Archives for: March 2006
morgen Ihr Liebchens,
gestern haben wir 103 Jahre (wahrscheinlich ein O,(oder secretorst. unbekannt), zu Grabe getragen. Was für ein Mensch,ich durfte während Wochen bei ihrem Lebenskampf, und sie hat um ihr Leben gekämpft bis zum Schluss, dabei sein. Mehrfach in dieser Zeit dachte ich und jetzt ist Ende, aber am nächsten Tag war sie wieder wohlauf; oder besser gesagt es ging ihr etwas besser. Einen eisernen Lebenswillen-nicht aufgeben-
bis zum allerletzten Tag und wirklich zum *bitteren Ende*.
Leider verfolgte sie überhaupt nicht die BTD aber ich durfte unbemerkt Dinge O'like einschläusen und keiner hats gemerkt- aber es hat funktioniert und das war die Hauptsache.
Zum Teil hatte sie sehr wahrscheinlich aufgrund der bekannten Unverträglichkeiten auch noch ein leaky gut syndrom, kein Wunder bei diesem Alter und Jahrzehnte abends nur porridge Mampf.
Das Sterben war für sie eine rasende Anstrengung und wie besagt Kampf, denn sie war absolut nicht einverstanden gehen zu sollen, der Tod jedoch dann schnell und sanft....es blieb einfach ihr Atem weg....und hier liegt der Schlüssel zu allem?-vielem?.....Odem-Atem....= Leben
Godd morning all dearles,
yesterday we had the funerails for my old lady of 103 years ; we guess an O (or B,) secretor stat. unknowen, several times I thought ok now its over and next day she was quiete asleep, but not dead at
all :-) and she fighted the fight of her life- wouldn't stop or even given up,no-nooo just the contrary.
With her old ages I think she produced a leaky gut syndrome and because of that I was able to introduce BTD into her diet, but nobody remarked it really, better :-) she normally didn't followed BTD at all, but the sense it made showed the results , it was the best choice for all involved.
The time to her death was very tough for her because of her fights but death itself was calm and quick-
just her breath stopped.... and here is the key to most of all questions of life and death.....odem...or better said breath...= life
Well, being a new mommy (to my adopted doggie) has been incredibly rewarding physically, mentally, and spiritually, but is also the reason I have not blogged as of late! Between visits to the pet supply store, vet, dog parks, and many, many walks, as well as work which is always beckoning me (lots of sick people needing drugs dispensed), I have not taken the time to sit down next to the computer and blog my heart out.
So now, since I'm procrastinating the work I should be doing (cleaning my house!), what better time to share my latest reflections with the BTD community?
Tonight, there was a RMB meeting that somehow a few months back I was added to their email list. I know that sentence made absolutely no sense grammatically but right now I'm so jacked up on this green tea drink from Intelligent Nutrients that my brain is saying, GO GO GO, and I don't have time to stop for second thoughts.
RMB stands for Responsible Minnesota Business. There was a free meeting at Intelligent Nutrients (you all know the company Aveda started by Horst, right? Well, he sold Aveda and started up IN here in MPLS). Grubster and I came but neither of us really knew anyone else there and by the time we got there, half the get together was over so it's sort of strange sometimes walking in on a meeting, as casual and unstructured as it was, especially since neither of us are business owners, though we do both work for not-for-profit companies now, haha.
Please visit www.intelligentnutrients.com because there is some really cool stuff for sale here. Horst is very into natural health as you might imagine given Aveda's progressive philosophy back in the 70s and 80s when it started. His store has such an intriguing variety of essential oils, medicinal foods (organic coffee, org. chocolate, green and rooibos teas, fresh organic salads at the cafe, oh it's heaven!), and all sorts of other great goodies. There is an INcentive program where the more you buy the more cool stuff they send. I just got a $10 gift certificate in the mail (and used it all up tonight at my visit!).
Horst is coming up with this line of cosmetic products that are so clean (no petrochemicals, etc.) that you could actually eat them! His philosophy is that you don't want to be putting stuff on your skin or your scalp that your body absorbs which will in turn cause a variety of illnesses. I can't wait till his stuff comes out on the market! I mean, even most of the stuff sold at the co-ops and HFS have a lot of parabens, SLS, and other questionable "inactive" ingredients. Wouldn't it be wonderful to walk into a beauty salon and walk about being able to pronounce the ingredients on the label without hesitation?
Unfortunately, the store itself is not doing as well is it could be doing. I attribute this to its location. Horst opened it in sort of a strange but beautiful space. He is definitely forward-thinking in this because I'm sure that within ten years the location will generate plenty of pedestrian traffic (which is the kind of clientele he needs given the fact that most pedestrian-happy people tend to invest in their health to some extent just by the nature of their walking). Until then, it's a hidden gem in the city, right off of I-35W, near Old St. Anthony and Dinkytown, but not very close to any other key businesses, just many old warehouses.
Tonight, Aaron (aka Grubster) had his auro photo taken. He is a yellow. No surprise to me. I actually thought he might be orange or red, too, and he also has a lot of indigo in his third eye chakra which is fairly active compared to the other chakras. Now, certainly, some might say, take these aura machines with a grain of salt, but I find them to be an intriguing tool for self-discovery and self-healing. For instance, I have a very green aura (about a month ago I was yellow-green), but my 7th and 1st chakra have been consistently weak.
