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Posted by: 1011 (Guest), Sunday, December 23, 2007, 6:33pm
I read in the book that type A has low amounts of stomach acid. I have numerous symptoms of low stomach acid and was wondering if anyone had any luck reducing problems brought on by this by following the diet closely. I am a vegetarian (no meat, fish, or poultry) but I still have symptoms. I'm wondering if following the diet more closely will help.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, December 23, 2007, 7:16pm; Reply: 1
when A's get acid reflux its due to low stomach acid levels
not high stomach acid levels. Have you tried a couple of
drops of gentian or bitters in some water before each meal.
Also in the morning the juice of half to a quarter of a
lemon in a glass of room temperature water.....
all this helps, and ofcourse avoiding all avoids!

do you know what your subtype is?
A1 or A2?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Sunday, December 23, 2007, 7:37pm; Reply: 2
Here is what I use. I put it in pineapple juice, really tastes good.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angostura_bitters
Posted by: Don, Sunday, December 23, 2007, 7:52pm; Reply: 3
I suggest you read the Type A section in LR4YT on page 192 titled "Increase Your Stomach Acid Levels".
Posted by: 1534 (Guest), Monday, December 24, 2007, 1:45am; Reply: 4
I use bromelian from pineapples and HCL supplements for big meals like dinner or sometimes breakfast. It helps even if I only use it for one meal a day. I think it keeps bacteria from getting a hold in my stomach which seems to give me issues when I dont supplement with them regularly. It works better for me then just using bitters. Especially when I eat meat, it really helps me digest it. I dont think I am really well suited to be a vegetarian although I was pretty much one through out middle and high school and college. I came out of college with a severe iron anemia and hypothyroidism. I am now almost totally correcting these with supplementation but I think the lack of Iron in my diet coupled with low stomach acid, my nonnie status made things difficult.
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, December 26, 2007, 1:01am; Reply: 5
Interesting.  Simply following the BTD for me is enough to calm my stomach.  I haven't had any trouble at all just being compliant.  Except when I was pregnant, then I'd drink a cup of decaf right after a heavy meal and my heartburn would instantly vanish.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, December 26, 2007, 2:22pm; Reply: 6
Berkowj, you might have been anemic from dairy and wheat, if you were eating them at the time. Both block iron absorbtion (if you're gluten intolerant) I've had anemia issues also during my life. I'm beginning to think I just have an iron absorption issue that's specific to my body.  My son who is a B had anemia issues a few times also so I'm thinking he inherited it. I still us Fergon, a plant based iron.

If I eat raw pineapple with food or candied ginger, that helps my digestion. I'm kind of sensitive, even tried the NAP supplements like the bromeleine and it triggered a migraine (that's my indication that something knocked my chemistry off balance). I think 500mg is too much for me.  I could probably just use 10 or 20mgs, but I never see it in the store less than 500mg.
Posted by: JamieB, Thursday, December 27, 2007, 6:22pm; Reply: 7
I had gotten tested for celiac disease but it was after I had given up wheat and gone on the blood type diet so I came back as negative. I have always had digestion problems and have just recently noticed some improvement after taking way to many antibiotics and I tried a new probiotic that really seems to be working for me.
Posted by: BuzyBee, Friday, December 28, 2007, 5:45pm; Reply: 8
I have been taking probiotics as well and I have notice such a difference. Stomach problems for years due to IBS & Lactose Int. With proper diet and probiotics I am feeling so much better.
Posted by: 1011 (Guest), Friday, January 4, 2008, 5:35am; Reply: 9
Thanks everyone. I will have to try those solutions. I've just noticed recently that high acid foods seem to give me the worst symptoms. I ate tomato sauce on my spaghetti the other day and I thought I was going to die. Is this normal if you have low stomach acid? I thought high acid foods were only a problem if you had high stomach acid.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 4, 2008, 6:11am; Reply: 10
have you read about the GT book yet?
gtd book
http://www.genotypediet.com/ComingSoon/pg_Press.html
Posted by: Drea, Friday, January 4, 2008, 4:17pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from 1011
Thanks everyone. I will have to try those solutions. I've just noticed recently that high acid foods seem to give me the worst symptoms. I ate tomato sauce on my spaghetti the other day and I thought I was going to die. Is this normal if you have low stomach acid? I thought high acid foods were only a problem if you had high stomach acid.


