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Posted by: kingarthur, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 8:28pm
Dr D'Adamo,
Thank you for all your research on the subject of blood type. I hope this is the right forum to post this in.
I am 58, male, 6'3" and weigh about 150lbs. I have been skinny all my life and have hated it. I tried working out at different times through the years but could never stay with it. I also know that you have to eat a LOT in order to gain muscle and when I've tried to do that I am miserable and my body rebels. Back in 1975/76 I was under the instruction of the guy who trained some of the San Diego Chargers in his gym and I could NOT eat all that he wanted me to.
A few months ago I was introduced to the blood type diet when I had my blood tested and found that my blood cells were stacked ( called ROULEAU ). I was told it was from too much meat and fat. I eat 2 eggs a day, meat or fish 2X a day, and butter and fry the meat in olive oil.  
I eat healthy salads and mostly fresh steamed vegetables.
The problem is that I am a type O and find that I need the meat to have some energy and feel good. I have also had hypoglycemia since I was a kid.
I have lived with brain fog, low energy, low life force etc for many years. I knew something was wrong but didn't know what.
I somewhat cut down on my dairy and bread intake this summer and began to lose weight ( not that I was trying ). Now people are telling me they notice it and I don't look good. My chiropractor tells me I have to exercise and lift weights but I don't have any desire/energy to. He scared me the other day when he said at my age my window of opportunity is closing if I want any kind of measurable results because of the muscle mass loss every year after 50. I can't afford to lose any, I don't have enough as it is.
The other thing is that for 13 years ( I stopped 5 years ago ) I went to a Homeopathist because I had something like eczema ( he called it PSORA and said that someone in my ancestry had syphillis and since diseases mutate our DNA it got passed down to me in this form. He was successful in eliminating a lot of it but I still have some.
It's in many places on my body but most notably, it is between and above my eyebrows and gets red, itchy and flaky when I take in coffee, chocolate, high concentrations of salt as in chips, pickles, olives, and sugar ( even carrot juice ). I now know I'm not supposed to eat pickles and olives. I think the carrot juice problem is because of Candida. I have started taking probiotics but I can't really tell any difference.
I read today that this ROULEAU can be a precursor to cancer and I'm not interested in having any of that.
There were also some blood cells that had spikes on them.
One time when I was sick with on of those flu type bugs that goes around every winter I drank some tea that I bought made from a bunch of herbs and that made that spot on my forehead bright red and it actually hurt until I got it out of my system so I am obviously allergic to some herbs but I don't know which ones.
This brings me to my questions:

1) I may be able to eat certain things according to the BTD but my particular body cannot eat them because of the allergic reactions I get SO how am I to know what supplements to take to get my blood cleaned up?

2) Do you sell anything that I can take to gain weight that won't over acidify my blood?

3) Do you sell anything like SURVIVAL food that will keep for long term?

Thank you for your feedback and I sincerely hope you can help me get on the right track to health and weight gain.

Steve J
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 9:24pm; Reply: 1
follow  one of the health series books best suited to you, if you do not yet wish to find out your genotype and fine tune your diet yet more running a SWAMI

there are also online protocols you can follow, parallel to your diet implementations

go slow, Rome wasn t built in a day
Posted by: DoS, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 9:52pm; Reply: 2
What are you allergic too? Lets start with that.

Have you stopped eating wheat? You really should. You are not absorbing as much nutrients to maintain mass, since so many years of eating wheat has degraded your intestines.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 9:53pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from kingarthur
A few months ago I was introduced to the blood type diet when I had my blood tested and found that my blood cells were stacked ( called ROULEAU ). I was told it was from too much meat and fat. I eat 2 eggs a day, meat or fish 2X a day, and butter and fry the meat in olive oil.  
I eat healthy salads and mostly fresh steamed vegetables.
...
This brings me to my questions:

1) I may be able to eat certain things according to the BTD but my particular body cannot eat them because of the allergic reactions I get SO how am I to know what supplements to take to get my blood cleaned up?

2) Do you sell anything that I can take to gain weight that won't over acidify my blood?

3) Do you sell anything like SURVIVAL food that will keep for long term?

First, 2 months is a very short time on BTD, but have you noticed any improvement in that time?

Deflect O is a great product to help scrub lectins out of the body and enable healing.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT004O

Type O protein powder may be best for maintaining muscle mass.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT010O

Posted by: DoS, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 10:07pm; Reply: 4
Please, lets get your info first. Have you had allergy testing, or you just get reactions to ?
Posted by: kingarthur, Monday, October 17, 2011, 1:44am; Reply: 5
Quoted from Lola
follow  one of the health series books best suited to you, if you do not yet wish to find out your genotype and fine tune your diet yet more running a SWAMI

there are also online protocols you can follow, parallel to your diet implementations

go slow, Rome wasn t built in a day






Thanks for answering my post. Can you elaborate on the Health Series Books you're talking about?

And where do I find these Online Protocols?  Please forgive my ignorance. I'm new at this.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 17, 2011, 1:54am; Reply: 6

http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=19
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm
Posted by: kingarthur, Monday, October 17, 2011, 1:58am; Reply: 7
Quoted from DoS
Please, lets get your info first. Have you had allergy testing, or you just get reactions to ?








I have not had allergy testing.
I have had this redness on my forehead increase when I eat or take:

Highly salted things, whatever the herbs were in that tea I drank, some drugs (antibiotics, penicillin ) sugar and real maple syrup, dates ( dried fruit ), carrot juice, orange juice, chocolate and coffee. Those are the major ones. There was also something in Mrs Dash's no salt seasoning that I had a reaction to, which surprised me.
Posted by: kingarthur, Monday, October 17, 2011, 2:10am; Reply: 8
Quoted from DoS
What are you allergic too? Lets start with that.

Have you stopped eating wheat? You really should. You are not absorbing as much nutrients to maintain mass, since so many years of eating wheat has degraded your intestines.






Now that you mention it, I remember someone telling me years ago that I was not absorbing the nutrients I was eating.HMMMM.
I have cut out a lot wheat but not completely. I eat Ezekiel bread, rye and sometimes sourdough.
Do you think grits and oatmeal are really that bad for my intestines also? I need something to fill me up in the morning. My typical breakfast is beef or fish fried in olive oil, then I add a little butter and fry 2 eggs over medium in the same pan and with that either Ezekiel toast, grits, oatmeal with walnuts, blueberries or bananas and rice milk and sometime I will have vegetables instead of grits/oatmeal.
Dinner typically but not always consists of meat or fish, brown rice, baked sweet potato, steamed veges, salad.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, October 17, 2011, 2:38am; Reply: 9
try other grains in your list, and make those GF preferably
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, October 17, 2011, 3:45am; Reply: 10
Quoted from kingarthur
Do you think grits and oatmeal are really that bad for my intestines also?

Grits are corn, so they will definitely not help.  Oatmeal "should" be OK.


Here is an article I ran across that may help you.
http://www.4yourtype.com/energy.asp
Posted by: DoS, Monday, October 17, 2011, 6:17pm; Reply: 11
You should try eating some lamb. Also make Ghee to use instead of butter; it helps heal too. There is a chance your system would like less fat, and lamb is easier to digest.

Your system sounds reactive. Staying detoxed will probably be important, lots of sweating. I am unsure what book you have but I would look toward the "non-secreter" diet if you have LR4YT, or the Geno book might point you toward Explorer.

I would go with Spelt bread over Ezekial, actually. The gluten amount is much less. If you are always kind of underweight I would suspect not just wheat, but gluten sensitivity. You can also get low/no gluten oats.

Buckwheat makes a good breakfast.

Skip the grits.

Eat cilantro (especially if it tastes soapy).

Try some raspberry, currants, apples, cranberries, and pomegranates for fruit. (cranberry juice is good)
Posted by: KimonoKat, Monday, October 17, 2011, 6:30pm; Reply: 12
kingarthur.