This lack of grounding (1st chakra weakness) I almost feel has become worse over the last few years. I used to love traveling, but now, the thought of getting on a plane is just plain (no pun intended) traumatic for me. And, I mean, I should know better, statistically. People get on airplanes all the time. They take-off, they land. It's all good. And dear Lord, if anyone should put things into perspective it's me. My house is located right smack underneath one of the main landing flight patterns for the MSP airport! I honest-to-God have a jet going above my freakin' house every five minutes. Nevertheless, the combination of 9/11, being a pharmacist (control-freak who sees how quickly and easily errors can happen in the healthcare business), and some unknown force have made me feel ungrounded to the point that the thought of going several hundred to several thousand feet in the air is just plain terrifying. I've been flying all my life. I have accumulated over 200,000 frequent flier miles from Northwest Airlines which I probably should be using up right about now as they are dancing the backruptcy jig. And still, what keeps me hellbent on the ground physically? Lack of grounding spritually I suppose.
So, with that, I'm starting with some oils. I'm starting to develop healthier waking rituals (trying not to wake up so stiff!) And what else? Kegels? Pilates bridges? Man, how I'd love to be able to wake up at the buttcrack of dawn without fatigued resistance and just meditate? Perhaps that's in the works. Some people, aka highly disciplined people, make it look so darn easy! It almost seems as though this is a chicken egg phenomenon. You have to have the groundedness to get up every morning and face the day like this, but how else to you achieve it? Am I making sense?
Between the am mocha, the pm herbal tissane, and the late pm matcha w/ginger (what was I thinking??), I'm writing this with a good share of jitters. But hey, don't complain, you have a blog to read, right?
Food. What's new? Well, tonight, Aaron and I both had delicious salads at the IN. Aaron had the house salad with edible flowers, red bell peppers, some sort of creamy dill dressing, walnuts, and I had the beet chevre salad with a delectable carrot dressing. It was awesome! It's just too bad people aren't catching on to this place. Here we have the masses stuffing their faces with fastfood getting dumber and larger by the minute, then wondering why they can't lose the weight. The answer is at 983 East Hennepin Ave. in MPLs, people. Well, OK, it's one solution anyway. Don't forget that D'Adamo guy who wrote all those Blood Type books (wink). He might know a thing or two about optimal vitality, too.
Otherwise, no rave restaurant reviews. I've really been doing a whole lot of home cooking this past winter. And in a jam, I eat simple stuff from the Whole Foods deli. No, it's not perfect but at least I know what ingredients they are putting into each preparation unlike most mystery dishes at most restaurants and delis. A Trader Joe's is opening up near me in May. That should be fun! It's within biking distance so I can finally be that cute little eurochick wannabe who stacks groceries into the basket and bikes them home.
On that note, goodnight!
Well, I finally got some courage and decided to ask the chairperson of a CEO group to which I belong, if I could do a seminar on nutrition and of course, BTD. The seminar will be held at a resort in Banff and I will be presenting to about 20 CEO's and perhaps their spouses. It is a 2 day retreat on health and fitness and I will be among 3 other lecturers. I have 6 weeks to prepare!!!!
I will get to work with the hotel staff on foods for breakfast, lunch and snacks. So I need some input on what should be presented in the lecture and food..
1. Basics of BTD
2. How to of the diets
3. Foods of the diets
4. Common conditions of Blood Types.
I think I have about 2 hours and the seminar has to be very interactive. I was going to do a couple of questionnaires ( food status: what foods do you eat, how many meals out, what are your favorite foods?) I was also going to do Blood Type specific questionnaires (O - how many times per week do you eat these foods avoids vs benies). I was also going to do the ever present Power Point Presentation.
What are your comments on what you think is a "must see" for the lecture???
Rossini is a famous Italian Opera composer. He is dead and yet he haunts me. Why? The reason I have been such a delinquent blogger is because of the Rossini Festival here in good ole’ Knoxville, TN. As Development Director for Knoxville Opera, until April 10th I will pretty much live and breathe Rossini.
Anyone should come by that is close, it is a great event and the weather here in K-town has been fabulous
Find out more at http://rossinifestival.org
morgen Ihr Liebchens,
tja die Zeit rast- und immernoch haben gewisse Leute hier nicht bemerken wollen, dass ihre Ernährungsweise sie zu chronischen Krankeiten führen kann. Es interessiert sie schlichtweg nicht- und die behandelnden MD's verdienen sich ne goldene Nase......
Anstatt sich die Zeit zu nehmen und sich mal Gedanken zu machen- was die wirklichen Ursachen für ihre
bo-bo's sind.... nöööö besser *mach Du mal für mich* und wenn keine Pillies verschrieben werden-dann ist der Doc nix wert...
tja und auch hier ist die psychosomatische Komponente von elementarer Wichtigkeit- healthy body- healthy soul.....hat schon was.... ohne dass ich jetzt irgendwelche Schuldzuweisungen vorbringen möchte-
aber hinschaun und nicht wegsehen...wahrhaben und wahrnehmen und annehmen.....
ein Kollege sagte neulich zu mir, hey jetzt sind wir schon soweit-der Patient sagt mir was zu tun sei und welche Untersuchungen er will....wenn er dies nicht mache- wäre er bei jemandem anderen...
Bin ich froh... mit BTD gibts keine *anderen* hier im ganzen Umfeld nicht...chuckle.....auch keinen Vegatester....Basel und Luzern sind nicht weit.....aber BTD gibts hier in Zürich-Brüttisellen.....
Spring seems to have sprung! We are enjoying highs into the 40’s and lows into the lower 20’s. That is really ideal because the snow won’t melt off so fast and cause flooding on the roads and yards. The roads do become quite icy once it freezes at night, but we live with icy roads much of the time.
