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jsilva
Thursday, December 7, 2006, 5:11pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I'm new to Eat Right 4 Your Blood type and so, please allow me to tell a bit of my story and ask for diet and supplement suggestions...

I'm a hispanic male (blood type A+) who had my first heart attack at the age of 42.  It resulted in having to have two stents.  Since then, I have had another heart attack in 2004 (two additional stents).

Unfortunately, I continue to have heart problems... I have had two angiograms this year (the last one took place last Saturday) trying to look for the root-cause of my chest pains.  The cardiologists have found a number of smaller blockages which they would rather treat with diet, medicines and exercise stents.  One small vessel, however, appears to be blocked 75%, but it is too thin (< than 2 mm in diameter) to have a stent.

For a while I was able to increase my HDL level above 40 (which is the goal given to my by my Drs.) by using a combination of Lipitor and NIASPAN, but the aftereffects of the NIASPAN were terrible flashings almost nightly. We replaced that combination with ADVACOR 20/500 about 5-months ago, but now my HDL has gone way down...

Apparently, one of my problems is that I have small arteries and so, we are thinking of seeking advice from a cardiologist who specializes these sort of issues to review long  term alternatives.

We are open to alternative treatment, hence this post.  Thank you in advance for your response.

Jorge

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Welcome,

Have you read any of the Blood Type Diet (BTD) books?

I recommend that you get the Cardiovascular Disease book, which is available in both hardback and softback versions.


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Victoria
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Hello Jorge, and Welcome to the BTD Forum!  

You are looking in the right direction by considering eating for your blood type.  It is the foundation for genuine health that any other health program should be built upon.  If we are eating wrong for our blood types, then everything else we may try is just like patching holes in a boat that continues to sink.

The very first thing I want to recommend to you is to get a copy of Dr. D's book on Cardiovascular health.  It is so good, and gives you exactly his recommendations on dealing with problems of this nature through the blood type diet as well as his pointers on dealing with stress, exercise and nutritional supplements.

In the meantime, here is a link to a brief protocol that is part of this website.  CLICK
Following the food recommendations for your blood type is the first most important thing you can do, with no delays.  LR4YT is my favorite all-round book, and covers all the basics.  Also if you can get your secretor test done, it will give you more information to base your program around.

If you go over to the member center and choose a blood type avatar that shows everyone that you are a type A, it will make it easier and quicker for folks to respond to your posts, and I know you will get replies from people regarding your health challenges.



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Jorge,
welcome!
try this great gadget online to help prioritize your supplement intake:
http://www.dadamo.com/ingrediator/determinator.htm
where are you from?


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Victoria
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Hey Jorge,
Good fast work on the type A shield!  

The more you tell us about your current eating habits and lifestyle routines, the better we can butt in and give suggestions.  So I look forward to getting to know you better.



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jsilva
Thursday, December 7, 2006, 5:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hello Lola,

The Ingrediator does not give recommendations once a person is already on medications.  Thank you for the suggestion just the same.  

I'm currently living in Southern California.  Have a fantastic day!
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jsilva
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Victoria,

Thank you for teh book recommendation.  I'll look into it. The only one I have read thus far is Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type.

Please tell me the advantages of knowing if I'm secretor vs. non-secretor

Thanks again,
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Lola
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Jorge,
you mean the determinator, right?
nevertheless it does question Your Medication History, so it might be worth trying it out, just for fun! )


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Victoria
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The food lists are similar, but not the same.  You may be working very hard to follow the lists, only to find out that you have been eating avoids.

I assumed for several years that I was a secretor, and was trying to follow the BTD.  I did have some benefits, but not until I got my secretor status tested and found that I had been eating some wrong foods for my blood type, did I then start to really feel the changes in my body.  When dealing with a chronic health problem, it's especially important to really eat right for your type and consume no avoids at all.

Dr. D says that to stop having illness, don't eat avoids.
For good nutrition, eat neutrals.
But for building good health, eat beneficials.

When I had breast cancer about 5 years ago, I started living on beneficials.  My improvement and healing was very fast.  There is quite a difference than when we eat neutrals, which are indicated just to give us nutritional variety, but not to live on.

By the way, ER4YT is the best book to begin with, but please continue on to take advantage of LR4YT.  It includes portions, frequencies and detailed lifestyle guidelines for both secretors and non-secretors.  If money is an issue, you can sometimes get the books second hand on Amazon.com.

By the way, 70 to 80% of the population are secretors, but 70 to 80% of those with chronic illness are non-secretors.  



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jsilva-welcome to the BTD forum and way of life.  As you can see from above there are many people here who are anxious to see that you are on the right track.   And yes...that is with the help of BTD.  As mentioned above by MoDon and Victoria getting the Cardiovascular Disease Book would be a great benefit given your illness.   As did Victoria, I too, assumed for three years that I was a secretor and did have some benefits in the beginniing, but not until I found out I was a nonnie that things became clearer to me.   Sooooo....secretor status is important.   And as she mentioned eating the right foods will benefit your well being.  Remember to treat beneficials as medicine, neutrals as food and avoids as poisons.  

Debra  


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An important example of the difference between an A secretor and an A nonsecretor is that corn goes from being a neutral food to being an avoid while tomatos go from an avoid to a neutral .Perhaps a big diet change based on an assumption. Maybe some A's will speakup as I don't have any in my family. One thing regardless is that beef, cheese,  and you are not friends. In the meantime use the typebase at the top of the page(just click on it) to look at the latest rulings on if a food is beneficial, neutral, or an avoid for your bloodtype. It also shows the different values for secretors and nonsecretors.

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look into some Hawthorn which is a great cardovascular tonic for A's especially if you have heart disease

http://www.dadamo.com/napharm/BTstore/BTSstore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=NP024


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Knowing your secretor status will be the key that unlocks the puzzle as to what your specific dietary needs will be.

I highly recommend (like others here) the cardiiovascular book, and reading Live Right 4 Your Type.  Live Right is the in depth story behind why you need to eat like an A.

The Cardiovascular book will fine tune your diet even more, cutting out more unnecessary foods, and get you on the fast track towards healing.  I can't stress enough the importance of avoiding the avoids completely, and getting as many beneficial foods for you type into you at every meal.

I also second miko's recommendation for considering taking the herb Hawthorne.

I recommend you read some of the real life Testimonials from other posters on the forum.  Many of them report significant, noticable improvement in their health, documented by lab tests.   And all they've done, is eat and live right, 4 their type.

Keep asking quesitons!  We're all here to help you succeed on this way of life.



Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
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knowing your subtype apart from your secretor status is also key, being an A.
subtypes MM in A
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/subtype/subtype5.htm

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''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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I have to have blood tests every 3 months... can I ask my Dr. to add a test for secretor/nonsecretor...?
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he might just happen to know what you are talking about!
good luck!

most Drs have never heard of the lewis test or the subtyping test (Serotype Panel).
NAP has a test kit which you can send off and here s where you might want to ask for the subtyping.....I believe those also perform the secretor test. you need to ask.
Contact Southwest Naturopathic Medical Clinic
in Scottsdale, AZ.  
480-970-0000  
Ask for a
collection kit for the "D'Adamo
Serotype Panel."  (DSP)
or
Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic
8010 E Mc Dowell RD #205
Scotsdale, AZ 85257
480-970-0000


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!

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Thank you all so much for your prompt responses and great info.

I just ordered the book on Cardiovascular health and will be buying hawthorn supplements today.

Have a great night.
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We're on your team, Jorge!  



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