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Peppermint Twist
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Kyosha Nim
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After 7 years on the diet...I will tell you where I act like a total mind numb robot about the diet. When some self appointed know-it-all whom finds out that I am strick on the diet and proceeds to warn me about the long term dangers of a whacko fad diet.  They start out by saying that the blood type diet has been debunked many times over. That there is no long term, say 5 to 10 year studies on the long term effect of this diet. That this diet is deficient in things like whole grains and dairy. Blaa Blaa Blaa Blaa Blaa.

My answers usually not only shut them up but make them take some note:  First off I explain that I have been on this diet well into a time period that would qualify for any long term study and know my vitals. So much for no long term trials.


Exactly!!!!  I've been on the thing since 1997 and my last bloodwork (which, admittedly, was back in around 2000) was, to quote the primary care doctor, "spectacular", cholesterol HDL:LDL ratio-wise, and very good in every other way.  If this is a fad, it is the longest, most life-altering fad I've ever been a part of.  With fads like this, who needs lifestyles?





"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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Debra+
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Pierre-what a beautiful testimony.  I have copied and emailed it to my family and friends.  Someday, somehow this will all sink in.  And...you are also not alone in the family not following the diet like you do.  How lucky is that to have all of you the same blood type.  I have O's and A's and they only eat compliant when I cook two meals which is all of the time.  For suppers anyhow.  When they are out on their own they are the ones in control and they know it and don't follow it.  Keep up the great work.

Now...for the coffee.  I am so with Car54 on this one.  Two cups may not have been too bad... not...but TEN!!!!  Besides wheat, dairy and pork...coffee was one of my worst culprits.  I never drank it growing up as I did not care for the taste of it. Guess my body was trying to tell me something.   It was only when we got a Tim Horton's Coffee Restaurant here that I started to drink it and became addicted.  Remember it produces more stomach acid which we O's do not need, as you already know.  Your tummy is going to start eating itself.  

I, too, was never a big water drinker and still have hard times with remembering to have it.  (Left-side of the brain-memory).  I do drink alot of organic green tea, rooibos tea, black cherry, peppermint and the new added Dr. D Type O sipping tea (which is becoming a great favorite).  Don't forget the seltzer water and juice. Imagine how great you will feel once you are off of it.  Just give it a try and see.  What could it hurt?  We are here to help you.

Debra

P.S.  Next we will work on the salad dressings.  

P.S.S.  Wal Mart----Yams are not sweet potatoes.  


"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." C.G. Jung"

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namastetmk
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 7:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Me too...I am going to print this testimony and give it to my dad.  Who knows, maybe this testimony will show him that I am not koo-koo
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Pierre
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 7:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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namastemk your dad is still going to think you are a kook.   Most people think that I am a kook. After all you are taking advice from a 50 year old man who thinks that teaching mogul skiing all winter long is a real job and that living on a trawler in the summer is a real house.
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Pierre, because you do those things is exactly why I think you would get his attention.  You seem very down to earth, and sound like a no non-sense sort of guy, and that is how my dad is.  It's worth a try anyway.        
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namastemk let me add a few things then: First of all I really don't buy into every thing that is in that book. Especially the part about personality and blood type. I really don't buy into there being a lot of real hard core science behind the blood type diet. I think its a lot of hocus pocus.

None the less I can step back and profoundly thank Dr. D'Adamo for not only saving my life but making is so worth while. So worth living.

Your dad doesnt have to buy into everything to get that gift. That benefit that is life. He just has to eat the damn food.

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Oh-my goodness-could this be the jitters from the coffee talkin'?  

Debra


"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." C.G. Jung"

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You do make me chuckle Pierre....
Whether or not you follow this diet to the degree that most of us here do, you are obviously doing very well and have a wonderful outlook on life.  I appreciate your point of view and I really think my dad will as well.
All the best ~
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Oh-my goodness-could this be the jitters from the coffee talkin'?  


What coffee? I don't drink coffee anymore
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What!!!-Since 9:49 a.m today?  You better get some green tea into you.

Debra


"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." C.G. Jung"

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Now what am I going to abuse. Ahhhh strawberries.
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Go for it.  

Debra


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Well I for one wasn't pickin' on ya. Just making some observations.

I have a roomie who is type O and in continuous severe pain, so severe she's using Duragesic (fentanyl) patches to deal with it. She absolutely refuses to try the BTD, saying it won't work for her (although she feels much better when she eats meat! *sigh*). Right now she's on a citrus kick--three oranges a day. Then she wonders why her blood sugar is going crazy and her stomach is overacid and she's lightheaded and nauseated and her pain levels are going up.

Some people are too close to the problem, and some people need their disease. If she ever changes her mind I'm there for her, until then I just walk away and let her do what she wants.

About yams--you're right. For whatever reason, most stores here in the States insist on calling sweet potatoes 'yams'. A true yam is more like a white potato with a harder skin. Confusing!


Everyone is entitled to his or her informed opinion. --H. Ellison
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It's so hard to watch people suffer in illness and pain when they won't do anything to help themselves.  It's frustrating and I know I have to learn to accept that my father will probably never try the BTD approach or anything to help himself.  I keep hoping and looking for other opportunites to try...like using Pierre's story here.
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here s a quote about coffee:
''Coffee increases stomach acid production, something most O's don't need too
much help with''


''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);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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My father tried the diet last year for the first time. He refused to try it for 6 years because my mother was on it and would say "see I told yah so".  He finally tried it because he was having bouts with hives and edema. He still has some problems but is greatly improved. He claims he didn't get it from my mother.

Most people have to suffer quite a bit before they will try something as lifestyle altering as the BTD.  What I say to all of those out there suffering.

"Go ahead and suffer for all your damn stuborness. I don't feel a bit of your pain. Funny how that works. By the way, what do you REALLY have to LOSE by trying it.  Its only food for heaven sake. Even dogs got enough sense to not eat things that make them hurt. Its funny how people don't."

I no longer sit there and have sympathy for incredibly obstinate stupid people. When I finally took that approach with my father, he tried the diet.  \

lola weren't you on the original forums a few years back?

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Come on now. Coffee and vinegar are needed to extract calcium for Rolaids.
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yes Pierre,
I am the same Lola from then! )


''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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Debra


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Pierre,
tyrosine is a good substitute for coffee...7 grms a day.)

coffee-elevates cortisol levels which promotes fat storage.
mimics insulin resistance hypoglycemia or some sort of blood sugar issue
Crashing and burning and then...Starting to crave carbohydrates
messes w/ the adrenal glands hypertension. Also it causes excess acidity in the stomach and leads to acid reflux.

..............................
but you have no problems with that, right?
Dr. Nicholas Perricone states, in one of his PBS specials, that if you drink
a cup of coffee in the morning, TEN HOURS LATER your cortisol level is still
elevated.


''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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Its surprising that after drinking INKA for more than a year and not having any for about 5 years how much it tastes like coffee.  I had an unopened container in the pantry from that time period and its still good.  I would like to lose 40 pounds.

Lola, what the heck is tryosine? Seems to me I remember Edna being very active on the original board. I she around on the new boards?

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Quoted from Pierre
Seems to me I remember Edna being very active on the original board. I she around on the new boards?


What ho!  It is I, Edna, a.k.a., Car 54, a.k.a. "Sam Dan" *lol*!  Reporting for duty!




"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

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Hi Pierre!!

Awesome story about your recovery!! One of those millions stories worldwide!

Never forget the day I started the diet, back in 1999.. I marked that day in mind... Never went back... It felt good within 3 weeks after starting the diet.
Could tell you much more, but I am in a moving-hurry.... just wanted to congratulate you with your results..

Cocky
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What ho!  It is I, Edna, a.k.a., Car 54, a.k.a. "Sam Dan" *lol*!  Reporting for duty!


Ahhh fancy that. I have been talking to you and did not know it.

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pierre,
L-Tyrosine is a non-essential (or semi-essential), neutral, genetically coded amino acid.
helps brain activity and mood enhancer, too.


''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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