Quoted from Brighid45The reason why you're hearing about avoids so much is (imo anyway) because so many of us have found that the avoid list is a major source of trouble, and it's the first place to look when we're having problems. No one here is trying on purpose to get in your face or harass you. We're just trying to find the simplest solution for your health problems, and avoids are at the top of the list.
As for secretor status, I stand by finding out for sure what it is. It is the best tool after the BTD for refining your food plan and finding the foods that work best for you. I was positive I was a nonnie--nope, I'm a secretor with nonnie-like reactions to grains, cow's milk and sugar. Getting your status is up to you, but I believe that by not knowing, you'll never be sure whether the plan you're following is the best one. When you are loaded with food allergies and sensitivities, you need all the tools you can get. :) I saved up for almost a year to get the money for the test--it was tough, I was unemployed at the time and literally had to save pennies, but it was well worth it.
If you have a good source of supplements, that's cool. Whatever works :) I use a vegetarian source of glucosamine because of extreme shellfish sensitivity. No one here will come down on you for not using NAP supplements. One of the beauties of the BTD is that you can do it without supplements at all. That's a sign of real integrity on the part of the plan's creator, in my book.
Your avoid list does read like a nonnie's. Just about everything on there is bad news for Os anyway, especially Os who are sensitive. I would suggest going with the top ten energy foods for type O (in your case, top nine since walnuts cause problems): lean red meat, richly oiled cold water fish, olive oil, seaweed, spinach/collards/kale, garlic, berries (blueberries and elderberries in particular), ginger, and green tea. If medical whey works for you, okay. I know this is a very basic list, but you can add to it as you go along and discover what you can eat--like the avocadoes that you've found help you gain energy.
I'm glad you posted to let us know what you need. Hang in there and keep posting, okay? We're here to help. :)
The potato lectin is a red flag ~ for all Os except secretors who have no inflammatory problems, no joint trouble, no extra weight, no other health difficulties at all related to diet. For those healthy folks, we say "it may be considered neutral" because that is the most practical way in which to communicate this seeming anomaly to the small percentage of Os who digest it without trouble ~ always secretors, and never those with the conditions listed above. This is a case in which the subtypes fully come into play in regard to reactivity -- further, even a good percentage of secretors cannot eat this food, and it is difficult to pin down the exact differences between them that makes this so. Potato lectin has a profoundly different effect for Os who do not fall into that group, thus its continuing "red flag" status.
Quoted from Brighid45Dr. D himself has said that the BTD is not a straitjacket. I'm pretty sure when Eat Right For Your Genotype comes out, it will be even more individualized.
Quoted from debraTarranae...my apologies to you. I have been one of the ones with the avoid police and pushing the secretor test only because I waited three years before I got mine (thinking I was a secretor) to find out I was a nonnie. I wish only to help and find you the right path to better health. The past year and a half as a nonnie has brought me to greater health and I wish only the same for you and everyone else who wants to heal their bodies. On another board I used to frequent, but don't anymore because they could get downright rude and nasty, there was one person 'O' who was determined for the longest time that dairy helped her health. When she finally did take the step and got off of it she started to heal. I actually don't know how she now as I don't go to that board anymore. You have so many health issues that the whey could be helping in one way and causing many other problems. Even with other foods.
Beneficials as medicine
Neutrals as foods
Avoids as poison.
Quoted from lolatry the colostrum resting proposed, instead.......
Quoted TextYou might find it most helpful to start with colostrum at http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/tbrl/colpow.html and sprout-greens [NAP's 'Live Cell' at http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT009 ... seacure at http://www.naturedoc.com/ and phytoplankton at http://www.marinecure.com
That allergy problem may derive from a leaky-gut ... in this case a mix of many amino acids + the peptides from Seacure (as above) or Cytolog should help at http://www.cytolog.com. Allergy Research Group retails cytolog. You may also find their product called Stabillium most helpful.
Quoted from lolaend of this year, perhaps!
Quoted Textdiscourage anyone with mercury fillings from using B12 or probiotics because of the potential to drastically hurt your health.
Candida binds with mercury. Therefore, if you take anti-candida supplements which kills some of the candida it will cause a release of the mercury.
Quoted from diffyI had a severe case of systemic candida, and have successfully treated it without removing my mercury dental fillings. Just a thought.
Quoted from lolaare you taking chlorella?
Quoted from diffyI got two or three of them about twenty years ago. I got another one or two a few years ago. I have five or six altogether. No mirror handy so can't check now...