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A little clarification ~ Progress with Diabetes (that lemon/salt water thing!) Hair loss? LDNs and more! :-)
Where would one find the book "Look, B's can have daiiry!" that Sandra suggested? A search came up with nothing. -- Trudy
Hello, Trudy -- When Sandra said, "...offer the book ("Look, B's can have dairy!"), she meant to offer him Peter's book, and to say, "Look [at Peter's book, that is], B's can have dairy."
Hope that helps -- Sorry for the confusion! :-)
Welcome back. Thank for yuor suggestions for me right before you took your hiatus. I'm O+ secretor and I've had Diabetes for almost 40 years and you suggested the lemon/sea salt in water for a month. I was so good at the begining of the month and did see results in my sugars for the good even though lately I've only gotten 1 - 1 1/2 quarts in a day.
My cycles I thought stopped but then started but was glad to see this might be helping them to subside. Could this drink do that? Hoping to do better this month with getting down my 2 quarts. It tastes great!
Also, my husband has been 100% on the diet and is o - non-secretor. He rarely eats grains. 1 Rye Krisp about 3 times a week. I noticed that his hair has really thinned out and wondered if it was because he is not getting enough B vitamins from grains or does this even have anything to do with hair. He has been doing the diet religiously, with good results for Hypoglycemia, for 10 months. I was thinking that by now his hair would be not getting thinner & thinner but maybe filling in. It's pretty noticable. I was hoping with all the added protein our hair would be doing better. Mine is thinner too. What do you suggest. Thank you so much. Nancy
Hi, Nancy! That drink is "good for what ails ya." ;-) Keep edging it up toward 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight. It will work where it needs to work, so you may see little surprise changes occurring in unexpected areas. Good changes, that is!
B vitamins are something type Os are wise to replenish each day, not only for one's hair but for the entire nervous system. I prefer it in the form of nutritional yeast -- in broth or other food, or taken in capsule form. Organ meats like liver are another great source of B vitamins. A good spectrum of minerals is also supportive of hair health. Broth helps in that regard, as do mineral water, seaweeds, and the hardy cold-weather greens like kale and collards. The sea salt you're adding to your water is going to work good changes there. You & your husband might start supplementing with Phytocal-O and the herb "horsetail" (Equisetum arvense), which is a traditional silica source used for thinning hair due to dietary deficiency.
I'm happy to hear about you two doing so well on the O plan! thanks for writing, Nancy! :-D
Hi Heidi, Thanks for the answer on the bread -- I have done a bit of web searching and found this link http://www.kamut.com/index.html and it has a couple of bread recipes as well as some other interesting sounding recipes - I am going to keep searching and will let you know how the bread turns out (which my hubby will be making, because I am NOT baker - love to cook, but I don't do baking - lol!!) Went to the Docs and the fluid seems to be gone but the eardrum is slightly retracted - don't ask me to explain that one! It feels ok right now, but it's not 100% -- seeing a specialist either this month of next and have fingers crossed that the fluid doesn't build up again! I sent for some Heallix a couple of weeks ago, but alas I think it will be my only bottle - what with exchange, customs, taxes and delivery charges that little bottle cost be C$65!! Oh to live in the US - LOL! I have written the company to see if they have a Canadian supplier. love sue (O-neg)
whoo, that's quite a "canada penalty" for the Heallix! Since Leo has an affiliate network now, I'll cross my fingers that someone in your neck of the woods can get it to you at a wee bit less than the price you paid this time. At least now you'll see if it will help rid you of the fluid buildup. It may take very little to do so. If it can keep you out of the specialist's office, there's a little savings right there if only in travel costs.
That reminds me -- I'd better place an order myself. We've been enjoying quite the "breath of Canada" down here, complete with 30 mph winds from the northwest for the past WEEK, thanks very much! Feeling a bit hammered with the sudden cold, but fortunate in the resources at hand. Hoorah for ProBerry3, Heallix and the BTD!! ~:-D keep me posted on how things go with that ear, Sue, OK? and send hubby in to report on the baking, pleeze! :-D
LDN SECRETORS Dear Heidi, I am so glad that Marshall double-checked with Drs. Peter and Bron about Lewis Double Negatives and proper diet. I have e-mailed Doc Bron again asking him to tell us "lucky" LDNs more about our subtype. I have also expressed my concern to him that there may be more secretors out there who did not do the Lewis testing and could be LDNs. For type A that could make a huge difference as I can tell from my own experience once I switched from a secretor to a non-secretor diet.
I would urge all those who tested secretors by saliva testing and are not seeing expected results to invest approximately $90 for blood test for Lewis subtyping. I did my blood-work with SW Naturopathic clinic in Arizona, but You could probably recommend some other places, including your clinic. Dear Heidi, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate everything that You, Peter, Bron, and the rest of your staff do for all of us. You are literally life-savers and may God bless you all. Sincerely, Zorka
Excellent points, Zorka! The Lewis test is well worthwhile if the results are very slow to materialize on the secretor diet. SNMC will send a serotype kit for free, with which your doctor or clinic can do the blood draw, and then you can send the payment back to the lab with the samples. To request the kit, call 602-970-0000.
Thanks for your kind comments, and the timely reminder! Best wishes, dear!