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Swe71
Monday, July 7, 2008, 6:56am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi!
Been around here for some time and thought I should say Hi. Interesting forum and friendly.

I started trying out BTD around 2 months ago but havenīt been 100% compliant (especially during a 3 week trip), found out later that I was a Non-secretor. But now I am on it again since 2 weeks, more determined.

I wonder if there are any type B nonnies out there that can tell when they started to feel improvments? I have no problem with weight, I tried Low-carbohydrate diet one year ago and after that I have cut out wheat flour, sugar and corn products, seems to keep my weight under control, even though that was not really my problem.

I am pretty sensitive (as Iīve read other B nonnies are too). I have had a lot of "mind fog" for many years and not felt so great (maybe not showing so much on the outside). I am easy out of balance. I tend to isolate myself but I am not really a unsocial person. I recognize a lot of the things Dr D writes about type B:s.

Since starting BTD I have cut out many favourite foods, like cashews, chicken, coconut milk, avocado... also pasta (since the LC-diet).. I could go on... but there are some good foods available also.

Is it more important for a Nonnie to be 100% compliant on BTD?

I also think getting in touch with oneself is a big part in healing. Self-knowledge.

I feel I have alot of energy that I am not using the right way.

All the best.


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Welcome aboard. Here's an excellent thread just for you  :

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-lr4yt/m-1130191808/


BTD compliance means: Definition of "Compliance"

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Mrs T O+
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Some folks feel results in a few days. Others in a few weeks or months. When one doesn't see results, he may be a non-secretor or in an occasional case, have the 'wrong' blood type. (There are errors in testing, or like Ron, a relative telling him he was O when he just found out he was A!)

We all have favorites we have to give up. It is easier being a B, as there is more variety in diet.  Stick around as you should enjoy learning here & meet nice folks via cyberspace.

Mrs "T"    O+  


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Welcome Swe71.  I think following the B diet is very easy and I am always feeling fortunate to be a B!  I used to find it hard when eating out to find a compatible salad dressing so now I just eat the salad plain.  For cooking at home I have learned to like lamb and actually look forward to it, now.  It was easy to give up chicken so that was no big deal.

All in all, I'm glad to be a B!  Hope to see more contributions from you on the forum.
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Quoted from Swe71
I tend to isolate myself but I am not really a unsocial person.


I'm there too.  I'm an introvert, but I like good company when I've got the energy for it.  Otherwise, I'd rather be alone than to be with people who aren't good company to me.

I suggest browsing the testimonials forum.  You will find all kinds of interesting stories there (maybe you'll find mine too).

It took me a couple weeks to notice a change for myself, because it was so gradual.  I typically woke up feeling very groggy, like I hadn't slept well--every morning!  One of my first changes was noticing that for a few days past I had woken up refreshed.  With that, my energy levels started picking up (debilitating fatigue and depression being my biggest troubles).  Another one I noticed was my blood sugar got stable, where I had problems with hypoglycemia before.  As the months have gone by, I have gradually gotten better and better with some occasional setbacks.  The brain fog is something that has improved, but it took a while and a serious 3 weeks of starving off my candida (yeast) overgrowth.  I believe toxins from the yeast were the worst offenders in my depression, emotional oversensitivity, and attention problems.  The B-nonnie diet all by itself will make strides toward getting that bug under control, if it is even a problem for you.

Could you fill us in more on your particular health concerns, if you have more?  Also, you may wish to do some reading about the genotype diet, a newer diet system by Dr. D'Adamo that incorporates many principles of the BTD with newer research.
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Swe71
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Thanks everyone. I will start looking through old threads.
I have suspected Candida aswell, tried to get rid of it earlier with different diet (very low on carbohydrates and more fat), also tried a anti-candida compound. It has gotten a little better after removing pasta, sugar, bread and other similar carbohydrates. But no real success.

How did your 3 weeks starving look like? What did you eat?

Fatigue is also a problem, and beeing depressed although not heavily. I also wake up not feeling thorouhly rested, even when I had a lot of sleep.

Thanks again.


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http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm

there are some great protocols you might want to follow
fatigue and yeast, come to mind


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Swe71
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Thanks Lola  .

One positive thing that has already happen is that I have been "pushed" to visit our Market Hall to find a better selection/quality of lamb. More fun shopping there than in my local grocery store.


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Swe, my diet was basically the B-nonnie diet minus the grains, fruits, mushrooms, fruit juice, milk, cheese (yogurt ok), or sweeteners other than xylitol.  I permitted myself a small amount of quinoa, but didn't eat it daily, and I regularly ate strawberries, blueberries, and cherries (and occasionally peaches) in my yogurt (low GI fruits).  I did have some watermelon a couple of times.  Virtually all my calories came from fat and protein.  I lost about 10 lbs. over that 3 weeks, and I was feeling run-down at the end of it because I wasn't getting carbs.  But now I'm eating GTD-compliant fruits in abundance, and it doesn't seem to be coming back, so I think I cleaned house pretty thoroughly.  But it was no fun, I'll tell you....  Hopefully I can regain that lost weight over the next few weeks!

Concerning the fatigue, have you read up on adrenal fatigue?  It could be another piece of the puzzle.  Also, when do you typically go to bed and get up?  I used to be a die-hard night-owl until I discovered that staying up late was keeping me from healing.  The amount of sleep you get is important, true, but WHEN you get it is just as important.  If you are keeping late hours, try going to bed by 10 pm for a while and see what happens.  Most of the body's repair work seems to take place 11 pm - 1 am, and if you are still up, it won't get very far.
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hello,
which book have you read Dr D's Live right for your Type? That was the book that got me started & improvements were felt within days regarding mind fog, energy and mood; after following the guidelines in that book, I found that book to be my companion for the first year or so on the B diet (I didn't know I was a nonnie for the first 3 years), after the first year I pretty much had memorised the entire book.

