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In most cases, neurological symptoms are a mystery to medical research and science. If physical injury has not occurred, then neurological symptoms are typically caused by one or more of the over 60 varieties of Epstein-Barr virus, one or more of the over 30 varieties of shingles virus, or any of the multiple strains of herpes simplex 1 or herpes simplex 2.

These viruses feed on mercury and other toxins that reside inside the body, and they release neurotoxins to which the nervous system is very sensitive, leading to inflammation of the brain that appears mysterious to medical research and science.

These neurotoxins that viruses (such as EBV) expel after feeding on toxic heavy metals create so many of the symptoms that sufferers of autoimmune disease experience. The neurological symptoms of fibromyalgia, MS, Lyme disease, RA, Hashimoto’s, and ME/CFS, as well as stand-alone symptoms such as fatigue, aches, pains, tingles, numbness, vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, eye floaters, nerve pain, neuropathy, heart palpitations, burning skin, and migraines, spasms, restlessness, restless legs, muscle weakness, tightness in the chest—to name just a few—are a result of these neurotoxins.

Oftentimes, the viruses take advantage of previous injuries, where the nerves were weakened, allowing the viruses and the neurotoxins they produce to create bodily inflammation and discomfort.

Troublemaker foods such as eggs, milk, cheese, butter, and gluten worsen these symptoms, as do colognes, perfumes, air fresheners, and scented candles, all of which can feed the viruses accelerating neurological issues. A high-fat/high-protein diet interferes with glucose that nerve cells need critically for rejuvenation.

Find out more about how neurological symptoms develop and how you can heal in my podcast episode Neurological Symptoms: Body Pain, Dizziness, Tingles – Oh Sh*t! or in my 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: 22-Oct-2020 - Disclaimer

Crispy baked potatoes carry the flavors of an Everything Bagel in this easy and fun recipe. This is a great alternative for anyone avoiding grains in order to heal in general.

The entire potato, inside and out, is valuable and beneficial for your health: potato plants draw some of the highest concentration of macro and trace minerals from the earth. Potatoes are also high in potassium and rich in vitamin B6, as well as a fantastic source of amino acids, especially lysine in its bioactive form. Lysine is a powerful weapon against cancers, liver disease, inflammation, and the viruses such as Epstein-Barr and shingles that are behind rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, autoimmune disease, and more.

Everything Potatoes

Ingredients:
2 tbsp onion granules or flakes
2 tbsp garlic granules or flakes
2 tbsp black sesame seeds
2 1/2 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp flaked or regular sea salt (optional)
1 lb small to medium-sized potatoes

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If using an air fryer then you can skip this step.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the onion granules, garlic granules, black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and sea salt (if using). Mix well.

Halve the potatoes, then press cut side down into the seasoning until evenly coated. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes. Arrange potatoes on the baking sheet or in your air fryer basket. Bake for 30-40 minutes in the oven or air fry for 25-30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 to 2 servings

For more delicious healing recipes, check out the NY 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: 21-Oct-2020 - Disclaimer

Why B12?

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. 

B12:

• 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

B12 deficiency is the last thing you want when living with symptoms and conditions, such as anxiety, depression, body aches and pains, tingles or numbness, fatigue, eye floaters, migraines, restless legs syndrome, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, jaw pain, neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, lupus, eczema and psoriasis, and so much more. Even if you’re someone not living with a symptom, you should still try to keep an eye out on protecting yourself with what the body needs in this day and age with so many obstacles and stress we’re up against. Being proactive in your B12 needs is a great investment towards good and stable health. With that said, there are lots of important key factors to avoid and look out for to determine if you’re really getting your B12 or not, and what it really means if your B12 levels are high or low.

