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Posted by: san j, Monday, October 24, 2005, 10:10pm
There's all this news about katrina and wilma... but on the very bottom of page 12 of a recent SF Examiner there's a 2 sentence paragraph to this effect:

79,000 DEAD, AND STILL COUNTING, IN PAKISTAN QUAKE

I think that merits the front page, certainly ahead of Maria Shriver's visit to the Exploratorium or the visit of Mayor Newsom to the Pier whence a deranged schizoid woman had tossed her 3 babes into the water.

79,000, which means, in Pakistan, something like 20,000 B's!!!!!

Can anyone here comprehend the meaning of these numbers?  While O's succumb to cholera and A's/AB's to cancer/cardiovascular disease, and B's to viruses,

EVERYBODY is killed by such "acts of God"... Count my mind BLOWN.
Posted by: Kristin, Monday, October 24, 2005, 10:20pm; Reply: 1
The US media is truly pathetic when it comes to acknowledging the magnitude of world events.

It is totally mind-blowing, unfathomable... I just cannot imagine coping with an event of that scale...
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 24, 2005, 11:08pm; Reply: 2
Kristin,
how about starting part II of this great thread?
adding the link to this part I, ofcourse for reference.
it is taking quite long to load.
Posted by: Kristin, Monday, October 24, 2005, 11:11pm; Reply: 3
There you go, Lola :K)

This one shouldn't take quite as long to load...  ;)


Here's the original thread... also a sticky in the Live Right forum:


http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=lr4yt,m=1110066247
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 12:10am; Reply: 4
great job, thanks!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 9:30am; Reply: 5
Quoted from Kristin
The US media is truly pathetic when it comes to acknowledging the magnitude of world events.

It is totally mind-blowing, unfathomable... I just cannot imagine coping with an event of that scale...


Really it isn´t only US media - danish media aswell! And danish government and population...

Norway gave around 220 mill dk kr and denmark gave 30-45 mill.dk kr- we are about the same population and same economic standard! I feel so ashamed of being danish... we have become a selfcentered and xonophobian society. SAD
1 dollar= 6 dk kr.

Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 4:26pm; Reply: 6
if Paris Hilton had been in Pakistan during the quake, there would have definitely been more coverage!! ........pathetic but true!!
Posted by: Ellie, Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 10:08pm; Reply: 7
We have had quite  a lot of coverage of what's happening in Pakistan - we do have a lot of Asians who will have families over there - very worrying for them - but the other night I did notice the headlines were about the Conservative Leadership Contest followed by the Earthquake.... Hmmm - which one is more important?

I actually avoid watching too much of the news as they tend to go over and over the same things, endlessly discussing and if possible trying to find blame for whatever it is, and this actually affects me negatively - and seems so pointless. Yet, behind the scenes often there is a lot of good that happens that is just not covered by the main news. This I find depressing. How can we hope for people to grow up with a positive view of the world around them if all they are exposed to is the negativity and the "bad" things?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 7:31am; Reply: 8
I agree - We used to watch the news while we were eating dinner- but I have stopped- because it was so blody depressing- somehow I didn´t want my daughter to belive that all things that happends are negative/ terrible events.
We still watch the news together at other times- because I believe very strongly in telling kids about the world- including the bad sides... but at dinnertime- nope.
Posted by: typebdiet, Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 1:36pm; Reply: 9
Yesterday, the 2000th American soldier was killed in Iraq.  As horrific as this is, there is much less mention of what is speculated to be 30,000 Iraqis killed during this senseless war. (Please excuse my political leanings.)

Gail
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 2:20pm; Reply: 10
it is ok Gail and I agree :-)
Posted by: san j, Friday, November 18, 2005, 3:53am; Reply: 11
Hello B's.  Hello B-halves of AB's.

Exj_j is, for the moment, back in the saddle, for numerous reasons...and by various means.  Some of it is inspirations/coincidences/synchronicities that were the answers to y'all's prayers, fer sher.

Whattan amazing bunch you/we are!!

Ellie, what's going on with you -- I recall there was a health challenge coming up for you in November, so, if you care to, remember we're here for ya.

And Kristin:  Where've you been?  You used to be everywhere, and, maybe it's me, I don't think I've seen from you in awhile?

I picked up a book at a sale the other day, on Central Asia (Uzbek/Khazak region): Very jazzed about it, not ready to start it right away, but I'm looking forward to reading it ... side by side with a book about those RUGS!!! The rugs of the nomads from the B regions are very attractive, and less expensive than those of villagers and workshops...Made by B ancestors/relatives, no doubt!

Check in, brethren and sistren.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, November 18, 2005, 9:20am; Reply: 12

Good to see you Exj
Ellie
I was wondering about the same?
Haven´t heard from you a while!

Well guys I am 2 weeks into my 4 week teachers practice :
I am at a pretty large school teaching 8 years old - they are so funny and sweet
This week I really had to use all my B´nes. We were working together with children from grade 1-9  mixed! in a theme about children in other countries.
I was part of the South American team.
It really demanded a lot of imagination, octoupus behavior and I LOVED IT - it was so fun...
Lots of the old teachers really couldn´t stand it- not being safe in the classroom with their own kids- but I liked the networking- the stories- the chaos .. BUT when I came home I really needed to be left alone!
I have 2 weeks left- It will be more tradional teaching- I´ll be teaching the 8 yo danish - will do a theme about the old nordic gods. I think it ´ll be fun
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, November 20, 2005, 3:04pm; Reply: 13
It's been a month so I thought I would bump this back to the top. Well Thanksgiving is nearly hear all of the relatives will be getting togather, 2/3's Bs with scattered puzzled Os. At least 2 people will bring cheesecakes and I will be putting cream in the pumpkin pie made with veggies glycerine I'll be making, after I tweak it I'll post it. Made with fresh grated pumpkin. Then we'll watch the college football team from the school most of us attended get used, bruised, and abused. The dogs will outdo their usually best at the "I'm starving, may I please have some more?" A distant relative from a nearby mil;itary base will be there for the first time. Could we have a lone A? More latter from "As the Spit Turns"
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, November 20, 2005, 3:49pm; Reply: 14
Oh happy thanksgiving -look foreward to hear more ;-)
Posted by: san j, Sunday, November 20, 2005, 6:51pm; Reply: 15
gulgcoastguy!!!
where've you been?
doncha know there's a B and Individuality II now?  I like having the whole thing on one thread too, but the techies said "takes too long", so we're supposed to use that second thread.
B & Individuality, by any name, is a really special place to be.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, November 21, 2005, 1:42am; Reply: 16
Well you know how we INTJ Type B's are about doing it our way, but to answer your question I was out of town for close to a week. Continuing education seminar at a casino in Tunica MS. Decent buffet though so I was able to stay in reasonable complience with the exception of exercize.
Posted by: Kristin, Monday, November 21, 2005, 2:09am; Reply: 17
Quoted from exj_j
And Kristin:  Where've you been?  You used to be everywhere, and, maybe it's me, I don't think I've seen from you in awhile?



Hey exj_j... thanks for thinking of me  :K)

Still here... I was gone for a week or so but back now. Just not posting much lately... but yes, I'm around... lurking as they say... ;D

gulfcoastguy... so good to hear from you again!! I've been wondering how things are shaping up down in your part of the country...


Glad we're able to keep this thread a'goin'

Blessed B  :K)

Posted by: san j, Monday, November 21, 2005, 4:29pm; Reply: 18
Welcome back, Kristin and gulfcoastguy. It's like gathering round the Thanksgiving table, "seeing" everyone again!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, November 21, 2005, 5:57pm; Reply: 19
::) big sis is getting after us ::) häää ;D :D recruitment of our families ;) :D
Posted by: Ellie, Monday, November 21, 2005, 7:30pm; Reply: 20
thank you for remembering me folks. I have my op on Weds so any positive thoughts you can send my way I won't turn down. Not been too well for a few weeks so have been keeping quiet...

Will let you know what happens when I'm back.

Hope things going ok for you exjj, and glad you've  been having fun in the classroom Henriette!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, November 21, 2005, 7:34pm; Reply: 21
Ellie...dearle...we are all with you and keep our fingggerles crossed for you and you op


                                 :D :K) :K) :K)
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 3:37pm; Reply: 22
Thinking of Ellie Right Now.
Posted by: san j, Friday, November 25, 2005, 8:57pm; Reply: 23
Ellie?  Ellie? How'd it go?
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, November 26, 2005, 7:37am; Reply: 24
??) we wanna know and wish you all the best :K)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, December 1, 2005, 4:09pm; Reply: 25
Hopefully she ´ll be back soon :-)
Posted by: Ellie, Thursday, December 1, 2005, 10:11pm; Reply: 26
Yes, I am here folks - updated on my own little thread - the pre-surgery one. I didn't realise my little B friends were thinking of me on here - it's so heartwarming to see those messages.

So for those who don't know, I couldn't actually have the op because my blood pressure was too high (first reading 157/110) but at least have seen and experienced hospital and staff first hand and am pleased with my choice. ..so now have to get the BP sorted before I go back - I have had a new date through of 5th April next year.....which should mean I will have moved house and had a bit of a chance to settle first....

So exjj how are things with you?

Henriette, have you got exams/assessments? I meant to email you, still catching up with myself!
Posted by: san j, Friday, December 2, 2005, 5:41am; Reply: 27
Hey, Ellie! Yay, you're back.  OK.

Sorry, but I can't go into much detail about the "situation".  I'd love to remain on a sort of "code green" status, or something, whereby I'll just know you B's are occasionally directing a little prayer my way...

As for you, I hope you're feeling ok.  What are you doing about the Blood Pressure? Have you seen Dr. D's book on Cardiovascular Disease?  It's great. Between the focussed diet, the supplements (there's a hypertension protocol in there) and the exercise/fitness, you may very well tweak those numbers downward.
Hope so.
Posted by: Kristin, Friday, December 2, 2005, 8:56pm; Reply: 28
Thanks for checking in both places Ellie. I'm glad your trial run went well.  :)

Better keep those channels open for B love, exj_j  ;)


Hey B's - I had a nice B experience this Thanksgiving. We visited my husband's aunt in Santa Fe and she asked me about the BTD. So I gave her the rundown... and her blood type?... she's a B too!! But not only that... both her ex-husbands were B's (I always wondered how that B&B combo would work... obviously not so well for her  :-/) and all 4 of her children are B's. So here I was surrounded by B's and I didn't even know it! She then told me a story of when her daughter was a young adult and went from very healthy to very sickly in a short period of time. What was the culprit? Her daughter had stopped eating dairy. When she began eating dairy again as her mother suggested, her health returned.

Too cool!

8)
Posted by: san j, Friday, December 2, 2005, 9:14pm; Reply: 29
Wow, Kristin! Especially love the dairy part! We B's have simply GOT to lead the charge against AntiDairy Propaganda Forces!  Stories like Kristin's husband's niece's, and like many of ours, scream out to be told in the mainstream. Calling Dr. D?

And Henriettebsec and I are gung-ho WholeMilk, etc.

Lucky you, Kristin, with all those B's.  But I have to say -- uh oh, I'll get fried for this -- Many B's are... too much for me.  I mean, B's are often unusual, yes, as am I, but some have some really VOLATILE moods, and in a family setting, this can be draining.  ... There, I've said it.  I think it might be acceptable, coming from an actual B, right? But I wonder about B's sometimes, "Is this one of the sane ones or one of the I-dare-you-to-handle-me/demanding ones?"  (Any takers?)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, December 2, 2005, 10:10pm; Reply: 30
Funny in my B and O family the O's are the ones with the volatile moods. All the B's would just shrug and think "to each his own" . The B's seem to be more accepting of people's differences while the O's are much more conventional and a bit dull! At least the B's out number the O's.
Posted by: Ellie, Saturday, December 3, 2005, 12:10am; Reply: 31
That's a really interesting story with the dairy Kristin! I seem to do better with goats dairy tho than cows (although a little bit seems ok).

Exj-j, I haven't done anything specific about the BP yet. Need to make an appointment with the GP, have just been adjusting to being back home. It has made me really think about how I do push myself still to do more than my body can handle, incl sometimes trying to go for a walk or even talk too much which I can feel makes my body stressed and as if it doesn't know how to calm itself down. So as I have a few things to do already in the next week or so, I will not make an appointment with the GP immediately.esp as I now have till next April!! ...I've been wondering about giving Nitricycle a go too. And to up my meditations. ..
and still keep looking at the secretor test which I haven't done yet.

Also, not expecting any intimate details from you, just an indication - are you code red for emergency eg? Keep reminding us, so we keep lighting candles for you!

Posted by: goredsox, Saturday, December 3, 2005, 3:43am; Reply: 32
hey fellow Bs,

Just want to get the nonfat/lowat/fullfat dairy debate started again, if you dont mind.

like many of you I have switched to full fat dairy recently, largely because of some B's raving posts about fullfat dairy. I too think that it just tastes way better and it also makes me feel better. lowfat and nonfat milk has such an empty taste, almost like water.

But heres my question: Why is fullfat dairy better for weight loss? What's the logic behind that? Isn't more fat = more weight gain? I am confused. This goes beyond my intelluctual grasp ??) ;D
Posted by: goredsox, Saturday, December 3, 2005, 3:44am; Reply: 33
"intelluctual" ... LOL  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, December 3, 2005, 9:43am; Reply: 34
dearle- you might have *the* digestion for such fullfat things, not me :'( and your weightgainer is wheat and maize......very:P
the reply lies in your genetic-response ::) ;D :K)

my super-quicky-weightgainer is *sugar* ::) :'( :'( :'( of all kinds........ ;)
Posted by: san j, Saturday, December 3, 2005, 9:29pm; Reply: 35
I want to find for you the name of a scientist at the forefront of this, someone in particular, not at the tip of my tongue right now, and I'm not home at the moment: Rapidler, I promise I'll get you that name. I think it's Virginia E....

But another one comes to mind, actually the perfect "entree" name for this issue of Fats leading to weight loss, also now a "bestseller": Will Crower? or Clower, PhD, author of The Fat Fallacy.  This'll set you on the right road.  And he refers to the above and other scientists. I love the book! And I'm considered a tough customer...

Really cool to see the "Food Group Pyramids" of different countries in this book,  how the US is on its own bizarre track.

In the US, we've been pushing the "low fat" thing, and our incidence of heart disease keeps getting worse and worse!! ESPECIALLY during the same years that Americans are cutting back on fats more and more.  Find out more about this by reading The Fat Fallacy.  In fact, I recommend this book to all B's especially.

Now: How did I lose 10 lbs in September?  By enjoying full fat dairy.  Rapidler learned of this and put it to the test, obviously successfully.  Here it is in a nutshell: Keyword: SATIETY.
Instead of stressing carbs, which low-fat eaters do (the ingredients lists of "low-fat" products often add carbs, not to mention chemicals, to imitate taste factors/consistency), and instead of eating HUGE low-fat protein sources, we full fat eaters, in adding cream, for instance, are enjoying the LONGEST LASTING and filling and "mmm....satisfying" aspects of our food.  We are thus not frantically seeking to satisfy inexplicable cravings with add-on carb snacks.  We're happy people.  Food is GREAT at mealtimes, because it includes everything we want and need. We're not deluded that fractionating dairy products (and adding various chemicals to the fraction to simulate decent products) is going to be GOOD for us!  

Most important, as Clower points out, we're not waiting for American Dietary associations to admit that the other countries are healthier and eat differently, including Whole Dairy.  He points out how difficult it is in Europe (and I concur, and would include the middle east) to LOCATE low- or non-fat dairy products in the markets.  These people don't use them, and their health is PHENOMENALLY better than ours.  

Clower was on a different track, originally.  He was a neuroscientist on 2-year research fellowship in Lyon, France, and the lifestyle over there, the diet, etc., really intrigued him, to the point of changing his whole career focus.  His whole family was eating daily cheese, butter, cream, and dropping the pounds. So he wrote The Fat Fallacy.  There are other books out there, with "French" in the title, "French Diet", "French Women", "French Paradox"... but, having browsed them in the stacks, they're not, for me anyway, as compelling. Fat Fallacy holds together, is cogently presented, and is kind of humourous and iconoclastic: Perfect for BTDers!

Interesting note:  The size of the Heavy Whipping Cream display at my local Whole Foods Market is... HUGE.  I don't know if they've SUBSTANTIALLY increased their purchase for the holiday season or what.  I think the Atkins followers are a pretty big factor...
Posted by: san j, Saturday, December 3, 2005, 9:50pm; Reply: 36
On another recent topic on the thread, B's and moods.

I've been noting the blood types of clients for a few years now.  My B clients can be a test.  Some of them are kind of demanding, as in "See how difficult I can be? Admit it, I'm a hard case".  I usually score VERY well with my B clients in the end, because I can meet them every step of the way. But they can be challenging. But it's as if they're saying "Prove how good you are at this.  I'm your most difficult case. I wouldn't be surprised if you just threw up your hands and gave up".

Maybe I expressed it badly above, in a former entry. I called it moodiness. But, actually, it's, rather, a sense of "specialness", as in "I'm a Special Case".

But: Aha!  Because we B's are found in such small numbers around the Western world, we get used to being different...

I don't know, friends, I'm just rambling.  See if you can cope with me.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, December 3, 2005, 10:23pm; Reply: 37
do you speak about CLA for weightloss?? amiebibi ??) :D
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 3, 2005, 10:38pm; Reply: 38
high fat cheese has a very low carb ratio.

a high fat diet, will definately let you loose weight.

the lower your carb intake, the faster you loose.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, December 4, 2005, 3:44pm; Reply: 39
Hi all B´s
Great to see you Ellie.
I would say some stress relief would lover your blood pressure and mayby high potassium food?

I am and have been stressed. My last 2 weeks with the kids ( teaching) was a bit demanding.
The planning...... (I am really in many ways a spontanious person) and the fact that kids normal teacher was sitting in the back looking at me......
BUT I did get very good feed back ... they told me that the only thing I lacked was something I would not learn at College:
Experience!!! :-)

Next 2 weeks will be busy..
I´ve got my first really large paper....Exams in danish
Paper is about about kids reading habits -what they read and why-
and then it is Christmas.
A little bit stressful for me since:
Last year my dad died from me in the Christmas.
Actually he first died Jan 9th... but somehow I felt he died during Christmas. I do feel fine about him dying etc yes I miss him...
but It makes it important that this Chistmas is a nice -happy one - and not that sad weird one like last year.

So think about me the next weeks.- and give me good vibrations ;-)
I´ll be around some days. It makes me happy reading your guys` posts -
HUGS to every one.

Posted by: Kristin, Sunday, December 4, 2005, 5:12pm; Reply: 40
Hi Henriette  :K)

I remember when you talked about your dad dying at the beginning of this year, and what a sad time that was for you then. I do send you all the good vibrations that I can to have the Christmas that you most desire this year.  :K) :D 8)

We'll be thinking of you... and best of luck with your term papers and exams... we're all rooting for ya! Remember to find time to relax and decompress... so important, and medicinal, actually, for us B's.

:)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, December 4, 2005, 10:24pm; Reply: 41
Henriette,
best of luck!! )
Posted by: san j, Monday, December 5, 2005, 12:52am; Reply: 42
"URGENCY"!

Last night I figured out what I was trying to say re: B's.  I think we're basically analytical types, used to figuring things out in our lives somewhat on our own, and when we can't, we don't:

- DENY our need, as would, say, an O, who might convert neediness to anger
- DOUBT ourselves, get anxious internally but try to hide the need, as might an A

but, rather, being analytical types, we B's reach a point where a light goes off in our heads that says, "OK Time to Get Help!" and then: "Make sure the helper knows how desperate the situation is!!" And there's this URGENCY re need, for the B, as if to say: "Hey, if it weren't REALLY BAD I wouldn't be consulting anybody"...

That's it.  We B's are relatively Independent types, and when we make the decision to reach out for help, we're not Angry with the counselor, we're not Scared of what's happening, but we're recognizing the seriousness of the situation, and this can call forth all kinds of emotions in and of itself, that we're not accustomed to sharing. Maybe.  

Thought-work in Progress.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, December 7, 2005, 8:48am; Reply: 43
Thanks - I am feeling a little better- since my "professor " decided it was ok to get the paper fished in January instead :-)

Exj-J
I think you are SO RIGHT
At least it fits almost 100 % on me.

BUT

Yesterday I had this weird reaction- I realized that when I freak out with my family and gets angry or sad- it is when they show too much weakness.
I think it is because I try to be strong and independent and it has to be really serious before I ask for help- so when I find my family showing weakness... It reminds me that I am weak as well.. And I loose it...
I had a stupid and very bad fight with Emma ( My daughter) a week a go and I got so upset because I realized I was really freaking out because she was sad  for no reason ( That was my thought in the situaton)
I don´t get it
All tests I have done ( to get a job) shows high on empati- that I am really good at understanding other people and their feelings and then I get so upset when my family shows weakness.
Posted by: Ellie, Thursday, December 8, 2005, 11:43pm; Reply: 44
Henriette :o

Just sending you lots of HUGS and (sunny) thoughts and your daughter too - is she thinking about her granddad like you? Funnily enough today was my granddad's birthday - his death was really awful for all of us, and I was much older than your daughter...Also, I know I sometimes do far too much, I've always been the tough one, (I think that's part of being an older sister too) but sometimes if I feel I need help and nobody seems to care or notice without being asked then I got really annoyed at other people getting all the help they want - and i suppose this is when they are weak - so I wonder if it's the way I can feel with my family. Don't  beat yourself up about it - you're still wonderful  ;)

Bs and Independence - wow, that is so true! Also not asking for help very easily. I think that fits my sis that's definitely a B and my friend here that's a B. Maybe the way we think/express ourselves is different therefore we can be easily misunderstood and learn early on to shut up and quietly keep our own counsel! I sometimes say something and people find it funny and I seem to get laboled as weird. Anybody else get that? Although I'm sure life experiences come into it too.



Posted by: Kristin, Friday, December 9, 2005, 12:06am; Reply: 45
Oh yes, Ellie... the weirdness factor. And feeling misunderstood most of the time, too.

Yes... I have learned to "quietly keep my own counsel" as you so eloquently phrased it... much easier that way. But I think the world needs the voices of B's in it too so I have made conscious efforts in recent years to voice my perceptions and realities and not worry about how it is interpretted by others.

And I find it so important to surround myself with other weird people... or "socialize in alternative circles", as a friend puts it. They don't have to weird in the same way as I am... but I like being around people who choose to live a unique rather than conformative life.

Maybe it's just a B thing...

:)
Posted by: Ellie, Friday, December 9, 2005, 12:24am; Reply: 46
Hi Kristin

Yes, it is important to speak our truths in the right places and times - this is something I have just started to do, be much more vocal about who I am - this is about me saying "I have just as much right to be here as everybody else, and to voice my opinions". And yes, do you think it's coincidence that the one good friend I have made where I am living is a fellow weird B? I think not. Although we did meet through our Welsh classes, which isn't that weird! (not in my opinion anyway!).

I am finally giving myself permission to explore the world fully wherever  I feel led. How's this for weirdness  - I have just received the first instalments of  the Bardic level course for a Druidic order, which I am hoping will help deepen my connection with the world around me, living in tune with nature and all that,  and help develop my creativity. It is NOT a religion in case anyone thinks I'm getting religious.  Seems pretty B-like to me!
Posted by: Kristin, Friday, December 9, 2005, 12:54am; Reply: 47
:D :D :D

Love it!! The Welsh classes and the course for becoming a druid. How cool!


And deepening your connection to the world and nature, developing creativity,... yeah... you're a B all right.  ;D  How wonderful that you are allowing yourself to follow those inner impulses for self-exploration. Very inspiring!!

:K)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, December 9, 2005, 4:36am; Reply: 48
Yes we are different but sometimes that is a good thing. Alot of people I work with, usually O's with a few A's seem to think that there is only one solution to a problem. I can allways come up will several alternate solutions one of which is that maybe it isn't a problem at all. Maybe it is just the pattern sensing INTJ in me. About being independent my family is mostly B's with a few O's and we are about as independent as cats. The B's in the family can work togather on joint projects though.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, December 9, 2005, 9:19pm; Reply: 49
;) just a bit royal ;) :D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 1:56am; Reply: 50
Hey, how're all you B's (and half-B's) doing? Checking in at the Best Thread in Town!

Check out the Introvert/Extravert thread too: I think it would be interesting to poll B's in particular.  However, it'd be hard to extrapolate from any data we'd thus collect.  There are plenty of really extraverted B's out there making millions of dollars, not hanging out in a Forum...

How's Henriette? How's Ellie? New Hampshire Girl? Gulfcoastguy and all the rest? Where's Betul? Say Hello!
Posted by: Kristin, Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 2:23am; Reply: 51
I was hoping someone would step in to keep this thread alive and I figured it would be you, exj_j...  ;) :K)  

But don't worry... I was keeping my eye on it and wouldn't let it fall off into oblivion.


Yes... the Bee's have been rather quiet lately.... perhaps hibernating??? I know that living in a temperate climate, I tend to be less active this time of year, too.

:)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 2:59am; Reply: 52
Hi, doing pretty well. I'm just getting ready to go back to work after the new years holiday. Tomorrow I am going to get blood drawn)(drained?) and a week latter I'll know how bad the 2 month break in my excercise and eating routines that Katrina caused have affected my lipid and sugar levels. That will no doubt take half a day as I think the doctor added a new test on her little blue form. I am Intj on the meyers brigg test though all though the n rating wasn't very strong.
Posted by: Ellie, Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 10:27pm; Reply: 53
Hi everybody HAPPY NEW YEAR

Yes, I have been away - at my sister's for Christmas and then my other sister (with kids)came to us for New Year....busy time!

Henriette emailed me - her phone line has been down so is missing being on here, but is ok it seems.

Gulfcoastguy, hope your tests come out well.

From a book based on the Meyers-Brigg test, I think I assessed myself as INFP....
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, January 4, 2006, 4:29pm; Reply: 54
YES I AM BACK
Today my phone came up.
Some stupid girl got annoyed with my daughter a cut our line- It is sitting on the corner of our house.....

BUT I am sooo back.
Almost finished my paper for school - good thing amount not being tempted to do the www ;-)

Had a pretty decent christmas - only had to many cookies, marzipane and chocolate :-D
BUT no real bad stuf so I am feeling fine
- just need to go back on my full fat dairy, veggies. meat/fish / fruit B diet again

. Got a very nice book about yoga - tried some of it.- oh my god (or gods) I am soooo stiff!

Well weather has kept us indoor- LOTS of snow and some days with snow blizzard made me stay on the sofa with books and hot cocoa ( good to be a B !)

I am actually even feeling ok about the the 1 year date for my dads death - somehow things has calmed down- however Igot a bit upset yesterday- one of my daughters friend ´s big sister died New Years eve, after having a blood clot in her brain. She was just 13 years old and seemed ok healthy...

I just couldn´t believe it- it made me so sad and had to think about life and I was even nice all day!
Emma thought :How weird my mum does not ask me to tidy up or shout today !

seriously it made me think a lot about how important it is to enjoy life

SO HAPPY NEW YEAR - ENJOY AND LIVE IT

Hugs to all of you
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, January 4, 2006, 5:07pm; Reply: 55
                                         :K)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 12:21am; Reply: 56
that is truly sad, Henriette.

it does make you ponder........(
Posted by: Ellie, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 1:08am; Reply: 57
Henriette, good to have you back on the web!

I am still overindulging as there is still too much temptation in the house! (my stomach is coping very well, maybe helped by the dandelion tincture I  have started taking?)

I also know of a sudden death of a 9? year old girl, the daughter of our local garage salesman (altho didn't know her personally), from a brain haemmorrhage or something.This also happened at Christmas.

All my family are alive - but my two sisters are having major crises.... there's a lot of shaking up going on in the world at this time, I understand it to be like a waking up call for the world...
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 1:15am; Reply: 58
I wonder if they suffered from strong migraines before this tragedy happened?
Posted by: Ellie, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 1:31am; Reply: 59
What are you thinking,Lola? There is an article in the local paper about this little girl, but as far as I know, there was nothing to indicate there was anything wrong..
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 1:40am; Reply: 60
this goes to show how vulnerable we all are!! (
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 1:55am; Reply: 61
Hi there!  :K)  I found myself indulging in chocolates left over from Christmas so I took myself in hand and threw out almost a whole box of chocolates.  :o  That took some will power, I'll tell you!  :P

I'm very glad for the calm atmosphere around here after a glorious Christmas celebration with the whole family.  All our grown-up kids and spouses and 3 grandchildren come over every Thanksgiving and every Christmas so it seems to me all I have been thinking about is food, even chocolate pies which I made.  :B  I still manage to weigh the same but am waiting for my new prescription of Westhroid to arrive so I can improve my weight loss, hopefully.  I realize my expectations are too high at this point but nevertheless I can't seem to help myself!  ;D

My exercising went by the boards this past month but I'm back on the treadmill and lifting my weights.  So, really, I'm enjoying this calm atmosphere  :) and then I'll look for something to rev up my life some more.  8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 10:47am; Reply: 62
Good for your New Hamshire.
Well all of our homemade choclates are gone- and since they were made of almonds.honey, butter, dry fruts and really dark chocolate I think they were pretty harmless.
Well I haven´t put weight on :-)

OH Ellie I am so sad to hear about your sisters and this little girl.
Makes me want to LIVE life even more .
Yes life is fragile isn´t it.
I don´t think this girl had any health problems... you know teens never look very healthy-I think she was pretty typical.
Emma told me that her parents had been told that there was no indications why ! But off course they are completely shocked.

I can´t help to think about two B´s I know who had blood clots- me and my granny.
When I was 20 I went on the pill- I did not live BTD at that time- but did pretty well foodvice since I lived in Dublin.  I had plenty of lamb, potatoes, carrots and cabbage.
After 1 month or so I had this severe pain in my left arm- went to hospital my bloodpressure was shy high and I they told me that I have had a minor blood clot in my arm.
Went off the pill and today I have absolutely NO indications that I should be in any risk .. I am still 15 kg overweigt but othervice very healthy.
THe other B was my grandmother. She was 93 when she had a blood clot in the brain and died- her LAST SUPPER  was CHICKEN ON RYE BREAD ! makes you wonder.........

Back to LIFE

I am really not good at planned exercise-
I like walking- climbing mountains(  a bit difficult her in Denmark)- swimming in the sea( In the summer :-) )- physically work with a purpose- like cycling to the shops, digging the garden etc
- othervice I am really not great.
I got this book about yoga to brush up my memory ( I used to do it a lot) and I seem ok about that.

Yesterday I used Emmas step counter and I know I was sitting infront of the computer a lot that day- however I only took 1000 steps???? I just can´t believe it !-some one told me I should take 10 000 steps pr day.
Normally I would have walked about 30-45 min. but weather was bad and I was busy with my essay for school.

Any thoughts about numbers of steps pr day ?
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, January 5, 2006, 10:53am; Reply: 63
tooo much of wheat in their foods :(
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 10:57am; Reply: 64
yep and sugar and weird E numbers and  so called healthty sweeternes as well !
Posted by: Poly, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 3:00pm; Reply: 65
So sad about those young children dying. It feels so wrong. I just heard that one girl I used to know (we lived at the same dorm in Copenhagen) died a few months ago from a brain tumor. She was in her early 30's. So sad... :'(

Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
...She was 93 when she had a blood clot in the brain and died- her LAST SUPPER  was CHICKEN ON RYE BREAD ! makes you wonder.........


Haha, Henriette. If I were 93 I would eat what ever I pleased. Period! ;D
Besides, when she made it this far on a Danish pork and rye bread diet, I'm sure she was pretty much immune to lectins. ;)
Just like my granny who was 92 when she died. All her life she drank 10 cups of coffee a day and her favourite food was white wheat bread with butter and cheese. She hated vegetables - only ate them pickled - never ate fruit if not as marmelade (she made the most wonderful marmelade - mmmmmm!) and never drank a glass of milk. Dunno her blood type, but I don't think any blood type would fit into THAT diet! ;D

Quoted from Henriette
- climbing mountains(  a bit difficult her in Denmark)


What? You have Møns Klint just around the corner! :P :D

Quoted from Henriette
Any thoughts about numbers of steps pr day ?


10.000 steps is the recommended amount. This november we had a competition at work, where we wore step counters and raced other work places. We could win a trip to the Virgin Islands. It was through Helse. Even though I stand and walk all day long at work, I don't take more than max 6000 steps during the 8 hours I normally work! That was a bit schocking - I thought it was way more! :o So I had to walk the dog or vacuum the whole house when I came home to hit 10000. Phew!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 4:15pm; Reply: 66
Yes I thought it was 10.000 steps- but I realised today that I had placed it wrong- so it was not sensitive enough- I missed a lot of steps- until now (afternoon) I have taken 8000 steps- and it has been pretty much a office day- however I went for a 30 min. walk.

Møns klint - yeah right :-)- it is dangerous this time of the year!.

Old people eating weird diet:
I know for sure my geanny never ate weird oils-trans fat-margarine, E numbers or a massive amount of sugar.
She did eat some avoid food for b like
pork and rye bread- but chicken was a luxury and corn and tomatoes was not that common.
She had plenty of whole fat milk, butter, veggies and fruit grown in their own garden, she had eggsfrom her own chicks almost every day. Some fish and meat( well no lamb , but rabbit, beef and pork)
Her lifestyle- with lots of children and her beloved garden- would I consider perfect  for a B :-)

I really don´t think a lot of people walk 10.000 steps pr day- but i recond it is one of the main reasons why people get fat today!
Posted by: san j, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 9:11pm; Reply: 67
Ellie:

No, I'm pretty much "holding" at the weight I achieved in October, but the "holidays" intervened, and, though I've remained compliant, there's been alot of disorder in my eating.

BTW, The Dungeness crab season is underway.  And now we're into January/Feb., when they're at their sweetest.  I allow myself to nose in on this season.  I've tried them once, in December, and, y'know?  They didn't "do it for me" this time!  Am I weaned? Fine.  One more shot, in Jan. or Feb.
And that'll be it.  The guys down at the Oyster Depot are wondering where the heck I've BEEN!

