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Please don't use it as a facial moisturizer, it has a high comedonegenic tendency  


What does that mean?

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it has a high comedonegenic tendency  

adj.
Tending to produce or aggravate acne.


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Oh Chrissy, thank you for the heads up...I love the oil for a hand cream and did put a little on my face before bed last night! Won't do that again!
Have any of you used it on your hair?


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I've used coconut oil on my face a number of times and it hasn't caused any problems, but then again I tend towards dry skin. Not sure how well I'm absorbing the fish oils either.
Lin


Gluten/Casein and Yeast sensitivity.
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I know there have been numerous threads regarding coconut oil, milk,meat, etc.
I am wondering how many Teachers eat or use coconut oil in any way?
I just purchased some organic oil from Trader Joe's and used it as a hand cream...excellent! I also used it to oil pull and liked it. The meat and milk are avoids on my SWAMI but the oil is a neutral.                                                            


I use CO to make amaranth pancakes....which is simply one beaten egg mixed with 1/4 cup of amaranth flour, 2 tsp of melted coconut oil, a tsp or two of water and some kind of sweetener..
I switch off from date sugar to agave powder (I found it online in powdered form).  Stevia
always tastes bitter to me.  So anyway, this is the pancake batter....Given there is no gluten in the
recipe, when you pour the batter (and then have to actually use a spatula to create a flatter,
rounder pancake because the mixture is quite thick), you're not going to see bubbles on top
to know when to flip it over.  But at this point, when the batter hits the pan, I sprinkle on some
frozen blueberries...and just pat them into the batter so they won't burn when I flip the
pancake.  Now it gets a little tricky to figure out when it's time to flip the pancake....I think
on a medium low heat it's about 2 minutes....and then I let the other side cook 2 minutes...
and sometimes just turn off the burner, leave the pancake sitting on its flipped side and make
some tea....The pancake is usually done by the time my tea is ready.  I cook the pancake in coconut oil....about a T or less...probably less.

I use coconut oil in cookies instead of butter....I like the flavor.  I rub it all over my skin prior
to getting into a shower....lightly soap up my body and quickly rinse..My skin isn't dry anymore.
I rub it on the bottoms of my dried feet after a shower and then put on socks.  It's helped my
dry heels.  I eat it right out of the jar if I feel like it...a tsp at a time...just love the taste of it..
My body seems to know when it's craving CO.  Not always....but it knows.

I make coconut/carob fudge.....melted CO to which I add some almond butter, carob powder
and a little agave powder plus chopped nuts and a little vanilla. You have to play with the ratio of CO to carob powder (or cocoa if you can have it)...The more carob, the softer and drier the fudge... I've also taken dates and cooked them with water until they became very soft..then strained liquid and used the dates (which I put into a mini food processor and made into
a paste) and used it as a sweetener instead of agave in the fudge.

It's fine on my face....good on scalp and hair...My favorite brand of coconut oil is Nutiva...Most
other brands taste bitter to me.




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Wow, Chloe! Thank you so much for such great info!   
I actually rubbed it on my arms and legs before I went outside today to enjoy a very summer like day! It feels so smooth and silky yet non-greasy.

I will try that pancake tomorrow morning. Need to get some amaranth. Could I use brown rice flour? I already have that. I need to get some spelt and want to try kamut, too, as it is a superbene for me. I alwayshave bluberries in my freezer!

Thanks again soooo much!


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Hi, the online values in TypeBase are for the BTD, a different diet.

If you are following the GTD Teacher diet use the values in the book.

Welcome!
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Julieykim,

Welcome!
I have a swami but used to follow the teacher diet. Coconut oil is a neutral for me.
The ER4YT book just lists coconuts as an avoid for type A.
The Genotype book says coconut oil is a superfood/diamond for teachers but coconut meat is an avoid.


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Chloe, thanks for the very useful info about CO.!

I will try the CO. also on my skin. I normally apply grapeseedoil on my skin! Also a drying oil wihich helped a lot of my clients with their dry skin!  Certainly I will try it prior to a shower..  
Useful info..

Take care

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Chloe, thanks for the very useful info about CO.!

I will try the CO. also on my skin. I normally apply grapeseedoil on my skin! Also a drying oil wihich helped a lot of my clients with their dry skin!  Certainly I will try it prior to a shower..  
Useful info..

Take care

Cocky


You're welcome...You know I realized I wrote that CO info in February....I just went back and read
it again...forgot I used to make amaranth pancakes, something I mostly do in winter....I'm going to start doing that again...I forgot how good they were.  So by resurrecting this thread, and reading  my old post again I'm now going to be using my own info   Thanks to you and others too!



