Archives for: September 2002, 27
Hi Heidi, I am a type B secretor with candida. I have been following the diet for about 3 months now, along with a typical yeast-free diet and a supplement protocol from my Naturopathic physician for candida. By the way, she highly recommended the BTD diet. Although I do feel much better, I have been battling this for 4 years now, and my doctor advised it would probably take another year before I saw significant improvement. My question is can you just clarify a few things for me? Event though I feel better I'm still sometimes confused by my food choices because some of the things on ER4YT cannot be eaten on a typical candida diet, and some things eaten on a candida diet cannot be eaten on ER4YT (examples: fruit juices, stevia, honey, molasses, sweet potatoes, oats, etc) I try to just listen to my body and eat what I think is best for me, but is modifying the ER4yT to fit candida the correct thing to do, or if I just solely followed ER4YT would that cure my candida? Sorry to be so long-winded, it's just hard to explain my four years of diet frustration in one small paragraph. Thank you, Andrea
Hello, Andrea ~~ :-) Four years is a long time to battle a health problem, and you have every right to feel frustrated!! Don't worry, you've just begun this diet, and it is working its magic as we speak. The simple rule to follow when you're on a therapeutic regimen: look at your candida food list, choose the foods that are neutral or beneficial for B secretors, and discard any items from that list that are avoids for you. I know, it makes for a limited selection, but it's not forever!! Get your beneficial meats, greens, and fats especially! and downplay the grains until you're feeling better.
Further, I think we can speed up that one-year prognosis a bit. Do you use a meditation or visualization practice? Twice per day for ten or fifteen minutes, whenever you wish. This is a powerful weapon to strengthen the immune system for type Bs especially, and resolving the candida overgrowth means re-balancing the center of immunity: your intestinal flora & fauna. Use plenty of the herb rosemary and olive oil in your food. Additionally, supplement with the PolyFlora-B probiotic and ARA6, every day. The Blood Type Encyclopedia has specific protocols for your purposes, of which I'll suggest just a few things here: tinctures of oregano (4-7 drops twice daily), thyme (5-10 drops twice daily) and coriander seed (2-3 drops, twice daily) for six weeks.
... and ... call me in the morning? *lol* Thanks for your message, Andrea ~ don't be too perturbed by this long process. All is going well, and faster than you may imagine now... just stick with it, and you'll be glad you did!
From South Africa. I am blood type B. Don't find the following in your book under type B diet: pecan nuts, trout, sucrose (as a basis for fruit juice) Can you please advise. -- Altus
~ enter "pecan" or "trout" and remember to hit the "search" button, since your keyboard's enter key will not work on that page. Your answers are all there! ... well, most of them. We do not have a listing for sucrose per se, but it is identical to table sugar, which you'll find under "sugar." Thanks for writing!!
Hello!!! I am a 40yr old African American female who is type B- and I have been taking Pro-berry caps for 2yrs and for the first time in my life I have not had a cold or flu or sinus problem for 2 yrs. I take them all year is this good? should I give my system a break, I work in the hospital (Respiratory Therapist)and I am exposed to so many things. Also I was wondering...My mom was O+ and my dad is B+ does that mean they both were +/- for me to be B- ? Thank you and GOD BLESS. Marla
Have a wonderful HEALTHY winter, dear!! :-D
I have had rheumatoid arthritis for over 18 years. In that time I have taken very strong anti-inflammatory drugs. One, called Methatrexate, put me in the hospital with intestinal bleeding. Before going on the Blood Type Diet, I was taking 800mg of ibuprofen a day. After being on the program for a week, I take very little if no medication. While in a lot of respects I feel very good, for some reason I'm waking up at 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning, whereas I did not have this problem before. Could this problem be linked to my sudden change in diet? Also, with all of the medications I have taken for my rheumatoid , how long would it take for my body to detox itself? Diane
Hi, Diane ~ whew! I am SO glad you are off those drugs. Scares me just thinking how many people never find the path away from them. And you saw these results in only a week? mighty fine, dear!!! As you heal, you may experience sleep disturbances ~ this is not a bad thing. The organs have a "cleaning clock," and yours are undoubtedly (joyfully) going about their renewed business of getting rid of the toxins and healing themselves. This may mean you pop awake for an hour or so in the middle of your normal sleep schedule ~ just get up for a little while, have a glass of water or cup of soothing herb tea to help detox along, even do some stretches if you like, and enjoy the midnight air for a bit. When you feel sleepy again, go back to bed. Your detoxification will proceed at its own pace, and I'd suggest just holding firm to your diet and letting the rest "do itself." It will all resolve in its own good time, but you'll keep feeling better along the way. Improvements! Lord, how I love 'em!! ~:-D