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Quoted from Seraffa
I have a suspected Lactose intolerance now with all the allergy coming back after consuming Feta and am trying to remember -- who still among us Explorers has lactose intolerance? Thanks  

I am lactose intolerant, but SWAMI has Feta as a superfood for me. I also have mozzarella as a superfood but cottage cheese is the only one I can eat without taking lactase, but I actually do better if I go ahead and take lactase with it too. I don't notice any allergies. It is just that I can't digest most milk products without lactase.


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Someone (Lola?) suggested that SWAMI assumes lactose intolerance for type O users.  Yet I have a few dairy choices, such as mozzarella cheese.  Under GTD, that sophistication is lost.  Type O Explorers under GTD get way/(whey) too much dairy IMO.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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As an O nonnie Explorer, I struggle with the dairy amounts.
Swami allows me 5 servings of 3-4 ounces weekly.  I never eat that much.

The whey cheeses, parmesan, pecorino, romano are diamonds and seem fine. But I never eat a lot--sprinkle it on stuff, add it to pesto, etc.
About twice per month, I eat a neutral cheese, such as manchego or quark.

If I eat gluten free pizza, with compliant cheeses, I pay with fatigue, runny nose and inflammation.




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Quoted from prunella
As an O nonnie Explorer, I struggle with the dairy amounts.
Swami allows me 5 servings of 3-4 ounces weekly.  I never eat that much.

The whey cheeses, parmesan, pecorino, romano are diamonds and seem fine. But I never eat a lot--sprinkle it on stuff, add it to pesto, etc.
About twice per month, I eat a neutral cheese, such as manchego or quark.

If I eat gluten free pizza, with compliant cheeses, I pay with fatigue, runny nose and inflammation.


The bought gf pizzas at stores and/or restaurants usually use cornstarch, and gums which can make some react. I can do it once in a blue moon but that's about it. Those gums seem to paralyze my insides.  

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Someone (Lola?) suggested that SWAMI assumes lactose intolerance for type O users.  Yet I have a few dairy choices, such as mozzarella cheese.  Under GTD, that sophistication is lost.  Type O Explorers under GTD get way/(whey) too much dairy IMO.


My sentiments. I get quite a few neutrals, the only one which I'll have sometimes is parmesan.
The superbeneficials are feta and mozarella which I have a few time per month. The great thing about parmesan is that I grate it with a micro grater and it is fluffy, the taste is nice and strong so I need a little to pack a flavour. If I don't have cheese I can have 5 tsp. ghee weekly which I don't always digest well (no gallbladder), even olive oil is a problem, but I can have my 1 Tbs. flax oil with no problems. I use Intrinsia to get the butyric acid for which the ghee is known to be beneficial.

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Hmmmm. I may need to revise my last statement about eating pizza.  I get the fatigue, etc if I eat a GF frozen Trader Joe's pizza.  
If I make the dough myself, using tapioca flour, the outcome is much better, although tapioca has been a black dot.




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SWAMI assumes lactose intolerance for type O users.



you obviously haven t ran a swami? or have forgotten the questionnaire therein

it clearly asks if you are lactose intolerant

and right after that one, asks if you are caffeine sensitive

no surprises or assumptions......simply a brilliant piece of software designed by Dr D


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My type O wife loves dairy. She's not lactose intolerant at all, but cannot have it for myriad other reasons given by BTD/GTD.
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you obviously haven t ran a swami? or have forgotten the questionnaire therein

it clearly asks if you are lactose intolerant

and right after that one, asks if you are caffeine sensitive

no surprises or assumptions......simply a brilliant piece of software designed by Dr D


Of course I've run SWAMI. I know that it asks for lactose intolerance. But if you don't know whether you are, then it will assume lactose intolerance, or so I believe.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Reduce the ratio of beneficial foods to neutral foods.  The Beneficial foods are "healing", where neutral are food value.  When you reduce the ratio of beneficial foods, the healing will slow down some so you should be in less pain.  Unfortunately, when I try to do this too much, the body starts asking for more more beneficial nutrients which is hurting in a different way.  You may have to work with this some to find the best balanced point for you...  The balance point may also vary, though so it may be more frustrating than the pain is...


