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Posted by: sco24 (Guest), Saturday, February 24, 2007, 9:11pm
hey everybody,

I have autoimmune problems with hypothyroid.

I've had 3 Elisa food allergy tests which have helped tremendously.

I'm allergic to eggs, dairy, gluten, wheat, gliadin, etc., etc.  I feel loads better when I don't eat these things, but the only problem is if I eat any food too much, I become intolerant to it, such as I did with some berries, peppers and squashes.

I recently tested my blood and found I'm AB+, which I guess goes to show why my body is so picky and wacked.  So now I'm hoping to get some info from you guys.

For one, I eat a ton of chicken, and avocados, and some nuts and seeds which are on the avoids list.  What I'm worried about, is if these "avoid" foods are causing a leaky gut, thus causing me to have more food intolerances?  Does anybody know if the lectins in these foods can cause that in an AB like me?  I really need help with this because I don't know much about these foods and I'm trying to get my immune system and digestive system back on track.  Can avoids cause such problems?

Anyways, any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Scott

Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 10:01pm; Reply: 1
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Does anybody know if the lectins in these foods can cause that in an AB like me?  I really need help with this because I don't know much about these foods and I'm trying to get my immune system and digestive system back on track.  Can avoids cause such problems?


In a nutshell: Yes, they can and probably have in your body.  Healing will take time.

Welcome to the forum Sso24.  Why not drop into your member center (link is at the top right of the page) and pick yourself out one of those beautiful AB Shield avatars.  This way, others can respond to your queeries without having to ask or you having to repeat your Blood type each time.

If you haven't done so already, I recommend you read this testimonial thread about Rodney's journey.  Rodney is also a guy, and an AB, and he thought he was a B for awhile....and eating many of the foods that you currently are eating.

Key to success in this way of eating is eliminating avoids for your type completely.  Since you are dealing with several health challenges, I also recommend getting your secretor status tested.  This way you fine tune your diet for optimum results, faster.

Again, Welcome!  Please ask as many questions as you need.  We are all here to help each other succeed in this new way of healthy living.

Posted by: OSuzanna, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 10:35pm; Reply: 2
Welcome, Scott! You'll have lots of helpful AB company here in your new 'neighborhood.'  ;D
PS - ditch the chicken, it's probably contributing to your sensitivities..
Best of luck and again, welcome :D
Posted by: sco24 (Guest), Saturday, February 24, 2007, 11:01pm; Reply: 3
Thanks for the responses guys.  I think the first thing I'll do is cut out the chicken and stick to turkey and fish.  I had mercury toxicity a while ago from too much canned tuna as a teenager so I have to be careful there.  

One thing that's tough is the seeds and nuts I can't eat.  pumpkin seeds, sunflower etc., i've been eating, but it says i shouldn't.  as well as avocado, I just want to make sure I'm getting the "healthy" fats.  Like olive oil... thank God I can eat that.

o yeah, i had hazelnuts today.... there a big avoid... AHHHHHH

Scott.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 11:04pm; Reply: 4
Make your own list of avoid foods and carry it with you.  In time, you will know your avoids like the back of your hand, or the inside of you closet. ;D  On the other side of the paper, list all your bennies.  Soon, you will be craving bennies more than you realize.

Give it time.  At least a month eating 100% avoid free, and see what happens.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 12:54am; Reply: 5
From one AB to another - follow the food lists!!!  STOP eating the avoids.  You are going to reduce the allergy development as you eat compliantly.  The body will add allergies in times of stress and trauma, like when you eat avoids.

Make Ghee to help the digestive system heal.  I use ghee, about a pint every week or two, when I cook eggs for breakfast and for topping greens or cooked sweet potato...  Very good and beneficial for intestinal health, especially for those of us who have a leaky gut history...

Something else that has helped me is to stay away from grains and sweets...  The only grain product I eat is the Ezekial bread for my lunch sandwiches at work.

Hope this helps...
Posted by: sco24 (Guest), Sunday, February 25, 2007, 7:35am; Reply: 6
Joe,

Thanks for the advice.  But what is Ghee?  I've never heard of that before.  

