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tolondontoparis
Friday, June 29, 2012, 9:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Yes, once you're healed, you should be able to eat a wider variety of foods without reactions. It may take a few years to get there though, and things may  get worse before they get better if your body goes into "detox" mode. DD1 has been on BTD for about 3 years, and SWAMI for nearly a year, and finally her skin is clear!

You definitely need to have probiotics daily, since you have a history of taking antibiotics. Even if you can't find 100% compliant probiotics, you're probably better off  taking them rather than skipping them.


Should I cut out every single grain for now? I just ate some rice, and feel guiltyyyyyy, but I just didn't feel full.
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I don't know about if you need to cut them all out.  I occasionally have quinoa, because I know rice doesn't like me.

A sweet potato can help you feel full, though, when I eat some sweet potato I don't need grains to feel full.  It also gets easier with time.


Type O+ blogger, secretor afterall. Gluten intolerant. With two gluten intolerant sons:  A+ Secretor 10 yo (also fructose intolerant and slightly egg allergic), and  O- 7yo.
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I'm the youngest of six, and although one sibling has had health trouble her whole life, I was probably the sickest before I discovered BTD.  I was the only one desperate enough to try anything like it, because if I was sicker than my older siblings even though I was up to 15 years younger than them, what was in my future?  I was the first (of many) in my family to be diagnosed with celiac disease.

Since then more of my siblings have developed health problems, and three of them have gone gluten free and/or paleo, with good results.  My sister with fibromyalgia basically cured it after 6 months gluten free (I was just a few tender points away from that diagnosis myself, before BTD).


Type O+ blogger, secretor afterall. Gluten intolerant. With two gluten intolerant sons:  A+ Secretor 10 yo (also fructose intolerant and slightly egg allergic), and  O- 7yo.
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I eat a sweet potato nearly every day, and I'm not an O!!! I just don't like rice very much. It tends to make me hungrier than ever! But I do love sweet potatoes, and they like me!! Someone that travels a lot said they baked up enough to last a week when they are out of town and eat them every day! They have access to refrigeration so it is no problem. I would definitely be having my share of sweet potatoes if I were an O!! Delish!!


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
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T, I'm in the same boat.  I have three younger brothers who are strong, energetic, and who can eat anything they want to.  I've always been behind the curve with regards to physical fitness.  I have the leaky gut and mold, dairy protein, gluten, and sulfite sensitivities, along with the anxiety and depression.

I started BTD in 2007.  It has been a slow process.  Don't expect to find one single thing that is to lynchpin to fixing everything.  Even after all almost 5 years, I'm still not where I should be, but I'm a lot better than I was.  Hang in there!  Do your research to see what you can do to help yourself (which is what I've done).  Get as far as you can on your own.  Maybe you won't need any outside help, or maybe you will, but if you can't afford it right now just do what you can do for yourself.

I had to drop back to part-time when I was in college.  If you are feeling overwhelmed, that's something to consider doing.  If you keep yourself constantly stressed out, you won't ever make any progress, no matter how well you are eating.
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You're probably a non-secretor.  It's a recessive trait, so your parents could carry the gene but not express it.   Do not feel pity for yourself.  This new understanding is an opportunity.
This would be an excellent resource for you:
http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/video-tutorials/

I'm the anomaly in my household as well.  I seem to be the only one with "white lines" on my fingerprints.  I mainly suffer from environmental and food allergies and some digestion problems.

You can't put diesel in a lawn mower and gasoline in a tractor trailer and expect them to run smoothly.
Stake your ground when it comes to food, so you can regain your health, and educate others as well as they can understand so they can reap benefits as well.
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WOW! You all are so wonderful! I'm sure one day I may even be able to eat a sweet without a reaction, but does that mean I ever will? Probably not. I mean the foods that cause us so many problems aren't good for us!
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Offer still stands to take a ride to University of Bridgeport to see the students--
Let someone else figure this out for you


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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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Offer still stands to take a ride to University of Bridgeport to see the students--
Let someone else figure this out for you


I would have to figure out the cost, and start saving up! And then schedule going to college earlier maybe? It's really more difficult than just going! I wish! I'm trying to get a food intolerance test from my dr, but she thinks I'm a hypochondriac so it will probably never happen. I'm literally afraid to eat ANYTHING, which then stresses me out more, it's an awful cycleeeee

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Would you like for us to look at the foods you are eating at this time and see if anything stands out that might be improved upon?  You could give us an idea of how you are eating and we could take it from there.

