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Novelia
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I wish to know what kinds of problems an A+ non-secretor faces compared to a secretor in this revised system.  I seem to be a Warrior, but my chronic bacterial/fungal problems, allergies and chemical sensitivities match the Teacher and Explorer descriptions far better. I had food sensitivities when very small, too.

I did very poorly on the semi-vegetarian low-fat diet that I was on several years ago and felt so much better when I added lamb and turkey to my diet and slowly cut out ALL grains and grain-like things, including rice. I'm strongly gluten and casein intolerant (tested by EnteroLab). I'm sensitive to eggs as well. I've never been able to properly digest beans, not even when properly soaked. Tempeh (yes, I ate organic with no additives) and other traditional soy foods seems to mess with my thyroid.  I also dislike most fish. The Warrior diet is thus really hard for me to accept. I feel a lot better when I eat ample meat (lamb, mostly. No beef or pork), poultry and non-starchy vegetables. Carbs, even low glycemic options like berries, are not my friends overall.

Before doing the calculations, I strongly felt I'd be a Teacher. If one of my index fingers was just 2 mm shorter, I would be. I have more strength tests to do but I have all of the info for the Advanced calculator in the book so with that I'm a Warrior.  I would have been happier in the past to be a Warrior when I was a semi-vegetarian believing that way of eating was better for me.


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I am an A warrior as well, but a secretor which can make all the difference in the world.

I see you don't like fish. Maybe you have never had it cooked properly or tried some of the less " fishy types"
Cod is a DSB ( diamond super bene) for us and it is light and flaky, has barely any flavor.
Fish may make all the difference in the world to your body.


I fought with the measurements for a few days and mourned the loss of many foods I wanted to keep eating.
  


MIFHI

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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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I see you don't like fish. Maybe you have never had it cooked properly or tried some of the less " fishy types"
Cod is a DSB ( diamond super bene) for us and it is light and flaky, has barely any flavor.
Fish may make all the difference in the world to your body.

  


I've had well prepared fish many times. Fresh and very mild types like cod and red snapper. I've enjoyed it often, too. The problem is that I feel good on it if I eat it maybe 4 times a week. If I have it too often it's very unsatisfying for me. My body says it wants something more physically grounding like lamb. Salmon does not work with my body. I've had it prepared very well so it didn't taste fishy but I do not feel good after eating it. The fats in it don't agree with me at all. I've tried leaner varieties but that doesn't work either.

I do like some brands of canned water packed tuna and tend to feel quite good on it but with the mercury issues, I realise I'm supposed to limit it. A drag!

Also, an important thing I discovered after years of carb-y breakfasts like oat bran (I've always chosen healthy foods) is that I do best on a breakfast of meat and vegetables. So, for example, NZ spring lamb cooked with greens. When I've had eggs for breakfast I get sooooo hungry soon after (maybe the sign of the allergy) and carb-y breakfasts like fruit are just awful for me. I am ravenous shortly after. Being a person who used to count calories, I was getting enough food, but my body did not do well even when young on the more carby stuff.

Giving up grains and dairy is something I never thought I'd do/have to do. But then in my early 30s I realised that they were causing some of my health problems so I weaned myself off of them. It was hard and sad but I adapted. So I'm not resistance to change overall.

Had I come out a Teacher or Explorer, things would have made sense in terms of what I do well on. I actually break out with cystic acne if I eat certain nuts or nut oils! Lamb fat and olive oil don't do that to me. Organic walnuts, if soaked for about 8 hours to deactivate the protease inhibitors, are also okay.


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Are you doing well on the BTD?


MIFHI

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I react to some of the foods sadly (like almonds) and must avoid all grain but the beneficials for A nonnies are awesome for me usually.

Lamb kind of saved me, too. Beef doesn't digest well but the lamb I get really does.

I had a friend read the full description of the Warrior (personality, etc) and she said it didn't sound like me at all. She would have guessed I was a Teacher. Same as I guessed. Funny, Warriors are said to be so fertile. I had major hormone issues in my early 20s so I was definitely not fertile back then.

