Archives for: April 2001, 05
hi heidi in response to vicki's qestion today re her friend bill. my dad has emphysema he used to smoke but gave up @ 15 years ago,he says he regrets ever having put a cigarette in his mouth.my dad is suffering every day.he only climbs the stairs once a day to go to bed as he is unable to climb them any more often.so he uses a commode downstairs.he cannot walk very far,a few feet,before getting out of breath.he is now having to use oxygen and any little thing is making him very anxious & stressed making his breathing worse.my mum is his carer.she even bathes him.all the household & garden chores she does because he is unable to.not because he doesn't want to he did these jobs all his life but he is UNABLE TO.tell your friend to stop sitting on his brains and stamp the bloody cigarette out now! thanks debs
Loud & clear, debs! It's her dad with the smoking, and I hope vicki passes on your sage & pungent advice to him (from a safe distance, lol!)! :-D
Heidi, I've just been pondering something. Ia am a b+ secretor and don't know the lewis type, but let's just say I was double negative. In a case like this, I've read that Dr Dadamo asks us to consider ourselves nonsecretors because of the same health risks, etc. Does that mean following the same exact diet as the nonsecretors? In other words, would I be able to eat tomatoes as a type B+ secretor double Lewis negative? Or would I just follow the secretor diet, and not eat any nonsecretor avoids? I would love to hear how this works. I am going to find out my Lewis type, just in case! Thank you! Jennie
You bet, Jennie ~~ tomatoes are neutrals for B nons! and if you turn out Lewis double negative, you'll follow the nonsecretor diet. Good luck with that test, OK? I'll be rooting for you! :-D
hi Heidi- OK,I admit I am the devil here concerning my Question about Glutamine...But... after reading your answer,I reread DR. bron's answer concerning glutamine for type A (I am a ,and he also suggested supplimenting 500-750 mg. between meals for a week or two,which,of course,is not in synergy with co-factors,as you suggested...I am not indicating that DR. Bron is the Devil,but you really have to look out for those cherub faces ;-). John
~;-D Quite true -- but that part of his post is of the "general usage" character which I noted, rather than the "glutamine in foods" (potential co-factors) part. ;-> May your tribe increase, John -- and may they all find their way here, I know I'd love to hear from them, too! :-D
Heidi, I have a tip that might help Sarah and her trouble with the taste of HEALlix. I suggest that she use a straw. Preferably a flexible straw so that the tip of the straw can be inserted fairly far back in her mouth. Hopefully, this will reduce the contact of the fluids with her tongue so she doesn’t taste it as much before swallowing. It may be worth a try. Don
GREAT tip, Don!! Thanks for that! :-D
My husband is type B, I'm type A, and we have seven kids: 4 type A's, and 3 type AB's!! I am enjoying getting all of us on board with the blood type diets. What can I use as a substitute for butter that will work for all of us? Brand names would be helpful to me, as I'm having difficulty locating things. Thank you. Patricia
Well, MY hat's off to YOU, dear!! Nine of you, three blood types, and you're ENJOYING the process! If there's a medal for spunk & great attitude, you should be wearing it! :-D Sincerely, congratulations on your efforts -- they will pay off handsomely!!
The best sub for butter (far better for everyone's health, too) is GHEE. It is clarified butter. Quite simple to make at home, and if you'd like to purchase it, I suggest either a health food store, or an India specialty foods shop. It's the "lipid of preference" in most of the subcontinent. It's also called "clarified butter," but the above shops would recognize the name "ghee."
We also have a recipe, in Peter's Butyrate and Ghee column. It's simply wonderful stuff, buttery & light, and has great health benefits. Enjoy, and Keep Shining!
Ihave switched to the eat right diet almost 1 month ago.I am A+ and I have completely changed my eating patterns.For the first week or so I felt ill on the diet but that passed and my sluggish digestive system began to work at a faster pace.
What puzzles me at this point is the fact that i have not lost any weight.I have not had any redmaeat of dairy products since I started the system(I used to eat meat or cheese at least once a day) and I am eating tofu and other soya products at least three or four times a week.I eat fish twice a week and chicken twice)I am also eating pineapple every day and I am adhering to the highly benifical suggestions on most occassions.
I find this frustrating when I am sitting down to my plate of stirfried veg and tofu while my friend tucks into her steak (blood type o)and she has lost 14 pounds since we started with very little effort!!!What am I doing wrong??? (my parents are motherA+, Father O+) I would appreciate any suggestions. Tina
:-) Well, Tina, I'd say the only thing you're doing wrong is eating dinner with that type O friend. ;-) We can be very annoying with our quick weight loss on the O diet. :-D
The metabolism of most As is quite different, and the "apparent" speed of the response to the diet is less dramatic. As long as you're getting plenty of raw and steamed/stirfried veg, drinking 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight daily (with a squeeze of lemon to each quart), and doing some light exercise each day, you are doing precisely as you should do. It is quite normal for type As to take longer to show weight loss. However, you can take some reassurance by checking your body measurements (waist, hips, tops of thighs) weekly, rather than using the scale. I think you'll find your 'size' is slowly going down, even if the scale does not register a loss quite yet.
