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Robyn Mc
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Background:  47 year old female--blood type o. 5'4" 117 lbs.  Exercise fairly regularly, but lately not so much due to shoulder injury and generalized body pain.  Running and workouts usually help, but took a break for a few weeks.  Alternative & supposedly healthy diet for past 25 years or so--even tried vegetarian diet with exception of seafood for seven years.  Began to experience irritable bowel and mystery pain throughout body for past 12 years on and off.  Started with carpel tunnel and progressed to pain throughout whole body.  Joint pain, muscle pain, shooting pains, you name it.  

Standard Medical Practice Prescription:  Pain meds, muscle relaxants, anti-depressants, providing short-term, temporary relief, but leading to worse problems (no surprises there, but when you are desperate, you'll try almost anything).  Hated the idea of antidepressants, and resisted, but would eventually cave back in when pain levels became intolerable.  Very sensitive to drugs--so all were very low dose, but still experienced rotten side effects.  

My Prescription:  Weaned myself off anti-depressants AGAINST doctor recommendations.  Supplemented with 5HTP 50-100 miligrams at night to help me sleep along with amino acids.  Got me off the anti-depressants and feeling better, but pain never really left and began to worsen after three or four months.

Diet:  I've eaten whole grains, lots of veggies (never liked fruit a whole lot, but did try fruit fasting and fruit only days for cleansing purposes) limited meat (until a few years ago), supplemented with flax seed, cod-liver oil, turmeric, and couldn't figure out why I was still in pain, according to somewhat mainstream/healthy diet wisdom.  

Finally:  Decided to try BTD, again--discovered it a few years back and started on it--but eventually fell back into old eating habits.  Lately, been having food cravings and eating lots of grains...pain starting getting really bad so I decided to revisit BTD.  Had been gradually eating avoids more and more without really realizing (well, it was in back of mind, but chose to ignore it).  

Results:  First 24-hours of eating nothing but grass fed beef, onions, spinach and ezekial bread/butter, pumpkin seeds and ground flax seed(it's what I had in the house at the moment) pain subsided significantly.  By day three I was feeling awesome and kept having "aha, I'm not in pain moments" throughout my day.  Once I got to the store, I stocked up on artichokes, pineapple/cherry juice, etc., grass fed beef, etc...felt great.  Oh, dropped a couple pounds without working out, to-boot!  

After a week of pain free and feeling great (my results were almost immediate) I decided to try a food experiment.  Went to eat Mexican food lunch with husband.  Beef taco, cheese enchilada, chips, rice beans and guess what?  Within three hours pain started to return and had bad bloating and gas pains throughout evening.  Been eating healing foods since and pain is almost gone again.  

Suppose it could be all in my head placebo effect--but by golly I haven't been this pain free in years!    On a sad note, I LOVED kimchi and saurkraut and had planned to start making my own--also love avocados, but it's just not worth the pain. I'll be looking for alternative easy snack foods...right now I'm limited to toasted ezekial muffins with raw almond butter and sliced apples, soaked and slow roasted pumpkin seeds (love those) for easy snacks. Grass-fed beef, lamb, fish, broccoli, artichokes, greens are now my staples along with pre-soaked brown rice...

If anyone out there has suggestions for easy O things to keep on hand--I would appreciate pointers.  I'm really trying to stay away from all avoids right now...it does seem that now that I've avoided them, once I try them again, by body seriously rebels.  

The diet is awesome--hard to avoid grains in our culture, but I have renewed my faith in the diet and plan to make a serious effort to mostly eliminate them from my life.  

Thanks to Dr. D for providing the info. and comprehensive site.  I've spent the morning typing up my own list of beneficials/avoids for both me and my type A husband.

Question:  Has anyone out there found body lotion/products for type o's that don't have irritating factors? I've been having an itchy skin problem (mostly upper body) along with scalp.  Been using purified water with lavender oil, almond and a drop of olive oil--but nothing seems to help and all seems to irritate.  I did get a lot of sun over the summer so my skin may just be going through a fall adjustment/rebellion, but if anyone has suggestions, I would appreciate!  The itching started prior to the diet change...I don't think it's any kind of detox thing--no rashes or anything--just mild itching/burning sensation.  


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Congrats on feeling better!!! Isn't it great to be pain free?  I use virgin coconut oil for facial and all other skin care. I have developed allergies to so many skin care products. At the store on this site they also have some skin care products, many people seem to like them. Alas, I was allergic to these too.

Beef jerkey makes a good snack as well as celery sticks with nut butter or hummus. I make a batch of soup or two a week and a small bowl or mug also makes a good, compliant and filling snack. I had onion soup for breakfast today.  I also keep tuna salad or egg salad made with complaint ingredients, good on a rice cake.


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gosh, thanks for all the notes--fast!  

Coconut Oil is a no-no for o's and I've discovered it does make my skin itch and peel.  Can't find a beef jerky locally that isn't loaded with bad stuff--I'll have to stock up and order on-line--love that stuff!  

Again, thanks for the suggestions--keep 'em coming!

R


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Congrats!!!! That is wonderful!! I agree - very hard to avoid wheat....(& corn ) You just don't go to the supermarket for very much at all eh??
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Thanks for nice notes!  Any good recipes for homemade beef jerky?


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I accidentally overcooked thin strips of beef on a panini grill/sandwhich maker & they were great as beef jerky... Or you could just cook them & dry them further using a dehydrator... (There's a whole other thread on use of a dehydrator for snacks etc)

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Robydoo~!!  Hooray for you!!  It's great to hear such wonderful testimonials...Are you Korean?  I am... you mentioned homemade kimchi  
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Thanks to all--not sure how this all works, yet--but added the BT shield, as suggested.  Thanks, Lola!  In answer to namelessfem (I think), I am an Irish-American Indian/Caucasian Heinz 57) living in the Sacramento Area of California--not Korean, but darnit, i loved that kimchi!    So sad to give it up, but pain-free is preferable.  Once I get back on track, I may try an occasional dose and see how I do with it.  

