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Hopeful
Friday, February 16, 2007, 4:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Some of you may remember I had done an Aliza blood allergy test about 2 weeks ago now...I am severly allergic to wheat, gluten, all dairy, eggs,pinapple and pinto beans. Severly being in the range of 390 and my results for some of these came back in the thousands. I also have 22 moderate things that I can only eat every 4 days. My confusion is that with the exeption of wheat and gluten almost all my allergies are to my beneficials! And a whole list of things I showed no reaction to are avoids .( coffee, beef, chicken, tea, corn ect..) I did an experiment for the last 2 weeks and haven't touched any of my severe allergins and ate freely from my allowed and I'm shocked I've lost almost 11 pounds, my face is so clear and I for the first time in my life am not conjested,
Now how can this be?? Could I be some weird mutant AB . I am really confused here.

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With those types of numbers it would be more likely that you have wide ranging generalized immune hypersensitivities rather than a series of any punctuated reactions.  You  may want to try using something like quercetin for while to help knock down your basophil activity. Also, it is not usually wise to confuse allegens with intolerances. Most avoids in the BTD don't generate antibodies, and most antibodies to foods are really made to other things, such as microflora in the gut or whatever.


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Hopeful
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I have not eaten any chicken, beef or corn and don't plan to. Thanks Dr.D for your input. This is really a struggle for me losing eggs and dairy.
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My personal experience with the Aliza blood allergy test is what led me to the BTD in the first place. I didn't have any really high numbers to any food, so rather than focusing on eliminating foods, I decided to emphasize the low-score foods, and reduce the higher score ones. The one that I scored the lowest on was corn... a score of 2... so I increased my intake of corn, most in the form of corn pasta. The first thing that happened was I noticed blood sugar swings within a couple weeks. I began taking protein powder which helped for a short time. Then I began having blood sugar crashes, followed by extreme fatigue. I knew something was terribly wrong... but didn't know what it was. That is when I read ER4YT and made the connection to my increased intake corn being the cause of my distress.

So... I don't have much faith in the Aliza blood allergy tests from my personal experience. I felt so much worse by following their recommendations.


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yuppers what I observed in my praxis is, that a lot of people are concerned with foodintolerances;
but mostly because of.......as Peter described it, but after a while of letting go of those tested stuffs, they might try to reintroduce the stuffs in their diets, and all is ok

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Hopeful, let me ask you, did you eat alot of the foods that you showed up as allergic to, did you eat the foods that came up moderated.  I agree that you are just reacting to everything, most likely the aliza came up with your benificals since that is what you tended to eat the most, by not eating those and varying your diet, you of course would feel better.  If your immune system is severely depressed anything you eat alot of will become an avoid



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I encourage you to take Dr. D.'s advice on taking Quercetin for a while.  

p.s. Are you positive of your bloodtype?



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I feel like a different human being now that I have eliminated wheat, gluten,all dairy and eggs. I can't explain it, my husband says I look 10 years younger. I'm 37. I did start taking the quercetin, just don't know how much to take so if someone could jump in to tell me that would be great.I'm also taking 3 chewable moducare tablets a day to boost my immune system. And lastly I've donated so much plasma and platlets because of being AB, that my bloodtype is not in question.
One strange thing that is happening to me is this weird aching pains down my arms and legs.It's one of the feeling I got before I was diagnosed hypothyroid 8 years ago. I'm wondering if my thyroid is out of wack, I'll have to test it again this week.
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I did start taking the quercetin, just don't know how much to take so if someone could jump in to tell me that would be great.

The Allergy book recommends 500mg quercetin twice a day away from meals for type AB for inflammatory/allergy relief.



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Quercetin is more effective if taken with bromelain, because the Q doesn't absorb very well otherwise.  Check out the Quercetin Plus from NAP as an example:  CLICK



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I get some tingling and aches in my arms and legs as well...  Since mine is usually late in the day, I was assuming that it was a heavy toxin load at the end of the day, and that I needed to rest to allow the filtering / digestion to process it out...  Don't know how much merit that has.


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I get some tingling and aches in my arms and legs as well...  Since mine is usually late in the day, I was assuming that it was a heavy toxin load at the end of the day, and that I needed to rest to allow the filtering / digestion to process it out...  Don't know how much merit that has.


Well I thought I had MS or something 8 years ago, really scared me and then when I started on natural bovine thyroid the aches and tingling went away until about 3 weeks ago. Now it's also in my legs.
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might be you've a B12 and iron deficiency, dito magnesium and potassium
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Hopeful, are you still taking your thyroid supplement?
Along the same lines as Laura P's questions, but more specific, did you eat all of the foods for which you were tested within 2 wks of your testing? FWIU, you have to consume all the foods for which you will be tested for it to show a 'true reaction'. I've often thought of having that test done, but not a lot of positive feedback about it here. I know a guy who had the Leap (I think) test done. Hearing the foods it eliminates and ok's makes me think he's an A, but he won't tell. Too afraid of BTD 'recommendations' I guess    But the funny thing is, not long after he had this test done, his dr stopped using it. Hmmmmmmmmmm  



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Thank-you Isa for the question about iron deficiency. A few months ago my iron level were very low and I just ran to my cupboard to take 4 capsules of iron, hope it helps.

