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Beck_O+
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi Everybody,
I just wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Beck and I am from Australia.  I have been reading these forums for some time now and thought it was about time to make an appearance  
I purchased ER4YT type O, the encyclopedia and the supplements list last week and I feel that I am ready to start my lifestyle change.
My health has deteriorated over the last few years to the point where I feel that I am ready for a stroke or heart attack.  My anxiety levels are now uncontrollable and my anger is so quick to rise that my blood pressure goes through the roof.
There is so much more but I know we all have our medical reasons for starting up on this.
Anyway, I hope everyone is having success and I hope to be able to do the same over time.
Beck


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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follow the guidelines given in the cardio book


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yes,the books are very good, it is possible that your metabolism has slowly decreased as is common in many people, I find the older I have become, the more sensitive my body has become and the foods which slow down my metabolism are mainly the carbs, ie too many grains esp wheat/spelt, sugars in fruit, dairy or any sweetener, and just not keeping the balance with the vegetables, and animal proteins.
Balanced flora in the gut will also help get you back on track - maybe a probiotic is good, keep persevering and you will definitely gain results, esp with the right type of exercise for your BT or GT and paying attention to which foods make you feel and perform at your optimum. best wishes, welcome!
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Hallooooooo accross the big pond... hallllooo over time changes accross the globe....  Halllooooooo just because it's Friday here and you came to visit.

I am happy to help you get over anger.. I do lovely work with some over the phone even.  The nice thing about living now, is that the phone or skype or magic jack affords us to talk nearly for free.  

Have you been reading about my near heart attack?  have you been to see  a heart surgeon specialist BEFORE getting the attack?  Did you learn from my experience?  

The one thing people including me need to learn is that taking BP pills does not heal the heart, it just mimics something.  

On the other hand, anger is self induced misery.   A man drove down the street with his brand new car.. a child came out of the yard and through a rock at it and made a dent.  The man turned around and stepped out of the car looking to speak his mind to the parents... when the boy said:  Sorry sir, my brother fell off the roof, can you help....  

...Or another way to prove that anger is a learned response..:  when your friend calls you on the phone you instantly say: Hy, how are you?

Gratefulness helps anger to dissipate.  Be grateful for whatever there is to be grateful for, or be grateful that you may learn a lesson needed to learn...  Even coming here is helpful, because when you eat right you get much support from food or the constant preparation of food.

We used to have the ability to see pictures here, would love to see you from so far away.. here is my picture ..




Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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Beck_O+
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12:47am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank you all for your advice and warm welcome.

Thank you Goldie for your offer too.  I will also find your post and read it with interest.

I'm happy to say that just three days after starting, my bp has dropped to 122/77 which the lowest it has been in years!  My gp will be so happy when he sees me next.


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Andrea AWsec
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:04pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Welcome Beck-- slow and steady we are cheering for you!


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Beck_O+
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Hunter
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Age: 37
Thank you Andrea  


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Beck_O+
Monday, August 25, 2014, 11:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Hunter
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So, my first week has come.  I managed to lose .8kg (1.7 pound). I haven't stuck to it very we'll as I need to get the supermarket and stock up.
My dizzy heads have remained a problem but I'm very pleased that my bp has remained low.
Who knows what next week will bring?  My aim is to try eat 6 small meals a day instead of two or three like I have been.  I'm hoping that it will get my metabolism pumping..... Fingers crossed  


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Welcome!  Please keep us posted!

Also, please don't get discouraged if your weight doesn't always drop.  As you can see from my plot of weight, fat and waist size, I fluctuated up and down, but the longer trends are what's important.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Victoria
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Quoted from aussielady582
yes,the books are very good,

Especially LR4YT and the Cardiovascular books, Beck.  The Cardio guidelines may be more specifically targeted for you right now than straight blood typpe diet.  Otherwise, LR4YT is more recent than ER4YT and is very user-friendly with more up to date food lists.  Also exercise and lifestyle guidelines and info on Secretor Status.

it is possible that your metabolism has slowly decreased as is common in many people, I find the older I have become, the more sensitive my body has become and the foods which slow down my metabolism are mainly the carbs, ie too many grains esp wheat/spelt, sugars in fruit, dairy or any sweetener, and just not keeping the balance with the vegetables, and animal proteins.

These are good points.  Type O's can be hurt by too much carb in the form of grains and sugars, even too much fruit. Focus on good quality grass-fed meat and compliant fish, lots of vegetables.  Low on the dairy and only moderate fruit.

Balanced flora in the gut will also help get you back on track - maybe a probiotic is good, keep persevering and you will definitely gain results, esp with the right type of exercise for your BT or GT and paying attention to which foods make you feel and perform at your optimum. best wishes, welcome!





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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Beck_O+
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 1:00am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Hunter
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Age: 37
Thanks square peg and Victoria.  I think I will start plotting my results too.
Victoria, I will purchase LR4YT, the reading material I can gather the better it will be for me.
Also, what would be a good probiotic to take?


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Quoted from Beck_O+
Also, what would be a good probiotic to take?


Here is the link to Dr. D.'s Polyflora for type O:
http://right4yourtypeau.com/polyflora-probiotic-formula-p-226.html

Your Australian distributor is:
http://www.right4yourtypeau.com/


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Beck_O+
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 1:14am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thanks AB, I will get on to that now.

