Archives for: March 2002, 10
Dear Heidi, Hi! Thanks for your reply.
I don't have access to a good source of fresh wild fish, reasonably priced. All the fish in my area seem to be either farm raised or else very expensive. I don't usually like canned fish because I'm allergic to metal. I also worry about polluted fish. I don't want to mail order fish in the hot weather and I'm hardly ever home.
Dr.D'Adamo writes "include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish. Fish oils can help counter inflammatory conditions and strengthen immunity. Avoid pickled fish."
In a different authored book I read that, "the brain's needs are further complicated by it's inability to use some forms of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. Some organ systems can incorporate the shorter, 18 chain omega-3 precursor, called alpha-linolenic acid found in green leafy vegetables, flaxseed, canola oil, and walnuts. But the human brain has an absolute requirement for the longer chain omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA, both found primarily in fish oil. The studies have been somewhat mixed , but it appears that adult humans cannot convert enough ALA to EPA and then to DHA. Thus some nutritional scientists believe we must consume the fish and fish oil-derived long-chain omega-3s directly for optimal brain health."
Hopefully this answers your question. Thanks again for all your help! RoseZ
Hi, Rose! I agree completely with your (excellent) sources on the oils from fatty fishes! I gather from this that you want to take the supplement you mentioned for general health -- i.e., inflammation control and brain function?
I do still suggest, though, that it's a good idea to research the source and ingredients of products you might consider for this purpose, before buying them. "Marine lipid concentrate," etc... we want to make sure they're not selling you soylent green made from members of the armed forces! LOL, but you see how a generalized term can cover a multitude of meanings, particularly in marketing. ;-> Just be safe, sweetie! :-D
Heidi, Cellulitis and cellulite are 2 totally different things. I believe that cellulitis is an inflamation (potentially dangerous) of cells. My dad's Dr. initially thought that that's what he had a few years ago when his leg was swollen and red. It turned out to be symptom of congestive heart failure. It's definitely not the same thing as cellulite. Jane
Cellulitis is an infection - article here.
I've had two friends who had this type of infection, one friend had a strep infection at the site. This can be a very serious condition. Since AB's have a very "friendly" immune system, I would highly recommend Dr. D'Adamo's protocols in addition to recommendations from her doctor. Lynne
Oh LORDY, thank you, ladies. I'm surprised you'd even speak to me after I made a gaffe like that one.
MENACHEM! I am humbly sorry for this enormity. Often in the course of writing this column, I must translate/interpolate some terms in the messages I receive, based on my sense that the writer is making a stab at English medical terminology but falling just a tad aside from the mark. Because of your beautiful name, I made the incorrect assumption that your English was perhaps under par -- hence my great blundering boo-boo. The "itis" in cellulitis should have yelled "inflammation" to me... but if it did, I didn't hear it. :-}
You can see, however, that my readership is sharp as pins and keeps a good eye on me! :-)
Now, as to what you can use internally for inflammation: quercetin comes immediately to mind: 300-500mg taken twice daily. It is something akin to a panacea for inflammation. There are other things you can do, but to target the cause of your condition, I'd like to know more about you.
Tell me more about your diet, your health history, what kind of exercise you're able to do, and how long you've been dealing with these symptoms. I have a feeling we can clear this up pretty quickly if you'll kindly write again with those details! :-D
I would like to start a social group for type O's in the New York City area. I would like to have type O diet potluck picnics in the parks, maybe have other events....speakers, dinners at restaurants...etc...
Can I announce this on your website somewhere? Or otherwise somehow put me in touch with other type O's on the blood type diet in the New York City area? Or is there already a group like this? Thank you so much.
I've decided to be more generous and have a social potluck picnic for all the blood types, not only type O's.
I am tenatively choosing Sunday, July 11 at 1:00 pm in Central Park, New York City.
I still have to pick a nice meeting place in Central Park. I will make a sign that says "Eat Right 4 Your Type"
Pleae help me publicize this. I will pick a location soon and let you know. I don't know anybody who practices the blood type diet. Most of my friends scoff at it. Thank you Tamara
Hey, Tamara -- What a wonderful idea! Good for you, for taking charge and getting it done!
No, we don't already have a group ... and I think you'll get quite a response, this is a very big city with lots of lonely BTD'ers!
Once you settle on your location and commit to the date, I'll ask Peter to put an announcement up on the homepage, and I'll highlight it here as well.
I truly commend you for organizing an event like this. It's an inspiration, and I encourage ALL YOU NYC READERS (you KNOW who you are!) to keep an eye out for the announcement! :-D