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Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 5:21pm
I read an article on hemp hearts and it claimed that if you eat 5 Tbsp. a day, not only will you have energy, you will have great elimination.  They ain't kiddin'.  I feel "cleaner" than I have since the beginning of BTD.
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 6:08pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from Ribbit
I read an article on hemp hearts and it claimed that if you eat 5 Tbsp. a day, not only will you have energy, you will have great elimination.  They ain't kiddin'.  I feel "cleaner" than I have since the beginning of BTD.


wonder if this would prove true for all blood types. if so, I'll be all over those hemp hearts. I can use all the energy I can get and since we both have adrenal issues, this sounds promising!!  What brand did you buy?
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 6:24pm; Reply: 2
Nutiva brand.  I can't say the energy's there for me----I meant they aren't kidding about the elimination.  Maybe it would give other people energy.  Or if I actually slept at night I might be able to feel the energy.  But for those of us with sluggish elimination, it's great!(angry)(woot)
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 6:35pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Ribbit
I read an article on hemp hearts and it claimed that if you eat 5 Tbsp. a day, not only will you have energy, you will have great elimination.  They ain't kiddin'.  I feel "cleaner" than I have since the beginning of BTD.


I feel the same about chia seeds.  Great for elimination and energy.  The perfect fiber for me, plus it's got awesome nutrients....I've been adding a tablespoon to a green protein drink twice daily and not only does it settle my digestive system, it gives me long lasting satiety.  Chia doesn't
have any particular taste (and it forms a gel like flax seeds in water). I thought hemp (Nutiva)
tasted and smelled liked dried powdered mushrooms.  Something about the smell made it
impossible for me to drink.  Chia is odorless and totally tasteless.  Just another option for
anyone who is sensitive to strong flavors and odors.
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 6:49pm; Reply: 4
Hey--I didn't say it tasted good. ;)  I've never seen chia seeds.  Can you get them at WF?

I just realized something else that might be playing a big part in my digestion today.  I just remembered that yesterday I ran a beet through my Vita-Mix and ate it like soup.  When I make a cooked beet, it doesn't affect me.  But maybe 1 c. raw beet pulp is part of today's good fortune.
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 7:45pm; Reply: 5
Maybe I'll try the hemp hearts one of these days.  I have "sluggish elimination" too.  I don't feel constipated, but I don't go every day.  It's like my body is absorbing a lot more of the food I eat than it used to (no surprise there), so it takes a day or two for enough to build up for a "full load"!
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 7:45pm; Reply: 6
Just this morning, the head of the supplement dept at our favorite health food store was telling me about how much she likes chia seeds.  She said it's way cheaper to buy the organic seeds in bulk and grind them yourself in a seed mill or coffee bean grinder.
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 8:22pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Victoria
Just this morning, the head of the supplement dept at our favorite health food store was telling me about how much she likes chia seeds.  She said it's way cheaper to buy the organic seeds in bulk and grind them yourself in a seed mill or coffee bean grinder.


Chia are teensy little seeds.  You can grind them and add them to other grains and bake with them, improving the fiber content of a muffin or pancake...or just let the liquid from soaking them whole (for about 15 minutes) be more of a lubricant for the gut.  They soften when
soaked and can almost be chewed as I drink the whole thing right down.

I think my gut needed the lubricating properties of soaked chia.  Ground flax seeds contributed to my constipation and bloat. Different fibers for different folks. I had to try
a few until I found chia to work the best for me.

Posted by: karen, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 8:39pm; Reply: 8
When I use chia seeds I don't grind them up, just soak like flax seed.  They only need to soak for 15-30 minutes.  They work great for elimination in me, too.  The gel-like properties of chia seed is great for sensitive digestive systems.  The only problem for me is they thin my blood and give me nosebleeds so I take breaks and then try again.  
Posted by: Joy, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 8:59pm; Reply: 9
I agree with some comments on chia seeds.  I buy organic seeds from a place online and grind them in the coffee grinder.  I added them to my breakfast mix of oat bran, ground flax seeds, nutritional yeast and some soy milk.  Oh, forgot a teaspoon of brewers yeast.

