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Mayflowers
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 12:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I noticed most of the "success stories" are
O's.  Did I miss the A's somehow?  
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Now that you have their attention...just wait.

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Stormy
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Hi Mayflower.  Welcome!

Apparently A's prefer a low key profile . . .

I've been on the BTD for almost three years.  When I started I was recovering from extreme burnout (couldn't walk half a block without extreme fatigue) and had been doing other things through my Naturopath to get me on the road to recovery.  It wasn't until I started BTD that my energy levels started to return to pre-burnout state.  After a few months on BTD I was feeling hugely better, yet not 100%.  So, I started eating as a nonnie, and that's when my energy/health returned to even better levels than before.

I'm very grateful to have found this way of life.  

Recently, however, I've been doing more baking (ie.  wheat free biscuits, pizza dough, etc.)and have noticed some weight gain which I am not pleased about.  I've actually gained 7 lbs. since May . . . . . .

Other than that, I do love eating this way.




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Lola
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 2:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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you know what to do now Stormy!


''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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I'm here and very happy...reached my goal weight this morning- or should I say 'regained' my goal weight...after my little blip in Uganda!!!

Welcome to you Mayflower. I've been a bit of a low key member due to ISP problems but everything seems to be running fine now.

Just like Stormy I too discovered the joys of baking with an alternative to wheat (spelt) but...not for me...I too gained weight I know conceed...This A+sec does not do grains


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you know what to do now Stormy!


Yeah, quit cleaning my oven!



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Welcome Mayflowers.  

I've been following the BTD since 1999. It's the best thing for me overall; it keeps my asthma in remission, which is great all by itself.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
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The BTD did many things for me.  

1. It helped me figure out the last of those elusive food allergies, the ones I couldn't nail down.  When I started avoiding the avoids, my allergic symptoms went away.

2. If I get a cold (when I'm not pregnant--then it lasts for weeks), it lasts two days because I know what to eat to make it go away (lots of lentils, lemons, limes, onions, garlic, ginger).

3. I can get out of bed without pain now.

4.  I can walk a mile without pain now.

5.  My legs don't cramp up (unless I'm pregnant) anymore.

6.  I no longer have a white coating on my tongue.

7.  I no longer have white clumps on my tonsils.

8.  I don't blow my nose first thing when I wake up anymore.

9.  Scars that I used to have on my arms and back from terrible acne are gone.

10.  I'm not fat.

And that's just my story!  We have three different blood types in our family (that we know of so far) and we all have amazing stories!


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
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Mitchie
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Hey Mayflowers!

I've been BTDing since February and have eliminated numerous things which I thought were just part of getting older.  A few are:

1.  No more morning nose blowing.

2.  No more plugged up ears.

3.  No more 'gunky' eyes.

Do I sense a mucous issue???

4.  Arthritis in thumb gone.

5.  Lost those last pesky 6 pounds.  I have been doing some major hitting on the Halloween candy the past two weeks so I've managed to gain 3 of those back.  My bad.

6.  Gave me confidence to quit smoking and not gain 30 pounds like I did 2 years ago.

7.  Feeling groovy most every morning!



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Jenny
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 9:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from 815
I noticed most of the "success stories" are
O's.  Did I miss the A's somehow?  

Hey Mayflower, we are such a shy lot, but boy, don't we love to shine when asked?
I'm getting to be an old timer,having been doing BDT consistently for 6 years. I'm about 80-90% compliant.
Benefits have been, constipation cured, fantastic liver, kidney, pancreas and heart function, cholesterol down, (took some time), sugar levels down (also took some time),no colds most of this time and weight gradually reducing, especially when I follow the exercise guidelines.
However the reason I started the BTD which was hypothyroidism has not improved, and I will be on full replacement therapy soon, and I have iron and calcium deficiences which have to be treated with supplements, food is not enough.I apparently look and behave much younger than my age (67) and mostly feel a million dollars.I think what it has given me is hope, confidence and security that I am doing all that is possible to extend and enrich my life in all the other ways that are open to me.
Jenny




Eating half and exercising double.
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How could I forget that?!  Yes, my constipation is cured also.  


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
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Saturday, October 27, 2007, 8:05am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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It does seem like we're shyer than Os.  

I only just started this diet in a serious way about four weeks ago. Since then I have lost 4kg (8.8 pounds) and upped my exercise. I feel fitter and healthier already, and have more energy. My desire for a siesta has gone and I look forward to my walks.

Four years ago I became a vegetarian (for ethical reasons) and I decided to lose the dairy a year or so later when I read about it in ER4YT. I was pleased when Dr D said I shouldn't eat meat, so that was great for me.

