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Posted by: 1094 (Guest), Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 4:41am
Kia Ora to you all from Australia. My wife and I are new comers to the BTD way of life - and after only a couple of weeks trying to embrase the whole lifestyle we are feeling many benefits. I have something to ask you/someone who may be able to help. My wife is A type. She has had a chronic cough most of her latter years and constantly has a phlem build-up problem. She has coughing spasams periodically which are a constant annoyance to her.  Doctors have never been able to diagnos the problem saying it could be a form of asthma etc. She is so desparately wanting to get over this health issue and hopes that embrassing the BTD will find an improvement in her health. Is there anything she should be/or not be doing that may help her. I appreciate your taking the time to read this thread and would welcome any comments please. Regards. Royce.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 5:54am; Reply: 1
Quoted from picassoboyz
Kia Ora to you all from Australia. My wife and I are new comers to the BTD way of life - and after only a couple of weeks trying to embrase the whole lifestyle we are feeling many benefits. I have something to ask you/someone who may be able to help. My wife is A type. She has had a chronic cough most of her latter years and constantly has a phlem build-up problem. She has coughing spasams periodically which are a constant annoyance to her.  Doctors have never been able to diagnos the problem saying it could be a form of asthma etc. She is so desparately wanting to get over this health issue and hopes that embrassing the BTD will find an improvement in her health. Is there anything she should be/or not be doing that may help her. I appreciate your taking the time to read this thread and would welcome any comments please. Regards. Royce.


Hi Royce,

Welcome to the forums.  You've come to the right place to finally turn your (and your wife's) health around.

Here's what I would recommend for your wife.  Have her take the Secretor Test  And, get the Health Series Allergies Book

And here's why.  She's dealing with a life long health issue that no one has dx'd and helped her with.  The Type A's are the only types where, the non-secretor diet is quite different from the secretor diet.  And, Type A is the only blood type with sub-types.  She could be an A1 or an A2.

Once she finds out her secretor status, she can follow the recommendations in the Allergies book to really fine tune her diet for optimum healing and results.

Until you get these items, here are the top allergy fighting foods, and the top foods to avoid for Type A.

Top 10 Allergy fighting Super Foods
1. Soy-based foods
2. Fichly oiled cold-water fish (salmon, sardines)
3. Flax (linseed) oil
4. Olive oil
5. Broccoli
6. Onion
7. Berries (blueberry, cherry, elderberry, cranberry)
8. Garlic
9. Lemon
10 Green Tea

Until you get your Allergy Book, I'd try to get one of these foods into your wife (or two of them) at every meal.

Top foods to AVOID for Type A:

Red Meat
Cow's milk-based dairy foods
Corn, cottonseed, peanut oil
Kidney, navy beans
Wheat
White potatoes
Bell peppers
Eggplant
Tomato and tomato products
Oranges
Food Additives
Processed Sugar

Hope this helps!  Keep asking questions.  We are all here to help others succeed in this new way of living and eating.

p.s. Have her start he day off with a glass of lemon water, first thing in the morning.  This helps to clear mucus in Type A's.
Posted by: 1094 (Guest), Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 6:46am; Reply: 2
Thats wonderful and thankyou so much. We are trying very hard to be vigilent within the peramaters of whats allowed etc so hopefully things for my wife will improve. I am the cook in the house so I will make sure she gets all the "right" things!! Thanks for taking the time to reply to my request for help. I really appreciate it. Regards. Royce.
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 11:42am; Reply: 3
Hi Picassoboyz,
my brother is in a similar situation to your wife; he has had always nasty cough and cat and parietaria induced asthma. Think that she could be gluten intolerant and may be casein too. Helas he doesn't want to hear it, also if as a infant he was diagnosed as celiac !
Best wishes for health  and well being
Maria Giovanna
Posted by: Don, Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 4:14pm; Reply: 4
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Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 4:42pm; Reply: 5
Hello Picassoboyz,

KK's recommendations are the tops!

If you want the additional help of some very safe herbs, try Cordyceps and Americal Ginseng.  Both are lung tonics, both gentle, and they approach lung health differerently.
Cordyceps is strengthening to the immune system and gives the body the capacity to uphold the health of the lungs.
American Ginseng is cooling (as opposed to Chinese or Korean Ginseng, which is warm or hot), and is moistening to the lungs.  It can make the lungs feel much more comfortable.
Both of these can be found at Dragonherbs.  CLICK

Also a more "western" herb which is a good expectorant, is Yerba Sante.  It is an extract from a resinous plant.

