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Posted by: mikendomsmum, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 4:14pm
I just thought I'd report my progress on BTD.  I started in January 2006 and now it's been 6 months already!  The worst two problems were blepharitis (redness and inflammation of the eyelids) and skin problems (horrible round patches of dry, crusty skin all over my body).  The first thing to improve was the skin.  I think wheat was the culprit.  It's gone and hasn't returned.  I took up body brushing and now use grape-seed oil as a moisturizer daily and my skin is radiant (for me, anyway).  I have had skin cancer before so this improvement in the condition of my skin is a huge thing.
The blepharitis is so much better.  I wake up in the morning and my eyes look like everyone elses.  No redness, no swelling.  I used to try to hide it under cakey makeup and it still looked horrible, scary almost.  I have no idea what caused it.  Every now and then I still get a flare-up but not nearly as bad as it was.  I had it all the time before BTD, 24/7.  
I can eat onions again!  They used to give me horrible gas and an upset stomach. I didn't eat them on BTD until a short time ago and noticed that the problems are gone.  I love onions and I'm so happy to be able to enjoy them now.  
Exercise is so much easier for me.  I don't know why but I don't hate it as much as I used to and I even crave it sometimes.  Too bad I live in the hot desert.  I'd have lost 20 pounds by now if I could exercise every time I think about it.  Can't do in 110F degrees though!  I'm looking forward to winter, when our daytime temps are 65F or so.
Well, these may seem like small changes but to me they are HUGE!  My quality of life has improved and so my family's life has improved also.  I'd love them all to want to eat for their type and maybe someday they will.  
I have to say that Suzanne Graham's blog has a lot to do with my commitment to the BTD.  She inspires me to get the right exercise, food and attitude.    
I can't wait to see what the next 6 months will bring!
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 5:26pm; Reply: 1
Congrats on your success!!  It seems you have made great strides. I am thankful every day for BTD.  I am more thankful that God gave me the willpower to go 3 mths at 100%. If I hadn't I would've never known how truly great ER is and just how good I can feel.
Just curious, were your round patches of dry, crusty skin ever diagnosed as eczema or psoriasis?  My daughter and g' daughter both have psoriasis, well , according to the MD's.  I truly think the g'daughter has dermatitis heptaformis and is celiac. My daughter's problem is probably wheat related also, but maybe not full blown celiac.
 I can only imagine your glee in looking in the mirror each day and seeing clear eyes and skin. I'm so happy for your success!!!!  Your post was an inspiration :-)
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 5:50pm; Reply: 2
mikendomsmum-congratulations on your success with BTD and your skin problems.  That used to be an issue for me also.   And...yes...wheat was one of the culprits for me.   When ever I see people now, that I have not seen in a while, they look at me and tell me that how much better my skin is.  When I mention BTD, some are intrigued and some just don't care.  For us, it is a wonderful thing as we now know what we can do to help ourselves.   And.... it is only us that can do it, if we want it bad enough. :D

Debra :)

Keep on BTDing.  It only gets better and better. ;)
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 11:23pm; Reply: 3
Thank you Debra and Italybound.  The skin problem was never diagnosed.  I thought it was probably eczema but I have no idea.  I looked on the web extensively trying to find a picture of my specific problem but never did find it.  

Another thing I noticed today that is a wonderful plus.  I don't have that mid-afternoon slump anymore.  It was 3pm and before btd I would be making coffee and having a snack but today I was getting bored so I ushered the kids into the truck for a trip to the library.  I could have gone grocery shopping and brought my bike in to be fixed, etc. etc.  They were in a slump, though, having eaten corn dogs at the neighbors house for lunch.  We came home so they could be potatoes. :-)
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, June 15, 2006, 12:29am; Reply: 4
mikendomsmum, I read that afternoon between 3-5 slump can be caused by fatigued adrenals.  When I was 100%, I didn't have that problem.  So, I feel I could safely say between the good adrenal med I was/am (again) taking and be 100% compliant, my adrenals were no so tired. :-)
Posted by: Suzanne, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 6:25pm; Reply: 5
Your progress report has made me smile from ear to ear!  I hope that visitors to the Forum will draw encouragement from your words.  This diet seems radical at first, not to mention restrictive.  But after 6 months you are feeling great, and I suspect that the Type O diet now seems normal to you.  Thank you for being a blessing to me this morning.
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Saturday, June 24, 2006, 10:17pm; Reply: 6
Well, thank you!  Yes, the BTD for O's does seem completely normal to me.  All of the foods for my type just feel so good for me.  When I have to cheat I don't want to!  I'm not craving that cannoli or ice cream and I don't even want to eat it if I have to (when I'm a guest at someone's home).  Such a huge difference!
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 1:10am; Reply: 7
It's so nice to want to eat the things that you know are good for you, and not to want the other junk.
Posted by: OSuzanna, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 1:35am; Reply: 8
mikendomsmum, thanks for the post, I shared the good news with Mr. OSuzanna, whose skin cleared up from similar problems after we started BTDing in Feb '06 (I told him I thought it'd clear up if he quit wheat!) - only 4 months so far, but a lifetime away from most of our old health problems! My skin's better, too, when I'm not cheating! Thanks again for sharing! :K)
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 2:17am; Reply: 9
That's great, Mr. OSuzanna!  It's so frustrating to have those skin blemishes.  I'm so glad they're gone and I wish more people knew about BTD.  My son (who I think is an O) gets the same skin blemishes/rash (whatever the heck it is) and he hates it.  He's only 11.  I told him that mine went away after giving up wheat.  He tried but wheat is in so many foods, especially ones aimed at kids.  He's already cut way down on the sugar due to dental caries (almost all of his baby teeth had cavities!).  My other son, I think is a B, has none of these problems.  No skin problems and never had a cavity...yet.  
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 2:57am; Reply: 10
Quoted from mikendomsmum
My son (who I think is an O) gets the same skin blemishes/rash (whatever the heck it is) and he hates it.  I told him that mine went away after giving up wheat.  He tried but wheat is in so many foods, especially ones aimed at kids.  He's already cut way down on the sugar due to dental caries (almost all of his baby teeth had cavities!).  My other son, I think is a B, has none of these problems.  No skin problems and never had a cavity...yet.  


'Nuff said, eh?  ;D   Different blood types, different reactions. I would think my DH could see that between us all well. We can eat the same things and get different reactions. He just thinks I'm loony.  ;D
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 2:51pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from pkarmeier


'Nuff said, eh?  ;D   Different blood types, different reactions. I would think my DH could see that between us all well. We can eat the same things and get different reactions. He just thinks I'm loony.  ;D


Mine thinks I'm loony too.  :-/
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 3:42pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from mikendomsmum
Mine thinks I'm loony too.  :-/


Ohhh, but whooooo  will have the "last laugh", as they say.  ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 5:37pm; Reply: 13
I completely stopped talking about the BTD to all my friends who rolled their eyes at me!

Now, I am watching them slowly developing health problems, and I don't suggest anything.  Some of them are beginning to ask me....."What do you think would help me?"

Then, I get to tell them!!  :-)
Posted by: Susana, Sunday, June 25, 2006, 10:48pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from pkarmeier


'Nuff said, eh?  ;D   Different blood types, different reactions. I would think my DH could see that between us all well. We can eat the same things and get different reactions. He just thinks I'm loony.  ;D


Mine, an A, thinks we have a dog when he sees my flax meal ::)

Mikendommum, congratulations on your compliance. Glad to know you are experiencing such great results. Thanks for sharing.
:K)
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