Trust me, you are in the MOST difficult phase right now! Give it a few more weeks, and you will definitely begin seeing the results you want. The first thing that happens is the body readjusts to the new diet, grudgingly sometimes. The second thing one sees is enhanced energy, and the third thing to expect is weight loss-- slow, steady and PERMANENT weight loss. ;-)
So do NOT lose hope, dear!! Just hang in there, and be reassured that there is NO better health plan, for life, for you! Keep me posted, just write in with whatever's going on, OK? I do want to hear from you! :-D
This is a reply to Theresa who made a suggestion about trying lecithin to clear up the warts/fungus problem and to Heidi for posting it. Thank you very much for your concern about us. I have already let my son know about what Heidi had suggested earlier and we are currently trying that, but I am going to look into your suggestion. I am very glad it worked for your friends. The part about the excess dietary fats being the cause sounds interesting to me. Thanks, again!
And for Heidi & Sarah in PA- Thanks for clarifying that two Tier business for me. It makes much more sense now. As it turns out, I was following the diet correctly. I guess I just need to be more patient with my body and more diligent in my exercise regime. Eagle
Many thanks for the update, Eagle ~~ I'm looking forward to the next one... keep 'em coming! :-D
Hi! Love the column and all the great advice, comments, tales. I have some advice of my own to give; 1) regarding nail fungus. Grapefruit seed extract applied and scrubbed under the nail with a toothbrush, in the shower, has headed off and cured nail fungus for me. I don't know about the latter stages (nail deformation, etc.) as this had always nipped it in the bud. 2) Kim's shingles/herpes II. Homeopathic Rhus Toxicodindron is a wonderful nontoxic remedy for both of these ailments. Homeopathy is symptom based treatment worth looking into for all kind of problems that baffle standard medical science, or for which it can only offer poisonous cures. Ask your Naturopath or alternative practitioner about it. Keep up the good work! Lois o neg, secretor status unknown
MOST appreciated, Lois! By the way, it's lovely to hear from you -- don't be a stranger!!
I am brand new to this concept and I am currently breastfeeding. Can I do this now or should I wait until I am finished? Holly
Greetings, Holly! YES, the sooner the better! Also, if you have the chance, take a peek at the new Eat Right 4 Your Baby book. Much of it concerns pregnancy, but there are useful tips for new moms as well.
Welcome, and stop by with any questions you may have!! enjoy! :-D
Hi Heidi, I saw that Conrad mentioned unsweetened carob chips. My HFS will order stuff, just have to know the name of it. If you read this Conrad, would you mind passing along the brand name of your carob chips to Heidi?
Also wanted to ask you about broccoli sprouts. Since broccoli is beneficial for everyone, what about the sprouts? Radish and mung bean sprouts both carry the same value as the unsprouted source. Probably not always the safest way to extrapolate so checking it out with you.
What do you think about using pasteurized eggs for making homemade mayonnaise recipe to avoid risk of salmonella? The nonnie list is going strong and some of these questions came out of our discussions. Thanks as always for all of your help with that and all that you do. Best, Nina
Hey there, Nina! Broccoli sprouts are just as beneficial as broccoli, only better. :-) so pile 'em on!
I just make sure that the eggs are organic, from healthy, ranged chickens, and that the shells are intact & whole. But if anyone wants to use pasteurized eggs, I see no objection offhand. Are you talking about flash pasteurization? Not some dried egg product, I hope? Fill me in on the details, as I'm unfamiliar with pasteurized fresh eggs -- thanks, dear!! :-D
Hi Heidi, I knew I could rely on you to put me in my place regarding my passion of sunbathing, ha ha!!! ;-) BUT.....you will be pleased to hear that another of my passions in life is growing vegetables (I eat them too!). High in antioxidants, great for the health and the skin protection.
As you said, a little sun goes a long way so I take care to build it up gradually. It has been proven that those highest at risk from melanoma are those who work cooped up in sunless offices most of the year and then spend 2 weeks in the summer on a scorching beach trying to cram in as much burning as they possibly can, just to prove that they have been somewhere hot! Not my idea of fun at all.
As far as I can remember, I have only ever gone a little red a couple of times in my life - my skin goes olive brown very easily since I am outdoors most of the year.
I am glad you said sunscreens are a bad idea. I never liked them on my skin and a newspaper article stating that Octyl methoxycinnamate (found in virtually all standard suncreams) is a known carcinogen was enough to turn me off them completely. No way as good as the natural way, that is what I reckon.
Could you please pass my email address to Abby - I would greatly appreciate any help with a reputable homeopathist in the UK. Well take care, and enjoy the sunshine if you have it (we do!). Best wishes from Craig (England) O Rh- non-sec MM
LOL! :=D AH, well that passion for gardening tips the scales in entirely the other direction! ;-D I will be honored to give your message to Abby, and if anyone else has a UK homeopathist recommendation for Craig, sail it on in!!
Bless you, Craig, I'll be smiling all night. Take good care, my dear!! :-D