Archives for: March 2000, 04
Great Report from Don ~ Heallix mystery solved ~ Tinea - NOT! ;-) ~ Speeding Hair Growth ~ Recipes & Encouragement! :-DMarch 4th, 2000 , by admin
Dear Heidi, My wonderful, insightful daughter may have found the answer to the homeopath's comment that I could become "allergic" to Heallix. With that comment, and the fact that I was feeling quite thirsty, Nina wondered if in taking the Heallix there was a lot of "debris" left from killing the bad bacteria. She reckoned that I needed to "hose down" my bladder so that I can continue to detox. In fact, in the early days of taking Heallix I had a headache along the top of my eyes which I used to get when eating something I shouldn't It was from detoxing. With lots more water, about four liters a day, I feel great and can't wait to have the Heallix tested again. Will let you know what she says in October. Karen
Hello, Karen -- I'm VERY glad you two worked it out that you were having a detox reaction, and that you're feeling better now! :-) As I noted a while back, those symptoms are quite common during detoxing.
I'd like to remind everyone to be sure to read the Heallix site thoroughly if you have any questions about its use, how it works, or just anything at all about it.
This is just one brief note from the Heallix FAQ page:
However, this is quite different from an allergic reaction, which is again different from an intolerance -- so I'd still like to find out your homeopath's explanation of what you were initially told about the development of an "allergic" response... please update us, OK? Thanks so much, dear!!
Thanks for your information about tinea Heidi. Actually in the couple of days since I wrote I've tried a home remedy which has helped, and may indicate that it is not a serious fungal infection.I have not had a scrape test. What I did to ease the discomfort was to apply witchhazel (health food store) and to keep the area dry, dried it with a hair dryer after showering.It must the the most natural damp spot in the body (beneath the little toe).So far so good! Thanks anyway, I'll keep you instructions in case it bothers me too much. Best wishes, Jenny
Well, that's a relief! I'm glad you got it cleared up with a minimum of bother -- thanks for the update, Jenny! :-D
Hi Heidi I have a few questions. I Had all of my hair cut off (Bad perm). What can I do to get it growing quickly? I heard biotin was good, and increased protein in the diet. If so, how much of either should I take? Would the protein in your stock recipe help? Rachel
;-) Hi there, Rachel -- Do daily scalp massage, with fingertips, in tiny circles all over the skin. Move the skin, so that you're not just rubbing the surface. A yoga posture that increases blood flow to the head would also help.
Increased protein works if you have a protein deficiency which is affecting hair growth -- here, you're just trying to get your hair to grow out a bit faster. The stock recipe is good for every part of your body, and does contain nice stuff for the hair in its collagen, proteins and minerals. See to your health, your diet, and your exercise generally, and the hair will grow at its optimum pace. In the meantime, I'll bet the very short hair is a new experience! Enjoy it! You might get so attached to it that you keep it! ;-) Best wishes, Rachel!! :-)
Heidi, I am writing about Val’s fulvic acid based liquid minerals’ question. I asked Leo from Heallix a few months ago if he had any plans to offer a fulvic acid based liquid mineral product, in other words Heallix without the ionized silver. He said yes and that it would offer many health benefits to those not needing the silver to fight some pathogen. The other advantage is it will be much less expensive then Heallix, since it won’t have any silver in it. I looked on his site just a few days ago and he still didn’t have this new product listed. I need to write him again and ask when he thinks the new product will be available.
I also wanted to let you know that slowly but surely my sinuses are healing up since I stopped eating all gluten containing grains. In fact, I hardly eat any grains. I only have rice, and maybe buckwheat, a couple of times a month. Even my long time ragweed allergies are not really bothering me.
As I have told you before I had been fighting chronic sinus infection problems for around 10 years. The doctors I saw gave me constant antibiotics, prednisone, and other drugs as well as performed 4 surgeries on my sinuses. The end result was they did nothing to solve my long-term problem, but managed to take lots of my money, caused me pain and suffering, and I am sure further damaged my overall health. The past 10 years have been very difficult for many reasons. I believe my sinus problems and their impact on my adrenal glands were directly or indirectly related to many of the difficulties and problems I experienced.
