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Henriette Bsec
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Oh happy day !
I just want to share that today after not thinking about my weight for about 4 months- and took the tape measure and WOW without really trying I had lost between 5 and 10 cm around my belly , waist and hips
It must be the garden work or ?
I had not  lost much around my chubby arms and breasts but what the... it goes when it goes.
I have had far to much dark chocolate and butter lately and still it went away- I feel so inspired to do even better !!!!


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Great news, Henriette!!! Thanks for sharing  


I'm sure it depends on body type, but I have found that exercising is the way for me to lose those inches... or centimeters...  


Now if I can only figure out how to keep it where I want it and lose it where I don't...




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Yep it must be exercise- when I look at my diet I have had lots of calories and fat !
- but only tiny amounts of avoids
Maybe no stress has something to do with it as well- just a thought- but loosing weight digging the garden/ and weeding - that is great- so when it stops raining I´ll do some more before my May garden is completely drowned in weed


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I hope Kristin responds to this message:

Kristin, I read your thread on May 4 about inner ear problem being helped through BTP.  It was encouraging.  I have had an inner ear infection that has not been helped by antibiotics or herbs for about a month (still dizzy, w/occasional chills fever and fatigue).  Would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me what else you did to help the inner ear problem?
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Hi balletnut,


Sure... in adults, many inner ear problems have an underlying sinus condition along with it that often goes undiagnosed. So, working toward sinus health... LOT'S of rest, nasal irrigation (through using a neti pot), steam inhalation, making sure you have adequate intake of B vitamins, keep yourself well hydrated, checking into the quality of air you breathe both in your home and work environments... along with a committment to high compliance on the BTD helped to regain my sinus health and thus end my ear problems.

Dizzyness is also a symptom of sinus congestion which I lived with for many years along with bouts of positional vertigo... all gone, now.

Best of luck to you...  

Kristin (moderndancefreak)





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Hello Kristin, thank you so much for your reply.  Very grateful.  

I am going to have to find myself a neti pot (whatever that is).  I just recently had this problem, along with adrenal exhaustion.  Too much dancing and not enough rest and food.  It's a challenging to do multiple pirouettes with a vertigo

Thank Dr. D and BTD!  And, thank you again.  

P.S.  Glad to meet another dance enthusiast.  
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Hello again, balletnut  

A neti pot is a small ceramic or plastic pot that is available in many HFS and usually comes with instructions for using and how to prepare the saline solution.

There were some threads here about using a neti pot... I'll hunt around and if they are still available, I'll post them below.

Pirouettes often caused vertigo in me...  


Kristin


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Wow, thank you!    Modern dancer saved a balletnut.  

Good spotting technique is suppose to reduce vertigo....but lately whipping the head around to spot where I am makes me wonder where the heck I am.  Must have the unmistakable "Duh, which way did he go, George?" look on my face 'cause my partner or someone usually whispers "psst, over here."  

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...can SO relate!!!


My spotting technique was never exactly exemplary...


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I'm a type B, have been on the BTD for 7 years plus.  It's been great for me.  I started shortly after my husband died at the strong encouragement of my Naturopath.  I fully intended to give the program a really good try for two weeks, and then tell her that I really wasn't up for a diet at that time.  WELL - within those two weeks I lost several pounds, felt the depression lift a bit, and my "arthritis" disappeared.  As someone who likes to be very physically active, all this was too good to pass up - so here I am, 7 years later and 35 pounds lighter, obviously still on the program.  It's the FIRST time in my life that my weight has been easily controlled.  I don't feel deprived or hungry, and that is a real joy.  But, I'm wondering if there is any special information for those of us with persistent high blood pressure.  I recently had to see a Cardiologist, and he has me on a low sodium diet.  It's pretty tough to stay below 1000 mg/day even though I rarely eat out and love to cook.  My beloved cottage cheese has 1/3 of my daily quota, so ????  I'm having a little trouble negotiating these information channels, but I'll keep trying.
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Hi Kathy and welcome to the forums!!

You can get your Type B avatar in the member center located at the top right of this page. Once there, click on avatar setting under edit profile to choose your avatar. Once designated, it will be seen with all your posts.

Thanks for sharing your successes on the BTD with us  


Re: your question about sodium and high blood pressure, perhaps another member would have some info for you. I know Dr.D has mentioned that with some conditions like high blood pressure, B's do quite well utilizing visualization techniques to assist in lowering blood pressure...



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Hi Everyone.
I am a B with Rheumatoid arthritis.I don't know my secretor status yet. Does anyone have experiences to share about this disease?I was fortunate enough to find Dr. Adamo's book : Arthritis: fight it with the blood type diet at the library this week. He has put all the supplement and diet info in a single source. I am very excited about the possibilities. I soon realized after reviewing the book, that my diet consists of things that are mostly bad for me. I'm ready for a change and can't wait for my body to heal.
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Marie,
use the search engine here to find all you want to know.
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/PATHbase/depict.cgi?6
http://www.dadamo.com/columns/natupdate/ask2.pl?20050401.txt

this diet is the best antinflamatory there is! )


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Hi all my fellow busy B's.  Here's my story...  I'm kind of new at the BTD, I've lost about 6 lbs , but also need to count calories to lose weight .  I eat mainly yogurt & berries (blueberries, raspberries & strawberries)  These are what my main diet consists of,  I'll also have either a couple of fried eggsduring the day, or fish dipped in egg & spelt flour & fried in olive oil, I'll have that along with some veggies occasionally, but some days I'm just too busy (you other busy B's know what I'm talking about, when I say BUSY!) to go through all that.  I go for the quick, instant, "take no thought about it", kind of meal.  I'm most of the time BTD compliant, I went out to eat with my AB husband this week, and that was challenging to find something to eat!, I compromised alittle, I had fried codfish, dipped in WHEAT !!!, AND FRIED IN WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF POISONOUS OIL !!!!!!!  That was a few days ago and I'm still alive, and didn't get an infection of any type.  I used to get almost monthly UTI's, but all the berries help in keeping that away completely, I haven't had an UTI since I started the BTD!  In fact, I haven't been sick at all since starting the BTD!!!!!  I've been successful in avoiding most of the avoids, except for an "OCCASIONAL" slip-up, but then start again, sometimes the next day or even the next meal, I don't watch the frequency charts, just the AVOIDS.  I enjoy eating like this, my appetite is under control when I stick to the BTD, I still want to lose about 5 more stubborn pounds, but I'm not worried about losing them, I mainly just concentrate on eating well-balanced meals....I figure the pounds will eventually drop off.  Don't worry "B" happy!!!  God bless you all for reading this B's story.  There's got to B more B stories.  I hope we get more!

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hi all

i guess ive neglected the testimonial cause ive only been doing this for 5 months, but i think the immediate improvemtns are worth noting!!

first, with my B mum {also following btd 5 months, as we live together ive got everyone in my family doing their best, but their not as into it.} She has found immediate improvemnets with her energy and moods, but most amazingly these pains she had which she called 'bursitis' for the past 4 or 5 years have completely disappeared {!}
..As she gave up the black tea, which she was drinking up to 3-5 cups a day, replaced with green tea, dandelion and rooibos, replaced bread with spelt and millet varieties, avoids corn, tomatoes, and is basically as compliant as me now as we cook and eat together mostly. so shes very happy and tells all her friends about it too.

For me, being vegetarian for over 10 years before starting btd, i started eating fish 5 months ago and being compliant, i noticed immediate amazing energy and stamina improvements, which has helped me get thru this semester of uni. No more Brain fuzz! No more iron tablets or B12 injections!! its great!

Which has all been great side effects for me as i actually started btd to help my rosacea and constipation/hemmorhoids... ughhh, yuk, but i have been hemmorhoid free for about 2 months now.

Last week i tried some turkey but i had a stomach pain afterwards and havnt tried any since, it was a hard thing to do too. i dont know how you vegetarians turn omnivore can do it! Anyhow i havnt given up on the idea just yet. It s hard to find organic meat here but we are looking into options, as we'd all prefer to eat meat as hormone free as possible, and apparently it tastes better, so my family say.

My face is still pink which i hate, but now i never break out, and only feel flushed when embarrassed or stressed. There is a few other niggling things i hope will improve with time

The biggest hope i have is that the effects will flow over for my little brother too who is also a B who is in remission period from severe mental illness, we dont force any of this on him but i think he is enjoying the changes even if he doesnt have to take much notice or stress out about what he is eating. Having BTD beneficials at mealtimes for him and available i think is fantastic for him, i hope so.


have lovely day

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Hello Wendy and Kawab... and thank you both for sharing with us!!

Wendy... yes I do know about those quick B meals as I am the only B in my house and lately, more often than not, "throw" one of those quickie meals together. But I do feel best when I have balanced meals, which for me means finding new ways to eat veggies that are quick and easy. I find breakfast as an easy way to get veggies... a simple stirfry of kale (or chard or spinach or...) and shitake mushrooms along with a good quality protein is a great energy boost in the AM. Just a thought...

Kawab... I was a veghead for several years and thought there was no way I'd be able to digest meat. But when I started eating meat again, it wasn't the digesting that was so hard, it was the cooking of it that I had a hard time with (and I still do not like cooking meat) plus the smell of meat cooking was quite the adjustment. It did take some time too, to get used to the heaviness of a meat meal, but the clearer head as a result... definitely worth it!



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Is it really necessary to omit to necessary to omit black tea and sugar? What are the alternatives?
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Kristen, the quickie breakfast idea sounds like something I'd be willing to try, I've never heard of Kale or Chard, or Stitake mushrooms,  are these found in a normal grocery store? or would I find them in a HFS?  The only spinach I've ever eaten, was as a kid, "canned, mushy spinach "  I didn't like it then, & don't think I could eat it now either .  Thanks for the idea though.  Now I just gotta find (Kale, Chard, & Mushrooms...this will be interesting, I'll be checking my local grocery store, I live in the United States in the state of Wisconsin, (thought I'd throw that information in, in case these are things you can only find in other countries)  I don't know
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brenna,
try substituting with green tea and compatible sugar for your type.


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Hi Wendy ~

Yes, you can find kale, Swiss chard, and (fresh!!) spinach at grocery stores and HFS's in the produce section... shitake mushrooms at a HFS or Asian grocery stores (also fresh in the produce, sometimes you can find them packaged in dried form). I like the mushrooms and kale as they are beneficial for all B's... nice to start the day with high bene's. But I do love chard...

With shitake mushrooms... I only use the caps and discard the stems. Slice and saute in a little olive oil... add freshly chopped kale ( I like the lacinato kale, also known as dinosaur kale), or spinach or chard and saute for a couple minutes until soft. Sprinkle with a little herb seasoned salt... so good and good for you!!

Yes, please forgo the canned spinach!!! Disgusting stuff!

I grew up in the upper Midwest (Michigan) and trying to remember the last time I was in a grocery store... I think you can get all of these veggies there... if not, you can ask of their availabilty in the produce section where you shop.

Good Luck!!



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Fresh spinach is a compleetely different thing!!!- I had a sweet 12 year old girl staying at my place- She told me that spinach was her favoriet veggie- I looked at her- well my kid likes it but to love it!?
- Anyway the two girls made nice green pizza with the fresh spinach- fried with garic and pressed liquid out, spelt bottom and mozzerella- it was a great succes. I didn´t even miss the tomatosauce
I think spinach is better/less strong in the morning than kale.....

Great to hear from other B´s- it is intersting how different the approaches to the B diet is- some seem to be more O-like others more vegetarian/fish-like- I wonder why ?

I wonder if anyone has tried to make a more "stoneage"-approach to the B-diet- no sugar, white flour rice etc- more veggies, fruit, nuts, meat and fish ???
I find myself eathing a bit much of flour/grains/sugar and easy dairy when stressed or BBBBuzy
- IT does take less time to grab a spelt/oatmuffin or some fruit yoghurt that to make some veggies and meat.........
I think it would be rather easy to combine BTD with a more "stoneage approach"
I need to cut down - because when I eat - yes beneficial/ neutral grains/dairy - my O kid eats more than she should.


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Brenna, if it's any consolation, I drink black tea with only cream, no sugar.  I also do the same with green tea.  With rooibos I use a little glycerine, vanilla and cream, which for me is my bedtime drink.  
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Vegetable glycerine.  You can find it at your natural foods store.  You only need a little to sweeten up your drink.  Sometimes the vanilla comes with glycerine in it, then that makes it real handy as you can just put in about a tsp. of that kind of vanilla and the sweetener is already there if it has glycerine as one of the ingredients.  
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Just a little tip Brenna -- I found my veg glycerine in the COSMETIC section of my health food store!  The brand I use is NOW.  When I bought 2 big bottles of it, the clerk commented that I must be making a lot of soap with it!  Her eyes got real wide when I told her no, I put it in my tea!  She then mentioned that it is found in a lot of snack/energy bars so I guess tea would be fine too!  There is usually something on the bottle that states "glycerine is even pure enough to be taken internally" when it's food grade.  So don't worry if that's where you find it too.  I've used it for over a year and I'm still alive!!!  


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