Natural Cures for Anxiety and Depression: Real Solutions

Depression and Anxiety are the leading causes of disability worldwide! Hmmm, why is that? 🤔

Some Psychologists and Physicians are unaware that in examining the role of one’s genetics in Depression, we also need to assess our Mental & Food Diet, Toxic Exposure, Acute and Chronic Stress, Endocrine and Autoimmune Imbalance, Vaccine and Medication side effects and Special Synergistic combinations of these contributors that uncover a direct role in Depression and Disease.

Neither humans or animals are a one-size fits all diagnoses and treatment machine, we are individuals that respond well to natural cures that do not necessarily involve pharmaceutical drugs!

It is critical that Health Care providers understand that Humans and Animals are not interchangeable subjects in some randomized trial, we are not only our physical bodies, we are also impacted by our Beliefs, our Friends, our Joy, our Environment and our Stressors.

Every thought and every action that we repeat to ourselves and/or experience while awake or asleep impacts our health and well being.

These stressors can include not having someone positive to talk to, having a heavy or negative negative outlook about life, a stressful home, a stressful career, poverty, illness, a lack of contact with Nature, a lack of Real Sunlight, Air Pollution, too many Processed Foods, Constipation, a Nutrient-Depleted Diet, poor sleep and exposure to Chemicals, Pesticides, Plastics, Vaccines and Flu Shots.

We are our Microbiome, our Mitochondrial functioning and our own Personal Epigenetic Expression and we are our self talk. We each have a unique story, unique stressors and unique genetics that impacts our health.

Gut-brain communications are mediated by the immune system, endocrine connections such as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and neural pathways involving the enteric nervous system. The gut microbiota is now known to play a pivotal role in gut-brain communications.”

What this means is, if you want your brain to feel better and think happier thoughts, you HAVE TO HEAL YOUR GUT AND HEAL YOUR THOUGHTS!

Again, EVERY positive or negative thought, every food and drink that goes in your stomach, on your skin, in your eyes, in your nose, impacts our mental health.

If you want to improve your overall mood and motivation then heal your self talk and heal your gut/stomach/brain relationship… this will lower your likelihood of mood disorders and diseases in general.

ALL DISEASES START IN THE GUT!

“Depression and Anxiety is not a broken brain, it is a response to your perceived stress – be it physical, emotional, or psychological.”

Our body can attempt to cope with unhealthy thoughts and an unhealthy diet and toxic chemicals by developing Inflammation which can result in the mind reflecting Depression and other Diseases!

We do not have to own the thoughts or foods or experiences that do not serve us. If you are experiencing inflammation, then pay attention to it! Inflammation is your body communicating to you that something needs to be healed, typically these are your thoughts and your gut!

Regardless of whether you have regular bowel movements, gut issues may still be present. Do you have mood swings, foul gas, bloating, constipation, stomach aches, continuously growing food allergies, eczema, psoriasis, acne, unhealthy cravings? All of these impact your mood and sleep.

Humans have evolved with plants, microbes and animal species to form a delicate web called “Life”.

Again, if you are experiencing Inflammation and a mood disorder such as, Depression/Anxiety, speak with a Functional Nutritionist and Psychologist about healing your gut & brain relationship with the following:

1. Vegan & Raw foods.

2. Anti-inflammatory 64oz /day Green Drinks/Smoothies & Supplements.

3. Quality oils, fats, real Sunshine! (Avocado & Coconut Oil)

4. Dairy & Gluten Free Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes that target brain health.

5. Creating a Positive Self Statement to repeat daily. (“I am Happy, Healthy, Beautiful & Loved”)

6. Exercise a minimum 4 X a week.

7. Stop taking the Flu Shot & Gluten, start taking supplements/foods/drinks that reduce Inflammation.

8. Detox your Mind & Body & drink at least half your weight in High Ph Water (Daily).

These 8 simple changes in your life will drastically improve your chances of dramatically improving all areas of your Physical Health and Psychological Health, especially Depression, Anxiety and Mood Swings!

Depression and other mood disorders are not cured by magical purple pills… Our moods are improved by changing how we think, how we eat, how we drink, how we live and what environmental stressors we are exposed to!

So now that you have a real list of how to improve your mood and health, how are you going to implement it?

1) Either join a gym or start walking, dancing, yoga or your exercise of choice.

2) Consult a Certified Nutritionist or explore the internet for more green Smoothie ideas & Whole Food Recipes from a Certified Functional Nutritionist.

3) Build your immune system and elevate your mood with Daily Sunshine, Healthy food, Herbs, Supplements instead of vaccines or pharma meds!

4) Buy quality water with a high Ph!

5) Start a garden or a container garden indoors or on your roof.

