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OzlemW
Friday, March 23, 2007, 4:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I also agree with Lola and Victoria.
I guess we are very lucky to find out about this diet. Even though I set good example for my family and friends they can't still commit to this diet. It is not easy to cook different meals every day from your family. When I go to restraurant or friends house for dinner, I always say, oo this is avoid for me, that is avoid for me, or beneficial super good yeahh type conversations, which people get bored real quick with it..
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Again, it's because it requires learning.  It requires a higher level of awareness to what one puts into their mouth.  That means people have to be conscious when they are making food choices.  Most just want to eat, and enjoy what they are eating.  They don't what to have to put that much "thought" into what they choose to eat.  They'd rather remain "unconscious" when it comes to eating.


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Ozlem,
it is best to say you are allergic, that way people won t try avoiding your company at all cost!!

I felt pretty isolated the first few years.....kept wanting to tell everyone about btd and all the avoids per blood type etc.......now I just simply say I m allergic, and I feel more and more people asking me specific questions, cause they re ready to know, and want to learn.


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OzlemW
Friday, March 23, 2007, 7:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thank you Lola it is super idea I will definetely say that way from now on.
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Victoria
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Like Lola, I used to want to tell everyone about this wonderful way to health!  I started realizing that few people really have an interest in anything that requires long range changes in their behavior.  People will usually try a "diet" that they can do for a few weeks until they lose some pounds, or if it's a diet that their doctor puts them on to do something like lower cholesterol.  But I really try and minimize how much I discuss this with other people.  
Those who come to a point in their lives where they really want to be healthy more than almost anything, they're eager to find something that really works.  And when people like that come to me and ask how I have managed to look younger than others who are my age, or how I stay so healthy, I tell them with great enthusiasm.

When I tell people I am allergic to a lot of foods (which I do if I eat out with others), I find that they feel so sorry for me, and say "Oh Poor Victoria!  I am so sorry you can't eat this wonderful French Bread!  Can't you have some of this delicious chocolate cake?  It's VEGAN!!"    They don't get it.



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Missy
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 1:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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the best publicity is by setting an example.........


Lola - this statement that you made is so true! I have been following the BTD for close to two years. I have spoke to my family and friends about the BTD but most did not want to switch to eating like this. After seeing how well the BTD worked for me, I now have two of my three sisters moving this direction. My husband follows this with me and I now have a few of my friends asking me advice on how to eat and what to eat with the BTD. I have to giggle as my one sister calls me the BTD guru.

I am so thankful for the BTD and Dr. D and all of you wonderful people. Between finding out about being gluten intolerant and eating the BTD way, my health and life has been so much richer and healthier. I was able to survive a nasty cold during one of my out of state travels within one week. Years ago I would be sick for months. I think the only reason I got sick was because I was at a place where I couldn't get good food and what I resorted to was outside of the bene's and the neutrals. Some avoids were introduced to fill the void in my stomach.



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happy to know you are doing so well!


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Some avoids were introduced to fill the void in my stomach.


So often that's my reason....


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erin
Thursday, April 19, 2007, 6:52am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Just FYI...

ER4YT is currently the #2 bestselling health book at a top New Zealand bookstore chain.  (Now if they would only carry LR4YT and the Encyclopedia...)

Yay!  Individuality is spanning the globe...
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The BTD is for people who are willing to accept accountability for their own health choices.  How many people do we know who are really at that point?  It's a big leap in emotional and mental maturity, in my opinion.  


Hey Victoria - I believe you totally hit it.  People eat for recreation without a thought about the consequences.  Both my husband and girlfriend (both O's) deemed the BTD  "too hard".  Much easier to be sick, take pills and blindly eat your way through life.  Very disappointed in their decisions but I'm totally happy and satisfied with mine!



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Hey Victoria - I believe you totally hit it.  People eat for recreation without a thought about the consequences.  Both my husband and girlfriend (both O's) deemed the BTD  "too hard".  


Life was very hard for me before BTD.  I was always struggling with something, either emotional or physical.  An educated and consistent approach to my eating has made my life so simple, comfortable and fulfilling.  



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colojd
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I think when Henriette is right when we said that a lot of the major food companies would not like a diet that encourages people to eat healthier. I grew up on a farm and we grew everything organically, even before it was "chic". I am sure we ate some avoids, since we grew a large garden with many types of vegetables. We helped our Mom can during the summer and continued to enjoy the produce throughout the winter. So much of what is grown has pesticides, herbicides and growth hormones. I am pleased to see that there is now so much interest in eating foods free from these toxins.

If you look at the diets like Atkins and South Beach, you will notice there is not as much popularity for them. All it takes is for people to jump on these diets, lose a little weight and proclaim they are the best. Most are quick weight loss solutions and not eating plans for your life. My 26 yr old daughter did Atkins and lost about 30 lbs. She really insisted it was the best, but now she is slowly realizing how limited it is and is trying to reintroduce some of the healthier foods she dropped. Since she was so happy with the weight loss, she was not willing to hear about other things like the BTD. I think now a lot of people found that Atkins and others were just not ones that they could stay on forever. I know people have lost weight with Jenny Craig and Nutrasystem, but can you imagine eating processed, prepacked foods for the rest of your life?

