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HOW important is it for an AB+ blood type to know her secretor/non-secretor status???? Thanks! Bethany
Hello, Bethany! Well, there are a number of foods that change value depending on secretor status. Supplementation guidelines in the Encyclopedia also have notes specific to nonsecretors. It is no more important for one blood type than for another, but getting your secretor result can be of great help if you have health concerns you are trying to resolve. If you're trim, healthy and energetic, and are not a performance sportswoman, then following the "plain vanilla" BTD plan is probably all you will need to do! But if there are intractable health issues of any kind, I always counsel to get that test in order to shorten the healing process! hope this helps you make your decision! :-)
I have looked through your type AB store. I am AB non secretor. I have many minor health problems at age 46. High cholesterol (354 unmedicated) they say it's a heredity type. I have benign essential tremors. Overweight by about 45#s. Joint aches, peri menopausal problems, constant tiredness. I take 40mg zocor daily for cholesterol (the Dr is now trying an herbal approach(Cholestin)for 3 months), inderol 80mg for my tremors, and meridia 15mg (I started taking this to loose weight, but found it helped lower my cholesterol even though I'm not loosing weight) I also take motrin 800mg 2x daily if needed. I've been taking co Q10 and folic acid lately, I heard they were good at counteracting the negetive effects of my cholesterol meds. My mother was also type AB. She developed high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, then secondary bone cancer. I give you all of this information, because I'm trying to decide what I can safely take, that is listed in the AB type store. Will any of this have an adverse effect with the medication I'm taking? How about an adverse effect with the cholestin? I'm also confused on what wheat products I can eat. Any help would be greatly appriciated. Patti
Dear Patti! Right now, because of what you're going through, I would eliminate wheat altogether and use only the beneficials in your grain list, instead. There are a lot of them! In fact, please stick to beneficials from all groups if possible! Please try, anyway, OK? You will feel so much better on a mostly-beneficial diet!!
If your cholesterol meds have negative side-effects (most do!) please speak to your doctor about using Chinese red yeast rice from the most reputable supplier -- here is their webpage. This is a government-assayed, safe and potent product. Every single person I have spoken to who has used it has experienced a dramatic drop in cholesterol within weeks, and that includes many people who were told they had inherited a genetic predisposition to hypercholesterolemia. To order it, go to the page on that site marked "contact," and call them. The cost is about $90 for a bulk package of about two pounds! An effective dosage is about one teaspoon per day, so the package lasts for about a year.
Finally, do get hold of the BTD Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia and follow those protocols. I hope you are following a powerful stress-relief practice ~ the suggestions in Meditation as Medicine by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa and Cameron Stauth can be implemented even if you are bedridden, and they are nothing short of miraculous. Let me know how you are doing, and take good care, dear! :-D
I am 56 year old blood type AB & have been diagnosed with osteoporosis in the hips (-2.69 BMD)& osteopenia of the spine (-1.36 BMD). The doctor has percribed 70 mg. Fosamax 1/per week. While the medicine is known to rebuild bone density, it is cruel on the digestive tract. Is there another natural product that is just as effective? I have been following the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type for approximately 1 1/2 years and prefer to stay away from man made medicines as much as possible. Thanks in advance for your input! Sandy
Hello, Sandy! YES! I suggest you get away from the fosamax ASAP. The reports of its side-effects and lack of effectiveness are mounting up. What has worked for my friends and acquaintances is daily use of: Cortiguard (available in the Store on this site), Phytocal-AB, weight-bearing exercise, and foods high in calcium. Because the link varies, just go to the Ask Dr. D'Adamo page, scroll to the bottom and enter the search term "calcium." You'll see in the list a post entitled Calcium from Almonds ~ that's the one that has a list of calcium-rich foods. And see my message just above, regarding a stress-relief practice. It is truly amazing how effective it can be for ailments that appear at first glance entirely unrelated to "stress." For your level of osteoporosis, I'd use the Encyclopedia protocols for it as well.
In this case, the natural approach is far more effective than fosamax, and it "first does no harm," which is more than we can say for most drugs on the market.
thank you for writing, Sandy ~ I'm sure you'll see some progress soon. It does take time to reverse these conditions, but slow and steady WILL win the day! Please keep me posted on how you do! :-D