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Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Detoxing

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It is not recommended for a woman to detoxify her body while pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

The first trimester is Nature's appointed time frame of detoxifying the female body in preparation of holding a fetus. Many women experience morning sickness during this time period. It is most common for so-called 'morning sickness' to occur in the morning time because this is the time that the body expels from all the detoxification that takes place at night during sleep hours.

Based upon the foregoing, pregnant women do not need to detox or perform a detox regimen or program (i.e. Full Body Detox). However, they may simply drink herbal tea that facilitates gentle cleansing of the body, i.e. Dherbs.Com "Detox Tea."

Pregnant women should instead concentrate on developing a strong uterus and cervix and providing the body and the developing baby nourishment during the First Trimester and this can be done with the use of herbs and consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables (including fruit and vegetable juice).

So during the first three months (and actually, all 9 months) of pregnancy don't concentrate on detoxing; concentrate on nourishment (minerals, trace elements, vitamins, B-vitamins, amino acids, etc.).

The uterus is a female's sixth eliminative channel and certain detoxing herbs could stimulate the uterus to expel toxins while the fetus is developing; this could cause the uterus to expel, resulting in spontaneous abortion. The same thing could also happen if a pregnant woman were to ingest herbs with an oxytocic or parturient (uterine-contracting) effect. These herbs would cause uterine contractions that could also induce spontaneous abortion.


So just eat plenty of organic raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts and drink plenty of good fruit and vegetable juice and water while pregnant (all 9 months) and you will be providing your body with cleansing material as well as nourishment. Do not worry about or focus on detoxing while pregnant, but instead, only focus on nutrition.

Breastfeeding and Detoxing

While breastfeeding, do not concentrate on detoxifying the body. Continue to focus on nutrition because that's what the growing baby needs.

Even though the woman may be thinking about detoxing (because of some apparent disease, i.e. genital herpes, HPV, etc.) the body is concerned with nourishing the baby and the mother first and foremost.

And again, many foods (including herbs) have a cleansing effect due to their alkaline nature or makeup. So if a breastfeeding woman eats right while breastfeeding, she and the baby will receive healing, cleansing, and nourishment simultaneously.

The breasts are not eliminative channels so the body would never allow the source for baby food to become a cleansing channel, especially if a baby was nurturing on the breasts. Even if a woman did consume detoxifying herbs (i.e. herbal bitters) she would not expel toxins via her breasts because her body would block such activity for the breastfeeding baby's sake and send the toxins to one of the six eliminative channels in a woman's body, i.e. liver, colon, lungs, kidneys, skin, and uterus.

Remember, breast milk is totally dependent upon what you consume and are made up of as a woman. If you drink beer, it will find its way to the breasts. The body is not detoxing; it is merely sending to the breasts what's in the bloodstream.

So a pregnant woman can most definitely take herbs while breastfeeding, but they should be the right kinds of herbs, i.e. mild/gentle cleansing herbs such as chickweed and sarsaparilla as well as galactagogue herbs that help increase and enhance the flow of breast milk.

So in closing, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not cleanse or detox (especially with one of the Dherbs.com 3-week or 10-day cleanses). Wait until the baby no longer feeds on the breasts and then begin your cleansing.

And if you really feel the need to perform a cleanse while pregnant or during breastfeeding months, make sure the cleanse or detox program is in liquid form (i.e., tea, tincture/extract).


Oxytocic (uterine-contracting) herbs

Oxytocic and parturient herbs can be taken during the last month (and especially the last week) of pregnancy for pregnancy facilitation purposes.

  • Beth or Birth Root
  • Black Cohosh
  • Black Haw
  • Blue Cohosh
  • Canada Snakeroot
  • Crampbark
  • Pennyroyal
  • Rue
  • Squawvine
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    Q: Is true that blue, and black cohosh can cause a miscarriage?

    A:

    Because they are oxytocic in nature, which means they make the uterus contract. Taking too much of them during pregnancy, may result in a miscarriage. Please read the following article entitled Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Detoxing.

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    Q: Are there any herbs that pregnant women should avoid during their pregnancy? My wife is pregnant and I'm thinking of ordering some herbs for her. Thank you.

    A:

    A pregnant woman should avoid goldenseal, pennyroyal, rue, blue cohosh, black cohosh, beth or birth root, and cramp bark to name a few. Take the time to read our "Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Detoxing."

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    Q: I am getting close to my due date, and I've been buying as many natural and organic products I can. Do you suggest any I can use? How do you feel about hydrogenated castor oil?

    A:

    We are not fans of hydrogenated castor oil.

    Please take time to read the following article:
    Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Detoxing

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    Q: I am interested in your products for detoxing, but I am breastfeeding a 5 month old baby. I was told that when detoxing while breastfeeding, the toxins will come out first through my breast milk. Do you know if this is true? If so, I obviously will need to wait.

    A:

    The Body Intelligence directs toxins to other eliminative channels in a breastfeeding woman, however, the herbs get into the milk supply in a portion healthy for the baby so that the baby also benefits from the herbs. My ex-wife took a bunch of Alfalfa capsules one day and pumped some breast milk and the milk came out green! That was some very good and nutritional breast milk. So the Boby Intelligence will give the baby the good and your body will deal with the bad.

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    Q: I am interested in your products for detoxing, but I am breastfeeding a 5 month old baby. I was told that when detoxing while breastfeeding, the toxins will come out first through my breast milk. Do you know if this is true? If so, I obviously will need to wait. Thank you.

    A:

    The Body Intelligence directs toxins to other eliminative channels in a breastfeeding woman, however, the herbs get into the milk supply in a portion healthy for the baby so that the baby also benefits from the herbs. My ex-wife took a bunch of Alfalfa capsules one day and pumped some breast milk and the milk came out green! That was some very good and nutritional breast milk. So the Body Intelligence will give the baby the good and your body will deal with the bad.

    Thank you for your interest!

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    Q: I have been inquiring about curing genital herpes for the last couple months. I was advised to order the Full Body Detox 1st, then the Anti-Viral Cleanse and Regimen. I read in one of the Q&A that you should not detox at all while pregnant. What else is there for people in my situation to do to cure this disease while pregnant? I just found out that I was expecting, and was about to order the products at the same time. I do not want to abort my child due to someone passing along this terrible disease to me. I have alot of faith in God, and want healing as soon as I can receive it. I do not know what to do at this point. I feel I waited to long to try the products, but my money situation was not right. I just want to maintain a healthy system for my child. It is not his/her fault, and I do not want to punish my child for my wrongdoings. Is there anything hopeful that can be advised. Please help me!

    A:

    Please read our articles. You need knowledge because both fear, and ignorance stem from lack of knowledge. Read our articles on Pregnancy i.e. Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Detoxing. Perform the 10-day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse while pregnant but no other cleanse, okay!

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    Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Detoxing

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    Q: I have a five month old baby boy can I do the FULL BODY DETOX NOW while I'm nursing? Feel like I really need a detox.

    A:

    Please read the article â€PREGNANCY, BREASTFEEDING, AND DETOXING†which you can find on our site under "Articles." Great article and information! Please read! Thank you kindly!

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    Q: My best friend is pregnant, and she developed Diabetes. She is now at 28 weeks. She already met the nutritionist, and changed her eating habits. I strong believe in alternative medicine. I would like your recommendation before having her try any products, since she's pregnant.

    A:

    10-Day Electric Greens Cleanse. Highly recommended and great for pregnancy and diabetes!

    Please take time to read the following articles:
    Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Detoxing
    Pre-Natal Health

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    Q: I've read that it's not a good idea to start a detox program while breastfeeding because the toxins are released through the milk to the baby. It that true or is there something I can start doing to detox before I wean my son?

    A:

    THE BREASTS ARE NOT ELIMINATIVE CHANNELS SO TOXINS WON'T BE ELIMINATED VIA THE BREASTS. IF ANYTHING, THE BREASTS MANIFESTS WHAT'S IN THE BLOODSTREAM (OR WHAT'S EATEN)? WE DON'T RECOMMEND DETOXING WHILE BREASTFEEDING BECAUSE THE HERBS ARE TOO POTENT AND A WOMAN SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON THE BABY'S NEEDS MORE THAN HER OWN UNTIL THE BABY IS DONE WITH THE BREASTS.

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    Q: Can you do the full body detox and the parasite and worms cleanse while brestfeeding? If not, what are the concerns? Thanks, Rebekah RESPONSE: If I'm pregnant, can I still detox?

    A:

    We do not recommend detoxing (or any other kit/cleanse) while you're pregnant. Many women are already very toxic and detoxing can cause serious healing induced shock to the body which may cause complications during the pregnancy. Therefore, it is best to detox before or after pregnancy.

