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The tale continues…………………………….The diagnosis
February 2000 and my first appointment with my Naturopath who I shall call Bruce, because Naturopath has way to many letters to keep typing it.
I was asked more questions in my first session than I think I had been asked by the “mainstream” medical profession in my entire life. He conducted colour chart personality tests, asked about things far to personal to discuss here and also conducted an Iridology examination. Bruce had a “tame” GP close by who was sympathetic to the natural health system and I was referred to him to arrange for blood tests. It was at this time that the name of Dr Peter D’Adamo and the Blood Type Diet was first mentioned. Bruce felt that by following the BTD lifestyle it could have some health benefits for me. I was prepared to try anything at this stage.
A week later and I’m back in Bruce’s office with my blood test results. As well as finding out I was type A positive, there were also some indications of an under active Thyroid [Hypothyroidism], which I have since found out is not uncommon both here in Tasmania where the soil types are very old and Iodine deficient but also in the West Midlands of England where I was born. So back to the GP’s office for him to arrange an ultrasound scan on my neck. As you may have gathered our Naturopaths are not allowed to refer patients for medical testing and this all has to be done through a Doctor. At this time all of this was only relating to my throat/neck problem and this ultimately turned out to be a multi nodule goitre on my thyroid.
After purchasing and reading a copy of ER4YT I was ready to give it a try, particularly as blood type A I was a natural vegetarian anyway, I still don’t think I would have eaten meat whatever blood type I had been and I wish those vegetarians who have been able to back to eating faces the very best of health. Bruce had also been investigating the recurring chest pain and came up with a diagnosis, I’m sorry I can’t remember what he called it
To be continued………………………………