You’re 2 Minutes Away From A Better Mood

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The mind-body connection is well-documented in research from neuroscience, psychiatry, and medicine. Findings have consistently shown that our emotional experience (stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, etc.) can have a negative impact on our health. The good news is that, when harnessed correctly, we can use our mind to help heal the ailments of the body. The reverse is also true. When we are in emotional distress, we can use the body to shift our feelings.

Take Back The Reigns – Harness The Power Of The Mind-Body Connection
When we are stressed, scared, or sad the brain sends cues to the body that danger is present and the body assumes its natural fight or flight response. This can result in muscle tension, increased heart rate, increased body temperature, shortness of breath, etc. This fight or flight response is very helpful when there is actual physical danger present (i.e., help us run from a potential predator), but rest of the time it just sounds a fire alarm in the body even though there is no smoke. However, we can send a message back to the brain that things are actually safe by making subtle, yet powerful shifts in the body. Through adopting different postures, changing our facial expressions, or even placing a hand on our heart we can slow the body’s stress response and start to sooth the emotional pain we may be experiencing.

Smile  –  Especially When You Don’t Feel Like It
When Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh said “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy,” he was really on to something. Turns out that there is evidence to validate his assertion. Research by Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman at the University of Kansas demonstrated that smiling can alter our stress response in difficult situations. Their study indicated that smiling, even if one is not feeling happy, can slow heart rate and decrease perceived levels of stress. Smiling sends a signal to the rest of our body that things are okay, it’s safe to let down our guard. So next time you are feeling overwhelmed, try smiling, even if you don’t feel like it. It might just make a difference. (Tip: If you really can’t get yourself to smile, practice holding a pen or a chopstick in between your teeth. It mimics the same expression as a smile and can produce the same effects.)

Posture  —  Sit Up Straight And Take Up Space
Shifting our posture can also shift how we feel. A study by Brion, Petty, & Wagner in 2009reported that sitting up straight positively influenced peoples feelings of self-confidence, while slumping over had the opposite effect. Additionally, research by Amy Cuddy and Dana Carney at Harvard University has shown that holding “power postures” for 120 seconds can create a 20 percent increase in testosterone (helping to boost confidence) and a 25 percent decrease in cortisol (reducing stress). In order to reap these benefits try assuming an open and expansive posture. Take up space, put your hands on your hips and spread your feet (think wonder woman) or lean back in a chair and spread your arms. Hold the posture for at least two minutes. For more info on Cuddy’s research you can watch her TED Talk “Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”

A Hand On Your Heart Is Not Just For The Pledge Of Allegiance
Touch is also a very powerful healing tool. When we are sad we often turn to others for a hug or to be held. We can actually provide ourselves with some of the same benefits. During a particularly distressing moment try placing a hand on your heart, rubbing your own arms, or massaging your own head. May sound cheesy, but it actually can be very helpful in slowing the body’s stress response. Pairing this with the self-compassionate thoughts such as, “This is really painful right now, but this too shall pass” can help sooth the discomfort of the present moment both physiologically and mentally.

So next time you are feeling overwhelmed by whatever is arising for you emotionally, try standing up straight, smiling, or putting a hand on your heart. For a super boost, try all three.

By: Daniela Tempesta
Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

2013-11-18T11:49:11+00:00

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    Q: Hello and thank you for taking the time to consider my particular issues at hand. I have MS and I am currently taking a weekly shot of Avonex. I have begun the Full Body Detox program, is it safe to combine the two regiments? MS has also brought along with it, in my case, inconsistency in which I now have a wonderful urologist who has prescribed Sanctura. I have noticed that DHerbs has a Kidneys/ Urinary Tract Formula, can this be taken to correct the problem of inconsistency? Part of the inconsistency problem is also due to the fact that I have a fybriod tumor that is literally proruding into the bladder wall, it is quite an amazing site to see. I understand that the average human can hold up to 400 to 500 ccs before urinating, I tapped out at 69 ccs on the first test and 82 ccs on the second, can you advise me on what to do for the inconsistency issue? I am only 35 years old and Depends has become a good friend (smile). When the detox is complete I will be taking the Fybroid formula as well. My personal goal is get off of all medications and surgery has been put on the table as an option; I don't want surgery on the table as an option. I do apologize for the length of this email, but right now my body is a slommacky and I have to get it right but most importantly I have a strong desire to get it right. I look forward to the cyber-response. Always Smiling,

    A:

