Dodging hurricanes and swimming laps

My sister has retired in Virginia.  I hadn’t seen her in almost 2 years, and that’s way too long!  My Honorable Husband has two close friends who have also retired on the East Coast – one in Virginia and one in North Carolina.  So we planned a 2-week vacation and bought airline tickets last spring. […]

Good Cholesterol News

My Cholesterol report is in and it could not have been better. All I can say is once again the Blood Type Diet worked…beautifully…perfectly…ideally for me as a Type O. Here are the numbers: Total Cholesterol – 222 – down 111 points in six months HDL Cholesterol – 106 – good Cholesterol only dropped 11 […]

Avocado, Chocolate, and Apples

Saturday is the big day.  I go in for a follow up cholesterol test.  I’ll admit that I nervous.  I’ve worked hard, cut back on fats and sugars, exercised more, increased my fluid intake, and deprived myself of some favorite foods.  If my LDL is back in normal range, it will all be more than […]

Skinny fat and plant sterols

A few weeks ago a friend posted a link to an article about skinny fat.  I read it, and it started me on a quest to understand belly fat.  I was thrown into an unfamiliar world where there is a difference between hard fat and soft fat.  Where belly fat can start to function as […]

Bladderwrack woes

The Bladderwrack and Dulse arrived from Amazon. The dulse was from a company called Maine Coast Sea Vegetables.  It is wonderful.  It tastes like seaweed, of course.  So if you are expecting something delectable, don’t kid yourself.  I’m not buying it for the taste.  I’m buying it because seaweed is beneficial and especially good for […]

Amazon Box

A box arrived from Amazon today with items from Dr. D’s Cardiovascular Disease book.  Because I live in the country, I order a lot from Amazon, but usually not nutritional items.  This may be a pivotal shopping moment. It started with a search for Pilau Masala.  Because my Honorable Husband’s mother in no longer mobile, […]

I’m not really gluten free

I started the Blood Type Diet in 2003 – long before the gluten free craze began.  Wheat is one of the biggest Type O avoid foods.  I found that surprisingly hard to explain to people.  I remember a friend offering me a muffin.  I politely said no, adding that I didn’t eat wheat.  She smiled […]

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 […]