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What Dherbs Learned At The 2019 LA FitExpo

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Attending the FitExpo is like being thrust into a world that is only concerned with health & wellness, fitness, diet, recovery methods, and pretty much anything that can benefit/enhance the human body. It was our paradise, except for the products containing cow hooves and artificial colors/flavors, of course. Amid the hundreds of exhibitors, fitness classes, and competitions, we were able to find fascinating products and information that could be useful to our customers.

 

We felt like cool kids with backstage passes when we showed up to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Flashing our press passes to security, we were able to skip the massive line that wrapped around half of the exhibition hall. We began combing the maze of exhibitor booths, snagging free swag and tasting plant-based products whenever we could. This was all for you, Dherbs customers! We filled up on protein and electrolytes for you!

 

Since our last coverage of the LA FitExpo in 2017, we were amazed to see how many plant-based products, supplements, and food exhibitors there were. In 2017, we estimated that about 20% of the exhibitors had to do with plant-based nutrition. 2019 told a different story, with about 50% of the exhibitors selling items related to plant-based living. How cool is that?!

 

NutraMilk:

If you don’t know by now, we are huge fans of homemade nut milks and nut butters. We came across a company called NutraMilk, which has created a special blender that is designed to make nut butters and nut milks. While this pricey machine ($450!!!) was magical, we believe a high-speed blender or food processor could do the job. Nevertheless, the NutraMilk creates nut butters in minutes. After talking to the representatives at the booth, they said that the nut butters never go above 108º F during the blending process, making them 100% raw. It is a specialty appliance, but it doesn’t require you to strain blended nuts through cheesecloths in order to get nut milk. Easy to use and easy to clean too!

 

Kinesiology Tape:

This is not new, but my goodness was there a lot of kinesiology tape at the FitExpo. With the nickname “magic tape,” it’s no wonder that kinesiology tape has become one of the most-widely used recovery/therapeutic tools for athletes or the average person with muscle or joint pain. The tape does not contain any topical substances; rather, the tape lifts the skin to reduce pressure or pain in that area. It also works to reduce pressure on lymphatic drainage, which aids the removal of fluids that collect in an injured area. The enhanced circulation improves oxygen and nutrient supply, helping you to avoid cramps or spasms.

 

CBD Everything:

We lost count of how many CBD-infused products were at the FitExpo this year. Within the past decade, laws have changed and more research has been conducted about the benefits and treatment options of new CBD products. It is important to note that cannabidiol (CBD) is a component of the hemp plant, but it does not contain THC, which is the widely known counterpart that induces psychoactive effects. CBD does not have psychoactive effects and has many medicinal properties. We saw a great many CBD-infused salves and creams, which can help reduce muscle & joint pain and improve skin elasticity and tone. According to research, the pain-relieving properties of CBD are attributed to the interaction of CBD with CB2 receptors on the skin. This provides localized pain relief because it does not get absorbed into the bloodstream. There are other CBD products (vape pens, oils, and snacks) that may provide full body therapeutic pain relief.

 

Our Takeaway:

CBD products and plant-based supplements, foods, and products are on the rise and are predicted to line the shelves of a lot more stores across the country in the near future. Don’t be afraid of experimenting with a healthier way of life. Think about the things you could be doing for your health, instead of the things you aren’t doing. Act now and live healthy!

2019-02-08T14:34:25+00:00

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    Q: I've been doing raw for about 28 days and I am on day 9 of the FULL BODY DETOX. I have noticed that my hands are orange occasionally. This also was present before doing the raw fast and detox as well. I looked on your website to see if you had any articles pertaining to this but didn't see any. I have read up a little on jaundice, but I experience this only on my hands (palms only, not in eyes or anywhere else). 5 or 6 years ago I was experiencing pain in my liver area and began changing my diet. Shortly after that I went to see an acupuncture therapist for a back injury (car accident) and he asked had I'd been experiencing pain anywhere else and I told him in the liver area. He treated me for both. I never have pain in my liver area again but was unsure what the orange hands are all about. I don't know if that is too much information, but I'd really appreciate any information you can give me on this issue.

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    Q: I am so impressed with your website and the level of great information you provide. The product list is very impressive as well. I have High Blood Pressure and have been on medication for a little over five years. I am 5'8" tall 167lbs. I'm in pretty good shape. I don't understand why I have HBP. I know I want to be off the meds. I feel really tired when I try to exercise. (I mean really tired) I notice there is constant congestion and post nasal drip. I'm usually going to the bathroom to urinate 4 or 5 times every night. So, I want to accomplish a couple of things. 1. I want my energy level back so that I can get back into the gym build my body again. 2. I want to get off these meds. I've been thinking about doing the FULL BODY DETOX but I read where some people were having real pain. I'm concerned that if the pain is too bad my blood pressure will go up.

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    Thank you, Beloved! Glad you like the website! I would recommend that you first perform the FULL BODY DETOX (FBD). Drink ginseng tea too while detoxing! Consult with our "HERBAL CHART" for products to take for any diseases you may be dealing with. Again, begin the FBD right away to reclaim your health. The meds are only killing you slowly but surely. You can heal, Beloved!

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    Products include KHEMETIAN GOLD (for nutrition) and enzymes! Detox the body (FULL BODY DETOX) and eat as healthy as possible! Please read our article on "STRETCH MARKS" located in the article section. And to help get your mind right, check out and apply the principles in the MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book.

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    Q: WILL TAKING THESE PRODUCTS REDUCE OR NULLIFY THE EFFECTS OF THE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE I AM CURRENTLY TAKING?

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    YES, our products will potentially nullify the effects of the drugs you are taking.

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    Q: I had recently been taking ibuprofen for joint pain and stopped after about 4 mos as I noticed it, or something else has caused my ankles and feet to swell preventing me from wearing my cowboy boots. I have taken a glucose tolerance test that showed I was breaking down sugar(s) properly. Is there anything you can recommend to reduce the swelling I'm experiencing?

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    Try HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, JOINT FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, and ACID BUSTER formulas. Also, start soaking in hot water and 2 boxes of sea salt (daily).

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    Q: I'm interested in buying your products but I'm not sure which will be the appropriate one for me. I have a skin condition, which has gotten worse over the years; I have small pimples with white dots all over my arms, elbows, and now it has spread to my stomach, thighs, and buttocks. I suffer from constant constipation and I had a toxic mega colon and my appendix was removed as well. I think the reason why I am having so many problems with my skin is due to the chronic constipation I have had since I was very little. Please let me know which products I should use.

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    I RECOMMEND THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.