In 2004, I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes overactivity of the thyroid gland. Doctors recommended that I commence a lifelong pharmaceutical regime for treatment including steroids to combat the disease. After researching these types of drugs and feeling very disheartened to think I'd have to take them for the rest of my life, I started to research alternatives. This is when I came across the Blood Type Diet.
At the time, I had lost 20% of my body weight from my overactive thyroid and was feeling consistently awful. I kept thinking that my body could fight the negative effects of the disease and they would eventually go away but after several weeks I finally went to see my therapist who, after assessing me, scolded me for taking so long to see her and immediately rang admissions at the local hospital and had me admitted as an emergency patient.
I was immediately put on an IV drip and my body started to level out between this direct feed of nutrients and the drugs that they administered throughout my stay.
Upon getting released, I gathered as much information as I could about the Blood Type Diet, knowing at the very least it couldn’t do any more harm to me than the Graves' Disease already was. So I gave it a month and made sure to stick to the diet faithfully. In that time I began to put back on the weight that the disease was melting off me. After 6 weeks I had regained my lost 20% and I was feeling myself again with better energy levels and a balanced body. I realized that I had indeed been poisoning myself with all the wrong foods, especially potatoes. Once I cut all the “avoid” foods from my diet, the positive results really shone through.
For the past 12 years, I have been a strong advocate for the Blood Type Diet as I have a very real, personal experience with it. Throughout my time with the diet I have started to understand so much more about how people work; how they all need personalized diets and how these changes affect not just the body, but the mind as well. I’ve literally learned so much that I can usually tell someone’s blood type after just a few brief interactions! All I want to do is tell them all the advice that could help them live healthier lives. But as my husband keeps reminding me, not everyone is as interested as I am. Nevertheless I will never stop spreading the good word because I want everyone to feel as good as I do living my life with the Blood Type Diet.