Q: I want to start the raw food diet, but do not want to lose weight has i am under weight already. I need tips to gain or at least maintain my weight. I do lift weights as part of my exercise routine.
Thanks for the question,
Losing "weight" on a raw foods diet is a definite probability. But the weight might be excess fat and water retention due to detoxing. By weight I am assuming you are talking about muscle. It is not that complicated to keep muscle while on a raw food diet. The Vegan Effect diet program I created is 60-90 percent raw. Raw before dinner if that helps. I allow myself one cooked meal a day. For the most part the diet is a Low fat/high carb/high fruit/high alkaline diet.
The most important thing to remember is getting enough calories. My athletes (including raw body builders) typically eat 1000 calories of fruit for breakfast in the form of a green smoothie. Usually post workout. You need to eat roughly 3000 calories to maintain or grow muscle mass. Some of my mass building athletes eat as much as 5000 calories. Albeit at a higher fat ratio than our standard 70/10/20 carb/fat/protein ratios.
Please refer to my blog on building muscle ona vegan diet found here: http://the-vegan-effect.healthcoach1.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2012/05/building-muscle-on-vegan-diet
There is a raw organic food bar with 22 grams of protien that can be found here http://www.organicfoodbar.com/products/. *Note: I am not affiliated with them nor do I sell any supplements*. It is however a great bridge to meals.
Besides getting enough calories make sure you are getting around 20 grams of protein 5 times a day to maintain muscle mass. Sprouting beans, nut butters, seeds, and nuts help.
I run a 6 month online health coahcing program that includes lessons on sports nutrition and include a individualized fitness plan. I am currently running a ridiculous half off special to fill spots. If you are interested visit www.theveganeffect.com and contact me there.
Hope this helps
Gary Gibson HHC CPT VLC BMI
Q: I was diagnosed with Raynauds--circulcation in the tips of my fingers. When it is cold my blood vessels constrict causing the tips of my fingers to turn purple and sometimes oftentimes develops painful ulcers. What do you recommend?
Q: I read your article on Dangerous Dairy, and I cannot find on the internet any back up on what is discussed about dairy. Example, fecal matter (like milk), if this is not real fecal matter. What are you talking about? It is also stated that no other animals will drink other animals milk. This is not so, there are reports of baby animals, that lose their mothers and another species steps in to save the baby animals life. A dog saving a baby tigers life. A squirrel saving a pigs life, etc. It is a known fact that we have been eating dairy products for over 8,0000 years. I know that times have changed, but where are your facts were are you getting these facts to report such cause and effect? I would like to see this facts or websites. Thank you.
Your problem may be the Inter-net. You can't be an exclusive Inter-net armchair researcher and expect to find everything, such as the information in my article. We can't give up on BOOKS for a computer screen!
Everything I cover in my article can be scientifically backed up.
BOOK: Don't Drink Your Milk by Frank A. Oski, M.D.
BOOK: Milk: The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen
VIDEO: Let's Eat To Live - Vol. 8 "Milk" (shows filter screen with cow feces on it)
Like the Bible says: ask and it shall be given.
Q: What are some tips and healthy foods and supplements for pregnant women? and what are good exercises that are simple? (I just want a healthy, beautiful baby)
Q: I believe I have the herpes virus. I have so many outbreaks that my life is becoming unbearable. I have an almost nonexistent sex life. My husband complains a lot and this is very frustrating. I don't think that my husband really believes that I'm itching as well as hurting most of the time. Doctors say there is no cure but I don't believe that. I don't want to go on medication for the rest of my life. Is there anything natural I can take to help?
THERE IS HELP FOR YOU, BELOVED. PLEASE DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOR AND READ OUR "GENITAL HERPES" ARTICLE. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW (CAUSES, PREVENTION, AND HEALING) IS IN THAT ARTICLE. PLEASE READ IT AS HEALING BEGINS WITH KNOWLEDGE!
Q: Hi, I have been dealing with what I believe to be depression for years. I once was prescribed Zoloft and I took the meds for 1 month. I did not want to take drugs so I discontinued use. I have gone up and down in my career and love life. Now I just feel tired and feel I am steadily spiraling down. I know I have to do something, I just don't know what. I have gone to therapy several times and nothing last. I desire to have a full life and believe GOD wants us to live abundantly. I just seem to keep struggling, I will do well for a few weeks then out of nowhere I will start sabotaging things. Can you tell me what products I can use to gain my life back?
You can get your life back, Ma'am! First, DETOX (FULL BODY DETOX). Read our free articles while Detoxing and make sure you order and read our MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL too which is very important in healing as it shows you how to work the mind to your benefit.
Q: I am a marathon runner, swimmer, and part time student. For my Entire Life since age 13 1/2, I?ve had either anorexia or bulimia, sometimes a bit of both. I am now 41. Yes, my teeth are hurting. Yes, I realize this is supposedly not optimal health, but I suppose my life has been so stressful for such a long time, that my eating 'disorder'edness has just been the coping mechanism that has kept me sane. Thing is, I realize I want to live a long, healthy life, and I need help. My thought is that a cleanse of some sort of toxins might really help me. Would you have any herbs to offer I could do that with, say, in tea form? Or any other sage. I really seriously hope you respond because I need help.
The Full Body Cleanse will greatly help your body to remove toxins.
One of our teas you will want to drink daily is the Detox Tea, along with a number of other teas. Please check our online store for a full list.
Q: Hi. I am working to improve my life both spiritually and physically. I believe that once my life spiritually is in order all else will follow - abundant health, prosperity, joy, etc. I know that I have a lot of deep emotional scars, some known and unknown that need to be uprooted and diffused. I am currently going through the Sedona Method home course and want to know what else I can do to aid in my permanent emotional releasing process?
