Good morning/afternoon I am type O. Your list for dairy products under "neutral" lists "farmer cheese". I cannot find such an item where I live in Australia. Someone said it is a Continental Cottage Cheese Spread (was Bakers Cheese apparently). Can you assist please with what it might be here in Australia? Regards Carol
Hi, Carol! "Farmer cheese" is indeed "baker cheese" in some locales. Here is a quote from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet pages:
I hope those descriptions give you some tips on what to look for there in Oz ~ Thanks for writing, Carol! :-)
I am an O non-secretor. I have been on the diet in increasing dedication for about 3 or 4 years. My question is about Chlorela and Spirulina. It is not always easy to get my greens. I was wondering what you think of Chlorela and Spirulina as substitutes at times for green vegetables and generally are they good for an O+ NS. Thanks, P.S. Results speak for themselves! Jeff
Hey, Jeff! Well... we nons REALLY need our fresh veg every day! Chlorella is a perfectly wonderful supplement -- meaning, as an addition to an otherwise healthy diet. It will probably prevent a deficiency in some elements if your vegetable intake is low, but vegetables and fruits provide fiber and trace elements that a supp can't give you... you know where I'm going with this, right? :-} As a substitute for whole food, actually, well... it wouldn't work too well that way. Figure out how much time it would take to steam two servings of veg a day and prepare one plain salad ~ add up the cost, then figure out how much the supp costs per day. Put a price on your time & do your own comparison. This doesn't figure in the difference in "feeling" between a vegetable-based diet and one heavier on supps, but do work it out for yourself and make the best decision for your lifestyle! thanks, Jeff!! :-)
Heidi, I am O, secretor, and while I try to follow the diet for my well being (I especially BREATHE better), I have been able to maintain an ideal weight for my size for the past 10 years. My weak area although, is my "gut". Even Dr. Bron mentioned that it is not advantageous to harbor extra weight in your stomach and I have had this problem since high school. (Not overweight at that time, although I was for a brief period in college.) I have tried ab exercises, but that doesn't help much either. My question is, has the lectin damage of all these years (I'm now 42), caused such damage to my gut, that no diet or exercise can reverse? Amber
Hello, Amber! Body proportion is not a health issue if your diet is good and your weight is OK and steady. You can sculpt your body with weight work done regularly over a period of months, but we are all built differently (God must like it that way!) even at a high level of fitness. I know it can be discouraging to focus upon the one area that does not meet our standards, so I suggest going to the level of the solution and getting right stuck into a thrice-weekly weight workout. The changes will come, and improvements can be immensely cheering! But again, worry not about that tummy ~ just look at how far you've come already! :-)
Hello, After the birth of my daughter a few years ago, went on a wheat, dairy and sugar free diet and reached my ideal weight of 7St 6Ibs, Put after a perlonged period of stress including a miscarraige, I regained the weight and since then despite my best efforts, I keep gaining weight every year I now weigh 8st 4ibs. I've been following the O type diet for about 5 months now, along with the programme of exercise recommended for O- types, 3 times a week at the gym. Intially I lost some weight, but now I seem to have regained the weight and some extra, please can you tell me what I'm doing wrong, I don't know what else I can do, and my weight keeps creeping up every year. I don't want to put any more weight on, and would be grateful for any help or explination about whats happening, or what I'm doing wrong, Thanks for your help, Emma Welsh
Greetings, Emma ~ First, let me say you are doing NOTHING wrong at all, you're doing fine! All you need is a little test of fine-tuning for yourself. Even within the O blood type, there are variations in metabolism that must be worked out individually. We all do this if we see results are slow or difficult, so don't feel you're failing, please! ;-) Two suggestions: twelve pounds is not so terribly much to lose, and with your workouts, you've probably built up a bit more muscle mass (a GOOD thing, it's the fat-burning engine!) which is heavier than fat. So measure yourself (at waist, hips, thighs) rather than weighing for the next two months, and keep track weekly. That will give you a better indication of *fat* loss than the scale can do. Second, remove all grain and dairy from your diet, and fill in with beneficial vegetables, meat, fish, nuts and oils. Add two tablespoons of maca root powder to your daily diet (in a smoothie, perhaps) for its hormone-balancing effects, and have two cups of green tea and plenty of pure water between meals. Let me know your progress in a bit! :-D
