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I just read Eating Right 4 Your Type and found I'm eating all the wrong things for my type. I'm A+ so I should be a vegatarian. I bought the Cook Right 4 Your Type book to get some ideas of meal planning and discovered that a few of the recipies suggest type A should avoid them and I don't understand why. Can you tell me why we should avoid the Lemon Tea Cake and Walnut Cookies? Lemons and walnuts are ok for us, right? Renee
Hi, Renee! I think it's the butter! Use ghee instead, and enjoy! :-D
By the way, not all type As are best suited to vegetarianism -- some are, and some are not. Just follow the beneficial/avoid/neutral status for the foods, and include chicken & turkey (and fish!) if you seem to benefit from it.
and a WARM WELCOME to the BTD! Write again with any questions! :-)
Dear Heidi, thanks for your recent reply to my query around my agonising ulcer - I just wanted to update you on what my BTD practitioner has next suggested and ask you if you agree with her recommendations ... you told me 'heallix' might be a good thing to start taking to heal the stomach lining - on asking my practitioner she said it was commonly used for treating cancer! - she's given me 'permatrol' to take as she thinks this will help heal the gut. She has also given me another herbal remedy which includes licorice, marshmallow and comfrey. Next for my endometriosis she has given me 'bromelain' which she believes has given her successful outcomes with other patients suffering from endo. Heidi, could you tell me what you think of these? I'd really appreciate your opinion.
Could I also trouble you with another question - my husband is also following the blood group diet (he is a B - waiting back for secretor status but think Nonnie). She is treating him for Candida, a couple of years ago he also had this quite badly and got rid of it quite successfully but hence only to return. He has felt absolutely awful while taking the herbal remedy she has given him - we think it might be the 'die-off' effect - can you let me know if this is possible? She also asked if he had any mercury teeth fillings of which he has 6 - she suggested he get these replaced as she feels this may help him - can you tell me what you think? Heidi, I'd really be interested in hearing what you've got to say - so sorry it's a bit of a long one this time. I value your column greatly and think you do such a fantastic job in answering all our queries. Thanks again - Josie...
Hi, Josie! Read about Heallix at www.heallix.com. Yes, it is effective against cancers, but it is generally a powerful HEALER (fulvic acid) and ANTIBIOTIC (ionized (not colloidal) silver -- no harm to intestinal flora/fauna balance) -- that's why I suggested it for your ulcer! ;-) It cleans and heals -- and acts far more quickly that the herbals customarily prescribed for ulcers. That said, anyone who's had a stomach or duodenal ulcer would be well advised to include Fucus in their daily supplements. It does a lovely job of fending off H. pylori bacteria from contributing to a future ulcer.
Permatrol sounds fine for the most part: L-glutamine, n-acetyl glucosamine, gamma oryzanol, ...vit E,... l-acidophilus. However, acidophilus will not give you (an O NS) the results that are intended. Please consider taking the first three ingredients separately, and using the probiotic PolyFlora-O instead (you found the site, www.stacktheme.com, I believe?). Ingredients: "a unique blend of Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Saccharomyces boulardii probiotics in a base of larch arabinogalactan, chicory concentrate and banana concentrate prebiotics." Quite different from a one-size-fits (or doesn't fit) all product like acidophilus.
NOTE ADDED: L-glutamine should be avoided by types A and B because it raises cortisol levels.
Bromelain is indeed good stuff for clearing up old endometrial tissue. Great supp! :-D
The symptoms your husband is having are most likely the old die-off dance. Getting the mercury fillings removed is often an excellent choice -- you can pick up more info in this column by searching for "canal." And of course, loads of resources on the Net generally.
Hope this helps you both, Josie, and please do write again! :-D
Dear Heidi, thanks for all your help so far. I am the a type (52 years old) with recurring melanoma. After being biopsied at stage one I was sent to a surgeon to have a bigger piece taken out. He took a look at my back, declined to make a bigger incision on the arm already biopsied, and said he wanted me to go to an oncologist Monday because of all the 'lesions' on my back. You gave me information on non-ITF? but blood type doctors in the St Louis area. Thanks for that, but my husband works for the airlines and I would be able to fly to most any large city in the US. Do you know of a Blood Type Doctor that may have a special knowledge of or feel for melanoma? I am so grateful for your input. Oh, and do you think the TFA might be helpful for me? Thank you again, Judith A pos
Hi there, Judith! TFA should definitely be on your supp list.
Second, get a supply of Heallix right away, to take internally and apply to the lesions.
Third, remember the note I posted about Cansema: "Also, go to the Minnesota Wellness Directory Cancer Page, and read the whole thing through. Then go back to the top, and make notes on any products or procedures which apply with melanoma or cancer in general. Take special notice of Cansema -- a topical ointment with so-far-spectacular results in melanoma. It comes with a money-back guarantee, so I think it's well worth getting hold of it ASAP." If I had melanoma, I would grab up a bunch of this product in a New York minute.
Finally, since you have that wonderful opportunity of choosing among large cities in which to find a good doctor, just make a list of cities you'd consider and check the Practitioner Registry with each one. Use the left-side pull-down menu to search by city, enter the city name, and hit the search button. It will take a while to go through them, but you'll then have a list to contact by telephone for further details. Oh, and send us the list of cities, I'll post it and ask the Marvelous Readership to offer their recommendations as well! ALL THE BEST, dear, and keep us posted!! :-D
Hello Heidi! I thought you and your readers would like to know that my doctor did a coloscopy which gives a good view of the cervix and she took 3 biopsies of suspicious areas. She said that the abnormal cells the first PAP revealed were "reactionary cells" that could have been caused by irritation by a large polyp in the canal.
I'll know next Thursday the results and even then she will either freeze the bad areas or we'll talk about other options. I can tell you that the FEAR from the thought of cancer is tremendous. I thought for two days that I was terminally ill and the world as I knew it was coming to an end.
Cancer can make us think about all the bad things we've eaten and how much we have control of at least THAT ONE part of our lives. Not only that, but the relationships in our lives become more important. This also goes to show how great preventative medicine is. Women (and men, too) should go for those annual checkups that help us head off potential disease. Being informed is a great feeling.
BTW, I have a wonderful doctor who believes in holistic health and natural healing! : D I live in Columbus, Georgia, far from LA! If anything is really wrong, I'll be sure to contact Dr. Bron. Thanks for all the great advice about cleansing. Live well and prosper... Juli Ann
THANK YOU, Juli Ann!!! Great report, and I'll stay tuned for your test results. Warmest wishes! :-D