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Beetle Juice

Unbeknownst to many individuals, when they drink certain beverages that have a reddish or dark orange tint to it, chances are they are drinking beetle or bug juice. http://dherbs.com/images/dherbs400x400.jpg
The cochineal beetle is a small insect that lives on the prickly pear cactus plants in Central and South America. The female beetles feed off the red cactus berries and store the red color in their bodies. This dye is called carmine and it can be removed to color various products.

History

The Aztecs successfully cultivated cochineal insects for thousands of years. They managed to create larger species that produced brighter shades of red. It was initially used for medicine, pain, and cosmetics. The red dye became very desirable in the Middle East where it was used for textiles and carpets. Today, Peru is the world's largest producer of cochineal but it can also be found in South Africa, Chile, Bolivia, and the Canary Islands.

In the 1970s, after research found that synthetic red dyes-especially red dye #2 and E123-were connected to cancer, ADD, asthma and hyperactivity, natural red dyes such as carmine gained popularity.

Uses

It has been added to many processed foods such as candy, ice cream, yogurt, puddings, cookies, cherries, fruit juice, and liquor due to its bright coloring.

Cosmetics that are colored primarily pink, red, or brown may contain traces of cochineal. Cochineal can be mixed with other natural colorings to produce a wide range of colors.

Beetle Juice is considered non-toxic and a safe alternative to synthetic dyes. The US Food and Drug Administration requires products using carmine to label appropriately, as some people are allergic to it.

Since it's derived from a living being, products using cochineal or carmine are NOT vegan, vegetarian or Kosher. An friendly alternative is lycopene, the red pigment extracted from tomatoes.

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    Q: If you could only consume one of these juices every day which would it be green juice or wheatgrass juice.

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    I'd probably opt for vegetable juice despite the fact that wheat grass is very nutritional.

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    Q: Hotep, Can You juice Collard Greens for your Arthritis, if not what food plants are good to juice?

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    Don't juice collard greens. Juice parsley, cilantro, spinach, and celery.

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    Q: Have you heard that drinking beet juice with a table or teaspoon of black strap molasses gets rid of fibroids? Beet juice purifies the blood. But, this has to be done everyday.

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    I disagree that beet juice and blackstrap molasses cures fibroid tumors. You can't check emotions, the cause of all disease, by taking something physical such as beet juice and molasses. That's too easy. You have to cleanse the whole body, and wholistically so, to heal from any disease.

    Visit our university on our site under "Articles" and begin to learn the truth about healing.

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    Q: Is it better to eat one meal a day, just juice?

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    Eat as you feel like eating, as long as it is RAW! Listen to your body.

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    Q: I started my full body detox program yesterday and this morning I stopped into Jamba Juice to get a wheatgrass shot. I also got a pomegranate juice, strawberry, peach and mango drink with a mega green tea boost...I drank maybe about 4 oz of the drink and trashed it. I had the worst headache I've ever experienced in my life! Was it from the sugar in the juice? They claim to be all-natural or was it from the fasting? Would you recommend this establishment for those seeking to get their body clean?

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    Yes my dear! Jamba Juice saturates their fruit in SUGAR before freezing them and your Jamba Juice drink created a serious headache for you to let you know that your body was cleansing and the drink was toxic to your cleansing.

    It's best to stay on raw fruit and vegetable juices during your detox. Or, try some of the recipes for smoothies, vegetable juice, and delicious herbal teas mentioned and listed in the Full Body Detox Companion ($20)

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    Q: What foods can I juice to get the proper daily amount of minerals, vitamins? I dont want to take supplements. Feel free to direct me to a link or website etc. Thank you for your time! Peace!

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    You can juice fruits and vegetables for nutrition, Beloved. Jucie fruits and vegetables separately though! They all provide nutrition. Fruits and vegetables are the best

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    If he doesn't like the tea, he just doesn't like it. Don't force it on him. Yes, the elixir can be taken with juice. Let's talk about his situation sometime. I'm creating a new article on ADD at present which should be out soon!

