Archives for: January 2001, 24
I a type A Vegan. I just picked up your book and was fascinated by it (especially by the foods that I have always, natrually, hated that are on my avoid list). I also follow several Vegan websites. I read an interesting article and would like your feedback on it: http://www.all-creatures.org/health/zonebloodtype.html I tend to read all points of view and then pick what seems to work for me. I am following several points of the ERFYT books, and I like it very much. Could you please address the article above? Thanks, Rachel
:-D Hi, Rachel! I'm smiling because Peter addressed that Klaper webpage some years ago. People do still ask about it occasionally, though, so I'm always happy to direct them to the appropriate page here ~ Episode 2 of 'Fun with Critics'.
It's too bad Dr. Klaper didn't stop by the IFHI conference this past February. He would have gleaned an enormous amount of clinical and laboratory research on the blood type health system which he could have used for his patients, as well as had the opportunity to have his criticisms addressed first-hand from the biologists and physicians there (that's if any questions remained for him after the nine hours of expert lectures and the multitude of presentation materials & handouts).
I hope you will indeed read everything you can find on this plan. There's an abundance of research literature available, as well as loads of other info, linked from the home page. Enjoy, dear! and thanks for writing!! :-D
This is in response to JoanV with lung cancer, looking for a practitioner in the bay area. Christine Chan is in Castro Valley, which is in the East Bay. She can find her in the registry. Also, Dr. Bron will do phone consults at Dr. D's clinic. The clinic number is 203-348-4800. -- Lisa
Not a question but a comment. I live in the San Francisco Bay area as well and there is one practictioner (Moses Goldberg ND) that includes the BTD program. He's in Santa Rosa but that's only about a half hour from 94947 (Novato) in non-commute times of course. The webaddress is www.imcsr.com. Hope that helps. -- Diane
This is a response for Paige (May 22nd) who does not have the energy to fix the food for the diet. I can totally relate. When I started on the BTD I was the exact same way. It took me two weeks to clean out my house of all "avoids" and get the food in the house to start. Then I made it as easy as I possibly could by cooking once or twice a week for quick meals.
I make a marinated salad (I'm an O secretor but you could adjust the vegetables to any blood type). My salad contains blanched broccoli, artichoke hearts, parsley, and onions. I make a huge quantity that fills a Tupperware Cake Taker - several heads of broccoli. I make a dressing of 3 parts lemon juice, 1 part olive oil, garlic, cayenne pepper, finely grated dry mustard, vegetable glycine or honey and sea salt. Pour over vegetables and refrigerate.
Then I buy lean cuts of deli roast beef and whole breast turkey and package them in 3-4 ounce zip bags and freeze them. Cook enough fresh fish for 2-3 meals and refrigerate. Voila, scoop out some salad, thaw some deli meat or serve cold fish and you have a dinner or lunch (I even eat it for breakfast).
