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Posted by: Jujubees, Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10:21pm
I was reading the "Eat Right for Your Blood Type" book, and Dr. D'Adamo states that SWEETCORN should be avoided by O blood types, but what about other kinds of corn? I have read mixed articles stating all corn is forbidden and only sweetcorn is forbidden. Any suggestions or any info you care to share?
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11:25pm; Reply: 1
Corn is corn. Sweet corn is basically the immature form of dried corn containing the same lectines.
Posted by: brinyskysail, Sunday, May 22, 2011, 2:22am; Reply: 2
corn in every form in the TYPEbase values is an avoid for type O

O + corn = (dead)
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, May 22, 2011, 2:55am; Reply: 3
Sweet corn, popcorn, corn meal, corn syrup, yada... ad infinitum is all from the same general source...  

The US food industry find new and unusual ways to poison us with it every year.  
Posted by: brinyskysail, Sunday, May 22, 2011, 3:02am; Reply: 4
Quoted from ABJoe
Sweet corn, popcorn, corn meal, corn syrup, yada... ad infinitum is all from the same general source...  

The US food industry find new and unusual ways to poison us with it every year.  


3 cheers - I mean boos - for the corn refiners association
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, May 23, 2011, 12:33am; Reply: 5
I think he was specifying the sweet corn, in addition to the cornmeal already listed in the grains section, so that you don't think of "corn on the cob" as a neutral vegetable, and disticnt from teh cornmeal that needs to be avoided.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, May 23, 2011, 12:34am; Reply: 6
I consider anything "corn" to be off limits; corn syrup, corn additives, pop corn, corn on the cobb...etc. You get the picture, I'm sure. ;)
Posted by: Jujubees, Monday, May 23, 2011, 2:00am; Reply: 7
I think there was a misunderstanding due to my lack of clarification.

Types of corn, not different forms of corn.

Black corn, white corn, yellow corn, etc.

Sweetcorn is just another variance of corn.

http://typesofcorn.com/

Again D'Adamo kind of contradicted himself in his first book, mentioning that SWEETCORN is to be avoided, yet there are other types of corn so what about those types... do we avoid them too?
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 23, 2011, 2:19am; Reply: 8
Quoted from Jujubees
I think there was a misunderstanding due to my lack of clarification.

Types of corn, not different forms of corn.

Black corn, white corn, yellow corn, etc.

Sweetcorn is just another variance of corn.

http://typesofcorn.com/

Again D'Adamo kind of contradicted himself in his first book, mentioning that SWEETCORN is to be avoided, yet there are other types of corn so what about those types... do we avoid them too?

YES!

Since you quoted ER4YT, under Vegetables, Corn, Yellow and Corn, White are both Avoids.  At the start of the O chapter, Corn is listed as an avoid, with no specification of what variance.  Everywhere anything corn is listed it is avoid, so I think everything corn is avoid...
Posted by: brinyskysail, Monday, May 23, 2011, 2:23am; Reply: 9
ALL corn, ANY corn.  A corn by any other name would smell of corn lectins
Posted by: Drea, Monday, May 23, 2011, 2:28am; Reply: 10
Ultimately, you are in charge of what you put in your body (she says sheepishly).
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, May 23, 2011, 5:35pm; Reply: 11
Corny jokes, however, can be told in moderation.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 1:03am; Reply: 12
Quoted from Jujubees


Again D'Adamo kind of contradicted himself in his first book,


Rather than relying on data from the first book (1996), I would recommend using a more recent list.

Here is a free online resource providing current ratings for foods:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm
Posted by: geminisue, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 12:30pm; Reply: 13
C- I'm not seeing corn listed, as a vegetable here, only as grain so what does this mean, has corn as a vegetable (like corn on the cob or frozen corn) changed?
I am an "O" and have not been eating it, but have been missing it, sometimes. thanks
Posted by: upnorth6, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 1:07pm; Reply: 14
There is quite a bit of controversy on~line on what corn is....vegetable, fruit or grain.....

The argument is that corn is all 3 in it's different stages of life.....
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 1:58pm; Reply: 15
I think a point to remember is that no matter what stage of development the corn is, it has the lectin...  So whatever types the lectin is harmful for should avoid all corn, at all stages, in any form...
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 2:31pm; Reply: 16
Few foods are cross-referenced in different food tables. Is garlic a vegetable or a spice? Is mint a spice or a tea? Why is chocolate a spice and carob a vegetable protien? They're virtually interchangable in recipes!

If you find a food listed anywhere on the lists, then that's the value for that food, no matter how you actually use it. Fresh mint leaves in your salad follow the value for "mint tea" in the beverage section.
Posted by: brinyskysail, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 2:57pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from geminisue
C- I'm not seeing corn listed, as a vegetable here, only as grain so what does this mean, has corn as a vegetable (like corn on the cob or frozen corn) changed?
I am an "O" and have not been eating it, but have been missing it, sometimes. thanks


Under the "grain" heading, corn is listed separately as "corn", "corn meal", and "popcorn"; I would think that the first one (just "corn") would be corn the vegetable that you're questioning.  It's an avoid for O's.
Posted by: geminisue, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 5:31pm; Reply: 18
Yes, I know corn and corn products are an avoid, but was confused it was not listed, as a vegetable, all my life I knew it as a starchy vegetable, like peas was rated also.  Thanks!
Posted by: brinyskysail, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 5:34pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from geminisue
Yes, I know corn and corn products are an avoid, but was confused it was not listed, as a vegetable, all my life I knew it as a starchy vegetable, like peas was rated also.  Thanks!


Most Americans consider corn to be a vegetable, but it's technically a grain.
Posted by: 14428 (Guest), Sunday, May 29, 2011, 5:37pm; Reply: 20
Is the fact that corn is Genetically Modified (GMO) not allowed to be mentioned here? All corn is GMO and that in my opinion makes it an avoid for all humans...and animals.
Posted by: brinyskysail, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 5:43pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from 14428
Is the fact that corn is Genetically Modified (GMO) not allowed to be mentioned here? All corn is GMO and that in my opinion makes it an avoid for all humans...and animals.


I think corn should be avoided by everyone even if it's not GMO, so being GMO makes it that much worse - good point
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, May 29, 2011, 8:36pm; Reply: 22
I think it's important to point out that corn is an avoid, period. Even if you found a source for organic (non GMO) sweetcorn, it would still be an avoid for Os and Bs.
Posted by: 43597 (Guest), Monday, April 29, 2013, 1:04pm; Reply: 23
I cant find sweetcorn on the lists of vegtables allowed.....I'm A+ Blood Group.....Anyone know can i eat this as a beneficial/neutral?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, April 29, 2013, 1:48pm; Reply: 24
"sweetcorn" was mentioned in Eat Right 4 Your Type. With each published  book, Dr D  got better about organizing the food lists.  Now you'll just find "corn" in the typebase listed in the "grain" section.  http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?11

According to typebase, corn is neutral for A secretors and an "avoid" for A non-secretors. Secretor status is different from rhesus status. A+ means you have blodo type A and are positive for Rh. You don't know your secretor status if you haven't specifically tested for it.

If you don't know your secretor status, Dr D recommends that you start by following the secretor diet. That would make corn a neutral for you. That means you can eat it, but it's not the healthiest choice for you- it's neutral, not beneficial. You can eat it in moderation, but try to emphasize the beneficial foods as much as possible.

Since most corn is genetically modified (GMO) I strongly suggest that you stick to "certified GMO free" or organic (which is also, by definition, GMO-free) if you're going to eat corn.
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