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Posted by: Dr. D, Friday, December 24, 2010, 1:24pm
http://n-equals-one.com/blogs/2010/12/24/happy-loon-here3/
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, December 24, 2010, 2:54pm; Reply: 1
I have a hard time taking anybody seriously when there's a typo in the blog.

"a complete lack of scientific evidence to support the central idea, namely that our body's immune system reacts differently to different foods, and tht those reactions are determined by the various antigens specific to the blood types."

It's one thing to mistype something in a chatty message board post, but when you call yourself a professional, shouldn't the things you publish (even online) look professional?
Posted by: Poppy, Friday, December 24, 2010, 3:15pm; Reply: 2
I read Dr. D 's response to that blog. Well, all I can say is, NOBODY could ever convince me to stop this wonderful way of eating. To go back to the way I was???? To tell me that this diet is dangerous?? NEVER!
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, December 24, 2010, 3:30pm; Reply: 3
Wonderful post that was written in response to Dr. D's blog. I had to reprint it here. :)




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Yolanda Bassi says:
December 24, 2010 at 10:18 am
On being a schmuck:

.. I encountered a person in his 70s who is blaming his parents for dealing with the then child in cruel and unusual ways, because he was the subject of ill health, early in life, and they dragged the child from doctor to doctor. When I suggested that somewhere this person made a ‘choice’ to ‘see things through the eyes of a ‘victim’, rather then accepting, that the parents where doing what ever they thought was good, the now adult became almost deranged, super angry at me, for not sympathizing with the pain and suffering experienced ever since!

Certainly I understand that certain illnesses, are miserable, cruel and require unusual measures, until one finds out that they don’t work. In the case of someone following BTD there is a chance, a good chance, that stupid opinionated utterances would disappear from the persons need to see him or her SELF as ‘victimized’ and might actually start to feel better.

The same for someone’s critique; when the person writing about the Blood Type Diet has no ‘command’ to follow it and spouts of on its in-validity, then one has to question that persons mental health.

By following the ‘diet’ mental health might set in and create ‘understanding’ of ones motives and then create choices for or against old ideas or the diet. The choice is ones own. One can suffer needing ‘therapy’ of re-assurances lasting a lifetime, or say: “Enough! I leave the trash of ill feelings on the side of the road and walk away!” One can get up in the morning and train the mind to say: He, She, They, are all wrong and deserve my negative attention -forever- thus causing mental instability within the conflict of ones own mind and body.. Or one can say; there are more important things to do, then to cloud my sunshiny day with trash, and keep walking in sunlight leaving the trash to its own ‘time, place and space.

As adults we can do that, as people voicing opinions, we really need to look at what is ‘a schmuck’. According to some words I read by (Google) George Clooney:

“Before they could kill me on Batman & Robin, I said, ‘It’s a bad film, and I’m the worst thing in it.’ You try to defend an indefensible position, you’ll look like a schmuck. The guys I dig don’t do that. Look at Winston Churchill. He said, ‘These are our shortcomings. Now let’s get past it ..”

The choices are ours. We can build or tear down. Thankfully, the body knows the difference and accommodates itself to experiments, and some actually work IF ONE CHOOSES to DO something to alter the most inner part of each cell. One can either slither around with a reptilian brain, or rise up and become a healthy powerful person by adapting to choices and stick by them – long enough to see if they work. D’Adamo’s work is monumental and anyone choosing to actually follow through to learn and comprehend and CHOOSE to act on the learning, is better of for it. Even those lacking fortitude to stick with it benefit. At least now they know why they may feel miserable. And that is almost more important! It saves money, time and lives.

But, if all people would follow that logic, then all mental health specialists might be out of work – not a good thing, because ‘mindless’ critics who spout out words for the sake of hearing themselves clack clack away, they may need such therapists for a time or for life! The choices we create are of our own choosing, like it was said above: The guys I dig don’t do that… … ‘These are our shortcomings. Now let’s get past it,’ ..

Hip, hip, hurrah for this so-called diet and lifestyle! It works for me and many others just fine.
Thanks Dr. D.

Posted by: Goldie, Friday, December 24, 2010, 3:33pm; Reply: 4
I responded, round and about..

