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Hi, can anyone please explain simply how to understand the tier system and also what is Rh and Mn?

I have skim read the other thread about tiers 1 & 2 but still confused   sorry to have to ask again but can anyone help or point me to where I can understand simply, thanks.

I think I would be following Tier 1, but basically, am I correct in saying that:

a)  if I do decide to go with Tier 1,  I wouldn't need to stick to foods only within that Tier, I could  also include the beneficials and neutrals in the Neutral section but not at anything in the Tier 2 section, although I must avoid all the avoids in all sections, or only avoid the avoids in Tier 1?
b) if I decide to go with Tier 2, am I correct in thinking that I would need to stick to beneficials and neutral food only within that Tier and eat nothing in Tier 1 and also preferably nothing from the Neutral section?

thanks!
  

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Gee this has been a long time that I read the book..

Here goes what I remember.. Rh stands for Rhesus factor, .. RH only matters if you are RH neg and your partner is RH positive and when  you get pregnant.  Then if you are the RH neg person, you would need a shot after every pregnancy to prevent complications for any next baby.  The next pregbabcy and all others would develope a blue baby, needing a blood tranfiusion on birth.. Without that 'vacine' you would not  be able to carry a second prgnancy to term...

It is important to know what you are.

As for Tier 1or 2 .. The more ill you are, You would chose tier one, and later graduate to tier 2.

But being so enthusiastic here is great, and what ever you chose in Beneficials or better  is enough.. You will do great even if you are not 'making' you nutty, being over strickt with portion size and the like.  I wish I was you .. new and fresh.. so much fun discovering who you are and what makes you tick...


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Per the book, pg. 134, Tier 1 is the basic diet for all.

Tier 2 is to be followed if you are recovering from illness, etc...  So for maximum healing, you should follow all of the ratings, rather than just Tier 1.  Tier 2 should also be used when you are incorporating any subtype data - Non-Secretor, Rh(-), MM, or A2...


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GAs for Tier 1or 2 .. The more ill you are, You would chose tier one, and later graduate to tier 2.

This is exactly opposite to what the book states...


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Thanks, I've read the book over and over but still unsure.  Am I right in saying that if I follow Tier 1:

I eat all acceptable foods from Tiers 1, 2 and Neural.  It's best to eat those with are beneficial in all 3 sections, neutral foods are ok to eat in all 3 sections but won't be of extra benefit, but I cannot eat any of the avoids in the 3 sections.  In other words I can follow everything in all 3 sections for O + non-secretor?
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Thanks, I've read the book over and over but still unsure.  Am I right in saying that if I follow Tier 1:

I eat all acceptable foods from Tiers 1, 2 and Neural.  It's best to eat those with are beneficial in all 3 sections, neutral foods are ok to eat in all 3 sections but won't be of extra benefit, but I cannot eat any of the avoids in the 3 sections.  In other words I can follow everything in all 3 sections for O + non-secretor?


Correct.  But try to keep your Neutrals down to about 30% if you are presently healthy.  If you are fighting any health problems, reduce Neutrals from no more than 20% - 0% for faster healing.


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Am I right in saying that if I follow Tier 1:

I eat all acceptable foods from Tiers 1, 2 and Neural.  It's best to eat those with are beneficial in all 3 sections, neutral foods are ok to eat in all 3 sections but won't be of extra benefit, but I cannot eat any of the avoids in the 3 sections.  In other words I can follow everything in all 3 sections for O + non-secretor?


Yes.  
I'm a non-secretor who has lived through a major illness and who is diligent in keeping a number of chronic complaints under control through this way of approaching foods.  For me, both Tiers stand as written.  Anything that is Beneficial on either list, I consider beneficial for my body.  Anything that is an Avoid on either list, I avoid it, etc.

I think the confusing thing about the way the system appears in the book is, it looks like if you are following one system, you can't eat anything on the other tier.  That is not true.  

Everyone takes Tier one as it is written, but not everyone treats the Tier two foods the same way.
If a person is young, and/or very healthy, and/or doesn't want to follow the diet strictly, the Tiers show you where you could have some lee-way. This person would be able to eat everything in Tier 2 (even considering the Avoids to be Neutrals).  This doesn't mean that person would obtain the maximum benefit from the diet, however.  There are folks that really don't want to be limited at all in what they eat.  This is a way that Dr. D can 'lighten up' with them a little bit.

