The Global Food Waste Scandal

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Tristram Stuart sounds the warning bell on global food waste, calling for us to change the systems whereby large quantities of produce and other foods end up in trash heaps.

2015-09-08T11:07:31+00:00

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    Q: For the last few months off and on when I have bowel movements that are not "normal". I read somewhere that one's waste should float. My waste however comes out whole but tends to disintegrate in the water. I am very regular, I use the bathroom at least 3 times a day after each meal and maintain a pretty healthy vegan diet about 70% live foods. I was wondering if there could be an issue with absorption, or assimilation in my colon, possibly a fiber issue?

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    Yes, stools should be whole (not disintegrate) and should float in the toilet water. Try increasing your dietary fiber intake with whole fruits and vegetables. Read some of our COLON articles on our site under "Articles."

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    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

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    I suggest you read the article â€WHAT IS RAW FOODS†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?

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    Q: Thank you for always answering my questions. I have about two more. Okay, I'm currently living overseas where I'm limited on raw fresh foods (vegetables and fruits). I want to do the detox but I'm concerned that I won't have everything as far as raw food to be successful. I have access to basics (apples, oranges, bananas, tomatoes, avocados, melons, lettuce, cabbage, bean spouts, carrots, celery, peppers, green beans, peas, bagged nuts,) but nothing exotic by any means. Then I was told to safely eat some of the food in the local economy that we should wash it with a 5% bleach solution (is that safe...and if on the detox I'm thinking that would be a no go). Two questions?Given the mentioned availability of raw foods could I be able to successfully complete the detox (I don't have an issue with eating the same things over and over again) and two what can I do to clean local produce so that its safe for consumption? Apparently part of the issue is that they use human feces to fertilize. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response

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    Yes, it seems you have enough raw food available to you to complete the cleanse.

    In order to clean local produce, rinse thoroughly with apple cider vinegar to "disinfect" it. If apple cider vinegar is unavailable, just use water.

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    Q: I have a challenge; I have waste in joints and or tissue in my right knee. It’s painful and I can't sleep well at night nor walk without pain. What is causing inflammation?

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    IN REGARDS TO YOUR INQUIRY, THE INFORMATION YOU SEEK HAS ALREADY BEEN ADDRESSED IN OUR ARTICLE ENTITLED â€ARTHRITISâ€. YOU CAN FIND IT IN OUR ARTICLES SECTION. PLEASE BE SO KIND AND READ IT. I AM SO GREATLY BACKED UP AND SOME INQUIRIES HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED IN LENGTHY ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY. I TRUST THE ARTICLE WILL SUFFICE YOU. ASLO, SEE OUR â€HERBAL CHARTâ€

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    Q: I am concerned that I have trouble eliminating waste naturally and have to take some sort of laxative every other day. I have gone to specialist and they all subscribe fiber of some sort and that works for a while and I have to steadily increase the dosage to get it to work. I would really like to get away from this practice all together and be healthy. I am not overweight- currently 5"6- and 140 pounds. I have had this probably at least 10 years. Your help is appreciated.

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    Keep your focus on what you desire (optimal health). Stay positive (read our MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book)!!!! Herbally, try the FULL BODY DETOXwhich should really help your situation.

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    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.

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    Recommended: ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL

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    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?

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    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).

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    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.

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    Q: Did the FDA mailed Dherbs.com a warning letter?

