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Devora
Monday, June 23, 2008, 10:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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When I think of summer, I think of all the delicious summer fruit.

This summer is very different than last summer.  Last summer I was an A, and now I am a Teacher.  Last summer, I remember running out in late May to stock up on fresh apricots while they were in season, now, I pass them by without a turn of the head.  Last summer, I gleefully munched on 3 varieties of cherries: red, black and red-yellow.  Now, I try not to look at the other customers purchasing cherries in the market. I used to buy either peaches or nectaries (or both) , but now its only nectarines for this Teacher.  

Dare I mention the stawberries I'm not buying???

I hoped my family wouldn't notice that I hadn't bought watermelon this summer, but they complained and asked for it.  I know if i have a nice juicy watermelon in the house, that I will eat some of it (yeah, I know that it's only a black dot avoid, but I tend to overdo it on the watermelon when let loose.)

I do alow myself to add some variety with plums and cantelope (through dissecting the lists, I discovered they were neutrals), but somehow I still feel steeped in limitations.

One thing I can still say: "Please pass the kiwis."



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Yes, I have been bypassing the plums and cherries (black dots) without a look back. The watermelon that had been eaten as a neutral is now a superfood, as was and will again be grapefruit this winter. I can still say "Please pass the blueberries" and it's a great time for them.  
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I'm going to be eating a lot of squash this summer (a black dot for me) because 1. I like it and 2. I planted a ton of it.  It's not something I'll continue to eat much of throughout the rest of the year (although I'll make it for the others), but I'll eat it this summer.


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My personal tragedy this season is Durians . It was difficult in March to say thanks but no thanks, but last Sunday we got 6 beautiful durians and I could say hmmm, that's OK, not for me thanks. I opened all of the fruits and had the satisfaction of inhaling the lovely fragrance!


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Hey, Devora, great to see you posting!  

It is an adjustment, after being on the BTD for a long time, to summarily switch to the GTD, especially for us who loved the BTD and never would have chosen to change to any other diet if it weren't that Dr. D. himself created the Genotype Diet and thus we wanted to give it a whirl.  Well, I'm loving it so far...although then again, the O nonnie diet is so ingrained in me, that certain aspects of the G2 diet that differ with the O nonnie diet still feel like trying on a strange pair of clothing that I'm not quite sure I'm allowed to really try on!  But since the one fashionista (you know that's you in this metaphor, Dr. D.!) I trust never to steer me wrong has said that this new and/or different clothing is just right for me, I'm opening my mind and giving it a try...and, like I said, lovin' it so far.

What excites me for you on the Teacher fruit list are blueberries (Are they as expensive in Israel as they are here, though?  Whew, boy howdy!), elderberry, grapefruit, kiwi (as you mentioned), lemon and lime being diamonds (as, I don't know about you, but I put lemon and/or lime into EVERYTHING), pineapple (a diamond--yay!) and raspberry.  I mentioned recently that I've taken to pineapple juice, elderberry concentrate syrup, and frozen raspberry smoothies (they are SF's that you Teachers and us Gatherers have in common).  Devora!  Try one, they are yummy.

Anyway, nice to see you posting, bud!  


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Fresh blueberries are NOT available in Israel AT ALL!!! Never saw an elderberry or a rasberry either! And pineapples!!!  If we ever get any they are very small, expensive, and taste bad!!!  Wish I could try your smoothie, but it won't happen soon unless I move to America!!!  

I am surprised that no more old BTD A's who are now teachers have not commented.  Not a single reply from a teacher!!! Hmmmmmmmm.


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I'm going to be eating a lot of squash this summer (a black dot for me) because 1. I like it and 2. I planted a ton of it.  It's not something I'll continue to eat much of throughout the rest of the year (although I'll make it for the others), but I'll eat it this summer.


Ribbit, I don't blame you a bit! I LOVE squash! How do you eat it? Are you eating it raw? My husband used to love raw squash but after it made him sick a couple of times he gave it up for good. I have never seen him any sicker from eating food! I've often wondered what there was about it that made him so sick. No problem with cooked at all. When we had the garden, I used to cook it with onions and then process it until it looked like creamed corn.  The boys would argue with me that it WAS creamed corn! They loved it!! Also made casseroles sometimes.
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Devora,
have you had a chance to visit the GTD site yet?
try it!
there are lots of entries in the teacher section, and lots to learn as well!


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Fresh blueberries are NOT available in Israel AT ALL!!! Never saw an elderberry or a rasberry either! And pineapples!!!  If we ever get any they are very small, expensive, and taste bad!!!  Wish I could try your smoothie, but it won't happen soon unless I move to America!!!

Oh, bummer.  I'm sorry to hear that.  I thought elderberry might be something that grows wild there, based solely on the fact that a famous double-blind, placebo-controlled study of elderberry took place in Israel, on a kibbutz, if I'm not mistaken (I'm not mistaken about the Israel part, I might be about the kibbutz part).  That study showed that elderberry does indeed shorten the course of influenza virus significantly.

I thought maybe one reason it was conducted in Israel was that elderberry grows there?  But I guess not.  I guess it was more that there were scientists interested in studying it there.

Anyway, sorry you can't get those fruits as easily as we can here in the states.  Perhaps there are other fruits on the Teacher list that are exotic to us here in America but commonplace there?

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I am surprised that no more old BTD A's who are now teachers have not commented.  Not a single reply from a teacher!!! Hmmmmmmmm.

There was a thread rattling around for a while and it may still be around, called "Calling all Teachers", I believe.  Maybe it has a fruit discussion in there.  You might want to hunt around for it.





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P.S.  Hey, Dev, I found a link about the study.  It refers to "Israeli elderberry", so I think it is natively grown in Israel afterall.  Still, that doesn't necessarily mean it would be easily obtainable in a store.  Here's the link:

http://www.shalomdc.org/page.aspx?id=54025

By the way, I don't use (and have never seen) fresh elderberries or even frozen ones in my smoothies.  I buy Tree of Life brand 100% elderberry concentrate syrup and that is what I use in the smoothies.  I get it in a health food store.  Maybe a similar type of 100% concentrate is available there?


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Devora, can you get canned pineapple? It's better than nothing & adds some variety.
My friend who is a Teacher, is bashful about getting on the board. Do teachers seem to be more introverted, or is it just her? She's quite private. Our personalities are different in many ways, but we have certain values in common & now the BTD/GTD! She is so happy with it!!
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Devora, can you get canned pineapple? It's better than nothing & adds some variety.
My friend who is a Teacher, is bashful about getting on the board. Do teachers seem to be more introverted, or is it just her? She's quite private. Our personalities are different in many ways, but we have certain values in common & now the BTD/GTD! She is so happy with it!!
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My youngest son is a Teacher and he is everything but an introvert, Mrs. T!! He and his wife make an adorable couple - both of them extroverts in every way and always wanting to do something for other people! She is a Hunter and a real sweetie!

It is good that you have yet another common ground with your introverted friend! I, too, have a dear friend who is an introvert, but through the years they have gradually become more extroverted. Makes me happy to see it because now they have a lot more fun and better relationships with other people who were practically breaking down the door trying to get close to them!
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I had thought I was a Teacher when I first measured.  I'm still not 100% convinced I'm a Warrior.  If I felt bad I would try the Teacher diet, but I feel so good I'm just not going to switch.

About the squash...I am at this very moment making squash chips in the dehydrator.  I still do eat some cooked food, so when I make squash I either fry it in ghee or olive oil (sliced thinly and dusted with some sort of flour) or I just steam it.  Thanks for the idea of steaming it with onion and pureeing it.  Sounds like it might be a good substitution for corn in corn casserole.  Hmmmm.


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I had thought I was a Teacher when I first measured.  I'm still not 100% convinced I'm a Warrior.  If I felt bad I would try the Teacher diet, but I feel so good I'm just not going to switch.

About the squash...I am at this very moment making squash chips in the dehydrator.  I still do eat some cooked food, so when I make squash I either fry it in ghee or olive oil (sliced thinly and dusted with some sort of flour) or I just steam it.  Thanks for the idea of steaming it with onion and pureeing it.  Sounds like it might be a good substitution for corn in corn casserole.  Hmmmm.


Ribbit, believe me, I wouldn't rock the boat since you are feeling so great!!

Another note about the squash, I got this idea from a friend in Virginia who had four children. This was, believe it or not, over forty years ago!!! Her children used to argue with her that it was corn too! It really is delicious fixed that way, and yes, I have put it in casseroles and it is a magical sub for corn!
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You have made me very excited, Spring.  I can't wait to develop a recipe.


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I actually thought I had replied here days ago...but I must have clicked away instead of posting!  

It is just getting to soft fruit season here, and I KNOW I am going to be eating some of those black dot cherries!  I'll take it easy though.  And will definitely eat lots of nectarines.  Plums will be good for variety too.  

Devora, you have it tough if those fruits are not available where you are.  We can get frozen organic blueberries and raspberries year round here, which really helps.  And pinapple sure seems plentiful these days, along with organic kiwis.  I don't eat too much of the pineapple though, because it makes my oral tissues burn if I get carried away!

Can you get fresh papayas?  those will be a good option.  I can get canned organic here, too, for when they are not in season.  

It certainly will be a different summer with our fruit list...but perhaps I will have a lot less GI distress because of it!   

melons have never been high on my list, so I won't miss those.  But I thought I read somewhere that muskmelon is actually what we in north america refer to as cantalope or something like that?  Maybe someone can clarify that.


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I am a teacher and yes I have been doing BTD and eating the fruit and thinking of going GTD wow what a lot we cant eat of these great fruits. But I LOVE blueberries!! !YUMMMMMM.
I am going to wait for the book from the library and do most of the retest again to make sure I am teacher but 99 % positive. I didnt want to do the GTD as seemed harder, but am gaining wt on the BTD so will re read and re assess again.
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Edna,

I think you may be correct.  I do see some strange looking berries growing.  They are kind of dark and not so tasty looking...I bet they are elderberries.  I saw a carton of them in the HFS the other day.  I don't think they are so good for eating - I must admit: I never tried one!!!   I don't think it is a coincidence that they are not seeling elderberries in grocery stores!  I think that they don't taste too great on their own.

As to canned pinapple: I think they heat it enough to destroy all the beneficial enzymes - I don't feel like it is all that beneficial to my system.  

Mrs. T O : I also think I am introverted!

I was on the GTD site for a while, but I didn't like it as much as this site.  IT could be that it was quet at the beginning.  I also have been a faithful adherent fo the BTD/GTD for over 8 years, and my need to chat about it has decreased over the years, so I don't think it pays for me to join.  

Gumby: where do you live that you can get blueberries and rasberries fresh all year long? There still is a season to these things!!!  I also have problems with pineapple burning my mouth if I eat too much!!!  And I thought it was because of the wimpy Israeli pineaples!  I think papaya comes into season here in late summer.  I think papaya was not on the A diet, so it will be a new thing for me.  I don't think I like the taste so much.  I am eating more melons (neutral) which I wasn't able to last year on the A diet.  I try to stay away from canned anything!!! (except tuna and sardines) I am eating probably too many plums and nectarines, though I don't think I am getting any GI distress from it.


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Gumby: where do you live that you can get blueberries and rasberries fresh all year long? There still is a season to these things!!!  


I did say 'frozen'  , you must have missed that.  We only get fresh in season, and usually they (the blueberries) are cultivated.  Still good...but the frozen wild ones are REALLY good.  Raspberries freeze so beautifully, and if I can't raid other people's bushes and freeze my own I buy the frozen organic ones there too.  It is so nice to have that option year round!  

Our local cherries are all over the fruit stands right now.  I have yet to buy any...I figure if I wait a BIT longer, for one of the later varieties, there is less chance for me to loose all control for the entire season *lol*!


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Edna,

I think you may be correct.  I do see some strange looking berries growing.  They are kind of dark and not so tasty looking...I bet they are elderberries.  I saw a carton of them in the HFS the other day.  I don't think they are so good for eating - I must admit: I never tried one!!!   I don't think it is a coincidence that they are not seeling elderberries in grocery stores!  I think that they don't taste too great on their own.

As to canned pinapple: I think they heat it enough to destroy all the beneficial enzymes - I don't feel like it is all that beneficial to my system.

Giiiiirl, I wasn't the poster who suggested the canned pineapple.  I agree with you that fresh is preferrable, enzyme-wise.

I have never seen fresh elderberries available in the stores.  I get the 100% elderberry concentrate syrup, which is excellent and great for ye olde immune system, and I mix 'er into homemade sodas and smoothies.  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm-MMMM!





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