viral byproduct sludge.

Lettuces (varieties that are leafy and deep green or red) are antiviral. They help cleanse shingles from the liver and lymphatic system and are alkalizing to the body. Lettuces such as romaine contain sedative compounds that relax the nerves and calm the body, which is helpful for anyone with a viral symptom or condition that inflames the nerves.

Green beans contain anti-inflammatory chlorophyll-based compounds that are beneficial for any symptom or condition caused by shingles.

For more information on shingles and how you can heal, check out Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal.

This item posted: 03-Jan-2020 - Disclaimer

This simple fruit salad holds tremendous healing properties while also being a delight for the eyes and tastebuds. Enjoy this fruit salad for breakfast or a snack or make extra and serve it up to guests. Feel free to add other fresh fruits of your choice, too.

If you’re concerned about regulating blood sugar, turn to kiwis for support. Kiwis are an amazing food for diabetes, hypoglycemia, and hyper-glycemia. Whether your blood sugar levels are too low or too high, eating this fruit will bring you back to center as it simultaneously lowers fat in the bloodstream. Imbalanced blood sugar levels also often tie into moodiness, OCD, depression, and difficulty controlling emotions. Kiwis are the ultimate companion in these situations, because they offer a high-quality sugar source—that is, valuable bioavailable glucose to feed the neurons in your brain and alleviate your distress. Kiwis are an amazing food for stress assistance.

Festive Fruit Salad

Ingredients:
2 green kiwis, peeled and sliced
3 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
1 medium-sized banana, sliced
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Directions:
Add all the fruit to a bowl and mix well. Serve immediately.

Serves: 1

For more on the healing properties of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.

This item posted: 01-Jan-2020 - Disclaimer

Lightly fizzy, sweet, and just the right amount of tart, this Cranberry Orange Mimosa is the perfect celebratory drink for New Year’s Day, a birthday party, wedding or engagement, or to serve at a brunch party with friends for an alcohol-free option.

“Oranges and tangerines: Provide a combination of calcium and vitamin C; when both are combined from the same food source, the liver can use both better than it could from separate sources. Another great fruit that allows for easy absorption and conversion of nutrients for your liver. While oranges and tangerines have a mild gallstone- dissolving capability, they have more of an ability to uproot and disperse sludge and sediment that can settle in the gallbladder after passing through the hepatic ducts from the liver.” - excerpt from Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease

Cranberry Orange Mimosa

Ingredients:
2 cups cranberry juice
2 cups freshly-squeezed orange juice
3-4 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
1 1/2 - 2 cups sparkling water
Fresh cranberries, to serve (optional)
Orange wedges, to serve (optional)
Rosemary, to serve (optional)

Directions:
In a medium-sized jug, add the cranberry juice, orange juice and maple syrup (if using). Stir until evenly mixed.

Divide the juice between glasses and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.

Add fresh cranberries, orange wedges and rosemary to garnish (if using) and serve immediately.

Serves 4

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

This item posted: 31-Dec-2019 - Disclaimer

Pomegranates are a powerhouse healing food that can be added to all kinds of recipes to bring more nutrients and flavor. Pomegranate arils provide a fun and surprising burst of sweet juiciness as you crunch into them. They combine beautifully with the flavor and creaminess of the guacamole.

“Pomegranate is a great blood builder, as it strengthens both red and white cell counts. It serves an important role in blood sugar, too, by restoring precious glucose reserves to the liver, so that the liver can release this glucose into the bloodstream as needed. This process in turn protects the adrenal glands—because if you go for several hours without eating and your liver doesn’t have glucose reserves, then your adrenals are forced to pump hormones such as cortisol into your blood to keep you going, leading to overactive adrenal glands and eventual burnout. So if you’re looking for adrenal balance and blood sugar stabilization, turn to pomegranates. Pomegranates’ high-quality glucose also makes them a brain food, helping with focus and concentration.” – Excerpt from Life-Changing Foods.

Pomegranate Guacamole

Ingredients:
2 large or 3 small avocados
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp finely chopped red or white onion
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1-2 tsp fresh finely chopped jalapeño (optional)
Juice from 1/2 lime
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, more to serve
Sea salt, to taste (optional)

Directions:
In a medium-sized bowl, add the pitted and peeled avocados. Mash using a potato masher or a fork until the guacamole is smooth but still has a few bigger chunks.

Add all the remaining ingredients and mix together gently with a spoon. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed.

For more on the healing properties of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.

This item posted: 30-Dec-2019 - Disclaimer

Eggnog

Eggnog is traditionally enjoyed at Christmas time, but when your Eggnog is made with healthy ingredients such as nuts, dates and spices, you can feel good about treating yourself to a glass of eggnog at special events year-round! This recipe is incredibly tasty and satisfying without any milk, cream, eggs or refined sugar, making it a great choice for anyone suffering with health symptoms or conditons.

