Posted by katia on September 6, 2003, at 15:41:20
In reply to Metabolic typing » katia, posted by BarbaraCat on September 6, 2003, at 14:51:41
> I got the Metabolic Type Diet book a while back and it looked very interesting. I've been wanting to get the testing done but forgot about it until you mentioned it. How did you find this testing person?
**I was referred two years ago by a friend. It's taken me this long to do it b/c I knew I'd have to make a strong committment to change my diet, mainly the drinking bit. It's under www.bloodph.com Dr. Kristal is the guy and it's actually in Marin. If you're ever back in the area or if he could refer you to someone there. It's not cheap. Also, there are four metabolic types and not everyone does well on the high protein one I'm on.
>>I've also been working with a high protein/fat low carb diet. I know I don't do well on simple sugars (hence the no alcohol - waaah!) but haven't always been a big protein eater or liker. I now eat fish and chicken 4-5 times a week, and meat every so often. I still hear that lettuce scream on occasion, so you can imagine the effect of a rare juicy hunk of steak.
> The alcohol abstinence is very encouraging, it sounds like for you too, even though it's damned hard to give up such a delectable treat. I've had at least one glass of wine every night for at least 20 years now
**I didn't realize you were having at least a glass every night. For some reason, I thought that you had two drinks per month. Yes, I think it's a HUGE factor in this illness. In fact, very frequently substance abuse goes hand in hand with BP and depression and other disorders. And the abuse masks the disorder and vice versa to where they get to be a tangles mess. I think it would be wise for us both to give it up for awhile anyway. To see what's what. One variable at a time....I feel pretty strongly about it, but what 'til I get back to work tomorrow. I won't go over one, but as you say abstaining seems easier. Unless I get a REALLY BIG GLASS. (it's just ONE glass right?) :-)
>My poor liver.
Milk thistle is good for the liver.
See ya over on the other board!