Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Also works for people without G6PD Deficiency

A research scientist for the US Agricultural department once called people with G6PDD "canaries in the coal mine". I've thought about that many times and have recently started researching what is healthy for everyone. An interesting pattern is emerging. Basically, what we have been taught for the past few decades about what is healthy, is totally wrong.

My wife's father died in his early 60's due to a heart attack. what? The problem is that he was an avid health nut. Because he knew that heart disease ran in his family, he did everything he could to prevent it, to no avail.

Heart disease is a relatively new thing. We've been told that it is due to smoking, drinking and fat, but something is wrong with that statement. Before 1900 people drank, smoked and ate tons of fat. Why weren't they dying of heart disease? What happened after 1900 that made us start dying of heart disease? Over the next few weeks I'm going to explore that question and see if I can make some sense out of it. Maybe canaries can give us some insight.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Staying Healthy with G6PD Deficiency RELEASED!!

After a little over a year of work, Staying Healthy with G6PD Deficiency finally made it into print. I am so proud of the work Melody did designing it. The book is full color with bleed, 8" X 10" and 172 information packed pages. It was written especially for people with G6PD Deficiency, but is a great way for everyone to stay healthy.

Oxidative stress from some foods, drugs and other substances (like moth balls) cause red blood cells to die prematurely in people with G6PD Deficiency, but oxidative stress also causes problems with everyone. For example, some cancers are caused or exacerbated by oxidative stress. One researcher called people with G6PD Deficiency "canaries in the coal mine". But the rest of the population is right behind us. In 1960 the United States was in the top few for longevity, but today, we are number 32, behind Cuba.

Our lifestyle and quality of food choices is catching up to us. Staying away from oxidative substances can help all of us, but especially those with G6PD Deficiency.

If you haven't seen it, here is a preview.

Here are a few comments from people who have bought the book.

"Practical and Helpful for those with G6PDD! A Must-have! I was immediately impressed with the straight-forward and easy-to-follow layout. The recipes are fantastic and family-friendly, and they help to take the guess work out of safe eating for those with G6PDD. This book is also excellent for those whose who are looking for a healthier way of eating. Finally something that make's having G6PDD livable without the fear of a major episode. Much thanks to Mr. Baker for providing this helpful guide!" -Shannon
"One of a Kind Valuable Guide and Recipe Book! Staying healthy can be a challenge for us all, but for the thousands of people with G6PD, this challenge can be overwhelming. Considering how many people suffer with this disease, it's hard to understand why it's taken so long for a book of this nature to come along, but here it is at last, and it is a gem. More than just a guide, the experiences that the author shares provide inspiration to live an abundant life by taking control and staying positive. And it offers vital information that can save lives. I like the way that G6PD is explained simply so that everyone can understand. The book is very well organized with extensive food lists and some really great recipes that can be enjoyed by anyone." -Rebecca
"Thank you! We have been using your book for almost all our meals. I cannot thank you enough for all the help. Congratulation on a wonderful work!" -Dora
"The information you have provided is priceless! Good news, after cutting out all contra foods/products my 10 month old son's hgb count went from 8.4 to 9.6!!!" -Jesyka
"My wife and i are really grateful for this cookbook. God bless!" -Benny
"Thanks very much. I work with a child in foster care who has just been diagnosed with G6PD and I was looking for some guidance for the foster mom. Thanks again." -Barbara, RN
"The cookbook is a great help for me. Thank you so much." -Alice
"Your book is very useful, wonderful in fact. Thank you." -Deborah
"This book is very helpful to me since my G6PDD son is only 1 1/2 y/o. Thank you very much!" -Monette
"I received my cookbook. Great job with the book and the website." -Dora