? I thought it may be related to catfish, since it is farm raised and of a similar texture. ~ Bunnie
(a light flakey fish) listed anywhere. Is this neutral, beneficial, or poison for me? ~ Marla
Tilapia is neutral for all types. It’s listed in Live Right 4 Your Type and in the TYPEbase3® food database, linked from the front page of dadamo.com.
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I have been feeling much better on this diet but ever since I started it, I have been burping alot. Does this mean I am not digesting well. I am o+ and it seems that it is a reaction to the red meat. I'm taking protease to help but I'm still burping alot. -- Holly
Pancreatic enzymes helped me out when I first started the diet. If you eat bread, rice or other grains with your meat, it may be worthwhile to see how you feel after a few meals of meat and vegetables only. Try to chew slowly, and don't drink water or other beverages while you are eating. A calm frame of mind at mealtime, and focusing on your food rather than engaging in animated conversation, will support better digestion.
What are the best digestive enzymes you recommend for Type A? -- Laurie
Gentian (20 drops in a few ounces of water), bromelain (one or two capsules before a meal), or a few slurps of plain pineapple or grapefruit juice. You may also want to review your intake of flesh food, grain, and fats ~~ any one of which, in excess, can truly upset the type A tummy. Small meals taken four to five times throughout the day may also suit you better than larger, more infrequent meals.
There can be a bit of an adjustment period when starting a new diet. The hard-working bacteria in our digestive tracts will be a little put-about by the new arrivals, and will need time to establish a new status-quo. If you are new to this plan, eating simply and paying attention to your signals of hunger or fullness will speed your progress and your digestive comfort. Rest, exercise, and enjoy the changes!
I am sure that blood-type eating assists digestion. I find it hard to believe that it renders other digestive planning of no use. Let us consider a meal of mashed potatoes and meat. If some digestion of protein is to take place in the acid stomach certainly the presence of potato will not help the achievement of the proper acidity. OK---the body will muddle through and get the job done to some extent but if we are trying to optimize digestion why introduce this complication???----even if it is done every day all over the world.
Hi, Ralph! nice to hear from you! If my failing memory serves, you're type B, right?
The nice thing about Peter's blood type books is their emphasis on accessibility to the average person facing this science for the first time. You're right: the meat-and-potatoes (or -rice, or -bread, or -pasta) meal is on every non-vegetarian restaurant's menu worldwide, as well as being the convention for most home cooks.
Not only is this the customary meal plan in well-fed households, it is also a stomach-filling strategy for the poor. Small amounts of expensive meats, fowl or fish can make a satisfying meal if stretched with starch.
You're also perceptive in noting that protein digestion (supported by a more acid digestive environment) is not necessarily aided by the presence of foods which are better assimilated in a slightly more alkaline mix. This seems to vary widely by individual, with some reporting greatly improved digestion through separating starches from flesh foods, some who find that vegetable starch (even from potatoes) -- as opposed to grain starch -- is fine with meats, and others noticing little difference.
Anyone consulting a naturopath versed in ABO lore will come away with a far more specific set of recommendations than a popular health book could provide, naturally. For instance, an Indican test will disclose how efficiently your particular digestive system is doing its job. That's not a test we can perform at home. However, Peter's books clearly mark out the head of the trail, if you will, for the average reader. The journey itself can involve many byways, the choice of which is up to the goals and abilities of each person on the journey.
By following that path, other needed adjustments naturally make themselves known to us. It's been the experience of hundreds I've heard from... including myself.
However, in fairness, I think this calls for a column on classic food-combining this coming week. I hope to enlist the aid of some old friends! Stay tuned!!