Then I stopped that for awhile but I feel it really did help with elimination and will resume soon.

I haven't tried the hemp hearts yet but will keep them in mind.

Thanks for the reminder about chia seeds.


Joy
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 9:19pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from italybound
wonder if this would prove true for all blood types.


May be true for all blood types, but not all Genotypes.

I had to give them up when I went on the explorer diet, because they are a toxin for explorers.

When I was on the blood type diet I ate them and found that they were quite a wonderful food for me (a little expensive-but delicious and had good health affects)

Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 9:50pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from C_Sharp
I had to give them up when I went on the explorer diet, because they are a toxin for explorers.
When I was on the blood type diet I ate them and found that they were quite a wonderful food for me


this right here.......this is what is so confusing about BTD vs GTD. How can this be a wonderful food for you on BTD and a toxin on GTD? Your blood type didn't change.  :-/
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 10:09pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from italybound
How can this be a wonderful food for you on BTD and a toxin on GTD?


I just want to be clear that hemp seeds are not listed in typebase. Thus should only be considered neutral in the blood type diet.  But for me they worked really well.  

Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 10:20pm; Reply: 13
Found this online about chia seeds.  Keep in mind it was written to sell chia but it's still
interesting.

Here are ten benefits to using chia seed in your life.  Chia seeds are:

1. Nutritious.  Chia seed provides ample calcium and protein to your tissues.  The seeds are also rich in boron, which helps the body assimilate and use calcium.  The nutrients also support proper brain functioning.

2. Water loving.  The seed can soak up ten times its weight in water.  Do this fun experiment.  Put one tablespoon of chia seed in a cup of water and stir.  Wait a few hours and see what happens.  When inside your body, the seeds help you stay hydrated longer, and retain electrolytes in your bodily fluids.

3.  Easily digestible.  The shells are easily broken down, even when swallowed whole.  This is an improvement over flax seed, which have to be ground up to be digested properly.  If you eat flax seed whole, it will just pass through.

4. Concentrated.  If I could only take one cup of food for a few days, I'd choose chia!  The food value per volume is simply astounding.  You don't need much.

5. Mild tasting.  Unlike some seeds, the flavor is very mild.  The mild taste makes it easy to put in sauces, smoothies, breads, puddings, and whatever you want.  They won't really change the taste, but will add to your nutrition!

6. Energy enhancing.  The health pioneer Paul Bragg did an experiment an endurance hike with friends.  They divided up into a chia-eating group and another group, who ate whatever they wanted.  The group eating only chia seeds finished the hike four hours, twenty seven minutes before the others, most of whom didn't even finish at all.

7. Versatile.  The seeds can be used to replace less-healthy fat in just about any recipe.  You can use them uncooked in salad dressings, spreads, fruit shakes, ice cream, and just about anything you want.  You can also add them to cookies, cakes, muffins, and other baked goods.  I usually just mix in a couple of teaspoons to my juice or water and drink them down!

8. Slimming and trimming.  Yes, the seeds will help you lose weight, for two reasons.  The first reason is that they are so filling that you will eat less of other foods.  The second reason is that they actually bulk up and cleanse your body of old "junk" in your intestines.  

9. Endurance enhancing.  Chia seeds are known as the "Indian Running Food".  Also, the ancient Aztec warriors used chia seed during their conquests.  I'm a runner, and I've used chia seed to enhance stamina and endurance on my mountain runs, some of which are several hours long!

10. Regenerating.  After eating, the nutrients travel to the cells very quickly due to the ease in digestion and assimilation.  Use them when you want to build or regenerate healthy body tissue.
Posted by: teri, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 10:37pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from TJ
I have "sluggish elimination" too.  I don't feel constipated, but I don't go every day.  It's like my body is absorbing a lot more of the food I eat than it used to (no surprise there), so it takes a day or two for enough to build up for a "full load"!


