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AnnA
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Well, Time Magazine and Health Magazine have reviewed GenoType and basically said, "there's no science behind it" - it's so disappointing as I would have hoped they would have become a little more sophistocated - or at least would have READ the book.  If you are so inclined, you can write a letter to the editor online - I know I will be doing so!
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I put about as much credence in "Time" as I do in any tabloid/gossip rag.  This is about par for them....  "Time" wouldn't know science if it walked up and broke a  bell jar across its forehead!
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If a little more sophisticated, then it wouldn't be Time Magazine

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I expected as much...

As one of my friends once said, 'You can always spot the pioneers. Their the ones with the arrows in their backs.'

Basically the biggest issue is with my being an ND and not an MD. I work in a small clinic and not a large university. I attempt to produce paradigm shifts in an environment where people get rewarded for new developments that verify the existing paradigm.

I lost count of all the negative reviews of my first book. But sometime during the last ten years, someone else managed to discover 'personalized nutrition.'


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I put about as much credence in "Time" as I do in any tabloid/gossip rag.  This is about par for them....  "Time" wouldn't know science if it walked up and broke a  bell jar across its forehead!




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Time Magazine and God vs science http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1555132,00.html
they will pick on any one!
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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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you can always tell the pioneers...they're the ones with arrows in their backs! LMAO
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Honestly, I could care less what Time or MDs or universities or yadda yadda blah blah blah believes. I know what I know, and I know the BTD, and now the GTD, work for me, and I'll tell anyone who asks exactly HOW I know that. I have gone through many years of dieting with little or no results, have had doctors tell me I was weak, I was lazy, I was destined to be fat all my life, I needed pills, I needed surgery, I needed willpower . . .I tried the low-fat diet, macrobiotics, the Zone, the Carb Addicts diet, Weight Watchers, and many more--and NONE of them worked. And I TRIED. I tried to lose weight and get healthy, only to find I was right back where I started--and sometimes even worse off than before. Now I'm finding healing for the first time in my life, a process that started in October 2004 with the BTD and is ongoing with the GTD. There have been some bumps in the road, but they're down to my own foibles, not the elegant and profound truths of the Blood- and Genotype Diets.

So when some doctor or magazine tells me there's no science behind the BTD or the GTD, I just laugh and walk away. They don't know jack. Actually, they don't know Dr. D and the real power for change that is the heart of his work. Too bad--their loss.


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Well . . . at least Health said it won't hurt you.  


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Here's an interesting article, written in 2004 by Food International, an article that just might have inspired Dr. D. to be the first to find the relationships and write about them, all before 2010!

Food International

(sorry 'bout the long url, haven't found yet how to hide it behind a title in this forum, though I do it in my web pages and e-mail correspondence all the time)  

EDIT by Lloyd: Did it for you.  


I'm onto you, 'euphoria'

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If one does not follow the herd to the end of the cliff and jump off, one is considered to be a black sheep and weird.  

Innovators, creators, artists, cutting edge medical doctors, all take the hard rap in the beginning for any new creation, science, technology, etc.

But the proof is in the pudding.  And right now I'm a big happy bowl of GT pudding that is feeling better than I ever have in my life.  

It's the people that matter the most, not the machine.  In my business of songwriting, singing and performing, it's crucial that I believe this because I don't fit the 'hollywood' machine protocol and 'box.'

Carry on Dr. D... you are leading us to full blooded balanced lifes not to the edge of the cliff where all those other poor cows are headed!  One can only stand off to the side waving the new GT flag and hope a few will stray away from the herd!!!

Ha.. what a vision!  

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If one does not follow the herd to the end of the cliff and jump off, one is considered to be a black sheep and weird.  

  

thats me
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I thought it was incredible that the Weight Watchers book is 60 peoples' success stories!!!

My goodness---Read These Boards!!!!!!!!!

Dr. D--------This needs to be your Next Book--I'm Serious!!! So many people have been brought back from the brink with BTD, and now GTD.  We Need to Share the Good News!!!!!*

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FM, a true HUNTER s vision! lol
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(sorry 'bout the long url, haven't found yet how to hide it behind a title in this forum, though I do it in my web pages and e-mail correspondence all the time)  

Check the Help link at the top of the page or the Info Desk board for information on how to do that.



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FM, a true HUNTER s vision! lol
hunting the herd!


Oh Lola!  Isn't it the truth?!  


