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Posted by: Sarah, Saturday, October 11, 2008, 3:48pm
About a year ago, my then 12 year old daughter decided to become a vegetarian, with the exception of fish, eggs and dairy.  We were a bit surprised when she stuck with it.  Then I found Dr. D's books while browsing at Borders.  As an O, I became worried my daughter might be on the wrong diet,(I didn't know husband's type), so I got her a blood test and could not believe it when she turned out to be an A.  She could believe it, she knew all along.  This is a kid who loves tofu and Japanese food and has always put too much soy sauce (for my taste) on her rice.  Even weirder?  When pregnant with her, I made myself vegie stir frys with Bragg Liquid Aminos for lunch quite often.  After the pregnancy I couldn't touch the stuff!  Duh!  
My son is an O, like me, and his favorite food is hamburgers, preferably a double.  
As for me, I feel great on the diet.  I have one concern though.  My steak loving, tofu fearing husband must be an A, if my daughter is.  There is something he said several years ago that sticks in my head though, he asked, "do we have to have meat every night for dinner?"
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, October 11, 2008, 4:04pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from Sarah
My steak loving, tofu fearing husband must be an A, if my daughter is.  There is something he said several years ago that sticks in my head though, he asked, "do we have to have meat every night for dinner?"

yes, it sounds like your DH must be Ao.

Sounds like everyone is "tuned in" a certain amount.  It is amazing what we realize we have done after we know why... ;).

I don't do well with tofu (or meat) either, but do great on protein sources such as compliant legumes, fish, eggs and cottage cheese.
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Saturday, October 11, 2008, 4:42pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from Sarah
About a year ago, my then 12 year old daughter decided to become a vegetarian, with the exception of fish, eggs and dairy.  We were a bit surprised when she stuck with it.  Then I found Dr. D's books while browsing at Borders.  As an O, I became worried my daughter might be on the wrong diet,(I didn't know husband's type), so I got her a blood test and could not believe it when she turned out to be an A.  She could believe it, she knew all along.  This is a kid who loves tofu and Japanese food and has always put too much soy sauce (for my taste) on her rice.  Even weirder?  When pregnant with her, I made myself vegie stir frys with Bragg Liquid Aminos for lunch quite often.  After the pregnancy I couldn't touch the stuff!  Duh!  
My son is an O, like me, and his favorite food is hamburgers, preferably a double.  
As for me, I feel great on the diet.  I have one concern though.  My steak loving, tofu fearing husband must be an A, if my daughter is.  There is something he said several years ago that sticks in my head though, he asked, "do we have to have meat every night for dinner?"


Interesting. I always thought the regular ER diet was wrong for type A being that I do extremely poor on vegetarian diets.

The A non diet was an improvement over the regular A BTD, but the explorer diet is a better improvement. I have always eaten meat with few problems even on the BTD when it was avoid. The funny thing is that I have always eaten more like an Explorer anyway.

Had I known about the BTD prior to knowing my blood type then I probably would have dismissed BTD altogether.
Posted by: Sarah, Saturday, October 11, 2008, 8:32pm; Reply: 3
Well, my daughter is a Warrior type pretty sure, but hubby may be another genotype.  I have an A friend who heard about the diet years ago and also rejected it for the reasons you talk about, Janeway.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 11, 2008, 10:48pm; Reply: 4
besides your daughter is a secretor and C Janeway is a nonnie!

quite a difference besides the Gts, eventually! ;)
Posted by: Sarah, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 1:54am; Reply: 5
How do we know she's a secretor, we haven't done those tests yet?  I want to though.  I haven't seen any dietary stuff in the books about what nons can or can't eat, it must be on the website.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 2:36am; Reply: 6
it s in your new book LRFYT!

you ll understand it all once you read the book.

read the tutorial, last lesson explains the non secretor issue.
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/1.htm

typebase also has the two values
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, October 12, 2008, 7:04am; Reply: 7
I recognize that nearly all my nonnie-clients and myselve too ;) are doing much better on a balanced higher protein diet. :D
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 3:35pm; Reply: 8
Your kids sound like me when I was a kid.  I liked my AB- Fatherís food preferences better than my O Motherís.  There were also certain food preferences and dislikes that were uniquely my own and match up with my Bt/GT.  Kids instinctively know.  It is the adults that are the problem forcing them to eat all of what is put on the kids plate or else face punishment.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 3:52pm; Reply: 9
I have had great results following my gatherer diamond plan.....
upping those diamond grains and carbs has jump started my metabolism, as opposed to my strict O nonnie diet of the past, consisting of basically, protein and veggies......

the gatherer sups contribute to this very positive turn as well!! ;)

Dr D has hit the spot again, by tricking the body into believing times of famine and scarcity are gone, and having the body release all it s fat stores! ;D
Posted by: beanpole, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 7:22pm; Reply: 10
I am an A also and when I first saw the diet it did not surprise  me at all. I have always hated red meat, oranges, red peppers, olives and dairy- all the things thta are on the avoid list. I used to think it was strange how I love lemons and grapefuit but not oranges( heartburn). I used to make myself eat meat every now and then but now I avoid it totally.As I get older I dislike even chicken now.  The diet suits me perfectly.
Posted by: Sarah, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 8:33pm; Reply: 11
Beanpole, my A daughter loves lemons and grapefruit too!  No sugar needed to eat them.
RedLilac- I totally agree, kids should never be forced to eat anything.  Some parents I know let their kids eat almost nothing for dinner and then have a huge dessert--just as bad!
Lola, I haven't read LRFYT! I'll go do that.  
Also- I have tried upping the grains, but not sure if my body likes it.  Is Ezekial bread the same as Essene?  I like the taste, but it slows me down.  I made the flaxseed bread and love it.  I'll have to try millet, even though it sounds really icky to me.  Also, I have a suspician that I may be a hunter afterall.  I've never been full figured in my life.  Doesn't seem fair to be flat chested and a gatherer at the same time ;D  And I'm full of nervous energy.  Those ambiguous finger measurements!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 8:58pm; Reply: 12
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Is Ezekial bread the same as Essene?

yes both are made from sprouted grains.....
the difference lies in the process.....EZ uses sprouted grain flour, while essene and manna are made from fresh ground sprouted seeds not dehydrated and ground into flour first.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:21am; Reply: 13
Quoted from beanpole
I am an A also and when I first saw the diet it did not surprise  me at all. I have always hated red meat, oranges, red peppers, olives and dairy- all the things thta are on the avoid list.


