I have just found out I'm a Gatherer & I would really like to connect with those who may have similar things happenening right now as I have only just started the Gatherer diet. Your testimonies, ups and downs - I know there are weekly threads of what everyone is up too but is there one just for Gatherers to chat at the moment?
wow, huntress, who knew? welcome to the gatherer clan. I am trying to stay away from the black dots, which I formerly ate rather freely..... I do love the gatherer diet.........what are the things that are happening now?
jayneeo - I just changed the poll to multiple choice if you want to try again - dont know if you'll be allowed though. this week I embarked on a spiritual detox called Daniels diet, it was like going through hell and back but a few nights ago I felt the urge to retest myself and I am a Gatherer - I think before I wasn't ready to embrace it all but now I feel so peaceful and happy and have been receiving so many nice compliments. I was always a Gatherer personality but I was so full of toxins that I wasn't myself. People have always commented on how young I look for my age - usually they say 22 when I am actually 32. Plus I have been craving foods that are diamonds like fenugreek, ricotta, I love pinapple, watermelon and grapefruits and pecans + tomatoes. Some things I ate often thinking they were great for me were brocolli and chicken so I am happy to avoid them for a while and see how things change. I feel so much healing going on, especially around my forehead/brain area - third eye perhaps? and I just feel clean and clear. I gave up coffee and chocolate this week for detox and it was soooo hard but I feel like all my cravings have gone and Im hardly thinking about food. I just feel so at peace and ready to reconnect with the world. Instead of anger I feel loving. how are you?
That's funny - here's another Gatherer who (re)discovered mushrooms after starting the GTD... I was in a vegan pub with a veggie friend who kept ordering loads of delicious food, and one of the dishes was these huge juicy mushrooms in crispy batter. Couldn't stop thinking about them for days afterwards - wow!
I think the diet's working extremely well to counter the sugar urges, in many different ways. I have to admit I find it difficult juggling portion sizes and getting a variety of food types in, as I'm just not a very innovative cook. The forum really helps that way though...
No tricks, no unpleasant bending! Wrestle poodles and WIN!
I love cooking and Im not a recipe follower & not one to write down everything I put in a recipe either to add onto the website but I will most definately look into it - I would need a hand with it or talk into a tape recorder - I just love trying something new every night and following recipes slows me down. So what type of things do you most eat - do you have any testimonies of changes since you started and whats the main things?
I just love trying something new every night and following recipes slows me down.
haha, again, me too an urgent-creative-outlet that needs to be pursued in-a-hurry
Tonight we are having left over turkey roast with silverbeet, my own cranberry & tumeric chutney, peas and spelt gravy. The chutney also has lemon rind, sage, thyme and parsley from the garden, onion, garlic, ghee and sea salt- damned if I could tell you the exact recipe though lol.
Concealed Carry Gatherer! SWAMI Explorer Blend Kyosha Nim
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Welcome to the 'adjusting gatherers.' I, too, thought I was a hunter at first. In the meat & rice area, a gatherer is tougher & many fave veggies are dots, but I can eat tomatoes (& I have added more canned mushrooms!) which are more abundant & so much a part of the American diet. I put overweight on the survey, but it is not that much. I'm 135-40 at 5'3". I do eat heartily & maybe it's a good thing I can't eat as much ordinary brown rice. I notice if I pig out on basmati rice, I can see the belly growing! I feel good, but have to work on it. I think there are some various issues, probably blood sugar. It seems worse now--the muchies are worse when they should get better.....
BTW, the concealed carry on my 'title' means I wish(ed) I were a hunter & hunters often have guns & I wished I could be a hunter. FYI, CC is illegal in Illinois. Wisconsin is the other state, with all the others having some variation of it. I found out that you could keep a shotgun in your house to scare off predators. So it's the handguns that the politicos want out of our hands. So, now only the crooks have them(& a few non-crooks I'm sure).
Interested in nutrition, lactation, religion, politics; love to be around people; talkative, sensitive, goofy; a "fishy Christian" ><>; left-handed; lived on a farm, small town & big city; love BTD/GTD; A staunch La Leche League veteran; b. 10/1947 Check BTD/GTD on facebook!
Welcome to the 'adjusting gatherers.' I, too, thought I was a hunter at first.
Thank you so much
I originally wanted to be a 'Teacher' as that is what I am studying to be plus love coffee and peanut butter cos that is what I gre up with, but I am really glad I found out the truth and not resisting what is. Appreciating and accepting who I am makes a huge difference to everything in my whole life although it's taken me a while to get there. I just rememembered late last night that I am still a member of the genotype site although I hadn't been on for months and even though I tried to embrace the Hunter program as much as possible - something wasn't right, but now it all makes sense. Detoxing has been great and I'm going to do it often now to make sure I don't slide back. I love basmati rice with curries!
