Archives for: August 2000, 16
Couple of general Qs, specific urgencies, 2 ABs, BTD 4 Soccer, a progress report & announcement ! :-)August 16th, 2000 , by admin
Things are going well on the Q Qleanup Quest. I'm only a week or so away from having all the type A and B questions spot up to date, and the two AB Qs still waiting will be answered in this page right 'ere today.
Now, you voluble Os are a different matter. (Notice I say "we Os" when it's something nice, and "you Os" when I'm about to complain. LOL! ;->) I was so pleased to have worked the O list down to 60 unanswered's ~ but this morning, when I harvested the entries from January 5 to today, y'all's bunch of outstanding Qs popped right up to over 175 again. Yee-Ouch! Looking at the history from May 2002 through Jan 2001, Os submit roughly double the number of all other blood type Qs combined ~ averaging around 5-6 Qs daily.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE hearing from all of you! and please, don't anyone stop writing, or I'll stamp my foot and weep!! :-} I just want to warn you that it will take my full originally-projected time before the Os are well and truly answered, every one ~~ and I will probably be testing the limits of the page size here (and the limits of non-Os' patience) by taking quite a few days in each week for all-O Q&A marathons. ;-)
It's like the old adage: Give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach him to fish, and he eats for a lifetime. To make things a bit more user-friendly, I'm planning to put up a new entry page with directions for finding an answer before posting (or re-posting) and brief note on how things work here in general. Look for it on President's Day (or before)! :-)
Now, back to work! :-)
dear sweet heidi URGENT i am going into hospital on 26th february. thankyou for your recent advice on protocols to do but i quite forgot to ask you what painkillers i should take,i am o nonny.would paracetamols be okay? also are there any healthy painkillers?ie natural ones? years & years ago i had duodenal ulcers so i am loathe to take aspirin any ideas boss? URGENT my dear i'm so sorry to bother you again but i don't know what else to do.i posted enquiries on other webs but no response & i couldn't find anything in your back lists.i am trying to find a source for 100o/o veg glycerine & nutritional yeast flakes.if i can my HFS would order it for me as they have had no luck either in searching for it.also although typebase said nutritional yeast flakes is beneficial for o nonnies would that include o nonnies with candida? thanks for all your time & good work debs from england.ps what exactly does nutritional yeast do too? thankyou for all your good work,especially pot-pourris, thanks debbie from england, xxx
Hi, debs ~ For the painkillers: Check your Live Right book on p. 128 - also, the bottom of page 170 where there are some surgery suggestions including supps, and aspirin once again is mentioned as a no-no. It's a process of elimination of the ones Os are advised against taking, from the list your doctor/surgeon may offer. Just arrange this with them before going into surgery and also make sure they're not going to IV you with anything deleterious (including dextrose).
Nutritional yeast is a powerhouse of B vitamins and protein. Several brands have been mentioned in this column both of vegetable glycerine and nutritional yeast - just pop to the bottom of this page, first search for "glycerine," and second for "yeast." There are many column pages that contain some of this info, so you'll need to just browse through the ones that come up in that search. Best of luck in hospital, dear, and let me know how things go for you! :-)
Heidi: I have a question that is relevant for all blood types. I have been using lecithin granules in my morning smoothie and know it is one of the primary ingredients in the Fluidizer Membrane Cocktail which you recently mentioned is fine for all blood types, even though it is recommended especially for Bs. I was told recently by the health food specialist for my husband's and my grocery store (I'm pleased to say we carry many of the food items you recommend, including organic eggs, chickens, produce and grass-fed beef) that all soy lecithin is genetically modified and there is no non-GMO organic source available. Is this true? And, if so, how does this fact influence Dr. D'Adamo's recommendation for regular consumption of this product? Thanks for clarifying this. Nancy
Nancy, I did a websearch and came up with 10,000 or more hits for the words 'lecithin organic.' Five sites came up in the first page alone, offering organic lecithin. Just do a quick search, you’ll see what I mean. Takes fifteen seconds. As I often mention in my columns, I go first to www.alltheweb.com/advanced. To give you a start, how about http://www.organicingredients.com? Also, please do speak to your HF specialist about doing research of this kind, it is a job necessity in this internet age! and mention, in case s/he is does not already know this, that in the U.S. ALL food labelled "certified organic" by a state-authorized board must be non-GMO food. You're in a wonderful business, and I wish you all prosperity!! :-)
I am AB- Can you tell me isWheat grass and Whey protein is highly benefical, neutral or should be avoided. Thank you-Margie
Hi, Margie! Well, let's go right over to TYPEbase 3 and look for Whey. That one's neutral for you. According to Peter's Ask Dr. D'Adamo column entitled Wheatgrass and Blood Group A, he considers "wheat grass to be an excellent addition to the diet for all blood types." I'd say that means beneficial, eh? And thank you for the reminder, as I should put that item in TYPEbase 3 without delay!
