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Possum
Monday, March 8, 2010, 12:56am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Good point Sheri - Do you reckon too, that not eating & yet still taking... "more trips to the bathroom than I care to count", could be contributing to some detoxing??!!
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I just wanted to point out that you could be Type B, too.  If one parent is Ao and one parent is Bo, then they can produce Type O, Type A and Type B children.

Also - AB!  


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And yet, Sheri....When I drink huge amounts of pineapple juice (bromelain?), the swelling goes down as well.  And my skin looks overall less puffy.

Possum, it clears up any time I have a fever, not just when I've got the runs.  Every time I get mastitis it clears up too.


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There's something I want to talk about.  This has baffled me for a while.

When I'm sick, my skin clears up and looks GREAT.  We've just gotten over a stomach virus (and now everybody has coughs again) and my skin is wonderful!  Non-inflamed.  

The question is WHY.

Is it because I'm hardly eating anything?

Or is it because my temperature actually comes up to normal?

When I run any kind of fever, my skin clears up.  Makes me wonder if the underactive thyroid (low body temp) lets something grow and then a fever, even slight, will burn it off.

So I'm very tired and I've taken more trips to the bathroom than I care to count, but at least my skin looks nice.

How do I make myself run a fever?  How can I get it to go up a little more?

I wonder if this could be caused by the body not being able to detox and fight the bug at the same time.   With the lack of eating and "bathroom symptoms", the body cleans the toxins out of the blood stream that have been removed from the body.
Once the bug is defeated, the body goes back to the detox to continue with the cleaning process.  The acne could be the skin helping get the toxins out when the body is removing them from "storage places"...

Just something I have noticed about me...          


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I have had hormonal acne for 10 years or better, I have done different creams and cleanser and see a skin specialist. I have been on antibiotics for a recent uti right at the start of this new eating plan. I have also been taking spirnolactone for the last several years. It blocks the male acne causing hormone. You can get it from a regular doctor as well. To be completely honest. After everything I have done for acne this is the best my face has looked in years. I was on an antibiotic for 2 weeks and then started the O diet and I am still taking the meds but no acne at all. I went from 10 zits a month in the same week with no meds to one or two with meds and now with the O diet none! I believe this is the key to a lot of health issues. A newbie here but I am sold!


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That is so great us2...Welcome!! Especially good, if you take Sheri's tried & true adaptation too (if you need to)
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Great to hear!  and yes, I  DO believe the  O diet works for us on may levels.....  but  do you notice that the O diet has NO wheat and really very small amounts of high glycemic foods?
It does allow for fruit...  mangos and bananas and dates for me on Swami.....   I eat them in  only very small amounts.... and watch the skin.. if I start to see  zits, then I cut back...
I noticed the same on rice... I started eating more rice and the zit started to appear.. so I cut back....

I think , and Dr. Perricone outlines this  in his book,  that you  MAY eat  foods that raise the glycemic load, but just in very small amounts  and  best with protein.  I myself do not like to food combine, so I don't eat my fruit with protein.  

I actually started the BTD  years ago  for the very purpose of clearing up my acne.. that was my whole reason... and it   has done a marvelous job!!  The Dr. Perricone book only helped explain why I  had the acne in a very logical way.  Acne is inflammation , as is arthritis... and I find that when I  start on  table sugar, OR fruit, OR agave OR wheat and rice and potatoes....  ZITSSS and  achey joints.....   my body is super clearly telling me  what works and what doesn't!!
ok .. off of my soap box...   It is SUPER difficult not to eat some sweet foods sometimes...   molasses ,  honey,  sugar, agave.... all of these  are addicting .... and even the "high " from some fruit... it is HARD.. and believe me,   I eat these things!!!   but I know my body and start to see where my limits are.. when I  see a zit or two, I back off.....  but I LOVE sweet things!!!!  and they make me high and happy   but the zits make me crazy.. so I  watch  and limit...  and most days I have  beautifully clear skin.. FINALLY.. I know the  key!!!
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And now....as my little fever goes away and my body temperature returns to just over 97, out pop the little twinkly stars.


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Judygirl: You mention that the contours of your face improved with the BTD. Can you be more specific? The reason I ask is because I have volume-loss under my eyes and I was just wondering if that is the contours you were referring to. It sure would be great to have the contours in my face filled out. I almost tried restalyne for under my eyes but the doctor was going to make me sign a waiver basically saying if I go blind, they are not held accountable. Too risky for this gal! Apparently, there is a big vein right underneath the eye. I wish there was something safe I could do... I guess it's just genetic because my Dad has the same type of thing. It's not so bad except when my eyes get puffy underneath... then you really notice it. I'll post a picture of my face on the photo thread and show you all what I'm talking about. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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i just wanted to add to what some else on here said about us all being indiviual. i scrubed, peeled and toned my face for years and had zits all the time! then some funny islraly at the mall insisted i needed moisteriser. i said no way! any time i put anything on my face it broke out. but he had a deal on a facel peel and price drop with a moisteriser and i said why not i'll give it a go. instant improvment! a few small ones every once in a while but mostly clear, and that was before the bt diet. i still scrub but i do it with natural olive leaf powder with jojoba oil in it a couple of times a week. the rest of the time i use a normal face wash and day moisteriser. who would have thought that OIL would clear my skin?


