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Chloe
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Teachers were requesting a specific thread to discuss issues related to their diet.

So, here it is...ready to go....feel free to chat away!

All blood types and genotypes are more than welcome to come here and post....
and learn from Teachers or share with us but I want to say something about my one week as a Teacher... A Teacher with a SWAMI.

As I've said before on other threads, I spent 18 months (by measuring incorrectly) as a Warrior.

I am a Teacher after measuring correctly.

So for about a year on the Warrior diet I was walking around in a state of anxiety....I was
taking so many supplements like Tranquility Base and Cortiguard and anything NAP sold so
I could feel calm.  I bought a lot of CDs to meditate.....I learned all sorts of deep breathing
exercises.....I was doing yoga...The problem with all of this is that I was taking Warrior supplements and focusing on issues that weren't Teacher related.  And nothing I was doing
was working from hour to hour.

And so, I went to see an acupuncturist in May. She kept telling me my stomach meridian was stagnant.. put needles in my head, played soft music and the aromas of herbs in the room would make me calm....I'd be calm leaving..calm driving home..I kept waiting for the calm to stay
with me.... However, hours later, I'd be home and start hyperventilating again.

My acupuncturist has been in China for the past 3 weeks...which almost gave me a nervous
breakdown when she told me a day before she was going with no advanced notice that she'd be back mid August...I had only seen her 8 times and wasn't ready for her to leave me "hanging".

Fast forward to last week...when I got my husband to help me measure myself so I could enter
information into the SWAMI.... gift I got (for trying three months of Warrior supplements).

And to my shock and surprise, my measurements call me a Teacher.

At first, I wasn't believing this...because although I measure as a Teacher, I don't see huge
bulging tendons on my wrist.  I mean, they're subtle on my wrists but the rest of my body isn't showing protruding tendons...(the way I perceive it should look)

But I wanted to believe I was a Teacher and start the diet...I ordered all the NAP products suggested for me....High on the list with many more stars than others is the Teacher Genotype supplements.  Remember, I'd been taking Warrior supplements and eating Warrior foods.

I wake two mornings later and my Teacher supplements are at my front door.  I pop down
one of each....I start my breakfast off in a completely different direction.  Before this, egg
whites were emphasized for me....but I start my day with two whole eggs cooked in ghee and
for the first time, coconut oil.  I am in taste bud heaven with the coconut oil.

I find some blueberries and add yogurt to them...This is my breakfast.  I wait for results.
Too soon.

Lunch that first day was anything I could find in the refrigerator that matched anything on my
diamond list....Too soon to even thing of geno harmonic foods.

I head for the health food store....load up my cart with lots of diamond fruits and veggies..

It's not so much of a major drastic change in the way I was eating before...It's just that new
foods are slowly making me feel different.

I notice within about 48 hours that my heart isn't racing.  I'm not hyperventilating when I lie
down to go to sleep. I don't wake up in the middle of the night having to do alternate
nostril breathing.

Something shifted in my nervous system within a mere 48 hours on the right diet that hadn't happened to me when I was on the Warrior diet...Not that the Warrior diet causes anxiety in
Warriors...but it might in a Teacher, or at least it did with me.

See what the right diet can do?  Even in 48 hours?  

I'm still blown away...because the real benefits of eating the right foods and taking the
right supplements are probably somewhere far deeper than what I can see or feel....but the immediate effects I had were feeling calmer and more centered...My breathing slowed
down naturally....Before last week, taking a deep breath was too easy and letting out the air
was too difficult.  It's all balanced now.

I am surely a happier camper!




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That's great Chloe. I was wondering if you had seen some benefits. I have felt some major benefits in terms of my digestion as that had REALLY worsened even though I was eating lots of fiber-rich food to avoid getting diverticulitis again (which I had 2 years ago).

Like you, around 18 months ago, I mistyped myself as an Explorer. While I was eating a lot of turkey, a diamond food for a Teacher, I was also eating a lot of Explorer cheeses. I also wasn't fully committed to the Explorer diet and so was drinking milk, eating some sugar, etc. But even though I am religious about being gluten-free, I was finding that my digestion was simply messed up to the point that I thought I had developed diverticulitis again. The specialist I went to said it was really spasm and to take some antispasmodic drug. Well, when I read about the side effects, my husband and I both agreed it sounded like an awful choice. At that time, while being much more compliant on the Explorer diet for a couple of weeks, I wasn't losing and definitely wasn't feeling well, so I decided to revisit what type I am. I identified an error I had made in measuring myself and was really a Teacher, which fits me so well in terms of personality and also health concerns. (I had cancer almost 10 years ago.) Like you, I don't have distinct tendons--not like my Dad who was likely a Teacher too.

Another thing that has been going on is that even though I am gluten free and have had some healing in my nerves (I get neuropathy from my celiac disease), my feet had been bothering me more this year. When going to NYC in April, my feet hurt me more than I expected and than had happened in previous visits. My hands have also felt weaker. I have to say that it appears my nerves are getting stronger. This weekend, my sister and husband said their feet hurt when we were at a crafts fair on our feet for a long time, but I had to say that mine didn't! I am feeling sensations throughout my body that are in line with that, as I have gone through the process of nerves healing when I went gluten free 4 years ago.

Now that you mention it, I was experiencing hyperventilation at night--essentially panic attacks--quite a bit in the last couple of years. I can't remember the last time that happened. And I have been sleeping rather deeply.

So I continue to improve. I'm in my 7th week of the teacher diet.

I do plan to get the SWAMIXpress in the near future. It sounds great.
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You sound like you're making great progress in just 7 weeks.  Are you taking
the Teacher supplements?  I find they feel right to me...whereas the Warrior supplements still left me deficient in the nutrients I needed most.

Teachers are supposed to be calm by nature, which is what I believe the Teacher diet
did for me in just a week.........and when I realize that balanced Teachers are calm
by nature and have a positive outlook on life, it was for sure I was walking around
as unbalanced as a Teacher could possibly get!

It took me close to a year to heal my nerve pain...horribly severe...could barely
walk up or down a flight of stairs...I'll be off gluten 3 years this October...Don't
have nerve pain anymore..Still think my gut has a way to go...I need Teacher foods!

I'm curious, how many whorl fingerprints do you have?


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My nerve issues are now more weakness than any pain. I think a certain amount of nerve issues were due to the celiac disease, but clearly my intestinal issues were worsening recently and so I have ended up with additional nerve issues. It's easy how things can be happening and we just get used to it, but it's nice to know there are ways to improve things. I'm glad your nerve issues cleared up.

I haven't taken the Teacher supplements but am getting most what is recommended in the book through other supplements. I will probably add one of them.

I haven't done the fingerprinting, but just looking at them, I think I just have 2 and the remainder are loops. I'll get the genotyping kit when I get the SWAMI. I know I want to check whether I'm a supertaster.
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I wanted to share this.  I suppose if you've read your SWAMI you'd have seen it, but
it stood out just now as I was going through my SWAMI again.

I lost 3 pounds on the Teacher diet in a week...and I've just realized that it's mostly
likely a weight loss from toxicity.   Not that I've eaten meat in a long long while but
on occasion my son's famous spare ribs would wind up on my plate....(maybe twice
a year, however my gut is my weakest link anyway)

So, Dr. says this about our digestion.

The Teacher Diet and Digestion

Their ancient heritage of farmers has genetically disposed Teachers to metabolize a wide variety of fresh foods, grains and seafood. Conversely, they lack the enzymes to properly digest and metabolize animal fat. The ideal Teacher diet is vegetable and seafood based, with small amounts of other low-fat proteins. Unlike the other GenoTypes that gain weight from excess calories or inadequate exercise, Teachers gain weight from excess toxicity. When their diets are excessively meat based, they gradually develop a buildup of bacteria in the digestive tract, which can act as a powerful block on their metabolism and immune system. The result is a range of stomach and intestinal problems, including gastritis, which causes extreme discomfort in the upper abdomen, nausea, and in severe cases dark bloody stools. The wild bird that best personifies the character of the Teacher is the crane. In addition to being great fishing birds, cranes perch for lengths of time on one leg.


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I don't yet know that I am a teacher - I'm waiting for my book and Taster test to arrive... but when I read descriptions of the health issues of Teachers, so many of them sound like me.

Is it common for Teachers to have nerve problems, no matter what the cause? I have chronic, active Shingles with nerve/muscle damage all on my left side.




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I finally did all the measurements (husband always too busy; got my mom to measure me yesterday), and found out that I'm a teacher. Which is what Ribbit guessed for me when I asked her last time I saw her. Haven't read further in the book to see what that means for me, but I'll be following this thread and seeing what happens as I get into the teacher foods. Curious to see what has changed for avoids & beneficials from plain ol' Type A....


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I think the toxicity issue would explain why when I went from diet to diet, I would lose a little for a couple of weeks and then find weight loss would stall. I probably needed more protein than I was getting on the type A diet--although I should have eaten more fish to solve the problem! So then I moved from diet to diet that had more protein and either fewer carbs or low-glycemic carbs, but never found anything was right. The Teacher diet includes enough protein for me and it seems like the right kinds for me. For quite a while after doing the A diet, I was eating a diet with more cheese, but I was probably having quite a lot of the wrong cheeses for me. I also was deemphasizing eggs. I wasn't eating much soy, but I still wasn't including milk. I have never eaten much beef or pork since first trying the A diet (about 10 years ago)--nor really before that--and knew I should keep my proteins "light." Still, I never found the right balance. It seems quite right with the Teacher plan.

I do remember that the first time I tried the A diet, which I only did very briefly before trying Weight Watchers and then returning to it more earnestly around a year later, I lost 3 pounds right away. I couldn't figure out what I had done to have that happen. Maybe it was a release of toxins.

I'm not sure if nerve problems are often a problem for the Teacher, but I would think that if our type is marked by digestion problems and we are thus assimilating nutrients poorly, our nerves could really suffer over time. I have a feeling that my father, who passed away last year from cancer and who was rather lanky/sinewy, was a Teacher. I know his blood type was A. He ended up with neuropathy in the later years of his life. It's possible he had celiac disease like me, but also it's possible that his lifetime of eating a SAD (where his wife made beef quite regularly) would end up affecting his digestion and, potentially in turn, his nerves. Someone on my husband's side of the family was built the same way as my dad and he too had neuropathy. Neither one had diabetes so the cause of the nerve problems was unknown. My Dad did develop Bell's Palsy a few months before he died. He was 87 and was battling prostate cancer for more than 20 years (though it was in remission on and off for quite a while).
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Quoted from Katsy
I finally did all the measurements (husband always too busy; got my mom to measure me yesterday), and found out that I'm a teacher. Which is what Ribbit guessed for me when I asked her last time I saw her. Haven't read further in the book to see what that means for me, but I'll be following this thread and seeing what happens as I get into the teacher foods. Curious to see what has changed for avoids & beneficials from plain ol' Type A....


Welcome Teacher...I'll tell you what changes to expect from the type A diet to the
Teacher diet......You get to go to cheese heaven, that's what!

But alas, my SWAMI removed a lot of those cheeses for me...

Are you going to get SWAMI'D?


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Quoted from Chandon
I think the toxicity issue would explain why when I went from diet to diet, I would lose a little for a couple of weeks and then find weight loss would stall. I probably needed more protein than I was getting on the type A diet--although I should have eaten more fish to solve the problem! So then I moved from diet to diet that had more protein and either fewer carbs or low-glycemic carbs, but never found anything was right. The Teacher diet includes enough protein for me and it seems like the right kinds for me. For quite a while after doing the A diet, I was eating a diet with more cheese, but I was probably having quite a lot of the wrong cheeses for me. I also was deemphasizing eggs. I wasn't eating much soy, but I still wasn't including milk. I have never eaten much beef or pork since first trying the A diet (about 10 years ago)--nor really before that--and knew I should keep my proteins "light." Still, I never found the right balance. It seems quite right with the Teacher plan.

I do remember that the first time I tried the A diet, which I only did very briefly before trying Weight Watchers and then returning to it more earnestly around a year later, I lost 3 pounds right away. I couldn't figure out what I had done to have that happen. Maybe it was a release of toxins.

I'm not sure if nerve problems are often a problem for the Teacher, but I would think that if our type is marked by digestion problems and we are thus assimilating nutrients poorly, our nerves could really suffer over time. I have a feeling that my father, who passed away last year from cancer and who was rather lanky/sinewy, was a Teacher. I know his blood type was A. He ended up with neuropathy in the later years of his life. It's possible he had celiac disease like me, but also it's possible that his lifetime of eating a SAD (where his wife made beef quite regularly) would end up affecting his digestion and, potentially in turn, his nerves. Someone on my husband's side of the family was built the same way as my dad and he too had neuropathy. Neither one had diabetes so the cause of the nerve problems was unknown. My Dad did develop Bell's Palsy a few months before he died. He was 87 and was battling prostate cancer for more than 20 years (though it was in remission on and off for quite a while).


