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Brighid45
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Went to my doctor on Friday to get things set up for some baseline tests and a physical. The nurse took a blood pressure reading: 98/70.

I was shocked. The nurse was shocked! My usual reading is 140/90 (and has been as high as 200/120 in times of extreme stress). We took it again a few minutes later:
100/70. My doctor came in a few minutes later to find me crying. They were tears of joy. My bp hasn't been that low since I was 20!

Reading at the end of a half hour appointment: 100/70. Reading this morning: 100/70.

Today I got my bloodwork results back. I don't have specific numbers yet, but my doctor says everything is fine, except I need to cut back on the levothyroxine a bit. That means my cholesterol and sugar are within NORMAL ranges. That is also a first probably since childhood. I have had high cholesterol and problems with sugar (including insulin resistance) for years. A year and a half of steady adherence to the BTD, and my health is returning.

Dr. D'Adamo, I couldn't have done this without the Blood Type Diet. If it weren't for your hard work I would probably be bedridden and seriously ill with no hope of getting better.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.    


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That testimonial is a keeper!  Great news Brighid45!


Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
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war is over


you made it!!! cause you wanted it to be so.....
great job! )


''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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Brighid, that's fantastic!!! I'm curious about why the Dr. wanted you to cut back on the thyroid meds.  Have you lost a lot of weight and the TSH was too low?  Were you getting palpitations?
Anyway, congrats on the great numbers!
Jane
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Oh yay, Bridhid!  I'm so happy for you.  

We are fortunate, aren't we?  A lot of us will live longer and healthier lives because of Dr. D.



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Let me not pass you by in quest
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this is why Victoria
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means my cholesterol and sugar are within NORMAL ranges


so that s good news all around!


''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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Twinnie {{hug}}, I already told ya in our Friday e-mailing spate how thrilled I am for you, but let me just repeat uno thaaang:

Seems like there just might be something to that blood type diet, huh?    When the doubters approach, fangs bared, just whip out your paperwork on these results and DAZZLE 'EM!  Or, better yet, let 'em bare away (fang-wise), as who cares what anyone thinks, when your health is better, nothing else much matters, especially opinions of those who don't know what in the world they are on about!


"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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P.S.  You've inspired a ditty:

Dancing the Brig Jig

Brig’s blood pressure is looking fine!
98/70 is so divine!
It used to be borderline, even with a drug
But then one day, Brig took a sugg
She read the book “Eat Right for your Type”
And immediately saw it wasn’t just hype!
Something felt right, something clicked!
And before you know it, high BP was licked!
Her cholesterol fell into normal range
All of her numbers no longer fraught with dange (er, that is)
Her doctor said she could lower her meds
Her body told her “To the BTD I’m wed!" (for life, that is)
She felt so much gratitude to Dr. D., her spirit did perk
She knew this wouldn’t have happened if not for his work
So she posted her happy news, which rang throughout the land
And all her thrilled BTD buds sang out:
ISN’T IT GRAND?




"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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BRAVO Edna!!!
great inspiration!


''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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Thanks so much everyone!

I must be honest and admit that my compliance level throughout the last year and a half would probably average out at approximately 75%--but to me that's an even stronger testimonial to the truth of the BTD. I've really worked hard to stay away from the worst stuff, which for me is grains and legumes, and here's the result. Even with eating a little more dairy and sugar than I should be, I'm STILL healing. This is so encouraging!

Jane--I had talked with my doctor about my TSH. I was worried it was on the low side because I've been having trouble with losing weight--even on a slow/steady schedule, it's taking a long time to come off. He says TSH is a bit high--and now that I think about it, that makes sense in view of a few side effects that I hadn't been paying attention to. Anyway, I'm to cut back just a bit on the Synthroid for a couple of months and then we'll check again.

Looks like that last indulgence in dairy and sugar is gonna get cut back some more to help with losing weight . . . because as my twinnie says, nothing tastes as good as health feels.

THE BTD ROCKS!!!



