Archives for: January 2004
Just wanted to hop on quick and answer a couple of questions that have come through. Please remember that I am in no way a medical doctor. I am simply reporting what I found.
Buttermilk is listed as an avoid for AB's in the TYPEbase 3 program. Personally, I wouldn't give up any family traditions for an avoid food (the mental anguish would be worse for me than eating a couple of pancakes and enjoying the company of my loved ones).
Coffee is also listed as an avoid for the AB's in the TYPEbase 3 program. Again, personally, if we're not to drink coffee or black tea...how is life worth living?! For me, moderation is the key and if my tummy gets upset from coffee, then I just eat something (soak up the acid) and move on.
So anyhow...your best judgement is all that you can use for yourself (and your loved ones). I know that even though I feel amazing on the BTD, I lived for four years at college off of dining hall food and turned out okay. A couple cups of coffee in the morning and buttermilk pancakes (my favorite too!) once and a while are better for my state of mind than stressing out over avoiding them.
For anyone who is curious about avoid or beneficial foods, the TYPEbase 3 program is really easy to use. Keep scrolling down a couple more boxes after the bloggers on the main page (dadamo.com). There are several typeable databases down there. Go to TYPEbase 3 and click on it. I do it this way:
Search by: FOOD ITEM
Sort by: BLOOD TYPE (A
Type in whatever food item you're checking.
Remember to hit the actual button to make it work...if you hit enter, it just refreshes the page.
Happy hunting y'all!
Ciao for now...
I’ve been painting the house that I inhabit for the past several days and have had plenty of time to daydream. With the sweet scent of latex paint drifting through my nostrils and sounds of old Louisiana Blues infusing my brain I wandered to a place of blissful imagination where every food was highly beneficial and prepared already…No one had chips or cookies or chocolate in their cabinets and soda was a nasty four-letter word…Grown ups got to have recess whenever they wanted to swim, run and play for as long as their bodies wanted…
It is clear that my Master’s classes will be starting again because I’m already drifting into my daydream world that allows me to escape the stresses of everyday scholastic life! Without laughter, dreams and a balanced perspective…well, I’d probably shrivel up, become bitter and give myself some sort of “condition!” I send this out to the cosmos with love in silliness, the BTD, shiny soap bubbles, tinkling laughter and sunshine…
A fellow ER4YT aficionado spoke of naturally enjoying the “highly beneficial” foods and of not caring for many of the “avoid” foods (esp. red meats) on the AB lists.
This is something that drew me to the concept of the BTD a couple of years ago because it was full of the stuff that I liked already!!
I too eat very little meat (I’ve only just begun eating “faces” again after nearly ten years as a vegetarian…like lots of people, I was feeling weak and sickly and found that just a bit of flesh…"little faces”… mainly seafood, brought up my strength and energy.) and tend toward the highly beneficial fruits and veggies.
Thank you for your note Philip, and isn’t it nice to find a diet that’s good for you that your body is already craving anyhow?! I highly recommend the cookbook (Cook Right 4 Your Type). I tend to forget about eating starches and grains because I like veggies and fruit so much. It helps me to cook yummy things with good carbs!
So who would’a thunk that the hardest habit was to eat! I never realized how poor my eating habits are. I’m like a camel…nothing goes down the hatch for hours and hours and then, when the time presents itself…I eat everything in sight!
My goal for today: Eat small amounts throughout the day. I’ve portioned off left-over’s, fruits and veggies in containers for easy access.
We made veggie fritters last night out of the ER4YT cookbook. They were yummy, but next time I’d probably add some spices to the mix. Also, I found and tried ground turkey for the first time…omygosh! It’s yummy...big surprise to a hesitant ex-vegetarian!!
Okay, so I’ve been on this site for several days now and have been running scared about starting the “blog.” Enough of that nonsense! Here we are at the beginning of a new week, and I’m finding my stride with some semblance of a routine. I have found that it generally takes me two weeks to break a habit. So here I sit, typing at my computer, committing to two weeks of genuine adherence to the BTD so that I can get myself back on track.
I’ve learned enough through my own personal growth to take each day alone…”I’m okay for today”…and to use positive self-talk to get through the rough spots. Luckily for me, most of my favorite foods are on the highly beneficial list (which has been the reason for the easy “dabbling” with the diet in the past), so now the test will be to have those foods in the house, washed, cut/cooked and ready to eat.
So here it is…my commitment to me, you, cyberspace and beyond…sticking to the foods on the diet is the first step and a natural “given.” As I feel ready and comfortable, I will introduce more lifestyle changes to replace the not-so-great old ones. Adios for now…