Before I reposted the millet cornbread recipe (shame on computer hackers) I had gone to the health food store that has the best price on the spelt bread my Honorable Husband likes. They told me that they stopped carrying millet, because it wasn’t selling. However, they said they would order it if I bought 3 bags. I agreed and had just picked up the millet. In my mind I could already taste the cornbread.
That afternoon HH and I were hauling gravel around the yard. We needed to get to a certain point in our project because rain was in the forecast. As I worked I was thinking about what to cook with the millet cornbread. Suddenly I had a brainstorm. One of the things I loved in my pre-BTD days was tamale pie. I could substitute the millet cornbread and have an old favorite.
Coming in from the yard at dusk, already hungry and tired, I didn’t take the time to make the full tamale pie. I did a quickie version. It was delicious. HH paid me compliments.
Brown 16 – 20 ounces of ground turkey. Add 2 tablespoons of chili powder and 1 tablespoon of ground cumin. In the full version I would also have added cooked onion and cooked red bell pepper – but like I said, I was in a hurry.
While the meat was cooking, I ground the millet in my food processor and made millet cornbread batter. I put the seasoned meat in the bottom of a flat casserole dish and poured the batter over it. I baked it as if it was just the millet cornbread alone.
Substituting in recipes is beneficial. I have also been substituting in exercise, and that has not been so beneficial. We’ve had lots of yard work this spring. When I work outside for a couple of hours, I don’t come in and do another 30 – 45 minutes of exercise. The yard work makes my back and arm muscles stronger. It often gets my heart rate pumping and I definitely work up a good sweat. I thought this substitution was working.
However, this morning I went for a run – probably the first time I’ve run in 3 weeks. I could tell that I was out of shape. I need to make sure that I allow time for running, bicycling and other Type O intense physical exercise, even in the weeks that I am physically active in my yard.
Sorry if there is any confusion about this blog. A hacker gained access to the original post. Every time I logged in to the site Dr. D has set up for bloggers, the comment section was filled with junk messages. Only the sin nature of man can explain why people with brilliant minds waste all of their potential doing evil things. I deleted the original post and am reposting it here. I bought millet yesterday and plan to bake bread tonight.
I started out to blog about how circumstances forced me into a variation on one of my favorite recipes. Then I realized I had never posted about the basic recipe. So it looks like I will be writing two bread blogs in a row.
I have been blogging since 2004, and every November and December I have blogged about cornbread. I love cornbread of any type, but my favorite is moist cake-like cornbread. I like it best when it has the gooey texture of a brownie.
But corn is a problem. It is listed as avoid for Type Os.
On the GenoType diet it is a toxin for Gatherers and a black dot for Hunters. Since I mostly identify myself as a Hunter, I can justify having corn on rare occasions, but I know it isn’t really good for me.
Corn is neutral for Type As, but it is an infrequent neutral on the Type A diabetic diet. HH has Type 2 diabetes in his family and has elevated blood sugar if he doesn’t watch what he eats.
So we rarely eat corn at our house. Last year at Thanksgiving, I combined several recipes together and came up with a delicious cornbread that has just the taste and texture I like. I told myself it would have to be a holiday recipe, that neither HH nor I needed to be eating cornbread very often.
But the memory of that delicious cornbread haunted me.
DD had tried to make a loaf of bread with millet flour one time, but it was too heavy. She came up with the idea to grind millet and use it in my cornbread recipe. She and ESS loved it. I tried it. HH and I agreed that it was delicious. The texture was just like cornbread. The flavor was wonderful, not identical to cornbread, but close enough to be satisfying.
Millet cornbread is perfect with chili, tasty with any meal, and outstanding with ghee as an afternoon snack. It has become one of my favorite recipes.
2 cups millet, ground into flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
Mix dry ingredients together and set aside
Mix wet ingredients and pour over dry ingredients. Stir together
Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes in 9x9 pan.
Los alérgicos sufren más problemas de sueño que el resto de la población. ¡Ponle remedio!
Como cada año y con la llegada de la primavera, las alergias afloran, y según coinciden todas las previsiones, serán más fuertes que nunca este 2012. Pero además de los síntomas particulares (rinitis, estornudos, irritación ocular…), los alérgicos también sufren con más intensidad diferentes problemas de sueño.
