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Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 4:14pm


I have just finished first 2 weeks on the BTD, I am amazed at the results thus far.  I have lost 5- lbs. and have cut my diabetes meds in half, only taking 1  4mg Avandaryl a day and my Highest blood sugar reading in the last 5 days has been 109(dance). And did I mention I no longer need Zelnorm any more either ( what a relief that is ) and that's all we'll say about that  ;D
I'm still experiencing some indigestion and a neusance 3 or 4 hic-cups after meals which I,ve always had and thought would go away by now but hasn't.  Maybe later.  I think I'm having gluton withdrawel.  Does your body miss gluton like it does caffene ???
Real  glad to be able to tell someone about this that understands it.  Thks clay
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Friday, October 27, 2006, 4:19pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from claymesser
I have just finished first 2 weeks on the BTD, I am amazed at the results thus far.  I have lost 5- lbs. and have cut my diabetes meds in half, only taking 1  4mg Avandaryl a day and my Highest blood sugar reading in the last 5 days has been 109(dance). And did I mention I no longer need Zelnorm any more either ( what a relief that is ) and that's all we'll say about that  ;D

That is awesome, and welcome to the BTD support and info forums, Clay!
Another O in the house, YESSSSSSSSS!  We're taking over!

Seriously, there are people here of all blood types and stripes and polka-dots and everyone has so much to contribute, so please don't hesitate to ask questions and post general or specific musings, etc.  Again, welcome and congrats on the awesome results with your blood sugar and diabetes!  It just gets better.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Friday, October 27, 2006, 4:24pm; Reply: 2
P.S.  On the "gluten withdrawal", perhaps some 100% rye toast (which has gluten galore) would help you transition from your previous diet?  They sell a brand called French Meadows 100% rye with flaxseed at most health food stores, in the freezer section.  Be sure to toast it.  It is GREAT toasted, but not good not toasted.  Also, gluten-free grains such as rice might help you not pine for the gluten, too.

Alternatives to grains altogether, which help when carb cravings hit are things like sweet potatos and other root veggies, bananas, fruit smoothies, etc.  I'm just now giving up all grains (I'm a non-secretor and am struggling with weight, but if you are a secretor, which most people are, you wouldn't have to worry about going grain-free, just stick to compliant grains) and I find that sweet potatoes are a godsend, as I can use them where I'd use grains.  In addition to root and other veggies, fruits and nuts are good instead of gluten, too.

There are good crackers called "Mary's Gone Crackers" (I like the herb flavor), which you can spread things like salmon salad on, or use like wheat and gluten-free croutons.

You will find there are wonderful alternatives to most of the things you might miss and pine for at first.  Stick around here and we'll get you situated!
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 4:49pm; Reply: 3
(dance)(clap)(dance)(clap)(smarty)

wow super results, congratulations for that and thanks for sharing :D and welcome on board ;D
Posted by: 41 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 5:04pm; Reply: 4
Welcome to the BTD and Board, clay!!! What awsome results you have had so far.  It makes it so exciting when you you see changes so quickly!!  ;D  And won't your Dr be surprised to hear it was just changing to the BTD that made the difference!!

Peppermint is so right when it comes to the grain dilema.  Another suggestion would be to get some manna bread from you health food store, which is also sold in the freezer section.  For blood type O there are 2 or 3 of the kinds that are actually bennies.  Our favorite is the carrot one.  We are still new enough to have some viscious grain cravings.  We just found out our secretor status today and know we can use a few grains, but prior to today, I had been staying as far away from them as I could.  Two weeks ago I had such a craving for our local take out pizza it put me in a bad mood for days    :o  >:(  :(  :'( All I wanted was a spinach, mozzerella and feta pizza with pesto sauce instead of tomato sauce (I never liked the tomato sauce on pizza)!!! I don't think I had been quite that moody in a long time.  Thank God I have such a supportive huband who encouraged me to stay the course  ;) and I know I felt better in a long run because of it.  So......now with that said, I would suggest you get your secretor status checked as soon as you can.  That way you will know which grains you will be able to use, since there are a few that are neutral for secretors that can be used in place of wheat type grains in may recipes, like pizza dough  ;)

It's great to have you aboard!! Sandy O
Posted by: Don, Friday, October 27, 2006, 6:00pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from claymesser
I'm still experiencing some indigestion and a neusance 3 or 4 hic-cups after meals which I,ve always had and thought would go away by now but hasn't.  Maybe later.  I think I'm having gluton withdrawel.  Does your body miss gluton like it does caffene ???

