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Goldie
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I am still am learning how to eat right. Right now I am under weight because last year, before I found out about Eat right for your Type, I only ate raw food after about 1 year.  I lost about 10 pounds.

I am 51 years old, 4'-10" and 72 LB. I was 82 LB before which still isn't much.
Now I am trying to gain weight but it is so difficult. Plus, I have symptoms of menopause.  I wake up in the middle the night which means I don't always sleep well. I have been a vegetarian for 12 years but about two years ago, I started eating fish. I don't know what my genotype is yet. I will find out soon though.


I wonder, when you where eating 'vegetarian'  did you eat mostly foods listed in Super/Beneficials in your ER4YT book, or did you eat many avoids as well?  

Where you eating grains? AVOID grains? or did you mostly eat rice?..

In this, I would like to know how many foods you ate that where in the 'neutral' or avoid lists?

Just because we can eat many foods, not knowing that they are for another Blood type.
For me, dairy or wheat is bad- even though I grew up with it.  I ate it for 50 years -until I read Dr D's book: Eat Right 4 Your (blood) type.  It changed all my thinking.

You might have been a vegetarian who followed what vegetarian diet-writers (not BTD here)  are suggesting, but it had included many avoids?  You certainly did that without fault.. you did not have any way to know better, until you found BTD.  FOR ME BTD saved my health and life.

Even 81 pounds is low as you already know.  There might be a tipping point when the body does not have the strength to digest ANY food and just eliminates it undigested as fast as possible.

That same tipping point also might -at the same time- be closing off the incoming food mechanics, causing many painful physical and emotional challenges.

YET, there is a moment when eating is difficult, but with adhering to BTD, that moment can be behind you.  You might already feel better, or at least KNOW that you CAN be in charge of your food needs and answer your body's need to feed it-self while you absorb Super and Beneficial foods.  At least that is what I wish for you.



  


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Thank you very much everyone.  I am so grateful for your advice.  I guess I am lucky to survive until today and remain healthy because I grew up eating so many different foods that aren't right for my blood type (Type A) such as tomato, papaya, mango, eggplant, chili and bananas...etc.  

When I was born I was breastfed for one year.  After that, my mom fed me mostly sticky rice and banana (this is a common food for babies of poorer families in Thailand) until I got my teeth.  One of our main foods is papaya salad (Sum Tum) which also has tomatos and chili.  

As an adult, I have been a vegetarian since 1997 but I still ate many foods that weren't right for my blood type. I have been following Dr. D's diet for a little over a year now and am happy to finally be on the right track!


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wanthanee.. have you gained any weight since on the BTD foods?
have you gained in the last few days?  


Can you tell that you are able to eat more regularly when you eat foods on your Super Beneficial list?

There is a great difference in eating and absorbing those foods.  They naturally fit, and work to feed the body and the mind.  What brought on the big weight loss.  Do you even know?

Can you get many of the super/diamond foods where you live? what foods have you have you had for yesterday, or your time today?  

How much are you drinking?  Are you able to make juice from vegetables? do you have a juicer?
What vegetables can you buy where you are ON the SUPER list?  They are like medicine.  

What foods can you get on your Beneficial list? to buy every day?  Have you found one food to be better?  making you feel happy?  Even if it is a food that is not on your list.. Knowing what makes you happy is a good thing.

For instance, I like ice cream, technically it is not on my list, but I like it for two reasons: it has cream in it and that feels good - I can have the fat, I am O - and it has sugar and chocolate.. I like the chocolate better than the sugar.  The chocolate is a food I grew up with, good memories.
Sometimes I eat the ice cream, but most days I am eating just dark 85% chocolate. It still has some fat, to satisfy me and it also has flavor - which is important to me emotionally.

So if you list some actual food experiences, you and (we here) might be able to see what you need to satisfy your body and mind to give it strength.

I am so glad that you found BTD.  where in the book store or did someone show it to you?




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I wouldn't worry about all the "wrong" foods you ate in the past.  They still have nutrients in them that your body used I'm sure.  It is my belief that if our bodies are working well, it won't matter.  But, that's why most of us are hear because we've had some sort of ailment or ailments that have brought us to looking into what goes into our bodies.  