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I am new at Geno Type Diet and put one message last week and very impressed I got the responses. So I  read from page 1 to end and learned a lot.

I appreciate all Teachers contributing here. So I like to share on sardine.

Beans affect my blood sugar and I mainly stay with fish and egg for protein. I checked best option for sardin.

Sardin is mostly available in cans and there are 3 brands without BPA at this time. My local Costco carries Wildplanet in extra olive oil but salt and smoke flavor. If you want no salt, Amazon carries Crown Prince Natural Bristing or directly from Vital Choice.

I like Crown Prince Natural in water and add tamari and my own olive oil.

Thank you All.

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Anyone knows why yogurt is super food and kiefer is avoid in Teacher Diet? They are both fermented dairy with probiotic and I hate to give up kiefer.
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Anyone knows why yogurt is super food and kiefer is avoid in Teacher Diet? They are both fermented dairy with probiotic and I hate to give up kiefer.


I don't know the specific answer to your question....But obviously there is something about
the need for yogurt to keep your digestive system clean vs the need for colonizing the digestive
tract.  Here's an explanation of the differences.

Kefir vs. Yogurt
Both kefir and yogurt are cultured milk products…

…but they contain different types of beneficial bacteria. Yogurt contains transient beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system clean and provide food for the friendly bacteria that reside there. But kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract, a feat that yogurt cannot match.

Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt, Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, and Streptococcus species.

It also contains beneficial yeasts, such as Saccharomyces kefir and Torula kefir, which dominate, control and eliminate destructive pathogenic yeasts in the body. They do so by penetrating the mucosal lining where unhealthy yeast and bacteria reside, forming a virtual SWAT team that housecleans and strengthens the intestines. Hence, the body becomes more efficient in resisting such pathogens as E. coli and intestinal parasites.

Kefir’s active yeast and bacteria provide more nutritive value than yogurt by helping digest the foods that you eat and by keeping the colon environment clean and healthy. Because the curd size of kefir is smaller than yogurt, it is also easier to digest, which makes it a particularly excellent, nutritious food for babies, the elderly and people experiencing chronic fatigue and digestive disorders.





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Thank you for your very comprehensive explanation and kiefer seems generally more beneficial. But I stay with yogurt only until I hear differently. Thank you, again.
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Calling Type A's! Please let me know if my memory and research serve me correctly, or if I've gone off the deep end... or if any of you have had a similar experience.
     I think recall in LY4YT (I can't look it up because I've lent out my book) that Type A's have a higher tendency to Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth - SIBO for short - and that's a main reason why cultured veg are so very good for us - for the rebalancing of our intestenal flora .
     I recently read somewhere (this I know is true!) that rosacea tends to occur very frequently with people who also have SIBO, that recent studies are suggesting the rosacea is actually a symptom of SIBO and not a separate disease of the skin as has been thought for many years.
     Here's the cool part... A friend recently introduced me to kombucha (fermented tea) and I love it and drink a bottle about every other day. What I've noticed is that now, being on SWAMI since February, consuming cultured veg regularly, and having kombucha every other day, my rosacea is completely gone, cleared up without a trace!!! My skin hasn't looked this good in years.
     I'd be interested to know what experiences any of you have had with cultured veg helping you in a specific way, or of any of your experiences if you happen to suffer with rosacea.


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Thank you for your very comprehensive explanation and kiefer seems generally more beneficial. But I stay with yogurt only until I hear differently. Thank you, again.


You're very welcome....and welcome to the forum



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Teachers have most active Thread and I am glad to be a Teacher. I ordered swami to fine tune my diet.
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great move forward Julie!

also find out your secretor status if wanting to finetune further


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Chrissy,
Yes, SIBO and type A's. I thought I read it in ER4YT..

Wow, good to know about rosacea and SIBO.

Sadly, kombucha is an avoid on my swami!


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Hello fellow teachers

Does anyone know whether lupine coffee is allowed to drink or not?
I could not find any data in the database here. But since I am tryin' to cut down my coffee intake (it's a beneficial, but I am overdoing it ), and I am on a gluten-free diet, most herbal coffees are out. Teeccino has one with dandelion but I cannot buy/find that here in Germany
Long story short, I found a coffee made from lupines (a kind of legume), and it tastes pretty similiar to coffee, so of course I would like to continue using it. But I would feel much better if I knew it was compliant to my genotype/bloodtype.

Any ideas are appreciated!  


