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Posted by: BTypeAUS, Friday, July 6, 2012, 8:18am
Hi all,
Well my aim is to get my son to stick to beneficials only to heal his esophagus and allergies ..meanwhile he takes Flovent puffer which he dry swallows instead of inhale...he is finding it irritating to his throat and lot of mucous build up ...I have stopped it for now and sticking with type O diet for him (lamb, rice, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions) and that's all really for now...I'm hoping this by itself will help him get better without the need for meds ....since eoe is blood related and an immune disease I think it will help a lot. Would like to know if any of you have found you don't need medication anymore since being on the BTD ? Also, if I order the secretor kit can more than one person use the test or is one per person ? The same with swami, of I buy it can the whole family use it or is it for one person only ? Thanks :)
Posted by: Goldie, Friday, July 6, 2012, 10:39am; Reply: 1
Yes!  I am one of those who 'qualified' for having taken more the 9000 Tylenol's.. to predictably get kidney problems.. Today I am hardly ever in need of a pain killer.  There was decades when I could not live and function without meds and without the endless tests, xrays and whatever else. None of those served any purpose other then to confirm that I did not have cancer.  a good thing.

Today I know I am OK.    

My 'heath' quest/journey started in the summer of 1963.  I am only well since a few years .. if it was not for the headaches, fewer every day now, I would be perfect.  

I am working toward being able to reduce and eliminate the diabetes meds I am still on.  There is hope and better understanding this issue every day!  that alone makes it possible to need fewer meds!  Yes indeed..... and my kidneys can recuperate!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, July 6, 2012, 10:52am; Reply: 2
Yep I used to have severe hand eczema = lots of creams with steroids for years.
I havenĀ“t used any the last 5 years.
I used to suffer from lots of allergies = 3 tablets of benadryl all summer and 1 all winter'
Last 12 years =just 1 a day from midsummer to late july - cant get my reaction to grass away but it is much less.

I used to have lots of problems with my stomach IBS like symptoms and acid reflux
No problems unless I step aside  my diet and dont keep my grains low.
However I have benefited a lot from taking probiotic when I flare up and to get pelnty of fermented airy and veggies.

And my cholesterol number has redused and balanced ( I used to be borderhigh) ;
compaired to when I was a lacto-ovo low fat vegetarian 15 years ago
;D
which is rather interesting cause I follow a high fat- lower grain version of my swami diet( nomad).

I never take any medications- maybe 4-6 tablets of paracetemol a year- that is it  ;D
Posted by: SandrAruba, Friday, July 6, 2012, 12:56pm; Reply: 3
Many stories in the testimonials on O's not needing inhalers anymore, getting rid of their allergies, ashtma etc.
Posted by: TJ, Friday, July 6, 2012, 1:04pm; Reply: 4
I quit all my meds before starting BTD, but it became necessary to get back on them again a few years later (for anxiety and depression). I found that they were much more effective then than they were before I started BTD. Hopefully one day I will not need them anymore.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, July 6, 2012, 1:08pm; Reply: 5
We don't use any medication at all, none, nada, generally we try and avoid tests normal doctors and hospitals now. getting healthier as a result :)

except duct tape ;)
Posted by: Easy E, Friday, July 6, 2012, 1:32pm; Reply: 6
I had taken meds for anxiety in high school and college.  I got off of them well before learning of this book, but had anxiety and anger problems still and just dealt with it.  

I have learned the anxiety and anger i felt was actually my body being filled with caffeine and improper foods and build up of chemicals.  
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Friday, July 6, 2012, 1:48pm; Reply: 7
Wow, great testimonials all, I'd really like to hear more just so I can keep going with this for my O kid.

Quoted from SandrAruba
Many stories in the testimonials on O's not needing inhalers anymore, getting rid of their allergies, ashtma etc.


Sandra, I loooove you.  :K) this is my goal with my 14 year old :)

Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Friday, July 6, 2012, 3:36pm; Reply: 8
Don't know if this counts and I've said this before on here but I don't need pain killer (advil etc.) when it's that time of the month any more.  Used to get horrible cramps the first day now they are very tolerable.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 6, 2012, 5:35pm; Reply: 9
I have forgotten all about meds for years now ;D

I might need to up the trehalose to help me remember when the last intake took place!!!! ;)
Posted by: Spring, Friday, July 6, 2012, 5:51pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from Lola
I have forgotten all about meds for years now ;D I might need to up the trehalose to help me remember when the last intake took place!!!! ;)


;D LOL Lola, somehow I get the feeling that you only divulge bits and pieces of your successes anymore! For my part, I think TC is making me have less and less patience with people who have been on the diet for years and still indulge in poisons that they KNOW will make them sick - for days!  

Reminds me of one of my grandmothers. She knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she could not eat a hot dog, but she dearly loved them for some reason. Anyway, every now and then she would eat one, and I can tell you it was like bedlam breaking loose. The pain she would suffer would scare us out of our wits - including my dad. The doctor would have to drive over seven miles to their house to knock her with a shot so the rest of us could survive her bouts with hot dogs! This was over fifty years ago, and, believe it or not, she lived to be ninety-five!!

I suppose my lack of patience with people eating things they shouldn't is rooted in those experiences, and TC is bringing those memories back very vividly!!
Posted by: amyflood, Friday, July 6, 2012, 7:01pm; Reply: 11
I have 3 blood type O children all with asthma/reactive airway and allergies. My oldest had the most severe asthma and was on flovent and a rescue inhaler. I also have asthma. as soon as we stopped the dairy, the sinus infections stopped and the resulting asthma from the sinus infections stopped. every time they go to a birthday party and have pizza and cake, the next day the green noses start and the asthma follows, but he is off the flowvent and his severe episodes are less frequent. again, if he eats a lot of cheese multiple days in a row he will have issues. I found with myself that corn is a trigger. i have stopped my own inhaled steroid and rarely need my rescue inhaler. i love tortilla chips/corn so occassionallly i break and have issues.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, July 6, 2012, 11:05pm; Reply: 12
I no longer need prescription pain meds to control fibromyalgia symptoms. I'm no longer on antidepressants.  I do still need allergy meds for seasonal allergies, and pain meds for 1-3 days with my period.

