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Posted by: 47165 (Guest), Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:32pm
Food for thought:  Just a few days ago, I was on my treadmill at the gym when the Dr. Oz Show was coming on with Joel Fuhrman, MD., as the Guest on the show to discuss his book, titled: "The Eat To Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes".  Here is the link to a video clip from the show:

I, actually was reading his book, when my ND recommended that I should read Dr. D'Adamo's  book, titled, "Diabetes Fight it with Blood Type Diet".    

An example from Dr. Fuhrman's book and also from the show is that he is highly recommending cashews, squash, eggplants, vinegar & oranges  in abundance to EVERYONE!  In fact, he shared a recipe to make our own salad dressing using cashews & orange, sesame seeds, & vinegar.  Well, according to Dr. D'Adamo's book, ALL of THESE SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF YOU ARE A BLOOD TYPE "A" person, and I am type "A".  

I wish that Dr. D'Adamo would be on the Dr. Oz Show to discuss why all these food choices that Dr. Fuhrman is highly recommending to consume freely by everyone; would NOT BE RECOMMENDED by Dr. D'Adamo FOR EVERYONE at all.  

Fighting diabetes is too important a subject not only on the national scale, but also worldwide.  However, people are bombarded with so many conflicting and confusing information out there on a daily basis.

I believe that it would be highly valued to have Dr. D'Adamo on the show to discuss the theory behind his book, " Diabetes, Fight it with the Blood Type Diet".
Thank you,
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:04pm; Reply: 1
Dr. D'Adamo speaking with Dr. Oz about the GenoType diet:
Posted by: DoS, Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:17pm; Reply: 2
What does Dr. Fuhrman support his assertions with?

His ideas about nuts don't seem overly valid. But I'm sure people that stop eating c**p do feel better.
Posted by: Goldie, Friday, June 7, 2013, 11:24pm; Reply: 3
I personally have no issues with what works for YOU..

I am less concerned about labels or doctrines, because even DR D has changed along the way on many ingredients.  YET not disconnect totally from his originl diet of twenty years ago.

I have journeyed from his 1. book to the last and have followed religiously as much as I could and tried hard to do it right.. and I benefited from it BIG time!

I was prone and by destiny prone to get diabetes.. and eventually I got it.  My younger brother got it 20 years earlier than I got it. I was on BTD he was not.  

I am not so rabbit as to make my food a cult following, I discuss it in my own way as IT relates to: me.  I am O..  

TRY to do your own research!... You see I can take the vinegar and maybe reduce diabetes, but then the arthritis kicks up..  I can eat lets say the almonds but then my heartburn might get worse.  I might be able to have some almonds in icecream, but I can not eat any in the shell.  

So you in turn ought to think of your age, your other health conditions and decide what is more important.. Others opinions or your own research on YOU?

Never mind the ones who are adhering to doctrine..for doctrine sake.. follow your own mind and let your body be your guide...

BTD as written/explained in several books and the GENO book by Dr D, is much more then just a diet for this or that.  Adherence will make you feel better and prevent illness, or at least push out the onset of illness.  

If I was still worried about my Maternal side cancer, I would follow the cancer book, but diabetes and heart issues is on my paternal side, and in the end, that is what will 'get' me to do what is right.  Not a book title, not a discussion with salesmen on TV. Not even Dr D .. unless he is proven right as he is allllll to often - as seen in my blood test.. and I do have diabetes...

I can go off and go slumming, and I will live another day, but my joints will hurt, Heberdine nodes on my fingers will become painful, I will gain weight, and sleep poorly..  With BTD I can choose what I wish to battle with.  

I am not a doctrine follower, I have no beef with whatever you chose to follow. I have no issues with believe systems.. to each his own.

I do mind when there is adherence to anything without 'consideration'.  Consideration goes a long way! Bananas became a food I eat much more seldom after I read in Dr James' (Senior Dr D) book that not all should have it as often as I might have liked it.  So, now I only eat it only when I go to see my sister, she seems to bother me less with her 'ideas' of food issues, when I eat a banana rather than a cookie.  

Consideration of viewpoints leaves your mind free not to badger it with noise, or the need to be 110% right.  You see in being more then 80 - 100% right you become ill even with good intentions.  The stress will do you in.

So here is my advise.. Consider that Dr D is followed by many millions, see how many books he sells year after year, with full of new ideas and thoughts he is putting in cheap and easy to read material.. Start with free books at the library, read learn and return .. then  test each food.  ---I am waiting for yet another book some day and will be 1. to buy it.. Dr D is generally eons ahead of others.