6) Join a group, a club or anything that gets you around positive people.

7) Follow me on Instagram @ Healthy.Desy and YummyYummyBaby.com

8) Cleanse your body of chemicals & toxins!

All this means one thing:

Unless you get your body moving, your body can not transform into energy, the 135,000+ of calories the average person stores as fat!

You become a metabolic zombie: NO energy to think. NO energy to move. NO energy to motivate.

So do it… get moving today!

If you are interested in Quality, Vegan, Gluten Free supplements, send me a message for more information…

Wishing you health & wellness,

Dr. Dee


Bodhi Bear Soup, a healing remedy for Coughs & Colds!

After surviving a serious and traumatic case of Whopping Cough as a child, I always dive into healing mode when one of my younglings has a fever or a whooping like cough that is associated with Pertussis.

I created this “Bodhi Bear Soup” with a ton of Healthy goodness to strengthen my youngling’s immune system against “Winter Bugs”, especially Whooping Cough!

This soup is filled with chopped Carrots, which have tons of Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene, especially known for helping the immunity of children.

I made sure to add organic Avocado Oil, which is a good fat that works synergistically with Vitamin A absorption.

I also added organic minced Garlic, which contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese & Selenium and other antimicrobial and antioxidant properties which can boost our immune system.

More over, Garlic is known to be super effective against toxic bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Next, straight out of my garden, I added many potent leaves of fresh Basil!

Basil has powerful antimicrobial properties, which has long been used in traditional medicine to fight bacterial infections.

In addition, Basil is known for it’s strong but natural anti-histamine properties… Wow, what a super hero herb!

To give this soup some hardiness, I added this beautiful mix of purple, yellow and red potatoes…

I specifically added purple potatoes for their free-radical scavenging and antioxidant capabilities, which is a natural medicine that has been used for ages and ages.

I also included Turmeric!
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric. Curcuminoids have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and they are a very strong antioxidant.

Although acute, short-term inflammation can be beneficial, long term inflammation can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body’s own tissues.

Unbeknownst to many, Curcumin is such a strong anti-inflammatory, that it’s power matches or surpasses many anti-inflammatory drugs without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.

Turmeric and Curcumin really are healthy and powerful gifts from nature!

To give this soup a taste of home and just a little more healing power, I went back into my garden for some fresh Oregano leaves.

In addition to adding a comforting flavor and being an antiseptic, Oregano is a culinary and medicinal herb which has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years… How awesome is that!

In fact, many natural healers use Oregano for treating respiratory tract infections and gastrointestinal (GI) infections, which can accompany many Winter Bugs!

So there you have it, my homemade Bodhi Bear Soup!

Will it work to heal you or your child?

Let me say this, when we follow these remedies at the first sign of symptoms, we tend to zap it in just 2-3 days! 😊

In full disclosure, in addition to giving my kids this soup, I also give them top quality gluten & dairy free probiotics three times a day, a Vitamin A capsule once a day, freshly cracked coconut water twice a day, then I apply a homemade mix of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus & Coconut Oil rub on their upper chest & back every morning and evening while symptoms persist.

I hope these natural remedies bring some nutritional comfort for you and your family this coming Winter!

Sending tons of healing vibes your way,

~Dr. Dee (aka Healthy.Desy)

Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 T Organic Avocado Oil
  • 1- 2 cups chopped Carrots
  • 64 oz. of Organic Vegetable Stock, Homemade or Boxed.
  • 1 cup of chopped Purple potatoes
  • 2 cups of Red & Yellow Potatoes
  • 4-6 cloves of minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 10-20 leaves of Fresh Basil
  • ¼ teaspoon of dried or 10 Fresh Oregano Leaves.
  • 1 Tablespoon of Turmeric Powder
Soup Instructions:
  1. In a large pot, add 64 oz of low sodium Vegetable Broth, along with Avocado Oil, mixed Potatoes, chopped Carrots, and Garlic. Heat to boiling, and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. While mixture is simmering, add Oregano leaves and Turmeric, then continue to simmer for 30 – 45 minutes.
  3. Add in the fresh Basil just before serving.


Raw Vegan Coconut Ceviche

Raw and Naked… Coconut is an Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic… truly one of nature’s super-food miracles!

There are at least 17,000 studies describing the medicinal and nutritional effects of Coconut and Coconut oil on health. Over and over again various physicians, researchers, biologist, nutritionist and even pharmaceutical companies have all come to the same conclusion… Coconut is no foe, it can help so many aspects of our health!

Why and how can Coconut have so many medicinal properties?  The short answer is that every part of the Coconut has it’s own unique healing gifts. Today, I will be focused on how Coconut Oil was found to be composed predominantly of a Healthy family of fats called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and Keytones.