Some of the villages are having a difficult time with the cost of heating oil approximately $4.00 a gallon. A couple men lost their lives in a fire last week. The fire truck was of no value because they had no heat for the fire station and the water inside the tanker was frozen, so they used buckets of snow and water in an attempt to put out the fire.
Many villages also don’t have inside plumbing and still use honey-buckets for the human waste. Village life can be pretty cruel by our standards, but most people don’t want to have to live in the cities and towns. Teenagers often do leave the villages to find work and never return, however. That way of life, subsistence, is becoming extinct as people can no longer rely on l9iving off the land or making enough money from hunting, trapping and fishing.
We had a simple dinner tonight. I used two pint jars of home-canned red salmon to make 4 large salmon patties. With that we had rice and broccoli. It made a nice and filling meal.
I went to the dentist today and it was very successful, probably the most successful in about 50 years. Dentists and I don’t get along well and I usually go bonkers when I hear the sound of the drill. Well, I have been practicing with EFT and apparently it worked for all the various aspects of a dentists visit! What a relief…not only for me but also for the dentist. In a couple weeks he is going to remove a mercury filling from centuries ago and replace it with a non-mercury filling, do a bit more work and then cap the tooth. In the past, I’d just wait until the tooth was so bad it had to be pulled, just so I wouldn’t have to listen to the drill! WOW! What a change!
It is time to go and feed the birds. They do know how to tell time and are letting me know they are hungry. Till next time…
guten Abend Ihr Liebchens,
gestern habe ich seit langem mal wieder ein bisschen mit Hundehaaren mich beschäftigen dürfen und was glaubt ihr was ich fand???häääää???
clar doch wie schon mal erwähnt, Trockenfutterallegie, Dehydration, Beginn eines ca. und allerlei andere Leckerlies, u.a. ein completter Parasitenbefall- der scheinbar eine Hirnattacke ausgelöst haben kann, einfach grandios und die Besitzer interessiert es wohl kaum.
Also wenn Ihr Euro 4-Beiners nich plagen wollt- es geht auch mit dem Vegatester und die Resultate haben bei mir immer übereingestimmt mit den Laborergebnissen.....na....
Hunde sind carnivores... und keine Trockemmampf-esser! Vorsicht Chemie hoch x-in diesem Frass!!!
hello all dearles,
yesterday I've had the chance to get tested the hairs of a dog; and what do you think I've found??? huh...
allergies agains dry foods, Dehydration, the beginning of ca. and a complete overwhelming by parasites,which might be the causa of his problems now in walking and normal behaviour, and nobody of the owners are interested, istn' that nice?!
If you don't want to make any pain to your 4-legs...compagneros, so you might do this too, because this is without giving any blood, and in my case, alltimes my testresults were similar to lab.testresults...
Dogs are carnivors and not prone to take dry foods...take care also here a lot of chemicals in...!!!
guten Mittag Ihr Liebchens :-)
hhmmmm ich denke ich muss die verschiedensten Nebentätigkeiten drastisch einschränken- ich bekomme immer mehr Mühe, wenn ich mit MD's zusammenarbeiten soll, die von BTD und Naturheilkunde im Prinzip O-Ahnung haben, sich eine grosse Gosche und statements erlauben, welche sich meist als Vorurteile erweisen, oder schlichtweg Angst ,dass man ihnen auf die Schliche kommt, oder sogar eventueller Patientenverlust... arrgh... dann werde ich jedesmal regelrecht abgewürgt...... auch das ist eine Form von mobbing...
Dieses Unverständnis für einen ganz natürlichen Ablauf eines Geschehens, diese Zwanghafte Verordnerei von irgendwelchen schaurigen Chemikalien, na...ich weiss nicht.... und hinterher... nach Jahren des Vollstopfens und Abfüllens der Patienten... nein ICH bin dafür nicht verantwortlich....grrrrässlich...ein-
good afternoon all dearles :-)
I am just tired of all such bloody préjugés of MD's and their behaviour of cutting off somebody in their job
or similar... they behave really likewise halfgods in a white coat...permets themselves to do any negative statements about BTD and Natural Medicine...so far... I think I must stop to try to think even being able working together with such peronalities....awful...just awful.....
We’re home again! The trip went very well and we wound up coming home three days early! The road was in good shape for driving so we made the 525 mile trip up in one day. That took us 12 hours. Had I been driving, we’d have taken the two days up and spent a night in a motel. However, my husband was driving, the roads were clear and Fairbanks was the goal. There was a fairly full moon, clear skies and the aurora was active so visibility continued to be good. We were able to see Mt. McKinley fairly close-up, and the mountains on each side of the highway we illuminated by the moon. Driving through Denali National Park (where Mt. McKinley sits) our thermostat registered -23 degrees. Cold, crisp and beautiful.
During the day on Thursday, we visited with my brother-in-law and we all went to see the ice sculptures. People from around the world come to participate in sculpting the ice blocks into something beautiful. Although it was cold and breezy, the beauty of those sculptures made it very worthwhile to be trudging the distance. The park in which the sculptures are displayed is quite large and it took quite a while to see all those in display.
Thursday night we went to a potlatch. Those are always special. There were 300- 400 people there. Most of the elders sat at tables. The rest of us sat on chairs positioned in eight long rows and several smaller rows. Two lines of white cabinet paper were unrolled between the rows of chairs. That is the ‘table’ upon which the food will be served or used plates deposited after use. On each chair was a plastic grocery bag filled with a paper plate, 2 bowls, a cup, napkin, plastic silverware, and a couple pieces of Indian fry bread. It took two men to carry the pots of moose soup down the isles to fill the bowls. Sweetened tea was served from a recycled, large, metal coffee canister. The men then served the pasta salad, potato salads, pilot bread and rolls. Next they came carrying the huge pots filled with boiled moose meat and another filled with salmon. It must have taken at least a couple moose and many salmon to feed everybody. Cake and cookies were brought to us for dessert.