I recently started on the diet for "O Blood Type." After reading the book, I picked up the little companion book for "O's" on food, beverage & supplement lists that I could keep with me. I noticed in that book I'm allowed to eat "oat bran, oatmeal & oat flour which was considered "avoid" foods in your original book. Has more study gone into this changing some of the foods that "0's" can now consume as a neutral food? Karen
Yes, much more study has taken place ~ and we have come to what appears to be the final version for the foods already tested. So, the "little books" are of a much later date than the BTD book, and are the updated versions of the food lists! thanks, Karen!! :-)
Last year I took your Proberry 3 during the winter months and did not get sick (I am around kids all the time). I started your PolyFlora and Polyvite recently and wondered if I still need the Proberry 3 or is there enough in the vitimins? A recent blood test showed hypothyroidism The doctor suggested a product called Nature thyroid. The rest of the blood test was very healthy and I have to give credit to the type O diet I have been following for two years. I would be open to any suggestions you have as to how I can help myself other than the diet and the Nature thyroid. Thanks. Carol
Hi there, Carol ~ Would you write back and tell me what is actually in the Nature thyroid product you're taking? and how it's working for you? Since you're around kids constantly, yes, I'd keep taking the ProBerry3 year-round. Besides, it makes a magnificent soda ~ add other fruit concentrates if desired, fill up with mineral water and add a few ice cubes. :-D
How does blood type O react soy and tofu? It says to avoid soybeans, does that mean all soy drinks and products? Sorah
Hi, Sorah ~ The guidelines for soy differ, depending upon one's secretor status. Since most people are secretors, I usually advise that it is safe to follow the secretor list unless they are in severe difficulty to start with. For nonsecretors, soy is "avoid," and for secretors, "neutral." To check individual foods, use the TYPEbase 3 database. Thanks for your note, dear! ;-)
This is my first visit to your website. I would appreciate it very much if you can tell me what are the foods that I can eat and what I should avoid. My blood type is O+ and I suffer from intensely painful gout flare ups (in my ankle joint and knees) occasionally. Thank you. Kan Yau
Hello, Kan Yau ~ Right away, I will suggest that you avoid wheat and corn in every form and every product. And take a couple of tablespoons of black cherry juice or a handful of fresh black cherries every day ~ it is quite effective against the gout. You'll need the book Live Right 4 Your Type for the complete explanation of this plan ~ it's available from the Store on this site, as well as many online and neighborhood booksellers. Have a good look, and write again -- I wish you Godspeed in your healing!!
I am type O, and am trying to follow the Eat right for your blood type. I have eaten more or less a vegetarian diet for years and avoided red meat because I had polyops in my intestianal trace. Also I had a sister die of colon cancer. Can I safely eat meats. I was diagnosed with mycoplasm pnumomia and took antibotics at first and swiched to Colodial Silver and other supplements. Now I seem to have it back, and have been diagnosed with emphasema. I have been told that I need to take antibotics for 1 to 2 years to cure the mycoplasma and colodial silver to keep the yeast and bad bacteria under control. Originally, I took Dyfluken to control that. Please help me. I seem to continually have sinus and bronchal problems. Please excuse mispelled words. Thank you, Dorothy
Dear Dorothy ~ it is wheat and many other foods inappropriate for type O which bear the blame for intestinal disease, not the clean Beneficial and Neutral meats that we need for health and healing! Fish is especially important for you now, along with plenty of steamed vegetables and fruits. Please try your best to eliminate all grains and dairy for now, as it will make things far easier for you after the initial adjustment period. Diflucan is what started the problems with yeast and bacteria, and has worsened the gut trouble you have today. Antibiotics will severely damage the intestinal flora and fauna that make up your immune system! Please do not believe anyone who would have you take them for years! INSTEAD: please visit www.heallix.com and purchase a few bottles of Heallix -- it is ionized silver (far more effective and safe than colloidal silver) in a base of fulvic acid, and will do wonders in helping your immune and digestive system regain health. If possible, get a mini-trampoline and just sit and bounce on it for five or ten minutes every day -- it will help your lungs clear up. Do get out and walk, if at all possible! Dorothy, please keep in touch, OK? I want to hear how you're doing! thanks, dear!!
