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As I've been tinkering with this new blog software, I've become acutely aware of the importance of skins and themes. For the uninitiated, a theme (the more 'proper' wording) or skin (what everyone calls them) are a set of variables that a programmer often adds into a program that allows people to change the appearance of the program in ways that make it more personalized. For example this blog uses a variation of a skin called 'Nautica', which give it a rather pleasing blue palette. To get a better idea, you can browse the various skins for the blogging program Wordpress.
As I went along I began to see the GenoType characterizations as skins of a sort. If blood groups, secretor status an whatnot are the body, then the GenoTypes would be the choice of wardrobe.
For example, look at this graphic:
If we compare the basic type A characterizations and diet, we would see that type A has problems from a mostly tolerant immune system, a greater risk of heart and artery problems, and a greater risk of cancer. Reasonable enough, since that is what the research literature suggests. Type A's have less p53 tumor suppressor activity and their arteries are more prone to inflammation.
However, under simple blood type association, there is really no prioritization of this information.
If we look at the GT3 Teacher program we would see that the diet is skewed more towards cancer protection. It is in the GT3 Teacher that the p53 tumor suppression susceptibility winds up. GT5 Warrior on the other hand, seems to carry the arterial risk; probably because of the two, they are the more thrifty type. Thus if you GenoType as a blood group A Teacher, you will be wearing the 'cancer prevention skin.'
Technically if you are type A you could wear several skins, however if you GenoType as a Teacher, the Teacher skin will be the most therapeutic for you. Same with type O: You might need the 'metabolic syndrome' skin (GT2 Gatherer) more than the 'catabolic inflammatory' skin (GT1 Hunter).
Ditto for the B's and AB's.
Hopefully this will help folks see how values can change when one migrates from the BTD values to the GTD system. Somewhere in the allowable GenoTypes for people with type A blood, there will be that old BTD avoid, however, if it is not in your new GenoType values (or if it flipped to being actually beneficial!) it is because its BTD avoid status was less relevant than the benefits it provides under your new GTD skin.
Talk about a great "skin," this new Yerba Mate' Tea is providing just what I needed today! Had a very blue AM because of circumstances that have come up, and this stuff (I got my first this morning) is providing just the amount of relief I so desperately needed. I like this "skin" very much, thank you. I think its color might be more in the pink palette! (smile)
It's still difficult to get myself to eat avocado after 10 yrs of running away from it.
Maybe I will try it tomorrow.:)
I am going to 'twitter' this post. Not sure how many will understand what you're talking about. This is getting to be a very unique and select group(BTDers and GTDers)
It's not like people can't catch up if their interst is awakened.
What about B types ??? :-D
what is the different focus for ( Gatherer)Explorer and Nomad?
While I find the B diet so easy and homely I have had a terribly time to adjust to explorer diet
I've been trying to find where I can ask you some questions. I don't know if I'm allowed to do so here.
Anyway, I'm confused about your very specific instruction on the book that one should avoid coconut oil at all costs. But in the past year or so, I've been hearing of so many people getting better if not healed by taking the virgin coconut oil. How can that be? Could there be new findings in the last few years that was not there in the writing of your book? I would greatly appreciate if you can clarify this.
This is not really a place for questions; but the BTD FORUMS has had lots of discussion about coconut oil over the years. Suffice it to say that it is good in some folks, not in others. ---Dr. D
left handed people to see it like that! Very interesting!
Doesn't hurt to dream - does it? :-)
I have A RH Negative blood (red headed)and I am looking for any information on what I should be concentrating on in my diet, my weight is ok but could use some thinning out...My son has muscular dystrophy duchenes and we are wondering what types of foods or proteins that we should ensure that he gets. Im sorry I cannot remember if my son has RH Negative or RH positive.
Any help is greatly appreciated.....Rhonda
I think I like this gatherer skin. It is somewhat different than the O nonnie one that I was wearing.
In 10/07 I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma of the cervix. This lead to a cone biopsy, then total hysterectomy (12/07). That said, I decided once I had recovered to find ways to ensure my health or do what I thought would be best. Since most doctors/internists promote drugs versus herbs or alternative measures, I thought to do this on my own.
The whole concept made sense to me and ironically the food items that I am to avoid, I was diagnosed years ago as being allergic to those very same foods. Makes you think, there IS something to this concept.
I am an A+. I have no clue of my Genotype, I just found about this info today! That should be my next step probably.
In addition to the Adenocarinoma, I have HBP (mainly heredity, since I was 29) Now 41, I am on an herb mix to control it along with dropping more weight. My BMI and scale weight is not where I'd like and I know reducing this would only make my health that much better.
Since this latest news in regards to my health, what other measures do you feel I should take, if any?
I do not smoke or drink. Allergies in the alcohol area, and really, truth be told, I want to keep all my brain cells and the taste is not one I fancy.
Any guidance would be appreciated.
Have to admit, it's odd and enlightening to read about the A's and think, crap, I have these very things he wrote about that A's typically deal with. It's almost like someone got in your head and took a peak.
Regardless, the lesson has been good and one that I am continuing practicing. I have lost about 8pds, a record for this girl compared to any other "diets" I tried.
I just really don't want this Adenocarcinoma to spread, since it is a tricky, stealth like monster.
Having this all puts you in an odd spot and makes me swing from being fine, to not so fine.
Hard to explain.
Anyhow. Just wondering if anyone else has seen the benefit to adjusting to the Genotype plan as well, and is a type A. Just curious the differences or even benefits to doing both or not.
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