Honey Carrot Soup

Blood Type Diet Honey Carrot Soup
(right for all types)

Try out this relatively easy to make and ultra-delicious soup recipe. It is packed full of nutritional goodness and on these cool winter days is the ultimate comfort food.



  • 1 16 ounce package baby carrots
  • 1 cup chicken broth [or vegetable broth]
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup soy milk [or other milk]
  • 1/2 cup honey (if you like it less sweet, use 1/4 cup)[or agave syrup]
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry (optional)

How to make it:

  1. In large saucepan, combine carrots, chicken broth and onion.
  2. Cover and simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until carrots are tender.
  3. Transfer mixture to blender or food processor; blend until smooth.
  4. Return to saucepan.
  5. Add milk and honey.
  6. Return to simmer.
  7. Serve hot or chilled, sprinkled with nutmeg and optional curry.

Best Used By Blood Types:


  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (6 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)



[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

  • Recipe from Dr. D’Adamo Eat Right from Your Blood Type


Orange Essential Oil

Now Available at our Kelowna location!

13 Outstanding Benefits of Orange Essential Oil
By Marnie Clark
There are few things better than the aroma of someone peeling an orange. That zesty, fresh, tangy scent makes your mouth water and sharpens your senses. Such is the power of aromatherapy! Orange is well known for its mood lifting, immune stimulating, antibacterial, and cleansing properties. But orange essential oil is amazing for so much more!

Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil is a time-tested remedy going back thousands of years. The people of China, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean have used orange for easing coughs and colds and for cleansing and purification rituals. They have also used it for improved digestion, skin problems, cleaning, lifting depression, and even for its aphrodisiac qualities! It is said that Christopher Columbus carried orange seeds with him on his long journey to the Americas. The Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon is said to have introduced oranges (and cattle) to Florida in 1513.

What’s in Orange Essential Oil?
Orange oil is mechanically cold pressed from the rind of the fruit. Unlike other citrus fruits, oranges do not continue to ripen after picking. The fruit must be harvested at precisely the right time to obtain maximum essential oil yield.

The phytochemical (all-natural plant chemical) content of orange essential oil is rather impressive. One Egyptian study found over 200 phytochemicals in the peel, leaves, and flowers of Citrus sinensis. The most abundant phytochemical in orange is d-limonene, at between 80-96 percent. D-limonene has been widely studied for its applications for health, and especially for cancer. Orange also contains myrcene, alpha-pinene, citronellal, geranial, linalool, and neral.

Modern uses for orange essential oil abound. The vast majority of orange oil is used by the food industry where it is used in soft drinks, juices, and candy. The skin care industry has discovered its anti-aging benefits and use as a natural preservative. Orange oil is also widely used in cleaning products and it has natural antiseptic properties.

The Research On Health Benefits of Orange Essential Oil
Some of the research listed here is on actual orange essential oil. Some of it, however, is on orange juice. It’s important to remember that what is contained in the juice is also contained in the oil − only even more highly concentrated!

#1 – Anti-Cancer
Hundreds of research studies are being done on the compounds in orange which confirm its cancer-fighting potential. The phytochemical d-limonene has been particularly well studied for decades because of its anti-cancer benefits. A 1984 study on rats fed a high dose of d-limonene found that they had a 72% reduction in mammary tumors.  Since that 1984 study, over three decades worth of research has been carried out indicating d-limonene is effective against several lines of breast cancer cells.

A 2014 American study involving 43 women with operable breast cancer tumors examined the role of dietary d-limonene prior to surgical removal of the tumors. The women were given two grams of d-limonene daily for two to six weeks prior to surgery. Researchers found that d-limonene had a wide range of anticancer action.

An American study reported in 2009 in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research found that the phytochemicals contained in orange peel inhibited the growth of human lung cancer cells.

