Archives for: April 2007
Our lawn was graded and seeded on Saturday, so now we’re baby-sitting an acre of incipient grass. I come into the house, hot and thirsty after an hour of redistributing the protective straw, pitching rocks into the driveway, and wrestling with hoses. Juice sounds good, half and half with water and a pinch of salt, homemade Gatorade.
I usually drink plain water, but Hubby keeps quite a collection of bottled juice. Pineapple should hit the spot. Reflexively, I read the label: “Filtered water, organic pineapple juice concentrate” – acceptable so far, though I’d prefer non-concentrate juice – “guar, xanthan and sodium alginate gums” – eek! where did those come from?
This is a venerable name brand from the health-food store, a brand that I’ve trusted for thirty years. I’m not going to tell you which brand, because my whole point is that it’s important to read the label. I’ve just been reminded that even old trusted brands change their ingredients now and then.
Effective immediately, I’m switching to another brand of juice. I’m not as familiar with my new brand, but they advertise that their products contain no additives whatsoever, just juice. And many of their products are organic. But I’ll still read the label.
Just read an article from WebMD about converting blood types using enzymes. Good news, as they report, for transfusions.
"Scientists have long looked for ways to make type A, type B, or type AB blood compatible with anyone. But until now, those attempts have had limited success.
Now, scientists report success with a new technique tested in a lab.
The researchers studied 2,500 enzymes made by fungi or bacteria and found two families of enzymes that make type A, type B, or type AB blood act like type O blood."
Read more here.
Read more good health stuff here.
moijn-moijn meine Liebchens ,
ich darf heute morgen (Samstag 14.te April 2007 um 9.00Uhr) Euch noch ein bisschen nerven, und äs
bizzeli go schüttle :-) geht bitte nochmals zurück an meine Infos über das Enneagramm und wie hier die
menschlichen Verhaltensweisen aufgezeigt werden. Das kann aber nur *laufen* (als Programm) wenn Ihr Euch mit diesen Rollen identifiziert. Seid Euch bitte bewusst, dass wir innert Sekunden das ganze Enneagram durchhecheln können wie Starfighters und das ganze repertoir abspielen können......aber äbbä
vorwärts und rückwärts.....und jetzt haltet ein....sweeties :-) und bleibt gaanz ruhig.....nur noch beobachten.... (tab...tab...tab....) schaut, und vor allem geht mal in Eure Gefühle und schaut was da passiert (als Blitzlichter in Eurer Wiedererkenntnis).......dramatisch ist nur der Vorname :-) .....eben meine
lieben Holdchen, und darum geht's.....wir alle sind irgendwie und irgendwo miteinander verbunden (Akaschnur?) Ihr dürft ruhig davon ausgehen, verletzt Ihr andere Menschen, so verletzt Ihr Euch selbst :-)
äs schööööns Wuchenänd wünscht
mit herzlichen Grüssen Eure Isa
Mooorrrning all sweeties,
this morning at about 9 o'clock, saturday 14.th of this month...chuckle... I allow myselve to go onto your nerves as usual with big pleasure :-)
Please go back to my informatios about the enneagram and have an eye how greatly it's shown up here how human behaviour is bound into a form of roleplayings... This is only possible as being an installed
program with which you are going to identify and whithin seconds you are jerking from one point to the other........whisking like a starfighter the whole repertoire...hey b u t.....forwards a n d backwards.....
and now, please hold on... stop all kinds of actions and thoughts (tab.....tab....tab...) stay in your position as an observer ...only look into or at the situation and go with your feelings into it....see the upflarring recognitions ......yess all dearles, this is only the first name for dramatics :-)....but true.....
and that's the fact and point ...we are altogether connected. If you hurt somebody else by words or
physically, see and feel it...you are going to hurt yourself! (Aka-cord?).......
have a nice week-end
truly yours amiga Isa
It can be very difficult to convince allopathic skeptics why we choose to live the way we live, going against the grain of the most common and most convenient dietary path in our highly industrialized culture. I began blogging in January of 2004. I began adhering to principles found in "Live Right 4 Your Type" beginning shortly after graduating from pharmacy school. I was led to the book and this site out of my own curiosity about what my formal health education was lacking and out of my frustration with the American healthcare system which was not addressing the concerns of a girl who has been prone to various illnesses all her life starting with a tonsillectomy at age 2.
