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I have read that people with type O blood have more GI tract issues than the A or B types. I have found this to be true for myself. What do you think? Does this theory has any merit?

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That is interesting! I have O+ and have a lot of issues - my husband is O- and also has issues.

My parents happen to be Type A and they do have stomach problems as well.

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Hi Shay, I am a type O+ and I have digestive issues.

Interestingly, my astrological sign is Cancer, and I've heard that Cancer's have more stomach issues than any other physical issue LOL. That's certainly my case HA HA.


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I just saw that in an article posted at Stomach Issues and popped over to hear more about that. So any O blood type?

I'll have to find out my grandmother's blood type. I feel sometimes that I'm cursed with her stomach ailments for no apparent reason LOL.

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I have O+ blood and have stomach issues all the time. Interesting. I thought it was the red wine. *laugh*

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Originally Posted By: Violette - Daughters
I just saw that in an article posted at Stomach Issues and popped over to hear more about that. So any O blood type?

I'll have to find out my grandmother's blood type. I feel sometimes that I'm cursed with her stomach ailments for no apparent reason LOL.

I had to sign up for the newsletter because I need relief.



Hi Violette,
Welcome to the Stomach Issues forum and thanks for checking out my newest article! I'm sorry to hear that you are suffering with acid reflux - I am also struggling with it and doing all of the extensive research that I can on all possible causes and natural cures. There are many causes of acid reflux and having both O- or O+ can be a factor! You may very well have inherited it from your grandmother. From what I understand, this is because the O blood type is the oldest blood type, tracing back to early man. Early man had a very basic, meat based diet. So it is believed that O types may be sensitive to many foods that were not available in those days. I am doing more research on this, and will be coming out with an article on that topic soon!

I hope you find my article helpful, and that signing up for my newsletter yields more possible solutions to your problem. Keep us informed on your discoveries and what you feel works for you!

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I have O+ blood and have stomach issues all the time. Interesting. I thought it was the red wine. *laugh*


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Welcome to the Stomach Issues forum! *Heh!* No doubt both your love for red wine and your blood type could be playing off from each other and causing your upset tummy!

If you like, you can take a look at my latest article(s) on the causes of acid reflux:
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My husband is O+ and is cursed with high acid and stomach problems.

When he tests on those acid strips - he always has high acid.

He craves steak, hamburgers etc. I don't eat red meat because I can't digest it well (I'm A+.) So we have turkey, chicken, etc. alot for our meals.

I guess he should be eating more meat?


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I'm B+, my DH is A+. Neither of us have any stomach issues.


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Hi Sharon,

That is interesting about your husband! I have type O- and have found I do not tolerate poultry or eggs at all. Honestly, beef is the only thing I have been able to find that I can tolerate without a flare-up. And I used to be a vegetarian! I don't like eating beef products, yet my tummy likes nothing else! I am trying to find which veggies are best tolerated, but it is a process. Absolutely no night shades for me, though I seem to tolerate papaya beautifully.

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My blood type is O positive and in reading through the other posts and the book "Eat Right for Your Type" there certainly seems to be some truth in the assumption that there are shared traits among people who have the same blood type.

Like many of the other O positive posters here, I don�t tolerate nightshades, vitamin A and I crave meat. Try as I may to bring in more vegetables to my diet, I end up over eating if I don�t start the day with a meal that includes chicken fish or beef.

I don�t tolerate dairy well. If I have a day with excessive calcium intake the next day my joints ache and my fingers swell. The same goes for excessive amounts of carrots which contain lots of vitamin A.

I find that it's better (less painful) for me to pick up my calcium requirements with salmon and broccoli.

I have mild acid reflux, inherited from my grandmother which was half Indian.

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Originally Posted By: Sharon - Wealth Editor
My husband is O+ and is cursed with high acid and stomach problems.

When he tests on those acid strips - he always has high acid.

