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Posted by: 107 (Guest), Saturday, January 13, 2007, 9:08pm
I was wondering something:

One of my parents is O and one is A.  Does this mean that I have some A tendencies as well.  I really do like vegetables, compliant beans, and nuts and do well with them.  I thought I read somewhere that sometimes there is a recessive blood type in your body as well that shapes you too.  Anyone know what I am talking about?  

I just wondered if this would make a difference in me at all.

Posted by: mikeo, Saturday, January 13, 2007, 9:31pm; Reply: 1
Dr D's dad hints at this in his book "One Man's Food" but does not use any empirical evidence...I have the same type of parents and I have never had a hankering for Amaranth, Peanut Butter or  tofu
Posted by: Alia Vo, Saturday, January 13, 2007, 10:15pm; Reply: 2
Perhaps...every aspect of our specific DNA can contribute to a multitude of personal and individual nuances in our bodies.

Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 13, 2007, 10:21pm; Reply: 3
Tina here s more detail:
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Sunday, January 14, 2007, 3:19am; Reply: 4
Very technical info I couldn't follow to well, really, but I get the main gist I think.  I used to really crave peanuts and peanut butter, and still like them, but I know they are avoids.  Not tofu though, kinda makes me feel yuck just thinking of it...(sorry A's, but it's just in my genes  :P

Posted by: 84 (Guest), Sunday, January 21, 2007, 4:13pm; Reply: 5
I believe that O is the recessive blood type gene or whatever. So all O's are OO which means they have recieved one O gene (or maybe is it allele?) from each parent.

A's are either AA or AO.

B's are either BO or BB.

AB's are well, AB.

And O's are always OO.

Hope this helps. Sorry if it's still not clear!
Posted by: Vicki, Sunday, January 21, 2007, 5:05pm; Reply: 6
For A's and B's they can either be AA or AO or BB or BO, so there is more variation.  Plus you have A1/A2/etc.  I think there is less variation from the ABO blood type standpoint of O's who are always OO.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Sunday, January 21, 2007, 5:22pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Tina
I was wondering something:

One of my parents is O and one is A.  Does this mean that I have some A tendencies as well.  I really do like vegetables, compliant beans, and nuts and do well with them.  I thought I read somewhere that sometimes there is a recessive blood type in your body as well that shapes you too.  Anyone know what I am talking about?  

I just wondered if this would make a difference in me at all.

I'm not sure that having some of the genes you inherit from your A parent has much to do with you being able to handle Type O compliant beans/legumes/nuts.  
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 22, 2007, 1:16am; Reply: 8
Tina, there is some truth to what you are saying:

can t wait for the Genotype Diet to come out next year!!
Posted by: Oonu, Monday, January 22, 2007, 2:25am; Reply: 9
How does that work in reverse?  
I'm an A, my son is an A,daughter is an O, I don't know what the other daughter is yet, but I'd think she is an A as well (OCD).  My husband will not do the blood test to see what his type is.  Could he possibly be an O?

Posted by: Don, Monday, January 22, 2007, 2:32am; Reply: 10
Quoted from Oonu
Could he possibly be an O?

Yes, with you as type A the father of an A and O child could be type O, Ao, or Bo.

Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, January 22, 2007, 2:32am; Reply: 11
To have A and O children, one parent would need to be Ao.  The other parent would also need to have an o allele, but the second allele could be A, B, or o, since the A or B are dominant, allowing  your husband to be either A, B, or O bloodtype.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Saturday, January 27, 2007, 10:18pm; Reply: 12
I'm sure this was asked before.  If  you are an O with an A parent, you are an O without any A characteristic lurking around.  I thought that might be a possibility, too, but apparently it is not.  Maybe there will be some new research, but as of now an O is an O is an O!
Enjoy it!
My A mother died prematurely as she loved beef.
My sister & I, both Os, at least can eat it.
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Saturday, February 3, 2007, 11:36pm; Reply: 13
How we would all love to know our parents and grandparents bloodtypes! How did my two grandmothers both reach 92 years? My guess is that each one instinctively ate true to type, which in one case was probably A and the other probably O. (by reverse logic working back from children and grandchildren.) In future years we will all know our bloodtype I am sure, from birth records. I am eagerly awaiting my own grandchild who will be either an A or a B(because the mother is AB and the father is oo) Hoping for an A so that I can bond even more closely!!! but on the other hand B's have a wonderful advantage in our society being so dairy oriented.
Posted by: 671 (Guest), Sunday, February 4, 2007, 3:33am; Reply: 14

