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Posted by: nowishow, Thursday, March 5, 2009, 4:31pm
I actually couldn't answer my own poll as I don't know my secretor status yet. I think I'm going to finally take the test in the next few months. But I've been curious about my fellow Explorers. I've been wondering how many B Explorers there are compared to the other types.

If you don't know your secretor status, please just guess so I can at least see the different blood types.

Thanks!
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, March 5, 2009, 5:03pm; Reply: 1
I'm assuming Elizabeth's secretor status (AB nonnie) as well as her genotype, but she improved so dramatically on both diets that I think I can safely say I'm right.
Posted by: Melissa_J, Friday, March 6, 2009, 4:05pm; Reply: 2
Once I get a few more secretor tests done, I think I'll find a bunch more explorers in my family.  I'm anxiously awaiting my A+ son's test.  He seems to be a teacher, but he's celiac and allergic to milk and eggs which is a bit too reactive for teacher methinks.  If he's a nonnie then maybe he could be an explorer.  My O- son seems to have a radial loop on one index finger.  Only problem is that they both seem to have the right D2 : D4s for their gender, is that something that changes as they grow?

I also need to get the test done on my mom - by the measurements, if she's a non-secretor then she's an explorer, and she is one who would love the explorer diet, other than the chicken egg avoidance.  She loves many explorer superfoods, and taught me to enjoy them at a young age.

My sister and neice, both Os, also have longer D4s and seem quite explorer-like.  Actually my sister's whole family seems explorer-like.  My neice has been quite sick lately, and my sister's fibromyalgia has mostly resolved with a GF diet, but she still gets headaches, so they're game for finding out.  My type B celiac brother has a lot of explorer traits as well, in fact all of us who are gluten free seem like explorers.  

Is it something that really runs in families, despite blood types?
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, March 7, 2009, 1:25am; Reply: 3
I bet there will be more nonnies.
Posted by: Melissa_J, Sunday, March 8, 2009, 9:15am; Reply: 4
My oldest son is a secretor afterall, so no explorer there.  Onward and forward, as a dairy free teacher.

My youngest is still an explorer in my book, and had his first obvious reaction to milk today.

My husband is still unconvinced of anything when it comes to limiting their diets.  He understands allergies, but aside from that he wants to stuff them with anything they'll eat that won't require immediate medical intervention or cause hours of pain.  That's the kind of thinking that lands celiac kids in hospitals before they finally get an "adequate" diagnosis.  What's so bad about changing their diets that it takes something life-threatening to bring it about?

Ok, it's been a hard day...signing off before I rant into oblivion.
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, March 8, 2009, 3:11pm; Reply: 5
I dont think their cow milk allergy has anything to do with being an Explorer, but rather A & O which had milk as an avoid on the BTD.  Dr D took milk away from everybody on the GTD, but on the BTD it was beneficial for Bs.  Im a B Explorer and milk moved up to a dot when I had my Swami done.  My B son is a Nomad who refuses to give up milk.

Explorers are such a diverse quirky group.   The common thread that I see is allergies and food sensibilities.  We may not all be allergic/sensitive to the same things, but we all are allergic/sensitive to something.   More so than the other Genotypes.
Posted by: nowishow, Monday, March 9, 2009, 6:26pm; Reply: 6
I made the mistake of voting as B Secretor.
I don't actually know my secretor status, but I guess most Explorers are nonnies.
I can sure tell I'm an Explorer though.
I've been on the diet for only a month and:

Painful skin rash on hand nearly clear
Constipation gone!
Lost 5 lbs without trying
Green eyes turning more blue and very clear!
Dry, cracking and peeling skin softening (everywhere)
Pain under ribs, gone!

Amazing!
Posted by: grey rabbit, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 1:23am; Reply: 7
I'm very curious about the "Explorers" GT. I measured my daughter today and her only choices came up as Gatherer or Explorer, she is NOT a Gatherer, lean and muscular no padding on that girl!and the strength tests pointed to Explorer as well. I came close to Explorer, coffee is only consumed in the A.M. tobacco smoke makes me gag-literally & etc.

So, even though I'm and A and she's an O we would both use the same diet if we were both Explorers?

I do wish I understood which foods were avoided for what reasons, eg. I have No cancer history and no fingerprint whorls-am I avoiding foods unnecessarily?
Posted by: 4732 (Guest), Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 12:08pm; Reply: 8
My mother and one of my brothers are Explorers O non, my sister is a left-handed O so she may also be an Explorer.

I have a left-handed A brother who likes experimental music so maybe he is exploring?
I measured him, he`s a Warrior or an Explorer. The strength test was nearly a tie.

