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I know about wanting to be a different blood type! I'd rather be a B: A jug of beer and some macaroni and cheese, please!
A quick and dirty way to see if you could be an Explorer Genotype would be to look at your fingerprints.
A loop is a circular pattern that has only one delta (triangular pattern of lines) off to one side of the center. If you have close to ten loops it is likely that you are an explorer. Check the loops on both index fingers. If you have one delta on the thumb side of one hand and one on the pinkie side of the other hand then its almost a dead cert; you are an explorer.
You will need either ink & paper, bright sunlight, or strong florescent lights.
If you know your Rhesus (+ or -) and your secretor status you will get better, more targeted results.
The Genotype book will give you detailed instructions on typing yourself. There is also a kit with the required genotyping instructions and materials available. Swami is a self-adapting, internet-delivered personalized diet report which is more specific than your Genotype. The more you know (Rhesus and Secretor) the more accurate either Genotype or Swami will be. If you go for the Swami option, the genotyping kit is still useful. Swami can take your health history, even more kinds of blood types, your family health history as well as the Genotype info to build your profile.
There is a lot of experience on the board with making the process work. You are welcome to the help. As you can tell we won't leave you hanging around for days without a response.
My weight loss goal: 220 lbs. A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
One thing I did read about the raw food diet is that some vegetables and fruits actually are better cooked. It has to do with some having a heavier cell structure and cooking releases more of the nutrients. I'm not an expert on this but if you do want to keep raw foods into your diet, then you maybe should check some website information. I think some people felt raw was better because they felt cooking destroyed vitamins and minerals but that may not be the case for every fruit and vegetable.