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cat2
Friday, August 9, 2013, 11:29am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi, I am just wondering about one of the questions if anyone can advise please.  When it asks about illnesses does it only refer to those you have now, not previously? e.g. I did have an overactive thyroid but after 18 months of Carbimazole it stabilised so would I say no to that question?
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I would say "yes" because your thyroid is still more fragile than somebody who never had an overactive thyroid. If you're not careful, the problem could repeat.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Saturday, August 10, 2013, 9:40am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thanks, I would agree that makes sense.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013, 10:23am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Also, I've noticed that it only asks about your parents, grandparents and sibling's health, I presume aunts/uncles are not included then?  It's just that 3 of my aunties have had thyroid disease too but no parents, grandparents or siblings.  Thanks!
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In the book if possible (It is possible in your case, since you know your secretor status), use the advanced tables in the back of the book.

When using the advanced calculator tables, the answer to question about family history of thyroid is irrelevant.


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Thursday, August 15, 2013, 3:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thanks, I've been doing all my measurements today, it seems I am a gatherer  ?? but I don't think I fit that type, I will have to get my husband to check them later.
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Key thing to determining between Gatherers and Hunter in the advanced table are the finger lengths.

I recommend using the palm up method to measure.

http://palmreadingperspectives.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/how-to-measure-finger-length-ratio.jpg


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Thanks for that, my index finger is definitely longer than my ring finger though  
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we thought I was a gatherer until I got swami and it made me an explorer right off. I never realy felt like a gatherer but the exsplorer made sence. that seemed to have been based mostly of body/leg ratio and finger prints. so pay carefull attention to your prints


nothing to do? who has that!?
swami made me an explorer!
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Thanks for that, my index finger is definitely longer than my ring finger though  


Then none of the other measurements matter. Female O positive nonsecretor with long index fingers are Gatherers. Torso and upper/lower leg measurements do not matter.

You may still want to get them correct in case you decide to do SWAMI.


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Then none of the other measurements matter. Female O positive nonsecretor with long index fingers are Gatherers. Torso and upper/lower leg measurements do not matter.

You may still want to get them correct in case you decide to do SWAMI.


Ah! yes you are right.  I've just re-read the discussion near the front of the book which does state that longer index fingers on both hands is typically 'gatherer', it's most of the other measurements which don't fit.  The finger size must be very important then.  
I will definitely check the other measurements are correct though, and will definitely be doing SWAMI, going to order that now.



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we thought I was a gatherer until I got swami and it made me an explorer right off. I never realy felt like a gatherer but the exsplorer made sence. that seemed to have been based mostly of body/leg ratio and finger prints. so pay carefull attention to your prints


It will be interesting to do the SWAMI, I still need to do the fingerprints and taste test - do they come with the SWAMI? because although I can get the ink I can't find anywhere in the UK which sells the taste test.

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Taster strips and fingerprinting material are not in the SWAMI kit.

They are in this kit:

http://right4eu.sageshops.co.uk/gbp/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=178

The taster strips can also be gotten at biological supply houses.


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Here is a UK based biology supply house:

http://www.blades-bio.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CBA010


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Thanks everso  C-sharp I will order those.
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I've just been reading the strength meter and from all the info so far I test very strong for the Hunter, yet very weak for Gatherer, oh well I'll see what the other 2 tests reveal and the SWAMI.

Also, the little questionnaire on this site which tells you whether you should follow the genotype or BTD - I'm not quite sure I've answered that correctly? e.g. when it asks about food allergies does that mean real allergies rather than sensitivities? because depending how I answer certain questions it swings from one to the other so I need to be more precise about that.

Plus, in the questionnaires (sorry I've asked this before) does the relative info not include aunties and uncles, only parents, grandparents and siblings as it states - is it very specific to that?

many thanks in advance.

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The relatives considered are parents, grandparents and siblings.

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because depending how I answer certain questions it swings from one to the other so I need to be more precise about that.


I would go with blood type then.

But since you are getting SWAMI, it is moot issue. SWAMI will sort it all out for you, without your needing to make guesses about these sort of things.


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