Continuing to eat gluten grains if you've got celiac can lead to nerve problems.
It happened to me......and I lived with sciatica for over a year before it slowly went
away when I stopped eating gluten.

I was starting to feel the cheese was setting off a slight twinge of nerve pain in my right leg again, so I quit eating it after a week of thinking I was going to tolerate it.......but I also got other strange symptoms from the dairy...little bumps
on my butt....on my upper chest....back ache...stiff hips...fluid retention...and when I decided not to eat dairy, I got a withdrawal headache. Plus two days off dairy
and I was peeing non stop.  It's when I saw I lost 3 pounds.  I hold onto fluid
when a food is causing toxicity in my body.

So back to that toxicity issue.  I think it can come from any food you don't tolerate.
Doesn't mean that not tolerating something now that's good for a Teacher wouldn't
change for the better once our guts are healed.

Ribbit had gluten and dairy issues and can eat them now..

That's a hopeful sign.

Do all of you have a lot of white lines?





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I read in another thread that the vertical lines aren't indicative of gut issues, but the horizontal ones are. I do have some horizontal ones. I'm not sure if I have a lot or not. I haven't done the fingerprinting yet.

I'm still noticing my feet feeling stronger at the same time that I am noticing less and less irritation in the left side of my colon, which had been very irritated right before starting the diet. As I had mentioned before, I was thinking I was developing diverticulitis, although my doctor said it was spasm. The CT scan showed distention not diverticulitis, but I do feel there could have been an infection brewing, just as one would get with diverticulitis, but in the area of the distention. It's such a relief that all of this is resolving.
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Quoted from Chloe


Welcome Teacher...I'll tell you what changes to expect from the type A diet to the
Teacher diet......You get to go to cheese heaven, that's what!

But alas, my SWAMI removed a lot of those cheeses for me...

Are you going to get SWAMI'D?


I'm thinking about it. I'd like to, but at $70, it's a lower priority for me now. After reading the list of things taken away from me that I could have on the plain BTD, I'd like to get SWAMI'd just to see what got added back. Of course, even more might get taken away...  

Looking at the list of new avoids -- no CHOCOLATE??? stands out the most -- I was regretting reading the book and doing the measurements at all!   Also, since my teeth "shovel", I was figuring I'd be one of those rare A's that could eat beef. Now I can't even eat chicken!! And I lost corn & popcorn too??

Well, I'll probably feel better about it when I go on it strong for the 3-6 months, and then I can add back in some of the other things. I do have white lines, so I know I need some healing, even though I'm pretty good at rollin' with the punches.


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Do all of you have a lot of white lines?




I have some white lines. Not sure if it was due to sloppy fingerprinting (too much ink) or worn-out fingerprints, but they were hard to read. I did see *some* white lines but not "a lot."


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I have some white lines. Not sure if it was due to sloppy fingerprinting (too much ink) or worn-out fingerprints, but they were hard to read. I did see *some* white lines but not "a lot."


Mine were impossible to read from a printing, due to white lines, but I used a magnifying glass to see some of them and for the really difficult ones, held my fingers up to a 10x magnifying mirror and was able to determine the amount of whorls I had. I still have two fingers I can't really read at all..The prints seem to be
totally gone.



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Why can we have soy and soy products, but not soy milk? What if it's home-made soy milk, which is basically soy flour boiled in water?

P.s. -- I'm also seriously bummed about the no maple syrup, molasses, or sugar.  


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Mine were impossible to read from a printing, due to white lines, but I used a magnifying glass to see some of them and for the really difficult ones, held my fingers up to a 10x magnifying mirror and was able to determine the amount of whorls I had. I still have two fingers I can't really read at all..The prints seem to be
totally gone.



This is one thing that is odd to me -- I only have one whorl. In fact, all but one of my 10 fingerprints are loops. Which is not indicative of teacher; but my measurements are.


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I guess we are all unique so we might not carry all of the visible characteristics of the genotype. The key things in the advanced typing test tell us how we fit into one of the genotypes in the book; then the other factors that get entered into SWAMI help in creating our own individualized SWAMI diet. So I don't seem that classic, as I am short, pear shaped, and not so sinewy. If I were leaner, I would seem to be more of an ectomorph than I do now. Nevertheless, the diet is helping.
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home made soy milk is fine, without the gums and additives and carageenan, etc


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Thanks, Lola! That's good to know. Soy milk, here I come!


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Why can we have soy and soy products, but not soy milk? What if it's home-made soy milk, which is basically soy flour boiled in water?

P.s. -- I'm also seriously bummed about the no maple syrup, molasses, or sugar.  


See this is where a SWAMI helps because I could have barley malt as a diamond , (except it's got gluten and I'm gluten intolerant)...And molasses, maple
syrup and agave are neutrals.

But honey is a superfood for me...white lines and all.  And black dot sugars
are brown and white sugar, rice syrup, dextrose and fructose, although they're
not something I'd regularly be eating anyway.  My diet is really devoid of
concentrated sugars.  Dates are great for sugar cravings.  Easy to soak dates
to soften then...and then mix them with some almond or peanut butter..And
I've discovered that carob mixed and rolled into balls is almost like eating healthy
candy!  



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Oh, that sounds *yummy*!!

I'll need to find some carob...


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I lent my mom my book today, figuring that since I have my SWAMI I wouldn't really need it, and that it would be really good for her.  We measured her as a teacher and the descriptions fit, but I thought her carbohydrate list had a couple of wheat products as superfoods.  Am I not remembering correctly?  It's really bugging me.  Her fingerprints are so bad you can't tell she even has any by looking at her fingers!  The only ridge detail you can see at all is on the sides of her finger pads and she's got zillions of horizontal lines all over her fingertips.  She can't make any prints on paper, but if you look at he fingertips after they've been inked you can see that a couple have whorls on them, if you look really closely in the light.  It was scary!!!  If this is caused by gluten, why would there be any acceptable wheat products allowed at all?  Or am I just remembering the list incorrectly?




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not all teachers need to be gluten intolerant as your mom....


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Thanks, Lola.  So, she should avoid ALL wheat products?  After her gut is healed should she be able to eat the ones on the superfoods list, or should she just avoid them forever?




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I d let gluten rest and find her compliant GF substitutes.....
check deflect, ara, intrinsa, polyflora to heal all the damage done to her gut.


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Quoted from Lola
I d let gluten rest and find her compliant GF substitutes.....
check deflect, ara, intrinsa, polyflora to heal all the damage done to her gut.


I just wanted to add that the Teacher Activator formula has specific probiotics in it
that are most like to help the Teacher's gut....and that Polyflora A although great
for type As was available before the GTD was created. So I just think that
the most appropriate probiotics for a Teacher is in that Activator supplement,
even though Polyflora A might be helpful.

I felt that after a week taking the Teacher Supplements, my stomach felt a lot better.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GT3ACT

I also want to recommend Larch powder.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP001




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I just need a confirmation here:  oatmeal is a neutral, right?

I make mine from steel cut oats and I mix it with fresh blueberries.  I love a nice, warm cereal in the morning.

Thanks.  
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Sounds like comfort food for you


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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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yes it is a neutral for us.  Oat flour and oat bran are superfoods.  I used to cook oat bran for cereal, it tastes great and cooks in a flash.  

When I make steel cut oats, I put them in the rice cooker the night before and ask it to have them ready for me in the morning.  

All of the oat things are diamonds on my swami, so I will have to start eating them more often again.  It will be nice in the winter.


Embracing my A-ness! (Ok, that is waaaay better in print than it is out loud! )

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I don't have any whorls in my fingerprints at all, which was one reason I bypassed teacher on my first read-through, but I already had a cancer scare at age 37 -- a fast-growing precancerous lesion on my arm. At least I think it was pre-cancerous; the doctor did not actually tell me, he just said it was "urgent" to get it removed, and told me to carefully check every month for other lesions.

I also don't have any white lines. I thought I did, but it turned out to be peeling skin on my thumb. Does this mean I can tolerate gluten?




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Quoted from Gale D.
I don't have any whorls in my fingerprints at all, which was one reason I bypassed teacher on my first read-through, but I already had a cancer scare at age 37 -- a fast-growing precancerous lesion on my arm. At least I think it was pre-cancerous; the doctor did not actually tell me, he just said it was "urgent" to get it removed, and told me to carefully check every month for other lesions.

I also don't have any white lines. I thought I did, but it turned out to be peeling skin on my thumb. Does this mean I can tolerate gluten?


I'm wondering if you could be an Explorer...Maybe you should find out your
secretor status.  Are you left handed?  Do you know if you're rh positive or negative?



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Well, I find that my thumb peels if I touch cat food (or other food) that has gluten. It took years to figure out that it was gluten that caused it to peel. Also, certain paper towels have gluten and cause it. That's not to say that your peeling has to do with gluten. It is just possible. I have celiac disease. I don't think I have a ton of white lines, but maybe I used to have more. I eat a completely gluten-free diet and have for about 4 years (of course, sometimes I accidentally consume a little gluten). I think the white lines can relate to more than gluten. I had cancer at age 35 and have 2 whorls. It sounds like more whorls mean a higher risk of breast cancer in particular.
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I am A-Positive.

Can you be a Type A and be an Explorer? Nothing about my measurements and answers fit Explorer... but I will re-check and re-read, just in case.

The peeling area on my thumb is right next to my nail. It has been hardening and re-peeling down to blood almost every other day. It's really bugging me, so I keep nattering at it. I can't figure out what it is, but it is a new development, so probably not gluten-related.




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Quoted from Gale D.


Can you be a Type A and be an Explorer?


Yes

When you look at the advanced tables in the back of the book,
would being a secretor or nonsecretor switch you GenoType?

It may be that you are teacher either way.


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I find that if I don't eat enough protein I can get some peeling near the cuticles. Also, it's possible to get a fungal infection near the nail, especially if the cuticles are not healthy. For me, the gluten issue makes the area itchy too.
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Is your torso longer than your leg? (or visa versa)

Are your index fingers longer than your ring? (or visa versa; or inverted hand to hand--one of each)

I am a teacher: A+.  I have no whorls, but my torso is longer, my tendons show, i have inverted hand to hand finger measurements, the extra molar cusp...  I don't have the "andric" shape according to the legs, but I have small hips which I believe fits the andric type criteria.

I had a hard time measuring the legs--it is hard to discern just where the bone is on the side AND when the knee is in a 45 degree angle, the groove of the kneecap is hard to find as well, but given the finger measurements for an A+ with a longer torso, it doesn't matter.

It would be nice if there were somewhere to go with experienced measurers.  
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have you checked the utube videos?
all is very well described there.


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I am pretty sure I am a teacher.  Like I said, I have a longer torso and my index is longer on one hand and shorter on the other; that pretty much nails it for an A+.

However, if I had to rely on the other measurements, it would be difficult (and I did watch the measurement videos).

my problems with the leg measurements are:  when you do find the bone on the outside edge, below the knee, it is hard to discern exactly where to start the measuring tape.  I find the best way to do it is to draw a small circle around the bone and then put a dot in the center of the circle.

As far as the kneecap thing:  I find the best way is to extend your leg out in front of you and then relax it.  With your two thumbs, locate the ridge of the kneecap and then slide the edges of your thumbs to the edges of the kneecap and then, keeping your thumbs in place" put your leg in the position to measure (on the floor at a 45 degree angle) -- have someone mark the line where your thumbs are (at the edge of the kneecap) and then measure.

good luck
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Teachers, I hope many of you catch this post and trust that what I'm sharing with
you is the absolute truth.....After two weeks eating as a Teacher,
I'm starting to see the light...... Much is very subtle change..but still it's change for the better.  I'm starting to feel different..think differently...being motivated by an internal inner voice that is attempting to champion my cause.

This is vastly different from how I felt just two short weeks ago!

I guess many of you know that I'm a newbie Teacher having mistyped myself
as a Warrior and followed the wrong diet for 18 months.  Waiting patiently for results, eating the wrong foods and taking the wrong supplements which left me feeling disappointed about my poor results...Following the wrong diet for so long  and never really experiencing any of the benefits of the right genotype diet, I was left with the attitude that perhaps the entire concept of genotyping was a fantasy based on  a lot of wishful thinking.  And given my age, (not that time is
running out) but who wants to waste time when they're reaching towards
better health!

Well, I'm here to tell you that I'm really starting to notice a difference in just 2
short weeks.