Dear Heidi, I just read the Sept. 3 note and my husband isn't quite as bad, but he is in the hopital right now with a severe attack of ulcerative colitis. He is Type O,so am I, but he doesn't follow the Blood Type diet like I do, but from now on he is game to try anything to avoid severe pain and bloody diarrhea. I've looked all the info. up in LR4YT, plus other books I have on hand. I know it is important to eat alkaline food, one info I have lists all fruits as alkaline except cranberries AND blueberries. I know how important blueberries are for Type O as beneficial, thank goodness I bought lots of wild blueberries on holidays and have in freezer. Also, should he avoid all grains right now except this white rice concoction? I glean so much insight from your column, thanks for your help. Jayne
:-} hey, we all had different reasons for coming to this plan, and it looks like your husband has found his own reasons. Yes, do avoid all grains other than the rice and blueberries dish. Don't worry yourself trying to run his diet on an acid/alkaline list ~ just keep healing that gut of his, and add other foods as he heals. Thanks for your kind words, Jayne, and I know he will come through and be healthier than ever! Keep me posted! :-)
Why is colustrum contraindicatdd for Type Os? I have taken it in the past with much success and want to resume taking it now (I've just spent the past 10 days recovering from a very bad reaction to Cipro that a dermatologist put me on for a fingernail infection). It really helped in the past for other reasons and I'd like to try it again. What do you think? Carolyn
Hi, Carolyn ~ I'd use our type-specific probiotic, PolyFlora-O, instead. And be aware that antibiotics are killers, and don't particularly care whether the casualties are the good guys or the bad guys ~ they just wipe them ALL out. An antiviral like ProBerry3 is an excellent preventative, and "Heallix" (available at www.heallix.com) is marvelous for preventing and treating internal and topical infections of a wide variety - and it actually supports natural immune function rather than compromising it as antibiotic drugs do. Those are my thoughts ~ I hope they help! :-)
I am a type O and am gaining much success by the Blood Type Diet. I started the diet in June of this year and have added a rigorous workout routine to my daily schedule. I am interested in taking fat burners, but, it seems that over 50% of ingredients in fat burner products are listed as "avoid" for my blood type. What do you recommend for me as suulements that will enhance my weight loss? Thank you V
Most fat burners contain harmful stimulants, and I'd advise strongly against taking any of them. Instead, get bladderwrack (fucus vesiculosis) in capsules, and take two or three per day. Drink a cup or two of green tea daily. Limit your grain and dairy servings to the absolute minimum, and fill up on green veg whenever possible. And use only the good oils, and pure water ~ with your determination, you'll see results in no time! and they'll stick with you, which I can't say for the effects of fat burners... OK? :-)
Firstly I would just like to say thank you so much for creating this amazing diet/way of living. I am an O from New Zealand and I live and swear by the book. Its my bible. At times it is frustrating that I cant dive into a plate of spaghetti cabonara at the italian restaurant, but when I look down at myself and see my improvements and assess the way I now feel it is all worth it. My question however, is regarding the portion sizes that the book gives as a guideline. One serving is 1 cup of uncooked rice and yet that is of course physically impossible to eat. Usually it is a 1/3 of a cup and I was just wondering why there was such a huge difference. Also, cheese portion is 60g whereas the backs of most cheese packets recomend 20g. These contradicitons confuse me somewhat. Its not a major problem because I know how much I need to eat and I do so. I have pretty much eliminated the carbs anyway, I would just like this matter cleared up. I have a few other questions but do not want to ask too many at this one time. It would be greatly appreciated to have this first one answered and I would love to know if I could ask a few more questions. I am sure you are inundated as it is. Thank you very much in anticipation. Sarah the kiwi.
