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Question for Bob McFerran

Posted by Susan Mierswa on December 28, 1998 at 22:08:21:

Bob,

Do sea vegetables have a place in the H-G and/or Mixed diets? Namely arame, hiziki, dulse, kombu(kelp), etc.? Even though it took me a while to develop a taste for them it seems that my body likes them.

Also, how about bee pollen, bee propolis, and royal jelly in regards to the above diets?

Thanks,

Susan


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Re: Question for Bob McFerran

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 28, 1998 at 23:33:07:

In Reply to: Question for Bob McFerran posted by Susan Mierswa on December 28, 1998 at 22:08:21:

Susan,

The sea vegetables that you mention have a significant role in the H-G diet. Some of our ancestors ate them for literally hundreds of thousands of years and we are well adapted to them.

How do you use them? I have to admit that I've seen them in health food stores but haven't bought them because I've been more than a bit intimidated and ignorant of how to cook them.

I don't think our ancestors harvested bee pollen or royal jelly that often so I would suggest leaving that one out of your diet even though it is nutrient packed.

Bob


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Re: Question for Bob McFerran

Posted by Susan Mierswa on December 30, 1998 at 19:05:04:

In Reply to: Re: Question for Bob McFerran posted by Robert McFerran on December 28, 1998 at 23:33:07:

Bob,

I learned to use them while I was macrobiotic although I am no gourmet sea veggie chef. The best way to learn how to use them would be to find a macrobiotic cooking teacher in your area to teach you since they are 'different' but don't tell them you eat meat! If you are interested in learning from a book how to use and cook them, let me know and I will find the title to one that I have seen. I get my recipes from my macro cookbooks (the sea veggie recipes are the reason I kept them).

It is usual to soak them first and then cook them with sweet vegetables like carrots and onions in a small amount of water with a dash of sea salt or soy sauce.

Susan



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Re: Question for Bob McFerran

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 30, 1998 at 23:23:19:

In Reply to: Re: Question for Bob McFerran posted by Susan Mierswa on December 30, 1998 at 19:05:04:

Thanks Susan,

There are some pretty good macrobiotic sites on the web that I've already researched. I actually bought some kelp at the healthfood store today and I personally thought that it was a pretty good snack with my buffalo jerky that I get from a local organic meats house.

My Scotish ancestors used these sea vegetables so I guess it's time to get in gear!

Bob


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Re: Question for Bob McFerran

Posted by Susan Mierswa on December 31, 1998 at 16:19:42:

In Reply to: Re: Question for Bob McFerran posted by Robert McFerran on December 30, 1998 at 23:23:19:

Bob,

Does your local buffalo jerky supplier do business by mail? If so, I would love a contact number.

I stopped eating bee pollen. I have been feeling really nervous internally the last four or five months and have been eating the pollen for six months, so maybe there is a connection.

I sure have noticed a difference with the hypoglycemia since eating three meat-based meals a day. Grains look less and less appealing, candy no longer impels me to its call, and liver is almost delecious. I can't wait to be in an environment where I can do the elimination diet to determine food allergens. I have NEVER felt this good in my life already. And what gets me is that it is so simple.

Thank you and Bless you,

Susan



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Re: Question for Bob McFerran

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 31, 1998 at 20:36:03:

In Reply to: Re: Question for Bob McFerran posted by Susan Mierswa on December 31, 1998 at 16:19:42:

Susan,

I'll check and see if my supplier does any mail order.

It is interesting that once I realized who I 'was' (i.e. - my inherited metabolic identity) I no longer considered what I was doing as a 'diet'. I stopped struggling with trying to figure out how I could eat things like grains and fruits and still feel well. Simplicity IS the hallmark of eating like a Hunter-gatherer.

I guess it was sort of like the realization that if you are born with fair skin that you are never going to be able to get a really dark looking sun tan. Not the best analogy -- but hey, I have to decide on a New Years resolution -- so my mind in more clouded that usual.

Bob





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