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sharonyeo
Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 3:52am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi Everyone,

I'm VERY NEW! I'm desperately seeking to loose weight and I'm Blood type A+ and hubby is Blood type O. Both of us love MEAT MEAT MEAT! I don't cook and we're always eating out practically 3 meals a day. Can anyone please recommend me what type of food to eat when eating out. Btw, I'm residing in Singapore.


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Welcome!!)
which of the BT books have you read?

check the lists and follow those as best you can.
red meat for you is definately out!! sorry.

you can never go wrong with fish and veggies, or chicken, turkey.....
tofu is also advised for As as a source of protein.

make your own list from your book to take with you at all times.
good luck!


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Welcome Sharonyeo,
Not sure when one stops being a newbie, I'm on my 12 day now, seems like ages!! I too am an A+, as is my husband (who will not really take this serious), anyway I carry on. I too am always looking to loose a few pounds and was fairly convinced that staying away from wheat and potatoes was the answer - I knew nothing about the connection with blood types - so I was right, they are on our AVOID list.
I have been struggling with the meat/poultry/fish. Yesterday Henriette gave me some sensible advice "the amounts are so small of meat/fish per week that it's best to mainly have fruit, veggies and beans". She added that she knew lots of type As who were very healthy etc. As for eating out all the time, sounds very difficult to be able to stick to the eating programme. I am English but have lived in Spain for nearly eight years and frankly can't trust myself in a restaurant, just yet!! Best wishes to you.


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Sunday, December 18, 2005, 7:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi, I'm Andrea in Connecticut and I am beginning to incorporate Blood Type principles into my daily meals.  I hesitate to call this a diet as it is a life style change that is permanent.  The word "diet" to me conveys a temporary thing.  I've tested my blood and I am 0+.  So, I have some questions:

1.  I've begun drinking more herbal teas instead of black tea.  Thankfully, I was never a coffee drinker. I also have digestive problems as indicative of my blood type.  I've been drinking Ginger Tea and Licorice Tea and both have done wonders for my acid reflux issue.  But, will the licorice tea raise my blood pressure?

2.  This morning I drank some black cherry juice with breakfast.  My question regarding the juices that are suitable for me is the "sugars" content.  Black Cherry and Pineapple juices have alot of "sugar".  Being that 0's are prone to diabetes, where is the justification for drinking these juices?  Is it that we process the sugars differently and thus doesn't cause an issue (it doesn't make sense to me)?

3.  In looking at a typical menu for type 0, I notice that beverages are listed with meals.  I thought I read somewhere that 0's should not drink any liquids with meals and should in fact not consume liquids for 30 mins prior and 30 mins after the meal.  Is there perhaps a greater benefit to drinking some beverages with certain types of meals?  If so, what types?  P.S. - I hate seltzer and I don't drink alcohol.

4.  Soy - Is too much soy a danger?  I know someone who got breast cancer in her early 40's and cannot touch soy.  Am I endangering myself?

Thanks,
Andrea
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Andrea
welcome!
if you'll go up to the top right side of the
page,to Member Center, then to Avatar
Settings on the lower left side of that page,
you can select your blood type click the save
button at the base and you won't
have to keep telling us what it is.
.


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-licorice needs to be DGL preferably so it doesn t raise your blood pressure.
- try finding sugar free juices........100% extracts perhaps and dilute them.
important is you don t exceed the frequency values given of sweet per week.....
which of the books do you have?
ERFYT has a typo, the frequency given for fruit should read per day not per week.
-for those like type As with less stomach acid, it is advised to not drink during a meal.....
this really is very individual........drink in moderation during a meal if need to, and try not to drink ice cold for better digestion.
-soy isn t the best choice for an O........so just don t overdo the frequency values given per week, unless you have an adverse effect to it.
as you have noticed, this really is an individualized life plan!! )


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Monday, December 19, 2005, 3:28am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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The licorice tea doesn't say that it is DGL.  I found it in a health store.  The health store does have DGL in capsule form as well.  Are there licorice teas that are DGL?  I would rather drink a tea than take the prescription Pepcid pill nightly.  The tea really does work.  I suppose I can eat an apple - that works too, but sometimes it's easier to drink a tea.

I have Cook Right 4 Your Blood Type.  A friend has the Eat Right book.

