Heart Problems

The heart is a muscular, cone-shaped organ, about the size of a clenched fist, that pumps blood throughout the body and beats normally about 70 times per minute by coordinated nerve impulses and muscular contractions.

The cardiovascular system includes the heart and the blood vessels, including arteries, veins and capillaries. The heart pumps blood, and the vessels carry it throughout the body. Some of the vessels carry oxygenated blood to the organs and muscles; others carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart for processing.

A properly functioning heart is absolutely vital to life.

This article gives a brief overview of common problems of the heart and cardiovascular system.

Heart Attack

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked. If the flow of blood isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle becomes damaged from lack of oxygen and begins to die.

According to the National Heart Lungs and Blood Institute:

Heart attack is a leading killer of both men and women in the United States. Heart attacks occur most often as a result of a condition called coronary artery disease (CAD). In CAD, a fatty material called plaque (plak) builds up over many years on the inside walls of the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your heart).

Eventually, an area of plaque can rupture, causing a blood clot to form on the surface of the plaque. If the clot becomes large enough, it can mostly or completely block the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the part of the heart muscle fed by the artery.

During a heart attack, if the blockage in the coronary artery isn’t treated quickly, the heart muscle will begin to die and be replaced by scar tissue. This heart damage may not be obvious, or it may cause severe or long-lasting problems. Severe problems linked to heart attack can include heart failure and life-threatening arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats).

Cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack.

It’s when a sudden change in the electrical system of the heart takes place, usually preceded by an irregular heart beat (rhythm). Basically, it’s when the lower chambers of the heart quiver instead of pump.

CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) is immediately needed to prevent damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and brain.

Heart failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood throughout the body.


This is an inflammation of the heart. It is classified into three types:

  • Endocarditis-inflammation of the inner heart
  • Myocarditis-inflammation of the middle of the heart
  • Pericarditis-inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic stenosis is an abnormal or unusual narrowing of the aortic valve, which regulates blood flow from the aorta, a major artery of the heart.


An inflammation condition of the aorta, occurring most frequently in tertiary syphilis and occasionally in rheumatic fever. Kinds of aortitis are rheumatic aortitis and syphilitic aortitis. Mosby’s supra, p. 84

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure (a/k/a hypertension) is a degenerative disease that affects some 60 million Americans. It is when the blood pressure is chronically higher than normal, which places undue pressure on the heart muscle to perform. This condition can lead to heart failure and other heart and cardiopulmonary disease. It’s imperative to get high blood pressure under control through diet, exercise and lifestyle.

Cautionary note about blood thinning

Anytime there’s a condition of having to thin the blood, the arteries are impaired, usually obstructed and congested with some kind of debris, i.e. plaque, mucus, etc.

Beware of ALL blood thinning medication, including aspirin. In addition to thinning your blood, you are also damaging nerves, as well as the stomach lining and intestines with aspirin use and/or daily consumption.

Healing Heart Problems Naturally

If you use tobacco, stop. Tobacco should be avoided at all costs, especially if you have heart problems. If you smoke, you are giving the heart 10 times the amount of carbon monoxide than you would be giving it oxygen.

Nature is bounteous in the number of herbs she gives for the heart and cardiovascular system.

Beneficial plants or herbs for the heart include:

  • Hawthorne berries
  • Wahoo Bark
  • Ginseng (all variations, but especially American)
  • Shepherd’s Purse
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Ginger Root
  • Angelica
  • Night-blooming Cereus
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Motherwort
  • Cayenne
  • Bugleweed
  • Gingko Biloba
  • Mistletoe (European), and
  • Bala

These herbs, most of them (along with other necessary changes, i.e. diet, lifestyle, thought-process, etc.), will help to heal cases of high blood pressure, angina pectoris, and irregular heartbeat and a myriad of other heart disorders and problems.

NOTE: Yohimbe bark and Licorice root herbs will only cause heart problems when a heart is weak, due to understimulation or overstimulation.

Special note about Cayenne

Of all the herbs listed above, one stands out as the most important and effective for cardio health and that is Cayenne, a/k/a Capsicum fruit, as it is the only herb or substance for that may help alleviate a heart attack while in progress.

If a little Cayenne is placed in the mouth (under the tongue) during a heart attack, it may alleviate the heart attack by helping stimulate the heart’s electrical system.

Magnet therapy

If you have a pacemaker, DO NOT use magnet therapy.

