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 Warriors, are you happy with your diet change?
Yes, I love it! It feels right~ (7 votes)
22.58%
I will try this for 3-6 months (5 votes)
16.13%
I wonder if I could be half Teacher (4 votes)
12.90%
I am positive I'm typed correctly. (3 votes)
9.68%
I have great energy (3 votes)
9.68%
I see no change (3 votes)
9.68%
I feel like there's some other group I belong to, but it doesn't exist (2 votes)
6.45%
I'm losing weight (2 votes)
6.45%
It feels wrong. (1 votes)
3.23%
I wonder if I could be half Explorer (1 votes)
3.23%
31 Votes Total Last vote Sunday, March 9, 2008, 9:38pm by 156
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Spring
Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:42am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from northstar
Hi All,

Still here and kicking.
Have been away for a few days as I caught the nastiest
cold--twice!! Perhaps I am detoxing. Anyway, no problem
giving up meat. My downfall is the wheat. When I stay
away from it, I feel fine. I got sick so indulged in some
of the foods I love best, the ones I should stay away from.
But I don't feel guilty. I needed comfort foods when I had
a fever and stuffy nose.

Not so easy to prepare homecooked meals, especially
with the kind of schedule I keep. That is the problem
with living in a city like Tokyo.

But I have lost weight and have kept it off.


Northstar, I've been wondering where you were! Sorry to hear that you have been sick. But that is great news about the weight lose!!!
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Spring, have you tried using seaweed in your beans?


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Back to the Warrior diet.  I can't say I'm impressed so far.  I feel a little different, but I can't say better.  I'm getting up many, many times a night to go to the bathroom.  I might have a tiny, tiny bit more energy (calm energy, not nervous energy), but I think it's from Yerba Mate.  I'd hoped for some really nice improvements.  Seems like maybe the chronic boils under the skin in my neck are slightly less swollen.  The knots are still there under the skin, but the surface part is going down some.  So that's good, but it always goes in cycles anyway, so it's hard to tell.  Is this one of those things that I just need to stick with and see if things improve?  I'm going to go the whole 6 months before adding in the black dot avoids (but oops, I had some squash last night).


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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I'm sorry to hear that the Warrior diet isn't doing great things for you. Rather than reading through the four pages of this thread, I'll just ask you again...did you try following the Teacher diet, too? Was the BTD not working for you?


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Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 8:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Ribbit
Back to the Warrior diet.  I can't say I'm impressed so far.  I feel a little different, but I can't say better.  I'm getting up many, many times a night to go to the bathroom.  I might have a tiny, tiny bit more energy (calm energy, not nervous energy), but I think it's from Yerba Mate.  I'd hoped for some really nice improvements.  Seems like maybe the chronic boils under the skin in my neck are slightly less swollen.  The knots are still there under the skin, but the surface part is going down some.  So that's good, but it always goes in cycles anyway, so it's hard to tell.  Is this one of those things that I just need to stick with and see if things improve?  I'm going to go the whole 6 months before adding in the black dot avoids (but oops, I had some squash last night).


Ribbit are you getting enough vitamin A? In my opinion, boils are caused by a vitamin A deficiency...palimate and beta caroteen together...5-10,000
units per day. That's what I take.
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Spring
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Quoted from Ribbit
Spring, have you tried using seaweed in your beans?



Ribbit, I haven't because of the high content of iodine. I have had multiple reactions and am scared to death of it.
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[quote=973]Back to the Warrior diet.  I can't say I'm impressed so far.  I feel a little different, but I can't say better.  I'm getting up many, many times a night to go to the bathroom.  I might have a tiny, tiny bit more energy (calm energy, not nervous energy), but I think it's from Yerba Mate.  I'd hoped for some really nice improvements.  Seems like maybe the chronic boils under the skin in my neck are slightly less swollen.  The knots are still there under the skin, but the surface part is going down some.  So that's good, but it always goes in cycles anyway, so it's hard to tell.  quote]

Ribbit, you scare me writing about these "boils." Have they been diagnosed? I do hope it isn't hidradenitis suppurativa. I know someone who has a rather mild case of this, and it is worrisome indeed. I am hoping the GTD will help her, but we will see. Stress is one of the top aggravations to it. Seems as if you have enough of that right now... Take care.