Same here, don't go every day and never constipated. I also believe for the same reason you do, D55, that the body is just using most of what it's getting and there's probably nothing wrong with it, although it is quite different than the "normal" and I haven't heard of anyone else who is like this until just now. Interesting that we are both B-non's.

Re. Chia Seeds - sold as "Salba" in my neck of the woods.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 1:14am; Reply: 15
grinding chia is a waste.....they re so delicious and crunchy sprinkled on anything or added to your smoothie or whatever....and so easy to chew......
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 1:40am; Reply: 16
Quoted Text
How can this be a wonderful food for you on BTD and a toxin on GTD? Your blood type didn't change.


have you read the GT book yet IB?  ;)
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 5:42am; Reply: 17
Quoted from italybound


this right here.......this is what is so confusing about BTD vs GTD. How can this be a wonderful food for you on BTD and a toxin on GTD? Your blood type didn't change.  :-/


When I followed the BTD as a type B, I could have some white wheat flour and a little coffee.  But when I found out that I am a non-secretor, the flour became avoid and so did the coffee.

I am still the same person with the same blood, but the knowledge to eat a diet that is more suited for me as an individual became more in depth.

Now, as a Nomad, I have more fine-tuned specifics as to what foods are even better (and worse) for my body.
Posted by: GillianR, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:05am; Reply: 18
Quoted Text
May be true for all blood types, but not all Genotypes.

I had to give them up when I went on the explorer diet, because they are a toxin for explorers.

When I was on the blood type diet I ate them and found that they were quite a wonderful food for me (a little expensive-but delicious and had good health affects)


Some famous person around here once said, "Try everything. Keep what works." :)

"Quite a wonderful food for me" sounds like it worked.
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:09am; Reply: 19
Does anyone know why Dr. D. didn't put chia seed in the Warrior diet? I see chia seed oil but no chia seed. It seems to me that the seed would be a wonderful replacement for at least SOME of these everlasting (really) beans. It may be a neutral, but I'm not particularly interested in neutrals at this point. I've never seen any chia seed in my life, let alone chia seed oil. I just ate some beans ALONE, and I feel a major case of indigestion coming on. I can't seem to win with these things!
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:36am; Reply: 20
Quoted from Ribbit
  I just remembered that yesterday I ran a beet through my Vita-Mix and ate it like soup.


Ribbit, I have been meaning to ask you about your Vita-Mix. My sister has one she has had for some time and complains about how noisy it is.  I wanted to buy one decades ago but never could decide if I would ever actually use it enough to justify the expense. You've mentioned yours before so I assume that you enjoy yours very much. Right? No doubt the prices are triple what they were when I first started getting material from them.  :-/ Too bad I didn't buy one then...

Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 12:08pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from 2330
Does anyone know why Dr. D. didn't put chia seed in the Warrior diet? I see chia seed oil but no chia seed. It seems to me that the seed would be a wonderful replacement for at least SOME of these everlasting (really) beans. It may be a neutral, but I'm not particularly interested in neutrals at this point. I've never seen any chia seed in my life, let alone chia seed oil. I just ate some beans ALONE, and I feel a major case of indigestion coming on. I can't seem to win with these things!

Spring what beans are you eating that are causing so much problems? On the same list is tempeh, a superfood, does it give you gas too?
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 1:10pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from 2330


Ribbit, I have been meaning to ask you about your Vita-Mix.


I can't sing enough praises about my Vita-Mix.  Yes, it was expensive.  My husband bought it for me as a gift and I love, love, love it.  Who needs roses on your aniversary? Give me something I can use.  One year he started asking about jewelry preferences and I said, "What?  How about a sewing machine?" Yes, it's loud.  I warn everybody before I turn it on so they can cover their ears or go in another room or at least cringe.  But mine's not a loud as my Daddy's, which he bought in the '70s (still works, nothing wrong with it.  I think he replaced the gasket once.  Mine has no gaskets.)  Mine came with two different top parts, one for dry things like grains, and one for liquid things like juices and shakes and almond milk.  

