Archives for: August 2002, 27
Heilfasten für den Blutgruppentyp A? Ist Heilfasten (1-2mal jährlich) gesundheitlich wertvoll für den Blutgruppentyp A? Gibt es deutsche Seiten von dadamo? Monika
[Is a liquid fast (once or twice per year) worthwhile for type A? Is there a German site for www.dadamo.com?]
'"Heilfasten" is a liquid diet, in which only drink is taken -- for instance, tea with honey, fruit juice, or a little buttermilk. A good supply of mineral water (at least 2.5 liters per day) has a desirable cleansing effect upon the kidneys.'
We don't generally recommend fasting, although a brief (one or two days) fast on fruit juice and water will probably do you no harm. Fasts are rather extreme measures, and provide relief especially in supervised cases where inappropriate foods are eaten year round -- but we prefer to suggest a habitually good diet, including plenty of that good mineral water, instead. :-)
At the moment we have no German mirror site for www.dadamo.com ~ anyone interested in setting one up? :-D Thank you for writing, Monika!
Hello. I've been following the Type "O" diet for some time with some good results. What I was wondering about was whether either Dr D'adamo or you would recommend occasional fasting as a general cleansing practice and whether there are any specific instructions for Type "O"s. Looking forward to your response. -- Heidi (and yes, I did have a grandfather in the Alps!)
Guten Tag, Heidi! :-D 'Fraid my grandparents never got closer to the Alps than Dublin, Ireland ~ and would you believe, I'm missing the blonde pigtails as well?? I feel SO Cheated! ;-D As a former Ehretist, I've done well more than my share of fasts ~ not to mention the fruit-and-starchless-veg diet ~ and I had a long road in regaining my health after years of that regimen. But your question is about occasional fasts, and I would have to repeat what I told Monika, above: once in a while -- meaning four times per year, tops -- if you wish to do a fruit juice and water fast for a day or two, sure, go ahead. Just promise me you won't go on a week's hiking trip in the mountains with nothing but grape juice to sustain you, OK? Tried that, not a good move. ;-} Thanks for your question ~ stop by more often! :-D
Heidi : Would you be interested to browse structure of Spring/distilled H2O and their performance conducted by consciousness, prayer, sutra, JS Bach, Mother Teresa etc ? Here is the site address: http://www.wellnessgoods.com/fl_art_wat_messages.html
An important element in our body which will look like the world's most magnificient jewellery when we are good and kind. Hope you enjoy the beauty of water. Cheers ~ ~ ~ Lily
Ah, wonderful!! thanks, Lily! Have a brilliant New Year, ok? :-D
Heidi, From an "A." (Rh-, Secretor, MM) Fun to read your column. I always note the ones that discuss weight loss as well. Over the last six months, I have been doing BTD in earnest and have lost 15 (out of 25) pounds, but not solely following ER4YT. Americans tend to eat too much, even "too much of a good thing." This is not just a question of retraining, it's in our culture to eat too much; we are constantly served "too much" as well. And we forget the importance of the "unlimited vegetables" clause.
I've found that BTD complements Weight Watchers VERY nicely. Both systems allow for unlimited vegetables, with protein varying by ER4YT. I use ER4YT for health and well-being, WW for weight loss (portion control, etc.) Even on ER4YT, you can unconsciously consume too many nuts, too much grain or oils, etc. The difference is that, when I favor the 'beneficials,' I eat the same amount I did before, lose the same amount of weight on WW, but the food is much more satisfying, I am never hungry. And, key to this for me is to not consume a 'toxic' level of animal protein as well.
So, I don't recommend increasing animal protein as a weight loss strategy for Type A's, especially us Secretors, etc. I noticed your last list of foods for Type A weight loss, you suggested an A might want to favor more fish and poultry. I want to add that I lose plenty of weight eating plenty of beans and tofu. The issue is really "portion." Measuring out 1/2 to 1 cup of cooked beans doesn't look like much, for instance, (served with 1/2 a cup of rice (or less)), but in 1/2 hour, one can notice it was incredibly satisfying, especially if one concentrates on filling up on a huge plate of steamed veggies or salad. And the beans are LOADED with fiber, so they really aren't all that 'fattening.'
I realize you addressed the issue of 'portion control,' but I still think people may not understand, because most of us just don't realize we have truly been eating too much protein (at a time), and too many carbohydrates. I keep looking to see if you will ever suggest to anyone that this program works well with Weight Watchers. You that many people in WW are aware of BTD, but don't quite understand how to put the two together. I can tell you it works very well indeed. There is a lot of retraining here, and the body tends to WANT to maintain. Losing requires much more attention. While I realize you may not want to SAY this on your web site, you may want to suggest it ... privately. ~~ Marissa
... or I might want to suggest it publicly! Great points, Marissa (no WW pun intended!!), and I wholeheartedly recommend that everyone explore all their options and put together a strategy that serves each one best, as you have done so wisely. Warm wishes to you, dear!! :-D
Hi there -- I am a naturopath practicing from a resort in the Whitsunday Islands (Great Barrier Reef) in Australia. We have a large and modern spa facility on the island which includes various treatments such as massage, beauty therapy, mud and algae wraps, hydrotherapy etc. We also offer a full naturopathic service including computerised iridology, live blood analysis, bio-impedance analysis, blood lipid testing, etc. One of the main programs that we recommend for our guests is the blood type diet, and we sell many of Dr D'Adamo's books.
I am currently working with our executive chef to create menu's for our main restaurants, which are 'blood type compatable'. As far as I am aware, we will be the first resort or spa in Australia to offer this sort of menu, which we are very excited about. This will enable our clients to experience blood type eating first hand, which will help to overcome some of the inherant reluctance that people experience when changing their diets.
I was wondering whether Dr D'Adamo or your organisation would be interested in endorsing the diets that we have put together. We could then use this in our marketing, which would draw more people to the concept of blood type eating (and sell more books!). I would also be very interested in organising a symposium / seminar on blood type eating (perhaps combined with some other health topics) at our resort, featuring Dr D'Adamo. We could invite health practitioners and members of the public to come along and share in his knowledge. With our extensive spa facilities, plus daily activites such as yoga, aqua aerobics and all of the marine options (diving etc), we could structure a fantastic 3-5 day program. Anyway - if you are interested please advise and we can initiate a discussion. I would be pleased to send you a copy of the menu if you can provide a direct email address. Thanks ~ Paul Mannion BHSc, ND - Spa Director. Please also feel free to have a look at our website www.daydream.net.au
Whoo! Anyone in Australia or interested in travelling there, here's a great option for a luxurious BTD holiday! Paul, thank you so much for making us aware of your spectacular facility, and we'll be in touch!
My New Year wish for you all:
"-- I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough 'Hellos' to get you through the final 'Good-bye'... My friends and loved ones, I wish you ENOUGH!!!" ~~ Anon.