One lesson I've personally learned from my own cultural exploration was that many non-Western cultures seem to feel that food is more important than medicine; it is a social event and the way to show hospitality. And when food and hospitality is rejected in some way, it can be easy to feel personally offended.
So I am wondering if any of you have had incidents like this while on the blood type diet. How do you handle it when traveling? Has it posed a problem when attending a friend's dinner party? In those situations do you hold to your diet or do you compromise and and figure you'll deal with the health consequences tomorrow?
A few of you have mentioned that when you do injest certain Avoid foods, you pay for it for a long time after the fact. Or at the very least have noticed the effect of traces of foods that were removed from a meal before serving.
Does this happen with all of the foods on your Avoid lists? Are you able to splurge now and then on something found on your Avoid list without feeling terrible?
I've read a lot of ciriticism about BDT. One explanation for why it works, they say, is because it ban wheat across the board for all blood types, and these critics already agree that wheat is harmful for many.
But what do you think? Obviously what you experience is more than simply Celiac's disease because you've taken out more from your diet than just gluten... Do you find that there have been added benefits from taking things like cabbage and garbanzo beans out of your diet that go beyond simply alleviating gluten intolerance?
And the nightshade connection to joint pain, I forgot to mention that. It's the cucumber that you mentioned that is making me wonder.
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
A's get wheat-- my SWAMI has it as a beneficial. So the critics often have not read the books, but somehow they are experts. ;)
Wow, I didn't know that. I was just going by what it says on this page:
It says wheat is neutral at best for some types. Is SWAMI that much different from the blood type diet? I'm thinking maybe the critics are going only by BTD, and that's the only information I have too.
Quoted TextI've read a lot of ciriticism about BDT. One explanation for why it works, they say, is because it ban wheat across the board for all blood types, and these critics already agree that wheat is harmful for many.
Quoted TextIn those situations do you hold to your diet or do you compromise and and figure you'll deal with the health consequences tomorrow?
. . I could see that my hosts may have taken it personally when I rejected the food they prepared.
So I compromised something that was a priority in my younger life for a new priority.
I found that vegetarianism was hard enough to explain to someone (when you barely speak the language), so when I heard about BDT, I couldn't help but wonder if you all have experienced something similar to what I did and how that affects your resolve for good health, and how that has affected other areas of your lives?
....perhaps I take food too seriously. :-/
Quoted from Chloe.I'd rather eat a compliant food bar or my own snacks (like nuts, seeds, dried fruit) than eat any meal to please someone other than myself.
Quoted from cajunSpring,
I hear you! People are always wanting to "add chicken" or make chicken the main meat for everyone...I an constantly saying..."Please, do not worry about what I am going to eat!" I prepare beforehand, bring my own snack, or just try to convince them that my body does not require daily meat! Besides, chicken is a neutral on my swami and makes me gain weight if I eat it too often. I love my fish and turkey! ;)