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Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, October 5, 2009, 3:23pm
I know some place Dr. D addresses Acid Alkaline balance by Blood Type.
Just wondering if anyone knows which blood types do better more acid and more alkaline. To lazy to look it up. :) ;)
A's Alkaline?

O's Acidic?

B's?
AB's?
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Monday, October 5, 2009, 4:08pm; Reply: 1
Hi Andrea, I do not remember on Bs and ABs, but you are right on As and Os.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, October 5, 2009, 5:06pm; Reply: 2
What diseases cause you to be acidic as an A and what diseases cause an O to be alkaline??
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 5, 2009, 7:59pm; Reply: 3
consuming the wrong inadequate food causes the imbalances leading to pathology.....PH balance according to physiology is key....

ABs and Bs are somewhere in between..... ;)

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ER4YT is a program that elegantly, if laboriously and slowly,
builds up your digestive system's ecobalance...
Posted by: Plucky, Monday, October 5, 2009, 9:27pm; Reply: 4
I don't know what diseases are caused by too much alkalinity in a O, but I can tell you that I've had three bouts of bacterial vaginosis in my life.  Every one of them occurred after binging for days on dried apricots.  My doc figured they threw my vaginal PH way off, which makes those pesky little bacteria thrive.  I'm a slow learner.  After the 3rd time I swore off apricots.  They're now an avoid for me anyway.  Go figure!
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, October 5, 2009, 9:51pm; Reply: 5
Non secretor thing :)
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Monday, October 5, 2009, 10:30pm; Reply: 6
I'm almost positive that the ABs go along with the As in this
& that the Bs go along with the Os.
I still think that the As & Os are on the extreme sides of the situation......
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 5, 2009, 10:32pm; Reply: 7
metabolic syndrome, candidiasis.....pathology is manifested in different ways, depending on individuality, physiology, .....
everything is related.
Posted by: Symbi, Monday, October 5, 2009, 11:38pm; Reply: 8
Have done research on this lately.  Kidney problems, uncontrolled diabetes, drinking too much, the normal western diet (high meat and grains, low veg and fruit) contribute to acidosis.  I fight that all the time, having some kidney damage and reduced filtration.

I wonder if O's being vegetarian (not eating enough meat or protein) would send them into Alkalinosis?  Just a guess.  Hopefully an O will join in, but it's difficult when the name of your post isn't about the topic (you can change it as the creator if you like)  ;)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 12:01am; Reply: 9
The title was just how I felt at the moment, the thread seemed to take on a life of its own :).
I am curious about ash in the diet and how it relates to acid and alkaline states in the body. Maybe you might want to have an  O be more alkaline with a certain disease process or an A more acid with another disease process.

I think these are things that only Dr. D knows.  :)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 12:06am; Reply: 10
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The title was just how I felt at the moment


are you becoming acidic? ;)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 12:07am; Reply: 11
Maybe I am.. ;D ;D ( LOL)
Posted by: Symbi, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 4:11am; Reply: 12
There isn't much mention of acid or alkaline issues on the forums before so thanks for changing the title, maybe more will notice and join in now.  I feel lazy now too, just done 2 hours weeding in the garden (using that low centre of gravity that explorers / teachers have!)

I found my notes but I only wrote down things relevant for Type As.
from Cook Right For Your Type:

Grains - Balance acid-forming wheat with alkaline foods.  Type A perform best when tissues are slightly alkaline (type 0 is opposite).  The Inner kernel of wheat grain causes acidity in the body.

Fruits - Type A emphasize alkaline fruits e.g. berries and plums to balance acids from grains.  Grapefruit and lemons are excellent, have an alkaline effect.  Lemons aid digestion and clear mucus from your system.

Liver conditions also can also affect acid and alkaline balance like cirrhosis.  

