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. .I grew up in the deep south where green vegetables were cooked till they looked almost black.
They tasted bitter and looked as bad as they tasted to me....That's when I learned to despise vegetables...In school, this is what was served to us at lunch...smelly collards and smelly dirty
looking mustard greens.  At home, my mother's repertoire was carrots, corn, peas and string
beans and creamed spinach. Mostly all was canned....later years, frozen...but I never tasted cauliflower or broccoli or any of the squashes until I was an adult.

I got married not knowing what to do with vegetables. I steamed them and mostly they tasted
bland and disgusting. .  .

Yes!  All vegetables in the south were either cooked to death, or they were smothered in sticky sugary stuff . . OR . . deep fried!  I also ended up steaming everything just to try and break out of that unhealthy cycle.  But the veggies didn't taste good enough to bother with.  Now I do a lot of stir-frying, which is really not fried, but stirred in a skillet on low heat with a little beneficial fat until the veggies are lightly tender, or I bake a few things and eat with ghee.  I still steam broccoli, but now I know when to take it off the heat.  

Since the weather is turning cold now, I'm starting to think about baking/roasting vegetables.  Oh, Yum!  

I need some tips.  Do you all cover your veggies when you bake them?



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So, how does Harmonia taste now?  

The green powder I currently take is so delicious I'm loathe to give it up for something that tastes nasty.  Mine is also organic, which Harmonia isn't. But, it has alfalfa leaf juice powder in it.  Not sprouts, just the leaves/grass, juiced and dried.  Alfalfa sprouts are listed as an avoid for me but there is no mention of the leaves....

Also, since I'm menopausal, I try to avoid supplements with iron in them and Harmonia was NOT recommended at the end of my SWAMI.  Does that mean I shouldn't take it?


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I am still researching this as I'm reluctant to take Harmonia based on its iron content.

In another thread I found this quote on alfalfa and type O attributed to Dr D:
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This is principally due to one of alfalfa's constituents, the amino acid   canavallin. This compound is a non-essential amino acid which competes with arginine and has been found to induce a reversible   lupus-like condition in some individuals. This syndrome is characterized by anemia, antibodies to DNA, and deposition of immunoglobulins and complement in the skin. The suspected mechanism is a loss of T suppressor activity. T suppressor cells modulate the immune response by "suppressing" the T killer cells. Thus, by "suppressing the suppressors" canavallin increases immune activity. However it is non-specific and often directed against the body's own tissues. As I wrote in ER4YT, type O's have higher rates of auto-immune disease over the other ABO types. (Mourant, 1985)

The component called "L-canavanine" is present in the seeds and sprouts but not the leaves.

According to http://www.livestrong.com/article/166250-alfalfa-arthritis-treatment/:
Canavanine is an unusual amino acid found in the seeds and sprouts but not in the mature leaves. Thus, alfalfa tea and capsules made from leaves would not be expected to contain canavanine.

So I'm going to assume that the product I currently use is OK with respect to canavanine.

I also found this quote:
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Alfalfa contains an additional compound with thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) activity. This TRH analog is biologically active, probably via the hypothalmus rather than the pituitary, and has the additional effect of inhibiting prolactin release. Since type O has a rather unstable thyroid metabolism to begin with, this adds yet another contra-indication against using the herb in this type.

This might be a problem for me so once I've had my thyroid checked, I will reevaluate.

Alfalfa is loaded with nutrients and is high in vitamin K (although I don't know whether it's K2) and might be a replacement for my K2 supplement which is derived from natto, another avoid for me.

The product I use is organic and GMO free.


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Supplements with iron in them are different than plant based foods that contain iron.


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