Same here. Don't like red meat, oranges, most olives, green and red peppers, pickles, pork..milk.  I bought 1% milk and I still end up drinking soy milk.  I never liked milk that much.. :P

When I got pregnant, I was a vegetarian..I had an insane desire for red meat and I had to eat beef almost every day..
My son was a B blood type.. :)  When I got pregnant with my second, I had the same nutty insane craving for beef and I had to eat it for nine months, feeling ashamed of my animal flesh ways!!  My second son is a O  :)

Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:37am; Reply: 14
Quoted from beanpole
I dislike even chicken now.  


Maybe you're a Warrior, Beanpole.  Warriors should avoid chicken.
Posted by: angelighte, Thursday, October 23, 2008, 2:46am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Lola
I have had great results following my gatherer diamond plan.....
upping those diamond grains and carbs has jump started my metabolism, as opposed to my strict O nonnie diet of the past, consisting of basically, protein and veggies......

the gatherer sups contribute to this very positive turn as well!! ;)

Dr D has hit the spot again, by tricking the body into believing times of famine and scarcity are gone, and having the body release all it s fat stores! ;D


Intuition - its great when you can listen to whats going on inside and let your parents know and they listen to you - I was always made to eat what was on the table inluding drinking wine - I ended up a toxic, craving, confused self and Im only just finding out about my true health now. I have just retested myself and Im a Gatherer - that is good to know about the diamond grains and carbs - I was iffing and arring last night about getting some Millet and I will definately get some now and perhaps have it with rice milk for breakfast sometimes. The only ricemilk I found last night was one with sunflower oil in it but i know there are other types to try. Also the millet supposedly had traces of gluten even though it was organic and I was wondering whether to risk it or not but I might give it ago soon when my tummy heals a bit more first. I love grapefruit, pineapple and watermelon and ricotta.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, October 23, 2008, 2:56am; Reply: 16
They made you drink wine?  Wow.  That's probably considered criminal here.
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 23, 2008, 12:53pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Lola
I have had great results following my gatherer diamond plan.....
upping those diamond grains and carbs has jump started my metabolism, as opposed to my strict O nonnie diet of the past, consisting of basically, protein and veggies......

the gatherer sups contribute to this very positive turn as well!! ;)

Dr D has hit the spot again, by tricking the body into believing times of famine and scarcity are gone, and having the body release all it s fat stores! ;D


Oh Lola...I am soooooooooooooooooo with you on this one.  At first, I was having a bit of trouble when I added the diamond grains, but figure my body was just adjusting to it after being such a protein and veggie person.  Now, when I eat grains and carbs, which is up to the recommended amounts ans sometimes a bit more, I feel wonderful.  And my tummy loves it too.  Not just the inside, but the outside feels flatter and stronger.  'The six pack is under there trying to burst out'.  And...the weight is coming off again.  It was at first when I first started out on GTD in January, but I seemed to have slid back a bit into BTD protein/veggie eating.  After re-reading...I am back on track and loooooooovvve the grains...basmati rice, amaranth, millet and quinoa...and compliant beans...wow.  Yummilicious.

And sense of well-being is awesome.  Kudos again to Dr. D. :D (woot)(woot)(clap)(clap)(dance)(dance)

Debra :)

Posted by: Sarah, Thursday, October 23, 2008, 4:36pm; Reply: 18
That old intuition.  It told me right off the bat that I was a hunter...but I got tricked by a couple of iffy millimeters into thinking I was a gatherer.  After trying the gatherer diet I'm convinced it isn't right for me. A little millet and other grains are good, just not too much, and no way on the ricotta and other cheeses. But I love parmesan on my salad!  The green peppers gave me burps, and I really missed my other vegies.  The only really gatherer thing about me is my Hashimoto's thyroid disease.  Do hunters get it too?  Or am I just a gatherer in denial?
Posted by: angelighte, Friday, October 24, 2008, 2:54am; Reply: 19
Quoted from Ribbit
They made you drink wine?  Wow.  That's probably considered criminal here.


well they didn't quite force it - it was just all that what was made available. I gave up when I was 12 though after reading it in a womens magazine that it was fattening.
Posted by: angelighte, Friday, October 24, 2008, 2:55am; Reply: 20
Quoted from Sarah
That old intuition.  It told me right off the bat that I was a hunter...but I got tricked by a couple of iffy millimeters into thinking I was a gatherer.  After trying the gatherer diet I'm convinced it isn't right for me. A little millet and other grains are good, just not too much, and no way on the ricotta and other cheeses. But I love parmesan on my salad!  The green peppers gave me burps, and I really missed my other vegies.  The only really gatherer thing about me is my Hashimoto's thyroid disease.  Do hunters get it too?  Or am I just a gatherer in denial?


Sarah - sounds like you're a hunter. Go get em!
Posted by: Sarah, Friday, October 24, 2008, 4:43pm; Reply: 21
Thanks Puppylove  :P
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