How To Fast Properly

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The Truth About Fasting

Many people feel the need to fast as a result of nutritional deficiencies, slow metabolism, sedentary life, eating unhealthy and/or pesticide and chemically laced food, and lack of exercise and rest. Consequently, our cells begin to degenerate, and our body’s resistance to disease weakens, and we become ‘sick’. However, most of us do not know how to properly fast.

In order for it to be considered a true fast, there needs to be abstinence from all food and drinks, except for water. While there are other less extreme forms of fasting, such as a juice fast, proper healing only takes place in the presence of true fasting. In a true fast, water can be consumed in sufficient quantity to satisfy thirst and physiologic requirements, but no other substance may be consumed.

However, during the absence of food, the body will systemically cleanse itself of everything except vital tissue. As the detoxification process takes place, your body will first feed on dead cells, damaged tissue, and other impurities; your body will break down unhealthy cells and rebuild new, healthier cells. These new cells are more robust, and are able to obtain the oxygen and nourishment necessary to function optimally.

Although, fasting for natural healing may cause some muscle loss because your body does not receive the nutrients it is accustomed to in order to function and maintain weight. Yet, this process is a sacrifice for the improvement of overall body condition and the eradication of any adverse conditions (also, any muscle loss can be built back over time). You make more significant sacrifices every day with our over-reliance on pharmaceutical drugs. If you read the warnings and side effects on prescription drug labels, or the release form you sign before surgery, you will recognize the risk and potential harm you may be causing.

While there are numerous potential reasons that you may need to fast, most significantly is that the body uses an enormous amount of energy to digest food through the gastrointestinal tract. When the food you eat is saturated with genetically modified ingredients, chemicals, and pesticides, the body’s eliminative process becomes impaired, allowing these pollutants to remain in the body and cause harm. However, when the body becomes available to perform other functions without the need for digestion (because of the absence of food), the body may search for damaged cells and tissues, fatty deposits, tumors, and toxins, all of which are subsequently expelled as waste or burned for energy. Once your system eliminates these pollutants, you can then restore immune system function, repair the digestive system, and detoxify all the body’s eliminative channels. This natural healing process purifies essential organs, the blood, and the cells, helping the body to eliminate acute or chronic condition.

Nonetheless, the body still cannot heal fully without a sufficient amount of rest. Rest is a primary factor in body cleansing and enhancing recovery, as only when the body is resting is it able to direct enough energy towards the various bodily processes of detoxification. The vital energy that is utilized by physical activity, digestion, emotions, mental strain, and use of the 5 senses, must be replenished. Every activity that requires the use of the eyes diminishes your vitality and inhibits restoration of your health. When your eyes are closed and you are at complete rest, cells replenish, tissues repair, and organs rejuvenate, and are all equipped for renewed activity. Sleep and/or closing one’s eyes are the body’s supreme restorative healing processes.

Once your fast is finished, it is equally important to resume eating very lightly and gradually. Your digestive system is in a sensitive state, so to break the fast and overeat on genetically modified foods, such as breads, meats, and dairy may cause damage to your digestive system and negate the benefits of the fast.  Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables is easy on the digestive system, and allows your GI tract to maintain the good health you earned. Even though avoiding all sources of toxins is unfeasible due to lifestyle and environmental factors, detoxifying the body can be a vital element of maintaining optimal body function and achieving the full body wellness you desire.

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    Q: I will be starting a fast for Ramadan in August. What suggestions do you have for cleansing during fasting? I do not eat meat except, fish 1-2 times a week. I've been having problems with gas after eating, even fruits or veggies. I usually have 2-3 bowel movements per day. I am a 56 year old male with good health, except for my problems with gas, varicose veins and leg cramps especially during fasting.

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    Cleanses for Ramadan should be LIQUID-based i.e. Liquid Full Body Detox, or perhaps drinking herbal teas i.e. Detox Tea. To combat or counter your gas (flatulence), start consuming Activated Charcoal (Carbon) 1 teaspoon in a glass of water daily (anytime of the day you feel like it). Work on your colon too. We suggest you try our 10-Day Supreme Colon Cleanse to help this problem of gas.

