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ecstasy
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So I was reading stuff about low stomach acid because I had heard that you need high stomach acid to absorb minerals, and have been having muscle spasms I assume due to low magnesium
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There are two main consequences of low stomach acid:
   1.  You become protein malnourished. When your stomach acid is low, you are not able to digest protein.
          * Improper digestion of protein creates toxins in your intestines that can set the stage for illness and disease.
          * Improper digestion of protein also creates acidic blood, since protein is by nature acidic.
   2. You become mineral deficient. As your blood becomes more acidic, it will look for minerals from anywhere in your body, in order to get your blood to its more ideal alkaline state. Acidic blood robs your body of minerals, even taking minerals from your bones (which is important to know if you want to prevent osteoporosis).

Low stomach acid eventually creates a vicious cycle: low stomach acid = low minerals = acidic blood. This cycle continues because acidic blood further creates low minerals and low stomach acid.
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When I eat proteins, the spasms get worse, and also gets worse when I eat veggies too. Like if I eat kale, or eat green beans or broccoli.
Anyways, I just want to know how to get my stomach acid balance back in order..
Is there things I can take that are effective?

Or what would you recommend I do?


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If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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ok so I saw that you can buy tablets that increase stomach acid hcl tablets. Would this be a good idea? And.. one site says to take it before a meal, the other says that it should be taken a half hour after the meal?


What is a mind, if not something to be messed with?
What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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k well im off to bed, thanks in advance those who help  


What is a mind, if not something to be messed with?
What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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like humpty dumpty......you ve also been sitting on the fence and are now ready to begin your gut healing journey....take it one day at a time, but don t try going against the grain, literally speaking.....


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You are O.. allow your self to eat your diet, http://www.dadamo.com/which_diet_is_right.htm

which are you.. what are your foods.. you may be ingesting some things ever so small that mess up all the good food you are eating.. congrats on the Kale I just learned to eat it after hundreds of yours living on this planet.. should have done so years ago..

You will heal but look at all ingredients.. you will find a culprit in one of the foods bought in a store not coming from the outer lanes - fruit veg and meat.. maybe pepper?/ maybe some dairy powder..?

Trust the diet for a while, and add some lime slices to your water, if you care add some ginger in water, and by the way.. did you convert to Cocoa powder in hot water?? Please try that as it might also be a good thing for years to come and be much better for you then coffee or the like..

and if you have only just started to eat right, then sometimes its a small reaction to change.. so hang in here,,I  PROMISE you will figure this out.. O's have enough stomach juices..  we just need to be very specific.. (it took me years to figure out what avoid meant- on baby aspirin is a small thing but they say that it can change the whole body response for some and thin their blood... can you imagine a whole spoon full of avoids?? mind-boggling.. think in terms of salt.. some add just enough Iodine to it so that when we eat it we can avoid Thyroid issues.. avoids are tricky, they can be just dusted on other food and still the body reacts to 'allergies'.. so the rest you know..  good luck hunting..


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Other medical problems should be checked out by a gastroentrologist.  Hypo acidity and hyper acidity can feel very similar to each other.  Getting a ph reading of your stomach from a gastro doc can be helpful.

From my experiences with this diet, giving up caffeine, coffee, and greatly reducing alcohol consumption has helped me a lot with the acidity i had with my stomach and my stress responses.

And exercise can balance out stomach acid production.
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Other medical problems should be checked out by a gastroentrologist.  Hypo acidity and hyper acidity can feel very similar to each other.  Getting a ph reading of your stomach from a gastro doc can be helpful.

From my experiences with this diet, giving up caffeine, coffee, and greatly reducing alcohol consumption has helped me a lot with the acidity i had with my stomach and my stress responses.

And exercise can balance out stomach acid production.


Aren't coffee and red wine generally beneficial for A's? and Dr. D has always said A's can be deficient in stomach acid, for protein digestion. Right?



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O nonnies don't produce stomach acid like our O secretor brothers.
Don't force the stomach acid, work with it.  Smaller, more frequent meals might help.


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I'm having this problem right now too. My naturopath had me do a Hydrochloric Acid Challenge to be sure.