Any of these would give her a bit of support while she is following the BTD.
Posted by: mikeo, Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 1:48pm; Reply: 6
...my mom had the same thing....put her on a quercitan rich A compliant diet

use garlic and onions liberally meaning everyday...eat cold water fish like trout, cod , salmon, macheral and sardines

take quercitan tablets 400mg 20 minutes before meals with some bromelain 500mg...helps to absorb the quercitan faster.....flaxseed oil...tablespoon eeryday....omit dairy as much as possible..contributes to mucus formation.

if she has an attack....pick up some Oil of Oregano from a health food store and have her sniff from the bottle during attack or have her rub a couple of drops(very powerful stuff so don't use too much) on her chest...it will open up the passage ways

green tea also helps

lastly...strict adherance to A diet
Posted by: Vicki, Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 2:24pm; Reply: 7
Avoiding milk and dairy products as well as avoid oils would be important.  Dr. D'Adamo has mentioned that it takes some A's one year to get relief from the excess mucous.  The excess mucous is part of the A's protective response.  
Posted by: 1094 (Guest), Thursday, October 19, 2006, 3:37am; Reply: 8
I really appreciate all your help/concern/advise. I will get onto all the recommendations as soon as possible.  One thing I didn't mention was that my wife gets the flu/colds constantly. She gets over one then on comes another - and it seems like - all the time. Adhearing to the above suggestions will help her with that too - we hope. Thanks folks, I really appreciate your time and concerns. Cheers. Royce. now to fix my signature!!!
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 3:58am; Reply: 9
Quoted from picassoboyz
now to fix my signature!!!


Try brackets instead of parentheses, like so...

picassoboyz
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 3:59am; Reply: 10
Also, try typing the word 'center' instead of 'centre'.
Posted by: Don, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 4:07am; Reply: 11
Just cut and paste the code I indicated in post 4 above.
Posted by: Vicki, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 12:47pm; Reply: 12
I would verify that your wife is indeed Type A blood type, as well.
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 1:30pm; Reply: 13
picassoboyz, I'd like to suggest some Proberry Caps or Syrup also.
http://www.dadamo.com/napharm/BTstore/BTSstore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=NP014
not seeing the liquid, but I know they have it. NAP's is much more preferrable, IMHO, to all the others I've ever seen. It has no HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) in it. Just good stuff. :-)
A little zinc might not hurt her either. IF it's ok to supplement that for her blood type. Also some good Vit C, for her blood type. :-)
P.S. wanted to add - what a good husband you are. :-)
Posted by: 1094 (Guest), Friday, October 20, 2006, 11:44am; Reply: 14
 Kia ora.  Thanks for those comments italybound! I try to be a good husband - and now that we are trying to live the BTD lifestyle things even seem to be better!! Being an "O" type I am not coping too well having to eat so much meat!! I have never been a real meat eater - love my chicken and fish tho. Appreciate the comments. Cheers.     Royce.
Posted by: italybound, Friday, October 20, 2006, 12:58pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from picassoboyz
 Being an "O" type I am not coping too well having to eat so much meat!! I have never been a real meat eater .


I'd trade blood types w/ the DH if I could. I don't crave meat like he does, so we're kinda switched over here. As we have no choice, we'll just have to do the best we can w/ what we were given.  ;) ;D
Posted by: pipnjohn, Saturday, October 21, 2006, 6:59am; Reply: 16
Hey picasoboyz, good luck with your problem and the BTD solutions but what is this "Kia Ora" from "Australia"????  :o
Are you confused  about where you come from or are you a Kiwi who is living among the Okkkers? Hairemai, Hone.
Posted by: 1094 (Guest), Monday, October 23, 2006, 1:38am; Reply: 17
Tena Koe Hone. Yeah I am! A kiwi living in Australia. Up near Darwin - hot as!! Arohanui, Royce.
Posted by: 476 (Guest), Monday, October 23, 2006, 2:02am; Reply: 18
picassoboyz do remember that the O diet is more like having lots of vegetables and a small garnish of meat on the side. Check and make sure of the serving sizes and frequencies recommended and you will find that it really isnt as much meat as you might think. I keep discussing this with my mom who is an O secretor on the diet. Also this might help the pocket book in what might be one of the more expensive of the diets. Always try to focus on getting lots of veg and then enjoy your small 4-6 oz serving of meat, it doesnt have to be at every meal either most O's seem to do fine with there red meat for breakfast and then other protein sources for lunch and dinner. Lots of luck with the wife and try the lemon and water in the morning for her.
Posted by: italybound, Monday, October 23, 2006, 2:16am; Reply: 19
Quoted from JamieB
picassoboyz do remember that the O diet is more like having lots of vegetables and a small garnish of meat on the side. most O's seem to do fine with there red meat for breakfast and then other protein sources for lunch and dinner. .