:-D You'd be surprised! :-D Yes, just keep with it according to what you need to eat. Your results are telling you everything you need to know! The published portions may be a bit high ~ but thanks for that note, and I'd certainly like to hear your other questions. Congratulations on your success, and I look forward to hearing from you again! :-D
MAINTAINING WEIGHT LOSS... I AM A 53 YR OLD BLK WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE B TYPE DIET...I HAVE LOST 26LBS TO DATE...THANK YOU... I follow the beneficials to the tee. I don't have any problems following the B type diet because when I get on the scale it says it all. Holding on!! Maintaining my weight loss... I also do some exercise and yardwork. it is the best thing that ever happened to me. Finally I can eat and lose weight and know what not to eat MEANING THE AVOIDS...no problems, I can stay away from them. I FEEL GOOOD...I KNOW I LOOK BETTER, 26LB DOWN....SO MANY THANKS DR. P D'ADAMO...I LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE EVERDAY TO HEAR OTHER RESULTS TO THIS WONDERFUL WAY OF EATING...THANKS AGAIN... EARLENE
MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP DR. P. D'ADAMO...YOU TOO HEIDI....WE ALL BTD and LOVE IT... Did I tell you I purchased 3 of the books? I keep them close at hand, as it states, to stay on top of what I can and cannot consume ...(SMILE) / BLD TYPE B... EARLENE
Guess that says it all!
It's a joy to hear your success, Earlene! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. You really made my day. :-D
Where can you purchase "pure" artichoke pasta? My local health food store has artichoke pasta but it is also made with semolina. Thanks so much for you time. Karen
Karen, we used to have a source which I've found is now defunct. I have to say it didn't taste too good, which is probably the reason people stopped buying it and the company then stopped producing it. However, let me put in a plug for the incredibly tasty DeBoles' rice pastas (ingredients: Rice Flour). The problem is, they are not stamped "organic," and that's a real concern in this day and age of genetic insertion of foreign lectins into food plants (GMO food), so it's worth a call to the 800 number on the package to encourage them to use organic rice flour. There are many producers of organic rice pasta, and the products seem to improve constantly. Take a peek around! and sorry, I've no leads on 100% artichoke flour pasta at the moment.
Can the blood type diet help me with high insulin and glucose levels? Apparently I am pre-diabitic. I am 37 and I have A+ blood type. Ella
The type A diet is most certainly the very best thing to do. Take a beginner's yoga class, too. Keep your consumption of grain foods down to once a day or less, and use vegetable glycerine for sweetening. Write back as you progress!
Hi, Heidi, a friend of mine just said potato lectins that make them avoids for Os and As are destroyed if potatoes are deepfried with their skins. She says this info comes from the net, but couldn't be specific where exactly. I searched this site and I couldn't find it. Is the above true as far as you know? .... It was good to read about vanilla, what's the case with cinnamon, please? Love, Rose/Hungary (O nonsec)
Rose, I'm as eager as you to locate the information about potato lectin destruction through frying. I look forward to hearing from your friend about this, as it's nothing I've ever seen or heard of. Cooking a potato, with or without skins, and at whatever heat, has no history of affecting lectin activity whatsoever. Cinnamon (its oil, actually) is avoid due to a lectin which As and ABs have protection from, but Bs and O nonsecretors are subject to. From long years of avoiding it (since BTD) I've come to prefer the flavor of allspice as a substitute! ;-)
May God bless your work and keep his hand over your family. I am interested to know as a type B rh neg kal neg what your thoughs are on black strap molasses. is this good for us or any blood type. Yours faithfully in New Zealand, Chris
Hello, Chris! Thank you for your blessings, I can use them! Blackstrap molasses is Beneficial for everyone except Os and type A nonsecretors (for whom it is Neutral). Remember our TYPEbase3 database is waiting to help with any and all food rating queries! :-D
I am Type 0. I see that I am suppose to avoid oats. I enjoy the Maple-Walnut Granola recipe from the book but it contains rolled oats. Why is that? Thank you, Sandy
The long answer is here, and the short answer is that most Os (secretors, in other words) have no trouble with oats, but nonsecretor Os should avoid them.
