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carmen
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Hi, can anyone help with ideas to help my type 0 mum? (pretty sure she is a secretor). Suffers badly from constipation (for many years) but particularly bad with her medication. And major insomnia. She's taking drugs(not warfarin tho) for extreme high blood pressure, fluid retention, cholesterol, gout, osteo rheumatism etc. Is considered obese. In her 80's and finally going btd mainstream! Just had a coronary angiogram and that knocked her around a bit - no operable blockages.
Has been eating a lot of green salads with evoo & lemonjuice, lean meats, salmon, lots more fruit (espec  cooked prunes/juice), eggs, ghee, olive oil, lemon juice in hot water (has to watch her salt though), very little grain incl rice psillum brekkie cereal sometimes, and within btd freq, a few walnuts, really good at avoiding the avoids. Has a teasp slippery elm most days, maybe 3 litres plain water daily
Some vitamins & other supplements have to be vetted by the doc as she is on so many drugs.
Put her on bladderwrack in the past, can't remember(?) why she stopped.
Her local town can be challenging to find decent supplements & I am loathe to suggest 5 or 6 new pills to take. She will try dietary suggestions, and maybe one or two really vital supps - any priority?
I've looked at the online protocals & don't know which to aim for! BTD works really well for me, I know mum's probs are mainly from medication.
thanks in advance!!
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you don t want her taking more sups on top of all that medication!

beneficial vegetables and some fruit, along with her protein and good fats will give her
the nutrition her body needs to heal, slowly but surely, losing the weight.

perhaps the liver protocol may help her to eliminate all the waste from all that medication, and help her assimilate her nutrients well.


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Magnesium would help with the constipation and it is easy to find even in the supermarket.
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Carmen!

Awesome that your mom in her 80's goes BTD!! Chapeau!!

what I can add in food advice and supps is drinking plenty of water (green tea) and add flaxseedoil into her diet. Linseed or Flaxseedoil first thing in the morning (after the lemon and water) in a smoothy works miracles!!

I drink the Membrane fluidizer Cocktail: grapefruitjuice with flaxseedoil (with soygranules: you could leave that out for type O!) and fill the glass with pineapple juice!

What I notice for esp. type O's: they need their fatty acids!
Do have your mom eat ghee (clarified butter) and you could make it yourself..
It is awesome and ohsoooo healthy for all types!!

Take care and my best wishes for your mom!!

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I would suggest you help her tackle her insomnia. You would be amazed at how much sleep deprivation can exasperate many other ailments like high blood pressure. I'll give you a few suggestions. First have her take b12 (METHYL B12) 1 mg every morning when she wakes up. Make sure she gets sufficient exposure first thing in the morning to sun either outside for 20 to 30 minutes a day or sitting by a sunny window. Make sure she wears a sunscreen(preferably bought at a health food store)...most high blood pressure pills make the skin turn red easier from sun exposure. Sun is important in activating her circadium rhythm. At night after the sun goes down make sure she does not watch a lot of TV or is exposed to a lot of artificial bright light from many lights being on in her dwelling. Invest in a dimmer switch where you can control the intensity  For dinner make sure she incorporates foods that contain Tryptophan… a precursor of the sleep-inducing substances serotonin and melatonin. Here’s a link with suggestions…some are O friendly…

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T042400.asp.  

  Lastly make sure her bedroom at night when she goes to bed, does not have any light contamination from outside lights through the windows or LED alarm clocks…hard to do for the elderly since they may get up a few times a night to go to the restroom …but is very important for restful sleep. If she does go to the restroom a lot at night...put on a small nightlight  in the restroom or hallway leading to so she can see. Turning on bright lights in the middle of the night will screw up her sleep and make it harder for her to get back to sleep

She should aim at going to bed at the same time everynight preferably before 10pm in off summer months amd 11pm in the summer months...and wake or get out of bed when the sun comes up. This is the hard part because the elderly don't like to stay in bed for 9 hours.



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5-HTP.  This serotonin precursor seems to work
well for Type Os.  It also raises dopamine
levels.  If you are depressed, have
carbohydrate or food cravings, sleep problems,
or are feeling generally sluggish, 5-HTP can
be helpful - either alone, or in combination
with L-tyrosine.


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thanks for all the replies - I'm going to send a simple list of stuff (& why to use it) to mum for running past her doc.
I know the grapefruit is out - due to meds, sadly.
Strong magnesium ( + calcium) is one supplement she is already on (night cramps really bad otherwise).
cheers,
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