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Posted by: skoriginal, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 7:01pm
Hi everyone, especially fellow type A's out there! :)

I started eating non-type A foods and am now struggling to get myself back on plan.  My weight stalled, I feel puffy and not so great and have been having some health concerns to boot.  I truly believe in the BTD.  I need to be more strict for the long haul in avoiding foods that are not good for my type. :(  The main worst ones are wheat and potatoes.  

I previously ordered a secretor testing kit, but it got misplaced, so I ordered a new one this week.  I had it sent priority mail, so am really looking forward to finally knowing my status.  I think I'm a non-secretor for numerous reasons -- from information I've studied here and elsewhere -- but it'll be good to know for sure.

I really like coming here and reading the threads.  I'm not great with posting often, but do check in.  Since the BTD goes well with natural healing, I have some questions for anyone that has some good recommendations/information for me...

•  Does anyone know of a good naturopath in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale area)?  Someone that is interested in natural healing and therapies.

•  For type A's, what things work best for you for weight loss?  food, exercise, supplements, etc.  (I ordered the one BTD weight loss kit with the test.)

•  My parents aren't sure what their blood type is, but my Mom thinks she's AB and my Dad thinks he's O.  If I'm A, what would that be when you take into account my parents' types?  I saw something with this in the book and on here, but I don't understand that second level of typing.

•  I feel like it's one thing after another with my health and that I can't keep up with it.  To most, I seem fine, but to me, it's a lot of different stuff and I'm starting to worry that it'll get worse instead of better.  I take the SuperFoodsRX supplements, plus CoQ10, lutein (eyes -- retina issues) and selenium.

Any input or guidance?  It's hard for me to reach out, but I really want to get into better shape and turn my health around.  I really appreciate your input.  I do love the BTD!  Thanks so much, Stefani
Posted by: Don, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 7:47pm; Reply: 1
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If you are correct about your parents' blood types, then your genotype would be Ao. At this point that doesn't officially change anything about the BTD for you. However, it may in ways we don't understand yet.

I suggest you reread at least the type A section in LR4YT, particularly the lifestyle strategies on pages 178-184. Start with the basics. Follow the BTD as recommeded in the book compliantly. This includes the food (status, frequency, and, portion sizes), exercise (types and amount)/stress, and other lifestyle recommendations. To make even faster progress get any Health Library books that apply to your health problems and follow the stricter version of the BTD in those books. the Aging book applies to every adult, since we are all aging.

Next step is to pick appropriate supplements to support the BTD. The Health Library books that apply to your health problems will offer specific supplement suggestion that may help. Also, reference the D'Adamo Health Protocols for supplement suggestions for your health problems.

The Determinator, which is an artificial intelligence program that provides advice about NAP products that may helpful for your health situation, is a useful tool. It can help you prioritize supplements for the conditions that the program covers.  However, it only includes health issues that the NAP products address. Particularly look at the highest recommended supplements at the top of the list.

If you do this I suspect you will see improvement in your health in the coming weeks, but remember it took years of probably eating many of the wrong things and other lifestyle choices to get you where you are today so give your body time to heal and recover.

Since you are type A eventually you might want to consider getting your other subtypes tested to find out if you are A1 or A2 and what your MN type is, particularly if you are concerned about breast cancer.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 7:59pm; Reply: 2
it wouldn t hurt rereading the advice given in the tutorial
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/1.htm
Posted by: skoriginal, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 8:24pm; Reply: 3
Thank you both SO much!  I really appreciate your advice -- and the information to read.  

How do I find out if I'm A1 or A1, and how do I check the MN status?  I'd definitely be interested in knowing all I can to best heal myself.  

Thank you again, Stefani

PS:  What tests would you recommend I ask my doctor about besides the basic CBC, thyroid panel, etc.  ?  Thank you again! :)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 8:35pm; Reply: 4
serotyping services from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.  You
can contact them at 480/970-000.
tube supplied by Southwest Naturopathic Med
http://www.scnm.edu  
their lab page:
http://www.scnm.edu/medcenter/laboratory.php
email serotyping@scnm.edu
(ask for Nellie) to ship you a kit.

A subtypes here:
MINOR BLOOD GROUPS AND OTHER POLYMORPHISMS
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase.....subtype/subtype5.htm

and in LR4YT on page 356 and the Encyclopedia
on page 43.
Posted by: skoriginal, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 8:45pm; Reply: 5
Thank you!! :)  I really appreciate your help, Stefani
Posted by: Alia Vo, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 9:20pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from skoriginal
Hi everyone, especially fellow type A's out there! :)
I need to be more strict for the long haul in avoiding foods that are not good for my type. :(  The main worst ones are wheat and potatoes.  

Try various other beneficial grains and breads available for blood type A's made from 100% sprouted flours, buckwheat, whole oats, amaranth, rye.  Blood type A's have numerous options.

Taro root makes a nice substitute for potatoes.  Mashed parsnips or cauliflower can be used as a 'mashed potato' substitutre.
•  

Does anyone know of a good naturopath in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale area)?  Someone that is interested in natural healing and therapies.

Please refer to the BTD Naturopath Practioner Listing for assistance:
http://www.dadamo.com/registry/searchifhi.html


•  For type A's, what things work best for you for weight loss?  food, exercise, supplements, etc.  (I ordered the one BTD weight loss kit with the test.)

I encourage you to follow the portion/frequency guidelines in LR, eat as compliantly as possible focusing on tier two or beneficial foods in LR, exercise appropriately for blood type A's--including practicing yoga a few times weekly, maintain/control stress levels.


Alia
Posted by: skoriginal, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 9:35pm; Reply: 7
Thank you, Alia!  I look forward to learning more about all of this and making these healthy and positive changes.  I also look forward to knowing my secretor status.  I will be surprised if I'm not a non-secretor, but it'll be good to know for sure.  

How long have you been following the plan?

Thank you again, Stefani :)
Posted by: Alia Vo, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 9:40pm; Reply: 8
Most of the population are secretors; however, I feel it is advantageous to know one's secretor status as it is a way to refine what one chooses to eats for optimal health.

I have practicing this lifestyle since 1999 and will continue for my lifetime.  It is a wonderful way to eat, live, and feel.

Alia
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 9:42pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from lola

A subtypes here:
MINOR BLOOD GROUPS AND OTHER POLYMORPHISMS
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase.....subtype/subtype5.htm


Lola, this link doesn't work...:(
Posted by: Don, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 9:52pm; Reply: 10
That link went away when Dr. D created wiki.

Try reading:
Subgroups of Type A
MNS Blood Group
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 2:28am; Reply: 11
here you go!
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/subtype/subtype5.htm
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