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Posted by: Rodney, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 4:27pm
† † † Itís time to post my success with the BTD but feel if you know some about me may help you understand why I am now with the BTD way of living.
I was born in 1958 in rural Oregon and have been healthy all of my childhood and into young adulthood. I was raised to eat meat, potatoes, vegetables, grains, eggs, drink milk and eat cheese. Just like we were taught in school with the pyramid diet of eating †well rounded meals with candy and sugars being the rewards when I was a good kid.
† † Fast forward to my mid 20ís I was on my own and still kept the same eating habits and felt I was doing a good job eating ok with the exception of eating from the fast food joint that were popping up everywhere in the 80ís and beyond. The start of my chronic health conditions now started to be an issue: sinus infections, IBS and prostate infections would flare up all the time and I for the most part lived with the conditions until the pain or sickness would get so bad that I would go to an MD. I really never got much relief from the MDís, for the most part they would say I am too young to have prostate problems and I pretty much got shinned on and sent out the door. Now itís the late 90ís and I got REAL sick with prostatitis, this is what it took for the MD to say oh you really do have a problem donít you! This set the wheels in motion for me to get this figured out and get healed but what do I do? I was on antibiotics for about a year to kick the infection but I was still sick and by now my immune system was so down I would catch any little bug that would come along. One day while at work I heard an advertisement from a ND claiming to help with problems that the MDís couldnít so I called and made my first appointment with an ND.
† † After my first visit with John, he ordered several tests and the results for heavy metals were off the chart so John recommended †IV chealations and lots of supplements. I did this for couple years and 20 chealations later I got to feeling much better and since John moved away I was on my own again and felt I had everything under control. Itís now 2004 and my prostate was flaring up again and the IB was bothering me so off to find another ND for some help. I found one local so thought I had everything under control again. The ND recommended some more supplements and insisted I get on the BTD. This was the first I had head of the diet so though why now I am open to new things and would do just about anything to feel better again. Since I didnít know my BT she did a test in the office and determined I was a B + to sent me home with a list of foods for type B. Well if you donít know me {and I guess you donít} the first thing I did once I got home was to study the list of foods and Jump right in and get started to better health. I went in the kitchen and literally tossed out foods that were avoids {and that the wife didnít eat} I tossed a lot of good food out and started shopping for my B diet. I was excited to think I was finally on the path to better health but after a few months on the diet and studying more on the BTD I was getting discouraged and skeptical of the this way of eating and was missing foods I have eaten all of my life. So I slowly went back to eating whatever but was eating healthier than before the first try with the BTD.
† † †I didnít give up on finding a diet because I was about 35 Ė 40 pounds overweight so I gave the low carbs diet a try and ate meat, meat and more meat in doing so I cut a lot of fiber from my diet but wasnít really paying attention to that a lot because I was losing the pounds. Then in late 2006 I woke up one morning with a killer pain in my left lower abdomen so off to the MD to get checked out. After a 2500 $ CT scan they determined I had diverticulitis so I was back on antibiotics for 10 days this time but felt I should go back to my ND for a second opinion since the MDís were telling me all sorts of horror stories about surgery & potty bags. My ND got me on some good supplements to help me and ask if I have been on the BTD since I last saw her? I told her NO that I didnít feel it was for me but she insisted I got back on it and that the low carb diet was defiantly not for me and probably brought on the diverticulitis attack. Well OK I said and off I went back home to toss out more food and go shopping again for the right foods for my BT. By this time my wife thinks I have totally lost it but is always supportive in her own way and just watched me give it another try. This time I fired up the computer {which I should have done long before} and started to really study my tummy problem, diet, diets and the BTD.
† † Everything I read about the BTD sounded like it should be doing the trick for me but it didnít last time so whatís wrong? Scenes I was not convinced the BTD was worth its salt I was still borrowing the books from our library to study. After really getting into the books and following the BTD forums I was trying to understand what was going on with me? Something started tugging at me that I may not be type B and if this diet really works and foods really effect a personís body as all of Dr. DíAdamoís studies show then it should work. I got a BT test kit coming from NAP and some supplements for all BTíS since I was coming down with something figured I had better start doing something more. The test arrived in a few days and here I was playing Dr. and poking holes in my finger to find that my test read AB +! Well so now what do I do?
† Thanks to the help of all of the good people in BTD forum I was prompted to give blood at Red Cross to find out for positive what BT I am. By luck they were going to be in town in a few days so I was scheduled. By this time I was already starting to eat for AB but before that I was aggressively eating for a type B and was eating just about every avoid for an AB. What was really killing we was the cayenne pills the ND was having me eat 3 times / day to help fix my gut. Oh I was miserable with lower bowel paint and IB again but was doing what I was told and sticking with it. I called the Red Cross the next week to find my BT was truly AB+ OH BOY now I know what has been wrong for several years, I was on the WRONG diet. But by this time from the sickness a few week earlier and possibility of eating the wrongs foods for my BT I came down with phenomena and was sick for several weeks. I was now on the AB diet and doing my best to do everything else to get healthy again and slowly started to feel improvement but was really weak so it took until just about now to really say you know what this BTD works and I proved to myself it dose by being on the wrong diet and how much it didnít work. Along with the BTD and finding out I have a sensitivity to eggs and most dairy and walnuts I have in just the last week felt better than I have in so many years I canít remember. The BTD may not be the silver bullet for everyone looking to find good health but I would sure give it a shot. I still have a long way to go but I now have the confidence to say I know what I am doing and where I am headed, I now own LR4YT and ER4YT and am looking to get the others.
Positive benefits for me:
Not sick
Stomach pain gone
IB and pain down their gone
Arthritis much better
Sinus clear {I taste things again}
More energy
Better sleep
Thinking much clearer
Not hungery all the time
A more peaceful feeling of well being. {thatís so nice}
Weight loss: I now weigh 208 as of this morning down 10 lbs in a few months
The list could go on and on

