Tomar ese primer paso y darse a sí mismo y a su vida una oportunidad.
(Muchas veces subestimamos el poder de las pequeñas cosas que traen grandes cambios).
¿Cuál es el sentido de la vida si uno no va a vivirlo plenamente o como uno quiere y
qué tontería si lo único que se entrepone para conseguir lo que uno quiere, cada vez que uno quiere es sólo un intento?
Siempre es el primer paso el que nos lleva a cualquier fin y
entiendo que también es ese primer paso el más difícil.
Y por esta razón, el Dr D ha hecho del paso más difícil el más fácil para usted!
Para hacerlo más fácil, más ligero y exitoso, ha creado la guía de inicio rápido.
Es decir, por el valor de por vida de poder disfrutar de los beneficios antiinflamatorios a su salud, a su bienestar y mantenerse en forma.
Porque este primer paso es importante, porque su vida es preciosa y
los beneficios que puede disfrutar al adaptar este estilo de vida son invaluables.
El huevo (para citar un ejemplo acerca de la desinformación) y su supuesto contenido de colesterol.
Unos 20 años atrás como estudiante de naturopatia en Bastyr College, recuerda el Dr D’Adamo haber oído sobre la práctica de limitar el consumo de huevo en pacientes cuyo colesterol fuera elevado, ya que un huevo de buen tamaño contiene como 215 mg de colesterol (concentrado en la yema).
Estudios entonces habían demostrado que no era recomendable que el consumo de colesterol excediera los 300mg. Esto le parecía bastante lógico aunque ya en aquellos tiempos resultados tan categórico empezaban a ser debatidos.
Un huevo contiene 6 g de proteína, de la cual la mitad se encuentra en la clara, considerada una proteína ideal ya que contiene todos los aminoácidos esenciales en proporciones apropiadas para el humano.
Mas adelante en una de sus tantas visitas a la biblioteca medica de Washington donde solía hacer sus trabajos de investigación para la carrera, decidió leer los estudios publicados acerca de los efectos del huevo sobre niveles altos de colesterol. Sorprendentemente, no encontró ningún estudio al respecto. Paradójica mente, encontró muchos artículos reportando sobre lo contrario: que el consumo de huevo tenía poco o ningún efecto sobre colesterol en suero, y que el efecto parecía ser bastante variable entre las diferentes personas. No se encontró relación alguna entre
consumo de huevo y enfermedades coronarias.
A partir de ese momento ya no limito el consumo de huevo a sus pacientes con tipo de sangre O, así como un consumo moderado a sus pacientes de sangre tipo A, siempre y cuando llevaran una vida activa y gozaran de buena salud. La principal razón de que los huevos tengan tan poca injerencia en niveles generales de colesterol (a diferencia de su contenido de colesterol),
es porque la absorción de colesterol en el huevo, se ve reducido por otro primordial ingrediente dentro del huevo, llamado lecitina. Investigadores de la universidad del estado de Kansas, publicaron la primer evidencia que la absorción de colesterol se ve reducida por el otro componente del huevo. Esta puede ser la razón del porque no se encontró ninguna asociación entre el consumo de huevo y nivel de colesterol en la sangre.
El phosfolipido, o lecitina encontrado en el huevo inhibe de manera notoria la absorción del mismo. Esta no es del 100%: algo de colesterol se alcanza a absorber, pero se reduce la cantidad significativamente, en presencia del phosfolipido. Si usted es del tipo B u O, no tendrá el mismo efecto para usted el contenido de colesterol del huevo en su colesterol en suero. Sin embargo si es usted tipo A, el efecto únicamente será leve a moderado, dependiendo de su estatus secretor.
Aparentemente esta información aun no ha penetrado del todo en la Asociación Dietética Americana (A.D.A.), quien continúa recomendando, limitar el consumo de huevos a un máximo de 4 yemas por semana. No es de sorprenderse que 'Conagra' (fabricantes de los 'egg-beaters') son grandes patrocinadores de la A.D.A. Pero esto ya es ‘meterse en camisa de once varas!!’)
