Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The GenoType Diet  ›  Taster Strips
Users Browsing Forum
Googlebot, Yahoo! Bot and 12 Guests

Taster Strips  This thread currently has 2,329 views. Print Print Thread
2 Pages 1 2 All Recommend Thread
labrat
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:34pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

41% Gatherer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 159
Gender: Female
Location: Central MD, USA
I am planning on working through the items in the Genotype kit that I can do while my fingerprints heal.

I tasted one the of taster strips and I could taste something not good, you wouldn't choose to taste it, but it wasn't unbearable.  

Does that mean I classify as a taster?

Just looking for input from those that have done it!  

Thanks!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
deblynn3
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT2 Gatherer rh+;Prop-Taster
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,559
Gender: Female
Location: Arkansas
Age: 57
I would say yes you are a taster, but not a super taster.


Swami, 100% me..
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 29
Lola
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,280
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
yes, simply taster  

super taster reaction to prop ain t pretty!!!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 2 - 29
labrat
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

41% Gatherer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 159
Gender: Female
Location: Central MD, USA
Quoted from Lola
yes, simply taster  

super taster reaction to prop ain t pretty!!!


I thought so.  I saw the video and he made a big deal of it    But, you know, some people do make a big deal.

Thanks, Lola.  I'm working my way through.  I bought the Geno book for when I'm ready!  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 29
DenverFoodie
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:15pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami: GT1 Hunter (50%) Non-Taster
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,477
Gender: Male
Location: Colorado
Taster for sure but no super-taster.


Every morning create your day.  If you don't, life will for you!

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 29
Drea
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:22pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Warrior ~ Taster, NN, ENFJ
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 11,559
Gender: Female
Location: Northern New Mexico
Age: 52
I'll fourth the taster, but not super-taster motion.


It is not my responsibility to convince anyone of anything.
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 29
Lola
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,280
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP8S2MW7HHM
these videos may help you out as well

and also try the palms up method of measuring your fingers
http://grannygeek.us/?p=2284


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 6 - 29
paul clucas
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami-fied Explorer! INTP
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 1,794
Gender: Male
Location: Niagara Peninsula, On
Age: 47
Labrat, I qualify as a SuperTaster.  

I could taste that strip hours later; it tasted the same as the second minute after I put the darn strip in my mouth!  

No exagerations.         It was over four hours before the taste had noticeably faded.

You are a taster.


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 29
labrat
Monday, November 1, 2010, 12:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

41% Gatherer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 159
Gender: Female
Location: Central MD, USA
Quoted from paul clucas
Labrat, I qualify as a SuperTaster.  

I could taste that strip hours later; it tasted the same as the second minute after I put the darn strip in my mouth!  

No exagerations.         It was over four hours before the taste had noticeably faded.

You are a taster.


Thanks, Paul, it was definitely gone in 10 minutes.  I'm glad I didn't have to taste it for 4 hours!


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 29
O in Virginia
Monday, November 1, 2010, 6:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
I just ordered the taster strips.  What is the significance of knowing your taster status, other than helping you to refine your genotype?  I assume this is for SWAMI inputting?
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 9 - 29
amill
Monday, November 1, 2010, 9:57pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

RH-; Explorer;  super taster?
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 57
Gender: Male
Location: West Tennessee
Age: 44
not sure how it would affect food values inside of a specific genotype, however it can help nail down a genotype.  Tasters and super tasters tend to show up more often in teachers and explorers for example.


[IMG][/IMG]Alan
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 29
O in Virginia
Monday, November 1, 2010, 10:35pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
Thanks, Amill.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 11 - 29
Lola
Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:38am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,280
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
Quoted Text
Dr. D
Sometimes taster status is a big deal, especially if it sets off other findings which were ignored as part of the previous genotype determination.


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 12 - 29
Lola
Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:13am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,280
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
The GenoType Diet book p 51 discusses Taster Status  (p 83 tells about the test).

page 51 "...non-tasters may suffer from low thyroid function, perhaps because the chemicals involved in the tasting are thyroid inhibitors."

Non-tasters can't taste the thyroid inhibiting  chemicals in foods. Can you see how this causes trouble? So it's a good idea to find out your taster status especially if you already suspect you have thyroid problems. Then one could limit or avoid the troublesome foods.

Evidently it's a genetic trait more typically associated with Gatherers ("almost always non-tasters") and Warriors ("non-tasters or super-tasters"). But some of us aren't your typical bear.


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 13 - 29
Lola
Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:16am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,280
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
Non Tasters often have under active Thyroid; for them Soy, Peanuts and  some vegetables can be a problem.
PROP Taster:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1203200176/s-new/#num8
list of PROP Taster qualities/propensities.

Tasters are more prone to low thyroid. One study has found that non-smokers and those not habituated to coffee or tea have a statistical higher percentage of tasters than the general population. Tasters develop more rapidly at puberty


Super tasters avoid bitter vegetables making them more prone to  certain cancers.