Next steps are exercise program and some sort of meditation exercises.

Thank you all so much for helping me, you canít give any better gift than good health & I couldnít have done it without you.
May God bless you all.
Posted by: geminisue, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 5:12pm; Reply: 1
So proud of you for sticking in there and figuring out what was wrong.  You've been awarded with better health due to your efforts and the knowledge you found and received.  What an incredible story. God Bless and continued benefits to you
Posted by: yaman, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 5:15pm; Reply: 2
Hi Rodney,

Thank you for sharing your BTD journey with us.

Congratulations,
Yaman
Posted by: italybound, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 5:23pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from yaman
Hi Rodney, Thank you for sharing your BTD journey with us. Congratulations, Yaman


And poor Rodney, what a journey it has been!!!  As you say, you are well on your way to health. Good thing you are such a good listener and then follower, a second time around.  A lot of people wouldn't have given it a 2nd chance. Glad you did!! And quite a nice and interesting addition to the forum as well.  :)
Posted by: Gumby, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 5:31pm; Reply: 4
Wow, good for you for being so persistent and not giving up.  I am so glad things are finally working for you now!  :D
Posted by: marianne, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 5:37pm; Reply: 5
Thanks for putting all that down, It's amazing that you had the persistence to figure out that you were working on the wrong blood type.

I hear you about not being hungry all the time, I don't know if its just us AB's in particular or any blood type, but both my brother (also AB) and I were hungry all the time.  He thought he was malnourished as a teenager!
Posted by: Rodney, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:23pm; Reply: 6

I'm not poor anymore Pat :)

Yes Marianne the hunger thing is sure nice to have under control. Not that I don't get hungry, now when I feed that hunger it is satisfied and I know I am doing the right thing {well most of the time}.
a few commented on persistence: Yes I am that kind of a person, I don't like things left undone, at work or projects at home. After seeing that my health was not getting better on its own or how I was taking care of myself that was the last straw. If I can fix a car, build a fence, plant a tree and watch it grow then why am I not giving my body the same respect and consideration. We have all of the information before us if we can just filter out the things that don't pertain to us and implement the ones that do and keep adjusting as our body changes how can we not win.
All's I had to really do was to put me first for a while since it was screaming at me that there was something wrong I had to listen and take action.
The books Dr. D. has written should be considered the owners manual for the human body, anyone willing to open their minds and read I feel can do it. It is sad that we are just learning this but it is never too late for better health.
I usually never read posts as long as the one I wrote let alone write one this long but felt it necessary, and if it helps one person to try the BTD and benefit from it this is my way of paying back everyone who helped me.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:25pm; Reply: 7
(dance)(clap)(dance)(clap)(smarty)(sunny) :K) as big as you can imagine.....;D

thanx fr sharing, I've nearly got a deep pitty about all your inconviniences::) ;) but hey where has your intuitione been??) :D ...man(n) oh man(n) ::) ;) ;D

truly yours Tommiiiee ;D :D
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:30pm; Reply: 8
no use dwelling in the past anymore....
the future looks bright and shinny for you Rodney!
great achievement in taking control of your health!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:33pm; Reply: 9
What a journey! - thanks for sharing-
good that you found out your true BT
Interesting enough
- my dad was tested B in the army- but later he found out he as an AB as well- sadly enough he didnīt live long enough to benefit from this knowledge- however I always thought he was more an AB than a weirdo B ;-D
Posted by: Joy, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:37pm; Reply: 10
Congratulations, Rodney.