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Given what I recently read in the 'Blood Type A Plan' of ER4YT book, the only thing I would add to this is to be careful not to overdo it with wheat.



Wheat is an avoid for A's, but we can have Amaranth, spelt, rye. Of course if you eat grains, you should always eat compliant ones.




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Wheat is an avoid for A's . . .

I wasn't aware that wheat is an avoid for Type As, as the ER4YT book states that Type As may eat wheat, just not too much of it.



Compliant, me?!? ... I even attended a university whose mascot is one of my ◆ Superfoods!
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wanthanee.. have you gained any weight since on the BTD foods?
have you gained in the last few days?  


Can you tell that you are able to eat more regularly when you eat foods on your Super Beneficial list?

There is a great difference in eating and absorbing those foods.  They naturally fit, and work to feed the body and the mind.  What brought on the big weight loss.  Do you even know?

Can you get many of the super/diamond foods where you live? what foods have you have you had for yesterday, or your time today?  

How much are you drinking?  Are you able to make juice from vegetables? do you have a juicer?
What vegetables can you buy where you are ON the SUPER list?  They are like medicine.  

What foods can you get on your Beneficial list? to buy every day?  Have you found one food to be better?  making you feel happy?  Even if it is a food that is not on your list.. Knowing what makes you happy is a good thing.

For instance, I like ice cream, technically it is not on my list, but I like it for two reasons: it has cream in it and that feels good - I can have the fat, I am O - and it has sugar and chocolate.. I like the chocolate better than the sugar.  The chocolate is a food I grew up with, good memories.
Sometimes I eat the ice cream, but most days I am eating just dark 85% chocolate. It still has some fat, to satisfy me and it also has flavor - which is important to me emotionally.

So if you list some actual food experiences, you and (we here) might be able to see what you need to satisfy your body and mind to give it strength.

I am so glad that you found BTD.  where in the book store or did someone show it to you?


Hi, Goldie.  :)
No, I did not gain any weight since I have been on the BTD diet.  My weight fluctuates between around 71 and 73 pounds right now.  The way it happens is I weigh myself before I go to bed.  That’s when I’m usually around 73 LB. When I wake up I weight again before eat anything, it is 71LB. So always back and forth .
Yes, I am able to buy the necessary foods in Hawaii because they have quite a few local healthy food stores here. Still though, I have to watch how I spend money because most of the healthy food here is more expensive than the normal food.  Also, I think it might be hard to gain weight because of my job. For example I have to work 2 pm until 10 pm.   While I work, I have to stand all the time until 3.30pm. That’s the only time I can take a break and eat but it’s only for 30 minutes. After that it’s back to work and standing until time to go home. When I get home, it’s already 10.30 pm so I don’t want to eat anything else except a small portion of watermelon or 1 apricot then go to bed.
Well, I don’t know what my super/diamond foods are yet. Please let me know if you know. I know which food is beneficial for me though.
Mostly I like to cook my own food. I make my own sprouts such as sesame seeds, Bean and Brown rice. Sprouted brown rice is soft and easy to chew with a slight nutty flavor.  The nutrients found in sprouted brown rice are significantly higher than the amount found in regular brown rice. Also, I eat Buckwheat. I eat most foods in small portions.
You asked how I lost weight.  It was during the brief time when I was eating raw vegetarian foods only.  I lost a pretty good amount considering I was only around 82 pounds to begin with.  

I did find the book in the store.

I thought I would share this last tidbit with you (or whoever else may be interested).  I have become interested in proper breathing techniques.  Here is part of an article that I recently found:

Proper Breathing
When you are born, you naturally breathe through your nose and only your nose. You must learn to breathe through your mouth, generally as the result of some stressful situation that obstructs breathing through your nose. Most adults breathe very shallowly using just their chest muscles. This only fills the middle and upper parts of their lungs. Nose breathing, using your abdominal muscles, is more efficient because it fills more of your lungs and provides more air and, subsequently, more oxygen with each breath.
To relearn proper nose breathing, try the following:
1. Inhale normally through your nose.
2. As you breathe out through your nose, slightly tighten your throat as if you are lightly snoring.
3. Notice that you must contract your abdominal muscles to make the “snoring” sound during your exhale. The tighter you contract your stomach muscles with each exhale, the more resonant the snoring sound. As long as you can make that sound, proper breathing will occur.
4. Once you can make this sound with a shallow breath, increase the depth of each breath while making a quality, resonant snoring sound with each exhale. You can also do this on each inhale.
5.Practice every chance you get while lying down, sitting, or walking. When it becomes very easy, use this type of breathing, especially during each exhale, during your regular exercise time




