This past weekend I promoted ERFYT at a local event. The weather could have been better but I still managed to speak to 30-40 people. Luckily I was inside and didn't have to deal with the rain.
The principle of the school and the CEO of the school came by my booth and I was more than happy to explain the basics of ERFYT to the both of them. The CEO was Blood Type O and was having some stomach issues. After asking a few questions I found out she was eating a lot of beans on the avoid list for O's which was a surprise to her since she had not put the two together. Since I was at a school for troubled teens, I did mention how following ERFYT and avoiding wheat, breads and pastas, Corn and dairy could make the difference for certain kids with behavioral issues. Hope fully she will contact me to talk with her some more.
I met another woman who also was Blood Type O having some digestive issues. She did mention that when she tried to eat meat it never seemed to sit well with her. I asked to see her fingerprints and what do you know... Horizontal lines all over the place. I instructed her that the lines meant her gut bacteria were not happy and that the lines were a physical manifestation of that distress. I suggested Blood Type Probiotics and the Type O Diet to give her some relief.
All in all is was a slow but steady flow of people and I am glad to have had the opportunity to promote ERFYT and hopefully help a few people to get healthier.
On Wednesday while salmon was cooking, I got a package of green beans out of the freezer. I put enough water and olive oil in a skillet to cover the bottom. I was going to let the beans simmer until the salmon was ready.
Sometimes we have plain green beans. I think they are good with just a little olive oil or ghee.
My favorite herbs to put with green beans are garlic and basil. Ooooh that is good.
But this particular night I was in the mood for something different. I do not advocate yielding to that kind of mood in most circumstances. Being in the mood for a different house, car, or wardrobe can be expensive, not to mention self indulgent. However being in the mood for something different to eat can get my creative juices flowing – as long as I stay focused on beneficials.
What could I put on green beans that would be beneficial and tasty and different? Curry powder!!! So I made curried green beans. No recipe. I just added curry until it tasted right. My Honorable Husband liked them. They went great with salmon. And…they were certainly different.
At least I thought they were different until Friday, when we had to go to the city. HH had an appointment with his cornea specialist. I had two appointments with clients and I needed to get the arches in my athletic shoes adjusted.
We decided to eat lunch at a diner that specializes in meat and vegetables. On the list of vegetable specials for the day I saw curried okra. What! Someone hijacked my idea so quickly. I hadn’t even blogged about it yet.
Of course I ordered the curried okra. It was really good – not any better than my curried green beans – but really good.
So, the next time you are cooking green beans or okra, and you are in the mood for something different, grab the curry powder. Or, browse through your spice rack. You might come up with an idea that no one has thought of yet.
Amaranth is one of the confusing foods for me. The Type O Diet says it is neutral. The Hunter Diet says it is black dot toxic. The Gatherer Diet says it is superbeneficial. I have considered it a frequent neutral for me.
However “frequent” refers more to what is allowed than to what actually happens at my house. The Type A Diet says amaranth is beneficial. That is an even better reason for my serving amaranth frequently. But to be honest, none of us liked it very much. It smelled funny when it was cooking in a pot on the stove. At the end of the suggested cooking time it was a gooey ball. It stuck to the fork. It tasted ok, but it was not particularly appetizing. It did not get a good response when I served it.
I have really enjoyed enjoy the rice cooker I got for Christmas. Brown rice is perfect every time. I had a friend who complained that her rice sometimes formed a crust in the bottom of the cooker. I was putting 1-2 teaspoons of light olive oil in the water before I added the rice. Every time I don’t add the oil, I get the same crust, but with the oil it is no problem.
One time instead of rice, I cooked quinoa in the rice cooker. It came out perfect.
I was preparing to cook dinner one night and saw an unopened bag of amaranth in the pantry. I decided to try it in the rice cooker. I set a timer to check on it when it had cooked the amount of time recommended on the package. I could still see water boiling, so I decided to trust the rice cooker.
When the cooker turned off, the amaranth was in a solid piece. It was not as dry as cornbread or flax bread, but I could slice it and lift it out with a spatula. There was none of the sticky texture that always happened when I cooked it on the stove. And there was no bad smell in the kitchen.
I didn’t tell my husband what it was. I just put the slices alongside the cod and vegetables. He took a slice and liked it. We both did. We ate it with a fork, sort of like you would eat quiche.
If you have tried amaranth in the past and didn’t think you cared for it, give it another chance. Cook it in a rice cooker. If you don’t have a rice cooker . . . well, it sure makes a great Christmas gift.
I once read somewhere that in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were vegetarians, and that at the end of this world – in heaven – we will all be vegetarians again. It does appear to be true according to Genesis 1:28-29 that God’s original plan was for humans to eat green plants and fruit.
After the flood (Genesis 9:3) God said that animals were also suitable for food. For the rest of the Bible, eating meat is not only shown in a positive light, but it is often commanded. There are quite a few Biblical passages about Jesus eating meat.