AFTERTHOUGHT: Where's Betul La Turquoise?
Posted by: Poly, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 9:42pm; Reply: 68
You're absolutely right, Henriette. I too believe it's the transfats, E numbers, stress and sugar that kills off people early.

Actually I don't think we'll see more and more people getting over 100 years old, as they tell us on TV. I think in a few years time the number will fall again, because our generation is slowly killing itself with wrong food, not enough physical work and stress.

I'm sure if we asked both our grandmothers, none of them had ever experienced stress as we do today. If they had work (my grandmother worked in the accountant-department of a chocolate-factory before she got married) it's not at all comparable to what work is like today. That's what my 82 years old godmother tells me anyway, who worked as a typist at an office before she got married. They maybe had long hours, but there was plenty of time for chatting with your co-workers or run an errand if needed.
Come to think of it, my godmother follows the exact same diet as my grandmother did. :o :P ;)

As we've discussed before, when asked, 100+ years old always seem to have had simple quiet lifes. Lots of them hard working people with lots of children and not much money. I can only think of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (95 years old Danish billionaire) who doesn't fit that picture. But still - I think he and his wife has kept their private life simple...
Posted by: Ellie, Thursday, January 5, 2006, 9:42pm; Reply: 69
EXj-j. holding seems pretty good to me! I'm too scared to get on the scales (not that the ones we've got are accurate - they make you even weightier than you really are - no need for that! ;D)

Henriette, we've been told 10,000 steps here too. I sent off for a pedometer but either  I didn't set it up properly or it was rubbish anyway - it wasn't even accurate in the house :o. It also said it wouldn't work except on the flat (not much use when you live in a mountaineous area ??)!!) so didn't really use it at all. I should be doing a lot of steps going up and down our house, although haven't actually counted - we live in a four storey house with lots of stairs and my bedroom is on the top floor!!!

And I do think that having purer food gives you a better chance healthwise - both my "grannies" lived to be over 90...(although the men conked out sooner  ;).BTW, today we had local grass-fed lamb chops for tea - the texture and amount of meat is so much better than what normally comes from the local supermarket. Makes healthy eating a pleasure.

Did I tell I was reading a book on meditation? I was sent a free link to an e-book to download - only read a few chapters but quite interesting - looking at what exactly is meditation (eg and how it may differ from other techniques), the scientific research behind it, and how to do it..
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, January 6, 2006, 4:49pm; Reply: 70
Ellie it  sounds good- the lamb and the meditation ;-)
Well yesterday I reached 9570 steps so it was a good day-
Today I have been lazy( had a mayor headache for 3 days !!! ) so I have only reached 5000...
BTW I cured my headache by eating a lunch of pretty fatty stuff:fried egg( my first from my chick in months - the sun is coming back)- cheese and red pepper, and turkey and apple and a large glass of full fat jersey milk!
I realised that the whole week I have been very low in fat- and I was kind of hungry all the time.
30 minutes after my meal I was fine and felt no hunger for the first time in a week. So look out! being low fat can really trigger your health!.
I am starting to think that the guys at /www.westonaprice.org/index.html has a point about fat and food -
at least most of the stuff fits quite well for me as a B ( and btw about the whole fact about diets in the past and old grannies)
About Betul- she wrote in  the autumn something about being busy- but yes it is strange that one our B(ees) has disappeared :-(
Posted by: san j, Saturday, January 21, 2006, 11:56pm; Reply: 71
Ellie and friends:

Now more than ever.  Stuff is happening.  Except the corn of wheat fall into the ground and die...
...
it produceth nothing, right?
Another death.  I die daily.
Prayer chain: Step up.
Love you all.
Posted by: Ellie, Sunday, January 22, 2006, 12:53am; Reply: 72
Exj-j  - I hear you.Sending prayers your way and lots of love.xxx
Posted by: san j, Sunday, January 22, 2006, 1:24am; Reply: 73
I'm not getting "heavy", but Life is Real, right? Thanks for gathering round, a real Clan.

PS Special mention to Ellie: En route about a half hour ago, I knew I'd been heard. It really helped me to "look up".
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, January 22, 2006, 11:17am; Reply: 74
Thinking about you  lots of B love xxx
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Sunday, January 22, 2006, 6:56pm; Reply: 75
Prayers for you and love to you.  :K) :K) 8)
Posted by: san j, Monday, January 23, 2006, 3:42am; Reply: 76
Thank you all.  Keeps me really humble.  Just checked in, and the yellow shields, yellow, yellow everywhere, are like a home-fire burnin'.  Immense thanks and may God bless you all.
Posted by: san j, Monday, February 6, 2006, 11:02pm; Reply: 77
Hey, I'm feeling pretty good, in spite of...everything....

Just enjoyed an Indian lunch out: Lamb Korma, cauliflower, Yogurt Lassi. Actually stopped to make eggs for breakfast, too.

And, B's, I'm doing some cool supplements. I KNOW the minerals are good, the GLA's too, and I have a feeling the Eleuthero is playing a strong supporting role as well.  

Honorable mention goes to my old pal Magnesium:  Y'know, it was one of the ways I KNEW, when I first read ER4YT, that Peter was onto something:  I'd been a Magnesium devotée for virtually my entire life already...and he recommends it as part of B's supplement protocol for...dang near everything! (Actually, I WONDER HOW Peter arrived at this discovery re: B's and Magnesium -- anyone know?)

Whole Foods is doing its part in the winter vegetables (Prepared Foods) department, too.  Baked Yam, or gingered carrots, or olive-oil-sauteed shiitakes, or cauliflower gratin, or broccoli salad, or beet salad, or parsnip pancakes....Is this not B-Heaven?  Now if only the lamb shanks were not braised in tomato-ey sauce!!

Anyway, just checkin' in with the Family.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, February 6, 2006, 11:14pm; Reply: 78
Hey us nons love that tomatoey sauce! Good to hear you are doing better and it is about time this B thread got humming again.
Posted by: Kristin, Monday, February 6, 2006, 11:33pm; Reply: 79
So gulfcoastguy... what're you humming these days???... Care to share the tune with us?


;D ;D


:K)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 3:14am; Reply: 80
Mostly doing renovations(minor) on my house, removing carpet and trim, painting,adding laminate. The dog wore out the hall carpet rolling on it. Starting my tomato seeds for the year(I am a non remember). Went to a great yoga class tonight ,we didn't do headstands like last week but advanced pigeon pose and eagle stance were enough of a challenge. Ended up covered with sweat. Oh an O fellow engineer at work just go engaged to a Seattle vegetarian who swims laps for an hour and wears a diamond stud in her nose. He was complaining about gas today, should be interesting. About humming the latest CD on the iPod is Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism.
Posted by: Kristin, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 3:33am; Reply: 81
:)

Love Death Cab for Cutie... don't have anything by them, however...  :(

How do you start your tomatoes... under grow lights? Or can you plant outside this time of year? Not that I will be growing tomatoes anytime soon... mind you.  ;)

Great... you do yoga... didn't know that! I had a daily practice for years, and feel the need to once again return to that. I miss it.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 1:28pm; Reply: 82
I start the seeds in peat pellets indoors and when they sprout put them on window sills underneath flourescent lights untill late march or early April. I have to start early it usually gets to hot for them to produce about the end of july.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 2:25pm; Reply: 83
Good to hear Exj-j :-D
What is the story about magnesium and B´s- I asked for the magnesium citrate here and they look at me like ????
What the citrate and not the carbonate ?

BTW I feel SO much better this week- I seem to have recovered from my pneumonia really well.
I started to take a product called Kan jang= Acanthopanax senticosus + Andrographis paniculata and this has really been very impressive how well it workes.
My chickens have started to lay LOTS of eggs- pretty tiny= 30-50 grams and I eat more of those again -espeacially at lunch instead of meat. My body dreams of spring and asparagus and other green veggies:-)
I am a bit fed up with root veggies I must admit.
I got seeds yesterday from a UK seed club called real seeds http://www.vidaverde.co.uk
I used them last year as well. We have sown several red/yellow peppers ( no tomatoes for me :-) - just a few tiny ones for my daughter)
Today it feels like spring: a massive snow blizzard yesterday turnend into rain in the night and at least I can see some spring bulbs next to the house - so I am happy :-D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 4:36pm; Reply: 84
Ah, here in Northern California, Spring starts just after Christmas.  The jonquils are up and fragrant around New Year's, the Cherry trees are in blossom about half- or 2/3-way through January... It's pretty amazing.  The saying goes, "April Flowers bring May Showers"...where I was born (New York).  Here it's more like, "December Showers bring January Flowers".

Henriette, so happy about your recovery.  Kan Jang, huh? I was about to say I've been taking a chinese herb preparation in the morning, but -- WHOOPS -- I forgot to take it this morning...And as for the magnesium I'm currently taking, it's a compound I've forgotten, as I transferred it to a little ziploc bag awhile back...

Great to hear from you, and I'm jealous about the little fresh eggs!
Posted by: Ellie, Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 11:39pm; Reply: 85
Henriette

wondered where you'd been - now I know! Glad you are recovering even though I didn't know you were ill.

I hope to start growing things (eventually)when I move. Dad has been doing some decorating for me this week (very kind of him) but I have upset the rest of my family. I am normally the boring sensible one so I figured it was time for me to change! Anyway, will see what happens when my dad comes back tomorrow...
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, February 9, 2006, 9:08am; Reply: 86
Quoted from Ellie
Henriette

wondered where you'd been - now I know! Glad you are recovering even though I didn't know you were ill.

I hope to start growing things (eventually)when I move. Dad has been doing some decorating for me this week (very kind of him) but I have upset the rest of my family. I am normally the boring sensible one so I figured it was time for me to change! Anyway, will see what happens when my dad comes back tomorrow...


:-) It is alwys good to stir things up a bit Ellie
Yes it is great growing things  make me feel so alive :-D
Posted by: san j, Saturday, February 25, 2006, 9:57pm; Reply: 87
I have a hankering for some B news.  Word from Kristin, NH girl, Betul and ALL THE REST. Please make my day!
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, February 26, 2006, 1:30am; Reply: 88
Is there any commercial brand of chips or crackers that are 100% “B” compliant?  Like a rice and nut chip made with olive oil.  Something to munch and crunch and carry with you.  ??)
Posted by: Kristin, Sunday, February 26, 2006, 1:59am; Reply: 89
Quoted from Arlene
Is there any commercial brand of chips or crackers that are 100% “B” compliant?  Like a rice and nut chip made with olive oil.  Something to munch and crunch and carry with you.  ??)


Nope.

Well... maybe one. Eden makes a rice chip that is rice flour, rice bran oil, sea veggie (nori?) and salt. But they are mostly oil, imo. And not all that satisfying but OK if you don't eat too many of them.

For exj_j  :)

I have officially retired as a moderator on the boards but am apparently maintaining  mod status, hence I placed the "moderator emeritus" posting underneath my avatar. I didn't want members to think I was still an active moderator even though it looks like I am... rather confusing. Perhaps I should change it to "inactive moderator" but... that makes me sound like a lazy oaf and us B's have such an unwarranted rap with the supposed 'unambitious' personality trait.

;) ;D

Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Sunday, February 26, 2006, 3:42am; Reply: 90
Hi there!   Just checking in here for a moment.  We had a lovely day today with about 8 inches of fluffy snow, not too hard to shovel.  ;)

I'm with you, exj_j about the magnesium.  Lovely stuff for us Bs.  I take about 1200 mg a day, actually.  I take it morning and night as supplements.  I was taking mag citrate but recently couldn't find it when I needed it in the HFS so bought a combo of oxide, citrate and aspartate forms by NOW Foods.   I think I like it better so will stick with this.  Personal preference, that's all.  :K)

Just saw the coffee thread and was reading that.  Caffeine has never bothered me, fortunately.  I was given a small espresso pot a year ago, the kind you put on the burner of the stove, and ever since I have had a cup of espresso every afternoon.  It's like a reward for being really good with food choices day in and day out.  Gotta have some kind of reward, don't you know!  ;D

It's great having a B thread. 8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, February 26, 2006, 7:49pm; Reply: 91
Quoted from New_Hampshire_Girl
I'm with you, exj_j about the magnesium.  Lovely stuff for us Bs.  I take about 1200 mg a day, actually.  I take it morning and night as supplements.  I was taking mag citrate but recently couldn't find it when I needed it in the HFS so bought a combo of oxide, citrate and aspartate forms by NOW Foods.   I think I like it better so will stick with this.  Personal preference, that's all.  :K)


It's great having a B thread. 8)


Do you actually atke 1200 mg a DAY ??? Wow that a lot.
I went to London in my term break and found magnesium oxid .. so I am fine at the moment.
We had LOVELY sun today but really freezing cold. -2 c and wind from east.
I can see spring and I started my peppers and eggplants today- how good to be alive and put small seeds in the pots :-D BUT they promise another snow blizzard tuesday :-( I am fed up with winter !
I am SOOOOOO busy at the moment and slightly stressed: I have to finish 3 mayor papers/ exams, do two small (10- 20 pages) papers and follow classes : 28 lessons pr week. I wonder if the school think I should sleep the next 3 months!
AND I suddenly remember why I don´t like to study! THE PRESSURE of doing something I don´t choose myself .
I want to feel free- I just love the classes the books the talks etc but I hate to have a long list of things to do. BUT good new on the exercise part:
I have managed to do 2-3 times yoga pr week and a long walk every day the last weeks... I think the lioghts make a difference and I signed up to do some weight training as well I know I am really too busy but I want to get in shape.

Posted by: san j, Monday, February 27, 2006, 9:10pm; Reply: 92
I REALLY miss the country.   I used to live way out in the hills, in the middle of nowhere... walking every day in pure nature, in touch with weather, seasons... And now I'm in the city of San Francisco, a relatively fresh/clean city, but a city nonetheless.  I'm envious of those of you who are planting and harvesting and herding and all those REAL things.  I need to get the heck out of here.  May God open those doors...
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, February 27, 2006, 9:31pm; Reply: 93
I have already started my tomato plants inside. I will be planting things outside around the end of March after the Herb Festival is over. This year Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, and Mule Team tomatoes, Butternut Violina winter squash, Burgundy Okra, Delistassen Cucumbers, various herbs. Maybe the blueberry bushes I've plantd will start to produce. Now if I can just persuade DestructoDawg not to dig up everything I plant! Not enough room for sheep or goats.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 9:04am; Reply: 94
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
I have already started my tomato plants inside. I will be planting things outside around the end of March after the Herb Festival is over.


Lucky you
My tomatoes (for my daughter) and peppers can first go out in May.
In late march I can start spinach, peas and that type of hardy things- then everything explodes in april -luckily Easter is late this year -so I plan to do the majority of my kitchen garden then- except sqaush and beans they have to wait to early May when the cherry trees bloom.
Oh my I am daydreaming today- another blizzard hit today :-(

Exj -that was why I left the big city- I felt than the seasons passed away without me really feeling it- when I miss life I am just 1,5 hours away from Copenhagen that suits me having nature around me- beeeing close to big city.However I envy Kristin when I read her blog yesterday- I want mountains :-D - wrong country I suppose.
Posted by: Ellie, Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 7:24pm; Reply: 95
Henriette, you will have to come and visit me in Wales to see some mountains!

I much prefer a slower pace of life which I get here in the country.


Now, to completely change the subject this is something I've been wondering about for a while -
Bs AND HEIGHT.In the Encyclopaedia it states Bs are statistically taller - but this doesn't seem to apply to the Bs I know in my family and friends....just wondering how this pans out elsewhere. Are you tall or like me are you mostly looking up to others ?(well, physically at least hee hee)
Posted by: Kristin, Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 7:32pm; Reply: 96
Well... as you know... I have looked down on others my whole life.

;D ;D ;D


Really... I've only met one woman my entire life (so far) taller than me. I'm the one that sees all those undyed roots on tops of heads...

:) :K)
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 2:40am; Reply: 97
Uh oh, Kristin, I'll have to push forward my colorist date... Which I have to do anyway because of the rate of my hair's growth.

In all seriousness, everyone who's ever done my hair has commented on the incredible speed with which it grows.  My current hairdresser says she's seeing what she'd estimate as SIX OR MORE MONTHS' growth when I come by for my 2-3 month appointment.  I told her the good side of that:  I never sweat it if a hairdresser cuts too much off.  But I do have to attend to my bangs every week or so.

O, when I lived in the sticks, hair-length and roots were never an issue...
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 8:07am; Reply: 98
Well I am not tall- kind of medium: 1.66 and my sister another B is 1.72 - however my friend ( B) is tall 1.82.

Funny my hair grow like weed as well- years ago I gave up to have short hair :-)

Mountains- Oh it sounds good- I´ll see how my economy is later this year -thanks  :K)
Posted by: Ellie, Friday, March 3, 2006, 2:03am; Reply: 99
Just to let you know - I have just found out my secretor results  and turns out I am a nonnie - which I did suspect, feels kind of weird though. I put off doing the test for ages, and now there's no room for doubt! Things like tea and coffee not seeming ok, potatoes seem to make me stiffen up, can't make out dairy front).

I'm not sure where this leaves me diet wise - although i believe I can eat pumpkin seeds now. Ho hum, any wise words from the other B nonnies? Actually, I've been pretty good on the wheat this week, had some yesterday (we went out for my mum's birthday ) but not as much as I might normally have done.

Henriette :) I'm not too good on converting measures - I know this country is meant to be metric but we're a bit schizophrenic, and so we still use the old measurements - I think though I am about 1.5 metres,(5'2""). but I am the smallest in the family (I say all the growth meant into my brains  ;)- I say that to my tall youngest sister!).

Wow, Kristin, how tall are  you?!  :oIt's funny -when I used to go clothes shopping with my tall O friend - I would complain about not being able to find trousers short enough, she couldn't find ones with legs long enough. Hey, and I'm glad I don't dye my hair any more (I went through a blonde phase when i was younger to see if blondes really did have more fun - didn't seem to work though  ??)so went back to my normal colour hee hee)

??) :)
Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, March 3, 2006, 2:37am; Reply: 100
I'm short, 5'-3", but I have big feet (8 1/2).  All my height got spread out to my feet. ::)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, March 3, 2006, 7:57am; Reply: 101
Hey Ellie I thought UK was supposed to go metric like the rest of us (naughty)
but you would be somthing like 1.58
and I am aprox 5.5
see this  http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm

So you are a nonnie
well you get from neutrals: Ghee, walnuts, blackberry,blueberry,cherry,figs, raspberry  to beneficial- lucky girl :-D
But as I recall a lot of things turn avoid as well and some gets neutral like pumkinseeds, soymilk and tomatos
AND lots more. I can´t remember if there is a whole list somewhere - but maybe some of your fellow  B nonnies can help you.?
Posted by: Ellie, Friday, March 3, 2006, 12:02pm; Reply: 102
Arlene, wow if that's English size that is big feet! I have small feet but wide (like the rest of me hee hee - my growth has gone outwards sigh ). My middle sis(another B) is about 5' 4" and her feet are I think size 6 which seems big enough. Still, there must be some advantage to big feet?

Henriette, yes, I know we are officially metric and that's what I learnt in school but even though shops now have to weigh things in kilos, they often still put it in pounds too - cos that's what most of us are more comfortable with! (but not having learnt the imperial system in school, I actually can't fully use it )In the papers this week there was talk about whether all our road signs (which are in miles per hour)should be changed for the Olympics into KPH - so all you Europeans don't get too confused (it will only cost about 80 million pounds or something and confuse everybody in this country but hey!). We Brits like to keep a little bit different to everybody else, or haven't you noticed?!

And this is the saddest thing, because of the oestregen thingy some of those fruits I can't eat even though I love them (I am so hoping to get that sorted!)Also soya milk and I'm not sure about tomatoes - I gave them up before BTD as I'm pretty sure they don't agree with me...

Anyway, my intuition was right,at least!
Posted by: san j, Friday, March 3, 2006, 11:52pm; Reply: 103
We here across the Pond were told we'd be switching to metric WHEN I WAS in grade school, 40+ years ago.  NEVER HAPPENED. Gave us quite a scare, though.
(Hail Britannia and all that) 
Posted by: BeeBee (Guest), Saturday, March 4, 2006, 1:25am; Reply: 104
Hello B's

I've skimmed thru this thread-since I'm so new I have to have a look around and was glad to find a thread just for us but I'm not sure what it's for so I hope I don't ruin it.  ha ha
You guys have been discussing magnesium.  Is there a specific kind we should have?  What's best? Oxide, Citrate?
No one said they found a good B cracker yet.  Hopfully there will be one someday.  I love rice crackers and nut thins and they don't bother me but I could eat the whole box.  Especially with salmon and cream cheese spread.  
What are the best recipe threads for me to look at?
BeeBee
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, March 4, 2006, 1:35am; Reply: 105
typebase is full of recipes!! )

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipes.htm
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, March 4, 2006, 4:26pm; Reply: 106

http://www.onlineconversion.com/clothing_shoes_womens.htm
I am a size 6 in UK, a size 8,5 in US and a size 39 in EU.

Well the typebase are good- but please dubblecheck there are plenty of mistakes in it.

BB you can´t ruin this thread - we chat about everything here :-)

I think the The magnesium citrat is best but I can´t find it here so when my UK supply ruins out I have use the oxid.

You could try to make things yourself.
Most packaged things contains really bad oil for B´s ( well most people really)
This year we made homemade veggie and potato chips/crisps fried in oliveoil or grapeseed oil.
I go for the nuts most of the time if I want something crunchy like almonds, macadamian or walnuts roasted on a hot dry pan - a bit of spices added last.
Posted by: san j, Thursday, March 23, 2006, 10:51pm; Reply: 107
Hello, all you Bees! How is everybody? Where's Betul? New Bee's abound, and a few half-B's, too!

Time for a Buzz-fest!(dance)(sunny)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, March 24, 2006, 3:11am; Reply: 108
Doing just fine down here in Katrina land. Extreme Make over had a special about our area tonight on ABC. The park they couldn't identify was De La Mar Park. I've been busy installing new flooring and painting (no hurricane damage, just remodeling). Also I'm getting ready for the new gardening season, been weeding out the flower gardens, transplanting tomato plants, and the Ocean Springs Herb Festival is this weekend. I plan to take Trudie the boxer and go see if I can find some new plants over there. Confederate Jasmine to grow over the mail box sounds good. It should be the last cold snap this weekend then summer will come rolling in.
 Let's have a rollcall: Heinrieta, Kristin, all the B's and the wannaB's!
Posted by: Kristin, Friday, March 24, 2006, 4:29am; Reply: 109
Hey hey... still here... rolling with the punches... although I think it is hormonal fluctuations doing all the punching lately... jiminee!!! I haven't felt quite like myself for the past few days.

I am preparing to be the US representative at the European BTD gathering in Samos... I think the B's just might be the largest blood group represented with myself, Ellie, ion and Alek and the better half of Isa in attendance. Wow... wouldn't that be cool to be the majority for once!! Goat cheese for everyone, I say!!

Also... still hiking although difficult to do in the mud and ice this past week... exploring some new trails and getting somewhat lost but what breath-taking views I stumbled upon!! Makes getting lost not quite so bad... Watching the ever-changing shapes of ice in the mountain streams and the pattern of water over, under, and around the ice sculptures creating, transparent, lacy edges so fragile and delicate. In watching the water flow down the cañon I feel held in the hands of time...

Still winter here, though.... Dreaming of Spring....

My crocuses are now in full bloom... and I am remembering Zareen.


:K)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, March 24, 2006, 7:52am; Reply: 110
helloo all half of mines :K) wavies from Switzerland....(sunny)(sunny)(sunny)(sunny)(think)(dance) I try to get off the bloody snow-times here...one day about +7 the other -1 and between snow and rain and iiiirx :P   ok- I will try to get my suns painted ;) :D ....
Posted by: san j, Saturday, March 25, 2006, 1:09am; Reply: 111
Quoted from Kristin
.

I am preparing to be the US representative at the European BTD gathering in Samos... I think the B's just might be the largest blood group represented with myself, Ellie, ion and Alek and the better half of Isa in attendance. Wow... wouldn't that be cool to be the majority for once!! Goat cheese for everyone, I say!!



I don't know if I could take it, Kristin.  I attribute a certain substantial share of my contrarianism to my B'ness.  To be counted amongst a majority sorta sticks in my craw...
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, March 25, 2006, 4:50am; Reply: 112
My birthday was Thursday March 23.  Last October this new kid started in our office.  It is his first real job after receiving his Master Degree.  He played football for the U of West VA.  He knew absolutely no one in Illinois but he people in our office.  He was going to spend his 26th birthday alone at home.  My son’s friend whose birthday is also in October was home on leave from the Marines.  I decided to take them and 8 other friends of my sons out to dinner at Buco De Pepo which serves family style Italian dinners. Then I took my son, his GF, his buddy & GF & my co-worker to a movie.  Well on Thursday, to my surprise, this young co-worker made me a double layer Angel Food cake with cool whip frosting.  It had fresh strawberries on top and in the middle.  Of course I had to have some and share the rest with my other co-workers.  (Peppermint, we did this in the conference room.)  Tonight, Friday 3/24/06, during Sci-Fi Friday, my son brought me a bottle of wine and a piece of French Silk pie from Baker’s Square.  So I have had my birthday sugar high that should last me until next year. (whistle)
Posted by: Kristin, Saturday, March 25, 2006, 5:16am; Reply: 113
Happpy happy birthday, Arlene!!!


:D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, March 25, 2006, 7:14am; Reply: 114
for all birthdayers in the signe of ram-aries...:K)     it's my descendent-signe ;) :D (dance)(clap)(smarty)(whistle)(sunny)(sunny)
one thingie more to share :D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, April 3, 2006, 7:42am; Reply: 115
Happy bithsday VERY late  Arlene :-)
I am / have been so busy that I have not really been on the net much. I am doing 3 final papers at the time:
Well I thought I was good at multitasking but..........
AND spring is here :-D the snow is gone- it is raining like crazy but its luke warm 10-12 celcius- yesterday it was sunny and I picked up rubbish in the garden- I had forgotten how effective gardenwork is on my stress.
My garlic in the garden is 4 cm high - the crocus is everywhere but my bees died -this long bloody winter :-( so I am the only B around here... so I better change my signature! and get anew family before the apple and cherry trees bloom.
Posted by: san j, Friday, April 7, 2006, 10:54pm; Reply: 116
Heads up, look up and  please pray for your B-buddy in the trenches.  You guys have reallly come through before.  Things are very tough, and I count on you all.  With  genuine love and thanks from your clanmate, Exj

:K) :-/ ??) :-/
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 8, 2006, 1:20am; Reply: 117
May the brightest of blessings be yours, dear.  :-)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, April 8, 2006, 3:29am; Reply: 118
It is spring, the start of all things new. Things are going to get better and better!
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Saturday, April 8, 2006, 8:23pm; Reply: 119
Dear Exj, here are some more hugs and prayers from me.  :K)   I agree with Gulf Coast Guy that the spring can be a hopeful time and a time for a refreshed soul.
Posted by: san j, Saturday, April 8, 2006, 9:56pm; Reply: 120
O you guys.  You're bringing a lump to my throat.  You're SO awesome :'( :K)
Please keep doing whatever you're doing, please.  I really feel supported! And you KNOW me.  You know I wouldn't ask if it weren't ... needful....

* * * * * * *

A couple of days later.
Still struggling, and on a deeper, deeper spiritual level.
Keep it up, guys.

It's "Holy Week", BTW.... :-/ :K)

Hope it's a lovely time for the rest of you! I'm thinking of you, and grateful for you!!
Posted by: san j, Monday, April 10, 2006, 6:59pm; Reply: 121
Thinking of y'all.  See above post.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Monday, April 10, 2006, 8:17pm; Reply: 122
Yes, it is a very special week and as for prayers you're in them.  I'll be in church choir and perhaps you will hear the distant strains of our special music as we raise our voices to the rafters.  I certainly hope so.   :K)
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 6:30pm; Reply: 123
Quoted from New_Hampshire_Girl
Yes, it is a very special week and as for prayers you're in them.  I'll be in church choir and perhaps you will hear the distant strains of our special music as we raise our voices to the rafters.  I certainly hope so.   :K)


Hi NHG:
OOO Lovely!  What sort of church?  What sort of music?  Maybe I'll hear/listen and think of you! :D
Posted by: Ellie, Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 8:35pm; Reply: 124
Happy Holy Week exj_j and everyone else.

And here's my prayers for you too.


Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 7:51pm; Reply: 125
I'm happy, Exj_j, to report we're still singing traditional, lovely music which is the kind I'm more comfortable with and gives me wonderful shivers.  :)  

I attend a congregational church (UCC) which is prevalent in New England.  My preference is Presbyterian (USA) but there are very few here.

Now you know!  I'm pretty traditional.  Actually, I'm a classic.  ;D ;D 8)
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 11:49pm; Reply: 126
Hello Bees.
(And Half-Bees)( :K) ;))

For those of you who've been amazingly praying for me, I'd like to share with you just a tiny tip of the iceberg of what I'm dealing with here.

Go to the Thread entitled "Forum Administrative Question(s):Santé/Exj", for a small sampling.

And, yes, I covet your continued heaven-storming on my behalf, to make up some of my own shortfall.

Otherwise, Bee happy and Bee healthy...With Love, Santé/Exj :K)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 7:28am; Reply: 127
hellooooo half of mine ;) ;D :K)
for us the 5-ers' in Risos' best is to come outa brain into action ;) :D :X :B................(dance)(clap)(dance)(whistle)(sunny)(sunny)(sunny)(sunny)(sunny)(sunny)
Posted by: Kristin, Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 2:27pm; Reply: 128
Quoted from exj_j
Hello Bees.
(And Half-Bees)( :K) ;))

For those of you who've been amazingly praying for me, I'd like to share with you just a tiny tip of the iceberg of what I'm dealing with here.

Go to the Thread entitled "Forum Administrative Question(s):Santé/Exj", for a small sampling.
:K)



Well that just plain sucks... no other word for it... I'm so sorry...

Goodness... the industry of some people...  ::) ::) ::)

I hope this is remedied for you soon...


:K)
Posted by: Doris (Guest), Monday, April 24, 2006, 7:45am; Reply: 129
Dear Fellow B's,
Enjoyed reading this thread.  You all sound like family.  I fit the B type so good, it's scary.  I

believe in prayer, too, and will remember those who have asked.  I think of myself as an older,

wiser, B.  I was introduced to Dr. D's book ER4YT when it was first published and thought, this

really makes sense.  I especially enjoy LR4YT and CRFYT.   Basically I have been following BTD all

these years,  not 100% compliant, but  stopped eating the big, bad things like chicken, corn and

wheat.   I'm retired, have four grown children (2-ABp, 1-Ap & 1-Bp)  I hope I can be helpful where

needed.   Living in Hawaii. .
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, April 24, 2006, 9:14am; Reply: 130
Welcome Doris
It is good to a new B in this family.
I as wondering what does Ap means ?

You can click on the member center and choose your BT
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 2:28am; Reply: 131
Heinrietta, My guess is the p stands for positive like + does. Any how Doris glad to see you wander over our way. Welcome.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 7:58am; Reply: 132
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Heinrietta, My guess is the p stands for positive like + does. .


Oh silly me :-D
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 8:47pm; Reply: 133
Yay Doris!
A new B!
Which Hawaiian island?
Posted by: Ellie, Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 10:57pm; Reply: 134
Hi Doris

Welcome to our little B club. Any other Bs on Hawaii or is Doris our first? Can you see  a difference with all those different Blood Types in your home?

Henriette, I hadn't worked out the P either! Hope you are keeping your head above water with all the college work. And hope your chicks are not too unhappy.

Exj-j hope you're getting your computer sorted out. I'm lucky - mine is in the shop at the moment but I'm able to borrow my mum's.

Hi gulfcoast guy. how are you?

Well, I'm off to Samos next week, where I believe the Bs are well represented! I'm also moving house - well mostly. Furniture is going on Friday. Then on Monday I will spend the night there for the first time in 3 years. Hopefully the electrician will have done his little bit of work. And on Tuesday, the day I leave for Samos (travelling day before to be near the airport - flight leaves at 9am eek) I have an appointment with a doctor who has to assess whether I'm medically eligible for the benefit I receive (I get what's called Incapacity Benefit, which I get because I have worked in the past but have been not well enough for a few years). I still need this money at the moment, as although I have improved a lot, I have not lived completely alone for 2 and half years, and need to get used to that first before worrying about working).So any prayers for me, greatly appreciated. (my mum will be hiding my suitcase in the car).  I am basically an honest person, so I wouldn't lie but I sometimes forget how bad I can be which is what they need to know.

Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 11:44pm; Reply: 135
Hi Ellie, Good to hear from you. About your interview with the medical beauracracy, It might help to write down everything that you want to say in advance and have copies of your medical records on hand. That way you won't forget important thoughts/arguments. Yeah I know, organization from a B! Anyhow, good luck in your new abode.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, April 27, 2006, 8:38am; Reply: 136
Hi Ellie - good advices from gulfcoastguy! as ususal :-)
I know theese guys/interviews can be pretty scarry- are you alone at the interview?- it can be helpfull if you got somebody at your side... you know 4 ears hears better than 2 !
Sounds so exciting with you new house- and you trip to Samos... I am green with envy
I try to handle the last 2 weeks of writing.... vey poorly as you see I am here and not writing..... ::)
My chicks are out and running the autorities are starting to reduse the areas with "CAGED" birds... my chicks were just going nuts... there has been no new cases here for a while... so out in the SPRING weather.. if it was spring come on send us so sunshine please :-)
Posted by: san j, Friday, May 19, 2006, 1:00am; Reply: 137
Yay KRISTIN!  That was almost Instant Messaging! She found this thread.

I just wanted to share that I just ate chicken for the first time in forever...and I didn't like the taste AT ALL! Yecch!  Did I ever EAT THAT?  It was in a quesadilla...
Posted by: Kristin, Friday, May 19, 2006, 2:52am; Reply: 138
Aw heck...  :B


I guess you can take the girl out of modville, but you can't take the moderator out of the girl....