some O's tend to need more meat than others. me for one. so the amount of red meat you'll need picassoboyz, will be an individual thing. maybe starting w/ the alotted guideline amounts and see how you feel. adjust from there. when I was 100% compliant and ate LOTS of meat (maybe even more than recommended as I think about it), all was VERY well. :D   Food in, food out, every meal, just like clock work. Doctors say red meat is bad for you! Hogwash if you're an O and being compliant. Bring on that filet!!! :-)
Posted by: 476 (Guest), Monday, October 23, 2006, 2:30am; Reply: 20
That is true italybound so I guess the best advice is let your body be your guide. I guess you could try out various amounts of meat and see how well you do and go from there.
Posted by: 1094 (Guest), Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 1:32am; Reply: 21
Thanks for all the help and advise. Eating the meat bit is going much better - got myself a set of kitchen scales so weigh it all now! Doesnt seem quite so much after all.  Just wish we lived nearer to a decent health food shop so we could get access to all the things mentioned in the BTD books! Living in the "outback" has its disadvantages at times!! -  Does anyone know where kangaroo meat and crocodile meat fits into the diet plan? Got alot of that out bush here. Cheers everyone - Royce.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 1:36am; Reply: 22
don t see why not, being an O.
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 1:15pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from picassoboyz
 Does anyone know where kangaroo meat and crocodile meat fits into the diet plan?


it would be considered a neutral until tested. however, please be sure to listen to your body if you eat it. :-)   my O brother has alligator once a year and seems to do okay on that. tho that is not kang or croc. :-)
Posted by: trish44, Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 3:51pm; Reply: 24
Hi there picassoboyz,

You have received wonderful advice, and I usually don't volunteer, but....I have been researching and taking NAC for some time now for antiox benefits since having had chemotherapy some time ago.  One of the things I read about was the benefits for people with lung and mucous difficulties.  So when an older friend of my husbands was suffering with emphasema (spelling) I suggested he try it.  Lo and behold, he really has improved.  He is off the oxygen and prednisone.  He takes one 600 mg. tab in the am and one in the evening.  I think he takes a glutamine tab with the am one, too.  He thinks it is nothing short of miraculous.  Do a search and read up on it, they are using it for that among other things.  I would have her try it for a few weeks and see if it helps.  

Good luck!
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 4:27pm; Reply: 25
Trish,
Thanks for the reminder on the benefits of NAC.  My past chemo also left me with a tendency to lung mucous.  The BTD is absolutely essential for me to keep my body balanced and healthy, and thank goodness we have it now, right ?  :-)

I have recently bought Respiratone from the NAP store and it contains NAC.  That must be why it works so well.  It is also helping my chronic sinusitis.  I highly, highly recommend it.  CLICK
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 4:34pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from trish44
I have been researching and taking NAC for some time now for antiox benefits since having had chemotherapy some time ago.  One of the things I read about was the benefits for people with lung and mucous difficulties.  So when an older friend of my husbands was suffering with emphasema (spelling) I suggested he try it.  Lo and behold, he really has improved.  He is off the oxygen and prednisone.  He takes one 600 mg. tab in the am and one in the evening.  I think he takes a glutamine tab with the am one, too.  He thinks it is nothing short of miraculous.!


that is quite a testimonial. i know a lady w/ COPD and will pass this info on to her. thanks
P.S. what brands is he taking? thanks
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 10:48pm; Reply: 27
here on kangaroo meat:
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/ask/archives/00000083.htm
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 12:23am; Reply: 28
at the risk of being 'yelled' at, this :
"O's typically have the digestive ability to utilize animal protein well, so Kangaroo meat should be fine."
is a very generalized statement. From that, one could assume O's could eat any meat they desired, which is not true.  :-/
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 12:45am; Reply: 29
even squirrels are in our lists!!!
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?401

I am just not yet ready for those!!! (to me, they look like rats with bushy tails!)
yet rats are a delicatessen in other parts of the world!
to each their own!
Posted by: trish44, Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 2:56pm; Reply: 30
I think he is taking Jarrow, which is the same brand that I am taking......
Posted by: 1094 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 3:23am; Reply: 31
I will do that Trish - thankyou very much. Everyone is so helpful - I really appreciate it. By the time I get my wife onto all these things and get her fixed up - I wont be able to catch her!!
Cheers everyone. Royce.
Posted by: trish44, Friday, October 27, 2006, 12:58pm; Reply: 32
You are welcome, and good luck to your wife.  Hope she is feeling better soon!
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