I began eating soy yogurt (3 times a week) instead of dairy yogurt.  I thought I read that soy was a good substitute to use instead of dairy.  Can I not have yogurt at all????

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as long as it has no carrageenan, or other type avoids.

a cup of L tea a day is fine, just don t overdue it.

I believe it is also advised in the afternoon, stops cravings.


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Monday, January 2, 2006, 1:40am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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This seems to be the place to check in.  A friend pointed me to the boards here, have spent a good few hours just skimming the top!

I have PCOS and Diabetes, and am currently also treated for thyroid--all connected, I'm sure!

Only a week into this new lifestyle.  I did very strict Atkins for 2+ years, (which worked quite well for blood sugar control, though I stalled after a year) then modified LC since then (about a year) when I just could not tolerate the meat of Atkins, and was dealing with almost crippling fatigue.  Most meat would make me gag unless it was very highly processed (deli meat, sausage.)  Now I know why!  

I think my body could only tolerate the wrong foods to a point, and then just couldn't fight it much more... hence the fatigue and gag reactions.  

I'm not quite in full compliance yet with BDT, partly because kicking the coffee and cream habit is going to be the hardest thing I've ever done.      I have very, very few vices, and I take real pleasure in my coffee with half-and-half.  Part of how I could stick to 20g of carbs a day was that I could always still have my coffee.  I would love to hear from folks who truly loved it and have given it up.  

I'm also eating too much fruit and not enough veggies, and too much Ezekiel bread and rice right now.  I just am enamoured of the fact that my blood sugars have been PERFECT, and I've been deprived SO long!  I made up ghee for my toast, but the dogs ate it this morning.    bad dogs!  

I find I'm getting tripped up trying to be 'good' too.  It's hard getting started, learning curve is steep.
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your dogs know what s good!! )

I was glad to kick the coffee habit!
I know it ain t easy, but it s worth it.
the adverse insulin response you get from drinking coffee is not a good thing.....
your blood sugar levels will be even better.
think about it.


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Hi ten7 and welcome, nice to see another AB around.

Following BTD sure is a steep learning curve but gradually it will all come together.  I would urge you to get a secretor test done, it is very important since you are fighting several illnesses.

Just on one point, as a secretor I do very well on rice, to the degree that if I miss my rice allowance a couple of times I start to feel a little bit "off" whereas our AB non-secretors seem to find rice and other grains make them feel unwell.

Coffee seems to be something that many AB's crave - well maybe not crave - but certainly find difficult to eliminate, and it is a "bad" avoid for us as the caffeine raises adrenaline and noradrenaline levels already high in AB's.  But don't despair just reducing your intake is a great step forward.  

There is so much info here and so many folks always ready to help I feel sure you are going to enjoy the journey.

Sue.


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ace
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Howdy All. My first time Bloggin. I'm also new to this. I haven't purchased the books yet, but have read alot on this website. Also printed out the foods list. I thought my BT was O or RH. Got my blood tested a week ago and the lady said it was ABO RH+. I'm not sure if that is O+? Can anyone help?
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Hi Angela and welcome to the forums.

Under your first post Maria has directed you to the member centre where you can add your avatar and any personal messages that you wish.  However it is a bit difficult to chose your avatar when you are not sure what your type is...

Have you got your report from your blood test? Can you type out the results?

As Carol has also posted you cannot be ABO but only a type A type O type B or type AB.
The RH + and - only plays a very small part in BTD but your secretor status does.  Now that's another story and maybe learn about that once you have established your blood type.

And we are all here to help each other in any way possible.

Enjoy the forums.

Sue.


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ace
Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 9:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thank You Sue. I've got a call into the doctor to explain this to me.
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Hi all.  John here(33 year old Male) and I have recently discovered the BTD and was amazed how the foods listed were some of the same ones I have discovered over time are not good for my stomach(Mainly wheat).  I am looking forward to the life changes I have read so much about.

But I have a couple of questions that have confused me early on.

I have the main book Eat Right 4 Your Type and I also have the smaller hand held book. Food, Beverage and Supplement LISTS from the main book.

Well the lists of beneficial, neutral, and avoid foods vary from the two books.  In the main book it tells me I can't have things such as cinnamon and apple cider vinegar, but in the LISTS book they are listed as neutral.  These are not the only differences I have noticed there are many more.  I just want to be sure to avoid the proper foods and right now I am a bit confused.

Thanks for your help.