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Here's an interesting article, written in 2004 by Food International, an article that just might have inspired Dr. D. to be the first to find the relationships and write about them, all before 2010!

http://www.foodinternational.net/articles/r-d/77/tailor-made-food-onset-of-the-genotype-diet.html

(sorry 'bout the long url, haven't found yet how to hide it behind a title in this forum, though I do it in my web pages and e-mail correspondence all the time)  



Funny, Martha showed me that link this very morning! Talk about synchronicity.


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Why oh why are people resistant to positive change? Sometimes evolution seems so slow.

Interestingly enough, people at my work who have heard me and a few other co-workers rave about the BTD for years and showed little interest - have shown interest in the Genotype diet. One of them used to be a science teacher, and this appealed to him, go figure.

It is also fascinating to watch people's reactions to the food lists. People don't like diets that don't say you can eat everything you want, just simply less of it. I told one co-worker, who had shut the book after reading the avoids for the type we figured she was, that the #1 diet success tip Dr. D recommends in this book is that it's about what you eat not what you avoid that moves you forward. I then asked her if there were any foods on the superfoods list that she liked and would eat daily. She said she hadn't really looked at those as much because she was so focused on the avoids. Later she asked to borrow my book to look up the superfoods!

Lastly, I can't help but think of the political ramifications of believing in things that actually work to improve your health. What would happen to all the wealthy drug companies? The proof is in the pudding. More and more successful diets have BTD components. They'll catch up eventually. We're the lucky ones who don't have to wait!  
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I can't help but think of the political ramifications of believing in things that actually work to improve your health. What would happen to all the wealthy drug companies? The proof is in the pudding. More and more successful diets have BTD components. They'll catch up eventually. We're the lucky ones who don't have to wait!  


The change is inevitable. I think the drug companies will figure out a way to make it their own; probably working on it now.



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Check the Help link at the top of the page or the Info Desk board for information on how to do that.


Thanks, Don!



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Well, Time Magazine and Health Magazine have reviewed GenoType and basically said, "there's no science behind it" ...


I think what aggravates me is that this statement is usually always the first line of attack!  I think it is very important to educate oneself before making statements that are a personal attack on someone's hard work.  This applies to any area, not just medicine and nutrition.

If people took the time to search medical literature, or a search engine like pubmed, they would find that the research to back all of Dr. D.'s work does exist.  However, because it is not all neatly compiled in a textbook, this requires work.  In my experience, people, and this includes physicians mostly, are too lazy to do the work.  Dr. D. DOES the work!  

I think I take a comment like this so personal because I consider myself to be an extremely science oriented individual.    Most of you are probably aware that the foundation of my education lies in Forensic Science.  I spent my undergrad years being told, "You have to listen to the science," and being asked, "What is the science telling you?"  It would go against my personal ethics, all that I believe in, to ask someone to take a supplement, or follow a specific way of eating, if I didn't KNOW that it was backed by something solid.

On the flip side, for years people have said that the BTD isn't backed by science, but my question is, if it doesn't work, then why have so many people been helped by it?  With that side, have not the last ten years been one of the greatest scientific experiments ever?  To answer that question, just browse this forum.........

I'm done.  Stepping off soapbox and exiting stage left...
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At this point, a great way that I see to overcome reviews like these (aside from word-of-mouth circulation, which is, of course, amazingly powerful), is for someone to collect a substantial body of phenomenal evidence to support that, in fact, the Genotype Diet does actually work, even if it might not seem "logical"... and that it works in a far superior and more long-lasting way than these other, conformist diets.

Last year, in a research methods class, I turned in a short suggestion that one possible clinical trial for the Blood Type Diet could entail the sequestering of research subjects in a controlled confines, whereby all their food would be supplied to them, and the efficacy of the diet could be most introvertibly established.

After having spent a few days at the IFHI convention in Phoenix last year, where I had the experience of having our food supplied to us, I've been convinced for some time that such a thing is definitely possible, and I would love to perform -- or see performed -- such a study to validate these D'Adamo diets.

Of course, you can only validate something so much, because dishonest people with some ulterior motive will never give you the satisfaction of admitting that, indeed, you have just validated whatever you've clearly just validated.  But the point is never to satisfy the corrupt; it's to satisfy the honest, because they're the true backbones of society anyway... they're the reliable ones with real money to spend, whose acknowledgement you're really after.  

