Medical Medium Diet : My New Favorite Recipe

This morning I weighed 163 pounds. This is down from my beginning weight of 175 by 12 pounds.  My goal is 145 pounds.  I’m almost half way there.

I created a new recipe this morning because all my favorite foods were all eaten up.

Avocado, Raisin, Coconut Mash:

  • One avocado
  • Handful of raisins
  • Handful of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Handful of ground hemp seeds
  • Sprinkles of turmeric
  • Sprinkles of “Dash” original seasoning

Mach these all up together and eat.  It is yummy and gives you a feeling of having eaten something substantial after the celery juice in the morning and the fresh fruit.

This may be an unusual combination for some people, but I really liked it.  One of the great things about this recipe is that it’s quick and easy.  You may like it too.  Or, you could create your  own avocado mash recipe with any combination of approved raw foods.  🙂

The Medical Medium Diet : Vacation Over . . . Damage Report!

Yesterday morning I weighed 166 pounds, a gain of 6 pounds.  Not bad considering I ate what everyone else was eating, especially ice cream and candy.  However, as soon as I went off my diet, I could feel the difference.  I didn’t feel as good.  Did I stop indulging?  No.  I ate like everyone else.  I relaxed and enjoyed myself with the family and had fun, knowing I would be getting back to my healthy diet eventually.  After all, it is a life style change, not a diet, right?

Yesterday was the first day I was able to stick to the diet . . . I mean life style change . . . after several days of false starts.  I’m not mad at myself for any of the false starts.  Being angry with myself would be counter productive.  Health guru David Wolfe wrote in one of his books (and I am paraphrasing extremely) that if a person decides to indulge in a treat, they would be better off simply enjoying the indulgence without judgement rather than beating themselves up about it, which would cause stress and negative energy, and could possibly be worse for the person than the treat itself.

For me, false starts are an OK way of easing into something.  Typically false starts happen when I am not prepared.  Having the right food prepared ahead of time makes the transition from regular food to a special diet much more doable.  When I don’t have my diet friendly substantial foods ready to eat when I get hungry, after the celery juice and fruits of the morning, I feel tired and don’t want to prepare anything, so I eat whatever I can get my hands on, and chalk up another false start.  That’s OK for a little while but then I gear up and prepare for success.

The substantial food I depend on I like to call “candy”.  My “candy” is a mix of nuts and seeds, powdered greens, dried fruit, coconut oil, and honey.  Once I had prepared my health food “candy” ahead of time I was successful.  Along with the fresh fruits and veggies for eating, juicing, and salads, I had my sweet and yummy “candy”.  This “candy” is a great energy food.

My “candy” is very similar to energy balls that herbalist Rosemary Gladstar describes in her book “Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health”.  I took the idea and plugged in the foods from the Medical Medium diet, and voila’, “candy” that tastes good and is good for me too.  I reach for this “candy” when I would ordinarily reach for a sandwich or cereal.  I eat my “candy” instead of a meal.

Today’s “candy” was made from a mix of 1 c. chopped Brazil nuts, 1/2 c. shredded coconut, 1/2 c. sesame seeds, 1/2 c. ground hemp seeds, 1/2 c. dried cranberries, 1 c. prunes, 3/4 c. dried figs, 1/4 c. coconut oil, 1/8 c. spirulina, 1/8 c. chlorella, 1/8 c. cinnamon, enough honey to get it all sticking together, and a little bit of salt. A food processor chops everything up nice and fine and rolls it together as it gets sticky.  When the consistency is sticky enough, sort of like thick cookie dough, the mix can be rolled into little balls and put into the refrigerator to harden a bit.  Before refrigerating, the balls can be rolled in sesame seeds, coconut, chocolate powder, or other fine ingredient that keeps your fingers from getting sticky or oily when you pick them up to eat them (if that is important to you).  The “candy” ingredients can be changed to include whatever works for you on your own personal diet and according to your preferences.

Each ball is a bite sized morsel, easy to pick up and eat.  I don’t think I would be as successful in this life style change without them.

The Medical Medium Diet : On Vacation

I am on vacation and so is my diet.

