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#556331 Type O Blood And Celaic?

Posted by on 20 August 2009 - 06:45 PM

Has anyone heard of the link between type O blood type and Celiac? A friend was told by a doctor that since she had type O blood, a gluten free diet might help her. Any news?

From a post by Mother of Jibril in an earlier thread:

"....according the American Red Cross, here's the prevalence of each blood type in the US population:

O pos - 38%
O neg - 7%
A pos - 34%
A neg - 6%
B pos - 9%
B neg - 2%
AB pos - 3%
AB neg -1%"

O+ is the most common type.

Please understand that there is absolutely NO clinical research that proves that this diet is valid.

The Blood Type diet was developed by a naturopath named Peter DíAdamo. This guy is NOT a medical doctor...he has a doctorate in naturopathy. His book, Eat Right For Your Blood Type, says the key to weight loss lies in a humanís blood type.

Which is absolutely ridiculous, if you ask me. You might as well base your diet on your eye color.

Don't get mad at me now! :P

I have A negative blood, and I have celiac disease. I do best on a low carb diet. I know this because I've tried literally everything. I know what D'Adamo recommends that I eat based on my blood type and it would NOT be good for me to follow his diet.

OK....that's my rant, and my 2 cents worth. I just don't want to see people get confused with stuff like the blood type diet.
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#553211 Are There Any Corn/potatoe Chips That Are 100% Safe?

Posted by on 07 August 2009 - 10:18 PM

I was eating Tostitos corn chips for a long time but found out they are unsafe. any suggestions? thx

My husband and I shop at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods a lot. TJ's is very good at marking their gluten free foods (including potato and corn chips) with a little "g" for gluten free. They literally have dozens if not hundreds of foods on their gluten free food list which you can download from their website. Whole Foods also has dedicated gluten free sections.

I don't know if you live close to a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods, but if so, that's my suggestion.

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#550025 Can An Overweight Person Have Celiac Disease?

Posted by on 25 July 2009 - 06:23 PM

So, my 6 yo daughter was diagnosed with Celiac in November 2008. Because of this I certainly I have a lot more knowledge about the disease than I ever did previously. I have been having some very severe gastrointestinal symptoms, along with other unexplained symptoms including muscle and joint aches, headaches, total lack of energy etc for probably 3 years now. However, I am overweight and most of what I have read states weight loss, not weight gain, is a possible sign of Celiac. I am considering having a Celiac screen done, but was just wondering if there is anyone out there who has been diagnosed while overweight. Thanks!

Yes, many of us are overweight rather than underweight.....please see the following threads on this forum for more info:



JoAnn :)
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#494720 Anyone Unemployed Or Divorced Because Of Celiac?

Posted by on 22 December 2008 - 12:31 PM

With regards to my job, I made certain to sign up for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) benefits through the Human Resources department where I work as soon as I began having serious medical issues earlier this year. That way, legally, my employer cannot hold time taken off for doctor's visits, etc., against me.

But I know that everyone has noticed that I'm ill, that I sometimes work from home (my supervisor allows me to do so once or twice a week); I don't know yet what impact this will have on the long term status of my job. I do worry about it.

I've had a few autoimmune issues for most of my life (Hashimoto's thyroiditis, asthma, psoriasis), but several strange symptoms (difficulty walking, peripheral neuropathy, blurry vision, brain fog, etc. etc.) developed over the past couple of years and I was eventually diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis this past summer. By the time I was diagnosed with celiac disease (this month!), I was in a wheelchair.

The fact that I've had gastric problems and "IBS" since I was a child indicates to me that I've had celiac disease longer than any of the other autoimmune issues. This seems consistent with the following medical journal article by Fasano, who says that celiac disease can be the initial problem that literally "opens the door" for other autoimmune diseases to develop: http://ajp.amjpathol...ract/173/5/1243

Surprisingly, my husband and mother have both been VERY upset with me for being in the wheelchair. They seem to feel that I'm "giving up". It didn't seem to matter to them that I can no longer walk for more than a few yards at a time without excruciating pain; I should just "suck it up" and keep trying! Lately my husband has started to become a bit more understanding, and my mother no longer brings up the subject because it starts fights....but I did think at one point my husband was going to leave me.

Fortunately, the gluten free diet has not bothered my husband; I "sold" it to him using other peoples' testimonies from this forum about how they no longer have fibro or RA symptoms. I know that he's hoping that all of my other autoimmune diseases and issues will magically go into remission now and that I will be able to get out of the chair. But I suppose I'm afraid of what will happen to our marriage if I *don't* improve enough to no longer need the wheelchair!

It's sad; I was really depressed after reading many of the earlier posts in this topic. The traditional marriage vows say "in sickness and in health", don't they?

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