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I am not sure if you are familiar with the story of the Navy's Flight 19, for me it is not only a tragic tale of human error, but at a deeper level, one of trust .
Flight 19 consisted of five naval planes and 14 naval and marine corps aviators (five pilots, the rest radiomen or gunners). The planes were Avengers--large, single-engined torpedo bombers used in World War II. Four of the planes were piloted by student pilots; the fifth was piloted by Navy Lt. Charles Taylor, who was the experienced officer in charge of the training flight.
All 5 planes and the men in them were lost due to Charles Taylor's errors in navigation and lack of trust in the radio broadcaster. It has taken sometime for the US Navy to decide what the cause of the failure was. But recently blunders by Taylor have come to light.
The mistakes are amazing, but they do explain what happened, unlikely as it was. They include: (1) getting lost in the first place, after taking over from a student pilot; (2) mistakenly thinking he knew where he was when he didn't, and broadcasting that he didn't need help; (3) thinking he was in the Florida Keys when he couldn't possibly be even after ground radio told him of his error; (4) causing the flight to proceed on a generally north easterly direction, and causing the flight to sometimes change direction 180 degrees back and forth; and (5) refusing, despite repeated requests, to change Flight 19's radio frequency to the more audible emergency channel.
Sadly these were young men who trusted Taylor and lost their lives because of that trust.
In the world of nutrition I see parallel misconceptions...
1) Getting lost in the first place. Many of us are lost in a world of one size fits all diets that just don't work.
2)Mistakenly thinking he knew where he was when he didn't, Many of us think that we can figure out how to find health and weight loss for ourselves, then we realize that it is nearly impossible to make sense out of the contradictory information we hear and read.
and broadcasting that he didn't need help; Taylor thought he could do it on his own, many of us do the same, and end up failing, and blaming the diet not the dieter.
(3) mistakenly thinking he was in the Florida Keys when he couldn't possibly be, and even after ground radio told him of his error; I see this all the time on the forums, people ask a question get an answer that is is not what they want to hear and many times they can't accept the truth so they continue to decide on their own truth. I call this selective hearing.
(4) causing the flight to proceed on a generally north easterly direction, and causing the flight to waffle back and forth People who start in the right direction but then begin to veer off in another direction. Often losing site of what they were looking for in the first place.
(5) refusing, despite repeated requests, to change Flight 19's radio frequency to the more audible emergency channel.In spite of repeated signals from their bodies that their lifestyle is not working, they fail to change who they ask for help. Relying on faulty information.
When the truth challenges our belief systems it is never easy.
One of the things with the D'Adamo diets is that they do challenge many mainstream ideas about food and dieting.
How do you trust someone when everything you have believed about food is challenged?
It is difficult for some people to trust Dr. D'Adamo, letting go of years of following "one size fits all" advice requires trust. For me once I accepted that he knew what he was doing with my BT A Warrior body, I was able to embrace my foods and find peace of mind and health. I don't want any of you to get lost in the storm and go down because of lack trust like the young men of Flight 19 did. Trust is needed to practice this way of life, it is needed when one moves from the BTD to the GTD and then again when following an individual SWAMI.
I encourage you to put trust in Dr. D's work. I know you will not be disappointed.