Eat Brussels Sprouts Even If You Despise Them

I know it’s not the most loved vegetable in the world, but brussels sprouts have health benefits that make them well worth adding to your diet. Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts are very nutrient dense. Brussels sprouts have a good amount of antioxidants, folic acid, protein, iron, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. My recipe below has great anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties.

First cut the stocks off of the ends of the brussels sprouts. You can also chop the brussels sprouts in half if you would like to cook them quickly on a pan. Put the brussels sprouts in a large gallon ziplock bag and add garlic, onions, fresh thyme, and olive oil. Then zip the bag tightly and shake until everything is evenly covered. Let the bag sit for 10 or 15 minutes, so the brussels sprouts to absorb the herbs. Cook them in the oven for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees. I suggest turning them over at the halfway point to cook them evenly. Using a layer of parchment paper will save a lot of time later when you're cleaning the baking sheet.

This recipe can be improved with a combination of cayenne, turmeric, ginger, mustard seed, basil, and of course salt. If you’ve had brussels sprouts in the past that you thought tasted disgusting, I highly recommend trying this recipe. You may change your opinion about this vegetable. 

Another tip: It’s a lot faster and easier to make this recipe if you have someone to be your “sous-chef.” You could probably even get your kids involved pulling apart the garlic cloves and pulling fresh thyme off of the stems.

The 100%, Sure-Fire Way to Boost Your Immune System

For years I’ve been advocating patients to eat coconut oil. I highly recommended the extra virgin unrefined brands with the least amount of processing and the highest amount of health benefits. One of the main benefits is lauric acid, which makes up about forty-four percent of the fatty acid content in coconut oil. This is converted to monolaurin in the body.

Studies show monolaurin can have many health benefits such as promoting a strong immune defense, supporting a healthy balance of gut bacteria, and maintaining healthy levels of yeast. Research also suggests monolaurin supports the immune system to fight many viruses from the influenza (common flu) virus all the way to herpes simplex viruses.

I eat coconut oil just about every day in my smoothies, but to make my immune system nearly impenetrable I supplement with Lauricidin one to three times a day. Lauricidin is pure monolaurin derived naturally from coconut oil.

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Professor Jon J. Kabara, PhD, the discoverer of monolaurin is the man behind the Lauricidin company. He did the pioneering research back in the 1960’s that indicated the extraordinary properties of monolaurin. I haven’t been compensated in any way by Lauricidin to endorse this product or write this blog. I stand behind Lauricidin because I use it, my staff members use it, my family members use it, and I have seen the results first hand. I carry this product at my clinic so my patients can benefit as well.

It’s important to follow the dosage instructions I specifically specify during consultation. Jarisch-Herxheimer reactions or “die off” symptoms are normal, and possibly even healthy when taking Lauricidin. Uncomfortable die reactions, such as brain fog may occur because Lauricidin destroys harmful microorganisms within the body. When these bad organisms are destroyed, they release endotoxin-like products that may cause you to feel flu-like symptoms. This is typical especially if you have severe bacteria overgrowth. I’ve actually had patients happy to feel the uncomfortable “die off” symptoms because they know the product is working well. Ask me any time when you’re at my office and I will happily let you try a complimentary sample of Lauricidin.




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