Magnets deal with polarity and knowing a magnet’s polarities is important. The “south” side of a magnet is stimulating and the “north” side is healing. If suffering from a heart challenge, like from a weak heart, you wouldn’t want to stimulate the heart so you wouldn’t wear the magnet with its “south side to your heart.

Reduce stress

Reduce or remove stress from your life-it negatively effects the heart. Consider performing yoga, deep breathing exercises, tai chi, qi chong, or other subtle exercises which beneficially help the heart.

Chakra balancing

Chakra balancing of the 4th Chakra will greatly help the heart on all levels, but especially on the emotional (energetic) level.

Physical exercise

Physical exercise can help the heart, but not vigorous exercises. Vigorous physical exercises put too much stress on the heart. Many people overdo cardio exercises while in the gym and do more harm than good for the heart. When it comes to exercise, strain and stress is not always best or good. People don’t know it but in most cases they stress and strain their heart and other organs when working out in the gym.

Dietary Intervention

Change your diet to a more nutrition-dense diet, a diet rich in necessary and vital nutrients that will nourish and maintain the body and foster healing.

Eat more raw fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts (good ones), and healthy grains. Choose organic foods whenever they’re available.

Drink plenty of vegetable juice every chance you get-it’s very alkalizing.

Drink alkaline water. It’s the best water you can drink. Distilled water is great for drinking while you’re detoxing but I wouldn’t recommend to drink it outside of body cleansing and purification purposes (which includes fasting).

Cut out fried and fatty foods.

Bake your foods instead of frying them. Only use olive oil or other healthy cooking oils to cook with. Avoid all potentially harmful cooking oils on the market, i.e. vegetable oil, corn oil, canola oil, soy oil, peanut oil, as well as margarine and other synthetic spreads.

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Related Questions

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    Q: My friend is 34 and he has congestive heart failure. The doctor says his heart is bad, and he needs an LVAD- (left ventriclar assisted devise attached to his heart). He is curently taking the blood thinners lovenox and warfarin. He is a diabetic, and has high blood pressure. He has a mediport which include dovutamina, which helps the heart to pump. His heart is weak. His diet consist of meat and veggies. Should he have the lvad surgery which will lead to heart transplant? Should he keep his bad heart? The doctor says he could live up to 5 years with the surgery, and without it he only have months. What herbs or advise can you give him?


    The article of the month for Dherbs.com September 2009 Newsletter is "Heart Problems" and will be up this week. It goes into much detail pertaining to your inquiry.

    Heart Problems

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    Q: This past May my sister started to have really bad asthma attacks and allergic relations to scents, dust etc, and a horrible cough. She was told by her doctor that she had asthma and was put on asthma medication, inhalers, etc. the symptoms got worse, she couldn't sleep because she was up all night coughing, the claritin didn't work, etc. She had been complaining the past week of feeling bloated, her ankles being swollen, not being able to breath when she layed down, etc. She couldn't even walk from desk to desk at work. On the way home last week she went into the Emergency room and was admitted and stayed 4 days. We soon found out that she had congenital heart failure and only 25% of her heart is pumping properly. She couldn't breath because of the water build up on her lungs and heart. The doctors said that the build up of antibodies in her system showed that she had contracted EB virus some years ago and it permanently damaged her heart. She is limited to only 64 ounces of water a day, takes water pills, blood pressure pills, and is not allowed to eat foods high in sodium. My question is, is there any herbs or vitamins that can be used to help her heart? I do not want her to get a pace maker or have a heart transplant. The medications that she is on now make her so weak and drowsy. I know the doctors said the heart damage is permanent, but I just need to know is there anything else that would help naturally?


    The heart failure is only permanent if you guys (especially your sister) BELIEVE so! What is believed is achieved! It's nothing but medical BS if you ask me!

    To CURE her heart condition, I would suggest she:

    1. Perform the Full Body Detox (absent any pharmaceutical drugs, but it is your sister's choice to stay on them or get off of them)

    2. While on the FBD, drink 2-4 cups of Hawthorn Berry tea

    3. After the FBD, she needs to take CARDIOVASCULAR Formula (3 capsules 2 times daily), CIRCUL-AID formula (3 capsules once daily), and BOWEL MOVER (3 capsules before bed every night).

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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.



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    Q: I had a heart attack, Is the JACKRABBIT FORMULA safe for me to consume? Also what is best to do to prevent heart attacks?


