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Marion78
Thursday, February 1, 2007, 11:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I've been thinking about scheduling a visit to the D'Adamo clinic.  For some reason, I feel that getting evaluated and treated by him might make my progress more effective.  Have any of you visited?  I'm being treated by a naturopathic doctor now that I've never visited.  He did a hair analysis test on me and put me on a supplemental program.  I'm basically being treated by the phone.  I called the D'Adamo clinic to get some information and the lady I spoke with said that Dr. D'Adamo doesn't believe in the hair analysis tests.  She said I could schedule a visit and he would evaluate me and do the testing routine that he does.  Then, he would give me information on diet and put me on a supplement program.  I'm following the BTD right now as closely as possible, but I'm reaching a point in my life that I'm tired of never knowing for sure that I'm on right track with my health and diet.  I do believe that the BTD works even though I'm relatively knew at following it the way I am now.

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There have been a few members who have had consultations with him.  Just keep your thread active, and they will respond as soon as they see the title.

That would be such a treat, and so comforting to meet with him personally!  



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I think a few of our bloggers have made appointments with Dr. D.



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that is a wise decision!

meanwhile follow the guidelines as closely as possible, according to the issue you want to have taken care of.

which health book are you following.........?


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Marion78
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I'm not following any health book.  I have lots of different things going on with my health.  Physically and mentally.  I wouldn't even know where to start.  Right now, I'm just following the diet as closely as possible and taking the vitamins and minerals that my current naturopath has me on.  Like I said, he is treating based on a hair analysis test.  He claims this along with diet will bring my body back into balance, but it will take time.  I've been on his supplement program a little over two months I think.  I'm extremely obsessive about stuff like this and I think I often make my problems worse by constantly worrying, doubting, and overthinking everything.  I end up getting stressed out and then depressed.  Then I end up confused.  It's a vicious cycle.

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Marion
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I'm not following any health book.


What Lola meant was, were you following one of Dr. D's Health Series Books.

Their topics are:

Cardiovascular
Diabetes
Cancer
Fatigue
Allergies
Arthritis
Menopause
Aging



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Quoted from Marion78
I'm not following any health book.  I have lots of different things going on with my health.  Physically and mentally.  I wouldn't even know where to start.  Right now, I'm just following the diet as closely as possible and taking the vitamins and minerals that my current naturopath has me on.  Like I said, he is treating based on a hair analysis test.  He claims this along with diet will bring my body back into balance, but it will take time.  I've been on his supplement program a little over two months I think.  I'm extremely obsessive about stuff like this and I think I often make my problems worse by constantly worrying, doubting, and overthinking everything.  I end up getting stressed out and then depressed.  Then I end up confused.  It's a vicious cycle.

Regards,
Marion



I'll tell you right now you have a spleen issue going on, that is an easy diganosis from just this above..  What is going on with your gut, what are you feeling, Do you get tired after you eat?  Feeling overwhelmed is normally especially with too many people telling you too many things, you just need to take things one step at a time.  



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What supps does he have you on, was it a hair analysis to test minerals? heavy metals?



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The hair anaylsis was to check vitamins and minerals.  It did show that I had high levels of copper and a little bit too aluminum.  My adrenals are exhausted as well.  Basically, my digestion is never good.  I am prone to depression and obsessiveness (worrying/anxiety)  When I'm eating like he tells me to, I feel okay and sometimes good.  Whenever, I get too much sugar or carbs, I feel spacey and tired, cranky.  No focus or motivation.  Gas, bloating, loose bowels, constipation.  IgA deficiancy.  I've had cancer (lymphoma in my lower abdomin).  It was treated by chemo.  Due to lots of antibiotics, I probably have candida.  Maybe even parasites.  I know you're probably thinking, "my God, what isn't wrong with you?"  Well, I ask myself that sometimes.  Overall, people have been telling me I'm looking better since working on my health over the last year.  I suppose I just can't stop obsessing over this stuff.  

Following the BTD seems to be helping, but I just found out that I'm a non-secretor, so I've only been following that diet about a week.  I plan to continue.    

My doctor has me on:

Taurine: 1000 mg 3X/day

L-Thenanine:  100 mg 2X/day

5Htp: 50 mg 2X/day

Pantothenic Acid and Zinc Supplement:  3X/day

Multivitamin and mineral supplements: 3X/day

GB-3(ox bile, pancreatin, dehydrocholic acid, and black radish supplement): 3X/day

A multiple glandular supplement (containing Iodine from kelp, raw thyroid conc., raw adrenal conc., raw pituitary conc, raw spleen conc., kelp) 2X/day

Basically, the diet he has me on is a high protein/low carb diet.  Natural meats, lots of veggies, walnuts.  Some fruits like blueberries (but no more than one piece or cup of fruit per day).  No wheat or dairy.

He also has me doing colonics when I'm able and coffee enemas whenever neccessary.

Regards,
Marion

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I think you've come a long way Marion in just the short time of being on the program.  I hope you will continue to share with everyone with your progress towards better health.

Once you've settled into being a nonnie after a while, you might want to consider refining your diet even more, by following the guidelines in one of Dr. D's Health Series books that I mentioned above.

If there's anything that we can help you with, just keep throwing out those questions!


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Somewhere in a thread a while back 5HTP was mentioned that it is no longer good for O's.  I know that I don't do well on it.  

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Marion, there are alot more people that have alot more going on with them then you, you just need to settle in and let things happen.  Worry is common with spleen issues (digestion/adrenals)  but it just makes matter worse

all challeges in our live happen for a reason and really I see it as a sign of inner strength when people do have to struggle, just remember nothing would come your way, if the universe didn't thnk you could handle it.