To the point above.. Ruthiegirl.. you are so right...  ;D

(I am not grammar proficient enough to be sure, but I do think/hope/wish that the point I was making comes through.. loud and clear..) LOL
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, December 24, 2010, 3:56pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Goldie
I responded, round and about..



where is the link to this "round and about reponse"?

Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, December 24, 2010, 4:11pm; Reply: 6
This guy sounds like a loon.  Where on earth does he get the idea that “his suggestions are, indeed, partially founded on Eastern (more closely Japanese) superstition”?
Posted by: deblynn3, Friday, December 24, 2010, 4:11pm; Reply: 7
I didn't read his stuff, sounds like a "child" looking for attention. When all anyone can do is bash others ,they're self esteem is so low that's the only way they can pick themselves up. I don't have time to read his garbage.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Friday, December 24, 2010, 4:14pm; Reply: 8
Because I know the difference diet and being nourished has made for me, I often wonder when people are dwelling in the negative muck and mire what they are eating. Usually well nourished people that I have met have a healthier mindset as well. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? ;D

Thanks for sharing that response Andrea. Interesting message there if you care to look.  ;)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 24, 2010, 4:56pm; Reply: 9
a clown!!! :o
Posted by: san j, Friday, December 24, 2010, 6:44pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I have a hard time taking anybody seriously when there's a typo in the blog.

"a complete lack of scientific evidence to support the central idea, namely that our body's immune system reacts differently to different foods, and tht those reactions are determined by the various antigens specific to the blood types."

It's one thing to mistype something in a chatty message board post, but when you call yourself a professional, shouldn't the things you publish (even online) look professional?


Wow. You're a tough customer. There are many bloggers here, and we all, including Peter D'Adamo, have made typos. :-/ ;) When I take up arms against someone for his ideas, I'll make sure there's enough in the ideas themselves that merits my rebuttal. I won't resort to ad hominem attacks or proofreading criticisms, because if I did -- I'd have to reject the work of someone like Dr. D'Adamo, whose books themselves aren't as perfect as you'd like them. ;)
Posted by: yaman, Friday, December 24, 2010, 7:02pm; Reply: 11
Dogs bark but caravans walk ;)
(local proverb)
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 3:50am; Reply: 12
The link that man provided to another website had a bunch of lies or half lies in it.

People that make the claims Dr. D'Adamo bases all of this out of his opinion of the first blood type and early human diets are, well, stupid. He states that "perhaps this is why it works" essentially. It has nothing to do with the facts like blood type O and B have much more IAP. Even if there were no records of the past beyond a hundred years but we had our information since, today... the same conclusions on diet would of been formulated.

No where does Dr. D'adamo recommend Type A consume zero meat. He only recommends specific meat as well as non-red in general. There is not one instance of entire food group cutting unless you count red meat as its own group like that other criticism article awhile back haha. Yet the link used says what could be construed that way, "type o should eliminate grains". Yes they should eliminate wheat and rye, etc, but not grains entirely. That is why in english you specify "eliminate all grains". However guising that he means all grains you could claim danger to the diet. Totally a means to an ends that is inappropriate, yes I know, but people practice it.

You know what else is funny, One legit criticism is maybe that when people switch to eating higher quality home cooked meals they are seeing remission of problems and it has nothing to do with the BTD/GTD. However I would like to point out most people willing to try naturalpathic approaches already eat vegetables and cook their own food! They are the type of people that like having gardens, eating fresh, etc!

Anyways at least we got to read one of the silliest criticisms of Dr. D'Adamo that made wild claims about Japanese stuff. I mean it is so bad that I even wonder if it is a joke to raise moral on the board here. The Japanese should be offended that some dude thinks they are a target-able audience based on the color scheme, marketing, and wording of D'Adamo's website. They are so susceptible to the layout and content of this website that Japanese text is unnecessary.
Posted by: Goldie, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 9:40am; Reply: 13
I have a question.. why do I feel so intimidated to write on the blog??   I feel as if I had to match the level/standard of professor DrD.  why is that so intimidating?  ;D  
Posted by: Dr. D, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 11:53am; Reply: 14
DOS,I'd welcome that comment on the blog.

Goldie, if people just write from the heart they have nothing to worry about.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 1:26pm; Reply: 15
Dr. D Your blog or the loons?
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 1:38pm; Reply: 16
I was going to ask the same thing, Andrea.  Dr. D, are you okay with us going and defending you when you're attacked?  Or does it annoy you?
Posted by: Dr. D, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 3:39pm; Reply: 17
I think we should comment on my blog. Commenting on their blog only strengthens their presence vis a vis the search engines. Better it should display zero comments.

Leanne, if your husband has a response, I'd be happy to quote him in my blog.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 3:45pm; Reply: 18
got it. ;)
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 3:59pm; Reply: 19
From one loon to another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw1It3AlXmQ
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 4:00pm; Reply: 20
I'll point him to your blog.  When I told him you'd named it n=1 he cracked up.  He chuckled about it for a long time (and had to explain to me why it was funny).
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 4:07pm; Reply: 21
What a wonderful bird... I think if I had to be a bird I wouldn't mind being a loon. :)
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 6:24pm; Reply: 22
I will put my post on there as well; and I will update it for being on the blog instead of forum as well, when the website works.
Posted by: Goldie, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 6:43pm; Reply: 23
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When I told him you'd named it n=1 he cracked up.  He chuckled about it for a long time (and had to explain to me why it was funny).


so what was funny??
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, December 25, 2010, 7:07pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from Goldie


so what was funny??


N is the initial component.

1 is a mechanism to prevent failure to component.

The expression is usually N+1. However the problem is that it is often redundant. Like an example on Wikipedia states that a device sends information on one given path at a time. However the +1 used in order to increase the resiliency of component working is to provide an extra path if the active path is unavailable for use. It makes no sense because the component would never be looking for another path since it only sends on one at a time, but the extra one is available.

N=1 would be a comment in such that the component is the solution to the problem of resiliency.

Sooo....

If component is human the point is that the human is the answer to improving resiliency (BT and genetics). That is opposed to +1 which could be considered pharmaceuticals that often cause as many problems as they fix (redundancy).
Posted by: AKArtlover, Monday, December 27, 2010, 1:28pm; Reply: 25
:)
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, December 27, 2010, 1:41pm; Reply: 26
;D
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, December 27, 2010, 4:28pm; Reply: 27
we call *those * shmocks..... ;) ;D :D and Peter don't worry you are going to win in futur....amazingly... (smarty)(ok)(clap)(wiseman)
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, December 27, 2010, 4:52pm; Reply: 28
NO way Isa.. no shmockes.. not possible, its sch.. and in actuality SCHMUCK.. as in decor of the body.. the perls or whatever.. or just a jerky person, a good for nothing..  

make me laugh today.. NO-- instead: make you laugh today and always..
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, December 27, 2010, 7:33pm; Reply: 29
;D ::) not@all my dear Goldie, not in Poland nor in Switzerland nor in south of France...we always call em *shmocks* ;)  ;D ;D no pearls but ::)-peeps who try to dishonour P.D's work....very bäää  :o :-/ :P
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Monday, December 27, 2010, 8:04pm; Reply: 30
When you are on the right side , smart as Dr D, supported by a lot of scientific research and a lot of people feeling better or cured by his work, you cannot avoid to win, as to attract envy !
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, December 27, 2010, 10:39pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from AKArtlover
Because I know the difference diet and being nourished has made for me, I often wonder when people are dwelling in the negative muck and mire what they are eating. Usually well nourished people that I have met have a healthier mindset as well. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? ;D

Thanks for sharing that response Andrea. Interesting message there if you care to look.  ;)


Yes it is a great response that gets to the heart of the matter.. the brain.

Posted by: paul clucas, Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 8:59pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from Me on Facebook talking with a Sceptic
Scepticism and wonder are antithetical.  Wonder requires an open-minded admission that you do not completely understand what you see, while scepticism assumes to itself sufficient knowledge of the subject.  Some of those who call themselves Sceptics, rigidly maintain the boundaries of their knowledge and defend their right to do so by spurious dismissal of what is outside.  This is contrary to wonder, as wonder does not observe such boundaries and embraces all.
Such people slow down the inventive powers that our culture depends upon.
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 2:33am; Reply: 33
I would like to press "like" on the above post.  Can we get a "like" button, Dr. D?
Posted by: AKArtlover, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 4:48pm; Reply: 34
Paul,
I consider myself skeptical because 1) so many outright lies are so widespread it is sometimes difficult to discern between truth and truthiness and 2) no one of us has all the answers or perhaps the capacity to put it all together

That being said, I think Dr. D's work is phenominal and immensely helpful.