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Hello fellow teachers

Does anyone know whether lupine coffee is allowed to drink or not?
I could not find any data in the database here. But since I am tryin' to cut down my coffee intake (it's a beneficial, but I am overdoing it ), and I am on a gluten-free diet, most herbal coffees are out. Teeccino has one with dandelion but I cannot buy/find that here in Germany
Long story short, I found a coffee made from lupines (a kind of legume), and it tastes pretty similiar to coffee, so of course I would like to continue using it. But I would feel much better if I knew it was compliant to my genotype/bloodtype.

Any ideas are appreciated!  


Hi Snowflake...I will do my best to answer you although if others have more information, I'm
hoping they'll share their opinions.

I tried to search for you online....attempting to see what lupine beans are.  As a general rule, if something isn't listed on typebase/books/swami it would be considered a neutral and possibly considered neutral because it hasn't been tested or perhaps a plant species isn't universally known or available....but in this case, being that you're using something regularly which might have a lectin in it that is bad for your blood type or GT, it's difficult to tell exactly what bean this lupine is. Or
what other plants it's commonly related to. Do you have a SWAMI?  Is a lupine bean listed at all?  

THe thing is that there are a variety of spellings of lupin/lupine when I was searching...and lupin
is something considered to be toxic...which is why I'm not sure the general rule of assuming
something is neutral when it's potentially going to do harm should apply to a beverage you
might be drinking very often.

See what I mean?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_poisoning

My best suggestion would be to drink green tea, which is known to  be a great antioxidant and listed for most people as beneficial.  Do you have any other teas or beverages listed you could
drink?

Mr. Ituru's green tea is really delicious.  It contains little pieces of roasted brown rice and might
give you that roasted grain beverage taste you're seeking.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP026

Or look for tea called Gen Mai cha.  It would be a toasted rice green tea which is the same thing
as Mr. Ituru's.

You're probably better off mixing caffeinated coffee with half decaf if trying to cut caffeine intake...Coffee
bean is good for type A (generally)


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wow, thanks for the detailed answer, Chloe!!

I had no idea lupins could be harmful...luckily I am using an organic brand that uses sweet lupins - they are said to be the only not poisonous kind to use for eating/drinking.
But you are right, to be on the safe side I should not go overboard until lupins get tested. I don't have them on my swami; I am assuming they are not that common in the US, arent't they? Even in Europe lupins are a kind of niche product, which is probably why they have not been tested yet.

Luckily, I do like green tea, too! So I think I stick to your advice and have a cup of that one instead of too much lupins coffee - better safe than sorry  

but if anyone is interested, according to this source lupins are similar to soybeans but have almost no lectins, so maybe they would be ok for teachers: http://goodgrains.com/competitive_advantage.htm


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Hi, everyone, I am a Teacher-don't know my secretor status yet-living in Southwest Washington State. Just before Eat Right For Your Type was published, I noticed red meat sat in my stomach like a brick. When I bought the book and read the Type A guidelines, it made perfect sense. So since then I'd been more or less sticking to it. When Genotype diet came out, I bought it immediately, did the tests, and came out a Teacher. I also have back problems that affect my digestion; does any one else have this? And I'm a supertaster but not for the savory foods; I rarely eat things like pie or cookies, etc, anymore because everything tastes sickeningly sweet. I prefer fruit over any baked goods; that and homemade trail mix-the mix I have now is walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, and dried cranberries. I've noticed lately that when I eat bread more than once a day, my weight goes back up. I went to a nutritionist who is familiar with BTD and recommended CALM to keep my bowels going. So far, it's helped some, but not the "twice a day" she says I'll go. Has anyone tried the Detox Protocol and, if so, has it worked? Looking forward to any suggestions and conversation.
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Lauren - welcome to Teacherland  

You should get the Secretor test done - its important.

Magnesium helps with the bowels.
Wheat is constipating for me and yes I have terrible back pain when I'm blocked up; but I've never heard anyone else mention it.

interest - My SWAMI kept giving me Spelt  and  Kamut (ancient wheat) as beneficial foods  but I found I just couldn't tolerate them so I completely avoid them too.
When I re-ran my SWAMI recently they are now listed as Total Avoid.

Years ago I would have had No idea what was making me sick.  

But the longer I work with my food list  -  the more aware I am of how foods are effecting me for good and bad.
It is very satisfying to me that  a number of foods I have personally stopped eating are now Avoids on my latest SWAMI report.
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purlgirl, when you re-ran your SWAMI and got spelt and kamut eliminated did you change anything
in your intake form?

Welcome Lauren....

I agree with purlgirl that a secretor test would be very helpful for you.  So would a SWAMI.


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