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    Drink as much water to flush your system out until you can order the necessary herbal products. Drink aloe vera juice (mornings) as well as cranberry juice (unsweetened) in the afternoons.

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    Q: Can you explain to me what's making my vigina burn after having sex and what cranberry juice is good for? Thanks.

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    Your vagina could be burning after sex due to lack of vaginal lubrication, STD that you are unaware of, etc. Cranberry Juice (unsweetened) is good for urinary tract infections and healing STDs.

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    Organic salad dressing is a healthy alternative, but because they're bottled they usually contain preservatives to sustain their condition on store shelves. We recommend sticking to raw and fresh ingredients like using extra virgin olive oil as a base for homemade dressings. Adding apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, sea salts and other spices are common ingredients for homemade dressings.

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    Suppression is not cure or healing! You can't solve a problem by suppressing it! A suppressed appetite will manifest in some other area, i.e., an enormous appetite for sex, shopping, drugs, etc. Just because a thing is natural doesn't mean you are addressing the root of the problem, Beloved! It's much deeper than suppressing!

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    Q: I am a medium brown colored black male, age 41. I am conscious about what I eat. However, I am experience spotty scalp discolorations on my head scalp and neck area. There are like an almost white color. Dermatologists can't help it. It just comes and goes. I can not figure out what it is? I don’t drink sodas, fried foods, I am big on fruits, vegetables, salads, and I take omega 3fish oil, vitamin E. I wear my hair cut low bald style and would like to know what can return my skin color back to an even tone. Please HELP. I urgently want to remedy this problem.

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    ANY SKIN PROBLEM IS A BLOOD PROBLEM. WORK ON CLEANSING YOUR BLOOD AND MAKING SURE YOUR BODY GETS THE ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS IT REQUIRES.

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    MS is easy to heal, but it will take more than changing one's diet and lifestyle. Thoughts, thinking, attitude, and outlook on life must also change!

    In re herbs, I don't have to deal with the potency or quality of Dherbs formulas. We use the BEST herbs available and we really do get our herbs from the countries we say they come from unlike other herbalists who are very convincing and charming when they speak, but which personal research will lead you to discover the truth that herbs allegedly coming from Africa are in fact coming from East Los Angeles, California.

    Ask for proof that herbs allegedly coming from Africa really are coming from Africa.

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    Quality of herbs? I use divination in addition to the fact of knowing where the herb comes from and color, smell, and texture of herb for purposes of potency. Herbs coming from the East are the most potent; however, all herbs work and will work and that's a fact. Grafted plants? Any plant that has cultivated on Earth within 10,000 years is unnatural, to be technical!

    Honduras for healing? Planet Earth is a free will zone. We have choice. If you choose to go to Honduras and spend mucho dollars, have a good time. May you find the healing retreat you desire.

    I give Sebi props, because when it comes to herbs and biochemistry, the man is a giant, and very common sensical -- makes a lot of sense!

    These days it seems that people are contrasting Dherbs.com with Usha Research Institute (Dr. Sebi), but we are really on the same page; though there are a few differences. However, we are both doing the same thing; Dherbs is just doing it far cheaper while simultaneously providing the best herbs and more herbs in individual formulas.

    We are the BEST! New Body Products (Dr. Paul Goss), Fig Tree (Dr. Sebi), Nature's Sunshine, et al., are all good, but Dherbs is the best! We are more than an herb company. We help enlighten people the world over.

    In all due honesty, I would tell you to go Dr. Sebi's route since that's where your energy is. If you don't get the results you desire and/or your money runs short in dealing with him, Dherbs will be here for you offering a plethora of products no other herb company is offering. Plus, you'll be able to afford them!

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    I apologize if I come off as arrogant. I really do! It's not arrogance, just SELF-CONFIDENCE!

