I'm a newbie who has followed ER4BT for blood type 0 off and on years...off when I got bored with no grains, dairy, or stagnant weight loss...and "on" when my mind was in it and saw results. The Geno-type makes so much sense that I've committed myself to the refinements it offers from ER4BT.
I'm a HUNTER (0+ and Geno testing from book) who's not only 60 lbs. overweight, but suffers from Thyroid disease (Hashimotos - autoimmune attack on the thyroid), Hypothyroidism, Lyme's disease, and osteoarthritis. I also exhibit the "trigger point" receptors for Fibromyalgia, but don't feel I actually have that (just really sore body and joints). These are all indicative of the Hunter gone awry. I did it to myself, folks!
I've love to hear some success stories from my fellow HUNTERS to further motivate me into believing that sticking with it this time through Geno will bring the results I desperately need. I know there is no overnight cure, but a time frame of when you started feeling better, how strict you followed the plan, and improvement of symptoms would be greatly appreciated.
I've already been motivated by this forum and the wonderful people out there who 'understand' that what we eat will result in how we function, look, and feel.
A sincere thanks to all for taking the time to provide any encouragement, success, or just share in the battle for good health again~!
All that we are is the result of what we have thought (Buddha)
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I'm not a Hunter, but am happy to provide encouragement about this lifestyle... I am getting healthy after a life of allergic reactions and exposure to pesticides and industrial chemicals that caused liver/gall bladder, adrenal, digestive problems... I have had candida resulting from the digestive problems and also probably from the amalgam fillings... It has been quite a ride since high school when I spent a week in the hospital where the best the Dr. could say was that he thought I had an ulcer, although there was never any results provided about the x-ray panel taken... I had the same symptoms later and the holistic practitioner determined it was gall bladder problems and it cleared up quickly with the nutraceutical, but kept returning...
This diet has stopped the gall bladder problems and also a recurring pneumonia that started about 10 years ago... I had 3 bouts in a 2 year period... I am very happy that I have fixed most of the internal problems and am continuing to clear out the remaining toxins and heal the remaining issues.
Hunter here! I can tell you that the GenoType Diet/Blood Type Diet is a lifesaver for me. It fixed all my previous health problems and maintains me every day! More than that though, it opens up a whole new level of expression. You see things differently, and life just makes more sense. Good luck and stick with it!
Hunter here. A huge fix for me. After a while you can make a huge metal shift: start focusing on life, fun, and having what you want - rather than constantly being worried about being sick and whats making you sick. And when you start 'living' its a joy...
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it opens up a whole new level of expression.
"Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings." -Victor Hugo
''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!
I can completely relate to the on/off mentality, I am so guilty of that myself!
I believe that it's part of the genetic makeup of a HUNTER, perhaps? We relentlessly DRIVE at a goal a prize, whatever it may be..... we through every ounce of what we have into reaching it... only to temporarily burn out and grow apathetic!
When this happens, which sometimes it does, we just need to get back on track.
I've been on this way of life for about 1 1/2 months now.... and YES! I notice improvements! My arthritis is controllable and my energy is up. My digestion is tolerable now (not great yet, but working on it)
But yes, I've also got a long way to go. Just like it says in the genotype book for hunter..... our modern day challenge is to "learn how to conserve energy for the long haul"
I DO feel that our Hunter analytical natures and our determination will eventually get us where we want to be.
You can do it Grama Nay! Dr. D is the only one with the answers out there!
"I believe that it's part of the genetic makeup of a HUNTER, perhaps? We relentlessly DRIVE at a goal a prize, whatever it may be..... we through every ounce of what we have into reaching it... only to temporarily burn out and grow apathetic!"
Awesome insight, Spaz~! Right on!
All that we are is the result of what we have thought (Buddha)
First, ditto to Spratz! My story is quite similar...
I've been doing this with renewed commitment for about a month now and have experienced very healing results.
I've had IBS and chronic pain for years--only to be made worse by standard American medicine. I've had help from my chiropractor with digestive enzymes which helped to heal my severe GERD. It's mostly gone--I only notice a small problem when I eat or drink serious avoids (like an occasional french roast with cream on a weekend).
First week being committed to diet--mysterious muscle/joint pain, completely gone. As long as I stay away from avoids, the pain stays gone. Within hours after eating too many avoids, it comes back and I'll ache for a day or two. The good news is, I know when fall out of compliance (I choose to indulge somewhat on weekends but am learning to be more conscientious about eating more beneficials and limiting avoids), after a day or two of eating properly, I am once again, healed of the pain.
I seem to be able to eat small amounts of cheese, mozzarella (a favorite) and small amounts of white flour (like in thin-crusted pizza), on occasion. My serious problem causers are breads, corn-based items (love Mexican food ), couscous, mostly grains. Too many grains set off a pain reaction in me.
I know that as time goes on, I will become more and more compliant (it's a process). As my body heals and I feel better, foods I used to love that I now consider toxic, just don't have the same appeal. It's easy for me to be compliant during the week because I work at home and I'm on my own most of the time. Weekends, my husband is home and we love dining out together--he's getting on board with the diet, too...but we do both get a bit lazy and like to indulge a bit. That said, even when you decide to go non-compliant, you can substitute some of the avoids for beneficials. For instance, we have a Greek pizza on order right now for which we switched the sausage for artichoke hearts--the sauce is an olive oil base, rather than a red sauce (my husbands an A) Mozzarella is a neutral for me, the wheat crust is bad, but we ordered it thin, etc., etc.,
It's not perfect...I'm about 95-100% compliant during the week and that falls dramatically on the weekends down to about 60-70%. I'm finding that the higher the level of compliance, the better I feel. If you have a serious weight/health issue (I'm pretty fit and healthy except for the pain issue), the more compliant you will want to be. You can bet if I were to be suddenly diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, I would jump into 100% compliance mode! I'm a total believer.
I've been into alternative health/diet for years and this diet/lifestyle seems to make the most sense. (We just won't even go into the damage I did to myself during the vegetarian years, that's a whole other long and probably not very-interesting-story to anyone but me kinda thing) It's not just about being a healthy weight--this is a healing diet and lifestyle. Just been tested for secreter status and awaiting those results. Should be interesting...I've read that there are a lot of nonnies here because they tend to experience more health problems and seek out alternatives to standard medicine...which all makes perfect sense to me.
I love the Polyflora O. My intestinal health has improved in a huge way in the past three weeks from taking it. I have taken pro/pre-biotics for years, but they weren't necessarily the right probiotics...with the IBS I had serious gas pains, bloating, leaned towards being a bit slower on the elimination side. I have also taken ground flax-seed for the past couple of years which helped to regulate and heal, but the PFO has taken my intestinal health to a whole new level. At first, I was concerned because I experienced an initial adjustment period (couple of days) of extra bloating, which may have been something else, entirely . I mention this, because IBS has been one of my big issues and it's mostly gone and getting better. If I recommend any product outside of the diet alone, that one would be it. Intestinal flora is soooooooooooo important for good health and assimilation of nutrients!
Did expererience a bit of detox for a little over a week, it was fairly mild and interesting, but nothing too troubling. You can check some of my posts on the subject.
Wish you well, love the support here--the more we share the more we learn. It does help to know you are not alone with this and so many people are following the diet with awesome results!
Good luck and keep us all posted on your progress...