Are you getting enough B12 from your food? And if you are getting B12 from your food, it may not be active, usable B12. Your body may not be able to put the B12 to good use and it then gets discarded and urinated out of the body. We’re often told we get our B12 from meat, chicken, lamb, turkey, milk, eggs, cheese, pork, butter, salmon, crab, shrimp, clams and oysters. Yes, we do receive B12 from these food sources, but the truth is, we can’t utilize this B12 for several reasons, more about this here in this podcast episode. The first is, we create our own B12, and that very B12 our bodies create, is the B12 that keeps us going and staying strong. Our bodies do this by means of special microorganisms I call elevated biotics. These elevated biotics reside deep within our intestinal track, and are responsible for creating the building blocks for our B12. But having these elevated microorganisms is another story, most everybody is lacking these, and are not producing their own B12, and instead relying on sources like animal products. All animals create their own B12, every species on the planet creates their own specific form of B12 for their needs, but our bodies don’t utilize animal sources of B12. There isn’t B12 in plant foods either, so both plant-based vegans and animal protein eaters miss out on receiving B12 from their food choices. 

B12 Deficiency

Elevated biotics, or elevated microorganisms, are critical for B12 production in the body. Unlike factory-produced products like probiotics, kefir, kombucha tea, sauerkraut, and soil borne microorganisms, elevated biotics are able to survive the digestive process and make it to the ileum, where they excrete the co-enzyme B12, in its purest form, and send it through the hepatic portal highway into the liver. Learn more about these critical microorganisms in this podcast episode. One main reason someone may have a B12 deficiency is the lack of elevated biotics in their diet.

Another reason someone may become deficient in B12 is due to a stagnant, sluggish, and overburdened liver. Many people are born with weak livers, while others develop dysfunctional livers over time. Either way, if you are suffering with a health symptom of any kind, it would be beneficial to evaluate the health of your liver and how it may be affecting your well-being. Nobody has a perfect liver, and this is one of the reasons B12 deficiency is rampant.

B12 Testing

You may be thinking you are not at risk of B12 deficiency because tests have shown normal, or even high vitamin B12 levels in your blood. These results do not necessarily mean that the B12 in your body is usable and being absorbed where it needs to in the body. The central nervous system, liver, and other organs may still be severely deficient, more about B12 testing in this podcast episode

Protecting Your Body

In this day and age, we need support with all we are up against. B12 is vital for support with emotional hardships like betrayal, broken trust, emotional stress, and mental abuse; environmental exposures such as pesticides, herbicides, air fresheners, and scented candles; and health symptoms and conditions caused by toxic heavy metals and pathogens. All of these factors can result in an overburdened liver, stressed out nervous system, weakened neurotransmitters, burnt out adrenals, and can weaken and diminish B12 reserves. 

The best way to support and protect your body against these hardships is to provide your body with critically needed B12. Consuming more elevated biotics in living foods is a great way to support your body. These foods include leafy greens, sprouts, herbs, fruits, wild foods, and vegetables in their growing state. 

Providing your body with the right kind of B12 supplementation is also critical. B12 with methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin is the perfect combination to supplement B12 deficiency and support your body’s B12 needs. Methylcobalamin is good for the eyes, ears and hearing, heart, nervous system, and adrenals. Adenosylcobalamin is good for the central nervous system, spleen, pancreas, liver, and endocrine system. You can find the highest quality supplements in the supplement directory on my website at medicalmedium.com. 

In This Podcast:

  • Learn more details about B12 testing and what B12 levels really mean
  • How B12 enters cells in the body
  • The importance of B12 for restoring nerves
  • What outside food source is loaded with B12?
  • Why high-fat diets can diminish B12 reserves

Moving Forward

Whether you have anxiety, depression, body aches and pains, tingles or numbness, fatigue, eye floaters, migraines, restless legs syndrome, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, jaw pain, neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, lupus, eczema and psoriasis, or any other health symptom or condition, making sure your body is receiving the best form of usable B12 is crucial for your health and well-being.

B12 deficiency is an epidemic and growing at an alarming speed, without us realizing it. In our day and age, B12 is dearly needed.

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This item posted: 19-Oct-2020 - Disclaimer

Consuming apple cider vinegar has become a popular trend in the health world. Many people are incorporating it into their daily routine, and drinking it by the tablespoon. Unfortunately, no one is warning the people who have health symptoms and conditions of the many pitfalls of apple cider vinegar.

