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You list going to the gym and jogging as dangerous activities. I thought exercise was important and vital? Could you please explain your position a little further for me. I really enjoy your articles. They are very informative and thorough. I look forward to your response. Thanks!

Exercise is great, but the healthy exercises include Pilates, yoga, tai-chi, qi chong, stretching, swimming, etc. Jogging is okay if on sand, dirt, or grass. If on cement/asphalt - DANGEROUS (destroys the bones and uterus in women). The gym is okay but weight lifting and other exercises are dangerous and destroy connective tissue.

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    Q: What is the relationship between exercise and energy?

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    Energy exists whether we exercise or not. We live in a sea of energy. Exercise helps us to keep our bodily fluids fluid and moving.

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    Q: Hi, I am interested in your raw foods detox however, I am in the gym 6 days a week doing spinning, other cardio & weight training, will I be able to continue with my normal fitness routine during detox?

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    Hi Karen, Thanks for the question.

    Detoxing and fitness. 

    The best way to detox your body is to give it the tools and time necessary to clean house. There are many types of detoxes and many avenues for fitness. The best way to detox is to rest the body while giving it the cleanest foods and herbs. However, some light forms of exercise like yoga, swimming, jogging, pilates are acceptable because they are light and won't require the amount of nutrients to repair and replenish. A raw food detox is sublime and is one fantastic step towards a healthier body and mind. I encourage you to try it. 

    What I would do is scale back on the exercise for the length of the detox and have fun! Go hiking and enjoy nature. A light jog instead of a spin class. I guarantee you will not lose strength or endurance during the detox. Intense exercise increases the bodies need for nutrients and protein. 

    Imagine if you will you have a desk at work. And work keeps piling up and no matter how  you try to efficiently make it through you can't seem to get ahead. What detoxing is designed to do is give yourself the time to clean your desk. The most efficiently way for that to happen is to stop the work from coming in. Heavy exercise may increase your workload. You want your body to be in a cleaning mode and not a repair mode.

    Again I would continue exercises that are light and stimulating. You want increased blood flow and you want to aid you lymph system to pump efficiently. 

    Lastly, if you are training for an event it may not be the best time to detox. Detoxing symptoms can throw you off your game. Best time to detox is the off season.

    Hope this answers your question.

    As well as being the raw food fitness coach at www.dherbs.com I also run my own health, nutrition, and fitness company called The Vegan Effect. I have a six month health coaching program and a three month fitness coaching program that includes a 90 day plan and 6 customized nutrition lessons. If you are interested in either feel free to have a free 1 hour consult with me over skype. Just fill out the form here: http://the-vegan-effect.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/forms . Look forward to hearing your progress!

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT

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    Q: Greetings & Namaste, First, thank you for being U-activated! So many potential energies unable to convert into kinetic activities because of our Earthly baggage(s). Personally, I haven't found the right formula to keep my beautiful curves, which is the major reason I am not vegan/raw now. In my perfect world, I'd have a great-tasting, non-dairy,wheat & gluten source of protein, juiced exotic veggie/fruit smoothies, yummy raw nuts/raisins, and absolutely no meat- the fountain of youth, literally, running thru my body! As i'm sure the cognitive wheels of your expertise are spiraling ready solutions, I ask that you also factor in social-economic status, and workout regiment. From my perspective, the price of health food is aggressively over-inflated compared to the affordability of processed and junk foods; add to that a general inaccessibility to the impoverished & disenfranchised, and dysfunctional eating psychologies impregnating entire families (for generations). I prefer high energy, high impact, anaerobic & weight-lifting training activities. So, you can see a petite person's dilemma. Thanks so much for your time and thoughts. Ms. Tiffany

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    Greetings & Namaste,

    First, thank you for being U-activated!  So many potential energies unable to convert into kinetic activities because of our Earthly baggage(s).  Personally, I haven't found the right formula to keep my beautiful curves, which is the major reason I am not vegan/raw now.  In my perfect world, I'd have a great-tasting, non-dairy,wheat & gluten source of protein, juiced exotic veggie/fruit smoothies, yummy raw nuts/raisins, and absolutely no meat- the fountain of youth, literally, running thru my body!  As i'm sure the cognitive wheels of your expertise are spiraling ready solutions, I ask that you also factor in social-economic status, and workout regiment. From my perspective, the price of health food is aggresively over-inflated compared to the affordability of processed and junk foods; add to that a general inaccessibility to the impoverished & disenfranchised, and dysfunctional eating psychologies impregnating entire families (for generations). I prefer high energy, high impact, anaeorobic & weight-lifting training activities.  So, you can see a petite person's dilemma.  Thanks so much for your time and thoughts.  Ms. Tiffany Janine"

    Being raw or vegan does not have to be hard or expensive. The most inexpensive food are rice and beans. If you are budget consciense you should gravitate towards those foods. Stach based foods are super cheap. You should check out the book "eating vegan on 4 dollars a day" or any of Dr. Mcdougal's programs. 

