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RhodaMaria
Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 9:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Chanur!!

That sounds great! Never tried brussels sprouts this way..

I am now since a few days on my teacher's diet (have to finish some rye crackers.. ) but I must say it tastes good, but I am very hungry at night... Well, consider it a transition problem..
And yes Gumby, I will buy Teff tomorrow (HFS store sells it per kilo for 6,75 euros!!  Must contact my miller for teff at a cheaper price..
Will let you know about my teff breadadventure!!
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from my comments yesterday:

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... The food changes have me a little spooked. The A nonnie diet has really helped me with cronic sinusitis. Love cheese but I'm a bit afraid of dairy.
Dr D is so good about explaining the Why of things - so I trust we will learn why the selected food work for Teachers.
...  


quote from Dr. D's Blog for today:

"... as I posted on the BTD forums the other day, if you are a type A with sinusitis, you’re a type a with sinusitis pretty much whether you are an Explorer, Warrior or Teacher. Collinsonia will still work pretty well on you. But if you’ve read in my earlier books that type A is more prone to cancer and heart disease, your might be interested to learn that these risks split up along GenoTypes, and so the preventive measures that you can take will be more effective."

This is helpful to me. Lots of cancer in my immediate family.
I need to focus on the big issues.

Thanks  

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I have never noticed brussle sprouts to be bitter, but then in a wine class we had to taste various levels of bitter solution to see at what strength we could taste it at. I could taste nothing on even the strongest solution while my boyfriend was totally yucked out. I was the only one who couldnt taste the bitter in the class. I think I am a non taster but will have to test that theory some time.
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I'm happy about the brussel sprouts also!! So happy they are a superfood. I have always liked them...
Avocados!! I have missed them, but cheated with them with no ill effects. Now I know why.....
Asparagus......I am not happy about that....I eat it so much I will miss it( I can see cheating in my future...)
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I'm happy about the brussel sprouts also!! So happy they are a superfood. I have always liked them...
Avocados!! I have missed them, but cheated with them with no ill effects. Now I know why.....
Asparagus......I am not happy about that....I eat it so much I will miss it( I can see cheating in my future...)


GG- I am totally with you on the asparagus cheat.  It's probably my fave veg and I'll eat a pound of it as dinner.  I never noticed any bad effects so I will also keep that love affair going.  



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Chanur,

That brussel sprouts recipe sounds delicious.  I started eating the sprouts after seeing a recipe on the internet for it.  Cutting them up to cook really does make a difference.

As teachers, we can use plenty of ghee.  Hooray!


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I hear you guys on the asparagus!  I love them too.  But they have that delightful little black dot so yippee!  Asparagus season is in May here, might just use up my black dots for the year in May and June !  

Ghee...I have a lb of organic butter and am going to make some for the first time ever...maybe today!  Can't wait, I have not had butter for years.


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Finally had some peace and quiet to take measurements and confirm my tpe.: Teacher...although my strength testing is pretty weak.

I like the food list of Warrior better...I can;t believe as a teacher no more spinach, goat milk, soy or rice milk, tahini or sunflower butter, collards, jicama, chocolate, barley.  But I can have cabbage, sauerekraut, cheese and coconut oil....things that help my respiratory function by avoiding as a A+ secretor. Seems counter-intuitive.

But perhaps this explains my weight gain over the holidays...all that chocoate! I should have been eating cheese instead!  
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But perhaps this explains my weight gain over the holidays...all that chocoate! I should have been eating cheese instead!  


lol, that made me laugh, mimulus!

My strength testing is pretty weak too, but my measurements are very clear.  (I should know, I have taken them a gajillion times. )  But the more I read, the more I fit.  

I'm kind of excited about losing some of my staple foods.  I know, sounds weird, but if I had no real changes to make then it would not be new and exciting and fun!  And, it means there is a good chance I will notice beneficial changes.  If I had already been doing everything right, there would not be room for improvement.  The BTD has been so great, but the idea of cleaning up some remaining issues and feeling even GREATER is most appealing!


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I made ghee!!!!  Wow, it was so easy.  I've never done it before, because it was only neutral for Asecs.  Now that it is a superfood, I figured I had better get on it  .  I followed the instructions from here, did it on the stovetop.  As per the instructions, the SECOND it stopped sputtering (and all the water was gone) it was perfectly done.  

And OMG...it tastes like shortbread lol!  Really so good.  Very rich though, so I can see I won't be tempted to eat too much.  So nice to have a buttery taste now and again though.   

Have some bread in the new machine now, very teacher superfoody.  If it works well, I will let you know lol!  It is a mod from one in the recipe base, "spelt bread [breadmaker]" with a bunch of subs.  almond milk for soy, honey for molasses, OO for butter (could have used ghee but too impatient for it to get to room temp, as I keep it in the fridge).  Fingers crossed!