Acetic Acid and Gut Bacteria

Apple cider vinegar, which is acetic acid, adds to the acid already in the body from unproductive bacteria in the gut, and can worsen existing symptoms and conditions. One example is Streptococcus bacteria, which can cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), sinus infections, gum infections, ear infections, bacterial vaginosis (BV), yeast infections, bladder infections, sore throats, prostate infections, strep throat, gallbladder infections, appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, styes, acnes, skin cysts and boils, conjunctivitis, and pink eye. Strep bacteria thrives in an acidic environment in the body, and adding more acid, like acetic acid from apple cider vinegar, magnifies this environment and can allow strep bacteria to stay strong in the body. 

When acetic acid encounters salt in the body, a chemical reaction occurs and this can result in chronic dehydration. When someone consumes apple cider vinegar, the vinegar begins to draw living water from cells and organs, and places the water in the wrong places in the body. This can give someone the illusion that they have lost weight from apple cider vinegar, but in truth, their body is just dehydrated from the vinegar. Not only can vinegar deeply dehydrate the body, but it can pickle organs as it reacts to salt and then draws water from cells and organs, allowing toxins to penetrate deeper into organ tissue. 

Appetite, Digestion and Bloating

You may have heard that apple cider vinegar helps to suppress the appetite. Apple cider vinegar does help to suppress the appetite, but only for a moment, and can leave someone hungry at the wrong time later. When apple cider vinegar enters the body, it suppresses the appetite by sucking the water out of the cells of the stomach lining. The apple cider vinegar, or acetic acid, is seen as something toxic as it is consumed and can shock the stomach. As a defense mechanism, the stomach instantly produces a layer of mucus to try and stop the vinegar from entering its cells; this layer of mucus can replace food for a short while and give the sensation of feeling full. 

As vinegar enters the stomach, the stomach glands start to release large storage bins of hydrochloric acid (HCL) to try and neutralize the acetic acid and break down the mucus the stomach lining is producing. This process can allow someone to feel like they are digesting better and can even relieve bloating for some people, but this is a temporary reaction. Once the stomach glands wear out as the months or years go by, depending on how much vinegar use occurs, or what condition the person’s stomach glands are in, the stomach glands can lose their ability to make more HCL, which can worsen digestion issues and cause bloating. 

Acid Reflux

Unproductive bacteria in the gut, like strep, staph, and E. coli bacteria, produce acid that can creep up into the stomach and esophagus, and cause acid reflux. When someone is dumping apple cider vinegar into their body, the glands in the stomach begin to release large amounts of HCL, which then helps to neutralize bad acids, and can provide some relief for acid reflux. Unfortunately, this relief is only temporary as stomach glands wear out, acid reflux returns, and apple cider vinegar no longer alleviates acid reflux symptoms. 

Teeth

Acetic acid depletes the body of the trace mineral calcium, which is used in the body to neutralize acidity. When someone is putting more acid into their body, by way of apple cider vinegar, or any vinegar, the more calcium the body needs to neutralize these acids, and the more calcium is taken from bones and teeth. This defense mechanism used by the body can potentially deplete calcium in teeth over time, and erode tooth enamel. 

Topical Use

Apple cider vinegar is loaded with trace minerals, micronutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes, and has many great topical uses. Shampoos with apple cider vinegar can be great for the scalp. Similarly, an apple cider vinegar rinse, mixed with water, can be used on the scalp for dermatitis and dandruff. Pouring apple cider vinegar into a foot bath with water can be helpful for surface wounds, open sores, foot fungus, athlete’s foot, poison ivy, or poison oak; vinegar is a cleansing agent and can help clean wounds and draw out puss. Please note that apple cider vinegar will not kill bacteria and should not be used in place of peroxide on surface wounds. An acne compress – made with hot water and apple cider vinegar on a face towel – is another great way to use apple cider vinegar topically. Hold compress on acne for five to ten minutes at a time for painful acne relief. 

When choosing which apple cider vinegar to use, it is best to choose the unfiltered with mother option.