After being here, I add to the layer of skepticism of information that comes to me-- INDIVIDUALITY.

I believe you are differentiating between those skeptics who choose not to be open to possibility and those who have a healthy skepticism.

I also have a profound sense of wonder and am open to all possibility. :)

A blade of grass, contemplated, a world unto itself. A tiny miracle.

My convincer level is very high. How certain am I that the sun will rise tomorrow? It is in my rhelm of possibility that it will not. But I choose to behave as if it will.

The answer to a question often is more questions and perhaps a direction. It is the little child repeatedly asking her parent, "but why?" answering each response with a further question of "but why?". Depending on the line of answers, the parent ends up in a different place-- never to the child's satisfaction, but often to the parent's frustration -- ending with the ultimate answer-- "because that is the way it is"-- a shortcut to peace and perhaps a valuable one for stepping out of a loop. ;D

Then again, reality is more of a series of complex interdependent relationships. Not cause/effect; but waves of adjustments based on the actions or inactions of the players. Then again, maybe not.  ;D 8)

My POV at this point in time.
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 5:02pm; Reply: 35
I would like to "like" the above post too.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 9:54pm; Reply: 36
she definetely didn t need scientific proof!!! :)

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I am so grateful someone like you has put in the time and effort to really research what I consider to be the best "diet" in the world only its not a diet in which you need to starve to lose weight but just eat "correctly" its truly amazing. I have made this a complete lifestyle change and I dont feel like Im on a diet. I have been doing this diet for nearly 4 months and havent looked back. I have lost 12 kilos and can provide photos of this.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you so much for the books and guidance you have put onto the market I have never been happier. The money spent on your books is the best money Ive ever spent.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 11:37pm; Reply: 37
yeah, communication is a skill no doubt!! ;)

listen to this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccUxaxPD0yc
Posted by: Cristina, Thursday, December 30, 2010, 2:50am; Reply: 38
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: paul clucas, Thursday, December 30, 2010, 8:10pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from Ribbit
I would like to press "like" on the above post.  Can we get a "like" button, Dr. D?
You can "like" the whole thread - somewhere at the end of the page.

Quoted from AKArtlover
Paul,
I consider myself skeptical because 1) so many outright lies are so widespread it is sometimes difficult to discern between truth and truthiness and 2) no one of us has all the answers or perhaps the capacity to put it all together

That being said, I think Dr. D's work is phenominal and immensely helpful.

After being here, I add to the layer of skepticism of information that comes to me-- INDIVIDUALITY.

I believe you are differentiating between those skeptics who choose not to be open to possibility and those who have a healthy skepticism.

I also have a profound sense of wonder and am open to all possibility.

A blade of grass, contemplated, a world unto itself. A tiny miracle.

My convincer level is very high. How certain am I that the sun will rise tomorrow? It is in my rhelm of possibility that it will not. But I choose to behave as if it will.

The answer to a question often is more questions a ...
Quite right, scepticism and acceptance need to be held in tension.  The fact that you post here indicates that you already understand this - a very healthy balance, imo.

Logic tells us that truth can proceed from a lie - so even people who have a broken understanding of what I hold dear and who would hold me in contempt are worth listening to.  Genius is sometimes found amid the ramblings of insanity - a diamond among graphite.

Dr. D A'damo has mined miles below the deepest ponderings of the allopaths - it is too bad that an "outsider" has to overcome the common culture in order to see the wonder of his science!
Posted by: AKArtlover, Thursday, December 30, 2010, 10:02pm; Reply: 40
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Genius is sometimes found amid the ramblings of insanity - a diamond among graphite.

Quoteworthy, Paul.  :)
Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, December 31, 2010, 4:12pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from Ribbit
I would like to press "like" on the above post.  Can we get a "like" button, Dr. D?

I second the request
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