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Hi wanthanee, it seems that you having already eaten 'raw' for a year will be of great benefit to you as you incorporate the tenets of the blood type diet into routine practice. To quote directly from Doctor D'Adamo:


In light of the above, not only will you not have the same challenges that many people do, i.e., those that transition from a typical SAD manner of eating, it appears that you've had a somewhat intuitive knowledge of what your body needs from a nutritional perspective. With the very precise list of foods provided for your type, now it's just a matter of eliminating those that, although they may seem healthful in general, aren't the ones that are best for you ... and, instead, eating more of those that do highly benefit you, personally.

I did some checking on the foods best for your blood type and, on page 105 of Eat Right For (4) Your Type, I saw that "peanuts," "peanut butter" and "pumpkin seeds" are all highly beneficial for type As. Peanut butter is one of the foods most often recommended to athletes needing to gain healthy weight.

I also saw on page 99 of same that Doctor D'Adamo says: "To receive the greatest benefits, Type As should eliminate all meats from their diet." I wonder, though, if this statement has been tempered somewhat with the overlay of the genotype dietary considerations and SWAMI; i.e., do some type As do better incorporating a modicum of high-quality fish protein?

(On a side note, it was very interesting to see on page 101 that it's recommended for type A women with a family history of breast cancer to introduce edible snails into the diet, as it "contains a powerful lectin that specifically agglutinates and is drawn to mutated Type A cells for two of the most common forms of breast cancer . . . ")

Anyhow, I would think that by consistently eating a wide variety of the type A foods that are beneficial for you, in time your body will correct any possible imbalances and, as far as the healthiest weight for you is concerned, reach a state of homeostasis. I would only caution against looking for a 'quick fix' per se, as you are seeking balance at all levels.

Best of health to you! (:

P.S. You may have already read this but, if not, here's a good synopsis of Type A that includes stress modification suggestions, as well:


:) Thank you very much Connor.


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Good morning..  I see A's as having a harder time to eat enough in the first place, and for sure more difficult trying to eat faster.  

Could you substitute foods like juices, which are food value dense, and just have a drink in between?

If you are standing a full shift, are you feeling comfortable? or are you suffering weakness?

IF you feel good, then the weight might not matter as much.. Normally a person with 72 pounds might be ill, but if you feel good then I would not worry as much.  The BTD diet is meant to be trim and fit, it does not add weight, unless I cheat and eat things I should not, like ice cream on a daily basis..

If you feel just tired and more or less normal after a days work, then a fruit snack is ok late in the evening.  Yet, you ought to have time to eat during the day.. so what do you eat after getting up?  Will it be more warming foods?  Fruit for me is cooling / Protein is a warming food to get me going. Carbs are calming foods and make me sleepy.

Do you exercise? what kind? how often?  what other work/exercise/exertion do you do during the day?

Do you eat enough or still just a little NOW?  Do you think you are still afraid to eat?  

The foods you eat from your book list are either Beneficial or Super Beneficial, all books are the more or less the same.  

Those foods will be optimal to maintain weight, you might need to add some foods from the Neutral list.. to figure out what foods might add calories.  How do you look? how is your hair? do you hurt when working?  Do you have food issues? which foods cause you issues? Why, how?

Sorry to have questions, but I am just trying to get to know a little more about you. From your first post I was more worried about the weight, but I see you do eat - maybe just not enough?  


  
  


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Quoted from Conor

I wasn't aware that wheat is an avoid for Type As, as the ER4YT book states that Type As may eat wheat, just not too much of it.