My father is a Warrior A, everything fits exept for one thing; I don`t think he has a thrifty metabolisme. And since he is lefthanded can he be an Explorer too?
Posted by: nowishow, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 5:09pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from grey rabbit

So, even though I'm and A and she's an O we would both use the same diet if we were both Explorers?


Yes that's true! I know it seems strange, but it sure is working for me. I've eaten a few things that were avoids (on the BTD as a B) that still feel wrong, but a few things that were avoids that feel right. I think the MOST important thing is to eat mostly Diamonds and superfoods and forget about nuetrals and black dots for a while and just see what happens. I've had amazing results.

Try everything on the "good" list at least once and just see how you feel and how your body reacts. I couldn't drink cranberry juice at all until after I started the Explorer diet. I loved the taste, but it made my stomach upset. Well... once I stopped drinking black tea and milk products (which were ok for me as a B) I had no problem with cranberry (or apple and pineapple). So I think it might be a good idea to revisit superfoods you don't like every so often to see if there's been a change!
Posted by: nowishow, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 5:12pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from 4732

My father is a Warrior A, everything fits exept for one thing; I don`t think he has a thrifty metabolisme. And since he is lefthanded can he be an Explorer too?


What do his fingerprints look like? Arches or Whorls?

Posted by: 4732 (Guest), Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 7:10pm; Reply: 11
Hei nowishow!

His fingerprints are arches, I read somwhere that`s a hallmark of Warriors, he also has longer legs than torso wich is also common amongst Warriors.
He has always been in good health and I think the reason for that is that the tradiotinal
Norwegian diet is closest to the Warrior food list.
That`s why I think he`s a Warrior rather then an Explorer.





Posted by: Melissa_J, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 7:22pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from grey rabbit
I'm very curious about the "Explorers" GT. I measured my daughter today and her only choices came up as Gatherer or Explorer, she is NOT a Gatherer, lean and muscular no padding on that girl!and the strength tests pointed to Explorer as well. I came close to Explorer, coffee is only consumed in the A.M. tobacco smoke makes me gag-literally & etc.

So, even though I'm and A and she's an O we would both use the same diet if we were both Explorers?

I do wish I understood which foods were avoided for what reasons, eg. I have No cancer history and no fingerprint whorls-am I avoiding foods unnecessarily?


Do you know your secretor status, or can you find it out?  I think As have to either be rH- or non-secretor for explorer to be an option.  My little Teacher is allergic to milk and eggs, so he often eats what the explorers eat plus a few helpings of soy.

Posted by: nowishow, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 8:25pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from 4732

His fingerprints are arches, I read somwhere that`s a hallmark of Warriors, he also has longer legs than torso wich is also common amongst Warriors.
He has always been in good health and I think the reason for that is that the tradiotinal
Norwegian diet is closest to the Warroir food list.
That`s why I think he`s Warrior rather then an Explorer.


I think you're right!

Posted by: grey rabbit, Monday, March 16, 2009, 1:17am; Reply: 14
Quoted from Melissa_J


Do you know your secretor status, or can you find it out?  I think As have to either be rH- or non-secretor for explorer to be an option.  My little Teacher is allergic to milk and eggs, so he often eats what the explorers eat plus a few helpings of soy.



I don't know my secretor status, I've done so well on the A diet that I never bothered to find out. The only reason I'm even looking at the GTD is out of curiosity. I am probably a Teacher, in fact according to the on line tables that is really my only option even if I am a nonnie, my torso is longer than my legs and my upper legs are longer than my lower legs, Teacher is it. But, the strength tests for Teacher vs. Explorer came up with a tie.
I borrowed the book from the library and unfortunately it is an audio book, so I don't know what "black diamonds" are etc.

I do love the cheeses listed for Teachers LOL !
Posted by: Lola, Monday, March 16, 2009, 5:28am; Reply: 15
diamonds
superfoods
black dots
toxins
in that order.....get a copy of the printed version, to view the lists.
Posted by: Cristina, Friday, September 11, 2009, 3:02am; Reply: 16
Samy,
Welcome to the teacher circuit.  From one Teacher to another, although Swami may change my genotype to something else, in the meantime I consider myself a teacher.

The only cheeses I used to eat before were the soft ones, believing that the harder type cheeses I grew up with, were no good.  The same with coffee. But Teacher GT has changed that and I am loving including these in my diet (still with moderation) and enjoying a cup of coffee with soya milk or almond milk, everyday!!
Posted by: 6540 (Guest), Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2:13am; Reply: 17
Hi!

