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Posted by: LauraT, Sunday, July 19, 2009, 7:50pm
Swami calculates me as 41% hunger, 41% explorer.  If I claim white lines on either hand, it tips the scale towards hunter.  But, I can't tell!  I have a few faint horizontal lines on the pads of my thumb, index, and ring fingers of my left hand, but they aren't white.  They're flesh colored.  
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, July 19, 2009, 7:56pm; Reply: 1
The lines only appear white, if you do a fingerprint.  They are just normal flesh color on the hand. I can see whether or not a person has lines much better on a fingerprint than on the actual finger.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, July 19, 2009, 7:57pm; Reply: 2
41% hunger ?  lol, lol  we knoe what's really on your mind don't we?  ;D

The lines would be white if you did fingerprints. That's what they mean by "white lines" They show up white with the black ink on paper. So yeah, sounds like you have white lines. :)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, July 19, 2009, 7:58pm; Reply: 3
This to me raises the question does her GenoType change if she heals her gut and the whitelines disappear?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, July 19, 2009, 8:01pm; Reply: 4
How can your GenoType weigh on only the white lines? That can't be right.  Something's wrong..The measurements? Secretor status?
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Sunday, July 19, 2009, 8:32pm; Reply: 5
You know, I had white lines on all fingers, and I still came out an explorer, because of many other factors, like personal medical history, etc.  Yet my plan still excludes most gluten, except for spelt, which I will experiment with.  I don't think it's that much of a problem.  But that is a close call!  Yeah, MF, "hunger" is cute, I wonder if Laura saw that yet? ;)
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, July 19, 2009, 9:07pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from C_Sharp
This to me raises the question does her GenoType change if she heals her gut and the whitelines disappear?


Possibly.  ;D  If she is using the SWAMI it doesn't really matter. Just keep the data up-to-date and let the program make any adjustments.
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, July 19, 2009, 9:09pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from 815
How can your GenoType weigh on only the white lines? That can't be right.  Something's wrong..The measurements? Secretor status?


She is using SWAMI, which determines based on many variables. I don't see anything wrong and expected to see a 'tie' sooner or later.  :)
Posted by: LauraT, Sunday, July 19, 2009, 9:31pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from 312
But that is a close call!  Yeah, MF, "hunger" is cute, I wonder if Laura saw that yet? ;)


I didn't see the 'hunger', because I was out feeding it some black beans and peaches (thought I should get some peaches in just in case I'm an explorer and they become a no-no).  

Okay then, so I definitely have white lines.  That bumps my 'hunter' up to 42%.  It would suck if I got rid of the white lines only to find myself in the category of an 'explorer', with all the food limitations.  

Am I really the first one to be so close to a tie?  I still haven't received results from secretor status, but just playing around with swami, it didn't seem to make a difference if I put it one versus the other.  


As a Hunter, it tells me:

Calculator Points:
Your ABO blood type (O) / Characteristic of Hunter.
Andric upper leg space /Characteristic of Hunter.
Fingerprint white lines /Characteristic of Hunter.
Incisor shoveling /  Characteristic of Hunter.
Narrow gonial angle / Characteristic of Hunter.
Ethnicity strength points / Characteristic of Hunter.
Lactose intolerance / Characteristic of Hunter.
Myers Briggs:
MBI EI = Introvert / Characteristic of Hunter.
MBI JP = Judging /Characteristic of Hunter.
MBI SN = Intuitive /Characteristic of Hunter.
small wrist circumference / Characteristic of Hunter.


As an Explorer, it tells me:

Calculator Points:

Your torso is longer than your legs / Characteristic of Explorer
Your upper leg longer than your lower leg / Characteristic of Explorer
Your ABO blood type (O) / Characteristic of  Explorer
Incisor shoveling / Characteristic of Explorer.
Narrow gonial angle / Characteristic of Explorer.
History of mennorhagia /Characteristic of Explorer.
low platelet count / Characteristic of Explorer.
Lactose intolerance / Characteristic of Explorer.
Myers Briggs:
MBI EI = Introvert / Characteristic of Explorer.
MBI SN = Intuitive / Characteristic of Explorer.
MBI TF = Feeling / Characteristic of Explorer.
waist-to-hip ratio /Characteristic of Explorer.
Ridge patterns asymmetrical to blood group / Characteristic of Explorer.

But you know, the test doesn't ask about other factors that speak to my being an explorer, such as having a quirky personality, miraculous results from fasting, being a "big picture" philosopher, family history of seizures and bipolar, lots of left-handedness and breast cancer in family... I had my acupuncturist read the descriptions of Hunter and Explorer, and she wavered a bit before pointing to 'Explorer'.  

Okay, so here's my theory:  Inflammation is my biggest health problem.  Once that is knocked out through the Hunter diet, I might indeed be an Explorer underneath, but the inflammation/gluten issues trump my environmental sensitivities. Maybe I should follow the Explorer protocol but take anti-inflammatory supplements?
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Sunday, July 19, 2009, 11:04pm; Reply: 9
Laura,
The whole swami will take into account everything you tell it.  I can still have peaches, they are not in the book for Explorer, but they are a non-diamond superfood on my swami list.  I don't know how it works, but I like it, cause I like peaches also.  
You should just go with the most accurate info and see what happens to your food lists.
I don't think you'll be disappointed. :)
I still have tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella, parmesan, pecorino, these are some of my favorite,
and I have blueberries.  Not all are diamonds again, but they are superfoods.  
Posted by: shells, Sunday, July 19, 2009, 11:57pm; Reply: 10
Hmmmm....makes you wonder if once doing a swami individualised diet whether it should even have a label at all...    ??)

What do you guys think?
Posted by: LauraT, Monday, July 20, 2009, 12:25am; Reply: 11
Quoted from shells
Hmmmm....makes you wonder if once doing a swami individualised diet whether it should even have a label at all...    ??)

What do you guys think?


That's why genetics (or the genetic paradigm) is so fascinating, in a sociology/science fiction way... with genetic discoveries, we no longer fit within taxonomies at all, because new data and unique combinations of data present more rapidly than they can be cataloged.  The 'measurement tools' are always lagging one step behind the data, despite technological capacity to rapidly compute statistics and report the 'new version' (like Dr. D is trying to do with Swami).  This is true of all medical/health sciences today that are trying to correlate vast amounts of data, in a "cells to society" way, as epidemiologists call it.

Okay, that was a detour, but it helped get me past a mental block in writing my dissertation...
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 12:43am; Reply: 12
Quoted from shells
Hmmmm....makes you wonder if once doing a swami individualised diet whether it should even have a label at all...    ??)

What do you guys think?


I think it becomes the LauraT diet.. with a label to help us visualize who  Laura is.

I can kind of have a feel for who she is by knowing she is a Hunter with gluten issues.

I don't think your genotype will change to a Gatherer  once the white lines heal because the potential always exist for the gluten to cause white lines. White lines can take up to two years to disappear and even then some may linger for longer.

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