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Symbi
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G'day!

Thanks to big help from my good friend Heidi, I've got SWAMI Xpress now!

SECRETOR AND GENOTYPE KIT
At the same time I've ordered the genotype testing kit and have got the kit from Pathlabs for secretor status.  (I know, I could have had the tests done at QML through my GP!  But am conscious of the amount of tests I've had (for free) on Govt. funded Medicare lately and don't want to ask the overworked doctor for these.)  Pathlabs sent me the saliva tube but no blood test tube, so I rang  them up and asked for that.  Two weeks after my initial online request, I now have the whole kit.  Fingers crossed that it goes smoothly from now on.

So, it's all happening finally!

CURRENT DIET
I've been following the Explorer diet out of the book (roughly) combined with BTD for the past 6 months or so.  That is hard to do, with the conflictions.  I added some red meats in.  Due to financial constraints couldn't follow it fully (especially the no wheat part) except for 3 months or so.  During that time women's problems cleared up and I easily lost more kilos and had lots of energy.  I'm close to ideal weight now BTW, but 2 years ago was 20kg (40lb) overweight.  The BTD fixed that!
Now those $ troubles have improved, and I've had the colonoscopy test and all (still waiting for biopsy results at mo  ), I've been back off wheat for the last two weeks.  It's been great, I've had less tinnitus / hyperacusis in the ear (less inflammation).  Never thought that would get better really!

MY HEALTH ISSUES
  • IBS has just been diagnosed (it alternates C and D mainly C) so I have to change from low residue to high fibre (had haemorroids too).  It seems sensitive to acid in my diet, so if I have too many spicy or acidic foods I pay for it with D.  Also it plays up when I have a virus or am weak - I wonder if it's measles I had as a kid in my stomach (can happen)
  • Had reflux with erosion but cured that.  The Type A diet was very helpful (like no tomato) also had to have no green tea or very acidic foods, can have those again now  
  • have chronic fatigue (low sodium levels) - salt is helping.
  • Anti-nuclear antibodies (seeing rheumatologist).  Autoimmune skin condition on face, autoimmune skin condition in mouth and lips (? erosive oral lichen planus - hoping to get that diagnosed soon)
  • When pregnant had preeclampsia / HELLP Syndrome so my liver and kidneys all played up and we both nearly died.  Poor bub was born low birth weight and induced premature.  I think it was because of autoimmune disease.
  • Hyperacusis / tinnitus - sometimes my own voice buzzes in my right ear, very annoying.  It's like a broken speaker in my right ear (from tropical ear infection and tympanic perforation) Seems alot better now without wheat!
  • Have cold sores around my nose and I often have tingling there - a sign that my immune system is low.  Also high since I have autoimmune disease  
  • frequent sinisitus
  • migraine headaches
  • metabolic acidosis (had this last year with the reflux, was too acidic, low calcium, kidney pains).  Also had slightly high creatinine.
  • womens troubles - menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, irregular periods (early by up to 5 days), oestrogen dominant (on blood test but Dr didn't help)
  • tendonitis in forearms and ?carpal tunnel syndrome in left (getting tested)
  • iron-deficient anemia many times in my life and always on the borderline even lately having molasses and red meats!

My GP hates me!  


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IBS, Fibro, Hashimotos, Adenomyosis, Oral Lichen Planus, Breast Cancer, Terminal case of Optimism

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I've figured I'm an explorer from my health troubles and measurements.  I was right!  At least 40% explorer SWAMI says, whether I'm secretor or not.  And wheat is a no-no definately (except spelt).

I have some questions for you SWAMI-gurus.

Having had preeclampsia with leaking kidneys and possibly slight kidney damage (nothing seen in ultrasound tho), acidosis and slightly high creatnine that goes down when I take bicarb in water twice a day (therefore helping the kidneys filter).  Do you reckon I should tick kidney disease?  
Also not sure whether to tick high creatinine / BUN since my eGFR is 76 (CKD2 (Mild) GFR of 60 to 89 mL/min/1.73m2 with evidence of kidney damage).

Also about liver, I did have my liver playing up with I had HELLP, but only for a short time.  I have red palms (ever since I got mouth condition) so I may have cirrhosis (may have antibodies dunno).  May have portal hypertension though because of the haemorroids that after being fixed are coming back  .

The family history.  My aunty died of MS, may she RIP.  Aunties don't seem to count as it has siblings, parents and grandparents.  Wouldn't aunties count since they have the same genes as your grandparents?  (well mostly tho you never know  )

Thanks for any help you can give.


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I assumed aunts and uncles were not counted in health history, since I did not see anything to indicate that I should include them.

