Official Website Of Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo & The Blood Type Diet®
The D'Adamo Forums
The Forums, which have functioned in one way or another since 1996, have now been closed to new posting. However there is a wealth of accumulated wisdom that can be searched for and utilized, so we've archived the messages.
Join our new forum on Facebook, the Eat Right 4 Your Type Group.
Spring what beans are you eating that are causing so much problems? On the same list is tempeh, a superfood, does it give you gas too?
Every single bean or pea except early green peas (which I am not particularly fond of) makes my stomach hurt. The cannellinis I ate last night without any other food caused some distress but not nearly as bad as it has been so I will try that again between my regular meals and see how it goes. Tempeh is something that is simply not available here and I can't undertake trying to make the stuff. I am lucky to still have one local source of soy milk without carrageenan (which also makes my stomach hurt like crazy) in it. I have a milk maker, but it is hard to get beans that make palatable milk. It is not simply a gas problem that I am having. There is pain from the time these things start trying to digest in my stomach. I know I have acid reflux and I'm doing a lot of work right now that is making that worse, but in the past I have managed to control it with a Tum now and then, lysine or calcium. None of that is working now because my stomach is in such an uproar trying to digest these beans. This problem concerns me because there are far worse consequences than pain if I can't keep the reflux under control. The only thing that helps the pain at all is green tea. Of course, my digestive enzymes may be all out of whack, too, but I don't have this problem with other foods. I am taking some enzymes but they are not a NAP product. It is a conundrum, for sure, but I'm going to make this work if there is a way to do it.
You can click the "Quote" link on one of the posts you want to quote.
For the second post that you want to quote, hover over the author's username of that post and look at the number at the end of the link. Mine is 1426, for example. This number is the user number.
Use the quote button to create the quote tags. This is the fourth button when counting from the right. Put an equal sign and the author's user number into the open quote tag (the one on the left), after the word "quote". Copy and paste the text from the second post in between the open and close quote tags.
You can also "nest" the quotes, which I find useful.
Your software must be different from what I am using. There are multiple reasons why your method won't work for me. When I "hover," for instance, I'm merely able to highlight the poster's name and there is no way to get from highlighted name to anything to do with quoting at all - plus other problems.
I totally agree about the Vita Mix. I bought one about 10 years ago and it's still going strong. I can grind grain into flour, make soup, and there are countless ways to make whole food smoothies. Different from a juicer in the fact that you don't separate the juice from the pulp. What comes out of this mixer is the whole food and everything is fresh right on the spot. It's very expensive but I think there are a few companies that copied this machine for much less. Just compare motor sizes and see if other brands will be able to run at a high enough rpm to heat food enough to cook it.
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
I totally agree about the Vita Mix. I bought one about 10 years ago and it's still going strong.
One way to get a Vita-Mix for less is to buy it used... We bought one on e-bay several years ago. It had obviously not been used for some time, because when I first used it, it smelled like burning dust... Now that I've starting making Almond butter regularly, it has stopped smelling and just works really well. I love it. My wife says, "You use it!", but she likes the results...
It is loud. Part of it is the motor and part of it is the blades hitting the food and sending it into the side of the metal container. Everyone in the house knows when I use it.
All the new ones have plastic containers. I called them and asked if they had any glass ones, but they said the motor vibrated too much to use glass. My dad's old one is metal. It has a little spout on the side near the bottom (hard to pick the peanuts out after making peanut butter), but mine doesn't have that.
ISTJ, BTD since 5/05. Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.
"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..." I Corinthians 6:12
Spring, I can't eat beans either because they tear up the baby's stomach. So I'm having a really, really hard time getting enough protein. But we handle lentils just fine. How are they for you?
I'm not computer literate enough to even follow those directions, Square Peg. But thanks for explaining anyway.
Ribbit, I have been so involved with these beans that I was distracted from the lentils. In fact, I had a package of them right in front of me at the store but all I was thinking was BEANS! Hey, I guess I can't handle but one problem at a time. Just kidding! Anyway, lentils it will be when I get to the grocery next time. Thanks for reminding me!
Today has been better but far from perfect, yet, with these beans. I ate only navy beans, cooked greens and cantaloupe for lunch but then I forgot and had plain yogurt, ground flax seed and a little maple syrup for dessert! I can't win! I think my brain is fried from all these paint fumes. Anyway, this afternoon has not been nearly as bad and I have not had the severe pains in my stomach. I suppose I would think the way I feel is normal now if I had not had those glorious days when it didn't hurt at all! Dr. D. has opened Pandora's Box with this diet. WOW! Where have all these monsters been hiding anyway. In the cells, of course, I guess! He has given us a taste of what real health feels like and now I WANT MORE OF IT!!!