Para una mayoría de alérgicos la primavera es, precisamente, uno de los factores que influye de forma más negativa en su calidad del sueño. Pero no sólo eso, parece que la alergia también acentúa los síntomas de estrés y las preocupaciones a la hora de dormir respecto al resto de la población.
¡Depuren su estilo de vida!
De acuerdo a la medicina tradicional China, conforme envejecemos, dos realidades físicas acompañan a la sabiduría: la acumulación de desecho residual que va ‘obstruyendo’ el paso suave de la energía y una decaída de la inherente fuente de energía, los riñones , entre otros.
El primer paso a seguir es atender su ecosistema . Un organismo fuera de balance con daño gastro intestinal considerable, mismo que no permite la absorción adecuada de nutrientes, reflejado en desnutrición celular , mas NO sin embargo restricción calórica. Continuamente sentimos que se nos baja la presión o el azúcar, haciéndonos victimas del antojo de chatarra en su mayoría dulce y falto de nutriente, pero que a nivel neuronal, nos da la sensación inmediata de un estado de bienestar momentáneo, para caer en la depresión y la desesperación .
Los lineamientos del Dr. D’Adamo nos brindan la posibilidad de alcanzar un estado de balance no solo físico sino también emocional. ¡Mente sana en cuerpo sano!
Hagan uso de todo aquello que el Dr. D'Adamo ha diseñado para su digestión, tomando en cuenta la fisiología individual .
Ponga fin a formar parte de la estadística de aquel alto porcentaje a quienes repercute sin duda el descanso, ya que prácticamente la mitad de los alérgicos se levantan cansados y sin energía.
Las alergias son uno de los males de nuestra era, y cada vez afectan a un número más alto de la población; por eso es tan importante hacer todo lo que esté en nuestras manos para evitarlas.
La higiene alimentaria y la higiene personal son los principales instrumentos de prevención y plantearse actualmente los múltiples factores de riesgo clásicos como la edad, sexo, antecedentes familiares de enfermedad coronaria precoz, niveles de colesterol, lipoproteínas, tabaquismo, obesidad, hipertensión, diabetes, sedentarismo, estrés y dieta con elevado contenido en grasas saturadas y colesterol, que vienen siendo el acontecer fisiopatológico de las enfermedades cardiovasculares entre otras tantas.
Es por ello que se hace imprescindible la búsqueda de nuevos factores de riesgo que puedan ayudarnos a identificar precozmente las diversas patologías, lo que se concibe como uno de los retos de cardiología moderna por una parte, aunado a la gama tan extensa de padecimientos que vemos cotidianamente, afectando la salud de las personas, siendo el estrés aunado a la disposición genética .
El Dr D’Adamo trabaja incansablemente en educarnos a prevenir el envejecimiento celular por medio de nuestra arma más poderosa que viene siendo la alimentación genómica, en su fusión magistral científica denominada SWAMI.
El “té rooibos” viene listado y sirve de gran ayuda en el tratamiento de las alergias, ya que actúa como antihistamínico natural suave con la ventaja de que no produce somnolencia e induce a la relajación y bienestar. Swami le da a cada quien el valor de cada alimento, hierba o especie.
Pero... ¿Porqué tiene tanto éxito y tan pronto?
Se desarrolló pensando en la prevención y el resetear la carga genética de cada individuo, pero un efecto secundario que a la gente más le gusta al seguir sus lineamientos es... ¡La pérdida de grasa en el cuerpo!
Así que cuando una persona recibe su reporte swami, y sigue los lineamientos, tengan por seguro que sus amigos, sus familiares, sus compañeros de trabajo le dirán:
“oye, estás muy delgado, te ves más joven... ¿porqué?”
Al enterarse de swami quieren el suyo.
Aunque swami GT hace que el cuerpo pierda la grasa de manera asombrosa, el objetivo principal para el cual fue creado, que es mejorar la salud del cuerpo humano, receteando sus genes y previniendo, también se cumple cabalmente. Llevo a cabo rigurosos controles que incluyen análisis de sangre específicos para determinar el estatus secretor del paciente así como otros datos muy detallados sobre el funcionamiento biomolecular del paciente.