I am new to this forum. I am an explorer, O rhesus minus and non sec. Dr D is soooo right about me on many things...I am quirky.....! It was a bit scary reading about explorers in the book, he was spot on on many things!
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2:20am; Reply: 18
Lotte,
You can help the other members of the forum help you by choosing a blood type shield to display beneath your name.

how to
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/

Welcome!
Posted by: VictoriousLiving, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 1:19am; Reply: 19
I  found the Explorer monolith very interesting. I'd like to learn more about rheology and blood viscousity changing with moods in Explorers. How does that work? !
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 5:03am; Reply: 20
Quoted from RedLilac
I bet there will be more nonnies.
More than any others... ;) I don't strictly know if I am technically an explorer but I'm betting I am!!! ::) ??)

Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 3:29pm; Reply: 21
D'adamo has said that explores are "largely a genotype of bloodtypes A and O." However, all blood types can be explorers.  He even said that an interweaving of A and O in generations is what gives explorers their traits of activation and silencing.  It says this stuff in the descriptions he has of the explorer genotype.  
I noticed that my blood thickens when i'm fired up but not able to have a physical outlet, such as when i'm driving and another driver does something to aggravate me.  So exercise gets my blood moving again.  I also get this way when i'm bored.
Anyone else feel this?
Posted by: paul clucas, Friday, July 9, 2010, 4:04pm; Reply: 22
Yes Easy E, I get restless energy from too much inactivity.

When I was a highly inactive teenager in London, I used to force myself to briskly walk through the streets for hours after midnight.  Given my poor diet at that time, it seemed to be a lifeline of a kind.  I would push myself to take a quick breath with each step; two in and two out. I could literally walk for miles and feel an exhilarated kind of exhaustion - but only when I stopped.  It was essentially an aerobic form of walking.  As I performed this unusual exercise I revelled in the feeling of freedom, my bad mood was alleviated, and I seemed to be in some sort meditative trance.
Quoted from Dr. D' Adamo, the Explore Monograph
The Explorer GenoType has an interesting glycome --the universe of all their signaling sugar molecules. Once the Explorer glycome activates, it tends to behave like a diesel engine, which was once explained to me as 'Not wanting to be turned on, and having endured that insult, next not wanting to be turned off.'
If this was not the result of science, it would have to be called prophetic!

I am very grateful to have this deep understanding of myself.   ;D(dance)(woot)
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, July 18, 2010, 9:21am; Reply: 23
Quoted from paul clucas
Yes Easy E, I get restless energy from too much inactivity.

When I was a highly inactive teenager in London, I used to force myself to briskly walk through the streets for hours after midnight.  Given my poor diet at that time, it seemed to be a lifeline of a kind.  I would push myself to take a quick breath with each step; two in and two out. I could literally walk for miles and feel an exhilarated kind of exhaustion - but only when I stopped.  It was essentially an aerobic form of walking.  As I performed this unusual exercise I revelled in the feeling of freedom, my bad mood was alleviated, and I seemed to be in some sort meditative trance.If this was not the result of science, it would have to be called prophetic!

I am very grateful to have this deep understanding of myself.   ;D(dance)(woot)

Yeah I can relate to this!! I well remember one day taking off on my bike in a filthy mood to clear my head...I rode for miles, eventually down a steep hill, only to realise I would then have to pedal all the way back up again to get home ::) Needless to say I was too out of breath on return, to be angry... :D
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, July 18, 2010, 2:36pm; Reply: 24
When I feel frustrated, upset or just need to think I take a walk.  At work in bad weather I run up & down the stairs and around all the halls.  If I’m MIA, my boss figures that is what I’m doing.    
Posted by: Sam, Thursday, July 22, 2010, 4:41pm; Reply: 25
Do any of you suffer from learning disabilities? ??) :-/
I am currently discovering my own lack of talent in the mathematic arena!

It seems to run through the explorers in the family.
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, July 24, 2010, 7:39pm; Reply: 26
I was always good at math & science.  But things that require eye-hand coordination – forget it.  I got a D in sewing in school.  In HS I lasted only 2 weeks at a grocery clerk job because I was too slow.  But if they had asked me to add up the order in my head I would have been fine.
Posted by: amazon, Saturday, July 24, 2010, 9:27pm; Reply: 27
I know exactly what you mean! Exercise is always my outlet for anything like a bad mood. Running always makes me feel better and helps me clear my head. :) As for the learning part I have always been really good at math and science too so I'm not sure that has anything to do with being an explorer.
Posted by: paul clucas, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:23pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Sam
Do any of you suffer from learning disabilities? ??) :-/
I am currently discovering my own lack of talent in the mathematic arena!

