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 If you're diagnosed with ADD, what's your blood t?
Blood type O that suspects they have  ADD (31 votes)
28.70%
Blood type O formally diagnosed with ADD (29 votes)
26.85%
Blood type A that suspects they have  ADD (21 votes)
19.44%
Blood type A formally diagnosed with ADD (10 votes)
9.26%
Blood type AB that suspects they have  ADD (7 votes)
6.48%
Blood type B formally diagnosed with ADD (5 votes)
4.63%
Blood type B that suspects they have  ADD (4 votes)
3.70%
Blood type AB formally diagnosed with ADD (1 votes)
0.93%
108 Votes Total Last vote Saturday, August 2, 2014, 4:16pm by Tresa
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Memento Mori
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How are you guys doing? My name is Matt and I had the worst Attention Deficit Disorder-Primarily Inattentive Type of all time up until I started the Blood Type Diet. I took a computer diagnostic test and it stopped scoring me because I did so bad, the results said that "I might not have understood the directions" but I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and I was very familiar with every aspect of the comprehensive testing. The Dr said it had only happened a few times in the several years that they had been using the diagnostic.

I would be interested in hearing about other people's experiences with the condition if they'd be willing to share, I have much insight into the condition as I have very few friends and spend most of my time researching. I've read Eat Right For Your Type several times so I think I can predict the general results of this poll, but I seek concrete data like Pacman seeks pellets and invisible ghosts.
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I've never been formally diagnosed with ADD but I'm certain I fall within the spectrum. I used o be on medication for anxiety and depression and this seemed to make my ADD worse.  After starting the BTD I am now completely off of medication and the ADD has vanished.  I can even finish a whole novel in less than a week.  Before the BTD, I couldn't even finish the newspaper.  Many people use the BTD for physical ailments but I've seen so many people heal ADD, Depression, Anxiety, etc., on the BTD.
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Hey Sharon, well that's the last blood type that I expected to see aha, but it's all good. How would you rate your tolerance to caffeine if you don't mind me asking? Did you cut out wheat? I cut all grains out entirely except the occasional rice and corn and I've never felt better.

I've never been formally diagnosed with it, but I know that I've had Lifetime Major Depressive Disorder with anxiety for all of my life until I started the BT Diet. My brother has the same thing except he also has panic attacks and he has some sort of inflammatory bowel disease which resembles Crohn's Disease, I got him to cut back on wheat but he wont try the actual BT Diet.

Maybe I should start a self-help group for people with family members with serious conditions that the BT Diet would help but they won't listen?
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Hey Sharon, well that's the last blood type that I expected to see aha, but it's all good. How would you rate your tolerance to caffeine if you don't mind me asking? Did you cut out wheat? I cut all grains out entirely except the occasional rice and corn and I've never felt better.

I've never been formally diagnosed with it, but I know that I've had Lifetime Major Depressive Disorder with anxiety for all of my life until I started the BT Diet. My brother has the same thing except he also has panic attacks and he has some sort of inflammatory bowel disease which resembles Crohn's Disease, I got him to cut back on wheat but he wont try the actual BT Diet.

"Maybe I should start a self-help group for people with family members with serious conditions that the BT Diet would help but they won't listen?
"  I think this is a great idea! There is so much needless suffering with depression and anxiety. I try to talk to people who have tried everything and are willing to finally try the BTD.  Many people would be helped by your support.  



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Hi Memento, Great idea for a poll.  I'm glad ADD, depression, and anxiety are being discussed in these forums. I stopped drinking coffee in 2007 and cut out all wheat, too. If I do eat wheat accidentally, it instantly has a negative effect on my mood. I'm like the canary in the coal mine when wheat is involved. How do you react to wheat and coffee?  How long have you been wheat free?

I mainly stick with beneficial foods for my AB blood type .  Dark meat turkey has really  helped with my tryptophan serotonin and has helped ward off depression.  I try to stay away from grains but I do have rice and Quinoa.  When I do too many grains, I can become addicted so I even try to  limit my rice intake.  I think this is a nonnie thing.

Prior to the blood type diet, I drank 5-6 cups of coffee/day. Coffee didn't have any noticeable effects, I was just addicted.  I needed an IV drip of coffee to function.  I quit coffee cold turkey after I read Eat Right For Your Type. Coffee is pretty much an avoid for all Blood Types except A's.  
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Sharon try some aminoacids like l'tryptophane,l'tyrosine and others instead of chemical bombes, also l'arginine works fine for us

Yep I stopped drinking caf since 2006 and since 1998 nearly wheatfree as well; but I use large amounts of minerals and trace elements and aminoacids to stay balanced ..... I think we have to be aware of something: instantly if we compare a situation with our selves we are this and that...so we might become it.... that'swhy stay as an observer in you midst and act to your very best in changing diet and lifestyle.... much better and easier instead of being the victim of
whitecoateds ......and of course pharmalobby.... .....


