Archives for: October 2002, 05
Please help...I am interested in the supplement list for blood types, especillay "O" Thank you once again for all your help..it is greatly appreciated. Rose
Hey there, Rose ~ The Food, Beverage and Supplement List for O is available on our site here. Just click into the books section of the Store, you'll find it! :-)
Heidi - I am new to the BTD and am amazed at how wrong I've been eating all my life! I am a type B who lived on chicken, tomatoes, whole wheat, etc... and avoided dairy products because I thought they were bad for me! I have a question about soy - In the doctor's books he recommends the membrane fluidizer cocktail with lecithin. However, all I can find is soy lecithin in the local health food store. Is there any other type? Is it OK to use the soy lecithin if I can't find any other? And is the "hidden" soy in foods something to be avoided at all costs? Soooo many things seem to be made with soy (not to mention wheat!) like mayonnaise, salad dressings, etc. I was elated to be able to eat frozen yogurt but then found soy in that! Please help with an answer! Thank you so much. Carol
Soy lecithin is absolutely fine ~ however, there is a delicate dance between secretor and nonsecretor Bs and the soy foods allowed for each. Do check the TYPEbase 3 database for the latest updates, and compare those values with the ingredient lists of the foods you're interested in. And welcome to our world! :-)
hi, I'm excited about the possibilities of eating for a type O after reading Eat Right 4 Your Type and the booklet Blood Type O, Food Beverage and Supplement Lists. I found discrepancies among several of the food items that changed them from neutral to avoid, or vice versa. I'm now wondering if there is a more recent publication with different information, or how to find out about the most correct information available for type O. My concerns for myself are to increase my energy. I just turned 50 and lead an active life but find myself over the years quite fatigued for no apparent reason and getting worse even though I am of normal weight and get plenty of regular exercise. So I am going to cut out wheat to see how this affects me (I already use soy products), and I will avoid oranges, potatoes and peanuts. Basically everything else I eat is in your neutral category but need clarification on strawberries, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, eggplant, greek olives, barley, cabbage, and kiwi. Thanks for your help, Cindy
Hi, Cindy ~ Go to TYPEbase 3 and enter "sunflower, strawberry, cucumber, eggplant, olive, barley, cabbage, and kiwi" ~ one at a time. You'll find all your answers there. :-) I am certain this plan will accomplish your goals! Keep us posted!
I am type A. I was wondering why peanuts and peanut butter are highly beneficial, but peanut oil is not. Thank you for clarifying this for me. Lynn
Hello, Lynn ~ Here is a column I wrote on peanut oil, and your question is answered in the next-to-last paragraph. Enjoy! :-)
WHAT ARE TYPE O SUPPOSED TO DRINK OTHER THAN WATER?CAN THEY HAVE KOOL-AID? FOR TYPE A- I`M HAVING TROUBLE FINDING 100% RYE BREAD. THEIR ALL MADE WITH WHEAT FLOUR.PLEASE HELP.AND THE GLUTEN-FREE BREAD IS MADE WITH GARBANZO BEANS AN AVOID FOR TYPE A. I`M HAVING TROUBLE FINDING ALFALFA SPROUTS AT TIMES. AND ALL OTHERS ARE CLOVER OR MIXD WITH CLOVER. YOU MENTION RED CLOVER AS AN AVOID FOR TYPE A BUT I WAS WONDERING IF CLOVER IS RED CLOVER? ALSO MY HUSBAND IS AN O TYPE AND LOVES PINTO BEANS (HE`S HISPANIC) IN ONE BOOK IT WAS LISTED AS A BENEFICAL AND ANOTHER AS AVOID. PLEASE EXPLAIN? CONNIE
Let's see: Type Os can drink juice made from beneficial or neutral fruits; juice made from beneficial or neutral vegetables; green tea; red wine; homemade almond or rice milk and any commercial almond, rice or soy milk which contains no avoids (nonsecretors should avoid soy in all forms); broth made from OK ingredients; the list goes on, but I doubt the ingredient list of Kool-Aid will pass muster. Full of corn syrup, isn't it? I'm not sure where you live, but do a web-search for "100% Rye Bread." Many are available online, or you could make a list of the companies you come up with and take it to your local organic grocer or health food store. Clover is clover of all kinds, for our purposes ~ unless the product specifically says "white clover." Pinto beans are one of the few items changed on your husband's food list: it is indeed an avoid. Thanks for writing!! :-)
Hi Heidi, I was reading the entry from Jayne in Ontario who wanted to know how to find out her secretor status. You can give Jayne my e-mail address if you wish. I had to explain what the Lewis typing is, using some information from your site. I live in Ontario and asked my physician to fill out the forms so I could get my Lewis typing done. Then I had to go to a hospital lab for the testing but they did do it and I now know that I am O non-secretor. I had suspected this. Alas no more apples, spelt or any kind of sweetener. I am finding it hard to give up on the latter to be compliant. Any ideas for substitutions? Sharon
Thanks for that report and your offer of help, Sharon! I will pass your address on to Jayne. Yeah, alas no apples... I feel that pain, believe me!
The best sweetener for O nons is vegetable glycerine ~ second best is blackstrap molasses, and other possibilities include fruit concentrates. Each has its place in cooking, depending on the flavor desired. Vegetable glycerine has a very neutral "sugar" taste. The O nonsecretor pantry is indeed quite bare in the sweetener, grain, bean and dairy department ~ but you'll soon settle right into the habit of the different food proportions in your diet, and it does become quite a happy fit... with the exception of those apples, perhaps! :-D The health benefits are well worth the dietary shift. The modifications don't mean I go hungry, and you won't, either. Just make the changes as you can, and allow time for the transition to pass. Thanks for your note! :-D
FOUND CONTRADICTIONS between the various books' food lists?
Here’s the scoop:
* IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR SECRETOR STATUS: The Food, Beverage & Supplement Lists should be used. *
* IF YOU KNOW YOUR SECRETOR STATUS: The food lists in Live Right 4 Your Type and the BTD Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia should be used. ALSO check the official change log at http://www.dadamo.com/lr4yter.html for the most recent updates -- at a later date, an update area for other books will be created. *
The TYPEbase 3 database at http://www.dadamo.com/typebase/typebase.cgi contains ALL latest updated food values by secretor status. :-)