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    Yes, the FDA mailed Dherbs.com a "warning letter" on June 9, 2008 alleging Dherbs.com of all kinds of specious violations of the FDA Act. After our legal department responded to the "warning letter" on June 30, 2008 with a very lengthy response elucidating Dherbs.com's position and intention as a company and with the sale of its compounds and formulas and its educational articles, Dherbs.com received a response letter from the FDA in late July 2008 clearly stating that Dherbs.com was in fact not in violation of the FDA Act. Some of the content of the Dherbs.com "warning letter" is as follows: I. Products Promoted For Conditions That Cause Products To Be Drugs In response to #1, Dherbs.Com, Dherbs.com, does not promote any therapeutic claims for any product (hereinafter "Compound", "Formula", and/or "Herbaceutical") on its website within the "legal" context of these terms. Dherbs.Com has, since July 2006, began the process of obliterating mention of every specific government owned, trademarked, registered, patented, and copyrighted medical term for disease, i.e. Cancer, Genital Herpes, Diabetes, etc. in all marketing, advertising, and promotional materials on its website (notwithstanding its articles and for educational purposes only), fully recognizing that these medical terms (1) are negative and fear-inducing, and (2) are the property of the United States government and thus can be regulated by its owner. My personal research has led me to the secret that the government created and owns every medical term found in the Merck Manual and as such, I do not want to commit copyright infringement and/or play a role in keeping people entrapped with sickness, negativity, and fear. CAVEAT: Please take note that I will inform the American people and other healers of the healing arts of this scheme of the FDA that unknowingly ties people/organizations to the FDA's jurisdiction without due process of law in addition to keeping them trapped in the Matrix. Dherbs.Com and its owner are respecters of the law and do not believe in the practice of property right infringement. However, Dherbs.Com, will continue to use these trademarked, registered, patented, and copyrighted medical terms for exclusive purposes of educating and teaching the ignorant American masses, especially African-Americans, under their/his U.S.Const.Amend.1 right of "Free Speech" which is being exercised against your agency. Education and teaching are secured and protected by U.S.Const.Amend.1 and "... A person's business, profession, trade, occupation, labor and the avails from each constitute "property" envisioned in the [Due Process] provision, U.S.Const.Amend.5. The right to follow any of those activities is "liberty" as also envisioned therein, People v. Brown, 96 N.E. 2d 888, 899, 407 Ill. 565 (1950) "Education". Comprehends not merely the institution received at school or college, but the whole course of training; moral, religious, vocational, intellectual, and physical. Education may be particularly directed to either the mental, moral, or physical powers and faculties, but in its broadest and bst sense it relates to them all. Acquisition of all knowledge tending to train and develop the individual. See also Board of Education. Black's Law Dictionary, 5th edition, pg. 461 Please note that federal law is clear in that: "The government [FDA] infringes on protected activity whenever it punishes or threatens to punish speech, Bass v. Richards (10th Cir. 2002) 308 F.3d 1081 For your edification, Dherbs.Com, does not use or sell "drugs" BUT "herbaceuticals" and I define "Herbceutical" as "An organic compound administered with the intention for ingestion into the body to provide nutrition (nourishment) via essential nutrients and assimilated to provide energy and to promote the Growth, Repair, and Maintenance essential for sustaining life". Basically, what I sell is food, not drugs! Constructive notice has been given to your agency If the FDA does continue to consider Dherbs.Com's Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals as "drugs" as specifically defined in 21 U.S.C. 321 (g)(1)(B) after my good faith intention supra of what they really are, the FDA must make sure that it can prove every element of the legal definition of "drug" (21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)(B) to Dherbs.Com's Compounds, Formulas, or Herbaceuticals in a court of law (United States District Court) before a jury. Federal law is clear in that "...In a criminal case, all the elements of the crime (violation of the Act, 21 U.S.C.) must be proven by the government [FDA, DOJ] beyond a reasonable doubt. In re Winship, 397 U.S. 358, 90 S.Ct. 1068, 25 L.Ed.2d 368 Congress defines "drug" as: "... articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or animal." 21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)(B) The elements of 21 U.S.C. 321 (g)(1)(B) for purposes of prosecution and conviction of violating "the Act" are: Article Intended (Intention) Use Diagnosis Cure Mitigation Treatment Prevention Disease Dherbs.Com, hereby gives the FDA constructive notice of its/his INTENTION with Dherbs.com's Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals and it is as follows: "The direct, explicit, conscious, purposeful, and willful INTENT of Dherbs.Com and its owner is to utilize its/his Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals for purposes of administration with the intention of ingesting for purposes of nourishing the body via essential nutrients that are assimilated by the body for purposes of providing the body with energy and to promote the growth, repair, and maintenance essential for sustaining life." Clearly this definition supra is not synonymous with the definition of the term "drug" defined in 21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)(B) and cannot be construed as such by the FDA as federal law is clear in that ".. Statutes cannot be enlarged to embrace matters not specifically pointed out, "Gould vs. Gould, 245 U.S. 151, and People v Redmond, 246 Cal.App.2d 852; and, "...The court cannot create an offense by enlarging the statute, or by inserting or deleting words, nor should we do so by giving a false meaning to its words. " People v Baker, 69 Cal.App.2d 44. If the courts (judicial branch) cannot create offenses by enlarging statutes (i.e. "the Act"), or by inserting words, or by giving false meaning to