Tier one is the best Beneficials and the worst Avoids.



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This is from the wonderful link the C_sharp provided:

Please explain the two-tier system in Live Right 4 Your Type.

The logic behind the 'two-tier' system is to allow for both a very simplified, less stringent method of following the diet (for example in individuals who only know their ABO status and wish to follow the diet loosely) and a more in-depth method (for individuals who also know their secretor status, or need more detailed information).

Tier One is the basis of the diet for everyone.

If you simply wish to maintain and enhance your current level of health, use only Tier One as your basis of beneficials and avoids, and simply add the tier two foods to your neutral category. You'll be doing the 'most important' beneficials and avoids. You can consider this version the 'Blood Type Diet Lite' as it is easy to follow and only requires that you know your ABO type.

If you are a secretor, or want to do the 'full diet' but only know your ABO type, you add the tier two values to your plan.

Tier Two avoids and beneficial values should be used as written if you are seeking to resolve an illness, heal from injury, lose weight, bear up under added stress, or to alleviate chronic fatigue or other health issues. This is the "turbo" version of the diet, designed to speed healing and provide added protection against disease.

If you are doing the non-secretor version of your ABO plan, you are automatically doing the tier two values, so relax!

Note: if you are a nonsecretor and MM, use the nonsecretor values in preference to the MM values. For instance, tomatoes are to be avoided by type A secretors; they are neutral for type A nonsecretors. With the MM variant, they are considered "beneficial." This applies to secretors only.
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Thanks, I 'think' I'm understanding it a bit more now.  What is MM though?  
Also if I know I am positive is that the Rh, i.e. Rhesus positive?  apologies for all the questions but I'm just trying to learn it all  
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Thanks, I 'think' I'm understanding it a bit more now.  What is MM though?  
Also if I know I am positive is that the Rh, i.e. Rhesus positive?  apologies for all the questions but I'm just trying to learn it all  


Yes.

Rh only matters if you are negative like I am- I have to eat a bit more protein and watch my grains a bit more.

I can´t recall what MM is  


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What is MM though?

Also if I know I am positive is that the Rh, i.e. Rhesus positive?

MN is a different subtype...  This talks about several of the subtypes...
http://www.dadamo.com/science_minor_groups.htm

Yes, if your type was presented as O+, the ABO type is O and the Rh type is positive.


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all has been factored into swami
Dr D has done the guesswork for us all
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Are You Rh negative?  It used to not matter much as far as the diet was concerned, maybe in Swami it might get calculated.  It tells you where you came from genetically... I am negative and identify with the people from the Basque Country side, way back on my fathers side...  but otherwise it is not important. If I am remembering correctly.

More important is the idea of 'non secretor' which is considered an all the books after Live Right... I am wondering what book you are reading... I think it is Live Right, the best book for the basic changes to your life...most in debth...

Doing the non secretor test would be my advice - as soon as possible... or eliminate it by the following... If you never had issues with feeling more ill compared to others, more sensitive or more affected by food, then You might not be a none secretor.  But if you are then there are many threads that talk about the differences we non secretors experience with food issues.

I am again saying: If you wish to heal real health issues with the food lists, then focus on the Beneficial’s and Super /  Diamonds- in Geno book or Swami, or actually Get Swami'd...

But I have lived in all books... over many years, and I found that even when changes happen from one book to the others, I still can focus on all Benficials and Super's but I stay away from neutrals -- Naturally- I find very few neutrals to my liking== self eliminating most of all those foods.

Except when I am, what I call 'cheating' which I do out of the house. Then I try to do my best, giving me just enough not to become hyper clean internally.  I cheat 5%.  But nearly all avoids give me health issues. Few exceptoins, are blueberries.. and a few others.  Each person discoveres their own isssues.


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Thanks ABJoe.

I will have to do the SWAMI Lola, just been having a peek at that link.  Do I need to know whether I am hunter, gatherer or whatever to do it?  I have ordered the genotype book, hopefully it will arrive today.