    Yes! JACKRABBIT FORMULA is safe! However, I would also take CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA as well! Heart attacks can be prevented by taking care of the heart, especially by a healthy diet.

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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.


    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.

    I'm Thin! Will I Lose Excess Weight During the Detox?

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    Q: I'm having pain in my chest near my heart, its like little bubbles of pain and I'm afraid it may be serious. It's sporatic, I'm 37 year old female. Could you tell me what this could possibly be and if there's anything natural I can take for it? Your advice is greatly appreciated. Sounds like Angina Pectoris (heart pain)!


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    Q: I am a 64yr. female, breast cancer survivor of 4 years, and have had bilateral knee replacements. I currently take Arimidex, a hormone blocker-my cancer was hormone fed- and prilosec for acid reflux. I have been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat with the lower left chamber of the heart not relaxing enough to fill with needed blood supply to pump blood to my entire body. I was put on Atenolol to reduce my blood pressure but was allergic to it. A new prescription (Lopressor) has been recommended. I do not want to continue to add medicines with all of the side effects. What regimen would your recommend to address all of my concerns? I am completing your FULL BODY DETOX program.



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    Q: How long does it take for Gingko Biloba to start thinning the blood for those who want to get off of blood thinners? My friend is on blood thinners. He would like to make the switch, but fear the Gingko Biloba may not work fast enough in case of a blood clot, or heart attack occurring. Can he start taking the both for maybe 2 or three days then completely get off the thinners?


    The person perhaps shouldn't even consider Gingko due to the fear which is damnable. When people are in fear I usually tell them to do what makes them feel good, and remove the fear because if a person does something in the face of fear and a bad reaction occurs, the fear won't get the blame. The herb or other natural thing will. However, for blood thinning effects of Gingko Biloba, take 9-12 capsules throughout the day, i.e. 3 capsules every 3-4 hours.

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    Q: In December 2007, I was diagnosis with a blockage in the heart. I received two stents. Which specific regimen should I follow? a) The Arteriosclerosis or b) Heart Problems. Thanks!


    First, perform the FULL BODY DETOX (FBD). After the FBD, take daily: CARDIO-VASCULAR FORMULA, CIRCUL-AID FORMULA, VEINS FORMULA You have to change your diet as well! Leave the meat and dairy products alone! Drink more water!

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    For best results, have him perform the The Dherbs.com 10-Day Heart Cleanse, which  is an effective, all-natural Cleanse that can help contribute to the maintenance, optimal health, and proper functioning of the heart.

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    Q: Hello... the doctor told my sister that my 1 year old nephew has a heart murmur and that they will check again in 3 months and if it does not go away they will have to proceed with medication etc. I told her not to give him any doctor prescribed medication but I was not able to find any information regarding heart murmurs in children on your website, please provide some insight. Thank you in advance.


    Give the child HEARTY HEART TEA (sweetened with maple syrup and add lemon juice for zest) daily (1 cup or baby bottle) for the next 90 days and everything should be fine. I'm working on a heart article presently. One day I will have articles for every health malady. It just takes time typing, researching, and everything else I do. It's simply just not enough in the day. But it's coming. Please stay tuned to Dherbs.Com!

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    Q: I have a friend that has a lot of fluid around his heart, and he hasn't gotten it checked out yet. It has been six months to a year, and he hasnt been to the doctor. I wanted to know is there any herbs that he can take to help him? I been trying to get him to go to the hospital, but he wont because of money issues. He does smoke weed, but Im not sure if thats a factor but at this point. Im scared for him, and want to help him. Could you help?


    Simply have him perform the Full Body Detox, and drink our Hearty Heart Tea while detoxing.

    Product Links:
    Full Body Detox
    Hearty Heart Tea

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    Q: Hi I'm a 48 year old black man and I need some help I got a lot going on I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. I had a heart attack 12-24-07. I smoke about a pack a day and have low sex drive. and it looks like I ate a basket ball. I'm 5'9" and 252 lbs so I need to lose about 60 pounds mostly in my belly and to top it off I can't take a walk or PLAY POOL because I have sciatica I can't bend over to the table. I'm sluggish all day. So what herbs do you recommend?


    Beloved, you need to first detox (FULL BODY DETOX) followed by the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN followed by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE followed by the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE. A lot of cleanses but if you perform them you'll wipe away all of your present conditions something you need to do and fast. Start with one kit at a time and proceed with the next.

