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Monday, April 11, 2005, 1:11am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Living on Hado
Sam Dan
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Location: Texas
Well, I figure it's about time to post my little blurb here.

At about December of '04 I had cut red meat out of my diet almost completely.  I wanted to become a vegetarian like my friend (whadya know, he's A).  At about the same time I started to develop breathing problems.  I told myself it was the weather playing tricks on me.  Come January, I knew it wasn't just the weather.  Come February, I knew I had to do something.  I felt like I was suffocating to death.  So I did some research and came up with the BTD.

After just a few days on the BTD I noticed an immediate increase in energy levels.  To make a long story short, after about a month of sneezing up old impurities, I could finally breathe for once.  And I can move much faster.  Seeing as how my job pays me by my work, speed is important to me, and time is money.

But here's what's great.  I deliver papers for the Houston Chronicle.  Sunday is really rough.  Sometimes the paper can weigh up to 5 pounds.  The average Sunday used to take me until 8:30 AM or later to finish the job.  Today I finished at 6:30.  I was in the "zone" as us gamers call it.  When I was out throwing, I ran into some college kids, and we had an exchange that went something like this:

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STUDENT:  Hey man, are you tweakin'?
ME:  Tweakin?
STUDENT:  Yeah, are you on something?
ME:  No.
STUDENT:  Really?  You look like you are on Speed.
ME:  Nope.
STUDENT:  So what, did you just drink a lot of coffee or something?
ME:  Nah.
STUDENT:  You mean you're sober?
ME:  Yeah.
STUDENT:  Wow, that's crazy.
ME:  I guess it is.

Before this encounter, I had never really given much thought to how fast I was moving.  I just kind of went.  But when I payed attention to it I realized that I'm moving so much faster than before the BTD, it's almost unbelievable.  Today I finished throwing papers at 6:30 on a paper route that would normally take until 8:00.  And not only that, but after I'm done, I still feel like I could climb a mountain (one of my favorite activities, BTW).

So, does the BTD work?  It gets two big thumbs up from me.  I find it funny that someone thought I was on a stimulant/pepper.  Well, I suppose I am on a stimulant...the stimulating BTD  

DISCLAIMER:  The above information is garnered from personal experience.  This advice is not intended to replace that of a trained medical professional.  Although, personally, I wouldn't trust most trained medical professionals to have the knowledge or know-how to trim my toenails.
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Monday, April 11, 2005, 2:59am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
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great report VG!!!
keep it up!! ))

''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ESTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 12:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Brilliant, well done.  So glad you feel great and have more energy.  
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Congrats, Gnawty! It really is amazing how much more sustainable energy you have on the BTD, isn't it? You can work for hours and not have that bone-deep fatigue that never seems to go away.

A few weeks ago I had to help pack up an entire household, make half a dozen runs to a storage unit loading and unloading boxes and furniture, and then clean a house and garage--all in one night. And I DID IT without collapsing. Slept pretty hard for a few days, but made it through. Before BTD that would have been completely impossible for me.

Everyone is entitled to his or her informed opinion. --H. Ellison
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Swamied Gatherer (50%), Rh-
Sam Dan
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Location: the Bay Area, CA
Gnawty ,

Great Testimonial!. You help reinforce my resolve to get back to high compliancy.

BTW, My brother (don't know his blood type) tried to do vegetarian a couple of years ago. He's kind of quiet about these things, one day my mom just said he's become a vegetarian. A few months later i noticed that he was eating meat. We try not to ask him too many questions, cuz he always thinks were trying to pry into his personal business (especially when we ask about his latest girlfriend, then suddenly she's not around anymore). My guess is that he's an O, because he's really healthy, very athletic and could pass for 10 years younger (i could too). Even though he doesn't do the BTD, i know he pretty much eats like an O.

Keep up the great progress!!!

"Let food be thy medicine"

Dr. D has said many times that it's not about what you don't eat but what you do eat that makes the difference.  "Quoted by Jane"
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