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Yellow Doc
Monday, February 11, 2008, 2:56am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I had the opportunity to review The GenoType Diet this weekend, and was very happy to see how much information on epigenetics and biometrics was included in this book.  I think the six types identified in the book present a good balance between a rational and intuitive approach to this emerging science.  

However, I was hoping that Dr. D'Adamo would have discussed in more detail how it was determined that a particular food was beneficial or harmful for certain types.  

As a naturopath, I recognize the ability of foods to affect the expression of our genetic potential, however it is still not clear to me what, specifically, about an almond, makes it toxic  for an "Explorer", while being beneficial to all other types, or why garbanzo beans are only good for "Hunters".

The book does not explain this at all.

Is anybody here aware of the basis for these claims?

Yellow Doc
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no, and we often wonder these things too, in fact Dr. D. has indicated that he would like to put out more info on that subject, but that he is bogged down at this time, hoping to get to it soon....
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Hi Yellow Doc, what a great name!

Dr. D will have a TypeBase with that information on this site eventually, yes, but in the meantime many of us are trying to be patient.

Dr. D did answer one question for me regarding why coconut oil is a Superfood for Teachers and a Toxin for Explorers:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202212910/s-0/



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Yellow Doc, I am not much of a computer person, but if Lola happens along, or one of the other senior folks, they can list links here for Dr. D's research info, etc. Read his blogs, etc., on this site, and try looking in the genotypediet.com website. Dr. D is big on the science, so I know it's out there somewhere and someone more computer-savvy can dig it up for you or He Himself may happen by and post some links.
His Blood Type Diet saved my life, so I trust him and am usually willing to experiment on myself with his nutritional ideas.
Cheers!


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FOOD for THOUGHT, Super Beneficial 4 All Blood Types!
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Yellow Doc
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Thanks for the replies!

OSuzanna - I did take a look through the website and the blogs and found tons of info and studies supporting the GenoTypes themselves, but wasn't able to locate anything which specified how specific foods were tested.

I have heard many accounts similar to your own from other colleagues who have used the Blood Type Diet with their patients, so I know there is definitely something to it!

However, there were a couple things about the Blood Type Diet which didn't sit quite right with me.  One was the claim that eating tomatoes is harmful to all blood types.  Most of the research that I've seen suggest great health benefits for many of the constituents found in tomatoes, especially lycopene.  Also, I haven't seen any research which suggests that populations with higher consumption of tomatoes have a higher prevalence of disease.

Also, as a Type A, I tried out a vegetarian diet for a time, and did quite poorly with it.

At any rate, I was very excited about the new book, and I think there are some major advances presented over the Blood Type Diet.  However, again, when it comes to specific food choices, I became a little leery when I read, for example, that kidney beans and cashews are "toxic" to all six GenoTypes.

Call me a stickler, but I want to know what, specifically, about these foods make them beneficial or harmful for the different types.  It's not my intent to be antagonistic, however I am not content to simply hand my patients lists of foods to eat and not eat, I want to understand this from a biochemical standpoint before I use this system professionally.

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Lola
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Yellow Doc,
Welcome!

Click on 'Member Center' at the top of this page, then on 'Avatar Settings' on the left, to select an avatar, to share your blood type with us.

Add information below your avatar setting, in the 'Profile Information' section, typing in the 'Personal Message box': (Rh+/-, secretor status; subtype A1 or A2, MN blood typing information)

Create a Signature that will appear at the bottom of every message you post.

Indicate your gender, age, and location in the 'Personal Information' section.

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=ref
read the threads in the Reference Section.