words, then logic dictates that the Executive branch of government [FDA] cannot also do the same, especially since the Executive branch of government [FDA] does not have the lawful (constitutional) authority to legislate or make laws, but can only enforce them. For the FDA or any agency of the Executive branch of government to do so would be a clear violation of the Separation of Powers Doctrine. Dherbs.Com does not focus on disease nor does it mention this term in any of its promotional or advertising materials. Dherbs.Com only focuses on (1) Health, (2) Healing, and (3) Wellbeing, divine birthrights of all people, including U.S. citizens. The federal government [Congress] is regulating health by regulating disease using a form of word and linguistic magic and alchemy, or word play, which is highly effective against the masses of the people due to their overall grand ignorance in general and their lack of being legally astute in particular. But Dherbs.Com is assisted in all earthly endeavors by the gods, as well as a legion of angels and archangels, spirit guides, and cosmic forces to do good for all living beings on the planet and if you doubt this fact, if you move against me and Dherbs.com on any grounds, you'll find this out firsthand. WARNING: I'm not like the average person or herbalist! In a criminal prosecution for alleged violation of "the Act", the FDA would also have to establish and prove before the court (jury) that Dherbs.Com and/or the owners of Dherbs.Com's "intent" or "intention" was to purposefully, knowingly, and willfully violate "the Act". The federal courts have ruled that "... Intent is an element or requisite of a crime and must be proven by the prosecution, "U.S. v. Johnson, 718 F.2d 1317. The government [FDA, DOJ] must prove "intent" as an element of an alleged violation of "the Act" and based upon the above it would be virtually impossible for the FDA to prove that the "willful" intent on the part of Dherbs.Com (and the owners of Dherbs.Com) was to intentionally, purposefully, willfully, and knowingly violate "the Act" by intentionally, purposely, willfully, and knowingly administering their Compounds, Formulas, and/or Herbaceuticals for purposes of use in diagnosing, curing, mitigating, treating, or preventing disease. Furthermore, Dherbs.Com exclusively teaches, and has always taught people, that no product, herbal or pharmaceutical (drug, medication), can "cure" or "heal" because disease itself doesn't and didn't come out of a bottle so therefore a "cure" or even "wholistic healing" can't or won't come out of a bottle. True healing is wholistic and must take place on all eight levels (or bodies) of existence including the physical, etheric, astral, mental, etheric template, celestial, and ketheric template levels or bodies. This teaching is protected by U.S.Const.Amend.1 ("Free Speech") and U.S.Const.Amend.5 ("Personal Liberty"). Dherbs.Com also gives the FDA notice that it's philosophy and belief on "cure" (when it is construed to mean totally healed') and "healing" is that ALL disease can be "cured", "healed", "eradicated" or "reversed" by a person doing five (5) things, which are: Change of Thought/Thinking (to Positive Thinking) Change of Attitude (to a Positive Mental Attitude and Outlook) Change of Diet (to a salubrious diet consisting of organic raw foods and vegan foods and good drinking water) Change of Lifestyle (to a salubrious and righteous lifestyle) Change of Environment (to a salubrious and energy conducive environment) Please notice that in the above we do not mention the term "disease" and absent the term "disease" one cannot diagnose, cure, mitigate, prevent, or treat "disease". When you focus on healing exclusively, you give no room for focus on disease. Drugs only exist for disease, so when you eradicate the term "disease" you also eradicate the term "drug" for a drug cannot exist without disease in the world of allopathic, Western medicine. II. Therapeutic Claims Establish Products as Drugs In response to the FDA "warning letter" of June 9, 2008, Dherbs.Com and its owners do not make any therapeutic claims, in the "legal sense", for its Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals and since July 2006 we've been in the process of re-wording our words to make sure they emit positive energy and not the negative energy which is the focus of the FDA and other governing bodies. It's a slow process but I've already started the process. Even without this letter to me you would have witnessed this change (of words for change of energy), Furthermore Dherbs.Com and its owner, do not market, advertise, or promote its/his Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals as substances that affect the structure or function of the body outside of the body's normal or natural structure and function. As such and clearly predicated upon the above, Dherbs.Com Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals (referred to as 'products' in the "warning letter") cannot be defined as or construed as "drugs" as defined in 21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)(B). III. Disease Claims in the Form of Testimonials Dherbs.Com and the owners of Dherbs.Com hereby give notice to the FDA that as of the date of this correspondence Dherbs.Com website has not removed any testimonials that the FDA alleges contains "disease claims" and also alleges that Dherbs.Com used supplemental metatags to bring consumers to its website through Internet searches. Furthermore, the FDA quoted no law to substantiate these words or allegations in it's warning letter like it did elsewhere and throughout the warning letter for other matters covered in the warning letter. In regards to alleged "disease claims", the FDA in its "warning letter" (page 3) stated: "Your website also contains disease claims in the form of personal testimonials, including 'The herpes is gone and I can feel it! " - 'The detox kit I gave my friend knocked out his hepatitis in 3-weeks.' However, the FDA did not explicitly notify Dherbs.Com in its "warning letter" that Dherbs.Com website's alleged claims of "disease claims" violated "the Act" and thus should or must be removed to prevent further violation of "the Act". It is Dherbs.Com and the owner of Dherbs.Com position that testimonials on its website are given freely by the American people via free will and secured and protected by U.S.Const.Amend.1 "Free Speech" Clause. Dherbs.Com or its owner, Dherbs.com, does