I think you will benefit from a spiritual consultation, Beloved. Please consider scheduling a consultation so we may interact one-on-one and not via a general e-mail. I am more effective via discovering your vibrational diagnosis. Thank you for your interest in Dherbs.com. Please read some of our free articles too - the ones that resonate with you!
Q: Too much sex drive. Hot sperm, premature ejaculation, stress, life problem, learning problems, and extreme anger, a general feeling of unwanted life situations. Feeling drained after sex acts without a partner and not satisfied with my life.
I recommend the following for you:
After the Total Male Cleanse, perform the Full Body Detox.
Read our "Articles" on Testicular Health, Male Prostate Problems, Infertility-Impotence-Sterility, etc.
Thank you for your interest in Dherbs.Com!
Q: Truth indeed. I just finished watching this youtube video, on mass control, fluoridation, and mercury poisoning. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?Feature=player_embedded). I wondered if there were any herbs, or natural rememdies that can counteract this? I am in my mid 30s, and feel as though I am going through alziehmers (growing forgetfulness, absent-mindedness, foggy thinking, ADHD, hypersensetivity to noises so as to find it almost impossible to concentrate). I have my "Back to Eden" Book, I will continue digging for answers there too.
Don't look for answers or solutions primarily from sources outside of the body. There are herbs, but first use your mind. Mental healing! will your healing into fruition. Good herbs that will assist include Gingko Biloba, Ginseng (all types), and Gotu Kola. Dherbs.com Brain Tuner, CNS, and Ethereal Bliss are also helpful for your condition.
Q: Does life come from the eating (chewing) process or does it come from the nutrients absorbed from what we eat? If the latter, would it be possible to sustain life from only ingesting the herbs on your website?
Life comes from solar energy. Food is a secondary source! You wouldn't be able to live off of herbs alone, not in America anyway!
Q: How often can a male ejaculate, and not lose his life force? I am in the begining stages of learning, Panic breathing, Qi Gong, and Tantric Sex. I try to use my knowledge in those area, so that I won't lose my life Force.
By simply replenishing his life force. Eating nutrients, consuming white powder gold (Dherbs.com Ethereal Bliss), deep breathing, etc.
Q: I have a friend that's on life support she has mrsa staph infection, and they are considering pulling the plug on her. I was wondering if chelation therapy would be a life saver?
Everything worth's trying to save a life (if the person has the will to live, of course). Personally, if it were us, We'd go for it!
Q: I just completed the Full Body Cleanse about two weeks ago and started the Pancreas Formula for my pancreas... I don?t have the money for the full kit but after the Full Body Cleanse I?ve notice my blood averaging +-200.....it had reached a low of 124 during detox. I bought cromium and have used it since the onset of detox at about 1200 mcg per day! My Pancreas is a piece of crap!!!!! I haven?t had ANY thing with added sugar or artificial, just green tea with stevia to sweeten it. NO Treats! The only regular food I get now is like lean cuisine type once or twice a day with fresh vegetables or fresh made Veg juice....I had went from 327lbs to 289lbs during detox but since I?ve went back up settling at about 296 and stable. I have cut everything I love out of my life! No Sugar, No Milk Products. About 6 ounces of meat A WEEK eat mostly live vegetables yet I see a Pancreas that needs to be punished for ruining my life!!!!! I try to help it and this is what it does for me! I don?t know what to do next.
If you can't afford the full kit or kits, order and drink some of our Herbal Teas to help maintain the pancreas in its normal healthy secretion. Cinnamon Tea can also provide additional benefits.
Your vegetable juice should consist of GREEN BEAN (Snap pea) and/or BRUSSEL SPROUTS, to help maintain pancreatic health.
Q: I have these moments in my life where everything with an electrical current that I'm around breaks down. I had this friend who brought me some information that said it has something do with my sign (Pisces March 15th) and the sun, moon & stars & energy through me. I think it's a 2 week long phenomenon that happens every year. Do you know anything about it? I'd like to know when it's over. I can't afford all the repair costs!
IT'S ASTROLOGICAL NO DOUBT; AND BEING A PISCES, THIS SOUNDS RIGHT AS PISCES CORRELATES AND CORRESPONDS TO THE 12 HOUSE OF "TROUBLE." A CHART WOULD HAVE TO BE PERFORMED ON YOU, BELOVED!
Q: I have thyroid problems. I am extremely cold sensitive. I spend the majority of the year cold. My hair is thinning. I would like a supplement instead of medication. Real Life health food store told me to take Kelp. I don't know if I have given it enough time. What do you recommend?
Please read our "THYROID GLAND" article" in our article section. Herbally, I recommend our THYROID FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, and IODINE PHOSPHATE Formula. Kelp is a seaweed and all seaweeds are good for thyroid problems.
Q: Hi. I've been suffering with geographic tongue all my life. According to doctors and online inquiries, there is no cure. Please say it ain?t so! I also was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 24 and now I am 38,(just had a 3rd surgery) I didn't see these diseases listed. What would u suggest?
I suggest you detox with our Full Body Cleanse. Our cleanse can provide numerous benefits that can eliminate toxins and restore your body to optimal health.
Please read our Crohn's Disease article.
Q: How can I make the transition from cooked food, to raw food? Do you have any raw recipes for children? How can I get kids to eat raw?
Children do as you do, so let the child see you eating raw food as well. Fruits are the best raw foods to eat, as they are naturally sweet. Purchase "Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual", for the numerous raw food resources to assist you in this transition.
Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual
Q: My womb has been tilted all my life. I have no children as of yet. What causes the womb to be tilted? My cycle just ended and I'm experiencing some discomfort in my ovaries. I haven't had this pain in my ovaries in a while. I also want to have a child though I've been celibate for almost 2yrs.