Lola - about candida.  The acidic body state encourages yeast growth (and cancer thrives in it too) so which comes first the acid or the yeast?   ::) oh, no, the Chicken or the egg question again!
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 5:08am; Reply: 13
candida should not be left unattended, just in case......you know... :) :-/
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 5:15am; Reply: 14
there has been a lot on acid alkaline in relation to foods and their category or value
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How are foods determined to be in the avoid category?

one answer was
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Relative acid/alkaline balance as required to digest the food is not compatible.


read page 114 of ERFYT
Posted by: Mohairandsilk, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 9:35am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Lola
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read page 114 of ERFYT

Please Lola, could you precise chapter ? I have a translated issue of the book...

O is acidic in the muscles (ER4YT= 2nd part, chap 1, 1st item).


What I learnt the hard way with my goats :

We must eat in agreement with our nature : goats are made to eat natural green food , so the mix is balanced for every nutrient. Its metabolism does its job and makes a balanced healthy body for the pH, the minerals and Co.
I noticied in France, in organic farms with dairy cattles, the animals have mastitis,  as in any non-organic farm !!! Investigating, I found that  the 2 breeders give the same ratios of minerals calcium magnesium copper phosphorus...  
And about the soil : farmers are proud and say : "my pH is good !!!" and the analysis says : "the pH is good but the  available mineral ratios are quite wrong" ; so it is normal that this "abnormal black colored" barley get some fungi disease (for example)...
I choose minerals because it is easier, but similar approach applies with vitamines, etc.

Luckily, for my goats, sheeps, dogs and cats I found Pat Coleby who refers to W Albrecht, A Voisin...

When we manage the minerals the same way in our body...  we get the same hasardous results...
In a sick body with right pH (thanks BT and GT diet for example), the mineral ratios in the blood are not the mineral ratios in the cells...
When I discuss with french vets, physicians, or agro engineers, they smile and just say that nutritionists progressed since Albrecht wrote his papers ! Oh, why do I have the painfull idea that we are regressing... ?

I am interested by knowing how Dr D'Adamo manage mineral sup . Some more pages to read for me, on the website and in the books too !
And so many things I still have to learn...

PS : sorry for my frenchy english ; I hope it is understandable.
Posted by: Plucky, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 1:02pm; Reply: 16
That's interesting about acidity and cancer.  O's are supposed to be more acidic, yet they only seem more succeptible to bladder cancer and melanoma than the other types, and at lower risk for all the others, according to LR4YT.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 4:16pm; Reply: 17
more specifics
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive9/config.pl?read=58710
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 5:49pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
What diseases cause you to be acidic as an A and what diseases cause an O to be alkaline??


This general information comes from Theodore Barody's "Alkalize or die"
Not sure this is the information you're looking for but by symptoms, depending on
blood type, I think a person can see what types of diseases they're most vulnerable
to anyway, simply by knowing what blood types are more likely to get specific diseases.

The list is in order from the most severe symptoms to the mildest ones.

Severe Acidic Signs
Bacterial infections
Allergies to environment
Asthma
Sinusitis
Candida and other fungal infections
Cystitis
Bronchitis
Insomnia


Intermediate Acidic Signs
Loss of memory
Depression
Foggy brain
Psoriasis
Eczema
Endometriosis
Viral infections
Migraine headaches
Cold sores
Impotence
Hives
Inflammation/Swelling
Memory loss
Multiple Sclerosis
Crohn’s Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Hodgkin’s Disease
Tuberculosis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
Schizophrenia
Scleroderma
Cancers

Early Acidic Signs
Bloating
Coated tongue
Headaches
Constipation
Diarrhea
Panic attacks
Unexplained tiredness
Acne
Premenstrual tension
Fatigue
Muscular pains
Hyperactivity
Strong smelling urine
Metallic taste in mouth
Heartburn
Sensitivities to chemicals
Dizziness
Low sex drive
Cold hands and feet
Joint pains that travel


Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 7:10pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
A's Alkaline?


It has to be since A's are more prone to cancer, that A's are more prone to going acidic.
logic demands it.  As I'm getting older, I'm getting acidic more easily.  When I was younger, my body was able to maintain the alkaline/acid balance more easily.

