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Well, my first round of testing is done and concluded.  He definitely found things that would be messing with me and told me so.  It's not "all in my head".  He said, "No, it's in your body, not your head."    Good news is he doesn't see anything really serious thus far.  

Bad things found:

#1 There is more bad stuff in my gut than good.  For some reason I have "No Growth" of Lactobacillus species and I should have more Escherichia coli and bifodobacterium.  I think.  Also I have other bad flora that the numbers are too high.  Pseudonomas aeruginosa and mucoid Escherichia coli.  Bad, bad flora, get out.  It's weird, I had been taking a Pro Biotic that my Chiro prescribed but it must have died or something.  Or wasn't any good.  I performed this test only a couple days after starting to take the Polyflora.  I may have to try taking it at night like someone suggested.  I do have a little yeast too but it's not terrible.  There's other stuff too that I don't quite get everything but the gist is I'm having a little bit of trouble digesting but my absorbing is OK.  

#2 My dopamine and seretonin levels are way too low.  This is probably being caused by #3

#3.  I have no glutathione-s-transferase in my system due to genetics.  I guess this acid, enzyme, whatever it is helps turn the heavy metals in your body into water soluble particles and get rid of them.  So in other words, for 36 years heavy metals have been building in my system and not getting flushed.    It's one thing to try and reduce them, but it's another to not have any ability to get rid of them.

#4 My immune system is in a mode of fighting something but apparently doesn't need to be.  I don't quite understand this one but he said it's locked and it creates antibodies and doesn't get rid of them very easily.

He said the main thing that is more than likely zapping me is the inability to detox heavy metals.  Because that can block all kinds of neurotransmitters and play havoc on every system in your body.

Good news is: there is nothing serious going on.  The immune test that shows if you're fighting cancer or lymphoma or AIDS or something shows all good.

The other good news is that he is prescribing supplements that should help fix what is ailing me.  In fact, I'm already taking heavy metal binder right now that he prescribed when I first got muscle tested for supplements.  I'm on about a dozen things right now and he has about a dozen more to muscle test me when I go back next week.  I may or may not need all of them, but that's what I'll find out.

Thank you all for listening.  Hopefully things will straighten out sooner than later. As far as diet goes, he said just follow the BTD.  There were some other things but my mind is blown right now and these I think were the main things.



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I heard that people who build up iron should give blood.  Would that work for heavy metal build-up?  I also have heard that Chlorella is good for pulling the metal toxins out of your body.

Anyway, Iím glad you found a doctor that can really help you solve your medical problems and get back on the road to health.


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ABnoway you don't eat yogurt or drink kefir?
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what if it turns out you are an explorer, and thus the detox issue....slow acetylator and thus 3.....interesting...


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ABnoway you don't eat yogurt or drink kefir?


Actually all the time.  I'm not sure whats up with that.  I don't think I asked him why it is, he just seems to think the supplement he has will help.  It may be because I'm not digesting like I should.  Therefore the benefits of the food aren't as great.  Or it may be that the bad flora has been winning.  I don't know.  Or maybe it has something to do with the build up of heavy metals.  Not sure.  Keep in mind though, I buy organic STORE bought yogurt and kefir.  It's pasteurized and I don't know if that kills those good guys too much or not.  I have yet to have any made from raw milk.  I do know someone that is supposedly doing it from raw milk.  I should call her.  But Dr.D's book says you are subject to other bacteria then, possibly.

Lola, I don't know exactly what you mean, but anything is possible.  I have not even cracked the book on the GTD.  I'm scared too.  I should probably but, one thing at a time.  But the genetics definitely point to the Absence of Glutathione-s-transferase.  According to him.  I did ask him about diabetes and he said even though the report said something about it, he doesn't think that's the problem.

Thank you guys for your support!!!!


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I just remembered, even 3 weeks ago when I took that test, it shows my PH was acidic.  Like 6.1 or something.  Now, when I've tested it the last week it hit 7.25.  The doc said that bad flora will live in the acidic environment better.  I guess some live in alkali too, but Dr.D says an AB should be slightly alkali.


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#2 My dopamine and seretonin levels are way too low.  This is probably being caused by #3

#3.  I have no glutathione-s-transferase in my system due to genetics.  I guess this acid, enzyme, whatever it is helps turn the heavy metals in your body into water soluble particles and get rid of them.  So in other words, for 36 years heavy metals have been building in my system and not getting flushed.    It's one thing to try and reduce them, but it's another to not have any ability to get rid of them.

#4 My immune system is in a mode of fighting something but apparently doesn't need to be.  I don't quite understand this one but he said it's locked and it creates antibodies and doesn't get rid of them very easily.

He said the main thing that is more than likely zapping me is the inability to detox heavy metals.  Because that can block all kinds of neurotransmitters and play havoc on every system in your body.

...Hopefully things will straighten out sooner than later.


