Archives for: April 2001, 15
I am on the type a diet. Can I eat jicama? Thanks jim
Hi, Jim! Just go to our online database: TYPEbase 3 and enter that term. Hit the "search" button (not your "enter" key) -- the answer is waiting there for you! :-)
Hi Heidi - a while ago you gave a recipe for a vegetable drink - I'm an A, husband is a B. We can't have tomatoes but I think I recall you talking about a drink you make using celery, peppers, all kinds of good sounding things. Can you help me? Thanks Sandy
Sure, Sandy -- It's made in a juicer, and the base is carrot/celery (say, 5 carrots to one or two stalks of celery). The rest is up to you! A small beet, 1/2 clove of garlic (or less -- the flavor is extremely strong, so put only a very tiny amount in at first), 1/4 of a small red onion, a handful of greens such as kale, chard or collards, a small bunch of parsley, half a red pepper for your husband's batch, and the list goes on!
The book Juicing for Life (Calbom/Keane) is full of recipes for all kinds of juices, both fruit and veg, with instructions on how to go about it all -- including which fruits work for juicing and which don't, which items should be used alone, and safety measures in preparing the foods for juicing. A great resource, and highly recommended! :-)
Hi Heidi, If you are interested and haven’t seen it already, here is an article I found about the potatoes relationship to diabetes issue. The link, http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6566117%255E2,00.html, wouldn’t work so I copied the whole article below.
Here are a couple of links, that do work, on the subject: http://www.mercola.com/2003/jun/28/diabetes_potatoes.htm http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6565880%255E2862,00.html Don
Fascinating, Don -- thank you! Looks like there is much more research needed before we'll know the practical implications of this study. Since the team said the toxin may persist from the vegetable eaten by a steer or cow through the meat or milk, it brings into "yellow alert" many more foods than just potatoes or sugar beets.
I'm eagerly awaiting news of any development of a test to determine the genetic susceptibility discussed -- since the study indicates that the toxin is detrimental only to individuals with that susceptibility. Thanks again, dear! :-D
Hi! That entry about calcium being helpful against cold sores is very intruiging! I always get a lip sore after being stressed out and reaching for a comfort food like chocolate with almonds. Now that I think about it, there have been no full bloom eruptions since starting to make calcium soup from bones. Amazing! In the morning it is fun to poach a couple eggs in the cal-soup while also heating up some meat too. Throw in some spice, cayenne and paprika, along with the turmeric and it is a masterpiece! Yummy! I thank you for the original recipe!
About empty capsules, are the gelatin based capsules safe to use, they are surely made from pig body parts. And the vegetarian caps from Now are made of the following: Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose (HPMC), veg source & water. What is HPMC and will it bother a type 0?
Have a beautiful day! David
Hi, David! Glad you're enjoying the taste and health benefits of old bone soup! ;-)
Gelatin caps are fine for type Os, but for those of other types who take LOADS of supps daily, it's best to go with veggie caps. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (C8H15O8-(C10H18O6)n-C8H15O8) is a basic plant cellulose (carbohydrate) powder used in ophthalmic preparation of eye drops -- better known as "liquid tears" -- and it's also the basis for non-animal source supp capsules. You'll see it as an ingredient in every single veggie cap, no matter the manufacturer. Its useful properties in this application are that it can be formed into a clear, moldable, stable little item (like a capsule) which will dissolve quickly when ingested.
It's inert, so not a worry -- good news there! Thanks for your note! :-D
Please pass this along to Cindi on Jun 23 with the foot problem. What you describe sounds exactly like "hyperhydrosis", which I had as a kid for a few years. It is a stress disease, and responded to a low dose of a tranquilizer, donotal. They told me that I would have it the rest of my life, but I have been doing yoga/meditation for about 25 years now and it hasn't returned. She needs to wear only white cotton socks and all leather shoes while it is active (or leather sandals). The other things the doctor gave me were cortisone cream, sun lamp treatments, and chlorophyll foot soaks (wonderful). Hope
Thank you for that note on hyperhydrosis, Hope! I don't recall she had a problem with excess sweating, but it well could be... Chime in here, Cindi? and Hope, read on... Cindi's had some shocks recently, but at least her feet are doing well ... ;-D
Hey Heidi, OMG!!! (This is Cindi!!) Guess who is new to the NONNIES list? yep, big shock I am now in sitting here freaking out and wondering just what to do now. I lent my book out and can't even look up what I have to change now!!!!! I guess you better put me on that new group list that I read about a couple weeks ago!!!!!!! Is this a bad thing, this nonnie thing? WOW, didn't think I was part of any 20% of the population for anything at all. LOL!!!!
Anyway, the feet are much improved, I already was into the vinegar soaks by the time I read your response, but, thanks so much for re inforcing what I was doing was ok!! Now, could be being a nonny have anything to do with it being so slow for my weight to go away? I never have had any problem losing weight before I turned 37 or so. Im 41 on Sunday, 6-29, Happy birthday to me...... I consider 41 "in my forties" 40 was just the end of the thirties, but 41 puts me in my forties and what a present I got from my hard work spitting. A nonny, still cant phathom it, ok, im back in focus, i think. WEeelllllllll ok talk to me please!!!!!!!! Cindi 0+ NON SECRETOR!!!!!!!
Hello, This is Cindi again with a nonny question. Wow still in shock. What i need to know is the secretor status inherited from my mom and or dad? And do I maybe pass it to my kids? My mom is 0- and my dad is 0 + i think, just wondered if this came from one of them or both of them and what it means to my offspring? Thought maybe i could let my mom and grandma in on getting the spit test if we can trace back the nonny gene, if it even happens that way, or if I can blame my daddy!! Cindi
LOL! :-D What a difference a spit makes! :-D
Hey there, Cindi ~ Happy Birthday, and welcome to Secretors O-Nonymous. ;-) Being a nonsecretor is neither good nor bad, just a fact. KNOWING our secretor status, however, is a potent tool for getting hold of that ol' optimal health thing! I think you'll find the nonnie adjustments will take care of the lingering weight -- most "new nons" see all kinds of improvements with just the basic food swap-outs.
Glad the tootsies are better, and now might be the time to (a) take a stroll through TYPEbase for the food changes on the items you usually eat (or would like to eat), and (b) get your book back! ;-0
Secretor status is inherited. It's determined by two genes, just like your ABO type. Being a nonsecretor is much like being an O in this respect: the nonsecretor gene is recessive, just like the O gene, so each of your parents had to have at least one nonsecretor gene to pass to you, and you have a set of two matching nonsecretor genes. :-) However, your parents could be nonsecretors OR secretors OR one of each -- a secretor can have a recessive nonsecretor gene, just as a type A or B can carry a recessive O gene.
So, if you choose a mate wisely (someone with at least one nonsecretor gene- preferably two) you could have a whole family of nonnies! ;-> But that's for a couple of birthdays away -- for right now, enjoy the shock and welcome to our noniverse! :-)