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Cutting Calories, Your Own Way

For many people, eating a 1500 calorie diet (instead of 2000) every day would lead to weight loss. Easy to want to do, but hard to achieve. But a recent study has shown that you could instead eat 500 calories a day for 2 days out of the week and eat your typical diet the other 5 days and lose the same amount of weight. Each group of premenopausal women cut their calories by 25%. In the study the 500 calorie day consisted of 4 cups of low fat milk, 4 half cup servings of vegetable, on serving of fruit, a salty low calorie drink and a vitamin. It supplied 50 grams of protein. After 6 months, each group lost about 13 pounds. The levels of LDL...

Flax Crackers Video

Flax Crackers Here is my first attempt at a video cooking class. In it you will learn how to make flax crackers. Even though I make them using a dehydrator, there are instruction on how to make them with an oven. Flax seeds show up as very important for many people that I test in the office and are a good source of Omega-3 oils as well as other nutrients.   2 cups flax seeds partially ground. soak in 2 cups water with 1/4 cup of tamari soy sauce add 1 Tbs herbs like rosemary, ginger, garlic or lemon juice soak at least 1.5 hours or overnight. spread thinly on leather sheets of a dehydator on 115 degrees for 4-6 hours, then turn over for another 3-5 hours, or can leave...

Taking Care of Your Adrenal Gland

We don’t often think about our adrenal glands, but having healthy adrenals is really a key for feeling well. These walnut sized glands sit atop our kidneys. They have a lot to do with controlling of other glands and hormones of the body. The outer layer or cortex produces hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, DHEA and cortisol. The central portion produces adrenaline, which is used in the fight or flight response.   Under stress your heart rate and blood pressure increase, your energy stores are ready for immediate use and your digestion slows. Your senses are also sharpened. This is healthy response to stress in an emergency. But in modern society stress can become an ongoing state of affairs. When we don't get enough sleep, when there are...

Blood Type Diet – Type O

Blood Type Diet - Type O Michael Lam, MD, MPH www.DrLam.com Comments Most Beneficial Food allowed Food not allowed   Protein The more stressful your job or demanding your exercise program, the higher the grade of protein you should eat Beef, Lam, Mutton, Veal, Venison Type Os can efficiently digest and metabolize meats Any meat except for those listed not allowed Bacon, Ham, Goose, Pork Cold-water fish are excellent for Type Os. Many seafoods are also excellent sources of iodine, which regulates the thyroid function. Cod, herring, Mackerel Any fish or seafood except for those listed not allowed Barracuda, Pickled herring, Catfish, Smoked salmon, Caviar, Octopus, Conch Dairy Type Os need to severely restrict the use of dairy products and eggs Butter, Farmer, Feta, Mozzarella, Goat cheese, Soy Milk All other dairy...

Blood Type Diet – Type B

Blood Type Diet - Type B Michael Lam, MD, MPH www.DrLam.com Characteristics of Type B - Best on Balanced Omnivores Diet Comments Most Beneficial Food allowed Food not allowed Meat and Poultry These meats contains a Type B blood agglutinating lectin. Chicken, Cornish hens, Duck, Goose, Patridge, Quail, Pork These meats help to boost the immune system lamb, mutton, Venison, Rabbit Give up chicken, but use these meats instead Beef, Pheasant, Turkey, Veal Seafood Deep-ocean fish and white fish are great for Type Bs Cod, Salmon, Flounder, Halibut, Sole, Trout All kinds except those listed not allowed These seafood are poorly digested by Type Bs. They are disruptive to the...

Blood Type Diet – Type AB

Blood Type Diet - Type AB Michael Lam, MD, MPH www.DrLam.com   Characteristics of Type AB - Best on Mixed Diet in moderation Comments Most Beneficial Food allowed Food not allowed Meat and Poultry Type AB do not produce enough stomach acid to effectively digest too much animal protein. So the key is portion size and frequency. Lamb, mutton, rabbit, turkey All kinds except those listed not allowed Beef, Chicken, Cornish Hens, Duck, Goose, Pork, Patridge, Veal, Venison, Quail Cured meats can cause stomach cancer Type ABs with low levels of stomach acid Seafood If you have family history of breast cancer, introduce snails (Helix pomatia) into your diet Tuna, Cod, ...

Blood Type Diet – Type A

Blood Type Diet - Type A Michael Lam, MD, MPH www.DrLam.com Characteristics of Type A - Best on Vegetarian Diet Comments Most Beneficial Food allowed Food not allowed Meats and Poultry Type As should eliminate all meats from their diet. Chicken, Cornish hens, Turkey Beef, Pork, Lamb, Veal, Venison, Duck, Goose Seafood Carp, Cod, Grouper, Mackerel, Monkfish, Pickerel, Red snapper, Rainbow trout, Salmon, Sardine, Sea trout, Silver perch, Snail, Whitefish, Yellow Perch All kinds except those listed not allowed Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Bluefish, Bluegill bass, Catfish, Caviar, Clam, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Flounder, Frog, Gray sole, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Lobster, Lox, Mussels, Octopus, Oysters, Scallop, Shad, Shrimp, Sold, Squid, Striped bass, ...

Simplified Dysbiosis Diet: for the control of candida, parasites, bacteria and viruses

Simplified Dysbiosis Diet: for the control of candida, parasites, bacteria and viruses Eliminate the following from your diet: Sugar: cane sugar, cane juice, dextrose, glucose, corn syrup Fruits and vegetables: grapes (wine) grapefruit, orange, potato, corn (corn products) Nuts and seeds: Almonds Brazil nuts Cashew Macadamia Peanut Pecan Pistachio Sunflower seeds Walnut Miscellaneous: Alcoholic Beverages Artificial Sweeteners (Aspartame, Splenda, Sweet and Low, etc..) Artificial additives, colors, flavors, preservatives Chocolate, Cacao, cocoa, cocoa butter Coffee Canola oil (rapeseed, vegetable or salad oil) in most premade and restaurant food Fried foods Hydrogenated oils Grains: white wheat four product or white rice Animal products Aged Cheese: Asiago, Bleu (blue) Brie Camembert Emmental Gorgonzola Gruyere Limburger Muenster Roquefort Swiss Meat: pork Fish: Grouper Marlin Mackerel Orange roughty Swordfish Bass Bluefish HalibutLobster Sea Trout Tuna Carp Cod Crab Mahi Mahi Perch Snapper...