It seems to run through the explorers in the family.
I have a gift for mathematics - I used to get 100% on exams using less than the minimum time in high school.  Some with learning disabilities find math difficult, but not me.

I have an undergraduate degree in Math, and have been tutoring mathematics professionally for over a year.


Posted by: O in Virginia, Friday, October 29, 2010, 12:03am; Reply: 29
I am definitely math challenged.  I don't know whether or not I have a math learning disability.  We didn't have all the LD diagnoses when I was young.  I did so well in my other subjects that I don't think it ever occurred to anyone to wonder why I was struggling so hard with math (eventually just giving up and learning avoidance strategies).  I certainly didn't gravitate toward math in college, but was forced to take algebra and statistics.  I made B+ in those, but I think they must have been math for dummies courses.  I don't know how I made it through them - intensive short term cramming most likely since I haven't retained a shred of it.
Posted by: TJ, Friday, October 29, 2010, 9:42pm; Reply: 30
I'm not a math person either, but I didn't realize it for a long time.  I did it fairly well, but it didn't come easily like verbal reasoning does.  Conceptually, math is interesting, but grinding through the problems (i.e. application) is very tedious for me.

I was considered academically gifted, so I don't know if it's correct to identify myself as learning-disabled, but I sure have been behind the curve in acquiring my social skills and dealing-with-the-real-world skills.  Maybe I have some mild autistic tendencies that come out when I'm overwhelmed or very fatigued.  My auditory processing isn't quite right, and I suppose therein lies the problem.
Posted by: Easy E, Saturday, October 30, 2010, 2:20pm; Reply: 31
I had bad math teachers when i was in school, but as i got older, principles of math just clicked easier.  The only math i always excelled at was geometry.  I apparently have above average  visio-spatial ability.  Hard number crunching usually got me lost and frustrated...there is only one way to do problems correctly and i would waste time trying to figure other ways to get the problem done easier than just learn how to correctly do the problems.  
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 1:16am; Reply: 32
I definitely lean toward the challenged side of maths...Given time & no stress I can work things out...I ended up doing really well & enjoying it at I level lower in last year of high school (got a credit) but had passed  at top level all high school so don't know if it was the new teacher not giving me enough time (Mother taught at same school & thinks this was the case :-/ )
Also not sure whether I have done myself any favours in later life as Mr P is absolutely brilliant in that field, so I leave it to him...Was brought up with the saying "why have a dog a bark yourself" Not saying he is a dog, mind you... :D
Posted by: TJ, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:37pm; Reply: 33
I loved geometry!  It was so much better than algebra.  Most people in my class preferred algebra, though.  Just me being weird again!
Posted by: Melissa_J, Monday, November 1, 2010, 5:33am; Reply: 34
I don't have any learning disabilities (other than after a small concussion in high school) but my interests are a pendulum between right brain for a few years and left brain for a few years at a time. I tend to gravitate toward hard sciences and math because I enjoy how non-subjective they are...generally an answer on a test is either right or wrong, it doesn't depend on if the teacher "likes" it. I loved art, music, and writing, but wasn't always the teacher's favorite and didn't always get the grade I worked hard for...if I'm going to work that hard I want to know I can get a good grade.

