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  ›  Male Gatherers
Users Browsing Forum
Baidu Spider and 7 Guests

Male Gatherers   This thread currently has 2,111 views. Print Print Thread
2 Pages 1 2 All Recommend Thread
dalkantrell
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 7:14am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer O- Nonny
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Location: Arkansas, USA
Age: 37
Are there any other male gatherers out there? What are your experiences being a gatherer good and bad and how is the genotype diet helping you? Ladies you can of course add your own feedback. It just seems like I don't see any male gatherers and I wonder what their experience with their health is like.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
Jared
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 7:18am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT4 Explorer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 183
Gender: Male
Location: USA
Age: 42
They should give the Gatherer a more proactive and man-like name.


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 37
Goldie
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 8:21am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year
Sam Dan
Posts: 5,940
Gender: Female
Location: East Coast
Heck No:  no name change..  

BUT asking for MEN to pipe in here in a thread of their own is indeed a good idea..

We need more male oriented threads for all types- all around.. it would change the conversation completely..

Like a Gatherer MAN might be a farmer, able and willing to carry heavy loads.  Care for his family and the wider world around him.  I see him move that piano up a mountain just because his wife likes to play..

Gatherer men are dynamite! They move the earth!

OH yes I see a big difference.. GLAD you started this MANLY thread!  It will make a world of difference! hope many will come and stay for a while.


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 Online
Private Message Private message Reply: 2 - 37
Jared
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT4 Explorer
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 183
Gender: Male
Location: USA
Age: 42
I would call the Gatherers the "craftsmen." Actually, I would like to call them "the Mighty Plowmen." Gatherer sounds so perfunctory.

Imagine this as the intro to the Mighty Plowman genotype.

"Our mighty plowmen, be restored to that most natural and man-like eating once again..."


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 37
Goldie
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 12:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year
Sam Dan
Posts: 5,940
Gender: Female
Location: East Coast
a whole new book !!!!  


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 Online
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 37
O in Virginia
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 1:03pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
Yes, I can see them as strong ploughmen, and craftsmen too.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 37
jayneeo
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 8:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Gatherer
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 6,482
Gender: Female
Location: San Jose, CA
Age: 67
my husband is one, and he is a craftsman too, a potter and a winemaker (seems to fit, eh?)
He said he knows he is a gatherer because his sight is better at focussing on very small, close things, like gathering herbs and mushrooms, for example, or picking grapes, but plowman is more of an agricultural genotype, we gatherers are the original hunter/gatherers....a gatherer might trap a squirrel or a bird.....
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 37
ruthiegirl
Sunday, October 2, 2011, 6:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,417
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
There are a couple of factors at play here. First of all, I think that there are more female Gatherers than male Gatherers, just as a general tendency of the Genotype. Similarly, I think there are more male Hunters than female Hunters. At least, from looking through the charts in the back of the Genotype book, it appears that way. I'm not sure how the numbers work out in real life.

The second factor is typical male/female personalities and internet usage.

In general, women tend to be more "chatty" online than men are. Of course there are individual exceptions, but I've found that in most online forums (either message boards or Facebook groups) the women are just more active than the men. Even among my Facebook friends, the men may post once or twice a day but there are women who post 20 times a day ("oh no, the book I want is upstairs" half an hour later "I got exercise by getting the book from upstairs." and other random chat as her day goes by.)

So, you've got more women on this forum, at least among the active posters. I have no clue if there are many men who "lurk"- read the posts frequently but not post often or at all.  I'm pretty sure there are more male Hunters than female Hunters (talking about the Genotype here, not the people who go out and get fresh venison) yet we have several female Hunters who post regularly, and I'm not sure if we even HAVE any male Hunters who post often.

There's nothing "un-manly" about being a Gatherer. According to the GTD, Elvis Presley was one!


