Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What's Up Wednesday - Asparagus Juice Experiment [Medical Medium Style]

I'm doing a fun asparagus juice experiment inspired by Costco having organic asparagus. I bought a whole case! I'm juicing it and eating it for at least a month, provided Costco has it that long. I made a video about it, the link is in my profile. Go watch! I talk about that and the healing benefits of asparagus in the video. Go see!

From the Medical Medium blog (where there is also even more information): Asparagus is a fantastic healing vegetable that is high in essential minerals such as selenium, zinc, and manganese which are vital for a strong and healthy immune system. It is also high in vitamins A, K, and B-complex including folate which is a building block for a healthy cardiovascular system.

Asparagus contains aspartic acid which is an amino acid that neutralizes excess amounts of ammonia in the body that is often the cause of exhaustion, headaches, and poor digestion. Asparagus contains significant amounts of healthy fiber and protein which helps to maintain blood sugar levels, prevent constipation, stabilize digestion, and stop the urge to overeat.

Asparagus also contains a compound called asparagine which is a natural diuretic that breaks up oxalic and uric acid crystals stored in muscles and in the kidneys and eliminates them through the urine. This natural diuretic is helpful in reducing water retention, bloating, and swelling in the body.

Asparagus is also high in glutathione which is an antioxidant powerhouse and particularly beneficial for those suffering with autoimmune conditions, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It is known to help strengthen the liver, kidneys, skin, ligaments, and bones and it’s chlorophyll content makes it a great blood builder.

Asparagus also contains inulin which encourages good bacteria in the gut that boosts nutrient absorption and helps to keep the immune system functioning properly.

Here's the recipe for the juice I make (printable recipe is here):

Asparagus Delight

I bunch asparagus (about a pound)
1/2 large lemon with rind
2 red apples
1 cucumber
(optional) 1 thumb ginger
Juice it all up and enjoy!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

What Do I Do in Winter? (Recipe)

Winter can be so rough on our healing. Our liver function is depressed, our immune systems are a bit down, the body is more tired, lethargic, cold and flu season is everywhere.

I've learned some ways to protect myself and my family, and since sharing is caring, here we go! Tips and tricks for surviving winter on the Medical Medium protocols.

~ Immune system support: Of course we have to support our immune systems in winter. Elderberry syrup, Vitamin C, B12, Ionic Zinc, and goldenseal are just the basics, but are super important. Anthony on his Facebook live today said goldenseal should be taken 2 weeks on, two weeks off for three months, then a month off, then repeat if you're taking it long term. And always alcohol-free.

~ Liver support: castor oil packs with a hot water bottle

~ Liver supporting teas and juices: my printable recipe for liver tea, a liver juice of equal parts celery, apple and cucumber. 

~ Liver supporting foods: lemons, papaya, figs, sprouts, dandelion, cherries, celery, lettuce, spinach, arugula, pistachios, tomatoes, watercress, aloe, pears, wild blueberries, broccoli, artichokes, burdock, spirulina, red clover, oranges, dates, apples, chaga, nettle leaf, asparagus, squash, garlic, mangoes, cranberries, tangerines

~ A good humidifier with a UV filter for indoor dry air - when it gets colder, the air tends to get drier - not just inside because the heat is on, but outside, too. A good humidifier becomes a must in winter. 

~ Get the sun on your face, even if it's through a window. Fresh air is still important in winter, so try to get a few minutes a day if possible. And any time you can open windows to air out the house, do!

~ Warm showers and body butter: if you moisturize with body butter after a warm detox bath or shower, taking care to cover your whole body, it really helps seal the moisture in and keep you warm. I love the products made by Wholly Rooted. Anthony also recommends Living Libations and Muneeza has also recommended Herbal Heal by Moon Valley organics for dry, cracked skin repair. 

~ Essential Oil Diffuser: rosemary, thyme, bergamot, sage. alternate oils, 1 hour in each room, preferably when room is unoccupied by humans or pets. Living Libations or Plant Therapy. No MLMs, they're not the quality they're made out to be. 