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seems like a lot of A nons are Teachers. I seem to be. Diet changes are a bit to get used to--always loved part skim moz cheese,
There is no way for goat for me--doesnt agree with me, nor does lamb. But turkey for sure. And I can have eggs fairly frequently. But what about chicken?
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chicken is a black dot avoid...so can have it occasionally after 3-6 mos when your system is in ship shape.


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You guys are just going to laugh at me.  Hearning that cheese was super-beneficial for Teachers had me SO freaked out that I thought that I would just stick it out with the A Secretor diet.

I'm so sad to leave behind spinach, wheat and asparagus(for a few months anyway)...and mozzarella... and SUGAR and CHOCOLATE!  Though I will admit that I'd really cut both of those things down in my diet.

And TURKEY IS A SUPER-BENE!  I LOVE turkey!  I'd noticed that chicken hasn't made me feel good the last few times I'd eaten it, so that's been eliminated from my diet too (it helps that DH is a B so chicken was out for him...and it still is as he's a Nomad)

There are some good trade offs.  And I'm still reeling from the changes (no more molasses?)  But I'm sure that it will make sence after a while.  I remember reeling after finding about the old A diet... so it's not too surprising.

Anyway, glad to join the group.


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Yeah, what Lloyd said.

I'll miss spinach too, Olerica, but if I am totally honest...I was kind of suspecting it was causing me some digestive problems, but loving it as I do I put my head in the sand about it.  So it makes sense to see it as a toxin.  And chicken has always made me a bit dopey, among other things, so I don't eat it much either.  So that makes sense too.  

I am steering clear of the cow dairy for now, because of a sensitivity, but I just found Manchego at my HFS...and it is sheep!  Woot!    Can't wait to try it!  Love sheep romano too.  I'll start there, plus continue with some of my neutral goat.  

(about the manchego...saw it there, had to come home and google it to see what it was , and then sent my hubby back for it lol!)(all the Spanish members will be shaking their heads at that one )

I was sure I'd be able to find teff today, but didn't.  Anxious to try that, will have to ask next time.  It was a bit busy for asking questions in there today.


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Chocolate is going to be my biggest challenge for sure. But like someone else mentioned, it is inspiring to think this may get us the rest of the way with health and/or weight issues. Sweet potatoes are a bit of a bummer too. I have been inhaling spinach, but I really have no problem letting it go. Why is it easier for me to give up my veggies?!

I tried almond milk for the first time ever and it is absolutely delicious! Waaayyy better than soy. Yum! I was so excited about eating brie again, my heart was pounding in anticipation when I went to go buy some. Unfortunately, I kind of overate it when I got home! Must cut off only small pieces in the future.

I was also shocked by all the cheese choices at first, but when I really looked at what's been causing me problems - it could probably all be traced to mozarella.

I also had cut back on the chicken. A lot of things seem to really match up here. Feels more right. So I hope it is!
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Hi all,
I'll miss my chocolate but I would really like to know the reason as for beet greens, spinach and chichory greens (oxalic acid ?). It is a nice diet, but I was used to a more Warrior like A sec diet.

The wonderful cheeses will mess my lipidic asset, if I did not eat them since 4 years and with butter and polenta I loved them, but had to forget about them for my lipidic asset sake with success.
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I feel like I have raw veggie deprivation!  THere aren't a lot of superfoods that do well as raw veggies! How many alfalfa sprouts and carrots can I eat???



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how about zucchini and avocados, Devora?  Escarole?  And brocolli...it is a nice neutral.  The only one that I ever ate raw that we can't have now was celery, which I do miss.  

Maria, you could maybe keep away from the dairy for a bit, then try a wee bit at a time and see how it affects your lipid counts?  You know, just as a treat.  


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Hi all,
I'll miss my chocolate but I would really like to know the reason as for beet greens, spinach and chichory greens (oxalic acid ?). It is a nice diet, but I was used to a more Warrior like A sec diet.

The wonderful cheeses will mess my lipidic asset, if I did not eat them since 4 years and with butter and polenta I loved them, but had to forget about them for my lipidic asset sake with success.
Any thought ?
Maria Giovanna


Maria - I sure know how you feel... so many of these things were SUCH a part of my diet that I really considered just doing the whole Warrior thing too... but then I really thought about what has been making me feel GOOD and I've had staples of turkey and brown rice (making stir-fry/steam fry) or other items (sort of a greek style mix-up that was rice, turkey, feta, onion and spinach.)

Anyway I decided to do what I did when we found the BTD... test it out.  If I didn't feel BETTER, then I'd go back to the old A way.

Re: cheese.  You know, here in the US they really make a huge stink about red meat being BAD for your blood lipid levels.  But we know that O's get so much benefit from it and their blood lipid levels go DOWN despite this 'high fat' food.  I wonder, then, if our cheeses don't affect us in that same way... that we are so benefitted from them that they help our bodies function (and keep our blood lipid levels down).  

Just a thought.



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... and have you seen all the new cheese choices????  Unfortunately I am allergic to cow dairy ....