I do not have the expertise to answer your other questions.  I will offer a generalization on the health issues: If you would like SWAMI to adjust your diet to treat a health issue (kidney, liver, ...) you should check the boxes associated with it. If you are not currently having symptoms and do not need to treat a health condition, leave the boxes unchecked.


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Oooh didn't realise you & baby had nearly died So glad you didn't!!! All the best sorting your swami out - excited for you!!
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Thanks C_sharp - that's very wise advice, since health conditions can change and aunties and uncles aren't mentioned.  I have to get used to the fact that it is a fluid diet that can change as your health does (and that's great!).

Lola and Possum - thanks for your kind thoughts!  Lola, SWAMI is getting better all the time? or my health is getting better.  Yes to both I think! and they are related  

I'm happy to have peanuts back (had been eating them lately after hearing that they are high in good prostglandins) and so many fruits including all my favourites (the berries!).  Knew carob would be a diamond since I love it so much and can't believe how hard it is to find, should be everywhere IMHO.  Will write more on here soon.


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Family - O+ DH and DD (both hunter-ish)
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Are you finding the SWAMI diet to be a lot different than the combined diet you created?

I think C-sharp's point of view sounds good. I wasn't sure whether to put that I have high cholesterol or not. My most recent test at the time I was filling out SWAMI showed my lipids were good (after being higher previously), but I was doing South Beach. My husband thought that if I have had some ongoing problems with that and wanted the diet to continue to help that issue, then I should say I do have high cholesterol. Well, since then, I'm not sure what my latest readings were, but the doctor said they were high. I am thinking that when my thyroid is off, they will be off; maybe South Beach was helping the thyroid and so that masked a lot of my problems.

My thought is that if your kidney issues are only partially resolved and that you could easily go back to them being worse if your diet changed, then I would check it off.

The preeclampia sounds so scary. I have friend who had that and nearly died as well. It sounds like you're making great progress with your health. I know how you feel about GP's reactions to your interest in your health. I feel like I am such a pain, myself. Now, seeing I'm being treated for the thyroid condition finally, I don't feel like as MUCH of a hypochondriac. I think, ultimately, my doctor must respect me because I have used my own intuitiveness to solve or control a number of issues, like improving my nerves by going gluten free and improving my asthma and GI problems dramatically by eliminating other things.
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Thanks Chandon,

So did you end up leaving high cholesterol being checked?  Sounds like a good idea to have that checked again to see if fixing the thyroid has fixed it.  You probably have frequent blood tests to check your thyroid now you're on treatment?  We sound like our own doctors - but you have to do that!  

You're doing so well being so proactive about your health well done!
Thyroid conditions can cause so many system-wide symptoms, no wonder you feel better (as well as being on the best diet ever).  For one thing, going gluten free certainly deserves respect and recognition as it's such hard work to do in this wheat world.

Having the diet now is such a relief because I was confused before whether to eat peanuts etc and which parts of the Explorer diet might be made for Type Os or other types who are so different to As.  I know that antioxidants like in berries feel good for me but then they have moulds some of them and the Explorer diet cut those out.  So I'm so glad not to have to question the foods anymore and to have such a wide range of food now.    Because the antioxidant foods agree with me (felt the best I had in years when I ate those) I figured I'd be a mixture between teacher and explorer and it has like mixed those and put me Receptive worldview.

SWAMI moderately deemphathised gluten Gliandin or Prolamine for me, maybe because I ticked Do you have a history of bowel or digestive problems?  It's good how it did that.  Also maybe becuse I have some arch fingerprints, it strongly emphathised Butyric Acid and Good Elimination Food.  It's genius since I have IBS-C!  Genius!

A funny mistake I made was for my height I put 163 not seeing (in metres) thinking in centimetres.  Yep 163 metres tall!!! Doh


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Thanks Chandon,

So did you end up leaving high cholesterol being checked?  Sounds like a good idea to have that checked again to see if fixing the thyroid has fixed it.  You probably have frequent blood tests to check your thyroid now you're on treatment?  We sound like our own doctors - but you have to do that!  

You're doing so well being so proactive about your health well done!
Thyroid conditions can cause so many system-wide symptoms, no wonder you feel better (as well as being on the best diet ever).  For one thing, going gluten free certainly deserves respect and recognition as it's such hard work to do in this wheat world.

Having the diet now is such a relief because I was confused before whether to eat peanuts etc and which parts of the Explorer diet might be made for Type Os or other types who are so different to As.  I know that antioxidants like in berries feel good for me but then they have moulds some of them and the Explorer diet cut those out.  So I'm so glad not to have to question the foods anymore and to have such a wide range of food now.    Because the antioxidant foods agree with me (felt the best I had in years when I ate those) I figured I'd be a mixture between teacher and explorer and it has like mixed those and put me Receptive worldview.