Every year since I moved to the Hill Country the city of New Braunfels has had a Love Your Heart luncheon on the first Friday in February. I have a couple of friends who always urge me to come, but my hiking club hikes on Friday mornings. I always laughed and said that it did my heart more good to hike than to sit at lunch.
This year the ladies in our Bible Study reserved a table. I decided to forgo the hike and attend the luncheon. There were two keynote speakers. One of them was a 25 year old (same age as DD) who had a virus attack her heart. Her story about getting a heart transplant underscored one of the themes of the banquet which was heart disease doesn't just strike the elderly.
Lunch included several Mexican dishes, all well prepared, and surprisingly good for Type Os. One of my friends joked with me saying, "Suzanne, this is your kind of meal."
There was a panel discussion by four local dietitians, one from the grocery store, two from hospitals and one from a medical clinic. I have low expectations for dietitians because they usually tout the government diet, but these ladies were excellent.
Here are some of the things I learned:
- These dietitians were not anti red meat. There are 29 cuts of lean beef. They said that the two key words when looking for lean beef are loin and round.
- Always remove the skin from chicken or turkey before cooking. That is where the fat is.
- Quinoa is complete protein
- Lack of Vitamin D increases heart disease risk. Vitamin D is more easily absorbed by people with light colored skin. Mushrooms are a good source of Vitamin D
- A good rule of thumb is to make sure that more than half of your plate contains fruits and vegetables.
The dietitians talked about inflammation and heart disease, giving the best brief explanation of anti-oxidant that I've heard - "We need oxygen to live, but processes that burn oxygen in the body produce free oxygen radicals. Anti-oxidants bind the free radicals and escort them out of the body."
The last two hints were my favorites
- Women are decision makers about food for our families, so it is important that we model good nutrition. Even if our children or husbands don't want to eat fruits and vegetables, you can show that fruits and vegetables are cool by eating them yourselves.
- Let your children help in the kitchen. Children are more likely to eat food that they help cook.
After the panel the exhibits opened with displays from local health services. The firemen gave a demonstration of new CPR recommendations. Mouth to mouth is out. They taught us to draw a mental line from armpit to armpit and put the heel of one hand in the center of that line. Put you other hand over the first hand and push firm, fast pulses until help arrives. They said that it can be surprisingly exhausting, and that EMS will have machines to continue the pulses automatically.
The final event was a 5K walk/run on Saturday morning. Before the start, a local pastor prayed, "Creator God, we are here today to strengthen our physical hearts. Bless and protect us as we walk and run. Also remind us that even more important than the condition of our physical hearts is the condition of our spiritual hearts."
What a great message! Nourish your physical heart, but don't neglect your spiritual heart.
I've had a bit of a dry spell about blogging. Part of me thinks I should apologize; but another part of me doesn't want to bore you with words written without enthusiasm.
My business is usually quiet from mid-December through January, and that was the case this year. I worked diligently on some genealogy projects that have long been delayed. I have been publishing books for others. This year I hope to publish my father's WWII memoirs. I've been told that the market is saturated with memoirs of generals, but there is a growing demand for memories of the troops. I have a manuscript that will fill that niche.
I've been eating right - following the BTD faithfully. I've been exercising regularly and plan to run in another 5K race this weekend. I'm in good health. I just haven't been inspired to write...until today. And today I came up with four things I wanted to blog about. I'll pick one for now, and hopefully write about the others in coming days.
The more I watch DD raising BC according to the Blood Type Diet, the more I wish it had been available when I was raising my children. BC is now 10 1/2 months old. He is leaving baby food behind and is beginning to eat finger food. You know what he wants to eat? Legumes. That's right! He is attracted to Type A food. DD sent a picture today of him grinning as he ate a bowl of English peas and chopped chicken. She said he loves black eyed peas - not exactly what most parents feed their babies.
SIL wanted him to try banana, even though it is a Type A avoid. He offered BC a bite, and he pushed it away, not at all interested. Yet this same toddler will eat beets and carrots; pumpkin and avocado; celery and rutabaga.