My thoughts. Definitely start taking Deflect® to reduce the lectin damage in your gut.  Also consider the BTD supplements to help nourish your body.

I would consider eliminating grains for a couple of weeks and see what happens, as an experiment.  I would add ground flax seed to your salads it get a bit of fiber back.

If you do decide to eliminate grains, I would kick up the amount of vegetables you eat.  To me, (my opinion) your meals are meat heavy and not balanced with enough beneficial vegetables.  I'd concentrate on broccoli, onions, sweet potato....or the super beneficials in one of the Health Series Books.

I also agree with the other senior members who say 2 months is not very long to heal years of wheat/corn eating.  Commercial wheat is a Type O killer.  Slows you down to the speed of a snail and can give many brain fog.  Corn is just as bad.

Also consider eliminating dairy (except butter/ghee) at the same time you eliminate grains.

Please keep sharing your experiences.  The more we know, the more we can help you get the most out of this way of living.

Sharing with the best of intentions.
Posted by: kingarthur, Saturday, November 26, 2011, 11:38pm; Reply: 13
If the grains cause weight gain and I stop eating them how can I gain any weight?
Posted by: kingarthur, Saturday, November 26, 2011, 11:53pm; Reply: 14
Also, my testosterone, I feel, is low as my libido has waned a lot lately.( I have not had it tested )
I took a months worth of
MG's Super Test Booster from TrueProtein.com which has D-aspartic acid and Zinc (mainly) and I think some insignificant ingredients and it seemed to start to help.
My friend told me to keep taking it for another month or two to see if it goes up significantly but I didn't because of the cost and my current financial state. He said it helps him take on life in general with more zest and drive as well as increases his libido.

My question is this: Can a Type O take DAA without any problems?
What else can I take to increase my overall drive to take on life as if I were young again AND have a
higher sex drive?
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, November 27, 2011, 2:34am; Reply: 15
check out those sups you wish to feed your body

corn derived junk is extremely inflammatory for me......you might
be different

corn derived allergens
http://www.cornallergens.com/
Posted by: deblynn3, Sunday, November 27, 2011, 2:48am; Reply: 16
Quoted from kingarthur
If the grains cause weight gain and I stop eating them how can I gain any weight?


Use rice as your grain.  If gluten is your problem, your intestines will be unable to digest the nutrients,no matter how much bread from wheat you eat you will not gain.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, November 27, 2011, 2:57am; Reply: 17
may i just check, you are 58, have health issues yet a you are more worried about bulking out?

If i am getting this right and have not missed something, why?

if you goal is to be healthy then i would suggest yo start with that, healthy is not usually heavier.

Isn't you original problem something akin to what was a problem with the Atkins diet? eating correctly for you r type will deal with those issues.

Dr D'Adamo recommends you get healthier by eating grass feed organic meat, un farmed fish, and organic eggs etc. and that you eat sensible amounts of these not over indulging in a particular food.

I would suggest you perhaps look at you priorities and if you are sensible get swami, which is an individual personal version of the diet that will quickly enable you to see exactly what portion sizes and quanties of things you need.

initially i would buy a blood type specific pack of minerals, live cell, deflect, vitamins and probiotics polyflora.

the skin issue will be dairy, wheat, corn and sugar related usually, often find that now. coffee etc won't help but eating compliantly will recommend avoiding all the things that would have caused an issue.

which book have you read on blood type?
Posted by: shells, Sunday, November 27, 2011, 2:58am; Reply: 18
Hi and welcome   :)

Like yourself I am on the thinner side and find it hard to put on weight.  Eating grains may give you a full feeling but the O nonnie finds it hard to digest them.  A full feeling does not mean you will put on weight.  I would agree with KimonoKat and try eliminating all grains but replace with vegetables.  Eating as many vegetables as you can will also give you the alkaline you need as mentioned.  Grains are acidic.