not tell people what to say. Dherbs.Com and its owner cannot be held responsible for the words of other people. The words contained in the testimonial section of the website do not contain fighting words or words intended to incite violence or harm. Also, Dherbs.Com website's Testimonial page does not market, advertise, or promote any of Dherbs.Com's Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals though some people mention them in their testimonials. The Testimonial page is not part of the on-line store where Dherbs.Com markets, advertises, and promotes its Compounds, Formulas, Herbaceuticals, and local healing services. It is not the intention of Dherbs.Com and its owner to market, advertise, or promote its Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals in its Testimonial section and never was or will be, though the matter is really irrelevant to the subject matter at hand. Dherbs.Com, clearly state that Dherbs.Com and its owner, myself, have an argument regarding its Testimonial page being censored due to allegedly promoting "disease claims". Dherbs.com does not believe that 'to mention' presupposes or even explicitly means 'to market, advertise, or promote' and we hereby give notice that the intention of the Testimonial page is to exclusively share the experiences of people whose lives have been touched and transformed by the magic of Dherbs.Com and, it is not the intention of Dherbs.Com or its owners to directly, knowingly, purposely, intentionally, or willfully market, advertise, and promote its Coumpounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals via testimonials. However, since its Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals are not "drugs" as defined by "the Act", Dherbs.Com and its owner have carte blanche authority and freedom to market, advertise, and promote its Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals. However, reiterating, it is not our intent to do such. Dherbs.Com is a resource center not limited to natural compounds, but a wide range of various services and a virtual library of information. It is important to note that in Dherbs.Com's Testimonials, people give broad testimonies about Dherbs.Com excellent customer service, information (articles), how the unique health knowledge of Dherbs.com helped changed their lives and perception on life, living, diet, and how a particular Compound, Formula, or Herbaceutical helped their overall health and wellbeing. The FDA's "warning letter" on page 4 specifically mentions "If you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact Mary Lynn Datoc, Compliance Officer, at () -608-4428, " however, on or about Thursday June 12, 2008, I personally called Mary Lynn Datoc and left her a message requesting a return phone call to discuss the "warning letter" and leaving her two contact telephone numbers in which she could reach me; but the attempt was futile because myself or Dherbs.Com did not receive and have not received a single response or return phone call to the telephone call of June 12, 2008. I'm still waiting! The FDA has all of my telephone numbers! There's no excuse! I, Dherbs.com, is requesting the FDA to provide substantiating law detailing how testimonials constitute marketing, advertising, and promoting and/or how Dherbs.Com testimonials violated "the Act". If I don't receive a response in 10 days to this request, I will presume you have abandoned your presentments and thus incurring laches. Dherbs.Com and its owner's argument made to the FDA that prohibiting free speech via testimonials on a website due to alleged "disease claims" mentioned in certain testimonials absent any law to substantiate the claim made by the FDA constitutes a most basic violation of U.S.Const.Amend.1 and is grounds for a federal lawsuit against the FDA and I have no problem suing any person or agency as I am very astute pertaining to law. The FDA under law has a duty to respond to Dherbs.Com and its owner's request for legal substantiation of its alleged "disease claims" constituting a violation of "the Act". Federal law is clear in that "Agencies must respond to the arguments made to them, "Lwin v. I.N.S. (7th Cir. 1998) 144 F.3d 505, 512 The above forms the basis of Dherbs.Com and its owner's Petition For Writ of Mandamus, 28 U.S.C. 1651 to be filed if a response to this document is not received by July 17, 2008. In regards to alleged "disease claims" supplemented by the metatags allegedly used to bring consumers to Dherbs.Com's website through Internet searches, Dherbs.Com and its owner deny that this was it/his intent and perhaps was a function of the search engine optimization process unbeknownst to the owner of Dherbs.Com. However, due to discovering the link between search engine optimization companies and "key Internet words", i.e. dietary supplement, herbal remedies, etc. and the government (who created certain words used by search engine optimization companies), Dherbs.Com and its owner hereby give notice that Dherbs.Com charges the FDA with a violation of Due Process of Law and gives notice it/he will STILL use these terms for "business" purposes only. We do not control the search engine optimization industry and thus cannot change these terms. VI. Products Are New Drugs Clearly, because Dherbs.Com and its owner have clearly established that their Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals are not "drugs" as defined in "the Act", the assertion that Dherbs.Com's Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals are "new drugs" (21 U.S.C. 355(a)) is moot, frivolous, spurious, and specious. Dherbs.Com Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals are not marketed, advertised, and promoted to diagnose, cure, mitigate, prevent, or treat disease but to promote healing, health, and wellbeing. Dherbs.Com's Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals are mixtures of God's herbs, which were created by God 'for the service of man' (Psalm 104:14), as 'medicine' (Ezekiel 47:12), and 'for the healing of the nations,' (Revelation 22:2). The owners of Dherbs.Com's belief in the above Biblical passages are secured and protected under U.S.Const.Amend.1 "Free Speech" Clause. V. Products Misbranded The assertion that Dherbs.Com's labels are misbranded within the meaning of 21 U.S.C. 502(f)(1) is moot because again, Dherbs.Com's Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals are not "drugs" (21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)(B) number