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If you have had success with the A-non diet and feel better with that, then that is your answer. You could also double check (again) the critical measurements. You say it is a 2mm difference, which could be caused by something as simple as the webbing between d3:d4 being tighter than between d2:d3. Try measuring from the 'crease' as a consistent point.

Finally if it's really that close and you strength test significantly better as a Teacher, then that would be a reaon to give that diet a try.
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I wish to know what kinds of problems an A+ non-secretor faces compared to a secretor in this revised system.  I seem to be a Warrior, but my chronic bacterial/fungal problems, allergies and chemical sensitivities match the Teacher and Explorer descriptions far better. I had food sensitivities when very small, too.


Novelia, please PM me your measurements, fingerprint patterns, and a very brief medical history of you and your immediate family.  Let's see if I can help you figure this out....
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Quoted from Novelia


I react to some of the foods sadly (like almonds) and must avoid all grain but the beneficials for A nonnies are awesome for me usually.

Lamb kind of saved me, too. Beef doesn't digest well but the lamb I get really does.

I had a friend read the full description of the Warrior (personality, etc) and she said it didn't sound like me at all. She would have guessed I was a Teacher. Same as I guessed. Funny, Warriors are said to be so fertile. I had major hormone issues in my early 20s so I was definitely not fertile back then.

I do sympathize with being unsure of your genotype, I had a day of indecision until it was clarified, and I felt really upset. Would it be possible to get a sympathetic friend to do all the measurements from scratch with you in order to double check the critical factors?
Best regards,
Jenny




Eating half and exercising double.
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Thank you for the replies everyone,

Dr. Natalie Colicci, I'll get that information to you very soon. Thank you!

I am measuring my fingers correctly as far as I can tell. I use a clear ruler and measure from the crease meticulously on all fingers. A friend of mine verified the numbers, too. Clear ruler are helpful that way.

I've been measured (my body) a few times but I suppose the lower and upper leg measurements could be off.
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Quoted from Novelia

I've been measured (my body) a few times but I suppose the lower and upper leg measurements could be off.



You may want to look at this thread on leg measurements:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1199468973/s-22/#num22

I had problems with my measurements was a Teacher, until I found at that fingers that were close went to the index. Then I got the genotype test kit and redid my leg measurements according to how I  read the instructions in the kit. This switched me to a warrior. Then Dr. Colicci posted some instructions on leg measurements and that switched me to explorer.

The A Nonsecretor diet had worked well for me. I was on the warrior diet for a week or a little more. Everyday just seemed to get worse. Before I went went off the warrior diet it became clear to me that I was only going to be able to do the warrior diet by using one set of food enzymes to allow me to digest nuts and another set of food enzymes to digest soy products and other beans. I had actually been eating tofu, tempeh, walnuts etc on the A nonsecretor diet, but I could nut handle the increased dose in the warrior diet.

I have only been on the explorer diet a few days. It is much better for me than the warrior diet although today there were a few problems, but I ate two explorer toxins because I was could not remember what was on the explorer list.

----Strength testing was mentioned above--My scores are Teacher 24, Warrior 14, Explorer 3. But assuming the measurements are correct now the advanced chart says Explorer----


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Thank you C Sharp! I'll have to really look at the leg measurements. I have read that thread and even saved it in a file yesterday .  I have been quietly following your posts, actually, because we seem very much alike!

So far with Dr. Colicci's help via PM I might be a Teacher but she has to verify. Based on other things I told her she felt I might be an Explorer. When I read about Explorers again I was shocked at how much that fits me! I have skin problems (acne and cystic acne) when I eat most nuts and seeds and grains and dairy, for example. I am horribly sensitive to caffeine and many medications and have left handed 'tendencies' odd as that may sound. I have no whorl fingerprints at all. Only loops. I have radial loops on my index fingers. I have always baffled doctors by my weird reactions to things. I have so many chemical sensitivities too. Even essential oils bother me, for example.

