Archives for: September 2001, 06
Dear Heidi, Thank you for your quick response. Your knowledge is amazing!
Not a problem with the grains and dairy. I just started slightly increasing my grains a couple of months ago. My intake before then was 1-2 slices of Ezekiel bread each week. Dairy won’t be a problem for me either. I only eat Mozzerella 1-2 times per week, and butter about one time per week. I’ve immediately started adding lemon in EVERY glass of water I drink. I will have to head to the store to get the gray sea salt.
Thank you so much for suggesting the gray sea salt. I have been using sea salt for years, but didn’t know if it was gray. So I checked the ingredients and was shocked to find dextrose listed. I’ve wondered why I have edema after using the salt. Now I know!
Anyway, I weigh 150 lbs (can I brag??....down from 202 lbs. just 2½ years ago), and I drink nine to ten 8-oz. glasses of water daily. I will keep it up. Thank you for the suggestions of Heallix and the pregnenolone. I will be purchasing them the next time I head to the store. I will be sure to let you know of any changes.
You had asked me to specificy what my diet is on a weekly basis. All foods are organic. Mornings, until a couple of months ago, consisted of eggs, veggies, feta (sheep) cheese, flax seeds, brewers yeast, etc. The past couple of months, I’ve begun having oatmeal for breakfast with flaxseed and a bit of cane sugar. Snacks are usually beneficial fresh or dried fruit, pineapple juice and/or jerky. When lunch is not my main meal it usually consists of salad or veggies and may include salmon. (I notice I feel better when I have lunch as my main meal, but my schedule doesn’t always allow me to). My main meal consists of red meat three times per week, and the remaining is filled in with chicken or turkey and includes a couple of different kinds of veggies. I focus mainly on beneficial veggies, but I do include neutrals as well.
The only time I am unable to eat organic is when I eat out. I am 100 percent complient unless I eat out and am not sure of all the ingredients in a dish. I can always tell the next day if I’ve eaten an avoid!
The supplements I take each morning are as follows: Solaray Organic Dandelion (other ingredients include the vegetable cellulose capsule). I take two to three capsules (1.04g per two capsules). Solaray Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D (other ingredients include the gelatin capsule, magnesium stearate, watercress (leaf), dandelion (root) and parsley (leaf). I take three capsules (1000 mg calcium and 400 IU vitamin D per four capsules). Rainbow Light Food-Based B-Complete (other ingredients are vegetable gum, modified cellulose, cellulose, silica, stearic acid, magnesium stearate). I take one capsule daily.
Occasionally, I will have a particularly heavy period. Those months, I find I need to take an iron tablet for a few days. I exercise by playing racquetball 1-3 times each week, and swim on the weekends. I also play chase with my seven year old around the house at times ?. Thank you, again, so much for the encouragement that we should be able to solve this problem without taking the pill. I look forward to hearing from you. Kim C.
Hi, Kim! This is an earlier post you sent, and I responded to the later post (in this column in which you noted the success you were having with the pregnenolone.
I did just want to note here, though, that I believe you'd benefit from adding several meat servings weekly, and reducing grain servings to no more than three per week - and using a little fruit instead of sugar in the morning oatmeal. 6-9 portions of meat/poultry PLUS 3-5 servings of fish is the target weekly. Try to get the ground flaxseed soaked in warm water in there as well, and include ghee and/or olive oil daily. Then FILL UP on veg, most particularly those mineral- & vitamin-rich dark leaf greens.
and.... YEP! Ain't it nice they think to add some corn in our salt? I say 'always check ingredients,' and surprises sure lurk in the funniest places, don't they? ;->
Keep in touch, dear! :-)
My son and I have benefited from the blood type regimens for the past 2 years, so I want to provide info to my neighbor, whose son has been suffering from ulcerative colitis. He was hospitalized recently and has been prescribed more and more medications to treat it. He is ~ 18 years old and very bright. Do you have any case studies available that I can send him to help persuade him to give this a try? Thanks! RoseC
Hello, Rose ~~ I have no case histories to provide. We don't have patient records on this site, although we do have self-submitted results data and a great number of research and commentary posts which you can find through the search function on the main page (www.dadamo.com).
Peter has repeatedly suggested the product Seacure, available widely on the Internet, as a great healer of UC and IBS. The first and most important thing to do is to get his secretor status and remove all the avoids from his diet -- WHEAT AND CORN above all, and dairy as well if he's an O or A. The diet is KEY, and the Encyclopedia makes specific statement that even severe cases of colitis respond quite well just by the patient following the diet. It also points out that long-term use of the drugs used by conventional medicine (since they HAVE NO TOOLS to CURE IT) are usually repeated when the expected relapse occurs, and can prove toxic as well as being of no real use.