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 37
dalkantrell
Monday, October 3, 2011, 1:10am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer O- Nonny
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Location: Arkansas, USA
Age: 37
I have noticed that the women seem to be the most vocal on these forums. I wasn't really surprised as men in general don't seem to be vocal about health concerns. I just wish men would be more active here. I value everyone's experiences but sometimes I would like to hear a man's perspective on the genotype diet. Men I talk to aren't really interested in eating this way the women are though!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 37
ABJoe
Monday, October 3, 2011, 1:30am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

35% Nomad or Teacher - health history dependent
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 8,348
Gender: Male
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Age: 51
Quoted from dalkantrell
I have noticed that the women seem to be the most vocal on these forums. I wasn't really surprised as men in general don't seem to be vocal about health concerns. I just wish men would be more active here. I value everyone's experiences but sometimes I would like to hear a man's perspective on the genotype diet. Men I talk to aren't really interested in eating this way the women are though!

I agree...  
Part of it is that men don't cook as much as women, so are more hesitant about changing the diet, because it isn't something they usually think that much about.

Part of it is that men tend to be "macho", in the sense that they "can't" admit that they have a health problem as that's admitting (maybe more to themselves) that they are vulnerable to real problems...

Part of it is that men only have a limited amount of words we can say per day and if we get caught in a long meeting or water cooler convention at work, it leaves us without any for sharing on a forum...   

I don't have any words of wisdom from a Gatherer's perspective or I would share them...


RH-, ISTJ
Wonderful Wife = A+ Teacher; Darling Daughter = A- SWAMI Explorer
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 9 - 37
deblynn3
Monday, October 3, 2011, 1:37am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT2 Gatherer rh+;Prop-Taster
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,667
Gender: Female
Location: Arkansas
Age: 57
Quoted from jayneeo
my husband is one, and he is a craftsman too, a potter and a winemaker (seems to fit, eh?)
He said he knows he is a gatherer because his sight is better at focussing on very small, close things, like gathering herbs and mushrooms, for example, or picking grapes, but plowman is more of an agricultural genotype, we gatherers are the original hunter/gatherers....a gatherer might trap a squirrel or a bird.....


my husband has tested out by the book as a gatherer and all the above is "him" as well.
Machinist, craftsman, winemaker, gardener, reloading, details, and fixed minded


Swami, 100% me..
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 37
deblynn3
Monday, October 3, 2011, 1:42am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT2 Gatherer rh+;Prop-Taster
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,667
Gender: Female
Location: Arkansas
Age: 57
He also would rather I did the cooking, and just put it in front of him or pack it for his lunch. Unlike our A/b friend who reads the books and wants to understand why he's to eat what. This may be an age thing as well, as we are in our mid 50s and friend in single and in his early forties.


Swami, 100% me..
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 11 - 37
jayneeo
Monday, October 3, 2011, 2:30am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Gatherer
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 6,482
Gender: Female
Location: San Jose, CA
Age: 67
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 37
san j
Monday, October 3, 2011, 5:09am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Nomadess
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 4,478
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Cute thread, but...

I dunno. I know lotsa guys on this Forum. I feel they participate avidly and frequently, and I much appreciate their input.

As a former professional cook, I can tell you that most people who are really, really into food and cooking professionally at the top of their game are, indeed, men. And, having been in Fine French Perfumery as well, the same holds true there. Anyone who knows wine can't miss this fact, either. The male palate is often very refined, and some of the best "foodie" conversations I've had in life have been with men, so...

And then: The Science aspect of D'Adamo's work appeals to certain men. The teaching is multi-faceted enough to attract all kinds...

However, I did get a couple of laughs from the Real Men Don't Chat Alot stuff, above. That's true until you tap into their favorite subjects and then --- have a seat, girls; this could take a while...


D'Adamo proponent since 1997
dadamo Blogger and Forum participant since 2005
Cyber-Newbie, as of 2004
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 13 - 37
Goldie
Monday, October 3, 2011, 11:02am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year
Sam Dan
Posts: 5,940
Gender: Female
Location: East Coast
BUT..... : I do agree:  A MALE ONLY thread would be interesting to follow, allowing a look at how men think, communicate and express amongst themselves .  I think men of all types deserve it.  

Ladies could be standing by and just peruse (read but be silent)  , A MALE experiment worth honoring..    

and... yes Gatherers might see themselves as victims? more often victims to hunger?  is that so?  or:

Do other types have similar or different issues?  

From today on, I will be silent in this thread..     honoring my own suggestion to honor the men who come here and share their ideas, views, and experiences.     


