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Stormy
Monday, January 28, 2008, 3:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I did the food combining diet years ago.  I found it made quite a difference in how I digested foods, but I wasn't serious about it . . . was just curious.

The BTD has helped in many ways: energy, healing, clarity of thought, etc.

Hope you find it as helpful with your issues.  Welcome back!


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Alive and kicking!  

Like many "As" I know, my schedule is so filled up, I have
to tear myself away to read the entries on this forum. It is
the only forum I belong to. (I'm quite selective.)

Since January 7th (starting GTD) I have lost:

* lost about 7 lbs
* sinitus has gone
* no more chronic sore throat
* no more sore knees
* can get up easily
* do not need to take pain killers and cold medicine

Need I say more?
Yes, GTD is working and I have almost no cravings.

So, fellow "As" any tips on how to relax? I joined a health
club almost a year ago and literally no time to go. I need
to find ways to wind down.




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wow!
that must feel good!


''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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Fixed or improved:

1. inflamation and swelling in hands and feet (still have some)
2. sleeping too long and not rested
3. black marks on teeth (wheat, I think)
4. cold hands and feet (got to keep the warm heart!)
5. stuffy nose
6. dry skin
7. callouses on feet (go figure!)
8. Toes bending in towards each other
9. finger bent backwards from arthritis (now straight)
10. anxiety
11. depression in winter
12. anger (understandable in retrospect)
13. back pain (still have some)
14. supersensitivity to noise, light, etc.
15. stiff neck (used to crack my neck all the time for relief)
16. Unconscious neck cracking!
17. eye sight improved
18. memory improved
19. clarity of mind improved

Except for 1) and 9) I thought those were all "normal" for me. They were the bonus when I tried to cure my psoriatic arthritis.

Now I am plagued with obsessive scanning of the BTD website. lol


"Try everything, keep what works" Peter D'Adamo

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Northstar:
Relaxing tips

1) yoga breathing. When driving I used to straighten my back and do a few minutes of yoga breathing. Drop your shoulders. Breath, then drop them even lower. Lift them and then roll them to the back.

2)Find someone really funny and laugh heartily. Laughing alone in your office, just makes for work problems.

3) Do some belly dance moves. Rotate your hips in one big circle while not moving your upper body. The circle will get bigger with practice.

4) Listen to some really great music. Sing.

5) massage your hands with lotion. Concentrate on doing each finger and every part of the palm.


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Quoted from GillianR
Fixed or improved:

1. inflamation and swelling in hands and feet (still have some)
2. sleeping too long and not rested
3. black marks on teeth (wheat, I think)
4. cold hands and feet (got to keep the warm heart!)
5. stuffy nose
6. dry skin
7. callouses on feet (go figure!)
8. Toes bending in towards each other
9. finger bent backwards from arthritis (now straight)
10. anxiety
11. depression in winter
12. anger (understandable in retrospect)
13. back pain (still have some)
14. supersensitivity to noise, light, etc.
15. stiff neck (used to crack my neck all the time for relief)
16. Unconscious neck cracking!
17. eye sight improved
18. memory improved
19. clarity of mind improved

Except for 1) and 9) I thought those were all "normal" for me. They were the bonus when I tried to cure my psoriatic arthritis.

Now I am plagued with obsessive scanning of the BTD website. lol


GillianR,
What a fantastic testimonial! you've definitely upped my motivation with your list of improvements. I get the cracking neck thing too, in fact I'm sitting here tilting my head and cracking my neck to ease the pain as I type. I tend to get combined symptoms with my crackly neck, it usually happens when I have a headache and then 95% of the time I'll also have a stuffy nose. My other big problem is waking up tired everyday no matter how long I sleep and it is so hard to drag myself out of bed, even on the weekends. If I can fix these things and prevent myself from getting the dreaded cancer that has been picking off my family I'll be over the moon.


"a wise person makes their own decisions, an ignorant person follows the public opinion"(Chinese Proverb)
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GillianR,
that is truly magnificent!
and this you achieved in how long a time span?