Me too.  But I've been noticing a lot of goat-milk cheeses that I thought I wasn't supposed to eat, so now I'm trying to recall where I saw all of them!  I've already gotten a wedge of "Dutch Goat Cheese" alias Goat Gouda, and it's really nice.  (Too bad about goat mozzarella -- though I suppose I may make occasional exceptions on pizza days.)

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I am going to miss my scrambled eggs with spinach. I will have to try substituting swiss chard I guess.

You mean I'm not the only weird one who likes spinach in scrambled eggs?  But as you say, now there's chard.  Come to think of it, I invented scrambled spinach when I was adapting to the BTD, so what's one more adaptation?  (I've never seen frozen organic chard, which would sure be handy -- but at least the fresh stuff seems to be readily available -- and way easy to grow!)

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I feel like I have raw veggie deprivation!  There aren't a lot of superfoods that do well as raw veggies!

I feel the same way about fruit!  My raw favorites have been apples (well, maybe not a favorite, but so readily available), bananas, peaches, pears, and grapes.  I used to eat a whole grapefruit just about every day in the winter, but have cut back to once a week since hearing that it raises estrogen levels and correlates to a higher incidence of breast cancer.

I have always had the feeling, though, that mulberries "ought" to be really good for me.  Now I am definitely going to plant a tree!  In fact, it looks like a lot of Teacher benny fruits are hard to find in the stores but easy to grow around here: blueberries, currants, pawpaws, persimmons, quince.

By the way, please note that our beneficial "currants" (as listed in Typebase) are the hardy gooseberry relatives that grow on bushes, NOT the small dried raisins, which are made from a warm-climate grape.


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Me too.  But I've been noticing a lot of goat-milk cheeses that I thought I wasn't supposed to eat, so now I'm trying to recall where I saw all of them!  I've already gotten a wedge of "Dutch Goat Cheese" alias Goat Gouda, and it's really nice.  (Too bad about goat mozzarella -- though I suppose I may make occasional exceptions on pizza days.)


You mean I'm not the only weird one who likes spinach in scrambled eggs?  But as you say, now there's chard.  Come to think of it, I invented scrambled spinach when I was adapting to the BTD, so what's one more adaptation?  (I've never seen frozen organic chard, which would sure be handy -- but at least the fresh stuff seems to be readily available -- and way easy to grow!)


I wish there was a smile where I could grant you a "wish".  Oh well (as I mean this in fun) *ding* I give you permission to freeze your OWN chard for use in your eggs.  


Goat Milk Cheese is OK?  I thought goats milk was on the outs for us Teachers?!?!  If no, I'm in heaven.  Arina is the best Goat Gouda from the Netherlands.  When I was there I also got the goat gouda with caraway (OMG - SO GOOD).  There are a load of great goat cheeses out there.  Drunken Goat (a semi-soft cheese that is washed with red wine - spectacular).  Any Italian imported Peccorino (which is sheep's milk) which is a great substitute for parmessian.  Loads and loads more.  For instance, when I was at Dean & Deluca in Napa Valley they had a goat cheese that was rubbed with cocoa powder.  Ah... oh WAIT!  Perhaps it's best if I forget that one.  ~sigh~




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*ding* I give you permission to freeze your OWN chard for use in your eggs.

Goat Milk Cheese is OK?  I thought goats milk was on the outs for us Teachers?!?!  If no, I'm in heaven.



Thank you, Chard Fairy!!!

Yes, goat milk is a no-no for Teachers -- but so is cow milk!  Apparently something in the process of making certain types of cheese changes the effect on us.

I admit that I am making some assumptions.  But here are the facts I'm basing them on:

1.  Cow milk and goat milk are both "toxins" for us.  No black dots, even.

2.  Nevertheless, several types of cheese are "superfoods" for us.  Some of these cheeses are traditionally made from cow milk, and some from goat or sheep milk.

Based on the above (and since cow dairy is not an option for me), I am assuming (let me borrow your wand: *ding*) that any traditionally-cow-milk-based dairy product that's OK for Teachers is also OK for us if it's made from goat or sheep milk.  That includes yogurt, gouda, and whatever else I can find.



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I think the goat cheese is ok too, based on the fact that in the Typebase here it is listed seperately from goat milk with differences in the ratings for each type.  

I tried the manchego this week...it is a sheep cheese...and it is really good!  I am stoked about that.  I can also get sheep romano (pecorino).  It is so nice that these are DIAMOND superfoods!  I remain ever optimistic that my sensitivity to cow dairy will settle down over time and I can have some of the cow cheeses!!!

I am lucky, we can easily get frozen organic blueberries and raspberries here at the grocery store year round.  And organic kiwis are pretty easy to come by too.  I will miss apples...cuz they are good and so easy to cart around for a snack!  Now I will have to carry a container of something juicier.   

Can't wait til nectarine season...I love those!!!


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