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Posted by: fennel, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 2:53am
Are there enough Teachers on here to have a thread where we can hang out?  I'm done with freaking out over my finger measurements, and retook them and I'm going with the Teacher.  Especially, since I have finally found a bit of relaxation and less nausea since I switched. Plus, I have the asymmetry thing going...even in wrist measurements, one overlaps, and the other doesn't. I am a little jealous losing a support thread since my first type was Warrior, and they get a sticky and everything!  So, anyone wanna hang out?  ;D  

Had an incredibly tasty dinner tonight.  I always hated turkey burgers, but I don't know if it's now that I'm not eating bad foods, or if this Diestal (sp?) farms turkey burgers are really that amazing.  They happened to be on sale.  So, throwing all previous diet notions to the wind, I browned some spelt bread in a touch of ghee instead of using buns...did the burgers with sea salt and carmelized garlic chunks, and melted Colby on top (it was on sale, and the diamond cheeses were not).  Then, I mixed up some mustard powder that I bought with some agave syrup to make some honey mustard.  I ADORE mustard, and was just bummed that all of them on the market seem to have vinegar.  It's just not in my budget to grab some honey this month, but the agave mustard was pretty dang good.  Oh...and I topped the thing off with sauerkraut.  I thought I'd be DYING for red meat, especially since I'm in my PMS time, but this tasted like one of the best burgers ever.  I am honestly stunned. Oh, and I tend to cover burgers while cooking...but I only did it on the second side with these.  Seems to keep them moister, and if using cheese you get better meltage.

Posted by: grey rabbit, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 2:56am; Reply: 1
Sounds like a good turkey burger.

I'm a tired Teacher so I don't have much to say tonight, but the thread would be a good one:)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 3:14am; Reply: 2
made it a sticky for you! ;)
enjoy!
Posted by: fennel, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 3:41am; Reply: 3
Quoted from Lola
made it a sticky for you! ;)
enjoy!


OK, I'm just way too happy now!  Just hope there are Teachers who would like their own thread...  and

EMU!!!!  So has anyone tried it?  I found a place that sells it online for $4.50 a pound, and when I look at what I pay for pound for quinoa...I'm intrigued

http://www.oregongrownemuproducts.com/

The shipping was really reasonable, but, I happen to live in Oregon, so I don't know if it's insane if you are out of the area.  Kind of afraid to take the plunge, but I'm also dang curious!



Posted by: raingurl, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 3:51am; Reply: 4
I SO would love to have my own thread with fellow teachers.  I just learned I'm a teacher last week and starting SWAMI tomorrow.  

I look forward to learning from other teachers!!  (ha ha pun not intended)
Posted by: purlgirl, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 4:15am; Reply: 5
fennel - what a good idea. - Emu - wonder if anyone has tried it. Let us know if you get some.

Lola - thank you! A place of our own  (dance)

grey rabbit - hope you get a good rest.

raingurl -welcome to teacher land.  Excited to hear about your Swami adventure.
Teacher is the best fit for me - but I too need to do Swami. Hopefully next month.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 4:30am; Reply: 6
Kudos on your own thread.   I popped in here because I thought it was for teachers for the BTD totally doing a "brain fog" on GENOTYPE "Teachers."  Now that's over,  I think I'll on outta here!
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 3:31pm; Reply: 7
oooh  :o :o wooowy KK you're back again.. how sweet :K)  ;D :D(smarty)(funny)(ok)(dance)(clap)(smarty)(clap)(clap)welcome back :D
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 5:31pm; Reply: 8
Hey fennel, welcome to a fellow Oregonian!  (dance)
Posted by: fennel, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 12:59am; Reply: 9
Quoted from Victoria
Hey fennel, welcome to a fellow Oregonian!  (dance)


Thanks!  As someone who lives in "Beervana", specifically Portland, I envy your Nomad status.  At least I get coffee.  ;D  Stumptown is about to become part of my diet....best dang coffee in the UNIVERSE (ok, I'm a biased PDXer, can ya tell?)

Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 2:23am; Reply: 10
Quoted from fennel


Thanks!  As someone who lives in "Beervana", specifically Portland, I envy your Nomad status.  At least I get coffee.  ;D  Stumptown is about to become part of my diet....best dang coffee in the UNIVERSE (ok, I'm a biased PDXer, can ya tell?)



Great city! (hehe)

And I would trade you all the beer you want if I could still have a big mug of Cafe' au Lait every day.  But alas!  It is not to be.  (shrug)

Posted by: fennel, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 2:56am; Reply: 11
Quoted from Victoria


Great city! (hehe)

And I would trade you all the beer you want if I could still have a big mug of Cafe' au Lait every day.  But alas!  It is not to be.  (shrug)



And that's why I'm thinking the person who (I forget the screenname, so sorry) has posted about being emotionally way too attached to a food or craving it might be an indication of it being an avoid, is onto something.  I'm Irish...I want/need/love beer.  Not to get drunk...(I have to do the hard alchy to do that, as enough beer to do that, is...WAY too much to stomach physically).  It was very easy to give up coffee...but, I'm going to really really REALLY enjoy that Stumptown!!!  You teachers should all seriously get it sent to you.  It's "dreamy"  :)

Posted by: raingurl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 4:03am; Reply: 12
So what do we do in the lounge? :)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:43am; Reply: 13
just hang out and share! ;)
Posted by: purlgirl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:51am; Reply: 14
Teachers lounge  - I like knowing exactly where to find it. There will be interesting questions, answers, & discussions related to the GTD3 diet and issues, problems, improvement, recipes...

I like the idea of a Teacher support group. I havn't been doing so good lately (living w junk food junkies) - I could use some encouragement.
Posted by: purlgirl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:07am; Reply: 15
Raingurl - Hope you will share your Swami experience with us.  Did you get started?  I see you are a Non-secretor like me - according to the book Teachers are usually secretors. So we are unique.  (cool)
So it will be interesting to see how that effects your personal program.  

Fennel - Please tell us about Stumptown, what is it?
Re-read your Turkey Burger paragraph - it realy does sound good. I like mustard too. Was it good mixing your own. I have never gotten off vinegar - I should give it a try. We have  a lovely herb/spice store here bc of all the fancy resturants.  LOL  There is even a mustard festival here every spring.
Posted by: raingurl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 2:51pm; Reply: 16
Love seeing fellow teachers on here.... actually its pretty cool because most of us are a BT A so most of our food choices should be similar right?

purlgirl- I started officially yesterday and pretty excited.  While there are some challenges I didn't anticipate I think I've done a great job.  One thing I've noticed on my personal diet that I can't have that the GT Teacher's diet can have is cheese.  I can only have some select cheeses but almost all of it (especially the common cheeses) are on my avoid list.  This may be because I'm a nonnie?  I also can't have wheat or corn anything.  So finding alternative breads and such are really difficult as each loaf has one or the other, (or another avoid)  Those things are my biggest challenges, but I have come to learn that I can have a lot of things that A's and Teachers usually can't have. (not sure why) included in this are strawberries, tomatoes, cherries, and cucumbers.  All of my major favorites... so I can't complain.

Not sure how my program differs from others but I'd be quite interested in finding out.
Posted by: raingurl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 3:43pm; Reply: 17
A couple questions from a teacher aspect.

1)  The Protein Powder from Dr. D'Adamo's site for blood type A's.  Is this compatible for genotypes as well?  In particular Teachers?  And what about the bars and such?

2)  I can NOT see where peas, green beans or snow peas are in my SWAMI report so I'm trying to figure out if I can have it.  I had a salad yesterday and did SO good at my choice of everything. On this salad were green beans and snow peas.  After that meal I was SO gassy, I burped all day and into the night.  I know I ate something wrong.  I kept thinking and looking and the only thing I can come up with is the snow peas and green beens.  Actually thinking about them right now makes me feel gassy. :P lol  So my fellow teachers, are snow peas and or green beans okay on YOUR diet? I see they are neutral for blood type A and nonnies.

Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 4:26pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from purlgirl
I like the idea of a Teacher support group. I haven't been doing so good lately (living w junk food junkies) - I could use some encouragement.

I live with other blood types and they are also a different Genotype...  

They have different foods than I, so I always have to separate what is their food and what is mine...  It is all about setting limits for myself and staying within them...  Just eat your food and leave theirs alone and you will be fine.
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 4:53pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from raingurl
2)  I can NOT see where peas, green beans or snow peas are in my SWAMI report so I'm trying to figure out if I can have it.  



Those items are listed under vegetable proteins on my SWAMI.
Posted by: raingurl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 5:21pm; Reply: 20
Ah okay I found it.  And they are beneficial. Hmmmm I don't get what I ate wrong.  Could be detoxing I guess but I don't detox like that, I show I'm detoxing through my sinuses and my sinuses are just fine.  Weird.  Thanks for the help Drea!
Posted by: KimonoKat, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 5:57pm; Reply: 21
How are all you teachers doing?
Are you able to stay away from ?  And ?  And ?

Keep eating the good stuff so you can teach us all!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:24pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from raingurl


2)  I can NOT see where peas, green beans or snow peas are in my SWAMI report so I'm trying to figure out if I can have it.  I had a salad yesterday and did SO good at my choice of everything. On this salad were green beans and snow peas.  After that meal I was SO gassy, I burped all day and into the night.  I know I ate something wrong.  I kept thinking and looking and the only thing I can come up with is the snow peas and green beens.  Actually thinking about them right now makes me feel gassy. :P lol  So my fellow teachers, are snow peas and or green beans okay on YOUR diet? I see they are neutral for blood type A and nonnies.


Are they raw?  Are they a new addition to your diet?  

I have difficulties with many raw vegetables in larger quantities.  Raw green beans would give me gas.  Raw snow peas in a small amount . . ok, but a lot of them would give me gas.
Posted by: raingurl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:27pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from Victoria

Are they raw?  Are they a new addition to your diet?  

I have difficulties with many raw vegetables in larger quantities.  Raw green beans would give me gas.  Raw snow peas in a small amount . . ok, but a lot of them would give me gas.


They were raw and they haven't been in my diet that much, especially raw.  Raw vegetables have just not those.  So that just might be the culprit.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:48pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from raingurl
Could be detoxing I guess but I don't detox like that, I show I'm detoxing through my sinuses and my sinuses are just fine.

I don't always detox the same way...  Some comes through the sinus, some through the lungs, some through the skin ( boils or perspiration)...  I am happy to be getting rid of it all, no matter how it gets out... ;)   ;D


Quoted from raingurl
The Protein Powder from Dr. D'Adamo's site for blood type A's.  Is this compatible for genotypes as well?  In particular Teachers?  And what about the bars and such?
Evaluate each list of ingredients per your SWAMI list to answer this question... ;)
Posted by: purlgirl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:49pm; Reply: 25
On my A nonnie list Peas, Snow peas & Green beans were all neutral.
GT3 Peas are Diamond and Green beans are a Benificial. Couldn't find Snow Peas.  
Could be the Raw thing - you might want to take digestive enzymes for a while.  
What did you use for a dressing?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 7:55pm; Reply: 26
Quoted Text
They were raw and they haven't been in my diet that much, especially raw

try the sprouting route
Posted by: raingurl, Thursday, October 7, 2010, 10:57pm; Reply: 27
Quoted Text
Evaluate each list of ingredients per your SWAMI list to answer this question...
  :) I did do that... and for the most part everything looked good.  Of course there were ingredients that weren't on my SWAMI list at all. But all the ones that were, were on my beneficial or neutral list.  However the powder is not on my recommended list that prints out with SWAMI... so I wonder....

Quoted from purlgirl

What did you use for a dressing?


I used olive oil and lemon.  Both beneficial.


Posted by: fennel, Friday, October 8, 2010, 12:49am; Reply: 28
Quoted from purlgirl

Fennel - Please tell us about Stumptown, what is it?
Re-read your Turkey Burger paragraph - it realy does sound good. I like mustard too. Was it good mixing your own. I have never gotten off vinegar - I should give it a try. We have  a lovely herb/spice store here bc of all the fancy resturants.  LOL  There is even a mustard festival here every spring.


Stumptown is a coffee brewer.  They source their beans and are found in a few coffee shops besides their own and a couple local grocery stores.  I'm not a "coffee person", but their stuff is HEAVENLY!  

I liked the mustard with the agave, and I think the honey will be better.  It has a bit of a kick the way I made it because I didn't want it to be too, too sweet.  I really need to think of some way to do it.  Man--vinegar is difficult.  I love balsamic and rice wine and wine vinegars.  Have to do some brainstorm on getting acid balance into food flavors.  


Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 8, 2010, 2:12am; Reply: 29
Quoted from raingurl
However the powder is not on my recommended list that prints out with SWAMI... so I wonder....

Did you see the ingredients list in the Supplement facts for the powder?  The button is at the bottom of the description for the powder.  It is good to verify as many ingredients as possible.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Friday, October 8, 2010, 2:34am; Reply: 30
I have a difficult time with raw veggies, they go right through me, Ineed them steamed a bit.

I did well today food wise. Broccoli raab with goat colby and eggs fore breakfast, yogurt, sunflower seeds, dried blueberries and cranberries and cherries for lunch. Dinner was tilapia with summer squash and tomatillos, frozen yogurt for dessert and a few more sunflower seeds.

My swami report is saved on my desktop in Adobe, I have a search window at the top of the page and if I want to see what value a food has, I type it into the window and hit return.
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, October 8, 2010, 2:38am; Reply: 31
Quoted from fennel

being emotionally way too attached to a food or craving it might be an indication of it being an avoid, is onto something.  I'm Irish...I want/need/love beer.  ........ :)


I'm sure you are right. Wheat has been extremely hard for me to give up. I ate wheat all the time, every day. I feel better without it but it still tempts me.

Potatoes are another food I feel better without but it still tempts me. ( potatoes = joint pain for me)

I'm not into beer. My dad was a devoted Irish beer drinker; It was his undoing.
Come to think of it - beer is from wheat, I think.  Maybe that brings us back around to your point about how hard it is to give up stuff we are sensative to.  
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, October 8, 2010, 2:51am; Reply: 32
Lola, KimonaKat, Amazon1, Victoria, ABJoe - Thank you all for helping us launch our little lounge.

ABJoe you are right  - focus on my own food. The sad thing is we are all the same BT - A - they just arn't interested.  They are also sick. DH has a bad cold and DGD (18 yrs) has strep. I'm not going there. You can lead a horse to water....

Thank you all for your support.
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, October 8, 2010, 3:18am; Reply: 33
gray rabbit - your food sounds really good.
Haveing Swami on your desk-top must be nice. . I finally have high speed internet -  so I hope to do mine soon.

Drea I like your saying: "Enjoy your now. Worry is the misuse of imagination."   I need to past that on my forhead.  
Your dog looks really big - I think i was here when he was just a pup.

Vinegar?  I looked it up on the food list - I do understand it is an Avoid. Is there an article to explain why?  I would just like to impress upon my mind why I need to leave it alone.
Posted by: fennel, Friday, October 8, 2010, 4:05am; Reply: 34
Quoted from grey rabbit
I have a difficult time with raw veggies, they go right through me, Ineed them steamed a bit.


Interesting.  I wonder if there is something with the raw veggies and type or if my body has been just trashed from an early age.  I almost literally cannot eat them.  I start choking and gagging, and if I get them down, I have always had intestinal distress.  It took me many, many years to be able to eat a salad. As  kid, I had to start with one or 2 pieces of lettuce, drowned with dressing, in order form my stomach to tolerate it.  Even now, if I eat too big a salad, I pay greatly.  It's always bothered me, as it's the "healthy way".  I sort of figured maybe it was something of the Irish in me and somehow genetically my body could only handle veggies boiled to death like they do back in Eire.  I still cook my brussels sprouts to a point where many would find it offensive, but that's the only way they don't make me sick.  And, I feel AWESOME afterwards.  It's like this weird, dark secret, because I'm technically talented when it comes to culinary stuff.  
(eek)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 8, 2010, 4:58am; Reply: 35
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Vinegar?


http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-xpress/m-1268138258/#num3
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 8, 2010, 5:03am; Reply: 36
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I wonder if there is something with the raw veggies and type or if my body has been just trashed from an early age.


there s something you ll learn in GTD called PROP, or taster status
we are all individuals
http://www.google.com/custom?q=prop&cof=AH%3Acenter%3BAWFID%3A4452213b291e6613%3B&domains=dadamo.com&sitesearch=dadamo.com
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 8, 2010, 5:07am; Reply: 37
Quoted from purlgirl
Vinegar?  I looked it up on the food list - I do understand it is an Avoid. Is there an article to explain why?  I would just like to impress upon my mind why I need to leave it alone.

I realize you are following the GTD, but I think the BTD typebase information is still very appropriate here as vinegar separates the different parts of the blood for type A people...
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?437
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?438
Posted by: DoS, Friday, October 8, 2010, 5:38am; Reply: 38
Quoted from fennel


Interesting.  I wonder if there is something with the raw veggies and type or if my body has been just trashed from an early age.  I almost literally cannot eat them.  I start choking and gagging, and if I get them down, I have always had intestinal distress.  It took me many, many years to be able to eat a salad. As  kid, I had to start with one or 2 pieces of lettuce, drowned with dressing, in order form my stomach to tolerate it.  Even now, if I eat too big a salad, I pay greatly.  It's always bothered me, as it's the "healthy way".  I sort of figured maybe it was something of the Irish in me and somehow genetically my body could only handle veggies boiled to death like they do back in Eire.  I still cook my brussels sprouts to a point where many would find it offensive, but that's the only way they don't make me sick.  And, I feel AWESOME afterwards.  It's like this weird, dark secret, because I'm technically talented when it comes to culinary stuff.  
(eek)


I use to be like that. I think I am ok now. Well ok with uncooked veggies anyhow... not that I know if I am a Teacher or not.
Posted by: fennel, Friday, October 8, 2010, 7:16am; Reply: 39
Quoted from Lola


there s something you ll learn in GTD called PROP, or taster status
we are all individuals
http://www.google.com/custom?q=prop&cof=AH%3Acenter%3BAWFID%3A4452213b291e6613%3B&domains=dadamo.com&sitesearch=dadamo.com


I have the strips, just haven't had someone use it on me yet.  I have memory from some class of some kind or other (7th grade science?) and being told I was a super-taster.  There are certain things that are just crazy-strong on my palate, and I don't know if that is part of it.  I do remember when I was looking at sommelier training that folks sort of lit up like a bulb when I said that I had been told that--unfortunately, wine doesn't seem to be that good...red is only a neutral and white is an avoid.  Can I ask for a new genotype for Christmas?

and what the HECK do I do with my Alton Brown crush?  I can't resist watching him.  He's doing fried chicken right now, and it's sort of like porn at this point.  I know I won't do what he's doing, but dang...I am enjoying watching it.  I used to make darn good fried chicken!
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 8, 2010, 3:45pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from fennel
He's doing fried chicken right now, and ...  I used to make darn good fried chicken!

Use the same techniques for turkey breast cutlets...  As long as you can sub for non-compliant ingredients...
Posted by: DoS, Friday, October 8, 2010, 6:34pm; Reply: 41
How many of you experience the issue with senses turning on and off? I think brain inflammation makes my legs unable to feel much, more so on the skin of thighs where I have had skin issues.
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, October 9, 2010, 2:44am; Reply: 42
Hello fellow teachers!
It is cool to have our own lounge! When I have a question on any thread I always hope I see another teacher's comments. I am very curious to find out what we all have in common...or not.
What were the main points that helped you all determine that you were teachers?
I still am not totally convinced that my teacher percentage is very high, but per the Genotype book I have the visible tendons and a long torso with short legs.
I still need to get my SWAMI but am trying to get the serotyping done (A1 or A2?) before.... so my SWAMI will be most accurate.
Just wondering if any other teachers have sinus/mucous issues and if compliant cheese makes it worse?
Also curious about other teacher's ancestry, hair/eye color, height/build and what you all do for exercise?
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, October 9, 2010, 2:54am; Reply: 43
Quoted from cajun
What were the main points that helped you all determine that you were teachers?

I can answer for my teacher family members.  We used the advanced tables to determine our types, so the measurements and blood typing information.

Quoted from cajun
I still need to get my SWAMI but am trying to get the serotyping done (A1 or A2?) before.... so my SWAMI will be most accurate.

You could always get SWAMI and redo it when you get the A subtyping...
Quoted from cajun
Just wondering if any other teachers have sinus/mucous issues and if compliant cheese makes it worse?

They don't have much mucous trouble.  DD mostly has issues with gut flora balance.  WW is mostly healthy when she is compliant.

Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, October 9, 2010, 9:42pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from raingurl

purlgirl- I started officially yesterday and...   I can't have that the GT Teacher's diet can have is cheese.  I can only have some select cheeses but almost all of it (especially the common cheeses) are on my avoid list.  This may be because I'm a nonnie?  I also can't have wheat or corn anything.    So finding   alternative breads   and such are really difficult as each loaf has one or the other, (or another avoid)  Those things are my biggest challenges, but I have come to learn that I can have a lot of things that A's and Teachers usually can't have. (not sure why) included in this are strawberries, tomatoes, cherries, and cucumbers.  All of my major favorites... so I can't complain.

Not sure how my program differs from others but I'd be quite interested in finding out.


Raingurl - Befor the GTD came out I made a binder with all my A  Foods. (columns for Super Beneficial, Beneficial, Neutral Frequent, Neutral Infrequent, Avoid) A separate page for each type of food (Beans, Grains, Dairy...) I got my copies of Dr D's little books (Arthritis, Cancer, Fatigue ...).  I adjusted  each page to fit the A Non-Secretor notes at the bottom of each food list.  

When GTD came out I switched to Teacher (it is my best fit). I didn't do very well and I suspected it is the being a Non-secretor.     I compared my GT3 & personal BT  A nonnie list.   I made my own personal GT3/DT A Non-Secretor list.  Dairy and Wheat are what I changed.

   Dairy:  I don't eat milk and no cheeses are beneficial/diamond on my list but there are a few neutral cheeses . I keep it to small amts. I get terrible sinus infections if I over do dairy.

   Wheat -  Spelt is the only wheat on my BT A non-secretor list and it is a neutral. On GT3 only ancient wheat grains are listed as  Superfoods all other  wheat are Black Dot Avoids.
Personally I have been trying to be Wheat/Gluten free for several months. My Dr says I do not have a wheat allergy. I suspect I am intollerant of wheat - this wouldn't show in the allergy blood test.  I have fingernails for the first time in my life. My finger prints are very slowly improving. So something is working. (dance)

  Corn - on  my BT A non-secretor list Corn as a grain is an Avoid; Corn as a vegetable (fresh) is a Infrequent Neutral.
GT3 under Carbohydrate ( grain) Corn is a Black Dot Avoid; Under Live Food ( vegetable) Corn, popcorn is an Avoid,

So it sounds to me like your Swami is good and you are on the right track.  I'm excited to do mine;  wonder how the non-taster status will adjust the mix.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 2:40am; Reply: 45
Quoted from fennel


.red is only a neutral and white is an avoid.  Can I ask for a new genotype for Christmas?


Have you done swami? I'm a Teacher with red as a diamond and white as a black dot
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 2:45am; Reply: 46
Quoted from purlgirl

  I'm excited to do mine;  wonder how the non-taster status will adjust the mix.


I don't think it will make much difference. I did my swami before I knew taster status, I'm a super taster and it didn't change anything when I added that info.
Posted by: fennel, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 2:54am; Reply: 47
Must....SWAMI.....now!!!!  lol....a glass of red wine would have been perfect with dinner.  

Oh, and some of the stuff from http://www.edwardandsons.com/reo_info.itml is like my new, "old" find.  I had used their gluten-free alfredo sauce in the past, and ran across it in the store the other day, along with their GF Cheddar type sauce.  It seems all Teacher friendly, in fact mostly helpful...nutritional yeast as one of the main ingredients.  Brown rice pasta...and that with a touch of compliant cheese really rocks me!  uh...no, it's not the gooey traditional mac, but with how much better I'm feeling, it's heaven.  I kind of miss the grind of black pepper, but I'm sure I'll find something that will scratch the itch.
Quoted from grey rabbit


Have you done swami? I'm a Teacher with red as a diamond and white as a black dot


Posted by: GillianR, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 6:55am; Reply: 48
:) :) :) :) Teacher Place! Love it.


Posted by: GillianR, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 7:00am; Reply: 49
Quoted from fennel



EMU!!!!  So has anyone tried it?



I tried emu last year. Was really looking forward to it. It is a little like cardboard in flavour but the texture is more like a cereal box.  ::) Maybe I should try it again.... ??)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 7:11am; Reply: 50
fennel,
gums may exacerbate lectin activity, causing unwanted inflammatory response
Posted by: GillianR, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 7:13am; Reply: 51
Quoted from cajun
Hello fellow teachers!

Just wondering if any other teachers have sinus/mucous issues and if compliant cheese makes it worse?


Hi,
   When I gave up wheat, milk and cheddar cheese my stuffy nose was better but I never had a really bad stuffy nose. I eat a lot of other dairy products (gouda cheese, feta cheese, goat cheese, yoghurt, etc.) and they don't bother my nose.
My son is a teacher, too and he used to have a blocked nose a lot of the time. It was impossible for him to eat with his mouth closed. After giving up regular wheat  (we eat spelt) he doesn't get the stuffy nose. He was never a milk drinker.
He still eats cheeses (even cheddar sometimes).

I believe it was the wheat for both of us.

We save money on kleenexes on this diet. :)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 10, 2010, 7:15am; Reply: 52
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I'm a super taster and it didn't change anything when I added that info.


you also have not entered your secretor status.......the more you know about yourself , the better and more accurate your swami report can be
Posted by: raingurl, Monday, October 11, 2010, 6:23pm; Reply: 53
Here is a question for you fellow Teachers.

I have had allergies for the last 10 years.  Never had them then we moved to another town and the allergies started about 2 years later.  These are very debilitating allergies and I've always had to get the steroid shot for ANY kind of relief.  I have been in the process of changing my diet for the past 2 years and this year was the first time I didn't have to get a shot.  My allergies were mild enough that I could stand them, without taking anything.  I have found that how I eat is related, but I still get allergies, when things are in bloom.  I know this is NOT common in Teachers, in fact its usually quite the opposite, since our bodies get along with everything. On the other hand, my chronic infections prove I'm a teacher. (along with SWAMI)

My question is do any other teachers get allergies??
Posted by: DoS, Monday, October 11, 2010, 6:41pm; Reply: 54
Allergies are often a product of bad bacteria in the intestines.

As a non-secreter it is easy for your system to let foreign invaders in but then attack them. Minimizing things you have a problem with will help lower the reactions as you have come to experience. If your gut flora is well the reactions will be even less.
Posted by: 11507 (Guest), Monday, October 11, 2010, 6:44pm; Reply: 55
Quoted from raingurl
Here is a question for you fellow Teachers.



My question is do any other teachers get allergies??


I don't have a SWAMI yet to confirm but my measurements say I am a Teacher and I am the poster child for allergies and asthma. You are not alone.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, October 11, 2010, 8:03pm; Reply: 56
Quoted from raingurl
My question is do any other teachers get allergies??

Yes, the levels seem to be in direct correlation to the toxin or trauma levels in the body...  My WW and DD both had allergy reactions growing until we started eating per BTD, they have receded to where they are almost non-existent now...
Posted by: purlgirl, Monday, October 11, 2010, 10:59pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from DoS
Allergies are often a product of bad bacteria in the intestines.

As a non-secreter it is easy for your system to let foreign invaders in but then attack them. Minimizing things you have a problem with will help lower the reactions as you have come to experience. If your gut flora is well the reactions will be even less.


So your saying Candida? Makes sence.  

I have always reacted to Dairy and now I realize to Wheat also.  

Much better on GT/BTD.

Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, October 11, 2010, 11:14pm; Reply: 58
Quoted from purlgirl
So your saying Candida? Makes sence.

Candida isn't the only bacteria that can be excessive in the gut...  Many other bacteria can grow out of control in the gut and cause digestion / absorption to shut down...
Posted by: raingurl, Monday, October 11, 2010, 11:43pm; Reply: 59
Interesting responses because I've had Candida for YEARS and for the past 3 years it has show up as yeast infections.  I have done the candida diet and still couldn't get rid of it.  Which is why I know there is no doubt in my mind I'm a teacher!! :)  "Can't we all just get along?"
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 12:03am; Reply: 60
Quoted from raingurl
Interesting responses because I've had Candida for YEARS and for the past 3 years it has show up as yeast infections.  I have done the candida diet and still couldn't get rid of it.  Which is why I know there is no doubt in my mind I'm a teacher!! :)  "Can't we all just get along?"

Is the Candida a bacterial form or a fungal form?  If it is the bacterial form, it should be controllable with diet and probiotics...  

If it is the fungal form, the reason the body won't/can't kill it is due to excess toxicity.  Fungal candida will trap some toxins so they have less deleterious effect on the body.  If you attempt to kill the candida, it releases this junk, overloads the body and the body has to divert attention to protecting itself from these toxins, so the candida comes back, grabs the toxin load and the body is happy to have it...  The proper order is to detox the junk and allow the body to control the candida as the toxins leave.
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 12:55am; Reply: 61
Raingirl,
I had seasonal allergies as a kid. Just post nasal drip/cough in Spring and Autumn....never took anything for it. From about age 27 to my 40's the allergies worsened each season but over the counter meds helped. For the last 4 years I have had year round sneezing/stuffy/runnynose/coughing and now this year wheezing. I was  diagnosed with asthma this last February. I never smoked or had any severe upper respiratory infection growing up!
I have been eating about 50-75% blood type diet compliant for almost 2 years but now following teacher diet since March. I am 95% compliant and working on 100%! ( I eat tomatoes,red potatoes and black dot fruit sometimes!)
I know I have experienced some detox already and weight has come off without trying.

Bottom line: I still believe my environment contributes (ragweed, dust, pollen) to my allergies! ;)
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 1:05am; Reply: 62
Quoted from ABJoe

Is the Candida a bacterial form or a fungal form?  If it is the bacterial form, it should be controllable with diet and probiotics...  

If it is the fungal form, the reason the body won't/can't kill it is due to excess toxicity.  Fungal candida will trap some toxins so they have less deleterious effect on the body.  If you attempt to kill the candida, it releases this junk, overloads the body and the body has to divert attention to protecting itself from these toxins, so the candida comes back, grabs the toxin load and the body is happy to have it...  The proper order is to detox the junk and allow the body to control the candida as the toxins leave.


Candida is a Genus name for yeast, a type of fungus. Good bacterial flora in the gut, vagina and other locations in the body helps keep Candida under control, but when the good guys are gone, the Candida proliferates.

Detoxifying will allow the good guys to repopulate this in turn also helps the body with detox in and of itself and then the Candida should be under control.

Candida thrives in a sugary environment. When the good bacteria in the vagina for example, become compromised by antibiotics, this changes the pH of the vaginal ecology from slightly acidic to slightly basic and this also helps the Candida to thrive.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 1:11am; Reply: 63
Quoted from Captain_Janeway
Candida is a Genus name for yeast, a type of fungus. Good bacterial flora in the gut, vagina and other locations in the body helps keep Candida under control, but when the good guys are gone, the Candida proliferates.

Detoxifying will allow the good guys to repopulate this in turn also helps the body with detox in and of itself and then the Candida should be under control.

Candida thrives in a sugary environment. When the good bacteria in the vagina for example, become compromised by antibiotics, this changes the pH of the vaginal ecology from slightly acidic to slightly basic and this also helps the Candida to thrive.

Thanks for the clarification...
Posted by: grey rabbit, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 1:34am; Reply: 64
Quoted from Lola


you also have not entered your secretor status.......the more you know about yourself , the better and more accurate your swami report can be


I ran the swamix once as a secretor and once as a nonnie, not much changed, some of the meats kicked up to diamond but the frequencies did not change. So, I eat the same way either way, when I eat the occasional lamb it's either neutral or it's diamond, same with everything else. I avoid the avoids for both, really they are much the same. Sooo, since I'm currently digging into my savings just to keep the bills paid, no reason for me to spend the $ on secretor satus.

I have never tried emu, but I tried ostrich once and it was delicious, too bad I can't find it any more.
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 3:44am; Reply: 65
It is frequent that Explorer women have issues with yeast infections.

Candida likes to inhabit the intestines but does not particularly show itself as being a predominate overgrowth candidate from what I have read.

You make the possibility of candida entering the intestine much easier if there is a bad environment that can allow damage to occur.
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 5:36pm; Reply: 66
Grey rabbit,
We have an  ostrich farm a few miles from us. The local butcher/deli sells the fresh meat. One of the nicest restaurants in our area serves ostrich medalions ...my DH's favorite! He is an O/hunter and loves his meat, but he orders this alot!
I could find out if they ship and how much?
Posted by: raingurl, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 6:43pm; Reply: 67
Yes.  I do know that Explorers commonly have yeast infections, however SWAMI figured me to be a teacher.  I have had bowel problems for years and years and have ALWAYS thought they were related to my yeast infections.  Doctors of course tell me that is not possible at all.  I never belived them and I still don't.  I can't wait until my diet starts kicking in (and I get better on track) I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.  I'm sure you all know that feeling!
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7:00pm; Reply: 68
Yeah well I am sure if your intestines are not in superb shape then it is easy for bacteria and yeast to freely pass. That happens to blood type O's but with gluten, after damage.
Posted by: fennel, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 11:30pm; Reply: 69
OK---I had tried this GF alfredo sauce packet once a long time ago, and happened across it when I went to a natural foods grocer to pick up the spelt tortillas.  I read the label and was very, very happy.  It, AND the Cheddar Cheese flavor had no icky red flags, and the main ingredient was nutritional yeast.  I'm kind of jazzed.  It's not perfect, but with even just a touch of messing, and brown rice pasta...I am loving it!  Weeks where I have a heavy school load...I need no-brainer stuff that I can make for dinner and pack for lunch.  Also, if you look on the website, they have in their info section a chart of common allergens.

http://www.edwardandsons.com/reo_info.itml

Now, if they would only come up with a gluten-free mozzarella sauce...as their mozz flavor does have wheat.  I really miss fresh mozz! :)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 11:51pm; Reply: 70
why not add fresh moz to the alfredo sauce
Posted by: fennel, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 11:53pm; Reply: 71
Quoted from Lola
why not add fresh moz to the alfredo sauce


Mozz is avoid on the Teacher list...is it OK if it's fresh?  I assumed that meant all mozz.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12:20am; Reply: 72
Quoted from fennel
Mozz is avoid on the Teacher list...is it OK if it's fresh?  I assumed that meant all mozz.

Sorry to spoil your anticipation, but the Teachers in our house use Colby-Jack cheese after their Genotype...
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12:31am; Reply: 73
Maybe no mozzarella, but there sure is a loooong list of superfood and diamond cheeses for Teachers!!  (ok)

And how about pesto as a topping for your rice pasta?  Maybe with some good cheese grated on the top!  (drool)

The word around here is Tinkyada is the tastiest rice pasta. ;)
Posted by: fennel, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12:41am; Reply: 74
Quoted from Victoria
Maybe no mozzarella, but there sure is a loooong list of superfood and diamond cheeses for Teachers!!  (ok)

And how about pesto as a topping for your rice pasta?  Maybe with some good cheese grated on the top!  (drool)

The word around here is Tinkyada is the tastiest rice pasta. ;)


Oh yum--thanks!  Will have to track down the Tinkyada.  I looooooove pesto, just have been crazy buzy, and that's why I was looking at mixes. I like to make pesto fresh, haven't found a good packet.  If anyone has a good one, let me know...but, if I'm caught on a few days with only 2 minutes for meals, the fresh basil goes to heck.

SO happy to be teacher and cheese it again.  I'll miss the cottage and mozz, but with gouda and brie and *shudder* GORGONZOLA AS A DIAMOND????  Oh yeah...and parm and romano????    

Actually, I have always wanted to make cheese...and I'd really be curious (during my school break  :) ) to work out what differentiates the benes from avoids in Teacher-Land so I could make some cheese.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:31am; Reply: 75
Biotin is recommended for teachers to help with overgrowth issues in the gut
Posted by: fennel, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:42am; Reply: 76
Quoted from ABJoe

Sorry to spoil your anticipation, but the Teachers in our house use Colby-Jack cheese after their Genotype...


No worries!  I have already been anticipating when the Colby-Jack goes back on sale again.  I'm noticing the sales seem to cycle through, and will be grabbing it when the prices drop again.   :)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 2:43am; Reply: 77
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if they would only come up with a gluten-free mozzarella sauce


the reason I answered :)
why would you want a sauce if it s an avoid in your list :-/
Posted by: fennel, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 3:09am; Reply: 78
Quoted from Lola


the reason I answered :)
why would you want a sauce if it s an avoid in your list :-/


Because they came up with something that tasted like cheddar without any cheddar   Sooooo, if they could come up with something that was all nutritional yeast that was a cool sub for mozz....well, yeah, I think it'd kind of rock! ;D  It's a minor point...I fantasize about all sorts of things that might not ever happen (uh...6 foot 4 guy with long hair in a kilt?---probably not going to come into my life, but it's nice to think about :))

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 3:16am; Reply: 79
just make sure all those natural flavors are not corn derived, if you happened to have an issue with anything corn or were a nonnie......

bt/gt has made my life so simple......I thoroughly enjoy putting together my unique and beneficial flavors......and simple, because I do not have to go around reading labels ad infinitum.......wishfully thinking I was going to find anything  
NOT corn derived out there, in terms of seasoning and flavor! ;D
Posted by: fennel, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 3:29am; Reply: 80
Quoted from Lola
just make sure all those natural flavors are not corn derived, if you happened to have an issue with anything corn or were a nonnie......

bt/gt has made my life so simple......I thoroughly enjoy putting together my unique and beneficial flavors......and simple, because I do not have to go around reading labels ad infinitum.......wishfully thinking I was going to find anything  
NOT corn derived out there, in terms of seasoning and flavor! ;D


Yeah, that's why I loved this company!  They list out the products that have anything corn-derived on their website!  Even the citric acid when it is corn-derived!  I check into this site (genotype forum) in between working on homework questions, and I post enough that it SEEMS like I have endless time, but I take all these mini-breaks, still type 75 words per minute and end up spewing during those breaks.  I REALLY miss spending hours cooking.  I am eating a heck of a lot of quinoa, because I am making most from scratch, but just happened across this stuff ;D
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 3:31am; Reply: 81
Mine is complicated because of this... maybe by less disease (maybe).