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    Q: I'm a 51 y/o Latino female born w/a heart murmur, with a 20 y/o history of Type 1 Diabetes and hypertension. Who recently suffered two minor strokes due to a blood clot. I am prescribed three types of medication for high blood pressure, one diuretic, insulin and pill for diabetes. My medical history includes the following surgeries: Tonsils removed (5 yrs old), removal of cysts (19 yrs old), Caesarian (28 yrs old) and removal of gall bladder (38). Had an ablation of the uterus due to heavy flow of blood and multiple cysts in ovaries with large fibroid present. According to doctors I'm undergoing menopause. An endonoscopy revealed an hiatel hernia and cysts in the thyroid gland. Also, a colonoscopy revealed internal hemorrhoids with diverticulitis. Had an abdominal sonogram which revealed fatty tissues around the pancreas. My husband has been researching your products and he seems to be very interested and believes that you can help me. However, I would like to know the following: How sick will I get with the detoxification regimen? How soon can I expect some positive results to occur? Do I have to stop taking my maintenance medications? I need some answers to these questions for reassurance before I decide to invest in your products. Looking forward to your reply.


    Beloved, with the ailments you described, you cannot afford to wait around to be convinced about a product, your life is on the line. Your husband is right, I/Dherbs can greatly help you if you are willing to help yourself.

    To get started, please read the following articles on our site under "Articles":







    Full Body Detox ($120) and Full Body Detox Companion ($20), Pancreas Kit and Regimen ($120), and Total Woman Kit ($150). These kits are 3 weeks in duration each so you don't have to order all of them at once; but you need to do at least one of them and fast!

    Experience the magic of healing!

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    Q: My husband was diagnosed with a heart murmur. He was prescribed Lisinapril & aspirin. After reading some info on your website, I shared with him how dangerous it was for him to continue taking the aspirin daily, and how instead of taking prescribed medicine, there may be an herbal supplement that he could take. So my question is...Is there an herbal supplement that he could take for his heart murmur?


    Yes, have him take 6 capsules daily of CARDIOVASCULAR formula and 3 capsules daily of CIRCUL-AID formula both available from our on-line store.

    But remember: his diet must also change - get off the meat and dairy products; eat more fruits and vegetables. Become healthier!

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    Q: For about 2.5 months I have been on the path of taking care of my temple (body). I am more dedicated than I have been in the past. One I was diagnose with so-called diabetes (type II) took the pills (made me sicker than I was) and now my doctor has stressed taking insulin injections. Which I am totally against it. Since I have been taking the Pancreas formula, changed my diet (no meats, juicing, fresh fruits, green veggies (organic))& vigorous exercise (cardio), my A1c has gone from 10.9 to 8.6(should be 6.5) in the span of 2mths. Glucose 137 (should be 70-125) has been high as 238 and higher. However, my doctor insist that my diabetes is not controlled, and will not get better because the pancreas function in type2 diabetics declines as time goes on. Therefore, insulin injection will deter kidney failure, heart attack, body amputations, and blindness. I know our emotions help with the conditions of the disease body. What can I do to continue to lower blood sugars to a healthy level? Lower trigylcerides and cholesterol(lower in the last two months)? My blood pressure is 122/80.


    Performing the Pancreas kit and regimen as much and as often as you can and you'll get your desired results.

    Great maintenance formulas include CIRCUL-AID, PANCREAS FORMULA, SUGAR BUSTER, and BIO-INSULIN.

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    Q: I ordered the JACKRABBIT FORMULA for my Dad who takes Amiodarone for an irregular heart beat. Is this safe for him to take? He's 74 years old.



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    Q: Peace and Love my Dear Friend! I have been managing thorough the healing process. I had my monthly checkup last week at Kaiser, I knew the blood count reading was going to be low because of the heavy bleeding. Well as it turns out it was so low Kaiser repeatedly called me to go to the nearest emergency room for a blood transfusion. I told them that I was not interested in a blood transfusion. I was told that I was risking a stroke or heart attack. I am concerned as I am experiencing weakness, headaches, and shortness of breath. I also took a pelvic ultrasound which showed two small fibroids remaining. I passed about 10 fibroids in the last three months. When we met, you mentioned your friend who beat breast cancer. You mentioned a oxygen therapy that she utilized where she had a needle inserted into the tumor containing a form oxygen. Can you get me some information on the oxygen therapy she used. You also mentioned a oxygen machine that you sell that would oxygenize drinking water. Any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.