one, and thus the FDA has no power of regulation over Dherbs.Com's Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals or Dherbs.Com to instruct it on what to say; number two, every Compound, Formula, and Herbceutical in fact clearly lists "directions" on how the Compounds, Formulas, and Herbceauticals should be taken by ADULTS and CHILDREN. VI. Dherbs.Com Responsibility To Ensure Products Marketed Complies With "the Act". DHERBS.COM RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE PRODUCTS MARKETED COMPLY WITH THE ACT Dherbs.Com clearly ensure and will continue to ensure that its Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals does not violate "the Act" or any law of the U.S. or any state because the Compounds, Formulas, and Herbaceuticals will NEVER EVER become drugs or contain inorganic and man-made compounds. Never in a million years! My goal as a law abiding citizen is to be in harmony with all laws, including "the Act", that do not violate personal principles predicated upon Higher law. The owner of Dherbs.Com is no Kevin Trudeau who is very unwise in attempting to use government owned terms, i.e. "products", "cure, " and "disease" to market, advertise, and promote his products to the people (citizens) around the world. I personally appreciate his appeal and his passion but I personally feel he is in grave error. Dherbs.Com believes in and practices the path of least resistance and know that with government (Congress, State legislators) and its laws and regulations (i.e. 21 U.S.C.) one is dealing with a "word game" for purposes of "word control" for purposes of "mind control" for purposes of "control". It's nothing but a game and all games, including the game of life, have rules but also require skill for purposes of success at playing the game. The owner of Dherbs.Com understands this and very well. Like late rapper 2pac Shakur said in a rap song: "I won't deny it, I'm a straight riddah, you don't wanna mess with me!" Notice is hereby given to the FDA that unless I, the owner of Dherbs.Com, hear from the FDA in writing within 30 days from receipt of this correspondence, will assume the presentments of the so-called "warning letter" have been abandoned. Please beware that "silence is acquiescence" and that federal law states "Silence can only be equated with fraud when there is a legal and moral duty to speak the truth or when an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading to the injury of the parties," U.S. v. Prudden, 424 F2d 1021; U.S. v. Tweel, 550 F2d 297, at 299, 300 VII. Dherbs.Com Should Take Action To Correct Violations As I said supra, I have already started my process to change government-owned negative terms that keep people sick, since July 2006. I have discovered the fraud and scheme of government (FDA). If the FDA willfully falls silent on notification (after receipt of this response) and sends me another warning letter, then I, to protect myself and my interests, am justified in filing a federal Complaint For Declaratory Judgment/Injunctive Relief, 28 U.S.C. 2202 requesting a federal U.S. judge to declare the law and the rights of the parties and to decide legal matters and controversies, unnecessarily wasting the court's time as all the FDA has to do is respond to me. While "the Act" may authorize the seizure of illegal products ("drugs") and injunctions against manufacturers and distributors of illegal products [21 U.S.C 332 and 334] where clearly applicable, the FDA's federal police powers are subject to constitutional limitations, especially the principles of "Due Process of Law", Marshall v. Kansas City, Mo., 355 S.W.2d 877, 883, and as such, the FDA in order to lawfully seize any alleged illegal product ("drug" as defined in 21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)(B)) must first have "probable cause" ("suspicion of criminal activity or commission of an offense"), obtain a duly signed warrant of probable cause, which must specifically list the place(s) and/or person(s) to be searched, and specifically list the specific products to be seized, and then be prepared to prove in a court of law that the alleged illegal products are in fact illegal and that they in fact violate "the Act" Ignorantia juris quod quisque tenetur scire, neminem excusat! That is to say: "Ignorance of the [or a] law, which everyone is bound to know, excuses no man. Every man must be taken to be cognizant of the law; otherwise there is no saying to what extent the excuse of ignorance may not be carried". As the FDA enforces federal law, it must first know federal law, and ignorance of the myriad of laws is no excuse. VIII. Specific Steps Taken To Correct Violations And Assurance That Similar Violations Do Not Occur Again. Dherbs.Com on its own volition is revamping its entire site not only to exclude all negative-emitting and fear-inducing terms, but to also give the entire website a face lift that will bring more people to Dherbs.com and wake them up to a truth they desperately need. So, while Dherbs.com take no steps to correct that which has never occurred (falsely claimed in your "warning letter"), I am simply letting you know I am upgrading my website for January 1, 2009 and for MY own personal reasons! So, keep your eyes on Dherbs.com! Ya'll might learn something! CLOSING. Any agent of the FDA who violates the constitutionally secured and protected rights of Dherbs.Com will be held civilly liable "in their private and individual" capacity so as to remove any claim of federal and/or state sovereign immunity claims. There is a general rule that a ministerial officer who acts wrongfully, although in good faith, is nevertheless liable in a civil action and cannot claim the immunity of the sovereign, as per Cooper v. O'Connor, 99 F.2d 133 Furthermore, "When a state officer acts under a state law in a manner violative of the Federal Constitution, he comes into conflict with the superior authority of that Constitution, and he is in that case stripped of his official or representative character and is subjected in his person to the consequences of his individual conduct. The State has no power to impart to him any immunity from responsibility to the supreme authority of the United States, "Scheuer v. Rhodes (1974) 416 U.S. 232, 94 S. Ct. 1683, 1687 GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY! Notice to the Principal Is Notice to the Agent Notice to the Agent is Notice to the Principal

