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Agathe
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Neuchatel???  
Yes !
You seem educated about chocolat    

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Soy lecithin is, I believe, neutral for all  types. The problematic parts of soy aren't found in the lecithin.


When I began with ER4YT in the 1990s, that's what we all thought, but I was later led by Dr. D's work to avoid it in favor of "egg lecithin"; it's very, very hard to find and must be refrigerated.
That was the end of my "Membrane Fluidizer Cocktail" practice!  


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When I began with ER4YT in the 1990s, that's what we all thought, but I was later led by Dr. D's work to avoid it in favor of "egg lecithin"; it's very, very hard to find and must be refrigerated.
That was the end of my "Membrane Fluidizer Cocktail" practice!  

According to this thread, Soy Lecithin is OK for Type B:  
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1288047059/

I recall that since there are not an appreciable quantity of soy proteins in the lecithin, that it doesn't matter the source.  I'll see if I can find the original quote...


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Quoted from ruthiegirl
Soy lecithin is, I believe, neutral for all  types. The problematic parts of soy aren't found in the lecithin.


Some SWAMI users will find soy lecithin an avoid. The generic GT diet treats it as neutral if unlisted.
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Quoted from Agathe
Yes !
You seem educated about chocolat    

About Google......  

I haven't made it (yet?   ) to charming Neuchatel... I made it to Geneve though (1999), and had there the most wonderful chocolate truffles ever, beyond all dreams!  



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Quoted from ruthiegirl
Soy lecithin is, I believe, neutral for all  types. The problematic parts of soy aren't found in the lecithin. "Milkfat solids" could mean cream, butter, or ghee. It's  sometimes possible to find dairy-free dark chocolates.


Most soy in this country is GMO so I won't buy/eat anything with any soy ingredients.  Even if it's organic (which cannot be GMO).

I don't know if this would be an acceptable substitute but many health food stores sell sunflower lecithin.

Sunflower seeds and oil are both avoids for me but they might be OK for others.



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Quoted from mikeo
dark 70% chocolate or raw cacao powder in your smoothie...otherwise milk chocolate is an abomination


I agree! Well said! Go after the good stuff: raw cacao, I eat it everyday!
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Does anyone know if cocoa butter can be purchased? A lot of supposedly "healthy" desserts call for coconut butter, which some of us can't have. I wonder if it's at all feasible to make this substitution based on either the chemistry, or the cost.


Ohhh you chocolate lovers!!! You've got to read the book: Naked Chocolate by David Wolfe! Yes you can buy Cacao butter online at LongevityWarehouse.com or SunFood.com. No sugar or milk is added to it!

It's so easy to make your own chocolate candies at home. No baking required, I use the raw cacao powder (the real chocolate) and add my own healthy sweetener such as non GMO, non corn based, organic Xylitol or sometimes I will use raw organic coconut palm sugar (no coconut in it) I put this melted concoction (using Ghee butter) into a silicone baking pan that is divided into tiny squares (the perfect size for a little candy shape) and then it goes into the freezer & stays there until I am ready to eat my little frozen chocolate candies. I sometimes add chopped nuts too, and that makes for a great little "reeces peanut butter cup" but I don't use peanuts. You can buy the silicone baking pan online at Ebay, they have all shapes so that you can make your own chocolate bars and protein bars at home. Best way to do it! Got to have your cake and eat it too, right?
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Quoted from BHealthy

Most soy in this country is GMO so I won't buy/eat anything with any soy ingredients.  Even if it's organic (which cannot be GMO).

I don't know if this would be an acceptable substitute but many health food stores sell sunflower lecithin.

Sunflower seeds and oil are both avoids for me but they might be OK for others.


This is the one I buy at my natural foods store:
http://www.healthforce.com/sho.....amp;keyword=lecithin



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I started making my own when I discovered just how much processed sugar was in even DARK chocolate.

Try this:

Put a block of unsweetened chocolate in a double boiler with 1-2 tablespoons of ghee.
Once "soft", add enough compliant sweetener to taste (you'll be surprised at the amount). 1/4 - 1/2 cup maybe?
Once smooth and shiny, stir quickly, just enough to blend completely.

