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Hi HEidi, A while ago I wrote to you about L-Theanine and also about fat on the abdomen...I haven't seen a reply but may have missed it...if you haven't responded, would you be able to...the L-Theanine is suppsed to help concentration etc., and I need all the help I can get now that I am back in school!! I am sooo busy and need all the energy I can get also. Thanks a million in advance....by the way I think the new web site sounds marvelous darling, simply marvelous (said in a strong English accent!) love sue
Hi, Sue! I went to the bottom of this page, entered the search term "theanine," and came up with the column where I answered your question -- here it is! ;->
enjoy your school times! and thanks for the vote!! :-D
Hi there, Heidi. I've been so enjoying the nonnie list with Nina. It has been a very helpful addition for me. It is so helpful having the two of you putting things into everyday language and experience.
She suggested I write to you as I am trying to understand the supplements Dr. D has provided, wondering if I would benefit from some of them. I am hypothyroid (Hashimoto's) and need to lose weight; my blood pressure is on the low side.
Although I don't have any other symptoms, I know that until I am able to control those insulin levels and reduce my weight, I cannot begin to consider myself healthy. I would also like to get my thyroid back to normal if that's possible.
What can you tell me about the supplements and how/when they might be appropriate for me.I do have a good doctor and run my questions past him, but know that I need to do my homework, too. thanks. Donna (A+ nonnie)
Hi, Donna -- Did you see the column I put up recently that explained the iodine test? Do a search for "iodine," and pick the column closest to the top of your search results. That is the first thing I'd do.
Second, Deflect-A and PolyFlora-A, along with PolyVite-A, would certainly help boost your digestive and metabolic efficiency. Just hit the "search" button at the top of this page and read about each of them. You can print those pages to take to your doctor, for discussion.
Hi Heidi, What do you know about noni Juice? What is its blood type compatibility? If noni juice has not been tested, do you think the doctors will be testing this soon? Thanks. Carol
Hello, Carol -- Noni fruit is listed in the Encyclopedia as an anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant. It's suggested only for type A (blood-building and cancer prevetion protocols) and type O (pulmonary support protocol). :-)
Hello Heidi, I'm actually writing for a friend, "A" secretor mother of 8 week old "B" twins. I bought her Eat Right 4 Your Baby, and Nina's advice added to the book has almost completely cured one of the baby girls who was suffering from GERD, and she's so much more peaceful and able to sleep much more as well.
Now the mother is trying to keep her breast milk production up, which has also improved, but it's an ongoing process.
Her question to me, which I'm passing on to you, is the following: "I was reading the book you bought me...noticed something that I'm perplexed about. In the appendix with the recommendations for the first year, I noticed that B's should avoid Fenugreek. That's the herb that is most recommended to increase milk production. And I have been drinking F-tea everyday, about 32 ozs. a day. So what is the priority? Milk production or the avoid?"
So Heidi, does the book omit information that belongs in an errata, or is it okay for her to take the fenugreek tea? If not, will the other herbs you listed in an earlier column be okay for her as a A mother with B babies, and will they help as much as the fenugreek? Thanks so much! Best, Mary
Hey there, Mary! Since she is type A, let her know that type B avoids do not apply to her even though her babies are type B. Fenugreek is perfectly OK for her. Hope this helps! and I'm very happy that her littles are doing well! :-D
Greetings, Tyoe O secretor. Thanks for your patience with seemingly inane questions.
Love your salt lemon water ideas and need 10-8oz. glasses by your calculations for my weight. sigh. If I shouldn't drink for half hour before a meal and 2 or so hours after and I have a snack mid afternoon, should I just glug til I burst during those small windows of opportunity? or drink a ton at bedtime and visit the loo all night? set the alarm extra early for drinking time?
I KNOW I need my water and want to get it all in the right way. Also, I want to use beneficial herb tea, Harmonia etc. Does that count as water? food? Yikes! How can I get it all in?
And finally. Anyone know of an organic brand of soy or rice cheese that does not contain avoids? Both are mentioned frequently on line and in the books. I have yet to find a single brand that doesn't contain at least one or more of the following: soy oil, carrageenan, guar gum, corn starch, casein and other things that I think are avoids.
I don't want to eat it often but some of the recipes sound so yummy and call for cheese. I think I'd be better off with a non dairy rather than feta or mozarella, but don't want to veer too far. I do have plain, unsweeted organic soy milk, but have never found a plain rice milk without at least one avoid.