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But I have heard that hypothyroid can allow bacterias to grow, just not sure why....I wonder if it is the fever or the lack of eating?  Wish I was more helpful...
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Thank you, Andrea.  Rob believes body temperature is at the base of a good many of my chronic issues.  I can take the max dosage of a natural thyroid supplement and feel better, but the body temp stays the same.     I had an ND once tell me I needed to spend some time in a dry sauna.  I never did.   I should have.


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I had an ND once tell me I needed to spend some time in a dry sauna.  I never did.   I should have.

Create your own sauna with an electric heater in a small room...


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or you could make a sweat lodge.   indians used to do it all the time. course they had tents made of tanned hides but i am sure some oiled canvas would work too. make a tepee with it and build a big fire... ok too much but i have seen some exersise outfits made of vynal made to make you sweat more when you work out.


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BD, my husband has dreamed about making me one out of cedar.  We'll see.  He's .... quite a dreamer.

Somebody just gave us an electric heater.  I think I will try it.  This fever is coming and going, and I might be able to sweat something out if I heat up the bathroom and just sit in it for an hour or so.


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I was first on "Eat Right for Your Blood Type" which said pinto beans were good for me. i just don't understand how it changes so drastically from the GenoType diet. Now pinto beans should be avoided. Can anyone help with this. Kinda makes me mad because I was following the first one first.


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You can help the other members of the forum help you by choosing a blood type shield to display beneath your name.

how to
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/

Welcome!
displaying messages under the avatar:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/#num1


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ER doesn t have the secretor status
if BTD following your ER book is working, why would you want to change to GTD?

have you ever thought of finding out your secretor status?

what GT are your would knowing your secretor status change that in any way, according to the tables in the back of your GTD book?


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hope this helps answer your question

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What is the determinant for 'typing' foods?
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/#num13
Here is a basic flowchart of the food selection and physiologic quantifiers that were used in the GTD food selection algorithms. Most of the software was/is of my own construction.

http://www.dadamo.com/GenoType/7GTDflowchart.jpg


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Dairy makes my skin bad I am pretty sure of that, and probably sugar too.

I for awhile had a lot of spots on my legs, just red spots all over, embarrassing. A doctor gave me steroid cream that did nothing. I still have regular acne on my thighs. My face always seems to have something on it.

I have no idea how to clear it up. My intestines? Buh I think they are inflamed no matter what I do. It seems like bloating is unavoidable.
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Acne is the bane of my existence.  2 of my handsome sons had it severely enough for pretty bad scarring, one is type B, one type O, and I had some scarring as a teen.  I still think it effects our confidence levels, or the lack there of.  Anyway, one of my sons, the O, follows an allergy diet, avoiding stuff he reacted to.  He is resistant to the btd info, his girlfriend is a pretty strict vegetarian except for maybe some chicken.  They both live away from me, are in their 20s.  But I feel like I have spent years trying to read and figure it out.  I think it has something to do with the liver, the gall bladder, and possibly copper/zinc imbalance.  I think probiotics help, vitamin C might help.  I do think following a swami helps.  Mine was pretty clear when I avoided animal products,but I was pretty weak on that regime....but my pores looked good.....oh and yes our intestines also are part of the equation, and maybe the adrenals???Nice to bump this thread up for more replies....
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Hello!
I'm 18 and I have acne.
Since I am on O-diet my skin is getting better.
Sometimes I have problems with digestion...and next day I have break outs. I try to figure out because of what I have such problems.

I hope this diet helps to improve my skin)

Sorry for my English.


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Hello!
I'm 18 and I have acne.
Since I am on O-diet my skin is getting better.
Sometimes I have problems with digestion...and next day I have break outs. I try to figure out because of what I have such problems.

I hope this diet helps to improve my skin)

Sorry for my English.


Eat compliantly and keep the sugar low eating less carbs with protein, you may also find the odd trigger foods like milk, or sunflower oil. keeps notes and take the offending food out of your diet completely for a week, then reintroduce to see if it happens again. good luck



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Quoted from Smetana
Hello!
I'm 18 and I have acne.
Since I am on O-diet my skin is getting better.
Sometimes I have problems with digestion...and next day I have break outs. I try to figure out because of what I have such problems.

I hope this diet helps to improve my skin)

Sorry for my English.


Wow me to.

Mine was so sensitive when I was not following blood type diet.
When I sleep facing the bed I usually have new acne the next morning. But now even when I sleep with my face over the fellow or bed nothing happens, But I tried sleeping with my back anyway because my older version of sleeping pushes the germs ,bacterias and dirt towards your skin.

Know my skin is glowing.  


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