I need a good salad dressing for tossed green salads. I am a type A and have yet to give up dressing with vinegar. Any suggestions? cynthia
Try RECIbase® for some ideas. Salad dressing can be made at home in 10 minutes with organic ingredients and a blender, and it tastes and stores better than the storebought kind. Olive oil, lemon juice, fresh garlic, and sea salt is the basic recipe. Here are some recipes suitable for type AB, and which can give you excellent ideas on how to proceed. Cynthia, I like my homemade dressing a whole lot better than anything I've tasted in a restaurant or out of a bottle. I hope you enjoy your dressing experiments as well!
who will get the fishie on the little dishie,
who will get the fishy when the boat comes in?
Kevin, do you live in Kumano? I note that it's a very popular fish in that region, whether steamed, grilled, or in raw and fermented ‘zushi’ preparations with vinagared rice.
Not sure why (perhaps my Irish coastal heritage?), but a fishy query means hours of enjoyment for your host! So if you’d like to slow the flow of Potpourri, or you just want more pretty piscal pictures, haul in those sea-creature mysteries & dump ‘em on my deck! ;-D they are most welcome!!
That's because seltzer inhibits gastrin in type As -- who already produce less of it, and at a slower rate, than other types. Try flat mineral water instead, and minimize water intake around mealtimes to allow your digestive secretions to work undiluted. ;-)
I would like to know if all tomatoes are alike, regardless of color. I always eat yellow tomatoes because of the acid content. Does color have anything to do with the lectins? Thank you Katy
Yep, they all contain the tomato lectin, no matter the color!
I am puzzled as to why aloe vera is forbidden for blood group O and not recommended for the other groups, except possibly A, when, to my knowledge, most of the people who take aloe vera benefit considerably from its medicinal properties. Are the harmful lectins found only in the leaf? Is an aloe vera drink consisting only of the inner gel considered suitable? Kathryn
Here's the original Ask Dr. D'Adamo page on aloe. Since that time, further findings upgraded aloe to beneficial for type A secretors, and neutral for A nonsecretors. For everyone else, it remains an avoid due to the lectin activity in the gel, or pulp, of the plant.
I work for a vitamin company that sells a product with phenylalanine in it to thousands of people - according to my own survey with these people most have blood type A. I read that for blood type A, phenylalanine may cause higher cholesterol levels; would taking phenylalanine also cause weight gain in these people? I have had numerous complaints that people have been putting on weight since starting to take our product. Could it also cause anxiety? Your help is much appreciated. Sandra
Yes, it could certainly cause weight gain, and higher cholesterol. Not sure about anxiety, although it may be a secondary effect. See the Ask Dr. D regarding As & quorn -- phenylalanine inactivates intestinal alkaline phosphatase, thus they will tend to store more fat rather than metabolize it. Of the four ABO types, As tend to have the lowest levels of IAP ~ and they need to avoid substances which reduce it further.
I was wondering after reading the Eat Right For Your Type, if there is anything about desserts in there? Syrup? I am new to this diet and trying to follow it to a "T"! I am Type A. If there is another book that I need to buy, that is fine, just let me know. So far I am feling great, but my sweet tooth is killing me! Any information would be helpful. Thnks Shelly
NOTE ADDED: I originally suggested L-glutamine for cravings -- however, L-glutamine should be avoided by types A and B because it raises cortisol levels. Vegetable glycerine is a fabulous replacement for sugar and actually helps stabilize sugar metabolism! Try it in your modified-for-A dessert recipes! And see our RECIbase® pages for some custom-made dessert ideas. :-)
I am new to the BTD diet, 2 weeks. I would like to know what you think about Clif Bars. I am type A and I noticed that the ingredients fall within the type A guidlines. I am on a busy schedule and usually do not have the luxury of eating the right foods. I have been snacking between meals on peanut butter Clif Bars. Dion
Over a year ago, I brought home a variety of supp shoppe snack bars for an informal look-see and taste test. The Clif bars rated better than average on the ingredient list, and several of their varieties are avoid-free for type A secretors. However, my type A nonsecretor man and I (O nonsecretor) agreed that they contain way too much sugar for our taste. We both also felt sugar-shocked from just a few bites. In my opinion, the protein-fat-carb balance and ingredient quality of Peter's bars are far superior to anything else I've seen on the shelves. Try some and see if the reduced sweetness and higher protein factor might work for you! Note: at this time, the bars are being reformulated, so we'll see the new & improved ones early next year. For now, you might keep a bag of trail mix with you: throw in some peanuts, pumpkin seeds, or walnuts, organic chocolate chips (Sunspire® makes them), dried apricot, blueberries, cranberries or cherries, maybe some crisped rice, etc. to your taste.