Can I make a cheese out of soy milk somehow? And if there is a brand of acceptable soy or rice cheese, what frequency do I follow. dairy, grain or legume? Thanks much! BarbaraL type O sec
Greetings, Barbara! I'd think of dividing it into four 20-ounce "water servings." A twenty-ounce glass is pretty big, but it doesn't have to go down all at once. Drink half, wait 15 minutes, drink the other half. Or drink most of it, then sip on the rest. So, one in the morning upon arising -- then two during the day, whenever your eating schedule dictates (perhaps one 1/2 hour after lunch, then one 1/2 hour before dinner)-- then one a couple hours after dinner. It makes a big difference! :-) As you lose weight, remember your water "allotment" will reduce. :-) Tea and other drinks are good, but try to get the full amount of salt/lemon water in addition.
And I'm posting this here to request tips from the readers on your cheese Qs! Thanks for writing, Barbara! :-)
I have a few questions. I have started the heallix, but my teeth seemed to have gone a little dark in colour. Do you think I am taking too much? maximum dose. I am only 115 lbs in weight and 5ft tall.
Can you take heallix on a regular basis, or use as a maintence dose over a long period? Or should you use it as and when needed?
I eat sheeps cheese and goats cheese. Do they contain casein? This is an avoid for As and what about the whey in these items?
Last question I promise! What do you suggest for exhausted adrenal glands for a post-menopausal woman besides cortiguard. Is macca root suitable for As and can you take it for ever?!! Thanks a lot for a wonderful column. Dont leave us. Val A Secretor Rhesus negative.
Hello, Val! For the adrenals, consider pregnenolone. Just do a search for it in this column -- you'll find several good references as well as specifics on how to take it. Maca root is fine to take indefinitely -- it's a "food," even though you're ingesting it in powdered form.
I doubt that Heallix is affecting your tooth color, but pop over to Leo's site at www.heallix.com and ask what he thinks on that one. All the other instructions on use of the product are there as well.
The "whey" and "casein" to avoid are the additives -- so unless your cheeses show these as separate ingredients on the ingredient list, and as long as all the other ingredients are A-OK, then those cheeses are fine for you.
Thanks for your kindness, Val ~ be well!! :-)
Hi Heidi, A couple of questions and a quick update for you.
1. My Dad of 81 years (B+) recently got a bad chest infection. He is not really BTD complient but having said that his choice of foods have usually been suitable for him. Also he has been a heavy smoker all his life.
Recently I was talking to him about Heallix and he suggested that he'd like to give it a go. After a couple of days of taking it he was feeling a bit worse in that it was killing his infection but because his body is so weak that he wasn't able to clear out the bad stuff as quick as it was killing it. Other family members decided he go to the GP which he did and came back wth antibiotics and steroids. When he's finished these tabs he wants to go back on the Heallix which he felt was doing him better.
Apart from drinking plenty of water, is there anything else that he could take to help his system clear out?
2. My wife (32 A+) has had 2 operations within the past 15 months to have cysts removed from her overies. The latter one we think due to her Gynae doctor giving her 'clomid' to help with fertility treatment. Her A+ diet is not great but she is trying to improve it. Is it a good idea for her to use the NAP 'FEM Balance' formula with the fertility protocol given for type A in the BTD encyclopedia?
Things have being going well for me with the diet. My racing has continued to improve during the summer over the 10 mile and half marathon distances. Also I've been so amazed with the diet during the pat nearly 2 years that I'm starting back to college at the end of this month part time to study Naturopathy. Regards and thanks and keep up the great work, James (O- secretor)
Hello there, James! For your Dad, at least get him to take Deflect-B, at the therapeutic dosage. It will help to "divert" some avoids he's eating, as well as aid his body in the clear-out. ;-) Also, the supplement Respiratone can help him with the chest problems!
I'd definitely say it is a very good idea for your wife to use the FEM Balance formula! Of course, her best friend in this regard is strict adherence to her secretor-keyed diet AND A-designed stress relief practice. I'd suggest Deflect-A to her as well. Like in your Dad's situation, she needs some help scouring up & eliminating the bad stuff.
That's GREAT news about your racing results, and I'm just thrilled you're begining naturopathic studies!!! I wish you EVERY success in your endeavors, dear! Do keep me posted!! :-D