D-limonene has been found to inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer cells. It is also assisting cancer researchers in some rather surprising ways. A study reported in 2015 in Molecular Pharmacology by American scientists examined the effectiveness of gene therapy in overcoming pancreatic cancer − one of the deadliest forms of cancer. They were investigating MDA-7/IL-24, a tumor suppressor, which when introduced into cancer cells fosters an anticancer immune response. The scientists were encountering trouble with the delivery system and turned to d-limonene for help. It was found to be an effective and non-toxic delivery strategy.

#2 – Anti-Fungal
A 2010 Indian study found the essential oil from Citrus sinensis to be a potent and non-toxic anti-fungal, completely inhibiting aflatoxin B1, a poisonous and cancer-causing chemical caused by mold.

A research study reported in 1996 investigated ten different essential oils against 12 fungal strains. Orange was one of the oils tested. Researchers found orange to be effective against all 12 fungal strains.

#3 – Immune Boosting
Orange oil assists the immune system by being a potent antioxidant and fighting free radicals which undermine health on so many levels. Orange helps to increase absorption of vitamin C, assists the detoxification processes of the body, and all of these things combined equal a stronger immune system.

Indian research reported in 2003 found that limonene fed to mice increased their white blood cell count (an important part of the immune system).

A small human study reported by Japanese researchers in 2008 found that a three-day trip to the forest had profound effects on the immune systems of the test subjects. They walked for two to four hours per day and breathed in alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, and limonene, all phytochemicals present in conifer forests − but also in orange oil. This activity increased the number and action of natural killer cells and levels of anti-cancer proteins.

Natural killer cells are a vital part of a healthy immune system. The research showed that the effects of the forest walking lasted in the study subjects up to seven days after the trip. This research easily demonstrates that just breathing in an essential oil can have substantial positive effects on the immune system.

#4 – Antibacterial
A multitude of studies exist attesting to the potent antibacterial nature of orange oil and its ability to fight infectious diseases.

In 1996, Indian researchers investigated the effects of ten essential oils (orange among them) against 22 strains of bacteria, both gram-positive and gram-negative. Orange essential oil was effective against all 22 strains of bacteria.

But what about the newer, nastier, antibiotic-resistant bugs? A 2016 American study investigating the effects of orange oil on bovine mastitis caused by Staphylococcus Aureus (golden staph) found that linalool from orange oil effectively inhibited this strain as well. A 2015 Pakistani study on the phytochemicals derived from the peel of Citrus sinensis found them to be potent inhibitors of 11 different bacterial strains, including Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Escherichia coli.

#5 – Promotes Good Digestion
Orange essential oil is helpful for digestion in several different ways. Because it is a potent, natural anti-inflammatory, it can ease the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. A 2016 study done jointly by Pakistani and Saudi researchers found orange juice to have anti-inflammatory and other beneficial effects in rats with colitis.

Orange also has muscle relaxing qualities. This enhances circulation, promotes better digestion, and eases constipation. In addition, orange acts as a mild diuretic, increasing the production of urine and helping with detoxification. By its action in stimulating the lymphatic system, orange helps to draw toxins out of the body, and this also promotes better digestion. Tip: Combine orange essential oil with peppermint or spearmint essential oil and a carrier oil and rub it over the stomach to soothe an upset tummy.

#6 – Skin Cleansing and Anti-Aging
Because orange oil is such a wonderful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial, it is especially good for the skin. From teenagers with acne to dry, aging skin, orange has a role to play. It helps to eradicate bacteria, boosts collagen, decreases skin wrinkles, and protects against UV damage.

A 2016 Japanese study examined polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) − extracted from orange peels − and their anti-aging effects. They discovered that PMFs suppress the expression of particular enzymes in the skin that lead to skin wrinkling when exposed to UVB light. Another Japanese study reported in 2014 that PMFs also had anti-inflammatory activity. The researchers stated PMFs from orange could provide useful protection against, or alleviation of, skin damage caused by ultraviolet light. In addition, a 2014 French study on mice found that d-limonene and perillyl alcohol (a by-product of d-limonene) had remarkable wound healing properties, improved tissue regeneration, and had anti-inflammatory effects.