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    Q: I hope all is well! I am writing this note to request a consultation with Djehuti . I can only imagine how busy you are, so I will be brief. But, feel free to let me know if you'd like more detailed information. I am contacting you regarding seeking treatment for severe clinical Depression. In addition I suffer from a severe lack of energy. I'd also like to treat several nutritional deficiencies. I am 35 years old. I have been suffering from Clinical Depression since I was about 16 years old. I began to address my Depression only about 3-4 years ago. Since that time I have struggled off and on with counseling with a Social Worker, psychotherapy with a Psychiatrist, group therapy with a Psychologist, several medications, outpatient hospitalization, CBT therapy, and natural and alternative treatments such as herbs, minerals, vitamins, yoga, exercise, meditation, fasting, and cleansing. But nothing has had any long term benefits. My Depression has become increasingly more severe. Over the past 1.5 years, my Depression has been at its worse. About a year ago, I lost my job due to the Depression. I then went into a major depressive episode that has lasted well over a year. I'd like to ask you for some direction in treating my Depression, lack of energy, etc. If you have some time, I'd love to do a consultation with you. Any help that you can offer will be greatly appreciated. I am interested in doing an intense 3-month fast and detox cleanse. I would really like to do a cleanse and detoxification to completely heal my body and get rid of the toxins, impurities, mucus, etc. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you.

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    Have you schedule a consultation yet? Drugs won't help you. The root cause is emotional and spiritual. Dherbs.com can help you! I'll have an article up on depression by December 1, 2008. Stay tuned to Dherbs.com!

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    Q: I have read about your detox system on your site and others. Here is the product that I am thinking about purchasing: Full Body Detox I have some questions... 1) Is there a diet plan or eating plan that comes with this order? and 2) I have 100 pounds to lose and am thinking about going on the Medifast plan. That is a high (vegetable) protein diet with no fruit and not a lot of vegetables allowed. Would these supplements in the detox plan help my organs that might be taxed a bit on this diet with very little vegetables and no fruit? I am skeptical about #2...I think raw fruits and vegetables are so important inour diets, yet, I do need to drop weight fast. I look forward to any thoughts that you might have.

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    Yes, the Full Body Cleanse comes with a dietary regimen prescribing an all-raw foods diet (fruits, vegetables, raw nuts and seeds). This means no meat, dairy, grains, or processed foods.

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    Q: What Causes Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura? A lack of activity in the ADAMTS13 enzyme (a type of protein in the blood) causes thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TPP). The ADAMTS13 gene controls the enzyme, which is involved in blood clotting. Not having enough enzyme activity causes platelets to clump together, forming blood clots. In TTP, when blood clots form, there are fewer platelets in the blood. This can cause bleeding into the skin (purpura), drawn-out bleeding from cuts, and internal bleeding. It also causes small blood clots to form suddenly throughout the body, including in the brain and kidneys. TTP also can cause red blood cells to break apart faster than the body can replace them. This leads to hemolytic anemia. My 25 yr. old niece has this very serious, rare disease, and I wanted to know if there is any natural herbs to that can help her heal this condition?

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    There is plenty that can be done. Basically her blood needs to be addressed. This disease is perhaps mostly diet-related. Have her perform the FULL BODY DETOX. After the detox, put her on: BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA , ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, VITAMIN C FORMULA, and KHEMETIAN GOLD and her situation will change for the better. She needs to change her diet too! More fruits and vegetables (and vegetable juice). Just stick with Dherbs and her situation will change. Stay positive!

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    Q: I've also read that when detoxing, yes you are ridding the body of the nasty toxins, but during that process you also loss vital vitamins and minerals that your body has in storage. Is this true?

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    Not if the vitamins and minerals are organic (plant-based)!

    You only lose vitamins and minerals derived from oxide sources (i.e. carbonate, sulfate, etc.), not plant-based sources. Plant-based minerals are absorbed by the body, oxide ones are not which is why they are expelled during detoxing.

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    Q: I was actually interested in using the FULL BODY DETOX, I know that it comes with a nutritional guide but I wanted to know if it would work if I did not follow a vegan diet. I do not consume a lot of fast food which I am willing to easily give up but I wanted to know how it could work on a moderate none vegetarian diet.

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    The RAW FOODS diet is 50% of the FULL BODY DETOX! It won't work without following the diet!

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    Q: Question: I am finishing up the Master Cleanse fast and was wondering as I reenter my vegetarian life should I do this with your FULL BODY DETOX? Or is this "too much" detoxing, the Master Cleanse and the FULL BODY DETOX?

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    You can do the Master Cleanse with the FULL BODY DETOX (as long as you eat raw foods as our herbs are very potent). The Master Cleanse is a beverage and as such you can perform it while detoxing!

