Archives for: March 2002, 09
Dear Heidi, Hi! As an O nonsecretor, I know I can't have CLO but can I have fish oil? The ingredients on the bottle read marine lipid conc., lime flavor, and natural mixed tocepherols. Thanks for your help. RoseZ
Hi there, Rose! I think the best thing to do would be to call the manufacturer and ask a few questions. For instance, what fish is used and how is it processed? Is the 'lime flavor' a synthetic flavoring, or is it concentrated lime juice? ... organic? and what is the source for the 'natural mixed tocopherols?' Food, or a chem lab? In other words, how processed is this ingredient?
Yeah, I know, I'm a stickler. ;->
I'm wondering if there a specific reason why you feel this supplement may benefit you? I ask because supp products come and go, market-driven (read, Great Public Relations Firm Work!) rather than health-driven. I'd like to save you some disappointment (and money) if I can. so drop me a line, eh? :-D
Hi! I'm type AB. My doctor tells me that I have cellulitis in my leg.What can I use internally or externally? Thank you Menachem
Hello, Menachem! Very nice to hear from one of the rarest (A type ~ welcome!
Cellulite, if that is what your doctor said you have, is easily resolved through following the diet, observing the exercise recommendations, and drinking plenty of water daily. I often suggest 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight, consumed daily, with a pinch of gray sea salt and/or a squeeze of lemon juice, to speed weight loss, improve elimination of toxins, and revitalize skin tone. And for other things as well. :-)
So, tell me more about yourself, and if your doctor said something different... like phlebitis, or anything else... let me know and I'm sure we can help.
Thank you for writing! :-)
I can't find porcini mushrooms in any list. I have many recipes calling for that particular mushroom.
I also don't understand why unbleached flour is a problem for AB. They are allowed whole wheat flour and white flour products (both neutral). Both unbleached and white flour have been striped of the bran and wheat germ (which are present in the whole wheat). A questionable bleaching process is then applied to make the flour white. Mary A Husband AB Daughter AB Son ???
Hello, Mary! I agree with you about unbleached flour, and I don't believe it will be a problem for your ABs. I do encourage you to look to the many wonderful wheat alternatives in your baking, though. Secretly (or not), I've also lobbied for getting buttermilk upgraded for type ABs. That may be pure ignorance and stubbornness, but I hope someday I'll have an answer I understand on that one. ;-}
Now, to porcini mushrooms ("little pigs" -- what a great name for them, that's just what they look like!) -- yes, they're not rated, but feel free to treat them as unknowns (neutrals in this case)... as long as they are wild, or not cultivated in questionable materials. In other words, as long as they're not being propagated in poisonous chemical-infused dung. Get me drift? I suspect they will turn out Neutral for everyone, when they're tested.
You have a neat household there, Mary -- I'd get the little boy tested, though, just to make sure he's not type B. That's possible, if you carry a recessive O gene. You come here for the good news, right? ~;-D