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Hello Heidi! I am B-secretor type.My question is: what is good-quality lecithin, which I use in Membrane Fluidizer Coctail? Is it soy granules (avoid type for or Phosphatidyl choline? Where to buy the last one? I used soy granules,inspite of avoid,but later I found PC in "Complete Blood Encyclopedia" with specific beneficial effect for my blood type. Thanks and regard, Yelena.
I am type B and see that I should avoid soy products. However lecithin, which I love, is mostly found made from Soy. Is there any source for lecitin granuals (I don't want caps) other than soy and where could I purchase. My health food store only caries the soy product. Love your research and am following the diet as best I can (I still choke on adding lamb and venison because I have been vegetarian for 8 years, but love cheese and fish). Rebecca
Greetings, Yelena and Rebecca! Soy lecithin is perfectly fine for all types. Consult the link, TYPEbase3. Search for "lecithin." Egg lecithin is also available, but I know of no organic brand, so I'm happier if you use the soy lecithin -- which, just to reiterate, does not contain the harmful "soy lectin." :-) Phosphatidyl choline is one of the elements supplied in lecithin, and can also be purchased separately at specialty supplement shops. Don't worry, Rebecca, you're doing fine! and you may find you develop a taste for those meats later on. ~:-D
Hi Heidi. I am B neg and on the yeast protocol. You mentioned it can help to avoid all grains for a month or two. Is Manna bread considered a grain? I'm hoping because it is sprouted I can still eat it on my grain-free yeast protocol. Also I found 100% fresh sprouted bread that is not called Manna or Ezekiel. Is it okay to eat if the only ingredients are 100% sprouted grains and water? I made a chart for myself to remind me how much and how often I can eat the different food groups. But on my chart I put Fruit: 1/2cup, 4-6x/week instead of Fruit: 1cup, 2-3x/week. Does it make a difference if I eat the food more often if I break it up into smaller portions?? I find I'm happier and more satisfied if I can eat fruit, cheese, beans and grains more often in smaller portions than doing without for many days. Thanks for your help! Laura
Hello, Laura ~ I want to point out that the fruit frequencies should read "per day" rather than "per week!" (This is listed in the Updates Page linked on our main page, www.dadamo.com.) Manna bread is still considered a grain ~ the lectin is destroyed, but the other elements of grain remain. Any 100% sprouted grain product is OK if it contains no avoids for you. Eating your meals as smaller, more frequent snacks is a great idea! Keep with it! :-)
I am B+ and I just starting the diet in UK with some difficulty in finding products. As I have types A and AB in the house I am trying to combine it all and am doing a spreasheet with a list of all foods and who should eat what. Hence a few questions : is brocoli ok for type B? How about Ostrich meat? Is Lemon Sole only ok for type O? How about Pecan nuts for A, B or AB? Is A allowed to eat bagels? Is cassava or Manioc the same as Yam? Do you know cassava flour? How about orange peppers, they are not mentioned on the lists. Marcia
Hi, Marcia! Whoo, you have your work cut out for you! ;-) Cassava and manioc have not been specifically tested, but I would consider them as having the same value as yam. For peppers of any color, use the rating given for Pepper - green/red/yellow. Bagels? Depends on the ingredients! :-D All the rest of your answers are right there in TYPEbase3. Do one separate search for each item -- broccoli, ostrich, sole, pecan. Thanks for writing, and good luck with your three-type household!! :-D
I'm a type B. I found a mayo that's made with grapeseed oil instead of canola oil but haven't been able to find any information that would tell me if the grapeseed oil is an acceptable oil. It's extremely difficult to find oil containing products that do not use oils to be avoided for my type. I am very hopeful that this would be an acceptable (maybe even beneficial) alternative for me. I would very much appreciate your help. Thanks! Casey
Casey, we don't yet have a rating for grapeseed oil. In my opinion, it will turn out to be a neutral for all types ~ technically, since it has not yet been tested, it can be used as a neutral if you have no severe health difficulties at this time. Both grapeseed and rice bran oils are also wonderful for safe higher-heat cooking! Thanks for your note! :-D
I am new and a type B. I note that I am not allowed olives but the only beneficial oil for me is olive oil which seems illogical - can you explain. I have not completed everything in the book yet but have seen no mention of honey or other sweeteners can you give me guidance. Maggie
Welcome to the BTD, Maggie! About olives/oil: Short answer? Oil is only one part of the olive. :-) There are many kinds of olives, and many kinds of olive oil, but for Bs, it's best to stay away from olives because of fermentation and mold concerns. There are many sweeteners listed in Live Right 4 Your Type, and we also maintain a searchable food database in case you'd like to check individual items. thanks, Maggie!!