He craves steak, hamburgers etc. I don't eat red meat because I can't digest it well (I'm A+.) So we have turkey, chicken, etc. alot for our meals.

I guess he should be eating more meat?


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I wanted to add something for you here. Perhaps your husband needs to balance out his pH by adding more alkaline foods to his diet. Here is a complete list of acid and alkaline foods. Beef is acidic, but that doesn't mean he can't have it. He may just need to included lots of foods from the alkaline side. You may want to consult a holistic nutritionist for a professional analysis: (this would make a great article topic!)

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Shay,

Thanks for your reply, very interesting. Now that I think about it, my mother and most of her family, sister, her mom, my sister, (now I don't know all their bloodtypes, but my mom is an 0), have all had to have their gallbladder removed.

My mom has always been a big meat eater, so I think she avoided alot of reflux problems but she still ended up with gallbladder troubles.

I, however, had went through a vegetarian phase because my husband has inherently high cholesterol, being from an italian family didn't help, LOL. When I got to my second pregancy I had to start eating meat again because I didn't want to put off the cravings like I did in the first. So, I don't know if eating meat has helped.

Right now I'm on the Prilosec generic, when I remember to take it. Since my last pregnancy I always forget...umm, she turns 2 this week...I guess I better start remembering. LOL.

Well thanks, I'll be hanging around here for sure!

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Hi Violette,
I'm really glad that you will be hanging around here!

It's actually fortunate that you keep forgetting to take your meds! I'm not a big fan of reflux meds and I'll tell you why. They really only mask the root problem and in the long run make your condition worse. Here is my article on acid reflux meds, if you would like to take a look:

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Hi, Shay. I came over to visit on your forum for a bit. This is so interesting. I'm O negative. I'm a veggie eater, very little meat. I hate milk but love yogurt. Is yogurt as good as milk? I eat yogurt most every day. I've been on generic omeprazole for several years and my dr. is not insistent I stay on meds if I don't need to. I don't eat a lot, so I noticed on the site that that might be part of the problem. I do eat well when I eat... or thought I did, anyway. Maybe too many veggies. I'm a potato junkie! What about salads? Anyway, I'm learning a lot. Thanks for the invite. b.

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Hi Shay,

I'm O- and I rarely have any trouble at all with my stomach! My mother had ulcers for most of my life, but I don't know what her type is.

I also read the book Eat Right for Your Type and I found that the correct foods for my type are some of my favorites, but I also love veggies and can eat any of them, even hot peppers.

My husband is type A and he has never ending problems with IBS.
Go figure! I think my Dad was the same type as me and he also had a "cast iron stomach" but died of colon cancer.

So I guess we're the exception that proves the rule, but it's certainly an interesting concept.

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Hi, Shay. I came over to visit on your forum for a bit. This is so interesting. I'm O negative. I'm a veggie eater, very little meat. I hate milk but love yogurt. Is yogurt as good as milk? I eat yogurt most every day. I've been on generic omeprazole for several years and my dr. is not insistent I stay on meds if I don't need to. I don't eat a lot, so I noticed on the site that that might be part of the problem. I do eat well when I eat... or thought I did, anyway. Maybe too many veggies. I'm a potato junkie! What about salads? Anyway, I'm learning a lot. Thanks for the invite. b.


Hi Bettyann,
I'm glad you dropped by! It is my experience that PPI's like omeparzole are not a great way to cope with acid reflux. I was on Prevacid for many years, and my acid stomach became acid reflux as a result. I am now getting off of the meds with the help of Chinese medicine. I tried to stop taking them on my own and the reflux was horrific. That I know of, medical doctors do not have an effective method of getting you off of the meds. However, you can give it a shot and not take your next dose or two and see what happens. If you have a bad flare-up that you cannot control, you know that you have become dependent and/or are eating the wrong foods for you.

In the mean time, try bringing some organic beef into your diet. I seem to tolerate the organic meat much better than the commercial.