Every once in a while, I find it useful to check my personal body chemistry to make sure I'm still on the right track. After all, what better way to stun the skeptics than to use the tools which they consider benchmarks of favorable health outcomes to reiterate, once again, that proper diet (based on one's blood group) and exercise are all one needs to stay at a normal weight and maintain a healthful blood chemistry profile (among numerous other benefits of the lifestyle toward better health).
My primary employer, a large health system located in the southwest metro area, offers many incentives throughout the year with the main purpose of empowering employees to take charge of their health. On March 27th, I took advantage of this complementary, voluntary health evaluation to see where I stand.
Height: 5 feet (and one-half inch!!!)
Resting BP was something like 100/60. I can't quite remember but it's pretty consistent.
Below are the chem results (with the normal range in parentheses):
Glucose: 82 mg/dL(60 -100)
Total Cholesterol: 185 mg/dL (below 200)
Triglyceride: 45 mg/dL (00-149)
HDL Cholesterol: 91 mg/dL (40 -60) *this is the "good" cholesterol. It is off the charts once again.
Chol/HDL Ratio: 2.0 -the lower this ratio the better.
LDL (calc): 85 mg/dL (0-130)
Compared to a few years ago (see "Stellar Cholesterol" in blog archives), my current LDL levels are slightly higher than they were in the past. I attribute this to a slightly higher than normal intake of dairy and other animal products throughout this long, cold Minnesota winter. Past lipid panels were performed in the fall after spending many summer days eating more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. As an A secretor, a diet lower in animal products and higher in nutrient-rich vegetable-based products is my best defense against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Overall, my point is simple. I am a pharmacist just shy of age 30 with five years of post-graduate professional experience, and I am telling you right now and forever that most people do NOT need pharmaceutical agents or extreme gastrointestinal surgeries to produce such incredible results. Follow the path of nature, the path of the individual, and be persistent in your quest. Roadbumps are inevitable. These roadbumps include skeptical friends, family, co-workers, and practitioners. Lack of discipline, lack of self-esteem, and severe lack of true organic and living foods in our current supermarket aisles are also serious roadbumps for most people. THESE CAN ALL BE OVERCOME. If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT.
With this final note, I am officially announcing to the world "Farewell" as a blogger on this site. I am ready to pass the torch. While my body is chemically a picture of perfect health, mechanically I need to devote the majority of my time to strengthening my physique and minimizing repetitive motion in my day-to-day life which contribute to the exacerbation of left-sided migraine headaches. I am left-handed; this is both a blessing and a curse (right now I'm feeling the curse).
The solution for me is taking time off work, using modalities such as chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, accupunture, and most importantly YOGA to the highest potential. This also means getting off the computer more often and spending more time in nature creating symmetry and balance inside myself and around myself.
The bittersweet resignation of this blog also marks an end to a personal relationship outside the blogosphere which is all at once the most painful and most relieving moment in my life. A recurring character throughout my blog, Grubster, will be loved eternally and will be missed tremendously as we both move to new chapters in our lives. Somehow the image of sitting in an antique rocking chair next to him in a retirement home at age 80 while he barks at the nursing staff to change his Depends has yet to leave my vision. We have both incurred our heartfelt wounds in the battlefield of romance. From this day forth, I wish him nothing but love and light despite our differences.
As I approach age thirty, I am starting to gain some clarity toward my life purpose. I have a renewed sense of faith and hope in the future of our earth. I'm ready to be part of the solution no matter where the road leads and no matter how dark the path may turn till light is once again seen around the corner. The point at which I discovered I would die for that which keeps me alive (clean water, clean air, nutrient-rich foods low in contaminants, and a healthier earth for our offspring, and MUSIC), was the point at which I quit fearing death and started living.
