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Lisette
Monday, November 11, 2013, 3:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I have been very strict at following the btd for about 4 weeks now. The problem is that I want quick results. I don't feel better, I haven't lost any weight. My health issues have not dissapeared. So today I thougt "whatever" and ate a lot of avoids and now I feel bad because I did.

How long did it take before you had good results?

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Quoted from Lisette
I have been very strict at following the btd for about 4 weeks now. The problem is that I want quick results. I don't feel better, I haven't lost any weight. My health issues have not dissapeared. So today I thougt "whatever" and ate a lot of avoids and now I feel bad because I did.

How long did it take before you had good results?

Do you feel bad physically or emotionally?
  If physically, this shows the power of the diet.
  If emotionally, why beat yourself up for eating something "non-plan" when the "plan" isn't working for you?  Maybe you need a more individualized plan such as SWAMI Xpress...  The book plans (BTD and GTD) didn't work for DD, but SWAMI Xpress has enabled her to start healing - as long as she follows it.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED070

You didn't disclose here what health issues you are dealing with, but some things don't heal quickly - and some of our bodies set healing as a higher priority than weight loss (or gain), so the long-term healing takes precedence over the weight loss and the long-term healing doesn't happen overnight so you get discouraged...  If you feel bad physically when you eat avoids, this is motivation to return to the plan and allow the body time to heal.

We also don't know if there are some supplement protocols that may help you heal some of the medical issues more quickly.  Here is a list of the protocols so you can see if some of these may be good fits for you.
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm


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Lisette
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Thanks for your reply ABJoe. I have been thinking about swami.

I feel bad about eating the avoids emotionally. Physically nothing happened.

For about 7 years I have had allergy like symptoms. I have an itchy runny nose, itchy watery eyes and sneeze all day. This always lasts just one day and repeats itself every 2 to 4 weeks. Afterwards I am exhausted. Have had every possible test done in several hospitals but its no allergy. Non allergic rhinitis is what they call it. Anti histamines do not work.
The strange thing is that it is always just one day, all year round and everywhere I go.


Perhaps swami is better. Is it necessary to know my secretor status and genotype before running swami?

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For about 7 years I have had allergy like symptoms. I have an itchy runny nose, itchy watery eyes and sneeze all day. This always lasts just one day and repeats itself every 2 to 4 weeks. Afterwards I am exhausted. Have had every possible test done in several hospitals but its no allergy. Non allergic rhinitis is what they call it. Anti histamines do not work.
The strange thing is that it is always just one day, all year round and everywhere I go.

Sounds like a possible toxin overload that the body allows to build to a certain level then flushes...

My DD had build-up/flush symptoms for a while.  When we got SWAMI we found out that it was due to her needing a very restricted diet.  She is now slowly clearing the toxins and healing - as long as she stick to it.

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Perhaps swami is better. Is it necessary to know my secretor status and genotype before running swami?

SWAMI is definitely more individualized.  It is not necessary to know either of those.  SWAMI will calculate your Genotype and can be run with the Secretor status selected as Secretor, Non, or unknown.  This is helpful to show you how important the Secretor test is for you to get.  If the diet doesn't change appreciably, then not so important, but if it changes dramatically, then it is more important for you...


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I would first make sure that you are blood type A.
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4 weeks is not long enough for anything to work-- three months is the least and a year at best. Quick results do not happen the body takes time and often needs to heal one thing at a time.

How long have you been like this?  7 years does not get better in 4 weeks Expecting to fix something that the body has been doing for a long time is unrealistic. Slow and steady often is the best approach.

You will need some supplement support at some point but working on the food first is the best.


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If you decide to just stick with the basic Blood Type Diet, I think getting your secretor status is very important - especially if you continue to not feel any improvement.

It can take time, though.  I've been on the program for nearly 14 years and continue to still notice changes and healing.  Sometimes it's not comfortable, for a while.

Getting my secretor type was important to me.  At the least, it helped me understand my body better.  But, as Joe said, you can always run a SWAMI both ways and compare the food lists.



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Lisette
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Thanks for your replies.i know I have to be more patient but I have seen so many doctors, therapists and followed different diets that I have lost hope I think.

I am certain that I am A+ because I had a blood transfusion when our oldest daughter was born.

In a few weeks I have an appointment with Cocky van Hesteren. She will also determine my genotype.

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I think you are justified in expecting some form of improvement in four weeks.

I cut back dramatically on wheat as soon as I heard about BTD, and within one week I no longer had the brain fog and lethargy after lunch.  I felt like I got my life back.  Other improvements that I didn't expect came later.

I agree with ABJoe's advice about researching the protocols, although I don't know which protocol would be best.  Perhaps the Anti-Viral or Yeast / Fungal protocol might be good.

Good luck!