Friday we attended the shareholders convention which lasted until 7 p.m. They had a nice lunch for everybody to enjoy during the meeting. Again, there was pasta or potato salad, deli meats with a choice of bread, cake, cookies, coffee, tea or water.
We decided not to stay for the dog races as most of what we had wanted to do was accomplished early on, so we headed home on Saturday morning as the weather forecast was for storms coming in on Sunday. Our first stop was in the village where my husband grew up. He visited with some friends there and they reminisced about people and things they had done. Lunch was at Cantwell and then we drove on to Wasilla where we stopped at the high school to watch our grandson participate in a wrestling match. They had gotten up and left for Wasilla about 2 am to get there by 7 am for the weigh-in. Zack had already wrestled four times and was to wrestle for second place (which he won) shortly after we got there. Next was our usual Walmart stop in Anchorage. We drove the rest of the way home through a storm south of Anchorage throughout the peninsula and got here at 10:30 p.m. where snow drifts obscured our driveway. My daughter and her family left later after Zack got his medal and didn’t get home until 12:30 a.m. That was a long day for all of us and the ice and blowing snow just didn’t help us a bit.
Now that we are at home, I can once again eat relatively wheat-free and mostly sugar-free, too. We are having leftover buffalo meat spaghetti tonight and the noodles are spelt and kamut!
Till next time…
Well, it's definately been too long but I did it! I passed all 6 excruciatingly difficult LIRR tests & I finaly have my conditional letter of employment to be an Assistant Conductor. I'm so physched!!!
My husband is now on week 4 of the diet and between week 2-3, he lost 4 pounds! We're not sure what the total is as we never weighed him at the begining. I was just so happy when one day, he decided to do it! So far the allergies have not improved though.....it could be from a number of things, like the changing of the weather & the fact that we're not positive of his secretor status. I have him on the nonnie O but we can't tell as a stupid NY law won't let us send that much saliva through the mail......we'll find out one day though.
Last night I broiled some lamb for him, fixed a big pot of white rice & packed up some frozen green beans w/ a small pad of canola oil margarine to take to work. He finds he needs a big breakfast, which makes sense to me as it really should be your biggest meal of the day, not dinner. I also packed half a loaf of manna bread. (which he loves to snack on now w/ some Polaner All Fruit black cherry or mild molasses) In the mornings now, instead of coffee, he drinks green tea and sweetens it w/ either the molasses, pineapple juice or will just throw in a bag of camomile to cut the taste....he still hasn't accquired one for it yet. I keep telling him with all the ninja/samurai movies & anime we watch, you should!!! :-D
He did cheat quite a bit this weekend. On St. Patrick's day, he had a piece of HOMEMADE Irish Soda Bread (avoids contains - wheat & sugar) and that is very hard to resist. But yesterday, we we're upstate in the quaint Warwick/Sugar Loaf area of NY & he had a cup of coffee while I was shopping w/ his aunt. Bad Carlos!!! I can't get mad at him though. Other than the minor pepper and vinegar incedents the previous week, he's been so good. But I would love to get a reading on him of his body completely w/out avoids to see if maybe they're the culprit of the allergens. Since he still has them, he's said to me "Come'on, is a little bit of coffee really going to hurt me?" To which I said, "I don't know, but it only takes one little cat hair on your nose for you to break out in a huge rash, right? Why would it be different on the inside w/ an avoid." He couldn't argue with me there and promised to be better for the next 3 weeks of our little experiement. But he really has been quite good so far, I admire his strength in the sea of junk food and wheat that surrounds him at work. He also has carrots, celery, dried plums, dried peaches, dried figs and a nut mix of pecans, almonds, walnuts and raisins to snack on at work. Not to mention his beloved seltzer water. He can't get enough of that, plain or mixed w/ 100% juice......
He is very happy about the weight loss and he hasn't even started to exercise!!!! So I'm sure he'll lose more this next week as the weather's nicer & we don't have any more tests of mine to worry about. But, what we really want this to work for is his allergies; he has severe excema. Of course, I don't have Dr. D's book on allergies. I should get it but until I start earning a paycheck (not until April 26) we really can't afford it and no, our library does not have it, only the outdated "Eat Right For Your Type." Oh well, we just gotta keep on trying, right? So far, so good!!! :-D
guten Abend Ihr Liebchens,
wie Ihr wisst mein liebstes Getränk, tja und nu is Schluss damit.... ich merke erst jetzt wie entsetzlich schlapp ich ohne dies mich fühle...grrrrässlich...einfach ggrrrrrässslich..eben halt doch eine Form von Abhängigkeit...und das ist für mich schlichtweg nich tolerierbar....aber eben...wie ich halt als altes nonniefritzle bin,- zack-back cold turkey reingehupft und nu eiert mein Kreislauf, es ist nicht mehr feierlich....literweise Thés anstatt,- tut besser aber eben...schlapp....
Ansonsten nix Neues..kein Aergergenuss...einfach durchhängen und schlappi sein....da muss ich durch....
schlappe Grüsse von Isa
p.s. zu schlapp dies auch noch zu übersetzten-tut mich leid....:-((
Type A’s, B Vitamins and Protein Metabolism
Ok, let me preface this by saying what I am about to say is completely my own theory, based lots of facts I have gathered as well as personal experience.
