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typebdiet
Saturday, September 10, 2005, 1:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi. I'm new to the diet, and am curious about what made some of you start the BTD.  What are some of the benefits that you've found?

I decided to start it because I read that women who are Type B who get chronic urinary tract infections have a problem with lacking a blood type antigen (or something like that), which allows bacteria to stick to the bladder walls.  This led me to recognize the scientific basis of the diet.  I have only started it over the past month (not always compliant, though!), but notice that when I stick to it, I have more energy. I haven't yet determined if it will reduce the frequency of UTI's, although I've noticed some of the other threads indicate that it can help.

How do you respond to people who think the BTD is flaky or a fad or unscientific? Are there times when you doubt whether you should follow the diet?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Gail

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I've always been interested in nutrition and health.  The BTD concept fascinated me, but when I read through the BTD encyclopedia and saw the relationships of blood type to illnesses I realized that it was only sensible for there to be a food relationship as well.  I'd always wondered why, during the flu, typhoid, or smallpox epidemics, did some people go unaffected even while aiding the ill, some died, some developed a mild case, and some never close to affected people still got the disease.  The BTD connected and answered the questions in a reasonable manner as no other explanation had done.  So, it was like an "if this, then that" logical reasoning that led me to try and stick with the BT Diet philosophy.  

I know it's making a difference in my life and I tell people nearly every day about this diet and give them whatever info they want.  Several people are now trying it to see for themselves what a difference it will make for them.


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I started because my gas issues were out of control.  Much better now.
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Gail,
all I can say is, don t even bother with those who  think the BTD is flaky or a fad or unscientific! )

If it works for you, then it must be right, right?

so.....''walk on walk on with hope in your heart.......''

you won t walk alone, being here with us! )
welcome!

turn to 'site map' it s an index of this whole site.....lots of reading for you to catch up to.....enjoy!


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I heard it would improve my sex life.  
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vicki,
we will need a full detailed report on that issue!!!! lol


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Come on Vicki you can't leave us in suspense like that.

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I had often been frustrated by an inability to lose those last 10-15 lbs, mostly around the middle. I mentioned it to my naturopath and he suggested this diet. He said that it was the only diet he knew that everyone of his patients had lost weight on. Now that I have tried it, the mid-section has shrunk, flatulence has disappeared, and I consume fewer calories in a day, yet do not feel hungry, and have more energy. Oh yes, I am also sleeping better as well.

Like jul, I also had gas issues, I bet it was the reduction in wheat intake that resolved it.



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I have had digestive issues and IBS for a long time.
Nuts give me constipation and beans give me diarreha, gas and bloating.
Wheat and dairy make me very tired.
So I try to stick with beneficial Meat, fish fruits and vegetables, as an O nonnie should...
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I started because I used to fall asleep 20 minutes after dinner every night (puts a big strain on a marriage) and all my hair fell out within a matter of weeks and I'm trying to see if it would regrow....slowly but surely it's starting to...Not that i really want it to though. My grilfriend said she would leave me if it did


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Because I kept getting fatter every time I tried the so called healthy diet of low fat- lots of chicken, pasta and..... diet. It simply didn´t work for me and I kept getting ear infections.
I really didn´t start first: my O kid started first - all the time she ate a natural O diet if I let her - Once the milk and wheat went away no more constipation and ezema for her!!! It made me curieous since I was delighted to find out I was a B - because I felt B like.
I am still overweight- but I have lost weight, my bloodpressure is perfect I havn´t had a single earinfection since I started (more than 6 years)and my allergy is almost gone.

My O daughter has this week proven that the O diet is the best :
Normally she doesn´t do O diet 100% - but the last 7 days she has( no grains- no sugar ) due to I am doing a combo of B and atkins(I´ll tell you more later) She HAS been doing more exercise than normal BUT she has lost 4 pounds!!! all her babyfat on her belly and her "breastfeeding" cheeks has gone- I looked at her this morning and she looked like a beutiful slim teen - Normally I would say she slender but kicking the last grains out made the difference!!!


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Because I felt sick and exhausted every day and my health was getting worse - slowly getting better and better...

And this diet added to what I had figured out for myself and has added a lot of missing pieces!


8 feb 2008:Weight Loss on GTD so far (without trying): 4 kilos (about 8 lbs - half a stone)
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Dear Gail,
I am a daughter of an oncologist so  I grew up interested in health and nutrition sciences. I suspected to be celiac and I was denied attention on this issue (wheat and gluten intolerance) and severe low stomac acidity.
All what I have read on Cortisol and other hormonal problems, as for digestion and allergies, mucus and recurrents colds, otitis, sinusitis it's well backed with scientific evidence (Physician papers and magazines reporting their research and studies) and and in my case all clinical tests show as following Dr D and BTD it's right.
Have I enough reasons to be compliant as I can or not ?
Wishing  you all the best this is what I say to my friends or relatives!

