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Blood Type Diet

Turns out that the food we eat has a serious impact on us based on our blood type. You would think this sort of information would be better publicised.

Basically, each blood type has a recommended diet with details on what’s allowed and what should be avoided. The chart really spelt bad news for me (blood type A), since it says that I should mainly be a vegetarian! Anyway, I suppose it could be good for the person who can follow it.

Blood Type Diet

O High protein

A Vegetarian

B Balanced omnivore

AB Mixed diet in moderation

Click here for the complete details.

Update: It turns out that the Blood Type Diet has no scientific basis (Relief! Going vegetarian wasn’t going to work for me anyway).

We use 10% of our brains – false!

Homer’s brain

I just learnt that the common saying, “We only use 10% of our brains”, is a myth. The truth is that we actually use 100% of our brains. Of course, we may still argue that most people do not use their brains to its full potential (but that’s not the same as saying we only use X% of it).

Click here for an informative article on the subject.

Rohail has an accident

Last week Rohail had an accident where the poor guy spilt boiling water on himself. Unfortunately, the water was being boiled and while Maliha informed me; I somehow forgot about it. Since all the points here in our Dhaka apartment are located at the bottom, the plastic boiling kettle was within easy reach for him. He slipped off my lap and went straight for it, before I could get to him, it had spilt on his legs and arms. It was extremely painful for him and he soon had a lot of blisters. We rushed him to the burn hospital and he got treatment there. He has been going through some painful dressings, however, the doctor said that the blisters are healing nicely and he should be fine within 10 days.

Since his hands are wrapped up, my father has commented that he looks like a boxer! This is also a cause of frustration for him since he can’t use his hands anymore and tries to use his mouth to pick things now.

Hoping he has a speedy recovery.

Rohail’s vaccinations

Two days ago Rohail got his six month vaccinations at the local clinic. He was in a good mood and interacting with everyone including the nurse who was going to do the deed. He was lying on the table watching her as she prepared those scary looking needles and stuff. Sometimes he would get a bit nervous but Maliha and myself assured him it was all good. Overall it wasn’t too bad and he cried a bit when the shots were administered. They said that he would be feverish for a day or two, which he was but now he’s all good – Alhumdulillah. He’s due for the next one after 6 months.

GM Diet Plan?

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Just learnt about the GM Diet Plan while reading the blog of a friend. I’m not sure about its authenticity but it promises a loss of 10-17 lbs in a week! Give it a shot…maybe? Read it all here.

Summary

Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.

Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.

Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.

Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.

Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.

Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.

Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.

Beverages you may consume while on the program :

  1. Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
  2. Club Soda is OK.
  3. Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
  4. Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
  5. Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.

Another shot for Rohail

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Yesterday Rohail got his Bacillus Calmette-Guérin shot. Yup, that’s the full form of what we commonly call the BCG vaccination. We were quite worried that it would cause him a lot of discomfort and pain, however, to our relief it worked out pretty well. He did cry a bit while it was being administered, but has been fine since then Alhamdulillah. Although it does suck that he needs to get vaccinated on his monthly birthday anniversaries!

I was reading up on BCG and it seems that its effectiveness is questionable. Nevertheless, everyone gets it done and for sure there isn’t any probable harm caused by it.

[BCG Wiki]


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