Eating for your blood type? Does this help for UC? Anyone heard of this?

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katkat
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   Posted 12/20/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
From other people that I know, there have been many suggestions about food/diet.  I tried a couple now and then.  But one person said that I should try to follow eating my ancestors did, as it also relates to the acidic value of the blood type?  What do you guys think?  
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada.
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
                          
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
 
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis 
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/20/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
     Huh?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


subdued
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   Posted 12/20/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolute nonsense. Need I say more?
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06

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Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics (orally and up the but)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...


katkat
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   Posted 12/20/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
It's supposed to be that certain blood types should be eating a specific diet. i.e..

type o's should be eating lean, chemical-free meats, poultry and fish, that dairy products and grains not user friendly. supposed to have hardy disgestive systems.
type a's - prone to fragile digestive systems, cannot tolerate animal protein well and should be the classic vegetarians.
type b's - have tolerant digestive systems and also tolerate most foods well, can handle dairy products also.
type ab's - very rare blood type, foods of type a & b's are bad for ab's, type ab's do not produce enough hydrochloric stomach acid to digest animal protein, suggestion is to take bromelain, enzyme from pineapple to assist with digestion

Just wondered. it almost falls in the same category as living UC more prevalent on the 49th parallel and northern parts of the world?
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada. was 140lbs now 118
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
                          
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
 
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis 
 


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
     I'm really a rare bird.  First of all, my blood type is AB+, not as rare as AB- but rare just the same.  Secondly, I have Situs Inversus...all my organs are reversed, as in a mirror image.  They didn't find that out until I was 11 yrs old!  Good thing I never had an appendicitis attack before that.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


subdued
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   Posted 12/21/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been reading about the eat-for-your-blood-type diet. Not only is the "scientific" data wrong, but the layman part doesn't make sense.

For instance, according to the "theory," blood group O is believed to have evolved during the time of the hunter, A during the time of the farmer, B during the time of the nomad, and AB, the most recently evolved type, is an intermediate between blood types A and B.

However...

My mom is AB- and I'm B+. According to the "theory," my ancestors were only nomads while my mom's were nomads and farmers. Hmm...
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06

-------------------

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics (orally and up the but)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/21/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
     Wonder where the RH factor came from.  The chicken or the egg?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Red_34
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   Posted 12/21/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
No wonder my body is so confused seeing since I am AB- with Rh - ! Actually this has been discussed in the past, you can do a search and see how others responded.
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