Archives for: January 2001, 05
Dr.D'Adamo, I am a o-non-secretor I've had a big cold bronchitis, had to take many antibiotica. Please in the book you mentioned that we do not take ECHINACEA, what elsecan we take for the immunsystem? Thank you for answer -- chantal
Hello, Chantal ~ I'm not Dr. D'Adamo, but I'll try to answer your question.
For type O, the best things to do for the immune system are:
(1) Eat within the portion/frequency guidelines in Live Right 4 Your Type, especially in the meat, fish, vegetable and fruit categories.
(2) Follow the exercise suggestions in that book, and keep to a regular exercise schedule.
(3) Take PolyFlora-O (the O probiotic available in the Store here) and ARA6 daily. Our immune system resides largely in the health of our beneficial intestinal bacteria. These two supplements, along with the diet and exercise, do great work in keeping the immune system strong.
I hope this helps you, Chantal -- and thank you for writing! :-D
Dear Heidi, I would really appreciate any protocols that you have in your "arsenal" - obviously apart from the diet - for the following: Spondylosis - Type O Ankylosing spondylitis - Type O (there is some help in the Encyclopedia on this one - but i could do with your input) Morphoea - Type A I need to know whether glucosamine hydrochloride (which is used as a more bioavailable product than sulphate in the UK) does it work in the same way as Glucosamine Sulphate does in deflecting lectins? if it doesn't I need to put all my clients back on Gluco Sulphate. Thank you Heidi, you are a great help and you reply!! Sarah
Hello, Sarah! For spondylosis, the best resource I can offer you is this one. Of course, a strictly ER-compliant diet, daily use of homemade broth, plenty of mineral-enriched water and plant-based anti-inflammatories like quercetin should be used to reduce damage and allow greater mobility, but mobility is the central thing to address directly through physical therapy. The same goes for AS. In the case of morphoea, all I can say is that Peter has had spectacular reports from people with scleroderma simply following the straight BTD diet. Using N-acetyl D-glucosamine would be indicated for lectin-baiting -- neither the sulphate nor the hydrochloride -- in conjunction with chondroitin sulphate, as well as the additional modifications to the diet according to secretor status. Deflect-A, available through www.stacktheme.com, would be of great assistance to those clients. I hope I clearly understood & answered what you asked, Sarah ~ if not, please let me know! thanks, dear!! :-D
I'm type A, I like to know yhe different betwen "Gluten Flour" and "gluten free Bread", because both are Neutral for type A and "gluten Flour" include gluten and "gluten free bread" exclude gluten. Regards, Guillermo
Hello, Guillermo! The difference between them, as you noted, is that one contains gluten (sometimes it means high-gluten) and the other does not. These are terms which are common here in the States to describe certain products. For you, there is probably no need to know those terms, unless you see them on the foods you buy. Always look at the ingredients of each product -- gluten-free bread, for instance, often contains potato which is an avoid for type A. Gluten flour may contain whole wheat, or wheat bran or germ, all of which are also avoids for type A. When in doubt about any ingredient, check with TYPEbase. Remember to use only a one-word search term, and hit the "search" button, since the keyboard "enter" key doesn't work on that page.
