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Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 3:55am
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Sante_j: How about if one of you puts a survey up for B's? Calling all Forum B's: Tell us your Genotype! Then we can have the percentages in front of us.
;)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 4:08am; Reply: 1
Earlier percentages can be found here: http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1200517033/
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 4:15am; Reply: 2
great find C, thanks!

lets see what this one brings......
Posted by: Linda, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 6:08pm; Reply: 3
I voted Explorer, and it's in my moniker......but I'm still not convinced.....so, I'm still following the B- nonnie diet :-/
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 7:04pm; Reply: 4
Voted for DH.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, September 12, 2008, 11:11am; Reply: 5
Explorer
cant be anything but...
I absolutely hate it  :'(
so I am most of the time just a B  :D
I want to be a nomad
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, September 14, 2008, 12:23am; Reply: 6
Im an Explorer, but I mainly follow the B nonnie diet.  I wish I was a Nomad like my son.
Posted by: Ellie, Thursday, October 2, 2008, 10:15pm; Reply: 7
Henriette, I wish I was a Nomad too, like my mother, she gets to eat lots of easily available foods!

What do you think Emma might be? I can't believe she is 14, so grown up sounding!
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, October 3, 2008, 8:31am; Reply: 8
Well first in January the program on genotype website said she was gatherer
- and I was like:
WHAT  :o ??) ??) ??) ??) ??)- that for sure does not fit her at all ??)

So I decided to measurer her again this summer 6 months later after growing a lot :
and suddenly it said Hunter and I think that sounds MUCH more like her.

I think my sister (B) is a gatherer as well ( she looks so much like you Ellie  ;)
and my mum (0) is either gatherer or more likely Explorer....I havent measured her compleetely - but she is O  rh- , well built and got the same weird fingers like I do  ;)

well I am just  this kind of rare" egg, dairy,cheese, chocolate" eating Explorer from far up  in the North that dr D forgot to mention  :P ;D
Posted by: TJ, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 12:22am; Reply: 9
Drat, I want to change my vote!
Posted by: Ribbit, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 12:23am; Reply: 10
There should be another option on there:

"Type Hopper"
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, December 8, 2008, 8:40am; Reply: 11
Quoted from Ribbit
There should be another option on there:

"Type Hopper"


YES - I need to change my vote as well :B
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 6:02pm; Reply: 12
Type hopper-I've changed from Nomad to Gatherer and back to Nomad/"Non-mad" since I voted in this poll.
Posted by: focused, Thursday, December 11, 2008, 1:12am; Reply: 13
Quoted from Ribbit
There should be another option on there:

"Type Hopper"


I must say I have been confused about my type. When I first read the book I assumed I was a Gatherer but when I signed up at the website I was an Explorer. Explorer diet makes my blood sugar drop very suddenly and I feel ill. Then I found out the site did not calculate the even finger lengths correctly so I was a Gatherer after all. Really didn't feel well with that diet either (I know, I know. Should have tried for longer than 3 weeks). Then I decided to remeasure and came up Nomad. I have measured and remeasured tens of times and still come up Nomad. Guess that makes me a Type Hopper too.
Posted by: nowishow, Monday, March 30, 2009, 7:03pm; Reply: 14
Exploring and loving it!
Posted by: BohemianChris, Monday, March 30, 2009, 7:27pm; Reply: 15
I had problems with the Genotype algorithms as well. I was real close on Gatherer and Explorer, but Gatherer felt totally wrong. Strength testing ultimately favored Explorer and the description is much more me.
Posted by: 4992 (Guest), Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 12:20am; Reply: 16
I really wish I was a nomad but I have been faithfully following the Explorer diet. It is just so challenging because it seems like even at the HFS I am struggling to find compliant options. It seems I need to make everything from scratch and frankly I don't have the time. I want to get a SWAMI done just so I can see if I can introduce more foods back in.
Posted by: maukik, Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 2:34am; Reply: 17
Definitely Nomad here.
Posted by: drholyangel, Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 1:11am; Reply: 18
Like it says in my description: Nomad.

Surprising addition to my diet: Beer! I never used to drink it, now I have a couple a week, and I feel better having incorporated it into my diet . . . never thought I would, since I've been pretty much a non-drinker my entire life. Now, I only drink about 6 oz at a time, mind you, so I'm not exactly puttin' it away.

Cheap date, that's me!!
Posted by: drholyangel, Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 1:20am; Reply: 19
Oh, I'm left-handed too (though I do write, pretty illegibly, with my right hand, courtesy of the Sisters of Mercy in the 1950's parochial school system).