Also thanks to you too Amazone  


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Patty H
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 1:28am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hormones can also contribute to some of the issues you describe.  They regulate an incredible amount of functions in our body,  I have no idea of your age or your current health status other than what you have posted, but I do think that maybe a visit to a local naturopath could help you determine if you have imbalances in hormones or other systems in your body.  This information, along with the healthy diet proposed by the Blood Type Diet can certainly help to progress your health and well being in the right direction!

Just the fact that you are here is fantastic!!!  You have taken the first step to better health and longevity!


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Quoted from Patty H
Hormones can also contribute to some of the issues you describe.  They regulate an incredible amount of functions in our body,  I have no idea of your age or your current health status other than what you have posted, but I do think that maybe a visit to a local naturopath could help you determine if you have imbalances in hormones or other systems in your body.  This information, along with the healthy diet proposed by the Blood Type Diet can certainly help to progress your health and well being in the right direction!

Just the fact that you are here is fantastic!!!  You have taken the first step to better health and longevity!


Hi Patty,

I am 37 years old.  I have believed for a long time that hormones may be a big part of my problems.  I also have PCOS, which I was diagnosed with when I was 20.
I will have to look around for a naturopath as we live in a small country town.  The nearest "regional city" is about half an hours drive (not too far but far enough when you get dizzy heads while driving!).


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Quoted from Beck_O+


Hi Patty,

I am 37 years old.  I have believed for a long time that hormones may be a big part of my problems.  I also have PCOS, which I was diagnosed with when I was 20.
I will have to look around for a naturopath as we live in a small country town.  The nearest "regional city" is about half an hours drive (not too far but far enough when you get dizzy heads while driving!).


Hi Beck_O+,
I totally understand the fact that you live in a small country town!  Not that I do, but I can only imagine how that limits your health care options.  If you can manage it, I think finding someone - even if it is not a naturopath - but an alternative health care provider might be of great help to you.  Many chiropractors deal with these types of issues as well.

Hopefully some other folks on this forum will chime in to offer other types of alternative health care providers who might be of help if you cannot find a good naturopath.  You would want to look for someone who will do a saliva test of your hormones.  Perhaps this does not need to be done in person - in other words, you could find someone who is not too distant from you and go for the first visit and then subsequent visits could be done by phone or FaceTime.

Given our technology, sometimes distance can be overcome by technology!
Wishing you the best,
Patty


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Beck_O+
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Ok, so here is my weekly update.  I have lost a further 1.3kg this week bringing me to a total of 2.1kg (4.62 pound).
I have started to exercise using the wii fit everyday (except for yesterday).  I am not confident to go outside for exercise as I still feel very dizzy.
I have now eliminated 95% of wheat from my diet. I'm still struggling with eliminating corn as I have relied on some gluten free products, which contain maize flour.
Apart from feeling horrible yesterday, my stamina has increased a fair bit from my sedentary lifestyle.
I ordered the swamixpress yesterday and I am just waiting on the genotype test to arrive in the mail.  I'm very excited about this!
I have also been looking around for a naturopath and asking others if they could recommend one but it seems that they either don't know of any or don't even know what one is!
My goal for this week is to keep up with the exercise and try to eat just meat and veg and pumpkin soup.  No gluten free toasts etc.


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Welcome Beck_O!

Keep reading and sharing. There's a ton of helpful information here, especially from the Moderators and Admin. Keep your eye on the long range goal, and don't let daily or weekly set backs overwhelm you.

Again, Welcome!


Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
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Welcome Beck!

I'm just finding my way back here.  Forgive my ignorance, but what is PCOS?

The most fabulous thing about this lifestyle is that if you truly stick to beneficials and stay away from grains especially the wheat and corn, the weight comes off pretty quickly.  I was AMAZED how fast I lost 60 lbs when I did this the last time!

Welcome to the party, and we're all here pulling for you!

PS: Your GP is going to LOVE you the next time you're in!
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If your blood pressure is suddenly much lower than it used to be, that can cause dizziness. Dizziness is a symptom of blood pressure that's actually too low- it's possible that you're having episodes of blood pressure being too low at times, while your body is straightening things out. It's also possible that your body is just not used to "normal" blood pressure, and things will level out on their own and the dizzy spells will stop without you having to do anything different.

In the meantime, make sure you stay well hydrated and try to keep your  blood pressure stable. Also make sure you're getting enough electrolytes. You do need SOME sodium in your diet- if you've suddenly cut out processed foods, you may want to add some sea salt to your diet.

It's also possible that some of the dizziness was from all the corn/maize you were eating- especially if your intake increased as you cut back on wheat. I'm looking forward to hearing how you do on just meat and veggies. If you feel like you do need some carbs, try eating whole cooked  grains or beans, not processed "gluten free breads."


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  13yo B+ Jack


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Quoted from Becky
Welcome Beck!

I'm just finding my way back here.  Forgive my ignorance, but what is PCOS?

The most fabulous thing about this lifestyle is that if you truly stick to beneficials and stay away from grains especially the wheat and corn, the weight comes off pretty quickly.  I was AMAZED how fast I lost 60 lbs when I did this the last time!

Welcome to the party, and we're all here pulling for you!

PS: Your GP is going to LOVE you the next time you're in!


Polycystic ovarian syndrome Becky.

How long did it take you to drop such a huge amount of weight?



My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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Hi Ruth,

I never actually thought about dizzy heads from low blood pressure.  I hope that is the answer.


My aim is to get my health back on track and lose about 35kg in the process.  I am falling to pieces!
Start: 19th August 2014
How do I feel: 5/10
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 16th September 2014
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