Archives for: October 2002, 10
question: Hey! In two different books (Eat Right 4 Your Type), we noticed oatmeal was under "avoid" for Type O, and under "neutral" for Type O in the other book!! Is oatmeal "neutral" or "avoid" for Type O? Also, is sourdough bread okay for Type Os? Thank you so much for writing me back!!! I appreciate it!
answer: Hi! Oatmeal is a fairly innocuous grain, and is positively helpful for most blood types. For type Os, secretor status comes into play. O secretors can eat oats, but should in all respects abide by the portion/frequency tables for grains found in Live Right 4 Your Type. O nonsecretors should avoid oats in any form.
Both sourdough cultures and baker's yeast are OK for all types. However, the other ingredients come into play when deciding if the final product is good for you. Breads made from amaranth, kamut, millet, quinoa, rice, rye, teff or 100% sprouted flour of any kind are fine for all type Os. Secretors have a slightly wider choice. If you are facing health challenges, it is wise to find out your secretor status by Lewis type testing (blood) or saliva testing (kits available through North American Pharmacal).
The place to go to find out a food's updated value is TYPEbase3®, linked here and from the home page, www.dadamo.com. This is where we maintain the authoritative food values list, so if you're wondering whether food XYZ is OK for your type, check TYPEbase3®. Remember to hit the "search" button on that page... hitting your keyboard's "enter" key will not bring up the answer to your query.
more on the nonsecretor equation tomorrow...