Archives for: January 2005, 10
Every once in awhile, something jumps up and grabs my attention. For example, after so and so ate a meal which was a 95% avoid and a 5% neutral, he says to me “Ugh. I had so much energy and now I am so tired.” Further evidence emerged about an hour later (we just won’t go into details here.) The proof, the data, the personal experience was shouting, “You shouldn’t have eaten this! Are you listening……?”
The more I am able to read D’adamo’s books, the more I begin to see scientific evidence all around me. Now, I am NOT a person who believes everything she reads and I am NOT a person who thinks that D’Adamo’s ideas are perfect, – but – and this is a very big but, I have to objectively say -- He is on the right track!
Further evidence appeared this morning after my oldest son ate breakfast. For two and a half years, his body has had trouble – well --- to be blunt --- eliminating. The poor child would become more and more bloated, more and more cranky, and more and more destructive!!! He did not recognize his body’s signals, waited too long, and then when it finally HAD to happen – KKKKKAAAAbOOOMMMM! It was an unpleasant, messy and painful experience. So of course, what did he do? He avoided the bathroom, which guaranteed that the nasty cycle would start over again.
We saw a specialist, who prescribed medication, prescribed “training”, and prescribed an avoidance of cow’s milk. That’s right – the calcium in cow’s milk can add to the problem. (Hey, I think a very conservative doctor just sided with D’Adamo! My son is an O.)
The training and the medication helped, BUT the medication was covered with warnings. It went something like this - “Not intended for long term use. Has not been tested – not intended for pediatric use.” Sure enough, my son eventually experienced nasty side effects. I ran to the health food store and tried a couple of different products. I bought the Psyllium powder, which did appear to help. I had also switched him to chocolate soymilk a while ago, and most importantly --- he gets meat every morning for breakfast!
What’s the point of this little sidebar? Breakfast used to be grains. It used to be crunchy and bought off the grocery store shelf. Now, after cooking beef patties with a little beneficial seasoning, my child ate his breakfast this morning – and headed off to the bathroom. (It’s a natural reflex for that to happen right after a meal.) Things are finally, finally functioning, as they should.
Why take my word for it? Experiment for yourself. Eat those avoids, one at a time, and then LISTEN. You might be surprised.