Spock out.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 11:56pm; Reply: 20
Chloe,
your list is not BT specific but generalized for those one size fit all followers.
Posted by: Symbi, Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 12:18am; Reply: 21
Quoted from Lola
candida should not be left unattended, just in case......you know... :) :-/


Thanks Lola, you are sweet and considerate.  Have treated it with cream and then it was still coming back.  Starting and following the Explorer diet (including hardly any wheat, spelt instead and no sugar) has got rid of it even  more than ever!  

Had to address the acidity too, having lots of green salads for lunch and some calcium (was low in that last blood test) and bicarb supplementation (also helps my kidney, acid reflux and bowel problems).  All linked in!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 12:51am; Reply: 22
excellent! :)
Posted by: Amazone I., Friday, November 13, 2009, 10:32am; Reply: 23
I've learned that the matrix acidity is only to be balanced with minerals and trace elements, we can't do anything for bloodacidity if so..we'd be (dizzy)(mad)(dead)....soon .... ;) :P ;D So enough of the mentioned stuffs will keep you in balance ....(clap)(ok)(smarty)(sunny)
Posted by: Luana, Saturday, November 21, 2009, 3:48am; Reply: 24
I am also trying to get the right balance since I am on the too alkaline side.  I started the B multi-mineral supplement a couple of weeks ago but I was already having symptoms at that point.

I'm trying to get my body to be balanced because it's too alkaline and I do not eat a lot of four products or red meat.
Posted by: Luana, Saturday, November 21, 2009, 3:49am; Reply: 25
sorry I meant flour products  :-/
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, November 21, 2009, 4:19am; Reply: 26
how long have you been following your guidelines and how compliant are you?

I gave my body the time it needed to adjust and find it s right balance.
Posted by: Chandon, Saturday, November 21, 2009, 4:32am; Reply: 27
Are people testing their pH are are you assuming you are alkaline or acidic? I always have thought I am quite alkaline, but maybe I'm wrong. I am loved by insects and have a much "sweeter" smell naturally than my husband, who I assume is acidic.
Posted by: Cristina, Saturday, November 21, 2009, 6:16am; Reply: 28
In my case I have always been too acidic  ??)  I need to buy those strips and see how I am doing now. :)
Posted by: narnia, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 6:46pm; Reply: 29
I have been reading a lot about the acid-alkaline balance in the past few days.

From what I read, they say that cancer/disease cannot exist in an alkaline environment.  Also, bacteria cannot exist in the mouth in an alkaline environment.  In order to have a healthy mouth, which results in a healthy body, one must change the diet to alkaline.  I have also read that candida thrives in an acidic environment

So, if this were the case, how can I stay healthy in an acidic state?

I felt great for the first year on the BTD, with intermittent swings of detoxing.  However, this past year, I have been plummeting downhill in my energy level.  I have experienced shortness of breath, lack of energy, tired and draggy and aches and pains have returned somewhat.  The cysts in my breasts have begun to bother me again and I have been plagued with candida no matter what I ate or the probiotics and candida controlling supps I took.  

I have also had a LOT of trouble with my pyloric valve getting stuck closed, so that food would not pass from my stomach to the small intestine.  A miserable feeling!!  Toxic too!!  My chiropractor would manipulate it open, but then it would close up again the next day.  I have had a trial with this situation since early November.  This is also a new condition.

Maybe I have become too acidic? What is a healthy urine ph level for Os?  I am ordering the ph papers so that I can monitor my levels.

About 20 years ago, I was tested and came out too alkaline.  I had to take supps to swing my ph levels throughout the day....  But, I never had acid heartburn when I was alkaline.  I have suffered from acid heartburn here and there since being on the BTD.  
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:07pm; Reply: 30
there are no fixed numbers

as in all, individuality and physiology are key


I was told by Dr D many years ago to follow the plan ....
ph levels have been computed in the systems....
your body will eventually find its balance, elegantly and surely
Posted by: Louise, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:15pm; Reply: 31
oh this helps me too Lola thanks! I think i get pretty fixated on getting "that" ph level and it becomes more of a focus than letting the "system" work.
Posted by: narnia, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:16pm; Reply: 32
If I felt great at the beginning and am feeling worse now...perhaps my body is out of balance?  It seems that I should be feeling better and more balanced as time goes by....

