Hi. I am a newbie to the Geno Type Diet as of a few weeks. I was previously following The Blood Type Diet and loving reading the Blood Type Encyclopedia as well with every other blood type tools. My confusion is how certain foods can totally change to the best or the worst foods. Do I just forget all the previous Blood Type Diet information and focus solely on exactly the Geno Type Diet plan? I am sure this is common sense to some, but a bit confusing to me being quite an analyzer. I also follow and take the Geno Type nutritional supplements. This confuses me also because I am unsure if I am supposed to stick with Geno Type supplements only or also use Blood Type supplements. I would really appreciate some guidance to clear up my confusion.All opinions, advice and guidance is very appreciated!
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You can use the blood type diet supplements or the genotype diet supplements. It's OK to follow one diet but use the supplements from the other. A third option would be to take the supplements for both, but at half doses.
BTD (blood type diet) and GTD (genotype diet) are two different systems for figuring out "who should eat what." They use different data to work out which foods are helpful or harmful, so they come up with different results. If they were the same, there would only be BTD, and no GTD at all. You really need to select one plan and stick with it. Or invest in a personalized SWAMI, software that computes a diet "just for you". The SWAMI diet will vary from any of the diets in any of the books. Dr D developed GTD because some of his clients didn't do well on BTD, and he wanted to figure out why.
Remember that all foods contain nutrients and toxins in them. Furthermore, the very things that are healthful to one individual could be the things that are harmful to another, as we're all unique individuals.
In the blood type diet, Dr D evaluated which nutrients are needed for most Os, and which toxins are the most harmful for most Os. Each food went through a risk/benefit analysis to determine if the healthy stuff outweighs the toxins (beneficial), or the toxins outweigh the healthy stuff (avoid) or it's neither harmful nor particularly health-promoting (neutral.)
With Genotype diet, the same evaluations were done, but with an emphasis on different toxins to avoid and different nutrients to emphasize. The foods haven't changed, and your body hasn't changed, but the focus of your diet has changed.
SWAMI does the same thing, but on a more personalized level. Rather than avoiding the foods that are problematic for "most Os" or "Most Gatherers" you only have to avoid the foods that are problematic for you personally. Similarly, you get the foods that are of most benefit for your particular body, whether or not those foods are healing for "Most Os" or "Most Gatherers". (I'm just using Gatherer as an example, even though I don't know if you're a Gatherer, Hunter, or Explorer.)
Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo O- Leah , 19 yo O- Hannah,and 14 yo B+ Jack
Do I just forget all the previous Blood Type Diet information and focus solely on exactly the Geno Type Diet plan? I am sure this is common sense to some, but a bit confusing to me being quite an analyzer. Thank You!
Yes. Follow one or the other - the choice is yours.
SWAMI is designed to integrate the two diets in a way more specific for you, the individual. That is a future option if you find you like the GTD. It's also fine to just use the BTD if it works for you.
''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98 DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ESTJ The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
The BTD and the GTD are approaching good health in different ways.
The Blood Type Diet helps your body work with the genes you have inherited. In other words, your body as it is.
The Genotype Diet prompts your genes to work for you, by waking up genetic strengths that may have not been active in your ancestors; and putting to sleep harmful genetic tendencies that may have plagued your ancestors with chronic diseases and early death.
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. ~Mary Jean Irion