Non tasters more prone to toxic goiters and over activity of the thyroid gland.
non tasters suffer from low thyroid..under activity of the thyroid

Super tasters have a higher ration of muscle to fat and have fewer weight
problems and this is often why they are hunters or explorers. Also they tend to
develop more rapidly at puberty then non tasters
http://www.dadamo.com/wiki/wiki.pl/PROP_and_PTC_Taster_Polymorphisms


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 14 - 29
O in Virginia
Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 1:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
Interesting, Lola.  I've had my thyroid checked a couple of times, and both times the blood work came back "normal" for thyroid function.  I did not develop rapidly at puberty - much more on the slow side in fact, was pretty late getting my first period (15).  At thirteen, I looked about ten.  At eighteeen I could pass for about thirteen to fifteen.  At thirty, I looked about eighteen to twenty.  Let's not talk about now...negligence has caught up to me, but thank goodness I've wound up here at BTD.  I HATE bitter vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, bitter greens, broccoli rabe, etc.)...have to force myself to eat them without gagging, and would never choose them over other green vegetables like string beans or asparagus, or escarole and kale, which are milder flavored.  I might be a taster or supertaster who developed slowly at puberty, or a non-taster without thyroid issues.  We'll see.  As you say, we're not all the average bear.    Thanks for the GT book excerpts.  I brought that one back to the library but I've been re-reading my LRFYT book, and I'm picking up more.  Learning is a cycle, so re-reading is essential.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 15 - 29
Alien Cat
Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7:04pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Spring: Growth, Peace.
Posts: 31
Gender: Female
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Age: 43
Quoted from O in Virginia
  I HATE bitter vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, bitter greens, broccoli rabe, etc.)...have to force myself to eat them without gagging, and would never choose them over other green vegetables like string beans or asparagus, or escarole and kale, which are milder flavored.  


Ew.  I would consider asparagus more of a bitter flavor than broccoli.  Isn't that weird?  


One of the greatest moments in life is realizing
that two weeks ago your body couldn't do what it just did.
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 16 - 29
O in Virginia
Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
Quoted from Alien Cat


Ew.  I would consider asparagus more of a bitter flavor than broccoli.  Isn't that weird?  


No, not weird, that's just how you taste it.  To me, broccoli is very eww.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 17 - 29
O in Virginia
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 5:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
I've tested Super Taster.  I think.  I haven't tasted anything that vile in...ever?  It tastes like a chemical poison, like tasting a pesticide or something.  Have you ever been in a confined space with someone who had so much perfume on that you could actually taste it?  Well, that tastes good compared to this.  I've been trying to scrape it off my tongue with a paper napkin.  I haven't gagged on it, but I'm used to forcing down foods like broccoli while keeping a smile on my face.     I don't think I need to do this test again.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 18 - 29
Goldie
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 5:19pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year
Sam Dan
Posts: 5,918
Gender: Female
Location: East Coast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP8S2MW7HHM
these videos may help you out as well


I can not get sound or any explanation of what I see on the above.. what am I doing wrong??

I did not try the other videos that might be of interest also.. thanks

and also try the palms up method of measuring your fingers
http://grannygeek.us/?p=2284


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 19 - 29
grey rabbit
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 5:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

swamix 47% Teacher-INFP
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,303
Gender: Female
Location: Seattle
Age: 58
I think I'm confused now. When I tasted the strip I thought it was extremely bitter, but it did not last too long. I also tend to like bitter tasting veggies like broccoli (although I swear I can tell the difference between organic and conventionally grown) and broccoli raab I find very, very bitter but I eat it anyway because it's a diamond for me. I didn't develop early, although people often thought I was older than I was, hmmm.


“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

John Wayne's last words
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 20 - 29
O in Virginia
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 6:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
Here's the instructional video on PROP tasting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2by1_z1Eo24

Goldie, the video link you posted is the Epigentic Landscape video with the nice music & visuals.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 21 - 29
Lola
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 2:26am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,280
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57
you are a taster GR, simple as that


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 22 - 29
O in Virginia
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 1:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
Quoted from Lola
you are a taster GR, simple as that


By GR do you mean Gatherer?
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 23 - 29
grey rabbit
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 3:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

swamix 47% Teacher-INFP
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,303
Gender: Female
Location: Seattle
Age: 58
Quoted from O in Virginia


By GR do you mean Gatherer?


No, she's talking to me GR, Grey Rabbit



“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

John Wayne's last words
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 24 - 29
O in Virginia
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 3:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
Quoted from grey rabbit


No, she's talking to me GR, Grey Rabbit



Oh, thank you!  Was confused.     
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 25 - 29
italybound
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 4:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

~Concealed~Carry~Hunter~
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 9,163
Location: Near St. Louis
Age: 58
pray tell, why do you need help to do this test? am I missing something?



Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 26 - 29
O in Virginia
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 4:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
Quoted from italybound
pray tell, why do you need help to do this test? am I missing something?


I thought it helped us further determine our Genotype (GTD book pp. 51-52).  But now I'm not so sure.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 27 - 29
spoonman
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 3:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Quoted from paul clucas
Labrat, I qualify as a SuperTaster.  

I could taste that strip hours later; it tasted the same as the second minute after I put the darn strip in my mouth!  

No exagerations.         It was over four hours before the taste had noticeably faded.

You are a taster.


The taste strip didn't gross me out, but I could taste it for hours and hours. No matter what I ate or drank.
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 28 - 29
ruthiegirl
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:15pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,304
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
If you could taste it for hours, then you're a supertaster.

I could taste the strip; it was bitter but not unpleasant. The flavor went away within half an hour and I think I was only drinking water during that time.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 29 - 29
2 Pages 1 2 All Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The GenoType Diet  ›  Taster Strips

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread