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I am a Type A female; secretor status unknown but after reading the books I suspect I'm a non-secretor. I have very severe hypoglycemia and am extremely sensitive to any insulin promoting foods. I would like to follow the Type A protocol but how do I do that when I can't tolerate any grains and starches including starchy veg. Nuts especially even walnuts and peanuts and their butter are trigger foods for me. I do eat fish and poultry and eggs but I seem to be totally reliant on these high protein animal foods and with my weak Type A digestion, this leads to poor absorbtion and digestion and depression. Help!!!!! genevieve
Hello, genevieve ~ There are plenty of low-glycemic vegetables on the type A diet -- focus on those while your system heals. Have two servings of green vegetables with each meal, with whatever protein source you can handle -- beans, if you can manage them -- and include a bit of good fat (olive oil, flax oil, ghee) with each meal. Your digestion will normalize.
Type As generally do better with one serving of whole grain daily, but if you cannot tolerate some oatmeal in the morning or some rice with fat and vegetables, then give yourself a few weeks before attempting small amounts of those foods. Eventually they will be your friends! Just give it time and go slowly.
Write again and tell me a bit more of your health history, and we'll see if there are some specific things that might help you speed things along. Best wishes, and thank you for writing! :-)