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Posted by: Luana, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 11:31am
Anyone on the board reading or responding to my posts know that I have been experiencing serious digestive challenges.

I saw my NPath yesterday and she described being a non-secretor is like having an auto-immune disease.  

What is wrong with me is that my mucous membrane from top to bottom is all damaged from previous trauma and harsh cleansings.  She is getting me to just eat shakes and soups for the next 3 weeks and adding slippery elm and marshmallow root along with licorice root very much throughout the day.  I am also needing to buy a liquid vitamin and add 1 tbl 2x/day of that along with l-glutamine.

Later she wants to add coconut oil but not now.  (I'm not sure what to say to her about that one)  She probably won't go along with the ghee idea.

I am to be off all herbs.  No cleansings.  That means no milk thistle or dandelion root until my membranes are nice and "fluffy" was her quote.

At least I have some direction now.
Posted by: Lisalea, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 12:02pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from luanaflacco
Anyone on the board reading or responding to my posts know that I have been experiencing serious digestive challenges.

I saw my NPath yesterday and she described being a non-secretor is like having an auto-immune disease.  

What is wrong with me is that my mucous membrane from top to bottom is all damaged from previous trauma and harsh cleansings.  She is getting me to just eat shakes and soups for the next 3 weeks and adding slippery elm and marshmallow root along with licorice root very much throughout the day.  I am also needing to buy a liquid vitamin and add 1 tbl 2x/day of that along with l-glutamine.

Later she wants to add coconut oil but not now.  (I'm not sure what to say to her about that one)  She probably won't go along with the ghee idea.

I am to be off all herbs.  No cleansings.  That means no milk thistle or dandelion root until my membranes are nice and "fluffy" was her quote.

At least I have some direction now.



That's wonderful luanaflacco, I'm so glad u got some help and hopefully this is ur answer, be well  :K) :) ;) ;D
Posted by: Rodney, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 1:54pm; Reply: 2
I take slippery elm daily luanaflacco and love my licorice tea in the morning as my subsitute for coffee good things both glad to here you are on the right track :) good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
I like that quote nice and "fluffy" and do know what she means and the feeling is wonderful. ;)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 2:44pm; Reply: 3
do not take avoids, I d go for the ghee instead.
get the NAP supplement.
Posted by: Luana, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 3:23pm; Reply: 4
Lola,

Which NAP supplement are you talking about in regards to the ghee.

Luana
Posted by: Luana, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 3:24pm; Reply: 5
Also,  She wanted me on a liquid multi to put in my shakes.  1 tbl 2x/day.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 7:20pm; Reply: 6
I wouldn't eat coconut oil.  Dr. D says it is very bad for us, and so far he's been right on track as far as what has healed my body.  I find ghee to be extremely healing, and I came out of a very bad rut of inflamed insides.  I had IBS for many decades, with a bowel movement nearly every time I urinated.  I gradually became very malnourished due to food moving through me too fast, as well as poor absorption and leaky gut.  

I think the liquids are probably a good idea, if you do it within the boundaries of what is good for you as a B non-secretor.  Keep in mind that as non-secretors, our bodies do not handle avoids well, and beneficials are especially powerful tools to heal our delicate systems.

I took Intrinsia for a few months to help heal my damaged gut, but no longer need it.  Deflect was also helpful for a while to assist with the healing.  Check out the thread on Deflect.  And I also took glutamine for several months.

I'm still drinking a smoothie for breakfast, along with one or two eggs and I make fresh extracted vegetable juice nearly every morning.    
Posted by: Luana, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 7:58pm; Reply: 7
Victoria,

How did you take the Deflect? I just purchased some recently.
Posted by: Luana, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 8:17pm; Reply: 8
Victoria, I just sent my NPath a copy of Dr. D'Adamo's response on coconut oil from the archives.  I told her it would not be a product I would take since it is on the avoid list for my blood type and non-secretor status.

Maybe I'll convert her yet eh?
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 8:20pm; Reply: 9
I took one with each meal and one in between each meal, for a while.  As I healed, I decreased to one with each meal and one at some other time when my stomach was empty.  I gradually decreased to one with my most difficult meal to digest, whatever that happened to be.  And now I only take one if I eat avoids, which is never, unless I am on a long trip and even then, it's minimal.

With foods, it lessens the harm from the food.
On an empty stomach, it helps to recover from the damage we have done to our bodies through unwise eating habits.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 8:24pm; Reply: 10
Good luck with converting your NP, but don't hold your breath.  The blood type approach to nutrition and lifestyle is a quantum leap in wellness wisdom, and it takes some people a long time to "get it".

When I am working with an NP, Acupuncturist or Homeopath, etc. I listen carefully to their suggestions, take the best of what they offer, and modify the rest to fit within my own approach.  Trying to understand what they are trying to accomplish by their suggestions helps us to make substitutions.  Ghee for coconut oil is one example.
Posted by: Luana, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 8:25pm; Reply: 11
Thanks Victoria :)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1:47am; Reply: 12
Luana,
Intrinsia has the butyrate!
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 2:18am; Reply: 13
Yes, that's right, Lola!  Intrinsia is a powerful healing supplement.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 2:22am; Reply: 14
but learn to make your homemade ghee, you ll love the taste and wellness it provides!
Posted by: Alia Vo, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 10:54pm; Reply: 15
I am  glad to hear that your visit to the ND provided more direction and guidance in your quest for better health.

Alia
Posted by: Molly, Saturday, September 22, 2007, 10:11pm; Reply: 16
Ok, Lola,  How do you make homemade ghee?  I never even thought about making it.
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, September 22, 2007, 10:22pm; Reply: 17
This monster thread is just one of several that explain all the in's and out's of ghee. It's a 'sticky' thread near the top of the cooking board, where you might expect to find threads about cooking.  ;)

Posted by: Luana, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 12:21am; Reply: 18
I am not touching anything oil or fat based at the moment because of my digestion difficulties.  Instrinsa sounds like a winner though when I am able to get it.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 4:48am; Reply: 19
they extract oil out of hemp!
Posted by: Luana, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 11:52am; Reply: 20
I mean any kind of oil that my liver has to deal with at the moment due to acid reflux.
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, September 23, 2007, 10:59pm; Reply: 21
Right, the protein powder is fairly low fat.

Even broccoli has 0.4 gm fat per 100 gram serving.

It may not be ideal to use hemp as the choice for protein but that's what is being used right now. It may also turn out to be an excellent choice.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 24, 2007, 1:04am; Reply: 22
Don pointed out that according to the DDE, It may turn out to be an excellent choice.

lots to learn on this forum, daily!!!
Posted by: Luana, Monday, September 24, 2007, 1:31am; Reply: 23
I did notice that I felt better this morning after having it last night.  My energy levels have been fairly low since my gastritis upset and I don't have much reserves to go on since losing the weight.  Slowly but surely, I'll heal and regain as long as I protect my stomach and not put anything in it that will flare it up.

Funny thing is I never thought ginger would do that but the juiced ginger I had did.
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