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Mayflowers
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hi Diana, if  I do not mix gluten and milk I am safe and I can peanut butter of course, though often I use sesam butter  thickened with almond flour on  muy crackers or rice cakes


Hi Maria just saying... peanut butter is better for your ears if you're having ear problems..
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My husband, a newly typed Warrior can't have wheat unless it's sprouted.  He craves wheat, loves it too, but when he gave it up, he lost weight rapidly. He can have spelt which I know is a form of
wheat but can't eat anything that is called wheat or white flour.

Read why wheat is addictive for some people. Once I gave up gluten, my love for wheat eventually tapered...but the smell of baking bread....I'm so there...The fact that a grain can
contain both wheat and gluten is also an issue.  Without gluten in my system, bread in general
isn't the lure it once was.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/is-wheat-addictive/#axzz29BTPJfmI

As for flax causing anxiety, lignans in flax block the estrogen receptors from aromatase....so in
essence, eating flax doesn't raise estrogen but block estrogen receptors from allowing estrogen
to do damage.  

http://www.womenlivingnaturally.com/articlepage.php?id=222

many other foods are high in lignans too....notice wheat is on this list
http://www.livestrong.com/article/83615-foods-high-lignans/


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Quoted from Chloe

Ghee, yogurt and manchego.  Given yogurt is from cow's milk, I haven't quite
gotten past the stuffy nose although it does help to take Gluten Ease along with it...


I also avoid cow milk products, except for ghee.

Cow yogurt does not work for me!  On the other hand, I make my own goat milk yogurt, using Polyflora as the starter.  My body loves it and there are no negative reactions as long as I stay moderate with it.



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My husband, a newly typed Warrior can't have wheat unless it's sprouted.  He craves wheat, loves it too, but when he gave it up, he lost weight rapidly. He can have spelt which I know is a form of wheat but can't eat anything that is called wheat or white flour.

As for flax causing anxiety, lignans in flax block the estrogen receptors from aromatase....so in
essence, eating flax doesn't raise estrogen but block estrogen receptors from allowing estrogen
to do damage.  


Then your DH eats spelt? Does he have any problems with Frankenwheat? Interesting if he lost weight stopping the Frankenwheat but still eating Spelt wheat.

All I know is flax caused anxiety attacks with me. If it wasn't any estrogen like substance in it, then it must be some kind of allergic reaction. I can't tolerate flax oil period. I get migraines from it and D. Bad reaction. I tried it a couple of times. Not good. I think it's too strong for me.
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Then your DH eats spelt? Does he have any problems with Frankenwheat? Interesting if he lost weight stopping the Frankenwheat but still eating Spelt wheat.

All I know is flax caused anxiety attacks with me. If it wasn't any estrogen like substance in it, then it must be some kind of allergic reaction. I can't tolerate flax oil period. I get migraines from it and D. Bad reaction. I tried it a couple of times. Not good. I think it's too strong for me.


Yes he eats spelt, hasn't eaten any GMO grains or wheat since he began his SWAMI which is about
8 weeks go....He seems to be doing okay on spelt but we'll see when he goes back to Dr. D next
month.  He's mostly eating brown rice as a grain and oats in granola....I make his sandwiches on
spelt bread and he likes the spelt English muffins with eggs a few mornings a week.  He can't
have millet which disappointed him because we had great millet/flax bagels from Samy's bakery
in Tampa.  His digestive system doesn't seem to be great at the moment, but can't tell if that's
detox or what.  As I said, will find out when he sees Dr. D.  And he's a nonnie which presents its
own issues.  Are nonnies generally gluten intolerant, do you know?

