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.
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.
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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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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.
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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!)
"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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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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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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