Many thanks for the Qs, tips, and shared wisdom from all our readers!
Dear Pam ~ Thank you for writing to me, and I hope I can be of some little help to you. Infantile Blount's disease (infantile tibia vara) is a condition that NOTHING in your diet during pregnancy or nursing could POSSIBLY have had ANYTHING to do with! I want to emphasize that you could not have done anything differently that would have precluded your daughter's condition. You are NOT AT FAULT in any way. You have done the absolute best things for her, and for yourself. This is most likely a genetic disease, for which no test is possible until the baby is born and shows symptoms.
An interesting note in regard to your concern: http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Omim/dispmim?259200.cs
-- indicates that this is an inherited disease (autosomal recessive), not multifactoral -- in other words, NOT a condition which your choice of food or exercise could have played any part in. These heart-wrenching things can happen with children -- it's part of what we risk in having them! -- and the parent's foremost responsibility and concern now is to realise that NOW is the only time that matters. NOW is when you can do the best thing for your child. :-)
I've been reading about Blount's for months now, hoping to find an alternative/complementary medical strategy to alleviate it. The good news is, now that your daughter is 24 months old, this is an excellent time for the first interventions.
Following are the references I found useful in understanding this condition and the best approaches to resolve it.
-- a simple explanation from an Illinois Pediatric Institute
-- specifics from a pediatrics site in hawaii:
"Blount's Disease is a major cause of angular
deformation in children. It is also called infantile tibia
vara and results from some problem with the growth of
the posteriomedial aspect of the tibial physis.
Physiologic bowing usually has resolved by age 3, but
Blount's disease advances to more severe angulation.
Bracing is needed for those children between 14 and 30
months if the metaphyseal-diaphyseal angle is 9 to 16
degrees and the knee is unstable when walking."
-- 5 minute consultations (http://www.bayviewortho.com/Referrals/Consultant/5minconsult.html#Blounts Disease) says:
"Blounts Disease -- by Jennifer Lindsey
Description: Abnormality of the proximal tibial growth plate causing excessive varus alignment of the knees (bowed legs) in children.
Appropriate Care: Children presenting under 3 yrs of age with minimal deformity can undergo a trial of bracing. This should be a long brace from hip to ankle locked at knee. Most orthoapedists recommend this be worn day and night. If bracing fails to correct the deformity, or if the patient presents with moderate - severe deformity and age over 3 yrs, a realignment procedure is needed."
-- According to http://www.healthchecksystems.com/tchild.htm, primarily concerned with body composition (fat/muscle) in children,
"In a study of Blount's disease (severe bowing of the legs) approximately 80% of patients were obese."
I wish they'd provided the study.
-- a technical orthopedic site: http://gait.aidi.udel.edu/res695/homepage/pd_ortho/educate/clincase/blount.htm
-- Surgery after a certain age is not completely effective:
-- Here are some very recent surgical recommendations/results based upon Langenskiöld's procedures (this is highly technical -- take it to your orthopedic pediatrician):
-- More recommendations and specific advice from http://www.pediatric-orthopedics.com/Topics/Bow_Legs/bow_legs.html boils down to:
-- bracing ASAP is indicated, along with carefully targeted xrays of the entire hip/leg/ankle/foot. 24 months is an ideal time to do so, in order to avoid surgery.
-- From the highly technical "limblengthening news" site (more stuff to cut & paste for your orthopedic pediatrician):
"While there is a general consensus that correction of the varus deformity in Blount's disease is desirable, there have been many methods advocated. These include open or percutaneous osteotomy in the metaphysis of the proximal tibia, opening or closing wedge correction, acute or gradual correction, stabilization with internal or external fixation, and opening wedge correction through the proximal tibia physeal area. The use of a percutaneous osteotomy in the metaphysis and gradual correction of a large deformity with an external fixator has many advantages. The osteotomy is minimally invasive and does not require extensive soft-tissue stripping, improving the bony healing potential. Complications of osteomyelitis, wound dehiscence, and large keloid scar formation should be less likely. Benefits of the use of external fixation as the method of stabilization are that it allows increased weight bearing and lateral translation of the distal fragment along with the angular correction. Another benefit is the feature of postoperative adjustability after a standing hip to ankle radiograph is obtained and the mechanical axis analysis is performed. The use of a gradual correction may decrease the likelihood of neurovascular insult and compartment syndrome particularly in a patient with a massive deformity as in the current report. Gradual correction should be relatively safe in a Blount's disease patient with a massive varus deformity along with procurvatum and internal tibial torsion. Another advantage of gradual correction with a frame is the possibility for limb lengthening if needed to correct length discrepancy. Opening wedge correction prevents further shortening and loss of bone stock."
Now, what I think is this:
In terms of diet, give her plenty of homemade chicken or turkey soup/bone broth and steam & chop or blend into it some dark greens like kale or collards. Include Phytocal-A in some soft food (open the capsule and mix it in). Use powdered seaweed in her food instead of salt. Give her mineral water (you know my penchant for Gerolsteiner -- buy the fizzy variety if necessary, just shake it/open it/shake it/open it... let it go flat). Let her have little slurps of walnut butter, almond butter. Make fruit smoothies with them if you like. Cook beneficial beans for her, and include steamed, mashed okra for those great polysaccharides and minerals.
In terms of medical treatment, get braces for her legs right away. I know this idea makes you weep, but she is exactly at the right age to benefit from this method. This means alone can save her from the more invasive methods of internal/external frame support correction or surgery.
Pam, my prayers are with you and your little girl. Please keep me posted on what you're doing and how she is responding. If you ever catch yourself blaming yourself for her path, just imagine me standing there shaking my finger at you and saying, WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT THAT?? Obstacles create warriors, my dear -- adult and child. Blessings, and keep me up to date!
Hi, Stojan! Your English is lovely, and 10000% better than my Greek. :-)
It is impossible to tell you what your personal risk is of developing MS -- if only 50-70% of people with optic neuritis later show MS symptoms, then you can very easily be one of the 20-50% who will not. Let's focus on how to maximize your health and your odds! I'll bet very, very few of those 20-50% are following the D'Adamo plans, so your odds are already better than most!!
There is no ABO blood group immune to developing MS. Although Type B is the commonest blood group among MS patients, all others are represented, too. According to a 1975 study by S. Papiha and D. Roberts published in Clinical Genetics, group O individuals were the most likely to show serum type Pp2 (low alkaline phosphatase) among a statistical sampling of people with MS. That gives us a clue that eating red meat in accordance with your diet is one simple approach to reduce your chances of developing MS. Eating meat stimulates the production of intestinal alkaline phosphatase, and a wheat/grain-based diet discourages IAP. Eat accordingly, OK?
There is some evidence that getting the Hepatitis B vaccine is a risk factor for developing active MS. If you have received this vaccine, it is not a death sentence; it is good information to have, and which should encourage you to stick to your type O plan, including diet, exercise!! (including a thorough stretching routine), and stress relief.
I would like to recommend the following to you for further information and support: the books Live Right 4 Your Type, the Complete BTD Blood Type Encyclopedia (which lists specific protocols for MS which you can follow now as preventatives), and Meditation as Medicine by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, available in English through online bookstores (like www.amazon.com); and finally, the Rocky Mountain MS Center website, which maintains knowledge bases of complementary medical approaches to treating conditions such as optic neuritis.