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 Online
Private Message Private message Reply: 14 - 37
san j
Monday, October 3, 2011, 7:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Nomadess
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 4,478
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Quoted from Goldie
BUT..... : I do agree:  A MALE ONLY thread would be interesting to follow, allowing a look at how men think, communicate and express amongst themselves .  I think men of all types deserve it.  

Ladies could be standing by and just peruse (read but be silent)  , A MALE experiment worth honoring..    

and... yes Gatherers might see themselves as victims? more often victims to hunger?  is that so?  or:

Do other types have similar or different issues?  

From today on, I will be silent in this thread..     honoring my own suggestion to honor the men who come here and share their ideas, views, and experiences.     


I don't get that that's what the OP was proposing, Goldie. We women are in fact welcomed, there, to participate!



D'Adamo proponent since 1997
dadamo Blogger and Forum participant since 2005
Cyber-Newbie, as of 2004
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 15 - 37
dalkantrell
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 5:31am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer O- Nonny
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Location: Arkansas, USA
Age: 37
Yes!  I do welcome women and value their input!  I only wish there were more men active in the forum preferably male gatherers because I'd like to know about their health issues and struggles. But women share more easily and I don't want to shut them out especially since you are all such great contributors.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 16 - 37
Beachgirl
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 5:51am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

44% Explorer, Taster, ISFJ
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 272
Gender: Female
Location: Nevada
Age: 43
Quoted from ABJoe



Part of it is that men only have a limited amount of words we can say per day and if we get caught in a long meeting or water cooler convention at work, it leaves us without any for sharing on a forum...   



  Thanks for the laugh!!!!  That made my night!

Okay, so I'm not a male, but recently found out I was a Gatherer.  I didn't like the description of it, especially the "thrifty gene" part, but once I got over it, I'm really happy with the food choices & it "feels" like a good fit.  I've finally managed to drop 2 lbs.,  (after a month & a half!) and even though I'm still recovering from an upper resp. infection & sinus & ear infection, I'm finally starting to feel better.  Been eating lots of superfoods/ diamonds & getting back on track with my supps. as well.  My DH, & DS 1 & 2 are all O's, but I haven't measured & typed them yet, so I remain the lone gatherer.  DH is content to eat what I put in front of him & will listen to any new info I dig up on BTD/ GTD, but has no desire to delve into it himself.  However, give him a 1000+ page manual on some new sound board or complicated piece of music gear & he can figure it out & have it up & running within no time.  Go figure!

Health issues I've had (whether O related, Gatherer related or otherwise) have been hypersensitivity to EVERYTHING (antibiotics, pretty much any meds, all pollens, dusts, molds, weeds, grasses & trees native to my area & every animal with hair or fur).  I've had joint pain for years, developed asthma & seem to have an immune system that welcomes anyone & everything in.  My goals with this lifestyle are diminishing or eliminating allergies & hypersensitivity, hopefully reversing my asthma & being able to get back to the healthy person that's able to go outside without misery & take on the world like I used to.  Not sure if any other Gatherers have these issues.  

Oh, ABJoe, I'm jealous that you're in the OC!  Totally where we want to end up one day.  Laguna is my dream home....as soon as I win the lottery!  


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again!
Goal weight acheived!!  Woo Hoo!!!!
DH of 18 yrs. O+, DS 17yo O, DS 5yo O, not sure on the boys' RH status.

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 17 - 37
Goldie
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 11:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year
Sam Dan
Posts: 5,940
Gender: Female
Location: East Coast
ONE all male thread might still be interesting.. to follow.. their conversation might be a little different.. different enough to make a difference.. and cut to the chase.. maybe more men would respond if they did not have to wade through all the IN DEBT woman answers.. as there might only be 3 or 5  of them..  


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 Online
Private Message Private message Reply: 18 - 37
ruthiegirl
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 3:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,417
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
Quoted from Beachgirl
Health issues I've had (whether O related, Gatherer related or otherwise) have been hypersensitivity to EVERYTHING (antibiotics, pretty much any meds, all pollens, dusts, molds, weeds, grasses & trees native to my area & every animal with hair or fur).  I've had joint pain for years, developed asthma & seem to have an immune system that welcomes anyone & everything in.  My goals with this lifestyle are diminishing or eliminating allergies & hypersensitivity, hopefully reversing my asthma & being able to get back to the healthy person that's able to go outside without misery & take on the world like I used to.  Not sure if any other Gatherers have these issues.  


