Q: I am just becoming a vegan going on 20 years in June, and it takes a lot of discipline. I was wondering if you knew any good recipes for some good vegan style dishes. I really want to establish a vegan restaurant. I have purchased your Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual, and I know its healthier to eat vegan. But, I also understand its not the healthiest due to soy products. Is their still away to satisfy my appetite and well being at the same time?
We have a couple of articles you might be interested in.
Q: I've been a vegan for 2 years now. I've done the FBD 3 times in these two years, but my urine is still yellow. The only time it is clear is immediately after I drink water (reverse osmosis water). If I miss a day of drinking water, my urine goes back to being dark yellow. Does this mean that my body is still very toxic? Also, is it normal to release urine 5 to 15 minutes after drinking liquids? I would think that water would need to stay in the body for awhile for proper hydration and cleansing.
From what you wrote I would suggest you start drinking alkaline water (purchase an alkaline water machine, you can find various brands in our e-book "Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual"). If you are urinating within 10-15 minutes of drinking water you are not absorbing the water, and thus you require micro-clustered water which an alkaline (and ionizing) water machine does. I also highly recommend consumption of our Kidneys-Bladder formula (3 capsules per day).
Q: I've been eating vegan (mostly raw) for nearly 2 years. In the first year, I lost about 60 pounds. I still have about 50 more to lose and it hasn't budged in almost a year. I hear conflicting info about what sort of exercise would be best - cardio vs. strength. And any time I up my exercise, my hunger gets out of control. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the question. The most efficient way to lose weight from working out are high rep/low weight circuit training and through HIIT (high intensity interval training).
Your goal should be to increase metabolism and fat burning potential throughout the day. Both HIIT and circuit weight training are both effective. To be maximized you should exercise for 1 hour 5-6 times a week. You could alternate between cardio days and circuit training days. Here is an example.
Tues: Circuit training
Fri: Circuit training
Here is an example of a circuit and HIIT
Circuit. 15-20 reps 1 minute rest between sets. repeat for 20-30 minutes. (feel free to use the template and build your own)
Upper: Clean and press or curl to press
Lower: Alternating weighted lunges
Core: Reverse crunches
Plyo: Step ups
HIIT (can be done on almost any cardio machine)
3 minute warmup
-30 second sprint
-1 minute recovery
*Repeat for 15 minutes to 30 minutes*
3 minute cool down
Top fat loss mistakes for cardio and weight training
Cardio: Doing 1 speed with no resistance cardio. This kills me. Your fat burning potential begins and ends when you do. If it doesn't challenge you it will not change you. Atleast put the resistance on mountain or random.
Weight: Resting too long in between sets. Super sets are key here. Work one set while resting the other. Example of a superset is chest press and seated row together. Quad machine and ham machine. Pullup and shoulder press.
When you ramp up your metabolism you are going to have to eat more. Losing weight isn't about calories. Losing weight is about nutrient density. Here is a blog I did on eating for fitness and getting lean. http://the-vegan-effect.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/blog/2012/05/qa-eating-for-fitness-getting-lean
Hope that answers your question,
Gary Gibson HHC CPT VLC BMI
Q: Hello, I am worried about my tongue because it has never been totally pink in years and it always seems to have a white cover over it. I use a tongue scraper, not consistently. I have been vegetarian for years but I recently began eating more of raw vegan diet (11 months). I'm assuming it is mucus or bacteria? Can you help?
When you have a white coating on the tongue, it denotes the colon is taxed due to poor diet (consuming too many dead foods) and needs to be cleansed. The tongue is a part of the alimentary canal. I would suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.
Q: Iâ€™m 26 years old. No sex drive for over two years. On the pill for dysmennorhea for about 6 years. Engaged and very happy, but sex a chore. Suggestions please...
Sounds like you need to perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE to reboot your endocrine system (hormonal system). After these, take as a daily regimen BUNNY RABBIT formula and drink FEMALE HEALTH TEA! Now on a mental, emotional, and psychological level, do you enjoy sex? Are you sexually attractive to your fiancÃ©? Are there past sexual issues that need to be resolved (raped, molested, STDs, numerous abortions, etc.)? Are you sexually pleased after intercourse? These are questions that need to be answered and dealt with. Libido is an easy thing to get to come back! Hey, read some of our articles on our site under ARTICLES! Great information!
