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Robert, H-G questions

Posted by Linda J. on February 06, 1999 at 08:46:54:


Hi Robert

It's been awhile. I'm still on H-G diet (since August). I have a few questions.

1. Can't find iodine (kelp) 0.15 mg or zinc 10 mg (not even in Needs catalog)..What do you use?

2. Calcium upsets stomach. I've noticed this before. Do you know why? Leaky gut?

3. You always leave out chicken when listing lectin containing foods for type B. Why?

4. Why did I get the flu (really nasty strain) when I was following H-G diet closely? Do you ever get colds or flu on metabolic diet?

Thanks!

Linda J.


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Re: Robert, H-G questions

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 06, 1999 at 15:13:07:

In Reply to: Robert, H-G questions posted by Linda J. on February 06, 1999 at 08:46:54:

Hi Linda,

I use kelp and other sea vegetables for my iodine. You can get them at the health food store and they are really good.

The calcium upset that you are experiencing is not uncommon. Calcium triggers more production of acid in the stomach which in turn is irritating your stomach lining a bit. I'd suggest not taking any calcium for a week and then try re-introducing at 1/4 your usual dose.

I've polled 23 type B's and have found only 3 that noted some sensitivity to chicken. Based on that I will ask that folks test them for a hyper-acute response in the test phase after the elimination diet -- but I won't have people eliminate them out of hand based on their blood type.

I've found that I get a lot less colds when eating the appropriate diet but that certainly doesn't mean that I'm bullet-proof. I had a bad cold late last fall after letting my little nephew sample some of my food using my fork. One day later he was sick and two days later so was I. I haven't been sick since while it seems that the flu is hitting epidemic proportions recently here in Louisville. Some schools were reporting absentees in the 30% range a couple of weeks ago.

Bob


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Re: Robert, H-G questions

Posted by Mike Kramer on February 06, 1999 at 17:29:33:

In Reply to: Robert, H-G questions posted by Linda J. on February 06, 1999 at 08:46:54:

Thanks Linda! I've been meaning to ask some of the same things but haven't gotten around to it. Robert didn't answer your question about where to find zinc. I also how other H-Gs supplement with phosphorous.The only source I could find is O.P.A. Orthophosphoric Acid liquid manufactured by Progressive Laboratories, Inc., 1701 Walnut Hill Lane, Irving TX 75038. The problem is that this also contains B-2 and Inositol. Fortunately there is only 100 mcg. of B-2 for each 125 mg. of phosphorous.

How do others supplement with phosphorous.

Additionally, I normally don't get a lot of colds or flu. But I have had the flu for three weeks running now. I have been taking 20-40 mg of Ester C a day for the last week. The symptoms are under control. But I still have some yellow nasal secretions that I can't seem to rid myself of. (I do saline nasal douches with GSE added.)

I still like the diet. It does seem to help my LGS. But I am looking forward to the cold/flu being gone.

Thanks again, Linda

Mike




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Re: Robert, H-G questions

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 06, 1999 at 21:52:18:

In Reply to: Re: Robert, H-G questions posted by Mike Kramer on February 06, 1999 at 17:29:33:

Mike and Linda,

Sorry, I overlooked the zinc question.

I use a zinc supplement from Vitaline (50 mg/tablet) and use a pill splitter to break into fourths.

Mike, you should use calcium hydroxyapetite to meet both your calcium and phosphorous needs. It is made from the bone marrow of sheep and has been found to be MUCH more bioavailable. It also has several trace minerals all in their proper proportions that aid in utilization.

Ethical Nutriets (retail name for Metagenics) makes a product called Bone Builder. I have also used a calcium hydroxyapetite product from Solary.

Bob


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Thanks. I meant 20-40 GRAMS Ester-C (NMI)

Posted by Mike Kramer on February 06, 1999 at 21:58:50:

In Reply to: Re: Robert, H-G questions posted by Robert McFerran on February 06, 1999 at 21:52:18:

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Don't beat yourself up about the Flu!

Posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 07, 1999 at 08:00:33:

In Reply to: Robert, H-G questions posted by Linda J. on February 06, 1999 at 08:46:54:

Mentions here recently about flu occurring recently in various part of the country/world in near-epidimic proportions!

In these places, the virus is everywhere. So don't be surprised if you suffer from at least some flu. Hopefully, your immune system would be so strong that you would not be bothered by the flu-but consider the people who visit here. No-one in the peak of health (unless they used to be chronically ill) would venture here, at least not for long.
The very fact that a person is here suggests they may be more susceptable to flu, etc, than other people.

So don't beat yourself up about it or feel discouraged. You are gathering outside info, listening to your body, and doing the very best you can with your life, using what you know now and are observing. Who could ask for you to do more?



But, Robert, I thought chicken was a lectin avoid for Bs?

Posted by trish on February 08, 1999 at 11:34:00:

In Reply to: Re: Robert, H-G questions posted by Robert McFerran on February 06, 1999 at 15:13:07:

I am not a B but my significant other is, and has been studiously avoiding chicken... what's up?
trish




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Re: But, Robert, I thought chicken was a lectin avoid for Bs?

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 08, 1999 at 14:42:12:

In Reply to: But, Robert, I thought chicken was a lectin avoid for Bs? posted by trish on February 08, 1999 at 11:34:00:

Trish,

The chicken and blood type B scenario is turning into the vascillation that Dr. D'Adamo has had with salmon.

At first I had folks with B blood eat it, then eliminate it, now I'm in the precarious fence straddling position of having them test it.

The reason is that while I've found some B's that cannot tolerate chicken I've found more that seem to be o.k. with it.

I'm apt to change again so stay tuned.......

Bob



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