Don't worry. I won't be going far. I will be available by email and phone and will be assisting Fellow Candidates in their path toward nutrigenomic enlightenment. Despite my request of readers to field all health questions to the forum, I plan to do a little back-peddling to answer those questions.
I have enjoyed the opportunity to blog more than you could possibly imagine. I look forward to the IfHI conference (especially now that I'm finished writing the fellow exam-- whew!!!!). Yikes, I don't think there is anything more challenging than taking an exam except to WRITE one. Stressful but rewarding. Such is anything that does not kill you but instead makes you stronger. I forgot how much I have missed exercising my academic mind since graduation!
I thank Dr. D tremendously for everything he has done to enrich my life and lead me toward the path of TREATING THE PATIENT, NOT THE DISEASE. Namaste!
Good luck to every one of you in your quest for better health.
Love and light,
Erika Klus, Pharm.D, MIfHI
"Plan like you will live forever; live like you will die tomorrow"
The latest oblique strategy as stated in the subject of this blog may well be one of my top five missions in this lifetime.
I am a critical thinker. I am a Virgo. We make it famous. But it also makes us so DANG good at our jobs.
The balance comes from learning where to direct criticism and when to turn it off. And realizing that I am my own worst critic sometimes. On the other hand, when I do let it go and come to acceptance, I come to find so many around me who make a career out of criticizing anything that upsets the status quo.
It's come to my attention that the amount of stress I've been under lately (in all aspects of life) has led me to breathe with such constriction. The mind only becomes cloudy when your conscious self ceases to remind the body of this important function. That's another life lesson. Learning to breathe again, like a baby breathes. I think sometimes my dog breathes for me. Or perhaps this is due to his possible Cushing's diagnosis. We'll know Wednesday according to the vet. Apparently, the alkaline phosphatase level was hundreds above normal range. Did I mention how much this vet rocks?
They say that sadness accumulates in the lungs. Herbs like mullein draw out that sadness and may lead to that function we all probably don't do nearly enough around this culture: cry.
There is a lot to cry about but after a week of continuous crying, I kinda feel like it's finally coming out of my system. THANK GOD!
Easter: I came home for Easter and the menu consisted of lamb, potatoes (both mashed and roasted), corn, green beans, and really intense red wine from 1985. I took some deflect about half an hour past eating which totally defeats most of the purpose. But I got the worst intestinal cramps about two-three hours later after a nap. Potatoes are actually worth crying about for me though I haven't gotten this far in my universal grieving process to include potatoes as an item of grievance.
You see, as a Blood Group A individual, potatoes are not-so-good for us as nightshade lectin activity suggests. Being a quarter Russian and a Quarter Irish, there is something just so wrong about this on the level of cultural tradition. I am a meat and potatoes Iowan girl. It's the meat I'm not so hot about right now. Oh, but those Potatoes! And they are so addicting, too! Oh, I'm so glad I'm back up here again....Deflect cannot stop all those lectins. There were just too many!
"Darth Tator: more chemical than vegetable" -StoreWars quote
So today my flippin' back is killing me. it was one of those days when the body was trying to tell the mind to navigate toward some sort of fresh air and exercise but the mind was clogged with clutter of the impossible week to come. I feel like my entire body is falling apart right now.
I just want to be a yoga instructor and OMMM my way thru life. But the market is a little saturated here in the Cities. Ah, but to do what you love, ALL DAY LONG.
I'm tired of dream-crushers, especially the dream self-crusher within. I'm going to take her out of the mix unless she has something important to say. Dreams are what make our souls complete in our lifetime.
guuuten Mittag meine Liebchens,
nach den letzlichen Debakels aus und in und mit sogenannten Metastudien möchte ich heute folgendes dazu sagen:
1.tens bitte schaut mal nach unter www.orthomed.org, dies ist die canadische Version der Orthomolekularen und diese haben 03 ein supertolles Büchlein über ob. gen. Thema herausgebracht.