This not only sounds like a GT4 (Explorer) like Lola mentioned above, but when that is combined with your doctor wanting you to take/eat artichoke (an AB bloodtype diet avoid that you were concerned about earlier) I have to wonder all the more about your staying with the BTD instead of switching to the GTD because artichokes are a Super Diamond food for Explorers.

I know that you told Lola (and me in another thread) that you do not want to get into the GTD yet because you want to do only one thing at a time. This is making me wonder if you understand that the GTD and the BTD are two different diets. The GTD is not just an extension or more complicated version of the BTD.

If you look into it now and find that the GTD would benefit you more than the BTD it would save you recovery time. That is the part that I am concerned about. Also, if you find out later that you would do better with the GTD than you will with the BTD you will have to relearn your food lists yet again.

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As I understand, most of the good bacteria in cultured dairy or supplements never makes it to your gut, because it dies in your stomach (from the acid).  There is a process called microencapsulation(?) used in some probiotics that supposedly protects the most of the bacteria from stomach acid, so it makes it to your gut alive!
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What about Dr. D's probiotic? Have you tried that one?
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Chanur, you could be correct.  I'm not taking "Artichokes".  It's artichoke leaf exract. And when he muscle tested me, my body said AOK.  Maybe there's a difference between the 2.  But I'm not saying you're wrong.  It could very well be that that's what I need.  Maybe I should read it.  It's sitting here, just waiting.

Drive55, thanks, that would explain it.

Mayflowers, I started taking polyflora about 3 days before I took that stool test.  So, it may be working, but didn't have enough time to show.


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My point with the artichokes was that you need something in them...what exactly I have no clue, but the extract is obviously coming from the artichokes which means you need them even if it's in extract form. You said your body's feedback confirmed this. That is an over-riding of your AB core needs in favor of something else that is also a part of your own personal physical makeup. Maybe, what your AB core needs is a "blanket" or new wardrobe furnished by GTD like Dr. D was talking about in his most recent blog.

I went back and re-read your original post from back on March 10th. The more I read it the more it says GT4 (Explorer) to me.

Please forgive me if this sounds mouthy, but I can't think of any way to put it that sounds less abrasive: You assumed you were an A and have suffered the consequences because you are really an AB. Now, you have assumed that you need the BTD more than the GTD. Are you sure you really want to make another assumption that could be wrong when you could so easily find out for sure one way or the other?
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Chanur,

Thank you for going out on a limb to try and educate me.  I appreciate it.  I know you are trying to help.  As I said before, you could be correct.  Maybe I need to read the book.     

Now that being said, I don't know if artichoke LEAF extract in pill form and artichokes are like eating the same thing.  But, possibly they are.  And quite possibly I'd be better off on the GTD.  I'm not trying to argue, but this stuff can be overwhelming.  There is SO MUCH information out there, and it's only good for you if it is correct.  I could tell that changing from an A to an AB made a positive difference in my body.  So, I was happy for that, making another leap is a little more scary.  I just want  to get better.  So maybe I will have to try something new.  I don't know.  I've had two different doctors now confirm that heavy metals are an issue with me and I'm not sure if changing the BTD would do anything to help me get rid of them or not.  Seems to me if I'm not getting rid of heavy metals, it doesn't matter what I eat, it's going to mess me up.  That doesn't mean I'm just eating whatever.  I realize that following the diet closely helps you get your body in the best order it should be.  Also, hopefully organic food have less toxins and metals but you can't avoid them completely.  They're in the air, water and foods.

I will probably be more open to reading the book now, because of this thread and you guys helping me.  It would be interesting if I could somehow see the link to the genetic test I've had done and the genetic theory behind my GTD.  Whatever GTD I am.  You guys have my interest piqued.

How did you see my original post?  I thought it was all, poooof!  

Thank you again.


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Maybe I need to read the book.  


It can't hurt.  You do sound like an Explorer, and chances are strong that the GTD will be better for you than the BTD.

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I could tell that changing from an A to an AB made a positive difference in my body.  So, I was happy for that, making another leap is a little more scary.  I just want  to get better.  So maybe I will have to try something new.  I don't know.


I had to do a lot of changing before I got better.  BTD was an indispensably important foundation for those changes, but not enough by itself.  After some time on the BTD, I had to get secretor tested, and I changed to the nonnie diet.  Then I incorporated some big life changes from my adrenal fatigue book to get a bit better.  Then I cut out gluten, and I got even better.  Each of these steps gave me improvements in health, but I had to take the next step to get above the plateau.  GTD may be the next step for you!
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here s great advice on how to make that transition, gradually, for those in doubt.....
http://www.4yourtype.com/which.asp


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Thank you Lola.  I'll check it out.

Drive, believe me, the BTD is not the only thing I've changed in the last year and a half for my health.  There was a point when my candida numbers were "off the charts" according to my ND, that I did not eat barely any fruit besides lemons and Blueberries.  I figured blueberries didn't taste that sweet, therefore they must not have too much sugar in them.  Plus they're really good for you. It was the only treasure I allowed myself.  I also didn't eat ANY kind of bread for about 2-3 months.  I even changed jobs which was a monumental thing and affected my whole family.  These are not the only things either.

