Mark Bittman: “Food Matters”, part 1

2013-06-07T07:26:33+00:00

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    Q: Hello My name is Mark from Montreal. I have hepatitis C & cirrhosis that I got thru blood transfusions years ago. I take very good care of myself but I?m confused about coffee enemas. I?m seeing a biochemist and he tells me to stay away from coffee enemas. Can you please explain to me the benefits for me in taking coffee enemas? Could they be too strong for me and if not how many times a month should I do it?

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    Coffee enemas are one of the best remedies for any liver disease. You may perform coffee enemies weekly (twice a week) to help your condition. Also, take 3 capsules of our Liver Formula 4 times a day and drink lemon water (water with lemon juice squeezed in it).

    If you really want to accelerate healing, perform our Full Body Cleanse and perform those enemas while doing the cleanse.

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    Q: I was just recently diagnosed with HPV and Herpes. To make matters worse I also found out that I am pregnant and I am very concerned about my child's health as well as my own. Although I may not be able to take any serious meds over the next 8 months, what would you recommend to get rid of these diseases after giving birth?

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    I WOULD RECOMMEND THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN, FOLLOWED BY THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. YOU'LL BE ALL RIGHT, BELOVED JUST STAY POSITIVE!!!! READ OUR ARTICLE ON "GENITAL HERPES" TOO. KEEP THE INSPIRATION! DHERBS.COM IS HERE FOR YOU!

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    Q: My question is I have 3 moles, one on the left side of my nose, one on the inner aspect of my right eye on the bridge of my nose and one on the middle part of my neck. You said in the article on birthmarks and moles every mark meant something I would like to know what these mean. By the way I have had the one on the left side of my nose since I was 2. the one on the middle of my neck about 13 years and the one on my right eye about 2-3 years. Please help me find the answers or refer me to where I can find them.

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    We have a solution for moles written in our Community Forum section under "HEALTH". It's "MOLES" It was written a over a year ago. Go back and search for a post entitled MOLES. An awesome solution is revealed there.

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    Q: Unfortunately my child did get vaccinated due mostly in part to my ignorance to the law. I must admit the administration wore me down with the threats and medical exam fee that kept stating that their immunization was low. I don't believe the hype!!! I did give them charcoal and Bentonite clay right after the shots. I also took them both off of the meats and dairy completely (as we were transitioning into a raw food diet). They are looking at me long faced now but I believe that they will appreciate it later. :-) What I can take from this experience as a learning lesson and help others that maybe in a similar situation and simply do not know what to do. All the information that you have on your website is amazing (I am a Dherbs junkie). You said it best that knowledge is power and I truly understand that statement now. Thank you for all that you do and just know that your works are appreciated.

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    Did you read our article on â€THE DANGERS OF VACCINATIONS†I have created a NEW vaccine waiver kit that folks will be able to order from Dherbs and give to all administrations. It includes an affidavit of objection, an affidavit to the nurse assuming 100% full responsibility for the inoculation, and a request for chemical ingredient of the vaccine. Have the child perform CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) too (within the next 30 days). Stay strong and move forward more knowledgeable than you were.

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    A: The charcoal needs to be taken at the end of the day. It helps to pull toxins from body from the day and toxins that has accumulated over time.

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    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.

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    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.

    Product Links:
    Brain Tuner
    Central Nervous System Formula
    Ethereal Bliss

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    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.

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    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

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    Q: I am a runner. I tend to cramp up at or about 22 or 23-mile mark. What can I take to prevent this from happening?

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    TRY MSM SULFURMSM SULFUR, JOINT FORMULA, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, AND ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD. HOWEVER, YOUR BODY IS TALKING TO YOU AND TELLING YOU OF THE DAMAGE YOU'RE DOING BY RUNNING 22-23 MILES WHICH IS NOT NATURAL.

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    Q: hello I am thankful for the information you gave on the moles. This does not answer my questions on the metaphysical meaning of the moles, and maybe I did not ask the question correctly. In your birthmark and white spots article you said that every mark had a meaning. My question was, I wanted to know the meaning of the marks. If you could help me with this I would be ever grateful. I have read many of the articles and they have been a big help. I try to study everything I can about metaphysics. I just started a new job in ophthalmology. I am now starting to study iridology with dherbs by my side I can't fail.

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    I don't have the allowable time to write detailed responses, unfortunately (too many inquiries to answer). I save that time for articles. Moles denote things recorded in the etheric blue print that forms the physical body in each new life so clearly the mole denotes a hangover from the past life, i.e. an injury, a cultural mark, being branded, the site of a tumor, etc. An individual must find out the true nature and cause on their own such as undergoing hypnotherapy or past life regression.

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    Q: Thank you for always answering my questions. I have about two more. Okay, I'm currently living overseas where I'm limited on raw fresh foods (vegetables and fruits). I want to do the detox but I'm concerned that I won't have everything as far as raw food to be successful. I have access to basics (apples, oranges, bananas, tomatoes, avocados, melons, lettuce, cabbage, bean spouts, carrots, celery, peppers, green beans, peas, bagged nuts,) but nothing exotic by any means. Then I was told to safely eat some of the food in the local economy that we should wash it with a 5% bleach solution (is that safe...and if on the detox I'm thinking that would be a no go). Two questions?Given the mentioned availability of raw foods could I be able to successfully complete the detox (I don't have an issue with eating the same things over and over again) and two what can I do to clean local produce so that its safe for consumption? Apparently part of the issue is that they use human feces to fertilize. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response

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    Yes, it seems you have enough raw food available to you to complete the cleanse.

    In order to clean local produce, rinse thoroughly with apple cider vinegar to "disinfect" it. If apple cider vinegar is unavailable, just use water.

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    Q: Greetings Dherbs.com, at your suggestion I began treatment for the keloid I have. A part of the therapy was to use a magnet. I have the neodymium magnet from your male reproductive detox. Some websites suggest usng the north pole side...but I cant determine which side is north or which is south.

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    The magnet should have an indentation or mark in or on it. That's the side that goes against the body.

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    Q: I feel uncomfortable at my right upper part of my liver, I tested negative in hepatitis. I feel feverish and pain in my left lower bone.

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    Sounds like it is time for you to detox with the Full Body Detox! The cleanse will greatly help your liver to heal. It will help all of your symptoms (conditions).

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    Q: I have crohn's disease, I have had part of my colon removed, and I'm having problems with leakage. I need to know if there is anything that can help me.

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    Please read our article on ""CROHN’S DISEASE"." It offers remedy and recourse! You can heal this situation!

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    Q: My question is a 2 part question. My daughter has Trisomy 21 and has tubes in her ears. Her ear canals are very small and her ears are normally developed. She is 18 months old and I was wondering if it would be okay to do Ear Coning and would this affect the ear tubes? The second question is what causes the tonsils to enlarge (cold/infection)? Is there a product that can be used so that she can keep her tonsils?

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    It's too early to perform ear coning on her (unless you can find very small cones). Wait till age 2. Give her ear drops! Enlarged tonsils are inflamed due to mucus buildup. Product or no product, you never allow anyone to remove what God gave the body. However, there are many products. Give our MUCUS BUSTER TEAa try. Put it in a bottle and give to the child. You can sweeten it a little with maple syrup.

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    Q: I have a very bad case of psoriasis, which a great part of my scalp is affected. Any suggestion for the problem of psoriasis in the scalp.

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    Perform the Full Body Detox first. Afterwards, concentrate on cleansing your blood (Electric Greens Cell Food, Mucus Buster, and Vitamin C from Dherbs.Com)

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    Q: I would like to ask your opinion about broken capillaries. We are talking about 5 year old child. She has one broken capillary on her hand, since the age of 1 or 2 years old. Then about 9 month ago, after a day on the beach and sunburn, she got another broken capillary on her face, and after that, 3 more on one arm, and 3 on her leg. I showed this to doctor, he ordered full blood count test, which came back normal. This was last December. Before, her eyes had only one red string on her white part of the eye, now she has several of them in both eyes. The fact that worries me the most, is when I open her eyes, on the bottom white part in both eyes, she has wide thick large red capillaries.

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    Sounds like the capillaries are weak! Change the child's diet (less meat, dairy, sodium products). Let the child perform the Children's Detox. Let the child drink Heart Heart Tea daily (1-2 cups), as this will greatly help the child. It seems as if the diet of the child is very insalubrious unless the problem is congenital in origin.

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    Q: I would like to know, when taking several of your products as part of everyday good health regimen, is it still necessary to take each supplement 2 hours apart? I am currently taking, energy, metabolism, alkaline, magnesium and joint. Thank you

    A: Yes, you want to allow your body time to absorb each of the supplements. It's best to allow 1-2 hours in between taking each formula.

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    Q: Is it alright to drink part of your fruits and veggies? I have a fruit smoothie for breakfast, and veggie drink in between lunch and dinner, nuts and a piece of fruit in between and a salad and a piece of fruit for dinner.

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    Yes, you may drink part of your fruits and vegetables. As long as they are FRESHLY SQUEEZED

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    Q: I have a very bad case of psoriasis, which affects a large part of my scalp. What are your suggestions for the problem of psoriasis in the scalp?

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    We recommend starting off with the Full Body Cleanse first to get your body into a healthier state and receptive to treatment. Psoriasis is a skin issue that's related to a problem within the blood stream. After doing the cleanse move on immediately to the 10 Day Blood Cleanse to specifically help assist with psoriasis. We also suggest trying the Healing Facial and Body Oil as a topical solution.

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    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.

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    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.