:K)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, May 19, 2006, 12:23pm; Reply: 139
arroser con tomatoes ??) :D (think)(whistle)(whistle)(book2)
Posted by: san j, Friday, May 19, 2006, 10:32pm; Reply: 140
Isale:
c'etait ça: Quand Même!!
O que tu es mignonne...

But, c'mon B's.  Have any of you experienced that "chicken-y" flavor for the first time in ages and found it...bad?

* * * * * * * *
I guess not :-/
Posted by: typebdiet, Saturday, May 20, 2006, 1:39pm; Reply: 141
So here's a question about this B and individuality thing.

I've always seen myself as pretty offbeat, not typcial in many ways.  However, don't a lot of O's and A's feel that way?

My husband is an O and is as offbeat as they come.

So how does one differentiate the unique way a B might be individualistic compared to the other types?

:) Just wondering.

Gail
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Saturday, May 20, 2006, 10:19pm; Reply: 142
Gee Exj_j, you're brave to try some chicken!  I'm scared silly to touch it.  Strokes are not my sense of fun.  Really and truly I haven't gone near chicken since 1998 and I can truthfully say I don't miss it at all.  It's probably mind over matter in my case.  ;)
Posted by: san j, Saturday, May 20, 2006, 10:51pm; Reply: 143
Are you really afraid that if you taste some chicken, you will suffer a stroke? Thank God I don't live in such fear!

I didn't feel "brave" at all: It's just the way it worked out that day...Later there was some tabbouleh too, the least of all evils presented; I chose it over the hummous, etc., because it was MOSTLY PARSLEY!!! :D
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, May 20, 2006, 10:52pm; Reply: 144
Yes I tried it accidentially in a stuffed mushroom. I try not to do it as it seems to just sit in my digestive tract like a brick. I really don't even like to smell it cooking anymore. Unfortunately it seems  to be in my old favorite Hot and Sour soup. At least I am a nonnie and can still eat my homegrown heirloom tomatoes. Just got through planting okra also. Okra and tomatoes ummm!
Posted by: san j, Saturday, May 20, 2006, 11:07pm; Reply: 145
Hey GCG!

I love it here --- Always Old Home Week :D

Yeah, what is it, that distinctly chicken-y flavor that turkey doesn't have....
Posted by: Kristin, Saturday, May 20, 2006, 11:42pm; Reply: 146
What is it in the taste?... nasty lectins, I think...


;D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, May 21, 2006, 9:07am; Reply: 147
::) once I gave a statement about my earliest impressions with chickies :P ptuuuiiii :P everytime when I was forced to eat such stuffies I felt bad after...means about in my earliest youth (3-4 years old ) ::)
and I never ate it again....I've got :X like this...but when it was no in my mind it was n o !!!!
Obviously my NT-character showed very early that I've been more than a choleric-one ::) ;D :D (dance)(smarty)(whistle) and this saved my a...hem ;) :D  8)


aannnddd I have something to add here...... in Samos the taste of turkey was without any kind of après-gouts....just supperrr , fine and easy to chew...here in Switzerland, I guess perhaps are they only killing the older beasts??) ...so far they do have all such a irxy taste....even when written *organic raised*.... :p  :( ??) ::)
hey does it matter the white flesh and the red-ones? In the darker there's muchmore
tryptophane...ok...but what's about the white-one??) I remember ours was almostly white :D ......
Thaaaasssoooooo where did ya bought those giggles ????? :K) 8) :K) ;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 21, 2006, 4:46pm; Reply: 148
Quoted from exj_j

Yeah, what is it, that distinctly chicken-y flavor that turkey doesn't have....

I had chicken for the first time this Easter  and it was good( just a taste) - a large organic bird from the neighbour - tasted better than the turkey breast my mum made for me! but I hate the way chicken make me feel
:(
Our turkeys taste very different -some taste okbut  a little rough - not like chickentexture  at all. Most turkey here has a taste that I am not crazy with... I must say I prefer the white mildtasting meat... BUT I alwys marinate in lemonjuice, wine or yoghurt- then it a OK substitute to chicken - but not the same !

BTW I must share :
I am just so
(dance) today !
Last monday I poured coffee into my little best friend: minimac and it went out like :'(
So we split apart - and put it a dry place to dry out and this afternoon it started up- no problemas - just telling me the date was wrong  ;D I am so relieved that I do not have to buy a new one - thank you apple - for making Henriette proof products  :P
So after a week with rainy weather - no computer - I am back- had more than 30 mails in my mailbox  :-/
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Sunday, May 21, 2006, 6:10pm; Reply: 149
I'm stubborn in many ways but not when it comes to following the basic guidelines of BTD.  I have had no problem taking chicken out of my life now and forever more.  It does smell good when my A husband is baking it in the oven, I will admit.  8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 22, 2006, 6:49am; Reply: 150
Quoted from typebdiet
So here's a question about this B and individuality thing.

I've always seen myself as pretty offbeat, not typcial in many ways.  However, don't a lot of O's and A's feel that way?

My husband is an O and is as offbeat as they come.

So how does one differentiate the unique way a B might be individualistic compared to the other types?

:) Just wondering.

Gail


Gail I think your Q? drowned  :-/

Well I am sure that other bt can feel individualistic as well - so I am not sure how to differentiate the unique way we B feel -as you put it.

I do think that MORE B´s are individualitic than O´s and A´s  as a group... but that is just my experience.
Posted by: Poly, Monday, May 22, 2006, 8:30am; Reply: 151
Quoted from typebdiet
So here's a question about this B and individuality thing.

I've always seen myself as pretty offbeat, not typcial in many ways.  However, don't a lot of O's and A's feel that way?

My husband is an O and is as offbeat as they come.

So how does one differentiate the unique way a B might be individualistic compared to the other types?

:) Just wondering.

Gail


Great question! :)

I have to admit, that I absolutely DON'T believe in the bloodtype's connection to the personality.

I consider myself very NOT like everyone else. To the point of making a point of it. :)

If everyone else is doing something - I'm NOT. If everyone else is raving about something - I'm NOT. If I see people all running in one direction, I wander off in the opposite direction. If everyone else is excited and/or aggitated - I act cool and calm.

I don't think my B husband thinks the same. He's OK with being like others (He's not - of course - wouldn't have chosen a run-off-the-mill-husband, now would I?! ;) ;D) and with following the same trends as everyone else, if he likes.

In my opinion it lies in our upbringing, mostly. I'm brought up with, that I'm an individual and NOT like everyone else. (We're a family of O's and A's) So it's absolutely OK to be out of the ordinary.
My husband's family (O's and B's) is more concerned about what the neighbours are thinking and don't like to break out of the common patterns.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, May 22, 2006, 9:54am; Reply: 152
::) ooo Poly I smell a nonnie in your reactions, you might have the g-typo but don't express it I guess...similar to our little Madl of 186 centimeterchen named Kristin ;) :D.....
hit the point...and get into the oposite directions ::) ;D (dance)(clap)(smarty)(whistle)(whistle)(sunny)
just for fun and....hmmmmmmmmm.............;) :K)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 22, 2006, 11:51am; Reply: 153
Quoted from Poly


I consider myself very NOT like everyone else. To the point of making a point of it. :)

If everyone else is doing something - I'm NOT. If everyone else is raving about something - I'm NOT. If I see people all running in one direction, I wander off in the opposite direction. If everyone else is excited and/or aggitated - I act cool and calm.

IIn my opinion it lies in our upbringing, mostly. I'm brought up with, that I'm an individual and NOT like everyone else. (We're a family of O's and A's) So it's absolutely OK to be out of the ordinary.
My husband's family (O's and B's) is more concerned about what the neighbours are thinking and don't like to break out of the common patterns.


Poly it is so funny to read this - you should have been my big sister ;-)

My dads family sounds just like your husbands family
:-/
while my mums family was VERY concervative University Educated- oriented-
I wonder how she became such a wild O ?- and got 2 very individualistic B daughters and a even worse O granddaughter :-D
So I agree I don´t really think it has any thing to do with BT
Posted by: Kristin, Monday, May 22, 2006, 12:43pm; Reply: 154
Quoted from ISA-MANUELA
::) ooo Poly I smell a nonnie in your reactions, you might have the g-typo but don't express it I guess...similar to our little Madl of 186 centimeterchen named Kristin ;) :D.....



Aww... someone called me "little"  ;D

But Isa is right, I do carry the nonnie gene... does that make me half nonnie??

And Poly... I come from a very conservative family big into following the norms and not straying too far outside of dominant cultural expectations. And yes... I am called the "oddball" of the family.

I think it is a whole host of experiences, genetic predispositions, individual temperaments, that make up our unique personality expression.

Posted by: Poly, Monday, May 22, 2006, 4:04pm; Reply: 155
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
Poly it is so funny to read this - you should have been my big sister ;-)


I'd love to! ;) :D

Fascinating, Isalein! I actually suspect my mother was a nonnie - so that would make me a semi-nonnie, right?? ;D (or a pseudo-nonnie?? :P 8))

*highfives Kristin* ;)
Posted by: typebdiet, Monday, May 22, 2006, 6:15pm; Reply: 156
Thanks for responding to my thread.

I think the whole thing gets complicated.  Sort of like astrology,  Jungian typology, enneagram types, etc.  But with all of these, despite similarities across groups, there may be a certain "essence" that is similar within a group.  With some people it just shines forth, and with others it's more subtle.

Still, I know that my Type O husband and his Type O sister are pretty offbeat and as individualistic and non-conformist as they come.  


On the OTHER hand, maybe the B individuality thing is more like the nomad type as a seeker, or someone who searches out new ideas.  This could include thoughts, ideas, goals, etc.  They may be more fluid and open to new ideas and playing around with new directions.

My offbeat O husband can be pretty rigid and stubborn, and wedded to his "offbeat" beliefs.  But I am more likely (despite my initial stubbornness) to consider other views.

Just some thoughts.

Gail
Posted by: san j, Monday, May 22, 2006, 10:19pm; Reply: 157
Quoted from typebdiet
Thanks for responding to my thread.

I think the whole thing gets complicated.  Sort of like astrology,  Jungian typology, enneagram types, etc.  But with all of these, despite similarities across groups, there may be a certain "essence" that is similar within a group.  With some people it just shines forth, and with others it's more subtle.

Still, I know that my Type O husband and his Type O sister are pretty offbeat and as individualistic and non-conformist as they come.  


On the OTHER hand, maybe the B individuality thing is more like the nomad type as a seeker, or someone who searches out new ideas.  This could include thoughts, ideas, goals, etc.  They may be more fluid and open to new ideas and playing around with new directions.

My offbeat O husband can be pretty rigid and stubborn, and wedded to his "offbeat" beliefs.  But I am more likely (despite my initial stubbornness) to consider other views.

Just some thoughts.

Gail



Gail, luv: This might seem like an unfairly heavy homework assignment, but:

The "B & Individuality" Thread (preceding this one, which is its second generation) began over a year ago, featuring the answers to your question.  I think you'd find it really interesting to go back to it (It's considered a "sticky" thread) and read through it, and then pick up this one ("II") at the beginning.  We B's have been getting to know each other and dealing with this "Individuality" issue together for a long time, and we welcome you by our desert campfire...

I was going to write this to you sooner, but I was...lazy...or too busy watching the clouds commute across the sky ;)
Posted by: typebdiet, Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 2:38am; Reply: 158
Thanks. I'll look at it.

Gail
Posted by: Poly, Thursday, May 25, 2006, 11:41am; Reply: 159
Quoted from Kristin
But Isa is right, I do carry the nonnie gene... does that make me half nonnie??


Wasn't there a thread about this somewhere? It was based upon one of Dr.D.'s blogs or an Ask Dr.D-thingy about that subject - the heterozygote scretor.

I can't remember what it said, but it was something about being a half-way non-secretor. I'll have to try and search for it again (where's Lola the search-wiz, when you need her, hm?? 8) ;D)

Funny thing is, after Isa mentioned it, I looked the O-nonnie-diet up in my LR4YT. I never before payed it any attention - I always knew I was a seccie, even before the test.
So I looked the nonnie-diet up, and - lo and behold - I eat like a nonnie! :o

You know me - I love food - I'm totally omnivorous! There are not many food items I don't like or don't agree with me. Turns out, that every single thing I have an aversion or bad reaction to is an O-nonnie-avoid. Even the frequencies and portions fit: I eat protein at every meal, and spelt is a rare treat - I gain weight if I eat too much spelt. Funny, huh?! :)

OK - I'll now shut up and leave you B's in peace! *Poly makes a B-line*  ;D
Posted by: Kristin, Thursday, May 25, 2006, 1:24pm; Reply: 160
Hey Poly...


That was in Tom Greenfield's blog from the UK Symposium report.

Click here for the link
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Thursday, May 25, 2006, 2:09pm; Reply: 161
*Poly-estherlein* you've been caught by your legs...huh??) ;)  ;D ahaa so it will go for a B-oly ??) line thread ??) :D
Posted by: Poly, Friday, May 26, 2006, 6:20pm; Reply: 162
Quoted from Kristin
Hey Poly...


That was in Tom Greenfield's blog from the UK Symposium report.

Click here for the link


Thank you so much, Kristin! :)

*races off to read*

Posted by: Lola, Friday, May 26, 2006, 9:04pm; Reply: 163
Poly,
got here pretty late huh?

next time you need me, PM me, ok? ;)
Posted by: Poly, Friday, May 26, 2006, 10:03pm; Reply: 164
Quoted from lola
Poly,
got here pretty late huh?

next time you need me, PM me, ok? ;)


Aw, you can't be everywhere at once, Lola - though I must admit I'm amazed how you can look things up and reply on almost everything and almost everywhere. Just amazing! :D

Anyway, my memory about this subject was so vague - my PM would have been: "Lola - where's that article about that thing with the thing where you're halfway a thing, you know?!?" ;D

Now, how long do you think, I'll have to wait for an article that says: Change in rating for coffee - now beneficial for O's!!! (pray)  ;D
Posted by: Lola, Friday, May 26, 2006, 10:47pm; Reply: 165
;)
Posted by: san j, Saturday, May 27, 2006, 12:07am; Reply: 166
Today's Blog is a B one. ;) :K) :D
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 9:07pm; Reply: 167
which of you nice people happens to have an updated B food list to spare, pls?
that would help me, help a B friend who bought ERFYT translated into Spanish (very update deficient I should add!!) lol.......
so as you can see, we will need a lot of updating to do.
so if anyone can spare me that labor, I ll be forever grateful!! thanks! )
Posted by: san j, Monday, June 12, 2006, 10:53pm; Reply: 168
B's: Hello there!  There are a number of new-b's in the Forum, and I'm sure we B's would like to welcome them into our special family.
Also, it's been awhile since we've had a pow-wow.  How is everyone?

After I posted the Dairy blog a couple of weeks ago (Note: My blogger-name is "Santé_j", for you newbies), I made one of the recipes: the Shrikand... :K) I'm looking for a smiley that says what I wanted to say about this amazing dessert, but it doesn't exist...
DO try it out for yourselves.  We're so Blessed to B able to eat it.

For my part, I've lately had some avoids here and there, and, I've gotta say.  I do so much better on my bennies and neutrals.  BUT: You can't beat Double Rainbow's Chocolate Chocolate Mint ice cream.  Don't worry, it's only available at ONE shop in this town, and I just order a scoop on a cone, oh, 6-7 time a year.  DEE-lish!

So: Where are y'all these days? Newbies, Jump right in! :D
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 2:37am; Reply: 169
Same old place. I just got through eating leg of lamb slow roasted in Shiraz with portabello mushrooms, vidalia onions, carrots and fresh rosemary. Poor dog had to eat dog food since she is getting sort of plump.  It is 95 F here with no rain in sight, so I had to water the tomato and okra plants. They are full of big green tomatos but no ripe ones yet. Tomatos....one of the few nonnie benefits. Had a pretty intense hour and a half yoga class but sad to say I can't do Wheel pose yet. Hand stands are progressing though. Hasta la vista.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 1:34pm; Reply: 170
Passed my exam in  Psychology at University today with a VERY good grade :-) I am so happy since it was my most difficult subject.
It is 29 c /84 F here and the sun is VERY strong for this mild country - everybody seem to get burns...
. I am just about to go out and do some work with my bees I hope they are all out collecting nectar in this wonderfull weather.
My garden grows insane- we have had lots of different weather - now new potatoes, asparagus and strawberries with CREAM are ready. I can´t believe how much better homegrown- oldfashioned strawberries taste.
My tomatoes ( for my little 0) has just started to set small green fruits- I think they weill be ready in 4-6 weeks time.

Welcome to the new B´s :-D
Posted by: Kristin, Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 5:24pm; Reply: 171
Henriette,

I thought your bees died... did you get new ones?

And I really did wave to you from Amsterdam when I was there!!  :K)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 5:59pm; Reply: 172
Yes Kristin
I´ve got a new strong family of 80. 000 bees or so ;-)
They are very busy at moment.
I plan to harvest in a week or 2 . Early summer honey yum  

I think I saw  a tall blond B waving to me  :K)
Posted by: Poly, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 6:59am; Reply: 173
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
Passed my exam in  Psychology at University today with a VERY good grade :-) I am so happy since it was my most difficult subject.


Congratulations, Henriette! (clap) Well done! :D

So - do you have 7 weeks of summer vacations ahead of you now? *is green with envy*
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 7:05am; Reply: 174
No- I need to do a small exam more on monday : Skolen i samfundet "
and then I´ll be off untill august 28 :-D

That is why I want to get my act together and fix my diet and exercise AGAIN ( I wrote more in the FS thread :-) )
9 weeks at home with the garden and myself, books  relaxing...
But I hope that this crazy heat won´t be non stop or my garden will be ...... It looks like a august dried out garden
I plan to enjoy this since it is my last LONG vacation untill I get a pension at 70 years or so ?
Posted by: Poly, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 7:42am; Reply: 175
Hah hah, Henriette. Don't worry - you'll still have at least 5 full weeks of summer vacations when you are working as a teacher.

(sunny)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 8:19am; Reply: 176
woooaaahhhh(dance)(dance)(clap)(dance)(sunny)(book2)(smarty)(clap)  congrats for the exams' what kind of psychology did you choose??) and have a look, theory and praxis= 2 complete different thingies ;) :D good luck  :K)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 9:36am; Reply: 177
I chose neuropsychology :
Girls and boys brains developement- how can I use the difference in the classroom and should I ?

I used Erik Erikson  and  Daniel N Stern in a combo with a finnish guy called Matti Bergstrøm.

I think I got such a good grade because I chose something independently that we did not do in class, it was mainly Freud, piaget, Vygotsky and that type of stuff.

Oh how I know theory and practise is not the same Isa
- I think my poor Emma has been pretty confused: some days mummy uses her psychology other days it is just not a very nice mummy.....

Yes -5 weeks holiday!
Poly why do you think I chose teacherhood  ??) ;D
Posted by: Poly, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 10:52am; Reply: 178
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
Poly why do you think I chose teacherhood  ??) ;D


;D

Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 11:47am; Reply: 179
prima Hetty ;D (clap)(clap)(dance)(clap)(smarty) :D
but they are still gluing at Freuds ::) :P yeech... :-/ I prefere much more Papa C.G.Jung
he is muchmore realistic....and not that ....hey what am I doing here ??) sorry Hetty I am just labering around without any kind of meanings :K) :B sorry again ;) ;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 11:57am; Reply: 180
You arewelcome Isa :-D
I prefer Jung as well - I just had to use Erikson etc  because they fitted so well to the theory about brain developement.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 9:46pm; Reply: 181
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Same old place. I just got through eating leg of lamb slow roasted in Shiraz with portabello mushrooms, vidalia onions, carrots and fresh rosemary. Poor dog had to eat dog food since she is getting sort of plump.  It is 95 F here with no rain in sight, so I had to water the tomato and okra plants. They are full of big green tomatos but no ripe ones yet. Tomatos....one of the few nonnie benefits. Had a pretty intense hour and a half yoga class but sad to say I can't do Wheel pose yet. Hand stands are progressing though. Hasta la vista.


It's great to hear from some of you.  GCG: That lamb sounds G-R-E-A-T (think: Tony the Tiger, from Sugar Frosted Flakes commercial)! :D

Here in San Francisco, we're enjoying our signature cool weather.  Fog season is trying to come in a bit early.  We're pretty much guaranteed to be Pea Soup'ed in time for July 4th, when I perennially wonder why CROWDS go down to the waterfront for the Fireworks "Display"! They can't see 'em!!!

However, from my hilltop window, I can see above the fogline, and it's pretty dang impressive...

Rambling :-/ Luvy'all! :K)

Posted by: Ellie, Thursday, June 15, 2006, 10:36pm; Reply: 182
Hi everybody!

congratulations, henriette on your exam success, how do you have time to to do everything?! Are you sure you can't come and help sort my garden out? (I have rhubarb, gooseberries and blackberries which grow themselves quite happily!)

I'm busy just trying to get my new house sorted and enjoying the beautiful sunshine we've been having (it's not as unbearably hot now as it was, just nice summer weather)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, June 16, 2006, 6:55am; Reply: 183
Hi Ellie-
Will try and write you later this weekend.
Well I have found that working in the garden calms be down- and somehow I remembers my stuff better IF I take breaks from the studying and sits in the garden...

I would LOVE to come and see you - but money is SO tight that I basically have to live from the garden the rest of the summer.
Emma has grown so much that I had to buy her new clothes and shoes for a fortune :-(
I have to stop feeding her O diet I think and get her on the normal sugar, wheat and cola diet  :o :P
Posted by: 547 (Guest), Friday, June 16, 2006, 7:48am; Reply: 184
Hey Henriette!

Congrats on your exams!! THE reason you could not join us on Samos.
Well, there will be other Samosses!!! ;D No doubt, but as Kristin already said, the first Samos holiday was really the first one, and will never repeat itself..

Hey Ellie! How are you doing in your new home??  ;D Doing the garden and growing your own foods?? Awesome!! I just saw your post to Henriette... ;D Hope you are enjoying the new home and have settled more or less. I know that last part takes time..

Wow!! 5 weeks holiday Henriette, yeah that is the 'fun' with those professions!!! ;D

I had my week holiday on Samos and maybe some days in the next few months.
Still a lot to do in my office and extension plans regarding my practice.. ;D
Always on the move with such a 'hot' profession inside the BTD.. ;)

Take care  :K)

Cocky 8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, June 16, 2006, 7:53am; Reply: 185
Thanks Cocky
and this year I have 9 weeks !!!! summerholiday
so that is why I am going to do a 100 % finetuning  BTD this summer  ;D
Posted by: 547 (Guest), Friday, June 16, 2006, 8:04am; Reply: 186
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
Thanks Cocky
and this year I have 9 weeks !!!! summerholiday
so that is why I am going to do a 100 % finetuning  BTD this summer  ;D


OMG why are some people soo lucky :o ;D  hey, you better enjoy it, as it is in Denmark and in Holland, you never know when you can stop working... hhhmmm with these 'older' people getting older, there will be no money left when we reach the age of 65 or even older!!!

There is one thing I don't understand, still the bigger part of the populations doesn't adhere to the BTD and still they grow soo old... ??) ??) Just imagine when all start the BTD!! We all grow older, but.... and that is the difference: on BTD we do not want to stop working, because we stay healthy till the age of 100 or older!!! ;D
So the pensions won't cost millions anymore ;D ;D

So that is solved then!!!  ::)

Hey B-gal enjoy your holiday and stay 'cool' during heatwaves!!!

Cocky 8)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, June 16, 2006, 8:13am; Reply: 187
omG...Hetty...do you like rotten tomatoes.... it is meant...in the case you will *really* go to set you daughter onto Coke-diet ;) .... hey Madl... whats about this...you gonna go to send me this young lady, you will enjoy your 9 weeks of summerholidays....(just bought yesterday bio-lamb ;) :D ) she will learn swiss-teutonic, a bit of french language too and me I am going to profit for english exercise ;) ;D ......
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, June 16, 2006, 12:33pm; Reply: 188
Isa  ;-) she has been on this diet half of her life... so no I would not... I can´t afford to buy that kind of junk anyway.
I am sure she would enjoy some swiss -teutonic - she is quite gifted for language..
She will begin studying /learning german after the holidays when she attends 7th grade(year 8 )
and she is already playing with the words. My german are soooo rusty .. I can read it so and so... but speak it -nope .

Posted by: Ellie, Friday, June 16, 2006, 4:39pm; Reply: 189
Hi again

henriette, Yep, have to start feeding Emma junk food, or send her out begging hee hee. My house is not really ready for proper visitors yet, so it's ok really not to come - when you're a wealthy (!) teacher maybe...

Cocky thanks for asking - not doing any real gardening yet - anything that's growing is doing it by itself!

Anyway, better go and cook my tea - lean beef mince, sweet potato, broccoli and red pepper, i think.
Posted by: san j, Friday, June 16, 2006, 9:35pm; Reply: 190
It's watermelon season.  Plum season. Berry season (Please Pass the CREAM). Lots of good stuff for smoothies.  Some fruits are so juicy you can save the juice and throw 'em in the blender with yogurt/kefir...MMMM.

Good to Be B.
Posted by: san j, Friday, June 23, 2006, 9:21pm; Reply: 191
Pluot Plums are in season! Heavenly! :D :D :D Move over, pineapple!
Are all you B's at the B-each? ;) I myself have been away from the Site for a week.
We had a "heat wave" here for a few days (in the 80's). Hope everyone is thriving.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, June 23, 2006, 9:26pm; Reply: 192
I was out of town at a continueing education seminar.  I managed to pick some blue berries wednesday but the drought has really hurt them. There is rain today though so my tomatos will be happy. The temperature has been from 95 to 100F during the day lately.
Posted by: san j, Friday, June 23, 2006, 9:41pm; Reply: 193
It was 52 degrees and foggy this morning, but the sun is out now, so it's probably about 70.  Anyone who needs to cool off, come on over to the Bay Area!(sunny)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 8:30am; Reply: 194
Had a lovely midsummers Eve:
Good friends, lukewarm danish evening 61 F,
Good food and wine: veal, chiliprawns, couscous with herbs and grilled asparagus, red peppers, onions, watermelonsalad with feta, houmous, white chocolatecake, wirh strawberries on top- yes I survived.

We lighted the bunfire at 22- standing under the oaktrees at the seaside singing sad but wonderfull danish songs about the dansih summer: never knowing if it is hot and summer or mild with thunders and rain - just like a yound blond woman ;-)
We could see other bunfires along the coast- one feels so connected with ones past- knowing that our ancestors have done the same for thousend of years ( well really on the 20/21 ths- along came church....)

I am so tired to day- how can one go to sleep with the heat from a fire- the quiert sea so blue- the bats flying around in the treetops?
The night is so short from 2200- 4.30 one have to feel alive on a day as this- Happy midsummer :-D
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 2:16pm; Reply: 195
Well, here in New Hampshire we have a flood watch going again!  We're having way too much rain!  There might be a couple of beautiful days and then *bang* it's raining again.  One good thing, though, is that the flora and fauna are growing great guns.  I've always heard about how green Ireland is and I think we're giving a little competition here.  ;D

My daughter-in-law is of Scandinavian descent and loves the idea of bonfires.  She has one every year during her birthday celebration.  Everyone gathers round.

I've been quiet lately because I have been seeing my husband through a stent procedure with following complications of fluid around the lungs making it hard for him to breathe.  The doctor is working on it and I am glad to say my husband is much better, now.  He has some tests ahead of him this week.  He's breathing so well, now, and looking good that I'm keeping my airline ticket to Pennsylvania next week to visit my sister.  We're going to play a lot of piano duets, shop at Theodore Presser for more music and visit tea houses.  :K) 8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 8:12pm; Reply: 196
NHG-Oh I hope he is getting better.
I have never been to NH- however I would love to go to Eastcoast in general- but I have lived in Ireland- and yes it is green there almost too green :-D
We could really use some rain - so please send it over to us :-D ( a few nights rain would be great)- normally it is first dry in August- but this year summer came in May- and I have to water my strawberries and Raspberries if I want some later.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 12:50am; Reply: 197
Ohhh, Henriette, I would so love to send you some of our rain!!!!  It's funny how we could have such different weather, isn't it?  

Do you mean Ireland's greenery looks almost artificial?  Is that how green it is?  I don't think I'll ever get there to visit.  There are so many countries I would like to see.  At the moment, as you know, I'm sticking close to home and husband.  Thanks, he is doing much better and we'll know more after a few more tests.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 10:30am; Reply: 198
Yes when I stayed there - I found the winter so green
- I mean Denmark is mild as well- but if one vists during march and april the grass will be brown green here- but In Ireland - especially at the westcoast the grass was sooooo green. No wonder the lambs taste good and that they used to celebrate their fine yellow butter in the springtime.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 3:54pm; Reply: 199
Aha!  I buy Kerrygold butter which comes from Ireland.  (At least, I hope it does!) It tastes soooo delicious.
Posted by: san j, Monday, June 26, 2006, 7:07pm; Reply: 200
NHG: I'll be praying, for sure, about your husband. Glad things are going better... :K)
Posted by: Poly, Monday, June 26, 2006, 7:35pm; Reply: 201
I'm sorry to hear that your husband isn't well. I'm happy to hear he's on the mend, though, and hope he'll fell much better soon! :)

Quoted from New_Hampshire_Girl
...visit my sister.  We're going to play a lot of piano duets, shop at Theodore Presser for more music and visit tea houses.  :K) 8)


This sounds like you and your sister will have a wonderful time together. I hope it will be possible for you to make the trip!

Playing music together is a pleasure I really miss. My sister and I did that a lot when we lived in the same town. She played the piano and I the flute. Heh, that was fun. :)

Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 1:55am; Reply: 202
Thank you Exj-j and Poly.  My husband has some more tests this week but he is feeling so much better I can visit my sister with a very clear conscience.

The piano playing with my sister will be very therapeutic.  It would be beautiful to hear the flute playing along with us.  Music is wonderful for the soul.    :K)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 11:18am; Reply: 203
Poly did you play the flute ?- so did I :-) :
first for years I played blokfløjte ( sorry guys I don´t know the english word)and at 10 I played transverse flute until I reached teenage life high school and sadly lost interest- got involved in students politics and boys.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 1:13pm; Reply: 204
Henriette, you and Poly could join my daughter with your flutes, exj-j could sing and I could attempt to accompany with piano!    Is that a good deal, or what!  8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 1:17pm; Reply: 205
;-D howver I think my flute playing is a bit rusty after 15- 20 years break. I do miss it .. and was thinking to get it back in my life soem day.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 2:06pm; Reply: 206
Aha, Henriette!   Today just might be the day!!!!!!   ;D
Posted by: Poly, Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 5:45pm; Reply: 207
NHG - what a fabulous orchestre we would be!!! (clap)

Quoted from New_Hampshire_Girl
Aha, Henriette!   Today just might be the day!!!!!!   ;D


ITA!!! :D Not long ago I found my flute in the attick - it had been burried under my stuff when I moved in with my husband 8 (8!?! :o Is it really 8??? ) years ago. Now I only need to find my music sheets, and I'll be playing away to my heart's content! :)

Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
Poly did you play the flute ?- so did I :-) :
first for years I played blokfløjte ( sorry guys I don´t know the english word)and at 10 I played transverse flute until I reached teenage life high school and sadly lost interest- got involved in students politics and boys.


Hah, again we could be sisters, Henriette!!! :D
I started playing blokfløjte (recorder, I believe is the English name) when I was 7, and shifted to the flute when I was 15. I continued to get lessons until I left school at 18. My teacher said she would coach me if I wanted to go to the music acadamy (Konservatoriet) in Copenhagen. :o Eeek!!! :o I have not an artistic bone in my body - well not enough for a proffessional music carreer anyway - so I said no thanks... Phew! :P ;)

Still, I love to play just for the fun of it. How nice it would be to find a group of people to play with! :)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, July 2, 2006, 10:10pm; Reply: 208
And how are all my fellow Bs doing on this hot, muggy, but dry day? Not much going on here, just putting off cleaning my house. Laundry is no problem but I hate doing the dishes and cleaning out the refrigerator. Got to be done though because garbage pickup is tomorrow Ack Emma.
Posted by: Kristin, Monday, July 3, 2006, 2:14am; Reply: 209
Hey GCG... how close are you to Gulf Shores, AL?


My parents winter down there and one of these years I plan on visiting the area...  


:)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, July 3, 2006, 6:54am; Reply: 210
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
And how are all my fellow Bs doing on this hot, muggy, but dry day? Not much going on here, just putting off cleaning my house. Laundry is no problem but I hate doing the dishes and cleaning out the refrigerator. Got to be done though because garbage pickup is tomorrow Ack Emma.


Well here it is pleasant hot 25 c / 77 F (sunny)  and a mild east wind
I am planning another day in the garden.
Yesterday I used all day to weed my vegetable patch.
Today I need to pick at least 4 pounds strawberries and do something about some baby plants that ought to have moved on from the box to the flower bed long ago..
Saturday I harvested  25 glass/ pounds honey.
This early honey was so thick and dark - almost greek style- it must have been the very high summer like weather we have had the last 2 months.

Yes it is good to be a B :-D
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, July 3, 2006, 12:41pm; Reply: 211
Hello Kristin and Heinriette, I everybody is having a great monday. Kristin it would be about an hour and a half drive to Gulf Shores more or less depending on traffic. Meeting in Mobile would be about half way. If you are going to be in the area PM me and I'll give you my cell #. I think we have a BTDer in Fairhope which is only a few minutes from Gulf Shores. I don't recall her being a B though. Peppermint Twist would be a bit farther than me in the Sarasota Florida area.
   Heinriette 77F would be a pleasant spring day for me. It is good to hear about your honey, I remember when my family harvest honey from a wild be tree. It was very dark honey. My grandmother looked at it for a few minutes, chopped up pecan nuts, added flour, vanilla, honey and maybe eggs and made the best cookies I have ever had. She never used a recipe for anything, just a country farm wife who had been cooking for a large family since she was 14. I have a lot of tomatoes to pick and freeze today and tomorrow but it will be a while till my okra is ripe.
  Time for the rest of the Bs to wander in.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, July 16, 2006, 8:07pm; Reply: 212
OK: Here I am, gcg, wandering in.  I just searched-up the thread and teased it out.
I've missed you guys.  I've been away from the Forum and blogging for the past week, totally, and might not be back for awhile, either.  So, blog-wise, you'll just have to catch up on my Archives before I post again, tho' I'm full of rough drafts.  Thank God it's because I'm so swamped with business right now.