In This Podcast Episode:

  • Learn more in depth information on the topics in this article
  • Learn more about how apple cider vinegar can affect teeth
  • Is apple cider vinegar anti-aging?
  • Find out more about alkalinity in the body
  • How vinegar can preserve toxins in the body 

Moving Forward

A common mistake in health and wellness is the belief that if a new health trend is bad for the body, the results will show right away, and if they don’t, then that trend is healthy. As with apple cider vinegar, we have learned that this isn’t always the case, and sometimes problems take time to show up in the body. Yes, apple cider vinegar is the best option when it comes to consuming vinegar. But even the best kind of vinegar can have a detrimental effect on the body and is best avoided, especially if you are dealing with eczema, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, thyroid disorders, Lyme disease, or any other symptom or condition.

When someone is sick and doesn’t feel good, they don’t have the time, the energy, the resources to play the apple cider vinegar remedy game

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This item posted: 17-Oct-2020 - Disclaimer

This delicious, moist pumpkin bread is a wonderful treat. Enjoy it with family or friends on a cozy weekend or make it for yourself and store the leftovers in a freezer-safe bag or container and defrost a slice when you wish to enjoy it.

Pumpkin is a rich source of B-vitamins such as folates, niacin, thiamin, and pantothenic acid and minerals like calcium and potassium. Pumpkin also contains immune-boosting properties which can help the body stay strong and ward off common colds and flus that may be going around.

Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:
1 cup pumpkin puree or 3 cups peeled, deseeded, and diced pumpkin
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup light coconut milk
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract.
1 3/4 cups gluten free oat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice 
1-2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (optional)

Directions:
If using fresh pumpkin, place the diced pumpkin in steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover with a lid and steam for 10-15 minutes until tender. Remove and cool completely.

Place the pumpkin in a blender and blend until smooth. Measure out 1 cup of pumpkin puree and leave the rest for another recipe.

Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease an 8- or 9-inch loaf pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, add the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut milk, and vanilla. Whisk until uniform.

In another bowl, whisk together the oat flour, brown rice flour, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until uniform and lump-free.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Stir until evenly mixed. The batter should be very thick but pourable.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin and top with pumpkin seeds (if using). Bake for 50-60 minutes, until browned on top and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool for 5 minutes in the baking tin, then gently remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Serves 4-6

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This item posted: 16-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

This Pumpkin Spice “Latte” brings the flavors of fall and festivities into a creamy and warming drink. This recipe is dairy-free, doesn’t contain coffee or caffeine, and uses only 100% pure maple syrup as a sweetener. It also includes options for three different milks–oat, almond, or coconut milk–so you can choose what works best for you.

Winter squash such as pumpkin is high in carotenoids that protect liver cells from damage. The glucose in winter squash can stabilize the liver, allowing blood sugar to stabilize overall in the body.

The combination of sugars and high mineral content of maple syrup quickly travels to the liver and becomes instant fuel of phytonutrient composition. Maple syrup is like an IV for the liver containing the best of both worlds: a vast array of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients (many of them still undiscovered) coupled with high-quality sugar on which the liver thrives.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients:
1/4 cup pumpkin puree, homemade or canned
2 cups gluten-free oat, unsweetened almond, or light coconut milk
1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup, to taste
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1-2 tbsp coconut whip, to serve (optional)

For the coconut whip topping (optional):
1 14-ounce can coconut cream or full fat coconut milk, chilled in the fridge overnight
2-3 tbsp raw honey

Directions:
Combine the pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a small pot and heat until warm on medium-high heat.

To make the optional coconut whip, chill your mixing bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes. When the bowl is chilled, remove the thick cream from the top of the can of coconut milk, leaving the coconut water/milk behind. Using an electric whisk, beat the cream for 2-3 minutes until you get soft peaks. Add the honey and beat for another 2 minutes.

Pour into a mug and top with coconut whipped cream (if using). You will have coconut whip leftover for another use. Sprinkle a bit of pumpkin pie spice on top and serve.

Serves 1-2

This item posted: 13-Oct-2020 - Disclaimer

Do you struggle with tingles and numbness, tics and spasms, tinnitus, vibrations, eye floaters, body pain, vertigo, burning skin, anxiety, tightness of the chest, brain fog, and dizziness? These, and many more mystery symptoms, are connected to neurological and central nervous system issues.