My 9 children, and the families of the married ones, have converged from across the country to be together for a 10 day family reunion, which started on July 1st.  We are having a ball with all the planned activities, and we are on the go every day.  I am finding it difficult to impossible to stick to the very wonderful medical medium diet while all this is going on.  I usually get plenty of rest and have a very home based life, but not so when we are going from one place to another and I am using a lot of energy.  My imperfection shows mightly as I graze on the delicious food being offered up for the group, and completely disregard the restrictions of the medical medium diet.

I had to take a nap today for the first time since I started because the food I ate made me feel sleepy.  I also had to get some medicine for a health flare up which has not given me much trouble since I started the diet, until last night after eating “normal” food for two days.  These two symptoms are obvious indicators that the medical medium diet is helpful to me when I am strictly sticking to the prescribed fresh fruits and vegetables and nuts and seeds.

I forgive myself, however, and am really enjoying eating the foods I have been avoiding.  I will get back to my diet when everything has calmed down.

I weighed 160 on July 1st.  A 15 pound loss from when I started this diet on May 18th.  We’ll see what happens when I take a vacation from the diet.

The Medical Medium Diet : Day 31

This morning I weighed 162 pounds, a loss of 13 pounds since I began the diet a month ago.

I have passed the 28 day cleanse timetable and am continuing with this diet to lose more weight and continue cleansing.  The book says it is OK to continue until you are satisfied with your weight and feel like you have accomplished your goals.

I am gradually feeling better and I hope to regain full health.  I still have yet to gather all the herbs the various chapters suggest!  I tallied all the most recommended herbs and foods and “wild” blueberries topped the list.  You can find WILD blueberries in the freezer section in most grocery stores.  They are supposed to be much better than tame ones.

Today I finally made a salad to mix it up and have something other than smoothies and herbal tea and nuts and fruit.  I still used similar ingredients but the texture was refreshing.  I used chopped spinach, celery, avocado, banana, cucumber, raisins, walnuts, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, turmeric powder, parsley, and garlic.  It was delicious!!

A few days ago I made a dessert of powdered chlorella, powdered spirulina, coconut oil, coconut flakes, stevia leaves, hemp seeds, flax seeds, dried apricots, raisins, brazil nuts, and honey.  It tasted a little bit like peanut butter and honey cookie dough.  I made it to keep from eating sweet treats that the rest of the family was having, but they helped me eat my sweet treat too!

The Medical Medium Diet: Day 24

This morning I weighed 164 pounds. In the last 10 days I was at 165 pounds most of the time.
I am sticking to the 28 day cleanse religiously. I have some days of more energy and some days of very little energy. I still need to add many of the herbs mentioned in the book.

The Medical Medium Diet : Day 14

This morning I weighed 167.

I have been strictly following this diet for two weeks now.  I have lost 8 pounds, and I am beginning to feel a difference in my energy level.  The last 2 days I have been feeling stronger and have not had noticeable headaches.  I am encouraged!

I have searched out more of the herbs suggested in the chapters that pertain to my symptoms (which includes most of the chapters), so I have a large variety of helpful herbs and foods I am using.

Some herbs I am making into tea, like a combination of anise seeds, ginseng (Chinese and American), valerian, water hyssop, red clover, licorice root, cinnamon powder, and stevia leaf.  I have to say, this tea tastes delicious!

Some I am taking in capsule form, like ashwaganda, vitamin B12, herbal pumpkin, master gland formula, urinary maintenance, l-lysene, hydrangea, sage, CoQ10, VS-C, MSM, astragalus, magnesium, and rose hips.

For the most part, I am using Nature Sunshine products for the capsules, because I have them from working with a naturopath over ten ago.  I never got rid of the capsules.  Most of the herbs are old, but I believe in using them up before buying new.  The combination capsules, like urinary maintenance, for example, have herbs in them that are recommended by the book “Medical Medium”.  When I run out, I will get the herbs individually, possibly.

I am still eating the smoothies; as well as fruit — like raspberries, apples, apricots, and bananas, and supplementing with Brazil nuts and walnuts, all of which are recommended.  Sometimes I want other foods but I don’t crave them.  I limit myself to only the foods recommended in the book.

