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Help for Natasha has arrived! ~ along with an AB question ~some S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G ! ~ and notes from Lily! :-)August 24th, 2000 , by admin
Many readers wrote in to offer Natasha some help in finding health foods in LA. Here's her original note:
and the replies:
Here is an address that might be of use to Natasha until she can locate some good health food stores near her. Natasha, where are you in California? Also, we do have 2 lists that are active for O's. BTD-O and ER4YT-ON-S. Also, there is ER4YTAdvanced for those who have all the books available and have read them. This address came from one of our sweet ladies on the ER4YTAdvanced list. Sarah Living where I do away from Health Foods shopping centers I do quite a bit of ordering. One that I like is in California. Dried Fruits, Nuts, Dates, Seeds, Grains and other select products. Jaffe Bros. P.O. Box 636 Valley Center, CA 92082-0636 www.OrganicFruitsandNuts.Com ~Cleo
Dear Heidi, How are you?
re Blood Type "O" Roundup #11-Plea for help from Natasha, I do hope that this information is of some help to her. NOTE: I AM KEEPING IN MY MIND THAT NATASHA IS NEW TO THE UNITED STATES. Any major supermarket will stock fresh vegetables in both the regular produce departments, as well as in their "ORGANIC" Produce departments. I would go the regular departments only because it is SO MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE!! To my knowledge, their produce is quite fresh. When I was in San Diego CA from 1984-1987, there were these 2 major supermarkets in the area: Krogers and A&P Supermarkets. Also, farmers markets are all around in all parts of the U.S.A.. Yellow pages of the local telephone directory can be of some help.
Depending upon seasons and time of year, local produce farms also sell LOTS & LOTS of fresh produce as lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, strawberries, apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, ETC. by the bushel. If there is a super Walmart in your area, they have some EXCELLENT SUPER SELECTIONS of produce of all types. Also, these super Walmarts have fantastic selections of various fishes from both the U.S. and various foreign countries; Australia being one of them. In fact, orange roughy fish is quite frequently shipped in from Australia. Also, California has an enormous fishing industry. There should be plenty of fish markets with freshly caught fish. If anything, California is extremely advantageous for getting fresh fish from the oceans vs. more inland states as Kansas that must rely on farm raised fishes as salmon. Walmarts in Wichita Kansas import enormous amounts of farmed raised salmon from Chile, a South American country.
California, if I recall correctly, should have a lot of food co-operatives that can assist people in choosing and buying ALL kinds of decent foods at a reasonable price: everything from canned goods, to fresh cuts of beef. Again, the yellow pages in your local directory should be of some help. re buying fresh poultry or beef, check for wholesalers in your area. NOTE: These people tend to sell large minimum quantities of beef or poultry if one is to get it at a reasonable price. BE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE IN BOTH YOUR FREEZER AND/OR REFRIGERATOR TO STORE THESE LARGE QUANTITIES OF BEEF OR POULTRY, IF BUYING FROM A WHOLESALER. I do hope this information is of some help for you, Natasha. Good Luck and God Bless You and your family. Marshal
For Natasha in California: Hate to state the obvious, but the best thing to go is look in the Yellow Pages under "Health Food Stores" for whatever city she lives in, then call the listed stores and ask what they carry. Being formerly from Los Angeles, there are MANY stores all over the metropolitan area, such as Whole Foods, Wild Oats, and Erewhon. I think Wild Oats and Whole Foods have other stores throughout California, but if Natasha is in a small town, she may have trouble finding what she wants. Now living in France, I sorely miss the supermarket-type health food stores that can be found in California.... Wishing her luck, Abby
For Natasha: I have been able to find at least one very big HFS in every medium to large city in California, and many decent sized HFSs in smaller bergs as well. California is the central place on earth for this sort of thing, so don't despair. Look in your yellow pages for local HFSs. Be sure to check the chains, like WHOLE FOODS (which are all over the place) and WILD OATS. Also, TRADER JOE has lots of stuff--I'm sure he'll have some of what you want. In my medium-sized city, there are two gigantic HFSs, a TJs, and several smaller shops. That is actually typical! Good luck! Genie
BIG THANK-YOUs to Cleo, Marshal, Abby & Genie for sharing their knowledge! Much appreciated, friends!! :-D
I am Type AB secretor. Is glucosamine sulphate and/or NAG an ok supplement for me to take? I am currently taking a combination of glucosamine/chondroitin and understand chondroitin is fine but am concerned about the glucosamine aspect. Thank you. Verna
Just curious how the blood-type diets work with glocosamine/chondroitin supplements that I hear so much about to help with arthritis and joint problems??? I am a type O, following the diet fairly closely and feeling great. I went through breast cancer 6 years ago, and am doing fine, but wake up with lower back pain (mostly from all the gardening I do!!) Wondered if glucosamine might help??? Thanks for any information you may have!!!! Debbie
Both are fine for you, Verna! Peter's Ask Dr. D'Adamo column entitled Deflect for Arthritis explains why. Debbie, have a good look at that column ~ lots of details on the ins and outs of arthritis-alleviation supps. The "cure" for exercise-related lower back pain is to (1) gently but thoroughly stretch the hamstrings (muscles in the back of your thighs) & calves and (2) keep the back muscles themselves strong through targeted exercise ~ the 5BX (Five Basic Exercises) Site has a great one for that purpose!