Your digestive system will probably continue to change for months to come as it heals and adjust to your new diet. Just be patient.

To help you with withdrawing from wheat I suggest you eat more red meat, particularly for breakfast. Both wheat and red meat are high in the amino acid L-tyrosine, which is beneficial for type Os. You can also try supplementing with L-tyrosine and L-glutamine. Some intense exercise will probably help too.

You may want to consider buying some Deflect-O to speed up your digestive system transition and healing.
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 6:21pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Edna
That is awesome, and welcome to the BTD support and info forums, Clay!
Another O in the house, YESSSSSSSSS!  We're taking over!

Thanks Peppermint,  I'm still geting a kick out of my wife, Diann, a type A,  calling me a typo.     She was telling me how to make Ghee from real butter this morning and said that sounded like fun to me so she said I could make the next batch so I said great, you can call me the 'Ghee Man' then ;D
Posted by: 41 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 6:53pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from claymesser

Thanks Peppermint,  I'm still geting a kick out of my wife, Diann, a type A,  calling me a typo.


;D  ;D  ;D  ;) from another typo!!!
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 7:16pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from paulssandy@adelphia.net
Welcome to the BTD and Board, clay!!!  And won't your Dr be surprised to hear it was just changing to the BTD that made the difference!!
It's great to have you aboard!! Sandy O

Thanks Sandy, I am actually looking forward to my next blood test in Dec or Jan.   Have changed Dr's in the last two months, my previous Dr was and Atkins advocate and I had fairly good results on Atkins, up to a point.  My new Dr., which is 25 miles closer to home,   is not familiar with the BTD but is fixing to get an education on it.  I guarantee.  Great being on board.   clay
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 7:44pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from ironwood55
Your digestive system will probably continue to change for months to come as it heals and adjust to your new diet. Just be patient.

To help you with withdrawing from wheat I suggest you eat more red meat, particularly for breakfast.

Thanks Don,  I'm not really craving wheat.  Ezekiel bread is taking care of that, but I was curious about the affect that all of a sudden gluton is taken out of the diet.  So far my energy level has not increased.  Neither has my exercise level increased, I know I need to work on that, because I am a truck driver.  I  have replaced coffee with green tea and have had no diet sodas in 2 weeks.  I think I just realized my body is probably wandering what in the heck is going on! ??) ;D
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 7:47pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from ISA-MANUELA
(dance)(clap)(dance)(clap)(smarty)

wow super results, congratulations for that and thanks for sharing :D and welcome on board ;D


Thanks for the welcome, Tomatilla, I think I'm going to like this place.   clay
Posted by: 671 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 8:49pm; Reply: 11
Clay, It's good to hear you're having such great success!  I, too, am relatively new to the BTD (and a past Atkins dieter) and think it's the greatest!  Be sure to keep us posted on your progress and let us know what the new Dr. has to say about your results.  Stay safe out on the road!
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Friday, October 27, 2006, 10:11pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Mare_eo
Clay, It's good to hear you're having such great success!  I, too, am relatively new to the BTD (and a past Atkins dieter) and think it's the greatest!  Be sure to keep us posted on your progress and let us know what the new Dr. has to say about your results.  Stay safe out on the road!


Thanks Mare,  I certainly will keep everyone posted. I too am anxious to see the Dr's reaction.  Thanks for the well wishes on the road.   clay
Posted by: 1440 (Guest), Saturday, October 28, 2006, 9:03am; Reply: 13
(clap), excellent news! I wish I could convince my 76 yr old MIL, an O to do the BTD...but she doesnt have enough faith to make the great leap! I havent given up on her though(pray)...

accidental chef
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Saturday, October 28, 2006, 2:10pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from accidental chef
(clap), excellent news! I wish I could convince my 76 yr old MIL, an O to do the BTD...but she doesnt have enough faith to make the great leap! I havent given up on her though(pray)...

accidental chef

Thanks accidental chef,
Now that would an interesting thread to follow, a 76 yrs young O just starting the BTD.    Maybe she should read the testamonials.  Good luck in convincing her on this.  clay
Posted by: Brighid45, Saturday, October 28, 2006, 2:25pm; Reply: 15
Hi Claydaddy, nice to meet you. :) Another 'typo' here!

In my experience, it takes a while for your body to adjust to the good foods you're eating now. When I started the BTD, I had problems with heartburn, constipation, headaches, tiredness and mood swings for about 4-6 weeks. Gradually these symptoms faded away and were replaced with increasing energy, freedom from pain and fatigue, and a complete change in food likes and dislikes.