Jenny, I think you may be right about your grandmothers and their diets.
I believe that many of those that are in the 80s and 90s now ate a better diet growing up then those of us that are in our 50s or younger.  The standard American diet we have been told is so good for us didn't exist "back in the day".  They ate more whole foods,  were more likely to eat seasonably than we are and didn't have all the processed or fast foods that we have thrown at us.  While past studies have shown that Os have longer lifespans than other types, I tend to believe that trend will change with so many buying into what the food pyramid tells them is good for them.  We Os can't thrive on those recommendations.  Hope I'm wrong, but.......
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Sunday, February 4, 2007, 7:14pm; Reply: 15
You're probably right. The maligned meat & potatoes diet was better for Os, but there was a lot of arthritis, maybe from the potatoes.  At least all that meat & fat was natural & folks worked harder.  At least everyone still agrees that fruits & veggies are good for us.
Where in North Central Illinois are you from?  I'm in Chicago & most of my childhood was in East Central Ill.(Edgar County).
Are you the one from the Rockford area?
We are excited about the Super Bowl today. It's hard to believe that 21 years have gone by since the Bears won it the last time!!
S S & L,
Mrs "T"    O+
Posted by: 671 (Guest), Sunday, February 4, 2007, 8:46pm; Reply: 16
Mrs T O+, Yes, at least they are agreeing on the fruits and veggies being good for everyone. I think the pushing of grains has show itself in the increase of type II diabetes and obesity that we are having so much of now. Time will tell if there are even more health issues related to the one-size-fits-all food pyramid.

I live just west of I-39 and  about mid-way between I-88 and I-80. Moved here from the suburbs (Bolingbrook/Naperville) almost 6 years ago. My husband stills commutes in but we got this far out because we thought the sprawl wouldn't get this far in our lifetimes. Time will tell that as well!!! :D
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 3:48am; Reply: 17
What town are you near? I couldn't find I-39 on the map!
Urban sprawl is awful.  I have actually heard Kankakee referred to as a suburb! I'm not ready for that.
I hope your area stays rural with lots of fresh air!!
You can PM me if you don't want everyone to know where you live.
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"       O+
Posted by: The Pen, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 11:39am; Reply: 18
My parents have different bloodtyps too, father A mother 0, having made a secretor test my blood type is A + Non secretor. I sometimes think, that being A non secretor, has to do with my mother beeing 0
perhaps that's the reason why people are able to handle with food from one or another bloodtype (I hope you do understand what I mean)
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 1:34pm; Reply: 19
The non-secretor gene comes from one parent & it doesn't have to be of the same blood type!  Either one of your parents could be a non-secretor.
Welcome to the non-secretor club!  They are a lot of fun!!!!
If your parents are different blood types, according to this board, it doesn't affect your type.  You are still an A.  The O (recessive) gene you have is more for passing along to the next generation (possibly).

Keep reading.  You will love us!! :)   LOL!!

Mrs "T"    O+
Posted by: Don, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 3:51pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from Mrs_T_O+
The non-secretor gene comes from one parent & it doesn't have to be of the same blood type!  Either one of your parents could be a non-secretor.

Actually, since she is a non-secretor and non-secretor is recessive, she would have to get a non-secretor gene from both parents. It also means that neither of her parents would have to be non-secretors to pass her a recessive non-secretor gene, but they could be non-secretors.

Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 3:56pm; Reply: 21
Great thread!  But I don't know about our grandparents having a better diet.  It depends on how they grew up and what mindset they bought into as young adults (also, remember, they ate a LOT of lard and pork on the farm).  My paternal grandmother died in her early 60's from a heart condition.  I'm going to bet she and my paternal grandfather were both A's, based on the fact that 2 out of the 3 of their children are A's (I don't know one aunt's BT).  My p.grandfather lived to about 93, eating homegrown, organic veggies and very little meat all his life.  My maternal grandfather died of lung cancer in his early 70's from smoking (after surviving Omaha Beach on D-day, the Battle of the Bulge, and "stringing communication lines from one end of Europe to the other").  He was most likely an O, based on stories of his temperament and energy level and food preferences.  My m.grandmother is still alive and doing well and her diet has been terrible!  She left the family farm in Alabama when she was 18, moved to Atlanta, put herself through nursing school and thought that anything that came out of a can was the healthiest thing available.  She regularly eats fast food, lots of cake and icecream, bacon, cooks with lard, and eats leftover Thanksgiving turkey that she lets sit out for hours and hours.  My mother always said she had a stomach of steel, and that she could eat things that were surely spoiled with no side affects.  Only an O could be said to have a stomach of steel.

Great thread.  Very interesting.  The longer I'm on the A diet, the less I have the desire to sample foods from the other diets.  My red meat cravings went away within weeks of being on the diet.  Took some pancreatic training to get used to beans (my pancreas wanted to say, "That wasn't enough protein," but it really was after a few weeks).  
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Thursday, February 8, 2007, 4:36pm; Reply: 22
MoDon: I didn't realize that the secretor situation had recessive genes! I guess all traits do.  Whoops!