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Tomatillo, Thanks for the amino acid suggestions.  Where can I get them?
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Hey Sharon, did you know that there are three substances which can be used to allow a person with ADD to concentrate, in order of effectiveness they are caffeine, nicotine, and amphetamine. But caffeine and nicotine have paradoxical effects because they'll allow someone to concentrate for a short period of time, and then after that it's much harder to concentrate without another 'dose' of the substance. I'm sure that this is part of the reason that so many people with A.D.D., and similar conditions, smoke cigarettes and consume so much coffee.

Wheat is horrible for me, number one offender big time, I used to pass out in high school all of the time -it got so bad that I had an overnight sleep study but it found nothing except "heightened restlessness." I'm pretty sure that the symptoms were caused by wheat because I quit it entirely about 6 months ago and I began to feel better than I've ever felt in no time. About 4-5 months ago I started following the blood type diet pretty close to 100% of the time, I currently eat no grains with the exception of the occasional rice or corn (maybe once or twice a month).

Coffee is a little different for some reason, I'd only drink it once or twice a week but when I did I'd drank a lot because my friend works at a coffee place so I'd get free coffee/espressos. He was amazed that I could drink a whole pot of espresso (5-6 servings) and go home and go to sleep within the hour. He said most people get jittery after a serving or two but I could even drink it 30 minutes before I went to sleep and I slept fine.

Have you ever tried tyrosine like Tomatilla mentioned? I started taking it a few days ago and it seems to help with my depression. Green tea is a great coffee replacement I think, that's what I switched to.

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http://www.amazon.com/Source-N.....248899879&sr=8-3

This is where I get my tyrosine, it's $19. for 300 thanks to Amazon's multipack discounts. Since I only take one a day this is almost a year supply for less than $20 plus shipping, unless you're a member of Amazon Prime then you get free unlimited 2 day shipping for $80 a year I think it is.
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Hi Memento, Wow! I can relate to the coffee.  I could also drink a whole pot of coffee before bedtime. Coffee actually helped me go to sleep.  I never thought about it that way.  It makes sense though since ritalin is prescribed to ADD patients.  It's counterintuitive to give an "upper" like ritalin to a person with ADD but just like coffee it helps to calm the ADD mind.  I'm ashamed to say that I also used to smoke but as soon as I started seeing results with the BTD in April 2007, I quit. The diet has literally transformed me into a healthy and happy person.  I'm unrecognizable to my old friends. I still have Obsessive Compulsive tendencies but it doesn't interfere with my life.
I've never tried tyrosine but would like to learn more about these amino acids.  Can I get them at a local store?
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Great! Thanks for the tyrosine link. Have you ever tried arginine or tryptophan?
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Some nutritional stores will carry them, but they tend to mark the price up quite a bit just like all specialty stores. I have obsessive compulsive tendencies as well, I think the tyrosine is helping with this as well. I've tried arginine and tryptophan, arginine didn't seem to do anything for me and since I already take plenty of vitamins, nutrients, and aminos I stopped taking it. In Live Right for Your Type Dr. D recommends arginine for people that are blood type B and AB.

I prefer 5-HTP to tryptophan, I can't quite remember why, it's probably in my notes somewhere but I can't find it. They're probably both good for you though.
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Thanks Memento!  I will start out with Arginine first and I'll keep you updated on my progress.  This is great information.  
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I'm trying to figure out the Amino acid connection and Blood Type.

Tyrosine beneficial for O.
Arginine beneficial for AB.
Arginine beneficial for B

Therefore, is tryptophan beneficial for A?
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Tryptophan and 5-HTP either one should boost your serotonin levels and therefore help with your depression, neither substance is mentioned in Live Right For Your Type so there are probably no blood type reactions. My brother said that they seemed to make him drowsy, serotonin can be further converted to melatonin, so he takes his in the evening.
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Most of the newer type tryptophane supplements ('5HT') are derived from Griffonia.
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive9/config.pl?read=55657
but 5HTP is probably OK in type O's


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Unfortunately, I've given up using it in my own practice as it didn't seem t work all that effectively, certainly not as effective as the older pre-problem L-tryptophane.

In general O's are better off boosting dopamine than they are boosting
serotonin. Perhaps you should try a little L-tyrosine instead..


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would recommend to give a try as followed: in the morning 250 or 500mg's of l'tyrosine and in the afternoon at about 14 o'clock 250-500mg's of l'arginine and the tryptophane at night for a good sleep ...Btw.... don't be ashamed about being compulsive....this can be converted into a highly usable situation called work ....and I used to smoke as well 10 years ago, committed nearly all kind of badies in my life coz of being thaaat curieuse how it will affect whatsoever BUT I wasn't aware that I am a *royal* so far it came out ...... since I live with BTD (199 I am more than pleased and feel great and healthy and happy and won't look back for a moment .....today is important...yesterday is gone...tomorrow isn't important to think about ...now...now...now!!!!  ......
have a fine day ....btw...all aminoacids are to be seen in HFS  


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Have you looked at the Genotype diet? Wonder if you are a Hunter?


