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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 3

A solution - partial, at least

Posted By: Lois
Date: April-14, 1998 at 11:31:33

In Response To: Socio-economic factors are an issue with almost any diet plan (Bob Trent)

It's called Voluntary Simplicity. My husband and
I are self-employed craftspeople. Our entire income is
$10-$12,000/year. Over 6 years, we worked with this
income or less to achieve a goal we dreamed of for
14 years - we bought a little house in the country,
work at home, raise our own organic veggies, and
mail-order or bulk-buy organic meats. The sacrifices (which I
consider as advantages): No VCR and old TVs, no meals out, no
new cars (don't use the old ones that much), very
few new clothes, no health insurance (even with
my serious health problems, I've been able to pay
out of pocket for tests from time to time), no new
toys, gadgets, appliances, furniture...
You'd think our place looks like a dump, but since
we work at home, we have time to make it nice with
handywork and hand-me-downs.
The pluses: Fresh air, beautiful countryside to explore,
slower-paced, friendlier and more neighborly lifestyle,
healthy food (this is where our meager income goes),
and time to learn and pursue other interests. Friends
and relatives come to our place for a day off (even
though we work at our little business 7 days a week,
we can stop and take time to visit or take a walk
with some friends.)

This sounds like heaven to most people, and it is.
(I'm hoping the blood type diet allows me to regain
my total health and fully enjoy all this eventually...)
It simply(?!) takes a change in attitude,
a commitment and a little time. Who needs money

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