Benefits of Lemon Water

As a child & teen, I would eat a lemon on a daily basis, then as an adult, I discovered lemons have tons of health benefits!

My 3 Favorite Things About Lemons:

– Lemons support weight loss!

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition showed that polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons significantly reduced weight gain caused by a high-fat diet. In addition, insulin resistance was improved!

– Lemons help digestion!

Studies suggest that drinking warm lemon water when you wake up may help get rid of toxins, prevents constipation and gets your digestive system moving!

– Lemons prevent kidney stones!

Health studies suggest that the citric acid in lemons may help prevent calcium kidney stones.

Lemon water is a great way to increase your citric acid intake and may decrease your risk of getting new calcium stones.

In fact, having 1/2 cup of Organic Fresh Squeezed Lemon juice provides the same amount of citric acid you’d find in prescription forms.

How to Drink Lemon Water!

In order to get any health benefits of lemon water, drink it consistently and in therapeutic doses.

Always use real lemon juice from fresh Organic Lemons.

To make lemon water, squeeze half a lemon into 8 ounces of warm or room temp filtered water.

For best wellness results, drink lemon water warm or room temperature first thing in the morning at lunch and before sleep…

You can infuse your lemon water with other tasty fruits and herbs and drink it throughout the day…

A few springs of mint, a teaspoon of coconut nectar, or a fresh ginger slice or a dash of cinnamon are all good options.

You can also add slices of other fresh citrus fruits such as limes and oranges, or cucumber slices.

Visit my blog for infused water recipes:

https://yummyyummybaby.com/2015/01/20/are-kids-drinking-enough-water-8-tips-to-help-kids-stay-hydrated-yummy-infused-water-recipe/

Although lemon water is generally safe to drink, there are a few potential side effects.

1) Lemon contains citric acid, which can erode tooth enamel (this happened to me because of my childhood lemon addiction).

To limit the risk, drink lemon water through a straw, and rinse your mouth afterwards.

2) Lemons become alkaline in the digestive tract, so many people experience heartburn relief, but others get increased heartburn…

3) Some people are allergic to lemons, so be aware of any changes, such as itching, bruising or breakouts.

According to the Food and Nutrition Board, the dietary reference intake for water is 91 to 125 ounces. This includes water from food and drinks.

Pure Water is the best beverage for hydration, but if you like a little flavor enhancement, adding lemon enhances water’s flavor, helps your digestion, can help kidney stones and help you lose weight!

So get your straws out and drink up!


Turmeric: An Ancient Spice for Inflammation & Cancer Remedies: Part 2🌱

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Turmeric is an Ancient Spice that has been used in Asia & India since 2,000 B.C.

Just as oranges are a source of Vitamin C, Turmeric is a source of Curcumin. Today, we extract Curcumin from Turmeric to use as a natural medicine!

Curcumin stops pain and inflammation, and is being currently investigated for inhibiting tumors and fighting Cancer, preventing fat growth and accumulation, regulating blood sugar, stopping Depression and slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Turmeric is also known as Indian saffron, jiang huang, haridra, curcuma longa and haldi. This healing spice belongs to the ginger family and is a major ingredient of curry powder.

The Turmeric in Curcumin has many medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activity and has been used to treat cancer sores for many years.

Again, the main active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin or Diferuloyl Methane, which many studies now show to have Anticancer effects on cancer cells!

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Although there has been incredible results in aggressive cancers like Human Glioma, to date, Curcumin has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells.

Curcumin is like a pharmacy unto itself, it works harmoniously in many different ways and very high doses can be a helpful adjunct to conventional Cancer Therapies!

Again, it is important to know that is is great to add Turmeric Spice to our foods, as I did in this dish, however, in order for the Turmeric or Curcumin to be effective in treating Cancer or other serious conditions, it must be taken in large doses and therefore should only be done under the supervision of a qualified health care practitioner, especially if you are hypoglycemic!

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Signs of overdosing or negative reaction include yellowing skin (jaundice), dark urine, feeling or being sick, unusual tiredness, stomach or abdominal pain, and loss of appetite.

