How Cooking Can Change Your Life

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Activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health

2015-09-08T11:07:32+00:00

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    Q: Hi. I am working to improve my life both spiritually and physically. I believe that once my life spiritually is in order all else will follow - abundant health, prosperity, joy, etc. I know that I have a lot of deep emotional scars, some known and unknown that need to be uprooted and diffused. I am currently going through the Sedona Method home course and want to know what else I can do to aid in my permanent emotional releasing process?

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    I think you will benefit from a spiritual consultation, Beloved. Please consider scheduling a consultation so we may interact one-on-one and not via a general e-mail. I am more effective via discovering your vibrational diagnosis. Thank you for your interest in Dherbs.com. Please read some of our free articles too - the ones that resonate with you!

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    Q: I am writing to ask a couple of questions. I was reading one of the articles and it talked about the different types of cooking oil not to use. I wanted to know what would be a good cooking oil to use? I was looking for articles on HIV but didn't find any. I heard you on Warren Balentine speak briefly about AIDS. Can you enlighten me more? Also you talked about a home first aid kit in one of your articles. What exactly should be in a home first aid kit and is this mentioned in your e-book ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL, which I am about to order? And by me having a Mac book would I still be able to download the ebook?

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    Using a Mac book to download, should not be a problem for one of our e-books. Good cooking oils include: olive oil, grape seed oil, safflower oil. In re HIV and AIDS and Home First Aid Kit, the articles will be up next week. So stay tuned, Beloved!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Q: Is coconut oil a good cooking oil to use if a person has peripheral artery disease PID?

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    I don't recommend coconut oil! Use olive oil instead!

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    Q: Over the last 2 yrs I've been interested in taking a more holistic approach to my health. I heard a radio ad for the dherbs website in NC where I live. At any rate, after perusing the site, I know there are several products I want to use but I don't want to take a large quantity of supplements at once. I am interested in doing a detox and colon cleanse. I want to improve the health of my eyes. I am very mucus laden and don't want to have an invasive procedure done that ENT/Sinus doctors are suggesting so I would like to do something more natural to clear that head congestion. I also have oily skin and have struggled with acne most of my life and my hair is not manageable so I would like to do something about skin/hair. With the multiple areas that I'm trying to improve, what's the best regime for me without having to take a lot of products together at once?

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    Start your healing journey by: 1. Change your diet (Go raw foods/vegan: no meats, no dairy products, etc.) 2. Perform the FULL BODY DETOX 3. After the FBD, take daily EYES FORMULA, MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD.

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    Q: I found out about your website and that you offer different treatments to improve other people's health. My question is that I have a relative, my aunt to be more specific; she suffers from a bipolar disorder which is getting worse and does not improve with any kind of drug. She is getting hospitalized in a mental hospital by tomorrow morning and I do not feel too comfortable with this situation therefore I wanted to ask you about any treatment that you might offer for this type of disorder. I really do not think that hospitalizing her in a mental hospital will do the work, if you could please write back to me by tomorrow. She has tried Reconnective Healing and it seems to help her relax but it does not take the symptoms away.

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    I would recommend that your aunt give our Nerves Formula, Central Nervous System Formula, and Brain Booster Formula and Elixir #6 and Elixer #7 a try for bipolar.

     

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    Q: I am writing you with concern for my father. He is 54 years old, and was just diagnosed with an enlarged heart. He is very worried, and to be honest I am too. I told him that he immediately needs to go on the Full Body Detox. Start a raw foods diet that includes no meats, and no dairy. Do you think he should get a colonic? Should he get it first? He began running this morning, and has been walking in the evenings. He has a HUGE stomach. It looks as if he is about 8 months pregnant. SOLID! We live in the Philadelphia Area and we are Muslim. The only person we know that is GOOD as far as colonics is a female, and he has some reservations about that. My mother always says "Do what you gotta do". What steps should he take to heal his body? In what order? I know it may be kind of hard to diagnose, or give steps to a third person. I am really concerned, and afraid that his concern may cause more damage to his heart. I am almost certain that my father would not mind talking to you. He may be impressed with your knowledge. All the herbalist we know thus far have been women. As soon as he told us of his illness I immediately thought of you. I pray that you can help us. We all as a family need to get our health together. PLEASE HELP US the best way you can. . . . .

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    It's the easiest thing to take care of. Detox the body with the Full Body Detox followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse. He will drink Hearty Heart tea during both cleanses. The man has eaten himself into this condition via poor diet so reversed diet is the way out. More raw foods (fruits and vegetable), vegetable juice.

    Product Links:
    Full Body Detox
    10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse
    Hearty Heart Tea

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    Q: I am enjoying my detox and am looking forward to this life style change. Lauren you unofficial spokes person has mentioned getting a oxygen bath and a Turkish sauna experience. What other holistic remedies do you recommend to help with the Full body Cleanse?

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    We mention some additional holistic modalities in the Full Body Detox Companion (available on-line at www.dherbs.com). I.E. foot detox, salt bath (at home), colonics, enemies, etc. Check it out!

