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H-G, Type B and dairy

Posted by Linda J. on February 24, 1999 at 13:06:05:

Hi Robert,

I am a type B-, H-G. I feel I tolerate dairy products well. Have you noticed this in other type B H-Gs? I do best with cheddar cheese, Half-half, real cream. I use only organic or Amish dairy products. Do you agree with Dr. DAdamo, that type B have the primary sugar D-galactosamine (the sugar present in milk), thus they tolerate dairy more so than others?
Thanks,

Linda J.





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Re: H-G, Type B and dairy

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 24, 1999 at 14:06:12:

In Reply to: H-G, Type B and dairy posted by Linda J. on February 24, 1999 at 13:06:05:

Linda,

I have tried reductionism in similar fashion to Dr. D'Adamo in trying to come up with dietary recommendations -- but in the end it has been fruitless. The correlations just aren't STRONG enough, at least for me.

I could see how someone like yourself might tolerate milk well BUT at the same time I am aware of how the Swiss (folks that should have the BEST adaptation to milk and milk products) have a VERY high incidence of milk food allergy.

This only makes sense if you realize that there is a world of other stuff causing us to become maladapted. Even though their (the Swiss) genetics would seemingly give them excellent adaptation to milk/milk products -- it also makes sense that as they became maladapted to their environment (from whatever reason) that they would develop sensitivities to 'new' foods (i.e. milk, grains, yeast) first.

In the end we will always be best adapted to to many of the types of foods that you see on the elimination diet -- fish, root vegetables, etc.

If you are concerned about the effect of milk/milk products you should TOTALLY eliminate them for a week and then eat them three times a day for 4 consecutive days and note any difference in the way your mind/body felt before and then after.

Bob



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