    I applaud you for taking the path you have decided to take and I'm glad you have arrived at the herbs, the true physical medicine of man. Regardless of who's herbs you take, just take them (instead of man-made drugs/medicine).

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    Q: My daughter is now 6 years old and at the age of 1 was diagnosed with asthma. She was on albuterol and predisone for 4 years off and on and only taking the medicine when her asthma flared up. While she was on this medicine I noticed that she had lack of an appetite. I started giving her organic milk and keeping her tightly clothed in the winter and by the time she was 4.5 years I got it under control that she didn't have an attack for a year. During that year I noticed that she eats. She constantly wants to eat, and her stomach is getting bigger even though she is highly active. I'm pretty sure the medicine had something to do with this. She recently had a slight attack 3 months ago, and I've been looking all over the place for something natural to give her when she does have asthma attacks instead of giving her that medicine which is poisoning her system. If I gave her a Children's Detox would this help with the bloating of her stomach? What can I give her that is natural and effective to help with the asthma should it occur again?

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    Let the child perform the Children's Detox. Give her pear juice, plum juice, and prune juice periodically. The child sounds constipated. If the stomach is bloated and growing, clearly the child is backed up. Feed the child more fruits and vegetables (as they are loaded with enzymes which help with bowel movements).

    The asthma can be knocked out with the herbs Mullein leaf, Eucalyptus, Lobelia, and Wild Cherry Bark. Give them to the child in tea form. Alternate the teas, switching them up, making sure she drinks all of them. Mullein leaf by far is the best. Asthma is nothing but a mucus condition. Rub essential oil of Eucalyptus on the child's chest before bedtime. First rub on some olive oil, and then apply the essential oil of Eucalyptus. We have a great Respiratory inhaler made with the best essential oils for lung conditions such as asthma.

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    Q: My question is I use to have a very caramel complexion or fair complexion when I was in West Africa. Ghana. But when I move USA out here over the course of the years my complexion has change drastically from fair to totally dark. Do you know why this happen? And what can I do to retain my color back. My second question is recently I notice some sort of bumps around the low part of my eye on both side. It’s about couple of them. I don't know why. It keep disappearing and coming back again. Any way I can make my eyes look whiter and brighter. My eye color looks like orange or yellowish and I don't smoke but drink socially. Help me out.

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    Change of climate, Beloved. You went from a healthy environment to an unhealthy one. You are having eye problems because there is something you need to see that you have been unable or unwilling to see so far. It could be on the emotional level, logical level, etc. but it pertains to some area of your life. The whites of your eyes are yellowish because your liver is toxic. Clean your liver - consider performing the FULL BODY DETOX.

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    Q: Why do people enjoy drinking beer, wine, and hard liquor? If it's because of the feeling they derive from it, is there a natural alternative for internal (extract, etc.) or external(lighting, scent, etc.) use that can give people the same feeling?

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    People enjoy spirits (alcohol) for many reasons. Most people are just simply brainwashed; that's all!

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    Q: My youngest son had a very bright green stool last night and I saw that it means acidic foods that he has eaten... I am kind of just getting the hang of this eating right and haven't been hard on the kids with it... what I want to know is what am I supposed to feed a two year old that won't hurt him? I want him to be healthy.

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    Feed him food: fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and some grains! Try vegan food options. You can find many entrees at Whole Foods Market!

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    Q: Where Does Dherbs.Com Obtain Their Herbs From?

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    Because Dherbs.Com utilizes numerous herbs in our formulas, including many rare and exotic herbs, Dherbs.Com has numerous herb suppliers. Our herbs come from North America (United States, Mexico, Canada), Africa, Central and South America, Asia, India, Europe, the Caribbean, and Australia to name a few. Dherbs.Com is international when it comes to herbs for our formulas. It is Dherbs.Com policy not to divulge the name of its herbal suppliers (just as most other herbal companies will not divulge such information nor will pharmaceutical drug companies). However, we list EVERY herbal ingredient we use in each formula if folks want to research the products or the ingredients used in the products.

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