Bless Dr. D'Adamo for the Blood Type Diet and the BTD forum for all being informative.


I continue to learn "thankfully".


Joy
Posted by: OSuzanna, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 6:37pm; Reply: 11
Thanks for telling your story, Rodney, that just bolsters my confidence in BTD overall.
marianne, I was hungry all the time before BTD, too. Getting the right stuff in me - and Mr. OSuzanna says the same - has gotten rid of that nagging 'gotta snack' feeling. Our bodies were just begging for the right foods for us! Now I feel deeply peaceful after eating compliantly.
Posted by: Rodney, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 7:43pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from lola
no use dwelling in the past anymore....
the future looks bright and shinny for you Rodney!
great achievement in taking control of your health!


Not Dwelling Lola :)
but if I don't remember the past it could be in my future again!
thanks  all for the replys

Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 7:50pm; Reply: 13
Thank you so much, Rodney, for your testimonial.  Fortunately you are a very tenacious person!  You are a problem solver for sure!  8)
Posted by: lstreat, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 7:50pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Rodney

If I can fix a car, build a fence, plant a tree and watch it grow then why am I not giving my body the same respect and consideration. We have all of the information before us if we can just filter out the things that don't pertain to us and implement the ones that do and keep adjusting as our body changes how can we not win.
All's I had to really do was to put me first for a while since it was screaming at me that there was something wrong I had to listen and take action.


So so true Rodney isn't it. Congratulations on your road to great health! You are amazing and I echo Pat when she says your a nice and interesting addition to the board  :)

Laura
Posted by: Susana, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 8:36pm; Reply: 15
Well worth reading the entire post LOL!

Glad to know you have found your path, and this is just the beginning 8) I look forward to reading more of your benefits. I wonder how it is going to apply to your art.

Well done and congratulations.

:K)
Posted by: Rodney, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 9:41pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from Susana
Well worth reading the entire post LOL!

Glad to know you have found your path, and this is just the beginning 8) I look forward to reading more of your benefits. I wonder how it is going to apply to your art.

Well done and congratulations.

:K)


Thanks Susana,
if you want to know the truth I am hoping it will (art) improve and a big reason I want to get firing on  all 8 cylinders, I know it is an important factor.
it can do nothing but good ;D
Posted by: Alia Vo, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 10:01pm; Reply: 17
Thank you for sharing your health journey with us, Rodney.

It is a great testiment of how one can take personal account and control of their personal health.

Alia
Posted by: Deborah_Sue (Guest), Saturday, February 24, 2007, 10:42pm; Reply: 18
Thanks Rodney for writing your story.  I have been reading a lot about the BTD and have come to realize the food I eat is really the root to my health problems.

I get excited when I read these books about Blood type diet, etc. I tell my husband all about it. I have mentioned to him, he should read the books, etc.  He too, has diverticulitis, just had his gall bladder removed 10 days ago.  6 years ago this April, open heart surgery.  We are too young for these problems.  And think our diet has caused these problems!

I printed off your testimonal for his to read.  I hope this will help him to realize what is going on with his health and diet.

Again, Thanks Rodney
Posted by: Susana, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 10:43pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from Rodney


Thanks Susana,
if you want to know the truth I am hoping it will (art) improve and a big reason I want to get firing on †all 8 cylinders, I know it is an important factor.
it can do nothing but good ;D


Should I start buying?

:K)
Posted by: Jill N, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 10:49pm; Reply: 20
WOW!!

What a true testament to the benefits of BTD.  I am sooo glad you are seeing great changes and have stuck with BTD thorough the trials!  I am sure you will see greater and greater benefits, but the list you already made is wonderful!!

Thanks so much for sharing your experience, I'm sure there are many who will find inspiration from your words and will try BTD as a result!

If you don't mind, I will be sharing your story with some people I know.  I really think it will help them see the benefits of BTD.
Posted by: Rodney, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 10:55pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Susana


Should I start buying?

:K)


maybe not quite yet but I'd give you one  8)

Deb, all I can say is do it!! you are a type O same as my DW, what's your Dh's type?
The sooner you start the sooner you will benefit. So glad you may take advantage of the diet, hang out on this board and ask as many questions as you want. I use the typebase and recipe pages a lot, Well and I might hang out with all of the other little fishes from time to time  too ::).
Posted by: Deborah_Sue (Guest), Saturday, February 24, 2007, 11:31pm; Reply: 22
Rodney,

He goes for his 3 month blood work soon, (for his heart) we will ask and find out then.  I love reading the post, I will check out the recipes and more.
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, February 24, 2007, 11:49pm; Reply: 23
Rodney - I'm so very happy for you.    :D

How long have you been here? I think we joined about the same time. †Around Jan 1, 2007. †It's been nice watching your progress.

Does DW eat for her BT? She must be impressed and so proud of your endurance. †(not sure my DH sees my improvement, but I can sure tell. Used to have whole days when I couldn't raise my head from my pillow)
And doesn't it feel wonderful to be able to breath and taste - not to mention the relief from sinus pain.   :)

Maybe I missed this - did you do the secretor test.? †(a big dif for A's - maybe not so for other types)

Telling your story will help others and is a grt way to remind yourself how it was befor. (I try to do that when I get down)   ::)

Good Job (sunny)
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 12:32am; Reply: 24
Yes I joined about nov 06, DW is pretty much eating AB (smarty) since I do most of the shoping and cooking, She's adjusting along with me but is complaining her new bra's don't fit anymore and it's all my fault :B
Great Deb! hope all works out ;D
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 12:37am; Reply: 25
Rodney, as I said before, your perseverance is amazing and inspiring. Good job on listening to your body. That is one of the things that we are not taught to do, which is really a shame; and it explains why there is so much disease and obesity.
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Sunday, February 25, 2007, 5:14am; Reply: 26
Thanks for sharing Rodney.  Your testimony was very uplifting and will be beneficial for many to read.  May God bless you as you continue on this journey...

Tina
Posted by: Poly, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 2:30pm; Reply: 27
Rodney, what an impressive testimonial!!! (clap)

Good job on listening to your body and trusting Dr.D. and BTD!

So happy for you and your improved health! :K)
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 3:57pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Rodney
If I can fix a car, build a fence, plant a tree and watch it grow then why am I not giving my body the same respect and consideration. .


Wow Rodney, that is a powerful statement!!  I really need to revamp that a bit to fit my life and print it off and hang it where I can see it daily.  Thanks!!   ;D

Quoted from osuzanna
marianne, I was hungry all the time before BTD, too. Getting the right stuff in me - and Mr. OSuzanna says the same - has gotten rid of that nagging 'gotta snack' feeling..


Probably because you/we were eating a lot of empty calories.  :-/

Quoted from Rodney
if I don't remember the past it could be in my future again!


How true, how true!!    :'( ;)

Quoted from Deborah_Sue
I printed off your testimonal for his to read.  I hope this will help him to realize what is going on with his health and diet.


Firstly, warm welcome to BTD and the forums!!!! I think this is something I too will do. Maybe the fact that itís coming from a guy will help. Something has to.  :-/ ;)
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 4:30pm; Reply: 29
I like that you go thru and pick out the hi-lights of these post Pat thanks. I am best at quick get to the point kind of things {bet you already noticed}

Quoted Text
Quoted from Deborah Sue
I printed off your testimonial for his to read.  I hope this will help him to realize what is going on with his health and diet.


That coming from a guy shouldn't make an ounce of difference but if it does good.
Drea Tina and Poly you are all the best  ;D

So glad I found you all. if my arms were long enough I would reach around this earth and HUG everyone of you. :K)
You all should realize that posting and sharing with you all has been, I would guess 50% or more of why this diet is working for me. there are some things a person can't do by themselves but until you realize that and seek help and listen openly to the words spoken to you and implement what you feel is right for you at that time, you may as well not even waste your time or the time of others. IMHO  ;D

Posted by: Drea, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 4:45pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from Rodney
You all should realize that posting and sharing with you all has been, I would guess 50% or more of why this diet is working for me. there are some things a person can't do by themselves but until you realize that and seek help and listen openly to the words spoken to you and implement what you feel is right for you at that time, you may as well not even waste your time or the time of others. IMHO  ;D


I completely agree, Rodney. Having such a large support group is a major reason why this way of life works for me, too. Within my household, and my circle of friends, I am the only one BTD-ing. Hugs to all!
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 4:49pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from Rodney
I like that you go thru and pick out the hi-lights of these post Pat thanks.
That coming from a guy shouldn't make an ounce of difference but if it does good.


I think when I do that, it takes up less room here and keeps focus on the point.  ;)
And you are so right, it shouldn't make a hill 'o beans dif who it comes from, but that's how he is. would that mean he's a bit chauevanistic?  ;)
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 5:08pm; Reply: 32
To be honest with you I haven't really met that many men I really like to be around for just that reason. And I know I have that problem from time to time but am working on snuffing it completely out.
I am sure thatís why not a lot of guys visits a lot of these health and good for you kind of sites or try and improve themselves, I don't need anyone telling me what to do or how to eat with arms crossed in defiance and a smirk I know it all {or wait was that gas}  :P ;D
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 5:41pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from Rodney
I am sure thatís why not a lot of guys visits a lot of these health and good for you kind of sites or try and improve themselves, I don't need anyone telling me what to do or how to eat with arms crossed in defiance and a smirk I know it all {or wait was that gas} †:P ;D


yeah.........what you said   ;D
Posted by: Janet, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 6:11pm; Reply: 34
That's exactly right IMO...we're all in the same boat...just some swimming, some paddling, some keep hitting the bottom, then resurfacing....some drown and are never heard of again!!!
Sure glad I swam and got into the boat!!!
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 6:20pm; Reply: 35
Me Too.
thanks for helping pull me in :)
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 6:30pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from pkarmeier


yeah.........what you said † ;D


The only reason I can say that Pat-- is because I was once like that myself not to many years ago. :B
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 6:51pm; Reply: 37
I think being willing to listen to and really think about others points of view is a learned behavior.  Many people have never needed to really think about someone else's position to the extent necessary to completely rethink how they eat or live life.  It can be a major adjustment to suddenly read that you need to stop eating what you've always eaten and start eating foods that you are not familiar with, etc.

I realized that what I'd been doing was continuing to make me more sick, so I needed to change things to get better.  I came to the website to learn more practical methods to continue the lifestyle, but my background is more research to determine the answer rather than ask questions...  There is so much information to read here that I have found so much help by reading, that I rarely need to ask question.  I do enjoy contributing knowledge to help others and appreciate all the help that is here.
Posted by: italybound, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 8:36pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from ABJoe
I think being willing to listen to and really think about others points of view is a learned behavior. †Many people have never needed to really think about someone else's position to the extent necessary to completely rethink how they eat or live life. †It can be a major adjustment to suddenly read that you need to stop eating what you've always eaten and start eating foods that you are not familiar with, etc..


Very true, in my DH's case, I think it would have been much more well received if it had not come from his wife.  ::)        I can say this w/ much certainty because years ago when I was doing Sunrider, that was at his doings.  A guy he knows mentioned it to him and how wonderful it was, so he was ok w/ my looking into it. Then another guy he knows told him about Reliv and he was all hopped up to look into that. Only it was up to me to do the looking in to and I already knew about BTD at that point, so didnt. IMO there was no need, still isn't. :-)
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 9:22pm; Reply: 39
I think we often overlook the value of the information when it comes from our spouse...  I was in a business group once and the leadership quite often said that spouses quite often undervalue the input from the other...  Unfortunately, he didn't know why, just that it was...
Posted by: sluggerbean, Sunday, February 25, 2007, 11:53pm; Reply: 40
Thank you so much Rodney for sharing!!  My dh is a type O like me.  He has seen my weight loss and the improvement in my health, but since its me and not another guy with results like this.... :P

I will print off your testimonial for him to read.  Maybe I will finally be able to convert him and my O son.
Posted by: Jane, Monday, February 26, 2007, 8:38pm; Reply: 41
Your story is truly inspiring Rodney.  I really admire your perseverance!  I "found" the BTD many years ago after I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.  The diet that the gastroenterologist had me on was just making me fatter and sicker.....no veggies, white bread, pasta....
That plus the fact that a few years later I had a very small thyroid cancer and a parathyroid adenoma that were a result of having my tonsils irradiated as a baby.  I heard about the BTD from a friend I was skiing with and then a week or so later heard about it from another friend.  I went out the next day and bought ER and never looked back.  That was about 10 years or so ago!
I slip on occasion but not on things like wheat or corn intentionally.  My downfall is sweets!
Keep up the good work.  I love reading your posts.
Jane
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, February 26, 2007, 10:20pm; Reply: 42
Hey Rodney,
It was so great to read your testimonial!  I'm very glad you had the persistence to hang in there and keep trying, even though the "experts" were costing you money and not helping you!  Now you can really be an example to others who are discouraged and have lost hope that they will ever be healthy!

Thank you for sharing.

And did I miss your secretor test results?  When did you "become" a secretor?  Do you mean I was mistaken about this??  :-)
Posted by: Rodney, Monday, February 26, 2007, 10:57pm; Reply: 43
Your Welcome sluggerbrean :)
Thanks Jane,  :B :B :D :K)

Yes I am a secreter I'm glad about that. I think what it was it everything going on with me all came to a head at the same time which made me all the more sickly.
NOT anymore HA feeling so good I am like walking on a cloud and hope I never come down.
well except for some pretty sore muscles from my new exercise program I started.
Glad to hear from you all
Thanks.
Posted by: Rodney, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 4:25pm; Reply: 44
It just keeps getting better folks!!
I know this sounds like a brag page for me B) guess because I am just doing so well and want to share with you. This is honest no BS results for me.
For the last few days my boss has been walking around the shop with this little S eat'n grin!
this is why:
    I don't get paid by the hour @ the shop I work commission meaning I work off of sheets that have the hours I get paid already determined by the boss and the insurance company. I do work longer than average hours most of the time so do pretty well at the end of most months. This month was better than I had ever expected {40 + hours more}, had some good jobs and everything CLICKED  as far as getting parts and the paint work going well. I give a HUGE part of this to feeling so good as of late. More energy, thinking much better and working more effectively this all pays off in my business. If I make mistakes I literally pay for them.  That's why the boss is so happy, I make more money, he makes more money and the dealership makes more money everyone's happy. This diet and way of  living really does pay off in many, many ways. but don't take my work for it if you haven't already, Give the BTD a try.    
When I first stared the diet I was overwhelmed by what I had to do and doubted if I could do all described. {finding a new way of thinking}.
in the past few days I am now saying "IS THIS ALL I HAVE TO DO!!" No kidding after you are on the diet for a few months and give it an honest try you will be saying the same thing. Most of us already know this.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5:26pm; Reply: 45
:-)  :-)  Oh Rodney, this is life as it is meant to be!!  Yay for your returning health!  I'm so happy for you.  :-)
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5:30pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from Victoria
:-) †:-) †Oh Rodney, this is life as it is meant to be!!


Yes, it is !!!!
It's amazing the strides you are making in your recovery Rodney!! Good for you!
I was again pleasantly surprised w/ my BP this AM. It was even better than the other day, so things are looking up. I know BTD has much to do w/ that. The more I read in the A/F book, the more I realize why a non-BTD-er takes so long to heal. That book has a lot of valuable info in it.  :)
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5:34pm; Reply: 47
Pat, tell me (again) the name of said AF book to which you often refer. Pretty please?
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5:36pm; Reply: 48
Drea, here it is:
Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James L Wilson
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5:41pm; Reply: 49
Thanks Victoria!
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5:47pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from Victoria
Drea, here it is:
Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James L Wilson


yep, that's it, just posted the link over in the adrenal fatigue thread  :)  Here it is

http://www.amazon.com/Adrenal-.....ndrome/dp/1890572152
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5:54pm; Reply: 51
Thanks Pat, I asked this question on several threads.
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 6:01pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from outdoordrea
Thanks Pat, I asked this question on several threads.


Oops sorry, didnt see them.  :B ;)
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, March 1, 2007, 7:01pm; Reply: 53
No worries, just wanted to make sure someone did :D.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 4:52pm; Reply: 54
Rodney, I'm so happy for your success on the BTD, and impressed that you realized something might have been off with your original blood typing, so before writing off the diet, you doublechecked it and, lo and behold, it had indeed been wrong. †And now that you are on the diet for your actual type instead of the type you believed you were due to that incorrect typing by an ND, lo and behold again, you are feeling better! †That just shows ta go ya that this diet is not about placebo effect! †If it were, you would have felt better on the B diet. †It took being on the diet for your type to work for you. †To me, this is always the most convincing thing about the BTD: †for example, all the A's I know feel better on A food and don't do well on O food, and all the O's I know feel WAY better on O food and don't do well on A food. †That proves that this customized diet works. †Otherwise I could live on salads with balsamic vinegar, almost never ingest protein or fat, and feel great, like my Type A neighbor across the street does. †But I can't. †And my Type A co-worker who hates "grease" and feels poorly anytime she eats anything other than a very low-fat meal would not react that way, yet she does. †If I ate what they eat (been there, done that), I'd be climbing the walls. †If they ate what I ate, they'd feel sluggish and probably have a heart attack. †To me, this proves the inherent truth of the BTD. †If it was really just working because it is x, y, or z (like low in junk food, high in fruits and veggies, or whatever else it is across the board), then each of the individual ABO diets would have the same effect on everyone. †But they don't. †And that is the point of it and the proof of it.

Thankfully, you didn't dismiss the diet, but instead questioned the results of your blood typing test--good for you (literally!)! †I'm happy for you and for all of us because you have become a very fabulous part of this community!
Posted by: shells, Wednesday, March 7, 2007, 10:11am; Reply: 55
Rodney - you certainly have proved like Peppermint Twist has said that the placebo effect does not exist in this diet!

Thank you so much for sharing your very interesting and persistant journey which definitely shows that persistance pays off!!   ;D

Thanks for your inspiration Rodney - and all of you on this board which can go toward changing the quality of  one's health which contributes to one's quality of life   ;)
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, June 24, 2007, 3:39pm; Reply: 56
Hi,
This would be a good place for an update on my BTD.
Things are all good to great. :)
of course there are always a few bumps in the road but don't let them discourage you.
after getting started on an exercise and yoga schedule along with the diet all I can say is WOW!!
I have been down to as low as 210 Lbs but since I have started more exercise and yoga I am eating a little more and back up to 220 lbs. but I don't see it in my waist or belly my legs and arms are gaining muscle so thats good. I am wearing my 34 levis now instead of the 36 if I got in to my old 32's that would really be something but not that big of a deal for me.
Strength is the gain I feel most now after getting over a few health issues.
With Strength everything else follows along for me.
Thanks Dr. D for everything..
(dance) and you all who have helped me along the way. (dance)
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Sunday, June 24, 2007, 4:30pm; Reply: 57





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Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, June 24, 2007, 6:42pm; Reply: 58
Happy, happy news, Rodney.  We always love to hear how you are faring!  :-)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, June 24, 2007, 6:47pm; Reply: 59
you re doing the right thing for your individuality!!
great job!
Posted by: Rodney, Sunday, June 24, 2007, 7:12pm; Reply: 60
Forgot to mention that after starting the L-Tyrosine and L_Glutamine and Bromeline my sugar cravings are all but gone.
thanks Guys. ;)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, June 24, 2007, 9:15pm; Reply: 61
great recipe for others craving........
Posted by: Drea, Monday, June 25, 2007, 12:50am; Reply: 62
Quoted from Rodney
Forgot to mention that after starting the L-Tyrosine and L_Glutamine and Bromeline my sugar cravings are all but gone.
thanks Guys. ;)

Isa replied on another thread that L-glutamine wasn't good for A's. Could someone corroborate? I was taking 500mg to 1g a day, but stopped awaiting more info...
Posted by: Lola, Monday, June 25, 2007, 4:30am; Reply: 63
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archive5/config.pl?read=9275
perhaps this might help....
Cortiguard and L-glutamine have opposite effects...Cortiguard lowers your cortisol levels where L-glutamine raises them......
Posted by: Drea, Monday, June 25, 2007, 3:06pm; Reply: 64
Rather than continuing to hijack Rodney's thread, I've started a new one...
Posted by: 1121 (Guest), Saturday, July 28, 2007, 3:05pm; Reply: 65
I am so happy to hear of your success. I am a newbie and I am doing very well, since I put my heart into it. I feel so much better. Your testimonial is awsome. It is so uplifting to hear how the BTD has turned their lives around in a positive direction. Congrats!
Posted by: 119 (Guest), Saturday, July 28, 2007, 8:30pm; Reply: 66
Rodney, Your testimonial was great.  I enjoyed reading it.  Reminds me of me.  The great American diet, One size fits all.  NOT!

Cynthia
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