As for flax....I was told to use flax oil with lecithin/juice...as in membrane fluidizer....purpose is
to get cell wall soft so nutrients are better absorbed.  Flax oil might be what's going through
DH's gut too rapidly.  He's a Warrior like you.....so perhaps I'm now seeing what he's really
not tolerating as he winds up with new issues.  He didn't have real digestive issues before starting the diet.  Now he's moving his bowels sometimes 5-6 times a day...Not having D though.
He always seems to have high anxiety....He's taking Tranquility Base 2x a day per Dr. D...Don't
always notice that it works.  Do Warriors have more anxiety than Teachers? (sorry, don't expect
you to know the answers to all these questions...just putting questions out there)

I don't do particularly well on flax seeds unless they're baked whole into a bread or muffin.  If
I grind them and add water to them and drink it down, I wind up with a fiber dam in my gut...
and get very bloated and gassy.
I seem to do better on chia seeds than flax seeds.  Still, I bake with flax seeds and sometimes
eat flax bread. (although I'm not great on eggs, so that's a rare thing)





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Quoted from Chloe
  Are nonnies generally gluten intolerant, do you know?


I know that Ribbit had wheat issues and was off it for a long time. She's a Warrior.  I'm not sure if she went back on it, as she seems to not be around anymore. She said it made her irritable. I felt ok on spelt. I have to find some spelt flour and make the starter. I can't find it.. I've been to a few stores already. I can't even find soy flour lately. Annoying. I don't feel like driving all the way to WF just to get it.

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As for flax....I was told to use flax oil with lecithin/juice...as in membrane fluidizer.....  Do Warriors have more anxiety than Teachers? I don't do particularly well on flax seeds unless they're baked whole into a bread or muffin.  If I grind them and add water to them and drink it down, I wind up with a fiber dam in my gut...
and get very bloated and gassy.


Since I've been on the BTD, my anxiety is 95% better. Only thing that triggers it now is too much caffeine, which I can tolerate much better now too. I never tried chia seeds. They are a neutral so I didn't want to spend the money on them. I tolerate ground flax seeds in my smoothie..if I use a tablespoon or so. A couple of times I used to much and I was getting anxiety symptoms and I remembered I used flax seeds again.  Yes, they also recommended the cell fluidizer to me when I went to the clinic but I knew I couldn't tolerate flax oil so I never tried it.  I also remember you telling me that the flax was bothering you and causing anxiety a lot more when you were following the Warrior diet.

Check out my sourdough thread. I want to make wild sourdough starter for spelt bread. I want to see if I can digest that. Maybe your husband would like it.

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I bought sprouted spelt flour in my local HFS made by Shiloh......I haven't used it yet....I think I'm going to make muffins for DH.  Although making sour dough bread might be great, it's so much work already feeding two people with different genotypes and just having my Spelt bread in the freezer, ready to make him a  sandwich for lunch is so easy...He only gets  3 grain portions a day so that's either 3 slices of bread or 1 1/2 cups of grain....so this is not easy thinking if I had a whole loaf of spelt bread baking in the oven that he wouldn't be tempted to cut himself one slice the size of 4 portions....For a carbo junkie giving up his bread for beans and bread for starchy plant proteins, this has not been easy for him...I never realized there is such a huge difference between Teachers and Warriors. He has a huge appetite...  I eat, I'm full, my body processes everything
very slowly....I can go 4 hours without eating.  Don't think Warriors can go that long without needing
more food.  I'm thinking Warriors are burning their fuel differently....get tired if they've over eaten but also get tired if they're needing fuel....I just see how different it is for DH and I to have eaten similar foods, only for him to finish, want a snack an hour later while I'm so full I can't dream of eating another thing.  Even taking our portions into consideration, we're just wired differently.

And because his mother was type O, and his father type A, he seems to require more protein than I do. Protein in large quantities makes me tired...Gives DH energy...and I think you said one of your parents was type O too.

Although DH never seemed to be gluten intolerant, I know he was addicted to foods that contained
flour....bread, pizza, rolls, muffins....starch from wheat....yet he wasn't ever a sugar junkie.  He often
didn't like a food that was too sweet.  So thank goodness I'm not dealing with someone who is
craving sweets...

Not easy feeding a Warrior.....especially since it's a lot of veggies and beans on his SWAMI...two foods DH hasn't ever liked to eat.  

I'm at a total loss trying to make beans and vegetables taste delicious.

What I could use if anyone has a recipe is for a good bean soup using vegetables. He can have
tomatoes which to me is a life saver.  He always lived on tomato products...unfortunately it was
usually sauce on top of white pasta.  No problem though putting a tomato sauce on spelt pasta...Even found white spelt pasta and of course Tinkyada makes a great rice pasta....(well, closer to real pasta than not)


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Chloe- have I already shared my veggie soup recipe?

I chop up whatever veggies I'm using that day (today I used carrots, zucchini, onions, and butternut squash) and roast in the oven with olive oil and salt. Then I add water, spices, and cooked beans (and a little leftover soup if there is any, so it won't be wasted.) I vary the spices depending on my mood; today I used great northern beans plus powdered ginger, garlic, and parsley. You could add a little tomato paste too if you wanted to, but I never do since I can't have tomatoes.

I don't have any exact measurements to share, as it varies daily.


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I thought this was worth sharing.  I've been recently reading that sprouted grains are digested like vegetables.

website...http://www.creatingheaven.net/eeproducts/eesfc/about_sprouted.html

How Do I Tell Whether I'm Starch-Intolerant or Gluten-Intolerant?

     Bodies are very intelligent. As soon as you put one bite of a food in your mouth, your body knows whether it will be able to digest that food or not. And it acts accordingly.
     If you can digest that food, your body will start getting ready to receive and work with that food by creating the needed enzymes down through the intestinal tract.
     Now, you really can't tell if this positive action is happening or not...
     But, if your body cannot digest that bite of food, a whole different set of reactions gets triggered. The body immediately will go into a defense or immune reaction when it realizes you have put something in it that it can't handle, that it is allergic to or that it can't create the enzymes needed to digest it. And at least one of these reactions is very easy to see.
     The first line of defense for your body is the creation of mucous. Mucous is a benign substance that surrounds toxic particles to both stop your body from absorbing them and to remove them from your body. And this reaction is swift! It will happen anywhere between 15-20 seconds up to 15-20 minutes!
     So, you can use this mucous reaction to test foods in your body. Take one bite of a food and sit back and wait. If you get a mucous reaction, you will experience any or all of the following symptoms: mucous in the back of the throat and you'll find yourself trying to clear your throat, coating on the tongue, post-nasal drip, sniffing or sneezing, itchy eyes and a twinge of an upset stomach.
     If you don't have any of these reactions within 20 minutes, then your body is at least saying it can handle small amounts of that food. If you find you are getting mucousy as you eat, it is your body's way of saying, "Stop. You've had enough of this food!"
     One of the 'mucous confusions' out there has to do with dairy products. I have heard and read that 'milk forms mucous'. But this isn't true! Milk does not form mucous....but because milk is one of the hardest-to-digest foods, most people's bodies do create mucous as a reaction to drinking milk!
     So, are you starch-intolerant or gluten-intolerant? Use the mucous test to find out. Try a sip of alfalfa tea. Do you get a reaction? Try a bite of barley. Do you get a reaction? Try one bite of any of the totally sprouted breads on the market that does not have yeast like the (Manna, Sprouts Delight or Rudy's) Essene Bread. If you have a mucous reaction to all of these foods, it is highly likely that you are gluten-intolerant and sprouted flours may still cause you problems.
     But, if you don't have mucous reactions to all of these foods, then it is more likely that you are starch-intolerant and you probably will not have negative reactions to the use of sprouted flours.


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Mayflowers,
I get bulgur wheat, whole grain emmer wheat, whole grain kamut and whole grain spelt as beneficials on my swami, also. I love the taste of sourdough and my pre- BTD whole wheat, sea salt and water artisan pascal bread!
The trouble with eating those for me is mainly excess mucous. The gmo garbage gives me stomach aches.
Maybe once a month I will pull a piece of San Fran sourdough or my old artisan bread out of the freezer and toast it with ghee and peanut or almond butter. Pure deliciousness!
I've just learned to listen to my body and "indulge" as infrequently as I can possibly stand it!     


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Chloe,
Great info on gluten/starch!  
I roast my veggies, as Ruthie does, then add them to sauteed onions and leeks (in evoo), chicken or turkey or vegetable broth and whatever beans you prefer. I use herbs daily in my cooking (so experiment for your taste) and then sea salt.
Ex;
Today I have leftover roast turkey so I will add that to the soup pot. I also have some arugula that I used for fresh salads this last week and is now wilty so that will go in the soup, too. I plan to sprinkle some turmeric in along with my fresh thyme and tarragon, too.  


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I eat, I'm full, my body processes everything very slowly....I can go 4 hours without eating.  Don't think Warriors can go that long without needing more food.


From personal experience I'd say Warriors have no problem at all going without food for long periods of time; I can easily cope with even just 1 meal a day, provided it it contains enough calories.

Seems logical too, since Warriors were supposedly built to -amongst others- endure famines ;)

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I can (and have) eaten a whole loaf of sourdough bread in one sitting. That's my love/hate relationship...

I don't think I have gluten issues, per se, but I do have issues with processed grains...I seem to do fine on whole kernals of wheat, kamut, spelt, rice, but flours...not so much.


WOW, Drea. How under the sun did you hold a whole loaf of bread!?!


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I've been taking an enzyme formula called Gluten Ease.  I take it when I eat a compliant cheese...
because it helps to digest casein from dairy as well as gluten from grains.....

http://www.enzymedica.com/products/GlutenEase

This one product has changed my life.....

Thank you so much for posting this, Chloe. I know a friend that is about to have their life changed by using this too. I have been meaning to research something that would aid in offsetting the effects of gluten the last few days and hadn't gotten around to it - and here it is!! They are going to be very, very appreciative of this info! They do a tremendous amount of traveling and this will be such a help to them when they can't get the right things to eat. I will keep you posted.....



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From personal experience I'd say Warriors have no problem at all going without food for long periods of time; I can easily cope with even just 1 meal a day, provided it it contains enough calories.

Seems logical too, since Warriors were supposedly built to -amongst others- endure famines ;)



We're all different percentages of our genotypes...I'm sure some part of me has Warrior features..
But I know my DH who is a Warrior needs to eat on a regular schedule....or else he gets irritable.

Spring, sometimes this happens to me....I find exactly what I'm needing to know without having to go far to
find it. Sometimes the right thing simply manifests right before my very eyes. :)  Let us know how your friend does on Gluten Ease.


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From personal experience I'd say Warriors have no problem at all going without food for long periods of time;


Most of my life, I needed to eat frequently. I would get too hungry if I didn't have a 100-200 calorie snack between meals.  
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...and I think you said one of your parents was type O too.
Not easy feeding a Warrior.....especially since it's a lot of veggies and beans on his SWAMI...two foods DH hasn't ever liked to eat.  


No, not my parents. My dad was an AB+ and my mother was an A+ ...Unless you're referring to her being an Ao?

Wow, your DH doesn't like beans and vegetables? I love vegies and beans. I love bean soups, like Cuban Black Bean and Split Pea soup, all the Indian Dahls I love.. If you can get him to eat a bean soup, you can hide vegies in it.  Sneaky Chef would use bean puree' and hide it in other foods.
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You can hide all sort of good stuff in meals with the help of a friendly blender!  



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You can hide all sort of good stuff in meals with the help of a friendly blender!  


I got really good at hiding stuff when my sons were growing up!! They adored my yellow squash and practically swore that it was creamed corn. They thought I was just fooling with them! I would cook the young yellow squash with a little onion until almost tender, add butter, a little salt and black pepper and process until it resembled creamed corn - a few seconds. Delicious!


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No, not my parents. My dad was an AB+ and my mother was an A+ ...Unless you're referring to her being an Ao?

Wow, your DH doesn't like beans and vegetables? I love vegies and beans. I love bean soups, like Cuban Black Bean and Split Pea soup, all the Indian Dahls I love.. If you can get him to eat a bean soup, you can hide vegies in it.  Sneaky Chef would use bean puree' and hide it in other foods.


Oh, it was your mother who was an Ao....which most of us wouldn't know this much about our own parents....but given DH's mother for sure was an O, that makes him an Ao.  He doesn't hate beans and vegetables as much as he doesn't seem satisfied on a plant protein meal.....He just doesn't seem like he digests all that plant fiber as well as he does protein from eggs, turkey and fish..  This might take some time because this is all new -- the experience of these plant foods plus his gut never handled this much fiber before.  

There were days prior to him starting his Warrior diet when he used to eat a salad as his only source of veggies...And this was his doing, not mine..Just a picky eater...worse than most toddlers...  Yes, I agree... a sneaky chef (which I'm starting to become) has figured out how to put beans in a soup that was pureed in the Vitamix which thickens it to the point where it seems to resemble a cream soup.  And because he can't have chicken (toxin) it's not like I can even use chicken stock as a base.  Going to have to make a turkey stock.

Cooking for two people with totally different foods is difficult.  I know many of you do this....
Even making a batch of muffins isn't going to work for both of us....I can use almond flour,
rice flour as a common ingredient but when it comes to eggs, I don't tolerate them and DH does.

And I get manchego cheese, ghee and yogurt.  DH gets kefir, cottage cheese and ricotta.

Ideally, I can make him lasagna or stuffed shells out of spelt noodles, pasta sauce and ricotta using ground turkey instead of beef...I can't have the tomato sauce, the ricotta or the spelt noodles.

Sometimes it's just easier to eat out....get fish, veggies and brown rice at our local diner which
has many organic options.

Who would think that cooking for 2 blood type A people would be so complicated.  It is!

Spring....thanks for your squash soup recipe....can't wait to try it




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Chloe,
I agree that Ao people may need more protein. At least I know it is true of me and I know I have read other posts on this forum in the past referring to this.
I love carbs but really need to have some amount of protein at most meals to feel my best. I didn't eat red meat since way before starting BTD but worried that I might have to cut back on my fish and poultry. My swami gives me 3 servings of poultry and 5 servings of fish and 9 servings of veggie proteins weekly. I also get 5 servings of dairy.  So out of 21 meals a week I am allowed 17 with protein. My food diary shows that I have some sort of protein at every meal!  


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Oops, my bad! I completely forgot the 7 eggs a week!!!!
Yup, swami does know best!


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Very interesting thread.  I finally figured out that I've been eating way too many eggs.  As a kid I was allergic to egg whites and guess what I got - lots of mucous.
For the longest time I was craving 2 jumbo organic eggs scrambled in ghee for breakfast.  I always added a little nutritional yeast on top when I ate them.  People started asking me about how congested I sounded all the time and I finally (duh!!!!) made the connection.  I've switched to chia shakes and I'm a little better.  
Travelling this weekend and I won't have access to my chia shakes so I might have to have eggs for breakfast.  It will be interesting to see how I feel.  I may just bring a small cooler and bring Amande yogurt.  
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Another way to make the veggie soup is to start with a "base" purchased in an asceptic container.  I have found a couple at Trader Joe's that have compliant ingredients. Add your own veggies and beans. Last week I made one with TJ's sweet potato soup, adding sauteed peppers, garlic, onions and adzuki beans. Delicious!




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After reading about flax earlier in this thread, I remembered that flax goes through my youngest DDIL like a bullet. She is an 0. I can't remember if 0's are even supposed to have flax.


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