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Lisalea, one way you can think about things "all of a sudden" bothering you is this..........picture a cup, a drop at a time, it takes a long time to fill up. But then one day, it does indeed and then the cup runneth over. I liken that to how our bodies react to avoids or in this case to grain intolerance. It may have taken many years to get this way, but now we have problems, our cups runneth over, they say "enough, I can't take anymore" and start causing symptoms. It's easy to understand (for me anyway) if you think about it like that. When we add that last avoid (or last drip of water), the problems start. Hope that helps a bit. I can't tell you how many people have said to me "but I've never had problems w/ _____ before". I give them the ol' cup runneth over scenario. Also as Victoria pointed out, knowing your secretor status will help you immensely. You can also be tested for gluten intolerance/celiac.
Thank-u cara ... but my doctor didn't think that was necessary !!!!! grrrrrr and he was a gastroenterologist !!! They r just NOT aware of such digestive disorders/ problems I'm sorry to say ... I prefer naturopaths (with reason), they try to get to the bottom of the problems before it becomes a DISorder.
U're right though ... the straw that broke the camel's back is pretty much the same theory for me
I guess when we're younger we can handle ALOT more guck and as I've always heard from my elders ... in the forties all the booboos start to come to the forefront hence all the health problems start !!! Aging has it's positive sides but this isn't one of them
even spelt and oatmeal r NOT gluten free I beleive and they're supposed to be beneficial for me ...
Lisalea, these would only be beneficial for you if you were a secretor and if you had no other health issues. (as you prob know, some foods change status in the Health Series books). Of course you know if you have grain or gluten intolerances, well, bad news on that front. Hopefully that is not the issue.
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BTD is a guideline but if we have a specific intolerance/problem that throws off the theory somewhat in the sence that we r all individuals ... and rightly so ... with different needs and what works in general is NOT necessarily what will work for every single person on earth ... sigh
oh if I could only get my daughter to understand this!! you said it so well. she just argues that not all O's can eat the same. No kidding, if she'd just open the book and read it.
I think you're getting the picture, LisaLea. Individuality is what this lifestyle is all about. BTD is not another one of those fantasy "One Size Fits All" diets. The fact that people have so many variations in their health needs, places the responsibility on ourselves when it comes to making the decisions.
You don't necessarily need to have Celiac disease in order to be gluten intolerant. I am not Celiac, by the way, but am gluten intolerant just the same. You can find out by trying to completely cut it out for a while and see how you feel. However, I must warn you that if you cut out gluten, but happen to be a non-secretor, and if you continue to eat sugar and coffee, you won't get an accurate result on your self-test. You may be reacting to avoids that you are eating without knowing it.
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. ~Mary Jean Irion
Thank-u cara... but my doctor didn't think that was necessary !!!!! grrrrrr...and he was a gastroenterologist !!!
Please at least keep the gluten/grain intolerance in mind if your symptoms don't clear up. Maybe you'll find a dr who will be willing to test for them in the future if you are still having problems. Doesn't surprise me the dr didn't want to test. Goodness if he figured out your problem that quickly, he couldn't keep you coming back, now could he. Sorry, just don't have a whole lot of faith in their honesty. I know some are not educated, well prob most, re: nutrition, but in my mind, I still think they'd keep ya in the dark just to make another buck off ya. One reason I dumped the new MD/NP after the 1st visit (refused to test T3&T4 for thyroid) and one reason I keep the old MD (he'll run pretty much any test I ask).
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Thanks everybody ... I've realized that if I want to stay healthy as long as possible, I NEED to take matters into our own hands !! This means exercising and eating healthy ... BTD seems so reasonable to me and I shall continue to eat in this manner 'cause the more I learn about it ... the more I become fascinated; ESPECIALLY by the results that the people seem to be obtaining following their blood types !! It's so promising
I would just love to find the strength to be TOTALLY 100% compliant !! hehehe