Once you start eating right and the light exercise that you recommend (5BX), Heidi, the energy returns quickly. Within two weeks I was amazed at how much energy I had and could begin to cook more. Now I am hiking, walking, bicycling, and swimming - it has been less then 4 months since I started. However, I still make my weekly marinated salad because it is an easy way to avoid snacking on something that is not healthy for us and for packing a lunch for work. I even have the salad as a snack if I'm craving or hungry after my dinner. Good luck, Paige. Find the energy once a week to ensure success every day. It is worth it. -- Peggy
Ladies, thanks most sincerely for your kindness and generous help. Inspiring, as always ~~ and VERY much appreciated!! :-D
I'm following the type "O" diet currently and have three of your books, Eat Right For Your Type, Live Right For Your Type, and the small pocket reference book for Type O people. One discrepancy I've noticed is that some of the food items listed in the Eat Right For Your Type (ERFYT) book conflict with your recommendations made in the small pocket reference book. Any clarification would be very much appreciated. Thank you! Karl
Hello, Karl! Please go to the last few paragraphs at the bottom of this column, beginning with the words "FOUND INCONSISTENCIES?" The answer you're looking for is there. :-)
Dear Heidi, I looked everywhere in the BTD books and I couldn't find anything about GRAPESEED OIL. Can you tell me if it is good for my blood type which is A+. Thank you again. Ana Bela
Hi there, Ana Bela!! We have no rating for it, but I expect it to be classified as a neutral for all types. Choose your brand carefully -- Spectrum is one brand I know which doesn't use hexane or other organic solvents to extract the oil, so look for that info on the label. Even so, Spectrum's grapeseed oil is not certified organic. I'm still searching for an organic version! :-) thanks for writing, dear! :-D
I have searched several sites including yours and cannot find this answer. I am a type A. I have added vanilla soy milk to my diet. I have a box of silken tofu yet to be used. If I used the tofu in making a meal and have leftovers, will the tofu be ok to be reheated. Thanks Clara
Sure it can, Clara! enjoy!! :-)
Hi Heidi, I have a couple of questions. One for the Typebase and one about my daughter. The Typebase is about sugar. In LR4YT, sugar is an avoid for all nonsecretors. [wish there were a spell check on this, I almost wrote "for tall nonsecretors" ]But in Typebase and Encyclopedia, Brown/White Sugar is a neutral for A regardless of secretor status. What are your thoughts on this? I thought best to avoid sugar because of our immune systems being affected. Just wondering because found a great soy milk by YU (with umlat over the U) with millet, amaranth and buckwheat but has brown sugar.
Speaking of immune systems, I believe my daughter has a low grade sinus infection and has one for a long time maybe as long as a year. She easily gets stuffed up along with a cough. It lasts anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. Tomorrow will be a couple of weeks on this one. I have an OMD who gives her herbs(doctor of oriental medicine) when nothing else will do but it just feels like I keep treating it and not really addressing it completely. She cannot swallow pills yet. She has tried.
Here is what I give her. She is 5 yrs. old and an A nonnie: 1) powdered ARA daily in her juice about 3-4 times per day - approx. 1/8 tsp each time. Juice is diluted 75% water & 25% juice. But she goes in phases for past 2 weeks it has only been water. Then I struggle with what to put the ARA into. 2) 1 tsp. of Proberry daily (that stuff is SO delicious) 3) chewable Acerola C - does contain sucrose 4) chewable vitamins by Animal Parade, chewable zinc and echinacea, in morning and at night 5) 1 tsp. Heallix in morning and in night (she even squirts a little diluted Heallix up each nostril with a dropper. she is amazing.) 6) when she gets really stuffy and can't breathe, chewable Benadryl and 2 tsp. liquid ibuprofen 7) I run a vaporizer in her room at night She seems to get congested when she does not drink enough. She is very sensitive to this. She goes to preschool and I send water along with her. Everyone tells me kids get sick but rather than treating it, I would like to help her to avoid it altogether. Truthfully, she gets sick so much less than other kids and when she it really is "just" stuffiness with a cough. She has only had 3 ear infections in her life and that is when she was eating wheat (we didn't know about secretor stuff then). Given that I she is an A with an A mom and she had her first ear infection in her first year of life, I think she has beat the odds superbly. I don't think I am setting my sights too high but who knows.... Of course avoiding wheat and too much sugar makes a difference. Here is generally what she eats. Morning: 2 hardboiled eggs Lunch: 1 1/2 tofu hotdogs OR a sliced turkey sandwich on spelt bread - (turkey from Whole Foods - no nitrates or carrageenan) one frozen ice cube tray size of Trader Joes apple raspberry sauce - unsweetened OR a carob rice cake with barley malt for swee spelt pretzels Snack: Sweet potato with Earth Balance "butter" (natural flavor from corn) OR sardines with organic ketchup (has vinegar) OR homemade barley/soy flour cookies with veg glycerine Dinner: Grilled Salmon OR Tuna salad with mayo (with vinegar) with cut up carrots and onions OR cut up pieces of turkey. 2 organic kiwis OR 1/2 grapefruit for dessert. The only green vegetable she really eats is artichokes. She is crazy for them. There was a time when she would eat okra with me. I have the picture to prove it. And salads and pumpkin seeds in Braggs and olive oil. But now all she wants is what you see. Having you and the BTD community is very meaningful for me. Thanks in advance for your taking the time to think about all of this and be there for so many. Nina
What a little toughie! -- Your daughter, that is! ... well... you, too!! :-D
The cause of her stuffiness looks a little difficult to pinpoint. Two questions: do the congestion episodes begin after she comes home from school, and does she feel a little "warm" on arriving home? or can they start anytime, even when school's not in session? and without elevated temperature? Second, have you tried a full adult dose of PolyFlora-A caps (opening them and giving them to her in a little warm water)? I would certainly start giving her ghee instead of Earth Balance product, as her immune system needs some bolstering. She is managing to get some sugar and corn sweetener everyday, and I wonder if she may be extremely sensitive to corn & sugar. Any way she could be persuaded to eat her eggs as a neat little omelette with some turkey & onion? A little extra protein in the morning may help her body exeunt the baddies. Any chance the humidifier is incubating irritants or allergens?