Tip: Mix a drop of orange oil with organic aloe vera gel and dab on pimples, blemishes, and wrinkles, taking care to avoid the eyes.

# 7 – Reduces Blood Pressure, Protects Heart
Japanese researchers in 1986 examined the hypotensive (blood pressure reducing) properties of flavonoids extracted from orange peels. The researchers discovered that these compounds (also present in orange oil) did indeed have a blood pressure reducing effect on the rats they studied.

A 2014 study done by British, Australian and Indian researchers found that the citrus flavonoid naringin had antihypertensive and cardioprotective qualities. Indeed, a 2016 Pakistani study on rats fed a high cholesterol diet as well as orange and grapefruit juice for eight weeks showed interesting results. The rats getting the citrus juice had a significant reduction in triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

An earlier American study released in 2010 found that people having orange juice with high fat, high carbohydrate meals neutralized the pro-inflammatory effects of the meal.

#8 – Anti-inflammatory
The anti-inflammatory properties of orange are well known. The research thus far has mainly been on animals, but we are beginning to see more human trials coming through. One 2015 French study on rats with colitis found d-limonene to have anti-inflammatory properties and worked as well as ibuprofen. The same study also investigated the effects of d-limonene on older people. Researchers noted “d-Limonene indeed demonstrates significant anti-inflammatory effects both in vivo and in vitro.”

A 2015 study by Portuguese researchers found that myrcene (another component of orange oil) has anti-inflammatory and other benefits in osteoarthritis. Researchers stated myrcene had the ability “to halt or, at least, slow down cartilage destruction and osteoarthritis progression.”

#9 – Pain relieving
In 2007, Brazilian researchers examined the role of d-limonene for pain relief. Nociceptors are sensory neurons in the peripheral nervous system which alert us to potentially harmful stimuli such as heat, pressure, etc. The scientists found that d-limonene significantly inhibited nociceptors, similar to an analgesic. Japanese scientists in 2016 made similar findings, noting that d-limonene had inhibitory effects on nociceptors when administered systemically.

#10 – Calming
Orange has long been observed to have calming effects on the human nervous system. We now have research to reinforce ancient knowledge. Research published in 2013 in Advanced Biomedical Research on 30 children, aged 6-9, about to undergo two dental procedures had interesting results. Each child was given aromatherapy treatments with orange in one session and no aromatherapy during the second visit. They found that the children had reduced cortisol levels and pulse rates when receiving the aromatherapy, and this led to decreased anxiety. Subsequent research released in 2014 on 56 adults had similar findings. The adults were about to undergo dental surgery and were experiencing moderate to high levels of anxiety. They found that breathing in orange reduced anxiety in these subjects.

#11 – Antidepressant
A small Japanese study reported in 1995 on 12 depressed human patients had impressive results. The researchers noted the citrus aromatherapy was quite effective, and stated “…the doses of antidepressants necessary for the treatment of depression could be markedly reduced. The treatment with citrus fragrance normalized neuroendocrine hormone levels and immune function and was rather more effective than antidepressants.”

A 2005 study done by Thai and Austrian researchers on 24 healthy volunteers found orange oil to be stimulating to the autonomic nervous system. The scientists in this study stated “These findings furnish scientific proof for the use of the sweet orange oil in aromatherapy for the relief of mild forms of depression and stress in humans.”

#12 – Possible Alzheimer’s Aide
A 2009 Japanese study found that using orange (and other essential oils) may aid in improving cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

A 2012 study reported in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that citrus juices inhibited an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase. This enzyme is involved in the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, required by the brain for many different functions − memory included. Scientists have observed that inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine helps alleviate some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s patients. Several drugs created for Alzheimer’s patients do exactly this.