Even though I had no trouble academically, my brain is certainly wired differently in a lot of ways, a bit toward autistic spectrum stuff. I really need to work on my face/name recognition skills for one thing...no political career in my future!  I wish I'd challenged myself physically more when I was in school, martial arts would have made my life better.  It would have helped with sports to have that coordination and confidence.
Posted by: SandrAruba, Monday, November 1, 2010, 6:59am; Reply: 35
Where's the "I'm not an Explorer but I like to vote" button?  ;D
Posted by: Possum, Monday, November 1, 2010, 8:17am; Reply: 36
Must be hidden by the "Explorers only" button ;)
Posted by: TJ, Monday, November 1, 2010, 7:17pm; Reply: 37
I actually did some reading yesterday on autism.  I think I was wrong to say that I have any autistic leanings.  Maybe I'm wrong, but my impression was that autism revolves around an insensitivity to what's going on in the world around you.  My problems are the opposite--I'm oversensitive to what's going on, but that can overwhelm me and make me "shut down" which sort of looks autistic, when it's really bad.  Thoughts?  Corrections?
Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, November 1, 2010, 7:30pm; Reply: 38
Autism is on a spectrum, a pretty wide one.  Oversensitivity to sensory input is certainly something that many people with autism experience, but not everybody.  I believe that one of the criteria for diagnosing people with autism is issues with social reciprocity.  They have to learn how to "get" humor, for example, and irony, rather than taking figures of speech literally.  They have to learn how to follow a flow of conversation, rather than sticking to the subject they're interested in and refusing to move on.  They have to learn how to relate emotionally to other people, the give & take of human interaction.  Autism is very interesting and complex, and new information is always coming to light about it.  Remember Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man?  He was playing a man with autism, what used to be called an "idiot savant" because of his ability with numbers, but not much else.  We don't use those kinds of labels anymore (thank God!).  Maybe you would like to read some of Temple Grandin's work.  She has done a lot toward bringing Autism to public consciousness.  There was also a film made about her recently starring Claire Danes, which I saw on dvd.  I think it is now believed that there is a genetic component to Autism.  I wonder whether Genotype diet would have implications for that.  Many people with Autism, however, don't want to be "cured" or "normal".  It's a complex issue.
Posted by: amill, Monday, November 1, 2010, 9:52pm; Reply: 39
What a lot of people are describing as autistic tendencies could be asperger's syndrome.  A it can be a mild form of the autism spectrum. One site i looked at had Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson as having asperger.  My first year in school they figured something was with this guy, but it never led to a diagnoses.  Looking back I'am thinking they missed this.  :)  
Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, November 1, 2010, 10:46pm; Reply: 40
Asperger's Syndrome is on the high functioning end of the spectrum.  I've known a few kids with Asperger's.  They're usually passionate about a particular subject, like dinosaurs, or weather patterns, and they have a lot of in depth knowledge about that one subject, way beyond what you would expect.  They become experts.
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:38pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from O in Virginia
They have to learn how to "get" humor, for example, and irony, rather than taking figures of speech literally.  They have to learn how to follow a flow of conversation, rather than sticking to the subject they're interested in and refusing to move on.  They have to learn how to relate emotionally to other people, the give & take of human interaction. .............Many people with Autism, however, don't want to be "cured" or "normal".  It's a complex issue.


My problem regarding humor is the opposite.  I see plays on words and puns where nobody else does, and sometimes I burst out laughing in inappropriate times (and have gotten myself some odd looks) because there was something legitimately funny that nobody else got!  And sometimes it took so long for me to explain why it was funny that everybody had lost interest in listening. :B  Re: not moving off a subject....That's really embarrassing.  I've probably described this before here on the boards, but I remember times when I'd be talking to my sister (when we were teens) and she'd just walk off, which I thought was rude.  I'd say something like, "I wasn't done talking."  And she'd say something like, "But I was done listening."  Now looking back, perhaps she'd given subtle clues that she was getting bored with the conversation and I missed them.  DH does it too.  He'll throw up his hands and say, "I'm done."  "With what?" I ask.  "Talking about this."  But because I have no concept of time, I guess I didn't realize how long we'd been talking about it. :-/  I used to think they were the ones with the problems, but now I'm beginning to think I must be a boring person.  

Or maybe I just don't have the right audience.


..............I do want to be cured.  If I was in a line of work where I could be my usual self and get paid for it, I'd be fine with it.  But in my chosen line of work (being a mommy), it just makes the job extremely difficult.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:59pm; Reply: 42
Ribbit, I know what you mean about talking beyond what people are interested in hearing.  I used to see my friends eyes glaze over before I felt I'd even gotten started.  I used to joke with them about it.  I thought I must be extremely boring, too!  But I think it's really that our minds work in different ways.  I've learned to just keep conversation superficial with most people, go with the flow, and not get into anything in depth.  I do think people are generally more ADD than ever, maybe because of so much time on the 'net and other media.  I especially see this in young people when I substitute teach.  They're often impatient and will barely listen to the end of a sentence.  It's like they get the gist and want to move on immediately.  It seems rude, but I think they get irritable.  I, on the other hand, like to savor and really chew a topic until I get everything out of I can.  Which is why I read a lot.  :)  I love conversing with people at length and in detail, but I rarely meet anyone I can do that with in real life (maybe some college professors, scientists, doctors, psychologists - not that I'm often on their own level of knowledge, but they at least don't mind conversing in detail!).  There are people who do run on, though.  A woman I know, truly one of the sweetest persons in the world, will talk my ear off without ever taking a break, as long as I sit or stand there and listen.  I do zone out after a while because she doesn't stick to a topic, she just rambles on and on.  I hope I don't do that, but reading some of my posts here...???  Anyway, I think you are just fine exactly the way you are.  ♥  I love that you find humor in things other people don't see.  I'll bet you have a wonderful sense of humor, and an original mind.  :)
Posted by: Easy E, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 1:11pm; Reply: 43
I think i have some asperger tendencies, but this is not to say i have aspergers.  I think with images and sounds that represent certain things to me.  Also get to be an "expert" on topics of interest to me. But I feel i tend to be over observant and sensitive. I work with a client intensively who has aspergers, and it can be deceptive and challenging.