Let me start by explaining how I came up with this. As many of you know, at one point in my life I was in fact a vegetarian and then I became a vegan. I never intended to get to this point but I did, and let me tell you how. I started out eliminating red meat, then chicken, then all poultry, then I felt I couldn’t even get fish down, and finally, the last to go, the lowly egg, no I could not even tolerate that; so I became a vegan.
Since that time I have slowly built myself back up and even went through a time on a very high red meat diet. The last little bit however as I tried to become stricter and stricter on btd I have noticed the same thing happening. First I gave up red meat, even lamb became impossible for me to digest even though a month before it had been my favorite. Next chicken made me ill, then turkey, I had gotten down to eating fish almost exclusively, and it was the only thing that didn’t give me heartburn, stomach ache or gas.
But, fish eating only is not a fun way to go, especially when, like me, you need A LOT of protein in the day. So I tried to simply cut down on my protein, what did I find, I wanted less and less protein. I had a hard time getting down just the smallest amount. I couldn’t understand how turkey now made me ill, when I did great on it weeks ago.
My answer B vitamins. My hypothesis is as follows. I would like to suggest that part of type A’s inability to efficiently metabolize proteins is that they secrete B vitamins quickly. B vitamins are essential in the metabolism of protein and without them the only answer is vegetarianism.
Type O’s are told to supplement with B’s, make sense with the high level of protein, eaten. Type A’s however are not. Why? Perhaps if we did, we would better be able to eat a wider range of protein with out maldigestion. This appears to be even truer since type A food sources seem to be lower in B vitamins (at least for me, who doesn’t eat beans or grains). The more carbohydrates you eat, the more B vitamins you need, although starchy foods - the complex carbohydrates - supply their own additional B vitamins.
So here lies my problem, don’t eat starches but eat fruit, no B vitamins coming in, but B vitamins going out to metabolize protein, fats, and carbs………….AHHHH problem. So the last few days I have added two tablespoons of nutritional yeast to my diet to add B vitamins. Tonight I had turkey for dinner- result- no heartburn.
guten Abend Ihr Liebchens
in den letzten Stunden war ich immerwieder fasziniert-gerade über den tollen Bericht von unserem boardmitglied gorillita...super Madl...super einfach hinreissend....
gestern bekam ich ein ähnliches Telephonat von einer meiner ersten Patientinnen...ein liebes Madl und A-lerin,,,und sie jubelte ins' Telephon rein,dass es ihr noch nie sooo gut gehen würde,seit sie komplett alles umgestellt hat, und auch hier wiedereinmal liebe herzliche Grüsse an den createur und Meister of BTD und many thanks....Peter D'Adamo....oups Frechheit meinerseits....hi-hi-hiiiii Dr.Peter D'Adamo...:-)
Küsschen-Küsschen natürlich auch von mir
good evening all dearles
in the last few hours I was more and more getting fascinated from the raport of our member gorillita and her superbe success... I'll take this with me into my praxis and take this also to my co-therapist...hey where did sheee failed...huh?? I am really fascinated and happy with this good results.
Yesterday I've got a similar phonecall from one of my earliest clients- a nice young woman A, with huge problems,but solved whithin....and now she was nearly crying to tell me how healthy she feels and lots of aprovements she made and how thankful she is to the creator and meischdda of BTD- Peter D'Adamo....oups...typical me...sorry Dr. Peter D'Adamo :-)
ok...I'll add my muah too...
Where in the world is blogger Laura……………………..she is not on the board, she is not contributing blogs…………….where did she go??????
Well boys and girls she started a new job and is going crazy trying to keep her head above water…..good job, good times, BUT no time to breath little less blog. Plus her stomach has been flaring badly lately, probably all of the stress, so when she is not working (two hours out of the day) she is researching trying to find answers to her constant stomach whoas………………..btw………call is still out, help me be an A guys, give me A idea meal plans, A me. Ok, gotta go………….I will try to write an intelligent blog soon, just need to catch my breath.
I have much yet to do before we head off for Fairbanks tomorrow. It is time for the annual meeting of my husband’s Native Corporation, a potlatch, visiting with his brother and extended family, and the North American Sled Dog Race. That race is a three day event and at least one of his cousins will be running in the event.
Fairbanks is about 550 miles from here (and it is only in the middle if the state) and it’ll take us a couple days to drive the distance. It is a long way to drive in the summer and although the mileage is still the same, winter driving conditions take a bit longer to get to the same place. There are some very long stretches where nobody lives (about a 100 mile-long area), so we need to be prepared for anything. There are two out-houses available during that stretch and one thoughtful person put in stainless steel toilet seats (a real joy at below zero) and at the other one, it is an old-fashioned out-house and when it is very cold, well, there’s a ring of ice on it. Oh well, at least they are a couple places to stop. I am hoping there won’t be any storms before we are fully at home again next Tuesday evening.
The twins will be staying home and keeping Muppet and the other animals fed, watered, and cared for adequately. Muppet has to have his heart medicine twice a day and needs lots of loving. Six days is a bit long to be away from Muppet and the birds, but I’m fairly confident in the boys’ ability to care for them.
The car is ready with great studded tires, a new manifold, and relatively new brakes. We have blankets and a shovel in the car and will have good snacks and some smoked salmon to eat on the way there and back. I’m going to make my smoothies for the next week in a few minutes. Each day’s smoothie will be in a Ziploc bag, laid flat in the freezer ready to go into the cooler for the trip. As it is still winter and fairly cold, the rear of the car will keep everything frozen. Anything we don’t want to freeze will have to be kept in the front half of the van. It’ll be below zero tonight, here, and about -23 in Fairbanks.
