Medical Medium Recipe Challenge – October 7 – Hibiscus lemonade

Oh boy…

Do I ever have a treat for you.

Is this my first 10 out of 10??? I have to check back to see. But this is definitely a 10 out of 10 for flavour, simplicity and just sheer beauty! Look at that shade of pink!

This is one I found in the Medical Medium Liver Rescue Book. I really enjoyed drinking the hibiscus tea throughout my liver cleanse and so I figured I would enjoy this one. I mean…I was a lemonade addict growing up, catch my drift!?

Ingredients needed: Dried hibiscus, hibiscus tea bags, lemons, raw honey and water.

Hibiscus tea: Hibiscus tea is made from deep red calyxes of the hibiscus flower that is rich in anthocyanins, fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and bioflavonoids. Hibiscus tea is excellent for boosting the immune system and fighting off infections. Traditionally, hibiscus tea was regarded by the egyptian pharaohs to be royalty’s most important beverage as it was known to improve health and vitality.

The antioxidants found in hibiscus tea are often compared to those in red wine and have been noted for their positive effects on cardiac health including lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These antioxidants also contain powerful anti-cancer properties which have the ability to protect cells and keep them healthy and free from damage.

Hibiscus tea is also known to be beneficial for weight loss, depression, sleep disorders, hypertension, and mood swings. Hibiscus tea also is known to help lower blood pressure, prevent bladder infections, and relieve constipation. Hibiscus has been used for centuries to support liver function and aid in liver disorders such as fatty liver syndrome and jaundice. Hibiscus tea can be consumed either hold or cold. 

Lemons: Lemons are a powerful healing fruit containing anti septic, antibiotic and anti-cancer properties. They are rich in vitamin C and B complex minerals. They can help cleanse and detoxify your entire body! It’s a good idea to start your day with a tall glass of fresh lemon juice.

Raw honey: Anti viral, anti fungal, antibacterial, promotes digestive health, boosts immunity, anti inflammatory, potent medicinal properties.

Make a big batch and drink it over the course of 2-3 days or share it with friends!

Medical Medium Recipe Challenge – October 6 – Chaga Tea Latte

Awhile back as I was making my way through the Medical Medium “Life Changing Foods” Book – I stumbled across the recipe for “Chaga Tea Latte” and thus my foray into medicinal mushrooms began. Since then I have learned about different medicinal mushrooms and their benefits including reishi, lion mane and of course chaga. Getting this super food in as apart of a delicious drink recipe was appealing to me! I ordered some pure chaga extract powder from Vimery and was able to replicate the MM Recipe for Day 6 of the Medical Medium Recipe Challenge for the “Chaga Tea Latte”

Ingredients used: I used a Blend of almond,hazelnut and cashew milk, although MM recommends coconut milk, cinnamon, reishi extract powder and raw honey.

Chaga: According to the Medical Medium ” Chaga is an incredibly powerful medicinal mushroom that is highly sought after due to its phenomenal levels of antioxidants and healing properties. Chaga is rich in Vitamins A, C, B, D, and E and minerals such as manganese, iron, calcium, zinc, and selenium. It also contains potent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-candida, and anti-parasite properties. 

Chaga is one of the best sources of betulinic acid which is known to kill cancer cells on contact. Chaga is therefore often listed as one of the top anti-cancer and anti-tumor foods and is highly valued in a variety of natural cancer treatments and preventative protocols. Research has shown Chaga to be particularly beneficial for colon, stomach, endometrial, lung, breast, and prostate cancer. 

Chaga is also rich in beta-glucans which can dramatically strengthen and reinforce the immune system making it an ideal choice for those suffering with autoimmune disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, irritable bowl syndrome, Chron’s disease, lymphoma, bursitis, shingles, and PCOS. 

Its anti-inflammatory properties makes it ideal for those with IBS, arthritis, colitis, cystitis, tendonitis, edema, asthma, celiac disease, and acne. The wide range of healing benefits found in Chaga makes its one of the most important and essential medicinal foods to be included in one’s natural health regime. 