DD has not given him wheat or corn, but he loves rice and oats. Because SIL has a sister with Crohn's disease, they will not give him leafy greens until he is a year old. DD is still nursing him, and plans to continue until his first birthday. We babysat for him a few weeks ago, and gave him rice milk to drink while his Mama was away.
He has just had his first cold, and it was a mild one. I told DD that by the time she was his age she had been on antibiotics more than once for ear infections. I believe cow's milk was the main culprit.
BC has been walking since he was 9 months old. He was very physically active in the womb, and he was a very active little baby. He learned to crawl, sit and pull up all at the same time. One week he was frustrated with creeping. The next week he was crawling to a table and cruising around it. It was amazing to watch. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas he let go of the table and walked by himself.
I don't think that the BTD has anything to do with his early walking. I think that is a reflection of his own personality. I would also be quick to add that walking early is not all good. He has not developed a sense of depth perception. If he is on one side of a room he may attempt to walk under a table to get to the other side, not realizing that he is too tall to fit.
There are advantages to a baby being content to creep and crawl until they have a better special sense. DD and SIL have done a thorough job of baby-proofing. BC will figure out depth perception, but until then they keep a close watch on him.
Today's news was full of controversy about vaccines. BC has had all of his shots, and I'm glad. I was also glad that his pediatrician was not one of the doctors that gave multiple shots at once, especially when he was tiny. I think the doctor used good sense to spread the shots out a little and let him recover from some before giving him more.
In his Live Right 4 Your Type, Dr. Peter D'Adamo expounds briefly upon the few standout social/emotional qualities he has noticed, among patients and those around him, while emphasizing that these are not hard and fast rules.
As a B, I find it noteworthy - and remarkably true - that the other three bloodtypes manifest interpersonal reactivity when stressed, where B might experience only fatigue, for instance, or, at "worst", some fleeting internal discouragement or disgust.
We Bs represent only about 10% of the world population. According to Dr. D'Adamo, we are remarkably [emphasis mine] able to relax ourselves and reduce our own stress. When maladapting, we simply "become extremely tired, depressed and lacking in motivation". We are "unconventional thinkers...easygoing...able to take upsets in stride, keep [our] priorities in perspective, and understand [our] limitations, [be] less driven", and we "make sure to find time to relax". Unique to our blood type's description among the four, there's nothing here about social acting-out, venting against others, obsessing about how to deal with others, feeling defensive or anxious, desperation to please or to appear right.
What Dr. D'Adamo doesn't deduce, or express, however, is that Bs, therefore, are utterly surrounded by those who manifest complex and incomprehensibly emotionally-driven behaviors in their relations with others and with us -- people who blow up, melt down, act out, "play games" -- and these explosions, dramas and maneuvers can baffle us because our behavior is not similarly subject to unfathomed depths and motives, not similarly oriented toward manipulation of the other person's reaction. (Note that the Japanese Bloodtype Personality theorists link B to careers in Psychiatry - a career that would be dangerous, perhaps, for non-Bs to pursue!)
Even during my days of close work with postpartum women, the B client's most intense emotionality was generally a relatively quiet/retreating non-anxious and non-agitated depression, with a markedly evanescent and easily-dissipated course, when treated with adequate education on the part of a patient, calm teacher. O and A women were far more likely to experience complex transferences with the counselor, for instance.
You other types: Be jealous, perhaps, of the easygoing B. And understand that we often truly have no idea what you are churning or ruminating about (if you expect us to) by identifying with it or with you. We do not identify with that state, but we (a tiny subset of society) are expected to accept that those around us can be subject to numerous hot-buttons, pet-peeves, expectations and demands that drive symbolic, convoluted reactions.
Many's the friend who has told me my insights are uncanny. One MD friend had unsuccessfully consulted 3 psychiatrists in 3 different cities, for a life-wracking problem she explained to me over a snack one day, which, in less than a quarter hour I, in her word, "nailed". Do all Bs have this honed a skill? Only if we're observant in the relevant sphere. But I think we, to some extent, do all tend to see the world and its, ahem, realities, from something of a distance.
