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Mayflowers
Sunday, August 10, 2008, 12:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I would like to start a thread that has us Warrior people's gains and wins from the program.

It's been a good five months since I started the GTD. I am now after horrendous dexoting (sorry about that   )flat lining with no notice of anything other than slow, and I mean slow weight loss'....I am now noticing the effects of the Warrior diet! YAY!

So far as I mentioned I'm losing weight. I haven't seen this weight since 2002.  

I have more energy to exercise..

My digestion is improved..Acid reflux gone! This is pretty huge. I have normal digestion now.  My stomach is way less sensitive now.

Food tolerance is improving..I can tolerate flax now, lemons, whole wheat.

Mentally, I'm calmer, feel better, more centered. I wake up in the morning actually feeling in a good mood..still don't like to talk in the am but, I noticed I feel happy. I can handle stress better. I bounce back from problems faster.

All this and I'm not 100% compliant. (working on that, hence the FS thread)    I would say that I am very close to vegetarian and if Dr. D didn't make me eat fish,   (kidding I know he doesn't make anyone do anything)
I would be.  I'd make Dr. D Senior happy.. Looking forward to meeting him btw!

I can also thank Dr. C for helping me stay off chicken..It was touch and go there for awhile but she pulled me through.
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Mayflowers
Sunday, August 10, 2008, 3:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks Ms. Lola!  
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I could have written everything you just wrote, minus the detoxing.  I didn't go through any of that.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

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fine for all *ricains...* sorry I still feel like an A2B nonnie...rrrgh...  


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Andrea AWsec
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Miss Mayflowers.. I hope you are attending the conference in October, we all need to meet you .


I have been on the Genotype diet since January. I have always been slim 5'4" tall and about 134 lbs, but at 45 I was feeling like my weight was beginning to creep upward a few lbs a year. I can gladly say I lost some weight and am now 128 give or take. I am almost a complete vegetarian except for the fish and the occasional turkey I eat due to convience. I will eat tofu for breakfast, tempeh for lunch and beans for dinner.

I have noticed that my skin feels different. I often just rub my hands together to feel the skins texture, it is hard to put into words. My facial hair which as every women knows starts to show itself with age, was becoming more pronounced, it is much better.

I was not constipated on the BTD, but I now  can say I often move my bowels 3 times a day depending on what I eat.

I had lasik surgery in January and my surgeon was amazaed at how fast my eyes healed.

My blepheritis which was getting worse is gone, no evidence of it on my eyes.

I sleep better, I dream more ( not sure if that is good or bad some of my dreams are angry)

My hair is not faling out as before.

I do still have a few things that are hanging on:
I have this blister on my gums that comes and goes. No gum disease or anything just this small blister that I pop and it reappears.
My son complains I have halitosis some times, I know this can be high polyamines but I am not sure where they are in my diet.

Post nasal drip is constant and I think it is food related.


I have been doing the alternate nostril breathing in the morning it does help me feel more calm during the day.


I really like the changes that the GT diet has brought as small as they are.







MIFHI

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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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Lola
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drinking water throughout the day is important......


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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Jenny
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I'm loosing a little weight even without really planning to, and can judge that by the fact that some skirts and trousers need taking in at the waist and hip.
B.M. exceedingly loose after a lifetime of constipation.
Dream more, very creatively.
More relaxed, happy  and funny.
Smell other's halitosis which makes me a bit worried about whether I have any.
Enjoying life in very simple pleasures such as successfully striking a plant, or making headway with my hobbies.
Enjoy going food shopping, with my food lists at hand.
ps Andrea, please tell us more about your by-line.!!!



Eating half and exercising double.
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Mayflowers
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I wish I could go to the October Conference. I am financially challenged.   I had planned on going to Norwalk.

I had lasik back in 2000. Nice to be able to see huh? I went into Manhattan to have it done. I didn't trust the eye doctors in NJ. I'm 20/20 and 20/25 but the great thing is I don't need reading glasses. (unless it's the tiny print on the vitamin bottle)
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Andrea AWsec
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What would you say if your 30 year old son came home one day and asked to be spoon fed?

You would say, "Go feed yourself!"  

Sometimes we are lazy and want others to give us all the answers rather then do the work ourselves.



MIFHI

"Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them." Anatole France

"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
What would you say if your 30 year old son came home one day and asked to be spoon fed?

You would say, "Go feed yourself!"  

