Cysts, strokes, lifes obstacles . . . an article to serve many differentÂ calamities us women face. Over the past century, we have seen mammoth advances in medical technology, but not enough curing. We have more doctors, more pharmaceutical medicines, and more hospitals than ever before, but people are still struggling with highly-preventable diseases. WeÂ have the least healthy generation of Americans in history. The number one culprit is unfortunately that which we eat -THE AMERICAN DIET, which serves almost with a passion sometimes, 'killer-food'.Â Still want to eat a fast food ?
Peter D'Amo "Eating Acc to ypur Blood type"
The processed food and fast food industries are serving it up less quick but still full of what we cannot metabolize effectively. Americans are gulping it down, and wide spread obesity and chronic disease is the grim end result. From there, the masses are driven into the "waiting offices staffed with ready hands" of the highly profitable pharmaceutical industry helped along in the doctor-patient relationship. We are given pills to alleviate symptoms whileÂ simple underlying causes are ignored.
The choices us consumers have is to purchase either organic, processed, fresh, frozen, canned or bottled. If a restaurant chef makes it for us your specifications, taste and even healthy constituents are at greater risk of being compromised. Therefore, cook it at home and only buy two days worth of fresh veggies or meat that will not go into the freezer only to be removed two months later because you forgot it was in there! Remember to use portion control wisely for your weight gain or loss's sake and the longevity of your foods vital nutrients still good after, lets say, four days later, c'mon ! Stop the leftovers habit, I think fresh is wiser but costly.
In a few short ,months, it will be that time of year when much of the United States peoples will have soup as the staple part of the dinner menu. It can be as hearty as chowder or runny as a won ton, but it will be hot, delicious, and easier to digest and maintain healthy weight distribution and proportion. The more vegetables and less salt or animal stock added to the soup, the healthier the altered American diet can be.
Right now during the summer, many of us will eat earlier in the day and not so heavy meals either. Although typeo's wil still enjoy the striations of muscle tissue in theirÂ one inch thick 8oz or 120z tenderloin, ribeye or a porterhouse--all of which the type o's enjoy and digest well but me, I would beÂ feeling like i could not digest this cow ! Too heavy, too fat emolient-laden, too much for the most recent bloodtype group of all, AB+ me, that cannot tolerate the natural muscle striations of common beef. It kind of stinks when every now and then I still crave those muscle striations ! What a great foundation for some A1 sauce ! Oh well, thats the breaks with being a true type AB+ . . .
This less meat more vegetables concept has worked for me, doing wonders for a once 160 lbs on a 5'6" frame nearly eleven years ago. I thought I might add though that when I weighed in at that, I needed a serious overhaul. Dieting really was not what I needed. I found NOT watching my bad cholesterol intake from eating foods with high trans-fat content was my biggest problem.
Once I started reducing, the intake of Ldl's (BAD CHOLESTEROL--low density lipids) found in the saturated fats and Tran saturated fat components of many prepared, frozen, processed or boxed entrees and appetizers at the grocery stores, I began going down in pants sizes. I went back to preparing and eating most of the foods from scratch with lots of natural herb seasonings and tons and tons of garlic in almost everything. Even pancakes!
I began drinking green tea everyday, now just three times a week, since having maintained a svelte 120lb and only have the stress-sac in the middle of my abdomen increasing a bit. Since none of my three children conceived ever made it to term, I do not have a 'pooch' (no offensive ladies, could not find any other word) or stretch marks or varicose veins yet on this last one (as birthing but dna inheritance is factored in with this condition), I may end up with anyway. I also suffer from an ovarian cyst that remains functional but slightly debilitating. Its continued growth over the last 15 years has been shrouded in mystery regarding the correlation between mistreated endometriosis and cyst growth until my case burst wide open in June of 2006.
'till next time, erica~ the enlightenment advisor