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ABnegative
Sunday, December 30, 2012, 3:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi, I'm new to the blood type diet (BTD) and have a lot of questions. I know it's only my second week, but I'm wondering when I might expect to see positive results. Since I have started, my caloric intake has not gone up; in fact, the only difference is that I've eliminated "bad" foods and beverages and substituted them with healthy ones of equal caloric and nutritive value. During the first three days, when I had eliminated most but not all "bad" foods for AB blood, I had improved energy and a weight loss of three pounds--I was shocked. Now that I've eliminated everything "bad," I'm experiencing extreme fatigue, muscles soreness, and about five pounds of what I hope is only water retention. Is this a normal part of the process and, if so, approximately when can I expect a change for the better? I know I feel terrible now
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It could be "detox" and should clear up on its own in another few days.

Of course, it's also possible that you've picked up some kind of a  virus, and if you're female the bloating could be premenstrual. Not EVERYTHING is linked to diet.


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Hi, I'm new to the blood type diet (BTD) and have a lot of questions. I know it's only my second week, but I'm wondering when I might expect to see positive results. Since I have started, my caloric intake has not gone up; in fact, the only difference is that I've eliminated "bad" foods and beverages and substituted them with healthy ones of equal caloric and nutritive value. During the first three days, when I had eliminated most but not all "bad" foods for AB blood, I had improved energy and a weight loss of three pounds--I was shocked. Now that I've eliminated everything "bad," I'm experiencing extreme fatigue, muscles soreness, and about five pounds of what I hope is only water retention. Is this a normal part of the process and, if so, approximately when can I expect a change for the better? I know I feel terrible now


Get the GenoType Diet. Or SWAMI.
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During the first three days, when I had eliminated most but not all "bad" foods for AB blood, I had improved energy and a weight loss of three pounds--I was shocked. Now that I've eliminated everything "bad," I'm experiencing extreme fatigue, muscles soreness, and about five pounds of what I hope is only water retention. Is this a normal part of the process and, if so, approximately when can I expect a change for the better? I know I feel terrible now

Welcome!!!  You have already seen positives...  Very good!  

If what you are feeling now isn't due to one of the reasons Ruthie described (bug or hormonal).  I think it is most likely the body starting a healing crisis.  Due to the tremendous variety of starting points, it is really difficult to state when this healing period will let up and if it will be the only one - although it would be rare to only have one healing crisis...  If you need to feel a little better, but don't want to stop the healing, you can regulate it a bit by changing the ratio of beneficial to neutral foods.  More beneficial foods equals more healing, while more neutral foods means less healing.

I hope this helps...


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Everyone gave you good advice...Just wanted to add that it might be helpful to drink more water to help flush out toxins.

This is the same thing that happened to my husband....He's been on his SWAMI since August...
Initially, he started out eliminating all toxins, ate mostly beneficials and was detoxing too rapidly.  When he added a pinch of sea salt to his drinking water, upped his intake of fluids and added a few more neutrals, he stabilized....tolerated the diet better.  He had a rapid weight loss initially...his
clothes were falling off his body.....going to the bathroom constantly.  I agree with what ABOJoe
said about the potential for a healing crisis repeating itself....It's happened to me many times....and usually when I decide I'm going to focus on highly beneficial foods for a few days.....I often get muscle aches and
feel worse until I feel better.

Eventually, you will find balance.  Wanted to say "welcome" and wish you the best of luck....this is a very helpful forum....Hope you're feeling better soon!  Please come back and share your progress.


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Thank you all for the helpful advice and encouraging words. I had no idea I would receive so many responses so quickly
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Thank you all for the helpful advice and encouraging words. I had no idea I would receive so many responses so quickly


