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Pomegranates are popular, known especially for being high in antioxidants. What doesn’t get enough attention is what a godsend this fruit is for dissolving gallstones and kidney stones, nodules, calcifications, and small cysts such as ganglia cysts. It also has anti-tumor properties. Each of the fruit’s many jewellike, juicy capsules (technically called arils, though better known as seeds) inside a pomegranate contains a universe. Pomegranate seeds freshly broken open—whether between your teeth or in a juicer—release the full power of each of those tiny universes to come to your aid.

When you consume fresh pomegranate, a chemical reaction occurs whenever the fruit’s acids (which are filled with phytochemicals such as anthocyanins) come into contact with the types of unhealthy hardenings formed from bile, protein buildup, and toxic forms of calcium. Immediately, they start to break down. Bringing pomegranate into your life on a regular basis is especially beneficial if you suffer from PCOS.

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.

Further, pomegranates contain trace minerals such as iron, manganese, potassium, and chromium that are very bioavailable and easily assimilable. Plus, consuming pomegranates helps unclog pores and hair follicles, encouraging hair growth where it’s needed and helping the skin and scalp overall. Pomegranates are amazing for regulating hormones, because they flush out toxic ones such as unproductive estrogens that contribute to cancers. This fruit also helps detoxify DDT and other pesticides, eliminate unproductive lactic acid buildup in the muscles, and clear out earwax and minimize new production of it.

CONDITIONS

If you have any of the following conditions, try bringing pomegranates into your life:

Alzheimer’s disease, insomnia, dementia, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, hypoglycemia, earwax buildup, alopecia, gallstones, kidney stones, mold exposure, nodules, calcifications, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)/mononucleosis, Raynaud’s syndrome, adenomas, autism, plantar fasciitis, Lyme disease, Morton’s neuroma, tumors, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

SYMPTOMS

If you have any of the following symptoms, try bringing pomegranates into your life:

Brain fog, memory loss, confusion, cysts, calcifications, disorientation, trouble focusing, dandruff, weight gain, persistent hunger, hair loss, muscle cramps, leg cramps, blood sugar imbalances, myelin nerve damage, trigeminal neuralgia, scar tissue in the liver, back pain, frozen shoulder, body pain, ear pain, eye oaters, foot drop, rib pain, foot pain, head pain, hives, inflammation, itchy skin, liver heat, neuralgia

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

Pomegranates are a critical food for the per- son who struggles with impatience on a daily basis—and doesn’t believe her or his impatience is the problem, but rather everyone else is to blame. If you know someone like this, offer her or him a pomegranate. It will shift the energy and point your companion in the direction of composure, compassion, and patience. If you feel that someone’s impatience is directed at you and it’s throwing you off your game, turn to pomegranates to help you keep your equanimity and focus.

SPIRITUAL LESSON

When you’re dealing with a pomegranate, there’s not much you can do to contain the mess. As careful as you may be, inevitably an aril bursts at just the wrong moment, and you end up with red stains on your carpet, clothes, countertop, walls, or fingers. We’ve all learned not to wear a silk blouse or tie when excavating a pomegranate. Opening a pomegranate requires us to put on our old jeans and a ragged sweatshirt—creative wear, the same clothes we’d wear if we were going to paint—and to approach the activity knowing it’s going to get messy (and that it’s well worth the reward). Consider this the next time a situation presents you with the opportunity for creativity and a rewarding outcome. Are you thinking of walking away because it could get messy? Or are you about to jump in head first without being prepared? Pomegranates teach us both to brace for mess and embrace it, if we want to get the most out of what comes our way.

TIPS

* Eat one or more pomegranates daily to reap the most benefits.

* Get creative with how you use pomegranates. You can sprinkle the little seeds anywhere—on salads, hummus, guacamole, or even on top of a stir-fry you’ve just cooked.

* If you’re concerned about excessive hunger, overeating, and/or weight gain, eat pomegranate seeds before a meal as an appetite suppressant.