#13 – Gets Rid of Ants!
This isn’t a health benefit per se (unless ants in your house are driving you crazy!), but a use that could come in handy… Orange oil is widely used by organic farmers to repel ants. It can wipe out an entire colony of ants, as well as erasing the ants’ scent trail used to recolonize a nest. Orange oil is a great, non-toxic method of pest control.


Blood Type Diet Breakfast Smoothie

Eating breakfast in the morning can be challenging for people on the go. Our right for each blood type smoothies are a great way to start the day, and they are part of the 10-Day Blood Type Challenge. They are filled with Beneficial ingredients, assist in cleansing and detoxing, and they taste delicious. Additionally, they provide a great source of protein to start the day.


How to Use Coffee Enemas to Detoxify & Heal from Cancer

How to Use Coffee Enemas to Detoxify & Heal from Cancer

By Dr. David Jockers DC, MS, CSCS

The phrase “death begins in the colon” has seemingly become more popular and provides the simplifying truth of the importance of colon and digestive health.

All throughout history enemas have been used in different cultures as a reliable strategy to cleanse the colon of harmful pathogens and debris. The use of coffee enemas begins with Native American tribes who used organic coffee beans as a liver purifier. Today, we now understand the many health benefits of periodic coffee enemas.

Throughout the centuries numerous cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Hindus, Chinese, and Sumerians have used enemas to cleanse their colons for improved health. Even the Dead Sea Scrolls, which may have been written while Jesus walked this earth, outline the significance of daily enemas for overall wellbeing.

Enemas were believed to be one of the most valuable tools for whole body health in the United States until the 20th century. In 1971, Dr. Kellogg reported in the Journal of American Medicine that more than 40,000 cases of people with gastrointestinal disease improved remarkably with the simple treatment of diet, enemas, and exercise.

The 21st Century and Our Digestive Health

Today, our liver and colon are persistently challenged with toxins. Our water contains added substances such as chlorine and health-damaging fluoride. Toxic chemicals surround us in the food we consume and toxic air we breathe within our homes as well as outside. Processed foods are one of the toughest obstacles for our digestive health. Such foods are not easily moved along the digestive tract and adhere to our intestines. A mucoid plaque envelopes the stagnant particles and creates a highly toxic fold in the colon.

Not only hard to remove, these folds create an optimal habitat for parasites, and inhibit the movement of feces as it exits the bowel. As food remains immobile in the gut, it begins to rot and release toxins into the bloodstream as it makes its way to the liver. Although the liver can purify the blood, an overburden of toxins for the liver to clean will eventually cause an accumulation of toxins. The liver’s burden of more toxins than it can remove will eventually cause disease.

Colon Therapies and Enemas Benefits

Colon therapies and enemas can improve gut motility and the frequency of bowel movements. Both assist in removing the toxic encapsulation of mucoid plaque stuck to the colon walls and further stimulate the removal of parasites from the gut.

Coffee enemas are also used by individuals to improve energy levels (both physically and mentally), prevent bloating, improve mood, and reduce toxicity of the whole body by prompting liver cleansing and tissue repair.

One added benefit of coffee enemas is that they promote the production of glutathione by the liver. A powerful antioxidant defense system, glutathione protects cellular damage to DNA and stimulates the removal of toxic waste out of cells.

Glutathione and Your Digestive System

Studies have shown that green coffee beans boost glutathione production by up to 600% in the liver and up to 700% in the small intestine. The coffee enema is the most potent way to gain these powerful effects because the enzymes of the digestive tract do not interact with the nutrients before they reach the liver.

Individuals with cancer, gallstones, digestive complications, low energy, autoimmune disorders, and liver conditions can benefit from coffee enemas. Used in most natural health retreat centers in the world, coffee enemas can clean and purify the digestive tract in a short period of time.

The Gerson Therapy and Coffee Enemas

The Gerson treatment for cancer involves a strict protocol of diet, dietary supplements, and coffee enemas. This therapy is designed to remove toxins from the body while simultaneously improving the immune response to fight infection and heal. Developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1930s, the Gerson therapy is said to achieve a 50% cure rate and is one of the best alternative cancer treatments today. This is really quite remarkable given that most of his cancer patients were far advanced with the disease.

Dr. Gerson’s purpose was to detoxify the body, provide essential potassium minerals, and supplement oxidizing enzymes for the body’s use. He used forms like green leaf juice in order to create an environment where carcinogenesis can no longer function, ceasing the progression of cancer.

Dr. Gerson believed that our modern day diets maintain an imbalance of minerals such as an abundance of sodium and a deficiency of potassium. He is quoted with saying “our modern agriculture decreased potassium and iodine in our nutrition, precisely the minerals for prevention of cancer.”

Gerson therapy involves a plan fixed on organic foods and the avoidance of processed foods contained in toxic packaging. Along with an improved dietary lifestyle, coffee enemas were used by Gerson to widen the bile ducts to improve excretion processes. Individuals undergoing Gerson therapy receive enemas continually throughout the day and night − every 4 hours. Therapies similar to Gerson’s regimen have shown an improved quality of life in individuals who maintain the treatment plan.

How to Do a Coffee Enema

People suffering from a chronic disease can commit to up to four coffee enemas daily. Otherwise healthy individuals can benefit from enemas weekly in order to detoxify the colon, filtering out debris, toxins, and other substances which have become stagnant throughout the week.

Avoid contaminants by choosing organic, light roast ground coffee and boiling with purified water for 15 minutes. (Add 3 to 4 cups of boiling water over 3 tablespoons of organic ground coffee and simmer in a saucepan for 15 min). Allow coffee to cool. Strain the mixture to remove any coffee grounds (i.e. through a cheese cloth or fine sieve). Pour this into an enema kit and bring to the bathroom. Lie on your right side in fetal position with your knees bent inwards and up towards your stomach. Insert the nozzle about 2 inches into the rectum and allow the coffee to begin flowing.

Tips to Receive Maximum Benefits from Coffee Enemas

Once you become used to coffee enemas you can move around once all the liquid is emptied out of the kit (you can even try some gentle yoga poses). This will help achieve a better detoxification by moving the coffee throughout the intestines. Holding in the coffee enema for about 12-15 minutes is optimal and also challenging as you will have the urge to release the fluid much sooner.

For those allergic to coffee, alternatives include apple cider vinegar that is undiluted and raw, or green juice. Choose what you can tolerate. You may also want to try organic teas such as assorted blends of organic herbs like green tea.

Potential Side Effects of Coffee Enemas

Coffee enemas, however beneficial as they may be, also have side effects. Adverse reactions may include intestinal cramping, loss of appetite, fever, electrolyte imbalance, and diarrhea. These consequences can further lead to dehydration, constipation, and infection. You should seek your health care practitioner’s approval before beginning a daily coffee enema regimen.

 click here for a downloadable instruction chart

The Benefits of Dry Body Brushing

If there’s one thing we should be doing for our skin, it’s Skin Brushing…

Dry skin brushing may be the single most important therapy you add to your daily program. Your skin is your largest elimination organ. It releases a pound of waste each day and will be the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance or toxicity. If your skin cannot efficiently release toxins, you may experience rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, body odor, or even eczema and psoriasis. Dead skin cells, excreted wastes and external pollution (including dirt and skin care products) can build up and clog your pores. Clogged pores inhibit your skin from effectively releasing toxins.

Everyone knows that exfoliating the skin is great for creating radiant and vibrant looking skin. But did you know it’s also an essential tool for good circulation, strengthening the immune system, stimulating the nervous system, toning the muscles and improving digestion?

Here is a list of the many inspiring benefits of dry skin brushing.

  • Stimulates blood and lymph flow. The lymphatic system is an important part of your cleansing and immune system. White blood cells called lymphocytes carry nutrients to cells and remove waste. The lymph flows outside of the circulatory system to bathe, cleanse and restore all of our cells, but it must be returned to the blood vessels to dump its waste. It does this through tiny lymph vessels with one-way valves to the heart. If we don’t move the lymph quickly enough we end up with swollen tissues, particularly in the ankles. Exercise, massage and skin brushing help to speed the process and clear the lymphatic system.
  • Removes dead skin cells. Dry skin is a sign of detoxification. It is important to remove the dead cells to keep from clogging the system. This will also improve skin texture and renew the skin cells.
  • Stimulates the hormone and oil glands. With daily brushing and bathing, the skin can produce the oil needed to stay healthy. Sweating is an important part of detoxification but when your system is clogged, you may experience foul body odour and extra work is put onto the bladder, kidneys and liver. With regular exercise and cleansing the skin, you will notice that your sweat no longer smells. However, with increased detoxing on your whole body cleanse, you may find it gets worse before it gets better.
  • Reduces cellulite. I had no idea that skin brushing would lessen cellulite until I started to see it in myself! It requires daily brushing for several months to start to see results. When you massage and stimulate the skin it begins to break up the toxic deposits of stored fatty tissues that pucker the overlying skin into cellulite. Connective tissue massage and releasing stored emotions are also good treatments for cellulite.
  • Strengthens the immune system. Dry skin brushing can reduce the length of infections and illness by moving the toxins more quickly through the system and stimulating the lymph to move waste matter out.
  • Stimulates the nervous system, tones the muscles, tightens the skin. By stimulating nerve endings in the skin, this technique will rejuvenate your nerves and activate individual muscle fibres, resulting in toner muscles. The increased blood flow to skin, and removing of dead cells, stimulates the creation of new skin cells which tightens and regenerates overall skin health.
  • Nurtures your body. Maybe one of the most important benefits of this practice is purely the pleasure of nurturing your body. Learning to love your body is essential for weight loss and the healing of any bodily “dis-ease.” Spend this time, 5-10 minutes per day, giving your body the attention it craves and deserves. Giving it superior support will reward you many times over.

Come in to the clinic for your special body brush and full instructions for only $5.99.

Doc of Detox Daily Cleansing Tea – Now Available

Now Offering the Doc of Detox Daily Cleansing Tea

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get ready for the New Year.

One of the best ways to start the year is by “flushing out the old stuff” and starting fresh.

A lot of us make resolutions to lose weight in the New Year and I think what’s more important is to just commit to being healthier.

Making this kind of commitment and lifestyle change will pay off tenfold down the road because if you simply commit to being healthier and making healthier choices, you’ll naturally lose weight too (and you won’t do it with some Hollywood fad diet that ultimately fails).

In my opinion, in order to get healthier, you have to get rid of the “garbage” that’s stuck in your body with a healthy cleanse and detoxification.  Here’s where you can start:

New and in stock!

The Doc of Detox Daily Cleansing Tea goes deeper inward working on all other body tissues and organs, cleaning up the mess one step at a time, starting with your large intestine and finishing up in the deepest corners of the body and then maintaining this pristine environment so that you do not get yourself back into a toxic mess.

Over the last 15 years, thousands of patients from around the world have implemented ‘Doc of Detox’ Daily Cleansing Tea into their daily routine to gently detoxify their whole body, increase their energy & sexual drive, lose weight and keep it off, relieve pain and feel great!

‘Doc of Detox’ Daily Cleansing Tea does NOT contain:
Any stimulants, caffeine, cascara, senna, sugar, harmful chemicals, or pesticides.

’Doc of Detox’ Daily Cleansing Tea has been infused with vibrational frequencies.

