Many health companies are promoting and selling products under the guise of health products when in reality they are promoting and selling waste products.
The key to becoming and/or being healthy is being health conscious. Consciousness means to be aware and when you are health conscious you are aware about your health on many different levels, i.e. mental health, spiritual health, emotional health, and physical health.
When you are health conscious, you are also aware of the overall health of the citizens of your country, the overall health of the country’s children, the health of our great planet, the health of wildlife on the planet, and the health of the overall ecology.
To be healthy, you must study and research everything! If not, you may be swindled and under the banner of health or that you bought and consumed something you thought was healthy though it contained waste byproducts and was therefore toxic and unhealthy.
Some of the worth offenders are:
- Soy Lecithin
- Cod Liver Fish Oil
- Whey Protein
- Freeze-Dried Animal Organ
- Canola Oil
- Magnesium Stearate
- Emu Oil
Soy lecithin is touted as a healthy product. We hear how lecithin is necessary for optimal health (which is true), but the lecithin in the body is not the same lecithin derived from soy. Soy is an industrial product used for a plethora of things, such as paint, ink, gloss (to make magazine papers shiny), and certain forms of plastic.
Soy products are manufactured from the soybean, which is a genetically modified food. It’s also been tied to altering hormone levels, which can be problematic for women especially. Women should be aware of soy isoflavone products too, which are touted for female hormonal health. Soy isoflavone is allegedly a source of female estrogen, but soy isoflavone is also a byproduct of the soy industry.
MSG (mono sodium glutamate), a harmful chemical known to cause headaches and traditionally found in foods served at Chinese restaurants, is a soy byproduct. So is Vitamin E in capsule-pellet form and soy lecithin.
Food-based soy products such as tofu, tempeh, and TVP (textured vegetable protein) should only be eaten sparingly and then only in transition to a vegan or raw food diet.
Cod Liver Fish Oil
Cod liver fish oil is a waste byproduct of the fishing industry. Remember, the liver in any animal is a filtering organ. The filter is always contaminated due to performing its task. The oil from fish liver is genetically designed to benefit the structure of the fish, not a human being.
It is far better to consume land or plant-based sources of essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, and 9) such as black current seed oil, hemp seed oil, borage oil, flax seed oil, black seed oil, and evening primrose oil.
And beware of other sources of liver oil such as beef liver oil. Edible oils should be derived from plant-based sources.
Another toxic byproduct is whey protein, a byproduct of the dairy industry. Whey is milk protein that is discarded from the production of cow milk.
You can commonly find whey protein in your commercial brand health food stores and local gyms and fitness centers. The dairy industry targets athletes for their whey protein byproduct. Regardless, whey protein has no business in the human body.
Beware of all those protein bars and beverages containing whey-they are anything but “health” food.
Many brands of melatonin are derived from or contain waste products. Some brands of melatonin are 100% chemically made.
The pineal gland – where melatonin is naturally produced – is imprinted with the energy of the person. People impress their organs with their energy (thoughts, behaviors, etc.) and if those organs get inside your body they may affect you too. Human organs hold and store certain human emotions.
Certain plants contain small traces of melatonin precursors, such as chamomile flower, and are safer and wiser to consume if you feel the need to consume outside sources for supplementation purposes.
Pancreatin is nothing but digestive enzymes from horses. You can’t claim to be vegan while simultaneously eating animal byproducts. Many brands of digestive enzymes are derived not only from horses, but oxen, sheep, pigs, and cows.
Try Dherbs Enyzmes Formula, which features papaya, pineapple and pumpkin enzymes to help with digestion.
Creatine is derived from pig blood and pig brain. Pigs are a great source of steroids and other things that bulk up the body. This is why creatine is a favorite product of bodybuilders.
Canola oil can cause damage to the myelin sheath, which is the protective covering over the nerves. When the myelin sheath is compromised, the nerve fibers are exposed and a number of reactions can occur, i.e., shaking, trembling, fidgeting, etc.