(that was supposed to be two questions. Oh, well. :-})
I was interested to hear Dr. Tom Kruzel's IFHI conference lecture. He professed himself very pleased to see kids with snotty noses, as this indicates their immune systems are building up apace. Could this be some happy news about what's going on with your girl? Unpleasant for the present, but you're doing a beautiful job of diet design for her. I don't see a great deal more that you could do. The only further thing I'd try is doubling the Heallix dose. It cannot harm her, and I feel she could use more help from it if this is a persistent sinus infection rather than a recurring reaction to food or environment. Try these ideas, and let's see in a week or two if there is any change.
There are still discrepancies between TYPEbase and what it should be, because I haven't restored it yet. Hang in there, I'm only a couple of weeks late! :-} "Sugar (Brown/White)" IS an avoid for ALL nonsecretors, and a neutral for all secretors. ;-)
Best wishes, my dear ~~ I love the mental picture of the okra party, and your little toughie squirting Heallix up her nose. :-D
Dear Heidi, Hi! After reading about mercury toxicity in "On the Diet", I made an appointment with a new dentist that practices mercury free dentistry. After a full set of x rays, he found that I have an abscess in my upper front cuspid tooth. (It is ironic that less than a week earlier my dentist of 30 years who advocates for amalgam fillings as the best, told me my teeth were fine after my routine 6 month cleaning and examination from him) and after the teeth cleaning I had a headache for 4 cont. days and felt weak and achy.
I am o+ and have brown hair/hazel eyes. I am going to have a root canal done in 2 weeks and I am taking Heallix and extra vit. C and wonder if you have any other suggestions? Other than feeling tired I have no other health prob. Thank you very much for all your help and information. I thank you for the early detection of my tooth abscess. Rose
Hi, Rose! :-) If you were a nonsecretor, Peter would recommend a course of antibiotics before invasive dental work. Since we don't know your status yet, it's up to you -- but I think you'd be well-served by using the "chelation pesto" I mentioned, before and after your dental work. If you decide to do the antibiotics, just take PolyFlora-O for a week before you start and two weeks after you complete the antibiotics. Heallix will do a very good job for you. It takes a little longer to rout the infection when it's lodged in the bony mass of the jaw. Keep me posted, Rose! I'll be thinking of you, dear!! :-D
Dear Heidi, How are you? EVEN THOUGH THIS IS NOT A PART OF DR. D'ADAMO'S BLOOD TYPE SERIES PUBLICATIONS, I wanted to bring to your attention a New York Times Bestseller book titled: THE OKINAWA PROGRAM- How the worlds's LONGEST-LIVED people acheive EVERLASTING HEALTH- and how you can too; LEARN THE SECRETS TO HEALTHY LONGEVITY: 16 ways to eliminate Excess Calories, 10 Healing Foods and Herbs, 4 keys to Becoming and Staying Optimistic, Tips for Achieving a Healthy Protein Balance and much more- BASED ON THE 25-YEAR OKINAWA CENTENARIAN STUDY. This book was written in 2001 by these 3 authors: 1)BRADLEY J. WILLCOX, M.D., M.Sc, an internist and a geriatrics fellow in the Division on Aging at Harvard Medical School, a resident scholar at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa Japan, and a co-investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study; 2)D. CRAIG WILLCOX, Ph.D., a medical anthropologist and gerontologist, an assistant professor at Okinawa Prefecural University-College of Nursing and a co-investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study; 3)MAKOTO SUZUKI, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiologist and geritrician on the faculties of the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa International University, is the principal investigator of the Okinawan Centenarian Study. NOTE: DRS. BRADLEY J. WILLCOX AND D. CRAIG WILLCOX ARE IDENTICAL TWINS. Dr. D'Adamo had mentioned in his 1st book, BTD, that Japan has some of the highest concentrations of blood type "A" people in the world. If one reads this book, THE OKINAWA PROGRAM, one would discover that the diet, excercises, and life style suggestions, are VERY SIMILAR TO DR. D"ADAMO'S SUGESTIONS FOR BLOOD TYPE "A" PEOPLE IN THE U.S.A. AND ELSEWHERE. However, THE OKINAWAN PROGRAM truly goes into much greater depth in this INTENSIVE STUDY. As mentioned from the back cover of this 484 page paperpack, THE OKINAWAN PROGRAM, authored by a team of internationally renowned experts, is based on the landmark scientifically documented twenty-five Okinawan Centenarian Study, a Japanese Ministry of Health-sponsered study. THIS IS ALSO MENTIONED FROM THE BACK COVER OF "THE OKINAWAN PROGRAM": "If Americans lived more like the Okinawans, 80 percent of the nation's coronary care units, one-third of the cancer wards, and a lot of the nursing homes would be shut down."-FROM THE OKINAWAN PROGRAM- I went through alot of the book,with time permiting. The diet emphasizes lots of vegetables, plant foods, OMEGA-3 foods and oils which is basically alot of coldwater/ocean fishes, whole grains as wild rice, very common staple in the Orient, lots of soy foods, and frequent drinks of teas (green tea along with various herbal teas). Also emphasized, in addition to regular excercise, is the practice of Tai-Chi as well as various other health enhancing martial arts. ALOT OF OTHER EXCELLENT SUGGESTIONS ARE WRITTEN INSIDE THIS BOOK. The ELDERLY people of Okinawa have the LOWEST rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, as well as the LOWEST rates of high blood lipid levels; LDL Cholestrol, Triglycerides, and Homocystein, compared to other elderly persons of other countries throughout the world. THIS IS TRULY AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT. It would be SUPER WONDERFUL if the U.S.A., Canada, Northern/Western European countries, along with other countries throughout the world could accomplish all this. I TRULY BELIEVE IT CAN BE DONE, EVERYBODY HAS TO WANT IT BAD ENOUGH TO ACCOMPLISH ALL THIS! I also realize that there would have to be an ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF CO-OPERATION with all levels of government, The American Medical Association, all the state medical associations, and all levels of the educational establishments; from kindergarten thru post college graduate schools and all the boards of education throughout the country. Heidi, God Bless you and your family! God bless the U.S.A.. Marshal in Wichita, KS
Hi, Marshal!! You always bring up great research, and you have marvelous ideas. One of the keys to the Okinawan's diet is hyaluronic acid, abundant in cockscombs and some of their native plants such as Japanese sweet potato. I've been looking for them in our markets, but they're dashed hard to find. Any tips? Many thanks, dear, and blessings flow to you!! :-D
Hello Heidi, Next week (May 27), Udo Erasmus is giving a presentation in a town near me. His Udo's Blend contains Flax oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil,evening primrose oil,lecithin, rice bran and germ oils, d-alpha tocopherol which is supposed to be a healthy balance of omega 3 and 6. Since I am type O, I can't buy it because the sunflower oil is an avoid for O's. Is the sunflower oil significant to take anyway to get the benefit from the blend or should i just stick to straight flax and olive oil? thanks jayne
Hello, Jayne! Sunflower's a bit high in the ingredient list for my liking -- I wouldn't use it. Why not use flax, EPO, lecithin, rice bran oil and a mixed tocopherol supp instead? You could make your own brew! :-)
Know what? Your question is a great one for Mr. Erasmus himself. Explain that.... you're "allergic" to sunflower oil, and does he have a product you CAN have which would do similar things? (or is there a way to mix the oils you CAN have to do the same thing, but I doubt he'll answer that one, LOL!) SECOND, ask him if the rice bran component is organic.... and if so, I WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO GET ORGANIC RICE BRAN OIL, GOSH DARN IT! :-D Enjoy the presentation, Jayne, and let me know what you learn!! :-D