Sometimes we are lazy and want others to give us all the answers rather then do the work ourselves.







Eating half and exercising double.
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Chloe
Monday, August 11, 2008, 9:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I can't quite put this into words.....I really think I'm not ready to give a long list of benefits, not yet, although I certainly wouldn't be able to list real negatives.

I'd like to be able to give it one year and reassess my progress then, and analyze the entire process from a longer perspective.

Mayflowers, you've had the advantage of having a more personal assessment of your overall
health and had your diet more customized than the rest of us by seeing Dr. D and using
Swami.  Your supplements and foods to focus on and ones to eliminate might have made this
diet a better fit for you than for me.

I got off to a slow start. I saw other Warriors losing weight pretty quickly and saying great things.  Some of them I don't see here anymore, and I wonder if they went to the Genotype website or bailed out....There are not a lot of Warriors posting on this site.  I had 3 months
of detoxing and often I go through weeks where it repeats itself...and goes away..like a few
different healing crises.

I feel it took me the entire 6 months of being really compliant before I started seeing even the
most subtle change and there are times when I wonder when it's all going to come together
but I'm older than a lot of you and I have gluten intolerance and egg and dairy allergies so
as many times as I've tried to eat those types foods, I always negatively react.  Eggs always
give me a headache and any dairy other than whey protein and small amounts of yogurt aren't
tolerable at all.  And I'm better off if I eat no dairy but I want to keep trying.

I like many of the foods on the Warrior list.  The longer I'm eating them, the more I realize these are foods I enjoy eating.  I love the fruit selection and some of the vegetables although in general, I do not like many of the vegetables on the Warrior list except for peas, olives, onions and artichokes. The fact that I force myself to eat foods I don't want to eat is something that feels a bit weird to me.

BUT this is what I do want to say.  I look and feel good.  People used to always ask me if I
was tired...and suddenly I get more and more compliments like "gee...what are you doing...
you look really GOOD!"  So, isn't that a testimonial right there?

And I did mention on another thread that I think the diet was very balancing hormonally..
so that's a plus..

Did I lose weight?  Not much...under 5 pounds...maybe a few inches...maybe in places where I
didn't need to lose weight...My waist is smaller, but I always had a small waist in comparison
to the rest of me..

I've taken the Warrior supplements for 3 months...I don't know if they feel right or wrong...
The CLA feels wrong...GLA feels very wrong...too many headaches from it...My instincts had to override some of the information in the book.

I've always gone to nutritional healers who told me FISH FISH and more FISH oil and that's
what's always felt right to me.

Overall, I'm happy with the Warrior diet..I think my mind and memory are functioning at
a high level...I remember things everyone else forgets.  I sleep well.  Digestion still isn't
perfect. I wish I could take a probiotic that works best for Warriors.  The A pbx has jerusalem
artichoke, a toxin.

I'll re-evaluate in January...when I've done this a full year.  I still feel I'm moving at a slower
pace than others.....but on the whole, I give the diet a thumbs up!



"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
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Lola
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Mayflowers
Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 12:01am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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This thread is a work in progress.. I started it so that the Warriors can add more gains and wins on the GTD as we go along...since the GTD is so new, I believe we're going to hear some miracles along the way.

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Quoted from 815
This thread is a work in progress.. I started it so that the Warriors can add more gains and wins on the GTD as we go along...since the GTD is so new, I believe we're going to hear some miracles along the way.




I agree....

Our bodies are also a work in progress and although 6 months eating this way might show subtle shifts in  the repair of genetic damage, it often takes time for blatant physical signs of that progress to become obvious.

I began with a serious leaky gut problem, malabsorption issues from so many years of ingesting gluten when I didn't know I was totally intolerant. The fact that I no longer have undigested food in my stool certainly means that I've made huge progress.  I've eaten no gluten foods in nearly 2 years.  I've had a lot of hard work to do!

Thanks for starting this thread...




