So I donated blood today and the nurse asked if I would be interested on donating my platelets on my next visit. A new procedure allows the technicians to use O-Neg blood and separate the platelets while still using the red blood cells. They took an extra tube of blood and I'll find out the results of my "platelet count" in a few days. If my platelet count is high enough I'll be eligible to donate.
All of this is voluntary and would require me to spend 2 hours each visit (ugh) and I could still donate my red blood cells like before. I can also donate platelets about every 7 days. I'm told my platelets will go for newborns since my O-Neg blood is ideal since it will not cause complications.
Being that I'm a non secretor, my platelets may have less antigenic properties which will make it even more desirable.
For the longest time I have been avoiding beans other than green beans because most are bad for me as an O Blood Type. Recently, my wife asked me about Pinto Beans while we were at Chipotles.
Since I have my SWAMI report on my phone, I looked it up and what do you know… Pinto Beans are a neutral for me. Since I trust the SWAMI software and realize that as an individual certain foods might not be good for me even thought SWAMI says its ok I gave it a shot. I didn’t have any awful reaction but I did get gas. ( It wasn’t stinky ;-) .) I didn’t have any other particular digestive issues associated with the Pinto beans so I guess adding the Pinto Beans back into my diet might be alright. They are a good source of protein and add bulk to Chipotle bowl that I’m paying for anyway.
Revisit your particular SWAMI or Blood Type Diet every once in a while and you might be surprised at what you are allowed.
Back on the 6th I noticed a new small spot near the left side of my nose that wasn’t there before. It looked like the start of a zit because the skin was raised and a little misshapen. I tried to squeeze it to get some of the “stuff” out but nothing happened. I put some Witch Hazel on it and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning, the whole left side of my nose was swollen. I felt fine and didn’t feel any pain unless I touched the inflamed area. I tried moist heat to bring the swollen area to a head but nothing changed. When I woke up the next day, the swelling had traveled up to the bottom of my left eye and down to my jaw. This was quite alarming! I still felt just fine but the vision in my left eye was slightly impaired and I was looking like Harry Potter on the left side of my face.
It was now time to see my doctor who prescribed an anti-biotic but also mentioned a remedy for just such an infection. “Wheat and sugar” he said. “Mix 1 table spoon of wheat flour with ½ teaspoon of sugar and add just enough water to make a paste out of the mixture. Smear it on top of the (now red) area and in 4-6 hours, a head will form as the mixture will draw out the infection”.
With nothing to lose I made the mixture and put it on the infected area. Low and behold about 5 hours later, a head formed and I could now start squeezing out some of the infection. It’s now the 17th and all of the swelling has gone away except for the main area of infection. The core finally came out this morning and I hope this means I’m almost done with this.
Anyway, with all of the bad things that wheat can do to you it’s nice to know that nature still has some surprises to keep you on your toes.
I recently finished getting 2 crowns and 5 cavities fixed despite my efforts to combat cavities. I brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day and use Listerine Total Care twice a day.
Being that I am a non secretor, I do not secrete my blood type in my saliva. That means I do not have a first line of defense against microbes that try to attack my teeth and gums. You see, microbes love sugars. Since your blood type is expressed as a sugar, when you have it in your saliva as a secretor you give the germs and microbes a “false you" to munch on rather than the real thing.
I will continue to be vigilant with my dental hygiene in the hopes that in the near future a remedy for thinning enamel will also be discovered.
One good thing that happened during all of this is that I am silver filling free now.
I don't have an explanation yet but this is working very well.
Since I cut back on my daily beef and trail mix consumption to fix my kidney stone issue, I have been eating two burger patties, the trail mix and then a final burger pattie throughout the day while I'm working. That would keep me satisfied until I had supper.
About two weeks ago I had an unintentional experiment where I ate three burger patties and then ate the trail mix last. To my surprise I did not feel hungry for the rest of the night. What's amazing is that I usually eat the trail mix between 9-10am, depending on how early I start my day.
I do drink water during this phase and it's been working so well that I've dropped 10 pounds. I'm down to 186 lbs. which is my normal summer time "ideal weight." I can't argue with the results and I have been feeling fine the whole time. I guess you could say the it's a form of food combining or un-combining depending if order is part of that style of eating.
I will add that I have also been rotating my El Dorado, Trehalose Complex and the Harmonia Deluxe each day. I know what each is supposed to do but I didn't notice anything besides acne when taking them before.