    I run an online health/fitness/nutrition coaching program that can be found at www.theveganeffect.com. There you might find your answers. 

    Exercise programs do not have to be expensive either. I am a master at building fitness plans with the minimal of equipment. If all you have is your body weight than I can build you a 90 day plan. The same goes if all you have is a resistance band, exercise ball, dumbells, kettlebell, etc.

    If you need any advice or have specific questions you should check out my website and message me there.

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT VLC BMI

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    Q: I have noticed after I eat cook food my energy level goes down and the tired syndrome comes upon me. I have been eating salads and fruits for some time now I have given up meat and don't miss it I have also given up pasta but every so often I have yellow corn grits from arrow mills. Since it is gluten free and wheat free. Please advise on this. Also I need to know is there a new under ground list. I need electric greens and elixirs. Sometimes I eat a little throughout the day and be full is this normal? please advise.

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    Your yellow grits are fine!

    In re underground list, there's no underground list. All items that I have created are now available on-line @ www.dherbs.com

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    Q: How can I motivate myself to stick to healthy foods and exercise?

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    Hello,

    Motivating yourself to stick to healthy foods and exercise is not as difficult as you think.  The real reason people beleive it is difficult is because garbage foods are addictive, just like drugs.  Once you properly cleanse/detox your body (and brain), you will begin to crave raw fruits and vegetables just as you now crave your favoriate drug/food  If you don't beleive me, simply try it.  Contact DHerbs and get products to thorougly detox and cleanse your body, and eliminate parasites.  The cleaner you are internally, the more you will crave healthy foods and have the energy to exercise.  A dirty body does not want to move.  

    Of course there are many ways I can assist you in motivating yourself to adhere to the detox and cleansing until your healthy cravings kick in.  If you tell me a bit about your specific challenge I will respond with a bit on that as well.  

    I hope this was helpful.

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    Q: I purchased the FULL BODY DETOX COMPANION booklet and wanted to know if there is a list of starches in the food combining list. The book I downloaded doesn't show a list of preferred starches, or am I over looking a page in the book?

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    Starches are not on the chart. Most starches are tubers and we don't promote those. Grains are also starchy foods but these too are not listed. Most tubers and grains are not eaten raw so that's why they are not listed.

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    Q: It list THYROID FORMULA as number 4 and I've had my thyroid taken out so do I just skip taking that one or replace it with something else?

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    Despite removal of the thyroid gland you can still take the formula.

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    Q: WE ARE VEGETARIANS, AND WERE EATING A LOT OF SOY PRODUCTS UNTIL YOUR NEWS LETTER CAME OUT ABOUT SOY PRODUCTS. DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF THEY ARE ORGANIC SOY PRODUCTS? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ORGANIC YOGURT? It doesn't matter if the soy is organic or not! What's wrong with organic yogurt?

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    Please read our article "DANGEROUS DAIRY". There's plenty wrong with it! But remember, soy is far better than meat and dairy!

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    Q: I have come across several sites that list quinoa as being in the fruit family but this is very confusing to me since it appears to be a grain. My husband uses it as rice and cereal substitute and I am just wondering if it is mucus forming.

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    TECHNICALLY QUINOA IS A FRUIT BECAUSE YOU ARE CONSUMING THE SEEDS, BUT IT IS CONSIDERED A GRAIN. IT IS ALKALINE AND NOT MUCUS FORMING.

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    Q: What type of exercise is good for working out while on the Full Body Detox program? I'm afraid I won't have much energy and stamina for a high impact workout on a raw food diet. Any suggestions???

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    Thanks for the question,

     

    Exercises recommended:

    ·        Yoga

    ·        Light resistance training

    ·        Walking

    ·        Biking

    ·        Swimming

    ·        Trampoline

    ·        Pilates

    ·        Aerobics 

     

    It's best to keep exercise to a minimum. When you exercise your body pulls blood away from your core and into your limbs (fight or flight response). That directs blood away from your healing response. Also high impact or weight training requires more calories and more protein which will over work the organs that should be using their energy healing.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLC

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    Q: Tell me what exercise I can do while doing the Full Body Cleanse? Thank you.

