Do you know how important your liver is to your overall quality of life? A lesson from Anthony William.
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The summit begins May 4-20 but when you join now you get to listen to a preview of Anthony William’s lesson, “A Liver Meditation to Improve Detoxification,”. I thought you might appreciate that!
Here is a sneak preview audio from Anthony William on liver detox.
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My lesson on the Heal Your Life Summit launches May 16th. In my new book Cancer-Free with Food, I also talk about liver health. I found this incredibly fascinating and thought you might too, Tigernuts have been studied and proven to be an effective liver protector! One study showed that tigernut milk can be useful for preventing liver damage from the pain reliever acetaminophen! Researchers concluded that the phytochemicals in tigernut milk significantly prevented liver injury. So drink tigernut milk for its liver-protecting properties during chemotherapy, when your liver is in danger of being overwhelmed with toxins.
Eating tigernuts is good for the environment as well as your body. Tigernut Milk can be made simply by tossing a quarter cup of tigernuts in four cups of water and giving them a spin in a blender. By contrast, almond trees require a lot of water and are often farmed using pesticides. Plus, store-bought almond milk is often pasteurized, which changes its nutritional value. Tigernut milk is naturally sweet—no cane sugar is generally added to the store-bought variety, like it is to many brands of nut milk.
Here is the recipe for you:
IRON BOOSTING TIGERNUT MILK
Total time: 5 minutes (Makes 4 servings)
1 cup tigernuts
4 cups filtered water
4 seedless dates or 1 teaspoon
Pinch of sea salt
teaspoon vanilla extract
Calories: 155.5 | Protein: 2.5g | Carbs: 25g | Dietary Fiber: 0.1g | Fat: 8.7g | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Vitamin D: 0 IU | Vitamin E: 0mg | Calcium: 46.1mg | Iron: 2.3mg | Magnesium: 39.2mg | Potassium: 12.9mg
Excerpt from Cancer Free with Food
Vitamin D is a necessary vitamin, as it helps us to absorb minerals, like magnesium and calcium, in our intestines. We get Vitamin D from sunshine and from some foods. Vitamin D3 and D2 are compounds from food. D2 is found in fungi (mushrooms). Vitamin D3 is found in fish and grass-fed beef or calf liver. Some foods in the supermarket are fortified with vitamin D.
Foods that contain vitamin D:
that breast cancer death rates tended to be higher in areas with low winter sunlight levels and lower in sunny areas.
If you live in a place with little sunshine, chances are good that you are vitamin D deficient. I have heard from many people that when they took vitamin D supplements (based on blood work showing they were deficient), a lot of their health issues improved. Maybe this is why we typically feel better in spring and summer?
Suggested dosage: Have your doctor check your vitamin D levels through a blood test and prescribe a proper amount of supplemental vitamin D. Get 10 to 15 minutes of sun on bare skin daily.
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Sea salt is produced by the evaporation of seawater. Some is a residual of evaporation that happened long ago. For example, Himalayan salt, which is pink and comes from an inland mountain range, is harvested from terrain that was once covered in ocean water millions of years ago. The container may be labeled Celtic sea salt (aka sel gris, or “gray salt”), fleur de sel (“flower of salt”), or Hawaiian (black or red) salt. High-quality sea salts typically contain 60 to 84 trace minerals—zinc, iron, and potassium among them—making them healthful, and much better than bleached-white table salt. I strongly believe no one should ever consume white table salt. And why would we need to when sea salt is available to us?
Many people are still afraid of salt, fat, and carbohydrates because of all the crazy articles they read decades ago. The problem is not with salt, per se; we just need the right salts. People who are deprived of salts can suffer many health issues. You can include sea salts in your cooking, smoothies, or even just mix some in water and it will give you those trace minerals you need. Salt helps the human body function at its best.
Although seas salt may contain trace iodine, it is not the best source of iodine. Iodine-rich foods include seaweed, cod fish, shrimp, tuna, eggs, organic dairy, and prunes. Iodine is an essential mineral, needed for proper thyroid functioning. With too little, our metabolism slows down. In children, a deficiency can affect brain and bone development. Dr. Christiane Northrup recommends dried dulse flakes (a sea vegetable) as a source of iodine.
One way to heal the body is to detox it by consuming curcuminoids, a family of active compounds that includes curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Curcuminoids are responsible for the healing properties of turmeric.
Remember there are many many many ways to heal, so it’s finding the one that works best for you. This is an excerpt from my new book “Cancer-Free with Food” which is available for pre-order on @barnesandnoble and @amazon now you guys!
You consume curcuminoids when you eat turmeric. Turmeric root is perhaps the most studied and talked about food for preventing and fighting cancer. In fact, it is so powerful that MD Anderson Cancer Centerformed a Center for Cancer Prevention by Dietary Botanicals specifically to evaluate the efficacy of using ginger, black pepper, and turmeric—a trio of spices routinely used in Indian food—to heal and prevent colorectal cancer. Okay, so we hear about turmeric all the time, but why is it so good? To break it down, turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, and brain-protecting superfood. The spice made from turmeric root that gives curry its bright yellow color, it has its superpowers because it contains three potent compounds: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. No matter how you do it, consuming turmeric is a no-brainer! The curcuminoid compounds in turmeric have been shown to decrease tumor size in cases of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center published a study with rats who were exposed to cancer-causing substances. They then treated them with turmeric and found they were protected from colon, stomach, and skin cancers. How amazing is that? Furthermore, in this same study, the replication of tumor cells stopped when turmeric was applied directly to them in the laboratory. Other laboratory experiments have shown that curcuminoids protect the body in a few more ways: They enhance the activity of a crucial detoxifying enzyme and act as antioxidants by neutralizing free radicals (which cause DNA damage).13 Detoxifying the body is one of the beneficial healing strategies discussed in Chapter 5. There is hope for healing colon cancer with turmeric. Functional medicine expert Dr. Mark Hyman recommends turmeric root to reduce gut-based inflammation.14 Michael Greger, M.D.,founding member of the American Academy of Lifestyle Medicine and author of How Not to Die, states that the low incidence of bowel cancer in India is often attributed to natural antioxidants such as curcumin (the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric used in curry powder), which the majority of Indians consume on a daily basis.15 And in one small study in 2006, patients at high risk for colon cancer who received 480 milligrams of curcumin and 20 milligrams of quercetin (found in red onions and grapes) three times a day realized a decrease in the number and size of polyps in their colons.16
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12. “Turmeric,” Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (accessed June 26,
16. M. Cruz-Correa, D.A. Shoskes, P. Sanchez, et. Al. “Combination Treatment
with Curcumin and Quercetin of Adenomas in Familial Adenomatous
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