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Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Friday, March 2, 2007, 7:15am
I have noticed that there was a change in the frequency for vegetables from servings/week to servings/day.

Has there been any other change of this kind to the number of servings?

My LR4YT book is in French and it is mentioned, for type O non secretor, that the servings are per week (0 to 3 servings, plus 1 for Rh-).  

While I believe in the recommendation for the Blood type, it seems so far from the daily recommendation from the "Canada's food guide", which in my case would be from 6-7 daily servings, that I was wondering if the above-mentionned one was mistaken.  Could someone confirm?

Is there any risk for a lack in glucids?

Are there some other good sources of glucids where the number of servings is adequate to prevent a lack in glucids?

Would fruits be the only other source?

Thanks!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, March 2, 2007, 7:41am; Reply: 1
Well as I can see there was a typo in the fruit department- but not in veggie:
Fruit for O non should be:
1-3 pr DAY
and veggies:
neutral: 2-3 pr day
beneficials : unlimited pr day
That way you can easily get up at the official recoomendations ;-)
Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Friday, March 2, 2007, 1:29pm; Reply: 2
Hello Henriette,

Thanks for your reply!

In fact, I made a mistake in my first posting and forgot to mention the category of food that I was looking for.  It was already a little late, when I wrote this message (Eastern time)...  :B

In fact, I was looking for possible changes to grain (cereal) serving recommendations, if there are any.

My mistake!!! Sorry!

The one that you mention for fruit and veggies are the same that I have, since I took note of the errata in the veggie section (per week vs per day). However, I do not remember if the errata was for the French translation only or for both English and French versions.

Would you have the answer for grains?

Please let me know!
Posted by: geminisue, Friday, March 2, 2007, 1:47pm; Reply: 3
I believe it is three fruit servings and
                   three fruit juice servings a day total 6.  This has been my understanding, If incorrect please let me know.
Posted by: Don, Friday, March 2, 2007, 2:15pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from ChristianeLagace
In fact, I was looking for possible changes to grain (cereal) serving recommendations, if there are any.

Would you have the answer for grains?

Per LR4YT
Grains and Starches
Type O non-secretor
0-3 servings per week
Rh- decrease by 1 serving weekly


Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Saturday, March 3, 2007, 4:32pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from ironwood55

Per LR4YT
Grains and Starches
Type O non-secretor
0-3 servings per week
Rh- decrease by 1 serving weekly


Dear MoDon:

Is there really a minus sign in front of the Rh- serving on the English version of the LR4YT?  The French translation does not have one. Are you aware of any errata in any of those versions?

Also, would you or someone else have an answer to the other questions that I had?

Quoted from ChristianeLagace

Is there any risk for a lack in glucids?

Are there some other good sources of glucids where the number of servings is adequate to prevent a lack in glucids?

Would fruits be the only other source?


May be is the need of glucids different from an individual to another individual.  I just can not remember if there was something about that in the books I own (I have almost the complete selection of books available in French).

I plan to read them again very shortly, but if someone would already have the answer and possibly could refer me to the appropriate section of any books that would talk about that, it would be great.

I would also be very interested to know if geminisue is right about the servings for fruit and fruit juice, since she was wondering about it and that it would also provide me with possibly more sources of glucids.

In the French version of LR4YT it is mentioned 1 cup of 225 mL or 1 fruit, 1 to 3 times daily, so I would normally think that the 3 servings recommended is for the category (fruit and fruit juice) and not for each of them, but I might be wrong.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 4:52pm; Reply: 6
Until an language expert drops by, I will try to answer your question, but first, what is the translation for "glucids?"

The "Fruit and Fruit Juices" servings for O nonnies from LR4YT are:

Portion: 1 cup or 1 piece
Frequency: 1-3 x per day
other sub type:
MM: Try to use mostly Tier One Beneficials

Hope this helps in the mean time.
Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Saturday, March 3, 2007, 5:53pm; Reply: 7
Thanks for the information on Fruit and Fruit Juices.

You will not need a language expert.  ;) This seems to be my mistake. My apologies to everyone. French and Enlish are often so similar that I thought this word "glucids" really existed in English. I must have looked in my dictionary first.... :B

In fact, the word "glucides" in French should be translated as "carbohydrates".