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    Q: My cat is currently having a hypersensitive reaction to canned food that I purchased from Whole Foods. It contained fish and I think it has upset my cat's stomach. Will your Cat and Dog Immune Booster Formula help stabilize his upset stomach? He responds well to the antibiotic from the vet however if I can give him something all natural to help his entire immune system then he and I won't have to go through the stress of going to the vet.

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    I say give your cat something natural to stablize the upset stomach. Immune Booster will greatly help your cat. Or, you could give your cat Electric Greens Cell Food (open up a few capsules) and the alkalinity from this formula will serve as an antacid.

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    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?

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    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.

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    Q: I am a woman have a large uterus fibroid (the ultrasound shows), it's located outside of the wall of my uterus. I do not have the serious symptoms of bleeding or heavy pains, I have 7 days normal monthly cycle, but I am feeling discomfort and soft pain in my abdomen while I am walking or moving and sometimes bloating. Generally I do not have any other health conditioning at the moment. I am a skinny person, my weight is 85 Lb. and my height is 4'10" I want to get out of this problem as soon as I can , is your fibroid shrinking tea or supplement is working for me. Also please tell me who or which manufacture makes these produce and supplements. Are they acceptable by the US health department?

    A:

    Please read our "FIBROID TUMORS" articles on our site for remedy and recourse. All herbs will work for you, Beloved. Our products are not approved by government. We manufacture our own products. Educate yourself which you can do by reading through many of our articles on our site.

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    Q: Dherbs.com, I wanted to update you on my experience with the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN; I am on the third week of the program (almost finished) and I have lost 25 pounds thus far and still releasing weight. Although, I know the program calls for all raw foods; I have had a few days where I did not follow the plan (i.e. I had some cooked vegetable dishes and some Quinoa). Although I know this is a no-no; I wanted you to know that in spite of my disobedience; I have still released waste. I am now ready to know what's next. Would you recommend the full body detox? I am still overweight for my frame...and I am more interested in lifestyle changes than temporary fixes. I have been vegetarian for the last year. Thanks for your wonderful products.

    A:

    Great testimony and kudos to you! We would recommend that you continue to detox (FULL BODY DETOX) to release that unnecessary weight (waste). For lifestyle change, Dherbs is the place to be (articles, e-books, videos, etc.).

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    Q: I’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.

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    No cooked veggies at all!

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    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?

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    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.

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    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?

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    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:

    Acid Reflux: Heartburn

    Product Links:

    Full Body Detox
    10 Day - Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse

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    Q: EXACTLY WHAT ARE THE STARCHY FOODS AND HOW DO WE COMBINE THEM....I THOUGHT IT WAS MOSTLY BREAD AND PASTA.....BUT IF THAT IS TRUE THEN I WOULDNT BE FOLLOWING THE RAW FOOD DETOX??

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    Correct! Don't worry too much about the starchy vegetables. Just think of grains!

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    Q: My question is about hair loss. I am a 45 year old African American female. I started losing my hair about 15 years ago. I specifically remember unusual symptoms before it started to fall out. First, my entire scalp had a burning sensation, and it was very tender to the touch. It was very difficult to brush, comb and wash. Then after that, I am not sure how much longer after, but a dry patch of skin developed toward the back of my head (approximately 1 inch in diameter). I was able to peel it off and pull it through the strains of hair (very weird). That happened a couple of times and not too long after that, my hair started to fall out in large amounts for a fairly long period of time. At the moment I would say that I am mostly bald with hair mostly around the edges. Also I would like to mention that hair started to grow on my chest BUT I started to lose hair in my vaginal area. Sorry if some of this sounds sketchy but it's been 15 years!! I will try to give you a little bit of my history. I am 5'8" and 135lbs. I would say that for the most part, I have been an athlete all my life. My menses were very irregular sometimes and/or absent for long periods of time. When my menses were present, I had very bad cramps and clotting. My menses are now very regular and I hardly have any cramps, my flow is light and very little clotting. I would have to say that it is now a pleasure to have my "period". This also might be a result from switching my diet to a vegetarian diet. I have been a vegetarian for about 16 years. I would say 20% is dairy, but after reading your articles, I am trying my best to become vegan, hopefully even a raw foodist. I also eat tofu. I have never had hair problems growing up. I did get relaxers, but only twice a year. I have had my appendix removed when I was in elementary school. My bowel movements are usually once a day. (I know it needs to be 3.) So anyway, I have been to a couple of medical doctors to no avail, so now I am coming to you. I just received the following products from your company today (10-06-08). I am looking forward to using them. - MSM SULFUR - ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD - COLON FORMULA - HEALING HERBAL TOOTH POWDER - HAIR OIL One last note: I have had maybe one cold in the last 3 years. I can't remember the last time I had the flu. So thank the Lord, my health has been pretty good. Thank you for reading about my situation and hopefully you can shed some light on what is going on with my body.

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    Have you read the 2 health articles on hair ("HAIR PROBLEMS" and "BLACK HAIR, NAPPY HAIR")? If not, please read these articles for remedy and recourse. Also, read our article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER"."

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    Q: Hi, I'm a 36 year old African/American woman with 4 children whose been trying to lose weight off and on for the past 16 years. I lose the weight but then I gain it right back after I go off of my diet. I know that I need a good body/colon cleanse, but what I need to learn how to do is to eat the right food's to keep my body healthy. I've been conditioned to eat the foods that I do eat, I need to know how do I go about "de-programming" myself from the bad food's and program myself to want and crave the healthy one's? I'm open to any suggestion's you have, even using crystals and meditation. Thank you.

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    Time is limited here in "Ask the Herbalist" so I humbly request you consider a full length health consultation. However, I can tell you that you'd greatly benefit from a FULL BODY DETOX Cleanse.

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    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.

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    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.