Teachers how altruistic do you find yourself being?
Posted by: grey rabbit, Thursday, October 14, 2010, 2:59am; Reply: 82
Quoted from cajun
Grey rabbit,

I could find out if they ship and how much?


would be nice to know, probably out of the budget right now, but maybe someday.


DOS, altruistic? When it comes to my daughters and grand daughter definitely. If there is someone who needs my help, I'll do my best-but I'm done making sacrifices or going the extra mile for people who don't appreciate the efforts.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 14, 2010, 3:49am; Reply: 83
Quoted from fennel


Oh yum--thanks!  Will have to track down the Tinkyada.  I looooooove pesto, just have been crazy buzy, and that's why I was looking at mixes. I like to make pesto fresh, haven't found a good packet.  If anyone has a good one, let me know...but, if I'm caught on a few days with only 2 minutes for meals, the fresh basil goes to heck.


All of our grocery stores sell ready-made pesto in little containers near the deli or cheese sections.  Check it out!  (shy)
Posted by: 11778 (Guest), Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:31pm; Reply: 84
For all those who get gassy with raw veggies:

Some people are just more sensitive.  Try blanching your veg by dropping it into boiling water for 2 minutes (more or less depending on veg - experiment for what works best for you), then immediately rinse in cold water.  It gets rid of the gassy element, but retains most of the bite.  You'll actually see some gassy bubbles in the blanching water afterwards.

I do this for roasted veggies as well.  After I blanch, I spread them on a cookie sheet, drizzle lightly with Olive Oil and Seasalt, and roast in th oven at 400 until they start to sizzle and color.  A squirt of lemon or lime juice (I used to use balsamic....heavy sigh) and it comes out exquisite.  

Yeah, she's a supertaster!
Posted by: 11778 (Guest), Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:43pm; Reply: 85
My question for all Teachers:

I was trying to keep to the BT A dietary suggestions, but have just finished reading the dietary suggestions for GT3.  Now I'm confused.  The cheeses that were neutral (mozz, feta, kefir, goat) or beneficial (is there a beneficial cheese?) on BT A - are avoids on GT3, and vice versa (now it says I can have gorganzola, manchego, swiss, pecorino, etc).  Also, many of the veggies the were good on one are not so good on the other (ie - lettuce, asparagus, spinach, etc), and fruits (pears, peaches, cherries, apricots).

So, can anyone enlighten me?  What are your experiences?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:41pm; Reply: 86
once you decide which system you want to follow, then you try following that system exclusively.......don t try mixing the two

here s more for you to understand the rational behind the values
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2010/03/27/hows-and-whys?blog=24
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:47pm; Reply: 87
also try steaming your veggies!! delicious!

oh and before I forget,
learn how to make ghee......chuck full of butyrate for your gut ecosystem
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2009/01/15/butyrate-and-ghee?blog=27
Posted by: 11778 (Guest), Thursday, October 14, 2010, 8:19pm; Reply: 88
OMG!!  Ghee is a life saver!  Adds that special something flavor that separates dieting from delicious!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 15, 2010, 5:29am; Reply: 89
:)
Posted by: fennel, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 12:46am; Reply: 90
Have any of you found good things for teacher if you get hit with illness?  I got hit with this flu that has been making the rounds, and trying to figure out good comforting food that would also be super benes that sounded OK while I was congested and coughing and such was sort of a pain.  I'd like to have some ideas that I can just go to without thinking if it happens again.  That being said, I resisted it much longer than I usually would have and only succumbed after I got hit with some major drama that stressed me no end.  Also, recovering in record time for me.  Kids half my age are having a harder time than I am.
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 1:01am; Reply: 91
Quoted from 11778
My question for all Teachers:

I was trying to keep to the BT A dietary suggestions, but have just finished reading the dietary suggestions for GT3.  Now I'm confused.  The cheeses that were neutral (mozz, feta, kefir, goat) or beneficial (is there a beneficial cheese?) on BT A - are avoids on GT3, and vice versa (now it says I can have gorganzola, manchego, swiss, pecorino, etc).  Also, many of the veggies the were good on one are not so good on the other (ie - lettuce, asparagus, spinach, etc), and fruits (pears, peaches, cherries, apricots).

So, can anyone enlighten me?  What are your experiences?

The Teachers in my house switched from the A diet to Teacher and although some things changed rating, they like the new plan better...  It seems to keep the gut flora more balanced, although neither of them eats enough variety (my opinion)...
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 2:47am; Reply: 92
Grey rabbit,
You got it! I will check this weekend and report back in the "lounge". ;)

Fennel,
When ill, especially with upper respiratory tract or even stomach, I am a firm believer in homemade chicken stock/broth or turkey broth. If you can tolerate a little onion, leeks and garlic sauteed in small mount of olive oil (or ghee), then add water and  poultry carcass, and just let it simmer down. Good medicine! My grandmere did it for her children and my Mom for me then I did it for my family. Its always helped! ;)
Posted by: fennel, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 3:41am; Reply: 93
Quoted from cajun


Fennel,
When ill, especially with upper respiratory tract or even stomach, I am a firm believer in homemade chicken stock/broth or turkey broth. If you can tolerate a little onion, leeks and garlic sauteed in small mount of olive oil (or ghee), then add water and  poultry carcass, and just let it simmer down. Good medicine! My grandmere did it for her children and my Mom for me then I did it for my family. Its always helped! ;)


I'm a chicken soup broth person in that mode...but with chicken being black dot right now, I just wasn't sure how to approach it.  And, I was NOT up to making turkey broth with how I felt.  Maybe I should make some and freeze it for emergencies...well, also for cooking.   :)  I always did the homemade chicken soup for my kids when the weather turned or if the went under the weather.  Thanks.  This is such a learning process, but it just seems really really worth it.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 5:01am; Reply: 94
Mike's soup recipe:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GC/m-1209658448/s-new/#num4
Posted by: fennel, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 5:44am; Reply: 95
Quoted from Lola


OH Thank you!!!  I can't believe it, but I think I'm actually about over this thing already.  Is it normal to get this big a boost to your immune system already?  

I actually did a version of this tonight:

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2010/10/06/pumpkin-pie-quinoa-parfaits/

I didn't use the graham cracker since I'm really working these lists...but, I was really stunned how great this was. I was skeptical on the quinoa with yogurt, but had already tried a quinoa/yogurt/almond butter mix since I didn't have pumpkin on hand after reading this  before I got sick and it was pretty awesome.  I cook up a bunch of quinoa for a couple days since it's a diamond, so decided to play with this.  Touch of honey and a touch of slivered almonds for more diamonds and I really dug it.  
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 16, 2010, 6:34am; Reply: 96
;)
Posted by: purlgirl, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 2:58am; Reply: 97
raingurl  - How are you doing with your Swami program? - getting adjusted?
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 11:59pm; Reply: 98
Grey rabbit,
Didn't forget about the ostrich....just getting over 24 hour flu bug....will check on it and report back! ;)
Posted by: fennel, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 4:25am; Reply: 99
I actually had sort of a dessert tonight--something I never indulged in when I was "trying to be healthy".  I had cooked up a bunch of brown rice, so I mixed it up with some greek yogurt, frozen cranberries, couple of slivered almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of agave (haven't picked up honey yet).  It was like this amazing little instant rice pudding that (to me) kicked original rice pudding's rear.  A diamond-fest in a glass.  YAY!
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 4:41am; Reply: 100
:)
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 9:36pm; Reply: 101
Fennel that does sound good.

Any ideas on a fast and easy Pumpkin dessert?
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 9:48pm; Reply: 102
Quoted from purlgirl
Fennel that does sound good.

Any ideas on a fast and easy Pumpkin dessert?


you can use canned pumpkin and add it to one package of silken tofu, add pumpkin pie spices and sweeten it with any compliant sweetener....molasses/honey/agave/maple syrup.  Put it into a
food processor until it's thick and creamy. Refrigerate in individual cups or make a pie out of it.

I'm thinking your crust if you want this to become a pie could be homemade but not require baking...I like to use crushed gluten free ginger snaps combined with ghee mixed with
crushed almonds and a sweetener.   Press into pie pan first and then add pumpkin mixture. Chill.

Or use any pie crust of your choosing.


Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10:40pm; Reply: 103
for those not doing tofu, try avocado or mamey......or any starchy fruit, like mango...
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10:44pm; Reply: 104
Quoted from Chloe
you can use canned pumpkin and add it to one package of silken tofu, add pumpkin pie spices and sweeten it with any compliant sweetener....molasses/honey/agave/maple syrup.  Put it into a
food processor until it's thick and creamy. Refrigerate in individual cups or make a pie out of it.

I'm thinking your crust if you want this to become a pie could be homemade but not require baking...I like to use crushed gluten free ginger snaps combined with ghee mixed with
crushed almonds and a sweetener.   Press into pie pan first and then add pumpkin mixture. Chill.

Or use any pie crust of your choosing.

We often make a pumpkin custard by making the pumpkin pie filling and pouring it into a baking dish...  Bake it at the lower temp. for the full time, since there is no crust to brown...
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 1:47am; Reply: 105
Sometimes I'll open a can of pumpkin puree, add cinnamon, and agave, and call it dessert.  :D
Posted by: Ribbit, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 2:06am; Reply: 106
Just wanted to pop in here on the Teacher thread and say I talked with my Daddy tonight, who is loosely following the Teacher diet.  He told me again that he seems to have fewer headaches than in the past.
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 3:56am; Reply: 107
Grey rabbit,
Our local deli sells fresh ostrich steaks @ 11.98 lb ...they are huge, one will feed 2-3 people. They also sell ground ostrich @ 7.98 lb ....it is expensive, I think, but they do not ship.
Next up, I will contact the local ostrich farm..... 8)
Posted by: 11650 (Guest), Sunday, October 24, 2010, 8:52am; Reply: 108
I am very new to the GTD, just had all my bloods and evrerything done - the final advanced calculator says that I can only be a Teacher yet when I do the strength testing it seems to point to Explorer, in that I am a super taster and very sensitive to caffeine.  I don't quite know where to ask this question so hope I am in the right place.  I don't really mind which type I am as I will adapt, just like to be sure I'm following the right one.  

Thanks for any help - Would the Swami be good for me?
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 12:06pm; Reply: 109
Quoted from 11650


Thanks for any help - Would the Swami be good for me?


YES!

Swamix does a beautiful job of individualizing, generating a food list designed just for you!

Posted by: 11650 (Guest), Sunday, October 24, 2010, 1:02pm; Reply: 110
Quoted from grey rabbit


YES!

Swamix does a beautiful job of individualizing, generating a food list designed just for you!



Thanks, I will order it.  Have been following the Teacher diet which is really suiting me, I find it very easy to stick to and don't seem to be suffering from any cravings.  I have lost 14lbs in the last month and that has made me very happy.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 6:34pm; Reply: 111
great job! :)
Posted by: fennel, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 1:13am; Reply: 112
I REALLY adore pumpkin...so I can't wait to check these ideas out.  AND  Gluten-free, teacher-friendly gingersnaps????  uh, uh, need more details so I can find out if my local store carries them, or badger them into carrying them.

I'm actually digging the quinoa parfaits I posted above, but pumpkin pie is one of my all-time faves, and I hope to have the chance to experiment based on some of the posts here.  Thanx Lola for the crust!  If I wasn't in the middle of mid-terms, I'd probably be all over it!

I just read a recipe from Storm Large in a supplement to the Oregonian (newspaper) that sounds like it'd be pretty awesome.  I haven't checked out if the Bragg's Amino Acids are cool...because that's one thing in there (that could be subbed for vinegar which I am studiously avoiding).  But, it's a cool roasted veggie (mainly brussels) with a toasted quinoa...(another diamond), with curry (oh YEAH) that I'm thinking could be pretty awesome.  I'd love to spend some time googling this to see if I can find it where it's "shareable", but I need to finish these assignments...  if someone comes up with a good link, it looked pretty yummy and very teacheresque.  Meanwhile, I'm going to wrap some brown rice and beans into a spelt tortilla and buckle down again  ;D

Posted by: purlgirl, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:10am; Reply: 113
Thanx for the pumpkin ideas.

I made  Yogurt last night so I can try makeing a Pumpkin/Quinoa/Yogurt Parfait.
I looked up some recipes.  I like the GF Ginger Snaps idea, or mayge GF Granola.  (substitute for the suggested graham cracker crumbs for the first layer.)

Question for those of you who have made the Pumpkin parfaits - Did you sweeten the pumpkin? I don't think the recipe included any sweeteners?

Ribbit - Wow your dad is doing Grt!  :)

Lola - Mamey? I went back to my list - yes, there it is but what is it?

Cajun - Did you buy some  Ostrich?  Sounds to expensive for my budget.

Kareng - Welcome aboard.   It's almost like a treasure hunt finding - learning about new foods. Glad you are doing so well.

Fennel - Trader Joes sells GF Ginger Snaps. (Last time I bought them my DH served them to his buddies. They had no idea they were Wheat free)   :D
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7:35am; Reply: 114
it has a creamy avocado like texture, only sweet and the color is precisely 'mamey'
http://bp2.blogger.com/_yeYRn59hgXw/R8Q3U9Xp_yI/AAAAAAAAAY4/gfgKm06VjiY/s1600-h/IMG_7803.JPG

unique and exotic
Posted by: fennel, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 1:03pm; Reply: 115
Quoted from purlgirl
Thanx for the pumpkin ideas.

I made  Yogurt last night so I can try makeing a Pumpkin/Quinoa/Yogurt Parfait.
I looked up some recipes.  I like the GF Ginger Snaps idea, or mayge GF Granola.  (substitute for the suggested graham cracker crumbs for the first layer.)

Question for those of you who have made the Pumpkin parfaits - Did you sweeten the pumpkin? I don't think the recipe included any sweeteners?


Fennel - Trader Joes sells GF Ginger Snaps. (Last time I bought them my DH served them to his buddies. They had no idea they were Wheat free)   :D


I put a little bit of agave in the pumpkin.  I'll have to hit Trader Joes.  Thanks.

Posted by: 11650 (Guest), Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:14pm; Reply: 116
grey rabbit, thanks for the Swami recommendation, it arrived yesterday afternoon so I spent all evening filling it in and printing pages to carry with me.  It is very specific and foods that were recommended on the straight Teacher diet have become avoids.  Be interesting to see how it pans out.  I am having far more success with the Geno diet than I did with the straight blood type A diet, kept falling off the wagon with that one.

Thanks for the welcome purlgirl.  I have been busy reading through all the threads and catching up.

Off to London for a week - so I will continue catching up with the recipes from Swami when I get back - not the most motivated cook, so I tend to keep things simple.  
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 10:39pm; Reply: 117
Purlgirl,
I don't eat ostrich but my type O Hunter husband does...at a local restaurant. I was just checking out our local deli prices for Grey rabbit because we have an ostrich farm nearby.
Posted by: fennel, Friday, October 29, 2010, 2:59am; Reply: 118
OK---I was just looking through a recent Saveur magazine (my fave) and there is a recipe for a spelt risotto.  It's not teacher as-is, but the idea of substituting spelt for short-grain rice in a risotto is something that never would have occurred to me.  I adore risotto, and might have to play with this idea in the future and thought I'd throw it out there in case anyone else wants to play with that idea.  Tonight, turkey cutlets finally went on sale, and so I did a mushroom saute with the turkey cutlet.  Some days I feel like I'm starting to OD on beans in spelt tortillas with a touch of Greek yogurt, because it's quick/cheap/easy comparatively.

I did find an awesome uncured turkey bacon with no sugar/nitrates/bs, and I have been using smidgens of that in egg or tofu scrambles.  

Also---I'm going to be looking for this, http://growyourfamilyhealthy.com/index.php
If I don't have to sell a kidney to buy it, might have to check out if it would work as a once-in-awhile treat.

Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, October 29, 2010, 8:13am; Reply: 119
Hi fellow Teachers - I think this lounge thread is great. I often read it, but haven't actually said hi yet, so I thought it was about time. I did my SWAMI about 10 days ago and have been really enjoying my Teacher diet. I notice mine is a bit different from others' so I guess we all get slightly different foods according to our particular info that we input. I worried over my measurements and editted them a few times, but I kept coming up as a Teacher so I have accepted it must be right. I got quite worried at one stage that it would change to a Hunter as I didn't like the look of thier diet in comparison - I think the Teacher diet rocks! All those diamond cheeses are such a treat - to think I went dairy free for years and some dairy foods are actually really good for me after all :) I don't miss sugar much as I always knew it was bad for me. Coffee would be nice occasionally but I can live without it.
Anyway, have a lovely weekend Teachers and I look forward to catching up with the thread again soon.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 29, 2010, 8:57pm; Reply: 120
now you know you could never be a hunter,  not being an O right? :)
Posted by: cajun, Friday, October 29, 2010, 9:22pm; Reply: 121
Welcome Ladyhawk!
Always good to see what is happening in other "teachers" lives!
Love to hear what everyone is eating, also! ;)
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Saturday, October 30, 2010, 8:30am; Reply: 122
Lola - I think I should have said Explorer - got them mixed up. Still glad I came out Teacher though  :)


Posted by: grey rabbit, Saturday, October 30, 2010, 2:17pm; Reply: 123
Quoted Text
I notice mine is a bit different from others' so I guess we all get slightly different foods according to our particular info that we input.


that's what swamix is all about

Quoted Text
Coffee would be nice occasionally but I can live without it.


Did you put in that you were caffeine sensitive? I struggled with that one a bit, but then decided I was not. I don't really get a "lift" from my coffee in the morning, and I only get the jitters if I have more than two cups of very strong espresso.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 7:02am; Reply: 124
Yes Grey Rabbit - I said I was caffeine sensitive in my SWAMI.

I cut out coffee a while ago, after I had become sick and tired of being awake for half the night - I would go to sleep ok, but would wake up in the early hours of the morning and not be able to sleep for hours. It didn't seem that caffeine could be a contributor to that since I initially went to sleep ok, but in the end I decided to completely cut coffee from my diet and very soon I was sleeping better. I then tried having a coffee about once a week, and sometimes even two in the same moring, and once again I had trouble sleeping.
Any time that I used to drink a coffee late in the day I would be awake for hours, unable to get to sleep, and usually I am struggling to stay awake in the ealry evening.
Apart from the sleep thing, I have never really felt any effect from coffee and therefore have never felt addicted to it at all. I don't get withdrawals from abstaining either.
Posted by: cajun, Monday, November 1, 2010, 6:29pm; Reply: 125
After reading the thread about fish oil and flax seed oil I have a question for other teachers.
How many of you watch the amount of oil you eat daily? Including ghee.
My understanding of our blood type in general is that we do not need much oil in our diets as compared to the other blood types.
How many of you eat flax seeds on a regular basis?
Just curious to see if other teachers have a sort of flax seed or flax seed oil regimen.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, November 1, 2010, 6:40pm; Reply: 126
Quoted from cajun
How many of you eat flax seeds on a regular basis?
Just curious to see if other teachers have a sort of flax seed or flax seed oil regimen.

The Teachers in my house do NOT eat flax seed or use the oil...
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, November 1, 2010, 8:18pm; Reply: 127
Quoted from cajun
After reading the thread about fish oil and flax seed oil I have a question for other teachers.
How many of you watch the amount of oil you eat daily? Including ghee.
My understanding of our blood type in general is that we do not need much oil in our diets as compared to the other blood types.
How many of you eat flax seeds on a regular basis?
Just curious to see if other teachers have a sort of flax seed or flax seed oil regimen.


I use flax oil daily because it's one of my trio Teacher supplements so I take it in pill form.
Usually one pill with breakfast and another with dinner.

Fish oil repeats on me.  I've tried wild salmon oil but it makes me burp fish oil.  I'd rather
just eat fish... I feel best on flax oil. As for ghee, I don't eat it daily, but maybe 3-4 times a week and I do measure it.  I've eaten it straight out of the jar if I think I've gone too long without it.

Flax seeds...cause a serious blockage in my gut. It's not a fiber my body processes very well. I can only tolerate a small amount if I eat them ground up but even with lots of liquid, flax
seeds can constipate me.. I used to eat flax bread daily but felt chronically bloated from it.  Sometimes I'll add a small amount of flax seeds to a gluten free cookie recipe. I don't eat a lot of flax seeds.  I am happy with flax oil.

I use olive oil on salads.  Coconut oil makes my skin break out.  I love the taste.  Just doesn't
work well for me.


Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, November 1, 2010, 9:17pm; Reply: 128
I grind my own flax seed.

I do not count this towards my oil allotment, that is always exceeded and therefore none of the allotment is left to allow me to take oil supplements.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 7:59am; Reply: 129
I tried flax seed years ago and found it caused way to much gas, so I bought flaxseed oil and took it regularly for a few years. I ran out a while back, before I started the BTD, and haven't bought it again as I was spending so much on all sorts of other supplements, new foods, SWAMI etc. I did however buy some flax seed as I felt it would be good to have on hand for some recipes I had seen in here. I haven't got around to using it, so a couple of days ago I decided I may as well start taking it again.

I have had terrible digestion (bad gas and reflux, which is why I am following this diet) and just the last few days I had actually been starting to feel like I was beginning to really improve - until I took the flax seed, even thought it was a small amount. It may have been a coincidence but it reminded me how I used to react to it and now I am wary of taking it again. So I'm with you Chloe - I think it's a fibre I don't process well either.

I know I have too much oil in my diet, accoding to my SWAMI recommendations, but I am too skinny if anything and am always trying to keep my weight from dropping. I try to be careful but I love ghee and it feels like one of the few treats I have these days - it is so yum on toasted brown rice cakes and I found some new organic ones that have tamari in them and they are even nicer than the plain ones.
Posted by: 11778 (Guest), Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 8:50pm; Reply: 130
I don't consume flax seed on a regular basis and fish oil repeats on me and can upset my stomach....very unpleasant.  I eat primarily fish for protein though, so I think I'm good there.  I have a funny thing going on with salmon....I can eat it just fine if it's smoked (like lox) or poached or in a salmon cake, but cooked over high heat (skillet, grill, broiler) upsets my stomach and the smell nauseates me.  I think it has to do with the Omega oils being exposed to high heat.  And it's only salmon.  I haven't (yet) found another fish that I react to like that.

I don't really watch my oil consumption that much. I just try not to go crazy. I only consume ghee and EVOO   Usually I cook with a combo of both.  
Posted by: fennel, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 8:01am; Reply: 131
I got flax seed oil when it was at our Grocery Outlet store prior to finding GTD.  I felt an immediate difference for the positive. I also have recently bought some ground flax seed.  I just feel a lot better when I use it.  
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 8:52pm; Reply: 132
Thanks everyone for your info! It looks like many of us enjoy more ghee than perhaps is recommended but I don't feel any regrets! I probably consume more EVOO than I should and am now trying to cook more with grapeseed oil. I am eating ground flax seeds in my smoothie..maybe once a week. My doctor told me to start taking fish oil even though I eat salmon twice a week and tilapia or cod once a week. I will see how that goes! ;)
Do any of you teachers have naturally oily skin?
I have always had oily skin and am just now experiencing dry areas at my old age!
Just wondering why blood type A doesn't need much oil?  
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Thursday, November 4, 2010, 8:14am; Reply: 133
I have everyone at work liking ghee now - I have some there along with my almond butter and rice cakes for when I get the munchies and they all wanted to know what it was. Everyone liked the taste (even from my slightly burnt batch!) and one of them has even made her own ghee. Almost everyone has had their blood type done, but they still don't follow the diet at all, apart from the one lady who made some ghee
- she is interested enough to try and be compliant some of the time.
I just wish my DH would try to eat better. He is an O and had some initial interest in the BTD, but despite him having a worrying dizziness problem, he eats whatever he feels like most of the time. He did attempt to stay off wheat bread and was eating spelt bread for a while, but he didn't really enjoy it and has lapsed again. He would rather take drugs prescribed by the doctor, which so far have done nothing to help, and is prepared to have a cat scan and lumbar puncture but won't make the effort to try and ERFHT. Grrr - it is so frustrating. I work long hours and get up early to prepare my food for the day - he isn't working at the moment and sleeps late and I think just lives in hope I will prepare his food as well which I can't bring myself to do. Oh well, maybe one day....
Cajun - I have always had normal to oily skin I think - especially on my face. But since menopause my arms and legs particularly have become very dry - like a crocodile at times :(
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, November 4, 2010, 7:19pm; Reply: 134
I hear you Ladyhawk! My skin has lost most natural oil...just a smidge maybe left on parts of my face. Menopause doesn't help, I know.  :-/
Posted by: Lola, Friday, November 5, 2010, 3:43am; Reply: 135
http://www.4yourtype.com/_splash_genoma.asp
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, November 5, 2010, 7:16am; Reply: 136
Genoma sounds really wonderful - but I'm just so broke. Was hoping to do Swami this month - but it's not going to happen.

I had horrible acne when young - - always had some blemishes up til mid 40's.  

My skin stayed oily  until my 60's. Now sometimes I think I have sand paper instead.
Posted by: cajun, Friday, November 5, 2010, 6:20pm; Reply: 137
I have been using the Genoma skin care ( cleanser, toner, night , day and eye cream)
for about 2 months. It is so silky and absorbs easily.  :)
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, November 5, 2010, 7:56pm; Reply: 138
Quoted from Ladyhawk58
I have always had normal to oily skin I think - especially on my face. But since menopause my arms and legs particularly have become very dry - like a crocodile at times :(


That's exactly what I'm experiencing. Dry arms and legs...but I've always had oily skin. My face
is still on the oily side.  Wonder how to send that oil to my limbs ??)

Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, November 5, 2010, 8:13pm; Reply: 139
I use rosehip oil on my face every night and pawpaw ointment on my lips, which keeps my face in good condition, but I must admit I completely neglect the rest of my body. Until summer comes along and then I regret not doing it all year long. I struggle to find a cheapish body lotion that isn't full of parabens and nasties. I don't mind spending a bit on my face but that costs enough in itself let alone doing the whole body with moisturiser.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:21am; Reply: 140
Quoted from Ladyhawk58
I use rosehip oil on my face every night and pawpaw ointment on my lips, which keeps my face in good condition, but I must admit I completely neglect the rest of my body. Until summer comes along and then I regret not doing it all year long. I struggle to find a cheapish body lotion that isn't full of parabens and nasties. I don't mind spending a bit on my face but that costs enough in itself let alone doing the whole body with moisturiser.


I use rosehips oil on my face too.

Wonder if coconut oil could be used on arms and legs.


Posted by: cajun, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 5:43am; Reply: 141
Just noticed that my avitar shows my age at 59! My birthday is TOMORROW!So I am still 58 today!!!!! ;D
Oh well, no biggy......excited to fly out to New Orleans on Sunday!! Yay!
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 7:26am; Reply: 142
I guess by now I can wish you a very happy BD!!! ;)

enjoy your day to the fullest!
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 6:56pm; Reply: 143
Thank you so much , Lola! :)
Posted by: grey rabbit, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 7:00pm; Reply: 144
Quoted from Chloe
Wonder if coconut oil could be used on arms and legs.


Works great :)
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Monday, November 8, 2010, 7:07am; Reply: 145
I'm a bit late, but I hope you had a very happy birthday Cajun!

We used to lather ourselves with coconut oil, back in the days before we knew the dangers of melanomas, and sunbathe with it on to get a tan faster! Now you wouldn't even consider it, especially down under here in NZ where we are under the hole in the ozone!
Posted by: grey rabbit, Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 2:14am; Reply: 146
Ladyhawk, the coconut oil is just a moisturizer, I keep out of the sun as much as possible.
Posted by: 12173 (Guest), Monday, November 15, 2010, 1:28am; Reply: 147
Hi, I'm a teacher, A+ at that!  4 weeks into the BTD and getting very into it.  The issue at this time however, is that many of my Avoid foods for blood type are Beneficial foods for Teacher???  Can anyone shed some light on that?  Thanks so much,
Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 15, 2010, 2:09am; Reply: 148
decide which system you wish to follow and stick to it.....

remember, A types can be either A1, A2, secretors or non secretors, MN, MM, or NN,
RH positive or negative.....teachers, explorers or warriors.....
read this to help you understand more in depth
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2010/03/27/hows-and-whys?blog=24
hows and whys
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/

Posted by: fennel, Sunday, November 21, 2010, 12:31am; Reply: 149
I'm looking for great teacher turkey soup ideas.  I'm massively craving soup and thinking brown rice, turkey, a few carrots (not a big fan, but can handle them in soup and they are one of our goodies).  Sort of looking for ideas that make good green subs for the celery I'd normally use.  I would normally spend time and play a bit, but I'm dying for a great pot of soup and wondering if any of you guys have come up with some great recipes.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, November 21, 2010, 12:42am; Reply: 150
a crock pot will do just that, while you sleep!
add the basics.....set 8 hrs on low
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, November 21, 2010, 12:59am; Reply: 151
Quoted from fennel
Sort of looking for ideas that make good green subs for the celery I'd normally use.  


Your name reminds me that I enjoy fennel in soup, and when I cut the stems it sort of looks like celery.
Posted by: fennel, Sunday, November 21, 2010, 1:26am; Reply: 152
Quoted from C_Sharp


Your name reminds me that I enjoy fennel in soup, and when I cut the stems it sort of looks like celery.


*doh!*  Yeah, that touch of anise would probably be wonderful against the slight game taste of turkey.  Maybe some white beans...I'm thinking maybe even a bit of kale might work.  Thanks.  I really like sherry in poultry soups, but I don't even know how that would classify or if it was even tested and I'm afraid to add it.

This morning I had a bit of turkey sausage scrambled with tofu and a smidge of smoked gouda.  It was kind of yummy.  I finally figured out I do better with a bit of heavy protein in the morning before my early morning acting class.  Right now, I'm sipping kukicha after a piece of spelt toast with local honey and a bit of pineapple juice.  I'm realizing that buying the expensive stuff in some ways pays off, because my body feels happier, and I end up eating less -- in that my body feels like it gets what it wants and I don't keep munching, and I don't go into total lapse of appetite, which ALWAYS kills my metabolism.  
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, November 21, 2010, 1:42am; Reply: 153
Some turkey soup recipes:

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/moms_turkey_soup/

http://www.blogher.com/ten-turkey-soup-recipes-your-family-will-love-plus-your-turkey-soup-comments
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, November 21, 2010, 3:19am; Reply: 154
I would use the rating for white wine to determine if sherry was acceptable.
Posted by: fennel, Friday, December 17, 2010, 6:21am; Reply: 155
OK--I have picked up some Kamut flour that happened to be at our discount grocery store (YAY!) and I've been looking for some ideas.  I have spending WAY too much money on brown rice crackers, and came across this

http://www.happytummyblog.com/2009/08/02/kamut-cumin-crackers-spicy-yogurt-dip/

The canola is easily subbed for I'm guessing, and as much as I adore cumin, I am looking to spice it differently to avoid the black dot.  I have such a difficult time cooking where I live just due to my roomie, but I'm trying to put some effort into making this better over winter break.

I also had found a granola that was 99% compliant it turns out (I had posted in a different section).  The only thing was it had soy oil, which I'm assuming is soybean oil way down in the ingredients which is a black dot.  I've been eating it with almond milk or yogurt and frozen cranberries and date nuggets to up the diamond value and I love it.  I kind of want to figure out my own recipe over the break and have it on hand.

Also, I was totally doing agave only, but have rediscovered honey since being a teacher.  At our local open market they have these amazing local selections, and I got one of the last bottles of the season of this particular blend that is just blowing my mind.  

I think part of my main goal this break is to figure out stuff I can stock up on...easy-makes for the future, and make up some stuff that I can freeze for future use. And, somehow, not go into roomie stress in the process All ideas are more than welcome (except snarky ones)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, December 17, 2010, 7:59pm; Reply: 156
Substitute for cumin: ground coriander

Other things that might work: caraway seeds, anise/fennel
Posted by: fennel, Saturday, December 18, 2010, 3:39am; Reply: 157
Quoted from C_Sharp
Substitute for cumin: ground coriander

Other things that might work: caraway seeds, anise/fennel


oh yum on the coriander.  I was thinking of dehydrated garlic, but that sounds pretty delish.  I think I'm also going to look at Alton Brown's cracker recipe and try subbing the kamut.  I loved his crackers when I made them.  If I recall, he called for clarified butter, so subbing ghee would totally work.  
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, December 19, 2010, 2:15am; Reply: 158
I vote heavily for the honey! I buy local stuff, too. Its the only sweetener I use.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 3:03pm; Reply: 159
FYI

Cheese loving Teachers ---

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/transpalmitoleic_acid_dairy_and_meat_trans_fats_may_cut_diabetes_risk
Posted by: KimonoKat, Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 4:04pm; Reply: 160
Soooo, What are all you Teachers doing?  

Are you still teaching the rest of us?
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, December 23, 2010, 9:00pm; Reply: 161
Cheese...loved it all my life, had sinus trouble most of my life...still love cheese!
Honey.....MMMMMMMMMMMMM!
Almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, hazlenuts.....yummo!
Figs, dates, apricots(dried) and pears(fresh).....chewy delights!
My homemade chicken/turkey soup, grilled salmon or tilapia, pinto beans, fresh avacados, carrots, leeks, onions and pineapple.

These are foods that I have been eating ALOT of lately! Ok, now I am hungry and have to go eat! ;)
Posted by: Vivian, Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 10:36pm; Reply: 162
Sorry for the newbie question...but what is a nonnie?


Never mind...got it...non-secretor...  Thanks    :)
Posted by: Jim, Thursday, December 30, 2010, 2:14pm; Reply: 163
It's been a long time since i was on here, I had a bad issue arise with my blood pressure. I think I was staving my body since I was working out alot. but I am back now, and could use help withthis diet. I also was wondering about the advantage of the swami(sp?)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, December 30, 2010, 2:55pm; Reply: 164
Jim SWAMI will just be a diet for you.

It will require you to do the measurements.


A's and over excercise.... :-/  
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, December 30, 2010, 2:58pm; Reply: 165
Quoted from Jim
It's been a long time since i was on here, I had a bad issue arise with my blood pressure. I think I was staving my body since I was working out alot. but I am back now, and could use help withthis diet. I also was wondering about the advantage of the swami(sp?)


If you have health issues, I would recommend a SWAMIx.  Are you positive you're a Teacher?

SWAMI creates a personalized diet for you which is unlike anyone else's diet.

Read about it here:

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED070

Posted by: Lola, Thursday, December 30, 2010, 5:32pm; Reply: 166
Quoted Text
I had a bad issue arise with my blood pressure. I think I was staving my body since I was working out alot. but I am back now, and could use help withthis diet


read more about your individuality
exercise is fine, as long as you alternate with calming right for your type stress managing techniques.....it needs to feel right! :)
http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeA_basic.asp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjMqnxSBF4
Posted by: Jim, Friday, December 31, 2010, 4:04pm; Reply: 167
I have no health issues now, but Ihave been eating everything. I have done the measurments seveal times and I keep coming up teacher. Is there a chart showing all the food and what is good and bad about them for each type? If I know why something isn't good for me, it is easier for me to avoid them. I don't know why but the don't eat this isn't really enough for me. I can do it but I like to know why.I generally don't have a lot of cash on hand, so these diets are never easy, seems like everything that is good for you cost an arm and leg. Eating junk food is so much cheaper. My wife woud kill me if I stood in the show and "wasted" that much water for the purifying thing also.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, December 31, 2010, 4:42pm; Reply: 168
Quoted from Jim
Is there a chart showing all the food and what is good and bad about them for each type?

No, this table doesn't exist for the Genotype diet because so many different variables in the foods are taken into account.  
Quoted from Jim
I generally don't have a lot of cash on hand, so these diets are never easy, seems like everything that is good for you cost an arm and leg. Eating junk food is so much cheaper.

I have found that there are ways to economize so that we get good foods and still don't spend a fortune...  It takes some time to readjust the menu and the shopping habits, but it is do-able...
Quoted from Jim
My wife woud kill me if I stood in the show and "wasted" that much water for the purifying thing also.
I assume you are talking about body brushing...  Do the actual brushing before you get in the shower, then just take the normal time in the shower...  It works very well!

Posted by: Jim, Friday, December 31, 2010, 9:56pm; Reply: 169
well maybe if I only do it once a month she want say anything. Any suggestions on how not to stay hungry, seems I am always hungry, oh and I drive a local route fir a living and I am finding it very hard to eat well. No microwave in the truck, any suggestions?
Posted by: Jim, Friday, December 31, 2010, 10:08pm; Reply: 170
I found the list I needed here is the link.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, December 31, 2010, 10:13pm; Reply: 171
These foods require no heating (should be suitable for truck):

Romaine Lettuce and other raw vegetables.

Walnuts with dates

Blueberries (in season)

Cranberries (I just got some for a $1 per 12 ounce bag)

Almond butter on flax bread

"Sticks and twigs" with a peanut butter dip (or use white bean humus for the dip)

Dried peas

For maximizing diamonds:

Try Flax seed bread coated with peanut butter, followed by a layer of sardines, topped with another slice of flax seed bread with peanut butter.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, December 31, 2010, 10:16pm; Reply: 172
Quoted from Jim
I found the list I needed here is the link.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm


Do you follow a Type A blood type diet or do you follow the Teacher (GenoType) diet?
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, December 31, 2010, 10:23pm; Reply: 173
Quoted from Jim
I found the list I needed here is the link.

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/typeindexer.htm

Sorry, I assumed you were using The Genotype Diet...  The Typebase list is for those following the Blood Type Diet...  Some of the reasoning is different under the Genotype diet since there are other factors that take priority...
Posted by: Jim, Friday, December 31, 2010, 10:34pm; Reply: 174
I am following the genotype, but I found thatlist and thought it might still apply, as faras whysomething isn't good, but I havebeen going through it and have found several things that don't match up between the diets.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, December 31, 2010, 10:55pm; Reply: 175
The GenoType and Blood Type diets use two different approaches.

While some foods match, many foods are rated differently in the two systems.

If you are following the GenoType diet you will want to follow the ratings in the GenoType book and not the rating in the online typebase.

Incidentally blood type As can be Warrior, Explorers, or Teachers.  If GenoType ratings were the same as blood type we would not need the different GenoTypes.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 1, 2011, 12:57am; Reply: 176
in a nutshell.....foods bad for you cause inflammation, and may lead to pathology in the long run.....prevention is the best approach for life!
Posted by: Jim, Saturday, January 1, 2011, 3:01am; Reply: 177
thanks guys for all the help(using guys here as a non gender :) ) What I do know is I eat a salad everyday for lunch for two years I don't know if I cold eat another one atleast not with a smile on my face.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 1, 2011, 7:45am; Reply: 178
15 years or more here and going steady, and I don t know what I d do if they took away my salad!!!!
I think you should eat from all your food groups......you can never get bored of that!

you can add teacher to your avatar if that s what you are following, and have other teachers give you excellent tips and recipes
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Posted by: maukik, Friday, January 7, 2011, 6:02pm; Reply: 179
Hello wonderful group of people.  I am taking the easy way out here and asking for some favorite, simple teacher recipes.  

I have just traveled across country, to Orange Co., CA, by train to be with my family to plan my mother’s memorial service.

I am swamped and don’t have much time to look up and tweak recipes.  

According to Genotype book two of my sisters measure out to be Teachers.  One is in dire need of help; diabetic, high cholesterol, asthma, overweight.  I have encouraged her forever to try BTD/GTD with no success.  I am staying with her and she is highly motivated right now.  

I thought if I could fix her a couple of things she is almost guaranteed to like, and not feel too deprived, she might actually go for it.  She works.  I can either make a simple breakfast that she can easily duplicate when I am gone (she lives alone, is under extreme stress, has little time to prepare foods), or send her with a few simple things to eat when she gets to work.

I would also like to give her something to eat while at work for lunch and make something for her to have for dinner.  

I would appreciate any suggestions. Off to the grocery store ASAP.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, January 7, 2011, 6:30pm; Reply: 180
Hi Maukik,

Unfortunately my computer is playing up and I can't connect to the internet, so I am using my partner's at the moment and so I don't have access to all my saved recipes, but this one is from this website and is my all time favourite salmon recipe that I serve to guests. I make it without the tomatoes and think it's probably better that way anyway:
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?977

I love tofu sliced, dipped in tamari then sprinkled generously with nutritional yeast and fried in ghee for a quick meal and it's good the next day in salad for lunch

For lunches I usually take a mix of salad stuff eg romaine leaves, alfalfa sprouts, arugula, beet leaves with avocado (this makes it) etc and add either a couple of hard boiled eggs, a can of salmon, some leftover tofu or turkey/chicken and add some dressing: http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?768

I also make batches of quinoa or brown rice that I keep in the fridge and use as a base for lunches with the same dressing plus leftover veges, coriander, mint etc. Or sometimes I will add colby or gouda cheese to hot rice and broccoli and carrots and add to brown rice. The flaxmeal bread is great for sandwiches with colby and alfalfa sprouts: http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1215

I take walnuts and almonds for afternoon tea break, fruit or a fruit smoothie with added tofu for morning tea break.

Breakfast is either quinoa, rice, amaranth flakes etc with some yoghurt, chopped dates or prunes, a little cinnamon and almond milk. Or eggs on toasted rice cakes, or almond butter and compliant jam with ghee on rice cakes is nice too.

Hopefully that will give you some ideas.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, January 7, 2011, 6:32pm; Reply: 181
Quoted from maukik
I have just traveled across country, to Orange Co., CA, by train to be with my family to plan my mother’s memorial service.

I am swamped and don’t have much time to look up and tweak recipes.  

According to Genotype book two of my sisters measure out to be Teachers.  One is in dire need of help; diabetic, high cholesterol, asthma, overweight.  I have encouraged her forever to try BTD/GTD with no success.  I am staying with her and she is highly motivated right now.  

I thought if I could fix her a couple of things she is almost guaranteed to like, and not feel too deprived, she might actually go for it.  She works.  I can either make a simple breakfast that she can easily duplicate when I am gone (she lives alone, is under extreme stress, has little time to prepare foods), or send her with a few simple things to eat when she gets to work.

I would also like to give her something to eat while at work for lunch and make something for her to have for dinner.  

I would appreciate any suggestions. Off to the grocery store ASAP.

First, welcome to my small part of the world...

I steam vegetables (carrots or broccoli) with a tilapia fillet on top and sprinkle a bit of garlic powder and dill weed for about 15 or 20 minutes.  Place this in a reusable container (either metal bowl with plastic lid or tupperware type container) and send with my Teacher to work for lunch...  It is mostly room temperature when she eats it, but likes it.

A meal for dinner:
Mix:
black beans, (no salt added) - canned at Food4Less or home-made,
Co-Jack cheese grated,
turkey, either pre-cooked and crumbled or browned ground,
into a pan and warm to taste.  Spread on large plate and top with:
plain yogurt (Mountain High or Wallaby is best)
more grated cheese, if desired
avocado chunks

Eat with fork or compliant crackers or chips with salad or other vegetables as desired.
Posted by: maukik, Friday, January 7, 2011, 7:20pm; Reply: 182
Thank you, LadyH and Joe.  I am going to get these ingredients right away.  

Lady as a B, I never buy tofu.  What type is best for the recipe you gave?  Soft, hard?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 7, 2011, 10:02pm; Reply: 183
try this cool tool
http://www.genotypediet.com/GTD_recipes.shtml
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 7, 2011, 10:04pm; Reply: 184
a quick look at the index.......pick and choose
http://www.genotypediet.com/csvsearch7x.pl?Stuff=GT3&search=
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Saturday, January 8, 2011, 6:23pm; Reply: 185
I use hard - I drain it and then dry it by lying it on a kitchen towel and folding it over the top to soak up all the moisture.
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, January 9, 2011, 3:23am; Reply: 186
My favorite breakfasts are oatmeal made with 1/2 water and 1/2 almond or soy milk. Top it with ghee, honey and cinnamon! OR...buckwheat frozen waffles (Nature brand) with maple syrup...they are gluten free and buckwheat is good for us teachers!
When I am in a hurry, cannot beat throwing some fresh pineapple chunks and fresh blueberries I keep in the freezer in a container with your favorite yogurt! :)
Posted by: 12952 (Guest), Thursday, January 13, 2011, 11:18pm; Reply: 187
Can the teacher eat potatoes?

Thanks! ;)
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, January 13, 2011, 11:51pm; Reply: 188
welcome!


try the pull down menus for info

if not listed in your book, consider neutral
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, January 14, 2011, 4:42am; Reply: 189
Quoted from 12952
Can the teacher eat potatoes?


Per the book, both sweet potato and white potato are avoid for Teacher.

Posted by: cajun, Sunday, January 16, 2011, 8:32pm; Reply: 190
Unfortunately, they are avoids and I LOVE sweet potatoes and yams...with ghee and cinnamon..YUM!
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, January 16, 2011, 10:23pm; Reply: 191
Quoted from 12952
Can the teacher eat potatoes?

Thanks! ;)


Sweet potatoes would be a neutral if you were doing the BTD and were also a non secretor.

And I'm wondering if a some BT A nonnies would get sweet potatoes too on their SWAMI.
Posted by: 12952 (Guest), Monday, January 17, 2011, 10:06pm; Reply: 192
Thanks ;)
Posted by: purlgirl, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 4:38am; Reply: 193
I see the avatars have changed - are changing ?  

Couldn't find any info on what is happening???
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 5:20am; Reply: 194
nothing is happening!!!
we are getting a new look, c'est tout!! ;)
enjoy the change!
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1295038892/
Posted by: purlgirl, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 6:38am; Reply: 195
Thanks Lola,   (sunny)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 10:33am; Reply: 196
So as a Teacher... via my Swami... I'm trying to sort out mentally how I can best support weight loss. According to the Teacher genotype it's about cell detox. As I follow my Swami I feel great. Are their any teachers in here that can share their ideas on detoxing for weight loss via the teacher genotype?
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 10:34am; Reply: 197
I am eating all my diamonds as much as possible. Just curious if anyone has any other helpful hints.
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 10:24pm; Reply: 198
Christa,
I just read and posted to you on another thread. Welcome as a teacher!
I strongly believe in hot and cold teas for detox and weight loss.
In my experience, drinking hot(black Irish breakfast) tea am and pm (chamomile) and suntea cold (green with acai) during the day just jump started everything! ;)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 11:56pm; Reply: 199
>ideas on detoxing

Two things come to mind:

"Purify and Tonify" on page 235 of hardcover book.

"Overnight detox" page 252 of hardcover book (in the explorer's chapter)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 3:00am; Reply: 200
Cajun - which thread? I miss things sometimes. Thanks those are good idea. I've been doing teas more recently than ever before. I cannot do black tea though. It's an avoid on my Swami.

C_Sharp- Thanks! I totally forgot about those. I think I need more brain food! Where are those walnuts? lol

I was also looking at buying an far-infrared sauna. My mom is willing to go 50/50 with me on it. I rent the other half of her 7 bdrm home so it would be easily accessible. Anyone have any opinions on far infrared saunas?
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Thursday, January 20, 2011, 8:52am; Reply: 201
Christa, I just lost weight when I started "de-toxing" at my doctor's suggestion about 6 months ago and I soon realised the diet he gave me was pretty much the same as the A BTD, but with a maximum one serve of carbs a day. So I decided I would give the BTD a try and I lost weight, even though I didn't need to. I was worried I would just keep losing, but suddenly I stabilised.

Then I did SWAMI, and it suggested I eat quite a lot of carbs which I hadn't been doing, so then I started to put on a tiny amount of weight, but I don't eat quite as much as it says or I get indigestion. My BMI is at the low end of the scale.

I would think that you just need to eat less carbs if you want to lose weight. You shouldn't need to de-tox if you have been following your SWAMI should you - aren't the foods designed to be pefect for our individual needs - unless you are not being compliant of course  ;)

Posted by: cajun, Friday, January 21, 2011, 4:06am; Reply: 202
Sorry Christa, I don't remember which thread but I still would love to know that great turkey recipe? ;)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Friday, January 21, 2011, 7:50am; Reply: 203
Ladyhawk - yep I agree! Just realized my insanity of searching for "cures" yesterday. It's all in the diet. Why are we all in society so used to searching that even once we have the answer we still keep searching. lol So silly.


Cajun - if it's the turkey recipe with magnesium and sea salt soak... that the recipe is...

Mix 1 cup of sea salt in hot water in the bottom of a big container large enough to hold a turkey. Dissolve sea salt by mixing.
Than add 1/2 cup magnesium oil. (the mag oil is part of the secret as magnesium brings moisture to the cells.)
Mix together.
Add 5 cups cold water.
Place turkey into the container.
Fill the rest with cold water until covering the turkey. The turkey will float so put something heavy ontop.
Cover this over with tin foil or something. Leave for a day or two.
Cool as per usual. I like to rub some olive oil ontop shove 5 cloves of garlic and a quartered onion up its bum lol
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, January 21, 2011, 6:45pm; Reply: 204
I think most of us are constantly looking for "cures" Christa, at least those of who have health issues or are trying to lose weight.

I am still having an issue with heartburn, gas etc but I have improved greatly on this way of eating and living, so I believe that if I stay compliant with my foods, exercise the way I should and try to avoid stress, then everything will eventually come right. Sometimes I get a bit disappointed when I seem to suffer setbacks, but I truly believe that in time I will be healed and I'll look back and find it hard to remember that I ever felt less than wonderful.
Posted by: cajun, Friday, January 21, 2011, 6:59pm; Reply: 205
Thanks Christa!!!!! I appreciate it so much! :)

Ladyhawk,
I love your attitude! You remind me a little of ABJoe. He is dealing with alot of healing and I am pretty sure credits this way of eating with most of it!
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Friday, January 21, 2011, 7:30pm; Reply: 206
You're welcome! It always turns out really really yummy! My mom actually bought a "utility turkey", that thought grossed me out. Normally utility turkeys are the driest and most flavorless ever. And totally not free range. But she used my recipe to soak it and she said it was the best, most moist turkey she had ever eaten. So I tried some and was surprised because I had a piece of the white meat and it was a day after it was cooked and it was still moist and yummy. Wowwie!
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Saturday, January 22, 2011, 7:50am; Reply: 207
I have never cooked a whole turkey - that must seem weird to you guys in the US, but we don't have Thanksgiving here and for some reason I just haven't ever done one at Xmas either, though we did once smoke a home raised goose in our Weber bbq and it was the most delicious poultry I have ever had!

I am going to cook one when my sons and I get together for a late Xmas, so I will try your famous recipe Christa  ;) Do you just get the magnesium oil at a HFS?
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Saturday, January 22, 2011, 8:45am; Reply: 208
It doesn't surprise me that you've never cooked a whole turkey before. It's very American. Being Canadian we do it here too because we live way to close to them so we end up having a few of them cross the boarder and influence our foods and vice versa. lol *being silly*

Magnesium oil is best bought online through...
http://www.health-and-wisdom.com/magnesium.htm

This is the best source that I've found for it. If your health food store is up with what is new (which they might totally be) you might be able to find it there. It will probably just be more expensive. I found a very small bottle at mine here and it was 30 dollars per bottle. So I decided to bring it in wholesale and sell it to my clients/customers from our health store. We sell double the amount for 20. And my customers don't have to drive an hour and a half to buy it from the other more expensive store now.  I believe everyone should be using mag oil on their bodies. So it's great to use in this recipe... but it's (in my personal opinion) extremely important to also use transdermal mag oil. It's needed for over 300 different functions in the body. You can't even properly absorb your calcium if you are low mag. And the more calcium you take the more mag deficient you become.
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, January 22, 2011, 11:17pm; Reply: 209
Thanks for the turkey brine recipe.  I have been doing this (brining) for a few years but never thought about adding Mag oil.  I do need extra magnesium in my diet.

Do you have any more ideas for using the oil?   I stopped  using it bc it makes me itch.  
Feel like it probably won't do much good diluted.
I would like your thoughts on this.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 4:25am; Reply: 210
Purlgirl- Magnesium is best absorbed through the skin. If mag oil makes you itch or tingle that just means you are deficient. I dilute mine 50/50 and feel a light tingling. It is a very important mineral. I find that when I was taking it orally all it did was loosen my bowels. For our bowels to work properly we need magnesium (it hold moisture in the colon, among 299 other functions it performs) so that is why I like brining my turkey's with it. It helps me digest the turkey that much easier. I do not believe that any mag needs to be taken orally if you are using mag oil externally.
If a supplement has mag in it, the mag will liquify your bowel and move the supplement through your system so fast that you will absorb that much less of it. As I have problems digesting protein, even though turkey is a diamond I find that if I help it along I don't feel acidic after.
So... dilute your mag oil. Spray it on everyday. I spray it on my back as the entire back has less sensory receptors than the palm of your hand does. So you won't feel the tingling and prickling as much. Dilute it though and as your body gets what it needs you can use it more absolute.

Hope that answers your question.

As a side note: Most brining is done by adding a lot of sugar to the water also. I never ever ever put sugar in. Why toxify myself? ;)
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 6:20am; Reply: 211
Chris - thank you .   I'll give it another try.   :)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 7:54am; Reply: 212
Purlgirl- I've had client dilute it with water by 1/4 even. It's about giving your body what it needs in the best form possible for it. I think it's so exciting that we are learning all these great things to heal ourselves! I'm going to live well into my 100's!!! YAY ME!!! lol ;D
Posted by: Lizzie, Monday, January 24, 2011, 12:19pm; Reply: 213
ABJoe,

Can teachers eat 'red rooster' potatoes (they are red skinned). Thanks.
Posted by: Drea, Monday, January 24, 2011, 2:12pm; Reply: 214
As far as I know, if your genotype (or blood type) diet does not allow potatoes, then all potatoes fall into that category, regardless of their skin color. Sorry. For me, potatoes make my joints swell up big time. Try it for yourself: take them completely out of your diet for 30 days, then eat them and "listen" to your body's reactions.
Posted by: Lizzie, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:03pm; Reply: 215
Thanks Drea, that's worth a try.

When I was a child I don't ever remember being sick. No colds or anything. We used to eat loads of potatoes with a different vegetable every day of the week and with mainly beef or pork - fish once a week in the form of fishfingers. We only had pasta and chicken about every fortnight. All our meats were cooked in butter. I only used to eat bread & rolls at the weekends. I was eating lots and was thin until I went to live on my own and started eating more bread, rice and pasta. I wonder what my SWAMI would say? Is it possible that I would be allowed to eat potatoes again?
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:19pm; Reply: 216
Quoted from Lizzie
ABJoe,

Can teachers eat 'red rooster' potatoes (they are red skinned). Thanks.

I'm not familiar with the term, but if they are a standard white (inside) potato, no matter the skin color (white, red, blue, russet), they are an avoid for Teacher - by the book.  It may be different for you once you get SWAMI, but I doubt it since they are avoid for A as well...
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:43pm; Reply: 217
Quoted from Ladyhawk58
I am still having an issue with heartburn, gas etc but I have improved greatly on this way of eating and living, so I believe that if I stay compliant with my foods, exercise the way I should and try to avoid stress, then everything will eventually come right. Sometimes I get a bit disappointed when I seem to suffer setbacks, but I truly believe that in time I will be healed and I'll look back and find it hard to remember that I ever felt less than wonderful.

You may be cleaning toxins from places you didn't know you had toxins stored and healing things you didn't realize were a "problem"...

I had / have cranial deformity and spinal nerve damage from a fall when I was pre-10...  It has been and is healing for about the last 2.5 years.  It seems like it started before that, but I first realized what was happening that long ago.  I now know that many of the symptoms I have had for 35+ years are directly related to the fall, but didn't even realize that it was an issue at the time.  If my diet hadn't been so full of avoids at the time, I may have healed properly then, and never been as sick, but it is all water under the bridge now and I'm happy to be healing now.  Maybe I'll have a healthier last half of life than the first was. ;)   ;D   :o  


Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Monday, January 24, 2011, 5:57pm; Reply: 218
Thanks ABJoe - I always appreciate your comments. I do get a bit disheartened at times especially when I hear some people say they get rid of their heartburn and indigestion almost overnight after starting the BTD.
I am so compliant that I feel I should be so much better by now, but you are no doubt right that it can take years to heal completely. After all I have 52 years of abuse to get over  ::)
Actully I have always been a fairly healthy eater, and have even had periods where I would have been eating pretty close to what I should as an A bloodtype. But I know I have been really bad with the way I eat - way too fast and I've been lying down too soon after eating in the evenings, so I am working on those changes. Plus I am sure my worst enemy has been stress and I think I have noticed a big change in the way I handle stress which I put down to the diet.
I'm with you - I intend to have a super healthy next 50 years and will not succumb to any of these so called age-related diseases!  ;D ;)

Lizzie - I'm a Teacher and have done my SWAMI and I still don't get potatoes. I did eat a lot in my "past life" ;) but I don't miss them at all. There are so many other wonderful veges to eat, so I just concentrate on them instead. Rutabagas can be a substitute if you need one. I admit I was disappointed not to get sweet potatoes either, but again - there are so many other things. I bake lots of pumpkin, parsnips etc instead and Ilove them!
Posted by: Lizzie, Monday, January 24, 2011, 6:22pm; Reply: 219
Hi

On the swami:

Is the swami programme about being more strict with your foods in that beneficial/neutral foods  become avoids rather than avoid foods becoming benef/neutral? Trying to decide whether it would be worth getting swami now or doing Teacher diet for a couple of months first. Thanks.

Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 24, 2011, 7:09pm; Reply: 220
swami will be tailored to you only!!!
best acquisition ever!
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Monday, January 24, 2011, 7:40pm; Reply: 221
I went from BTD to SWAMI so it made quite a big difference for me. I can't comment on how much difference it will make going from Teacher diet to SWAMI, but of course it will just fine tune your foods to suit you even more. I think it's well worth it - it also gives you all the appropriate recipes, tells you how much exercise you need, all your portion sizes, the best supplements for you etc etc. I did hear they are increasing the number of recipes soon too, so that will be great!!
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, January 24, 2011, 8:41pm; Reply: 222
Quoted from Lizzie

Is the swami programme about being more strict with your foods in that beneficial/neutral foods  become avoids rather than avoid foods becoming benef/neutral? Trying to decide whether it would be worth getting swami now or doing Teacher diet for a couple of months first. Thanks.



Foods go both directions on the SWAMI. Some foods rate better and other food rate worse.

The foods value are customized to your needs rather than just becoming stricter or looser.

If you are going to do SWAMI anyway, I recommend going directly to it.

Why waste time learning a system of food values that you are going to have to unlearn later.

In my opinion there is no point to waste ones life becoming familiar with what will soon be irrelevant to you.
Posted by: cajun, Monday, January 24, 2011, 8:59pm; Reply: 223
Lizzie,
I am a teacher by the genotype book. The change from the bloodtype diet to genotype was pretty significant to me. I will be getting my Swami soon and am excited to see all the pluses Ladyhawk spoke of.
Posted by: Lizzie, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 9:02am; Reply: 224

C-sharp: I agree with no point in wasting time but I have to wait now until bills are paid. Am digging into savings just to keep going. I suppose it would be an investment in that there'll be no doctor bills to pay...
Posted by: Lizzie, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 6:41pm; Reply: 225
Been on the GTD for a few days now and I can't get enough of home-made spelt bread topped with sliced pineapple and gouda cheese. Had it for dinner yesterday and today. And spelt bread with smooth (no added sugar) peanut butter. Super! I don't think i'll lose weight though ...
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 12:30am; Reply: 226
Quoted from Lizzie
Been on the GTD for a few days now and I can't get enough of home-made spelt bread topped with sliced pineapple and gouda cheese. Had it for dinner yesterday and today. And spelt bread with smooth (no added sugar) peanut butter. Super! I don't think i'll lose weight though ...


Glad you like the diet :)...If you stick with the recommended portions, you should lose weight.
And if you do a SWAMI it considers your weight,  and it will make adjustments for portion sizes
so you absolutely will be able to lose.  

Are you eating unlimited amounts of spelt bread and gouda?
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 12:44am; Reply: 227
I must stick with the minimum daily portions for grains when I want to lose weight. Something to keep in mind. ;)
Posted by: Lizzie, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 8:36am; Reply: 228
Hi Chloe, Drea

I'm eating 6 (very) small slices of spelt bread a day and 6 small thin slices of gouda. Lots of vegetables and pineapple for my fruit, tuna, plain yoghurt, lots of green tea (about 2 litres) and a couple of decaffeinated coffees (black). Not eating a variety of foods as the ones I had got used to eating  were tomatoes, peppers, chicken, apples, pears, rice, banana, lettuce, celery, cucumber, etc, etc. So that's why I've been limited ... so much food that I can't have - that's why the cheese and peanut butter on spelt are tasting so yummy !
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 10:15am; Reply: 229
I have so much more food that I can have than what I can't have - there seems to be so much choice on my Teacher diet that I could never get bored or feel limited as to what I can have. In fact I eat very little bread apart from some flaxmeal bread every so often. I try to keep cheeses to only every second or third day. I find that to keep up with my fruit, vegetable and protein intake there isn't much room left for things like bread, but that's just me.

You are lucky Lizzie being able to have peanut butter - it's an avoid for me. Luckily I also like almond  butter - especially home made.

I had people for dinner tonight and the quinoa salad was a hit - I will have to post it later, but right now I need to go to bed since it's after 11pm and I have work tomorrow.
Posted by: Lizzie, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 1:00pm; Reply: 230
I thought peanut butter is beneficial for all Teachers?
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 3:26pm; Reply: 231
It depends on if one's been SWAMI'd or just going by the book. The great thing about SWAMI (imo) is that it is as unique as we are! ;)
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 4:31pm; Reply: 232
Quoted from Lizzie
I thought peanut butter is beneficial for all Teachers?


I did an experiment one day and checked off diseases on my SWAMI (that I didn't have) just
to see how my food list might change.  If you check off breast cancer on SWAMI (perhaps
combined with a predisposition for cancer based on your family's history), SWAMI calls
peanut butter a toxin.  At least it did that for me...but without having breast cancer, SWAMI gives me peanut butter as a diamond food.  Really SWAMI is so smart and so specific that I really can't recommend it enough to everyone! :)

Posted by: Lizzie, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 5:16pm; Reply: 233
Glad I ordered the swami this morning. I hope I'll be able to understand the instructions as I'm not very computer literate. All this talk about swami being so brilliant ... It'd better work!

I remember from the BTD book that As should eat peanuts (and snails) often because they contain a cancer-fighting lectin. Wasn't there something similar about tomatoes as well? That As have to avoid tomatoes because of the lectins, unless you have cancer and then you SHOULD eat tomatoes.

Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 5:42pm; Reply: 234
Quoted from Lizzie
Glad I ordered the swami this morning. I hope I'll be able to understand the instructions as I'm not very computer literate. All this talk about swami being so brilliant ... It'd better work!

I remember from the BTD book that As should eat peanuts (and snails) often because they contain a cancer-fighting lectin. Wasn't there something similar about tomatoes as well? That As have to avoid tomatoes because of the lectins, unless you have cancer and then you SHOULD eat tomatoes.



The tomato thing is specific too....http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?425
If you're type A and a non secretor and following the BTD, tomatoes are a neutral.

Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:09pm; Reply: 235
Yes Chloe, you're right - no doubt why I can't have peanuts. I checked the cancer box in my SWAMI because I have had breast cancer.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:19pm; Reply: 236
Quoted from Ladyhawk58
Yes Chloe, you're right - no doubt why I can't have peanuts. I checked the cancer box in my SWAMI because I have had breast cancer.


Can you eat other nuts?

Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 7:26pm; Reply: 237
Yes, I can eat almonds, walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, macadamias - all things I love! Not sure what the reason peanuts are bad is, but then they are really a legume rather than a nut. I can have lots of legumes too, though.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 8:31pm; Reply: 238
Quoted from Ladyhawk58
Yes, I can eat almonds, walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, macadamias - all things I love! Not sure what the reason peanuts are bad is, but then they are really a legume rather than a nut. I can have lots of legumes too, though.


Found this.....might explain why you don't get peanuts.

http://breastcancersisterhood.com/_blog/Brenda's_Blog/post/I_Can't_Eat_What/

What about soy -- can you eat that?  It's also a phytoestrogen.

I can't get this link to work right...I'm going to cut and paste what's in it..

This is from a woman's blog.  Her name is Brenda
After my breast cancer diagnosis I consulted a nutritionist and learned about the various sources of protein and decided there was a chance I wasn’t a peanut butter-aholic after all. My copious consumption of peanut butter could have been my body’s way of screaming for more protein. My shame was lifted! I also learned peanuts were high on the list of foods containing phytoestrogens and were not a good idea if I wanted to lower my risk of recurrence. Because phytoestrogens are thought to bind to the estrogen receptors in our body, and because my breast cancer was fueled by estrogen, I went cold turkey on peanut butter and am proud to say I haven’t had a spoonful since. I have, however, discovered raw almond butter.

Unlike peanut butter, raw almond butter contains no added ingredients or preservatives and has less hydrogenated oils, plus no salt or sugar. Almond butter is full of monounsaturated fats, which are good for your heart and helps control blood sugar, plus it has more calcium, iron and Vitamin E than peanut butter. As my “Type A” self is inclined to do, I took this discovery one step further and became a connoisseur who decided the best raw almond butter was from England and could only be purchased on the Internet. The problem was, by the time I converted English pounds to American dollars, and added tax and shipping, my weekly fix was $30 a jar. A small jar. If that wasn’t bad enough, I recently discovered a terrible new twist to my nut butter saga.

Some phytoestrogenic foods may actually be protective by binding to our estrogen receptors, thus blocking estrogen, which sounds like a good thing, but nobody really knows which ones are the good phytoestrogen foods and which are the bad. Oh, but wait… The plot thickens. Some experts suggest almonds may be as bad for me as peanuts. That may, or may not mean they are on the list of bad phytoestrogen foods, but not knowing, once again, I have gone cold turkey on a beloved nut butter.
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 9:30pm; Reply: 239
Chloe,
Are there any other nut butters you can safely consume?
I have been a peanut butter lover my entire life but as an adult, now love my almond butter even more!
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, January 27, 2011, 10:02pm; Reply: 240
Quoted from cajun
Chloe,
Are there any other nut butters you can safely consume?
I have been a peanut butter lover my entire life but as an adult, now love my almond butter even more!


Sure, there are plenty of nut/seed options, but remember, I can have peanut butter......I just experimented to see  what would be removed if I told SWAMI I had different diseases....and when I typed in cancer, it took away peanut butter. But fortunately, I do not have cancer of any kind.

So I get almond butter as a superfood, but almonds are a diamond...(go figure....what's the difference between ME grinding almonds with my teeth or ME grinding almonds in a food
processor?)

I get filberts (hazelnuts) as a superfood
Peanuts are a diamond
Walnuts are a diamond
Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are superfoods
Watermelon seeds are a diamond
Hickory nuts are neutral -- never tasted a hickory nut...

I eat a lot of almonds in the form of almond flour.  I am gluten intolerant and bake with
almond flour.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 28, 2011, 5:44am; Reply: 241
Lizzie
some foods have different ratings when fighting a disease ie arthritis diabetes or cancer.  It is to do with the lectin activity...
changes in lectin activity occur when the body is fighting disease.
Some lectins can help Natural Killer ( our natural defense) cells to recognize and fight harmful bacteria or abnormal cells (tumors) and are to use only when you need this help.some type-specific lectins can show a preference for abnormal cells, so if you may have some of those, their negative reaction to your type becomes positive because it targets the cancer cells. Aberrant expression of lectins in the disease state was indeed how Dr. D explained this.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, January 28, 2011, 6:41am; Reply: 242
Chloe - my understanding is that phytoestrogens are good for fighting (or preventing) breast cancer because they compete with estrogen for space on the receptors (or something like that - it's been a while and I have just had a couple of red wines ;D). Jane Plant who is a highly eminent research scientist who had breast cancer herself and beat it by eliminating dairy products, eating organic etc. and wrote a book about the hormonal cancers and the effect that consuming dairy has on them, suggests that phytoestogens are very beneficial to prevent both breast and prostate cancer, so that would suggest that peanuts should be good for me. She also said that soy is highly beneficial for the same reason. Of course she wasn't taking the BTD into account though, and I wonder if there is some other reason that peanuts are avoids for me??

When I did my SWAMI I don't remember having anywhere to say that I had had breast cancer - it was just a general cancer question, nothing as specific as the type of cancer.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 28, 2011, 7:01am; Reply: 243
Quoted Text
I wonder if there is some other reason that peanuts are avoids for me??


okay, you asked!!! ;D

hope this post by Dr D slightly clarifies the whys about certain values for certain people.....
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2010/03/27/hows-and-whys?blog=24
hows and whys
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/#num13
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, January 28, 2011, 7:17am; Reply: 244
Yes, Lola, exactly - I already knew it wasn't because I've had breast cancer as I didn't get asked that question so SWAMI couldn't have known that. It would be because all my answers that I input have been taken into consideration and the combination happens to suggest that certain foods (peanuts included) are just not good for me as an indivdual, whereas another Teacher will have quite a number of different answers and so it will compute a very different result. Is that the gist of it?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 28, 2011, 7:40am; Reply: 245
Quoted Text
but nobody really knows which ones are the good phytoestrogen foods and which are the bad.


Dr D does!!!! ;)
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, January 28, 2011, 1:21pm; Reply: 246
Quoted from Ladyhawk58
Yes, Lola, exactly - I already knew it wasn't because I've had breast cancer as I didn't get asked that question so SWAMI couldn't have known that. It would be because all my answers that I input have been taken into consideration and the combination happens to suggest that certain foods (peanuts included) are just not good for me as an indivdual, whereas another Teacher will have quite a number of different answers and so it will compute a very different result. Is that the gist of it?



There would also be a correlation for cancer risk if a  Teacher had a high amount of whorls.....so....If I had said I had 10, I'm sure SWAMI would have seen that as putting me in a higher risk for cancer and adjusted my protective foods accordingly.  I have 4 whorls...only
family member was my mother who had cancer....and I got peanuts/peanut flour as a diamond.


Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, January 28, 2011, 5:41pm; Reply: 247
I have only one whorl.
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, January 28, 2011, 6:15pm; Reply: 248
Quoted from Ladyhawk58
I have only one whorl.


there goes that theory....

SWAMI is just way too smart for me! :)

But I do know that some Teachers have Explorer tendencies...and Explorers  (going by the GTD book) have peanuts as a toxin.  



Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 5:15am; Reply: 249
Quoted from Chloe

there goes that theory....

SWAMI is just way too smart for me! :)

But I do know that some Teachers have Explorer tendencies...and Explorers  (going by the GTD book) have peanuts as a toxin.  


I think your right esp about Non-secretors (leaning toward Explorer).

Another thing about peanuts - it is on the list of foods that could have a negative effect on the  thyroid for some people. And there are probably other things to consider.

Lizzie -  I'm excited for you (swami). There are several other A nonnie here - Swami did make some changes for them.

Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 9:21am; Reply: 250
Black Bean Brownies!!! YUMMY!!!

I found a really great recipe and substitute white sugar for a bit of agave. These were just like the real thing! And were completely flourless!!! Plus... they made me poop real good too! lol


15 ounces or 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
3 eggs
3 tbsp compliant oil
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 pinch sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract ( I used real vanilla bean, half of the pod pulp )
1/2 cup agave

These were way yummy and I didn't feel like I wanted to eat the whole pan of them either! Yay! A recipes that cures the sweet tooth while also being really yummy!
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 5:02pm; Reply: 251
Ooh, thanks for posting that recipe Christa....I am going to try it with carob because cocoa isn't
my friend due to the caffeine.  I'm sure it will taste fine with carob.  :)  

Can you please share your baking time and temperature of oven?
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 6:20pm; Reply: 252
Quoted Text
I am going to try it with carob because cocoa isn't
my friend due to the caffeine.  I'm sure it will taste fine with carob.


Is that why I can't have cocoa - because I selected caffeine sensitive in my SWAMI? I was wondering... sometimes it makes me want to go back and re-run SWAMI with that unselected  ;D

That's an unusual recipe Christa using the black beans, but what a great way to get your vege protein while enjoying a healthy treat at the same time  :P
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 6:23pm; Reply: 253
Also - was that agave syrup you used, or can you get it in a powder form? I always wonder about substituting the agave for sugar as it must make it so much runnier??
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 7:20pm; Reply: 254
Ladyhawk58, I checked off caffeine sensitive and got no cocoa, but perhaps there are other
reasons as well...

I bought agave in powdered form from this site....http://therawfoodworld.com/index.php%5C?main_page=product_info%5C&products_id=1002432

carob powder doesn't have the same fat content as cocoa so I suspect the recipe might call for a bit more
fat...or some vegetable glycerin to prevent dryness.  That is assuming you're substituting carob powder plus agave powder in this recipe for cocoa and agave nectar liquid.  I still think carob is going to be drier than
cocoa.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 7:40am; Reply: 255
The powder of the cocoa was needed to bring the whole recipe together. Without the powder I don't know how it would work. IF you can find carob powder that would be interesting to try instead. Good idea.


I baked it at 300 F for about half an hour or until it was it done all the way through.

I used agave syrup and it was a good consistency. You could use sugar... I just can't. Thanks Swami!
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 6:10pm; Reply: 256
Thanks Chloe and Crista - I will use the agave syrup and the carob, as I have both of those, and see what happens. I made a lovely torte the other day, with a couple of black dots for me - sugar and chocolate, but it was very popular and good for a special occasion:

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2008/06/almond-chocolate-and-date-torte-recipe.html
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 6:58pm; Reply: 257
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
The powder of the cocoa was needed to bring the whole recipe together. Without the powder I don't know how it would work. IF you can find carob powder that would be interesting to try instead. Good idea.