Within a couple hours the Iditarod Sled Dog Race will have a winner. The expected winner is Jeff King form Denali National Park. This will be his fourth win unless something unexpected happens. There were nearly half as many women racing this year as there were men. The race started out with 84 mushers. I’m not sure how many are still in the race. Most will finish the race within the week.
Till next time, somewhere about a week from now…
I have installed and been training our staff on a new order entry, accounting system for the past two weeks and my brain is literally tired. Normally, I am very quick with most new systems, but because this system is rather complex and is cutting out 30 hours of paperwork a week, we are totally changing the way we do business. In addition, to the training I am doing all the testing as well as the task breakdown and keeping up with my normal workload.
We only have 2 "N"'s intuitives on our staff (me and a salesperson). All the other staff are S's who require step by step documentation on procedures. Unfortunately, I learn best through trial and error, so the documentation has almost been painful for me. (and nothing can be too perfect). The other N and I just went ahead and started trying the system even though we made mistakes (my motto is we can always fix it). The S's are hesitant to try the new system, and every time they hit a glitch, they report it as "the system has crashed and I can't go on."
I was reading a sports psychology book about being in the "zone." The zone is when the spatial right hemisphere gains control over the verbal conscious left. Being in the zone is when the spontaneous, synthetic, right brain is engaged. The mechanical, more slowly processing, analytic left brain hemisphere simply cannot achieve this experience. When we learn new skills, we need to engage the left brain so there is little or no chance to zone while in this state.
There are studies that show during periods of intense concentration, there is a marked decrease in the overall metabolic rate of the brain. The research indicates that the more skill one brings to a task, the more efficient the brain becomes. The studies showed as people improved their skills, PET imaging revealed cortical brain activity lessened significantly despite a 7-fold increase in performance.
Normally, I am in a very quiet thinking zone at work. It seems like I can work for hours without moving, but I can get huge amounts of complex work down in relatively short periods of time. People often say I look like I am in a trance (in the zone).
The studies showed that after much practice, subjects developed a set strategy for performance of tasks and thus user fewer brain circuits and/or fewer neurons per circuit with the resuting less overall brain activity. The metabolic rate decreases as the new skills are mastered, but there is one exception. The visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes visual imagery, has an increase in metabolic rate. The study speculates the participants were able to process more visual information as their skills increased or the subjects found their skills increasing by relying more on subconscious spatial strategies than conscious, non spatial strategies. (Right brain over left brain).
This week my eyes became very tired (too much adrenalin which causes the eyes to dilate) making it difficult to see clearly!! As a matter of fact, a co-worker, who does not tolerate stress well complained of extremely tired eyes this week as well. This probably contributed to the feeling of exhaustion and having to work hard to see screens and capture the information. I assume we were both looking at screens item by item, rather than capturing the whole screen in a snapshot.
I have decided to exercise before work this week rather than after and try some stretching after work to see if I can relieve the sore brain/sore eyes.... but I know from working in clothing factories, that it takes about 6 weeks to get to the zone state in learning new operations, so another 4 weeks and I should be set.
schööööne guede Daag woll :-)
ich probiers grad mal in Swiss-Teutonic.....hiiiiiiiii
also es gehr alles ok soweit...liege in den Abschlusswehen in Sachen Praxisumstellung,private Gschichtln und Einrichtung und...und..und... es kann sich nurnoch um Monate handeln...ouch..... nein...nein...schlechter Scherz, bin froh bald zu Ende mit dem Kram, ist nur Ballast.
Gestern hatte ich eine liebe,neue Clientien, O-nonnie und mit rasenden schnellen Reaktionen aber auf alles, na klar O nonnies und das rasend schnell arbeitende Immunsystem...geht ja garnicht anders.....
Ich hoffe, wir werden diese lady, ihreszeichens Homeopathin mit einem dollen Fachwissen auch bald an board begrüssen dürfen- würde mich freuen auch mit ihr zusammenzuarbeiten.
Solche Frauen brauchen wir mehr hier in Switzerland- eine schöne-rare und wertvolle Seele....
und ich fühle mich geschmeichelt dass sie mir ihr Vertrauen schenkte....danke Peter..... Küsschen und
schlüsschen für heute :-) ärmel Euch alle mal kurz ....
hellooooo and grrruezziwoll ...I am going to try it in sicherlandli teutonic...:-)
ok-ok all is in beschdform .... just going to the end of birth of my new lifesituation...yeeeehhhhaaaaa :-)
Yesterday I've got a new cliente, an O nonnie.. a lovely lady...homeopathic therapist with a large huge knowledge about lots of thingies, we discussed about 2,5 hours (incl Vegatest :-) ) and I tell you, that I invited this lady to come onto our board, hope she will join us soon, because she is a very toughy, rare
worthfull soul and I hope that we might work together in future.... wow...Switzerland is indeed in need of such personalities... a real great personage :-)
I feel enchanted that she gave me so much of trust :-) ty Peter ...hüggers :-)
to all of U.....
Today has been a lovely day. The sun has shone and the snow just glistens! Makes a lovely winter scene. Our daylight has increased to 11 hours 4 minutes, 43 seconds. That is an increase of 5 minutes 35 seconds over yesterday. Our high today was just below freezing. The state’s high temp yesterday was 42 at Metlakatla and the low was -27 at Point Lay.
Last night our motion detector lights at the front of our house kept coming on and going off. A look outside told us a cow moose was in the driveway. The light would startle her just a bit and she’d back off. Then, when she started walking the light would come on again. She didn’t stay very long, primarily because there wasn’t any food in the drive. Our yard has several trails made by many different moose.