I get heartburn just thinking about eating tomato-based sauces. It's interesting, though, that since I've been on the BTD, fresh tomatoes don't give me heartburn, just sauces made with tomato paste.
Posted by: Gumby, Friday, January 4, 2008, 4:21pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from 1011
Thanks everyone. I will have to try those solutions. I've just noticed recently that high acid foods seem to give me the worst symptoms. I ate tomato sauce on my spaghetti the other day and I thought I was going to die. Is this normal if you have low stomach acid? I thought high acid foods were only a problem if you had high stomach acid.


You just discovered one of the reasons why tomatoes are an avoid for us Asecs lol!  

I sort of think of stomach acid for me in these terms:  I tend not to produce enough to digest certain things properly.  But, if I eat acidic things, they cause a problem too because I don't have enough acid to counterbalance their acid.  It feels like their acid can burn my stomach ie heartburn.  Ok it may not be scientifically correct but it works for me lol.  

Having said that, the btd and eating compliantly has eliminated the problem for me.  And eating acidic foods with other avoids makes it worse, so if you want to cheat on something, don't eat it with other cheats lol!
Posted by: Gumby, Friday, January 4, 2008, 4:24pm; Reply: 13
I agree Drea, same here...fresh ones never bothered me pre-btd either.  I think it is because so much of the water is cooked out of sauce, so the acid is very concentrated.  That is my theory anyway.  
Posted by: Drea, Friday, January 4, 2008, 4:28pm; Reply: 14
Foods made with vinegar are particularly harsh on my system. I can taste it, even in the smallest amounts.
Posted by: Gumby, Friday, January 4, 2008, 6:13pm; Reply: 15
Me too Drea!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE vinegar...ate a lot of it pre-btd.  I have also discovered that it was a big culprit in a lot of my inflammation/pain issues too.  At least I think so.  I had an flagrantly defiant accidental bit of it a while back, and my body ached for days.  It was more than just the usual tiny bit that can sometimes sneak in (and seems to be ok) when eating out.  I got cocky.  Lesson learned.  ;D
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, January 4, 2008, 6:51pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from 1011
Thanks everyone. I will have to try those solutions. I've just noticed recently that high acid foods seem to give me the worst symptoms. I ate tomato sauce on my spaghetti the other day and I thought I was going to die. Is this normal if you have low stomach acid? I thought high acid foods were only a problem if you had high stomach acid.


According to Typebase, Tomatoes (and all other nightshade plants) are an avoid for A Secretors.  My daughter just realized that a major part of her pain was caused by potato/tomato ingestion.  We also determined that she can tolerate some wheat, excessive amounts definitely cause her increased inflammation.  Wheat pasta with tomato-based sauce really caused major problems.  She really enjoys the No-Tomato Sauce from the Recibase on Rice pasta.
Posted by: Drea, Friday, January 4, 2008, 6:59pm; Reply: 17
I made the No-Tomato Sauce once, but it, too, gave me heartburn. Not sure why. I don't eat a lot of tomatoes, just once in a while.
Posted by: karen, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 12:02am; Reply: 18
I found a tomato sauce at my health food store that is not made with concentrated tomato products.  The ingredients are San Marzano Plum tomatoes, artichokes, extra virgin olive oil, onoins, carrots, basil, parsley and salt.  It's called Hearty Artichoke Tomato Sauce by Lucini.  My husband likes it a lot (he's an O, gatherer).
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 3:35am; Reply: 19
The No-Tomato sauce recipe has made me nauseated every time I've eaten it.  I don't know why.

Gumby, I LOVE LOVE LOVE vinegar too.  When I first went on the BTD and found myself suddenly super-sensitive to avoids, I had to be really careful.  Any tiny bit of vinegar would make my legs feel like I had bricks tied onto my feet.  My muscles and joints would ache for several days and I felt like I wanted to cry for no reason.  Now I can tolerate a small amount occasionally with no trouble at all.  When I was little I poured apple cider vinegar on everything.  I wonder what causes the vinegar cravings?  Candida?
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 3:54am; Reply: 20
Quoted from Ribbit
The No-Tomato sauce recipe has made me nauseated every time I've eaten it.  I don't know why.


