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Thanks for listening and providing insight into what is, for many of us, the unknown. My question(s): I am Type A, secretor status unknown. I have been to see a "nutrapath" who has put me on a diet, which is basically, a Type A diet; however, she says I have an "acidic stomach" and must avoid foods that agrevate this ie. oats. I was always under the impression Type O's had the acidic stomach and Type A's were more alkaline. Now I'm thinking based on my reading, that I might be a non-secrector? My new diet consists of lots of fish, eggs, lots of liver (if palatable), beans, chicken, soy, lots of vegies and minimal fruit (no sugar). No wheat, oats, rice, tomatoes, dairy, seafood, mushrooms, coffee, nuts, beets, green/red peppers, processed foods, tropical fruits, sugar, grapes,etc. I am also supplementing with manganese, B12 & B6, iron(alternate to liver!),Omega's, blue-green algae, acidophilus and some homeopathic stuff. I also have started juicing, mainly lemons, apples, celery, cucumber, spinach, carrots, romaine lettuce. My next question relates to the blue-green algae; is this supplement okay for Type A and in general, is blue=green algae "safe"? Pam
Hi, Pam ~ see below for the "acid/alkaline" question. If I were you, I would use chlorella or barley green or wheatgrass ... ANYTHING, in fact ... rather than algae. See below for more on that one, too. And I'd stick to chicken livers for the liver part of the plan. If your naturopath (?) wants you to eat avoids, I'd draw the line there ~ otherwise, just check the diet sheet against TYPEbase3 to make sure everything is A-OK! :-D
In the Food, Beverage and Supplement Lists book for blood type A, it is stated that blue green algae is a food to avoid. Why, exactly? I've been using it for eight years and have always believed that it is good for me. If I should avoid it, I will...but with an explanation. Thanks! Anne
Here's the page to look at! thanks for your note, Anne! :-)
Hi, I am a type A negative and I have suffered from a fungal infection on my toe nails for about 10 years now. Since I have started my blood type diet, I am really happy to see some results with my energy level and I am really looking forward now in following the yeast/fungus resistance protocol, hoping that this will help me to get rid of my infection for good. Here's my question : concerning the protocols, is it possible to order all of these products with the North American Pharmacal store ? The reason I ask is that some of the products are just not possible to find in Health stores. Thank you for responding back to me as I am really desperate to try this protocol ! Karen
Hi, Karen ~ For your toenails, try applying two drops of plain white vinegar to the base of the nail, every night, until you see results. This is a method that has worked for many people. NAP does not carry all of the products mentioned in the protocols, but a websearch will find them, and from there you can either order them online or request that your HFS order them for you. Glad the diet is doing good things for you!! :-D
My daughter is blood type A, and has acid reflux. She wanted to try the blood type diet. Would there be more restrictions on certain foods because of her acid reflux? I have been on the diet and I love the results I get from it, so I have told her about it. Lori
Hello, Lori ~ to be safe, she can follow the diet while avoiding anything on a list she has been given of foods off the diet of reflux sufferers. Also, see a column I wrote with info on GERD, here!
Hi, I've just been to see my Iridologist and he tells me I'm acidic. So is my mum and sister. I'm starting to develope the ring around my eyes which is indicative of hardening of the arteries. I've also been battling a tendency to higher blood pressure for years. I'm only 39 and watch my diet. I'm too young for this! Help! We're all type A's. I notice that most of the type A foods fit well with the Alkalising diet that the Iridologist suggested but, not all. How does the idea of alkalinity v's acidity fit within the BTD view of food/health? I've been following the blood type diet for about 2 months now and taking milk out of my diet (in particular) was the smartest thing I ever did! It was easy to remove because of the immediate changes! Meat wasn't hard to reduce/remove. Wheat is very difficult but I have reduced it by substituting non-wheat products. Corn doesn't seem to be much of a problem in Australia as we seem not to eat much of it anyway. I love seafood/fish so that's easy! Vege's are what I've been slowly moving towards anyway. I notice that I seem to need to eat less. I get less cravings. I don't get as hungry. I seem to maintain concentration longer. I've lost a bit of weight (side effect). My GI tract is no longer in turmoil. No more fuzzy tongue. Sweat is no longer smelly. Scalp itching virtually disappeared. Able to exercise harder now. No halitosis. My nose is clear for the first time in 20 years! Speech remains more distinct even when tired. Sleeping 1-2 hrs less per day(6-7hrs/night). More energy! White spots on nails have all but disappeared! Able to do more! Zest for life is improved (I'm normally very active anyway). I'm still fine tuning this! I wish I'd learned some of this years ago! :-) Michael ~ Dip App Sc Nursing B Bus Acc Grad Dip Bus Comp Dip Ed
:-) Hi, Michael ~ Try a serving of oatmeal every morning ("Phil's BP Buster"), and re-check your blood pressure in two weeks. The acid/alkaline business is largely addressed by the choice of foods on the diets and their qualities once digested ~ for instance, grapefruit is considered an acid food, yet exhibits alkaline properties in the digestive tract. I'm thrilled you are enjoying the benefits of the diet! Enjoy, and keep in touch!!
I was wondering about the status of Sheeps milk cheeses for type A. Manchego, a Spanish cheese, is one of my favourites! Debbie
Here is a column I wrote that may be of help! thanks, everyone!!