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Dear Heidi: I look forward to reading your column whenever I can. It's always so informative. I just wanted to report that I stopped taking the insulin injections, because I had gained ~20 pounds on it. I've since lost 2 pounds a day, (for the last 3 days,) but I'm also following Eat Right more closely. I'm mostly eating only H.B. foods, and just meats/fish, veggies, and a little nuts. I've also started running again. Yesterday when I woke up, I felt GREAT! I hadn't felt that good in a long time, on or off the insulin. I wish I could program my brain to remember how good I feel after running or aerobics. I'm also taking the recommended supplements ~ once a day. My husband was handed "severance" papers a couple of weeks ago, so I've been trying to be a bit more frugal with the money. Can you tell me what you think is most important for controlling high blood sugar in O secretors? I have the Encyclopedia, and before I bought it, I bought some liquid herbs like dandelion, fenugreek, licorice, and bladderwrack, on clearance at a drugstore that was going out of business. They have glycerine in them, though. Is that ok for O secretors w/high blood sugar? Thank you for your time and help; I look forward to hearing from you. Judy
Great news, Judy! Yes, glycerine is fine for everyone, and is the only sweetener I know of that is actually 'good' for blood sugar levels ~ it boosts sugar metabolism. Sounds like you're having some long-looked-for success, and I'm so happy for you!!
From the looks of your other topics, this can go under: Potpourri AB -Artichokes. In the introductions to fruits and vegetables, Dr. D'Adamo says that artichokes are key in fighting disease for ABs, but in the list they are categorized as Avoid. Which is correct? I am curious because although I have been following this diet for over 3 years, (I overcame chronic fatigue as a senior in high school, lost 15 pounds and don't have gas , and I don't need to eat artichokes, they do come up and I would like to know if it would be best for me to delight in them or deny myself. Thank you for your time. Natalia
Greetings, Natalia! Artichokes are an avoid for ABs ~ the text portion was an inadvertent copy of the type A text. Take a look at the Updates Page, also linked at the bottom of the "Library" section on our main page. And what a wonderful report on your successes! Congratulations, and bless you for having begun this plan at an early age. And thank you for posting your great results!! :-)
In response to Q No. 5 (Body response to Food) 26/9/2002 More Potpouri~. My friend and I use our Chinese method. We observe colour, thinckness and softness of the tongue. I myself also aware on body secretion (smell, amount, and colour, this is my secret, I have not told anyone else; e.g. white sugar and flour makes the underarm and sweating beneath the breast smell sour like vinegar, also tendons are tight). I can also feel my heartbeat. It does show clearly in 5-10 minutes. Sometimes Body temperature is cooler after taken wrong food e.g. vegetable gum/milk. I dont really know the reason but guess that it is related to circulation. Thank you for taking time to read my silly notes. (I always correct my uncomfortable by these tiny observation. I believe everyone can feel their body's fluctaation. Stillness is a bliss and in the long run you can observation deeper and deeper) Didn't visit doctor over the past 20 years except once, to a Chinese doctor for finding out whether he is the "right DR" for my mum who is an AB and good at judging people. She won't take medicine if she doesn't like him) Lily A+
:-) Thanks, Lily! Astute points... and a smart mom! :-D
A lady at the gym where I worked out mentioned your book, so out of curiosity I checked it out of the library. I'm type O and I suffer from fibromyalgia. Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1999, I went from 140 lbs. to 205 lbs. In addition to the pain that I was dealing with my self esteem was very low. It seemed I had tried everything to loose the weight that I had packed on. When I read your book the first thing that jumped out at me was about the wheat. When you mentioned that if a type O will go off of wheat then they will lose weight even if they have failed in other attempts. I said what the heck. Since I'm also African American I also went off of dairy. This was in July, and the weight has just melted off. I haven't been to the gym because of my new promotion my schedule has been off. Even though I haven't been working out, the weight has been falling off. At the beginning of the summer I was wearing a size 16 - 18. I'm now wearing 10's and 12's. I'm wearing jeans again for the first time in 4 years. Others that have seen me have asked what have I done and I tell them about your book. I went to the health food store and found a thyroid supplement that has both kelp and bladder wrack. I'm on an Ultra B-Complex and calcium. I'm going back to the gym this week and I am eager to see how much I continue to lose. Thank you so much for your book. Elizabeth
Marvelous!! Thanks to men and women like you who walk the walk and spread the word, more people every day are saying, "what the heck," and being mighty glad they did. It's great to hear how much you're enjoying life now! Isn't that what it's all about? :-)
Hi Heidi, Me and my two girls have been on the blood type diet for almost 5 years now. Both my girls are AB and i'm an O, and all three of us suffer from a rare illness called Behcets Disease. Being on this diet has lessend our symptoms for sure. I've tested it also, we all went off the diet for a month and we were all very sick and the doctors could not understand why. I explained what I was doing,so they would see the connection. Still didn't work, though. I thank Dr. Adamo and all that help and support his beliefs. Without his knowledge, my family may not be here. Catherine
Catherine, you have made my day. It is so joyful for me to see how these plans can change people's lives for the better. Peter can write a thousand books, you know, yet it is up to the reader to decide whether to make use of what they learn. You decided to do so, for yourself and your girls. You deserve all the credit in the world for committing to healing yourselves, no matter how many "authoritative individuals" couldn't figure it out. Guess you're smarter than they are. Many thanks for sharing your story with me! And please stay in touch!!
that goes for the rest of you, as well! ~:-D