I'm assuming that anyone who knows about health knows that fluoride is a toxic by product of aluminum manufacturing. Long ago some deviously brilliant marketer, looking for a way to dispose of the chemical trash, convinced city governments to put fluoride in tap water.
"It will help children have healthier teeth," they said. Ignoring the fact that while fluoride might benefit pre born babies in the womb, it contributes to osteoporosis in menopausal women.
Now I read an article that the whey protein fad is a similar scam. Whey is a byproduct of cheese and Greek yogurt manufacture.
Modern Farmer claims that whey is so toxic to the environment, that it illegal to dump. If it is put in streams and rivers, it robs the water of so much oxygen that fish and other aquatic life start to die off.
So the deviously brilliant marketers looked around for a place to sell their whey waste products. They convinced parents that it adds protein to baby formula. They convinced athletes that it will build muscle.
Whey protein is avoid for Type Os and Type As. Occasionally I see a post from a body builder trying to convince himself (or herself) that something so highly advertised couldn't really be avoid. I think the key words in that sentence are "highly advertised."
Now you have one more reason (as if you needed more than your BTD food list) to stay away from whey. Type As - go for soy protein. Type Os - go for egg white protein.
Bs and Abs - you will make the cheese and yogurt companies happy if you pay them for their trash.
The title of this blog is a Bible verse - Ephesians 4:26 to be exact. It reminds me that even though I get mad at marketers, I should not let anger dominate my life or make me stressed.
After I posted this blog, I went to photograph a kindergarten graduation. The kids were so cute, and I had a wonderful time. On the way home I remembered another example of food processors using advertising to convince us that something bad was really good; when in truth, it was only good for their pocketbooks. Adelle Davis recommended that no one eat palm or coconut oil because of the high amount of saturated fat. She decried the processed food industry's use of those to oils in crackers and pastries because they were inexpensive.
Dr. D agrees. Coconut oil is avoid for all types except O non secretors, and it's not beneficial even for them.
However, advertisements abound promoting coconut oil as a miracle healer. The high saturated fat content is ignored. I'm guessing that the profit margins are enormous.
The ads sound like snake oil to me...but I'd better be careful. I'm starting to get angry again.
There used to be this little window that would pop up on my computer screen that said "Five things that happen before a heart attack." After seeing it over and over, I got curious and clicked. I knew it would be a sales pitch (and I was right), but after watching a video for more than 10 minutes, I gave up. I didn't want to know the five things badly enough to invest any more time in the advertisement.
Soon another window started popping up. It said "Five foods never to eat" and there was a picture of a very ripe banana. Bananas are beneficial for Type O, so again I was curious. I clicked the link, expecting an advertisement, but when another video started, I thought, "I'll give it 60 seconds." After 60 seconds I escaped.
Still being curious, I began to bing bananas, and I found some interesting and useful information.
Very ripe bananas with dark patches produce a substance called TNF. Research indicates that TNF can combat abnormal cells. The more dark patches a banana has, the higher its level of TNF.
According to a Japanese study TNF from ripe bananas has anti-cancer properties. The riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality. Researchers at Tokyo University compared the health benefits of several different fruits, including banana, grape, apple, water melon, and pineapple. Bananas gave the best results, increasing the number of white blood cells, enhancing immunity and producing anti-cancer TNF. A professor involved in the study was quoted as saying that a banana with dark spots is 8 times more effective in increasing white blood cells than a green skin banana.
So we Type Os should be eating ripe bananas with dark spots, right? Not so fast.
Green bananas could have benefits for dieters and diabetics.
Dieters are sometimes told to stay away from bananas because they are starchy, but the type of starch in green bananas is resistant starch. Rather than being broken down during digestion, resistant starches pass through the intestines unchanged. This gives them the characteristics of insoluble fiber. Foods with resistant starch increase the feeling of satisfaction and being full. This may reduce calorie consumption.
Foods containing resistant starch increase insulin sensitivity. This may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugars more effectively.
Resistant starch also benefits friendly, probiotic bacteria. As the good bacteria in your intestines ferment resistant starch to make energy, they decrease the level of bad bacteria in your intestines. Bad bacteria can cause several problems from diarrhea to chronic colon conditions. When resistant starch is fermented it produces short-chain fatty acids which improve colon health and may reduce the risk of colon cancer. The same short-chain fatty acids increases the body's ability to absorb calcium.
