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Posted by: colojd, Monday, May 7, 2007, 2:11pm
We are a family of one type O and two type B's (do not know our secretor statuses).
We have been taking Omega 3 fish oil capsules, but wanted to double check that this is advisable for our blood types.

My husband and I are in our mid 50's. He is in relatively good health - only major concern we have is that he developed painful cluster migraines about 4 yrs ago. These appear usually in mid summer (if any cluster sufferers are out there, would also like to hear from you as well. These headaches are very distressing to him). He had a physical this winter and his blood results look good.

I am now menopausal, have had none of the major problems like hot flashes or night sweats. However my last blood test showed that some of my things like blood sugar and bad cholesterol were elevated. I also had this done at a time when things were pretty chaotic in our lives. The company we were working for was closing its division, it was owned by my husband's brother who then told us he would not repay the large sum of money we loaned, etc. It was probably not the best time to go for my annual, because I am sure the stress probably made the results not the best. My bp was also elevated so I have been on meds but would love to get off those sa well.

My husband is on to a new job that he likes very much and things have somewhat calmed down. We try to walk as often as we can each week. I also do some type of aerobic activity and plan to start on some yoga soon. Both my husband, son (he is 16) and I are working on losing weight.

We began taking vitamin supplements and the fish oil, because we wanted to keep ourselves as healthy as possible during this transition time. We also try to eat fish at least twice a week.

I have now heard, after all of this promotion to use fish oil supplements, that it may not be for everyone. So would like to get some input on this, please.

Thanks,
Joyce
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 7, 2007, 3:19pm; Reply: 1
Fine for the Bīs not such a good idea for the Oīs-
But I must admit that my kid ( O) gets some ... she eats so little fish  that it is the only way she gets fish.
I make sure to buy clean versions... the ones tested here in Denamrk with least toxins in.
I can see on her skin when she has the fish oil- looks better not sp dry I wonder why?
I take fish oil pills all summer they help my fingers not to be stiff.( sideeaffect after a bad listeria infection 10 years ago)
I can really feel the difference and I donīt eat enough fish any way.
In the winter I do halibutliver oil instead- to get A and mainly D that most danes lacks.
It seem to be a good way for me.

I think you should look for the menopausable book- and maybe the cardio book as well.
I can write some of the tips down for your from the cardio if you feel like- but Iīm too young for the menopasable book :-)
Posted by: colojd, Monday, May 7, 2007, 3:44pm; Reply: 2
Thanks Henriette for your comments and info.

Can you tell me why type O's should not have fish oil? I had seen this commented before. I need to know specifically why in order to explain to my husband. We also buy the capsules that say that they have been tested and are mercury and other contaminant free.

I am not a big fish fan either, but we are trying to eat it at least twice each week. We usually buy salmon. My husband, as an O is lucky and can have almost any type of meat or fish. My son and I as B's are not as lucky and have to be more selective on fish and seafood. Even those that are neutral or beneficial for us sometimes are hard to find, or very expensive. I know shrimp for example is not recommended for B's but we do eat it anyway. Otherwise it would be very hard to find a wide variety of seafood that is compatable. We also eat scallops.

I guess since there are so many O's in the world, it is no wonder that the blood type diet would work well for them. For the rest of us, it can be a challenge.

My main goal this spring is to get my blood results numbers back where I am happy with them.

Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 7, 2007, 4:08pm; Reply: 3
For the Oīs it has to do with their thin blood
It is not an avoid just not recommended.

Fish oh donīt get me started it is my bad  concience( cant spell)

I do eat new fjord shrimps  a few times during summer- they are tiny pink shrimps common in my area- very sweeet  - I feel fine with it and they are really a delicatesse- remember to live ;-D

I eat some salmon but I prefer it cold.
White fish like cod , haddock, hake etc are fine as well.
Monk fish is so good - but way out of my pocket.
We eat some scallop as well- my kid like them so...
on a good week we have fish 2x...
not enough for any of us...

top 13 food for Bīs from cardio book:
1 lean organic lamp and mutton
2) richly oiled coldwater fish
3) cultured dairy- yoghur kefir
4) olive oil
5) black walnuts
6) Shitake mushrooms
7) broccoli
8) Collards, kale , mustrd greens
9) pineapple
10) cranberries
11) herbal teas; dandelion, ginseng, licorise root
12) turmeric
13) green tea.
Posted by: colojd, Monday, May 7, 2007, 4:51pm; Reply: 4
First of all, your puppy is so cute. I am sure you are enjoying him!

Thanks for the comments about O's and fish oil. I will tell my husband the he can skip it unless his cholesterol and lipid readings slip.

In reading the cardio lists, we are in good shape. I haven't tried the herbal teas listed though.We do eat most of the rest of the list frequently so that is good news. We do get black walnuts here in the US - my husband and I grew up in the Midwest (USA) and we both had black walnut trees in our yards. They have very hard shells so are difficult to crack. But I guess the effort is worth it. they have a very distintive flavor. We sometimes find them in the grocery stores - expensive. Or I have ordered online for them, too. Was curious why Shitakke mushrooms rather than other varieties?