Hi Goldie,  I am currently reading my Live For Your Type book and I am O positive, non-secretor.  I already avoid some of the avoid foods because they irritate me quite a bit, e.g. black pepper, vinegar, some acidic fruits e.g. oranges give me terrible acid.  I am ok with milk in moderation but only the lactosfree, same with the cheese.  I bought some feta the other day, not realising no cheeses are good for non-secretors and I had lots of gas, I am actually better with lactose free cheddar.  I think I eat too much wheat though, I have cereal for breakfast e.g. Weetabix, then toast then sandiwich for lunch and often potatoes for tea! (as we in the UK tend to do) so I need to sort that out.  I do find I need lots of protein especially on a morning so all that makes sense.  When you say you avoid neutrals - do you mean the neutrals after Tier 1 and 2 in the book  - i.e. the general supplementation sections ,  or do you mean those listed under each i.e. alongside the benefitials, and avoids?
I am currently going through both the tiers and the neutral - general supplementations sections for the foods I would generally eat and noting down all the beneficials of those foods, what I should avoid and listing the neutrals as ok's - is that right.  If I were to just eat the foods out of one of the tiers there wouldn't be much choice for me  
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Ok as an O secretor you are somewhat better of.  You might tolerate some foods.

I mostly ignore Neutrals, as I seem not to care for most of those.  The way I see the lists - any list you look at now and or later:

Super Beneficial in Swami are diamond foods as Medicine foods to heal me.

Beneficial’s as food to feed me and keep me healthy.

Neutrals as fill in foods,

Avoids as poison food to make me ill.  In Swami there is such a thing as black dots... those are foods for the holidays, meaning seldom,

Supplements are only for specifics as listed in the ER4YT encyclopedia. I prefer to eat good or better food and spend the money on food rather than pills. Yet some do make a lot of differences.

I started with Tier 1 and then later added the foods from tier two.

I now like my Swami best.... I know you don't have one yet... I like it because it can be changed by me, by inputting illness related issues, and enter serious illnesses, when one encounters such.  

I am still wondering 'why' you are here, middle age quest for health? or illness? or smaller concerns... Yes once here you never go back to Paris... haha I love the diet, it fits my needs precisley.

For you the switch to no grains seems painful or expensive, yet dramatic as it sounds, it is ready do-able.  
Breakfast eggs... I had two every day for decades... add some or many veggies and you are good to go...
Lunch: Vegetables and meat slices. or a can of tuna.  If you like frozen peas they can taste like bread or at least have the consistency of bread.  Add other vegetables or make a salad with dressing to make you feel decadent. for me that still includes mayo even though it is a avoid.  
It is so much avoid on my list that it is listed twice...
Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise, Tofu, Soy
Miso

In place of mayo I am now experimenting for 6 month and have found that two spoons of oil taken twice a day serves my insides better than all other foods to finally keep me going without effort. Took 2 month to work.  Had I known I could have saved me much discomfort? I learned the differences in the Shangri-la diet - which accepts any food choices I make, just the methodology changes.

Dinner it is always, onions or other vegetables in a pan , add green veggies and slices of beef on top, cover and steam with a little water to get it all going. Done in 5 minutes. I love Cajun spices...

For snacks I love walnuts best, they also agree with me best. They have become expensive now that so many of us are on BTD... blue berries dobbled in price also... You can see specific mentioned foods getting more costly .ha-ha, the price to pay for health... But as time, years and decades go by, you will see that at the beginning you will need way more food, eventually you will wish to eat 1/2 and in the later years, 1/4.  

The ONE gig caveat to this diet is that you should never feel the need to stress and never to force your self to be hungry.  Those two factors are big in this way of life.  They are what make us ill and make us belly fat.     All the best.... and you are supposed to have fun with this... A journey to unknown flavors...      


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Hi Goldie, I think you misread I am a non-secretor not a secretor so I'm worse off  

'Why' I'm here is mainly to eat healthy really and in tune with my body instead of the routine I'm in.  Years ago after suffering hyperthyroidism (that's cured now) I had constant acid and mild IBS for a good few years, I don't suppose it helped when the GP told me to drink lots of milk to build myself up again!  I then had some allergy testing and I tried all sorts, cutting out wheat, cutting out dairy but still had acid.  I switched to soya/rice milk but they didn't help either.  I also bought Dr D's books and did the blood type tests but I never followed it properly.   I saw a naturopath and he gave me various herbs and tinctures and eventually things improved but I definitely know certain foods which I am sensitive to and I always try to avoid those anyway.    I am fed up with my routine cereal and toast mornings.  I'm also really interested in healthy eating, and Dr Ds books about my type fit so much.   So I've decided to give his recommendations a good go now  

Thanks for taking the trouble to list your diet, I have actually been shopping this morning for nuts, which is something I've not eaten for quite a while now.  I love all nuts but my type can only walnuts and almonds and few others, so I've bought myself a bag of each this morning for snacks.  