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That's fantastic!  Congrats!

My thyroid meds were reduced a little last month. I had a test again today (monthly until normal) and I'm hoping to need them reduced again.


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Excellent poem twin o' mine! Thank you! It's going up on the fridge immediately.

You all are the greatest. I couldn't have done it without your encouragement, friendship and help. I'm not at my goal by a long shot, but the journey is proving to be the most important part of that goal.
One last tidbit: when I left the doctor's office, I didn't stop to buy ice cream or donuts or anything else edible. I treated myself to two new music cds. And THAT is the biggest and best change of all.

Life is so, so good. I am blessed!  


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Brighid, I am so happy for you!   That's one of the best testimonials I've heard!  
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Brig,
I don't understand about the TSH.  Low is good.  High TSH means you need more not less.
Nonetheless, I'm really happy for your great numbers!  I've been really struggling with the weight lately and I know it's because of the sugar and not enough exercise.  I skiied for 4 1/2 hours on Saturday, nonstop, and these 61 year old knees really felt it.  I got back to the condo and totally collapsed on the couch with my Sudoku, crossword puzzles and a book.  I have yoga tonight but I really need to get back to exercising more regularly and getting the heart rate up.  When I do though, my knees feel it.  I don't know if it's a little arthritis or normal wear and tear from years of skiing, tennis, etc.  I guess I'll have to break down and see the Dr. but our new health insurance that goes into effect next month has a $2000 deductible.  What's the point in even having health insurance!
Jane
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Brighid45-S'wonerful, s'marvelous...great job.    Like my signature says...eat BTD...healthy body...happy soul.  ((((BIG HUG))))        

Edna...you have such a way with words.  Love the poem.  

And as Brighid45 says...Thank you Dr. D.  BTD and testimonials like this keep us all going.        

Debra

P.S.  I think I am crying.  Where's that kleenex? (happy tears)


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Jane--sorry, I got my terms mixed. I was worried that I was still hypothyroid despite taking .15 mg of Synthroid every day. (I had a total thyroidectomy ten years ago and have to take levothyroxine.)  Dr K says nope--TSH is a little too low, so I need to back off on the Synthroid for a while. He'll check it again at the end of June. So I'm a bit puzzled, but still happy. I think some of the heart palpitations and slight dizziness I've been experiencing in the afternoons are attributable to the too-low TSH. And I never dreamed in a million years I'd have this problem! *lol*

As for sore knees, I can relate. I walk at least three or four times a week and try to walk every day, and even with new sneaks that support my feet properly I still have sore knees. Weather is a culprit some of the time, but I think mainly it's just from years of wear and tear. If you haven't tried it yet, glucosamine sulfate does help.

When I got the news about my bloodwork I was putting an office chair together (bought a new one for my upstairs writing desk). I finished the chair and waltzed with it all around our living room! Now my little black cat Morrie KNOWS I'm crazy.

Thanks again everyone! Life is good!


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Oh, Brighid, I am SO happy for you!!!
PeppyMint - When I tried to sing that song in my head, it sounded like rap mixed with the Beverly Hillbillies theme.
Brig, what an honor to get a song for your triumph!
You go, girl(s)!
And You Go everyone else, too!
BTD RULES!


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Great news! Keep up the good work!
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PeppyMint - When I tried to sing that song in my head, it sounded like rap mixed with the Beverly Hillbillies theme. ...


, that is hilarious, ...and so true!  I didn't realize!  I must have the B-Hillbillies theme playing subconsciously on a loop constantly in my Baby Boomer head (fuzzy little, that is)!



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PT, we 'boomers have such a rich variety of music to draw from, nyuk nyuk nyuk!
What am I doing up at this ungodly hour? A little woofer had to go out. Stayed up an extra minute to steal some great banana bread I made last night 3am, but Someone's beat me to it! Still plenty for moi. Now back to bed while the sun is still on the wrong side of the sky, for 4 or 5 more hours of sleep.  ZZZZZzzzzzzzz...!


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