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Rob - Plasma PH Levels

Posted by Tony on January 28, 1999 at 22:36:05:

Rob,

I know you said a while back that there was no definitive way to judge a metabolic type, but what about the Plasma ph levels you have been talking about? If Dr. Wiley could use these to determine the proper metabolic diet, why can't we?

As an aside, I was noticing that in the diet Dr. D'Adamo gave me, he did tell me to eat lamb as my number 2 choice of protein, after turkey, even though I'm a type A. Red meat is supposedly an absolute no for type A's, and even turkey isn't highly recommended, but he told me to eat meat every day. He said this was because of my hypoglycemia and my 'b' tendencies. Why would he have told me to eat lamb, unless he is conceding there is something in red meat that I would need? If I just needed protein to get rid of the hypoglycemia, certainly turkey and fish should have sufficed.

So either he knows something he isn't admitting about my metabolism, or he really believes what his son says, that a type A may need some meat in their diet until a hypoglycemic condition is cleared up in a few months. But, going by ER4YT, why would I need red meat?

Tony


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Re: Rob - Plasma PH Levels

Posted by Robert McFerran on January 29, 1999 at 00:13:52:

In Reply to: Rob - Plasma PH Levels posted by Tony on January 28, 1999 at 22:36:05:

Tony,

Dr. Wiley does have a protocol for measuring your venous blood plasma pH. The test has to be done immediately after the blood draw -- and unfortunately I don't know any doctors that have a $500 pH meter laying around in their labs.

There is a lot to be learned from trying the various diets. When I did it I thought "hey, if this is what I'm going to be eating the rest of my life I need more confirmation than some authority figure of a doctor. I mean I THOUGHT that I was eating a good diet when I didn't eat red meat and now I've come to find that it was a major factor leading me to chronic illness."

Turkey has a surprising amount of purine (more than chicken) as does red meat). I can't really comment on your foray into the A blood type diet other than you must have had a lot of B tendancies :)

All joking aside I see this type of 'incrementalism' quite a bit from Naturopathic physicians. They seem (like allopaths) to hold a little too tight to the past -- trying to modify theories that they have found to be obsolete.

Bob


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Re: Rob - Plasma PH Levels

Posted by Bryan on February 01, 1999 at 16:10:48:

In Reply to: Re: Rob - Plasma PH Levels posted by Robert McFerran on January 29, 1999 at 00:13:52:

Hello, Modifing throries is called progress, and what Tony is referring to as you know is Dr. James D Adamo who has slightly dirrerent diet plans than his son.


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Re: Rob - Plasma PH Levels

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 01, 1999 at 16:45:27:

In Reply to: Re: Rob - Plasma PH Levels posted by Bryan on February 01, 1999 at 16:10:48:

Hi Bryan,

There is always a point where, as we learn more, we must stop modifying old theories and re-formulate new ones. As a scientist I know this all too well. History is littered with those that have prevented progress by holding too tightly to dogmas that have become untenable.

There must be a polymorphism out there of a "blood type A with strong B tendancies." :)

Thanks for your post.

Bob



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