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    Q: I am in need of cleansing my body and weight removal! (Removal and not loss because I don't want to find it again)! I need to remove about 80 pounds of unhealthy weight from my body and would like to do so in a natural way. I looked at both your Female Cleanse and the Full Body Cleanse, but don't know which is a better option for me to follow right now? I eat a lot of organic foods, I juice (some) but need to increase my water intake (A LOT). I don't drink much soda at all and when I do it is organic carbonated lemonade. I realize carbonated drinks are not good for us and limit how much I drink. My body lets me know when I have eaten something that is not good for me by causing my hands and feet to swell. To reduce this I drink water. I am allergic to wheat and try to stay away from it as much as possible. I have few ailments and have started working out again (cardio and weight training). I also looked at your weight loss products, but thought I should maybe detox first. What do you think? Any assistance you can offer on your products and which ones I should take is of great appreciation.

    A: The best thing for you is the Full Body Cleanse. The Full Body Cleanse will allow you to remove unwanted weight, while also optimizing your entier body so that you can maintain that weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

     

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    Q: My husband and I have just purchased the FULL BODY DETOX and are anxious to start the healing process. However, I am on several medications (metformin, birth control, multi vitamin & Fish Oil) and in preparation for invitro fertilization. My concern is that the detox may interfere with this process or be potential harmful to a newly placed embryo. Is this true? I'd really like to do the cleanse prior to my expected pregnancy, which is possible within the next 6 weeks, Is the FULL BODY DETOX right for me?

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    Based upon the information you provided, due to the drugs you are taking, NO! The detox will not interfere with your process. Your concern is not with Nature's herbs, but man-made drugs which are so harmful and dangerous to the body. The detox would actually benefit you guys and 6 weeks is enough time to perform the FULL BODY DETOX and cleanse your body of the toxins from all the chemicals you have ingested and prepare your womb to hold sacred human life.

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    Q: I am a 47 year old African woman who lives in NY, and is new to natural living. I need to cleanse, detox, release excess weight, and release fibroids. I heard of zeolite, and looked for it on your site but I don't see it. Is zeolite good to use for fasting? The purpose of my fast is to end my desire to eat fish, and dairy from my tastebuds, and cleanse.

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    You'll have to research this product for yourself. Personally, I have heard about it but, choose to stick with botanicals. Read about our Full Body Detox is a wonderful way to begin living a healthier lifestyle.

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    Q: Greetings. I just ordered your FULL BODY DETOX (FBD) for both my husband and myself. Last week my OB called (on my birthday no less) to inform me that my recent pap showed abnormal cell activity with cervical dysplasia and possible adenocarcinoma in situ. My pap a year ago was normal but I was HPV positive. Since her call I've been eating a high raw diet, doing castor oil packs, drinking an herbal tea blend, meditating, visualization, taking protease herbs, working on releasing old negative emotions and taking sitz baths with a strong calendula tea blend. My coloscopy to examine the cells further is later today. I know all that I am doing is helping and that I am healing. My question is: once I complete the FBD I'd like to also do your fibroid buster cleanse. Will this cleanse also help with the cervical dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in situ? Thank you for all that you do. I am glad to have found your site last year, and have shared it with loved ones. Continued success.

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    Yes, FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME will help with any and all female complaints including yours. You are doing some very beneficial things. Here's a great secret: do all that you are doing now to combat disease just on the strength as preventive measures and your life will forever be smooth. Guaranteed! Do the things you do to combat disease as part of a daily life regimen and you'll never have to worry about major disease. Be well and continue to heal. Also, very glad you discovered Dherbs.Com!

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    Q: I have been reading a lot lately on HCG levels and people who have acquired HCG injections to lose weight at a fast rate of speed. Ultimately, if I understand correctly, HCG is a fertility booster. Would the fertility kit your company produces have the same effect, and actually raise the HCG levels of a person's chemistry? I would much prefer to treat my body 100% organically/herbally. I have highly mixed emotions about allowing "doctors" to inject something into my body, if there is an alternative.

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    Our Fertility Kit is 100% organic (natural) and does not only work on one level (i.e. HCG), but all hormonal levels in addition to balancing, strengthening, and toning the hormonal system. All hormones are raised to their necessary level with our fertility kit and regimen.

    It is unnatural to inject anything into the human body. It's a disrespect to the body which is perfectly qualified to do what it was designed to do if you just give the body what it needs.

    Follow your emotions (or gut instinct) about doctors and injection. Dherbs offers a safe and sane alternative. Give it a try! GO NATURAL!

    Take the Female Health tea along with the kit to enhance its effect and the chances of conception.

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    Q: I'm interested in some of your products too for cleansing and giving my body a kick start to my lifestyle changes. Here's what I'm dealing with. 1. PCOS: the insulin resitance and hormonal imbalance is causing lots of issues i.e. acne, hair growth, and irregular cycles maybe infertility and possibly the small cyst on my ovary. (I've come off of the "Medical Pimps" prescribed birth control and metformine and I'm going to weekly acupuncture sessions and drinking a potent Chinese herbal tea daily.) 2. HPV: I just found out I have genital warts and severe abnormal cells on my cervix. I had the cells removed but never went back to check up...the whole thing has turned me off to doctors and how they deal with disease and healing, I felt like I knew more than they did, and mostly becasued I was in tune with my body and they were just prescribing, not willing to really deal with the issue at hand. I'm interested in the following products but would love your advice on which order to take them(to be most effective) or whether I should at all... 1. 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE 2. FULL BODY DETOX 3. ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN 4. TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE They all seem like they'd work well together and in that order. How soon after one another can they be done? Also...This pancreas kit, I dont wanna 'overdo it' but what about that..too much? I should probably schedule a tele-conference, but you're reply would be appreciated for now.

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    Thank you for your interest in Dherbs.Com! Here's what we would recommend for you (in the proper order):

    1. FULL BODY CLEANSE 2. FEMALE CLEANSE 3. 10-DAY COLON CLEANSE 4. ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN

    Wait about 3,5, or 7 days before you begin your next kit!

    Make sure you drink DETOX TEA and FEMALE HEALTH TEA during all of your cleanses (all 4 of them)! 

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    Q: First off let me say that I am a true believer in natural healing. I have had the "pleasure" of going through serious intestional complications, arthritis pain, foot issues and severe menstrual pain with no real help from conventional doctors or medicine. I am extremely grateful for this site, your wisdom, and your sincere desire to help people. In the very near future I am going to purchase your Full Body Detox Kit, but I am currently on an oxygen therapy routine involving 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide that is ingested (not by itself of course!). Will I be able to continue my oxygen therapy along with the detox?

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    You most certainly will, Beloved! Glad you find the site of interest! Peace and Love!

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    Q: I just ordered the FULL BODY DETOX (FBD). I haven't done it in a while. Is it ok to do it using only liquids for a kind of liquid fast? I know the booklet recommends raw foods. I will not be doing only raw liquids though.

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    We don't recommend this! The FBD is not a fast!

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    Q: I am loving my FULL BODY DETOX. I have realized that I am not as disciplined as I previously thought. Having to make the wonderful changes you stated to return to optimum health has been a trial. I have started over several times. I just hate taking pills...I can smell them before opening the bottle Anyway the doctor said they found Pre cancerous cells in my breast and suggested I have a mire prior to having the cells removed (I have absolutely no intentions of having the butchers cut on me) please share with me your thoughts on these procedures....I bypassed Ramadan to do the FULL BODY DETOXand I'm planning to start the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. afterwards. However, I did allow them to perform the breast ultrasound and mammogram. I had a breast biopsy and that's when they found the pre-cancer cells I immediately started TBC. There is cancer in my family history on my mother's side. Also on a different note I love the videos on you tube. How can I send them to my email to share with others that I know i.e... toxic kitchen, toxic bedroom etc..Thank you and may God always bless you, your family and all those who work at dherbs and supporters.

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    Precancerous cells? LOL!!! This is a fraud to scare people (women) and it works too! Pre cancerous cells means PRE = BEFORE, cancerous cells. Precancerous cells are normal cells and thus there's no need to worry. This is just an excuse to incite fear in you and have you allow them to put you on drugs and/or perform surgery. If the FULL BODY DETOX (FBD) is too much for you, order 6 bottles of ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD and take 5 capsules every 2-3 hours for 20-days following the food/dietary regimen of the FBD! Just keep doing what you're doing!

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    Q: I just left the doctor to get treated for a sinus infection and the nurse said my blood pressure was high. 132/100 then 130/98. I'm 35 yr old and this scares me. Over the years I have experienced erectile dysfunction and this has really damaged my confidence. I think this is related to this high blood pressure. I want to fast and stop eating all fried foods. I want to eat one meal a day or every other day. I'm just really scared and I need to do something fast.

