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Seraffa
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 1:27am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from ABJoe

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.



This is VERY true because I have just replaced a sales job at home with a more "normal" job, working for an answering service. Action statements that are positive bring us back to ourselves. For years I"ve been trying to motivate myself with "if you don't do this pretty soon, here's whats going to happen to you, then you will come to a horrible end, and you will wind up like (blah blah blah) and you know what....it may work in the short run but afterwards, it robs me of thinking of a normal life. I guess its just as bad as watching a violent movie, or being out in a crowd too long. I'm cursed with hyper-awareness, yet being my own taskmaster in order to see results just doesn't even let me see the day, let alone enjoy the next one. And that's another reason I don't like our modern age. We're surrounded by career assumptions and thoughts that focus on materialism, pleasure and death; man now knows how to flip these switches on and off in his fellow man by advertising, and its' making me positively ill....

And whenever I think I have to go it alone, NOW I'm watching dinosaur movies. Trying to pretend I'm just as good as a dinosaur. Wow violence, blood, on/off flip switch in lizard brain......I applaud the dinosaurs but they didn't have A type blood. And I eat their descendants. Then I think I'm more dinosaur. Then the stress and cortisol kick in ; what a stupid addiction to my own stress.When am I going to STOP?

I"m practising my new found Tai-Chi/Qui Gong substitute today, and it feels pretty good, without boring me.  


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Vivian
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 5:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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ABJoe...You are correct. Affirmations should be made in the positive, rather than negative, perspective.  Thanks for reminding me.  

Seraffa, yes, I am a secretor.  Does that make me more reactive to wheat?
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Seraffa
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Quoted from Vivian
ABJoe...You are correct. Affirmations should be made in the positive, rather than negative, perspective.  Thanks for reminding me.  

Seraffa, yes, I am a secretor.  Does that make me more reactive to wheat?


Actually it's supposed to make you a little less violently reactive to an avoid, but everyone has their own genetic individuality. If wheat expresses itself profoundly for you in the foot region of the body, whereas in me it causes bulimia, you can see the genetic expression of what avoids do to different people.


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Seraffa
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 12:39am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Help....help....I need Explorer help!

Because I don't have time for prolonged cooking I ate my red meat and poultry for a few meals in a row so this weekend Im left with my fish and eggs and nuts. Now cold weather snap is here and I get up thinking about meat, but I have to wait till Sunday to eat it. Too much compliant sugar makes me feel malnourished.

Will I be okay as long as I make sure my nuts are added in and my starches are on the high protein side, like lentils, through tomorrow? I don't want to get out of balanace, and I don't want to fall off the wagon!


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Charity1975
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Hi everyone! I'm new here and new to the Explorer diet. This is my 4th day and for the last 2 days I've had headaches and insomnia. Just wondering if anyone else experienced this in the beginning. Thanks!
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Spring
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Seraffa, I answered your post on the FS thread. Sorry to be so slow..... Been one of those busy days....


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BCgal
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Charity1975  -  Welcome.  As for the headaches, it could very likely be from adjusting to a new eating program and detox.  I suppose the insomnia could be too.  How were you eating before you started eating as an Explorer?



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Quoted from Charity1975
Hi everyone! I'm new here and new to the Explorer diet. This is my 4th day and for the last 2 days I've had headaches and insomnia. Just wondering if anyone else experienced this in the beginning. Thanks!


Welcome!  Did you start taking new supplements?  Did you abruptly stop drinking caffeinated beverages?


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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Charity1975
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Thanks guys! I ate pretty bad before this.  I drank caffeine occasionally (but naturally, I was sensitive to it). I drank diet sodas (hello aspartame!) and ate quite a bit.  This diet had completely curbed my appetite, which is very unusual for me (but welcome as I wouldn't mind losing 10 lbs!).

I was just wondering if anyone else experienced headaches or insomnia. Hoping that it will end within a week!

Glad to be part of your community! Thanks for the warm welcome.
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Charity1975
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Oh! And yes to the supplements - I was taking Bladderwrack and B12. I stopped taking it yesterday to see if it makes a difference. And I've lost 4 lbs this week! Maybe I'm losing too fast..?
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You could be suffering from aspartame withdrawal as well as detox...  It is hard to tell if you are losing too fast, though.  When I started, I lost about 35 lbs. in about a month and a half.  It wasn't comfortable, but between not having a good meal plan for replacing the 80% avoids that I removed from my diet - and detoxing all of that junk, ICK...  

I went a little below weight, but then the body adjusted, I got hungry and gained back up to a reasonable weight.


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Charity1975
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Thank you! It's nice to hear from other Explorers. Another question- how do you eat out!? I used to eat out (at restaurants) too much. I've obviously scaled back, but whenever I'm invited out to eat I panic. Any rules of thumb that work for you? Btw- congratulations on your weight loss and healthier lifestyle!
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Headache may be from suddenly stopping caffeine.  High "doses" of B vitamins might interfere with sleep.  Do you take your supplement with breakfast?


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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Charity1975 - by being invited out to eat by friends, do you mean to their homes, or to a restaurant?  Most of my friends know by now that my eating is different, so I ask what their menu plan is and then bring something for myself if I have to.  I've had no problems with that.  I'm there to enjoy their company.  As for restaurants, I go for salad, making sure I let them know what to leave out and get them to add extra of what I can have.  I'll order fish, poultry, or beef with that.



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Ok- thanks BCgal. I did mean going to restaurants. We're going to Disney tomorrow and it will certainly be a challenge to not have my favorite foods around.  Squarepeg- I always take my supplements in the morning. I decided to stop them, wait a day and slowly incorporate each one seperately to see which is the culprit.
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Quoted from SBGGJRP
I have had abnormal reactions to vitamins, supplements, medications, foods, beverages, herbs, etc for a lifetime. And as a "taster" I detect things in food that other people are oblivious to----particularly bitterness.
Does anyone here have intense physical reactions to seemingly "healthful", innocent foods? When I ingest even trace amounts of flax, I develop large, egg-sized itchy lumps on my feet, ankles and lower legs! (I can't even eat food that has been processed on the same equipment as flax. But now I know that is because flax is toxic for Explorers!)

Quoted from SBGGJRP
Regarding flax....when I mentioned that it is toxic for Explorers, I should have been more specific. For an Explorer, Type O+, non-secretor (according to SWAMI), flax is toxic. It is true that SWAMI can be so individualized and specific.
Am beginning to think that for an Explorer type "O-" non secretor it is even more toxic?!

I read that flaxseed is very calming, so decided to try dabbing some ground organic seed mixed with spring water, on an almost healed breakout on my cheek...
Big mistake as it made it 10x worse & I also spent the late afternoon & evening with a bit of a fever as well!!

Been sooo useful going back over this thread (thanks for starting it Seraffa!)

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As an A+ nonie might be a teacher with explorer reactivity, haven't done SWAMI yet, when I try taking supplements after a few days I start going a little crazy and cant sleep, it definitely has to do with the liver. I also react negatively to OTC and prescriptions after a week or so. One more strange one is coffee if I don't eat any wheat for a few days and drink coffee it doesn't effect me as much and withdrawal isn't as bad when I quit, wheat causes a definite inflammatory response I get stiff and achy and run down, don't know if it is combination of coffee and inflammatory response or the liver dealing with 2 toxins at once. When I was young my moms perfume used to make me ill. I remember distinctly getting a vaccination when I was very young and not feeling right after and for years would get splitting headaches that would make me nauseous. Became severely fatigued in late teens and developed short term memory problems ringing in ears and visual disturbances, finally had to get my amalgam fillings replaced in 98 with non toxics, thought I was gonna die from detox my liver just couldn't deal with the heavy metals and trying to force detox with supplements at the same time. I do it all with food. I should get tested for G6PD dysfunction would probably be revealing. From what I've read I could be an explorer who got it wrong from the start and will spend the rest of my days trying to fix the problem. On the positive side I am aging nicely and look 5 to 10 years younger than I am, a little chub and grey but not to many wrinkles, glad I'm not a warrior hehe.

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Hi Uncle Paul Obviously something in those supplements that doesn't agree with you?! Which brand/s are you taking?
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I stopped taking supplements 6 years ago, vitamin Bs seemed to be the biggest problem for me, but even milk thistle started to cause me problems. I've dealt with a toxic liver since I was a teenager and through trial and error have learned what doesn't work for me. I use Real Salt as my only supplement it provides me with minerals naturally used liberally in my diet, I get my vitamins from my food. Read on another sight that blood type a and non secretor has the worst time trying to detox and from personal experience I whole heartedly agree. Being blood type a red meat doesn't work for me very well except lamb it actually makes me feel good, also cortisol is a real problem and seems to interfere with sleep and weight loss. I'm either gonna do SWAMI or try to adjust the non secretor blood type diet to suit me. Open to suggestions.

Thanks

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these guidelines whether BT or GT will help reset your system......their anti inflammatory effect is superior to anything out there


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I've not noticed any effect from ingesting flax.


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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Flax is now neutral for me, but I don't like how it makes me feel estrogen dominant, so I tend to avoid it.



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Quoted from Possum

Am beginning to think that for an Explorer type "O-" non secretor it is even more toxic?!

I read that flaxseed is very calming, so decided to try dabbing some ground organic seed mixed with spring water, on an almost healed breakout on my cheek...
Big mistake as it made it 10x worse & I also spent the late afternoon & evening with a bit of a fever as well!!

Been sooo useful going back over this thread (thanks for starting it Seraffa!)



You're very welcome, Possum and friends ((((((Hugs)))))


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Quoted from unclepaul
I get my vitamins from my food. Read on another sight that blood type a and non secretor has the worst time trying to detox and from personal experience I whole heartedly agree. Being blood type a red meat doesn't work for me very well except lamb it actually makes me feel good,

also cortisol is a real problem and seems to interfere with sleep and weight loss. I'm either gonna do SWAMI or try to adjust the non secretor blood type diet to suit me. Open to suggestions.

Thanks

Paul


Started out with same problems, here. If lamb makes you feel good try goat also; very healthful and non-fatty. Re: cortisol - I started out with cortisol concern also. Swami is highly recommended. If you were to take the time to try and figure out all your non secretor options and try to match them up with the explorer diet, you would need an extra years worth of eating trial-and-error, and I don't think "nobody got time for dat" mess if they are a Nonnie Explorer!

It will be interesting to see if my cortisol has accumulated from hidden camps of candida (which I have been expelling from my lungs and thyroid this week) or a different matter. Vitamins targeted for certain medical conditions seem to produce a rather painful cathartic crisis that is confusing, followed by healing.


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Seraffa, you are right. Why take years to try to work this out - to say nothing for the expense - when SWAMI can figure the whole thing out for us with just a very few individual adjustments!?!  I would be nuts before I got started - in fact, I know all about throwing out perfectly good foods that were like poison to me! Not anymore!!


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