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    Q: Please reply to this (I will not buy from you unless you reply to my email; I want to check some things with you before I buy): 1- Please tell me if the following products in your website can be taken by pregnant women: folic acid, iron phosphate, bioflavonoid formula, iodine phosphate, multi vitamins and minerals, vitamin c formula, b-vitamin complex, iron phosphate tea? 2- I want to buy all the nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) that I need for my baby (I'm 3 months pregnant). If I buy the multi vitamins and minerals, do I need to supplement any additional products that I mentioned above (esp. folic acid, vitamin c, iron, b-vitamin complex)? 3- I also want to buy Eklampein formula, prenatal laxative, prenatal formula, healthy pregnancy, and prenatal tea. Since I can't buy all the products that I mentioned in this email; I need your help to buy less. Because the ones that I will buy; I will buy enough to last me about 5/6 months (so I will still be buying so many from you even if I buy 3 or 4 different products). I don't have enough money; please work with me and tell me which ones I need for complete prenatal care and since I will be buying too many; please give me discount (so I can afford it and take good care of myself and my baby in the same time).

    A:

    Folic acid, iron phosphate, bioflavonoid formula, iodine phosphate, multi vitamins and minerals, vitamin c formula, b-vitamin complex, iron phosphate tea can all be taken by a pregnant woman. You could delete bioflavonoid and B-vitamin complex though and still get necessary nutrition for your pregnancy. And yes, Dherbs.Com will give you a nice discount on a large order. Now here's what I would personally suggest for a great pre-natal regimen: PRE-NATAL FORMULA ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD VITAMIN C FORMULA IODINE PHOSPHATE FOLIC ACID IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA PRE-NATAL TEA PRENATAL LAXATIVE (optional)

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    Q: I am nine weeks pregnant and having a difficult time. Before I was pregnant I was on an incredible herbal regimen that had me feeling like superwoman. But my herbalist is not very knowledgeable of what herbs are safe for pregnant women. I eat healthy, taken all-natural prenatal vitamins, but would like to do more to get that "Superwoman" feeling back. Is there a book u could recommend that might help educate me as to which herbs are safe and which to avoid during pregnancy?

    A:

    I know the feeling you're talking about. There are many books on herbs and pregnancy.

    Check out these 2 books:

    "Herbal Healing For Women" by Rosemary Gladstar

    "The Complete Woman's Herbal" by Anne McIntyre

    Herbs to avoid while pregnant include all OXYTOCIC herbs or herbs that make the uterus contract, i.e. Black Haw, Beth Root, Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, etc.; all ABORTAFACIENT (abortion-inducing herbs) such as Pennyroyal, Rue, etc.

    Study up on abortaficient herbs and oxytocic herbs and you'll be fine.

    Read our article on Pre Natal Health on our site under "Articles."

    You can have a healthy all-natural pregnancy and delivery.

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    Q: Good day. I am having uterine retention, and I am in the first trimester of my pregnancy (9 wks). I am told that the retention is caused by an enlarged uterus that is pushing up on my cervix, causing blockage to the urethra. They have done a sonogram and bloodwork. Fibroids found, but not to explain the enlarged size of my uterus. What do you recommend to naturally assist my body? Thank you for your time.

    A:

    I really don't recommend healing while pregnant, however, the best cleanse that you could perform while pregnant (that would also help the baby nutrition-wise) would be to perform the 10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse. Drink plenty of Red Raspberry Tea too during your entire pregnancy. Like, 2-3 cups daily!

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    Q: What herbs can help shrink a tumor in the pancreas? And are there any herbs that will help with cancer in the pancreas?

    A:

    Chaparral, goldenseal, maitake mushroom, and comfrey root are all good herbs, for both pancreas tumors and pancreatic cancer.

    For pancreatic cancer we recommend to first perform the Full Body Cleanse, followed by the 10 Day Electric Greens Combo Regimen and lastly complete the Pancreas Cleanse. While detoxing overdose on vegetable juice (green veggies).  After completing the cleansing process we recommend taking 3 capsules of the Pancreas Formula 2-3 times a day, also begin with these individual formulas; Alchemist Gold, and Oxy-Drops.

    Other formulas we sell that can help heal from cancer are: Mushroom Combo, Anti-Tumor Formula, Anti-Tumor Extract

     

     

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    Q: After I heal my specific problem, what herbs do you suggest should be used on a regular basis to keep me healthy for the rest of my life or should I continue to take herbs everyday?

    A:

    Glad to hear Dherbs is benefiting you! Herbs for health are: Electric Greens Combo, Multi-Vitamin and Minerals B-Vitamin Complex, Alchemist GoldElectric Greens Combo, Vitamin C Formula, and Iodine Formula.

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    Q: I am a woman who happens to be diabetic and now I am pregnant. I would like to know what foods I should eat and restrain from while I am still pregnant. I am also taking insulin to keep my blood sugar levels low enough as not to harm my baby. They are telling me I need to eat dairy and meat to meet the dietary requirements for a healthy baby. Please help me. As I know you know better.

    A:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. New life is such a wonderful thing!

    I recommend that you drink our Pancreas tea (1-2 cups a day).

    Eat plenty of cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Abstain from dairy products and meat products. These are no good for African people. If anything, eat meat-less (vegan) alternatives -- you can find plenty in our Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual ($11).

    Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. You can eat steamed vegetables and brown and/or wild rice (with vegan chicken if you like). Just switch meat for vegan products and switch to non-dairy products or dairy alternatives (which can be found in the Alternative Diet and Lifestyle manual).

    For great nutrition for your baby, I recommend the following Dherbs formulas: PRE-NATAL FORMULA, VITAMIN C FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, and Iodine Phosphate.

    For natural sugar, try Stevia, Agave Nectar, and/or maple syrup.

    I have 3 beautiful, healthy, and precocious vegan babies. A vegan diet coupled with proper nutrition makes for a healthy mother and child -- GUARANTEED!

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    Q: I was looking at your recipes for infant milk. I am breast feeding but need to wean. I was interested in giving him rice milk (Rice Dream enriched with vitamin a, c, and other vitamins). However, the website says not for use as infant formula. Why would this not be a good substitute? What would this be lacking? Why is your recipe a complete formula for proper infant nutrition? Please Help a concerned new mom!

    A:

    Rice Dream is fortified with SYNTHETIC nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and therefore it's not a good source of organic nutrition. If you use Rice Dream, please fortify it with organic nutrition like Dherbs.com Moringa Seed Extract, and Iodine Phosphate Extract (add 5 dropperfuls of each formula to infant milk).

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    Q: I was looking at your recipies for infant milk. I am breastfeeding but need to wean. I was interested in giving him rice milk (Rice Dream enriched with vit a, c,and other vitamins). However, the website says not for use as infant formula. Why would this not be a good substitute? What would this be lacking? Why is your recipie a complete formula for proper infant nutrition? Please Help a concerned new mom!

    A:

    Rice Dream is fortified with SYNTHETIC nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and therefore it's not a good source of organic nutrition. If you use Rice Dream, please fortify it with organic nutrition like Dherbs.com Moringa Seed Extract and Iodine Phosphate Extract (add 5 dropperfuls of each formula to infant milk).

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    Q: How safe is The Moringa Formula, and what are the side effects?

    A: The Moringa Formula is the perfect nutritional supplement. Known as the Tree of Life, it contains more than 90 nutrients including 40 powerful antioxidants. In fact, practically every part of the plant contains important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids, and various phenolics. It is rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. A good source of Vitamin E, B-vitamins, minerals, B-Complex, Essential Fatty Acids.

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    Q: My question is what could be causing my puffy eyes? I've had them for probably 6 or 8 months now (maybe more). They sometimes will have a little darkness added to them. Sometimes I wake up and whatever side I've been laying on, that eye will be even more swollen than the other side, but they are usually the puffiest when I first wake up. Sometimes it looks like I've been bopped in the eye in my sleep. I've cut out a lot of the processed foods and stay away from sugars for the most part. I drink only water and juice once a day (5 carrots, 1 green apple, 1" ginger root, handful of parsley and 1/2 beet with greens. I get plenty of rest (although I've always had a hard time feeling rested) but not sure if the eyes have anything to do with rest. It seems more like it has to do with something else internally. What advice can you give and what supplements would you recommend. I'm currently taking your Multi-Vitamins and Minerals formula along with your VITAMIN B COMPLEX (which I love them both). Have been on them for about 1 1/2 weeks now I guess. I also take your CANDIDA BUSTER and the COLON FORMULA (I was having a problem with constipation for the past couple months, did some of your recommended enemas but for some reason my body still seems to get stopped up easily lately).

    A:

    OUR â€EYE PROBLEMS†ARTICLE GOES OFF INTO MORE DETAIL ON THIS INQUIRY, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, WORK ON YOUR KIDNEYS AND CIRCULATION, BELOVED. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR CIRCULATION IS BEING CUT OFF, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LIE DOWN OR SLEEP. DRINK PLENTY OF PARSLEY AND CUCUMBER JUICE. GOOD DHERBS.COM COMPOUNDS INCLUDE EYES FORMULA, KIDNEYS AND BLADDER, AND CIRCUL-AID FORMULA.

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