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I hope this information inspires you to search for alternative medicine that is being successfully used all over the world. Natural Remedies for Cancer! Part 1

Earth’s natural pharmacy is our best pharmacy!

Sending you positive vibes and well wishes,

Dr. D 🌞

The dish above was fairly easy, it included Vegan Shiritaki Noodles, Organic Minced Garlic, Organic Minced Turmeric & Turmeric Spice, Sea Salt, White Pepper, Coconut Aminos, Avocado Oil and Fresh Roasted Zucchini, Bell Peppers and Red Onions.

There are other powerful Natural Treatments for Cancer in my blog: Natural Remedies for Cancer! Part 1

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Natural Remedies for Cancer! Part 1

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We all know the typical protocol for Cancer treatment, but did you know that there are Natural Remedies being used with great success?!?

Natural remedies can go a long way in minimizing side effects, while improving the quality of life for many Cancer patients.

For example, we all grew up hearing that Vitamin C is great when you are feeling sick, however, the amount of Vitamin C needed to truly ameliorate severe symptoms is needed in very high doses and should be monitored by a qualified clinician.

Having said that, are you aware that high doses of Intravenous Vitamin C has been used in Cancer care for several decades. As an antioxidant agent, Vitamin C helps control inflammatory damage to cells and DNA. The antioxidant function of Vitamin C protects healthy cells and DNA from becoming Cancerous in nature.

The bottom line is that high doses of Vitamin C can block the formation of new blood vessels essential for tumor growth, which serves as a natural way to address various diseases, including Cancer!

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Now for a Natural Remedy you probably have not heard of… White Berry Mistletoe Extract!

The herb Mistletoe (Iscador/Iscar/Helixor), is a very effective immune stimulating agent. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Mistletoe Extract is reportedly the most extensively studied natural treatment in the world!

In fact, Rudolph Steiner, an Alternative Medicine Physician, studied European White Berry Mistletoe and its potential to improve quality of life for people who have Cancer and other diseases like AIDS, for several decades.

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European White Mistletoe grows in in the U.K., continental Europe, and Western Asia. For more than 2,000 years, its twigs and leaves have been used in herbal remedies around the world. In fact, Celtic Druids used Mistletoe for almost every illness known.

Were you aware that Mistletoe Extract,(Iscador/Iscar/Helixor) is known to be a very powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune stimulant herb?

In a recent review of clinical studies, Mistletoe Extract improved survival rates in eight studies, reduced progression in two studies, and reduced the side effects of chemo and radiation in four studies— this sure does demonstrate the powerful holistic effectiveness of this Herbal Remedy!

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So whatever illness you have, if you are not making any progress or are open to augmenting your treatment with a natural remedy, consult your Natural Health Care practioner about Mistletoe Extract!

Mistletoe can be prescribed in the United States by approved anthroposophic physicians who are trained in complimenting conventional treatment.

Sending you positive vibes for a complete and speedy recovery! Dr.D🌞

If you are in California, you may consider visiting http://believebig.org/what-is-mistletoe/ about Mistletoe injections, and/or consulting with them about a clinic near you!

I have no affiliation with any Mistletoe Clinics or any Cancer Treatment Centers, I however, do have a son who survived Cancer…

https://hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2014/spring/mistletoe-therapy-cancer/

https://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Mistletoe.html

http://www.cancure.org/12-links-page/45-iscador-mistletoe

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Raw Mango Thai Wraps! Exotic, Vegan & Gluten Free!🌱🌶🍋🌱

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Its been a while since I’ve blogged, but this Exotic yummy dish absolutely inspired me!

While visiting Hawaii, I was exposed to so many exotic fruits, but also a lot of meats that I do not eat… I ended up cooking a lot in our time share, which resulted in this Exotic Fusion of flavors that are to die for! Im obsessed!

I’ve made them with 3 different fillings, but I’m going to share my 2 favorite!

