Archives for: January 2002, 19
My friend's son ( 10 year old) had overgone bone marrow explantation, as he had leukemia. Once he was type A but now he is O. What should he eat now? Do the tissues in the body also change type with the time, and does it matters? Thank you in advance, Natalya.
Hello, Natalya ~ The genes which code for digestive secretions have not changed, so he should continue on the type A diet. If we receive new research on this matter, we will post it. Best wishes to you, and to the little boy and his family! :-)
Hi As a B+ (Secretor status unknown), about 80-90% compliant for 10 months, who is just starting with Chinese Bitters and Coptis to clean my liver, eventually working towards a gallbladder flush. Julie over at Sensible Health thinks I have estrogen dominance, and as such can't take ginseng - which contains plant estrogen. This means I can't take 3 of my ERYT B Specific supplements - Deflect, Cortigard & Nitricyle. What is your opinion on this? Thanks Louise
Hi, Louise! Julia may have more information for you, if you can describe the ingredients and proportions thereof in the supplements. She may be referring to taking ginseng separately and regularly. How did she determine your estrogen dominance? I think she's a wonderful healer, and I hope your cleansing goes beautifully! :-)
The TYPEbase Index has an item called Coconut Oil, which is a BIG avoid for all blood groups, which oil is it referring to, refined (from dried coconut) or Virgin (from fresh coconut)? Also for the O blood type there is no reason listed as to why it should be avoided. I have been doing some reading about Virgin Coconut Oil which is a Saturated fat classified as a Medium-chain fatty acid. It is high in lauric acid with antimicrobial properties. Medium-chain fatty acids are absorbed directly for quick energy; and contribute to the health of the immune system. So what's wrong with it? Jeanne
Greetings, Jeanne! Actually, type O nonsecretors are allowed coconut oil. I just checked TYPEbase 3, and that entry is correct.
The ABO-system research on coconut oil has resulted in its addition as OK for O nons only, so it may appear that we're erring on the side of caution for the other secretor/ABO groups at this time. It will be difficult to formulate a rating that takes into account the significant differences in raw product quality and manufacturing standards of the many heavily-marketed coconut oils on the market now. It's like trying to rate spirulina, :-D.
There is more information on coconut oil at the NutriBase link in the TYPEbase3 entry, found here.
For everyone except O nonsecretors, we happily recommend ghee ~ organic is best, and organic homemade even better. :-D
Hallo Heidi Just a short question - which protocol on this site do I use for flu. Is it the anti viral one? Thanks again for a wonderfull informative column. PS: When will the promised foto update take place? Eurika
Yes! Antiviral. Hi, Eurika! Not sure about the foto update... I haven't aged all that much since May 2002. ;-> When I get a scanner hooked up here, I'll revisit the idea. Very best wishes, dear, and I hope your flu is short-lived!! :-D
I am a O- nonnie and have been on the diet for about a year. Before that I was a vegan for 10 years. It has made such a difference in my energy & sense of well being. I still can't believe that I eat so much red meat! When I started the nonnie diet I lost about 10 lbs. which was fine but I really wasn't over weight. I am tall & after weight lost was 135. But now I am going through a stressful time in my life and have lost another 10 lbs. I really don't want to be that thin and am concerned. My question is, How do I gain some weight back on such a low carb diet? I really don't eat any grains except rice on occasion. I eat lots of nuts & dried fruit for snacks. I do stick pretty close to the nonnie diet. Thanks for your encouragement Heidi! Anna
Welcome, Anna! I know what you mean... after some time eating all they want on this diet, people very often come to me for help with holding on what weight they have left! :-D
First, I suggest muscle building ~ not only for healthy weight gain and maintenance, but as the custom-designed stress reliever for type O. Hard exercise is your perfect calming agent.
In addition, eat a smaller breakfast and build up an appetite for meals later in the day. Then, add a small rice protein powder shake an hour or so after your last meal of the day -- but at least two hours before bedtime -- made with some berries and/or pineapple, and some nutbutter, or whatever suits your fancy. North American Pharmacal has a Protein Powder 4 Type O, for your consideration.
Be sure your B vitamin and mineral intake is high when life is particularly challenging. These will support nervous system function and assist full digestion of the food you eat.
Your weight will normalize at a level your body prefers - sometimes an unexpectedly low level. I've been surprised to see my own weight hover insistently around 122 lbs., and I'm 5'9! So, do a little diet tweaking and muscle work, and supplement with B & mins as necessary ~ and trust that the result will be the best one for you. Thank you for writing, dear! :-)
Hi Heidi, This is Alia writing once again (Blood type A secretor). Today, I have a question in regards to regular table salt. We are all aware that sea salt is an acceptable ingredient for type "A's"; however, "salt" is not listed in the food database, nor in "Live Right", but "sea salt" is only listed as a neutral. There are some products in the HFS and commercial grocery store I shop at that I would like to purchase, but they contain salt. Up to this point I've avoided purchasing these items. This has limited my purchasing options when it comes to some items. For instance, the biggest obstable that I am facing is finding any sheep or goat cheese that does not contain salt; and I would like to start incorportaing goat/sheep cheese in my meals. Thus, my question to you is to receive the food rating for regular salt. Also, could you please enlighten me with what you know about "inulin"? It is an ingredient found in my Stevia extract. Thanks much in advance for your comments. -Alia
Hello, Alia! Nice to hear from you again!
Salt is fine for you. Full mineral sea salt (gray unrefined) is a much better product than commercial white salt, because sea salt isn't just processed concentrated sodium chloride.
Two points about salt:
(1) Regular grocery salt usually contains dextrose and/or other ingredients. Take a look at the label for avoids. Bet you didn't think SALT could contain corn syrup derivatives, eh? mighty tricky of them.
(2) A product's ingredient label should show these other additives if they used a commercial salt containing dextrose, etc. If in doubt, just get in touch with the manufacturer. A great deal of harm waltzes in dressed as "natural flavors."
I don't have much information on inulin. It is present in a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. It was listed in the formulations of the 4YourType Herbals (discontinued) for types A and AB. It is a prebiotic, with slight sweetness and is probably in your stevia extract to moderate the flavor and aid digestibility. At this time, of course, it has no rating. That said, I see no reason to avoid it. Unless it causes stomach upset, I think you'll find it does no harm at all. and that's the sum of my offerings on inulin! :-) Glad you dropped us a note, dear! take good care!! :-D