I am going to eat more eggs for breakfast - I am happy to do that, but at my general health check my cholesterol was a bit high so I'm trying to reduce it and a bit concerned that eggs (and butter) will affect it.  Also cutting out certain fats and milk is a problem for me when I easily lose weight.  Good fats, i.e. nuts and olive oil though sound the way to go.  I occasionally drizzle olive oil on meats before grilling, how do you take yours - just off the spoon?  I think I will get some dressings if there are any suitable, or make my own for extra calories too.
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the GP told me to drink lots of milk to build myself up again.


Same with me for ten Years and 168 xrays of my belly..  a new Doctor gave me a new life!

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I love all nuts but I can only eat walnuts and almonds and few others so I've bought myself a bag of each this morning.  


Almonds give indigestion .. soak them in salt water over night and only eat early in the day.. I gave them up except in chocolate.

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my cholesterol was a bit high so


Cholesterol comes not from food but from eating 'grains' .. they enter your blood stream and clump up.causing stress- another word for it is: inflammation..

Then the body chemistry has to protect the bloodvessel-walls from minute scratches and impurities and does so by building up a scar tissue = cholesterol..

Eat the eggs, they are healthy for us witk Vit k I think and good stuff in the yolk.

I am trying (for the 56 time) to drop more weight,) so I read the earlier mentioned diet book and follow it to avoid snacks twice a day. I take it plain from the spoon and wash down with water.. one hour away from food on either side, so as to not have any flavor association with any foods.- going so far as not breathing while swallowing.  Extra Light Olive Oil has near no flavor.  Works well to not feel hungry for up to 3 hours.  IF I do not do oil I eat much more all around during the next three hours.. works instantly and for me has to be a Lifetime commitment. On easy one to do.. and so healthful!
I wish I had known that at the beginning of doing BTD, I would never had gained my weight after Menopause.  

Another thing: I really believe in is Hormones I suggest reading the first books by Suzanne Somers.  I think hormones where wonderful. You are at the age where thinking about it is the right time.    The books came to late for me.


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I will have to do the SWAMI Lola, just been having a peek at that link.  Do I need to know whether I am hunter, gatherer or whatever to do it?  I have ordered the genotype book, hopefully it will arrive today.


No need to know GenoType prior to doing SWAMI.  SWAMI will calculate your GenoType for you. You can override this calculation, but it is best not to.

The SWAMI calculated GenoType may or may not be the same as what one would calculate using the book.



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When you say you avoid neutrals - do you mean the neutrals after Tier 1 and 2 in the book  - i.e. the general supplementation sections ,  or do you mean those listed under each i.e. alongside the benefitials, and avoids?
I am currently going through both the tiers and the neutral - general supplementations sections for the foods I would generally eat and noting down all the beneficials of those foods, what I should avoid and listing the neutrals as ok's - is that right.  If I were to just eat the foods out of one of the tiers there wouldn't be much choice for me  

For Non-Secretors, the recommendation is to essentially ignore the tier system and use all of the ratings as shown for Non-Secretors.  Also, the recommendation is for about 70-80% of your selections to be from the Beneficial category and the rest from Neutral.

Of course, when you get SWAMI the diet will change because the software takes many more of your individual traits into account...


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Tier one beneficials are super-beneficials. Tier one avoids are super-harmful for you.

Tier two beneficials are good for you. Tier two avoids are bad for you, but not quite as bad.

I like having the "not as bad" information for those who just aren't ready to commit to BTD full time yet, or for special situations. Say you've got a type O toddler who really needs milk in her diet, but is no longer breastfeeding. Cow's milk is REALLY bad. Goat's milk is a tier two avoid- still not a great food for an O, but better than cow's milk and probably a decent choice for that type O 1 year old. Or you're normally careful, but you're on a trip and you're eating restaurant foods for a week- which foods should you focus on and which ones can you let slip until you're back home?