SWAMI moderately deemphathised gluten Gliandin or Prolamine for me, maybe because I ticked Do you have a history of bowel or digestive problems?  It's good how it did that.  Also maybe becuse I have some arch fingerprints, it strongly emphathised Butyric Acid and Good Elimination Food.  It's genius since I have IBS-C!  Genius!

A funny mistake I made was for my height I put 163 not seeing (in metres) thinking in centimetres.  Yep 163 metres tall!!! Doh


Yes, that's funny! You might need to eat a lot if you're that tall!

How lucky to get peanuts. Every now and then I crave them. I've heard before that they clog the liver, so I guess I am classic that way.

I'm a receptive Explorer too and I can see that I have many of the same foods I had as a Teacher, although some are neutrals. I feel like a Teacher in some ways, like personality, but at the same time, I have noticed how I do like to do things my way (especially when it comes to health). In some ways I'm a nonconformist, but in other ways I am not.

I talked to my doctor about testing the lipids and so I have a prescription for my next blood test, which includes that. I think that with the way I am eating along with the thyroid medication, I should be back to having fairly good cholesterol. I know my triglycerides have been creeping up over the years. I don't know if that relates to the thyroid or perhaps hormones. When I eat around 4 egg yolks a week, as I do now, my total cholesterol tends to be normal, so the fact that it wasn't does sound like the thyroid issue causing it.

You sound like you are doing a great job with improving your health. Plus your weight has dropped significantly.   SWAMI is so amazing that I think you are going to find it helps with IBS. Have you taken any of the supplements? I wonder if Live Cell or DEFLECT would be good. Or perhaps polyflora A. I have a feeling that all the spicy food I was eating, along with tomatoes, really had messed up my digestion, leading to issues like diverticulitis and spasm. Eating the GTD or SWAMI definitely is high fiber. I was tracking my calories and nutrients for a while and my fiber intake was really good. I used to count my fiber grams before going on the GTD in earnest. The diet made me feel so much improvement, I found that was no long necessary. Maybe berries, which are great for the GI tract, will make a big difference with the IBS!

Any good genoharmonic combinations?

I bet you're having fun with your new lists!
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I hope it all comes together for you there Symbi...I'm rather fond of you.  Sounds like if you are gonna make strides against that list of issues, you are doing the best thing for yourself with Swami.  I think it will all sort out and in 6 months you will list your great improvements.  xo
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Weight loss certainly became easier for me on Swami.

Pre-eclampsia had left my wife with a football for a foot with little toes like weird studs, when she was pregnant with our first.  

Who is the cutie in your signature, btw?


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Hey Symbi! Isn't SWAMI great? I don't think any Explorer should be without it.

Paul, your wife is an A Explorer too, right? Makes one wonder if there is a higher risk of preeclampsia among type A Exlorers   ( I had it too)






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Did you, Heidi?  Isn't that interesting?  

I agree that Explorers should get their Swami.  The Explorer diet could easily have been made into four diets:  A,AB,B, and O.  That would have undermined the concept behind the Genotype book.  Since it works so well, why fix it?  

Now, Heidi, how does anyone identify the Explorers who think that they are some other Genotype?  To help them get Genotyped by a professional, even if they will not go to a practitioners or get Swami help, would be a great service.  I may have some kind of sense of being able to identify Explorer women by their bone structure, but that is totally subjective.


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Thanks for the messages everyone!  

Sorry for the delay!  I've been running around seeing specialists and doctors and know it alls who really don't.  (A friend on facebook said, they know how to get big commissions from drug companies though

Well I don't have an autoimmune disease according to the rheumatologist, although my ANA has gone up to 640/1 (40 is enough for lupus diagnosis).  I think it's just they don't know what I've got, also I had the blood test on a good day so there was no inflammation.  (They haven't tested me for every antibody tho.)  We explorers don't like losing blood and need energy for all the other things we have to do!  Hoping the oral pathologist soon with diagnose my problem (it's inflammatory autoimmune mouth condition).  The great diet, fish oil and EPO I take is helping, along with Vitamin A and Zinc (because it's a never healing mouth sore for 8 years).  

I reckon I've got adrenal fatigue.  It's confirmed a bit more as my IgM was low in the immunoglobulin (Love to see Mr Bean say that) test.  Dr said that's nothing to worry about.  Though from what I've read, it means I'm more susceptible to infections, can mean autoimmune disease, and confirm adrenal fatigue.

So that was kind of a downer as they haven't helped me and have dismissed me like I'm wasting their time and making things up.  I still have fatigue, low blood pressure, craving salt, pains around the kidneys, swollen saliva glands alot of the time.  Well I'm going to get Dr. James Wilson's Adrenal Fatigue book and try licorice tea and go to bed early like a good girl (haven't been able to go to sleep easily last few nights).

I've been adding new yummy foods and enjoying it.
Eating peanuts again feels great, good to carry around as a snack.  Had a carob bar (yum!), carob powder hot drink, made a veggie and lentil soup with turmeric and ginger.  Have some rye bread (neutral), flaxseed bread (neutral).  Bought some millet to try soon using Victoria's cooking method.  Enjoyed lamb with cranberry sauce (new taste zing sensation!)  Cranberry juice is high in my genoharmonic combinations and I usually have that to stave off UTIs and yeast anyway. Nectarines, grapes (neutralI've been having that a bit more.  Already was having turkey and knew it would be a diamond!  Feeling good physically and lost 1 kg last week already!  Still have a little bit to lose around the pear posterior.

Lots of rice like I was already eating.  Only a bit sad that rosehip tea is a black dot, really enjoyed that from the book explorer diet.

I'm going to get the genotype kit today in the mail I think.  So I'll find out taster status and can take my fingerprints (already know what they are I think but may need help).  Will let you know! I did the blood test and saliva test for secretor status yesterday and posted those off, so I'm so looking forward to that result.  When I have those, SWAMI will be pretty much complete and I'll print the report out.  Till then it could change quite a bit.

One way I know SWAMI is right is barley is a black dot.  It really doesn't agree with me.  I'm fine with oats though (neutral).  Wheat is avoid except durum semolina is neutral.  I think it's assuming I'm a secretor if you don't choose an option.  I really don't mind if I'm a nonnie or not.  As a Nonnie I'll get tomatoes and yams and more meat.  As a secretor I'll get pasta, corn and oats as a neutral (it's never really bothered me) and other wheat types as a black dot.  It's all good!


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Family - O+ DH and DD (both hunter-ish)
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I'm between taster and Super-taster!  Well it's hard to count how many taste buds you have with the blue dye.  But the bitter taste is still lingering even after brushing and mouthwash.  It was a foul taste and I was repulsed by it after five seconds which it took to register the taste.

I've gotten used to bitter tastes, though, because they are in foods that are really good for you.  So probably I'm between taster and super-taster.  Very fussy about tastes though.  Can be a liability because you end up doing your own cooking!

Put in super-taster has put my Explorer % up, hasn't seemed to change my diet at all.


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Weight loss certainly became easier for me on Swami.

Pre-eclampsia had left my wife with a football for a foot with little toes like weird studs, when she was pregnant with our first.  

Who is the cutie in your signature, btw?


Hi Paul, Thanks for the message!  Wow football foot that's not good!  Funny description though sounds cute.  Glad she didn't get it again on your second child.  You have two right?

That's my DD Georgia.  She's just started school, she's 4 1/2.  She's loving it.
Glad your BP is back down I read, KUTGW


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Hey Symbi! Isn't SWAMI great? I don't think any Explorer should be without it.

Paul, your wife is an A Explorer too, right? Makes one wonder if there is a higher risk of preeclampsia among type A Exlorers   ( I had it too)





SWAMI is wonderful and seems essential for Explorers.  Thanks to you I have so much more variety of food now!  The book diet is pretty spartan and totally un-A like (I couldn't totally follow that!).

So that's three Explorers that had pre-clampsia?  Glad we all got through that okay.  Phew! Heidi advanced to eclampsia after pregnancy and mine advanced into HELLP syndrome.  I hope your wife and baby were not affected badly? Paul?

Pre-eclampsia is a mysterious disease but is linked to autoimmune disease (which Explorers sometimes get), kidney problems (another Explorer susceptibility).  One theory is that the mother reacts to the protein from the male sperm.  That's why it's less likely to have on subsequent pregnancies.  Sounds like a reactive response to me.

I don't like the way having had it, slightly increases your risk of migraines (another Explorer problem) and cardiovascular disease later in life.  One reason I've lost weight and been super vigilant on health since then.
I read up on it a bit trying to understand it. After what I went through wasn't game enough (and don't have the energy) to roll the dice again.  But that's okay and it's all turned out good in the end.


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After what I went through wasn't game enough (and don't have the energy) to roll the dice again. I bet... Glad its all good though..

I was told with my first pregnancy that there was "protein in my urine..." At 19 all I understood then, was that I had been overdoing it... Any other thoughts on that, in light of the above discussion..

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Hi Possum,
I read that preclampsia is common in teenagers too because they haven't been exposed to many kinds of different proteins (sperms) so their immune system may over-react to the unfamiliar sperm protein and that causes the preeclampsia.  

Being a teenage Mum you should have had lots of energy and been a healthy Mum for your children.  My Mum was 18 when she was pregnant with me too, and she was great, we are very close.

Did you get all swollen up as well?  My feet were like stumps and I put on 20kg while I was pregnant.  Everyone though I was having a boy as the tummy stuck out so far, had an ultrasound early cos they thought I was further along than I said.  You must have had the high blood pressure with leaking kidneys?  Glad you didn't get it again and got through it all ok?

BTW that wasn't my first pregnancy (had miscarriages before) so that theory about sperm protein doesn't totally apply to me.  Probably the autoimmune connection.


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Hi Symbi.. Nah I actually had no probs at all - I only just remembered about the protein comment, so was just curious...
My blood pressure was on the low side - I remember that being noted...thought that was a good thing (after all the stories about high bp being so bad)- but I realise differently now... Heard recently that low bp is worse in some ways??!!
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[quote=607]Did you, Heidi?  Isn't that interesting?  

Now, Heidi, how does anyone identify the Explorers who think that they are some other Genotype?  quote]

Yep, I was swollen up like a football pretty much everywhere   Ended up having a stroke. Pretty scary. Thankfully I got two babies for the price of one because, like Symbi, we were never willing to risk another pregnancy.

I don't know of a foolproof way to spot an Explorer. But anyone who used the book to determine GT and came up with Exporer would find a much more vaired diet with SWAMI   I couldn't stick to the "by the book" diet for more then 4 months, but have no problem at all following my new and improved GT4 diet plan.

Symbi, you sound more like a super taster to me then just a normal taster. My DH and one of my daughters are normal tasters. They tasted the strips but did not react to it very strongly at all, just kind of a "yeah, I can taste it but it's not that bad" reaction. My other daughter and I had a much stronger reaction and the taste lingered for a long time, dispite brushing and eating.  



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Thanks Heidi,
I'm not sure if it's the number of tastebuds or how sensitive I am to everything including taste.  I like the idea of being a super something!    Wonder if this superpower could save the world from mould or something like that?

Your new picture is great!

One reason that I think I'm an Explorer is the assymetricality (wow long word).  I also have a Brun type face with angular.  Like you say, Paul, I have wide cheeckbones and wide forehead and large hips.  Seem to have Os and As in my family, and we're Western European.  

When I read the part in the book about Explorers adapting to wildly changing conditions - I got it!  Must have chose this genotype in utero cos I knew what was coming for me (Mum smoked while preggers too btw).  I've had alot of wildly changing conditions: 12 schools, 5 different families, 5 hometowns, more than 15 jobs.  Change, change, change.


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Hi Symbi,

Have you gone gluten free at any point--I realize it is challenging and means really scrutinizing labels--but gluten can really affect the adrenal glands. I found that I had so much more energy when I went gluten free. I avoid wheat, barley, rye, and oats, plus all the derivatives of them. I tried to reintroduce oats and they definitely affected my nerves. I felt so much more energy when I went gluten free. I didn't have the classic celiac disease symptoms; my digestion seemed pretty normal. It seems that it affected my nerves, adrenals, and skin. I found that I had to avoid skincare and makeup with wheat and oat related ingredients.

Of course, something else could be what is wearing you down.

I love grapes. They're neutral for me now. I'm looking forward to eating them again. Right now I'm having some kumquats in yogurt.

Wow, wouldn't it be something to get tomatoes back!
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Hi Lola, I did let SWAMI compute genotype and so far it's 44%.  Just trying to defend that I belong in Explorer-hood I guess.  Would love, btw, to have a professional consultation and hope to in the future sometime, would have to travel at least 1000 km to Melbourne for that.

I remember that you also had alot of changes in your life and you're an Explorer.  It's interesting!  

Meanwhile, still waiting for secretor status.  
I heard today that Pathlabs received it in the mail .  However, they haven't got the saliva sample yet.  Their packaging means that the blood and saliva cannot go together.     

Should be 10 days till I know I'm a nonnie or not, fingers crossed it gets there okay and comes together!

BTW Made ghee the other day but didn't cook it long enough so it's very yellow.  It doesn't have that sweet flavour that ghee should have.  So I guess it's clarified butter (same diff tho).  Next time I will cook it longer, turning it a little brown / dark golden gives it more flavour.


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