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Hi, We live in the Southwest and love mexican food. Hubby is A and I am O. Was looking for tomatillos on the Typebase and couldn't find them. Can you tell me if they are legal for us to eat? Thanks much. Lori
Hi, Lori! Here's what I wrote on October 8 to a question from a type A woman: "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." For a type O, again based on the reasoning above (specifically its similarity to tomatoes), I would not hesitate to use it as a neutral food if you have no autoimmune conditions, joint problems, or skin disorders ~ unless you have a specific sensitivity to tomatoes and/or peppers. :-}
Hi! In Dr. Adamo's Blood type AB Food, Beverage and supplement lists (Berkley, Jan.2002) paperback ed. page 32 lists loganberry as highly beneficial, whereas pg. 33 has it among that which should be avoided. Pg.43 says aloe is an immune system booster, but pg.45 lists it to be avoided. Pg.60 cayenne to be used for nausea, yet pepper (all type* is to be avoided (Pg. 37), because it is acidic. Can you please address. THANKS Gloria
Hello, Gloria! Here are the correct listings from TYPEbase 3 for AB: aloe - avoid; loganberry - beneficial; cayenne - avoid. That said, a little cayenne in tea is indeed effective against nausea ~ but not to be used regularly as a spice, nor during pregnancy as a daily nausea remedy. :-)
There are some food stuffs in the book which appear to be contradictory and which puzzle me such as:-
1. Cabbage - under Vegetables etc - avoid. under Juices - neutral.
2. Broad beans - under Vegetabkles etc. - avoid. - under Beans and Pulses - neutral.
3. Durum Wheat Bread - under Breads etc - avoid Durum Wheat Flour - under grains etc - neutral.
I would much appreciate your explanations. Ralph
Hi, Ralph! Well, I skimmed through several, but I can't be sure which book you're referring to. It could be any one of the eight... could you pop me a note back and direct me to the book you found these items in -- and which blood type's food list? Thanks so much!
I'm confused about potatoes for type Os. In LR4YT potatoes are listed as one of the worst red flag avoid foods. However, in the vegetable food list potatoes are listed as a tier two avoid. I don't understand how an item can be both a red flag avoid and a tier two avoid. Please explain. I searched the LR4YT errata page and didn't find any clarification on this issue. Thanks! Don
Hey there, Don! The potato lectin is a red flag ~ for all Os except secretors who have no inflammatory problems, no joint trouble, no extra weight, no other health difficulties at all related to diet. For those healthy folks, we say "it may be considered neutral" because that is the most practical way in which to communicate this seeming anomaly to the small percentage of Os who digest it without trouble ~ always secretors, and never those with the conditions listed above. This is a case in which the subtypes fully come into play in regard to reactivity -- further, even a good percentage of secretors cannot eat this food, and it is difficult to pin down the exact differences between them that makes this so. Potato lectin has a profoundly different effect for Os who do not fall into that group, thus its continuing "red flag" status. :-)
In some of your receipes you call for spelt flour, but there are different types of spelt flours? In one of your receipes you call for using goats cheese for part of the icing, but what kind? Sandra
Ah! Well, I'd use whole spelt for recipes in which whole wheat would make an acceptable texture. For all else, I'd go with white spelt flour. The best goat cheese for the icing would be a soft, very mild variety with no herbs or other additions. :-D
Your mention of organic eggs made me think of another question I have had on my mind for some time now. What is the difference between free roaming and organically produced eggs? Are free roaming produced eggs better for your health then regular eggs? If so, are the free roaming produced eggs adequate for good health or are organically produced eggs an important additional quality? Thanks! Don
Free roaming hens pick & choose what they eat from their environment. Bugs, seeds, dirt, etc. ~ including whatever feed is scattered for them, organically-produced or full of pesticides and potentially GMO. They are unlikely to need antibiotics, since they are not kept crowded together in disease-breeding pens. Organically-fed hens are not exposed to pesticides through their food or water, but lots of questions as to their living conditions are unanswered by the term "organically-fed." So, it's important to the quality of the eggs that both of these conditions be met in order to ensure a healthy & happy chicken ~ and that no hormones or antibiotics are used to raise her. Finally, the fresher the egg, the better; if you can obtain yours from a local farmer, you both will reap the rewards.
On a personal note, I can report that my digestive system discriminates loudly between the happy chicken's egg and the alternative, so it is not at all an esoteric matter for me! An enteric matter instead, you might say... as well as a philosophic one, as I abominate factory farming, fully support local farm commerce, and care tremendously about the quality of life provided to food animals. As more of us adopt a similar attitude, the benefits will multiply in ways seen and unseen. Don, thanks for writing! :-D
I wonder if you can tell me if the South American herb stevia is okay for any or all blood types? I tend to use this in place of sugar, to cut down on my sugar intake naturally, and would like to know if it's okay. Carol
Greetings, Carol! To check the status of a food, just go to http://www.dadamo.com/typebase/typebase.cgi ~~ and remember to hit the “search” button. . . the keyboard “enter” key does not work on this particular form. Also, consider the use of vegetable glycerine. There are a number of columns in which it is discussed, so scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter "glycerine" and have a good read! :-D
Hi, I am a little confused as I find some discrepancies between the book eat4your type and the food, beverage and supplement lists that "supposedly" comes from the book, e.g. fruits highly beneficial book mentions figs, plums and prunes, the list mentions banana, guava and mango among the others, herbal teas book mentions highly beneficial 13 teas, lists mentions in this same section green tea as highly beneficial but not in the book, so which one should I follow the book or the list, please do clarify me this doubt. thanks, paola
Buon giorno, paola! Here’s a paragraph from the “On the Diet” column on August 12, 2002:
FOUND CONTRADICTIONS between the various books' food lists? The latest ones (in Live Right 4 Your Type, the BTD Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia and the Food, Beverage & Supplement Lists (these "Little Books" are secretor non-specific)) should be used. ALSO check the official change log at www.dadamo.com/lr4yter.html for the most recent updates -- at a later date, an update area for all the recent books will be created.
You can read that column at
The TYPEbase 3 database at http://www.dadamo.com/typebase/typebase.cgi contains ALL latest updated food values for secretors & nonsecretors.
again, a warm thank-you to all!!