I still don't have my own computer, and my Stalker is Stalking like crazy, so if anything bizarre happens here, concerning me, you'll know it's NOT ME... :-/

Love y'all.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, July 17, 2006, 12:43am; Reply: 213
I hope that is just a forum stalker and not the Leave- a -dead- horses -head in your bed type! If it is the later, it is time to be calling in the cops. If it is the former it is time to hire a hitgeek to trace him down and then report him.

I wonder if this has the record as the longest lasting thread. Probably would if the first version was combined with it. We are missing a few though like U2dan. Maybe they will migrate through.

My mother spent the last three days at my house helping with renovations and cleaning. She is and O though, didn't appreciate my lime habenero cheese cake.The poor dog was even guarding her bones to keep them from going in the trash.
Posted by: Kristin, Monday, July 17, 2006, 1:00am; Reply: 214
Did you say... *lime habenero cheesecake* ????


Oh my... please do share!!! (the recipe, that is)  ;D  Or... you can send a piece my way... that'll do too...


:) :K)


All I can say is... waaaaay too hot here... as it is everywhere else, too....

8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, July 17, 2006, 7:25am; Reply: 215
Sounds good GCG :-D  yes would love the recipe !

It is hot here as well- almost no rain in 7 weeks... what is going wrong ???
Normal danish summers are a mixture- now we are almost getting tired of sun(sunny)

I plan to havest some honey today- bees love the sun and heat ;-)

Well I just had about a pound of dark black cherries from my tree for breakfast - yum
got tired of strawberries with cream
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, July 17, 2006, 1:19pm; Reply: 216
Well the cheese cake recipe came from foodtv.com. Just search the recipe base using the word lime  to search with. It was one of emerills recipes. The only sugstitution I made was to substitute a half cup of vegetable glycerine for the one cup of sugar although I used the 2 tablespoons of sugar. You'll see the reason why I kept those 2 tablespoons when you read the recipe. Oh and unless you have an asbestos lined mouth you might want to cut the 3 habenero peppers down to 2, they are known as the hottest peppers in the world for a reason.

Heinriette "tired of strawberrys and cream" poor baby! Oh well at least blueberries will grow around here. Limes are real cheap in this area right now due to all the Mexican immigrant workers I guess. I might try that cheesecake without the peppers.

Seriously though we seem to have lost a lot of our B posters from a year ago. Maybe the new ones will start posting here.
Posted by: Kristin, Saturday, July 29, 2006, 2:21am; Reply: 217
gulfcoastguy!!! Hey... I just had a flash... isn't it your birthday soon? End of July... right?? Or was it the beginning of July...


Anyway... HAPPY Birthday!!!!! Whenever it is...


;D ;D ;D  :K) :K) :K)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, July 29, 2006, 3:31am; Reply: 218
Hi Kristen! Yes my forty(cough, cough)birthday was tuesday the 25th. I spent the first 3 hours of it helping a survey crew chop through the heaviest underbrush I have ever seen. We were trying to survey for a new highway in temps near 100F and high humidity. of course then I seriously annoyed a hive of yellow jacket wasps who chased me out of there with 6 plus stings to the arms and rear end. I happen to be allergic so I had to stop and go take Benadryl. The next day next verse, same as the first so I took a day off to get the venom out of my system. Today we went back and completed the initial survey work. I finally figured out what was the matter, I use a shampoo with teatree oil in it. I skipped washing my hair this morning and no problem. I hope you found the recipe for the habenero lime cheesecake, I think one has to be a B to appreciate it. Except for yoga in the morning, and picking my okra, I am going to take the day off and drive to Whole Foods in New Orleans and restock on Sodium Laurel Sulfite free shampoo, shaving cream, and toothpaste then see where my muse takes me.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, July 29, 2006, 7:23pm; Reply: 219
Oh happy birthsday GCG  - I think Kristin will be the next B right :-D- then Ellie then I or ?

Sound horrible 100 F and wasps stings ....

Here it has finally cooled a bit down -to more normal 78 F - but still almost no rain in 7 weeks. - my garden looks horrible I am not so sure that I like global heating :-/
But the fruits has been brilliant  - very strong flavour- no watery . But I have to use a fortune in water to keep my kitchen garden alive. I have started to do some work indoor - painting my larder- I have forgotten how much work it takes BEFORE painting :-( - but it gave me a chance to finally kick a few avoids out for both B´s and O´s- only left is pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds - OK for Emma - and I´m not that tempted to indulge in theese.
Hope all B´s are OK- new and old ones  :K)
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Sunday, July 30, 2006, 3:59pm; Reply: 220
Just checking in.  I wouldn't trade our weather with GCG for anything but I do find myself complaining about our weather this summer.  Either it's raining or it's hot!  Not the kind of New England weather that is legendary and what at the moment I'm yearning for!!!!!!

Just to keep you informed, my husband got much worse before he got better.  His breathing got worse and worse until he was hospitalized and both the pulmonologist and cardiologists were conferring.  To make my story short, they fixed an atrial fibrillation they had discovered and they have given him mucho medicine to take to get rid of the fluid buildup.  He came home from hospital this week.  He sleeps at night with room air oxygen which is provided by a neat pumping thingy and there is supplemental oxygen here if he needs it, which he hasn't, thank goodness.  He had empyema as a kid and as a result has one full lung and one partial lung so he does not have the breathing capacity of most people.  He did build up his lung power with much swimming and rowing as an adolescent and that was a very fortunate thing.

As for music, my daughter celebrated her birthday this week by selecting a brand new Yamaha sterling silver flute.  It has a beautitious sound!!! (I don't think that's a word, do you?  ;))  So, the beat goes on.

Henriette, I wish I could send a little of our water your way!  We're having wonderful (not) thunderstorms that keep cropping up here and giving us too much rain.  Between that and the hot weather I find myself wishing for September for the first time, ever.  I don't usually wish my time away and I don't want winter to come any closer.

Exj-j, you must get rid of that stalker.  That's just too scary to think about!

Nice to get back in touch with you Bs again.  In fact, this whole forum is quite wonderful!!!!!!
8)  
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, July 30, 2006, 9:23pm; Reply: 221
Sorry to hear about your husbands problems New Hampshire. maybe he will get better soon. Nice to hear from you anyway, like I said a lot of B's seem to have dropped of the scope lately.
Posted by: Ellie, Sunday, July 30, 2006, 10:54pm; Reply: 222
Hi again folks. Happy Belated Birthday GCG.  Best wishes to you husband New Hampshire Girl. i am sure he will feel better with all the beautiful music from that new flute. BTW I also played the flute at school altho really badly, i have to say. (although i did once beat a really good player in a school competition which was quite bewildering to me).

Today i met a group of people to celebrate Gwyl Awst, trad on 1st Aug, celebration of the first fruits of the harvest. We were right overlooking the sea, and although it was quite windy it stayed dry. I picked the short straw so had to run around after the Corn King, before striking him down with my sickle. (i was the 'hag'!) We took food to share and I made a kind of Gooseberry Fool - consisting of home grown pulped gooseberries, a bit of agave nectar, and a tiny bit of cream. A bit tart but I think it was quite good myself, considering it was the first time for making anything like that and the original recipe called for milk, which i substited with the ricotta. Anyway, most of it has come back so i will get to eat it myself. (luckily there's not too much anyway).

Now the blackberries are starting to grow, so i will be able to experiment with those soon.

Posted by: Debra+, Monday, July 31, 2006, 3:30am; Reply: 223
Happy belated birthday GCG from an O on the B board. :)

Ellie:  Nice to see you on.  Good to see you experimenting with beneficial food.  Enjoy the gooseberries and blackberries. ;) :)

Debra :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, July 31, 2006, 9:42am; Reply: 224
NHG I hope so much your husband will get better !
Ellie Sounds like you had a lovely day- Blackberies are yummi- I think ours will dry out this year- however for the first time in 7 weeks we had a little but of rain tonight !

It would be great if we could get some of the new B´s around :-D
Posted by: Ellie, Monday, July 31, 2006, 8:56pm; Reply: 225
Thank u debra. hope you are enjoying the summer.  actually pretty much all the other food on offer at this party was full of avoids, but i did my best!

Henriette, we have had a good lot of rain again the last few days - down in the south of England they have a drought, while we are apparently shipping our spare water to the Arabs! I hope you enjoy your home grown honey.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, August 28, 2006, 4:00pm; Reply: 226
I thought I would bump this back up before it disapears off the charts. I hope all my Buds are doing fine and that the newbies will join in.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, August 28, 2006, 7:14pm; Reply: 227
Thanks GCG

Could you tell be what you do about eating when you exercise????
... see my thread about exercise and B´s please

BTW welcome to all the new B´s around the forum
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, August 28, 2006, 7:45pm; Reply: 228
I thought I replied on your thread. Anyway, I would eat something light like fruit about an hour before exercising and eat lunch after exercising. My yoga teacher specifically tells us not to eat within one hour of yoga class.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 12:51pm; Reply: 229
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
I thought I replied on your thread. Anyway, I would eat something light like fruit about an hour before exercising and eat lunch after exercising. My yoga teacher specifically tells us not to eat within one hour of yoga class.


You did - I just posted a new thing that night
Thanks :-D  I thing that is what I´ll do
Posted by: Poly, Monday, September 4, 2006, 10:52pm; Reply: 230
Hey you clever Bees! :)

I need some suggestions for some anti-depressant power-food for a B nonnie.

Hubby takes Efexor 75 mg for depression, and it helps him (and me ;)) a lot. But now with autumn approaching he is getting more tired and quiet. I don't want him to up the Efexor, so I thought maybe some B-power-foods would be good for him! :D

Suggestions?
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 1:03am; Reply: 231
Is he taking B vitamins?  Also, you might do a little research into taking extra vitamin B6 besides the B-complex.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 1:26am; Reply: 232
how about licorice DGL'?
gingseng, Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng), Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng), Boerhaavia diffusa,

Bacopa ('Brahmi') is an Ayurvedic botanical, Lipoic acid, it s all in cortiguard, I believe.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 7:03pm; Reply: 233
I am not up to speed on supplements but since you sad it is getting worse as fall approaches could it be SAD or Seasonal Affected Disorder? Where people get more depressed as the days get shorter? If so light therapy has been known to help. For general depression or anxiety exercise has been known to help. It seems to work best for me if it is outside or with other people. A yoga class seems ideal to me. Dogs also seem to help depression and you get the side benefit of walking them. If it doesn't get better maybe a psychiatrist though, one who doesn't just write prescriptions?
Posted by: Poly, Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 7:49pm; Reply: 234
Thanks for the advice, guys! :)

Yes, he has SAD. That's why it took us so long to discover the "real" depression, because we were used to him getting "down" in the winter. I used to feed him during the winter months with a supplement with Gelee Royale, Ginseng and Guarana, that seemed to do him good, but stopped one year when he said he didn't want to take the capsules because they didn't work. (That was the depression speaking, but what did I know..?! ::)) That winter and following spring his depression broke through in full force. Maybe I should start him up on those capsules again, hm? (think)

To help with the SAD, he has a natural light lamp (or whatever the term is) he uses for 30 minutes a day in the winter months. For his birthday last winter I bought him an alarm-clock that wakes up with light instead of sound. Nifty! 8)

He takes a regular multi-vitamin every day.

Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Dogs also seem to help depression and you get the side benefit of walking them.


We have 2 big dogs. And YES, they're very beneficial! ;D
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 10:54pm; Reply: 235
Hey there Bees! I have a little more time now.
I just posted a B-Blog for your reading pleasure.  I might actually receive your Comments too! Honorable Mention to PJD.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 1:56am; Reply: 236
Hi again fellow B's!
Today's blog is about Sardines.  I'd of course be thrilled to learn of your own ways of enjoying our "Beneficial"...
Otherwise: How are y'all doin'?  :K) :)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 2:41am; Reply: 237
you can make a great spread using ghee or butter and sardines!
it s called 'sardellenbutter' in Austria.......very popular over there!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 11:32am; Reply: 238
Sorry Sardines - just not something for this B!
I LOVE food and I like trying new things- but I have tried sardines and mackerel etc and I just can´t stand the fishy taste.
I only like fish that taste very clean and fresh-
even salmon I am very choosy about- I prefer it smoked or marinated- not cooked.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 4:24pm; Reply: 239
Do you realize that in less than a month this thread will be a year old? We didn't even have to have it made into a sticky! Of course it would be even older if they had let us keep the original thread going. As far as B BTD I've been eating on a goat shoulder cooked in the crockpot for the last couple of days. They opened a saturday farmer's market in my town. I have found fresh free range eggs, okra, greens, sweet potatoes, goat meat, and the goat meat lady said that next week she would have goat cheese if I get there before she is sold out.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 6:11pm; Reply: 240
Wow - 1 years birthsday :-D

Goat- it is far more yummi than people realise- first time I had it it was smoked and cut in thin slices- I couldn´t believe it was goat.
Sounds good with such a market . I miss than kind of markets- silly as it is - I live in the countryside- and we do not have markets- when I lived in Aarhus ( second largest city in denmark) there was a lovely market  ??)- but here I have to ask the farmer if he will sell me stuff.
I just had a dessert: yummi sheeps yoghurt with raspberries from the garden and my last blueberries and homemade honney - what can one ask for more ?
Posted by: san j, Saturday, September 30, 2006, 10:17pm; Reply: 241
Guess what?

I started "B & Individuality" on March 5, 2005, so the Thread is, indeed, quite a bit older than 1 year.  Administration decided to start "part II" of it a number of months later.

B's have staying power, folks. And we also need to get away from the Hoi Polloi and have our little place, APART. Which is why there'll always be a place to be B...

:D :K) ;)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, September 30, 2006, 11:32pm; Reply: 242
very interesting blog!
thanks for the heads up on tea tree! )
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Sunday, October 1, 2006, 2:01am; Reply: 243
I progressed a little bit today.  I had some goat yogurt for the first time.  Not bad!  Not bad at all!  I feel all kind of fresh and new, now.  Wu hoo!  ;D
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 2:54pm; Reply: 244
Well Ihad to miss out on the farmers market with the fresh goat and goat cheese, free range eggs, greens etc last saturday. I spent all day waiting in vain for Lowe's noservice to deliver my washing machine. Had a bit of a problem yesterday with my hip aching where the femur attaches to the hip but some ibuprofen and yoga seems to have helped that. Still wondering what happened to some of the Bees like U2Dan. Charlie Daniels is putting on a free concert on the Pascagoula beach friday so the comingweekend will be off to a flying start.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 3:36pm; Reply: 245
I, also, have been wondering where U2Dan is.  He was such an upbeat B, which I think is one of our traits.  :)
Posted by: san j, Friday, October 13, 2006, 9:43pm; Reply: 246
New Blog on the Whoops! tomato... ;) :K)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, October 13, 2006, 10:15pm; Reply: 247
Well tomatos are the one advantage of being a nonnie and I'm sticking with them. For now anyway. Nearly time to close my eyes and give out mass produced chocolate to the little monsters. At least it doesn't have corn syrup....I think!
Posted by: san j, Friday, October 13, 2006, 10:35pm; Reply: 248
Ah, Kids-'n-Kidfood, gcg: Where the Rubber Meets the Road.  ::) :-/ ;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, October 14, 2006, 10:58am; Reply: 249
Good blog sante ;-D
Well a few days ago I had a pizza with tomato - not bad enjoyed every bit.
BUT yesterday I made some chocolate fudge for my daughter ( we have just got autumnholiday- special treat)
my mum had gotten me some eggwhite/sugar mixture - and I used this and all the rest was at least neutral I thought!§!!!
After the first 2 pieces- I felt stoned- well drunk -like I had had 2 bottles of wine or?- my heart was racing and after that I just tired headache - I was really surpriced- normally I do not have a problem with sugar. I looked again at the eggwhite /sugar thing- took the danish translation of and the american ingredienslist said cornsugar/sirup and eggwhites §!!!! :X >:( got really angry felt cheated- ONE thing that I never give in at is cornsugar/sirup and oil- they are worse than anything for me- even worse than cornflour and corn on the cob !

Cornsugar and sirup is NORMALLY not much around in Denmark- we produce more than enough sugar beets no need to use cheap sugar like corn ! BOY I am so  >:( :'(

Well I am going to spend the next days enjoying my break- cleaning up the garden- it is still pretty hot and sunny- but the frost will be around any day - read nice books - cook some special food and just relax- I need that.
BUT the fudge well Emma and her friends can eat it- I know it is bad for her as ell- but It does not freak her out like me.l
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 14, 2006, 3:43pm; Reply: 250
hope everything looks better tomorrow, Henriette! )

drink lots of water to help flush it all out!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, October 15, 2006, 5:20pm; Reply: 251
Thanks Lola
- I feel fine today- but BOY HOW stupid can one be ? I thougt that after 7 years BTD I knew my avoids.....
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 15, 2006, 7:26pm; Reply: 252
;)
we never stop learning, it s only human! )
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, October 15, 2006, 8:59pm; Reply: 253
:-D
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 8:48pm; Reply: 254
Santé_j's New Blog: A Treat for B's... ;) :D
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 9:03pm; Reply: 255
You are an excellent writer, exj-j, and I mean that quite sincerely.  I read only a few blogs on the internet as I usually don't have patience with them but yours I do read all the way through.

Do you remember when Meg Ryan got sick after eating cheese in "French Kiss?"  I didn't notice whether she was following it through with wine and fruit, though.  Next time I watch that movie I'll have to observe.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, October 26, 2006, 10:48am; Reply: 256
Oh I get hungry - real comfort food
- and I agree with NHG - I always in enjoy your blogs  :K)
Posted by: san j, Friday, November 3, 2006, 10:51pm; Reply: 257
I love you guys!!! :D :K)
And thanks for commenting HERE, on the Forum, so I'm relatively sure to actually receive your kind words.

And: There's a New Blog Today, my clan-mates. About another great author... ;)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, November 4, 2006, 8:41am; Reply: 258
woohoo here in stead of :D ;Dme......my mother a B Rh- and also a NONNIE ;) ;D...bonjour à tout le monde :D ;D ;D :K) :K) :K)


and some wavies to all of halfes of mine ;) :K)

pst.pst..:D

we are both nonnies ::) but both we are also lactose intolerant...but we seem to be merely descendant from white people ??) :-/ :o...and Peter wrote about B's with lactose intolerance are mostly   African's??) ::) so are we now white Africans ??) ;) ;D :D
Posted by: san j, Saturday, January 13, 2007, 1:03am; Reply: 259
Hi B's! I really do miss y'all.  I'm here quite seldom, and I love our little "yard", hoping to catch up with you.

I do hope you're finding the recent series of Blogs for B's helpful.

True Confession: Eating lots of ice cream lately AND I actually resorted -- for the first time in YEARS!-- to popcorn the other day. I was starving, at someone else's house, and there was, I tell you, NOTHING to eat there.  I popped this cr-p, burned it....it was a lose-lose all the way, but at least I wasn't hungry for awhile afterward.

Oh well.  Stay in touch, clanmates....Moi
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, January 13, 2007, 2:53am; Reply: 260
Oh don't tell me you sold out to Orville! The horror! Just doing laundry and getting ready to go spend the weekend in the French Quarter in New Orleans. One of my coworkers is getting married there. Talk about a brave O, getting married on the thirteenth 2 blocks away from where his exgirlfriend is working at a strip club. Trudie my boxer dog is laying nearby totally unaware that she is getting boarded tomorrow. Had to ambush her and drag her into the shower yesterday.

BTW why isn't this a sticky?
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 13, 2007, 4:16am; Reply: 261
think I did it!
if it wasn t already done before me......lol
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, January 13, 2007, 6:59am; Reply: 262
Hi sante-

I truly enjoy your new blogs- they are just so down to earth- common sense -AND very USEFUL

Actually - thre seem to be lot of new B´s around- and plenty of subjects have been discussed.

I´m going to a birtsday today- normally they serve a lot of chicken,tomatosalad,smoked salmon and chocolate cake- guess what I´ll be eating? - salmon and chocolate cake:-D

Have a nice trip GCG
Posted by: Poly, Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 10:40pm; Reply: 263
Have any of you clever Bees tried Polyvite, Polyflora and Deflect for B's?

DH (you know - B-nonnie ;)) has taken them for 3 weeks now, and they really don't seem to agree with him. He's majorly bloated and has stomach aches almost every night.

He's had a rumbly stomach for a while, so I put him on Polyflora to help him with that, but it only seems to make it worse... :-/

His diet is so-so-BTD. That means breakfast and dinner is BTD - the rest isn't...

Just wanted to hear if any of you had noticed anything similar. :)

(I do well on the O-supps myself! :D)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 8:46am; Reply: 264
I have never tried the deflect - but the rest works fine for me- I did do the low dose due to the cost.

He could be catching a bug... lots are around
or just getting used to them.

However IF he eats some of the really nasty stuff for a b nonnie- he would get problems....;-)
They are much more sensitive than us secs.....

I don´t do NAP vitamin products at the moment- cant afford them :-(

I do multi B complex
magnesium
and halibut liveroil ( natur A og D) at the moment

and I seem to be fine- when summer comes I´ll change the liveroil to ordinary fish oil ( I never get around all that fish ) and will add some clorella.
I eat homemade or Thieses drænet yoghurt every day- and it seem to keep my stomach in fine shape :-D



































Posted by: Poly, Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 8:19pm; Reply: 265
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
...I eat homemade or Thieses drænet yoghurt every day- and it seem to keep my stomach in fine shape :-D...


*slaps forehead* I can't believe I didn't think of this! Of course - I'll give him youghurt in the morning. He's eating his own home made spelt bread with ghee and cheese every morning. (I HAVE told him, that all that starch isn't good for him being nonnie and all...) Time for a change! :) Thank you SO much, Henriette!

Well - if that doesn't help, I don't know what we'll do! :B


  DH   me!
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 3:30am; Reply: 266
Henriette, do you drink the B drink in the morning as Dr. D. suggested?  I have used the flax oil for years since I first read about it in Eat Right 4 Your Type.  Recently I substituted olive oil but was not happy with that.  The last two days I have used only the cod liver oil.  So, the drink goes like this:  1 tablespoon oat bran, 1 tablespoon lecithin, 1 tablespoon psyllium and 1 tablespoon cod liver oil in pineapple juice.  What is your formula?  I was wondering whether to also put in fish oil besides the cod liver oil and forget the flax oil altogether.

What do you think?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 10:47am; Reply: 267
Quoted from New_Hampshire_Girl
Henriette, do you drink the B drink in the morning as Dr. D. suggested?  I have used the flax oil for years since I first read about it in Eat Right 4 Your Type.  Recently I substituted olive oil but was not happy with that.  The last two days I have used only the cod liver oil.  So, the drink goes like this:  1 tablespoon oat bran, 1 tablespoon lecithin, 1 tablespoon psyllium and 1 tablespoon cod liver oil in pineapple juice.  What is your formula?  I was wondering whether to also put in fish oil besides the cod liver oil and forget the flax oil altogether.

What do you think?



No I don´t - we can´t get the lecihin here- ( or more correct I have only found soy lecithin- and when I tried that 3 years ago- I felt really bad :X

NHG Is it dark in your area ???
I only eat codliver oil or more correct halibutliveroil( Can´t get pure codliveroil here) in the wintertime because I don´t get a lot of fatty fish and it is really dark here.
We only get enough vitamin D from sun in june and july !
Ther rest of the year I use regular fishoil ( from salmon9- to get omega 3 - I think as I have said before that I do better with the fish omega 3 than with flax- maybe becourse of my forfathers life at the sea??
I drink homemade pinapplejuice or other juices with my lunch as a dessert when
I´m home - I don´t do well with to high sugary/carb things in the morning.
I use flaxseeds in bread or on salads- but never the oil- I find it to go stale too fast - it smell like my paint for my windows - with linseedoil ;-D

Poly I think he could do worse !!

I rotate with my yoghurt and fruits-
In summertime I might have fruit and cheese instead
Sometimes eggs as well.
In winter I do have oats in the morning if it is really cold or eggs and sausages.
Then I have yoghurt as part of another meal.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 2:50pm; Reply: 268
Henriette, thanks for the help.  I believe I will forget about the flax oil from now on and I'll try the salmon oil.  No, it's not that dark here in the winter but there are a lot of overcast days.  However, the suggested levels of vit. D have risen for bone health so I'm not too worried about using cod liver oil year round, now.  I used to be an outdoor person but have changed and find myself indoors more than I should be.  In the cardiology book, Dr. D'Adamo suggests using olive oil instead of flax and that's why I tried that.  I wasn't too keen on that, though.  I think I tried it for one whole week.  8)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, February 11, 2007, 10:12am; Reply: 269
Just thought that iwould poste this for my B firends - another reason for getting organic dairy / or keeping a cow in the garden ;-)

copied from something I wrote in  another thread

Scientist have found out that if they let organic cows eat grass COMBINED with white clover and alfalfa they raise the omega 3 ammount in organic dairy with 100 % - and the milk taste much more creamy.....

They advice that more fields will be sown with a combo of theese herbs and grass
and since organic cows here have to be on grass from april- november( compaired to regular cows that often never sees the sun)- it will mean just another reasons for the B´s ( and abs ) to choose organic milk....
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, February 12, 2007, 4:33am; Reply: 270
Hello Heinriette and all the other B's and wannaB's. It is looking like spring is getting closer. My tomato seedlings are allready sprouted and growing on the window ledge. Five weeks or so before time to transplant them outside.

I haven't seen many cows but a field near my parent's house has goats and all the females have little twin goats born in the last week. Cheese, yogurt, and stew on the hoof!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, February 12, 2007, 8:31am; Reply: 271
Lucky you GCG ;-)
Here it will be late May before my peppers and tomatoes( for Emma ) will come out.
I have just sown eggplants and peppers in door. Will do some flowers as well.

Winter has finally hit us this weekend..... but they say the snow will turn into sleet/ rain during the day.

By mistake I pulled up an asparagus plant and it had 3 cm long sprouts ( asparagus)
- so if the lukewarm vinter contine I´ll get early aspargus.

Baby goats are just so cute ! as all animal children
Posted by: san j, Sunday, May 13, 2007, 1:35am; Reply: 272
Just reviving our little world here, B's, especially for the benefit of Henriette_Bsec who says she's been feeling lonely for B company.

I just had a thought, too, about B and solitude. Elsewhere on the Forum Tomatilla was saying that AB loves solitude, and I am a fool for it! Just wondering where my fellow B's weigh in on this.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 13, 2007, 7:46am; Reply: 273
Sure I love solitude- that is why I´m not married ;-D
It seem to me that most B´s at least the ones around me are independent types that like spending time on their own-AND getting back to the clan :-D
I just felt the odd B- among all the b nonnies.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, May 13, 2007, 8:33am; Reply: 274
nope dearle half of mine, you are more than appreciated here ;) ;D noooo oddness to see around  ::)
;D :D :K)  and that thingy about marriage...hmmmm..... better to sleep some night over that thema....(huuuuh you really want to give up you independance ??) :o ...ready....able...willing ??) ;) ;D(shhh)(think)(smarty)(whistle)(whistle)(whistle) ;D :D :K)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, May 14, 2007, 6:12pm; Reply: 275
Yes I need about one day of solitude a week to wind down after a workweek. Unfortunately lately I have been busy with family commitments most week ends. Nothing planned for this weekend except yard work and maybe painting my garage(detached). Tie up the tomatos, retrain the climbbing squash etc. Yoga of course.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 6:28pm; Reply: 276
Yep, I need downtime as well.  I call those days of solitude my mental health days.  They fortify me and help keep me emotionally strong.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 4:33pm; Reply: 277
NHG I had all forgotten about that you are a B sec as well. so I´m not the weird one in the B camp ;-D
There were suddenly so many B nonnies around and I love your guys ,,,, but you alwys just seem a bit more restricted than I :-D

I´m so stressed at the moment that tonight I´m going to spend on the couch with a beer and some nice books and NOT feel guilty about the stuff I ought to do- including calling friends...

Work in the garden is such a great B friend... I need to put that into my program the next horrible 5 weeks-
I´ve got 4 exams- 1 written 24 hour exam and 3 spoken ( ? ) exams and I am already tired...
At the moment I feel my life is  so controlled/ planned / restricted - not my kind of life .
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 5:28pm; Reply: 278
We would call them oral exams in the USA. A 24 hour exam? I thought it was rough when I had 8 hour exams on everything I had learned in university, of course I have had 3 of them. 3x8 eq 24. I can't find a complient beer but a little Merlot sounds nice.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 279
Henriette, if I had to look forward to that kind of stress with school I would be chilling out this evening, too!!!!  I wish I could join you with my beer.  I'm baking a sweet potato so I could share that with you, too.  ;D

P.S.  I guess I'm weird, too.  ;)  Heh, heh.
Posted by: san j, Thursday, May 17, 2007, 3:44am; Reply: 280
Three cheers for B secretors (hic).

OK: Here's a question for B's:

Which supplements, recommended by Peter, do any/most of you take, occasionally/daily/usually...?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, May 17, 2007, 9:27am; Reply: 281
Quoted from New_Hampshire_Girl
Henriette, if I had to look forward to that kind of stress with school I would be chilling out this evening, too!!!!  I wish I could join you with my beer.  I'm baking a sweet potato so I could share that with you, too.  ;D

P.S.  I guess I'm weird, too.  ;)  Heh, heh.


;D It would have been great it was a nice organic honey beer- very tasty ;-D
Went to bed and slept 10 hours....

Ok Oral exams ....
I´ve got 1 oral exam lasting 30 minutes about John Dewey´s theory: learning by doing
1 oral 45 minutes defending my final paper in Geography ; The Caucasus Area - how and why do we teach in this subject in junior high....
1 oral 45 minutes in Danish; Which books do we want grade 4-6 to read and why ?- What roll do I play as a danish teacher in guiding the kids?

My 24 hour exam is : written Danish.
We are given a lot of material on a cd- it could be written, pictures, movies, children reading alloud etc and we have NO idea what the questions will be..
We can prepaire by looking if we can figure out the subject and it can really be anything ; how to teach kids with another background than danish to read, how to teach kid writing skills, how to teach kids littature or ???
Next morning we get to college and are given 3 question and 6 hours to write apox 10 pages....

Last year the failore % was 60 % - I have never failed anything but I am a tad worried. Normally I work best IF I can take a break and do something else- like weeding... that is not possible....
So this B´s creative mind has to be at it´s best monday /tuesday...

Supplements:
Magnesium I take all year round.
I normally don´t do a lot of vitamins - since my deit seem quite well.

However last year I did attentia and cortiguard when I was under a lot of pressure- I somehow missed getting some this year.. so I´ll survive without.

I take ( not particulately recommended  by Peter):
Halibutliver oil during winter- we get very little sun here and most of us Danes are deficient in vitamin D - no food is supplemnted here so....
During summer I take fish oil ( from salmon) it helps my stiff joints and I don´t get enough fish so.....

After sickness I do vitamins and minerals from nap - but they are horrible expensive here in Europe so......


Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, May 17, 2007, 1:22pm; Reply: 282
Ooooh, that's a honey of an exam!!!!  And that honey beer sounded good, too.  ;D

As for exj_j's question, the only NAP products I take regularly are the probiotics and Taraxacum.  I take many other vitamins that I buy from iherb.com.  As for magnesium, I take twice a day and I can't do without that!
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, May 17, 2007, 2:04pm; Reply: 283
Oops!  I forgot I also order from NAP the quercetin plus and vitamin B-12.   8)
Posted by: san j, Friday, May 18, 2007, 1:32am; Reply: 284
I didn't mean it had to be NAP.  ANY supplements at all. There are just so many protocols when you have all the books, as I do. It's interesting to find out what people are actually using and benefitting from.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, May 18, 2007, 2:29am; Reply: 285
Magnesium citrate, fish oil, and fenugreek for me. I have proberry capsules but I only take them in flu season.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, May 18, 2007, 3:55am; Reply: 286
Proberry- well due to the high cost of theese the other years I made my own proberry sirup with elderberrries,cherries, rapberries and blueberries...

GCG What do you use fenugreek for ?
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Friday, May 18, 2007, 1:15pm; Reply: 287
I'm not listing all my supplements because I would be taken to task for taking too many!  ;D 8)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, May 18, 2007, 4:40pm; Reply: 288
I use the fenugreek because I have a genetic tendency to high triglycerides and low LDL cholesterol. It was in one of the protocols.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, May 19, 2007, 6:57am; Reply: 289
Oh I was wondering If I had missed a general B advice :-D
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Saturday, May 19, 2007, 1:06pm; Reply: 290
Henriette, you are very talented!!   Imagine making your own proberry syrup!  I'm too lazy, I think.   :B
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, May 19, 2007, 2:42pm; Reply: 291
Quoted from New_Hampshire_Girl
Henriette, you are very talented!!   Imagine making your own proberry syrup!  I'm too lazy, I think.   :B


:B I just like cooking and when I saw a recipee to use elderberry sirup to cook pears in I thought I could twist it...
Anyway if you had to pay the european prices for NAP products you would try to find other sources as well.....
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Saturday, May 19, 2007, 7:08pm; Reply: 292
Yes, I can see your point there.  I've never made a syrup of any kind.  My aim in cooking always was to cook up nutritious meals, eat, wash up and get out of the kitchen.  ;D  When my family was growing up, though, I used to love making desserts.  The desserts had to be home made and thoroughly delicious.  Whenever we went to a church supper I always took along a delicious cake as an offering.  My two best things to do were 1)make good desserts and 2)darn socks really well.  Now, I don't do either!!!!!   Who darns socks anymore?  And, my husband and I watch our diets.  And, then, of course, along came the BTD!  ;)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 5:19am; Reply: 293
Well maybe we should return doing things like that...
I have noticed mor and more women here in Denamrk starts taking up things like cooking gardeing sewing etc... They don´t do it all the time - but maybe cook speciel dinner in the weekend or knit during winter evenings...
IT is sad that our life has become so rushed that there is no time for this.
Desserts I´m there too and I´m still are ;-D
I find it easier to live BTD IF I have a good cake or dessert in the weekend I don´t crave sweets during the week....
I´m pretty thankful being a B that way. However my O is allowed cream in the weekends.....
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, May 20, 2007, 9:05am; Reply: 294
;D Hettilein please have an eye into http://www.natvd.com the cheapest canadian firm with super organic products....one of my preferest ;) :D...and then you might look for www.Puritan's Pride.com and here you can get all kinds of herbs, adaptogens etc..for very very cheap; but here I am not that sure that's
organic ??) ..... and thou it enables you to knit your own supplements ;) ;D (dance)(smarty)(sunny)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 10:36am; Reply: 295
Thanks Isa I will  :K)
when I´, finished with my nightmare exams tuesday....
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 10:49am; Reply: 296
I hope you do well on your exam, Henriette.  I think that's brilliant for you to look forward to dessert on the weekend.  I can see where that would make it easier for you to follow BTD all week.  We all need some kinds of rewards in life.