As for the white fish, we eat the same varieties as those you listed. The only problem with the white fish is that they are often very bland in flavor. Last year I planted a nice herb called French Sorrell. It is a perrieniel so stayed green through the winter and now that it is spring, it is really growing fast. It has a nice lemony flavor and good to add to a variety of things but heard it was great to put on fish when you bake it. So I am anxious to try that out.

Thanks again and I will tell my husband that he can skip the fish oil capsules for now!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 7, 2007, 5:54pm; Reply: 5
Thanks for the notice about the sorrel.My mum have it so maybe I should try it.
YTes the white fish are bland- maybe that is why my kid likes them ;-D
I sometimes make fish balls with them.
Mince the fish, add herbs: chives and parsley are nice, egg, maybe a bit of cream and spelt flor - fry in small patties.
good with lemon mayo :-D
Posted by: colojd, Monday, May 7, 2007, 6:11pm; Reply: 6
The fish recipe sounds good. My Mom used to make something similar - she did not use cream I think and substituted canned tuna. But she did flatten them into patties and fry as you described.

I was new to sorrel but had read a lot about it, especially for fish and also adding to salads, soups and sauces. We like to garden and I try to get as many culinary herbs in each season as possible. I did find some nice sorrel recipes on this website:  http://www.epicurious.com. If you type in sorrel you will find several. I think someone on this forum had suggested that website as a good one for recipes.

Thanks,
Joyce
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 7, 2007, 6:43pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from colojd
The fish recipe sounds good. My Mom used to make something similar - she did not use cream I think and substituted canned tuna. But she did flatten them into patties and fry as you described.


Thanks,
Joyce


You donīt have to use the cream it is really luxury  ;-D

Posted by: cindyt, Sunday, May 13, 2007, 1:24am; Reply: 8
In the Aging book, Dr. D recommends DHA supplements for type O's.  DHA is a component of fish oil supplements.  I wonder if it's the EPA that causes bleeding issues then?  I'm seriously considering switching from flax oil to fish oil (krill) and seeing what happens.

The oily fish, except for wild caught salmon which is not cheap, mostly are a problem due to high mercury levels.  Swordfish isn't even recommended any more because of that, and mackerel is also high in mercury.  I'm wondering if a lower level of fish oil supplementation might be OK, given that we can't really safely eat all the recommended oily fish?
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 13, 2007, 2:51am; Reply: 9
sounds good!
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Sunday, May 13, 2007, 5:27pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from cindyt
In the Aging book, Dr. D recommends DHA supplements for type O's.  DHA is a component of fish oil supplements.  I wonder if it's the EPA that causes bleeding issues then?  I'm seriously considering switching from flax oil to fish oil (krill) and seeing what happens.

The oily fish, except for wild caught salmon which is not cheap, mostly are a problem due to high mercury levels.  Swordfish isn't even recommended any more because of that, and mackerel is also high in mercury.  I'm wondering if a lower level of fish oil supplementation might be OK, given that we can't really safely eat all the recommended oily fish?


As far as eating fish, I posted this before.. check out LaSante' EDTA (Calcium Disodium EDTA) Chelating Agent) - it binds and renders inactive certain trace metals.  A Natural path gave it to me to take when we have our fish meals.  You can google it.

Also Flax oil is a beneficial on the lists and Cod Liver Oil is only a neutral.  I would rather stick to what is known as a beneficial for my type than switch to something neutral.  You might be better off downing a tablespoon of beneficial olive oil rather than the fish oil.  Remember the beneficial foods are like medicine to the system.

Also I think that the recommended amount of fish meals for O's is 3-5 times a week at 4-6 oz's, which really is not that much.  

I eat it around 3 times a week and my husband who is A has it more often.
Posted by: cindyt, Sunday, May 13, 2007, 5:35pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from funkymuse


As far as eating fish, I posted this before.. check out LaSante' EDTA (Calcium Disodium EDTA) Chelating Agent) - it binds and renders inactive certain trace metals. ...

Also Flax oil is a beneficial on the lists and Cod Liver Oil is only a neutral.  
...



I am really surprised that a naturopath would recommend that someone eat contaminated fish and take a chelator every time they do it.  This sounds more like the allopathic medical model.

Also I am not talking about fish liver oil.  It's fish body oil.  There's a big difference.
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Sunday, May 13, 2007, 5:40pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from cindyt


I am really surprised that a naturopath would recommend that someone eat contaminated fish and take a chelator every time they do it.  This sounds more like the allopathic medical model.

Also I am not talking about fish liver oil.  It's fish body oil.  There's a big difference.


Never heard about a fish body oil.  Does Dr. D. recommend it?  Is it for the skin or do you digest it?

We eat alot of trout, red snapper, halibut, etc... try to avoid the more contaminated swordfish, etc.  

The NP only suggested that we take that if we eat fish.. he didn't say 'hey eat contaminated fish' and take this supplement!  :)

Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 14, 2007, 12:11am; Reply: 13
the fish body oil is trans dermal?
where is it applied?
Posted by: cindyt, Monday, May 14, 2007, 12:32am; Reply: 14
Quoted from lola
the fish body oil is trans dermal?
where is it applied?


No, it's the fish's body, not your body.  "Fish body" oil ;D
Salmon oil, krill oil, are made from the fish's body not from its liver
Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 14, 2007, 12:37am; Reply: 15
ahhh got you!! LOL
that was certainly smelling fishy to me!
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