Archives for: September 2001, 26
Hi Heidi I am trying to find some of the essential oils that Dr. Dadamo recommends in his Encyclaedia. However many of the oils are produced from aromatherapy and not for oral intake. Do you know of a source for therapeutic oils that can be taken internally? Thanks. Ruth D. O+ Secretor
Hi, Ruth ~ There are a number of brands I've seen -- one is Aura. Let me know which ones you're trying to find, and I'll go out and search up some brands for you. :-)
There is a Black Bean Soup in the Eat Right 4 Your Type book under blood type A. It is confusing because there doesn't seem to be any liquid. It states to discard all the liquid except for 1/8 cup of vegetable broth. It also doesn't say how long to continue cooking after discarding the liquid. Can you help with this recipe? Cindy
Hello, Cindy ~ The soup is very thick. You can use a cup of veg broth instead if you'd like it thinner. And after everything is cooked and added together, the simmer time is just to blend the flavors. Twenty minutes to half an hour would do it. :-)
I just have a comment on the talk about mucus discharges in your December 29th letters.
In 1984 I read a book called "Recalled By Life" by Dr. Anthony Satillaro. This book was highly tooted in the macrobiotic community (I had never heard of macrobitocis before I read this book).
Anyway, Dr. Satillaro was a doctor who had prostate cancer that had spread to his bones and in 1978 and he didn't have long to live - to make a long story short, he adhered to the macrobiotic diet (he must have been an A) and was cured and went on to write the book, etc.
But a very interesting part of the book was when he was eating this diet (over at the house of his newly acquainted macrobiotic friends -one day he called them and said he couldn't come over because he had the worst cold he had ever had in his life. They told him "congratulations Tony" your cancer is dissipating. He thought they were insane and vowed never to go back to eating there and to discontinue this ridiculous diet.
However, after the week of his cold was up, he felt better than he had ever felt in his life and was out of the back pain (cancer) he had experience for quite sometime!! He ran to the hospital that he worked at and took an x-ray that showed that the cancer was gone from his bones!! I became a vegetarian in January 1985 after reading that book.
I am an A- secretor - 57 years old. I was on medication for 14 years for a low thyroid condition that went away after 5 months of becoming a vegetarian (and has stayed healthy ever since). But the funny thing is that during those 5 months every morning I would spit up an unbelieveable amount of mucus. I believe the mucus was somehow encasing my thyroid so that hormones could not come out into my bloodstream.
Does "old" mucus become hardened and turn into tumors? Is that why Dr. Satillaro's cancer went away after the cold. Also, dying cancer patients have a tremendous amount of mucus. So today, I never try to stop mucus coming from anywhere but am very grateful. Oh, yes, also during those "thyroid" years, I used to brag that I never got a cold! Sandra K
:-) I like that story about Dr. Satillaro. It made the rounds years ago, but I never followed up on it. Macrobiotics was in its heyday then. Definitely the 'top dog of diets' in the mid-80s. Where I lived at that time, we had the choice of not one, but three macrobiotic restaurants within walking distance. ;-) I'll spare you my 'after' pix on the macrobiotic diet. ~ ;-D An O non is quite a different creature than an A secretor, so the joke was on me, really. ;-D
Mucus, as you know, is a first line of defense in the rather alien-friendly type A immune system. It's an entrapment strategy. Get 'em all stuck together, and flush 'em out. However, the decreased thyroid efficiency experienced due to poor diet isn't via a mucus encasement. It's better understood through the mechanism of lectins upon the vulnerable thyroid tissues.
If we get onto the correct diet, most notably when the old one was truly inappropriate, the mucus response is freed to focus on old deposits of lectins and dead tissue rather than having to deal with a steady instream of 'daily emergencies.' It can kick into gear and do a nice spring cleaning. :-D Yeah, I know: I even talk about MUCUS as if it's alive! Well... the mucus secretory cells are alive... Hey, heck, I won't even qualify it: Everything's alive. ;-)
Tumors form due to unchecked tissue cell growth -- they're not collections of mucus (although white blood cells may gather there in large quantity, too). However, the entire "inner outside" of the body (sinuses, the throat and lungs, the digestive tract entirely) can produce lots of mucus in the effort to sweep out evildoers, and the body uses this and all manner of changing strategies to defeat threats to its integrity.
I agree with you that trying to dry up or suppress mucus production is not a good idea. The warm lemon water as a morning drink aids in expelling the mucus that's built up overnight, thereby gently helping the body to do what it's meant to do.
Quite inspiring that your thyroid condition was resolved using... FOOD! :-) The world would change in huge ways if we all understood the potency of such a simple daily thing that everyone does: eating. Thanks for your message, Sandra! :-D