One verse in Revelation mentions eating fruit in heaven, but it doesn’t say fruit will be the only thing that is eaten.
My Bible study this summer and fall has me reading in the prophetic books. Today I found this passage in Ezekiel. The passage speaks a time in the future when God dwells among His people in a newly created, perfect world. At that time it says trees will provide fruit for food and leaves for medicine. So does this mean we are going to be fruitarians in the millennium or in heaven? Not necessarily so - because the passage also mentions fishermen. If there are fishermen, people will be eating fish. And if salt is left for flavoring, then people must be doing some cooking, because there is certainly no need to salt fruit.
There will be a huge number of fish because this water goes there. Since the water will become fresh, there will be life everywhere the river goes. Fishermen will stand beside it from En-gedi to En-eglaim. These will become places where nets are spread out to dry. Their fish will consist of many different kinds, like the fish of the Mediterranean Sea. Yet its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be left for salt. All kinds of trees providing food will grow along both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. Each month they will bear fresh fruit because the water comes from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be used for food and their leaves for medicine.” Ezekiel 47:9-12
We certainly do not live in that perfect world today. It is obvious to me that human effort will never create a perfect world. Only God can do that, and he will in His time. The Bible teaches that our bodies in heaven will not be the same as they are today, and if God creates my new body to be satisfied with just fruit, I’ll be fine with that.
In the meantime, if someone tries to tell you that the Bible says you ought to be a vegetarian or a fruitarian today, tell them to read the whole Bible, not just isolated passages that support their views.
El término “síndrome metabólico” agrupa varios factores de riesgo cardiovascular, donde la resistencia a la acción de la insulina juega un importante papel. El parámetro de diagnóstico es la obesidad, evaluada por el índice de masa corporal (IMC: =30 kg/m2) la CC(circumferencia de cintura) en mujeres es de >80 cm; y en hombres es de >90 cm. Los factores desencadenantes más importantes entre otras alteraciones metabólicas que lo caracterizan: intolerancia a la glucosa, diabetes, e hipertensión. Por lo tanto, en la mayoría de los casos la expresión del síndrome metabólico ocurre en individuos obesos.
Es importante comprender los mecanismos del síndrome metabólico que propician la enfermedad en individuos no obesos también; sin embargo para fines clínicos asocian estas dos condiciones para agilizar la prevención, el diagnóstico y el tratamiento.
Las medidas generales de prevención y tratamiento de ambas condiciones tienen numerosas coincidencias. En el tratamiento de la obesidad y del síndrome metabólico es indispensable que el paciente cambie su estilo de vida por conductas más saludables, especialmente aumentando su actividad física, reducción del consumo de la energía total y disminuyendo la ingesta de grasas y alcohol. Con ello se reduce hasta un 70% la expresión clínica del síndrome metabólico en el paciente obeso que logra buen resultado con el tratamiento de su obesidad. No debemos olvidar tomar en cuenta el estatus secretor del paciente aunado a su resultado de sistema MN. Ya cuento con el laboratorio que me elabora dichos estudios de fenotipo eritricitario, para los interesados.
Enseñarnos a cambiar nuestro estilo de vida es precisamente a lo que se ha dedicado el Dr. D. El poder preventivo que tiene una nutrición adecuada a nuestra fisiología, no tiene precio. Porque esperar a que se presenten los síntomas que reporta la Organización Mundial de la Salud? Cuando el poder gozar de una vida plena, saludable y feliz esta en nuestras manos?
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For about 8 months I have been experimenting with legumes. Dr. D. is adamant that beans are not an adequate source of protein for Type Os. My experiences before the Blood Type Diet trying to be a vegetarian completely confirm his scientific studies for me.
However, because I do not eat very much grain, I am sometimes not full at the end of a meal, and I suspect that some days I do not get enough carbs. It is very frustrating to enjoy a well-planned beneficial meal, but still feel a craving for something more. All too often the something more would be a bowl of trail mix. As I ate the nuts, I knew that though they were beneficial or neutral, I was eating too many for a Type O. About nuts, Dr. D says “You certainly don’t need them in your diet, and should be very selective in their use as they are high in fat.”
Because legumes are so beneficial to my Type A husband, I began cooking a crock pot of beans every week. I used them in casseroles with rice and other vegetables for him. I ate them as a side dish. I found that they were very filling, and they satisfied the need for carbs that I sometimes felt.
The BTD recommends 1 cup of legumes 1-3 times per week. I had been on the low end of that range eating 1 serving per week or less. I moved to the high end eating ½ cup of beans 4-5 times per week. At home I eat only beneficial or neutral legumes. If we go out to eat Mexican food or Barbeque, pinto beans are sometimes the best choice available. For instance if the choice is pinto beans or potato salad, I take pinto beans.
