Matthew Kenney is the world’s leading raw food chef, the writer of several best-selling cookbooks, and an entrepreneur specializing in the raw lifestyle.
Q: My question is, are raw desserts fattening? I've purchased all raw food cookbooks and I made two desserts that I absolutely love. Then I started thinking that if I have a raw dessert every night that might be too much. What do you think?
RAW DESSERTS ARE NOT FATTENING UNLESS YOU THINK THEY ARE THEN YOU WILL ATTRACT WHAT YOU FEAR. HOWEVER, I WOULDN'T GET TOO CAUGHT UP ON EATING A LOT OF RAW DESSERTS (TREATS) BECAUSE WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TREATS EVERYDAY BUT ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
Q: I just came across this information, and I am VERY CONFUSED! I have recently come into consciousness about my health, origins, spirituality, etc. I am an avid reader of your site, and I am preparing to purchase your Full Body Detox. But, PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS IS TRUE: That on December 31, 2009, we (as a people) cannot buy any herbs, nutrients, without the prescription of a doctor (Codex)? I've been reading many articles, but due to brain overload it's very hard for me to comprehend. Does this mean there will be no more Dherbs.com, or health food stores selling herbs? Also, if you happen to write an article on this can you please let me know about an "urban legend" that there was a "world" meeting among leaders, and Oprah was the only black woman in attendance, and that legislation like Codex was brought into the forefront to decrease the Earth's population. After reading some articles, I could see a connection with this "urban legend", when one stated that Codex could possibly kill 3 billion people. I know you have mentioned it briefly in a Q&A on your site as well as an article on Hybrid Foods, but I am seeking your wisdom and commentary due to your ability to explain in layman's terms. I hope you can answer my questions as myself and many others look to your site for Overstanding.
Not true! Don't waste your time worrying about Codex A. Think positive, Beloved! The urban legend is laughable. Many people just like to think negative, so they create negativity in their life. That has nothing to do with Codex A, but their own thinking! You can relax, Beloved!
Q: Do you know of any cookbooks or recipe books for Afrikan vegans?
Interesting you inquire because Dherbs.com is working on one that we just started compiling last week. Stay tuned! We hope to have it (e-book edition) completed within the next 3 months.
Q: I am getting ready to go in the field for 3 days with the Military, and there will not be a variety of food to choose from. I started the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN on 08-Jul-08. I know that I can still drink the master cleanse in the morning and drinking the tea. My only problem is the food. Will it be okay to eat some of the food and start right back to eating the right food on Monday?
IT WILL HAVE TO BE ALL RIGHT. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO STAY ON THE CLEANSE. JUST GET BACK TO THE FOOD REGIMEN AS SOON AS YOU CAN (RETURNING FROM THE FIELD).
Q: While doing a candida cleanse, it was told to me that I should be following a raw food diet full of fruits and vegetables. Fruits have high sugar content and can feed a candida overgrowth, as it is a well known fact that candida albicans thrive on sugar. How can I justify eating fruits high in sugar? Thank you for your comments. Ozzy
A: Yes, when you have a candida issue it's best to avoid refined sugar. Sugar from a natural source like fruits should be consumed moderately. In your case it would be best to consume fruits mainly in the mornings for breakfast when your body maximizes on food the most, avoiding the ones that are very high in sugar.
Q: I was just getting ready to confirm my order when I say the prop 65 information regarding these products. What does this mean? Are you selling products that can cause cancer? I was thinking these were herbs that are safe taking. Am I correct and can you explain to me why the prop 65? Thank you. Sincerely, Rene Moore
A: California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, more commonly known as CalProp 65, is a 27-year-old law that solely applies to the State of California. According to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Cal Prop 65 “was intended to protect California citizens and the State’s drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals.” Through this law, in California, if it exceeds the perceived safety levels the State has set for various elements. California’s OEHHA website also states that a “Proposition 65 warning does not necessarily mean a product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements.” All companies have to follow Prop 65, which basically is a disclaimer we have to inform California customers of whether there's chemicals present or not. This does not indicate that we use chemicals or things that are cancerous. Prop 65 just directs you to a list of ingredients that may have caused cancer in the past. For example, coconut oil is on the list. Coconut oil is 100% natural and beneficial to the body, but it is on the Prop 65 list of "may be hazardous". It's up to you as a consumer to look at the list, compare ingredients in any products and decide if it's for you. Please click on the link below for more information. http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/files/P65single012315.pdf
Q: I read the food chart for the FULL BODY DETOX. Is it ok to eat the cream of wheat while detoxing? I'm confused because on the food chart it mentioned alot of different foods, but it tell you the best thing to do is a all raw food diet such as salads and fruit, smoothies... I also plan to do the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN right after the FULL BODY DETOX and that requires a all raw food diet as well. So that means 2 months of strictly raw foods right? :( Its tough but I am determined too get rid of this hsv1 & hsv 2
I suggest you read the article â€WHAT IS RAW FOODSâ€ as it will help you to understand what to eat and what not to eat on the FULL BODY DETOX. Yes, all raw foods for 2 months (to the best of your ability, Beloved). YOU CAN DO IT, BELOVED! Did you read our "GENITAL HERPES" article?