All the others -- parasites of mind and stature -- will never admit it, but they do rely upon these people for just about everything in the end, including what to believe in, so targeting the honest is always your best policy.  Everything trickles down from them, in my calculation.  But they must be won over first, and thoroughness of evidence is their one essential requirement.

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I could care less if the President (well that's not a good example is it?!)   said that the GT diet was bunk... for me we each are our own personal scientist with our bodies.  I've tried um all like several here and nothing has worked as this has.
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I could care less if the President (well that's not a good example is it?!)   said that the GT diet was bunk... for me we each are our own personal scientist with our bodies.  I've tried um all like several here and nothing has worked as this has.


Since I started the diet and the suggested supplements about two weeks ago (if even that), I've lost ten pounds.
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Since I started the diet and the suggested supplements about two weeks ago (if even that), I've lost ten pounds.


That is wonderful!  If you haven't already, why don't you send your story thru to the genotype success story area on the genotype website?  
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"Truth goes through three phases. First it is rediculed, second it is violently opposed, third it is accepted as self evident."

or how about this  

Winston Churchill
Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is.

Cheers  everybody


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Truth is incontrovertible, ignorance can deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is.

You just gave me my new mantra.  I love it.

Here's another one I love:

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A million zeros is still zero.

which means, essentially, that no matter how many people are in support of a wrong idea, it's still wrong.
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Time: The book comes off about as scientific as telling Scorpios they should eat only food grown when Jupiter aligns with Mars.

Health:  The books strategy is based on anecdotal reports and one physicians loose interpretation of the complex genetic-science field.

The BTD books were full of explanations that went over most peoples head.  If he reader wanted even more scientific information, just look at the BTD website and the individualist.

The GTD book is written in a manor that everyone can understand.  I think that is a great approach.  It will reach more people.  Many in future additions there can be an appendix briefly stating where the science comes from and direct the reader to learn more via the websites.  

We all know and understand how much science went into the GTD.  We appreciate Dr. Ds hard work.


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You just gave me my new mantra.  I love it.

My pleasure !!  


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Here's another one I love:


which means, essentially, that no matter how many people are in support of a wrong idea, it's still wrong.

Exactly !!  


The older I get, the more wide-eyed I become.  
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It's a funny world that I've gotten myself in.
  • If you write a weighty tome, no publisher wants it and nobody wants to read it.
  • If you put the things in that allow an average person to relate to it, you alienate the academics.
  • If you write a diet book with information that everyone has come to expect, the critics will leave you alone, or even worse, ignore you.
  • Every other diet book author is suddenly your enemy.
  • If you hold a non-traditional degree, The American Dietetic Association, The American Medical Association and all their henchmen, will categorically reject you out of hand.
  • These two groups own the health pages of the glossy magazines in the USA, lock stock and barrel.


Ten years ago this would have been soul-crushing. I'm so much better at this game now. Probably the greatest effect of these types of articles (and I've seen it in practice) is that they tell a bunch of people, who might not have otherwise known, that I have a new book out.

If you want a metaphor about how I fit into this world, just look at how the media treats Ron Paul, one of the republican candidates for president. No matter if you agree with him or not, you have to realize that he is on a collision course with American politics.

Which results in the media:

1. Trivializing him when he says something germane (he was recently 'bounced' from Larry King, for reasons some people think stem from his platform on eliminating income tax).
2. Portraying him as a crack pot.
3. Securing the collusion of the other candidates, who all do a better job of playing by the rules.


No need to go any further with this. However I do appreciate the outpouring of support. You guys are wonderful.



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I never read such stupid reviews in my life as these two in Time and Health magazine.  It's more like, "how to trash a book in 3 sentences or less."  PITIFUL!


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Dr. D,

All my life I've been allergic to dairy.  Yet, I looked on your hunter foods list and saw Romano and parmesan cheeses, so I took a chance and bought some.

I ate a fourth of the Romano wedge and have had no adverse reaction whatsoever.  I'm astounded.  You were right.
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No need to go any further with this. However I do appreciate the outpouring of support. You guys are wonderful.



We're wonderful 'cause we found you!


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We all know and understand how much science went into the GTD.  We appreciate Dr. Ds hard work.

Yes, I can only imagine the amount of previous knowledge, new research, and intensive analysis that went into the GTD. Thank goodness you are willing to work hard.


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That is wonderful!  If you haven't already, why don't you send your story thru to the genotype success story area on the genotype website?  