ITALYBOUND,
I ate some wheat but not a whole lot. I ate tons of Turkey,Salmon, Almonds,Oats, greens,sweet potato,yams, apples..and some more but these all came back almost zero for antibodies. I also ate eggs, lots of yogart, mozzarella and farmers cheese and all my egg and dairy antibodies are THROUGH THE ROOF. Two other things that were unbelievably high were pineapple ( which I never eat because I get instant coldsores) and ginger.
It has been I think 16 days since I've gone off the super high things( wheat, gluten,all dairy and all eggs) and I have lost 14.5 pounds as of this morning. I look totally different. Someone at church asked me if I had some botox ( wasn't sure if I should be offended or thankful!!)
My feeling is that although bloodtype foods can be beneficial there are still underlining food that some of us cannot eat, and perhaps some of us with medical problems or excess weight can be helped with tests like aliza. I gave 12 months to the bloodtype diet exclusively 80% beneficials and I felt horrible and looked horrible and it was very hard reading everyones success on the boards. I felt like a failure. But it was that increase in dairy and eggs and thinking that wheat was a neutral for me that was causing my weight gain.
I still am eating for my blood-type but now have fine tuned it and I haven't felt this good..ever as long as I can remember.And yes I still am taking 1 1/2 125mg tablets of bovine thyroid everday but my hope is that maybe my body will start to heal and I can decrease it slowly


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ITALYBOUND,IIt has been I think 16 days since I've gone off the super high things( wheat, gluten,all dairy and all eggs) and I have lost 14.5 pounds as of this morning. I look totally different.


That is incredible, congratulations!!!

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My feeling is that although bloodtype foods can be beneficial there are still underlying food that some of us cannot eat, and perhaps some of us with medical problems or excess weight can be helped with tests like aliza. I gave 12 months to the bloodtype diet exclusively 80% beneficials and I felt horrible and looked horrible and it was very hard reading everyones success on the boards. I felt like a failure. But it was that increase in dairy and eggs and thinking that wheat was a neutral for me that was causing my weight gain.
I still am eating for my blood-type but now have fine tuned it and I haven't felt this good..ever as long as I can remember.And yes I still am taking 1 1/2 125mg tablets of bovine thyroid everday but my hope is that maybe my body will start to heal and I can decrease it slowly


You are correct in that even tho some things *should* be beneficial or neutral for us, they are not. Blogger Cassandra is an O, but cannot eat beef. *This* is the reason we say so often, it's about individuality. Now that you have more info (Aliza test results), you'll be able to fine tune your diet even more. If you are going to add a food or add a food back in, please do it one food at a time, for a week. See how you do w/ it. If not good, cross it off your list of foods to eat. If ok, move on to the next one. But do it one food at time and for a week. Hope that will help you. It sounds like you're on the right track and I'm so glad for you that you gave BTD another shot. You'll not regret it.



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hopeful I am that sorry, but that might take even loooonger time to get that settled but true  I've had some two years to come up from 9 to 18 right now

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Down 20.5 pounds as of this morning. I can't tell you how different I feel. One thing that really has changed is my feelings of anger and rage. GONE.I am now eating an AB secrector diet with No dairy, No eggs, no wheat, no gluten, no pinapple, no navy beans,no ginger, no turmeric. Soy is also a trigger for me and now only eat it every four days.Rice,oats, turkey and salmon are my staples.
Scott has posted on the board and I am shocked to see how much alike our Aliza tests were and the success he has had also.I've created a happy balance of ERFYT and my food allergies.
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Hopeful our food allergens are a lot the same and after cutting them such good results are also the same.
One thing that concerns me is: are you loosing weight to fast?
Can't that be harmful to a body as well?
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Hey Rodney,
I was 65 pounds overweight ( now 45 pounds) a lot of my weight is water retention. I had a body analysis done 4 months ago and it tested fat, lean muscle and water and I had 30+ pounds of exess water.Even the doctor that did it was amazed how much water I was retaining.( even though I was taking 6 dandelion capsules a day) My body was trying to flush the toxins out.
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That so good to hear that you are under Dr.s care, you are doing great and isn't it fun to know that your doing the right thing? Yes
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I get some tingling and aches in my arms and legs as well...  Since mine is usually late in the day, I was assuming that it was a heavy toxin load at the end of the day, and that I needed to rest to allow the filtering / digestion to process it out...  Don't know how much merit that has.


I have experience with achy, tingling arms and hands.  A couple of months after cutting out all wheat, I started having aches and pains again.  As I eliminated more things with gluten, I became more sensitive, almost as if my body was saying: "Oh, now you want me to let know if I there is anything else I don't like?"  Or maybe it was like a transistor radio playing in the stadium at a big game.  No one will hear it unless the crowd is quiet.  If I eat any gluten, that means if I lick a postage stamp with glue made from gluten, I will get those aching pains starting in my arms, and then my hands get all "buzzy" (like holding a razor, only achy too)...  It goes downhill from there.

But I have a secret weapon now.  It's called GlutenEase by Enzymedica.  It's only for accidental gluten exposure, not as a cure.  It introduces enzymes that will break down the proteins that are causing problems.  I have proved its effectiveness several times.  If I don't take it, it will be 24 hours before my symptoms are gone.

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Hey, Hopeful! Sign up already, you're more a member than a guest now, and you even know your blood type! Get a shield! (Oh, dear, was that too "O" of me? Too rambunctious?)


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