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Posted by: labrat, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:34pm
I am planning on working through the items in the Genotype kit that I can do while my fingerprints heal.

I tasted one the of taster strips and I could taste something not good, you wouldn't choose to taste it, but it wasn't unbearable.  

Does that mean I classify as a taster?

Just looking for input from those that have done it!   ;D

Thanks!
Posted by: deblynn3, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:36pm; Reply: 1
I would say yes you are a taster, but not a super taster.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:37pm; Reply: 2
yes, simply taster  :)

super taster reaction to prop ain t pretty!!! LOL
Posted by: labrat, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 9:40pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Lola
yes, simply taster  :)

super taster reaction to prop ain t pretty!!! LOL


I thought so.  I saw the video and he made a big deal of it  ;D  But, you know, some people do make a big deal.

Thanks, Lola.  I'm working my way through.  I bought the Geno book for when I'm ready!  ;D
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:15pm; Reply: 4
Taster for sure but no super-taster. :B
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:22pm; Reply: 5
I'll fourth the taster, but not super-taster motion. ;D
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:37pm; Reply: 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP8S2MW7HHM
these videos may help you out as well

and also try the palms up method of measuring your fingers
http://grannygeek.us/?p=2284
Posted by: paul clucas, Sunday, October 31, 2010, 11:43pm; Reply: 7
Labrat, I qualify as a SuperTaster.  

I could taste that strip hours later; it tasted the same as the second minute after I put the darn strip in my mouth!  

No exagerations.    :P :P :P    It was over four hours before the taste had noticeably faded.

You are a taster.
Posted by: labrat, Monday, November 1, 2010, 12:34am; Reply: 8
Quoted from paul clucas
Labrat, I qualify as a SuperTaster.  

I could taste that strip hours later; it tasted the same as the second minute after I put the darn strip in my mouth!  

No exagerations.    :P :P :P    It was over four hours before the taste had noticeably faded.

You are a taster.


Thanks, Paul, it was definitely gone in 10 minutes.  I'm glad I didn't have to taste it for 4 hours!


Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, November 1, 2010, 6:36pm; Reply: 9
I just ordered the taster strips.  What is the significance of knowing your taster status, other than helping you to refine your genotype?  I assume this is for SWAMI inputting?
Posted by: amill, Monday, November 1, 2010, 9:57pm; Reply: 10
not sure how it would affect food values inside of a specific genotype, however it can help nail down a genotype.  Tasters and super tasters tend to show up more often in teachers and explorers for example.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, November 1, 2010, 10:35pm; Reply: 11
Thanks, Amill.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:38am; Reply: 12
Quoted Text
Dr. D
Sometimes taster status is a big deal, especially if it sets off other findings which were ignored as part of the previous genotype determination.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:13am; Reply: 13
The GenoType Diet book p 51 discusses Taster Status  (p 83 tells about the test).

page 51 "...non-tasters may suffer from low thyroid function, perhaps because the chemicals involved in the tasting are thyroid inhibitors."

Non-tasters can't taste the thyroid inhibiting  chemicals in foods. Can you see how this causes trouble? So it's a good idea to find out your taster status especially if you already suspect you have thyroid problems. Then one could limit or avoid the troublesome foods.

Evidently it's a genetic trait more typically associated with Gatherers ("almost always non-tasters") and Warriors ("non-tasters or super-tasters"). But some of us aren't your typical bear.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:16am; Reply: 14
Non Tasters often have under active Thyroid; for them Soy, Peanuts and  some vegetables can be a problem.
PROP Taster:
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1203200176/s-new/#num8
list of PROP Taster qualities/propensities.

Tasters are more prone to low thyroid. One study has found that non-smokers and those not habituated to coffee or tea have a statistical higher percentage of tasters than the general population. Tasters develop more rapidly at puberty


Super tasters avoid bitter vegetables making them more prone to  certain cancers.