Test by adhering to his diet for lets say a week with just BENEFICIALS or SUPER Beneficials.. then see how you feel.  Then as time goes on maybe add one or two neutral foods (you can not do without) and see how you FEEL. Add one at a time-- Remember always: we are allowed to cheat-- just not supposed to complain after we cheat. hahaha) ---

By doing that, you will see your body respond, within minutes.  You will get a rash, here or there - on your chin.. (take it on the chin so to say?)  or you feel less depressed in a few weeks, feel better in untold ways...  

...The ideas could go on and on, but I think you get what I suggest.  It is all in the consideration for you, your likes dislikes and the responses of you,your likes, your brain, stress level, and sleep patterns, and preexisting health issues.

There are some foods that are addictions, giving them up might be hard to do, but IF you trade them with other equally good for you foods, then the trades make it easier.

....and look for fermented veggies stuff.. Lola is big on them.. read her stuff she is considerate of many factors and on target.  Actually: Thanks Lola...  

Welcome and good luck on the BTD diet..

Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, June 8, 2013, 4:20pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from DoS
What does Dr. Fuhrman support his assertions with?

His ideas about nuts don't seem overly valid. But I'm sure people that stop eating c**p do feel better.

Fuhrman's food pyramid is 90% plant food.  I've quoted below from his website.  I can
see blood type A individuals benefitting from a great focus on plants, fruits, grains, nuts/seeds
with less focus on animal foods/fats.  The blood type A diet is based on this concept.  Although
for an O, this would not be the ideal diet.

"Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian food pyramid is based on the principles of high nutrient eating as illustrated by his Health Equation: Health = Nutrients / Calories (H = N / C). Low-calorie, nutrient dense foods are at the base of the pyramid, and high-calorie, nutrient poor foods are at the top. As nutrient density decreases, the quantity of room in the diet decreases.

Nutritional science in the last twenty years has demonstrated that colorful plant foods contain a huge assortment of protective compounds, mostly of which still remain unnamed. Only by eating an assortment of nutrient-rich natural foods can we access these protective compounds and prevent the common diseases that afflict Americans. Our modern, low-nutrient eating style has led to an overweight population, the majority of whom develop diseases of nutritional ignorance, causing our medical costs to spiral out of control.

The base of the pyramid – the foundation of the diet, foods consumed in the highest quantity – should be the foods with the highest ratios of nutrients to calories – these are vegetables. Ninety percent of the daily diet should be made up of nutrient rich plant foods, whose calories are accompanied by health-promoting phytochemicals: green and other non-starchy vegetables; fresh fruits; beans and legumes; raw nuts, seeds, and avocados; starchy vegetables; and whole grains.

If desired, the remaining 10% of the diet can contain small amounts of foods with lower nutrient to calorie ratios, such as animal products, sweets, and processed foods, as shown toward the top of the pyramid. By keeping these low nutrient foods to a minimum and striving to eat at least 90% of calories from the unrefined plant foods that comprise the base of the pyramid each day, you construct a health-promoting, disease-preventing diet. This high nutrient eating style is considered a Nutritarian™ diet."

Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Pyramid is based on the foods that are the richest in micronutrients and have shown consistent benefits to health and longevity in scientific studies. The USDA pyramid treats these protective foods as “side dishes,” and allows the vast majority of calories to be obtained from nutrient poor foods.

Have no clue how he supports his assertions.  Does anyone who writes a diet book do this?

Edited to add.....wasn't meaning to focus on this diet by Furhman....just saying that conceptually, using
BTD type A foods and focusing on plant foods as Furhman uses in his eating pyramid would certainly be a very healing diet.
Posted by: Goldie, Sunday, June 9, 2013, 12:56pm; Reply: 5
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Edited to add.....wasn't meaning to focus on this diet by Furhman....just saying that conceptually, using
BTD type A foods and focusing on plant foods as Furhman uses in his eating pyramid would certainly be a very healing diet.

Like a deer searching for one leaf at a time, eating it and leaving all the others alone.  mmmh.

For meat eaters, well it might be; eating one 'kill' once a week?  and leaving the rest to time for hunting. hahaha
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, June 9, 2013, 1:39pm; Reply: 6
I read Dr. Furhman's Eat to Live book and it's mostly a raw vegetable diet! :o I was disappointed because I don't care for my vegetables raw. I prefer them cooked. Macrobiotics says vegetables should be cooked. I barely can eat a salad in the summer so I didn't care for his diet. I noticed that since then, he's changed it to include a lot of cooked vegetables and soups..etc. due to probably not much interest in his totally raw diet.  He also looks a little undernourished to me... Did anyone else notice that? I hope he's an A.
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