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tomatoes are ok for some BTs......it is not necessary for you to generalize  
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?425

also lycopene is present in other foods as well
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/archive-032004.html

try this wonderful search tool to find answers to your questions
http://www.dadamo.com/search.htm

have you seen all the videos on utube
on BTD science for one and those on GTs as well as the interviews?
Podcast 1/ Wilton Lectures, Chapter 1
http://www.dadamo.com/wordpress/?p=84
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7fUxOS94Fs
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CQyP7tkXTg
Part 3
http://www.dadamo.com/wordpress/?p=87
part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ZHUu-cLYA
Part 5 filmed lecture by Dr. D'Adamo at the Wilton Public
Library (Wilton CT) discussing diet books, blood types,
epigenetics and why he decided to write The GenoType Diet.
http://www.dadamo.com/wordpress/?p=90


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Hi, Yellow Doc! Glad you are openminded about this diet! But....Are you sure that kidney beans and cashews are toxic for all types? I'll double check, but could it be that they can be added back in for some types after an initial period?
Also on the blood type diet, tomatoes were not considered harmful for all types....have to look it up to see which ones.....
Also a type A may be a nonsecretor, in which case they would need animal protein, which could have been your situation, as you don;t state your secretor status...(which you may not have had tested yet)....also some secreting A's need a bit of animal protein too.....keep asking questions!
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...the claim that eating tomatoes is harmful to all blood types.  Most of the research that I've seen suggest great health benefits for many of the constituents found in tomatoes, especially lycopene.  Also, I haven't seen any research which suggests that populations with higher consumption of tomatoes have a higher prevalence of disease.

I have never heard of a claim like this about tomatoes for all blood types. They are only to be avoided by those A's and B's who are secretors and are super-beneficial for AB non-secretors and neutral for everyone else. You can see their status here...

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?425

Also, watermelon has a higher lycopene content than fresh tomatoes.



I'm onto you, 'euphoria'

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Here s a quote from Dr D'Adamo answering a similar question on the boards.......for me, it s a keeper!! enjoy!  
only this was way before GTD came along.....but his answer might in fact be similar, and GTD is his creation from years of treating his patients, observation, creating an enourmous data base, and years of genetic study, and comparing results through his SWAMI program, which is now being tweaked with the GT data.....
Quoted Text
I applaud your interest in BTD, I just
think that perhaps you don't understand how
involved it is and what the learning curve
(and expenses) are.

I'll take a little time and help you get
started. Let's go!



1. Read every scientific article on ABO blood groups published since 1900.

Not a joke. Before you start dabbling away, you better know what you are
talking about. Pay special attention to studies which describe physiological
and genetic  relationships. This of implies that you must have the requisite
training in immunology, hematology, biochemisty, genetics and pathophysiology.


2. Understand the cellular dynamics of ABO sufficient to develop appropriate
technique.

Understand the molecular biology and elemental cytology behind ABH secretion,
gut glycosylation and membrane dynamics. Understand the mechanics of cell
membrane manipulation techniques, such as  basic cell washing techniques, DTT
de-antigenation and membrane electrical zeta potential. Understand and
execute capably various direct and indirect antiglobulin techniques (Coombs
testing).  Possess  basic cytology/histology apparatus (incubators, cell
culture materials) to propagate organ-specific cell lines.

3. Capably and reliably execute various ABO related serological techniques.


Understand and perform capably saline titration of anti A, anti-B and anti-AB
IgM antibodies with serum titer determination. Comprehend and perform
capably anti-A and anti-B IgG1-4 block (ala Kabat and Weiner) titration.

4. Develop proper extraction technique for lectins and other biologically
active food constituents.

Have access to an research grade electrophoresis device and understand
capably the techniques of gel immunoelectrophoresis and immuno-diffusion.
Possess a full range of cell growth adjuvants that allow in vitro lectins to
behave as in biological conditions.  Perform and understand various techniques
of lymphocyte blastogenesis and mitogen studies.  Undertand lectin
specificities and competitive inhibition techniques involving blocking sugars.





Now, on top of eveything else, do this for a minimum of five years.  Shorter
than that and I'm probably not going to believe your results.

Now,  you might think I an being facetious, but this is reality. If you want
to drop foods on slides of your blood, that's fine. But there is 100% chance
that any reaction you observe is simply the changes that blood undergoes once
it is out of the body.

On the old board we had a bright girl, who was convinced that she could figure
out her husband's needs better than the book. Oh, she dropped all sorts of
stuff on his blood, and analysed it with a toy microscope and announced with
great solemnity that he did not react to wheat, but reacted to spelt, etc.,
and how mad he was at me for complicating his life.