Hope to hear more from you. Where are you coming from, health wise, etc.? As an AB, you might be interested in this thread:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GC/m-1334289924/
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Well, the BTD is really a last resort for me. I've always struggled with my weight even though I eat better and exercise harder than anyone I know! My doctors kept telling me to eat less and exercise more, until I was eating 200 cals/day and burning off at least twice that in HIIT workouts. Never lost a pound. Then, very suddenly I gained fifty pounds without any change to diet or exercise, I wasn't sleeping at night, I was barely able to drag myself out of bed every day, I couldn't think straight, and I had frequent panic attacks. All my lipid panels and tests came back as normal, and my doctors just told me that I needed to accept who I was and that there was nothing really wrong with me. It's been a long road of trying to find the answer to my problems ever since. Thankfully, over the next five years, I was been able to lose the weight I had gained, plus thirty pounds more by going easier on my body, as well as learning a few tricks like separating proteins from starches and from following organ-focused diets like the adrenal fatigue diet which, I've come to learn, incorporate elements of an AB blood type diet. But I still have moderate fatigue, suffer bouts of terrible brain fog (not a good thing to have when you're in college), and I still have about twenty pounds to lose. Because AB negative is so rare, I'm hoping it explains why my body is so different from most people's, why I put on weight, and why it's so hard for me to lose. I know my weight problem and fatigue is not a result of overeating or leading a sedentary life, so I'm hoping these problems stem from something I'm eating that just isn't right for my body. I'm really hoping the BTD is the answer I've been looking for. Sorry for such a long-winded response, lol. Thanks again.
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Welcome & I'm sure you will find the answers you need here!! Maybe the A part of your bloodtype doesn't like the intense exercise? Also eating 200 cals would have set your body into starvation mode, so as soon as you gave it any more cals it would hang on to them like crazy for fear of starving again?!
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Very good chance you are a warrior. The symptoms are pretty well identical to some that I know. You could stop eating at all, exercise a lot, and not lose a pound. Extraordinarily frustrating. It doesn't even make sense. I wish it upon no one.

However if you say, are like me, you might deal with candida issues. (brain fog) The common candida diet wouldn't work for you. If you are like me, I exploded with weight like you wouldn't believe growing up. I'm not as big now, but man I was disgusting even if I exercised and watched what I ate. Then tried Atkins but it failed after awhile (and I lost all my muscle).

Do you have any keratosis issues? (instead of hair, little white things come out, real small)

What are your fingerprints like? I can just look at them and see, but you might want to ink them.

It would be no surprise if you are experiencing a bit of unsettlingness with changes. There could be various reasons for that. What foods do you eat daily?

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Because AB negative is so rare, I'm hoping it explains why my body is so different from most people's, why I put on weight, and why it's so hard for me to lose. I know my weight problem and fatigue is not a result of overeating or leading a sedentary life, so I'm hoping these problems stem from something I'm eating that just isn't right for my body. I'm really hoping the BTD is the answer I've been looking for.

I am also an AB(-), so I understand the "rareness".  I also understand eating a "healthy" diet, but starving to death.  About 80% of the foods I ate from weaning to age 35 was avoid, so add in several traumatic accidents which caused some nerve damage that didn't heal and it mostly explains why I had so much trouble.  Once I got my diet "cleaned up", I started healing and have been healing for about 10 years.  It hasn't been fast and it has been painful, but I know that the longer it goes, the better I am getting.  The feeling good will come when the nerves have healed completely.


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I gained a lot of my weight when I was pretty young too. Really sucks to spend a lot of your childhood sweatin' to the oldies, you know? The only people I'd wish it on are the ones who make fun of obesity, lol. Just kidding. If you don't mind me asking, how have your addressed your candida issues? Yes, sometimes I have little soft, white beads that rub off my scalp as well as tiny dots on my legs where the hair is ingrown (maybe the two are symptoms of the same problem?). What should I look for in fingerprints? I don't know much about the genotype or SWAMI diet. Since I began the BTD, my diet consists of oatmeal with a T molasses, berries, and unsweetened green tea in the morning, salad with feta, garlic, and homemade creamy tomato dressing for lunch, roasted peanuts for a snack, and either fish or turkey with a small salad at dinner. It's not much different than what I've been eating for years, except that my lean meats no longer come from lean red meats like venison--although, I have always loved vinegar and peppers, everything sour and spicy, so that is a major change. These last few days are probably the first I went without Bragg's vinegar in my entire life!
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...how have your addressed your candida issues?

I dealt with metal toxicity and that has allowed the body to control the candida on its own.  I tried the candida diet, but it didn't help due to the other problem.

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Since I began the BTD, my diet consists of oatmeal with a T molasses, berries, and unsweetened green tea in the morning, salad with feta, garlic, and homemade creamy tomato dressing for lunch, roasted peanuts for a snack, and either fish or turkey with a small salad at dinner. It's not much different than what I've been eating for years, except that my lean meats no longer come from lean red meats like venison--although, I have always loved vinegar and peppers, everything sour and spicy, so that is a major change. These last few days are probably the first I went without Bragg's vinegar in my entire life!

I sub lemon or lime juice anyplace I used to use vinegar...

I use horseradish to replace hot peppers - have to grind the root and mix with lime juice instead of buying prepared with vinegar, though.  It isn't quite the same flavor, but it does add some heat...


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I hit the same wall, physically, but in middle age. Not surprising, given that the American diet is so much worse now (processed food, etc.) than when I was younger. Still, AB's have bigger problems in general, and I wouldn't be surprised if you're a non-secretor (which amplifies these problems). Most likely a Warrior, too.

