Archives for: April 2007, 23
I am approaching my 4th anniversary on the Blood Type Diet. When I first started there was so much new material to learn and absorb. It was easier to generalize the rules. I could remember meat is good, vegetables are good, grains are bad. Gradually I began to memorize the beneficials, neutrals, and avoids for Type O. Then I worked on the lists for the two Type As in my family.
One place where my early generalizations misled me was with mushrooms. Based on the first food lists I studied, my interpretation was that most mushrooms were avoid for Type O, and most mushrooms were beneficial for As. When I went to the store, I could never remember which mushrooms were beneficial for them and neutral for me. Even if I wrote the names down, I often found the labels in the store didn't match the labels on my list.
I gave up and stopped buying mushrooms. My husband always loaded up on them at salad bars, and my daughter can't get past the idea of eating a fungus (There's a fungus among us.).
When I started reading the Menopause book, I found out that some mushrooms were actually beneficial for me, at my age. I went back to the store with my list again. I wish I could find maitakes, which would be beneficial for all of us, but I've not seen them for sale locally. I can find portobellos, and I've been buying baby bellos quite often. They are easy to clean and easy to prepare.
My husband likes raw mushrooms. I like them sautÃ©ed in a little ghee. Wouldn't you know it - I find a food we can both eat, then I have to prepare it two ways. But that's ok. I chop his half of the mushrooms and put them on his salad, or serve them with raw carrots and radishes. I toss my half of the mushrooms in a skillet with some ghee and let them simmer until dinner is ready. I put them on top of my meat or mix them in with cooked greens.
My daughter tells me that one day she will try them, but "not today."
This from my morning Bible study: So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31. The commentator, who write long before Dr. D. wrote Eat Right for your Type, said, "We should devote the strength which we derive from the bounties of His hand to His honor and in His service. He gives us food; He makes it nourishing; He invigorates our frame; and that strength should not be devoted to purposes of sin, and profligacy, and corruption. It is an act of high dishonor to God, when HE gives us strength, that WE should at once devote that strength to pollution and to sin."