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Chloe, thanks for the heads up.  It certainly brought my legs down to earth a couple of posts back, if you noticed it then  

Will you still recommend oil pulling, but instead of swirling a hurricane, just use the calmer actions of an oil swell?  




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To Cristina;
I believe I am a teacher also with A2 BT and same age and gender as you. I am very interested in doing the National Geographic Test and am curious. Would you have any Celtic ( Irish, Scottish) and French ancestry? I plan to do the Swami soon and the NGT when I can afford to.
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Quoted from Cristina
Chloe, thanks for the heads up.  It certainly brought my legs down to earth a couple of posts back, if you noticed it then  

Will you still recommend oil pulling, but instead of swirling a hurricane, just use the calmer actions of an oil swell?  


I recommend oil pulling from a perspective that it's capable of cleansing on a very deep level...
so deeply so that it attempts to remove anything foreign in the process and tries to help the
body to dispose of it.

It isn't about the intensity of pulling...It isn't about the time spent pulling...It's about the concept
of oil pulling that takes anything that doesn't belong and works on getting rid of it... and you might want to read about it here.

http://www.oilpulling.com/




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To Cristina;
I believe I am a teacher also with A2 BT and same age and gender as you. I am very interested in doing the National Geographic Test and am curious. Would you have any Celtic ( Irish, Scottish) and French ancestry? I plan to do the Swami soon and the NGT when I can afford to.
Cajun from California


Do you know you're definitely an A2?  Most A2s ARE Teachers, rather than Warriors...but if
you're a nonnie, it's possible you could be an Explorer.

And as you can see I am an A2...and I have absolutely no known Irish, Scottish, French ancestry.
I'm Jewish with ancestors from Russia, Poland, Hungary and can't figure out how I got my A2
subtype.

From the book ER4YT, Dr. D says A2s came from the Brown Eyed Laplanders..and could have
been Vikings.

Guess all groups of people got divided...I just wish there was much more to learn about A2s...
Very little information out there.



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Thanks for the info Chloe, I was checking that thread this morning, very informative and useful!!  Now i know I have to still clean my mouth throughly after OP and it will be OK to use olive oil, and only with a couple of teaspoon, not tablespoons!! and of course away from food!!! and better understand the technique in doing it.  There is also this Oil Pulling Report thread which I intend to report to, once I have done it for a couple of weeks.  Since they seem to report OP as good teeth whitening strategy, I may even stop flossing with the baking soda/salt mixture, or do bs/s flossing only once a week and rely on OP for most.  

Cajun, yes it sounds like we have a lot in common, so also with Chloe here.  Regarding my ancestry my grandparents and great grandparents came from Italy on one side of the family and from spain on the other.  But in saying that, you never know, there could be connections everywhere.  I am looking forward to the DNA ancestry report to pinpoint the migration route of my ancestors.  If you can do it and then we can compare notes!   You too Chloe!!







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Beautiful sunny day this morning, at least it was early in the morning, a few clouds developing now ...

We went for a walk down the beach and Zuri had a good run after not doing the right thing by her (and us!!) yesterday.

I decided to make the granola cereal last night, but I over toasted it a bit, too much on the golden side of things.  So we used it this morning as finger food, on our way to the beach before breakfast.  Of course, I had the usual salt/baking soda floss and oil pulling.  Rinse my mouth very well after that.  Also had my lemon drink and drank quite a bit of water so far (on my second bottle).

We had our usual cappuccinos with rice cakes and peanut butter and honey (2).  

My supps so far:
Calm focus pack, histonia and cortiguard, pro-berry caps, ara plus and today I included the Genoma DetoxiCal-D to boost my calcium intake.
It seems like a lot of supps, but, they are all right for my type and I am smarting up to them.  I am using all the help I can lay my hands (mouth ) into to get me to my ideal weight as soon as possible.  I had been pretty stubborn about taking supps, so this is a reality check!  

It has been over two hours since my last meal. No hungry at all.  I feel like trying another oil pull exercise, this time with Olive oil and if I feel sleepy I can have a nap ... or may take Zuri for another walk ...  

I am keeping an eye on my BM, tongue, skin, hair and nail conditions.  I will report on these weekly.

PS nr 1:
Well, I did the extra oil pulling this afternoon, but instead of Olive Oil, I used Flax seed oil.  I hold it in my mouth for amost 15 minutes, but when it came out, it was still yellow with a white foamy thin frame around.  Does this mean that the enzymes in the Flax seed oil are not strong enough to pull toxins out? I will do the one tonight with Olive Oil, to see if there is any difference.  

For lunch we had leftover rice from last night, which was a bit on the salty side I say, had an accident with the salt shaker cover and its contents falling into the dish!!  Tried to remove as much salt as I could and balanced by adding more vegies and lentils, which it sort of worked.  Finished with a huge amount of food.  What is not eaten tonight will go to the compost, get it back later on with my vegies

Supps:
I had Deflect with lunch.

Now I wonder if it is Ok to eat soon after oil pulling?  

and ... I  did have a nap after lunch!  Meditated a bit and then fall asleep!  Woke up refresh and with a feeling of fullness.  Not hungry at all, may just have yogurt and fruit tonight for dinner ...

We had cappuccino again with hubby this afternoon a couple of hours after the nap and then I could not say no to a cup of green tea offered by dear daughter!!

So far I down 3 of my bottles of water.  I still got one to go before retiring to complete my water drinking quota.  It has certainly required my full attention to keep it up.  I do not count the caffeine drinks, like coffee and tea as part of my fluid quota, most of these tend to de-hydrate you anyway.

I have done my swab DNA tests and I will post them tomorrow. I am looking forward to the unveiling of that puzzling part of my heritage!





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Well, just to close the day.  I did not eat anything else since the afternoon green tea, but I am not hungry at all!!  I have had lots of water, more than usual, a few moments ago finished my 4th bottle of water to complete my water requirements for the day!!

I used Olive Oil for my before bed time OP.  The color changed from the normal brightish yellow to the opaque light yellow with the white foamish frame.  I managed 20 minutes this time (forum browsing, but still very relaxed and thinking on the pulling thanks to that ability we women have to do many things at once!!).

It is about 8pm, time for meditation and bed.  

PS: something made me check my supps again, and Detoxical-D is mainly a detoxifying supp, to balance hormones and help liver function.  If I want calcium supps, I will have to get Clear-Cal.
(One of my shift keys does not respond well to my touch, hence the omission of capital letters here and there, so bear with me).





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Great start for the day today.  Flossing, oil pulling with Sunflower oil and by 9:00am I already drank 1 whole bottle of water!!

We had our 1 hour walk at the beach again and our puppy had plenty of exercise there!!

I tried to go to sleep early last night, but hubby started coughing and I decided to get up and do my 'doctor' thing again:  I made him a hot ginger, lemon and honey tea, and gave him Redoxa, AraPlus and Proberry Caps supps.  While he settled drinking his tea in bed, I decided to make Spelt bread using the machine version recipe from recipe central: http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?50 .  By 11:00pm, the bedroom was quiet again and it was time for me to hit the blankets!!

This morning we woke up to the beautiful smell of the bread making, and when we settled down for breakfast, WOW, we got blown away as to how well the loaf came out in taste and texture!!  We had a feast of it with ghee, honey and peanut butter!! With our soy capuccinos.

My supps for breaky: Deflect and Occubright

As you can see, I am a lost case to keep things on schedule, I am continuously changing, swaping, mixing, substituting things up.  But, over a period of time, things add up to what they should be ... It is all part of the healing process ... teaching the mind step by step ... the important thing for the time being is to use the stuff, go through the actions, even if they are a bit out of synch, as I progress in this journey it will get easier to stick to routines ...

Ah! and husband is 100% well!!  No sign of coughing, or sikness, he is feeling fantastic!!   and feeling the effects of doing the right thing to himself ...

Dr D's monthly newsletter arrived today via e-mail and it has fantastic information on gastric health and the important of feeding the right beneficial bacterial to our gut.  So, it is not just a matter of eating yogurt, to draw the most benefit, it has to be the one cultured with the right for your type bacteria!  or supplement with Polyflora ... Back to the forum to do some research on it ...





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It was an eggy lunch today.  I realized we have not had much eggs lately so I mixed 4 eggs from our own free range hens and mixed them together (the eggs, not the hens) with chopped parsley, sage and some drumstick tree leaves harvested from our garden, plus garlic, turmeric and salt.  Dipped 4 rice cakes and a sliced of the home made spelt bread in it and cook it on a fry pan with a bit of ghee!!  I have got the idea from somewhere in the forum about using rice cakes as 'French savory toast' type of food. So yummy!!

Supps with lunch: Teacher 3 pack for me and Warrior 3 pack for hubby - (Forgot about Deflect).

I am half way down my 3rd bottle of water and it is not even 2pm!! Lovely day outside, Might take the kids and dog for a walk when they get home from school!




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It was an eggy lunch today.  I realized we have not had much eggs lately so I mixed 4 eggs from our own free range hens and mixed them together (the eggs, not the hens) I see you are awake to us?? with chopped parsley, sage and some drumstick tree leaves harvested from our garden, plus garlic, turmeric and salt.  Dipped 4 rice cakes and a sliced of the home made spelt bread in it and cook it on a fry pan with a bit of ghee!!  I have got the idea from somewhere in the forum about using rice cakes as 'French savory toast' type of food. So yummy!!

Supps with lunch: Teacher 3 pack for me and Warrior 3 pack for hubby - (Forgot about Deflect).

I am half way down my 3rd bottle of water and it is not even 2pm!! But not here?? ah ha..I am having visions of one Cristina stuck in a bottle - ala I dream of Geni? Lovely day outside, Might take the kids and dog for a walk when they get home from school!
your dog goes to school?? That bread sounds divine!!
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actually, she does (the dog) goes to school. puppy school and tonight is the night!! the kids got back late from school, doing chores with their mum, so we did not have the promised walk, but I do not feel bad since tonight, both Zuri and myself will get plenty of exercise at Puppy school!!  





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Cristina and Chloe,

Thanks for the info. I am anxious to start the Swami and National Geo tests! It will be interesting to compare with both of you as I am French on both sides, Irish and Native American on Dads side and Scottish, Jewish and Italian on Moms. Fascinated by all of this.
I am also trying the oil pulling. Anything to relieve chronic sinusitis and excess mucus.
Enjoy hearing what other A's are eating....

Cajun


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We managed to get some dinner at about 5:30pm before puppy school.  DD cooked lovely pad tai noodles with vegies!!  Beautifulllll! Yum,yum!

Mmmm, that 3rd bottle of water took me all through puppy school to get finish and now nearly 8:00pm I still have an almost full bottle of water to get stuck into!!   I may need some genie help here Possum!    

Supps for dinner was a Deflect for me.   I am feeling so full, cannot think of eating anything, gulping some water while I am typing this ...

The scales are stuborn!! I think I may need to get more sweating exercises in my routine.  Start Pilates again!!! The hydration value has started to creep up though, so that is good news, all that water drinking is starting to pay off.  Still a bit under the minimum value recommended for women, but I should not guide myself too much by those figures.  What else can I use as a guide?  I googled and visited a few websites discussing de-hydration signs and I do not have any of them.  I suppose I can also use the look and feel of my skin: Elbows sometimes feel dry, in the past I had to use creams or oils to keep them nice and smooth, I do not use any of that now.  A few days ago I did noticed them on the dry side, but now they are pretty smooth, without using any moisturizing cream to help! hair looks shiny, nice and soft, and I do not use any shampoo or conditioner either, just lots of brushing before showering and good water massage and nice cold water rinse!!  My combs are always dipped in tea Tree water solution, and I rub a bit of lavender oil after combing.  

So no de-hydration then, but, could I be drinking too much water?  That can also be as bad as de-hydrating!!! I am guided by that rule of thumb recommended in the forum a few times: take your weight in pounds, divide it by two and use that number in fluid oz to drink water! I convert this figure into metric litres: about 2.7 ...
BTW, I also google 'drink enough water' and came across some calculators that came up with a similar recommended drinking fluids value.  2.7 is the minimum recommended for me, that is with me doing 0 exercise and being healthy!! Any exercise adds at least an 8oz glass of water for every twenty minutes!!  I am keeping an eye on the water front and monitor my progress.  

My family love the bread so much, that I am making more tonight.  I will make the same spelt bread from recipe central, thanks whoever posted that beautifullllllll recipe!!  But I am also making a yeast free one from the internet:

http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2008/05/no-yeast-spelt-bread.html

I have 8 cups of flour soaking in just over 2 cups soy milk, 2 cups plain yogurt and 1/3 cup honey.  I started soaking at 4:30pm, so it will be a 24hr soak, by the time I get up tomorrow morning to finish it off.

Looking back, I did not do any relaxation/meditation today and did not have the Calm Focus pack either!  Lets see how I sleep tonight!!  

Flossing and oil pull coming up as usual and I now have less than half a bottle of water to finish my quota for the day!!  





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This is the Spelt bread made using the forum recipe as indicated in my previous post. Yum!!!!  




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Thank you guys!  We really enjoyed it this morning!!  It is already half gone!

With all this excitment, my 24 hr soaking mix for the next loaf, it turn up to be a 28hr soak.  I have just put it on the machine with the 'no yeast ' setting and a light crust.  It should be ready in about 1.5 hrs.  This is the one 'no-yest' spelt bread from that internet link I posted above.  Will report outcome when it is done!

In the meantime, we have not gone for our usual walk, I have not meditated so far, have not drank any water, but for a glass with my Deflect tablets and breakfast was, well, do I need to tell you?  Spelt bread slices with ghee and honey and a soy capuccino with Bonsoy milk!!!  May not be the most healthy start for the day, but the atmosphere at home has been re-energising, worth the 'pit stop' on the journey.  This is me now, signing off to do some serious catch up to save the day!!!  

PS: one thing I did do religiously, is my warm lemon water drinking first thing on wake up, and my oral hygiene - the floss, oil pulling with sunflower oil and throughout mouth rinsing afterwards ! ... and I did have a nice sleep last night!!





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Oh well, what do they say? Win some, lose some That soaking flour bread making experience turn out to be a whole day affair to make something edible out of it!!!  The bread came out too dense and doughy, like not completely cooked, so back to the bread machine it went, to bake a bit longer (my machine lets you do that)!  That was not enough, so I try to cook it some more in the oven!  Still doughy and now crust harder too, so I cut a few slices and tried to fry-dry them in a dry pan on the stove, muttering all the time: I am going to make something edible out of you!!! I am not ready yet to feed my lovely bene spelt to my worms!!! Nothing worked, so as a last resort, I de-crusted the mess by pulling the persistent doughy mass out of the ever harder with each attempt of rescue crust, and decided to make a bread pudding!

I put the doughy mess in a bowl, covered it with soy milk and almond pulp from my home made almond milk, added a couple of eggs, molasses, honey even sugar, whip it altogether, put it in a glass tray in the over for an hour and prayed that something edible comes out of it!!  Took it off the oven when ready, let it cool down and into the fridge it went, in the hope that it will make a nice dessert for tonight!!  

I served it then with yogurt and honey.  DH ate it, but he eats anything I offer him these days, whether he likes it or not,  I think he is convinced that if it comes from me it is healthy and good for him!!   So I suppose that does not count!!  DD and DGD went to bed early, so they did not get a chance to be given the choice to try it, DGS was watching soccer with grandpa and he said he will try it.  He  took a mouthful and timidly asked me if he could spit it out!!!   Now, him I do believe!!  I think this one is going straight to the rubbish tomorrow!!  I will spare myself the humillation of having the hens and worms spit it out too!!  

I take this as a learning experience,  except that this time, I am finding it a bit hard to figure out what it is I have learnt from this experience.   It was not meant to be that complicated!!  All I needed to do is use the right ingredients and follow the instructions as lay out in the recipe link.  But, It was late at night and I was tired, therefore I did not read the instructions too well,  I was in a hurry, so I used the bread making machine while the instructions asked for careful manual handling of it ... I was too busy with something else, so I forgot that the flour was soaking ...  No surprise I ended up with a gooish mess!!  To make matters worse, when I saw the mess, I did not want to acknowledge it, and I kept on trying to dress it up, to cover it up in one way or another, making this learning experience, an expensive one and to no avail .

By now  if you got to read this far, you probably have seen the resemblance of this experience with what sometimes we seem to be doing with our lives.  We have the best recipe in our hands in the form of personalized reports for our lifestyles to  lead us to optimum health, but at moments, some of us, seem to skim through the report instead of studying it, we then blindly rushed through its instructions  instead of being diligent in its application and we act like time is always on our side!!  But, is it really?  Do we want to run the risk of making a gooish mess of it all?  We have the recipe, all we have to do is use it the way we are supposed to.  When we do that, we are guarantee the promised results, like with the other bread I did earlier, the yeasted spelt bread from recipe central, trusted and tested recipe.  All I did then is follow the instructions and you saw the results in the pics!!  ... is not rocket science!!  or maybe it is, but not in its application ...  





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It is 4:30am and still dark outside.

The family finished the day yeserday on a high note watching the movie 'Its Complicated' (kids excluded, they had settled in bed of course) Great fun, nice way to work out the earlier kitchen wooes out of my system!

I am the only one now doing the oil pulling after my early morning and before bed time floss routine (using sunflower oil). I think hubby does it occasionally, but him and DD are mainly relying on tooth paste for their oral routine.  Like I said before, I am  not using toothpaste at all. I am mainly flossing with the pick-sticks dip in salty water and then rinsing with plain water. My teeth are looking good, and feel smooth, so, so far so good.

Today though, I think we may be reaping the consequences of that 'let down the guard' behavior which allowed wheat to sort of take centre stage in our meal plans yesterday!!  My non secretor family is asking me how come I do not seem to be affected at all by their fluish symptoms?  Well, it could be that secretor thing of mine, but also the fact that I have been 'true to type' in a consistent way, longer than they have!! I still think I ate too much wheat yesterday though, after so long without wheat (there we are again, thinking excuses!!), and on waking up this morning I felt that 'throat' hint that warms me to be extremely compliant from now on!!

Yesterday Supps: Immune pack for myself DH and DD.  Nap has a product called Collinsonia Plus to support sinus and throat.  I have that on order to help my non secretor side of the family to control a bit more their throat and nose issues.  We also all had Deflect and I included Occubright for myself.

I have just finished a ginger, lemon and honey cup of tea and in a few minutes I will be doing the floss and oil pulling, do some meditation while waiting for daylight and then go for a walk  with our puppy, she is so cute!!  ...





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I just want to add my 'water drinking ' experience so far.

For half of the day yesterday I hardly drank any water!! forgot, did not feel thirsty, having too much fun, busy ... and by late afternoon, even after I started gulping down bottles of water, I could see the difference in my body:  

The tips of my finger looked creasy, like when you have been in water for too long, they are usually nice and round and smooth!

My 'water' was a lot darker than usual! That was scary, it changed to the lighter colour once I started drinking more water!

My hydrating value on my electronic scales had gone done below 40% (45 recommended minimum!!) and my fat content to 43% (35 max)!!

Because I was drinking water in great quantities, in a hurry, to balance the sodium up, I added a teaspoon of celtic salt to one bottle.  I think I heard Lola recommend this before and after my earlier research on the subject a few posts back, I now have a better understanding of why this is needed.  It is making it clearer now, why my weight may not have been moving as fast as expected!!  The heavier we become, the more water drinking is needed to keep the body properly hydrated, but our thirst needs do not move at the same rate, so we keep on drinking the same or less than usual, because now we tend to be less active, more lethargic and probably less compliant in general.  We are clogging the elimination routes!!  It is my understanding now, that we should be keeping a watchful eye on our weight so we can keep the hydration equation tipping in our favour!!  




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Cristina,
Could you tell me where to get the recipe for the lovely bread you pictured? Is it wheat and yeast free? I would love to try it!!!!!
thanks,
Cajun


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next time, if ever, slice it, cube it, toss in a drizzle of olive oil to cover and toast to perfection.....croutons!!!

this second batch is full of so many beneficials and diamonds.....

try soaking some pieces in beaten egg, and fry like faux french toast, serve with thin slices of compliant cheese on the side

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So do I Lola, so do I ... and I tried that... soaked it in milk and egg and more ... but that gooish, chewy, gluish, thing showed no improvement.  Normally if you put something on the fry pan, it supposed to get dry!!  Then we could have used it as croutons as you said, but this thing kept its doughish texture ...  no good ...  It is buried somewhere in the property now, as far away from my chooks and worm farm or compost bins as possible!!!  

Cajun, the bread picured above is made with Spelt wheat and uses yeast.  I posted the link to the recipe a couple of post before the picture one.  I also posted the link to the no-yeast Spelt bread from the internet I was trying to reproduce.  I am sure if you have a look at recipe central you will find there no yeast, no wheat bread recipes.  Have you seen the flax meal one, that is easy, yummy and yeast, wheat free!!  




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