Archives for: February 2008, 01
I have not become committed to the Hunter diet as quickly as I would have liked. There are too many toxins in my kitchen.
Thirty something years ago when I read my first book on nutrition, I was horrified that my modern kitchen was a cesspool of processed food. It was easy to go through the pantry and throw the bad stuff in the trash.
Five years ago when I found the Blood Type Diet, my stomach really hurt, so it was again easy to go cold turkey and make a clean break. Besides, many of the whole grains and dairy products that were bad for me as a Type O, were neutral for the Type As in my family.
This time it's harder. The week before I got my GenoType food lists, I had been to the store. I had just stocked up on prunes, raisins, figs, cherries, and collard greens. I had put two gallons of soy milk in the pantry! All of those were recommended for some of us on the BTD, now they are toxic for all of us. Mozzarella and feta cheese were two of the few neutral dairy products on the BTD. I had both in my refrigerator when the GTD declared them toxic.
For several days when I thought I was a Gatherer, I was very distressed about losing so many favorite Type O foods. One of the bright spots was gaining sunflower seeds. I bought 2 pounds. When I switched to Hunter, sunflower seeds were off the list again. What do I do with them? I think I'll mail them to SS in his birthday box. He likes sunflower seeds and continued to eat them, even though they were Type O avoid.
I had just bought 16 pounds of chicken for the freezer. For 5 years it was a frequent family dinner because it was neutral for everyone. Now it's toxic for the Type As. We're eating more fish for dinner, and I'm eating chicken for my lunch.
HH is happy to eat the Type A beneficial/Teacher toxins. In the future, I may feed him more like a Teacher, but I think he will always consider himself Type A.
As far as the Type O beneficial/Hunter toxins - I just can't make myself throw away expensive food that until so recently was supposed to bring me good health. I'm not buying more of the toxic foods, but I'm gradually eating them up. That makes it harder to tell how the GenoType diet is working for me, but it's easier on the family budget.