Of course, in reality, wheat lectin is not a powerful enough lectin with which
to observe any agglutination; you need more sophisticated technology. She was
just observing clots and whatever other artifacts that had developed.


let me know if you need for me to fish out more!! lol

oh and before I forget!  tomatoes are a diamond food for us gatherers!!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Quoted Text
Also, as a Type A, I tried out a vegetarian diet for a time, and did quite poorly with it.


have you done the measurements yet?
what is your GT?
do you know your secretor type?

and subtype?  A1 or A2?
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=GenoTypeDiet
all the GT measurement videos


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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Even under BTD, type As are not pure vegetarians. They are suppossed to eat certain fish & turkey. They are just closer to being vegetarians than the other types.
The most frustrating is an O who insists on being a vegetarian!

Welcome aboard. We love to have professionals who want to use BTD/GTD to help their patients.

Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"    O+


Interested in nutrition, lactation, religion, politics; love to be around people; talkative, sensitive, goofy; a "fishy Christian" ><>; left-handed; lived on a farm, small town & big city; love BTD/GTD; A staunch La Leche League veteran; b. 10/1947 Check BTD/GTD on facebook!
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Yellow Doc,

I understand your need to understand the specifics of the diet but I think you (and all the BTD converts) need to understand that this book is not a medical text. It is for anyone, BTDer or no, layman or medical professional to use as a guide for following this diet. It is easy for magazines to take one or even ten "nutritious" foods and explain in a two-page article what exact effect each has. But even those articles only pinpoint particular nutrients those foods contain that are beneficial. As someone else mentioned, lycopene may be beneficial but that's not the only thing tomatoes contain and those other things may not be beneficial for everyone; therefore, it is important to consider other sources of said nutrient.

Not to sound like a broken record because I've said this in a lot of posts but I've been told all my life that whole grains, like wheat, are best for me. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The only thing wheat does for me is make me uncomfortably bloated and irregular. And from all the commercials I see nowadays for products with active cultures added to help regularity, I suspect I'm not alone. I'm also starting to see the signs of gluten-intolerance and the effects it's had on my health.

This book is addressing hundreds of foods for six different genotypes. To go into the detail you're looking for would overwhelm the average reader (i.e., me) and turn them off of the diet immediately. I understand that you want the information to be explicit so you can confidently recommend it to your patients but for me, I think Dr. D's reputation and the success stories from BTD and already from GTD are good enough for now. Hopefully, though, some of the links other posters provided will help you.


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Hi Doc,

Nice to see you stopping by..



Here is a basic flowchart of the food selection and physiologic quantifiers that were used in the GTD food selection algorithms. Most of the software was/is of my own construction.

http://www.dadamo.com/GenoType/7GTDflowchart.jpg

Eventually I'll write a program that breaks it all down by food and physiological process.



Here are the parameters capable of being evaluated as per each food included:

DAD_No
Name
Long_Desc
Categ-Alph
Categ-Name
NDB_No
A_Beneficial
A_NS_Beneficial
B_Beneficial
B_NS_Beneficial
AB_Beneficial
AB-NS_Beneficial
O_Beneficial
O_NS_Beneficial
A_Neutral
A_NS_Neutral
B_Neutral
B-NS_Neutral
AB_Neutral
AB_NS_Neutral
O_Neutral
O-NS_Neutral
A_Avoid
A_NS_Avoid
B_Avoid
B-NS_Avoid
AB_Avoid
AB_NS_Avoid
O_Avoid
O-NS_Avoid
A_Unknown
A_NS_Unknown
B_Unknown
B-NS_Unknown
AB_Unknown
AB_NS_Unknown
O_Unknown
Lectin
N3_N6_good
N3_N6_bad
Lignans
Phytoestrogen
Glucosinolates
Creatine
Squalene
Sterols
Glycemic_Low
Glycemic_Moderate
Glycemic_High
Lectin_Bad
Non_protein_nitrogen
Phytate
Chitinase
Overgrowth_Good
Overgrowth_Bad
Gluten
Allergen
Polyamine
Irradiated
Mold
Bacteria_Contaminated
Pesticide_High
Pesticide_Low
Genetically_Modified
Elimination_Foods
RNA
Purine_High
Antioxidant
Alkaline_Ash
O-NS_Unknown
Total_Of_Nutr_Val
Protein
Total_Lipid
Carbohydrate_By_Difference
Ash
Energy
Starch
Sucrose
Glucose
Fructose
Lactose
Maltose
Alcohol
Water
Adjusted_Protein
Caffeine
Theobromine
Energy_2
Total_Sugars
Galactose
Fiber_total_dietary
Calcium
Flouride
Iron
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Potassium
Sodium
Zinc
Copper
Manganese
Selenium
Vitamin
Retinol
Vitamin_A
Carotene_beta
Carotene_alpha
Vitamin_E_alpha_tocopherol
Vitamin_D
Cryptoxanthin__beta
Lycopene
Lutein_and__zeaxanthin
Tocopherol_beta
Tocopherol_gamma
Tocopherol_delta
Vitamin_C_total_ascorbic_acid
Thiamin
Riboflavin
Niacin
Pantothenic_acid
Vitamin_B6
Folate_total
Vitamin_B12
Choline_total
Total_Choline
Free_Choline
Choline_from_phosphocholine
Choline_from_phosphatidylcholine
Choline_from_glycerophoshocholine
Betaine_2
Choline_from_sphingomyelin
Vitamin_K_phylloquinone
Folic_acid
Folate_food
Folate__DFE
Betaine
Tryptophan
Threonine
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Cystine
Phenylalanine
Tyrosine
Valine
Arginine
Histidine
Alanine
Aspartic_acid
Glutamic_acid
Glycine
Proline
Serine
Hydroxyproline
Cholesterol
Fatty_acids_total_trans
Fatty_acids_total_saturated
Butyric
Caproic
Caprylic
Capric
Lauric
Myristic
Palmitic
Stearic
Eicosanoic
Oleic
Linoleic
Linolenic
Docosahexanoic_DHA
Behenic
Myrostoleic
Palmitoleic
Eicosenoic
Eicosapentanoic_EPA
Erucic
Docosapentanoic_DPA
Phytosterols
Stigmasterol
Campesterol
Beta_sitosterol
Fatty_acidS_total_monounsaturated
Fatty_acids_total_polyunsaturated
Magaric
Lignoceric
Nervonic
Gamma_Linolenic
Heptadecenoic
Fatty_acids_total_trans_monoenoic
Fatty_acids_total_trans_polyenoic
Alpha_Linolenic
Cyanidin
Delphinidin
Malvidin
Pelargonidin
Peonidin
Petunidin
plus_Catechin
neg_Epigallocatechin
neg_Epicatechin_3prime_gallate
Theaflavin
Thearubigins
Hesperetin
Naringenin
Apigenin
Luteolin
Myricetin
Theaflavin_3_gallate
plus_Catechin_3_gallate
Daidzein
Genistein
Glycetein
Total_Isoflavone
Proanthocyanidin_trimers
Proanthocyanidin_7_to_10mers
Amount
Msre_Desc
Gm_Wgt
Oxalic_Acid
Nitrilosides
Malvin
Tyramine
Rutin
Nicotine
Coumarin
Salycylic_acid
Gallic_acid
Dioxin
Mercury
PCB
Eco-Unfriendly
One_carbon_metabolite
HDAC1_Inhibitor
HDAC2_Inhibitor
ODC_Inhbitor
DNA_Methyltransferase_inhibitor
11_hydroxy_steroid_receptor
Blocks_Schwarzmann


These were the physiologic parameters of interest. Almost all clients (n=980+) have extensive serological typing, all biometrics, dermatoglyphics, bioimpedance and breath hydrogen readings. Ancestral DNA (mtDNA and Y chromosome) and SNPs are capable of being evaluated by the software, but most patients do not possess this information.