Cashews are high in protein and are a rich source of vitamin B-complex and essential minerals such as iron, selenium, and zinc. They are also packed with anti-cancer compounds called proanthocyanidins that have the ability to starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing.

Cashews are highly beneficial for lowering blood pressure, preventing heart attacks, preventing gallstones, reducing the frequency of migraines, providing energy boosts, strengthening bones, and promoting healthy skin and hair. Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and contain a high amount of oleic acid, which is a heart healthy monounsaturated fat that is great for the cardiovascular system.

Eggnog (Dairy-Free & Egg-Free)

Ingredients:
1/3 cup raw cashews
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
3-4 pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla powder or alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp turmeric (for color)

Directions:
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until very smooth and frothy, about 2-3 minutes. Divide between serving glasses and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Serve immediately.

Serves 2

For more on the healing properties of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.

This item posted: 23-Dec-2019 - Disclaimer

Spice Cake

If you’re looking for a healthy cake recipe to impress someone with a sweet tooth or to serve at gatherings with family and friends, this is the recipe for you! It’s perfect for a birthday cake, holiday celebration, to pack in children’s lunchboxes or to whip up for a weekend treat.

Cinnamon is particularly good for helping diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, indi-gestion, flatulence, and arthritis. Cinnamon is known to help prevent and shorten the duration of the flu as well to eliminate congestion and mucus from the body. It is also very beneficial for lowering cholesterol and to help regulate blood sugar. It is known to help increase circulation and contains anti-clotting compounds, which makes it highly beneficial for helping to pre-vent strokes and coronary artery disease. Cinnamon helps to boost memory and cognitive function, just smelling cinnamon spice can help make you more alert and focused.

Spice Cake

Ingredients:
2 cups gluten-free oat flour
1 cup almond flour
1 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp vanilla powder or alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

Cashew icing (optional):
1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours in water
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp freshly-squeezed orange juice or water

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-inch brownie pan with non-stick parchment paper.

Add the oat flour, almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices to a medium-sized bowl. Mix well and set aside.

In a jug or bowl, combine the almond milk and applesauce. Mix well, then add to the dry ingredients and stir until uniform.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove and cool completely on a cooling rack.

To make the cashew icing, combine the soaked cashews, maple syrup and orange juice/water in a high-speed blender and blend until very smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

Spread the icing evenly on the cake and top with pomegranate seeds. Cut into squares and serve immediately.

Serves 6-8

For more on the healing properties of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Your-self and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables.

This item posted: 22-Dec-2019 - Disclaimer

This delicious mulled wine recipe is free of alcohol but full of flavor. The spices bring a rich and robust complexity to this drink, while the grape juice, cranberry juice and maple syrup provide a sweet base to hold the flavors. Sip this delicious drink on holidays, in cold weather, or anytime you want a fun way to sneak in more healing foods.

While grapes are shunned for their high sugar content, we ought to think twice. That very sugar content in grapes helps revitalize the liver. They’re truly a longevity food, increasing the liver’s performance in every one of its over 2,000 chemical functions. The fruit acid unique to grapes is a great dissolver of gallstones— think about that the next time you eat some rather than worrying if there’s too much sugar or if they’ll make you gain weight. Weight gain is the last thing grapes create.

Alcohol-Free Mulled Wine

Ingredients:
2 cups red grape juice
3 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks
2 Star anise
10 whole cloves
3 cardamom pods, slightly crushed
3 thick orange slices
2-3 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a medium-sized saucepan and simmer very gently for 30 minutes, until the flavors are infused. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes, then strain through a sieve and divide between mugs. Serve immediately.

Serves 2-3

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

This item posted: 20-Dec-2019 - Disclaimer

If you remember enjoying gingerbread as a child, this smoothie might just bring some of those memories back to life. It’s creamy and full of flavor. Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or even for an easy dinner. If you are following Liver Rescue Mornings from Liver Rescue, simply omit the almond milk and use water or coconut water.

“Ginger: Helps calm spasms in the liver and regulate liver heat—it can heat up the liver, perking it up out of stagnation, or cool a very hot liver, balancing it out, depending on what’s needed. Helpful for a sluggish liver, stagnant liver, and dirty blood syndrome. Improves bile production and potency while improving the stomach’s production of hydrochloric acid. Also feeds the liver with dozens of phytochemical compounds that it can use for many of its chemical functions.

Some of ginger’s phytochemical compounds expel ammonia and rotting, putrefying food, debris, and toxins from the small intestine and colon, allowing for cleaner nutrients to enter the liver from the intestinal tract. Ginger also dislodges fat cells inside the liver, allowing that fat to break free and exit through the bile and digestive tract, sometimes by way of the gallbladder.” - excerpt from Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, Adrenal Stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease

Gingerbread Smoothie

Ingredients:
2 frozen bananas
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla powder/alcohol free vanilla extract
1-2 dates (optional)
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or replace with coconut water or water for a fat-free smoothie)

Directions:
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Serves 1-2

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

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