Perhaps we frustrate you with our equanimity. Would it help to view our "[discomfort] with rigid rules" (per Dr. D'Adamo) as a trait of a mysteriously alien Type amongst you, as if the Addams Family or the Solomon Family (from TV's Third Rock from the Sun) inhabited your world?
We're here, and we can actually help. Tap us and find out. Don't hate us. And if you decide to see a shrink, maybe you should choose a B!
Deseándoles Un Año Lleno de Paz y Salud!
A los suplementos en general se les define como derivados alimenticios, vitaminas, minerales y hierbas de procedencia no toxica. Existe mucha información sobre suplementos en Internet, y no todo esta reglamentado o aprobado por el FDA o deba ser tomado a la ligera. Jamás se debe creer que un puño de suplementos puedan sustituir a una dieta saludable.
¿Se deben tomar suplementos?
En general, no son recomendables los suplementos al menos que exista una razón especifica en tomarlos. Algunos suplementos deben ser evitados, basándose en su tipo sanguíneo, así como una sobre dosis puede ser igualmente toxica si no es que exista una deficiencia considerable. Algunos ejemplos son la vitamina A, la vitamina E, el zinc y el picolinato de cromo.
En sondeos sobre progresos, tomados al azar que fueron sometidos al Dr. D’Adamo, la mayoría de aquellos cuyos resultados fueron positivos con respecto a la dieta no usaron grandes cantidades de suplementos. Sin embargo, muchos pueden beneficiarse tomando suplementos en conjunto con su nutrición genética, específicamente si están siguiendo los lineamientos con el fin de controlar ciertos problemas de salud. En este caso, el utilizar suplementos diseñados específicamente para su tipo llega a ser beneficioso y a estos me gusta diferenciarlos con el nombre de nutriceuticos.
Formulas nutriceuticas específicas para cada tipo
Si desea tomar suplementos, la tienda DPN (D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition)fabrica formulas de alta calidad basadas en cada tipo sanguíneo. Son formulas diseñadas por el Dr. D’Adamo, que alcanzan un alto requerimiento con respecto a la calidad de las materias primas, excipientes así como tecnología empleada al encapsular o envasar dichas formulas.
D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition
La compañía DPN mantiene una extensa tienda en línea, ofreciendo productos diseñados para ser utilizados en conjunto con la dieta, optimizando su efectividad. Todos los productos han sido formulados por el Dr. D’Adamo y llevan su aprobación. Podrá tener acceso a la tienda de DPN y darse cuenta de su gran variedad de productos.
El ‘Determinator’ del Dr. D’Adamo
DPN se enorgullece en anunciar el desarrollo del programa de inteligencia artificial que puede darle recomendaciones sobre que suplementos son los correctos para su tipo, y darle consejo a su medida. Esto ha sido programado por el Dr. D’Adamo personalmente , el ‘Determinator’ utiliza el mismo criterio de toma de decisiones utilizado por su creador en su propia consulta! Lo único que tiene que hacer es llenar la información básica y presionar el botón para ver lo que el ‘Determinator’ le aconseja.
Para la gran mayoría de las personas, que saben su tipo sanguíneo y siguen los lineamientos de BTD estipulados en el primer libro: ERFYT (Eat Right 4 Your Type), Los Grupos Sanguíneos Y la Alimentación, estos lineamientos les funcionan muy bien.
Sin embargo, otras personas no obtienen los resultados deseados hasta no determinar su estatus secretor. Si la persona resulta ser no-secretora, deberá hacer los cambios correspondientes, en la lista de alimentos especificos para no-secretor. Estos cambios aparecen en LRFYT (Live Right 4 Your Type) y en la Blood Type Encyclopedia (estos libros no se han traducido al Español).
EL significado de ‘estatus secretor’
Hasta ahora ya están familiarizados con el concepto de que su tipo sanguíneo esta íntimamente ligado a su genética en particular, como lo esta su pelo o color de ojos. El códice del gen que determina su tipo sanguíneo radica en el cromosoma 9q34. Sin embargo, otros genes separados en los cromosomas 11 y 19 actúan de manera importante junto con su gen sanguíneo, determinando su habilidad de secretar su antígeno que caracteriza su tipo sanguíneo dentro de su secreción y fluidos corporales.
