Archives for: August 2002, 18
Today a BTD-er asked about haricot & butter beans. In the UK and possibly Australia these are our names for navy beans & dried (yellow) lima beans. I suspect these are what your correspondent was asking about, rather than any green bean. Both have entries in ER, LR & typebase. Borlotti beans I researched for ages when I first went on the BTD. I found lots of other names for them such as cranberry beans (the cook's thesaurus is a good link) but could never find a name that was on typebase. It is possible they are only used in Europe & not the US. They are pink & marbled when fresh, brownish & marbled when dried, and brown when cooked, & are sold widely in the UK in cans. Sarah
On potpourri you had a question from Debbie asking abouut beans. I was oncerned that you put haricot beans and butter beans in with green beans as I am fairly sure that haricot is the 'english' name for navy beans, and butter beans are also known as lima beans. There is quite a problem with different 'local' names for beans and fish, perhaps the latin names should be included? christine
Ladies, thank you for your notes! I shall adjust my pescatorial and bean-y replies to the UK & Oz accordingly. :-)
Hi, Heidi. If you answer one of our questions, do you email us, too, or do we have to be "present to win"? Lisa
Hi, Lisa ~ the answers are posted only on the site here, with very rare exceptions. However, one can always do a search, or list past entries, rather than read the column daily. :-D
I am a type B. Also I am vegetarian so would like to know what products I can eat to make up for the lack of meat or fish. I do eat eggs and dairy products. Many thanks, Anat
Nutritional yeast; whey, rice or egg protein powders; blackstrap molasses; and focus on the few beans, nuts and seeds which are beneficial or neutral for B's. In my view, this is not an ideal way to approach the diet, but these tips may help you find the balance between your vegetarian tenets and your body's needs. Good fortune, and good health!
I am a B+ non-secretor with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I have a question about the two tier diet. Tier one is to maximize health, Tier two is to overcome disease. Should I limit my choices to Tier two to overcome disease, or should it be used with Tier one? Tier two alone seems rather restrictive in choices. Thank you. Leesa
Leesa, use both Tier One and Tier Two. The Updates/errata page contains an explanation of the use of the Tiers system... just click here. Let me know how you come along!
I am an A non-secretor. My diet has included a green supplement that contains both spirulina and chlorella. In the Blood Type A Food list pamphlet (but no where else in Dr. D'Adamo's books, "Algae (blue-green)" is listed as an avoid, in the "spices" section. Is this true for both of the types of algae I take, is it true for non-secretors as well as secretors? Also, what about cheeses made from sheep's milk? Thanks, Ty
Hello, Ty ~ We try to discourage people from using blue-green algae because of toxic contamination reports on one brand quite a while back. Chlorella is OK for all types to my knowledge. Cheeses ~ well, it's true that we have no specific listing for "sheep's milk," or "sheep cheese," so technically it is an unknown & therefore can be considered neutral. But! Just promise me you'll keep a sharp eye (or a soft hanky) out for any signs of goopiness ~ a little cough, runny nose, itchy eyes, or sudden digestive s l o o w d o w w n... those are signs that your immune system considers that lovely sheep's milk cheese a foreigner! :-)
For the eat right for your type diet, the book states in the type O section to not take goldenseal or echinacea. However, in the back of the book under medical strategies it advises we can take these for flu or indigestion. Please advise. Thanks -- lori
Goldenseal is fine as a gargle, but like echinacea, it shouldn't be taken internally by Os. Substitute astragalus for echinacea as a flu fighter ~ works nicely!
Why have some foods changed their place on the lists, from beneficial to neutral, avoid to neutral, etc.? I read "Eat Right 4 Your Type" a year ago and recently purchased the Type O Food, Beverage and Supplement Lists. I found Ezekial bread to have moved from beneficial to neutral. This is a problem because my weight loss is slow -- and I was trying to eat beneficial foods as often as possible. Now I find I have been eating the wrong bread for a year! I noted other changes too -- such as that cinnamon has moved up from avoid to neutral. Beer (formerly neutral) and apple juice (formerly avoid) are no longer listed at all. What's the story? Thank you. Kathryn
Kathryn, here is the link to our Updates/Errata Page, which contains explanations on the rationale behind the value changes. Also, feel free to check the TYPEbase3 food database for the latest values. By the way, limiting breads (and any other grain foods) to three or less servings per week is an effective weight-loss jump-starter for Os. I hope this helps! :-)
I AM 49 YRS OLD MALE,A+, 5 MONTHS ON A DIET. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REDUCING MY CHOLESTEROL LEVELS, BUT COULD NOT LOOSE ANY WEIGHT. MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS ALSO HIGH. ANY SUGGESTIONS??? Mirek
Hello, Mirek ~ the first thing I'd do is begin a daily program of yoga and/or meditation. Second, try limiting the grain element of your diet to one serving per day. Do some mild exercise three times per week -- walking, light weight-lifting or a short spell in the pool. The idea is to engage in calming activities so that you can reduce your cortisol levels. This will work to enhance your weight loss and BP normalization. Let me know your progress!
Have your internet site been hacked? Entering I first got some strange pages with a one eyed creature. Geir
:-D You've probably received my email, Geir, but just a note here in case others had the same question:
that one-eyed creature is a prince among men ~~ as well as your enigmatic host, here at dadamo.com. :->
if you see an odd front page hereabouts again, just click around on it looking for links ~ you'll undoubtedly find yourself heading for some surprising and worthwhile destination... as usual. :-D
Dear Heidi, Merry Meet! Thank you for remembering us (Celtic/Wiccan) with your harvest blessing. I appreciate your column; I also start my day reading the dadamo website. Thanks for your clear concise answers and information, and your sense of humor (love the "pic"). Bright Blessings to you all. Susi
How kind of you to write! It's great to hear from you ~ thank you so much for your compliments. :-} Go soirbhigh an fios thu! and may your blessings return to you threefold!
And to you all!