The resolution to my sinus problems is a MAJOR life altering event for me. I am now starting to really look forward to the future again. With this sinus body burden gone I hope that this will also lead to a quick resolution to my adrenal fatigue problem (if it hasn’t already, I plan to test again soon), and may even help with my hypothyroid problem that started about 2 years ago.
The BTD and advice to type Os to consider eliminating grains led me to the discovery that gluten was the cause of my problem. Thank you and everyone else there that has helped get this information out to the world! I cannot express how wonderful it is to be able to breath through uncongested open nostrils again!!!
Let me add one more related item. I have been drinking Yerba Mate tea lately as part of the Allergy Control Protocol and I think it has helped open up my sinuses. From what I have read about Yerba Mate I assume the benefit is from stimulation, and maybe nourishment, of the adrenal glands. I am hoping that this will also help my adrenal glands recover and return to normal. Do you have any comments or info about Yerba Mate tea? Thanks again!!! Don
Well, HALLELUJAH! GRAND NEWS, Don!!
The only knowledge I have about yerba mate is what you've probably already seen: the TYPE O AND YERBA MATE post in the Ask Dr. D'Adamo column. I see nothing related to adrenal support, but your sources may have more detailed information.
I'm just really happy about your progress ~ please keep us updated!! :-D
Hi Heidi, This is for Marie (AB nonnie) who does not like turkey. As an A nonnie, I can relate to not wanting to eat meat nor fish for that matter. I am proof it can be done. :-) Here is a great "disguise the turkey" recipe.
Take ground white or dark meat turkey, whichever seems more innocuous to you. Add apple butter, with no sugar or honey. Then saute some sliced onions in olive oil with some dried herbs (basil, oregano, thyme and/or turmeric). When onions are translucent add ground turkey. Cover the pan with a lid. It will help it to cook the turkey fairly quickly and completely. Stir occasionally.
While cooking, make a sauce from olive oil, lemon juice, Braggs Liquid Aminos (wheat free Tamari) and powdered 100% pure mustard (start with small amounts - 1/8 tsp) and mix to taste. Put turkey mixture on cooked greens like swiss chard or kale and pour sauce over the whole thing.
The sweet from the apple butter and the savory bite from the sauce really complement each other. Really scrumptious!
There is a book that has really helped me with the being a nonnie and eating animals. It is titled "Message from Water" by Masaru Emoto shows how water crystals are affected by their environment even to the point of becoming more sparkling and luminous after the words "thank you" have been placed on the container with water.
You can go to http://www.adhikara.com/water.html for more information. Beautiful photographs and quite striking! So I bless and thank the animals that gave their lives so I and my family may live more fully.
And for great recipes like that and more come join us at our nonsecretors group and find stuff like a homemade BBQ sauce by Ann, O nonnie, homemade plum sauce by Paige, O nonnie, homemade pesto by Rose in Hungary, O nonnie, and homemade mustard by Mike, A nonnie, homemade fruit butter and so much more. Thanks Heidi for everything. Big hug, Nina
A BIG hug back, dear! Many thanks!! :-D
Heidi - Thanks for the helpful column! My question: I'm uneasy with your recommendation of bone broth as a source of calcium for type O. I'm sure I read somewhere that Dr. D said that gelatins of all types INCREASE the effect of lectins -- that is, allow them to do more damage than they already do! I have not seen in his books that he recommends gelatinous meat stock. It seems that it could be fine for those who are 100% compliant with the O diet (it sounds like you are!) but for those of us still eating some no-no's like flour tortillas or potatoes now & then -- shouldn't we avoid it? Jenny
Hello, Jenny! Are you thinking of the Answer to Critics, in which he mentions the 'detractor' who said broth can make all meats OK for types A & B, and the gelatin in the broth will block lectin activity, etc.? That claim is certainly untrue.
Peter goes on to say, "In addition to the fact that many people can not use gelatin for religious reasons, in over 6 years of research I have never seen a single study to support this contention. In fact many animal proteins, such as albumin, enhance the reactivity of lectins." Cannot use gelatin for religious reasons? He appears to be talking about gelatin derived from pork. I don't recommend anyone start making broth using avoids. And albumin, of course, is an animal protein we eat every time we have an egg. It's present in many other animal-source foods as well.
Rather than suggest you not enjoy broth (or eggs, or flesh food of any kind) if you eat avoids, I'd suggest not having avoids ... especially not with your broth! ;-) Hope this eases your mind, dear! :-D