I was seriously attached to wheat products but decided last month that it wasn't helping me - I was gaining weight (again) and had tried every diet around. The extra weight was painfully slow and difficult to shift, even when I concentrated really really hard on the diet I was following - I'd be lucky to lose 0.5kg in a week, and I'd work so hard for that measly amount. I was wondering if something was wrong with me. I was doing it the way I was supposed to! It was so disheartening for me, and I felt like a failure so I'd give up pretty quickly.

I am now eating foods that "sit right" in my stomach, and am noticing more now when foods don't agree with me. Yesterday afternoon I tried some whipped cream for the first time in ages. Big mistake. I couldn't eat dinner because my stomach bloated and I felt nauseous. So now I definitely know that milk products are a no-go for me.

Although at first this diet seems quite insane, I am now a convert and plan to keep it up for the rest of my life. It's not a quick fix for me, like a "diet" - it's the way I need to eat to ensure I am in good health. And that's the difference.  
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Saturday, October 27, 2007, 12:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I started this diet 2 weeks ago and I'm so thrilled that I finally found something that works for me!!    In these two weeks, I have lost 7.5 lbs and I have more energy than ever before.  I LOVE this diet and I'm telling everyone about it.  My mom (A+) has Parkinson's and she's starting the diet on Monday.  Right now her house is full of avoids.  She eats an orange and a banana everyday, swiss cheese and tomato in her morning omelette and she love to snacks on cashews.  Unfortunately, they love to shop at Sam's Club so they have LOTS of stuff to get rid of...    I requested the packets that explain the diet that you can hand out to people but they haven't come in yet.  Does anyone know how long it takes to get those?  
I'm so anxious to share my success with everyone...especially my doctor (who I have an appt with this Tuesday).


Julie Julie
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Lola
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wow!
great testimonials, all of you! congratulations!


''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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Andrew
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 12:09am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hello Mayflowers:
Yes, there are lots of A's and a lot of success stories.

I gave the blood test to my eldest son and a copy of the food, beverage and supplement list to him after. He has lost weight, taken up yoga, cut back on extreme fitness (he still runs but more for pleasure), goes to bed earlier, has more energy and has finally  determined his dreams and is now actively persuing them. Amazing. A real delight to be with.

Hugs
  Andrew


Lefty! Environmental Allergies (Mold, Grasses, Trees, Weeds especially ragweed), Food Intolerance (Gluten and Dairy)
(Y-Chrom R1b1 M343) (Father's mtChrom A)

Exploring a new, epigenetic, frontier - one meal at a time!
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Lola
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wise boy!


''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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Taswolf in a previous existence
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We are here...we're just shy  

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Oh yes, and my dandruff went away too.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

Family: 3 As, 1 B, 1 AB, 1 O
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1. Allergies 90% improved
2. Constipation gone
3. Excess mucous problem gone
4. Acne gone (luv those omega 3s!)
5. Lost 10 lbs & still losing
6. Lifelong lower tummy bloat gone
7. Lifelong brain fog gone (easier to concentrate)
8. Energy levels are WAY up!
9. Weird anxiety/depression cycles much improved after eliminating junky carbs from diet

And I've only been on the diet for 4 mos...


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It sure is nice hearing from you gentle A's!  



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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Lola
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great results! congratulations!


''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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The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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Taan
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Hi there Mayflowers

I used to be able to read my body, when I get sick, I knew mostly what the causes were. Without knowing anything about the blood type eating plan, I never liked red meat and tried to cut out starch, I hated potatoes (unless in crisp form). My family used to ridicule me for my eating habits and when I moved back in with my parents after being downsized from my job, eating was taken out of my hands. I picked up 10 kg (22 pounds) in 6-12 months. I was listless, depressed, bloated, sickly and nothing I did could change the way I felt. The only good thing that came out of that situation was that I met my husband. We met in August 03, I stopped smoking in September 03, I started a new job in October 03, we got engaged December 03, I moved into a new house (My Own At Last) in February 04 and got married in April 04. All these changes played havoc on my health and eating habits and getting married and having to cook for another person, did not help. I picked up another 10kg (22 pounds) in the next 6 months and it took me another 6 months to stabilize at the weight, going up another 6 kg (13 pounds) in the next year and a half (well, at least the weight piled on at a slower rate even though I by then weighed 78 kg (172 pounds)).
By this time I was in a job that I despised, leaving my house for the gym at 4 in the morning, getting to work at 7 (most mornings I was there at 6) and got back home at 8 in the evening. I used a nutritional shake for two meals a day and we had take-away for evening meals as it was too late to cook. I lost about 4 kg (8.8 pounds) and had a nervous breakdown. My cholesterol was high, my iron levels were non existent and my emotional state was abysmal. I resigned my job and became a housewife. I started watching BBC Food and changed our eating habits. For the first time, we had healthy meals in the right portion sizes but I still only lost 4 kg (8.8 pounds) in 8 months, even though I was exercising every day.

