Archives for: January 2002, 27
hi heidi, thanks for answering my last Q so quickly! i have another one. a friend of a friend (blood type unknown) is in his late 40's and has incredibly dark circles under his eyes. he has had them for several years and i assured him you'd know why!!! surely it is something lacking his diet or too much of something. he doesnt drink or smoke and regularly takes supermarket multivitamins. the dark circles are quite scary, dark grey nearly black! any ideas, thanks alot and take care.ros xoxo
Ros, it is a classic sign of food allergy. He's eating lots of stuff NOT OK for his type. Wheat, milk and milk products, corn, and other highly allergenic foods for various types are the likely culprits -- along with the junk they put in supermarket vitamins! ;-} See what you can do with him, eh? :-D
Dear Heidi: My humble apologies! I just finally figured out that the answers to my questions are in your columns--from last November, about allergies to fish and about my family all being B types. Thank you for your thorough answers and advice. However, could you tell me what protein foods we can eat which are not meat? Is tofu not okay for B-types? My husband & I have been eating it for years as a meat substitute and we really do NOT want to go back to meat or fish after 25 years! Now that I know where to look, I await your response. Thanks! -Susan
Hello, Susan! If you have any questions about food values, just go straight to the TYPEbase3 database and enter one word (like 'soy' or 'tofu') to find the ratings for those foods.
I understand your desire to remain vegetarian, and of course these diets are only "tools" made available for your use -- insofar as you choose to use them.
It is difficult to design an adequate diet for type B if no flesh foods are eaten, but it can be accomplished if you apply diligence and patience, and a willingness to make some trade-offs in favorite foods, in order to stay vegetarian without consuming avoids. I feel it is only fair to reiterate that vegetarianism isn't ideal for your physiology (nor your children's), but these are decisions which I also feel are absolutely up to the parents to make.
Very best wishes, dear, and let us know how you all do! :-D
With regards to the UTI, I had a similar problem a couple years back with recurring infections. I got tired of taking antibiotics, and discovered Buchu tincture. It's a south african plant if I am correct. I took a few drops twice a day for two days and I haven't had a hint of infection since. It was unbelievable. It's available in the Burgess & Finch range, which is available in South Africa. Vanessa
Thank you for this, Vanessa! I found buchu tincture at www.azurestandard.com, among others online. We have no ABO rating for it, so those who wish to use it should keep an eye out for any untoward reactions.
I hope you're doing well, and thanks again! :-D