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Wayne Rose
Monday, May 14, 2007, 6:11pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I have been taking Super Blue Green Algae regularly for more than ten years. Its benefits in terms of immune system support and long-term health, as well as providing immediate healthful energy to handle stress have been certified by my doctor.

Now I read in LR4YT that SBGA is an avoid for Type O's.

Does anyone know why specifically?

Actually, I would like to hear why from Dr. D'Adamo himself, but don't know how to contact him.  

Any help or knowledgeable comments appreciated.

Cheers,

--Wayne
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would like to hear why from Dr. D'Adamo himself

here you go!
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive3/config.pl?read=9063


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A better immune system balancer is Dr. D's ARA6


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Wayne Rose
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Thank-you Lola for the link to Dr. D's comments and KimonoKat for the interesting info on ARA6 (which appears to function quite differently from SBGA).

I've provided a link below to technical information which I think addresses most of the concerns Dr. D'Adamos has raised and might serve to narrow the discussion; hopefully others with specific knowledge will join in.

[Quotes are from Dr. D'Adamos]

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All are panaceas (will cure whatever ails you).

All are very expensive.

(... algae has had problems with neuro toxin contamination)

All are multi-level marketed (red flag!)

All imply you needn't worry about getting your nutrition out of real food (not true)


http://www.simplexityhealth.com/associatenew/technical.jsp

While SBGA is not inexpensive, it's no longer true that all are multi-level marketed (specifically, NOW brand Klamath Lake algae is available on the shelf at health food stores). I don't think Celltech (now called Simplexity after a corporate change of hands) has ever implied that SBGA is a panacea or in any way replaces the nutrition we get from real food, other than to call it a supplement.

Simplexity SBGA is continuously and rigorously tested for the presence of toxins (see link above).

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All are a bit dangerous (certain colloidal minerals bioaccumulate ...


Which colloidal minerals is Dr. D'Adamos referring to specifically, and over what period of time do they bioaccumulate so as to be ineffective or dangerous? How is it that SBGA is ok for the other blood types but not for Type O (this was my original question, which has not yet been answered)?

Does Dr. D'Adamos expand on these ideas anywhere? Or is he available for further comment?

Good health to all,  

--Wayne



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Try chlorella.....find an organic source.


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Wayne Rose
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Hi Lola,

Thanks for the advice; I will look into the comparative benefits of chlorella (why would Dr. D'Adamos recommend it over SBGA?).

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[Blue Green Algae] called "pond scum" by many....
like spirulina, both should be avoided due to microcystin toxins ......


Your characterization in the Supps forum of Blue Green Algae as "pond scum" is inaccurate and ignores the true facts. Every batch of Simplexity algae harvested from Klamath Lake (at an altitude of 7,000 ft, it's the cleanest freshwater lake in the world) is rigorously tested for microcystins and many other contaminants, more than those demanded by the FDA (for those who care to look into it, here's the link again: http://www.simplexityhealth.com/associatenew/technical.jsp.

My specific question, as to why SBGA is particularly bad for Type O's, still hasn't been answered. Anyone know?



Be well,

--Wayne


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Wayne Rose
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As a Type O who has been taking blue green algae for more than ten years with many positive benefits, it is of considerable concern to me that SBGA is listed as an avoid in the LR4YT book.

I would appreciate any knowledgeable input on this subject.

Please note that I am moving this thread from the LR4YT forum, because it seems more appropriate and may gain more readership here.

The original thread with comments to date is available at this link:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=lr4yt,m=1179166294,s=5,#num5

Cheers all,

--Wayne

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Your characterization in the Supps forum of Blue Green Algae as "pond scum" is inaccurate and ignores the true facts.

this is a quote I found for you, after you inquired......
hope you get answers........
a lot has been said on BGA.....
use the general search button on the home page and you will come up with many different points of view, so you can then make your own.


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they are still forbidden here in Switzerland because of their toxins.....
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Wayne Rose
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Thanks for the links, Lola.

Interesting reading indeed! My wife (Type A) and I are at a point of reconsidering our diet & supplement protocols, as is necessary from time to time. It might be time for me to send the algae packing (my wife has never taken it for long; she says it doesn't do anything for her).

Still don't understand why BGA does not appear as an avoid on the list for Types A, B and AB, so would therefore be considered neutral. Anyone?

And thanks for the welcome italybound.

Cheers,

--Wayne
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I just can't buy the argument for spirulina and blue green algae being an avoid. It's easy to get Organic Spirulina; I can't imagine that being filled with toxins. And blue green algae is sold by several non-network marketing companies. Shouldn't this be re-evaluated? Its been 8 years since I have heard Dr. D say anything about it.
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Hi Wayne,
I took BGA for many years and always broke out in a sweat when I worked with it.  I was a distributor for the company you are referring to.  I bought in bulk and filled caps myself.  I always would get very hot and feel like hot flashes from just capping it.  At that time there were old food lists going around that listed it as avoid, so I switched to Chlorella.  My body seemed to like it better, but I don't know the reasons behind the category of avoid.



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I just ordered some blue green algae from our coop. I should have investigated before ordering. I just read on a site ( I googled) that is has toxins and damaged one persons liver. So now I am leary if I should take this or not. Is it ok for A's?

I don't have the supplement book. I checked it out at the library once and then returned it so I would need to check the book out again to look up blue green algae.
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http://www.google.com/custom?q.....itesearch=dadamo.com
no need for the book, check the search feature on home page...


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NOW brand Klamath Lake algae is available on the shelf at health food stores).
I actually took a drive with my parents down to "Klamath Falls" last year to see the falls and, shock of shocks, the "falls" exist only in name only... there are no falls of any kind there.

Instead, Klamath Falls looks a lot like a wasteland:  the river has been dammed up and is disgusting and grey, and the surrounding high hills are a dismal yellow-brown, stripped of almost all green trees.  The mood of the town is angry and hopeless and, on the whole, the place looks like a burnt offering to some cruel, callous god of industry that J.R.R. Tolkien would've likely described in Sauron-like, "flaming, reptilian eyeball" terms.

They say that Klamath Lake, where the blue-green algae grows, is not far from Klamath Falls.  If that's true, there's no way I would want to put anything from that place into my body unless I were completely deranged...

...which I am, a bit.  But that's not the point.
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..spirulina is a superfood for gatherers  
do you know your genotype Wayne? Check out
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www.genotypediet.com
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I'm type O and spirulina is an avoid. I'm also a Hunter and spirulina is a Diamond Superfood.
I use 1 tspn in my morning shake and have noticed no side effects.
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Marine Phytoplankton
http://www.drcca.com/umac/

make sure the source is organic....


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Thanks for the links. I read several. I must have missed something because it just seems like a lot of mixed info. No straight answer of yes it is good for an A or no it is bad.

I am still on BTD diet and have not changed to genotype so I do not know what type I am. I am reluctant of what to do with this spirulina blue green algae.
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start with whatever HAS been tested.


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