I used to crochet but I think it's time to learn how to knit.  I'm glad you brought that thought up.  :D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 11:27am; Reply: 297
;-D
I plan to start sowing again this winter... I used to make wonderfull baby clothes for Emma...
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, May 20, 2007, 12:02pm; Reply: 298
keep my fingggerles crossed for U & ur papers ;)...I thought you've been finished with those bl...:B ;)
fine thingies ;) ;D ...::) oooups...exams arent papers to go for ;) right ??)...yeppers...sorry :-/
another crossing with toes ;) ;D :K)
Posted by: Debra+, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 12:32pm; Reply: 299
Hey Henriette...best of luck to you on your exam.  Tuesday is your last day!  Almost done. :D

Debra :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 12:41pm; Reply: 300
Quoted from debra
Hey Henriette...best of luck to you on your exam.  Tuesday is your last day!  Almost done. :D

Debra :)


Thanks
- well it is only my last WRITTEN exam
I have 3 oral exams as well: 4 th of june. 13 of june and one around 21th of june...
so .....
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, May 20, 2007, 1:56pm; Reply: 301
:o :o please Hettilein tell us if your stuffs to learn are very compliant to BTD's stuff...neuropsychologically.......   .........I mean ;) ;D :D .....it would be very interesting to learn more about your profession :D (clap)(dance)(smarty)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 3:48pm; Reply: 302
No not really...
Except lots of B´s in the Caucasus mountains ;-D - gets very ooold :-)
That is my  Geography paper :-)

My Neuropsychology was last year..

This year I have written about the importance of school gardens and outdoor schooling .

My danish paper is about the joy of reading - and how important it is to let kids just READ and Enjoy... well they could start with ERT ;-D or maybe dr D should make a book for teens and BTD :-D
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, May 20, 2007, 4:27pm; Reply: 303
yep, would be more than nice to get kiddies educated at that age in BTD ;)....so the mums might be
released from the cookings ;) :D .......
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, May 20, 2007, 7:07pm; Reply: 304
;-D
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, June 7, 2007, 2:06pm; Reply: 305
Hi all B's, I need to post to bump up this thread, wouldn't want it to fade away. Henriette did your dog ever stop digging up your cabbage? I guess all of your final papers are done now for school and you have a chance to look at the garden now. Maybe some of the other Bs and wannaBs will stop by.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, June 7, 2007, 7:10pm; Reply: 306
Hi!  Henriette, I have been wondering how you did on your exams.

Summer has finally arrived and the weather today is beautiful with the temperature at 71 degrees and fresh smell in the air after some recent rain storms.  There are lillies blooming in the yard, some irises, rhododendron, beauty bush, spirea and azaleas.  There are a lot of trees in western New Hampshire which I love to see.  Our apple blossoms have gone by but our Kouza dogwood is about to come into bloom.

The silly thing is that I love to enjoy all this but I can't stand gardening!  That's why all my flowers are perennials. ;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, June 7, 2007, 7:31pm; Reply: 307
Thanks for asking :-D
No GCG :
I still have 2 oral exams left - one this wednesday
and 1 in 2 weeks time so the weed is high and I just manage to do a bit when I take a break :-D
Howver I really need to work hard on my Geography exam- 1 hour oral= 1/2 hour about my paper + 1/2 hour on a unknow subject; geology, iceages, weather and climate, political geograpy, globalism - urbanism etc...

My first oral exam went really well.
I got the best grade in my class: a 10 = more or less a B+
- please note that A´s are really not given here very often :-)
I was happy but felt a bit embaressed that I got the best garde- since I had been the laziest student in that subject....


It is really humid and hot at the moment - around 75-80 F- everything grows crazy- the roses are so wonderfull and the perennials as well. Our Rhodandendrons and fruittrees are long gone- but were are between 3 and 4 weeks ahead this year so Global heating has really hit us this year.

About the digging... Sienna has stopped in the veggiegarden- but my lines of veggies really stands curved this year:-) But one of the blueberries have been up a few times- she seems to improve a bit- wishfull thinking ;-D
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, June 7, 2007, 7:39pm; Reply: 308
Congratulations, Henriette, for doing so well on your first oral exam.  I hope you do as well on the others.  Thanks for the update. :)
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 11:51pm; Reply: 309
Hello, Family! I'm back with another blog. Let me know what you think!  :D :D

Also: You new B's (and it seems there are MANY of you): This is homeroom for you, our family gathering... ;)  Park your camels and squat around the fire with us!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 5:50am; Reply: 310
;D happy landings round the fire half of mines, we are going for a barbeque with lamb...or mutton ??)
let's hear your stories :D (clap)(dance)(sunny)
Posted by: 245 (Guest), Thursday, June 21, 2007, 7:45pm; Reply: 311
Hi Everyone,

I made a couple of postings here and there, but I felt like I should introduce myself to my clan.  :)

When I first heard of the BTD, I was vegetarian and lactose intolerant...so I ate a lot of soy, soymilk as dairy replacers...and wheat cuz "they" say its healthy (never gave up yogurt though.)  When I read my food lists, I decided the BTD total load cuz I couldn't follow it :P.  Fast forward a few years (to about 2001)...I developed celiac (possibly just gluten intolerant, but I haven't done food challenges,) I got dairy back, and suddenly the diet was easy peasy.  (I'm still vegetarian, but that is another story.)  Not only could I follow the diet, but the closer I follow it, the better I feel.  I haven't looked back...I try to evangelize whenever I can.  My favorite foods are milk, yogurt and cheese (hehe :D)

Nice to meet you.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, June 21, 2007, 9:00pm; Reply: 312
very encouraging testimonial for other vegan Bs out there!
welcome!
Posted by: Chris, Thursday, June 21, 2007, 10:26pm; Reply: 313
Welcome, bomega.   :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, June 22, 2007, 6:24am; Reply: 314
Welcome bomega - nice to see another B
I used to be vegetarian as well but was lacto -ovo ....

Just wanted to tell my "clan" that I graduated yesterday :-D
I´m a teacher now....
I wont have to stress over exams anymore...
Sumertime here I go- hope to do more B things now....
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, June 22, 2007, 12:09pm; Reply: 315
Henriette, you have allways been a teacher. You just have a diploma now. Now you get to stress over your students exams!

Bomega, welcome onboard.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:14pm; Reply: 316
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Henriette, you have allways been a teacher. You just have a diploma now. Now you get to stress over your students exams!


;D true .... but it is almost holiday  8)
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Friday, June 22, 2007, 3:30pm; Reply: 317
Congratulations, Henriette!!!!!!!!!! (clap)(dance)
Posted by: Kristin, Friday, June 22, 2007, 4:15pm; Reply: 318
Yea!!!! Many congratulations Henriette!!!!!! :K)

How nice that must feel to have all that stress out of the way...


And be able to relax.... ahhhhh..... what we B's do best sometimes....  ;)



Enjoy your holiday!!! (sunny)(sunny)
Posted by: Kristin, Friday, June 22, 2007, 4:16pm; Reply: 319
And a Big Welcome to you bomega!!!!    :D
Posted by: Lola, Friday, June 22, 2007, 8:39pm; Reply: 320
well done Henriette!!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, June 22, 2007, 9:51pm; Reply: 321
(clap)(clap)(clap)(dance)(clap) congratulation Hetti :D :K) ....another poor teacher soon with a little burnout??) because of the pupils behaviour ??) hey Madl take care about that and stick to your B-vits and magnesium.....so all is easier to support ;) ;D ......


welcome newbie B  half of mine....great to have got ya on that *holy* board ;) ;D :D


                                        (clap)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, June 23, 2007, 7:29am; Reply: 322
thanks all

My students have always been nice-
even the kids the other teachers hated...
treat them with respect and they behave ;-D most off the time.....

Yep Kristin can´t wait beeing in my garden relaxing.....daydreaming and maybe weeding the rainforest that have arrived here ;-D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 10:19pm; Reply: 323
3 cheers HBsec!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 2:42pm; Reply: 324
(dance)(clap)(smarty) I think you are one of the rare teachers willing, able and practising things like that;) ;D .......the return of invest will be positive ;)   I am sure and certain :D
Posted by: 245 (Guest), Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 5:22am; Reply: 325
To you former vegetarian B's (Henriette...I think you said you used to be): Was it really worth it to start taking meat or fish?  Did you notice any positive benefits from beginning to take it?I tried a piece of salmon the other day, in an effort to ween myself on, from a Whole Foods deli which I've heard is very good, so I think it was cooked properly, and was a good piece of fish)  but I couldn't even get through a small sample size before gagging.  Psychologically, I can't bring myself to try red meat yet.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 5:42am; Reply: 326
was that salmon farm raised?
those are fed gmo soy ..........try wild next time.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 11:40am; Reply: 327
Hi Bomega
Yes...yes and yes!
My energy levels rose - I started to feel clear in my head- no sugarswings up and downs- and lost weight and my allergy improved.
Well salmon can make me gag today....
I only eat it marinated or very cold covered with LOTS of cream fraise ;-D
Cod and turkey was my first tests. But please note I did eat meat at christmas - a special birthsday etc...like 4-5 times a year... I had/have no problems with meat if animals are treated fine.
Strange enough my favorite meat today 9 years latert is red/pink steak and lamb !!! Just to tell you how my tastebuds changed.
Maybe you need to eat like a B without meat and fish for a while and then try small ammounts of meat and fish like 1 oz... several times... Remember lots of pineapple and papya if you find it hard to digest...
Posted by: 245 (Guest), Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 7:52pm; Reply: 328
Quoted from lola
was that salmon farm raised?
those are fed gmo soy ..........try wild next time.
No - it was definitely wild caught (tis the season here in the Pacific NW.)  

In my life, I have had meat 6 times (Not counting this recent experiment.)  Twice it was beef, and I felt guilty...I can't tell you why...it just did, and I'm not going to deny my feelings on that.  It may not make sense to anyone, but it doesn't have to.  Then, once it was wild salmon (straight out of the ocean, the well prepared by a brilliant cook) and I loved it.  That is why I would try it this time...but no go.  Then there was tanner crab...yum (*sigh* but against my type) and the others were cod and halibut which were gross to me.  

I've been eating the B diet (sans meat) for a while, and am pleased with the results.  I can lose weight as long as I exericise and stay away from sugary sweets (even if they are ok for my type.)  But, I did want to see if I could get some other benefits.  This isn't going to work though if I have to live on a fishing boat to do it.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, July 4, 2007, 7:21am; Reply: 329
Feelings are tough to deal with and since you have been vegetarian for so long.....
Bomega it might not be ideal - but I do think it is possible to be a OK healthy B without meat and fish- I would just make sure that I had all my beans, nuts, milk servings- a few more of the eggs maybe 6-8 pr week and cheese.
And becarefull with the grains- like lots of us former vegetarians noticed we were more starchtarians than vegetarians.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, September 6, 2007, 3:07am; Reply: 330
Well it has been a long summer, maybe the Bs are finished roaming for a while. Last I knew all the B Leos were getting older but I thought I would bring this thread up again. After all we got a new crop of Bs joining up recently.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, September 6, 2007, 6:28am; Reply: 331
Good idea GCG

Welcome to all the new B´s feel free to ask anything -and all the old B´s will try to help you :-D



Posted by: TJ, Monday, November 5, 2007, 10:52pm; Reply: 332
So what's this about B's being technophobes?  That I don't get.  My brother and I are both B's and both love technology -- me more towards computers, he more for gadgets and such.  I am an eNTp, so that could partly explain it.  As a matter of fact, now that I'm better and my head is clear (thnx to the diet) I want to get into tech support, and maybe go back to school for a computer science degree, since my BS of psychology isn't paying the bills, and isn't very interesting for me anymore, either.  I also just found out I'm a nonnie, but still not sure what all that implies, other than a small change in my bene's, neutrals, and avoids, and the vague notion I've gotten that nonnies tend to be more sickly.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 12:01am; Reply: 333
nonnies tend to do better with less carbs and sugars.
join the club! ;)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 2:15am; Reply: 334
Well as a Civil engineer I had better not be a technophobe! In fact as an INTJ I'm the one in my office who is allways wanting to try new methods and materials. Hate doing the same thing the same ole approved way everytime. Boring!

Glad to see a new B on this thread. It is one of the oldest continous threads  on the forum.
Posted by: honeybee, Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 2:18am; Reply: 335
I hear that LolA!  ;)

At least there are fantastic alternatives, the trickiest part about following the avoids is that they are so widely plundered and therefore delivered direct in packaged / prepared food..
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 5:18am; Reply: 336
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At least there are fantastic alternatives, the trickiest part about following the avoids is that they are so widely plundered and therefore delivered direct in packaged / prepared food..


Oh, no problem, processed foods are long gone from my diet.  It's almost pointless even considering them unless you are A-sec, what with all the corn-gunk and wheat in them.

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nonnies tend to do better with less carbs and sugars.


So I hear.  What's the reasoning behind this?  If it's already been explained elsewhere (and I'm SURE it has been) you can just post the link.

So on to my rant about the original thread topic "B and Individuality".  Do we find a disproportionate number of NTs and NFs in the B blood type?  see http://www.keirsey.com/  Those are the 2 rarer temperaments, and also the more individualistic, I suppose.  [I prefer the Keirsey type over the Meyers-Briggs type.  It seems to be more detailed and it makes better sense to me on an iNtuitive level (heheheheh).]  For myself, I am definitely an individual.  I think in quite a different way than most of my peers.  I often joke that I do everything backward, because I approach problems from such a different direction than most people expect.  My sense of humor is rather obscure, and sometimes just downright random.  I know I'm different, and I very much enjoy being so!

ps: How do I get emailed notifications when someone replies to a thread I'm subscribed to?  I didn't see such an option in the preferences, and was puzzled since that's a pretty much standard forum feature these days.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 6:03am; Reply: 337
have you read the live right book yet?
I recommend you do......on the non secretor issue.
also try the search button on homepage......so much to read and learn.
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 6:54am; Reply: 338
"Live Right..." is the next purchase on my list!
Posted by: 1750 (Guest), Sunday, November 11, 2007, 4:24pm; Reply: 339
If it helps at all I am a hardcore NF from the idealistic side of the house.



Quoted from TJ




So on to my rant about the original thread topic "B and Individuality".  Do we find a disproportionate number of NTs and NFs in the B blood type?  see http://www.keirsey.com/  Those are the 2 rarer temperaments, and also the more individualistic, I suppose.  [I prefer the Keirsey type over the Meyers-Briggs type.  It seems to be more detailed and it makes better sense to me on an iNtuitive level (heheheheh).]  For myself, I am definitely an individual.  I think in quite a different way than most of my peers.  I often joke that I do everything backward, because I approach problems from such a different direction than most people expect.  My sense of humor is rather obscure, and sometimes just downright random.  I know I'm different, and I very much enjoy being so!

ps: How do I get emailed notifications when someone replies to a thread I'm subscribed to?  I didn't see such an option in the preferences, and was puzzled since that's a pretty much standard forum feature these days.


Posted by: Kristin, Sunday, November 11, 2007, 4:34pm; Reply: 340
Mekan... I'm also an NF and tend to fall toward the idealistic side of the fence. I've been making a conscious attempt to temper that tendency though and add more reason and rational thinking into my repertoire.  ;)

drive55:  the notifications feature was not functioning properly so that has been temporarily disabled for the time being.
Posted by: 1750 (Guest), Sunday, November 11, 2007, 5:34pm; Reply: 341
Reading through the original thread I see a bunch of folks equating B's with anti or poor technology skills.  Tech is my life and has been from the most early of days.
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, November 11, 2007, 5:54pm; Reply: 342
I just love all those bl. :X :B sweet nonnie B's  ;D ;D :D.... technology might mean also being a 3 in Risos' ;) :o :o :o (happy_gangsta)(happy_gangsta)(happy_gangsta)(cool)(funny)(wink)

ahem do you know the chanson of George Moustaki: le metècque ??) ;) or "elle"......??) ::) ;D
Posted by: teri, Monday, November 12, 2007, 12:54am; Reply: 343
ISTJ + non-technophobe.

Question re. BTD protocols...

I am currently in the process of gathering the "ingredients" to start the protocols for hypothyroidism. There are two protocols recommended. Is it ok to follow both protocols at the same time, will they complement each other? Or with they interfere with each other and best be followed separately?

Having great difficulty finding watermelon seed capsules so it may be awhile before I get started anyway.
Posted by: 1750 (Guest), Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:22pm; Reply: 344
For all of my fellow B's, both secretor and non, what foods/supplements do you believe have made a difference in your lives?  Have you found any other health regiment such as 'flushing' to be worth your time and effort?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4:09pm; Reply: 345
Teri I´m not sure about he protocals - have nver used them much- jsut taken what ever I could get my hands on.

Mekan
I have never bothered with flushing etc...

What really works for me is Magnesium- I take that year round- started with 300 mg - now around 600 grams.
Another thing that works well for me is fish oil in the summer and codliver oil in winter
( please notice my country lacks (sunny) from november to april or so :(
It helps with my mood, my skin, my joints are not sore.
I must admit that I never get around all the fish in LRT - hat is why I make sure to get enough omega 3.

When I´m stressed, Cortiguard and Attentia has been very good- takes away my brainfog and makes it easier to concentrate.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4:58pm; Reply: 346
Ditto on the magnesium citrate, 400 mg a day for me. Helped with leg cramps and no more kidney stones.
Posted by: Kristin, Thursday, November 15, 2007, 5:15pm; Reply: 347
Ditto on the magnesium here. And I have always done a cal/mag supp as well. But I have never been a big fan of supplements. I prefer food to supps any day.

Best foods? I would say lamb (and I would eat alot more fish if I didn't live in such a land-locked area), sweet potatoes, broccoli and other dark green vegetables, beets, whole grain carbs like rice, millet and oats, keeping flour products to a minimum, ghee spread liberally on everything, yogurt and other fermented dairy. And dark chocolate is a must!! lol!!

*** Oh... about the flushing... I have found that to be way more stressful with little noticeable benefit for me.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6:28pm; Reply: 348
Ditto on the food - especially the dark chocolate LOL (drool)
Posted by: 1750 (Guest), Friday, November 16, 2007, 4:47pm; Reply: 349
Good to hear about the magnesium. I started taking zma.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Friday, November 16, 2007, 8:07pm; Reply: 350
Me, too, on taking magnesium!  I also take vitamin B complex every day.
Posted by: honeybee, Saturday, November 17, 2007, 3:46am; Reply: 351
ditto magnesium has been awesome for restless legs & constipation. Green tea is a cornerstone for me, and so too little things like curry powder, fresh herbs, garlic & ginger..

Also you may be interested in making your own spelt / millet bread.. there is a great thread here discussing adapting the recipe -started after Dr D blogged a how-to video he found on youtube for no-knead bread-making that is easy and delicious if you are into that sort of thing, thought i would mention it.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, November 17, 2007, 3:57am; Reply: 352
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/p/archives/00000156.htm
the famous bread! ;)
Posted by: Darenn, Monday, November 19, 2007, 7:24pm; Reply: 353
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Ditto on the magnesium citrate, 400 mg a day for me. Helped with leg cramps and no more kidney stones.


Hello, i have question about magnesium citrate if  Phytocal for B and AB Type say better magnesium oxide. Magnesium citrate is for O and A Type. Or it is the same? magnesium citrate = magnesium oxide?
Thank for answer:)
Andy
Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 19, 2007, 11:38pm; Reply: 354
I take oxide and am fine with it...besides, it is the only one I can get down here with no avoids or binders.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 2:03am; Reply: 355
The magnesium citrate was recommended to me by the owner of my local health food shop, another B BTW. He is a NAP distributor and carries all the books. He went to the national meeting 2 or 3 years ago. I stopped by his store to pickup a box of unibars and some shaving cream(sodium laurel sulfite free)and he was introducing a B and O couple to the program this afternoon.

It seems to work fine for me anyway.
Posted by: Darenn, Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 10:43am; Reply: 356
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
The magnesium citrate was recommended to me by the owner of my local health food shop, another B BTW. He is a NAP distributor and carries all the books. He went to the national meeting 2 or 3 years ago. I stopped by his store to pickup a box of unibars and some shaving cream(sodium laurel sulfite free)and he was introducing a B and O couple to the program this afternoon.

It seems to work fine for me anyway.


Ok, thank you!
Andy
Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 11:14am; Reply: 357
would or go for mg-citrat, glucorate or aspartate... seldom go for oxide...this is one of the ::) of all for the body ;) (cheepest for the sellers or providers :P ) :(
Posted by: 260 (Guest), Thursday, November 22, 2007, 2:26am; Reply: 358
to my fellow B's..i was wondering if anyone else had a milk protein allergy..or if i'm the only one..and also did it go away or improve on this diet? and i was wondering if everyone avoids the neutral infrequents? thnx :O)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 22, 2007, 2:29am; Reply: 359
have you looked into the allergies book yet?
Posted by: 260 (Guest), Thursday, November 22, 2007, 2:32am; Reply: 360
i just did today in fact..it mentions people thinking lactose intolerances are allergies, when they're really just intolerances...and then says what a real milk protein allergy is..which i have..and i just find it so weird that i have it because of how good dairy is supposed to be for type B's..but i'm hoping that maybe this diet will get me back into balance and it will go away..i developed it later in life so i'm hoping it will go away in time
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 22, 2007, 3:15am; Reply: 361
you will be very pleased with the results!
it all depends on your level of compliance and how you tweak it according to your needs.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, November 22, 2007, 9:13am; Reply: 362
Dear MM
how sad for you- well even B´s can get real milkallergy

I agree with Lola - get the allergy book and follow it very closely ( except for the dairy)

Maybe try small amounts of milk after 6 months or so....

Some people outgrow their casein allergy- others dont  :'(

Have you looked into the Theory (controversy) about A 1 vrsus A2 milk ?


Another aspect of the milk is whether the beta-casein component of the protein is A1 type or A2 type. Although it's not conclusive at this stage, research done at Lincoln University, in New Zealand, has shown correlations between A1 milk and diseases such as heart disease and Type 1 diabetes. These diseases have no such correlations with A2 milk.

Originally, all milk was A2.
About 5000 years ago there was a mutation in Europe and the A1 genes spread through cow herds.
These days:
Goats and sheep milk is equivalent to A2 milk, as is human milk.
Heirloom breeds tend to have more A2, -newer breeds - A1.
Different countries have a different mix between the two.
For example, Iceland is mainly A2, where Finland is more A1. the level of heart disease is higher in Finland.
Masai and other African cattle only produce A2 milk, which is significant when you consider that the Masai are very healthy on a diet of mainly meat, blood and fermented milk, with little heart disease.
There is some A2 milk and cream available in New Zealand, try your organic store.

Type of cows

Holstein or Friesian cows are commonly used for producing dairy as they have a higher milk yield. But more isn’t necessarily better. To achieve this, they are bred to have higher levels of growth hormone, which is undesirable for feeding to children, unless they have growth deficiency diseases.milk from Jersey or  especially Guernsey cows ),which has these characteristics:

It is usually predominantly A2 milk
Lower production of milk per cow, which means the available vitamins are more concentrated in the milk
A higher quantity of cream, so rich in the fat soluble factors
Generally seems to have a superior taste

From
http://www.frot.co.nz/dietnet/basics/milk.htm
So if I should add milk back in my diet AFTER a long brak without it- I would go for
sheep, goat or Guernsey milk.

And if that doesn´t work- live with the sad fact  :'(that milk is not for me....
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 22, 2007, 2:36pm; Reply: 363
sound alternative! :)
Posted by: RedLilac, Thursday, November 22, 2007, 4:40pm; Reply: 364
Thanks for the info Henriette, I never know about the Type A1 & A2 milk.  It makes sense, if humans are not all alike inside why should all cows be the same.
Posted by: 260 (Guest), Thursday, November 22, 2007, 4:44pm; Reply: 365
wow that is very interesting about the A1 and A2 milk..because I tolerate goat's milk and cheese just fine..and I would honestly be fine with never having cow's milk..if i could just find a compliant goat yogurt that i don't have to make..i've tried sheep yogurt and i really don't like it...and i've read about liberte goat yogurt online..and it seems like it might be compliant..so i'm trying to find it in local stores..i feel like yogurt would just be another great source of protein especially because its listed as super beneficial
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, November 22, 2007, 5:18pm; Reply: 366
no problems with casein for me, but with lactose ::).....it also depends on the amounts ...... :-/ (think)(whistle)
Posted by: teri, Thursday, November 22, 2007, 6:52pm; Reply: 367
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what a real milk protein allergy is..which i have..and i just find it so weird that i have it because of how good dairy is supposed to be for type B's..but i'm hoping that maybe this diet will get me back into balance and it will go away..i developed it later in life so i'm hoping it will go away in time


I also developed hay fever later in life and hoping that the BTD will calm the condition. It is most uncomfortable. Will see what happens in June.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, November 22, 2007, 7:17pm; Reply: 368
I developed hay-fever  and eczema on my hands in my teens- but I must say that BTD has reduced my problems with 75 % ( no more eczema and only a very mild hay-fever and that is fine with me :D

Yes Lola it is controversial- not so much that there is a difference - cause that has been known for a while....
- but more that all the LARGE scale farmers with Frisians / Holsteins cows etc. all got very upset about the thought that people would start to prefer milk from the small breeds Jersey and Guernsey.
and that their milk might be one of the reasons why milk has such a mixed reputation.

I drink mainly organic jersey milk and I feel great  :D

Even my daughter who gets rashes/ eczema on her cheeks straight away she has milk- does not have a reaction when she gets raw jersey milk  ??) :-/ ( rarely- it is hard to get)


MM sounds like you could be fine with goat milk- or maybe the water-buffalo( A2 milk) as well.
In Waitrose I saw they had water-buffalo ice-cream and yoghurt...
Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, November 23, 2007, 5:13pm; Reply: 369
Quoted from teri


I also developed hay fever later in life and hoping that the BTD will calm the condition. It is most uncomfortable. Will see what happens in June.


Before the BTD I’d have to take a Benedryl every day in May as soon as I got near my home town.  We’ve got the largest collection of lilacs in the world in Liliacia Park and practically every home, including my own, has lilac bushes in their yards.  Now I can make it through the lilac season Benedryl free.  I still need it when I drive though Michigan past this large patch of many different varieties of flowers.  So keep up with the BTD, your allergies will get better.
Posted by: 1750 (Guest), Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 2:59am; Reply: 370
I am still waiting on my secretor test results.  After reading other b nonnie posts I was certain I would be a nonnie.  A nonnie is neutral to tomatoes and a regular B they are avoid.  I avoided any and all tomato products for 6 days.  On the 7th day I made chili with diced tomatoes in it and think I may have had a reaction.  Two days later the symptoms went away, ate a leftover bowl of chili and tonight the symptoms seem to be back.

Any B regulars eat tomatoes and have a reaction?  What were your symptoms?
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 3:31am; Reply: 371
Sometimes in a restaurant I will eat the cherry tomatoes that are in a salad, all the time feeling guilty.  I have no reaction that I'm aware of.(drool)
Posted by: 260 (Guest), Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 3:34am; Reply: 372
what are typical characteristics of a B nonsecretor, just out of curiosity?
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 4:16am; Reply: 373
read all about it in the LRFYT book. :)

Blood Type B Basics: The Blood Type B Individualized Lifestyle.
http://www.4yourtype.com/Typeb_basic.asp


B nonnies, eat somewhat like Os with a few dairy privileges. ;)
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 6:39pm; Reply: 374
So here's something that's been bugging the heck out of me for awhile now.  Why are tomatoes considered a "red flag" (which is basically "super-avoid", right?) for Bs, when they are neutral for B nonnies?
Posted by: Kristin, Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 6:51pm; Reply: 375
I do not think they are considered a "red flag" for all B's... only for B secretors.
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 8:13pm; Reply: 376
Quoted from Kristin
I do not think they are considered a "red flag" for all B's... only for B secretors.


That's exactly my concern.  In LR4YT, "Red Flags" are chicken, corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts, sesame seeds, and tomatoes.  What confuses me is how tomatoes is a red flag if it's neutral for nonnies!  Red flag foods are like super-avoids, i.e. the very first things you should get rid of when you first start the diet, because they are the worst.
Posted by: teri, Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 8:22pm; Reply: 377
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I am still waiting on my secretor test results.  After reading other b nonnie posts I was certain I would be a nonnie.  A nonnie is neutral to tomatoes and a regular B they are avoid.  I avoided any and all tomato products for 6 days.  On the 7th day I made chili with diced tomatoes in it and think I may have had a reaction.  Two days later the symptoms went away, ate a leftover bowl of chili and tonight the symptoms seem to be back.

Any B regulars eat tomatoes and have a reaction?  What were your symptoms?


I am still waiting on my secretor test too (is taking a very long time). Anyway, I did a similar test on myself this past weekend. After having eaten exactly zero tomatoes or any dishes with tomato in them, etc., I went ahead and had a bowl of rice noodles with tomato sauce. No reaction that I was aware of either, but then again, I wonder if I've been on the BTD long enough to notice reactions of any sort. I have been careful so far to eat only the foods that are beneficial for both secretors and non-secretors and not to eat any avoids that are listed as such for either or both. My diet has been very limited for a month now, so I'm looking forward to getting my secretor status so that I can expand it a bit.

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That's exactly my concern.  In LR4YT, "Red Flags" are chicken, corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts, sesame seeds, and tomatoes.  What confuses me is how tomatoes is a red flag if it's neutral for nonnies!  Red flag foods are like super-avoids, i.e. the very first things you should get rid of when you first start the diet, because they are the worst.


Yes, this is confusing to me too. Everything else on the red-flag list is an avoid for both secretors and non-secretors. So why the red flag for tomatoes I wonder? Is it better for a non-secretor to avoid them even though they are listed as neutral?
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 9:05pm; Reply: 378
Quoted from teri
I have been careful so far ... not to eat any avoids that are listed as such for either or both. My diet has been very limited for a month now, so I'm looking forward to getting my secretor status so that I can expand it a bit.


This is what I did also (except I also ate neutrals), while I was waiting for my secretor test results to come back.  I figured statistically I'm more likely to be a secretor, but with my chronic poor health and sensitivities, I thought that more than made up for the statistics, and gave me a good chance of being a nonnie.  Sure enough... :-/  But at least, now I know.

Despite tomatoes now being neutral for me, I have still been hesitant to reintroduce them into my diet.  I like ketchup, salsa, and other tomato-based sauces, but I despise raw tomatoes--taste, texture, consistency, the whole "raw tomato experience", which could be a sign that they are an avoid for me personally.  Who knows?  I did finally buy a bottle of organic ketchup last week (yay, no corn syrup!).
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 1:32am; Reply: 379
that s precisely the beauty of BTD and Dr Ds life long work.

let me put it this way......
how on earth would you have known you are a non secretor, if it wouldn t have been for Dr Ds incredible discovery? ;)
and asking all to take the lewis test.....

why are avocados avoids for secretor Os and beneficial for O nonnies?

I believe Dr D has clinically studied all reactions.

found this on tomatoes and As with MM status
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The beneficial status of tomatoes for A secretor MMs is due to its cancer-fighting compounds. MMs need an aggressive cancer-prevention lifestyle, and this recommendation balances out the potential harm of tomatoes with their potential in MM individuals to fight cancer -- and concludes that tomatoes should be used.


very complex if you ask me! ;)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 3:11am; Reply: 380
the health series books give me a very clear perspective of all neutrals, becoming infrequent neutrals......and this to me is a sign of being better off avoiding those.
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with my chronic poor health and sensitivities,

I d look into those first and target my food choices even more.
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 3:26am; Reply: 381
Quoted from Lola
the health series books give me a very clear perspective of all neutrals, becoming infrequent neutrals......and this to me is a sign of being better off avoiding those.


Which book(s) are these you are referring to?  Right now, I have LR4YT, ER4YT Encyclopedia, and the website to refer to.  ATM I can't afford to purchase another book!

I'm also kind of lost about the "infrequent neutrals".  I've seen this referred to in other posts, and thought it was something I would see in LR4YT, but I haven't seen it thus far, and I've read the whole type B section.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 3:56am; Reply: 382
http://www.dadamo.com/books.htm
scroll down to the eight health series books.
these books have 5 categories
super beneficials, beneficials, neutral frequent, neutral infrequent and avoid.

I checked tomatoes are neutral frequent for B nonnies so proceed as you see fit.
Posted by: teri, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 4:17am; Reply: 383
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The beneficial status of tomatoes for A secretor MMs is due to its cancer-fighting compounds. MMs need an aggressive cancer-prevention lifestyle, and this recommendation balances out the potential harm of tomatoes with their potential in MM individuals to fight cancer -- and concludes that tomatoes should be used.