Hurry, so it doesn't break (de-homogenize), but don't whisk air into it. It's more art than science.
Spoon it out and roll between sheets of wax paper before it starts to cool.

Voila! Compliant chocolate treats!

Chopped nuts sprinkled on top and pressed in lightly are a good idea, but I've had bad luck trying to mix anything into the chocolate as the batch cooks. It upsets the balance of things and causes granularity.

Store it in the freezer. The absence of -something- makes it softer than store bought chocolate.

It turned out too bitter once, so I partially thawed it and pressed some stevia into it. Messy, but effective.

If you stir anything containing moisture into the chocolate, or even heat it to the point where it steams, the moisture will cause it to seize up or curdle.  It "agglutinates" the chocolate molecules   http://www.thekitchn.com/food-science-why-chocolate-sei-48510

Nature's Flavors, http://www.naturesflavors.com/.....s-for-chocolate.html, sells organic flavoring oils for chocolate.







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instead of using unsweetened dark chocolate baking squares from the store that is already processed, it is easier to just combine raw cacao powder and ghee or coconut oil or rice bran oil in a pan on low heat and mix till slightly melted. I add my compliant sweetener at that time too. Agave works the best, but most commercially made agave products that you buy at the store are not going to be compliant with your GT diet because they have been highly processed. I buy the truly raw agave online from NaturalZing.com. You've got to check out the farm & their manufacturing processes of how they make the Agave syrup first before you buy! Otherwise, you might be getting the same equivalent as High Fructose Corn Syrup.
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If you stir anything containing moisture into the chocolate, or even heat it to the point where it steams, the moisture will cause it to seize up or curdle.  It "agglutinates" the chocolate molecules   http://www.thekitchn.com/food-science-why-chocolate-sei-48510

Nature's Flavors, http://www.naturesflavors.com/.....s-for-chocolate.html, sells organic flavoring oils for chocolate.


Thank you, BHealthy! This would explain the hit or miss results I've been getting!

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Good to know, BHealthy and Eat to Live.  

I like the idea of raw cocoa powder with blackstrap molasses and either ghee or coconut oil.



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Hi..
I am new to the forums..... but I have been wondering about something for weeks!
I am a SWAMI determined Gatherer, and according to the GTD foods, CHOCOLATE is a diamond food. It doesn't say cocoa, it says Chocolate - but "chocolate" is essentially cocoa and sugar.
Can anyone tell me if they have hear what Dr D'Adamo has said about that?
Thanks!
Selina


Hi bestdayever, In the book Cook Right for your type on page 46:

The Sweet - Tooth Factor
Many followers of the Blood type Diet are elated to find sugar and chocolate on their Neutral lists. They're accustomed to being told to avoid these "bad" food-a rule that seems punitive. Neither sugar nor chocolate contain blood type agglutinating lectins which are poisonous. However, just because they appear onthe Neutral list doesn;t mean they have no effect at all. Alone, sugar provides no nutritional benefit, nor does chocolate-although chocolate does contain caffeine. Other sweeteners, such as honey and syrup, are just as empty of nutrients as white sugar. Let common sense be your guide when it comes to a decision about eating "empty" foods.

Welcome!


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Hi bestdayever, In the book Cook Right for your type on page 46:

The Sweet - Tooth Factor
Many followers of the Blood type Diet are elated to find sugar and chocolate on their Neutral lists. They're accustomed to being told to avoid these "bad" food-a rule that seems punitive. Neither sugar nor chocolate contain blood type agglutinating lectins which are poisonous. However, just because they appear onthe Neutral list doesn;t mean they have no effect at all. Alone, sugar provides no nutritional benefit, nor does chocolate-although chocolate does contain caffeine. Other sweeteners, such as honey and syrup, are just as empty of nutrients as white sugar. Let common sense be your guide when it comes to a decision about eating "empty" foods.

Welcome!


Also, I remember reading somewhere in his book that it made the Immune systems weak for 6 hours after eat.


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