Location: Beaumont, Texas -- near the Gulf of Mexico
I first was an O-Nonnie, then a Gatherer, then an O-Nonnie again and now I am a combo, with Gatherer taking precedence if there is conflict. I find I have a little more variety this way. I have not given up my prunes, but other than that I am able to follow fairly closely. I can't say I don't fall off the path occasionally, but all in all I do well. And I feel very good. I would not go back to the 'Normal" way of eating if you paid me. Welcome to the Gatherer family!
Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again. Blessings, meribelle
Thanks Merribelle I feel at home following the Gatherer plan - I felt at peace as soon as I accepted. I have had no cravings and I've chatted on the genotype website and heard some great stories and advice & I feel better than ever.
Maybe you could reconstruct it?? I would Love To have the recipe!
Hallo MyraBee shall try for you:
I used a small frying pan this week, but last time we used a bigger pan and made twice as much as this keeps in the fridge for up to 6 days, usually that is how long it takes us to eat an entire roasted organic turkey.
saute an onion in ghee add good teaspoon of turmeric- ground or fresh, cook until onion is translucent (but bright yellow!) add to pan: 2 cups of cranberries (we buy them off the shelf in their own juice- add the juice also works with frozen cranberries and add pineapple juice) fresh thyme sprig (remove later) fresh sage and parsley finely chopped (to your taste) fresh lemon rind (I use a ceramic kitchen tool that slices off fine pieces) and a squeeze of the juice and or a splash of white wine or wine vinegar of choice, sometimes all 3.. 1-2 garlic cloves also fine; have also used fresh chilli- is good. sea salt pinch extra 2 x tspns of oils if you like ie. evoo / macadamia oil simmer until thick and jam like (20mins - 1/2hr, can do for as long as you like though, just gets jammy)
It seems like allot of mucking about, but its quite simple and as it lasts for many meals; is really good with cold meat and veg too.
Hey Gatherers! I still measure as a hunter, I redid my fingers multiple times, even with a hard ruler. But, But....I think maybe I am a gatherer....(Crazy girl here).....definitely have problems with gluten, but either plan covers that. Here's the glitch...I think I may have been a true hunter until I had my thyroid zapped with RAI in the late 90's for a nodule that was making me hyperthyroid. Now that I have been through that, I really am more hypothyroid, my metabolism is slowed from that and many years of heavy coffee use. So I wonder if I should just follow the gatherer plan, because it addresses slow metabolism. That what I am thinking right now. It's either that, or I just go back to the O btd, which I like so much and stay close to the low glycemic choices.....
Mom of 5, mostly 0's, DH & 1 son are B's, everyone else are O's, NJ transplant to SF Bay Area, CA ; ISFJ Explorer
I've been on the Gatherer diet for less than a month now, and I feel like this is definitely the right move for me. I start BTD in August 2007, got my secretor status in October, started treating myself for adrenal fatigue in December, and went gluten-free in January 2008 (thinking I was a Nomad and having a lot in common with the Nomad type). All those steps gave me successive improvements, and I was feeling great! Then I started working hard on my candida problem in June, and that left me feeling pretty icky, but that was to be expected.
I decided to start on the Nomad diet in July, and I started getting worse. Basically, it undid the progress I made on the candida, and it brought back my back pain. I also noticed that my blood sugar wasn't as even. I quit the Nomad diet toward the end of September and went back to B-nonnie. Then some of my forum friends talked my into considering the Gatherer diet, which I started in early October. I am still sleeping a lot, and still adjusting to the changes, but it sure "feels" right to eat like this. My candida is receding without any special measures, and my blood sugar is more stable. My mood is still flaky, between the adjustments to the new diet and the adjustments to my new home (STRESS! I had 3 pieces of sugar-sweetened chocolate yesterday ), but it's getting better. I guess I'm also an 'adjusting Gatherer'. The good thing that has come out of the Nomad diet is that my egg intolerance is gone. Now I can eat some gluten again without any problem (barley and amaranth).
Huntress/Puppylove, I'm glad to see you've found something that's working for you. I remember you posting that you didn't feel like you fit in here. You seem to be doing a lot better now! I resisted the idea that I was a Gatherer, too--I love my fruit, and I've never had a problem with being overweight, and I identified much more strongly with the Nomad traits than with the Gatherer ones! I am 33 and people often comment that I look like I'm 24 or 25. I wish I wasn't feeling any anger, but at least, when I do, it doesn't stay around long.
In the survey, I put male, underweight, still having issues, just getting by, intuitive. Sounds bleak, but it's improving. I am very strict on the fruits, slightly less so on veggies, and even less on dairy. I just bought some yogurt which I am going to start enjoying again once I've finished my cottage cheese. I will also put a little milk or half-and-half in my oatbran/meal. Of course, I justify the dairy because I'm a B, too!
Puppy, I just read your posts on the SWAMI thread, and I wanted to add one more thing.
I noticed for the first week on Gatherer diet that I suddenly felt much better, but after the first week the detox/adjustment started, and I haven't felt as good as I did during the first week. I guess that's to be expected.