I use it every day, sometimes multiple times a day.  I grind grain, make almond milk in about a minute flat, make "mayo" and almond-based dips, peanut butter....it's really great.

I think I'm going to start eating more beet puree.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 1:10pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from 2330
Does anyone know why Dr. D. didn't put chia seed in the Warrior diet?


Maybe it's neutral.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 1:11pm; Reply: 24
[quote=1034]grinding chia is a waste[quote]

So chia seed isn't like flax seed, where if you eat it whole it just goes straight through you?
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 1:13pm; Reply: 25
How do you quote multiple people in one post?
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Thursday, February 14, 2008, 4:48pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from Andrea AWsec

Spring what beans are you eating that are causing so much problems? On the same list is tempeh, a superfood, does it give you gas too?


Every single bean or pea except early green peas (which I am not particularly fond of) makes my stomach hurt. The cannellinis I ate last night without any other food caused some distress but not nearly as bad as it has been so I will try that again between my regular meals and see how it goes. Tempeh is something that is simply not available here and I can't undertake trying to make the stuff. I am lucky to still have one local source of soy milk without carrageenan (which also makes my stomach hurt like crazy) in it. I have a milk maker, but it is hard to get beans that make palatable milk. It is not simply a gas problem that I am having. There is pain from the time these things start trying to digest in my stomach. I know I have acid reflux and I'm doing a lot of work right now that is making that worse, but in the past I have managed to control it with a Tum now and then, lysine or calcium. None of that is working now because my stomach is in such an uproar trying to digest these beans. This problem concerns me because there are far worse consequences than pain if I can't keep the reflux under control. The only thing that helps the pain at all is green tea. Of course, my digestive enzymes may be all out of whack, too, but I don't have this problem with other foods. I am taking some enzymes but they are not a NAP product. It is a conundrum, for sure, but I'm going to make this work if there is a way to do it.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:24pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from Ribbit
How do you quote multiple people in one post?
You can click the "Quote" link on one of the posts you want to quote.

For the second post that you want to quote, hover over the author's username of that post and look at the number at the end of the link.  Mine is 1426, for example.  This number is the user number.

Use the quote button to create the quote tags.  This is the fourth button when counting from the right.  Put an equal sign and the author's user number into the open quote tag (the one on the left), after the word "quote".  Copy and paste the text from the second post in between the open and close quote tags.

You can also "nest" the quotes, which I find useful.

Quoted from SquarePeg
Good luck!
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:48pm; Reply: 28
Spring, I can't eat beans either because they tear up the baby's stomach.  So I'm having a really, really hard time getting enough protein.  But we handle lentils just fine.  How are they for you?

I'm not computer literate enough to even follow those directions, Square Peg.  But thanks for explaining anyway.
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:48pm; Reply: 29
Your software must be different from what I am using. There are multiple reasons why your method won't work for me. When I "hover," for instance, I'm merely able to highlight the poster's name and there is no way to get from highlighted name to anything to do with quoting at all - plus other problems.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:59pm; Reply: 30


I totally agree about the Vita Mix.  I bought one about 10 years ago and it's still going strong. I can grind grain into flour, make soup, and there are countless ways to make whole food smoothies.  Different from a juicer in the fact that you don't separate the juice from the pulp.  What comes out of this mixer is the whole food and everything is fresh right on the spot.  It's very expensive but I think there are a few companies that copied this machine for much less.  Just compare motor sizes and see if other brands will be able to run at a high enough rpm to heat food enough to cook it.

Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, February 14, 2008, 9:47pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from Chloe


I totally agree about the Vita Mix.  I bought one about 10 years ago and it's still going strong.


