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Mim
Wednesday, February 2, 2005, 2:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Replacing milk with soy has GREATLY helped me!  No more gas!!!  No more tummy upset.  I have lost 13 pounds since Jan 1 and feel wonderful.  My sinuses are cleared up and I no longer have the annoying hacking cough I have had for years.  My headaches have almost completely cleared up.  I feel wonderful...plus I am exercising 3-4 days/wk and whenever I feel "stressed" I do some deep breathing and it helps.  This is great!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2005, 4:08pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Let's see... if I had to choose what made the biggest difference for me it would be eliminating corn and tomatoes, adding lamb, and following the exercise and stress reduction suggestions. I have SO MUCH MORE energy now than before the BTD!! I hope I never forget how I used to feel fatigued and lethargic all the time.

ISA - have you tried cooking with cast-iron cookware to help boost iron levels? It is supposed to help, and would not cause any digestive upset....

Just a friendly suggestion from my neck of the woods...  



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HarmonyKitty
Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 11:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Biggest change for me came when I found out I was a non secretor.  I was livin' the secretor lifestyle and lovin' my 85% dark chocolate!  Then my ignorantly blissful world was shattered when I found out I was the dreaded nonnie!  NO!  That day I checked my B food lists in LR4YT and found SUGAR to be a no no!  What a shock considering I've lived on this product for about 40 years!  And I was elated to find it listed as Neutral when I first started the (secretor) diet.

But jumping into the past -- when I first started the diet as a secretor I lost 25 lbs.  Then I abruptly stopped the weight loss (but continued to lose inches).  This should have sent up some type of flag for me.  Seems I lost the weight when I gave up sweets for Lent!  Anyhow, I abruptly cut out sugar from my life and started to drop the weight again!  I've got a while to go, but after being stuck in a rut for about 9 months, it sure feels good to start losing again.  

And I owe it all to finding out I'm a non-sec and SUGAR has been my demon all my life!  I gladly give it up though, because soon I'll be wearing a bikini - something I haven't done since I was 10!


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I think........
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NanC
Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 3:09am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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To Isa:

I also have a tendency to anemia and don't tolerate iron supplements well, they tend to irritate my colon.  However, there is an alternative to iron supplements.  You might want to take a B complex supplement as both vitamins B12 and folic acid improve absorption of iron from the foods you eat.

Also, if you are able to tolerate any soy products, I've read that soy improves iron absorption too.

Regards,

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Reducing the amount of grains in my diet has been a major help to me. Also trying to eat more protein early on the day seems helpful. Trying to meet those hefty amounts of animal protein has been too difficult and I have settled to have some of those for breakfast. Having snacks is something new to me and seems to work very well. So no need to buy expensive yeast killers any more. Now it's just a question of recovering from apparent but not very serious liver damage I'm still seriously underweight and don't seem to have much energy for exercise or such that might add more weight on me. BTD has been one of the factors that has helped me to recover from depression.


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NanC    thats' what I am doing -ty




regards Isa
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I was suffering from horribly embarrising acne on my jaw-line. I gave up my OJ I was drinking like a zelot every morning and ate pineapples, blue berries, black cherry juice and much more water (clean purified water) My face is clear and bright. I am still sprung on tomato sauce (an avoid) but I eat a very close diet and my skin is amazing!


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Here's a few changes that made huge differences to me:

Giving up wheat = Better moods, change in body shape

Giving up potatoes = No more spacing out, losing 7 pounds (without wanting to) after being on this diet for 3 years!

Regular, intense exercise (including weight lifting) = Total change in how mass is distributed on my body!  I used to hate my legs, now they look entirely different!  I have a flat stomach and defined arms!

Giving up sugar (after finding out I am a non) = Major improvement in mood, clear skin.


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sewjean
Friday, March 18, 2005, 1:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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To those who have anemic problems, have you been tested for iron overload? Most Doctors don't test for it unless you request it.  IOD is a killer if left untreated!  You can still be anemic and have Iron overload.  Check out the web site:ironoverload.org and glean info about Hereditary Hemochromatosis.  I have it, so does my sister, and it is amazing that 1 out of 150 people carry the gene that causes it. Following the criteria and also the ER4YT diet has made me 10 years younger!! I'm 71, type O and when I look back before I found out these things, I probably would be in a wheelchair permantly and/or in a nursing home if I had not followed the diet etc.I had so much iron in me, that the scanners at the supermarkets etc, drained my energy and several times an ambulance was called because I was so ill.  I still have monthly Phlebotomies to keep my iron level below 10, which makes me feel so much better!  I'm energized afterward! I can almost run circles(and ride my stationary bike for 5 - 9 miles) around my best friend who is only 57 and Type A.  Wheat has always been a problem for me, and now even the slightest bit of wheat can bring on shortness of breath. And avoiding the NIGHTSHADES has proven to be so beneficial to lessen Arthritis!  Live and learn, and listen to your body!   Sewjean.  ogibbs@i2k.com
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yaman
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Hello and welcome sewjean

Please visit the member center above right and pick yourself the O avatar so that you will not have to write your blood type every time you post.

Also may I recommend that you remove your e-mail address from your post for security? I can do it for you if you like. If you want to share your e-mail with someone, you can always send a private message (pm), a lot safer..

And last but not least, thank you for your wonderful testimonial. So good to meet you

cheers,
Yaman


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So many benefits to list, not enough time:

- no wheat= no stomach or constipation problems.
- no potatoes = no arthritis or muscle aches
- no sugar = no acne or weight issues

I used to get respiratory infections every winter that would always end up in walking pneumonia.  I haven't have a chest cold in 7 years.

Very few migraines (migraines I get now are from pressure changes from Chinooks).
Heal very quickly from cuts and bangs.  I had a ruptured appendix last year and walked around septic with it for 3 days.  After I had the surgery, my recovery was about 2 weeks, when the doctor said minimum 6-8.  Went skiing after 3 weeks....I attribute this 100% to the diet and having the right foods for my recovery.
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Lola
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wow jean!
glad to hear you recovered so fast from that ruptured appendix!!

what could have caused it?


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