I baked it at 300 F for about half an hour or until it was it done all the way through.

I used agave syrup and it was a good consistency. You could use sugar... I just can't. Thanks Swami!


What was your pan size, christa?....

Posted by: Lin, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 9:09pm; Reply: 258
Green tea is supposed to be good for detoxing and weight loss.
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 10:00pm; Reply: 259
I made the black bean brownies with agave syrup and carob powder.  

Batter was very thin.  Not sure whether that meant I needed to use agave powder instead of
the syrup or whether I needed to use a little extra carob to compensate for it's unlikeness
to cocoa in texture.

Result was that batter had to bake at 325 for at least 40 minutes or more to get rid of the wet
middle...but I used an 8 x 8 pan and perhaps a larger, flatter pan might have worked better.  

I also added a bit of baking powder and baking soda (about 1/2 tsp of each) because I wanted
a cake-y result more than a fudgy result. If given a choice between fudge or cake, I prefer
cake.

Also I added some chopped walnuts.

Overall opinion is that these were great in taste but were a bit dry in texture.  Could be
because I wanted a cake-y result and should have not used the baking powder and baking
soda. Or because of the size of the pan being too small....having to bake it too long.

But taste was great with carob powder....and probably it's even more awesome with cocoa..

I cut the batch up into squares and froze it in 4 portions, so I wouldn't be
tempted to eat it all up!   Really too yummy to have all this goodness lying around :)
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 10:36pm; Reply: 260
Chloe,
I also bake with almond flour or meal AND eat almonds or almond butter just about daily!
I don't have any whorls!
Did Swami give you a high percentage of GT 3 teacher?
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 10:42pm; Reply: 261
I just noticed that there are a good number of " teachers " that are gluten sensitive! Moi aussie!
Now, I am wondering about the number of teachers that are A2, gluten sensitive and have sinus allergies? ??)
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, January 31, 2011, 1:27am; Reply: 262
SWAMI called me a 43% Teacher.  

Here's the thing about the sinus issues for me.  When I began my SWAMI, I had been following
(in error) the Warrior diet for 18 months. I just measured incorrectly and honestly couldn't believe
I'd be a genotype that was allowed to eat dairy. So, in some way I sort of guessed myself to
be a Warrior, which I clearly wasn't once my DH measured me for my SWAMI.  I was a person who had followed the BTD for almost 20 years and ate no dairy in all that time.  So, when all this
cheese was in my diet, I was walking around with one headache after another...a stuffy nose...
bloat, gas, indigestion....My body went through a complete rebellion when I added dairy.   I told
SWAMI I was lactose intolerant but it gave me no place to list my real allergy -- casein intolerance... which I got from allergy testing in the early '90s.  Casein is the protein in dairy and it was one of my highest reactive foods.

But once SWAMI called me a Teacher I decided that I would attempt to tolerate those dairy
superfoods and diamonds, no matter how long it took me.

I began with gouda....any grass fed dairy I could get that was a diamond on my SWAMI.....Usually cheese made in foreign countries, sold in the USA, came from cows that were pasture fed.  And pecorino cheese is from a sheep... I found when I tried cheese from a cow that might have been fed grains, I reacted with a stuffy nose.  So for nearly a year, I only ate cheese that seemed safer.

And then eggs.....I also reacted as a "5" (the highest) when tested in the early 90s for eggs
and eggs are a diamond food on my SWAMI.  I kept reacting to eggs early on when I started
my SWAMI.  Mostly with headaches.  I switched to eggs that were high in DHA and felt better.

So going back to sinus problems and the gluten relationship.  Gluten for me causes celiac....diarrhea and skin problems.  Severe.  I've been off gluten for over 5 years and got rid of my severe gastric problems.  But eating gluten never caused sinus problems for me specifically..

I believe if you have sinus problems, you still have serious gut problems...and these low overgrowth cheeses help heal the gut.  And that's why I kept pushing myself to eat them...
stuffy nose or not.  And then eventually my breathing improved.  I just don't think  you can
be a true Teacher and not eat any cheese.  Yet, I'm a Teacher not eating any gluten grains.
But gluten grains aren't all that prominent on my SWAMI. Cheese IS!

Only food that caused bad sinus problems for me was cheese.  So two years on my SWAMI and I can now eat a lot of my beneficial cheeses without having sinus problems.

Another thing to consider in relationship to sinus problems is mold.  Do you live in a moldy
environment?  When I was allergy tested, one of my highest airborne allergens was mold...
dozens and dozens of different molds.  But now that my overall immune system has improved,
mold doesn't affect me anymore.

Have you been allergy tested for airborne allergens?

Even so, I still think your gut is the issue.  More than 60% of our immune system is located in our gut!
Posted by: cajun, Monday, January 31, 2011, 3:20am; Reply: 263
Chloe,Thanks for sharing.
I do eat a few of the teacher hard cheeses  (and LOVE them) without a problem. I have been tested for food allergies and know that I am gluten sensitive. Wheat, millet, barley,and cow and goat dairy were all "3's" for me. I have not been tested for airborne allergies.  I asked my ENT allergy specialist about that and he said (after reviewing my records and doing tests) there was no doubt that I had "reactions to mold, dust, etc." He said we needed to clear out my sinus cavities, remove polyps and more turbinate tissue before performing any additional allergy tests.
I live in a very dry, windy, sandy/dusty and high altitude environment and have always experienced the short seasonal type ( spring/fall) allergies. Its only been the last few years that I have had major problems.
I agree that I need to finish healing the gut. I am trying to eliminate the bacterial overgrowth and avoid eating any triggers as per the ER4YT book and encyclopedia.
My Dad has had allergy issues most of his life but he is O-.  Mom is A+ and is fine.
I was just curious about the similarities mentioned above.
  
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 31, 2011, 4:56am; Reply: 264
are you A2 cajun? :)
Posted by: purlgirl, Monday, January 31, 2011, 6:41am; Reply: 265
How important is it to know -    A2 , A1 this kind of information?
Does it have to do with RH + or -.   I'm RH+ but I couldn't figure out how to add it.

Chloe - glad to hear you are doing so good.  It's grt you can eat cheese now without sinus problems. I see you narrowed the field by choosing cheese from grass fed animals.  I wondered if cheese made from raw milk would make a difference. If there is such a thing.
There is a lot on the list in the book. Did Swami narrow down the list?

I thought the Dairy = allergies = sinus infection was a non-secretor thing.

These days I eat only yogurt (home made) and once in a while a bit of cheddar or parmesan.
If I can ever get the Swami done I'll try cheese again.

Wheat is definately a no go for me.

Dust --I'm very allergic to dust and mold.


Christa the brownies sound wonderful. Saved the recipe. I will probably use honey. Isn't Honey  sweeter then Agave - so maybe 1/3 cup?  Does that sound right?
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 31, 2011, 7:30am; Reply: 266
http://www.dadamo.com/program_advanced_subtypes.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-xpress/m-1279775798/s-all/
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 31, 2011, 7:35am; Reply: 267
added your RH positive for you......had only A1 or A2 options....
if you ever get a serotyping panel done or wish to change your setting to A2 nonnie positive, you can go ahead and do it up in member center, avatar settings....
make sure you hit save
Posted by: cajun, Monday, January 31, 2011, 5:55pm; Reply: 268
Lola,
I haven't had the serotyping done yet. I want to know before I get my Swami.
Just a hunch, I think I'm A2.

Purlgirl,
I am a secretor and have had sinus trouble all of my life...mostly as an adult.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, January 31, 2011, 8:48pm; Reply: 269
SWAMI narrowed down my dairy list to these cheeses:

This is my superfood list and I love them all....I have bought gouda which was raw but I'm
pretty sure also from a grass fed cow.  I seem to do better on sheep's milk cheeses.

Colby Cheese
Edam Cheese
Feta Cheese
Ghee, Clarified Butter ◊
Gorgonzola Cheese ◊
Gouda Cheese ◊
Gruyere Cheese
Jarlsberg Cheese
Manchego Cheese ◊
Muenster Cheese ◊
Parmesan Cheese ◊
Pecorino Cheese ◊
Provolone Cheese ◊
Romano Cheese ◊
Posted by: purlgirl, Monday, January 31, 2011, 10:07pm; Reply: 270
Lola - thank you so much for fixing avatar settings (looks cool) and the references.  I saved them to read off line. I love learning this stuff. My health has improved so much.

Cajun - thanks for clearing up my misconception about sinus problems and non-secretor/secretors. I think I got that idea bc there are 5 of us in my family and I have always been the odd duck. (allergies, acne, intestinal problems.)  

When we were small mom got milk from a dairy near by - thick layer of cream on top. Wish I could remember if it effected me neg. I do remember reacting to milk in my school years - but  by then I'm sure it was not the same food. (pasteurized and homogenized)

Chloe - I love seeing your personal cheese list.  Love Manchego. Dying to do Swami.  Love to hear how you feel, improve.  :)
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 10:55am; Reply: 271
Oops sorry.... I put double the cocoa powder. *feeling stupid* I looked back to see what I posted. I than made it again tonight and realized I had double it. Once again... sorry about that!
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 5:10pm; Reply: 272
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
Oops sorry.... I put double the cocoa powder. *feeling stupid* I looked back to see what I posted. I than made it again tonight and realized I had double it. Once again... sorry about that!


your recipe calls for 1/3 cup of cocoa powder....What is half of 1/3???  

I'm confused. Is the recipe wrong or did you accidently double cocoa powder when you made it.

What is the correct amount of cocoa powder?


Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 5:53pm; Reply: 273
Quoted from Chloe
your recipe calls for 1/3 cup of cocoa powder....What is half of 1/3???  

What is the correct amount of cocoa powder?

Chloe,
1/2 of 1/3 is 1/6...  I'm assuming that would be the correct amount from the wording of the post, but we'll have to wait for a response from Christa to be sure...
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 6:16pm; Reply: 274
I meant that I doubled the 1/3 when I made it. And forgot that I had when I wrote the amount online here. I think my agave is more a thicker consistency than yours is also. My mother made this recipe with a new container of agave (I had mine covered with a cheese cloth to let it breath- a friend of mine told me that it would be "happier" agave this way lol) and she said it was a lot more runnier even with doubling the cocoa. I'd say make your own recipes. Do whatever works for you. If it's runny add more cocoa. If you don't like the consistency don't use agave and find a powder or other form of dry sweetner if you can. I'm going to keep playing with this recipe. I hope you guys do to! Well, those of you that can eat black beans.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 6:18pm; Reply: 275
So just to clarify... the recipe I created and posted used 2/3 cup cocoa.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 6:47pm; Reply: 276
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
So just to clarify... the recipe I created and posted used 2/3 cup cocoa.


Please feel free to shoot darts at me for not fully understanding this...but your original
recipe says it calls for 1/3 cup of cocoa.  Perhaps this is just the way I'm comprehending you but
you just said above in your quote that you posted using 2/3 of a cup...That's why I'm confused.

Can I assume 1/3 cup of cocoa is the correct amount of cocoa to use, but you used 2/3 cup by mistake?

So, if this is the case and I'm finally making sense out of this, was using 2/3 cup of cocoa too much?

Whew...I'm ducking now to get out of the way of your oncoming dart gun~  LOL


Posted by: purlgirl, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 12:24am; Reply: 277
LOL - I think the point is she used 2/3 cup cocoa powder and was happy with the results. We are encouraged to play with the recipe and find whatever amts and ingredients (sweetners) work for us.  :)
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 1:59am; Reply: 278
Quoted from purlgirl
LOL - I think the point is she used 2/3 cup cocoa powder and was happy with the results. We are encouraged to play with the recipe and find whatever amts and ingredients (sweetners) work for us.  :)


Got it...I used 1/3 cup of carob and it was a bit dry.  So I'm going to have to play with my
ingredients.  It was good, but I'm sure it would have tasted far better with cocoa.
Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 2:11am; Reply: 279
Exactly! Lol don't worry about communicating till you fully understand. I love communication! Just as long as people are purposely trying to antagonize me. Which I know you aren't.

So in my recipe on this thread I wrote the recipe with 1/3 cup cocoa. When I made it I doubled the cocoa because I had used cocoa in the recipe instead of white sugar as the original had called for. But of course because I'm doing a white sugar, white flour free diet... I used agave instead.

So to correct this. When I made the recipe I used 2/3 cocoa and used agave instead of sugar. If you use sugar it might be easier to just go with the original 1/3 rd.
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 5:53pm; Reply: 280
Quoted from christaalyssaA+
Just as long as people are purposely trying to antagonize me. Which I know you aren't.


I totally get your recipe now...I love that it's possible to hide black beans in brownies...
Think of all the other great stuff that could be hidden in brownies....beets?  spinach?
kale?

Maybe this is a good question for your hijacking thread...."What healthy foods can you hide in brownies that you can't taste?"

Thanks for not shooting me....LOL

Posted by: christaalyssaA+, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 7:06pm; Reply: 281
I actually have a cupcake business I'm winding down on as it doesn't fit with my btd beliefs. Which is tough because I enjoyed the creative aspect of it. (This was all on a previous thread I wrote about.)

The point I'm getting to... when I made anything that required a red or pink color I used beets. My red velvet cupcakes were to dye for. lol

I am thinking of making some zucchini bread later today. With spelt and oatmeal flour.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 7:54pm; Reply: 282
Someone, somewhere (it could be in the recipe database) posted a chocolate cream pie made with avocados. So, anything is possible!
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, February 3, 2011, 2:00am; Reply: 283
FYI

http://healthychow.com/tag/how-to-hide-vegetables-in-your-food/
Posted by: Serenity, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 12:50am; Reply: 284
Hi fellow teachers, does anyone know if Cos lettuce (aka Romaine)is ok?  It is beneficial on type A diet, but not listed in GT.   :)
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 2:17am; Reply: 285
Quoted from Serenity
Hi fellow teachers, does anyone know if Cos lettuce (aka Romaine)is ok?  It is beneficial on type A diet, but not listed in GT.   :)


Welcome Serenity....:)

Any food not listed in the book is considered to be neutral.  So, yes, you can eat it.

Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 7:42am; Reply: 286
Romaine or Cos is a beneficial for me.
Posted by: raingurl, Friday, February 11, 2011, 4:37pm; Reply: 287
Quoted from purlgirl
raingurl  - How are you doing with your Swami program? - getting adjusted?


I finally saw this.  I got off of Swami for awhile because I was just... lazy.  I have been back on at being 95% compliant for 3 days now.  I know that doesn't seem much but that is the most % I've been for that many days.  Going back into at this time has really been eye opening.  I have learned a lot about my body type from being a teacher and are using it to my advantage.  As well as I'm not looking at my foods as restrictive.  That was where I went wrong before.  Instead of talking about the foods I couldn't have anymore I started thinking about what I could have.  That changed my perspective this time.  I'm pretty excited that its so much easier this time around. :) Thanks for asking and sorry I didn't respond any sooner! :P
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, February 11, 2011, 9:57pm; Reply: 288
raingurl - so your switching from a half empty glass to a half full one :D  a much happier outlook.

hope to do swami in 2 weeks.  
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, February 11, 2011, 9:59pm; Reply: 289
I'm confused about    Lima/Butter Beans GT Book says:

Lima beans:     Avoid for everyone but Hunters and Gatherers.

Butter Beans:      Gatherers  &  Explorers - Diamond
                         Hunters   &  Teachers  - not listed (neutral ?)
                         Warriors  -  Beneficial                      
                         Nomads  -  Avoid

Looked up Lima beans in BT Typebase:

"…In the South, dried Limas are frequently referred to as Butter Beans.. ."

So are Butter Beans just dried Limas?
If so does that mean they are OK in the Dried form but not Fresh?
Posted by: Lola, Friday, February 11, 2011, 10:20pm; Reply: 290
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1250312690/
Posted by: Lola, Friday, February 11, 2011, 10:35pm; Reply: 291
yet again, values may vary in a personalized swami report
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 5:32am; Reply: 292
Ok - Swami is dif for every one. Thats good. hope to do min in 2 wks.


Posted by: Lola, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 5:43am; Reply: 293
"butter bean" is a type of lima bean (presumably a Toxin)
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 11:37pm; Reply: 294
Lola I reread what you shared about Lima/Butter beans.  

Did a little more research :

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/vegetable/growing-butter-beans-in-your-garden.htm  
Varieties of butter beans
Butter beans come in a wide variety. Some are bush beans, such as Fordhook, Henderson, Eastland and Thorogreen. Others are pole or climber beans, such as Yellow, Christmas, King of the Garden and Florida
.

I was thinking one could grow their own and be sure to get the right kind but you would need to know the exact name of the variety to be safe. So I'll just skip them for now. I'm sure SWAMI will answer the question for me for good.

Thanks for helping.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Friday, March 4, 2011, 10:09pm; Reply: 295
Quoted Text
GT3 teachers should always pre-soak poultry in cold water for at least five minutes, changing the water at least 3-4 times


Does everyone do this and what is it for does anyone know? I haven't been doing it, but it seems easy enough to do I guess, but I am just wondering what difference it makes.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, March 5, 2011, 3:13am; Reply: 296
no
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, March 5, 2011, 6:56am; Reply: 297
Ladyhawk - boy  O boy - I so do wish I had an  answer for you.

I just read it myself ( soak chicken in cold water, change 3 or 4 times)   ???

All I can say is :    I will try it --- maybe it draws out undesirable stuff from the chicken? There is so much gunk in our food. ???

I'll try it and see what I can learn.  I do trust DR D's judgement.

Maybe the cold soak effect flavor - I'm all for that. !
It is a little thing.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:25pm; Reply: 298
Yes I presume it draws something out too, Purlgirl. I am not sure we will actually notice anything from doing it - but I'd like to know the reason behind it  :-/
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 1:41am; Reply: 299
Purlgirl,

Get your Swami! You may be as surprised as I was.....I test very high as teacher by the genotype book but Swami made me an explorer..40%!!!!!
Posted by: purlgirl, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:10am; Reply: 300
Cajan -  I did it about a week ago and came out 50% Teacher.

My SWAMI is a   "synthesis of GTD and BTD  Food values" (combo I guess)

My food list is quite a bit dif.
Red meat & poultry are about the same (only sheep, goat & some poultry)
Lots more fish  
eggs reversed - egg yolk is diamond & white a beneficial

Less Dairy.  I think they may all be sheeps milk cheeses - not sure
Lots more fruits and veggies.
I get back some of my fav foods. Yea!

I'm happy with my program - it is a lot to learn
So glad I was finally able to get it done.

Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 3:27pm; Reply: 301
Oh Purlgirl...you are lucky! Good for you. I loved my teacher diet! I thought it was the best one of all. Oh well, now I have to explore.... :-/
Posted by: cleo1978, Monday, March 21, 2011, 3:45am; Reply: 302
I think I may be  a teacher now not explorer, as I had mentioned in a previous thread....but for me, I only have ghee, manchego, and yogurt as beni's. Kind of bummed, as I had been Explorer, and had more cheese then, like mozz, ricotta, and cottage. can't exactly cut a slice of ghee:(
Posted by: Lola, Monday, March 21, 2011, 3:49am; Reply: 303
use common sense .....weighing the ghee or by spoonful, might be in order, no?
Posted by: cleo1978, Monday, March 21, 2011, 4:07am; Reply: 304
I wasn't meaning that I can't measure the amount of ghee, I was meaning it's not exactly a quick snack...a slice of cheese a few times a week is an easy source of protein, after exercise, or in the a.m....that's what I meant...and after readind on this thread about the awesomeness of being able to eat cheese (which I love) and having only one cheese I can eat..I am bummed. Plus, I realized I lost tomatoes and chocolate, which I had recently added. Just frustrated, Lola. But thanks!
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 12:27am; Reply: 305
Cleo,
What thread re: genotype? I would like to know how the change came about.
Are you a secretor? You and I are both A+ and tasters with some uncertainty about whether we are more teachers or explorers. Just curious as I am re-running my Swami and trying to figure it all out. ;)
Posted by: cleo1978, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 10:22pm; Reply: 306
Cajun, I saw some other people post re. how SWAMI had been updated, so I reran my SWAMI, and a few things were added to beni's--like tomato and chocolate, I was thrilled! Then, I went and took a look and realized I had the category that asks genoype set as "Explorer"--which it had computed for me originally. I reset that to "determine my genotype for me"-and I wound up as a teacher. Now, if I list myself as a secretor, I am a teacher, and if I leave the secretor status question unanswered I am also a teacher (both are changes), yet if I say non-secretor I am an Explorer. I will get my secretor status test done, the only reason I haven't is BC it's a hassle as I live in New York, where we can't get the test mailed to, or mail it from. Stupid antiquated law in NY, not NAP's fault. Anyway, a lot of the food changed--I lost tomato and chocolate which I just added a month or so ago--and I lost ricotta, mozzarella. Not a lot of things I love were added. I even lost pears which I had been eating religiously for months. So, I am frustrated--having chosen items only beni, some of them the pricier option, and now to find they are avoids. Plus, a few years ago, when I just had the book (before SWAMI), I was a warrior, even strenth-tested for it on the old website, which showed the net most likely thing to be explorer, never teacher. In reading this thread, I am bummed, because I am a total cheese-lover (not much of a meat eater), and yet, I can only have Manchego, even though I'm a teacher. Ugh. Ironically, in life, I am a teacher, and come from a family filled with teachers (career, not geno, but maybe both). I am going to get the test sent to my sister's in CT and have her send it to me, since this will be the only way to really know for sure. That is, until another update is applied to the software and I switch again. aAnd A LOT of the foods changed. A LOT>How about with you cajun? thanks for letting me whine.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 3:55am; Reply: 307
you re on the right track! :)
Posted by: purlgirl, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 5:50am; Reply: 308
Cleo --- Lola is right - your on the right track.

I was hoping you would be another Teacher.   There arn't many.   :(

Are you eating only Diamonds/Bennies (not neutrals)  
and   Are there a lot of temporary avoids (black dot) that you will get back in a few weeks.
Maybe avoiding dairy is helping your body clear out some problem???

Check your GenoHarmonic food combinations -  I found a cheese (Colby) in mine that is a Neutral but obviously  becomes more acceptable  in combination with other desirable foods.   :)

Secretor status is really a big deal.
  
I am a GT3 Teacher  - no doubt in my mind  ---but there were foods I just couldn't eat.  I believe it's my being a non secretor.  (not usual for teachers)
Sure enough SWAMI really adjusted my foods. Some are gone and some are added.  I'm still learning my program.   I havn't played with it much yet.   But I do feel I'm on the right track.  

Look at it that way -- your on a quest  -- much progress has been made -- and still more to come. Find a way to enjoy your current foods.     Get the secretor test done as soon as possible -- it's a biggie.  

Meanwhile do the best you can and find some joy in it.  Hang out here and on the A+Explorer thread.  We will all try to be supportive.

One more thing   -  How do you feel on you SWAMI foods???   Thats what really matters. Don't give up.
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, March 24, 2011, 12:22am; Reply: 309
Cleo,
Believe me, you are not whining.....  :)
I agree...get your secretor test done! It will make some difference.
I am going to  re-run my Swami right now! I'll let you know.... ;)
Posted by: cleo1978, Thursday, March 24, 2011, 1:07am; Reply: 310
Awww thanks guys! It is a journey, I've just been going through some major changes in other areas of my life, so I think at the moment I'm super-resistant to change, at first...now I'm feeling better about it. I went back and took note of some things I haven't enjoyed (and nearly forgotten about) for a while, and already ordered them via peapod to be delivered Friday night. Yeah to plums, and papayas. Woo Hoo. And yes, I HAVE TO get the secretor test done. My sister's going to think I'm so weird when I explain this to her "you're going to get a package....do not open it...mail it to me....it is for my saliva, but I have to elude the government...in a few days, you will get the package back an re-mail it for me". Wish I could see her face ;D
Posted by: cleo1978, Thursday, March 24, 2011, 1:22am; Reply: 311
Oh and PS I just made a stupid joke to myself, but also very poignant on one of the major changes in my life: there's no more smoking in the teacher's lougne. At least not by me. Over the last few months I have gotten down to about 2-3 cigarettes PER WEEK. And I have been smoking since I was about 16, so that's some pretty awesome stuff. Having tried to quit many time in the past, I can't tell you exactly how I quit this time...first of all in NY, they shot up to almost $12/pack (taxes people, want to move to NY?), and then, it somehow came naturally, and I have to think that somehow the diet helped with this. I wasn't obessed with smoking like I had been in previous quitting attempts, it almost "came naturally". And, like everyone who's ever quit smoking, I managed to gain weight, even though on the diet and exercising because you do just tend to eat more. But that is levelling out and I hope to start my ascent into bikini weather, a non-smoker for the first time in over 15 years. WOOT!
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, March 24, 2011, 1:38am; Reply: 312
;)
Posted by: purlgirl, Thursday, March 24, 2011, 5:19am; Reply: 313
Cleo   "a non-smoker for the first time in over 15 years. WOOT!"     (clap)(dance)(woot)
So happy for you.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Thursday, March 24, 2011, 9:30am; Reply: 314
Wow, good on for giving up smoking Cleo - that is such an achievement!!

And welcome to the Teacher lifestyle - I love being  Teacher. Mind you I think we all get different foods even though we might be Teachers - SWAMI is so individual. I get lots of cheeses and yoghurt so I am very happy. Friends of mine who were A's did SWAMI thinking they would get similar foods, but they turned out to be and Explorer and a Warrior and got hardly any dairy at all.
Posted by: cleo1978, Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:29pm; Reply: 315
Thanks, guys. When I get my next paycheck next pay period, I am going to order the secretor test. Who knows, maybe Ill get more cheeses. For now, I got gorgonzola as a neutral, and I'm going to be eating in, just in case I lose it in two weeks. I love the zola! And thanks for the well wishes re. smoking, sometimes I have to remind myself to speak kindly to myself when Ive done things right:) And that, along with this diet, and exercise, is the best thing I could have done for myself--ever, all times!
Posted by: cajun, Friday, March 25, 2011, 2:47am; Reply: 316
Cleo,
First, congrats on the not smoking. I never have, but all of my family and many friends did for so many years. It was very hard for most of them to quit and it took several attempts. So, keep up your good work! :)
Second, I did re-run my Swami and it changed from 40% explorer to 42% teacher!
I read over all my data and changed a couple of things....should have paid closer attention the first time! Little things make a difference!
Finally, how do you determine Leo/Scorpio? Just curious. When exactly is your birthday?
  
Posted by: Kim, Friday, March 25, 2011, 1:22pm; Reply: 317
I am new to the Teacher's Lounge and figuring out how to do this program. Does anyone know if Raw cows milk is okay?  I read about beneficial bacteria of yogurt and kefir but wondered why raw milk isn't listed under the "avoid" dairy.  Can anyone answer this question?

Kim
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, March 25, 2011, 3:22pm; Reply: 318
Quoted from Kim
I am new to the Teacher's Lounge and figuring out how to do this program. Does anyone know if Raw cows milk is okay?  I read about beneficial bacteria of yogurt and kefir but wondered why raw milk isn't listed under the "avoid" dairy.  Can anyone answer this question?

Kim


Hi Kim and welcome.

What are you following?  The Genotype Diet book?  Because the diet is listed for each genotype in the book and I'm wondering if you measured yourself and determined you were a Teacher from the book.

Is your blood type A?

Do you know your secretor status?

As a Teacher I don't get milk....raw milk or any cow's milk and I'm pretty sure most Teachers don't get milk as a food option.......but I've done a SWAMI which is a computer software program Dr. D created for personalizing our diets.  You can purchase it on this website under
products and services.

Or you can follow the Teacher's diet from the book.

Just be sure you measured correctly and that you truly are blood type A and a Teacher.

You could also be an Explorer or Warrior if you're type A.

Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 25, 2011, 7:03pm; Reply: 319
a search
http://www.google.com/custom?q=raw+milk&cof=AH%3Acenter%3BAWFID%3A4452213b291e6613%3B&domains=dadamo.com&sitesearch=dadamo.com
Posted by: cleo1978, Saturday, March 26, 2011, 10:00pm; Reply: 320
Cajun, Leo/Scorp explanation. My birthday Is August 10th, so I am a sun-sign Leo. However, both my Moon and Ascendant are conjunct to about two degrees precision in Scorpio...making me more Scorpionic, I also have another planet, I think Uranus in Scorpio, so...some feel the Moon sign is more important or at least of equal importance compared to the traditional sun sign, but there are so many factors that go into it, like angles made, etc., etc. I'm interested in astrology in all its manifestations.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Saturday, March 26, 2011, 10:17pm; Reply: 321
Teachers have so many choices for bene bacteria.  All the cheeses will aid in your digestion no need for cows milk.. which will only make you constipated. :-/

So enjoy the other foods on your list. :)
Posted by: Kim, Saturday, March 26, 2011, 11:02pm; Reply: 322
Chloe,

I measured so many times to make sure what geno type I am.  I am definitely a teacher with A+ blood type but I do not know my secreter status right now.  I have to figure out how to pay for the test so I can find out.  I get that fermented foods and yogurt add good bacteria to the digestive system but raw cows milk has beneficial bacteria in it.  The avoid list didn't specify pasturized or raw.  I can not drink any pasturized milk but do very well with raw milk.

I am just starting the program and am hoping it will help with my health.  I became ill 4 years ago and have chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalga and am testing positive for Lupus.  I do not at this time have any of the internal damage that comes with Lupus and am trying to stop the "mack truck" from coming.  I have been a vegetarian for 14 years of my life and then started eating fish and some other proteins.  

Reading how this program has helped so many others is giving me hope.  

Kim
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, March 26, 2011, 11:11pm; Reply: 323
Quoted from Kim
The avoid list didn't specify pasturized or raw.  I can not drink any pasturized milk but do very well with raw milk.

If I were you, I'd disregard the question of raw or pasteurized and just avoid milk altogether, at least until you get most of the inflammation under control...  

Lupus is a highly inflammatory disease, so avoiding your avoids (replacing them with superfoods) will be very good to reverse the diagnosis.  Chronic fatigue takes some time to recover from, as you will have to re-energize at a cellular level.

Much success on your healing journey.  Stick with us, you'll continue to learn and get support to stick with this lifestyle.

Posted by: Lola, Sunday, March 27, 2011, 7:40am; Reply: 324
lupus
http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&domains=dadamo.com&q=Lupus&btnG=Search&sitesearch=dadamo.com
fibro
http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&domains=dadamo.com&q=fibromyalga&btnG=Search&sitesearch=dadamo.com

fatigue
http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&domains=dadamo.com&q=fatigue+syndrome&btnG=Search&sitesearch=dadamo.com

ferment
http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&domains=dadamo.com&q=ferment&btnG=Search&sitesearch=dadamo.com

Posted by: cajun, Sunday, March 27, 2011, 9:11pm; Reply: 325
Cleo,   Thanks for the explanation!

Kim,   Welcome! ABJoe is right, stick around, read and learn because the information, experiences and knowledge of this forum is amazing! I know...it changed my life! ;)
Posted by: cleo1978, Sunday, March 27, 2011, 11:48pm; Reply: 326
Hmmm...maybe somebody can clue me in here. Fitzing around with my SWAMI, seeing what changes cause my GT to change...for some things, I'm on the fence. One input, whichs is about ethnicity...maybe someone can suggest what I put, as changing from "Northern European" to "Western European" changes my GT from Teacher to Explorer. I'm mostly Irish, but also Portugeuse, however the Portugeuse I am comes from the Azores. So, that's pretty far west, but I'm more Irish than anything, and although that is also far west, I think of it as more Northerly. Also, I looked at my Blood Donor Card, it doesn't tell my type A1 or A2, where would I find that info>?
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, March 28, 2011, 1:18am; Reply: 327
cleo,
I wouldn't worry about the GT Label.  I would compare the food lists and see what is common between the two or three runs when you choose different possibilities and focus on those good foods...

A1/A2 is part of a full phenotype test.  Yo would have to pursue locally to determine if anyone would do the test to find that information.  I haven't done the legwork to find out where to get it done...
Posted by: Lola, Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:55am; Reply: 328
Quoted Text
type A1 or A2, where would I find that info>?


ask a reputable lab if a complete serotyping panel is doable
Posted by: Kim, Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:25pm; Reply: 329
Do any of you make your own ghee or do you just buy it?  Any one want to suggest a brand to buy?
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:30pm; Reply: 330
I make my own...  It is so easy and I don't have to search out a store to buy it...
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, March 28, 2011, 8:54pm; Reply: 331
Quoted from Kim
Do any of you make your own ghee or do you just buy it?  Any one want to suggest a brand to buy?


I've made my own but I love this brand.  I prefer it to making my own.  Tastes better.  Comes
from grass fed cows...Just delicious! :)

http://www.pureindianfoods.com/
Posted by: Kim, Monday, March 28, 2011, 10:06pm; Reply: 332
Thanks for the tip.  I will make my own at least once from grass fed butter and then give this brand a try.  
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Monday, March 28, 2011, 11:54pm; Reply: 333
I make my own ghee too vacowgirl - it is so easy once you have made it once or twice and is delicious. I just put it on to melt while I am making dinner, or doing the dishes and half an hour later it is done. You just need to get the feel of how hot the element should be - I start it on medium until it is melted and then turn it down low to gently simmer and voila - it's done! I do tend to set a timer so I don't forget about it though - but even when it is slightly overdone, it is still yummy!!

You can keep an eye out for the unsalted butter being on special and then buy a whole lot and put it in the freezer ready to pull out whenever you need to make it.
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 12:16am; Reply: 334
Vacowgirl,
I buy Purity Farms organic ghee from Colorado. Whole Foods charges too much. We have a market called Henry's in CA where it is cheapest. Someday I will try and make it.

Cleo,
I am a mix of Northern, Western and Southern European ( French, Irish, Scottish and Italian) so I was really confused when the only choice was to pick one of those!
I first ran Western then Southern. It stayed Explorer. Next, I changed one
physical feature and it changed to Teacher. I have run it a few more times with Western and Southern and it stayed Teacher.  
Posted by: cleo1978, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 1:39am; Reply: 335
Yeah Cajun, it's weird. Plus with Irish and Scottish, that's more Northern Europe, so really you have a trifecta. I doubt you can average them, cause what if you were, oh, let's say Moroccan and Japanese, you wouldn't round it off to, say,  India (or wherever the middle is). For me also, my father was adopted, so while I know his birth parents came from Ireland (my dad was literally in utero for the trip at sea), I have no clue their health history. I really want to get that NatGeo mita-dna thing, I just have to ask one of my brothers so I can get my fathers side too, "brother, will you spare me some saliva, please?" --that will surely trump the arbitrary Euro issue. Maybe you could try that too?
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 11:45pm; Reply: 336
Cleo,
Absolutely! The NatGeo test is my next step.
I am mostly French on both sides ( so Western Euro and Southern due to Pyrenees and Medi coast of France and Venice, Italy))  but a cousin found a lineage to Laird Lackey of Scotland! My Dad's side has a few Irish surnames.
Its cool that at least you know you have Irish roots. Do you know the ship name or where they lived in Ireland?
My husband and I were fortunate to have visited that beautiful, friendly country twice and certainly plan to return someday!  
I love reading, learning, sharing everyone's geneology. If only our DNA/ blood
could talk!?!
Posted by: Kim, Friday, April 1, 2011, 2:43pm; Reply: 337
I am trying to figure out how to get more of the diamond fruit in my day but having trouble finding them online.  So far, the lingenberries,Loganberries, and black currants that I have found all have sugar in them or are $4.00 for just two ounces.  I can't even find Rowanberries.   Can any of you help me with a good source that doesn't cost more than gas?
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, April 1, 2011, 3:40pm; Reply: 338
You may have to wait until the fruits are more in-season to be able to get them at a reasonable price.  Do the best you can, but that doesn't mean you have to rob banks to eat... ;D  If you have to eat non-diamond superfood fruits when the others are not in season, make the best of it...  All of the fruits you mentioned are rather rare, even in season, so they may never be really plentiful, unless you grow your own.  We are all at the mercy of the food industry regarding what additives they put in even fresh frozen foods, unless we grow and preserve our own.
Posted by: cleo1978, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 5:23am; Reply: 339
Cajun, Roscommon and Sligo. Never been, want to one day...it's on a long list..."I love reading, learning, sharing everyone's geneology" ==sounds like you are a teacher!! I did know the ship name, have to look up. Was in 1928. And my family from the Azores is from Sao Jorge.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 1:37pm; Reply: 340
Quoted from Kim
I am trying to figure out how to get more of the diamond fruit in my day but having trouble finding them online.  So far, the lingenberries,Loganberries, and black currants that I have found all have sugar in them or are $4.00 for just two ounces.  I can't even find Rowanberries.   Can any of you help me with a good source that doesn't cost more than gas?