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Have you concentrated on making 90% of your total food intake Beneficial items? Doing this for one or sometimes two weeks produces amazing results!  I still do this when we have problems of any kind and need quick healing.  It really works.  

Have you followed the portion size plus number of portions of each category per day or per week?  (fruit is per day, other things are # of servings per week if you use the charts in the Live Right book) - most people eat way too many grains, not realizing that even A's need only a very few servings of grains per week - less than one per day.  

Those two things can make a huge difference as to whether the diet works faster for you, slower, or even seemingly not at all.

In less than one month when I started the BTD I was off of 2 prescriptions, and in 6 months was off of all prescriptions.  The FIRST prescription I stopped taking after being on the diet less than a month was the anti depressants I was taking for fibromyalgia pain management because I NO LONGER had the pain to manage.

I also put my 92 year old father on the BTD, taking all his meals to the assisted living home where he resided (a huge chore for me) and in only 3 weeks the change in him was really incredible.  

On the other hand, I have known a few people who really did try to follow the diet faithfully but didn't see changes until they switched to the Swami plan.  

Please do not give up.  As others have said, perhaps the Swami will do the job for you.  


6 years on ER BTD, went from sick and dying to healthier And 30 pounds slimmer.  

Dec 2013: Started Swami Xpress - I'm 48% Explorer with hybridized Explorer/BTD list. A new adventure for this old lady!  -- LOST 5 more pounds on SWAMI! 
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Jane
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I'm wondering if you might be able to identify what you are allergic to with a food log....a pattern might emerge.  If you are taking any medications, it could be that as well - or maybe even the fillers in those meds.  I've had that problem with my thyroid meds.

Cocky's been around a long while although I haven't seen her on the boards for a while.  She's delightful and you'll enjoy meeting with her.

Good luck!
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Lisette
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Thanks GinnyTN I will try to concentrate on beneficials and the portion size.  

I don't use any medication and have already tried the foodlog without results Jane.

I hope the genotype will be better for my and if not I will try swami.


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At age 32 I got better over night, it was when I stopped all dairy, I had all day belly pain and 168 (stupid) belly x-rays.  

at 35 I felt better when I went on low carbs and cut out most grains.  I lost weight then.  

from age 27 I was miserable with much pain from a car accidents. I took many over the counter pain killers. Unthinking - the painkillers where full of caffeine, which made me love being a workoholic with 18 hour days. but..... I was still in pain.

At 42, I learned about acupuncture for pain - after 6 visits I felt good enough to stop all pain killers, only to be thrown into withdrawal big time!  I cried for no reason, and could not stay awake.  I tried every form of therapy not knowing if I was going mad.  After 2 month of that, I figured out that is was the body crying for caffeine, and I was able to learn how to cope with way less caffeine.

At about 53 I developed pneumonia, and then was introduced to BTD.  From that DAY on I was comfortable eating according to my O type, and felt good every day since - knowing I was eating what was good for ME!...

Yet, I was constipated for 16 years.  Then I started taking 2 spoons of olive  twice a day and after two weeks I got normal.

Finally a month ago I joined all in my family with having a cancer, I found it early - take your mammogram!  I was operated with a lumpectomy and received just a little radiation DURING the surgery, and throughout all of that running around -- I felt great!

I feel greater every day, I am 70 next week and I look and feel younger than I ever did.  I look good I feel good and I know I am doing ME good with my learned BTD way of eating.  

The best part is the journey I took - all along learning what Dr. D. later confirmed was the Right way for Me to Eat.  Eat For My Blood type!

I cheat just a little, I have to be real careful not to eat to much, as I am prone to diabetes and my gatherer body has thrifty genes and makes use of every morsel of food.  When I don't cheat, I am great!  When I cheat I gain weight and break out in hives.  Enough said!  

BTD books and SWAMI, all confirmed what I had learned over my lifetime, and knowing that, I no longer had to doubt what was right for me.  Knowing that, is offering me a care free life, today and for all my years to come!

Life is a journey, I like the one I am on. Looking good, and discovering new things every day. Today I am making dinner for 12 wanting to make all foods looking Pretty!  It is no longer a chore to cook, simple, but Wow looking foods. My dinner/life plate is full.

How long do you think it took me to see results? You tell me!

/ps/ I would say every day!


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!

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4 weeks is not long enough for anything to work-- three months is the least and a year at best. Quick results do not happen the body takes time and often needs to heal one thing at a time.

I would agree with this though it does somewhat depend on exactly what your issues are and what sort of results you are expecting.

When I started BTD I unloaded two problems that I had not even known were diet related. One was a long standing ache/inflammation in the elbows and the other occasional Sciatic (sp?) nerve inflammations. Pleasant and rather immediate results as both conditions were apparently diet triggered.

On the other hand some conditions may be long standing and deeper rooted and take quite a period of time and good compliance to overcome.





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