I almost had to start on meds for high blood pressure, but managed to avoid it. Ditto on maintaining my blood sugar without meds, but I was managing that with diet long before I found BTD (I had gestational diabetes when pregnant with my son and have been controlling blood sugar via diet ever since.)
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Saturday, July 7, 2012, 1:23am; Reply: 13
Thats great lola  ;D
Ruthiehat about your kids ? I think u mention a few times they follow the BTD, are they doing ok on it ? Do they cheat occasionally ?
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Saturday, July 7, 2012, 1:27am; Reply: 14
Quoted from amyflood
I have 3 blood type O children all with asthma/reactive airway and allergies. My oldest had the most severe asthma and was on flovent and a rescue inhaler. I also have asthma. as soon as we stopped the dairy, the sinus infections stopped and the resulting asthma from the sinus infections stopped. every time they go to a birthday party and have pizza and cake, the next day the green noses start and the asthma follows, but he is off the flowvent and his severe episodes are less frequent. again, if he eats a lot of cheese multiple days in a row he will have issues. I found with myself that corn is a trigger. i have stopped my own inhaled steroid and rarely need my rescue inhaler. i love tortilla chips/corn so occassionallly i break and have issues.


That's great.... I think allergies benefit a lot from the BTD ..I will certainly keep going with this diet for my son
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, July 7, 2012, 3:04am; Reply: 15
Quoted from BTypeAUS
Also, if I order the secretor kit can more than one person use the test or is one per person ? The same with swami, of I buy it can the whole family use it or is it for one person only ?


With a secretor kit you get one vial to send back for testing. It only works for one person.

Sometimes if you know secretor values of some family memebers you can figure out the rest without testing.

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SWAMI Xpress is a computer program that is licensed only to calculate the diet of one person. Some fields are time locked to prevent people from cheating on the license.
Posted by: Goldie, Saturday, July 7, 2012, 3:17pm; Reply: 16
One other medicine I have no need for (after many years) is caffeine.  I can make it through life without all that stress, and the stuff to reduce that stress.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:07pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from BTypeAUS
Thats great lola  ;D
Ruthiehat about your kids ? I think u mention a few times they follow the BTD, are they doing ok on it ? Do they cheat occasionally ?


Yup, they cheat occasionally. I let them have soda at shul (synagogue) on Saturdays all year long.

DD2 does her best to avoid wheat when away from home, but she freely eats corn, potatoes, and dairy in social settings. I sent them off to (Jewish sleepaway) camp with compliant snack foods (dried fruits and nuts for one, luna bars and clif bars for the other) but they're eating whatever's served in the cafeteria. I did send DD2 with a box of spelt matzah so she could avoid eating wheat challah on Shabbos, but didn't bother for DD1.

I've been somewhat lazy with DS this summer as well; buying him turkey hot dogs (the turkey's fine for him, but it has unhealthy additives) and letting him eat them with ketchup. He gets negative behavioral reactions to tomato, but he's not as likely to misbehave in the first place when his sisters aren't here to provoke him and he's not frustrated with school or homework. Except for the hot dogs and ketchup, the rest of his diet is compliant right now. He's not getting any sugar other than soda at shul, and I'm giving him cod liver oil each night.

I'm much stricter with their diets during the school year, when they're under more stress and the effects of a poor diet are more obvious. I pack them healthy, compliant school lunches, but I don't police their diets in social settings away from home.
Posted by: SandrAruba, Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:32pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from 19000
Don't know if this counts and I've said this before on here but I don't need pain killer (advil etc.) when it's that time of the month any more.  Used to get horrible cramps the first day now they are very tolerable.


Same here!

Posted by: BTypeAUS, Thursday, July 12, 2012, 2:48pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from ruthiegirl


Yup, they cheat occasionally. I let them have soda at shul (synagogue) on Saturdays all year long.

DD2 does her best to avoid wheat when away from home, but she freely eats corn, potatoes, and dairy in social settings. I sent them off to (Jewish sleepaway) camp with compliant snack foods (dried fruits and nuts for one, luna bars and clif bars for the other) but they're eating whatever's served in the cafeteria. I did send DD2 with a box of spelt matzah so she could avoid eating wheat challah on Shabbos, but didn't bother for DD1.

I've been somewhat lazy with DS this summer as well; buying him turkey hot dogs (the turkey's fine for him, but it has unhealthy additives) and letting him eat them with ketchup. He gets negative behavioral reactions to tomato, but he's not as likely to misbehave in the first place when his sisters aren't here to provoke him and he's not frustrated with school or homework. Except for the hot dogs and ketchup, the rest of his diet is compliant right now. He's not getting any sugar other than soda at shul, and I'm giving him cod liver oil each night.

I'm much stricter with their diets during the school year, when they're under more stress and the effects of a poor diet are more obvious. I pack them healthy, compliant school lunches, but I don't police their diets in social settings away from home.


Thats great they are sticking to the diet most of the time and can have the occasional treat with no reactions, this is my goal with my son ..and hopefully his allergies will heal an he won't need medication anymore. He is sticking to beneficials for the O only ... It was only a matter of time before I gave up on the useless doctors advice here and turned to the BTD for answers , which I did for myself ten years ago :)
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