"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
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Mayflowers
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You're welcome sista!   I thought I didn't have a gluten problem. If I ate vegetarian I had no digestive problems. I had problems when I was eating the SAD. Acid reflux, anxiety, mild panic..
Since I've been on the GTD, I have no acid reflux which is so wonderful..to be able to eat a meal and not be sick from it.  The jury is still out with the gluten..It might just be wheat because I can have barley no problem..I feel I can tolerate it much more than before. I think after another 6 months, if I can get 100% compliant, I'll see some real good things happening.
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I'm so happy to see a warrior thread.  I signed up on GTD site, but not much action on the forum (at least not on the warrior forum), which is where I gain much of my motivation.  I have had some difficulty switching to the GTD.  I think I had been getting caught up in an all or nothing approach which was counter-productive.  If I couldn't follow the weekly meal plan exactly, I wasn't being very compliant at all.  I am working on taking it one day at a time, but I still have a long way to go before I feel that I have given the GTD a fair shot.
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I'm following the diet about 90-95%...  I am eating more protein than is recommended and still supplementing Amino Acids because of the amount of detox / healing I am doing.  I am very limited in the amount of exercise I am capable of because when I do to much, I overload the body with toxins and end up in bed for two days while they clear out...

I can see visible reductions in the toxin deposits (cysts) that had built up all over my body.  I still have lots of pain, but since the toxins are leaving, I know this will reduce when the healing is completed.  I am now able to work full days instead of "wilting" after 4-6.

I never expected to recover from the abuse of 40 years of wrong eating, etc. overnight...  This is better than I hoped for.  I am really happy with the progress.  

I am fortunate to be able to work with a practitioner that helps me keep the supplement levels balanced, which reduces most of the headaches I have had.  I still get some, which are mostly attributable to corn syrup detox.  I also have quite a bit of joint pain, very similar to what occurred when I ate chicken pre-BTD.


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Mayflower, this is such a good idea! I had my Hunter testimonial done some time back, but this idea will invite more Hunters to contribute. You are so innovative, thank you for the inspiration !


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I have written my experience on other threads, but I can't remember seeing anything about testimonials.
Mine is very simple.  I went on the GTD warrior diet the day after my measuring.  I ate absolutely nothing except diamonds for 3 months.  I did not have any symptoms of detox or whatever.
So far I have lost 23 lbs and do not plan to lose any more.
I pretty much stick with diamonds and the super foods.  I do use a black dot once in awhile.
This diet has been a revelation.  I have never been hungry and just eat til full on the right foods.  I do not find the foods restrictive and feel that there is a nice variety.
Only thing is that I do not go out to eat hardly ever.  I don't trust 'em.  Cooking stuff from scratch does not pose any problem for me.
I mow my yard and take walks and shop, and do laundry and clean and all the other things associated with daily living.  But i sure do wish i had a dishwasher.
namaste
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Ruthie...thanks for your testimony.  Nice to see you posting more often these days.  
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Mayflowers
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IM, I'm posting in the Warrior section on the GTD website.  

Welcome back AC.. You're welcome. I'm a think tank.

ABJoe, you're doing great!

Hey Ruthie glad you joined us! I've tried to do the wash out but I was too stressed from detoxing. You did really great..I'm weaning my self..All I have left is mayo, but I use BTD mayo and some vinegar in my salad dressing..If my face would stop breaking out from lemons, I'd use it more. I seem to be seeing an improvement though..For some reason, condiments are my downfall. They hide the fish taste I'm also using black dot cheeses but I'm not counting that because..I love cheese.
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It's fantastic that you're doing better with lemons.  One thing that keeps me on this diet is testimonials about people's allergies and sensitivities vanishing (not to mention my own).  That's not supposed to happen, is it?  Or maybe it is, and the rest of the world's just missing out on it.


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It's really hard to believe that a problem like migraines can be caused by oranges, as in my case...(people go to neurologists and go through all these expensive tests and get put on medication..unbelievable)  but it's so cool that as the diet balances out the body, the things that were bothering us don't do it anymore.
I also noticed a change in my mood..it's all good.

If I can get my sons on it, maybe they wouldn't be so lazy around the house.     teenagers. Ya gotta love em'.
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On another thread back when, I mentioned that I knew that DrD was right when he said that A's did not do well on oranges and peppers.  To repeat my story...my mom used to put an orange in my lunch as a treat as we could not afford them often.  I would save it til walking home from the one room country school and eat it on the way.  A headache would come on, and I never connected it.  Even years later, I would avoid oranges cause I did not particularly like them.  Green peppers would always make me burp, and I took pride in fact that I could digest just about anything.
As for milk, I don't even want to go there.  I had to go to emergency room once when I had diarrhea that would not stop.  
When people try to lambast DrD, I am just too old to absorb the negatives....or maybe I am just too stuborn.
namaste
ruthie


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