Any info regarding handedness and blood type?

I'm sure there is, but I haven't seen it.
Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 1:38am; Reply: 20
No expert info here.  I'm right-handed as a B.  My uncle is an A and is left-handed.  My husband and father, both As are right-handed. (book2)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 2:05am; Reply: 21
http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=36
certain GTs have a tendency.....
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 3:15am; Reply: 22
Being left-handed is more correlated to fetal stress than anything else I know of (I'm a lefty too).
Posted by: bel, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 10:36am; Reply: 23
Hi can i ask how sensitive are the Type B explorers among us, are to caffine? will drinking a cup of green tea keep you up all night?   :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 10:55am; Reply: 24
Quoted from bel
Hi can i ask how sensitive are the Type B explorers among us, are to caffine? will drinking a cup of green tea keep you up all night?   :)


I am not really sensitive- sure I can feel a cup of coffe late at night
but neither green tea, chocolate or black tea bothers me.

In my swami
coffee and black tea = black dot
chocolate and green tea = diamond  ;D
and I treat decaffinated coffe as neutral
Posted by: Shelley, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 11:00am; Reply: 25
Since I am sensitive to caffeine, I generally won't have it in any form after 12pm.  So I am not positive green tea will keep me awake if I have it at night.  If I knew for sure it wouldn't be a problem, I might drink it later in the day or early evening, but I haven't been willing to take a chance.   :-/
Posted by: bel, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 11:47am; Reply: 26
thanks for sharing! i understand that caffine sensitivity causes many people to change their genotypes to explorer, hence i'm wondering what constitutes to being sensitive to caffine.:)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 10:48pm; Reply: 27
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caffine sensitivity causes many people to change their genotypes to explorer


not unless all measurements point to that......
Posted by: bel, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 11:53pm; Reply: 28
oh really? :o cause i saw a couple of posts on the forums about swami changing their genotypes when they changed their caffine sensitivity.
Posted by: 10004 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:31pm; Reply: 29
I am very sensitive to coffee, tea, wines, preserves, etc...
And have to eat organice food at all!  :o
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:03pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from bel
oh really? :o cause i saw a couple of posts on the forums about swami changing their genotypes when they changed their caffine sensitivity.


Yes, that's true, but only when many other factors were taken into account.  Caffeine sensitivity alone is not enough to change a person unless it's appropriate for lots of reasons.
Posted by: teri, Friday, July 9, 2010, 4:04pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from bel
Hi can i ask how sensitive are the Type B explorers among us, are to caffine? will drinking a cup of green tea keep you up all night?   :)
Only to the bathroom if I have it late enough in the evening. Otherwise, green tea does not have the same effect on me like coffee does. Just one cup of coffee can give me a "buzz" and cause tension (clenching of teeth), but nothing like that ever happens with green tea, even after 3 or 4 cups.

Posted by: bel, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 12:13am; Reply: 32
hi!  i understand Nomads are good with dairy but as of now, the only dairy in my diet is yogurt, was thinking of adding some cheese into my diet :) Any recommendations? does dairy make you guys full for a long time?

Also, any of you tried decaffinated tea like apple/fruit tea or peppermint tea? are they alright for our genotype?
Posted by: Stefina, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 1:23am; Reply: 33
Nomad here, no doubt. I feel terrible without dairy.
Posted by: Stefina, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 1:26am; Reply: 34
Quoted from bel
hi!  i understand Nomads are good with dairy but as of now, the only dairy in my diet is yogurt, was thinking of adding some cheese into my diet :) Any recommendations? does dairy make you guys full for a long time?

Also, any of you tried decaffinated tea like apple/fruit tea or peppermint tea? are they alright for our genotype?


Dairy makes me feel full enough, about teas I don't drink any hot teas. I don't like them and they feel funny in my body. I do drink iced tea. Regular southern sweet tea or unsweetened.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 3:31am; Reply: 35
I eat a cup of goat yogurt every day, cook with ghee and have some goat or sheep's cheese a couple of times a week.  Dairy is a true comfort food for B's and Nomads.  But it's not a license to overeat it, or the wrong kinds of it.  Depends on if you are doing BTD or GTD, and which genotype you are.  Nomads can handle a little more than Gatherers, usually.

