Frequently Asked Questions

Most Commonly Asked Questions

 

Q – Are the makers of The Forgotten Foods doctors?

Q – What’s in the name The Forgotten Foods…Remembered?

Q – Why Chinese Herbalism?

Q – Why our customers trust our products?

Q – Are there any side effects when taking The Forgotten Foods products?

Q - What is Superior Herbalism?

Q – What are the Six Qualifications of Superior Herbalism?

Q - Who can consume these products?

Q – How do I take the products?

Q – What can I expect when taking The Forgotten Foods products?

Q – Can these products be used to lose weight?

Q – How soon will I see results?

Q – When taken as directed, how long will these products last?

Q – Can any of these products be used as survival food?

Q - Can I take Forgotten Foods products with my medications?

Q – Can I take The Forgotten Foods products with my chemotherapy?

Q – Can I take The Forgotten Foods products with Dialysis treatments?

Q - Can my dog take these supplements?

 

Q – Are the makers of The Forgotten Foods doctors?


A – No. We are not doctors. We do not diagnose, prescribe, cure or heal. We address the doctor within you. As makers of Chinese herbal tonics, we make suggestions based on the properties of the herbs used and their formulations. All information is provided for informational purposes only. Any information presented herein is not intended to substitute the advice provided to you by your own physician or health care provider. All health supplements or products purchased contain clearly labeled product packaging, which must be read to ensure proper use. All information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

Q – What’s in the name The Forgotten Foods…Remembered?


A – We live in a world where we are discovering, that everything that we learned about eating does not support life. Our daily regimen of ingesting foods is largely for palate pleasing purposes. We have become addicted to taste and convenience. As a result, our society is ridden with excessive ill health. This lifestyle has created an artificial and processed way around eating which has separated us from knowing the true source of nourishment and regeneration. What we have forgotten is that complete nutrition can only come from Mother Nature…and it’s time to remember this as a way of life. Now more than ever before Mother Nature is revealing herself to us in wonderful nutrition-filled superfoods, which have long been forgotten. To survive these times, we need more than regular foods…we need The Forgotten Foods. It’s just that simple.

 

Q – Why Chinese Herbalism?


A – Chinese Herbalism is the oldest documented health care system in the world. It is the system of herbal healthcare developed in Asia over the last 5,000 years! The Chinese have chronicled their discoveries and have passed the knowledge along from generation to generation creating the most fully developed sophisticated herbal system in the world.
It is based on the great classic, The Divine Farmer's Classic of Herbalism, the oldest herbal text known in the world. This classic was in fact the work of a large number of physicians and herbal masters compiled and written over many centuries. It is so remarkable because it presented an organized system of categorizing the herbs, a method that is still effective, makes sense and is still used today. It has been tried and proven over time…why not Chinese Herbalism?

 

Q – Why our customers trust our products?


A - One of the simple truths about our company, that separates us from the rest, is our story. Our business was birthed out of popular demand…not profit motivations. Friends, family and community encouraged and insisted that we make these tonics available to them and the public. They were first created for Baratunde, the herbalist, his wife and family. The original intention set for these products was ‘how do I create the most potent product possible for my family?’ Baratunde, sincerely set out to create these powerful Tonics for his family…the idea of business came second, to the idea of quality and potency…and he spared no expense. This is what we mean by the “private stock” series, which you will see on all of our tonic bottles. Because Baratunde is a serious connoisseur, these are true connoisseur standards. He allows us to share in his private stock. Our customers know that our story is a story of integrity and humble beginnings.

 

Q – Are there any side effects when taking The Forgotten Foods products?


A – No, Forgotten Foods products are safe and non-toxic with no contraindications if taken as directed. Because they are broad spectrum our customers experience many positive effects. However, when occasional symptoms occur, these are signs of the body naturally cleansing itself. Also note that The Forgotten Foods focuses on Superior Herbalism, which in Chinese Herbalism means that a Superior Herb can have no negative side effects when used reasonably.

 

Q - What is Superior Herbalism?


A - Chinese herbalism has traditionally been divided into three fundamental levels. These three levels were first described in the original classic of Chinese herbalism, attributed to the emperor Shen Nong approximately three thousand years ago. They are the Inferior, General and Superior class. Unlike the Inferior and General classes, the Superior class is the only class that is not used as medicines. They control the maintenance and protection of life, so the taking of these herb foods in larger amounts or over a long period of time is not harmful. If you wish to prolong the years of life without illness and age gracefully, you should consider, as a way of life, ingesting these herb foods on a regular basis. There are Six Qualifications of Superior Herbalism.

 

Q – What are the Six Qualifications of Superior Herbalism?


A - Only herbs that meet specific qualifications are ranked as a Superior Herb in the Chinese herbal system. For an herb to be recognized as a Superior or Tonic herb, that herb must have been found over many centuries to meet six specific qualifications:

  1. A Superior Herb must contain at least one of the Three Treasures in such abundance that it can contribute to the building and maintenance of that Treasure in one who consumes it. Some of the Tonic Herbs used in The Forgotten Foods formulations contain just one of the Treasures, some contain two and some contain all three.
  2. A Superior Herb must aid in the attainment of a long life.
  3. A Superior Herb must have broad and profound health-promoting actions that result in a radiantly healthy life.
  4. A Superior Herb must have no negative side-effects when used reasonably, and therefore may be taken continuously over a long period of time if desired, yielding cumulative, long-term benefits. This emphasis on safety is in accordance with the first law of Chinese herbalism---'Do no harm.'
  5. A Superior Herb must help balance our emotional and psychic energy so as to help improve one's state of spiritual and emotional well being and happiness.
  6. A Superior Herb must taste good enough to be consumed easily and must be easily digestible and assimilate well when prepared correctly. Most of the herbs in the Tonic category do taste good and in fact, any of the Tonic herbs may be used in healthy cooking to complete our nutritional needs.