It's not an avoid:
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?447

but wheat is one of them foods that might be best if avoided if you have gut problems.  Plus, some say it's so GM now, it's not good for you.  I'm kind of on the fence about it.  I don't eat it, but I'm not sure it's as bad as many of the health people make it out to be.  Maybe it is.  Either way, if you have gut problems, it might be best to stay away.  However, it might also help someone to gain weight.  It can't ALL be horrible though.  I get wheat as a black dot on my swami.  Which means you can eat once in a while.  In our society, it's really hard to stay away from it.  But I've been pretty good at it.  But you have to be a fanatic to do so.  


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Good morning..  I see A's as having a harder time to eat enough in the first place, and for sure more difficult trying to eat faster.  

Could you substitute foods like juices, which are food value dense, and just have a drink in between?

If you are standing a full shift, are you feeling comfortable? or are you suffering weakness?

IF you feel good, then the weight might not matter as much.. Normally a person with 72 pounds might be ill, but if you feel good then I would not worry as much.  The BTD diet is meant to be trim and fit, it does not add weight, unless I cheat and eat things I should not, like ice cream on a daily basis..

If you feel just tired and more or less normal after a days work, then a fruit snack is ok late in the evening.  Yet, you ought to have time to eat during the day.. so what do you eat after getting up?  Will it be more warming foods?  Fruit for me is cooling / Protein is a warming food to get me going. Carbs are calming foods and make me sleepy.

Do you exercise? what kind? how often?  what other work/exercise/exertion do you do during the day?

Do you eat enough or still just a little NOW?  Do you think you are still afraid to eat?  

The foods you eat from your book list are either Beneficial or Super Beneficial, all books are the more or less the same.  

Those foods will be optimal to maintain weight, you might need to add some foods from the Neutral list.. to figure out what foods might add calories.  How do you look? how is your hair? do you hurt when working?  Do you have food issues? which foods cause you issues? Why, how?

Sorry to have questions, but I am just trying to get to know a little more about you. From your first post I was more worried about the weight, but I see you do eat - maybe just not enough?  


  
Hello, thank you so much for your concerns about my wieght. Yes, I am still afraid to eat certain foods. I try to track what I eat.  I usually have between 550-800 calories per day. Then I think I burn most of teh calories off at work.
I haven't been exercising frequently though. I like yoga but most times I am too tired after work to practice it and only want to relax.  But tonight I would like to have a good dinner and some red wine hehe. Also, it seems that I am a Hyper-Assimilator person.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HP028 because my friends (and my husband) always tell me that I do things fast, quick and I never stay still. I might go head and order from the Hyper-Assimilator Pack from Dr.D.  What do you think?  Do you think it will work for me or not?  I don't know.  
Has anyone else try this product before ?

My hair and skin are fine. Besides being skinny, I look normal. I do have some food issues. For example, if I eat bean and gain too much my stomach won't digest well and I will have gas a lot. I can tell because my lips will have a purple-ish or dark color not long after I eat. Also, if I eat only veggie salad or vegetable soup or veggie smoothies. After I eat this, the color of my lips will be pink or red (normal) and I feel light and comfortable. I will tell you more later.  I have to stop now because it's time for dinner and wine hehe. Cheers!

:K) :D


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Glad to hear you look normal.. hair and skin ok..

550-800 calories per day. is not enough.. 500 calories is good only when you stay in a hospital bed all day.  800 calories is minimum to have a life, BUT not Health for long..

Eating grains ... NO do not eat grains or anything that are avoids, unless it is a small treat seldom.. .. because Yes you can add a pound or three, but it is only water weight.  Eat your Super food, they are diamonds in Swami, and then after a long few month, you will see what else you need.  For instance, I just learned that I have a need for magnesium to settle my Hyper muscles that gave me headaches.  Or years ago, I learned that I need Vit B6 more than others.  Or drink less coffee so as not to be a work-a-holic any more.  Trehalose is on interesting item, sold as a sugar.. Google it.. Dr D sells a complex that seems to work in different ways.. Making most of us happier- in your case it might mean you would relax and eat more.  Choose calorie dense food, in place of watery foods.  My A friends make to many watery salads - not much food value.  I use watery veggies in juice to double up on the food value.  (Thanks for your recipe.)

While I am still over weight I say : better to eat for health then weight..

While you are looking to gain weight I say: better to eat for health then weight..