I don't drink any "flavored" teas.  My favorite green tea is Genmaicha (green tea with toasted rice) and the blood type store sells the most delicious one I've tasted.  As far as herbal teas, I drink an occasional peppermint tea if my tummy doesn't feel quite right.  There is a Chinese herbal tea that I drink every day that has siberian ginseng, schizandra, astragalus, lycium, and gynostemma (jiaogulan). . cold in the summer and hot in the winter!  :)
Posted by: GFMcMichaelJr, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 4:12pm; Reply: 36
I've been taking Green Tea every morning for quite a few months with no trouble sleeping. Also, I have a large cup of coffee every day too.
Posted by: Desiree, Monday, August 16, 2010, 2:20am; Reply: 37
[/face][face=Verdana][color=blue][/color]I'm sure the information is readily available - but does anyone know a good source for quality camu camu, with not additives?  Thanks!  ??)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 16, 2010, 4:49am; Reply: 38
Camu Camu
http://livesuperfoods.com/ULL003.html
http://www.vitasprings.com/camu-camu-mega-c-wild-crafted-60-vegicaps-amazon-therapeutic.html
Pure Planet brand Amla-C Plus.  From Amla fruit
and Camu Camu Mega C.  from powdered Camu berries

vit C camu camu
http://www.synergy-co.com/pages/pure-radiance.html
double check for avoids
Posted by: Desiree, Monday, August 16, 2010, 2:32pm; Reply: 39
I couldn't understand why I was feeling nauseous yesterday.  Since I've been pretty BTD & GTD compliant I don't tend to get those queasy feelings...then I remembered: The night before a friend was serving pasta with sauce and chicken.  I gave the wheat pasta to my boyfriend, but being hungry with no choice decided the chicken wouldn't be too bad. I haven't had chicken since I learned it was a BTD toxin and a GTD dot.  Then to top it off, later they offered peanuts! Why oh why didn't I just skip it.  Dr. D. is such a smart man :-/
Posted by: Desiree, Monday, August 16, 2010, 2:34pm; Reply: 40
AND! I meant to say, Thank-you, Lola - for the camu camu info.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 16, 2010, 4:17pm; Reply: 41
live and learn!!! :)
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, August 16, 2010, 5:05pm; Reply: 42
Be careful when buying all these wonderful food-based vitamin C products.  Acerola powder tends to be cut with Maltodextrin.  And Camu-camu tends to be combined with Tapioca starch.  Evidently this is because these powders tend to clump into hard rocks and the starches keep it from doing that. We all just have to weigh the benefits against the possible avoids.

"Camu-Camu Mega-C™

Wild harvested from small lakes in the center of the Amazon jungle. The grape-sized red and purple berries are juiced directly after harvest and then freeze dried onto a tapioca root starch base-an ideal semi-sweet carrier for blending into juices and for use as a supplement in fresh fruit smoothies and candies. The pink powders add a fruity and semi-sweet acid flavor to most types of food and drink. Until recently, Japan bought most of the entire world harvest making Camu-Camu Mega-C™ a rare commodity even in the Amazon jungle. Today, tribes are beginning to care-take wild plantations and increase production by maintaining local trees. Planting orchards with grafted trees has become more widespread. This wild jungle berry contains the highest recorded source of vitamin C on the planet! About 20x more vitamin C than oranges or lemons. Much higher than acerola fruit. The fruit also contains natural rutin and bioflavanoids, which increase the effect of vitamin C and provide prime bioavailability. Compared with an orange, Camu-Camu Mega-C™ contains ten times more trace elements, such as iron, two times more phosphorus, proteins, beta carotene, calcium, vitamin B1, B2 and B3 as well as a comprehensive complex of minerals and amino acids. Tasty whole powers are perfect for smoothies and juices. This species occurs abundantly in wild swamps along rivers and lakes in Peru, and in Amazonian Brazil and Venezuela, often with the base of the trunk under water. During the rainy season, the lower branches are also submerged for long periods."
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, August 16, 2010, 5:13pm; Reply: 43
However, one of the sites that Lola provided seems to sell a camu powder that has no fillers.  This is from the Live Superfoods site:

"Our raw camu camu powder is drum-dried at a low temperature (under 110 degrees) and contains no additives or carriers."
Posted by: Desiree, Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 3:39am; Reply: 44
Fantastic! Just the break I needed for a pure product.  Thanks V!
Posted by: Kim, Sunday, May 15, 2011, 5:53pm; Reply: 45
I voted for my spouse who is a Nomad.  Trying to merge the swami lists as much as possible.
Posted by: Nadizzle, Monday, May 16, 2011, 12:00am; Reply: 46
speaking of swami, caffein and gather/explorer/nomad controversy......