Dr. D says bananas are beneficial for Type Os. I buy them green, and think about how good the resistant starch is for me. As they ripen, I'm happy because I'm getting more TNF. I win either way with bananas.
I'm working with a client who wants to publish a three volume book on her family genealogy. She comes from a very interesting and historic family, which has made the project a lot of fun. I'm doing the layout and design, plus helping with the research.
She and her husband have a big garden, and one day while I was working he came in with several gigantic heads of cauliflower. Her eyes got big and she said, "What am I going to do with that much cauliflower?"
One of my facebook friends had posted a recipe for roasted cauliflower. It looked really good so I printed it out and took it to my client, who made it for dinner that very night. The next day she was raving about how good it was. Cauliflower is avoid for me, but I saved the recipe thinking that it would probably be good with other roasted vegetables.
Yesterday I decided to fix okra for lunch. My Honorable Husband said he would eat a little, but he wasn't a big fan of okra. It is beneficial for us both, so I wanted to prepare it in a way that might make him change his mind about okra. I was thumbing through cookbooks, when I remembered the roasted cauliflower recipe. I decided to make roasted okra.
Here is the original recipe.
1 head cauliflower, cut into 1/2 -1 inch florets
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs,
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/4 cup olive oil - make sure the florets are well coated
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400º.
Toss florets with olive oil, bread crumbs and cheese. Spread in a single layer on jelly roll sheet lined with nonstick foil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast 30-40 minutes, until nicely browned
I looked for gluten free bread crumbs at the grocery store. The first package I picked up was obscenely expensive. Irks me how food companies will take advantage of people with dietary concerns. Then lower on the shelf, I found gluten free bread crumbs by a company called Four Sisters and a Brother. There are NO avoids, and the price was reasonable - Hallelujah! If your grocer doesn't carry them, you can buy them on line.
Because Parmesan Cheese is already salty, I did not add any additional salt.
As okra cooks, it produces a slimy juice. While it roasted, I stirred it three times. The first two times made the bread crumbs absorb the juice so that the coating stuck to the okra almost like fried okra. The third time I stirred was too much. Some of the coating fell off. I can see there is an element of finesse to perfect this recipe with okra. I'm sure it's easier with other veggies.
The outcome - in a word was delicious. I liked it. HH liked it. The leftovers are not going to last for long.
Most mornings I try to glance at the Bing health news site, just to see what is happening that I might need to know about. This week two studies were released by two different Journals that reached different conclusions about salt. Arrgh! At first I was irritated. Then a remembered that conflicting studies about protein and fat were what convinced me that the science behind the Blood Type Diet was true.
Some news sites reported one study and some reported the other, but Brittney R. Villalva did a good job of covering both. Here are excerpts from her article.
While a number of governmental organizations have worked to drop the amount of salt contained in processed foods, the actual impact has been unsubstantial, according to a study published May 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The average amount of salt contained in packaged, processed foods only decreased by 3.5 percent, the study indicates, while sodium content in restaurant food increased by 2.6 percent.
"The strategy of relying on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium has proven to be a public health disaster," author and Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) executive director Michael F. Jacobson said in a press release.
But at the same time, a study conducted by the Institute for Medicine has declared that dropping sodium content in excess in one's diet could also pose health side affects. While the study maintains that Americans still consume far too much salt and are in excess of the recommended 2,300 milligram maximum- it also suggests that those who have gone to great extents to severely reduce the amount of salt in their diet have not benefited medically.
"We're not saying we shouldn't be lowering excessive salt intake," Dr. Brian Strom of the University of Pennsylvania, who led the IOM committee, told the Associated Press. But below 2,300 mg a day, "there is simply a lack of data that shows it is beneficial."
The American Heart Association maintains that people should consume no more that 1,500 mg of sodium per day. The average American consumes about 3,400 mg. Many are still convinced that the large sodium intakes are resulting in numerous health problems.
The first thing that I wanted to know was whether Dr. D'Adamo took a position on salt intake. I don't have all of his books, but the ones I have don't mention salt except to say that it is neutral.
In one of his Ask Dr. D'Adamo columns he had this commentary on a study about heart disease.
...numerous studies (many harking back to the 1950's) have linked ABO type to higher levels of cholesterol and coronary artery disease. This study again demonstrates the power of defining diet by blood group: By using this system, you eat not just for today, but for tomorrow. If you are type A, you'll want to take the advice of the 'broad-band paleo-dieters' with less than a grain of salt.
This fits in with my Type A husband's problems with blood pressure. So I'll keep him on a low salt diet. But what about Type Os?