Ribbit: Your grandparents sound like a classic study of the BTD.  3 of them follow the principles & the last one is the old exception to the rule!  I think most of my relatives that I know blood type about follw the 'rules' but my 93.9 year old aunt is still chugging along.  I'd say half of her diet was compliant & half not over the years.  But she smoked Camels without filters for a long time & later other brands & goes long periods without sleep.  

Thanks for sharing, everyone!

Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"   O+
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, February 9, 2007, 2:55pm; Reply: 23
Mrs. T, I've been mulling over something in my head on the subject of tobacco.  We know that some people get lung cancer and die, but other people smoke from the time they're young teens till they're in their 90's with no trouble at all.  Tobacco is a nightshade.  Could it be that the blood types with nightshade problems get the cancer and the blood types who can tolerate (and even do well with) nightshades don't get cancer?  
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, February 9, 2007, 3:03pm; Reply: 24
What an awesome thought!!  My aunt is an AB & potatoes & eggplant are acceptable to eat.  My mom was an A & those are not (even contain the dreaded lectins!).
Peppers are a no-no for both types.  What other foods are nightshades?

As regulars know, my mom who smoked less than my aunt, died at 55 & auntie is still alive at 93.9!

Mrs "T"    O+ (probably shouldn't smoke, either!)
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, February 9, 2007, 9:09pm; Reply: 25
Nightshades:  peppers, tomatoes, potatoes (unsure about sweet potatoes--they're in the morning glory family, but morning glories might be nightshades--don't know), eggplant and tobacco.  There may be more, but those are the ones I know of.
Posted by: 702 (Guest), Sunday, March 11, 2007, 12:23am; Reply: 26
As others have said, your genotype is OO, so you don't have any A genetically.  If you were A instead, your genotype would be AO and so, you would have aspects of A and O.  But unless you really do inherit all alleles from your parents, you don't have any A aspects.
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, March 11, 2007, 4:39pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from Ribbit
Only an O could be said to have a stomach of steel.

My A husband has a stomach of steel. Amazes me what he eats sometimes and gets away with............well for now.  ;)
Posted by: angel, Monday, April 16, 2007, 4:11pm; Reply: 28
Sweet potatoes are not nightshades they are in the convolvulaceae. (convovulus, ipomoea) They are the thicken root of a tropical morning glory. I eat these and have not troble with joint pain. I no  longer eat meat and other vegies that have been prepared in the same pot with potatoes it has too much of an effect. Sweet potatoes with ghee or oil are good though.

I am currently just winding up a Master Gardener class, which means I ahve to know or know where to find the answers for people. It is interesting to look at the different families and see that both beneficials and avoids are int he same family.
Posted by: comper, Sunday, June 17, 2007, 12:01am; Reply: 29
I think it's all in the head about being raised by a different type if you are O, especially with O being most susceptible to the other blood types, or so as I have read. My mother is O like myself, but my dad is a B, and sometimes I have wandering fantasies about being a nomadic musician, eating cheese and drinking milk. and i know it's not me, since when i revert back to the idea of being a robust ambitious o, and then i feel stronger and worry less about my life later on. (FEEL stronger, i'm not really that strong)
Not to mention, my MOM'S parents are O and A, and she really sometimes freaks me out how she tries to impersonate A-type personality. On the course, my B father's parents were O and AB, and i think i notice resistance from both of those types, but he's still a forgetful B mostly.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Sunday, June 17, 2007, 12:31am; Reply: 30
Welcome to the board. We hope you love it as much as most of us do!!
The personalities don't always seem to mesh with what we read, but it's amazing how the diet has helped many folks.
Feel free to ask for help & ask Qs.  There are a lot of knowledgable people here!!

All the (positive) blood types are in my family tree, too.  I didn't know most of this info till recent years, but it is fascinating.  My maternal grandma was a B, maternal grandpa an A, my mom an A, my aunt (her sister) an AB. All these years I didn't know that. She told me in her late 80s-now she's 94!
My dad was an O, but I don't have definitive info on his parents.  I suspect his mom was an O as she had classical physical traits including having a stroke!
My sis & I are both Os, so I know my mom's recessive was O. I was disappointed to find out I was an O years ago, but now am glad from what I know about BTD!!

I wonder if there is anyone on here whose family members are all one type (extended family). It seems we are all from a variety.

Even tho Bs can have dairy, it seems several are allergic to milk. Maybe it's how "Big Ag"  processes it.  It also hints that maybe certain family allergies & nationalities affect us as individuals.
It's all so fascinating-glad you are getting into it at a young age, not 50, like I was!!

Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T"      O+
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, June 17, 2007, 4:36am; Reply: 31
great reads on this precisely
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