More on the Cacao Incident – The Rengade Health Show Episode #190

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There were just so many questions and thoughts and feedback from yesterday’s show, I had to do this follow up…

In this show I’ve addressed the extreme nature of my cacao intake, if I know what the specific ingredient was that caused all this, if I took an allergy test, if I took a muscle test, and how this relates to my relationship with Elements for Life and David Wolfe.

Bunch of fun stuff, you can catch it all right now…

Your question of the day: What do you think about the cacao haters?

Click here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and leave your comment now!

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Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.

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  1. Lola says:

    Good job, Kevin! It was fun to hear your follow up on cacao and your balanced assessment of your experience.

    I agree that, as you’ve experienced, chocolate seems to be addictive. The caffeine doesn’t seem to bother me, but I have to limit the amount of dark chocolate in my house so I don’t overindulge.

    Your comment “everything in moderation” is excellent advice for certain. I, too, confess to having OVERindulged!!! Have just a little, but if you can’t control the craving, then don’t have it in the house. But don’t knock chocolate entirely for everybody. It’s great stuff enjoyed in moderation.

    I’m thankful the “bee in my bonnet” urged me to check on chocolate first of all when the itchy welts appeared on my legs. I didn’t suffer for weeks or months as you did, Kevin (and some of the other friends). My suffering was over in a matter of a few days.

    Thanks for this forum.

  2. Laurel says:

    Thank you for telling your story, and all the info you’ve shared about Cacao. I’m sure it will help lots of people.

    About the cacoa/David Wolf haters, that is just bizarre. In my experience hating someone or something is a waste of time and energy. The only person that feels your hate is you! People need to learn to let things go, it will make their lives WAY more enjoyable. Holding a grudge probably has the same health effects as eating a big bag of Cheeto’s every day!

  3. liz says:

    I think we all should just accept each other and our own specific diet/food choices ya know? everyone is different! And thats beautiful! 🙂

  4. bryan says:

    kevin, what about the possibility that maybe the further along we get in our detoxification/ health journeys cacoa could affect us differently just curious i think david wolfe was pretty far along when he started the whole cacoa thing ihave ahard time thinking he left a stone unturned so to speak

  5. Wendi Dee says:

    I’ve written about this before and spoken to others about my thoughts, as well. Many people have a problem with David Wolfe because they don’t like his marketing and the way he’s making money.

    I consider myself an exceptional judge of character (probably because I’m empathic). I’ve met David and he is a genuinely loving, caring person. Sure, he’s driven to build his businesses and does some major marketing, but that’s just something he does (why does it have to be good or bad–it’s just something he does). At his core, David is extremely gentle, loving, and giving. It’s sad when we can’t see a true person because we’re too busy judging certain aspects of an individual’s personality or actions.

    I’m guessing that those who have extreme dislike for David have probably never spent some quiet time alone with him, or observed him during a quiet time. He really is a loving, gentle, caring person.

    Good for you to speak out not only about what happened with you and cacao, Kevin, but for also sticking up for someone! I love you more and more the longer we know each other.

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

  6. Laura says:

    I’m wondering if the monkeys who eat fresh cacao in the tropics just eat the sweet white frothy stuff surrounding the beans in the pod, and then spit out the beans? Or do they actually consume the beans as well? Does anyone know? If they spit out the beans then I’d say we should follow their example. I’ve recently switched to carob and am loving it!

  7. Al says:

    The haters need to lighten up. Every food is going to affect each person differently. If something does not work for me, or for you, it does not make it bad. The great thing about health & nutrition is that there are so many options. Find yours and enjoy it. Let others find theirs and enjoy it as well. We should be supporting each other, not tearing each other down in an attempt to prove one way is better than the rest. This is not a game that has one winner and a bunch of losers, but rather a lifestyle where everyone can win.

  8. Brian Love says:

    Let me see if I have this straight.
    David Wolfe says that “Eating Cacao can cause irrational behavior, in those that don’t eat it”.
    But, in your case, Kevin, you eat it and your behavior becomes Rash-ional.
    David is right again.
    Ha, Ha.

  9. Nicole says:

    I think it’s interesting that when you did a show on the benefits everyone that posted had positive things to say about cacao and when you did a show on some of the issues with cacao everyone had negative things to say.

    I agree that we each need to find our own way to our best health possible. But I also think that we shouldn’t be sheep and just agree with what “experts” tell us!