Excerpt from my book Life-Changing Foods

This item posted: 06-Dec-2019 - Disclaimer

This cranberry water is a simple and perfect balance of tart and sweet. It’s easy to make, beautiful to look at, and a delicious way to bring the amazing properties of cranberries into your day.

“The anthocyanin in cranberries is multifaceted, as it does more than one job for your liver. Not only does it prevent oxidation in cells; it helps prevent cells from dying in general of toxic overload. It also removes and breaks free a variety of troublemakers, including those inherited from long past in the family line. The harsh fruit acid 
in cranberries that causes the mouth to pucker strips the cell membranes off pathogens, most especially bacteria. The vitamin C in cranberries holds similarities to the rare vitamin C in tomatoes in that it increases the liver’s immune system strength.” – 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 Water Recipe

Ingredients:
4 cups water

1 cup fresh cranberries
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons raw honey

Directions:

Blend the water and cranberries together until well combined. Strain the resulting cranberry water through a sieve or nut milk bag and into a medium-sized bowl.
Whisk the lime juice and raw honey into the cranberry water until the raw honey has completely dissolved. Serve and enjoy!

Tips:
Frozen cranberries may be used in place of fresh cranberries. Simply thaw them beforehand and use 1⁄2 cup of thawed frozen cranberries in place of the fresh ones.

Makes 2 servings

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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Made with healing fruits and spices, this delicious sauce is a great addition to any dinner table whether it’s the holidays or not. You can also enjoy it alone or spooned over fruit, healthy apple pie or pumpkin pie, a stack of pancakes, banana ice cream, or any other sweet treat of your choice.

Cranberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, A, and beta carotene. They are packed with antioxidants and rate very high on the ORAC scale making it an ideal anti-aging and memory enhancing food. Cranberries have amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and are a vital food and supplement for anyone struggling with any chronic illness or disease. They are known to significantly boost the immune system and have a natural antibiotic effect in the body.

Cranberries contain one of nature’s most potent vasodilators which opens up congested bronchial tubes and pathways making it essential for healing any respiratory condition. Cranberries are very high in tannic acids which gives them their powerful ability to protect and heal urinary tract, bladder, and kidney infections. These tannic acids are made up of compounds called proanthocyanidins which essentially coats the infection forming bacteria, such as E.coli and H.Pylori, with a slick cover and prevents them from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and digestive tract.

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Ingredients:
3 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen
Zest and juice from 1 orange
1/3 cup pure maple syrup, more to taste
1/4 tsp ground cloves (optional)
2 cinnamon sticks (optional)

Directions:
Add the cranberries, orange juice and zest, maple syrup, ground cloves and cinnamon sticks (if using) to a medium-sized saucepan.

Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the cranberries have broken down. Taste and adjust sweetness. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Spoon into your serving container to serve or store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for 3-4 days.

For more on the healing properties of dozens of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Life-Changing Foods

This item posted: 23-Nov-2019 - Disclaimer

You can’t go wrong with these delicious Sweet Potato Rounds. They’re a perfect side dish to accompany any meal or to pair with a big salad. You may find this recipe becomes a part your weekly lunch or dinner rotation.

Sweet Potatoes are an incredibly nutritious food that are packed with antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamins C, E & D, and minerals such as manganese and iron. They are also high in potassium which helps to lower blood pressure by removing excess sodium and regulating fluid balance in the body. Sweet potatoes are an excellent anti-stress food and are known to help relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function.

They are also one of the best anti-cancer foods and can particularly help to prevent breast, colon, lung, skin, and oral cancers. Sweet potatoes are known for being easy to digest and are very good for ulcers, inflamed colons, digestive disorders, and constipation. Sweet potatoes contain compounds called phytochelatins that can bind to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper, & cadmium and safely remove them through the body.

Sweet Potato Rounds

Ingredients:
4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut 1 1/2 inch thick
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
Sea salt, to taste (optional)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped

Directions:
Place the sweet potatoes in steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover with a lid and steam for 15-20 minutes until tender. Remove and set aside until cool enough to handle.

