All Gatherer -72 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year Sam Dan
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Posts: 13 Location: Ireland we use agave...gave up sugar in our early 20's prior to reading Dr.D's diets. Our son, now 21 (hunter nonni O - ) was apparently born with a mal functioning pancreas ie diabetic.He totally controls his condition with his diet and is very strong and healthy with no diabetic problems! He never had any sweets or sweeteners except for trying organic Stevia once and organic fruit fructose twice which gave him horrible shakes, depression,total high then total slump, sweats etc, Also tried xyitol which changed his personality within minutes, made him shaky and his heart race! Then a few years ago we discovered Agave syrup! He can take this in moderation and only uses it sparingly in festive cakes, the odd brownies etc but not on a daily basis.There was a time he was using it every day and he was dizzy, tired,sweats, poor concentration, poor immunity to flu type disease, poor sleeping, highs then lows, huge rings under his eyes etc, He cut it back and all the symptoms of diabetes have gone and he is fine. He has measured his blood sugar with and without Agave and there is no difference! If indicated for your type I think organic 100% Agave is ok in moderation,and not every day.
THIS is the most remarkable post I ever saw over the near 20 years of BTD posts. What a remarkable young man, and what a great success story of a mom who cared and stuck to the teachings! This is the kind of lifetime achievement (story) Dr. Peter D'Adamo can place on his fathers halo.. and the learning and teaching that came from there... What a remarkable success over the time of one young persons LIFE!. What a 'sample of prof' in place of a double/blind study. I would follow this young man's progress for the rest of his lifetime. What a human study he could be the principal subject of. WOW! Take this + test that = outcome n~1.
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Just to clarify, agave is not 100% fructose, closer to 60%. It has more fructose than glucose, so some with fructose malabsorption won't do well with it. Those same people won't do well with apples, pears, or mango, for the same reason (molasses and most types of honey also have more fructose than glucose). There are different degrees of fructose intolerance and malabsorption and different causes, but most people don't have to worry about that. If you get bloated after having those foods, a gastroenterologist can do a breath test for it.
Type O+ Secretor. Long time believer, currently redeeming myself from a decade or so of spotty compliance. Mom of 2 (A & O), Wife of 1 (A).
I have a question. I'm just starting thus diet and I have a fructose intolerance and am blood type A. In my list of foods that are beneficial and neutral I am told I cannot eat. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Well said CS Also there are different ratings for different brands of agave syrup.. Wish I could remember where I saw it but just today I read about a lady who came across an older bottle of agave syrup she had & noticed the older one had a higher fibre content... So the manufacturing processing also may be different now, as the demand has increased?!