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Posted by: 2985 (Guest), Thursday, April 17, 2008, 1:51pm
Are sardines low enough in Mercury to eat many times a week?

Is 2 slices of Ezekiel bread daily too much for an O non? I know they are a beneficial food for O non, so perhaps this is a dumb question.

I need to find more Beneficial protein sources without getting mercury toxic.

Posted by: mikeo, Thursday, April 17, 2008, 3:30pm; Reply: 1
Posted by: 2985 (Guest), Thursday, April 17, 2008, 4:48pm; Reply: 2
Thanks for this link. Some mercury charts I've seen say shrimp, oysters and clams have ND [non detectable] levels of mercury. Only trouble is, they are not a beneficial for type O non.

How do some of you O nons eat 80% beneficial foods without eating fish every day? Maybe I need to look more at the BTD food lists but all I seem to find are beef and ostrich.

Do you rely a lot of neutral poultry and eat more beneficial greens and vegs to try to make up for it?  :)

I find it kind of hard to eat 80% beneficial unless I add more Ezekiel bread or beneficial nuts (or fish or neutral shrimp).

I haven't got any ostrich yet but I think I know where I can get it. I'm just going to have to think about anything but the sight of an ostrich when I eat it.  :P
Posted by: 2985 (Guest), Thursday, April 17, 2008, 5:08pm; Reply: 3
PS - Is it ever OK to eat a beneficial like beef twice a day? I have a feeling that wouldn't be a good idea.

I was once allergic to beef and used to have to rotate foods like beef and eat them every 4th day. I'd eat beef 3 times a day on those days, and the next day would eat rabbit, next day turkey, next day cod, etc.
Posted by: RHTeacher, Sunday, May 11, 2008, 1:54am; Reply: 4
Have you ever tried buffalo/bison?  I have had ground buffalo and now I have purchased the patties so that I can alternate beef, buffalo and fish days.  My fish is usually salmon.  I feel really good after eating salmon. I feel better if I stay away from Ezekiel bread.  I do eat almonds and walnuts as snacks to keep blood sugar levels even.
(I appreciated your other post about fish oil.  I started taking cod liver oil since it is good for Hunters on the GTD but I seem to be having a bad reaction to it.  My sciatic nerve seems to be imflamed.  That is strange.  I will stop taking it and see what happens. We are each individuals and need to tweak the diet to fit our needs while staying compliant.)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 11, 2008, 2:38am; Reply: 5
I simply eat the gatherer diamonds, and haven t added any of the non secretor BTD bennies, at all......this approach is working for me, but as you say, we are all individuals.
Posted by: TJ, Sunday, May 11, 2008, 4:30pm; Reply: 6

Just shooting from the hip here, but mercury seems to be more of a problem in bigger fish that eat other fish (that eat other fish, etc...), because  they are carrying around their own mercury PLUS the mercury from the other fish they've eaten.  Going with this rationale, sardines probably aren't a big mercury threat.

Actually, I ate sardines for the first time yesterday.  I remember smelling them years ago, and that was a big turn-off, but I found some nice ones packed in olive oil with no avoids added.  They were quite tasty, even if messy to eat!
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Sunday, May 11, 2008, 6:44pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from 2985
Are sardines low enough in Mercury to eat many times a week?

Is 2 slices of Ezekiel bread daily too much for an O non? I know they are a beneficial food for O non, so perhaps this is a dumb question.

I need to find more Beneficial protein sources without getting mercury toxic.


If you weigh 175 pounds and ate three ounces of sardines five days a week the mercury impact would be less than 10% of the safe consumption for a week.
Posted by: Squirrel, Monday, May 19, 2008, 8:15am; Reply: 8
Hi Joe!

Just a heads-up here. According to the Ezekiel bread entry in Typebase4, Ezekiel is a neutral for O-nonnies. I wish it was a beneficial 'cos I like it too. According to Live Right 4 Your Type, O-nonnies should be getting most of our starch from veggies not grains. The suggested limit is one cup of grain per week, but I personally couldn't stick to that.

I'll be honest, I don't even try weighing out and calculating what is 80% of what I'm eating :B. I worked out a list of all the O-nonnie beneficials very early on, and I just try to shop from that list first.

Once a week I'll cook up a week's worth of lunches, and store them in the fridge or freezer, for reheating at work or home and eating out of the tub with a spoon. I use mostly O-nonnie beneficials: minced beef with combinations of pumpkin, okra, onion, garlic, ginger, red pepper, spinach, kohlrabi, broccoli, a handful of walnuts or pumpkin seeds, and just one cupful of cooked rice or quinoa for the whole batch. I'll always use the beneficial herbs and spices too. Sometimes I make them into a curry with pineapple juice and mango or dried fruit (any combination of prunes, cranberries, dried cherries, blueberries).

That's my definitely beneficial meal of the day, then in the evenings I cook for myself and my A-nonnie husband concentrating on his beneficials (which may also be mine). So we might have salmon, tuna, red snapper, sardines or mackerel, chicken, omelette/fritata, or a lentil-based meal, with kamut pasta or rice.

That doesn't always equate to 80% beneficial over the whole day, but it's the best I can do. O-nonnies don't need huge amounts of protein, just a little regularly to keep our energy levels topped up. Most of our food intake should be veggies and fruit.

Personally I would be more worried about getting fed up with sardine sandwiches for lunch every day (I'm presuming) than the mercury poisoning!
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