Archives for: February 2002, 22
Hello, Heidi, I was surprised to see in your column that corned beef is fine for O's . . . did I read that correctly? I am a non-secretor, and thought that non-secretor avoids are used in the corning process. Sugar is one, plus there is sometimes corn syrup (and other corn products) in corned beef. I have avoided all-beef salami for the same reason. Please advise. Thanx, Heidi, Melissa
Hi, Melissa! Commercial corned beef will be full of avoids, and of course we don't recommend that anyone start eating avoids. What you see on the label RULES. :-)
There are recipes for corned beef which are easily adaptable even to nonsecretor Os. Just drop the ingredients which are to be avoided, or substitute sweeteners like blackstrap molasses for the sugar and lemon juice for the vinegar. Corning is a means of preserving large cuts of meat -- somewhat like the jerking process, it depends upon salt.
So, do take another look at that column and see what you think! Bless you, dear! :-)
As promised, I tried eating lamb for 5 days...and I still get the itchy rash at night if I eat curry or take the vitamins and/or the minerals and it still comes on quicker if I get really warm (too many covers, exercising, dressed in too many layers, etc.).
The nails, cuticles, and hang-nails may have improved some though. Also, I felt better (calmer, more relaxed) when I took the vitamins and minerals during the day, but that nasty rash sorta negated it.
I must tell you though, I may need to try again...my husband knows I am especially fond of lamb sausages and so he bought them instead of plain ground lamb. When he brought it home, we both read the labels and it said that there was nothing in it that was an avoid for me (AB secretor in case you have forgotten)...but it did taste of black pepper and I noticed it had some black olives in the mixture...neither of which were listed on the ingredients list...so who knows what else was in them. A miss-labeling?
Anyway, we had spent all our grocery $$$ so I ate 'em (At least they were really tasty.). It was either that or go ovo-lacto vegetarian until today - Friday (payday). Tonight, I am having PLAIN lamb (shoulder chop - I didn't even marinade it).
Should I try again for another round of lamb (just plain lamb) for another 4 days or give it up? Either way, would you please explain to me what your reason is/was for having me eat the lamb in the first place. Thanks! Eagle
Hey there, Eagle! Well, mislabeling for sure on that sausage - whether inadvertent or intentional, we don't know. Try the next four days with the plain lamb.
The idea is to provide you with a rich source of natural CLA (conjugated linoleic acid): the lamb fat. Grassfed animals have quite a bit of this fatty acid, where grain-fed animals have very little. It can make a big difference in rashes like the ones you've been having. So: four days more, then report! :-D
Hi there, I have been getting really bad cramps, hardly able to breathe or talk, in my transending colon, didn't have one today, thank God. Still not much improvement. I was wondering if I should try and investigate my mercury levels.
I have often wondered as all my teeth are filled, also 2 root treatments. The only thing is I don't think there is a dentist who would work with me on changing things, that I could afford anyway. What would I need to do to get a test done. Janet
Hello, Janet! Are the cramps really in the colon -- could they be uterine cramps? Does the pain go away when gas is passed -- or after a bowel movement? What did you eat 3-5 hours before the cramps came on, do you remember?
With so many fillings (not so uncommon: I'm close behind, with 9 large fillings, one smaller one and 4 crowns), I would not be surprised if your blood tests will show high levels of mercury. The standard procedure is to test for metals and enzymes, to establish what should be done to boost your health in preparation for the removal procedure. Here is an Irish site's page on dental amalgam with good advice.
Look for a dentist who uses the IAOMT standards for amalgam removal. Most of the resources on that page are in the States, but there is a reference in the Links page to "Pams Helpline" - for information on Dental Amalgams, Symptoms, and Chemical Allergies. I suggest using her contacts page to ask for Irish resources on evaluations and mercury-free dentists near you.
There's also a Contact form listed across the top of the Harmonik Ireland page. All you need is information on blood testing, and a list of dentists in your area.
I also found excellent material on the UK Amalgam Page, including a link to UK amalgam-free dentists - I saw one in Kilkenny and one in Dublin listed there. Guess I should search in Iceland, since it's closer to you than either of those! :->
There is also a U.S. toll-free number at the bottom of the Huggins Multidiscipline Alliance page.
Well, that's more and less what you asked for -- I do hope it helps! Keep in touch, Janet, and please let us know what you learn! :-D