    Justice In my opinion, herbs should NEVER be mixed with drugs! Drugs are poison and do not heal, but harm. They are made for profit only! God made no part of the magnificent human body with man-made drugs! None! With that said, performing the FULL BODY DETOX will help with all of your issues, including the kidneys and fibroids. After the Full Body Detox, perform the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. And after this kit, I would recommend that you perform the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. For MS, I recommend: NERVES FORMULA, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM FORMULA, BRAIN TUNER, and KHEMETIAN GOLD as a daily regimen. There is much help and healing for you. Believe in your healing and it shall manifest! Read some of our interesting articles, the ones that resonate with you, perhaps â€SURGERYâ€, â€HERBS VS PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGSâ€, â€FIBROID TUMORSâ€, â€MULTIPLE SCLEROSISâ€, etc.

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    Q: For several years, I have a pins and needles feeling all over including burning. I feel light- headed frequently and feels like I would fall to the floor if I don't concentrate on keeping myself steady. I have lower back pain (center) that does not relent. My foot feels like there is current running in my feet all the time and my pinkie on my right hand feel numb. My neuro tested me for MS and it came back negative. I have been to several doctors and no one can tell me what it is or help me with my symptoms. They have resorted to calling my condition "stress". I do feel anxious most times and lack optimism. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your response.

    A:

    You are in need of a full body cleansing. I recommend you try our FULL BODY DETOX. Also, start drinking NERVES TEA (which you can drink while Detoxing).

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    Q: I have a situation I think you maybe able to help me out with. Even before I completed the Full Body Cleanse and Anti-Viral Kit (because I had HSV) I was experiencing pain in my left testical and a jolting feeling in the prostate. It began about 3-4 months ago after I contracted an STD from an ex-girlfriend and before the Full Body Cleanse and Anti-Viral Cleanse (I'm not sure if it was a result of the std or from the excessive bike riding I do) The pain has diminished a lot from a few months back. However it's still occasional and I?ve noticed now that I'm in a relationship and sexually active again that I have an orgasm a loooot sooner than I did prior to those 3-4 months ago. Hours compared to minutes now. And once I do I feel a sensitive sensation (not pain) in the left testicle. I visited a Urologist a few months ago for testing and he did a ultra scan, test etc. and said he didn't see anything wrong. Can you recommend anything that would correct this and get me back to my normal Stallion like self (smile)? Thanks again and you're always in my prayers.

    A:

    The pain/sensation in the left testicle is conveying a message to you - REPAIR and REJUVENATE your sexual system. Read our article entitled TESTICULAR HEALTH.

    Try the Male Cleanse and/or Jackrabbit (3 capsules), Prostate Formula (3 capsules), Male Hormonal Formula (3 capsules), MSM Sulfur (3 capsules) and drink 1 cup of the Male Health tea every day. These formulas help to provide essential nutrients conducive to male sexual reproductive health.

    Also, you can use the Alpha Male Oil and massage your testicles with your hands 2-3 times a week to nourish, rejuvenate, and repair the testicles, prostate gland, and penis.

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    Q: I have white spots over 40 percent on my body and some very dry scaly dark spots on parts of my body. I read some place in one of your articles that with these specific herbs regardless of the skin disorder these herbs will help to reverse the disorder regardless of skin condition. Second I don’t have health insurance so I’m looking to you for help. Please help me. I don’t trust doctors. You go see a doctor for one issue and he prescribes a drug, next thing you know your back with five new problems and more drugs. So is there a combination of herbs for optimum health and well being? Something that will produce excellent health preventing any invader of any kind harming me. Protecting every important organ for optimum health and well being (i.e. colon, heart, lungs, liver). I just want to be 100 percent straight with excellent health

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    Detox (FULL BODY DETOX) and then perform the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE. these kits should reboot your system.

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    Q: I am very sensitive. I feel like there are invisible things entering my body. I feel things going into my feet, my crown, my female parts the openings of my body. I keep having serious lung problems. I saw something dark jump into my chest. I feel it moving thru my body, like a snake. I have been checked for parasites but nothing was found. I had all types of x-rays and blood tests done, but nothing found. I am of sound mind and strong in my faith. I sometimes see brown or white oil spots on my car and on the ground where I walk. By the time I past this I begin to have these sensations. I believe this is a bacteria by nature or man that is causing this problem. I went for acupuncture for the problem the Chinese man said something was in my body. Have you heard of this problem before? Do you think you can help me? Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    A:

    Spiritual healing and cleansing are my areas of expertise! Please consider a consultation ($100, 1-hour). There is much you can do to heal from these attached entities that have entered your body via your chakras. Your feet have chakras, your vagina has a chakra, and your crown has a chakra. No coincidence you feel things going on in these chakra centers. I can help you! There's nothing to worry about. Every problem has a solution or answer. Please call 866-434-3727 or 323-817-9929 to schedule.

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    Q: I'm a 38-year-old male who has been suffering with Atrial Fibrillation for 3 years. Up until the age of 35 I never had any real illness that had any caused for concern, and then out of the blue I have a heart related issue. My Doctor has never given me a cause of where this came from and all the research I've done on my own turns up the same. The answers the doctor gave (caffeine, alcohol, and so on) I've never really used any of those things excessively. My eating habits up until that time where not that great and I was about 100lbs over weight. I've lost 85lbs since, and also have giving up all meats. Also I had Cath. Ablation surgery for the A-Fib. It's been 3 months since surgery and I'm now off of the Coumadin they had me taking. I'm not sure if the surgery was a total success, I've not had an attack since New Year’s Day 2008. But I'm still not feeling back to my old self. I've been having some very weird feelings of nausea, tension, constipation, and tiredness, headaches, etc. When I do go to the doctor they tell me that everything looks fine and that I may be a bit stressed and suffering from anxiety. I'm writing to you in hopes that you may be able to guide me to the right path to healing and returning to living somewhat normal life again.

    A:

    WITHOUT A QUESTION THE BEST PLACE FOR YOU TO BEGIN YOUR NATURAL HEALING JOURNEY IS WITH THE Full Body Detox. AND BECAUSE YOU TOOK THE DANGEROUS “COUMADINâ€, YOU REALLY NEED TO CLEANSE YOUR BODY OUT. THIS CLEANSE WILL HELP YOUR HEART TO RECOVER AS WELL.

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    Q: Please, I am so much grateful with your response to my mail. I will actually like to have what the price for the treatment is like and at the same time the phone number for which I can contact you for details. At the same time, if one can taste negative, does that imply cure. At that status can I still infect one who doesn't have such infection before after Full Body Cleanse.

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    We can be reached anytime for questions or orders at 866 434 3727 or asktherherbalist *at* dherbs.com. When you're trying to rid your body of anything like a virus, bacteria or infection it's best to keep to yourself until it's gone.

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    Q: I have also heard some discouraging things about the antibody blood test for HSVII, and how its not as accurate as testing for lesions. But, I had herpes for about a year, so I know my body had enough time to generate antibodies for the virus. Therefore, when I did the regimen the antibodies went away. But I guess my question is, Just because antibodies go away, does that necessarily denote that no virus is present; or in other words antibodies only are present in response to the virus in my body? I just want to make sure that these issues are not something that should be given greater attention. Please help....Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.

    A:

    I'm not really into the whole antibody thing with herpes, but using western logic, no anitbodies = no virus present! You're! fine! You're experiencing some residual healing effects. But don't focus on this thing to long because what you worry about you create. Read the Mental Science Manual Beloved!

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    Q: I read most of your articles. Love them. What you say is 100% correct. See for me. I believe that God has put me here for a reason. I have been blessed with the ability to for see things and when I think about something hard enough BAM!! I think of someone and they show up, so in regards to my current situation YES. I did have a hand in this. I keep thinking of not wanting to get HIV. Didn’t want to hear about or talk about it. Then two months before getting my initial test. It was on my mind. Then I got a physical and I was like no going to take this test but went ahead anyway and here we are. Do I believe in it? Not anymore. I now believe in blood toxicity. I am not freaking out about outbreaks because I don't have any. What I want is to know how to shape my mind. Do I need Chakra balance? What can I do to stop the thoughts? How do I reverse my mind to stop thinking on things. I try so hard to see happy things and feel happy thoughts. BTW in Jan I thought about a cold sore and it appeared.

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    Thanks for explaining all that! I think the MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL is right up your alley, Beloved. It'll be up next week. So glad you enjoy my articles, Beloved! You are a powerful person and you will be dangerous (in a good way) when you learn the power of your mind. Peace and Love!

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    Q: How are you. I ran into your page on Youtube and subsequently did some research. Very Knowledgeable you are. I have problems with weight, stress, and erectile dysfunction. I work nights if I were to order your Full Body Detox does it need to be conducted in a different manner than someone who works at nights?

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    Basically, you would just reverse the times you take the formulas. Instead of starting at 7 a.m., you'd start at 7 p.m. (or whenever you start your day or night). Just flip flop the time schedule. Plenty of people do this, those that work night shifts.

