Dr. Merrell shares some food items that he says can heal and/or prevent many common ailments:
Green Tea. Dr. Merrell suggests drinking green tea over coffee as a caffeinated beverage of choice. "[Green tea] is one the most powerful antioxidants on the planet," he says.
Elderberry. "Berries are some of the most powerful healing substances we have in terms of the antioxidant capacity, and elderberry has unique properties that actually help the immune system," he says.
Turmeric. "This is just an ingredient in curry," Dr. Merrell says. "A lot of people prefer to take it in a tablet form. It is a very powerful anti-inflammatory substance." Dr. Merrell says turmeric may be an asset in preventing Alzheimer's disease.
Omega-3 fatty acids. "My overall favorite supplement is omega-3 fatty acids—fish oil—because they do so much and have been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, arthritis, arrhythmias and depression," he says.