However, I do find the whole two tier layout confusing. You've got the super-beneficials and the super-avoids all in the same chart. You need to look through 2 or 3 charts to find each food, so you might look for something yet miss it. Add that to the confusion of what food goes in which category (is mint a vegetable or a tea? Is garlic a spice or a vegetable?) and it can be hard to navigate the food lists.

If you're doing tier 1 only, then you follow the avoids and beneficials from that list, and everything in the "lower boxes" are all considered neutrals for you. If you're doing both tiers, then you avoid anything that's listed as an "avoid" in any of the columns.

That's if you're using the food lists from the Live Right book. If you upgrade to SWAMI, then you keep the book for the explanations of the underlying science, but ignore the food lists in the published book and just follow the SWAMI food lists- which are MUCH better  organized and easier to follow!

Rh is the + or - part of your blood type. You and I are O+, which means we're both rhesus (Rh) positive. MM/MN is another blood sub-group that isn't as well known. You'd need a blood test to determine them. It's not necessary for SWAMI, but if you have the information you can enter it into SWAMI for more personalization.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  13yo B+ Jack


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Thanks very ruthiegirl, that really helps.  I think it was differentiating between the two which confused me but now I see what it means, essentially following Tier 1 (along with the neutrals) is generally fine (and Tier 2 need not be heeded so much).  However, if you want to be stricter you should take Tier 2's as important as well, and preferably avoid neutral section?
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Avoiding Neutrals is not recommended but I do it almost always. The reason is two... I really only like very few items on the Neutral list in the first place and when I eat some items from there then some really make me sleepy.

It will be even more fun when Swami comes along as there will be other list, so for now stick to the best levels, Super /Diamonds (in Geno) as medicinal , Beneficial’s as health providing and Neutrals as fillers . Avoids , well if you must, they are for holidays, when you can recuperate the day after. And for holidays you 'deem' the day to be so...
  


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I think it was differentiating between the two which confused me but now I see what it means, essentially following Tier 1 (along with the neutrals) is generally fine (and Tier 2 need not be heeded so much).  However, if you want to be stricter you should take Tier 2's as important as well, and preferably avoid neutral section?


Remember as a nonsecretor tiers are irrelevant to you.

In the Live Right book nonseccretors only have beneficial, neutral, and avoids.

The tiers are only for secretors.


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Thanks very ruthiegirl, that really helps.  I think it was differentiating between the two which confused me but now I see what it means, essentially following Tier 1 (along with the neutrals) is generally fine (and Tier 2 need not be heeded so much).  However, if you want to be stricter you should take Tier 2's as important as well, and preferably avoid neutral section?
Again, as a non-secretor, please ignore the separation of foods into Tiers, and just treat the foods in the two Tiers exactly the same, as if they were all printed in one table.



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Oh dear, I'm getting confused now again, there seems to be 2 different views on this.  
If I'm not being too strict , please can someone clarify?

I originally listed all the foods in all the tiers, i.e. Tiers 1,  2, and Neutral: General Nutritional Supplementation for a 'non-secretor'.  
I noted all the Beneficials as foods to eat a lot, Neutrals as ok's but not much benefit, and all the Avoids as do not eats.

Is that what I should be following?

or should I be taking note of the Beneficials, Neutrals and Avoids for 'non-secretor' in Tier 1 and Neutral: General Supplementation Section but the Tier 2's aren't so much an issue, i.e. I could cheat and eat the Neutrals and Avoid foods for a non-secretor in Tier 2,  if I'm cheating, but it's not really recommended?  

or have I got all this totally wrong?



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I originally listed all the foods in all the tiers, i.e. Tiers 1,  2, and Neutral: General Nutritional Supplementation for a 'non-secretor'.  
I noted all the Beneficials as foods to eat a lot, Neutrals as ok's but not much benefit, and all the Avoids as do not eats.

Is that what I should be following?
Yes. This is it.

For non-secretors tier 2 is as much an issue as tier 1.



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Thanks for clarifying that for me yaeli, it's easy just following the recommendations in all three sections of foods too.
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all has been factored into swami Dr D has done the guesswork for us all
http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm
Does that mean being Rh negative has been factored in as well?

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Does that mean being Rh negative has been factored in as well?



Rh is one of the factors SWAMI considers in determining the rating of each food.


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