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I was listening to some Talking Heads(popular rock band of the late 70"s, early 80's) on the weekend and one of their songs...Once In A Lifetime..was blaring out of my speakers. There is a favorite line in the song that goes...”Well...how did I get here?”…which prompted me to genuflect as to how I
ended up being a blogger here on the BTD site. It would have been nice to add a sound file of the song as you're are reading this but I have no idea how I would do that (any ideas on this Dr D?). Anyway, Since the day my locks of hair fell out (8 years ago now...medical term for it is Alopecia, one of many Autoimmune disorders that type O’s are susceptible to) I've been seeking answers as to why and
I've read all the medical text books and the reasons for it over the years and I have also read many popular alternative health books on the subject and tried their suggestions with no real success. It wasn't till I went to see a Reflexogist 18 months ago to get my feet rubbed that I stumbled about Dr D'adamo's name (not the book per say) . Every time I went to see her...let's call her Rhonda....she would spend 30 minutes rubbing my feet and telling me every part of my body that was not working well....in my case it was my liver and pancreas(lectin related?). In case you don't know, apparently parts of your feet correlate to parts of your body and where the pain is, when she rubs it, are where in your body you need to give some attention to. Anyway as she's rubbing and I'm wincing (she had very strong hands) I kept seeing this "Dr D'adamo's food chart" to the left of me outlining all the food
groups and what foods should and shouldn't be combined..it wasn’t blood specific per se. So that chart, you may say, left a small impression on me for I would always concentrate my thoughts on it while Rhonda did her magic on my feet. I was getting up to my 5th session with her and I showed up late for it so she sent me away and said come back in two hrs. I was OK with that and went on my merry way trying to figure out what I was going to do for next two hours…I was running out of my protein powder so I decided to go to my favorite health/vitamin store and pick some up with other stuff that I was taking. Side note…I was on this Whey(avoid for O) protein powder shake stuff for two months and all it did was give me cramps to a point where I went to the hospital to see if there was something wrong with my stomach and after a few tests and xrays, they gave me a clear bill of health so I kept on taking it(what can I say?…I’m a gluten for punishment)). While I’m at the vitamin shop I pick some of the free health magazines and flip through the magazines for an hour or so sipping on a tall café late(another avoid for me) in the mall when I come across an ad for a health fair being held not far from where I live. After my last foot rub(I didn’t go back after that…I don’t know why?) , I ventured off to this fair and I got there with only 10 minutes left before they were closing up, so I figured I could only see a few exhibitors. I only saw one and it was a woman by the name of Debbie who ran a business called, Blood Link(how appropiate). Debbie had a high-powered microscope set up and she was taking blood samples to show you on a molecular level how your blood was behaving. She was also doing blood tests to show what blood type you were and for $20.00 I got mine done. After the small prick of my finger and I swipe on to some paper, after 38 years, I found out I was a type O. All Debbie said after my results was, “I hope you’re not a pasta/bread lover”, which struck me kind of hard, because I was. It was then she took out the ERFYBT book and proceeded to explain how I should eat for my blood type. It peaked my interest and she almost sold me a copy. It wasn’t till a few weeks later that I was in a library that I saw the book on a special shelf “librarians choice” that I began to read it. I sat in the library for close to 3 hours that day reading it. As I was reading it I was struck with the feeling that the book..the type O part…was talking directly to me.As I’m reading the list of Avoids for my blood type, all I kept saying to myself was that I have been eating all the wrong foods for the past 30 some years. Anyway, I bought the book the next day and threw out all my boxes of pasta, the frozen French fries were history, the corn muffins I devour on a weekly basis were chucked and the pork sausages, a favorite of mine, were no longer welcome in my fridge. The whey protein powder that I bought before going to the fair was going to find a home in some type B’s kitchen. Since then, the change in my energy levels and vitality are night and day. There have been times where I strayed from the BTD, but who hasn’t?. It’s a required thing that you do stray because it’s a feedback loop telling you how effective the BTD really is. Lastly, as you can see from my photo, I’m still follicley challenged (“same as it ever was…same as it ever was”) but I’m seeing a lot of new hair I didn’t see 18 months ago…and besides, hair is very over rated anyway, so I don’t worry about it. Peace of mind sometimes can be the best medicine for what’s ailing you.