Melons, a humble yet powerful fruit
The nutritional benefits and healing properties of melon
The Melon is such a humble fruit that it is often overlooked. Whether it’s a watermelon, honeydew, or cantaloupe - melons are so critical to our health that when struggling with a disease, it can make all the difference.
Melons grow on the ground and absorb energy from both the sun and Mother Earth, so it’s not surprising that they have qualities similar to breast milk. Melons grant us emotional support in times of need, similar to the warm embrace of a loving mother, while providing the nutrients we need. The energy of Gaia, Mother Earth, is one of acceptance and safety, while the energy of the sun nourishes us and helps us evolve. This is the power of melons.
Melons are so easy to assimilate that our digestive systems barely need to process the melon when it enters the stomach. Melons are so high in enzymes and coenzymes that they leave the stomach in less than one minute, and enter the intestinal tract, immediately fortifying and replenishing the body – much like an intravenous nutrient therapy. Biochemically melons are exactly what our body needs to heal and thrive.
Melons are essentially purified water that knows to bind with toxins and ammonia gas and flush them out of the body, thus supporting the immune system. Melons are so hydrating that they can lower high blood pressure caused by thick blood, thus protecting the heart and vascular system. The fruit’s high electrolyte content helps to protect the brain and the rest of the nervous system from stress-related strokes, aneurysms and embolisms. For those with liver or kidney disease, melons provide crucial support and can even make the difference between life and death.
The water in a melon is nearly identical to our blood, and its sodium, potassium and glucose levels are abundant and bio-available. Melons are also high in silica, making them an excellent food to restore ligaments, joints, bones, teeth, connective tissue and tendons. Last but not least, melons are also powerful glucose balancers, working to prevent insulin resistance and lower A1C levels.
Additional conditions that will benefit from a regular dose of melon include:
Infertility, Crohn’s disease, colitis, peptic ulcers, reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), stroke, heart attack or heart disease, breast and pancreatic cancer, tendonitis, epilepsy, sepsis, osteoporosis, H. pylori, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Addison’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acne, herpes, urinary tract infection (UTI), acidosis, E. coli, yeast or mold exposure.
To reap the best benefit from melons, try eating at least half a small melon per day on an empty stomach or with some vegetable juice. Melons move so quickly through the digestive tract that they can get held up and start to ferment in the gut if eaten with denser foods.
Popsicles are a great idea for those picky kids, and anyone else looking for a sweet dessert. Even the most challenging of my grandchildren will eat melon popsicles. The original recipe calls for 6 cups of any variety of melon (I often add pears or any other fruit I have in excess), and 1 tablespoon of raw honey blended together in a high-speed blender, strain and pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 2 hours.
Enjoy them melons,
Recipes and information in this blog comes from Anthony William’s book, Medical Medium - Life-Changing Foods, Carlsbad: Hay House Publishing, 2016.