I have been eating for my genotype of gatherer for a little over 2 months now. I dont feel good. I felt much better while just eating for my blood type. I am tired all the time. I can not recover from my work outs as quickly, and I feel like I am hormonal.

I entered in to my swami that I am sensitive to caffein. However, I noticed that I am not sensitive to all caffein. For instance the yerba mate tea, does not affect me like coffee would. Green tea does affect me a little.

Asa gatherer my dairy is VERY limited. As is the fruit. On the BT diet, I ate a lot of dairy and a lot of fruit. I almost want to switch back over because with the way i feel, I feel like something is wrong. i should not be so tired all the time and should be thinking more clearly...I cant seem to remember things. sigh. I fell like I need to start all over.
Posted by: RAW0+, Monday, May 16, 2011, 6:21am; Reply: 47
Quoted from Nadizzle
speaking of swami, caffein and gather/explorer/nomad controversy......

I have been eating for my genotype of gatherer for a little over 2 months now....


It's too short time to rate GD 8)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, May 16, 2011, 5:31pm; Reply: 48
I disagree with RAWO+. I think two months is long enough that you should start feeling better, if you're actually eating for the correct genotype.

What diet are you following at the moment? Do you have a SWAMI or are you following the Gatherer diet out of the book? If you have SWAMI, how long have you been following it? Are you sure you entered all of your information correctly?
Posted by: Nadizzle, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 12:23pm; Reply: 49
I am following the Swami software. I am pretty sure I am following it correctly. I followed BT dieet for almost two years, and just recently caved in and got the software for SWAMI. I would have thought i was an explorer or even a nomad, but it came up with gatherer. I cut out a lot of the dairy I had been eating because swami suggested only a few dairy items and less often. Also, tomatoes were added back in to my diet. I was happy about that, but now I question that they may be part of the reason I feel so yucky and tired!

Another change I made was I started drinking yerba mate tea rather than green tea. On the swami it listed yerba mate as highly beneficial for me - I think the green tea was better at helping burn stored body fat. Although, I LOVE the taste of the yerba mate. It's been nice.

Out of all the information that I entered into my SWAMI, the one thing I question was how it calculated me as the endomorphic body type. My upper torso IS longer than my legs a lot! I have a VERY long torso, but on the measurement of my legs, my upper leg length i measured to be only a fraction of an inch longer than my lower. Maybe I am measuring that wrong...This is the only thing I question. Everything else, I am pretty sure I am correct on. I did enter that I am pretty muscular. I put this in there because I have been lifting weights for over two years and have built quite a bit... However, I was not always this way. Would that matter?
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 3:43pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from Nadizzle
I have been eating for my genotype of gatherer for a little over 2 months now. I dont feel good. I felt much better while just eating for my blood type. I am tired all the time. I can not recover from my work outs as quickly, and I feel like I am hormonal.

The time required is as individual as everything else...  I spent 3 or 4 months adjusting to SWAMI...  I have just recently felt like I was getting through the adjustment period and I started following SWAMI at the start of the year...  I'm still cleaning and healing, so have short-term symptoms, but the major, all of the time wipe-out has passed.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 3:53pm; Reply: 51
I can't build up bulky muscles, no matter how much I lift weights. I can get stronger, but I won't build big, obvious muscles. The fact that you're able to build muscle means that you're "muscular" genetically.

I'd suggest playing around with the leg measurements- see if changing the inputs by half an inch either way changes your genotype and food lists.

Whatever else you do with your SWAMI, I'd suggest cutting out tomatoes for a while and see if you feel any better. Tomatoes may be something SWAMI gave you due to incorrect measurements, or it might simply be a food you can't tolerate right now, no matter what SWAMI says.
Posted by: Nadizzle, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 4:09pm; Reply: 52
ruthie girl - I am on that! I am going to give that a go today - changing leg measurements a smidgen and cutting out the tomatoes. I started that yesterday.

bye bye salsa and my marinara over brown rice pasta for a while. :(
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 4:19pm; Reply: 53
I have never done well with tomatoes.
Posted by: Nadizzle, Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 4:23pm; Reply: 54
Quoted from Victoria
I have never done well with tomatoes.


But I bet they are not on your swami as beneficial (no diamond) - are they?
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 4:31pm; Reply: 55
Listen to your own body.  SWAMI tells me that onions, garlic, and rice are good for me, but I know better!
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 10:28pm; Reply: 56
Quoted from Nadizzle


But I bet they are not on your swami as beneficial (no diamond) - are they?