Y aquí están los sorprendentes resultados benéficos que encuentro a diario con mis pacientes:
Se rompe la grasa y la transforma en una sustancia llamada “keton bodies” (cuerpos cetonicos), la cual es eliminada en la orina, eliminan la grasa del cuerpo al hidratarse tomando agua!
Logran una reducción de colesterol y triglicéridos!
Reducción en niveles de azúcar en la sangre!
Muchos presumen dejar de tomar medicamentos para la presión cuando siguen sus lineamientos de manera responsable, claro, bajo supervisión de su médico siempre (Hasta los diabéticos)!
Disminución hasta en las tallas de ropa, con cambios tan dramáticos como reducción de la talla 40 a la 32 y otras gratas sorpresas!
Otros beneficios, como tonificación y endurecimiento de los músculos al eliminar todo aquello causante de inflamación como son las lectinas .
Se disfruta de una mejor calidad de sueño!
Las persona que sufrían de gastritis y tomaban antiácidos ya no los necesitan más y dejan de tomarlos!
Las personas siguiendo sus reportes swami reportan que tienen la piel más suave, de apariencia sana y juvenil y uñas muchos más fuertes!
El cuerpo suelta el cabello seco, viejo y enfermo, y los sustituye por cabello nuevo, más suave y brilloso!
Todo lo anterior significa que las personas que toman en serio sus lineamientos ¡están regresando el reloj del envejecimiento, su carga genética!
Seguir los lineamientos rinde asombrosos resultados y se verían potencializados y reforzados por medio de la fermentación y germinación de verduras, frutas, semillas y granos, fortaleciendo la flora intestinal.
Bueno, entonces que esperan!? Contáctenme aquellos que requieran mayores informes.
Agradezco a todos que me escriben, que me llaman, pero sobre todo agradezco a todos los que me leen y adaptan este enfoque del Dr. D'Adamo, en sus vidas!
A recurring theme in my blogs is that I try to focus on beneficials – on what I CAN have. There are so many delicious beneficials, as well as plenty of neutrals to round out menus and give variety. When I keep my focus on them, I am content both as I cook, and as I eat.
However, when I focus on avoids it just makes me feel deprived. I start wanting the thing I’m not supposed to have. It doesn’t help when I describe the Type O diet, and someone dismisses it by saying, “Oh I could never give up wheat.” or “I couldn’t live without cheddar cheese.”
I smiled when I read my Bible Study this morning from Genesis. The author makes exactly the same point about Eve. Her avoid list only had one item…and what did she want? Of course…the one thing she wasn’t supposed to have. Here is a quote from Sarah Young’s book “Jesus Calling.
“Before Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden, thankfulness was as natural as breathing. Satan’s temptation involved pointing Eve to the one thing that was forbidden to her. The garden was filled with luscious, desirable fruits, but Eve focused on the one fruit she couldn’t have, rather than being thankful for the many good things freely available. This negative focus darkened her mind, and she succumbed to temptation.
“When you focus on what you don’t have or on situations that displease you, your mind also becomes darkened. You take for granted life, salvation, sunshine, flowers, and countless other gifts from God. You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life.”
I’m sure I will keep returning to this theme, because I believe it is the second greatest factor to success on the Blood Type Diet.
During this Easter season, keep your focus on the blessings in your life and in your diet. Approach God with thanksgiving for the many, many things that you have. And enjoy the good news that eggs are either beneficial or neutral for us all.
In February, I spent two weeks in the hospital – ushered in through the Emergency Room – and eleven days of that in critical care. The month's final week found me at home again, weak and tired. Throughout March, I have slowly crept out of that sudden, unexpected abyss, to re-orient, re-group. After about thirty years as an adult in excellent health under my own "alternative" recognizance, it was quite a shock to take up the identity of Hospital Patient and, then, Outpatient thereafter. I do have a background in Medicine, working for years with doctors, in and out of hospitals. I think this helped immensely; my hospital course was never scary for me.
