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Ribbit
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I hope so..
There is another confusion I am seeking answer to..
Book puts sesame oil in AVOID list for type As..
but the typebase on the website puts sesame oil in NEUTRAL list...

why so ? what to follow in this case?


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you can try adopting the non secretor values and try to get your Lewis test done asap.
if you happened to be a non secretor, you d already be following the right diet, and if not, then you simply switch to the secretor guidelines, or vice versa.....the choice is entirely yours.


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alright.. I will seek lewis test..
I found that typebase 4 is the latest version and the book I have might have some errors...
So I should follow the typebase 4... Am I right?

thanks in advance


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I live in India and secretor test may not be possible... can you suggest me any other common test which might be available in my country, that can decide my secretor status?????


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Quoted from kawaikx15
I live in India and secretor test may not be possible... can you suggest me any other common test which might be available in my country, that can decide my secretor status?????


There are no facilities in India for Secretor and Lewis testing. The *nearest* location is Singapore.

There are no other form of testing currently for testing secretor testing.



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gotta fly to singapore then...  


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info@healthyharvest.com.sg
ifhi_singapore@healthyharvest.com.sg
http://www.mybloodtypestore.com/shop.asp?mainCat=1&subCat=2
distributor is in Singapore/Malaysia (Healthy Harvest.  They sell secretor kits
and say to send the sample to Great Smokies in the USA for the lab work


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thanks .. well that would be too much of hassle at the moment.. what me and wife decided is to assume that we are secretor and follow the typebase diet strictly for a month and see the results..

about my psyllium usage, something bad happened.. I overdid the psyllium usage and ended up with bowel obstructions !!
now it is ok and I learnt that one should not suddenly increase the intake of fiber in one's diet.. it should be gradually increased along with lots of water...

I am gonna be careful with the food items with excess fiber ... NO MORE SUDDEN INCREASE IN THEIR INTAKE !!!!!


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Important also is to chose the appropriate fiber for you......
each physiology is unique and you ll learn how to apply your supplements optimally, by following the guidelines.
psyllium is derived from plantains, causing inflammation to an O system.....
try ground linseed, perhaps a better alternative.
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/convert1/config.pl?read=586

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP004
excellent fiber, worth looking into
http://www.dadamo.com/science_larch.htm


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Will begin this diet tomorrow - getting lots of useful info from you all!  Questions:

Kateland - could you share your recipe for A-friendly pizza?

Also, do many of you find that you gain weight when you eat breads, even the spelt, etc?  From what the book says, we should be processing grains and pastas better than other types, but some of you have complained of weight gain. I do not want to gain any weight, since I am hoping to lose 8 lbs or so.

Also, I am questioning how fit we can be (or get) by doing gentle exercise like yoga.  I currently do body pump to try to keep firm (have let it all go over the winter   and I really want to get toned again.  I also like to run in the warm weather, not long distances, 1 - 3 miles 3 times a week.  Can I still exercise that way?  I don't want to be gooshy.  (gooshier)

Also, what do the notations under the blood types mean?  ex: warrior, moderator, teacher, etc..   I know I have a lot to learn!
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Hi Annie and welcome , have small portions of spelt and Kamut if you feel you digest it well, but not every day. Quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice are better carbs for As, especially if nonnies.
These flours (better in a mix and with flax seed flour) with quick rising yeast could give an A friendly pizza too.
If the weight is not coming down try  to cut wheat, spelt and kamut as rye; sometimes gluten grains have this nasty effect to slow your metabolic rate and your weight loss.,
hope this helps!
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Thank you Maria and thank you everybody,

I have to say, its so exciting and interesting to have people from all over the world doing the diet and on this forum!  I love that and I can tell this will be a valuable tool for me as I find my way through this new territory.  I'm getting excited about it now!

Also, I still would like to know if this program is conducive to being firm and fit.  I am thin, but flabby and have a lot of cellulite in butt and thighs.  (Sorry for the mental picture).  Really want to get firm and toned again.  As I age its getting harder to achieve.  Any advice from buff A types?  I'm worried about the "gentle exercise" - afraid I won't get in shape with just that.

Thank you.
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Hi anniepeyton, at the risk of bragging I'm a pretty buff A, 5'7", 128lbs and 13% body fat. I do some yoga and I also go to the gym and do weights and cardio. It is my understanding, and my take on things that A's relax by doing the yoga and meditation but that doesn't mean it isn't good for us to exercise hard if we feel like it and I enjoy a good workout, makes me feel great! I found a wonderful gym with an owner that puts together a program for me to follow and change every few weeks and it has been wonderful, I feel better than I ever have.
p.s. I don't go to the gym every day, about three to four times a week.


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Sam Dan,

thanks, I feel better now!  I'm about your weight, but I need to firm it up.  Believe me, it is possible to be skinny and fat at the same time, that's me right now!  I used to never have to think about it, just thin and ate whatever I wanted, but after two kids and a crazy busy life, I've gotten out of shape.  I do have a gym membership and thanks to you, will continue my regular classes but maybe add some yoga to destress.  Actually my summer walk to the high school track and a 2-mile run destresses me immensely (3 X week).  Can't wait for warm weather again!
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I'm skinny at fat at the same time.  I have very skinny arms and very skinny legs, and a flat rear end, but I have all this "extra" on my back, sides and...well, my whole trunk.  I have a thick waist.  Some of that started slimming off on the Warrior diet along with lots of time in the garden last summer.


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Quoted from grey rabbit
Hi anniepeyton, at the risk of bragging I'm a pretty buff A, 5'7", 128lbs and 13% body fat.