John
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Hi, John  -- Welcome!  I, too, am a newbie to the Forum.  Go to the TYPEbase 4 Food Values, on the Home page index.  There, you will find the most up-to-date information on the foods; I will be doing the same thing today, checking the information against what has been published previously.

I have the Eat Right, Live Right and the Blood Type Encyclopedia, but there are changes on the site.

The wheat is the toughest for me, but I do have Spelt grain that I freeze, then grind into flour and make bread using my Vita Mix.  To buy, the Ezekiel works well and is very good.

We rarely eat corn and I dropped pork from our food ages ago -- except for that little detail of going out for breakfast -- bacon and eggs -- I feel guilty with every bite; it's not even good.     

So, tackle the lists, get rid of the Avoids and add the Beneficials --then, exercise!  My personal challenge!  

Unless you make everything from scratch, reading labels will be very important as wheat and corn are in a LOT of foods.

Phyllis



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Welcome.  I, too, have recently joined the group.  I can't give a lot of advice ( I'm still learning to adjust), but I agree with how BTD matches with what I have found to be problems.  I discovered abouit a year ago that cutting out wheat helped eliminate the heartburn and reflux that I was having.  I'm still on meds for it, but I hope to get off with this diet.  My biggest challenge is cheese.  Good luck and keep us up-to-date.
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Hello TheSleeper, fsnaturelady, and doc! Nice to meet you all

As Dr. D'Adamo has made further studies and tests over the years since Eat Right came out, he's adjusted values for certain foods. That's why you've got differences in some of the lists between books. fsnaturelady's suggestion to check Typebase here on the website is excellent, as it is the most up-to-date listing available. I would also suggest getting a copy of Live Right, as it contains the Tier One and Two information that helps you fine-tune your food plan even more.

Welcome to the boards everyone! I look forward to your posts. Please ask as many questions as you wish, you've got plenty of people willing to help in any way they can.


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PattiB
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Hello Everyone
I am just new to the forums myself. I have been following the BTD for only 1 month, but already noticing improvements in health.

What really convinced me to try this plan was the fact that a couple of years ago I had undergone food sensitivity testing. All of the foods that they told me to avoid are the same ones this plan tells me to avoid.

My heartburn is gone, along with bloating. and I was able to drop the meds I was taking for anxiety without consequence. I've also dropped about 7 lbs.

I am definately sold and find this really quite easy to follow compared to other diets I have tried. My big obsticle is wheat, but I have found Ezekiel bread very satisfying, along with rice cakes and spelt flakes for breakfast.

Wishing everyone good luck with our new venture!
Patti
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Welcome to all the recent additions to this forum!

Concur with the advice given above. Live Right 4 Your Type is a good read that explains the diet in more depth. Some people find the tier system confusing, please ask for help if there is a problem. You don't need those food lists unless you are trying to be 'more compliant' than the average person needs to be. Typebase is a great reference for any food you want to check on.
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My SIL recently found BTD. She said the big jug of Tums that she used to consume weekly is gone. Main culprit for her was orange juice.  doc just wondering if you're having OJ?   My SIL is an A, and I see  you're an O, but OJ is an avoid for all but B'S, ya just never know.
Welcome to all of you newbies!  
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Patti,
great results so far!!)


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Welcome new members!

There's a lot of information on the whole web site, so I encourage you to click on links from the main page and explore.  One of the things that I think all new (and old) members should do, is click on the Media Center page link, and find the time to view the learning films, and hear Dr. D lecture on blood type science, and listen to him on a few radio shows.

If there's a question you have and you can't get an answer, try searching the first message board archives, or searching Dr. D's ASK or even Heidi Merritt's column.  Like I said, there's a wealth of information there.  All it takes, is a little curiosity.  

I hope you enjoy reading here, and participating in the forum.  We are all here to help each other succeed on this new way of living/eating.  It's a great place to come and get support.

Again, welcome!


Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
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I just recently (this morning actually) switched from OJ with my powdered vitamin/protein powder/psyllium/bentonite shake to pineapple juice.  I'll have to wait to see what effect it has.
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I just recently (this morning actually) switched from OJ with my powdered vitamin/protein powder/psyllium/bentonite shake to pineapple juice.  I'll have to wait to see what effect it has.


Should be good - w/ pineapple being a beneficial (bennie) and OJ, an avoid.  



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