Sounds like you are doing a terrific job--not easy, especially when you're on the road! Keep up the good work.

Welcome to the board! I look forward to your posts. :)
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Saturday, October 28, 2006, 5:41pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from Brighid45
Hi Claydaddy, nice to meet you. :) Another 'typo' here!

In my experience, it takes a while for your body to adjust to the good foods you're eating now. When I started the BTD, I had problems with heartburn, constipation, headaches, tiredness and mood swings for about 4-6 weeks. Gradually these symptoms faded away and were replaced with increasing energy, freedom from pain and fatigue, and a complete change in food likes and dislikes.

Welcome to the board! I look forward to your posts. :)



Hi Brighid, I think typo's are special don't you!   I'm enjoying this a little tooo much
;D   Glad to hear about the heartburn and tiredness, I have been dragging my wagon this first week and was wondering why.  Been right the opposit on the constapation though.  MoDon said it would take months for a 'typo' to adjust.  I guess I just need to settle down and enjoy the ride, some pun intended there ;D
Posted by: 41 (Guest), Saturday, October 28, 2006, 9:22pm; Reply: 17
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I think typo's are special don't you!


You Bet!! Each unique in their own way, LOL.   ;)  

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I have been dragging my wagon this first week and was wondering why.  Been right the opposit on the constapation though.


Yah, same here.  We are just hitting our 2 month point and it seems to be settling down a bit.  I blamed it on the bad bacteria doing a "We're going down fighting" stand.  They are not like the musinex guy who just packs up and leave  ;) They seem to wage war to the end and even past (die off symptoms) As the intestinal flora levels out, so should this.  

The energy has been a bit slower for me.  I do have more consecutive good days, and they are much better than they had been in years.  My down days are still down, but since there are fewer of them I'll take it  :D

So glad to have you on board, claydaddy (aka Gheeckie TypO)  ;)

Sandy O
Posted by: 1362 (Guest), Saturday, October 28, 2006, 11:13pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from paulssandy@adelphia.net


Yah, same here.  We are just hitting our 2 month point and it seems to be settling down a bit.  I blamed it on the bad bacteria doing a "We're going down fighting" stand.  They are not like the musinex guy who just packs up and leave  ;) They seem to wage war to the end and even past (die off symptoms) As the intestinal flora levels out, so should this.  

The energy has been a bit slower for me.  I do have more consecutive good days, and they are much better than they had been in years.  My down days are still down, but since there are fewer of them I'll take it  :D

So glad to have you on board, claydaddy (aka Gheeckie TypO)  ;)

Sandy O

Wife of wonderfully supportive husband, Paul. O Sec
Proud Mom of Lcpl Peter O'Sullivan USMC returned home from Iraq Oct. 25th O+
Proud Mom Spc Patrick O'Sullivan of the US Army currently serving in Iraq. O+
Proud Mom of Alicia a full time medical student. O+



Gheeckie TypO !!  Huh!!  I resemble that!       You and Paul must be awefully proud of your boys (MEN) and Alicia.  Please give them my reguards.  Being a Viet Vet I admire them both and thank them for their service.

Speaking about the energy level,  that has been a concern of mine.  I automaticly think I must be eating something off the chart, but I think you're right, it's the "we're going down fighting" thingy because we're eating right.  Thanks for your input here, this forun is awesome.     clay  (gheeckie typO) yeah right!;D   P/S those sweet potato fries sounds pretty good.
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, October 29, 2006, 8:15am; Reply: 19
Quoted from claymesser
Gheeckie TypO !!  Huh!!  I resemble that!  
Speaking about the energy level,  that has been a concern of mine.  I automaticly think I must be eating something off the chart, but I think you're right, it's the "we're going down fighting" thingy because we're eating right.


Ha!!!  My whole family uses this phrase "I resemble that remark".  We're all O's.  Must be an O thing.  ;)           we also say  "as far as you know".  as in someone says you said something you 'shouldn't' have said and we say  "I didn't say that............as far as you know".  with a big wink.  ;) ;D

your energy level will pick up in time, unless there is a food that is really affecting that. an unsuspecting food. IF your energy level doesn't pick up, you might want to keep a log of all you eat and see if there is a food that is 'dragging you down' more than normal. also could be a medical issue (thyroid, adrenal fatigue, low iron), but we'll just stick to hoping it's your body adjusting to a new and great way of eating.
Once more, congrats on the super duper job you are doing!  You and Diann are inspirational!!
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