Hi Heidi, I am a 42 years old female(A neg,non-secretor) from Holland and on the diet for about two years now, with great results for IBS and immune system. In january I started to follow the guidelines in LR4YT for non-secretors. So I stopped eating sugar because I tend to have problems with candida(I guess) and hypoglycemia. Is it possible that my body has become more sensitive to sugar, beacause I seem to have more hypo's and fatigue when I eat something sweet now. (only on special occasions, like birthdayparties) I know there is also a lot of stress involved, I'm a nervous type, (A's huh) so I try to practice yoga as much as I can. Do you have suggestions for supplementation to keep those hypo's umder control. I'm taking a multivitamin and probiotics and a mineral supplement from orthica, a dutch brand, because NAP supplements are quite expensive here. I've used cortiguard but I ran out of that now. I have limited my coffee intake to one cup in the morning, beacause lots of coffee seem to make it worse. I try to minimize in the graincategory but that's rather difficult here. In Holland we are used to eating (spelt)bread or cereals for breakfast and lunch. Your advise is most welcome, thank you very much. Greetings, Wil.
Oh, yes. Your body wasn't designed to deal with refined white sugar at all! so now that you've been away from it, having a little will set off alarms. Instead of sugar, seek out vegetable glycerine for all your sweetening needs - from tea to baking. Searching (at the bottom of this page) for "glycerine" will bring up a number of columns -- just read the one with the title which includes "ALL ABOUT VEG GLY" and proceed to the others for more.
Wil, I wish you could come to the States and see the breakfasts and lunches we "are used to! -- you would see what I am faced with! I must order carefully if I'm out, and for the greatest part I eat at home or with others who understand this diet. However, with time it has become quite normal for me, and quite pleasant, to eat as I do. If you like, you could have bread for lunch one day, and cereal for breakfast the next. But do switch grains when you can -- between oatmeal, amaranth, spelt, kamut, as many as you can find in your market or baker or health food store. If you have an extra serving or two during the week, I don't think that is too terrible! ;-)
If you use only one product from NAP, please use the probiotic. There is nothing else like it. Others can contain a wide selection of inappropriate organisms, and no other product is designed specifically with blood-group flora interactions in mind. For a nonsecretor, it is very important for your immune system health. And Cortiguard is more effective that any supplement I've ever seen for regulating cortisol, leading to better healing, peaceful sleep and vibrant energy -- and a calm focus throughout the day -- but I certainly understand if the expense is difficult to justify for you. Besides, you do yoga!
I'm very pleased you do your yoga! It's such a wonderful thing!! I think you're doing a great job, and please keep in touch!! :-D
hello heidi, this is the little scots lady again i hope you are well as you would have to be coping with all the questions you get from btd people you are very patient my Question is i've ordered DGL Licorice from stachtheme your uk distributer and as i am on rabeprazole sodium 20mg for GERD and i also have HBP can i still take DGL i've got a feeling i can but i wanted to be sure thank-you for all the support i've had in the past when i visit my sister in new jersey i intend to make a trip to one of your seminars cheers mary mccormick.
Well, hello, dear! Oh yes, you can still take the DGL. It's designed especially so that it does not raise blood pressure, and it is good for the tum. Did you try the ginger juice as we discussed before?