I'm dealing with similar issues, especially the "hypersensitivity to everything in the world" issue. I had myself pegged as Explorer based on my first reading of the GTD book. But the "advanced calculator" in the back of the book, as well as SWAMI run a few times, all label me a Gatherer.

I think my own hypersensitivity issue have to do with my "nonniness." I wonder if you're also a nonnie (non-secretor) and if that explains part of your sensitivity.


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 19 - 37
san j
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 5:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Nomadess
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 4,478
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
i'm having trouble following this thread.  

Is it about "Male Gatherers", as the title indicates?

Is it about having an all-male thread on the dadamo Forum?

Is it about female Gatherers?


D'Adamo proponent since 1997
dadamo Blogger and Forum participant since 2005
Cyber-Newbie, as of 2004
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 20 - 37
ruthiegirl
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 7:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,417
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
Dalkantrell started this thread to see if he could meet up with some other male Gatherers on this forum. A whole bunch of female Gatherers and men of other genotypes responded, because dalkantrell appears to be the first male Gatherer to grace this forum, and no others have joined him yet.

Goldie had the idea that an all male thread would be a good idea. If a man started one, and other men joined in, that would be perfectly fine. But so far, only Goldie has expressed interest in this, and she wouldn't be invited.


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 21 - 37
san j
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 7:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Nomadess
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 4,478
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Dalkantrell started this thread to see if he could meet up with some other male Gatherers on this forum. A whole bunch of female Gatherers and men of other genotypes responded, because dalkantrell appears to be the first male Gatherer to grace this forum, and no others have joined him yet.

Goldie had the idea that an all male thread would be a good idea. If a man started one, and other men joined in, that would be perfectly fine. But so far, only Goldie has expressed interest in this, and she wouldn't be invited.


Thanks for the summary!   Well done.

Except: The OP does invite women to respond, so it's not so much to "meet up with some other male Gatherers" as it is his "wonder[ing] what their experience with their health is like." And, since there are so few male Gatherers here, women and male non-Gatherers might be the primary contributors of information about them.

Likewise, Smaller Group threads, such as by bloodtype or secretor-type, have not been closed to "outsiders", especially if the latter have experiences re: the health or diets of those of the appropriate group to share: Of family members, for instance.  



D'Adamo proponent since 1997
dadamo Blogger and Forum participant since 2005
Cyber-Newbie, as of 2004
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 22 - 37
Beachgirl
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 8:09pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

44% Explorer, Taster, ISFJ
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 272
Gender: Female
Location: Nevada
Age: 43
Ruthie, I have a sneaking suspicion I might be a nonnie...I'm hoping to get the test this month.  


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again!
Goal weight acheived!!  Woo Hoo!!!!
DH of 18 yrs. O+, DS 17yo O, DS 5yo O, not sure on the boys' RH status.

Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 23 - 37
frimmin
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 5:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
OK, I just joined, but I've searched and there seems to be no thread for us Gatherers. Creating this to remedy the problem. (And if there IS a Gatherer Support thread that I missed, please let me know and I'll delete this).

So Gatherers, let's talk! What are your questions, issues, ideas?
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 24 - 37
Lola
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 5:08pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,423
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58


''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: 25 - 37
frimmin
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 6:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
Guest User
Hi, Dalkantrell and Jared. Now we know there are at least 3 male Gatherers. (although I admit I AM gay!)
Logged
E-mail E-mail Reply: 26 - 37
Lola
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 6:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,423
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58


''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: 27 - 37
dalkantrell
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 7:00pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer O- Nonny
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Location: Arkansas, USA
Age: 37
And then there were three.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 28 - 37
Goldie
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 7:01pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year
Sam Dan
Posts: 5,940
Gender: Female
Location: East Coast
So after all "what is in a heading"?  THE differences between what life might be like, experienced by a MALE, and not us females.. Like, would a male have issues different from females?  Would his musculature be softer as in me and seen as protected by a fat layer on the wrist for instance?

