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D.L.
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Type Unknown - Not only does wheat, or anything containing gluten, give me post-nasal drip and sinus headaches and lots of phlegm down my throat, but my heart starts beating really fast.
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Type Unknown - Not only does wheat, or anything containing gluten, give me post-nasal drip and sinus headaches and lots of phlegm down my throat, but my heart starts beating really fast.


Wow that's interesting. That sounds like me except for the heart beat. Does this happen every time? Like I said before, this only happened to me a few times, like right after taking a bite of something. I guess now after I heard similar experiences from you and a few others on this thread, the weirdest part is that it doesnt happen 100% of the time. Thank you for adding your experience!
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Funny but you sound like an A.  We like to research and experiment... A's are the scientists (usually)  


Lol! That's funny. When I was doing my little "experiment" and reading about the different types, personality-wise I was POSITIVE I would be a type B or A. My personality is definitely not type O!

my husband's A, he acts like an O. Crazy.
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Type unknown - Yes, every time. But then I have the same reaction to several different foods, grains and eggs being the worst.
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Type Unknown,

I am one of those that Ruthie described. I am about 80% compliant to my swami most of the time...sometimes 90%...but the major issues with me, as with many O's and A's, are wheat/gluten and dairy. Both of these will cause not only copious amounts of phlegm/mucous and nasal/sinus congestion but also achey joints. I avoid these as much as possible!
My "cheats"(avoids or black dots on my swami) such as, black tea, sweet potatoes, red peppers, grapes,cherries, peaches, pears, sometimes chocolate or brown sugar, do not affect me in any way I am aware of....but because they are black dots/avoids, I try not to indulge often.
I gave up all red meat in 1995. I never really liked the taste of beef anyway and I read something about how it affects people with slow digestion.. Little did I know back then that meat had been one of my problems since childhood! Within 2 weeks of no red meat (I do eat fish and turkey and eggs) my system was like new!
As Dr. D's research says; O's need red meat to enhance their metabolism...it only slows/stops an A's proper digestion and can cause weight gain. We simply do not have the stomachs to digest and get it going so it acts like toxic sludge in our tracts. Now, I can eat lamb, but after so many years without meat, my intestines revolt!
When my vegetarian yoga teacher found out she was an O- and had already decided to try the BTD, she was worried. One week after starting to eat very small amounts of turkey and fish her skin cleared up and she had more energy. After a month she could eat bits of lamb and beef and said she just felt like a new person with a happy new attitude!
We are all individual and do need to listen to our own bodies. I wish you the best on your journey!


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Lol! That's funny. When I was doing my little "experiment" and reading about the different types, personality-wise I was POSITIVE I would be a type B or A. My personality is definitely not type O!

my husband's A, he acts like an O. Crazy.


I have two sons, one is an O and the other is a B. Different as night and day.  IMO, B's and A's and AB's more emotional than O's.  O's really have control of their emotions...usually... once in awhile my O son cracks.
BTW, here's the link for the Blood typing kit.  This is how I found out my blood type. It's very accurate because I had the doctor type me to make sure.  I had thought I was a B.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=YTE001
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Going by those "blood type personalities" I would have assumed that my younger two are both Os and my oldest is an A (never mind that I knew she can't be an A since I'm an O and her dad is a B.) In reality, my youngest is a B and my older two are both Os.

The 3 of us- Hannah, Jack, and I, have similar personalities, even though we don't share a blood type. Leah is very different from the rest of us- much slower to anger, and much, much slower to calm down after being upset. Yet she's one of 3 Os in the house.

These "blood type personalities" may have some validity, but they're not absolute. I certainly can't see the patterns in my own nuclear family.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Now, I do have random joint pain at least a few times in a week. I'm very interested to know if the blood type diet will help that. I have heard nightshades can cause that, but many nightshades are neutrals for type O. Excellent news for my tongue, but is it bad news for my joints? Just one of the many questions I hope I'll be able to answer as I learn how to listen to my body.
I've traced my joint pain to corn.  After I was on BTD for a few weeks, I noticed that I could squat all the way down without the usual pain in my right knee, and the pain in my elbow at night also went away.  I can bring back the knee pain at will -- just go to the Mexican restaurant and eat the tortilla chips and the corn-wrapped enchiladas.  In my experience, corn should come with a warning label.

