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HI, This is what I found out about my body's response to wrong food. I noticed a bump behind my upper front teeth and I had happened to eat peanuts(I can't remember how long after the peanut eating). -snip-
I had a similar reaction to walnuts when used on top of salad. Walnuts were a benny for blood type O. But for Explorers, they're avoids.
My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant. Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index. DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
To Ron-O-Non: Bleeding nose? That's intense, maybe you should be really careful with this.
I have been doing the BTD since September and the ONLY cheat I have indulged in is chicken chorizos from the organic, gluten free butcher at my local farmer's market. They contain hot pepper, cinnamin as well as cloves, black pepper, and rock salt. Delicious and no reactions so maybe I am a hunter too.
I haven't even been adding black pepper to my food at all- although I just read yesterday that it's alright if you grind it fresh. Maybe my one little noncompliance was truly inspired, because I am so addicted to those chicken chorizos that when the farmer sees me coming he'll hand me all of his stock! I am too happy to be embarrassed about it.
I think I'll head down to the local bookstore this week and "hunt" down a copy of that Genotype diet book for myself. (My ring fingers look way way longer than the index on both hands.)
HI, This is what I found out about my body's response to wrong food. I noticed a bump behind my upper front teeth and I had happened to eat peanuts(I can't remember how long after the peanut eating). I wondered if it was associated with a response to them. So I watched what I eat the rest of the week and the bump went away within a day. Then I ate peanuts again and you can guess it, there was a bump but not as big. So no peanuts(and this was before finding BTD.) Now when I have wrong foods I notice the roof of my mouth is slightly "padded". Normally there is a ridge down the middle and some raised lines going from side to side behind the front teeth. Right now it's only the left side and its very minuminal but since I've become sensitive to this reaction I have found that padding comes forward to behind my front teeth when I eat pizza - a no no for O non and also for Gatherer. I've never heard anyone say anything about the roof of their mouth maybe everyone is laughing. I thought this was a good place to share.
No laughing here, Molly. I have had various problems with the roof of my mouth from time to time. I haven't been as swift as you to explore these symptoms, but I will be more careful now about tracking the causes. It isn't often but sometimes mine feels swollen or "padded," as you said, and now and then it feels downright sore as in REALLY sore! Usually I'm not feeling my best when this happens, anyway, so I just blamed the mouth problem on the other feelings, and I was probably right too! Sometimes it is hard for me to figure out the difference between the way stress is affecting me and/or what I might be eating at the time.
This thread is about cinnamon, and I had been taking it for a while because there was some thought that it would lower cholesterol. I love it so it was no problem for me to add it to my diet but after a while it began to cause severe pain in my stomach. After learning more from the GTD about how a food might be irritating my stomach (but the irritation won't show up until later when I eat something else), makes me wonder now about what actually was causing the problem - it may not have been cinnamon at all. The connection between dairy products and wheat is fascinating to me too. What an interesting world this GTD has brought us into!!