Hi I am starting the geno type diet and was looking for some answers. I have hashimoto thyroiditis (and celiac) with some noduel on my thyroid that I want to rid via diet. Does anyone know if removing food intolerances will rid the thyroid issues and nodules ...my thyroid numbers are all in the normal range after I went gluten free and dairy free. But I what to clean out the nodules cysts. also i am a classic explorer very very sensetive to all if I start with just the diet changes and not the suppliments will that be ok? Will I notice changes? And what is the easiest way to remember what you can and can't have? I seem to be constantly ck the book to know what's ok and what's not. I am not sure I could do that long term... I look forward to any advice and am very excited to dig into this
None of us can guarantee that you will see benefits, but I have had cysts reduce in size (and a few be removed completely) since I started following Dr. D.'s diets. The body decides in what order healing will take place, so it may take a while for what you want to happen to happen, but as the body heals things, it will come at the proper time.
I will almost guarantee that you will see a difference by eating this way. When I transitioned, I ate a very healthy diet of about 80% avoid foods for my type. Needless to say, I felt a huge difference as the body starting cleaning and healing the damage. I am still in the process, but I am healing much deeper than I realized needed to be done. The same may be true of you.
Of course you can start by removing your avoid foods and replacing them with beneficial foods. You may not heal as quickly as if you went to see Dr. D. and followed a specific supplement regimen or added a few supplements here and there as you need them, but we all do what we can.
How to remember what you can have - repetition. Your menu is made up of a certain number of items, so once yo get used to buying those, it will be easily remembered. If you want to buy something that you don't usually have, then you'll need to check the rating. I keep a copy of the lists I'm using pretty handy so I can check if I need to - mostly to compare diets when determining how to modify a recipe for all of us to be able to eat it...
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After following the diet for a while, you get to memorize what you can and can't have. I was also constantly checking the book at first. Actually, I think I typed up my food list and put it on the fridge, as I had to return the book to the library before too long. The typing helped me memorize my food lists faster, and the printout was easier to reference quickly. I think I kept one in my purse as well for those first few confusing shopping trips.
Lots of things will start to heal once you're eating the right foods for your body. Some people with seemingly serious health concerns have healed from diet alone- but many more need to use some supplements to speed up healing. I'm not sure exactly what supplements would best suit your specific needs. It might be best to follow the diet for a few weeks before adding in any supplements- see what heals by itself and which parts need extra support. Also, if you have any negative reactions to a supplement, it's easier to identify those reactions if you don't change your diet at the same time.
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Hi, Lisa! If you don't get sick a lot with the common illnesses going around, it is a good indication that you basically have a measure of good health to build on. Your body won't have to work as hard and long to get where you want to be. Becoming dairy and gluten free means that you have already taken giant steps in self-discipline!! It sounds like this way of dieting has come along at just the right time for you! That is the way it was with me. I was off most dairy and gluten when I started.
Plenty of people will be happy to offer their advice and encouragement as you adjust to your diet, etc. This is the place to be, in other words!!
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I start with just the diet changes and not the suppliments will that be ok? Will I notice changes? And what is the easiest way to remember what you can and can't have? I seem to be constantly ck the book to know what's ok and what's not. I am not sure I could do that long term... I look forward to any advice and am very excited to dig into this
Hi Lisa Starting with just the food changes is fine. In fact, I think it's a good idea, at least for a while as you get your bearings. There will be many changes and adjustments as you go, and my own opinion is that it's better to do a great job at small steps than to scatter yourself too much and not succeed.
I like to proceed quickly when it comes to ditching avoid/toxins. The rest of my own progress goes only as fast as I am able. I spent a year on the Secretor diet before I could afford the saliva test. Then I followed the BTD as a Non-Secretor for 9 years or so before switching to the Genotype diet. I stayed with that for a few years, then was able to get my own SWAMI plan. So, I have done a lot of adapting to new food lists.
I printed out my list for each program I was following, and posted it in the kitchen. At first, I referred to it daily, then less often and now only occasionally. While it's true that there are a great number of items, I found that I tend to eat my favorites and quickly learned what their ratings are. Good luck to you.
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