When money is tight, prohibiting many things that might be helpful, such as meeting with Dr. D and his interns, or taking supplements, it becomes more crucial than ever to fine-tune what you are eating.  That is the means you have to control and influence your health and healing.  



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First thing is to call them and get more information from University of Bridgeport. Allergy testing is really unnecessary and expensive.

better to have a breath hydrogen test for over growth--

You might get your doctor to write for a nutrition consult check with your insurance company they may pay a portion of it. Your Doc might do it just to get you off her back

But really you need to call and get more information from University of Bridgeport, they may have a student rate.


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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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Well before going on this diet, I used to react VERY strongly to both dairy and meat but when I eat it as a treat (only on occasion) I am okay so it's definitely possible you'll be able to eat those things again (within reason).

The GenoType diet is the only diet that has healed me of leaky gut/yeast over growth/eczema problems and who knows what else. Well, that and a compliant probiotic.  Works wonders.

Your skin is not ruining your life though, your reaction to it is. Sometimes it's hard to have a good attitude when junk happens to us but it's really in our hands whether something is going to break us or not so try not to get so discouraged. You're still young and the body has an amazing ability to heal itself when we start treating it right. Everything will be okay.
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tolondontoparis, I'm sorry to hear of your frustrating acne situation. I grew up feeling the same way....My sisters didn't have acne and neither did my own children but I had horrible acne from the time I was 11 until I figured out what was causing it...the wrong diet and I was in my 40s before I was able to find
the BTD.  My mother took me to all sorts of dermatologists when I was a young child but nothing topical changed my condition permanently.. Now, out of my 4 grandchildren, only my oldest granddaughter experienced the same thing I did with acne and by age 11, she too was walking around feeling horrible about herself.  There is hope...I just want you to know that, even if you don't have a lot of resources.  Just so you hear something hopeful, my granddaughter is now  15 1/2 and her skin is beautiful. It was a matter of eliminating the foods that were causing her hormones to be out of balance, adjusting her essential fatty acids and adding foods she was missing....biggest thing
was getting her gut balanced.... All through blood type/genotype
dieting.  No expensive supplements and nothing drastic changed that much in her diet...but enough changed to where she finally has a better self image after seeing her skin clearing up.

I want to wish you the best and let you know that you too can have clear skin on the right protocol....Our skin is our largest organ of elimination...If our guts are out of balance, for some, it shows up on the skin because there is just so much overload our bodies can handle.  

My parents had clear skin but I now remember one aunt on my mother's side who grew up with
acne because she had pitted skin as an adult...SO obviously, there is some kind of genetic pre-
disposition some of us have that sometimes doesn't show up in our immediate families.

{{{{{hugs}}}}}} I'm hoping at some point in the not so distant future that you too can have beautiful
skin!~  


"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
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tolondontoparis, I'm sorry to hear of your frustrating acne situation. I grew up feeling the same way....My sisters didn't have acne and neither did my own children but I had horrible acne from the time I was 11 until I figured out what was causing it...the wrong diet and I was in my 40s before I was able to find
the BTD.  My mother took me to all sorts of dermatologists when I was a young child but nothing topical changed my condition permanently.. Now, out of my 4 grandchildren, only my oldest granddaughter experienced the same thing I did with acne and by age 11, she too was walking around feeling horrible about herself.  There is hope...I just want you to know that, even if you don't have a lot of resources.  Just so you hear something hopeful, my granddaughter is now  15 1/2 and her skin is beautiful. It was a matter of eliminating the foods that were causing her hormones to be out of balance, adjusting her essential fatty acids and adding foods she was missing....biggest thing
was getting her gut balanced.... All through blood type/genotype
dieting.  No expensive supplements and nothing drastic changed that much in her diet...but enough changed to where she finally has a better self image after seeing her skin clearing up.

I want to wish you the best and let you know that you too can have clear skin on the right protocol....Our skin is our largest organ of elimination...If our guts are out of balance, for some, it shows up on the skin because there is just so much overload our bodies can handle.  

My parents had clear skin but I now remember one aunt on my mother's side who grew up with
acne because she had pitted skin as an adult...SO obviously, there is some kind of genetic pre-
disposition some of us have that sometimes doesn't show up in our immediate families.