The Arctic Winter Games are going well; at least that is what they are saying on the tv. Whenever I go out, I see a lot of kids wearing their team jackets. Each team consists of over 100 people, I believe. Almost everyone is a teenager and everyone I’ve met has been delightful. My eldest son was pleased to have an excuse to use the Russian language he learned while attending a local Christian school for several years. The Russian kids had a very limited English vocabulary so they were able to converse quite well. Another good thing is the coaches and families of all the teams know how to drive on the ice covered streets as everyone is from the 55th parallel (degrees latitude) or higher! Most winter visitors to our area don’t have a clue about driving on ice and it gets quite interesting and sometimes quite dangerous.
One of our local mushers was in first place in the 1049 mile Iditarod race until his sled hit a tree and the gang line broke. The team continued on without him. They had a race to win whether he was onboard or not. He trudged through the snow for two miles, hitched a ride with another musher and finally rode on a snowmobile belonging to a guy on a buffalo hunt. About 10 miles down the trail he caught up with his team as they were still running. Their speed was about 13-14 mph. He wound up losing about 3 hours time and may face a penalty for riding on a snowmachine to get to his dogs faster. The race still has another week or so to go before it is over.
These dogs LOVE to race and just keep right on running. Scientists are studying muscle fibers from some of these dogs because, unlike every other critter or man, not only do they get a second wind, something in their muscles just doesn’t get tired. It’s almost like their bodies go into overdrive.
Tonight’s dinner was chicken in burgundy sauce with a rice pilaf. Sautéed cherries were the dessert. I’m being very cautious about staying away from potatoes and wheat. For many months I did that fairly well, but lately had started sneaking some into my diet. Well, the pain in my trigger-finger got the best of me and I realized it was especially painful after eating potatoes. Ouch! I knew better but had to really hurt before I got that message. Wheat plays a part in that, too, especially with my sinuses. So, back to doing what is Right 4 My Type!
Till next time…. Take care.
Thanks to Paul Buckless, former blogger and BTD forum leader, I have learned this tidbit about Skatewing (see last blog):
"Erika, Skate is a flat fish that looks similar to a B1 bomber, slim body wih broad wings that flap like a bird of the ocean. Skate wing is just that, the fleshy wing of the fish called Skate. Paul
Paul Buckless (Wulf)"
Now the real question is....is it beneficial for a Type A? Hmmm......I didn't see this one in the Typebase!
Well, with this new house, I have been aching to get a pet for quite some time. I began visiting the humane society hoping to find a nice cat or dog, or both. Well, I found this beautiful dog that lost its home (word to the wise: microchip your pets!). The family who found him posted notices around the neighborhood hoping to find his owners but to no avail.
He is the sweetest boy. Half lab and probably half rottweiler. No one is sure about the rottweiler but the drool, the protectiveness over the household (it's only been over a day!), the flatulence, and the eagerness to work and please all point to this conclusion. He does pretty well on the gentle leader so I'm relieved about that being that he almost weighs as much as I do! I'm trying to feed him as healthy of pet foods as possible. I certainly don't want him to eat tablet scraps and weigh more!
Before I got him, he was named Doug by the shelter. No one is sure of his previous name which makes training a bit of a challenge but he knows all the basic commands (sit, down, stay, get your toy, etc.) Whoever had him really did train him well except for the fact that he's a little escape artist. He is a huge ball of energy and will be very good for getting me out of the house to walk off stress and get my butt in shape, literally. This dog walks very fast!
While Aaron (Grubster) and I were walking Doug, there was another dog barking to protect his property. Doug looked up in excitement. At that point, Aaron said, "We're experiencing a dog-dog interaction." It was hilarious!
(Cheesy pharmacy humor. I guess you had to be there.)
That's all for now...
Oh, and here is another tip....butterbur (distributed by Enzymatic Therapy) works very well for migraines! Believe me on this one!
morgen Ihr Liebchens:-)
hey Ihr da ich komme langsam aber sicher wieder ins' Fahrwasser und habe viel Spass und Freude an meiner neuen-alten Wohnung.... mit Gärtchen und ca. einem Meter Schnee drauf..... habe gestern versucht die Bäumchen und Büschchen zu schütteln aber der Schnee ist sehr schwer und nass und scheinbar reichte meine supi Muskelmasse nicht aus- wirklich was zu erreichen..... äbbä meine Masse liegt im Hirni....chuckle.... :-)
morning all sthzweeties :-)
hey just for fun, I am coming along with daytimes and BTD and my new private situation, my new-old flat...my lovely little garden with about one meter of new snow in it.... yesterday I tryed to shake the plants and trees.... nothing to do in reality....my musclemasses did shrinke..huh??? noooo my real mass
is in my brain...chuckle....
What do Nunavat, Nunavik, Sami, Yamal, Greenland, Alberta, Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Alaska have in common? They are all part of the Circumpolar North and teams from these countries, territories, and states will descend upon the Kenai Peninsula for the Arctic Winter Games beginning this weekend. Expected are over 2,000 athletes with their coaches, families, and friends.
The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) are unique to the peoples of the North. It takes place every two years for one week in March. They are held in Canada, Alaska, or Greenland. The logo is three interlocking rings that symbolize the three purposes for the event: Athletic Competition, Cultural Exhibition, and Social Interchange.
The games began when it was realized that contestants from Canada’s northern territories were defeated by those from the southern Canadian provinces because they had better training facilities, sponsors and other forms of support. It started in 1970 with a goal of offering appropriate levels of competition for northern athletes who had limited access to facilities and training opportunities. In 1990 athletes form Russia joined the games, too.