Once you start to get your health into balance you may find a lot of your other symptoms and hormone issues may fall by the wayside. Grains can be very addictive as I found trying to get off them but once off a new energy came in   :)  After your health starts to build you could then try to add some compliant grains back into your diet ...

Building your health back is like climbing a ladder one step closer all the time to better health as Lola mentioned.

This worked for me and building health not weight gave me a better weight anyway.  Worth a try, let us know what you think  ...
Posted by: Patty H, Sunday, November 27, 2011, 6:31pm; Reply: 19
I disagree with a couple of the posts above.  If you are a non-secretor O, you cannot have oatmeal, spelt or buckwheat.  Corn, wheat and sugar are definite no-no's as well.  Your only sugar source should be in fruit and possibly agave syrup and/or molasses.  If you are dealing with candida, the sugar and grains will continue to feed the candida.

Stick with rice and quinoa as your grains.  You can buy rice cereal or make a hot quinoa cereal for breakfast, if you really feel you need the grains, but I agree with the post above that recommends you cut out ALL grains and sources of sugar (except for beneficial fruit) for at least two weeks.

I also agree with the post above that says you are eating too much protein and need to have more beneficial veggies in your diet.  The amount of meat/protein per meal you consume should be about the size of your fist.  The rest of the meal should be in vegetables, salads and fruits.  Try to eat at least six to seven servings of vegetables per day and three servings of fruit per day.

My husband has ezcema and it seems to get better when he completely eliminates all forms of grains.  You will need to adjust your diet to add more calories once you get rid of the sugar and grains.  Nuts and seeds are a good, high calorie, nutrient-dense food.  Walnuts and almonds as well as almond butter are all great choices.  I put almond butter on a banana instead of on bread and it is delicious!
Posted by: kingarthur, Monday, November 28, 2011, 3:25am; Reply: 20
Grains don't seem to cause problems with my skin - it's chocolate, sugar, high concentrations of salt ( chips, olives, pickles ) and coffee that cause it to itch and get red.   ALL of which I now know I'm not supposed to have. BUT I still wonder this: many O's eat those things without any skin problems so there is something else contributing to this.

Since I started on the Type O diet this summer  i.e. cutting out almost all dairy and bread I have lost 10 lbs. I now weigh 146 - WAY too little for 6'3" and people say I don't look good.

The amount of meat I eat at each meal is smaller than my fist.
Posted by: deblynn3, Monday, November 28, 2011, 3:58am; Reply: 21
There is still fish and eggs for protein. Lamb and turkey. I'd eat one of these with each meal. You want to put on weight not fat, protein builds muscle. Keep doing what your doing, the damage wasn't done in a couple of months and it's not going to correct itself very quickly either.  Sorry that's just the way it is. Stay off the dairy and wheat. Eat rice for your grain or one on your list. Your skin will heal.  Work on building muscle, I think the rest will follow. You can't work on everthing at once. Feed your body right and it will heal each issue in turn.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:16am; Reply: 22
Quoted from kingarthur
Grains don't seem to cause problems with my skin - it's chocolate, sugar, high concentrations of salt ( chips, olives, pickles ) and coffee that cause it to itch and get red.   ALL of which I now know I'm not supposed to have. BUT I still wonder this: many O's eat those things without any skin problems so there is something else contributing to this.

Since I started on the Type O diet this summer  i.e. cutting out almost all dairy and bread I have lost 10 lbs. I now weigh 146 - WAY too little for 6'3" and people say I don't look good.

The amount of meat I eat at each meal is smaller than my fist.

First, you show that you are a Non-Secretor, so avoids will affect you more than secretors.  There are many other things like stress, chemical exposure, traumas, etc. that can affect how healthy you are or how much the avoid foods react with you.

Second, you have to make up the amount of calories that you were taking in from simple starches with complex starches, fats or proteins.  You may lose some weight initially and look rather gaunt due to detox from the diet, but you need to make sure that you are getting adequate food intake to maintain enough energy so the body doesn't feed on itself.