I think I would crush you! hee hee

I am 5' 4 " and 130, I am not flabby.

I only walk  for excercise.





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I think I would crush you! hee hee

I am 5' 4 " and 130, I am not flabby.

I only walk  for excercise.





Probably, but why would you want to?
When I am doing field work I am walking over rough ground for up to eight hours a day. If I did not do my cardio I would not be able to this.
I do weight-bearing exercises for my bones. I enjoy the way my muscles look when I lift the weights, makes me feel strong inside and out.
I used to have a flat butt and I didn't like it so I decided to do something about it


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Also, do many of you find that you gain weight when you eat breads, even the spelt, etc?


I can speak to this. I do best when I eat one serving of compliant grain once a day, or even once every two days. Beyond that, it's very difficult for me to lose weight.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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For me, grains every day are really important.  I do well with grains and they do not impact my weight.  I usually eat 2-4 servings* per day.  I am gluten free though, so perhaps that makes a difference.  Gluten makes me feel awful...but I still lost weight even before I figured that out, so I guess it is just an individual thing.  You'll have to see what works for you.

(*these would be small servings as in the genotype book...1/2 c cooked grain or 1 slice of bread)


Embracing my A-ness! (Ok, that is waaaay better in print than it is out loud! )

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I can speak to this. I do best when I eat one serving of compliant grain once a day, or even once every two days. Beyond that, it's very difficult for me to lose weight.


I've gotten around it by making sure I use very high fiber bread. I usually buy Bran For Life by Food For Life and it's great. It has 5 grams of fiber. I also eat wheat germ..and oat bran..When I went gluten free, I gained instantly on those fiberless gluten free foods made with rice flour..Like 5 lbs in two days. It was horrible. Then Dr. D looked at my tests and felt that I wasn't a celiac so I went back to wheat.
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What do you all think of Ezekiel bread?  I started my diet yesterday, think I did well, (even lost one lb!) but spent too much time making supper (cold soba noodle recipe from the book).  It was really good, but I liked it warmed up.  My family really liked it, but with chicken tossed in.  Tonight I will not have time to cook, have an appointment in the evening, but will get a pizza for my family and probably make a grilled ezekiel bread and veggie cheese sandwich?  Will also have a sandwich for lunch today, though, and don't want to overdo the bread.  hmm.

Are there A-friendly tortilla chips you can buy or other store-bought munchies?  I can't see myself making my own tortilla chips.  Is guacamole ok for me?  I will miss my snacks.
I threw away my beloved cheetoes yesterday.  Yes, I truly do have a cheeto addiction.  Anything similar I can have?  I know that's a stretch, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway!
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In 2001 I was 210 lbs and I worked construction hauling around rebar in yard. I was built pretty well but no matter how hard I worked I could work off the flab. Now in fall of 01 I went back to school where I put on another 40 lbs by the time I graduated. I tried to go back into working construction after school until I could find a suitable job, but I could barely touch my feet standing up because my gut was in the way making it already hard to breath.

When I finally found work w/ benefits I went to the Doctor who then told me my cholesterol was at 245 at 27 years of age and I was clinically obese. 250 lbs and 34.2% body fat. She then wanted to put me on some meds for my cholesterol but I told them that I would do it on my own so I cut out 50% of all animal product and started going to the gym every other night. Six months later there was no change. So I came to the realization that if I was going to do this I was going to have to change my life style and go vegetarian. (no dairy or fish, only egg whites)

A 6 months later I went in for my check up 50 lbs lighter and 23% body fat. After the blood work I was at 104 cholesterol. I leveled out at 145-165 later on and ended up dropping a total of 73 lbs and leveling out at 13-14% body fat. But I was missing something and I could feel it.
Last summer I was talking with a friends neighbor about my diet and how much weight Id lost. He then asked if I had ever heard of the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type and I said yeah but knew nothing of it. He then asked what blood type I was which I responded with A. He then hands me a small A type booklet. A few days later I read it while walking the dog. The book is basically the diet that Im on with the only exception of it recommends eating fish once in a while and some other interesting tid-bits. I took me a year before I took up eating fish because of the horror stories that Id heard about returning to eating meat. But while I was in Maui in March of 09 I tried some fresh fish and nothing happened. Now Im not sure if this is hurting me but I have noticed that the cold soar meds I was taking is no longer needed. Before the trip if I happened to miss a few days without the meds I would immediately breakout. I actually ran out on the trip when I was eating fish almost every other day there. I take them still when I get sick but only one or two just in case.  

Everyone that I know that is on a diet that is very close to the A type diet and has benefited are A types, I have a few Vegan/Veggies friends that are O types that have had tons of weight issues, sickness and one with thyroid issues. Seeing this helps me understand why being vegetarian doens't work for everyone.

Now there are some things that I wont give up, (Whey Protien, Orange Juice) but Im pretty content with where Im at. Dr. Ds book and research has helped me with my lifestyle, and giving a scientific reason why some should eat meat and others shouldnt when some wont get off my back about the way I eat.

I'm glad to see that there are so many like myself here. I enjoy reading your posts!

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Fantastic, Marv!  Welcome to the forums.  


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Marv,
great results so far, congratulations!
You can help the other members of the forum help you by choosing a blood type shield to display beneath your name.

how to
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/

Welcome!

here s more interesting data on your unique physiology....
Blood Type A Basics
http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeA_basic.asp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjMqnxSBF4
and the tutorial to introduce you to the concept of secretor status and its importance in fine tuning your diet
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t....._uSjsL0lt2966W7Oi7vw
enjoy!


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