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Monday, January 15, 2007, 8:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT3 Teacher!
Ee Dan
Posts: 655
Gender: Female
Location: BC Canada
Age: 52
Thought I would post a bit about how I came to this way of eating just so you all know where I am coming from .

Stats: I am a 41 yo (had to think about that for a sec!) female.

My first intro to ERFYT came way back in around 96 I think, saw a spot on the news and got the book. áTo make a long story very short, for a myriad of reasons it was not something I got into too much. á

Boy it is kind of hard to keep things succinct, my life story keeps wanting to spill out ! áWill try to hit the key points ONLY.

After life alterning events of the past 10 years, which include awakening to the role that anxiety was playing in my life and dealing with an aggressive cancer/surgeries/treatments/aftermath, I was at a point where I knew there was more I could do but I just could not figure it out. á

I am very fortunate...for me, cancer has been a journey that has brought me back to myself and taken me places that nothing else could have. áOne of those gifts has been to tune me into my body in a way that I did not know was possible. áThrough the journey, I have been slowly rebuilding in a new way. á

Hit a snag last year, and had a really difficult 6 mos. áFinally knew I needed to figure some things out food wise, so returned to my ND that I knew was really into the btd. áI went kind of prepared to resisit that , what I really wanted was allergy and vega testing. áSo there I am, chatting to my ND while he does the testing...he mentions btd...I mutter something noncommital...then he starts talking about the type A and cortisol stuff. áWELL! áI had been doing quite a bit of research on the endocrine system and cortisol. áSuddenly my resistance fell. áThis was news to me, had no real clue that the newer btd research dealt with such things. áHad one of those "I am exactly where I need to be at this moment" moments, and forward I went.

Interstingly, my diet was not too far off in some ways, the refinements I had been doing were indeed good for me, which is probably why I had better allergy results than he expected. áIn terms of eating avoids, there were only a few major ones that I ate regularly. áI suspect they are doozies for me though, based on my results. á

The biggest changes in doing the bt for me were adding variety and new foods, and altering my ideas about grains. á

I started cold turkey in early november. áNot just the BTD, but also the supps prescribed by my ND, which included things for my thyroid, liver, and cal mag and b's as I was a bit deficient there. áHonestly, I was a tad skeptical and expected to have to wait a while to see any kind of changes.

I felt better from the first day. áNoticably better. áI figured maybe it was the euphoria of starting something new, and the empowering feeling of finally, after struggling for a while, being able to DO something for myself again. áAnd the fact that I misunderstood my NDs instructions and was taking too much vit B ! á

But it has been 10 weeks now. áI am still in awe. áI am sleeping better than I have in ages. áPart of that is better sleep patterns that seem to come with this, but another that I was not expecting at that I am not in pain. áI am COMFORTABLE in bed. áNo more getting up just cuz I can't find a restful position for my body. áHonestly, I did not even know this was happening as much as it was until it stopped. áI have had pain management issues from various things over the past 5 years, and it got to the point where I just didn't notice it anymore...that low grade pain that wears you down to the ground and you don't know why you are so tired and uncomfortable. á

Anyway, those things alone have changed my life. áBut I feel so good in so many other ways too. áAnd, I've lost amost 10 lbs too...I had no weight loss goals or expeciations at all but YIPPEE anyway! á áAnd my innards feel so much better.  I finally feel like I am getting the energy and goodness out of the foods that I eat!

I finally feel like my rehab can start working again, and that I am moving forward. áWhat a blessing.

Oh, and the exercise stuff. áI could kiss Dr D for that info too. áJust knowing that the gentle, stress relieving exercise is enough for, that dropped my cortisol level down to my toes ! áSeriously, no more beating myself up because what I am doing is just not enough. áTalk about freeing! áMy body still has a very long way to go in rebuilding strength and stamina after all it has been through, and knowing that I am doing exactly what I should be feels GREAT!

I live in a small town in BC, and am so lucky as it is a beautiful place to heal. áWe have incredible medical professionals and SO much alternative stuff available here. áAnd slowly but surely, many of them are starting to work together. áWe also have an amazing food coop/hfs etc, so it is relatively easy to find everything I need at reasonable prices. áI feel so fortunate because of all of that. áBeyond words, really.

Thank you all for this forum, I am so impressed at the amount of info that is available here. áI look forward to learning more and helping out where I can!

Embracing my A-ness! á á(Ok, that is waaaay better in print than it is out loud! á á á)

A+Sec Teacher follwing GT3/SWAMI diet
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Monday, January 15, 2007, 9:00pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Sa Bon Nim
Posts: 2,868
Gender: Male
Location: Antigoni Island, Istanbul-Turkey
Age: 64
Congratulations Gumby!

Keep up the good work


"You are never given a problem without the will power to solve it"
Richard Bach - Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
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Monday, January 15, 2007, 9:04pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 53,610
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 61
your enthusiasm is a real boost to all!

take a look at other cancer survivors, an A like you and an AB, their blogs are a great help to all who are struggling:

''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);ESTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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GT1 Happy Hunter
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 443
Gender: Female
Location: Wichita, Kansas--USA
Age: 60
I'm genuinely pleased for you, Gumby!  

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us--It's great to have you here!



"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Gatherer / Rh+ / INFP
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 52
Gender: Female
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Age: 30
It's incredibly uplifting to read stories such as yours.

Thanks so much for making my day, and Bon Courage for the rest!

No tricks, no unpleasant bending! Wrestle poodles and WIN!
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 10:29pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1 Hunter 51%
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,445
Gender: Female
Location: Tenerife, Spain
Age: 55
Thanks for sharing I love reading testimonials like this one.


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Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 9:38am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Kyosha Nim
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Location: Denmark
Age: 45
What a lovely story - with so much hope and inspiration - wlcome

ENFP -naturalist, visual/spatial and musical/verbal/chatty Dane - Mother to DD 22 , 0 rh- ,secr, likely Hunter
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 8:45pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,640
Gender: Female
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Age: 46
Thank you for sharing your very personal testimony and journey with us, Gumby.

It's such a pleasure to hear of the great improvements in your health since you've reintroduced the BTD lifestyle into your life and have made some refinements with supplements and exercise.

I wish you much more good health...


Alia A. Vo
A Positive Secretor
Minneapolis, Minnesota
BTD Lifestyle Since 1999
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Where in BC are you living? It's my second home...
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