Q: I have been taking your herbs for 6 months now. My issue is I have a 3-5 day period and day 1 and 2 my period is heavy. I have never had a heavy period until I moved with my mother and 3 nieces and nephew a little over a year ago. I feel it is a metaphysical reason I am having these problems. I do not have any children of my own and I have never been married. I am 36 years old. Plus I eat mostly a raw food and vegan diet. My period started when I was 10 years old. What would you advise?
IT IS MOST DEFINITELY METAPHYSICAL. YOUR ENERGY HAS SYNCHRONIZED WITH THAT OF YOUR MOTHER'S AND NEICES. THE MENSES DENOTE CLEANSING SO A HEAVY MENSES MEANS YOUR DUMPING OFF THE TOXIC ENERGY OF ALL AROUND YOU, THAT'S ALL. YOU'RE TAKING IN ALL THE ENERGY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE. THE FULL BODY DETOX AND TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE IS GOOD FOR YOU TO FACILITATE THE CLEANSING PROCESS. BUT ALSO, MEDITATION, YOGA, READING POSITIVE MATERIAL, ETC.
Q: Three years ago, my little sister who is 15 years old was told she has diabetes. Recently she went to the doctor and was told that her kidneys are showing signs of failing, and she also has a case of asthma. How can we solve this challenge?
YES! Please get her on the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN a.s.a.p. for diabetes/kidney situation. For asthma: RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. Read some of our health articles, i.e. â€DIABETESâ€, â€RESPIRATORY HEALTHâ€, etc.
Q: I am a Diabetic, have been for over 30 years, I am 52 years old, recently I was diagnosed with Moderate kidney disease, which is a level 3 out of 5, I would like to know what can I do to prevent anymore loss of kidney function. I had did a body detox and my doctor inform me that this is what might have caused my kidney loss, please help me.
Most doctors are idiots pertaining to herbs. Herbs are food! The drugs and poor diet is what caused your problem. Solution: FULL BODY DETOX followed by the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN . These cleanses will help your save your kidneys. Drugs won't! Drugs will lead you to dialysis.
Q: Hello, I'm 39 years old I had acne since I was thirteen years old. I tried everything I have even tried the Moroccan red clay nothing seems to work I suffer from acne scars Blemishes marks that won't go away can you recommend something that will work for me thanks
Heal from the inside out! Perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE and apply OZ OILto your skin daily. Focus on your healing, not on having acne. Order our MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book to help with your focus on healing. Also read our article on "ACNE" in our articles section.
Q: I have been dealing with diabetes for over twenty years. I have been on dialysis for almost three years, am a bilateral amputee, and have retinopathy and cardiovascular problems. I don't eat many carbs and take only ten units of Lantus per day. Blood sugars run good, last A1C was 5.6. I don't know what I can take because of the strict renal diet I am on. That's what has me stumped. Can you help?
Sir, drugs and herbs don't mix! Sounds like you're on a strict drug-based regimen. You'd have to consider giving up your meds if you go the herbal route. Read our article HERBS VS. PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS for more clarity of what I'm saying to you here. Regardless of your condition, our herbs would greatly help you.
Q: I had a hysterectomy 8 years ago. I have been single for a number of years due to the death of my husband. I now have a wonderful man in my life and I enjoy making love with him. Often I have episodes of vaginal dryness that is so embarrassing and also it makes me loose the desire to continue because I have to use an artificial lubricant so he can penetrate me. I have looked over the list of products designed for women and I am not sure which female product that would best suits my situation. Please help.
Please read the article "VAGINAL DRYNESS" so as to get to the root of your problem. You don't want to be dependent on a product though products can assist you.
Q: My dog has been suffering with atopic dermatitis all of his 8 years. He's a Lhasa Apso. In the early years he went thru allopathic poisoning but in the last year I gave him acupuncture and these enzymes: http://nzymes.com/ but he's still suffering. I also only give him organic dog food Holistic Select from Eaglepack. Can you please recommend a regimen. He licks, scratches, fur patches fall out. He's miserable and he smells terrible even after I bathe him. Thank you.
I would recommend the Animal Anti-Radiation Toxicity Formula for your pet. COMPANION ANIMAL ANTI-RADIATION TOXICITY FORMULAof herbs is formulated for the health conscious pet owner who knows that our cats and dogs, just like humans, need protection from being constantly exposed to the harmful effects of radiation that is emitted from house hold appliances (televisions, computers, microwave ovens) or anything with a motor (including cars which you constantly see family cats and dogs riding in). Radiation exposure to a cat or dog causes cellular damage and can ultimately result in canine and feline cancer. Our Companion Animal Anti-Radiation Toxicity Formula consists of herbs that greatly help enhance healing from radiation exposure. *All herbal pet formulas are compatible with all breeds of cats and dogs.