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Thanks GillianR!

I liked all your tips for relaxing, but especially the one
for belly dancing. I am so awful at it, I can't help but
laugh at myself.


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Quoted from northstar
Alive and kicking!  
So, fellow "As" any tips on how to relax? I joined a health
club almost a year ago and literally no time to go. I need
to find ways to wind down.


Warriors are supposed to Meditate to handle stress
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Quoted from northstar
Like many "As" I know, my schedule is so filled up, I have
to tear myself away to read the entries on this forum. It is
the only forum I belong to. (I'm quite selective.)

So, fellow "As" any tips on how to relax? I joined a health
club almost a year ago and literally no time to go. I need
to find ways to wind down.


The only way I know to reduce the activity on the schedule is to say no to new opportunities to spend time somewhere and slowly reduce the current obligations as well.  

I used to be very busy with work and volunteer work, so I had very little time for anything else.  My body decided that I needed to spend some time caring for it, so I had to drop many of the "volunteer oppportunities" that I had taken on.  

Some people didn't understand initially, and maybe still don't, but you have to do what is necessary for you first or else there won't be any of you to do anything else either.

Block out some "you" time on your calendar that you allow nothing to pre-empt.  Change your mind set to "This is my XXX (engineer speak for fill-in-the-blank) time", and it is the highest priority use of this time, so nothing can interfere with it.  When this time comes, do what you scheduled and ignore the phone, people, etc...  It gets easier when you've practiced a bit...


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Monstar,
     This will happen for you, too! You will wake up one morning at 5 am and feel great, with no stuffy nose. You will jump around the room saying "Halelujia" (I know that is wrong. how do you use spellcheck?). Then you will say, "Drat, no one I know is awake now. I have never had this problem before."

Lola,
    May 2006 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and instructed to take methotrexate. I decided I would not take that until I had tried other things. Started the BTD in May 2006 by cutting out red meat and adding more of the beneficials that I liked anyway and not eating avoids that I didn't like anyway. My inflamation went down. Sept 2006 I finally had enough energy to up it a notch. I cut out wheat completely and cut out unacceptable dairy completely( daily milk and cheddar cheese was my past life!). Within days I was up at 5:30 . The first day I went through my freezer , which had previously been impossible what with the cold and stiff hands and lack of energy. The next day I went through my cupboards and donated lots of wheat things to the food bank and to my friends AB hubby. The third day I looked at my desk, the piles of papers and notes of things for me to remember and cleared off the desk. It was a miracle.

Northstar,
     Try the belly dance moves with a jingly belt. It doesn't matter how bad you are , it sounds great!


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unbelievable!
happy for you!


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I've just started back on the BTD. Before menopause I was on the Fit for Life Diet. I got pretty healthy on that. However my ankles were always swollen. This was due to the large amounts of flour I would eat. During menopause I stopped that diet and gained over 100 lbs sadly to say. I started the BTD but was only able to stay compliant on it for about two weeks. But have always believed in it. I get on the board off and on. Now I am trying the GTD. I feel it is similar. I'm not 100% but I am going to give it a better shot. I've lost a few pounds but I've only been on it a short time. My asthma is still bad but hopefully that will change. I'm on a cortico steroid inhaler. However the biggest thing I've noticed is how soft my skin is feeling. I don't use anti ageing creams because they break me out. I just use glyceren soap. I retired at the first of the year and have more time to work on myself now. Hopefully I will have a better testimonial come summer...Aani  


you may be a over breather...you may be losing too much carbon dioxide..check out http://www.buteykoairways.com/asthma.htm



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Hello Everybody!

Thank you Taan and Kateland for your testamonies. I was just writing to someone on another post that I hadn't seen many A's sharing very much so I was real happy to hear your personal experiences.

I've been eating a healthy lifestyle, (or so I thought!) since I was about 20, but I smoked for much of that time having just quit 4 years ago.  I began closely following the BTD in about May '06 and   WOW!, ... what results I have achieved!