If you can tolerate yogurt, by all means enjoy it! I'm not personally a big fan of dairy, but if you are concerned about calcium yogurt is as good as milk, although greens are also an excellent source.

Veggies are great to eat - eat as many as you can tolerate. Should you decide to go off of the omprozole, it will become more evident to you what will give you a flare-up. Lots of people, including myself cannot tolerate the nightshade family. It was hardest for me to give up potatoes - I love them too! Salads, again you will have to test out what foods settle well with you as you go through the process, though tomatoes are probably a no-no.

If you get the chance, stop by and read any articles that you think might be helpful as well!

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Originally Posted By: Helen Wharton
Hi Shay,

I'm O- and I rarely have any trouble at all with my stomach! My mother had ulcers for most of my life, but I don't know what her type is.

I also read the book <b>Eat Right for Your Type</b> and I found that the correct foods for my type are some of my favorites, but I also love veggies and can eat any of them, even hot peppers.

My husband is type A and he has never ending problems with IBS.
Go figure! I think my Dad was the same type as me and he also had a "cast iron stomach" but died of colon cancer.

So I guess we're the exception that proves the rule, but it's certainly an interesting concept.


Hi Helen,
Welcome! Wow, I wonder if you may have staved off any stomach problems by instinctively eating the right foods for you?

Your husband may have food intolerances or suppressed stress that are causing his IBS. If you like, have a look at these articles that may be of interest:

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Thanks for the advice, Shay. I guess I'm "odd," because I didn't have symptoms. I never had heartburn in my life, even with my pregnancies. A bad stomach infection hit me-- about 8 years ago, and that's when my dr. discovered that my esophagus was inflamed. He sent me for an EGD at Vanderbilt, and they diagnosed "severe" GERD. I still hadn't had one symptom. Dr. put me on Prilosec, but he didn't intend to keep me on it forever. I stopped taking them a few years ago on my own, and I was fine. Rarely, very rarely, would I get reflux at night, while asleep, and wake up. I propped myself up and it was better. I noticed that take-out hamburgers affected me. Potatoes did not.

I was concerned about the TV commercials saying that you might end up with cancer of the esophagus, so I asked my dr. if I should go back on the meds. He wrote me a scrip for the omeprazole only because I asked him to. He said that the TV ads were not correct. It didn't work like that. I have a Vanderbilt internal medicine dr. and I trust him. I've had him since 1999. He doesn't push drugs unless they're necessary, and he does his research. So I guess I'll come off the omep since he says I don't really need it. He only wrote for it just to ease my worry. I'd rather go the diet way. I will try the organic beef, but like I said I'm not much of a meat eater. Thanks again. I'll hang around to see what comes up I need to know. Good site. b.

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Bettyann -

Yogurt is a great thing! I've read for years that cultures who eat a lot live very long lives and this week I read that the beneficial bacteria could protect your teeth.

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Hi again, Shay,

In my last post I mentioned my Husband's IBS. He is also lactose intolerant and that sometimes contributes to his problems. But unfortunately I think his IBS is genetic. His Dad, uncle and siblings all have it as well. Most of the above folks also smoke, and I think that has a lot to do with the cramping and diarrhea. But, of course, you can't tell them that! LOL As far as I'm aware, none of them have actually seen a doctor about it, or if they have, they've ignored the advice. It's almost as if it's not serious enough to actually treat it, just complain about it. wink

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I am B+ and have many GI issues. I am lactose intolerant. I also have IBS. Problems with red meats (similar enzymes to the lactose LOL) and almost anything greesy. I switched to soy based and rice milk based cheeses and milks and most problems went away. Also cut back on red meats and don't have as much problems. Of course when I order a nice traditional ooey gooey cheesy pleasy pizza like I idd tonight, that all goes out the window and my GI is talking back to me. I don't have heart burn though, never if ever have. thank goodness for something.


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Originally Posted By: Bettyann - Christian Lit
Thanks for the advice, Shay. I guess I'm "odd," because I didn't have symptoms. I never had heartburn in my life, even with my pregnancies. A bad stomach infection hit me-- about 8 years ago, and that's when my dr. discovered that my esophagus was inflamed. He sent me for an EGD at Vanderbilt, and they diagnosed "severe" GERD. I still hadn't had one symptom. Dr. put me on Prilosec, but he didn't intend to keep me on it forever. I stopped taking them a few years ago on my own, and I was fine. Rarely, very rarely, would I get reflux at night, while asleep, and wake up. I propped myself up and it was better. I noticed that take-out hamburgers affected me. Potatoes did not.


Hi Helen,
I must say, that you are one lucky camper! If you are now GERD free, then the meds did the job they were intended to do. A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with "symptomless GERD," put on the meds and then developed the actual GERD. She is now dependant on the meds. So consider yourself a happy, healthy woman. It seems that you are eating just right. If you have no discomfort with certain foods then you have chosen the right diet for you. Keep it up! For night time flare-ups the only thing you need to do is make sure you don't eat anything for 3 hours before you go to bed. That should take care of any problems at night.

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Originally Posted By: Helen Wharton
Hi again, Shay,

In my last post I mentioned my Husband's IBS. He is also lactose intolerant and that sometimes contributes to his problems. But unfortunately I think his IBS is genetic. His Dad, uncle and siblings all have it as well. Most of the above folks also smoke, and I think that has a lot to do with the cramping and diarrhea. But, of course, you can't tell them that! LOL As far as I'm aware, none of them have actually seen a doctor about it, or if they have, they've ignored the advice. It's almost as if it's not serious enough to actually treat it, just complain about it. wink


Hi Helen,
Since your husband has close family members with the same IBS issues and also suffers from lactose intolerance, there may be some inherited food intolerances going on.

Regular probiotic supplements will surely help with all colon issues. Also, [i]small[/i] amounts of dairy should help with lactose intolerance. We are each born with a particular amount of lactase, the enzyme that digests lactose in the intestines. If you take in more lactose than you have lactase to digest it, that is when you run into trouble. Your husband can adjust to the amount of lactase he naturally has by introducing small amounts of dairy at a time.

As far as food intolerance or sensitivity goes, many people do suffer from this. Please see my article on the elimination diet specifically for IBS sufferers.
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"For night time flare-ups the only thing you need to do is make sure you don't eat anything for 3 hours before you go to bed."

Oh, boy! I guess eating a taco salad followed by chocolate truffle birthday cake for my husband last night is what woke me up at 3 a.m. or so gagging on the acid????

I've been told previously about the not eating before bed. It's really hard, at least for me. I've not been taking the omeprazole since I first posted. I think last night was definitely my own fault, and I'm going to keep trying. b.

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Hi Bettyann,
Yeah, I know what you mean about it being really hard to eat nothing for the 3 hours before bed. It took my a while to get used to it, too. But I have found it well worth the effort!

I thought that if I didn't go to bed with a little something in my stomach that I would wake up hungry in the night. But I found that as long as I have red meat for supper, I'm just fine.

So, yeah I would avoid those big high fat meals just before bed time. I can just imagine the pain you were feeling at 3 a.m. frown

Don't beat yourself up though. Just keep putting in the effort to be aware of what time you eat supper and what time you go to bed. Your tummy will thank you for it!

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Hi Bettyann,
Yeah, I know what you mean about it being really hard to eat nothing for the 3 hours before bed. It took my a while to get used to it, too. But I have found it well worth the effort!

I thought that if I didn't go to bed with a little something in my stomach that I would wake up hungry in the night. But I found that as long as I have red meat for supper, I'm just fine.

So, yeah I would avoid those big high fat meals just before bed time. I can just imagine the pain you were feeling at 3 a.m. frown

Don't beat yourself up though. Just keep putting in the effort to be aware of what time you eat supper and what time you go to bed. Your tummy will thank you for it!

Shay

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