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.


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…

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

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

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How does your food stack up? 8 Natural Remedies for Flatulence!

There is a form of perfection within each of us… But smelly flatulence is not one of them!

Yes, passing gas is totally organic and normal, but if your gas is often foul smelling, it is important to investigate the cause of it!

It may seem like males pass gas more often than females, but really they are just typically more overt about it… Both the typical male and female pass gas about 15 times a day.

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Stack of Fruit Blocks

In our house, we stack wooden blocks AND fresh fruits & vegetables… We have learned which Fresh Foods stack up well in our particular body, so we never have flatulence! Lol… Not really, hahaha… but truly, this is a subject that needs to be discussed.

Having a toddler in the house, we often stack blocks and food… He has learned that in stacking his blocks, the blocks don’t have to look perfect, but they do have to be strong and balanced!  Life and our stomach health are like these blocks, everything runs more smoothly when our food and life are balanced every step of the way.

Like these wooden blocks, balance really is key for so many aspects of our lives, especially our Health, Food and Exercise.

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One Group professes Raw is the best, another feels Vegan is the best, and another feels gluten free is the best and so on and so forth… Each of these may definitely be the best for some people, but as a nutritionist, I have learned that each of us has our own Unique needs and that it is important to really study and investigate what food works best for our own genetic code!

Important questions to consider:

  • Have you ever kept a food diary and recorded how your body & mind react after eating meat, dairy, gluten, etc?
  • Does your family have unknown food allergies resulting in Eczema, Psoriasis, Snoring, Itchy Skin?
  • Are you sensitive to foods high in Sulfur, like Broccoli, Asparagus, Meat, Cauliflower, Kale and Brussels Sprouts?
  • Are you sensitive to certain fruits that cause a lot of mucous in your poop or leave it floating in the water?

If you are experiencing regular nasal congestion, mucousy poop, snoring, itching, yellow eyes, diarrhea, constipation, joint pain, any of these may be Food Allergy Related and/or related to a leaky gut or some sort of Stomach Dysbiosis that needs to be addressed!

Tops Signs of Stomach Dysbiosis:

  1. Stinky Gas, Belching or Bloating
  2. Constipation or Diarrhea
  3. Indigestion, Heartburn, GERD
  4. Undigested Food you can see in your poop
  5. Fatigue after a good nights rest

If you consume a diet regimen abundant in foods that you do not realize you are allergic to or have a sensitivity to, such as meat, dairy, beans, eggs, gluten, high fructose, your gas will certainly have a stronger odor, but if the odor is excessive and you have other symptoms along with the odor, it may be time to consult a Functional Medicine Doctor/Holistic Nutritionist/Naturopath to review your symptoms and get a proper assessment.

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8 Natural Remedies for Flatulence:

  1. Fennel: Chewing 1/2 spoonful of fennel seeds after meals can help prevent bad gas.
  2. Ginger stimulates digestion and causes the stool to pass smoothly and quickly, which relieves gas.
  3. Caraway seeds can reduce acid indigestion, bloating and gas. Add a tsp of caraway seeds to a cup of steaming water and steep for 10 minutes. You can also eat the seeds or add them to your meal.
  4. Peppermint contains menthol which may help reduce gas and bloating. * Caution if you have acid reflux it may sting.
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar can offer instantant relief from acid indigestion and gas by sipping a Tbsp in a glass of warm water or take an ACV tablet as an alternative.
  6. Cardamom helps digest food and reduce gas. Cardamom can be added to tea, boiled water or simply chewed.
  7. Cinnamon can offer instant gas relief by warming up a cup of non-dairy milk & 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon.
  8. Papaya: The Proteolytic enzymes in papaya have the ability to break down protein which makes it easy for the stomach to digest food.

All of these remedies above, can definitely help you minimize your flatulence and odor, however, it is important that you understand how to permanently heal ongoing foul flatulence and understand why you are having it.

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Possible Issues to Consider:

  • Low Digestive Enzymes – Gluten Free/Vegan Enzymes help digest food.
  • Non-dairy Probiotics & Prebiotics to help heal your gut lining.
  • Stomach Bacteria like H-Pylori or Candida needs to be detoxed.
  • Mineral, Vitamin & Amino Acid levels tested for deficiencies.
  • Heavy Metal testing due to Food, Dental Work, Environmental Toxins
  • DNA testing for Polymorphisms & Microdeletions
  • A total Elimination Diet for everything you consume.

Although your essence is perfect, the type of food you are eating or not eating may leave you feeling and smelling imperfect!  You only get one shot at this life, invest the time and dedicate yourself to clean health and Yummy Yummy Food for you and your Baby!

Lemon-Ginger Nectar Tea, a recipe that will soothe your tummy and keep you warm & cozy!

Lemon-Ginger Tea

Lemon-Ginger Tea

Lemon-Ginger-Nectar Tea:
2-3 Lemons (small/medium)
1-2 Ginger Nuggets (approx 4 inches long)
1/2 Tablespoon of Cloves
3 Cinnamon Sticks
Coconut Nectar (to taste)

Instructions for Tea:

First thoroughly wash your Lemons & Ginger.
Thinly slice both lemons and place in pot.
Thinly slice your Ginger about 1/8 inch, place in pot.
Next add the Cloves to the Pot.
Add 3 Sticks of Cinnamon
Add 8 cups of Spring or Alkaline Water to your pot.
Simmer on low/medium heat for 30 mins.
If you see a nice yellow tint, your Yummy Tea is ready!
Use a ladle and pour some into your cup.
Add about 1 tsp of Coconut Nectar to your cup, get comfy & cozy… enjoy!

Mint Tea

Peppermint Soothing Tea

1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers

1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves

1 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly smashed

1/2 teaspoon dried cut ginger

6-8 ounces of hot water

Coconut Nectar to taste (optional)

Combine the chamomile, fennel, ginger and peppermint in a tea pot or cup. Pour very hot water over mixture and steep for 8-10 minutes. Strain the tea and sweeten with Coconut Nectar if desired.

Both of these teas are Yummy Yummy Baby… Enjoy!  ~ Dr. Dee