In Heidi Merritt's "On the Diet" column, she frequently recommended drinking water with "a pinch of salt and lemon." I tried that for a while, but it seemed to make me retain water weight, so I dropped it.
Adelle Davis focused her attention on keeping sodium and potassium intake in balance, warning that people eating a modern diet got way too little potassium for the amount of sodium they were consuming.
I remember many years ago trying a liquid potassium supplement that I eventually stopped taking because I started feeling faint when I was exercising. But then I tend to have low blood pressure.
The really confusing factor in all of this is that my Type O son, who is under 30 years of age, already has high blood pressure and is on a low dose of blood pressure medication. Because he is a single young professional, who eats out a lot, he has a hard time following his doctor's advice to decrease his sodium and increase his potassium.
I am left with the déjà vu feeling that something is missing in all of these studies. Perhaps one of these days someone, maybe Dr. D., will figure it out.
My Darling Daughter now has her own blog. As a pastor's wife, she usually blogs about spiritual issues in the culture. However this week she posted a pumpkin recipe that is incredibly delicious. Those of you who have read my blog for a long time have watched DD grow up from her middle school years. I'm going to post her whole blog so you can catch a glimpse of the young woman she has become. The Pumpkin Pudding recipe is at the bottom.
I love the reactions people give when they ask what the "orange stuff" that I'm eating is. I reply "pumpkin" - and then wait. The response is always - "Like, pumpkin pie?" "No... just pumpkin." "Oh..." [followed by a really grossed out look].
What can I say... I love pumpkin!
Not only is it a delicious vegetable, but it is also a very nutritious vegetable. Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, a pro-vitamin that is converted to vitamin A in the body - which is essential for eye health and may be linked to preventing coronary heart disease. It is also a great immune booster. One cup of pumpkin has ten grams of fiber, four grams of protein, and only eighty calories. The pumpkin seeds are also good for you. They have protein, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. They have high levels of phytosterols which can reduce cholesterol and help prevent against some types of cancer.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
To me, one of the best ways to glorify God with your body is by putting good things into it. If I nourish my body - the body that God designed uniquely for me - I am honoring Him. What I put into my body is important. Just as what I watch and hear affect my mind and heart, the food and drink I put into my body also affect me.
When my Heroic Husband prays for our food, he almost always says, "...and let us eat this food in a way that honors You." I love that! I want to live in a way that honors God - so why would I not want to eat in a way that honors God?
I was very blessed and fortunate to grow up in a home where health was important. When I was little, my Marvelous Mother fixed good food for me. As I grew older, she taught me to cook healthy food for myself. Today, we still love getting together and cooking delicious, healthy meals.
The other day, while I was looking at the benefits of chia seeds (and they are really good for you too), I came across a new pumpkin recipe. I decided to modify the ingredients a little and try it out.
As I was quickly mixing it together that night, my Heroic Husband asked, "What is that?" I said, "I don't exactly know, but it will either be really good or really bad." Let me tell you - it is really good!
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Pure Canned Pumpkin
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar
1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Dash of Nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Make sure to mix them well - the chia seeds and cinnamon like to clump together - as does the pumpkin.
[NOTE: Your mixture will look NOTHING like pudding. It will be a watery substance. Do not worry! As the chia seeds sit, they will absorb the access liquid.]
Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
It’s almost been a month since my last post and progress has been great. I’m down 15 pounds and have another 10 pounds to go. I know my body will find its own ideal weight but I want to get down to 180 lbs before I run my 10th and final Bix 7 road race. Two years ago I signed up for what would have been my 10th and final Bix race but I hurt my right knee just a few days before the race. It took over a year after my surgery to be able to run pain free. The Bix 7 race is very demanding and there are a lot of people. I’ve become accustomed to the small amount of people who run a half or full marathon.
Since I have less cartilage between my right Femur and Tibia, I have to cut back on my longer/ harder runs anyway to save my knees.
I didn’t think I would lose weight so fast now that I’m 13 years older than when I first started ERFYT, but I’m not going to argue. My Hunter GenoType sure makes it easier.
Los incómodos síntomas de la menopausia; sofocos, irritabilidad ó cambios de humor pueden combatirse realizando unos pequeños cambios en la alimentación y practicando ejercicio físico moderado. Una dieta variada y equilibrada rica en calcio, con abundantes frutas y verduras y un bajo consumo de sal, azúcar y proteína animal (siempre y cuando no sean sangre tipo O o B ), incluso puede llegar a eliminar la necesidad de tomar los fármacos de reemplazo hormonal o los relacionados para evitar el aumento de peso.