His IQ is up in the 140's.  But he has great difficulty navigating social situations, is highly distractable, and is unable to truly live 100 percent independant at this point.  He literally needed redirecting to mow his entire lawn without getting distracted and lost in thought.
Things said are taken very literally.  He has great difficulty reading non verbal social hints.  Also has difficulty talking about things outside of his own interest, has trouble putting himself outside of himself so to speak.  Also uncoordinated physically, which is another sign.

I feel like I work well with him because i have some of his traits, but also have the social skills and empathy intact, which is what really hinders him.  Also exercise with him to build coordination.  He may be an explorer, he likes to always drive and wander around.  But I do too!
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:45pm; Reply: 44
:K) => Virginia O.  You're very sweet.

Easy E, he'd sure benefit from the diet, or at Ieast taking corn, wheat and miIk out.
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:48pm; Reply: 45
BTW, Dh and I (mostIy I) were discussing something recentIy and he said, "No sense in beating a dead horse," and I, not to be outdone, returned with, "But there might be some Iife Ieft in him!"
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 7:58pm; Reply: 46
Ok, maybe there is some teensy bit of autistic tendency.  But first I have to consider that I have bipolar disorder (type 2), and I am definitely a highly sensitive type of person unless I'm on a hypomanic episode.  I also have chronic problems with adrenal fatigue.  I ALSO have migraines.  I mostly get the autistic traits when I'm very tired or stressed out, and I think when I'm having a migraine I seem that way.  Not to mention that I also tend to be socially and physically clumsy (no surprise there) during those episodes.

It's probably fair to say that I occasionally look like I have some autistic traits, but there are enough other things going on the explain them--adrenal fatigue, low stress/stimulation tolerance, migraine episodes.

Whatever you want to call it, we Explorers really are the weirdos!
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 12:07am; Reply: 47
It seems to all boil down to a stressed nervous system.  What stresses it?  It varies, which is why the causes/cures for autism vary.  My opinion.
Posted by: Possum, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 9:09am; Reply: 48
Quoted from Ribbit
My problem regarding humor is the opposite.  I see plays on words and puns where nobody else does, and sometimes I burst out laughing in inappropriate times (and have gotten myself some odd looks) because there was something legitimately funny that nobody else got!
You & me both Babe...(as well as a few others on here eh??) At least we amuse ourselves & each other...:D
Posted by: greyartist, Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:55pm; Reply: 49
I couldn't vote because I don't know my secreter status. But I'm an O and always good in math and science and great hand eye cord. I'm an artist. But all english classes, writting espesially, I'm horrible at that. And I flunked spelling every year thru grammer school.
Posted by: paul clucas, Friday, November 5, 2010, 4:24pm; Reply: 50
Until my Tomatis therapy changed my life, Mother used to spend an hour after school each day on my spelling.

I still detest the physical act of putting pen or pencil to paper.  :P

Since it looked like a lifeline, I took all the typing lessons any school had to offer.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Friday, November 19, 2010, 5:24pm; Reply: 51
Surely, you mean grammar school.  :)

Math, science and an artist?  That's me, too!
Posted by: AKArtlover, Saturday, November 20, 2010, 12:10am; Reply: 52
Quoted from Ribbit


sometimes I burst out laughing in inappropriate times (and have gotten myself some odd looks) because there was something legitimately funny that nobody else got!


Me too! I'm easily amused anyway. They are just jealous that you are having a good time. ;D
Posted by: amazon, Saturday, November 20, 2010, 3:20am; Reply: 53
I hear ya greyartist. I'm very good at everything math and science but can't spell to save my life.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, November 20, 2010, 7:44am; Reply: 54
google spells for you! ;)
Posted by: amazon, Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 11:42pm; Reply: 55
Haha I know I would be lost without it ;)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Thursday, December 2, 2010, 9:19am; Reply: 56
Quoted from paul clucas
Yes Easy E, I get restless energy from too much inactivity.

When I was a highly inactive teenager in London, I used to force myself to briskly walk through the streets for hours after midnight.  Given my poor diet at that time, it seemed to be a lifeline of a kind.  I would push myself to take a quick breath with each step; two in and two out. I could literally walk for miles and feel an exhilarated kind of exhaustion - but only when I stopped.  It was essentially an aerobic form of walking.  As I performed this unusual exercise I revelled in the feeling of freedom, my bad mood was alleviated, and I seemed to be in some sort meditative trance.If this was not the result of science, it would have to be called prophetic!

