Archives for: July 2002, 24
Hi, Judy! I'm sorry you're suffering!!
I think I can point you in the right direction, but I'd feel better if you could find a good BTD practitioner to work with you in person. Take a look at the Practitioner Registry and try your local health food stores and phone book for a lead.
First, you can design your own plan based on the nonsecretor diet. You know the bread, beans and soymilk shoot your sugar levels up. Get rid of them -- you don't need any of them to get all the nutrition you need. The soy (an avoid for nonsecretor Os) may be part of the cause of your cramping, as well. Cranberries, plums/prunes, blueberries or grapefruit should be the only fruits or juices you have, and very rarely for now. Monitor your reaction to them, and eliminate them if they pose trouble ~~ it won't be forever!
See if using vegetable glycerine (a tablespoon per day) will lower your sugar levels. Include a beneficial meat or fish at each meal -- three meals per day -- as well as a beneficial vegetable, especially the dark greens, pumpkin, carrots, winter squash (the neutral exception here), seaweeds, onions, garlic, hot peppers, and okra. Snack on walnuts and pumpkin seeds. Although flax is only neutral for us, the meal and the oil in combination with a bit of fish oil taken with meals can be of great help in regulating how you metabolize your food.
Eat dandelion greens and take the Taraxacum supp (250 mg, 2x per day), Bladderwrack (200 mg, 2x per day) and Deflect-O (2 caps with meals). Have some green tea to boost your antioxidant levels, if you can tolerate it. And if possible, include some nutritional yeast for B vitamins, and Phytocal-O to boost your mineral intake.
Judy, I sincerely believe you can use these guidelines to resolve your condition. It will be hard going for a while, as you'll need to be a little strict about focusing only on medicinal foods, but it will get easier as your body heals. Do take up your exercise program again, but gently! don't overburden or bore yourself with too-frequent repetitious strenuous workouts -- mix it up, take a walk today and lift weights tomorrow, then maybe a jog the day after, then a session on the rowing machine. Drink plenty of pure water. And let me know how you're faring! I COMMEND you for your efforts, and I know they'll pay off!!