Right, they're not; and they were Neutral for me on the BTD.  
Posted by: 14545 (Guest), Friday, May 20, 2011, 2:39pm; Reply: 57
Hello...Does anyone have support/comments/experience with this great program with hypothyroid and gluten issues?
I am just getting started with my swami...also not sure about what exact position in the head to take the cranium measurement...ear to ear? back of skull to top of head?
Many of the vegatables on my B+ bennie list are "knock-out-foods" for me with my thyroid issues..and the millet is a real problem..and am suspect of the yeast in vegan bullion cubes..or yeast in anything..also feel the larch products make me sleepy as well..
any support is appreciated.  I am loving this program..love sleeping through the night for three weeks now..love the way lamb make me feel and do not miss chicken one peck!
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, May 20, 2011, 4:06pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from 14545
Does anyone have support/comments/experience with this great program with hypothyroid and gluten issues?

Very well.  This plan is very anti-inflammation, so it allows the entire body to heal from all types of malady.

Quoted from 14545
I am just getting started with my swami...also not sure about what exact position in the head to take the cranium measurement...ear to ear? back of skull to top of head?

There are pictures and descriptions of this measurement on pg. 82 of The Genotype Diet book.  Basic spot descriptions are:
Front - about an inch below the hairline at the "bump" in the front of the forehead.
Back - the bony bump at the base of the skull.
Sides - the points where your head is the widest.  This varies per individual head shape...  
For me, it is very high, near the top of my head, whereas, my DD it is just above the ears...  My head is shaped like an almond, where hers is more hexagonal shaped...

Hope this helps...  Much success with your healing.
Posted by: Nadizzle, Friday, May 20, 2011, 8:28pm; Reply: 59
So - update!!!!

I removed tomatoes from my diet this week, and also added in some lowfat dairy...Feeling GREAT again! Not tired, but a little wound up! The exact opposite! I have so much energy - I am working running back into my routine, and it is going well.

So, staying with the gatherer diet with a little tweak. Thanks guys!

BTW, I had my body fat measured yesterday and I was down 1.3% from 5 weeks ago. I lost 1 inch in my waist and 1/2 in my arms, and 1 inch around my chest :(, and NONE around my legs ;( .....I didnt lose any weight...I stayed at 134lbs. So what I did was lose 2 lbs fat, gained 2 lbs muscle.

Just waiting for the fat to come off my legs.....That will hopefully happen in the next 5 weeks. We shall see!
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, May 21, 2011, 12:57pm; Reply: 60
Tomato is a black dot for me.  I have always hated them so I avoid them.  The only time I have a tomato product is pizza & then I pick up the cheese and scrape off the excess.

I’m a big fan of keeping a food diary to see how you feel and your body reacts.
Posted by: TJ, Sunday, May 22, 2011, 8:05pm; Reply: 61
I despise raw tomatoes, but I like tomato-based sauces (esp. chili).  Tomatoes are neutral for me on BTD and SWAMI, probably because I'm a nonnie.  I'm still careful with them, though, because they can cause me joint pain if I go overboard with them.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, May 23, 2011, 12:48am; Reply: 62
My B son gets bad behavioral reactions to tomatoes. The past few times I've let him "cheat" and have pizza with sauce or burgers with ketchup, he's had horrible tantrums within the next few hours. It's just not worth it.

I haven't had a secretor test for him, but his reaction to tomatoes alone makes me think he's a secretor. It would be nice to get a lab test and confirm it,  but it's not a high priority in the budget.
Posted by: Sharon Skogen Kincaid, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 10:45pm; Reply: 63
Ordered some today from IHerb.com  as follows, never tried it before, but read some reviews:  :)

Navitas Naturals, Camu Powder, Raw Camu Camu Powder, 3 oz (85 g) Price was $17.58
They say it is bitter, but fine in smoothies. 60 reviews pretty favorable, one person said she loads it into gelatin capsules because she doesn't like the taste, sour, bitter, but what do we expect if it is natural, others say it is great in their smoothies. Also: Other Ingredients: Organic camu camu powder (myciaria dubia)
Allergen Information: Packaged where they have tree nuts.

I also ordered below: and (Free shipping in orders over $20.00)

2 Arrowhead Mills, Organic Quinoa, 14 oz (396 g)
$5.33 each
2 Bob's Red Mill, Organic, Whole Grain Amaranth Flour, 22 oz (623 g)      (for baking)
$10.54 each

1 Nutiva, Organic, Hemp Protein Hi-Fiber, 3 lbs (1.36 kg)  ( to make hemp milk, other things)
$30.19
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