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chuckcross
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 4:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I am 36 6'3" and 1 week into new BTD lifestyle. I feel better than I have since I was 15.  My family history is bleek on both sides. Father died of massive heart attack at 40. HBP, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid problems ect....I personally have had heart burn, HBP 158/95 average, athsma, allergies, low energy, torn meniscus (right knee), lower back pain ect...

Much to my surprise after only 1 week I have gone from 287 lbs to 276. My right knee has not hurt for 5 days. I have had no headaches no athsma no allergies no back pain and my energy is much higher. I have not checked my BP as of yet but will very soon. I am sold and cant wait to see and feel the healt benefits to come.

I accomplished the results by only eliminating the avoid lists for all food groups. Thanks Dr. D'Adamo for enlightning me.
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Don
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 4:59pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome and I look forward to your continued BTD forum participation. It is good to have more ABs around!

Great news! Keep us informed about your BTD results.


FIFHI; ISTP;
Started BTD 3/2002, with 2 O- secretor teenage sons
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Hi chuckcross, nice to meet you

The benefits of the BTD never cease to amaze. Congratulations on finding a great way to health and a delicious food plan too!

Btw, my bp went down from 140/90 to 98/70 along with cholesterol and blood sugar in the normal ranges for the first time EVER. Hang in there, it can be done!

Welcome to the board! I look forward to your posts.


Everyone is entitled to his or her informed opinion. --H. Ellison
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KimonoKat
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 5:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome!  

Consider this:

Instead of, "Why didn't I..."  How about, "Thankfully, I found this lifestyle before it was too late."

Hope you continue to join us in discussions and contribute to the forum.



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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Victoria
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 6:42pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hey there Chuckcross!  There are a lot of us in the same boat as you!  We have spent decades eating ourselves sick, and we are happy, happy to have discovered Peter D'Adamo!    

Keep it up and you will steadily see improvements where you didn't even think there was a possibility for improvements.  Dropping the avoids is crucial if we want to stop the downhill slide!  Then, try to eat some beneficials with every meal also, and fill in the rest with neutrals.  I have found that I am starting to get younger again!  

p.s.  Maybe later, you can get your secretor status tested, and add that much more power to your punch.



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
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ISA-MANUELA
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helllooooo & welcome .....is it possible that we are now 50:50 with our half parts of us...the B'ers thanks new AB-le to join us.....
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OSuzanna
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Welcome, chuckcross! I  (and of course all the others!) celebrate your happy new health discoveries! Personally, I am always amazed and amused at the things that got better that I never thought about "fixing!"
And, gotta look on the bright side - better late than never!
Have fun, you'll learn oodles on this site! I promise!


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Lloyd
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 11:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Congratulations on finding the BTD. Here's to your finding even more health as you follow it.
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chuckcross
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 11:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thanks for all of the reply's. I look forward to a long, healthy relationship with you all.

Being new I have a question. How/what is secreter status? I am ab + if that helps. I cant put the Eat Right and Cook Right books down. I need to educate myself further so back to the books.



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Don
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As soon as you finish with those two books you need to get and read LR4YT. It is really the first book that covers the significance of secretor status.

However, you can start with the Secretor info and links in the Tutorial.

Here is the overview of secretor vs. non-secretor information in the Knowledge Base.

If you are in the USA the secretor test kit can be gotten directly from NAP.


FIFHI; ISTP;
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Hey chuck I wish I was only 36 when I discovered the BTD.  

It can only get better from here and there are lots of friendly forum members to help you.


I am B- NON-Sec Explorer; my son is B+ SEC Nomad; my Mother was O+; and my Father was AB-
SWAMI Thanksgiving present 2008
Revised from Arlene B- NonSec to RedLilac on 3/31/06
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Carol the Dabbler
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Hi, Chuck -- welcome to the BTD forums!

From a day-to-day practical point of view, the main differences between secretor and non-secretor are that they are advised to eat certain food groups more often or less often, and the lists of Avoids and Beneficials are somewhat different.  If you've read only Eat Right 4 Your Type, then the lists you're familiar with are for secretors.  You can find up-to-date secretor and non-secretor ratings for any food by clicking the Typebase button at the top of this page.  A quick look at Live Right 4 Your Type seems to indicate that AB non-secretors have more Avoids than secretors, but they also have more Beneficials.

For example, the following are Neutrals for AB secretors, but Avoids for non-secretors: Swiss Cheese, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Pistachios, unsprouted Wheat products, Honeydew Melon, Prunes, Honey, Maple Syrup, Sugar, Beer.

On the other hand, these foods are Neutrals for AB secretors but Beneficials for non-secretors: Lamb, Herring, Egg Yolks, Ghee (clarified butter), Tomatoes, Blueberries, Limes, and Red Wine.


Carol

A+ nonnie married to an A+ secretor

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Sandra_Aruba
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Quoted from chuckcross
 I am sold and cant wait to see and feel the healt benefits to come.


Yep, I feel the same way. Welcome Chuck and have fun on your journey back to a good healthy lifestyle in which you can enjoy life like you never enjoyed it before.

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Peppermint Twist
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Welcome, Chuck!!!!!!  The good news is that the great results just keep coming.  That's why sometimes I refer to the BTD as "the fantastic journey".  You may have one or two health issues that will always prove challenging, but the BTD will minimize your inherent weaknesses and maximize your inherent strengths.  It is the best diet out there.  I think we all wish we'd found it sooner...but aren't we blessed to have found it at all?  (Answer key:  yes!)

Again, welcome!


"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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Mrs T O+
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Ditto to the rest!  What a great diet & what a common sense concept. I found it at age 50 & can't worry why I didn't find it sooner.  It has helped so many people & it sounds like it's helping you like gangbusters!  It sounds like you are a secretor because it has worked so well, but do make sure. It didn't make that much difference to me at first(I had already made many health improvenents in the years before), but when I do the non-secretor protocols, I do better.  
Don't forget a good, varied exercise program that you can stay with.
Take care & keep sharing your successes (& failures-we're a friendly group)!
Sea Salt & Light,
Mrs "T" O+


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Hi Chuckcross!

Your story reminds me of that of someone I put on the BTD as soon as he was discharged from hospital for very major cardiac surgery: Graft for about-to-dissect ascending aortic aneurysm, replacement of aortic valve, double coronary bypass.  Age 50.  history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides...

This is the guy whose cardiologist was dumbfounded by the patient's NORMAL blood pressure for the first time in his adult life; and whose MOTHER-IN-LAW called me and said, "I was skeptical at first, but....he hasn't looked this great since he was DATING MY DAUGHTER!!"

The diet and whole regimen were taken straight out of Peter D'Adamo's Cardiovascular Disease book...

Same "rejuvenation" you've experienced! Stay with it!
This fellow is type A.  And, 10 months post-surgery, he's still on it, feeling very well.
I love your story.  I love his story.

The best part is, however, what you DO with all this health you're getting.  Being healthy isn't enough: Living is what we're here to do.  May the BTD free you to pursue just that!
Whoops, here I go, preaching...


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