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Polyflora or larch might help with getting the poop back in order.  Ghee is also good for colon health if you don't already incorporate that in your diet.  Vitamin C for the gums.  I added trace minerals a while back for sore gums, not sure if that was what worked, but mine have really improved.  I already was taking the Type O vitamins and minerals.  I think everyone should take a daily multi, blood type specific if possible.


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I could never get tired of this diet.  I feel so fantastically WELL that I don't want to go back to the old way of eating.  This has been the only program that's been able to stop me from eating Butterfingers, choc chip cookies, etc.  

I recently found out I am a non-secretor and have further refined my diet.  I've REALLY noticed a difference and would never change this diet.  I've been on it faithfully for a year and don't ever want to change it.

Yes it is a pain to try to hunt for compliant foods, but it is well worth it.  I've gotten a lot of things at my local HFS.  If I'm out somewhere and need a snack, I try to pack some brown rice crackers.  There is a brand that adds onion and garlic to their crackers and they are delicious.  And when worse comes to worse, I make my own snacks -- from spelt rolls to trail mix!


99.8% sure I'm a Nomad.
I think........

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Carol,
that is great news!!


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To: lady_rose42

You might want to cut back on some of the raw foods, especially the fruit, as it may overstimulate the colon.  Too much fruit could also effect your blood sugar, causing those food cravings.  More cooked foods instead of raw foods would be easier on your gums too.

You may also want to consider a calcium supplement, as increasing the calcium intake should firm up the stools.  You would want a calcium supplement without magnesium though, as magnesium would tend to loosen the stools.  

A fiber supplement or carob or probiotics might help too.

Good luck!

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Im sure this post dosn't belong here but I wanted to share that i found out/met my 5th type A friend/relative etc. Before we even discussed blood types, she was telling me how she doesnt like red meat, and doesnt really like meat of any kind much at all. 2 Other A's that i know are veg, and the other 2 eat meat only on occaision but its not a big part of their life. I love using these 5 examples as a back up to why i think BTD really is legit (i wasnt even questioning it in the first place). How could i have 5 'coincidences'. After they tell me what they like to eat etc, i ask their blood type, and so far all of these are A's. Still even when i mention these 5 type A's with no prior knowledge of BTD, people still think all 5 are just coincidences...i think not!
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U2dan, I KNOW!  I have these kind of experiences all the time and I feel they really validate the BTD.  Anecdotal, schmanecdotal, there are just too many of them to be coincidence.  I always find myself saying to people, "Type A...right?", or "You are blood type O, aren't you?"  The response is usually, "Actually, yes, that is so WEIRD, how did you know that?"

It's a gift!  

For just one example, there is this lovely woman at work and she told me she is on Tamoxifen because she is really scared, as every woman in her family gets breast cancer.  I asked if she is Type A and she is (we work at a blood bank and she is a regular platelets donor, so she knows her type).  I forced her to read at least the A section of ER4YT (which I highlighted the relevant sections of!  Bottom line:  Eat peanuts and snails!).  She is still on Tamoxifen, and she doesn't follow ER4YT, but she thought it was "interesting" and she does eat well, exercises a LOT, and takes excellent care of herself.  That is just one example of someone's blood type jumping out and biffing me in the face.  It's fun whipping out my magical powers and correctly guessing people's blood types!  Weeeeeeeeeeeeee:  Fun With the Blood Type Diet!


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hah yes!! thats such a good idea to 'guess' it rather than ask it. I am def. gonna do that next time when someone feels the need to go down the list of their likes and dislikes lol.
I seriously love the fact now that i know 5 actually 6 people who are A's and who all say or do the same exact thing as far as eating goes. Now when people tell me im stupid for believing it ill tell them theyre stupid for being stupid!

haha im psycho..uh i mean psychic
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Wow - we're all having such similar experiences.....I feel like we should all have a group hug.... !!!!  Yeah, I'm getting pretty good at guessing people's blood types once I get to know them.  

