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 If you're diagnosed with ADD, what's your blood t?
Blood type O that suspects they have  ADD (30 votes)
28.04%
Blood type O formally diagnosed with ADD (29 votes)
27.10%
Blood type A that suspects they have  ADD (21 votes)
19.63%
Blood type A formally diagnosed with ADD (10 votes)
9.35%
Blood type AB that suspects they have  ADD (7 votes)
6.54%
Blood type B formally diagnosed with ADD (5 votes)
4.67%
Blood type B that suspects they have  ADD (4 votes)
3.74%
Blood type AB formally diagnosed with ADD (1 votes)
0.93%
107 Votes Total Last vote Thursday, July 17, 2014, 4:02am by krockak
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Welcome Josh, glad you found the book and this site!


“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

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Thank you!  Glad to be here.  


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Josh,
here is more on your individuality
http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeB_basic.asp
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euXPJuoBIMY
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http://www.dadamo.com/media/PersonalizedNutrition_B.pdf


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Healing the gut makes everything better too, as does eating less sugar, be in in wheat, candy or whatever. plus you may find that a little more good oil in your diet helps especially flax, and perhaps hemp seed maybe try and see how it affects you.


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Welcome GameMaster!

It's really a shame your parents didn't stumble upon the Feingold Diet when you were a child, as that probably would have helped you a lot. OTOH, my parents DID stumble on Feingold when I was little, but my therapist talked them out of implementing it. Certainly, nobody thought to cut wheat out of my diet then (nor did I think to do that for my type O daughter when she was in 3rd grade). In a nutshell, Feingold cuts out artificial colors, fragrances and flavors (in the diet, topically, and the environment), plus cuts out all salicylates during "stage one" but it's not blood type specific.

My type B son definitely gets behavioral reactions to tomatoes. I'm not sure how he reacts to artificial colors, because I've had all my kids off them since 2005 (when my son was only 3.) If you haven't already done so, you may benefit from cutting out fragranced home cleaning products, artificial colors in body lotions, etc. Many people react to chemicals that they touch or breathe in, not just those they eat.


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Thanks Ruth,  Through the Feingold website and other similar forums I came across the LR4Bt book.  It's a real shame my mother didn't know about the artificial colors and the wheat.  But she grew up with home cooked meals with lots of bread, chicken and sweets from the store.  That's how she feed my brother and I.  

That's the past though.  I'm just planning for the future now.  

BTW... I hated tomatoes as a kid.  I felt as I go older I was just being spoiled.  So I learned to love them.   !  Oh, well.  

Have a Blessed day!
Josh


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Quoted from GameMaster
BTW... I hated tomatoes as a kid.  I felt as I go older I was just being spoiled.  So I learned to love them.   !  Oh, well.  

Have a Blessed day!
Josh


Me too! Unfortunately I learned to love and make a killer marinara sauce and then had to give it up. Tomatoes are not my friend


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GR, can you tell me what reaction you get from tomatoes?
I am curious because they are the one avoid that I have not been very compliant with. I eat them fresh, in sauce or salsa. I don't indulge daily but I do weekly.
Just thinking they may be adding to the sinus issue.


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Welcome to the forums, Josh.     This diet has helped my ADD considerably.  My mom knew enough not to feed us artificial anything, but we ate a good bit of whole wheat bread and we drank a good bit of milk.  At least it wasn't all tampered with.  I'm sure I would have been a lot worse off if I'd been eating fake food.


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Thanks Everyone for the warm welcome.  

Quoted from Ribbit
I'm sure I would have been a lot worse off if I'd been eating fake food.
Things like sugared cereals were the worst!  I loved them and now I miss them.  

I'm fortunate that I was always active.  Up to about 8 years ago I started working a
second shift job.  Eating "lunch" at 9pm really messed my system up.  I gained weight very fast and ate a lot of sugar just to function.  I was also just married!  My ADD was at it's worst in a long time.  I left that job 4 years ago and
started my own business.  Since then my weight and ADD is back under control but I feel there is something still not right.  I'm not healthy.    But that's why I'm here.  

Thanks and Have a Blessed day,
Josh



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Since then my weight and ADD is back under control but I feel there is something still not right.  I'm not healthy.    But that's why I'm here.  
As a Type B, it is possible for you to be a Nomad Genotype.  Per Dr. D., Nomads are known to have sluggish livers.  It may do you good to either do the GTD or even better, SWAMI to have a more personalized recommendation.

If either of those options are out for now, you could try following the liver protocol to see if that helped you.




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Nomad, huh?  I've always felt like I was wandering through this life.  Home is where I laid my head. As the old saying goes.  

