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jls91978
Sunday, December 23, 2007, 6:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I read in the book that type A has low amounts of stomach acid. I have numerous symptoms of low stomach acid and was wondering if anyone had any luck reducing problems brought on by this by following the diet closely. I am a vegetarian (no meat, fish, or poultry) but I still have symptoms. I'm wondering if following the diet more closely will help.
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when A's get acid reflux its due to low stomach acid levels
not high stomach acid levels. Have you tried a couple of
drops of gentian or bitters in some water before each meal.
Also in the morning the juice of half to a quarter of a
lemon in a glass of room temperature water.....
all this helps, and ofcourse avoiding all avoids!

do you know what your subtype is?
A1 or A2?


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Here is what I use. I put it in pineapple juice, really tastes good.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angostura_bitters


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I suggest you read the Type A section in LR4YT on page 192 titled "Increase Your Stomach Acid Levels".


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I use bromelian from pineapples and HCL supplements for big meals like dinner or sometimes breakfast. It helps even if I only use it for one meal a day. I think it keeps bacteria from getting a hold in my stomach which seems to give me issues when I dont supplement with them regularly. It works better for me then just using bitters. Especially when I eat meat, it really helps me digest it. I dont think I am really well suited to be a vegetarian although I was pretty much one through out middle and high school and college. I came out of college with a severe iron anemia and hypothyroidism. I am now almost totally correcting these with supplementation but I think the lack of Iron in my diet coupled with low stomach acid, my nonnie status made things difficult.
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Interesting.  Simply following the BTD for me is enough to calm my stomach.  I haven't had any trouble at all just being compliant.  Except when I was pregnant, then I'd drink a cup of decaf right after a heavy meal and my heartburn would instantly vanish.


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Berkowj, you might have been anemic from dairy and wheat, if you were eating them at the time. Both block iron absorbtion (if you're gluten intolerant) I've had anemia issues also during my life. I'm beginning to think I just have an iron absorption issue that's specific to my body.  My son who is a B had anemia issues a few times also so I'm thinking he inherited it. I still us Fergon, a plant based iron.

If I eat raw pineapple with food or candied ginger, that helps my digestion. I'm kind of sensitive, even tried the NAP supplements like the bromeleine and it triggered a migraine (that's my indication that something knocked my chemistry off balance). I think 500mg is too much for me.  I could probably just use 10 or 20mgs, but I never see it in the store less than 500mg.
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I had gotten tested for celiac disease but it was after I had given up wheat and gone on the blood type diet so I came back as negative. I have always had digestion problems and have just recently noticed some improvement after taking way to many antibiotics and I tried a new probiotic that really seems to be working for me.
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I have been taking probiotics as well and I have notice such a difference. Stomach problems for years due to IBS & Lactose Int. With proper diet and probiotics I am feeling so much better.
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Thanks everyone. I will have to try those solutions. I've just noticed recently that high acid foods seem to give me the worst symptoms. I ate tomato sauce on my spaghetti the other day and I thought I was going to die. Is this normal if you have low stomach acid? I thought high acid foods were only a problem if you had high stomach acid.
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have you read about the GT book yet?
gtd book
http://www.genotypediet.com/ComingSoon/pg_Press.html


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Thanks everyone. I will have to try those solutions. I've just noticed recently that high acid foods seem to give me the worst symptoms. I ate tomato sauce on my spaghetti the other day and I thought I was going to die. Is this normal if you have low stomach acid? I thought high acid foods were only a problem if you had high stomach acid.


I get heartburn just thinking about eating tomato-based sauces. It's interesting, though, that since I've been on the BTD, fresh tomatoes don't give me heartburn, just sauces made with tomato paste.


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Thanks everyone. I will have to try those solutions. I've just noticed recently that high acid foods seem to give me the worst symptoms. I ate tomato sauce on my spaghetti the other day and I thought I was going to die. Is this normal if you have low stomach acid? I thought high acid foods were only a problem if you had high stomach acid.


You just discovered one of the reasons why tomatoes are an avoid for us Asecs lol!  

I sort of think of stomach acid for me in these terms:  I tend not to produce enough to digest certain things properly.  But, if I eat acidic things, they cause a problem too because I don't have enough acid to counterbalance their acid.  It feels like their acid can burn my stomach ie heartburn.  Ok it may not be scientifically correct but it works for me lol.  

Having said that, the btd and eating compliantly has eliminated the problem for me.  And eating acidic foods with other avoids makes it worse, so if you want to cheat on something, don't eat it with other cheats lol!


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I agree Drea, same here...fresh ones never bothered me pre-btd either.  I think it is because so much of the water is cooked out of sauce, so the acid is very concentrated.  That is my theory anyway.  


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Foods made with vinegar are particularly harsh on my system. I can taste it, even in the smallest amounts.


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Me too Drea!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE vinegar...ate a lot of it pre-btd.  I have also discovered that it was a big culprit in a lot of my inflammation/pain issues too.  At least I think so.  I had an flagrantly defiant accidental bit of it a while back, and my body ached for days.  It was more than just the usual tiny bit that can sometimes sneak in (and seems to be ok) when eating out.  I got cocky.  Lesson learned.  


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Thanks everyone. I will have to try those solutions. I've just noticed recently that high acid foods seem to give me the worst symptoms. I ate tomato sauce on my spaghetti the other day and I thought I was going to die. Is this normal if you have low stomach acid? I thought high acid foods were only a problem if you had high stomach acid.


According to Typebase, Tomatoes (and all other nightshade plants) are an avoid for A Secretors.  My daughter just realized that a major part of her pain was caused by potato/tomato ingestion.  We also determined that she can tolerate some wheat, excessive amounts definitely cause her increased inflammation.  Wheat pasta with tomato-based sauce really caused major problems.  She really enjoys the No-Tomato Sauce from the Recibase on Rice pasta.


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I made the No-Tomato Sauce once, but it, too, gave me heartburn. Not sure why. I don't eat a lot of tomatoes, just once in a while.


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I found a tomato sauce at my health food store that is not made with concentrated tomato products.  The ingredients are San Marzano Plum tomatoes, artichokes, extra virgin olive oil, onoins, carrots, basil, parsley and salt.  It's called Hearty Artichoke Tomato Sauce by Lucini.  My husband likes it a lot (he's an O, gatherer).
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The No-Tomato sauce recipe has made me nauseated every time I've eaten it.  I don't know why.

Gumby, I LOVE LOVE LOVE vinegar too.  When I first went on the BTD and found myself suddenly super-sensitive to avoids, I had to be really careful.  Any tiny bit of vinegar would make my legs feel like I had bricks tied onto my feet.  My muscles and joints would ache for several days and I felt like I wanted to cry for no reason.  Now I can tolerate a small amount occasionally with no trouble at all.  When I was little I poured apple cider vinegar on everything.  I wonder what causes the vinegar cravings?  Candida?


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The No-Tomato sauce recipe has made me nauseated every time I've eaten it.  I don't know why.


It's weird, too, because in my case I can eat cooked carrots and cooked beets just fine.  


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Me too.  But in that combination, with seasonings, something about it really turns my stomach.


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Tomatoes are not an avoid for Warriors. I get stomach pain from lemons and grapefruit if I don't sprinkle some sugar on it to cut the acid.  I can tolerate tomato sauce if my digestion is ok. I put a little sugar and some red wine to cut the acid. I also add a whole, peeled carrot. (remove it at the end) Thats'a my secret, thats'a my trick.  
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Tomatoes are not an avoid for Warriors. I get stomach pain from lemons and grapefruit if I don't sprinkle some sugar on it to cut the acid.  I can tolerate tomato sauce if my digestion is ok. I put a little sugar and some red wine to cut the acid. I also add a whole, peeled carrot. (remove it at the end) Thats'a my secret, thats'a my trick.  


I don't get it. What's a warrior? Is that another type of category I am missing or is that just a joke.
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