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Pamma
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12:32am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Early Spring: Awareness, desire.
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Hello Explorers,

Today, the long awaited envelope arrived in the mail.  My saliva test has determined that I am a non secretor.   That news has enabled me to FINALLY determine which group I belong in.    EXPLORER.  

During the 'long wait' it was running neck and neck with the warrior.   Various forum posters, had to assure me,  there was NO WAY, I could ever be a Nomad, though all of my testing was Crazy- Super- High for it.  Blew me away.

Anyway,  I'm SO glad the waiting around is over,  I can finally move forward, bearing in mind my new changes, grocery needs, and supplements.  Each night when time permits, I'm here, reading, reading reading…     I hope my efforts, and following the plan, helps me.    My wandering is over


EXPLORER *** TASTER ***  A - *** NONNIE

40 yrs a farmers wife  (Hub is A - too)    

baba to 10 and ½ grandchildren (one is on the way)

orthodox christian+
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Seraffa
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 4:02am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Explorer!
Ee Dan
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Location: Houston, TX
Age: 49
Quoted from Pamma
Hello Explorers,

Today, the long awaited envelope arrived in the mail.  My saliva test has determined that I am a non secretor.   That news has enabled me to FINALLY determine which group I belong in.    EXPLORER.  

During the 'long wait' it was running neck and neck with the warrior.   Various forum posters, had to assure me,  there was NO WAY, I could ever be a Nomad, though all of my testing was Crazy- Super- High for it.  Blew me away.

Anyway,  I'm SO glad the waiting around is over,  I can finally move forward, bearing in mind my new changes, grocery needs, and supplements.  Each night when time permits, I'm here, reading, reading reading…     I hope my efforts, and following the plan, helps me.    My wandering is over


Slava Isusu Christu!

"All that glitters is not gold,
All who wander are not lost" -- Tolkein

Pamma let me know if you need some good old Ortho-support as you make the changes to your diet as the 40 Days comes up.  


"SWAMI-saved" from bulimia, and proud of it.
INFJ/ENFJ wings 3+4, Numerology: 1
Sun Pisc. Moon Capr. ASC Virg. N.Node Gem. S. Node Sagg.
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Actively fighting the "life of quiet desperation"!

Mortal life is a stay in a vast hospital ward -
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Pamma
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 6:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Glory Forever !!!


Good evening Seraffa,

I'll be glad for any suggestions you have to share.  This is a wonderful place to be a part of.  I just can't get over,  ALL of the people!   All of the information. Sometime, hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, I would like to order the swami express.  

I'm not too sure of myself in navigating my new computer, or understanding exactly, all of its workings.  Does the swami software, use that thing called Adobe flash player?  That part of my computer is not working correctly at this time.  

Good grief,  I didn't realize the time!            See?   I get lost in all of this.    


EXPLORER *** TASTER ***  A - *** NONNIE

40 yrs a farmers wife  (Hub is A - too)    

baba to 10 and ½ grandchildren (one is on the way)

orthodox christian+
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Possum
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 6:40am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Expluntherer... It means I'm an O...;-)
Ee Dan
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Quoted from Pamma
Good grief,  I didn't realize the time!            See?   I get lost in all of this.    
Sounds like a typical Explorer reaction lol

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Kath5yDE
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 6:33am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Winter: Hidden potential.
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we resemble merely to the O's
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Seraffa
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 2:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Kath5yDE
we resemble merely to the O's


Yes, we do get those bursts of energy that O's have.  



"SWAMI-saved" from bulimia, and proud of it.
INFJ/ENFJ wings 3+4, Numerology: 1
Sun Pisc. Moon Capr. ASC Virg. N.Node Gem. S. Node Sagg.
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ayaka
Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 4:27am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Im glad i got SWAMI -_-

Have been following the nomad lifestyle for 4 months and what seemed like a few white lines became a million white lines on my fingers. knew something was wrong i just couldn't figure it out.

Today i'm an explorer i hope the food list works for me!

current addiction: Litchi - and it should've been a fruit rather than a nut


ENTP among familiar surroundings, INTP everywhere else
SWAMI made me enemies with all my favourite foods, but i've made new friends along the way. Aiming for more MUSCLE!!!
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Easy E
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:56am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ Explorer, non-secretor
Ee Dan
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Explorers arwnt quite as prone to white lines as nomads are since u are B.  Warriors are the A white liners and hunters are the O white liners.  Nomads and explorers type similar in ways and it is a tough distinguising for Bs prob.  I knew of a B who went explorer and then realized he was a nomad and felt better.  