    Personally, I use cacao very sparingly and as a treat and don’t really see any positives or negatives. It’s just something that tastes good that adds variety to my diet. I would definitely want to do more research before considering it for a “superfood”.

    Thanks Kevin for providing so much personal insight into this topic!!

  10. James Thomas says:

    Now, that you have opened up this can of jumping cocoa beans, maybe Avocado will step up to the plate and elucidate on this controversial subject matter. This is a story about putting principle before profit, and making sure that the torch of integrity is held dear to our hearts.

  11. Like the others have said above, what works for one may not work for another. I would like to see people more accepting of others choices and to not get caught up in the dogma of what this expert said or what that book said. We are all at different stages of health and need to experiment through trial and error for what makes our own unique bodies thrive. As for the haters, why not put all of that energy into something that could benefit others in a positive way. It’s fine to have your opinions but I’ve seen some really heated discussions on cacao. Eat a cucumber and cool down. 😉

    Oh and Kevin, the throw the bath water with the baby comment had me chuckling…love Jameth but that saying is just awful.

  12. Jennie says:

    Awww. I feel sorry for people who hate chocolate or anything else. I wonder if they hate it because they have had a really really bad experience… I still am wondering though what David has to say about this? As Mr Cacao (in my mind) he must have an opinion on it. Live and let live!

    Thanks for this post Kev. Very interesting.

    xoxox

  13. Shirley says:

    Could the rash have been shingles? Caffeine and/or a diet low in lysine could adversely affect shingles I would think.

  14. RawSoldier says:

    I feel that some fat-bearing foods have their fats for a reason. The fats are like a buffer to the other properties it may contain. Once you separate the fats, that’s when you have to start seriously looking at moderation. I did just fine on whole cacao nuts… just eating them plain. The powder was addictive to me. I noticed this when I ran out. I mixed it in my shake every day for a while, but I haven’t had it for over a month now and I’m fine without it.

    The nibs are cool, but they oxidize too easily and could become rancid if not consumed quickly. Not the best soldier food. Look for a white discoloration on the outside and that’s when you know the nibs are oxidized. Whole cacao nuts with the fruit still intact. The kind that’s white/yellowish on the outside and purple when you crack it open like it just came off the tree is what you really want. Still in moderation though probably for most. Not me, I could eat 20+ nuts a day and I’m good. It never tasted bad this way. These are good soldier food because of the portability and the fact that the stimulant is much better than other stimulating soldier foods such as coffee, cigarettes, and copenhagen.

    If you always eat cacao mixed with other foods and sweeteners, how do you know when it is too much? You don’t really because it tastes so good! Eat a food by itself once in a while, if it doesn’t make you go uuuummhhh, ya probably should lay off it for a while. If you can’t eat it by itself, then maybe you should try a different food. There are many thousands to choose from!!!

    I guess the biggest message is know yourself, know ya role, and know your limits.

    ~Geo~

  15. Freakonate says:

    Wow, I’ve never had any addiction to chocolate that I can tell. I can take it or leave it. That said: I don’t care for it much, and I don’t notice a bit of difference when I consume it. I prefer vanilla.

    And Kevin, you’re wearing your Star Wars shirt again! XD

  16. Carrie says:

    Does your wife eat cacao?

  17. three(3) teaspoons of cacao get me ‘HIGH’… instantly…in a smoothie…depending on your constitution…

  18. natasha says:

    Hey Kevin,
    I met you last week at the BWE in Anaheim. I have an allergy to cacao, but I think David Wolfe is awesome!!
    I have to say that the most incredible remedy I found for myself to get through an allergic reaction to cacao is Marine Phytoplankton. A few weeks ago i had some cacao and my heart was racing and I felt way too overstimulated, like I was going to jump out of my skin. I took just 2 drops of Marine Phytoplankton under my tongue and literally within seconds my heart rate went back to normal and I was brought to a calm. Absolutely amazing. I suggest to anyone who may one day encounter a cacao sensitivity or any other allergic reaction to try the Marine Phytoplankton out, it can do wonders!!!

  19. Monica says:

    Be Hateful is very ACID for our body and make our PH low, so it doesn’t make sense eat raw vegan organic.

    Right???

    Peace.

