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5 years ago this week was when I first decided to give the Blood Type Diet a try. I had tried calorie restriction and working out at the gym everyday, but none of it took off any pounds. It was 4 or 5 months after I first read Eat Right at a friend's house. Then I bought Dr. Bland's book, Genetic Nutritioneering. Both books told me I really should give up wheat, but even though my joints were painful and I was overweight...I didn't want to say goodbye to bread and pasta. It took months before I decided to give it a shot. I remember stepping on the scale at the gym...I had lost so much weight that I was worried about it... happy, but confused. The weight loss levelled out soon enough though.
Since then it's been a journey of experiments and some rebellions...but it always brings me back to two conclusions:
1. Dr. D'Adamo is always right.
2. Grains (and all avoids) are not my friend.
From age 19-24 my health was steadily deteriorating. It was just one health problem after another: mono, fatigue, low thyroid, anxiety, depression, sinus infections, bladder infections, regular courses of antibiotics, stomach trouble and irregularity, antidepressants and their side-effects. I was on anywhere between 3 and 6 prescriptions at any one time, and 2-4 over the counter medications. Now, I'm on only one prescription and no over the counter medications. I better stop writing now, or the big pharmaceutical companies will launch an attack!
My genetic tendencies will always stay with me, I'll always have to deal with seasonal affective disorder to some degree, I'll always be a celiac, h.pylori may try to get a hold on me again, my thyroid is taking it's time, but improving. Yet, I feel 10-20 years younger than I did five years ago, and it's nice to know my health can actually improve with time.