Nutrition and how and when we enjoy our food are a part of nurturer thrival. One book to investigate is Dr. Peter D’Adamo‘s Eat Right for Your Type. His research behind blood types affecting which foods nourish us and which foods . . . well poison us. I was shocked to see tomatoes and potatoes on my don’t eat list. Some of the foods I love are on the don’t eat list so I figure they will be rare treats. Isn’t that what a treat is?
After years of digestive issues this book came to my attention and I found it very interesting. I am experimenting on the workings of this plan to see if it adds to my thrival. Sometimes elimination diets or specific diets for health conditions including allergies often leave me feeling deprived. Perceptions are hard to change sometimes but I am trying to focus on the benefits and all the wonderful foods I can have and do enjoy.
My gastrointerologist suggested I look into the FODMAP diet developed by researchers in Australia for those with IBS. The theory is sound by not a lot of lab research to back up the usefulness of this program for my specific condition and it seems a bit complicated. FODMAP is designed to work like an allergy elimination diet where you eliminate specific foods from six categories of short chain sugars like glucose and then add them back in one at a time. Then you have to figure out how much is too much of certain categories of foods and what combination of these foods causes you the most trouble.
I came up with my own plan. Taking my time to implement this plan–3 to 6 months– is part of how I stay sane. I also treat it like a science experiment where I am the test subject. (Don’t take anything personally.)
Whatever your health needs are nourish yourself so you can nourish others–body, mind, and spirit.
May you thrive in all your nourishment.
- Rx FOOD (youasamachine.com)
- Baffled By Science. (halochurch.wordpress.com)
- Diet Programs And Meals – The Blood Type O Diet (ezdiets4u.wordpress.com)