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It is amazing that although Coconut Oil has a long history of nutritional and medicinal uses for thousands of years, Western Medicine continues to use pharmaceutical drugs and over the counter drugs that do not have the same proven medicinal results.  Over the last 80 years, there are Zero documented injuries from using Coconut Oil, however, the estimated deaths/injuries as a result of pharmaceuticals is astronomical.

Source: http://commonground.ca/2012/01/prescription-drug-deaths/

Coconut Oil can specifically help address various health issues such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Stomach Bacteria
  • Candida Overgrowth
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Poor Thyroid
  • Lupus
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Malabsorption
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What is it about Coconut Oil that gives it such healing properties?  Upon consumption of MCTs, the MCTs digest very rapidly and begin breaking down immediately. As a result of MCTs already being completely separated into individual fatty acids, they do not need pancreatic digestive enzymes or bile for digestion, thus relieving stress on the digestive system.

Due to Coconut Oils/MCTs already being in the form of fatty acids when they enter the small intestine, they are immediately absorbed and sent directly to the liver. This allows our liver to automatically metabolize the MCTs into energy.  Some of the MCTs are used up for energy, the remaining MCTs are used by the brain and other bodily tissue. Researchers have discovered that MCTs have the ability to heal various disease-causing bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.

MCTs can be used topically and internally as antimicrobial agents to prevent and ward off infectious diseases. Many common disease-causing microbes as well as potentially deadly ones like HIV and drug-resistant bacteria are very vulnerable to MCTs. In addition, Coconut Oil can help address all of the diseases I listed above.

If you are interested in supporting documentation and more specifics, check out these books: “Virgin Coconut Oil, Nature’s Miracle Medicine”, “The Coconut Oil Miracle”, “Coconut Cures” or “Stop Alzheimers Now”. You can also check out the website http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org.

Are you living on inhalers, antibiotics, steroids, antidepressants, sleeping pills, allergy meds and more? There is hope for you!  Examine every aspect of your life. Read every single label of every single food, every single product, every single material in your house. What are you eating, breathing and wearing that can harm you?  In the mean time, Coconut Oil, Coconut Water, Coconut Meat and Coconut Milk are bringing relief to people around the world.

There are thousands of people who report that Coconut has changed their lives for the better. So many pharmaceutical medications may show promising results in laboratory settings, yet in real life, these meds can prove dangerous and do more harm than good.  Coconut oil has proven it’s nutritional & healing properties in real life!

Here is a great Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free and Deelicious recipe that contains Coconut Meat & Coconut Oil… It’s so YummyYummyBaby!
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Coconut Ceviche Ingredients:  

As seen above:

  • 2-4 Young Coconuts (cut to your preference)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed, Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • 2 Lemons (Juiced)
  • 2 Limes (Juiced)
  • 2 Large Avocados  (Cubed)
  • 1 Garlic Clove (Minced)
  • 1/2 Cup of Cilantro Leaves (Chopped or cut)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt (or more to your taste)
  • 1-2 Large Tomatoes (Diced)
  • 1 Red Onion (Diced)
  • 1/2 Large Cucumber (Diced)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Pepper

Instructions:

First cut open the Coconut, drink the awesome Coconut water, then scoop out the meat with a spoon.20140910_193036  Screenshot_2014-09-10-20-58-20

Second, cut the coconut meat to your liking, then in a Large Bowl Mix in all of the Cucumber, 1/2 the onions, One tomato, 1/2 the Cilantro and All of the Juice from the Lemons and Limes and the Oil.  Next, Cover and set in your fridge to Marinade for 1-2 hours.

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Third, when you are ready to serve it, mix in the Sea Salt, Pepper, Cilantro, the remaining Onion, the remaining Tomato, and the Avocado.

Lastly, taste it and see if you need more Lime/Lemon Juice… You are gonna need a lot of self control to not eat it all! 😉

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If going to a party, I use the shelled coconuts as my serving dishes… I didn’t take a picture but it is a fabulous display piece and catches everyone’s eye 🙂

I serve it with my favorite gluten free chips and watch all the people devour it! 🙂  You will get all sorts of questions like what kind of fish is this… it’s Deelicious… and also, how do you cut open a Coconut?!?

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There are many ways to do it, but I use the bottom edge of a Meat Cleaver while striking the coconut in a circular pattern.  I am a small framed woman, if I can do it… you can do it! It’s really easy once you get the hang of it! 🙂

Looking forward to hearing how much you enjoyed this Coconut Ceviche Appetizer…

Coconut Is Definitely Your Friend… best of all… it’s Yummy Yummy Baby!

Stay tuned for my next post on Coconut Milk and Coconut Water 😉