  20. maria says:

    Hey there, Avocado is amazing and we are all so lucky to benefit from what he has dedicated his life to…so many lives have been transformed and in turn to the benefit of our dear mother earth…I have heard many speakers in the raw food arena , but none that can hold a candle to his stage presence, enthusiasm and just a big love for all of humanity…we are all sooo very blessed…and all that have nasty things to say about him, well, guess what?…spot it you got it…get the mirror out and take a good look!

  21. ruth says:

    Thankyou! for sharing so deeply, so sincerely and for bringing harmony and balance.
    I felt you shared your experience, and that was great… I didnt ‘hear’ you trash David at all.
    David is a beautiful glowing sparkling brother and I have felt your sincerity in this sharing Kevin. Thankyou.

    There is a human ‘tendency’ to be ‘reactive’ and this creates the baaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaa mentality.
    Trust who YOU ARE, trust your experience Kevin, and know that most people listening, felt the sincerity of your openess.

    Surely when we come together in sharing and caring we can move beyond the petty tyrannies of the personality.
    Power to each other is about trust, openess, and ongoing exploration and enquirey as we journey onwards and upwards having the best day ever, being the best people ever, and supporting each other and nourishing each other the best.
    Anyone who feels the ‘neediness’ to attack is losing the juice of life in being out of allignment with joy and abundance.
    Keep your talks running.
    Light and blessings.
    ruth

  22. Carole Arecchi says:

    Realize now that your cacao comments are re powdered cocoa type product – mine re lowering blood pressure and cholesterol etc. were re pure flavanol extracted correctly for maximum effectiveness, done in company research lab. Much higher dosage than can be received in powdered cacao product, i.e., why 1/8 teaspoon is efficacious dose and must be handled with respect. Cannot receive that dosage in dark chocolate without eating outrageous amount of bars!

  23. Martha says:

    Thanks Kevin for sharing/caring. I have a really big issue with caffeine – if I eat or drink something with caffeine I get heart palpitations, but I have never had any problem with cacao! I never even get hyped up after eating it. So there again, we are all different and what works for some won’t work for others – no big deal. Love David!!! He is part of the reason I’m into eating healthy and I don’t care what he markets – he has to make a living, and I believe he is sincere about helping the world become a better place. Maybe we should all just concentrate on that and we wouldn’t hate anyone.

  24. karen says:

    i don’t have cravings or aversions to cacao…(oh! my vipassana training is coming into action finally!)

    i can’t believe all the weird questions people sent in. i’m glad you talked about the karma part of it. so true!

    it’s funny, but watching this video it seems just talking about cacao gets you as hyped up as if you took it! :o) great demonstration of the power of cacao – haha….

    thanks as always for the great info!

  25. victor says:

    People shouldn’t “hate” anything. I hate people who do that. (Kidding) There’s value in everyone and everything (except mosquitoes). It’s ok to hate mosquitoes. Even if David is “wrong” about some aspect of this subject, he’s just human. Just like you Kevin, live and learn. Be honest and share. What’s in the heart is the important thing. Thanks for sharing honestly from your heart Kevin. I’ll take someone who does that and is occasionally wrong over someone who’s right but has bad intentions any day.

  26. Melina says:

    Great episode Kevin! Yes there are a lot of chocolate haters out there. One thing that I’d like to add to what you said is that one thing may work for one person and be completely different on another person. Like David Wolfe says “someone’s poison is another persons panacea and another persons panacea is another persons poison”. We all have different body types, metabolisms, minds, etc…

    I still think it would be interesting though, if you looked into eating fully fermented cacao and mark any changes as an experiment

  27. Lisa says:

    We use the phrase “don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” alot in the UK. The phrase always starts with “DON’T”. So I am happy not to throw the baby out!! Are you guys upset about this??

    xxx ;o)

  28. peseta says:

    I’ve set a limit of 7.3grams cacao from more recent ORAC data; other limits could be 19 [acrylamide 1mg], 24 [theobromine 500mg], 32 [oxalates 50mg], 48 [lead 31 mcg], and 52g [caffeine 100mg]. My limit works out to some 4 teaspoons, and prudence about unknowns suggests 3, which is 1 level tablespoon, what several people here suggested. Maybe ‘raw’ cacao is a misnomer too.
    David Wolfe has rubbed some the wrong way since his earlier, rather fundamentalist-Nietzschean phase. He indulged in mockery of people I found pedestrian but earnest. If he’s now beyond the mockery, good on him. Judging by the Ormus craze, enthusiasms continue, and most such go nowhere, but someone will be the enthusiast, exploring possibilities, exposing impossibilities to others.
    His suggestion, from someone doing a study, to take cacao with {blue?)berries goes against the idea of taking it with proteins (Spirulina?) and fats to slow absorption, but if and when the study comes out we’ll know more.