I'm also guessing that earlier in life you'd been eating chicken and corn fairly regularly? Low-fat ingredients full of food stabilizers? Wheat? I've said this many times: "Health food was killing me".

Dr. D. says we AB's often show the most dramatic before-and-after results by starting the correct ABO diet. Most certainly true in my case. The good news for you is that you've finally arrived   .
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Candida has been addressed by going 100% gluten free. I can't even eat oats without feeling like there is a form of mild constipation going on. Dairy seems to do a similar thing.

I put myself on 2x Intrinsa formula. That gave me some interesting times at first, but I think it cleared an area of my intestines of some bacterial issue.

Here is the thing though, I've been on the protocol for cellular health for a few months. That combined with geno-harmonic eating to fight A.G.E.s has allowed the Intrinsa and other things I consume to actually help me. It wasn't the first time I had taken Intrinsa; just the first time I responded quickly.

The problem with vitamin A appears to come from the body not being that interested in converting plant forms into the version available from animals. It explains why when I eat a ton of eggs, turkey, and yogurt, I don't do so bad if I have pineapple to offset inflammation from yogurt. I don't lose weight, but I do alright. When I go more vegan (warrior) I have trouble. Right now I am taking some retinol (fish oil) to help. I notice the difference in different functions of my body the same day. It certainly explains a lot about dryness problems in the mucus system.

I think I might be a celiac.

I just want to know what type of finger prints you have like in the video.

How old are you?

It sounds like you need some more carbohydrates. I like brown rice (not white). Also when eating it consider turmeric for digestive health, as a spice for it along with whatever else. Consume approximately 1/2 to 3/4 cup uncooked grains a day (2-3 servings) to work on weight loss.

It sounds like your vitamin A is off, like me. Also I think I have trouble digesting most stuff so I tend to not have enough protein. Unfortunately you need protein for vitamin A, too.

You are eating great things, but it should have more of an affect on you. Try combining cherry juice with the green tea to help. I feel like I recommend that a lot now but for anyone with an unresponsive system it makes sense.
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Sorry it took me so long to answer; I've been having a lot of trouble logging into my account. It definitely sounds like you're celiac or at least, gluten sensitive. To answer your questions, I'm 24 years old. My fingertips are slightly asymmetrical. From pinky to thumb on my right hand, it goes 1) arch, 2) loop, 3) arch, 4) arch, and 5) loop. From pinky to thumb on my left hand, it goes 1) arch, 2) loop, 3) radial loop, 4) arch, and 5) loop. I also have many white lines on both hands. Thanks!
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Arches are the "hallmark" of the Warrior, by the way. You have 5 or more. Plus you only have one non-symmetrical print (to the opposite hand).

I am going to guess you are like me. I'd try what I did, essentially. Intrinsa, gluten free, Vitamin A, and maybe A.G.E. removal. Your insulin reception is clearly in the hole; but not as bad as it was.

Vitamin A but only in retinol/retinal form (fish oil is one). I would describe it as without BM's are not as smooth, but with it doesn't matter what it looks like, it happens easier and more complete at once. The skin clears up but it is a bit slower. You might get some sinus stuff going. Make sure to get vitamin C in food/supplement if you start Vitamin A (there will be a bit of a bacterial cleanse is my experience, cranberries help too). An interesting thing about Vitamin A in retinol/retinal form is that the upper intestines absorb it but... if they are not healthy you can probably see the complication.

The more vegan, the better. But! Try some protein powder twice a day. The liquid form is more absorb-able. Soy based is fine, or NAP has a whey based one. It may help a lot with water retention, too.

Also you should try Glycoscia, but order two for one month. Double the bottles recommendation. That is what I was put on. It makes a terrible lot of sense, and I've responded by being much more tolerant to carbohydrates.

If your water retention doesn't go down, you could try the cellular drink. You seem awfully young to really have it too bad though, then again if you are like me, well...

Food wise, try limiting yourself to 1/4 cup uncooked of grains per meal (and 2-3 times day). Eat lots of veggies. Stay away from the big avoids like chicken and corn. Learn to like soy.

Any other Genotype I'd expect you to of lost weight while exercising hard. The only Genotype that seems to be able to not lose weight under really harsh conditions is the Warrior. The other Genotypes get sick and awful, but they do lose weight typically at least when young. They don't even have to do HIIT. Truly amazing how warriors can defy caloric "science". Also amazingly confusing because it makes no sense at all why you would store fat if you can't force your body into using it, EVER. To me this just seems like something is really different these days than in the past. It just doesn't make sense. I can't imagine what in history made for the reasoning that someone should only be able to rid themselves of extra, life inhibiting, weight by easy exercise and the perfect diet.

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