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Victoria
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. . heart palpitations, etc.Just curious when you felt them as I can get them whenever...many times when going to sleep or waking up..heart seems to beat irregularly, also.
. . I am fine with coffee, black and herbal teas. I only drink coffee about 3 times a week, one cup of black tea each morning and green and herbals all day. I have felt I could be hypoglycemic in the past, before BTD, but my bloodwork is all good. Maybe it is the "A" thing...we tend to get sort of worked up/excited/ anxious when experiencing new or stressful situations. I can get this way from having interesting or passionate discussions/conversations.


Cajun, is it possible you might be getting just a little too much caffeine, since you have black tea in the a.m. and then some green tea throughout the day?  Even if caffeine is not a problem, high amounts could potentially cause palpitations.



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Interestingly, tea, even black tea which is an avoid for explorers in the book, does not seem to do this really.  Maybe since there is less caffeine in tea than in coffee.  Or tea is just a different thing altogether with different things in it.  Maybe something in the coffee itself causes this.

I did drink a decaf coffee today with like 15 percent caffeineated coffee, and i felt a mild hypoglycemic effect.  Eating two glazed donuts, which are diamonds for me;) helped me get out of it.  Decaf itself does not seem to really do this and i read it actually helps with hypoglycemia!

I do much better with caffeine in teas, but even too much tea has had bad effects on me in the past.  Just a little caffeine for me probably does what a cup or two of coffee does for someone else.  I feel much more pleasant and have more energy staying with decaf coffee and having a little tea instead.
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Eating two glazed donuts, which are diamonds for me;)


Is that a wink at the end or not.  I hope so...



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Victoria,
Oh my gosh,
I should have thought of that! I will start tomorrow by cutting back on caffeine (probably drink plain water all day) and see what happens!


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Victoria,
Oh my gosh,
I should have thought of that! I will start tomorrow by cutting back on caffeine (probably drink plain water all day) and see what happens!




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I'm confused.
I think coffee was good for type A.
I'm anxious, I feel headache, dizziness, depression, anxiety, fear.
Some days I am great, happy and active. But some days no.
I use few sugar, bread, coffee, soy milk.
Some days my hands are very sweaty. This occurs since childhood.
Somebody can help me?
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If I ate two glazed donuts I would have hypoglycemic problems for a week!!!!      Besides a lot of other nasty problems.


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I don't have issues with sugary foods, that is what is weird.  It is actually caffeine that can cause hypoglycemia in some people i am finding out.  It is a toxin listed in toxins for explorers, and i measure up as an explorer and fit the profile, so it makes sense.  Of course, i don't usually crave sweet foods so much, but do on occassion.

Yep, that was a wink!  They usually have those types of food provided at work for free, plus free coffee made here in louisiana available all day!  Good thing they have decaf, which does not give me hypoglycemia.  I stay with decaf now and bring teas.

It is good for A's overall, but for A's who are explorers, this may not be true.  It can be a toxin.  Explorers generally don't do well with stimulants but they are idiosyncratic so what works for one may not for another.
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Quoted from Stela
I'm confused.
I think coffee was good for type A.
I'm anxious, I feel headache, dizziness, depression, anxiety, fear.
Some days I am great, happy and active. But some days no.
I use few sugar, bread, coffee, soy milk.
Some days my hands are very sweaty. This occurs since childhood.
Somebody can help me?


Yes, coffee is fine for As on the general type A diet. But BTD isn't perfect, because we're more complicated than just our blood types. If you feel poorly after eating a food, you should avoid it.

Dr D has done a lot more nutritional research since writing the Blood Type Diet. His next project was The Genotype Diet (GTD),the softcover version is called "Change Your Genetic Destiny." In that system, he created/discovered 6 "Genetic Types" based on several factors- including blood type, but also other measurements. Type As can be Explorers, and coffee is an "avoid" on the Explorer diet. This gives a more scientific answer to "why some A's don't do well on coffee".

