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Hidden Food Allergens

Posted by B Fan on December 26, 1998 at 15:01:48:

Robert McFerran wrote:

"Second -- hidden food allergens need to be removed (the elimination diet will help to detect most of them). You cannot understand what a hidden food allergy is UNTIL you run a proper elimination diet."

Has anyone come up with any significant number of cases where these were foods that were not listed as "avoids" in Doctor D'adamo's Blood Type lists?

( I'm not advocating anything in particular, just asking. )

B



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Re: Hidden Food Allergens

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 26, 1998 at 16:24:01:

In Reply to: Hidden Food Allergens posted by B Fan on December 26, 1998 at 15:01:48:

B,

That is a good question and one that I immediately considered when I was reading ER4YT. Lets use me (blood type O) as an example.

Major food allergens for me are: wheat, corn, milk, soy, bakers yeast, brewers yeast.

Moderate food allergens for me are: banana, cane sugar, dates, peas, lentils, peanuts, rice.

Mild food allergens for me are: ALL other grains (including grain substitutes like amaranth), lettuce.

If you look at the avoids for type O's you will see that many of the above foods are neglected. At the same time I found that I was NOT sensitive to many of the AVOID foods for O types.

My conclusions are two-fold:

Food allergies are much too individual to be determined via blood type.

Much of the success of the blood type diets rests on the simple elimination of THE MAJOR FOOD ALLERGENS.

Bob



Hidden Food Allergens and ER4YT

Posted by Sharon on December 27, 1998 at 13:32:04:

In Reply to: Hidden Food Allergens posted by B Fan on December 26, 1998 at 15:01:48:

If I understand what is being discussed here, I think it is important to note that Dr. D'Adamo categorizes foods as avoids, neutral, or beneficial not just based on lectin (allergic) reactions. There are five reasons for categorizing food that he has discussed on his board. For example, certain blood types may be prone to high or low stomach acid. If there is not a lectin reaction for a particular blood type for a certain food, he may still classify it as an avoid based on how it affects the stomach acid.

Finally, there may be the need to alter the food lists based on a person's individual needs/allergies/sensitivities at any given time. It is important to note that these modifications probably will change over time.


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Re: Hidden Food Allergens and ER4YT

Posted by trish on December 28, 1998 at 11:54:03:

In Reply to: Hidden Food Allergens and ER4YT posted by Sharon on December 27, 1998 at 13:32:04:

Sharon,

I was under the impression that lectin reactions and allergies are two different things...you don't necessarily "feel" agglutination, whereas an allergy would have give you a more readily discernable "reaction." Indeed, some people are allergic to some of their highly beneficial foods, and others I've seen refuse to give up lectin avoids because they claim to feel fine eating them.

trish



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