Quoted Textslyparrot O non
Before the BTD (at the age of twenty-eight), I had problems with:
* Gas * IBS - constipation & diarrhea rotation * Itchy Scratchy all the time * Dry Skin * Daily Headaches * Food Addiction * Bloody Cuticles * Torn Nails * Bad Breath * Depression * Anger Management Issues * Brain Fog * Pale Skin, would not tan * Fatigue * Joint Pain * Muscle Pain * Low Blood Sugar * 30 lbs overweight * Hypothyroid * Ringing Ears
I AM A NEW PERSON!!!!!!! (age 36 now) (started BTD at age 32)
Quoted Textjayne O
Adrenal fatigue...I had it bad... and guess
why? Heavy metal poisoning. Yes, I work with
metals in my jewelry class and chemicals too,
I got myself royally sick, to those symptoms
add a few more, like flashes of blindness, but
I got good care, a detox protocol involving
cilantro, chlorella, and nacetyl cysteine as
well as lots of fish oil and am better than
before the poisoning incident, and then I got
into BTD and it all feels right...I was a 25
yr veggie , remember? So I'm working on some karmic health stuff, I know you will get healthy too.
Quoted from osuzannaI've been *mostly* good on BTD for going on 3 1/2 weeks, now, and before I started I had serious "brain fog" (thank you, guys, for that term!
Quoted from MegmI had withdrawal symptoms or detox for about a week? The first thing I noticed was a NASTY headache that just wouldn't go away. I believe that was from the coffee/caffeine. It lasted for about two days? Next, a different type of headache came on, which lasted for about a week. It was not as nasty, but it was there all the time. The "hurt" was totally different from the first headache that I had. This second one, I believe, was from the lack of wheat, etc., in my diet. During this time period, I also was extremely grumpy and very, very tired.
Quoted from Betul_Ozmen
For exhaustion, yes I felt very exhausted before BTD. I was overweight and exhausted, this is why started BTD. I felt very energic while on BTD. I gave up following the diet for 3-4 months and all that exhaustion came back! I would desire to sleep all the time, and I had pains in my muscles and joints most of the time. Now I gave a fresh start, this time being aware of the energy I'll gain and I'm looking forward to starting to lose weight again.
Quoted from Sara_ChiricoStrict compliance with the diet gives me abundant energy!
I ate almost 95% compliant except when traveling. My stomach was always flat. I had a ton of energy, no more post nasal drip AND I woke up most mornings without an alarm & fully refreshed.
Quoted from PepimaIf I keep on eating some avoids now and again, I can't say whether the diet is working or not, can I?
Quoted from Sandraruba
I notice that when I am not compliant I can't keep up the pace as when I am compliant. That alone for me is a good reason to stay on BTD for the rest of my life.
Quoted from Pepima
Yesterday I made the decision to go for a 100% compliant diet.
I now intend to be absolutely compliant until April 1, and see what happens. If I keep on eating some avoids now and again, I can't say whether the diet is working or not, can I?
You'll hear from me at April 1 how I feel then!
Quoted from SandrarubaPepima, love your signature!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Quoted from KimonoKat
Pepima, have you thought about getting your secretor status tested? That just might be the extra thing you need, to keep you on the right path.
ETA: In retrospect, you should also consider Dr. D's book on FATIGUE.
Quoted from KimonoKatOh definitely Cocky would know! She probably knows where to get kits, and or get your Lewis status tested; everything! Why not send her a pm? :D
Quoted from PepimaI just posted a reply on the thread "new to BTD - curious about why you started", because I'm interested to hear about symptoms and reasons to start the diet.
Inspired by this thread, I would like to start a new thread specifically on the following question:
Who started the BTD primarily because of problems with fatigue/exhaustion/low energy level and has benefited from the diet? How has the diet helped you beat the fatigue?
I am on the diet for about five weeks now, trying it because I am almost always tired. A little tired, moderately tired or extremely tired, but tired all the same. >:(
As I have just started, it is too early to tell if the diet is helping me (although I have high hopes). I did buy the BTD-fatigue book.
Who wants to share his/her experiences on fatigue and the miracles the BTD has performed? :D :D :D :D