Quoted from SpringFor nonnies the benefits of conforming to the diet are even more wonderful, I think, than for secretors. It may seem hard to leave off the wheat and milk, but once a person does, no one has to tell them that they are better off without them!! Certainly turned my life around. No corn or beef for me, either!! :D
Quoted from SunI just knew and was so happy to find out I was a nonnie because I LOVE tomatoes and beer :-)
No dairy (acne), no wheat (weight gain), and no soy ('blah-ness') and I am a new person!
Brown rice is my friend. I have rice & beans for breakfast & I feel sooo good. For lunch I have poached egg w tons of greens. Dinner is fish, turkey (SWAMI- once a week)...
Ever since I stopped mixing starches with animal protein I lost 10 lbs I didn't know I need to lose. (It could also be due to Trehalose which has changed my life).
What is Trehalose?
But I am still confused about the soy issue.
I just checked and tomatoes are okay for nonnies! Hooray! We eat a lot of them here in Texas! But I am still confused about the soy issue.
We just found out that my hubby is a non-secretor. I am excited to find out because I always suspected he was one. Do any of you A nonnies have any advice for us on good foods, especially wheat. He loves his bread and cow milk. He is gradually coming around to eating for his blood type, so I appreciate any and all input.
Even though I am not perfect in the way I eat, I aim to eat in line with the guidelines! I do not beat myself up when I fall off the path, but I try to do better the next time. So often when it is implied that we are not good enough because we ate an avoid, it is discouraging to the point of wanting to give up. Never, never, never give up on this way of eating. It is the only way!
Quoted from Captain_Janeway
Soy is neutral in the LR4YT book for A nonnies. The rating for soy in SWAMI for A nonnies depends on the genotype information entered in the software. For me as an A nonnie Explorer, soy is mostly a black dot item. I personally do not do well with soy but an A nonnie who genotypes as a Teacher or Warrior may get it as a superfood or diamond or neutral.
He turned out to be a "Teacher" genotype, so I guess I can keep with the soy for him. He is gradually leaving cow milk (which he loves) for soy milk.
Quoted from Johnny B.Almond milk is also a good alternative.
Above all, avoid gliandin. (All grains have gluten, but not glutens are the same just like all fats aren't the same or all amino acids aren't the same. They're a category. Wheat, barley, rye, and oats, I think, have the gliandin component to gluten.) But there are plenty of other beneficial flours/grains to try!
A-non, B-non, and AB non-secretors lack the "free-floating antigens" in their digestive fluids that act as decoys to which gliandin will agglutinate to. Instead gliandin will damage cells in the stomach (in my case leading to lower intrinsic factor, leading to B-12 deficiency, leading to depression and anemia) or damage the intestines which could lead to leaky gut syndrome, where large undigested food particles can enter the blood (possibly causing some allergies). These are just some of the symptoms that can arise from a non-celiac gluten-sensitivity common in non-secretors.
Quoted from Johnny B.You're right. LR4YT says oats, barley, and rye are okay. However, if your husband has whitelines on his fingerprints, consider barley and rye avoids and oats a black dot item.
Quoted from Seraffa
It's not about how "we aren't good enough" - it's about how we aren't good enough to OURSELVES. I don't know anyone here that's perfect. I know men can be exceptionally stubborn, though; I have a friend who had to have triple bypass surgery until he would finally listen to what I had to say and not get angry or interrupt me over it or accuse me of "following a protoscientist." He seems to think I look younger every time I see him. I tend to think so, too!
If your husband is a nonnie he already understands that he has less defenses, period, against the "beloved" cow milk and bread wheat grain. You haven't said what minor/major health problems he has suffered from (men don't like to talk about them).So if he finds himself waxing sentimental over a dish of ice cream or some buttered toast, you have my permission to tell your husband about my mother.
My mother has had depression for 30 YEARS now on a diet of wheat, bagels, cheese and "healthy cereal" ( and antidepressants), has heart arrythmia, arthritis, had to undergo a masectomy 2 years ago, and is in the early stages of untreated dementia -- as a result of her thinking that that her blood type -A- doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things, and despite seeing that I am healed from 2 diseases already, and enjoy life without milk and wheat-wheat.
Milk and wheat kill A's "one day at a time" - but they do their work with a vengeance, and they do it well. So - it's not worth it to "beat yourself up" - but, it IS worth it to be afraid. Be very, VERY AFRAID!!!!!