A very effective stretch for the hamstrings is:
- lie on a firm, flat surface
- bend one knee so that the foot is flat on the surface
- raise the other leg as far as you can, keeping it straight.
The idea is to grasp the leg and gently pull it toward you, but if you can't do that right away, just work up to it.
Switch legs and continue. Do five to ten stretches on each leg.
- fold a bathtowel up into a long 6" wide "strip."
- sit on that firm, flat surface with your legs straight in front of you.
- take one end of the towel in each hand, and loop the middle under the balls of your feet ~
- keep sitting straight up -- and pull back on the towel.
You'll feel the stretch in your calf muscles.
Do ten of these. :-)
Thanks for writing, ladies! :-)
Hello, Heidi : Re : 7 Jan ~~ Octet 4O ~~ #6 from Andrew [who has profound misgivings about killing animals for food]
For soothing such distress, try to visualize that we also digest misfortune of the animal by love and return as a gift to it, together with sending wishes for peace love health & prosperity for its future lives. Spare sometimes, weekly, monthly or annually, duration and length of time is up to the individual, but let's believe that it is solved on a higher or subtle level, and favourable conditions for its future lifes are promoted and secured after it has come to work with mankind. Hope Andrew is always in peace.
Ref. Question No. 1 by Yelena on 10 Feb 03. A small suggestion for her to try with flaxseed. I learned it from my friend who has been doing successfully for her and sister. It is an Ayurvedic method : Boil 1 tablespoon of flaxseed in 1 cup of water for several minutes until the husk is broken and the content looks like a smooth paste and "it also taste good." If Yelena still got flaxseed with her might as well try this method.
I noticed that some of your fans asked about how to make ghee at home. If ready-made one is more convenient for them, below is a "link" : www.purityfarms.com 100% Certify Clarified Ghee Purity Farms, Inc. 14635 Westcreek Road Sedalia, Colorado 80135 I love its yellow color, merrys my heart!
For curiosity : Ref. your reply to Nicole (#3 in Type B Roundup-7): What is Neti Pot? The essential oil : Is it Anise Star or Aniseed? Many thanks. Lily A+
The neti pot is a little item used in nasal irrigation. Ideally, it should be made from a material that won't break if dropped on a bathroom floor. The spout should be designed to block one nostril, while trickling in some warm salted (no iodine) water ~ which you then swirl around in the sinuses, and drain out of the other nostril. It's a very simple concept with marvelous results. Getting the technique down takes some practice, which I recommend be done in the shower! :-) Here is a good description of the procedure. There are many kinds of neti pots, and all of them can be purchased online. Just use www.alltheweb.com/advanced, and use the "exact phrase" "neti pot." :-)
The vaporizer oil may be aniseed or star anise ~ either one.
By the way, I hope Andrew reads what you wrote for him. It certainly "spoke" to me.
All your notes are very warmly received ~ thank you for your kind contributions and friendship! :-)
and now for my daily reminder: :-)