I didn't realize that this would be a lifestyle....Well, yes I did, but I didn't realize that each suggestion given, from the calming exercises of tai chi or yoga or meditation
would need to be incorporated as diligently as the foods..  The Warrior diet made me feel very anxious,
unabalanced and irritable for way too long....and now what  I needed most was
all the the tools I could find to turn this around.

Many days were confusing...not having the right foods in the house....being almost angry
at seeing foods like mackerel on my fish list....where to find it....why do I have to find
it....talking to myself....arguing with myself....many days saying "I don't want to do this
at all"....only to wake up the next day and go back to work trying to become
a better Teacher.

Allergy testing a decade ago showed me allergic to dairy and eggs.  Do I dare eat
dairy and eggs?  Day #1 on dairy...major headache...stuffy nose.  No, I won't eat
dairy...But dairy is what helps my gut....Back to dairy.

See, between my body/mind and spirit I was juggling more "stuff" than I could possibly
juggle...and then of course my real life...A close friend died...people share
bad news...storms that made our dog upset and vomit for a week...My husband wanting to take me to restaurants that didn't serve any of the foods I wanted to eat...I didn't want to wreck his life while trying to improve my own...Time will tell if he'll let me measure him and inform him he has no choice but to eat for his genotype....That's for another day.

So how does a Teacher stay calm in the middle of real life?

My mind was fighting this while my body kept saying "do it"....

Do it how???  I can't find freakin' mackerel....I can't even find freakin' blackberry juice..
the items that are repeated so often in my geno harmonic food combos..

And then suddenly for some crazy reason, while stuck in a pattern of negative thinking,
something shifted in my mind...something shifted in my body...In just two weeks,
I was now becoming super pro active (although not quite "calm" but could start to see in teensy sound bites just how all the little bits of information would fit together...It's not just finding the right foods.. It's finding the time to relax and meditate and do the calming exercise..and go do it the minute you think you
need to do it....not wait and procrastinate because feeling calm while eating
well is just as important to overall well being as the food itself.  

Today I typed in  a google search  for"canned mackerel"..(given that fish markets
locally didn't have any)
Bingo...Vitalchoice.com...They have it...I want it...I ordered some.....I found blackberry concentrate online...I have been spared from my own negative thinking
simply by making everything I'm doing tie into my one goal...To be more of
a Teacher and reap the benefits of the whole GT program!

And thank you Mayflowers for mentioning chi gong to me....I went on youtube to watch
and try a few moves....so calming.  So perfect for a Teacher....I ordered a book from
Amazon about it to read.....will have to see if there are teachers within my reach...
but for now, I've got a plan...a better roadmap.

Change is so difficult...especially since I was first on the BTD, then the Warrior diet
and now the Teacher diet all in 18 months.  A bit frantic...I wanted to start my
healing....

OK, so back to how this is going....So although I know myself to be "allergic" (which
I'm now doubting in relation to following the GTD because I was tested when I wasn't
eating like a Teacher)....I've now decided "who cares if I'm allergic"....I'm eating what
I'm supposed to be eating...and changing my attitude about the outcome.

You know, how you perceive an outcome makes a huge difference.

I am mentally eating for better health....and as I chew the foods I've chosen from
my superfoods, I'm seeing re-methylation taking place in my body....

It's also a mental process when you make changes....that you agree with your own
goals...that you act as if you're already there....even by saying to yourself "I feel
healthier, stronger.....I am the best me I can be"...Maybe eating like a Teacher
is changing my attitude...I'm supposed to be having a positive outlook on life..

This is the shift that has started to take place in me within the past two weeks.  I
probably was by nature a very calm person when I was a child...but due to all sorts
of external and internal influences, I lost my patience and seemed
to turn on a panic switch when anything went wrong.....I always liked to do
things slowly....but often the pace of real life is just too frantic in a world that
moves too quickly and often doesn't allow the time to find peace and tranquility.
I'm learning to block out time specifically for me.....  Yes, I'm an artist...I do have the soul of an artist...I do appreciate the beauty in people and in things...but often I'm just negative and impatient.... it's easy to morph into some other reality when
everything in your body and mind isn't in  harmony with who you are at your
core...your genotype. (If this is sounding like an informmercial, know that I am not being paid to endorse anything)

I hope you all understand what I'm saying and please share if you feel a switch turn on inside yourselves that allows you to understand how it feels to finally be on the right path, eating the right foods even if some lab told you you're allergic to something. I'm eating cheese and eggs pretty often and if I'm allergic to either of them, I'm not living as if I might be...I'm living as if the right cheeses and eggs are simply my medicine.

More to say at another time.  Just wanted to let Teachers know to anticipate a shift
in consciousness along the way....as we all calm down and feel comfortable standing
in our Teacher shoes.

And just as a PS....If you're on the fence now and haven't found out for sure
that you're a Teacher, SWAMI is more than worth the investment to know for
sure and get a completely customized diet.....and I think the Teacher supplements are so worthwhile......I was taking a whole lot of stuff that was completely wrong for me, things that weren't helping...In the long run, it's cheaper to just take
what you know you really need.


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I guess I should have known I was a teacher because my favorite exercises are yoga and tai chi. I've been doing yoga for many, many years, but I became more into it in the last couple of years. I had a lot of stress in my life, so I needed it. Last fall when I had extra time on my hands at work, it dawned on me that I've always wanted to take tai chi and that I MUST find a class. So I did and am so happy that I did. Tai chi is a form of chi gong. Either one is perfect for a teacher. I just got back from my tai chi class tonight. It is amazingly strengthening--as is yoga--and, of course, so relaxing and grounding.

My husband is much more energetic than me--an O most likely. He is encouraging me to get more aerobics in my life, but I am never drawn to it. I am doing some aerobics on a regular basis, but slower/less intensely than he does! And yes, I love meditation.

There is something totally different about following the right genotype diet, as you say. When I was thinking I was an Explorer, I bought some of my foods, but the diet didn't keep my focus because it clearly didn't make me feel better. Boy was my digestion worsening. And I was gradually feeling worse and worse mentally as well. Being compliant in a complete way wasn't something I was drawn to.

I am known for being a very calm person, especially in a work environment, but I was probably driving my husband crazy with my irritability while being on the wrong diet. Now on the Teacher diet, I am motivated to cook a lot, shop for my foods, choose new things for variety, and be compliant. It's easy to stick to it because I become more and more motivated.

Like you, Chloe, I'm really enjoying this lifestyle.
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Chloe, your message was very inspiring. Staying away from 'avoids and black dots' really helps a teacher. Its a sort of conversion, I went through. lot of health issues are solved. Still lot more to resolve. I had major constipation problem. I have lot of white lines on all my fingers. Becoming glutten free helped me have regular motion once a day at least.


Meditation is an easy way of 'good' methylation !!!!!  
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Chloe, your message was very inspiring. Staying away from 'avoids and black dots' really helps a teacher. Its a sort of conversion, I went through. lot of health issues are solved. Still lot more to resolve. I had major constipation problem. I have lot of white lines on all my fingers. Becoming glutten free helped me have regular motion once a day at least.


I am gratified to hear you say this...Thank you..





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One thing I thought about last night after reading your post and writing mine is that following the right plan becomes FUN whereas there is no joy in a plan this isn't right. I wonder if other types experience that; I would think so. I love the Teacher foods--is it because of the foods they are or because they are so right for me?  
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Quoted from Chloe

I am mentally eating for better health....and as I chew the foods I've chosen from
my superfoods, I'm seeing re-methylation taking place in my body.....



How beautifully said !!!!! gives a practically meaning to a tough medical term - methylation.. made me revise the GTD book...
I think meditation is re-methylation in a way !!!!!!!
I have got an idea, to use guided imagery technique for re-methylation...

thanks chloe..


Meditation is an easy way of 'good' methylation !!!!!  
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I was looking more closely at my fingers and believe I have 4 whorls, not just 2. I haven't done the fingerprinting yet. I have a feeling I don't have SO many white lines. But I do think that just a week ago, I may have had MORE white lines, than now. I may have an inkpad somewhere at home. I'll try to find that and make some prints.
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I think I'm feeling a total mental shift for the better and noticed this as my first primary change while following the Teacher diet.  Even for just two weeks...  Is it because the right foods bring balance to both the mind and body and help restore our basic "Teacher" psychological qualities?  Is settling the gut enough to calm the mind? Restore the soul?  Change thoughts and feelings?  I keep thinking about the soul....because it's mentioned that the Teacher nature is to have the soul of an artist and to have a deep relationship
with nature...But I was thinking...to be in the moment means we have to stop and
notice where we find ourselves..to recognize that we are in this very moment
and that in this very moment, all is well.  I never could do that before.  And remember that just a mere two weeks, ago, I was eating as a Warrior where the psychological profile referred to those individuals as people who needed to learn to relax....that they were choleric and occasionally bad tempered.  How completely unlike a Teacher...How far away from my soul my body has been!

This is all starting to feel like a transformation to me....Last night I was meditating..when it suddenly occurred to me that I felt grateful...grateful for being in the right place at the right time.....having the teacher appear when I was a student asking for guidance.... being shown the right path...and knowing it felt right.

I really can't wait for all the Teachers to be noticing how they're starting to feel
just like the psychological profile says we should feel when were balanced..
straight out of the GTD book......"At our Teacher's best we
should have a natural exuberance and a calm, steady way of looking at the world."

Is that a great concept? We are going to feel exuberant when balanced!

And we're supposed to have powerful spiritual energy!  Yes, this is exactly what
I want and need in order to be happy!  I am being drawn to all things spiritual
right now!  My soul is leading the way.  I am confident my body will follow the
path.

And I get to eat cheese!

Are we happy to be Teachers or what!  


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I'd say so! I do feel so much more exuberant. I definitely am drawn to the spiritual and have been much more so in the last couple of years but at the same time a cloud of negativity was hanging over me. I thought it was perhaps that my father was dying and then he passed away, and it was terribly difficult to handle. I also had a job where it almost seemed like then environment was evil. When I found a different job last fall where the atmosphere was totally different, this cloud did seem to lift a little, but I became even more troubled earlier this year. Then, my health seemed worse with my digestion being so terrible, to the point I thought my diverticulitis returned. My feet had begun hurting more and feeling weak. That can really drag one down.

Now I feel like I am healthier and it is freeing, and so I feel my psyche is much more in tune with what it should be.

It's amazing how our diet of cheese, eggs, poultry, fish, and soy/nuts/beans, plus many great fruits, veggies, grains, fats, and other things can make such a difference.

That's great, Chloe, how you are feeling this wonderful transformation.

I was wondering if you were on the A diet consistently before the Warrior diet and what it was like for you.
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The "A" diet was a plan I followed just to follow a healthy path....and I didn't stray far for a number of years...And like you Chandon, I had a lot of external issues surrounding me that cast a dark cloud over my head.

I wonder if Dr. D anticipated the wonderful emotional benefits of the Teacher diet
that we are both noticing.

Because I think if you think happy thoughts, your body has to feel happier too!

I'm glad you're doing so well..


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Thanks. I'm glad you're seeing such a turn-around as well! That must have been difficult, following the warrior diet. I guess I wanted to hold onto the idea that I needed more meat than most A types when I followed the Explorer diet.

It's interesting that thiamine is so good for us. People with celiac disease can get deficiencies of thiamine, although the deficiencies people get with gluten problems can vary from person to person. I know that there was a House MD episode where someone had celiac disease. She had terrible mental problems, which turned out to be a severe thiamine deficiency. I started using St. John's Wort earlier this year. Maybe I don't really need it if I get this extra thiamine. I do think St. John's Wort is rather healthy for an A to take, though.

I do plan to get the SWAMI, but I'm not sure if I should wait another month while beta testing is going on. I really like my Teacher diet! But who knows, maybe I'd like the SWAMI one better or just as much.
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I do plan to get the SWAMI, but I'm not sure if I should wait another month while beta testing is going on. I really like my Teacher diet! But who knows, maybe I'd like the SWAMI one better or just as much.


You can run the software now and start benefiting from the results right away.  

If you purchase the software now you can run it again later after any additional bugs are corrected. Then make any fine tuning adjustments that are indicated by the revised report.

The software is run online, so if the program is corrected you get all the benefits of software updates that may occur.

You may also rerun SWAMI if you find out additional information (health conditions of relatives, secretor status, ...).


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It's interesting that thiamine is so good for us. People with celiac disease can get deficiencies of thiamine, although the deficiencies people get with gluten problems can vary from person to person. I know that there was a House MD episode where someone had celiac disease. She had terrible mental problems, which turned out to be a severe thiamine deficiency. I started using St. John's Wort earlier this year. Maybe I don't really need it if I get this extra thiamine. I do think St. John's Wort is rather healthy for an A to take, though.


