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Comment from: Paula 0+ hunter [Visitor]
Hey Andrea,
You are not alone. My family thinks some of what I believe dietwise is out there. But you know, the proof is in the "pudding" or lack of it.....I decided to live and let live. If and when they want to know what I think or eat, I tell them. Food is a really tricky issue though.
I have 2 brothers that are still in my parents home, they and my dad are probably warriors. My mom is probably a hunter, but I wonder about she and I, could still be gatherers or explorers, although I doubt the last one. We are all pretty stubborn!
But the health issues they suffer are serious, so what can you do. I do know from 12 Steps, that you need to remember the serenity prayer.....
"Accept the things I cannot change, Change the things I can, and have the wisdom to know the difference...." Just do your best with your gtd/btd
and maybe they will wonder why you are healthier, it may take a long time before it's apparent to them! Besides, you have the btd/gtd family! We love you! :-)

01/12/09 @ 13:32
Comment from: Diana [Visitor]
I really feel for you, and I can relate! My sister is against the BTD, and she is an A that loves the SAD. She also is a smoker for many years.
I think it's a sibling rivalry thing where they think they know better. My sister is my older sister and she always felt she knew best. I can't change her. I can only hope she has really good genes so she doesn't die prematurely.
01/12/09 @ 14:00
Comment from: Jenny [Visitor] ·
I emphathize with that Warrior defence thing that you mention Andrea. But I have basically given up trying to talk to anyone about it, just hoping that my outstanding general health and fitness (despite the diabetes which seems to be abating anyway)will act as a stimulant to at least some of them.Very few people would want to do the work required, we live in such self-indulgent times.Even people in my immediate circle who are interested, still will not jump in, as though it is a pool full of crocodiles.I prefer to swim with the crocodiles, particularly when there is such good company as yourself, and all the other wonderful companions here.
01/13/09 @ 17:29
Comment from: Ribbit [Visitor]
You think maybe this stems from them never listening you to about anything growing up? You have something worth talking about, at least in your mind, and you love them enough to share with them, but they won't give you the time of day because it's coming from you.....?
01/17/09 @ 08:43
Comment from: Denny [Visitor] Email
I have followed the BTD pretty consistantly aprox 5 years. I have tried very hard not to preach to my family about how much I believe this has helped my more antacids..only occasional allergy pills, instead of daily. I am type O..both my sisters are type A. I have given them both the D'Adamo books for their biggest issues, one cancer and the other severe allergies...I also wake up feeling I should do more. This diet is just such a huge life style change for some people that I think they find it too stressful. I'm sorry I don't know how to help, but you are not alone.
01/17/09 @ 21:24

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