I wish you the very best of health, Stojan, and I look forward to hearing from you again!
I am a nurse, diabetic and over weight. A friend recently told me about this diet plan and I went over the type B material yesterday. My question is in regard to the comment there is a wide variety of breads and muffins to chose from. If I am to avoid wheat, where do I find the wide variety? It would seem it would all be made with wheat. Thank you. Mary
Ask your health food store manager, or use a good search engine like alltheweb.com to find breads available by mail. Because of concerned consumer involvement, breads are not all made with wheat anymore. As you are overweight and diabetic, it would aid your healing if you avoided all refined sugar and grain, to the best of your ability. A little brown rice, and sprouted grain bread (like Ezekiel or essene bread -- look at the Food for Life site, or www.naturespath.com, for example) would be the safest choices, but try to limit yourself to no more than one serving 5 times per week. Artisan Breads is a great source for BTD-compliant grain products, if you live in the UK. Good luck, Mary!
Subject: Tomatillas - I am type A and looking for an alternative to tomatoe sauce. You don't have it listed, but do tomatillo's have the same lectin issues with a type A or B person as tomatoes do? I know that this sounds like an obvious question, but sometimes these slightly different vegetables behave differently as with the example of onions and shallots. Your answer to this question would be of enormous help to my meal planning. Thank you so much. Eileen
Hello, Eileen ~ we have no rating for tomatillos. It is a member of the nightshade family, like tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant... so I suspect tomatillos would be fine for types O and AB, but avoid for type A and B secretors (and neutral for A and B nonsecretors). That's my best recommendation based on the patterns of food types in the lists. :-} hope it's helpful!
I have most if not all the books--but two of them conflict. About Pinto beans, the smaller more recent publication says they should be avoided, the larger hardback, says they are benefical I am type 0 negative, 50 year old woman, high estrogen, low thyroid, low energy, needing to slim down and can't. Are pinto beans-an avoid or not? Also the book mentions bladderwrack to assist in losing weight. How much? If I eat watermelon it is an immediate weightgain that doesn't go away. Same with pinto beans-any idea why? Thanks for the assistance. Jan
The more recent publications have the updated food lists. Also, we maintain a change log for more recent developments. For weight loss, 200 mg of bladderwrack taken twice or thrice daily with meals is the recommended dosage. Jan, it appears you'd be better off without watermelon for the time being, as you react to it as you do to pinto beans (which are one of the few foods which upon re-testing have been moved from Beneficial to Avoid). Your system may not be processing wholefood sugars and electrolytes properly -- drink a glass of good mineral water daily (my favorite is Gerolsteiner) and use gray sea salt instead of white iodized salt on your food (low-salt diets are not the way to go). Exercise DEFINITELY belongs at the top of your health-building list, to increase your energy and balance your endocrine function as well as boost your metabolism. Next summer, I promise you'll eat that watermelon with a smile on your face! :-)
I emailed Doc Bron about a week ago and still have not heard back. This is an urgent matter. My fiance is a Blood Type O+ and he is under a lot of stress. Currently he has been losing his hair rapidly, losing weight and not sleeping well. I asked Doc Bron what he recommended for him for this, but still have not heard back. My fiance lives in Guatemala. I'm trying to get this information as soon as possible for him to buy the necessary vitamins, herbs, etc... in order for me to send it to him. Also, for how long would he need to be on this regimen/therapy and after he's done, should he still be following this but only to maintain? Would you be able to help me with this, Please? Beatrice
Hi, Beatrice ~ it's one of the legal facts of life that any doctor who prescribes to an individual without examining that individual can have his license pulled. I'm sure Doc Bron would love to help, but he couldn't do as you asked without breaking the law. :-( Since I know so little about your fiancé and his diet & daily routine, the best thing I could advise you to do is send him two books: Live Right 4 Your Type, and the BTD Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia, both available in the store on this site and at bookstores on- and off-line. If I can help further, please write back with more specifics -- thanks, dear, and good health to you both!
Once again, thanks to everyone! ~:-D