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Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 1:03am
http://www.healthnewsroom.net/is-the-genotype-diet-too-complicated/
You can comment at the site if you like.

nin∑com∑poop  (nnkm-pp, nng-)
n.
A silly, foolish, or stupid person.
Posted by: RedLilac, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 1:17am; Reply: 1
It actually is not as negative as others Iíve read.  At least it promotes the book and the diet.  Maybe some people who read the article will be intrigued and want to learn more about it.  They do provide a link.
Posted by: Jenny, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 2:23am; Reply: 2
Quoted from RedLilac
It actually is not as negative as others Iíve read.  At least it promotes the book and the diet.  Maybe some people who read the article will be intrigued and want to learn more about it.  They do provide a link.


Yes, I agree it was not too bad in the scheme of things, even if there were errors. If I had not come across BTD at a time when I was vulnerable with a new illness just diagnosed I might have been equally suspicious. A lot of it is in good timing, and good luck. 8)

Posted by: AnutLisa, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 3:36am; Reply: 3
My personal take on all these bad reviews:

"You're always a crackpot until you hit the jackpot."

In about 5+ years when the world catches up to the idea of epigenetics as preventative medicine, our beloved Dr. D will finally get the respect this body of work deserves.   :)  In the meantime, every one who lives a bit healthier or longer b/c of the GTD will have to be his positive press.  WE are the "good reviews" of this book, folks.   ;)

Posted by: Dr. D, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 11:51am; Reply: 4
Compared to ordering Jenny Craig and reading no book at all.. yes it is.
Posted by: Rex, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 11:58am; Reply: 5
That's all I can say is that is does work for me in a way that no other plan of effort on my part has ever worked...I'm as pleased as can be with the GTD.
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 1:40pm; Reply: 6
::)

"Others have also commented on why itís necessary to get so detailed rather than working with the larger picture."

Um, so that you can customize and individualize the diet as much as possible and thus it will provide each person who adheres to it the maximum health benefits.  That's the whole point:  this is NOT a one-size-fits-all approach!

Duh.

"And some of the recommended foods are not commonly known as 'health foods'."

:o What *gasp!* ?  Some of the foods are not commonly considered "health foods"?  You mean "health foods" like whole wheat, granola bars loaded with sugar, and protein powders made of soy isolates?  Those kind of commonly known health foods?!  omg, well, then we'd better just dismiss them out of hand!!!!  I mean, if they are not commonly considered health foods, then surely they can't be health foods, right?  Right.  So throw that organic cottage cheese right on out and pass me a whole wheat granola bar sweetened with pure fructose!
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 2:29pm; Reply: 7
I have this search that google does for me automatically. I have it set for Genotype Diet/Peter D'Adamo  so it lets me know that  something has been posted on the web, and deposits the article in my mail. Kinda neat..
Just didn't want you all to think I spent all my spare time running around the internet looking for this stuff (only some of it). ;D
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 2:47pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
I have this search that google does for me automatically. I have it set for Genotype Diet/Peter D'Adamo  so it lets me know that  something has been posted on the web, and deposits the article in my mail. Kinda neat..
Just didn't want you all to think I spent all my spare time running around the internet looking for this stuff (only some of it). ;D

Google is now my preferred source for news.  You can set up your news page to be very personalized, including having buttons with key search words that you just click on to have all the news on the net that fits that search criteria pop up.  I have buttons for everything from smart cars to Al Gore to Genotype Diet to Florida Democratic delegates to the current writers strike, and a LOT more!  You can browse top stories, stories recommended just for you based on your previous search history, click on your own customized search buttons, or type in basically any esoteric topic and instantly come up with just about every article on the web about it!!!

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!

!

Did I mention:  !

Posted by: shoulderblade, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 5:44pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
I have this search that google does for me automatically. I have it set for Genotype Diet/Peter D'Adamo  so it lets me know that  something has been posted on the web, and deposits the article in my mail. Kinda neat..
  ;D


Thanks for posting. I think I will give that a try.

Also PT: You have a button for Florida Democratic delegates? ;D





Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 5:55pm; Reply: 10
The BTD and the GTD require you to take some responsibility for your own health by doing the basic work to discover your blood type, secretor status and GenoType, then finding the system that works best for you, and THEN finding the foods that help you heal and stay healthy. For most people that is way too much work. They're looking for a doctor (or a diet or a drug) to magically remove all fat, ill health and bad habits without the patient ever having to lift a finger. Hmm . . . that sounds more like the definition of 'nincompoopery' to me. ;)
Posted by: AnnA, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 6:03pm; Reply: 11
You have to look at the source - a raw food vegan.  
Posted by: nonnie4life, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 6:23pm; Reply: 12
I posted a reply over at healthnewsroom.net when I read the review and noticed the reviewer stated there were 8 GenoTypes!!  I think it would help reviewers if they actually read the book first.  This was my post:

"Maybe it appears to be complicated because you have stated there are "specific foods, exercises and supplements for each of the 8 ĎGenoTypeísí."  There are actually only 6 GenoTypes as specified by Dr. D'Adamo.  You may have overlooked that while you were reading it in order to make a thorough book review."

Posted by: shoulderblade, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 11:03pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from nonnie4life


"Maybe it appears to be complicated because you have stated there are "specific foods, exercises and supplements for each of the 8 ĎGenoTypeísí."  There are actually only 6 GenoTypes as specified by Dr. D'Adamo.  You may have overlooked that while you were reading it in order to make a thorough book review."



Perfect. I came to the 'complicated' line in the review and just knew things were going astray at that point. 6 types was rather well communicated in the book.

Posted by: Dr. D, Thursday, February 7, 2008, 11:37pm; Reply: 14
Brilliant.
Posted by: 12 (Guest), Friday, February 8, 2008, 12:02am; Reply: 15
8 genotypes?  Hmmm...

And I loved this one...  

"...why itís necessary to get so detailed rather than working with the larger picture.." - I won't even justify the statement with a comment!

What is that saying about opening your mouth and removing all doubt?   ;)
Posted by: kate4975, Friday, February 8, 2008, 12:43am; Reply: 16
Well, my response to the review was longer than the review itself :B so hopefully I got my point across!
Posted by: yaman, Friday, February 8, 2008, 12:01pm; Reply: 17
Maybe there really are 8 genotypes ??)

Where would the following types fit otherwise?

"One size fits all"ers

"Not scientific"ers

;D ;D ;D

Yaman
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Friday, February 8, 2008, 7:30pm; Reply: 18
Yaman, that's a perfect squelch! (dance)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, February 11, 2008, 5:04pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from shoulderblade
Also PT: You have a button for Florida Democratic delegates? ;D

;D What of it?!  I'm afraid I'm a bit of a "news hound" and when I get OBSESSED with a story, as I am with the whole FL delegate, Howard-Dean-induced SITCH, I have to immortalize it in a Google news "button", so that I can INSTANTLY summon every bit of news with my search string in it without actually taking the 2.5 seconds to type "florida democratic primary" (that's actually what I have, "primary", not "delegates" *lol*...but now that you mention it, I should change it to "delegates", as the primary is over but the delegate situation is becoming more relevant by the day, as this thing is going all the way to the convention) into the search field.

I like the buttons versus the info showing up in my e-mail box, because one can get deluged that way.  This way, I just click and BOOM:  everything and its brother on the topic in question pops up, sorted by relevance, date or whatever your fancy is at that moment.

:D

Quoted from Dr. Natalie
And I loved this one...  

"...why itís necessary to get so detailed rather than working with the larger picture.." - I won't even justify the statement with a comment!

Word up.  See my previous post.  I mean!  The whole POINT of both D'Adamo diets is to INDIVIDUALIZE, to customize one's diet.  So, yes, I'm afraid it is necessary to "get so detailed rather than working with the larger picture".  God is in the details!  (...or was that the devil?  Well, no matter, I want full pixelization on my diet, thank you!)
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