St. Johns Wort did nothing for me but make me feel sleepy. It's supposed to have
anti-viral activity but I got no benefits from it at all for depression.  My mood has
been really great on the Teacher diet. I love my SWAMI.  Wait till you see how
you feel on geno harmonic food combinations.  I love the customization of having
a SWAMI...

Interesting about the thiamine/gluten connection.





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I've been using a SJW that is actually more stimulating than some others; as a result I take 1-2 of the pills rather than the full dose (3). It guarantees a certain amount of hyperforin in addition to the hypericum that's in SJW. Maybe I'll get the SWAMI sooner than later!
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just one day on teacher's supplement and feeling great difference in bloating !!!! do you take supps along with all three meals or just two times?


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just one day on teacher's supplement and feeling great difference in bloating !!!! do you take supps along with all three meals or just two times?


So happy you're feeling better.  That's great news

I take them twice a day with meals.....The bottles are a 30 day supply of pills.


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alright...
just discovered I have calculus [mineralized plaque accumulation].. I had been very careless about my dental health.. this calculus thing had been there for years, and I never realised its seriousness.. I think this is the another link in the baceteria overgrowth chain.. need to work on it now  


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alright...
just discovered I have calculus [mineralized plaque accumulation].. I had been very careless about my dental health.. this calculus thing had been there for years, and I never realised its seriousness.. I think this is the another link in the baceteria overgrowth chain.. need to work on it now  


When I found out that bacteria overgrowth is responsible for bad teeth my life made more sense. My father's did as well. When he grew up he had nearly an ideal Teacher diet for the circumstances, but as soon as red meat and potatoes from the Navy got in his diet his teeth, weight, and health went downhill progressively.

The Teacher diet appears to be amazing for sustaining low overgrowth bacteria, and repairing the intestines. However I think there should be a bacteria taming protocol, especially since the response is almost immediate.

I have been eating cinnamon and yogurt with my choice of nuts/nut butters and honey. I am losing weight like you would not believe and feeling so much less stressed. My dental health seems better as well. My digestion is improving with other beneficials for rebuilding.

I realize I am preaching my own story, but I would never recommend it to anyone else other than a Teacher. Plus I do other things like low amounts of soy to help the process go quicker (even though I think a package of tempeh should be consumed maybe weekly, or some sort of soy, for the amazing benefit it does for filtering, at least for me). I am kicking my need for so much meat this way too! Nuts and nut butters seem to do more for me now. I still think I am allergic to Pecans though haha.
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hi Chole, whenever I sit for eating my lunch and dinner, I face the problem of not able to concentrate on eating.. rather, mind is running here and there... I am eating food, while something else is going on inside my mind.. do you also have same problem?
I found this wonderful link on why mindful eating is required  :
http://www.dadamo.com/wiki/wiki.pl/Pepsin
this article mentions of vagus nerve... more on vagus nerve :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagus_nerve
vagus nerve innervates [stimulates] the stomach and induces gastrointestinal perstalsis.. it innervates the G-cell in the stomach that produces gastrin hormone that further stimulates the production of gastric acid..
so can we say digestion starts in mind?????  


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I need to ask Teachers some questions.

Do any of you have candida?

Or did you ever think you might have?

And are any of you experiencing any die off on the Teacher's Diet?

Reason I'm asking is that I'm starting to feel like my gut is a lot better...but joints
are somewhat worse. I don't want to even consider that it's the dairy....because I know
that die off symptoms from fungal infections/candida/other microorganisms can
cause a lot of aches and pains.

Just wondering now that some of you have done SWAMI for a few weeks, is anyone
noticing any new or strange issues that might relate to die-off of toxins?

First I didn't think I tolerated the cheeses....they stuffed up my sinuses...gave me
a headache...and then suddenly, no sinus problems at all...but this week, achy knees
and hips....I'm eating really well.... very compliant....even eating geno harmonic
food combinations at least 3 times a week...

Just wanted some feedback from newbie Teachers....or newbie SWAMI uses who are Teachers.

Thanks


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I've wondered if I might have mild candidiasis. While I feel better when eating according to the BTD/GTD, I can't say that I've seen any change that I would credit/blame to candidiasis infection or die-off. But I do just feel better in a hard-to-describe way. I'll have to keep on the look-out for the symptoms you describe. Over the summer I didn't stick to the BTD, and just recently got onto the GTD, so we'll see. I have been dealing with a cold and the sinus stuff that hangs on afterward (or so I think -- maybe it's the candida?). If it turns into achy joints, I'll wonder about the candida!


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I've wondered if I might have mild candidiasis. While I feel better when eating according to the BTD/GTD, I can't say that I've seen any change that I would credit/blame to candidiasis infection or die-off. But I do just feel better in a hard-to-describe way. I'll have to keep on the look-out for the symptoms you describe. Over the summer I didn't stick to the BTD, and just recently got onto the GTD, so we'll see. I have been dealing with a cold and the sinus stuff that hangs on afterward (or so I think -- maybe it's the candida?). If it turns into achy joints, I'll wonder about the candida!


Sinus problems can be fungal...and candida related.

http://ibdcrohns.about.com/cs/candida/a/candida.htm

I think the implication is that most Teachers have bacteria overgrowth in their
intestines and that many of our symptoms might have been gut related.  Mine
issues usually wind up in my joints and muscles.  More water and lots of green
tea seems to be helping.



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candida seems to be a problem with all teachers virtually... thats what we teachers do.. lose balance of good and bad bacteria..


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I think I have candida. The reason I did so well on the Explorer diet was because it was so easy to be so very alkaline.

Thinking I was an Explorer due to Candida
Whenever I have switched back to the Teacher diet I lose weight fast and feel real good but then everything stops and reverses. This I believe is due to Candida being expressed larger. I think once I did kick it, maybe, eating like a Teacher but had other problems that scared me away again. I did discover a few things though.


Stuff I think I now know
First I need to feed myself good probiotics. Yogurt and Ghee seem to be doing good. Coconut oil seems good as well. I would not overlook those as a teacher like I did. I did need a fair amount of carbohydrates to get back on track too. However in feeding myself more carbohydrates in the form of rice, along with peanut butter, nuts and cheeses etc... I brought back the candida that was nearly gone from eating like an Explorer very alkaline.

Now I am concentrating on good bacteria, probiotics, and being very alkaline. This so far means.

My plan to solve the problem
Quinoa, very little anything else (an alkaline carbohydrates)

Yogurt the only dairy I eat much of, molds can cause problems with candida and are found in aged cheeses. Yogurt unsweetened is also neutral for alkalinity.

Almonds and chestnuts are the nuts I will stick too, especially for my yogurt mix with honey and cinnamon (I might still keep in walnuts and/or flax seeds though, just omit the peanut butter, add chestnuts).

Good honey is the only sweetener I will use.

Eat lots of fruit (this mostly means dates, but I love apples, hm some pineapple too) with the exception of blueberrys and cranberries in very strong moderation (both are acidifying).

Lots of lemon juice in water.

Tempeh will be a new presence since it is alkalizing (barely).

Things I am watching out for

Coffee while I love the cortisol affect - it puts me on another world - is bad for candida.

Dates are very sugar heavy and can feed candida if you are not alkaline.

Yes it kind of sucks

I love peanut butter and brown rice. I feel like brown rice is the best carbohydrates for me, when it is not feeding candida. I do enjoy cheese on some thing too.
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How do you feel when you eat fresh raspberries, Destroyer? I keep finding I get a lot of nausea, which I feel is from some die-off of candida or perhaps whatever else I might have in my intestines. While it's uncomfortable, I feel it is filling a needed function. Sometimes I get that feeling from pineapple, but not lately.

What about buttermilk? Maybe those cultures would help. I sometimes use it in smoothies.
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I always love rasberries... They have never done anything bad to me. However I have never consumed them while not being alkaline.

Candida would feed on the sugar in them, but not if you are alkaline. They do help with getting alkaline too.

I feel pretty darn good about my intestines at the moment. The two nights before last while sleeping I was really itchy (multiple places) but that was gone last night after eating very alkaline. I think being alkaline does the most for me in this respect because of candida. However yogurt and cinnamon brought down the over bacterial growth so my stomach shrank and my ability to process nuts and fats returned. I will report back on how being alkaline on teacher diet does for me and digestion. The truth is I digested everything but fats best an explorer but I think it was due to alkalinity. I did not however do well with fats or nuts as an explorer and started having all the bacterial overgrowth issues.

I will report back on this if there are any changes.
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Well, for me, I seem to get die off symptoms, and I am stimulated to "go" just as I am with pineapple. I don't know that what is being killed is candida, as we can have too much uphelpful bacteria and also parasites.

I think I am pretty alkaline, whereas my husband seems acidic. I am basing this on the smell of our sweat, I guess.

The rice I've been making is brown basmati. I figure it must be the lowest glycemic of brown rices. I do think quinoa is great.
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General rules for alkaline foods.

All meat is not alkaline. Eggs are not alkaline unless it is just egg yolk poached or raw. No grains are alkaline except the exception of amaranth, quinoa, and millet all in grain form (acidic when flour). All nuts are acidic with the exceptions of almonds, chestnuts, fresh coconut, and Pignolias. Unless sprouted then seeds are acidic. All dairy is acidic with the exception of fresh unsalted butter (I am sure Ghee is alkaline or neutral). Coffee is acidic. White vinegar is very acidic.

All vegetables are alkaline. All fruit are alkaline with the exception of blueberry, cranberry, plums and prunes. Soy, Lima, Peas, Snap, Green, and String beans are alkaline everything else is acidic. All oils are neutral except olive is slightly alkaline. Fruit and vegetable juices along with tea are alkaline. Spices are alkaline except mustard and nutmeg.

Do not feel limited it is all up to you to control portions, not just eat alkaline

As long as you consume more alkaline things than acidic you will be alkaline. The idea is not to surpass Turkey, Fish, or most nuts and beans. The idea is to just consume more alkaline things.

Dr. D already has portions for this, 4-5 cups of vegetables a day, and at least three servings of fruit. On top of that as teachers we can eat soy and lots of almond/almond butter. We can eat lots of Quinoa too! The diet has it built in. However if you are like me, you might have trouble with portions a little bit day to day so you may want to think about increases the alkaline content. I will still eat fish and turkey, and some brown rice bread but will concentrate on mostly quinoa, soy, and almonds.

Do not judge with sweat

I could be extremely alkaline but my sweat would smell bad and be heavy if I ate ice cream, for example.
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Dr Andrew weil "Natural health, Natural medicine " Page 271 - 'Candida is a wonderful example of a fashionable disease....Ten years from now, it may be out of fashion'


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has any teacher ever tried white vinegar and found it good?


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Well, not to be gross, but if there were a really hot/humid night and my husband I were sweating, you would find my side of the bed would be "sweet" and my husband's would be "sour." Another reason I feel our pH levels are different is because bugs love to bite me and they don't bite my husband much.

Have you taken the spit test for candida, Destroyer? That is one way to track it.

While doing the Teacher diet, I am finding so much benefit in terms of my intestines seeming to heal as opposed to previously having gotten distended, bloated, painful, and with symptoms of diverticulitis when I mistakenly did the Explorer diet. Those cheeses were totally wrong for me. But the process takes time. I'm just going with the flow and working to keep faithful to the lists and the servings, sticking mainly with superfoods and diamonds. At first I was definitely eating more fat than I should, so I am keeping an eye on that.

I'm going to get the SWAMI in the near future, I hope, so I can tailor the diet more to me. I do feel like I'm a classic Teacher, particularly in terms of the fact that I have already had cancer and have recently begun having worsening digestive problems, but who knows what SWAMI will say! The range of proteins seem right for me as I feel better when I get plenty of animal protein, but I can also feel worse when those proteins aren't the right ones. Also, I know that the A diet with less emphasis on protein made me feel on the weak side, but not having any soy in my diet on the Explorer diet wasn't good either. So it feels good to get a combo of soy, eggs, cheese, fish, and poultry in the amounts that are recommended.

I seem to feel much better without any vinegar in my diet, kawaikx15. I know ER4YT doesn't recommend fermented foods for A types, but Chloe has pickle juice--as from brined pickles--as one of her genoharmonic foods. I'm not drawn to fermented foods--except I do like wine and yogurt.
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DoS,
here again, we need to determine the acid /alkaline content of food, depending on BT physiology.
this as well isn t a one size fit all.....
what seems acidic to you might be alkaline to a different BT s diggestive system.


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vinegar is toxic for teachers.....


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I am waiting for my SWAMI to arrive to tell me personally what is good what is bad..I found right4eu.com slow in dispatching the stuff..

I feel my digestive system is very poor in breaking down protein stuff and produces lot of methane gas in that process   which is so unpleasant to pass   I would not blame candida all the time. I am strictly on teachers diet for past 4 months now.. But methyl gas production has not reduced..

Any other teacher has the same problem?


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slow?
try http://www.mybloodtypestore.com/ and wait a while longer!!


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Have you taken the spit test for candida, Destroyer? That is one way to track it.


What is the spit test?

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lola are you from right4eu.com   sorry if I offended you, do send my stuff


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just received my SWAMI.. lola you are great.. what an instant delivery !!!!  


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White vinegar makes me depressed. Apple cider is fine however it seems.

When I do the explorer diet my intestines seem ok somewhat but become fat intolerant after they build up bacteria.

I too benefit a lot in energy with animal protein. I have to eat lots of vegetables and fruit at the same time but it does have an affect that vegetables and fruit alone do not!

Lola those are from the Alkalize or Die book. I think in general they hold pretty true. Also Dr. D's recommendations of portions would hold them to be pretty true too. Simply to say Dr. D. clearly recommends more vegetables and fruit than anything else, daily. I do believe some different foods have affects in different ways for alkalinity, but the general idea seems right, and the general foods work with all the GTD in mind.
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http://www.adhdrelief.com/CandidaTest.html

This describes the spit test. You might find it mentioned on this site as well.

Yes, as Lola says, I don't think a given food reacts the same in each blood type.
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Hello Fellow Teachers,

I too have only just recently converted to teacherhood after switching between Warrior and Explorer for over 3 months. It seems as though when I measure my fingers with my palms upright it became apparent that my ring finger on my right hand was longer by over 2 mm. The strange thing is that when I use the method suggested by the book, measuring from the webbing, they come out equal.

Unfortunately for me I have due to my misdiagnosis gained about 3 to 4 kilos in the last 3 months. In alI fairness to the GT diet, I have been unable to exercise for about 5 weeks due to being inundated with work. I was wondering if anyone has still managed to lose weight woithout excercise? Or is combination of GT diet and excercise an absolute must for weight loss.

On a completely different and yet important topic. Does anyone know whether hydroponic vegetables are to be avoided. Nowadays it is really hard to find lettuce that is not hydroponically grown.
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those are fine!
if you want to get the swami, you can have it compute your genotype, inputting all the right measures and data!


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I am waiting for my SWAMI to arrive to tell me personally what is good what is bad..I found right4eu.com slow in dispatching the stuff..

I feel my digestive system is very poor in breaking down protein stuff and produces lot of methane gas in that process   which is so unpleasant to pass   I would not blame candida all the time. I am strictly on teachers diet for past 4 months now.. But methyl gas production has not reduced..

Any other teacher has the same problem?


Sometimes getting rid of the bad bacteria isn't enough.  Replacing the good
bacteria is necessary.

Are you aware that you'd be able to get a more customized Teacher specific probiotics combination (good bacteria) from taking the Teacher Activator supplement:

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, lactobacillus plantaru, Lactobacillus bulgaricus: These probiotics and healthy yeast strains enhance proper microbial balance in the digestive tract and help remove metabolic toxins and endproducts of excess bacterial overgrowth.

It's found here:

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GT3ACT




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Well, last Friday, I woke up *********extremely********** dizzy -- so much so that I was actually nauseated almost all day, and threw up a few times when I moved my head too quickly. It started easing up when I started eating food [no, I'm not pregnant -- everybody has asked me that], but really only went away when I started massaging my neck, and it finally got gone when my husband got home from work and really rubbed my neck. Was that candida die-off settling in my neck joints? or was it sitting at the computer too much and getting a stiff neck? Who knows.

I did the spit test several months ago, and it was nearly clear, with just a tiny amount of speckles in it -- whereas my husband's was really gross, with everything they said *might* come up if you have candidiasis. (Speaking of which -- is that something a husband and wife might pass back and forth, either through casual or intimate touch? Because I'm sure he has it, and if he could give it to me, then even if I tested "clear" before, I could get it now. Of course, he's thought he had candida well before we got married and never did anything about it, so if I could get it from him, I would have likely gotten it from him years ago.) But I ought to pay more attention to the acid/alkaline thing and see if I can get that in line.


@Ffantazsia -- the spit test is... first thing in the morning, spit into a glass with room-temperature bottled water in it. If you have candida, your spit will look gross -- speckled, or stringy (like "legs" hanging down), or cloudy. My husband's was all three of those when we did it, while mine was basically clear.


A married to an O with two children, A & O

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae, lactobacillus plantaru, Lactobacillus bulgaricus: These probiotics and healthy yeast strains enhance proper microbial balance in the digestive tract and help remove metabolic toxins and endproducts of excess bacterial overgrowth.


Using brewer's yeast daily is also good.


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Destroyer, did you establish for sure that you are a Teacher? I think at some point you had a question mark.
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I have an idea. I will let all of you GenoType me. I am A(-) (been double checked).

Measurements
Torso > Legs (if I lost all the fat on my body it might be even, but I am not sure about reversing)

Upper Leg > Lower Leg (tried measuring this to get it to change, it really is what it is)

L&R Ring Finger > L&R Index Finger (could measure it a million times any way you want, it will always be that)

Strength Test
#1. Caffine when I was a child bothered me more, now it just makes falling asleep a little difficult even if I have three strong cups in the evening (might make other things happen though).

#2. I do not know of any cognitive diseases.

#3. My grandpa has heart issues and his brother has diabetes. My grandpa typed out as a Teacher or Explorer and he really looks more like an Explorer. He also is chemical sensitive and responds extremely well to lots of fruit juice and juicing vegetables. He said he felt best on vegetables, grains aside from wheat, and some meat. However he has not lived like that in a long time. He loves to change perceptions! Also muscular with a very broad head.

#4. My brother had cancer at 1 years old, and my grandma had bowel cancer that eventually killed her. My other Grandma has battled candida at least once from what I know.

#5. My dad has Crohn's, considers himself to be somewhat chemical sensitive, and have allergies. However all those things did not develop until he started to regularly eat red meat, potatoes, etc, away from his childhood almost vegetarian diet. As children him and his brothers might get a cold or something but that was about it they where healthy and lean. He also never gained weight until after the military. Basically everything speaks towards an overgrowth of bacteria. His teeth also did not get bad till later in life, again a bacteria thing probably at culprit. He is the only one I know of with an autoimmune problem.


Finger prints. I have nothing but loops.

#6. I have white lines. Wheat does make me hungry but I think that is due to candida perhaps, and the white lines due to lectins perhaps. My father has a problem with wheat, again I think it did not develop until he began to regularly consume red meat though. (bacterial issues)

#7. Yes they are all loops.

#8. No they all match.

#9. No, normal old righty.

#10. My knees touch, maybe in part due to low arches which are building up but under too much fat. If I was skinny I might have clear gaps between my legs, my body is sort of wide, not real wide, but wider than an AB tall Nomad ectomorph that could almost blow away in the wind.

#11. No large openings but hey I am overweight.

#12. You can see one tendon for 3 inches really clearly. However if I start to move my hand around you see more. You see them on my neck big time, at my elbows, etc, but I am overweight so they are not super clear. I am WAY THE HELL MORE SINEWY than my Gatherer roommate.

#13. Yes I have shoveling teeth.

#14. No no extra molar cusp that I can detect.

Body Type
Well I can easily touch my Thumb and middle finger, if not overlap a little.

I am sort of a meso-ecto I think. If not then I am ecto. I have muscle, clearly, but my limbs are not thick like my mesomorph friends at all and my muscle pertains primarily to things I have developed. I have a big chest and and my pelvic bone pokes out a little toward the front on the two top parts.

I have a square jaw shape (close to 90)

From what I can tell I have an ideal hip to waist ratio. My waist might be a tad smaller than hip.

Elongated head

According to the online quiz thing I might be a super taster. I am at least a taster for sure. Broccoli and black strap molasses are bitter. Black strap is too bitter for me to enjoy straight. I need to get some food dye to try the counting thing.


Strength test


GT3 Strength test = 14 (maybe 19 with prop test)

GT4 Strength test = 8 (maybe 13 with prop test, or does the caffine thing count? it only makes it hard to go to sleep, that would be 13, and maybe 18 with prop test)

History etc

As a child the only sickness I ever got besides some annoying nose bleeds was sinus infections, mostly ear infections. The colds and flue happened. I never had any serious problems except they threatened to take out my tonsils once.

Chemicals... as a child for awhile smoking bothered me a lot but I seem over that now. I can be around it, not enjoy it, even smoke several, and get nothing but a little flem at most. Non-natural laundry detergents do make me itch, but Teachers are also sensitive on the skin, that can be me!

Allergies, you bet! They use to bug me a lot. Although as of more late they do not do much at all. The started to come back when eating like an Explorer for awhile, and the infections. However it all seems related to Candida, which I probably have had since a small child. I was diagnosed as allergic to dairy for a long time. Eventually I started to be able to handle it better. However any type of cream or milk can make me drenched in sweat if I get remotely hot. The last two hikes I have been on I had a little problem with that, but I think it might be due to having trouble digesting vegetable protein.

I use to pound wheat products. There was nothing I loved more than bread. I ate lots of red meat too. I was real overweight in high school. I tried the Atkins and lost all the muscle on my body. I am not sure I lost much if any fat at all. I did not eat like any vegetables, but was happy to lose weight. My parents talked me out of it due to the appearance of blood.

Stress destroys me and my body. I do not lose weight, my muscle get screwed up and I get micro tearing in my heels. I do like Yoga and Pilates. As a child I was pretty flexible, I mean not extremely, but decently. My upper body is still very flexible. My legs are getting better especially with Omega 3, fish, alkaline, and no red meat.

Coffee has a strong affect sometimes in that it relaxes me and makes me kind of care free (cortisol, Type A thing).

Comparison between GT3 and GT4

GT3: I love love love to have certain types of artistic creation. It changes my life and makes it good. Unfortunately drawing rarely has that affect unless it is for special people in my life. Being creative (hard to feel that way a lot of the time, Candida I think) makes me just feel amazing. I am not short though, is 6' to 6'1" moderate? I look at things calmly when I am calm and feel well. My childhood fits the Teacher to a T with infections. I am pretty good at collecting lots of data and analyzing stuff, myself and dad are mechanically inclined, good trouble shooters (meta-analysis). The problem areas for a teacher, the first paragraph could not describe me more.

GT4: I am pretty sure I have above average intelligence! (giving myself that one no matter what) I am RH (-). I think I would of developed diabetes by now if I could have it. I have eaten way more that enough sugar and bad stuff in my life. I do have Spanish influence in my blood line. I love to think outside the box (but maybe to be creative, not so much I am just "different"). I am a little asymmetrical but no where near anyone else that is that I have seen. No one would ever think I am. One nipple is a little different from the other, a mole on one side of the face. Everything on my face does no line up 100% but very close. I have one eye that has a stigma, lightly these days. my rib cage and pelvic bone are not small, but everything other than my feet certain is not big. My shoulder have bones that stick out the back towards the side when standing still (really ectomorphy). All blood test for everything have always shown me to be healthy, no blood count problems or anything.














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Can someone tell me about the "palm upward" way of measuring finger length? I've searched and searched, but didn't find anything. The search function of this site ...  




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Another way of measuring is to start with your hand palm up.  Line the ruler up with the line on the finger crease and then look to the tip to find the finger length.


I was measured back in TN this way by Dr C


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I have an idea. I will let all of you GenoType me. I am A(-) (been double checked).

Measurements
Torso > Legs (if I lost all the fat on my body it might be even, but I am not sure about reversing)

Upper Leg > Lower Leg (tried measuring this to get it to change, it really is what it is)

L&R Ring Finger > L&R Index Finger (could measure it a million times any way you want, it will always be that)


Secretor makes you a teacher.




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I have not been tested for secreter status, I just leave my shield that way based on what GTD diet I am on because it looks nice   .

I just got some Brewer's Yeast supplement. After taking it at the store (yes I can swallow stuff dry, large horse pills sometimes) I found on my bike ride home feeling VERY relaxed all of a sudden. Now I feel relaxed and I could pretty much feel it move through my gut. I could flatulate later, who knows, but seriously it like moved through me! I hope that was sort of the missing bacteria that I needed to digest protein better (in vegetable form, non-green). Too much meat just does not seem like the answer. I got some beets on the stove too! They always make me feel like a champ.
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Does any teacher have problem with Aluminum toxicity? I have been using aluminum utensils all my life. Today, on advice of Dr Andrew Weil, I switched to stainless steel..


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http://home.earthlink.net/~joannefstruve/_wsn/page3.html

Just thought I'd share a list of aluminum toxicity symptoms because without being tested,
kawaikx15, I'm not sure any of us would know if we were having a problem.


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Does any teacher have problem with Aluminum toxicity? I have been using aluminum utensils all my life. Today, on advice of Dr Andrew Weil, I switched to stainless steel..


Start cooking with cilantro, supposedly it helps clear heavy metals.
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I love love love cilantro. I use it every day.

Here's some recipes and information.
http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/detox/cilantro.htm


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great article chole..
cilantro and metal toxicity   can you throw some more light on it


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it s an effective metal chelator......less invasive

here are more threads on chelation and cilantro
http://www.google.com/custom?q.....itesearch=dadamo.com


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I think Teacher sounds like it fits better than Explorer and it would be more likely for you to be a secretor. Of course without that info, we're just guessing. I guess you could also look at the foods that Teachers get that Explorers don't and vice versa. For example, Explorers shouldn't have soy, almonds or peanuts, dates, eggs, yogurt, cinnamon, and vanilla, to name a few, and beef if neutral for them. It seems like beef isn't so neutral for you (nor me) and you do well on the foods I listed (as do I). So, really, it seemed odd to have to limit those and also odd to not have to care whether I ate beef, when I was on the diet. Also, the Explorer can have even white rice, tapioca, and so many more sweeteners than the Teacher. That also didn't seem right for me. How was that for you? One food I started to have problems with in larger quantities was ricotta cheese. It started to make me feel sickened. All the while, I began feeling less well and my digestion became more messed up.

Maybe your problems stem from your time as an Explorer and you need to give yourself time working with the Teacher diet with all its variety to reap its benefits. Since I have spent so many years trying to impose rules on myself, combining his program with that, I am using this diet on its own and trying to UNLEARN all the rules that have gotten me in the messed up state I ended up in. Of course following the Explorer diet didn't help, but the problems were really already there to be exacerbated.

Wow, I'm impressed you can eat brewer's yeast straight, Destroyer! I find the taste SOOOOOO REPULSIVE! I thought that might make me a supertaster, but I'm a taster. I mix it with drinks and yogurt with carob.
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They are pills, the brewer's yeast. Now nutritional yeast I could easily eat a spoonful of!

The foods I do really well with on the Explorer list are the detox fruit. The vegetables are very easy for me to enjoy too, like Kohlrabi. I love lamb but obviously red meat gives me that bacterial overgrowth.

The ricotta actually may of been responsible for me feeling like I had more regular digestion. However with the switch to Ghee also, and the bacteria increase it may of done nothing. I always felt like I should limit it though, and only ate it when I felt like I was not digesting well. Even on the Teacher diet I do not feel care-free with dairy. I think it is influencing my sinus infection that is very pestering. I think it might be lingering because I am losing weight fast, or so it seems, and my metabolism is through the roof. I guess candida could be contributing to the situation though.

I am doing better with some foods that were questionable on the Teacher diet, after taking brewer's yeast. Dates are one of them. They can still give me a little of a head rush at certain times.
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It's interesting and encouraging for me to note that there is such a large number of Teachers with negative blood types, non sinewy and non andric like myself.

Aside from the negative bloodtype, I originally genotyped myself as an Explorer due to my Basque ancestry, mentioned in the book as the origin of Explorers.

Just wanted to ask a couple of quick questions.

Would whole meal or whole grain breads be a neutral for teachers?

There is a probiotic drink called Yakult. Would anyone know if this is good for Teachers?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakult

On the Avatar preferences there is a choice of type 1 or type 2. Could someone kindly explain the difference?

Thanks

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Would whole meal or whole grain breads be a neutral for teachers?


read ingredients always, or make your own type focaccia breads using compliant whole grains from your list.

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There is a probiotic drink called Yakult.


again read ingredients.....
the yakult down here is full of questionable sweetener so always check....
you might want to look into polyflora for your type


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Anything with cream, or milk in it that is not fermented or unpasteurized would be a BAD IDEA TO CONSUME. Stay away from probiotic things like that. Stick with yogurt, brewer's yeast, ghee, and honey (prebiotic I guess). However as I found out those are slightly temporary in some cases. The introduction of them is what is the most important, but sometimes continuing use has a good affect. For me my Swami recommends yogurt highly, which is good because I like to eat it a lot, with peanut butter (diamond as well for me), and some fruit (blueberry and cranberry diamonds, dried kind for yogurt).

I am sinewy. I am just overweight and have a big chest, wide pelvic bone. I wonder if my lungs and heart are more powerful, I would be willing to bet they are a little above normal. I have a capacity for running and some things like that beyond a lot of Hunters and Nomads, I mean leave them in the dust! The situation really varies though, I am better at some things and not at others. A slight incline on a hill with a bike I will rock their world. (no idea why, had a previously pro level bike racer drop back off me before and I was fat)


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It's interesting and encouraging for me to note that there is such a large number of Teachers with negative blood types, non sinewy and non andric like myself.



I'm rh positive, non andric and non sinewy. I wonder how many Teachers fit this
profile.






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wow its great to know about chelation and cilantro...  


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great article chole..
cilantro and metal toxicity   can you throw some more light on it


http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/chris/2006/02/19/cilantro_chelation_that_can_save_your_life.htm



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but tell me something, chelation is all about taking just metals out of the body or minerals/metals both ?

what I read and understood is that , few organic atoms bind with minerals/metals atoms, activate immune system to 'diffuse' them and flush them out of the body...

is there any possibility of overdoing chelation and flushing out essential minerals/metals out of the body?


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I'm rh positive, non andric and non sinewy. I wonder how many Teachers fit this
profile.


I have a feeling it is more common among women. I have met a few women that I am pretty sure are Teachers and several of them appear to not be andric or sinewy. In fact even the andric ones are not too sinewy.



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I see a great similarity between Genotype classification of the body and Ayurveda [ancient indian science of healing] classification. Ayurveda, centuries ago, classified body as one of the 6 types or doshas [3 main doshas and 3 subtypes made up of a combination of doshas]. Vata, Pitta, kapha, Vata-pitta, Vata-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha.
It could be like this :
Vata - teachers
pitta - hunter
Kapha - gatherer
Vata-kapha - nomad
Vata-pitta - explorer
pitta-kapha - warrior


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if this theory holds true, identifying teachers is very easy. Teachers [vata dosha] tend to have an 'airy' mind. one moment i am thinking of something, another moment thinking of completely different. mind that moves swiftly and fast like air. lack of concentration due to excess of air element in the body. teachers tend to have nervous system disorders, due to overuse. In ayurveda, it is said that the root cause of all digestive problems is the nervous system disorders. Serotonin could be the possible 'connection' between brain and digestive system. 90% of the total serotonin made in brain is found in colon !!! It could be that any mood swing in the brain affects the serotonin level in the colon.
"Serotonin in the gut plays a role in peristalsis, smooth muscle contraction and mucosal secretions." from DIGESTIVE WELLNESS by lipnski

check out this link to know more about vata type people :
http://www.ayurbalance.com/explore_vata.htm

in my understanding, vata type people tends to have low serotonin levels.
http://www.webmd.com/depression/features/serotonin-9-questions-and-answers


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but tell me something, chelation is all about taking just metals out of the body or minerals/metals both ?

what I read and understood is that , few organic atoms bind with minerals/metals atoms, activate immune system to 'diffuse' them and flush them out of the body...

is there any possibility of overdoing chelation and flushing out essential minerals/metals out of the body?


Cilantro and other natural nutrients that assist in chelation of heavy metals appears to be safe.

http://web.mac.com/medicalveritas/iWeb/Sanctuary%20Cancer%20Clinic/Natural%20Chelation.html



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in basic ayurveda web articles and books, you will see mentioning of only 3 types of bodies vata, pitta, kapha.
but in Advance level books, classification is widened and 6 types of bodies, like I said before, are mentioned..


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is it possible that low serotonin level, could hamper the transmission of nerves from one part to another part of the brain and Teacher get 'stuck' with one mood [frequently bad] ?


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read the teacher monograph up in NAP
http://www.4yourtype.com/teacher.asp


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I'm rh positive, non andric and non sinewy. I wonder how many Teachers fit this
profile.






That's me! Most **definitely* non-andric! (which is good, being female)


A married to an O with two children, A & O

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Me too. I am non-andric nor am I sinewy--although at my ideal weight, I might have some wrist tendons showing. I also have a long face and am a "pear."

My mother always said she has "sturdy" legs--and so do I. She is built quit a bit like me, but I tend to gain more in the front and back (eg, thighs) whereas she might get a little wider. She is an O--but really, we are quite similar in build. She is also artistic to some degree and likes yoga--but she sees no point to the tai chi they teach at her assisted living place.
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Katsy and Chandon, I share your same body type...but consider that this is the first
time in our lives, we've had the opportunity to be eating as Teachers....so perhaps
in time, our bodies are going to change to fit the physical and emotional profile of a more balanced Teacher.

And kawalkx15, the same principle might apply to your theory of low serotonin levels hampering the brains of Teachers and getting us "stuck" in a low mood.  We have
the potential for seeing more positive emotional changes that more closely resemble
a balanced Teacher as we keep eating this way and re-set our genetics.




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Chandon your mother sounds like a Gatherer.
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I'm still new to the teachers diet so I'd like to ask a couple of questions if I may.

Firstly with ghee. It's listed in the oils and fats as 3 to 6 times a week and in the dairy section as "as desired". Which on is right? And does this mean that if I have a tablespoon of ghee in the morning I have then had my daily oil allowance or can I still have a table spoon of olive oil on top of the ghee?

With Honey being a diamond in the condiments and additives it is to be "used as needed". Would 4 table spoons of honey a day be too much?

Lastly we use a breadmaker to make our own bread. There are 2 ingredients that I am having trouble substituting. I am asked to use 2 1/2 table spoons of sugar. I know I can use honey but the bread doesn't seem to rise as much (maybe I should add more bakers yeast than required as it is a superfood), I use brown sugar which I know is a toxin but I rightly or wrongly think to myself, Oh well its  2 1/2 tablespoons but the loaf with last me a week so it's not so bad?

I also have to use some kind of milk powder with the mix. I used to use whey protein powder when I was an explorer/warrior. I now have 2 1/2 tablespoon of just plain whey powder. I wonder if there is a difference between whey powder and whey protein powder? Does anyone know of any other powder subtitue for the bread mix?
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ghee errata
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PROBLEM

These foods are listed under 'Fats and Oils'

STATUS

Fixed. Foods have been moved to 'Dairy category'


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So I guess that means I can have my ghee and Olive oil on the same day. Thanks.
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Would 4 table spoons of honey a day be too much?


common sense ......if high blood sugar levels or overweight, you might want to consume less.....




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by bakers yeast, brewer s yeast is the one to use, not the yeast used for baking bread......there is a difference.

the yeast used for baking is different.


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Brewer's yeast is made from a one-celled fungus called Saccharomyces cerevisiae and is used in making beer. It also can be grown specifically to make nutritional supplements. Brewer's yeast is a rich source of minerals -- particularly chromium, an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels; selenium; protein; and the B-complex vitamins. It tastes bitter and should not be confused with baker's yeast, nutritional yeast, or torula yeast; all those types of yeast are low in chromium. Brewer's yeast has been used for years as a nutritional supplement.


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common sense ......if high blood sugar levels or overweight, you might want to consume less.....




This is interesting because I find honey has next to no affect on blood sugar for me. It might feed my candida more however.

Now eating carbohydrates however can have much larger affect. They can raise my blood sugar but also feed and spawn more candida too if consumed too much without strong counter active things like veggies and fruit. Fruit sometimes can influence it if I have been eating meat, but never actually raise it by itself.

The glycemic factor in Teachers seems to have nothing to do with calories or amount of sugar, but rather how it will interact with the body/illness. At least that is my finding so far. It is not just due to my body but rather the people that are Teachers and find it is impossible to gain weight.
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On the book I have bakers yeast as being a diamond for teachers. I was able to get Brewers yeast tablets online. Should be here soon. Are you suggesting that I use Brewers yeast instead of Bakers yeast for bread making Lola? Will that work?

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Steamed Swiss Chard
Grilled Tuna Stake
Dressed with Garlic and Olive Oil

Brie Cheese on Rice Cakes

YUMMYYYYYYY

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On the book I have bakers yeast as being a diamond for teachers. I was able to get Brewers yeast tablets online. Should be here soon. Are you suggesting that I use Brewers yeast instead of Bakers yeast for bread making Lola? Will that work?


No, don't do that!  Do as you originally planned, bakers yeast in the bread and brewers/nutritional as a supplement/seasoning.  All are superfoods for teachers.


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the bakers yeast for bread baking is the one to use for bread baking.
the bakers yeast mentioned in the food lists should also read brewers,
cause some people call brewer s, baker s yeast indistinctly....

nutritional yeast has it s own rating.

so to answer your question, do not bake using brewers yeast and do not add the yeast you use for baking, in your smoothie, or for making your faux compliant marmite spread.....
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?496


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Is nutritional yeast and brewers yeast completely different?


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baker's yeast is used for leavening. Brewer's years has a bitter hops flavor. Nutritional yeast is similar to brewer's yeast, but not as bitter because it is grown on molasses, that is the reason for it s unique sweetness.

brewers is plain and bitter tasting, and that is the one I sprinkle on salads and use as faux parmesan in dishes.....(that is the one appearing in my swami list exclusively as yeast, baker)

pls do not use the instant yeast used for baking or any form of baking yeast for a supplement.....only bake bread with that!!

yeast, baker should also read brewer not to confuse people.


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The glycemic factor in Teachers seems to have nothing to do with calories or amount of sugar, but rather how it will interact with the body/illness.


and the fact that you are 23 and find it is impossible to gain weight.


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Actually it was the opposite for me. However I am demanding so even if I am losing weight it can never be fast enough.

Although at the moment I seem to be losing weight. I also eat way more peanut butter and almond butter than recommended.

If I eat five pieces of brown rice bread I feel great and lose weight initially but then the candida becomes a problem because it has not been dealt with and then prevented from re-occurring through intestinal bacterial balancing.
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I have lost 5 pounds in the past week on a glycemic-modified Teacher diet.




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I have lost 5 pounds in the past week on a glycemic-modified Teacher diet.


Great job!  

So what did your glycemic modified Teacher diet look like?  Did you leave out grains
or fruits?  


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So what did your glycemic modified Teacher diet look like?  Did you leave out grains or fruits?  


Yes, pretty much.

In May-June 2008, I tried several weeks of ignoring the glycemic index and carb counts on the Type A BTD.

By the end of that experiment my blood sugar was all over the place. I was lucky my best friend, who was living with us at the time, was an RN. Twice she came home to find me in a hypoglycemic stupor after eating a normal carb meal. My blood sugar was 30 on both occasions.

The other night I ate grains with dinner and experienced a frightening hypo episode about 1.5 hours later.

I am trying not to become an out-of-control diabetic like my mother and sister.




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  I see that rice syrup is an avoid for us. Can we use brown rice syrup, or is it the same?


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read the ingredients used to create the syrup.....if all check and brown rice as well, then it would be ok.....

syrup is extra concentrated sugar, don t forget!


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   Yes, but it's not white or brown sugar, which is an avoid for me. I'm just trying to figure out what sweetners I can use to experiment baking with. I have been a sugarholic all my life and I am a baker. So, it's saying alot for me to give up the white and brown.


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Sucanat does not seem to be as bad even though it is still from cane suger plant. I use honey, and maybe barley malt will work.
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http://www.google.com/custom?q.....itesearch=dadamo.com
on sucanat

agave or vegetable glycerine are worth looking into for sweet subs


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   I have honey, barley malt, agave and glycerine.  


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I found out that, like Chloe, I'm not quite as cheese-worthy a Teacher now that I have my SWAMI Xpress diet! I lost most blue cheese except Gorgonzola, for one. I'm down to 8 superfood cheeses only 4 times a week. My fish servings went up to 5, and my carbs servings went down to 3 or 4 depending on whether I compute "Best" or "Normal." For "Best" the serving size is now 1/4 cup for grains.

My Teacher percentage was 41%. I thought I might end up with a higher percentage, and my genoharmonic relationships emphasize enhancement of histone acetylation effects.

This weekend I went away to a retreat where they served vegetarian food (lacto-ovo), although we went out to dinner both nights. I was able to easily choose things on my diet, including some soy, and get a lot of vegetables. Plus eating out, I ate fish. It was a good way to transition into my updated Teacher plan.
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Chandon your mother sounds like a Gatherer.


That's quite possible. That diet is meant to be rather low glycemic, and I know my mother has some real issues with getting addicted to sugar. She is also "exercise challenged." I feel that way too!
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Chandon....Once you imput all your info on the SWAMI, how long does it take to get your diet?


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You get it right away. It's really quick. It can take a while to do all your measuring. I ran the diet before I went away, but knew that I wanted to change the answers to a couple of questions and then also input info about my teeth, since my husband looked at them. I reran it and quickly got an updated diet. Plus you can easily switch the type of recommendation you want for servings.
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   I ordered mine on Tuesday. Guess I should be getting it any day now. I'm so excited to see what it tells me!


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I found out that, like Chloe, I'm not quite as cheese-worthy a Teacher now that I have my SWAMI Xpress diet! I lost most blue cheese except Gorgonzola, for one. I'm down to 8 superfood cheeses only 4 times a week. My fish servings went up to 5, and my carbs servings went down to 3 or 4 depending on whether I compute "Best" or "Normal." For "Best" the serving size is now 1/4 cup for grains.

My Teacher percentage was 41%. I thought I might end up with a higher percentage, and my genoharmonic relationships emphasize enhancement of histone acetylation effects.

This weekend I went away to a retreat where they served vegetarian food (lacto-ovo), although we went out to dinner both nights. I was able to easily choose things on my diet, including some soy, and get a lot of vegetables. Plus eating out, I ate fish. It was a good way to transition into my updated Teacher plan.


My geno harmonic relationships emphasize nutrients that enhance gene methylation (which increases the fidelity of my gene's ability to make good quality copies of itself).

Also if I hit "best" I get very little grains too.  I tried eating more grains from
the "Normal" printout for a week as portions were higher for grains but I felt really rotten.  Easily bloated and digestion isn't good... I'm not good on a lot of grains.
So choosing "best" was the better option for me.




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I got spinach, apples, bell peppers, and chicken as neutral foods and asparagus as a superfood. Hazelnuts, safflower, and sunflower seeds are now superfoods. I don't think I've ever eaten safflower seeds. Plums, prunes, watermelon, and cantaloupe are now superfoods. Also red wine is a superfood! Also, tomato is now permanently a toxin, but chocolate became a black dot food. Also, white rice products are now neutral and some additional sweeteners are neutral, plus sugar is a black dot toxin. So, I see to have a little more versatility, especially when it comes to eating out. A whole bunch of cheeses either dropped to neutral or became black dot toxins, but feta jumped up to being a superfood. I can even have soy milk as a neutral now instead of a black dot. All red meats are in the toxin column. My fruit servings went up to 4, plus I have more choices among fruits. I have to say, I don't mind the changes, but knowing tomato is truly bad for me is a little depressing. The thing is, though, is that tomato (especially concentrated forms) seems harsh to me, just as chili peppers and vinegar do, so it's not really a big surprise. I have to study the genoharmonic foods.

It's really fun to see what you get. It's also nice shopping for new things. I picked up some yellow plums this weekend, since they are in season. Switching from diet to diet so quickly does make it challenging to remember what are the right foods to eat. We do get a little card for shopping, so that should help.
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Also if I hit "best" I get very little grains too.  I tried eating more grains from
the "Normal" printout for a week as portions were higher for grains but I felt really rotten.  Easily bloated and digestion isn't good... I'm not good on a lot of grains.
So choosing "best" was the better option for me.


I am thinking that if I am eating more fruit, I won't have as much appetite for grains. Plus beans provide a lot of carbs too. I know that this weekend I didn't eat a lot of grains; I think knowing the range will be helpful and I can try to lean toward the lower end.


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I was surprised to discover today while looking at the advaced calculators on page 290 of the book, that even if my upper legs were longer than my lower legs I would still be a Teacher regardless of secretor status. I was happy to notice that because it was the only other measurement I was not sure of.

At the same time I have been noticing that my sleep has been very broken lately. I'm beginning to realize that I might be sensitive to caffeine after all. I can sleep but not as deeply. Before I had my secretor results I conducted a coffee experiment. I had a tea spoon and a half worth of coffee with milk only an hour before bed time and I was not able to sleep for about 3 to 4 hours after that. This was one of the other reasons I was so convinced I was an Explorer. I really would love to find out whether other teachers would be able to sleep after conducting the same experiment and whether the quality of sleep is affected in any way.

Aside from that, before the GT diet I only drank decaf coffee for more than 6 or so years. I have been drinking regular coffee only for about a month during my transition as a warrior and now as a Teacher, and it has probably been accumulating in my system. I happen to know that coffee does makes you retain water and so will give you wrong readings when you weigh yourself.

It also makes me snappy and shortens my fuse. Something that I didn't have while I was on decaf. So the decision has been made, Teacher or no Teacher coffee is out for me. Back to decaf.

I'm probably somekind of Explorer/Teacher hybrid. I would really love to hear from others about how coffee affects them. Can Warriors really drink it all day and not be affected in any way?

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I'm very sensitive to caffeine too and that led me to be convinced I was an Explorer too--plus some incorrect measuring. With my SWAMI, I lost both coffee and black tea--both are full avoids now.
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Jumari and Chandon, I am also intolerant to caffeine. I lost coffee and
black tea when I entered I was caffeine sensitive in my SWAMI.  I also thought I was an Explorer.  Just that  I'm rh positive, right handed and  a secretor.... so these things didn't fit the Explorer.

It's possible we have many characteristics of other genotypes...such as
caffeine sensitivity.... I just wonder why "gluten intolerance" wasn't one of the
questions asked on SWAMI because my list contains wheat and gluten
foods even though I said I had many white lines on my fingerprints.



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I'm pretty caffeine-sensitive, too. I discovered that probably a good 15 years ago -- I had a friend staying with me, and we stayed up gabbing to all hours of the night, and I'd get so tired by late afternoon, I'd drink a Coke to perk up. Then I couldn't sleep well, so the next day I'd start dragging around again in the afternoon, and drink another Coke to perk up. A couple of days of that, and it finally "clicked". I decided "no caffeine after 4 p.m."; then later settled on 2 p.m. as a cut-off point; then lunch. For the past several years, the only time I've intentionally drunk caffeinated soft drinks is when I needed to stay awake (like when driving long distances).

In the book, when he suggested a caffeine sensitivity test -- to drink coffee in the early evening, I had the "shrink back in horror" reaction. A few months ago, I had some chocolate (pre-GTD) after supper -- just an ounce, I think -- and had trouble sleeping that night.


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When it says that a "serving" of rice is 1/2 c., is that cooked or uncooked rice? I was figuring it as cooked rice, but then I would assume that the measurement of wheat would be uncooked. So, now I'm not sure.


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When I was a child drinking soda affected me more than coffee. I think it might of been a combination of the HFCS and caffeine. Although I would usually have several. I would be pretty restless all night.

Now if I have coffee at say eight o'clock I can still go to bed from somewhere around 10-12, of which I would normally be doing. I mean there is a few hours difference but I have never tried to drink coffee right before bed. As best as I can tell it just takes me an extra couple of minutes to fall asleep but does not keep me up.
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When it says that a "serving" of rice is 1/2 c., is that cooked or uncooked rice? I was figuring it as cooked rice, but then I would assume that the measurement of wheat would be uncooked. So, now I'm not sure.



I'm not 100% sure either although I'm thinking it means cooked when you read
a portion listed in SWAMI or the book.  Only reason I'm thinking like this is because
rice is a pretty dense carbo food...and 1/2 cup of raw rice is equal to one cup
cooked.  If we were allowed 1/2 cup of raw grain many times during the day, that
comes to a lot of grain and a lot of carbs...It just makes sense to me that measurements are given as cooked grains.


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I decided "no caffeine after 4 p.m."


I'm with you on that. If I drink coffee after 3-4 p.m., it keeps me up. One diet coke won't keep me up if consumed in the evening.

But going without coffee entirely doesn't work at all for me, as I recently discovered!

I started drinking coffee when my spiritual mom (an RN) talked about how much less depressed she feels if regularly consuming coffee.

A Nurses Health Study, published in Annals of International Medicine, found women who drank two to three cups of coffee a day had a 25% lower risk of heart disease and an 18% lower risk of developing diseases other than cancer than those who did not drink it.

The same study showed that those who drank coffee were happier and more content than those who did not, and those who daily drank 2 to 3 cups of caffeinated coffee were significantly less likely to commit suicide than non-coffee drinkers.

Coffee has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, and a rich supply of antioxidants.

Recently I was dragging through the day exhausted, apathetic, tired, and unable to do much of anything. I thought it might be a side-effect of my new LDN treatment.

Then I discovered my husband had accidentally been using decaf beans to make our espresso for 2 weeks.

We bought some regular French Roast beans day before yesterday, and I am already feeling back to my old self.




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I think that study is 100% bogus. I think the difference between the people is the key element.

It is like a study that said people who drink beer are healthier. However when all the people not drinking were asked about it they said they stopped drinking due to declining healthy from drinking.
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Chandon,
  I'm curious....as to why some of your food choices changed? Did cancer run in your family...heart disease...are you trying to lose weight?  