You might have a different list of fruits than me, but are dates, prunes and blueberries, cantaloupe, figs, watermelon diamonds for you?  Those are easy to find in a supermarket.
For good dried fruits, try http://www.nutsonline.com


Posted by: Kim, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 7:02pm; Reply: 341
I can have dates, blueberries,raspberries--no on the figs, watermelon, cantaloupe.  I have never seen a musk melon anywhere but that is supposed to be okay.  Love, love nutsonline.  I like variety and really enjoy berries.  I was just trying to get more diamonds on the list in my diet.  I just ordered the swami today and that may or may not change the foods I am allowed to eat.  For now, my digestion is torturing me.  I take digestive enzymes, but they don't fix everything.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 7:25pm; Reply: 342
Quoted from Kim
I can have dates, blueberries,raspberries--no on the figs, watermelon, cantaloupe.  I have never seen a musk melon anywhere but that is supposed to be okay.  Love, love nutsonline.  I like variety and really enjoy berries.  I was just trying to get more diamonds on the list in my diet.  I just ordered the swami today and that may or may not change the foods I am allowed to eat.  For now, my digestion is torturing me.  I take digestive enzymes, but they don't fix everything.


I think you'll probably see some food changes with your SWAMI. I did.  It's personalized so it's
going to be tailored just for you based on what information you input.  Just be very precise
with your entries and measure correctly.

Were you tested to determine you're an A1?

And do you know your secretor status?

The more information you can input into SWAMI, the better your diet will suit you.
Posted by: Kim, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:27pm; Reply: 343
When I did the advanced calculator (after doing the basic & strength testing)it said I was a teacher for both secretor or non secretor.  I am A+ blood type.  

I thought it was more important to get Swami first (money being tight) because the calculator said I was a teacher either way regardless of the secretor status.  I know it makes a difference in Swami, but I will have to do it next month.  
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, April 2, 2011, 11:57pm; Reply: 344
Cleo,
I don't want to hi-jack this thread so I am sending you a private message. :)
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, April 3, 2011, 12:19am; Reply: 345
Cleo, I tried to private message you but after 2 tries it didn't go through?!
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, April 3, 2011, 3:51am; Reply: 346
Another Teacher  --- welcome  --- I don't think you can hi-jack this thread it's pretty general.  :)
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, April 3, 2011, 5:23pm; Reply: 347
Quoted from Kim
When I did the advanced calculator (after doing the basic & strength testing)it said I was a teacher for both secretor or non secretor.  I am A+ blood type.  

I thought it was more important to get Swami first (money being tight) because the calculator said I was a teacher either way regardless of the secretor status.  I know it makes a difference in Swami, but I will have to do it next month.  


You're listing yourself as an A1...were you tested?  You don't want to tell SWAMI anything that
isn't accurate.

As for completing a SWAMI without entering secretor status, not a great idea....but you can change your SWAMI later on...... Your diet would just be that more perfect for you if
you could enter secretor status and have your diet be calculated optimally from the start....Most non secretors feel their best when their secretor status has been factored into their diet.
There are issues related to being a non secretor that you might want to know about. If it were me and I had limited funds, I'd get my secretor status done first....because you can still
follow the book for awhile longer.

The chance that you might be a non secretor or even an A2 would change your SWAMI
diet's outcome.  For example, I get lamb as a neutral and chicken livers as a superfood.
It's because I'm an A2 and can process more animal protein then an A1.

I guess what I'm saying is that if you're going to want the best diet possible, why not
get as much information into your SWAMI that you can possibly get before you start to
follow it.




Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, April 3, 2011, 5:52pm; Reply: 348
Quoted from Kim
I can have dates, blueberries,raspberries--no on the figs, watermelon, cantaloupe.  I have never seen a musk melon anywhere but that is supposed to be okay.  


I think you most likely have seen muskmelon's you have just failed to call them by their correct name.

What is commonly referred to in the US as cantaloupe is actually a muskmelon. The muskmelon tern is used consistently in all the BTD books, the Genotype book, and SWAMI.

What is called cantaloupe in the D'Adamo literature is a European cantaloupe. It is described here:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?91

It is difficult to find this cantaloupe in the US.  
Posted by: Kim, Sunday, April 3, 2011, 6:44pm; Reply: 349
I have already ordered the software.  How do I know if I am A1, A2, etc?
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, April 3, 2011, 7:33pm; Reply: 350
Quoted from Kim
I have already ordered the software.  How do I know if I am A1, A2, etc?



Serotyping would give you more information.

http://www.healthy.net/Health/Article/Serotyping_and_Diet_DAdamo_Serotype_Panel/732

Posted by: Kim, Sunday, April 3, 2011, 9:21pm; Reply: 351
Thanks!  Anybody have their insurance pay for the test?  
Posted by: cajun, Monday, April 4, 2011, 11:40pm; Reply: 352
Cleo,
Just wanted to tell you that we have been to Roscommon (lovely 12th century castle ruins) and Sligo, home of the exquisite "Beleeck" china...been there for centuries!
We loved the whole west coast of Ireland...extremely friendly people and gorgeous scenery!
I hope to get to Portugal someday, too! According to my traveling cousin they have great food and vineyards just like France.
You should do a family search...you have some rich cultural ancestry!
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, April 4, 2011, 11:44pm; Reply: 353
Quoted from Kim
I have already ordered the software.  How do I know if I am A1, A2, etc?


Requires a blood test.

The software will work without the A Subgroup entry, until you find an opportunity to have your A subgroup identified.
Posted by: cleo1978, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 10:46pm; Reply: 354
Cajun, thanks!!! Been so super busy with a new job, that I have been neglecting the boards, so I just saw your comment. Yes, I can't wait to travel to the places my family is from...the number one goal of bustig my hump at work right now. Castle ruins? Maybe I'm related to a Princess Katherine of Roscommon lol! My real name btw is Katherine...Cleo is my cat, been thinking of changing that as everyone calls me Cleo (luckily I love my cat, so....). Trying to get back on track, as I've fallen off the wagon a bit with food, exercise, etc. Staring at me is my elliptical machine, saying come hither. And I'm feeling awfully guilty right about now! idk why I still gain weight at one-million times the rate I lose it. Seriously. Ask my Mom. lol
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 11:51pm; Reply: 355
Quoted from Kim
Do any of you make your own ghee or do you just buy it?  Any one want to suggest a brand to buy?


I make my own; it's super easy, and way less expensive. I've never bought it.
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 10:58pm; Reply: 356
Hi Cleo!
Irish royalty...I like that!
Keep trying on your teacher diet!
Don't give up! You can do it! ;)
Look at the great fruits and veggies and nuts to snack on.
Drink lots of green tea and get back to your exercise with baby steps.
I am all into rewarding myself with tea and a compliant peanut butter cookie after I have done a gym work out or yoga or danced around for 20 minutes. It helps. ;)
Posted by: cleo1978, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 5:37pm; Reply: 357
Well, baby steps it is. Worked out 3 days this week, and will later....hopefully/. It does kind of get easier, but sometimes I cant help but red meat, ice cream. gah!
Posted by: mzunforgettable, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 8:05pm; Reply: 358
Dr. D is not only a teacher through his books, but a GTD Teacher also, correct?  
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 8:15pm; Reply: 359
Quoted from mzunforgettable
Dr. D is not only a teacher through his books, but a GTD Teacher also, correct?  


Dr. D is a GTD Warrior. :)

Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 8:53pm; Reply: 360
check out his avatar......it s all there, even his BT shield ;)
Posted by: mzunforgettable, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 8:58pm; Reply: 361
Quoted from mzunforgettable
Dr. D is not only a teacher through his books, but a GTD Teacher also, correct?  


Thank you!  How do I find his profile?  
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, May 1, 2011, 9:00pm; Reply: 362
find a post by him.....go to the forum main page and click on his name
Posted by: libralion, Monday, May 23, 2011, 10:52am; Reply: 363
Hi everybody,
I was wondering if I eat all the right things. I have a bit of sore muscles once in a while, so I am careful with the sour things.
This is what I eat every week. Can you tell me if I get all what I need?

Breakfast
6 figs, 2 almonds and 1 walnut.

Around 9.30 hr
1 sandwich(homemade speltbread) with peanut butter

Around noon
4 times a week a bowl with porridge from 2 mugs of homemade soymilk(together 0,50 ltr)with oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of honey. The other 3 days I eat a sandwich(homemade speltbread) with compliant cheese.

Around 2-3 pm
Fruit. That can be anything from pineapple, melon, apple, strawberry, kiwi, nectarine, pear.

Around 5 pm
Twice a week I eat all sorts of vegetables with wild rice or kamut.
Twice a week I eat avocado with bread.
Once a week I eat a compliant salad with spelt fusilli and tuna.
Once a week I eat pizza with some sort of salad.
Once a week I eat aduki beans with wild rice or kamut.

Besides the tuna I eat fish 3 times a week, salmon and tilapia, baked.
On the other days I eat 2 boiled eggs.

Around 7 pm
I eat 4 times a week a little bowl of joghurt with spelt krunchy(has raw sugar in it, but I love it!)
And fruit from pineapple, melon, apple, strawberry, kiwi, nectarine, pear. I eat at least 3 parts of fruit every day.

For drinks, at the moment it is only water. Sometimes I drink almond drink, which is delicious. I also used to drink half a liter of green tea with lemon, but since I found out it has cafeine in it, I stopped drinking that, since I have a nerv problem at the moment. That is also why I stopped drinking coffee without cafeine, because that also has a little bit of cafeine in it. It is too bad, since I loved drinking that.

So what do you all think? Is this a balanced diet?
For instance I rather would skip the soymilk porridge and eat joghurt instead every day, but for a teacher that is difficult.

Johanna :)
Posted by: upnorth6, Monday, May 23, 2011, 11:11am; Reply: 364
My first impression is you need more vegetables.....can you add some to each of your meals and snacks?
Posted by: libralion, Monday, May 23, 2011, 12:47pm; Reply: 365
Quoted from upnorth6
My first impression is you need more vegetables.....can you add some to each of your meals and snacks?


Yes well vegetables is difficult. I eat them once a day and I try to eat at least 150 gram. I don't really like vegetables. Salad and avocado I love. I could eat more of those, but I don't know if that is what you mean.

Johanna
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 23, 2011, 4:09pm; Reply: 366
It is better to eat a mix of all of your allowed foods in each category to vary the nutrition profile a bit, but getting any vegetable is better than getting none...   ;)   ;D   ;D
Posted by: libralion, Monday, May 23, 2011, 4:54pm; Reply: 367
Quoted from ABJoe
It is better to eat a mix of all of your allowed foods in each category to vary the nutrition profile a bit, but getting any vegetable is better than getting none...   ;)   ;D   ;D

Libralion,
I find it interesting that under you name, you indicate Teacher, but in the text of the post you talk about a Warrior...  


Yes you are right. I will try and eat some more avocado's and other vegetables.
As for the Warrior word, sorry for that. I corrected that. When I started with the gentyp diet my measures indicate that I was a Warrior. But last summer I did the measuring again and then it turned out to be that I am a teacher.
That is very symbolic for me and so right.

Johanna :)
Posted by: bluejay, Thursday, June 2, 2011, 10:23pm; Reply: 368
Just in case you haven't come across it, I started a Type-A Teacher poll to help see the differences between Secretors and Non-secretors.  So far, the results seem predicable...non-secretors have higher disposition to infection and bacterial overgrowth.

Secretor Poll:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1306989353

Non-secretor Poll:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1306989404/

I am curious to see the results if more people vote.  Does anyone have any thoughts on the subject?
Posted by: FitnessAddict, Monday, June 20, 2011, 5:53pm; Reply: 369
wow! long thread, i haven't read it so my q's may be asked already!!
any teachers have Parmesan cheese on the OK to eat on SWAMI?
Posted by: purlgirl, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 6:59am; Reply: 370
Parmesan cheese is a Diamond food for me  :)
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 7:09am; Reply: 371
Parmesan is a neutral for me. Yum!
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 6:03pm; Reply: 372
Quoted from FitnessAddict
wow! long thread, i haven't read it so my q's may be asked already!!
any teachers have Parmesan cheese on the OK to eat on SWAMI?


Parmesan is a diamond on my SWAMI..
Posted by: grey rabbit, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 6:12pm; Reply: 373
Quoted from Chloe


Parmesan is a diamond on my SWAMI..


me too.
Posted by: Ladyhawk58, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 9:29pm; Reply: 374
Parmesan is diamond for me too.
Posted by: FitnessAddict, Friday, July 1, 2011, 7:58pm; Reply: 375
anyone has VEAL as an OK to eat???
Posted by: upnorth6, Friday, July 1, 2011, 8:59pm; Reply: 376
No but if I ever send in my secreter test and it comes back that I'm a nonnie I will get Lamb.....
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, July 2, 2011, 12:02am; Reply: 377
Are there any other GT3 Teachers that do NOT have any "milks" as benes or superfoods?
When I swamied out as an explorer only soy milk was a neutral.
As a teacher, almond, rice and soy milks are all neutrals.

The only superfood teas I get are Green/kukicha/bancha, or Ginger Root tea.
I do get coffee( a diamond) and red wine as supers! So, I shouldn't complain.
Its just that I am allowed such long lists of superfoods in all other categories
( with the exception of dairy) I thought it strange that at least more teas weren't supers. ??)

Also, anyone know of a source for papadam made from lentil or rice flour...NOT chickpea/garbanzo flour?
Posted by: FitnessAddict, Saturday, July 2, 2011, 1:56am; Reply: 378
Quoted from upnorth6
No but if I ever send in my secreter test and it comes back that I'm a nonnie I will get Lamb.....

i wanted to knw about Veal specifically cuz on typebase veal is an avoid for both sec and non.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Saturday, July 2, 2011, 11:49pm; Reply: 379
Veal is Beef! You will never get it as an A. Lamb is a neutral for me and if I ever (rare that it happens) have a craving for red meat I go for lamb, it is delicious.
Posted by: FitnessAddict, Sunday, July 3, 2011, 10:23pm; Reply: 380
Quoted from grey rabbit
Veal is Beef! You will never get it as an A. Lamb is a neutral for me and if I ever (rare that it happens) have a craving for red meat I go for lamb, it is delicious.

actually explorers can eat beef, but i know i will never get it nor i will get lamb.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Monday, July 4, 2011, 5:08pm; Reply: 381
Quoted from FitnessAddict

actually explorers can eat beef, but i know i will never get it nor i will get lamb.


You are right, but this is the Teacher's lounge ;D, not the Explorer's caverns.  Why do you think you will never get lamb? Many Teachers get lamb.
Posted by: 15186 (Guest), Friday, August 5, 2011, 2:16am; Reply: 382
Hi guys
I am a teacher (I think) and I started following the genotype diet a few month back, on and off. I have just shifted countries all the way to Singapore from NZ and after putting on some weight trying all the new foods I am finally ready to embark on the teacher diet again.
Here in Singapore it is pretty hard to find turkey meat let alone the other poultry meats. You can find mutton and turkey ham and thats about it.
I am not sure that I am getting all of the iron I need. I used to eat a lot more meat and a lot less vegetables before this diet.
How do you guys make sure you get all the iron you need in your diet?
Thanks! Alexandra
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 5, 2011, 3:27am; Reply: 383
first tell us your blood type!
welcome!
Posted by: 15186 (Guest), Friday, August 5, 2011, 3:37am; Reply: 384
Hello!
I am an A positive. Following the book I am a teacher.
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, August 7, 2011, 10:31pm; Reply: 385
Welcome Alexandra!
Always good to have another teacher on board! ;)
We are fortunate to get turkey here in the states.
Are you able to find compliant fish? Do you like eggs, peanut butter, compliant nuts?
Do you take any supplements?
Posted by: 15186 (Guest), Friday, August 12, 2011, 11:32am; Reply: 386
Hi

Yes I love peanut butter and eggs! But I still don't know if you can get enough iron from them... But I just found goat meat in a special supermarket and also mutton meat. Still on the hunt for turkey...

Thanks a lot!



Posted by: cajun, Friday, August 12, 2011, 11:27pm; Reply: 387
Good you found mutton....lamb is tasty. I am allowed it on my swami but only in very small, infrequent amounts. I tend to eat turkey, fish or beans and rice together to get enough iron.
Posted by: 15854 (Guest), Thursday, September 1, 2011, 3:26pm; Reply: 388
Hello, all!

I'm a Teacher, A+ blood type, have not done the secretor test yet, but plan to in the next week or so.

Glad to see other Teachers here and hope to contribute to this thread on a regular basis. Meanwhile, I'll get up to speed by reading the posts already here.

I probably would've been a Warrior, but my head is the wrong shape!
Posted by: cajun, Friday, September 2, 2011, 12:31am; Reply: 389
Bienvenue, Calire!
Did you decide you were a teacher from the genotype book? Thats how I first did it.
Next, I got my secretors test and then a swami. Now I just want to know if I am A1 or A2! ??
What is the best thing/favorite food for you on the teacher way of eating?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, September 2, 2011, 12:43am; Reply: 390
Quoted from cajun


Also, anyone know of a source for papadam made from lentil or rice flour...NOT chickpea/garbanzo flour?


I usually use Indian groceries, but have to be careful to be sure the papadam are from lentils.

I have also found lentil papadam at international farmers markets and sometimes even at large grocery stores.
Posted by: 15854 (Guest), Friday, September 2, 2011, 12:40pm; Reply: 391
What is the best thing/favorite food for you on the teacher way of eating?

Thanks for the nice welcome!

Hm. Favorite thing - well, since I swapped from the A BTD to the Teacher, having cheese has been rather nice, but I think being able to have avocados is just the best! As an Angelino living in the southern US, I sure did miss my avocados! Now at least I can have them!

Aside from the food, I'm finding that the gentler exercise really works for me. I'd been a gym rat for years, and had success with weight training, but the Teacher exercise plan makes me feel relaxed and less stressed.

How 'bout you? What are your faves?
Posted by: 15854 (Guest), Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 8:47pm; Reply: 392
Wow, the Teachers' Lounge has been quiet all weekend! Is this usual, or does the thread cycle through periods of quietude like this?

Cheers!
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 10:04pm; Reply: 393
This thread does seem to go in spurts. I saw someone say on another thread that many people here use facebook now. I don't use it.

Calire,  
I know...avacados rule! I love the cheeses also but can only tolerate a few of the hard ones ( sinus issues)
I really didn't think I could keep my weight down without all the gym time, too!
Its still weird to me that only 10 minutes ( different speeds) on the treadmill, maybe 10 on the bike, freeweights for my arms and a little dancing around...total time about 30 min....is all I need to stay in great shape! I do 30 min. of yoga on alternate days but don't stress if I miss a day. Dr. D knows his stuff! ;)

C-Sharp,
Thanks for the info1 I will try more supermarkets and check on their papadam.  
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 11:09pm; Reply: 394
Just curious.....
Any other teachers ever want "just a little something" sweet about an hour after dinner?
It doesn't matter if I am 100% or 60% compliant, I seem to want something sweet after dinner or before I go to bed.
Many times I will eat apple with peanut butter but once in a while I love ginger cookies with ginger tea.
So.....is this average/normal..or what?
Posted by: AussieA+, Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 11:55pm; Reply: 395
Hi All

I am A+ Teacher, I am new to the board, read eat right for your time some time ago and recently purchased Swami and Officially started this week.

I am stuck for Breaky ideas, I cant eat oates as I am Celiac (in Australia so no GF oates), so it needs to eat gluten free, corn free, even my bakerys GF toast has guar gum in it which is an avoid... I have been eating omlettes or fried brown rice mixed sometimes mixed with quinoa with egg and some veggies and tamari sauce.  But I will be eating too many eggs if I keep going like this.  

Boy I am going to miss a cooked breaky.  Would love some breaky suggestions.

Thanks
Lisa :)
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, September 8, 2011, 12:16am; Reply: 396
I eat one small gluten free cookie after dinner....I have to have dessert....Sometimes just a date
or a fig...but it has to be sweet.

AussieA+ can you find amaranth flour?  I was making a pancake for breakfast using 1 beaten egg
to which I added a few tsps of water...(that's teaspoon, not tablespoon)...plus about a tsp of agave
syrup....1/4 cup of amaranth flour and a few tsp of melted coconut oil...whisked together until
smooth.....I melted coconut oil in a
fry pan....poured in my pancake batter (making one pancake) and used a spatula to flatten
the shape of it a bit.....I placed fresh blueberries all over the top....
Kept my burner flame on low.....flipped the pancake after about 3 minutes, when it started to smell like a pancake LOL.....and let it cook on the other side for about 2-3 minutes.  Really really delicious!
Posted by: AussieA+, Thursday, September 8, 2011, 7:39am; Reply: 397
Thanks Chloe :)  Will go to my health food store tomorrow and give that a try, I have buckwheat flour which I have been going to make pancakes with and some blueberries.  Honey is a superfood on my Swami Yay :)
Posted by: purlgirl, Thursday, September 8, 2011, 9:21pm; Reply: 398
Welcome Alexandra, Calire & AussieA+


Papadam (lentil flour)   -    I was surprised to find them at the import store - I think its called World Market. Also Spring Roll Wrappers (Rice 67%, Tapioca Flour, Salt, Water) which I havn't tried yet. They have all sorts of stuff from furniture to food.

Sweets after dinner  -  Yes!  
   Coconut meat is neutral for me -  I get  small chocolate macaroons  at Whole Foods
        (they arn't perfect but I can eat one and satisfied)
  Pitted Date stuffed with a walnut half works good too. I second the apple & nutbutter.

Hot breakfast   -   (I love eggs and I get 7 a week) the pancake sounds good
   how about making some meatloaf that can be reheated?
  
Guar Gum   -   is a black dot avoid (temporary) on my SWAMI list - so it's not the worse food out there - at least not for me.
Posted by: 15099 (Guest), Saturday, September 10, 2011, 4:58pm; Reply: 399
Hi I'm an A+ Teacher after Swami.  I have been almost 100% staying on the diet for about 2 months now.  I also have been using the recommended supplements from the Swami program.  Before going on this diet I almost never ate bread and stayed on a low carb diet with lots of meat and vegetables.  I love all the bread and carbs that I'm getting, but my seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp has gone haywire for the last month and seems to be getting worse.  Does anyone else have this and found that the diet aggravates it.  I can't figure out which food is doing it or whether it's the lower protein that I'm eating.  My hair has also been shedding like crazy too.  Any help will be very appreciated.
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 5:59pm; Reply: 400
Quoted from 15099
I have been almost 100% staying on the diet for about 2 months now.  I also have been using the recommended supplements from the Swami program.  Before going on this diet I almost never ate bread and stayed on a low carb diet with lots of meat and vegetables.  I love all the bread and carbs that I'm getting, but my seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp has gone haywire for the last month and seems to be getting worse.  Does anyone else have this and found that the diet aggravates it.  I can't figure out which food is doing it or whether it's the lower protein that I'm eating.  My hair has also been shedding like crazy too.  Any help will be very appreciated.

It sounds like the body is dumping garbage and healing.  The detox and healing process is not necessarily fun, but you'll like yourself later... ;)   ;D

My suggestion is tolerate it if you can, but if you need to slow the healing, eat less beneficial / more neutral foods for a bit.  This should slow the healing crisis, but it will extend the duration of the healing process.  It will be a trade-off that you have to decide what is more important.  Unfortunately, I can't predict how bad the healing crisis will get or how long it will be if you continue mostly beneficial foods.
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, September 11, 2011, 3:26am; Reply: 401
Carolyn  - welcome to Teacherland  :D

ABJoe is probably right - just have to ride it out.    UG!

Also weekends can be slow around here -so keep checking  and add any info that might help

- could you tell a bit more about your skin condition and what products you use.
Posted by: AussieA+, Sunday, September 11, 2011, 6:31am; Reply: 402
Thanks Calire, I was so glad to read you post that you are enjoying the Teacher recommended exercising.  I am a gym junkie and just this week made the decision to cut down and add more yoga and balance classes to my routine suitable for my type.  Its hard for me to do I love the high impact full on work outs, I think I have an addiction to the adrenaline and the personal challenges, time for a change and something to control stress and relax me.  

I also cannot get hold of free range turkey in Western Australia easily, I have rang a couple of butchers and found one who can order it in so I might order some turkey in bulk.

I started Swami 6 days ago, I have been sticking to the Benificial and Neutral foods 90% of the time, I have had a couple of slip ups but I am staying positive.  

A couple of positive things I have noticed has been my appitite... I am actually feeling fuller quicker and not nibbling as often.    My sugar cravings have dropped off, if I feel like something sweet I have sliced apple dipped in Honey and Peanut butter, honey is a superfood for me:)  

My scalp is driving me nuts too, I have always had a really itchy sclap, dandruff and some kind of skin irritation doctor gave me some drops which I have to use when its really bad.  It seems to have been worst the last two days so I am glad I am not the only one :)  

Love this thread
Thanks
Lisa :)
Posted by: 15099 (Guest), Sunday, September 11, 2011, 4:42pm; Reply: 403
Thank you for everyone that has answered.  I have seborrheic dermatitis which is a genetic (Irish) thing.  In babies it's called cradle cap.  In adults it causes extremely itchy scalp and even lesions when it flares badly.  It also can affect your face or anywhere you have oily skin.  Mine primarily is on my scalp.  I have always been able to maintain it with medicated shampoos but since aroun July or first of August it has been unbearable.  The only new thing with me is decreasing my estrogen patch to a slightly lower one, going off of Spironolactone and jumping into the Teacher diet wholeheartedly.  Anything that lowers testosterone levels is usually beneficial and I thought eating no beef and lowering fats would help.  Some believe it is a genetic intolerance to a certain yeast that everyone has but wreaks havoc with seb derm sufferers.  I might need to cut back on the grains and carbs, but have loved being able to gain a little weight.  I would think if this was a detox thing I'd be having other signs of that but maybe it is.  I'll try adding more of the neutrals like someone said and see if that helps out.  I'm glad these forums are here to help you keep going!
Posted by: chrissyA, Sunday, September 11, 2011, 5:20pm; Reply: 404
Hi All - Regarding the MN Group and the Type A Subgroup tests: These two tests are available on the Right4EU website and the prices are very reasonable. But can anybody tell me if the tests can be completed at home, or if you need to send something back to the EU, and if that's something that can be legally sent through international mail? I want to have as much info as possible before starting my SWAMI, but some of these tests are so darn hard to come by...Ugh ::)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, September 11, 2011, 5:22pm; Reply: 405
ask your distributor those questions, to receive a precise answer
Posted by: 16508 (Guest), Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1:38am; Reply: 406
Hi, fellow Teachers.  I have just come to the Teacher genotype after first being diagnosed with Celiac disease and going gluten free (July, 2010), and then learning about the blood type diet from my naturopathic doc (June, 2011).  So with the Teacher food list, I'm happy I regained access to tomatoes, but what?  No chocolate!?  Is this a joke?  Wow... Definitely some getting used to.  So far, even though I'm an extremely picky eater, all of these diet changes have been fairly easy.  I don't miss red meat.  I don't miss gluten filled pastries and breads (ok, maybe I miss soft pretzels a bit)... but to have to give up chocolate now?  Where do I draw the line?   :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1:53am; Reply: 407
Quoted from 16508
Hi, fellow Teachers.  I have just come to the Teacher genotype after first being diagnosed with Celiac disease and going gluten free (July, 2010), and then learning about the blood type diet from my naturopathic doc (June, 2011).  So with the Teacher food list, I'm happy I regained access to tomatoes, but what?  No chocolate!?  Is this a joke?  Wow... Definitely some getting used to.  So far, even though I'm an extremely picky eater, all of these diet changes have been fairly easy.  I don't miss red meat.  I don't miss gluten filled pastries and breads (ok, maybe I miss soft pretzels a bit)... but to have to give up chocolate now?  Where do I draw the line?   :)

You draw the line at all of the avoids if you want to do the best for your body...  

That said, if you are following the book diet, it may be that a personalized diet (SWAMI) would allow you to have chocolate (or any other desirable avoid)...  Many people are only about 50% of the books genotype, so there is definitely room for change from the book diet to SWAMI, it is just difficult for the layman to determine what the mix will be.

Some people choose to continue to ingest some of the avoids, but it isn't recommended as there is a reason it is shown as an avoid...
Posted by: 16508 (Guest), Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1:59am; Reply: 408
Yes, I hear ya!  I've given up lots and lots and lots of foods, for sure, for that very reason.  I'm just trying to think of another 'indulgence' to replace my daily piece of dark chocolate!  I don't like fruit - none at all - so I'm having trouble figuring out how to get my sweet on!  :)  I have discovered some wonderful new foods - quinoa, amaranth, zucchini, etc. - so it's been worth it so far.  Of course, my husband, who has been eating for his blood type along with me, has lost 8 pounds!  I've gained 2!  ;)  I figure I'm finally healing my gut after my celiac diagnosis and am absorbing nutrients efficiently again.  I'll keep plugging along.
Posted by: 13733 (Guest), Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:57pm; Reply: 409
I just decided last night that I'm a teacher. Yay! I like the additional choices its added. I really want to focus on the diamonds as I have 10 pounds to lose. One of the diamonds is Whitefish. But when I asked for Whitefish at my local grocery store, he had no idea what I was talking about. When I look for online recipes for Whitefish, it shows me recipes with cod and halibut. Is Whitefish literally fish with whiter meat??? Hope this is the right place to post this question. Thanks for your help in advance.
Posted by: 16687 (Guest), Sunday, November 6, 2011, 11:45pm; Reply: 410
Yea!  Just did my Swami because I was really close between Teacher (body measurements) and Explorer (blood type).  I happy to find out I am a Teacher!!  I love the food choices so much better, I'm really looking forward to seeing the changes this makes.  Good to see other A-, non-secretors, I know I'm on the right track
Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 7, 2011, 12:03am; Reply: 411
:) well done!
Posted by: purlgirl, Monday, November 7, 2011, 4:00am; Reply: 412
cskruse   - welcome to Teacherland.

I really like my SWAMI/Teacher foods too.  :D
Posted by: cajun, Monday, November 7, 2011, 8:27pm; Reply: 413
cskruse,
Welcome and ditto what purlgirl said! I am also an explorer/teacher blend but just lean more toward teacher...and I am so much happier with teacher food, also! ;)
Posted by: 17320 (Guest), Friday, January 6, 2012, 1:32pm; Reply: 414
Hi guys, according to the Genotype Diet flaxseed bread is listed as a superfood under the carbohydrates section. The problem is that flaxseeds are not available in most countries, hence we don't have any flaxseed bread/loaf or any products in South Africa.

However, we do have wholewheat brown bread in most of our supermarkets. Would that perhaps qualify as a superfood for Teachers or can any of you by any chance recommend anything else?
Posted by: cajun, Friday, January 6, 2012, 11:33pm; Reply: 415
I wouldn't recommend wheat anything. Most A's don't seem to do well with it. :-/
Posted by: grey rabbit, Saturday, January 7, 2012, 12:09am; Reply: 416
I do OK with a little bit of wheat but I really don't like whole wheat. Whole spelt is a diamond for me and that is what I go for when I have any wheat-type thing :) I don't know if you can find spelt in South Africa, but I'd stay away from regular whole wheat.
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, January 7, 2012, 10:47pm; Reply: 417
Spelt and Kamut are benificial (not Diamond) for me; 100% Sprouted Wheat is neutral - all other Wheat = forever avoid

I read there is more Gluten in Breads fortified with extra bran and wheat germ. Not sure if it just has more Gluten or if they add more to compensate for the heavy dough. ether way not good!

Papadam (lentil flour flat bread) is Diamond for me

Injura the Ethiopia flat bread (Teff flour) is a Bennie for me  --- but I haven't tried it yet

Posted by: hopeful18, Saturday, January 21, 2012, 3:10pm; Reply: 418
Yay! I finally took my measurements (with DH's help) & I am a teacher! I'm loving reading this thread & just wanted to join the teacher club officially on here. :) I should be getting the SWAMI software any day now in my mailbox so that I can further tweak my diet. It better not switch me to Explorer because the Teacher foods are perfect for me!
Posted by: chrissyA, Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4:12pm; Reply: 419
Let's hear it for Teachers!!!(clap)

If you feel your food list is perfect, you probably are a Teacher. But never fear, your list will change on SWAMI - but it will most likely become even more perfect (hard to imagine, I know)

Keep us posted (smile)
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 12:08am; Reply: 420
Go Teachers! ;D
The longer I follow my swami, the more I appreciate the foods that are good for me and the fact that I already enjoy most all of them! ;)
My "explorer" diet( my first run at swami put me at 40% explorer) is pretty close to my teacher diet so my bloodtype had to be a major contender in my swami..no? It could be my allergy situation, too because there are many similar fruits and veggies on both diets.
At any rate, I just follow my 41% teacher swami because it seems to fit the best. ;)
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 2:05am; Reply: 421
Guess what was in my mailbox right after I typed out my teacher intro!? My SWAMI software.  :) I was very careful to correctly (I hope!) enter all of my data (esp. after seeing that a small mistake can change your genotype). The first page of the report says GT3 Teacher! I'm so thrilled that it didn't switch me to Explorer like I thought it might (due to my caffeine sensitivity). I'm wondering why there isn't a percentage on there like I've seen others on the forum discuss? Maybe SWAMI was 100% sure that I'm a teacher?

The main change that I'm bummed about is that it did some major reductions to my superfood dairy. Now, I only have 3: ghee, manchego & yogurt. On the GTD, I've been loving having havarti, colby, monterey jack & swiss, but now they are all black dots.  :( Just to make sure that I understand this, I shouldn't eat those for 3 months so my body can begin healing itself? Do any of you other teachers now eat your black dot foods after 3 months? If so, how often? I'm just trying to mentally prepare myself here for how I should handle the black dots because my goal is as close to 100% compliance as I can get.

Also, I must say that this forum ROCKS! I would've given up by now if I had no place to discuss this since I have no IRL friends that are my bloodtype/genotype & doing this too. So, thanks!  :D
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 2:55am; Reply: 422
I avoid black dots, sorry you lost so many cheeses! I have so many foods I love in my superfood and neutral lists that I don't eat a black dot unless I'm in a really unique situation where there isn't anything else I could eat.

No one is 100% any genotype, it's gotta be on you printout somewhere, mine is on page 4 under "What makes you a GT3 Teacher".
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 3:12am; Reply: 423
Quoted from hopeful18
I'm wondering why there isn't a percentage on there like I've seen others on the forum discuss? Maybe SWAMI was 100% sure that I'm a teacher?

Make sure you either check the box for full report or uncheck the box for abbreviated report...  You need the full report to see the %...
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:09am; Reply: 424
The percentage is located on page 4 or 5 of the diet report.

You must do two things to get a percentage:

Specify "Determine GenoType For Me" if you want a percentage calculated.

GenoType:

Also answer "No" to the question: "Print Abbreviated Diet Report"

Print Abbreviated Diet Report:
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:20am; Reply: 425
Thanks grey rabbit & ABJoe.  :) When I edited my SWAMI to add the full report, I decided to have another look at my fingerprint patterns because I wasn't confident in how many whorls I had entered. I ended up changing my whorls from 5 to 8. I googled some more images for patterns & that was the clarification that I needed. Also, I changed my wrist tendons from visible to very visible because they are.  :)

Now, my neutral cheeses (feta, gorgonzola, gouda, muenster, parmesan, provolone & romano) from my 1st report are superfoods.  ;D And, pinto beans changed from neutral to superfood also. ;D I'll look more closely for any other changes, but those alone are awesome! And, my 2nd report has me at 58% teacher. I feel confident now that I'm a teacher! Well, as long as I'm a secretor & not a non-secretor.  :-/ I should get that test, but honestly, I'm scared to now that I'm so happy with my SWAMI.  ??)
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:22am; Reply: 426
C_sharp, thank you also for your help.  :) We must have been typing at the same time because I only saw your reply after I clicked on "post reply."
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:49am; Reply: 427
If you are concerned about the nonsecretor, you can run SWAMI as a nonsecretor and see what difference it makes.

After you look at the diet report, you can change it back to unknown.

Often times if you have all the other data in, switching the secretor status only makes minor changes.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 1:52pm; Reply: 428
C_sharp is right, I ran my swami as a secretor and then again as a non-secretor. The only changes it made were minor, a few things switched from neutral to superfood or from superfood to neutral. From the changes it made I am very sure I am a secretor, I really don't do well on that much meat. I know I'm OK eating the way I'm eating either way, if I do happen to be a nonnie, I'm not eating any avoids.
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:41pm; Reply: 429
Thanks again C_sharp & grey rabbit.  :) I just switched secretor status to non-secretor on my swami & the changes it made were very minimal. Phew!  :D Now, I can take the secretor test when I can find a place to do the whole serotyping panel (I've called 4 places & haven't found anyone that does it yet) without thinking that I could be eating wrong for my secretor status.
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:50pm; Reply: 430
Ok, I'm working on my first grocery shopping list with my swami foods. Since I am caffeine sensitive, coffee & black tea are an avoid for me. Chocolate is a black dot. I'm 99% sure that cocoa (which I can't find listed anywhere on my swami) is a black dot due to the chocolate being a black dot & maybe even an avoid due to the caffeine it it. Carob is a superfood for me, so that's exciting to try out something new. What do y'all think about cocoa for me?
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 6:34pm; Reply: 431
Try to get used to the carob :) I save chocolate for a very rare treat (it's a black dot for me too). Be sure to do the three month "wash-out" before you eat any black dots, that way you will have a better feel for how they effect you.

I like carob with peanut butter and dates, it's a nice treat if you need a "chocolate" fix.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 7:43pm; Reply: 432
Quoted from hopeful18
Chocolate is a black dot. I'm 99% sure that cocoa (which I can't find listed anywhere on my swami) is a black dot due to the chocolate being a black dot & maybe even an avoid due to the caffeine it it. What do y'all think about cocoa for me?

The rating for chocolate is essentially for cocoa, as it is the un-dairy / unsweetened chocolate...  I say you should leave it on the shelf.