Eventually the mind will follow and do the right thing.

Please can you take time to give a little detail in your avatar? like age and place.. it would help to answer some more details.  


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When I was eating 1400 calories a day, I lost weight hand over fist.  If I ate 550-800 calories a day, I'd probably whittle down to nothing right quick.

Pineapple is really good for digestion.  Papaya, kiwi, and other juicy fruits.  Even apples seem to help with that.  For me, fruits, especially pineapple, keep it all going.  Yeah, beans can stop you up.  They are very starchy.

I would SERIOUSLY consider upping your calories.  Quickly.  I mean, I don't want to sound like a know it all, or someone who is controlling, but I would impress upon you very emphatically that I really don't think that is enough calories.  At all.


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Yes, I am still afraid to eat certain foods. I try to track what I eat.  I usually have between 550-800 calories per day. Then I think I burn most of teh calories off at work.


So that I don't have to go back and read the entire thread  ;)  will you remind us why you eat so few calories?



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When I was eating 1400 calories a day, I lost weight hand over fist.  If I ate 550-800 calories a day, I'd probably whittle down to nothing right quick.

Pineapple is really good for digestion.  Papaya, kiwi, and other juicy fruits.  Even apples seem to help with that.  For me, fruits, especially pineapple, keep it all going.  Yeah, beans can stop you up.  They are very starchy.

I would SERIOUSLY consider upping your calories.  Quickly.  I mean, I don't want to sound like a know it all, or someone who is controlling, but I would impress upon you very emphatically that I really don't think that is enough calories.  At all.


Thank you very much JJR. I try to eat a lot but I get full very easily. Maybe because my stomach hasn't healed yet from eating raw vegetarian food( No raw fish, no raw meat, no daily and no egg) or maybe because I getting older. Plus I am a small person 4.10



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I didn't realize that you are such a little gal, so your weight is not quite so "under".    

My biggest interest for you is to see you making sure you are getting a balanced enough diet - checking Dr. D's suggestions on your food list to make sure you are getting enough protein and fats for example.  

Maybe if you could get your calorie intake up close to 1,000?  



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Yes, I am still afraid to eat certain foods. I try to track what I eat.  I usually have between 550-800 calories per day.

It sounds like you need to eat more beneficial and neutral foods.  I wonder how you have energy to do anything with this little input.  Your body may be so starved at a cellular level that when you start eating more, you have significant detox symptoms as cells start working again.  D-Ribose provides the precursor to cellular energy, so supplementing with little doses of it may help your body to start functioning better (including digestion).
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I haven't been exercising frequently though. I like yoga but most times I am too tired after work to practice it and only want to relax.

No doubt!
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My hair and skin are fine. Besides being skinny, I look normal. I do have some food issues. For example, if I eat bean and gain too much my stomach won't digest well and I will have gas a lot. I can tell because my lips will have a purple-ish or dark color not long after I eat. Also, if I eat only veggie salad or vegetable soup or veggie smoothies. After I eat this, the color of my lips will be pink or red (normal) and I feel light and comfortable.

You may have some "bad" symptoms as you start to eat more because your body will be catching up on some waste elimination / gut healing from previous avoid intake, etc. and not having enough food to work with.  It is OK to eat more and get through these symptoms so you get healthier.


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wanthanee, have you tried supplementing with zinc. It was a major turning point for me when I added zinc. If you have digestive problems and can't absorb zinc (and other nutrients) from your food you can end up in an anorexic state even if you aren't intentionally trying to starve yourself. When I added zinc last fall, I gained 11 pounds from Thanksgiving to New Years. The supplement I took was in the form of zinc gluconate dihydrate, zinc picolinate. I took it at bedtime.

