OMG how wrong is that, your background is nursing and you don't have medical insurance. Luckily you know how to get the basics. Still this breaks my heart. Hopefully when you get that foot in the door job, it will come with benefits!!!! And not long after that all your numbers will be so good you won't need a Doc!
The tea article is great! I can see why you picked the tea you did, I never heard anything about oolong helping with diabetes and I LUV it! Dr. M knows everything nutrition. An aside here, today I demanded my swim trainer read Colin Campbell's "China Study", but pulled it off my shelf tonight and found out I hadn't finished it myself. Guess what I left off just as Campbell was writing about his high regard for Dr. M! Campbell says he is the most informed Doc on nutrition, hands down!
Back to tea, because of the fibro I shouldn't have caffeine. I have done decaf coffee and am now cutting it out too, because of the acid and the fact that it still has a bit of caffeine in it, which seems to be affecting me. Tea does come decaf as well, but I just found out that it's less decaf than coffee, because all they do to wash the caffeine out is just brew it once, This IMHO, makes it taste like sucking on a used tea bag! I am bummed about this because I completely love tea, I have to my Mom's family is English. Does your chinese restaurant tea have aname or do you actually buy it from the restaurant?
So now with all these health benefits, I am just going to have to figure out how to get some in in the early AM. Actually I do a black tea, Earl Grey because an old bf sends it to me and it's truly wonderful, but like green tea it makes me nauseous sometimes. Funny Doc M. says it doesn't mess with tummies. Still that mix you have found sounds so wonderful and drinking it right with breakfast sounds like the best way. Surely with a good base of oatmeal our stomachs are fully protected!
Oh, the B12 thing gets weird again, I thought it was Jeff that recommended the National Nut. Yeast, oh no - who ever did say that, haha.
On the D 3. turns out Campbell's last chapter in China Study is on D3. I can't read another word today, but I think he says just get it from sunlight like 10 mins of morning a few times a week. I am albino pale but am doing this, without bad effect so far. The real thing we need is the supercharged D and the only way to get that is sunlight, but it doesn't have to be much and it's FREE blondie!. So that's what I am going for. BUT I better read the chapter to be sure, cuz my head is just spinning with so much to learn.
OK, another simple thing you can teach me. I did guess WOE, just before you told me..so next is DH - let me guess, Dear Husband, Darling Husband, Dumb Husband, Deadbeat Husband, D'Best Husband, all of the above, none of the above, and/or sometimes one of the above?
Also - very jealous of your freezer and the ready to go bags in there. Old bf, just remodeled his kitchen all by himself pretty much and got the best appliances, including a freezer. He doesn't mean to make me feel green with envy,
but danged if I don't. I don't even have a dishwasher, let alone room for a freezer.
Well, actually there is a freezer down in the basement, but I don't think it's been plugged in in 10 years - so I am afraid to even try it.
OK, one more question, how did you find the McDougall program? I am dying to know this - when you got time to divulge
Sorry this is so long, but it's so much fun to be able to talk nutrition with someone, really, really , really! And finally may our scales be kind to us this week