The route he is travelling will not be productive for him. Do explain that stress and inappropriate diet are the core causes of this illness, and that he will experience a huge difference by simply choosing ABO-compatible foods and taking a few supps.
I wish him all the best, Rose, and thank you for being such a great friend! :-)
Hello Heidi, I am considering a progesterone cream product, but find it has propylene glycol in it. When I questioned the supplier this is what they answered:
Here's the scoop:
According to the "Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients," from the American Pharmaceutical Association, propylene glycol is generally regarded as nontoxic material. It is considered to be a very benign substance, especially in its topical form. There are some accounts of adverse effects with the oral form, but even those incidences are very rare, and require ingestion of much, much higher levels than you would find in our cream. Also, The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel, an organization recognized by the U.S. FDA, has conducted extensive studies on the safety of propylene glycol in cosmetic products. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated more than 200 toxological studies on all known potential health effects on propylene glycol, and concluded that it is "safe for use in cosmetic products in concentrations up to 50% content" (the amount contained in our progesterone cream isn't even close to that % amount). Since that review additional studies have supported those conclusions. We do not include anything in our products that is not absolutely necessary, and are very concerned with safety for our members. It is also possible that the product you are currently using does in fact contain PG, but because the amount included is less than 1% they have not listed it on the label. We choose to list all ingredients contained in our product, no matter how small the amount. I hope this sets your mind at ease, and invite you to please let me know if you have any further questions.
Now my question to YOU is, will the PG be harmful to put on the skin? Thanks for any enlightenment on this. Theresa, A- secretor MN, A-B+ (Love your column)
Hi, Theresa! The avoids we list are "ingest-avoids" only - so while we caution everyone to keep an eye out for skin interactions, we also say that there's no reason to avoid topical products containing avoids.
This column really is focused on the diet side of things -- and while I'd like to help, I don't have further information about specific topical substances, but I'm posting your query in case a reader may be of help. Stay tuned! :-)
Hello Heidi, I noticed that you are recommending Centrepointe Holosync, and also that Dr Bron has mentioned it earlier.
I have had bad experiences with some guru systems, and know that another form of synchronicity is promoted by a school of yoga that I have serious doubts about, and hope that this one that you support is a genuine one, not an exploitative money making exercise as so many of the others seems to be.
I have received their promotion material which looks interesting, but again, it is expensive. Very best wishes, and thanks for your generous gift of support to all your readers. Jenny
Hi, Jenny! Well, I've heard great reports about the holosync system for years, and none of these people were selling it. Some individuals do not respond to it (which is to be expected) whilst others thrive with it.
The very best thing to do, to find out what kind of people Centrepointe are, is to get right in touch with them and ask your questions. Get absolutely as much information as you can think to ask for. See if you are comfortable with their pricing and return policies. I am all for money-making, and I am all against commercial fraud/deception of any kind. As I mentioned before, I have never used this system and do not plan to. TM is ideal for me in that regard, and as a musician I'd probably not respond to holosync as well as others would, anyway. But I strongly encourage you to investigate it fully! for your own interest, at least, and perhaps to report back with your findings! I'd love to hear them.
Blessings, dear, and best wishes!! :-)
I am BG 'A', and been on the BGT for 3 months. Mostly good news, but I have experienced itching on my arms, particularly during the night. Seems to come from the inside. Liver over-active, or cleansing perhaps? This keeps me awake for several hours. Any suggestions please? I have tried searching for a practitioner near home, but can't sort by Malvern/Worcester, UK - can you please help? Many thanks............Jutta Gorf
Greetings, Jutta! Welcome to the BTD!
To pinpoint the cause of that inner itching feeling, have you tested foods you've added, by eliminating them and adding them back to see if there is a reaction? And are you getting enough fish, oils and calcium (perhaps as a calcium lactate supp, or Phytocal-A?) on your new diet?
Feel free to write again, and let me know more in detail what you've added and what you have eliminated on the avoid list. I'll try to help you discover if there is a food culprit, or a deficiency cropping up. ;-)
On the Practitioner Registry, you can bring up all the entries for England, Scotland and Wales by entering the term UK in the box, then choosing "country" from the left-side pulldown menu. You should see 18 entries. I saw one near Gloucester, but nothing nearer you -- take another look and see what you can find!
Thanks for writing, dear, and I'm very pleased you found us! :-D