Back when I thought I was eating healthy I, like many people, believed I was doing the right thing by incorporating alot of variety in my diet.  These days I see that one of the most helpful aspects of eating according to my type is that I'm able to focus on what is the very best for me.  The proof is in the pudding so to speak, (sorry, ... couldn't resist that one! ) at least as far as my results are concerned.

I used to be constantly tired, and the veins in my hands and feet would swell terribly every time I ate it seemed. That has improved greatly.  I had always had problems with blemishes on my face, but now that has completely turned around with most of my issues being barely noticeable!  So, despite still struggling with trying to lose 20 lbs, still I look much better than I have in years.  

I think the main reason the weight is an ongoing battle for me is because our bodies really take a toll when our metabolism is so negatively affected by things like cigarette smoking, especially for as long as I did.  This is one of the most important things I would share with a young person who'd picked up the habit.  I'd warn them of just how far reaching the cost of "changing" ones metabolism really is!

I'm eating all the right things but probably just eating too much of it.  Just doesn't seem fair, does it, that once we "grow up" we can't afford too many extra calories unless we're vigorously working them off!     and ... it sure doesn't take long to add up to the 1,200 or so calories it takes to maintain whatever weight we're trying to lose.  Also, I never realized before just what a cardio workout cigarette smoking really is, ... ahhh, but at such a devasting costs!

The good news however, is that for me things are getting better and better every day!  

Thanks for all of your input.  I'm going to make it a point to check in with the site more regularly.  There is no one in my circle who is practicing this except my husband and I.  He is a type O and also noticing many good results although he has only been doing this since the beginning of this year.  We're just recently married!    

I try to pass all this on whenever I can, but it sure is nice to be able to exchange ideas and successes with others who "get it"!  

Peace to you all,
Stacia  


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find out about secretor status to finetune your diet choices!!
glad you are having such great results!


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Improved sleep, not getting fat, improved mood and energy level, and much better understanding of me and my body.
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those results are very positive!


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Hi Mayflower!

I've had digestive problems for years, and recently started getting problems with my gall bladder.
I was already on a gluten free, dairy free and fat free diet, and even though my diet was that restricted I still was getting a lot of pain, bloating, and all the other glorious symptoms of ibs! People would ask if I was pregnant because I was so bloated.

So... I took matters into my own hands and decided to put myself on the blood type diet. Within 2 weeks my bloating was gone, I'd lost 8 lbs and people were remarking I had lost weight. Better still, no bloating/pain/gas/etc! I also noticed a boost in energy. I can now get up earlier and I can last much longer in the gym!

Go type A's!!

Claire

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Claire, welcome to the forums!  Good to hear the testimony of your fantastic results.  


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Claire, welcome on our boards and congratulations for your awesome success!!!...


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Hello friends,

Dr Peter is the salt of the earth.. His book has done wonders to me..
I am type A and I had acute constipation. Now that it is gone, I am lot more healthier than ever.
My diet still lacks fiber and motion is not an ideal one..
Last evening I tried a new thing - I took a spoonful of psyllium husk during the dinner (in-the-middle-of-dinner)
this morning I had a smooth motion..
could any expert ratify this experiment..?

I would appreciate a lot..


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welcome!
glad this lifestyle is working for you!

take a look at typebase here above whenever you want a food rating
or use the search button on top of the home page to do a search., on anything having been said on the subject.
try linseed
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?167


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Welcome! You will love this board/forum!
If the psyllium works, go for it.
Also, do you eat white rice  or brown rice? White is like cement in my system, so I don't eat it.  Eat lots of fruits & vegetables & things should move smoothly.  We love to hear success stories & help those in need!


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kawaikx15, I have much better movements on the diet as well, among many other improvements!
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I eat white rice. Occasionally brown rice.
The problem I am facing is the non-availability of the items (highly beneficial & neurtal ones) in our local market..
Otherwise me and my wife are following the book's advice to the full stop and commas. She is O type but a veggie.
I still have foul smell in my stool and foul gas problem.. Hope it would get cured sooner..


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