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I think most if not all ofg us suffered briefly at the beginning, this soon passes and is just a sign of detoxing. slow down and just stop a few things at a time. the main avoids.


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Will try. Do you mind explaining me why I might need more protein? What for?

Thanks
If blood sugar drops too low overnight, your adrenals might release cortisol to boost it back up.  But cortisol would also wake you.  Protein would stabilize blood sugar.  Your last meal or snack should be Low Glycemic.

Sorry if you've been asked this already, but are you sure that you have Type A blood?

Disclaimer, I am not a medical professional.  This should not be construed as medical advice.



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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Where in Europe are you we have loads of people in Europe.



Do you have anyone in Brisbane, (capital city of Queensland), Australia?
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Ebla,

The white tongue is a sign of out of balance yeast


For some strange reason I always thought it was due to dairy intake.

Hmmm now it's making a bit of sense.  When this would happen to me I would get a dairy free probiotic - which was also wheat free -  which fixed the problem pretty quickly.  The ones I take (Inner Health Plus) require refrigeration.
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Will try. Do you mind explaining me why I might need more protein? What for?

Thanks


Everybody needs protein in their diets. From what you posted, it doesn't look like you're getting a lot of beans, nuts, seeds, or animal products, although you are getting some. It's possible that you'd feel more energized if you ate slightly fewer grains and slightly higher amounts of high-protein foods, such as beans, nuts, eggs, fish, or poultry. You especially might want to add poultry a few times  a week, since it looks like you're not eating any at all right now.


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Yes I'm sure I'm an A+.

I am eating a considerable amount of peanuts and walnuts, plus fish. So I think I am getting enough proteins.

I gave up gluten 2 years ago. Noticed some improvements but nothing extraordinary.
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Yes I'm sure I'm an A+.

I am eating a considerable amount of peanuts and walnuts, plus fish. So I think I am getting enough proteins.

I gave up gluten 2 years ago. Noticed some improvements but nothing extraordinary.


Maybe your gut can't handle the peanuts. Try a few days without and see if you notice a difference. And you could be a non-secretor, so you might want to cut out the corn. Very bad stuff.

I used to eat copious amounts of peanuts before BTD. My Swami gave them back to me when my gut finally healed and I unchecked "History of digestive issues". When I started eating them again I suffered as before-- just as you've described your symptoms. It's tough having low digestive acid.

Unsanitary conditions in the U.S. have led to numerous peanut related recalls and a factory/warehouse shutdown. Even with sanitation standards in place, those standards appear to be very low, and peanuts are quite susceptible to molds, bacterial contamination, and rancidity. I think A's and AB's need a healthy, high functioning gut to withstand such onslaught, and yours is likely compromised (white tongue, bloating, BM issues, and possibly diminished nutrient uptake).  Polyflora A is crucial for you. The other aforementioned recommendations as well.  


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Maybe your gut can't handle the peanuts. Try a few days without and see if you notice a difference. And you could be a non-secretor, so you might want to cut out the corn. Very bad stuff.

I used to eat copious amounts of peanuts before BTD. My Swami gave them back to me when my gut finally healed and I unchecked "History of digestive issues". When I started eating them again I suffered as before-- just as you've described your symptoms. It's tough having low digestive acid.

Unsanitary conditions in the U.S. have led to numerous peanut related recalls and a factory/warehouse shutdown. Even with sanitation standards in place, those standards appear to be very low, and peanuts are quite susceptible to molds, bacterial contamination, and rancidity. I think A's and AB's need a healthy, high functioning gut to withstand such onslaught, and yours is likely compromised (white tongue, bloating, BM issues, and possibly diminished nutrient uptake).  Polyflora A is crucial for you. The other aforementioned recommendations as well.  




Peanuts have never been in my diet really, until recently because they are popular in my country during winter time. But symptoms are same as before, with and without peanuts. Can try to remove them, but then I have to start eating something else instead, and I'm not sure that is the reason.
With regard to corn, I am avoiding it, but sometimes I have it in pasta which is made of buckwheat and corn. That is the only avoid (only for non-secretor though) that I had since I started BTD.
I have done all kinds of diet in the past, however the BTD gave me regular BM for first time ever in the first 10-15 days, although I started BTD same time I did a liver flush. So who knows...
Now, almost 20 days on the diet, BM are not as regular as before and I sleep worse. That is why I am asking if it can be a sign of detox..
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check out these complete protein combos for As

these you can add to your guidelines

Legumes + seeds
Legumes + nuts
Legumes + dairy
Grains + legumes
Grains + dairy
the exception is soy protein which is a complete protien and an plant protien
Fermenting removes most of the phytates which
interferes with mineral absorption, it also
helps to inactivate the protease inhibitors
which interfere with protein digestion


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Detox and gut healing are almost certainly an issue. Other considerations might be overeating or eating late (before bedtime), water-logging your food, eating too fast or food combination problems, eating food too hot or cold, inability to digest fats, sugar intake, caffeine... exercise and circulation... medications.... The list goes on.