{{{{{hugs}}}}}} I'm hoping at some point in the not so distant future that you too can have beautiful
skin!~  


Love you!
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My daughter has had an acne issue since about age 12, she has not been able to clear it up, but it isn't that noticeable AND, she has a wonderful boyfriend, graduated with honors (graphic design) is now on her way to becoming a very successful designer. Grown-up, mature individuals look at the person, not the skin condition.
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Your skin is not ruining your life though, your reaction to it is. Sometimes it's hard to have a good attitude when junk happens to us but it's really in our hands whether something is going to break us or not so try not to get so discouraged. You're still young and the body has an amazing ability to heal itself when we start treating it right. Everything will be okay.
I agree!!!!!


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Remember that what you DO eat is just as important as what you don't eat. It's important to get enough nutrition into your body, since your body needs nutrition to heal. Being "afraid to eat anything" isn't good either- neither the stress you're causing yourself, nor the possible lack of nutrition if you end up under-eating.

Some people do benefit from being grain-free for a while, but it's not necessary for everybody. There's no reason to feel guilty about eating some rice! Emphasize meats (including fish, poultry, and eggs) and veggies, but don't worry about adding in some rice or quinoa to feel full.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Remember that what you DO eat is just as important as what you don't eat. It's important to get enough nutrition into your body, since your body needs nutrition to heal. Being "afraid to eat anything" isn't good either- neither the stress you're causing yourself, nor the possible lack of nutrition if you end up under-eating.

Some people do benefit from being grain-free for a while, but it's not necessary for everybody. There's no reason to feel guilty about eating some rice! Emphasize meats (including fish, poultry, and eggs) and veggies, but don't worry about adding in some rice or quinoa to feel full.


Thank You! Why should I be affraid of rice!? I shouldnt! And I looked into the things I was eating recently, and I was making totally compliant gluten free rice pancakes, but then realizes there was CORN STARCH in the baking powder! Perhaps that is what caused my back to break out!

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Instead of baking powder, use 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) plus 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar in place of 1 teaspoon baking powder in a recipe.

I've re-written all my recipes with the right amounts of baking powder and cream of tartar so I don't have to calculate everything every time (I already have my favorite recipes typed up, and many shared on this website.)

I've also heard of people making their own baking powder, to use in recipes in the exact amounts called for. (1 teaspoon of this equals one teaspoon of baking powder called for in a recipe.) You simply mix together 2 parts baking soda, one part cream of tartar, and one part compliant starch (such as arroroot or tapioca, depending on what's OK for you personally.) You could mix up a small or a large batch, depending on how big a container you have available to store it in.

The point of adding the starch is just to make it "match up" with commercial baking powder to make it easier to use in recipes. It doesn't actually make it work any better.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Wow this thread got long fast,  I know you said that you've always had problems with you skin.  Fluorescent lights,  drain your B vits., also you lose your Bs with stress, so that would be another area I'd look into. The sun light is one I'd also follow.


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TLTP, try eating on the O non-secretor diet.  You have to eat anyway and switching the vegetables will not cost much more or much less.  Official Gluten Free food has corn, potato, corn starch, or potato starch - it is better to buy ingredient than packaged food.

With little money available there is still a lot that you can do.  Idiosyncratic tendencies like " water in plastic tastes funny" as well as acne make knowing you secretor status important to you.  You have a very independent attitude, which might mean Explorer or Gatherer (Hunter is the only other option for O's)

You should try eliminating most common grains - rice is usually a safe bet but quinoa can be better.  If you have time for baking some time during the week, there are flours that will better your health.  How much dairy do you consume?

Don't forget the good fats - olive oil and ghee (clarified butter).

Instead of buying medicines, supplements, and other things that are supplies, look at saving for one-time purchases that help turn your food into your medicine.  When the money permits, I would recommend, if you haven't already, purchasing a secretor test, Change Your Genetic Destiny, and especially if you are an Explorer Swami Express.

I won't deny that making these purchases takes a level of comitment, but they improve your eating optoins for the rest of your life.

If I had my Swami at the age of eighteen I could have reached my ideal weight at 21 instead of 26 ...   There is nothing in this world like being in your twenties and at the peak of health.

There are many unexpected benefits that you will find once your diet has improved.

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you now have the power to change the way you feel.

just do it and feel proud about your individuality.

try a secretor test to tweak your guidelines further and get to the very core


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Sorry for hijacking the thread,..Andrea, do u know any practitioners of the BTD in Australia who can do the testing etc done at Dr Ds clinics in the USA? Thanks.


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