I am very grateful to have this deep understanding of myself.   ;D(dance)(woot)



Um, wow! I did this when I was living in England too. I wasn't in london though. I was 30 mins trainride outside of London - SW. That was in my early 20's. I used to go for walks and do aerobic breathing too. My diet was bad while I lived there too. The fresh veg and fruit was rather expensive and the packaged food were the cheapest. At least here at home it's way easier to get fresh fruit and veg for cheaper year round... and in bulk! lol

Being an Explorer... which I am more than convinced that my Swami will say I'm at least 40% or more Explorer, is really starting to help me figure out what really is wrong with me... or should I say... just how unique and beautifully my very own combination of genetic makings.

Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Thursday, December 2, 2010, 9:38am; Reply: 57
I don't have any learning disabilities I just didn't like the structure of how the school system worked. I loathed homework so I rarely did it. To me there was no point in about 80% of the things they taught and the majority was about babysitting and wasting my time. Of course now I've probably offended anyone who is a teacher. But this is my personal opinion on how they are "teaching" our children. Yes there are amazing teacher but I strongly believe that the model they use to teach children really isn't as good as it could be. We need a new system.
Of course when it comes to something that I'm interested in I can almost be a on a genius kind of level with it. When I went to college I was at the top of my class whereas in HS I was always a middle of the road student. In college I became a Massage Therapist and Holistic Pratitioner... needless to say I find health/wellness and the human body to be very very fascinating! I've even created my own type of massage therapy techniques that I teach to other therapist that I've ended up mentoring over the years.
And this isn't me being cocky... I'm just very self-assured in my abilities when it comes to this one area.

As for inappropriate humor? lol That is what mine is all the time. I actually can't go to funerals because I seem to have an a inability to not find it funny. *chuckles thinking about it* Ya, it's sad... but really I believe we will see the person again and why oh why do we seem to think that laughter at a funeral is wrong? It's just another kind of emotional release. lol I can go from laughing to crying... it's all just emotion.
I do really find that my humor is rather dark, sometimes punny, sometimes just stupid... but to me life is like a jar of peanut butter... it's full of nuts. And I'm one of them!
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, December 4, 2010, 4:21am; Reply: 58
:D ;D re being "nuts" You are definitely amongst friends here ;) As I said on the where's pc thread, I have "met"/acquired some great friends through their sense of humour :D & the great thing about having that in common, is that it transcends most age barriers :)
On a slight tangent...it certainly keeps a marriage alive too - I clicked with my man through our unique sense of humour & after more than 30 yrs together, there isn't a day goes by that we are not in stitches together... It's impossible to stay cross with someone who has that ability ::)
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, December 4, 2010, 4:32am; Reply: 59
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
...but really I believe we will see the person again and why oh why do we seem to think that laughter at a funeral is wrong? It's just another kind of emotional release. lol I can go from laughing to crying... it's all just emotion.
Absolutely love this christa!! :D I say it to ppl all the time...especially older widow/ers that come into work...
You know re laughing at funerals - my Dad's was a tearful depressing time, only saved by time with my kid brother afterward, when he & I & our partners had an impromptu "wake" remembering all the slightly humorous times (though not whilst going through them) of Dad rescuing him from teenage scrapes...& similar stories...It was the best & tremendously therapy :D I think the Irish (among others) have it right - life should be celebrated as well as death ;)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, December 4, 2010, 9:30pm; Reply: 60
Mexicans do not celebrate Halloween per se.....
they celebrate their dead, and bring offerings......
http://www.inside-mexico.com/janitzio.htm
check the video preview
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, December 4, 2010, 10:48pm; Reply: 61
;)
Posted by: Lin, Monday, December 6, 2010, 5:23pm; Reply: 62
Christaalyssa,
I agree with so much of what you said above.  I look back and realise the teaching system was geared to kids who can learn through hearing, and most of us learn better when other senses are employed, visual/hands on etc. I found a good school for my children where more of the other senses were used for teaching and what a difference.