This is very interesting. Lola, can you say what an MM is (without referring to one of the books)? That is something I haven't read about yet on this forum.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 4:43am; Reply: 384
the MN type can also be tested when you do the whole serotyping test.
most are MNs but the NNs and MMs are called homozygous and have certain differences.
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Around 28 percent of the population type out as MM, 22 percent as NN, and 50 percent as MN. Most health problems are associated with the two "purebred" types (NN and MM), not with the mixed type (MN), a phenomenon known in genetics as hybrid vigor.

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http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archivea/config.pl?read=86070

LR4YT says about the advantages of being heterozygous (MN), the homozygous MM and NN types apparently tend to have less hypertension (high blood pressure). Males with the MN phenotype had significantly higher unadjusted systolic and diastolic blood pressures than those who were homozygous MM or NN.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 9:17am; Reply: 385
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I have been careful so far to eat only the foods that are beneficial for both secretors and non-secretors and not to eat any avoids that are listed as such for either or both. My diet has been very limited for a month now, so I'm looking forward to getting my secretor status so that I can expand it a bit.


Teri
I DO hope you have been eating neutrals as well :o or your diet is unnecessary HARD
Neutrals = good basic foods that we all need for variety !

About feeling the effect of some food !
Well I simply don´t think that you always can feel when you eat an avoid
- some mess me up -others dont..
Like pork,shrimp, avocado, olives, artichokes, hazelnuts are all fine with me
- but not with my bt :'(

Some like the pork, hazelnut, artichoke, green olive are tier 2 avoid
= I eat them on occation  :D
- while the others are really a 1 time a year thing :(

So I wouldn´t be to sure about how you react to tomatoes as a way of determinating your status.
Posted by: teri, Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 6:37pm; Reply: 386
Lola, thanks for your explanation about the MM's, etc. Sounds like the same thing that occurs in the business of breeding dogs when too much in-breeding takes place. Imagine if we chose our partners by that criteria too. Maybe one day it'll be one of those first-date questions we ask each other. :o

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Teri
I DO hope you have been eating neutrals as well or your diet is unnecessary HARD
Neutrals = good basic foods that we all need for variety !


Henriette, I have been eating mostly beneficials and very few neutrals. Avoiding neutrals whenever possible when there is a beneficial to be had instead. I was wondering if it was possible to have too many beneficials? Would some of the benefit be lost? Or by HARD, do you mean psychologically? It is that for sure. I was planning on tapering off into more neutrals after a period of about 3 months. Thought that the initial onslot of beneficials would hasten to mend any damage I've caused my body over the years. Then I can incorporate a more stable diet plan. It is a harsh approach I know. But please tell me if you think I'm wasting my time with it.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, December 6, 2007, 12:20am; Reply: 387
teri, as soon as you find out your secretor status, then I d go ahead and do the beneficials for an extended period....
for now, you might be missing some essential beneficials like avocados if you happened to be a nonnie, and so on.......

and also follow the health series book best suited for you, for more targeted food choices.
Posted by: Kristin, Thursday, December 6, 2007, 3:19am; Reply: 388
Teri,

You could be missing out on some important vitamins, minerals, and other trace nutrients by eating a beneficials only diet for 3 months. The significance of having neutrals as a portion of your daily intake is to provide a balanced diet. However... the B diet is quite well-rounded that way.
Posted by: teri, Thursday, December 6, 2007, 4:20am; Reply: 389
The few neutrals that I am including for now are ...

frequent use...romaine lettuce, spinach, carrots, bananas, blueberries (these fruits can be either beneficial or neutral, depending on secretor status)

limited use...eggs, almond butter, turkey, mayonnaise, maple syrup

So, I figure I am using about 15% of my allowed neutrals and still getting a well rounded diet. You're right, it is much easier with a B diet, don't know if I could do it the same way without yogurt! It is much more challenging for my O hubby to use the same initial approach and I am finding that more neutrals are needed to balance out the vitamins and minerals side of things for him.
Posted by: teri, Thursday, December 6, 2007, 4:30am; Reply: 390
Oh i forgot chocolate and spearmint tea, my favourite bed time snack! About twice a week, sometimes more, sometimes less.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, December 6, 2007, 9:08am; Reply: 391
Teri can I join you  ;D
chocolate surely should be beneficials ;D
I think Kristin has explained it better than I could in my pidgin English  :D
Im thinking :
I would be lost without eggs, butter, ghee, turkey, beef, Other cheese than the bennies, green beans,peas, almonds and walnuts, rice, speltflour, the whole neutral veggie-department and fruit
all theese = good nutricion and variety in my diet - and makes it easier for me to share food with my O.

My goals is to eat minimum 1 bennie in every meal- often more if I can.

Food yesterday:
Breakfast: Yoghurt, banana, flaxseed, rosehipspowder, raspberry, black tea
Snack: Coffee with wholefat milk- dry cranberries and dark choc.
lunch: Turkeybreast with beansalad; lima, green bean, oliveoil, lemon dressing, onions. Clementine
snack: green tea with walnut cookies ( spelt, ghee, walnut, honey, egg)
dinner: rice with indian meat : beef, onions, garlic, curry, peas, red pepper, carrots, yoghurt and mangochutney on it´s side.
Pineapple  and herbaltea before bed.
It was not a great day - but ok...

If the neutrals had not been there it would be boring...

Posted by: 1750 (Guest), Thursday, December 6, 2007, 7:01pm; Reply: 392
Well it is confirmed that I am a nonnie.  This is great news for me concerning tomatoes.   I also found that it was the Cheddar cheese that I was having a reaction to at the time.  Funny, that cheese is an avoid for the nonnie.

I hope to get a book or two for Christmas so I don't really have an understanding of the neutral tag other than I have read here.   I am consistently eating neutrals in all food categories.  It is my intent to eat as many beneficials as I can and I make an effort to eat superbenificials for diabetes and cancer.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, December 7, 2007, 4:28am; Reply: 393
Mekan, several fruits just went from neutral to beneficial for you also. Calf liver also just became beneficial but all wheat is now bad.
Posted by: teri, Friday, December 7, 2007, 7:28am; Reply: 394
Quoted Text
My goals is to eat minimum 1 bennie in every meal- often more if I can.

Food yesterday:
Breakfast: Yoghurt, banana, flaxseed, rosehipspowder, raspberry, black tea
Snack: Coffee with wholefat milk- dry cranberries and dark choc.
lunch: Turkeybreast with beansalad; lima, green bean, oliveoil, lemon dressing, onions. Clementine
snack: green tea with walnut cookies ( spelt, ghee, walnut, honey, egg)
dinner: rice with indian meat : beef, onions, garlic, curry, peas, red pepper, carrots, yoghurt and mangochutney on it´s side.
Pineapple  and herbaltea before bed.
It was not a great day - but ok...

If the neutrals had not been there it would be boring...


Henriette, thanks for sharing this. It is good to know how other B's are eating. Your menu sounds wonderful and definitely more interesting than mine is at the moment. Maybe I am not getting enough beans or grains in my diet right now and that's something I should think about adding. I love spelt. Also, in the medical health series book for 'Aging', ghee and onions are listed as superbeneficials for both secretors and non-secretors so yes, I am using them too! This is the book I am following for now. It seems to be quite a recent publication so I'm quite happy with the information I am finding in there for both B's and O's. Haven't quite got into the portion counting yet but will do so when secretor status is in.
Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, December 7, 2007, 5:05pm; Reply: 395
Quoted from 1750
Well it is confirmed that I am a nonnie.  This is great news for me concerning tomatoes.   I also found that it was the Cheddar cheese that I was having a reaction to at the time.  Funny, that cheese is an avoid for the nonnie.


Welcome to the nonnie clubhouse.  When I learned I was a nonnie, I was very bummed out about the cheeses that are avoids for us.  I love all cheese!  I confess that I occasionally cheat and the gas I let out lets the world around me know it.  :o

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, December 7, 2007, 8:39pm; Reply: 396
Quoted from RedLilac


Welcome to the nonnie clubhouse.  When I learned I was a nonnie, I was very bummed out about the cheeses that are avoids for us.  I love all cheese!  I confess that I occasionally cheat and the gas I let out lets the world around me know it.  :o



LOL
That is me when I cheat and have artichokes with my O .... not nice to share bed with  ;D
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 9:10pm; Reply: 397
BTW didn't this thread used to be a sticky? I would hate to see it expire as old as it is.
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 11:41pm; Reply: 398
Hey ya'll! I agree, gcg: Don't let it die, semper fi, etc. Missed you guys, almost 3 months away: What's newest in B land?

Gotta tell ya, the changes on the Forum are REALLY confusing! And I wasn't even let into the Forum, using my 3-months-ago-fine password! What gives?

How are B-is-for-Buddies (and Half Buddies....eeeee.... :D)
u
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 3:13am; Reply: 399
Great to hear from you exj_j.  I was wondering what happened to you.  You will be interested to learn that I played a duet with our organist in church for the first time in my life (piano and organ duet, that is).  Still have classical music in my life.  Couldn't live without it!(smile)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 3:48am; Reply: 400
Dr D advised others to delete the old cookies, to register again with your usual name.
glad you found a way to get in! ;)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 4:27am; Reply: 401
Quoted Text
I played a duet with our organist in church for the first time in my life.

which was the repertoire?
congratulations!
doing what you love is so important! :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 12:18pm; Reply: 402
Sante
welcome back
I have missed some fellow B secretors.. suddenly I seem outnumbered by the B nonnies  :P :D

Posted by: Kristin, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 3:35pm; Reply: 403
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
Sante
welcome back
I have missed some fellow B secretors.. suddenly I seem outnumbered by the B nonnies  :P :D



Hey... I still poke my nose in every so often...  ;D :K)

But true... many more nonnies on the board (of all types) than us secretors.

Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 4:12pm; Reply: 404
we share the 50:50 dearest Kristin...I guess even  more AB's than B's solamente on this board (counted all together ;) )(woot)(woot)(evil)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 4:32pm; Reply: 405
Quoted from Kristin


Hey... I still poke my nose in every so often...  ;D :K)

But true... many more nonnies on the board (of all types) than us secretors.



:K) yes you are here and I think New Hamshire girl is a secretor as well....
I just guess that most B secretors survive out in this mad world... while the B nons get problems... that is my only way of explaining the lack of B secretors here... but I like being the odd one so  :D
Posted by: Kristin, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 4:33pm; Reply: 406
Quoted from Amazone I.
we share the 50:50 dearest Kristin...;)



Yes we do, Mädl   :) :K)



Posted by: Kristin, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 4:41pm; Reply: 407
Quoted from Henriette Bsec


:K) yes you are here and I think New Hamshire girl is a secretor as well....
I just guess that most B secretors survive out in this mad world... while the B nons get problems... that is my only way of explaining the lack of B secretors here... but I like being the odd one so  :D


Yes... out in the mad mad world, we are! Wrestling with the O's and arguing with the A's!  ;D ;) ;D
Nice to have a haven of respite once in awhile.  :)

The AB's are incognito so you never know when you come across one. Except that they feel like family...  :K)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 4:44pm; Reply: 408
Quoted from Kristin


Yes... out in the mad mad world, we are! Wrestling with the O's and arguing with the A's!  ;D ;) ;D
Nice to have a haven of respite once in awhile.  :)

The AB's are incognito so you never know when you come across one. Except that they feel like family...  :K)


LOL

Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 7:31pm; Reply: 409
Quoted from Lola

which was the repertoire?
congratulations!
doing what you love is so important! :)


Yes!  I do love music.  We played Handel's "Largo" and Mendelssohn's "Andante con moto."

I like this thread, also, but I'm not always certain what comments to add to it that might be of interest.  But, that's my problem as I like to read what others have to say and possibly my comments by contrast are rather boring.  Hmmn, wonder what that says about me?  Aha! I know!  I should have more confidence in myself!!!!!   On the other hand, I never give up trying, whatever the task may be.  For instance, asking our church organist if I could play a duet with him when I've never done such a thing before.  In that case I took a pretty bold stand, wouldn't you say??  It used to be called "giving it the old college try."  I really don't know where that saying came from but it was applicable in my case. (woot)
Posted by: Kristin, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 7:34pm; Reply: 410
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
BTW didn't this thread used to be a sticky? I would hate to see it expire as old as it is.


Just FYI... any Kyosha Nim can make a thread sticky. It is a button located waaaay down at the bottom of the page.   ;)

Posted by: teri, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 7:36pm; Reply: 411
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
:K) yes you are here and I think New Hamshire girl is a secretor as well....

I just guess that most B secretors survive out in this mad world... while the B nons get problems... that is my only way of explaining the lack of B secretors here... but I like being the odd one so  :D


Hoping like he&*$%^& (heck) to join you B-sec's soon! :D
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 8:46pm; Reply: 412
Quoted Text
asking our church organist if I could play a duet with him when I've never done such a thing before.

I consider that very brave!
well done!(clap)(dance)(whistle)
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 11:31pm; Reply: 413
Thank you, Lola.  That makes me feel really good!  (angel)
Posted by: OSuzanna, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 12:18am; Reply: 414
I've been eavesdropping, New Hampshire Girl, never feel you'd be boring to us! You don't have to think something's that "special," because we haven't heard it yet, have we- just you til you tell us! Don't be afraid to share, feedback and observation feeds and enlightens us always. :K)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 1:50am; Reply: 415
well said OSuzanna!

NHG, chapeau to you for having confidence in your musical achievements!
and pls share more of your adventures with us!
your contributions enrich everyone of us!
Posted by: 814 (Guest), Thursday, December 13, 2007, 3:26am; Reply: 416
We B-secs seem to bounce along a bit easier - probably because (but don't tell the others or they'll get jealous...) we can have ICECREAM! ;)
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 5:52am; Reply: 417
Quoted from 814
We B-secs seem to bounce along a bit easier - probably because (but don't tell the others or they'll get jealous...) we can have ICECREAM! ;)


Sure, just rub my nose in it  :'((dissappointed)(what)

But we can have tomatoes...hahahah...hah...heh.......
Posted by: teri, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 5:53am; Reply: 418
Ice cream is listed as an avoid for B-sec's in the health series book I'm using.  :'( Unless, of course, you make your own! Do you? Oh, you must. No, I don't want the recipe. Not yet. If B-sec happens on my doorstep, though, I just might be back here asking for it.

Posted by: honeybee, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 6:11am; Reply: 419
we can too have *homemade* icecream!

here is a link to my sugarfree icecream recipe that could be modified in many ways including cocoa or almonds or berries...
;D
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?506
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 7:27am; Reply: 420
NHG  you are never boring  :K)
I must say I would have loved to be in that church- there is something about hearing wonderful music in a church  :D makes me all
Teri you are welcome to join the minority on this board or the majority in real life  ;D
I think it is the cheese that makes the B secs "to bounce along a bit easier"  :P
However sometimes I pretend I´m a b non to get that lovely fruit beneficial.
Posted by: Kristin, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 3:16pm; Reply: 421
Quoted from Henriette Bsec

However sometimes I pretend I´m a b non to get that lovely fruit beneficial.


I was surprised in running the SWAMI program on myself how many fruits switched from neutral to  beneficial... 10 or more... including all the good yummy orchard fruits. So... you can safely bet that at least some of those lovely fruits are actually beneficial for you.  ;)

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 3:38pm; Reply: 422
Quoted from Kristin


I was surprised in running the SWAMI program on myself how many fruits switched from neutral to  beneficial... 10 or more... including all the good yummy orchard fruits. So... you can safely bet that at least some of those lovely fruits are actually beneficial for you.  ;)


How lovely  :D
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 8:02pm; Reply: 423
I say!  I believe I'll stick around this thread just to make myself feel good.  Such complimentary things you all say to me.  It's very humbling.  It never escapes my notice, though, just how nice people on this forum are to each other and that's absolutely why I have been a member from the start.

I like ice cream, too, but would prefer it in a banana split!! (whistle)(dance)
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 8:04pm; Reply: 424
Oh, Kristen, could you list some of those fruits that changed from neutral to beneficial on the SWAMI program?   Thanks!
Posted by: Kristin, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 11:21pm; Reply: 425
Quoted from NewHampshireGirl
Oh, Kristen, could you list some of those fruits that changed from neutral to beneficial on the SWAMI program?   Thanks!


Sure... Here are the results verbatim. The program I ran was with an anti-aging bias. Plus I added the information from the soon-to-be-released GenoType kit data... like my measurements, fingerprints, taster status, etc.


Top Beneficial Fruits and Fruit Juices:
     
    * Apple, apple juice, apple Cider (Superbeneficial lectin)
    * Apricot, apricot juice
    * Cherry juice, black
    * Cherry, all varieties (Superbeneficial lectin)
    * Grapefruit juice, ruby re1
    * Grapefruit, ruby red (Superbeneficial lectin)
    * Kiwi
    * Nectarine, nectarine juice
    * Orange, orange juice (Superbeneficial lectin)
    * Peach (Hypoallergenic 'clearing' food)
    * Pear, pear juice (Hypoallergenic 'clearing' food)
    * Plum, all varieties (Superbeneficial lectin)
    * Raisin
    * Strawberries (Superbeneficial lectin)

Super-beneficials:

APPLE, APPLE JUICE, APPLE CIDER (1)
APRICOT, APRICOT JUICE
CHERRY JUICE, BLACK
CHERRY, ALL VARIETIES (1)
GRAPEFRUIT JUICE, RUBY RE1
GRAPEFRUIT, RUBY RED (1)
KIWI
NECTARINE, NECTARINE JUICE
ORANGE, ORANGE JUICE (1)
PEACH
PEAR, PEAR JUICE
PLUM, ALL VARIETIES (1)
RAISIN
STRAWBERRIES (1)


Beneficials:

Banana
Cranberry
Cranberry juice
Grape, all varieties
Papaya, papaya juice
Passion fruit
Pineapple
Pineapple juice
Watermelon

     
(1) Type B beneficial lectin.
Posted by: honeybee, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 11:32pm; Reply: 426
Quoted from Lola
honeybee,
I edited your recipe, thanks for submitting it!
check it out and let me know if it needs more tweaking done.


thanks Lola! perfect.  ;D

BTW how do you find out which ingredients are:
"may be high in pesticides."
?
I have seen this in the recipe base but can not figure out what ingredients it refers specifically, is there a way? It is the same with he mold issue- some foods are more prone to mould? Is their more info on that?

Posted by: 260 (Guest), Friday, December 14, 2007, 12:23am; Reply: 427
Can I ask what the SWAMI program is?
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Friday, December 14, 2007, 3:17am; Reply: 428
Thanks so much Kristen!!!(woot) The list is going to be very helpful to me and to other Bs, as well.
Posted by: 260 (Guest), Friday, December 14, 2007, 3:26am; Reply: 429
hmm so are all of those fruits beneficial for all B's now?

and I would appreciate if anyone could give me tips on possible reasons why I've gained at least 8lbs since I began the diet.  Lately I've been paying much closer attention to the frequencies.  I go to a kinesiologist who uses muscle response testing and I asked if he would be able to do that to tell me whether I was a secreter or nonsecreter.  He told me I was a secreter but I'm thinking I should take the secreter test to see if thats right.  I'm not sure if maybe I could be a nonsecreter and I'm following the wrong frequencies.  Is it also a correct assumption to say nonsecreters tend to have more health issues because I've certainly had my share and I'm only 20.  Sometimes I feel its so young to have my body become so unbalanced.  Are there any indications that that point towards being a nonsecreter?  I'm not sure whether I should follow these values until I get the test results.  Any input would be great :O) thnx  
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 14, 2007, 7:41am; Reply: 430
Quoted Text
how do you find out which ingredients are:
"may be high in pesticides."

perhaps doing a search will take you to different threads mentioning this issue, to build your own idea.
during IFHI 2007, Dr Kelly gave us an interesting talk on this.
Dr. Crinnion said that 90% of the pesticide
load on bell peppers could be washed off using vinegar.

Washing with vinegar might work OK for other smooth skinned produce like apples and cherries too.
http://www.dadamo.com/ifhi/2007/crinnion.htm
Quoted Text
These 12 popular fresh fruits and vegetables are consistently the most
contaminated with pesticides — buy these organic.

• Apples
• Bell Peppers
• Celery
• Cherries
• Grapes (imported)
• Nectarines
• Peaches
• Pears
• Potatoes
• Red Raspberries
• Spinach
• Strawberries
Lowest in Pesticides

These 12 popular fresh fruits and vegetables consistently have the lowest levels of pesticides.

• Asparagus
• Avocados
• Bananas
• Broccoli
• Cauliflower
• Corn (sweet)
• Kiwi
• Mangos
• Onions
• Papaya
• Pineapples
• Peas (sweet)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 14, 2007, 7:57am; Reply: 431
Quoted Text
Is it also a correct assumption to say nonsecreters tend to have more health issues because I've certainly had my share and I'm only 20.

I would say yes! :)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 14, 2007, 8:14am; Reply: 432
you can come over to the O nonnie thread as well!!
we re also a great bunch! ;)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 14, 2007, 8:38am; Reply: 433
Quoted Text
Can I ask what the SWAMI program is?

Quoted Text
Dr. D
SWAMI = Serotyping With Advanced Modifying Inventories

The SWAMI is a sophisticated diet collection and display
software program written by me, Dr. Peter D’Adamo. SWAMI
allows you to add a significant number of new variables to the
basic blood type diet values and output the results via an
incredibly detailed and versatile printout. SWAMI essentially
creates a printable version of one of my commercial diets
(such as the Live Right For Your Type diet) that is much more
person-specific.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, December 14, 2007, 8:45am; Reply: 434

Please notice that the list of highly sprayed fruits and veggies differ from country to coutry...

The american and the danish list  I have has LOST in common - but also a few differnces :(
Like broccoli is often sprayed a lot
I just go for organic veggies and fruit 90 % of the time.
Things like apples and strawberries are always very sprayed.

The fruit and veggies that are very sprayed in our country are especially
Dutch, Spanich and French produce
while Scandinavian; English and Italian produce seem to have less pesticides at least when you look at some of the tests the danish authaorities do- but even a danish apple is spatyed so many times that it makes me :'(

I got some spanish red  peppers the other day- normally I don´t buy produce from Spain unless it is organic... and I could litteraly see the pesticides on the fruit  :X
Posted by: Kristin, Friday, December 14, 2007, 3:39pm; Reply: 435
Quoted from 260
hmm so are all of those fruits beneficial for all B's now?


Uhhh... no, they aren't. Some may be beneficial for you... but that depends on a combination of factors. The SWAMI program is more of an individualized approach to the basics of the BTD. For me, it allows a few more food choices in the beneficial range and more specifics on why certain foods are beneficial or avoids.

In general, I think the SWAMI program moves some neutral foods to the beneficial status, perhaps a few neutral foods to the avoid status... and maybe even some foods from avoid to neutral or even beneficial depending on certain health conditions but I think that case is rare. The latter did not happen for me except for miso, but only miso that is not soy. And I have yet to find any miso which is devoid of all soy.

Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 14, 2007, 5:48pm; Reply: 436
there s rice miso I believe.......Eden Foods, perhaps?
Posted by: 260 (Guest), Friday, December 14, 2007, 6:02pm; Reply: 437
Quoted from Lola
you can come over to the O nonnie thread as well!!
we re also a great bunch! ;)



hmm..how do I find this thread :O)
Posted by: kate4975, Friday, December 14, 2007, 6:24pm; Reply: 438
Quoted from honeybee


thanks Lola! perfect.  ;D

BTW how do you find out which ingredients are:
"may be high in pesticides."
?
I have seen this in the recipe base but can not figure out what ingredients it refers specifically, is there a way? It is the same with he mold issue- some foods are more prone to mould? Is their more info on that?



In the chart that shows for which types each ingredient is beneficial, neutral, avoid, there is also a column with numbers that refer to the notes. In the attached example, anything with a 3 in the notes column may be high in pesticides.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?475

Posted by: Kristin, Friday, December 14, 2007, 6:26pm; Reply: 439
Quoted from Lola
there s rice miso I believe.......Eden Foods, perhaps?


Thanks Lola... but all rice miso's I have found have soybeans as well... including the genmai (rice) miso available through Eden foods

Posted by: Curious, Saturday, December 15, 2007, 12:18am; Reply: 440
The miso I used to eat was 'unpasteurized certified organic brown rice miso' and it contains 'whole soybeans, brown rice, salt, water and koji seed'.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 15, 2007, 3:49am; Reply: 441
Quoted Text
how do I find this thread :O)

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1196173815/s-5/highlight-O+nonnie/#num5
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1188487197/s-34/highlight-O+nonnie/#num34

can t find the O nonnie club thread, anyone?
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 1:18am; Reply: 442
Hey there, y'all.
Here I am for the first time since 11 december. Thought I'd blog and check in with the clan. I have to say, it's hard to catch a quick glance of what's currently on the Forum, with this new format.
But, yeah, I blogged, about peppers. I assure you I handwrote at least 50 blogs during the past several months, but I still don't have a computer (!) and there are reasons it's hard to get to one...
I'm so glad to have been able to share one of the many thoughts I've had about BTD with you today. I am marketing it BIGTIME here in San Francisco and, via telephone, all over the world. Even people who'd been resistant for years have recently, on their own, found out their bloodtypes and jumped on the bandwagon. I'm happy for them and encourage them as best I can.
I'll go into more detail another time.
Leave a comment if you like the Blog...
Luv y'all, or almost all...?
Me

* * * * * * *

Question: How do I change my Moniker, i.e. from exj_j?
Posted by: RedLilac, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 1:35am; Reply: 443
I't is nice to see you back.  Being a super taster, I can not handle most peppers.  My son loves thems.  
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 1:54am; Reply: 444
Good to see you again
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 2:53am; Reply: 445
Quoted from san j


Question: How do I change my Moniker, i.e. from exj_j?


Ask Italybound.  She managed it.
Posted by: honeybee, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 4:13am; Reply: 446
Quoted from Ribbit


Ask Italybound.  She managed it.



Hello, click on the member centre button at top right of this page, then on the left, click on name and contact information, then change 'screen name'.  
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 9:12am; Reply: 447
Glad to see you back - always enjoy your blogs  :D
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Thursday, April 3, 2008, 2:33pm; Reply: 448
It's wonderful to see you back! (dance)
Posted by: san j, Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:47am; Reply: 449
Hi B-Buddies!
I see that some of you are, like me, nomads. This is the second time I'm coming on the Forum in August. And then not at all since April, and then not since 12/07.
But I'm diggin' the Nomad thing, but still thoroughly hooked on Be-ing (B), anthropologically speaking.
Anyway, I've got some very, very cool blogs to share with you, but there's a technical problem (at least one, maybe two) at my author-space, and as soon as it's fixed, I will be able to put 'em out there.
Keep cool, clanmates.
Hey: Great Idea: Calling all B's: Check in here and let us know your GT, even if it's in your bio-box. :D Let's get the lay of the land here!
Shock :o :o Henriette B Sec is an Explorer! I see it in her description...
(Bear with me, folks, I haven't been on the site in a long time, and there've been ALOT of changes!!
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, August 28, 2008, 3:48am; Reply: 450
you bet!

you still got to see the new recipe central layout, right? ;)
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipes.htm
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, August 28, 2008, 7:59am; Reply: 451
Quoted from san j

Shock :o :o Henriette B Sec is an Explorer! I see it in her description...


How lovely to see you back  :D always enjoyed your straight forward blogs a lot.

Yep I was  :o when I found out I am an explorer -while lots of the description fits me pretty well- the food doesn´t  :'( I simply can´t kick out so many former B bennies- sorry- and the diet messed up my bloodsugar and my stomach - so I guess I am just a weird subtype of an explorer  :P  And while it is true that I am physically strong I am also at least 25-30 pounds overweight  :-/
So I am simply taking the best from the GTD and using by lovely B diet the rest of the time.

Posted by: TJ, Thursday, August 28, 2008, 10:11pm; Reply: 452
Nomad here! even if I am a left-handed nonnie.... ;)
Posted by: pixelland, Thursday, August 28, 2008, 10:38pm; Reply: 453
Nomad... 99% sure, anyway...

I'm waiting on the results of my secretor test....  fingers crossed that I stay a Nomad!

(sunny)
Posted by: honeybee, Friday, August 29, 2008, 1:14am; Reply: 454


B gatherer here..there do not seem to be many of us- at least not here on the boards, and perhaps it is because you really need your secretor and RH stats to be sure of your genotype. I am thinking a few more shall turnip, ah turn up  :P

looking fwd to your blogs..
Posted by: teri, Friday, August 29, 2008, 2:29pm; Reply: 455
Explorer here, of the non-accident-prone variety (knock on wood). ;D
Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, August 29, 2008, 2:54pm; Reply: 456
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
Quoted from san j

Shock :o :o Henriette B Sec is an Explorer! I see it in her description...


How lovely to see you back  :D always enjoyed your straight forward blogs a lot.

Yep I was  :o when I found out I am an explorer -while lots of the description fits me pretty well- the food doesn´t  :'( I simply can´t kick out so many former B bennies- sorry- and the diet messed up my bloodsugar and my stomach - so I guess I am just a weird subtype of an explorer  :P  And while it is true that I am physically strong I am also at least 25-30 pounds overweight  :-/
So I am simply taking the best from the GTD and using by lovely B diet the rest of the time.



Ditto
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, August 29, 2008, 6:06pm; Reply: 457
Quoted from RedLilac


Ditto


:K) What should dr D do without us quirky " I do it my way" B explores ;D
Posted by: teri, Saturday, August 30, 2008, 8:05pm; Reply: 458
I follow the Explorer diet mostly but incorporate some B-non foods. There are a few Explorer foods that I shy away from still because their status changed so drastically between the two diets (ie. lentils, pomegranates, pine nuts). Will need more convincing to go there. Guess this is backwards to what you other B Explorers (all 2 of you) are doing, but it's still a version of "doing it my way". I don't, for a moment, deny my quirkiness.

Quoted from Henriette Bsec
:K) What should dr D do without us quirky " I do it my way" B explores ;D
Good thing he understands, and, as a Warrior, has the patience to see thru it and "get to the heart of the matter". :D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, August 31, 2008, 8:19am; Reply: 459
Quoted from teri

Good thing he understands, and, as a Warrior, has the patience to see thru it and "get to the heart of the matter". :D


;D

Funny enough I have put some of my  B avoids into my diet like: lentils, pinenuts, Artichokes - and I have not a single bad reaction to these foods.
Tomato and chicken are still not my friends.
But I guess he is right about me properly being a weak secretor  :-/
- however I do fit the secretor group better than the nonnie group...'

We are all individuals ;D
- and maybe I just need my yoghurt and egg to be  fine - even as an explorer  ::)
Posted by: Ellie, Sunday, August 31, 2008, 7:35pm; Reply: 460
My secretor status made me a gatherer, it helped confirm that some commonly available vegetables  :-/ really do not agree with me. so i have now given up broccoli and cauliflower! Anyway, I have lost weight in the last few months, come down a dress size  :) so I am happy with that.

I am still not sure about too much dairy for me, I started eating cottage cheese (and have been having some Red Leicester yummy ). I try to eat less butter because now I can tell it clogs my sinuses up but it is hard to give up completely. I shall try not to eat dairy before the wedding in case it makes me too bloated.

And I tried grapefruit, but that seemed to give me headaches like lemon does, so had to cross that off the list.  :-/

Still, I'm doing quite well in the shops at the moment with fresh peaches and nectarines to eat  :)

I measured my sister and it seems she could be a gatherer or a nomad, depending on secretor status. (my mother is a nomad)
Posted by: teri, Sunday, August 31, 2008, 7:40pm; Reply: 461
Quoted from Henriette Bsec


;D

Funny enough I have put some of my  B avoids into my diet like: lentils, pinenuts, Artichokes - and I have not a single bad reaction to these foods.
Tomato and chicken are still not my friends.
But I guess he is right about me properly being a weak secretor  :-/
- however I do fit the secretor group better than the nonnie group...'

We are all individuals ;D
- and maybe I just need my yoghurt and egg to be  fine - even as an explorer  ::)
I am a yogurt, egg, blueberry, halibut, salmon and red wine-eating Explorer. All black dot foods that I elevated in status right from the beginning, making sure that all are organic (except for the red wine). Would love to become a brussel sprout-eating Exp too but hesitate to go there without more info. In some ways you are lucky to have reactions to foods. I've consumed avoids all my life and have only ever been able to recognize ill effects from coffee and soy. However, I am noticing changes in mood, energy and skin quality since starting the BTD last November so obviously the right foods are going down the hatch now. But if anyone asked me to be specific, I couldn't, except to read a list of foods from the books.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, September 1, 2008, 8:29am; Reply: 462
Quoted from teri
I am a yogurt, egg, blueberry, halibut, salmon and red wine-eating Explorer. All black dot foods that I elevated in status right from the beginning, making sure that all are organic (except for the red wine). Would love to become a brussel sprout-eating Exp too but hesitate to go there without more info. In some ways you are lucky to have reactions to foods. I've consumed avoids all my life and have only ever been able to recognize ill effects from coffee and soy. However, I am noticing changes in mood, energy and skin quality since starting the BTD last November so obviously the right foods are going down the hatch now. But if anyone asked me to be specific, I couldn't, except to read a list of foods from the books.


Loved that - so am I - as well as chocolate and decaf coffe drinking  :P
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 1:51am; Reply: 463
Dr. D. is quite liberal when it comes to his guidelines, both in LR4YT and the GTD. He expects us to find our own way in this strange new land.

I only bought the book in May, and I've been dancing in and out of it, experimenting with a few avoids (tomatoes are still an avoid, and I really need to stick to that!)(And funny: I was never an orange juice drinker, now an avoid. When I was a small child, this was the cause of many a breakfast table scene).

But, as many of you know, I've been a BTD adherent for over a decade. It's clear I "do better" without milk, however. Etc.

How about if one of you puts a survey up for B's? Calling all Forum B's: Tell us your Genotype! Then we can have the percentages in front of us, something I'll bet Lola already has, from those who've registered them into their little Bio Boxes... ;)

Oh, and Lola: Wow! What a feature that Recipe World is!!! :K)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 4:00am; Reply: 464
Quoted Text
How about if one of you puts a survey up for B's?

done......
gatherer, nomad, explorer, right?
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1221018947/s-0/#num0
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 5:04am; Reply: 465
hey SJ!
there already is a survey for Bs and all!!
C# pointed the link out to me, check it out!
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1200517033/s-11/#num11
Posted by: san j, Thursday, January 22, 2009, 10:58pm; Reply: 466
Hi Bees!

