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mhameline
Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I was going to suggest you replace your OJ with pineapple juice as well - your O body will love the change.  (Or at least it should)    Ever since I switched from OJ to pineapple juice it's been very easy to not have OJ.  Even though I used to eat oranges and drink OJ quite a bit it's been one of the easiest avoids for me to actually be good about avoiding.  Been over a year since I've had either.  Unfortunately I can't say the same for wheat, dairy or corn


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Quoted from mhameline
 Unfortunately I can't say the same for wheat, dairy or corn


You know the song Donkey sings in Shrek when he's made to sleep outside. "I'm so all alone" or something of that nature. Well, don't bother singin' it, cause you're not.  



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KimonoKat
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Welcome (again) to all the new members.

There are some great Testimonial stories in the Testimonial forum. Sometimes, it helps to keep us motivated on our own path to healing, by reading some of those stories.  

If anyone has a testimonial, please add it to the testimonial forum.


Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
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IsisDC
Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 4:25pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi, I am new to the forums as well.

I have found a great sub for orange juice to be a mixture of carrot and apple in the the juicer with the juice of a lime to give it an extra zing.

But, I still buy orange juice for the kids.

I think the hardest part of the diet is serving food to the family members who are not on the same diet.
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Hosana!  We've got a bumper crop of newbies!

To John, Phyllis, Doc, PattiB, and IsisDC, I just want to say:

W E L C O M E ! ! !

Our ranks are swelling, yay!!!


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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IsisDC
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Well, thank you Peps! In fact I was in a situation where I was asked out to dinner after an event by a group of people.

The resturant we were at was very meat intensive.

So, I just looked over the menu and found a PB&J sandwich on the kid's menu.

Well, this meat eating group I was with looked at me sort of odd so I simply explained I was a "vegetarian".  

The woman sitting next to me then said: " OH, I am a blood type O and I need my meat". She then went into how it has helped her health and some heath issues she has been struggling with.

I was so overjoyed to meet my first other BTDieter!

And then everyone else at the table started talking about being a blood O and how the diet has helped them! (wow a whole table of BTD'ers!)

The word is really getting around!
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Quoted from IsisDC
Well, thank you Peps! In fact I was in a situation where I was asked out to dinner after an event by a group of people.

The resturant we were at was very meat intensive.

So, I just looked over the menu and found a PB&J sandwich on the kid's menu.

Well, this meat eating group I was with looked at me sort of odd so I simply explained I was a "vegetarian".  

The woman sitting next to me then said: " OH, I am a blood type O and I need my meat". She then went into how it has helped her health and some heath issues she has been struggling with.

I was so overjoyed to meet my first other BTDieter!

And then everyone else at the table started talking about being a blood O and how the diet has helped them! (wow a whole table of BTD'ers!)

The word is really getting around!


That's fantastic!  You have a ready made, real life support group for you new way of living! Kudos to you!


Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
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mhameline
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IsisDC - that's so cool that you were at a table of BTDers - I think that is very rare to find.  But it would make things a ton easier in terms of eating and knowing why someone ate a certain way if everyone just ate this way.  I always hate having to explain why I eat the way I do - I think that's part of why I stray away from the BTD when I'm eating with other people.  


Blessings,
Missy

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Pursuing domestic infant adoption.
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IsisDC
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KK and mameline- Yes it was an odd find! And I really wasn't going to bring it up, but hey there is was!

Another instance was when I went out to eat with a fellow vegetarian whom I hadn't seen for a while. Her health was not doing well and she had confessed to me that she had started eating steak again and was feeling a lot better.

I asked her what her blood type was, she perked up, smiled and looked straight at me and said: "I'm an O and yes, I know I really have to start eating meat again".

I think the concept is really getting out to the mainstream.
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Wow, how are you meeting these people?  I almost never meet people who are on the BTD!!!

I met a Type A on the BTD at the HFS once and we were falling all over each other, we were so thrilled to meet a fellow BTDer!  We stood there blocking the aisle and talking about the diet for a solid 10 or 15 minutes!  Came away feeling:  thank GOD I'm not an A *lol*!  How they live on air and sprouts is beyond me, and I really dodged a bullet because my mom is Type A, my Dad was apparently Type B, so I could have been ANYTHING, I feel like I hit the jackpot by lucking into O-dom, whew!!!  Pass the steak and tomatoes and keep 'em coming, people!


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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IsisDC
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Peps- I get around a lot. But, I guess as this theory gets around even if people are not following it to the letter, they are at least aware of it and understand it, that in it's self is supportive.

