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I have read two of the eat right books, and cannot find if psyllium fiber is an avoid or neutral for group O. Can I take psyllium fiber as in metamucil? How about the orange flavoring? Thanks, S.
Psyllium isn't recommended as a regular fiber supplement for type O. Ground flaxseed stirred into water or juice is a better choice. If you prefer an over-the-counter product, Peter has noted that "Citrucel," while not perfect, is an acceptable alternative to psyllium-based blends like Metamucil.
I'm a type O negative. Can I eat oatmeal? I don't understand the difference between nonsecretor and secretor. How can I tell which I am? Also. lots of conflicting information in all the D'Adamo books about pinto beans for type O. Most of the information says beneficial, but some says avoid. What is correct? ~ Mary Ann
Oatmeal is neutral for Os, unless: you wish to lose weight, suffer from inflammatory conditions, or you're a nonsecretor. In these situations, it should be avoided. Pinto beans, in the later round of research, turned out the other way: avoid for secretor Os, neutral for nonsecretor Os. Take a look at our update log for more info on the reasons for the changes. And the secretor/nonsecretor info page will tell you all about the differences between the two!
I'm new to the diet, Type O. I've notice some discrepancies among the food lists in the different books. For example, barley and oatmeal is neutral in one book, and avoid in another. Which is correct? -- Mary Beth
The food lists have changed somewhat, due to improved testing methods and additional research. The latest books have the correct values. Live Right 4 Your Type, the Encyclopedia and TYPEbase3® contain the secretor/nonsecretor-differentiated analysis of foods, while the Food Reference and Supplement Lists have an Eat Right-style design for those who don't plan on learning their secretor status.
I have purchased your books and would like to try out the O-Type Diet, as I can see that a lot of the foods you have on the Avoid list for type O actually cause quite a bit of problems with me. As I have to make some changes and want to substitute with items available here in South Africa where I live, I wanted to know if the following items are Beneficial,Neutral or Avoid on the Type O Diet: - Rooibos Tea (also known as Red Bush Tea) it is herbal and caffeine free and the drink of choice here in South Africa - Ostrich Meat, also very popular and widely available here, very lean red meat. I would appreciate your advise. Many thanks -- Silvana (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Rooibos Tea is fine for all types. Here's more on Rooibos. Ostrich is listed in the later books (Live Right and the Encyclopedia) and in TYPEbase3®. It is Neutral for everyone ... except me. (That is to say, I'm an O nonsecretor, for whom it is Beneficial. :->)
What about chicken liver for type o's? -- Melinda
Os make shopping at the butcher's a breeze. All you have to remember is what you can't have, which ain't much. The only three avoids in the meat/poultry list for type O secretors are . The status of organ meats follows the status of the animal from which it comes. Enjoy your chicken liver!