Archives for: September 2001, 14
Hi Heidi Thank you so much for your reply. I looked up the links you recommended and unfortunately there is no licensing board for naturopaths in the province of Quebec although there are some .
I take the following supplements: Life extension mix : 70% of the standard dose. 2 grms of Vitamin C. Calcium (300 mg) and magnesium (150 mg) with vitamin D CoQ10: 100 mg Super Saw Palemetto-Nettle root extract from Life Extension: 2 caps Bilberry extract 100 mgs Ginko Bilboa: 20 mgs Aromastat from N.A. Pharmacal: 2 caps Melatonie. 1 mg Occasionally 2 caps of Trimethylglycine Hmmm, it is a lot, is’n it.
At breakfast, I have two cups of black coffe (real good coffe made with an expresso machine) and one coffe in the afternoon. I am compliant about 80% with the ABO diet. I always have at least 4 portions of fruit a day if not more. I suppose this accounts for some liquid.
I think my biggest problem is stress. Being type A, everything we do is done with intensity. Now I understand what stress is after reading those wonderful books from P. D’Adamo, especially LR4YT. I must have read the chapter on stress a hundred times.
As a result I considerably reduced my physical activities, which however I always loved. Up to two years ago, after having vorked physically a good part of the day (we are now retired in the country) I would have gone swimming as an example. In the evening I would have done other type of work, for ecological groups for instance. Now I know this was stupid and I have cut down a lot on physical activities and other involvements. In a way, it is sad but it is mandatory.
At that time I started having the same type of problems with my GI tract (that is eliminating all the time). I guess as we grow older, we don’t have the same resistance. So my doctor had me pass sevral exams and they all came out very good.
So I turned to meditation and using prophylactic A. My problem disappeared rigth away.
6 months ago I bought the book Meditation as Medecine ( recommended by you) as a mean to further reduce my stress and gain a better control of myself (control is not the best word but anyway). This is another extraordinary book. I have been practising this type of meditation since and again I have made progress eventhough I still have some way to go.. But somehow I wonder if as a result of practising some of these exercises, the kidneys and probably other organs became more efficient.
Let me apoligize for this too long message and taking too much of your time. I hope people will realize that taking control of its life might be for some of us the most important thing to do, after all. Again, thanks so much for your time and patience. Best regards Paul
Paul, it's so good to hear from you! I think you are doing wonderful work on establishing great health and a calm and prosperous lifestyle.
Looking over what you wrote, I am still uncertain on how frequent your urination is, whether it's accompanied by a sudden feeling of urgency, and whether you have any discomfort with it - and if it wakes you at night. If I understand what you have described so far, it would not be caused by having four servings of fruit, nor by drinking a few more glasses of water daily. The bladder becomes accustomed to the extra liquid in a couple of weeks, at which point you wouldn't be running to the bathroom. I'd say try cutting back to one cup of coffee -- just as an experiment. If this problem is being caused by irritation, coffee can do that. Just try that for a week.
The Life Extension mix appears to contain about a hundred ingredients -- some of which are described with proprietary names -- so I can't evaluate this product very effectively. It seems, though, that you are taking about 4 grams (4000mg) of supplemental vitamin C daily, much of it in ascorbic acid form. You might discontinue the extra 2 grams of C for a week, just to test the result. The type A diet, as well as several of your supps, are very prostate-protective. I think you have that issue covered nicely.
I'd like to reassure you that activities which you enjoy -- like swimming and your community involvement -- are things you need not exclude from your schedule. They are both lively and beneficial, if they're things you look forward to doing. Since you need no longer work so hard during the day, these activities can be a pure pleasure and taken at whatever level you find appealing. We hope that your great new education in the impact of stress will not lead you to sharply curtail your activities, and feel regret thereby ~ but rather will expand your sense of being alive, of your physical exuberance, and your connection to like-minded people! ;-) These are all health-enhancing influences. :-)
And I applaud you for using Dr. Khalsa's Meditation as Medicine -- I agree it is an extraordinary book! It's possible that you could experience some organ-clearing effects when you first begin those kriyas, perhaps you'd have some slight effect right after performing them even after you'd practiced them for months. I doubt they would contribute to steadily-increasing frequency of urination, however.
OK- so, do fill me in a little more on the foods you eat regularly, and on the questions I have about the condition itself. Thanks so much! Be well, dear! :-D
OH! and anyone with a great practitioner for Paul in QUEBEC, please give a holler! Drop me a line, and I'll make sure Paul gets the info. MANY thanks, folks!! :-)
I saw that there was a calorie calculator. Is it recommended to count calories while doing BTD? Also, I am having a hard time getting motivated, any suggestions? Thank you, Heather
Naw, we don't count calories on this diet. Some people prefer to do so out of habit or the desire to feel in control on that level, but the success of the diet does not lie in how many calories one ingests, but rather what KIND of calories one ingests. ;->
Everyone's different in what motivates them. Some enjoy support groups -- some want to see the science -- some get excited just by reading what others have done. Some are keenly motivated because they are very ill -- and plenty of people join us because they've tried everything else and this is their last-ditch effort. And many of us came to January 1, 2004 and said THIS IS IT! ENOUGH'S ENOUGH AND TODAY'S THE DAY! :-D
Here's a starting place for you: just hit the "list previous topics" button, wait for it to load, and start at the first (bottom) link & start reading! You can also use the search box to look for single-word search terms, or use the 'Search the site' option under the Support link at the top of this page for more complex searches.