It's weird, too, because in my case I can eat cooked carrots and cooked beets just fine.  ::) ??)
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, January 5, 2008, 7:37pm; Reply: 21
Me too.  But in that combination, with seasonings, something about it really turns my stomach.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, January 5, 2008, 8:36pm; Reply: 22
Tomatoes are not ;D an avoid for Warriors. I get stomach pain from lemons and grapefruit if I don't sprinkle some sugar on it to cut the acid.  I can tolerate tomato sauce if my digestion is ok. I put a little sugar and some red wine to cut the acid. I also add a whole, peeled carrot. (remove it at the end) Thats'a my secret, thats'a my trick.  
Posted by: 1011 (Guest), Thursday, January 10, 2008, 6:26am; Reply: 23
Quoted from 815
Tomatoes are not ;D an avoid for Warriors. I get stomach pain from lemons and grapefruit if I don't sprinkle some sugar on it to cut the acid.  I can tolerate tomato sauce if my digestion is ok. I put a little sugar and some red wine to cut the acid. I also add a whole, peeled carrot. (remove it at the end) Thats'a my secret, thats'a my trick.  


I don't get it. What's a warrior? Is that another type of category I am missing or is that just a joke.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 10, 2008, 7:59am; Reply: 24
its the GTD! ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7fUxOS94Fs
Posted by: AnutLisa, Thursday, January 10, 2008, 6:16pm; Reply: 25
I've found that hot coffee with meals instead of anything cold (or any other liquid, for that matter) keeps my stomach acid level pretty consistent.  Where water with meals dilutes the acid, the coffee keeps things perking (so to speak).  

I've also taken a Betaine (hydrochloric acid) supplement before which helps.
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, January 11, 2008, 4:03am; Reply: 26
Quoted from Lola
when A's get acid reflux its due to low stomach acid levels


Hola !!
Is it the same for B's Lola ??
Thank-u senorita  :K) ;D ;) :)

Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 11, 2008, 4:23am; Reply: 27
are you having acid reflux?

I d try getting my secretor tested first thing, to tweak your diet further, and then definitely look into the GTD......
things might turn out very favorable for you! ;)
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, January 11, 2008, 9:08pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Lola
are you having acid reflux?

I d try getting my secretor tested first thing, to tweak your diet further, and then definitely look into the GTD......
things might turn out very favorable for you! ;)


I already have the book and am already following The Nomad somewhat ... I think I will just have to get my secretor tested !!  ... I'm such a procrastinator  :D ;D :P

Yep, for the last two years I've been waking up with a pasty mouth hence I figured that I must be having reflux of some type and/or eating too much and NOT digesting properly ::)

The problem is that I'm really NOT certain if I have high acids or low stomach acids ... the symptoms r usually the same for both  :-/
I've always thought that it was high, till I heard that most of the times it's low  :-/

How ur Gatherer new way of life coming along ? ;) :) :K)
Thanks Lola  :K)

Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 11, 2008, 9:55pm; Reply: 29
I m adapting gradually!! ;)
Kate has mentioned the changes in her blog and so has Melissa!
they re both O nonnies, like me.
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/4/
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, January 11, 2008, 11:58pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from Lola
I m adapting gradually!! ;)
Kate has mentioned the changes in her blog and so has Melissa!
they re both O nonnies, like me.
http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/4/


I'm glad that u're adapting Lola  ;D :K) ;) :)

Posted by: 1367 (Guest), Saturday, August 30, 2008, 11:03pm; Reply: 31
Hi,
I am an A and a Warrior. I recently began having bloating and heartburn. Last night I got heartburn after eating chocolate. Should I be avoiding tomatoes? I love lemon and water. I guess thats ok.
Posted by: Ribbit, Sunday, August 31, 2008, 3:14am; Reply: 32
A tomato isn't an unusual thing for As to have trouble with.  Lay off for a while and see if your heartburn goes away.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, August 31, 2008, 4:57am; Reply: 33
perhaps the chocolate had an avoid or two? :)
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