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misspudding
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Had an interesting conversation with my mom and her twin (fraternal), my aunt, when in town this weekend.

Their mom (my grandmother) was A+ (part French-Canadian, but mostly American mutt).  Their dad, they're pretty sure, was O (mainly Irish and Danish (his mom was born in Jutland)).  My mom is O+ and my aunt is O-.  From what I can tell, I think my mom is a hunter or explorer and aunt is very likely explorer.

Mom didn't go through menopause, really, until she had a hysterectomy at 59.  She had fibroids.  My aunt, who also had fibroids (badly), went through menopause at 41!

Just curious if anyone knows their genotype and has gone through menopause.  Or if Dr. D or anyone else has statistics on age of menopause and genotype.  Pretty curious.




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My mother went through menopause after a polyps operation at age 42..0 neg. I am 0 neg. and i went through menopause around 47-48. Are you asking if 0 negatives go through menopause earlier than other blood types?


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hhmmm interesting thread my mum is a B Rh- but I'm not sure if she is an exporer, she once told me that she didn't remarked lots when going threw menopause....not even hot flushes, that lucky bum   and she was about 48 to 52 something likewise.... now I'm still 51 and get my everyday embracings with hot flushes... ..(omG.flu or fla   inggglish langguagge..   = pidginin as usual   .... but since I've stopped to take l'tyrosine and changed to l'phenylalanine & l'carnitin, it got much better with the feelings of a burning backside     (back  near my kidney's = so I think glad to not overdue my adrenal glands...


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My mum is O neg ( I think explorer or maybe gatherer )
She menopause around 54-55 - not much trouble - a few hot spells and dry vagina.
Her mother O neg as well ( no idea about her genotype) had menopause around 51-52


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I am close to 49 and no signs yet, my mother, a heavy smoker was completely finished by 48.
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I am 0+sec, 52 1/2, still waiting to get it over with....think I have fibroids, but not diagnosed.  I think my mom says she was 54, so I am hoping this is about right.  Have a sister 5 years younger who had a complete hysterectomy for problems she's had all her life, anemia, fibroid growths, etc.  Mom is 0+, sister with the problems is 0-, not a btder
and a younger sister, type 0+ who is 42, not sure what is up with her.....
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Speaking of twins.....my brilliant 6-year-old asked me the other day if identical twins would have the same blood type.  I assumed yes, but does anybody know?


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Quoted from Ribbit
Speaking of twins.....my brilliant 6-year-old asked me the other day if identical twins would have the same blood type.  I assumed yes, but does anybody know?


Yes they do and also the same DNA although there can be some slight variations due to outside factors as well as the environment in the womb


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I am type A, Warrior.  Finished menopause at age 53.  


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I am a type O+ Sec, Started in to Perimenopause at age 32-hot flashes and the like after the fifth child. A year and a half later I had a hyster. This took me from being sick (and sometimes unable to walk) for three weeks to one of being sick a nauseated only. The doctor tells me this is when my'right buddy' (ovary) is ovulating, but I do not produce enough hormone. I have horrible time with vag dryness and lack of drive, luckily my husband is understanding and is willing to help in anyway possible to make enjoyable. Come to find out it may actually have to do with candida.

Hope this helps. angel


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I started at 51 ...still in it but it seems to be slowing...I might be with Chloe on the age...(hopefully)

My mother was A as I am, and ate a B diet. She had terrible fibroids and a hyserectomy at 55.  I can say that I am intact and doing well.
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I've been having hot flashes for about five years (started when I was 45).
They have lessened, but I still usually get about 15 - 20 hot flashes everyday. They're just not as severe as they used to be. I used to get completely drenched!
I had a partial hysterectomy (I still have both my ovaries) when I was 32, due to endometriosis.
So, since I don't have a period anymore I'm not sure if I"ll know when it's over. Maybe when the hot flashes stop.  

I too, think a lot of my problems come from overgrowth of Candida. I've been having die off symptoms for about four months. I'm slowly getting rid of it all and the extra weight seems to be going with it.  

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Just finished reading a book on iodine....By Dr. Brownstein.  Very interesting.  Many
women with fibroids and menopausal issues are super low in iodine.  Iodine can be
obtained from sea vegetables. Although in this book, he's speaking about a
formula called Iodoral...  When iodine is low, this doctor says, estrogen can
be dominant. And estrogen dominance is one of the main reasons for so many
fibroids and hysterectomies.  I saw this happen to my sister...  A lot of estrogen dominant women are low in thyroid hormones.

http://www.curesnaturally.com/Articles/Misc/Articles/Misc107.html

http://www.shareguide.com/iodine.html

Get enough iodine, and you give yourself the necessary tools to produce proper thyroid hormones.  I didn't want to take the supplement Iodoral because it requires you have your iodine measured first...but I simply added a lot more sea vegetables
to my diet...I think this is especially important for women eating soy.  In Asia, when they eat soy, they always eat a lot of sea vegetables. Asian women don't seem
to have thyroid disorders. Nor do they have a lot hysterectomies.  My chinese
doctor/acupuncturist told me this.

Read the reviews on his book.

http://www.amazon.com/Iodine-W.....amp;showViewpoints=1


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I'm O- secretor, measure as Gatherer.  I didn't stop until I was 58 or59.  My endocrinologist at the time thought I was some kind of freak of nature.  Switched endos and he thought a tiny tiny dose of hormones (1/2 a low dose patch) would help with sleep issues.  I called him on my 60th birthday and said that my period wasn't what I wanted for my birthday.  No kidding - the day of my 60th birthday I got my period!  I took off the patch and never tried it again.  
My mother's an A and she stopped at 50.
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Genotype is Explorer, and menopause started in earnest at age 52 (April, 2000 was my last period).  At the time, I was fairly BTD compliant, and had just read Dr. Lee's book, so, very possibly for those reasons, menopause was pretty much a non-event. My mother died at 54, and as far as I know, she was still having periods.

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Fascinating stuff, ladies!

Found out later on my trip that my other aunt, who is A+ (probably a Warrior) went through menopause pretty late (late 50s).  Our grandmother was A+ (fits the Teacher stereotype to a T), also went through menopause fairly late (late 50s/early 60s).  That aunt is aging gracefully, though has diabetes as of a year ago (she's 70).  My grandmother aged beautifully.

My O negative aunt is not aging gracefully (she's 62) and, on second thought, I'm starting to believe she is a hunter.  She's always been very thin and has a pretty reactive system and had a ton of problems with wheat when she was younger.

They all had problems with fibroids, though.




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My last little bit of blood droppings came in July the year I turned 50.  I do not miss them.  I do not miss hot flashes.  


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Just finished reading a book on iodine....By Dr. Brownstein.  Very interesting.  Many women with fibroids and menopausal issues are super low in iodine.  Iodine can be obtained from sea vegetables


I don't know what my problem is but when I try to supplement my iodine, I end up with a migraine somehow.  I just read in the First magazine about  iodine deficiency and they recommend powdered Sea Vegies you can sprinkle on food called Sea Seasonings Triple Blend Flakes at the hfs for $3.50 for 1.5 oz. I need to check the ingredients for avoids though.  I thought that iodine in my vitamin plus iodized sea salt would be enough?    I do have a fibroid..not bothering me but the doctor found it.

Sea Vegies

Thank you bisnonna    I have a total of three cats.

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Hey check this out..

Phytochemicals in kelp have been shown to absorb and eliminate radioactive elements and heavy metal contaminants from our bodies. Sprinkle on soups, salads, tofu, pasta, stir-fries, dressings, dips, sauces, breads, tabouli..
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Quoted from 815
Hey check this out..

Phytochemicals in kelp have been shown to absorb and eliminate radioactive elements and heavy metal contaminants from our bodies. Sprinkle on soups, salads, tofu, pasta, stir-fries, dressings, dips, sauces, breads, tabouli..


I buy bags of kelp and open them up so that they will dry even more so that I am able to crush and grind them with my bullet.  I have them in a parmesan cheese shaker (no cheese   ) and sprinkle them on  most of my meals.  It even goes into my smoothies when I have them.   When I don't do this I get warm and red ears.  Have not had any hot flashes per se.   Years ago, before BTD, I used to get night sweats, but have not had any since then.   I started early...just before I turned 40.   If it weren't for this way of life I am sure I would have many more symptoms.    Kelp also adds a nice flavour to your foods.

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Age 52, but less than 2 months from my 53rd birthday. Very easy menopause, b/c I walked a lot & improved my diet! My mom had a bad one, but died of cancer at 55, so I'm sure her body was toxic which affected certain things.  They say the average age in the US is 51. My menopause was about when I thought it would be. My last wisdom tooth erupted right after that!  My teeth usually erupted later than average,but that was something else!


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Speaking of twins.....my brilliant 6-year-old asked me the other day if identical twins would have the same blood type.  I assumed yes, but does anybody know?


Oh how cute!  The answer is yes, they are identical.


Menopause at 39 albeit sugically induced.  I had suffered years of severe endometriosis.  When they did the sugery and removed the uterus it fell into pieces.  The endometriosis destroyed the ovaries too.  Nothing salvagable all of it had to be removed.  They put me on hormone and the weight gain began.  Needless to say, I am not on hormone anymore.  I am seriously considering bio identical hormone therapy due to the onset of vaginal atrophy.



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They put me on hormone and the weight gain began.  Needless to say, I am not on hormone anymore.  I am seriously considering bio identical hormone therapy due to the onset of vaginal atrophy.

BHRT caused me to gain weight. The Bi-Est made me gain 10 extra lbs.  Just an fyi.

My sister had endometriosis also and had a hysterectomy at 35.  I had my second son at 35 (going on 36) lucky for me I was ok, as I had my sons late. It's better to have kids young. If I had it to do all over, I would have had them younger. Now here I am in menopause still trying to raise them, when I should be having less stress because of the change..
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I buy bags of kelp and open them up so that they will dry even more so that I am able to crush and grind them with my bullet.  I have them in a parmesan cheese shaker (no cheese   ) and sprinkle them on  most of my meals.  It even goes into my smoothies when I have them.      Kelp also adds a nice flavour to your foods.


Thanks for the tip Debra!     I've been wondering how to eat the kelp..in the big sheets..when I tried to eat it as a vegie, in soups for instance, it's slimey..don't like the consistancy..so I got the Triple Blend Flakes today at the hfs. They also have kombu with cayenne but avoid of course for me. I got some white bean and spinach soup and it was very bland. I sprinkled the Triple Blend on it and it really improved the taste!
This is a whole new world of sea vegies opening up here! Wow!    I have a Bullet also!
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Yes thanks for the talk of kelp...made me look up and write down the sea veggies that are superfoods for me.  Going to get some pronto if they help with menopause!  I am sure they do other good things too  .


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