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I'll be putting up more "Potpourri" pages in the next few weeks. Since I receive many more questions than I could cover by addressing one per day (and I start feeling bad when people go unanswered), the potpourris help clear up the backlog. Thanks for your patience! Keep writing, and keep smiling!! :-D
Hi, Cindy ~ (1) Supplemental vitamin E is a known blood thinner. Since Os have the "thinnest" blood of the four types and are more highly susceptible to bleeding disorders, Polyvite-O is designed without vitamin E. (2) Aloe is indeed a common ingredient in moisturizers, but there are others based on almond oil, jojoba oil, even plain old olive oil ("Kiss My Face" products come to mind). On the other hand, it is not a major concern -- we're far more interested in keeping aloe out of the type O digestive system -- but watch for any adverse reactions to those skin care products. Some folks are more sensitive to topicals than others are.
July 5 had a question about tofu boredom where your answer suggested several bean options, one being limas. I thought limas are avoid for type A. Many thanks. Brenda
WHOOPS! Thank you, Brenda, you're quite right -- I've corrected it. Much appreciate your note!
To give everyone the chance of having more quality of life why not make shure that no children are born non-sec genetically manipulate there genes so they are born secretors instead of non-secretors. Do you think such a thing would ever be done? Kevin
Hmmm... golly, I think my quality of life is pretty darned fine. ;-) Nonsecretors have comparatively higher defenses against certain types of cancer, and less lectin-related dietary restrictions than secretors have. It ain't all bad! Remember that all those disease statistics about our sad & sorry NS state are based on people not following the D'Adamo diets - so if we just follow our plans, we have better health than many of our secretor counterparts who do not. As far as the kind of genetic manipulation you mention, I wouldn't be at all surprised ~ but I'd prefer it were restricted to alleviation of actual disease states, of which nonsecretordom is not one! :->
Please give more details on how & why senna leaves/pods herbal teas are not suitable for blood type B to use as laxatives. ~ Sy
Glad you checked in, Sy! Senna was on the old "avoid" list. It's been upgraded to "Neutral" for everyone except type A nonsecretors, so it's fine for you. Be sure to check TYPEbase 3® now and again, to see if a favorite avoid may have crept up in the charts! :-D
I cannot find any information on Chickpeas? I am an A can I eat chickpeas? Hummus? Also, in NZ we have a fruit called a feijoa. Do you know if these are OK for A's? Thanks --Tina
Chickpeas = garbanzo beans. In Live Right 4 Your Type, both terms are listed. Feijoa.... Beautiful, isn't it? Even those lovely flowers are edible. While it's technically an unknown, I'd exercise caution with all unlisted tropical-bred fruits if I were type A. Be a little extra vigilant for any untoward reactions -- otherwise, enjoy!