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ABJoe
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I have been almost 100% staying on the diet for about 2 months now.  I also have been using the recommended supplements from the Swami program.  Before going on this diet I almost never ate bread and stayed on a low carb diet with lots of meat and vegetables.  I love all the bread and carbs that I'm getting, but my seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp has gone haywire for the last month and seems to be getting worse.  Does anyone else have this and found that the diet aggravates it.  I can't figure out which food is doing it or whether it's the lower protein that I'm eating.  My hair has also been shedding like crazy too.  Any help will be very appreciated.

It sounds like the body is dumping garbage and healing.  The detox and healing process is not necessarily fun, but you'll like yourself later...   

My suggestion is tolerate it if you can, but if you need to slow the healing, eat less beneficial / more neutral foods for a bit.  This should slow the healing crisis, but it will extend the duration of the healing process.  It will be a trade-off that you have to decide what is more important.  Unfortunately, I can't predict how bad the healing crisis will get or how long it will be if you continue mostly beneficial foods.


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Carolyn  - welcome to Teacherland  

ABJoe is probably right - just have to ride it out.    UG!

Also weekends can be slow around here -so keep checking  and add any info that might help

- could you tell a bit more about your skin condition and what products you use.
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Thanks Calire, I was so glad to read you post that you are enjoying the Teacher recommended exercising.  I am a gym junkie and just this week made the decision to cut down and add more yoga and balance classes to my routine suitable for my type.  Its hard for me to do I love the high impact full on work outs, I think I have an addiction to the adrenaline and the personal challenges, time for a change and something to control stress and relax me.  

I also cannot get hold of free range turkey in Western Australia easily, I have rang a couple of butchers and found one who can order it in so I might order some turkey in bulk.

I started Swami 6 days ago, I have been sticking to the Benificial and Neutral foods 90% of the time, I have had a couple of slip ups but I am staying positive.  

A couple of positive things I have noticed has been my appitite... I am actually feeling fuller quicker and not nibbling as often.    My sugar cravings have dropped off, if I feel like something sweet I have sliced apple dipped in Honey and Peanut butter, honey is a superfood for me  

My scalp is driving me nuts too, I have always had a really itchy sclap, dandruff and some kind of skin irritation doctor gave me some drops which I have to use when its really bad.  It seems to have been worst the last two days so I am glad I am not the only one   

Love this thread
Thanks
Lisa


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Thank you for everyone that has answered.  I have seborrheic dermatitis which is a genetic (Irish) thing.  In babies it's called cradle cap.  In adults it causes extremely itchy scalp and even lesions when it flares badly.  It also can affect your face or anywhere you have oily skin.  Mine primarily is on my scalp.  I have always been able to maintain it with medicated shampoos but since aroun July or first of August it has been unbearable.  The only new thing with me is decreasing my estrogen patch to a slightly lower one, going off of Spironolactone and jumping into the Teacher diet wholeheartedly.  Anything that lowers testosterone levels is usually beneficial and I thought eating no beef and lowering fats would help.  Some believe it is a genetic intolerance to a certain yeast that everyone has but wreaks havoc with seb derm sufferers.  I might need to cut back on the grains and carbs, but have loved being able to gain a little weight.  I would think if this was a detox thing I'd be having other signs of that but maybe it is.  I'll try adding more of the neutrals like someone said and see if that helps out.  I'm glad these forums are here to help you keep going!
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Hi All - Regarding the MN Group and the Type A Subgroup tests: These two tests are available on the Right4EU website and the prices are very reasonable. But can anybody tell me if the tests can be completed at home, or if you need to send something back to the EU, and if that's something that can be legally sent through international mail? I want to have as much info as possible before starting my SWAMI, but some of these tests are so darn hard to come by...Ugh


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Hi, fellow Teachers.  I have just come to the Teacher genotype after first being diagnosed with Celiac disease and going gluten free (July, 2010), and then learning about the blood type diet from my naturopathic doc (June, 2011).  So with the Teacher food list, I'm happy I regained access to tomatoes, but what?  No chocolate!?  Is this a joke?  Wow... Definitely some getting used to.  So far, even though I'm an extremely picky eater, all of these diet changes have been fairly easy.  I don't miss red meat.  I don't miss gluten filled pastries and breads (ok, maybe I miss soft pretzels a bit)... but to have to give up chocolate now?  Where do I draw the line?  
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Hi, fellow Teachers.  I have just come to the Teacher genotype after first being diagnosed with Celiac disease and going gluten free (July, 2010), and then learning about the blood type diet from my naturopathic doc (June, 2011).  So with the Teacher food list, I'm happy I regained access to tomatoes, but what?  No chocolate!?  Is this a joke?  Wow... Definitely some getting used to.  So far, even though I'm an extremely picky eater, all of these diet changes have been fairly easy.  I don't miss red meat.  I don't miss gluten filled pastries and breads (ok, maybe I miss soft pretzels a bit)... but to have to give up chocolate now?  Where do I draw the line?  

You draw the line at all of the avoids if you want to do the best for your body...  

That said, if you are following the book diet, it may be that a personalized diet (SWAMI) would allow you to have chocolate (or any other desirable avoid)...  Many people are only about 50% of the books genotype, so there is definitely room for change from the book diet to SWAMI, it is just difficult for the layman to determine what the mix will be.

Some people choose to continue to ingest some of the avoids, but it isn't recommended as there is a reason it is shown as an avoid...