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    Thanks for the question. During a detox you want to do low intensity weight bearing exercises that get the lymph system moving. Here are some recomendations.

    Exercises recommended:

    ·        Yoga

    ·        Light resistance training

    ·        Walking

    ·        Biking

    ·        Swimming

    ·        Trampoline

    ·        Pilates

    ·        Aerobics  

     

    Hope that answers your question. 

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT VLC BMI

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    Q: What types of herbal supplements would you advise for someone that has mixed connective tissue disease/lupus?

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    Please read our "LUPUS" article as we have already addressed this kind of pathology (helps to save us time too). Thank you for your understanding

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    Q: Do you have anything that will function like the human growth formula and turn back the hands of time? Also, I have two friends that have been complaining about the same problem lately. They each have a prolapsed uterus due to childbearing and are unfortunately causing them a host of other problems including UTIs and blood in their urine. Do you have any recommendations for a prolapsed uterus?

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    I highly recommend that these women try the 3-week Total Woman Cleanse (TWC).

    An exercise for prolapsed uterus involves anti-gravity exercise (placing legs higher than head for about 30-minutes). Lay on the floor with legs up on the sofa or perhaps against the wall. Gravity will pull on the uterus and in time pull it back in place.

    This exercise works well while performing the Total Woman Cleanse.

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    Q: I have fibroids and my doctor is suggesting that I have my uterus removed - which I'm totally against. Could you give me some information about herbal remedies I could take to help reduce the fibroids? Thanks. I look forward to your response.

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    Take a look at our 3-week Fibroid Buster kit and regimen. Read our free articles on fibroids too!

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    Q: Thank you very much for answering my question about the fibroid herbs and I have ordered your fibroid buster. The other question I failed to ask you is that I wanted some tips on what exercises I could do to lose some weight. Though I am not over weight, I was 125-128 lbs 1 year ago and today I am 145. I am 5ft 7 inches tall, so as you see I am not over weight, b

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    Exercises are not really necessary! Just take 3-weeks and perform the Weight Release Kit and Regimen and then once the excess weight is gone, modify your diet (watch what you eat), exercise as often as you can (if you choose to do so), cut out sugars, etc.

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    Q: I have had 4 c-sections. I've acquired numerous folds of scar tissue, on the inside of my body. Well now I'm pregnant again, and since my stomach is growing. The scar tissue is stretching, and creating a lot of pain. My doctor prescribes lortabs, which I'm scared to take. Instead I take tylenol, which I also don't like very much. Is there anything more natural and healthy to take to ease the pain than dangerous medications? I would like to protect me and my baby.

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    Please consider our Headache and Pain Formula, Enzymes Formula (helps heal scar tissue), and MSM Sulfur, which are 100% safe to take while pregnant. Take 3 capsules of each formula spaced out at least 2-3 hours a part.

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    Q: I am an avid weight lifter. My body has become accustomed to lifting. I may I continue to lift weights while on the Full-Body Detox?

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    Our literature on our site states you can keep doing all exercises while performing the Full-Body Detox!

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    Q: Thanks for your article about cancer. My relative is now taking wheat grass to assist with restoring her cells from radiation treatment. I decided to take wheat grass along with her, so I can stay healthy as well. Is wheat grass safe? Does it affect the liver and other organs in the body?

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    Wheat grass is safe and it positively affects everything in the body!

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    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)

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    Please consult our free article entitled â€PRE-NATAL HEALTHâ€as well as our â€HERBAL CHART†on our home page.

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    Q: Thank you for your responds to my letter. The reason why I want to gain weight is for a health reason not for looks. Society has nothing to do with me gaining weight. I'm 5'11 1/2" almost 6' and my weight is 137 lbs. Now to me I'm underweight for what I used to weight in my 20s. I was 150-160 lbs then but as I'd reached my 30s and having a lot of stress weigh down on me my eating habit as well my weight decrease to 120 - 130 lbs. So as you can see I had lost about 30-40 lbs. So yes I want to gain my weight so I can be happy and healthy. I understand that "gaining weight is gaining waste" if you are doing for the society or physical appearance. But that's not what I'm looking for, I'm doing it for my health. So if there a way for me to put the weight on; do you have a suggestion. I will appreciate it if not then thank you for taking the time to read my letters.

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    THE BEST WAY TO PUT THE WEIGHT BACK ON IS VIA EXERCISING (WEIGHT LIFTING), PERFORMING VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES (SEEING YOURSELF WITH THE WEIGHT ON YOU) AND PERHAPS OVEREATING GOOD VEGAN FOOD

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