Life is a series of closed doors with unknown paths behind them, you only get stuck if you stop opening them



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I suppose you're right.  I guess the main thing that I would like to determine is if I should stay on the program that I'm on or consider visiting Dr. D'Adamo and letting him evaluate the situation.  It would be great to hear from the individuals who have been treated by him.

Regards,
Marion

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I thought this previous post might be appropriate for you.

Quoted from Peter D'Adamo, June 25, 2000
1. Don't confuse long-term benefits with short-term feelings or sensations. The body in general dislikes change intially, regardless of whether it is bad or good change; it just doesn't like change.
2. Look at the big picture: what will you have accomplished in 2, 4 or 8 years?
3. Exercise.
4. Keep it simple. More rules only make for more ways to fail.
5. Avoid mixing and matching. Find a formula and stick to it. There is only more grass on the other side, and if it is greener, it is because the guy over there worked harder than you.
6. Make the effort match the circumstances, and make the expectations match the effort. If you did't do your honest best, put the blame where it belongs. Never blame an event, schedule, opinion or outcome from pulling you off your course.
7. Deal with the hand that was dealt you. When you look in the mirror at yourself, always smile. Love yourself.
8. If you are dealing with a major health problem, expect to work harder.
9. Breath.
10. Remember, obstacles are those thing that you see when you take your eyes off your goal!


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Marion, very good idea for the appointment with Dr. D.....
and what your doc prescribed sounds logical and good as well


@ MoDon...must agree with the wise words of our guruj Peter
thanx for the reminder    (btw...where did he wrote that??? ) ok..i'll do a copy
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Quoted from Marion78
I guess the main thing that I would like to determine is if I should stay on the program that I'm on or consider visiting Dr. D'Adamo and letting him evaluate the situation.  It would be great to hear from the individuals who have been treated by him.

Regards,
Marion


Marion, I've been around the BTD community since 1997 and, in that time, there have been quite a few people I've known in the community who have visited Dr. D.'s clinic.  They have either been seen by Dr. D. himself or by an associate, if he had one at the time.  The thing that has consistently impressed me about what people report on their visits is that the D'Adamo Clinic takes time with the patient and is extraordinarily thorough in every respect.  They really get to know the whole patient.

I think, with how concerned you feel over your health, it couldn't hurt to go, get evaluated, and then you can decide if you want to stick with your current protocol, change to what Dr. D. recommends, or somehow combine the two.  You can talk to him about that when you see him, too.

I don't know you well enough to say how much of your concern is based on real health issues and how much is, as you say is part of it, being overly anxious or worried.  However, you mention that you are a cancer survivor.  I think that could explain a lot.  When you survive something like that, it is very understandable if it leaves a sort of residual of worrying about your health more than the average person.

I think that a visit to Dr. D.'s clinic might be very cathartic for you because they are so thorough and holistic.  You might be able to separate the real from the imagined after that and let go of some of your worry and anxiety.

From everything I've heard over the years, it is a very caring, patient-oriented environment wherein they listen to you, take a complete history, and tailor their evaluation and recommendations to you as an individual.

Whatever you decide, just remember, you have survived cancer.  You are healthy now, even if you do have some physical issues going on, they are ones that can be worked with, managed, and in at least some of the cases, hopefully eradicated.  So don't forget to take some deep breaths and be grateful and proud of yourself for getting through the cancer.  The worst is behind you, Marion.


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I think it is a nice decision to make an appointment with Dr. D'Adamo, since you are following this lifestyle rather closely to treat your health challenges.

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Marion, I agree....an appt w/ Dr D is prob a good idea.
It does look like you are on some good things, but unless your dr is treating you specific to blood type, you're not getting all the best that you could and if you *have* to spend the money, why not spend it on what will benefit you the most, ya know?  
Re: worrying about your diet............this right here can make things even worse, as I think you eluded to in your post. So, if you can, try not to stress out over that too much. {{{HUG}}}.     I am so bad about keeping destressed and I really need to as well. BIG adrenal issues for me - DHEA in the failure stage and Cortisol close behind. I certainly sympathize w/ you. You are on a good road so far, one in that you are treating your adrenals. If you don't 'fix' them, all the other fixing is just temporary. Your adrenals are a big cause of the other stuff. They are just symptoms. Once your adrenals are repaired , you'll see alot of other stuff 'fall in line'. If you don't know, please bear in mind it could take mths or years for your adrenals to repair, just depending on what you are doing (in many aspects) in re: to repairing them. Are you getting enough sleep? How many hours a night? Is your room totally dark? Also, how is your water intake?
There are some very good books to read to help you understand all this:
Lights Out Sleep, Sugar, and Survival ( courtesy of resting (John McDonnell) ) http://www.amazon.com/Lights-Out-Sleep-Sugar-Survival/dp/0671038680
Adrenal Fatigue: the 21st century stress syndrome (courtesy of MoDon)
http://www.amazon.com/Adrenal-Fatigue-21st-Century-Stress-Syndrome/dp/1890572152
Your bodies many cries for water
http://www.amazon.com/Your-Bodys-Many-Cries-Water/dp/0962994235

Please stay in touch w/ how you are doing.  




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Hi Marion, We have some things in common.  I too, had lymphoma and chemotherapy.  I am dealing with some of the same issues, I think as a result of the chemo.  Ie spleen and adrenal...I would love to make an appt. with Dr. D, if I lived closer.  And someday when I am able to travel some, I will do that.  Right now I am very tied down with my 'very stressful' business.  Which, I am sure, does not help.  I have been working on getting well for over a year now, and have ups and downs.  This board had been a life saver.  If you would like to e-mail me, we can talk further.  Good health to you!


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