Carob is a color replacement for cocoa.  It is pretty good, but while similar in flavor to chocolate, is definitely a different flavor and many aren't happy with the replacement.  I like carob quite well and as a bonus, it doesn't need as much added sweetener.
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 8:42pm; Reply: 433
ABJoe, thanks for the advice. On the way to Whole Foods earlier, I decided that since my swami said chocolate instead of milk chocolate, then it was referring to cocoa as well. I think I will miss chocolate & tomatoes the most. On a good note, I had carob chips, walnuts & dried cranberries for a snack earlier & it was yummy & filling.  :) And, I printed off a carob brownie recipe & hope it tastes good when I make it later with compliant ingredients.
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, January 22, 2012, 8:48pm; Reply: 434
Quoted from grey rabbit
Try to get used to the carob :) I save chocolate for a very rare treat (it's a black dot for me too). Be sure to do the three month "wash-out" before you eat any black dots, that way you will have a better feel for how they effect you.

I like carob with peanut butter and dates, it's a nice treat if you need a "chocolate" fix.


Oh, grey rabbit, I just saw your post as well. Thanks for reminding me about PB with carob. One of my favorite treats before I began these programs in mid-December was a spoonful of PB with chocolate chips on top. It was always easy, small & a cure for my already minimal sweet tooth. Also, I'll have to pick up some dates at the store soon because I keep hearing about them. I was disappointed at Whole Foods earlier to see that their only dried cranberry options had evaporated cane sugar. I may try to find an option without an avoid online today.

P.S. This is my first time to use the quoting option. I hope it works!  :)

Posted by: purlgirl, Monday, January 23, 2012, 9:22am; Reply: 435
Hope -  welcome to Teacherland

Yea, We have some really great foods don't we.

PB & carob chips sounds good

let us know how the carob Brownies turn out  ; what flour will you use?
Posted by: Kim, Monday, January 23, 2012, 1:57pm; Reply: 436
I have used quinoa flour and carob with the recipe in the type base and they taste better than any chocolate brownies I have ever tasted.
Posted by: chrissyA, Monday, January 23, 2012, 4:22pm; Reply: 437
Hi All -
     What duration did your SWAMI determine for your wash-out period? It seems like most of you had/have 90 days. It gave me 60 days. Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy about that - 60 days is proving to be more difficult than I initally thought it would be, but I wonder what determines that time period. Hmmm...
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, January 23, 2012, 5:55pm; Reply: 438
Quoted from Kim
I have used quinoa flour and carob with the recipe in the type base and they taste better than any chocolate brownies I have ever tasted.


Kim, can you please share your brownie recipe?  The recipe center lists 3 different carob brownie
recipes and I didn't know which one would work the best...Would love to try yours.  :)

Posted by: hopeful18, Monday, January 23, 2012, 8:12pm; Reply: 439
Quoted from purlgirl
Hope -  welcome to Teacherland

Yea, We have some really great foods don't we.

PB & carob chips sounds good

let us know how the carob Brownies turn out  ; what flour will you use?


Thanks purlgirl! I used this recipe from the recipe center:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?451

I followed the recipe except for subbing about 1/4 cup honey for agave nectar because I ran out. Also, I used buckwheat (which is a super for me) instead of spelt. I didn't add walnuts because I didn't want to waste them if the brownies were gross. I baked them at 325 for 25 minutes & they are extremely dry. The taste is different than brownies with cocoa, but I like it. Next time, I will watch to see when the brownies pull away from the side like the recipe said so that they won't be so dry. And, I might add some olive oil instead of ghee.

Also, a few minutes ago, I had one of the brownies with some unsweetened almond milk poured over it. It kind of reminded of me of a brownie tres leches. It was way better that way than eating it so dry. Also, it could be eaten with some yogurt to add some needed moisture. I'll have to freeze the leftovers to eat as I want one because my DH & kids are not liking carob. :)
Posted by: hopeful18, Monday, January 23, 2012, 8:15pm; Reply: 440
Quoted from Kim
I have used quinoa flour and carob with the recipe in the type base and they taste better than any chocolate brownies I have ever tasted.


Kim, it's good to know that the quinoa flour maybe works better than the buckwheat (super diamond for me) that I used. I just looked & quinoa is a super for me too. Like Chole, I'd also like to know which of the typebase recipes that you used?

Posted by: hopeful18, Monday, January 23, 2012, 8:20pm; Reply: 441
Quoted from chrissyA
Hi All -
     What duration did your SWAMI determine for your wash-out period? It seems like most of you had/have 90 days. It gave me 60 days. Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy about that - 60 days is proving to be more difficult than I initally thought it would be, but I wonder what determines that time period. Hmmm...


chrissyA, I'm so glad that you asked this question! My swami also says 60 days instead of 90. I hope it's right!  :) I've only been staying on my swami for a few days & I'm loving using the typebase to find recipes that are compliant. I've been eating foods that I never ate before! But, the hard part is that I'm still having to cook our "normal" food for my DH & our 3 small kids. My DH isn't interested in doing this for himself yet & I can't begin to wrap my brain around cooking for A, B & O! That's not even taking into consideration individual swami's for all! Breathe in, breathe out...one step at a time! Haha.  ;)

P.S. I've figured out the quoting thing...now off to figure out how to do multiple quotes within one post to cut back on my posts!  :)
Posted by: chrissyA, Monday, January 23, 2012, 9:06pm; Reply: 442
Hi hopeful -
My speculation regarding the wash-out duration is that it considers your age (how long you've been accumulating the baddies) and what particular health concerns you may have. Because you're so young - even though, if you're like most, you probably don't feel like it (you just wait, my friend ;)) as well as being overall very healthy, you have a shorter wash-out. I don't know, that's just a guess, because, when you look "What is Compliance" those who are less than 55 years of age have a 70% acceptable level of compliance, while those over 55 years of age, the recommended compliance is 80%. Illnesses are also a factor.

http://www.dadamo.com/faq/smartfaq.cgi?answer=988813714&id=988813483

I guess I just answered my own question :D
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 1:16am; Reply: 443
Hopeful...I forgot to say this before..I got sidetracked hoping to find the ultimate brownie recipe....

Welcome to the forum and welcome to our Teacher world :)
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 1:41am; Reply: 444
Hopeful,
Welcome!
My only supers in dairy are yogurt, ghee and manchego! I have many good neutrals but I think swami did this due to my sinus/allergy issues.
I am fortunate in that I am not caffeine sensitive so coffee is a super for me.
You do have a high percentage for teacher....mine is much lower...but....the food choices are great and the healthiest option I have found.
Have fun with your swami lists. I like to play around/mix up the foods and try new recipes, too. ;)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 4:01am; Reply: 445
No flour brownies (black beans instead):

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?987

A compliant carob brownies:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1117

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?46
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 4:33pm; Reply: 446
Just noticed that this recipe got 5 stars from 3 voters.  Wonder if this is the recipe Kim liked.
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?46

I tried the black bean brownies with carob powder instead of melted chocolate and they were horribly dry. I'm wondering if I should have added more fat to compensate for chocolate's higher fat
content.

I like moist brownies....but not fudgy ones.  And I need for them to be gluten free, chocolate free, egg free if possible. (geez....that's asking a lot, isn't it)  LOL


Posted by: hopeful18, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:29pm; Reply: 447
ChrissyA, humm, that makes perfect sense! 60 days it is for me.  :)

Thanks for the welcome Chole! I must say that each day as a Teacher gets better & better. I am LOVING it! It's like having permission to eat all the foods that I love & trying new ones that are medicine to me! How can eating get any better than that?  :) I wonder if that's the carob recipe that Kim like also? Maybe she'll check back here soon. :)  Thanks for the heads up about the black bean recipe making dry brownies. I keep thinking that adding some olive oil (mine is Spectrum & can be heated to 325 degrees) will help with the dryness? Haha, that is asking a lot for your available brownie ingredients, but you can do it! Just keep trying like I will with my compliant ingredients. :)

Thanks Cajun for the weclome! I had the same superfood cheeses as you on my first swami edit. After I selected that I have very visible wrist tendons & corrected my fingerprint patterns (took me awhile to get it), it gave me lots more. Strange, but I'm loving it. I don't have allergy or sinus issues even though my mom & sister suffer from them daily. Enjoy some coffee for me-yum!

C_sharp, ooohhh, black bean brownies? I've gotta try those! And, thanks for the carob recipes. :)
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7:28pm; Reply: 448
Hopeful,
Its great to hear you are settling in to and enjoying your teacherhood! ;D
I will have coffee for you if you will have all those wonderful cheeses for me. ;)
Cajun 8)
Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, January 29, 2012, 8:20pm; Reply: 449
Hi Cajun! Thanks so much! I think I'm enjoying my super and diamond cheeses too much because after looking at my swami again today, I'm not getting enough vegetables. I've still got a long way to go, but have come a long way too on this journey.  :)

On the coffee front, I just discovered chicory "coffee" (no caffeine/avoids/and is a neutral for me) on another thread and ordered some from online. I can't wait to try it with almond milk and honey!
Posted by: grey rabbit, Sunday, January 29, 2012, 8:33pm; Reply: 450
Sometime I'm going to try to make those brownies with dates instead of sugar. I've been feeling much better since giving up refined sugar. Or maybe barley malt, I just noticed it's a diamond :)
Posted by: cajun, Monday, January 30, 2012, 5:36am; Reply: 451
Hopeful,
The chicory is great and with honey and almond milk...yum! Glad to see you are having fun experimenting!  :)
Posted by: hopeful18, Friday, February 10, 2012, 11:39pm; Reply: 452
Hi fellow teachers! Cajun, I got my chicory in the mail last week & tried it. I must say that I couldn't make myself like it. I even tried it splashed into almond milk with way too much honey. My Grandma said that she knows lots of Louisiana natives that love chicory. Maybe I just don't like the taste since I didn't grow up with it here in Texas? While I was disappointed to not have a replacement for my coffee craving, the whole experience did make me realize how much I'm loving my green tea & kukicha tea (in fact, I'm drinking my kukicha right now-yum!). What brands of green tea do y'all buy? My favorite right now is Republic of Tea blueberry green tea.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 12:39am; Reply: 453
Quoted from hopeful18
Hi fellow teachers! Cajun, I got my chicory in the mail last week & tried it. I must say that I couldn't make myself like it. I even tried it splashed into almond milk with way too much honey. My Grandma said that she knows lots of Louisiana natives that love chicory. Maybe I just don't like the taste since I didn't grow up with it here in Texas? While I was disappointed to not have a replacement for my coffee craving, the whole experience did make me realize how much I'm loving my green tea & kukicha tea (in fact, I'm drinking my kukicha right now-yum!). What brands of green tea do y'all buy? My favorite right now is Republic of Tea blueberry green tea.


Hi hopeful18....welcome to our club...

this is the best green tea I ever tasted.
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP026

Posted by: hopeful18, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 4:39am; Reply: 454
Thanks for the welcome & for sharing the link to your favorite green tea Chole.  :)
Posted by: l'ordinateur, Monday, February 13, 2012, 9:54pm; Reply: 455
I was wondering if being a teacher genotype you are more likely to have the alcohol flush reaction? lacking the enzyme to break down acetaldahyde? I think dr. d has said something about this. Due to having various distant  genes from asia, what with the epicanthal folds- i may have this totally wrong. ??)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 13, 2012, 10:09pm; Reply: 456
read the monographs......have more in-depth study

http://www.dadamo.com/program.htm

pull down menu, the epigenotypes
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 1:28am; Reply: 457
Hi L'ordinateur,
I am not sure about your theory but it would be interesting to know how other teachers
experience alcohol. My face definitely feels warm after a glass of wine. I love rose and many red wines but am only able to comfortably drink one glass. Should I drink two, I may dance on the table OR fall asleep depending on my mood! ;D One glass is perfect..no problem. :)

Hopeful,
I love kukicha, also! I am presently drinking Alvita ginger root tea, Tazo green ginger tea, Revolution sencha, and The Republic of tea Acai green superfruit tea.

Chloe,
Do you like Mr. Itaru better than sip right 4 your type for A?
Posted by: hopeful18, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:09pm; Reply: 458
Whoa! Just got my secretor results back & (drumroll please) I'm a non-secretor!? What!? This is going to take awhile to process. Wow. I know it's not a big deal, I just really thought that I was a secretor.

Cajun, thanks for sharing with me what teas you like; I've added those to my phone list of things to check out at WF. :)
Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:17pm; Reply: 459
Quoted from hopeful 18
Wow. I know it's not a big deal..

What?!? Not a big deal... Of course it's a big deal, it changes a ton of stuff! Now you know (hugegrin)
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:23pm; Reply: 460
Quoted from ABJoe
Carob is a color replacement for cocoa.  It is pretty good, but while similar in flavor to chocolate, is definitely a different flavor and many aren't happy with the replacement.  I like carob quite well and as a bonus, it doesn't need as much added sweetener.

I have to stick my nose in here and say that carob is delish to this super-taster!! And I can eat it in the evening without staying awake all night!!!
Posted by: hopeful18, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 10:22pm; Reply: 461
chrissyA, thanks for making me laugh during a tough few hours where I had to adjust to being a non-secretor. :) I know you're right, I've just always skipped the nonnie stuff because I assumed (wrongly) that it didn't apply to me. On a good note, I briefly looked through my SWAMI with non-secretor selected & nothing huge changed for the worse. Also, now white wine & seltzer water changed from avoid to neutral-yay! I really don't eat many neutrals now, but it's good to know that I have some more beverage options that aren't avoids. Now, on to learning about nonnies...
Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 10:37pm; Reply: 462
hopeful18 - White wine is neutral... I'm so envious! It's black dot for me, so I have to get through my wash-out before I get any :'(  A nice crisp New Zealand sauvignon blanc is my favorite - yum - I can't wait. Have a glass for me  ;D
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 1:31am; Reply: 463
Quoted from cajun


Chloe,
Do you like Mr. Itaru better than sip right 4 your type for A?


I like them both, but let me put it this way.  Sip Right for A is highly aromatic and herbal and
I find I'm relaxed after drinking it...but I'm not always in the mood for all that flavor....It smells
delicious...but I don't and can't seem to drink it every day. But Mr. Itaru's tea...I drink about
4-5 cups per day....steeping it a short while, saving tea leaves/rice and re-using it for another
cup.  I crave Mr. Itaru's tea because of the toasted rice flavor.  I crave it the way some people
might crave coffee.  It's got just enough caffeine and just the right flavor to always make me
want more cups.   So it's really like comparing oranges to apples...They are such different
types of experiences for me.......and Sip Right really has no tea leaves...I probably drink 10
times as many cups of Mr. Itaru's tea to Sip Right.
Posted by: 17320 (Guest), Thursday, February 16, 2012, 10:43am; Reply: 464
Hi guys, I'm so used to having corn flakes or museli for breakfast. However, I am aware that full cream milk and 2% low fat milk is a definate NO for teacher genotypes. There is nothing listed in the teacher diet about breakfast cereals? Is there any superfood you can recommend (that is not listed in the Genotype diet book) as substitue for the traditional milk and cereals?  ??)
Posted by: cajun, Friday, February 17, 2012, 12:59am; Reply: 465
Escapade,
Hi and welcome!
I was always a cold cereal and milk girl before Bloodtype diet.
I eat a variety of breakfast foods now ( oatmeal, eggs, buckwheat waffles, protein smoothies) but still enjoy my cereal and milk...a different, compliant way:
Organic Arrowhead Mills maple buckwheat flakes... with almond milk or sometimes rice milk. Another tasty compliant nut and gluten free granola/cereal is cinnamon crunch or cranberry crunch made by Enjoy Life. :)

Hopeful,
Its great you know now! ;)Good luck on your journey. :)

Chloe,
You have me intrigued. I already enjoy Sip Right a few times a week but now will order Mr. Itaru's. 8)
Posted by: hopeful18, Friday, February 17, 2012, 3:26pm; Reply: 466
Quoted from cajun

Organic Arrowhead Mills maple buckwheat flakes... with almond milk or sometimes rice milk. Another tasty compliant nut and gluten free granola/cereal is cinnamon crunch or cranberry crunch made by Enjoy Life. :)

Hopeful,
Its great you know now! ;)Good luck on your journey. :)


Cajun, as always thank you so much for your encouraging words! Also, I just wrote down those breakfast suggestions above to check out at WF.  :)

Escapade, one of my breakfast staples is:
-one egg mixed with a dash of almond milk cooked in almond oil or ghee
- 1 slice rice bread toasted & topped with compliant peanut butter
-cut up 1/2 avocado with lemon juice & sea salt
-1/2 grapefruit

Hope that helps!  :)
Posted by: cajun, Friday, February 17, 2012, 9:30pm; Reply: 467
Hopeful,
Which rice bread do you buy? I cannot find one that isn't like a brick! :P
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, February 17, 2012, 10:01pm; Reply: 468
Quoted from cajun
Hopeful,
Which rice bread do you buy?

cajun,
When we first started this diet, we converted a cornbread recipe in a std. cookbook from wheat/corn to spelt/rice flours using the same (or very close) amounts...  It makes a nice, fluffy, cornbread texture, quick bread.  
Posted by: hopeful18, Saturday, February 18, 2012, 1:21am; Reply: 469
Cajun, I buy "Food for Life Wheat & Gluten Free Brown fruit juice sweetened Rice Bread." According to my SWAMI, I can't have 2 of the ingredients, which are Tapioca Flour & Peach juice. I already knew that & am working towards making my own at home with 100% compliant ingredients as ABJoe suggested above. I just put a slice or two in my toaster (from fridge) & I think it's tastes awesome!

ABJoe, thanks for the bread recipe suggestion above. It gives me encouragement that I can do it too!
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, February 18, 2012, 2:02am; Reply: 470
Regarding compliant breads for Teachers....

My most favorite wheat free, gluten free bread is by Rudi's.....Raisin bread....It's sold in my area...
the gluten free bread is usually found in the freezer department in our health food store...

http://www.rudisbakery.com/

If anyone is near Tampa, FL, there is the best gluten free bread, bagels, rolls, crackers
I've found anywhere...sold by sami's bakery...I'm in NY so I mail order....but their products are amazing. You'd never know they were gluten free.  Click on their gluten free products...all are
wonderful.

http://www.samisbakery.com/
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, February 19, 2012, 3:10am; Reply: 471
Thanks ABJoe and Hopeful! :)
Chloe,
My hfs actually carries both Rudi's and Sami's! I remember looking at both of them and thinking there was an avoid or something that stopped me from buying them. ??)
I will check them out again next week. Thanks!
Posted by: cajun, Monday, February 20, 2012, 5:17pm; Reply: 472
I know there have been numerous threads regarding coconut oil, milk,meat, etc.
I am wondering how many Teachers eat or use coconut oil in any way?
I just purchased some organic oil from Trader Joe's and used it as a hand cream...excellent! I also used it to oil pull and liked it. The meat and milk are avoids on my SWAMI but the oil is a neutral.  ;)                                                          
Posted by: grey rabbit, Monday, February 20, 2012, 8:36pm; Reply: 473
Coconut oil is a superfood for me and I have started to use it regularly. I've been melting it, adding carob, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, and anything else I feel like. It's a great snack.
Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 4:55pm; Reply: 474
It's in many of my geno-harmonic combinations. Mainly I saute with it. I also put it on spaghetti squash, instead of butter. It's pretty yummy  :)

Please don't use it as a facial moisturizer, it has a high comedonegenic tendency  :(
Posted by: purlgirl, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12:42am; Reply: 475
Quoted from chrissyA

Please don't use it as a facial moisturizer, it has a high comedonegenic tendency  :(


What does that mean?

Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 12:45am; Reply: 476
Quoted from chrissyA
it has a high comedonegenic tendency  :(

adj.
Tending to produce or aggravate acne.
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 3:56am; Reply: 477
Oh Chrissy, thank you for the heads up...I love the oil for a hand cream and did put a little on my face before bed last night! :o Won't do that again! ;)
Have any of you used it on your hair?
Posted by: Lin, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 9:50pm; Reply: 478
I've used coconut oil on my face a number of times and it hasn't caused any problems, but then again I tend towards dry skin. Not sure how well I'm absorbing the fish oils either.
Lin
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 11:35pm; Reply: 479
Quoted from cajun
I know there have been numerous threads regarding coconut oil, milk,meat, etc.
I am wondering how many Teachers eat or use coconut oil in any way?
I just purchased some organic oil from Trader Joe's and used it as a hand cream...excellent! I also used it to oil pull and liked it. The meat and milk are avoids on my SWAMI but the oil is a neutral.  ;)                                                          


I use CO to make amaranth pancakes....which is simply one beaten egg mixed with 1/4 cup of amaranth flour, 2 tsp of melted coconut oil, a tsp or two of water and some kind of sweetener..
I switch off from date sugar to agave powder (I found it online in powdered form).  Stevia
always tastes bitter to me.  So anyway, this is the pancake batter....Given there is no gluten in the
recipe, when you pour the batter (and then have to actually use a spatula to create a flatter,
rounder pancake because the mixture is quite thick), you're not going to see bubbles on top
to know when to flip it over.  But at this point, when the batter hits the pan, I sprinkle on some
frozen blueberries...and just pat them into the batter so they won't burn when I flip the
pancake.  Now it gets a little tricky to figure out when it's time to flip the pancake....I think
on a medium low heat it's about 2 minutes....and then I let the other side cook 2 minutes...
and sometimes just turn off the burner, leave the pancake sitting on its flipped side and make
some tea....The pancake is usually done by the time my tea is ready.  I cook the pancake in coconut oil....about a T or less...probably less.

I use coconut oil in cookies instead of butter....I like the flavor.  I rub it all over my skin prior
to getting into a shower....lightly soap up my body and quickly rinse..My skin isn't dry anymore.
I rub it on the bottoms of my dried feet after a shower and then put on socks.  It's helped my
dry heels.  I eat it right out of the jar if I feel like it...a tsp at a time...just love the taste of it..
My body seems to know when it's craving CO.  Not always....but it knows.

I make coconut/carob fudge.....melted CO to which I add some almond butter, carob powder
and a little agave powder plus chopped nuts and a little vanilla. You have to play with the ratio of CO to carob powder (or cocoa if you can have it)...The more carob, the softer and drier the fudge... I've also taken dates and cooked them with water until they became very soft..then strained liquid and used the dates (which I put into a mini food processor and made into
a paste) and used it as a sweetener instead of agave in the fudge.

It's fine on my face....good on scalp and hair...My favorite brand of coconut oil is Nutiva...Most
other brands taste bitter to me.


Posted by: cajun, Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:51am; Reply: 480
Wow, Chloe! Thank you so much for such great info! :K)  ;)
I actually rubbed it on my arms and legs before I went outside today to enjoy a very summer like day! It feels so smooth and silky yet non-greasy.

I will try that pancake tomorrow morning. :) Need to get some amaranth. Could I use brown rice flour? I already have that. I need to get some spelt and want to try kamut, too, as it is a superbene for me. I alwayshave bluberries in my freezer!

Thanks again soooo much! 8)
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, September 8, 2012, 11:40pm; Reply: 481
Hi, the online values in TypeBase are for the BTD, a different diet.

If you are following the GTD Teacher diet use the values in the book.

Welcome!
Posted by: cajun, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 12:39am; Reply: 482
Julieykim,

Welcome! :)
I have a swami but used to follow the teacher diet. Coconut oil is a neutral for me.
The ER4YT book just lists coconuts as an avoid for type A.
The Genotype book says coconut oil is a superfood/diamond for teachers but coconut meat is an avoid.
Posted by: Cocky, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:51pm; Reply: 483
Chloe, thanks for the very useful info about CO.!

I will try the CO. also on my skin. I normally apply grapeseedoil on my skin! Also a drying oil wihich helped a lot of my clients with their dry skin!  Certainly I will try it prior to a shower..   :)
Useful info..

Take care

Cocky 8)
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 5:27pm; Reply: 484
Quoted from Cocky
Chloe, thanks for the very useful info about CO.!

I will try the CO. also on my skin. I normally apply grapeseedoil on my skin! Also a drying oil wihich helped a lot of my clients with their dry skin!  Certainly I will try it prior to a shower..   :)
Useful info..

Take care

Cocky 8)


You're welcome...You know I realized I wrote that CO info in February....I just went back and read
it again...forgot I used to make amaranth pancakes, something I mostly do in winter....I'm going to start doing that again...I forgot how good they were.  So by resurrecting this thread, and reading  my old post again I'm now going to be using my own info :)  Thanks to you and others too! :)

Posted by: sunnyside, Monday, September 10, 2012, 6:17pm; Reply: 485
I am new at Geno Type Diet and put one message last week and very impressed I got the responses. So I  read from page 1 to end and learned a lot.

I appreciate all Teachers contributing here. So I like to share on sardine.

Beans affect my blood sugar and I mainly stay with fish and egg for protein. I checked best option for sardin.

Sardin is mostly available in cans and there are 3 brands without BPA at this time. My local Costco carries Wildplanet in extra olive oil but salt and smoke flavor. If you want no salt, Amazon carries Crown Prince Natural Bristing or directly from Vital Choice.

I like Crown Prince Natural in water and add tamari and my own olive oil.

Thank you All.

Posted by: sunnyside, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 6:59pm; Reply: 486
Anyone knows why yogurt is super food and kiefer is avoid in Teacher Diet? They are both fermented dairy with probiotic and I hate to give up kiefer.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7:36pm; Reply: 487
Quoted from sunnyside
Anyone knows why yogurt is super food and kiefer is avoid in Teacher Diet? They are both fermented dairy with probiotic and I hate to give up kiefer.


I don't know the specific answer to your question....But obviously there is something about
the need for yogurt to keep your digestive system clean vs the need for colonizing the digestive
tract.  Here's an explanation of the differences.

Kefir vs. Yogurt
Both kefir and yogurt are cultured milk products…

…but they contain different types of beneficial bacteria. Yogurt contains transient beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system clean and provide food for the friendly bacteria that reside there. But kefir can actually colonize the intestinal tract, a feat that yogurt cannot match.

Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt, Lactobacillus Caucasus, Leuconostoc, Acetobacter species, and Streptococcus species.

It also contains beneficial yeasts, such as Saccharomyces kefir and Torula kefir, which dominate, control and eliminate destructive pathogenic yeasts in the body. They do so by penetrating the mucosal lining where unhealthy yeast and bacteria reside, forming a virtual SWAT team that housecleans and strengthens the intestines. Hence, the body becomes more efficient in resisting such pathogens as E. coli and intestinal parasites.

Kefir’s active yeast and bacteria provide more nutritive value than yogurt by helping digest the foods that you eat and by keeping the colon environment clean and healthy. Because the curd size of kefir is smaller than yogurt, it is also easier to digest, which makes it a particularly excellent, nutritious food for babies, the elderly and people experiencing chronic fatigue and digestive disorders.



Posted by: sunnyside, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:29pm; Reply: 488
Thank you for your very comprehensive explanation and kiefer seems generally more beneficial. But I stay with yogurt only until I hear differently. Thank you, again.
Posted by: chrissyA, Thursday, September 13, 2012, 11:23pm; Reply: 489
Calling Type A's! Please let me know if my memory and research serve me correctly, or if I've gone off the deep end... or if any of you have had a similar experience.
     I think recall in LY4YT (I can't look it up because I've lent out my book) that Type A's have a higher tendency to Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth - SIBO for short - and that's a main reason why cultured veg are so very good for us - for the rebalancing of our intestenal flora .
     I recently read somewhere (this I know is true!) that rosacea tends to occur very frequently with people who also have SIBO, that recent studies are suggesting the rosacea is actually a symptom of SIBO and not a separate disease of the skin as has been thought for many years.
     Here's the cool part... A friend recently introduced me to kombucha (fermented tea) and I love it and drink a bottle about every other day. What I've noticed is that now, being on SWAMI since February, consuming cultured veg regularly, and having kombucha every other day, my rosacea is completely gone, cleared up without a trace!!! My skin hasn't looked this good in years.
     I'd be interested to know what experiences any of you have had with cultured veg helping you in a specific way, or of any of your experiences if you happen to suffer with rosacea.(blush)
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, September 14, 2012, 12:56am; Reply: 490
Quoted from sunnyside
Thank you for your very comprehensive explanation and kiefer seems generally more beneficial. But I stay with yogurt only until I hear differently. Thank you, again.


You're very welcome....and welcome to the forum :)

Posted by: sunnyside, Friday, September 14, 2012, 4:35pm; Reply: 491
Teachers have most active Thread and I am glad to be a Teacher. I ordered swami to fine tune my diet.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, September 14, 2012, 4:43pm; Reply: 492
great move forward Julie! :)

also find out your secretor status if wanting to finetune further
Posted by: cajun, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 12:19am; Reply: 493
Chrissy,
Yes, SIBO and type A's. I thought I read it in ER4YT.. ;D ??)

Wow, good to know about rosacea and SIBO.

Sadly, kombucha is an avoid on my swami! ??)
Posted by: Snowflake, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 4:52pm; Reply: 494
Hello fellow teachers :)

Does anyone know whether lupine coffee is allowed to drink or not?
I could not find any data in the database here. But since I am tryin' to cut down my coffee intake (it's a beneficial, but I am overdoing it ;D ), and I am on a gluten-free diet, most herbal coffees are out. Teeccino has one with dandelion but I cannot buy/find that here in Germany :(
Long story short, I found a coffee made from lupines (a kind of legume), and it tastes pretty similiar to coffee, so of course I would like to continue using it. But I would feel much better if I knew it was compliant to my genotype/bloodtype.

Any ideas are appreciated!  
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 5:35pm; Reply: 495
Quoted from Snowflake
Hello fellow teachers :)

Does anyone know whether lupine coffee is allowed to drink or not?
I could not find any data in the database here. But since I am tryin' to cut down my coffee intake (it's a beneficial, but I am overdoing it ;D ), and I am on a gluten-free diet, most herbal coffees are out. Teeccino has one with dandelion but I cannot buy/find that here in Germany :(
Long story short, I found a coffee made from lupines (a kind of legume), and it tastes pretty similiar to coffee, so of course I would like to continue using it. But I would feel much better if I knew it was compliant to my genotype/bloodtype.

Any ideas are appreciated!  


Hi Snowflake...I will do my best to answer you although if others have more information, I'm
hoping they'll share their opinions.

I tried to search for you online....attempting to see what lupine beans are.  As a general rule, if something isn't listed on typebase/books/swami it would be considered a neutral and possibly considered neutral because it hasn't been tested or perhaps a plant species isn't universally known or available....but in this case, being that you're using something regularly which might have a lectin in it that is bad for your blood type or GT, it's difficult to tell exactly what bean this lupine is. Or
what other plants it's commonly related to. Do you have a SWAMI?  Is a lupine bean listed at all?  

THe thing is that there are a variety of spellings of lupin/lupine when I was searching...and lupin
is something considered to be toxic...which is why I'm not sure the general rule of assuming
something is neutral when it's potentially going to do harm should apply to a beverage you
might be drinking very often.

See what I mean?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_poisoning

My best suggestion would be to drink green tea, which is known to  be a great antioxidant and listed for most people as beneficial.  Do you have any other teas or beverages listed you could
drink?

Mr. Ituru's green tea is really delicious.  It contains little pieces of roasted brown rice and might
give you that roasted grain beverage taste you're seeking.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP026

Or look for tea called Gen Mai cha.  It would be a toasted rice green tea which is the same thing
as Mr. Ituru's.

You're probably better off mixing caffeinated coffee with half decaf if trying to cut caffeine intake...Coffee
bean is good for type A (generally)
Posted by: Snowflake, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 5:50pm; Reply: 496
wow, thanks for the detailed answer, Chloe!!

I had no idea lupins could be harmful...luckily I am using an organic brand that uses sweet lupins - they are said to be the only not poisonous kind to use for eating/drinking.
But you are right, to be on the safe side I should not go overboard until lupins get tested. I don't have them on my swami; I am assuming they are not that common in the US, arent't they? Even in Europe lupins are a kind of niche product, which is probably why they have not been tested yet.

Luckily, I do like green tea, too! So I think I stick to your advice and have a cup of that one instead of too much lupins coffee - better safe than sorry  :)

but if anyone is interested, according to this source lupins are similar to soybeans but have almost no lectins, so maybe they would be ok for teachers: http://goodgrains.com/competitive_advantage.htm
Posted by: 22187 (Guest), Sunday, October 7, 2012, 3:33pm; Reply: 497
Hi, everyone, I am a Teacher-don't know my secretor status yet-living in Southwest Washington State. Just before Eat Right For Your Type was published, I noticed red meat sat in my stomach like a brick. When I bought the book and read the Type A guidelines, it made perfect sense. So since then I'd been more or less sticking to it. When Genotype diet came out, I bought it immediately, did the tests, and came out a Teacher. I also have back problems that affect my digestion; does any one else have this? And I'm a supertaster but not for the savory foods; I rarely eat things like pie or cookies, etc, anymore because everything tastes sickeningly sweet. I prefer fruit over any baked goods; that and homemade trail mix-the mix I have now is walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, and dried cranberries. I've noticed lately that when I eat bread more than once a day, my weight goes back up. I went to a nutritionist who is familiar with BTD and recommended CALM to keep my bowels going. So far, it's helped some, but not the "twice a day" she says I'll go. Has anyone tried the Detox Protocol and, if so, has it worked? Looking forward to any suggestions and conversation. 8)
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, October 7, 2012, 7:28pm; Reply: 498
Lauren - welcome to Teacherland  :)

You should get the Secretor test done - its important.

Magnesium helps with the bowels.
Wheat is constipating for me and yes I have terrible back pain when I'm blocked up; but I've never heard anyone else mention it.

interest - My SWAMI kept giving me Spelt  and  Kamut (ancient wheat) as beneficial foods  but I found I just couldn't tolerate them so I completely avoid them too.
When I re-ran my SWAMI recently they are now listed as Total Avoid.

Years ago I would have had No idea what was making me sick.  

But the longer I work with my food list  -  the more aware I am of how foods are effecting me for good and bad.
It is very satisfying to me that  a number of foods I have personally stopped eating are now Avoids on my latest SWAMI report.
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, October 7, 2012, 7:32pm; Reply: 499
purlgirl, when you re-ran your SWAMI and got spelt and kamut eliminated did you change anything
in your intake form?

Welcome Lauren....:)

I agree with purlgirl that a secretor test would be very helpful for you.  So would a SWAMI.
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, October 7, 2012, 7:50pm; Reply: 500
Quoted from Chloe


Hi Snowflake...I will do my best to answer you although if others have more information, I'm
hoping they'll share their opinions.

I tried to search for you online....attempting to see what lupine beans are.  As a general rule, if something isn't listed on typebase/books/swami it would be considered a neutral and possibly considered neutral because it hasn't been tested or perhaps a plant species isn't universally known or available....but in this case, being that you're using something regularly which might have a lectin in it that is bad for your blood type or GT, it's difficult to tell exactly what bean this lupine is. Or
what other plants it's commonly related to. Do you have a SWAMI?  Is a lupine bean listed at all?
...


just noticed no one answered your question.

Lupin Seed  is listed in my SWAMI under Vegetable Protein as a Total Avoid at least it is me. I don't know if this is the exact same thing you are referring to.
Posted by: sunnyside, Monday, October 8, 2012, 1:19pm; Reply: 501
I am 54% Teacher from SWAMI and Secretor Test is not done. When I run the SWAMI Secretor and Non-secretor there is no big difference in food choices.

I am debating on doing Secretor test. I appreciate your experience.
Posted by: purlgirl, Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 3:41pm; Reply: 502
Quoted from Chloe
purlgirl, when you re-ran your SWAMI and got spelt and kamut eliminated did you change anything
in your intake form?

Welcome Lauren....:)

I agree with purlgirl that a secretor test would be very helpful for you.  So would a SWAMI.


Don't know how I missed your question.

No I didn't change anything this time.  But I have updated it several times as I figured stuff out.  I think it is just catching with my input and Dr D's ongoing work.  I will check it out again soon. WE and SWAMI are all work in progress  :)

Posted by: 21410 (Guest), Thursday, October 11, 2012, 5:38pm; Reply: 503
Any teacher's with GERD or COPD? Don't know if secretor or not.
Posted by: Snowflake, Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:18pm; Reply: 504
Quoted from purlgirl


just noticed no one answered your question.

Lupin Seed  is listed in my SWAMI under Vegetable Protein as a Total Avoid at least it is me. I don't know if this is the exact same thing you are referring to.


Thanks for gettin' back to that question, purlgirl! Your answer was actually excactely what I needed to read!! That's how I found out I made a mistake in searching my swami since I was typing (I use it as pdf) lupine, with 'e' at the end ::), so this little mispelling "sabotaged" my search :B . Lupin seeds are on my Swami as an absolute avoid, too!!  Goodness, I was still drinking this lupin(e) coffee. So I am glad that I know now I should avoid it from now on. Lupin(e) coffee is made of the lupin seeds, so your answer was of great help to me, thanx very much :)
Posted by: purlgirl, Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:18pm; Reply: 505
ryegate - welcome to the classroom  :D

I don't have GERD or COPD - someone will come along to help you soon meanwhile -

I copied this quote from April 28, 2010 by geminisue    She is a dif blood type but I think this will be of encouragement to you. You can also search for her post  and PM her (personal message, look up toward the top of the page just under "Good morning ryegate")

"I stopped two avoids a week, while eating all beneficials, I had very serious health problems, and they started disappearing soon, afterwords, arthritis pain, from walking with a walker baby steps due to COPD and congestive heart failure, with diabetes, and a heart attack.  No pain in one month, walked with cane within 2 months, off of oxygen completely now, lost 100 pounds, walking on my own, and feeling so much better.  So,I believe, getting rid of wheat and corn,first most important, beneficials important, if serious problems, if not too serious neutral to spice things up, as desired. Within, three weeks, possibly have all avoids eliminated.

