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Vacation = Nodules, Fatigue & A Wealth Of Knowledge

it’s been awhile since i’ve written anything about how i’m feeling but a lot has changed. at least a lot for me.

right after i found out my blood type i went to florida for a family wedding. it was an awesome weekend, but emotional for me on the ra level. my cousin (the bride) and i shared a few airport arrival tears upon her finding out about my diagnosis. as one of the females on my dad’s side with multiple autoimmunes, she understood and felt my sadness. basically, these tears officially initiated me into our private female-only family club.

the weekend got a bit more overwhelming when i noticed what was probably nodule on my back right heel/achilles tendon. it was an overwhelming feeling to look down, see one heel looking red and pretty oddly shaped while at lunch with my family on the beach. i will admit, i freaked out a bit and teared up in front of everyone. i’m not used to seeing my body just “deform” overnight. thinking back, that tendon had been bothering me the days prior — i kept circling out my ankle to loosen stiffness i’d been feeling. the nodule went away after a few days as did the stiffness in the tendon… this is just something i need to learn to expect.



Blood Type O+

just found out I’m blood type o+ and based on the beginning of my research this does not make me overly happy, seeing as i really love olives and avocados. i’ve seen multiple lists from different sources though, and can’t wait to talk to my aunt this weekend about her in depth knowledge on eating for your blood type. more to come… 


Type O

Type O is the oldest blood type in human history. Those with type O digest meat better than any other blood type. Unlike type A, type O people produce a lot of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. However, Type Os have a hard time digesting dairy products and food containing gluten. The best diet for a type O is a greater ratio of proteins and less dairy and gluten. It would be best to exclude all dairy and include gluten-free foods in your diet. Foods that will benefit a type O person include sea kelp, cod, bluefish, halibut, mackerel, pike, rainbow trout, red snapper, salmon, sardines, sole, striped bass, sturgeon, swordfish, tilefish, white perch, yellow perch, yellowtail, beef, buffalo, heart, lamb, liver, mutton, veal, venison, kale, spinach and broccoli.

Foods to avoid include wheat gluten, corn, kidney beans, navy beans, lentils, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens, sugar, white flout, bacon, goose, ham, pork, barracuda, catfish, caviar, conch, herring, lox, octopus, Brazil nuts, cashews, litchi, peanuts, peanut butter, pistachios, poppy seeds, bulgur wheat flour, couscous flour, durum wheat flour, graham flour, soba noodles, semolina pasta, sprouted wheat flour, white flour, whole wheat flour, avocado, cabbage, eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, olives, potatoes and alfalfa sprouts.