As mentioned, many of us have been through it as you've described. The right supplementation will certainly help.

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Thanks a lot for the inputs. Will look into it.

I also noticed my belly is gurgling much more than usual and also when I go to bed I feel the food being processed. In the past I felt it was sort of stuck. Don't know if it is placebo effect. Did it happen to you as well?
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Oh yeah. In the process of re-balancing your gut, some disturbances can be expected, but it's all for the better. The timeframe for healing depends on compliance, the degree of previous damage, addressing imbalances like yeast overgrowth, your general health and constitution, etc. Healing and detox can come and go in cycles as well (ABJoe has a lot to say about this phenomenon).

You're on the right track and in good company here. You'll be amazed at how good you'll feel.
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Averno - thanks a lot for your message on the forum. I think I am a warrior too, although I am blood type A. I am trying to understand if it is worth taking the swami and if it is very different from the BTD. Could you share main avoids and beneficials for the warrior type? I am currently following BTD and off meat, diary, gluten and nightshades. Thanks!!
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The Genotype and Swami diets are so distinct and personalized that it would be risky to assume you are a Warrior. In fact, I (and many of us on the board) found that the Genotype Diet self-assessment was incorrect, and getting Swami was an improvement in terms of both implementation and results.

It sounds like you want to optimize your experience, a characteristically Warrior-like trait, but I strongly encourage you to get Swami. It's just awesome in pinpointing existing and potential problems and enables us to reach our full potential. Food really is medicine when properly administered, and I frankly wouldn't hesitate to buy it.  Mine is a "rescued from the jaws of death" story, and there are many more like it.  Springing for Swami is a really good investment in my opinion.

The experience you are having is very common, especially for type A's  eating the typical meat/grain/dairy/sugar diet of the modern world. It takes some time to undo the damage, but you should start seeing dramatic results soon, once the turmoil settles down. Seriously, get started with Dr. D's Polyflora-A right away. No one-size-fits-all probiotic from the drugstore will work like A type specific probiotics.

I should also say here that I'm merely an advocate of the diet. I defer to the moderators, administrators, long-timers, and professionals on the board. I mentioned ABJoe in the last post because his perspective on the healing process over time has been especially valuable for me, and would be particularly helpful to you and other newcomers.





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I suggest you stick with the type A diet for at least a month, preferably two,  before moving on to either GTD or SWAMI. It's not too soon to read the genotype diet book (you can purchase a copy or see if your public library has it) but I'd stick with one plan and give your body time to get used to this current diet before making any further changes.

The details of the Warrior diet (along with the Teacher and Explorer diets) are in the Genotype Diet book, along with the detailed explanations about figuring out your genotype. Many of the foods differ from BTD to GTD, and a lot of people find that to be  confusing.


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I suggest you stick with the type A diet for at least a month, preferably two,  before moving on to either GTD or SWAMI. It's not too soon to read the genotype diet book (you can purchase a copy or see if your public library has it) but I'd stick with one plan and give your body time to get used to this current diet before making any further changes.

The details of the Warrior diet (along with the Teacher and Explorer diets) are in the Genotype Diet book, along with the detailed explanations about figuring out your genotype. Many of the foods differ from BTD to GTD, and a lot of people find that to be  confusing.


Understand the need to stick for some time, but the issue I have is that I have done many diets and BTD as of now is not providing me with great improvements. I am seeing some changes, some positive, some negative, overall nothing extraordinary.

I would like to understand if this is common, or if I should have noticed already (3 weeks) some major improvements. I know we are all different and react in different ways, but given the current status, is there a point in continuing or should I try something different?

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Ebla, what would you try?  The gut takes time under the right circumstances, but forever under the wrong circumstances.

Try this:

- Be 100% compliant about black dots and avoids.
- Eat diamonds and superfoods primarily.
- Take Polyflora A, and Gastro-D Complex.

Give it 4-8 weeks from that starting point.


http://www.northamericanpharmacal.com/PNC/productguide.html




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Ebla, what would you try?  The gut takes time under the right circumstances, but forever under the wrong circumstances.

Try this:

- Be 100% compliant about black dots and avoids.
- Eat diamonds and superfoods primarily.
- Take Polyflora A, and Gastro-D Complex.