His latest research is the SWAMI software. You input some medical history and the measurements used to determine your genotype, and it computes a diet just for you- which is going to vary from somebody else's SWAMI and it's going to vary from any of the "book diets."

If you're not ready to move beyond BTD right now, that's OK. Just listen to your body and apply some common sense. Stay away from the foods that make you feel unwell.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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ruthiegirl and Easy E, thanks for informations.

Really, I don't know if sugar or coffee are bad for me.
I need note my body and the effects of any food.
The only thing that I know is I'm A+.
I don't know if I am secretor or no. Here in my city I think that don't have this blood test.
How is the SWAMI? My English isn't very good, and I have some difficult in the site, but I keep trying.....
What the symptoms of Hypogylcemia? This is the low blood sugar? This happens if I don't eat sugar, no? Why this happens if you eat donuts?
Sorry, I don't understand this very well.
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I again...
In the moment, I'm reading the books "Right 4 Your Type" and other about Right 4 Your Type and Menopause. I note some differences in the food lists.
Then, I search in the site (typebase) the updates.
Do you think this is the best option to me, in this moment?
Where can I learn more?
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Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar.

When you eat sugary foods, your blood sugar goes up. That makes your body secrete insulin, which takes sugar out of your blood and stores it as fat. Then your blood sugar gets too low, because the insulin is still in your blood, but the sugar was used up.  This low blood sugar makes you feel hungry, and can also make some people feel weak and shaky too.

When you eat foods that are high in fiber, fat, and/or protein, sugar is released more slowly. Less sugar is dumped into the blood at once, so less insulin is released. As the insulin does its work, a little more sugar releases into the blood. This keeps blood sugar stable and you don't get hypoglycemia symptoms.

The different books have slightly different food lists for a reason. Some foods are good for As in general, but aren't such a good choice for As dealing with menopause. Similarly, there are some foods that are not good for As usually, but help with menopause symptoms.

The typebase online does not include the special food values for menopause, fatigue, diabetes, etc- just the regular food lists. If you're in menopause right now, then follow the values in the menopause book rather than the website. If you're not in menopause, then follow the food lists online. Those are more up-to-date than the ones in the Eat Right 4 Your Type book.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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There are actually different reasons for it i have learned.  A more chronic low blood sugar could be early onset diabetes where insulin action is delayed after eating sugars.  In others it could be what is called a non diabetic reactive hypoglycemia where the person does not have markers for diabetes, but certain things cause an over production of insulin.

There is also a hypoglycemia that nomads can get that is chronic and related to some other mechanism.

Caffeine can cause it because of an adrenal response that can lower blood sugar for some reason.  It can also cause heart palpitations, anxiety, mimicing a stress response to an actual threat in the exact same way.  Stress hormones can actually have a strong effect on blood sugar, and caffeine triggers a stress response in some people.  A splash of regular coffee for some equals a whole cup for someone else.
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Thanks again.
I'm learning always.
I will observe my body, and what is good or bad for me.

Until another day.
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I see in the posts the terms Nomads, explorers, gatherers, warriors.
What it means? I don't understand it.
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the hidden epidemic, coffee, cocoa, carob, sugar, tropical nuts and fruits, yin/weakening to cells/organs of the body - happens very slowly over many years, many people these days way too yin - as Dr Lawrence Martin mentions on his site, diet for fast oxidizers / maybe similar to GT 'hunter'.  for me, mostly cooked vegetables, proteins - sardines, etc, animal fats as I wish to be a nice healthy strong type O, 'hunter' again one day! hooray for ghee, butter too.
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Quoted from Stela
I see in the posts the terms Nomads, explorers, gatherers, warriors.
What it means? I don't understand it.


First, Dr D wrote The Blood Type Diet. He worked on that for many years, refining it and publishing many books on the subject, including some for special health issues.

Then he discovered that some of his patients didn't get well on BTD, so he looked further to see what would work for other people. This extra research led him to the Genotype Diet.

