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Hello, Eva! Sorry you had to wait so long.... but could you help me? I searched for any other questions from you, and came up with only one, below:
If you have others, please re-post them as they're not in my database. thanks!
Prepared foods like sausage are OK for us if all the ingredients are neutral or beneficial. If they are commercially packaged sausages, there is a risk that the meats used are not of the highest quality. Perhaps your butcher can make whatever sausage you want, from fresh cuts of meat and organic spices you provide? My butcher does this for me if I want cased sausage. I make my own sausage patties at home with fresh-ground meats and a few spices (sea salt, freshly ground pepper, thyme, paprika, garlic, fennel seed, cayenne). It is quick and can be adapted for any kind of meat or flavorings you'd like!
Calcium supplementation is not absolutely necessary, but it is advisable if you don't eat plenty of calcium-rich foods. Fucus is a helpful addition for weight loss and energy, but again not necessary. Do try to incorporate edible seaweeds like dulse, arame, wakame, hijiki, etc. into your diet. They provide beneficial polysaccharides, protein, and minerals (including calcium).
For the spider veins and couperose (also known as rosacea), strengthen the capillary walls with mineral-rich foods -- adding butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus), gotu kola (Centella asiatica) and horse chestnut extract(Aesculus hippocastus, the extract is "escin") in liquid or capsule form is highly effective for many people -- and avoid foods known for their inflammatory effects in type Os: wheat, coffee, alcoholic liquors, -- add to that list anything that you've discovered makes the condition worse for you. I also suggest taking quercetin, an inexpensive supplement usually derived from yellow onions. It is a great anti-inflammatory.
About chlorella ~ it is fine for all types, to my knowledge. It's simply a concentrated chlorophyll supplement. One of the food-based home remedies for heavy metal exposure is just a basic pesto sauce made with cilantro (coriander leaf), pumpkin seeds and garlic & olive oil. Pound them or put them in a blender together and adjust the proportions to your taste. :-) Add fresh basil if you like. LOTS of chlorophyll in this recipe!
Thank you for writing, Eva, and I hope this helps! My best to you and your husband!