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I will admit it I am fascinated by anything that deals with blood type, lectins and genetic links to health and food. I just don't feel smart enough to grasp it all and then communicate it effectively to others.
My family and I traveled this past weekend to visit my husband's parents. Jeff's father, blood type B, turned 85 this weekend and so it was an event that required a celebration. My husband is the youngest of four, all boys. They are 3 O's and one B.
Jeff's eldest brother BT O who I suspect is a Gatherer struggles with his weight, he has abdominal fat that has been hanging on inspite of dieting and excercise. He recently retired and has been working even harder to lose the weight. I began to tell him a bit about changing his diet and offered to measure him, for his genotype. I explained that if my assumption is corret he has a very thrifty metabolism as an O Gatherer. This is where it began to get sticky. With 4 sons comes 4 daughter in laws, who are all very strong willed they are two A's, one AB and one O.
My O sister in law loves to excercise she is dedicated to health and fitness. She ran the NYC Marathon at 50 and bicycles weekly over 10 miles each day. She is slim but has to work hard at it. She follows a SAD diet and is a practicing physical therapist. Because of all this her opinion is highly regarded.
She chimed right into my converstaion with my brother in law," All you need to do is excercise 45 minutes a day, you don't need to be measured for anything," she said as she sipped her soda.
I stepped away annoyed that she took over the conversation with her "one size fits all" approach to diet and fitness. My brother in law never looked back at me to find out the rest of the story. He had his ears tickled by, you can eat whatever you want as long as you excercise. I know I offered so much more then she did but I just couldn't defend myself against her.
In October I am attending the Micro Conference in Tennesse, with Larry Nesbit. I will be taking my certification test for the IFHI. I know this will boost my confidence and my ability to communicate the core ideas of the BTD/GTD to others. I look forward to that time to be with everyone. What a great time it will be, being with like minded people who share the same passion.
The only thing that will help this is IF he remembers your conversation after another year of failing to meet his goals and asks for more information, probably outside earshot of a submariner...
Enjoy your time at the convention, it will be very beneficial in one-on-one type conversations, etc...
See you in Oct. Donna
I am in this situation with both brother and brother in law who are always on the edge of hideous heart and stroke conditions, but who won't listen or even examine my point of view.
I can only hope that they get enough warnings in time to turn the clock back.
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