Let me know if you plan to attend an event ~ I'd love to meet you! go well, Mary! :-D
Hi Heidi, Thanks for the info on all the different peppers and for informing me that I can have fish sauce, i just can't get enough of Thai food. I have another question - I am seeing a naturopath for dry eyes and for a throat complaint, not sure what its called but it feels like I have something stuck in there all the time, the specialist told me its just acid from my stomach causing the muscles in my throat to tense up. Anyway since i have seen the naturopath and she put me on chinese herbs they have been getting better. She said that my liver is causing these problems so thats what she's treating. Its just that whenever I am in airconditionig for a long time my eyes just seem to get worse (they are better overall) again and its like a yo yo, it gets very frustrating at times and I dread airconditioning although sometimes its hard to avoid. i was wondering if there is anything I can do diet wise that will help improve them quicker. I am type O and am about 90 - 95% compliant. Thanks in advance. Chantelle [Oz]
Hello, Chantelle! First thing I'd do is drink a whole lot of water, every day. At the minimum: 1/2 ounce of pure water for each pound of bodyweight, and a pinch of gray sea salt added to each quart. It will help your liver, it will help your eyes, and your skin will look beautiful! (among other, unseen benefits). Keep me posted, dear!! :-D
In the Blood Type Encyclopedia on Page 348 under Group A-Specific Lectins, it has Pinto Beans, cinnamon,and apples listed with the bad lectin foods when they are good for Type A's. I am a Type A secretor and I eat a lot of peanuts, peanut butter, and apples and also soy products. Can you overdose on peanuts and soy beans???? Thank you for your answer. Carol
AH! Hi, Carol! Go to the search form at the bottom of this page, and type in "errata." Start at the bottom and read through! thanks for writing!! :-D
Hey you, this is CINDI, and first of all, thank you and the other readers who responded about my friend who has ringing in her head. I pass the info on to her, unfortunately she loves the morphine more than she cares to notice. I will keep working on her though. Anyway, moving on, Heidi, as you get told often, not often enough, you are a god send and i may not have gotten so into this change of eating habits if not for you and this column's info. Remember when I wrote about not losing weight? I stopped gaining but wasnt losing, well I took a close look at my life up until a couple years ago and then the most recent years, which i slowly put on this extra 20-25 pounds and I discovered that it started when I had to move into a Condo and then an apartment and there is no yard work for me to do. Seriously, I would love to work up a sweat mowing and gardening and now I dont have that. I am usually already tan by now and I wont even put on shorts because I am not used to looking chubby, I am only 5'2" so 25 extra pounds, looks like 50 extra. I am miserable everytime i look in the mirror and I have started walking at least 4 times a week. The trouble is I am a waitress and walk at work 8 hours everyday. My feet hurt and its not that fun to walk. Oh i walk to the store instead of drive,etc, but this isnt as much exercise as gardening and no where near as fulfilling. I take Bladderwrack by "Nature's wonderland" but sometimes I forget and miss a day. It says on the bottle "not recommended for long term use" What is considered to be "long term"? I also stopped the 1/2 cup of oatmeal a couple times a week in the morning, and I buy the organic beef, cost way more, but oh well, and i am very compliant all the time, except for the Bartles and Jaymes "Hard Lemonade" flavored beer that I drink a few times a week. It is so refreshing and I wonder if that is a huge problem.. I used to drink a four pack every day, now about one in a week. I stopped eating candy and all of us at work snacked on grapes instead, took it to the point that i cant look at a grape for awhile, they were a thirst quencher and I figured better than the Gummy worms, but maybe I over did them and they are on the nuetral list, can too much of something on the neutral fruit list be exceptionally harmful? Okay, I will let you read someone elses stuff now, sorry for rambling, but I was just wondering and wanted to thank you and the others who took the time to help me and my pal. Could I maybe be a non secretor? or are these problems not signals of being a nonny? I just got the test kit and need to get to spittin and mail that baby in to find out huh? :-Þ Cindi (O+)
Whoooops! Did I call ya Cindy? Or Cyndy? Or Cyndi? (I hope I was that close, anyway! lol!)