B's I find are usually those people who just "love" milk - like they could drink a whole jug of it & not be a teenager with a growth spirt & are usually not into the whole vegetarian thing either.  The O's are easy to spot usually.  The most militant vegan I know however is an O & she has all sorts of Psoriosis problems (I wonder why....) & my A friends aren't that fond of red meat or the ones that do like it, never eat as much as they think they can.....it really is too funny.  I don't find AB's from their eating habits (2 out of how many friends????? Darn 3-5% of the population!!!!) but when it comes up, it's usually their personality that gives them away......I don't know how to describe it......I guess an AB "aura" is what I sense

Yeah Lola, people always want to know specifics about themselves & then loose interest 30 seconds after you start explaining.....what gives?  You're the one who asked in the first place???? Bunch of......&#(@&$)(@&$).......
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Natalie
......too funny!!!  lol

best you can do is:....''walk on , walk on with hope in your heart......''
know the song??
brings back memories!!


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[/quote]Polyflora or larch might help with getting the poop back in order.  Ghee is also good for colon health if you don't already incorporate that in your diet.  Vitamin C for the gums.  I added trace minerals a while back for sore gums, not sure if that was what worked, but mine have really improved.  I already was taking the Type O vitamins and minerals.  I think everyone should take a daily multi, blood type specific if possible.[quote]


 Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for responding. What does Polyflora / larch do for my body? I have been taking trace minerals on a regular basis for over a year. Where do I find Ghee? I think that maybe too that I have not been eating enough red meat. A little while ago, I boosted up my workouts and cut down on the protein and starting eating a majority of veggies with some fruits. Do you think that could be part of the issue?


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Ghee you can buy at HFS.....
or make your own......
there s a recipe here......go to typebase......dairy section......must be there....
report back if you can t find it.
being an O , you need to up your protein levels!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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hi you overthere
have an eye also for your art of thinking.... perhaps is here the key laying around?
The measures- the "how" to practise  "the amounts of..."

because if we think "big" so we need big too!
not getting feeded is one of the harmfulst storries in our youth- dear but to be feeded
up I meant it mentally- not a form of decompensation with food.
Sometimes it is because of being bored, or feeling unloved or just being "lonly"
here's the evils scratching for you, evil means here =temptation of
and you are really sure that it is as it is.... noooooooooooo dear look byond.....


regards Isa

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Lola, yes I do remember that song!!!!  I was very much into musicals in junior high.....I always liked Carosel
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One other thing that is keeping me on BTD ... I HAVE MUSCLES!!  It ahs been so long since my arms were rock hard! I cannot believe it, i love it...Im working on losing weight, although i cant go by the scale since im gianing muscle, right? Im afraid to look, but i know this is doing something and hope that this helps other people realize why some of us dont get tired of it! rock on!
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Been doing the BTD for a few weeks now (been on and off for a year, but this time am going to try!) and am feeling so much better. No wheat=no migraines!
I am finding it a bit hard though, as chicken, pork and bread are almost the staple diet here in Cyprus. Lamb is really expensive, as it is imported and the fish we are allowed is also imported. But, I am just not buying rubbish anymore and would rather spend a little extra to be a little healthier. I was talking to a friend last night who is a biochemist specialising in alternative medicine and she was saying that when she does food allergy testing, most of the time the blood type dictates the allergies...

As for me, it's so weird - milk is the one thing I have never been able to handle.My mom says I rejected her breast milk, I couldnt drink cow's milk as a child (the smell and taste makes me want to puke), but I looove cheese.
As I am getting older (32) and am also trying to get pregnant, I know I need calcium (blood tests last year october showed my calcium and iron were really low), I have found a solution to drinking milk. I have found a "meal supplement" powder, which I drink with a banana and strawberries or whatever fruit is around. The powder is also chocolate flavour...makes it easier to drink the milk and makes a really filling breakfast.

The only thing I have found difficult to give up really is chicken, because almost everyone here eats chicken.

other than that, I am trying to get my husband back on it (he's an A, and eats meat way too much...) - his father and uncles died young of cancer and heart disease!
Any advice on getting him back on? He did it with me for two months last year and the change in him was amazing - really quick and effective.
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None of my siblings or parents are BTD'ers, so sometimes I do intake an avoid or two.  Every time, without fail I am reminded vividly of how much I LOVE to ER4MT.  My husband (B) and I (A) both love it.  He has been in the UK since September (a Master's program) and still finds that his diet is compliant.  I'm so impressed with that, as he is not a huge fan of cooking for himself.  It can be tough to be opposites though.

I'm so happy with the diet.  I started with the intent to loose (quite a bit) of weight.  Although that's not really happening, my health is markedly improved.  I always thought that I was extra healthy too...


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dee,
remind your hub of the change you saw in him, last year!!
that might bring him back....


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I have a question;

What do you do when you have a cheat day? I started off well with my protein shake with fruit for breakfast, then my rice pasta for lunch and then it all went pear shaped!
I was working on an article at home (I am a freelance writer) and my husband insisted I get out for some air, so we went to sit at the beach and then I just started craving rubbish! I had a chocolate croissant, six cubes of chocolate and half a large packet of Lay's Salted Chips....that was in the space of about 4 hours.
I hardly ever binge like that and I felt really sick last night.

How do I get over these cravings?
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Dee,

Sounds like you left home being hungry and then had no healthy snacks available.  Take food with you when you head out.
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when 's your period due??  )))


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Vicki and Lola, you are are both right; I was peckish when I left the house - the rice pasta didnt really fill me up.

And Lola, got my period last night! Should have realised when I started craving chocolate the past few days; i usually dont eat chocolate at all! Bad news it means I am not pregnant

Anyway, this weekend was just so bad in terms of my eating (also went out to watch rugby in a pub last night....too much alcohol as well....).
But today I start again; wipe the slate clean from the weekend, forget about it and just continue.

Have four deadlines for articles by Tuesday night though, so maybe the stress factor is also not helping...
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I do not grow tried of this way of eating. It has been one of the greatest things in my life. I can always find new ways to eat within the limits of my blood type. Am I lazy sometimes? Yes. Do I wish for a BT restaurant? yes.
It is not a static diet, it changes with the seasons and can be explored on many levels.  
I will leave this blood type diet to my children when I die it is part of my legacy (and I hope to my grandchildren). dottie1




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I will leave this blood type diet to my children when I die it is part of my legacy (and I hope to my grandchildren).


Dottie1,

What a great sentiment you just expressed about the importance of the BTD to your life.  Your children and grandchildren are lucky to have you watching over them.


Alia


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No Way, Jose!  I don't get tired of eating right.  But I DO get tired of cooking right and especially for 2 types.  I made my husband take me out for Chinese Saturday night as MY KITCHEN WAS CLOSED due to the LACK OF INTEREST!!!!  I can always eat sortof right there, other than I eat too much.  But I could eat that rice and veggies and chicken everyday!  I am not 100% compliant but close and I try to eat mostly good if I have some small avoid.  I know what will make me feel horrible (usually) and I stay away from those...like ice cream...that's a bad one for me.  But to eat a piece of cake or cookie or something like that once in a while doesn't make me feel bad and it is only when we are out somewhere.  When we go on a trip, I always take snacks with us that we can have so we don't overdo it too much when the snack-attacks hit.


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Excellent thread!

I have to agree with many people here and say, I love the food plan--it's having to pick my way through the minefield that is the Standard American Diet that's the biggest problem. Going out to eat is just about impossible, and shopping is an adventure in finding enough beneficials to get me through the week!

I LOVE the way I eat now, though. The BTD rocks!


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