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Al Gore, former vice president of the US, in an interview Monday said, “we need to initiate an organic vegetarian diet for the general population.” This frightens me on two levels. First – Someone who once was a heartbeat away from the presidency, thinks that the government has a right to dictate my diet. Second - The implications for the BTD are enormous. This would destroy the health of the 44% of the US population that is Type O. When I look at Gore’s pudgy, pasty face, I wonder if he is a Type O trying to eat a vegetarian diet.
Sometimes, I think people like to complain. I have a friend with morning sickness. She talks every day about how bad she feels and how many times she throws up. I say, you need Vitamin B6. She agrees she needs to try it, but she hasn’t. I can't remember how many people over the years I have told about this simple solution to morning sickness. Some people literally laugh at me. Others express interest but never follow through. Yet everyone I know who has tried Vitamin B6 has had success with it. One friend who couldn’t keep anything down, including B6 tablets, got sublingual B complex and stopped having morning sickness immediately.
We have given up watering our grass. We siphon the water out of our washing machine to try to keep the trees alive. The temperature Sunday was lll.6. HH asked if the thermometer was in the sun. I told him it was suspended in the shade several feet off the ground. Yet the East Coast is being pounded by flooding rain, and the New England covered bridges that I love to photograph are washing away.
I was eating lunch with a Type O friend. She and I have talked many times about the BTD and why I eat the way I do. She was eating her hamburger with the bun, I was eating mine without. She was talking about being on medication for acid indigestion. She said, “You are really lucky that you found something that works for you.” I laughed at her. Luck has nothing to do with it. It was certainly providential that I found out about the Blood Type Diet. After that it was attitude and self discipline about what I ate.
Now if I would take my own advice about attitude and self discipline regarding 8 hours of sleep.
I agree with you that meat is NOT the problem, it is indeed factory farming practices that are not green/sustainable, not ethical and totally stoooooo-PIT with a capital PIT! Grassfed beef is just as sustainable and green as growing veggies. What we need is ORGANIC FARMING. I think we're simpatico. I think Al Gore is, too. It is unfortunate that he lumps our "meat-intensive" diet into his criticism of factory farming, as many do, because ALL factory farming is the aforementioned stooooo-pit and unsustainable, not just that involving animals. When you put animals into the mix, though, it becomes infinitely more UNETHICAL and CRUEL, too. I think Al Gore is talking about moving away from industrial farming, NOT forcing everyone to be a veggie. I can't find any quote like that. If he said that, I'd have to set him straight and I'm a HUGE aficionado of his.
I don't read political blogs. I got this off the google news feed from International Business Times.
I like grassfed and organic when it is on sale. But it is not practical for my budget in this economy.
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