I started the btd over 5 years ago. In the beginning I experienced the most amazing results--less congestion, less aches, a return of energy, weight loss (with no effort) loss of a painful foot callus (in only 2 weeks) that I had suffered for 15 years, the skin on my arms and legs became soft and supple, etc, etc, etc.
Through the most stressful time of my life two years ago (my mother's death from breast cancer) I ate whatever was available (lots of aviods) and gained 20 pounds. Since then, the btd, though I did the same things as before, just didn't seem to have the same good effect.
ENTER SECRETOR STATUS KNOWLEDGE!!!
Now that I know that I am a non-secretor, and eating compliently for only 3 weeks, all the excellent results are back!!! I felt I had lost my way and now I have found that sacred pathway to health that I always believed existed from knowledge of the good doctor's work. My congestion is again gone, my weight dropping like a rock (14 pounds since Jan 3, started nonnie diet since Jan 21), I have more energy, sleeping better, less inflamation--even little cuts and scratches are healing with no readness or inflamation (which has happened to me since I was a child.) I read the thread on gums under another column and I should have suspected that I was a nonnie because of all the cavities I had and fillings I received as a child, and I even had to have two cavities fixed last summer. I am 49 and feel like I have won the lottery, healthwise.