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Ribbit,

Please consider getting gluten tested.  A skin condition called Dermatitis Herpetiformis is
very much like what you're describing.  I am gluten intolerant and have this condition.  I
thought for years and years I had acne.  You would need to have a biopsy of your skin
but in addition, there are blood tests.  What happens from ingesting gluten is that the
villi in your gut get flattened.  You eventually become unable to properly digest your
food or get proper nutrients from food.  And some gluten intolerant people have this
additional skin disorder.

Try to find a dermatologist who will test you.

http://www.dermatitisherpetiformis.org.uk/library/photos1.html


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Is there something I missed? The Book says that chicken is an avoid.  The quote below is from the email advertising that I get every day from the Website.  


Warrior: A Mediterranean cuisine like Italian or Greek is a no-brainer for you, Warrior. How does roasted chicken with garlic and artichokes sound for tonight's meal?
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Quoted from 815
Is there something I missed? The Book says that chicken is an avoid.  The quote below is from the email advertising that I get every day from the Website.  


Warrior: A Mediterranean cuisine like Italian or Greek is a no-brainer for you, Warrior. How does roasted chicken with garlic and artichokes sound for tonight's meal?


I guess this is one of those times when we have to read once again what it actually says, "Toxins to Limit or Avoid." There is no doubt in my mind now that some of the foods on these limit\avoid\black dot lists are a whole lot worse for some people than others. Even some of the black dot foods may forevermore be an avoid for some people.  Others could probably eat a good number of the avoids with no problems whatsoever.

Having said that, I do wonder if this dinner couldn't have waited a few more weeks?!

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Quoted from 2330


I guess this is one of those times when we have to read once again what it actually says, "Toxins to Limit or Avoid." There is no doubt in my mind now that some of the foods on these limit\avoid\black dot lists are a whole lot worse for some people than others. Even some of the black dot foods may forevermore be an avoid for some people.  Others could probably eat a good number of the avoids with no problems whatsoever.

Having said that, I do wonder if this dinner couldn't have waited a few more weeks?!


Sigh! I suppose it is keeping us on our toes, and encouraging us to be tolerant and understanding, both character building features. But I hope the proof readers employed by the site get out of bed soon.!




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They're apparently the same people who suggested "a handful of dried currants" as the perfect snack for Teachers.  Red or black currants are superfoods for Teachers, but dried currants are a whole 'nother fruit -- merely itty-bitty raisins, a Teacher Toxin!

And for a Gatherer snack, they recommended Hershey's Kisses.  Even though chocolate is a Gatherer Diamond food, milk and sugar are both Gatherer Toxins.

They seem to be at the same place all of us were back when we first started the Blood Type Diet.  (Oh, goody, chocolate is a Neutral!  Oops!  I'm not supposed to eat sugar?)  We got things straightened out eventually, and so will they.  I just wish they weren't confusing so many newbies in the meanwhile.


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Quoted from Carol the Dabbler
I just wish they weren't confusing so many newbies in the meanwhile.


We are all newbies on the GTD.  


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Quoted from Drea
We are all newbies on the GTD.


True.

But I was thinking particularly of people who don't have any experience with the Blood Type Diet.  They might be more likely to take the GTD site's recommendations at face value.



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True.

But I was thinking particularly of people who don't have any experience with the Blood Type Diet.  They'd be more likely to take the GTD site's recommendations at face value.



I realized that  . And I appreciate that you see it, too.



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http://www.dermatitisherpetiformis.org.uk/library/photos3.html

This one looks the most like what's going on.  I don't understand the other pictures.  Some of them look totally unrelated.