Preheat oven to broil/grill on high heat. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the sweet potatoes on top. Use a fork or the bottom of a flat glass to lightly flatten the sweet potatoes. Brush with olive oil, then sprinkle with garlic powder and sea salt (if using).

Broil (or grill) the sweet potatoes in the oven for until slightly browned and crispy, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

Serves 2-3

For more on the healing properties of dozens of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Life-Changing Foods

This item posted: 22-Nov-2019 - Disclaimer

Citrus Salad

This salad is bright, beautiful and cheery. The combination of fresh juicy citrus paired with tender greens and chewy dried cranberries creates a sweet, tart and refreshing salad. Enjoy this salad alone for a light meal or serve it up as a side to guests at your next gathering with family and friends.

Oranges (and their cousins, tangerines and grapefruits) are full of the coenzyme glutathione, which goes into activation because of their high content of flavonoids and limonoids. Together, glutathione, flavonoids, and limonoids fight off viruses, protect the body from radiation damage, and deactivate toxic heavy metals in the system. Oranges and tangerines are also abundant in a form of bioactive calcium you can’t get anywhere else. The body instantly absorbs this calcium, which means that these citrus beauties actually help regrow teeth, not destroy them. Their acid content is not destructive; rather, it works for you by dissolving kidney stones and gallstones.

Watercress has the ability to help in breaking up kidney or bladder stones and is one of the best foods for purifying the blood and aiding in removing mucus from the body. Watercress is especially good for helping to prevent osteoporosis, anemia, cardiovascular diseases, muscular and skeletal problems, eye degeneration, and memory issues.

Citrus Salad

Ingredients:
1 medium-sized orange
1 medium-sized grapefruit
1 1/2 cups watercress
3 cups butter lettuce, roughly chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Juice from 1/2 orange, to serve

Directions:
Cut the peels and pith (white layer) off the orange and grapefruit. Slice thinly, then cut bigger pieces into halves. Set aside. Arrange the watercress and butter lettuce on a serving tray. Add the sliced citrus and dried cranberries, then top with orange juice. Serve immediately.

Serves 1-2

For more on the healing properties of dozens of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Life-Changing Foods


This item posted: 20-Nov-2019 - Disclaimer

Each of these 10 foods are fantastic choices to help you to heal from a cold or flu. And if you include them year-round or during times of increased exposure to bugs, they’ll help you prevent catching colds and flus.

When you feel the first signs of a cold or flu, try basing your diet mostly on these 10 foods. A diet that is all or mostly healing liquids such as fresh fruit and vegetable juices will help you to heal as quickly as possible, especially if you have a fever.

These foods are not only important for preventing and recovering from colds and flus, but also for strengthening and building up your immune system, healing from chronic illness and symptoms, detoxifying your body, and much more. The more you include them regularly, the more you’ll heal and the better you’ll feel over time!

Celery Juice kills off pathogens, including flu viruses. It’s unique form of vitamin C doesn’t need to be converted by the liver, which means it instantly strengthens the immune system. Drink 16 ounces or more of plain celery juice on an empty stomach. Read Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide for more information on how to use this herbal medicine to heal.

Cucumber Juice has anti-fever compounds and agents that help calm a fever like water on a fire. It’s also deeply rejuvenating and hydrating. Drink 16 ounces or more of plain cucumber juice on an empty stomach. Or drink it anytime you have a fever.

Lemon Water is excellent for the immune system, detoxifying the liver and body, rehydrating, and even helping with nausea. Squeeze half a lemon into 16 ounces of water every morning first thing. Make more to drink throughout the day. 

Ginger Water helps prevent colds and flus and helps alleviate fatigue, nausea and sore throats. Ginger also has its own signature variety of vitamin C and helps bring the body out of a reactive state when you’re sick. 

Thyme Tea and Water are anti-viral and help soothe coughs, relieve fevers, and fight colds and infections. 

Turmeric Ginger Shots are a potent combination of just fresh turmeric and ginger juice, or try the recipe with oranges and garlic too. These shots boost the immune system and can be sipped on all day when you have a cold or flu or anytime.