Athletic competition for sports such as: snowboarding, alpine skiing, basketball, table tennis, badminton, dog mushing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowshoe biathlon, ski biathlon, volleyball, figure skating, indoor soccer, curling, gymnastics, speed skating, and the amazing Dene and Inuit Games intertwined with the cultural events will be part of the games. Much like the “other” Olympics, the competition will be fierce as each athlete strives to do their best to win the gold, silver, or bronze Ulu for that event. Coaches and cultural delegates also win ulus for their commitments to excellence. This ulu is modeled on the all-purpose knife traditionally used by the Inuit people.
My husband and one of the twins are two of 2800 volunteers helping with the Games. They will be doing security. School gymnasiums have been turned into staging areas for the events and classrooms have been transformed into dormitories. School cafeterias will be utilized for meals. The peninsula’s school kids have begun an early spring break. From Mt. Alyeska in Girdwood (40 miles south of Anchorage) to Homer, trails have been groomed, the sport’s center has been readied and some new buildings and other improvements (?) have been created for this event. Also, homeland security or one of those federal agencies has been putting cameras on top of the schools and wherever else someone might need protection (or so homeland security wants to feel necessary).
I’m staying put, but will watch some of the highlights on the television and wait for everybody to leave so I can shop and walk in relative peace. Yes, I like my peace and quiet even though I do applaud the competitors. I just wish they’d do their thing in somebody else’s back yard. I’m seriously thinking of putting the house up for sale and moving to a village about 40 miles from here.
I’ve got to work on dinner. It is just leftovers tonight; Crockpot chicken, carrots, rice and spinach. It was really good the first time and should be even better now that the flavors have had time to blend well.
Next time I’ll give you some info about the Iditarod race beginning this weekend. It is a 1,150 sled dog race to Nome. Then there was the snowshoe softball game in Anchorage a few days ago, too.
Take care. Till next time…
hallöölle Ihr Liebchens....-)
immerwieder stelle ich fest, wie unser Keirsey's ...Risos' u.a. massiv zuschlägt in Sachen *Babylonien* und selbst in Vater's und Mutters-sprachen wir uns zum Teil nicht oder nur ungenügend verständigen können:
immerwieder habe ich Mühe... wenn ich in meiner abstrakten Sprache auf einen "SP-SJ" stosse... der-die versteht mich nicht oder zum Teil sehr ungenügend, denn wir scheinen wirklich eine andere Sprache zu sprechen....diese brauchen Fakten...Fakten..Fakten.. klar-präzise... d e u t l i c h ..... :-) nix umschrieben im Methaphor o.ähnl. und dann geht's los oder auch nicht mit dem Uebersetzten...d.h. in der Praxis :
entweder diese haben verstanden was ich mit Meister D'Adamo erreichen möchte... oder sie tun es einfach nicht...aber dies aufgrund der Missverständnisse in meinem Umgang in meinem Sprachausdruck....d..h. sie
haben abgeschalten und machen ihren *Tramp* einfach wie gehabt. Der Mensch is ein Gewohnheits-Thier....aber wenn ich bereit bin, als Therapeut meinen Clienten ernst zu nehmen und auch versuche in seiner Sprache mit ihm zu kommunizieren, so liegt hier der Schlüssel zum Erfolg......
die Ueberwindung meiner eigenen Eingefahrenheit.....:-)
saluti lovely peoples .....:-)
often I remarked that we do have more problems in our languages to get understood...then we immagine....Babylonia is still on top :-) ....mostly I do have some disturbances when I meet on sp-sj-style
here facts are demanded ...no methaphores or similars....and then there's the beginning of lots of missunderstandings because of my usage of language and in principe I'vent been understood what I wanted to reach with Master D'Adamo's diet.. if I still employ my method... so far I am obliged to change
my habits and to try to speak in a similar or even same language than my clients..... her lays' the key for
surrender of my own habits........:-)
The importance of digestive enzymes is often times neglected. They are important in order to help you’re your system ‘clean’ in a way. This is especially true for protein sensitive A’s and carb sensitive O’s who might not fully digest these offending foods. Enzymes will help to break down foods you are mildly sensitive too.
Choosing an enzyme is not an easy task however. You may be sensitive to some ingredients in enzymes or a certain enzyme use (papin, ect.). This is not advice, per se; it’s more of an art. Finding the right enzyme is an art. Starting it and adjusting the dose is another art.
You need to try to discover exactly what fillers and enzyme ingredients are bothering you and why, that will help point you in a good direction. There are tons of enzymes, quality enzyme brands on the market. If one doesn't work, try another one.
A person cannot just start taking enzymes. Start slowly and build up. When you start taking enzymes, and haven't before, one of the first things the enzymes do, besides breaking up food proteins, is remove extra waste and debris in the digestive system. This can feel very irritating at first, as ulcers in the stomach or intestines may have some wounds cleaned out. Since enzymes help to break down some fungi cells, they cause die-off.
The benefit of finally getting onto an enzyme your body tolerates well (at least for us with multiple problem you can start the enzymes for a good month, and start adding in foods you are sensitive too, only pulling those back out that cause the major problems. If the enzymes break down food proteins before getting into the blood stream, then the immune system will not attack the individual amino acids and stuff. The immune system attacks unbroken food proteins.
However, enzymes cannot help more than a little with true food allergies, like if you have underlying celiac, etc. They are still helpful to take, but you would have to stay away from gluten no matter what.
So, what brands/types of enzymes and how you started taking them, can make all the difference. All these things are like little puzzles.