Height (inches):
Weight (pounds):
Height (meters):
Weight  (kilos):
Client Ethnicity:
Client Year of Birth:
Client Gender:
Activity Multiplier:
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator:
ABO Blood Group:
A1/ A2 Sub Type:
Rh Blood Group (all CDE/cde haplotypes)
Secretor Status:
Lewis Blood Group:
Duffy (FY) Blood Group:
MN Blood Group:
PROP Taster:
Client is caffeine sensitive:
Client is lactose intolerant:
Y Chromosome DNA Haplogroups:
Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups:
Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF-a)
Interleukin 6 (Il-6)
Glutathione S-Transferase P1 (GSTP-1)
Vitamin D Receptor (VDR)
Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR)
Copper
Glutathione S-Transferase M1
Glutathione S-Transferase T1
Peroxisome Proliferators Activated Receptor (PPAR)
Collagen Type 1 (COL1A1)
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)
Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS)
Lipoprotein Lipase (LPL)
Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein (CETP)
Apolipoprotein C-III (APOC3)
Manganese Superoxide Dismutase (MnSOD)
Cystathione Beta Synthase (CBS)
Methionine Synthase (MTR)
Methionine Synthase Reductase (MS-MTRR)
Hx of cancer or neoplasia:
Hx of heart or artery disease:
Hx of bowel or digestive disease:
Hx of urinary or renal disease:
Hx of skin disease or atopia:
Hx of allergy or autoimmunity:
Hx of chronic fatigue:
Hx of low grade infection:
Hx of depression:
Hx of liver disease:
Hx of thyroid disease:
Hx of diabetes:
Hx of arthritis/ joint disease:
Hx of environmental sensitivities:
Hx of heavy menses/ menorrhagia:
Hx of premenstrual syndrome:
Client in peri-menopause/ menopause:
Hx of prostatic enlargement:
Hx of erectile dysfunction :
Fhx of cancer or neoplasia:
Fhx of arthritis/ joint disease:
Fhx of allergy or autoimmunity:
Fhx of dementia:
Fhx of depression or mental illness:
Fhx of diabetes:
Fhx of hypertension:
Fhx of heart disease:
Fhx of thyroid/ endocrine disease:
Fhx of kidney disease :
Anemia and/ or low ferritin:
Elevated C-Reactive Protein (CRP):
Low platelet count:
High platelet count:
Low white blood count:
Elevated liver enzymes:
Elevated glucose or HgbA1C:
High creatinine or BUN:
High sed rate or Oxystress :
Elevated cholesterol or LDL:
Low HDL or high homocysteine:
Water compartments:
Bioimpedance analysis:
Breath hydrogen:
Handedness:
Waist measurement:
Hip measurement:
Cranial measurements
Cranial measurements
Carabelli's cusp:
Incisor shoveling:
Gonial angle:
Upper leg space:
Somatotype:
Trunk to leg ratio:
Wrist tendon visibility:
Upper to lower leg ratio:
Wrist encirclement:
White Lines
Sydney Line
Left Hand D2/ D4 Ratio:
Left Hand D2/ D4 Ratio:
ATD Angle:
AB Ridge Count:
Left Thumb (D1) Ridge Pattern:
Left Index (D2) Ridge Pattern:
Left Middle (D3) Ridge Pattern:
Left Ring  (D4) Ridge Pattern:
Left Pinkie (D5) Ridge Pattern:
White Lines
Sydney Line
Right Hand D2/ D4 Ratio:
Right Hand D2/ D4 Ratio:
ATD Angle:
AB Ridge Count:
Right Thumb  (D1) Ridge Pattern:
Right Index (D2) Ridge Pattern:
Right Middle (D3) Ridge Pattern:
Right Ring (D4) Ridge Pattern:
Right Pinkie (D5) Ridge Pattern:
Therapeutic Bias:
Epigenetic Throttle:

These are linked via relational databases to a 'tabulator' which creates the super-tables out of this data and other external published frequencies and associations. This is then fed into a variety of multivariate tools that generate the Eigenvalues which identify the GenoType characterizations.


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Well Dr. D'Adamo, if that doesn't get down to the nitty gritty of individualization, not sure what does!  

Yellow Doc,

As I am sure you have read, a key feature of Explorers are their impaired detoxification processes.  Reference pages 155 and 156 and your answer will be clear.  Almonds can be a source of molds which interfere with Explorer detox.  In addition, almonds are a high source of omega 6 EFAs.  Improper ratios of omega 6 and 3 can inhibit an Explorers metabolism, as well as interfere with their immune system.  You should note, almonds are not a "toxin" but are a food recommended to be avoided only for 3 to 6 months while adjusting oneself to the diet.

A key point to emphasize here is, like his approach to medicine, Dr. D'Adamo's approach to nutrition is not "one size fits all."  I am sure you have seen this with your own patients.  

As time progresses, Dr. D'Adamo will begin to create tables of data to explain reasons behind food categorizations.  This however takes a great deal of time, as I am sure you can gather from his list of standards each food was versed against.  In the mean time, a close look at the food groups, and a through understanding of each specific genotype will probably lead you to your answers.

I hope this helps!  

Dr. C.
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Thank you all for the information and links, as well as the clarification on tomatoes!

Dr. D'Adamo, a special thanks to you for stepping in on this one.  I think it would add a great deal of value when presenting this program to my clients to be able to say that I know you have made these recommendations based on over 200 nutrient parameters and over 100 physiologic parameters.

As a clinician, I am sure you can appreciate my curiosity beyond a layman's understanding.  I will take a closer look at all of this, and add a link to your book on my blog!

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Thanks for the replies!




However, there were a couple things about the Blood Type Diet which didn't sit quite right with me.  One was the claim that eating tomatoes is harmful to all blood types.  populations with higher consumption of tomatoes have a higher prevalence of disease.


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Hi Yellow Doc,
Most of the genotypes will be able to return to the use of tomatoes after the initial acclimitization period of 3-6 months. This is what the black dot means. As far as I can see, it is only Genotype 6 (nomad) which would do best to avoid tomatoes.I'm sure that in time we will have access to all the information about the reasons for these categories (just as we have had in the Blood Type diet), but I guess that Dr Dadamo wanted us to get on with it as quickly as possible rather than delaying publication and dissemination of this new research until all the details could be made available. Through our contact with him during the years of BTD many of us have developed a strong trust in his goodwill and knowledge, and are prepared to accept this delay with patience.
However, as a professional I do understand that you must be sure before you set your clients on this path,so maybe the first step would be to use yourself as a guinea pig with your own genotype? Wishing you well...you may care to join the http://www.genotypediet.com board and share your experiences with others within your genotype?
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Yay, Dr. D and Lola both chimed in!


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great Dr D chimed in!
gave me more facts to add to my notes.....


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Hi Yellow Doc, and welcome to the forum.
I think that it is fantastic that you have come here and asked this very important question. As others have mentioned, many of us are also interested in the science/reasoning behind why a food is good for one type and bad for another. I think especially as some values have changed with the addition of studying the effect on 30,000 (I think that is roughly the number)genes rather than just the blood type gene. The BTD food values list is a great source of information for explaining why foods may be good for one blood type and bad for another, so we all patiently wait in eager anticipation of a similar list for GTD. And at the moment, whilst we are not qualified to interpret the data, it is great to know that so many factors were considered during the testing process (thanks for chiming in Dr. D)

If I were given a recommendation for a diet by my Naturopath I would want the reassurance that they had looked into the science behind it and not just recommended it on anecdotal evidence. My own ND recommended the BTD to me (pre GTD publication) although it had previously been recommended to me by a friend. I tried the diet for myself after reading ER4YT and guessing my blood type (now confirmed correct)based on how I knew I reacted to foods listed as avoids for type A's. I think ND's and MD's have an obligation to understand and believe in any diet they advocate, as most are more likely to take their advice how ever ill-informed it may be.


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However, there were a couple things about the Blood Type Diet which didn't sit quite right with me . . .
Also, as a Type A, I tried out a vegetarian diet for a time, and did quite poorly with it.



I'm a type A too.  I never tried the vegetarian thing though.  Eat salmon, turkey, tuna, chicken and other fish.  I found eating as a non-secretor allows more protein from meat sources and I felt so much better.


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Yellow Doc, you've got a great website.  Lots of great and interesting information!


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I was impressed when I read Dr. D'Adamo's list of parameters.  Then I noticed it is based on 980 clients.  Is that all?  Is that enough?

For presidential polls - which are not as important to me as my health -
Rasmussen polls 1,600 likely voters
Gallup polls 2,191 likely voters
Zogby polls 7,468 likely voters

The polls admit margins of error.  What would the margin of error be for the geneotype diet in a sample this small?
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