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Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Thursday, May 8, 2008, 2:13pm
Just wanted to say this is a must read for those interested in a more extensive description of their GenoType...  Very good.
Posted by: Chanur, Thursday, May 8, 2008, 6:40pm; Reply: 1
Yeah, I found it interesting, too!

Thanks Dr. D. :)
Posted by: Heidi, Thursday, May 8, 2008, 6:59pm; Reply: 2
I enjoyed it too but found it very hard to read. I only read the Explorer profile. Maybe proof reading is not quite done yet but I found some of it really hard to follow with all the missing words and repeats  ??) There are some interesting new tidbits in there though.

Anyone else have the same problem?
Could just be me, wouldn't be the first time  ::) ;)
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, May 8, 2008, 7:01pm; Reply: 3
Loved it...so much more information than the book~
Posted by: Jane, Thursday, May 8, 2008, 7:22pm; Reply: 4
I found it very interesting, easy to read but it does still need some editing.
Jane
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, May 8, 2008, 9:00pm; Reply: 5
I also noticed that edits would help readability quite a bit.  

Is it possible to help with this so Dr. D. doesn't have to clean it all up?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 8, 2008, 10:27pm; Reply: 6
Excellent info. A few typos and odd symbols but the Warrior was very good.
Posted by: 12 (Guest), Friday, May 9, 2008, 1:37am; Reply: 7
I am all over the typos....
Posted by: SquarePeg, Friday, May 9, 2008, 3:35am; Reply: 8
I really enjoyed learning more about the archetypical Explorer, and found the link between autism and an affinity toward animals most interesting.  (I left a comment about this.)

I had considered offering to help with the Explorer monograph, which I read carefully and completely.  I agree with Heidi that it was difficult to read.  But in college I helped proofread an Asian engineering professor's journal submissions, so I'm a bit accustomed to unfathomable text. ;)

But there are more significant problems than just grammatical issues, such as using "that" for "than."  There seem to be whole blocks of information that are essentially repeated in different sections, as if the material had been copied and pasted from different sources.

Still, Drs. C & D, I can give it another look after you reorganize it.  I'm a newsletter editor for an engineering society (in my spare time).  And if you think engineers don't know how to spell, you're right!  But I'm an above average speller among engineers. :)
Posted by: shells, Saturday, May 10, 2008, 5:33am; Reply: 9
Quoted from SquarePeg
I really enjoyed learning more about the archetypical Explorer, and found the link between autism and an affinity toward animals most interesting.  (I left a comment about this.)
. :)


Fully agree with this and felt while reading that he was speaking about me personally  8)

Forget about the typos....great work Dr D, just fascinating   :D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, May 10, 2008, 8:25am; Reply: 10
Boy it was truly fascinating- made me reconsider GTD again  and that says A LOT  ;D

But yes especially the explorer part had many typoes etc..- but I loved all the entries- I think it is a pity they were not put into the book.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, May 10, 2008, 12:25pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from shells

Forget about the typos....great work Dr D, just fascinating   :D


Sorry, it's a secretary thing.  :B  

I emailed the newer Warrior description to my sister who is more of a Warrior than me lol..well she was. She was 5'9 1/2.
She shrunk from osteoporosis to 5'8...because she loves red meat. I told her over the phone about Dr. D's findings on the red meat and she said "Oh well, it's too late now" So how do I respond to that? I could tell her about the colon cancer...She quit smoking for the last month so she can have lap band surgery. I guess I should be happy she quit smoking...at 54.  ::)
Posted by: Dr. D, Monday, May 12, 2008, 11:26am; Reply: 12
The descriptions are being cut an into a web editor, which has far less proofing abilities than a regular word processor. We will slowly get on top of it though. BTW keep checking as new stuff is being added all the time.
Posted by: 521 (Guest), Monday, May 12, 2008, 11:53am; Reply: 13
Those are phenomenal descriptions, but I'm in the Twilight Zone between two of them:  Hunter and Gatherer.

On the one hand, I more physically resemble the gatherer, but my insane allergies and hyperinflammatory profile, as well as my hypervigilant, intense personality scream "Hunter" much more than anything.

