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Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 3, 2010, 2:36pm
I decided to create a better thread for the Warriors as the other one was created for a different reason.
This thread is a Warrior Support Thread for us and anyone who'd like to offer guidance for us.  :)

So, I made split pea soup yesterday. I soaked them overnigight and after an hour, I still had some hard pieces!    Really annoying. I just bought them the other day. Some store brand.  I knew I should have gotten Goya, oh boy a.   I even put a piece of kombu in it! Do you believe it?!     But even though there were some hard pieces, I puree'd it and it was better. I had  leeks, carrots, onion, garlic, bay leaf, turmeric, ginger and barley miso!  The miso kicked it up a notch!  A real Warrior stoup.  I like it thick. May not sound great but it tasted really good.  


Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 3, 2010, 2:56pm; Reply: 1
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Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 3, 2010, 2:57pm; Reply: 2
Lola, glad you can join us...

Questions for Warriors,  What is the one food that's beneificial for you that you don't like? How do you get it in your diet?
Posted by: SandrAruba, Monday, May 3, 2010, 3:38pm; Reply: 3
The other day I bought some rice/spelt crackers and today I brought them to work with me with some goat cheese for lunch... It's a good thing I only brought three crackers otherwise I would have eaten the whole pack. They are delicious!!!

And yesterday I had lamb with wild spinach for dinner... Another yummy! (dance)
Posted by: SandrAruba, Monday, May 3, 2010, 3:41pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from 815
Lola, glad you can join us...

Questions for Warriors,  What is the one food that's beneficial for you that you don't like? How do you get it in your diet?


I don't eat beans or lentils. Never liked them. Not really willing to try either.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 3, 2010, 3:42pm; Reply: 5
You get lamb? ...I don't...It's an avoid.   One of the foods that's beneficial for me that I can't eat is...snails.
It's just...yuck.  :P
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 3, 2010, 3:44pm; Reply: 6
Lentil soup is good. I've always liked beans..My favorite is black bean soup and split pea soup. I have a lemony lentil recipe that's really good. It has slices of lemon in it.. :)
Posted by: SandrAruba, Monday, May 3, 2010, 3:45pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from 815
You get lamb?


Yep, my swami gives me lamb. I like my swami...  ;) ;D

Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 3, 2010, 4:08pm; Reply: 8
The only beneficial food that I have tried that I just can't eat has been Tofu.  There were some suggestions to use tempeh, but the body just hasn't wanted it whenever I have tested it at the store.  I eat pinto beans, peanuts, and lentils, so maybe I'm getting enough bean protein to not need it.  I also haven't done SWAMI, yet, so the rating may change, but I doubt it...

Mayflowers, I researched snails and couldn't find the beneficial kind that didn't have questionable ingredients, so I just take the Helix supplement...  Makes the decision easy - even though I liked the snail I ate when in college...
The split pea soup sounds really good.  I have been thinking that it would be good to start a pot soon...

I eat about two servings of vegetables per day now and I know that per the portion guidelines, I should be eating more, but I just don't seem to tolerate more well.  Maybe they, like too much exercise, cause too much detox...

I am slowly getting better, as my supplement usage has dropped considerably and there are areas of the body that don't hurt near as much as they have in the past, so the body is healing.  It sometimes takes a long time to clean and rebuild everything, in spite of the desire to have it done yesterday. ;D   :o   ::)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Monday, May 3, 2010, 5:17pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from 815
I decided to create a better thread for the Warriors as the other one was created for a different reason.
This thread is a Warrior Support Thread for us and anyone who'd like to offer guidance for us.  :)

So, I made split pea soup yesterday. I soaked them overnigight and after an hour, I still had some hard pieces!    Really annoying. I just bought them the other day. Some store brand.  I knew I should have gotten Goya, oh boy a.   I even put a piece of kombu in it! Do you believe it?!     But even though there were some hard pieces, I puree'd it and it was better. I had  leeks, carrots, onion, garlic, bay leaf, turmeric, ginger and barley miso!  The miso kicked it up a notch!  A real Warrior stoup.  I like it thick. May not sound great but it tasted really good.  




Wow I want some of that soup!!! I love it!!!

I bought a bunch of cans of black beans and I keep planning on making soup with it, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe tonight!

I have a can of snails in the cupboard. I just can't bring myself to even open them. lol I keep seeing the trails they leave on the cement in my mind! haha




Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Monday, May 3, 2010, 5:19pm; Reply: 10
ABJoe - when you say "tested" it the store. Do you mean you muscles tested the tofu? Or you just weren't feeling like eating it?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 3, 2010, 5:45pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from ABJoe
Mayflowers, I researched snails and couldn't find the beneficial kind that didn't have questionable ingredients, so I just take the Helix supplement...  Makes the decision easy -
I am slowly getting better, as my supplement usage has dropped considerably and there are areas of the body that don't hurt near as much as they have in the past, so the body is healing.  It sometimes takes a long time to clean and rebuild everything, in spite of the desire to have it done yesterday. ;D   :o   ::)


Yes! Yes! Dr.D said that when I went to see him. He mentioned that after awhile, I'd need less and less supplements as my body balances out. I noticed that too. I'm taking less supplements and having less reactions to things now.   :)  I had the same thought about taking helix...snail in a capsule.  I wouldn't have to think about it.  Maybe I'll try it.  

Joe, you can try adding some tofu to your smoothie, maybe that would cover up the taste.   I made a kefir smoothie at lunch time. I use regular soy powder. The NAP powder has rice in it and I don't do well on rice.  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 3, 2010, 5:52pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from christaalyssaA+

Wow I want some of that soup!!! I love it!!! I bought a bunch of cans of black beans and I keep planning on making soup with it, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe tonight! I have a can of snails in the cupboard. I just can't bring myself to even open them. lol I keep seeing the trails they leave on the cement in my mind! haha


Just use a cup of split peas, and soak them over night because they'll cook faster, other wise it would take 3 hours to cook them.  Just chop up the veggies and cook them in the pot with a piece of kombu (kelp another beneficial for me) and a bay leaf. The kombu is supposed to make them cook faster. Adds iodine also. At the end, I added a good heaping teaspoon of miso mixed with some soup from the pot, pour it back in and turn off the heat. Never boil miso.

I think snails are cute. That's my problem with eating them.  Cute little stalks for eyes....  Even slugs with no shell are cute.

Joe, my dad was AB+ and he had gout.  An AB eating too much meat..  ::)  He ate like a B or an O diet.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 1:27pm; Reply: 13
Any Warrior reports for today soldiers?  :)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 1:34pm; Reply: 14
I wanna eat button mushrooms for breakfast! lol But that'll have to be lunch cause I have to go to the store and buy some first. And right this moment I'm having my morning cuppa yerba mate! So GOOD!
Posted by: SandrAruba, Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 6:40pm; Reply: 15
I had my spelt/rice crackers with some tuna... yummy!
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, May 6, 2010, 1:15am; Reply: 16
I eat lentils a lot. On my SWAMI they're only neutral, but sprouted lentils are beneficial.  So I put some on today to sprout.  We'll see how it goes.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, May 6, 2010, 3:27am; Reply: 17
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
ABJoe - when you say "tested" it the store. Do you mean you muscles tested the tofu? Or you just weren't feeling like eating it?

I muscle tested it...

Quoted from 815
Joe, my dad was AB+ and he had gout.  An AB eating too much meat..  ::)  He ate like a B or an O diet.

I've had gout symptoms, also.  My pre-BTD diet was too much meat (beef, chicken, pork), corn and potatoes...

Quoted from 815
Joe, you can try adding some tofu to your smoothie, maybe that would cover up the taste.

It hasn't been the flavor that bothers me.  I don't like to vomit it...


I made a pot of split pea / lentil soup today.  I used:
1 C. ea lentils and split peas
3 carrots
1 onion
7 C. water.

Put it all in the pan and simmered it for about 2 hours.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Thursday, May 6, 2010, 3:43am; Reply: 18
Awesome! I'm totally a muscle tester on things too. Makes food choices that much easier when it comes to the "I'm not sure" items.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Thursday, May 6, 2010, 12:59pm; Reply: 19
This morning I feel like making a big pot of black bean soup for the day! I have noticed that I'm starting to eat a lot more things that I wouldn't have ever thought of eating as breakfast foods when it comes to breakfast. But I feel fantastic!!!

Last night I had a salmon sandwich on rye with soy mayo and had some yerba mate ice tea. I slept like a baby! The first full 8 hours I've had in over a month! Wow, I feel good! Woke up at 5am this morning and actually feel like doing something with my day!
Posted by: mrstwobears, Thursday, May 6, 2010, 4:36pm; Reply: 20
The one food I can't eat is chocolate. I am allergic to it so much so that it changes my personality. I love chocolate. Sigh.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6:04pm; Reply: 21
The thing about chocolate is that it's meant to be eaten as more of a condiment. That goes for everyone that can eat it. I have found that I have to be careful of the brand and the higher % of the chocolate that is in it the better. I found a really good one that also had sea salt in it. Sad to say though that it was just so overly sweet that it felt far from being a "super food" for me. Hopefully I can find chocolate that isn't so full of dairy of sugar!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6:20pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from ABJoe

It hasn't been the flavor that bothers me.  I don't like to vomit it....


So, it's the texture you don't like? ..

Try putting the miso in the split pea soup..it really enhances the flavor and doesn't really add any of it's own. You'll get the benfits of soy then. :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6:21pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from Ribbit
I eat lentils a lot. On my SWAMI they're only neutral, but sprouted lentils are beneficial.  So I put some on today to sprout.  We'll see how it goes.


Leanne do you sprout regular store bought beans or do you buy organic ones?  We tried sprouting back in the 70's ..the seeds used to get rancid on us.  I'd really love to start sprouting again..
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6:24pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
This morning I feel like making a big pot of black bean soup for the day!


Black bean soup..Mmmmm one of my favorites.  I had a recipe for Brazilian Black Bean that had orange juice in it. Then you'd serve it with marinated rice (marinated in vinegar)
I had to change the recipe to pineapple or apple juice and lemon juice.. :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6:25pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from mrstwobears
The one food I can't eat is chocolate. I am allergic to it so much so that it changes my personality. I love chocolate. Sigh.


Even cocoa?   I'd say have carob.. I love carob.  :)
Posted by: Sharon, Friday, May 7, 2010, 2:24am; Reply: 26
Mayflowers, It's great to have a Warrior thread. Thanks for starting it. Here's my food list for today:

Breakfast:

3 scrambled eggs cooked in ghee over Suzie's thin rice cakes with a layer of farmer's cheese. I finally found a store that carries farmer's cheese and I'm loving it. Never had it before because I couldn't find it in stores.

Snack:

Lots of watermelon with some Ricotta Cheese


Lunch:

Skinless and Boneless Sardines mashed with sour cream (neutral) over Suzie's thin Rice Cakes. One Rice cake with peanut butter and cucumber slices.

Snack:
Plums and a teaspoon of peanut butter

Dinner:
Brown Rice vegetable stir fry with one egg, onion, garlic, cauliflower, and celery.
Posted by: Drea, Friday, May 7, 2010, 4:19am; Reply: 27
I'm with you, Mayflowers, I won't even try snails. Another one I won't try is sardines. All those years of working in pizza restaurants turned me off to tinned small fish with bones. I can't even eat tinned salmon, and especially not tinned salmon with skin and bones. Not sure I'll ever get over that one.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, May 7, 2010, 4:28am; Reply: 28
Quoted from 815


So, it's the texture you don't like? ..

Try putting the miso in the split pea soup..it really enhances the flavor and doesn't really add any of it's own. You'll get the benfits of soy then. :)

I doubt that it is the texture...  I think the tofu doesn't digest well.  It'll sit for half hour to two hours then report back.  One of these days, I'll get the gut healed enough to be able to handle it...
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Friday, May 7, 2010, 6:27am; Reply: 29
The black bean soup was soooo good! Actually it was too good. lol Felt a bit like it cleaned out my system so well that my metabolism has been so good that I had to eat some grains for the rest of the day to feel "full". I am constantly hungry but not in the mood to eat or make anything. haha I never thought I'd complain about my metabolism being "too" fast! lol
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, May 7, 2010, 7:44pm; Reply: 30
I'm constantly hungry too chris...Is that a Warrior thing?  
Sharon, nice menu.  I hate rice cakes though.  :P It's like eating styrofoam.  I don't have to eat sardines. They're only a neutral for me thank goodness right Drea?  ;D
Joe, I found lately..and I don't know if it will last, that food combining is helping.  If I eat fish or turkey I don't have starch with it. I try to have fruit alone and I have my starches separately. When I combine meat and bread, I get acid reflux..pressure..pain. I'm getting checked for pylori soon and gluten intolerance by blood work. I'm also getting a complete serotyping panel to see my blood sub stuff..the MM or NN or whatever and the secretor.  If' it's pylori, then food combining won't help. I mean I get burning..
Also getting the vitamin D levels checked.  
Today I made a good smoothie.. Kefir, soy powder, ground flax, lecithin, cocoa powder, vanilla, frozen mixed berries and black berries..with two packets of stevia. Very tasty. I had that with almond butter on whole wheat.  
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Friday, May 7, 2010, 8:25pm; Reply: 31
Being constantly hungry a Warrior thing? I'm not sure. I hope for that it's just a pregnant thing. lol
My metabolism seems to be faster than it ever has in my entire life and I didn't know my correct blood type or my geneotype until after I was pregnant already. So really I'm not sure how I'll feel being not pregnant and following this diet. The only thing I can think is... THAT MUCH MORE AMAZING! lol
Yep, don't know about the hungry all the  time bit or not.

I can't get into eating rice cakes either. Not a fan of sardines. I must say though the artichoke I had today was a take it or leave it experience. I sprayed some braggs amino acid on it for flavor after I steamed it. But really I didn't enjoy it or anything.

Feeling like it's time for a nap but also like I should shower and get out of the house. I think the nap will win though.
Posted by: mrstwobears, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 2:08pm; Reply: 32
Buy organic seeds to sprout with. Many seeds are treated to keep them from sprouting, but the organic ones are free of those chemicals.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, May 8, 2010, 3:14pm; Reply: 33
Thanks for the tip mrstwobears.  :)  

I ordered some powdered kelp, spiralina and barley powder for my green smoothies. I use raw spinach and or beet greens, sometimes kale.. in the vitamix.  I'm looking forward to a nice green smoothie today.  I add some frozen berries for flavor.  I just can't seem to mix the protein smoothies with the greens..it tastes weird.  :X
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 3:46pm; Reply: 34
Going to go buy my first car seat today and a few last baby items in prep for my sons birth. Oh and some blackberry juice to help thin out my thick A blood in prep for the birth too. Don't want to hemorrage like my mom did with her last two.

I ate peaches for breakfast... and garlic toast. lol I feel good though! haha
Posted by: Sharon, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 3:48pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
Being constantly hungry a Warrior thing? I'm not sure. I hope for that it's just a pregnant thing. lol
My metabolism seems to be faster than it ever has in my entire life and I didn't know my correct blood type or my geneotype until after I was pregnant already. So really I'm not sure how I'll feel being not pregnant and following this diet. The only thing I can think is... THAT MUCH MORE AMAZING! lol
Yep, don't know about the hungry all the  time bit or not.



I'm a CONSTANTLY hungry Warrior! I'm like a baby who needs to eat every 4 hours.  :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 3:57pm; Reply: 36
I've always had to eat frequently and usually more than others...  After I first started the diet, it seemed like I was able to eat less, but that may have only been while I was losing the extra weight...  Now, my metabolism is definitely on high and I can eat almost constantly, but I try to limit it to "mealtimes".  Sometimes I need to have 5 meals in the day! :o   ::)   ;D
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 4:08pm; Reply: 37
c**p! lol There's goes my "only because I'm pregnant" hope. Well I guess I'll just have to get used to eating more often. When I do eat though I don't feel like eating a lot. Portion control is just naturally getting better without any conscious efforts on my part. YAY!
I'll have to keep everyone updated on how quickly the extra weight comes off after I have my son. Should be fun to see what happens! I'm exciting already!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, May 8, 2010, 4:13pm; Reply: 38
Small meals are healthier than 3 large ones, and easier on the digestion.  I always ate like that when I was younger.  I'm trying to get back to that. It makes the metabolism faster. I do seem to have more energy when I eat smaller frequent meals.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 5:17pm; Reply: 39
How similar we are one Tribe. :)

I am less ravenous then I once was.
Ordered my first case of sardines for my family, they said they would eat them. They are boneless and skinless

I don't mind them, I am a taster, how about everyone else?
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 6:01pm; Reply: 40
taster too here, not warrior though, but I definitely don t mind skin and bones....
NPI...... :)

make sardine salad like you would tuna....chop all veggies up add whatever you normally add to make it creamy...like tofu or an egg for those not eating tofu....remember mayo is in fact oil and egg.....
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, May 8, 2010, 6:46pm; Reply: 41
Like I said previously, sardines are not a beneficial for me. Anchovies on the other hand are. I like them on pizza...now white pizza.
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 7:17pm; Reply: 42
Do you have a recipe or suggestions for your white pizza?  Thx in advance! ;D
Posted by: Sharon, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 7:28pm; Reply: 43
Sardines are a superfood for me on my Swami and I eat a can in water drained almost everyday. Sometimes I put lots of chopped celery, onion, olive oil, lemon, and a pinch of kelp or turmeric. Some days I put a spoonful of sour cream or yogurt and mix it all together or make my own mayo like Lola mentioned, just olive oil and egg. The sardines help keep my mood level.

My Swami says Sardines are geno harmonic with these foods:

Black tea
Broccoli Raab, Rapini
Celeriac
Cranberry juice
Endive
Hearts of Palm
Green leaf lettuce, iceberg
Mamey Sapote
Oyster mushrooms
Squash
Watercress
Watermelon seeds (anyone know where I can get this? is this the black seeds from watermelons?)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 7:41pm; Reply: 44
yes, I simply cut a chunk of watermelon with seeds an all for my smoothie....
less work, let me tell you!

now I need to convince my hub those are good for him!
he still won t buy it! ;)
would be less work for me when making his smoothie  :P
I actually dump his into mine..the more the merrier
Posted by: Sharon, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 9:07pm; Reply: 45
Thanks, Lola! I'm going to try blending some watermelon with seeds.
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 9:33pm; Reply: 46
Sounds like the GenoHarmonic combinations would make SWAMI worthwhile, but I just don't know how I would tolerate more detox...  I'm having a hard time doing much with the discomfort and need for rest.  I wish Sevin insecticide had never been invented! ::)   :'(   :o
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10:40pm; Reply: 47
I'm working on a recipe Joe. I'll post it soon.  Sharon...I'm glad you like sardines...I'll eat them once in awhile..but I don't like em. I think you get more fish than me because you're an AB...  :)

Lola, the seedless watermelon has seeds in it..tiny ones. So you get the benfits of the seeds when you eat that.  Watermelon is a neutral for me..I don't eat it very often.  I used to love it as a kid but I got sick of it as  I got older.
Posted by: Sharon, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10:48pm; Reply: 48
Mayflowers, I just looked at my Swami and it says only 3 fish servings/week. I don't eat any other fish except the occasional wild salmon when it's in season. I'm going to start to pay more attention to the serving suggestions. I'm a very hungry Warrior so servings and portion conrol are hard for me.
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10:49pm; Reply: 49
Quoted from 815


Leanne do you sprout regular store bought beans or do you buy organic ones?  We tried sprouting back in the 70's ..the seeds used to get rancid on us.  I'd really love to start sprouting again..


Well, I checked them this morning because I've been.....uh...tied up, you might say, and they're sprouted!  No mold, which is what I thought might happen.  They taste like dirt, but if they're good for me, I'll eat them.  I watered them again and tomorrow I might put them in the fridge so they don't try to make leaves or anything.  The sprout part is about half an inch long.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 12:23am; Reply: 50
WOWZERS! I FEEL SO GOOOOOOOD! I found blackberry juice today and after my shopping I was exhausted and cranky. I am drinking blackberry juice right now and feel FANTASTIC!!!

Question: What does "blocks polyamine synthesis or lowers indican levels" means? Cause that's what blackberries and blackberry juice does for us that it's highly beneficial for.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 1:11am; Reply: 51
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
Question: What does "blocks polyamine synthesis or lowers indican levels" means? Cause that's what blackberries and blackberry juice does for us that it's highly beneficial for.

Here is a good article on polyamines:
http://www.drpeterjdadamo.com/wiki/wiki.pl/Polyamines

Indican:  http://www.drpeterjdadamo.com/wiki/wiki.pl/Indican
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, May 9, 2010, 1:36am; Reply: 52
Quoted from Sharon
Mayflowers, I just looked at my Swami and it says only 3 fish servings/week. I don't eat any other fish except the occasional wild salmon when it's in season. I'm going to start to pay more attention to the serving suggestions. I'm a very hungry Warrior so servings and portion conrol are hard for me.


Hmm. I guess a Warrior is a Warrior is a Warrior.. I would have thought you got a little more meat than me because of the B-ness.  Do you get lamb?  I can have veal once a week if I want. I can also have duck, cornish hen, (black dots) emu, caribou, kangaroo...
Posted by: Sharon, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 2:59am; Reply: 53
My only meats are lamb, mutton, and rabbit and they're all neutral. The serving is 1/week. My superfood poultry is turkey 1/week. I think the B in me gives me a lot of beneficial dairy- 5 servings weekly and my superfoods are:

cottage cheese
farmer cheese
ghee
kefir
paneer
Quark
Whey
Yogurt

Neutrals:
Feta Cheese
Manchego
Milk, Goat
Mozzarella
Ricotta cheese
sour cream


Mayflowers, is my dairy list similar to your dairy list?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, May 9, 2010, 12:19pm; Reply: 54
Quoted from Sharon
My only meats are lamb, mutton, and rabbit and they're all neutral. The serving is 1/week. My superfood poultry is turkey 1/week. I think the B in me gives me a lot of beneficial dairy-


If you have a superfood, it's gotta be more than once a week. Diamonds should be eaten daily.
You have more meat and more cheese than I do.  I have paneer, cottage and farmer.  that's it. All the other cheeses are black dots. :-/ :)
Posted by: Sharon, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 3:09pm; Reply: 55
I'll look at my diamonds more, I didn't know they should be eaten everyday. I'll try to have a week with just diamonds as an experiment. My diamond fruits are:

apple
apricots
blackberries
cranberries
elderberries
figs
goji, wolfberry
gooseberry
grapefruit
grapes
lemn
lime
noni
peach
plums
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 3:38pm; Reply: 56
Sharon my mom is also an AB and she seems to do well on no meat at all. Just like an A almost. She also finds that she has mucus issues with dairy. It's all very interesting to see how we all are so very different but than again so very human too.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 3:42pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from ABJoe



Awesome! Thanks! So really drinking blackberry juice is going to speed up my metabolism... YAY! and just do overall really healthy stuff for me! AWESOME! Well I do feel fantastic this morning. At 15 dollars a bottle I'm not too stressed by the cost of it. Could be worse. At least I finally found a good source.
Posted by: Sharon, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 6:13pm; Reply: 58
christaalyssaA+, My mom is a B Nomad. Do you know what your AB mom's genotype is or what your mom's mom (your grandmother) blood type is? My beneficial dairy works well for me and doesn't give me mucus but red meat slows my digestion. I do eat lamb occasionally 1/week. Maybe the fact that I spent 9 months in the womb with a dairy tolerant B gives me an increased tolerance for dairy than an AB who had an A mother? I'm trying to learn more info about relationships between mother and child's blood type. Shelly, another AB, on this forum has an A mom and can't tolerate dairy very well. Maybe I'll make a poll.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Sunday, May 9, 2010, 6:17pm; Reply: 59
Well that makes sense for you with your dairy than. My mom is a Warrior like me and my grandmother is either an A or an AB. My grandmothers father was an AB and her mother was an A.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 4:41pm; Reply: 60
Quoted from Sharon
I'll look at my diamonds more, I didn't know they should be eaten everyday. I'll try to have a week with just diamonds as an experiment. My diamond fruits are:


Yes ma'am... :) you should eat them daily. And if you want the best health, you should only eat diamonds and benficials and no neutrals.   (I'm still working on that..but I have a plan.. :) )
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 4:45pm; Reply: 61
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
Well that makes sense for you with your dairy than. My mom is a Warrior like me and my grandmother is either an A or an AB. My grandmothers father was an AB and her mother was an A.


I'm still trying to figure out if my mom was a Warrior also..or an Explorer. She was right handed..but she loved red meat. I mean "chewing on the bones" loved red meat. She was A+ like me but only 5'1"
She had a weight problem when she got out of her twenties. She was heavy..which of course led her to get interested in health and nutrition.  I don't think she was a Teacher because she had weight issues and Teachers usually don't (right?)  But she had a quick, short temper... Maybe she was a Warrior... :-/
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 5:14pm; Reply: 62
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
Sharon my mom is also an AB and she seems to do well on no meat at all. Just like an A almost. She also finds that she has mucus issues with dairy. It's all very interesting to see how we all are so very different but than again so very human too.


Probably a Warrior :)

Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 6:55pm; Reply: 63
Yep, most likely a Warrior.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 7:58pm; Reply: 64
Quoted from Andrea AWsec

Probably a Warrior :)


Andrea, do you partake of dairy or do you choose to avoid it?  I was allergic to dairy and then out grew it..
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 13, 2010, 2:01pm; Reply: 65
Bought some tasty Finn Crisp crackers...Whole grain rye, water, yeast and salt.  Good with pb.  :)
Only 40 cals and has 3 grams fiber!
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, May 13, 2010, 3:31pm; Reply: 66
Quoted from 815
If you have a superfood, it's gotta be more than once a week. Diamonds should be eaten daily.

I don't know that I agree with this statement!  If I understand the comment correctly, this response is to a statement that turkey (a superfood) was being eaten 1 time per week.  The question comes in then - does this statement mean that turkey should be eaten everyday? or that superfoods in general should be eaten everyday?

As a Warrior, the emphasis should be on vegetable proteins, therefore, the meat frequency is very light...  It is my understanding that while turkey is a superfood for Sharon, she should still only eat it one portion per week and the rest of her protein needs should be from other sources (fish, eggs, nuts, and beans)...

I do agree that in general, diamonds and superfoods should be emphasized in the diet, but I think the frequencies apply to them as well.

Am I not understanding this correctly?
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, May 13, 2010, 3:33pm; Reply: 67
Quoted from 815
I don't think she was a Teacher because she had weight issues and Teachers usually don't (right?)

Toxic Teachers can have weight problems...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 13, 2010, 3:46pm; Reply: 68
Quoted from ABJoe

I don't know that I agree with this statement!  If I understand the comment correctly, this response is to a statement that turkey (a superfood) was being eaten 1 time per week.  The question comes in then - does this statement mean that turkey should be eaten everyday? or that superfoods in general should be eaten everyday?


Hi Joe,
I probably should have stated that the frequency portions should be followed on your own individual SWAMI but the Diamond foods, "Are exempt from the portion and frequency guide" They are great metabolic activators. "If you are not interested in rapid weight loss, you can eat as much as desired of these foods"    So if turkey has a diamond next to it, then unless you're trying to lose weight, you can eat as much of it as you desire.

I get what your saying about as a Warrior we should concentrate on vegetables..but the diet is synergistic. All of the beneficial foods  listed are beneficial for you. Turkey for me is a neutral. I have 0-2 servings a week. But Dr. D finds fish is beneificial for us so really all vegetables and fruits isn't totally healthy for a Warrior. If it were, he'd have us vegans.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 17, 2010, 2:04pm; Reply: 69
How are the Warriors doing today?  Any tips...tricks?  What do you usually eat in a day?  :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 17, 2010, 4:27pm; Reply: 70
After two nights out late (Thursday and Friday) last week, and busy Saturday and Sunday, I finally got an early night last night to catch up on some sleep.  I don't feel like quite the zombie I did at times...  In spite of eating out three times over 4 days, I was able to eat mostly compliant, so the rest was most of the requirement to feel better.  I'll still need to get a couple more early nights to completely recharge, but I am happy with the rebound so far.

At a luncheon banquet yesterday, Beef and Chicken fajitas were served, with sides of refried beans and rice and condiment were tomato salsa, guacamole, sour cream, etc...  I waited until last to get my plate so I could pick some onions out of the beef, get refried beans and rice and top it with sour cream.  Couldn't pick onions out of the chicken due to the lectins...  It was a reasonably compliant meal in spite of how it sounded going in...  

I had tuna salad - made with yogurt, garlic, and Italian seasoning on two rice cakes with a large portion of peas for dinner.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, May 17, 2010, 7:21pm; Reply: 71
As I've mentioned before, I haven't eaten meat since I watched the movie Food, Inc. And I've not missed it! I thought I might, because I used to eat a fair amount of turkey (even though it was neutral). I'm doing great on beans and compliant cheeses, and seeds and nuts for my protein. I try to eat as many greens as I can; I seem to crave them, especially in the warmer months. So on that note, for lunch I'm eating a large salad of arugula, broccoli stems with a few carrots for color, great northern beans, feta cheese, evoo, and ume boshi vinegar. So good.
Posted by: 9040 (Guest), Monday, May 17, 2010, 8:28pm; Reply: 72
Hi all!  I have been on BTD for about a month and have lost  10 pounds or so.  I recently bought the Genotype diet book to see what the difference was.  If I did it correctly I am a warrior.  My blood type is A+.  Anyway I noticed that there were some additions to foods like tomatoes that a warrior can have but shouldn't be had on BTD.  This made me pretty happy even if they are limited because I have missed my tomatoes!  

I have been looking through a couple of cook books that I have and found a couple of recipes that have beneficial items in them but call for buttermilk.  I am wondering if any of you know of a substitute for buttermilk.  The one recipe that I am looking at specifically already has tofu, lemon juice, salt, dry mustard, cayenne and olive oil but calls for 1/4 c. buttermilk and the recipe is for light mayo.  Any suggestions on a substitute would be greatly appreciated.

Blessings,
Sage
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Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 1:01am; Reply: 74
try any of the yogurt, paneer, ricotta or other possible substitutes, available in your list in the gtd book

here are more recipe ideas

http://www.genotypediet.com/GTD_recipes.shtml
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 4:48pm; Reply: 75
Hi Sage,
Welcome  :) for the buttermilk you can sub plain kefir. That works.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 6:24pm; Reply: 76
I got back some results..my cholesterol came down 36 points. Oh lecithin non-believers...attend!  HDL.. 69
My celiac panel was negative.  Very interesting.. Since Enterolab said I was gluten intolerant... who to believe?  My vitamin D is low 26.6.  Supposed to be 32 or higher..(?)   Doctor I work with thinks it's a scam for the drug companies. He said everyone's got low vitamin D according to their scale.
Posted by: MileHighRob, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 3:49am; Reply: 77
Quoted from 815
Lentil soup is good. I've always liked beans..My favorite is black bean soup and split pea soup. I have a lemony lentil recipe that's really good. It has slices of lemon in it.. :)

Care to share that recipe Mayflowers?  A recipe that incorporates both lentil and lemon sounds like delicious medicine straight from Mother Earth to my ears or, ummm, stomach.  

I just recently discovered Lentils despite using beans as my main source of protein for many years now.  I was really disappointed to learn that kidney beans were avoids.  However, I quickly got over the separation anxiety upon my discovery of lentils.  Although they taste nothing like kidney beans they certainly don't give me that miserable feeling which I used to think was satiation.    

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 4:51am; Reply: 78
try sprouting the lentils or any legume in your list, before cooking......3 to 4 days after soaking all night in a colander, keep them covered with cloth and rinse them twice daily......feel the goodness! ;)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 4:05pm; Reply: 79
Quoted from MileHighRob

Care to share that recipe Mayflowers?  A recipe that incorporates both lentil and lemon sounds like delicious medicine straight from Mother Earth to my ears or, ummm, stomach.  


Hi Rob,
Sure. No problem! I'm at work so when I get home I'll get the cook book out that has it. It calls for home made vegetable stock also!! yummo.  

As far as kidney beans, you can have the white kidney beans instead. Those are ok to eat.  :)
Posted by: Sharon, Friday, May 21, 2010, 11:59am; Reply: 80
I've decided to introduce a new beneficial from my Swami every week. This week I started eating pinto beans mashed with farmer's cheese. It's like a healthy pintos and cheese alternative.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, May 21, 2010, 12:41pm; Reply: 81
Quoted from 815


Andrea, do you partake of dairy or do you choose to avoid it?  I was allergic to dairy and then out grew it..

Doesn't sound like a true allergy. We are lactose intolerant as A's it may not be full blown like some people but it is B and we are A. Bad blood transfusion for us.


I eat yogurt  or kefir every day  probably more then I should but my weight is stable for now so I feel it is ok. :) Very rarely will I eat goat cheese. If I eat any cheese it is usually  a small piece like at work, they had some brie that no one was eating so I had a piece :).
I also try and keep in mind my sister tribe of Teacher and eat something from her list ;).  Ah to have been a B... how my life would be different. :D


My reaction to milk products and some avoids is that I get a bottom rash/ chaffing.. :-/ sort of embarrassing,  it must make bad bacteria grow in me. It goes away quickly.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, May 21, 2010, 2:37pm; Reply: 82
Quoted from Andrea AWsec

Doesn't sound like a true allergy. We are lactose intolerant as A's it may not be full blown like some people but it is B and we are A. Bad blood transfusion for us.


When I was a baby, my mother said she had to boil milk and mix a formula for me because I was allergic to regular cow's milk. Some how boiling it ..changed the protein so I could digest it..?
But I had chronic D up until I was 7 years old and my mother ...God rest her soul, didn't realize it was a milk allergy and tried everything to get it to stop..all the time giving me milk every day on cereal  ::). I finally out grew the D part but I continued to have a stuffed up nose till I was 14. I didn't have any problems with dairy after that until maybe M and now when I eat cheese, my nose stuffs up for an hour or so after I eat it. Like my allergy is coming back again.  

I don't drink cow's milk. Since I started the GTD, I drink soy or almond milk. I never liked cow's milk to drink.  I love soy milk.. I can tolerate yogurt. It doesn't seem to stuff up my nose.   The odd thing is that I went off dairy while I've been sick with the bronchitis/cold and the last few days, my anxiety is flaring up.  :-/  .  I was going to try to stay off dairy but what can I eat to keep up the calcium?  My body notices the difference between dairy calcium and calcium added to fortify soy milk.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, May 21, 2010, 5:02pm; Reply: 83
Sharon, that combo sounds like a complete protein for your physiology ;)
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:33pm; Reply: 84
Quoted from 815
I was going to try to stay off dairy but what can I eat to keep up the calcium?  My body notices the difference between dairy calcium and calcium added to fortify soy milk.

My recommendation is to drink or use bone broth in soups, or for cooking brown rice or beans... I usually cook the turkey carcass with some lemon juice to help pull calcium out of the bones.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:39pm; Reply: 85
Quoted from Sharon
I started eating pinto beans mashed with farmer's cheese.

I have been eating pinto beans, brussels sprouts, garlic and/or curry powder, and cottage cheese.  I usually don't bother to mash them, since I am using canned beans that are pretty soft already.
Posted by: Sharon, Friday, May 21, 2010, 9:01pm; Reply: 86
Quoted from Lola
Sharon, that combo sounds like a complete protein for your physiology ;)


Thanks, Lola! :) I got the idea from the recent "bean" thread and from a comment you made about combining beans and how to make complete proteins. Adding a new beneficial everyday and combining them together with other beneficials or a genoharmonic combination is so much fun! :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 24, 2010, 12:45am; Reply: 87
Quoted from ABJoe

My recommendation is to drink or use bone broth in soups, or for cooking brown rice or beans... I usually cook the turkey carcass with some lemon juice to help pull calcium out of the bones.


Thanks Joe. I'm definitely going to try doing that with turkey. That would make a great stock. :)
It appears the only dairy that doesn't stuff up my nose is yogurt.  I made a smoothie today..I used soy milk, plain yogurt, lecithin, ground flax seed, stevia and frozen blackberries/blueberries. plus 3 scoops of soy protein powder.  In the vitamix. It was tasty. :)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Monday, May 24, 2010, 4:45am; Reply: 88
Wow! Had the yummiest meal tonight!

Spinach, Artichoke and Mushroom Pasta

1 pkg rice noodles
1 can artichokes
sautéed onions
sliced mushrooms
fresh spinach
ghee or walnut oil

I shredded some soy cheese on it. The nicely cooked spinach with the mushrooms and artichokes and pasta... It's such a shame I was the only one enjoying it!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 24, 2010, 10:51pm; Reply: 89
Hey chris that sounds really tasty!  :)

I just entered the Lemony Lentil Soup.  

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1290
Posted by: MileHighRob, Monday, May 24, 2010, 10:55pm; Reply: 90
Quoted from 815

I just entered the Lemony Lentil Soup.  
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1290

Much thanks MF (woot)

It sounds delicious... can't wait to try it!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 24, 2010, 10:55pm; Reply: 91
Here's a recipe for a fast green smoothie:

Start with Iced green tea then add, frozen blackberries (unsweetened of course) I then added
Lecithin, Harmonia, Green Magma (barley sprout powder), powdered kelp for that iodine we need, and ground flax seed.  I usually also add fresh spinach but I was out.. Plus I add one or 2 pkts of stevia.. Whirl in the vitamix and serve. It's icy cold from the frozen blackberries!  :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 24, 2010, 10:56pm; Reply: 92
Quoted from MileHighRob

Much thanks MF (woot)

It sounds delicious... can't wait to try it!


My pleasure Rob!  :)
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 2:17pm; Reply: 93
Quoted from 815
I was going to try to stay off dairy but what can I eat to keep up the calcium?  My body notices the difference between dairy calcium and calcium added to fortify soy milk.


I don't eat a lot of dairy, either, but get my calcium from the loads of leafy green veggies I eat. I've been told that vegetable calcium is actually better assimilated into the body than dairy calcium and that the Dairy Board is just spouting propaganda when they say otherwise. (Read Marketing Ploy).

Here's another: On the back of the Nutella jar there is a statement that says...a glass of orange juice, a slice of toast with nutella, and a glass of milk is a healthy balanced breakfast...or something to that effect. :-/

Posted by: nwiser, Friday, May 28, 2010, 4:42pm; Reply: 94
I don't eat fish very well. I'm trying though.

Can anyone suggest a bread? I ate two slices of Quinoa bread
this morning and it almost put me to sleep. Maybe the wheat/gluten
in it? It's not an avoid on my list, but maybe my body doesn't like it.
First time I've tried it.

Otherwise eat a berry/yogurt/soy milk/lecithin/chocolate chip smoothie
with a spoon for breakfast....almost addicted to it. I'm not sure
I can have yogurt EVERY morning, but I'm doing the best I can.

This is a good thread - thanks Mayflowers!
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, May 28, 2010, 4:55pm; Reply: 95
Quoted from nwiser
Can anyone suggest a bread? I ate two slices of Quinoa bread
this morning and it almost put me to sleep. Maybe the wheat/gluten
in it? It's not an avoid on my list, but maybe my body doesn't like it.
First time I've tried it.

We have determined that we just can't eat any wheat for the present at our house.  We still do spelt muffins and seem to be OK with them, but not every day.

I don't eat a loaf bread anymore...  
I use rice cakes with ghee and peanut butter or sardines.  I even had a turkey burger open-face on a rice cake, although you have to eat over a plate to catch the falling rice bits... ;D
I make rye, oatmeal and flax pancakes and eat with fruit and maple syrup.  Leftover, they can be used in place of slices of bread.

I know there is a Flax Focaccia bread recipe in the data base here that many people like...
Posted by: Sharon, Friday, May 28, 2010, 5:37pm; Reply: 96
I use thin rice cakes for "bread". In the morning sometimes I like to make an egg and cheese " rice cake sandwich". Farmer cheese is a beneficial for me so I usually make it with farmer cheese (beneficial) or manchego cheese (neutral).
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, May 28, 2010, 5:56pm; Reply: 97
Quoted from Sharon
I use thin rice cakes for "bread". In the morning sometimes I like to make an egg and cheese " rice cake sandwich". Farmer cheese is a beneficial for me so I usually make it with farmer cheese (beneficial) or manchego cheese (neutral).


Can't you have wheat?  I have whole wheat toast in the morning.  I despise rice cakes blah.. :P Whole wheat is a beneficial for me..also spelt.  :)
Posted by: nwiser, Friday, May 28, 2010, 5:59pm; Reply: 98
It's a bene for me, too. I think it makes me tired though.
I think I'll avoid for 60 days and see what happens.

Mayflowers: what kind of whole wheat toast do you use?
I really don't mind the rice cakes, but once in a while
it's easier to have bread (like for a turkey burger ;)
Thanks!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, May 28, 2010, 6:01pm; Reply: 99
Quoted from nwiser
I don't eat fish very well. I'm trying though.
Can anyone suggest a bread? I ate two slices of Quinoa bread
this morning and it almost put me to sleep. Maybe the wheat/gluten
in it? !


Hi,
  You can't have wheat? I have whole wheat bread that I buy with no HFC in it. I also make spelt bread in my bread machine and I'll make spelt biscuits sometimes. Spelt is a lot easier to digest than regular wheat.  That's why wheat is so good for us A's.. The sleepy affect is good for keeping our stress down..which we need to do. I always feel more strung out when I don't have wheat.. But Dr. D said wheat causes us to also gain weight so we need to not eat tons...like I did the other day. I bought  a loaf of rye bread and it was soooo tasty.. I had a few slices... :B
Posted by: Sharon, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 4:50am; Reply: 100
Quoted from 815


Can't you have wheat?  I have whole wheat toast in the morning.  I despise rice cakes blah.. :P Whole wheat is a beneficial for me..also spelt.  :)


I can't have whole wheat (non-secretor) but my Swami has spelt and sprouted wheat as beneficial.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 12:53pm; Reply: 101
How about bulgur? That is a form of wheat too.
Posted by: Sharon, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:50pm; Reply: 102
Bulgar wheat is a black dot for me. Flaxseed bread is beneficial but I' haven't made it yet. I'm going to try to bake some next week.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:50pm; Reply: 103
Quoted Text
bulgar? That is a form of wheat

bulgur ;)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 3:21pm; Reply: 104
Fixed..
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 3:38pm; Reply: 105
:)
Posted by: nwiser, Saturday, May 29, 2010, 7:14pm; Reply: 106
I just melted some dark chocolate with ghee in a saucepan,
and poured it over a rice cake then sprinkled with chopped pecans!
Very tasty and geno harmonic!