A very warm welcome to you, Heather ~ take a tour around this site, and read through the columns -- there are stories and support everywhere. Stop back if you have questions! enjoy!! :-D
I am a bnegsec who has found that on the diet I have developed reflux. I am worried it's because since giving up whole grains and increasing dairy and red meat that I'm now too acidic. What should I do? Kathryn
Hello there, Kathryn! Reflux is not caused by high acidity, but by insufficient digestive secretions (of which HCL is one).
Give me an average daily menu, from waking to sleeping. Reflux is a very easy thing to solve, and I'm sure we can put our heads together and sort it in record time. ;-) I'll wait to hear from you -- thanks for writing!! :-D
Hello! – I am a Reflexologist and therefore I am very aware of the food/ drink aspects of a person’s lifestyle on health and so when I learned, quite recently, of your work and that of your father, I found it extremely interesting.. I have worked in plant research for 25 years and have a “scientific mind” which is very engaged by what I am reading in your books and on the web site.
I am writing for help with a couple of difficulties in understanding.
I am confused by the different information about lecithin in the blood group B diet and would be grateful for clarification. In BTD lecithin as soy granules, (not soy itself) is recommended for the daily membrane fluidizer cocktail to stimulate the immune-system ( pages 167 &181). However in the Encyclopadia on page 518 in the list Beans/Legumes under Soy granules (Lecithin) it appears as an AVOID food as it contains lectin or other agglutin/ metabolic inhibitor. It appears again in the Encyclopaedia in the Blood Group Supplements Base chapter on page 574, this time having a specific beneficial effect ie. chronic illness recovery. May be there is some rational for these seemingly disparate statements – please help!
I have a sensitive immune system and would like the right diet to balance/strengthen it. Three years ago when I embarked on my Reflexology training, I first heard about Nutritional Kinesiology. I was very curious about the technique of asking my body cells (immune system presumably) the foodswhich my body tolerated or did not tolerate, and so I was tested (K1). Some of the foods which my body did not tolerate well, were in the AVOID list for my blood group B, (excellent agreement) BUT some foods ie. cow’s milk and yoghurt, were in the HIGHLY BENEFICIAL or NUETRAL lists. In addition some foods which I was K1 tolerant of, were in the AVOID blood group list ie. pork, chicken, trout, mussels, lobster, crab, prawns, avocado, tomato, pumpkin, lentils, gin, vodka.
These anomalies prompted me to be retested (K2), by a different Kinesiologist, and this time (unlike the K1) there was improved agreement with the B blood group lists compared with K1. However there are still some outstanding anomalies as follows : red and white potatoes (intolerant), green olives stuffed with anchovies (tolerant), cashews (tolerant), rice cakes with ground black pepper (tolerant), regular tea (intolerant) and Brasil nut (intolerant). I would very much like to know what you think about anomalies. Obviously, as shown by the 2 kinesiology tests, one’s body changes its sensitivity to the same food (why??), but as both blood group agglutination tests and kinesiology testing are both “talking” directly to the cell level of the body, they are I believe, in effect the same test.
Thus anomalies make it somewhat unclear as to whether I should follow the AVOIDs from the blood group B list or the intolerants of the K2 test. I would be most grateful to hear from you or your team when you can spare the time for a reply. Very best wishes for your research in 2004 Best regards, PaulineC
Welcome, Pauline! Thank you for the kind words about Peter and his father. I'm just Heidi here, but I appreciate your compliments, and I'm sure they will as well.
First, about lecithin: both LR4YT and the Encyclopedia list lecithin as an avoid -- that is a proofreading error (mine, in fact). Lecithin is NEUTRAL for all blood groups, whether secretor or nonsecretor, and whether it be soy- or egg-based lecithin.
Second, regarding your applied kinesiology results: I invite you to have these tests done three times in a day by a single practitioner. I expect that you will see differences between test results even then. Others have done this experiment, and found that the variability among results rendered that system impracticable and unreliable in their view for the purpose of designing a diet. Since the ABO plans are based upon physiological data which is persistent and will yield identical results under repeated testing, I can assure you that agglutination tests (and this is only one of the criteria used for food value determination) and nutritional kinesiology are quite dissimilar.
What I always suggest to people who feel safer testing their foods via ELISA, nutritional kinesiology, or any other testing modality, is to remove from their diets any BTD-Neutral or -Beneficial item to which they show significant sensitivity -- but not to add any BTD-Avoid that the test determines is harmless. This column from last June, in the second question & answer section, contains a typical response from me on how to apply these alternative testing results to their implementation of the BTD.
We do work with those who have, for example, systemic candidiasis, celiac disease, advanced diabetes, and cancer, to help modify the secretor status-specific diet as necessary to meet their individual and immediate needs. Generally speaking, however, the overall balance and power of the diet and exercise plans themselves accomplish successful resolutions for approximately 85% of those who try them.
I hope this discussion helps you in your quest for health, for both you and your clients! Please don't hesitate to write again if I can be of assistance in any way. Best wishes! :-D
Dear Heidi, This is a comment for Micha and all those who wish to get Heallix in Europe. There is a distributor in the Netherlands or just ask Leo at Heallix to send from the states. He is astute about sending and getting it through customs. He does it for me on a regular basis. I supply my friends and acupuncturist. Karen in London, UK
Well, howdy, Karen! Hey! Don't leave me here on pins & needles -- tell us how to contact the distributor in the Netherlands as well! tx in advance! :-)
Leo's probably well versed in international shipments by this time. It's a popular product in several countries now -- good to know he's providing great service for you & friends.
Happy New Year, my friend! :-D