thanks for writing, Margie! :-)
Hedi, thanks so much for all your help in the past. Now I would like, if you have any, some advice over my mum who is AB. I am not going to nag her about BTD, her health is her own responsibility, but if there is any simple advice I could pass on, at least she has the chance to follow it if she wants.
She had breast cancer about 8 years ago but it was found very early & successfully eliminated. She has always had trouble keeping the weight off & for the last few years since retirement has rather piled it on. This week she was diagnosed with high blood pressure & slightly high cholesterol. She also has a bad hip &, in my opinion is just beginning to show the very earliest alert signs of possible future dementia (my sisters disagree but then they have no experience of this & I have). There is no way she is going to adopt the AB diet wholesale. She has to cook a special diet for my diabetic, high blood pressure & high cholesterol, arthritic-kneed Dad (an O who also does not follow the BTD), and would never be bothered to cook two separate diets. Their diet is extemely low in fat & dietary cholesterol, fairly high in grains especially wheat & rice, fairly high in meat & fish, and, they allege, high in veg, though when I go to stay this seems to consist of one veg plus potatoes or pasta. Mum does a lot of gardening & goes for a good walk (she says) every day. The food she cooks is low in sugar but I suspect she eats more cake & ice cream than she's letting on.
Could you let me have any diet adaptations that would give her a few quick wins? What are the few most important avoids for AB? What HB foods could she easily incorporate to improve her health, that would not be even more harmful to my Dad? btw, dad would never eat rabbit in a million years although mum likes it. Once she made a pie, which he ate all unknowing, but when she told him what it was, back it all came!! BTW I have already suggested to my Dad that he cut out wheat & dairy & eat more veg. I have already told my mum that the majority of blood cholesterol is manufactured in the liver & does not come from food cholesterol. Thanks in anticipation of your help. Sarah
I do hope it will be help, Sarah! in any case, here goes:
A serving of oatmeal daily for both of them. Apparently works right beautifully against high blood pressure and high cholesterol in all types. This will probably shove aside their morning serving of wheat, thereby doing even more good.
The worst avoids for ABs are corn, buckwheat, chicken, lima and kidney beans, and MOST of the avoid fishes in the AB diet. They're all equally horrible for her. The second worst avoids, and it's a close second, are all the avoid meats she is eating (which are packing on the pounds, raising her cholesterol and stressing her colon, by the way). There will be little you can do about this. Some doctor has told her "lo-sugar, and/or lo-fat" so "lo-fat/sugar" she will go, dutifully draining the fats off pork and beef, eating whole wheat, and never suspecting she may have paid for truly hazardous advice.
ABs, just like the rest of us, have a vast list of Beneficial dark green leaf vegetables ~ collards, kale, beetroot greens (AND beets), mustard (not for your Dad), then there are all the salad greens, the garlic, broccoli, and all the starchy veg like sweet potatoes and parsnips... this aside from all the neutrals at her command. I mean, the WORLD of veg opens its arms to both of them! For instance: take a look at her ONLY avoids in the 88-item veg list: aloe, artichoke, capers, chilis, abalone & shiitake mushrooms, black olives, peppers, pickles, radishes and rhubarb. Eye-opening, ain't it?