Remember your compliant spices and herbs, important!  "


Wheat and Corn are a problem for us too.
Posted by: 21410 (Guest), Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:33pm; Reply: 506
Quoted from purlgirl
ryegate - welcome to the classroom  :D

I don't have GERD or COPD - someone will come along to help you soon meanwhile -

I copied this quote from April 28, 2010 by geminisue    She is a dif blood type but I think this will be of encouragement to you. You can also search for her post  and PM her (personal message, look up toward the top of the page just under "Good morning ryegate")

"I stopped two avoids a week, while eating all beneficials, I had very serious health problems, and they started disappearing soon, afterwords, arthritis pain, from walking with a walker baby steps due to COPD and congestive heart failure, with diabetes, and a heart attack.  No pain in one month, walked with cane within 2 months, off of oxygen completely now, lost 100 pounds, walking on my own, and feeling so much better.  So,I believe, getting rid of wheat and corn,first most important, beneficials important, if serious problems, if not too serious neutral to spice things up, as desired. Within, three weeks, possibly have all avoids eliminated.

Remember your compliant spices and herbs, important!  "


Wheat and Corn are a problem for us too.


Thank you purlgirl!


Posted by: sunnyside, Friday, October 12, 2012, 5:57pm; Reply: 507
Anyone eating snail? It is superfood for me as a Teacher. I am reading Live Right for Your Type and it  is especially recommended for ability to unmask cancerous cells.

Whole Food carries in butter sauce and it costs more than $20.00 per pound with shell.

I appreciate any inputs. Thanks.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:26pm; Reply: 508
Quoted from sunnyside
Anyone eating snail?

I looked around some time ago and couldn't find any that didn't have avoids included, so I opted to go with "Helix Plus" supplement:
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP011
Posted by: sunnyside, Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:06pm; Reply: 509
Thank you ABJoe for the info. I will check the supplement.
Posted by: cajun, Friday, October 12, 2012, 11:22pm; Reply: 510
Hi Sunnyside!

I ate it as a child because I didn't know what it was, just that my Grandmere made this great smelling sauce with butter and garlic! Not anymore! :P My DH loves escargot and eats it at nice restaurants, but he is an O and doesn't "need" it like I do! So, I do as ABJoe does...take the helix from NAP. ;)
Posted by: sunnyside, Saturday, October 13, 2012, 1:59am; Reply: 511
Hi Cajun, I rather eat the food than supplement but I will consider Helix Plus. I found out Trader Joe used carry frozen one two years ago. TJ's customer service says they discontinued because it is not selling. I am going to keep looking.

Thank you.
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, October 14, 2012, 5:15am; Reply: 512
Snails - Escargot   === also a Diamond for me, but I haven't really got into them.  Really should bc there is so much cancer in my family.

One of my sis got a can of snails - opened, drained, froze enough to be able to chop them --- then saute them with mushrooms -- made a wonderful Speghetti sauce.  Really couldn't tell them apart (mushrooms and snails)  :D

I would eat them again - but not raw  :P
Posted by: purlgirl, Sunday, October 14, 2012, 5:24am; Reply: 513
Quoted from purlgirl


Don't know how I missed your question.

No I didn't change anything this time.  But I have updated it several times as I figured stuff out.  I think it is just catching with my input and Dr D's ongoing work.  I will check it out again soon. WE and SWAMI are all work in progress  :)

-----------
Subject - my saying: Spelt and Kamut went from Beneficial to Avoid in my SWAMI.

Update:  I reran my SWAMI and found I had somehow changed something -- can't figure out how.  Some information fields were completely blank - don't know why.

Corrected my info and it's very close to what it was before.     ::)

So if you see any radical changes (example - food goes from Diamond to Avoid) go right back and make sure you haven't erraced some info accidently

Still love my SWAMI.

Posted by: sunnyside, Sunday, October 14, 2012, 2:33pm; Reply: 514
Quoted from purlgirl
Snails - Escargot   === also a Diamond for me, but I haven't really got into them.  Really should bc there is so much cancer in my family.

One of my sis got a can of snails - opened, drained, froze enough to be able to chop them --- then saute them with mushrooms -- made a wonderful Speghetti sauce.  Really couldn't tell them apart (mushrooms and snails)  :D

I would eat them again - but not raw  :P


Do you know where you can get the can? I have checked local stores or online but no luck yet. Some online article mentioned get from your garden.
Posted by: chrissyA, Sunday, October 14, 2012, 11:47pm; Reply: 515
I buy these - they're rediculously expensive but well worth the extra $$$. Yum!
http://www.igourmet.com/search/search.asp?keywords=escargot&search.x=20&search.y=11
Posted by: sunnyside, Monday, October 15, 2012, 3:29pm; Reply: 516
Hi chrissyA, thank you for the info. I have checked their web site and am going to order soon.  :)
Posted by: 25311 (Guest), Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 4:52pm; Reply: 517
New to the GenoType as of this past weekend.  Can anyone tell me if there are updates to the food lists based on GenoType?  All I see on the main site is links for Blood Type.  Based on results from a web quiz I came across on one of the links, it's recommended I follow GenoType more closely than BTD.

Also, any recommendations on substitutions for someone who's Gluten Intolerant as well?

Haven't tested secretor status yet, and can't afford the test at present until I find a job.  Waiting on SWAMI as well until I've made some changes myself and can afford the cash outlay.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 10:10pm; Reply: 518
Quoted from 25311
Can anyone tell me if there are updates to the food lists based on GenoType?

Also, any recommendations on substitutions for someone who's Gluten Intolerant as well?

There isn't a place for updates to the Genotype Diet food lists, and I haven't heard of any.  SWAMI makes the best diet, but I understand the need to wait for the budget...

It is hard to make any yeast based bread without gluten, but many use a flax focaccia style bread.  
We make pancakes with rice flour, flax, and almond flour along with the standard wet ingredients.  We also use rice and flax to make a pizza dough.  We use rice, arrowroot, and almond for sugar cookies...  It just depends on what carbohydrates you can use and mix and match until you get a good combination...
Posted by: 25311 (Guest), Thursday, January 3, 2013, 3:50am; Reply: 519
OOPs.  Recheck of results makes me change to Warrior from Teacher (followed wrong link on finger length).  Though I don't match some of the base characteristics, I already eat most of the superfoods on the list and avoid most of the avoids for Warrior.

Thanks for the info on the bread.  I've been using some box mixes recently as well as a navy bean and rice from the farmer's market.  Going to limit the premade and check ingredients more closely.

Planning breakfasts based on eggs, occassional GF cereal or oatmeal or fruit smoothies with yogurt or kefir.  The elimination of ALL red meat and poultry and most cheese will be tough, but I've noted a few neutrals when I match up the differnt food lists.

Adjusting a few items at a time as I remove items from the cupboards and refrigerator.

Erica
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8:03pm; Reply: 520
It is a snowy day today and I am stuck inside... :o not good for this outside kind of gal!! ;D Love the beauty and gazing out the windows and all but: not in the mood for housework, laundry is done, not ready to bake so I am in a daydreaming mood. 8)

Questions for other teachers:

1. Do you have to plan your day ahead of time or do you wake up and go with the flow?
2. Do you feel guilty if you have not physically accomplished something each day?
3. Are you more compliant during any one specific season or pretty much the same all year? (ex: I tend to be the most compliant in spring and summer due to variety of fruits and veggies I love to fill up on.) I think I want too many carbs in cold weather. ??)
4. Do you have chronic sinus/nasal issues year round?
5. Do you enjoy many types of music? (ex; genres on my iPod include rock, pop, oldies, cajun, celtic, Israeli(Ishtar), French, country, reggae and Gregorian/Franciscan/Benedictine chants)
Posted by: Wally, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8:07pm; Reply: 521
Hello everyone, A+ sec Teacher here. Corn Starch is listed as a neutral in SWAMI, but Potatoe starch is not listed. Any thoughts on what it would be?
Thanks.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 10:01pm; Reply: 522
Quoted from Wally
...listed as a neutral in SWAMI, but Potatoe starch is not listed. Any thoughts on what it would be?

Use the listing in Live Foods for Potato, White with Skin.
Posted by: Adam, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 10:57pm; Reply: 523
Hi, cajun.

Wish I could stay "stuck inside" sometimes, especially when we get a foot of snow or during a hard rain, but, alas, I still have to get up and go to work.  When retirement comes, will be nice to just hang around the house and take care of myself.  But, I know what you mean, I get "cabin fever" even on the weekends and just have to get out at least for an hour or I go nuts.

Here's my answers to your questions:

1. About the only planning I do is making a shopping list.  If I don't, I'll surely forget something and then get so mad when I get home.  I'll start cooking and there's a missing ingredient...argh!  There are other lists, too, like for the library, what to take on a trip, etc.  I go with the flow with just about everything on a free day that I'm not working.  Except for meal planning...that is planned to a T.  If not, then there's nothing ready to eat, and them I'm faced with he horrid prospect of going out and killing my compliance.  Keeping extra meals in the freezer is a must, too, to keep me compliant.

2. Not really.  I'm not too much into exercise these days.  I plan on doing more walking when the weather improves, but these winter months are keeping me like a hibernating bear who simply drives himself from cave to work and back to cave again.  Cooking itself is exercise to me.  I'm on my feet sometimes for up to two hours straight preparing something.  I can make some really elaborate meals sometimes, and like to make extra and freeze it for later.  Not really exercise, I guess, but it wears me out.

3. It seems as if warm weather brings on the most temptations for me.  Firing up the grill for hamburgers or steaks (big no no's).  Or trips to Dairy Queen.  Or traveling somewhere, and then having to go out to eat.  Winter forces me to stay in so I then cook and stay compliant.  I can get great produce year round, so spring/summer really doesn't bring anything special to my diet.  Maybe a nice local watermelon, but that's about it.  Most of the local vege's at the farmers market here in spring/summer seem to be avoids, or vege's I don't like.

4. No chronic sinus/nasal issues, never been bothered with that.  

5. Music... well, I can play the piano.  Love just about every type of music.  Was in musicals in high school.  Been to several concerts.  Have written a little music.  Have tons of music that I listen to.  Actually listening to some jazz as I write this.  Our university library has over 6,000 CD's of many genres which keeps me busy discovering new stuff all the time.  And, of course there's the internet.  There are full albums of music on Youtube that I listen to at work all day long.  I also love movies, but only enjoy watching them at home.  I hate going to the movies, and not too crazy on going to concerts anymore either.

Hope that helped.   :)
Posted by: Adopted4, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 2:07am; Reply: 524
Good questions Cajun.

#1. I can't give you a definitive answer because there's some routineness and flexibility in my average days homeschooling 4 children. The flexibility works well for me as long as I"m not running around in the car or with the kids all the time on a moment's notice.

#2. I won't feel guilty if not much gets done from time to time because I don't need to stress myself out unnecessarily; my kids do a good enough job of that themselves. Of course, I don't make excuses for being perpetually lazy which is morally unacceptable. It's just that I"m in a season of life raising my children where sometimes you have to expect the unexpected and therefore some days I don't feel like a lot got done. Sometimes it's O.K. to let yourself off the hook. 3 out of 4 of my kids are primarily self-learners so they can have productive days when occasionally I don't.

#3. I've only been doing this diet for a little over a year, so not a lot of time has gone by. I don't find compliance is related to the seasons, but has a lot more to do with traveling or moving. I crave ice cream more in warm weather also, but I also like to buy a candy bar or 2 when I shop.

#4. I've had chronic sinus/nasal problems all my life, but I"m primarily more susceptible to problems in cool or cold weather when more viruses are going around. Therefore, I can get away with eating more dairy without a problem in the summer.

#5. I have to admit I am technologically illiterate and if it wasn't for my husband, I probably wouldn't even be on these forums. I like music from my generation (70's and 80's rock music) and also contemporary Christian music, as well as some kinds of classical music. I used to play piano and clarinet when I was young, but I did not continue in it.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 2:49pm; Reply: 525
Questions for other teachers:

1. Do you have to plan your day ahead of time or do you wake up and go with the flow?

I will only plan my day if I know I have something specific to do, but I prefer not to plan the day before
it begins if I have the luxury of waking up and deciding where I want to go, who I want to call to go
with me....I like a blank slate.


2. Do you feel guilty if you have not physically accomplished something each day?

Guilt is not a word in my vocabulary.  Life experience has taught me to take time to enjoy the moment...so often I can linger/waste time doing whatever feels good to me. If I haven't
accomplished a thing, I don't much care.  I am personally not judging or measuring myself for productivity.  I'm an artist....and it's difficult to be creative unless spontaneous......The randomness of any moment, my awareness of where I am and what I'm observing is often inspirational. I always prefer the journey more than the actual outcome.  I'm just wired that way.  It can often be perceived as
being unproductive. But there's a high level of daydreaming that goes along with getting into a right brained/creative zone.

It just dawned upon me after writing this that "physically" isn't clear to me whether you meant exercise or
something else.  But my answer is the same.  I'm not judging myself for anything that is or is not accomplished.
I think high achievers are wired this way. They are always pressuring themselves to do something of value.
To me, there is great value in vegging out.  LOL

3. Are you more compliant during any one specific season or pretty much the same all year? (ex: I tend to be the most compliant in spring and summer due to variety of fruits and veggies I love to fill up on.) I think I want too many carbs in cold weather.

I seem to have the same compliancy level for all seasons....I merely buy different produce when
fruits and veggies are in season. I love winter root vegetables and eat them when it's cold..I save my
juicing and fresh salads for warmer weather.  Love apples in winter, peaches/watermelon in summer..
Easy to just adapt.

4. Do you have chronic sinus/nasal issues year round?

No

5. Do you enjoy many types of music? (ex; genres on my iPod include rock, pop, oldies, cajun, celtic, Israeli(Ishtar), French, country, reggae and Gregorian/Franciscan/Benedictine chants)

Yes.  I have a very eclectic mix of music genres I listen to often.  
Posted by: cajun, Friday, February 22, 2013, 8:29pm; Reply: 526
Thanks to all who answered my questions! :K) :)
I hope more teachers will add to this info. I was curious as to any connection amongst our genotype.

So far, we enjoy music! :D
I get a feeling, even from just these few participants, that we would have wonderful, contemplative conversations. ;)

And...I really wanted to know how much I have in common with other teachers.  8) Quite a bit, actually.  ;)  
Posted by: Adam, Friday, February 22, 2013, 8:35pm; Reply: 527
Cajun... Noticed you are ISFJ.  Me too!  

We Teachers may have more in common than we think.
Posted by: purlgirl, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2:41am; Reply: 528
Cajun ---nice discussion  :)

I'm also ISFJ.

1. Do you have to plan your day ahead of time or do you wake up and go with the flow?

We are retired so life is pretty easy going around here. When there is something important in the mix  I definately do better planing things out.  Less pressure and stress if I know how things are going to go.

2. Do you feel guilty if you have not physically accomplished something each day?

Not guilty. I can enjoy what I call a zero stress day. But in the big picture yes I do need to feel productive and appreciated when I work hard. And I like working hard for something I feel is meaningful.

3. Are you more compliant during any one specific season or pretty much the same all year? (ex: I tend to be the most compliant in spring and summer due to variety of fruits and veggies I love to fill up on.) I think I want too many carbs in cold weather.

I think Winter is hardest for me - it’s cold so I’m home and inside a lot more = eating more.
I have to limit carbs all year - I don’t digest them well - they just make me feel all blocked up.
My biggest problem is year round - my DH and DGD loves junk/fast food. So my battle is constant.


4. Do you have chronic sinus/nasal issues year round?

Yes, all year. more manageable if I stay away from Avoids like Wheat and most Dairy

5. Do you enjoy many types of music? (ex; genres on my iPod include rock, pop, oldies, cajun, celtic, Israeli(Ishtar), French, country, reggae …)

Yes, love music (you forgot to include classical). Also listening is my best way of learning. Even better to follow along with printed material/outline while someone reads/lectures. I think I would have gotten much better grades at school with that method. The 'read these chapters and take a test tomorrow" was a disaster for me.
Posted by: cajun, Monday, February 25, 2013, 12:35am; Reply: 529
Adam,
I agree! ;)
Purlgirl,
Classical music..of course..so sorry ..I do enjoy it but don't listen to it as much as I do the other genres.
Learning in school...I have always been a visual learner. I envy people who can hear something and absorb it..my oldest son has that gift. I need to see/do and repeat..then I remember. ;)

Another question for you ISFJ teachers...
Was this listed on your Swami report as one of your passes under strength testing?
It is under my second pass as  "characteristic of teacher".
Posted by: Adopted4, Monday, February 25, 2013, 3:20am; Reply: 530
I, too, am an ISF-J (I just had hubby update my signature line and personal information). It was listed under the second pass of Teacher characteristics, also.

As a matter of fact, SWAMI had me classified as a Warrior until I entered my ISF-J status which was the catalyst in changing my genotype. However, I had the wrong secretor status entered at that time when I thought I was probably a non-secretor. Re-running my SWAMI as a secretor when the result was confirmed simply increased my association with the Teacher genotype from 38% to 42%. Perhaps if I had the right secretor status entered correctly from the first time I ran SWAMI it would have classified me as a Teacher initially. Anyway, I'm still glad I know I have a close association with the Warrior genotype (I do look like a Warrior with my long, narrow head and face).
Posted by: Adam, Monday, February 25, 2013, 5:12pm; Reply: 531
Quoted from cajun
Another question for you ISFJ teachers...
Was this listed on your Swami report as one of your passes under strength testing?
It is under my second pass as  "characteristic of teacher".


My SWAMI results:

Your results: 38 % of your epigenetic variation is encapsulated in the GT3 Teacher profile.

Torso to Leg Ratio /Characteristic of Teacher.
Your torso is longer than your legs.
Your ABO blood type (A) is characteristic of Teacher.
Secretor status is often observed in Teacher GenoType.
PROP slight taster /Characteristic of Teacher.
Tendon sinews /Characteristic of Teacher.
Lactose intolerance /Characteristic of Teacher.
MBI EI(I) Attitude suggestive of GenoType /Characteristic of Teacher.
MBI JP(J) Function suggestive of GenoType /Characteristic of Teacher.
MBI SN(S) Function suggestive of GenoType /Characteristic of Teacher.
MBI TF(F) Function suggestive of GenoType /Characteristic of Teacher.
Posted by: Lin, Monday, February 25, 2013, 5:54pm; Reply: 532
I'm INFP...and I think th NF part  is the Explorer in me that comes up on the Swami report depending on what I tick on health history.

1. Do you have to plan your day ahead of time or do you wake up and go with the flow?

I've never been a big planner, but do like to think of a few things I want to accomplish during the day. If I have a few errands out of the house I like to plan in what order to do them to be efficient. But otherwise like to go with the flow otherwise.

2. Do you feel guilty if you have not physically accomplished something each day? Not at the weekendby, but do generally like to be feel I've dones some thing productive.

4. Do you have chronic sinus/nasal issues year round? Used to have a lot of these issues before I got off gluten/dairy.  Started getting Bronchitis also in my 30's.  So glad to have left that behind.

5. Do you enjoy many types of music? (Yes, most music from classic to rock.  Not a big fan of rap.

3. Are you more compliant during any one specific season or pretty much the same all year? I think I'm fairly consistent but would agree that in cold weather that desire for carbs might make me cheat.
Posted by: chrissyA, Monday, February 25, 2013, 8:18pm; Reply: 533
Quoted from Adam
Cajun... Noticed you are ISFJ.  Me too!

I am too!(smile)
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1:03am; Reply: 534
Hi, Chrissy! 8)

Adam,
Your profile looks like mine...minus the lactose intolerance.
                            ...add meso-ecto somatype/characteristic of teacher.
My tendon sinews are very visible and I am a moderate taster.

Lin,
My answers are like all of yours except #4.. :( I wish the sinus stuff was behind me.
Hopefully someday soon. ;)

adopted 4,
Even though we identify the most as teachers,
I understand you "feeling" your warrior part! Lin and I both feel our "explorerness"...right, Lin?  ;D
Posted by: grey rabbit, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1:41am; Reply: 535
I don't plan the day, I just try to get everything done that is on my mental list, and if I really don't feel like it I don't push it because then it won't be done right ( with the exception of house cleaning for anticipated house guests, that gets done wether I want to or not :( )

I don't do guilt

I've never had sinus problems   ;D

I enjoy most genres of music, but not pop or  modern country western, do like classic country though Patsy Cline and such

I am very compliant because it is soooooo easy! My only "cheat" is green chile once in a great while. And I don't think that is even too bad since chile peppers are a black dot.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:17pm; Reply: 536
GR and Lin..... your answers are closer to mine than some of the other Teachers....and I'm also an INFP.  
Posted by: 35313 (Guest), Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:58pm; Reply: 537
Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and so far the discussions have been really helpful!

I am genotype teacher A+, and in the book Soba is a superfood for our type, however, I recently purchased Soba noodles and it turns out they are not 100% buckwheat, they also have whole wheat flour in them!

Is this okay for our type, or should I just not use them?

Any help will be appreciated, thank you! :)
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 1:49pm; Reply: 538
Quoted from 35313
Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and so far the discussions have been really helpful!

I am genotype teacher A+, and in the book Soba is a superfood for our type, however, I recently purchased Soba noodles and it turns out they are not 100% buckwheat, they also have whole wheat flour in them!

Is this okay for our type, or should I just not use them?

Any help will be appreciated, thank you! :)


Hi and welcome srishtimahant ..:)

I would avoid whole wheat for now.  It's not a healing food and most wheat products are on the
toxin list, unless sprouted, and then some are black dots.  If you read the book, you've learned that
black dot foods can be incorporated back into the diet, randomly, as health issues permit, after the
60-90 day washout period. (the amount of time when you've avoided all toxins).

As for noodles/pasta in general, there are many brown rice pastas that taste good and work well with sauces.  I happen to like TInkyada rice pasta noodles which contain rice bran.  I know
you're talking about buckwheat but the only 100% buckwheat noodles I've found are super expensive and get a bit mushy when cooked.  They seem to go from al dente to mush pretty quickly,
although they tasted good.

Feel free to discuss any Teacher issues you might have.  How long have you been following the diet?

Posted by: Adam, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 2:25pm; Reply: 539
Quoted from 35313
Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and so far the discussions have been really helpful!

I am genotype teacher A+, and in the book Soba is a superfood for our type, however, I recently purchased Soba noodles and it turns out they are not 100% buckwheat, they also have whole wheat flour in them!

Is this okay for our type, or should I just not use them?

Any help will be appreciated, thank you! :)


Hello, and welcome.   :)

I've yet to find any Soba noodles that didn't contain wheat.  I have a SWAMI and it says Buckwheat/Soba are diamonds.  I don't care for the taste of buckwheat, so I simply don't eat it.  There are many other choices on my superfoods carbs list and I just choose the ones I like.  I'm head over heals in love with the flax crackers that I make, and they make me feel wonderful and the flax is healing me greatly.  I also just discovered Quinoa, having turned my nose up at it all these years thinking it looked like bird seed.  Now, I cook it in my rice cooker and it comes out great!  Just had some yesterday for the first time and it was darn good stuff.

As far as pasta goes, I have semolina as a dot, and I'm part Italian, so to me, pasta means 100% semolina imported from Italy.  And, I accept no substitutes.  So, down the road, once I meet my weight loss goal, I will indulge in some pasta once in a blue moon.  Also, it really depends on how wheat affects your health, how much you exercise to burn it off, and what your goals are.
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 3:21pm; Reply: 540
http://www.edenfoods.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=108300

100% soba buckwheat noodles.
Posted by: Lin, Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:52pm; Reply: 541
Cajun/Chloe,
Definitely very similar......I had that sense from other posts.
Lin
Posted by: 35313 (Guest), Monday, April 1, 2013, 9:02pm; Reply: 542
Hello :)

Can anybody recommend any recipes for sauces using teacher superfoods?
I made salmon fishcakes but I'm sick of mustard and couldn't think of any sauce I could use and they were so dry :(

Thank youu :)
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, April 1, 2013, 11:35pm; Reply: 543
Quoted from 35313
Hello :)

Can anybody recommend any recipes for sauces using teacher superfoods?
I made salmon fishcakes but I'm sick of mustard and couldn't think of any sauce I could use and they were so dry :(

Thank youu :)


Pesto sauce is an option....just brush on top of raw fish and bake.  

2 cups basil leaves (fresh leaves only & firmly packed 2 cups)
3/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
3/4 cup olive oil (I use Extra-Virgin)
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup pine nuts

Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor & cover.

Blend on medium speed about 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth.

Or make a lemon sauce
1 c. chicken broth
1/2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
4 tsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. butter
2 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. dill weed, if desired

this works on 2 pounds of fish fillets

Combine broth, peel and cornstarch; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter, lemon juice and dill weed.
Place fish on lightly greased rack in broiler pan. Lightly brush with sauce. Broil about 4 inches from heat 5 minutes. With wide spatula, turn fish over. Lightly brush with more sauce. Broil 3 to 7 minutes longer or until fish flakes when tested with fork. Serve remaining sauce with fish. 4 servings.

Or a Dill Lemon sauce

1/2 c. butter (or ghee)
2 tbsp. flour *anything compliant for you
1/2 tsp. dill
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chicken broth
2 tsp. lemon juice

Melt butter in pan. whisk in flour, bouillon, dill and salt. Blend in broth. Cook until thickens. Stir in lemon juice and serve over poached or broiled fish.

I know you said you were tired of mustard but my daughter in law bakes salmon after brushing the top with
mustard and then adding ground nuts.  She roasts at 400 and it comes out delicious!

Hope this gives you some options.  :)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7:43am; Reply: 544
Kroger has organic 100% buckwheat soba in the Asian aisle
Posted by: Adam, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:38pm; Reply: 545
Here's a tomatillo salsa that works on my Teacher SWAMI:

Roast tomatillos in the oven at 400 degrees until they start to blacken.
Put them in a blender or food processor with a clove of garlic, chopped onion, lemon or lime juice, chopped fresh cilantro, some spices like cumin, turmeric, and hot paprika, and then a dash of sea salt.
Pour that on fish or salmon cakes for a nice treat.
Posted by: Adam, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 4:13pm; Reply: 546
Another one... last time I pan seared a chinook salmon filet, I put in the pan:

1 tsp Sesame oil
1 tsp Tamari
1 tsp Barley Malt
1 clove chopped garlic
Varying amounts of hot paprika, turmeric, oregano, and thyme

When done and removed to a plate, poured on some lemon juice and a dash of sea salt.

The barley malt and tamari make the filet have a nice dark look to it that I love.  And, all the senses are firing at once... sweet, sour, spicy, salty, and savory.
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, May 3, 2013, 5:46am; Reply: 547
Adam - your recipes sound wonderful - keep the ideas coming.
Posted by: Adam, Friday, May 3, 2013, 1:40pm; Reply: 548
Quoted from purlgirl
Adam - your recipes sound wonderful - keep the ideas coming.


Thanks.  :)
Posted by: Lisa F, Monday, May 27, 2013, 7:21pm; Reply: 549
Hi Everyone!  After following low carb high protein for a while and having a ton of digestion issues, I decided to re-explore BTD which had been recommended to me years ago.  Found the forums and I have been reading for a few weeks now.  First I borrowed GTD book from the library, but then realized most were recommending SWAMI.  I rec'd SWAMI this morning and ran it - 42% Teacher!  I love the food lists I am allowed.  Even being lactose intolerant, there is cheese!   ;D  The challenge is going to be following it - my DH is the main cook and a type O meat eater.  He would eat beef 7 days a week.  My turn to take over the groceries and cooking.  

The information on this thread has been so useful to me and made my entries into SWAMI so much easier!  Looking forward to my new way of eating!
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 27, 2013, 9:01pm; Reply: 550
Congratulations on getting your SWAMI...  Glad you like the food lists, as I had a similar reaction when I did mine.

I hope you get in the kitchen and do your cooking so you heal quickly...
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, May 27, 2013, 10:47pm; Reply: 551
Hi Lisa and welcome....We have a few common denominators....I am a Sagittarius, A+ Teacher but
I'm an INFP...:)

In my experience with cheese, see if you can find manchego cheese.  It's made from sheep's milk and
the one I tolerate best.  Same with ghee.  Don't focus heavily on cheese.....try to get plenty of plant
foods, especially vegetables, beans, soy foods and stay within your grain portions or go a bit under.  I find I will gain
weight on maximum portions of grains.  So what I do is bake with almond flour.....muffins.....and
check out the recipe file on this website and look for some of the gluten free options.  That will take
you away from grains that are likely going to be troublesome if you're trying to heal your gut.
A "ton" of digestive issues needs plant foods, not gluten grains.  Although the low overgrowth
cheeses will help heal your gut so try to incorporate a few to see how you do.

At first, I did super poorly on dairy.  WIth time and diligence I did a lot better.  I now can eat
pecorino, manchego, yogurt without issues.   I find imported cheese when cows or sheep have
grazed on grass is way more tolerable.

Gut issues....Check out Intrinsa, Gastro D.

Good luck.....come back and ask questions if you have any.....Lots of Teachers here will be happy to help you out!
Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 1:24am; Reply: 552
Welcome Lisa F and congratulations on your SWAMI ;D
Posted by: Lisa F, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 1:24pm; Reply: 553
Thanks for the Welcome!  

Chloe, thank you for your suggestions.  I had never heard of manchego cheese before.  We have a local cheese market - if they don't have it, I am pretty sure they can bring it in for me.  I made some ghee last week and I love it!  Hard to stick to just 1 tsp though.  SWAMI has my grains pretty low already 3 servings a day with 1/4 cup cereal, 1/2 muffin or 1 slice bread being a serving.  I have never had soy products before, but willing to give them a try.  I will also check into Intrinsa and Gastro D.   :)
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 10:00pm; Reply: 554
Hi Lisa!

Isn't swami great? It makes this way of eating much easier. ;) I love the teacher diet, too. Even though I have many explorer tendencies, I much prefer this plan and do pretty well. I enjoy the large variety of foods for the teacher. ;D  
Posted by: 47406 (Guest), Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:46pm; Reply: 555
I am going to transition into the Teacher's Diet over the next month or two.  I have too much wheat in my house right now to go cold turkey.  I was wondering if there are any packaged breads or artichoke flour pastas out there that you guys can recommend.  Also, if I make bread with a bread maker, are there any good recipes that you can recommend.

I have a lot of white lines in my fingerprints.  I'd like to see what this diet can do for me, but I think the wheat is going to be the hardest thing for me to remove from my diet at this point.
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 4:48pm; Reply: 556
Quoted from 47406
I am going to transition into the Teacher's Diet over the next month or two.  I have too much wheat in my house right now to go cold turkey.  I was wondering if there are any packaged breads or artichoke flour pastas out there that you guys can recommend.  Also, if I make bread with a bread maker, are there any good recipes that you can recommend.

I have a lot of white lines in my fingerprints.  I'd like to see what this diet can do for me, but I think the wheat is going to be the hardest thing for me to remove from my diet at this point.


Hi Altinker and welcome :)

Cannot find 100% artichoke pasta anywhere.  If you can't get rid of your wheat products cold turkey at least consider sprouted wheat breads, brown rice pasta (Tinkyada is my favorite brand
but if you're near Trader Joe's they have their own label of brown rice pastas which is just as good).

Recipes are on this forum and many are great...  Search for "gluten free" muffins, cookies and
just browse in general.  I'm sure you're going to see a lot of recipes you'd want to try.

This is my favorite gluten free website for baking.
http://www.elanaspantry.com/

This is my favorite site on the web for finding whatever recipe I'm looking for....no matter what
the ingredients.

http://www.yummly.com/

But you can google any recipe you're looking for and wind up at great websites too.  SO much
free recipes online....so many of them can be compliant if you read the basics.....

You can try going to the foodnetwork.com

Or Allrecipes.com

I've learned how to sub applesauce and soaked dates for sweeteners.....I use EVOO in everything
I bake even if it's a cookie or muffin or else I use ghee.  Try to use your beneficials in place of
ingredients when you can.  And most gluten free flours work well in baking....sometimes the
batter is heavier, but I fix that with beating eggs separately and folding together to give lightness
to batters.

Consider buying some new flours for baking....quinoa flour, spelt flour, amaranth, brown rice,
sorghum.....Go by your SWAMI list of beneficial grains.

And try not to focus on grains very much..  In all likelihood, your gut has been damaged from gluten in wheat and you want it to heal on this diet.....and it's likely you would do well to take a few months of the supplement Deflect for type A just to clear your
body of lectin damage.

  IF you still think you need wheat, like I mentioned before, buy sprouted wheat bread,
but honestly, I don't eat any gluten grains and don't miss them at all.. Focus on fruits, vegetables, beans, good fats, nuts, seeds, soy foods like tofu, tempeh.  Think PLANTS and good
sources of protein....cheese, eggs, high quality fish, some turkey...

Try not to eat the same foods every single day.  It's how we get hooked on foods like wheat...

Do your best....we're all here to help you.

Good luck :)

Please come back and report your progress, issues or struggles... We've all been there....and are
still going forward!
Posted by: 47406 (Guest), Thursday, May 30, 2013, 4:40am; Reply: 557
Okay, I have a question.  I just got my secretor test back, and I'm a non-secretor.  I also don't know if I am ecto-meso or meso.  I initially set my profile to ecto-meso and secretor and came out a teacher.  Then, I changed it to meso and non-secretor and came out a warrior.  I did a wrist test from one of the websites, and it said I was ecto.  I'm 5'2", 44, and 121 lbs.  I really don't fluctuate on weight much, but this is the heavier end of the spectrum for me.  If I change the body type, it seems to change my profile.

Do you guys have any good info on this?
Posted by: 47406 (Guest), Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:07am; Reply: 558
Okay, very strange.  I went back and changed my body type to ecto-meso since I found an online questionnaire, and I'm still a warrior.  I was a teacher before.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:51am; Reply: 559
don t get too hung up on the GT
Quoted Text
Dr D
It doesn't pay to get too hung up on the genotype determination that SWAMI supplies. The six basic types were more mission-critical with the GTD book. In
software you can make an infinite number of gray-scale variations, and indeed if you cross-compare between the different diets that result due to subtle
changes that result in different genotype outcomes you will find that they still bear considerable similarity to each other; the genotype serving to provide
a sort of 'targeted filter' more than a specific either-or type outcome.


As an AB it can be a bit more frustrating as there are the greatest number possible genotypes (which in a way makes sense, since the physical determinants become more important; and indeed ABs do seem to have a significant amount of physical distinctions between themselves and between the genders.)
Posted by: unclepaul, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 5:46pm; Reply: 560
Hey everyone new to the forum thing but I'll get it figured out in time. Another a+non secretor teacher genotype here at least I think I'm a teacher. Been dealing with health issues most of my life and after learning I was non secretor last year now suspect why. In the last year or so figured out I cant do the dairy recommended any wheat products, eat spelt instead, and recently peanut butter and peanuts, pretty sure its the molds on nuts and seeds that stuff me up and make my ears itch. Was thinking the non secretor blood type diet without the moldy foods might be my best option, or and the reason I'm on here maybe try the swami program, looking for opinions.

Thanks,

Paul
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:37pm; Reply: 561
Quoted from unclepaul
Hey everyone new to the forum thing but I'll get it figured out in time. Another a+non secretor teacher genotype here at least I think I'm a teacher. Been dealing with health issues most of my life and after learning I was non secretor last year now suspect why. In the last year or so figured out I cant do the dairy recommended any wheat products, eat spelt instead, and recently peanut butter and peanuts, pretty sure its the molds on nuts and seeds that stuff me up and make my ears itch. Was thinking the non secretor blood type diet without the moldy foods might be my best option, or and the reason I'm on here maybe try the swami program, looking for opinions.

Thanks,

Paul


Hi unclepaul and welcome.

Did you take the test to see which diet would work best for you?

I'm a Teacher who began on this diet without tolerating dairy.  A few years into it and I'm somewhat able to eat a few things like yogurt, manchego cheese and parmesan/romano, but
days afterwards, I feel the effects.  So I don't think I really tolerate dairy either and am totally
intolerant of gluten.  It's easy to substitute gluten free grains, but to totally eliminate dairy,
it might just be easier to do the A non secretor diet for a few weeks and see how you feel. You
might get enough benefits before you decide to delve into the Teacher's diet.

Maybe read this and see if the BTD feels right for you.
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/1.htm

Spelt I'm sure you know is a gluten grain....but still, if you're not celiac or have severe gut
problems, spelt should work.

Sounds like you've got allergies and perhaps mold/yeast issues.  If given a choice, I'd choose
good quality peanut butter over loose peanuts.  Peanut butter isn't a moldy food.  As for
other nuts, you could soak them and then dry them in your oven on a low temperature...Or
just be careful where you buy your nuts.  I like nuts.com  Their nuts are super fresh and I
never had a mold problem.  Buying nuts in bins in a health food store is where I find the
nuts aren't rotated well.  Mold can become a problem.