Thanks for writing, Guillermo! :-D
Dear Heidi, How are you? As mentioned in previous E-Mails to you; my blood type/Rh factor is "A" Positive, A1/A2 type is A/1, "MN" type is "MN". and secretor status is "Secretor" per saliva specimen and "DOUBLE LEWIS NEGATIVE"(LeA-,LeB-)per blood draw. Sometime ago, I was reading a book titled "The Answer is in Your Bloodtype" by two authors: Steven M. Weissberg, M.D., and Joseph Chrisitano, A.P.P.T., written back in 1999. (This book is NOT related to Dr. D'Adamo's publications). I came across some information concerning A1/A2 subtypes. I will print these passages word for word. MY QUESTION TO YOU IS THIS? DO THESE PARAGRAPHS PRINTED WORD FOR WORD COINCIDE WITH DR. D'ADAMO'S RESEARCH INFORMATION? PLEASE NOTE AND ADVISE. Thank you very much. Marshal in Wichita, KS. HERE IS THE FIRST PARAGRAPH FROM PAGE 26: There are A1 and A2 Types. AS A2 was the first adaption of Type O, it carries many of the genetic characteristics of Type o, especially in the area of muscle mass and the ability to eat a wider variety of foods than Type A1. In our research, we found individuals who were A2 by virtue of muscle mass, but had to eat vegetarian to stay healthy. Those who did not follow a vegetarian diet invariably developed high blood pressure or heart disease. We also found other A2 types who did not exhibit muscle mass but were able to tolerate meat proteins with little or no evident side effects. HERE ARE THE 4 REMAINING PARAGRAPHS FROM PAGES 37 & 38: 1)The first mutation from blood type O was A. As stated earlier, there are A1 and A2 types. The A2 Type evolved first, and was the first to move from an environment of plentiful animal food to regions where no animals existed, or were not abundant. Since A2 Type is a partial mutation of Type O, individuals of this trait carry much of the muscle genetics of Os and can eat a variety of animal proteins that A1s cannot tolerate. 2)It is believed the A2 type developed by mutating partially to a different diet, specifically vegetarian, through migration to areas where meat was not available, then back to places where it was again available. A second theory, which is not fully understood, holds that a partial mutation took place requiring the A2 to maintain muscle for survival reasons, but the mutation did not fully extend to the digestive tract which had already made the adjustment away from meat protein. A third theory would propose that because the A2 was the first mutation from blood type O, that individuals of this blood carry the O gene thereby allowing them many of the characteristics of the O gene, but not to the extent of the dominant O gene individuals. This is still a mystery to anthropologists. Nevertheless, there is no doubt the A blood type is the only partially mutated gene; this does not exist for the other blood types. 3)The vast majority of Type A individuals are A1. Since these individuals migrated to Europe, Asia, and Australia, regions totally different from the plentiful plains of Africa where animal protein was abundant, their systems evolved to survive on food sources, mainly fruits, vegetables and grains. This was totally different than their ancestor Os, who lived primarily on meat proteins and no grains whatsoever. In fact, their mutation is so complete as to be healthy; Type A1s must avoid almost all animal protein in favor of a vegetarian diet. 4)The interesting diversity of the A type is a true challenge to understand. In fact some of the most muscular individuals we encountered were all A2 Types, who maintained their muscle mass on meat protein and not a vegetarian diet. However, the meat-eating subjects, almost to the last, developed heart disease at an early age. They looked strong physically, but internally; they were time bombs. We did find exceptions, but they were just that. -- Marshal
Hello, Marshal! I have to say that I never bought that book, because it is primarily a blatant copy of Peter's work (typos and all) and I have no desire to enrich criminals. The observations about A1 and A2 types may be worthwhile, but without seeing any research to support them, I'm inclined to view them as fuzzy conclusions of the kind people like me, with no medical background, would make. Interesting, sure! Who knows? I don't. Thanks for writing in with this, though, dear! I've put it up here in its entirety for review by others, and I do appreciate your bringing it to my attention! :-D
I'm new to this diet, effective yesterday! I asked a question a few days ago and saw no response. I've read so many other discussions by searching for "wheat" but still can't find the answer so I'm trying again. I'm type B. I want/need to avoid wheat. Does that mean I avoid any bread/cracker/tortilla products that list any kind of wheat, even as a subcategory? For instance, a product ingredient list will say Enriched White Floor and then in parentheses is will list wheat flour, etc. etc. Nearly every package of bread/cracker/tortilla I pick up has some wheat in it. If I've missed this in the book I apologize, but I don't know where to draw the line on wheat and am really striving to stay within the diet! Hoping to see a response. Ann-S
Hi, Ann! WELCOME to the last diet (and the first non-diet) you'll ever follow, dear!!!
I am "alone" here, and field numerous questions daily, so please don't be put out if your answer does not appear within a day or two. It can take me up to two weeks to get current, depending on the number of people writing in.
Yes, avoid any product which contains an avoid. And for Bs and Os, nearly all commercial grain products are to be avoided due to the inclusion of wheat and/or corn. Use the TYPEbase database, linked on our home page, to verify the updated status of any single food item.
Thanks for stopping by here, and I hope once you're accustomed to the injunctions against wheat and corn, you'll settle in happily as so many of us have done! :-D