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Posted by: speedy, Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 9:28am
I do feel that there is a real need for an individual analysis of correct foods to eat as there is so much variation in the lists. As an older person I have lists in the Arthritus book, Aging book, Diabetic book for low blood sugar, Live Right for your Type lists, the Encyclopedia lists and now also Genotype which I understand am  a Hunter - there is a lot of variation - am I making it too hard for myself by trying to do all - and to top it all living in England we do not have the variety of the lists available - I do not enjoy much variation as it is - thanks for letting me get that of my chest!! :)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 10:19am; Reply: 1
Speedy how can I/we help?   :)
Posted by: speedy, Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 10:52am; Reply: 2
Not sure really - just getting it off my chest as I am unsure of which way to go - I suppose what I am trying to say that everything is really individual and listening to your own body as to what we need to do  - it is confusing though when some lists have the same foods as benificial on one and avoid on another and it seems to loose a programme then - I need a definate list to follow - maybe I should make one of my own then - does anyone else have this situation - I would be interested to know - best wishes to all :)
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 3:12pm; Reply: 3
Speedy, a place to begin would be to decide if you want to follow the Genotype diet or the Blood type diet.  That narrows it down to the road you are going to walk on.

The specific protocols for different illnesses are to be used if you are dealing with a certain condition.  Many, many members are dealing with multiple problems.  Personally, I have found that a majority (nearly all) of my problems have disappeared after 9 months on the Genotype diet.  But it takes a little time.

One place to start would be to just get stable on one diet.  Pick any one that is relevant to you, and you can't go wrong.  If you are more comfortable with the BTD, eat from LR4YT, and make small adjustments as to specific health problems you are dealing with, but stick with your one main program as the baseline.  Try to not jump around.  If you are working with health protocols, such as supplements, know that they are listed in order of the most important, so you could just pick one from each list.

You could talk to us about specific issues that you need to fine tune and maybe we can help.  I'll be gone most of the day, but back tonight.  See you then!  :-)
Posted by: teri, Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 3:14pm; Reply: 4
I understand your confusion and frustration, Speedy. "I dream of Swami" too. Or maybe the GT version should be called "Genie". ;D Anyway, I find myself making revised lists for my needs too. My biggest need is "prevention" so there isn't really anything guiding me in the present, other than the GTD, of course. GTD is the best source of prevention I know, but I also know that we are each individuals inside the GT's too. Could my diet be a little different than an O Explorer, for example? Could I be focusing on some of these bennies and maybe some others from my B-non 'Aging' diet? Only "Genie" would know. Like you, I don't need a great variety of food choices, less is better. As long as they're the right ones! My frustration comes when I don't get clues from my body (that should be a good thing, right?)...

Quoted from Victoria
...just because they don't notice an obvious change in their physical condition does not mean that the food is not causing serious changes.  Diseases are generally slow in developing, and many are silent as they develop.
This is so true, and knowing this has "forced" me (who's forcing who?) to become an information junkie and tweaking based on what I read and understand, mostly from Dr.D's work.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 3:31pm; Reply: 5
make bone and meat broth soup, adding your choice of veggies and grains if you like....
it is nourishing and yummy!
a whole hearty meal in one plate!

and you can freeze individual servings of that, to always have a quick healthy fix on hand and not fall into a vicious circle of snacking, endlessly.
Posted by: speedy, Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 6:03pm; Reply: 6
I am guilty of jumping around the various programmes and it hasnt worked - my main areas of difficulty are osteoarthritic knees - have been told to expect a knee replacement op) and have managed to keep fairly stable for the last couple of years while following BTD and when the Genotype book came out I went for it but have found that I put on weight so easily even with no grains and just eating carbo veggies like broad beans - not enough variety for me on the Genotype Hunter lists so I think I should really stick with LRFYT for now. I try and walk 3 or 4 miles everyday and have a lot of exercise at work on three days up and down stairs all day - then four days rest which does me no good at all - I think my partner is an A or a Teacher totally opposite to me so I have to be strong in stating my needs when all he wants me to do is rest - wrong!! I like to be active and want to eat the best to stave off any operations. Cannot eat pears too squishy - like the crunch of an apple better - Lola's idea of the beef broth sounds good with winter coming on - oh as well have low blood pressure and bad circulation - always cold - partner always too hot - great isn't it!!! :)
Posted by: Caz B, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 3:20am; Reply: 7
Quoted from speedy
I am guilty of jumping around the various programmes and it hasnt worked - - I think my partner is an A or a Teacher totally opposite to me so I have to be strong in stating my needs when all he wants me to do is rest - wrong!! I like to be active and want to eat the best to stave off any operations. Cannot eat pears too squishy - like the crunch of an apple better - Lola's idea of the beef broth sounds good with winter coming on - oh as well have low blood pressure and bad circulation - always cold - partner always too hot - great isn't it!!! :)


He He He, I totally get where you're coming from Speedy.  What you have written is exactly what I am experiencing.  I have been flitting here, flitting there, now I'm a Gatherer, now I'm a BTDer, then a bit of both.  I finally decided just yesterday to follow the Fatigue BTD book because the fatigue is my greatest problem at the moment.  I feel a great sense of relief and more motivation to just get on with it now  :)

My hubby is a Type A Teacher who always feels hot.  I have low blood pressure and terrible circulation and am always cold -too funny (you have to laugh or else.....)  Oh, and he's ALWAYS telling me to rest  ;D ;D
Posted by: Gumby, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 1:01pm; Reply: 8
That is kind of funny, Caz and Speedy.  I am a type A teacher, and I am low bp/always freezing, and my O gatherer hubby has high bp and is a furnace. *lol*  maybe it is a man thing...
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 1:07pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Gumby
maybe it is a man thing...

I think it is.  It's funny, though, how women are usually more cold-natured than men, yet wear less less clothing.... :o
Posted by: speedy, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 3:19pm; Reply: 10
Good to hear from you Caz B - you know about these things! Anyway today after a troubled few days I have decided to stick with the book LRFYT and also the arthritus book - it seems eating those foods for me is a lot better. In jumping around the books I was eating far too much and was getting so lethargic and grumpy so a big pan of veggies went in the pressure cooker today for hot snacks instead and a few snacks were missed - of course the ideal in this worls would be for everyone to have a free personal genotype programme worked out for them on the National Health Service - we can dream!!
Posted by: Caz B, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 10:19pm; Reply: 11
Gumby - maybe you're right about it being a man thing - it is funny that you are the exact opposite but still feel the cold  :)

Drive - still being cheeky I see!

Speedy - I hope things go well for you and you avoid that operation  ;)  You have also made me think about the exercise thing.  I have been told to not do too much because of adrenal fatigue but I'm wondering if I shouldn't be doing something to get rid of the adrenaline in my system that makes me grumpy and have little bursts of anger.
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