Quoted from 4389I've had two Naturopathic Doctors test me with two different methods and both have showed I have low HCl. Has anyone ever heard of this for an O?
I feel better eating meat but I find it odd that this has occurred. I suppose this could be a lot of things but would eating the wrong types of foods for a prolonged period of time cause this? I've had awful stomach problems for at least 3 years and a huge slew of other problems that have cropped up along w/ this. So bad that doing simple tasks has been very challenging.
I suppose there are a lot of variables that could come into effect which makes it irritating. In the past few years my stomach would be such a mess everything bugged me. That was on the SAD Diet. Then because of so many problems I decided to go Raw Vegan. Things improved a bit but overall I didn't feel good either, lost weight, always constipated, always hungry. I stopped that experimented with the BTD, had some success but not what I was expecting. Still had most of problems. I wasn't doing it 100% and I think the problems were of very bad Candida & Parasites at the time which I'm still working on.
My list of issues at age 21 is staggering and frustrating. I'm going to give the BTD Diet another go without Fruit/Sugar/Yeast/Etc. to address Candida and see how it goes. Overall I was curious what people though about the low HCl issues. It seems contradictory but it would make sense if you have done so many diff. things that your body would react this way.
Quoted from 4389
Thanks for your post, Lola. I would love to try some of the products. Can you recommend any specific ones that may be best to start?
I'm not sure if you guys are into like diagnosing or helping people w/ their problems or not. You all seem very intelligent and I can use all the help I can get. Maybe if I detail my specific symptoms someone can help relate what they have done.
-Low Energy, Lack of Mental Focus, Depressed, No Motivation
-Constant Stomach Cramping, Pain, Upset, Discomfort. I can never get a good night's sleep because of it
-Urination several times an hour (min. 5 times)
-Very Red & Dry Cracked Hands w/ cracked skin on fingertips
With what I have experimented with that BTD does make me feel better but it feels as though my stomach doesn't have the strength. Are there any products in specific that you can recommend or anyone who can relate. I could go on and on w/ the trial & error I have done but I would rather not bore others.
The reason I stopped doing the BTD for awhile is because it seemed contradictory that an O would have low stomach acid when outlined in the books it says this is not the case and doesn't mention if this happens or what to do.
It seems quite ironic that I'm a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and am quite sick myself :o Like I said I have tried lots and lots of supplements and such but I won't ever be close-minded about giving things another go. Although I must say that money is an issue when you I have spent so much already and it does get sickening seeing how many supplements you have used money on.
Oh yeah. I use Bladderwrack every day. My supp. is the following: 1 capsule = 580mg (Whole Thallus) w/ 232 mcg Iodine
I only use 1 cap. though. I have used more but again I suppose I should just be very strict w/ the BTD and continue to use it.
I would like be curious to see any articles on Candida & Parasites regarding Type O. It seems as though because O's more commonly over-produce stomach acid that this would be a rarer issue so it I haven't seen it addressed. I know when I consume fruit I get very bloated, gassy, feel very loopy (can't concentrate).
Thanks all. I really appreciate your responses.
Quoted from accidental_chefI was wondering the same-are you sure you are an O? We've had our fair share of surprises when O Nonnies after 3 years discovered they were A Nonnnies! Are your parents absolutely sure that they are O's?
Quoted from 4389
Overall being an A Wouldn't make any sense at all.
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Stranger things have happened.
Quoted from VickiYou don't need to prove it to anyone (but yourself).
We do have a notable number of people who followed the wrong blood type diet for an extended period of time because they believed they were Type such-and-so.
I'm an A non-secretor and I do not do well on a vegan diet. Several of my family members are O's but there are also a few A's.
Type O's sustain acid levels during their meal, while A's have a marked drop off in acid levels after the meal begins.
Quoted from VickiA plant based diet is often high in lectins which can cause anemia.
The right BTD will give you a low lectin diet.
Many vegan/vegetarian/etc diets are high in grains. This can definitely cause constipation.
Quoted from 4389
True but if you are eating these grains w/ enough Water and in moderation w/ other Vegetarian foods you shouldn't have any issues w/ your bowels... If those foods were truly good for you.
Quoted from karenwildchamomilian, you might have to address supporting other organs at the same time you work on your digestion. It's possible to get in a situation where no matter what you do to try and heal in one area, it can't happen until other systems are supported.
In your reply in post #7 some of your symptoms sound like you could use adrenal support. I've been there so I know the problems they can cause if they are worn out. There is a thread on adrenal fatigue which you might benefit from.
Digestive enzymes would be good because they prepare the food to be better used when they come in contact with HCL, so it is a more efficient process (and from what I understand is that you don't need as much HCL). Personally, I have to be careful how much protease I take because it can irritate my stomach, but I seem to need amylase and lipase in larger amounts. They have helped me a lot. There are a many different formulas available to address specific areas.
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Lectins are very powerful, no amount of water is going to undo their damage to the body.
Quoted from Alek
Bananas & avocados are avoids for O secretors
Bananas are beneficial for both secretors and non-secretors, and avocados avoid for secretors and beneficial for non secretors.
you get over the frustration with time.....
the guidelines become a part of your lifestyle
with not only weight loss but also overall well being as positive side effects! :)
Quoted TextI have so many supp. already