Turmeric: An Ancient Spice for Inflammation & Cancer Remedies: Part 2๐ŸŒฑ


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.


Turmeric is also known asย Indian saffron, jiang huang, haridra, curcuma longa andย 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!


Although there has been incredible results in aggressive cancers likeย Human Glioma, to date, Curcuminย 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!


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


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

Earth’s natural pharmacy is our best pharmacy!

Sending you positive vibes and well wishes,

Dr. D ๐ŸŒž

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:ย Natural Remedies for Cancer! Part 1

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Natural Remedies for Cancer! Part 1


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!


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.


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)ย 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 studiesโ€” this sure does demonstrate the powerful holistic effectiveness of this Herbal Remedy!


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.D๐ŸŒž

If you are in California, you may consider visitingย http://believebig.org/what-is-mistletoe/ย 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…




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Raw Mango Thai Wraps! Exotic, Vegan & Gluten Free!๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒฑ

screenshot_2016-07-19-20-58-45.pngHello there!

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 Jalapeรฑo (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.


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.


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…


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.


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!


***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.


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

Yummy Yummy Baby!


Do you think it is important to change the oil in your carโ€™s engine?

Detoxing our body on a regular basis is as critical as changing the oil in our car regularly! ย 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.ย 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 resultsโ€ฆ

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Baby Friendly Borscht Soup

I can finally scratch Borscht/Borsch off my bucket list! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I was 17 years old, I was blessed enough to meet a Russian family who introduced me to the wonderful world of Russian food… I was instantly obsessed!

Russian food launched my exploration of food and culture from around the world! The world literally became a different place for me.
I’m not sure why it took me all these years to finally make Borscht/Borsch Soup, but it was definitely worth the wait! ๐Ÿ’–โ˜บ๐Ÿ’–


๐Ÿƒ 3 Medium to Large Beets
๐Ÿƒ 1 Medium to Large Red Onion
๐Ÿƒ 1 Medium to Large White Onion
๐Ÿƒ 3 Large Carrots
๐Ÿƒ 6 Large Potatoes (chefs choice)
๐Ÿƒ 1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
๐Ÿƒ 1 Minced Garlic (Optional)
๐Ÿƒ White Pepper to taste
๐Ÿƒ Sea Salt to taste
๐Ÿƒ 6 Cups of Spring Water
๐Ÿƒ 1 Cup of Veggie Broth
๐Ÿƒ I used all Organic Veggies


๐Ÿ‚Peel all the Veggies
๐Ÿ‚Cut Veggies into bite size pieces
๐Ÿ‚Steam Veggies until soft
๐Ÿ‚Save the Broth
๐Ÿ‚Transfer 1/3 Veggies & 3/4 Cup of Broth to Food Processor in Batches
๐Ÿ‚Blend until kinda mushy
๐Ÿ‚Transfer the mush back to the pot with the remaining Broth, stir.


๐ŸŒฑ Add Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
๐ŸŒฑ Add Sea Salt to taste
๐ŸŒฑ Add White Pepper to taste
๐ŸŒฑ Add Paprika to taste
๐ŸŒฑ Stir, and serve Hot or Chilled

๐ŸŒฑ Garnish with Green Onions, Vegan Yogurt, Vegan Sour Cream or anything you like!
Mmmm… Yummy Yummy Baby! ๐Ÿ˜‹

๐Ÿ‘ถ I must note that this recipe is the Vegan & toddler/baby friendly recipe. There are so many variations of this awesome soup! More traditional recipes grate, dice and simmer the veggies along with adding savory cabbage and more garlic…
I know that whatever version you make, it will make a great comfort food dish! Mmmmm I’m gonna have some more for breakfast!
Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