Gosh, I'm just not here all that often, and I'm struggling to bring another Blog to the site... :-/.

I did mention on another thread last week or so that I've been losing weight. It's kind of a hybrid diet I'm doing, and the pounds are dropping off (holding at minus 17), as are the inches, especially from the belly :D. I read where Ellie dropped down a dress size too. This is also exciting!

Any of you Bees losing weight? It'd be interesting to read how Bees, in particular, do so.  :)

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, January 23, 2009, 8:50am; Reply: 467
Nice  to see you  :K)
Sounds great - congratulations  :D

Well I am loosing weight right now  :D
On my personal low carb/high fat version of Nomad diet - I am not prefect yet ( economy and work makes that impossible) - but I am slowly mowing to a 99% normad diet - with only very little grains- sweet fruits and sugar.

I have noticed that the coconut oil( virgin) + eating more butter and ghee really ha mad a difference in my diet .
Posted by: san j, Saturday, February 14, 2009, 12:02am; Reply: 468
I've been using ghee quite a bit, too. And somewhat less olive oil. I'm also eating virtually no yeasted bread/cake/cookies. And, yes, still holding at minus-17.  :D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 10:23pm; Reply: 469
And now have gained some of it back :'(. Stopped doing the same diet, and, well, there y'are, for now. Other Bees losing weight?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 8:20am; Reply: 470
Well I am still using my semi paleo/normad version  ;D
( No grains, sugar - limited fruits ) from monday to friday ( a little in the weekend as well as a beer or a glass red wine)

and I seem to loose weight still about 250- 500 gram a week - but that is fine with me- I started with more.

I tend to keep my levels of carbs less than 100 gram pr day
Keep my protein around 80 gram - and don´t worry about fats  ;D use whatever I like...

The breakdown of fats for me is ;
30 % virgin coconut oil (Use for frying, snacks, smothies)
30 % butter or ghee( baking -only weekends :B, on cooked veggies and frying)
15 % virgin olive oil (on salads or mayo)
15 % macdamia nut oil on salads or mayo
Posted by: san j, Thursday, January 14, 2010, 9:05pm; Reply: 471
Sorry, folks. I can't seem to find B & I II. So, I'm not quite sure where to direct the thread.

I'm wondering about the ol' B clan! :D How y'all 'er doin'.
My current blog is on B personality, to an extent, and I'd like the feedback of my buddies on this. Let's sit around the B campfire and chew on this matter amongst ourselves as in days of yore. ;)

Happy 2010, btw.

PS What's the "Message Icon" menu under the name of this thread?
PPS. How could I have located the old "B & Individuality II" thread? I went to  Sticky and it wasn't where I looked. I also searched for that title, and it didn't show up... ??)
Will I ever get the hang of this?? Sounds like another topic for B personality discussion? ;D
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 14, 2010, 9:49pm; Reply: 472
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1130191808/s-443/#num443
individuality II
no worries, have merged both...... ;)
Posted by: san j, Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:11pm; Reply: 473
Thank you, O Lola One, ever ready to fix the world :K)
OK. So I thought (2 posts back) to revive the thread/campfire with you other B's of any or no genotype.  Again, I ask for something of a pow-wow on B personality: Who's up for it? Chime in! :D
Posted by: Sharon, Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:28pm; Reply: 474
I'm totally up for a Pow Wow on blood type B and all blood type personalities. SanteJ, I just read your new blog and enjoyed it.  I also try to guess people's blood type by observing them. It's a fun game.  My mom, brother, and grandfather are all blood type B and have had lots of crazy stress in their life but they are balanced and cool in an emergency situation.  They recover well from stress and are good at finding fun things to do. As an AB, it was good for me to be surrounded by so many B's.  My B family is dependable and always on-time!
Posted by: san j, Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:32pm; Reply: 475
Thanks for the half-B contribution! ;)
Posted by: Sharon, Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:35pm; Reply: 476
I have B envy!
Posted by: san j, Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:40pm; Reply: 477
Quoted from Sharon
I have B envy!


Sharon: Quick! Go to my new thread: AB Personality! It's your special hangout! ;)

Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Friday, January 15, 2010, 12:05am; Reply: 478
I can relate to what Sharon said about her B family.  I'm always on time and I think of myself as being dependable.  As far as stress goes I take time out when I feel overwhelmed.  But sometimes I'm pretty cool when an emergency happens, such as my oven catching on fire because the pumpkin pies were spilling all over the oven.  All I said was, "Oh for Pete's sake!" as I reached for the baking soda and poured some in the oven.  It was a mess to clean up afterwards but I remained calm as the smoke detectors were blaring all around.  ;D
Posted by: san j, Friday, January 15, 2010, 1:06am; Reply: 479
You Go Girl!(clap) And thanks for showing up, NH Girl: Another blast from the past for me :D
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:27pm; Reply: 480
My dad and I are both B's, and it's a family joke that we can't get anywhere on time!
Posted by: dettetynik, Sunday, March 21, 2010, 2:06am; Reply: 481
:-/Can anybody pls tell me how do i join the B group forum, I cant seem to find only B Group.
I am new and find it difficult to read all the other groups is there one for only B groups.
Please email me a link to dettetynik@live.com
I am scared I will not be able to find this page again
Also is there a natural product we can use to wash our fruit and veggies with before we use it?
Thanks so much

Bernadette
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, March 21, 2010, 7:45am; Reply: 482
you are right inside the B forum
actually titled B and Individuality II
I suggest you read all, starting from page 1 :)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:46am; Reply: 483
Quoted from TJ
My dad and I are both B's, and it's a family joke that we can't get anywhere on time!


In my family the B's are allways on time and the O's are allways late.
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, March 25, 2010, 5:54am; Reply: 484
;D ;D ;D ;D(funny)(shrug)(funny)(sunny)
Posted by: maukik, Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 1:19pm; Reply: 485
Hi All,

I just saw Lola reference this page on the Genotype list.  I hadn't see it before.  I am B+, non-secretor, non-taster, Nomad getting ready to sign up for SWAMI later this week.  I did BTD for at least 11 years before starting GTD last year.  Until two weeks ago I was lead to believe I was a secretor after the blood test and saliva test conflicted, so I ate as a secretor.  GTD has been more helpful.  Look forward to SWAMI.
Gayle
Posted by: drbygrrl, Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 11:56pm; Reply: 486
Hi!  I've just found and started the BTD (in my 3rd week). I don't know my secretor status yet, waiting to get the test.  I would have to say that chicken and popcorn (yes, popcorn, I love(d) it) seemed to be all I ate for the longest time, so it's been a bit challenging to go cold turkey (at least I can have turkey!).  I'm also having trouble with the whole avoiding wheat thing -- it seems to be in EVERYTHING.

But I am very curious how my body will respond by adhering to BTD.  So I am trying to be as compliant as possible  (but oh man, popcorn is whispering my name....)

;D
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 2:39am; Reply: 487
like withdrawal!! :)
hang in there, it will get easier!
Posted by: san j, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 12:58am; Reply: 488
Calling all B's: A poem especially for us on my Blog today. Just a quick impressionist tableau, while I'm in profound poetry mode.

Also, Hi drbygrrl. This is the B bulletin board, as it were. Welcome aboard  ::) ;D ok, so it wasn't funny.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10:11am; Reply: 489
Prety cool - loved it  :K)
Posted by: Shelley, Monday, May 17, 2010, 12:21am; Reply: 490
Whew~just finished reading this whole blog from page 1 as Lola suggested above!  It took a little while but I did it.  I also read both LR4YT and the GenoType Diet in the last couple of weeks.  The SWAMI looks interesting, but that will have to wait.  The diets aren't majorly different than how I was already eating, so it isn't too difficult.  I am just paying closer attention to additives like Carrageenan.  There are several things I have given up though: lentils, avocados, tomatoes, and chicken!   I thought I was going to have to give up my organic extra virgin coconut oil after reading LR4YT but thankfully the GT6 Nomad says it is a superfood!  I haven't given up coffee yet, but I am drinking more green tea.  

I have started taking sublingual B12 again, and it makes such a big difference in my sleep!  I want to take supplements Dr. D recommends, but I have to figure a way to do that more economically.  I wondered about taking once a day instead of twice a day?

San J~your 'B' poem is really nice :) !
Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 17, 2010, 3:33am; Reply: 491
once a day sounds good.....your body will let you know what you need with time :)
Posted by: Shelley, Monday, May 17, 2010, 9:42am; Reply: 492
Thanks, Lola, I think I will do that.  I also considered taking some of them individually.  I found several of the recommended supps very inexspensive.  But, they still add up, and, then there would be the hassle of taking so many.

Have a great day! (smile)
Posted by: Elisha, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 2:05am; Reply: 493
I knew it ! I am a non secretor and even though I have been feeling much better I am excited about how much better I will be feeling now that I can cut  out the Secreter foods I have been having eg Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan, Potatoes and Sugar...  and welcome back the things I have missed eg tomatoes, pumpkin.. even though these are neutral foods and not beneficial it will be nice to open up eating habits. I found tomatoes very hard to to avoid..they are in a lot of casseroles etc

Even though its not ideal to be a non secreter I always felt that I was.

Can I ask apart from the above.. what are some big differences in B secreter vs non secreter.

Also how come we have to avoid Soy Beans, Tofu, Miso but can have Soy milk? not that I am complaining i love my soy hot chocs but i thought that was strange.

Any help as always would be great.

E x
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 2:26am; Reply: 494
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1130191808/s-443/#num443
you already have an important B thread going, but no worries, I ve already merged you ;)
I suggest you read it, and find out many more things on your individuality
Posted by: Elisha, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 3:11am; Reply: 495
Hey Lola

I started a Calling all B's thread a few weeks ago.. I couldnt see it on the forum page so I started a new one.
Is there anyway I can go back to that original thread and post this new reply?
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 5:32pm; Reply: 496
Quoted from Elisha
welcome back the things I have missed eg tomatoes, pumpkin..
I'd still not overindulged in these!  I'm also a nonnie B, and my SWAMI tells me to avoid tomatoes if it's ran as Nomad or Explorer.  Personally, my gut feels more settled when I leave them alone.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 6:55pm; Reply: 497
On the Nomad diet, soymilk, pumpkins and tomatoes are toxins, and I already knew that I feel better without them!  ;)  
Posted by: Elisha, Thursday, July 22, 2010, 1:56am; Reply: 498

I havent done my SWAMI i dont really know anything about it. Is that something that I need to do if I am going to do the BTD as opposed to the GTD ?

This is all very confusing.. to be honest

E  ??)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 22, 2010, 3:01am; Reply: 499
depending on your issues, you might want to check the healthseries BTD books if you are going to follow the BTD guidelines.......those are targeted and very easy to follow, together with the given protocols in the books
check out all the titles available
http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=19
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, July 22, 2010, 3:04am; Reply: 500
ease into BTD, it needs to feel comfortable, not stressed!

swami can wait, if at all......you will do just fine following the LRFYT book or any of the more targeted health series books......
Posted by: Elisha, Friday, July 23, 2010, 1:16am; Reply: 501
Thanks Lola, I think your right SWAMI can wait. I need to really give the BTD a go for a year and see how I go healthwise, then make an informed decision.

I have also read on other blogs that people have had both the saliva secreter test and the Lewis Blood Group test to confirm their secreter status. Would you recommend that I do both? Are the results of the saliva test not definitive?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 23, 2010, 6:35am; Reply: 502
yes saliva tests are definite, no worries

Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 6:18am; Reply: 503
Quoted Text
Peter D'Adamo  FIRST FOR WOMEN magazine looking
for type B or AB women who have lost considerable weight
on the BTD and could provide before and after photos -
contact
ann@dadamo.com

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2251971958
Posted by: Melisa, Monday, November 28, 2011, 9:21pm; Reply: 504
Hi there!

Some of us have created a page for people with type B blood on Facebook.

We should stick together - join us at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/202595673153272/.

See you there!

Melissa ;)
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Monday, November 28, 2011, 9:57pm; Reply: 505
Cool, I'll join now ,
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Monday, November 28, 2011, 9:58pm; Reply: 506
The link doesn't work, it takes me to my home page :-/
Posted by: 17010 (Guest), Monday, November 28, 2011, 10:13pm; Reply: 507
For B Facebook group search on Facebook for - B Group Blood - Eat Right for our Type
Or look at the posts on the Eat Right for Your Type Facebook page

David

Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 28, 2011, 10:14pm; Reply: 508
log into your fb account first, then click on the like button once in the group or write the name of the group in the fb search window

B Group Blood - Eat Right for our Type write it all out
Posted by: san j, Monday, November 28, 2011, 10:19pm; Reply: 509
Quoted from Melisa
Hi there!

Some of us have created a page for people with type B blood on Facebook.

We should stick together - join us at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/202595673153272/.

See you there!

Melissa ;)


And some of us will keep these dadamo Home Fires burning.
Thanks for pulling up this lovely thread (part II)
It was, for years, The Place To Be for Bs right here on the website, to check in and say hello, without dealing with such other sites, without leaving The Forum here. (It's why it's so long.)

Very, very nice to have it back --- Thanks!  :D

Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, November 28, 2011, 10:59pm; Reply: 510
Sorry but I won't Facebook till I retire from my current job. They snoop.
Posted by: san j, Monday, November 28, 2011, 11:30pm; Reply: 511
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Sorry but I won't Facebook till I retire from my current job. They snoop.


Hey, gcg.
I actually recently read most of B & Individuality II AND its predecessor, B & Individuality.
I think it manifests a very special spirit -- something, in fact, that hasn't been around here in years.

I, also, have never registered on facebook.

Aside from gcg:
I invite any and all Bs to look at this thread and its predecessor; we had some lovely B-Family times gathered round this fire! :)

Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 12:28am; Reply: 512
guess who merged the threads??? ;)
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:23am; Reply: 513
Quoted from Lola
guess who merged the threads??? ;)
  :K)

The first post in B & Individuality, posted by yours truly on 5 March, 2005, can currently be viewed with that thread, through the Message Board in the "Library" category, under "Golden Threads".

You can really smell the desert fire, the coffee brewing, the goat-hair tent flapping in the wind... We've had some good times, B's have, in our migrations...

Check 'em out!  :D
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 2:06am; Reply: 514
I meant I merged Melisa's thread onto here
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1130191808/s-new/#num504

all Bs need to stick close ;D
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 2:17am; Reply: 515
If we stick to close we'll end up stealing each others goats!
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 3:59am; Reply: 516
Lola: Gotcha. ;)
gcg: No need to steal: There are enough to go around.  :D

Kristin, Henriette, Ellie, Betul, Schluggel, New Hampshire Girl, Half of IsaManuela...
Many's the night we hobbled the camels and watched shooting stars from our oasis, bright yellow flags flapping in the firelight, and spun our yarns...when B was simply B, no one was 32% this or 40% that. We hashed out preferences in everything from colors to sports, we discovered outrageous commonalities...those heady days... ::)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 9:38am; Reply: 517
;D :K) :K) :K)
Yep fun it was- I still sits in front of the fire ( stove) and daydream- drinks hot cocoa- just because I can  :P

And notice how I came out in this personality test;
naturalist, visual/spatial and musical/verbal- pretty B I think
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 8:25pm; Reply: 518
Yes, Henriette - You and I refusing to skim the fat off of our beasts' milk.
We had some good times.  ;)
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 1:29pm; Reply: 519
Ah yes, and full fat yogurt!!  I love those shooting stars and I can hear the yellow flags flapping even as I type.  One thing I have always been happy about and that is the fact I know when to regroup.  I always thought of it as my mental health time-out.  (sleep)
Posted by: san j, Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6:18am; Reply: 520
Well -- Welcome home, NHG... :)
Posted by: san j, Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:27am; Reply: 521
Was just browsing the Latest Posts page and found something interesting:

While one of the post titles relates to Type A,
and six relate to Type O and two of its genotypes,
SEVEN relate to Type B and one of its genotypes!
What happened to B as a rarity?
Didn't look, but maybe there's a highly extraverted B in our midst, posting up a storm!  :D
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, December 18, 2011, 4:18am; Reply: 522
Actually introverted people love the internet.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, December 18, 2011, 6:07am; Reply: 523
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Actually introverted people love the internet.


In a world in which we Bs are such a minority, it's interesting to see a Board with more specifically B-related questions than even O ones. Must be a newbie around with lots of questions. Maybe I'll look more closely...

What's cookin', gcg - Are you smokin' stuff, canning stuff, roasting stuff, or what?  :)

Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:30pm; Reply: 524
Spent late monday night in the ER. I had a nosebleed that I couldn't stop for 2 1/2 hours. So till this tuesday afternoon I have to wear and inflated baloon in my right nostril with the tube dangling out and taped to my face. That makes my head, sinuses and teeth hurt. I've been despising daytime television.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:43pm; Reply: 525
Ouch GCG!!! I remember being concerned when I had nosebleeds that didn't stop after 20 minutes or so!

I personally respond to both the O and the B threads, since I prepare almost all the food for my type B son.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, December 18, 2011, 5:25pm; Reply: 526
GCG, are you taking herbs that might be thinning your blood too much?
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, December 18, 2011, 6:47pm; Reply: 527
Fish oil, I have a rare lipid profile of high triglycerides and allmost nonexistant LDL but decent HDL. Before anybody gets into diet comments the diet only helps so much and I can't eat enough fish to equal that many grams of oil plus the pharmaceutical oil is filtered and screened for heavy metals and contaminents.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, December 18, 2011, 9:41pm; Reply: 528
If you're introverted enough, you can love the internet... ;)
Posted by: zenphoenix, Monday, December 19, 2011, 6:04am; Reply: 529
Quoted from san j
Was just browsing the Latest Posts page and found something interesting:

While one of the post titles relates to Type A,
and six relate to Type O and two of its genotypes,
SEVEN relate to Type B and one of its genotypes!
What happened to B as a rarity?
Didn't look, but maybe there's a highly extraverted B in our midst, posting up a storm!  :D


LOL

so funny and so true.

Even tho introverts love the internet... there is still a large social aspect to it that I find can be too much for me sometimes. I belong to an online club... been there for almost 7 years and i have only just reached 1500 posts! I get teased about it all the time.

I listen and observe... sometimes chime in, depending on the day.

Always wondered if that was a B-thing... My adoptive-mother is extremely social and extroverted, she never understood the introversion thing.
Posted by: TJ, Monday, December 19, 2011, 8:31am; Reply: 530
Quoted from san j
If you're introverted enough, you can love the internet... ;)
Oh, I do.  But that's not a B thing, for sure.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 12:41am; Reply: 531
Quoted from TJ
Oh, I do.  But that's not a B thing, for sure.


I don't think we ever concluded that Bs were more likely Introverts.
This is Part II of a very, very long thread. We've often (in keeping with the Title) explored personality stuff, however, and I know it's been discussed in some depth, if you're interested, but you'll have to search.

Though I lean toward Introversion, myself (though there have been questionnaires showing me 50/50 on the E/I scale), I've had some B clients and known some B people who are flamboyantly extraverted.

We Bs are a hoot - an amusing lot, alright.  ;D

Posted by: zenphoenix, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 8:03am; Reply: 532
you know... i know people who would describe me that way...flamboyantly extroverted... but i am an introvert.

too many people equate shyness with introversion and gregariousness with extroversion when in reality these 2 attributes have very little to do with each other.

introversion and extroversion have to do with energy and how much you expend or receive when you are around people and relating to people.

An introvert expends energy when dealing with people, talking to them, socializing, even just being in a crowd. This will actually make them physically tired, as well as mentally and emotionally drained / tired. They then have to spend some alone time to regroup and recharge before they can be with people again. The more introverted, the more alone time is required after being with people.

An extrovert is the opposite. They get energy and feel rejuvenated by being around people...whether it's socializing, working with others, talking on the phone, even just being in a crowded place etc...this will make extraverts feel better, happier and more productive. Being alone however will drain them dry... make them depressed, listless and tired.

The personality traits that people often think of as introversion (shyness, apprehension, bashful, timid, unassertive, modest, reserved, etc) often go along with introversion, but they are not exclusive. You can be an introvert who has good social skills and is confident and even gregarious... the introvert just needs to be aware of their limits and to plan for when they have a lot of socializing to do.

The personality traits that are linked to extroversion (gregariousness, social, confident, enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, unreserved, etc) often go along with extroversion, but they too are not exclusive. Extroverts can shy and reserved and socially awkward... they still need to be with people because otherwise they get drained.

My ex-husband was seriously shy and socially awkward. He had a really hard time dealing with more than one or 2 people at a time. He was also extremely extroverted. He absolutely required being with people daily. If he didn't get time with other people, he would latch onto me and just drain me dry (as an introvert i needed much more space than he did). I can recall numerous time him stating things like "he feels so energizd after being with his nephews" or he "liked going to work as he feels more lively afterwards" etc (he's a teacher).

Most of the Bs in my extended family are like me... we do well socially, we're fun and chatty and gregarious...but we don't want to do it every day and we need time to recharge the batteries after we do.
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 4:54pm; Reply: 533
Quoted from zenphoenix
you know... i know people who would describe me that way...flamboyantly extroverted... but i am an introvert.

...too many people equate shyness with introversion and gregariousness with extroversion when in reality these 2 attributes have very little to do with each other.

introversion and extroversion have to do with energy and how much you expend or receive when you are around people and relating to people.
I make an effort to be outgoing when I come into a new environment.  It's fun, and good for making friends, but very taxing, and I can't keep it up long.
Posted by: zenphoenix, Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 5:29pm; Reply: 534
:) i know how you mean TJ...

i find the new environment thing to be very taxing also.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, December 22, 2011, 4:35am; Reply: 535
Quoted from zenphoenix


introversion and extroversion have to do with energy and how much you expend or receive when you are around people and relating to people.

An introvert expends energy when dealing with people, talking to them, socializing, even just being in a crowd. This will actually make them physically tired, as well as mentally and emotionally drained / tired. They then have to spend some alone time to regroup and recharge before they can be with people again. The more introverted, the more alone time is required after being with people.

An extrovert is the opposite. They get energy and feel rejuvenated by being around people...whether it's socializing, working with others, talking on the phone, even just being in a crowded place etc...this will make extraverts feel better, happier and more productive. Being alone however will drain them dry... make them depressed, listless and tired.


This is a good perspective on the difference between introverts and extroverts.  :)
Posted by: san j, Friday, December 23, 2011, 10:05pm; Reply: 536
Jung posited four basic psychological functions, one of which dominates in a given individual.
However, at "midlife", that function's opposite begins to ascend to consciousness. If the dominant function was introverted, its opposite will be an extraverted function. If the dominant function had been, for instance, Introverted Intuition, then the formerly unconscious Extraverted Sensation will seek the light of day.

"Midlife" hits at different ages for different people. It's safe to say that by one's fifties, the person striving to individuate will have begun to deal with it!
Jung's model is worth considering. Check out Marie-Louise von Franz's essay, "The Inferior Function", an excellent treatment, which can be found in Lectures in Jung's Typology from Spring Publications,
Posted by: san j, Monday, January 9, 2012, 11:06pm; Reply: 537
Happy New Year to all Bs and their families and beloveds!  :K)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 10:14am; Reply: 538
Thanks - and to you too.

Right now I am unemployed and getting slightly crazy over it.
Sure it is lovely to have time to take doggy for a walk, read thick books, surf the net- cook good food- but I am starting to miss being part of a group - experience new things. I live on a island and due to no money I really cant go anywhere :( The first months it was fine- I had run out of energy- I was teaching foreigners danish and loved my job but not the work place or the Politics behind how we treat new Danes :o :-/ so I ended up being relieved that my position ended . But now when it is dark from 16- 9 I am getting a bit crazy. I miss my teen daughter every day - looking foreward her coming home ::) I do have friends but they are busy working and I only see them a few times a month or on the net  ::)

I tend to be almost equal intro and extrovert- needing both
Quoted Text
Most of the Bs in my extended family are like me... we do well socially, we're fun and chatty and gregarious...but we don't want to do it every day and we need time to recharge the batteries after we do.


Oh that is just sooo much me.
I can be very outgoing chatty friendly but I always need time to think and recharge.
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 8:52pm; Reply: 539
Hi Henriette, old friend.

Why not think in terms of a project?
One day you may look back and regret not using this time to do something important.
OR
You can look back and thank God you had the time (how long? you may not know) you may never have again.

Virtually every individual who has created something of note did so under circumstances like yours.
Paint. Through all those dark hours, listen to great music and fill those canvases!
Write music.
Write a novel.
Research a subject. Write a Cookbook for us, and practice recipes.
Throw pots.
Write poems.
Sew. Quilt.
I look forward to something wonderful from you, darlin'.  :D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 9:55am; Reply: 540
Quoted from san j
Hi Henriette, old friend.

Why not think in terms of a project?
One day you may look back and regret not using this time to do something important.
OR
You can look back and thank God you had the time (how long? you may not know) you may never have again.

Virtually every individual who has created something of note did so under circumstances like yours.
Paint. Through all those dark hours, listen to great music and fill those canvases!
Write music.
Write a novel.
Research a subject. Write a Cookbook for us, and practice recipes.
Throw pots.
Write poems.
Sew. Quilt.
I look forward to something wonderful from you, darlin'.  :D


:K)
Good idea

I have actually found my old sewing maschine today ( before I read your post ;) )
I have lots of material lying around and is in great need of new clothes and have several old projects as well ::)

Since I am off television ( we change the way we get it this night -so my old tv doesn´t work :'() I would have lots of time doing some creativ stuff.
I am planning a huge vegetable garden as well - planing o be self sufficient more or less with fruit and veggies.
And I found a group on the net that want to share advices.

So all is good and less depressing.





Posted by: san j, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 6:36pm; Reply: 541
Feel free to extravert here, anytime, kid.  :K) ;)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 7:32pm; Reply: 542
;D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 1:02am; Reply: 543
So - henriette - are you sewing?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 5:08pm; Reply: 544
Yes - I did fix some pillows :) wss lovely feeling..

In weekend the sun came and it was lovely weather( fairly mild) so I went to the garden- and made a  bonfire
I had forgotten how important it is for us B´s to reconnect to nature :D
I felt amazing- beeing in garden 10 hrs in the weekend- but I was so sore from cutting down bushes etc...

So after 2,5 months wih very little outdoor activity I realised it is so important for me to be out
- not doing something all the time- remebering to enjoy nature- watch the birds- early spring flowers- look at the dog chasing cat  ::) etc.
Posted by: Louise, Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 9:58pm; Reply: 545
Hi All you B's out there. I'm looking for some assistance. I've been off taking care of some family things and my gut seems to be reacting to all the stress.  Just wondering what favorite things you B blood types have found to assist in the digestive healing process which seems to be long and drawn out with "solar flares" on occasion. uuggghhh my stabbing indigestion is a solar flare! thanks for any thoughts you might offer.
Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:18pm; Reply: 546
beautiful conversations ;) ;D :K) to all involved (grin)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:23pm; Reply: 547
Quoted from Louise
Hi All you B's out there. I'm looking for some assistance. I've been off taking care of some family things and my gut seems to be reacting to all the stress.  Just wondering what favorite things you B blood types have found to assist in the digestive healing process which seems to be long and drawn out with "solar flares" on occasion. uuggghhh my stabbing indigestion is a solar flare! thanks for any thoughts you might offer.


The right sort of exercise for B's, yoga or walking my dog at night for instance.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:38pm; Reply: 548
Intrinsa and ghee are very helpful for healing the gut.  Exercise is a great stress relief tool.

I don't know how long you have been following one of Dr. D'Adamo's diets, but making sure you are eating compliantly will be very helpful.
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 10:44pm; Reply: 549
MM, are you already following the BTD?
Posted by: Louise, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 12:33am; Reply: 550
I had been back to following B Type diet and was studying the Genotype information and through book reading was Nomad, then got the software and it crunched the data and I'm Gatherer. I have to say I got a bit frustrated with all that and have not really had the time to commit to following the Gatherer yet, but have been doing B diet for about 4 years but had gone quite a bit off of it last year. SO - I'm pretty compliant now and ready to see if I can now switch everything up to see how the Gatherer diet works for me.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 12:49am; Reply: 551
http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeB_basic.asp
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euXPJuoBIMY
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http://www.dadamo.com/media/PersonalizedNutrition_B.pdf
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 9:28am; Reply: 552
Well I can tell you what has worked for me
After a stressfull time- my stomach was really upset :( So much that I seemed to spend most of decemeber in cramps, diarrea etc. I was starting to get freaked out- was I getting a gluten intolerence and lactose intolerence or what was going on ????

I made lots of beef broth ( I cant stand lamb or turkey B :B)( real homemade stuff with most of fat in
I used that for lunch and maybe dinner with light veggies

For bf I had eggs and veggies every day.
and a very good high dose of probiotics.

I didn´t use any milk the first week - only lots of ghee and a little cheese.,
Next week I added back yoghurt that had fermented 24 hrs.
Now I use all dairy products again.

Grain- no grains at all first 2 weeks- this week I have added spelt and rice back

I seem fine- I have had no reactions when I eat a little spelt or milk.
so for me it was good to go very clean.
Posted by: Louise, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 4:55pm; Reply: 553
thank you all for your digestive health suggestions - i appreciate your input and have some new things to try now.  I've also added lots of calming breathing to my day - amazing how tight I can hold the stomach without realizing it! thanks again, MM
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 6:01am; Reply: 554
I've had a sudden health crisis - am home after weeks in hospital, including a week in the ICU, and days in the "TICU" (transitioning to regular floor)...
Interestingly, the thoughts and feelings I'm having are not medically-related, but spiritual and related to my creative work. That's where I'm so firmly grounded, in God. Grateful, too, for those who have reached out, across the Atlantic Ocean, even flown across the USA to be with me as I struggled to survive...

Is it okay with y'all that I don't want to ply the details here, now, of the crisis, but just really want to say hello to my clan, and you know who you are?

Love is What Matters.  :K)

On a deep level, it wasn't a bad experience, but a rich one, chock full of stories and blessings. I wouldn't trade it for pristine health without the Wonder, actually. I'm full of a strange but quiet joy and just want to say hello, while I lurk. I've only been home about 24 hours. We'll see. Love you.
Posted by: GameMaster, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 2:00pm; Reply: 555
Sorry San J to hear about your current health issues.  I'm glad you're back with us now.  I will be praying for your speedy recovery.  
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 3:28pm; Reply: 556
GWS!!!! :K)

we need your 'blogging'!!!
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 4:16pm; Reply: 557
Dearest:
Thank you for responding.
Being home from hospital is harder than it was being there.
I am struggling, but your prayers will be answered, I'm sure.
Love is a good thing. It's It, in fact.
Not that food isn't important, too  ;) Yes I still have a sense of humor.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 4:49pm; Reply: 558
We love you, too, San J.  Thank you for the update.  My prayers are with you.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 5:21pm; Reply: 559
Thinking about you all the way from Denmark
:K) and hugs that you´ll recover sooon.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 8:09pm; Reply: 560
Quoted from Lola
GWS!!!! :K)

we need your 'blogging'!!!


OK, quérida.

I will be meditating on a blog for y'all.
There are so many details re the tiniest aspects of my life right now, overwhelming me, that my writing isn't up to its caliber, but when I can, I will share what presents well.
Meantime, I've just had a visit from the visiting nurse, for the first time in my life. Thanking God for this convenience. I will be regularly visited for awhile. Maybe as this process goes on, I will have interesting things to write about the experience/recovery, but, meanwhile, it's all I can do to just go through it. I am commanded to rest, so I'll have to do some of that right now.
Love as ever.






Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 9:46pm; Reply: 561
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm

pick and choose while you heal and replenish your immunity
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 11:11pm; Reply: 562
Quoted from Lola
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm

pick and choose while you heal and replenish your immunity


Hey, thanks for for the reminders...
The link got me me looking around. I had forgotten about Polyflora, so your post made me open the bottle...That and Larch.

Prayers much appreciated.
As I type on the keyboard, I'm looking over the tops of my hands, and they are just covered in the most livid, hideous bruises from having needles lodged in them over weeks. (So many stabbings. And there's alot of this adhesive glue I'm still scraping off my body, where needles and nodes and tubes were held in place by pretty strong tape.) It's a ghoulish combo of almost black, crimson/purple, and greenish brown. And it's hitting me there are other skin repercussions of just being in that setting for that time.

Thanks for helping with this aspect, too.


Posted by: honeybee, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1:12am; Reply: 563
Get well SJ - good your upto being online, a good start? take care.
Posted by: san j, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 5:04pm; Reply: 564
Thank you.
I'm glad to say:
I just slept from midnight to 8am, with a one hour break in the middle.
That's not something that ever happened in hospital or the intervening nights.

- - - - -

Funny thought upon flossing this morning:
One thing I repeatedly asked for in hospital and was denied was Dental Floss.
I floss every day.
And it's my understanding that bacterial endocarditis is a very serious threat for those with heart disease, and gum health is absolutely critical to maintain. I personally do not have heart disease. But, considering I was in Intensive Care and the TICU, too, it was one of those weird things Modern Medicine just seemed oblivious to. Or, they KNOW about the importance, but - where the rubber meets the road - in the actual hospital - there was no dental floss! It was a PCA (Personal Care Assistant = Nurse's Aide) who said she'd get me some from her own purse. She brought me a little bag of those individual flossers.

Another major lacuna in medical therapy is the neglect to prescribe probiotics in conjunction with antibiotic drugs, even though all sorts of side effects are planned for and palliatively treated (or attempted) when a patient is bombarded with massive antibiotic therapy - as I was, intravenously. I asked about a probiotic. Some said, "Good idea", as in "How 'bout that Super Bowl!" But, in fact, there do happen to exist lines of "medical grade", strong probiotic preparations out there, available, expensive, to consumers in the refrigerated sections of some natural pharmacies - Keep an eye out for them if interested, though we have the finely targeted BT ones. So that was another brick wall in hospital. Insurance companies might consider how much is spent in the hospitals on the effects of destroying patients' good bacterial communities, either in treating the immediate symptoms or in the longer term consequences...