In another post you mentioned that coffee caused you trouble.  What trouble?  I wonder if it was more a problem of being "off meat" than with being "on coffee."  You had nothing for the stomach to work its magic on!

Good luck!



My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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In another post you mentioned that coffee caused you trouble.  What trouble?  I wonder if it was more a problem of being "off meat" than with being "on coffee."  You had nothing for the stomach to work its magic on!


I quit being a vegetarian in the interests of Kung Pao maybe 15 years ago.

Even now, when I have coffee, I feel, hm.... I feel like my whole body is racing while my brain feels exhausted. It definitely gets worse if I drink coffee on an empty or refined-carb-filled stomach. I guess I should just say it feels like a bigger, faster blood sugar crash than I ever would feel on, say, candy.

Though I do not drink my coffee black. I did try that once, and I believe I felt the same way then too.

I feel great on all sorts of teas. Once I drank too much green tea, and I felt that super energized, talking-too-fast mode that I've always heard people link to their morning java.

I dont remember how I felt day to day as a vegetarian. I dont remember feeling bad or sick all of those years. I ate so many bean/grain combos and tofu and nuts that I'm relatively sure my body got used to having a steady stream of protein. In fact, I think I neglected the other necessary nutrients back then because protein was so high on my priority.
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Wheat caused my type O daughter pretty severe adult acne. Since she's gone gluten free, where before she around 30 blemishes on her face, she now  is down to about 8, and those are fading! if she gets accidentally 'glutened', she gets puffy and breaks out!

She tried all types of topicals, antibiotics etc. The dermatologist was pushing her toward Accutane, but my daughter refused. She was concerned about taking a drug so strong that a pregnancy test was mandated before treatment! All the doctors said what you eat doesn't cause acne! Humph! BS!

She suffers from morning stuffiness, and sneezes a lot. That hasn't been helped yet by being gluten free, but she's hopeful that in time she will sneeze less.


"Be as gentle as  possible, and as firm as necessary".   Tom Dorrance-the 'father' of natural horsemanship

How true, for life, parenting, horse and dog training!
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What is your daughter's diet like besides being gluten-free? Many gluten-free products contain corn and/or potato, both of which are avoids for Os.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Ruthie, since committing to going GF, her diet has really improved. Her biggest vice is chocolate. Otherwise, she's been trying to concentrate on her bennys. She bought the Collinsonia , and she may sneeze a bit less , but still....of course 4 dogs and 2 cats may be  contributing to  the sneezing but no way are they going any where. The joy they bring is greater than the discomfort of sneezing!

She did buy some GF bread for lunch at work, but rarely eats it. She did enjoy the flax bread that I made.

We were truly amazed by the dramatic change in her complexion since going GF! Oh, and she no longer gets hives from the cold like she used to when eating gluten!


"Be as gentle as  possible, and as firm as necessary".   Tom Dorrance-the 'father' of natural horsemanship

How true, for life, parenting, horse and dog training!
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dawgmama,

I agree about the dogs...only if life threatening. The unconditional goodness  and health benefits from our dogs are amazing!
A few of my friends told me that when I got my skin allergy test to "be prepared to get rid of my dogs as they are surely the cause of my sinus issues."
I had 2 separate, very painful skin prick allergy tests all over my back and upper arms. Results; not even one single allergy!! The doctor said it is unusual to not have even one red area/bump/sign of an allergy.
I will let you imagine how I told my friends the news!!!!!!

Interesting note; just read an article in the Sunday paper about "children raised with pets have less asthma than those who don't have any."


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Ha ! Cajun , no allergy to dogs! So there!   non-animal people just don't get how much us 'animal people' NEED our critters!

I agree with the Sunday article you just read. I also think kids raised around animals have more empathy for living creatures, human and animal alike!


"Be as gentle as  possible, and as firm as necessary".   Tom Dorrance-the 'father' of natural horsemanship

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Can you give your age? It may help us understand how long you were doing certain things. If you are 30, you may have different needs than if you are 60.
Many of us started BTD later in life. I first heard about it near my 50th birthday & slowly got into it. Others learned of it in their teens. That would make a big difference.

This is a great forum & the folks here are very helpful. Welcome!!!!


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dawgmama,

Yesiree! Totally agree.


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