When I am resting my body feels like it is vibrating at a finer lever, and not at a gross level like I feel when I am sick.

I will post only occasionally about this from now on — especially when I feel I’ve made breakthroughs.  I intend to continue this way of eating for at least 40 days, and very probably longer.

The Medical Medium Diet : Day 6,7,and 8

Day 6 — I weighed 171 pounds

Day 7 — I weighed 169 pounds

Day 8 — I weighed 169 pounds again.

I may have shifted to the starvation mode because I know I am not eating many calories.  Makes me think how much food we eat that we don’t really “need”.  I am resting a lot, however, and maybe I am just not burning many calories.

We had a party yesterday, with extended family over, at our house, to celebrate a visit from my husband John.  Food was good and flowing . . . but I didn’t eat the regular fare . . . stuck to my smoothie and nuts.

I’ve been having headaches every day, which started May 7th and have continued.  May 7th was a week and a half before I started this diet.  I know the headaches were probably brought on my stress and me over doing it, and I have a history of headaches in my life, but the constancy of these every day, sometimes more than once a day, is what prompted me to get serious about trying the suggestions in “Medical Medium”.  Several chapters describe by symptoms, and I am beginning to think these mysterious illnesses: Hashimoto’s disease, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Hypoglycemia, Adrenal fatigue, Lyme’s disease, and others, are very similar.

I’ve been on the diet one week now, and I am still having headaches and am feeling exhausted off and on, between bursts of energy.  I intend to give the diet at least three months to see if I am starting to feel any better, though to be completely healed, I may have to continue the diet for years, or even the rest of my life.  I actually think I could do that if it means feeling good and being healthy.

The Medical Medium Diet : Day 5

As I mentioned before, I weighed 169 1/2 this morning.  Yay!

Today was a good one.  The usual food, but a new combination for the smoothie, which included some of the foods recommended for gut health: 1 regular avocado, 1 cup packed fresh cilantro, 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley, 2 cloves fresh garlic, 2 small yellow summer squash, 1/3 bunch asparagus, 1 small fuji apple, 1 cup blueberries, 1 banana, 2 Tablespoons fresh sage, and water.  This combination was a wonderful change from my usual bland smoothie.  It had a Mexican kick to it.  I also made tea from red clover blossoms, which is supposed to help remove toxic heavy metals from the body system; and licorice root, which is supposed to inhibit the movement and reproduction of viruses as well as kill EBV viruses in the thyroid and aid the adrenal glands.  It was mildly sweet and pleasant.

When I got home from church I took a nice long nap to get rid of my headache.  The nap felt wonderful and I got a good rest.  Getting back on the Sertraline helped with that.

The Medical Medium Diet : Day 4 1/2

Usually I write at night, after the day has gone by, to report.  But this morning I felt like writing.

This morning I weighed 169.5 pounds.  A loss of 1 1/2 pounds in the past two days.  🙂

Last night, after writing about Day 4, I was trying to go to sleep and my nerves were acting up, meaning, they were scintillating and tingling and doing their abnormal thing on much of my skin, especially face, head, hands, feet, arms, legs, torso . . . hmm, I guess my whole body.  My right side was also experiencing sore muscles in the quadriceps and the gluteus maximums muscles (which was new), though I had not done any exercising to cause soreness.  I took my Sertraline (generic for Zoloft) so I could get some sleep.  I don’t believe the earlier success  I had, of no nerve pain while not taking the Sertraline, was from a placebo effect, but probably more from the medicine still in my body.  I’m thinking the Sertraline just took a couple days to leave my system and stop helping.

This leads me to think that I am expecting way too much, way too soon.  In the book “Medical Medium” many of the success stories show the diet took 3 to 18 months or more to relieve the patient of the symptoms.  In my own past, when I kicked the Hashimoto’s symptoms and got the the point where my blood tests showed I was in the normal range for thyroid hormone levels and Hashimoto’s titers, I had been eating carefully and taking supporting herbs for three years.  So, I humbly retract my brashness and will stay the course until I am really well, using the needed Sertraline for now.