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narnia
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 4:04am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I have rarely had this type of digestive disturbance where my stomach feels raw and my whole intestinal tract feels like I have a bad case of diarrhea, but I don't.  The symptoms are the same...raw, weak achy, tired, back pain.  I've been compliant.

This has been happening about once a week or every other week for a couple of days, so that on those days, I don't even feel like exercising.

I rarely had digestive disturbance.  It was my AB husband who had it all the time. It almost feels like we switched places.

I wonder if I'm really an O?  It was on my military ID card from Korea.  I have known it to be O, but I haven't really looked at it in over 30 years.  I hope I'm not mistaken.  Wouldn't it be awful if I turned out to be an A on the O diet?!!!!  

I don't even know where the ID is buried!!  I may have to order the kit and test myself, just in case there might have been a mistake all those 40+ years ago!


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Saturday, May 22, 2010, 4:13am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Definitely make sure with a test kit or donation.  Many have followed the wrong diet for the same reasons.  The military has been known to be only 85% correct in blood typing records.  
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A number of people have been misidentified in the military.

Retesting is an excellent idea if you have any doubts.

An alternative method you may want to consider for determining blood type is to donate blood.



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  Oh my, my, my,!!!  Are the blood banks 100% accurate?  What makes the military not accurate?  My meaning for "mistake" was that they might have gotten mine mixed up with someone else's.

I can't donate!!  I'm only 102, and I've always heard that you have to be 110 lbs.

Is the test kit fail-proof?

Well...but the aches and pains have gone away, and I have had more energy when I haven't had these digestive problems.  

This sounds akin to the true story that my health food store owner told me.  A young woman who had bought the ER4YT came back into the store one day raving about how much weight she lost on the BTD and how she felt so much better!  When asked what blood type she was, she said, "I don't know!  I just picked one!"  

So, he said to me, the only thing that I could figure, was that she either got it right by chance, or she had been eating so poorly before that anything was an improvement!  


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"A thankful and merry heart works like good medicine!"  
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You definitely should get it sorted out narnia especially since the two types are complete polar opposites.  By the way, life as an A really isn't a horrific death sentence.    
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Check with the home test, I think they are pretty accurate........OTOH your digestive issues could be a detox of some sort????
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Losing too much weight all of a sudden does funny things to the system.  Better take it slowly, stay with the beneficials, but if weight is coming down too fast, arrest it by increasing portion size or frequency.  Your liver will thank you for it!!  And give the home test a try, they are the cheapest option (apart from donation) to confirm your blood type.  




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This sounds akin to the true story that my health food store owner told me.  A young woman who had bought the ER4YT came back into the store one day raving about how much weight she lost on the BTD and how she felt so much better!  When asked what blood type she was, she said, "I don't know!  I just picked one!"  

So, he said to me, the only thing that I could figure, was that she either got it right by chance, or she had been eating so poorly before that anything was an improvement!  
Hmmm was she blonde by an chance (no offence to any blondes in here.. I have blonde moments myself - altho' not that blonde... & the closest I get to being blonde is the lighter strands coming thru'... Maybe mine are senior moments

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Well, I would have to be an O or an A right?  Since my Mom is an O and Dad is an A.

I don't fear being an A.  I love veggies.

I have a feeling that I'm an O, though, because I haven't done well with sugars for years, and I did very poorly on the raw veggie diet.  And, my personality is very O except for the perfectionism, which I inherited from my A Dad.

I guess I'd best try the online kit just to make sure.


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The other thought too is that your body wants you to follow your GTD or you should Swami yourself. Some people seem to not really fit their blood type diet and excel on their GTD. For my mom she was gaining weight on her BTD and than switched to her GTD and now is finally losing weight. She was getting too much protein as an AB. She's a Warrior.


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My mom is an O+ and my dad is an A+...I'm an A+.  You would only be an O if one of your father's parents passed him an O allele.

I just checked the local blood bank site and you do have to be 110lbs - I never knew that!  Of course I'm not anywhere near that category, haha

I can't eat refined sugar - been that way for years - so it's not necessarily an attribute to your O type.  And the possible problem with the raw diet is that you weren't getting enough meat protein - A's can still have turkey and chicken.

The quicker you can get typed the better!  Keep us posted


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Yes, retype yourself by all means! I'm another A that does poorly on sugar and bread(finally admitted that to myself) and I do not do well on raw veggies either, they need to be lightly steamed.


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Your Hf store might get the kit, and since he knows the BT diet he might already have the kit. Mine did, savd time and shipping. C-sharp is correct the navy had ken as a B. But somehow that just didn't seem right turned out he was a O. Made my life easy. When tested for geno type we're all gatherer.


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I'm having quite a bit of abdominal pain as well, but mine is from cleaning out some really nasty chemicals, etc. from the body.  

It is very good to have independent confirmation of the typing results, especially if there is any question.


