Archives for: October 2002, 27
. Most of these concerns were addressed on the bulletin board in this past year ~~ but since the BB is no longer active, let me review the following items:
1) Page 348 contains instructions which conflict with the type O food lists. The second paragraph under the heading Group O-Specific Lectins should be ignored in favor of the food list values.
2) Page 349 contains instructions which conflict with the type B food lists. The paragraph under the heading Group B-Specific Lectins should be ignored in favor of the food list values.
3) Page 349, regarding type AB: The statement that "Blood group AB should avoid any of the foods that contain lectins capable of reacting with groups A or B" is only a key to understanding many of the type AB food values. It does not mean that ABs should use the A and B food lists instead of the AB food list -- which is based on more than just lectin avoidance, as are all the food lists. The AB food lists contain the specific values to be followed.
4) Page 534, under "Potato, Sweet" is missing the following entry for type A only: "Non-secretor variant: NEUTRAL."
5) Pages 469 and 582: Yucca is recommended to type O in the anti-inflammatory protocol, but is listed as an avoid in the O food list. Both entries are correct.
Yucca is to be avoided for the reasons mentioned in the food list. Concentrated yucca saponins (the supplement recommended as an anti-inflammatory) are used in the dosages indicated for inflammation. These are two separate substances with differing effects: one is the whole food, the other is an extract of specific active compounds.
6) Several people wondered why certain herbs or spices used in cooking which were listed as "avoid" for their types in Eat Right found their way into therapeutic recommendations in the Encyclopedia. Consider these new values -- fenugreek for Bs, for example -- as updates. New techniques, new discoveries and wider research have resulted in the several changes and additions in foods and herbs found in the later books. You can verify the new food values on this site in TYPEbase3® and in our change log for Live Right, here. Other than updates for secretor status noted in Live Right and usages in the Encyclopedia, the herb and spice lists in Eat Right remain substantially unchanged.
Thanks to everyone who dropped me a line with these questions, and feel free to contact me if you have others. I will update this information page if appropriate, and I appreciate your input!