Download this chart and encourage you and your family to check off each green square throughout the year. To be clear, we should all be eating vegetables *every day*, but this chart will help you step out of your box and eat foods that you may never have tried before.
Q: I was reading your food combination chart and I was wondering if you recommend the eating of organic whole grains, like spelt, millet, quinoa, etc? What about cereal like Ezekiel 4:9?
You can eat organic whole grains, but not during any of our cleanses. The grains you listed are pretty nutritious, especially the Ezekiel bread which I myself eat from time to time.
Q: Do you have a chart prepared that lists all food groupings that can be combined such as what fruit & veggies go together? I have downloaded your food chart but it lists the groupings individually and not in a combination form. If there is another document available that lists it that way, please advise.
Go to the "FOOD COMBINING CHART" on the Home Chart.
Q: I read the food chart for the FULL BODY DETOX. Is it ok to eat the cream of wheat while detoxing? I'm confused because on the food chart it mentioned alot of different foods, but it tell you the best thing to do is a all raw food diet such as salads and fruit, smoothies... I also plan to do the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN right after the FULL BODY DETOX and that requires a all raw food diet as well. So that means 2 months of strictly raw foods right? :( Its tough but I am determined too get rid of this hsv1 & hsv 2
I suggest you read the article â€WHAT IS RAW FOODSâ€ as it will help you to understand what to eat and what not to eat on the FULL BODY DETOX. Yes, all raw foods for 2 months (to the best of your ability, Beloved). YOU CAN DO IT, BELOVED! Did you read our "GENITAL HERPES" article?
Q: I got a question for you, I got a natal chart from you guys and it says my karma is in Virgo, I am a Scorpio. What does that mean, do I have problems with Virgo, do I owe them? What does this mean, my north node is in Virgo, and my south node in Pisces, these three confuse me, not sure what they mean. If you can shed some light, I would appreciate it. Love Peace and Light Brother!
Identify the qualities of the sign of Virgo (service, work, health, hygiene, etc.) and this will show you the areas from a past life that you failed and need to work on in this present life. You may need to serve people, work for free (charity) in helping others, and perhaps in the field of health (i.e. hospital or something).
The North Node also means the past life karma - area you need to work on (which is also Virgo; many times the North Node matches the 12th House sign which deals with karma). The 12th House and North Node are usually the same and mean the same - karma!
The South Node deals with the things (traits of Pisces) you learned well in the past life. These are strong resources you can use now in this life. Study what Pisces represents and these are the things you mastered in the past life.
Q: A lot of nuts & seeds that are on the food chart are acidic. Because our body should be alkaline during the cleanse is it ok to eat them?
Please see the article "UNDERSTANDING ACIDIC VS. ACID-FORMING" in our articles section for the answer you seek and require.
Q: I need to download the three songs you have on your website. I've done a google search but the songs coming back aren't the same. I play them for for Special Education Students.
Song #1 "Hare Ram" is from the CD "In the Name" by singer WAH!
Song #2 "The Wind" is from the CD "Kitaro's Greatest Hits" and "The Best New Age Music in the Universe." Kitaro is the artist.
Song #3 "Bolo Ram" is from the CD "Jai Jai Jai" by singer WAH!
I don't think these songs are available via download. Try purchasing them from Amazon.com!
Q: When looking at the Food Combining Chart I was wondering if smoothies are not a violation of all of the "recommendations." If it is suggested that certain items not be combined, how can smoothies actually be "healthy" to our bodies aside from the absolute nutrition they provide? Although I make them all the time, are we not potentially setting ourselves up for trouble? Just wondering. Thanks in advance for your expertise.
Hi! Thanks for the question.
The food combining chart is a suggestion for "optimal" digestion. It suggests we should eat mono meals optimally. This is often impossible and there is no evidence scientifically for this method. I am not sure how it would be studied anyway.