My skin started being a problem when I was about 10 (I had mono when I was 9, BTW).  My mother figured it was acne, and it did indeed look like acne until I was about 12, at which point it started turning into boils and would literally ooze for months.  We slathered them with vitamin E, tea tree oil, zinc oxide, everything Mama knew what to try.  Finally we gave up and let them do what they wanted to do.  When I look back at middleschool and highschool pictures, from one year to the next there will be the same sore on the side of my neck.  It'll eventually heal up, but the cyst under the skin (about the size of the head of a straight pin) stays for years.  Every so often they'll all come back to the surface (at the same time) and drain.  

I do know that nightshades set them off.

I had the Vega-test done about 10 years ago and was diagnosed with allergies to wheat, potatoes, dairy, corn and, strangely, peaches.  The test said I had massive Candida overgrowth, underactive thyroid and hypothalmus, and liver issues.  Spelt and all other gluten-containing grains tested fine.  When I first stopped eating these foods and was taking all my supplements and homeopathic remedies, my skin cleared up.  I started eating potatoes again and it all came back, but I didn't pick up on  it then because I didn't know about nightshade allergies--indeed, I didn't even know what a nightshade was, so I didn't make the connection.

When I got married my husband was on a gluten-free diet, so I joined him.  My skin didn't clear up.  When I got pregnant with my first baby, my skin cleared up and was the most beautiful it had ever been.  Even the cysts under the skin went away.  I also experienced a liver dump when I was pregnant.  I believe my body used the baby's liver to clean my own.  By the end of the pregnancy, though, everything was back.  The only other time it's cleared up was when I first went on the BTD.  For a few months it was all clear and I was so excited!  The reason I went on the BTD in the first place is that my B cousin told me she'd discovered the diet and found that tomatoes were causing her adult acne.  That was enough reason to sell me on it.  But it didn't last.

Is it caused solely by  nightshades?  Am I still getting low doses in something that I haven't figured out yet?  Is it my liver?  Is it Candida?  All I know for sure that sets it off is nightshades (even touching a pepper will give me as bad a reaction as if I'd eaten it).  Not only does terrible depression come, but my skin breaks out and looks awful for about two (three, before I found Deflect) months, then overnight suddenly dries up.  I can't explain it.  I'd hoped the GTD would help as well.

Before I went to the acupuncturist who did the Vega-Testing, I went to our family doctor (who I'd seen all of once since I was a small child) who diagnosed me with hydrodenitis (inflamation of the water under the skin, he said), and put me on round after round of antibiotics, which didn't help the boils but certainly helped the Candida.

Should I switch to the Teacher diet?  Possibly, but after remeasuring, I'm sure I'm a Warrior.


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

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Don't mind at all.
Thanks for asking.

The morning I have a light breakfast because I am busy--
you know how it is. I either choose a Japanese breakfast
of a small bowl of rice (usually brown) (I use a rice
cooker that has a timer, so the rice is ready to eat)and
natto or a little fish, and I eat some boiled vegies with that, usually some greens like broccoli and the seasoning is
simple like a little soy sauce or lemon and garlic.

If it is a Western-style breakfast I either have wheat-free
cereal with soy milk or sugar free yogurt. Or, I have an
egg, either boiled or scrambled (with vegies and olive oil)
and I eat that with vegies and a slice of all rye bread.

I also like to have yogurt with fresh fruit, walnuts, sesame
and pumpkin seeds. I often add spices to that. Or, you can
add grated cucumber (onion is optional) and dill to the yogurt
with a little salt and pepper.

Lunch: This is often my main meal. I eat a variety of dishes
like: grilled, lightly salted fish with stir fry vegies and
brown rice (white rice is fine too). I also like vegetable
curry with rice. Once a week I eat lunch with a colleague at a
French-Japanese style restaurant . Each day the menu
is different and usually fish or chicken with salad, lots of
vegies and rice or bread. Sometimes the fish is pan-fried and served over vegies in season. Other times the salmon is grilled in foil with vegetables. Tofu-vegie burgers are also
good. (You can substitute tofu with lentils).

