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Old 09-20-2015, 12:22 AM   #21
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Acu-stuff doesn't really work. The placebo effect does, though.
Works exceptionally well. What is the placebo effect?
Did you have it done by a naturopathic doctor? My primary doctor even endorses it as a helpful way to treat many disorders.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:47 AM   #22
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Your blood type has a lot to do with what foods are and are not 'good' for you.
Read the book: 'Eat Right For Your Blood Type'.
Some people don't believe the theory. It's your call.
Different races evolved eating foods available.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:54 AM   #23
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Your blood type has a lot to do with what foods are and are not 'good' for you.
Read the book: 'Eat Right For Your Blood Type'.
Some people don't believe the theory. It's your call.
Different races evolved eating foods available.
Maybe in the stone age, but ever since invading military have brought their "availables" with them and returned with new "availables" from the invaded countries.
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:05 AM   #24
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The blood type diet was proven not to work: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0115172246.htm

And the book was written by a naturopath - that should tell you all you need to know: http://skepdic.com/natpathy.html
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:27 PM   #25
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Ancestry has some effect on what foods are good or bad for you. E.g., most Northern Europeans can tolerate dairy; most Latin Americans can't. OTH, most of us have enough mix in our ancestry that it isn't straightforward.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:42 PM   #26
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The blood type diet was proven not to work: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0115172246.htm

And the book was written by a naturopath - that should tell you all you need to know: naturopathy - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com
So true! My sister went on it for a long time and now has all kinds of problems, same with another relative who got REALLY ill and lost so much weight they didn't know what was wrong. It wasn't until they started eating a balanced diet that their weight returned.

I have the same blood type as she does and NONE of the stuff she said I shouldn't eat, bothers me at all! I never went for it, thank goodness.

Another hyped up fad that needs to go away. IMO
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:36 PM   #27
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Hi. I can't drink milk except in very small quantities.
I wish it just gave me a runny nose. It gives me digestive problems.
If it was me, I would keep a diary of what you are eating when you get a runny nose. That way you can find the common ingredient.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:21 AM   #28
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I follow the BTD fairly closely but I'm not fanatical about it.
I generally avoid eating dairy/oats/corn products and potatoes.
This seems to be a reasonable diet.
Our whole family and extended family keep pretty close to the BTD. We are all very healthy.
The essence of the theory can be seen under a microscope.
Blood cells are on a slide. Certain food types are positioned beside the blood cells. The blood cells either sort of absorb or they do not react at all or they sort of repel the food.
The foods the blood cells absorb are 'beneficial' the ones that have no reaction are 'neutral' and the ones that are sort of repelled are 'avoids.
This is a gross simplification but you get the idea.
As for some 'naturopath' claiming the BTD is BS there are many thousands of Doctors,naturopaths,homeopaths who agree the BTD is beneficial.
My wife's GP claims adamantly that taking vitamins is useless and all a big hoax perpetrated by "Big Pharma". But my wife still takes her daily vitamins.
I don't know if 'Bigfoot' exists but I'm not going to claim it doesn't.
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Blood absorbs and releases oxygen. It isn't there to absorb food.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:38 AM   #30
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Blood absorbs and releases oxygen. It isn't there to absorb food.
I know that.
I did say my explanation was very simplistic.
I'm not trying to convert anyone to the BTD. I said IMO it makes sense.
There is lots of information available on Google for anyone who's curious.
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