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    Q: I read your response to one of your subscribers that was trying to rid his body from the Herpes virus...("Breakout means healing! The body is discharging via the skin, the largest channel of elimination") and my question is, "With the breakouts, do you continue the Full Body Detox alone and let it take its course or do you take any prescribed medicines (i.e. Valtrex) along with the detox?"

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    DHERBS DOES NOT ADVOCATE TAKING POSION AND DRUGS ARE POSION! VALTREX IS A DRUG AND THUS POSION!

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    Q: I purchased the FULL BODY DETOX two months ago and the first day I took the first 5 pills at 7am (Blood and Lymphatic) and at 8am I was vomiting all over the place at work. I was so weak I couldn't function someone from work had to drive me home and that whole day I was sick as a dog as if I had stomach virus or the flu. I had diarrhea at the same time. I want to know if this was a normal reaction to the herbs. I only took 5 I couldn't imagine how the rest of my day would have went had I taken the full 30 pills a day (which I didn't know I had to take until I received the package that wasn't indicated on the website that I had to take 30 pills a day). Was this reaction normal? Please someone let me know if it is safe to continue the product. I couldn't send the product back because of course it had been open so since I paid 120.00 for it I would like to see if it's really what everyone says about it. I don't want to let anyone else know about the product after what happened to me. I have read the reviews and all are great no one has experienced what I've went through so far. Your response to this matter is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Beloved, you are experiencing the â€HEALING CRISISâ€. Read the article Beloved, you are just very TOXIC, that's all! Don't measure yourself against others for every body is literally different. Don't fault the product! fault your diet and lifestyle over the years. This healing crisis may seem strange to you, but in reality, your body is thanking you. The vomiting and diarrhea are signs that your body is eliminating in the only available channels open right now. Simply start off by taking 2 or 3 capsules and see how that goes. You should be fine. Then you can work yourself back up to 5 capsules if you desire. You are free to change things up to your desire that benefits. Beloved, you are on your way to the cleansing of a lifetime. This is a good sign because your body is greatly working. Your are sensitive to herbs which is a good thing. They are working immediately in your body. You'll receive a complimentary check in phone call tomorrow for Dherbs! All is well, Beloved! Don't quit! When the going gets rough, the rough gets going! Check out our â€DETOX TROUBLESHOOTING†and look up "vomiting", "diarrhea", etc. There is plenty of support for you!

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    Q: Hello……I have received my full body cleanse……I am making plans and preparing to start the cleanse next week…..I am viewing the information in the booklet…..I googled the activated charcoal……there has been different reports on it……IS THIS SAFE FOR ME ….To drink this………….….and where can I find recipes that I can put together….during this cleanse that will HELP me make all the necessary adjustments to my diet…….that will assist in the process of this cleanse……..and detox…..thank you for your response…..Thank you for your response….Mrs Marsh

    A: The charcoal is safe for you to consume, it's a major part of the detox program that helps pull out heavy metal toxins and drugs from your body. There are raw food recipes on our website, please look on the left side and find the "recipe" link. Be sure that you're only consuming meals that are indicated as raw. You can also find recipes from other raw food restaurants and health food stores.

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    Q: I am currently on prescribed heart-related medications (coumadin, spironalactone, coreg, prinivil) due to heart surgery I had on 1990 (double bypass and aortic heart valve replacement). In your opinion is it okay/safe to do the FULL BODY DETOX while on prescribed medication? I am about 50 lbs. overweight and would like to cleanse my system In addition to losing some weight.

    A:

    I HONESTLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT A PERSON TAKE BOTH DRUGS (POSION) AND HERBS SIMULTANEOUSLY. HERBS ARE CLEANSING AND WILL CLEANSE THE BODY OF POISONS AND DRUGS ARE POISON. DRUGS WILL NEVER HEAL HUMAN BEINGS. THE BIBLE TELLS US GOD CAUSED THE HERBS TO GROW FOR THE SERVICE OF MAN (PSALM 104:14) AND TO SERVE AS "MEDICINE" (EZEKIEL 47:12), AND TO SERVE AS HEALING FOR THE NATIONS (REVELATION 22:2). BUT TODAY WE ARE FOLLOWING MAN AND WONDER WHY WE DON'T HEAL. WE MUST RETURN TO GOD'S NATURE. THE DRUGS COULD BE MAKING YOU GAIN WEIGHT.