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    Q: Are there any herbs or remedies for Skin moles? My family has them on there face, neck, arm, and legs. Can you pull them off? Some people say if you do that, you will bleed for hours. Is this true?

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    YOU CAN HEAL FROM MOLES! CONSIDER THE Following: the following is a healing account of a mole by my good and dear friend Paris Chatman. This is my story and how I healed my face of my mole. I developed a small growth in 1997 on the left side of my face. Over the years it slowly increased in size and until recently it reached 0.25 inches. I had been on and off a healthy diet for over ten years. I could not ever commit to 100% good health, which I felt deep down, was the root cause of why my pathologies either remained or kept returning. Once this mole reached 0.25 inches I knew that it was time to really make a committed choice regarding my eating habits. I was convinced that it was my eating habits and thinking life style that contributed to the growth of this mole. It was only getting bigger which really concerned me. I took one final measurement and made the intent to eat an organic vegan diet, which would be mostly raw (not exclusively). I then purchased several bottles of BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA and the HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA. I knew that my skin pathologies were a result of toxic blood and the toxic blood was a result of a toxic diet. So just having made the intent alone caused a change in my body chemistry. I do not have the medical explanations for what happened. All I can say is the day after I measured my mole and made the committed intent to live a healthy mental & physical lifestyle, the mole began to crack at one of the edges. This was just the next day. Then I realized that my body & mind are incredibly powerful...more than I ever realized. I thought that if I took the herbs that I purchased then I would help my body on the inside cleanses the blood and the end result would be a beautiful healed complexion. I took 5 capsules of the BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA and 3 capsules of the HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA daily. Then I broke open 5 capsules of the HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA and put the herbs in a small dish and mixed it with distilled water (about three tablespoons). I then put this mixture in the base of my facial steamer. I bought this facial steamer from savon's for only $20.00 many years ago and this was the best use I got out of it ever! I put a towel over my head and allowed the steamer to infuse the herb mixture into my skin/mole directly. Once I was done, I lightly patted my face dry and applied a paste I concocted with OZ OIL and the HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA. To make the paste, I broke open another 5 capsules of the HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA and put the powder in a small dish and added 1/2 teaspoon of the OZ OIL...just enough to create a paste. I applied the paste directly on the mole. I felt a sensation in the mole area, which went away after a few minutes. The next morning I washed my face using a chemical free, fragrance free, soap and once I patted my face dry, I noticed the mole had begun to crack more around the edges and the edges that cracked the day before had turned black and hardened. I gently touched the hard black area and it came off as if it were a scab that healed and underneath was healed skin. I kept doing my routine and I am not kidding in three weeks the mole had broken off bit by bit and was gone and my skin was healed completely. I look in the mirror each day and am amazed that a mole that frustrated me for nearly ten years was gone in just three weeks once I made the intention and commitment. This process was repeated as follows: Herbs (BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA & HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA) were taken daily each morning with distilled water Facial steaming with the herbs: twice a week (I chose a Sat and Sun because I worked during the week and had little time) The herb paste was put on the mole every night. Each morning or whenever the mole looked ready, I touched any hardened black areas so they could fall off. I ate a 98% raw vegan diet, drank distilled water. I have a very light brown circle on the area were the mole used to be. This is fading each time my skin does its normally shedding process. This is what happened to me. I have been and still is 100% committed to a healthy vegan (mostly raw) diet and healthy thinking lifestyle. I listen to my body now. I can only speak for me. I am sincerely blessed and am happy for the opportunity to share my story.

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    Q: Thank you so much for all the helpful information you send to my family. We lived in CA a year ago. Recently we moved to Louisiana, wish we would have had this type of relationship with you then. I want to be a registered dietician, my name is Sawayla, I am 15 yrs old. I also would like to pursue a degree in wholistic health care. Please advise.

    A:

    Always a beautiful thing to see young people interested in health and healing! Kudos to you, young sister!

    You can achieve anything you desire and put your mind to. If you want to be an dietician, find out what is necessary and begin to prepare yourself for the necessary courses.

    Start now! See yourself as an dietician! See it in order to achieve it! You're a rare young gemstone!

    Stay focused on your dreams and desires and always stay positive!

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    Q: I purchased the Female Health Tea with RR. I would like to know how often should I drink the tea to feel the full effect of its content.

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    That's easy! Drink it everyday and as much as you like! You'll feel the effect at the right time.

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    Q: I heard you on a couple of shows; Michael Baisden and Rev. Al Sharpton. I would like to ask a couple of questions about your products. 1) My wife suffers from Sickle Cell, what would you recommend for someone who has Sickle Cell accompanied by leg ulcers? 2) I am an amateur bodybuilder and would like to know what natural herbs you recommend for someone who trains and competes in this area? Thanks in advance and have a blessed day.

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    In re sickle cell, I recommend that you read our article entitled â€SICKLE CELL ANEMIA CRISIS†and â€THE METAPHYSICS OF SICKLE CELL CRISIS AND MALARIAâ€. Good information for you in there! In re herbs for bodybuilding, I'd recommend our BIO-PROTEIN FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, ENERGIZER FORMULA, and IODINE PHOSPHATE.

