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funkymuse
Thursday, October 2, 2008, 1:55am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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In the November/December issue of AARP The Magazine, two folks wrote in defense of our fine Doctor in response to the downright stupid review of Dr. D's work on the BTD in a couple of issues back.  I've been waiting to see if anyone would and indeed!

Here's the first one:

Defending A Doctor's Diet

As a practicing physician for more than a decade, I have used Dr. Peter D'Adamo's principles found in "The Blood Type Diet" to great effect.  It should be noted that Dr. D'Adamo has spent his professional life researching the impact of diet on health.  To leave Dr. Weil's assertions about the blood type diet unchallenged would be, in my opinion, irresponsible.  Steve Nenninger, N.M.D., N.D., C.D.N. Port Jeffersen, New York

The second one:

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, I consulted with Dr. D'Adamo.  As a result, I began checking the foods I ate against the list he provided on my blood type.  Three years later, after a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, I'm still on the diet and cancer free.  Carol Agostino, Norwalk, Connecticut

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Dr. D  -  Thursday, October 2, 2008, 7:59am
I think you mean Weil; not "Weiss'
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have you all read the latest newsletter?
http://www.4yourtype.com/2008_newsletter_v5n4.asp
A Different Type of Immunity  psychic immunity  


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Good stuff Lola!

But this part from Dr D's newsletter is disheartening-

"Many members of the conventional medical and nutrition community are critical of alternative and complementary forms of treatment. This is especially true of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, and WebMD where the administrators in charge of entries on alternative medicine are actually opposed to it in all forms."

These web based services supposedly represented such gleaming examples of democratic values applied to knowledge sharing and learning, that what they have become is disturbing, and, if they choose to continue in this subjective and gross manner, irrelevant even.
Thumbs down Wikipedia   Thumbs down WebMd  
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indeed!


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good stuff, Lola thanx for sharing


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Did I read that Dr. D advocated yearly mammograms?
The drs. group that I go to occasionally, do not recommend them as routine.  If you have certain tendencies, maybe they are OK. I am 60, 61 next week, & never had one.  I do get
pap smears, though.


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Quoted from Mrs T O+
Did I read that Dr. D advocated yearly mammograms?
The drs. group that I go to occasionally, do not recommend them as routine.  If you have certain tendencies, maybe they are OK. I am 60, 61 next week, & never had one.  I do get
pap smears, though.


I don't know, but I might skip a year on the mamo.  I have been reading that all these tests every year are really unnecessary.  No breast cancer in my family.  There are other cancers however... stomach, uterine...
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I read that the rise in breast cancer is going up with the increase in mammograms...not because it's detecting them, because shooting radiation directly into the breast is causing the the cancer. Everyone knows that radiation causes cancer!!  Why in the name of everything that's holy, would anyone have a mammogram?  I told Dr. D I'm not getting them...ever and he told me self examination is fine.

But getting back on topic. Nice to see people making a stand against Weil and his Harvard snobbiness!   YAY!
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You can cut the readiation exposure slightly (varies but often only 25%) by using digital instead of film mammograms.

Some place offers exams using either ultrasound or thermography(more accurate now than they used to be).

Some other option are the anti-malignan antibody in serum test or the Diagenic blood tests


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Quoted from honeybee
These web based services supposedly represented such gleaming examples of democratic values applied to knowledge sharing and learning, that what they have become is disturbing, and, if they choose to continue in this subjective and gross manner, irrelevant even.


The problem with a democracy is that the majority rule over the minority.  The press and government keep spouting that we want a democracy, but we DON'T...  We should always push for a continuation of the Republic because it is based on the rule of law.  The question then is who is making and enforcing the law...  The biggest difference is that change is slower and more apparent, but everyone should be treated equally under the law, rather than the 49% being stepped on by the 51%!

In your example above, the majority of people still get their health information/care from their M.D. without regard to whether that information is really helping, so it follows that in a democracy, the majority would prohibit anyone else from providing information or care that is in opposition to it...

I believe that even if your opinion is different from the majority, you still have the right to be in the discussion!


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Thanks for the comment, AB Joe. I was actually a little afraid to cross the politics threshold on this blog, but I can't help see the current Wall Street bailout as the strong stepping on the weak. 850 billion dollars pretty much locks up a huge chunk of America's net worth, making alternative solutions impossible.

Back to food. I feel stepped on by the gluten monopoly in so many benign-seeming foods as well. Can manufacturers please keep it out of toothpaste and scrambled eggs and label things properly at least. I'm inspired by Shauna Ahearn's Gluten-Free Girl, which I'm reading now to claim "gluten independence!"

-Chris


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Right ABjoe! Thanks for showing me the root of my real disillusionment. (I wish Dr D made the laws then!)
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