Take 1 cap HCL(betaine) 5 min. before largest meal that includes protein. If no burning then at the next large meal take 2cap HCL(betaine). If no burning try 3cap HCL(betaine) at next large meal containing protein. If no burning take 4 cap HCL(betaine) at next large protein meal. Then repeat the whole thing to be sure.

I could take 4 cap 5 mins before a meal and feel no burning at all.
So he has recommended I take 4 caps HCL(Betaine) with a large meal and 2 if it is a small meal and in time my stomach should start to produce it's own acid. When I take the pills now I eat a few bites of my meal then take the betaine and then finish eating.Taking the betaine 5 mins before the meal was only for the challenge.

He has recommended I take some other supplements to help bring more blood flow to the stomach which should also help with this problem.


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I'm having this problem right now too. My naturopath had me do a Hydrochloric Acid Challenge to be sure.

Take 1 cap HCL(betaine) 5 min. before largest meal that includes protein. If no burning then at the next large meal take 2cap HCL(betaine). If no burning try 3cap HCL(betaine) at next large meal containing protein. If no burning take 4 cap HCL(betaine) at next large protein meal. Then repeat the whole thing to be sure.

I could take 4 cap 5 mins before a meal and feel no burning at all.
So he has recommended I take 4 caps HCL(Betaine) with a large meal and 2 if it is a small meal and in time my stomach should start to produce it's own acid. When I take the pills now I eat a few bites of my meal then take the betaine and then finish eating.Taking the betaine 5 mins before the meal was only for the challenge.

He has recommended I take some other supplements to help bring more blood flow to the stomach which should also help with this problem.




Ya I seem to have most symptoms mentioned on low acidity. I think I'm gonna try that test. And from looking online hcl isn't very expensive so why not.

And thanks others who answered, I have been eating lettuce (which is black dot for hunt).. I guess I just don't really think that eating one small thing could really matter. But, I'm gonna totally give up all the foods that it says to. That's interesting about the aspirin thing.


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What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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Type A's and type O's are generally at the opposite ends of acid production, so remember that one size does not fit all.  



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So I was reading stuff about low stomach acid because I had heard that you need high stomach acid to absorb minerals, and have been having muscle spasms I assume due to low magnesium
--
There are two main consequences of low stomach acid:
   1.  You become protein malnourished. When your stomach acid is low, you are not able to digest protein.
          * Improper digestion of protein creates toxins in your intestines that can set the stage for illness and disease.
          * Improper digestion of protein also creates acidic blood, since protein is by nature acidic.
   2. You become mineral deficient. As your blood becomes more acidic, it will look for minerals from anywhere in your body, in order to get your blood to its more ideal alkaline state. Acidic blood robs your body of minerals, even taking minerals from your bones (which is important to know if you want to prevent osteoporosis).

Low stomach acid eventually creates a vicious cycle: low stomach acid = low minerals = acidic blood. This cycle continues because acidic blood further creates low minerals and low stomach acid.
---

When I eat proteins, the spasms get worse, and also gets worse when I eat veggies too. Like if I eat kale, or eat green beans or broccoli.
Anyways, I just want to know how to get my stomach acid balance back in order..
Is there things I can take that are effective?

Or what would you recommend I do?


No.

You have absorption issues from a bacterial overgrowth. You are looking for answer in the wrong places. Your last posts about onions, candida, etc... clearly discern to me a pretty ongoing bacterial overgrowth that is not going to be overcome with a hiccup.

Stop eating sugar.

Try lamb for awhile once a day. If you are a nonnie it will be easier to benefit from it. Mix it with allowable leafy greens that contain magnesium. Eating the two at the same time will do the most for absorption.

Do not ignore your small portion of Parmesan cheese.

Make Ghee or buy Intrinsa and Polyflora O would be advisable if you are going to make an order.

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That is of course if you are a Hunter. Blood sugar issues can look like everything else you can possibly think of... and increasing insulin receptivity can bring life back into areas of the body.

You can also take a guess that these spasms are even a sign of healing. They may well be responses to dieing bacteria.

The one correction you might want to make is to be sure and get good Omega 3's especially if you are not eating fish or grass fed animal.

Start enjoying that your body is changing for the better.
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Type A's and type O's are generally at the opposite ends of acid production, so remember that one size does not fit all.  


yeah.. I know, but low stomach acid... is low stomach acid. It's the same problem


What is a mind, if not something to be messed with?
What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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No.

You have absorption issues from a bacterial overgrowth. You are looking for answer in the wrong places. Your last posts about onions, candida, etc... clearly discern to me a pretty ongoing bacterial overgrowth that is not going to be overcome with a hiccup.

Stop eating sugar.

Try lamb for awhile once a day. If you are a nonnie it will be easier to benefit from it. Mix it with allowable leafy greens that contain magnesium. Eating the two at the same time will do the most for absorption.

Do not ignore your small portion of Parmesan cheese.

Make Ghee or buy Intrinsa and Polyflora O would be advisable if you are going to make an order.



a hiccup? What are you talking about?

And like I said.. your body won't absorb the magnesium from the leafy green or anything if your stomach acid is low.
I'm am soo getting these hcl tablets. I actually read this whole long article about how most degenerative disease stems from low stomach acid, it was super interesting.




What is a mind, if not something to be messed with?
What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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Yes it is interesting, and relevant to people with the A antigen. Dr D has mentioned many times it is a problem for Type A blood.

If you had low stomach acid you would get heart burn via eating poor things. I know because my mother for example (AB+) was on anti-acid prilosec for 10 years. She only gained weight and in the last few years began to show every sign of pre-diabetes but now is doing a bit better. The trouble is getting her to eat more things that benefit her like soy. I just got her off chicken, corn, and coffee (that was the hardest). Sugar is next. She is going to do some dumb program with a doctors office where they put you on almost the same diet and give you a hormone.

Also I have had heart burn from low stomach acid.

What you are not getting is that there is not enough stomach acid in the world to make you absorb nutrients when your gut flora is really out of whack.

Are you sure you are a hunter? Does your body profile fit it well? Are you overweight? Seriously if you were not a hunter then blood sugar could be the culprit to all of this...

I think you are wasting money and prompting your body for an ulcer with HCL. I am trying to warn you that the information Dr. D provides is potent and powerful, yet hard to understand the full nature of; but the end product is worth it. You see I have been down the road of trying all sorts of things and in the end I think I am way worse of it especially since my health does not recover as rapidly as when I started this whole adventure. You do not want that.
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ya I get heartburn.
Ya hunter profile fits me very well. I got like over 20 on strength meter too.

Well.. I haven't always had this problem, I know maybe my gut flora is messed with, but wouldn't it get back quicker if my stomach acid was back to normal?
I take probiotics, they cause more stress on my body really.. I'm probably gonna get the one especially for o's though.

oh ya and I don't eat sugar or simple carbs.. I haven't for awhile now. I sometimes eat berries.

And ya I know what you mean about feeling worse by trying different things... I heard eating raw garlic would help "balance gut flora", but I only started feeling worse and worse, then I realized that it was most likely the raw garlic that was causing it, cut it out, and started feeling better.


What is a mind, if not something to be messed with?
What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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and no I'm not overweight.. I'm hunter and an O, and I'm young, do you really think I'd be overweight? lol


What is a mind, if not something to be messed with?
What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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The relationship between stomach HCL level and blood types, I understand, is based on statistical relationship: O's tend to have the highest level followed by B and A's and AB's tend to have low. But there could also be some O's with low HCL and some A's with relatively higher HCL level. So ecstasy could well be an exception that proves the general rule!

Another possibility is he has high HCL level, but some health issues to tackle. And the reactions he got from eating garlic could be a typical reflection of the healing process (things might get worse in the short term before getting healed finally.) Often, we focus on the immediate reactions and made decisions, which might go wrong due to the time lag in the healing process.

I have also noticed similar problems in my wife (an O), whom the doc gives now and then HCL supplement which works. But I am still worried whether it might damage her system in the long run! The better approach would be to ascertain the actual level of HCL if possible (like ascertaing your BP, eg)!



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I actually read this whole long article about how most degenerative disease stems from low stomach acid, it was super interesting.


OK and NOW start to read the old books by DrD.. Eat Right for your type.. Live right $ your type.. they contain much good information that is not in the Geno book.. You are hunter, but the older books will explain stuff you don't readily know,,

YOU are O.. we don't have low stomach acid.. not even when we are ill.. all we need to do is have a good hearty discussion as we have here and our stomach acid flows.. You are O.. never forget that, you are so special compared to others that you need to READ all that each book contains about being O.. and HUNTER what fabulous life ahead of you .. trust DrD's and YES indeed buy sups for TYPE O only as they will not contain stuff as fillers that will actually make you ill.

I am O and I am so pleased to be O.. It is a great thing to be O, but just the slightest bit of some even neutral foods can put us over the top.. avoids are purest form of poisons.. BUT O foods Super beneficials as medicine and Beneficials to fill you is the way to go here.. try this for one week and you will see how good you can feel.. but no small cheating.. stuff yourself with veggies or even juice them for added potency, eat your fruit whole, and relax after some exercises.. Your internal juices will be flowing .. especially if you take the time to 'CHEW" your juiced vegetables. By doing so you give advice to your body internals to GET READY for the food that is coming down.. and it will do the rest..  

AS for stuff you bought before today.. not from the O BTD store, I bet there are avoids in them.. look for them and you will find what is making you feel discomfort up or down..

hang in here.. all the best..        


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The relationship between stomach HCL level and blood types, I understand, is based on statistical relationship: O's tend to have the highest level followed by B and A's and AB's tend to have low. But there could also be some O's with low HCL and some A's with relatively higher HCL level. So ecstasy could well be an exception that proves the general rule!

Another possibility is he has high HCL level, but some health issues to tackle. And the reactions he got from eating garlic could be a typical reflection of the healing process (things might get worse in the short term before getting healed finally.) Often, we focus on the immediate reactions and made decisions, which might go wrong due to the time lag in the healing process.

I have also noticed similar problems in my wife (an O), whom the doc gives now and then HCL supplement which works. But I am still worried whether it might damage her system in the long run! The better approach would be to ascertain the actual level of HCL if possible (like ascertaing your BP, eg)!



uhh.. yeah, NO. I hate it when people start feeling crappy and people say.. oh detox. Even though the symptoms aren't even detox. Besides I've done different cleases and stuff... I never rid by body of toxins. Like things are always like.. when you do this, you'll be getting rid of toxins! And I feel exactly the same

To be honest, I don't even think my body has much toxins in it. I don't have chronic fatigue, I sleep fine, I don't have any weird fungus problems, heck, my acne pretty much has went away. BUT what I do have.. is mental fatigue, strong mental fatigue. Like to the point where I can't even feel emotions, I don't enjoy anything, it's just bad.

Just sayin, that I think my problem is different, I think my problem is something to do with cortisol. And very different than most of what is dealt with.
Why do I think it's stress and cortisol? quite a few reasons
because I eat protein.. I run to the bathroom (not immediately but for hours afterward) I have to pee. Same thing will happen if I eat something high in sugars, or fruit, or same thing will happen if I'm just plain stressed, physically.
then I found out that elevated blood sugar increases cortisol.. and when protein isn't broken down all the way it increases cortisol levels too. I always wondered why I would be having to go to the bathroom after drinking a smoothie, or eating a bunch of chicken (this was before I started the diet).
I know this is a generational thing too. My mom.. I think actually died from stress. I mean.. it was a very slow process. Like at first she just started having panic attacks a lot. She couldn't handle stress, and it affected her differently. See for me, instead of feeling out of control, my.. mind dissociates itself and I just experience everything less.
Then eventually she had problems walking, couldn't walk or do much of anything by herself. She then got dementia. Then one day she just had a seizure and died, she was 59. This all happened over like almost a 10 year period.
Oh and doctors.. never knew what was going on, they did different tests for thyroid, lymmes disease, other stuff. Our whole family is affected by this to some degree. I can definitely see it in my sister. She tells me how she can't get sad about things, and sounds just like how I was not more than a year or so ago. My other sister reacts to stress like my mom, she gets panicky very easily, she's a spaz. My brother.. I don't know, he tells me how he forgets things all the time, but I don't think he's doin okay. My whole family actually thinks that we have some brain disorder, and maybe we do. But they think there's nothing we can do, but.. I think diet will help. Because I have started to feel better after starting this. So that is saying something.