My opinion is that you'd probably be fine on the BTD for A....following the non secretor options.
Here's my logic.  If you're sure you're definitely type A, and sure you're a nonnie, then there is just
one diet to follow with many options to be taking BTD specific formulas plus following health protocols.  If by any chance you're an Explorer or remotely a Warrior due to faulty measuring (this happened to me), then being on the wrong diet and finding out when it's not feeling right is simply wasting time.
Just seems like there is less room for error if you're not 100% positive you're a Teacher.

For specific health issues, check here for protocol support.
http://www.dadamo.com/protocols/index.htm

Good luck.  :)

Posted by: unclepaul, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:00pm; Reply: 562
Thanks Chloe

First did the blood type diet back in 98 when going through heavy metal detox, was really strict with it, no joke I lost 40lbs in 3to4 weeks it was almost scary how fast the pounds came off. Dr. D talked about extreme weight loss for some on the diet. I'm older and fluffier now and the weight doesn't come off like that now. Mostly trying to regain lost health. Would like to lose weight but would like to keep as much muscle as possible. Back in 06 figured out thru trial and error that my body wont process supplements anymore and I no longer take OTC and usually react negatively to prescription drugs after taking for a short time so food is my only option. Caffeine can definitely cause me problems sometimes but not all the time it depends on how my diet is. My best proteins are eggs, fish and turkey once in a while chicken and lamb. My conundrum is my teacher measurements torso, leg, finger, head shape etc. with my inability to handle some of the teacher foods. I'm also not one of the low body fat percentage small framed ectomorph teachers he describes, I'm more a meso ectomorph medium framed medium body fat percentage teacher. When the genotype book came out it kinda got me confused, when I do the teacher diet I start having issues with dairy and the wheat, but from experience I know that to much red meat on say the explorer diet and I start developing gastric problems. The problem that I have is with the fruit and vegetable suggestions because all the recommended produce on the blood type diet doesn't gel with the recommendations on either the explorer or the teacher diet. For instance a lot of the fruit and veggies I could eat on the blood type are now either or on the genotype diet, grapes for example. And also the thing with peanuts, when I start eating a lot of peanut butter or the nuts themselves I have allergy problems and I cant seem to lose weight a little less so with almonds yet these would be highly beneficial on the BTD or genotype diet for me. What it boils down to for me is should I eat the foods on the BTD and not worry about eating things like grapes, bananas or corn because of my secretor status or should I eat the teacher diet and modify it according to my personal intolerances or should I narrow it down more with the swami program?  

Thanks
Posted by: sunnyside, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:03pm; Reply: 563
I like to know which way you eat pecorino cheese.

I was following Swami Teacher diet and manchigo cheese was diamond.
I just changed one item that I had a history of allergy and manchigo changed to super and pecorino becomes diamond from back dot.

I am allowed a lots of it but it is very salty.
It has lots of flavor but more suitable for grating.

Any suggestion?

Posted by: Serenity, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 11:00pm; Reply: 564
I love pecorino grated and sprinkled on my roast veggies like zucchini and pumpkin, this makes a genoharmonic blend for me according to my swami.  A little stirred into pumpkin soup, on a salad, grilled on top of fish. :)
I love the sharp salty flavour but only have a tablespoon or it is too intense.  It is one food that appears frequently in almost every genoharmonic blend & i have found an organic one in the supermarket!
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:33am; Reply: 565
unclepaul...

A SWAMI requires that you take and enter very accurate measurements.

The SWAMI you can order online is in my opinion better than what you can follow in the book, however, I had issues dealing with how to enter "dairy" because it doesn't exactly ask you if you're allergic to  dairy proteins, it asks you if you're intolerant of lactose, which is the sugar in dairy.  Casein would be  the dairy protein.  So from that perspective, when I did my online SWAMI, I still wound up with a lot of dairy.  Only way to get rid of dairy was to get a professional SWAMI and to me, this was the most effective way to get a truly personalized diet that I didn't have to tweak at all.

But still, I don't want to discourage you from a SWAMI because it's better than what's in the book....it
will take your family genetics into consideration and make adjustments based on your potential for
specific diseases.  As a type A, saying you have a history of cancer, diabetes or heart disease or maybe
all three, your diet will be a much healthier one than anything you can adjust by yourself.

Remember, not all foods that you're allergic to or are reacting to right now necessarily means you can
never eat them again.  Low overgrowth cheeses (the right ones) help to heal the gut....so from that
perspective, I find that I tolerate my 3 beneficial dairy options (ghee, yogurt and manchego cheese)
about once a week...Any more and I'm feeling it's too much.  But I think even the small amount of
dairy I can tolerate helped my gut heal to a great degree.

Not giving you clear options, am I.....LOL

I think it's either BTD for A nonnies or a SWAMI....but if you order a SWAMI, get someone to help you
measure. Watch the video and carefully go over the instructions in the book to make sure you're
getting the right measurements.  I followed the Warrior diet for 18 months because I sort of measured
myself and kept telling myself I could never be a Teacher because I didn't tolerate all that dairy.

And I too went back and forth saying "maybe Explorer?"  I found that when I did my own SWAMI, just
one or two questions answered differently pushed me over to Explorer.....so my professional SWAMI
(done at the Bridgeport clinic in CT with Dr. D) typed me as a Teacher.

If you can afford a SWAMI, I'd maybe just order one....see how you feel after you get the results.....
whether it feels right to you or not.

Another option is seeing a practitioner in your area who has SWAMI software.  Many do, some
don't.

http://www.generativemedicine.org/ifhi/memberlist.pl

http://www.generativemedicine.org/ifhi/

Hope this helps you to figure out what will work best for you.  :)
Posted by: unclepaul, Thursday, June 20, 2013, 2:15am; Reply: 566
Thanks Chloe, I looked at the SWAMI software program and I checked out the forum, it looks like that's gonna help narrow my genotype down and get me on the right track. I know I'm a blood type A+ non secretor and today I did my finger prints, 4 whorls and a loop on my right hand and all loops on my left,  the asymmetry might push me more towards explorer. I also have the tooth shoveling and no extra molar cusp. So come payday I'm gonna order SWAMI and get this figured out. I've been trying to get the Teacher diet to work for several years with limited success so after awhile I just kind of gave up. I'm hoping this can help me regain my emotional and physical well being. Thanks again.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, June 20, 2013, 2:13pm; Reply: 567
Keep us posted unclepaul.  Hope you find your perfect diet program.  :)
Posted by: 48321 (Guest), Thursday, July 18, 2013, 7:23pm; Reply: 568
I am new to this diet. I have found that I sweat more or more readily when I do chores or any activity. Before starting the diet, same activity would not cause thus. Does this mean that my body is functioning better? Throwing out toxins? Was not looking for this result and it has been enough for me to notice it. Happens only when I am following the diet as I should.
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, July 19, 2013, 10:29pm; Reply: 569
Bee  - welcome to teacherland.

Until someone more informed comes along here is my thoughts.

To perspire is natural and healthy. So my guess is that improving your diet is causing some cleansing. Probably a temporay discomfort. Stick with your best food and drink plenty of water.

Let us know how your doing.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, July 20, 2013, 5:57pm; Reply: 570
Quoted from purlgirl
Bee  - welcome to teacherland.

Until someone more informed comes along here is my thoughts.

To perspire is natural and healthy. So my guess is that improving your diet is causing some cleansing. Probably a temporay discomfort. Stick with your best food and drink plenty of water.

Let us know how your doing.


Welcome BEE...:) I would have responded to you sooner had I known the correct answer to give
you.  I agree that to perspire is natural and healthy when a person is under some exertion, however it's difficult to know how much exertion it takes for a person to sweat under normal conditions. I think if I were carrying packages and walking up a flight of stairs, I might feel my body's circulation ramping up a bit which might make me feel warmer.  But don't think I'd be
sweating.  As long as you're feeling well and the foods you're eating feel like you're receiving
benefits, I would have to agree that the diet causes detoxing and probably a temporary thing.

Plenty of water to eliminate toxins is good advice.

Good luck to you!


Posted by: 51567 (Guest), Friday, October 18, 2013, 4:25pm; Reply: 571
Hi all,

I'm very confident that I am a teacher which means I'm doomed. Reason being, I love beef and chicken, strawberries and watermelon, drink many supplements including whey proteins and feel that aside from fish and cheese, there isn't much in way of proteins. I work out often and need a high protein intake. Any recommendations out there for good protein supplements? Also, how is it that cucumbers are bad but cucumber juice is good. I'm totally new at this and want to try but feel limited to where I can eat...never even heard of a cloudberry or where to find one. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, October 18, 2013, 4:44pm; Reply: 572
Quoted from 51567
Hi all,

I'm very confident that I am a teacher which means I'm doomed. Reason being, I love beef and chicken, strawberries and watermelon, drink many supplements including whey proteins and feel that aside from fish and cheese, there isn't much in way of proteins. I work out often and need a high protein intake. Any recommendations out there for good protein supplements? Also, how is it that cucumbers are bad but cucumber juice is good. I'm totally new at this and want to try but feel limited to where I can eat...never even heard of a cloudberry or where to find one. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks


Hi and welcome....:)You're not doomed.  There are so many good foods that would be far more beneficial for you than  the ones you've listed.

You might get some of those foods back if you do a SWAMI....Not beef, but chicken might become
a neutral and so would strawberries and watermelon.  Depends on your genetic history -- the
health issues of your ancestors.  The GTD book is simply a way to start, but you can find out
so much more if you know your secretor status, order a SWAMI from the store and make sure
you're measured properly.

Don't guess your genotype.  I made that mistake when I read the GT book when it was published
and said to myself "I can't be a Teacher because I'm not good on dairy".....and voila....I AM a
Teacher when properly measured.  And my diet does include yogurt but not whey protein.  I
have chicken as a neutral and same with strawberries. Your SWAMI intake form determines
your perfect diet....highly customized and you'd be doing yourself a big favor to get the right
diet from the start.  I wasted 18 months on the Warrior diet before I found out I was a Teacher.

Who measured you?  The best way to go about this would be get your secretor status established
and then make sure you watch one of the videos that show you or someone helping you exactly
where to place the measuring tape so you're carefully getting the correct measurements.

What do you mean by protein supplement?  You can always buy the type A protein powder which
contains soy, pea protein, rice protein.  Any rice protein powder should work for most As even
if they don't know for sure what genotype they are.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT010A

Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 18, 2013, 4:51pm; Reply: 573
Quoted from 51567
I'm very confident that I am a teacher which means I'm doomed. Reason being, I love beef and chicken, strawberries and watermelon, drink many supplements including whey proteins and feel that aside from fish and cheese, there isn't much in way of proteins.

Many of us needed to change our diet dramatically when we started...  It does take effort and persistence to change the menu plan, shopping patterns, etc., but the rewards are so huge that you'll only thank yourself later...  Obviously you feel a need to make a change or you probably wouldn't be looking at something else, so much success with the transition and a healthier you!
Posted by: 51567 (Guest), Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:26pm; Reply: 574
Thank you Chloe and ABJoe. I really appreciate your words and insightful info. Not to bore you but perhaps you can shed some light on my type. Basically, I'm an A+(secretor not known). I stand 6'2" and weigh 185. Definitely and ecto in bone structure and hard to pack on mass but workout frequently and try to eat well. In the latest genotype diet book, teacher was really the only option. My torso is definitely longer than my legs with my lower being slightly longer or equal to my upper. I'm left handed with my ring finger longer than my index on both hands. My fingerprints are loop and symmetrical on both hands. Jaw appears to be greater than the 125degree and my head measure greater front to back than side to side. Family genetics are over all healthy, possibly a kidney cancer somewhere down the line. Certainly do have acid reflux and heredity cholesterol and slight blood pressure issue. Also, really not sure of the SWAMI and what that does but will try to look it up. Any and all thoughts appreciated. Thanks again.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:47pm; Reply: 575
Quoted from 51567
Basically, I'm an A+(secretor not known). I stand 6'2" and weigh 185. Definitely and ecto in bone structure and hard to pack on mass but workout frequently and try to eat well. In the latest genotype diet book, teacher was really the only option. My torso is definitely longer than my legs with my lower being slightly longer or equal to my upper. I'm left handed with my ring finger longer than my index on both hands.

Also, really not sure of the SWAMI and what that does but will try to look it up.

Confirming that yes, per the advanced table with the data provided, you are Teacher genotype.  As you can see, the table uses 3 or 4 measurements.  SWAMI uses these plus other measurements discussed in the book, all of the fingerprint information, health histories, etc., and blends BTD and GTD specifically for you.  Because so much more data is taken into account, the major genotype may be different when using SWAMI, and the food lists may or may not change significantly.  

I recommend SWAMI for anyone who can afford it, because it provides information that is highly individualized specifically for you.  The Genotype Diet book gives you 1 of 6 diets, while SWAMI provides 1 of like 12 million diets...
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:49pm; Reply: 576
You're very welcome.  :)

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ED070

This would be SWAMIx and the kit to order although I would suggest you also get a secretor test
so you enter maximum info into SWAMIx to give you the best diet possible.

Basically the difference is that in the book, you get a more generalized diet and SWAMIx is
highly personalized.

What you will get in the final report is your genotype, determined by SWAMI and it's likely because
you're left handed that you could possibly be an Explorer which would allow you some meats that
you seem to be craving.  Not beef, but perhaps something more game like that will make you feel
like you're getting what you instinctively believe is more appealing to you.

So this would be the secretor test.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE002

Your food list from your SWAMI might match some of the foods in the book, but personally, my SWAMI barely looks like the Teacher's diet in the book....
because it's taking into consideration my personal health issues and all the health issues of my family and the book isgiving me a diet that would work for all Teachers.

I guess it would be safe to say that the book is silver and SWAMI is gold.

I have a professional SWAMI (which I don't want to confuse you with but it can only be run by
someone who has Dr. D's software and this is usually professionals.  Professional SWAMI would
be considered platinum IMHO.  :)  But gold is super awesome!

Posted by: 51567 (Guest), Friday, October 18, 2013, 6:07pm; Reply: 577
Thank you both, greatly appreciated. A good start. I'll be back once I study and confirm a bit more. All the best.
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, October 18, 2013, 6:51pm; Reply: 578
Quoted from 51567
Thank you both, greatly appreciated. A good start. I'll be back once I study and confirm a bit more. All the best.



Good luck....jarule  :)
Posted by: bluejay, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:25pm; Reply: 579
I think I already know the answer to this question, but I am going to throw it out there to hear any feedback from other Teachers.

I have always known that I should avoid oranges, even as a youngster oranges always gave me a stomach ache.  So when I saw that oranges were an avoid on my swami I wasn't surprised.

A couple of the energy drinks I like to have before my workouts contains malic acid or citric acid. Should I be avoiding both malic acid and citric acid all together?

Thanks in advance for your comments :)
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 8:46pm; Reply: 580
Quoted from bluejay
I think I already know the answer to this question, but I am going to throw it out there to hear any feedback from other Teachers.

I have always known that I should avoid oranges, even as a youngster oranges always gave me a stomach ache.  So when I saw that oranges were an avoid on my swami I wasn't surprised.

A couple of the energy drinks I like to have before my workouts contains malic acid or citric acid. Should I be avoiding both malic acid and citric acid all together?

Thanks in advance for your comments :)


Malic acid is found in apples.  It's not necessarily derived from oranges.. Citric acid can be citrus
derived or corn derived.  I think you'd have to see if it bothers you.

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-malic-acid.htm

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-citric-acid.htm



Posted by: bluejay, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5:09pm; Reply: 581
Thanks, Chloe!
Posted by: 55194 (Guest), Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 8:52pm; Reply: 582
Hi, I am a teacher Genotype Blood type A secretory. I am trying find compatiblity for the following food items which is not found on the database.

Cacao
Hemp
Barley grass
Chlorella
LUCUMA
Spirulina
MACA
Kelp

I appreciate your help.

Siawacsh
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 9:10pm; Reply: 583
Welcome Siawacsh  :)

Are you searching Typebase?  If so, that would be a list of foods for those following the blood type diet.  And that list of foods would not be applicable if you're following the Teacher's diet.

Your food list would either come from the book called "Your Genetic Destiny" or a personalized SWAMI.

Any food not listed is considered neutral.
Posted by: Christopher1, Thursday, January 16, 2014, 3:51am; Reply: 584
My Teacher friend has horrible anxiety attacks. I already PM'ed C_sharp, but I wanted to post it here, too.

I recommended chamomile, but he told me it did little.

Any quick advice? It is causing him a lot of suffering.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, January 16, 2014, 4:39pm; Reply: 585
Quoted from Christopher1
My Teacher friend has horrible anxiety attacks. I already PM'ed C_sharp, but I wanted to post it here, too.

I recommended chamomile, but he told me it did little.

Any quick advice? It is causing him a lot of suffering.



Chamomile might be helpful but don't think it was MY perfect herb.  I've tried valerian which
had no positive effect, use magnesium oil, take oral magnesium and still, most of my life, I've
dealt with anxiety.

Lately, I feel very calm...I even feel fairly calm if I drink caffeinated coffee every now and then.
It used to put me in panic mode.

What I've recently started taking (about 3-4 months) is lemon balm.  Bought it here
http://stores.iowaselectherbs.com/lemon-balm-leaf/

and I use a big squirt in warm water twice a day.  Super calming for me... Don't know why this one herb works so great for me when so many others I've tried didn't.

Also using Dr. D's Membrosia Complex.  That might be helping as well.  Can't say for sure....
was using the lemon balm first....and started feeling calm after the first dose.



Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:00pm; Reply: 586
I read somewhere on the forums that walnuts decrease cortisol levels for type A's  :)
Posted by: Cocky, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 7:20pm; Reply: 587
I do get anxiety attacks when I am out of balance.. To get back in balance I go outdoors, biking and going to the gym to do some fitness. In the evenings I drink Tulsi tea.. That is a great help to diminish anxiety and makes me sleep better!
And I do think that worse than the anxious situation is, it cannot get.. :-) So better to pick up yourself, get your mind blank again start moving! It really helps me  ;D ;)
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:49pm; Reply: 588
I agree with Cocky!  Just being out in nature can help but drinking lavender tulsi tea each evening relaxes me to sleep! ;)
Posted by: Kath5yDE, Saturday, March 15, 2014, 6:32am; Reply: 589
they are neutral for blood type A and nonnies.
Posted by: LaurenLL, Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:09pm; Reply: 590
I've been going through a case of gout for over two weeks: I was prescribed an anti-inflammatory-Diclofenac for the swelling. The doctor also said to drink plenty of water and I know people who have used cherry juice extract. Is there anything I can do to tweak my diet? Thanks.
Posted by: cajun, Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:27pm; Reply: 591
Hi LaurenlL,

What is your blood type?
My husband is an O hunter and has had gout, as did his father. He eats dark and tart cherries fresh (as they are plentiful in season now) and frozen. He has tried the juice and it helps but not like the actual fruit. He won't go without his cherries! ;)

I eat the fresh dark cherries in season and find it helps with my lower back pain.
I read that people suffering from gout need to avoid foods high in uric acid.
I don't know about the other blood types but my husband cannot eat shellfish or liver as it flares the gout something horrible! :P
Posted by: LaurenLL, Thursday, July 24, 2014, 2:53am; Reply: 592
Thanks for your response, cajun. I am Blood Type A+ and a Teacher Genotype. My mother also suffered from gout. I read Dr. D'Adamo's response to a Blood Type O with gout and learned that drinking plenty of water is key to this. My doctor also said the same thing as well as saying that hard cheeses, such as Parmesan and Cheddar, are culprits, too. I read somewhere else that certain legumes are implicated in it. I had been eating more pinto beans. Of course, I don't eat any shellfish, however, I was eating whitefish. It's difficult to pinpoint one food although I am going to explore and research this further. It is almost gone; I am making sure to drink plenty of water.
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:50pm; Reply: 593
Good news, Lauren! We all need to listen to our bodies; they will let us know! ;)
Posted by: san j, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:18am; Reply: 594
Quoted from cajun
Good news, Lauren! We all need to listen to our bodies; they will let us know! ;)

Sometimes we can't connect the dots, however.  :-/
Years ago, I went through a period of suffering with sciatica, and I couldn't for the life of me "figure it out".
I looked it up in an Ayurvedic text one evening when I was in sciatic pain. It said -get this- that in some people, eating PEARS causes sciatica!
Indeed, that autumn, I'd been enjoying pears rather often, and that very evening I'd had a pear.
I quit eating pears and never had sciatica again.

There's a connection I NEVER would have made on my own...

Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:28pm; Reply: 595
Quoted from cajun
We all need to listen to our bodies; they will let us know! ;)

While it is important to listen to our body's responses, we may not get all of the information necessary to make the best decisions.  There are times when we misread the body's responses.  Sometimes it is necessary to visit a practitioner to make sure we are listening correctly... ;)
Posted by: JPSmith33, Saturday, August 23, 2014, 5:45am; Reply: 596
Greetings Everyone!  I have just read through all of this thread.  Fantastic!  I am not new to the blood type diet, but am new to the Teacher diet.

I am an A+ Teacher GT3.  I am trying to learn this new way of eating, again.  I had great success on the BTD and look forward to even more refinement here.  I do admit, it is a bit bewildering.

Thank you for all the nice comments people have made over the years that i have read tonight.  I think they have really helped me.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, August 23, 2014, 3:24pm; Reply: 597
Quoted from JPSmith33
Greetings Everyone!  I have just read through all of this thread.  Fantastic!  I am not new to the blood type diet, but am new to the Teacher diet.

I am an A+ Teacher GT3.  I am trying to learn this new way of eating, again.  I had great success on the BTD and look forward to even more refinement here.  I do admit, it is a bit bewildering.

Thank you for all the nice comments people have made over the years that i have read tonight.  I think they have really helped me.


Hi JPSmith33, hope  you'll tell us how you're doing after you've been eating like a Teacher for awhile........feel free ask questions or discuss any of your concerns.  The Teacher's Lounge is always
open!  :)


Posted by: JPSmith33, Friday, September 19, 2014, 3:44am; Reply: 598
Greetings Fellow Teachers:

I have been doiing my best to follow this.  So, I have a thought and a question.

Thought:  Today I tried some tomatillos for the first time.  My goodness, I love it!!!!   I got them, took the outer shell off.  Boiled them until they turned color and split open.  I put them in the blender along with some lightly grilled red onion, chopped cilantro (a lot) and a bit of chopped parsley.  So, for me that was 4 diamond foods all together.  I spooned it onto grilled fresh salmon.    

Honestly, I could have drank the tomatillo sauce right out of the blender it was so good!!!    I did put a little salt in it, too.

Question:  How do I know if I am lactose intolerant.  I answered yes, in that when I dont have much milk products or any, i have less sinus infections.  But, honestly, I may not really be intolerant.  That is the only thing I can tell.  I have not been drinking milk for a long time.   Occasionally, over the last few years, I would have half and half in coffee.  No real intolerance there.  

Thank you all!

Kindest Regards,

Paul
Posted by: susanC, Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:04am; Reply: 599
Paul--if your beneficials are anything like mine--then you have a fair number of cheeses in particular. Perhaps once you have been following your Teacher diet you could slowly add in one beneficial cheese at a time and see how you do.  It is possible that something other than cheese might have caused your sinus issues.  

I think we've all been hearing for years that dairy causes sinus/respiratory problems.  My naturopathic doctor had me avoiding cheeses/dairy for so many years.  Then I discovered the way of the Teacher and that dairy is actually good for me.  I probably eat a little more cheese than I should--and even so--no sinus or respiratory consequences.

Yes, you may not be lactose intolerant.  Experiment and see.
Posted by: LaurenLL, Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:06pm; Reply: 600
I am just off a bout of bronchitis; the doctor said, after checking my lungs, that he was going to call it bronchitis. Anyway, I took the antibiotic he prescribed-I'm allergic to penicillin and sulfas(broke out in hives). When I first started getting sick, I felt as if my stomach was full of mucus, a heavy, full, nauseating sensation. I took the last antibiotic on Tuesday(the 4th of November) and still don't feel up to par. The worst part of the illness lasted two weeks. I've been drinking a glass of warm water with the juice of a whole lemon in the morning and I start feeling better. This morning I also ate 1/2 of a grapefruit and it took away the "unwell" feeling. When I eat bread or flour products, it makes it worse. When I stick to protein like fish and cheese and eggs, as well as fruit and yogurt, I also feel like I'm healing. I've been making green smoothies with chard and romaine and a couple of garlic cloves. Is their anything else I can do to speed my recovery?
Posted by: chrissyA, Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8:24pm; Reply: 601
JPSmith33 - Being a GT3 Teacher, you will most likely feel some general effects from many dairy products, like those you've described. However, if you were truly lactose intolerant you would know it... Intense cramping, bloating and gas being the principal symptoms.

Have you tried the regular use of a nettie pot for your sinus troubles? They seem to be particularly effective for folks with Type A blood, mucous machines that we are   :B
Posted by: cajun, Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:32am; Reply: 602
Hi Chrissy!
You are soooo correct...I am a prime example of a mucous machine!!! I am following my swami but not eating any allowed dairy...cannot stop coughing..triggered my adult onset asthma...ugh! Going to dr. tomorrow. Hope they do NOT suggest steroids because I will not take them! I went one year without needing my rescue inhaler (albuterol) but for the past month have needed it a few times each day! :o :-/
I know something is a mess in my lungs. Seriously? Where does all that sticky glue come from????? :P I am amazed at how much I get rid of in one cough session! ??)
Drinking lemon water first thing each morning and using the nettie pot-related "sinurinse" each day and night is an absolute must for me.
Posted by: YogurtQueen, Thursday, November 13, 2014, 11:10pm; Reply: 603
Hello fellow Teachers - Swami updates have refined me and confirmed I am a Teacher with a "strong association" with they type.  It did not give me a percentage.

I am mostly pleased with the changes in my food list -- especially with the cheeses that have been added, which I will enjoy with red wine, now moved from neutral to superfood.  A lot of it has not changed.

This looks like a very popular thread!
Posted by: A+Teacher, Friday, December 5, 2014, 4:09pm; Reply: 604
Hello friends,

I'm an A+ Teacher from Germany. Though the GenoTypeDiet-Book has been published in 2007, there is still no translation into the German language.

Allright, I'm currently working on the translation of the Teacher foodlists myself, because I'd like to know what to eat. Now I know, why there's no translation: it is too difficult.

Let me start with two questions:

What are "commercial mushrooms"? I couldn't find any translation for this expression that gave a hint to a particular type of mushrooms. Maybe these are champignons? I couldn't come up with another mushroom that would be more commercial than champignons. In each and every supermarket they are sold in cans, in glasses, and even fresh and open in the vegetable departments.

Next question: What are "radish sprouts"? Are these the small red fruits with a white interior that tastes very sharp? A little bit bigger than cherries?

I'm afraid there will be several other questions coming over time ...

Anyway, I like the Teacher foodlists very much! For some years I've been trying to live according to the type A foodlists. I can do without potatoes and tomatoes, no problem with that – but I could never survive without cheese! Even when I was a child I loved cheese more than anything else! So I ate cheese despite it is an avoid for type A – I had to ignore this. And now very many cheeses are allowed! They are even listed as Superfoods! That's what the are!

I'm looking forward to any answers to my questions!

Posted by: Chloe, Friday, December 5, 2014, 4:39pm; Reply: 605
Hi A+ Teacher....welcome.  :)

I'm thinking you're right...the commercial mushrooms are white button mushrooms known as champignons.

Radish sprouts would be the seeds of radishes that are sprouted. They taste peppery....and sprout green
looking like tiny green plants. Here's what they look like.

https://www.google.com/search?q=radish+sprouts&biw=1914&bih=975&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=VN-BVIa1DYaUNrj3gMgK&ved=0CDcQsAQ

You can buy them already sprouted in the US but easy to sprout them yourself if you can find radish seeds.
Posted by: A+Teacher, Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:28pm; Reply: 606
Hi Chloe and thanks for the link!

Okay, I've never seen radish sprouts. Don't think they are available here. I thought, maybe these were the ones:

https://www.google.de/search?biw=1914&bih=975&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=radieschen&btnG=

I'm happy that the champignon problem is solved – I like them very much.

Thanks again!
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:34pm; Reply: 607
Quoted from A+Teacher
Hi Chloe and thanks for the link!

Okay, I've never seen radish sprouts. Don't think they are available here. I thought, maybe these were the ones:

https://www.google.de/search?biw=1914&bih=975&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=radieschen&btnG=

I'm happy that the champignon problem is solved – I like them very much.

Thanks again!


You're welcome.:)  The photos you've shared are radishes but it's the leaf of the radish you might be thinking
is called a sprout and it's not.  You might just want to see if you can find radish seeds....and then sprout them yourself.

Here's instructions
http://sproutpeople.org/growing-radish-sprouts/
Posted by: A+Teacher, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:54am; Reply: 608
Quoted from Chloe

You might just want to see if you can find radish seeds....and then sprout them yourself.

Here's instructions
http://sproutpeople.org/growing-radish-sprouts/


Thank you so much for this link!

It encouraged me to search for seeds and "sprouting-machines" here in Germany – and indeed I succeeded in finding a wonderful Swiss company that sells its products all over Europe.

Unfortunately I just have to wait until spring. My home is definitely too cold and also too dark to sprout seeds.

Should visitors of this website from Europe be interested in this company, here's the link to the "Instructions for use" of their products:

http://www.avogel.de/download/broschueren/bioSnacky/Bedienungsanleitungen.pdf

The contents of this pdf is displayed in 5 languages.

On their UK website there's another pdf in English only:

http://www.avogel.co.uk/img-uk/information-download/biosnacky-booklet.pdf

They do not only sell radish seeds, they also offer several other seeds – like for example the "Gourmet mix" consisting of quinoa, radish, and lentils.



Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6:52pm; Reply: 609
A+ Teacher...I'm glad you can find seeds and sprouting equipment....Good luck, even if you must wait till Spring.  :)
Posted by: A+Teacher, Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:06pm; Reply: 610
Hi Chloe, here are my next questions ;-)

I was just looking for kale-recipes ... and I found this one:

http://www.genotypediet.com/gtd_recipe_viewer.pl?7690

What does this expression in the title mean: "Hunter 1200,1500"?

And I'm still a bit confused language-wise. In the Teacher lists there's a Superfood called "Escarole", and there are two Avoids called "Chicory" and "Endive". So, the German translations for Escarole and Endive are exactly the same – a green salad, one of my favourite salads by the way. But one of my online-dictionaries tells me, that "Endive" in American English also means "Chicory".

Why are there two different words for the same thing? Or are there really three different vegetables – two of which are Avoids, and the third one is a Superfood? The English Wikipedia also didn't help to solve the problem ...

What are the differences between those three plants? I only know the difference between endive and chicory – the latter I've never eaten throughout my life. Instinctively.

I'm still struggling with the prohibition of spinach. I love spinach. I've even loved it when I was a kid. I've never decorated the walls with it – like so many kids do. But maybe my craving for spinach will disappear when I switch to kale ... at least kale is dark green like spinach ... And you can wrapp cheese into it ... Wow! I'll try it tomorrow!
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:29pm; Reply: 611
Quoted from A+Teacher
Hi Chloe, here are my next questions ;-)

I was just looking for kale-recipes ... and I found this one:

http://www.genotypediet.com/gtd_recipe_viewer.pl?7690

What does this expression in the title mean: "Hunter 1200,1500"?  

And I'm still a bit confused language-wise. In the Teacher lists there's a Superfood called "Escarole", and there are two Avoids called "Chicory" and "Endive". So, the German translations for Escarole and Endive are exactly the same – a green salad, one of my favourite salads by the way. But one of my online-dictionaries tells me, that "Endive" in American English also means "Chicory".

Why are there two different words for the same thing? Or are there really three different vegetables – two of which are Avoids, and the third one is a Superfood? The English Wikipedia also didn't help to solve the problem ...

What are the differences between those three plants? I only know the difference between endive and chicory – the latter I've never eaten throughout my life. Instinctively.

I'm still struggling with the prohibition of spinach. I love spinach. I've even loved it when I was a kid. I've never decorated the walls with it – like so many kids do. But maybe my craving for spinach will disappear when I switch to kale ... at least kale is dark green like spinach ... And you can wrapp cheese into it ... Wow! I'll try it tomorrow!


I can't figure out what that 1200 or 1500 means.  Never saw anything like that before.  Even the page
you linked to doesn't look very familiar.

Try searching here for kale recipes.  Kale chips are awesome if you'd like to try that recipe

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/csvsearch7x.pl?search=kale&Category=&mytemplate=tp1&method=all&order_by=Name&order=abc&header=on

I'm waiting for someone from your part of the world to stop by here to try and help answer your question about those green vegetables. I live in the USA so I'm only familiar with the foods I know I can find and identify in our food stores.  I don't want to give you inaccurate information given I don't know what your vegetables are called vs what we call them.

If in doubt, google the vegetable by name and click on "image".  You might be able to compare these vegetables visually rather than know them by name.

If I were to buy escarole in the USA, I'd generally chop and cook it (steam it) or stir fry it....and it seems
to be a bitter vegetable so I'm not happy about eating it raw.  Endive, as I know it is a long, tightly compacted vegetable where the leaves make it look solid rather than leafy. I would chop it and use it in
a salad.  Or the leaves can be separated and stuffed with dips.  But generally I've eaten endive in salads
and escarole I'd cook like spinach.

Chicory is a very bitter leafy vegetable and the leaves are pretty stiff and curly...and I don't think I've ever used it by itself.  Maybe I've eaten it chopped in salads with other vegetables. I do know it's a pre-biotic....
which helps the gut attract good bacteria. Chicory contains inulin.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, December 7, 2014, 11:32pm; Reply: 612
Quoted from A+Teacher
I was just looking for kale-recipes ... and I found this one:

http://www.genotypediet.com/gtd_recipe_viewer.pl?7690

What does this expression in the title mean: "Hunter 1200,1500"?

This information meant something to the person who named the recipe, but they didn't seem to share the meaning in the recipe so anyone reading would have knowledge.  As such, I say it is just useless information.

Quoted from A+Teacher
And I'm still a bit confused language-wise. In the Teacher lists there's a Superfood called "Escarole", and there are two Avoids called "Chicory" and "Endive".

Escarole is a variety of endive whose leaves are broader, paler and less bitter than other members of the endive family. In taste -- but not color -- it is almost indistinguishable from radicchio.



Quoted from A+Teacher
So, the German translations for Escarole and Endive are exactly the same – a green salad, one of my favourite salads by the way. But one of my online-dictionaries tells me, that "Endive" in American English also means "Chicory".

Why are there two different words for the same thing? Or are there really three different vegetables – two of which are Avoids, and the third one is a Superfood? The English Wikipedia also didn't help to solve the problem ...

What are the differences between those three plants? I only know the difference between endive and chicory – the latter I've never eaten throughout my life.

Salad greens are notoriously confusing due to the number of closely related / similar plants being used.
Escarole is one variety of Endive.
Curly endive and Chicory are very closely related and look very similar such that quite often in the U.S. curly endive is called chicory.
Posted by: A+Teacher, Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:50am; Reply: 613
Thanks a lot, Chloe and ABJoe! Your information was very helpful!

It looks like I've never seen those endives with flat leaves; here you only get the curly endives – everywhere, from January through December. So I just forget about them and archive them in my prohibition file.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:36pm; Reply: 614
Quoted from A+Teacher
Thanks a lot, Chloe and ABJoe! Your information was very helpful!

It looks like I've never seen those endives with flat leaves; here you only get the curly endives – everywhere, from January through December. So I just forget about them and archive them in my prohibition file.


Endiive with flat leaves is called Belgium endive.  
https://www.google.com/search?q=belgian+endive&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=LreFVPfzCoimNtDgg5gD&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1914&bih=975
Posted by: A+Teacher, Monday, December 8, 2014, 4:13pm; Reply: 615
Quoted from Chloe


Well, it get's worse. This picture shows stuff that I nowadays recognize as "chicory". You confuse me even more ... ;-)

Posted by: YogurtQueen, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 4:49am; Reply: 616
I just got my secretor test results back in the mail, and it turns out I am a secretor.  SWAMI changed only in the area of red meat - Lamb & Mutton went from diamond beneficials to black dot avoids.  Oh well.  

So my secretor test said "G A"

And Location Chromosome 19q 13.3, rs601338, Amino acid 143, Trp _> STOP, sequence: plus CTCCT, strand G/A, DNA GACCT.

What on earth does all of that mean, and is there a place to enter it in SWAMI other than simply secretor?

What is the difference between a GG secretor and a GA secretor?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 4:53pm; Reply: 617
Secretor(G) is dominant trait and nonsecretor(A) is recessive.

For a recessive trait to be expressed you need to be Homozygous for  the recessive trait (A A).

A dominant trait is expressed if you are homozygous for the dominant trait(G G) or heterozygous (G A).

You are a full secretor whether you are GG or GA.

You are only a nonsecretor if you are AA.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5:31pm; Reply: 618
Quoted from C_Sharp
A dominant trait is expressed if you are homozygous for the dominant trait(G A) or heterozygous (G A).

homozygous for the dominant trait(G A) - I think this should be (G G).
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:05pm; Reply: 619
Quoted from ABJoe

homozygous for the dominant trait(G A) - I think this should be (G G).

Yes. Sorry typing was not good.
Posted by: YogurtQueen, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:34pm; Reply: 620
Thanks guys.  What does the rest of the stuff mean, do you know?
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