I am 39 years old female type B-. I have started to eat what's wright for my type. I just wanted to know about were to place green bananas since I eat them often and they were in no category. Green bananas are different from plantains they're eaten boiled and are not sweet. Also I would like to know if Palm oil is good for me. Waiting for your reply I thank you very much. Liberata
Hey, welcome in, Liberata ~ Well, if they are indeed bananas and not plaintains, then use the TYPEbase 3 link right above, in Maggie's answer, and search for "banana." Palm oil is unlisted, but is a rather vexed topic. Here is the column I wrote on it a while back ~ read up & let me know your views! take care, dear, and keep in touch!
I am Type B and noticed that "Grape-Nuts" is listed on my list as being able to be consumed. These are manufactured with both barley and wheat - barley is a no-no for me and wheat is to be monitored. What's the scoop? Cara
Hi there, Cara! The scoop is: read the ingredient list of all products before purchasing them, which I see you do! Good work!! Second, I think we will be modifying that listing to remove it, as the newer research on blood type-reactivity has resulted in a shift of values for the Grape Nuts ingredients. I'm going to look into this, and thank you!!
My blood type is B negative. I'm a 43 year old male. I have hypothyroidism, reflux, and I've just discovered, high cholesterol (230). I'm treating the first two successfully via meds. I would really like to control the third problem if I could without meds. Instead of red meat, I'm eating a lot more fish, and egg whites. I would like to eat Tofu/Tempeh. Both seem to do well in my system, yet I see that they are on the "Avoid" list for vegetables (page 161). On page 152 of the book, however, it states: Soy foods often are recommended as dairy substitutes. You may eat soy foods, but they're mostly benign for Type Bs. I understand that the fear in recommending soy foods is that B's will substitute them as main courses instead of eating meat. Question: are Tofu and Tempeh on the Avoid list for "B's" because of the concern that "B's" will substitute them for main courses and miss out on the benefits of eating meat, fish, and dairy, or do those two foods actually contain the harmful lectins B's should avoid? Thanks for your time. Max
Hi, Max! The avoid status for soy is the result of research that has been done since BTD was published in 1996. It has been found to have a pesky antigen-cleaving property which we do want you to avoid! Your cholesterol is not awfully high, and I think you'll see it normalize just through following the diet for a few months. As to thyroid and reflux, scroll to the bottom of this page and enter first one, then the other. I've entered a bunch of suggestions for you ~ you might be off meds altogether, much sooner than you think!! :-)
I have just recently been put on the "b" blood type diet by my naturopath, she's given me a list of highly beneficial and avoid foods. It says however, that pumpernickel bread is neutral for my bloodtype, why is it then that it is made mainly out of rye and considerd ok but I have to avoid rye products? Could you please offer me some clarity on this one and weather or not I can eat pumpernickel or not. Rhea
Ah! Well, she may be working from an outdated list. Tell her that these values have changed with new research since 1996, and ask her to re-check the foods on the list she gives you with the TYPEbase3 food database, also linked on our front page, www.dadamo.com. Hang in there, Rhea ~ this plan will do wonders for you. And I'm always happy to hear newbies are scrutinizing those product ingredients -- that's a habit which will carry you in good stead. Keep me informed on your progress, dear!
My sister is a type B secretor (lucky girl, I'm a B non-secretor!) and she was recently diagnosed with fibroids. Her doctor suggests that she take an iron supplement and wait and see how what happens. The fibroids cause her some pain and the iron supplements cause constipation. Has anyone had success with the blood type diet and getting rid of or reducing fibroids? Are there any particularly bad foods for this condition, or maybe supplements that could help? I have suggested getting as close to 100% compliance as possible for at least a month and see if that helps? What do you think? Cindy
Nice to hear from you, Cindy!! That is an EXCELLENT suggestion of yours, to stick to the beneficials. Additionally, the BTD Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia has specific protocols for uterine fibroids. Take a good close look at these guidelines, and get your sister going with them. I am sure they will do a world of good. Let me know how this goes for her, OK? thanks, friend!!