Dherbs does not recommend canola oil. We classify it in the same category as peanut oil, soybean oil, palm kernel oil, and cottonseed oil.
Chondroitan and Chondroitan Sulfate
Chondroitan is commonly promoted as a healthy joint supplement. However, what many people don’t know is that chondroitan is a waste by-product of the beef industry. Chondroitan is derived from the tracheas and cartilage of slaughtered cows.
Glucosamine is another so-called health product espoused for joint health and care. However, most brands of glucosamine are derived from the pulverized bones of dead chickens.
For proper joint and bone care, one should consider consuming MSM Sulfur and herbs of Comfrey Root (great source of organic calcium), Amla (Indian gooseberry), and Devil’s Claw. At Dherbs.com, we have an awesome product for the health of the joints and bones called ‘Joint Aid.’
Chitosan is derived from shells of certain crustaceans. Basically, chitosan is pulverized shells and shells have no business inside the human body.
Instead, there’s a wonderful new product on the market these days called ‘Mona Vie‘, made from the acai fruit (berry) and various other berries that taste great and greatly benefit the body. And they even have two forms, a vegan form and a non-vegan form. The vegan form is superior because the non-vegan source contains chitosan, a waste byproduct which many think or believe is a good for health.
Magnesium stearate is found in many so-called health products as an “other ingredient.” It’s an additive. Additives are added to products to cut the volume of actual active ingredient or ingredients, especially in herbal formulations.
Magnesium stearate offers little to no health benefits whatsoever. It is derived from the pulverized bones of slaughtered cows, oxen, pigs, and horses; but mainly oxen. You would probably know this if the name were spelled “steerate” (steer-ate) rather than “stearate” as you know ‘steer’ refers to a young ox.
At Dherbs.com we use absolutely no additives, fillers, binders, or preservatives in our products. You get 100% pure herb, our intention (maximum healing), and love! And this will never change! We put human beings before profit!
Emu oil is oil derived from the emu and used for its anti-inflammatory properties.
It’s sad that emus have to be robbed of precious oil that is in their bodies. Humans would not have to use emu oil if they ate properly and lived more in tune with Nature and her laws.
Emu oil is for emus, not humans. Humans could prevent inflammation in their body (especially joints) if they refrained from eating acid-forming foods that create negative or detrimental mucus, which in turn results in inflammation (burning).
There are many more waste products that could be added to this article. These are just a few to consider.
It doesn’t happen very often, but occasionally, a by-produce of processing can be beneficial. Our favorites are activated charcoal and wheat germ.
Carbon (Activated Charcoal)
Carbon, also known as activated charcoal is derived from burnt plant matter, usually from the wood of the willow bark tree (Salix alba). Carbon is highly electrical and negatively charged and thus greatly pulls toxins and pollutants out of the body. Carbon carries toxins (including heavy metal toxins) 2,000 times its own weight out of the body.
It is the only natural substance you could give to a person who has overdosed on a chemical to prevent them from dying. This is why I recommend that carbon be in the house of every health conscious individual. It should also be in every natural first-aid kit (along with cayenne pepper, essential oil of tea tree, aloe vera gel or juice, arnica, hydrogen peroxide, and herbs of Goldenseal and Echinacea).
Carbon is one of the most powerful substances on the Earth. Nothing whitens teeth better than carbon. You simply place a little natural toothpaste on your toothbrush, dip it into your container of carbon, and then brush away, rinsing the mouth with water.
Wheat germ is a byproduct of the commercial bread industry that delights in selling the people white refined bread. Wheat bread is naturally brown in color due to the germ that is called ‘wheat germ.’
When processing the bread (which causes vital nutrients to be lost), the wheat germ is removed. The germ’s nutrients are removed simply to make the bread white. White bread is totally void of nutrition as a result. That’s why on your bags of white refined breads you’ll see the words ‘fortified’ or ‘enriched’ written on them. They have to add the nutrients back to the finished product but usually add synthetic nutrients, which can make white bread is more mucus forming than regular unrefined wheat bread.
Thank you for reading!