I tried logging into the message boards over there, but the server was apparently having problems at this hour...
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If you write a weighty tome, no publisher wants it and nobody wants to read it.


Dr. D,

Perhaps you could publish a more unabridged "director's cut" version of the book, to satisfy all those who want more in-depth stuff?  

I think it would be a highly valuable resource.  
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Dr. D,

Perhaps you could publish a more unabridged "director's cut" version of the book, to satisfy all those who want more in-depth stuff?  

I think it would be a highly valuable resource.  


I second this! I want to know more.

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It's a funny world that I've gotten myself in.

If you write a weighty tome, no publisher wants it and nobody wants to read it.

If you put the things in that allow an average person to relate to it, you alienate the academics.

If you write a diet book with information that everyone has come to expect, the critics will leave you alone, or even worse, ignore you.

Every other diet book author is suddenly your enemy.

If you hold a non-traditional degree, The American Dietetic Association, The American Medical Association and all their henchmen, will categorically reject you out of hand.

These two groups own the health pages of the glossy magazines in the USA, lock stock and barrel.



Ten years ago this would have been soul-crushing. I'm so much better at this game now. Probably the greatest effect of these types of articles (and I've seen it in practice) is that they tell a bunch of people, who might not have otherwise known, that I have a new book out.

If you want a metaphor about how I fit into this world, just look at how the media treats Ron Paul, one of the republican candidates for president. No matter if you agree with him or not, you have to realize that he is on a collision course with American politics.

Which results in the media:

1. Trivializing him when he says something germane (he was recently 'bounced' from Larry King, for reasons some people think stem from his platform on eliminating income tax).
2. Portraying him as a crack pot.
3. Securing the collusion of the other candidates, who all do a better job of playing by the rules.


No need to go any further with this. However I do appreciate the outpouring of support. You guys are wonderful.


*marching back and forth in front of the flag, like General George S. Patton*

"There is one great thing that you people will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandchild on your knee and they ask you what you did in the Great Health Revolution, you WON'T have to cough, shift them to the other knee and say, "Well, your Granddaddy (or Grandmommy) pitched prescriptions in Louisiana." No, Sir, you can look them straight in the eye and say, "Kid, your Granddaddy (or Grandmommy) rode with the Great Genotype Army and a Son-of-a-@#%^%#@-#*&$% named Peter D'Adamo!"


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Perhaps you could publish a more unabridged "director's cut" version of the book, to satisfy all those who want more in-depth stuff?  


That is the normal flow of events. Witness:

ER-> LR-> Encyclopedia

Since success in one endeavor allows the opportunity for the next.


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Well, Time Magazine...reviewed GenoType and basically said, "there's no science behind it"

And apparently the person who wrote the review has zero street cred in the realm of deciding what has science behind it and what does not, as her bio states she is "a former English major" who enjoys going to publishing parties.  So, if she is going to state that there is no science behind something, I strongly suggest that good journalism would dictate that she BACK THAT STATEMENT UP.  But alas, she did not, thus rendering her opinion baseless.  Oh well.  Here is my comment to Dr. D.'s "File Under Futile" blog:

"Dr. D., consider the source. What qualifies her, pray tell, to judge the scientific merit of the book? (Answer Key: nada!) This is probably only the beginning of an onslaught of criticism, but dont feel bad. Some of the greatest folks in human history (Martin Luther King, Jr., Ghandi, Jesus of Nazareth, Al Gore, Galileo) attracted a lot of criticism. People often criticize that which threatens the mainstream view. Just do what all the greats do: soldier on with the truth."



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It gets tiresome, waiting for the masses to "catch up".
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It's a funny world that I've gotten myself in.
  • If you write a weighty tome, no publisher wants it and nobody wants to read it.
  • If you put the things in that allow an average person to relate to it, you alienate the academics.


In the field of cultural anthropology, there was a truly great student and teacher who went through this.  Her work was brilliant, yet she wrote in a style that was accessible to the masses, so she was criticized and sometimes dismissed in academic circles within her own field for that accessibility.  Personally, I think it is a gift to be able to communicate in a way that INcludes versus EXcludes.  In a way that educates and elucidates versus shuts out and obfuscates.  This person had that gift.  Her name was Margaret Mead.  You have that gift, too.
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Ten years ago this would have been soul-crushing. I'm so much better at this game now. Probably the greatest effect of these types of articles (and I've seen it in practice) is that they tell a bunch of people, who might not have otherwise known, that I have a new book out.