Q: How can I make the transition from cooked food, to raw food? Do you have any raw recipes for children? How can I get kids to eat raw?
Children do as you do, so let the child see you eating raw food as well. Fruits are the best raw foods to eat, as they are naturally sweet. Purchase "Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual", for the numerous raw food resources to assist you in this transition.
Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual
Q: What Are Some Natural Sweet Treats (Junk Foods) I can Consume? Under free will you can consume what you like, but healthier products are best. You will find plenty of "healthier" snack, treat, and junk foods at good health food stores such as Whole Foods Market, PCC Natural Food Stores, Erewhon, Trader Joes, Natural Grocers, New Frontiers, etc. Just make sure to abstain from salt, sugar, and other harmful chemicals in the products you buy. We list many companies of alternative foods and products (and their website addresses) in our ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL.
Recommended: ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL
Q: Iâ€™m wondering about your 20 day raw food diet, are you saying no cooked veggies at all. (I have a form of PARKINSON; I'm interested in trying your recommended raw food diet for 20 days) Please answer this question as soon as possible, thanks.
No cooked veggies at all!
Q: How often should one eat cook food? I'm a vegan, I do not consume any meat, seafood, milk what so ever. I eat water cresses like everyday so as cook food. Like white rice with black bean sauce, spinach, and pasta at time's I'll eat some Chinese fried rice, veggie roll, steamed vegetables, any advice?
You can eat cooked food as much as you like. However, try to incorporate as many nutrient-dense raw foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, into your diet to make sure you are receiving an adequate amount of nutrients.
Q: My food gets trapped in the holes, made by damage to the lining of my stomach by acid reflux . Within minutes, I smell like rancid food, unless I drink milk, which fills me full of gas. What is your recommendaton?
By all means perform the Full Body Detox, and perhaps after the FBD, perform the 10-Day Electric Greens Cleanse. Consider changing your diet as well. To include more fruits, and vegetables. Consider consuming raw and vegan foods. The milk you're drinking is part of the problem!
Please take time to to read the following article:
Q: What Is Codex Alimentarius? The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to allegedly develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program. The main purposes of this Program allegedly are protecting the health of the consumers and ensuring fair trade practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Will Codex Alimentarius Threaten the Existence of Dherbs? Codex Alimentarius will not and does not threaten the existence of Dherbs.com. At Dherbs.com we don't even worry about Codex Alimentarus. As we believe in and practice the Law of Attraction, we only focus on what we desire, not what we don't desire. Dherbs.com has a very proficient legal department with qualified and skill legal minds. People can protest Codex Alimentarius by writing their elected officials (Congressmen/Senators) with their dissent and also signing petitions to prevent new Codex Alimentarius proposed legislation from being enacted into law. These petitions are usually sent out via e-mail by selected individuals and organizations concerned with medical and health freedom initiatives.
Q: Well it seems almost all the food in the agric field is sprayed with pesticide. I want to know the genetic effect on food and on our body?
The chemical effect on food puts pollutants, posions, and toxics in our bodies which makes it necessary to detoxify our bodies 2-4 times per year. They also make us ACIDIC which causes the pH level in our body to be imbalanced, potentially causing a variety of issues with hormone production, and the immune system.
Q: I live in New Jersey and I'm interested in where can I purchase these crystals you spoke about on one of your audio tapings and I'm also interested in water alkaliner/oxygenizer. The one you spoke about drinking and giving you the energy to move many boxes.
Call information (411) and ask for SOOTHE YOUR SOUL in Redondo Beach, California (located on Pacific Coast Highway). This store sells both crystals and the water alkalizer machine.
Q: Why do people that have herpes, have less outbreaks as time goes on? I have read your articles on this disease, and I also have listened to your audio articles.
Simply because slowly but surely as people accept the fact that they have been diagnosed with the insidious disease, they accept it and it quells anxiety. It is initial anxiety that causes outbreaks in the first place.
Q: First off let me say that I am a true believer in natural healing. I have had the "pleasure" of going through serious intestional complications, arthritis pain, foot issues and severe menstrual pain with no real help from conventional doctors or medicine. I am extremely grateful for this site, your wisdom, and your sincere desire to help people. In the very near future I am going to purchase your Full Body Detox Kit, but I am currently on an oxygen therapy routine involving 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide that is ingested (not by itself of course!). Will I be able to continue my oxygen therapy along with the detox?
You most certainly will, Beloved! Glad you find the site of interest! Peace and Love!
Q: Do you have a chart prepared that lists all food groupings that can be combined such as what fruit & veggies go together? I have downloaded your food chart but it lists the groupings individually and not in a combination form. If there is another document available that lists it that way, please advise.
Go to the "FOOD COMBINING CHART" on the Home Chart.
Q: My question is that if my lymphatic system leading to my breast is clogged, is that why my breast is hard and swollen and will your recommendation help with this area also?
Yes, If it's hard, the clogging is caused by mucus, arterial plaque, etc. Breast tissue is normally soft so if it's not soft, then something is making it hard. The recommendation will help you, Beloved. Drink plenty of vegetable juice daily and perform the sea salt soak daily (see article "SEA SALT SOAK").