HERE IS WHERE THE GOOD NEWS STARTS, my mother introduced me to the Blood type diet and I went to it like a duck to water. I'm an A and my husband is an O type. We have been on this lifestyle change for only one month and the results were astonishing.

One of my biggest problems was the fact that I was exercising so hard, I kept making myself sick. I would gym for a week and be flat on my back in bed with another course of antibiotics for another week, take another week to recover and I could just as well have stayed home as go to the gym. Since I cut down on the Heavy exercise and started doing more Pilates and such, my health has improved. My husband ate WAY to much bread, since I started baking my own and started feeding him more meat, his health and energy levels have improved greatly.

I have lost 3.5 kg (7.7 pounds) in One Month and I feel great. I am starting to READ my body again. I will wait one more month before I go back to the doctor to measure my Iron and Cholesterol levels and I know I will surprise her. My Sinus problems are reduced, I am sleeping better and my moods have improved greatly, my husband can attest to that.

Discovering ER4YT has been the answer to my prayers and I will bring everyone and anyone I know, over to this lifestyle if I can.
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Taan
what a wonderfull story  
really all of your stories are amazing  


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great results so far!
congratulations!

I d get your secretor status checked......


''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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The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
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Taan I loved your story!

I don't have a lot of good things (yet) to crow about, but I will soon. I've been non committal about the blood type diet, believing in it, but choosing not to embrace it 100% yet for whatever reason. I actually think my environment is not harmonious at work and my stress levels are through the roof. Now that I've just gotten my secretor status I am going back over the books and setting up my routine and sticking to it.

I can tell you this - in 2004, like Taan, I had gained mountains of weight. I was morbidly obese (300 lbs), 28 years old, and in a marriage I despised. I ate everything, I medicated. I decided to get the lap band, because I still wanted to "own" my success but I needed a tool to help. THe band was no guarantee but it was supposed to kill hunger and help me keep portions small, as well as remind me to slow down and chew, otherwise things got stuck and it was an uncomfortable "reverse" eating.

The lap band forced meat to take a backseat which was fine in one sense. I ate some meat (hard to swallow without getting stuck) but was ok with chicken and began attempting fish (now I love it!) but was still not eating correctly. The portions were ridiculously small - when I followed the band's recommended diet I was consuming about 800 calories a day, hunger-free, but the toll on my body was bad. I got 3 cavities, lost hair (which wasn't too bad, I have lots of it and it grew back, but god is that unnerving) and spent hundreds on buying new clothes or getting suits tailored every two months. A great problem to have I guess!

I stopped at 100 lbs in weight loss because I felt there had to be a way to eat precisely what my body needed, keep my calories and fat down, and do it in a healthy manner. I picked up ER4YT in an effort to understand what my body really needed since I didn't seem to speak its language. And I loved anything medical - sound reasoning. I was dismayed to see I was supposed to be a vegetarian But I started by cutting out red meat. That was over a year ago. The second I stopped eating red meat, my worst physical symptoms changed - no more "noisy pipes" with lots of bloating and gas and uncomfortable constipation, a massively lessened mucus production, a lightness when being full I hadn't felt even after dropping 100 lbs.

I have also cut out potatoes and white flour and noticed even more beneficial side effects. But I'm not sticking to it, because, I think, of sheer mental exhaustion. My job has been overwhelming my life and the few weeks I've been able to cook my own spelt pizza dough (told you I loved pizza...but made it A friendly) I've enjoyed it like crazy, but the energy required in constantly preparing special food is probably the biggest challenge.

I figure it's because of my job, actually, I work 10 hours a day with no breaks in a high pressure sales environment, and I simply don't have the energy to keep up with yoga or eating correctly, so two weeks ago I told my boss he needed to move me into IT (which is where I came from) where I can sit with a computer and do mental gymnastics and feel accomplished, and not feel unworthy and subpar all day long like in sales. So, it's happening

Sorry this was long winded. I'm a writer, too, and have not been able to write novels or music because of this rotten job - and A types are very CREATIVE!! I'm all pent up :>
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