  29. diane West says:

    I so apprieciate your honesty, with all your food experiences, I too had alittle trouble figuring out i why and if I was allergic to raw cacao about the same time as you and then I had a candida issue as well. so I tried the the no sugar, high fat thing, that didnt work, then I tried the low sugar,just berries and stevia and low fat thing, and that worked better, then I heard that raw cacao was okay cause it had no sugar, so I added that to my diet, and wow, I started getting exhausted, couldnt sleep on those nights but then i couldnt give it up either, so then i tried cooked cacao cause i figured it still had no sugar and id sweeten it with stevia, still had an addiction but alittle milder, in conclusion I think cacao, is just not the best thing for me although i love the taste, i find it very addictive,and my body just doesnt get the best results, and im all about results so long story short, im back to low sugar low fat for awhile and that seems to be doin the trick, Its been very conforting to know other people are going through the same kind of trials and tribulations as me, and with alot of help and encouragement we will all get through it and better for not giving up and always trying to better ourselves so thankyou kevin and annmarie for being there when we need a helping hand, much love diane

  30. Cielja says:

    Hi Kevin,
    Already in my teens I discovered that I yearned for chocolate a few days before I had my period. I needed one or two snicker bars (that worked the best – maybe it was the combination with the peanuts, I don’t know) after that I was fine and had hardly any earnings the rest of the month. If I would take chocolate otherwise I would get pimples in my face or on my shoulders.

  31. Michael T. says:

    Kevin, you still should tell us the brand of cacao you were using. Some brands are cleaner than others. If cacao is not fermented and dried properly, it can get moldy, and the bad reaction some people have could be a reaction to the mold.

    Personally, I use the Navitas brand. They get cacao from a high quality source, a certified organic farmer’s cooperative in Peru that processes the cacao in a special way, for the raw cacao market. Their cacao is tested to ensure no mold or bacterial contamination.

    Also, if you read David Wolfe’s book, Naked Chocolate, you will find that just about all the recipes involve using ground cacao nibs, which are already about 50 percent fat, and then adding more fat in the form of coconut oil or hempseed oil and other nuts and seeds. So they are making very high-fat cacao treats. In this way, the stimulating compounds are absorbed slowly, which should minimize undesirable effects such as racing heart and adrenal stress.

    Cacao has already had about 80 percent of the fat removed. If you combine this low-fat cacao with fruit in a smoothie, you won’t have enough protective fat and the stimulants will absorb too quickly, stressing the body.

    I believe the cacao-haters are the same people who hate coffee and tea and all the other “stimulants” out there. They believe that stimulants are “toxic” even though people use these plants on a daily basis and still live to be 90 years old. Obviously, if a person can consume a food every day for 90 years, it can’t be all that “toxic.”

    There is a strange logic among some raw fooders that says, if eating 10 pounds of this stuff would kill me, then I shouldn’t eat any at all, not even 10 grams. There is a quest for dietary perfection, the notion that if only I find the perfect diet, completely free of toxic chemicals, then I will have perfect health. This is a good theory, but it falls apart in practice. In practice, people eating perfect diets still die at about the same age as people who eat the way our grandparents did.

    It’s true that animals don’t eat cacao beans. Monkeys have been seen eating the white fruit of the cacao pod, and throwing the seeds away. The raw seeds are far too bitter. But monkeys don’t know how to ferment and sun-dry the beans, reducing the bitterness and creating the chocolate flavor.

    Dogs will die if they eat too much cacao, because dogs don’t have the enzyme needed to break down theobromine, and their hearts will race and race until they die. Humans do have the enzyme that breaks down theobromine, which is a pretty strong agrument that nature intended humans to eat cacao. Otherwise, why would nature give us the enzyme that breaks down theobromine?

    But obviously, nature did not intend for us to eat pounds of cacao beans at a time. It is a food to be treasured and eaten in small amounts. Also, it is a food that will make you want to get up and dance, or work in the garden, or go work out. Cacao should not be eaten if your plan is to sit and read a book, or some other sedentary activity.

