Quoted TextGriffonia lectin
Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
Date: Thursday, 27 July 2000, at 3:52 p.m.
In Response To: Help me understand Griffonia (sTeve)
Griffonia lectin has moderate to mild reactivity with both A and B antigen, but more importantly, reacts with Lewis B antigen (a rare occurence). As I've mentioned, Lewis typing can be a 'quick and dirty' way to determine secretor status. Basically, we all start off making Lewis A (unless you are one of the .5% of the world that makes no Lewis antigen, a topic for another post) but secretors convert all their Lewis A antigen into Lewis B, so Non-secretors are Lewis A+ Lewis B- and secretors are Lewis A- Lewis B+.
This Griffonia is more of a problem in Type A and B Secretors, than in A or B Non-secretors.
Why is this important?
Most of the newer type tryptophane supplements ('5HT') are derived from Griffonia.
Quoted from L26Blood Type "O"
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Blood Type 0 generally does well on a diet of meat and other high protein foods. They can eat most types of animal protein, but, like all blood types, they must prepare these protein-rich foods properly to be able to derive positive benefits from them. Overcooking protein denatures it and taxes the digestive system. Meat should be organic and eaten rare or slow cooked to obtain maximum benefits.
Large portions of non-starchy vegetables that are Neutral or Beneficial should also be consumed with protein foods.
Examples of Beneficial non-starchy vegetables for Blood Type 0 include beet greens, broccoli, romaine lettuce, okra and Swiss chard. Eating generous portions of these vegetables also helps maintain proper acid/alkaline balance.
Grains, especially corn and wheat, as well as dairy products, are major avoids for Blood Type 0.
Other Avoids include lentils, cashews, black olives and avocados.
Generally an energetic blood type, Blood Type 0 people tend to burn the candle at both ends, so NutriCalm and adaptagens like Siberian ginseng [Eleuthero] may be helpful for them. People with this blood type are also prone to depression, particularly manic/depressive disorders. Chinese Mood Elevator is a good antidepressant for them, but St. John's wort is not.
5-HTP Power may also be helpful with depression in Blood Type 0, but not where hyperactivity is present.
People with Blood Type 0 tend to do better with a mineral supplement than they do with a multiple vitamin, so Ionic Minerals or Chinese Mineral Chi Tonic are good choices for general good health.
Blood Type 0 people need protein and have a special need for the amino acid L-tyrosine.
L-tyrosine helps maintain levels of dopamine and epinephrine, two neurotransmitters involved in mood. The best sources of this amino acid are red meat and wheat. If Blood Type 0 people do not eat red meat, they may crave wheat, which is an Avoid for their type. SuperAlgae and Ultimate Green Zone can supply the amino acid tyrosine and keep protein levels stable in Blood Type 0.
ADD and ADHD are most prevalent in Blood Type 0.
Energ-V provides adaptagens that improve stress response and nourish the adrenals, which can be very helpful for ADD/ ADHD children. For older Blood Type 0 children and adults with this problem GABA Plus, Focus Attention may be helpful.
Because of their tendency to an overactive immune system, Blood Type 0 should generally avoid immune stimulants. Colostrum is an excellent balancer of the immune system in Blood Type 0. The overactive immune response also increases the tendency for allergies. HistaBlock can be helpful here. It reduces hyperactivity associated with food allergies, too.
High carbohydrate diets in this blood type can lead to hypothyroidism. Used in conjunction with dietary changes, TS II can help to bring the thyroid gland to balance.
Quoted from Eric5-HTP absolutely destroys me. Instant candida overgrowth, fatigue, depression, etc. But as ruthiegirl said, it's a precursor to serotonin... and as someone who suffers from stress-induced IBS (theories suggesting IBS caused by too much serotonin), more serotonin is NOT what I need. Just my experience.
Quoted from EricI'm positive. I've taken 5-HTP a few times over the years and every time I start feeling terrible and never know why. Then I isolate the problem and figure it out (hopefully I won't forget again). My symptoms actually more closely match those of too much serotonin:
Agitation or restlessness
Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure
Loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles