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Mayflowers
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 5:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I have to say that I feel...younger since being on the GTD!  It's only been about a month and a half. I'm feeling it mentally...so soon, I hope to see some physical changes! (weight wise)

Has anyone noticed any actual mental or physical changes?
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Quoted from 815

Has anyone noticed any actual mental or physical changes?


No question about it, Mayflowers, there are physical and mental changes that the diet just keeps on giving!!! Incredible and amazing!!

I feel younger, think faster, handle stress better, clothes fit better, stomach pain continues to be gone and this alleviates the urge to eat all the time too!! Many more pluses besides these.....
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   I'm more alert, less of the old afternoon slumps on GTD, unless I have wheat (which is sometimes unavoidable).    Also my eczema has all but cleared up, something I've had since I was a baby.  

Just have to wean myself off that little splash of milk in my morning cup of tea, ensure I stay wheat free and add more diamond foods to my daily intake and I reckon I'll be bouncing round like tigger  


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Not to be gross but my Mom and I both have been having better BM's.  I think mine are more due to the AB Polyflora but I'm sure the diet is not hurting.  The only thing she changed afaik is going to the Gatherer diet from the B diet.

I have had a little more energy too.  I think mine is a combination of a couple things, Nomad diet being one.


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Cool. (Not to mention the supplements Dr. D prescribed are probably doing their job)

ABNoWay, my dad was an AB+Sec. Do you have high blood pressure?
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I've had problem nails for years and since doing the GTD, they are looking a lot better...stronger, shinier

Also...I have always felt I was underweight which makes sense since Hunters have a great metabolism...well mine was a little too high and I feel I wasn't absorbing nutrients well. I've gained 10 pounds (165 to 175)I'm 6ft.... since being on the GTD I feel much stronger.


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I have noticed that my detox is much more constant...  While on BTD, I would have a period of really heavy detox, then a recovery period.  Now, the degree of detox is much more even, although not as heavy as the heaviest parts before...  It is much easier to deal with the same level rather than a roller coaster, although constant pain is never fun.

Other possible explanations:  
I have changed /added other nutraceutical and homeopathic products to limit damage to surrounding tissue from the pesticides / heavy metals being detoxed.

As more junk is removed, it may be easier for the body to regulate the flow, so it naturally became more constant...


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Well its been just under 2 months since I visited the clinic...probably 7 weeks or so...so I think its time for an update.  My stomach has healed more in this short time than it has from any other attempt (and I've tried oh so many) over the last 7 years.  I tried cow milk yogurt and I'm very happy to report my stomach hummed afterwards.  Considering I couldn't even eat beef because it was from a cow without having excruciating stomach pains, shortness of breath, tingly/num hands and feet, and really bad "D"...this is a huge feat!!!! Up until Saturday though I was still having really really low energy, even walking felt like a process...but then sunday I decided to try steak since the yogurt did well...and I had the biggest burst of energy afterwards and ran home to work out which I haven't been able to do in months.  Thinking back to when I first attempted the BTD last August, I had started to have an increase in energy much sooner than I felt these past 7 weeks and realized I had been eating lamb almost everyday which I haven't at all these last 7 weeks.  Naturally I have a tendency to go for the carbs, whether its bread, veggies or fruit.  So for the last couple days I've been eating protein with every meal and I've been able to work out these past few days.  Next grocery trip I'm stocking up on lamb!!  So while my stomach is healing up and energy seems to be on the upswing, I'm hoping my hormones will start to sort out soon-cause yikes!!    
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Mayflowers; No, last three times it was checked it was 100/70 every time baby.  I'd say that's pretty good.  I do have high cholesterol though.  

ABJoe; How do you know you're detoxing? What I mean is, what symptoms help you know?  You mentioned pain.  Can you be more specific?  I think I may be going through the same thing but I'm not even sure.  


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Quoted from 815
I have to say that I feel...younger since being on the GTD!  It's only been about a month and a half. I'm feeling it mentally...so soon, I hope to see some physical changes! (weight wise)

Has anyone noticed any actual mental or physical changes?


Mayflowers we still don't know how old you are.. so we can see how young you feel..




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(heavily sighing..) I'm 52 as of last week.
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Are you telling us we missed your birthday?   Many happy returns for last week Mayflowers!  


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(heavily sighing..) I'm 52 as of last week.


Oh, come on, Mayflowers! Fifty two can be so much fun! Hope you had a very nice birthday! I can just see that this diet is going to make you feel like forty again come your next birthday if you stick with it! And I am not kidding!
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Well I kind of hinted to Drea on another thread, but she didn't get it.. Mine's within a couple of days of hers. Thank you ladies!

I wasn't expecting to actually feel younger with the GTD. I was just looking for longevity and basic good health. This is very cool.
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Great thread...I think that the GTD is working miracles for me...when I first started I thought that I couldn't wait until the day that I could get back my black dot foods...now I don't care of I do or not because I'm so used to the "plan" & loving it that I have no need to expand it.  
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Mayflowers...I spend a lot of time in Jersey City, NJ on our boat...if you're not too far from there we should get together if you're at all inclined...meeting another Dr. D fan would be very nice.  
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Well I kind of hinted to Drea on another thread, but she didn't get it.. Mine's within a couple of days of hers. Thank you ladies!

I wasn't expecting to actually feel younger with the GTD. I was just looking for longevity and basic good health. This is very cool.


Aha the penny drops at last, so that's why you ate out twice last week.        So many clues, can't believe I missed it lol


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I was having a lot of food sensitivities on the O Sec diet, even to Beneficials.  Now my digestion is much better, and I can eat every Superfood I've tried.  I attribute this to eliminating all gluten containing grains.  I've also gained a few much needed pounds.
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Aha the penny drops at last, so that's why you ate out twice last week.        So many clues, can't believe I missed it lol




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Mayflowers...I spend a lot of time in Jersey City, NJ on our boat...if you're not too far from there we should get together if you're at all inclined...meeting another Dr. D fan would be very nice.


Sure! Maybe we can get Dr. D to pull up in his boat and visit a spell!
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I'm finding this healing process going very slowly but consistently and the ability for me to measure
improvement is happening in "waves" ...some very good days and weeks and then another week or few days of repeated detoxing.  It's happened to me continually since January when I began the Warrior diet.  I've had everything from skin reactions (breakouts ...strange places...backs of arms, shoulders...neck).  I'm way too old for acne.  And I've also had days where my gut is perfect only to have a few  days when I unload more toxins again.  I've felt the same about aches
and pains....Many good days but often a few where I'm feeling a little worse, then suddenly much
better. So I think I'm making great progress because I'm sure my body is releasing toxins when it's ready to unload more.  I must be a bottomless pit of toxins.

I've realized that I'm most likely to have an outpouring of toxins when I eat more and more diamond foods.  One day I ate 15 of them and the next day I felt worse.  BUT, the day after that I felt much much better.  Some days I slow down my intake of diamonds to slow down potential toxin release.

The super foods are no problem for me at all.  They are the bulk of my diet every day.

It's a brilliant diet and I love it. I will stick with it for life.  I haven't reached the 6 month point
yet...but I have no doubt that I will be in a better place the longer I stay on this diet.


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Very nice Chole.   I have to say that I feel the effect of avoids more intensely now, than when on the BTD by itself.  I had some vegetarian Indian the other night and it had..tomatoes as an ingredient..I felt sick the next day and I knew it was the tomatoes. I even took Deflect and I still felt sick.  
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Quoted from Chloe
I'm finding this healing process going very slowly but consistently and the ability for me to measure
improvement is happening in "waves" ...some very good days and weeks and then another week or few days of repeated detoxing.  It's happened to me continually since January when I began the Warrior diet.  I've had everything from skin reactions (breakouts ...strange places...backs of arms, shoulders...neck).  I'm way too old for acne.  And I've also had days where my gut is perfect only to have a few  days when I unload more toxins again.  I've felt the same about aches
and pains....Many good days but often a few where I'm feeling a little worse, then suddenly much
better. So I think I'm making great progress because I'm sure my body is releasing toxins when it's ready to unload more.  I must be a bottomless pit of toxins.

I've realized that I'm most likely to have an outpouring of toxins when I eat more and more diamond foods.  One day I ate 15 of them and the next day I felt worse.  BUT, the day after that I felt much much better.  Some days I slow down my intake of diamonds to slow down potential toxin release.

The super foods are no problem for me at all.  They are the bulk of my diet every day.

It's a brilliant diet and I love it. I will stick with it for life.  I haven't reached the 6 month point
yet...but I have no doubt that I will be in a better place the longer I stay on this diet.



Well, if those are truly symptoms of detox, which hopefully they are, just think of all the good you're doing your body.  That's how I feel about it but mine are more just the weird aches and pains.  Not so much skin stuff.  Sorry to hear that.




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Chloe, that sounds kind of like me.  Are you having Candida die-off?


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Hi guys, all your results sound great!