Hier laufen über 35 Jahre wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen und Testergebnisse weltweit zusammen!!!
2.tens...leider haben diese die 3-monatigen orthom. Journale eingestellt, ich vermute aufgrund des *wahrlich irren* Codex Alimentarius.... schaut bitte mal bei www.reglinverlag.de und hier findet Ihr alles Wissenswerte in Sachen Vitamine, Mineralstoffe, Spurenelemente, Aminosäuren und div. Oelsäuren und all deren Einsatz bei div. Erkrankungen, wie auch als Prävention.
3.tens schaut bitte mal, für die die gut English können, für solche die es nicht so gut beherrschen hier ein prima Uebersetzer:www.translator.com in Bill Sardi's health knowledge rein, dieser ist zwar kein Mediziner, nur fast :-)) er bringt aber gute und recherchierte Berichte über diese Themata.
4.tens...clarrooo das Beste gibts immernoch bei www.dadamo.com unter Wiki...güxeln und hier wirds dann richtig informativ...bis hin zum Oberschlaule ist für jeden was dabei, denn es bleibt spannend und entspricht fundierter wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnissen.
Ich habe einfach nur eine Wut im Bauch wenn ich das Gekleister zum Teil wahrnehmen muss, pharmage -
steuerter oder der Gleichmacherei Verpflichteter, welche versuchen das Leben und den lebendigen Mensch in Sachzwänge und Raster zu pressen. Ein guter Lehrer sagte einmal zu mir: Isa...denken Sie daran, Leben ist ein offenes System...sobald wir versuchen dieses zu *schliessen* ist der Tod die Folge
und ich denke hier hat er recht (Dr. Bodo Köhler)
Was das Gekleister betrifft, so spreche ich hier von der Anwendung des *Codes Alimentarius* dito von
der Schwarzmalerei und Negativierung der Anwendung von körpereigenen Stoffen oder auch orthomolekularen Einheiten, welche im Prinzip alle absolut sicher sind. Jedoch sollte sich Frau und Herr Ottonormalverbraucher darüber gut informieren und
nicht, wie viele, einfach schwupp im Supermarché angebotene Supplemente kaufen, denn man(n) (frau auch) sollte zumindest eine winzige Ahnung haben, was die Stoffe bewirken können und was nicht, und auch adäquate die künstlichen Zusatzstoffe, wenn möglich vermeiden!!!!
Deshalb gibt es uns, die Heilpraktiker, Ernährungsberater usw...deshalb stehen wir ein für unsere Arbeit und Lebenshaltung.......hin *zum Leben* und nicht das Gegenteil...wobei doch der grosse Dr. med unterschriebn hat dafür, dass er geneigt ist dies zu tun :-( ..............
Unser täglicher Ablauf ist dermassen kompliziert geworden, dass auch hier die abstrusesten Ideen für bare Münze im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes geworden sind. *Austherapierte, Therapieresistente* und vieles mehr gibt es...... immer dann wenn Schulmediziner es fertig gebracht haben, einen menschlichen Organismus zum Stillstand zu bringen mit ihren Giften.....siehe *chronisch Erkrankte*.....das ist eine der
grössten Lügen überhaupt...nur ist hier das Problem eher darin zu suchen, dass der Patient, welcher glaubte echte Hilfe erwarten zu können, diese eben nicht bekam, er war und ist und bleibt nur Mittel und Ausbeute zum Zweck der Selbstbreicherung in der leidvollen Zusammenarbeit seitens der Mediziner, wie auch Pharmamulti's.
gerne aus der Ferne
Bussi - Bussi Eure Isa
hi gang :-)
I am sorry, don't have any time for a good translation, therefore please go and take www.translator.com<br />
and must be honest, the most of those infos are about safetyness of Vitamines etc...which I've written some times in the different threads :-) ...so nothing new for you ......
wavies and :K)'s to U
truly yours Isa