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O Daughter - Prevent Fibroids? Update on AB Little, a new secretor (B) and GLUTEN-FREE BREAD RECIPE! :-D
Thank you for your columns but I have a question that I have not found in the 2 years our family has been following BTD.
Our daughter, who will be 9 in June '04 is an O. When can we start her on the supplements, especially the Shepard's Purse and the Chlorophyll to try and keep her from developing the painful fibroids that I experienced from the onset of menses at 13 1/2 years of age?
How much of any or all of the supplements that you would like to cover would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your time! Kathy
Hello, Kathy! Your daughter is extremely fortunate that her Mom is knowledgeable about the blood type diet. Following the type O diet and exercise recommendations will keep her in wonderful health.
You see, fibroids aren't something that come from nowhere. They develop due to diet and life stresses. You can make sure that her diet and her physical activities are different from what yours were when you were a kid.
That's what will keep her from developing problems that you and many others had, including fibroids. Diet, exercise, and maintain an environment for her which is best suited to her vibrant growth.
So, there's no reason to embark on specific preventive supplementation for her. However, if you'd like to augment the chlorophyll in her diet, you can give her 1/4 of the adult dosage of liquid chlorophyll. If you're using a product like Sun Chlorella, you'd simply reduce that dose to 1/4 the package recommendation, as well. A little extra greens are always welcome!
Bless you for being a wonderful Mom! and best wishes to you! :-)
Hi Heidi, Thanks very much for those suggestions for my AB son - I'll check with NAP regarding additives.
We are also taking him off all grains and sugars except honey and fruit (it's called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and was originally developed for Celiacs).
I have got my results - I'm a B secretor, so I am looking back through the Tier 2 foods to see which I can add back. Thanks for that description about the tiers - I never would have worked that out on my own.
The reason for my writing again so soon, is to let you (and everyone else) know the recipe for a fabulous gluten and grain-free bread that I've found. We've been gluten-free for two years now and were never happy with any of the gluten-free breads we bought or made, but this is delicious, and not sweet like most of them are.
Here it is:
• 3 1/2 cups almond flour (ground blanched almonds)
• 3 eggs
• 1/4 cup melted butter
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 cup yogurt
• 1/4 tsp. salt
Mix together in food processor, bake in greased bread pan at 350 F (180 C) for about 45 minutes. You'll have to test to see when its done.
Let it cool for quite a long time before removing from pan so it doesn't flop.
It can be used for sandwiches or toast.
You can buy almond flour online or make your own in a food processor.
I'll add it to the RECIbase too - but I don't want anyone to miss it so am sending it to you too. Ann
Hey, Ann! congratulations on getting your secretor status -- feels nice, doesn't it? :-)
And thanks very much for that recipe - looks fabulous! I'm sure ghee can be substituted for the butter (for As and ABs, for whom butter's an avoid), since it's worked perfectly in every recipe I've made the substitution in. And type Os could use something in place of 1 cup of cow yoghurt, although O nons might have to settle for 1/2 cup of water instead.... but we're used to that! :-D
I'm very pleased to hear you have a good plan in place for your son, and I look forward to hearing how he progresses! Blessings! :-D