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chud
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Hi folks, this is my first post.  

A little about me:  I had read a bit about the BTD a few years ago, and it struck me because I love turkey and I am AB+ (not sure of secretor status), but I didn't look into it seriously, and sort of fell off the wagon before I really got started.

Fast forward a few years and I just turned 45, my health has started going south (digestive problems, esophageal problems, high BP, fatigue).  

Also, my family is rife with blood clotting factors (Prothrombin, Factor V Leiden, etc), and many rare blood-related diseases.  Stroke is common in our family.  Some of my google searches on blood disorders led me back to Dr. D's work.

I know I have been eating poorly and drinking too much beer.  I have cut back my drinking, and I am ready to fully get on board with the BTD and Genotype diet.  

I just ordered three of Dr. D's books, and am preparing to order some of the AB vitamin and mineral supplements and the Gastro-D.  

I have been lurking and reading the forum a LOT.  I love it, but it seems like the O's rule the board.     
So I just thought I'd ask the AB's to come out and say hi to a newbie who is a fellow AB'er, and offer any advice you might have for a beginner.  

Thanks!

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Some of my google searches on blood disorders led me back to Dr. D's work.




use the pull down menus, you won t believe all Dr D has made available!!

http://www.dadamo.com/bloodtype_AB.htm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euXPJuoBIMY
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http://www.dadamo.com/media/PersonalizedNutrition_AB.pdf

always happy to give a helping hand, so just holler.....
leaving you alone now with all your AB buddies!!  welcome!


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yeeeehhhaaa... welcome complete of mine ....all best wishes outta Switzerland perhaps one day we might beat the O's ...ahem nope I guess we're justamente too little

btw... my older sister is also an AB and has bloodclotting problems- so far... AB's might be concerned... but not us the explorers... and now I'm very curieuse what genotype will fit for you ....


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Quoted from Lola


use the pull down menus, you won t believe all Dr D has made available!!



Thanks for the info!

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btw... my older sister is also an AB and has bloodclotting problems- so far... AB's might be concerned... but not us the explorers... and now I'm very curieuse what genotype will fit for you ....


Thanks, my family traces back to Europe, and my dad's side is German; they all have the blood-clotting factors.

I'm very curious what genotype I'll be as well, and what secretor status (need to figure out how to do that, I have a lot to learn).
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I'll bet for  AB Rh + secretor *warrior*  .... yup those teutonics.... our A'parts lead to..... but a lot of midle eastern peeps are A's as well and don't have any problems in that way...


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By the way Amazone, I have a question for you as a fellow AB'er.  Do you drink coffee?  There seems to be some confusion about AB's and coffee.  
I found this link, but thought I'd ask you.

http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/.....b-and-coffee?blog=27


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hi overthere

I stopped drinking café since 2006 and I feel much better since.... but this is due to
the effect that I was obliged to get to know about my genotype....and my last experience with a cup of café was a panic attac later... very

since then- I am a biiig fan of greentea & lemon and freshly cut ginger slices ...


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Good morning, chud.

According to population studies, about 5% are AB, so we are severely under-represented in total numbers...

I am also largely German descent.  Although haven't had diagnosis of any thick blood problems...  My dad has had a stroke and several TIAs (small stroke-like symptoms), but after the TIAs my mom said that they had eaten chicken for several meals just prior, so has removed chicken from their diet and he hasn't had any since...  I hope it holds.

I have never drunk coffee.  I couldn't stand the taste.  As a SWAMIed Nomad genotype, it is an avoid for me, so I don't have to worry about why I should be drinking it but can't...


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Thanks for the info on coffee y'all, I think I am going to cut it out, since I only started drinking it regularly in the past couple of years.  

I like the idea of drinking green tea with lemon instead anyway.

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I am also largely German descent.  Although haven't had diagnosis of any thick blood problems...  My dad has had a stroke ...



My dad had a stroke too, which is how this hit home for me.  Everyone in our family was shocked because he is an MD, and has always lived a very healthy lifestyle; not on BTD, but lots of fruits and veggies, vitamins, and no weight problem.  He has never smoked, or drank much either.  But then three years ago, he had the stroke.

You and your dad might want to tell your doctor to do some blood work; when you do, specifically tell them to check for Prothrombin and Factor V ("five") Leiden.  My family doc had never heard of these, but when I asked him to check for them in my annual blood work he did.  It's easy for them to do, but you have to specifically ask for it.  It may answer a lot of questions for you.

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I think my blood gets a little thick.  I take vitamin E sometimes and cod liver oil every day.  I think that helps it.  And antioxidents from berrries and fruits I guess help clean up the blood too.

Welcome.  And remember this.  I'm not Joe.  


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Thanks.  

Question about turkey:  this seems to be our protein of choice as AB'ers (and I love it).  But I have heard that dark turkey meat is preferable over white, is that correct?  Just asking because white meat turkey (breast meat) seems to be easier to find at the store, and at restaurants.  I assume both kinds are ok though, right?
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I have heard that dark turkey meat is preferable over white, is that correct?  I assume both kinds are ok though, right?

There are differences in the nutrient content of white and dark meat, but both have the same rating per BTD / GTD...  I like dark meat better, but eat both.


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Thanks!  

One other question, regarding grains.