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    YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT TO DO. THE ILLUSION OF FEAR IS PARALYZING YOU. DO THE THING YOU FEAR AND THE FEAR WILL GO AWAY? REMEMBER, GOD AND FEAR CANNOT CO-EXIST. HAVE YOU READ OUR â€HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)†ARTICLE YET? IF NOT, PLEASE DO SO AND GET YOU SOME KNOWLEDGE. FEAR RESULTS FROM IGNORANCE, GOOD BROTHER. AND THEREFORE, KNOWLEDGE CAUSES FEAR TO DISSIPATE WHEN THE KNOWLEDGE IS ACTED UPON. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. GET THE KNOWLEDGE, HAVE FAITH, AND THEN ACT!

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    Q: Yeah it does seem like it would be a lot of pills to take to do a Full Body Cleanse one time...plus the longer term would probably be more effective I would think. I think I have just one more question here and that would be about the Anti-viral kit and the Parasite & Worm Cleanse. As I read they go hand in hand the Anti-viral Kit cleans up blood and Parasite & Worm Cleanse cleans up organs and tissues if I read it right and remember it correctly. My question is which would be first?? My guess would be clean up the blood first since that is constantly pumping around nasties if it?s already full of poisons. The body can only move so much out at one time and if the blood is full of poisons it would be hard for your body to get the poisons out of the organs and transport it out of the body. I?m no doctor but it seems to me the blood is what transports stuff around the body....so am i right to think that the viral blood should be the first to clean up? Then parasites in the organs and tissues...and then move onto cleaning up the acidic deposits thru our the body. ...maybe I should be asking what you would do first? Do you ship ups or fedex?

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    Yes, aim for the blood first. But know this, all of our kits are going to cleanse the blood and work on the organs. Some are just more geared toward certain organs and systems, that's all.

    Personally, we would recommend to aim for the parasites and worms, to facilitate future healing with another kit. Regardless of the kit, healing is going to take place.

    Call Dherbs directly to inquire about shipping with Fed-Ex or UPS. Normal Dherbs shipping is via U.S. Postal Service.

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    Q: Good Day to you. July 07, I was diagnosed with having the auto-immune disease Myasthenia Gravis. Since then I have had several hospital stays, including a surgery to remove my Thymus Gland...(beleif that this was one cause)and taking many medications, one of which suppresses my immune system, the others include steroids which have terrible side effects...etc. My latest hospital stay, I was placed on the vent and intubated, because of the Myasthenia and an infection that my body couldn't fight off (suppressed immune system) that further complicated the MG restricting my respiratory system. That was a truly scary and painful experience. I am only 32 and I have been searching for a more natural approach to eradicating this Dis-Ease of the body which they say there is no cure. My thoughts are, they are not looking for cures...if they did, that would mean the pharmaceutical companies no longer have reason to continue to poison and make dependent on them those whom they make the medications...which eventually cause other problems...meaning they don't make money if cures are found. The continuous pill taking and side effects are causing more problems than the original diagnosis. Please let me know if any of your products are a possible answer to my prayers. I am desperately seeking...in addition to keeping the faith and staying strong in prayer, a more natural approach to dealing with MG and taking care of my body, the temple of which the creator has kept alive in spite of this potentially dangerous ailment. Thank you in advance for your time.

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    You didn't have to have your thymus gland removed. This gland is the seat of the immune system so the doctors removed your natural defense and then gave you toxins which are really exacerbating your situation. I recommend that you perform the FULL BODY DETOX and after performing, take a daily regimen of RAINFOREST TONIC, IMMUNE BOOSTER EXTRACT, KHEMETIAN GOLD, ACTIVATED CHARCOAL and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD. You can overcome your present health crisis! Just stay strong, focused (on your healing), and POSITIVE! Every problem including with health is an opportunity!!!!!!

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    Q: My husband recently had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. What herbs would you suggest for fluid retention at the wound site and to aid with a quicker healing process? BTW, I just placed an order for the FULL BODY DETOX for us both, following that he will begin the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE. We both maintain vegetarian diets with little to no animal by products.

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    YOU'RE ALREADY ON IT! YOU'VE ORDERED THE RIGHT THINGS. AFTER THE KITS, A DAILY REGIMEN SHOULD CONSIST OF ENZYMES FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, AND ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD. THE VEGETARIAN DIET WILL HELP IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND LIFE LONGEVITY.