My approach is the other direction.  Like Jesi and ABJoe, I also get pain in areas of old injuries and weak places in my body, when I'm heavily detoxing.  I like to keep my momentum going as much as possible and I usually increase the ratios of beneficials.  I also make sure I'm not getting any hidden toxins/avoids or black dots.  



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Sorry to interrupt the train of thought; hey A Explorers!  I have found some martial arts that, in practise and spiritual theory, would be BENEFICIAL to us on the "more vigorous end " of exercise if you're an A and "have that need to sweat and meditate" while not overtraining your body. It took a little while to go through lots and lots of definitions of the descriptions of different martial arts, but I will come back here and list them if I give them a try for a month, and find them SUCCESSFUL. Otherwise, if I listed them now and they be in error, I would be leading everyone else into error also. In the meantime - could those Explorers who are pracising tai chi or quigong on the "soft side" of the martial arts -- or any martial arts, for that matter, give me a pm our of fellowship? It would be much appreciated. Ty!


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I love martial arts and as an A explorer, i find that they are beneficial.  

Do a heavy bag workout using footwork, and you will sweat good!  Also i find the slow gentle exercises to have a good effect on me.  They help with strength and focus.

Martial arts, even tai chi (a martial art) uses explosive power and is quite fast sometimes.  The slow movements are practiced to train focus and using the muscles and body right, coordinated with breathing to get the most power.  Then when moving fast, one moves efficiently and more effectively.  A well practiced tai chi person could send a person flying into a wall that comes into contact with them, with very little visible movement.  Short power (as its called in tai chi) can cause serious damage.  It is concentrated and focused like a laser.  Tai chi is self defense capable of killing and maiming if the intention and skill is there.

I practice tai chi exercises daily for general health, but these alone do not give me the exercise i need to feel my best.  There is always a potential to over exercise with intense exercise, so it is good not to fall into a trap of overexercising, because this is probably even worse than not doing it enough in terms of stressing the body.  (I did this a few months ago but corrected it).

I am no tai chi master and can't kill people with it (but maybe maim them;).  But i do love to break a sweat and it is important to get the heart rate up and feel some exhertion.

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Quoted from Easy E
I love martial arts and as an A explorer, i find that they are beneficial.  

Do a heavy bag workout using footwork, and you will sweat good!  Also i find the slow gentle exercises to have a good effect on me.  They help with strength and focus.

Martial arts, even tai chi (a martial art) uses explosive power and is quite fast sometimes.  The slow movements are practiced to train focus and using the muscles and body right, coordinated with breathing to get the most power.  Then when moving fast, one moves efficiently and more effectively.  A well practiced tai chi person could send a person flying into a wall that comes into contact with them, with very little visible movement.  Short power (as its called in tai chi) can cause serious damage.  It is concentrated and focused like a laser.  Tai chi is self defense capable of killing and maiming if the intention and skill is there.

I practice tai chi exercises daily for general health, but these alone do not give me the exercise i need to feel my best.  There is always a potential to over exercise with intense exercise, so it is good not to fall into a trap of overexercising, because this is probably even worse than not doing it enough in terms of stressing the body.  (I did this a few months ago but corrected it).

I am no tai chi master and can't kill people with it (but maybe maim them;).  But i do love to break a sweat and it is important to get the heart rate up and feel some exhertion.


Thanks for reporting in, Easy. One can use the supposition that an A Explorer (i'm not defining differences between estrogen/testosterone, and female/male muscle mass in each, just yet) are ~somewhere~ akin to what B's would need, but on the lower end, yes,  without the overtraining. As a female with less muscle mass I'm not attracted to a workout bag ~yet~ but martial arts are very all-encompassing in usefulness and some defense strokes with a bag maybe (2-5%?) of training time sound like the perfect icing on the cake.  


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May I break in and ask a totally unrelated question, Explorers? I'm trying to address a potential "lactic acid buildup problem" -- do you find any issues with excess lactic acid inflammation for any reason; and if you do, what are the occasions for it building up, and why? (i.e. do you find it happening from diet, exercise or lack of, or from other medical reasons?)


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The overtrainng can happen to anyone.  Especially when starting or when doing too much too soon.  I overdid it with my road bicycle this past fall and could not fall asleep at night, which took away instead of helping.  The stress hormones kicked in to counter the sapped energy to keep me going.

I was riding like 90 to 120 minutes a day at a fast rate from scratch pretty much.  The road bike was different than other bikes i had ridden, and it is a real workout.  So now i do like 30 minute rides 4 or so days a week at a moderate pace with some spints worked in.  I still like always do my favorite tai chi/qigong exercises.

I also put pressure on myself to train and do ultra rides, but this takes time.  There is never a need to ride 100 miles!!!  I think A explorers need to take it slower than O explorers and build up slower, even though they are explorers.  So i jumped in head over heels and had to do other things to recover like the exercises and some punching bag workouts and whatever else.  I find stop/start activities with all out bursts the most beneficial overall as opposed to constant moderate exercise like cycling.  Most important for me is to enjoy it and it not be a chore.
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May I break in and ask a totally unrelated question, Explorers? I'm trying to address a potential "lactic acid buildup problem" -- do you find any issues with excess lactic acid inflammation for any reason; and if you do, what are the occasions for it building up, and why? (i.e. do you find it happening from diet, exercise or lack of, or from other medical reasons?)
I have heard it is from not doing enough of a cool down enough after exercise I have also heard bicarb is a good antidote...?!

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My sentiments. I get quite a few neutrals, the only one which I'll have sometimes is parmesan.  The superbeneficials are feta and mozarella which I have a few time per month. The great thing about parmesan is that I grate it with a micro grater and it is fluffy, the taste is nice and strong so I need a little to pack a flavour. If I don't have cheese I can have 5 tsp. ghee weekly which I don't always digest well (no gallbladder), even olive oil is a problem, but I can have my 1 Tbs. flax oil with no problems. I use Intrinsia to get the butyric acid for which the ghee is known to be beneficial.


I am so envious of you who get cheeses.  I never really knew whether or not I was lactose intolerant, so swami has me ticked as lactose intolerant.  I only get ghee and buffalo milk as supers, and quark as a neutral.  All other dairy is either a black dot or an outright avoid.    I eat cheese *in moderate amounts* anyway.  I don't intend to live the rest of my life avoiding cheese, as I love it so much, but I do try to watch my intake, which can creep up.  Small amounts on occasion seem ok.  I had some cheese and wine last night and I feel fine today.  I don't get digestive discomfort from fresh cheeses like chevre and mozzarella, but I become awfully congested after eating cheese.  And they make me gain weight overnight.  I love my ghee.  It is a staple in my diet now.  I suppose I am not really lactose intolerant.  But milk gives me gas, so maybe I am lactose intolerant.     I don't miss milk and I can't remember the last time I had any.
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I am so envious of you who get cheeses.  I never really knew whether or not I was lactose intolerant, so swami has me ticked as lactose intolerant.  I only get ghee and buffalo milk as supers, and quark as a neutral.  All other dairy is either a black dot or an outright avoid.    I eat cheese *in moderate amounts* anyway.  I don't intend to live the rest of my life avoiding cheese, as I love it so much, but I do try to watch my intake, which can creep up.  Small amounts on occasion seem ok.  I had some cheese and wine last night and I feel fine today.  I don't get digestive discomfort from fresh cheeses like chevre and mozzarella, but I become awfully congested after eating cheese.  And they make me gain weight overnight.  I love my ghee.  It is a staple in my diet now.  I suppose I am not really lactose intolerant.  But milk gives me gas, so maybe I am lactose intolerant.     I don't miss milk and I can't remember the last time I had any.


I did check off lactose intolerant because I know that I am, but I still have quite a few neutrals.
The other day, I bought a different brand of organic parmesan and it stated that it was lactose free. That makes me assume that most of them are not as I've never seen that before.  
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I did check off lactose intolerant because I know that I am, but I still have quite a few neutrals.
The other day, I bought a different brand of organic parmesan and it stated that it was lactose free. That makes me assume that most of them are not as I've never seen that before.  


Well, in that case maybe I'm not given cheeses because I'm too fat!  
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  The stress hormones kicked in to counter the sapped energy to keep me going.