Convalescence has been more challenging than hospitalization was. I have been visited by six different home healthcare professionals, two different unknown maids, three or four outside contractors and my apartment building's maintenance man a few times. I have taken regular pharmacy deliveries. I've had four appointments with three MDs and been to a laboratory to drop off a specimen. I've also shopped at the supermarket a couple of times, had a couple of friends over for dinner, and returned to work here and there.
In my lifetime, my Standard Operating Procedure has involved amassing tons of scholarship on any and every subject I encounter, and during the past 5 and a half weeks that's been my continued and constant practice. I have studied each drug I'm taking, each drug I took in the hospital (after remembering them!) (and there were many), each procedure I underwent in ER, ICU, TICU and on the ward; various hospital practices and protocols; the Hospitalist specialty; the Intensivist specialty; the history of Intensive Care; ICU nursing, and more. I've of course studied my own disease and conditions - their stages, causes, treatments and prognoses.
During my hospitalization I encountered the whole gamut of career-suitability of various practitioners, from shining examples of professionalism, to those with clearly inappropriate motives for being in health care; from the energetic and thorough to the lazy and disinterested, to the exhausted. As an outpatient and in-home consumer of Home Healthcare services, I've observed the same range.
And now? I enter another phase: No Longer Med-Free. While investigating their possible side-effects and interactions, and correcting the various nutrient-depletions they cause, I'm also physically processing new drugs, monitoring their effects in addition to monitoring vital signs and treating symptoms in non-Rx ways. Plus: I'm also having to make dietary and lifestyle adjustments. In the hospital, it was easier: All I had to do was let other people keep me alive.
We natural-types have to be on guard against disdain of the allopathic system's "Magic Pill" answers when a quick improvement is imperative. In the ICU, this was literally and immediately a matter of Life and Death. At home, while the stakes are less immediate, they are just as serious: The "right" medication can immediately restore function to an exhausted patient who is challenged or failing. Yes - under better circumstances, one has months to compare modalities, to experiment with supplements that are less toxic, and their dosages. For my part, I'm discovering that Rx meds are right for me NOW - because I haven't had the luxury of months or years to plan for new conditions and their treatments. I'm cutting myself that slack, knowing I can wean myself from them later, when I'm stronger and have emerged more completely from the convalescent stage. Perhaps I will blog about the process of jettisoning those crutches? We'll see.
Meanwhile, I count myself blessed to be under the oversight and care of a fine MD who is forthcoming, friendly, flexible, considerate and accessible. In his practice, he routinely uses diet, exercise/fitness and nutritional supplementation in addition to Rx meds and allopathic methods. I feel safe letting him share responsibility for my health at this point, because this flurry of self-education (while mentally fascinating) is unable to keep pace with the urgency of my situation and the variety and depth of medical/pharmacological knowledge required.
I'm blogging on a natural health site. I'm pursuing a Complementary Medicine program. Bear with me. Thanks.
Yesterday my wife reluctantly told me that her ankle, back and fingers had finally stopped causing her a lot of pain. I thought she was feeling guilty about taking pain medication. Come to find out that she finally took my advice and stopped eating wheat, breads and pasta and noticed a difference within two days!
For all of you new people out there please beware!
The lectin (protein) in wheat is a destructive little beast. First it damages the lining of your intestines causing discomfort, irritation and larger openings for the lectins to get into your blood stream. Then it gets into your joints and attaches to the tissue causing inflammation. White blood cells see a problem and attack the tissue causing damage. Wheat lectins also mimic insulin by attaching to the same receptor sites but do not respond the cell instructions to let go when the cell has had enough sugar. When cells take in too much sugar it is stored as fat. Wheat protein has even been found in the brains of Alzheimer sufferers.
If that was not enough, wheat lectins are attracted to the thyroid and attach, causing inflammation and then the thyroid gets damaged when white blood cells sense something is wrong and attack the inflamed tissue.
My wife has seen results with her joints feeling better, but I hope she sees the connection to her thyroid issues before it gets any worse.
I was writing a nice blog in my head about the 4-5 pounds that I put on during January and February. This happens every year. It’s not holiday weight. I think of it as winter weight, because it usually goes away in the spring. I was going to ponder whether it is caused by cold weather, a slightly more sedentary winter lifestyle, or some unknown factor.