A esto se le denomina gen secretor, y al analizar este gen, podemos determinar si se es o no secretor. Existen dos opciones en la genética del sistema secretivo, la persona puede ser secretor (SE) o no secretor (se). Esto es independiente totalmente de si se es del tipo A, B, AB u O. O de si se es Rhesus positivo o negativo.
Asi que puede una persona ser A secretor o A no secretor, RH positiva o negativa.
O sea 'un secretor' es aquel que secreta su antígeno sanguíneo en sus fluidos corporales, llámese saliva, mucosa del tracto digestivo, transpiración, semen, etc.
De manera simplificada, un secretor esta definido como una persona quien secreta sus fluidos corporales y secreciones como su saliva o mucosa del tracto digestivo y cavidades respiratorias, etc.
Un no secretor
por otro lado no tiene presente su antígeno en sus fluidos corporales. Por regla general, en América, un 20% de la población son no secretores, el restante 80% son secretores.
El no secretor por otro lado muestra muy poco o casi nulo su antígeno dentro de sus fluidos corporales. Por regla general, en América un 20 % de la población son no secretores, el restante 80 % suelen ser secretores.
Aparte de las implicaciones físicas en torno a si se tiene antígeno circulante de su propio tipo sanguíneo en sus fluidos corporales o no, la genética del secretor tiene un significado adicional a través de los efectos del eslabón genético: en otras palabras; el resultado de su genética secretora 'se enlaza' a otros, en apariencia, genes no relacionados e influye en su funcionamiento creando patología en gran numero de casos.
Les recomiendo no hacerse bolas y contactarme para poderles hacer entrega de su listado personalizado de alimentos con recetario y aplicación para su celular. Con gusto les aclaro sus dudas. Contacten: firstname.lastname@example.org y pregunten por su consultoría personalizada nutrigenomica. No es requisito indispensable saber su estatus secretor. Pregunten por las promociones y descuentos en gastos de envío.
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Yesterday was my first trip to the grocery store of the New Year, and two interesting things happened.
I was walking down the pasta isle, when I passed a cart and saw a copy of Eat Right for your Type. I looked around and saw a woman and her son studying the pasta. I said, "I've done the Blood Type Diet since 2003."
She said "I've just started, and I don't know how to shop. I'm supposed to get Ezekiel Bread. What is it and where to I buy it?" I told her that she could get Ezekiel Bread right there in the grocery store, in the freezer section. She was delighted.
She was holding a box of gluten free pasta and asked me if it was ok. I told her that I had never tried that brand, but that I had used several brands of wheat free pasta. Most brands required that you watch them closely, so that the pasta isn't over or under cooked. But I have found Tinkyada rice pasta to be tasty and very easy to cook. She put her box back on the shelf and asked where she could buy Tinkyada. I told her two local health food stores that carried it, or she could buy online.
She is a Type B. Her son is about the same age my daughter was when I started the BTD. He appeared to be interested in what his Mom was doing.
We all went back to our shopping. I passed them again in the produce department and said, "One more thing. Most of the granola in this store has wheat in it. But the Bear Naked brand does not have any wheat, and it is really good." She thanked me and headed back to the cereal aisle."
I did not tell her that I blogged, but I'm curious whether she will see this post.
I sometimes buy extra lean ground beef, and I sometimes buy ground bison. Yesterday I was going to buy bison. Surprise! Right next to the bison was grass fed ground beef. It is more expensive than the regular ground beef, but not outrageously expensive as most grass fed beef is.
I bought two packages to see what it's like. It is imported from Australia. Being a Texas rancher's daughter, I would prefer to buy Texas beef, but low cost grass fed will be hard to pass up.
Happy New Year to you all. I hope that your BTD shopping in 2015 gets off to as interesting a start as mind did.