Maria Giovanna


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Thanks for all of your input and thoughts.  They are really helpful.

Gail
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Vicki.... wavies to U... .......all such hopeless tries... if I had a box just for
whishes....

are you NT...in Keirsey's if...so may be no wonder... again....



and now my reply why I re-belotte begun BTD in its form from Peters'
have had lotsa intestinal problems...seems to be celiac...... perhaps my psyche was onto
for emigration    
yes thats it.. I was in  a severe deep depression on 99 =called burnout...wow heavy....
and then I found the lifesaving book from LR4YT...Peter thanks again

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Thank you Peter and James.    

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Ever since I graduated from High School, I have been interested in Health and Nutrition, I have had acne since I was a teenager and wanted to get rid of it naturally, I tried many diets, but none seemed to "work", I came across the BTD shortly after I married my husband and it just made so much sense. It confirmed alot of suspicions that I had over the years such as beef was good for me. I had tried vegetarianism for 6 months and during that time, I had no energy and I got really constipated and my hair started falling out. Even when I gave up vegetarianism I still avoided meat as often as possible, because it was "bad" for you, but when I ate a hamburger I would have a bowel movement the next day after being consipated for days eating only vegtables.

I still like to read other health books, but I always come back to the BTD because it works!!
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I've always been interested in health and nutrition as well.  My mom asked if I'd read BTD.  I picked up a copy of it and found that my natural inclinations (I HATE tomato sauce with a passion and stopped eating red meat two years ago just because I couldn't stand it anymore and have always disliked milk, yet love plain yogurt...) were contained within the A diet.  

I started reading more about my beneficials (I can HAVE coffee!) and my neutrals (I can HAVE a piece of chocolate now and again?!!) and realized that this is how I was naturally eating most of the time.  By eliminating my avoids, I have eliminated horrible gas and stomach pains (and man, do they come back with a vengenance with I eat them...)  

I think of diet like I do religion...people know I am spiritual, but I don't go around trying to convince people that they must think like I do...people know that health and nutrition is an interest of mine, but I have no need to defend what I choose to eat to anyone.
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I found LR4YT and ER4YT as suggested reading on my new homeopathic Dr.s web page. It has taken me a while to trust that this way of eating is the one that will finally work for me. I usually jump in with both feet at any hope of weight loss especially if it is suppose to be healthy. But after a lifetime of disappointments I am slower to accept such great promises. I am about 30 lbs overweight.

What is fascinating to me is that I find I am in some kind of denial about my health. I thought I was pretty healthy, that is what my Dr told me.   I have come to accept chronic constipation, achy body, permanently stuffy nose, and frequent colds and flu as normal. Now I wonder why.    I guess it is because I tried everything I could think of and nothing worked.

I have only followed the BTD for about a month and have not been really compliant. But I feel so much better already (and I've lost 5 lbs   ). I am trying to at least not eat wheat. The more I read what it has done for people the more compliant I get. It is like my brain is slowly clearing up.  
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Moomers,

it only gets better!!!......
glad you re having good results........just imagine being more compliant!!
congratulations on your weight loss.)


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I started on BTD to loose weight. I have done that , but have also improved general health as well as 100% eliminating acidic stomach and reflux - that was an added bonus.
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Thanks Moomers for your thoughts.  I also have similar symptoms, and would like to lose 20 lbs. I also get frequent UTI's and migraines.  I am hoping that this diet will help, and that weight loss would be a nice additional benefit!  

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Hi Gail, I started ER4YT on September 4th, after being approached by a friend who

told me she stated eating right for her blood type and she was feeling great since

starting.  She is very fit and looked to me to be eating fine, however she wasn't.  At

the time she told me I had only been back in the county for 3 weeks...I was in

Africa.  When I returned from Africa I had a desire to live a more healthy lifestyle

which would include eating right and exercising.  I felt bloated and fat, and always

tired.  I started by doing the Warriors Diet which I didn't know that's what I was doing

until I read it on the message board last night.  I ate lots of fruit allday from morning

until mid-afternoon and then at night I would eat a full course dinner.  Dinner

consisted of me alternating chicken or fish and a veg and starch usually 2 slices of

wheat bread.  I also began to jog daily which I absolutely hated (I love it now...I'm up

to 2-3 miles a day).  I now understand that eating that way wasn't necessarily right for

me because "B" stands for balance and that really wasn't a balanced diet.

When my friend told me about BTD I immediately went to the bookstore and

skimmed throw ER4YBT (couldn't afford to buy it right then) and purchased the cook

book and the B supplement book.  I was serious about making a lifestyle change.  I

was shocked to read all the avoids that I should not be eating but was.  Since starting

the diet I haven't eaten any avoids, I have only eaten from the beneficial and neutral

columns and I feel great.  I weighed myself today and so far have lost 4 pounds.  I

love BTD and I'll continue it for life.

Wanda
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