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blulyric
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 5:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Alright, I have an emergency. I have a coworker who is Blood Type O but has had repeated blood clots in one of his legs over the last two years. His most recent clot is NOT clearing up.

But worse... his medication has caused the GOOD leg to lose circulation and turn purple ---and doctors anticipate that it will have to be amputated...

The drug costs him $5,000 a month so he's selling his truck to help out financially. I'm afraid if he stops the medicine it could be bad news. I've been trying to convince him to abide by the BTD for years but he hasn't done it. He's only 46 years old.

What can he do?  Help!!!
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7:14pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hon - I have a friend over in England I've been trying to help for 4 years now, mirroring all the good things that have happened to me since I began my BTD and SWAMI, and he won't listen, and lost the use of one leg as well. He finally told me in an absolutely heart wrenching conversation that he never tried it all those 4 years of me talking, and WILL NEVER TRY. Lectures me about how "scientific" he is in his studies and so forth.

If your friend doesn't even believe in Dr. D uncovering the sham research behind U. of Toronto's PLoS test, then you have to chalk things up to perhaps a "social disease" or "brain illness" in regards to your friend if they take the dark road to self-destruction.

Some people are just out there waiting to self destruct.


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ruthiegirl
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quite frankly, I don't even know if 100% adherence to SWAMI (personalized version of BTD) would be enough to save his leg at this point. This is the kind of case that, if he presented himself to Dr D as a patient, Dr D would work with his other doctors to compile a treatment plan that included dietary changes, supplements, AND medications, and they wouldn't rule out surgery.

Had he gone on BTD after the firs or second blood clot, things would be different. This might be a case of "too little, too late." Before approaching him with any dietary advice, bear in mind that it might not be enough to save his leg.

People react differently to medical emergencies. Some people listen to their doctors and discount anything the doctor doesn't explicitly tell them to do. Others desperately try *anything that might help* and are willing to spend money, time, and energy on "unproven" treatments that may or may not help. If he falls into the latter group, refer him here. Lend him your BTD books. Encourage him to get a SWAMI. Help him with food shopping and meal preparation if he wants or needs your help.

It can't hurt to suggest to him that BTD might help. But if he's not interested, let it go. There's no guarantee it will help him, and you can't force him to do anything he doesn't want to do.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  13yo B+ Jack


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the first thing i would do is

drink good glass quality water, add lemon juice of half a whole lemom. i would do this 4 times a day.

i would bath my feet in magnesium of some sort epsom salts or magnesium chloride.

i would take a magnesium supplement like a lot at least 400 mg

i would stop all sugar, wheat, corn, dairy,

eat a low lectin diet of purely beneficial.

i would use the inclined bed therapy (rasing head of bed by 5 inches.

and if he is generally unresponsive to change i would supplement zinc.

I would be supportive but insistent.

i question how anyone can expect to pay $5000 a month on a drug and how good it is anyway.

gentle exercise , swimming would be good if they can manage.

also reflexology.


I would do the above before anything else.


Kind Regards PC. FIfHI Swami III Pro

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This is a medical emergency -- sounds like Warfarin induced Necrosis--  side effects of medication are often nasty.

Hope they can save his limb. I have seen this a few times at the hospital I work in it is hypercoagulation from coumadin or warfarin.



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blulyric,
which is your bt?

Good luck convincing your friend on changing his lifestyle and food choices



how long have you been following the guidelines?

how have you been doing?

has your friend seen any positive changes in you?


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I have seen quite a few people whose lives could have been turned around by even the basic BTD, but they adamantly refused to even look at it.

Knowing that it took my neighbor 2 years of "gentle nudging" to get me to start the BTD when I was very sick, I don't give up on anyone until I am really certain that there is no way on earth that they will change their unhealthy habits.  Then they die, sometimes after having various body parts amputated.

This is so very sad and unnecessary, but it is the way people are.  

The difference between "those people" and me is that for most of my life I ate healthy foods as I understood what they were, given the knowledge that I had at the time.  I love to cook, so when I came home from my first class session with my new Type A food list I studied it to figure out what delicious gourmet goodies I could make from the foods that I was now allowed to eat.  Most people can NOT look at the BTD in this light.  

I still tell people figuring that if they will make even a few critical changes it can help them.  And, once in a blue moon you get a true convert.  

Good luck with your friend.  But please realize that sometimes we must learn to accept the things we cannot change.  


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blulyric
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Lola, I'm blood type O, non secretor and I LOVE the diet although it is very restrictive. I can't have sugar, oatmeal, coffee, wheat, honey, dairy, corn... and the list goes on ---but I don't care!  I thoroughly enjoy the foods that are allowed and I feel spectacular. I'm 40 and nobody believes it!!!

My friend watched me lose 56 pounds back in 2004 through the BTD but he still loves eating out nondiscriminately. I have shared with him the details of my success... from the clearing of my acne to energy levels to great workout results in terms of building muscle to no headache to elimination of shoulder pain and even to improved sexual health (yay!) but he still won't adjust his lifestyle. It's very frustrating.
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Eating the wrong foods is like an addiction, so it is very hard to change.  Usually people will change when faced with life & death, but some don't.

Maybe a long fast would reverse this, but who knows.  There was a study in Italy a few decades ago when people with serious heart trouble has good results with fasting. But I bet the average person wouldn't want to do that anyway!

You got some good tips here, but the guy has to want to do it. What a shame.
Many of us know of cases where people died & we know they could have been saved with BTD.


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good for you!
keep up the good work!


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