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    Q: I would like to change the way I eat, I am also a smoker. What is the best practical way to approach a new lifestyle of health and wellness with the highest probability of success?

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    I would say first to perform the Full Body Detox. Purchase the Full Body Detox Companion as well as the Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Companion (which is very helpful in a healthy diet and lifestyle transitioning). ALSO: Read up on some our articles on our site (www.dherbs.com) under "Articles."

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    Q: I am Michael Muhammad's mom, my oldest son has been diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. What herbs are good to take?

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    For Sarcoidosis, we suggest you read the article "SARCOIDOSIS" in our articles section to read about the remedies and recourse for this illness.

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    Q: I am a 41 yr old female; relatively healthy, but in need of lose about 25lbs. I eat pretty well most of the time but I can of course improve. I am interested in the (FULL BODY DETOX) but I want to know what Dherbs maintenance regimen should be followed after the detox. Fortunately I do not suffer from any illnesses, but I want to be prepared for this lifestyle change.

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    Follow up regimen for you would be: BOWEL MOVER, WEIGHT RELEASE FORMULA, WEIGHT RELEASE TEA

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    Q: I read your website on the Michael Baisden's forum and I have been looking with much excitement at your products! I know you don't have time to recommend products to everyone, but if you could recommend something for my 3 year old son, it would be greatly appreciated. In the last year he has gotten the ringworm twice since starting daycare. Once in the head and the second time on the forehead. I've used over the counter cream the second time which made it go away for a short time. And now a month later he is developing a rash, it looks like small pimples, not the ringworm, but I'm thinking its ringworm because its in the same spot. If you could recommend some herbs for him to get rid of this ringworm once and for all, I will purchase it immediately. Just for your info, he doesn't eat meat except at school and absolutely no pork. Thanks in advance

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    Please rub Dherbs OZ OIL on his body parts with ringworm.

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    Q: I am thinking about detoxing with my family. We are detoxing for different reason. Should we start to detox or go with another program? I am detoxing to lose 20-25 pounds mainly in my stomach and get in shape. My husband is detoxing to help gain about 20 pounds and for health reasons. What should I use to detox my 9-year-old daughter?

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    BY ALL MEANS DETOX WITH THE FULL BODY DETOX. ALWAYS START HERE WITH THE FULL BODY DETOX. FOR YOUR DAUGHTER, SHE CAN PERFORM THE CHILDREN’S DETOX. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

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    Q: My baby and I have developed a bug! We've been in hospital since last night. My temperature is 41 degrees my baby's 37. We're both on a drip; getting antibiotics both are very dehydrated. All my family are blaming dherbs but I know better. Please send me something I can READ TO MY FAMILY AND REASSURE THEM THAT DHERBS IS NOT THE REASON. KIND REGARDS. GOD BLESS YOU

    A:

    I can assure you herbs do not cause what you are experiencing. A bug may be doctor's lingo for any healing crisis. However, a bug is not a form of healing crisis. If you would have suffered from anything herbally, those doctors would have told you. A bug is a so-called virus (in doctor's lore) but viruses do not exist. Virus means "poison" as in "poisonous blood" and herbs do not poison the blood but simply remove poisons from the blood. If your family wants to legitimately blame Dherbs, get a blood analysis done. But again, the doctors have told you that you developed a bug. They didn't say you had an allergic reaction to anything. From time to time we experience these problems with people but it's always limited to the person's specific case. Breast-feeding does not weaken the body. Toxins do not go into the breasts but exit via the eliminative channels. My wife performed the FULL BODY DETOX while breast-feeding our 2-month old son and absolutely NADA! I always tell people to deal with a situation and when they get back on their feet show people wrong by performing your desired cleanse successfully. You're not the first situation of this sort. Not at all! Hang in there, Love!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Q: I read your article on Dangerous Dairy, and I cannot find on the internet any back up on what is discussed about dairy. Example, fecal matter (like milk), if this is not real fecal matter. What are you talking about? It is also stated that no other animals will drink other animals milk. This is not so, there are reports of baby animals, that lose their mothers and another species steps in to save the baby animals life. A dog saving a baby tigers life. A squirrel saving a pigs life, etc. It is a known fact that we have been eating dairy products for over 8,0000 years. I know that times have changed, but where are your facts were are you getting these facts to report such cause and effect? I would like to see this facts or websites. Thank you.

    A:

    Your problem may be the Inter-net. You can't be an exclusive Inter-net armchair researcher and expect to find everything, such as the information in my article. We can't give up on BOOKS for a computer screen!

    Everything I cover in my article can be scientifically backed up.

    RECOMMENDED:
    BOOK: Don't Drink Your Milk by Frank A. Oski, M.D.
    BOOK: Milk: The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen
    VIDEO: Let's Eat To Live - Vol. 8 "Milk" (shows filter screen with cow feces on it)
    Like the Bible says: ask and it shall be given.