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Hi delightfuldeb,
I have cancer in my family, plus I had cancer 10 years ago. There is some hypertension and heart disease in my family, plus dementia, diabetes, allergies, and arthritis. Also, I included that I had been diagnosed with an intestinal disease (diverticulitis)--which I strongly attribute to not eating enough like an A or a Teacher. I thought my percentage would be closer to 50% or even higher. At first, I was at 42% and then I answered some things differently after talking to my husband about how I answered them and then typed out at 41%. When that happened a few changes occurred. In some ways, I might be getting some of the Warrior food values, but it really may not be that SWAMI is blending any types. It says it's a blend of the BTD and GTD. The diet also gets tweaked based our history, our family's history, and our lab values. But maybe physical factors other than the info we used in the advanced calulator make a big difference, such as the head and jaw shape, type of build we have (andric or gynic, waist to hip ratio, bodytype), finger prints, and teeth.

I do need to lose weight, but that would affect servings.

I lost ginseng essentially--it's a black dot avoid, so I guess ginseng no longer works as a supplement. Once I took some concoctions prescribed by a doctor of Chinese medicine. I guess I got a lot of ginseng and I was awake to the nth degree.
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   Thanks for sharing Chandon! I should be getting my Swami any day now and I'm excited to see what it says.


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Quoted from Gale D.

But going without coffee entirely doesn't work at all for me, as I recently discovered!


I can't stand the flavor of coffee -- it tastes like burned dirt to me. That's why I don't drink it. Never have. Not at all. My brother surreptitiously put a bit into some hot chocolate I made once, thinking I wouldn't notice it. I dumped it out after a sip. Yuck. Once my husband got a coffee drink from Starbucks or something (a caramel macchiato [sp?] or some other fairly sweet drink), and I could stand a sip or two of it, but I wouldn't prefer to drink it. Much like wine -- I'd rather just have grape juice. I'm a sweet freak, though -- **love** sweets! I'd probably have to put in so much cream, sugar, and artificial flavorings into coffee to make it palatable to me, that it would completely defeat the purpose. So, if I'm gonna be "bad" anyway, I might as well be bad all the way.


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I lost coffee and black tea too...both toxins now.  Won't miss either as I've never been a coffee drinker and not too fond of black tea either.  

I use 'best' for my portions, and I get a whopping amount of carbs.  4 servings of 1/2 cup or two slices of bread.  I am not sure that there will ever be a day when I eat that much carbs!  But, I do know that my body really needs grains, so I try and get at least 2 per day.  There is only ONE carb in the list that is a full toxin for me, and that is carrageenan.  The rest are all black dot or better.  My serving size and frequency for lots of things seems big to me.  

I love the increased flexibility with the swami, so many more fruits and veggies are superfoods.    Lots of other things I like moved up from toxin to black dot, neutral, of sf...which is awesome!  

I tend to eat very small meals frequently, so my servings of just about everything get broken up.  Like I might have an oz of cheese on a salad, but would rarely eat 3-4 oz at a time.

Chandon, your diet sounds a lot like mine in terms of food ratings.  I have also had cancer, that could be a large part of it.

Deb, when you get your swami you can play wth a lot of the settings to see what difference various things make.  I have added in various things in family history and found they make no difference in my food lists.  Most of the ratings for the foods are based on you I think.  But then there are a lot of things I did not say yes to because there have been no history.  Certain things trump other things I guess.


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I'm a slight taster yet coffee always tasted horribly bitter to me.  Not something I'm ever
gonna miss.  Katsy, I feel the same way about wine....rather have grape juice. Although
now grape juice tastes too sweet for me. If I'm going to drink any sweet juice,
like pineapple or grape, I mix a very small amount of it in water and drink mostly
water.... Lately dates are tasting too sweet...I started making
this treat out of almond butter, carob and soaked dates...whirred in a food processor
and rolled into balls...First few days I was eating it non stop....After a week, I looked
at a date ball and didn't want anything that sweet.  

I often want to end my meal with something sweet, but sweet as a predominant
flavor feels unbalanced.  This is how the theory of macrobiotics works...balancing
all tastes within a meal...I find if I eat something too salty I will be pushed towards
something too sweet....(I used to put M & Ms in my bag of popcorn so I could go
back and forth between sweet and salty)  No more, of course...

For the first two weeks, I was reading my food lists and trying to keep trying
new foods....but often eating foods I wasn't in the mood for.  Now I wait and
sense what I want to eat....For many days it was cheese, cheese, cheese.  Suddenly
I didn't want any more cheese...I wanted fish and eggs...Today I want nuts...
lots and lots of nuts. And to take out my juicer and have some fresh raw juices.

Anyway able to sense what their body is asking for?


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Chloe,

That sounds interesting. I think I have a problem with eating too much, period. Not just the wrong kinds of foods, but too much in general of the perhaps not-so-healthy foods; and particularly, not enough vegetables. I made up a daily/weekly chart to check off foods as I eat them, with a little box for each serving I'm supposed to have or am allowed to have. I need that structure; otherwise, I'd go all day without eating vegetables, and not even realize it. And I'd eat lots of cheese plus a big bowl of yogurt. Plus too many carbs. Maybe after I lose weight and get closer to where I want to be, I'll allow myself to listen more to what my body may be saying, but for now, I just don't trust it. Because it's my **mouth** that drives what I want to eat, I think, not my body's *needs*. However, I do allow myself *some* flexibility -- for instance, the GTD says I can have vegetable protein 7-10 times per week, so if I'm really craving nuts or protein, I'll eat my "extra" nuts that day; and some days I might not even have dairy at all.


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I definitely feel much more in control without the coffee. Was a good decision to leave it out.
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   Is skin cancer considered cancer????


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   Is skin cancer considered cancer????


http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/skincancer/SC_whatis.html

I would say "yes".


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  Thanks Chloe  


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Anyway able to sense what their body is asking for?


I like eating that way and think I'm gravitating toward listening to my body. I think it helps to have quite a few things on hand and then I can see what I feel like eating day to day. I do that particularly with breakfast and lunch, since I'm making the food just for myself.

As far as coffee goes, I do enjoy the taste of coffee, especially French press coffee. But I know that my body doesn't really do that well with more than 2 cups of coffee--that that is always decaf. It irritates my lower esophagus sometimes. I love coffee ice cream especially!

I know that in another thread some people were saying that when they dropped coffee, they began losing weight. I don't know if any A types were included in that. That would be nice if removing coffee would take the weight off.

I do feel calmer without any coffee, black tea, or ginseng. I wasn't drinking a lot of black tea, but made some cold-brewed ice tea a couple of times.

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I made up a daily/weekly chart to check off foods as I eat them, with a little box for each serving I'm supposed to have or am allowed to have. I need that structure; otherwise, I'd go all day without eating vegetables, and not even realize it.


I decided to do that too. I think it will help and I'll be able to see that I'm leaning too much in one direction in my choices. Yes, it's difficult to get all the veggies in. I think it helps to get in some veggies at breakfast whenever possible. I often will includes onions of some kind at breakfast.

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my body doesn't really do that well with more than 2 cups of coffee--that that is always decaf.


are you familiar with the method or process and chemicals used to decaffeinate?


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Recently I was dragging through the day exhausted, apathetic, tired, and unable to do much of anything. I thought it might be a side-effect of my new LDN treatment. Then I discovered my husband had accidentally been using decaf beans to make our espresso for 2 weeks. We bought some regular French Roast beans day before yesterday, and I am already feeling back to my old self.


I find that the amount of caffeine in white and green teas is perfect for me. An actual cup of coffee is much too stimulating. I generally have 2 cups of tea in the morning and that's really enough caffeine and it gives me a nice lift.

A can of soda would definitely keep me awake for hours. My husband is really sensitive too. There's a possibility he's an Explorer, but likely a Gatherer.

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I have cold feet frequently, and it is summer time in India.. could it be because of hypothyrodism?


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are you familiar with the method or process and chemicals used to decaffeinate?


Good point. I know that I always buy swiss water process decaf and my jobs have had that too, but the ever-popular Starbucks uses formaldehyde! I'm not drinking any coffee now!

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I'm discovering, as I mentioned in another thread, that certain dairy products have been affecting my breathing. My asthma, which had gotten worse during the Teacher diet and then somewhat better over time, is now much better with my SWAMI! Then, I ended up eating what I thought might be a neutral cheese and my asthma kicked up again the next day. I didn't connect the 2 until I had eaten the cheese another day--more of it--and the asthma was worse!
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I have cold feet frequently, and it is summer time in India.. could it be because of hypothyrodism?


Do you eat sea vegetables when you eat soy foods?  Our bodies need a lot of
iodine.

Use coconut oil?

Cold hands and feet might be because of hypothyroidism...but it could also be
that you have low iron.

http://www.steadyhealth.com/articles/Cold_hands_and_feet__The_sign_of_iron_deficiency__a400.html



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Favism is another possibility. Candida is a possibility. There are a lot of things.

Just start eating alkaline for your GTD (high vegetables, high fruit, soy too - just more of those than carbohydrates, dairy, and protein) and it should pass.
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I have cold feet frequently, and it is summer time in India.. could it be because of hypothyrodism?


Maybe it relates to fatty acids. Perhaps you need more omega-3 fatty acids or fish in your diet.

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I tried out gluten-free oats (Bob's Red Mill) hoping they'd be okay for me and they weren't. I ended up with nerve issues. I didn't feel much in the way of digestive issues, but with me, gluten didn't cause a lot. Only now that I'm gluten free, I do sometimes get some really uncomfortable symptoms (other than my nerve problems). Before I went gluten free, I started do discover than wheat and oats in my skin care and cosmetics began causing problems.

Anyway, with SWAMI, I can eat buckwheat and amaranth as diamond superfoods. I've never made kasha, but do make a buckwheat hot cereal and use the flour.
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I am new to the genotype diet so have lots to learn, I have tried to follow the A type diet, but haven't been successful at losing weight or actually feeling a lot better. I have fibromyalgia and do know that I cannot eat anything in the nightshade family without being in a great deal of pain.  I am a Teacher and see discrepancies with the A diet and Teacher diet, so that is probably one of the problems. I also have celiacs, so have to watch gluten. I've been unable to eat dairy for many years and am 'afraid' to try it.  I am looking for support from
those who are more experienced.  Thanks, Yvonne
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Hi Yvonne -  Welcome!

It sounds like you already have a full understanding of this, but it never hurts to get confirmation that others have felt the confusion as well  

The BTD is based on your blood type (along with secretor status) and is designed to maintain your health and address general issues that are probable for people with that blood type.

The GTD is based on many genetic factors and the health probabilities associated with those factors. It is designed to do some repair work and then reprogram your genetic tendencies based on the probabilities associated with these particular physical factors.

Please don't try and combine the two different diets!!! They are very different from one another, and confusion arises if you want to reconcile the two objectives into one.

I puzzled and puzzled over this, and then just decided that Dr. D and his wonderfully sophisticated computer programs know a lot more than I do  

Somebody else will soon chime in and give you a perspective on their experiences with your specific issues - sorry, I can't help with those. I don't know much about celiacs, but as far as the dairy goes, maybe you were having problems with certain dairy items, not realizing it wasn't all dairy. I suggest this only because I'm finding out I've been having a reaction to gouda. Just gouda...hmmm

If you suspect that you're lactose sensitive or intolerant, as well as celiac, you may want to consider getting a SWAMI. With that program, you will receive an individualized diet, just for you, that takes those issues into account.

Keep perusing these forums and asking questions - you'll find lots of support and answers form some very knowledgeable people  


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Thank you Chrissy for the information, it helped. What is SWAMI? and how do I do that?
I am a secreter.
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Hi Yvonne - SWAMI is really fantastic!!! You know how the GenoType takes a bunch of information and puts you in a classification? Well SWAMI takes even more lots more and runs you through a computer matrix system. The result is an individual diet, designed just for you. You'll notice when you look around the forums, we all seem to have different food options, even though we may be the same blood type or geno type - that's SWAMI! A diet as individual as you are  

When you purchase a SWAMI, what you receive in the mail is an access code, then you go online and it has you enter a bunch of information - some is time-locked, some you can go back and change again and again as you gather the goods. It asks for your personal health history, family medical history, that kind of thing. It has room for tons more information that you probably won't know, but that's okay, whatever you input will be enough, so don't feel like you won't get the full benefit because you have to leave a lot of blanks.

This is an example SWAMI : It's very sophistacted, but extremely easy to use. I was completely intimidated at first, but it turned out to be a lot of fun!  

http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm


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Welcome Yvonne!

I started years ago with the blood type diet and just eased into it slowly. I went on to the genotype diet and began to lose weight without trying. After suffering from specific health issues (sinus) I got a swami. It was the best investment. I know I feel great when I stick with it and I can feel pretty bad when I stray!
Good luck on your personal journey.


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