Made from the finest quality organic ingredients:Milk Thistle
Blessed Thistle (Cnicus Benedictus)
Malva Leaves (Chinese Mallow and Dong Kui)
Persimmon Leaves (Diospyros Kaki)
Marshmallow Leaves (Sweetweed)
6 week supply: 1 pack in 1 gold bag (total of 12 tea bags)

Buy your tea today from Lorraine. The Kelowna office is open every Wednesday and Thursday.  10-5pm, or by special appointment.

Watch this short video explaining the benefits of the Daily Detox Tea

Gluten Free Granola

Granola – Gluten Free

Best Used By Blood Types:
Type A (3 beneficials)
Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
Type AB (2 beneficials)
Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
Type B (2 beneficials)
Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
Type O (2 beneficials)
Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)

1-1/2 cup almond flour or coarsely ground almonds
1/2 cup millet flour
sea salt [to taste]
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon allspice [or a BTD compliant spice]
1 cup pecans
1 cup dried fruit [use a BTD compliant fruit]
1/4 cup oil [olive oil]
1/4 cup agave
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix liquid ingredients [in separate bowl].
Stir together gently. Allow clumps to form.
Spread onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 30 minutes.
Stir very gently.
Bake another 10 minutes or until done.
Cool and enjoy!


[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

This recipe is gluten free.
This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

Please Note:
When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

America’s New Drug Problem

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Wednesday, December 21, 2016
“’America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions for Hospitalized Elderly” is the title of an Aug 30, 2016 Medscape article. You get the gist from the title and it’s a problem that I’ve been writing about for years. As I’ve said many times, when I was in medical school, we were given a healthy respect for powerful medications and told to use them for as short a time as possible. Nowadays most doctors believe in polypharmacy and expect patients to take a handful of drugs for life, many of them as “preventive” measures.
One patient mentioned in the Medscape article was on 36 medications at the time she was admitted to hospital. A doctor commented that “This is actually a little bit alarming.” A LITTLE BIT ALARMING? Lord Sufferin’ Cats!

During my internship, when I did my Geriatrics rotation in a seniors’ nursing home, I spent the long quiet evenings creating a hand-written database (in ancient times before computers) on all the patients and all the drugs they were taking. When I shared the data with the nurses and attending doctors, they were shocked at the number of pills their patients were taking; the contraindications of many of the drugs; and the standing order for drugs that sometimes went on for years. The same thing is happening now; nobody is keeping track as patients see multiple specialists all of whom prescribe drugs without properly cross indexing existing medications.

Polypharmacy has become the norm for conditions like coronary heart disease. Here’s a very common story I hear from clients and customers that I call the Blood Pressure Spiral. Jack is 60, and he goes to his doctor for his annual checkup, who finds that his blood pressure is a little high (probably from stress and low magnesium levels). He is immediately put on a diuretic drug. When he comes back in a month, his pressure is higher. The doctor doesn’t know why, but it’s because Jack’s magnesium is driven even lower by the diuretic. His doctor just thinks he’s caught Jack’s blood pressure early and has to be more aggressive. The doctor puts Jack on two more antihypertensive drugs. A few months later, seemingly out of the blue, but because of lower levels of magnesium, his cholesterol levels are elevated and his blood sugar. The doctor, therefore, puts Jack on a statin drug and a diabetes drug. Both conditions are caused by magnesium deficiency. The fact that doctors think that heart disease is inevitably fatal is because they hasten the process with magnesium-depleting medication.

I don’t like giving bad news without offering a solution and the solution in this case is to have a complete nutritional program.

Call to book a Consultation and a Live Blood Analysis appointment today.

Foot note:

A lot of elderly people are on a so-called nutritional drink called Ensure. Here is an overview of the basic Ensure formula. Ensure is lacking in fat, so it’s not a balanced meal replacement. It provides 180 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 18 grams (4.5 tsp) of sugars per serving.

We have a nutritional alternative!  We know that a one-size-fits-all approach to diet and exercise doesn’t work – and our goal is to help you to discover the path that’s right for you.