There’s an organization in our area called “Food Not Bombs” that collects unwanted food from stores at the end of the day, and then gives it out for free. I have no idea what the origin of the name is, or what political leanings the name may refer to. I just know that it’s run entirely by volunteers, and it’s been a great way to stretch the food budget.
Last week, Leah went with some friends who had been going for months. She came home with 4 cloth bags LOADED with food- over-ripe produce, perfectly ripe produce, some dented boxes of instant organic oatmeal, cut flowers, even 2 potted herbs! We now have both basil and thyme growing on our kitchen window sill, entirely for free. They also got some fresh and some potted flowers.
Last week, I made two batches of apple/pear sauce plus one batch of tomato sauce. I hadn’t expected to make another batch of tomato sauce until next summer, when tomatoes were back in season. We also got some black garlic- a healthy food that I’d read about, but didn’t try because it was too expensive. Our friend also got black garlic and didn’t want it, so we got double. I’ll be enjoying that for several weeks. Plus each person is allowed one dairy item- Leah selected a small carton of pasteurized egg whites.
This week, our friends weren’t going and my daughters had plans with a different friend, so Jack and I went. We saw that it was supposed to be below freezing, so we bundled up. - though not quite enough. Next time I’m wearing TWO pairs of wool socks rather than just one!
This week they had a lot of bread- I could tell it was more than usual from the way the volunteers were encouraging everybody to take “as much as you want.” Most of it was the white flour stuff I literally can’t touch, but I also got a package of Trader Joe’s rice tortillas, a loaf of sprouted wheat bread, and some Udi’s bagels and sandwich bread. Since they contain corn starch, I can’t eat that safely, but the kids aren’t as sensitive so they can eat it.
I took a half gallon of milk from the dairy table, and Jack took a package of free-range eggs. At the time I wasn’t sure it was the wisest choice because some were already broken and another broke before we got it home, but the end result was 8 more eggs that Jack can eat. The rest of us can eat the inexpensive ones from Costco, but he doesn’t tolerate those. The eggs were probably the most useful thing he could have taken, as it saved me several dollars and was an immediate need.
When we were cold and our bags were full- Jack’s precariously with the eggs- I noticed the flowers arranged on a picnic blanket on the ground. I decided not to bother bending down to look at them. Leah was disappointed not to have fresh flowers in the house, so we’ll make sure to grab some next time. Or she’ll get them herself if she’s the one who goes.
All in all, it’s a wonderful opportunity, and something we plan to use regularly.
I hope that you had a joyful Christmas Day. For my husband and me, Christmas was quiet and peaceful. In the 38 years of our marriage, this was the first Christmas that we have been alone.
We had all of the family except SIL at our house the Sunday before Christmas. SIL was off on a retreat with some of the high school students from his church. BC had taken his first steps the night before they came to our house. One day I was on the floor playing with him and he walked to me and gave me a hug. That was the best Christmas present ever.
But on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, our children were with other families - and that is a good thing. HH and I discovered that we love Hallmark Christmas movies. They are sweet stories with no bad words, no sex, no violence. They all have happy endings, even when they make us cry. We watched several during December including one on Christmas Eve and two on Christmas Day.
We ate simply; pretty much the way we always do. So there are no extra pounds to lose or false guilt feelings to deal with. On Christmas Eve, my husband read the account of Jesus’ birth from the Bible, just as his father did every Christmas Eve.
I promised you a great recipe for leftover Christmas turkey. Here it is,
Turkey with Bell Peppers & Onions.
Put enough light olive oil in the bottom of a large skillet to coat it - no more than 1/4 inch deep.
Slice 1 red bell peppers, 1 green bell peppers, and 1 onion. Mince 1-2 cloves of garlic. Put those vegetables in the skillet and cook until they just start to turn soft. Add cubed cooked turkey. Season with 1/2 tsp paprika and 1/2 tsp dried oregano. Salt to taste.
You may add a little water or broth if anything begins to stick to the bottom of the skillet.
Reduce the heat and simmer together for 5 minutes until the flavors have blended.
You can serve it over rice or Tinkyada pasta. Or serve it just like it is with a green salad.