Okay. That opinion may be my energy spurt for the morning. More tiring to write than I'd have liked.

Love you, friends.  :K)
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 9:24pm; Reply: 565
Make sure to get enough rest.  It is great that you are starting to get around again, but just take it easy.  Healing takes time and energy.  Love to you!
Posted by: san j, Saturday, February 25, 2012, 3:54am; Reply: 566
Thanks.
This evening a prescription arrived from the pharmacy.
I read the first couple of sentences of the accompanying description and was really amazed: People actually TAKE this? I called a friend who has taken it in the past and says it was a big help.

Drug generic name: Zolpidem. Aka: Ambien.
The description involved, basically, sleep-walking type behaviors.
My doctors want to make sure I sleep --- really SLEEP. Not that I walk around and do stuff...! I just think I'd rather suffer some sleep-deprivation (even if the doctors say that that's not a good idea right now) than use Zolpidem. As opposed to, say, nutritional supplements.

That whole "driving the car without knowing it" scenario looks really scary.
Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, February 25, 2012, 4:03am; Reply: 567
Quoted from san j
That whole "driving the car without knowing it" scenario looks really scary.  Anyone know what I'm talking about?

I've never read that one but if it is anything like waking up and asking your room-mate, "WHO he is...  and WHERE am I?", I am familiar with that one after taking a prescription for three days...  Needless to say, I remain very unfamiliar with prescriptions since...
Posted by: san j, Saturday, February 25, 2012, 7:20pm; Reply: 568
Yeah, I didn't take it. This is not a drug I want to use.
Posted by: san j, Monday, February 27, 2012, 1:34am; Reply: 569
A somewhat better day.

I did fine, BTW, without the sleep medication. Very glad I didn't take it.
I had asked the visiting nurse if perhaps my sleep-problem were related to the positively massive dose of Killer Antibiotic I was on. I had done a little research and seen where "restlessness" was a possible side effect.

Well: Do you think it's a coincidence that my antibiotic course is now over, and my sleep-sessions are getting longer?

Drugs upon drugs upon drugs. That's how most Americans (my age) live. It's how most MDs operate. (sigh)
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, February 27, 2012, 2:01am; Reply: 570
Glad that you're doing some better...
Posted by: honeybee, Monday, February 27, 2012, 2:14am; Reply: 571
Around the clock abx are no fun - enjoy getting your uninterrupted sleep back from now  :K)
Posted by: san j, Monday, February 27, 2012, 2:20am; Reply: 572
Quoted from honeybee
Around the clock abx are no fun - enjoy getting your uninterrupted sleep back from now  :K)


I don't know about "uninterrupted". Happy for each complete module of it, however.  :)

Posted by: san j, Monday, February 27, 2012, 9:17pm; Reply: 573
Sleeping much better, without drugs.
No antibiotics since Friday, and sleeping okay since then. Coincidence? Perhaps.
Feeling better since last night.
Thanks, friends (bs and nonbs) for your well-wishes!  :K)
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 4:17am; Reply: 574
Good report at Dr.'s office this afternoon.

Excellent bedside manner and detailed, intelligent explanation from MD who had made rounds with me through the ICU and TICU and is now my homecare-Overseeing attending physician. I'm processing his words and very impressed with his openness and continuing interest.

Ran into another of my ICU doctors ("Intensivists", they're called -- Critical Care Specialists), one who was in charge when I was taken in there and who interfaced with my family.  I had to tell him who I was. "WOW!" he exclaimed. "You look fantastic!" Well, of course - Last he saw me I was attached to an entire garage-full of beeping boxes and screens, with needles and tubes and nodes and an oxygen mask. It was a pleasant moment for the man who usually doesn't see the human being IRL after his crew has rescued him/her, and I was glad to provide it. He's a good man.

Today marked one week since my discharge. It was good to summarize at the Critical Care Practice. Lots of questions were answered.

PS. Very interesting datum re: Sleep. The doctor told me that a stay in the ICU is usually ]followed by some sleep difficulties, because being in there blots out the circadian rhythm, he said. (And I was in one of the rooms with no window, so I never knew whether it was 3 a.m. or 3 p.m.) No one else had warned me that it'd be a good ten days after leaving the ICU before my sleep would normalize. "Groups of doctors are making rounds at the foot of your bed at midnight," said the doctor today. "Other specialists are consulting, adjusting, drawing blood, running tests, 24/7. It's a known sleep-destroyer. It's expected that patients will need help with sleep when they've left there."  .... Expected. But nothing is set up to prevent or forestall it...
Posted by: san j, Thursday, March 1, 2012, 8:23pm; Reply: 575
Something of a setback, but thanks for prayers and well-wishes.
Still on a healing curve.
Thanks, Bs, et al.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, March 2, 2012, 4:25am; Reply: 576
Quoted from san j
Something of a setback, but thanks for prayers and well-wishes.
Still on a healing curve.
Thanks, Bs, et al.

Well, san j, I'm glad I visited this thread and saw your posts. Sounds like you are still having some downs but the ups really sound good! We're pulling for you, as you know!!(smile)
Posted by: zenphoenix, Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10:32pm; Reply: 577
wow - your updates have been fascinating!

i do hope you are continuing to feel better! It's good to see your spunkiness returning! LOL

best wishes for a speedy recovery coming your way!
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 12:42am; Reply: 578
Quoted from zenphoenix


best wishes for a speedy recovery coming your way!


Thanks, but ain't nothin' speedy about it. I've been advised, too, to expect more of a Long Haul. I just added iron to my program, and I think it's helpful (iron is seriously depleted by the cytokine storm and was prescribed while I was in hospital, though I was not told to keep taking it at home).

It seems to be important, as ever, to keep reading and learning about one's own state of health, so as to manage it, as ever, oneself!  ;)

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 4:32pm; Reply: 579
Happy to see that you are on the right healing progress  :K) sounds like a tough time for you.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 10:16pm; Reply: 580
Just got a phone call from the doctor.
I have to go back on a brutal antibiotic - a culture came back positive: I acquired an infection from instrumentation in the ICU.
But this doctor was cool: "I want to make sure you're taking a probiotic, too. Something with Lactobacillus."

The beat goes on...

I do have more and more energy - but we'll see how I take to this drug. I started taking another drug 5 days ago, too and have accordingly added more supplements to my program. One could attend to one's medical condition Full-Time under the circumstances. There's a lot of study involved, just to stay on top of it. And more appointments.
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, March 25, 2012, 11:35pm; Reply: 581
Sending healing prayers to you now! ;)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, March 26, 2012, 9:53am; Reply: 582
Hugs to you - sounds like a rough time.
Posted by: san j, Monday, March 26, 2012, 11:37pm; Reply: 583
Thank you, cajun and henriette.
Moving right along... :)
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 6:50am; Reply: 584
Well - What else is going on in the B world? Anyone see this new B e-cookbook, for instance?
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Friday, April 6, 2012, 2:10am; Reply: 585
I have been gone, san j, so I'm catching up with your progress.  I'm sorry you're going through so much.  I hope you reach good health soon!!
Posted by: san j, Friday, July 6, 2012, 7:21pm; Reply: 586
Hey there, B's!
Three months since the last post on our Family Board, so:
What's shakin'?
What sorts of B discoveries are being made?
How are independent, quirky, colorful B's expressing themselves in the world, in July 2012?
Hitch up your camel and squat by the desert fire. Tell your stories.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, July 7, 2012, 8:59am; Reply: 587
Well I am gone into the jungle aka my garden  ;D
Still broke- un emeployed and slightly fed up with turning 40  :'(
BUT hey I am a surviver -things will turn out to the best eventual. ;D
I am 100 % sure.

It is B food time here in Denmark ; watermelons, new peppers etc has  just arrived - and I tend to eat dinners with cheese ;D
Broccoli, cabbage and new carrots and beets from my own garden- what is not to like :D

On the mental part I seem to indulge in liberary books- so good to get away from the real world ::) :-/

If it stops beeing unsteady weather( read havey showers)
- I might light a bunfire in the back of my garden and sit in the bright summer nights with dog and child( young lady) and watch the flames.
:K) :K) :K)
Posted by: san j, Saturday, July 7, 2012, 9:59pm; Reply: 588
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
Well I am gone into the jungle aka my garden  ;D
Still broke- un emeployed and slightly fed up with turning 40  :'(
BUT hey I am a surviver -things will turn out to the best eventual. ;D
I am 100 % sure.

It is B food time here in Denmark ; watermelons, new peppers etc has  just arrived - and I tend to eat dinners with cheese ;D
Broccoli, cabbage and new carrots and beets from my own garden- what is not to like :D

On the mental part I seem to indulge in liberary books- so good to get away from the real world ::) :-/

If it stops beeing unsteady weather( read havey showers)
- I might light a bunfire in the back of my garden and sit in the bright summer nights with dog and child( young lady) and watch the flames.
:K) :K) :K)


Garden, fire, starlight -- Wonderful!
Peppers? A bonus!
Library books? Home Run (American baseball term)!  :D
Now: What breed of dog do you have? (Just so my B visualization can get a better grip)
:K)

Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 1:05am; Reply: 589
Just went to my youngest nieces wedding. I remember buying her pink princess tennis shoes when she turned two. The food? Eh, what can you expect? She did have cheesecake for a wedding cake and there was brisket and sweet potatos. I've got 4 watermelons to pick tomorrow. Maybe some cukes and figs.
Posted by: san j, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 1:14am; Reply: 590
Cheesecake wedding cake! I like this girl!
Brisket! Sweet potatoes!
Unusual wedding reception fare, I must say.
Isn't it?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 11:18am; Reply: 591
Quoted from san j


Garden, fire, starlight -- Wonderful!
Peppers? A bonus!
Library books? Home Run (American baseball term)!  :D
Now: What breed of dog do you have? (Just so my B visualization can get a better grip)
:K)



Lovely french brittany called Sienna


Btw I got 2 new familes of Bees ;D
harvested the first 26 pounds honey a month a go

- and I think I´ll have new slightly bigger harvest next week  ;D

watermelons- How I wish I had room for them in the green house ;)
But my pink eggplants have just started to flower.

Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, July 8, 2012, 11:28am; Reply: 592
weew great news Hettylein.. hopefully up from tomorrow I'll be owner of my own little farmhouse..... cultivating my own veggies and flowers incl. medicinal herbs ... ;D
ok..ok I'm only half of you all... but my B'part seem to be huuuuuuge ;) ;D...(dizzy)(smarty)(whistle)(goofy) :D Pic's will follow soon (dance)(ok)(woot)(hehe)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 2:34pm; Reply: 593
Isa that sounds so good :)looking forward to pictures.
I am pretty selfsuffiecient with eggs,honey- most veggies and the majority of my fruit
( just noticed that cherries are almost ready  ;D )
I do grow lots of herbs as well.

I wish so much that I could find a job that made the bank happy and left me time to grow my food :-/ ??) however doesn´t look like that
-or I have to get a rich husband in 40 year b-day present  :P
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, July 8, 2012, 4:12pm; Reply: 594
Hettylein...shall I send you a swiss banker  ;) ??) :D :D
Posted by: san j, Sunday, July 8, 2012, 11:18pm; Reply: 595
Quoted from Henriette Bsec
-or I have to get a rich husband in 40 year b-day present


What fella wouldn't want a beautiful Bsec Danish young lady, who gardens and cooks and keeps bees and has a daughter and doggie? Add water: Instant Family.  :D :K)

Beautiful doggie, BTW, HBSec.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:47am; Reply: 596
Quoted from san j


What fella wouldn't want a beautiful Bsec Danish young lady, who gardens and cooks and keeps bees and has a daughter and doggie? Add water: Instant Family.  :D :K)

Beautiful doggie, BTW, HBSec.


Thanks  :K) ;D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 3:46am; Reply: 597
When's your birthday, HB-S?
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 4:15am; Reply: 598
*wandering into the thread*  *looking around with huge eyes*  :o
[/b]B's!  All the B's I could possibly want......come here, oh B's!

[b]
   *happily chasing the B's into the rosy sunset*  :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 6:16am; Reply: 599
Quoted from san j
When's your birthday, HB-S?


August 15th  ;D

then we start the big B day week
I turn 40- my sister turns 38 on the 19th and Emma turns 18 on the 21th

No wonder my mum says " No sex in November " ;D
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 7:17am; Reply: 600
Are you planning a celebration?
Will there be some big Fête for the Forty-Year-Old?
Is Babette coming back to Denmark to cook for you?  ;)
Wish we Bs could celebrate with you.
Can we B-visualize Henriette's 40th Birthday dinner together?  :D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 3:54pm; Reply: 601
Quoted from san j
Are you planning a celebration?
Will there be some big Fête for the Forty-Year-Old?
Is Babette coming back to Denmark to cook for you?  ;)
Wish we Bs could celebrate with you.
Can we B-visualize Henriette's 40th Birthday dinner together?  :D


;D

Nothing big due to bad economy  :'(
But some friends coming eating food from the veggie garden and bbq ( beef and lamb I guess)-lots of red wine and chocolate cake 8)

:K)
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 5:34pm; Reply: 602
Quoted from Henriette Bsec


Nothing big due to bad economy  :'(

:K)


Don't cry, young one.
My B imagination is big enough to conjure up all the Party you could possibly want.
Tell Mama what you have in mind.  ;)

PS: No need to stay in Denmark, Europe, or on earth, for that matter.  :D

Posted by: san j, Sunday, February 17, 2013, 8:58pm; Reply: 603
Hey B clan:
Midwinter Camel Fair? When/where all the nomads of the subcontinent gather to trade animals, wares, stories.
Many campfires are a'burn, many coffeepots steam: Hobble your beasts and set a spell.

What's new? (Answer need not be in poetic form)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, February 18, 2013, 3:19am; Reply: 604
I just finished potting my Chocolate Habanero peppers. I'm going to have to toss a lot of seedlings, mostly eggplants. Nobody but me seems to want eggplant seedlings. Plenty of Lemondrop peppers will hit the trash also. I've got to take the dog for a biopsy on a knot on her head tomorrow.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:01am; Reply: 605
Quoted from san j
Hey B clan:
Midwinter Camel Fair? When/where all the nomads of the subcontinent gather to trade animals, wares, stories.
Many campfires are a'burn, many coffeepots steam: Hobble your beasts and set a spell.

What's new? (Answer need not be in poetic form)


Starting a new job today teaching 8 graders... Only next 2 months but it is a job ;D

Longing for spring it is yucky grey and sleet here later snow today So I try to keep warm in front of my wood stove.
Got red peppers, chili and eggplant growing in my south faced window.
The chili is a mild outdoor type. And eggplants are pretty rose coloured and a striped purple one.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 3:09am; Reply: 606
Sounds like some lovely nightshades ya got there, hbs. gcg, too, is doing the nightshade number.
Let us know how the job is, girl.
And how the pooch is, boy.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 3:35am; Reply: 607
I've been browsing U Tubes of didjeridoo music.  I'm finding that it suits me wonderfully when I'm bouncing on my Rebounder.  I like to shut the lights, plug in the white fairy-lights around the big window, and I'm transported to the outback.  No camels, but very interesting Nomad visualizations.  :D
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 4:07am; Reply: 608
I remember finding a didgeridoo station on iTunes Radio: All didgeridoo, all the time.  ;)
Maybe if you google it, you can get the name.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 4:17am; Reply: 609
Thanks, san j  :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 5:18pm; Reply: 610
Job is interesting but I must admit that I am worn out .
I leave at 6.45 and is back earliest at 16.45
I teach regular class  8 lessons Danish, 2 lessons History and 2 lessons with Social studies/ politics a week.
I've got 12 lessons where I am support to other teachers , help students who have fallen behind.
The rest 18 hrs a week is preparation, tests, meetings etc.
I must admit I miss time to daydream, garden, walk dog, cook, etc. So I am considering if I should look for a job with more time at home  ::) while Emma is leaving home this summer life will be  very different but at the same time I like being home  :B
Posted by: Kristin, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:09am; Reply: 611
Sitting here in the dark with a glass of pinot listening to ambient music and watching the snow fall.... so peaceful. First decent snow in recent memory.

I like being home too, Henriette. I don't really relate to the whole "nomad" thing personally. It's nice to travel from home at times, but I prefer my home environment to remain the same... like a sanctuary of sorts. And I like spending time there too.

Victoria - we have a didg player that plays with us on occasion. Wonderful vibrations as well as sounds from that instrument! He has a sound chamber in his house that he "didg's" people in and the vibrations penetrate your whole being. Maybe you can find someone to play didgeridoo for you while you are rebounding... would be incredible!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:28am; Reply: 612
Quoted from Kristin
It's nice to travel from home at times, but I prefer my home environment to remain the same... like a sanctuary of sorts. And I like spending time there too.

I feel the same.  Although  for the first half of my life, I traveled freely and saw a lot of places, lots of adventures and met lots of people.  Maybe that's part of why I don't feel a need for it now.  I love my home sanctuary.

Victoria - we have a didg player that plays with us on occasion. Wonderful vibrations as well as sounds from that instrument! He has a sound chamber in his house that he "didg's" people in and the vibrations penetrate your whole being. Maybe you can find someone to play didgeridoo for you while you are rebounding... would be incredible!

I have received a didg sound treatment and it was more than amazing!!  That's great for you all to play with the accompaniment of that primal instrument.  I like world fusion instruments, such as didg with tamboura or sitar, for example.


Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:36am; Reply: 613
Lovely to heat from you Kristin  :D
I might only be 40 but sometime I just feel +70  ::)
I like my little old house, drinking morning tea right now with the stove burning and the cat on my lap, dog on my feet. Listening to my favourite morning program on radio.
I have a late day today .. And I must admit I miss my  days at home..

I like travelling sometimes but coming home is so nice and safe.
Posted by: san j, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:58am; Reply: 614
Kristin:
Where the heck have you been, girl?
So happy to see your beast and saddlebags and your lovely self by this here fire.
Are you gonna give us a blog and fill us in, or what?
:K)
Posted by: Kristin, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:29pm; Reply: 615
Thanks san j. Nope, no blog. I haven't blogged in years and I don't post much on the boards here anymore. But I'm still around...

Wishing everyone peace and good health and many blessings flowing your way!!  :K)
Posted by: Kristin, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:37pm; Reply: 616
And nice to see you too, Henriette!  :K) I always enjoy hearing about your life across the Big Water.  :)
Posted by: san j, Sunday, February 24, 2013, 10:35pm; Reply: 617
Reading, on the boards, about driveway-shoveling back east.
Here, spring is in the air. Around 60º at present.

Hey, what ever happened to Ellie? and Schluggel?
And: Remember betul ozman?

These were folks who could really handle a camel.  ;)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, February 25, 2013, 9:10pm; Reply: 618
;D ;D
Posted by: san j, Thursday, March 14, 2013, 10:33pm; Reply: 619
Here's the first camel's milk available in the US for internal consumption:

http://www.shop.cameldairy.com/product.sc;jsessionid=05DB8C1BA3EEDDF94FBB9D196C548210.qscstrfrnt05?productId=23&categoryId=1

It is imported from Holland, it is powdered (plain or vanilla), and it is very, very, very expensive.
American camel's milk has been approved as a topical but not yet as a food ingredient.
So you can get American camel's milk lotion, soap, and "serum" from that online shop, too, as well as Camel's milk chocolates imported from Abu Dhabi.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:27am; Reply: 620
How interestong . :o
Posted by: Seraffa, Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:33pm; Reply: 621
My B likes me again; in fact he likes me so much he's telling me what his terrible particular fears are about having a wild night with me unless he feels we are right for marriage, and how scared he is of losing control of himself, and how even if I may be right about the BTD and his health, to please let him "be himself" and "do his thing". And he keeps peeking out of his man-cave and telling me how he wishes he could jot down all his ideas as a writer, and good I make him feel. And he keeps opening up whenever I ask him short, direct questions like "what is it you are afraid of"  or "what is it that you are upset about"

It pays to "B" loving with unconditional love around my B-

(angel)(sunny) I'm ecstatic!
Posted by: san j, Monday, August 26, 2013, 3:35pm; Reply: 622
How are the peppers and eggplants and other B-friendly treats coming up in gardens on at least two continents?

Don't lose the sweeping nomadic poetry, my B sweeties.
B is still a clan, genotypes notwithstanding...  :K)
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, August 26, 2013, 3:59pm; Reply: 623
Eggplants, especially the syrian variety, are doing well. Peppers are a mixed bag. The Chocolate Habanero has yielded 1(one) pepper, the Lemon Drop peppers and regular habanero are loaded up, sweet pimento, sweet Marconi, and sweet Gypsy produced and are producing well. Watermelons, cucumbers, and Tatume produced well but are now dead. Dragon's Tongue green beans did well but are gone now. Looking forward to planting kale soon.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, August 26, 2013, 6:51pm; Reply: 624
Well peppers and chilis are doing well
- I have a jalapeno called Nigels outdoor from Wales
-it is really good even in the danish mild and light summer
My sweet gypsies are just getting colour :)

My eggplants are just about ready ; this year I grow the huge rosa fat italian one and a stribed long peuple one- both are doing very well
But we do have a very good summer- not hot but very sunny and dry since May.

Actually most of our garden is amazing this year even with the lack of rain had to water a lot from our old well.)
I have outdoor melons  :o shouldn´t work in a danish summer- but this year it does,
I juts hope that they´ll mature and not be eaten by the slugs - another week or 2 and they should be ready.

Right now I am picking blueberries, blackberries and late raspberries every single morning for BF
and a fat fig now and then ;)
I looooooove august and september fruits  ;D

Posted by: san j, Monday, August 26, 2013, 7:50pm; Reply: 625
Aren't we lucky to get eggplants and peppers? Gimme a B!

Any eggplant dishes planned?

Are you eating plenty of peppers? How?
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, August 26, 2013, 9:50pm; Reply: 626
The sweet ones i just eat. The hot ones I'll freeze and use in cooking, maybe pickle a few. The hot ones just started producing lately. My niece and her husband are O's. He eats ketchup on his ketchup. I know a recipe for a bbq sauce using one or two habaneros, sucanat, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, onion, garlic, lime juice, dark rum and yes, tomato paste. I might make them a couple of pints. It's far healthier for them than that corn syrup laden burger spoiler that they usually use.
Posted by: san j, Monday, August 26, 2013, 11:40pm; Reply: 627
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
The sweet ones i just eat. The hot ones I'll freeze and use in cooking, maybe pickle a few. The hot ones just started producing lately. My niece and her husband are O's. He eats ketchup on his ketchup. I know a recipe for a bbq sauce using one or two habaneros, sucanat, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, onion, garlic, lime juice, dark rum and yes, tomato paste. I might make them a couple of pints. It's far healthier for them than that corn syrup laden burger spoiler that they usually use.

Looks delicious!
Mind telling us how you pickle your peppers, Peter Piper?  ;D

Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 12:33am; Reply: 628
Well I haven't pickled them just yet. Mom allways heated vinegar and some salt and water bath processed them then let them age a while. I'll have to check my cook book vault for a recipe. I might limit the pepper pickling to the Lemon Drops. They are hotter than jalapenos but chocolate habanero is hotter than regular habanero. Sauce with it would need a certain smokiness? Roast the peppers on the charcoal grill first maybe( or wait till I have more than one)?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 10:07am; Reply: 629
Sounds good GCG
Well right now I just dry my red jalapenos- I like to crumble them in less interesting root veggie dishes during winter.

The sweet I mainly eat- last year I picked some very late october when frost came and the matured in my windows.. some years I have charcoal grilled them first and put in glasses with a little lemonjuice and garlic and topped with olive oli- lasted a long time in fridge.

Eggplants- well roasted with red peppers and blended with yoghurt and herbs and eaten cold as a soup maybe with cucumber dices.
A nice different cold soup.

My tomatoes for my O - are amazing as well - tasted a few yesterday never had such sweet tasty tomatoes as this year  :o
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 7:34pm; Reply: 630
Glad you're both hot pepper fans.

Both of your ideas/ processes/ recipes look yummy.
Never had eggplant soup, Henriette.
But have enjoyed eggplant "caviar" many times - a staple of my childhood, in fact.
For your O, you can make that with those fantastic tomatoes!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 9:17am; Reply: 631
Basically it is a thin version of eggplant caviar - learned it from my Lebanese friend.
She adds dill and sometimes a cold chicken stock - I have just used water or cold veggies stock.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 4:23pm; Reply: 632
I like a garlicky eggplant caviar - that's the way Nana used to make it, of course.........
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 5:07pm; Reply: 633
;D
Posted by: san j, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 3:42am; Reply: 634
Weather and the B. Especially us Nomads: It's supposed to affect us?

Let's talk Humidity, Bs:

San Francisco's humidity averages 52-54% in August.
This year, it's 90's to 100%, day after day after day... :oIt's been like this since, like, mid-June.

It's ruined our summer - this is usually a very comfortable time of year here - quite cool.
Well, the temps are fine (60s, Fahrenheit), but the humidity is...bizarre. Cuckoo. (dizzy)

Anyone experience this (cool temps with killer humidity)?
Coping tips to share?  :-/
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 4:52am; Reply: 635
Yes, I've had to repair bridges over rivers and bayous. You can't wear thick enough clothes for that combination of humidity, temperature, and wind in the winter at least. Total body covering coveralls, even of just heavy denim, work better than just a heavy jacket. Wool hiking socks with your boots  help. My most prized garment is a red skull cap of real merino wool, much better than the synthetics. I don't know how I happened to find it at Dillards in New Orleans.
Posted by: susanC, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:34am; Reply: 636
Quoted from san j
Weather and the B. Especially us Nomads: It's supposed to affect us?

Let's talk Humidity, Bs:

San Francisco's humidity averages 52-54% in August.
This year, it's 90's to 100%, day after day after day... :oIt's been like this since, like, mid-June.

It's ruined our summer - this is usually a very comfortable time of year here - quite cool.
Well, the temps are fine (60s, Fahrenheit), but the humidity is...bizarre. Cuckoo. (dizzy)

Anyone experience this (cool temps with killer humidity)?
Coping tips to share?  :-/


Is our humidity really that high this summer? ::)  No wonder I have been so miserable.  I have escaped to Portland this week for a break.
Posted by: san j, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 9:41am; Reply: 637
Depends which site you consult, apparently, which is even crazier.

Humidity is always highest late at night (the numbers I cited, above). At the moment weather shows a dip to 93%. This could drop to 74% by noon.

But here's the article from a few weeks ago about this summer's phenomenon:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/07/21/bay-area-monsoonal-flow-making-for-a-cloudy-wet-muggy-july/
Where in the Bay Area are you, susanC, where it is muggy?

Adding another item re: this summer's mugginess:
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Humidity-flash-floods-in-NorCal-Weird-weather-5624047.php
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 9:50am; Reply: 638
Hot and very humid summer in Denmark
- but strange enough no rain  :o in almost 3 months... :-/

I feel horrible when it is hotter than 25 C
often this year we have had 30 c with 80-90 %
I have slept horrid nights been hot and humid as well....

Normal danish summers are 20-25 c with a few days with + 30 c
and fairly dry with 40- 60 %
Posted by: san j, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:43am; Reply: 639
The sfgate site is showing humidity figures that appear to be reversed night for day.
http://www.wunderground.com/auto/sfgate/CA/San_Francisco.html
It was when I saw its coverage earlier tonight that I posted here.
The "90's-100%" humidity figures reflect actual late night/wee hour humidity (is my assumption), while DAYTIME figures are in the 75% range (according to many other websites - ALL others that I've seen), not the other way around.
My guess is that this error will be corrected.


Even so, humidity that drops into the 70s by late afternoon is still high for San Francisco summer; we're having a humid season is all.
I wouldn't fly to Portland, however, where the percentages are only around 10% better.  :-/

Henriette - Sorry you, too, are suffering with strange summer weather.
Posted by: san j, Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:39am; Reply: 640
I'm just wondering if sensitivity to this humidity is a particularly B or Nomad Thing.  ??)
I'm getting the feeling not everyone is as sensitive to this as I am.

All over the neighborhood, interiors are muggy, particularly those with refrigerators (emitting heat), while out of doors the cool breeze makes the air feel almost normal.
Posted by: susanC, Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:55am; Reply: 641
san j--I am in Burlingame.  Not too far south of you.  I'm not surprised to hear that the humidity has been the highest in the middle of the night.  The nights have been so still--no breeze at all.  I don't have to tell you.  Sounds like it's humid all over the world this summer--Denmark and Cajun is complaining even about the desert in SoCal.

Portland is having a more humid summer than usual too--but the humidity is so much lower in Portland in the summer.  Actually, in spite of the winter rain--it is generally lower humidity in Portland most of the year than the SF bay area.  It was 100 degrees on Monday when I arrived here in Portland, but dryer heat.  Now it's in the 70's which is making me very happy.  I'm mostly here to visit my son and his wife.

This Teacher has been suffering greatly with the heat/humidity this summer.  May not be exclusively a Nomad thing.
Posted by: san j, Friday, August 15, 2014, 2:18am; Reply: 642
Quoted from susanC
san j--I am in Burlingame.  Not too far south of you.  I'm not surprised to hear that the humidity has been the highest in the middle of the night.  The nights have been so still--no breeze at all.  I don't have to tell you.


Just to clarify (and I recently learned this, myself): Humidity is NORMALLY highest during the "middle of the night", mounting until the predawn hours, when actual dew can be formed. The lowest humidity here is generally about 3pm.

The problem is that that wee hour humidity has been almost 100%, and the daytime humidity only drops down to 75% instead of the normal 55%.
:-/

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, August 15, 2014, 5:36am; Reply: 643
Quoted from san j
I'm just wondering if sensitivity to this humidity is a particularly B or Nomad Thing.  ??)
I'm getting the feeling not everyone is as sensitive to this as I am.

All over the neighborhood, interiors are muggy, particularly those with refrigerators (emitting heat), while out of doors the cool breeze makes the air feel almost normal.


Maybe
My daughter O type I think Hunter - has complained over the heat- but not the humidity- she loooves rain btw- I tend to tease her that it is a her paternal irish background ;)
Posted by: NanJoy, Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:45pm; Reply: 644
I'm always bothered by humidity, whether it is hot or cold. I've lived in many places, but most recently in the southeast US. Most homes, and covered porches, in the SE have ceiling fans. And they make a huge difference in my comfort when the humidity is high. The fan creates enough air movement to help evaporate moisture from the skin, and makes a huge difference in comfort level. If I move to another region with high humidity, I would definitely install ceiling fans!
Posted by: Averno, Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12:51am; Reply: 645
Quoted from san j
I'm just wondering if sensitivity to this humidity is a particularly B or Nomad Thing.  ??)
I'm getting the feeling not everyone is as sensitive to this as I am.


Humidity really bothers me. I can tolerate heat if it's dry, even Pheonix heat... but  humidity? Blech!  Sounds like you're suffering our summer, while we're enjoying yours.  ;) Windows open in August? Never before.





Posted by: san j, Monday, August 18, 2014, 6:49am; Reply: 646
Here's the deal, for those of you who love maps and perspective.

For MONTHS,  San Francisco has been suffering from humidity 10-20% above the average.
There's been no break, and - remember: It doesn't rain here in the summer.

So (I've been surfing to get a handle on this):
We in San Francisco are currently experiencing
94% humidity -
the same as Nashville, TN and parts of Mexico, and even HoChiMinh City, Vietnam and Calcutta, India
-- but in these areas and at these times, those places are experiencing thundershowers within a matter of hours and/or miles, while San Francisco hasn't seen rain in 3+ months and won't see it again for approximately another 2 months.
No Relief In Sight!

Biloxi, MS has lower humidity.
Houston, TX has lower humidity.
Miami, FL has lower humidity.
The various Caribbean islands have lower humidity.

Hong Kong, China has lower humidity.  :o
Bangkok, Thailand has lower humidity.  :o
Manila, Philippines has lower humidity.  :o
You get the picture now.

But note: These places have high temperatures, too. We DO NOT.
So it's this insidious creeping sticky muggy phenomenon
requiring the constant running of fans, even though it's "cool" outside...

AARRGGGHHH!  
Posted by: susanC, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:10am; Reply: 647
san j--I flew into SFO this afternoon from my Portland visit and the fog over the ocean is as intense as I've ever seen it.  I know August is our big fog month, but it seems particularly heavy.  It was hot, hot, hot in Portland and more humid than usual, but nothing compared to what you are reporting for the city.
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 5:59am; Reply: 648
That thick fog is normal in August. Have you flown over our city at this time of year before?
We look forward to it all year.
If it's somewhat thicker than usual, it could be due to **, below?

What's not normal (links are to cool maps, to illustrate):

**Surface Sea Temperatures extremely high off San Francisco.
http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/sst/ophi/nepac_anomaly_ophi0.png
I just checked - it's currently 3º above normal.

Atmospheric Water Vapor (correlates with relative humidity) W-A-A-A-Y-Y above normal in California this summer: http://www.weatherwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/compday.l5NgqMryRn.gif

Here's a cool article about changes in the jet stream from the SE Pacific Rim (Indonesia/Malaysia) and how they are affecting the NE Rim (California) this summer:
http://www.weatherwest.com/archives/1709

Related? Dry lightning strikes, causing wildfires in California.
Lightning strikes over the Pacific, 100mi. from San Francisco.

Not my area of expertise.

But frustrated with the lack of media coverage; one has to go to these "specialist" sites to find possible answers.
I'm just sharing what I'm seeing.

It's a lovely night right now (59º), with humidity about 93%.
Fans are off, for the moment...
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 4:37pm; Reply: 649
I'm going to assume this is in play for me:

Quoted from The Genotype Diet, p. 168
GenoType 6: The Nomad
A GenoType ... with a great sensitivity to environmental conditions...


I invite other Nomads to share re: that "sensitivity".
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 9:24am; Reply: 650
Yay. Wee-hour Relative Humidity is down to 87%. The first night in months when it's not in the 90+ range.
Since the earthquake?.......... ??)
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