I'm a mutant.  A freak of nature.  A "chupacabre" or something.  Hahahahaha
Posted by: Dr. D, Monday, May 12, 2008, 12:42pm; Reply: 14
You are definitely a Hunter.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 12, 2008, 1:30pm; Reply: 15
don t go out hunting for chupacabras now Ron!! ;D

we never stop learning Dr! thanks!
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, May 12, 2008, 6:26pm; Reply: 16
Ron, the issue may be that you're neither Hunter nor Gatherer, but you're really an ice bear.

I'd volunteer to do some proofreading also.  I used to work for The Islander News on Key Biscayne.  Now I do some occasional proofing for a science geek (no, not my husband--a different one) whose writing is much worse that what's posted.  I'd be happy to correct the Warrior part and send it to somebody to post.  Is this something that would be helpful?
Posted by: Melissa_J, Monday, May 12, 2008, 6:47pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from 815

I emailed the newer Warrior description to my sister who is more of a Warrior than me lol..well she was. She was 5'9 1/2.
She shrunk from osteoporosis to 5'8...because she loves red meat. I told her over the phone about Dr. D's findings on the red meat and she said "Oh well, it's too late now" So how do I respond to that?


That can be reversed... I lost 3/4" and got it back.  In my case it was from a vitamin D deficiency, so there may have been muscle weakening in addition to bone loss, which probably both improved.  
Posted by: 2330 (Guest), Monday, May 12, 2008, 7:09pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Melissa_J


That can be reversed... I lost 3/4" and got it back.  In my case it was from a vitamin D deficiency, so there may have been muscle weakening in addition to bone loss, which probably both improved.  


Melissa, that is wonderful! I have osteopenia but so far I haven't lost any height at all. I believe it was caused by the short period of time a few years back that I drank diet Cokes every day.   Dumb! It has not gotten any worse according to my numbers in the intervening years. In the meantime, I added more Vitamin D, also, so I'm anxious to see what the next years bring after getting on the GTD.
Posted by: Melissa_J, Monday, May 12, 2008, 7:40pm; Reply: 19
I highly recommend finding an endocrinologist to test for vitamin D deficiencies.  Other doctors might order the right tests, if you're lucky, but then don't know what to do with the results.  Many people need more than a little extra vitamin D to correct deficiencies, but the deficiencies are very common.
Posted by: 1323 (Guest), Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 3:40am; Reply: 20
About a year ago, my NP discovered I was horribly deficient in Vit. D.  So she immediately put me on 2 grams per day.  It worked.  I'm back up in the numbers and feeling much better.

It's a very important Vitimin and I don't believe the NAP supp's for O's have this supp included in them.  If they do, it wasn't enough for me who never gets much sun up here in the cloudy NW!!!
Posted by: 521 (Guest), Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 7:40am; Reply: 21
I'm an ice-bear.  ;D

Check out my blue tongue:  http://climateprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/polar-bear-tongue.jpeg

And two polar bears:  http://www.komar.org/faq/churchill_polar_bear_tours/polar-bears-standing.jpg
Posted by: 521 (Guest), Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 7:44am; Reply: 22
funky,

I've heard that the eskimos can tolerate having dark skin and living in the arctic, because they eat so much fish, which is loaded with vitamin D.  Otherwise, they wouldn't get enough regular sunlight, and their cholesterol would be through the roof, because sunlight converts it into vitamin D, which is cholecalciferol, a cholesterol derivative.

Dark-skinned people apparently require even more intense and regular sunlight to convert their cholesterol into much-needed vitamin D, because the melanin in their skin blocks out more of the necessary conversion rays anyhow.

Neat, eh?
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 1:44pm; Reply: 23
My husband said that's why they started putting vit. D into milk--to get it into the dark-skinned population.

I had a vit. D overdose once.  We were at the beach in Jacksonville, Fl when I was about 10 or so and we stayed too long.  I had blisters on my face and shoulder.  I ran a fever that night and got chills and threw up everything they fed me.  I could hardly lay on any side because I was burned on every side.  My mom gave me a cool bath but it was torture since I was freezing cold with the fever.  That was a horrible time.
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