It comes down to gluten sensetivity apparently.  I never saw white lines on my hands.  I looked for them and just couldn't see any.  I never had heard or seen this white line phenomenon and was intrigued!
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misspudding
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 1:01am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I am definitely gluten sensitive. Also definitely an explorer.




misspudding

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Me: Celiac type gut problems; seizure disorder; MTHFR
DH: O positive
DS: O negative; "atypical" IBD - SWAMI 44% Explorer

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ayaka
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yeah me too definitely sensitive to gluten. on top of that casein, whey, lactose.. as well.. thankfully explorer food list doesn't particularly have much dairy!


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SWAMI made me enemies with all my favourite foods, but i've made new friends along the way. Aiming for more MUSCLE!!!
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Easy E
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ee Dan
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If i remember right, the white lines indicate damage in the gut lining from gluten or related stuff.  Using the right supplements could help repair it quickly probably.

Off topic question:  Is rhodiola helpful for explorers in balancing and calming the stress response, and helpful to handle stressors better?  Do any explorers here take it or have used it before?  I've had rhodiola obsessions lately!
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misspudding
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I thought rhodiola was mainly for Os, because of how it impacts how we get/handle stress?




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Easy E
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I know detoxing is the number one way to manage stress for explorers.  I never saw any adaptogens recommended for explorers.  

I originally tried ginseng (recommended for A's) and it gave me anxiety and irritation.  Gingko (recommended for A's) worked decent and it prevented the stress response from turning on so easy.  Rhodiola is said to lower cortisol in response (like gingko) and also helps balance neurotransmitters, and helps with adhd symptoms i read.  None of these are stated in the book to be recommended for explorers.

But i find nothing specifically about rhodiola for explorer genotypes.  The supplements for blood type A's generally and explorers differ a good bit.  
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misspudding
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6:09pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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There's this on rhodiola: http://www.dadamo.com/media/rhodiola.htm

Really only seems to be good for O's, based on that. Even if Explorers have a similar stress profile to Hunters, I still think it's the O's that have the whole adrenaline thing going on. I know rhodiola makes me feel AMAZING.




misspudding

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Easy E
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:25pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Well you are an explorer and it works well for you. That is good info.  I want to see a beneficial neutral avoid list for herbs for genotypes regardless of bloodtype.
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Yeah, it's funny. Several years ago, I was trying to finish a Masters degree. I was SOOO stressed out, but I was taking a multi at the time, called "Stress-Defy", that had Rhodiola, L-Theanine, Holy Basil, ginger, turmeric and some B-vitamins and fish oil. I felt really good while I took it. Looking back, I should find it again! Hahaha.




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Oh, and skullcap! Haha!

http://www.irwinnaturals.com/products/targeted-products/stress-defy/

These are all classic Hunter/O anti stress things. Very funny!




misspudding

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SquarePeg
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Hi MP, that sounds like a good supp for you.  I found Rhodiola helped ease obsessive-compulsive tendencies and the anxiety that they triggered.


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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Agreed! I've taken just rhodiola since then, and it mainly eases the anxiety.




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ayaka
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im using a 4week protocol on hepatiguard it's supposed to detox your liver n kidneys relieving you of some stress too. At least i feel so


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Easy E
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It is cool to hear explorers report positive experiences with supplements.  I read in the book licorice root is excellent for explorers.  I tend to reach for the adaptogens, esp. A ones.  Had positive and side effects and prob tend to take too much.  I want to feel the effect!  Esp. Not have social anxiety and focus better but not burn out on it!
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I find that licorice root causes severe edema in my calves/ ankles because it's not DGL. i can get it wholesale in my country and i've no idea how to 'DGL' it..

any tips on how i should consume to avoid the edema issue?


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Quoted from ayaka
I find that licorice root causes severe edema in my calves/ ankles because it's not DGL. i can get it wholesale in my country and i've no idea how to 'DGL' it..

any tips on how i should consume to avoid the edema issue?


Well....good questions (and welcome).....I think my edema issue has finally gone away with use of Calcium G Glucarate. It is one of the ingredients in the explorer support mix. It is a detox.   i take it along with some milk thistle or dandelion every day. I see that it keeps excess hormones from collecting in the liver. My mood and alertness have improved too from it.


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ty!

is calcium G glucarate different from a normal calcium supplement? i haven't really looked into the full range of Dr. D supps.

I'm taking dandelion leaf tea on a daily basis which helped to expel quite a fair bit of water from my swolleness


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Ee Dan
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http://draxe.com/7-adaptogen-herbs-to-lower-cortisol/

Only one i tried was ginseng and it gave me anxiety and excess heat.  

Trying rhodiola past week and it is cooling and seems to level me out so far.  Will keep updated.

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