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Nic4Health
Sunday, January 13, 2008, 5:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi all, I just got the GTD book from the library yesterday- and just about finished it. I have to do my meas and calculator today to see what GT i fall into. I am a type "O" so i think its already narrowed down to 3 for me.
I have to say, this is an amazing book! Very enlightening. I am thinking about starting a family in a year or so, and I really feel blessed to be reading about this now.

I was briefly looking at the beneficial foods and toxic foods. I notice for Hunter and i believe Gatherer, Almonds are Good, however, almond milk is bad. I have enjoyed almond milk since i buy the unsweetened kind, and put stevia in it. I really love the chocolate almond milk, it satisfies my sweet tooth w/ some stevia. So, my question is- why no almond milk, but almonds are ok? I see rice milk is OK, but the rice milk i have seen in my local Mrs. Greens has a lot more carbs/sugars. I would think the almond w/o any sweetner would be better, but maybe there is an added ingred. which makes it a no-no?

And i have lost a few lbs. w/o really trying on BTD in past week, and am now getting ready for GTD. I feel a lot better, and am making a slow transition.

Any help on this is appreciated!
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Carol the Dabbler
Sunday, January 13, 2008, 6:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I assume that the Almond Milk that was tested for the Blood Type and GenoType Diets was from the store, and that when it's worse for a given type than almonds are, it's because of other ingredients.  I wish I knew for sure (and which ingredients).

Almond milk is good for my GenoType (and Blood Type), but I have not been able to find any organic brands at the store yet, and I don't like some of their ingredients, so here's what I did this morning for making muffins:

I put some smooth almond butter into a measuring cup and mixed in water a dribble at a time until I had a runny paste, then stirred in enough water to fill the cup.  For an 8-ounce cup of milk, you can use anywhere from 1 to 2 Tablespoons of nut butter, depending on whether you want the same amount of fat as most other milks (use 1 Tbsp) or the same amount of protein (use 2 Tbsp).

The muffins turned out very nice, with a good flavor.  I think I liked them better than when I made them with soymilk.

I assume that this sort of homemade almond milk would be good for any type that can have almond butter.



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Quoted from Carol the Dabbler


I put some smooth almond butter into a measuring cup and mixed in water a dribble at a time until I had a runny paste, then stirred in enough water to fill the cup.  For an 8-ounce cup of milk, you can use anywhere from 1 to 2 Tablespoons of nut butter, depending on whether you want the same amount of fat as most other milks (use 1 Tbsp) or the same amount of protein (use 2 Tbsp).


Carol, that's a great tip I'm going to have to try.  Thanks for posting!

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You're welcome!  


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Almond milk is definitely an enigma for a lot of people. For Explorers, the milk is 'neutral' but the whole nut, the oil and the butter are 'dot avoids'. I assumed that the higher status of the milk was directly related to concentration levels but that logic doesn't seem to apply for other GT's.


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Carol the Dabbler
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If the GTD food lists are arrived at in the same way as the BTD food lists, it's not just a matter of logic.  There are some actual laboratory tests involved, at least in determining the Avoids.  So in some cases it may be, as you conjectured, a matter of lower concentrations.  And in some cases it may be a matter of the toxin being associated with one part of the food more than with another (curds & whey, for example).

But I don't think it's a matter of somebody sitting and thinking this through -- as we've seen, you can easily come up with two opposite conclusions, depending on what assumptions you start out with.  It's just however the tests turned out.


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Nic4Health
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Thanks for your advice. I deducted today that I am most likely a Hunter, after doing my measurements, and other calculators, which i actually predicted initially for some reason. So, almond, and rice milk are a black dot, toxin, to limit, and add back later. I will probably keep using it (sparingly) for now, and see how i feel. Especially since I just stocked up on a whole bunch that was on sale at the local health food store, lol. This is all super fascinating to me! I am really enjoying this, since, as a low carber, Im probably one of the few who can eat more rather then less. I am psyched about bringing back rice, and some other grains I have not tried like Quinoa. Tonight were going to find out what the hubbie is.... cant wait to find out! thanks again
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Quinoa with sea salt & butter or ghee, yum-O!


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Quoted from Carol the Dabbler
I assume that the Almond Milk that was tested for the Blood Type and GenoType Diets was from the store, and that when it's worse for a given type than almonds are, it's because of other ingredients.  I wish I knew for sure (and which ingredients).

I assume that this sort of homemade almond milk would be good for any type that can have almond butter.


I think it was more than a year ago, I couldn't find with a search but doesn't mean it is not there.  I was asking about why homemade almond milk was an avoid for O nonnies and continues to be on TypeBase 4.  There were lots of conjectures about possible mold content or ingredients such as fillers, oil, gums, sweetenters that were the culprit.  As many of you have discovered, the almond milks on the market contain ingredients that are avoids for most non-secretors of any kind.  Dr. D popped in and said if made with almonds and water then it was "compliant" for O nonnies as well.  
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Almond {Prunus amygdalus or Amygdalus dulcis - Rosaceae, Subfamily: Prunoideae, Subgenus: Amygdalus}
One rationale for this could be that in processing the nuts to make milk, you are concentrating the {poly-?}Saccharides. In this case the Cyanogenic glycosides, & Benzaldehyde, found in the fruits/leaves/nuts/seeds of members of the Rosaceae Family.


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Almond Milk

Pulverize 1/2 C almonds in blender

Add 2 C water & blend thoroughly

Strain

Add compliant sweetener to taste

I enjoyed mine over spelt flakes with raspberries. YUM!

P.S. I used a Vitamix blender and had very little to strain out. Highly recommend them!


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