The SWAMI test is on my to do list.  But for now I'll look into the protocols.  Even if my Liver was functioning correctly it would still be good to use the "Hepatiguard" anyway.  Thanks ABJoe.  

BTW...Could you point me to some more info on the SWAMI. I've seen the video.  It was very informative.  

Thanks and have a Blessed day!
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If you look at that chart at the very top, the distributions of add mirror the frequency of blood types in the population.  To me it looks like add does not pick a blood type over another!
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I sounded like a know it all...guess that is my A nit pickyness coming out.  It just jumped out at me.  

Prob if anyone does not eat right or take care of themselves, they will be less focused.  Seems like some just are affected a lot more than others by poor diets and the like.
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I have ADD and there have been times when it really "threw a monkey wrench into my life".  It created havoc.  

I honestly don't believe that blood type is an accurate indicator as to who will have ADD and who will not.  I have read at least eight books about adult ADD (I was diagnosed when I was 33 yrs old)

There are books on how to handle it in your relationships, with parents, at work, etc.  IFor me it's not really the ADD itself but the "time involved in finding a diagnosis (the correct one), accepting the fact, putting into play the techniques that will work for you and living with it to the best of your ability.  It has been proven that people with ADD are very creative etc and therefore can become extremely successful in their chosen fields.  

It really is not about blood type but about the way in which your brain is "wired".  It is a very hi tech word in this day and age but an accurate one for people with ADD.  

I managed to compensate for it when I was a child but it did take its toll.  I missed out on opportunities that people without it took advantage of and motivated themselves to further their fulfillment in life.   This is a big deal when you are over 60 years old.  

I continue to support parents with children who are tearing their hair out wondering why their small innocent child is hyperactive and acting out in a wild fruitless way with them and at school.  Plus having to make a decision, if necessary, to medicate their child.  

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Joy, ABO type is not any kind of indicator for ADD, but the Explorer Genotype and some others are.  Also it may be that non-secretors might be more prone.  Fingerprints on index or thumbs that do not correspond with their counterpart on the other hand are linked with fluctuating asymmerty - a possible description of the neurological development required for ADD.

My compensating methods have developed into different resources since my therapy.  Although I do not appreciate it, my Father tells me that I am patient with people who are slow to learn.  I tutor mathematics professionally.


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Paul,

I read what you posted a few times and I agree in part.  

There are a few words to take into consideration with a condition such as ADD.  The books I have read indicate there is no surefire diagnosis.  It can be in combination with other causes and on and on.

I guess we have to keep in mind the words - indicator, prone, and possible indication.  When I tell someone I have ADD (and I choose to whom I tell very carefully) I can tell immediately that they have no clue what it is all about because I see that glazed look in their eyes or a subtle deer-in-the-headlights look.  Unless they have it also most people don't have a clue.  I don't really blame them because it is a condition that  has definite markers but how it plays out in the individual's life is sometimes another matter.

A person's compensating skills are sometimes truly astounding. I appear to be a very patient person.
I am impatient (in some instances extremely impatient).  

In fact  I  actually possess very good listening skills.  


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It has been proven that people with ADD are very creative etc and therefore can become extremely successful in their chosen fields. Joy

My husband's nephew has ADD, and he is brilliant! Has a wonderful job and lovely family.


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Paul,

I read what you posted a few times and I agree in part.  

There are a few words to take into consideration with a condition such as ADD.  The books I have read indicate there is no surefire diagnosis.  It can be in combination with other causes and on and on.
Joy, people who are enthusiastic about a particular approach want that approach to be the best.  It is a normal and understandable stance.  The therapy that I received is by no means universally useful.  Autistic children seemed to have received less to almost no benefit from it.  The best thing is to use Dr. D' Adamo's philosophy of "keep what is useful and loose the rest."

People tend to know one or maybe two approaches to the learning disability phenomenon.  It is because of this that I am suspicious of the claim that "No one has a cure" or that there is "No surefire diagnosis".  In reality there may be no one person who is equipped with enough experience to make these statements unequivocally.  Dr. D' Adamo also urges us to question one-size-fits-all advice.  “The advice is specific to some people, but is it specific to me?”  There may be no surefire diagnosis for some, but yet there may well be a surefire diagnoses for others.

Although it may be more effective with dietary support (I hope so) my therapy alone enabled me to accomplish academic improvement that was considered unique by non-specialist but otherwise experienced educators.

There is a core morphological principle common to Drs. Tomatis and D' Adamo that suggests to me that the foundational and causal principle has been located.  Dr. D' Adamo locates fluctuating asymmetry by the mismatching dermatoglyphics of index finger and thumb.  Dr. Tomatis' therapy involves stimulating the language center in the brain by by getting the reader to speak into the soft tissue between the index finger and thumb, creating a feedback loop.  The nerves from the hand adjoin the nerves from the language center in the brain.