A continuación veremos algunos de los alimentos aconsejados para aliviar los típicos síntomas provocados por la menopausia:
– Calcio: ayuda a prevenir la osteoporosis, una enfermedad muy característica que suele aparecer en la mayoría de las mujeres durante la menopausia. Lo aconsejable es tomar al menos 1.000 mg. de calcio al día en mujeres de 30 a 50 años y llegar a los 1.200 mg. para las mujeres a partir de 50.
Los alimentos que pueden aportar una gran cantidad de calcio son; leche desnatada o semidesnatada, yogur desnatado, queso (sobre todo el parmesano), las sardinas de lata, la judía y las verduras en general (recalco, su swami les dirá que si y que no de acuerdo a su fisiología y mas).
– Ácidos grasos Omega 3: ayudan a prevenir la enfermedades de corazón, reduciendo los triglicéridos y la presión arterial. Los alimentos más recomendados son los pescados (al menos dos veces por semana); salmón, sardina, caballa o trucha, también pueden encontrarse en las nueces.
algunos de los alimentos aconsejados para aliviar los típicos síntomas provocados por la menopausia:
– Magnesio: tiene un efecto tranquilizante aliviando la irritabilidad, la ansiedad y el insomnio, también ayuda a que los huesos absorban mejor el calcio reduciendo además los niveles de colesterol LDL (malo). Para mujeres en edad adulta se recomienda un consumo de al menos 320 mg. de magnesio al día; puedes encontrarlo en grandes cantidades en alimentos como; el trigo, las almendras, los anacardos o la escarola.
– Fitoestrógenos: ayudan a aliviar los sofocos y mejorar la sequedad vaginal, además reducen los niveles de colesterol en sangre y previenen la osteoporosis. El alimento más recomendado y conocido es la soja que debe considerarse un alimento primordial en una dieta equilibrada (siempre y cuando la soja sea una opción recomendada en su reporte nutrigenomico personalizado); adicionalmente existen otros muchos como; los cereales, los tomates, los pimientos, las zanahorias, los cítricos y en general la mayoría de frutas y verduras.
– Vitamina E: previene la mayoría de enfermedades cardiovasculares, además de aliviar los sofocos y evitar la flacidez del pecho. Lo recomendable es tomar al menos 15 mg. pudiendo llegar hasta un máximo de 250 mg.; los alimentos en los que puedes encontrar abundante vitamina E son; los huevos, el arroz, los guisantes, los espárragos, las patatas y el aceite de oliva (no como en los viejos tiempos que se le daba aceite de germen de trigo a todos).
La artrosis es una enfermedad degenerativa crónica que afecta de forma evolutiva a las articulaciones, generalmente rodillas, tobillos, muñecas y codos. Especialistas en nutrición y dietética confirman que una de la formas para combatir esta enfermedad es llevar una dieta equilibrada baja en grasas insaturadas de origen animal, evitando las grasas derivadas de la leche.
Además es conveniente aumentar el consumo de vitaminas antioxidantes (vitaminas C y E), de minerales que fortalecen los tejidos musculares y los huesos (calcio, fósforo y potasio) y alimentos ricos en fibra (frutas, legumbres y cereales integrales) para eliminar con mayor facilidad los tóxicos que contribuyen al empeoramiento de esta enfermedad.
A continuación veremos en detalle los alimentos recomendados y los que debemos eliminar de nuestra dieta para mejorar la artrosis:
Alimentos recomendados (de acuerdo a su SWAMI personalizado ya que factoriza por medio de algoritmos y complejos cálculos bio moleculares):
– Frutas: principalmente la piña y el plátano.
– Verduras: apio, nabo y col.
– Lácteos: yogures y queso fresco.
– Pescados y carnes: siempre mejor pescado azul y en el caso de las carnes principalmente pavo y pollo.
– Otros: cereales integrales, legumbres (cocinadas con poca grasa) y frutos secos.
Alimentos no recomendados (nuevamente recalco, lo siguiente de acuerdo a su fisiología molecular la cual factoriza SWAMI)
Evitar las grasas: carnes rojas, embutidos, margarina y alimentos fritos, rebozados o enharinados.
Según expertos, y después de realizar un estudio, el yoga puede ayudar a aliviar tanto los síntomas físicos como los mentales ocasionados por la menopausia. Y es que el yoga puede ayudar en muchos aspectos y no sólo a las mujeres con menopausia, sino también a personas que sufren estrés o ansiedad.