And don't feel bad for us A's, we are gifted with "Gia's Diet".

Everything we consume is fresh, beautiful and alive from our great planet.
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...don't feel bad for us A's, we are gifted with "Gia's Diet".   Everything we consume is fresh, beautiful and alive from our great planet.

Well, us O nons have a very chi-intensive diet, too!  Lots and lots of veggies, fruits, fresh meats and seeds.  Most people don't realize that even the O diet has vegetables at the "foundation" of the pyramid, when you think about what we should really be eating the most of, quantity-wise and proportion-of-our-diet-wise.  That said, protein is at the foundation in another way, as in, us O nons fall apart without it.  It isn't the quantity we need when it comes to protein, it is the quality, and the BTD is all about quality.  I guess the BTD is too advanced and multi-faceted to be adequately represented by a pyramid model/diagram.  Perhaps more of a mobius strip or something...uh oh, gotta go, later, gators!


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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IsisDC
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I was out covering another event tonight and ended up going out for a drink with one of the speakers. He was complaing about his high blood pressure.

I asked him what blood type he was.


His answer: "I'm and O, yeah I know I need my meats and proteins"

I'm tellin ya, I think BTD has gone mainstream!!!
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Hi all newbies! Wow!!
IsisDC you tell us that BTD has gone mainstream!!! You meet the right people right away!! Impressed..

Here in Holland I am trying to get BTD mainstream, have some great successes and disappointments as well.. But, I never stop telling about BTD when people want to know.

In my practice I only have positive results with my patients...  

Yesterday I had some patients in the Colon Cleanse Center in Amsterdam!!!
This combi works miracles!! Detoxing and better absorption in the intestines is the immediate result!!
Had a type O coming back for her 3rd cleanse and she had lost centimeters in her waist and her skin was soo calm and not reddish and puffy anymore.
She spreads the BTD gospel among her co-workers!!  

Anyway guys, a warm welcome from a rainy Holland..

Cocky
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There are many people looking for alternatives to their drug-pushing MDs because they realize that the drugs are not really making them better.
The more compliantly you eat (outside of your house), the more you'll find other people who either recognize or question why....  Healthy eating is definitely catching on.


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I think the fact that the book LRFYT was in many stores everywhere for a while a year or so ago.

Cosco, Walmart, Target and other discount stores were carrying the book at some very good prices and it was available to the masses.

I think a lot of people have become at least aware of the diet and have sort of an idea of how it works even if they are not following it as closely as some of us are.

And ABJoe, you are so right, I think many people are turning to it as they have found the "one size fits all" dieting and is not working for them and their health issues.
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Hi All, I am new too.  I like reading the posts.  I am a sucker for potato chips, all cheese, and any carb.  This is bad news for the O type that I am.  Any adjustment suggestions?  I also live in an area whereby finding any food that is not sold at Walmart is difficult.  I have almost no time to cook, so I find myself eating pizza and chips too often.  A little background:  I am a 26 yr old female.  I have no idea what my secretor status is, but I do love salt (there is a poll in another thread).  I just had my yearly physical and have high triglycerides, low neutrophils, high Eos and ablsolute Eos.  (I do not know what all that means).   Any advise or suggestion would be appreciated.  I know I need to make a change, but I also know it will be very difficult.  It is easy to slip back into old habits when time is not on your side.  
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frydaze,
welcome!)
get acquainted with the forum and all features
of this website.
If you go to the top of the page and click on member centre (on the top right hand side of this page) and get yourself a nice avatar (located on the left) then we can all see what blood type you are and you won't have to type it each time you post.
-if you want to add information below your avatar setting, such as Rh +/-, by going to the Profile Information section in the Member Center and typing in the Personal Message box.  You can also create a Signature of any other information you want to share that will go at the bottom of every message you post.
-You can also create a Signature of any other information you want to share that will go at the bottom of every message you post.
.


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Hello Frydaze, I don't know what Eos is but I know about high Triglycerides. In an B or an O they are usually the result of:eating to many refined carbohyrates like pizza(wheat) and chips(white potatoes usally fried in corn oil), a sweet tooth(corn syrup and wheat), to much fat around the waistline, lack of exercise, alcohol especially beer. Following  the diet paying carefull attention to the avoids and exercising should start to clear that up. High triglycerides can be an early warning sign of type II diabetes also. About cooking time, cook large amounts on the weekend and warm them up. You will also be surprised that cooking can take less time than eating out if you count driving time.
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think PROTEIN instead of carbs and try substituting whenever possible.
being conscient about avoids is already a huge step forward!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Quoted from frydaze
Hi All, I am new too.  I like reading the posts.  I am a sucker for potato chips, all cheese, and any carb.  This is bad news for the O type that I am.  Any adjustment suggestions?  I also live in an area whereby finding any food that is not sold at Walmart is difficult.  I have almost no time to cook, so I find myself eating pizza and chips too often.  A little background:  I am a 26 yr old female.  I have no idea what my secretor status is, but I do love salt (there is a poll in another thread).  I just had my yearly physical and have high triglycerides, low neutrophils, high Eos and ablsolute Eos.  (I do not know what all that means).   Any advise or suggestion would be appreciated.  I know I need to make a change, but I also know it will be very difficult.  It is easy to slip back into old habits when time is not on your side.  



Hi frydaze,

Browse around the site and become familiar with all the features here.  If you look at the top right of the page, you will see a link called "member center."  If you click on that link, it will take you to a page where you can pick an appropriate avatar, to represent your Blood Type Shield.  This comes in handy when others are trying to help you answer questions.  Also on that link you can create a special message under your shield, and a personal signature that will appear in all your posts.

First off, you do need to get off wheat and corn.  For a Type O, these two are one of the WORST things you can put into your body.  Have you stopped by the Candida threads or taken the Candida Spit Test?  I've found that when individuals can't help eating wheat often the craving is candida based.

With any new program there are challenges.  But if you can find the time to prepare food in advance (like making your breakfast and lunch during dinner time the night before) that can be half the battle.

Keep walnuts and pumpkin seeds in your car or work desk/area to snack on.   Even beef jerkey that has a few avoids can be something that helps you avoid the bigger avoid problems.

Learn to love vegetables.  They should be a big staple in your diet.  I eat a 12 oz package of fresh/raw baby broccoli from Trader Joes daily.

Keep trying to make progress, even if it's baby steps.  In time, you will see your progress and will not want to go back to the way you "used" to feel.

Again, welcome to the fourms!





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Hi Frydaze!

Welcome to forums.

If you don't/can't cook, following the diet is more difficult. In any case you will need to work at it.   Your issues are typical of O's who don't eat right. Eating right and getting enough of the right excercise will go a long way for a long time. You are lucky to be so young!

The place to start may actually be working on your schedule so that you have more time to take care of yourself. Or find a wealthy 97 year old to make you his sole heir....lol.

What area do you live in? Will your resturant make things 'to order'? If the Wal-Mart is the kind with a regular grocery, they will have plenty of food options for you.
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Thank you everyone for the great tips and encouragement!  As gulfcoastguy mentioned, I am a sucker for alcohol as well.  I have cut down on that a lot recently though.  I also love coffee and cream.  I think that will be one of my greater challenges.  I made a delicious scallop dish last night with plenty of olive oil, green peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and brown and wild rice.  I was still hungry when I was finishing up.  I think remaining hungry may be somethinig difficult for me to get used to.  I rarely fill up (even after eating a big steak) unless I eat a few rolls.  I work many hours per week, but I am working towards cutting back and concentrating on eating well and walking.  I figured that there is no point in working so many hours if I am killing myself at it.  Thanks again everyone.  I am looking forward to growing.  It is a new and somewhat exciting (although daunting) challenge for me
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I used to be the way you described. I was hungry all the time. I think that you will find that once you get compliant on the BTD and your body adjust to it that you will not be hungry like that anymore. I eat all I want of the right foods at meals and then usually can go for many hours before I get hungry again.

I think eating a high protein breakfast is an important part of the process to achieve this.


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Thank you everyone for the great tips and encouragement!  As gulfcoastguy mentioned, I am a sucker for alcohol as well.  I have cut down on that a lot recently though.  I also love coffee and cream.  I think that will be one of my greater challenges.  I made a delicious scallop dish last night with plenty of olive oil, green peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and brown and wild rice.  I was still hungry when I was finishing up.  I think remaining hungry may be somethinig difficult for me to get used to.  I rarely fill up (even after eating a big steak) unless I eat a few rolls.  I work many hours per week, but I am working towards cutting back and concentrating on eating well and walking.  I figured that there is no point in working so many hours if I am killing myself at it.  Thanks again everyone.  I am looking forward to growing.  It is a new and somewhat exciting (although daunting) challenge for me


Hey welcome to BTD. I have found that when I am hungry I also drink lots of water. Sometimes we mistake thirst for hunger.

Good luck you will start to feel better soon!  

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