Non tasters more prone to toxic goiters and over activity of the thyroid gland.
non tasters suffer from low thyroid..under activity of the thyroid

Super tasters have a higher ration of muscle to fat and have fewer weight
problems and this is often why they are hunters or explorers. Also they tend to
develop more rapidly at puberty then non tasters
http://www.dadamo.com/wiki/wiki.pl/PROP_and_PTC_Taster_Polymorphisms
Posted by: O in Virginia, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 1:44pm; Reply: 15
Interesting, Lola.  I've had my thyroid checked a couple of times, and both times the blood work came back "normal" for thyroid function.  I did not develop rapidly at puberty - much more on the slow side in fact, was pretty late getting my first period (15).  At thirteen, I looked about ten.  At eighteeen I could pass for about thirteen to fifteen.  At thirty, I looked about eighteen to twenty.  Let's not talk about now...negligence has caught up to me, but thank goodness I've wound up here at BTD.  I HATE bitter vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, bitter greens, broccoli rabe, etc.)...have to force myself to eat them without gagging, and would never choose them over other green vegetables like string beans or asparagus, or escarole and kale, which are milder flavored.  I might be a taster or supertaster who developed slowly at puberty, or a non-taster without thyroid issues.  We'll see.  As you say, we're not all the average bear.  :)  Thanks for the GT book excerpts.  I brought that one back to the library but I've been re-reading my LRFYT book, and I'm picking up more.  Learning is a cycle, so re-reading is essential.
Posted by: Alien Cat, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7:04pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from O in Virginia
  I HATE bitter vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, bitter greens, broccoli rabe, etc.)...have to force myself to eat them without gagging, and would never choose them over other green vegetables like string beans or asparagus, or escarole and kale, which are milder flavored.  


Ew.  I would consider asparagus more of a bitter flavor than broccoli.  Isn't that weird?  :-/
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7:47pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Alien Cat


Ew.  I would consider asparagus more of a bitter flavor than broccoli.  Isn't that weird?  :-/


No, not weird, that's just how you taste it.  To me, broccoli is very eww.  :)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 5:01pm; Reply: 18
I've tested Super Taster.  I think.  I haven't tasted anything that vile in...ever?  It tastes like a chemical poison, like tasting a pesticide or something.  Have you ever been in a confined space with someone who had so much perfume on that you could actually taste it?  Well, that tastes good compared to this.  I've been trying to scrape it off my tongue with a paper napkin.  I haven't gagged on it, but I'm used to forcing down foods like broccoli while keeping a smile on my face.   :-/  I don't think I need to do this test again.
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 5:19pm; Reply: 19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP8S2MW7HHM
these videos may help you out as well


I can not get sound or any explanation of what I see on the above.. what am I doing wrong??

I did not try the other videos that might be of interest also.. thanks

and also try the palms up method of measuring your fingers
http://grannygeek.us/?p=2284
Posted by: grey rabbit, Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 5:28pm; Reply: 20
I think I'm confused now. When I tasted the strip I thought it was extremely bitter, but it did not last too long. I also tend to like bitter tasting veggies like broccoli (although I swear I can tell the difference between organic and conventionally grown) and broccoli raab I find very, very bitter but I eat it anyway because it's a diamond for me. I didn't develop early, although people often thought I was older than I was, hmmm.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 6:40pm; Reply: 21
Here's the instructional video on PROP tasting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2by1_z1Eo24

Goldie, the video link you posted is the Epigentic Landscape video with the nice music & visuals.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 2:26am; Reply: 22
you are a taster GR, simple as that :)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 1:53pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from Lola
you are a taster GR, simple as that :)


By GR do you mean Gatherer?
Posted by: grey rabbit, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 3:24pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from O in Virginia


By GR do you mean Gatherer?


No, she's talking to me GR, Grey Rabbit

Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 3:58pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from grey rabbit


No, she's talking to me GR, Grey Rabbit



Oh, thank you!  Was confused.   ??)  :)
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 4:31pm; Reply: 26
pray tell, why do you need help to do this test? am I missing something? :-/
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 4:43pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from italybound
pray tell, why do you need help to do this test? am I missing something? :-/


I thought it helped us further determine our Genotype (GTD book pp. 51-52).  But now I'm not so sure.   :-/
Posted by: 37717 (Guest), Thursday, April 25, 2013, 3:06pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from paul clucas
Labrat, I qualify as a SuperTaster.  

I could taste that strip hours later; it tasted the same as the second minute after I put the darn strip in my mouth!  

No exagerations.    :P :P :P    It was over four hours before the taste had noticeably faded.

You are a taster.


The taste strip didn't gross me out, but I could taste it for hours and hours. No matter what I ate or drank.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:15pm; Reply: 29
If you could taste it for hours, then you're a supertaster.

I could taste the strip; it was bitter but not unpleasant. The flavor went away within half an hour and I think I was only drinking water during that time.
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