Q: I have been recommended to your site. I have been diagnosed with this autoimmune disease 10 years ago. It almost killed me 5 years ago because I could not eat. I was in remission for 4 years. It is back. I am on 20 mg of prednisone to counter the immune system. I was given cellcept 200-0 mgautoimmune drug, could not take it. It made me black and blue and I have a low platelet problems as well. Right now the platelets are going in the right direction. What do you recommend?
Try our FULL BODY DETOX Cleanse!
Q: After being diagnosed with Scleroderma 20 years ago. I began to get pains in my stomach, more like a ball rising up on both sides. This was extremely painful. I have to sit still, until the pain leaves. It feels like I am a pregnant, and the baby is moving. For the past 4 years I've been having fruit smoothies for breakfast. Could having the smoothies, be the reason for whatever is happening inside of my body?
What type of fruit smoothies are you having? If your smoothies consist of only fruits then no. The fruit smoothies have nothing to do with what's going on inside your body. You might just be in need of a good cleanse. Eat only when you are hungry. Try not to over eat or drink your fruit smoothies, yes they are good for you but only eat what your stomach is asking for. Start with the Full Body Cleanse followed by the 10 Day Electric Greens Combo Cleanse.
Q: Years, ago I had allergy tests due to hay fever, and I was allergic to cornsilk. Nine years ago I took Don Juan for depression, and I was photo sensitive, Can I still do this Detox?
Give it a try as it's the only way to find out. Think positive, and take a risk, an intelligent risk!
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Q: I am on week two of the Dr. Natura cleansing system. However, I would like to embark on you detox system as it was recommended by mother who has been a vegan for over 30 years. My question is how long should I discontinue using Dr. Natura's product before beginning yours?
You can begin our Full Body Cleanse one day after you stop taking any other herbal product or pharmaceutical drug.
Q: I had a caesarian and suffered with a hernia for 3 years. Next I had pelvic inflammatory disease and IBS, I have suffered from weight loss throughout these illnesses. I am in pain most days and I suffer with nausea too. I can not eat many foods because they cause constipation. I am only 33 but feel 80 years old. I try to help myself as much as possible but I keep hitting a brick wall. Any suggestions you have would be gratefully received. I now weigh 7 1/2 stone and I am 5â€™10â€. Thanks.
Beloved, give the FULL BODY DETOX a try! Change your diet to a predominantly vegan-vegetarian diet. Drink 8 glasses of water daily, start eating a lot of fruit (your favorite ones) and drink vegetable juice daily and you will see improvements in your life and health.
Q: I received the herbs I ordered from you - thanks so much! I have a couple of questions about them. My husband will be taking the Adrenal Glands Complex - it says to take three capsules/day - should they be taken all at once or one at three different times? Also, for the full body cleanse: Having done detox programs before where I eat mainly fruits, juices, and salads, I am a bit concerned about losing weight. I have been a vegan for 3 three years (50-75% raw), am already at the low end of normal weight for my height (using BMI), and do not particularly want or need to lose weight. Do you have any suggestions?
1. The Adrenal Glands Complex should be taken all at once (3 capsules at once is better) though he is free to spread the capsules out throughout the day.
2. Your body will only lose the amount of weight that it needs do. If your body does not need to, it will not. The Cleanse only performs to restore your body to its optimal weight and state. Also, on our Full Body Cleanse, you are able to eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables, and raw nuts and seeds as you wish. Have plenty of healthy fats like avocado and coconut products for more sustenance.
Q: I have been diagnosed with HPV. I had a normal pap smear but tested positive for HPV. I will get paps every 6 months. I am a vegan for 10 years. Any suggestions to keep this from becoming pre-cancerous.
I think you should read our â€HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV)â€ article on our site under "ARTICLES." Great information for you!
Q: I have very oily face with blackheads and large pores. What can I do to clean my face. I'm 60 years old and a vegan. I also have hepatitis c. Can you help me? Other than that, I'm in good health. No weight problems or anything else.
Start steaming your face. Buy an economical steamer (c. $30-$40). Use bentonite, Moroccan Red Clay, or French green clay on your face once a week. Oil your face with OZ OIL. Use natural soap, i.e. Kiss My Face. For hepatitis C, that's easy! Simply detox with the FULL BODY DETOX. There is plenty of help for you!