One way to get a Vita-Mix for less is to buy it used...  We bought one on e-bay several years ago.  It had obviously not been used for some time, because when I first used it, it smelled like burning dust...  Now that I've starting making Almond butter regularly, it has stopped smelling and just works really well.  I love it.  My wife says, "You use it!", but she likes the results... ;D

It is loud.  Part of it is the motor and part of it is the blades hitting the food and sending it into the side of the metal container.  Everyone in the house knows when I use it.
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, February 15, 2008, 1:19am; Reply: 32
All the new ones have plastic containers.  I called them and asked if they had any glass ones, but they said the motor vibrated too much to use glass. :-/  My dad's old one is metal.  It has a little spout on the side near the bottom (hard to pick the peanuts out after making peanut butter), but mine doesn't have that.  
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Friday, February 15, 2008, 5:14am; Reply: 33
Quoted from Ribbit
Spring, I can't eat beans either because they tear up the baby's stomach.  So I'm having a really, really hard time getting enough protein.  But we handle lentils just fine.  How are they for you?

I'm not computer literate enough to even follow those directions, Square Peg.  But thanks for explaining anyway.


Ribbit, I have been so involved with these beans that I was distracted from the lentils. In fact, I had a package of them right in front of me at the store but all I was thinking was BEANS! Hey, I guess I can't handle but one problem at a time. Just kidding! Anyway, lentils it will be when I get to the grocery next time. Thanks for reminding me!

Today has been better but far from perfect, yet, with these beans. I ate only navy beans, cooked greens and cantaloupe for lunch but then I forgot and had plain yogurt, ground flax seed and a little maple syrup for dessert! I can't win! I think my brain is fried from all these paint fumes.  :-/ Anyway, this afternoon has not been nearly as bad and I have not had the severe pains in my stomach. I suppose I would think the way I feel is normal now if I had not had those glorious days when it didn't hurt at all! Dr. D. has opened Pandora's Box with this diet. WOW! Where have all these monsters  been hiding anyway. In the cells, of course, I guess!  :o  He has given us a taste of what real health feels like and now I WANT MORE OF IT!!! (smile)
Posted by: GillianR, Friday, February 15, 2008, 7:50am; Reply: 34

Multiple quotes:

Hilight what you want to quote.
Copy and paste it in the reply box.
Hilight it in the reply box.
Click on the little quote symbol (the yellow speach balloon).

Repeat for each quote you want. :)
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Friday, February 15, 2008, 4:00pm; Reply: 35
Simple, GlllianR, and it works! Thanks! ---Except my speech balloon is merely white instead of yellow.
Posted by: GillianR, Friday, February 15, 2008, 11:10pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from 2330
Simple, GlllianR, and it works! Thanks! ---Except my speech balloon is merely white instead of yellow.


You are welcome! Maybe after you use it a lot the virgin white will wear off and it will be dingy yellow like mine!

:)

Bye the way . Spring is my favourite time of year  and there are already tulips pushing green shoots up, although they say it will be a late spring here.

I am almost tempted to stop posting on the forum in order to retain my spring banner! ;D
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Saturday, February 16, 2008, 6:54am; Reply: 37
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I am almost tempted to stop posting on the forum in order to retain my spring banner!


I love spring too, and it is also my favorite time of year. The daffodils are blooming, and we know spring can't be too far away! (smile)
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 3:27pm; Reply: 38
Ah, daffodils.  I love them.  They're amazing. I planted 100 bulbs two years ago and am really enjoying them right now.
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Thursday, February 21, 2008, 6:17am; Reply: 39
Quoted from Ribbit
Ah, daffodils.  I love them.  They're amazing. I planted 100 bulbs two years ago and am really enjoying them right now.


I know you are, Ribbit! How under the sun did you ever plant 100 bulbs with all you have to do?!! Daffodils are so fresh and beautiful!
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, February 25, 2008, 11:43pm; Reply: 40
It was between babies.  :)
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