Reading through this forum (which again, is well represented with Type O's) I see a lot of talk about giving up bread and grains entirely due to the various problems that people experience from them, however from what little I've read so far (being a newb) I understand that us AB'ers actually do ok (or are at least neutral) on many types of grains, is that correct?  

What is y'alls attitude toward bread, and tortillas?  Obviously corn tortillas are not good because they're corn, but what about flour tortillas?  Thoughts?

(I know I'm a newb who hasn't hit Genotype or Swami yet, so please forgive the simple questions.)  
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I understand that us AB'ers actually do ok (or are at least neutral) on many types of grains, is that correct?  

What is y'alls attitude toward bread, and tortillas?  Obviously corn tortillas are not good because they're corn, but what about flour tortillas?  Thoughts?

What does the diet you are following suggest for AB?
All of the books have recommendations for portion size and frequency of the specific food groups.

Have you looked at the Typebase for ratings?
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm

My specific usage is to use whole grains, rather than breads for most of my grain intake, but that doesn't necessarily make it the only way...  It is very difficult to find bread without any additives and it is easier for me to use whole grain rather than making bread.  We haven't used bread on a regular basis for so long that it is a non-entity most of the time, now.


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Hi Chud and welcome to you!  

I hope you can get a Secretor test soon.  If you decide to stick with the BTD for a period of time before considering the Genotype diet or SWAMI, it will enable you to target more accurately your own body.  http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE002

The book, LR4YT is a wonderful one to own and it really helps with understanding the nature of each blood type along with secretor type.  And you get lifestyle, exercise and supplement recommendations also.  http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED003



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Hi Chud and welcome to you!  


Thanks Victoria!

Quoted from Victoria
I hope you can get a Secretor test soon.  If you decide to stick with the BTD for a period of time before considering the Genotype diet or SWAMI, it will enable you to target more accurately your own body.  http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE002


The Secretor test is top of my list, I will be ordering it asap.

Quoted from Victoria
The book, LR4YT is a wonderful one to own and it really helps with understanding the nature of each blood type along with secretor type.  And you get lifestyle, exercise and supplement recommendations also.  http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED003


I have ordered the ER4YT and the Genotype book, but not that one.
Thanks for explaining the benefits of that one to me, I have a lot of reading to do, but I will order it as well.  
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btw...dark turkey meat contains more tryptophane...important for us and sleep and mental issues .... btw... I prefere lamb meat


and don't forget ginger slices and lemon are both légèrement blood purifiers and helping for a good bloodstream....


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btw...dark turkey meat contains more tryptophane...important for us and sleep and mental issues .... btw... I prefer lamb meat


I haven't eaten much lamb in the past, but now that I know it is beneficial for me as an AB I have been trying it, however it is not as readily available as turkey.
How do you usually prepare it?
  
I did find a restaurant just down the street from my office that does mongolian style barbecue, and they offer lamb, which is great.  
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I haven't eaten much lamb in the past,...
How do you usually prepare it?

Here is a thread on cooking lamb...  It was contributed to by all types, so use your discretion with the ingredient lists:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-btdlf1/m-1333401746/s-all/


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Lemon and water is a natural blood thinner-- I drink it every day.


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Thanks ABJoe for the link about preparing lamb.
Btw, I grilled some lamb burger patties that I found at the store today, and they were good!

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Lemon and water is a natural blood thinner-- I drink it every day.


Yes thanks Andrea, I have been drinking water with lemon, or water with lemon and lime.  
It seems to work out well for me as a substitute for soda and beer.

I've also been drinking green tea with lemon in the morning, instead of coffee.
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Quoted from chud
Thanks ABJoe for the link about preparing lamb.
Btw, I grilled some lamb burger patties that I found at the store today, and they were good!



Yes thanks Andrea, I have been drinking water with lemon, or water with lemon and lime.  
It seems to work out well for me as a substitute for soda and beer.

I've also been drinking green tea with lemon in the morning, instead of coffee.


Way to go, Chud!  



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Welcome chud.  So glad you special AB's have another one of you. Found out one of my girlfriends', from a few years back, is an AB+ and is interested in coming to the forum.  Not well at the moment.  Seeing specialist tomorrow.  Gave her the Eat Right Cancer book to have a look through.  When she comes back to see me next week I will set her up on the forum.

Yeaaayyyy for you chud on the lemon and green tea.

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I found this in the "garland of gratitude for Dr. D" thread, and I thought it might be helpful/inspirational for other AB's:


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I'm AB blood type & I'm loving my dark meat turkey, my swiss cheese, my goat milk, my granola in apple sauce & tofu marinated in olive oil, kelp, turmeric, soya sauce & garlic! Gone are chicken, beef, bananas, oranges and cow milk...i have lost 45 lbs in less than 6 months (I'm back to my tennis playing weight of 150!) my energy is through the roof again & more importantly i don't take anti-inflammatory pills anymore & haven't seen the acupuncturist or massage therapist in months!
thank you Dr. D'adamo 4 giving me life again!
P.S. and i just don't like anything to do with cow products, cottage cheese and yogurt give me the runs and hurt my stomach


Edit:  I believe yogurt is actually listed as "beneficial" for AB's.  Just wanted to clarify that so that people aren't misinformed.

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some of us are lactose intolerant .... me too...


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