Ah, well, me dear: opiates are exceedingly seductive. Her doctor's got her addicted to them now. Not a happy prospect. :-( She'll have to want to get off them -- your caring friendship is wonderful, but it's gonna be up to her.
Is there a community garden near you? Check the websites and the yellow pages! You might find a place to work out by your preferences, and bring home some veg as well! Or, go to the bottom of this page and type in "5BX" -- it's a marvelous exercise plan that incorporates many gardening moves, and it's designed to challenge you wherever you are (or your weight is). About the bladderwrack? All herbals should be stopped for a few days & started up again, say every few weeks or a month. It will NOT hurt you if you don't -- that procedure just allows the herb to take breath and attack afresh.
Neutrals will never hurt you. Whatever's in the "Hard Lemonade" might! What does the label say? Not some load of corn sweetener, is it? Try a good brand of hard cider instead -- like Woodchuck Dark & Dry, or (if you can find it) their Granny Smith Varietal. (on that label, the woodchuck's holding a green apple, lol).
Get to spittin,' girl! I look forward to hearing the results! And don't you worry... slowly and surely is the way to success. You'll do it. No doubt about that! :-D
You column is fantastic. Thanks so much. Please help me with Hot Flashes. I feel like I have tried everything the past 3 years: herbs, chinese herbs, progesterone creme, vitamins, accupuncture, chiropractor etc. and nothing seems to help. I have been on the Eat For Your Blood Type plan since Christmas. My blood type is O and I am a non-secretor. My hot flashes are awful. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Lynn
Hello, Lynn! Have you tried the herb Rhodiola rosea? Maca? Black cohosh? the FemBalance product in our Store here?
Tell me more about the herbs/supps you've tried, and we'll work out a protocol for you that won't go over old ground. By the way, the Eat Right 4 Your Type Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia has great protocols for female issues. Thanks for writing, and hang in there ~ relief is on its way!!! :-D
I put 1 drop of oregano oil, & 1 drop of thyme oil on my pimples, acne, & cold sores, this helps me. ?many diets emphasize not eating/drinking beverages after 6 or 7pm. What does the blood type diet say about this? brian
Oil of oregano (and thyme) is a potent anti-microbial, so I'm not surprised that it works nicely. Thanks for that tip!
We encourage people to eat their main meal as breakfast, a smaller meal at lunch, and a light one for dinner -- and to finish all food intake at least two hours before retiring to bed. :-D
Hello, Heidi!! I would like to thanks Gwyneth for her tip about my shin splint. It is always welcome any advice about it, although I know my reason... (or I think I do). Do you run?? Heidi, Thank you very much for your advice about the pills. I am not gonna take it! Question: I would like to know if a person who has fungus in his nail(type O)should avoid products that have yeast as part of the ingredient, like some breads. Is that anything in a diet that should be taken more carefully to clean it or not get it worst??? Thank you for been you!!! Bcha.
You're very sweet, Bcha! I hope Gwyneth sees your note!! Yes, I'm a happy runner. Not nearly the mileage I used to do, since I'm trying to focus more on strength training these days (and I've been sitting at the computer more and exercising less... it's driving me nuts, and something's going to change real quick!!), but I miss those perfect-morning-ten-miles up & down the hills of Bronxville! ;-)
Someone with nail fungus should see to his intestinal critters. Yeast ingestion has no effect on this -- but eating the wrong diet, and not taking an ABO-specific probiotic along with food for the wonderful little buddies (like ARA6) will help continue the systemic fungal environment. Here's what to do: clean and dry the feet thoroughly, and apply one drop of any cheapo white vinegar you can find - full strength plain white vinegar. Do this twice per day, and keep the feet clean and dry as much as possible -- kick the shoes and socks off at every opportunity. Nails take a minimum of six weeks to grow out -- do not skip a day, keep up with it twice every day.
You're always such a ray of light, Bcha! keep that big smile shining, dear!! :-D