    For myself, I combine cacao with coconut butter, hemp protein, honey, maca and a few other things. I then work on farms, and have good, stable energy to get through the work day. If I have cacao in the evening, it is a very small amount.

    For people who are seeking the perfect diet of completely non-toxic foods, then there is no place for cacao. And for those who wish to enjoy life fully, and who appreciate the value of some stimulation here and there, such as when you have two acres of weeds to mow, then cacao has its place. Or, if you are going to a rave and want to dance all night, cacao has its place.

    I hope this writing is helpful to people who would like to find a way to enjoy cacao in their lives.

    If anyone wishes to correspond directly with me, I welcome this.

    michael dot treeplanter at gmail dot com

  32. Michael T. says:

    Correction to the above:

    I meant to say that cacao POWDER has had 80 percent of its fat removed (this is cacao butter). If cacao powder is blended into a fruit smoothie, there is not enough fat present to slow down absorption of the stimulating compounds. Cacao should always be eaten with adequate fat, about 50 percent.

  33. Autumn Lilly-Harari says:

    Love your openness! David Wolfe is the reason that I started raw and so if I feel a little affection for him and his chocolate, so be it. I know there are some things that cause reactions in me (pineapple for one) that seems to just fine for others…so to each its own. Thanks for your sharing and candidness. Peace.

  34. jen says:

    i love david wolfe! he’s a sweet heart! i’ve learned soooo much from him. what he’s doing with agriculture, and super foods and his investigations on grounding mats, water pipes, you name it! he is literally testing out all the wisdom of our ancestors, he is seeing what works and what doesn’t and he is a ohenst, caring, loving gentle person.

    people see his stage persona and think he’s just a seller, he is actually a gentle, ohnest person.

    the haters are ruining the potential health/learning of others by cutting out one of the greatest health leaders of our time.

  35. Bernadette says:

    Hey Kevin,

    Thank you for your honesty, as usual. Your gift of presenting the pros and cons on a subject and talking about your own experiences puts you in a special category as a journalist and makes you one of the best facilitators in the health food industry that I know of… not afraid of going against the grain if it means bringing someone to their truth. You are a marvel.

    I have heard a different arguement for the reason why raw cocoa might not be good in extreme amounts.. not due to the theobromide or caffeine concentration but to the amount of magnesium in cocoa, which is good for someone who is depleted in magnesium, but perhaps not so good for someone who has the proper balance of calcium and magnesium in their body. As most nutritional experts are aware, calcium and magnesium should approximate the ratio of 2:1 or 1:1 and any large deviation from that ratio could cause depletion of the other from bones and other tissues. Perhaps the fact that cocoa contains high concentrations of magnesium.. unopposed by calcium.. might be a reason for the mineral depletion that occurs, unless a person’s diet is also high in calcium to balance the deficit. Just something to think about.. but it makes sense to me.

    And.. we still love David too. As a matter of fact, he was the first person to turn me and my husband on to superfoods with his Nature’s First Food.. which I still think is the best superfood ever made.

  36. Brian Love says:

    “…and all that have nasty things to say about him, well, guess what?…spot it you got it…get the mirror out and take a good look!”
    What a hilarious phrase, Maria.
    Hope I can borrow it.

  37. Lenette says:

    Thanks for sharing Kevin. I have an unrelated question for you. What do you suggest those with home businesses (completely self employed) do about health and dental insurance? Do you have a company you can recommend? Thanks so much!

  38. gloria says:

    I have very little cacao, maybe once a week, I can even drink it before going to sleep. It doesnt affect me, the only thing that does to me is makes me go to the bathroom immediattely after drinking it.
    I love David, he is the reason why Im a raw vegan.
    Thanks you Kevin for keeping us all informed and sharing your experiences.
    Love and peace to all, Gloria

  39. brandon says:

    You can call me a hater but it is better to question than to follow blindly. In the Sunfood Success everytime cacao or goji or anything else is mentioned its highlighted like a webpage saying it can be bought from sunfood.com. This really cheapened the book and showed his true motives. David Wolfe is full of contridictions saying seeds and insects are bad karma, but his book goes on about the benefits of peppers(isn’t seeds what makes peppers hot) and I have also seen him saying he eats a 100 ants a year! Thats some bad karma(vegetarian means not bugs!). Dont take up for him it seems if everyone is saying stop picking on Avocado. Many other raw pioneers have said it without naming names but what he is doing is wreckless. Dont fall victim to David Wolfes cacao like millions to the pharmacuetical.

