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Posted by: meh206, Sunday, January 14, 2007, 1:43am
Could anyone tell me if chromium picolinate is ok for a B nonnie? My Naturopath told me to take 200 mcg 2x/daily.  It is to raise my HDL. It is 34. I usually don't feel well taking any supplements.
Thank you
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, January 14, 2007, 2:11am; Reply: 1

supposedly an avoid for all.

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Dr D:
Some supplements should be avoided, based on blood type, as an overdose can be just as toxic, if not more so, than a deficiency. Some examples are Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Zinc and Chromium Picolinate.
Posted by: meh206, Sunday, January 14, 2007, 4:57am; Reply: 2
Thank you Lola.
I got the chromium picolinate and just had a feeling I should not take it so I just looked at it for several days but yesterday I took one and had kind of a funny feeling in my abdomen last night and it continued most of the day today but it finally wet away.  Don't know if it was caused by it or not but just had the feeling I shouldn't be taking it.  I won't take any more.  I will just stick with the BTD and hope the cholesterol thing rights itself.
Thanks again for the answer.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, January 14, 2007, 5:08am; Reply: 3
remember to practice the visualizing as well as breathing exercises to lower cortisol levels and thus cholesterol.

read this informative thread:
Posted by: Don, Sunday, January 14, 2007, 3:47pm; Reply: 4
You might want to take a look at the Cardiovascular Health Support Protocols or even better get the Cardiovascular Disease book for more targeted blood type specific recommendations.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Sunday, January 14, 2007, 8:06pm; Reply: 5
Chromium Picolinate is something I take daily almost like a diabetic takng insulin. It helps control blood sugar.  I think Dr. D doesn't advocate the picolinate,  not the chromium.
What type & brand of chromium does he recommend?
Mrs "T"     O+
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, January 14, 2007, 9:53pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Mrs_T_O+
Chromium Picolinate is something I take daily almost like a diabetic takng insulin. It helps control blood sugar.

Have you thought about trying Glycosia, the new NAP prod for BS? :-)
Posted by: Schluggell, Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 8:56am; Reply: 7
Found this table:

Selected food sources of Food Chromium (in mcg):
Broccoli, ˝ cup 11
Grape juice, 1 cup 8
English muffin, whole wheat, 14
Potatoes, mashed, 1 cup 3
Garlic, dried, 1 teaspoon 3
Basil, dried, 1 tablespoon 2
Beef cubes, 3 ounces 2
Orange juice, 1 cup 2
Turkey breast, 3 ounces 2
Whole wheat bread, 2 slices 2
Red wine, 5 ounces 1-13
Apple, unpeeled, 1 medium 1
Banana, 1 medium 1
Green beans, ˝ cup 1

From the following website, with references:
Posted by: Don, Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 1:51pm; Reply: 8
Brewer’s yeast is the dried, pulverized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a type of fungus, and is a rich source of B-complex vitamins, protein (providing all essential amino acids), and minerals, including a biologically active form of chromium known as glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Brewer’s yeast is usually a by-product of the brewing industry and should not be confused with nutritional yeast or torula yeast, which are low in chromium.
It is by far the best source of chromium, both in terms of quantity and bio-availability.

... if it is not bitter, it is not likely to be real brewer’s yeast and therefore will not contain biologically active chromium. In addition, “primary grown” yeast (i.e., that grown specifically for harvest, as opposed to that recovered in the brewing process) may not contain GTF.
Because it contains a highly biologically active form of chromium, supplementation with brewer’s yeast could potentially enhance the effects of drugs for diabetes (e.g., insulin or other blood sugar-lowering agents) and possibly lead to hypoglycaemia. Therefore, people with diabetes taking these medications should supplement with chromium or brewer’s yeast only under the supervision of a doctor.
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