Archives for: April 2008, 30
I like reading the GenoType Daily e-mails. I read the latest three this morning. (I still have 10 or so that are unopened in my inbox. I’ll catch up on them, but it may be June when yearbook deadlines are behind me.) I may as well admit that I’m way behind on all my BTD mail. If you’ve sent a comment, I’ll answer eventually, but it may be June as well.
Sometimes the GT Daily contains a simple hint that’s easy to incorporate. Sometimes it highlights a food fact that I’ve missed – like reminding me that other oils are better for Hunters than olive and flax. But sometimes – like in the ones I read today – they remind me that I don’t completely fit as either a Hunter or a Gatherer.
Yesterday’s GT Daily was about body proportions. Hunters are symmetrical – yes that’s true of me. Hunters have longer legs than torsos. Nope that’s not me. A Gatherer’s lower leg is almost always shorter than the upper leg. Yes, that’s true of me. A Gatherer’s index finger is longer than their ring finger, their fingerprints are asymmetrical. Neither is true of me.
This is why I’m not totally following either diet. It’s why I’m comparing all the food lists and trying to find my own identity as a Type O who is a mixture of GenoType characteristics.
I really want apples to be beneficial. My personal experience with apples is beneficial. They are a wonderful source of fiber. There is nothing better to fend off the irregularity that often comes with travel. They are inexpensive and easy to take in the car or pack in my backpack.
But – don’t you hate that word “but” - it’s such a spoiler word. But, apples are rated exactly the same as apricots: limited toxin for Hunters and Gatherers; neutral for Os, but Infrequent Neutrals in all of the Health Library books that I own.
When I was first starting the BTD, I read a description in Heidi’s column of what oranges do to a Type O’s stomach. I’ve never been tempted with oranges or orange juice since. I wish I had a mental picture of what an apple might be doing inside of me. It would make it easier to accept them as Infrequent Neutrals.
The best thing for me will probably be to not eat apples on a daily basis at home. I’ll save them to enjoy on picnics and when I travel.