Dr. D., would it be possible to issue you a cyberhug?  If so, look out, here it comes:  {{((HUG))}}.  I'm proud of you for growing to realize this insight and adopting this relaxed-n-wise 'tude about this type of "review".  To quote a song that usually bugs me to no end/on so many levels, yet that I have to grudgingly admit does have a point that applies and is very apt in certain situations, such as this one:  Don't worry, be happy!

It's all good.  

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I do appreciate the outpouring of support. You guys are wonderful.

True!  



"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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Quoted from Dr. D
  • If you write a weighty tome, no publisher wants it and nobody wants to read it.
  • If you put the things in that allow an average person to relate to it, you alienate the academics.


An understandable dilemma, Dr. D, though me thinks that possibly you under-estimate the "average person". Either that, or your followers are not "average people". If you target the above-average person, and include your academic peers, then maybe the "word" will be spread that much faster. Anyway, I'm sure you've been through it a thousands times already. Just wanted you to know that I would really like to read a "weighty tome" on the subject. If you were the author, so much the better.


I'm onto you, 'euphoria'
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I would really like to read a "weighty tome" on the subject.


"Have a hunger for it" would be a more accurate description.



I'm onto you, 'euphoria'
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If so, look out, here it comes:  {{((HUG))}}.


I love ya' man.. (and woman)..


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The proof is in the pudding, so to speak . . .

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in the breakroom at work, minding my own business, eating lunch (and reading Nora Roberts latest In Death novel, if you must know--guilty pleasures rock!). A coworker came in (one of the Food Nazi squad), took a look at what I was eating--thinly sliced beef and onions with spring greens--shook her head and said, 'How can you believe that will make you healthy? Red meat is bad for you, it raises your cholesterol, you need whole wheat, etc etc blah blah." At which point I put down my book and said, "Who has lost and kept off fifty pounds this past two years? Who has normal blood pressure and blood sugar?" The coworker, who has been yo-yo dieting since I've met her, put on an extra twenty pounds by her own admission, and just spent two weeks taking care of her husband after his quintuple bypass, went red and shut up. I finished my lunch, put a bookmark in the chapter where I stopped and headed back to work, feeling full but not bloated and still just a bit hungry--all was right with the world.

Those of us who choose to work with Dr. D through the BTD and now the GTD know the truth of his efforts. Learning the science behind it all is a fantastic bonus for us and only makes it easier (and great fun!) to eat right for our type. All the nay-sayers, AMA flunkies, former English majors and corporate marauders in the world can't change that.


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....No, Sir, you can look them straight in the eye and say, "Kid, your Granddaddy (or Grandmommy) rode with the Great Genotype Army and a Son-of-a-@#%^%#@-#*&$% named Peter D'Adamo!"


You never seem to fail at making me laugh!
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ditto!


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Another quotation I like, "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." Albert Einstein
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that one is a perfect fit!!


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At which point I put down my book and said, "Who has lost and kept off fifty pounds this past two years? Who has normal blood pressure and blood sugar?" The coworker, who has been yo-yo dieting since I've met her, put on an extra twenty pounds by her own admission, and just spent two weeks taking care of her husband after his quintuple bypass, went red and shut up.


Oh Brig, that's priceless!  Way to go!

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An understandable dilemma, Dr. D, though me thinks that possibly you under-estimate the "average person". Either that, or your followers are not "average people".


I don't believe BTD/GTD adherents qualify as "average" people.  This may sound condescending, but it has been my experience that "average" people prefer to complain about problems instead of taking action to fix them.  Them prefer to numb their minds to pain, frustration, etc., by staying too busy, eating or drinking too much, or other vices.

From another point of view: People don't like pain.  Change is painful.  Therefore, people are only willing to change when they are convinced that the pain of changing is less than the pain of NOT changing.  That is how it played out for me.  I spent years believing I had "depression", hoping for a "magic pill" that that would cure me (depression is a symptom, not a disease in its own right, I don't care what the APA says!) (and once you've been diagnosed with "depression", everything that's wrong with you henceforth is also "depression", if the doctor isn't interesting in or capable of figuring out what is really wrong with you).  After 10+ years with 7 different prescription drugs, and spending most of 2006 playing "World of Warcraft" for 6-12 hours a day (my own particular vice), I finally woke up and decided I would have to take responsibility for getting well.  That decision set my feet on the path that eventually led to the BTD, and then the GTD.

