Archives for: September 2001, 17
Hi again! Quickie on Vits! why is methylcobalamin (vit b12) chosen over just cobalamin concentrate? Can I use either? and will I receive the same benefits? Thanks for all of your help and insightful responses. Blessings, Lauren
Hi, Lauren! Methylcobalamin is the 'active' form of B12. Cyanocobalamin is the form commonly found in the supp shop, and is not nearly as well assimilated as the methyl form -- so the 'active' methylcobalamin is generally more effective (especially for type A, who statistically have the lowest levels of 'intrinsic factor' among the ABO groups). :-D
I am an A who desires to reset her internal clock. I have a history of adverse reactions to mutivitamins. I am able to take one type multi a day with success, but the ylcobalamine amount in one tablet has not seemed to help adjust my sleep pattern. I would like to find ylcobalamin alone. Is it possible to find and purchase? karen
Hi, Karen! I think you're asking for methylcobalamin as a single supp? It's right here! :-D
I am a type O young woman who is trying to follow the blood type diet but I am having a hard time finding most of the breads that are deemed neutral for type O's. I have looked in regular grocery stores as well as organic health food stores. Can you tell me where I might be able to find the breads that Dr. D'Adamo lists in his book? Tara
Welcome, Tara! Thanks for stopping by!
Nature's Path and Food for Life are the heavy hitters in the organic alt-grain-breads department. Here's Nature's Path breads lineup (including 'manna' bread), and Food for Life's site where their Ezekiel 4:9 products are described -- go to their "product information" page to see their offerings. Both sites link to retailer pages where you can find shops carrying those products in the U.S. & Canada. If you don't see one near you, march down to your 'local' and let 'em know how you feel about that!
Bear in mind that there are thousands of small bakers across the country who are producing wonderful breads using non-wheat (and non-potato, etc.) recipes. For example, there's a company called Everything Spelt out in Suffern (Long Island), NY. If you've been longing for something as light as Wonderbread but compliant (for O secretors, anyway), their white spelt sandwich loaf is a dream come true. They make airy whole spelt bread, rolls, and other bakery goodies as well. No website -- but if you'd like to give your organic grocer a nudge in their direction, their phone number is 1-845-368-8666. ;-)
On the left coast, Pacific Bakery in Oceanside, CA makes the sturdy 100% kamut flour "Kamut organic bread," in whole and 'white' varieties. Their thing is "yeast-free," all grains are organically grown, and most of their labels read pretty much like this: " [x] grain, filtered water, sea salt." The product list includes a unique item called Ancient Grains Bread, made from organic spelt, kamut, quinoa, amaranth, and the aforedescribed water & salt. They have 100% rye bread, too, and a brunchful of bagels, and ... more! ;-)
So, look around, explore those sites and use search engines, and talk to your health food store manager about the fact that EVERYONE has these products EXCEPT THEM! ;-D Enjoy it, Tara ~ it's fun, and well worth the effort. Retailers *want* to know what their customers are looking for. They'd much rather you bought your food there than lose your business to some Internet site (which are legion, and more popping up all the time). So, give 'em the chance! :-D
Do you have any resources for how and where to find wild salmon? I've heard that if it says Alaskan Salmon, it's wild, but that's all I know about it. Where I live, I'm pretty much limited to frozen fish, and I've heard that Schwann's carries Alaskan Salmon, but I haven't found it anywhere else. Thanks for the information on it! It does taste soooo much better. Melissa
Northwest Seafood has a big selection of the various 'daily catches.' They carry other fish & game & gift selections by season.
And Coal Point Seafood Co. in Homer, Alaska is another personal favorite. Our Yukon Territory correspondent, Bill deCreeft, has given his word as a man and a pilot that their seafod & service are sine qua non. ;-D
And don't forget that "Icy Point" out of Seattle (www.oceanbeauty.com, although I can't seem to get that site to load at the moment), and other brands, pack canned Alaskan wild salmon at relatively low prices. Look for those in reg'lah old grocery stores and HFSs alike.
I do want to encourage folks to choose WILD over farmed salmon every time -- but with the knowledge that it's vital to vary your sea-delights menu. We don't want to overfish one species, or we'll end up with a black market in salmon like they're facing with sturgeon in the Caspian -- we'll have done more harm than good, and be paying Sevruga prices for fish that were once so thick in the Northwest you could walk across a river on their backs. ;-) so let's not go there.
Eat Wild.... Responsibly! :-D and thanks for that note, Melissa! :-D