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Hi, enjoying reading your articles. Feeling is like sunshine in summer. Here in Hong Kong I came across a teabag last night. It is called Gymnema Plus,. made in Singapore, for Diabetes (II) and overweight person. Contains Gymnema Sylvestre and Green Tea. Their leaflet mentioned that "Gymnema Sylvestre is a famous Ayurvedic herb that has been safely used in India for more than 2000 years and has been widely use in America and Japan." If Dr. Dadamo is testing new products, is it possible to include this one as well? As he is not accepting new question now, I send it for your consideration. Thank you very much. You have been doing a marvellous job.. I am addicted to the Website. Lily A+ Overweight (weak kidney meridian according to Chinese doctor.)
Good morning, Lily! Gymnema Silvestis, or Sylvestre, is a very interesting plant, indeed. It's been used for many years in complementary medicine and plant-based supplements. We have no rating for it, but the studies I've read reported no side effects for anyone ~ a good sign! Its most significant actions are to rejuvenate the pancreas and liver, and I know of no reason why you shouldn't use it! That said, it would work best if you avoid refined sugar of all kinds. You are very kind, dear, and I hope your healing proceeds smoothly and swiftly! :-)
I have rcently been diagnosed with CLL type leukemia. Is there any of your diet related information for my blood type A that I can begin to follow to stop the progression of the over formation of the white blood cells? I am not anemic, and have no other symptoms of the leukemia other than a high whilte blood cell count. I ate too much red meat until I was diagnosed and am trying to follow your diet. Susan
Susan, the best approach I can recommend is to use the lifestyle guidelines in Live Right 4 Your Type and the supplement protocols in the BTD Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia. I am certain you will see good progress if you adhere to the diet, exercise and protocol regimen. Also, look into finding out your secretor status, either through the saliva secretor test available here, or by getting your Lewis type through your diagnostic laboratory. For quick reference, Le a-b+ is the secretor type; Le a+b- is the nonsecretor type; Le a-b- is "double negative," in which case the nonsecretor diet should be used. Let me know if I can be of further help, and please accept my heartfelt good wishes to you in your healing!
My blood type is A. I am allergic to all fish but can eat shell fish. All the shell fish were on the avoid list. Between Lobster, crabs and shrimp which is a better choice? Since I cannot eat fish, not being able to eat any seafood greatly limits my choices. Mariannette
Whooo... bummer, eh? If I were you, I'd get my secretor status ASAP ~~ mussels and scallops are neutral for A-nons. :-) And keep the faith: after a few months on the diet, you may find that your fish allergy diminishes. This kind of development is common among long-term BTD'ers. Between lobster, crab and shrimp, which is best? *sigh.* SNAILS. Talk to your fishmonger about getting a discount on a weekly supply. I'm not worried about your protein intake, since the world of beans and many kinds of fowl are available to you. Make beneficial oils your priority as well, and have some of that ground flaxseed in water concoction I'm always recommending. Keep me posted, OK? I'd like to hear how this turns out for you!
Hi Heidi! Commenting on the letter about people who are conditioned to eat too much, i.e. protein. Not at all to disagree because I see some of that too, but to add an additional observation...I've noticed people who have trained themselves to get by on just barely enough protein to survive. I see it especially in women; I think it may be something cultural. For example, the women who diet by eating just salads mostly -- and the women at my office who would eat a bagel & carrot for breakfast and popcorn for lunch. It is a pattern of conditioned deprivation, and it seems common in women who've dieted a lot, and also among the women I know who don't make enough money to live in abundance. Happy new year! In my old herb garden, I also had wormwood & moonflowers, but no blue roses. (o:Maia
Excellent point, Maia ~ I, too have seen this practice among a great many women. It is also supported by that lingering popular distrust of protein and fat, and of course the breads, microwave popcorn and common vegetables are cheaper and handier than more hearty fare. One of my office mates was a woman who would get through the day on a coffee & a one-dollar piece of pizza (even when pregnant), yet she spent thousands in a year on wedding/shower/birthday (etc.) gifts as part of her "social obligations." I'm sure culture plays a part ~ in ways usually incomprehensible to me....
Not only blue roses (china petals, and a faint "raspberry" rose scent), but green ones (ruffled, unscented) and black ones (velvet) as well! Ah, to be a teenager again! :-D A very happy New Year to you as well, my dear! :-)