What's your ancestry?

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Sarita
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   Posted 1/4/2006 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Just heard that Des is an Italiana...how about the rest of you?
 
I'm half Latvian Jew (my dad is a first-generation American).  My mother is Italian and Swedish.  Yup, I've got a schnozz from both sides :-)

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   Posted 1/4/2006 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually have Irish also from my father's side. He is half and half so that makes...

3/4 Italian
1/4 Irish

add a sprinkle of honey and you got .... ME ( LOLOLOL)
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   Posted 1/4/2006 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Russian (I have some Spanish in there too).... But I'm Brazilian.  Was born in Sâo Paulo.

Does that make sense?   tongue


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   Posted 1/4/2006 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
scot/irish and swedish
Hubby is Hungarian....so the kids have quite a mix!
I wonder which ethnicities have the higher incidence of IBS? I'm not sure, but I'll bet type O blood does!

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   Posted 1/4/2006 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm A- and we're (all A's) supposed to have a hard time digesting red meat.
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   Posted 1/4/2006 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh......I was thinking that those with IBS probably had more problems with grains.....but I hadn't thought of the red meat......something we O's are probably good at digesting! (if you believe in the paleo-type diet notion). Maybe IBS is a non-discriminator!

blondie15
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   Posted 1/4/2006 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey! Im half Ukrainian, a fourth German, and the rest is a mix of Irish, Scottish, and Polish! Hahah im a total mutt! Im O+ blood...and I have the least problem digesting meat but if I eat a bunch of bread its a lil funky! hahaha yeah but im pretty sure IBS doesnt care what you are good at digesting! it just attacks whatever! haha

Keriamon
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   Posted 1/5/2006 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
My Dad's dad's side is English. My Dad's mother's side is questionable--probably also English--although my grandmother swears there's a bit of Indian in there somewhere. My mother's father's side is Cherokee and something unknown (not sure where my grandfather's grandfather came from or went to--they joke about him being on the run with an assumed name) and something Scottish (although to get to Scotland you have to go back before the Revolutionary War). So I guess I'm mostly watered-down English. I'm light-haired and fair-skinned but have very dark brown eyes, don't burn easily, have almost no freckles on my nose and none anywhere else and have a strong chin (something I noticed a lot of English people lack, no offense). I guess I ended up with the best of both worlds. Except the gall bladder thing. My surgeon said that gall bladder disease was especially prevelant among Native Americans and their mixed descendants.

Peppertree
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   Posted 1/5/2006 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey,
Im Native American Indian:) and IBS-D doesnt discriminate, can strike anyone, anywhere, of any race, color or orgin. No one else in my family has it, or has had it as far as i can find out.

bunnybabe
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   Posted 1/5/2006 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
i am A- and Polish and Irish, and more Polish...
i was told the Irish have the market cornered on Celiac...

--bunny
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Keriamon
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   Posted 1/5/2006 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Irish people disposed to be allergic to the grains that make up beer??? Or maybe a good dose of alcohol cures all ills?

Now there's a question. Alcohol kills some (although not all) germs. So if you drink it--and I guess it depends on how far it gets before it's totally absorbed into the bloodstream--could it kill germs that you have injested? Can it kill bacterias? Sugar alcohol can kill bacteria.

Rene'
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   Posted 1/5/2006 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I don't normally post here because I have Fibromyalgia on top of the IBS so I usually post there, but I love to talk about my heritage so I decided to chime in. I am Native American, French or Irish and West Indian and that is just on my dad's side. Native American on my mom's.


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   Posted 1/5/2006 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for participating, Rene'. You are always welcome. :-)
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Rene'
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   Posted 1/5/2006 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
7Lil,

Thank you, I will be back.

Rene'

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   Posted 1/5/2006 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I am Irish/German on my Mom's side and German/English on Dad's. My Maiden name is supposed to be Jewish in the way it is spelled, but who knows. I am also A-!!!

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   Posted 1/5/2006 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, another A-. I thought it was super rare. Maybe GI problems are common to us. ???
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   Posted 1/5/2006 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm A+ (another A)
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   Posted 1/6/2006 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Both my parents were born in Hungary so my blood line is 100% Hungarian regardless of the fact that I was born in Canada...all my relatives on both parents side are Hungarian as far back as Hungarians go.

I have crohns disease and suspected by my GI as also having IBS, my mom has ulcertive colitis and one of my sisters was just DX with also having IBS-C alternating-D. I'm lactose intolerant as well, and many of my neices are too.

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