Anyway, I know there are still more things that can be known and possibly improved with following the Blood Type diet, but I think since it uses all normal everyday foods and activities, it is one that people can follow without too much frustration.
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Ronagon
Saturday, April 28, 2007, 10:31am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Ozlem,

My guess is that it's not as popular as some of the flashier diets because Dr. D is not a flashy, razzmatazz sort of person.  If you go through the dadamo.com website you can find some videos of him on national TV shows, and his personality is very modest and Abe Lincoln-ish.  However, the diet is known and respected by all the smartest, most knowledgeable people.

Not too long ago, Samuel L. Jackson was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and he stated he was on the diet, and that he was an "O".  Jay, of course, joked that he should then be called "Samuel O. Jackson" instead.  So it is known, and by people who are quite shrewd.

I personally predict that the diet is going to grow immensely via something that Stanford business researcher Jim Collins calls "The Hedgehog Effect" in his now-classic book Good to Great.  I think it's going to quietly go about its business in a steady, methodical way, constantly gaining market share, but without much, if any, hype or fanfare.  At some point in the very near future it will "break through" as an "overnight success" but, unlike most of these other diets, the BTD will be very solid and lasting.


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jayney-O
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Ronagon, I share your prediction for the BTD. How many things become "science breakthroughs" 20 years after you've known it (esp. nutritionally)
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At the little HFS where I do a lot of my shopping, they carry the free magazines that are basically glorified flyers for the new supplements put out by various companies. That's not a slap at them--I take those magazines home most of the time because they have good information in them (and oftentimes some great recipes too). Anyway, over the last year or so I've been seeing more and more articles in those flyers that could have been written by BTDers. Foods and supplements that fight inflammation, that give you sustained energy, etc. Granted, they aren't blood type specific (and most of them apply to Os or As, which makes sense statistically), but it's definitely a change away from the 'starchetarian' approach that's been popular for so many years.

I agree with Victoria and others who have posted here--the BTD represents substantial, serious and lasting change in the way you eat. It isn't a fad diet to lose a couple of pounds with. It requires real commitment and a willingness to take responsibility for your own health to a large degree. And it takes some work to apply it to your life. Imo the general population is just not able or willing to do that. Sadly, most people wait until they're pretty sick until they give the BTD a try--that's my story, at any rate.


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Ronagon
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jayney-O,

I find that there is something unique and quite heroic about the people in this BTD community.  They are usually of very powerful mind and believe strongly in a lifestyle of relentless logic and objectivity.  I think, firmly, that Dr. D's diet will become the "elite diet" that is practiced by all those with the very highest standards for everything.

By the way, if you're interested, I highly recommend the following books to you.  I loved them:

1) Good to Great by Jim Collins,
2) The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell,
3) The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden, and
4) Thou Shalt Not Think by David Jack.
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Ronagon
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Life was very hard for me before BTD.  I was always struggling with something, either emotional or physical.  An educated and consistent approach to my eating has made my life so simple, comfortable and fulfilling.
 

Ditto for me, Victoria.
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Ronagon
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Ozlem,
it is best to say you are allergic, that way people won t try avoiding your company at all cost!!

I felt pretty isolated the first few years.....kept wanting to tell everyone about btd and all the avoids per blood type etc.......now I just simply say I m allergic, and I feel more and more people asking me specific questions, cause they re ready to know, and want to learn.


Also, Lola, considering how touchy and ego-sensitive many people are, it might make sense to claim that you have a "hyper-inflammatory disorder" or something, so that people will get to feel "sorry" (i.e., a bit superior) for you and actually try to help accomodate you, rather than if they feel like you're not eating certain foods because you're "smarter" (i.e., a bit superior) than them.

People are like this.  I really think that most of survival and success as a human being, is largely tied up in figuring out how to efficiently dance across the ego-minefield of the human race.
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Schopenhauer:

'Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
In the first it is ridiculed,
in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self evident.'


Lola, I so agree with you.  This is why Schopenhauer was probably my favorite philosopher.  He was an "optimistic cynic" after my own heart.  He essentially believed that life is actually a tooth-and-claw nightmare of savagery, but that we can make it quite pleasant and, even, enjoyable if we set our minds to making it so.
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Ronagon
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Lola,

PS:  I'm right there with you about Oprah.  She seems more interested in breaking into the fawning, demographic clique of middle-class suburban housewives than she is in really pursuing what is true and right, such as something like the BTD.

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As I wrote on the Forums, a lot of ND’s have the opposite of the ‘not invented here syndrome,’ which is the ‘I can't believe it was invented here syndrome.’

In both cases, considering the enormous amount of woo-hoo, mumbo-jumbo fantasy that masquerades for ‘cutting edge’ alternative treatments and devices (if my office mail slot is to be believed) it certainly can’t be the lack of science that is holding them back. If ideas, as Schopenhauer observed, do go through three phases (ridicule, rejection, acceptance) then we’ve still got some time. Unfortunately, often by the time you get to the ‘acceptance’ stage, all the fun has been sucked out of things.


http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/p/archives/00000116.htm


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