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    Q: I have a fried who was told he has a heart murmur, and a small hole in his heart that is leaking. He needs to get surgery to get the whole closed up, or else it can get worst. He has severe chest pains, and his right shoulder hurts him constantly. They say it is because no blood is pumping to his arm at a steady rate because of his heart. He does not have health insurance and wants to avoid the medications and surgery. He has lost weight so what do you recommend? Full Body Detox? The only thing with that is it says you will lose 10-50 pounds he cant afford to losse to much weight. Could you explain? And would this help him a great deal? Also me personally would like to do the Full Body Detox just for overall health reasons and it seems to be a great cleanse. Im only 120 pounds will this make me loose a lot of weight? I cant afford it either. Please advise.

    A:

    Please read the article "I'm Thin, Will I Lose Excess Weight During the Detox." Visit our articles section. You guys have nothing to worry about. You will only release weight if you NEED to do so. Just read the article for more insight and understanding. The Full Body Detox and drinking the Hearty Heart tea will tremendously help your friend. He needs to do something and fast though.

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    Q: I just received your response. I hardly know where to begin, this is very difficult for me, but I know that I may need to explain my circumstance in part, so that I can get the correct help that I need. I was diagnosed with herpes in March of 2007. I recently ordered the Anti-Viral Detox System, but your reply message states that I should start with the Full Body Detox first. Aside from the detox's (I plan on ordering both now), is there anything else that you would suggest, I purchase for my well-being? Any additional affirmations, aura sprays, or vitamins and supplements?

    A:

    Thank you for your words, Beloved! Glad you found us! You can heal, Beloved. Everything happens for a reason, Beloved. I'm glad you have made 2009 your year of healing, and reclaiming your health. Start living what you believe in. Belief is nothing, absent works (actions). Okay, on to healing! First, get some knowledge. Read our health articles! Especially read our "Mental Science Manual", to help you work on your mind which is where all healing begins. Perform, the Full Body Detox Cleanse, followed by the Anti-Viral (or vice versa). Take matters one day at a time. The Love Spray, will help you to heal energetically. You should also drink 1 cup of Female Health Tea, daily while on both cleanses. Consultations are also available too, Beloved. You can heal, beloved. With God all things are possible! Stay focused, optimistic, and positive, Beloved! Great things await you!

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    Q: I did purchase the FULL BODY DETOX, but I have not taken it yet. I have been experiencing some edena in my ankles and hand. I know that the doctor's are here for a reason, but I do believe that GOD is the great physician. If I start out with 2-3 of the herbs per bottle will I get the same effect as if I was taken the 5. I will increase the dosage, I guess that I am afraid of some of the side effects that I have read about.

    A:

    If you really believe that God is the great healer then you wouldn't be afraid to take God's great healing agents called HERBS, right? So really, you don't believe but would like to, and this is fine, Beloved! In re your question, yes, you can take 2-3 capsules a day but it will prolong the cleanse to about 4-5 weeks. In re being afraid: all I can say is, you attract what you fear, or, what you fear will appear! There is nothing to fear, beloved! God and fear cannot co-exist! Have faith!!!!!

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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. . . . .

    A:

    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.

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    Q: Today makes day 9 of my FULL BODY DETOX (FBD). This morning I have an outbreak on my hand. I have been practicing telling myself I am Healing, but my job is stressful and yesterday I had a stressful day and this morning the outbreak on my right hand. Could this be part of my healing process? Can you suggest what I can do to alleviate the stress at work so this will not block my healing process of herpes? I am following the diet; however I have been kind of burnt out at times on the salads so I at least eat a salad and a bowl of steamed brown rice and frozen green peas that are steamed for 3 min. Is that considered following the diet? I still eat my fruit for breakfast daily, my salad for lunch and steamed broccoli (5min) and for dinner another salad, but for a few days I have eaten the rice and steam green peas. I basically want to know is it alright so if I eat it in the future.

    A:

    You have to learn to deal with your stress and stop reacting to it. Your subconscious mind is greatly blocked and therefore you have to realize your healing will come very slow. At a deep level you still believe herpes is incurable and your body is giving you this (despite the healing crisis of outbreaks on the hand). Your dietary deviation is understandable and not that bad but if you are tiring of salads opt for other things to eat. We list a few raw foods alternative recipes in our "ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL" e-book available for download. Check it out!

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    Q: I need to know will the BUNNY RABBIT formula will affect my heart rate. I take high blood pressure medicine linsopril, HCT and verapamil and will the FULL BODY DETOX as well. Please advise.

    A:

    If you are going to take medication and herbs at the same time you're wasting your money. Taking both defeats the purpose.