    Not hatin, just tryin to awakin

  40. John says:

    Just throwing this out there… (and I do think toying around with this topic is a great exercise)

    Have you tried re-engaging cacao to see if the rash returns? I personally have had lots of allergy experience, and it can get ugly. Most people look for the giant swollen lips and throat, but that’s only the extreme anaphylaxis. In reality, each particle or element might case a totally differe response. A micro-particle might make it into the blood stream more easily and cause contractions throughout the body, also rashes etc – larger particles might stay in the colon and cause (initally) a quiet inflammation leaving damaged tissues that attract the wrong bacteria & yeast who come along to do their natural thing.

    I would really suspect allergy first in your case Kevin.

  41. David says:

    Kevin,
    I was on a video webcast with Nick Good and David Wolfe last night (11/25/08). David Wolfe explained why you had the reaction/demineralization with Cacao.

    Here is the link:
    http://successultranow.com/index.php?p=ngdwwebcast

    The comments start at 40:01. I will email an MP3 of the comments also.

    Best, Happy Holiday all.
    David.

  42. Crystal says:

    Hi Kevin,

    I’ve recently been introduced to your show and thankfull to have been. Thank you for taking the time to share with us.

    I have watched a few pass shows where you have stated you are or were suffering from systemic candida and I too have been suffering for quite some time; my comment to the is if you think there might be a connection? I know sometimes I get rashes from certain foods when my candida is flaired up. I agree that you can take too much…after all too much of anything is not good, but the rash may be a combination of things.

    I’d also like to get more information on how you cured yourself of candida; i’ved tried to find this in your episodes but was unsuccessful.

    Blessings

  43. Helma says:

    Thank you Kevin, l use raw cacao in moderation but mostly use carob…. my question to you is:
    l have bought carob syrup in Europe … do you know a source in the USA that sells carob syrup ???? l would love to find out…
    Thank you
    Helma

  44. L says:

    David I was hoping to hear about your mineral test results!

    I will give my personal experience on cacao, if it’s of value to anyone. I have to start saying that I’ve never been a smoker, alcohol or coffee drinker. The only illegal drugs I ever did was pot and that was about 3 times, the third was the charm, I nearly called an ambulance, never again. That said..

    As a woman I grew up loving chocolate, especially once a month where it was almost a dire need. The whole raw cacao thing sounded pretty cool and I wanted to try it out, maybe it was as great as everyone said it was.

    My dad bought me a bag of organic raw nibs, and after getting the vitamix I made my first ‘milk shake’ with almonds, about a teaspoon of nibs, a couple of dates, a pinch of sea salt and water. It was very tasty! But at about four gulps in, my heart began to race. My hands started to tremble and I remembered my charming pot incident, or whenever I had black coffe on an empty stomach, or having a serious low blood sugar episode. I freaked out and started drinking loads of water. Eventually it passed, but I was warned.

    About a year later I decided to try it out “properly”, maybe I wasn’t doing it right, so I ordered a bar with superfoods from a well known source from the UK. I had about 1/4 of the bar after having eaten, and began to feel pretty sluggish and got a mild headache.

    The following day I had some more, this without much food, and once again, my heart began to race, my hands to tremble, the deal all over again.. I drank about 1/2l of water, it eased down but this time I was high! Boy that was interesting, it lasted for about 30 mins, and then I was so tired I had to lay down and slept for about 3 hours.

    So, in all honesty, never again.

  45. L says:

    I have to add that after watching the Wolfe vid above, there’s a high possibility that I’ve been low on minerals, hence my inability to handle any kind of drug. So who knows. Still I’ll take cacao with a grain of salt.

  46. cindy says:

    I read an article from Dr. Weil stating that the oldest woman in the world who died some years ago at the age of 122 reportedly ate over 2 pounds of chocolate a week and I bet it wasn’t the raw kind.

  47. Aliva says:

    HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!!!!! Have the BEST DAY EVER!!!

  48. marcia says:

    Hi kevin and Annmarie!!

    hope you had a wonderful Birthday!!
    Thank you both so much for trying to make the world a better place!!

    Need your expert advice on how to deal with my osteoarthritis in my right hip. trying to became a bikram yoga instructor!!
    Thanks again, marcia

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