    You don't need a blood transfusion, you need to build up your blood with herbs, i.e. NETTLE, YELLOW DOCK, BURDOCK, DANDELION, IRISH MOSS, etc. or Dherbs BLOOD & LYMPHATIC and/or IRON PHOSPHATE formula.

    Most of all DON'T WORRY because you're body will respond -- guaranteed! Doctors are always telling Black women this to get them to undergo surgery, blood transfusions, take poisonous iron pills, etc.

    In re stroke or heart attack caveat (warning), start taking herbs (drinking tea) of PERIWINKLE, HAWTHORNE BERRIES, GINGER, and CINNAMON immediately or Dherbs CARDIOVASCULAR and STROKE BUSTER formulas.

    In re headaches, herbs of WHITE WILLOW BARK, FEVERFEW, MEADOWSWEET, GINKO BILOBA or Dherbs HEADACHE formula.

    A chakra balancing may do you some good too right about now. I have a few openings for this Wednesday and Thursday if you are interested.

    I will contact Gennifer about the oxygen therapy procedure. I sell Ozone machines for $400 (which we don't advertise on the site). Oxygen will do you some good.

    START juicing with CELERY, APPLE, GINGER (just a little bit), BEET, and CARROT now!!!!!! This will help to build up the blood.

    Stay positive! You are releasing from the heart (emotions), but the shortness of breath denote your life force is low right now, the headache denotes resistance, the weakness denotes lack of strength (spiritually due to it being zapped by past and present life issues.

    Doctor visits may not be wise in the future. You'll only walk away with bad news that will create more worry on your mind which your body will respond to. You might as well go all herbal and natural.

    The two remaining fibroids are due to resistance, they fibroids are holding on as a sign that in some area of your life (emotionally) you're still holding on to something.

    Try to laugh! Think only of happy things. Think of things to feel good about! Lay down, listen to some good music (classical would be ideal). Go to the beach and bury your feet in the sand. Is romeo on the scene? Experience romance if he is! Love, live, laugh, lose, let go, luxuriate, etc.

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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.


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

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    Q: I have been anemic since my cycle started age 11. In the year 2001 I had the first tranfusion and found out that I had fibroids. At that time they were small. It took three years later to find out that you can shrink them and disolve them from a book called healing fibroids a natural cure. I have always been a heavy bleeder but in 2004 the bleeding got worse where i had to leave work to go to the emergency room. I got IV fliud and was told this is my normal period. I never had to go to the hospital because of bleeding too much. Any way in 2001 I was on the pill and taking iron 3* a day 325ml. Got off the pill because of the weight gain and was still bleeding hard due to everyday stress. 2006 I had two more transfusions with in 5 months of each other. All the doctors want to do is cut me. I refuse. After the last transfusion, I decided to get iron through IV. What a dissaster. The hospital gave me too many things at once. I was fine when I got home but, at 11pm I could not sleep too well. I began having heart palpitations. Rushed to the ER in such pain, I was in pain to stand up, in pain to sit down. I had to pace the floor and sit down and get back up again several times. The intense pain did not stop until I stood bent over my mother's lap for 10 mins. It stopped at 4:30am. Well they kept me for four days. Every test and xray done on me and they found nothing wrong with my heart. Good. But what on earth caused the pain. I have not been able to work for the past 3 years. Every time my cycle starts I lose a lot of blood, I am weak, I can't walk like a normal person and my heart is always pounding hard at every little movement I make. I blacked out in the shower in 2007. I am currently taking cold pressed wheat germ oil to put oxygen in my blood and to stop the pain in my chest. I look worn, my skin from head to toe is covered in scars, and I have no finger nails and my hair is greying all over. I am 36 and I am literally half dead. Can any of your products help me get me up off the couch and walking like a normal person again.


    Beloved, I recommend that you first perform the FULL BODY DETOX. After this kit, I recommend that you perform the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. After this kit I recommend that you perform the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. After this kit, I recommend that you perform the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE followed by the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. While performing all these cleanses above, when drinking water make sure you add KHEMETIAN GOLD and OXY-DROPS to every glass of water you drink. In addition to performing these kits, please read our FREE articles and begin to properly educate yourself. There is healing from all that you suffer from!