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I. Wow! This took about 45 minutes to find a place to get a question out! I remembered your name because you did answer me over a year ago. I have been teaching and promoting the diet for a couple of years, but would appreciate a respnse to some, I believe, well written controversy from Macrobiotic source. I will try to copy and paste it, if this space will allow. If not, can you respond and perhaps I can send this in an email directly to you?
II. Have been able to paste this! sorry it is so long, but I am very helpful someone, maybe D'Adamo himself?, can respond to me with an equally convincing answer. Lorene
Hi, Lorene ~ Thank you for writing again! It's been more than two years, actually! I did manage to read all of the text you entered. I haven't posted it here in the column, not because of its enormous length nor because it is the work of someone else, but because everything I read in that text has been addressed by Peter over the past eight years... some of it repeatedly.
If you use the SEARCH function on the main page of this site (www.dadamo.com), and choose various key words from the newsgroup post you copied here, you will find everything you are looking for. Use, for example, the names of the various people the newsgroup participant is quoting. Or enter the term "animal" to find out how animal blood types key for entirely different characteristics ... as a preview, they do not determine digestive secretions, as they do in humans, for example.
I assure you that there is more than adequate information here to rebut the macrobiotic participant, if that is your desire. He's using some truly outdated and long-supervened material. It will take you some time to do the research and put it all together into a reply post, though ~ but if it seems important enough to you, by all means, please take advantage of the resources available on this site to do so.
As a friendly bit of advice: your reply to this guy would be a good exercise in fact-based writing, although it is unlikely to persuade folks whose beliefs are invested in the cites given in that post. While the post appears to be a collection of logical arguments, you will find the basis for its promulgation is emotion, not rationality. Not an uncommon thing! but uncommonly difficult to convert to a logical discussion. Best wishes to you, dear! :-}
I wrote sometime back last summer and I'm in good health now. My protein levels and blood work tested normal in all areas.
However, I have a question that I couldn't find answered anywhere on the search engines concerning why milk thistle is recommended for A blood types in LR4YT (i.e. family history of gallbladder & liver problems) but is not mentioned under A-blood type for Liver Support Procotocal of the Encyclopedia book? Just wondering. SusanF
Susan! Wow, it's been a while. It's great to hear you're in fine fettle. Did you ever find out if you're Lewis double-negative?
That's a great question about milk thistle, and I'm not sure why it was removed for type A and included for AB and O. However, for As with a concern over gallbladder and liver problems due to family history, two things: your diet is 5000% better (my estimate!) than that of any family member who wasn't using the ABO plans; and you might consider a yearly gallbladder flush as a harmless, cheap, painless and safe preventive measure against gallstones and liver congestion. Let me know if you need more details ~ and search around September 4-9 in this column of last year (try Twoeagle as a search term) for some good protocols and tips.
It's wonderful to hear from you, Susan, and I hope you and your husband are prospering! :-D