I'm thinking of making a bunch and sticking them in the freezer.
Posted by: nwiser, Sunday, May 30, 2010, 4:24pm; Reply: 107
I don't see corn on my list, but I thought it was a big
avoid for all A's in general?
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 30, 2010, 5:35pm; Reply: 108
not really, unless a nonnie A and other variables
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, May 31, 2010, 1:21pm; Reply: 109
On the generic A diet, corn is neutral for A's. On my SWAMI it's an avoid.  :(
Sharon if you have a bread machine, you can make spelt bread.  :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 31, 2010, 5:07pm; Reply: 110
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1291

Just added this pancake recipe to the database...  I just realized that the Cream of Tartar is avoid for Teachers, so I'll be working on the amount of lime juice to make the substitution...
Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 31, 2010, 8:52pm; Reply: 111
or try arrow root or another thickener....
Posted by: nwiser, Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 1:22am; Reply: 112
Mayflowers - I read somewhere that making the spelt bread
in the machine was hard unless there was a "gluten free" setting?
Something about over kneading the dough?
Which recipe do you use (if you don't mind sharing).
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 1:56am; Reply: 113
Right, you don't want to overknead spelt.  The less you handle it, the better.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 2:41am; Reply: 114
I used the whole wheat setting, 4 hours, I also used the light crust setting. then I used a gluten free recipe and sub'ed spelt flour. I can't find the bleeping recipe. I've been looking for it. grrr. I figured out by adding an egg to it, that it lightened it up and it rose a lot higher. I didn't end up with a brick like one most often gets with whole wheat.  It came out like a regular loaf of bread.  I wanted to make another loaf and I can't remember what I did with the recipe..senior moment..or blonde.. ;D

You just can't throw the ingredients in and walk away. You have to stand there and help scrape it off the sides to help it mix it, and maybe add more flour or water ..depending on how dry the flour is.  :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 2:48am; Reply: 115
Quoted from Ribbit
Right, you don't want to overknead spelt.  The less you handle it, the better.


Maybe that's why my loaf came out good. I didn't handle it. The machine did.   ??)
Posted by: Cristina, Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 2:53am; Reply: 116
Quoted from 815


Maybe that's why my loaf came out good. I didn't handle it. The machine did.   ??)


;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Cristina, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 12:40pm; Reply: 117
MF do you still use yeast (like normal baker's yeast) to make your spelt bread?   :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, June 7, 2010, 4:44am; Reply: 118
Quoted from ABJoe
Cream of Tartar is avoid for Teachers, so I'll be working on the amount of lime juice to make the substitution...

We have used 3 to 4 times the amount of Lime juice (frozen, juiced from fresh limes) to replace the Cream of Tartar in recipes calling for baking powder...  Works really well.  We have eliminated the sharp taste that Cream of Tartar always added to the quick breads as well!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, June 7, 2010, 4:47pm; Reply: 119
Quoted from Cristina
MF do you still use yeast (like normal baker's yeast) to make your spelt bread?   :)


Yes. I don't seem to have a problem with yeast. I use regular baking yeast in bread..  I use bewer's yeast in my smoothies ..ran out need more. :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 1:47pm; Reply: 120
Just to explain that I have a rather thrifty calorie storage system, I was eating more this weekend and I  had desert once.  I gained 4 lbs in 4 days. Now it will take me 4 weeks to lose it..unless I exercise a lot...
:'(
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 3:55pm; Reply: 121
Sorry to hear that.  I still have to eat like a pig to keep my boiler warm, but I'm burning lots of garbage, so that must be the difference.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 5:53pm; Reply: 122
Quoted from ABJoe
Sorry to hear that.  I still have to eat like a pig to keep my boiler warm, but I'm burning lots of garbage, so that must be the difference.


You're only 47. You haven't hit male menopause yet.  I weighed 137 at 47.  :(
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, June 10, 2010, 3:42pm; Reply: 123
How are the Warriors doing today?  What's for lunch?

:)
Posted by: nwiser, Thursday, June 10, 2010, 6:43pm; Reply: 124
I had some ground turkey mixed with feta cheese drizzled
with olive oil and oregano. Also a rice cake with PB and
an iced coffee. Kind of boring, but not in the mood to cook.
It's my second day with the turkey, but I was so run down this
week and it's the only protein that made me feel better.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, June 11, 2010, 5:43pm; Reply: 125
Breakfast was pb on toast, snack, was cocoa almonds, and lunch is crab salad...with a K as in krab.  :D\ also had a green smoothie..with Harmonia in green tea, kelp power and green magma..with mixed berries.
Posted by: MileHighRob, Monday, June 14, 2010, 2:43am; Reply: 126
Quoted from 815
What's for lunch?

:)

I had a fantastic Salmon salad for lunch today.  I'll post to the recipe center when I get the exact measurements down.  Basically it is:

3 oz. canned Salmon
1/2 organic avocado
1 tbs EVOO, cold pressed
Finely chopped onion
Finely chopped celery
Finely chopped cilantro
Squeeze of lemon juice
Sea Salt

Scrumptious, I tell you.  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 12:15am; Reply: 127
Warriors, do you have trouble with your....tempers?  Do you find it easy to be annoyed?  :) Do you feel you lack patience?
Posted by: nwiser, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 1:51pm; Reply: 128
Yes, I can get annoyed easily.....especially after lack of sleep
or time of month. I get very irritable and even stuff like too
much wind gets on my nerves. Temper is not too bad though unless
I'm really pushed.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 3:02pm; Reply: 129
I hear ya nwiser.  :) I get annoyed at myself ....for getting annoyed.  Well since M, I'm using potty words more often.. :B when I'm angry.  It's just like being pregnant..you're a different person. You have a way to go for that...lol.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 7:06pm; Reply: 130
Quoted from 815
Warriors, do you have trouble with your....tempers?  Do you find it easy to be annoyed?  :) Do you feel you lack patience?

I used to...   ::)   :o   >:(
Eating compliantly has reduced pain and relieved much of my stress  ;) - I take Nitricycle, Catechol, and Methyl B-12 as needed to help with reducing stress and nerve pain as I continue to heal.   :K)

My wife has noticed a huge difference in my demeanor and attitudes.   ;) ;)   ;D

I can still get annoyed, but find it much easier to control the response.
Posted by: nwiser, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 8:08pm; Reply: 131
Controlling the response is important. I find that if I let things get too
out of control, I end up with a constant cycle of pain from tension. I'm a typical Warrior in that I just can't seem to relax. The atlas chiropractor yesterday couldn't believe anyone could walk around with muscles so tight. It's like they are in a constant state of constriction! Does the Nitricycle, Catechol, and Methyl B-12 help with that at all?
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 11:39pm; Reply: 132
Quoted from nwiser
Controlling the response is important. I find that if I let things get too out of control, I end up with a constant cycle of pain from tension. I'm a typical Warrior in that I just can't seem to relax. The atlas chiropractor yesterday couldn't believe anyone could walk around with muscles so tight. It's like they are in a constant state of constriction! Does the Nitricycle, Catechol, and Methyl B-12 help with that at all?

The best results I've had for muscle tension are from:
1) Exercise - enough but not too much.  Sometimes, I just work the tight areas so I don't overwork.
2) Massage, if it isn't enough by itself, I use some Formula 303 - made by Dee Cee Labs. in White House, TN.  I got it from my chiro...
3) Meditate - I sometimes concentrate on prayers / spiritual topics and sometimes on focusing energy to relax and heal a specific location.  It definitely helps me.
4) Methyl B-12 helps with nerve health and it is usually the nerves that are causing the muscles to be tensed - usually by triggering the brain...  I haven't ever done a specific test for this, but it has been some time since I had my atlas move out...  It used to happen regularly and I am still healing nerves up there, but the pain is getting less all the time.
5) Make sure I keep the toxin levels in the body down.  I get more pain, and therefore, chiro type problems when I get too toxic.  Whether it is something I eat or that I am detoxing more than the filters keep up with.  Part of this is regulating the amount of exercise I get - if I do too much, I'll release too much toxin and get behind.

I try to do all of these things regularly so I don't get "bound up".  I muscle test foods and supps, and exercise to feel.  If I don't feel good, I will usually take a short walk, if it helps I continue or do do something else that needs to be done...  If a short walk doesn't help, I verify other needs or ultimately rest.

Hope this helps some...

Posted by: nwiser, Thursday, June 17, 2010, 2:32am; Reply: 133
Thanks ABJoe.....the info helps a lot! I figured nobody else had
these problems. Just one cycle of tension causes so much to be off.
I guess that's why they say us A's and Warriors especially should meditate
and do yoga....I get the yoga now.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, June 17, 2010, 4:33am; Reply: 134
check the protocol index.....there might be some to fit your needs there....try them periodically, and alternate one with the other leaving a week or two of rest inbetween
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2:16pm; Reply: 135
Hi Fellow Warriors!   I am back from the depths of heck. Being sick and getting my last son through Graduation...Ahhhh.. Please check the Photo Album. I have a shot of him there!

My major problem is white refined sugar. It is a neutral for me, but I must treat it as an avoid. It just completely stalls my weight loss efforts.  :(  Do any of you have this problem?  I'm open for tips. I tried fruit juices and they did the same thing. I'm using stevia and a little agave.  But what can I do to keep away the sugar cravings?
Posted by: MileHighRob, Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2:34pm; Reply: 136
Sugar was difficult for me at one time MF.  I sympathize with what you're going through.  

I don't care for stevia; it tastes a bit like the artificial sweeteners to me.  I used agave to get me through the need for sweet things.  

Now, these days, all my sugar cravings are satisfied with compliant fruit.  

All I can tell you is once you get it out of your diet, it becomes much easier just like all the other nasty avoids.  I know it's a neutral for you but you recognize it as an avoid.

Avoid it like the plague and before you know it the cravings will magically disappear.  

Best wishes to you in tackling this unnecessary evil.    
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2:36pm; Reply: 137
Quoted from 815
I am back from the depths of heck.

My major problem is white refined sugar. It is a neutral for me, but I must treat it as an avoid... I tried fruit juices and they did the same thing. I'm using stevia and a little agave.  But what can I do to keep away the sugar cravings?

Sorry that you've been feeling down...  

Too much sweet bothers me as well...  It doesn't matter what form.  There are times when I just can't do it.  I used to have cravings, but just had to say "No"., and take a tsp. of ghee or some protein every time I wanted a sweet...  Now, I no longer have the cravings, and most of the sugars I eat are in either fruit, or the juice or light syrup they were canned in...  

I use cranberries and figs to flavor and sweeten quinoa when I cook it for cereal.  I eat fresh fruit; apples, apricots, blackberries, figs and grapefruit all from the trees / vines when ripe and canned pineapple or peaches when the body wants them.  

I use a bit of maple syrup when I make pancakes, but often use apple sauce on the bottom cake and syrup on the top cake of a two cake stack and eat as many of these as I want...

If I drink tea, which isn't often, I don't add sweet!  If anything, I put lemon or lime juice or slice in it...

Hope this helps...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, June 20, 2010, 3:13pm; Reply: 138
Thanks for the tips.  I'm trying to "listen" to my body. It feels like it needs carbs in the morning..plus protein. If I don't have protein in the morning like eggs, I'll crave carbs all day long. Same happens if I don't have the carb in the morning. My body doesnt' require white refined sugar, it wants either, fruit, whole grains or something like that. This morning I made oat bran pancakes with cottage cheese in them.
I used pure maple syrup,(as little as I could)  and had some berries with it.  I'll see how my body is reacting. I should be good till dinner time since I ate breakfast late.  If I can just do one portion of sugary carbs in the morning or have my fruit in the morning, I think that will help...I'll report back... :)
Posted by: Sharon, Sunday, June 20, 2010, 3:48pm; Reply: 139
MF, I like oatmeal with a little maple syrup and ghee. The ghee keeps the maple syrup sugar from making me hungry. Natural sugar makes me hungry if I don't eat fat with it. I also eat a lot of benefical fruit (3-4 servings) especially in the summer. I need to eat dairy and nuts with fruit or I'll get  hungry 5 minutes later. If I eat fruit alone, I get sugar crashes. If I eat fruit with dairy (yogurt, kefir, compliant cheese) and nuts then I feel satisfied for hours.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, June 20, 2010, 6:40pm; Reply: 140
I hear ya Sharon, I used to live on oatmeal every morning. I love oatmeal. I had it with nuts, dates, raisins and honey.. for years. After M, now if I have it like that, I'm hungry all day long. I can have it with PB in it and it helps to keep my insulin more steady.  That's why I eat my fruit in the morning, because I read the body is most able to handle carbohydrates in the morning than during the rest of the day..(causing increasing hunger) But even when I was younger, like you, if I ate fruit alone during the course of the day, it would set off hunger and cravings for the rest of the day. That works for you eating protein with it. Some people can't digest fruit and protein together and Dr. D mentioned about eating protein with high fiber vegetables and carbohydrates by themselves.. in the GTD, on page 183
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, June 20, 2010, 8:51pm; Reply: 141
Quoted from 815
It feels like it needs carbs in the morning..plus protein. If I don't have protein in the morning like eggs, I'll crave carbs all day long.

I should be good till dinner time since I ate breakfast late.

I usually mix proteins, fats and carbs in each meal, but not always...  It depends on the combination...

I can't do two meals in a day...  If I eat a late breakfast, I will eat lunch soon after...  It is like lunch is almost a continuation of breakfast...  The body needs that much food.
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, June 20, 2010, 11:55pm; Reply: 142
Sugar is a hard one to kick. For me, sugar makes me want to eat grains. The first three or four days without sugar are the hardest, but if I can survive that, it gets easier. The key is not to start up again! I'm with ABJoe, I don't sweeten my coffee or tea, and use agave where I can. It doesn't seem to react in my body the same way as sugar does.
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, June 21, 2010, 1:06am; Reply: 143
Even ants won't bother agave. :) Have you noticed that?  They'll be all over the honey and maybe the molasses (if I don't wipe the containers off well), but they leave agave alone.
Posted by: MileHighRob, Monday, June 21, 2010, 1:14am; Reply: 144
Quoted from 815
..it helps to keep my insulin more steady...

Are you doing blood glucose monitoring by any chance MF?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, June 21, 2010, 1:18am; Reply: 145
Ok, that didn't work. I was ok unitil 1:00 then I  wanted to snack..by dinner time I cracked..
I'll try more agave. I've been using stevia.. I should have had lunch. Joe's right. I didn't think I'd be hungry eating a late breakfast
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, June 21, 2010, 1:19am; Reply: 146
Quoted from MileHighRob

Are you doing blood glucose monitoring by any chance MF?


last fasting blood sugar was 90 but I don't do it daily. That was at the doctor's office.. It was lower last year. 78
Posted by: Sharon, Monday, June 21, 2010, 2:02am; Reply: 147
I heard some people use black strap molasses in their coffee or tea. I've been putting a little molasses and maple syrup in oatmeal. I always have at least one egg with my oatmeal, too. Most of my sugars like blackstrap molasses, stevia, agave are all neutral. Maple syrup is a black dot for me and honey is an avoid. Has anyone cooked with Fruit Pectin  or Vegetable Glycerin? They're both beneficial on my Swami but I haven't tried them yet.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, June 21, 2010, 3:12pm; Reply: 148
Quoted from Sharon
I heard some people use black strap molasses in their coffee or tea. I've been putting a little molasses and maple syrup in oatmeal. I always have at least one egg with my oatmeal, too. Most of my sugars like blackstrap molasses, stevia, agave are all neutral. Maple syrup is a black dot for me and honey is an avoid. Has anyone cooked with Fruit Pectin  or Vegetable Glycerin? They're both beneficial on my Swami but I haven't tried them yet.


I have a copy of my SWAMI at work  :) My beneficial sweetners are Maple syrup, Vegetable Glycerine
and Barley malt is a diamond.  Neutrals: Blackstrap, rice syrup and agave, dextrose, fructose, stevia and brown and white sugar.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, June 21, 2010, 3:28pm; Reply: 149
Quoted from Sharon
Has anyone cooked with Fruit Pectin  or Vegetable Glycerin? They're both beneficial on my Swami but I haven't tried them yet.
Pre-BTD, I used Fruit Pectin to make jams and jellies...  I haven't explored this since starting BTD, since I really haven't had the extra energy and I don't use much added sugar now...  I'd rather just can the fruit and use it mashed on rice cakes or pancakes...

I bought 1 pint of Now brand Vegetable Glycerine and used about 2/3 of it.  It had a sharp after taste that nobody liked, so it has been pushed to the back of the cupboard...  As I recall, there were other people that said some other brands were better, but I don't remember more about it now...
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 12:44am; Reply: 150
I do not like cooking or baking vegetable glycerine containing recipes.....creates a lot of pesky smoke.....
use to sweeten your tea or whatever, instead, don t add extra heat to the mix
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1261533506/#num6
Posted by: MileHighRob, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 2:31am; Reply: 151
Quoted from 815


last fasting blood sugar was 90 but I don't do it daily. That was at the doctor's office.. It was lower last year. 78

Those numbers are exceptional!  I only mentioned it as you said something about keeping your insulin steady.  

There are quite a few BG monitors out there today that are inexpensive and are quite accurate.  It's a great tool to help you figure out what may be causing sugar spikes and lows and teach you which foods you react well to and those that have negative effects for you.  IMO, it'd be comforting for you to know how your body reacts to various sweeteners.  

My numbers always came within the broad range whenever tested in the past.  It took just one high fasting glucose number for them to finally say "Houston I think we've got a problem here".  Although I'd been telling them the same for 15+ years.  Having a good fasting BG one day doesn't mean it'll be the same the next nor the day after that.

Monitoring has saved my life, along with Dr. D's wealth of knowledge and research, and has made food choices much easier for me.  I've now figured out what causes the extremes with my blood chemistry thanks to the above.  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, June 26, 2010, 8:46pm; Reply: 152
I found some tasty wasabi soy beans...in Wegman's health food section.. no junk in them. If I can only find peas like that also!
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, June 27, 2010, 1:08am; Reply: 153
I am always surprised at how good fresh figs make me feel...  I started picking and eating figs for this year, earlier this week and it just helps the digestion and elimination tremendously.  Even though I was still eating canned figs from last year, the fresh ones are just better.  It must be the fresh enzymes or the balance of all the good in them...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, June 27, 2010, 3:17pm; Reply: 154
I love figs. I wish I had a fig tree.. Do they grow in the north east?   I love turkish figs.  My favorite cookie was fig newtons.. ;)

Seems my burning in my stomach was caused by wheat.  :'( I stopped the wheat and 99% of the burning and indigestion is gone.. I had some spelt yesterday and I didn't feel good.  Unless it's the seasonal allergies and the wheat is aggravating it? Anyone have a wheat reaction only in the summer? sigh..I'm in denial.  :-/
Posted by: Sharon, Sunday, June 27, 2010, 3:27pm; Reply: 155
Mayflowers, I understand what you're going through. I have a wheat reaction all the time because of my nonnieness. My Swami gives me sprouted wheat and spelt but it needs to be 100% pure and it's really hard to find in stores. Most of the store-bought products have hidden fillers of regualr wheat because it's cheaper. Now I just stay away from it all... unless I make it myself (and that's rare). I might make my own spelt or sprouted wheat bread 1 or 2 times/ year. Most of the time I just focus on the other beneficial carbs like rice, amaranth, flax bread, millet, oatmeal, rice cakes, etc.

ABJoe, I love fresh figs, too. I can only find them fresh around summer and fall when they're in season but I adore them. I never ate a fig until the BTD and I see that it has something in it that I need.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, June 27, 2010, 7:46pm; Reply: 156
Benefits of figs...
http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-figs-or-anjeer.html

I have read that with heavy mulching, figs can be grown in freezing climates.  Here is a web site that discusses growing figs in cold climates...
http://gardening.about.com/b/2010/01/27/gardening-question-of-the-week-can-i-grow-figs.htm

I've found that I need to avoid all wheat, but I can eat a spelt muffin or two per week.  I feel best using quinoa and rice for my grains.
Posted by: Warrior430, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 6:44pm; Reply: 157
My swami a warrior, A shopping list say's i can have whole grain wheat is that right can anyone else type A secretor Warrior have whole grain wheat ..... Warrior430
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 6:51pm; Reply: 158
Quoted from Warrior430
My swami a warrior, A shopping list say's i can have whole grain wheat is that right can anyone else type A secretor Warrior have whole grain wheat ..... Warrior430


Hi Warrior430 Welcome!
Yes, I can have whole grain wheat. It's a beneficial for me. I can also have spelt, emmer and kamut . :)
Posted by: MileHighRob, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 8:24pm; Reply: 159
Quoted from 815
...
Seems my burning in my stomach was caused by wheat.  :'( I stopped the wheat and 99% of the burning and indigestion is gone..  :-/

Discovery is so rewarding!

Wheat wrecks havoc on my digestive system also.  

Gluten-free steel cut oats just might allow you to reintroduce "oatmeal" back into your breakfast choices.  Just a thought.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 9:01pm; Reply: 160
Quoted from Warrior430
My swami a warrior, A shopping list say's i can have whole grain wheat is that right can anyone else type A secretor Warrior have whole grain wheat ..... Warrior430

As long as you don't have previous damage done from other lectins from your previous diet, the wheat will be good for you.  You should either pick the BTD or GTD diet to follow, though, as they are different programs...  Depends on the answers you provide for the test.
http://www.dadamo.com/which_diet_is_right.htm

I have a tremendous amount of damage from my previous diet and wheat anything seems to add to the abdominal pain...  I am currently using quinoa and rice for the majority of my grain carbohydrates.  I sometimes add in some oatmeal, amaranth, and flax seed in small quantities, though.
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 11:09pm; Reply: 161
Out of curiosity, how many of you have millet as a SWAMI avoid?  
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 12:39am; Reply: 162
Quoted from Ribbit
Out of curiosity, how many of you have millet as a SWAMI avoid?  

I'm not SWAMI'fied, but it is avoid per the book and I know I don't do well with it from when I was following BTD and ate it several times...  The body told me pretty quickly that I didn't need to eat more!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 1:15am; Reply: 163
Millet is a black dot for me. I eat it once in awhile. Dr. Nash said I could have a bacterial overgrowth causing the burning..from too many Z paks. So, I'm on Gastro D and a few other things
Posted by: DoS, Monday, July 5, 2010, 3:15am; Reply: 164
Quoted from ABJoe

As long as you don't have previous damage done from other lectins from your previous diet, the wheat will be good for you.  You should either pick the BTD or GTD diet to follow, though, as they are different programs...  Depends on the answers you provide for the test.
http://www.dadamo.com/which_diet_is_right.htm

I have a tremendous amount of damage from my previous diet and wheat anything seems to add to the abdominal pain...  I am currently using quinoa and rice for the majority of my grain carbohydrates.  I sometimes add in some oatmeal, amaranth, and flax seed in small quantities, though.


I think this is due to really poor stomach acid. HCL and coffee has been bringing back my ability to eat it. SWAMI may think I am a reactor but I am not sure because I need to change the caffeine thing on it.
Posted by: nwiser, Monday, July 5, 2010, 3:40am; Reply: 165
Millet is a black dot for me, too.
Posted by: DoS, Monday, July 5, 2010, 3:58am; Reply: 166
I get strange effects from consuming millet. I just tend to stay away even if I think it taste good.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, July 5, 2010, 10:51am; Reply: 167
I have no idea why Millet is a black dot for me. It doesn't bother me. I make a mean curried millet salad..  :)
I'll have to ask why I was not prescribed hcl.  Unless it's very strong and my stomach was irritated as it was.
I'm feeling a little better. I was using the Gastro D but I was not taking in on an empty stomach. Now I am with the polyflora and tons of yogurt. I'm also going to make fermented vegetables.. ABNoway had a link for a starter for it that I bought.
Posted by: MileHighRob, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 1:47pm; Reply: 168
MF are you continuing to take antacids or are they out of the picture now?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 2:34pm; Reply: 169
Quoted from MileHighRob
MF are you continuing to take antacids or are they out of the picture now?


I stopped the antacids. I'm using licorice solid extract, Gastro D and Deflect and I'm also taking quercitin with bromalain from Now.  I can't take NAP's bromalain because the dosage is too high.
500 mg gives me a migraine. It has to be less than 500 mg.  It's much better. I also stopped eating/drinking hot foods. (Trying to balance my Pitta dosha)  :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 8:10pm; Reply: 170
Quoted from ABJoe
I am always surprised at how good fresh figs make me feel...  I started picking and eating figs for this year, earlier this week and it just helps the digestion and elimination tremendously.  Even though I was still eating canned figs from last year, the fresh ones are just better.  It must be the fresh enzymes or the balance of all the good in them...


Wow, fresh figs?  Do you go out and pick them from the vine?  That would be ... ahem ... "divine".   ;D

But, yeah, I hear ya, aren't figs awesome?  I love the dried mission figs from the Co-op.  It is my favorite dried fruit.  If I could pick them fresh I'd probably pass out from the pleasure.

I used to love Fig Newtons as a kid.  Hmmm... homemade fig newtons with spelt flour.  Now I need to hunt down a recipe around here for that.

Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 8:19pm; Reply: 171
Yes, you could.  I made raspberry jelly newtons once, but the bread part was too crumbly.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 9:08pm; Reply: 172
Quoted from 10384
Wow, fresh figs?  Do you go out and pick them from the vine?  That would be ... ahem ... "divine".   ;D

But, yeah, I hear ya, aren't figs awesome?

Yes, I pick them from the tree (about 20 ft. tall, due to topping)...  My figs are about 2-3" diameter and full of sugar...  I made my own fig newtons from fresh figs, but the fig flavor is very subtle in these - it is mostly just sweet.  I now either eat them fresh or can them for winter eating.  

I spread a fresh fig on a rice cake or split the fig open and fill the center of both halves with peanut butter...  So many ways to be creative...
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:41am; Reply: 173
Peanut butter? ??)  That's interesting.  I think they're good on cottage cheese.  But then, I think any fruit is good on cottage cheese.  Or ricotta.

I learned as a child to pull each fig apart before biting into it.  Sometimes bees crawl up inside and hide there.  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 2:18pm; Reply: 174
Do any of you lovely Warriors have a problem with Quorn?   I keep trying to eat it and I keep having problems. I bought the naked cutlets and almost choked on them, then every time I eat it, I get bloated and my weight goes up instantly  Last night I had the meatballs...I'm so bloated.. ahhhhh  >:( :-/ ::) :)
Posted by: MileHighRob, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:11pm; Reply: 175
Quoted from 815


I stopped the antacids. I'm using licorice solid extract, Gastro D and Deflect and I'm also taking quercitin with bromalain from Now.  I can't take NAP's bromalain because the dosage is too high.
500 mg gives me a migraine. It has to be less than 500 mg.  It's much better. I also stopped eating/drinking hot foods. (Trying to balance my Pitta dosha)  :)

Congrats... that's great news!  You know I've been a big anti-antibiotic warrior for a while.  My gut began a quick healing process upon elimination of the antacids.  
I also take a Quercetin (500mg) & Bromelain (375mg) supplement as well as Garlic + Digestive Enzymes and have no need for the damaging little purple pill.  I plan on purchasing the NAP Quercetin/Bromelain as soon as I run out of what I have.
Quoted from 815
Do any of you lovely Warriors have a problem with Quorn?   I keep trying to eat it and I keep having problems. I bought the naked cutlets and almost choked on them, then every time I eat it, I get bloated and my weight goes up instantly  Last night I had the meatballs...I'm so bloated.. ahhhhh  >:( :-/ ::) :)

Quorn was one of my favorite protein sources for a number of years.  I quit eating it because of the wheat gluten intolerance issue.  

Looking at the ingredients you'll notice a number of red flags:

Mycoprotein (51%), rehydrated egg white, onions, textured wheat protein (wheat protein, wheat starch), whey protein concentrate, canola oil. Contains 2% or less of dextrose, autolyzed yeast extract, salt, potato maltodextrin, tapioca starch, pectin, natural flavors from non-meat sources, citric acid, garlic powder, gum arabic, calcium lactate, onion powder, black & white pepper

Made from natural ingredients.

Allergic Consumers:
This product contains: egg, milk and wheat ingredients. We do not use any ingredients derived from genetically modifies sources.

The bloating is likely coming from the wheat protein/ wheat starch, potato maltodextrin and tapioca starch sources.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:58pm; Reply: 176
Quoted from MileHighRob

Congrats... that's great news!  


Thanks ! :)  I'm taking liquid cal/mag so that helps also. I think I need more calcium.

Yeah, I think I'm giving up the quorn. It's listed as a beneficial on my SWAMI but I'm reacting to something in it.. As Dr. D said, I'm a Warrior with sensitivities.. I have no reaction to TVP. I know some people don't like it .. because it's processed, but I don't eat it as often as tofu and tempeh..
Posted by: MileHighRob, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 4:07pm; Reply: 177
Quoted from 815


Thanks ! :)  I'm taking liquid cal/mag so that helps also. I think I need more calcium.

Yeah, I think I'm giving up the quorn. It's listed as a beneficial on my SWAMI but I'm reacting to something in it.. As Dr. D said, I'm a Warrior with sensitivities.. I have no reaction to TVP. I know some people don't like it .. because it's processed, but I don't eat it as often as tofu and tempeh..

Interesting.  My latest lab reports from late April returned a really high calcium level which I was told was a direct response from the over usage of antacids.  I'm depending on calcium rich foods exclusively now as my calcium source and anxious to have another full blood panel done in the near future.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, July 8, 2010, 4:09pm; Reply: 178
Quoted from Ribbit
Sometimes bees crawl up inside and hide there.  

Depends on how big the eye opens...  If it is closed or really small, definitely no bees.  I mostly have to worry about fruit flies, but if I eat one, I treat it as a Neutral...  I squished some inside a fig when I tried to open it - wasn't appetizing...  Decided I'd just tap on the fig to get the flies out, then eat the fig...  

I like the cottage cheese idea...  Thanks!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, July 8, 2010, 7:29pm; Reply: 179
Quoted from ABJoe

but if I eat one, I treat it as a Neutral...  I squished some inside a fig when I tried to open it - wasn't appetizing...  Decided I'd just tap on the fig to get the flies out, then eat the fig..


lol lol...treat it as a neutral.  Tap on the fig? Not afraid to eat fly poop?  I figured the ones that taste like  :X when I bite into them are the ones that have some "other" protein in them.
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, July 9, 2010, 3:16am; Reply: 180
Fruit flies as neutral.   ;D

Any quorn product I ever saw was chock-full of avoids, so I never got any to try.  I don't know where Dr. D found some plain to test.  Kind of like almond cheese and soy cheese.  Any I've ever seen had avoids in them!

TVP makes me feel bloated and gross.  But I once made some really interesting Grape Nut substitute with it.  Tasty, but....not worth the bloated grossness.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 9, 2010, 5:34am; Reply: 181
Quoted from 815
lol lol...treat it as a neutral.  Tap on the fig? Not afraid to eat fly poop?  I figured the ones that taste like  :X when I bite into them are the ones that have some "other" protein in them.

There is so much sugar and little crunchy seeds in these fresh figs, that you couldn't tell if there was a whole fly, much less a little fecal matter...
Posted by: Warrior430, Friday, July 9, 2010, 11:38am; Reply: 182
thanks to Mayflowers,and ABJoe thanks for the reply on my wheat question  I guess I have been trying to do both diets, iwill stick to swami, Warrior . It's weird the trade off's I have never eaten so healthy in my life, I  can see what's happening . It's hard to do sometimes and eating out is almost impossible ,but I know what I need to do.




     Thanks you guys.          Warrior430
Posted by: SadieMay, Friday, July 9, 2010, 2:38pm; Reply: 183
Hello, Warriors !
Have been reading some of your posts and want to know how you muscle test on yourself.
My chiro has been testing me for years, but I have not been able to test myself successfully. What is the secret?
Has anyone found an effective treatament for hemorrhoids?  I have a stubborn case that has lasted for 2 weeks and I don't have any of the "common risk factors".  I comply to the Warrior diet pretty closely and can't get  what I am eating that has aggravated this so badly.
Would love to know if other Warriors have this problem and better yet, have a solution.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 9, 2010, 2:44pm; Reply: 184
try polyflora, and all digestive marvels Dr D has designed according to your physiology
http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=12

if you need a more personalized approach, try a swami, that will be the ultimate! :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, July 9, 2010, 3:37pm; Reply: 185
Quoted from Warrior430
thanks to Mayflowers,and ABJoe thanks for the reply on my wheat question  I guess I have been trying to do both diets, iwill stick to swami, Warrior . It's weird the trade off's I have never eaten so healthy in my life, I  can see what's happening . It's hard to do sometimes and eating out is almost impossible ,but I know what I need to do.  Thanks you guys.


You're quite welcome W430!  :)  Warriors are the minority in the genotypes. Not a whole lot of us.

Hi BB welcome!  :) I do it with the middle finger and thumb of the right hand and try to close  together the index and thumb of my left hand. If they close easily..it's bad. If I get good resistance..the thing is good.  But you're right. If someone else does it..there's less being partial.. like if you really didn't want to hear a "no" answer ..you could sway the results subconsciously but the ND would be impartial.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, July 9, 2010, 3:38pm; Reply: 186
Quoted from ABJoe

There is so much sugar and little crunchy seeds in these fresh figs, that you couldn't tell if there was a whole fly, much less a little fecal matter...


Eeewwwww!  :X :P   gross..
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 9, 2010, 4:04pm; Reply: 187
Quoted from SadieMay
Have been reading some of your posts and want to know how you muscle test on yourself.
My chiro has been testing me for years, but I have not been able to test myself successfully. What is the secret?
Has anyone found an effective treatment for hemorrhoids?  I have a stubborn case that has lasted for 2 weeks and I don't have any of the "common risk factors".  I comply to the Warrior diet pretty closely and can't get  what I am eating that has aggravated this so badly.
Would love to know if other Warriors have this problem and better yet, have a solution.

First, using MRT on self is an art which many practitioners believe can't be done reliably accurately.  I probably only have an 70 - 80% accuracy...  I confirm almost every test with a different question to increase the chances of reliability, especially if I get a weak response rather than a very strong response.
Some keys to muscle testing myself:
   Totally detach your mental from physical - you can't want a specific result to any question and expect it to be accurate.  This is the hardest thing because our brain knows what it thinks and is used to "ruling" the body.  This can be good and bad.  The bad shows up when you try to have the body tell the brain what it needs when the brain thinks otherwise.
   Ask only Yes / No questions.  Become really good at "20 questions" because sometimes the real beneficial answer doesn't come right away.
   Your spine needs to close to properly aligned.  A large misalignment or fixation will make it impossible to get an accurate result.
   Practice, practice, practice, then repeat this step...  One way I practiced to confirm accuracy was to test at the same time as the practitioner...  If they get a specific result, confirm it.  Don't do this as a challenge to their test, but just to attempt confirmation.  Also, challenge the test with a different wording to get a different or the same response.
   Remember that many practitioners do not think it is possible to accurately self-test, so this tells me that there are many who can't do this accurately and you may be one of those people...  My holistic practitioner didn't believe self-testing was possible until I showed her that I could match her results...  She still has difficulty testing herself accurately, while my NAET practitioner could test herself, as well as patients across the room or around the world over the phone.  It may have to do with how sensitive you are to your or others' energy.

About your hemorrhoids - I had one that came and went for years before BTD and several years after.  Sometimes it would bleed, others it just hurt.  After BTD, it started coming back smaller and smaller until it was gone...  I'm not sure what made it come or go, but I'm happy it seems to be gone...
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 9, 2010, 4:09pm; Reply: 188
Quoted from 815


Eeewwwww!  :X :P   gross..

Its not near as bad as what you breath on the road every day...  At least this is natural!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, July 9, 2010, 7:24pm; Reply: 189
Quoted from ABJoe

About your hemorrhoids - I had one that came and went for years before BTD and several years after.  Sometimes it would bleed, others it just hurt.  After BTD, it started coming back smaller and smaller until it was gone...  I'm not sure what made it come or go, but I'm happy it seems to be gone...


I have the same thing. I thought mine was from having 2 children?  ;D  Anyway I get the same symptoms when I go off my diet.. But now since I've been compliant, it's much better. I didn't think hemorrhoids were the result of eating wrong. I just thought  you get them from straining?  :-/ ??)
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, July 10, 2010, 4:29pm; Reply: 190
Hemorrhoids are varicose veins just in a ... specific area.  From what I understand.  Somebody told me about white oak bark when I was expecting #3 and had varicose veins on my legs real bad.  Just a quick google search turned this up:  http://www.hemroidharry.com/white-oak-bark.html

Within days of starting white oak bark capsules, my veins vanished.  I kept taking it till the baby was born.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, July 11, 2010, 8:39pm; Reply: 191
Quoted from Ribbit

Within days of starting white oak bark capsules, my veins vanished.  I kept taking it till the baby was born.


Thanks I'll check it out!   :)  
Posted by: MileHighRob, Sunday, July 11, 2010, 10:51pm; Reply: 192
Quoted from ABJoe

Yes, I pick them from the tree (about 20 ft. tall, due to topping)...  My figs are about 2-3" diameter and full of sugar...  I made my own fig newtons from fresh figs, but the fig flavor is very subtle in these - it is mostly just sweet.  I now either eat them fresh or can them for winter eating.  

I spread a fresh fig on a rice cake or split the fig open and fill the center of both halves with peanut butter...  So many ways to be creative...

Between this thread and a facebook friend's fig recipe request, I just had to go out and buy some figs today.  

As a kid we had a fig tree amongst many other fruit and citrus bearing trees.  My mom would rake up dead pine needles and put them under the fig tree, for some reason.  Mulch, perhaps?  Anyway, one 4th of July I was playing with sparklers and as the thing was near the end of its life, I hurled it high into the air.  It landed in the dead pine cones and caught the beloved fig tree on fire.  Ooooops

Anyway, reading your thread and the suggested recipes my friend received I was desperately longing for figs.  The are just as good as I recall from my childhood.  I've just eaten a couple of them raw thus far but will try the peanut butter mix tomorrow.  Sounds delightful.  
Posted by: Warrior430, Sunday, July 11, 2010, 11:24pm; Reply: 193
Need help again thanks to Mayflowers and to AB Joe for the info  I am getting there I think. AB Joe  I took the advice on either do the BTD or the Geno diet ,so I chose the Geno diet.  Now if you would tell me how do you
Exercise I. Have been doing Bowflex walking two miles and Thi Chi but the part I read that said to much exercising could cause a rise in cortisol which. I am fighting cholesterol  can you guys help me with this I am still new at this . I just need to get it all. Togather. Warrior430 (Jim)



Posted by: Warrior430, Monday, July 12, 2010, 12:04am; Reply: 194
has anyone used thenWarrior supplements the three pack thanks
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, July 12, 2010, 12:32am; Reply: 195
Hi W430,
My pleasure to help out..fellow Warriors.. :)  What you're doing sounds ok..Tai chi in and of itself is cardio..do you feel that you really need the walking? I see the bowflex is to prevent osteoporosis.. do you feel stressed out from it?  Dr. D said it's ok to do resistance training but make sure you add in the stress reducer exercise.

I myself am trying to find a balance on that. If you like to come into the "A FS Fitness Log" thread..(FS means fresh start)  in the Fit Right 4 Your Type forum, you can log your workouts with the rest of us and chat about what feels good. It's all A's (mostly) so we all can compare notes.  I just started riding a bike again and I also started Oxycise and I like the body blade. (really good for rotator cuff rehab and really tightens the core)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, July 12, 2010, 1:48am; Reply: 196
good read
http://www.genotypediet.com/welcome.pl
click on warrior
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, July 12, 2010, 3:03am; Reply: 197
Quoted from MileHighRob
My mom would rake up dead pine needles and put them under the fig tree, for some reason.  Mulch, perhaps?  Anyway, one 4th of July I was playing with sparklers and as the thing was near the end of its life, I hurled it high into the air.  It landed in the dead pine cones and caught the beloved fig tree on fire.  Ooooops

Oh boy!  Mulch definitely helps retain the moisture, but can have other effects as well.  Hope the tree recovered.

Enjoy your figs!
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, July 12, 2010, 3:09am; Reply: 198
Quoted from Warrior430
Now if you would tell me how do you Exercise? I have been doing Bowflex walking two miles and Thi Chi but the part I read that said to much exercising could cause a rise in cortisol. I am fighting cholesterol can you guys help me with this I am still new at this. Warrior430 (Jim)

Lola linked in a great overview.  I do some walking, some stretching, some meditation.  Probably not as much as recommended due to ongoing detox.  If I do too much, I get overly toxic and feel really bad for several days.  As an AB, I have less problem with Cortisol...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 5:40pm; Reply: 199
I saw the lemon juice thread. Do any other Warriors have problems drinking lemon juice in water?  I can't tolerate it.  I have a citrus allergy. I was even drinking copious amounts of  iced green tea with lemon and my stomach started burning after a week of daily drinking. I had to stop drinking tea with lemon.  I like raspberry or peach better anyway.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 6:47pm; Reply: 200
I use lime juice at home and lemon if we are out somewhere, but I don't drink it everyday because I don't seem to need it that often.  I've never had a problem associated with either.  I usually drink it tap temp or colder, unless I have hot tea.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 1:46pm; Reply: 201
Hi Warriors,
What's for breakfast?   I had my favorite (other than pancakes)  oatbran cereal with a dash of vanilla, stevia, raisins and peanut butter..with almond milk Mmmm..yummo. :P I  could eat pancakes or oatmeal every day...love it. I also had some scrambled eggs with chives for protein or I would get hungry all day long.  :)
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 3:25pm; Reply: 202
Lentils with a little veggies that I cooked overnight... sort of... I needed to add more water and cook longer so they might be slightly dry this morning.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 5:28pm; Reply: 203
Stayin' home rest of the week.  So home cookin' every day for lunch.  Today it's Tempeh, Yu Choi, scallions, ginger, garlic, x-lite Olive oil, Japanese soy sauce, lemon juice, brown rice.  Red wine on the side.  Bone ape-tit, y'all.  ;D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 5:36pm; Reply: 204
Sounds tasty... For those of you looking for tempeh recipes, Christina Cooks has a couple of cookbooks with a lot of tempeh recipes. She's a vegan who's following macrobiotic cooking ..says she was cured leukemia by macrobiotics.. Notice.. that she looks like a Warrior..  ;D Might be the reason.
Japanese cooking other than sushi is not a favorite cuisine of mine, but she has Americanized tempeh recipes in there. Even recipes for brown rice syrup..Some of you might have that and not know how to use it.
http://www.christinacooks.com
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 7:01pm; Reply: 205
I'm at war with two bacterial illnesses right now (this lingering strep throat and now a sinus thing which isn't pretty), so I'm going raw for a couple of days and see if I can get rid of it without an antibiotic.  

So this morning I had a juice made by my beloved DH with celery, apple, pineapple, ginger root and lime.

For lunch I had some cucumber slices (straight from the garden) and an attempt at a nap.

For a snack I'm having a bowl full of almonds, peanuts, dried figs and dried currants.

I had some fresh lemonade too.  Fresh squeezed lemons, water and agave.  Yum!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 7:26pm; Reply: 206
Feel better Leanne. I never fought strep without an antibiotic. You're brave.  :)  IMHO though, a person fighting infection needs protein.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 7:30pm; Reply: 207
Quoted from Ribbit
I'm at war with two bacterial illnesses right now (this lingering strep throat and now a sinus thing which isn't pretty), so I'm going raw for a couple of days and see if I can get rid of it without an antibiotic.

Do you have colloidal silver?
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 4:11am; Reply: 208
I'm a mess with a dog bite wound (it is healing, but the actual puncture wound is kind of pussy and slightly pink (not tender)). I also am experiencing edema in my ankles and knees, the right one being worse than the left. The right side is where the dog bite is, and I scraped the back of my heel last night on a metal door as I was walking out (also the right). The swelling got so bad today that as soon as I was done grooming, I had to soak my feet in cold water with acv, then elevate them for a better part of an hour, then finally I gave in and took 2 advils. I can now see the veins in my feet, but they are still slightly swollen. I also had (what I think was) an overdose on EmergenC last week, and actually fainted while driving. No one was hurt, thankfully. To read more about that, go to the FS thread.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 4:08pm; Reply: 209
Quoted from Drea
I'm a mess with a dog bite wound (it is healing, but the actual puncture wound is kind of pussy and slightly pink (not tender)). I also am experiencing edema in my ankles and knees, the right one being worse than the left. The right side is where the dog bite is, and I scraped the back of my heel last night on a metal door as I was walking out (also the right). The swelling got so bad today that as soon as I was done grooming, I had to soak my feet in cold water with acv, then elevate them for a better part of an hour, then finally I gave in and took 2 advils. I can now see the veins in my feet, but they are still slightly swollen. I also had (what I think was) an overdose on EmergenC last week, and actually fainted while driving. No one was hurt, thankfully. To read more about that, go to the FS thread.


Hi Drea,
Yes, I read about you fainting in the FS thread. I posted a message for you.. I don't know if you saw it there.  :-/   For your wound, get Manuka honey on it right away. It kills infection like crazy where antibiotics have failed..it kills the flesh eating bacteria as well (MRSA)
http://www.manukahoneyusa.com/customer-testimonies-with-photos.htm
Check out the photos..gross but makes the point of the healing power.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 6:35pm; Reply: 210
Thanks for the link for Manuka Honey, Mayflowers. Looks interesting. And yes, I did see your post. Your link was very interesting (and apropos). Sorry I didn't reply. :K)

My legs were normal when I woke up from sleeping with my feet elevated all night, but after being up for an hour or so, the right one is now swelling again. Not as bad as last night, though. I'm drinking plain water and limiting my salt intake, as well as staying compliant foodwise.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 7:14pm; Reply: 211
Quoted from Drea
Thanks for the link for Manuka Honey, Mayflowers. Looks interesting. And yes, I did see your post. Your link was very interesting (and apropos). Sorry I didn't reply. :K)

My legs were normal when I woke up from sleeping with my feet elevated all night, but after being up for an hour or so, the right one is now swelling again. Not as bad as last night, though. I'm drinking plain water and limiting my salt intake, as well as staying compliant foodwise.


No worries... ;D :K) ..  I noticed in the summer I get very bloated due to the heat. What happens is the heat makes the body retain water in case of a drought.. Efficient huh?  :)  Not very comfortable.. The way to get rid of the bloat is to convince your body that you are not having a drought and drink a lot of water..no soda..(Lol..I saw the mountain dew..hey I love ginger ale..) The caffeine in the soda will dehydrate you, and also if you drink tea and coffee.  

Also, I wanted to add that I finally took Lola's suggestion and started body brushing after 4 years of not doing it..
I have a ex-broken ankle that stills swells up especially now..I noticed the swelling has gone way down since I been body brushing the last  two months, so I think this might help.  Thank you to Miss Lola.. :) :K)
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 8:30pm; Reply: 212
I severely (so much so that I was in a cast for my HS graduation) twisted  my left ankle when I was 18 and then the next Spring, almost to the day, twisted it again (yup, another cast). It swells up too, but I've never made the connection to the warmer months until you mentioned it (makes sense since I rarely wear socks in the summer, but almost always in the winter). I used to body brush every morning. I'll start again to see if that makes a difference. I know my skin loved it. I stopped when I moved from CA to CO, where it gets cold in the winter. Now I live in NM, and it still gets cold (ha ha). If I make it a habit while it's still warm...
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 9:22pm; Reply: 213
;)
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, July 22, 2010, 1:55am; Reply: 214
I just got a referral from a client on a ND in Los Alamos; not close, but may be worth a visit. My client "swears by" her, she says the ND has helped her tremendously with a until recently un-diagnosed case of diverticulitis? I'm not exactly sure what that is, but it sounded painful from Michelle's description. Anyhoo, I'm going to call this ND tomorrow to set up an appointment.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, July 22, 2010, 3:28pm; Reply: 215
Divertivculitis, an infection in the diverticulum in the intestines..the little pockets in the wall of the colon that fill with stagnant fecal matter and get inflammed.from the food not moving fast enough. My grandmother had it. Most probably from being old, and an A and eating meat..which tends to not move quickly through the intestines..
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 24, 2010, 12:46am; Reply: 216
This Warrior is very sad and depressed after his mother-in-law's funeral today.  No, I have not cheated, and will not.  Took my son to his play performance (as Huck in Tom Sawyer) and did a little shopping.  Got some baby Yu Choi that looks wonderful.  Plums, avocados, limes, scallions, all kinds of superfoods.  Asked the lady at the market where they get their Asian vege's and they said California.  It always looks wonderful.  Now doing some laundry.  Anything to keep my mind off today's events.  Too tired to do the dishes.  My mother-in-law was a terrific lady, never an unkind word to me, and terribly missed by all.  Got such a busy weekend ahead of me--cooking (then more dishes), mowing the lawn, running my son to his play, seeing him in his final performance on Sunday.  What else?  There's always something.
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, July 24, 2010, 12:54am; Reply: 217
Quoted from 10384
  What else?  There's always something.


Yes, because you're a Warrior.   ;)  I'm sorry for your loss.
Posted by: MileHighRob, Saturday, July 24, 2010, 1:21am; Reply: 218
Sorry to hear about your loss Adam.  Good on you for deciding not to "reward" yourself for the pain you've endured through all of this.  

Speaking of super-foods, do you like mushrooms?  If so, can you find Mitake mushrooms in your area?  I highly recommend them.  I can't get enough of 'em.  

Peace be with you.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, July 24, 2010, 1:43am; Reply: 219
Quoted from 10384
This Warrior is very sad

This is to be expected when losing a loved one...  It is good to be busy, especially in times of grief.  Enjoy your weekend, Adam...
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 24, 2010, 2:21am; Reply: 220
Thanks, everyone.  Had some guacamole (can't get enough of it) and flax crackers, and then some refreshing cucumbers/onions/garlic/lemon juice/oregano/salt/water that's been sitting on the counter all day.  Garlic and onion are in both, and those help me sleep. Had my Methyl-B12 and L-Tryptophan, so hope to drift off to sleep soon.  Looking for a fresh start tomorrow.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, July 24, 2010, 3:43pm; Reply: 221
Quoted from 10384
This Warrior is very sad and depressed after his mother-in-law's funeral today.  No, I have not cheated, and will not. .


My deepest sympathies Adam.  :'(    You're doing great on your diet!  and Dr. D's dad Dr. James D'Adamo said, "Stress is best handled by a healthy body"  So you're doing the best thing for yourself. :K) :)
Posted by: Cristina, Saturday, July 24, 2010, 8:31pm; Reply: 222
Sorry for your loss Adam, and ditto MF, you are a great ambassador for this way of life. :)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Sunday, July 25, 2010, 11:28am; Reply: 223
Thanks for all the support, everyone.  Was a busy day yesterday, doing laundry, shopping, cooking, dishes, mowing the lawn, then going out to the blues club for a bit of entertainment.  A nice fun ending to the day.  Should I confess about the couple of little naughty little cheats I had?  LOL  

No matter, I'm still at 225, the lowest weight yet, and looking forward to work next week, so I can get back on my normal exercise routine.  Being home all week put a damper on my walking, as there is nowhere here that I like to walk.  

The freezer is full of basmati rice & lentils, and many servings of yu choi and gai-lan.  Will be baking up copious amounts of flax/spelt crackers.  Got some fresh new miso from Japan, so looking forward to sampling some of that.  Got plans to make some saag paneer with basmati rice today.  Haven't done that in a while.  Very compliant stuff.  

All is well, and looking forward to continuing my journey to complete wellness.  :)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, July 25, 2010, 5:03pm; Reply: 224
great job! :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, July 26, 2010, 6:19pm; Reply: 225
Hi Warriors...what's for lunch today?

I went to WF and got some seitan korma and cauliflower and mushrooms..both prepared Indian style..
Not bad..Plus I got a small cup of black bean soup. :) Green tea.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, July 26, 2010, 7:07pm; Reply: 226
I need to eat lunch. Not sure what it will be at this point; still trying to take a moment to go over to the house (I'm at the kennel alone today).
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, July 26, 2010, 7:22pm; Reply: 227
Quoted from Drea
I need to eat lunch. Not sure what it will be at this point; still trying to take a moment to go over to the house (I'm at the kennel alone today).


I need to get with the program and make my lunch. I manage to eat breakfast but lunch is a real problem. Lately I've been having soy/almond milk smoothies I make for lunch and they are pretty dang filling..I add 3 scoops of soy powder (Genisoy) and lecithin, and brewer's yeast and either pb, stevia, almond butter,  or mixed frozen berries.  Sometimes I'll make it at home (If I can remember  ::) ) and take it to work with me.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, July 26, 2010, 9:14pm; Reply: 228
My lunch was a bowl of blueberries and a tofurky sausage with horseradish sauce. Not the best, but it could have been worse. I'm looking at a big pile of soy nuts, almonds, pepitas, and dried cranberries (home made trail mix) but I must have eaten too much yesterday as it just does not sound good to me today. I'm going to get a large container of ice so I can have some unsweetened cranberry water.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, July 26, 2010, 9:40pm; Reply: 229
OK, so, I was sitting in a meeting at 3pm STARVING TO DEATH, and I'm going "Hey, Adam, how many lentils did you put in that basmati rice?".  So, I did a bit of googling and found that I was WAY OFF on the lentil measurements.  I will be adding a LOT MORE of those little guys next time.  No wonder I kept wanting to keep shoveling down the rice.  NOT ENOUGH VEGETABLE PROTEIN!!!   TOO MANY CARBS!!!!!   ARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!

ok i feel better now.  ;D  (especially after this piece of dark chocolate right here, yum!)
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, July 26, 2010, 9:45pm; Reply: 230
When all fails, put in the pacifier... ;D   ;)

Don't you love that superfood!
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, July 26, 2010, 9:50pm; Reply: 231
Thanks, Joe, I laughed at that.  Yeah, Adam is suffering a case of the Mondays after a 6 day break from work.  Can't wait to go home.  Thinking of a trip to the Rec for a nice swim.  It's been about 4 years since I've swam.  Swum?  Swami?  Ok, I'm done.  ;D
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 12:32am; Reply: 232
Ok, so dinner is way better than breakfast or lunch. Br. rice pasta with sauteed mustard greens, turnip greens, spinach, feta, fresh ginger root, and fresh pressed garlic. Cranberry water.

How about you?
Posted by: MileHighRob, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 2:30pm; Reply: 233
Adam, for reference sake.  I usually eat about 3/4 cup lentils to 1/2 cup brown rice per serving.  I'd say you've probably already figured out the correct proportions judging from your post.  Certainly need more vegetable protein and less carb content.  

This is just my opinion but guessing from what I read you're eating, I'd think if you were to adjust some of your cracker and other good carbs just a tad bit you'd probably notice even more dramatic results with both your weight loss and skin care.  I'm not talking about going all out Atkins but just a minor fine tuning of the breads, cereals, rice and cracker portions.    
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 2:53pm; Reply: 234
Hi all,
Yesterday I did very good up until dinner time and them I cracked..I don't care to discuss the level of cracking but I'll say I stayed vegetarian.  :B  And of course you all know why..My son. Not to mention..I'm having financial difficulties..I got my sons through high school that's what's important. Now if I can get James through college..I'd be so grateful..(pray)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 2:56pm; Reply: 235
Quoted from 10384
OK, so, I was sitting in a meeting at 3pm STARVING TO DEATH, and I'm going "Hey, Adam, how many lentils did you put in that basmati rice?".  So, I did a bit of googling and found that I was WAY OFF on the lentil measurements.


Hi Adam
Do you find you can eat as much of the diamond foods that you like and still continue with weight loss?  Because if you can..eat as much as you like.  Straight from the doctor's mouth...  :) (or Mac)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 5:57pm; Reply: 236
Thanks for the input MHR and MF.  I am fine tuning my diet as we speak.  I have "plateaued" and need to continue weight loss.  Still at 225-227 for about 2 weeks now.  Still too round about the belly.  Not good.  Still too heavy to take walks comfortably.  Right foot is flat and that ankle still aches sometimes.  Anyway, I'm going to revive my SWAMI thread and put more details in there.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 11:09pm; Reply: 237
Warriors,

How about some dinner suggestions? Are you eating cold meals or hot meals during the summer? My stomach is begging for cold meals.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 11:32pm; Reply: 238
Not a supper, but a great way to get your live foods the cool way.  I've been making sliced cucumbers & sliced vidalia onions soaked in water, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, & salt.  Let sit overnight on the counter-top and dig in the next day all day long.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 11:37pm; Reply: 239
Quoted from 815
How about some dinner suggestions? Are you eating cold meals or hot meals during the summer? My stomach is begging for cold meals.
It was only hot here for about a week, then back to the 70s for us.  As such, I really haven't changed that much.  I also eat more proteins than suggested by the book, but I am doing a tremendous amount of detox and healing, which requires lots of protein.

Typical dinner for me is to cook come vegetables (brussels sprouts, peas, spinach) with some brown rice in turkey or vegetable broth with some compliant spices (curry combination, garlic, onion) and have some fruit (pineapple, peaches, watermelon, or figs) for dessert.  I sometimes add turkey, sardines, or tilapia to my rice combo to up the protein a bit.

When I want something cold, I will pre-cook some protein (meat or fish on the grill or oven), maybe some refrig'd beans and get salad fixin's & turn this all into a mountain of chef salad with some homemade ranch dressing substitute...

Another cold dinner - again very basic, put out a bed of cottage cheese, spoon some pre-cooked lentils or pinto beans (spiced compliantly, of course) over the cottage cheese, top with sardines and put a bunch of carrot sticks and maybe some broccoli florets on the side.  If you want more grain, less bean - replace the beans with rice, quinoa, or whatever else you have already made...  It is a matter of personal taste anyway...

As you can tell, I won't be winning the Masterchef competition, but I will eat good!

Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, July 29, 2010, 1:23am; Reply: 240
Good cold side dish.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1012
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, July 29, 2010, 1:10pm; Reply: 241
Adam.. that's a side dish right?  

I'm not a sardine lover..but thanks Joe. They're on my neutral list anyway.  I have anchovies as a super bennie..

Sounds tasty Rib.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, July 29, 2010, 3:01pm; Reply: 242
Quoted from 815
I'm not a sardine lover..but thanks Joe. They're on my neutral list anyway.  I have anchovies as a super bennie..

That's an easy sub...  Mix and match to taste.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, July 29, 2010, 4:57pm; Reply: 243
Quoted from 815
Adam.. that's a side dish right?  


Nah, I would consider it a snack, myself.  Or as a side to go with some cold pinto bean dip (pureed pintos/onion/garlic/cilantro/cumin/lime/salt) and some homemade flax crackers.  A glass of red wine, and now you have a complete cold summertime meal.  Let me know when dinner is served!  :)

Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, July 30, 2010, 12:07am; Reply: 244
I made bean dip yesterday.  Everybody loved it.  I'd made white kidney beans in the crock pot, then I pureed them with onion powder, salt, walnut oil and lemon juice.  I ate it on celery sticks.  Everybody else ate it on rice cakes.  If I was making it for myself I would have put a good bit of fresh pressed garlic.  But as it was (kid-friendly), the lemon juice really shined through and I was pleased.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 30, 2010, 12:42am; Reply: 245
Oh, how I would have loved to have brought up my kids on the BTD.  I think really that's the most practical way for young kids, know their blood type, and start them on the BTD.  My son is on the SWAMI at age 21.  I think this is amazing.  He is really the one who needs it the most.  He has major sinus issues, had ear infections as a kid, needed ear surgery.  He is a Theater major and can tell that the GTD/SWAMI gets him majorly healthy and brings out energy and emotion for the stage.  Now, my wife and daughters, well, we'll not go there.   ::)
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, July 30, 2010, 12:53am; Reply: 246
Stubborn women. ::) ;) ;D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 30, 2010, 1:01am; Reply: 247
L.O.L.  LOL
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 30, 2010, 5:26am; Reply: 248
Quoted from 10384
Now, my wife and daughters, well, we'll not go there.   ::)

Patience, and results on your part and pain on their part...  They'll be on board...
Posted by: Lola, Friday, July 30, 2010, 6:24am; Reply: 249
Alan,
would you mind shrinking Drew? ;)
make him loose another 80 by clicking on a smaller scale for the picture ;D

thanks for your cooperation
Posted by: kescah, Friday, July 30, 2010, 2:52pm; Reply: 250
I've been putsing through this thread as time permits, but I have a couple of questions. Admittedly I don't have the book yet, but I will get it.

1) Is it typical that Warriors are off of coffee? Or is it just because I said I was caffeine sensitive?

2) What is Warrior exercise supposed to be like?

Thanks- I promise to read the book! ;D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, July 30, 2010, 3:01pm; Reply: 251
My Ma and I are both Warriors and we love coffee.  But, we both only have one cup in the morning, early, then wait half and hour, then eat.  (No, I don't live with her, I just know this about her)  I am not caffeine sensitive, but rather caffeine addictive.  I actually build up a tolerance to caffeine and need more just to get me going in the morning.  Now, yes, if I've gone off coffee for a week, then drink a cup, I'm spazzing out.  But, I build up a tolerance quickly.  Is this true of you as well?  You are an A, so coffee is good for you on the blood type diet (BTD), and ok for Warriors on the genotype diet (GTD).

Exercise should be light weights, walking, swimming, light hiking, tennis, 9 holes golf walking the course.  Not heavy weights and running like Explorers.  We should exercise nearly every day (4 days/week minimum I think) with some kind of cardio-based exercise for 30 to 40 minutes.  Also, stretch before and after for 5 minutes.  Meditation is also very helpful.

Get the book!  ;D
Posted by: kescah, Friday, July 30, 2010, 3:15pm; Reply: 252
That's great! I love coffee. I am sensitive to caffeine, but only larger amounts and I'm happy to switch to decaf later in the day. If I want more at all. I was happy as a coffee drinking A. ;D Then SWAMI took it away, so I guess it is because I said I am caffeine sensitive.

The exercise feels perfect! I could never do like an A~ stand still and breathe deep. lol. Reach up an arm. ;D I gotta move it!!! ;D

Thanks Adam.
Posted by: kescah, Friday, July 30, 2010, 4:11pm; Reply: 253
Quoted from 815


Hmm. I guess a Warrior is a Warrior is a Warrior.. I would have thought you got a little more meat than me because of the B-ness.  Do you get lamb?  I can have veal once a week if I want. I can also have duck, cornish hen, (black dots) emu, caribou, kangaroo...


Wait, hold it- is a black dot a good thing? I thought it must be a super-avoid.

Also, is Rockfish on the Warrior list? It isn't in the typebase, but I love it; it tastes like red snapper. I need to know cuz we have it around here.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 30, 2010, 6:19pm; Reply: 254
Quoted from kescah


Wait, hold it- is a black dot a good thing? I thought it must be a super-avoid.

Also, is Rockfish on the Warrior list? It isn't in the typebase, but I love it; it tastes like red snapper. I need to know cuz we have it around here.

a black dot item is an item to be avoided for 3-6 months while the genes are reset - then to be treated as an occasional neutral as long as it doesn't cause weight gain or other problem...  Paraphrased from GTD book...

Rockfish isn't specifically listed for any Genotype - good or bad...  Is it known by some other name, or a relative to something else?
Posted by: kescah, Friday, July 30, 2010, 6:28pm; Reply: 255
Quoted from ABJoe

a black dot item is an item to be avoided for 3-6 months while the genes are reset - then to be treated as an occasional neutral as long as it doesn't cause weight gain or other problem...  Paraphrased from GTD book...

Rockfish isn't specifically listed for any Genotype - good or bad...  Is it known by some other name, or a relative to something else?


Thanks.

Rockfish is often sold as Red Snapper according to the Typebase under RS. It is sure yummy cooked in tamari!!!
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 30, 2010, 6:31pm; Reply: 256
Quoted from kescah
Rockfish is often sold as Red Snapper according to the Typebase under RS. It is sure yummy cooked in tamari!!!

Red Snapper is a Diamond Superfood for Warrior, by the book.
Posted by: kescah, Friday, July 30, 2010, 7:29pm; Reply: 257
Quoted from ABJoe

Red Snapper is a Diamond Superfood for Warrior, by the book.


Yes, it is that on my swami. But it is Rockfish in my kitchen. Thus the question. :P

Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 30, 2010, 8:33pm; Reply: 258
Quoted from kescah
Yes, it is that on my swami. But it is Rockfish in my kitchen. Thus the question. :P

According to this information, some Rockfish species are misnamed Bass and others Red Snapper...  http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/notebook/fish/rockfish.php

Since we aren't sure whether the Rockfish was rated, I would assume Neutral rating.
Posted by: kescah, Friday, July 30, 2010, 11:05pm; Reply: 259
Quoted from ABJoe

According to this information, some Rockfish species are misnamed Bass and others Red Snapper...  http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/pubs/notebook/fish/rockfish.php

Since we aren't sure whether the Rockfish was rated, I would assume Neutral rating.


Thanks! :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, July 30, 2010, 11:22pm; Reply: 260
BTW, coffee is a super beneficial for me..

Warrior exercise should be yoga, tai chi, qi gong, pilates...walking is ok or swimming..Nothing too strenuous.  I love oxycise..it doesn't kick the patooti out of me...
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, July 31, 2010, 12:30am; Reply: 261
Quoted from kescah
Is it typical that Warriors are off of coffee?
I don't know. ??)  I could never stand the taste enough to know whether it bothered me or not... :P  

Posted by: Drea, Saturday, July 31, 2010, 12:35am; Reply: 262
I'm a coffee drinker, and coffee is a diamond for me, too. I do limit the amount, though. I wouldn't call myself caffeine sensitive, though if I drink any caffeine after noon, I'll be up late.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, July 31, 2010, 1:39am; Reply: 263
white perch (really a member of the BASS family) and the ocean perch (a member of the ROCKFISH family)
Posted by: kescah, Saturday, July 31, 2010, 1:59am; Reply: 264
Quoted from ABJoe
I don't know. ??)  I could never stand the taste enough to know whether it bothered me or not... :P  



I'll trade you my hubby's dark chocolate for your decaf. ;D
Posted by: kescah, Saturday, July 31, 2010, 2:00am; Reply: 265
Quoted from Lola
white perch (really a member of the BASS family) and the ocean perch (a member of the ROCKFISH family)


Yay, I gets perch!!!
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Saturday, July 31, 2010, 8:37pm; Reply: 266
Tai Chi is WAY too stressful for me.  Try balancing on one foot for about 5 minutes.  Go on...I'm waiting...see what I mean?   :(
Posted by: kescah, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 3:54am; Reply: 267
I got myself some coffee after a time without it; since I did my swami. And guess what. Cracks in my hands again. I totally forgot that my hands got smooth when I went off coffee.  :-/ So back off coffee for another trial.

I ate away from home as carefully as I could today, but there could have been an ingredient in the ginger dressing I had that didn't work for me. Everything else was a super or diamond.

It could be coffee. Oh well.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 6:32am; Reply: 268
we learn the hard way! :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 6:46am; Reply: 269
Quoted from kescah
I'll trade ... for your decaf. ;D

Are you kidding???  I would never buy the stuff to have to trade...   ;)
Posted by: kescah, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 3:50pm; Reply: 270
Quoted from Lola
we learn the hard way! :)


How did swami know? :o

Adam, without trying I get your point!

Joe, my hubby's chocolate is 85% anyway. Too dark for you or most of the world. ;D
Posted by: kescah, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 4:38pm; Reply: 271
Hmmm. Despite being busy yesterday and eating less food because of it, I gained a pound back. Everything was compliant unless there was a wrong ingredient in the ginger dressing or apple flax muffin and my COFFEE! I eat mostly diamonds! However, I was very sedentary yesterday. Long hours in the car and sitting in chairs here and there.

I will be shocked if I learn that black coffee puts weight on me. But I'll be watching to see. >:(
Posted by: MileHighRob, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 5:31pm; Reply: 272
Quoted from 10384
Tai Chi is WAY too stressful for me.  Try balancing on one foot for about 5 minutes.  Go on...I'm waiting...see what I mean?   :(

Adam, it's only difficult initially.  Practicing is what builds the core strength required to do those balancing acts.  Tai Chi should never be stressful.  That's why Dr. D has included it in the A BT exercise regimen.  It's an anti-stress exercise.    
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Sunday, August 1, 2010, 5:35pm; Reply: 273
I also think Tennis is way too stressful, yet Dr. D used to love it.  I love weights, too stressful for some Warriors.  Also love challenging hiking with hilly terrain.  That little Asian dude teaching Tai Chi was peeving me off big time. LOL Guess it's each his own.
Posted by: MileHighRob, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 7:55pm; Reply: 274
As Lola always reminds us, individuality.   ;)
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 8:08pm; Reply: 275
Quoted from kescah
Hmmm. Despite being busy yesterday and eating less food because of it, I gained a pound back. Everything was compliant unless there was a wrong ingredient in the ginger dressing or apple flax muffin and my COFFEE! I eat mostly diamonds! However, I was very sedentary yesterday. Long hours in the car and sitting in chairs here and there.

I will be shocked if I learn that black coffee puts weight on me. But I'll be watching to see. >:(

Not that I watch closely, but when I don't eat enough, I gain weight - like the body starts holding onto everything due to being hungry...

I don't have anything wrong with 85% chocolate, I meant that I wouldn't have any coffee to trade for it...
Posted by: kescah, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 8:52pm; Reply: 276
Quoted from ABJoe

Not that I watch closely, but when I don't eat enough, I gain weight - like the body starts holding onto everything due to being hungry...

I don't have anything wrong with 85% chocolate, I meant that I wouldn't have any coffee to trade for it...


I know; I'm teasing you. You eat what, 72% choco?
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Sunday, August 1, 2010, 9:41pm; Reply: 277
My post to MHR inspired me to go for broke and head to the wilderness areas around here and go for a hike.  Take a hike, Adam!  I just *know* that's what everyone's thinking.  Hmmm?  Hmmmmm?   ;D

The hike was around a lake with NOBODY around.  I saw these bushes that had these purple clusters of dense little flowers with all of these butterflies on them.  Blue ones and yellow ones...looked like the monarch type.  Had one flying around me and teasing me.  What a treat!

Then a hike up some hills to cliffs that had these barren-like trees that had...get this...a few vultures sitting on them.  Then I look up and there are like a hundred birds WAY up in the sky circling and floating on the wind.  The sun was shining.  What a beautiful experience.  Got a lot of Warrior frustration out of my system.  Talked myself to death.  Made all sorts of future plans for my life, etc.  Just love it when I do that.

Had a wonderful meal post-hike.  A big big salad, just like Elaine from Seinfeld, with romaine and a tiny bit of spinach, with a dressing made from tahini (a SF from my SWAMI), lime juice, garlic, olive oil (that extra virgin stuff from Sicily, just divine), a little Celtic sea salt, mixed the dressing, then added the salad and mixed it altogether.  Had a little diamond red wine (or a lot, can't remember ha! LOL).  Had some leftover tofu reheated in a 400 degree oven that I'd deep fried last night, coated in brown rice flour and deep fried in olive oil.  Dipped those in soy sauce with fresh minced garlic added.

Oh, boy oh boy...I'll tell ya folks...I feel like a million bucks.  Fresh air, exercise, talking out all that Warrior built up nonsense in my system, a great 100% compliant meal afterwards...words fail me at the moment as to how great I'm feeling.  Having a little 72% "Endangered Species" brand dark chocolate which has little bits of espresso beans in it.  Heaven, I tell ya...simply Heaven!
Posted by: MileHighRob, Sunday, August 1, 2010, 10:10pm; Reply: 278
Quoted from 10384
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Oh, boy oh boy...I'll tell ya folks...I feel like a million bucks.  Fresh air, exercise, talking out all that Warrior built up nonsense in my system, a great 100% compliant meal afterwards...words fail me at the moment as to how great I'm feeling.  Having a little 72% "Endangered Species" brand dark chocolate which has little bits of espresso beans in it.  Heaven, I tell ya...simply Heaven!

:) Nice... sounds like a lovely and productive excursion Adam.   :)
Posted by: kescah, Monday, August 2, 2010, 12:43am; Reply: 279
Sounds amazing Adam! Takes me back to my childhood, and I'd like to have some of that today.

Adam; I never found out where you get your dandelion root tea.... missed it if you found my post and replied. ;D

I feel so great about my diet, too, and am exercising a little more than I did before.
Posted by: kescah, Monday, August 2, 2010, 12:45am; Reply: 280
Rob, just found that you are a Warrior! When did you find out? Should have known, eh?  ;D
Posted by: Warrior430, Monday, August 2, 2010, 12:57am; Reply: 281
Looking for a good black bean recpie  
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, August 2, 2010, 1:16am; Reply: 282
Quoted from Warrior430
Looking for a good black bean recipe  

Swap out any non-compliant ingredients...
http://www.genotypediet.com/csvsearch7x.pl?Stuff=GT5&search=black+bean
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, August 2, 2010, 2:04am; Reply: 283
Quoted from 10384
I also think Tennis is way too stressful, yet Dr. D used to love it.  I love weights, too stressful for some Warriors.  Also love challenging hiking with hilly terrain.  That little Asian dude teaching Tai Chi was peeving me off big time. LOL Guess it's each his own.


Dr. D said that most exercise is fine..as long as you do the stress reduction..like meditation and/or yoga..
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, August 2, 2010, 2:11am; Reply: 284
Quoted from kescah
Adam; I never found out where you get your dandelion root tea.... missed it if you found my post and replied. ;D


Found it in bulk at our local Co-op.  Have no idea where they get it.  I'm not too fond of it, tho.  I add it to my burdock root tea as I like that better.
Posted by: kescah, Monday, August 2, 2010, 4:13am; Reply: 285
Quoted from 10384


Found it in bulk at our local Co-op.  Have no idea where they get it.  I'm not too fond of it, tho.  I add it to my burdock root tea as I like that better.


Ah too bad. We used to buy one 30 years ago that we just loved- it was satisfying like coffee, and then suddenly it was gone. They didn't make it anymore. :(
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, August 2, 2010, 9:15am; Reply: 286
Quoted from kescah


Ah too bad. We used to buy one 30 years ago that we just loved- it was satisfying like coffee, and then suddenly it was gone. They didn't make it anymore. :(


This is interesting because I took my Ma to the Co-op recently (she'd never been there before) and I showed her the bulk dandy root and she told me the same thing....that the stuff she used to buy was real dark and tasted similar to coffee.
Posted by: kescah, Monday, August 2, 2010, 2:59pm; Reply: 287
Quoted from 10384


This is interesting because I took my Ma to the Co-op recently (she'd never been there before) and I showed her the bulk dandy root and she told me the same thing....that the stuff she used to buy was real dark and tasted similar to coffee.


One thing- it was called Roasted Dandelion Root. You could try roasting some and see how it goes?????
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, August 2, 2010, 3:54pm; Reply: 288
Another good alternative is Teecino

http://www.teecino.com/     The "original" flavor has orange peel in it but the other flavors don't..like my favo..mocha It's very good. And it's made from barley. But they said no gluten was in it.
You just make a pot of coffee every day for a couple of weeks and sub one scoop for teecino..next day 2 scoops of teecino..and so on till it's all teecino and you're off coffee without withdrawals.  :)
Posted by: DoS, Monday, August 2, 2010, 5:20pm; Reply: 289
I started in on some Methyl B12. It brought back a lot of sensation to my legs. I slept like hell though.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 1:40am; Reply: 290
Quoted from DoS
I started in on some Methyl B12. It brought back a lot of sensation to my legs. I slept like hell though.


I always sleep a little better when I take B12. Try some melatonin, instead of sleeping pills for occassional sleeplessness.   I only take 1 mg.
Posted by: MileHighRob, Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 2:47pm; Reply: 291
Quoted from kescah
Rob, just found that you are a Warrior! When did you find out? Should have known, eh?  ;D

Well I've yet to confirm but I'd be more surprised than I was when I found out I wasn't a nonnie if I happen to be anything else.  All of the basic/generalized questions show I'm a definite Warrior though.

I have the book but have been compliantly following the diabetes protocol for now.  I will begin reading it as soon as I'm comfortable enough to tackle a few new things.  

I take another A1c test this week.  Last results, I tested 5.9 which is just in the normal range.  A lower number this time will likely give me the boost I need to explore GTD and Swammi.  
Posted by: kescah, Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 9:49pm; Reply: 292
Quoted from MileHighRob

Well I've yet to confirm but I'd be more surprised than I was when I found out I wasn't a nonnie if I happen to be anything else.  All of the basic/generalized questions show I'm a definite Warrior though.

I have the book but have been compliantly following the diabetes protocol for now.  I will begin reading it as soon as I'm comfortable enough to tackle a few new things.  

I take another A1c test this week.  Last results, I tested 5.9 which is just in the normal range.  A lower number this time will likely give me the boost I need to explore GTD and Swammi.  


Hmm, it will be interesting. I'm sure swami will be great for you. It takes your diabetes into account. I'm really thrilled with my swami! And enjoying my added foods. Sad to see coffee go, but it seems to have a negative impact on my eczema, so it was one of those friends which are not really friends. :)
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 10:22pm; Reply: 293
Quoted from kescah


Joe, my hubby's chocolate is 85% anyway. Too dark for you or most of the world. ;D


My husband eats the 100%.  I like the 85.  If they had 95 I'd get it.  
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 10:25pm; Reply: 294
Quoted from 815


I always sleep a little better when I take B12. Try some melatonin, instead of sleeping pills for occassional sleeplessness.   I only take 1 mg.


I do 1 cc every 5 or so days.  Definitely helps with the nerve pain.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, August 6, 2010, 1:09pm; Reply: 295
Quoted from Ribbit


I do 1 cc every 5 or so days.  Definitely helps with the nerve pain.


Astaxanthan really helps with tendinitis and pain. Great for sun protection as well.

Posted by: Drea, Friday, August 6, 2010, 1:26pm; Reply: 296
Quoted from 815


Astaxanthan really helps with tendinitis and pain. Great for sun protection as well.



What form do you take this in? Meaning, what would I ask for at the hfs?

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, August 6, 2010, 3:09pm; Reply: 297
Quoted from Drea


What form do you take this in? Meaning, what would I ask for at the hfs?



It's just capsules in a regular vitamin bottle/jar thing.. I use "Now" brand..It's cheap. I get it at iherb.com
Posted by: Drea, Friday, August 6, 2010, 6:12pm; Reply: 298
I pulled a muscle in my right bicep area; it's been on and off sore for over two months, but building the fence and having a lot of dogs that need a lot of brushing has taken it's toll on me. Would this be a good choice do you think?
Posted by: 9674 (Guest), Saturday, August 7, 2010, 2:20pm; Reply: 299
??) Does anyone know where I can find out if elk meat is an avoid for my Warrior hubby? I assumed it would be since venison is an avoid, but he didn't seem to have a reaction to it...  He's also been okay with buffalo meat.
Any help would be appreciated! I'm a newbie and couldn't find anything when I did a search on elk.
Thanks much,
Dawn
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, August 7, 2010, 4:56pm; Reply: 300
how about a swami for your hub?
that will give him all his possible choices
Posted by: MileHighRob, Saturday, August 7, 2010, 5:11pm; Reply: 301
Quoted from kescah


Hmm, it will be interesting. I'm sure swami will be great for you. It takes your diabetes into account. I'm really thrilled with my swami! And enjoying my added foods. Sad to see coffee go, but it seems to have a negative impact on my eczema, so it was one of those friends which are not really friends. :)

I'm excited for the day I get to that point in my journey although BTD/diabetes protocol is working wonders for me.  AS for giving anything up I, fortunately, don't struggle with holding on to things that aren't good for me.  I like you're "friend that is really a bad friend" approach.  I'm also really open to trying new things once I wrap my head around the benefits.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, August 7, 2010, 5:57pm; Reply: 302
Dawn,
Elk seems to be unrated for GTD, as I don't see it in the lists...  As such, most people would rate it Neutral for all.  I would treat it more like the other red meats for the Genotype in question, however.  In the case of Warrior, this means very little red meat or poultry.  

Dr. D. specifically stated that some of the byproducts of red meat digestion cause an increased chance of several cancer types in the Warrior Genotype.  As such, your hubby may not have immediate reactions, but the byproducts build up in tissue and aid cancer growth later.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, August 9, 2010, 6:08pm; Reply: 303
Quoted from Drea
I pulled a muscle in my right bicep area; it's been on and off sore for over two months, but building the fence and having a lot of dogs that need a lot of brushing has taken it's toll on me. Would this be a good choice do you think?


Yes, try it..I get the 4 mg. try 1 or 2 caps to start and see. I also recommend.. MSM lotion with arnica in it. NOW makes that also.  I swear that stuff is magic... :D
Posted by: 10962 (Guest), Monday, August 16, 2010, 7:53pm; Reply: 304
I have just finished the book "Change Your Genitic Destiny".  I have some question that maybe your other Warriors will already know.  Where have you found Whey protein powder yogurt? I have googled it and can't seem to find what Dr. D' is talking about.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, August 16, 2010, 10:42pm; Reply: 305
Quoted from 10962
Where have you found Whey protein powder yogurt?

This is an error in the book, it should be 2 entries, Whey protein powder and Yogurt.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 3:45am; Reply: 306
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Posted by: Drea, Friday, August 20, 2010, 12:49am; Reply: 307
Quoted from 815


Yes, try it..I get the 4 mg. try 1 or 2 caps to start and see. I also recommend.. MSM lotion with arnica in it. NOW makes that also.  I swear that stuff is magic... :D


I found the Now Brand Astaxanthin but it contains gelatin (which I don't do). I'm still searching for gelatin-free astaxanthin, but from everything I've read about it, it's the new wonder food.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, August 20, 2010, 1:26pm; Reply: 308
Quoted from Drea


I found the Now Brand Astaxanthin but it contains gelatin (which I don't do). I'm still searching for gelatin-free astaxanthin, but from everything I've read about it, it's the new wonder food.



Too bad. I said it before, I'm not a purist. I'll take it if there's only a small amount of gelatin. I don't eat Jello..or and kind of gelatin desserts so I'm good.  I actually hate Jello. Avoided the Jello salad rings like the plague.  :)  Order it from NAP. You have to call them. It's about $25 for 30.  I have to go for the less expensive brand on my budget.
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, August 21, 2010, 2:35am; Reply: 309
I'm taking a page from your book, Mayflowers. My friend picked me up a bottle of Solaray Astaxanthin, and I'm going to give it a try for 30 days. I really want to start the supp and when I've decided whether I want to continue, then I'll get the vegan variety. A little gelatin isn't going to kill me, I suppose. ;)
Posted by: 10519 (Guest), Sunday, August 22, 2010, 8:36pm; Reply: 310
Hi Everyone

I am enjoying and being enlightened by all your posts.  New since July, I am having some trouble adjusting to the switch to more soy products (I loveunsweetened soymilk!).  Have noticed intestinal discomfort and hope this will subside as I continue.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, August 22, 2010, 10:33pm; Reply: 311
Quoted from 10519
Hi Everyone

I am enjoying and being enlightened by all your posts.  New since July, I am having some trouble adjusting to the switch to more soy products (I loveunsweetened soymilk!).  Have noticed intestinal discomfort and hope this will subside as I continue.


Hi Mnmom!  :)  I think your discomfort will subside..When years ago, when I first went vegetarian, beans really bothered me and as I kept eating them I got used them and the discomfort went away. I suggest trying Beano with it.  I myself like the liquid beano better than the pills. The pills made me queasy.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, August 22, 2010, 10:40pm; Reply: 312
Quoted from Drea
I'm taking a page from your book, Mayflowers. My friend picked me up a bottle of Solaray Astaxanthin, and I'm going to give it a try for 30 days. I really want to start the supp and when I've decided whether I want to continue, then I'll get the vegan variety. A little gelatin isn't going to kill me, I suppose. ;)


Great! That way you'll see if it works or not and then you can get it without the gelatin.  :)
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, August 22, 2010, 11:48pm; Reply: 313
How long would you say the Astaxanthin took before you noticed a difference?
Posted by: Lola, Monday, August 23, 2010, 4:05am; Reply: 314
try making your own soy milk, with no gums or additives etc, known to be inflammatory
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, August 23, 2010, 1:19pm; Reply: 315
Quoted from Drea
How long would you say the Astaxanthin took before you noticed a difference?


I'd say within the first week I noticed the pain was better..aches were gone and I knew I only added astaxanthin. I searched it on the web and other people were using it as well for pain..
check out the reviews... Only one person gave it one star.
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Astaxanthin-4-mg-60-Softgels/414?at=0  

The very first review was for shoulder pain.
Posted by: Eagle Beach, Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 9:34pm; Reply: 316
As O's don't have Dairy products, what can we take to strengthen our bones? We must be short of Calcuim? Or do we need to take supplements ?
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 10:04pm; Reply: 317
Quoted from Eagle Beach
As O's don't have Dairy products, what can we take to strengthen our bones? We must be short of Calcuim? Or do we need to take supplements ?

Don't allow yourself to be misguided by the standard dietary mish-mosh being spewed around by one-size-fits-all recommendations.  If you eat your green leafy vegetables and eat your meat / bone broth, you should get plenty of calcium / magnesium to have healthy bones.

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 5:42am; Reply: 318
http://www.4yourtype.com/calcium.asp
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP037
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT008O
check out the calcium source used
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 12:32am; Reply: 319
Do many Warriors have problems with coffee? It is an avoid for me, but I think it is good for many of you? When I went off coffee for the first two days, my eczema largely cleared up with just some flaky skin left over. Of course I had to put that to the test a couple of times, enough to convince me that I need to stay off it.

Then, at my daughter's, she brought on Pero, which, it turns out, is made up of three diamonds for me, malted barley, barley and chicory. Yummy, with a wonderful creme on top. I added <> soy milk and it became perfect. But it threw my hands back out of whack somewhat. I ignored that for a while, actually forgetting that it was so much better before. Then for a couple of days just now I didn't have time for Pero. Voila', my hands are better again. This makes me wonder: do I have a problem with roastedness? Is that it?

Anyone else have a problem with roastedness? :o
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 1:01am; Reply: 320
Quoted from kescah
Do many Warriors have problems with coffee?

I can't stand the taste of coffee, never have been able to.  Even though the book says Superfood, it doesn't work for me...
Posted by: kescah, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 1:22am; Reply: 321
That sure shows our individuality. My hubby would never get through the day without coffee, simply for the flavor. And he is an O; it is an avoid.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 1:29am; Reply: 322
I love coffee.  I feel good when I have it.  
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 1:52am; Reply: 323
I enjoy my daily coffee. I don't need it for the caffeine (usually); just love the taste. It's a diamond for me.
Posted by: maukik, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 1:59am; Reply: 324
My husband measures warrior in GTD.  We haven't gotten his secretor status, A1 A2 or MN status yet.  He is willing to try tofu.  He tried it years ago and didn't like it at all.  I was wondering what type of tofu you all would recommend trying for someone who is turned off to it and a way to cook it.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 7:47am; Reply: 325
try tempeh
look for recipes here above
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 8:06pm; Reply: 326
Ooh, I would not suggest Tempeh as the first try of tofu. It has a distinctive taste, whereas tofu tends to be bland and easily takes on the flavors of whatever you cook it with.

I like to eat extra firm tofu in stir-frys. Silken tofu is good for adding to "creamed" soups or soups that get blenderized.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, September 2, 2010, 11:59pm; Reply: 327
Good tofu:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1088
Posted by: funnygirl5, Sunday, September 5, 2010, 3:58pm; Reply: 328
Hi Guys

Thankyou all for such informative reading. I've just finished reading the GenoType Diet and initially thought I was a Gatherer (until someone helped me and said that Gatherers are not type A's). At that point I got very confused and had another look and thought I was a Teacher or Explorer and then realised that I'd misread the tables. When I went back for a third attempt with the tables in the back of the book (book2) it gave me a choice of Warrior or Explorer. Now, I don't know my excretor status but considering that A+ (which is me) who is a secretor is a Warrior and a non secretor is an Explorer (male) and a Warrior (female), I think the choice is simple..... I'm female so either way, I'm a Warrior!!!!! YAY!!!! I'm just glad to have finally been able to work it out... (sunny)  This thread has been awesome and you guys all ROCK!!!! You all give information and assistance so freely. Thankyou.

I'm doing a degree in Naturopathy and this week (after my online exam), my studies referred me to the BTD. I looked at this years ago and found it too restrictive. However, given the fact that I'm about 65kgs (143.3 pounds) overweight :o and am getting married in April and want to start a family and get healthy, I need to do something about my weight and health. One thing I did notice, when I was away on holidays with my partner, everytime we ate out, I had fish. I felt so much better for it too but I couldn't figure out why. Now I know. Fish is beneficial and meat, chicken etc is not. I've ordered my SWAMI too just to make sure that I've not mucked up on my Genotype and to refine the foods I can eat. I'll keep coming back to this thread for more info from you all. However, as it's 11.54pm and I have to be up at 5am to start work, I really MUST go to bed. This will be the last late night for me and from tomorrow, I'll be incorporating much more meditation and exercise into my daily routine.

Thanks again everyone

Samantha

PS. Is anyone from Perth Western Australia? That's where I am... Have a good weekend everyone (long weekend if you have one).....
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 13, 2010, 6:30pm; Reply: 329
Hi Samantha,
Welcome to the Warrior world and good on ya mate!   :)  We have a few people here from Australia..Cristina, and there's a thread in the meeting-tree forum for Australians..
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 12:50pm; Reply: 330
What's for lunch today Warriors?
Posted by: greyartist, Friday, September 24, 2010, 2:45pm; Reply: 331
Hey guys, I hope you don't mind me asking a warrior question. I just started and also typed my husband and son. My husband came out to be a warrior, the discription was like reading my husband's bio! right down to the mid 30 spread he is under going right now. But after looking through the warrior diet I am afraid to tell him. My question, how do you tell a meat and potatos working man who raises his own pastured beef, chicken, and turkey that he needs to go to the store and buy fish??? I mean, no meat?? I'm in shock. By the way, I am explorer and my son nomad. How to work us all into a menu plan. oh my! It feels hopeless.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, September 24, 2010, 3:52pm; Reply: 332
Hi Greyartist,
Hi and welcome!  :)
So you're positive husband is an A or AB?  Just be sure of his blood type before you freak.  :)
Yes the Warrior diet is ..sort of Spartan. LOL..
Posted by: Drea, Friday, September 24, 2010, 7:15pm; Reply: 333
Warriors can have turkey (which I ate happily until I watched Food, Inc).
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, September 24, 2010, 7:43pm; Reply: 334
Quoted from greyartist
My question, how do you tell a meat and potatoes working man who raises his own pastured beef, chicken, and turkey that he needs to go to the store and buy fish??? I mean, no meat?? I'm in shock. By the way, I am explorer and my son nomad. How to work us all into a menu plan. oh my! It feels hopeless.

As a former farmer and meat and potatoes man, I can sympathize with him...  I do like turkey, although I only eat 1 or two meals of it per week...

I can tell you that I'm happier to be healing some old injuries than having beef, pork, chicken, potatoes or corn!  I had to remake my entire menu, but it is worth it in better health and less frustration about why I continue to eat "healthy" and continue getting sicker - along with the additional 30 to 40 pounds that kept growing...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, September 24, 2010, 7:59pm; Reply: 335
Quoted from ABJoe

As a former farmer and meat and potatoes man, I can sympathize with him...  I do like turkey, although I only eat 1 or two meals of it per week...

I can tell you that I'm happier to be healing some old injuries than having beef, pork, chicken, potatoes or corn!  I had to remake my entire menu, but it is worth it in better health and less frustration about why I continue to eat "healthy" and continue getting sicker - along with the additional 30 to 40 pounds that kept growing...


My dad was a Warrior, meat and potatoes man.. He had gout and high blood pressure and diabetes as he got older..then he died young of a stroke at 67.
Posted by: greyartist, Friday, September 24, 2010, 8:07pm; Reply: 336
Yes he is an AB blood type, he gives blood regularly so he knew his without a test. Turkey?? I went back and checked again and it says no recommended poultry items(audiobook). Is it one of the black dot foods?
Posted by: Drea, Friday, September 24, 2010, 9:55pm; Reply: 337
Hmm, I sit corrected. I thought all Warriors, regardless of blood type, could have turkey. Now, if he was Swami-ed, perhaps he could have more than turkey... ;)
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, September 25, 2010, 12:13am; Reply: 338
Quoted from greyartist
Yes he is an AB blood type, he gives blood regularly so he knew his without a test. Turkey?? I went back and checked again and it says no recommended poultry items(audiobook). Is it one of the black dot foods?


According to my paper book, turkey would be a Neutral for Warrior.  Yes, because there are no Superfood Poultry items, it says there are none recommended - but since Turkey isn't listed in the "Toxins to Limit or Avoid" list, it is considered Neutral.  

If you got his SWAMI, it may say something different.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, September 25, 2010, 2:16am; Reply: 339
a secretor and subtype test might get him closer to the meat.....

then get him a swami and be surprised
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, September 25, 2010, 4:44pm; Reply: 340
Turkey isn't a superfood but it's a neutral for Warriors.  Joe, you're 30-40 lbs overweight now?
Posted by: MileHighRob, Saturday, September 25, 2010, 5:11pm; Reply: 341
Quoted from 815
...Joe, you're 30-40 lbs overweight now?

From his previous posts, I believe Joe is rather lean and could possibly gain a pound or three.  I believe he was referring to the past.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, September 25, 2010, 9:16pm; Reply: 342
Quoted from 815
Joe, you're 30-40 lbs overweight now?

Not even...  I need to continue to lose some toxin deposits, which are technically fatty cysts, but would like to gain some muscle.  Right now keeping the balance between exercise and detox to stay "functional".
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 27, 2010, 3:59pm; Reply: 343
Quoted from MileHighRob

From his previous posts, I believe Joe is rather lean and could possibly gain a pound or three.  I believe he was referring to the past.  


Yeah, that's what I thought too. That's why I asked him..confusing.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7:05pm; Reply: 344
Do ya Warriors use Kefir a lot?   I buy it ...not every week.  I'll use it for smoothies.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 8:13pm; Reply: 345
I don't use kefir...  I find that yogurt and cottage cheese fill my dairy needs well...
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 9:29pm; Reply: 346
Kefir does little for me.
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 11:16pm; Reply: 347
Once in a great while I'll buy kefir, but I much prefer whole plain yogurt, straight. :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 11:23pm; Reply: 348
Hmm. I see we're not kefir lovers....  I like yogurt better myself.
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:30am; Reply: 349
I keep it around because I'll dump some into smoothies, but I don't care for the flavor.

Re: neutral turkey, it's better to eat that than beef!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5:51pm; Reply: 350
Quoted from Ribbit
I keep it around because I'll dump some into smoothies, but I don't care for the flavor.

Re: neutral turkey, it's better to eat that than beef!


Turkey was always my favorite..back in the day when we only had it 3 times a year.. :) (and stuffing)
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, October 22, 2010, 12:54am; Reply: 351
Mmmm, stuffing!

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?762

That's the southern version.  One of you Yankees will have to post your version.
Posted by: Drea, Friday, October 22, 2010, 1:22am; Reply: 352
Hey Ribbit, your dressing sounds good, but it turns out that millet is a black dot and corn is an outright avoid. What other grain/seed would work for the "corn" bread recipe? I'm asking you because I know you've done a lot of experimenting...;D
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 22, 2010, 1:46am; Reply: 353
try quinoa and or basmati
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, October 22, 2010, 1:55am; Reply: 354
I haven't used corn in several years.  It's an old recipe.  You can use rice flour just fine.  Cooked quinoa would work well as a base for the other ingredients (forget the bread, just add the celery, onion and spices), but as a flour quinoa is kind of strong.

Here's something I've done that everybody likes:  I use those "Thanksgiving flavors" of sage, poultry seasoning, onions and celery in a dish with rice, as lola said (forgive my lowercase l---my silly keyboard  ::) ).  If you saute the veggies and seasonings in ghee and then pour in rice and water and cook till the rice is done, you've got a fantastic dish that everybody will rave over and nobody will miss that dressing flavor.  But again, the northern version with raisins and apples and such....well, you'll have to go somewhere else for a recipe. ;) :P  (DH's family--from NY--always has sweet stuffing and it's not very tasty in my opinion).
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 22, 2010, 2:27am; Reply: 355
Quoted from Drea
Hey Ribbit, your dressing sounds good, but it turns out that millet is a black dot and corn is an outright avoid. What other grain/seed would work for the "corn" bread recipe? I'm asking you because I know you've done a lot of experimenting...;D
When we first started the BTD, we converted our cornbread recipe which used wheat and corn to use spelt and brown rice flour...

We haven't made it since stopping using Cream of Tartar, so don't have conversion for that...

Corn Bread sub using Spelt and Rice flour...
1 cup spelt flour
1 cup rice flour - I grind brown rice.
1/4 cup sugar
2 to 4 teaspoons baking powder - 4 is original, but I didn't like the bitter taste.
3/4 teaspoon salt - we always skipped...
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup ghee

Mix dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients. Beat until just smooth, don't over beat.  
Turn into greased 9x9 baking dish and bake at 425 F for 20 to 25 minutes.
Posted by: Drea, Friday, October 22, 2010, 2:33am; Reply: 356
Thanks Joe (and Ribbit)!
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 22, 2010, 2:46am; Reply: 357
:)
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, October 22, 2010, 3:03am; Reply: 358
Cream of tartar isn't necessary.

To make bread fluff, you need an acid and a base.  If baking soda is your base, use something like a little lemon juice (or vinegar if it's okay for you) to create the fizz needed to make your breading do its thing.  You can also use yogurt or kefir as your acid (although it takes a lot more of it than it does lemon juice).  It helps bread to brown a little.  Most baking powder recipes try to get that acid (cream of tartar) and the base (baking soda) together in one easy mix.  It's just one extra step to have them separate.

Now.  One trick when you're getting breading to fluff.  You have to put the acid in right before you pour it into the baking pan so you don't lose that fluff.  So mix your dry ingredients, mix your moist ingredients, and then stir together quickly and dump it into your prepared pan as it's fizzing.  Otherwise you lose it and you end up with flat bread, which you don't want...unless you do, in which case...there it is.

This is especially crucial for those Explorers who can't have eggs.  I bake gluten-free and egg-free, so it's trickier.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 22, 2010, 3:25am; Reply: 359
We have converted our muffin recipe to lime juice and baking soda for the rising agents...  It works well and we get rid of the Teacher avoid...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, October 31, 2010, 7:30pm; Reply: 360
Quoted from Ribbit
Mmmm, stuffing!

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?762

That's the southern version.  One of you Yankees will have to post your version.


Well, I don't have a recipe per se.. My mother would buy the Pepperidge Farm Stuffing in the bag and she'd make her own turkey stock from the neck and gizzards..After she made the stock she'd take the meat from the neck and cut up the liver, kidney and heart and put that in the stuffing with butter and stock according to the directions.  Sometimes my favorite was adding chopped chestnuts to it.. if I could get my mother to make it.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 8:18pm; Reply: 361
For those who dislike tempeh. I found a way to eat it without gagging... :X  First steam it 20 mins..(or it gives me a stomach ache) then dip in egg, bread crumbs, fry it and then pour Indian curry sauce all over it and have it with brown rice.. tasty.   :)  Next time I might try it with just steaming it..but I had made it fried first and ate the leftovers with the sauce.  I like everything soy except tempeh.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, January 6, 2011, 4:01pm; Reply: 362
I've found a great place for Warriors.  The Asian Market store. Not the Indian one..though I love that one too.... The Chinese, Japanese, Korean store..  :D   Miso.. cheap..  They have all soy and tofu all the time  :)    Instant Miso soup.. just read for avoids to find the right brand. They have seitan. cheap. It's so expensive it the regular stores..for those who eat wheat. Fish...wild caught and farmed.. so you can get freshly killed fish there.. fish heads.. make stock. (I feel a Monty Python song coming on...)  ;) For those who can have nori. They have nori snacks you eat like chips. . Little squares of nori seaweed in a container..I'm addicted.  Plus you can get all the vegetables that are on the SWAMI there that are Asian.  :)
Posted by: san j, Friday, January 7, 2011, 10:18am; Reply: 363
Quoted from 815
For those who dislike tempeh. I found a way to eat it without gagging... :X  First steam it 20 mins..(or it gives me a stomach ache) then dip in egg, bread crumbs, fry it and then pour Indian curry sauce all over it and have it with brown rice.. tasty.   :)  Next time I might try it with just steaming it..but I had made it fried first and ate the leftovers with the sauce.  I like everything soy except tempeh.


I blogged on Tempeh preparation back in 2006 or 7. Check out Santé's archives. It was called "On Tempeh and Tempi"...I think :) Mine was a big hit in my restaurant days. I don't make it anymore.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, January 7, 2011, 3:33pm; Reply: 364
Quoted from san j


I blogged on Tempeh preparation back in 2006 or 7. Check out Santé's archives. It was called "On Tempeh and Tempi"...I think :) Mine was a big hit in my restaurant days. I don't make it anymore.


I can't find it. How about a link?
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, January 7, 2011, 5:45pm; Reply: 365
Quoted from 815


I can't find it. How about a link?


Special for you -  ;)  Have a wonderful day!
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php?blog=25&s=On+Tempeh+and+Tempi&sentence=sentence&submit=Search
Posted by: san j, Friday, January 7, 2011, 7:58pm; Reply: 366
Thanks. :)
Posted by: JillP, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 9:12pm; Reply: 367
I read ER4YT, then LR4YT then Genotype.  I am A neg secretor, calculated that I was a Teacher so was following that food list. Got Swami and it says I am a Warrior !!!  May explain why I have not lost much weight....did Swami do that to anyone else ?  The Teacher sounded more like me  :-/ Swami adjusted my food list to be what seems to me a combo of the two.  So tomorrow I become a full fledged Warrior :)

Question how do you come up with the percentage of geno type ?  For example I see people that say 42% Teacher etc.

I need to start at the beginning of the Warrior thread and see what is going on, looking forward to getting to know everyone  ;D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, January 31, 2011, 8:12pm; Reply: 368
Quoted from ABJoe


I just saw this..thanks. Since when are you a Nomad? Weren't you a Warrior?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, January 31, 2011, 8:13pm; Reply: 369
Quoted from JillP
I read ER4YT, then LR4YT then Genotype.  I am A neg secretor, calculated that I was a Teacher so was following that food list. Got Swami and it says I am a Warrior !!!


I tried Teacher for awhile and gained weight. I went to see Dr. D who genotyped me a Warrior. Can't go wrong with the Doc genotyping you...  ;)
Posted by: JillP, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 1:04am; Reply: 370
Mayflowers...are you loosing weight as a Warrior ?  I followed Teacher for about 2 weeks and did not loose anything so maybe this will help  ;D
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 1:35am; Reply: 371
I lost weight on the Warrior diet, but I have to be compliant.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 1:43am; Reply: 372
Quoted from 815
I just saw this..thanks. Since when are you a Nomad? Weren't you a Warrior?
Yes I was Warrior, but got SWAMI for Christmas and had to re-measure due to having dumped the original measurements...  When I remeasured, I realized that the torso to leg ratio was different...  This makes me a Nomad now.  The only explanation I have for this is that the lower spine has healed adequately to allow me to sit taller than I did when I first measured...

I did a tremendous amount of healing on the Warrior diet and it continues on the Nomad diet...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 8:56pm; Reply: 373
Quoted from JillP
Mayflowers...are you loosing weight as a Warrior ?  I followed Teacher for about 2 weeks and did not loose anything so maybe this will help  ;D


I have to stick to diamonds and beneficials very strictly because of my age (54). If I was younger, I wouldn't have any problem. Now..I'm even going more strict. More towards vegan. (I have a dairy allergy anyway)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 8:58pm; Reply: 374
Quoted from ABJoe
I did a tremendous amount of healing on the Warrior diet and it continues on the Nomad diet...


I would have thought if a diet isn't right for you, you wouldn't have good results?? Most people were not having any results on the wrong diet.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 9:31pm; Reply: 375
Quoted from 815
I would have thought if a diet isn't right for you, you wouldn't have good results?? Most people were not having any results on the wrong diet.  

There are several possible reasons for this...

First, and the one I give the most credence to, is that I muscle response test everything I'm considering for ingestion.  If the body doesn't want it now, I don't eat it now...  I will look around for a different food that is acceptable or desired...  This makes meal planning difficult, but I as long as I have the food in the house, I can grab and go with relatively short notice...

Second, even though the label says Nomad now, the Beneficial and Neutral foods lists are very similar to the Warrior diet, with the exception of the red meat and poultry selections...  The biggest difference I've acted on so far is to add beef liver into my diet.  A secondary difference is to focus on adding more vegetables.

Third, I'm not fighting a scale...  My issues are all related to toxins and nerve issues, which are much harder to measure quantitatively.  I know that things are getting better when comparing this year to last, but yesterday to today or last month to this month is really hard to verify improvement.

The biggest dietary difference for me was going from SAD to BTD.  GTD and SWAMI have been minor adjustments that focus more intensely on the issues specific to me...
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 2:28am; Reply: 376
Very wise, Joe.  It's your own, home-grown SWAMI.  Changeable at a moment's notice. ;)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 2:20am; Reply: 377
I think we all do that with our diet programs.  Ultimately, we are the ones who know how a food affects us.  Dr. D points us in the right direction and we can take it from there.

Good Luck Joe...My son is a Nomad and he doesn't have any weight issues. As a matter of fact, he's underweight and very picky about food. Today he actually ate some raw broccoli.. :o AND cole slaw!
vegetable overload...lol..He's also always on the go and or traveling which is saying a lot for a fixed earth Capricorn.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 3:00am; Reply: 378
Quoted from 815
Today he actually ate some raw broccoli.. :o AND cole slaw!
vegetable overload...lol..

I know about vegetable overload...  My SWAMI says 6 cups per day...  I have been getting close for about 2 weeks now...  Between the vegetables and liver, I am starting to feel better...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 3:08pm; Reply: 379
Hi,
I was exercising and strained my back..What's good for that to heal the strain..anyone know? Bromelaine?
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 3:36pm; Reply: 380
Many chiropractors carry BioFreeze.  It'll help that strain.  Juiced raw pineapple centers contain lots of bromelain, which blocks the body's inflammatory response.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, April 7, 2011, 7:03pm; Reply: 381
Thanks Ribbit...
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, April 8, 2011, 1:41am; Reply: 382
Another thing that's very nice is a rice sock.  Take an old sock (without holes, if you can find one ;)) and fill it with rice.  Microwave it (don't worry, you're not eating it) for a minute or so, and then place on the sore spot.  It's amazing.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, April 8, 2011, 5:50pm; Reply: 383
Quoted from Ribbit
Another thing that's very nice is a rice sock.  Take an old sock (without holes, if you can find one ;)) and fill it with rice.  Microwave it (don't worry, you're not eating it) for a minute or so, and then place on the sore spot.  It's amazing.


Is that the same thing as a heating pad? I usually use a heating pad. This time what OMG, really helped was a massage. We have these oriental massage people at the mall and they charge $15 for 15 mins. You sit there in the massage chair in front of everyone walking by  ::) but once she/he starts you don't even care. It was amazingly relaxing and really helped the knot loosen up. I'm going back for another one tomorrow or Sunday. I think that should do it.
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, April 9, 2011, 3:31am; Reply: 384
Good! :) I guess using a moist heating pad would do the same thing.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, April 14, 2011, 2:46pm; Reply: 385
Since there's another thread on sucralose going on, I'd thought I'd ask Warriors if they use Splenda or not and what affects they have.  I try to use Truvia which is erythritol and stevia.. or stevia.
Splenda tends to give me a stomach ache if I use too much of it. :X
Posted by: Drea, Friday, April 15, 2011, 4:18am; Reply: 386
As you know (or maybe not), I'm not using any sweeteners other than dried fruit...at the moment. But even before that, I would choose sugar over artificial sweeteners. I don't like the taste of stevia or Splenda...or is it the aftertaste?  :P
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 1:04pm; Reply: 387
Quoted from Drea
As you know (or maybe not), I'm not using any sweeteners other than dried fruit...at the moment. But even before that, I would choose sugar over artificial sweeteners. I don't like the taste of stevia or Splenda...or is it the aftertaste?  :P


You do know what it's like the week before...PMS...intense sugar cravings...right? Well that's how M has been for me, mostly 24/7.  Constant sugar cravings. Truvia helps.. I'm trying to avoid sucralose. The only other time I was like this was when I was pregnant with my sons.  :(
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 1:27pm; Reply: 388
I'm sorry you are suffering so with the M, Mayflowers. It sounds just ghastly. {{{hugs}}}
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:10pm; Reply: 389
Quoted from Drea
I'm sorry you are suffering so with the M, Mayflowers. It sounds just ghastly. {{{hugs}}}


Well, thanks.. but also I think because my father (warrior) had senile diabetes.. I'm having insulin resistance kick in now..so I have to be careful not to get Type II.  My father controlled it with oral insulin, but he was not good with his diet and didn't exercise at all.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 11:45pm; Reply: 390
Mayflowers, have you been SWAMI-fied? I can't remember, and it isn't mentioned in your siggie.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:06am; Reply: 391
she went to see Dr D at his clinic :)
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, April 21, 2011, 1:25pm; Reply: 392
Ahh, yes. Now I remember. Thanks, Lola. Here's hoping that over time, Mayflowers's symptoms improve! :D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, April 21, 2011, 3:08pm; Reply: 393
I can't believe you forgot Drea..  :P ;D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, June 9, 2011, 3:50pm; Reply: 394
You know when you go to the doctor and have good test results it just makes you want to be even more compliant on the diet!  :)   I'm going to get my D levels done if I can remember to go.

So do we have any knew tips for Warriors today?  Where's Ribbit?
Posted by: Warrior430, Friday, June 24, 2011, 4:58pm; Reply: 395
Warrior 430 would like to know do you all have a lot of trouble from wheat, this seems really bad to me,need your'e help. I went off my diet,for about three months. I feel really bad tired,all the time,no energy just started back on  my routine .has anyone done this before,and how long does it take to return back to feeling good. I don't,nt know  for shure but I think wheat must be reall bad. I ordered some supplements I hope this works I won,t do this any more if someone has done this  before please let me know thanks Jim
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, July 9, 2011, 5:56pm; Reply: 396
I don't have a problem with wheat. Wheat is a beneficial on my SWAMI whole wheat, bran, germ. The longer I follow the diet, the more sensitive I become to avoids. I never went off the diet totally for a long period. I would cheat sometimes and have an avoid or two but that's about it. It could take you as long to feel better as long as you were off the diet. Another 3 months ..but everyone is different. Spelt is a good substitute.
Posted by: Serenity, Friday, August 12, 2011, 12:44am; Reply: 397
Hi fellow warriors, I am looking for anything that will help reduce my seasonal allergies - I get terrible hayfever in spring (I don't sleep for days due to constant sneezing  :'( ) and am staying as close to compliant as possible, netti pot, yoga, exercising indoors to avoid pollens...any other suggestions  :)  And what about red wine.....I don't drink (just never got into it) and as it is a superfood with diamond just wondering if I should give it a go?  
Posted by: DoS, Friday, August 12, 2011, 2:28am; Reply: 398
Would it help with allergies? Not sure... is it good for warriors? Yes... so is Mate. Do not underestimate Mate!
Posted by: Serenity, Friday, August 12, 2011, 2:43am; Reply: 399
Thanks DOS, i will try mate I think the health shop sells the tea.  I love most teas so am very eager to try esp if it reduces allergies.
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Friday, August 12, 2011, 5:55pm; Reply: 400
Not sure about how it affects allergies, but drink a cup of green tea a day.  It has properties that help prevent cancer and heart disease.  It is a wonder drink for us A's.  Ditto on the red wine.
Posted by: Serenity, Sunday, August 14, 2011, 11:57am; Reply: 401
Yes, love green tea, I have 3 or 4 cups in winter to warm me up.  Have had a glass of organic red wine just before bed and I think it helps me sleep, I have to keep thinking it is doing good for thinning my blood to prevent heart disease because I really don't like the taste (if it wasn't a diamond food I wouldn't bother).  I have ordered some Yerba mate (it is hard to get here) so hope to try it out even though it is only a neutral for me, but I much prefer teas.  :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12:31pm; Reply: 402
The one thing that has made my seasonal allergies almost non existant is raw unpasturized locally produced honey. I've eaten it all my life and I was tested as having severe ragweed allergy. I don't even sneeze in the Fall.  
Posted by: Damon, Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12:32pm; Reply: 403
It seems that some of the Superfoods on my Swami list have a temporary negative reaction in the 'breaking out department'.

Not at all that they break me out terribly, but I do notice that shortly after consuming for instance red wine or ghee (both diamonds on my list) my skin starts feeling a little itchy and I just can feel some little 'spots' are being promoted to grow. I have tried all kinds of food combining combinations and there the solution doesn't seem to lie. It just feels like these foods (red wine and ghee) can't be handled properly by my stomach (resulting in a relatively negative initial reaction), but once they get into my intestines they do seem to help promoting overall health and feeling good.

I seem to get this reaction from all dairy and alcohol products by the way, and consequently avoid most of these products. Yet since red wine and ghee are marked as diamond superfoods I do incorporate them knowingly into my diet.

Anyone else got this experience with these (or other) beneficial foods?
Also, do you think this might be a sign these supposedly diamond superfoods are not as 'diamond' for me as Swami argues?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Sunday, August 14, 2011, 2:53pm; Reply: 404
Damon sometimes something is dying ( bacteria) off and it makes us feel funny.

Might want to try some blood type specific probiotics for you gut health.
Posted by: revitalise, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 5:45am; Reply: 405
Hi

Any suggestions for bar-b-que food for Warriors, are coming into summer in New Zealand and feeling a bit of a lack of confidence in this area. It is quite the thing to do in this country in summer.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 6:36am; Reply: 406
what does your list give you for protein?

you can also grill those veggies!!!
Posted by: revitalise, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 6:38am; Reply: 407
Yes you are right, maybe I could experiment with some tofu patties.  Anyone got any good recipes for those.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:17pm; Reply: 408
Bean patties... yummy!
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:48pm; Reply: 409
Quoted from revitalise
Any suggestions for bar-b-que food for Warriors, are coming into summer in New Zealand and feeling a bit of a lack of confidence in this area. It is quite the thing to do in this country in summer.

I BBQ turkey (parts or burgers), fish (steaks, fillets, whole), kabobs (vegetables mixed with meat or fish chunks...  I haven't attempted to make veggie or bean burgers, yet.

I have heard about people BBQing portabello mushrooms as the main course.
Posted by: Serenity, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 11:19pm; Reply: 410
Yes to salmon on the bbq, turkey breast for a once in a while treat and zucchini and pumpkin chunks(steam lightly first) all just lightly browned never chargrilled.  
Aduzki bean patties, fresh asparagus in lemon juice, pineapple chunks, large cloves of garlic (tastes sweet when baked-yumm)
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, September 11, 2011, 1:42pm; Reply: 411
There are lots of veggies that are delicious on the grill: whole mushrooms, broccoli, onion, zuchini, spring onions, marinated "extra firm" tofu steaks, root veggies like carrots, rutabaga, turnips, etc.; the list goes on and on! :D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, September 11, 2011, 6:16pm; Reply: 412
What is driving me nuts is that there is no Warrior women here my age that I can talk to and compare notes! It's so annoying.  :(   Every female Warrior here is young and still not in M yet. I am the lab rat...and nothing is working to lose weight.
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, September 11, 2011, 6:51pm; Reply: 413
I'm surprised that you are the oldest (female) Warrior on the boards, Mayflowers. That can't be right.  :-/

I'm not in Menopause yet, but I'm very close (I know, I know, it's not the same ::)).

How have you been doing with the gluten-free eating?
Posted by: DoS, Monday, September 12, 2011, 12:34am; Reply: 414
Quoted from 815
What is driving me nuts is that there is no Warrior women here my age that I can talk to and compare notes! It's so annoying.  :(   Every female Warrior here is young and still not in M yet. I am the lab rat...and nothing is working to lose weight.


Jenny is older, and I understand the weight thing. I just am so unsure about Dr. D's work on warriors... I can could not give a stronger vote to the odd duck totally out of place in society as we know it today. I know teachers that do stupid stuff all day long and even benefit a lot from much of it. Yet I only know one warrior who is an ectomorph, that actually is high functioning. I know of one woman warrior (pretty sure) who craves meat and does not gain weight. All the rest everything is battle, and there is nothing impressive about any part of them, they are just out of place and fight weight issues (or lose them).
Posted by: Serenity, Monday, September 12, 2011, 8:58am; Reply: 415
DOS I  am not sure what you meant, I could be wrong but it sounded quite negative, could you please explain your point?
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:42pm; Reply: 416
I would not eat anything cooked over a fire if you are looking for optimum health, but that is a personal preference.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:50pm; Reply: 417
Personally, I'm doing very well on the Warrior plan. I've reached and maintained my goal weight, am healthy (just got the a-okay from all the tests done that the allopathic doctors recommended), and have great energy. :D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 3:50pm; Reply: 418
Quoted from Serenity
DOS I  am not sure what you meant, I could be wrong but it sounded quite negative, could you please explain your point?


Well hello Serenity. I see you're new. Nice to meet you. I've been here since 2008, trying to apply the Warrior diet with little or no success in weight loss and no one my age to compare notes to. I have better health and functioning but I've gained a lot of weight and basically no other Warrior women, my age are posting.  Do you plan to keep posting? I'd like to see how other Warrior women are doing in menopause.  The only negative part is that I'm not losing weight. I exercise as well. I'm trying to get around the hormonal kaos that's preventing weight loss at this time.   The only other member close to my age in all this time is Jenny from Australia but she rarely posts, and not in this (my) thread on Warrior support.  :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 3:55pm; Reply: 419
Dr. D told me I'd have trouble losing because of menopause. I have to lose weight. I have hip replacements that I'm not supposed to have a lot of weight on. Very frustrating. Eating vegetarian kept me at 137 until I went into Menopause.  Now I found out I'm gluten intolerant. So I've just gotten off gluten last week.


Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 4:01pm; Reply: 420
Quoted from Drea
I'm surprised that you are the oldest (female) Warrior on the boards, Mayflowers. That can't be right.  :-/

I'm not in Menopause yet, but I'm very close (I know, I know, it's not the same ::)).

How have you been doing with the gluten-free eating?


Yes.. except for Jenny but she rarely posts.  :(  I'm actually good not being on gluten, but I'm more hungry! I bought some gluten free Van's natural waffles. Not bad. I just can't eat gluten free things because they are so high glycemic.  I've noticed a lot of things since I'm off gluten like better concentration, focus, I can type faster, no brain fog, better attitude, not depressed, more energy, rash is clearing up, better balance (physical balance like not tipping over) I need way less supplements now. Also, better motivation and more interest.. A lot of good things since I've been off gluten!  ;D
Posted by: Drea, Monday, September 12, 2011, 4:39pm; Reply: 421
Yay Mayflowers! My thought is rather than buying gf products, learn to make your own, so you know what's in them. Just my opinion.

You should come by the water kefir thread...your inquiry inspired me to try it, and I'm so glad I did! :D
Posted by: DoS, Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:11pm; Reply: 422
Quoted from Serenity
DOS I  am not sure what you meant, I could be wrong but it sounded quite negative, could you please explain your point?


I am insulted by acclimating what I posted into one word.

Warriors that follow Dr. D's recommendations usually are not sick or anything, anymore, but no weight control? Kind of a problem. Historically it makes no sense because they would of died off with debilitating issues for the times they lived. Given that I see warriors as being the most unlike any other GenoType, it just seems that there must be more pieces to the puzzle. Everything from our food habits to our culture seems to fulfill a lot more for other GenoTypes and leaves most warriors out of place by comparison. I just think maybe something about the past could provide some insight since warriors are around for a reason. (Teachers come in second with food in society, everyone else can almost always just exercise off most their issues depending on how sensitive they are to wheat)

I am sure menopause does not help anything, but even so you are not the only warrior with issues.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:53pm; Reply: 423
Quoted from Drea
Yay Mayflowers! My thought is rather than buying gf products, learn to make your own, so you know what's in them. Just my opinion.

You should come by the water kefir thread...your inquiry inspired me to try it, and I'm so glad I did! :D


I do make my own things when I have time. I work full time, have a house to clean, two messy sons and I'm going to school.. hard enoug to find time for exercise let alone making my own waffles. I'm not a waffle lover.. I had a waffle iron and hardly used it. I just bought these because I was desparate for some kind of breakfast food. Plus as I mentioned, I can't eat those gluten free products..they make me gain weight over night! Especially in the summer, I don't feel like cooking. Now that Autumn is coming.. (my favorite time of the year) I get the urge to cook!   :)  I feel so much better off gluten..  :D
Candy apples anyone? :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:57pm; Reply: 424
Quoted from DoS

I know of one woman warrior (pretty sure) who craves meat and does not gain weight. All the rest everything is battle, and there is nothing impressive about any part of them, they are just out of place and fight weight issues (or lose them).


Here's a question: Julia Child was a Warrior. She was a self proclaimed 'carnivore' She lived to 92 I believe. I'm not understanding this..if you looked at her cookbooks she ate everything from the tail to the brains of an animal! Beef, Pork, fish.. I don't get it.  :-/
Posted by: Drea, Monday, September 12, 2011, 9:00pm; Reply: 425
Quoted from 815
I just bought these because I was desparate for some kind of breakfast food.


If you can have oats, my breakfast of choice these days (quick, too) is quick-cooking steel cut oats (I buy them at TJ's), rice protein powder, oat flour covered dates (any dried fruit will do), cinnamon, and nuts (I use walnut pieces or peanuts). I add one cup of boiling water to 1/3 cup of oats+, then microwave (I know, I know ::)) for 3 minutes on 50% power (the lower power setting keeps the mixture from boiling over). Sometimes I'll top it off with a spoonful of yogurt.

It's very filling, can be taken on the road and prepared later, and is delicious. I'm still not eating any processed sugar, and I find this sweet enough.
Posted by: DoS, Monday, September 12, 2011, 11:20pm; Reply: 426
Quoted from 815


Here's a question: Julia Child was a Warrior. She was a self proclaimed 'carnivore' She lived to 92 I believe. I'm not understanding this..if you looked at her cookbooks she ate everything from the tail to the brains of an animal! Beef, Pork, fish.. I don't get it.  :-/


Exactly... I am just not getting it.
Posted by: revitalise, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 4:55am; Reply: 427
Hi

Thanks so much for the BBQ suggestions, they are making my mouth water already, especially the marinated mushrooms and grilled pineapple.  With regards to the Warrior menopause thing, was wondering if this is a bit of a mind set for a few years as part of the whole I am over it feelings that seem to come up over this time.  Have observed women at start of menopause thinking these same thoughts and now observe them 10 years later, like a caterpillar that has come out of a cocoon.  they cannot even remember being or having these thoughts of hopelessness that they had 10 years ago.  Even to be honest a bit impatient with the whole menopause thing as though it never even happened to them and it is all a bit of a fallacy.  Maybe just awareness, patience with yourself and being a bit of observer of it all without taking it too personally.  sometimes we think that things are always better for someone else.  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 12:51pm; Reply: 428
Quoted from Drea

If you can have oats, my breakfast of choice these days (quick, too) is quick-cooking steel cut oats .


Drea, I ate oats every day of my life practically. Oats, oat bran.  :) I was looking for something to have for my days when I had time to cook. I didn't mention that I'm well aware of all gluten free foods and being gluten free. I was gluten free for almost 2 years before I started the BTD. I know all about it and what I can  and cannot have.  Sorry, I guess I should be giving more information. Hanging around my son too much. "Constant exposure does result in a certain degree of contamination", Mr. Spock.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 12:59pm; Reply: 429
Quoted from DoS


Exactly... I am just not getting it.


Perhaps because she ate so healthy? Maybe she ate such a varried diet that she didn't have red meat daily? She also ate a lot of fish. If she liked vegetables she might have ate a ton of vegetables and some how balanced it without realizing it.  
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 5:19pm; Reply: 430
Quoted from 815


Perhaps because she ate so healthy? Maybe she ate such a varried diet that she didn't have red meat daily? She also ate a lot of fish. If she liked vegetables she might have ate a ton of vegetables and some how balanced it without realizing it.  


Well at least we are both thinking there is some sort of counter-balancing that may be possible...
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 6:04pm; Reply: 431
Quoted from DoS


Well at least we are both thinking there is some sort of counter-balancing that may be possible...


I had a great uncle that I swear was a Warrior.  He lived into his mid-90's, walked every day of his life, never smoked, never drank, but he ate pretty much what he wanted.  He also had a water filter in his home before that was even on the radar for most people.  He also took vitamins.

Re: Julia Child, perhaps she wasn't even a Warrior, but she certainly appears to be one.  Perhaps, she had such a zest for life and positive attitude, and that overrode any negative aspects of toxic foods she was eating.  She also probably drank red wine nearly every day.  Time certain flew for her, because she was having fun 24/7 as she loved her work immensely.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 7:05pm; Reply: 432
Quoted from 10384

Re: Julia Child, perhaps she wasn't even a Warrior, but she certainly appears to be one.  Perhaps, she had such a zest for life and positive attitude, and that overrode any negative aspects of toxic foods she was eating.  She also probably drank red wine nearly every day.  Time certain flew for her, because she was having fun 24/7 as she loved her work immensely.


No, in the Genotype Diet book, Dr. D has her listed as a celebrity Warrior. I don't know how he found out her blood type though.. Maybe she was a patient?  :)  
She also didn't have children to stress the bleep out of her.. ::)
Posted by: JillP, Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 8:12pm; Reply: 433
Quoted from 815


Yes.. except for Jenny but she rarely posts.  :(  I'm actually good not being on gluten, but I'm more hungry! I bought some gluten free Van's natural waffles. Not bad. I just can't eat gluten free things because they are so high glycemic.  I've noticed a lot of things since I'm off gluten like better concentration, focus, I can type faster, no brain fog, better attitude, not depressed, more energy, rash is clearing up, better balance (physical balance like not tipping over) I need way less supplements now. Also, better motivation and more interest.. A lot of good things since I've been off gluten!  ;D


Mayflowers...I have been out of town and not been able to check in...how old are you ?  I am 56 :)

Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 12:50am; Reply: 434
Dr. D also listed Marylin Monroe as a Gatherer but she is blood type AB so that is just not true.

Julia Child's body changed a lot over the years so it is hard to say for sure. When she was young she did not look too warrior like. (skinny, way small ribcage) Age and weight disguise things a lot.  

http://www.vanityfair.com/dam/culture/2009/08/julia-child-0908-03.jpg
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 1:08pm; Reply: 435
Quoted from JillP


Mayflowers...I have been out of town and not been able to check in...how old are you ?  I am 56 :)



AHHHH! A Warrior!!  I'm 55 !   :D  YAY!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 1:12pm; Reply: 436
Quoted from DoS
Dr. D also listed Marylin Monroe as a Gatherer but she is blood type AB so that is just not true.

Julia Child's body changed a lot over the years so it is hard to say for sure. When she was young she did not look too warrior like. (skinny, way small ribcage) Age and weight disguise things a lot.  

http://www.vanityfair.com/dam/culture/2009/08/julia-child-0908-03.jpg


What? Maybe that was a typo about Marilyn Monroe? He had a writer, Catherine Wittney write the book. She might have made a mistake.  Julia Child is over 6 feet tall. I was skinny as a kid too. If you look at her when she was older.. it was in her stomach barrel chested, just like Dr. D said Warriors get if we don't exercise. My father and I are like her. Long arms, long legs, short waisted. There is no question that I could be something other than a Warrior. Unless you care to take Dr. D on? :D
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 3:16pm; Reply: 437
Quoted from 815


No, in the Genotype Diet book, Dr. D has her listed as a celebrity Warrior. I don't know how he found out her blood type though.. Maybe she was a patient?  :)  
She also didn't have children to stress the bleep out of her.. ::)


He also lists Julius Caesar as an Explorer.  Hmmm... I wonder if Dr. D has a time machine he's not telling us about.  (think)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 5:35pm; Reply: 438
Quoted from 10384


He also lists Julius Caesar as an Explorer.  Hmmm... I wonder if Dr. D has a time machine he's not telling us about.  (think)


:)  He could be going by a sculpture of Caesar...and his personality. We know he liked to 'explore' and take over other countries and perhaps by the blood type in that area at that specific period. I know I saw a map showing ancient blood types and how they spread
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 6:27pm; Reply: 439
Quoted from 815


What? Maybe that was a typo about Marilyn Monroe?



How about Dr. D was guessing? I think it is so stupid there is an assumption he is infallible.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 7:34pm; Reply: 440
Quoted from DoS


How about Dr. D was guessing? I think it is so stupid there is an assumption he is infallible.


Well I guess that's something you'll have to figure out.

Anyway, I made an appointment to go to the Clinic and see the fellows (with hopefully Dr. D) and have my diet updated. I haven't had it updated since 2008 and there's been a lot of foods added.
Posted by: JillP, Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 7:45pm; Reply: 441
Quoted from 815


Anyway, I made an appointment to go to the Clinic and see the fellows (with hopefully Dr. D) and have my diet updated. I haven't had it updated since 2008 and there's been a lot of foods added.


I have SWAMI but let me know if you find out any tips  ;)

I too am having trouble taking off weight but I hope it is because my hormones are trying to figure themselves out.  I do feel better in so many ways.  I find if I leave off the carbs I can loose a little but it is slow...but then again it took me a few years to put it on too  ;D

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, September 15, 2011, 12:40am; Reply: 442
Quoted from JillP


I have SWAMI but let me know if you find out any tips  ;)

I sure will. I was hoping you could help me out with the hormones..  :( ;) :) Oh well. Mind if I ask how much you need to lose?  I need to lose about 35.
Exercise:  Right now I'm walking to get the fresh air and sunshine because that's also important. So I'm walking 30 mins a day. I have to find out if I should increase it to 45 when I go. I'm also lifting weights. 2 - 3 times a week 2,3,5 lbs weights.  I'm taking vitamin D2 because D3 is animal and I'm reacting to it. My levels were very low and I've gotten them up to 40 in the Spring. I'll be getting tested again soon. In the Fall/Winter I do dvd's for cardio. How are your sugar cravings? Mine were off the wall. I just however, gave up gluten again because of a continuing stomach ache after eating, and indigestion. It worked and my stomach is about 95%  better. I also noticed that my sugar cravings are way down since I gave up gluten. My cravings for carbs and sugar are less now. That was unexpected. :o :)
Posted by: JillP, Thursday, September 15, 2011, 1:43am; Reply: 443
Quoted from 815

I sure will. I was hoping you could help me out with the hormones..  :( ;) :) Oh well. Mind if I ask how much you need to lose?  I need to lose about 35.
Exercise:  Right now I'm walking to get the fresh air and sunshine because that's also important. So I'm walking 30 mins a day. I have to find out if I should increase it to 45 when I go. I'm also lifting weights. 2 - 3 times a week 2,3,5 lbs weights.  I'm taking vitamin D2 because D3 is animal and I'm reacting to it. My levels were very low and I've gotten them up to 40 in the Spring. I'll be getting tested again soon. In the Fall/Winter I do dvd's for cardio. How are your sugar cravings? Mine were off the wall. I just however, gave up gluten again because of a continuing stomach ache after eating, and indigestion. It worked and my stomach is about 95%  better. I also noticed that my sugar cravings are way down since I gave up gluten. My cravings for carbs and sugar are less now. That was unexpected. :o :)


My husband is an O- hunter...so to make things a little easier since we started I have gone gluten free as well.  How much do I need to loose...according to some chart probably 80 pounds but to keep my sanity I am looking at 20 pounds at a time  ;D  So far I have lost about 5.  I am trying to do better carbs and see if that will help.  I do feel better and am noticing changes for the better.  If I stay away from sugar I do not have hot flashes, YEAH  :)

Currently I am going to water aerobics 4-5 times a week, but that will change at the end of the month since we are moving.  But I will be staying busy.

One thing I am trying to do is get 8 hours of sleep a night, it really helps.  It is bed time so we will continue this tomorrow. It is great knowing there is a fellow warrior sharing my fight  8)
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, September 15, 2011, 2:37am; Reply: 444
Quoted from DoS
I think it is so stupid there is an assumption he is infallible.

Even Dr. D. doesn't believe he is infallible...

I just have a hard time believing that you know more than he does about how the body works and how to apply diet to benefit health...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, September 15, 2011, 1:41pm; Reply: 445
Quoted from JillP

  If I stay away from sugar I do not have hot flashes, YEAH  :)


Hi, So glad there's another Warrior my age here  ;D.  My sister I'm afraid is a Warrior as well because she gained a ton of weight after middle age. I used to think she was an explorer but she was very tall almost 5'10 and had a volitile temper. She loves meat however and refused to follow vegetarian..as a result, her weight went up to 280 lbs and she ended up having a gastric bypass to lose weight. Now she weighs less then me.  ::) but she was a smoker.(definitely not into health) so she got osteoporosis and was pre diabetic. She shrunk down to 5'8" 1/2 now from 5'9" 1/2.  Even if I took her and paid for her to get genotyped, she wouldn't follow the diet, so I'm not even bothering.  I'd be a lot heavier if I was eating red meat.  Since I gave up gluten I think I can get a handle on the sugar now.   :)
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, September 15, 2011, 2:20pm; Reply: 446
Quoted from 815


Since I gave up gluten I think I can get a handle on the sugar now.   :)


Yay! (clap)
Posted by: 10384 (Guest), Thursday, September 15, 2011, 5:37pm; Reply: 447
My mom (82), sister (60), and I (48 ) are all Warriors.  It can get really animated and heated during our conversations.  We call it our 'therapy'.  My mom and sis follow the GTD, and I'm the only one with a SWAMI.
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, September 15, 2011, 10:41pm; Reply: 448
Quoted from ABJoe

Even Dr. D. doesn't believe he is infallible...

I just have a hard time believing that you know more than he does about how the body works and how to apply diet to benefit health...


That is interesting because you are the only person making the accusation that someone thinks I do (even if it is only myself).

If you are referring to Marilyn Monroe's GTD then you must believe Dr. D personally typed her or has withheld the secret that Type AB can be gatherers, and that I - who found some record of blood types of different celebrities -believe that I, myself, can exercise my expert knowledge (self given to myself by you) to criticize Dr. D's guess requiring a decision to go against his own rules in the GenoType Book, SwamiExpress, and SwamiPro.

Winning argument dude...

Basically any advise I give on her is straight out of the information in the books or things posted online by Dr. D. The fact that I think his warrior information is incomplete does not mean I think I know an answer to the equation. If I did I would like to think to myself that I would propose it to him, or publicly exclaim that I potentially unearthed very valuable information.

I also try to avoid the FFOTM (forum flavor of the month) arguments. One that I can think of is the " fructose malabsorption" thing being the problem since I do not believe it is the problem, nor has Dr. D ever stated that it was the distinct cause... what it would appear to be an utter failure on the indican test were you find the intestines are thoroughly in a horrible state of gut flora and the person probably has not been absorbing protein correctly or in high enough amounts. That is a symptom of overall imbalance caused by everything Dr. D does write about. That especially was suspicious to me since claims against not high fructose foods were made. This is also coming from someone that understands how brutal it can be to eat fructose and have strange reactions.
Posted by: Jenny, Thursday, September 15, 2011, 11:02pm; Reply: 449
Quoted from 815


Well hello Serenity. I see you're new. Nice to meet you. I've been here since 2008, trying to apply the Warrior diet with little or no success in weight loss and no one my age to compare notes to. I have better health and functioning but I've gained a lot of weight and basically no other Warrior women, my age are posting.  Do you plan to keep posting? I'd like to see how other Warrior women are doing in menopause.  The only negative part is that I'm not losing weight. I exercise as well. I'm trying to get around the hormonal kaos that's preventing weight loss at this time.   The only other member close to my age in all this time is Jenny from Australia but she rarely posts, and not in this (my) thread on Warrior support.  :)


Sorry to neglect you so much Mayflowers, I am just pre-occupied with work, grandchildren, music, having fun, and looking after myself....
My worst age weight wise was about 62 when I ballooned up and was diagnosed with thyroid deficiency; I got that partly under control with medication, ERFYT and regular gym membership, but I never really came to grips with decent weight loss until I was diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago...then I was given an ultimatum of lose weight or lose a leg, have a heart attach or go blind...I took all this very seriously, it scared the..out of me, and so I followed the Genotype plan for Warrior much more carefully, and started walking every day. It is a daily challenge to keep weight off, but (apart from my ridiculous new passport photo) I look and feel up to 15 years younger.(sometimes). Being happy is a major part of the process. Stress is horrible.
Take care, lots of people are supporting you. 8)

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, September 15, 2011, 11:44pm; Reply: 450
Quoted from Jenny

Sorry to neglect you so much Mayflowers, I am just pre-occupied with work, grandchildren, music, having fun, and looking after myself....


Hi Jenny, great to see you again  :K).  I didn't mean to bother you ..I was looking for a Warrior close to my age..55 who's in M so I can compare notes and see.  You say you balooned up at 62? My mom, who was an A , had thyroid problems in her late 60's I believe. She went on synthroid, then lost a lot of weight because of the dosage then they stablized her. I think part of my problem is gluten. I've been off gluten since last week and my carb cravings for sugary food and other grains has really dropped. I can't believe gluten did all that plus affect me mentally!  :o
Posted by: revitalise, Friday, September 16, 2011, 7:02am; Reply: 451
Hi

Is cows milk keffir ok for A+ Warriors?
Posted by: Serenity, Friday, September 16, 2011, 7:58am; Reply: 452
My swami gives it a diamond but I don't feel that great after it, my dairy is parmesean, Romano and pecorino cheeses just a small amount grilled on top of my  steamed veggies especially kale....oh yumm dinner time I think!!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, September 16, 2011, 1:23pm; Reply: 453
Hi Revitalize  :)

I have kefir as a super beneficial as well. I'm not crazy about the flavor..the flavored ones have too much sugar. I used it instead of buttermilk in baking.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, September 16, 2011, 1:25pm; Reply: 454
Quoted from 10384
My mom (82), sister (60), and I (48 ) are all Warriors.  It can get really animated and heated during our conversations.  We call it our 'therapy'.  My mom and sis follow the GTD, and I'm the only one with a SWAMI.


Dr. D is the only male Warrior I know. My sister who I believe is a Warrior, and I get along ok but we argue.. mostly over her lousy attitude about her health. I know, I know. I should let her be. It just really hurts me to watch her kill herself.   :(
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, September 16, 2011, 1:27pm; Reply: 455
So what do you all think? Would two Warriors get along if they got married or would there be war all the time?  :D
Posted by: Drea, Friday, September 16, 2011, 1:34pm; Reply: 456
Quoted from revitalise
Hi

Is cows milk keffir ok for A+ Warriors?


My swami gives me cow's milk kefir as a diamond, and I absolutely adore the stuff! I prefer the plain. :D Someday, I'll even start making my own at home, but for now I'm satisfied with making my own water kefir and kombucha.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, September 16, 2011, 2:01pm; Reply: 457
Quoted from Drea
and kombucha.


It's a neutral for me.   :X It's horrible. Tastes like tea that went bad. It's a benenficial for you?
Posted by: Drea, Friday, September 16, 2011, 5:29pm; Reply: 458
Kombucha (black tea and sugar) is neutral; I make it at home using green tea/agave. Since black tea is neutral and green tea is a diamond, I'm thinking homemade is slightly better than neutral.

I love the taste!
Posted by: revitalise, Friday, September 16, 2011, 7:40pm; Reply: 459
Hi and thankyou all for your tips glory be to the world wide web.
Posted by: Jenny, Friday, September 16, 2011, 8:59pm; Reply: 460
Quoted from 815


Dr. D is the only male Warrior I know. My sister who I believe is a Warrior, and I get along ok but we argue.. mostly over her lousy attitude about her health. I know, I know. I should let her be. It just really hurts me to watch her kill herself.   :(


I don't fight or argue, but I do get very passionate about things I believe in, and can get quite emotional..it can be a bit of a roller coaster.As I get older I am getting to laugh more though.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 19, 2011, 12:38pm; Reply: 461
Quoted from revitalise
Hi and thankyou all for your tips glory be to the world wide web.


Hi revitalize. Hope anything you learn on the forums help you.  :)

I'm learning acceptance. I was talking to Dr. D about that Saturday. I asked him how does he stay so calm, being a Warrior? He said it was something he's been able to do, over the years with his work and accepting what is, because of the nature of his work, he had to be able to handle the criticism and continue his research.  So, I'm practicing 'acceptance". It's a Zen practice as well, just accept things that come to you and don't fight or resist.  awesome.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, October 14, 2011, 2:06pm; Reply: 462
Quoted from 815
Lola, glad you can join us...

Questions for Warriors,  What is the one food that's beneificial for you that you don't like? How do you get it in your diet?


More or less choke beans down and hope for the best! If I make mush out of them to supposedly aid digestion, they go straight through me and I don't feel I get any benefit from them. Various peas seem to agree with me more.
Posted by: Joyce, Friday, October 14, 2011, 2:23pm; Reply: 463
Mayflowers,

You don't put your age on your profile  ??) is it somewhere else?

I'm a warrior, obviously post menopause, have bilateral hips resurfs, but am not very good at the warrior diet!!!  I'm back for some support, encouragement and ideas  ;)  as not doing so well with stress of moving house and country.

Joyce
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 1:13pm; Reply: 464
Quoted from Joyce
Mayflowers,
You don't put your age on your profile  ??) is it somewhere else?
I'm a warrior, obviously post menopause, have bilateral hips resurfs, but am not very good at the warrior diet!!!  I'm back for some support, encouragement and ideas  ;)  as not doing so well with stress of moving house and country.


I chose not to display my age.  :) But I'm 55.  You don't have to display your age if you don't want too.
I'm a mom of two sons, 19 and 21.   I had bilateral hip replacements in 2004. We must have the same type of hip gene lol.(I'm part Brittish on my Warrior dad's side, also Irish and Scottish. My dad's family originated in Ireland and moved to England) I was born with displaced hips and so was my older sister. They only found them on me but we both ended up needing hip replacements.  No one else in our family had any hip problems so it's weird.  
I started meditating again. It really helps. 20 mins. once or twice a day. I also have a relaxation session that I do from Midwest Center.
Posted by: Joyce, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 5:53pm; Reply: 465
Quoted from 815


I chose not to display my age.  :) But I'm 55.  You don't have to display your age if you don't want too.
I'm a mom of two sons, 19 and 21.   I had bilateral hip replacements in 2004. We must have the same type of hip gene lol.(I'm part Brittish on my Warrior dad's side, also Irish and Scottish. My dad's family originated in Ireland and moved to England) I was born with displaced hips and so was my older sister. They only found them on me but we both ended up needing hip replacements.  No one else in our family had any hip problems so it's weird.  
I started meditating again. It really helps. 20 mins. once or twice a day. I also have a relaxation session that I do from Midwest Center.


Twins with 10 years between us Mayflowers ;)  My hips were repaired in May 2004!!!!!also. Both my parents had bilateral complete replacements but none of my 3 siblings are following in our footsteps.
I still have most of my own bone, just reshaped a bit to cup and cap the acetabulum and head of femur.
I sometimes suspect I could do with being gluten free but feel absolutely awful when I have a day or 2 off it.

Posted by: Spring, Thursday, October 20, 2011, 12:38am; Reply: 466
Quoted from christaalyssaA+

Last night I had a salmon sandwich on rye with soy mayo and had some yerba mate ice tea. I slept like a baby! The first full 8 hours I've had in over a month! Wow, I feel good! Woke up at 5am this morning and actually feel like doing something with my day!


That is so different from the way I reacted to it! I was really hyper. I remember Ribbit saying some time ago that she reacted to it the same way. Maybe a person gets used to it eventually...?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4:33pm; Reply: 467
Quoted from Joyce

I still have most of my own bone, just reshaped a bit to cup and cap the acetabulum and head of femur.I sometimes suspect I could do with being gluten free but feel absolutely awful when I have a day or 2 off it.


Hip resurfacing was not approved in the US back in 2004.  :( I had no choice but to get total replacements. Not until 2006. I couldn't wait anymore.  

You feel awful off gluten? That's interesting. The next day after not eating it, my depression disappeared.  :)
Posted by: 16241 (Guest), Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7:19pm; Reply: 468
Hello I've been following you with interest for awhile now!!  I need help completing my profile - - I am a Warrior also.  Been doing well experimenting with the geno-diet!  Was on the A+  blood typye/nonnie diet for years.  My question is this:  Any of you SWAMI Warriors (nonnies or not)  have the  EXPLORER's spaded/shoval teeth like I do ?  It seems like we Warriors are the VEGANS of the groups BUT the spaded/shoveled meateaters front top teeth will probably change with SWAMI !  What are the basic USA's (animal) meat, poultry, fish, egg & dairy foods the SWAMI listed for you?  I do have a few other explorer traits as well as a few teacher's also! Of course I"ll bet no one is 100% purebred !
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 28, 2011, 3:15am; Reply: 469
GA,
why not run a swami on you and let the software compute your genotype, best

you ll be given all the foods right for you! :)
Posted by: l'ordinateur, Thursday, November 10, 2011, 8:24pm; Reply: 470
Hello, help needed I measure as a warrior table wise, longer index finger on both hands legs longer than torso upper longer than lower , facial flushing and A+.

yet I am highly affected by caffine with an extremely square jaw -narrow gonial angle to the x-treme and shovelling front teeth and an ectomorph with loops and arches different fingerprint patterns esp on index fingers.

I am waiting for my paycheck to order swami express i neeed it!! however I am unwell at the moment and have been for the past 5 months with a low white blood cell count with reoccuring low iron- feeling pretty weak and at my wits end!

and have been following the warrior diet. oats and soy make me gain weight and always have done, a glass or a bowl of oats gives me an inch of fat all over the body and bloating- can't be right?

i am thinking i may not be a warrior? I just want to heal, even though it says i am warrior on the table is it possible i am not a warrior?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, November 11, 2011, 3:17pm; Reply: 471
MF why not just eat veggies more? I know kale and grapefruit help me maintain my weight. I am a bit younger then you but still on the verge of M.


Eating three diamonds at every meal will help with your weight.

You need to commit yourself to following 100% to eating diamonds.

Focus on what you can do-- your talk is often very negative :-/ :X. I take a few minutes each day to be grateful for the small things in my life, it helps tremendously.


The glass is half full--

Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, November 11, 2011, 5:20pm; Reply: 472
Quoted from l'ordinateur
i am thinking i may not be a warrior? I just want to heal, even though it says i am warrior on the table is it possible i am not a warrior?


It is quite possible that some other Genotype will be majority when all of the data is taken into account with SWAMI, rather than just the three items in the tables...  My DD went from Teacher by the tables to Explorer with SWAMI and is MUCH happier with how her diet makes her feel, even though she has much less food to choose from.
Posted by: l'ordinateur, Friday, November 11, 2011, 9:05pm; Reply: 473
Hello, thank you , a brilliant discovery! my torso and leg length were not measured properly , torso longer after re-measuring so I am now a teacher table wise, I love my turkey! Strangely enough my brother fits the teacher description to a T it is incredible with his caucasian epicanthal folds dark eyes and dark hair etc he has always looked aisian with no near aisian relatives. I have them slightly also but thinking that swami may say explorer because of caffine sensitivity , boarderline anemia, dyslexia,endless allergies- far too many anti histamines consumed, no whorls.

However, we shall wait and see looking forward to the swami result.
Posted by: Serenity, Friday, November 18, 2011, 3:08pm; Reply: 474
Just wondering if any other warriors suffer from low blood pressure and if it has anything to do with our less firm veins/thick blood?  Is this something to be concerned about, if so would more vigorous exercise help? :-/
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, November 19, 2011, 6:06pm; Reply: 475
How low is low? and are you symptomatic?
Posted by: Serenity, Monday, November 21, 2011, 5:45am; Reply: 476
It was 68/ 107 at last professional check up. Not sure if the feelings of fatigue are related to it, but more than likely, I am especially tired in the morning after I have been asleep but when i get up and start moving i am better. I have terrible visible veins which ache & sometimes my feet go blue briefly, wonder if that is why?  ??)
Posted by: DoS, Monday, November 21, 2011, 6:37am; Reply: 477
Quoted from Serenity
It was 68/ 107 at last professional check up. Not sure if the feelings of fatigue are related to it, but more than likely, I am especially tired in the morning after I have been asleep but when i get up and start moving i am better. I have terrible visible veins which ache & sometimes my feet go blue briefly, wonder if that is why?  ??)


What is your weight like? Do you have any sense of anemia?
Posted by: Serenity, Monday, November 21, 2011, 7:02am; Reply: 478
Yes, I have been anemic all my adult life, i do take iron and vit D everyday.  I am 60kg & 165cm, so not my ideal weight so I am working on it. I am worried my blood is too thick to move & will slow down and stop, my uncle had a stroke at 58 last week, he's recovered but may be the first of many...
Posted by: DoS, Monday, November 21, 2011, 8:04pm; Reply: 479
How is digestion?

What is your omega 3 intake like?
Posted by: Serenity, Monday, November 21, 2011, 11:33pm; Reply: 480
Digestion has always been slow & not quite right:(  I love olive oil, fish, nuts& seeds and have at least one serve of each per day so I think I get enough of the Omegas??  I have started drinking one glass every day or so of red wine as I heard someone mention here that it helps thin the blood but maybe I need something else? I do some sort of exercise everyday and try to have a sauna a few times a week. I have got five or six supps but was aimed at gut health, maybe there is another which helps thin the blood or support veins??
Posted by: DoS, Monday, November 21, 2011, 11:54pm; Reply: 481
Quoted from Serenity
Digestion has always been slow & not quite right:(  I love olive oil, fish, nuts& seeds and have at least one serve of each per day so I think I get enough of the Omegas??  I have started drinking one glass every day or so of red wine as I heard someone mention here that it helps thin the blood but maybe I need something else? I do some sort of exercise everyday and try to have a sauna a few times a week. I have got five or six supps but was aimed at gut health, maybe there is another which helps thin the blood or support veins??


Do you eat much soy? Drink coffee? Your digestion should not be slow.

What and how much carbohydrates (simple and complex) do you eat?

What type of exercise?

How does the sauna make you feel?

So you know what you are describing sounds like insulin resistance, so I am trying to understand where it may be coming from.
Posted by: Serenity, Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 3:02am; Reply: 482
Oh no, that is something i don't want!!!!  I only stick to my diamonds, even neutrals i treat as avoids most if the time. I love pilates, yoga, tai chi, cycling, weights, walking etc, i love being busy but i sit for work and study now more than ever so that could be slowing down the movement if blood among other things???  I love the sauna, i wouldn't survive the Melbourne winters without it, i don't turn it high and it is a far-infra red one as i don't like steamy heat, i usually fall asleep i feel so relaxed in it.
Yes i do drink coffee, is that not a good thing?  I do have a bit of soy but i put on weight when i eat it..The carbs i get are mostly from fruit and veg, some spelt for breakfast and a bit of chocolate. (don't tell me the choc has to go:(.....
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 4:13am; Reply: 483
Well... all very interesting information. Soy really makes you gain weight? Sweating makes you get through it all?

What taste testing strips did you try?
Posted by: Serenity, Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 10:11am; Reply: 484
Soy makes me bloated and uncomfortable (i love it though) so i feel like i have put on weight as my clothes feel tighter, if i just eat raw/steamed vegetables and fruit mostly, i feel slimmer!
The warmth of the infrared seems to get right in deep, the feeling lasts a few hours, I don't have it turned up really high as i only like a light sweat, get stressed if i get too hot or too cold.
I bought taster strips from a local high school science supplier, I know they work as two of the family were very repulsed by them, the taste lasting for a long time after, the other two of us didn't taste much at all.
I just remembered I had a glucose test only a little while ago & it was fine so I don't think it could be that causing my vein/blood pressure issues, might book in to see my naturopath about herbs for vein treatment & supplements.
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 5:45am; Reply: 485
I am a little impressed at how you cross with some explorer traits.

I can't taste any taster strips except the ones from NAP.
Posted by: 16932 (Guest), Thursday, November 24, 2011, 3:25pm; Reply: 486
Although I'm a Gatherer, I've got a question about Warriors... Reading the Genotype Diet, it looks like sugar is neutral for Warriors. Is this the case, or was sugar omitted from that page accidentally? I thought for sure sugar would be an AVOID for all. ??)
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, November 24, 2011, 6:07pm; Reply: 487
Quoted from 16932
Although I'm a Gatherer, I've got a question about Warriors... Reading the Genotype Diet, it looks like sugar is neutral for Warriors. Is this the case, or was sugar omitted from that page accidentally? I thought for sure sugar would be an AVOID for all. ??)


Neutral... but to someone that needs to watch their carbohydrate intake it would include sugar.

Nonnie it is no no. Also warriors that have dwindled down bowels and gut flora issues it is probably best to avoid for awhile.
Posted by: 16932 (Guest), Thursday, November 24, 2011, 6:14pm; Reply: 488
Thanks, Des.

Nice to know that someone can indulge in sugar a bit, even if it isn't me!
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 24, 2011, 6:20pm; Reply: 489
no worries!

have swami determine your GT for you.....make sure you click the box
Posted by: l'ordinateur, Thursday, November 24, 2011, 8:42pm; Reply: 490
Serenity, I have exactly the same feeling as you after I eat soy, with my clothes feeling tighter, I can't bear the feeling and feel it mainly on my thighs! I went travelling and i mainly ate and drank oats and soy milk- drinking a cup a day and a bowl of oats a day, for some reason. when i came back from travelling i had gained 3 stone and i have always been an ectomorph who was able to eat cakes and sweets without gaining much weight! as soon as i stopped eating oats and drinking soy i went back to my normal weight within a few months. i was so baffeld by the btd when it said that oat and soy were beneficial for me so before i knew my blood type (a +) i assumed i must be an o blood type . i just know soy and oats are a real problem for me even wheat doesnt make me blow up the way soy and oats do. anyway i am now on swami an explorer, not a warrior that may explain a few things , however oats and soy are still neutral not beneficial or avoid but i know i have to avoid them.
Posted by: DoS, Friday, November 25, 2011, 3:06am; Reply: 491
Do you gain muscle or fat with soy is another question.
Posted by: l'ordinateur, Friday, November 25, 2011, 10:34am; Reply: 492
my skin feels more jelly like afterwards and looks flaccid and bumpy so i think its fat with cellulite as was the case after travelling , i reckon i may be a2 but haven't tested that yet.
Posted by: DoS, Friday, November 25, 2011, 8:23pm; Reply: 493
You could get SWAMI and more tests done, perhaps your genotype would change. I guess it depends on how you feel about your health, how you look.
Posted by: Cleo, Monday, December 26, 2011, 3:30am; Reply: 494
I am gonna restart the diet. I did two years ago and after doing the measurements found out I was a warrior. I am waiting for the book. Any tips for me?
Posted by: Cleo, Friday, December 30, 2011, 4:36am; Reply: 495
Today I was being creative :
For breakfast I had an apple/Grapes shake using Kefir and a cup of black tea.
For lunch
I had my made spread of cottage cheese and Anchovy on one whole wheat toast and another toast with peanut butter.
For dinner
_ Sockeye Salmon baked in olive oil, sea salt, garlic, green onion, cilantro, and parsley.
- Barley cooked with onions, olive oil and parsley
- Green string bean salad with garlic, parsley, and olive oil.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 30, 2011, 6:08am; Reply: 496
Cleo, were you a non secretor, would your GT change?
Posted by: Cleo, Saturday, December 31, 2011, 3:16am; Reply: 497
Quoted from Lola
Cleo, were you a non secretor, would your GT change?


I am not sure I understand the secretor thing all I know is that I am a Warrior. I do not know why they do not post the list of foods that are neutral here. I would like to propose for Dr. D'Adamo to post all the food lists and the neutral foods and have people pay a fee to down load. It will save us from carrying the entire book when we go grocery shopping. I learned that chocolate is a supper food but how can that be when it is full of sugar?
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, December 31, 2011, 4:39am; Reply: 498
Quoted from Cleo


I am not sure I understand the secretor thing all I know is that I am a Warrior. I do not know why they do not post the list of foods that are neutral here. I would like to propose for Dr. D'Adamo to post all the food lists and the neutral foods and have people pay a fee to down load. It will save us from carrying the entire book when we go grocery shopping. I learned that chocolate is a supper food but how can that be when it is full of sugar?


The cocoa doesn't not have to have sugar in it.
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, December 31, 2011, 4:56am; Reply: 499
Quoted from Cleo
I learned that chocolate is a super food but how can that be when it is full of sugar?

The chocolate rating is for cocoa powder.  This is without sugar or milk added.
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, December 31, 2011, 5:07am; Reply: 500
There are several options for making your own food list (which is what many of us "old timers" have done): add in the foods that are on your food plan into a spreadsheet, print it out, and laminate several copies...I carry one in my purse, one in my truck, and one at home, so I can refer to them in all the places I find myself. The benefit to this method is that I get to add or subtract the foods that I *know* I won't eat or that I cannot find in my neck of the woods... ;)
Posted by: Cleo, Sunday, January 1, 2012, 4:22am; Reply: 501
I guess I am the only Warrior in here, since nobody is posting. I wish there were more people and more interaction. I need more support.
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, January 1, 2012, 5:04am; Reply: 502
Feel free to start a new thread with specific questions. You may find more support that way.
Posted by: Serenity, Sunday, January 1, 2012, 10:53am; Reply: 503
Hi Cleo, am a warrior too!! I am enjoying my diet and although i have a few little issues I am feeling really great following my swami...  oh and we are about the same age too  :)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Sunday, January 1, 2012, 3:25pm; Reply: 504
Warrior here-- we are only 20% of the A's so we are sort of rare.

What do you need? let us know and we can help.

Dr. D will not post a list of foods--- I think partly because we need to take this into our own hands and learn. He has never been one to spoon feed us. :)  I think that is the part I love about this. ;D
Posted by: Cleo, Sunday, January 1, 2012, 8:32pm; Reply: 505
I need to start creating my own recipes; so since tomato sauce is out of the question, I was thinking white sauce but then milk and cream are out too. What do you use as a substitute for milk, besides the Kefir, which I adore? Secondly, since chocolate is out of the list and I was told that by Chocolate Dr D. meant coco; so what natural sweeteners do you use besides maple? I need to make my own meringue and feel that if I added maple to the egg whites I won’t get my meringues. I do not trust the recipes because some are full of sugar. Is it OK to use whole wheat in bread and to make crackers?  
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, January 1, 2012, 9:51pm; Reply: 506
Quoted from Cleo
I need to start creating my own recipes; so since tomato sauce is out of the question, I was thinking white sauce but then milk and cream are out too. What do you use as a substitute for milk, besides the Kefir, which I adore?

We make a white sauce out of ghee, rice flour, water, mozzarella cheese and if desired - either canned tuna or pre-cooked, diced, turkey.  We use it to top rice pasta, etc...
Quoted from Cleo
Is it OK to use whole wheat in bread and to make crackers?

As long as whole wheat doesn't bother you, it should be OK - per the GTD book Warrior diet.  If you continue to have some issue, you may need to stop wheat intake for a month, then reintroduce it to see whether your specific symptoms go away and return...
Posted by: Drea, Monday, January 2, 2012, 1:09am; Reply: 507
On the few occasions that I crave chocolate, I combine unsweetened bakers chocolate with either agave nectar or vegetable glycerin, and a dash of cinnamon. I've used both the microwave oven and a double boiler to do this, then I put the chocolate mixture in the freezer...
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, January 2, 2012, 2:57am; Reply: 508
I know some people are successful in using Agave (neutral for warriors) to make meringues.

I have been thinking of trying Trehalose in some baking since Dr. D. has suggested that consuming this product might be good for people.  I have not yet tried it.


Posted by: Cleo, Monday, January 2, 2012, 3:19am; Reply: 509
Thank you ABJoe & Drea for responding to my questions. I am not sure I understand this SWAMI thing all I know is that my measurements, blood type, and genetic profile classify me as a Warrior. I thought warriors were allowed whole grain bread and wheat and that's what I am doing. I love whole wheat bread and it doesn't bother me. I still need to find a good sugar substitute and would like to know if maple sugar is ok to use?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, January 2, 2012, 4:07am; Reply: 510
Maple sugar would be somewhat like maple syrup, but as the syrup becomes more concentrated it becomes more like regular sugar.

Maple sugar is about 90% sucrose, the remainder consisting of variable amounts of glucose and fructose.  Regular sugar is 99% sucrose.

Since regular sugar is neutral for warriors and maple syrup is a superfood. Maple sugar is probably someplace between these two.

Expect to pay about $20 per pound if you choose to go the maple sugar route.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 2, 2012, 4:23am; Reply: 511
Quoted Text
I do not know why they do not post the list of foods that are neutral here. I would like to propose for Dr. D'Adamo to post all the food lists and the neutral foods and have people pay a fee to down load.


personalized is IN!!!

get a swami......it makes your life easier

More information on SWAMI diets can be found at:
http://www.4yourtype.com/swamixp_video.asp
http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/clinic/swamigenotype.htm
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 2, 2012, 4:26am; Reply: 512
Quoted Text
thinking of trying Trehalose in some baking


says to add it to water.....

would high temperatures in baking not affect it?

Quoted Text
Directions: Stir Trehalose powder into water with a squeeze of lemon or mix Trehalose with a beneficial juice. Mixing in a spoonful of ARA will increase its effectiveness. Dr. D'Adamo does not recommend taking Trehalose with green tea or quercetin.
Posted by: Cleo, Monday, January 2, 2012, 5:35am; Reply: 513
Do you think Doing this SWAMI is essential? I do not understand why should I pay for the measuring Kit and blood test when I already performed it after following the book instruction? I feel it is just a way to make money. Has any one consulted a specialist from the ones listed here. How much do they charge? Won't it be better to consult the specialist and have him do this SWAMI? I am not sure I am liking it. I thought that the book was going to help but it seems Dr. D. is ever creating new ways to make money.
  
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, January 2, 2012, 5:48am; Reply: 514
Quoted from Cleo
Do you think Doing this SWAMI is essential?  

This is your decision.  If you have issues that are not solved by following the book diet, then SWAMI will probably help because of the added data input to be even more individualized.  

The book diets are great, but trying to fit everyone into 6 or 8 diets isn't very individualized.  SWAMI provides the additional individuality for those that find it helpful.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, January 2, 2012, 5:59am; Reply: 515
Quoted from Cleo
Do you think Doing this SWAMI is essential? I do not understand why should I pay for the measuring Kit and blood test when I already performed it after following the book instruction? I feel it is just a way to make money. Has any one consulted a specialist from the ones listed here. How much do they charge? Won't it be better to consult the specialist and have him do this SWAMI? I am not sure I am liking it. I thought that the book was going to help but it seems Dr. D. is ever creating new ways to make money.
  


Well a "specialist"will cost way more then just doing it yourself.

Quoted Text
Dr. D "is ever creating more ways to make money
"?

I guess you have never met him nor know what he is about? I could count the thousands of ways he has given us all a gift that is priceless and asks for nothing in return but a few dollars. Gee most people spend more on Starbucks coffee then on their own personal health.

SWAMI could cost you a thousand dollars if he wanted it to ( and I am certain the someone else would start the price at that level), but for about $100 you get a great eating plan for the rest of your life.    

Also pay attention to this site-- it is provided free of charge and you will not find one ad here, not even one for his supplements..

No worries Dr. D does not need our money I am certain he has plenty. ;)



Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, January 2, 2012, 6:32am; Reply: 516
Quoted from Lola


says to add it to water.....

would high temperatures in baking not affect it?



I was not going to Dr. D's Trehalose product, since it contains other ingredients and is formulated to use as a supplement.

I was going to order the straight sugar, which is intended to be used as a sweetener.

My understanding is that Trehalose has good heat stability.  I would not want to pay $10 a pound for it, if it was going to break down into two glucose molecules when cooked.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 2, 2012, 8:05am; Reply: 517
sounds interesting
Posted by: Cleo, Monday, January 2, 2012, 7:57pm; Reply: 518
I e-mailed a specialist and was told he'll charge $75 for the kit and $75 Consultation Fee. I just hope that this will mean he is going to do the tests and hand me my SWAMI. I just do not wish to make mistakes so I am going for someone with the know how.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, January 2, 2012, 8:06pm; Reply: 519
Cleo what tests? are you looking for him to do?
Posted by: Cleo, Monday, January 2, 2012, 9:10pm; Reply: 520
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Cleo what tests? are you looking for him to do?

The SWAMI tests and measurements and I was told he's gonna give my my SWAMI same day. ::)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, January 2, 2012, 9:25pm; Reply: 521
What are the SWAMI tests? I am not sure what you are talking about-- is he doing a secretor test for that low price?


Are you talking about a breath hydrogen test and a bio impedance test?

Is he/she using SWAMI-pro?

thing is if you use the on line one you will have access to it for the rest of your life if you use a practitioner you will have to go through them every time you want something changed on it.

Posted by: Cleo, Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 4:20am; Reply: 522
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
What are the SWAMI tests? I am not sure what you are talking about-- is he doing a secretor test for that low price?


Are you talking about a breath hydrogen test and a bio impedance test?

Is he/she using SWAMI-pro?

thing is if you use the on line one you will have access to it for the rest of your life if you use a practitioner you will have to go through them every time you want something changed on it.


I need to get precise results and that is why I am seeking the help of a specialist. I thought I still could use the on line service since the source is the same; Dr. D. and since I got the name of the specialist on this site.
I am really so confused and that is why I am seeking the help of a professional.

Posted by: Cleo, Friday, January 6, 2012, 5:09am; Reply: 523
I was able to get the appointment with a specialist who will do the Swami Express, measurements & ensuing consultation. He says I still can interact with Dr. D. Will see. Is there any tips for me prior to doing this SWAMI thing?    
Posted by: +Aan, Monday, January 16, 2012, 2:11am; Reply: 524
I've been using a salt inhaler for my asthma and I love it!!!
Posted by: Damon, Sunday, February 5, 2012, 12:03pm; Reply: 525
Is there any Warrior here who successfully incorporates amaranth into his/her diet??

It is one of the few diamond carbohydrates on my SWAMI that I am able to find locally; consequently I have started incorporating it into my diet. I have been consuming it for about one month now, almost daily. However, if anything, I believe I feel worse because of it.

Googling a bit just teached me that amaranth's glycemic index is incredibly high. I know from personal experience that I do best avoiding high (and even medium) glycemic foods, and I actually thought this was a typical warrior thing. Shouldn't all warriors avoid high GI foods (and thus amaranth)??

Anyway, now I am a bit confused. Of course, "we are all different", but I have filled in my SWAMI almost to perfection (no doubtful measurements, got the DNA testing done, etc), and still I get amaranth as a diamond but then don't feel good on it. Should I continue the amaranth to support my gut health, should I stop and try again later, or is it likely amaranth is just no good for me and SWAMI is wrong? Thanks in advance for your thoughts..
Posted by: Joyce, Sunday, February 5, 2012, 12:29pm; Reply: 526
Quoted from Damon
Is there any Warrior here who successfully incorporates amaranth into his/her diet??



I simply don't like it! so don't eat it.
I'm not sure I'm very good with soy either, so have stopped using it for a while but will retry at some point.
We are all individuals!!!
Posted by: Sun, Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 10:25pm; Reply: 527
Hi Damon,
I have been following my SWAMI since January. I initially focused on diamonds, as I wanted to lose 10 lbs.

Amaranth was the only diamond grain (of 3) that I could find-and I'm supposed to have 3 servings/day. Ugh. I never liked the taste of amaranth & I like most things. I made it palatable (& easier to cook) in my rice cooker. Ate in morning w/ lime juice, ginger, cinnamon, walnuts & figs. Tasted pretty good!

But I, too, realized I just didn't feel right. After 2 weeks I stopped eating it and substituted brown rice. Brown rice is not a diamond for me but a superfood- it's cheaper, easier...I incorporate a 1/2 cup into each of 3 meals and I have not only lost the 10 pounds but feel fantastic!

Joyce I also cannot handle soy. Bloating & general yuck.

Someone's mother said:
"You do know that it is important for your digestion that you enjoy your food.”
Posted by: SadieMay, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 6:35pm; Reply: 528
I have always had low blood pressure as well as low blood sugar (65 years old).  My mother said she had low blood pressure most of her life until her 70's and then it went high, but she is blood type O.
Whenever I try to increase my exercise, I get really shaky and weak and suspect low sugar.  I have taken my blood pressure when this happens and it is OK, but have never checked my sugar.
I keep trying to get myself more motivated to stick with the Warrior program - my husband is a Hunter and has been very ill for 6 months now, so my health has taken a backseat lately.
I will be interested to see if any other Warriors have low blood pressure and if it is a problem.
Posted by: Serenity, Monday, April 23, 2012, 2:26am; Reply: 529
Hi Bell Barbara, I too have very low blood pressure (today it was 91/60) but Drs never seem concerned (they sometimes take a reading while I sit then another when I stand, I should ask what that is about next time)  My glucose tolerance tests are perfect but I my pulse sometimes speeds up for no reason or when thinking of something stressful, this I do notice right away with a weird anxious feeling &  I do get shaky and feint if I haven't eaten enough/dehydrated or really tired.  (diabetes and thrombosis has struck a few in my family, but it is those who do not care about their diet or lifestyle  :'(, and hypothryoid for some relatives but no high blood pressure though.
Damon, it is a late reply but I use amaranth, and brown rice or quinoa flours to make cookies as a special treat for my son if he has friends over and they all love them, and an excuse for me to have one with a coffee!!!  (all ingredients are super and diamond foods for us too)  with some olive oil or ghee, maple syrup/vegetable glycerine and macadamias/almonds or dates or dried apricots or dark choc and walnut...oh yummmm crunchy outside and chewy inside  :P  But not an everyday food of course.  I don't have a glucose issue so maybe I don't notice anything unusual???  I will have to try it in a bread receipe as I should be having more amaranth and quinoa too.
Posted by: Enobattar, Monday, April 23, 2012, 4:39pm; Reply: 530
Damon,

Don't be discouraged.  You say you use it almost daily.  I can't imagine eating it that much.  I am an A+ NON Warrior on SWAMI.  Amaranth also is a diamond for me.

1.  I have found on SWAMI's recipes a GREAT simple recipe for crackers.  You just add water to make a soft dough.  Roll it out as thin as possible.  Place it on a baking sheet.  Brush it with oil (I use almond).  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake for 6 min. at 350 degrees.  Check often.  Make sure you bake them long enough to be crispy but not burned!

2.  When making any other baked products I mix my allowed grains (including amaranth) and, so far, the results have been good.  For example, This morning I made a bread from COOK RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE which calls for 1 cup of white spelt.  I subbed 1/4 cup each of soy, amaranth, quinoa, and brown rice.  Delicious.

Don't be afraid to experiment.  Also,  COOK RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE contains 30-day menu plans for O, B, A, and AB.  I've taken the A plan suggested and incorporated it with my SWAMI.  You may find a lot of relief and satisfaction trying that.

Wishing you the best.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, April 23, 2012, 5:22pm; Reply: 531
welcome eno!!!
seems like you have it all under control!
great work!
Posted by: Cristina, Monday, April 23, 2012, 5:37pm; Reply: 532
Yes Eno, excellent work!  ... I have to re-visit that book myself and dust it off the bookcase ... we tend to overlook the obvious sometime ... nice to get fresh looks into the mix to keep us focus!  Great start!!  ;D
Posted by: Serenity, Monday, April 23, 2012, 9:19pm; Reply: 533
Wow Eno, fantastic idea, thank you for your tips!  ;D
Posted by: Enobattar, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 2:37pm; Reply: 534
To all of you reading, I was Rattabone previously, but, since I'm just stumbling around in this software, when I officially registered the software would not permit me to use that handle stating that it was already in use. (???)  So, I simply spelled it BACKWARDS!

If anyone can instruct me as to how to add info to my "handle" (such as NON, +, Warrior, etc.), please proceed!   :)

Thanks.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 4:17pm; Reply: 535
Quoted from Enobattar
If anyone can instruct me as to how to add info to my "handle" (such as NON, +, Warrior, etc.), please proceed!

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-YourMemberCenterpage/m-1323903282/s-new/
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 3:34pm; Reply: 536
Quoted from ABJoe


In case you have problem accessing the above material, here is another link to the same information:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1219018887/#num1
Posted by: Serenity, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:37pm; Reply: 537
Why, if type A nonnies have the lowest amount of stomach acid, are they allowed meat?  (Especially warriors) Does it really take more acid to break down grain than meat?  
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 2:16am; Reply: 538
Meat is optional for warriors.

If they choose to eat meat. the amount the amount on the diet is fairly restricted in part due to low acid levels.

Non secretors are allowed more meat than secretors, but nonsecreting warriors still do not need to eat meat if they choose not to.
Posted by: Serenity, Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3:40am; Reply: 539
Thanks C sharp, I know i don't have to but i am trying to understand why lamb, goat & mutton would be in my geno harmonic blends (good for cellular detox & glycation endproduct removal) if I have less stomach acid to digest it??  I can also have turkey and guinea hen... (one serve meat & one serve poultry per week)(think)(think)
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 5:58pm; Reply: 540
Does anyone here think Warrior when they look at Val Kilmer, stud to fat expletive deleted? Or maybe Alec Baldwin?
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Monday, May 28, 2012, 4:34am; Reply: 541
Anyone else have leaky gut/acid reflux problems?  I started the body ecology diet at the beginning of the year and that made my migraines go away but I am still left with eczema and sometimes constipation.  

Anyway, shortly before I discovered these books, I had incorporated both tomatoes and bananas into my diet again thinking it would do no harm but I think over time (since I was eating them every day) it caused me to start having a very slight acid reflux (which I did not get prior) until it got really bad one night and I felt horrible. When I discovered that they weren't all that great for me, I removed them from my diet but still suffer from the slight acid reflux no matter what I eat (even foods which are supposed to be good for me). I thought a B complex might help solve the problem so have just started taking that to see if it works. Hope so.  

The leaky gut issue was created after accidentally food poisoning myself three times in the course of a few months ...about two years ago. I just didn't know I had it or what it was until the beginning of this year. It's been a sort of a frustrating journey so far but at least I don't have sinus problems or migraines any more so that's something to be thankful for.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, May 28, 2012, 4:40am; Reply: 542
apply your guidelines....you ll be very pleased with the results

think of finding out your secretor status
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm

More information on SWAMI diets can be found at:
http://www.4yourtype.com/swamixp_video.asp
http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/clinic/swamigenotype.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/media/gtd.htm
find out how food rates for you individually, given your personal variables.
admin at dadamo.com
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Monday, May 28, 2012, 7:02am; Reply: 543
Thank you. I was planning on doing that as soon as I can.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 28, 2012, 4:37pm; Reply: 544
Quoted from 19000
Anyone else have leaky gut/acid reflux problems?

HAD!  When really bad, it may take some time to heal completely, but you can do it by maintaining high beneficial compliance and possibly adding some supplements to aid intestinal lining healing as well as proper flora rebuilding.  This is the basis of good health, so fixing this is paramount and will provide great rewards.
Posted by: DoS, Monday, May 28, 2012, 8:00pm; Reply: 545
Quoted from ABJoe

HAD!  When really bad, it may take some time to heal completely, but you can do it by maintaining high beneficial compliance and possibly adding some supplements to aid intestinal lining healing as well as proper flora rebuilding.  This is the basis of good health, so fixing this is paramount and will provide great rewards.


Yeah but you are a Nomad... no relation.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 28, 2012, 9:26pm; Reply: 546
Quoted from DoS
Yeah but you are a Nomad... no relation.

So by this statement, am I to take away that you are saying that as a Warrior, your intestinal damage is so bad that it can never be remedied?  You are very young to be despairing that your body will never heal itself.
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 4:36am; Reply: 547
Quoted from ABJoe

So by this statement, am I to take away that you are saying that as a Warrior, your intestinal damage is so bad that it can never be remedied?  You are very young to be despairing that your body will never heal itself.


Intestinal damage isn't really the issue with warriors. You have a situation where the body's metabolism is shot, and that is causing the leaky gut like issues. You don't produce enough stomach acid, enzymes don't function particularly right, nor does liver, etc... Every thing is compromised in function because of stimulation of hormones not working how they should, and cardiovascular system lacking (they go together unfortunately). You have a problem but that problem isn't the source of the issue. You can benefit from some things that help with those issues (ghee etc), but if you want to really get better it isn't the concentration; and won't do a lot.

No other Genotype can relate to this, in this way. A Gatherer who is thrifty might have a little bit of a similarity; but a gatherers approach to fixing it is vastly easy by comparison. They have more stomach acid, they can exercise intensely (and at a higher level) without even considering compensation (yoga, meditation, etc), and generally need to eat more of the right stuff (meat and vegetables). A warrior has to watch the exercise so it doesn't get too intense, compensate for it anyways, eat less, and work on keeping stress low.

Joe how would you feel if you had to be bored all the time practicing stress reducing, eating very little, and watching people around you having fun eating more and engaging in exercise that has become cultural, fun? If you don't do this then you may suffer from leaky gut type issues. (believe me I'm familiar, like when I can smell the foods I eat in my urine) You have to work towards things by not working towards anything. If that wasn't strange enough I can't even begin to explain how contradictory that is to a warriors mind who wants to get things solved right away.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 5:10pm; Reply: 548
Quoted from 19000
Anyway, shortly before I discovered these books, I had incorporated both tomatoes and bananas into my diet again thinking it would do no harm.


"Oranges, bananas and coconuts cause abnormal growths", Dr. D

I don't like bananas or oranges..never did. My mom who was an A,  ate oranges, and bananas every day. She had cystic breast disease, uterine fibroids, a fatty tumor on her arm and finally developed a brain tumor.  My only vice is tomatoes..  :B
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 5:21pm; Reply: 549
Quoted from DoS

Joe how would you feel if you had to be bored all the time practicing stress reducing, eating very little, and watching people around you having fun eating more and engaging in exercise that has become cultural, fun? If you don't do this then you may suffer from leaky gut type issues. .


Dr. D said that Warriors should not diet. When we diet we get fatter. He's right of course.

I totally gave up dairy. I'm dropping weight much more easily.I am definitely not a Teacher.  I eat mostly a vegetarian diet. I don't have fish...hate fish. I have beans, grains, vegetables.1 egg a day..very small amount of nuts..I drink almond milk. I had to cut back on the soy as it was stalling my weight loss. I still eat tofu and tempeh reguarly just am drinking more almond milk and much less soy milk..which I use for baking and cooking. I don't have a leaky gut problem. ...yeah, Val Kilmer is (was is more like it) hot. ;)
Posted by: Joyce, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 5:24pm; Reply: 550
Do you eat any wheat, Mayflowers?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 6:04pm; Reply: 551
Quoted from Joyce
Do you eat any wheat, Mayflowers?


It's a constant struggle. I can't lose weight when I eat wheat. I get off it and then I fall off the wheat wagon..and start eating it again. I believe Dr. D said a long time ago that wheat tends to make A's gain weight. It didn't bother me when I was younger but now it's having that affect on me... I'd rather give up dairy than wheat.  :(
Right now I started to go gluten free during the week and I eat wheat on weekends...
That seems to be working..plus the exercise helps.  Ideally, I'd like to stay off it.
Posted by: Joyce, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:00pm; Reply: 552
Quoted from 815


It's a constant struggle. I can't lose weight when I eat wheat. I get off it and then I fall off the wheat wagon..and start eating it again. I believe Dr. D said a long time ago that wheat tends to make A's gain weight. It didn't bother me when I was younger but now it's having that affect on me... I'd rather give up dairy than wheat.  :(
Right now I started to go gluten free during the week and I eat wheat on weekends...
That seems to be working..plus the exercise helps.  Ideally, I'd like to stay off it.


:) I've thought/recognised in the past that we seem to have similar issues!

I started eating wheat again when OH and I got back together after a year apart and even after 40+ years I still wonder if we should be together at all  ::)

Now I'm fat again and need to lose 14 - 20 pounds...mostly off my belly.

I don't eat bread which helps, but am tempted by biscuits, pancakes etc which I didn't buy when on my own.  OH has bread at least 3x a day  :o
Perhaps I ought to get my act together and make some non-wheat pancakes to satisfy my desires  ;D

I'm also eating some cottage [paneer type] cheese which is on my GT list, but not my SWAMI - whisked up with flaxoil it makes a nice cream subs and seems to be anti-inflammatory for me as per Dr Budwig's protocol.  I don't like liquid milk and real cream so that's not missed.

I do like fish and a piece of chicken or turkey occasionally - red meat not really missed though.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 12:39am; Reply: 553
Quoted from DoS
Joe how would you feel if you had to be bored all the time practicing stress reducing, eating very little, and watching people around you having fun eating more and engaging in exercise that has become cultural, fun?

I know healing quite often is a "pain".  It seemed like I was going around in circles (maybe different circles than you have) myself for quite some time.  Basically, you need to find what works (even incrementally) for you and do it, regardless of whether it is "fun"...
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 4:42am; Reply: 554
Quoted from 815


"Oranges, bananas and coconuts cause abnormal growths", Dr. D

I don't like bananas or oranges..never did. My mom who was an A,  ate oranges, and bananas every day. She had cystic breast disease, uterine fibroids, a fatty tumor on her arm and finally developed a brain tumor.  My only vice is tomatoes..  :B


Good gosh, that's awful! :(

I did not know that about those things either. Thank you for letting me know.  I used to eat coconut oil before I knew it was on my avoid list as well.  Oranges not so much but would have tangerines/clementines every now and then.  I normally didn't have a problem with tomatoes or bananas actually but when I started eating them every day about a month back that apparently changed.  Maybe because I'm more sensitive to things now that I eat so healthy. I remember reading some where that your body becomes more sensitive to things when you start eating healthier. Maybe there's some truth to that.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 4:44am; Reply: 555
I just made flax bread using this recipe - http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1215 It was easy to make and came out quite moist and tasty (for those trying to avoid wheat).
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 4:50am; Reply: 556
add different compliant grain, nut or seed flour.....you can make it savory or sweet
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 4:51am; Reply: 557
(Apologies for the triple post)

In the book, he talks about Warriors having long legs (especially the women) and having a lot of growth hormones but I am actually very short (5'1"). I match up to all the other criteria about warriors but that. I was wondering why that was. My mom who is also a warrior is also very short (5'2").
Posted by: Joyce, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 8:39am; Reply: 558
Does being short mean you don't have 'relatively' long legs though?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11:55am; Reply: 559
My DD is a Warrior at 5' 2" her legs are longer then her torso--
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:00pm; Reply: 560
I don't think the leg thing is as true as it use to be. Where I live 90% of the Hunters, for example, don't have longer legs. I look for this all the time, and rarely does anyone have longer legs.

It would be if the head wasn't included, obviously, with most people.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:14pm; Reply: 561
I think Dr. D told me the usual indication of a Warrior is the long head.. (unless you're an AB)
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:17pm; Reply: 562
Or really big egghead.... Long but huge sometimes. Unibrow is common.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:29pm; Reply: 563
Oh I forgot, that was the other thing I didn't have (long head). My head is pretty much in the middle.  My legs were slightly longer (though not very). No unibrow. Everything else was spot on though about the super fast metabolism and being extremely slender (in youth).  Anyways, just curious. Thanks for the responses. They were helpful.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:36pm; Reply: 564
Quoted from DoS
Or really big egghead.... Long but huge sometimes. Unibrow is common.


Like Adam Sandler?  :)
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:54pm; Reply: 565
Are there any supplements that are made for Warriors or Type As that would help heal acid reflux?  I couldn't seem to find any.
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 9:06pm; Reply: 566
Quoted from 815


Like Adam Sandler?  :)


Highly doubt it.

Andre the Giant, now he might be a warrior.

This guy might be a healthy younger warrior.

(The story in English)

Will Ferrell I think is an extremely good bet.

Young,

Will

Ferrell

And the "not unattractive stockiness" in later life.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:45pm; Reply: 567
Quoted from 19000
Are there any supplements that are made for Warriors or Type As that would help heal acid reflux?  I couldn't seem to find any.

  Delfect, Gastro D and intrinsia-- lay off the polyflora while you take the Gastro D.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:57pm; Reply: 568
Quoted from Andrea AWsec

  Delfect, Gastro D and intrinsia-- lay off the polyflora while you take the Gastro D.


Much appreciated.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11:05pm; Reply: 569
If you complete three bottles of gastro d it will be best. You should not need it long term.
Posted by: Serenity, Thursday, May 31, 2012, 2:27am; Reply: 570
Thanks to Andrea for suggesting these to me also, my heartburn symptoms were gone by the end of the second bottle of gastro D & never returned thankfully (i kept taking all three though) I keep deflect on hand all the time just in case but rarely need it, unless i eat out which is only a few times a year ;). Now take polyflora A and rarely even get bloated, I also take the recommended warrior supps & feel best as a vegetarian since discovering my true secretor status ;D
Wow, just noticed we three are INFJ warriors, extremely uncommon I believe!
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Thursday, May 31, 2012, 3:57am; Reply: 571
Oh yeah, that was another question I had.  In the book he says, "People in blood group A are most likely to be Teacher or Warrior GenoTypes, though some are Explorers." But I everyone keeps saying that Warrior type As are not so common so I am confused.

I am mainly suffering from leaky gut syndrome (the acid reflux is just a recent thing) so do y'all think Deflect would be better to take or Gastro D if I had to choose one?  I am following the proper Warrior Diet as well until I am able to figure out my secretor status (though I'm guessing I'm a secretor) and get the SWAMI software and all that.

Thanks for all the help everyone.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, May 31, 2012, 12:29pm; Reply: 572
Gastro D--  ;D
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 31, 2012, 3:06pm; Reply: 573
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Gastro D--  ;D


I'm allergic to mastic. I break out in a rash from it.  I can tolerate 1 Gastro D capsule a day. It really helps my indigestion too.  My acid reflux is from my weight gain. I never had it until I gained weight. The extra fat in the stomach area, pulls the stomach down so the esophagus is straight instead of curved like it's supposed to be and it makes it alot easier for the bile to go back up the esophagus. Weight loss is the best way to handle acid reflux...(well permanently)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, May 31, 2012, 3:09pm; Reply: 574
Quoted from DoS


Highly doubt it.


Oh contrare. Adam Sandler has a long egg shaped head and if he's an A or AB, I bet dollars to compliant donuts that he's a Warrior.  After all we have a great sense of humor, we are charismatic, and alluring...  :D
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Thursday, May 31, 2012, 5:41pm; Reply: 575
^ Lol

I noticed that the Deflect contains Pineapple concentrate and I see that pineapple is on Warrior's toxic list so perhaps the Gastro D is the way to go like everyone is saying. I suspect my acid reflux is caused by very low stomach acid at the moment (though I know it was already low to begin with) which was probably caused by the tomatoes and bananas I had been eating.  Just a guess though.  At 5'1", 90 lbs. I know it can't be due to weight.  My metabolism is much too fast for weight to have ever been a problem.  It will probably slow down by the time I hit 40 like my mom's did (she's also a Warrior type). I guess I will have to do the Swami to see exactly what foods are right for me.  Maybe pineapple will be good again. At the moment I'm trying out plain Kefir until I can afford the other stuff.

Thanks again for the feedback.
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, May 31, 2012, 7:33pm; Reply: 576
I think you are trying to see what you want.

Not a lot of warriors seem to have real narrow heads, even when elongated.
Posted by: Serenity, Thursday, May 31, 2012, 9:51pm; Reply: 577
rAw, pineapple is a superfood & pineapple juice is a diamond on my swami (I also take the bromlain supps)  But that may not be so for others as Swami is so individual, in fact mine says I am a reactive type so not the usual "thrifty" warrior & I have never been overweight. I am a 164cm (5 foot 3?) ectomorph with a long thin face/head.
I agree that Adam Sandler could be a warrior.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Friday, June 1, 2012, 12:52am; Reply: 578
Thank you, Serenity. Perhaps I should not be so fearful of the pineapple then :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, June 1, 2012, 6:42pm; Reply: 579
Quoted from 19000
^ Lol
I noticed that the Deflect contains Pineapple concentrate and I see that pineapple is on Warrior's toxic .


Pineapple is a diamond super beneficial for me. I never had trouble with pineapple and it helps my digestion.. makes the skin look nice too.. :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, June 1, 2012, 6:43pm; Reply: 580
Quoted from DoS
I think you are trying to see what you want.

Not a lot of warriors seem to have real narrow heads, even when elongated.


(lol) I still think Adam Sandler is a Warrior. (whistle) :P
(obviously you haven't seen me. My head is narrow)
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Saturday, June 2, 2012, 3:06pm; Reply: 581
Quoted from 815


Pineapple is a diamond super beneficial for me. I never had trouble with pineapple and it helps my digestion.. makes the skin look nice too.. :)


Perhaps it would be a good replacement for the kiwi I had been eating. Do you SWAMI too (I assume so)?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, June 2, 2012, 7:16pm; Reply: 582
Quoted from 19000

Perhaps it would be a good replacement for the kiwi I had been eating. Do you SWAMI too (I assume so)?


Yes, I've been to see Dr. D as a patient so there's no question that I'm a Warrior.  :)
I really think he's been too generous with my alloted food. Lol..  I've had to cut out more to
lose.  It's coming off ...slowly.. :)

I like kiwi, but I noticed it was breaking my face out like citrus does.. weird. I have a problem with most tropical fruits. Pineapple is the only one I can tolerate.
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, June 2, 2012, 8:22pm; Reply: 583
rAw Warrior I'm curious what you look like. A reactive, young, small, warrior.
Posted by: Serenity, Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10:05am; Reply: 584
Quoted from 815


Yes, I've been to see Dr. D as a patient so there's no question that I'm a Warrior.  :)
I really think he's been too generous with my alloted food. Lol....


I could never eat the amounts of some categories recommended by swami even set on the "smallest portions, least frequency" either....there is just way too much :o   I eat about a third of all the categories except the fruit & veg, I have the recommended 2 fruit and most days all of the 5 cups of veg.

Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Sunday, June 3, 2012, 4:33pm; Reply: 585
Quoted from 815


Yes, I've been to see Dr. D as a patient so there's no question that I'm a Warrior.  :)
I really think he's been too generous with my alloted food. Lol..  I've had to cut out more to
lose.  It's coming off ...slowly.. :)

I like kiwi, but I noticed it was breaking my face out like citrus does.. weird. I have a problem with most tropical fruits. Pineapple is the only one I can tolerate.


Oh that's cool :) I had considered paying him a visit myself but figured I'd try out SWAMI and possibly the supplements first.  I'm feeling pretty optimistic about those things.

Slowly but surely ;)

Sometimes when I would eat kiwis I guess I would have an allergic reaction to it too (though very subtle)because my lips would sometimes get sores from it but it was only sometimes that it would happen so wasn't frequent or severe enough for me to stop eating it until I saw it was on avoid/toxic list for me.  So I thought it was better to be safe than sorry.  When I first starting eating them it felt like they helped me in some way but they stopped "working" after a week.

Only problem I have with pineapple (and this may not be an issue any more) is the  time I ate it (which was a while ago), it's almost like it temporarily stripped the enamel off my teeth or something because whenever I would brush my teeth after that they were super sensitive for about a week until they went back to normal.  So I decided to avoid it from that point on but I have not tried it in a while so maybe it wold be okay now.  In the past, that had not been an issue so I found it strange.

I had a quick question about SWAMI (since you use it) - I saw on the video that there's places to enter in your Lewis Blood Group and your MN Blood group.  Does the kit it comes with give you the ability to figure those things out?  If not, how would I got about finding out that info? Just wondering! Thanks :)
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Sunday, June 3, 2012, 4:35pm; Reply: 586
Quoted from DoS
rAw Warrior I'm curious what you look like. A reactive, young, small, warrior.


I look pretty normal, just young for my age. I look like a teen even though I'm in my 20s or so I've been told.  Can't say I disagree.  Oh and I have hair and eyes and all that stuff :P
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Sunday, June 3, 2012, 6:36pm; Reply: 587
I also had another question.  Why is there a quiz on here to determine which diet is better for you (BTD or GTD)?  Would the GenoType diet be superior since it's based on more updated information?  Or is one better for losing weight (GTD) and the other better if you're sick or something (BTD)? I know once you do SWAMI it's much more individualized so that stuff doesn't matter so much but I was just curious if one is actually better than the other or better in certain circumstances or not.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, June 3, 2012, 6:53pm; Reply: 588
Quoted from 19000

I had a quick question about SWAMI (since you use it) - I saw on the video that there's places to enter in your Lewis Blood Group and your MN Blood group.  Does the kit it comes with give you the ability to figure those things out?  If not, how would I got about finding out that info? Just wondering! Thanks :)


Hi, No the kit only types you. Lewis is the Secretor status. That's another test you can buy from Dr. D's store to test if you are a secretor or not. It's better to know that info because it fine tunes the selection of your diet foods. MM and MN is hard to find out I actually tried and the doctors don't evnen know what it is! I don't know if they do it at Dr. D's office now, but they didn't do it when I went there. I only got typed. Anyone feel free to add to this.

The difference between the BTD and the GTD is mostly that if you have predisposition to genetic diseases, the GTD will change your genes which will be seen in your children and their children. The BTD keeps the disease genes you have from turning on as you age. Since I came late into the BTD, and I already had my children, Dr. D gave me a diet to maintain my health and prevent disease as I age...like for Warriors, heart disease and stroke. My father was a Warrior, he had high blood pressure, and a stroke, but he ate like a B or O. His type was AB+
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Monday, June 4, 2012, 12:26am; Reply: 589
Quoted from 815


Hi, No the kit only types you. Lewis is the Secretor status. That's another test you can buy from Dr. D's store to test if you are a secretor or not. It's better to know that info because it fine tunes the selection of your diet foods. MM and MN is hard to find out I actually tried and the doctors don't evnen know what it is! I don't know if they do it at Dr. D's office now, but they didn't do it when I went there. I only got typed. Anyone feel free to add to this.

The difference between the BTD and the GTD is mostly that if you have predisposition to genetic diseases, the GTD will change your genes which will be seen in your children and their children. The BTD keeps the disease genes you have from turning on as you age. Since I came late into the BTD, and I already had my children, Dr. D gave me a diet to maintain my health and prevent disease as I age...like for Warriors, heart disease and stroke. My father was a Warrior, he had high blood pressure, and a stroke, but he ate like a B or O. His type was AB+


Okay that what's I thought (that the kit only comes with the test for blood type). Ohhh, did not realize Lewis group was same as secretor status! Silly me.  I was planning on determining that before I purchased SWAMI so I'm good to go there.  

That is strange that it's so hard to find out the MN group...I shall look into it more.

Oh okay, I guess I had thought that the GTD did both of those things.

Heart problems run in my family as well (high blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke) but my family has not been eating right either though my mom is trying to get back on track. They are all As and my mom a confirmed Warrior type.

Thank you for answering my questions. I really appreciate it.
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, June 4, 2012, 12:47am; Reply: 590
Quoted from 19000


Okay that what's I thought (that the kit only comes with the test for blood type). Ohhh, did not realize Lewis group was same as secretor status! Silly me.  I was planning on determining that before I purchased SWAMI so I'm good to go there.  

You can order the saliva Secretor Test through the D'Adamo store and (unless I'm mistaken), it gives only secretor status and not the Lewis group.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, June 4, 2012, 5:29pm; Reply: 591
Quoted from Victoria

You can order the saliva Secretor Test through the D'Adamo store and (unless I'm mistaken), it gives only secretor status and not the Lewis group.


I get confused about the lewis group. I thought it was the blood version of secretor or non secretor?  ??)
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Monday, June 4, 2012, 5:49pm; Reply: 592
Ah, the confusion! lol It's okay, I'll just fill in the secretor status and anything else I can and skip the other stuff I don't know (which should only be three things).  Good enough.  Thanks again, y'all.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:26pm; Reply: 593
I noticed that some people have this sort of thing under their forum name: "Autumn: Harvest, success" and I've been wondering what it means. Didn't feel like it warranted the creation of a thread so, anyone care to enlighten me?  I can't figure it out.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 2:57pm; Reply: 594
Quoted from 19000
I noticed that some people have this sort of thing under their forum name: "Autumn: Harvest, success" and I've been wondering what it means. Didn't feel like it warranted the creation of a thread so, anyone care to enlighten me?  I can't figure it out.


Oh, that's nothing to do with the diet.  Dr. D is a 2nd degree black belt in Tai Kwan Do and the belts and the seasons have to do with that..that's how he designed the forum.  :)

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1097503925/s-new/

This link explains it.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 12:17pm; Reply: 595
Quoted from 815


Oh, that's nothing to do with the diet.  Dr. D is a 2nd degree black belt in Tai Kwan Do and the belts and the seasons have to do with that..that's how he designed the forum.  :)

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-ref/m-1097503925/s-new/

This link explains it.


I actually remembered what it meant some time after I made that post...I just forgot that I knew lol.  I'm always doing stuff like that.  Anyway thanks for letting me know!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, June 7, 2012, 3:33pm; Reply: 596
Do any Warriors juice?  I haven't been because it can be expensive but I like it more in the summer than in the winter.
Posted by: Serenity, Thursday, June 7, 2012, 9:38pm; Reply: 597
I juice my grapefruit every morning & add trehalose.  Every now and then, especially if someone in the family is sick and needs a boost or feel like a detox I will get out the champion juicer & we have a few days of juices (we haven't been sick for ages though  :)
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Friday, June 8, 2012, 2:05pm; Reply: 598
I used to make juice for the hubby all the time but not for me. I would make smoothies for the both of us for breakfast though. Now I've grown bored of them and started eating oatmeal instead. I love juice but as you said, it can be expensive.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 7:54pm; Reply: 599
Does anyone else get stomach aches from canned pumpkin? I've heard of it being common with pumpkin seeds but not so much with canned pumpkin (just the pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling). I thought I was getting a stomach ache from some lettuce but now I'm thinking it's the pumpkin since my sister got a stomach ache from it as well.  It's weird because I was eating it for two weeks with no problem and now I have a problem with it all of a sudden apparently : / I'm frustrated because I really like it and would like to continue to eat it. I only eat about a cup a day.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 8:00pm; Reply: 600
Might be too much fiber for you.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 2:23pm; Reply: 601
Hmm maybe so.  It's strange because I thought pumpkin was supposed to cure diarrhea/constipation...at least in dogs/cats. Guess it is not always the case for humans. I think I'm gonna cut it out of my diet at least temporarily because I can't stand the horrible stomach aches.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Friday, June 15, 2012, 12:41pm; Reply: 602
Problem solved - my stomach is still uneasy from the food poisoning (from the lettuce last week) so everything I eat makes it uneasy but ESPECIALLY the pumpkin (probably because of the fiber).  I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions.  Hopefully I get better soon. I need a probiotic.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, June 15, 2012, 3:44pm; Reply: 603
Quoted from 19000
Problem solved - my stomach is still uneasy from the food poisoning (from the lettuce last week) so everything I eat makes it uneasy but ESPECIALLY the pumpkin (probably because of the fiber).  I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions.  Hopefully I get better soon. I need a probiotic.


I got food poisoning from Red Lobster once.. years ago when my kids were small.. way before BTD.
I had shrimp (avoid) fra Diavlo (also avoid) After the initial feeling like I was going to die, ..I was sick for a month .  I had pain in my stomach I was on a bland diet for awhile..
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Saturday, June 16, 2012, 12:46pm; Reply: 604
Quoted from 815


I got food poisoning from Red Lobster once.. years ago when my kids were small.. way before BTD.
I had shrimp (avoid) fra Diavlo (also avoid) After the initial feeling like I was going to die, ..I was sick for a month .  I had pain in my stomach I was on a bland diet for awhile..


Wow, that sucks :( I never got food poisoning that badly but one year (about three years ago), I accidentally food poisoned myself three times within the course of only a few months which is the main reason I have digestive issues today (leaky gut etc.) other than abusing my body with fast food sometimes.  I've gotten food poisoning from everything but beef now!

I did find this interesting though - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/02/garlic-prevents-food-poisoning-better-antibiotics-_n_1470327.html. So I've just been eating crushed, raw garlic on light rye crackers with olive oil and sea salt like it's candy and it's the only thing that makes me feel better.  And fortunately, I find it extremely delicious too.  It's the only thing that doesn't turn my stomach to mush.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, June 16, 2012, 11:03pm; Reply: 605
Quoted from 19000

I did find this interesting though - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/02/garlic-prevents-food-poisoning-better-antibiotics-_n_1470327.html. So I've just been eating crushed, raw garlic on light rye crackers with olive oil and sea salt like it's candy and it's the only thing that makes me feel better.  And fortunately, I find it extremely delicious too.  It's the only thing that doesn't turn my stomach to mush.


I love garlic. I'm Italian  :) so I am a garlic lover. I did find if I ate it raw, I would get a stomach ache from it.  I put garlic on everything and I cook with it fresh. Might be why I don't get food poisoning much...well especially since I've been on the BTD.  All of the things I got sick from were avoids. I can count on one hand how many times I've had food poisoning. I suspect being a lover of garlic has save me a few times that I didn't know of  :D Thanks for the link
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Sunday, June 17, 2012, 3:01pm; Reply: 606
Quoted from 815


I love garlic. I'm Italian  :) so I am a garlic lover. I did find if I ate it raw, I would get a stomach ache from it.  I put garlic on everything and I cook with it fresh. Might be why I don't get food poisoning much...well especially since I've been on the BTD.  All of the things I got sick from were avoids. I can count on one hand how many times I've had food poisoning. I suspect being a lover of garlic has save me a few times that I didn't know of  :D Thanks for the link


I must be Italian at heart then (rather than by blood) because I love garlic too :) It's great learning how something so yummy is also so good for us :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, September 20, 2012, 3:04pm; Reply: 607
I've been leaning toward a vegan type of diet again. This time though I'm doing it while giving up gluten..which is really hard. I used dairy to make up for the lack of wheatness in my life...  :'( I just don't do too well on dairy, being born allergic to it.. I don't think I ever really out grew my allergy. My nose still gets stuffed up when I partake..  I'm also reading about bovine leukemia viruses and lymphoma viruses being transmitted to humans via cow's milk  :o    I'm still eating eggs right now..

What are the Warriors here doing?  My only beneficial meat is fish.
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, September 20, 2012, 3:10pm; Reply: 608
My only beneficial meat is fish, but I do eat a lot of beans/legumes/nuts, and some cheese, though I limit myself to feta (a bennie). I also eat a fair amount of plain yogurt (diamond), both savory and sweet-ish (using dried chopped dates or dried unsulphured apricots). I'm still off added sweeteners for the most part, though I did make a decadent dessert last night using avocados, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened carob powder, date sugar, and soy milk. I don't have a problem with soy or gluten, so that makes things easier for this Warrior. :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11:01pm; Reply: 609
Quoted from Drea
My only beneficial meat is fish, but I do eat a lot of beans/legumes/nuts, and some cheese, though I limit myself to feta (a bennie). I also eat a fair amount of plain yogurt (diamond), both savory and sweet-ish (using dried chopped dates or dried unsulphured apricots). I'm still off added sweeteners for the most part, though I did make a decadent dessert last night using avocados, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened carob powder, date sugar, and soy milk. I don't have a problem with soy or gluten, so that makes things easier for this Warrior. :)


Avacados and cocoa? I never heard of that being a dessert.. ??)  Well on the yogurt, Dr. D has just "yogurt" listed so that could also mean almond yogurt or soy yogurt. They even have coconut yogurt but I can't have coconut.  

I'm down to 1-2 servings of wheat a week. I gave up dairy.. though I love paneer cheese so I know I will have some on occassion due to my love of Indian cuisine.  ;)  
Posted by: Drea, Friday, September 21, 2012, 3:18am; Reply: 610
I'm pretty sure (at least in my swami report) that yogurt is of the cow milk variety..."Minimize your use of processed cheeses, cream cheese, high butterfat forms of milk and cream."
Posted by: Dirty, Monday, December 3, 2012, 6:04am; Reply: 611
Who can share their experience with this product? My concerns are what amount of caffeine from the yerba mate and green tea it my have. I don't do well with stimulants, and would like some feedback.

While we're at it, I got the Warrior 3 pack with the CLA and the catalyst too. Any comments or feedback will be appreciated. I don't want to take them until I can find out some more info.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, December 3, 2012, 6:24am; Reply: 612
Os do not do well with caffeine, however, yerba mate has become my morning staple drink..... :D
Posted by: Dirty, Monday, December 3, 2012, 3:34pm; Reply: 613
My concern isn't about any blood or genotype, it's because or personal health problems, that stimulants make worse.

I wasn't going to ask this until later, because I wanted to get my first question out of the way, but seeing as my thread got moved to page 25 of this already enormous thread and most people wont read it now anyway.......

Any comments on the cancer causing properties of the CLA formula are welcome as well.
Posted by: Dirty, Monday, December 3, 2012, 11:07pm; Reply: 614
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1354575971/
Posted by: Del, Sunday, December 9, 2012, 8:49pm; Reply: 615
Hi everyone. I have been reading the geno type book and did my measurements and questions yesterday and appear to be a warrior.

I have been sticking to the type a food list for 5 weeks now and have found it relatively easy. Thing is in the geno book it says no chicken or turkey for warriors so I am now looking at giving this a go till Christmas (will have chicken on Christmas Day).  I need to loose about 5 kilos and still cant get my head around eating so much fruit. Has anyone found the warrior diet shifts those kilos?  ??)
Posted by: Serenity, Sunday, December 9, 2012, 9:19pm; Reply: 616
My swami recommends 1 serve of turkey/duck/cornish hen/squab which are neutrals and ostrich is a diamond/per week, not chicken. I will most likely have a small amount of turkey on Christmas day but I know for me tofu is a better choice of protein.  Turkey is a better choice for warriors than chicken.
I love this time of the year for fruit, cherries, apricots, blueberries, raspberries, plums etc are all ripening now so daily quotas are easily filled.  Fruit replaces desserts and sugary treats you may (or may not) have enjoyed in the past & are full of fibre & nutrients... yummm i think warriors get the best range of foods!
Do you eat the five cups of vegetables recommended?  That i think is the key for warriors to lose kilos if they need to & I have found a morning freshly squeezed grapefuit & lemon with warm water is the most refreshing start to the day!
I just replied to a different post about the discount & free postage on supps from NZ, if you were considering the warrior pack now might be a good time to do so.   ;)
Posted by: Del, Sunday, December 16, 2012, 9:56pm; Reply: 617
Thanks for the reply Serenity. Yes the fruit is unbelieveable atm specially for someone like me that has been on high protein low carb(no fruit for 3 years). Hence my joy at eating any fruit. I love grapefruit and am having half before breakfast after my lemon and water and got a vitamix blender the other day to have green smoothies for breakfast to get in more green veges.

I do eat veges and salad so just need to fine tune which ones I eat. I like tofu and buy minced turkey to make burgers and found a lovely turkey roast piece in coles the other day. We are big fish eaters so basically the diet is good for me and although restrictive with a lot of seafood choices and no red meat the fruit makes up for it. Am experimenting with various grains for making my own breakfast cereals (muesli) and will look into the supplements in the new year.  I feel this morning as if I am going to loose weight with the diet principles as I can see I need to eat more of the right veges and less of the grainy breads etc. The vitamix is great for making fruit sorbets which are just frozen fruit and do make fantastic desserts.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, December 17, 2012, 12:09am; Reply: 618
you ll be very pleased Del!!!

welcome! :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, December 20, 2012, 1:35am; Reply: 619
Quoted from Del
Thanks for the reply Serenity. Yes the fruit is unbelieveable atm specially for someone like me that has been on high protein low carb(no fruit for 3 years)..


Hi, welcome. Biggest mistake I made with diet was trying to follow Atkins. What I managed to do following Atkins and low carb was activate my gluten intolerance gene, and now I can't eat wheat anymore. I mean I get acid reflux, and extreme indigestion and nausea, vomiting, when I eat gluten. I couldn't figure out why I was all of a sudden gluten intolerant when I had no trouble eating wheat. I just recently read a article about following low carb diets, would activate a gluten intolerance gene and I realized that's what happened to me.  :(
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:36am; Reply: 620
Quoted from 815


Hi, welcome. Biggest mistake I made with diet was trying to follow Atkins. What I managed to do following Atkins and low carb was activate my gluten intolerance gene, and now I can't eat wheat anymore. I mean I get acid reflux, and extreme indigestion and nausea, vomiting, when I eat gluten. I couldn't figure out why I was all of a sudden gluten intolerant when I had no trouble eating wheat. I just recently read a article about following low carb diets, would activate a gluten intolerance gene and I realized that's what happened to me.  :(


I wonder if that happened to me.

I don't get those severe reactions but I feel awful for a long time. Even coffee does it to me. It seems like oats bother me too. I can tell because my digestion gets way off, and I get depressed super easy. It takes over a day for coffee to stop bothering me.

In the last few days I have had interesting bowel things happen the more I don't touch any potential gluten, and consume Intrinsa. They are good things though, and my nervous system seems to work based on keeping off gluten and gluten like stuff. It might explain a lot of non-responsiveness to warrior diet for myself.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, December 20, 2012, 2:15pm; Reply: 621
Quoted from DoS
I wonder if that happened to me.

I don't get those severe reactions but I feel awful for a long time. Even coffee does it to me. It seems like oats bother me too. I can tell because my digestion gets way off, and I get depressed super easy. It takes over a day for coffee to stop bothering me.

In the last few days I have had interesting bowel things happen the more I don't touch any potential gluten, and consume Intrinsa. They are good things though, and my nervous system seems to work based on keeping off gluten and gluten like stuff. It might explain a lot of non-responsiveness to warrior diet for myself.

This sounds like a breakthrough for you, DOS. It is amazing how just reading an article like Mayflowers did that can make a big bright bulb light up!!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, December 20, 2012, 4:24pm; Reply: 622
Quoted from DoS

I don't get those severe reactions but I feel awful for a long time. Even coffee does it to me. It seems like oats bother me too..


I can't tolerate oats anymore either.  :( I'm getting the same symptoms from oats too.  When I can find the article I'll post it. I can't find it!   I also have mental effects from gluten and oats. Anxiety, irritibility,  depression and sadness that goes away when I stop gluten and oats. I am so much more patient off wheat.. and happier! Better outlook!  :D

I found it!
http://www.livestrong.com/article/286012-can-a-high-protein-diet-cause-wheat-sensitivity/
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, December 20, 2012, 11:06pm; Reply: 623
Hm nothing really in the article. I think it has more to do with suppressed symptoms and body function. The sickest I have been was when I was really young I felt bizarre regularly, lots of ear infections, lymph annoyances, almost had tonsils removed etc. Then I became a weird picky eater and preferred to subsist off of things that wouldn't particularly boost health. Everything evened out more towards adulthood. I was never a sickly child, just emotional, super picky, etc.

If you had those issues as a child, and then you stop eating the stuff later in life... Perhaps you would have to acclimate yourself to lowered function again. You don't have the budding resilience of youth at hand though. All you got is a more powerful, less tolerant, system to let you know it does not like it.

Plus from blood type to blood type and secreter status, we respond differently to these things.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, December 21, 2012, 3:08pm; Reply: 624
Quoted from DoS
If you had those issues as a child, and then you stop eating the stuff later in life... Perhaps you would have to acclimate yourself to lowered function again. You don't have the budding resilience of youth at hand though. All you got is a more powerful, less tolerant, system to let you know it does not like it.Plus from blood type to blood type and secreter status, we respond differently to these things.


I didn't have but one ear infection. I had tons of sore throats and had my tonsils out at 6.  No lymph problems until I got mono at 17..  in bed a couple of weeks.  I think it's age related too. I'm going to have to be more diligent with my diet and exercise routine. I've been under a huge amount of stress this past year and I haven't been practicing stress reduction..Like we're supposed to do.. yoga or chi gong.  I'm going back to chi gong.  This chi gong master is a great healer.  People have healed themselves of cancers and stones, and arthritis. He's the one that I got the 'Good, Better and Best' from in regards to the BTD and practicing chi gong.  No more lazy Taurus..  :B
I'm listening to this song... my son played it on the alternative station.. I love it.. I'm a typical Warrior..
It's all about youth.   8) ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ECw5DTULQ8  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, December 21, 2012, 3:24pm; Reply: 625
Here's a song for Dr. D.. fellow Warrior. He might like it because he loves Gettysburg and the Civil War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeOisNM0  

But I'm going back to making some green smoothies and get more antioxidants. I have to get this weight off too. I'm on a mission!
Posted by: Del, Friday, December 28, 2012, 11:24pm; Reply: 626
Just thought I would mention that I have been eating a lot of avoids over Christmas - shellfish and wheat based deserts although sticking to basic diet guidelines most of the time and I feel bloated. Spare tyre blew up over Christmas and felt quite hard - has now gone back to normal size - I feel the prawns/calamari/potato/wheat deserts really are my downfall.  Will be sticking to basic typea diet for a few weeks before getting back into the warrior which I find difficult to follow.  Dont really feel that I fall into the warrior descriptions and yet I can see my sister and father in other genotypes without knowing their true type other than being a.

The difficulty with the warrior diet for me is that some of the avoids are on the typea as ok  and are things that we eat as a family.  Would doing type a strictly for a few weeks and then giving warrior a go be the way to handle this?  Am interested in everyones input as I have found some amazing comments in these threads
Posted by: DoS, Friday, December 28, 2012, 11:33pm; Reply: 627
I'd like to see some potential changes in warrior food/exercise/something plans. They seem to struggle the most with actually being healthy and fit. It may not be easy for Gatherers, but they love the hardcore exercise that makes them trim; they just have to get up to do it. They at least have the option to consume lots of the right calories, and work the weight off like a battle to the death. Neither are available to warriors.

It seems a bit wild to think that throughout history such undesirable traits could really be those that prolong your blood line.
Posted by: DoS, Friday, December 28, 2012, 11:56pm; Reply: 628
Quoted from 815


It's all about youth.   8) ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ECw5DTULQ8  


We don't all get that youth. In fact I didn't know how physically off I was until more recent years. I still barely know what it is like to feel sort of normal. All the pursuits of youth and benefits are mostly unfamiliar to me. You might imagine I'm not really excited about getting older and owning up to an even less functioning body than I have now. It is like I blinked and now I am getting old. But when I remember what I can, I realize how it was all a waste of time and did nothing for me today. The world is a different place for those that get to enjoy their youth as a healthy young adult than those having to choose the best fit lie.

It has to feel different to be someone like Dr. D'Adamo, or other warriors I have seen. You look back and realize you did a lot of stuff. You accomplished something, maybe started careers, maybe had kids, maybe invested something... Perhaps you traveled. Maybe you even did a lot of physically demanding things and looked good. Whatever it was, the great ability to process a lot of information and meet demands probably allowed you to do almost anything you wanted. It might seem unnerving to have that "I don't look like myself anymore" time in the mirror at middle age Dr. D talks about, but it is strangely more tolerable for warriors that have ever seen themselves. It really does seem easier for those that have ever been themselves. Your values and cares shift often as you age, so knowing what you have been and maybe could squeeze out again, provides some kind of confidence that allows you to be more concerned with other things. However that youthful figure had benefits that help acquire partners, children, jobs, etc, that are not connected to the later midlife look; but they are certainly important for confidence. There are warriors in my family just not that concerned with youth as they age, but they had it to start with.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 2:45pm; Reply: 629
Quoted from Del
Just thought I would mention that I have been eating a lot of avoids over Christmas - shellfish and wheat based deserts


I gained weight mostly because I had some extra animal protein.. turkey, duck. I also had some pumpkin pie.. (minus crust) and I made a batch of grain free brownies.. with evap cane juice..a neutral for me. That was the extent of my holiday goodness.  I stopped the meat, so I lost 2 lbs already.  I had gained 4 lbs.  I wasn't eating any gluten that I know of... except I got some palak paneer that was contaminated yesterday and my stomach let me know it last  night. I get stabbing pain and it does back flips... I cannot get anymore takeout..  :(
(who would put flour in palak paneer??!)  One of my resolutions is no more laziness about cooking. I like to cook  but, I don't always have time with working full time and two needy sons. (grown but can't seem to operate on their own yet)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 2:59pm; Reply: 630
Quoted from DoS

We don't all get that youth. In fact I didn't know how physically off I was until more recent years. I still barely know what it is like to feel sort of normal. .


You could be a Warrior ...teetering on Explorer? Just not enough for Dr. D to genotype you as an Explorer.  You never spoke about your visit to him so I don't know what your story is.  I know my dad was a Warrior and not sure about my mom. She was an A though.  

My son is a B, Nomad. He's a lot like me. We like the same music and movies, TV shows.  The environment that you're raised in has a lot to do with it too.  
Posted by: Jacquie, Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:35am; Reply: 631
Here's some relaxing music for y'all. Personally helps me when I get too high strung. Music always makes everything better. Whatever challenges you are currently facing, you can get through them. You are stronger than you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mYIfiQlfaas#!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiEcNBIFbis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q08aQYYpZcM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YCAcXiHEdk
Posted by: DoS, Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:19am; Reply: 632
Quoted from 815


You could be a Warrior ...teetering on Explorer? Just not enough for Dr. D to genotype you as an Explorer.  You never spoke about your visit to him so I don't know what your story is.  I know my dad was a Warrior and not sure about my mom. She was an A though.  

My son is a B, Nomad. He's a lot like me. We like the same music and movies, TV shows.  The environment that you're raised in has a lot to do with it too.  


COE says I am a Warrior. Warriors and Explorers have almost nothing in common.

I still don't know what is so wrong with me. For a few days it seemed like I was doing real well. Now since I am home I am not? Stress? Maybe. I can't figure it out. Part of me wonders about the water... Any anti-bacterial type stuff makes me feel better. Anti-biotics make me feel awesome. I need to figure it out. I am losing the battle to be healthy.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:59am; Reply: 633
DoS did you blow hydrogen?
Posted by: DoS, Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:05pm; Reply: 634
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
DoS did you blow hydrogen?


Yeah I got a 0. Funny, I thought I would be off the charts but now I think I see that in order for that to happen you can't have a dry digestive track that isn't feed too much of your blood antigen to bacteria.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, January 11, 2013, 10:56pm; Reply: 635
Quoted from Jacquie
Here's some relaxing music for y'all.


Lovely music. thank you  :)  Odd but I can't listen to this type of music at work. It makes me sleepy.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, January 11, 2013, 11:06pm; Reply: 636
Quoted from DoS


COE says I am a Warrior. Warriors and Explorers have almost nothing in common.


I'm talking about that we have a certain percentage of the genotypes in us. Explorers are very sensitive to chemicals and toxins. I didn't mean what they have in common.  You could be having chemical reactions, or food reactions. I gave up gluten..feel tons better and now I'm stopping eggs.I'm trying to be more vegetarian. I'd like to stop dairy as well, but I'm doing one thing at a time. I want the weight off.  

If you want to use another form of self healing, that is recommend by Dr. D besides yoga, there is Chi Gong which is the healing form of tai chi. I practice Spring Forest Chi Gong. It's up to you if you think you can believe that the mind heals the body.
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, January 12, 2013, 4:25am; Reply: 637
I don't think there is any validity to percentages of other genotypes at all. I think they was conjured up by the SWAMIX percentages.

You might have correlations, sensitivities being an expression of them. Sure, I have some of them. But you have to realize that some things are the problem for person X and for person Y they are a function of a different problem.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:24pm; Reply: 638
Quoted from DoS
I don't think there is any validity to percentages of other genotypes at all. I think they was conjured up by the SWAMIX percentages.

You might have correlations, sensitivities being an expression of them. Sure, I have some of them. But you have to realize that some things are the problem for person X and for person Y they are a function of a different problem.


The percentages are not from the SWAMIX. They are from Dr. D.  ... Besides, for instance, gluten intolerance is gluten intolerance whether you are person X or person Y. On person X maybe it's diarrhea and on Person Y maybe it's schizophrenia and eczema.  The only way they'd know is if they stop the gluten and their symptoms clear up.  
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, January 12, 2013, 4:45pm; Reply: 639
Glad you had 0-- that is one battle you do not have to face. I do wonder about what things you have in your life. A's can get a bit obsessive.

What things do you do to enjoy your time?
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, January 12, 2013, 6:30pm; Reply: 640
That is a strange question. I do stuff, but I spend most of it doing things I don't want to be doing. I am working on refinishing a guitar right now, then building an amplifier and spring reverb. Perhaps a volume control unit for stereo. But when I want to be working on a lot of things that are not so physical, my mind won't let me. I love reading books but I can't. Can't be involved in the professional world of dance either (only thing I ever really cared about). The list goes on. My body holds me back from everything.

Basically I do what I can, not what I want. It isn't good for self esteem and I don't enjoy it that much.
Posted by: Jacquie, Saturday, January 12, 2013, 7:41pm; Reply: 641
Quoted from 815


Lovely music. thank you  :)  Odd but I can't listen to this type of music at work. It makes me sleepy.


Hehe, glad you liked it :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, January 13, 2013, 3:27pm; Reply: 642
Weight is finally starting to move down..I stopped eggs. I am now on my compliant dairy only.. yogurt and paneer ... But it's only 5 servings a week. I was born allergic to cow dairy.  I may try stopping it and being vegan. Don't know if I can do it. I already dropped 2 lbs in  a week being off eggs.  :)
So I'm completely vegetarian as of this past week. I noticed a lot more energy right away since I stopped eggs. I was tested intolerant to eggs by Enterolab.. even dairy and soy. I'm not giving up soy...
Posted by: Jacquie, Sunday, January 13, 2013, 8:07pm; Reply: 643
Mayflowers, you can definitely do it. I thought I would miss dairy too but here I am and surprisingly, I can do without it and the pain it brings me.  Eggs and soy aren't the best for me either but I can tolerate eggs okay (don't really eat them though). You just gotta find foods that you like just as much to replace those things :) You can make small goals.  Say I'm going to go without this for a week, two weeks, three weeks etc. so it's not such an intimidating goal and allow yourself to have it on occasion. Keep up the good work :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:54pm; Reply: 644
Quoted from Jacquie
Mayflowers, you can definitely do it. I thought I would miss dairy too but here I am and surprisingly, I can do without it and the pain it brings me.  Eggs and soy aren't the best for me either but I can tolerate eggs okay (don't really eat them though). You just gotta find foods that you like just as much to replace those things :) You can make small goals.  Say I'm going to go without this for a week, two weeks, three weeks etc. so it's not such an intimidating goal and allow yourself to have it on occasion. Keep up the good work :)


Thanks for the tips  :) When I tried to give up all dairy, I started waking up at night with anxiety attacks.  I'm having a little withdrawal from the eggs. The first day I felt great.  Tons of energy. The second day, yesterday, I felt soooo tired and 'off' feeling.  I just rested most of the day. Well my son left for CA for Army training Saturday so that might be contributing to it.  :(  I'd like to stop grains too but then.. it may be too stressful for me stopping all this at once. The most important thing to stop was gluten. I feel so much better off it.  :)
Posted by: Jacquie, Monday, January 14, 2013, 10:55pm; Reply: 645
Quoted from 815


Thanks for the tips  :) When I tried to give up all dairy, I started waking up at night with anxiety attacks.  I'm having a little withdrawal from the eggs. The first day I felt great.  Tons of energy. The second day, yesterday, I felt soooo tired and 'off' feeling.  I just rested most of the day. Well my son left for CA for Army training Saturday so that might be contributing to it.  :(  I'd like to stop grains too but then.. it may be too stressful for me stopping all this at once. The most important thing to stop was gluten. I feel so much better off it.  :)


That's rough. Baby steps. As a major foodie, it can sometimes be hard letting go of that crutch (personally) - but it helps to have other things in my life that excite me other than food.

I didn't realize you could get withdrawals from not eating dairy and eggs any more. Do you think that is your body detoxing or something?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 3:32pm; Reply: 646
Quoted from Jacquie
I didn't realize you could get withdrawals from not eating dairy and eggs any more. Do you think that is your body detoxing or something?


Oh yeah! The body gets used to and compensates a toxin affecting it.. so when the toxin stops, the body has to re-evaluate and realize it doesn't have to compensate anymore..and it kind of goes into shock IMO for a little while until it realizes its ok now and can relax...  :)  

I was a foodie too. I'm a Taurus. We have the hardest of the entire zodiac as far as maintaining weight. We love gourmet food..rich food. The only thing that stops a lot of us from weighing 500 lbs is our vanity..which can be a good thing.  My coworker who is a Phd and a biochemist is a Taurus. She must weigh 350-400 lbs at 5'4".
Her vanity failed her.  :(  I worry about her because she has two babies 2 and 5.  And when you say "baby steps" this girl goes to a gym and gets a personal trainer and ended up getting hurt and now she can't exercise.  I don't recommend personal trainers for anyone who's obese.  They should just get outside and walk off the weight..so much less stressful for them.  I hate that show Biggest Loser.  One of these days some huge contestant will drop dead  from  a heart attack and the BL will get sued for every penny they have
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 7:41pm; Reply: 647
BL? How about the fact that on Gatherers, and mostly Explorers ever win it? All the Warriors on it fail. How depressing must that be?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8:42pm; Reply: 648
Quoted from DoS
BL? How about the fact that on Gatherers, and mostly Explorers ever win it? All the Warriors on it fail. How depressing must that be?


I think it's because the Gatherer's and Explorers are heavier and lose more weight over all.
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 9:39pm; Reply: 649
Quoted from 815


I think it's because the Gatherer's and Explorers are heavier and lose more weight over all.


Uh or the fact that their bodies respond (positively) to hard exercise all day long and Warriors do not.
Posted by: Jacquie, Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:16am; Reply: 650
Quoted from 815


Oh yeah! The body gets used to and compensates a toxin affecting it.. so when the toxin stops, the body has to re-evaluate and realize it doesn't have to compensate anymore..and it kind of goes into shock IMO for a little while until it realizes its ok now and can relax...  :)  

I was a foodie too. I'm a Taurus. We have the hardest of the entire zodiac as far as maintaining weight. We love gourmet food..rich food. The only thing that stops a lot of us from weighing 500 lbs is our vanity..which can be a good thing.  My coworker who is a Phd and a biochemist is a Taurus. She must weigh 350-400 lbs at 5'4".
Her vanity failed her.  :(  I worry about her because she has two babies 2 and 5.  And when you say "baby steps" this girl goes to a gym and gets a personal trainer and ended up getting hurt and now she can't exercise.  I don't recommend personal trainers for anyone who's obese.  They should just get outside and walk off the weight..so much less stressful for them.  I hate that show Biggest Loser.  One of these days some huge contestant will drop dead  from  a heart attack and the BL will get sued for every penny they have


That's interesting. Maybe that's why I am constipated for weeks when going into major detox mode.


That's sad. I'm not a fan of intense exercise either. I've tried it and it makes me more upset after I'm done than before I start. Think I'll stick to ballet conditioning/yoga/pilates/walking/jogging. I don't like too slow like yoga - bores me to tears.  But too intense just makes me want to kill myself lol. I agree - severely overweight people especially should start off easy since all that weight puts so much stress on their joints. Have to be careful. I haven't really watched Big Loser that much but the few times I have - yeah, I do not envy them lol.
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7:45am; Reply: 651
Intense exercise often doesn't work well for me. I don't breath hard enough to justify how hard I am working, and then I can't increase how hard I am working right. But when it feels good, like my body is transfering enough oxygen, and I feel the muscle burn (often it is just cramping and numbness) as they stretch and contract... well I love it. I'm not sure what I like better, if anything? That is one reason why sometimes I loved dancing and wanted to excel at it... all over now  ::) Now I can't even sleep well, let alone convince myself that something isn't true about my body so I'll believe in working hard to benefit, physically.

I don't watch BL either really, but when I have seen it at my mother's place, you certainly watch the Warriors just sort of give up while some people go from flab to fab (literally, some of them come away looking amazing).
Posted by: Jacquie, Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7:57am; Reply: 652
Quoted from DoS
Intense exercise often doesn't work well for me. I don't breath hard enough to justify how hard I am working, and then I can't increase how hard I am working right. But when it feels good, like my body is transfering enough oxygen, and I feel the muscle burn (often it is just cramping and numbness) as they stretch and contract... well I love it. I'm not sure what I like better, if anything? That is one reason why sometimes I loved dancing and wanted to excel at it... all over now  ::) Now I can't even sleep well, let alone convince myself that something isn't true about my body so I'll believe in working hard to benefit, physically.


Why aren't you able to dance any more? I saw you had mentioned that earlier but didn't want to intrude. Dancing is the only intense exercise I like. Probably because dancing to music just makes everything feel right (to me).

Quoted from DoS

I don't watch BL either really, but when I have seen it at my mother's place, you certainly watch the Warriors just sort of give up while some people go from flab to fab (literally, some of them come away looking amazing).


That's really annoying (for the Warriors). Also probably doesn't make them feel very good about themselves.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:11pm; Reply: 653
Quoted from DoS

Uh or the fact that their bodies respond (positively) to hard exercise all day long and Warriors do not.


I used to be an athelete (figure skater) and my body was used to hard exercise. Sometimes if your body is used to hard exercise you have to do some kind of a little higher intensity than yoga. lol  I tried to lose weight just walking.. not. Maybe if I walk 2 hours but I'm only up to 30-45 mins now.  I have now added Qi Gong back to my exercise routine.  Supposed to practice 30 mins to 2 hours a day. Last night I practiced 30 mins almost. I find it sooooo relaxing.  I can't believe I stopped it when I first started it.  But at the time my life was crazy.. 2 sons in school and a sick mother and I had just bought it and didn't realize the power of it.  So.. I'll be a lab rat and see how it affects my weight and health.  I need to drop the same stupid 30 lbs.  :( :)

I had no weight problem when I was youger as long I was vegetarian.  I weighed 137 at 5'7".  I slowly added meat back to my diet and my weight slowly went up...
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7:34pm; Reply: 654
Quoted from Jacquie


Why aren't you able to dance any more? I saw you had mentioned that earlier but didn't want to intrude. Dancing is the only intense exercise I like. Probably because dancing to music just makes everything feel right (to me).



My body is not flexible enough, and I can't lose weight. Plus I can't practice enough (the stress adds up). Dancers have to practice more than many other athletes. They simply have longer days.

I'm only interested in professional dance, modern mostly.
Posted by: Jacquie, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 9:08am; Reply: 655
Quoted from DoS


My body is not flexible enough, and I can't lose weight. Plus I can't practice enough (the stress adds up). Dancers have to practice more than many other athletes. They simply have longer days.

I'm only interested in professional dance, modern mostly.


Ah, I see. Well that's frustrating.
Posted by: Jacquie, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 9:13am; Reply: 656
Quoted from 815


I used to be an athelete (figure skater) and my body was used to hard exercise. Sometimes if your body is used to hard exercise you have to do some kind of a little higher intensity than yoga. lol  I tried to lose weight just walking.. not. Maybe if I walk 2 hours but I'm only up to 30-45 mins now.  I have now added Qi Gong back to my exercise routine.  Supposed to practice 30 mins to 2 hours a day. Last night I practiced 30 mins almost. I find it sooooo relaxing.  I can't believe I stopped it when I first started it.  But at the time my life was crazy.. 2 sons in school and a sick mother and I had just bought it and didn't realize the power of it.  So.. I'll be a lab rat and see how it affects my weight and health.  I need to drop the same stupid 30 lbs.  :( :)

I had no weight problem when I was younger as long I was vegetarian.  I weighed 137 at 5'7".  I slowly added meat back to my diet and my weight slowly went up...


That's really cool. I always wanted to be good at figure skating. When I was a kid I settled for making an art out of falling instead (liked the attention I guess) :P

I just tried Tai Chi for the first time recently and man, was I bored. It's like I can't force myself to slow down THAT much and I can't force myself to speed up too much either. I like some middle ground at a steady rhythmic pace.  I wish it weren't so because of all the benefits you get from those types of spiritual exercises. I guess my mind tends to race a bit which is fine as long as it's about something I'm passionate about.

Anyways, what about a combination of walking and jogging? Have you tried that?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2:08pm; Reply: 657
Quoted from Jacquie

I just tried Tai Chi for the first time recently and man, was I bored. It's like I can't force myself to slow down THAT much and I can't force myself to speed up too much either. I like some middle ground at a steady rhythmic pace.  I wish it weren't so because of all the benefits you get from those types of spiritual exercises. I guess my mind tends to race a bit which is fine as long as it's about something I'm passionate about.Anyways, what about a combination of walking and jogging? Have you tried that?


I had both of my hips replaced in 2004 so I can't jog.  :( I walk though 30-45 mins. I slacked off because I hurt my one hip and was resting it...plus the weather was bad.. So now today I'm planning on walking during my lunch hour.  :)  

I hear ya about the tai chi.  This chi gong is only 7 exercises. I practice usually at night because it relaxes me before bedtime.  It's so meditative. I can practice all 7 or just focus on one exercise for 10-30 mins. I really need the stress reduction. I can't do yoga. Every time I've done yoga, I've hurt my joints because they are hyper extending. I didn't realize what the problem was until the Ortho notice my arm bowing out when I sat on the table and he warned me to be careful stretching beause I had the HE joints.  So that explained it! Chi Gong is better for me.. especially as a Warrior.. Tai Chi is a Martial Art girl!  :) ;) I used to be a big fan of Kung Fu when I was 18 and all the KF movies were out. I took lessons for a while then they went out of business and they wanted me to come to China Town in NYC to learn from a master, and my parents were NO on that. :(   I was only 18 at the time.
Posted by: Serenity, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 8:31pm; Reply: 658
I did tae kwon do when i was younger.  I loved it but we moved. I now enjoy tai chi but if I have had a stressful day it is difficult at first to slow down.  I can't find chi gong classes anywhere, I want to try it.
Posted by: Jacquie, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 11:46pm; Reply: 659
Quoted from 815


I had both of my hips replaced in 2004 so I can't jog.  :( I walk though 30-45 mins. I slacked off because I hurt my one hip and was resting it...plus the weather was bad.. So now today I'm planning on walking during my lunch hour.  :)


What a bummer. I'm sorry you have trouble with your hips. I hope you find something that works really well for you.  

Quoted from 815

I hear ya about the tai chi.  This chi gong is only 7 exercises. I practice usually at night because it relaxes me before bedtime.  It's so meditative. I can practice all 7 or just focus on one exercise for 10-30 mins. I really need the stress reduction. I can't do yoga. Every time I've done yoga, I've hurt my joints because they are hyper extending. I didn't realize what the problem was until the Ortho notice my arm bowing out when I sat on the table and he warned me to be careful stretching beause I had the HE joints.  So that explained it! Chi Gong is better for me.. especially as a Warrior.. Tai Chi is a Martial Art girl!  :) ;) I used to be a big fan of Kung Fu when I was 18 and all the KF movies were out. I took lessons for a while then they went out of business and they wanted me to come to China Town in NYC to learn from a master, and my parents were NO on that. :(   I was only 18 at the time.


Yeah, yoga can get sort of crazy. The Chi Gong sounds like a great idea though before bed time.

Too bad you didn't get to learn from a master :( That would have been fun. I did tae kwon do when I was a kid but only earned a few stripes.  The next summer I did karate and just earned the gold belt.  I'm terrible at memorizing moves.  I'm not a robot. I'd rather do something free-style. I do understand the purpose of it though but I knew I couldn't get any further than that even if I wanted to because I'm terrible at memorizing movements. Which is why I could never follow a dance workout. I just make up my own stuff.
Posted by: Jacquie, Thursday, January 17, 2013, 11:47pm; Reply: 660
Quoted from Serenity
I did tae kwon do when i was younger.  I loved it but we moved. I now enjoy tai chi but if I have had a stressful day it is difficult at first to slow down.  I can't find chi gong classes anywhere, I want to try it.


Glad I'm not the only one who has trouble :) I've never tried Chi Gong either. You should try a dvd or something.
Posted by: Serenity, Friday, January 18, 2013, 5:26am; Reply: 661
Yes, good idea i will check out ebay/amazon for a dvd  :).
I do find it easier in a class with an instructor but should get the basics from dvd.
Posted by: Jacquie, Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 11:14pm; Reply: 662
Note to self - never eat an Italian panini ever again even when cheating.  Ugh!  It had salami and prosciutto on it - two things which I haven't had in a long, long time. Caused major sinus build up.

In other news I've figured out a way that I actually enjoy doing yoga. I just look at the different moves online and I do them myself in whatever order I choose after my jog instead of following a dvd. It feels more natural to just do whatever my body feels like doing and since I'm listening to music at the same time it's very relaxing and invigorating. I actually used to contort my body in different ways when I was younger just for fun before I even knew what yoga was. I didn't realize I was even doing some yoga moves. They are really fun to do and it really does help relax me.
Posted by: Serenity, Thursday, January 31, 2013, 12:00am; Reply: 663
I also did yoga type moves when I was young without knowing what I was doing but if felt good to stretch & challenge myself!

I am wondering if any other warriors experience weird & troublesome symptoms then go and get tests done & they find nothing?
It happens to me at least once a year I get a set of symptoms which looks suspiciously like the typical presentation of a specific disease (this time gallstones) my GP sends me off immediately for a stack of tests only to discover that everything is perfectly ok.  It is frustrating because I hate tests & hate wasting time not to mention the hundreds of dollars out of pocket!!  
I guess at least everything is fine but it doesn't explain what caused the intense pains so I don't know what the trigger was to avoid that again. ??)
Posted by: Jacquie, Friday, February 1, 2013, 6:54am; Reply: 664
I think I may have over did it or did something wrong because my lower back is sort of sore. I lay on the carpet when I do it but maybe that's not soft enough.

Have you tried process of elimination? What sorts of things do you usually eat? Where does the pain occur?
Posted by: Serenity, Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:31am; Reply: 665
Jacqui, do you lie down on your back, bend your knees & rock them gently from side to side?  Ever tried homeopathic Arnica?  you can get it at most health stores as a rub and pills.

I have been really good but did have a stressful day so after getting the all clear the GP is suggesting it was an IBS flare up... i guess back to the digestion protocol?  I have deflect & polyflora but will have to get the other supps i think.
Last year around the same time it was different symptoms.  I think it is this time of the year which doesn't agree with me ??)
Posted by: Jacquie, Friday, February 1, 2013, 2:49pm; Reply: 666
Hmm I have never heard of homeopathic Arnica. I will have to check that out thanks. Maybe I should practice the yoga poses on the bed or something. I've never done the the knee rock thing you mentioned. Will have to try that too.

I hope you feel better soon!
Posted by: Averno, Friday, February 1, 2013, 3:49pm; Reply: 667

Quoted from Serenity
Jacqui, do you lie down on your back, bend your knees & rock them gently from side to side?  


This exercise helps me more than any other. For disc problems, hip joint flexibility, sciatica (w/possible PAD issues), and digestive health.

Try this also: knees bent, relax your abdominals and press around the side of your "6-pack" and down along the inside ridge of your hip bone. Gently at first, but you can get pretty deep with good results. You might feel some zingers...these are fixations that once released can bring much better circulation to those areas resulting in more efficient organ function, including digestion. I learned about this during physical therapy to increase circulation in my hips to relieve hip pain and "lead legs". Found out a section of my GI was asleep at the wheel, causing the symptoms you describe.

Posted by: Jacquie, Saturday, February 2, 2013, 1:16am; Reply: 668
Thank you. I will definitely have to give that a try.
Posted by: Serenity, Saturday, February 2, 2013, 5:58am; Reply: 669
I definately have a few of those zingers you mentioned :(
Posted by: Averno, Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2:30pm; Reply: 670


Like an electrical charge shooting across the abdomen, yes? It's good to work them out regularly. Best if the GI is empty, and after some "exploration" you'll find some trigger points around the spine and hips that can be accessed from the front. be gentle with this, though.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2:48pm; Reply: 671
I practice Chi gong instead of yoga. I keep getting hurt when I do yoga. The last time I messed up my knee pretty bad by overstretching.  
Posted by: Serenity, Saturday, February 2, 2013, 9:32pm; Reply: 672
Averno, it is exactly like an electric zap mostly on my right side just under the rib cage, shoots upwards on a bad day sometimes towards centre thus it seemed like gallstones!  When i get a colon irrigation the practitioner always presses in this exact place & across to other side.
Mayflowers, I can no longer do inverted poses in yoga, every time I do the next day my neck is stiff. But I love the philosophy, the "warrior" poses ;D and balance poses.  
We don't have a Chi Gong centre nearby (but would enrol the second one opened!) but I go to Tai Chi as well as yoga each week & without them I would be in a sorry state indeed!
Posted by: Jacquie, Sunday, February 3, 2013, 9:11am; Reply: 673
Hmm maybe I should ease into the stretches more slowly then. The jogging just pumps me up so much I tend to have a hard time slowing down afterwards.
Posted by: Averno, Sunday, February 3, 2013, 2:21pm; Reply: 674

Quoted from Jacquie
Hmm maybe I should ease into the stretches more slowly then. The jogging just pumps me up so much I tend to have a hard time slowing down afterwards.


Stretch as needed, but consider Yoga, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, etc to be primarily concerned with the mind-body connection. The connection you make with vigorous exercice is one kind, Yoga etc. another. They are certainly compatible, even beneficial one to the other. But trying to do Yoga while you're jazzed? Give it a while and approach it properly.    :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:44pm; Reply: 675
Quoted from Serenity
We don't have a Chi Gong centre nearby (but would enrol the second one opened!) but I go to Tai Chi as well as yoga each week & without them I would be in a sorry state indeed!


I don't have time to go to classes. I bought this DVD course on Chi gong from here:
http://www.learningstrategies.com/Qigong/Home.asp    Master Lin says you can cure most every disorder with chi gong.  It's about 8 exercises so it's easy to learn. There's a DVD on how to do each exercise.  
Posted by: Jacquie, Monday, February 4, 2013, 6:15am; Reply: 676
Quoted from Averno



Stretch as needed, but consider Yoga, Chi Gong, Tai Chi, etc to be primarily concerned with the mind-body connection. The connection you make with vigorous exercice is one kind, Yoga etc. another. They are certainly compatible, even beneficial one to the other. But trying to do Yoga while you're jazzed? Give it a while and approach it properly.    :)


Yeah, maybe I should begin with yoga. I'm so impatient is the problem. I have a hard time stopping my mind from spinning out of control. The jogging gives me an outlet to put that energy I guess. It's actually pretty addictive once I get going. I need to learn how to calm the heck down.
Posted by: Averno, Monday, February 4, 2013, 1:28pm; Reply: 677

Ah...youth...   :)

Sound like you need both even more than you know.

The quiet mind is a gift. It begins with focused breathing and letting your mind go with the flow. Be open to this.

Just a suggestion-- loose the music. Be 100% aware of you, now, in this world.
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, February 4, 2013, 9:42pm; Reply: 678
I wanted to share with you all this short QiGong video by Ken Holden, that I really like a lot.  It's only about 7 minutes long, which is great for me and it's free, so I don't have to purchase a DVD.  I generally have my computer on every day anyway, so it's so simple for me to click on this and do it once in the morning and once in the evening.  Even once a day is wonderful, if that's all I manage to do.

I've practiced a lot of different forms of QiGong and this is my current favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-jSBBwr8Ko&feature=share
Posted by: Jacquie, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 12:39pm; Reply: 679
The quiet mind is for sleeping :P I guess I am uncertain of where my mind is supposed to flow whenever I focus my breathing and all of that. These days I'm too scared to be open to anything. I keep my guard up. The exception to that is prayer I suppose.

Music is the one thing that keeps me sane and makes me feel like I have meaning. I need that - art - it also helps me write. And you are right I need to be more aware of the now. That is something I have a hard time maintaining a grip on which is why working out helps - so I can feel fully in my body.
Posted by: Jacquie, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 12:40pm; Reply: 680
Quoted from Victoria
I wanted to share with you all this short QiGong video by Ken Holden, that I really like a lot.  It's only about 7 minutes long, which is great for me and it's free, so I don't have to purchase a DVD.  I generally have my computer on every day anyway, so it's so simple for me to click on this and do it once in the morning and once in the evening.  Even once a day is wonderful, if that's all I manage to do.

I've practiced a lot of different forms of QiGong and this is my current favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-jSBBwr8Ko&feature=share


Thank you for sharing this with us :)
Posted by: Averno, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 4:30pm; Reply: 681

Quoted from Jacquie
The quiet mind is for sleeping :P I guess I am uncertain of where my mind is supposed to flow whenever I focus my breathing and all of that. These days I'm too scared to be open to anything. I keep my guard up. The exception to that is prayer I suppose.


Then pray. Listen to what your mind and body are telling you. Uncertainty is OK.

There is a time and place for all that you've mentioned.  But being constantly in a state of receiving outside stimulus wears on you both physically and mentally. Sort it out.



Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, February 7, 2013, 2:24pm; Reply: 682
Quoted from Victoria
I wanted to share with you all this short QiGong video by Ken Holden,


Thanks for the link Victoria.  :)  I paid $200 for my QiGong course. Came with a DVD and CD's and a workbook.  They since lowered the price to $149.00 Still not cheap.   From what I understand there are many QiGong masters and systems and basically people use the one they feel most comfortable with.  I tried a few cheaper $19.99 videos but I just felt the first one I bought was the one I was lead to by the PTB.
Posted by: Jacquie, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 11:57pm; Reply: 683
Thanks, Averno. I appreciate the advice. I think I may be experiencing S.A.D. or something. When I slow down I feel really blaah even though I'm eating very healthfully. Not sure what the deal is. All I know is I'm not myself and I don't want to feel this way.
Posted by: Jacquie, Thursday, February 28, 2013, 5:58pm; Reply: 684
Didn't want to make a thread about this so I guess I'll ask here.  Anyone know if the University is open on the weekends or the current hours for the teaching shift that I'm reading about?  I finally am ready to go.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:31pm; Reply: 685
Quoted from Jacquie
Anyone know if the University is open on the weekends or the current hours for the teaching shift that I'm reading about?  I finally am ready to go.

I didn't find hours posted for The Shift, only for Private practice visits at COEGM.  This seems to be the most informative page I can find, but there are many different pages on the COEGM site.
http://www.generativemedicine.org/healthcare/teaching_shift.shtml
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, February 28, 2013, 8:37pm; Reply: 686
Quoted from Jacquie
Didn't want to make a thread about this so I guess I'll ask here.  Anyone know if the University is open on the weekends or the current hours for the teaching shift that I'm reading about?  I finally am ready to go.


Not that I know of. I've been there for a clinic visit once. I could only go during the week.
Posted by: Jacquie, Friday, March 1, 2013, 2:43pm; Reply: 687
Okay. Thanks, y'all.
Posted by: 29666 (Guest), Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:18am; Reply: 688
According to the genotype test I am a warrior  :)  (A+, torso shorter than legs, upper legs longer than lower legs, ringfingers longer than indexfingers).
I understand that warriors are usually tall people, and often thin. Well, I am not. I am only 5.4 feet and normal built (never been directly thin). Is it many warrior women who are this height?
Posted by: 34574 (Guest), Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8:58pm; Reply: 689
Quoted Text
I understand that warriors are usually tall people, and often thin. Well, I am not. I am only 5.4 feet and normal built (never been directly thin). Is it many warrior women who are this height?


Curly, I am also 5'4" and fat to boot. I thought for sure that I was a Gatherer but the proofing put me solidly in the Warrior category.
Posted by: Serenity, Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:58pm; Reply: 690
I am 5'3 & an ectomorph, torso slightly longer than legs & swami labels me a warrior also.  There is more to being a warrior than tall and long legs it seems!
Posted by: DoS, Friday, May 24, 2013, 4:53am; Reply: 691
An amazing desert for a Warrior. 100% compliant (since they can have sugar) and great for blood thinning!

http://www.amazon.com/Ciao-Bella-Blackberry-Cabernet-Sorbetto/dp/B00157RKP0

It isn't common to find a food for a warrior that you don't have to make yourself....
Posted by: Easy E, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 1:10am; Reply: 692
Quoted from Victoria
I wanted to share with you all this short QiGong video by Ken Holden, that I really like a lot.  It's only about 7 minutes long, which is great for me and it's free, so I don't have to purchase a DVD.  I generally have my computer on every day anyway, so it's so simple for me to click on this and do it once in the morning and once in the evening.  Even once a day is wonderful, if that's all I manage to do.

I've practiced a lot of different forms of QiGong and this is my current favorite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-jSBBwr8Ko&feature=share


I do different qigong exercises, every day pretty much.  It really helps me to endure stress better and really helps with strength and i feel pretty much everything.  Its good because it can be done anywhere pretty much day or night, rain or shine!

This one is really simple but very effective too to get into it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS81VeWDn1E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOWB1E3AKOs

point the feet out slightly with feet shoulder length apart or a bit less, and rise straightening the legs on the inhale and sink on the exahle, bending the knees.  


Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 1:27am; Reply: 693
Quoted from DoS
An amazing desert for a Warrior. 100% compliant (since they can have sugar) and great for blood thinning!

http://www.amazon.com/Ciao-Bella-Blackberry-Cabernet-Sorbetto/dp/B00157RKP0

It isn't common to find a food for a warrior that you don't have to make yourself....


Yes! This has been my treat for dinner guests for awhile now. Fabulous!


Posted by: 47406 (Guest), Friday, May 31, 2013, 5:25am; Reply: 694
Hello all,

I initially joined this forum a couple of days ago and thought I was a teacher.  I modified my profile after getting my secretor status (non-secretor)and changing my jaw angle, and I'm now a warrior.  I think this diet will work better for me than the Teacher diet, and some of the health issues fit me better for Warrior.  For example, no cancers in my family, but lots of heart problems.  

I have swami, and reading through some of the comments here, it seems like Swami is really customized for each individual.  I can have eggs 7 servings a week, and others list that they can't have eggs.  

What I like better about the Warrior diet than teacher diet for me is that with Teacher, I can eat tons of cheeses, and as a Warrior, I have limited dairy options.  I don't do well with tons of cheeses/dairy -- my sinuses act up.  

Anyhow, I just wanted to say hi.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, May 31, 2013, 2:11pm; Reply: 695
Quoted from 47406
What I like better about the Warrior diet than teacher diet for me is that with Teacher, I can eat tons of cheeses, and as a Warrior, I have limited dairy options.  I don't do well with tons of cheeses/dairy -- my sinuses act up.Anyhow, I just wanted to say hi.


Hi  :)
Oh, the power of cheese.  My sinuses act up too. I reallly should get off all dairy. I'm working on it. I was born allergic to cown's milk, thought I out grew it but I don't think I really did.  My other problem is wheat. I am gluten intolerant and I can tolerate a little wheat but not a lot of it. I've been trying to go gluten free for a long time. There are some benefits from wheat though, like how they say wheat causes lethargy and sleepiness? Well A's are so stressed out that we really need that opiate effect lol.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, June 1, 2013, 1:45pm; Reply: 696
Any Warriors out there have weight issues from eating wheat?... I actually didn't have any..until I got older.  Unless it's the frankenwheat that's causing it.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 5:08pm; Reply: 697
Quoted from DoS
An amazing desert for a Warrior. 100% compliant (since they can have sugar) and great for blood thinning!

http://www.amazon.com/Ciao-Bella-Blackberry-Cabernet-Sorbetto/dp/B00157RKP0

It isn't common to find a food for a warrior that you don't have to make yourself....


Not all Warriors are the same.  My DH is a Warrior....Many of his ancestors had diabetes....Given
he's vulnerable, although not diabetic (thank goodness), his SWAMI lists no concentrated forms of sugar and very few natural sugars.  As soon as you start ticking off your ancestor's weakest links, SWAMI makes adjustments....adds and subtracts accordingly..


Posted by: Averno, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 7:07pm; Reply: 698
Quoted from 815
Any Warriors out there have weight issues from eating wheat?... I actually didn't have any..until I got older.  Unless it's the frankenwheat that's causing it.


I was literally a pasta addict until BTD, but didn't gain a lot of weight until middle age (if you read Dr. D's AB profile and warrior profile, they describe me to a T). Our metabolic constitution could probably handle it for awhile, but around 40-50 it all catches up. Dominoes...

The Frankenwheat question is interesting but I think Dr. D. drew his conclusions about wheat-eating before GMO was so widespread. Nevertheless, I have no doubt that GMO causes all kinds of health problems, and probably amplifies the consequenses of wheat-eating.

Even on BTD, I was still eating it on occasion in very small amounts up until about 6 months ago (mostly gluten additives in otherwise healthy foods. Ahem.. Ezekiel english muffins anyone?). Now, 100% wheat free, the difference is quite noticeable. More content? At ease? Less agitated, for sure.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, June 2, 2013, 3:48pm; Reply: 699
I was going to post this in the fitness thread but I want it in the Warrior thread for other Warriors..in case maybe it will help them if I can prove my theory....

Even though I'm still recovering from the broken wrist, I'm trying to get back into my aerobic dvd's again. I'm working on exercise theory of exercise being more important than diet, for weight loss..Have you noticed the O's are the most successful at losing weight? More muscle, more intense exercise.  of course eating the proper diet for my BT makes me feel more balanced but Dr. D said that Warriors who don't work out regularly will be fat. He also said nothing wrong with A's intensely working out as long as we do our de-stressing..  

I'm keeping track of my workouts. I'm no longer walking. I think that's a better exercise for Teachers. I mean for exercise. I still like to walk for stress release..  I have a lot of aerobic dvds from Sansone to Hip Hop Abs, Turbo Jam, Zumba..etc.  So to prove to DOS that exercise is very important..here I go  :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, June 2, 2013, 3:53pm; Reply: 700
Quoted from Averno

Even on BTD, I was still eating it on occasion in very small amounts up until about 6 months ago (mostly gluten additives in otherwise healthy foods. Ahem.. Ezekiel english muffins anyone?). Now, 100% wheat free, the difference is quite noticeable. More content? At ease? Less agitated, for sure.


I'm really trying to get off wheat. I would be easier if I lived alone and had total control of the food.  After I broke my wrist, I was eating it in the hospital... hey I was on morphine  :B and percocet.  So of course I have to start all over again.  I went off it yesterday again.  I may just have to resign myself to the fact that I will have slip ups and I'll just have to treat wheat like alcohol.  Good thing I'm not a celiac or I'd be in big trouble. Just will have to take it day by day. After all it's addictive like heroin
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, June 2, 2013, 3:57pm; Reply: 701
Quoted from Chloe
Not all Warriors are the same.  My DH is a Warrior....Many of his ancestors had diabetes....


No but we're pretty  close.  My father had senile diabetes and he had to take oral insulin.  He never exercised except he would walk from the train station to work. When he retired, he stopped walking and had a stroke a year later. (he also had high blood pressure which I don't have).
This is what I'm working on now. ...to avoid diabetes.  
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, June 2, 2013, 3:58pm; Reply: 702
as once mentioned, the book called *wisdom of the enneagram* is a true eye opener ;)...
no wonder that some of the A's feel likewise ....(yawn)(hehe) :X but ok you want to have the need for changes to come along........ :D wish ya all g'd luck ...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, June 3, 2013, 1:22pm; Reply: 703
Quoted from Amazone I.
as once mentioned, the book called *wisdom of the enneagram* is a true eye opener ;)...
no wonder that some of the A's feel likewise ....(yawn)(hehe) :X but ok you want to have the need for changes to come along........ :D wish ya all g'd luck ...