The best option we could have is using Dr. D’ Adamo’s science of tracing genetic and epigenetic differences in people for diagnostic use and then selecting from an array of therapeutic approaches based on analysis of what has worked in the past.  Retroactively typing individuals who have already received help would be a necessary start to this.

We want to protect ourselves from false hope, but a false hopelessness is no better.

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I guess we have to keep in mind the words - indicator, prone, and possible indication.  When I tell someone I have ADD (and I choose to whom I tell very carefully) I can tell immediately that they have no clue what it is all about because I see that glazed look in their eyes or a subtle deer-in-the-headlights look.  Unless they have it also most people don't have a clue.  I don't really blame them because it is a condition that  has definite markers but how it plays out in the individual's life is sometimes another matter.
It is a whole different world.  A person with normal development cannot truly experience the normal reality of a person with these challenges.  Each person seems to adapt a unique set of coping mechanisms; the human spirit cannot be uniformly contained.
Quoted from Joy
A person's compensating skills are sometimes truly astounding. I appear to be a very patient person.

I was no longer forced to compensate two years before high school.  Saying that it was one of the small number of events that has dominated the path of my life is an understatement of massive proportions.
Quoted from Joy

I am impatient (in some instances extremely impatient).  

In fact  I  actually possess very good listening skills.  
Can you follow a conversation when there are other conversations around that are just as loud?

The properly functioning human ear automatically processes information with a discretion that the human eye cannot match.


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Paul,
After reading through the latest posts I am curious. Is it possible to develop "adult" ADD?
I was always a good student , loved learning, and received good grades.I don't think I was hyperactive but was always "tapping" my feet/fingers or jiggling my foot/leg as I sat.
As I grew older:
If I got excited about a subject I would sometimes stutter just a bit.
When I am involved in conversation my thoughts stray as I try to describe details of my story...I basically get distracted and lose my place.
When I try to multitask I seem to lose focus and then get frustrated.
Is there such a thing or am I way off base?


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Paul,

I wanted to digest and assimilate your responses.  Learning disabilities do tend to get "lumped together" in alot of people's minds when they hear the words.  I feel that they assume its dyselxia or ADD with our without hyperactivity.  Unless they have or know someone well who is dealing with any of these conditions is another thing.  I do this myself with conditions I don't understand.  Categorize it in your mind and that's that.

Forgive me for misleading you with the phrase "surefire diagnosis".  There are definite signs and ways in which a professional can tell if someone has a learning disability.  My journey started with a book called "Driven to Distraction" back in 1996 (?).  It was written by two psychologists who both had ADD and learned coping skills.

I agree and like the turn of phrase "the human spirit cannot be uniformly contained".  

I will post more on this but I must do something now.

Joy

I am glad to hear that the method you chose by Dr. Tomatis worked.  Of course, Dr. D'Adamo gives us the nutritional help for our brains and bodies to help us cope.  Thank God for that I say.



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Paul,

To continue.  I am not at all familiar with Dr. Tomatis' method but find it profound.  
I'd say it was "a guiding light " that led you to be helped before you even entered high school if I understand correctly.

I was blissfully and ignorantly unaware of my ADD and definitely missed opportunities to steer myself towards courses and interests that would move me forward.  I had fun but.................

Hearing and listening to me are two different functions.  When I am in listening mode I instinctively understand the gist of what someone is saying and usually what they really mean.  

No, if there were more than one loud conversation going on around me I would not be able to listen effectively.  I would probably be picking up a phrase here, a few words there, etc.  It would be very distracting for me.

When I first moved into New York City I tried ear plugs to block out extraneous noises then used cotton in my ears.  Sounds silly when I think of it now but the noise was so loud.  Then I couldn't stand the cotton in my ears and discarded that.  

Joy
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Reading and learning about allergies and histamine (high levels) i have learned that adhd is related to having excess histamine levels in the blood.  Eating high histamine inducing foods will aggravate symptoms.  ADHD could in a sense be a symptom of an allergy or intolerance.

Hunters and explorers, being most reactive and producing high histamine levels naturally, would likely be most prone to ADHD.

I used to have intense energy and an explosive temper, poor focus and impulsive behavior at times when i was a kid, though very good natured and kind hearted.
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Easy E,

That's a new theory about high histamine levels but one to consider.  

What would you say are some "high histamine foods"?  

I find eating organic and hardly any processed foods helped me alot.  Cola drinks are something I used to consume but not excessively but it was standard to order a coke with lunch when eating out.

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Easy E,
Hmmm. Your message could relate to me. Swami has me as a "reactor" and I fight histamine on a daily basis with my sinus issues.
Any ideas/tests on how to know if I could possibly have ADHD?


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