Hope you can soon pack on some pounds!
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Thank you very much JJR. I try to eat a lot but I get full very easily. Maybe because my stomach hasn't healed yet from eating raw vegetarian food( No raw fish, no raw meat, no daily and no egg) or maybe because I getting older. Plus I am a small person 4.10



I really and truly have been there.  Not quite as low in calories as you, but I had to take things to help my stomach for a long time.  Digestive enzymes by Enzymedica.  It fluctuated as to how much, but I know at one time I was taking 3 lypo gold and 3 Digest Gold.  It's a lot.  For a long period of time I ate LOTS and LOTS of ginger.  That helped my food digest.  It was like awesome.  I'd eat it at every meal.   Or if some food wasn't going down well, I'd hack off a piece of ginger and eat it.  And within a little bit I'd be burping and the food would then move.  I also ate Garlic on an empty stomach to help kill bad gut bugs.  I had a pretty good case of H.Pylori.  Which I think was just a coinfection from lymes disease.  But it messed my stomach up big time.  Then there were all the cultured foods I ate that really helped my stomach.  Cultured carrots and manuke honey being the main ones.  And I also took a probiotic.  I know for a fact each one of these things helped me digest my food when my stomach wouldn't on it's own.  Right now, I don't do any of those things and I can eat 2400 calories a day if I want to.  I have actually let up to around 2000-2200 because I'm not feeling like I need to gain a whole lot more right now.  Plus it's summer.  

I know what you're going through and it's no fun.  I'm sure your gut needs healing.  You may want to think about seeing an ND or some kind of good homeopathic doctor to help guide you.  That's what helped me.  And I know quite a few others on this board have done and are doing the same.  Sometimes the diet alone is not enough to overcome some of these things.  Like in my case I have lymes disease.  And eating right for my type did not cure it.  Yes, it is an important part of the path to healing, but it is not the ONLY thing I did to improve.  There was a lot lot more.  And for me, it's in God's hands.  "Blessed are those who strength is in you (LORD)".  That's just my belief though.  Yours may vary and I'm not trying to get into a theological debate.  I just thought I'd throw out my experience for you to see.  

And I have to say again, despite what goldie says, during the times when I didn't digest well, Grains and nuts were about the only high calorie foods I ate and I believe they did me well.  Back then, and even now, I am in the habit of having a big bowl of oatmeal or rice in the evening.  After dinner sometime.  It works very very well for me.  I eat them together.  Nuts and grains.  Power packed full of nutrients, calories and energy.  

Also, be careful about cultured foods.  It will heal your gut, but they also make you detox.  Which for me I had to walk a fine line with how much I ate.  Like, take it slow if you do that kind of a thing.  IMHO.  


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[quote=5806]Glad to hear you look normal.. hair and skin ok..


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It sounds like you need to eat more beneficial and neutral foods.  I wonder how you have energy to do anything with this little input.  Your body may be so starved at a cellular level that when you start eating more, you have significant detox symptoms as cells start working again.  D-Ribose provides the precursor to cellular energy, so supplementing with little doses of it may help your body to start functioning better (including digestion).

No doubt!

You may have some "bad" symptoms as you start to eat more because your body will be catching up on some waste elimination / gut healing from previous avoid intake, etc. and not having enough food to work with.  It is OK to eat more and get through these symptoms so you get healthier.
Thank you ABJoe



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wanthanee, have you tried supplementing with zinc..

Hope you can soon pack on some pounds!


Thank you Karen. I haven't try yet. I will try thoung.


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I didn't realize that you are such a little gal, so your weight is not quite so "under".    

My biggest interest for you is to see you making sure you are getting a balanced enough diet - checking Dr. D's suggestions on your food list to make sure you are getting enough protein and fats for example.  

Maybe if you could get your calorie intake up close to 1,000?  


Thank you Victoria. This morning I weight 72 LB.


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[quote=2879]

.  I had a pretty good case of H.Pylori.  

  JJR Thank you for your advice I will try eat more ginger and garlic and yogurt.

I totally forgot about H.Pylori. I went back to my recond on June 2007 I had H.Pylori antigen was positive my Dr. gave me pill for treatment (14 days)

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Oh yeah, I totally forgot.  I used Dr.D's Gastro D, I think it's called, for H.Pylori also.  I know that helped.  And another one that was real good for the stomach was a homeopath called C & H from my Doctor.  It covered H.Pylori and Crypto Spirridium.  I'll be honest, I think the homeopaths were the most far reaching, but all of these things seemed to help.  I'm sure it was a combination.  I just pray it stays away.  It made my stomach awful.  Although if it comes back I have a list of tools to use.  Amen to that.  


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