Success, Failure, and Question

Success It has been about five weeks since I did the self test machine at my pharmacy.  On Friday it was time to check again.  I knew I had lost weight, but losing weight isn’t my goal.  I want to lose fat and gain muscle.  I see that as the only non-drug path to lowering […]

Hint

There is a product I can buy at my grocery store called Hint.  It is bottled water with a “hint” of fruit flavor.  No sugar, no artificial sweetener, all natural.  I love it – – except it’s a little pricy to drink on a daily basis.  When it goes on sale I stock up. I […]

Dehydration

Do you believe in providence?  I do.  Too many times in my life a random search, an unexpected meeting, a chance conversation, turns out to be life changing.  I found the Blood Type Diet in a random search.  I believe that was the providence of God.  I may well be experiencing another blessing of providence […]

More Adventures in Free Food

A while ago, I blogged about various sources for getting free food. There’s the organization that used to be called “Food Not Bombs”, but has since been renamed “Community Solidarity.” They mostly distribute food that stores would have thrown away: over ripe produce, dairy products  that are just at or past  the expiration date, and […]

Spices, Supplements and Bible Stories

The Eat Right 4 Your Type Cardiovascular Disease book recommends two spices as Super Beneficial for Type O’s – Turmeric and Fenugreek.  I take a Turmeric supplement once a day and often cook with Turmeric itself and with a Curry powder the number one ingredient of which is Turmeric. But Fenugreek I have never used.  […]

Exercise after Menopause

There are four facts about exercise after menopause that are intertwined.  When taken together they create a downward spiral that robs women of health as they age.  Fighting against them takes daily awareness and daily effort.  I knew the facts.  I have even blogged about them.  But I let down my guard, and lost some […]

Barbecue Fun

We had a barbecue at our Shul (synagogue) last night, and I really enjoyed myself. I coudln’t eat EVERYTHING there, but I still found plenty to eat. It was easy enough to avoid the potato and corn chips, pretzels, pasta and potato salads, and the buns. I’m well aware that the tossed green salad and […]

Eye rolls and Exercise

The exercise recommendations for Type O in the Cardiovascular Book are not appreciably different from the recommendations in Dr. D’s other books.  What I learned – that is new to me – is that one of my definitions was completely wrong, and that being 15 years older now than I was when I started the […]

Fresh look at Vegetables and Fruits

I feel like I’ve made some progress since my last blog.  At least one of my meals every day has been beneficial or super-beneficial protein.  I have lost more than a pound – a noticeable part of which has come off my belly.  I feel encouraged. This week I focused my reading on vegetables and […]