Ok, sorry for ranting, I got a bit carried away...
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Drive55, I hear you. I used to subcontract my health to doctors. What I mean by that is I just basically did what they suggested or told me to do. And even though I was a healthy eater and followed a healthy lifestyle, what the BTD and Dr. D showed me is that I have a lot more control of my health than I ever thought. I will never subcontract my health to doctors again. I may employ them from time to time, but I will never put them in control of my health.


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I will never subcontract my health to doctors again. I may employ them from time to time, but I will never put them in control of my health.


Exactly, Don! Though, I had arrived at this way of thinking about 2 years before finding the BTD. Always seemed to have a closed mind towards "diets". It was the "live blood analyst" guy that I hired to show me what was going on in my blood who told me about the BTD. The point I was trying to make about the "average person" was that I don't think it is going to be  the "average person" (as described by D55) who will buy the GTD book (hope I'm wrong about that actually). I think it will be someone who is already on the path of self-health who will be steared in the direction of the GTD somewhere along the way. Anyway, that's how it worked for me. But then again, I wasn't "looking" for a diet book. For someone looking for just that, they will probably find the GTD sooner, and hopefully give it a good try.


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From another point of view: People don't like pain.  Change is painful.  Therefore, people are only willing to change when they are convinced that the pain of changing is less than the pain of NOT changing.


I can relate...  I got so tired of the pain and no one being able to determine why or what would make it better that I didn't have a choice but to look everywhere...  When someone pointed me in a direction that might help, I went...

Fortunately, it ended up with me finding BTD, and picking it up again after I had dropped it once...  It is a bit early to tell what the results are going to be with the GTD, but so far, I am really happy with the way I feel after 1 week.

I haven't been on a scale since I started, but don't really need to lose weight, only continue to clear the toxins and inflammation and maybe build some muscle to hold the bones together...

I also like Don's likeness to subcontracting my health to someone else.  No one cares about how I feel more than me, so why should I let them run the show?  


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Sorry, I posted my response on the wrong thread so I deleted it here. It's now on the View thread.

Drive55 thanks for replying! Aren't you sounding happier these days!! I'm so pleased!


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Sorry, I posted my response on the wrong thread so I deleted it here. It's now on the View thread.

Drive55 thanks for replying! Aren't you sounding happier these days!! I'm so pleased!


I trashed my reply, too, since it wouldn't make much sense without the context.

Thank you for making that observation, sometimes it's easy to forget how far I've come.  Remembering how true that is makes me even more happier!
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I thought I had posted on this thread but maybe I didn't - can't seem to find it anyway.  I sent an e-mail to this gal about her "review" and told her, among other things....., that her review was about as scientific as hospital housekeepers gossiping in the breakroom. These pompous know-nothings get on my nerves - only because they may keep an unwell person from getting help. Not that the unwell person wouldn't be interested but those looking after them might not. I've decided this GTD is majorly catching. Of course, I have a tendency to get really excited about something different that has to do with health issues when it makes all kinds of sense to me.  That has not happened very many times in my life.... Sad to say.  Anyway, people around me know this, so when I start improving and showing obvious results, they get really excited too. My children and their wives and their wives' families are sitting up and taking notice. Big time. So I mean to be a success with this if there is any way possible.  Just for instance, some of you may remember me complaining about the lack of REAL yogurt on the market. Well, I found some that I felt pretty sure was, but yesterday evening I gave it a big trial. I had a totally compliant lunch so there wouldn't be any after-affects of something lurking around, waited about five hours before I did the  test. I ate a whole cup of this yogurt with a little maple syrup stirred in it. Man, was that stuff good!!! and felt SOOOOOOOO good in my stomach! Okay, well and good - but the next test was what my stomach felt like when I ate something else later. A couple of hours later I ate a light meal and there were no stomach pains whatsoever!!!!! I slept great last night and have had NO stomach pains today. So I think anyone would agree that I can indeed eat this yogurt! I am so happy to have a good source of calcium that I can eat and enjoy. I feel so good I can hardly sit still - about the only times I sit for any length of time is when I am on this computer and eating!!!!!!! With the histories some of us have, it is no wonder that we among all people know how to appreciate the absolute bliss of really feeling well.
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look at the amount of drug ads you see in your Time magazine and the review makes sense...anything that is going to lower the profits of Time drug advertisers is not going to be looked on in favour


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