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Wow!  I had no idea that the military was so inaccurate!    What a horrible thought!!  It seems that with lives at stake, they would be fastidious in this aspect!!


"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like no-one is watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live every day as if it were paradise!!!  "

"A thankful and merry heart works like good medicine!"  
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My mom is an O+ and my dad is an A+...I'm an A+.  You would only be an O if one of your father's parents passed him an O allele.

I just checked the local blood bank site and you do have to be 110lbs - I never knew that!  Of course I'm not anywhere near that category, haha

I can't eat refined sugar - been that way for years - so it's not necessarily an attribute to your O type.  And the possible problem with the raw diet is that you weren't getting enough meat protein - A's can still have turkey and chicken.

The quicker you can get typed the better!  Keep us posted


Are you saying that we usually take on the father's blood type, unless his parents have a different allele...(whatever that is)?  You guys sound like genetic experts around here!


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All people have two alleles to determine each genetic component.  The blood type alleles are A, B, and O.  The A and B are dominant to O, so an A type person can have either AA or Ao alleles.  A person with type O blood MUST have oo alleles, 1 being passed from each parent.  In order for you to be type O, your father had to get an o allele from one of his parents to be able to pass it to you...  Otherwise, you would have a dominant A allele from him, making you a blood type A person...


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Does that mean that either of my grandparents would need to be a blood type O, or is that different from alleles?


"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like no-one is watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live every day as if it were paradise!!!  "

"A thankful and merry heart works like good medicine!"  
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Does that mean that either of my grandparents would need to be a blood type O, or is that different from alleles?

No, they just need to have passed the O (or recessive) allele to your dad...  It make it certain that your Dad has an O allele if one of his parents are type O...


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He doesn't even know what blood type they were, much less the allele, which we've never heard of.


"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like no-one is watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live every day as if it were paradise!!!  "

"A thankful and merry heart works like good medicine!"  
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Let us know as soon as you find out, this is a real cliffhanger  
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He doesn't even know what blood type they were, much less the allele, which we've never heard of.

Precisely why there is no substitute for you having a valid type test!  You can't see what alleles you have...  Even when you get the valid type test, you don't know what alleles you have to make it - unless you are type O or AB.


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I assumed I was an A for a year.  Get the blood type kit.  The diet is close, but as soon as I cut out corn and chicken (which I ate quite a bit of chicken for a year), I felt WAY less bloated, my stomach went flat and I lost 5 pounds within 3 days or so.  It was amazing.  I didn't really need to lose the weight, but I could tell the changes were positive becaues the bloating and inflammation went down.

That is why I call myself "ABNoWay".  Because I couldn't believe it when I did the test.  But it makes sense because my Dad's an A and my Mom's a B.  And my Daughter is a B and my son is an A.  My wife is an A, so I HAVE to be an AB.  But I didn't put two and two together until doing the home kit from NAP.

If you really are an A, you're pretty far off the reservation following an O diet.  I'd start eating foods that work for both types until you know.  Turkey. Chicken, Veggies.  Etc.


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Yes, I've been eating a lot of turkey and veggies, but eating my lamb and venison, too.


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"A thankful and merry heart works like good medicine!"  
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This is what I've decided for now.  I was 101 when I woke up on Sunday morning, with 0 hours of sleep and still with digestive problems, so I decided to go back on the carbs.  BROWN RICE!!!  Made a HUGE pot of it to take to the wedding shoot.  Made a fried rice dish with ground venison, bokchoy, onions, garlic.  Very good!!  

I drove 2.5 hours to get there, and I was so exhausted from the lack of sleep and the stomach pains that also gave me back pain, that I had to literally drag myself through the 11 hour work day!!  I ate some all day, whenever I felt hungry.  I have been ravenous these days, since losing all this weight!

I woke up the next day feeling quite free of the burning sensation, and it is nearly completely gone since.  I've started to eat some rice at nearly every meal, and have been feeling better.  

I wonder if cutting out the grains and starches was causing the digestive problem?  I had cut them out in hopes of losing all the fat first, and then building the muscle, but I haven't liked the way I felt or looked at 101 and 5"4", so rather than continuing to lose down to my fat-free high school weight of 98, I think I'll try to gain back up to 110 and trade muscle for fat by working out, if that's possible.

I haven't had a chance to go back to the health food store to buy the kit yet, but since I'm not suffering at the present, it doesn't feel so urgent.  I do seem to do well on meat, and feel happy after a lamb chop, and love eating venison and goat, and I am quite extroverted and love intense exercise, so I most likely am an 0.  I did terribly on the veg. diet.  I lost so much weight and developed heart arythmia, and got so weak after 6 months, that I had to go back to eating animal protein.

I want to get a blood testing kit as soon as I can.  However, I don't feel totally confident about that, either, because those aren't error-free, either!  


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