I was also going to write about belly fat. While winter weight gain happens every year, this year it stuck around my tummy. That has never happened before. I was going to ponder whether the change was related to hormones, age, or some unknown factor.
It would have been a good blog. I would have tied in statistics about belly fat’s relationship to other health problems and about my resolve to shed the pounds before it was warm enough to wear shorts.
Then I read the article about a starving mother trying to deal gently with her starving children in Africa. I posted that article, and began to ponder why I (and most other people in affluent societies) am so obsessed about weight gain. There are no obese people among the poor in India. There is no overweight problem in impoverished countries in Africa. They don’t gain weight because they don’t have enough to eat.
I on the other hand am bombarded by ads for diet programs, diet pills, and diet books that promise me that I can over eat and not gain weight. Bunk!
True, eating the wrong kinds of food can make someone put on weight faster and make them put on fat instead of muscle. That’s one of several reasons I follow the BTD. But basically if I am already eating healthy food and I want to lose weight, I should eat less.
Before I go on – I have to issue a caveat. I went through 3 years of an eating/exercise disorder with my Darling Daughter. If your BMI is low, you do not need to lose weight. If you are obsessed with making your body look like some model’s body you do not need to lose weight. Only in affluent countries do women voluntarily starve themselves. I am more firmly convinced than ever that eating/exercise disorders are spiritual problems.
So first of all find a website that calculates your BMI. If you really need to lose weight, cut back on your food intake.
Before you say you couldn’t possibly eat less, think of the millions of starving peoples around the world. They would think it was a miracle if they had two of the three meals a day that we normally eat.
I’ve been feeling rather worn out for the past few weeks. I felt like I was buried in responsibilities. Some days I tried to take a break to care for my body, but my work piled up and I’d feel guilty about that. I’d create extra stress by not having a clear space to cook dinner because I’d never cleaned up from breakfast! Or Hannah couldn’t find clean gym clothes because I hadn’t washed them yet. Other days I would trudge through the housework and get it done, but I felt burdened and resentful as I went about my day. Any little unexpected thing would put me over the edge, and I was snapping at my kids A LOT!
I didn’t know why I was feeling this way. I thought I was being careful with my diet and supplements. I know exercise is a big factor, especially for O’s, but I find it hard to exercise when I’m tired, dizzy, and in pain. Overall, I was feeling hopeless and depressed, because I didn’t know what caused my fatigue, so I didn’t know how to fix things.
This past Saturday was the Bar Mitzvah of a close friend’s son. There was no way I could miss it, even though I really wanted space alone and was dreading the large crowd. It wasn’t as bad as I’d anticipated; it was kind of like I was exercising emotional muscles. It was hard, but it felt good. I also made some “less than perfect” food choices at the party. I stayed away from wheat, potatoes, and obvious corn, but I didn’t worry about additives in the fish or deli meat, or what might have been in the salad dressing, and I ate the tomatoes and cucumbers. Overall I ate lots of veggies and protein, but I also know I ate chemical food additives, "avoid" oils, vinegar, possible potato starch, and either sugar or corn syrup.
By Monday, I was even more of a mess than usual for me. Once I recognized that I was reacting to what I ate on Saturday, it helped me put things into perspective. I know that food reactions are temporary, as long as I proceed to eat right so my body can clear out the toxins. The physical symptoms were still present, but I had hope again. I also analyzed how I’ve been eating the last few weeks, and realized that a few “avoids” have managed to slip in. I ate some sweet potato chips made with “avoid” oils, along with a lot of mozzarella cheese and a little bit of tomato sauce. That can probably account for a lot of how I’ve been feeling.
I’ve been eating clean again since Sunday, so some of these toxins are getting cleared out. Yesterday I made “self nurturing” my primary focus. I went clothes shopping for myself, and I took a hot bath in the middle of the afternoon. But more than the specific things I did, I gave myself permission to be a little self-indulgent, and not spend every waking moment worried about the house or the kids. That attitude shift has made a world of difference.
I’m feeling a whole lot calmer now, and ready to tackle my work.