When he put together the information he discovered, he found 6 different "Genetic Archetypes" that he called "genotypes." He gave each of these different Genotypes names: Hunter (only type O), Gatherer (type O or B), Explorer( A,B,O, or AB), Nomad (type B or AB), Teacher (Type A or AB), and Warrior (type A or AB).

In the Genotype Book (softcover is titled Change Your Genetic Destiny) he describes each of those 6 types and lists the foods each type should eat. In the SWAMI software, a special diet is computed for each user. These diets combine values from Blood Type Diet and Genotype Diet, and the diets will vary from any of the diets in his published books. However, each SWAMI will assign a Genotype label to the diet. My Gatherer SWAMI diet is different from somebody else's Gatherer SWAMI diet, but probably even more different than somebody else's Explorer SWAMI diet.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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the hidden epidemic, coffee, cocoa, carob, sugar, tropical nuts and fruits, yin/weakening to cells/organs of the body - happens very slowly over many years, many people these days way too yin - as Dr Lawrence Martin mentions on his site, diet for fast oxidizers / maybe similar to GT 'hunter'.  for me, mostly cooked vegetables, proteins - sardines, etc, animal fats as I wish to be a nice healthy strong type O, 'hunter' again one day! hooray for ghee, butter too.


I've been sipping on peppermint/spearmint/rosehip/hibiscus tea and it is very soothing.  I also have one with this and also has chamomile.  And one made of pure peppermint all by itself.

If i drank this every day, i think my insides would thank me!!



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Cajun,
I would wake up in the night with my heart pounding as though it would come out of my chest, really felt like I would die and of course that increases the anxiety and makes it worse.  Since then I've gone through a period when I would feel like my pulse/heart was going slow and like my system was just really going to stop, and my poor husband would take my pulse and reassure me.  And then off and on I've had times where I feel my heart skip.  I've worn a heart monitor and been reassured my heart is fine.  From talking to different doctors I've concluded it is adrenals/hormones and food allergies, the allergies or sensitivies cause the skipping. Used to happen in the evenings.  I can now do a little coffee and the odd black tea, but I often will feel a big jump in energy, a bit hyper.  Green tea/herbals don't cause any of this.  I also thought I was hypoglycemic in my 30's. I've read that you can have have a harder time keeping stable blood sugar which is not necessarily hypoglycemia.  And I think cortisol/sugar are connected.  Sugar is stored in liver, and caffiene makes it come out and so I think you are on to likely connections.  I agree I do think a lot is probably related to being A blood type. And yes I too can get  excited/ anxious easily.  People who know me well tell me they can tell.  Yup, including passionate discussions/conversations. I've been working on this past 8 years or more with some success.
Lin


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Thanks Lin!
Oh my gosh...OK, I am not alone then...
I am now drinking my one morning cup of black tea mixed with green.
I only drink coffee (always a small cup with a bit of soy milk)about 2-3 times a week.
I have been taking more cortiguard and my yoga helps alot!
But.....I cannot change who "I" am internally. I will still get excited easily and respond to excess noise, etc. with stress.
So, how do you work on that?  


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Cajun,
Good to have company   Glad you finding how to manage the caffiene.  Yoga is very good, I keep meaning to get back to that.  Holy Basil is good for when things are stressful, and magnesium.
There is a book called The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron.  And possibly most people who fit this are blood type A given what we know from Dr. D.  The book gives pointers on how to protect yourself from too much stimulation.  It's an interesting book.  
I found Mindfulness Meditation helped a good bit, but it isn't a cure, just noticing and being aware of what is going on when I'm anxious and thinking calm thoughts and taking deeper breaths, stuff like that.
Lin


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The sensitivity is good though, i find a little splash of reg coffee in decaf does not cause any issues at all.  My focus is much better than if i drank a whole cup of reg. coffee and im much more relaxed. It gives me just enough boost to feel good and energizing with no crash.

I really thought that caffeine as a toxin was not that big of a deal, but caffeine in amounts that i see "all those other people" take in brings way too much tension to me, and it comes out in different ways mentally and physically.
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