~ Cooked foods in the evenings - Medical Medium Healing broth, thyroid healing broth, potatoes, sweet potatoes. 

~ Rest more. Hibernate. Take naps if possible. Rest. Go to bed earlier.

~ Sunbeam heating pads: any one is great. Here's the one I want that looks like a cape

~ Masks in public: if we all do it, it becomes normal like in Japan and China. We need to be practical about those germs and don't take on extra viral load if we can help it. 

~ Wipes or hand sanitizer: eco friendly baby wipes and hand sanitizer kept in the car and in your bag to take anywhere. Wipe down handles, steering wheels, your cell phone. Keep the bugs away! And of course wash your hands frequently! 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Getting Support on the Medical Medium Protocols

 Let's face it: walking this path is almost walking into the unknown. It's new, it's not well known, it's not familiar or well-worn. We're the trailblazers. We're the ones who are showing others that they can heal. And as such, it can be lonely. It can feel like we're out in the wilderness on our own, especially when friends and family members don't understand.

No one else knows what it's like to be so chronically ill, to try everything there is to get well and still feel like death all the time. They don't know what it's like to lose everything you love, all of your abilities, and to feel so utterly abandoned as they go on with their lives while you are confined to your home, in pain, watching life go by. It can feel like you have no support for making these changes to your life, for healing.

But you do. It's out there. It might start online on social media, but who knows where it will lead - more and more people are taking this healing journey every day. And we ALL know what it's like. We've ALL been there. And we ALL want to see each other succeed in healing, and to help each other along that path.

There's a Facebook community, an Instagram community, and some cities are even having their own Medical Medium meetups. So if you're on this path and you need support, go there - you might be surprised at how amazingly supportive this community is. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Detox?! Flare?! What Do I Do? (on Medical Medium protocols)

There are times in our healing journey where we REALLY understand why Anthony William always says "three steps forward, two steps back". Healing is not linear, it has twists and turns, and you can be going along beautifully and then all of a sudden, BAM! You're hit with a flare of your symptoms.

You might be afraid when that happens, thinking your illness is returning, that you're not really healing. But that's just not true. If you are giving your body the tools it needs to heal be feeding it the healing foods and supplements, and you're NOT feeding it the foods that keep it sick, then you ARE healing. It's so important to know that. Your body is working for you ALL the time, it ALWAYS has. When you've been your sickest, it's never been your body's fault - it works tirelessly for us no matter what. It always tries to maintain homeostasis and keep us healthy. But without the right tools to do that, it can only do so much.

Once it DOES have the right tools, it's going to take time to get all that bad junk out - all those old viruses, the old toxins, everything that has built up over time to make you sick. It needs to be hydrated, it needs plenty of rest, it needs plenty of  foods to feed the adrenals and cleanse the liver. It needs supplements and healing teas. And it needs time.

It really does take time to heal, it's crucial to recognize that. We didn't get this chronically ill overnight, it's not going to be an overnight process for the body to clean out all of this toxic debris, either. But it IS going to clean it out. And we cannot always see the work that is being done behind the scenes. So we have to trust, we have to have faith in our bodies and in the process. And we have to keep a light heart.

Meanwhile, there ARE ways to support our bodies in their healing process, and I've talked about those in the video, and about my own healing process. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

My Healing Journey with Medical Medium

It's been almost 19 months now that I've been on this healing journey using the Medical Medium protocols. I finally made a video of my full story - well, most of it. At least fully how I got so sick and chronically ill, and how I found Medical Medium and began to recover my life. 

I'm so grateful every day for this healing. I've learned SO much about how I got sick, what my triggers were that kicked these viruses and bacteria into high gear in my body, what these viruses are, how foods heal or harm us, and so so much more. And knowing all of this is helping me heal. The more I understand, the more I am able  to get to it and give my body the tools it needs to do what it's been trying to do my whole life - reach homeostasis and optimal health.

I'm still going, getting stronger every day, seeing the changes in myself both physically and emotionally, that are ultimately getting me to my best health.