La menopausia, ese momento de la vida que se da aproximadamente entre los 45 y 55 años, significa el cese de fertilidad en la mujer. Pero no solamente eso, ya que también trae aparejados ciertos cambios no solo fisiológicos sino también emocionales. Varios remedios naturales para la menopausia pueden servir para hacerla más llevadera... Ese inevitable momento de la vida de toda mujer que es la menopausia, puede ser llevado de una manera mucho menos engorrosa si se recurren a ciertos remedios caseros contra ella. Uno de los más efectivos, según varios especialistas, es el aceite de linaza. Al poseer ácidos Omega 3 y 6, este aceite tiene incidencia directa en muchos factores que trae consigo la menopausia. Ayuda a la piel a verse mejor, combate la depresión y la fatiga, baja el nivel de colesterol y previene el cáncer de seno. Puedes emplearlo directamente como aderezo para las comidas diarias.
Otro aceite, en este caso el de prímula, tiene un efecto similar pero con incidencia en otros factores molestos de la menopausia. Ayuda a combatir los dolores de cabeza, la retención excesiva de líquidos y también el mal humor, otra de las consecuencias más comunes de la menopausia.
Los llamados “calores”, otro de los tópicos comunes de esa etapa de la vida, pueden verse reducidos siguiendo cada quien los lineamientos que arroja su SWAMI y mediante otro remedio casero: baño con sal de magnesio. De esta manera se recuperan nutrientes perdidos. También los masajes en el abdomen con aceites esenciales de rosa o de jazmín están recomendados. Además, puedes consultar otros tratamientos naturales que junto con su reporte nutrigenomico SWAMI coadyuvan a contrarrestar los síntomas de la menopausia.
Porque resulta tan efectivo un reporte SWAMI bien llevado? Porque elimina todo alimento que pueda causarle un proceso inflamatorio crónico, y a la vez, resetea su DNA regulando aquellos genes positivos y aplacando los negativos que en ocasiones hemos heredado de nuestros padres, abuelos, etc.
Nuestra herencia genética jamas debe ser nuestro destino. Los invito a que juntos tomemos nuestra salud en nuestras manos y no la dejemos en manos de la industria farmacéutica.
Los invito a que juntos descubramos acerca de su individualidad genética y tomen las riendas de su bienestar físico y mental, reseteando su ecosistema bacteriano y fortaleciendo su metabolismo bajando de peso de manera natural. Dejen que SWAMI les diga como hacerlo y marque el camino.
On the Blood Type Diet, there are no beneficial grains for Type Os. That led me to be virtually grain free for quite a while…which was a bad decision…but one I've dealt with in other blogs. The GenoType diet does have beneficial grains for Hunters and Gatherers, and I make sure I have one or more servings a day of brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, or millet.
One of the beneficial Type O grains is teff. I had never seen it in a store and never heard of anyone eating it until today.
Our Strong Son invited us to meet him in Austin for lunch at an Ethiopian restaurant called Aster's. I was ready for a food adventure, but my Honorable Husband was extremely skeptical. Aster's has a buffet for Sunday lunch that is very reasonably priced. I love buffets at international restaurants because I can sample a lot of different foods.
SS told us that instead of using silverware, we were supposed to tear off bits of bread and pick up our food with the bread. Our server must have known we were new to this, because he brought us forks. I filled my plate with delicious smelling vegetables and meats. I resolved to eat with a fork - because when I hear "bread," I think "wheat."
I had three different meat dishes. One was very spicy, but the other two were wonderful. I also got Atakelt Wott (cabbage, green beans, carrots, onions, garlic, and ginger, in a turmeric sauce) and Gomen (collard greens cooked with onion, garlic, and spices). I have got to google a recipe for Gomen. It was categorically the best collard greens I've ever eaten.
SS filed his Dad's plate with salad, rice, and some vegetarian lentil dishes. And he gave his Dad a piece of Ethiopian bread, which looks like a brown tortilla.
We were all eating, and enjoying our food, when someone picked up a card on the table that told about the bread, which is called Injera. It's not made of wheat. It's made of Teff. When I heard that, I had to try it, and I liked it. So I began to eat my meat Ethiopian style, picking it up with the bread.
The card referred to a website - teffco.com¸ where you can order Teff in the United States, and the price seems reasonable. I think I'm going to order their sample pack so I can try both the grain and the flour.