I've been checking out the recipe section for the beef jerky--I'll be trying that this week!  


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Robydoo,

It looks like from your profile that you don't know your secretor status yet, correct me if i'm wrong?.

Anyways, Non-secretors can have avocados.  If you know for sure you get pain from having avocados than that may indicate your a secretor and i'd definitely stay away from them.  


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Hi Robydoo and Mickey,
Two fellow Californians!  I just wanted to say that I have had a similar skin itching thing lately, and I seem to associate it with either turmeric, chili powder, or heavy spices.  No green spices cause it, but I had this wonderful soup of butternut squash and apples that had a tbsp of a spice blend in it.  The spices were kind of peppery, chili powder heavy.  The soup was good, but both nights that I had some, I was extra itchy.  I believe those spices ( as cayenne also and curries) seem to make me itch.  I also think it may be a leaky gut thing.  I am trying to heal mine after drinking strong coffee every morning for about 30 years....and the occasional glasses of wine probably didn't help my gut either.  
I wonder sometimes if it's the water coming out of the shower, whether getting a filter for the showerhead would help with the itching.  I can't really afford one right now, but that's the next thing I want to try for the itching.  
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Mickey,

You are right--don't know my secreter status, yet--once I've been on the diet for awhile, I'll try avacados and see how it makes me feel.  So far, if I eat something wrong for me--I pretty much know it within a few hours.

Thanks for the thought!  


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Paula, just saw your post!  I have been taking lots of turmeric for muscle pain, I also have cayenne in my pumpkin seeds.  Thought those were supposed to be good for type o's?  My itch also seems heat related--left ear itches as the sun hits it when driving.  My husband and I did get lots of sun over the summer--he's had something going on with his arm and a rash--we are beginning to wonder if there isn't something in the lake where we houseboat.  Although, I think my itchy ear/scalp started prior to that--it's just much worse now.  Like you, I've even wondered if it's the water coming out of the tap--perhaps an allergy to chlorine.  The itch as been expanding to arms, chest and back of neck. No rash--just burning, itching.  I'll try cutting out the turmeric today, to see if that helps.  I have been taking it off and on over the past year--so it could be a factor.  

Have even tried putting a few drops of olive oil in spray bottle with purified water and a few drops of lavender and tea tree oil--no go.  All seems to irritate.  While I am loathe to go to a regular MD, I have an appointment with my PC tomorrow to see if she has any suggestions.  Thanks for the thoughts...


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Turmeric and cayenne are not avoids per se, I and my
Oneg son both seem to get itchy from them. It feels like a niacin
flush but lasts much longer for me.  
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Hi Roby,
Welcome & if you can eat nuts have that.  I like to make my own mixed, toast some raw walnuts on low heat in the toaster oven for 20min. Like to add dry roasted almonds or toast raw ones w/ the walnuts & mac nuts w/ sea salt.
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Hi Robydoo,  I hope this helps.  I had severe itching, but when SWAMI removed all nuts from my diet about 99% of my itching went away!!  Good luck to you.


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Yeah I get itching from nuts too so I don't eat them!!! Hope you get it sorted out??!!
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Great testimonial!

Quoted from Robyn Mc

After a week of pain free and feeling great (my results were almost immediate) I decided to try a food experiment.  Went to eat Mexican food lunch with husband.  Beef taco, cheese enchilada, chips, rice beans and guess what?  


You might stop doing this after a while.   I tried about 10 or 20 times before concluding that Dr D definitely, certainly, absolutely knows what he's talking about...


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Hi Robydoo,  I hope this helps.  I had severe itching, but when SWAMI removed all nuts from my diet about 99% of my itching went away!!  Good luck to you.


Oly,

I think I should lay off for @ least a week.  do you think they could also cause reflux?
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Hello Robydoo, Welcome home!

We are happy that you found relief.  Enjoy a little pain-free detox until you are ready to look at the Secretor test!    


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Paula, thanks for the note on the turmeric.  Your second note mentioned having a feeling like a niacin flush and I went, "YES"!  That's been happening to me, too--they were mild and I was thinking precursor to hot flash...I've been off the turmeric for 24 and the massive itching has stopped.  I also quit the cayenne in my pumpkin seeds...I made a new batch.  I'm hoping that isn't a problem because I LOVE the hot stuff.  

Possum, hoping I don't have to give up nuts as they are my favorite snack as an O BT.  I love my pumpkin seeds (beneficial) and sometimes macadamia nuts.  Maybe this weekend I will get time to try making some beef jerky.  The itching is a more recent occurrence and does seem to have stopped with the elimination of the turmeric caplets I had been taking for inflammation.  Which is going away, anyway, with the diet.  

Still having and itchy left ear/and toe--but that's been ongoing for months--doctor can't find anything and we think it may just be a weird hormonal/allergy/heat irritation thing.  The main thing is the massive upper-body/scalp itch seems to have stopped.  

Thanks to you all for your helpful replies!


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   Take a look into liver cleansing etc. for the itching.  I had it majorly before I got into doing my liver cleanses. Not to say you have to do cleanses, but find out what makes the liver happy & what doesn't and incorporate your compliant foods with it.   In the process of looking up information I found that itching is a symptom of the liver not being happy.  Turmeric was on the list of good things for it, but maybe you have to go a little slower on the doses to gently ease the liver along.  I know my itching only comes back now when my livers not happy.  May not be the cause to your problem, but it's worth looking into.  Our liver affects so much of our health.  Things we wouldn't even expect.   Just my 2 cents worth.



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