Chaga mushrooms grow in harmony with birch tress and can be found in northern regions of the United States and in the forest of the Appalachian mountains. It can also be found in temperate forests of Europe, Canada, China, Russia, and Korea where it is known as a “gift of God”. Chaga tea is an incredibly beneficial since the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healing compounds are easily and quickly assimilated and utilized by the body.”

Raw Honey: Anti viral, anti fungal, antibacterial, promotes digestive health, boosts immunity, anti inflammatory, potent medicinal properties.

Cinnamon: According to the Medical Medium: “Cinnamon has been used for healing and medicinally throughout history. It has the highest antioxidant strength of all the food sources and is several hundreds more potent than any fruit or vegetable. Cinnamon is a great source of vitamins A and B-complex and minerals such as chromium, iron, zinc, and calcium.  It is particularly good for helping diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, 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 prevent strokes and coronary artery disease.  It is also very good for reducing inflammation in the body making it helpful for people with autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Cinnamon also has the amazing ability to stop yeast infections, candida, and menstrual cramps. Cinnamon has anti-cancer properties and has been known to reduce the growth of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells within the body. It is commonly used in gum and dental treatments due to its pain relieving and antiseptic properties.”

Smooth nutty taste and incredibly nourishing! I give this recipe a solid 7 out of 10.

Medical Medium Recipe Challenge – October 2- Sweet Cherry Smoothie

Good morning and happy October 2

For day 2 of our Medical Medium Recipe Challenge I enjoyed a smoothie for breakfast. I actually really enjoy fruit smoothies for breakfast (sometimes with a plant based protein powder like Sun warrior and sometimes, like today, without!) And they don’t seem to spike my blood glucose level so long as I have been keeping my fats low (radical fats – as the Medical Medium calls them).

The sweet cherry smoothie from the Medical Medium “Life Changing Foods” Book called out to me this morning! Full of tasty sweet frozen cherries, bananas and a zing of lemon – the ingredients could not be easier or cleaner!

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I rate this a solid 10 out of 10 – absolutely delicious!

Ingredients used: Ripe bananas, frozen sweet cherries, lemon, water

Bananas: One of the most nutritional and healing fruits readily available today. They are 76 percent water and full of vitamin C, B6, potassium, copper and manganese. They are a great electrolyte food and good for busy people on the run. They are anti viral and anti fungal . They are a great food choice for those suffering from chronic illness. They are a great food for lowering blood pressure. According to the medical medium ” Bananas should be ripe when eaten which means the peel should be lightly speckled and the fruit has a sweet, creamy taste. Unripe bananas can cause constipation and other adverse reactions”

Cherries: According to the medical medium cherries are the ultimate liver tonic, cleanser and rejuvinator. They promote a healthy hemoglobin, and are anti cancerous. They are actually better at reliving constipation than prunes! They help to cleanse the bladder and are one of the best endocrine system boosting foods you could eat. If you are looking to lose some weight – cherries are your best friend!

Lemon: Lemons are a powerful healing fruit containing anti septic, antibiotic and anti-cancer properties. They are rich in vitamin C and B complex minerals. They can help cleanse and detoxify your entire body! It’s a good idea to start your day with a tall glass of fresh lemon juice.

As you can see – the sweet cherry smoothie is a wonderful way to start your day.

See you for day 3!

Rewild Your Life Week Challenge Day 3/7

Day 3/7

Sit outside in silence, observe your surroundings, try not to make yourself seen or known.

I sat under our beautiful old black walnut tree and enjoyed the peacefulness of it all. I enjoyed the birds coming and going and the squirrels tending to their walnuts.

Losing weight, getting healthy, getting fit – is so much more than just nutrition and working out. That is a huge part of it yes…but so is balancing and healing your emotions, feeding your soul and being well mentally. I believe the more one can get outside and enjoy the peacefulness of it all, the better off we will be on our healing journeys.