I wonder actually how many factors are taken into consideration on MALEness versus femaleness?  Did anyone see differences in any of the questions other then the obvious ones?  Do GENES care?

Are men gatherers shorter, softer, have more hair, have a good outlook on life, are burdened by gatherer-ness? Is food a bigger issue rather then drink?  Are friendships on issue, or are they easy to cultivate?  Are men glutenous, or frugal in their approach to living?  Would meeting another Gatherer be nicer, presuming that thy would understand and feel a bond?   There might be differences and I would be pleased to peruse such conversations, but even just a conversation amongst any group of Gatherers is slim pickins.. there seem to be fewer of us here.  

So this thread starts out with more questions then answers..  

I see one unifying issue and that is the future health problems we might encaunter...   but they are more age related...


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 Online
Private Message Private message Reply: 29 - 37
dalkantrell
Thursday, November 24, 2011, 7:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer O- Nonny
Summer: Realization, expansion.
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Location: Arkansas, USA
Age: 37
When I have time I will sit down and answer some of these questions from my perspective.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 30 - 37
san j
Friday, December 16, 2011, 2:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Nomadess
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 4,478
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Quoted from 16932
Hi, Dalkantrell and Jared. Now we know there are at least 3 male Gatherers. (although I admit I AM gay!)


I just read something by a straight guy who said he's fantasized about being with one guy in his whole life, and that guy was...Elvis...supposedly a Gatherer...



D'Adamo proponent since 1997
dadamo Blogger and Forum participant since 2005
Cyber-Newbie, as of 2004
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 31 - 37
KimonoKat
Friday, December 16, 2011, 5:59am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

New Explorer!
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 4,715
Gender: Female
Location: Sherman Oaks, California
One of the earlier moderators, MoDon, was a Gatherer.


Knowledge is power.  SWAMI gives you the diet that will unlock the key to better health, and it's all based on your unique individuality.
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 32 - 37
san j
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 12:55am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Nomadess
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 4,478
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
I didn't realize that Gatherer was a rare genotype for males. Maybe Lola will direct me to the doctor's explanation of this?  


D'Adamo proponent since 1997
dadamo Blogger and Forum participant since 2005
Cyber-Newbie, as of 2004
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 33 - 37
Lola
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 2:53am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,423
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58
Ring to Index Finger Ratios /Characteristic of Gatherer

Gatherer men have an estrogen dominant bent to them


''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: 34 - 37
san j
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Nomadess
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 4,478
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Quoted from san j
I didn't realize that Gatherer was a rare genotype for males. Maybe Lola will direct me to the doctor's explanation of this?  


Hi, Lola - Does Dr. D'Adamo say it's rare for a male to be a Gatherer? I haven't seen that reference....Thanks....



D'Adamo proponent since 1997
dadamo Blogger and Forum participant since 2005
Cyber-Newbie, as of 2004
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 35 - 37
Lola
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 4:51am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,423
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58
my hub for one is a male gatherer......he doesn t have a weight issue

Quoted Text
Gatherer did not necessarily mean that you were overweight, since although it is easy to conceive of the Gatherer as 'gathering' calories,  it's the other stuff (like amyloid in the brain, or immune complexes in the pancreas) that you also want to not 'gather.


''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: 36 - 37
ruthiegirl
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,417
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
Welcome Frimmin!

I guess my main "gatherer issue" is my lack of ability to lose weight, but I can live with that. For the past several years, my pattern seems to be that I start something new, lose 10 lbs in a month  or 15 lbs in a month and a half, (making nothing in my closet or drawers fit right), and then I plataue for another year or more. It's kind of a frustrating pattern, especially when I start to daydream about the weight loss continuing and actually being at goal weight in a few months.

For now, a much bigger challenge is my health. I have fibromyalgia, a chronic condition, and when it flares up I find myself unable to exercise. When I can't exercise, the weight won't come off. A bigger deal is that it's hard to keep up with my life (taking care of my kids, etc) when it flares up, so wieght loss is just NOT a priority.


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 37 - 37
2 Pages 1 2 All Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The GenoType Diet  ›  Male Gatherers

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread