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Posted by: JPage, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 5:04pm
Well, it happened -- I tested "strongly" for Hunter on the Swami until I got the lab report. Being a nonsecretor changed the game to "somewhat strong" for Explorer.

I'm a new member but I've been on the BTD off and on for about a year, decided to take it seriously and today's my first day as an Explorer.

There is so much to absorb. Now I have to go back and read up on the nonsecretor stuff, this is a little daunting.

Do you all strive for 100% compliance? What are your goals and guidelines? Any tips for a committed new person?

Thanks in advance, the community support here is clearly strong.

- Jennie, wishing she could eat some cheese. Any cheese.
Posted by: geminisue, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:11pm; Reply: 1
If you have health problems, compliancy will pay off in the long run.

Dr. D says 85% or more  be compliant, and he will be happy.  Most important, I think is to avoid the avoids.
Posted by: Melissa_J, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:27pm; Reply: 2
Focus on getting all the servings of beneficials, and it will be easier to avoid the avoids.

I too miss cheese.  On my SWAMI I have less of it than I did by the book for explorer, but I'm not complaining because I know dairy messes me up.  I have to be pretty strict on the dairy part because if I cheat, then my cravings just get worse.

I've become less sensitive to avoids, which is both a blessing and a curse.  My body used to really enforce the rules, now it's all up to my self-control.
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:57pm; Reply: 3
Welcome to the nonnie club JPage.  Glad to have you on board. ;)

I try to be as compliant as can be.  Otherwise, I get into trouble.   :B

Debra :)
Posted by: paul clucas, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 8:17pm; Reply: 4
Hi JPage, Welcome to the Explorers, grab your Nonnie clubhouse membership as you go.

Sticking to the balance of servings works better than eating completely no avoids for me.

Don't forget your Geno Harmonic combinations, or the bone stock soup.  

Btw, where the heck could you buy quark cheese anyway?
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 8:31pm; Reply: 5
in Oregon, Paul . . .  :P
Posted by: paul clucas, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 9:31pm; Reply: 6
JPage, the Explorer diet is about using a variety of proteins to keep the blood-building issue at bay.  This could be because Explorers can't handle the quantities of red meat that Hunters thrive on.  

Victoria, I thought that the Wisconsin unofficial state motto was "Eat cheese or die!"

Do you mean that quark was developed in Oregon?  It's the only cheese that I "have."
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 10:26pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from paul clucas

Victoria, I thought that the Wisconsin unofficial state motto was "Eat cheese or die!"

Do you mean that quark was developed in Oregon?  It's the only cheese that I "have."

;D In Oregon, we're more concerned with keeping the slugs out of our gardens than dying over cheese.   ;)

I don't think quark was created here, but it sure is visible in the natural food stores (so it must be selling to a lot of people).  But on the west coast here, you can get nearly anything of a "natural" nature.  There are a lot of us health nuts who want to spend our money on what keeps us healthy.  I've never tasted quark, personally.  :-)  There are just so many other cheeses that I'm already bonded with, such as Manchego.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, October 22, 2009, 11:39pm; Reply: 8
I can get quark at my local international farmers market.  It's very good.  Creamy.  The perfect base for Caesar or Ranch dressing.
Posted by: Cristina, Friday, October 23, 2009, 12:10am; Reply: 9
JPage, welcome to the forum and this lifestyle with a purpose: To eat what is right for the individual in each of us and include in our  lifestyles the right level of exercise and fun galore.  You are in great company, including the non-nonnies too :) :)

Thanks Ribbit, I bought Quark today for the first time and I have not had time to think what to do with it yet. I have not even looked at it yet, it is in a glass bottle, all organic.  Can you tell me more about your dressings?  Maybe I should post this in my SwamiX.  Do not want to hijack this thread.   :) :)
Posted by: JPage, Friday, October 23, 2009, 3:56am; Reply: 10
> JPage, the Explorer diet is about using a variety of proteins to keep the blood-building issue at bay.  This could be because Explorers can't handle the quantities of red meat that Hunters thrive on.  

That's a really good point, thanks for reminding me. But it's also confusing because I do REALLY well on red meats. On the other hand, I'm chronically anemic as well, and got obsessed with bone broths last year.

I'm not sure I understand Geno Harmonic combining but I'm reading reading reading.

Thanks to all for the warm welcome.
Posted by: Kumar, Friday, October 23, 2009, 4:06am; Reply: 11
Welcome JPage!

The more the degree of compliance, the less you torture your body (and of course the body will rebel later proportionately). But having said so, I realize that I am not 100% compliant too. The food stuff that we eat more often and in significant quantities are worth complying near 100 percent. Also, if you have some critical medical issues (your body's rebellion) to tackle, some food stuff are more closely related to them and naturally you comply more to these stuff (beneficials as well as avoids). That is at least how I have been following for the last nearly four years. And you will see the difference (if there is some benchmarking already) within a month!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 23, 2009, 4:48am; Reply: 12
from swami
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unique combinations of certain foods which SWAMI GenoType has determined will yield the maximum epigenetic enhancement. The epigenic value of the food is indicated by its star value, from exceptional ( )to very good ( ). Simply reference a food you will be using at the left, and try to combine it with Geno harmonic
foods that are listed to the right. CAPITALIZED foods are Super-Geno Harmonic foods
Posted by: Symbi, Saturday, October 24, 2009, 3:27am; Reply: 13
I figure one of the big things that the Explorer Diet is tailored to fight is Candida (yeast - which non-secretors are more susceptible to overgrowth of).  Just reading Leon Chaitow - Candida Albicans at the mo, it's explaining alot!

He says some people become sensitized to Candida and therefore allergic or sensitive to fungus-related substances including: fermented products, moulds or fungi.  Specifically vinegar, beer, wine, yeast extracts and spreads, mushrooms, blue cheeses and any food with mould.  Sounds similar to the Explorer diet! Also to reduce sugar rich foods and refined carbs for a time to starve the yeast.  

I've been following it about 80% (still having yogurt and some wheat) and my yeast problem is finally under control!  So many problems come from yeast overgrowth.

The diet also has a lot to do with balancing oestrogen in women - enhancing the liver and kidneys and balancing omega 3 and 6.  Since I've started last few months have been the best periods for years (I think soy was bad for me that way).

Start gradually and finish off any other food you've got in your pantry and let your body get used to the changes gradually.

Explorers can eat mozzarella and some other nice cheeses - yum!
Posted by: JPage, Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:48am; Reply: 14
My Swami says no cheese at all, except some avoids that sometimes become neutrals.

I also hate lentils and most beans with an undying passion and always feel better with a little ferment in my life every day -- actually I make my own kombucha with honeybush tea instead of caffienated tea. Fortunately, Swami says kombucha is okay.

Not trying to be truculent. :) I'll give it a fair try for six months. I'm not overweight and I have no overriding health concerns, just several little things I wanted to resolve. I felt so much better on the O diet and I'm looking forward to fine-tuning using Geno.

Thanks again for all the good advice! I have some recipes I've been brewing up that I'll be happy to share once I get them adjusted for Explorers.

Now, off to make bone broth.
Posted by: Amazone I., Saturday, October 24, 2009, 7:04am; Reply: 15
welocme in our *royal club privé*.....(smarty)(clap)(ok)(dance)(sunny)(hehe)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:13pm; Reply: 16
my swami says only sprouted lentils if any!
Posted by: Symbi, Sunday, October 25, 2009, 2:58am; Reply: 17
Hi JPage, didn't know you are SWAMIfied.  Good for you!  Hope you feel fabulous on the new diet.
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