I know what you mean about having energy misdirection   sometimes I feel like I could take a months holiday (if only!) from  office work and do a cycling tour; ride all day and sleep soundly each night from the exertion, oh the joy, if only I had like-minded friends to scheme with.

Do look for Organic food also- can be more nutrient dense / hormone & chemical free... es it is expensive but I usually insist on organic meats / eggs and supplement with a few organic and mainly conventional other produce.

Another good resource on this website is this archived blog by Heidi Merrit:
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php?blog=9

I spent hours reading through this in the first year!
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Hey, Swe.  Welcome!  My B husband noticed a big difference immediately.  He was already corn-, gluten-, dairy- and egg-free when I went on the A diet.  I put him on the A diet too because he thought the BTD was dumb.  I figured I'd see how he felt eating my diet.  I nearly killed him.  Literally.  He was having severe "crashes" every single day from all the soy.  There was more than once when I actually thought he was a goner.  Anyway, it convinced him to try the B diet.  He's been a firm believer ever since and has done very, very well.  After being on it for a year or so I persuaded him to try eggs and dairy again since they were supposed to be good for him.  He reluctantly tried, had no reaction, and has been eating tons of them ever since.  I've also tried to get him to try oats but he's afraid of them.

He has energy issues as well.  In fact, he talks about not  Time Management but Energy Management.  He has to pace himself with his energy use, not his time use so much.  He's also learned that if he gives his all at work, there's nothing left for his family when he gets home. So he's learning to hold in reserve just a little of that energy so he can be cheerful at home instead of wiped out.    


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Quoted from Ribbit
In fact, he talks about not  Time Management but Energy Management.  He has to pace himself with his energy use, not his time use so much.


Oh man, can I relate!  How I wish I had more time than energy.  "Too much month at the end of the money", so to speak.
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Swe71
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Hi Everyone!

Itīs very interesting to here about all this. I recognize alot.

I will try the Yeast/Fungus protocol.
Today I bought Coriander & Timjan tincture, I have Polyfora and ARA6 since earlier. I ordered Oregano aswell (it was out of stock). According to the shop owner these are powerful tinctures, atleast Coriander & Oregano, so you should overdose.

Regarding "Vitamin A 10,000 IU: 1 capsule, daily", I didn,t find it but found Beta-carotene 25 mg, it transforms to Vitamin A inside the body and they say it is safer. But I didnīt buy it yet. Does anyone know if it could be used in this protocol?

Drive55, also very interesting to here about your 3 weeks starving, it can help me make some choices. I usually go to bed 10-11 pm, I will try making it more 10 than 11. One thing I do not recognize completly from Dr D:s describtion of B:s are the 8 hours (or more sleep), I seem to wake up after 6-7 hours, I usally sleep without interruptions.

I only have the ER4YT book yet, but I have ordered LR4YT. I buy mostly organic groceries, the market for organic food has grown here in Sweden in recent years, but I think we are still behind many countries in this area. I will check out the "Heidi Merrit" blog.



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"..should NOT overdose"  


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Drive55, also very interesting to here about your 3 weeks starving, it can help me make some choices. I usually go to bed 10-11 pm, I will try making it more 10 than 11. One thing I do not recognize completly from Dr D:s describtion of B:s are the 8 hours (or more sleep), I seem to wake up after 6-7 hours, I usally sleep without interruptions.

That's great that you are habitually getting to bed that early already.  Your 6-7 hour sleep habit could just be an individual difference, but I wonder if your bedroom is dark enough.  Light can wake you up earlier than you'd sleep if the room was otherwise dark (I use black curtains in my room).  Just a possibility.  Since fatigue is an issue, sleep is certainly an important area of life to consider!  Personally, I get by on 7-8 hours during the week, but I catch up a little on the weekends with one morning of sleeping in and naps if I feel like it.
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"..should NOT overdose"  

Lol.  I didn't use the oregano tincture because it was so expensive, but I found some gel capsules with oregano oil in them.  I also use thyme tincture.
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Quoted from TJ

, but I wonder if your bedroom is dark enough.  Light can wake you up earlier than you'd sleep if the room was otherwise dark (I use black curtains in my room).  Just a possibility.  Since fatigue is an issue, sleep is certainly an important area of life to consider!


I am actually struggling with this right now. I have a very good window blind but my problem is light is slipping through on the sides and top, so I am patching with all sorts of texiles  . I think I need a curtain on top of the blind.



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Hi Swe

Just seen this thread, wonder how you are getting on.

I started BTD a few years ago, and have moved onto GTD, my improvements have been slow and steady (although digestively, I could feel the difference straight away- such a relief, after years of feeling sick every day). I have never been 100% compliant but do my best but suffer if I stray too much. I have had chronic fatigue syndrome for a few years, but if I keep on as I am at the moment, I may actually be able to start some kind of work next year...

I don't know about you, but getting the right kind of protein is really important for me. Sometimes I prefer fish, sometimes I feel like meat, I like dairy but am still not sure if any of it is good for me..

Look forward to hearing how you are getting on.  


8 feb 2008:Weight Loss on GTD so far (without trying): 4 kilos (about 8 lbs - half a stone)
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Hi fellow Scandinavian
- been busy so I first saw your tread  today when Ellie posted.

Hope you are doing well  


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