I have to admit that at the beginning of the GTD I was sceptical about if it would have any effect. Sure, wasn't I eating BTD for nearly 9 years at that stage and IT was supposed to be the end of all questions regarding what to eat!

Well it sounds from all your testimonies that I was wrong- as for me, the only way I could describe my own improvement to my mum was this:
On the BTD I felt 'freshly washed', now I feel 'whiter than white' !

(By the way, this is a slogan for washing powder in my part of the world- just in case you are wondering )





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Hello all you Babes!

The most noticeable change for me is that I quickly dropped 11 pounds and it has stayed off.  I've been trying to get rid of that excess baggage for decades, and now it's effortless.

Also, my skin has cleared up.  I've always had good skin, but now I don't get that little spot that appeared every couple on months on my chin.  Wrinkles seem to be less noticeable also.

I am having very satisfactory BM's with no digestive discomfort.  That's a real plus!  And I am sleeping better.

Well, just a great big YAY for Dr. D.!  



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ABJoe; How do you know you're detoxing? What I mean is, what symptoms help you know?  You mentioned pain.  Can you be more specific?  I think I may be going through the same thing but I'm not even sure.  


Chloes post above is how I used to feel using BTD - the waves.  Now I have settled into an almost constant level of removal...

I don't know how to describe it fully, but I have one intensity (more sharp, stabbing) of pain when I eat avoids and a different intensity (less intense, combination of itch and pain) of pain when it is a healing hurt...  

I know I am detoxing because I have some of the same pains I would if I ate specific avoids, but I know that I'm not eating them, so they must be being removed from stores within the body.  I also know that I am losing the little fat that I had gained and am back to a skinny little frame - only now I have many "cysts", highly concentrated toxin deposits between the skin and muscle.  These are being broken down (expanding, softening, reducing back down to a hard lump, and after some time, repeating the cycle) and removed.  Two of the cysts have been pushed to the surface of the shin and removed from the surface with the use of "Indian Herb" from a company in TX.  I just started removal of an additional cyst from my wrist area that had started pushing through the skin.

My body is also very good at telling me when I need something.  I will get a headache in a very specific spot that runs from just behind my temple on both sides, up and meets above my forehead just at the hairline.  When I start to get an ache here, I know that I need some nutrient, etc...  It is then a matter of muscle response testing to determine what substance is being requested.  I use a variety of tests to determine Yes / No answers to questions to find a result or if I can't think of the right thing, the ache keeps getting stronger and I can be "drawn" to the item or it will suddenly be "obvious" - I get a mental flash and know what I need.

Since I have been detoxing so much, I have been visiting a Contact Reflex Analyst (medical practitioner) who uses Muscle Response testing of the energy meridians in the body to determine what the health of specific organs is, what is causing the problem, and how to fix it.  She has access to many substances to aid the process that are "practitioner only" that I wouldn't be able to make the same progress without her.

I hope this answers some questions. I am sure it prompts many more as well.  I would never have thought this type of healing was possible 15 years ago, and pooh-poohed it when she started talking about it, but when I walked in a bit run-down and she diagnosed walking pneumonia and treated it (with results that proved that my lungs were full of "water") without me losing a day of work, I became a believer that she knew more than I.

I know that the GTD is helping immensely because even with BTD, I didn't feel as good as I do  now and the body was shifting closer to what the GTD is now by itself...



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Well done AB Joe, what a story! So glad you jumped in the deep end (well, allowed yourself to be pushed).
I have been finding lately that I vary between great energy and youthfulness, and the opposite, when I feel almost nauseous. I have to assume that the latter are detox moments.
Another strange thing is that my sensory equipment seems to be improved, and I can smell other people's halitosis more than I ever have...I am almost getting paranoid about it, and wonder about my own!!! Like someone earlier in the thread, I am less and less interested in black dot items, and find enough variety in the left hand column.Also I am dreaming more, and allowing some slightly nightmarish items to arise in my consciousness which I must have been suppressing before. But I sleep deeply and well, even with plenty of coffee



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ABJoe, it's interesting that you talk about "flashing" on a particular food.  I tend to do the same, though I didn't know a word to put with it.  I'm having the same thing happen to me, where I go along fine for a week or two then --WHAM--  I'm hit with what we call a crash.  It lasts a few hours or a day and then it goes away.  I had thought it was Candida die-off, and it may partly be, but it's gotten me to thinking, hearing you other Warriors talk about the same thing.

I had a crash last night.  I just suddenly got a headache and my legs started hurting (very specific places on my legs), and I had to lay down.  I felt horrible.  The children just had a free-for-all while I lay face-down on the bed.  Eventually my husband came in and asked me if he could get me anything.  He brought me some green tea and some Emergen-C, but I kept swirling foods around in my head waiting on something to come to me.  Finally I sat up and said, "I need some red lentil soup with a lot of sea salt and tumeric."  Well, it was bedtime, so I decided just to go to bed and make lentil soup today.  I'm only feeling slightly better today.  I've just dragged around doing laundry and such, and sitting out in the rain with the kids (it's great fun if you've never tried it).  I made lentil soup this afternoon and plan on eating it for supper.  Maybe that'll make me feel better since that's what "flashed" in my head.


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I had a crash last night.  I just suddenly got a headache and my legs started hurting (very specific places on my legs), and I had to lay down.  I felt horrible.  The children just had a free-for-all while I lay face-down on the bed.  Eventually my husband came in and asked me if he could get me anything.  He brought me some green tea and some Emergen-C, but I kept swirling foods around in my head waiting on something to come to me.  Finally I sat up and said, "I need some red lentil soup with a lot of sea salt and tumeric."  Well, it was bedtime, so I decided just to go to bed and make lentil soup today.  I'm only feeling slightly better today.  I've just dragged around doing laundry and such, and sitting out in the rain with the kids (it's great fun if you've never tried it).  I made lentil soup this afternoon and plan on eating it for supper.  Maybe that'll make me feel better since that's what "flashed" in my head.

It does seem like the pain after eating an avoid is more general, whereas, the pain from detox or needing something is much more local.

I like to walk in the rain...  I don't mind squishing in my shoes, but I don't like just sitting in the wet...  If I'm sitting under a shelter just watching and listening to the rain, it is very peaceful for me...

I've wanted to post about the needs just becoming an awareness to me, but hadn't thought of a way to write it so people would understand...  Glad I finally just spit it out and got the feedback...  You guys are the best!


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ABJoe, thanks for the explanation.  I get sort of like you're saying, "Itchy burning pains" in some muscle areas.  Inside of my legs and arms primarily.  And it seems to go after my left side more than my right for some reason.  I have taken holy basil when needed and it seems to help.  I guess it's an anti inflammatory.  

As far as the meridian thing, we took my Son to a chiro who had been trained in Nambudrapad's allergy elimination treatments when he was younger because his eczema was so bad and most of it was linked to food allergies.  They used accupressure and it worked.  There is something about this whole energy fields in the body that I don't understand and most regular doctors would call it kookie, but theres something to it.  For my son, it helped calm him, helped made him less itchy, and more foods did not make his eczema worse.  He got ALOT better.  I thanked God we found that, because just avoiding all the foods was probably not very good for his health.  He only ate rice cakes, raisins, apple sauce and goats milk.  I kid you not, that was his only diet for about a year.  Then this Allergy Elimination stuff opened up the door for more foods.  My point is, it sounds weird, but it seems to work.  Even as a Christian, I can find parallels with how Jesus healed people.  Anyways, enough about that.

Ribbit.  I had the same kind of day too.  I was feeling really well for the last two weeks and yesterday I felt really strange.  Light headed at times, my temperature was really low and then went too high in the evening.  Just felt strange all around.  When I start feeling new strange I count a good thing, because I think it means things are changing.  And I think for the better.  But it seems like I'll get set backs while going up.  I hope you feel better.  I'm not that good at diagnosing what foods I need yet, but I have thought things like that.  With you guys talking about it, I'll be more aware of it now and see if I can do the same thing.  The ND I used to go to called them "healing crisis".  I hope he was right.


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I do that in every area of life, not just foods.  I'll swirl stuff around in my mind (or actually it swirls itself), sometimes for days (and nights, unfortunately), then something will surface out of the swirling, and I'll know what the answer is.  I'm usually right, whether it makes sense or not.  Lentil soup was what I needed and I feel great now.


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You swirl stuff in your mouth for days? Tell me, how do you brush your teeth? ...lol Hope you feel better today.
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Unexpected changes..
No more Blepheritis
Increased sense of smell.
Increase in bowel motility
Increase in stool bulk
Sense of smell changing
Increase in energy
Overall sense of well being/exuberance
Decrease in fingerprint white lines.. easier to clean my hands after digging in the dirt without gloves

Decrease in facial hair
Decrease in headaches from PMS
Decrease in ear wax
Increase in dreams...



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The oddball detox symptoms were a little distracting.  But overall I am finally getting stronger.  My tendonitis is much less painful and I am finally feeling stronger now.  More like an explorer should be.  As though I am finally growing some muscles now.  

On the BTD arthritis support diet, I felt as though I had reached a plateau.  As long as I stayed exactly on the diet, I was OK.  But I never really got any better.   My candida overgrowth is gone for good now.  I've had it since I as a kid, probably since I had baby teeth fillings (which could have leaked mercury, thus  promoting the candidia overgrowth).  I can trace back mental and health problems to my early school years, when I first received the fillings.  Anyway, my body got all geared up to fight the infection and probably started taking resources away from my muscles.  Which is OK in the short term, but I'm 37 years old now and that's almost 30 years of candida overgrowth.  I never would have believed myself to be of a 'muscular' genotype because I could never get my muscles to grow, not even with all the exercises my physiotherapists gave me.  It was so frustrating.  

But that's all over now.  It's still hard to believe  , but I am definitely stronger now.  It was painful to switch to eating foods that BTD arthritis O nonsecretors should avoid or limit but eventually my body calmed down and actually became stronger.     This is so cool!  

I actually seem to be losing weight and inches now too.  I figure that I might have had toxins not just in my fat cells but also in some muscles and maybe some nerves.  Those toxins needed to be cleared out first.  

I have to track the inches as well as pounds  because muscle weighs more than fat.  If I'm finally gaining muscle it will make me leaner but not lighter.  So I might seem to be losing at a slower rate than I really am.  What ever!    Strong and healthy is all I ask for.  All that I've been asking for.  For so long now.  This genotype diet really is the answer to my prayers.  Sometimes God says yes, sometimes no, and sometimes God says 'wait'.


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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Unexpected changes..
No more Blepheritis
Increased sense of smell.
Increase in bowel motility
Increase in stool bulk
Sense of smell changing
Increase in energy
Overall sense of well being/exuberance
Decrease in fingerprint white lines.. easier to clean my hands after digging in the dirt without gloves

Decrease in facial hair
Decrease in headaches from PMS
Decrease in ear wax
Increase in dreams...


Wow Dottie, so similar to mine--but I will have to look up blepheritis!




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You swirl stuff in your mouth for days? Tell me, how do you brush your teeth? ...lol Hope you feel better today.


Mind.  I swirl stuff around in my mind.


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Shari,
that is a powerful testimonial you got there!
congratulations and keep it up!


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I am in between both BTD and GTD, mainly GTD but we have to have bread and are eating spelt and rye bread. Other than that, we are mainly on GTD.

I have more energy, I did not realized I had depression, but now, I know I did. I recovered my hunter instincts and am chasing down a new job in a totally different industry. Something that I had dragged my feet for 2 years!

Oh I lost weight! 4Kg and DH too, healthier overall, migraines disappeared and today noticed I no longer get that dull ache on my kneecaps.
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Well done AB Joe, what a story! So glad you jumped in the deep end (well, allowed yourself to be pushed).
I have been finding lately that I vary between great energy and youthfulness, and the opposite, when I feel almost nauseous. I have to assume that the latter are detox moments.
Another strange thing is that my sensory equipment seems to be improved, and I can smell other people's halitosis more than I ever have...I am almost getting paranoid about it, and wonder about my own!!! Like someone earlier in the thread, I am less and less interested in black dot items, and find enough variety in the left hand column.Also I am dreaming more, and allowing some slightly nightmarish items to arise in my consciousness which I must have been suppressing before. But I sleep deeply and well, even with plenty of coffee

Sorry messieurs ABJoe and ABnoway, I've been reading too fast and getting you muddled up. I'll watch the signatures more carefully in future!




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Sorry messieurs ABJoe and ABnoway, I've been reading too fast and getting you muddled up. I'll watch the signatures more carefully in future!


No problem...



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Oh no!!!  I think I do too!  


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I have noticed changes, both good and bad.

Smoother & clearer skin.  Stronger nails.  Bm's are almost without any smell.  More aches & pains in muscles &  joints.  Less mental clarity (this bothers me.)  More dreams compared to almost dreamless.  Wake up easier.  Better breath.  Feel a little stronger.  No weight change.  Interesting...


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I f*rt more on the GTD

you made me laugh out loud!

Just yesterday I ate fresh artichokes and boy did I f*rt!
Never had that happen before with artichokes.


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Calmer, better definition in physique.  


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Quoted from vandelam
I f*rt more on the GTD
Exact opposite for me. Isn't f*rting a sign of undigested food?...

http://www.nutrihealth.org/pages/flatulence.html

My impression of the GTD is that, among other reasons, it selects foods for us that digest easily and completely, especially if they are eaten in the right combination with each other. Maybe you have a specific intolerance to one of your GTD foods?