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5htp is listed in Live Right, for O's, under "Supplements for neurochemical balance", page 132, along with folic acid, glutamine, and methylcobalamin.




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I was seriously wondering if I had ADD for awhile, but after going through a diagnostic checklist, I find that hardly any of the signs apply to me and that I'm really just a scatterbrained multitasker who can't sit still and do nothing for long.  Taking care of a b12 deficiency has restored memory function, which I think was a major contributor to my scatterbrainedness    




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[quote=1494] since I live with BTD (199 I am more than pleased and feel great and healthy and happy and won't look back for a moment .....today is important...yesterday is gone...tomorrow isn't important to think about ...now...now...now!!!!  

So true!

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I can't vote because this doesn't apply to me...but it applies to my two grandsons
and my husband.  My husband is type A and simply appears to have ADD... as does my 10 year old grandson (also type A) who has been diagnosed as ADD by his performance in school and his inability to take his time to read instructions or pay attention to details...He's got tons of energy and appears to be hyperactive as well.
So that's ADHD if we label him.  

My 13 year old grandson is type O and he's pretty poor at focusing as well, although he's really smart and is far more calm than the 10 year old. These kids
are cousins, not brothers.  

.... My mother in law seemed to have ADD..  Type O...yet a highly intelligent woman...Just couldn't focus on anything people were saying...and she interrupted constantly and talked when people were talking to her......And when someone would finally get her focused, she had no clue that any of us were ever trying to engage her..  I think it's my mother in law's genetics that my husband and grandsons got more than anything...because this is two different blood types.  And it skipped a generation because my sons didn't have ADD. And both of my son's
daughters are super calm and highly focused children.

So here's the argument for following the GTD if you're going to have children...
Silence those ADD genes. If my mother in law had been following the GTD
before she had my husband, this might have been prevented. I'd like to think so!


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Thanks Chloe, your 13-year-old grandson sounds like me, I've never had hyperactivity. I have ADD-Primarily Inattentive type- this is the kind of ADD where instead of having difficulty focusing and being really hyper the person has difficulty focusing and they retreat into their thoughts/mind. It's a rather invisible type of ADD, I now have a Psychology Bachelor's but I didn't realize that I had ADD until I was in my junior year.  My condition has gotten much better after a few months on the blood type diet, I hope that your husband can give it a try because if it works for me then it can work for anyone. I know all about the ADD diagnostic testing that I took but I did so poorly on the computer portion that it stopped scoring me, the Dr said that the results indicated that I "had serious periods of inattention."

I don't mean to sound rude, but people with ADD tend to have higher intelligence than the general population- many historians say that Thomas Jefferson had either ADD or Asperger's Syndrome. I think I know why your mother in law interrupted people constantly, when I'm talking to someone if something they say brings something to mind then I have to either say it almost immediately or I forget it. It's definitely rude to interrupt people, but sometimes it's the only way to participate in a conversation for people like us. If I start listening good to the person after something comes to mind then I always forget it, so some people like me will pretend to listen to the person but actually just be thinking about what they're going to say next. To me this is even ruder than interrupting people, since you're wasting the other person's time since you're not really listening to them. That's some powerful irony there, because the people that are pretending to listen to others seem much more polite but they're actually just waiting for their chance to talk.

The primary cause of ADD worldwide is a disrupted brain network in the prefrontal cortex that is of genetic origin, if a person eats foods that they aren't processing well then it makes the condition much worse through the manipulation of various neurotransmitters. I stopped eating wheat completely before I started the blood type diet and there is not a doubt in my mind that wheat is the number one offender. I had heard of the blood type diet years ago from a friend, but I never seriously looked into it- until my research clearly showed that ADD was greatly worsened by the ingestion of wheat. Then I told my friend and he said that my research was very relevant to the blood type diet so I independently researched the diet, before I got the book so I wouldn't be biased, and lo and behold I found William C. Boyd's work with lectins and it was a serious piece of the puzzle.

Do you know your husband's parents blood types? Because if you're husband is a genotype Ao then he carries a recessive BT O, my thoughts are that this could be enough to cause ADD. Following that same logic, if your sons are BT AA then they wouldn't carry the ADD genes. Since your grandsons are BT O they do carry the ADD genes if I'm correct.

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Do you know your husband's parents blood types? Because if you're husband is a genotype Ao then he carries a recessive BT O, my thoughts are that this could be enough to cause ADD. Following that same logic, if your sons are BT AA then they wouldn't carry the ADD genes. Since your grandsons are BT O they do carry the ADD genes if I'm correct.



Husband's mother was  type O (My MIL)....My husband's father was type A...My sons are type A but given my husband and I are type A too, they are probably AAs...My oldest grandson is type O, (his mother is an O, father an A) youngest grandson is type A and both his parents are A.

Come to think of it, my daughter in law, type O with the type O calmer 13 yr, old ADD child appears to have ADD herself.  She's also very smart but talks while others  are talking.  Doesn't ever stop talking to listen and can't focus when someone  talks to her.  It's so much easier for me to email her...


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