The symptoms can be frustratingly inconsistent, and well-meaning practitioners can sometimes misread the signs your body is displaying and prescribe an ineffective protocol. No one should have to spend their time trying things that will never work! Below I will detail many of the mystery symptoms that signal neurological issues and the foods and supplements that can offer you healing support.



Neurological Symptoms



Tics, twitches, and muscle spasms, which are all connected to spasming nerves, are signs of neurological issues. If you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo, your vagus nerve might be inflamed from neurotoxins from viruses. The vagus nerve runs from the brain, through the neck, past the throat, and down into the chest. Other symptoms linked to the vagus nerve include weakness of the limbs, a fluttering heart, issues with swallowing, or trouble taking a deep breath.



Other neurological symptoms you might experience include: tingling or numbness in the hands or feet, buzzing, ringing, or humming in the ears, cold hands or feet, feelings of poor circulation, jaw stiffness, gums burning, restless legs, pains in the neck, or a strange gnawing sensation in the stomach. Inflamed nerves like the vagus, phrenic, trigeminal, and sciatic play a huge role in these neurological symptoms.

 

Some people struggle with digesting food because they actually feel it move through the gut all the way to the colon. This particular symptom might wrongly be blamed on poor digestion, anxiety or IBS, but what you’re truly feeling is thousands of sensitive nerves coming from different places like the vagus nerve, phrenic nerve, and spine that connect to the intestinal tract, stomach, and colon. So, what appears to be a digestive issue is actually neurological.
 

Some might also experience what I termed neurological fatigue, which is different than adrenal fatigue. If it feels like a struggle forcing your legs to walk, your head feels heavy and foggy, or just crawling out of bed and standing up seems impossible, then you might be experiencing neurological fatigue which can come with Epstein-Barr virus and is a serious type of chronic fatigue. Not all neurological fatigue is this severe however. Someone can experience milder symptoms from neurological fatigue also.



A large amount of neurological problems are caused by Epstein-Barr, shingles and its many strains that have yet to even be discovered. Whether you have Epstein-Barr causing fibromyalgia or shingles causing neuralgia, your goal moving forward is to restore the nervous system. It’s about doing everything in your power to strengthen and fortify it, and this can be done!



Causes of Neurological Symptoms



There are some specific causes that can create a sensitive, weakened nervous system. The first is neurotoxins. Viruses such as Epstein-Barr, shingles, HHV-6, and others release neurotoxins which can cause a host of different sensitivities, symptoms and conditions connected to the nervous system. If any underlying viral issues are not addressed, your nervous system can become hypersensitive.


Toxic heavy metals and toxins are a second cause. Mercury is extremely harmful and other metals such as aluminum, lead, arsenic, copper, and nickel wreak havoc as well. An alloy of these metals in the brain can oxidize over time, short circuiting neurotransmitters as they run through the neurons. Imagine the neuron is like a stream and the neurotransmitters are like the living water rushing through. Heavy metals are what block and destroy both the stream and the pulsing energy running through it. Heavy metals diminish neurotransmitter and neuron function, breakdown electrical impulses, and can cause seizures if present in the brain and nervous system for extended periods of time.



Chemical sensitivities can also occur when chemicals interact with an already weak, sensitive central nervous system. Symptoms of a sensitive central nervous system might include forgetfulness, word misplacement, bafflement for no reason, confusion, feeling easily rattled or puzzled, brain fog, disorientation, or a feeling of disconnection. Anyone who experiences anxiety or depression has a sensitive central nervous system. Exposure to toxic chemicals can worsen these symptoms and create new symptoms for someone who is already very sensitive.



A few more triggers are aspartame, which damages the neurological system and can even cause seizures in certain people. Mold can be a serious trigger as well. Mold doesn't cause neurological issues but can be a trigger to another underlying cause. Stress and emotional hardships can also be triggers and have a serious negative impact on the central nervous system because of the corrosive adrenaline released when we are under stress and going through emotional hardships. Foods that can trigger neurological symptoms include eggs, gluten, and dairy.