It is considered best to try to adhere to the rules to the best of your ability. However, mixing fruits and veggies as in a green smoothie is absolutely fine. The benefits of the nutrition you receive will out weigh any digestive disturbance that may occur. Feel safe to have green smoothies in your diet and cleanse.
Hope this answers your question,
Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLCE
Q: Can you combine Vegetables (green leafy) with Vegetables (fruit-vegetables)? Are fruit-veggies considered fruit or veggie?
Green leafy veggies may be combined with fruit-veggies (cucumbers and tomotoes). Fruit-veggies are really fruit. You can always tell because of the seeds. Technically, anything that contains seeds is a fruit!
Q: Yes I checked the chart for your herbal recommendations for each ailments and you have specific formulas for each one after completing the Full Body Detox or would it be better to use an entire kit for the specific need. Plus I am on a budget but want to get the maximum healing if possible. I have various needs such as female issues, sinus/mucus and a viral infection. Please help!
Q: My youngest son had a very bright green stool last night and I saw that it means acidic foods that he has eaten... I am kind of just getting the hang of this eating right and haven't been hard on the kids with it... what I want to know is what am I supposed to feed a two year old that won't hurt him? I want him to be healthy.
Feed him food: fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and some grains! Try vegan food options. You can find many entrees at Whole Foods Market!
Q: I didn't see carrots on the food combining chart. Can I juice carrots?
Yes, you can consume carrots or use them in fresh juices. Carrots are commonly used in juice recipes and provides various benefits. It is not good to consume too many carrots in your daily diet.
Q: This will be the first time my family and I have undertaken any form of cleansing. It will be the first of more to come throughout the year; but my question is which one do we start off with? The cleanse or the detox? Also, if you could recommend the specific children's products I would need for a three, five and ten year old I would appreciate it.
Q: I started the full body detox today, and found that I DO NOT like the salad dressing I made with the olive oil, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. I found I could not tolerate it on my salad. What can I do instead? Another question is... I noticed lentils on the food combining chart. Those have to be cooked. Are those actually allowed to be consumed warm? I love the raw fruits and vegetables. I don?t have a problem, cause I love salads. I just need help on what I can have on it.
Check out our website for raw salad dressing recipes. You are bound to find one you like.
As for lentils, you are NOT allowed to have them while on the cleanse.
Q: I am trying to figure out what name numerology to use so that I can clear my karmic slate, step by step from your article. I'm confused, because my birth certificate's name is a 4, but after my parents married and my last name changed to my dad's, my name became an 11. I want to change my entire name for various reasons, and I would like to know whether changing it to a name with the # 1 would cancel out the requirements of the 11 Master #. Also, when your name changes from marriage, and then from just a personal decision, do you have to still study the original numerology numbers' interpretations? Thank you, and God bless.
RESPONSE: Your name at birth is fixed, vibration-wise, so you carry the vibration (meaning) with you for life (entire life). It is your dominant vibration! It will never change! All names that you later take on in life (whether via marriage or name change for spiritual reasons) have significance and must be acknowledged and studied as well and read inclusively with the other numbers (original name's number). Name changes will give you meaning about yourself in the present under that present name and numerical correlation.
Please enjoy the contents of the following article:
Clearing Your Karmic Slate
Q: I had surgery to drain a cyst on my right ovary, while in surgery the doctor hit my bowels, and they had to call in a surgeon to repair my bowels. I am on this low fiber diet now, and not able to eat raw foods. This means nothing in the green family like lettuce, or greens since they are hard to digest. This list includes no nuts, or fresh fruits with skin. How can I can complete a cleanse, if I am not able to eat the raw vegetables and nuts?
Simply perform your cleanse of choice and just eat as best you can, okay?
Q: I am on my 3rd day of the fully body cleansing. I am definitely doing this to lose weight. I am a 52 year old, black, Christian, wife, mother to 21 and 14 year old girls, legal secretary who is 450 lbs. I am to the point now where if I don't do this I'm going to be housebound. I can barely move some days that is why I started this because I feel so unhealthy. I have a question about the nuts. I got all gun-ho and ordered $135.00 worth of organic nuts from nuts.com. I got raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios and cashews and mixed them all up together (well I purchased 2 lbs of each but I only mixed up 1 lb of each together). Anyway, I was reading about how much calories are in nuts. Should I not pay attention to that because I was consuming a lot of calories in the first place or do I have to watch how many nuts I eat? I have put some nuts in a sandwich bags and basically filled it up and that is supposed to be my nuts ration for the day. I am also eating fruits and vegetables. So far the fruit have been grapes, grapefruit, red apples, pears, green apples and bananas. The vegetables have all been in a salad: tomatoes, celery spinach leaves, carrots, mixed in balsamic vinaigrette. I only ate the salad Monday night all the other times I have just eaten the fruit and nuts. I am also consuming approximately 75-100 oz of water. Sorry I’m long winded I just wanted you to get the entire picture.
Thanks for the question, I can definitely help you.
I am currently writing an eBook for www.dherbs.com called "Losing weight the healthy way." I have been a weight loss counselor for many years. I am also a health coach, personal trainer, bodymind nutritionist, and a vegan lifestyle coach.
When it comes to weight loss most programs want you to lose weight to get healthy. My mindset is to get healthy and lose weight.
In my health/fitness/nutrition coaching program www.theveganeffect.com I use a lowfat/high carb/ high raw/ nutrient dense/ high alkaline diet to achieve long term weight loss success. So far I am 100 percent in getting clients long lasting weight loss. If you are interested in my program please fill out the health history form on the side of the web page. We could have a free 1 hour initial consultation over skype to see how I can best help you.
Nuts are best kept to a minimum if you use them at all. Nuts are extremely high in fat and have the opposite omega 3- omega 6 ratio that is optimal for health. Seeds are best as far as ratios are concerned. Also nuts are truly easy to over eat and cause your nutrient ratios to be off.
A healthy vegan diet is a high raw fruitarian diet.
Breakfast: green smoothie. (500-1000 calories of fruits blended with a handful of greens and water)
Bridge: Dates and strawberries (500 calories)
Lunch: Salad with low sugar fruits (cucumber, tomato, squash, bell peppers) topped with fruit, beans, psuedo grains,
Bridge: 2-3 apples
Dinner: Raw wraps (collard greens) with low sugar fruit and tahini
Hope this helps
Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLC
Q: I notice that my 5 year old son as a cavity, and also his teeth are of a grayish color. He does not eat a lot of sweets, and artificial foods. I try to eat food that is organic, lots of fruits and vegetables. My concern is that, he is not getting enough vitamins, protein, and calcium. Is there of particular diet that you would recommend for my child?
To make sure your child is getting enough nutrients, give the child Dherbs.com Children's Nutritive Formula 9, Calcium Extract, and Moringa Seed Extract. (Read our article on Moringa in the articles section of our site).
Q: During a dental check-up today, my 6 year old son was given a shot to have a minor extraction and then prescribed Gel-Kam (0.4% stable stannous fluoride preventive treatment gel) to be placed on a few of his teeth. They warned me not to let him swallow it and not allow him to eat or drink anything for at least 1/2 hour after using it. He is scheduled to return next week Thursday. Do you have any suggestions/alternatives for fluoride treatment? I have no intention of putting the Gel-Kam in his mouth. Further, can you suggest a website where I can find recipes for wholesome lunches for him? We presently reside in Turks & Caicos Islands located in the Caribbean and getting organic is little to nothing over here.
Give your son CARBON (Activated Charcoal). Mix half a teaspoon in water and stir well. This product will remove the poisonous fluoride.
Q: I am currently on my second week of the Full Body Detox. My diet has been according to the food combination chart. I must admit, I cheated twice, not with red meat or pork, with chicken and fish. Anyway, lately my urine has a real funny smell. What is your opinion about this?
Smelly urine is a part of the cleansing process. Nothing to be alarmed about!