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Rob M

Posted by Tony on January 23, 1999 at 23:37:51:


Just wrote a long post and then got shut down, so maybe that should teach me something. I'll try to be briefer now.

My main question was going to be about acne. Since I've upped my protein, and especially with red meat, my facial acne has gotten much worse. I have had it all my life, and it had been much better since going on the Type A diet. Any ideas?

As for the other things you mentioned. First of all, don't worry, I don't find your critiques of the ER4YT diet disconcerting at all. I just love to hear what you have to say. I'm not a die hard advocate of it at all. It just made sense to me at the time, and I had a lot of personal exposure to it, so that kind of reinforced the idea. I'm just interested in what's best for me. I'll try anything - I just want to understand why I'm doing it.

I have tried discussing this with Peter. He only anwered 1 out of about 10 posts, and that was a long time ago. He said that metabolic diets had no scientific basis because they have no known location on the human chromosome, they have no reproducible method of testing, and they don't export into the conventional sciences. Then he gave his analogy to the story of Antioch, and said that metabolic typing just doesn't fit the bill.

It's also interesting that you mentioned Dr. Stoll's diet, because I was going to ask about that today. So he's a diabetic type o who eats steaks? (Type O diet?)

And yes, I have eliminated all dairy, wheat, and corn from my diet. Have I cheated at all? Yes, but only very rarely, and when I did sometimes I felt better, and sometimes I felt worse, even when I cheated with the same foods.

I'll talk to you tomorrow.


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Re: Rob M

Posted by Robert McFerran on January 26, 1999 at 12:43:20:

In Reply to: Rob M posted by Tony on January 23, 1999 at 23:37:51:


I would think that acne might be more driven by hormonal imbalance than anything else. Having said that I KNOW that eating in a manner mismatched to inherited metabolism will over time (4-6 months) re-balance hormonal levels. I also know that chronic bracing and hypothallamic overload will result in imbalanced hormonal levels.

The answer is that diet is part of the equation but skilled relaxation might be even more critical for your ultimate success.

As far as the arguement about metabolic typing versus blood typing to determine BEST diet -- I would argue that eliminating food allergens (via the elimination diet) and then moving into the appropriate metabolic diet will get you better results than ER4YT. Of course ER4YT is easier, and it's predictive (my method demands that you will be determining your BEST foods by the way you feel). Unfortunatley ER4YT doesn't ALWAYS predict correctly. Your mind/body will always know what is best.

As far as dairy and grains go -- eliminate MEANS ELIMINATE! That means no cheating. See the devastation that occurs when someone with Celiac disease 'cheats' and you'll understand how important it is to be perfect. That is if you want to get results.


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