Please let me re-submit my questions in a proper English:

Is there any risk for a lack in carbohydrates?

Are there some other good sources of carbohydrates where the number of servings is adequate to prevent a lack in carbohydrates?

Would fruits be the only other source?

May be is the need of carbohydrates different from an individual to another individual.  I just can not remember if there was something about that in the books I own (I have almost the complete selection of books available in French).
Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 6:02pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from ChristianeLagace
Thanks for the information on Fruit and Fruit Juices.

You will not need a language expert.  ;) This seems to be my mistake. My apologies to everyone. French and Enlish are often so similar that I thought this word "glucids" really existed in English. I must have looked in my dictionary first.... :B

In fact, the word "glucides" in French should be translated as "carbohydrates".

Please let me re-submit my questions in a proper English:

Is there any risk for a lack in carbohydrates?

Are there some other good sources of carbohydrates where the number of servings is adequate to prevent a lack in carbohydrates?

Would fruits be the only other source?


No. You should do fine if you are eating the amount of veggies recommended.  Remember, sweet potatoes (and onions to some degree) are carb heavy yet beneficial for you.  Also, think about parsnips, carrots, beets.  You have to remember that this program is designed for your genetic heritage.  The standard "one size fits all" information that's been rammed down our throats for eons about needing lots of carbs doesn't take into account your genetic profile.
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May be is the need of carbohydrates different from an individual to another individual.  I just can not remember if there was something about that in the books I own (I have almost the complete selection of books available in French).


As an O nonnie, you need carbs, just the right carbs.  Get them from your beneficial and neutral vegetables.  There are many O nonnies here who eat that way, eat grain free and are fine with that plan.

Hope this helps.
Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Saturday, March 3, 2007, 7:03pm; Reply: 9
It does help me a lot.  Thanks KimonoKat!  :)

I had an appointment with a nutritionist on Thursday and she did not seem to think that I could get enough carbs if the portion of grains were so low, even by adding the fruits, since the number of servings for fruits were not that high either.

I was wondering where to get them and I am glad to see that many veggies seems to have a lot of carbs.

In fact, I would really like to find a nutrionist (or a naturopath that would have a very good knowledge in nutrition) and, that do believe in the BTD as I do, if possible in the Greater Montreal area, since it would possibly be easier for me in regards to the language.

Would someone know anyone in that area?
Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 7:18pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from ChristianeLagace
It does help me a lot.  Thanks KimonoKat!  :)

I had an appointment with a nutritionist on Thursday and she did not seem to think that I could get enough carbs if the portion of grains were so low, even by adding the fruits, since the number of servings for fruits were not that high either.

I was wondering where to get them and I am glad to see that many veggies seems to have a lot of carbs.

In fact, I would really like to find a nutrionist (or a naturopath that would have a very good knowledge in nutrition) and, that do believe in the BTD as I do, if possible in the Greater Montreal area, since it would possibly be easier for me in regards to the language.

Would someone know anyone in that area?


You're welcome.  Remember, most nutritionists are on the food pyramid/push grains/registered dieticians mantra that "there are no bad foods, only bad diets" ridiculous babble.  The RDA takes funding from big food manufacturers.

Have you tried searching the listing of IfHI graduates, here?

Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Saturday, March 3, 2007, 7:57pm; Reply: 11
The last time I looked at it, there was someone but, in the area of Magog (which is approximately two hours from where I live) and, while she is IFHI Master, I do not really know the type of knowledge, study, or expertise that she has in nutrition.  I also do not know if she receives anyone for consultation.

I have just went back on the site and she still seems to be the only one in the province of Quebec.

Would you know if there are any specific requirements in nutrition knowledge, for someone to become a MIFHI?

She is a contact person of the French Canadian web site on BTD: ABO vie.

I have contacted her in the past to order a Secretor test.  I would also have the opportunity to contact her again by e-mail, if necessary, and find out if she receives people for consultation on nutrition, but I find Magog still a little far from home...
Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 8:48pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from ChristianeLagace
The last time I looked at it, there was someone but, in the area of Magog (which is approximately two hours from where I live) and, while she is IFHI Master, I do not really know the type of knowledge, study, or expertise that she has in nutrition.  I also do not know if she receives anyone for consultation.

I have just went back on the site and she still seems to be the only one in the province of Quebec.

Would you know if there are any specific requirements in nutrition knowledge, for someone to become a MIFHI?

She is a contact person of the French Canadian web site on BTD: ABO vie.

I have contacted her in the past to order a Secretor test.  I would also have the opportunity to contact her again by e-mail, if necessary, and find out if she receives people for consultation on nutrition, but I find Magog still a little far from home...

What is it about the word nutrition, that you are thinking someone with that knowledge/education would be superior to a master in BTD knowledge?  Most nutritional degrees/programs are one size fits all general programs.  I mean, I took a nutrition class in college.  They told me I needed to drink milk every day, and the teacher told me there was no scientific proof that the BTD works.  Just because someone has a degree in nutrition, doesn't mean they will be able to adapt a diet for you in line with your genetic profile.

Dr. D'Adamo is the one who originated the institute, and designed the testing for IfHI Fellowship and Master status.


Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Saturday, March 3, 2007, 11:01pm; Reply: 13
Hello KimonoKat,

Thanks for your concern!

However, I did not meant necessarily someone with a nutrition degree, since I found out that the professional association of nutritionist/dietetist in Quebec do not seem to believe in the BTD and I do believe in the BTD.

I did not meant to devalue/denigrate the program that Dr. D'Adamo put together for the IFHI.  In fact, if there would be training sessions given in the Greater Montreal area or somewhere in Quebec, and if possible in French, I would probably be the first one to register to one of those sessions, even though I have no real scientific background.

Sorry, if my earlier posts could have led you to this conclusion.   ;)

Since, I have no idea what is the content of this program, I meant someone that could help me to balance my diet in order to do not suffer from a lack of nutrients.  Maybe could the IFHI registered practitioners help me to balance my diet (proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc.), but I just do not know what is the training that they do receive and/or the required background, if any, prior to register to become a IFHI.

I was looking for someone who would possibly be a naturopath, but with a good knowledge in nutrition and that would believe in the BTD. I do not think that a naturopath would have the same approach on nutrition, since Dr. D'Adamo belongs to this profession. I have consulted a naturopath in the past for my son and that naturopath really helped him.  I am very confident in this profession.

So that you could understand, a little more my situation, please let me share a little about my history and my knowledge of the BTD.

I do not have any important health problems at this time, at least none that I know yet. However, I have an history of diabetes and cardiac problems in my family. My doctor also mentioned that my cholesterol was a little high a few years ago and, since I gained too many pounds in the past years, I went for blood and urine test last week.  Getting older, mid-forty, I am starting to get worried about my health condition. I do not want to depend on medication like my parents do.

The same day I went for my blood test, I was meeting for the very first time with a nutritionist.  I was kind of disappointed after this meeting.  I thought she could help me to balance the foods suggested in the BTD.  That's when I really found out the position of their association, which is not recommending the BTD and is possibly doing the opposite.  I did not learn a lot from this meeting.

My first posts to this forum then started in order to try to get some answers.

I really wish to get better and lose weight, plan to follow the BTD more accurately, reduce my food intake and add a few minutes of exercise to the very few ones I am doing now.

My mother introduce me to the BTD a few years ago.  Since then, I have integrated in my diet many of the recommendations provided in the BTD books, but possibly not yet enough of them or often enough.  I have really gained a lot, just by reducing and/or avoiding as much as possible the amount of wheat, corn and milk products that I use to eat.

For the past years, I have put together an Excel database to include all of the recommendations that I could find in Dr. D'Adamo's books (ER4YT, CR4YT, LR4YT, ER4YT: Complete BT Encyclopedia, as well as the Fight it collection on Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular disease and Allergies - those are the ones actually available in French) for the blood type O.  This has been a very long process, since the French translation made in Quebec and in France are not always the same. I had to refer to the TYPEBase 4, to some dictionary of terminology, some Fish database sites (there were many different names for the same species). It is very near to be completed. I am know adding more details on supplements, since I found out some explanations on another posting.

I trully believe in this diet.

So, I already know the foods that I should avoid and the ones that are Super Beneficial / Beneficial for me.  My goal now, is just to have a balanced diet with those foods.

Note: To whoever could be interested in this database: please note that, unless Dr. D'Adamo would provide me with the possibility to share this database, I will unfortunately keep this database for me and my family to respect the copyrights on Dr. D'Adamo's books.  Also, as mentioned above, it only contains recommendations for type O (my husband, daughter and son are all type O).
Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 11:27pm; Reply: 14
Thank you so much for sharing your journey/story, and now we really understand where each other stands :K)   I'm off in a bit to take a trip up a mountain to see the eclipse.  I hope someone else will drop in on this thread and help you with your questions.  If not, I will try my best to get to it tomorrow.

I can say, that there is a wealth of information on the web site itself.  Just pick a page, any page Media Center, the blogs (especially Dr. D, Heidi's On the Diet, the ASK column, Dr. Tom Greenfield), and start reading.  I think the most important thing for you to concentrate on at this point, are the portion sizes and frequency guidelines outlined in LR4YT.

Thank you again for sharing.  I'll check in on this thread tomorrow.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 11:35pm; Reply: 15
the amount of servings per week or day of each food group is already given in the books......
following those recommendations carefully will give you all the nutrients you need on a daily basis.

build your meal plans according to those guidelines given in the cardio or diabetes book, and you re all set!


is this the person you contacted?
Julie Brière
C.P. 22002
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1E 4B4 CANADA

By e-mail : juliebriere@abovie.com

By Fax : 819-564-7606
Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Sunday, March 4, 2007, 12:49am; Reply: 16
Thanks ladies!

To answer your question Lola, no, it was Francine Ouellet. She is the only registered practitioner mentioned on Dr. D'Adamo's web site in the province of Quebec.

Did Julie Brière followed Dr. D'Adamo's IFHI program? When was the last time you had a communication with her?

I know that Julie Brère studied in nutrition at the University of Montreal, and at a certain point in time she wrote some articles and books in favor of the BTD. I have tried to find a phone number to reach her, but I am not sure that the Julie Brière I have found is the same one.  The one I found is mentioned in a directory from "L'Association de Médecine Dentaire Holistique du Québec", which would possibly make sense.

I heard that she had some troubles with the Quebec association of nutritionist and that they do not want her to use the title of nutrionist anymore. I would not be surprised that her position in favor of the BTD has something to do with her problem.

I did not know she was attached with the ABO vie web site. If she is still practicing I would definitely like to get in touch with her.  Thanks for her e-mail address!  I will try it.

I have to go out too, so I will get in touch with you later on.  Have a nice evening!
Posted by: jillthepilllady, Sunday, March 4, 2007, 2:16am; Reply: 17
Cri-Cri, My Homeopath/Naturopath is Master Certified with Dr. D.  She is in the middle of Michigan, perhaps too far away to visit but the last I knew she does do phone consultations.  She is in the practitioner list.  Jacquelynn Featherly of Vestaburg, Michigan.  If you go back to HOME on this site, click on Find a BTD practitioner on the left toward the bottom.  Bring up the alphabetical listing of all members.  I need to update her email address cuz I know it's wrong but her phone number is right.

I'm sure there are others as well that do phone consultations, I just don't know which ones.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, March 4, 2007, 7:35am; Reply: 18
Francoise Ouellet speaks highly of Julie, yes.
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archivea/config.pl?read=68754
Posted by: ChristianeLagace (Guest), Sunday, March 4, 2007, 6:14pm; Reply: 19
Thank you Lola!

That supper must have been something to organize and it would have been nice to be there.

I will try the e-mail that you have provided me with and let you know if Julie is receving people for consultation.  That would be great!

In the meantime, I will follow the good recommendations that you and KimonoKat provided me with.

Thank you Jill for the suggestion and information!  

It could be an option, if Julie and/or Françoise do not receive people for consultation or do not do phone consultations.

However, since my first language is French, I might not be as comfortable in English in person as in writing. In English, it's easier for me to write, since I am allowed with a little more time to express my ideas.  Words do not come that fast person-to-person and I am kind of shy when it comes to speak it.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, March 5, 2007, 2:17am; Reply: 20
let us know if you got a response.
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