The only way I can digest nuts and seeds (and it's still challenging) is digestive enzymes galore. They will run right through me otherwise and it's very unpleasant. Cystic acne, too, which is hormonal. Finally, recently, I figured out that it's certain fats, not proteins, that cause me to break out.  Fatty acid supplements give me cystic acne, too. Fish oil is hellish for me for that reason. All of this fits Explorers, it seems.

If my leg measurements are wrong, well, that would be it I guess.

I credit some of the Explorer super foods to have saved me. Lamb in particular.

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I want to thank the amazing Dr. Colicci for her help.

I remeasured my legs and it seems I am an Explorer. Dr. Colicci felt I was based on what I PMd her.  There is only a half inch difference, but I guess that counts! I had to measure myself so hopefully I did it correctly. I did it several times and it's always the same.

I have other characteristics of Explorers. I'm somewhat ambidextrous and mix up left and right frequently . My fingerprints only have loops except for my index fingers which have the more rare radial loops.

I react strongly to drugs and medications and herbs, etc. I always have. Years ago I had clinical depression and my doctor knew I was sensitive they had me on 1/2 a children's dose of the drug at the time. Even so, my thoughts would repeat and I felt bizarre so I didn't continue with it. MDs overall find my problems baffling. Even some NDs do. My lab results (allopathic) will say I'm fine but I have so many allergies and reactions to things like dust (if dust touches me I can get hives on that spot).

I've had hormonal issues since my 20s despite eating more healthfully than most people. The vegetarian diet I was on years ago was the worst for me.

Skin outbreaks from grains, nuts and dairy and my horrible caffeine sensitivity all fit. Just say the word caffeine to me and I cringe. lol

I have odd reactions to things. For example, my skin will start to flake off if I eat organic extra virgin coconut oil. I break out from cod liver oil and many fatty acid supplements.

Lamb really helps me and it's been noted by an ND that I'm seeing that my problems are stemming from problems with detoxification - that my liver needs help. I tend toward excess cartotene deposits in my skin (making my palms yellow. Ugly). An enzyme in the liver is responsible for the conversion of cartotene to vitamin A so he feels if I improve my liver, that will improve too. My skin outbreaks (cystic acne ) are bad lately due to eating almonds sometimes and organic 70% dark chocolate.

My nose runs or is stuffed up all year long no matter what the season, environment, etc! So frustrating!

Despite this, I rarely get sick with things like colds and flus and when I do I recover *very* quickly. I was rarely sick when I was a kid. In fact, I haven't thrown up since I was 11. Only once did I have food poisoning to my knowledge, from pumpkin seeds! lol  But the allergies started to really plague me in my early 20s. I have fibromyalgia but it improved DRAMATICALLY when I stopped eating wheat a few years ago. Dropping all gluten grains and then all grains helped furthur.

I've always been a bit weird. In a good way, really, but most people don't know just how odd I am overall.

My father recently told me "You're too young to be this eccentric." lol.




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Thanks! I hope this will help. I wish I was close to the clinic so I could be measured properly for sure. I still could be a Teacher.

A baffling part of this is that I tend to feel really good when I eat canned tuna, an Explorer toxin. But w/o much fish in my diet maybe that's why it makes me feel good? It does tend to keep me up at night if I eat it, though. Not as bad as caffeine. Turkey can have the same effect.  I wonder if Explorers must avoid tuna because of the Mercury in it rather than other factors.

Also, apples don't digest well unless I cook them. I have problems with high-pectin and high fructose foods. IBS galore.

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Great that Dr. C was able to get you hooked up. Now you know where you are at and can attack your issues!  




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Explorers tend to have problems with enviornmental toxins.  
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Explorers tend to have problems with enviornmental toxins.  


Ah, yes. That makes sense. If only people would react violently against such things so they don't make the mistake of ingesting toxins!  