It definitely would be nice to stop developing intolerances to food.

Scott
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, February 25, 2007, 8:02am; Reply: 7
hi dear :D
welcome...welcome...welcome as a new AB....I am that happy that we became that *important* ;) ;D
(we are the champions) ;) and yess KK is on the right track, would also go for the intake of a good multivit and mineral even a bit higher in the B-complex to get healed your gut problem; dito Ghee is a superlecker idea .......perhaps also have an eye onto a product named *Moducare* from Thorne, seems super also in such cases as foodintolerances :D .......and here...another welcome and fine to meet you on our forum, bye

Tmta.I.
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 12:41pm; Reply: 8
Welcome Scott,

do you have Dr. D's books? I use the typebase pages a lot it is so easy to find out what we can safely eat. stay far away from all of the avoids you mentioned and eat lots of greens, what has really been my staple is small quick batches of home made soups with all bennies. I have no problem eating lots of turkey for protein and beans that are bennies. Don't look back at the foods that are not good for you look ahead and eat the bennies as much as you can. I cut my bread intake way down to one slice of sprouted bread a day and eating peanut butter when I am craving proteins along with the turkey and a slice of mozzarella cheese from time to time but only as a treat.
no dairy other than that period and if you are a coffee drinker Quit!
Yes the avoids are avoids for a reason stay away from them. and drink lots of teas and water.
my favorites now are licorice, mint and on occasion green tea.
take it slow and easy and you will be feeling better in no time.
Rodney
Posted by: KimonoKat, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 4:33pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from sco24
Joe,

Thanks for the advice.  But what is Ghee?  I've never heard of that before.  

It definitely would be nice to stop developing intolerances to food.

Scott


Ghee is made from butter.  It's butter that is heated, until all the milk solids fall to the bottom and congeal together.  You strain the milk solids out of the ghee and voila!  You have an oil that is loaded with butyrate acid (the ideal food for your cells lining your colon).  Many here, take a tablespoon of ghee on an empty stomach in the morning.

Links about Ghee.

Typebase4 Entry

Dr. D's Ask Column on Ghee

Ghee thread in Cook Right Forum

Many here cook extensively with Ghee.  It has a higher "burn point" than olive oil.

Posted by: sco24 (Guest), Monday, February 26, 2007, 3:43am; Reply: 10
Ahhh,

I ate an artichoke tonight, didn't know I couldn't.  Darn. I like artichokes.  O well.

But in any event, thanks for the info guys.  Oh, is there any way I can eat if I don't know if I'm a secretor or non secretor so I don't eat any AVOID foods.  I already don't eat wheat because I can't tolerate it, but I figure until I get enough cash for that secretor test, I just won't eat any foods that could possibly be on the AVOID.

I think this will be pretty easy for me since, as I stated before, I eat practically paleo anyway.

Thanks
Scott
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, February 26, 2007, 4:12am; Reply: 11
Quoted from sco24
Oh, is there any way I can eat if I don't know if I'm a secretor or non secretor so I don't eat any AVOID foods.  I already don't eat wheat because I can't tolerate it, but I figure until I get enough cash for that secretor test, I just won't eat any foods that could possibly be on the AVOID.Thanks
Scott

Scott,
I haven't gotten the test either, I just avoid all foods that are avoid for either Secretor or Non...  I actually go further than that, as I have purchased the Fatigue Health Series book and avoid even the foods rated Neutral - Allowed Infrequently.  In the Health Series books, there are 5 ratings...  Super Beneficial, Beneficial, Neutral - Allowed Frequently, Neutral - Allowed Infrequently, and Avoid.

This is not as good as getting the test because there are foods that are being restricted unnecessarily, but it is a start... ;D

I'm glad KimonoKat answered your question about Ghee...  You get the information quicker when anybody who sees the question jumps in and answers it...


Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 26, 2007, 7:10am; Reply: 12
Scott,
I d look into getting the allergies book and following the advice given.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED034
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