Healing Foods



An important fact to know as you begin to heal is that your brain, central nervous system and nerves are fueled by glucose and mineral salts. That means your brain and nervous system run on naturally salty vegetables and the glucose from fruits! Do not be fooled by a current trend that inaccurately claims your brain runs on fat. The truth is, to heal any neurological issues, you must provide an abundance of sugars and mineral salts to your system, not through corn syrup, cane sugar, and table salt, but through fresh fruits, leafy greens, herbs, wild foods, and vegetables.



Wild blueberries are an incredible food and can help restore brain tissue. Drinking straight celery juice is another powerhouse addition to include daily. Coconut water is a great source of electrolytes and can be beneficial. Spinach, romaine, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, and mâche are also excellent healing foods that are loaded with mineral salts. You can add in seaweeds, such as dulse and nori. For glucose, bring in more bananas, papayas, raspberries, blackberries, mangoes, apples, pears, dates, apricots, peaches, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, yams, or regular potatoes. Incorporating the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox smoothie daily is a helpful tool to support and assist your body in removing toxic heavy metals. 

Healing Supplements and Teas



Some beneficial supplements include B-12 with adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin, licorice root, lemon balm, 5-MTHF, and magnesium glycinate. Certain herbal teas, such as nettle leaf tea, raspberry leaf tea, and lemon balm tea are great to drink as well. The Medical Medium Thyme Tea and Thyme Water are antiviral and would be excellent additions to your healing regimen. 

Rebuilding Your Central Nervous System

It takes time to rebuild your central nervous system but never give up on your body’s incredible power to heal! Feeding your body glucose, mineral salts, the right supplements, and a huge dose of self-compassion can move you forward towards greater health and vitality for your nervous system, brain and body as a whole.

In This Podcast Episode:

  • Neurological symptoms will be described so you can learn how to identify them easily and understand the true cause of why we can experience these symptoms
  • With this information, you will be able to relate and identify with the kind of neurological symptoms you have
  • Neurological symptoms and conditions such as: tics and spasms, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, jaw pain, head pain, neck pain, body pain, tingles and numbness, humming, buzzing, ringing in the ears, vibrations, tightness of chest, tightness of throat, panic attacks, anxiety, feeling of being on a boat, Lyme disease, lupus, fibromyalgia, autoimmune, multiple sclerosis, and dozens more.
  • I unveil how certain foods can be a trigger for neurological symptoms, and how we can easily replace these foods so we can move forward with our healing.
  • How inflamed nerves can affect digestion
  • What foods to remove to assist your body in healing neurological symptoms
  • Panic attacks – what is the reason behind them?
  • Plus, much more.

As we live our life with neurological symptoms, we often gain wisdom far exceeding our years, and at the same time, learn more about ourselves than anyone can ever imagine or experience, unless they were challenged in the way you have been. Your healing journey should always be respected and protected, and never forget it.

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Made with pumpkin and gluten-free grains, these baked donuts are a delicious but far healthier alternative to their fried, wheat-filled counterparts. They’re fun to make for children or to share with loved ones who are trying to make cleaner food choices. You can enjoy them dipped in the creamy cinnamon cashew glaze for a decadent finish, or enjoy them unadorned for a simpler palate.

Winter squashes such as pumpkin are loaded with nutrients that our livers can easily store. They are high in carotenoids that protect liver cells from damage. The glucose in winter squash can stabilize the liver, allowing blood sugar to stabilize overall in the body.

Pumpkin Donuts

Ingredients:

Donuts:
1 cup pumpkin puree
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon glaze:
3/4 cup cashews, soaked for 1 hour in hot water
2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cardamom
1/4 cup water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Lightly grease a 12-donut pan. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and coconut oil. In another bowl, add the oat flour, brown rice flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Whisk until uniform and lump-free.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Stir until evenly mixed. Spoon or pipe the batter into the greased donut pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned on top and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the donut pan, then move to a wire rack and cool completely.

To make the glaze, add the drained cashews, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon, cardamom, and water to a blender and blend until very smooth, for 4-5 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. When the donuts are cool, dip them in the glaze. Best enjoyed on the day of baking and kept in an airtight container until needed.

Makes 12 donuts

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