Hey guys! Let me start off by saying I love this forum and I really believe the blood type diet is the best diet!
Although my test said I was a secretor, I find that sugar causes symptoms and I think I figured out why.
Some years ago, I unfortunately had rare adverse reactions to 2 medications and was very sick for a long time. Becuase of this, I had minor damage to my autonomic nervous system and it took me a couple of years to recover. Even after I recovered, my body still has residual symptoms. It seems that because my body was damaged, it now is in overprotective mode and overreacts to things it never reacted to before. My body is now hypersensitive and sees sugar as a stimulant to my nervous system. My body is now extremely sensitive to blood sugar spikes. I did not have these problems before the adverse reactions to these drugs.
Should I still eat sugar since I am a secretor or should I see myself as an exception because of what happened to me? Should I also avoid soy and wheat assuming the same thing?
Or could it be possible that I am really a non secretor and perhaps I might have had some cut in my mouth which cause my test to say secretor? Should I get retested?
I would love any input! Thanks! Kim PS How would I contact Dr. D to ask him please? Thanks!
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If you react badly to sugar, I would certainly avoid it.
It maybe after more time on the diet you will tolerate it better. But sugar is never going to be a great food for anyone. Far better to concentrate on foods with more nutritional value than calories.
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Sugar isn't good for you anyway, so avoid it & see what happens. I figured that I had low blood sugar in my 30s. So after avoiding sugar all these years, I have other bonuses. I am the only family member(small family) with low normal blood pressure & have good cholesterol readings. My husband, sister, & late father have/had BP issues & are/were on medication. [My mom was told she had HBP toward the end of her shorter life.]
Sugar itself messes up the metabolism & robs the body of B vitamins that are good for the heart, etc. Sugary foods usually contain trans fats & other undesirables. So, by avoiding sugar, I also avoided many other poisons.
Take it as a positive that sugar bothers you. It is hard to adjust to in our sugary culture, but if you get sick, you don't need it. Now that I'm on BTD/GTD, I also have to tell folks I don't eat wheat or dairy as well as other seemingly healthy foods.
There is a church picnic next Sunday. When I was young, I would have loved such an event, & enjoyed pigging out on foods I didn't normally make. Now I will probably come at the end to visit with people, like I did 2 years ago. That avoids the questions & the 'hungries' as I can't eat much except the veggie trays they will have. I'll go home & eat my own stuff & hope to get back for some chatter. Funny thing, I work at a bakery! Sea Salt & Light, Mrs "T" O+ PS Welcome to BTDland! You're gonna love it!!
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what else besides sugar causes inflammation. does 100% whole wheat also cause inflammation?
It's individual..with me it's rice. I don't eat that much rice but I've always loved basmati. If I eat rice more than 2 days in a row, my arthritis in my knee always flares up..always. If I don't eat it, no pain. I'm hoping the GTD will take care of that as Dr. D told me most of my intolerances are a result of the SAD. I still eat basmati...I won't give it up. (just not daily)