Quoted from Sulisthat the foods for Type A are doing me some good?
I still hate fish and tofu and have to psych myself up before I can eat them, plus I'm bored stupid with salads.
Quoted from Andrea AWsecWhy did you start this way of eating?
Quoted TextWhat are you eating?
Quoted TextMaybe you are a non secretor?
Quoted TextMight be good to look at a more individualized approach with the Genotype diet.
Quoted TextA's get bacterial over growth and need supplements when starting this way of eating.
Your symptoms sound like bacterial overgrowth.
If it is not working for you you can either try something else or move toward greater individuality.
Quoted TextHave you tried the quiz to see which diet is best for you? http://www.dadamo.com/which_diet_is_right.htm
Maybe you just need a more individualized approach. Maybe even just food journaling would help to determine if something specific is causing the bloating. Best of luck!
Quoted TextI eat salads, but most of my greens are from smoothies.
It might help to know what you are eating.
I do not just eat fish, I eat turkey, ostrich.
dairy causes me problem so I do not do much of it.
I eat Tofu but lentils and pintos are better for me.
If you find tofu bland, use miso instead (or with).
If you have not tried silken tofu in a fruit smoothie, you should try that.
Most lettuces do not rate that well on the A diet, so you may want to try salads made out of things other than lettuce.
I also try not to neglect many of the cooked vegetables that rate higher than lettuce.
Quoted from Sulis
mainly to improve my health as I caught every bug doing the rounds last winter and felt terrible, also I wanted to get away from wheat and sugar
Quoted from ruthiegirlAre you 100% sure that you're an A? If you're an AB or an O, it's unlikely that the A foods are doing you any good.
If that's not the problem, you could give GTD (genotype diet) or the A non-secretor diet a try. You don't have to pay for a secretor test and wait for results- you could just try the non-secretor diet and see if you do well on it.
Quoted TextWhat fruits are you eating, and what time of the day do you eat them?
Quoted TextSounds like SIBO... taking polyflora might make it worse without getting rid of the bad bacteria first.
Quoted TextI can help with the bugs... how's your vitamin D level? They should be above 50. If you have low vitamin D, you're immunity will be very bad. Also, I recommend, elderberry to prevent cold, flu and pneumonia infection. Either as a tea or you can buy Sambucal Syrup at the Health Food Store anywhere, Here they sell Proberry Caps.. (I love those) and the Syrup form which is wonderful made into a hot drink. It's a start anyway, while you're detoxing.