I guess I need to regroup and see if I went off course somewhere..maybe focus on beneficials more...

So, Lola, are you saying that the alkaline state is desirable for everyone else but the Os?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:21pm; Reply: 33
My personal interpretation:

We all are healthiest with the proper pH balance in our bodies. Too much acid in the blood is associated with a host of health problems. I do not know if too much alkaline is similarly unhealthy, or if you can be just fine with a little less acid than optimal for you.

Now, here's where I'm a little unsure of things. It's possible that a "healthy pH for an O" is lower than a "healthy pH for an A" so that, a "healthy O pH" would be "too acidic" for an A. Another possibility is that the pH of the blood has to do with the end-products of digestion, not the food you start out with. By this theory, red meat would make an A's blood more acidic,  but wouldn't have that effect on an O, because the O can digest the meat more fully. So maybe there really is one universal "healthy blood pH" but different ways to acheive it depending on body type.

What is clear is that A's generally do well following this "alkalinizing diet" while O's need to eat some of these "acid forming foods" to obtain optimal health.
Posted by: narnia, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 9:41pm; Reply: 34
That sounds like a reasonable answer.  I guess the best thing to do would be to keep a Ph / food diary to see what Ph level feels best for me.  I had not thought of doing that.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 10:32pm; Reply: 35
yes MM! Dr D has put out all the tools necessary to achieve personalized balance :)
Posted by: Possum, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 10:49pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from narnia
That sounds like a reasonable answer.  I guess the best thing to do would be to keep a Ph / food diary to see what Ph level feels best for me.  I had not thought of doing that.
Sorry you are having problems Narnia ;)

Posted by: Louise, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 10:50pm; Reply: 37
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your body will eventually find its balance, elegantly and surely
  - yes, Lola,  finding balance that way sounds SO much better than the wacked out, whirling dirvish states I find myself in at times :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 3:02am; Reply: 38
Quoted from narnia
I felt great for the first year on the BTD, with intermittent swings of detoxing.  However, this past year, I have been plummeting downhill in my energy level.  I have experienced shortness of breath, lack of energy, tired and draggy and aches and pains have returned somewhat.  The cysts in my breasts have begun to bother me again and I have been plagued with candida no matter what I ate or the probiotics and candida controlling supps I took.

It sounds to me like the body has gotten healthy enough to start detoxing those cysts and is bringing the junk out to be disposed of.  

I have been doing this and I agree it is absolutely NO fun, but the body will be far better once this is finished.
Posted by: Possum, Monday, February 27, 2012, 8:09am; Reply: 39
While discussing my allergies with a very helpful waiter today, who turns out to be an organic horticulturist ;) He commented that I seem to be allergic to alkaline foods...? The alkaline foods are coincidentally(?) the ones high in salicylates ;)

I do also seem to react to a lot of the low & med acidic foods & have always felt best on the highest acidic foods - obviously with exceptions, like wheat...Of course as an O I do best on meat (but not pork) & the neutral foods, (particularly when combined) - ie steak with butter...

So I ended up with a meal of a nice med rare steak topped with butter & an avocado on the side for lunch!! I felt much more understood & left with possibly more thoughts to pursue & was impressed with a waiter that thought about things...;-)

I know there is no one size fits all, but how can it be that an acidic diet suits me best, when a lot of stuff says things like "Alkalise or Die"??!! I have never felt good (or thought it made much sense) looking at that alkaline/acidic chart... ??)
Posted by: HolisticFox, Monday, October 28, 2013, 2:16pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from Symbi
Have done research on this lately.  Kidney problems, uncontrolled diabetes, drinking too much, the normal western diet (high meat and grains, low veg and fruit) contribute to acidosis.  I fight that all the time, having some kidney damage and reduced filtration.

I wonder if O's being vegetarian (not eating enough meat or protein) would send them into Alkalinosis?  Just a guess.  Hopefully an O will join in, but it's difficult when the name of your post isn't about the topic (you can change it as the creator if you like)  ;)


Being vegan made me acidic.  Now that I'm eating right for my type, I'm alkaline.
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