Dinner: Usually more simple, unless I have an event to go to.
        Generally, I like to eat hearty homemade soup, or    
        sushi, or nabe (one pot dish of vegies and fish, or
        stir fry. Often I forgo the carbohydrates and just have
        protein with vegies.

Now, I made a rule to stop eating at least two hours before
bed time. Normally, I try to eat before 8:00pm. I also aim for
at 7 hours sleep. As I take the train to work, there are quite
a few stairs to climb. I walk a lot (quite natural in Tokyo).

As to snacks, I often prepare vegie sticks, nut & seed bag, fruit. I keep sugarless gum on hand in case I get tempted to
put cake, etc, in my mouth. In place of icecream I mix frozen
berries with plain, sugarless yogurt. It turns to ice cream
when you mash up the berries.

I drink little coffee. I prefer water and green tea (sugarless).

Now, I do love and I mean love chocolate, especially that time
of month. So, I once in a while buy chocolate, but eat 1~2
pieces and give the rest to my colleagues.

I am lucky as there are many types of ethnic foods here like
Chinese, Thai, German, French, Italian, etc. I basically avoid
meat and milk, but eat fish and eggs. After the war, some
scientists did research as to what would be a healthy portion
for average person. So, interestingly, the portions are smaller
here, however, for those who have big appetites, they can ask for more rice, etc.

Well, this is just an outline. I think the hardest for me to give up is the wheat because it is in everything. I have allergies so really need to stay away from it.  

So, what is everyone else eating? I would like some simple
dishes that are quick to prepare at night.

Suzanna


Out & About in Tokyo...
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Quoted from Ribbit
http://www.dermatitisherpetiformis.org.uk/library/photos3.html

This one looks the most like what's going on.  I don't understand the other pictures.  Some of them look totally unrelated.


I'm sure I'm a Warrior.

Oh Ribbit, I'm so sorry to hear of your difficulties.
Can you phone the Clinic in Wilton and have a phone consultation? Or is there someone on the qualified list nearer to you?
Apart from that it is really up to you whether you want to persevere with Warrior or do BTD. As you know Warrior improvements may not show up immediately. I hope someone with more knowledge stops by soon.  




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Should I switch to the Teacher diet?  Possibly, but after remeasuring, I'm sure I'm a Warrior.


I certainly feel for you, Ribbit. It is bad enough to be struggling with health problems when you don't have small children to see after, let alone nursing one of them and the concerns that go with that. If you still have Candida overgrowth I can just imagine that you are going through some awful detoxing. I had systemic Candida when I was carrying my youngest  child. I didn't know anything about systemic overgrowth or how serious it was or that it could affect the unborn baby. Anyway, my baby was born with problems related to the Candida problem that I had. He hardly ever slept, was absolutely miserable and just so pathetic because it was obvious that he wanted so badly to be happy. He cried for hours and hours on end   We had nurses come who had worked in hospital nurseries and they would stay up so we could get a few hours sleep and not a single trick they had ever learned worked for him. He would still be crying so miserably at six the next morning. I was lucky to get three hours sleep pieced together in a 24 hour period the first year of his life. My husband and I both looked like death and our poor baby did too. No doctors were able to figure out what was wrong with him. They thought my anxiety was affecting him. He was hospitalized at three months and the doctor didn't want us to see him for four days. (They wanted to see if I was the problem!    All they did for him was knock him out every single night with a big old shot and lied to us and said he slept every night. There was another baby in the room with him whose mother rocked my baby every day until they would come in with the big shot. Her child was under an oxygen tent. I must say that I hated those doctors with a passion after she told me about the shots and, especially, when we went to get him and he was like a baby that came out of an orphanage in China - he was FILTHY!!!  The middle-aged doctor who flat lied to us died less than a year after that. This man was considered a pediatric specialist - whatever that is! All he did was tell the insurance company that the problem was maternal tension and gave us a prescription for a high-powered drug that we were terrified to give him.

I had nursed our baby for around three months until I simply had no more milk. When he was one year old his problems disappeared like magic and he was one of the happiest, healthiest looking children I've ever seen in my life. He hardly ever had any of the usual childhood illnesses. He would still have nightmares now and then, but they soon were gone too.

After I learned about Candida overgrowth, everything that had happened made perfect sense. It took me a long time to get better but finally I did. I just wish that I had known about the BTD or the GTD back then!

Ribbit, I know you have tried so hard to be healthy and have a healthy family! I'm beginning to wonder if you will be able to get where you want to be until after you finish nursing your baby. I just feel that there is a key to a real solution for you. You mentioned the antibiotics - that is what brought on my Candida problem. There is no telling how many rounds of that stuff I took before I found the benefits of cranberry capsules for urinary tract "infections!" The last time I visited a urologist I was so weak I could hardly get off the examining table I had taken so many antibiotics. Have you ever tried astragulus? Taking elderberry regularly? I'm sure you take probiotics. I would think that you've already tried the Yeast Protocols too. I would not hesitate to do them again if you think it won't bother your baby.

Please take care of yourself - and don't beat up on yourself about anything!! I think you have already done enough of that to last a lifetime!
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I guess this is one of those times when we have to read once again what it actually says, "Toxins to Limit or Avoid." There is no doubt in my mind now that some of the foods on these limit\avoid\black dot lists are a whole lot worse for some people than others. Even some of the black dot foods may forevermore be an avoid for some people.  Others could probably eat a good number of the avoids with no problems whatsoever.

Having said that, I do wonder if this dinner couldn't have waited a few more weeks?!




You don't seem to understand, chicken does not have a black dot next to it. It's a real avoid on the Warrior list. The information coming from the Genotype website is wrong. Unless chicken was taken off the toxins list, but that's awfully fast since the book just was released.
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Quoted from Ribbit
http://www.dermatitisherpetiformis.org.uk/library/photos3.html

This one looks the most like what's going on.  I don't understand the other pictures.  Some of them look totally unrelated.

My skin started being a problem when I was about 10 (I had mono when I was 9, BTW).  My mother figured it was acne, and it did indeed look like acne until I was about 12, at which point it started turning into boils and would literally ooze for months.  We slathered them with vitamin E, tea tree oil, zinc oxide, everything Mama knew what to try.  Finally we gave up and let them do what they wanted to do.  When I look back at middleschool and highschool pictures, from one year to the next there will be the same sore on the side of my neck.  It'll eventually heal up, but the cyst under the skin (about the size of the head of a straight pin) stays for years.  Every so often they'll all come back to the surface (at the same time) and drain.  

I do know that nightshades set them off.

I had the Vega-test done about 10 years ago and was diagnosed with allergies to wheat, potatoes, dairy, corn and, strangely, peaches.  The test said I had massive Candida overgrowth, underactive thyroid and hypothalmus, and liver issues.  Spelt and all other gluten-containing grains tested fine.  When I first stopped eating these foods and was taking all my supplements and homeopathic remedies, my skin cleared up.  I started eating potatoes again and it all came back, but I didn't pick up on  it then because I didn't know about nightshade allergies--indeed, I didn't even know what a nightshade was, so I didn't make the connection.

When I got married my husband was on a gluten-free diet, so I joined him.  My skin didn't clear up.  When I got pregnant with my first baby, my skin cleared up and was the most beautiful it had ever been.  Even the cysts under the skin went away.  I also experienced a liver dump when I was pregnant.  I believe my body used the baby's liver to clean my own.  By the end of the pregnancy, though, everything was back.  The only other time it's cleared up was when I first went on the BTD.  For a few months it was all clear and I was so excited!  The reason I went on the BTD in the first place is that my B cousin told me she'd discovered the diet and found that tomatoes were causing her adult acne.  That was enough reason to sell me on it.  But it didn't last.

Is it caused solely by  nightshades?  Am I still getting low doses in something that I haven't figured out yet?  Is it my liver?  Is it Candida?  All I know for sure that sets it off is nightshades (even touching a pepper will give me as bad a reaction as if I'd eaten it).  Not only does terrible depression come, but my skin breaks out and looks awful for about two (three, before I found Deflect) months, then overnight suddenly dries up.  I can't explain it.  I'd hoped the GTD would help as well.

Before I went to the acupuncturist who did the Vega-Testing, I went to our family doctor (who I'd seen all of once since I was a small child) who diagnosed me with hydrodenitis (inflamation of the water under the skin, he said), and put me on round after round of antibiotics, which didn't help the boils but certainly helped the Candida.

Should I switch to the Teacher diet?  Possibly, but after remeasuring, I'm sure I'm a Warrior.


Ribbit, I feel really badly for your situation.

My skin issues look(ed) more like the page I linked you to and not the others that showed
different parts of the body that were affected.  You're calling yours "boils" and being you
started having these at an early age as did I, I truly wouldn't think either of us had classic
acne.    Mine are not boils, but raised bumps with fluid inside and unlike acne, if
popped, they get highly inflamed for a long while. I know now not to touch them. Nothing
topical has worked but one face washing soap has helped enormously. It's from a company
called HOME HEALTH and the product is called "Facial Cleansing Gel" specifically for
sensitive skin. It contains no soap or artificial colors.   (www.HomeHealthUS.com)

Your acne outbreaks as a child sound like my experience. It was called acne but I'm not quite
sure it was JUST acne or classic acne. In my family, I had an aunt with the same thing which
extended into her adult years so I'm still thinking there's a genetic component to gluten
intolerance. One of my sisters has something similar.

I've been diagnosed with candida many times as well and as an adult, there are still times where I'll get these oozy bumps in specific places on my jaw which goes down towards my neck.  Not as extreme as what you're describing as boils, but still an outbreak that comes in intervals and then calms down.  It's frustrating not to be able to figure out the exact cause although stopping gluten for me was at least a major improvement. I notice the dairy is now doing the same break out thing to me as the gluten foods did,  was so I quit
eating all dairy foods on the Warrior diet for now.

The Teacher diet appears to have even more dairy foods than the Warrior diet does, so switching without having the Teacher measurements that match the requirements might not be the best way to go.  I thought from the start that I was an Explorer because of the toxin issue and I still wonder if there is a category of genotype that many of us belong to that hasn't been identified or described up to this point.

I feel I CAN fit the Warrior diet with many exceptions but wonder if my food choices were
some of the other (but weird) animal proteins on the Explorer diet, would I be more properly adjusting to a genotype diet.

Do you take probiotics?  It's one way to overpopulate the bad bacteria and replace it
with good.  I take triple the amounts shown on bottles of probiotics and sometimes that
doesn't even seem like enough.

I also wonder if skin issues are related to blood sugar issues which is why i think I need
a lot more protein than this Warrior diet gives me and far less grains or foods with sugar.
(like chocolate).

It might help you to try the NAP product Intrinsa.  It's one of the few products that I think I can't live without now.  I take it before every meal.  My skin was doing great until I stopped taking it and began eating dairy.  I'm back to dairy and gluten avoidance and back to Intrinsa.

INTRINSA:

Created for use in his clinical practice, Dr. DAdamo has blended two synergistic dietary nutrients, Butyric Acid and Caprylic Acid, with Larch Arabinogalactan to create a superior formula to protect and support stomach, intestine, and colon health.

Butyric acid is a short chain fatty acid, which supports the health and healing of cells in the small and large intestine, and serves the natural processes of aerobic energy metabolism. Short chain fatty acids can have the protective ability of impeding the proliferation of damaging cells in the colon, and have been associated with helping to maintain healthy blood lipid and sugar levels.

Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid that is absorbed from the intestines and carried by blood lipids. However, medium-chain fatty acids have more difficulty in penetrating fatty cell walls. In the Intrinsa formula, caprylic acid works synergistically with butyric acid a short chain fatty acid so that it can more easily penetrate tissues in the body such as muscles, joints, and sinuses. Caprylic acid is known to have anti-fungal properties.

Mounting evidence also suggests that some of the naturally derived, medium-chain, saturated fatty acids also possess anti-microbial and anti-parasitic properties. Larch arabinogalactan further enhances the Intrinsa formula, improving gastrointestinal health by increasing gut microflora, and offering immune enhancing properties. Magnesium acts to stabilize and blend the two protective fatty acids.






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You don't seem to understand, chicken does not have a black dot next to it. It's a real avoid on the Warrior list. The information coming from the Genotype website is wrong. Unless chicken was taken off the toxins list, but that's awfully fast since the book just was released.


You may need to do what I mentioned first. Have you noticed the word LIMIT on that column??? I think it means exactly what it says. But some people are going to have trouble with some foods no matter what list it appears on for the rest of their lives, as I said. Some people have a whole lot more trouble with chicken than others. As for me, the night we were rushed and Wendy's was the option, their new fish sandwich was a disaster. I only ate the fillet but I was miserable all day yesterday from it. I would have been better off eating the grilled chicken or going hungry. We're living in a real world and sometimes we have to do the best we can as Lloyd has said.  I am not eating anything at this point that is not on my superfood list, haven't since I started on the diet and don't plan to anytime soon.

Obviously, you have not read too many of my posts or you would already know this!

Finally, I am well aware that the other website is having problems. Dr. D. has spoiled all of us with this wonderful site and it is obvious that a lot of TLC has gone into it. No doubt, the other site will get its act together or cease to exist. Dr. D.'s followers are much too smart to have a whole lot of patience with erroneous information. Most of us have spent nearly a lifetime getting fed up with that sort of thing already. I'm afraid Dr. D. is going to lose five years off his life worrying over that errant baby.  
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Spring, you're right about that heading.  Neither of Dr. D's diets requires total abstinence from avoids.  But (as you acknowledge in your final paragraph) it's one thing for an individual to knowingly choose to eat an avoid once in a while, for whatever reason, and it's quite another for an "official" site to be repeatedly handing out clearly erroneous information.  We're "allowed to cheat" -- they aren't.



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I assume that "they" are web people, maybe even diet people, but clearly *not* experienced BTDers.  The GTD site is a *huge* undertaking -- actually getting it online simultaneously with publication of the book was an impressive feat, and the site obviously has great potential.  But it looks like they need some detail-oriented people to check things before they're put online.

It would also help if the site actually contained all of the features promised in the book.  Last time I was over there, there were no official complete food lists, for example, just copies of the book's lists, plus forum members' guesses at what the neutrals are -- basically what you could get from the book plus this forum.  I wonder if they're waiting to do a full Typebase sort of thing?  That would be great, but the complete lists obviously exist, and putting them on the site (at least for now) would be a trivial exercise compared to what they've already accomplished, and a very welcome addition.

The site presumably received its biggest wave of inquiries shortly after release of the book on December 26th.  That means the first crop of paid memberships will expire in late March / early April.  I hope they can overcome most of their growing pains well before then, or there may be very few re-ups.

And that would be a shame.  



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You don't seem to understand, chicken does not have a black dot next to it. It's a real avoid on the Warrior list. The information coming from the Genotype website is wrong. Unless chicken was taken off the toxins list, but that's awfully fast since the book just was released.

I think that some confusion arises because Avoids and Black Dots are listed in the same column, and so the head of the column has to be read as two separate issues, not bundled together.




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