I think the serving size is typically the size of your fist.  It is possible that you need to eat more than the recommended serving size or frequency during the adjustment period, especially if your gut isn't functioning properly to absorb all of the nutrients or calories.
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, November 28, 2011, 4:29pm; Reply: 23
go for a higher intake of all  elements especially potassium....(pray)
Posted by: Dianne, Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:08pm; Reply: 24
Since I found out that I am a Secretor and have reintroduced grains into my diet I find that I have much more mental clarity, energy and not hungry for 4-5 hours. I eat oat bran and amaranth exclusively which I soak overnight with a splash of kombucha; I then strain it the next morning and cook it. I cut up an apple in the bowl and cereal on top with cinnamon and rhodiola powder. I don't put ghee or any fat and it digests better.

The rest of the day I have more fruit, proteins, fats, lot of veggies.

I totally eradicated candida 2.5 years ago and since then no problems with grains or fruit. The protocol that I followed did not just control it, it is no longer there and I know that some schools of thought say that you can't eradicate it, but that is not the case with the protocol. I've been told that ezcema is a condition due to candida. The protocol is easy, not expensive, I followed it for three months because of the severity of my condition. I did it after the Christmas holidays and wanted to be able to enjoy all the wonderful fruits for the coming summer.
If anyone is interested you can pm me. thanks.
Posted by: Easy E, Monday, November 28, 2011, 6:21pm; Reply: 25
You ought to try a calcium supp.  It is recomended for O's and can decrease acidity of the blood i would think.  Also magnesium is excellent and alkaline.  Calcium and magnesium work together for many functions in the body.

You sound like you have got to be a hunter.  
Posted by: kingarthur, Friday, February 10, 2012, 1:39am; Reply: 26
Here's an update on my original post.
When I got a blood test my blood cells were stacked and was told that it meant that it was too acidic.
This happened twice. I recently got it checked again. I wanted to see if it was a long term thing or could I change it immediately by what I had for breakfast an hour or two before the test,
This time I didn't eat any protein that morning or the day before, just veges and fruit. The blood cells were beautiful, floating around with space between them and the white cells doing their job.
Actually, there was one problem and that was that my iron level was low and that was because I hadn't had any meat, I guess.
I have since started taking Live Cell, Ployflora and Deflect and the problem areas of my skin look better.

Thank you all for your input and interest in helping.
I have started eating Quinoa and have found an incredibly delicious way to prepare it.

1)  Cook the quinoa first and set aside or refrigerate for another day
2)  Saute garlic in butter for a minute or so then add sliced baby bella mushrooms, chopped red bell pepper, any kind of onion and tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. ( I use Lawry's Seasoned salt )
3)  Cover and cook just until vegetables are softened ( again, a minute or so ) then add cilantro and then quinoa and stir together and let it heat through. It's quick, easy and tastes so good. It can be eaten with breakfast or dinner.
You can experiment with any kind of veges you think will taste good or will fit your blood type.

Posted by: Tom Martens, Friday, February 10, 2012, 6:29am; Reply: 27
Quoted from kingarthur

I have cut out a lot wheat but not completely. I eat Ezekiel bread, rye and sometimes sourdough...


When I switched from regular bread to Ezekial bread, I thought I was doing my body good.  Over 10 years went by and then the Ezekial bread started tasting odd.  Something told me to stop eating it and within 2 weeks I experienced the biggest sympathetic nerve reaction to a chiropractic adjustment.  Come to find out that Food for Life had started adding gluten to their Ezekial bread and that was what I was tasting.  I can't say whether or not it was affecting me in other ways or not but if the Ezekial bread you are eating has gluten in it, switch or cut it out all together.
Posted by: PrincessMia, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 1:48pm; Reply: 28
Glad I found this thread. Will be back to read it later when I find more time.
Posted by: PrincessMia, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 1:50pm; Reply: 29








This is the link that I received. that made me think that this may be the cause of my remaining issues.

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-Body-pH-Can-Affect-Your-Energy-Levels&id=4670

I am giving these protocols a try as well as eating more alkaline foods and cutting back the coffee..

http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html







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