Give it 4-8 weeks from that starting point.


http://www.northamericanpharmacal.com/PNC/productguide.html






Had a couple of rough days with sleep and intestine. Seems better today. Holding up. Thanks for the support!

(By the way, thanks to PCUK I found out that I was still eating one avoid, although not very often, which was cranberry beans. Was sure I checked, but looks like I missed it. So I have not been 100% compliant last 3 weeks)
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Beans can be especially troublesome.

The intestinal upset isn't unusual-  it should pass in time with help from those supplements- but the sleep disturbance seems odd. Are you saying it's discomfort from the gut that's waking you up, or is this just coincidental? Could caffeine, alchohol or sugar be the culprit? Stress? Exercise? Daytime naps or circadian rhythm out of sync? Too much light in the room? "Monkey mind" from computers or gaming?

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Beans can be especially troublesome.

The intestinal upset isn't unusual-  it should pass in time with help from those supplements- but the sleep disturbance seems odd. Are you saying it's discomfort from the gut that's waking you up, or is this just coincidental? Could caffeine, alchohol or sugar be the culprit? Stress? Exercise? Daytime naps or circadian rhythm out of sync? Too much light in the room? "Monkey mind" from computers or gaming?



Sleep is the main issue which has worsen over the years and improved when I started cutting out gluten and refined food. It is not the only issue of course, and I believe it is connected to the diet. I don't wake up in pain or anything. I just wake up between 2am and 3am, then typically fall back asleep (in the past I was not that lucky) and wake again around 5-6am, not able to fall back asleep. According to chinese medicine 2-3am is liver time.
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I sleep like this as well. Waking at 5am comes naturallly to some, and waking briefly in the middle of the night isn't necessarily a problem unless you can't return to normal sleep. BTW: do you snore? Could sleep apnea be the problem?

You may have a sensitivity to caffeine. How much and when do you drink coffee?  Also, what kind of flushes and purges have you been doing? How often? Harsh detoxing methods can flush toxins so heavily into your system that your liver has to re-process them. Given that you've been bloated for many years, it might be wise to follow Dr.D's recommended protocol for intestinal health.

http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/15.html


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You said you gave up dairy, but I thought you said you eat kefir.  Isn't that a dairy product, although fermented?  It would bother me.
Some BTD lists allow a little dairy, but many of us do better on NO dairy.
As for sleep, I take calcium-magnesium supps or I wouldn't sleep either.  Over the years I have added boron, Vitamin D & manganese to that tho not every day. I think magnesium is related to that 2-3 AM waking. I used to get that. It is very frustrating!!

I also think fasting once in a while helps.  Maybe you can drink vegetable juices on the day you fast if you cannot go without food.  I thought the white tongue means bad diet in general. I know my tongue is so much better these past few years/decades.

Then there may be a food that is listed as beneficial, but in your case may be an avoid.  Mangos are a beneficial on my list, but they make me cough. Who knows?

I also do some 'food combining' which Dr. D doesn't consider important, but for some of us, it helps. Never eat fruit after a meal. Eat in in the morning on an empty stomach or many hours after your last meal.  To me, that is the most important rule of food combining. There are others, but I won't discuss them now.
BTW, your English is great. Are you originally from an English-speaking country?

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I sleep like this as well. Waking at 5am comes naturallly to some, and waking briefly in the middle of the night isn't necessarily a problem unless you can't return to normal sleep. BTW: do you snore? Could sleep apnea be the problem?

You may have a sensitivity to caffeine. How much and when do you drink coffee?  Also, what kind of flushes and purges have you been doing? How often? Harsh detoxing methods can flush toxins so heavily into your system that your liver has to re-process them. Given that you've been bloated for many years, it might be wise to follow Dr.D's recommended protocol for intestinal health.

http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/15.html




I get one coffee in the morning and one after lunch. But cut coffee for months in the past with no effect.

I did a couple of salt flushes during a 5 days fast 1 month ago and a liver flush 3 weeks ago.

I would like to follow Dr D plan, but I would like to try first with diet only and see where I get.

Status is that I am currently following 100% the blood type A diet, getting very little gas and regular BM. Sleeping a bit worse and getting some big pimples like I never had over last 2 years. Does it ring any bell?
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Pimples could be detox. Welcome them!  
I remember getting some pimples in my 30s when detoxing due to better diet.


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Adrenal fatigue and cortisol stress are worth looking into. Unless you're really caffiene sensitive, or that it's contributing to adrenal fatigue, I doubt this is the cause of your sleeplessness.  I would also look into the supplements mentioned to assist with sleep.


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