I recently went to this other naturpathic doctor though. He uses like these patches to help people. I know that sounds weird.. but when he was doing the different tests and stuff, it was really interesting. The patches have like electrofrequencies. That work like medicine.. but it's just something you stick on your body. It's hard to explain but anyways point is.. is that, he somehow came to the conclusion that there was something wrong with my hippocampus. And I later read that stress affects the hippocampus.

Now that I realize that stress probably caused all my problems, and I think my body's ability to not react to stress very well was probably also due to my diet, and just.. probably genetics too. I can see how I got so bad though.

I know this sounds stupid, but I use to play this game.. that would get me extremely stressed, every single night too.. for like hours. Like the whole time my heart would be racing, it would drain me.. I know this was soo bad for me now, but back then I didn't even know it was bad at all.
And I would do this almost every night.. for like more than a year probably.

So if my body's under stress, your body doesn't produce enough hcl, so your body doesn't breakdown food all the way, causing more stress.
Well I am still kind of confused as to how cortisol/ stress and everything works.. or why it affects my family so much. I was thinking about maybe getting dhea. It's suppose to block cortisol. Like I did try it, but only a few capsules over a few days. I felt like I was more awake. I felt more clear headed too. But I also couldn't go to sleep. Don't know if I should have continued taking it or not.

I just am very cautious about the things I take, because supplements and things that are suppose to help.. just make me feel worse. And seem to cause a stress reaction too.

Ok.. I wrote way too much. lol


What is a mind, if not something to be messed with?
What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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hello ecstasy... I've just had a thought, wasn't sure whether to post it or not but...

do you have any metal fillings in your mouth?
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nope, never had a cavity.


What is a mind, if not something to be messed with?
What is consciousness, if not a state to be altered?
If it helps to substitute for the phrase "messed with" the word "clarified" or "purified" or "alchemised" or "beautified", then perhaps my meaning is taken. A mind is a terrible to waste.
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ok that's good.  
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What do you do for exercise?

I am still concerned that all the things you say "bother" you and are not "detox" things are indeed correcting your health. I tell you that your stress levels with a gut flora imbalance will always be extremely elevated and irritable. I know this first hand.

You may not have many toxins but dieing bacteria does. Bacteria does not manifest in cells... so when it manifests in places it should not be it does not do apparent harm. The symptoms come when the body kills the bacteria or blood sugar dips too low to provide food for them.

Faith in the diet means eating the most highly recommended things for your BTD/GTD and the things mentioned the most for you are the ones you keep saying no too.

You peeing when you eat protein is more likely than not, not what you think. When your body has a bacterial overgrowth and maladsorption issues (you are correct on that) your cells will stop correctly storing water. It may not be insulin resistance but it is a form of Edema. Edema occurs the easiest in protein deficient people from what I understand. That is 100% true of my family who has low stomach acid and low IAP (A antgin people); that they experience Edema and never eat enough protein they can absorb.

When you actually get enough nutrients your body if flushing. What will benefit you is drinking a good amount of water and continuing with the protein. It will not be nice for a little bit but worth it in the end.

Think about it... without the good animal protein to release IAP you are not absorbing protein well on top of not killing the bacteria adhering to the intestinal wall (Dr D talks about how IAP is key to BTD/GTD Type O to prevent the adhesion of bad bacteria that can lead to candida etc).

I feel very confident that with what is given to me for information I have dissected every last thing you talk about but in a fashion that fits your BT & GT, unlike your rhetoric of naturalpathic medicine referring to A and AB problems.

It is not about competition but wasting time and developing worse health sucks.

By the way inflammation of intestines could be a likely culprit of heart burn too.
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