I also put pressure on myself to train and do ultra rides, but this takes time.  There is never a need to ride 100 miles!!!

I find stop/start activities with all out bursts the most beneficial overall as opposed to constant moderate exercise like cycling.  Most important for me is to enjoy it and it not be a chore.


--- Oh God how I hate those stress hormones. They're bad like Monster EnergyDrink
--- Only if you're en route moving back to the parent's estate, and the car dies
    out in the Mohave Desert  
--- We still need to remind ourselves as ancient farmers that we contain bursts    
    of speed within in critical situations (like, when we see a wolf
    approaching to eat a toddler who wandered outside the enclosure )  

Thank you, thank you!



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I have heard it is from not doing enough of a cool down enough after exercise I have also heard bicarb is a good antidote...?!



Mine was from STRESS and LACK OF MOVEMENT and MORE STRESS. Goody.
Thank you, thank you!  



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--- Oh God how I hate those stress hormones. They're bad like Monster EnergyDrink
--- Only if you're en route moving back to the parent's estate, and the car dies
    out in the Mohave Desert  
--- We still need to remind ourselves as ancient farmers that we contain bursts    
    of speed within in critical situations (like, when we see a wolf
    approaching to eat a toddler who wandered outside the enclosure )  

Thank you, thank you!

The cycling is good for explorers, i think it is best to put in some shorter faster rides, like 30 minutes max as opposed to long slow rides of 1.5 to 2 hours.  It is very easy to overtrain in cycling because it feels like one could ride and ride and you don't realize how tired you are until you get off I

Also, i am sensitive to stress hormones (like everything else)!  So i do not plan on entering the tour de france anytime soon!  

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Seraffa, with regards to inflammation, I have noticed something new w/ me.

I have plantar faciitis in my feet (inflammation of the tendons on the bottom of the feet & heel).  It is extremely painful.  I have gone to treatment for it for years...podiatrists, orthopedists, reflexologists, massage therapists, physical therapists, cortizone shots, and most recently a brace that I have been wearing.  

Anyway, I have noticed that when I stopped eating wheat for a couple of weeks, the pain reduced significantly, about 85%.  Then I went back to eating wheat, and the pain returned.  I got the message, so I stopped eating wheat again for about 2 weeks now, and the pain is down again.  No pain = no inflammation.  So for me, I suspect that the wheat is contributing to the inflammation of the tendons.  The ones on the bottom of my feet I can tell are inflammed because it causes pain.  I also suspect, that I may have inflammation in other parts of my body that are also reducing, although I may not be able to tell yet.  

Wheat is an avoid on my Swami...I am following it much more closely as of late.  Like someone else said on this forum...Avoid the Avoids...  My new Mantra.  
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Like someone else said on this forum...Avoid the Avoids...  My new Mantra.  

This is good to say, but the brain needs something positive to think about.  you don't want to be thinking about avoids all the time, it is much better to think about beneficial foods, or something else that will have a positive impact on your life.  Try to develop an action statement that is positive.  
Example:
Replace the avoids with beneficials.



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Seraffa, with regards to inflammation, I have noticed something new w/ me.

I have plantar faciitis in my feet (inflammation of the tendons on the bottom of the feet & heel).  It is extremely painful.  I have gone to treatment for it for years...podiatrists, orthopedists, reflexologists, massage therapists, physical therapists, cortizone shots, and most recently a brace that I have been wearing.  

Anyway, I have noticed that when I stopped eating wheat for a couple of weeks, the pain reduced significantly, about 85%.  Then I went back to eating wheat, and the pain returned.  I got the message, so I stopped eating wheat again for about 2 weeks now, and the pain is down again.  No pain = no inflammation.  So for me, I suspect that the wheat is contributing to the inflammation of the tendons.  The ones on the bottom of my feet I can tell are inflammed because it causes pain.  I also suspect, that I may have inflammation in other parts of my body that are also reducing, although I may not be able to tell yet.  

Wheat is an avoid on my Swami...I am following it much more closely as of late.  Like someone else said on this forum...Avoid the Avoids...  My new Mantra.  


How about that...and you are even a secretor....good


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