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I have a brother, 12, who has Prader-Willi Syndrome and my mom and I were wondering if we should have him on the Blood Type Diet or the GenoType Diet?   So I just wanted to find out if anyone knows which would be better, since I have read that you can't get an accurate GenoType with a child, because they are still growing.


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put him on BtD first

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I have a brother, 12, who has Prader-Willi Syndrome and my mom and I were wondering if we should have him on the Blood Type Diet or the GenoType Diet?   So I just wanted to find out if anyone knows which would be better, since I have read that you can't get an accurate GenoType with a child, because they are still growing.

I am so sorry to hear this, as if I'm not mistaken, that is the devastating disease wherein the child has an absolutely voracious appetite and will basically do anything to get to food and just eat and eat and EAT.  It, if I'm remembering what I have heard about it, is a chromosomal/genetic thing and therefore quite challenging as it is definitely a "hard-wired" issue.  He will always have it.  However, I think that eating an optimal BTD or GTD diet would indeed help in the sense of being palliative by balancing out his brain chemistry.  It certainly couldn't hurt.  Usually, to healthy people, I advise starting on the BTD in order to get the foundation of these diets down pat.  However, in his case, maybe the GTD would be better, as it is more customized and takes more factors about him into consideration.

Either way, I hope he has a great team of doctors and ideally a naturopathic physician who knows about and is oriented to Dr. D's work.  If you could somehow get your brother an appointment with Dr. D, that would be AWESOME, imho, and the ideal.  For something like this, I would definitely move heaven and earth to see Dr. D and get a personalized nutrigenomic protocol, including being genotyped by Dr. D or his staff to ensure you get an accurate genotyping.  Best of luck, whatever you do.  


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Lola - thanks for your suggestion, we are working on saving enough money to purchase the secretor test for him.

Peppermint Twist - Thank you for your suggestion about seeing Dr. D, I will let my mom know. Yes you are correct about PWS, we have to watch him very closely, because he tends to sneak food. Luckily for us he does not like every single kind of food and so he avoids things that he doesn't like, like cauliflower.


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