All Posts By Desireé

Meatless and Soy-Free Burgers!

When I first switched over to a plant-based food program, I found myself reminiscing about how tasty the hamburgers from In&Out and Fuddruckers were.  However, I didn’t forget how horrible and tired I felt after eating them.  When buying meatless burgers at the grocery store, I encountered one disappointment after another.  The ones I tried ...

Organic Popcorn..a healthy snack!

Who can resist the smell of popcorn?  Depending on how it’s prepared, popcorn can be a healthy snack.  However, it’s gotten a bad rep throughout the years because of the pesticides found in conventional (non-organic) popcorn.  Microwave popcorn has added fuel to the fire.  Studies have shown that perfluorooctanoic, a likely carcinogen, is present when ...

Should I get a Flu Shot?

Influenza, commonly referred to as "the flu," is an infection of the respiratory tract caused by the many different influenza viruses.  The flu season typically starts in October and lasts through April.  Why are the winter months considered the biggest risk to contract the flu?  NIH scientists and researchers have found that at winter temperatures, the ...

Rebounding

Rebounding: The action of bouncing up and down against gravity on a mini-trampoline. This action effectively stimulates the lymphatic system without strain to the musculoskeletal system. I started rebounding years ago.  I had done research on how powerful it was at stimulating your lymphatic system so I gave it a shot.  I bought my mini-trampoline at ...

Coloring Your Hair Naturally

My natural hair color is black but the sun lightens it to a dusty, unappealing brown…not good.  In order to counteract the undesirable effects of the sun, I deposit dark colors into my hair to maintain a rich, dark shade.  I used to apply commercial hair coloring products until I learned how extremely toxic they are, ...

Tulsi – Holy Basil

Over a year ago, a close friend of mine came to visit me at my home one afternoon.  She was under a GREAT deal of stress that day.  I could perceive from her demeanor that she was overly anxious and anxiety-ridden too.  She could barely sit down!   Instead of getting annoyed by her shaky, impatient ...