Everyone has their own path to enlightenment Isa, but thanks for trying to help.  :) :K)
Posted by: Crowmagnon, Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:39am; Reply: 704
Folks, I just wanted to make a connection with warriors because I believe this is my genotype.  I have only been involved about a month and still learning that if I stray from my recommended diet I start feeling lousy.

So I was reading about genotypes and wondering "What is an O+ maybe non secretor maybe warrior to do?"  Do I bite the bullet and buy secretor and genotype test kits, and SWAMI?  Is this what you all did?  Or do I shoot from the hip (body shape, fingerprints and german-irish heritage) and do what others have done?

I hope to hear from some of my (I suspect) war-loving brothers and sisters!

:)
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 2:12am; Reply: 705
Quoted from Crowmagnon
Folks, I just wanted to make a connection with warriors because I believe this is my genotype.  I have only been involved about a month and still learning that if I stray from my recommended diet I start feeling lousy.

So I was reading about genotypes and wondering "What is an O+ maybe non secretor maybe warrior to do?"  Do I bite the bullet and buy secretor and genotype test kits, and SWAMI?  Is this what you all did?  Or do I shoot from the hip (body shape, fingerprints and german-irish heritage) and do what others have done?

I hope to hear from some of my (I suspect) war-loving brothers and sisters!

:)

First, Type O can be Gatherer, Hunter or Explorer genotypes only...

The best choice without seeing a practitioner, in my opinion, is to get SWAMI Xpress.  It uses many more points of data to determine a very accurate diet specifically for you.  You can also get results for yourself either as a Secretor and Non and compare those results to see how important it is for you to get a Secretor test - ie., how many conflicting food ratings, etc.

I personally started by reading Eat Right, then Live Right, got the Secretor test, followed this diet for about 2 years, when The Genotype Diet came out, I transitioned to that diet and shortly after SWAMI Xpress was available, I moved to it and have been very happy as it seems to be the most comfortable and effective for me.
Posted by: +Aan, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:03am; Reply: 706
Hi everybody. I've lost 85 lbs on WW but time to move on and get involved here again. Hoping to get Swami early next year...
Posted by: +Aan, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:04am; Reply: 707
I've also picked up sword tai chi and learning regular tai chi as well...
Posted by: Lisette, Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 10:42pm; Reply: 708
Found out that I am a waarior today. Starting on a new yourney and looking for support.

Lisette
Posted by: Lisette, Thursday, December 5, 2013, 2:10pm; Reply: 709
Is there a facebook page especially for warriors?

Lisette
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, December 6, 2013, 2:00am; Reply: 710
Facebook-- for Warriors https://www.facebook.com/groups/736413433041754/https://www.facebook.com/groups/736413433041754/
Posted by: catlawyer, Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:29pm; Reply: 711
Hi - after thinking I was a Teacher for years, I finally got a Swami and find that I am a Warrior today! How many other Type A Secretors are here and can you tell me what is different about the diet? The major difference that popped out at me was the wheat thing - which makes sense to me. I really want to make this work.
Posted by: Adam, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 4:17pm; Reply: 712
Definitely a lot less cheese.  A few other differences, too.  Almost all wheat is neutral for me on my SWAMI.  I could probably go on either diet, as I flip between the two based solely on changing caffeine sensitivity.  I decided to go with Warrior and get back on the caffeine and ditch all the cheese.  The Warrior 3-pack seems to calm me pretty well.  After a cup of morning coffee, I only feel a slight buzz and actually start to mellow out after my oat bran with dates and maple syrup.  I can lose weight easier on the Warrior diet, too.
Posted by: Graham, Friday, January 3, 2014, 10:30am; Reply: 713
I just found out I am a Warrior after purchasing the genotype diet book, and working out the clues. It seems to follow that for years of eating red meats and gluten wheat flour having all sorts of gastric problems, increasing weight 100kgs which required huge amounts of sacrifices to return to 80 and reasonable fitness.
My history is 100kg at age 29, then back to 60kg. Fit for life diet worked but then the weight stacked back on again and at age 40. 97kg. Hovered up to 100kg
at Age 50 i discovered that serious exercise and high protein diets can work but gastric problems and feeling blocked up resulted. I tried the A Blood group diet from a friend but did know the full story until reading Eat right for your type last year. my weight began to reduce but also stabilize around 80kg. As the warrior I am introducing different amounts foods and utilising the recipes on this site. of course it is impossible to be compliant at all times but I am resolute
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 5:29pm; Reply: 714

Well Graham, how is your diet coming along? We middle aged Warriors can make quick progress when we focus on more appropriate foods, but a lot of detoxing can occur if we've been eating like Hunters our whole life. Any thoughts along that line?
Posted by: Adam, Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 9:36pm; Reply: 715
Hey Averno... I'm not Graham, but for me personally, I'm getting back to near 100% compliance after some November/December pigging out on all the wrong foods.  I lost about 10 pounds in two weeks and currently stabilizing weight-wise.  My current issue is bloating and gas.  I'm taking the Warrior 3-pack and Deflect, but my stomach just seems to not like anything I give it lately.  I'm getting zero exercise (which I'm not proud of) so maybe that would boost my metabolism and help chew through whatever is going on down there.  But, lately, I'm just dreading the idea of exercise.  I hate the germ-ridden, noisy rec center.  Walking outside is miserable.  Walking at the mall is noisy and monotonous.  I'm 6'1" and 250 lbs., so something is going to have to give.  And, being a food lover, even if I'm on my SWAMI, I'm eating too much of it.  Only thing that works for me on weigh-loss is counting those calories and hearing/feeling my stomach growl which I hate as much as the bloating/gas.
Posted by: Averno, Thursday, January 9, 2014, 8:35pm; Reply: 716

Adam, you've described me here as well. A 6'  250 lbs, sedentary foodie (pre BTD).

I think your body is having a hard time dealing with the overeating, even though compliant. The key is to get your gut in balance and your chemistry stabilized. Amazing things begin to happen when glucose, cortisol, etc. adjust to normal levels-- you begin to cruise, the nagging stops and you gain control. Some supps, and getting some exercise will go a long way. Start by parking farther away than necessary, taking the stairs etc.  It feels good.

Two things about really enjoying food:

1- Little cheats can have a big impact. For example, paprika is an avoid for me, and just trying to limit it doesn't work. I end up bloated, sluggish, tired and hungry all the time. Grains do this too.

2- Your body is constantly communicating it's needs. Our response is often to simply eat more, substituting one form of satisfaction for another.




Which brings me to being a foodie on this diet. This is just my opinion.

The great pleasure of preparing and enjoying food is sensual and wonderful. it is also entirely possible to experience this while observing healthy choices. While I no longer indulge in that heady sauce or that sinful dessert, I no longer miss it. The sheer joy of eating food in it's least adulterated state, sometimes really tasting things for the first time, has been a revelation for me. A communion with the physical world that borders on- if not crossing into- spirituality. Less about indulging in eating, more about indulging the senses.

From what I recall of some earlier posts, your preferred tastes are similar to mine: rich, bold, savory. I get that. Dinner tonight is lamb kabobs seasoned with an awesome marinade, and lovely peas on the side. 1 glass of red wine. But gone are the days that accompaniments would include a rich sauce, grains or starches, and half the bottle. Dessert (later) will be a small piece of chocolate with that last sip of red. Sensually Indulgent. Satisfying.

I've learned that a slice of salted, sautéd tofu for breakfast, with a few raisins and pecan or walnut pieces has a beautiful flavor much like the cheese danish I used to enjoy. Lunch may be Wild Planet sardines. Right out of the can and astonishingly good as is. Paired with a few raw broccoli crowns in lemon juice sweetened with a few drops of agave, then finishing with a small handful of blueberries. All in all a geno-harmonic powerhouse with enough fuel until dinnertime. Never mind the mayo, celery, and onions... Forget the sour cream on the blueberries. All just gilding the Lilly.

Maybe one day when you're at a healthy weight and your metabolism is in full swing you'll enjoy the heavy stuff on occasion. I'm betting though, that you'll enjoy eating healthy a lot more.
Posted by: Adam, Thursday, January 9, 2014, 9:32pm; Reply: 717
Averno... I greatly appreciate the time you took to write that.  It's good to find a male Warrior on here that I can relate to.  We seem to be a rarity here.  

I made a conscious decision last night to toss all the wheat in the house, except for spelt.  I had rolls, pita bread, and sliced bread... now all gone.  I'm going to get some Amaranth (which I never eat) tonight and see if I can pop it like popcorn, which I read about today.  I've got some other healthy carbs in the house that I'm just not eating because wheat is so yummy and convenient.  Carbs seem to be my Achilles Heel on my SWAMI.  

I recently made some nice curry powder by toasting the seeds whole and grinding them up and putting it in a spice bottle.  Never did that before and now I'm putting it on everything.  It is a superspice for me.  Cauliflower is a diamond for me and I just couldn't figure out anything to do with it that pleased me, until recently.  I steam it along with some carrots.  Then saute some onion and mushrooms in olive oil or ghee.  Add some ginger/garlic paste, the curry power, some nutritional yeast, lemon juice, a little honey, and a little soy milk.  This makes the most wonderful sauce and is very close to a dish I've found in the past on Indian buffets.  This stuff is highly addicting and a great way for me to get my daily live food requirement.

The ginger/garlic paste I mentioned above is also something I'm doing lately that I've never kept around before.  I puree in a food processor equal amounts of fresh ginger and garlic along with some olive oil.  Then seal it in a glass container and keep it in the fridge for about a week.  Boy do I go through it!  I'm adding it to about everything.  The entire paste is a diamond for me.

Another new thing I'm cooking these days because of the winter is miso soup.  I never really got into it until now.  Miso is a superfood and everything else I add to the soup is either super or diamond... soft tofu, Asian greens, mushrooms, green onions, and ginger/garlic paste.  This is what I have for lunch about every day now.  Very easy and quick to make.  Also surprisingly filling too.  And that daily soy intake is supposed to be medicine for us Warriors.

If I just stay on track and quit freakin' cheating here and there, I'll get over the hump and do fine.  Usually after about 30 days of near 100% compliance does the trick, but there's always a transition period with me.  I can't seem to stop cold turkey on the bad stuff, because of that mentality "You only live once, go on and treat yourself."  But all that treating adds up and messes with me, so I gotta focus and do what's right for my health's sake.  

One obvious thing I'm noticing, which happens every time I get back on 100% compliance, is the skin on my fingers clear up.  Every darn time I get on the Cheat Train, I get these red inflammation sores all over my fingers.  It drives me nuts.  And, then after about a month of 100% compliance, the inflammation completely disappears.  Then, in my mind I go "Ok, you're all better now, time to cheat" which I wish I'd quit doing, as it is a nasty cycle of heal-cheat-heal-cheat-etc. that I know is not doing me any good.
Posted by: Averno, Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10:33pm; Reply: 718
I'm guessing that what you see on your fingers is also in your gut. Probably from grains. Might want to monitor the spelt reactions, too. It's a diamond for me, but I can't handle it.

If your tofu intake is limited to just a few soft cubes in miso, try it as I've described. It's by no means "yummy", but it's not bad and really energizes. Other times I'll spread miso on it. On-the-go food.

Nut butters really kill my carb appetite. Spread it on anything.

I can't emphasize enough, though, how overeating stresses the body. Even diamond foods. Think of yourself at a reasonable weight, and the amount of healthy food that's needed to sustain you there. More than that amount stresses the organs to the point of disfunction. Keeping in that mode will certainly lead to a lot of discomfort, and eventually disease. You won't know how good you can feel until you come down the other side of the mountain.

Posted by: WarriorGirl2, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 9:00pm; Reply: 719
Hello! I'm new here. English is not my native language, so I apologize for mistakes in advance.

I red book "The GenoType Diet". My blood type is A+. I think I'm warrior.

I'm 29 years old. I was skinny as a child. I have 10 kg overweight now.
I have digestive problems, convulsions, constipation....hormonal disbalance...
abdominal fatty tissue... I had candida infection.

Other symptoms: Early aging, stress overload....

I do not eat wheat & sugars & industrial products since 2012.

I tried low carb diet (LCHF) & anticandida diet... but  nothing helped me.

Solution was BICOM therapy. Bioresonance therapy

I had intolerance on lot's of foods, mostly vegetables and fruits.



After 9 months of BICOM therapy, things get better.

I eat fruits till noon (healthy sugars which helps me with alkaline acid balance) and vegetables after noon + seeds, nuts, oils or cheese. I also tried to eat mostly raw food, but it is hard, because genotype diet has lot's of restrictions.

I'm still looking for right diet/food for me.


I'm confused with all kinds of "diet", becase I still have digestive problems, no matter what "diet" I implement :(


I want to follow Genotyp diet - Warrior.

I have some questions, because I'm not sure is it allowed to eat this NEUTRAL food (are they neutral?):


MEAT

1) turkey meat (NEUTRAL). Once a week?

2) veal meat, or veal liver (NEUTRAL). Once a week, or rarely?

3) hare meat (NEUTRAL). Occasionally?


VEGETABLES

4) carrot

5) red beet

6) kale/savoy

7) fennel

8 ) zucchini

9) button mushrooms

10) kohlrabi

11) daikon

12) horse radish


FRUITS

13) water melon? Watermelon juice is not alowed.

14) papaya

15) cherimoya

16) mulberry

17) raspberry

18 ) Marakuja ((lat.) Passiflora edulis)


MILK

19) YOGURTH

20) sweet CREAM (sweet, for cakes, cca 25-35% fat) ??

21) sour cream (homemade, not pasterised, cca 25% fat) ??


OTHER

22) linseed oil/ flaxseed OIL?

23) CAROB

24) CHESTNUTS

25) Bourbon vanilla

26) Basil

27) chives

28 ) chardamom

29) cumin & Caraway, Wild cumin, Carvies, Carroway

30) RED WINE

31) KOMBUCHA

32) STEVIA

33) ARUGULA

34) lambs lettuce

35) COCOA BUTTER? COCOA POWDER? Chocolate is marked as diamond.


Furthermore, about NOT ALLOWED food. Is it realy toxic if I eat that food sometimes (once a month or rarely):

1) chicken & chicken liver - local farming

2) pork, bacon, ham...-local farming

3) lamb

4) duck

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5) Sour/sweet milk cream

6) FETA chees (after 3-6 months)?

7) GOAT milk KEFIR? (Kefir is alowed)

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8 ) any kind of POTATO??

9) broccoli, paprika, tomato, eggplant , cabbage (after 3-6 month)?

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10) Pineapple (after 3-6 month) ? juice is alowed.

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11) extra virgin coconut oil. Is it allowed to put it on the skin? Is it allowed to use it instead of flourided toothpaste?

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12) hazelnut, sesame seeds, sunflowerseed (after 3-6 months)?

13) what is good source of SELEN (instead of forbidden BRAZIL NUTS)?

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15) AVOCADO (after 3-6 month) ?

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I eat this allowed food last few months:

1) allowed fish

2) KEFIR (cow milk)

3) cows’ milk cheese (not pasterized)

4) eggs

5) cauliflower

6) Swiss chard

7) lettuce - organic

8 ) onion

9) leek

10)French beans / GREEN/STRING BEAN

11) carrot

12) red beet

13) apples

14) grape

15)  grapefruit

16) lemon

17) FIGS /dried fig

18 ) pineapple juice, and sometimes all pineapple (not allowed)

19) almond

20) linseed / flaxseed

21) walnuts

22) green peas

23) white kidney bean

24) adzuki bean

25) GHEE (not butter). Is it allowed to drink butter milk (by product of SOURCREAM: butter + buttermilk)?

26) extra virgin olive oil


Thank you in advance. :)
Posted by: Adam, Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3:09pm; Reply: 720
Hi, and welcome.  :)

Sounds like you are really getting into the Genotype diet.  That is great.  I would strongly suggest you go further and get a SWAMI, which is a more personalized diet program:

http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm

Then you can reap the benefits of Dr. D's up-to-the-minute knowledge and research that is programmed into it, and apply it directly to you.  The Genotype diet book is getting dated, and although is will work fairly well for any Warrior, if you want optimum benefit, I'd suggest getting a SWAMI.  You may also want to look for a local practitioner to measure you and obtain a professional SWAMI:

http://www.generativemedicine.org/ifhi/memberlist.pl

No one can really comment on your foods, because you are an individual and a SWAMI report will tell you specifically what you should and should not eat.  However, I can certainly say that you should not eat white potatoes.  Now, a sweet potato, maybe, but you'd have to run a SWAMI to make sure.  These other items I'd be cautious about eating:  

veal
hare
YOGURTH
CREAM
sour cream
paprika
tomato
eggplant
cabbage

Be careful of dairy.  I'd suggest only Kefir and Ghee, and stay away from cheese altogether for at least 3 months.  During that time, get a SWAMI and determine what dairy is good for you.

Also, I'd strongly suggest you get your secretor status checked:

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE002
Posted by: WarriorGirl2, Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 9:28pm; Reply: 721
Adam, thank you very much :)
I red on the first page about "muscle testing"? What' that?
Are you familiar about BICOM testing and BICOM therapy?

Bioresonance therapy: http://www.behealthy.net.au/what-we-do/bicom-therapy

It helped me with:
- food intolerances (I was intolerante on planty of fruits and vegetables, and other food (meat, sugar, wheat, spices etc... ))
- candida

I bealive (actually I'm sure) that BICOM test on precise food is correct.
It shows if some food is:
- BAD for me, makes damage in my body.
- NEUTRAL (doesn't make damage, but also doesn't have any beneficial)
- is GOOD for me, like diamonds in Genotyp diet.

I eat food which I'm allowed by BICOM diagnostic.
I'm allowed to eat almost 95% od all food, after 9 months of therapy.

BUT, due to new informations, I'm constantly reducing number of ingredients/foodstuffs.

I implement LCHF (low carb high fat) & anticandida diet for 2 years.
It was very acid diet for me, because I couldn't eat vegetables and fruits due to hard intolerancy.
When I ate some fruit/vegetable (or other food that I had intolerance on it), I had pain, digestive problems, convulsions immediately.
I ate meat, cheese, kefir, butter, eggs, fats/oils.
It was good for me because I didn' t have PAIN, but I had toughly candida problems.
Now I know what was the problem; acid body.

Candida was the reason why I started with BICOM therapy.

NOW, I'm trying to keep alkaline acid balance.

I red Norman Walkers books about RAW FOOD.
I also red FIT FOR LIFE.
I analyzed Ayurveda.
I observe right food combination for digestion.
Do not mix carbs and proteins, fruit only on empty stomach, do not mix 2 types of protein (meat, eggs, cheese)

I'm reading Macrobiotics books now.

And I'm trying to follow Genotype diet - warrior.

I'm not sure if SWAMI will give me better instructions than BICOM diagnostic does.

Anyhow I'm allowed to eat meat (chicken, pork) and dairy (cheese, sour) by BICOM, I'm avoiding it due to alkaline acid balance.

On the other hand, Pummelo and brussels-sprouts is GOOD for warriors, but I avoid them because they are BAD for me by BICOM test.

I'm aware that health starts in healthy gut.

Improper/unmatched food and STRESS (I can't emphasis enough impact of STRESS) cause candida.
Candida causes LEAKY GUT.
LEAKY GUT = PROBLEMS

Therefore I eat:
- fruits (alkaline) - but just WARRIOR allowed (good and neutral) and BICOM good.
- vegetables (alkaline)- but just WARRIOR allowed (good and neutral) and BICOM good
- spices (alkaline))- but just WARRIOR allowed (good and neutral) and BICOM good
- KEFIR (dairy, acid) but it is PROBIOTIC
- KOMBUCHA tea (warrior neutral, but BICOM says BENEFITIALS)
- GARLIC, ONION
- extra virgin olive oil (FAT instead of CARBS)

I'm trying to reduce acid food: fish, meat and cheese. But I eat chicken, pork and fresh cheese sometimes. Probably I should reduce it at all. Maybe TURKEY MEAT sometimes? BICOM says OK, Warrior is neutral.
CHICKEN and PORK are forbidden for warriors, but my BICOM says OK.

SOUP BONES are very good for LEAKY GUT.
What do you think, will chicken soup bones be beneficial for me & my gut?

Adam, you say " NO white Potato". Ok, I also think that is too much carb in potato. But BICOM says OK.

Ironical, I ate white POTATO entire my life! I was skinny! I didn't like meat, vegetables, soups, salats... About age 20 I've started eating meat, vegetables, rice, pasta... And I get fat...

I never notice pain after eating potato.

Uff, it's very complexed.

Generally, it's OK for me not to eat
veal
hare
YOGURTH industrial

I'm littlebit sad  :( about not allowed:

CREAM
sour cream
paprika
tomato
eggplant
cabbage
but if avoiding this will make me healthy, it's not problem  8)

Thank you  once again :)
Posted by: Adam, Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:56pm; Reply: 722
To any Warriors out there struggling with their bodies wanting to hang onto every single calorie they consume, I wanted to share with you what seems to be working for me.  I've been recently trying to lose weight.  Been doing well, except recently it just wasn't going any lower.  

So, I did a bit of an experiment these past few days.  First few weeks of the month, I was just eating whatever amounts I wanted from the superfoods on my SWAMI, with just a few neutrals here and there, no avoids.  If it was a diamond, I especially didn't care about the amounts.  I just wanted to heal from the holidays when I fell off the wagon and ate many avoids, and subsequently gained a lot of weight and got ill.

Now, for the past few days, I changed it up.  Since I've been feeling better health-wise, but the weight wasn't coming off, I decided to shift into weight-loss mode.  What always worked for me in the past was simple calorie-counting.  So, these past few days, I've watched my calories like a hawk, and really stepped up my live foods intake.  My main guidelines have been this:
That's basically it in terms of diet requirements, in addition to maintaining strict SWAMI-compliance and emphasizing the superfoods.  I did not exercise at all, but simply watched my fat and calorie intake.  I wasn't really hungry, felt a hunger pang only once right before lunch one day.  Definitely cut out the "boredom eating" especially during TV watching which was really sabotaging my weight-loss plans.

In these past few days, yes only a few days, I dropped 3 pounds.  Went from 247, a weight that would not budge for the first 3 weeks of February, down to 244 this morning.  It is really amazing!  

Another thing I've done, which will surprise many, is that I've cut out tofu and miso, and now only get my soy via soymilk (1 cup per day).  I noticed that in order to enjoy tofu, I had to add a lot of miso or tamari to it in order to give it the flavor I wanted.  I could use other spices, like a curried tofu, but that just doesn't sound all that good to me.  Anyway, I think all that sodium was impairing my weight-loss as well.

Carbs also were an issue with me, as I had a tendency to go with wheat which is all in the neutral column.  Now, all of the carbs I'm consuming are coming from the superfood column, mainly flax bread, flax crackers, and basmati rice.  

Also, I'm limiting sweetener to about a teaspoon a day.  And I've completely eliminated dairy, except for once a week, where I'm going to use 1 1/2 teaspoons of ghee, which according to my SWAMI would complete my weekly dairy requirements.

I hope this information helps another Warrior out there.  I know there's not very many of us on the board, but just wanted to share anyway.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, February 24, 2014, 8:16pm; Reply: 723
Just wanted to say that my husband, a 70 year old Warrior nonnie lost weight very quickly just by
giving up wheat and dairy.  He eats spelt and brown rice...and has replaced all wheat with those two
grains.  He eats a lot of ghee/olive oil but eats it on days he has eggs....2 eggs 3x a week for breakfast cooked in ghee and EVOO.........lunches he brings to work are in rotation... tuna salad, turkey and peanut butter/lingonberry jam on spelt bread.  Snacks are nuts and dried or fresh fruit.  Other days for breakfast he has granola with a cup of mixed berries and almond milk.  Starts with 1/2 grapefruit every day.... Drinks green tea 2x a day.  Using Membrosia complex with either grape juice or a mixture of grapefruit/pineapple juice.  He tends to be a starch lover but it doesn't impact his weight even slightly. Often has a large bowl or brown rice pasta with vegetables/tomato sauce for dinner....along with a salad and soup with beans.  

Given I'm the person overseeing his diet....I just wanted to share his success following it.  He doesn't
seem to walk around hungry....has a ton of energy...never really tired. I'm aware that Warriors have
issues with weight....just saying that my husband's weight dropped right off just getting rid  of dairy and wheat.
Posted by: Averno, Monday, February 24, 2014, 9:14pm; Reply: 724

Adam, bravo! You've embraced a really clean Warrior diet here. I predict that by winning the war of willpower against those hunger urges (hint: they're lies. Ignore them and they'll go away...) you'll find yourself compelled to healthy eating all of the time.

Posted by: Juliebug, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:31pm; Reply: 725
Thank you so much Adam! I am new to BTD/Genotype. I have been having weight issues since I turned 38. Up until then I stayed at 136 lbs eating anything and everything I wanted. In the last 7 years I have gained 70 lbs. I have tried every diet with no long term success. I went to the library to check out ER4YT and they didn't have it. I ended up checking out the Genotype book instead. It is an amazing book. My husband and I went through all of the measuring and tests and are both type A+ Warriors. Even the description fit us to a T! The first five days I lost 4 lbs. I know I am not eating everything in a day that I am supposed to eat. On Sunday I decided to add in 2 TBS. nut butter with dried figs and apricots for a snack and had brown basmati rice and veggies for dinner. I weighed on Monday and gained 1.2 lbs. I'm sure I was losing weight the first few days because I was having fish, veggies and kefir-almond milk fruit smoothies and nothing else. Is it normal to gain some weight if you don't combine the foods properly? Can we have dried fruits with nut butter? The Genotype book doesn't do a very good job of explaining meal planning, combining foods, etc... so I ordered the ER4YT book along with the cookbook for Type A. I am feeling much better, but this is more than just a weight loss program for me. I want to be able to feel good, have optimum health, look good and be back at my normal weight. I also want all of these things for my husband. What is the best resource for me to learn what foods are best to be eaten together and what combinations will train-wreck my success? I'm just asking because it seems you have a very good handle on this program. I would love any advice from folks who have been on this program.  Thanks!!!
Posted by: Adam, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:17pm; Reply: 726
Welcome, Juliebug!  :)

Quoted from Juliebug
The first five days I lost 4 lbs. I know I am not eating everything in a day that I am supposed to eat. On Sunday I decided to add in 2 TBS. nut butter with dried figs and apricots for a snack and had brown basmati rice and veggies for dinner. I weighed on Monday and gained 1.2 lbs. I'm sure I was losing weight the first few days because I was having fish, veggies and kefir-almond milk fruit smoothies and nothing else. Is it normal to gain some weight if you don't combine the foods properly? Can we have dried fruits with nut butter?


Yep, those nuts and nut butters will get ya!  Watch out if you tend to hold onto calories like I do.  For the time being, I've decided to completely eliminate nuts, seeds, and nut butters (except flax seed for flax bread and crackers) due to their high fat content.  I am probably around 60 pounds overweight currently, and have been struggling all my life with over-weight issues.  But, now that I'm 50, I'm completely fed up, and will get this done this year come hell or high water.  Anyway, if you must dabble in the nuts, seeds, and nut butters, be sure to indulge in only a very small amount, perhaps around 150 calories or so, but that's just a general guideline, you are the best judge of what you can handle.  Exercise also can burn off those calories, so if you decide to go for a big walk or something, then the 2 TBS nut butter may have not been a big deal.  But, we Warriors can't handle a whole ton of exercise as it tends to stress us out, at least it does for me with all the weight I'm currently carrying.  For you, it might be different.

Quoted from Juliebug
What is the best resource for me to learn what foods are best to be eaten together and what combinations will train-wreck my success?


Hmmm...that's a toughy...my first response would be to say experience is the best teacher of that.  Just experiment out in the kitchen and see what works.  Look at some cookbooks and recipes, and then tweak them to make them more compliant.  During the winter, eat more foods containing vitamin D, in the summer, maybe not so much, because of all the sunshine.  If you get a SWAMI, then there are Geno Harmonic combinations that come with that which tells you of certain foods that work very well together.  Definitely, look at posts by Chloe, she is very knowledgeable and posts often and her husband is a Warrior (she is a Teacher).
Posted by: Juliebug, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 8:34pm; Reply: 727
Thank you so much Adam! I think you and I are both emotionally/psychologically in the same place...FED UP! Something has got to give this year. Do you ever eat beans and rice as a protein? I was trying to figure out if a serving of cooked beans is equivalent to 1/2 cup or 1 cup. Can we have dried fruit or is it better to eat only fresh? I will check out Chloe's post as well. I was glad to see red wine as a "superfood" but probably need to cut back on that too. LOL! I joined a gym last year and actually gained weight...all that darn exercise just made me hungry. I do well with a long walk. Thanks again and best wishes!
Posted by: Adam, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:39pm; Reply: 728
Quoted from Juliebug
Do you ever eat beans and rice as a protein? I was trying to figure out if a serving of cooked beans is equivalent to 1/2 cup or 1 cup.
Well, again, it really depends on you.  Most sides of bean cans will say that a serving size is 1/2 cup.  We are talking cooked beans here, of course, and not dry beans.  It also depends on the bean.  Some have more protein to them.  I do pretty well with just 1/2 cup cooked beans, any more than that and my stomach starts to hurt.  I'd eat 1/2 cup cooked beans, then wait 15 minutes and see how you feel.  If you are full, then that's definitely plenty.  However, I really can't have just beans for lunch.  I need some fish or poultry for lunch.  But, I will add a little ground poultry to some beans for a mean chili, mmm good, and have that for lunch.  If I'm having just beans for a meal, then I'll have that at supper time.
Quoted from Juliebug
Can we have dried fruit or is it better to eat only fresh?
With dried fruit at the store, even at an organic place, you really don't know what they are treating it with.  I used to buy dried fruit, but I don't anymore.  Check this out:

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-risks-sulfur-dioxide-dried-fruits-3921.html
Quoted from Juliebug
I was glad to see red wine as a "superfood" but probably need to cut back on that too. LOL!
Same here, hickup!  ;D  I can only last about a week until I'm back on the red wine.  It is just too good for us Warriors to pass up.  But, these days, I'm limiting myself to 4 oz at lunch and 4 oz at supper, and on some days, only the 4 oz at supper.
Quoted from Juliebug
I joined a gym last year and actually gained weight...all that darn exercise just made me hungry.
Same here.  Stay away from gyms.  They are too noisy and stressful.  Get some light handweights to use at home if you want to firm up your upper body.  Some Warriors (and others) like Yoga, but I personally find it too stressful being around a crowd of people and trying to follow all the positions.  I give up every time and go home.
Quoted from Juliebug
I do well with a long walk.
Same here.  Best thing you can do (weather permitting) is a nice 30-40 minutes walk outside in the fresh air.  Number one exercise for us Warriors, although some here may disagree.
Quoted from Juliebug
Thanks again and best wishes!
You too!  Don't be a stranger, ya hear!  ;)
Posted by: Juliebug, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:23pm; Reply: 729
Thank you again so much Adam. This is great information! I am really looking forward to receiving the books I ordered. I think they will also help. No two people are alike so I will have much trial and error. I have questions like...why no shellfish or hot chilis. What adverse reaction can they cause? I guess I will just eliminate them and then try again later and see. I know there are many things going on in our bodies that we can't see or feel. I guess I will have to trust that if it's not good for my blood/genotype I should follow it. I won't be a stranger. I have spent the better of the afternoon reading other threads and posts...there are some really neat people here in this community. It's great because everyone is trying to better themselves! I hope that as I learn I too can help others...
Posted by: Explodor, Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:55am; Reply: 730
Hi !
I am a young warrior, too thin and tired. What can I do to retype me?
Posted by: CatCall, Saturday, May 17, 2014, 7:00pm; Reply: 731
I've just discovered I'm Warrior and while reading the super foods and toxins list I found pineapple in the avoid list but pineapple juice in the beneficial list?  
I don't get it.  Is there just something in the fiber of the pineapple that needs avoided?  
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:01pm; Reply: 732
Quoted from CatCall
I've just discovered I'm Warrior and while reading the super foods and toxins list I found pineapple in the avoid list but pineapple juice in the beneficial list?  
I don't get it.  Is there just something in the fiber of the pineapple that needs avoided?  


Welcome.

When it comes to foods versus something refined or separated out of the food it can occasionally be confusing to see different ratings.

There are several possible reasons.

It's mostly about nutrient profiles of the two different things, how that compares to other foods in the category each is being rated in, and other things like lectins that are not part of the common nutritional profile.
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:03pm; Reply: 733
a "warrior* dear friend of mine justamente enclosed the healing mushies into his diet and has lost about 12 kilos of weight since 6 weaks,... has lost gert symptoms etc...
ok he deoes + - BTD/GTD but still encloses too much of carbs... B U T...still has lost such amounts of weights ;) ;D... and other boring warrior thingies ;)...what do I want claim more ... ??) ;) ;D ;D :X
Posted by: CatCall, Monday, May 19, 2014, 5:26pm; Reply: 734
Warrior question about "squash" in the avoid list.  I see pumpkin in the beneficial list.  So is ALL other winter AND summer squash off limits?  Acorn thru zucchini?
Posted by: PAVANC, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 5:46pm; Reply: 735
Wow, thought I was a Teacher until I did the SWAMI - sure glad I did!  It explains why I have not been doing as well as I expected.  The SWAMI typed me as a Warrior, and, starting today, that's what I am doing.  Guess I missed a few things! :-/  Looking forward to coming back to this forum for help!  I've already gotten some great suggestions, and found that a lot of the stuff in my freezer (wild Alaskan salmon and cod) and grass fed lamb are OK!  That makes me happy.  Also looking forward to feeling better.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:15pm; Reply: 736
you can join the warrior FB group as well

https://www.facebook.com/groups/736413433041754/
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 8:18pm; Reply: 737
Hi PAVANC,  glad to see another AB Warrior on board!

I also mistyped as Teacher, corrected later by SWAMI. The Teacher diet didn't really suit me, either (maybe works better for A type Warriors?).  The lamb, fish, turkey, rice, fruit and veggies fit perfectly. Are you OK with the Warrior restrictions on dairy? Manchego is quite versatile and delicious, and quark makes a fair substitute in recipes calling for yogurt.

Posted by: PAVANC, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:39am; Reply: 738
Thanks for the welcome messages, Lola and Averno! I got sidetracked with other things, and didn't get back here for a while!  Thanks also for the tip about the Facebook page!  I will check there!.  Yes, I am fine with the Warrior restrictions on dairy, since I am better off without most of it, anyway.  Most milk products, with the exception of yogurt make me phlegmy, and that gives me sinus problems. My SWAMI gives me yogurt as a diamond, oddly enough.  I will try quark, though, and I love Manchego, even though it's just a neutral for me.  I have been making crackers with almond flour and water, and sea salt and rosemary, and they have been great!  I've stayed away from most breads, finding that I have felt better just staying away from "modern" gluten,  I am going to try to reintroduce spelt, though.  Most gluten-free flour blends are loaded with avoids, primarily the starches.  For the last week, I have been avoiding all corn and potatoes and chicken, and my joints have been thanking me profusely.  I know, from experience that it will take a while to heal, but this is a great start.  Again, thank you for your post, and I look forward all the interaction on this board!  Great to see another AB Warrior, too!
Posted by: Averno, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:38pm; Reply: 739

It sounds like you've pretty much nailed it  ;)  You have that Warrior spirit- anything worth doing, is worth doing right...

Have you been naturally (mostly) compliant in the past? If so, you're probably ahead of the curve for the typical Warrior. But like me, if you've been eating chicken, wheat, corn etc. all along, you've probably come here with health issues. Feel free to share, there's plenty of experience and good advice from everyone on these boards.

Posted by: Juliebug, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:11pm; Reply: 740
Quoted from PAVANC
Thanks for the welcome messages, Lola and Averno! I got sidetracked with other things, and didn't get back here for a while!  Thanks also for the tip about the Facebook page!  I will check there!.  Yes, I am fine with the Warrior restrictions on dairy, since I am better off without most of it, anyway.  Most milk products, with the exception of yogurt make me phlegmy, and that gives me sinus problems. My SWAMI gives me yogurt as a diamond, oddly enough.  I will try quark, though, and I love Manchego, even though it's just a neutral for me.  I have been making crackers with almond flour and water, and sea salt and rosemary, and they have been great!  I've stayed away from most breads, finding that I have felt better just staying away from "modern" gluten,  I am going to try to reintroduce spelt, though.  Most gluten-free flour blends are loaded with avoids, primarily the starches.  For the last week, I have been avoiding all corn and potatoes and chicken, and my joints have been thanking me profusely.  I know, from experience that it will take a while to heal, but this is a great start.  Again, thank you for your post, and I look forward all the interaction on this board!  Great to see another AB Warrior, too!


Hi PAVANC- It's nice to have another warrior on board! Could you share your cracker recipe? They sound so yummy! Thanks!
Posted by: PAVANC, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 7:53pm; Reply: 741
Juliebug, the recipe could not be simpler!  I'll do better than type it here - I'll point you to the link!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyvMX0Kw73Y and she will tell you exactly how to do it!  It turns out exactly the way she says it does!  They are delicious.  I've been using coarse sea salt and dried rosemary as she does, but I'm going to try some other herbs, too, and maybe some sweet spices too.   :)

Averno, I was eating chicken, and corn and potatoes, since that was readily available, but I had been off gluten for two and a half years.  My husband died in February and prior to that, he was bed bound for six months, partly in rehab/hospital, and partly at home on hospice care.  For five years prior to that, we were fighting his metastatic prostate cancer, and he was somewhat resistant to dietary changes.  Once he got into the institutional care, it was even harder, although in some ways, it was easier for an O, than it would have been for an AB.  I was working full time, and trying to manage all of that, and keep an eye on his care, check drug interactions, make sure that he was getting the best care, and spend as much time as possible with him since he was the love of my life.  I finally retired from my job in October, and by then, he needed my attention even more.  So, I just ate what I could get easily.  Obviously not very compliant, even for a Teacher.  I am now trying to take better care of myself. Sorry for rambling, but that's my journey.  This is now, and we move on!
Posted by: Averno, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 8:51pm; Reply: 742

PAVANC, I'm so sorry for your loss.

You probably know by now the downfall of gluten free, what with all the additives. Forgive me if I've missed this, but you've been following the Genotype Teacher diet for some time? And just recently Swami'd as Warrior? I ask only because I'm curious about your Teacher to Warrior transition relative to mine. If similar, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by how well you'll adapt to your new diet. Do be aware, though, that you'll be detoxing to some degree, possibly in cycles. It's normal.

Posted by: PAVANC, Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11:58pm; Reply: 743
Averno, thank you for the kind words. Most of the time I am OK.  He is still with me in so many positive ways.

Yes, I do know the pitfalls of gluten free, with all the starches, NONE of which are acceptable for us, and, as I said, I have pretty much gotten off bread and most crackers and other "gluten free" carbohydrates.  I have found a pasta that is simply brown rice flour and water (Jovial brand).  Fortunately, Cook's Illustrated Magazine also rates it the best for taste and texture in their gluten free cookbook! Also mentioned above, I am going to try to re-introduce spelt to my diet.  Before my husband got sick, we ate at home, most of the time, and I made everything bread-like from spelt.  We were both OK then, especially since we did not eat all that much of it.  Oh, yeah, I am very familiar with de-toxing!   ;)  I was trying to follow the Teacher diet as well as I could.  I have to say that I will miss avocados!  One of my favorite snacks was half an avocado drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.  I found the Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club where every three months, you get three bottles of olive oil direct from the orchard (seriously).  What a difference!  Each shipment comes from a different part of the world.  I  joined in December, and I've had oil from Italy, Spain and this last shipment is from Chile.  Wow!  They have two sizes, and I opted for the smaller one.  https://www.freshpressedoliveoil.com/  I never knew now really fresh olive oil tasted before.  It also comes with a newsletter that gives recipes and tasting notes.  Oh, there I go rambling again.  Sorry.  Anyway, thank heaven olive oil is a beneficial!  I'll find another way to use it!  It's really good in Tuscan white bean spread.  
Posted by: susanC, Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:32am; Reply: 744
Hi PAVANC--thank you for sharing your journey.  So sorry for your loss, but love your courageous attitude.

Forgive me--I know this is a Warrior thread--but welcome from a fellow ABer. :)  In my BT journey I have drifted from Explorer to Teacher, where I happily reside with all my beneficial cheeses.  ;)

I have found it interesting that both you and Averno are Teachers gone Warrior.  I have finally convinced my son and his wife to move beyond the BTD--particularly since they are both NS. In attempting to GT my DIL yesterday (A+NS) she came out as a Teacher which is the one GT I was certain she was not. As soon as the SWAMI kit comes in the mail I will let SWAMI, in all its wisdom, decide.  I suspect Warrior.

I have made a slight variation on the almond cracker recipe--using herbes d provence.  They are the best.

All for now. Look forward to having you on the board.
Posted by: PAVANC, Monday, August 18, 2014, 1:23am; Reply: 745
Hi, SusanC, and thank you for your kind expression of sympathy.

As for your suggestion on the herbes de Provence - YUMMY!  What a great suggestion!  Stealing that one!   :)  Something I will miss from the Teacher GT is the cheeses, even though I realize they made me "gloopy".  I love Brie, but now that I am off it, I notice that I do not have the burning in my stomach, and the indigestion, and sinus drainage.  I can have mozzarella (so caprese is still on the menu) and Manchego, and my Greek yogurt.  On the other hand, strawberries and peaches are back, as is CHOCOLATE!  In fact, chocolate is a diamond (YOWZA!)

Thank you for the welcome, and I look forward to talking with you.
Posted by: Sky, Monday, August 18, 2014, 5:58am; Reply: 746
Wierd. My post is gone. And it looks like several of my posts have been deleted from recent weeks.
Posted by: PAVANC, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:11pm; Reply: 747
Found a recipe for compliant mayonnaise that is incredibly easy!  http://thehealthyfoodie.com/fail-proof-home-made-paleo-mayo-whole30-compliant/  Egg, light olive oil, and fresh lemon (or lime) juice and salt, made with an immersion blender.  Going to try it tonight, since I plan to make turkey salad with a turkey breast that I roasted with a lemon zest rosemary rub on Sunday.  (Turkey, celery, organic red grapes and sliced toasted almonds with a bit of curry powder in the mayo).  Getting hungry!

Update:  It made a lovely, silky creamy mayonnaise, no vinegar, no stabilizers, no plastic feel and a light lemony flavor!  I have not tried it in the turkey salad yet because I ended up going out for dinner with friends, but I will try it tomorrow with a bit of curry powder in it!  
Posted by: PAVANC, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 2:12am; Reply: 748
I just got my first bottle of Proberry!  Wow, That is some delicious stuff.  I could easily dump it into a gallon of spring water and put it in the fridge for summer drinking, but that would probably be so much overkill....  It really does taste good, though!  Three teaspoons a day...three teaspoons a day...three teaspoons a day....  ;D
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