Archives for: September 2001, 02
peace & blessings, thank you for the information regarding proteins & grams and asking how the diet is coming. it is coming slowly, but coming. i was a type o veg. so eatting the red meat is still a hugh challenge for my person.
i did add fish, and the type o protein mix and elimated wheat,corn and other avoids. i have gained about 7 pounds, which in and of itself is not encouraging.
however, i have just concluded a soltis fast and will try the red meat. my friends have stated that they will be there to help clean up the mess (throwing up after eating the meat).
this is truly not a task i look forward to doing (for many reasons) but one i am committed to try! thank you. if there are any other veggie o's turned meat eater i sure would like to hear from you. support (and how things are working for you)is a necessity of life. peace sheshe
Hello, sheshe! You've done really well to add the fish and to stay away from some of the avoids. Could you give me an idea of your daily menu, generally? People who gain weight on the O diet are usually over-eating grains and beans, or combining dense protein foods with grains. Proteins plus veggies plus fats do not put weight on us at all. If I had an idea of your usual food choices and the proportions of veg and fish to the other items, I might be able to offer some useful tips.
For now, please use caution when coming off a fast. The first foods should be veg juices, then steamed vegetables and veg broth. Fasting changes your digestive secretions and flora/fauna population, and should be followed with probiotics like PolyFlora-O and a very unchallenging diet. Once you've resumed your usual diet in a week or two, pancreatic enzymes could be taken with any meat meal for the first few weeks to aid digestion. After that stage, your body should do fine on its own.
Vomiting after eating meat is a sign of either (1) rotten meat or (2) adamant psychological resistance to eating it. Please consider thoroughly exploring these two issues before inviting your friends for a clean-up-the-vomit party. ;-> Also, try starting with a little ground meat (lamb, beef or buffalo for examples) mixed in a vegetable stir-fry. That's how I started, and while my mind took a good long time in catching up, my body thanked me beginning right on that day.
Blessings and peace be with you, sheshe! do write again! :-D
Heidi, Thanks for your response and also to the person who also provided some additional insight. I probably could stand to go back to the Dove soap without the fragrance. I used it for years and had fewer problems.
FYI, I always went to the doctor for treatment when this problem arose in the past so there is no PID issue. I have been tested regularly and had a hypersalpingogram as part of my fertility workup and everything was fine. The only thing out of kilter was my estradiol level that was high/normal. This time I went to the doctor and they did test for BV they said it negative so the irritation was probably candida. They recommended OTC treatment and it has worked for now.
This is the second time I have had to treat for candida since August. I started the BTD immediately after the first treatment. It seems like the slightest thing seems to trigger this problem. In the meantime, I purchased a secretor test for my husband and filled out the form with his information. He never took the test so maybe I will use it myself. Thanks again for all of your help.
Hello Dawn! thanks for the FYI, as I was worried over the infertility issue in tandem with bacterial vaginosis.
Candida is a tough thing to get under control for once and all, but now that you could get your secretor status, you'd have the specialized information available in Live Right 4 Your Type and the Encyclopedia to help you do the job. Antibiotics are often prescribed, which make the difficulties seem to go away for a while, but exacerbate them long-term. One gets into a treatment cycle, whereas solving the trouble takes you out of that cycle. Polyflora-O is essential to turn the tide, and Heallix is a great choice in place of interal medications and external creams and douches.
Do look over the suggestions on truly mild body soaps we offered last time. They're all effective, yet far better for your needs (not to mention the environment) than the mainstream brands.
Be well, and keep me updated on how you do! :-D
Happy Holidays Heidi!
This is in response to Vanessa's quandry about what to eat when out. I have a couple of thoughts. One, I have done a bit of research where I live and have found BTD friendly restaurants. One place, if I call before noon, will make up whatever I want and have it ready for me that evening, for example, grilled salmon in olive oil, a melange of their fresh veggies of the day cooked in olive oil, and a baked apple for dessert topped with crushed walnuts.
But for me, the BTD has opened up a world of better friendships - ones of compassion, patience, curiousity and genuine interest. And my family has all come around to the diet, even if they don't follow it at a high compliance themselves, with great respect for my choices. So I don't miss brie, vinegar, wheat or beef and I certainly don't miss the horrific sinus infections, the bloating, the gas, and the "can't go another step" tiredness.
I think Vanessa may be pleasantly surprised when she sticks to the BTD whether at a restaurant or when eating over at friends' homes. I know from our nonnie group that many a convert has been made by watching our curious eating habits and then sampling this healthy fare. Wouldn't she rather have friends that supported her health and well-being and may even improve theirs along the way then for her to suffer in silence [well not so silent with the wind ;-)]?
So take a chance and give your friends the opportunity to step up to the plate. And as a side note, you may want to get your secretor status tested to know for sure about what really suits you best.
All the best to you Vanessa as you ponder the road less traveled, and for me, it has made all the difference. And Heidi, wishing that you receive many times back what you give to all of us through the year! XXXOO Nina (A2 nonnie)
:-D thanks, Nina! I'm sure your response to Vanessa will be far more useful to her than mine was (although I still think mine would be MORE FUN.... for the first 20 minutes, that is! :-D). Thanks for your heartfelt truths, and your warm wishes! Shine away, dear! :-D