Archives for: November 2006, 13
I hope I am not breaking any copyright laws by linking this comic from Friday's paper. I salute Brant Parker and Johnny Hart for making me laugh, and I wonder if they follow the Blood Type Diet.
We had company for dinner one night last week. To accommodate everyone's tastes and blood types, I did as I often do for my family; I prepared all of the ingredients to a casserole separately, and let everyone build their own. My Darling Daughter came into the kitchen and asked if I had cooked both ground beef and ground turkey. Of course, I told her, I wouldn't leave you and Dad with nothing to eat but beef.
DD continued her kitchen inspection and asked, "Which is the beef and which is the turkey?" On a whim I suggested she sniff the two skillets and see if she could tell for herself. She sniffed the beef first, wrinkled her nose, and said, "That smells terrible." She sniffed the turkey, smiled and said, "That must be the turkey." Her nose knows what is good for her.
While we all had the digestive system virus last week, I couldn't help noticing what seemed to be Blood Type differences. Both my husband and daughter complained of nausea and lack of appetite. My stomach gurgled, but I never felt nauseous, and I was hungry all the time.
However both of them had mild lower GI symptoms, while I spent one morning making frequent trips to the bathroom. Coincidence? It could be, but I can't help thinking that our built in ABO characteristics made us respond differently to the same virus.