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Posted by: 22327 (Guest), Monday, October 8, 2012, 6:52pm
I have Osteoporosis and was eating beau coup amounts of chicken broth until a pharmaceutical professional told be to stop since I am a type B and shouldn't eat chicken.  Also I've read that broth affects the pH balance becauseit is acidic?  Can't find an answer to these questions.  thanks for listening.   I LOVE BROTH!!!!!! thanks for caring so much!
Posted by: deblynn3, Monday, October 8, 2012, 6:58pm; Reply: 1
sure someone more in the know will give you a more direct answer.  As I understand it chicken just isn't good for B types. I believe turkey is OK. Unless someone can give you a better answer I'd switch to turkey broth. I just made some for myself using a slow cooker and turkey legs. Policychecker just put up a thread this morning which tells difference between broth and stock. There is a recipe on that site telling you how to make both.
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, October 8, 2012, 8:12pm; Reply: 2
I love bone stock and make a big batch weekly.  Because chicken is not really the best choice for type B's I use the bones of grass-fed beef and simmer covered at low heat for 8 hours or more.  My daughter prefers lamb bones.  You can also use turkey carcass.

There is a connection between chicken consumption and strokes in the B blood type.  Dr. D. said that, although I don't have a book title and page number to reference for you at this time.  I don't know for sure if that lectin extends to the broth also, but I'm not pushing my luck on that, especially since I had a couple of grandparents who died from strokes.  One was a type B grandmother, who had her own flock of chickens, used for both eggs and meat.

You mentioned broth being acidic, which I have never heard.  I would think it would be the opposite.  Many people use lemon juice or vinegar to make their broth, which I never do.  Both of those really give me bad heartburn (acid stomach).
Posted by: passionprincess, Monday, October 8, 2012, 9:13pm; Reply: 3
Doesn't chicken cause a lectin or agglutination reaction (according to typebase) which means that it causes the blood to clump (in very simplistic terms). If the blood clumps when it is not supposed to, you will end up with clogged arteries and vessels... hence, the stroke.

I personally stay away from chicken but I get awful muscle cramps. I had car accident injuries and craved protein a year and half ago. I would get chicken since I could not cook and the pain became more severe and the injuries took a long time to heal. As soon as I got a copy of BTD/GTD and stopped eating chicken, the pain went away. I tried chicken a few months later to make sure it was not the placebo effect and yes, same bad reaction.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:54pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from 22327
I have Osteoporosis and was eating beau coup amounts of chicken broth until a pharmaceutical professional told be to stop since I am a type B and shouldn't eat chicken.

Yes, there is a lectin in the organ and muscle meats of chicken that disagrees with Type B.  This lectin also migrates into the broth, so chicken broth should not be used by Type B people, either.  Reference: pg. 253, Live Right 4 Your Type.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:56pm; Reply: 5
Diane with osteoporosis I'd recommend adding plain yogurt or plain greek yogurt to you diet. You can add berries, nuts, and honey if you need to alter the taste.

Also try using magnesium citrate to your diet. Magnesium is needed for your bones to absorb calcium and type B's often have a shortage of magnesium.

I don't use chicken because my maternal grandmother suffered a bad death from strokes. From the first stroke till the last one was 5 years in a hospital bed at the house. Turkey works very well as a substitute.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, October 12, 2012, 1:34pm; Reply: 6
As a type B, you shouldn't eat chicken or chicken broth, but you can have turkey, beef, many kinds of fish, and dairy products. Some B's don't do well on plain milk, but almost all are fine with cultured dairy.

If you want to continue to get minerals from bone broth, substitute beef, turkey, or fish broths. You can also include yogurt and/or kefir for minerals and probiotics in your diet. Probiotics encourage a healthy gut, which helps you to better absorb nutrients from all your foods.

I wouldn't worry too much about the acid/alkaline balance; that's something that seems to affect A's more than O's and B's. Stick to compliant foods (avoid things like chicken and corn, minimize or avoid sugar, eat lots of fruits and veggies) and your acid/alkaline balance should be fine.

Also don't forget about weight-bearing exercise to help build strong bones. Use common sense when starting an exercise routine so you don't hurt yourself.
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