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Posted by: Adopted4, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 5:27pm
I'm trying to understand why millet should be limited or avoided completely by Warriors? The book listed it as a complete avoid, SWAMI rated it as a black dot for me, and the typebase index rated it a neutral for type A's. What annoys me more is the fact that it was also rated a neutral for type O's and my Hunter husband gets an upgrade to superfood. I thought type O's generally don't do well with a lot of grains and type A's tolerate many more grains.

I started cooking millet years ago when I learned about its low allergenic properties, high nutritional value, and it was reasonably priced. I just purchased a bunch of it this week for the entire family and really enjoyed having some with my dinner last night. But it would be nice for me to know what it is in millet that I should be aware of that could long-term be problematic for me.
Posted by: Jane, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 5:31pm; Reply: 1
It's a goitrogen.  Maybe that's why.  Did you indicate thyroid issues?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:54pm; Reply: 2
according to algorithms and variables, biochemical complexity

have faith, Dr D has done the math for you ;D
Posted by: Dianne, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 9:07pm; Reply: 3
As Jane stated, it is a goitregen and unlike cruciferous veggies that should only be eaten cooked due to their goitregen effects, once millet is cooked, it is off the charts. I personally experienced this after a few months of making compliant breads, pizza crusts etc..with millet and I was tired and my thyroid would cramp up at times. And...I get it as a beneficial and I let SWAMI know that I had a thyroid issue. So...while I appreciate my SWAMI for the most part, common sense must prevail as well. There as so many others grains to choose from, but I understand the loss of millet as it's a grain I enjoyed.  :)
Posted by: AKArtlover, Thursday, June 21, 2012, 10:43pm; Reply: 4

Posted by: Adopted4, Friday, June 22, 2012, 2:15am; Reply: 5
I do not have thyroid issues, nor do I have a family history of it. Perhaps that's why I got millet as a black dot as opposed to it being listed as a complete avoid in the book. Thanks for the responses everyone. I'll pay close to the symptoms you listed, Dianne. Hopefully I'll be O.K having millet once in a while.
Posted by: Damon, Friday, June 22, 2012, 7:21am; Reply: 6
I'm pretty confident SWAMI does not take into account goitrogenic activity. Checking or not checking thyroid issues does not make any difference for my SWAMI recommendations.

A note for people who are still concerned about this issue; if you cook food 10 minutes, virtually all goitrogenic activity is eliminated ;)
Posted by: Spring, Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:45pm; Reply: 7
This thread is about millet, and Dianne is correct that cooking millet makes the problem worse instead of better.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, June 22, 2012, 1:29pm; Reply: 8
It's a black dot for me too. I never ate a lot of millet anyway...once in awhile
Posted by: Spring, Friday, June 22, 2012, 2:06pm; Reply: 9
It is a superfood for me. I really like it but don't eat it every day by any means.
Posted by: Adopted4, Friday, June 22, 2012, 3:44pm; Reply: 10
I think we can all agree that every one of us has benefited from the SWAMI/genotype diets Dr. D. has laid out, but we must all ultimately listen to our own body to determine what's best suited for it.

Spring, my 16 year old Explorer son was the one that urged me to start buying millet again, since it is also a diamond superfood for him. He loves variety in his meals, but he also focusing on diamond superfoods since there are a lot of limits and avoids on the Explorer diet. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I ate it the other night.
Posted by: Jane, Friday, June 22, 2012, 4:02pm; Reply: 11
Well, I've been eating the millet bread but I don't have a thyroid anymore so I don't think it matters. I started buying the millet/rice bread from Food for Life and I like the way it tastes and didn't realize until very recently that it's a goitregen.  The WFs where I shop hasn't had the Black China Rice bread or the Red Bhutanese Rice Bread lately and it's so nice to be able to have a sandwich every once in a while.

I didn't reaize that cooking millet made the goitregenic characteristics worse.  I've keep an eye on that even without a thyroid.
Posted by: 2degreespisces, Friday, June 22, 2012, 4:03pm; Reply: 12
I love millet too... millet/amaranth pancakes with goat cheese and honey... or millet porridge in the morning, with soy milk.

But I'm not sure if it's good for me, I tend to get a bit bloated (and it's not the amaranth, I tolerate that one best of all the grains).
Posted by: Lola, Friday, June 22, 2012, 7:56pm; Reply: 13
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