Your Dad would surely eat lamb, turkey, pheasant? or cod, grouper, monkfish, herring, mackerel, perch, red snapper, salmon, swordfish, tilefish... there is a host of fishes quite wonderful for AB and O alike! I've listed only the very commonly available ones. Since he balked at the "idea" of rabbit I shan't try to start him on goat, but goat is often inexpensive and it's very good for both of them - as well as absolutely delicious when roasted.
I've had some small experience communicating these things to an AB. I have learned from my successes as well as my failures!! You might mention to her that the diet of wheat, potatoes and pasta will kill her husband and quite scientifically, too. If she does not mind doing so, nor mind taking care of him whilst he sickens and dies, then the current plan is pretty good for accomplishing her goals and needs no change. You wouldn't think anyone'd respond well to statements of this kind, yet surprisingly some do (notably the ABs of my acquaintance, after a public whinging session and a private good think about it) ~ so I offer it to you for your consideration! ;-)
Sarah, I feel for you -- as I feel for ALL of you out there trying to improve your loved ones' unspeakable diets -- and I must say that giving all information likely to be received cogently, then saying, "Well, now you know what I know and my conscience is clear" is perhaps the best procedure of all for all parties. I know you said you won't pursue the issue with her, and that's the difficult but best path to take. You will be relieved of the tempting pressure to correct their choices in future, and they will be relieved of the fear of your criticism. And, it is surprising indeed what happens when one refuses to comment or argue. Sometimes the resistance to new ideas is fueled by household controversy ~ take away one's own willingness to row over it, and the resistance disappears as well. A month or two down the road, and hey presto! you find out THEY are telling their friends about discovering this wonderful new diet. ;-) Best of luck to you, my dear!! Let me know what transpires, eh? :-)
Hello Mr. D`adamo! I come from Germany and I am a performance sportsman. Now I would like to make gladly the Secretor test and also the urine for indikan test. Are the statements of these tests also translated into German or only in English? Additionally it interests me wheather Diaet is recommended the groups of blood aslo for performance sportsman? I am group of blood of 0 and I am carbohydrates to avoid. In my sport (soccer) these are however normaly very important. Wheat products I stopped to take. I try to keep your diaet and so far I good experience thereby made. Only for me the given portions of a meal are too small. For example meat up to 180 gram. Is it posible to eat 350 gram beef on the day. I hope I get from you very fast a response. In advance thank you for your efforts.I read two books from you and also possess the Example book. Sorry for my bad english. Faithfully Stephan
Dear Stephan! Your English far surpasses my German! and you write perfectly clearly, so let me try to answer your questions.
The O diet is great for performance sportsmen, and will serve you far better than all the carbs your soccer teammates are eating.
To plan your meals for the day: two eggs if desired, one or two servings of meat, one of fowl or fish, four of vegetables (including both greens and starchy veg), four of fruit, one serving of oil (olive, flax or walnut), one of nuts. Have some whole rice or other neutral grain (or beneficial "essene" or Ezekiel bread) three or four times per week maximum. You should eat a variety of the items in the meat, vegetable, fruit groups etc. as much as possible. You can have 225-250 grams of meat or fish or fowl per serving, but all other food quantities should be increased 25-30% as well. This is a "sportsman's variation" of the O diet in Live Right 4 Your Type. Many new foods have been added to the lists since Eat Right 4 Your Type was published in 1996, so it is a good idea to purchase the (newer) Live Right book.
For information on obtaining the secretor test and other testing, please go to www.stacktheme.com and choose the German page if you like ~ there are many helpful people there!
Thank you, Stephan, and good fortune to you in your career!! :-)