The resistance to change to GTD is more out of ignorance in knowing the science behind it, and being skeptical about that.  I don't see how things that are bad for your blood type are all of a sudden good because of GTD.  It seems to be a contradiction.  Again, I'm pleading ignorance, but yet it is a valid question.  And because I haven't read the book, I haven't had that answered yet.  Also, I'm a Bible believing Christian and have a different "theory" on the timeline of the earth.  With the BTD, I can overlook that because of the science behind how blood "reacts" with foods is completely scientifical.  I'm not saying GTD isn't.  I'm saying I'm ignorant and it's one of the questions that has kept me from devouring it right away.  

Along with the fact that again, change takes time sometimes.  I was just learning how to be good with the BTD.  Real Good.  It takes time and effort to learn how to prepare foods a certain way, buy new things, etc.  I feel like I have just started, now I may have to change again?  I'm not afraid of change if I think it will help and it's the right thing.  Obviously I'm not convinced yet, but again, it's out of ignorance.  I'm sure I will not remain in "ignorance" forever about the GTD, but as I said, my concerns that I have stated and have slowed it down a bit.     If my memory serves me correctly, you were trying to do a cross between the both of them, which is supposedly not recommended.  Nothing happens overnight.  


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I see that on this page, http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GT4-3P I seem to fit the description of 3 out of 4 of the explorer problems. Definitely not with being too heavy though. Just the opposite.

  But then when looking at the link that Lola gave me, there's definitely issues in my gut and it says to stick with BTD for that.

You tell me if I shouldn't be confused?????  


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NAP s purpose is not to confuse but to help guide you through the transition.


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I know.  I started reading it already.  Just now.  Maybe I'll learn something this afternoon.     I'm reading with a skeptical eye though.  CHANGE YOUR GENES?????  


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How did you see my original post?  I thought it was all, poooof!  
Nope, no poofing was done. It's all right here.

ABNoWay + = a great big THANK YOU from Chanur for looking into GTD.

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Hi AB no way.. it wouldn't hurt to invest a few dollars in the GTD book, and keep it with you until your inner voice tells you it is time to look at it; re your beliefs, you do not have to ditch them, just move through to the chapters that have a practical application; I am profoundly grateful that I moved through and also found the answer to a very small (compared with yours) medical problem by doing so. As you have discovered there is a gang of friends here who will support you at every step.



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Thanks Jenny.  I have to admit, I'm on page 7 and I'm kind of excited.  What hit home is that blood type is only 1 gene out of 300,000 or something like that.  

If genetically speaking, I don't detox heavy metals well, especially if I'm absent of this glutathione-s-transferase, how can what you eat make it better?  


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Fight a Specific Health Challenge Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type and add the super beneficial foods found in the eight specific diets in Dr. DíAdamoís health Library

AB, did you see this at the bottom of the page Lola pointed you to? GTD doesn't build a fence around you! You CAN make this work. I have had gut issues like crazy but the Geno diet is working all these things out for me. Just like magic!!!!!!!!!!!
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once you determine your gt, it will help determine
if you are one of the gts which have trouble detoxing......the diet is aimed to balance each and every one of the gts and the food lists are specially designed to cope with those vulnerable spots.


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#3.  I have no glutathione-s-transferase in my system due to genetics.

I would really like to know how he came to this pronouncement. It is my understanding that the liver produces glutathione and what makes him think your liver won't produce some more??? If you indeed had none when you were tested, that doesn't mean you forevermore won't have have it, I wouldn't think. To me, that is almost like saying, sorry, you don't have a head and it is due to genetics! Does he do genetic testing????

I do wish Dr. D. had something in the KnowledgeBase for Dummies that was clear enough for me to understand. There is something there about it all right but not anything that I could find that would tell a person what to do if they were "lacking" it. My guess is, though, if you get your body in better shape, you won't have any lack of  glutathione-s-transferase. Anyway, his saying that it is a "genetic" factor only makes it more critical that you get started on the Geno diet, IMO.
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CHANGE YOUR GENES?????  


Ok, I'll fill you in a little bit on this.  GTD doesn't change your genes, it changes how they are expressed.  I mutes troublemakers and turns up the volume on good guys.  BTD takes an approach of affecting biological processes directly, for instance eliminating foods that contribute to inflammation.  GTD works at a deeper level, influencing those processes by fine-tuning the genes that are involved, for example turning up the volume on the genes that produce glutathione-s-transferase.  Certain foods that may cause trouble at the chemical or tissue level can also improve genetic expression on the intercellular level.  Once the genetics, or should I say epigenetics, have been corrected, the tissue-level troubles aren't as significant (ideally).

Not the case for everybody, though, like me.  I'm already skinny, so when GTD made me lose more weight, I figured it was time to go back to straight BTD.  That, and the calculator said BTD was better for me!
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