It's a shame I'm allergic to fresh pineapple. Bromelain, specifically, it seems. I get welts/rashes at the corners of my mouth and my throat gets sore. Bromelain digests *me*! lol. Canned pineapple doesn't do that to me because the bromelain is deactivated, I assume, but I tend to be so sensitive to sugars that only low glycemic fruits work well. So, there are some avoids for me at this time on the Explorer superfood lists sadly. Many of the things would cause my IBS to flare. The Teacher lists for fruits and vegetables make more sense for me.

I have learned the hard way that pesticide residues on apples and broccoli can give me hives. I peel all fruit organic or not because I don't do well on the peels anyway. I avoid non-organic apples because they are so high in residues. If I buy non-organic broccoli I have to wash it thoughoughly otherwise within 30 minutes I will get very very itchy. I buy organic whenever possible. People have questioned how important it is for me to be so careful but yes, I'm sensitive and now with the Explorer description I understand why this may be so! I thought it was just being a Nonnie but I guess not. I would be interested to know how say an A Nonnie Warrior experiences their Nonniedom by comparison.




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I am glad I could help.  What is most important to keep in mind is that no one will fit the description to every aspect in any particular GenoType, because in the end, we are all still individuals.....
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Well I am not a warrior A nonnie but a Teacher but I can let you know how I am adjusting to the new diet. I am sensitive too, and did not do so well on the A nonnie diet. I actually did worse on the A secretor diet so at least I have made an improvement. The main issues I seem to have with beneficials on the teacher diet is soy, it seems to give me irritated red patches of skin that eventually peel off like a sun burn underneath my eyes and on my eye lids. The amount of soy can be really small like a small piece of chocolate that has soy lecithin, or miso soup which I really like but is now an avoid. I have noticed a drop in my thyroid levels so that I have to go get a higher level of medication with brussel sprouts which are now bennies but I havent had them in some time and will give them a second try. I have hypothyroidism and have had success in reaching a normal level and keeping it there with supplementation (levoxyl) on the A nonnie diet but I would like to lower my dosage needed if possible on the Teacher diet. I also have a sensitivity to cold that had been associated with my hypothyroidism and my iron anemia. I hope to be able to correct my serrum ferritin levels from 26 to a more normal number so that when I get pregnant I can start out with a good amount of iron stored. I have heard that I need to get up to 50 but even with supplementation every day I only seem to get a 2 point rise per year and have been supplementing for about 3 years. Hopefully the teacher diet can remedy that situation. And my digestion is finally a bit better but even though some wheat is on my diet I wouldnt dare eat it, I believe I have a form of celiacs disease even if the blood test I took showed no signs. I have an Iron issue that just wont go away and each finger print on every finger is riddled with white lines so that its hard to read the prints when they are printed. Plus I get diarhia, nausia, and vomiting from eating wheat and amaranth. I am happy to gain back some favorite foods like cabbage and new foods too and hope to see improvements once I get over this hellish flu that takes 3-4 weeks to get over, and every one seems to be getting including me. Hopefully you too will find what you are looking for on your new diet.
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Hi JamieB,

Thanks! I, too, have gluten intolerance that probably wouldn't show up on blood tests. I will avoid wheat and gluten in all forms. I was tested by Enterolab and despite avoiding gluten my intestines were still reacting from previous consumption. EnteroLab tests via stool sample (you mail it in), catching gluten intolerance when it doesn't register on blood tests.

Are you 100% sure you're a Teacher and not an Explorer? Explorers are prone to anemia. They are also supposed to avoid cabbage and a few of the other cruciferous vegetables. I tend to have problems with my hormones if I eat too many crucifers - they really mess with my thyroid. I suggest that people cook their cruciferous vegetables well to make sure that the thyroid inhibitors are deactivated as much as possible.

I thought I was a Teacher too until Dr. Colicci helped me understand how to measure my legs properly. Only 1/2" difference bumped me to Explorer!

I hope you recover from the flu soon!

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