 

Q - Who can consume these products?


A – Men, women and children, with the exception of new-borns and infants. Lactating mothers should transfer these vital nutrients via breastfeeding. Pregnant women should avoid Blood Regenerating during their first trimester of pregnancy.

 

Q – How do I take the products?


A – Our customers find that The Forgotten Foods products are very user friendly. It is suggested that most of The Forgotten Foods Tonics be taken 2 squirts in the morning and 2 squirts before bed. The Powders will vary according to your personal regiment. However, please read the suggested use labels on each product.

 

Q – What can I expect when taking The Forgotten Foods products?


A - THE FORGOTTEN FOODS programs will accomplish all kinds of major tasks, i.e.

  • Builds and protects our health so that we can live life optimally,
  • Fortifies the five major organs,(heart, kidney, liver, lungs and spleen), 
  • Assist’s in detoxifying the body, 
  • Provides nutrition and oxygen to the cells and body tissues, 
  • Strengthens the immune system,
  • Increases your ability to handle stress and to adapt to all changes taking place around you, 
  • Increases adaptability,
  • Kills bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, anti-tumor, anti-diabetic, immune enhancing, anti-viral, anti-fatiguing, cholesterol reducing, anti-candida, anti-aging, and enhance the oxygen-absorbing capacity in the lungs, thereby enhancing stamina, 
  • Increases physical, mental and emotional endurance,
  • Sexual Health,
  • Addresses dis-ease in the body,
  • Builds deep essence, 
  • Assist’s in balancing all major systems of the body (i.e., metabolic, neurological, endocrine, circulatory, excretory, reproductive, digestive, respiratory, etc.),
  • Cultivates and natural radiant glow.

 

Q – Can these products be used to lose weight?


A – Yes.  All of our Emerald Greens (EMG) products are used by many to naturally help suppress the appetite.  Because this formulation is a complete nutritional system, it nutritionally feeds the cells, tissues and blood stream so that you do not crave empty calories.  We have many customers who use the EMG’s to fast, diet or just eat less. Some say it works even if you’re not consciously trying. We suggest that you make a quart to liter size and sip through the day. (Because they are adaptogenic herbs, if you do not need to lose weight, you won’t).

 

Q – How soon will I see results?


A – Everything under the sun takes time to grow. Nature, time and patience are the 3 greatest healers. If you have a condition, it took time to develop. There are no quick-fixes when you naturally balance the body. Keep in mind that everyone’s body is different. Some people can feel the power of the herbs instantaneously, while others may take days or even weeks…depending on the severity of the imbalance. However, in Chinese Herbalism there is a concept known as “the traditional hundred “cultivation” period. This is where one must continue on their herbal regimen no less than 100 days to be true to Mother Nature and the natural regeneration process. It is traditionally believed that this initial stage of cultivation takes about one hundred days. However, you are likely to notice many positive changes in how you feel and look long before the first hundred-day period has run its course.

 

Q – When taken as directed, how long will these products last?

 

A – When taken as directed, the 2 oz tonics will last for 30 days and the 4 oz powder products will last up to 40 days.

 

Q – Can any of these products be used as survival food?

 

A – Yes.  For those who have a survival preparedness plan, be sure to include The Emerald Greens 10th Power, The Blood Regenerating and Immune Protection for your nutrition, cellular regeneration and immune protecting foods…especially if there is a need to travel light. 

 

Q - Can I take Forgotten Foods products with my medications?


A – Yes, keep in mind that our products are food grade supplements and can work complimentary with medications. However, we do not recommend that you take them at the same time. Take the herbal products 2 hours before or 2 hours after your medications.

 

Q – Can I take The Forgotten Foods products with my chemotherapy?


A – Yes, we strongly recommend you take The Blood Regenerating Tonic, The Emerald Greens 10th Power and The Immune Protection 10th Power before chemotherapy to help build and fortify your blood by building your red blood and white T cells…which gets depleted during treatments. We also suggest that you take these products after chemotherapy to vitalize the blood for fast recovery and fortify the immune system, which is weekend during treatments.

 

Q – Can I take The Forgotten Foods products with Dialysis treatments?


A – Yes. The Blood Regenerating Tonic and The Emerald Greens 10th Power both have powerful kidney foods within their formulations. We have several testimonies of customers having reversed the need for Dialysis. For those taking the treatments, our products help balance Renal imbalance.

 

Q - Can my dog take these supplements?


A – Yes. Pets are people too. We have discovered with our 15 year old Doberman Pincher, Angel, that The Emerald Greens 10th Power, The Blood Regenerating tonic and AJSP have all had phenomenal results on her. Her Veterinarian has monitored and documented her organ improvement over the years and marvels at how younger she gets with each visit! The AJSP worked well when she began to show signs of arthritis. As an additional note, Doberman Pinchers do not typically live past 10 years old. She still plays like a puppy. (To administer the products, place them in your dog’s food or directly in the mouth).
Unfortunately, at this time, we do not know how our products will work with pets other than dogs.