Fresh Fruit, Leafy Greens & Vegetable Juices offer a plethora of different nutrients and antioxidants your body needs to heal. In juiced form, they allow the body to heal as easily as possible. Try juicing apples, oranges, cucumbers, asparagus, melons, pears, celery, cilantro, parsley, dandelion, spinach, kale, radish greens, and more.

Healing Broth is healing, cleansing and nourishing all at the same time. It’s rich in minerals that need replenishing when you have a cold or flu. Check out the Medical Medium Healing Broth recipe. It’s best to strain out the vegetables and sip on just the broth when you have a fever.

Raw Garlic is antiviral and antibacterial, killing off only unproductive bacteria. It’s also immune strengthening. If you feel like you’re coming down with something like a sore throat, cold, or flu, mince one raw clove of garlic and mash it into half an avocado, banana, or some cooked potato. Repeat this three times daily until you feel better.

Raw Honey assists your body in keeping a strong first line of defense by strengthening neutrophils and macrophages so they can fight off pathogens. If you feel like you’re coming down with something, take a teaspoon of raw honey before bed. Add raw honey to lemon water to enhance the honey’s bioflavonoids and give the drink an additional immune boost.

For further support, consider some of the top herbs and supplements for colds and flus.

For more information on healing foods, check out Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables

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If you feel like you might have a cold or flu developing, you can use a healing practice I call “zinc shock therapy.” It’s important to begin it as soon as you get your first sign of a cold or flu, such as a tickle or soreness in the throat, feeling rundown and weak, fatigue, fever or aches and pains. It’s important to have a bottle of high-quality liquid zinc sulfate on hand at all times so you have it ready as soon as you feel symptoms coming on.

How to do Zinc Shock Therapy

Squirt two dropperfuls of liquid zinc sulfate into your throat, let it sit there for a full minute and then swallow the zinc.

Three hours later, squirt another two dropperfuls into your throat and let it sit there again for a full minute before swallowing.

Repeat every three waking hours for two days.

Daily Zinc Support

Zinc is also important to include in smaller amounts as a daily supplement because zinc deficiency is a trigger for all kinds of chronic illnesses and symptoms.

With a severe zinc deficiency, you can become gravely ill. Zinc is critical for liver health, autoimmune conditions, acne, adrenal problems, arthritis, cancer, eczema, psoriasis, brain fog, child and baby liver (the name I have given to a certain set of health challenges many babies and children suffer with–read more in Liver Rescue), diabetes, fatigue, mood struggles, gout, heart palpitations, hepatitis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hot flashes, inflammation, migraines, SIBO, sinus infections, weight issues, vertigo, tinnitus, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme disease, thyroid problems, Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, UTIs, candida, and every other symptom and condition that exists.

If you have a symptom of any kind or you wish to help prevent symptoms in the future, make the right kind of zinc your best friend.

Find out more about how zinc supports your health here.

If you’re experiencing the first signs of a cold or flu developing, you can do Medical Medium Vitamin C Shock Therapy alongside the Zinc Shock Therapy for extra flu-fighting support.

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Whether you’re looking to prevent catching a cold or flu or to speed up your recovery when you’ve caught one, these nine herbs and supplements will be important tools in your healing toolbox.

You can use them year-round to help strengthen and support your immune system against colds and flus, or use them (or more of them) when you know you might have increased exposure to bugs, and/or when you feel the symptoms of a cold or flu developing.

These herbs and supplements are powerful healers for all kinds of chronic illnesses and symptoms too, not just for colds and flus. You may wish to include them if you have any symptom or condition at all. You can read more about the healing properties of each of these herbs and supplements on my blog.

Zinc, as liquid zinc sulfate, is an essential mineral for everyone to supplement for fighting colds and flus, for chronic illness, and also for health maintenance and future illness prevention. Zinc is a virus and bug killer. The onslaught of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens we are faced with today in particular drains our zinc reserves. Almost everyone is deficient in zinc. If someone is so zinc-deficient that even the liver’s zinc reserves have dropped to a dangerous level, that person can develop a host of viral-related autoimmune diseases and illnesses, which you can read about throughout the Medical Medium book series. Zinc helps the liver’s immune system fend off every unfriendly microorganism that enters the liver, including cold and flu bugs. Try Medical Medium Zinc Shock Therapy at the first sign of a cold or flu.

Cat’s Claw destroys cold and flu bugs and other viruses, bacteria, and other unfriendly microorganisms. It strengthens the immune system to battle against colds and flus and brings stability to the body. Cat’s claw can aid in alleviating almost any symptom, from neurological to digestive. While cat’s claw has gotten some attention for its healing properties, it is as yet unknown to science that the herb contains bioactive pharma-compounds that supersede synthetic pharmaceuticals. All too often, antibiotics are employed against certain illnesses such as Lyme disease. The world would be a different place if cat’s claw took the place of antibiotics; the rate of illness would reduce, and recovery would quicken, regardless of the diagnosis for a given illness. Of course, pharmaceutical antibiotics have their place and purpose. Cat’s claw is unique, though, in that pathogens such as bacteria cannot become resistant to it, as they sometimes can to antibiotics. For more than three decades, I’ve espoused the miraculous healing benefits of cat’s claw because it is such an essential support for so many conditions and symptoms. Read more about cat’s claw.

Rose Hips Tea. Rose hips contain a bioavailable vitamin C that helps the body fight off viruses and bacteria. Sipping rose hip tea on the days when you take a vitamin C supplement is helpful because the the rose hip’s vitamin C will activate the supplemental form of it, making it stronger. The Ester-C I recommend already contains rose hip, which is one reason why it’s my preferred vitamin C.

Vitamin C, as Ester-C, not only helps fight off cold and flu bugs, but also strengthens the entire immune system, especially the killer cells that go after viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold and other unwanted fungus, all of which can weaken the immune system year-round. The strength of your immune system is directly related to how often you catch colds and flus and how severe they are. Vitamin C speeds up white blood cell recuperation and recovery time from colds and flus. Try Medical Medium Vitamin C Shock Therapy at the first sign of a cold or flu developing.

Lemon Balm is an incredible antiviral and antibacterial. It also helps with nausea, loss of appetite, and soothing and calming the nervous system, which is greatly needed when you have a cold or flu. This soothing ability means your nerves will be more relaxed and thus sleep will come more easily when you’re sick. Lemon balm is a fantastic herb to include year-round both for cold and flu assistance and chronic illnesses and symptoms. Read more about lemon balm in Life-Changing Foods.

Elderberry Syrup is one of the most effective remedies for viral and bacterial infections such as colds and flus and can substantially shorten the duration of time you are sick. Elderberries are also known to have the ability to significantly enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines in the body. In addition, they are very beneficial for bronchial and respiratory problems and can help loosen and expel congestion in the lungs. Get the recipe for homemade elderberry syrup on my blog.

B12 with Adenosylcobalamin and Methylcobalamin is the best form of B-12 for both chronic illnesses and symptoms and also for colds and flus. This form of B12 helps protect the nervous system and adrenals, which are weakened by fevers, flu bugs and any other pathogens. Plus, nearly everyone is deficient in vitamin B12 today. Even if you get a blood test that shows your vitamin B12 levels are normal, that doesn’t mean it’s usable B12 that’s absorbing where it needs to in your body. Your central nervous system, liver, or other organs may still be severely deficient, and a deficiency of the right kind of B12 sets the stage for all kinds of symptoms and conditions to develop or worsen. Lack of B12 is a very real deficiency with very real health consequences. The body relies on B12 for tens of thousands of daily functions.

Peppermint Tea is a gentle and soothing anti-spasmodic that calms intestinal nerves and spasms that can happen with a flu bug. It also helps relieve headaches and congestion and is an immune system booster. You can use fresh mint or dried peppermint tea.

Curcumin is a component of turmeric that reduces inflammation from an invader such as a flu bug or another pathogen. It also relieves pain and is fantastic for colds and flus, congestion, coughs, sore throat, and/or sinus problems. Curcumin is also a blood purifier and is an incredible support to the liver.

For further healing support, consider the Tips For Colds and Flus on my blog.

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It’s common knowledge that vitamin C can help people prevent and recover from a cold or flu. But while any amount of vitamin C helps, most people don’t take enough of it to effectively combat a cold or flu, and many people don’t know which type of Vitamin C is the most helpful.

Vitamin C, as Ester-C, not only helps fight off cold and flu bugs, but also strengthens the entire immune system, especially the killer cells that go after viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold and other unwanted fungus, all of which can weaken the immune system year-round. The strength of your immune system is directly related to how often you catch colds and flus and how severe they are. Vitamin C speeds up white blood cell recuperation and recovery time from colds and flus.

Ester-C soothes and bolsters the adrenal glands and supports the central nervous system, which is important because both your adrenals and nervous system take a big hit when you have the flu. This form of vitamin C also helps protect and stabilize neurotransmitters and blood vessels in the brain, which is important when you’re having fevers, and cleanses the bug from the body.

Ester-C is my favorite form of vitamin C for Vitamin C Shock Therapy because it’s gentle on the digestive system and gentle enough for very sensitive people. This makes it ideal for when you are in a weakened state and may have digestive symptoms from a cold or flu.

How To Do Medical Medium Vitamin C Shock Therapy

At the first signs of a cold or flu, start Vitamin C Shock Therapy:

Ingredients:
2 capsules Ester-C 
1 cup water, preferably warm
2 teaspoons raw honey*
Juice of 1 orange, freshly squeezed**

Substitutions:
*100% pure maple syrup (not maple-flavored syrup) can be substituted for raw honey if desired
**The juice of 1 lemon can be used instead of orange

Directions:
Open the Ester-C capsules and pour the powder into warm water. Stir until dissolved. Add the raw honey and orange juice and stir well. Drink every two hours.

You can increase your dosage of Ester-C if your body can handle more.

For further support against colds and flus, try Zinc Shock Therapy alongside Vitamin C Shock Therapy.

This item posted: 10-Nov-2019 - Disclaimer

This decadent recipe is sure to satisfy! Made without dairy, gluten and refined sugar or fats, they’re a fun way to enjoy a classic without the drawbacks. These Baked Ice Cream Sandwiches can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for a treat after school or work, for dessert, or to serve to family and friends.

Bananas are a powerful antiviral food—so powerful that they have the capacity to repel growth of the retrovirus HIV. High in tryptophan, bananas can help soothe sleep disorders, create calm, reduce anxiety, and alleviate depression. And those who worry about Candida have no need to fear bananas. They are the ultimate fungus destroyers, removing unproductive bacteria while feeding beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract. This also makes them B12-enhancing, because microbes in the gut can interrupt the ileum’s rightful process of producing vitamin B12.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Ingredients:
1 1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla powder or alcohol-free vanilla extract

Ice cream:
3 frozen bananas
2-3 tbsp water or almond milk
1 tsp vanilla powder or extract

Directions:
Make the ice cream by roughly chopping the frozen bananas and placing them in a food processor or high-speed blender. Process the bananas until you have a smooth, soft-serve consistency, adding warm water or almond milk by the tablespoon as needed to prevent sticking. Place in an airtight container in the freezer to set for 3 to 5 hours.

To make the cookies, preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the gluten-free oats, gluten-free oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt (if using).

In another bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup and vanilla until you get a uniform mixture.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. The mixture will be very sticky.

Using an ice-cream scoop or medium cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Using a fork or the bottom of a glass, flatten cookies into round discs.

Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the cookies. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Using an ice-cream scoop, place a heaping scoop of ice cream onto a cookie. Press another cookie down onto the ice cream layer to cream a sandwich.

Place ice-cream sandwiches in the freezer to further solidify or serve immediately.

Serves 4-6

For more on the healing properties of dozens of different foods, check out my #1 NY Times best-selling book, Life-Changing Foods

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