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Well.....I am in love with summer.....
No....not the humid heat wave so much on the East Coast are experiencing......but the TIME it gives me. I haven't felt this good in a long time. And I know that it won't last forever but I am certainly enjoying my unemployment time right now. Yes, there's not a lot of money & yes finding a new job is a pain but boy....being able to do what you want, WHEN you want is heaven.......
Back when we were younger & we had this time, we never appreciated it. I get to do the chores I've been meaning to do for forever & TAKE MY TIME WITH THEM. It's so nice. I feel so lucky to be laidoff.....well at least for now. I'm sure in a few months, if my job hunting doesn't go better or the economy doesn't pick up I'll be singing a different tune....but for now.....I'm very blissful being a happy house wife. So's the husband.
*And so the journey begins*
My O- nonnie is still having digestive problems & he's at his wit's end. He asks me the other day, "I think I'm going to start trying your lemon water." Unto which I answered "No, Sweetie!!!! For the hundredth time lemons only work on the A antigen & you're an O!!!"
"Well, what DO I need?" asks my bloated O. So I pull out my 3 books. I don't remember ever seeing a specific almost "cure-all" like the lemon water is for us A's & AB's in any of the books for O's He loves using coffee for his constipation but we all know that that's a big no no for everyone but A types.
So I break out the Blood Type Encyclopedia & look up digestion. It starts on page 258. I think it's absolutely fascinating about how much our blood relates to our digestive process but Carlos think's it's a bore so I skip to the end after a while on page 267 & 268 where it talks about your colon & fiber. Basically it lists where we can find fiber in nature like pectins found in fruit (the lemon water for us A's) certain natural gums, fruits, veggies, seeds, brown rice, barley, oats, whole grains, the outsides of seeds, & legumes. So the conculsion that I drew is that if my husband is having digestive problems, he needs to eat more the items listed above that fall into the BENEFICIAL category for his blood type. A miricle has occured. He's finally starting to listen to me & has agreed to carry the little card I got him ages ago from NAP of his O non-secretor Bene's & Avoids in his wallet. He even said he'll look at it from time to time. Shocking.
You should have seen the look on his face when he turned the card over to the Avoid dairy section & saw the HUGE list......"what no kefir?" he quipped. Yes Carlos, as I've told you before, you're not supposed to have ANY dairy. Well, except for a little butter now & again (neutral) The "flan-man" is sadden by this but, he really already knows it. He's just finally starting to realize what he needs to do if he wants to stay healthy.
To celebrate, I made him a mango, banana, blueberry smoothie today after his long day at the office. He was SOOOOOOO happy after he drank it! I used soy milk but am planning to get rice milk ASAP. Soy's no good for non secretors but the stubborn one says he doesn't like the taste of rice milk. Well, when you put in a whole mango, half a pint of blueberries & 2 baby babanas, that 1 cup of liquid isn't going to have much influence so might as well give him rice (neutral) vs soy (avoid)!
PS - In the Blood Type Encyclopedia Pg 268 also talks about the benefits of AG larch fiber for ALL BLOOD TYPES (readily available from North American Pharmcal, of course) & the constipation section on pg 232 reccomends butyrate as a bluking agent for O's instead of bran. Where I'm going to find "butyrate" is another story......