Mango wrap ingredients

Mango Fusion:

  • 3 Large Ripe Mangos (diced)
  • 3 Large Ripe Avocados (diced)
  • 2 Large Tomatoes (dices)
  • 2 Medium Limes (juiced)
  • 1 Small Cilantro Bunch (leaves only)
  • 6 Green Onions (finely chopped)
  • Sea Salt to taste (optional)
  • White Pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1 medium diced Jalapeño (optional)
  1. Prepare all ingredients & place in a large bowl.
  2. Pour the lime juice over ingredients & gently toss.
  3. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Allow flavors to incorporate for at least 20 minutes.

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Cabbage Bowls:

  • 1 Small/Medium Red Cabbage Head
  • 1 Small/Medium Green Cabbage Head
  1. Gently clean off any dirt/residue off the Cabbage.
  2. Cut off a 1/4 of the Cabbage Head to form bowls.
  3. Slowly & Carefully peal each leaf off one at a time.
  4. Do your best to create nice little cups that will hold food.

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Exotic Thai Noodles:

  • 3-4 Large Green or Yellow Zucchini
  • 1 Spiralizer or Potato peeler
  • In my pic, I used Tofu Noodles…
  • You can substitute any type of Noodles you want!
  1. Wash Zucchini.
  2. Spiralize noodles or you can peel Zucchini Shavings.
  3. If you are using store noodles, then prepare accordingly!
  4. Set Noodles aside while you prepare Thai sauce…

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Exotic Thai Sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup Creamy or Chunky Almond Butter (or Peanut/Cashew)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil (or Avocado/Vegetable Oil)
  • 4 teaspoons of Spicy Sesame Oil (use plain to avoid heat)
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamari
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos (or Soy Sauce/Braggs)
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Nectar (or Agave nectar/Maple Syrup)
  • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar (or White Vinegar)
  • 1 Lime (Juiced)
  • 1-2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Root (peeled then grated)
  1. Whisk ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated.
  2. Plain Sesame Oil works well if you are serving kids.
  3. Start with 1 Garlic Clove then add more if desired.
  4. Although Tamari & Soy Sauce are similar, I add both!
  5. Play with consistency by adding a tsp. water or more of each flavor.

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Exotic Mango Thai Wraps: 

  1. Gently mix your Zoodles & Thai Sauce together.
  2. Prepare them room temp or warm Zoodles & Sauce together.
  3. Fill each Cabbage Bowl with 1-2 Tablespoons of Zoodles.
  4. Place about 1-2 Tablespoons of Mango Fusion on Zoodles.
  5. Squeeze more Lime juice on top. 
  6. Now devour them at your Leisure!

I’m warning you… they are addicting!

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***Although my husband likes the noodles best, my favorite way of making this dish is with baked tofu squares!

Toasted Tofu Filling:

  • 2 Boxes of Organic Firm Tofu.
  • 2 Tablespoon of Avocado oil (or oil of choice).
  • 2 Tablespoons of Tamari (or Soy Sauce).
  • 8 teaspoons of Tapioca Starch (or Cornstarch).
  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  2. Drain tofu well & cut into small squares.
  3. Toss Tofu Squares in Oil & Tamari, then coat with Starch.
  4. Bake Tofu at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Coat baked Tofu with Thai Sauce, add Mango Fusion & Devour!
  6. This recipe will serve about 8 people.

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What is Detoxing & Why is it important? Nice-Cream Detox Margarita!

Yummy Yummy Baby!

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Do you think it is important to change the oil in your car’s engine?

Detoxing our body on a regular basis is as critical as changing the oil in our car regularly!  Strive to be a finely tuned machine that is cleaned, lubed and given great fuel!

What is Detox?

According to Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus, Detox is a process or period of time in which one stops taking unhealthy or harmful foods, drinks, and other substances into the body for a period of time, in order to improve health. Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood by removing impurities from the blood in the liver. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, colon, gall bladder, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.

Why is Detoxification important?

A typical car needs to have the oil changed about every 3000 miles. The accumulation of miles on an engine results…

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