I also think some of us, myself especially, are late bloomers, and the education system doesn't recognise that reality.  I did far better after age 15.
Looking back I think I might also have had a little "brain fog" and improving my health makes me see the brain works better when the right foods are taken in.
Also on the not always appropriate humor I can identify with that, often odd things will strike me as funny,  and perhaps it is how we see things?
I type as a teacher when I put secretor in swami, but my gums bleed a little when I clean my teeth and I read somewhere on this forum that could make you a secretor. If I change it to non-secretor then I'm an explorer.  Luckily most of the foods that are recommended overlap.
Posted by: Easy E, Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 2:55pm; Reply: 63
Is it true that when if sometimes your gums bleed when you brush, you could be a secretor?  Do you know where you saw that?
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, March 11, 2011, 7:44pm; Reply: 64
I'm a non secretor and my teeth did that at the start, they don't do it so much now, easier to just get the BLOOD TEST DONE AND BE SURE
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 5:02am; Reply: 65
I have always been bored with math. :P Algebra wasn't horrible but advanced geometry was difficult. I was so much happier studying humanities, languages, history and geology. I gladly stayed up very late to practice speeches for my Spanish and French classes but if I ran into a snag with math I would just stop/avoid. History just took me to another place and time and I loved it!
I am definitely a visual/tactile learner. My friends laugh at my animated speech...French and Italians use their hands to talk! ;D I am auditory challenged! My family says I don't pay attention...I blame it on my (so typical) bloodtype! ;)
Posted by: SandrAruba, Friday, September 2, 2011, 5:43pm; Reply: 66
How about a button " I am not an explorer but I like voting" ??
Posted by: Amazone I., Friday, September 2, 2011, 7:59pm; Reply: 67
:o ;D ;D no comment (funny)(goofy)(shhh)(smarty)(cool)
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, September 2, 2011, 8:02pm; Reply: 68
I voted for my A Secretor, Explorer daughter...
Posted by: zenphoenix, Friday, September 2, 2011, 11:59pm; Reply: 69
B+ non secretor, 44% swami explorer...

love math and rocked it... didn't matter if it was algebra, geometry, calculus, stats, whatever... <3 <3 <3

spell check is a neccessity for me.

equal levels of visual and auditory learning, kinesthetic learning is rated much  lower for me.
Posted by: revitalise, Sunday, September 4, 2011, 9:39am; Reply: 70
Any suggestions of what genotype I would be.  Are A+ with parents AB- and O+.  Lean but not muscly or tendons showing, legs longer that torso.??
Posted by: paul clucas, Monday, September 5, 2011, 12:24am; Reply: 71
Sounds like Warrior, Revitalise.
Posted by: revitalise, Monday, September 5, 2011, 3:17am; Reply: 72
Thanks Paul, will have a look at that diet.  See if there are some goodies I'm missing out on.  
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 5:32am; Reply: 73
YAY Nonnie World! YAAAY
Posted by: smugalert, Sunday, January 8, 2012, 3:47am; Reply: 74
I voted as an A secretor, even though I don't know my secretor status; I really have no clue.   ??)  

I'm pretty sure I'm an Explorer.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 30, 2012, 5:00am; Reply: 75
read and watch this smugalert
non secretor issue
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm

watch the movie and swami links
http://www.4yourtype.com/swamixp_video.asp
http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/clinic/swamigenotype.htm
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, March 11, 2012, 8:33pm; Reply: 76
well, I think this is also of interest for us, the explorers ;)  :o(smile)(goofy)(whistle)


http://www.heartfixer.com/AMRI-Nutrigenomics.htm


all about Methylation Pathway Cycles----
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, April 23, 2012, 7:54pm; Reply: 77
btw...today I visited a fine colleague of mine, beautiful soul but he still resists to follow me onto the BTD/GTD path ;D(shrug)(unhappy) but I'm sure that he's going to become a fine student ;) .....sooner or later....(ok)(dance)(smarty) and he made a so called meridian massage (Penzel) to me and was astonished... nada... justamente no reactions...(evil)(evil)(hehe)(grin) I truly saw he was a bit shocked but how can I explain in 5 minutes what a fuzzy explomad can be??) and all about different reactions of nonniedom etc... here the true master shows up while getting into troubles with clients ....(pick_nose)(sleep)(clown)... tried to make him understand
about our *worldview... I do it my way* and then he understood and was able to translate it into his own language... and so far my meridians weren't neither blocked nor was he the one who failed with his therapy  ;) ;D ;D ;D

Amazing ...all about *belief-systems*.... ;) I justamente love the evident-ones prooved.... ;D ;D :D 8)
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:51pm; Reply: 78
btw I love this sentence here found in newest researches in nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics : Two important concerns are the tissue-and-developmental stage-specific natire of DNA methylation patterns,which tehmselves change over the life of the individual and the association between phenotype and epigenetic mark,which can be causal or consequential for the phenotype under study....... :D
next: Nutrogenetocs has shown that many genetic variants assayed by DTC genotyping outlets pertain to genes or health conditions that are modifiable so some degree by diet!  ;D.... musique to my ears....(whistle)....
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