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My son is very interested in my diet. I don't know his blood type yet but his personality, health traits and physical characteristics are so similar to me that I don't doubt he is an O non-secretor. I was wondering if it was worth it to also do his genotype as I am planning on the blood test kit for him. He is 11, is this too young? AND do the blood type kits have an indefinite shelf life as I wouldn't mind getting one for all my kids but won't do it until they are ready. Thanks.
All Gatherer -72 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year Sam Dan
Location: East Coast
I think he is to young for GENO.. but if he is interested in BT that is great as that makes it easy to follow the books .. and much easier some day to switch to Geno.. by his time age 18 or 23 so much will have changed that it will be a great thing to look forward to..
The Geno type could be revealed some what by just looking at his grandparents.. whatever illness they have might be his inheritance.. so work cowards seeing life from 3 generations back.. then the future is more certain.. and can be more likely be prevented for longer..
I am O diabetes was only on my fathers side.. but I got it as will 3 of my siblings no doubt about it.. I wish they would think of PREVENTION more..
Mom had the cancer gene.. she gave it to my sisters family..
my grand - relatives lived to ripe old ages.. if cancer did not get the one side.
The other side might have dementia?/ or strokes
Being aware of my moms cancer history has made everyone much more aware, and at least 3 next generation kids have found cancer cells on their body.. NON of the cancers in my family was ever discovered by a doctor..
My diabetes was never properly explained.. I think they did not know - until recently - what causes it. It used to be laden with guilt.. learning that it comes from INTESTINAL issues to begin with has freed me of the guilt.. and so now healing my intestines ever more is my goal.. BTD allows me guilt free eating!!! hurrah all the way!
Him learning about being nonnie will be light years ahead of the general publics knowledge.. !
Glad you asked..
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Location: New York
He's certainly not too young to be blood typed! He'll benefit from the blood type diet, even if you choose to wait until he's older for genotyping.
I personally kept my kids on BTD until they stopped growing. DD1 got a SWAMI when she was 16, and I'll probably get one for DD2 around that age as well. (She'll be 16 in a month but I can't afford it right now.) I don't plan to get SWAMI for my son until he's done growing- which might not be until he's 20 if he follows my brother's growth pattern. I think the gentoype book is great for general information about how the genotypes work, but I personally did much better on BTD than GTD. I don't intend to switch my kids over to GTD from the book, ever- when they're old enough, I'll get them a SWAMI.
That said, I did measure my younger two kids for GT, just for fun. Based on finger lengths alone, my son is a Nomad, but he could also be Explorer or Gatherer. I'm keeping him on the B diet. I strongly suspect my middle child is an Explorer. I saw that nutritional yeast is an avoid for Explorers, so I stopped putting it in soups "for extra nutrition" (since it might be harmful for her rather than helpful) but continue to add it to my own portion (since it's beneficial for me.)
If I'd known about BTD when they were babies, I would have put them on it from the moment they started solids.
Ruth, Single Mother to 22 yo O- Leah , 20 yo O- Hannah,and 15 yo B+ Jack
Well just my 2 cents, my body shape has been the same since I was 8-9 years old in terms of the ratios like leg length to the rest of the body etc. A lot of my health problems started when I was 11. At the least he should be on some version of the O diet & see what needs to be changed as he gets older.
My problems started at 10 or so with issues like a kinked neck a couple of times a year and nosebleeds. I got psoriasis around age 14 and joint inflammation in my 20s. Pregnancies everything at bay in my 30s and bang, everything hit right after the last pregnancy like a ton of bricks. I am free of psoriasis and my arthritis down to 5-10%. Pretty good from not being able to open a door with one hand or lift a plate. Anyways, my son is getting regular nosebleeds now and had his first kinked neck experience this past week so.... Here I am (again)- for him.