One day I was reading on the Forum and saw a post by Equipro. She had reached the same conclusion I had about beans. They weren’t a good protein source for Type O, but they seemed to be a good side dish and a good source of carbs.
Last week I was at the store looking at dried beans. I saw a bag of Anasazi Beans. The package makes all kinds of wonderful claims about them. They were one of the few crops cultivated by the cliff dwelling Indians that built Mesa Verde. Anasazi was not on the BTD food list I keep in my purse, but I took a chance and bought a bag.
When I got home I looked them up. They are not rated - which technically makes them neutral. However, in Dr. D’s Lecster Lectin Database it says that though they are related to pinto beans, “Anasazi beans contained less soluble and bound condensed tannins compared to pinto beans … The lectins of anasazi beans were classified as non toxic and those of the pinto beans as toxic types.”
I’m probably better off to cook legumes that are beneficial for both HH and me - fava beans, black eyed peas, adzuki beans, and great northern beans. But anasazi beans once in a while will be beneficial for him (since pintos are beneficial for Type As) and variety for me.
Al Gore, former vice president of the US, in an interview Monday said, “we need to initiate an organic vegetarian diet for the general population.” This frightens me on two levels. First – Someone who once was a heartbeat away from the presidency, thinks that the government has a right to dictate my diet. Second - The implications for the BTD are enormous. This would destroy the health of the 44% of the US population that is Type O. When I look at Gore’s pudgy, pasty face, I wonder if he is a Type O trying to eat a vegetarian diet.
Sometimes, I think people like to complain. I have a friend with morning sickness. She talks every day about how bad she feels and how many times she throws up. I say, you need Vitamin B6. She agrees she needs to try it, but she hasn’t. I can't remember how many people over the years I have told about this simple solution to morning sickness. Some people literally laugh at me. Others express interest but never follow through. Yet everyone I know who has tried Vitamin B6 has had success with it. One friend who couldn’t keep anything down, including B6 tablets, got sublingual B complex and stopped having morning sickness immediately.
We have given up watering our grass. We siphon the water out of our washing machine to try to keep the trees alive. The temperature Sunday was lll.6. HH asked if the thermometer was in the sun. I told him it was suspended in the shade several feet off the ground. Yet the East Coast is being pounded by flooding rain, and the New England covered bridges that I love to photograph are washing away.
I was eating lunch with a Type O friend. She and I have talked many times about the BTD and why I eat the way I do. She was eating her hamburger with the bun, I was eating mine without. She was talking about being on medication for acid indigestion. She said, “You are really lucky that you found something that works for you.” I laughed at her. Luck has nothing to do with it. It was certainly providential that I found out about the Blood Type Diet. After that it was attitude and self discipline about what I ate.
Now if I would take my own advice about attitude and self discipline regarding 8 hours of sleep.
I love birthdays, and I stretch my celebration out for as long as I can get away with it.
This year’s celebration started at the end of July when my sister and niece arrived in the United States. They both have summer birthdays, so we three celebrated our birthdays together. We had lunch at a local grill that has great salads. I had a three salad plate that was delicious and healthy.
The week before my birthday, DD and ESS came for the weekend. We went swimming at the lake and had lots of beneficial food. ESS also has an August birthday. My niece said, “Aunt Suzanne, you two need a cake.” It’s hard to explain why you don’t want birthday cake.
On the day of my birthday, HH, my niece and I met SS for barbeque. Again my niece said, “Aunt Suzanne, it’s not really a birthday without cake.” There was a pie shop across the street from the barbeque restaurant. I said, “How about birthday pie?” She agreed, so the four of us shared a pie. The choices were a pie with beneficial fruit, and a thick double crust or coconut cream pie with very little crust. I went with coconut cream. If I’m going to eat an avoid, it should be memorable, and this was one of the best coconut cream pies I have ever tasted.
A few days later my niece and I had lunch with one of my friends. The server tried to talk us into cheesecake. I told my niece that I never ordered cheesecake in a restaurant, because nobody’s cheesecake could compare to my mother’s recipe. She just barely remembered eating her grandmother’s cheesecake when she was a little girl. I said, “You’ve been telling me I should have a birthday cake, how about if we make Granny’s cheesecake?” She loved that idea.
I’ve posted the recipe in other blogs, so I won’t post it again today. However we made one change that made it extra good. My mother used a baby toast called Zwieback for the crust. I’ve substituted wheat free cookies and I’ve substituted walnuts. This time I didn’t have any cookies, and I was out of walnuts…what to do? I ground up pecans and patted them into the pan.
Oh my, it was delicious. Better than walnuts, better than the wheat free cookies, better than Zwieback.
A pecan crust would be fabulous with a fruit torte. It would complement a quiche. I think you could use pecans in almost any recipe that calls for a pat in crust.