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Yes, I hear ya!  I've given up lots and lots and lots of foods, for sure, for that very reason.  I'm just trying to think of another 'indulgence' to replace my daily piece of dark chocolate!  I don't like fruit - none at all - so I'm having trouble figuring out how to get my sweet on!    I have discovered some wonderful new foods - quinoa, amaranth, zucchini, etc. - so it's been worth it so far.  Of course, my husband, who has been eating for his blood type along with me, has lost 8 pounds!  I've gained 2!    I figure I'm finally healing my gut after my celiac diagnosis and am absorbing nutrients efficiently again.  I'll keep plugging along.
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I just decided last night that I'm a teacher. Yay! I like the additional choices its added. I really want to focus on the diamonds as I have 10 pounds to lose. One of the diamonds is Whitefish. But when I asked for Whitefish at my local grocery store, he had no idea what I was talking about. When I look for online recipes for Whitefish, it shows me recipes with cod and halibut. Is Whitefish literally fish with whiter meat??? Hope this is the right place to post this question. Thanks for your help in advance.
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Yea!  Just did my Swami because I was really close between Teacher (body measurements) and Explorer (blood type).  I happy to find out I am a Teacher!!  I love the food choices so much better, I'm really looking forward to seeing the changes this makes.  Good to see other A-, non-secretors, I know I'm on the right track
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cskruse   - welcome to Teacherland.

I really like my SWAMI/Teacher foods too.  
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cskruse,
Welcome and ditto what purlgirl said! I am also an explorer/teacher blend but just lean more toward teacher...and I am so much happier with teacher food, also!


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Hi guys, according to the Genotype Diet flaxseed bread is listed as a superfood under the carbohydrates section. The problem is that flaxseeds are not available in most countries, hence we don't have any flaxseed bread/loaf or any products in South Africa.

However, we do have wholewheat brown bread in most of our supermarkets. Would that perhaps qualify as a superfood for Teachers or can any of you by any chance recommend anything else?
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I wouldn't recommend wheat anything. Most A's don't seem to do well with it.


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I do OK with a little bit of wheat but I really don't like whole wheat. Whole spelt is a diamond for me and that is what I go for when I have any wheat-type thing I don't know if you can find spelt in South Africa, but I'd stay away from regular whole wheat.


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Spelt and Kamut are benificial (not Diamond) for me; 100% Sprouted Wheat is neutral - all other Wheat = forever avoid

I read there is more Gluten in Breads fortified with extra bran and wheat germ. Not sure if it just has more Gluten or if they add more to compensate for the heavy dough. ether way not good!

Papadam (lentil flour flat bread) is Diamond for me

Injura the Ethiopia flat bread (Teff flour) is a Bennie for me  --- but I haven't tried it yet

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Yay! I finally took my measurements (with DH's help) & I am a teacher! I'm loving reading this thread & just wanted to join the teacher club officially on here. I should be getting the SWAMI software any day now in my mailbox so that I can further tweak my diet. It better not switch me to Explorer because the Teacher foods are perfect for me!


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Let's hear it for Teachers!!!

If you feel your food list is perfect, you probably are a Teacher. But never fear, your list will change on SWAMI - but it will most likely become even more perfect (hard to imagine, I know)

Keep us posted


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Go Teachers!
The longer I follow my swami, the more I appreciate the foods that are good for me and the fact that I already enjoy most all of them!
My "explorer" diet( my first run at swami put me at 40% explorer) is pretty close to my teacher diet so my bloodtype had to be a major contender in my swami..no? It could be my allergy situation, too because there are many similar fruits and veggies on both diets.
At any rate, I just follow my 41% teacher swami because it seems to fit the best.


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Guess what was in my mailbox right after I typed out my teacher intro!? My SWAMI software.   I was very careful to correctly (I hope!) enter all of my data (esp. after seeing that a small mistake can change your genotype). The first page of the report says GT3 Teacher! I'm so thrilled that it didn't switch me to Explorer like I thought it might (due to my caffeine sensitivity). I'm wondering why there isn't a percentage on there like I've seen others on the forum discuss? Maybe SWAMI was 100% sure that I'm a teacher?

The main change that I'm bummed about is that it did some major reductions to my superfood dairy. Now, I only have 3: ghee, manchego & yogurt. On the GTD, I've been loving having havarti, colby, monterey jack & swiss, but now they are all black dots.   Just to make sure that I understand this, I shouldn't eat those for 3 months so my body can begin healing itself? Do any of you other teachers now eat your black dot foods after 3 months? If so, how often? I'm just trying to mentally prepare myself here for how I should handle the black dots because my goal is as close to 100% compliance as I can get.

Also, I must say that this forum ROCKS! I would've given up by now if I had no place to discuss this since I have no IRL friends that are my bloodtype/genotype & doing this too. So, thanks!  


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I avoid black dots, sorry you lost so many cheeses! I have so many foods I love in my superfood and neutral lists that I don't eat a black dot unless I'm in a really unique situation where there isn't anything else I could eat.

No one is 100% any genotype, it's gotta be on you printout somewhere, mine is on page 4 under "What makes you a GT3 Teacher".


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I'm wondering why there isn't a percentage on there like I've seen others on the forum discuss? Maybe SWAMI was 100% sure that I'm a teacher?

Make sure you either check the box for full report or uncheck the box for abbreviated report...  You need the full report to see the %...


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The percentage is located on page 4 or 5 of the diet report.

You must do two things to get a percentage:

Specify "Determine GenoType For Me" if you want a percentage calculated.

GenoType:

Also answer "No" to the question: "Print Abbreviated Diet Report"

Print Abbreviated Diet Report:


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