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Posted by: D.L., Friday, January 4, 2013, 5:28pm
How important is it to eat any grains if someone has allergic reactions to all grains and can't find any to eat? I am allergic to glutin and gliadin (a type of protein in wheat).  In folks who are sensitive to glutin, the presence of gliadin, secalin (in rye), hordein (in barley), and sometimes avenin (in oats) in the small itestine can cause the immune system to produce antibodies, leading to intestine damage. I do have leaky gut. Apparently all grains, even rice and corn, contain prolamins and glutelins that can trigger autoimmune responses. Even rice, which is touted as glutin free, causes me digestive problems. Example: A couple of evenings ago I cooked some long grain brown rice, something I hadn't done for quite a while. Talk about pain in the stomach all night long! I couldn't sleep and my heart pounded. And my pulse was 94 even before I got out of bed the next morning. The only thing I haven't tried yet is amaranth. Corn doesn't seem to give me a problem that I can identify, but I worry about GMO corn. I'm very alleric to soy, so no GMO worries there, as I don't eat soy. I crave bread products, but seldom give in. So, my question is, what if I don't eat any grains? I'm also allergic to dairy, eggs, sunflower, soy, walnuts, and a few other things.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, January 4, 2013, 6:27pm; Reply: 1
I don't have a problem with corn either..except it causes weight gain so I'll get it at the movies occassionally. I tried the corn pasta and I gained weight from it.  I would suggest that you eat all of your beneficials and diamonds that you can that you are not allergic too and don't bother with the neutrals. (Now this is of course if you're looking to increase your health or lose weight)  It doesn't sound like you have problems with vegetables and being an Explorer you get meat.  :D
Posted by: D.L., Friday, January 4, 2013, 7:28pm; Reply: 2
Yes, Mayflowers, I can eat most vegetables, (I have trouble with beans and other starches), some fruits,(not tropical nor bananas) and meats, although my Swami limits my types of meat and I hate fish. I do eat corn occasionally, but not often, as I am pre-diabetic. I eat a good bit of peanut butter on apples, almonds, and peanuts. I just feel like I am missing out on nutrients by not eating grains and the other things I am allergic to and the things Swami says avoid and the beneficials I can't have. I ordered some Pea powder that came in today to try with flax or hemp milk and (rotated) blended berries. Maybe that will work. I get so hungry and my food choices are so limited. I've been taking glutamine powder, suggested by my doctor, along with other supplements to help heal my leaky gut.
Posted by: DoS, Friday, January 4, 2013, 7:44pm; Reply: 3
Are those all things you have been tested for, allergy wise? If not could you tell us your reactions? As Dr. D said it almost never happens that someone that is Type A secreter is reactive. They are usually receptive. Which means that their problems are not expressed with such immediacy concerning immune system.

Your reaction sounds like blood sugar issues as much as allergies. You didn't have any of these sensitivities when young, but they all show up as you get older? As I said before maybe some care towards the affects of aging might be wise, like sugar removal geno-harmonics in SWAMI.

Are you getting any source of Omega 3? Another member here has significantly lowered blood pressure with it.

No grains? Depends. You might do alright, but you might slowly deteriorate your body some more; or rather build up ill effects.

What are you doing for leaky gut? Do you take Intrinsa? I have discovered the importance of the connection to Vitamin A and a dry digestive system, and of course leaky gut (it seems). Not only can your digestive track be deteriorated from consume say wheat, but if you are low on vitamin A or your body doesn't convert it to a retinol/retinal form then you don't have the natural mucous layer for protection. It would be an essay to explain the difference in supplementing some vitamin A retinol for my digestion along with Intrinsa. Intrinsa for me purged a bacterial issue I believe. I would feel drunk before I went, and when I did, well it had stringy bits of fecal look all over. Happened a few times. Now my stress levels are way, way lower. Vitamin A from Beta-Carotine barely has an affect on me; for whatever reason my body doesn't like to make the conversion I guess. It explains my previous preference for better digestion from consuming a lot of eggs, poultry, and yogurt (all of which I barely need in my diet if really at all but have active version of Vitamin A).
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:08pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from D.L.
I just feel like I am missing out on nutrients by not eating grains and the other things I am allergic.


But if you eat the allergens, then you will react to them so they're not good for you anyway..right?  I was born 95 precent allergic according to my mother but I grew out of most of it.., For this reason, I take vitamins and supplements to help give me the nutrients I'm missing from the allergin foods.  The fact that I am now gluten intolerant..and oat intolerant is opening up a new world of other grains for me that I wasn't eating. Now I eat amaranth, quinoa, and buckwheat which I didn't eat before and they are beneficial for me. But many  of the beneficial grains for Warriors, I'm allergic too. Waddya gonna do? We're all individual right? If I didn't go on Atkins I probably would never have triggered my gluten intolerance gene. I really needed to be following the BTD since I was a lot younger.. 20's maybe, because now I started it at 49, and Dr. D said I probably can't reverse my genes because I'm older. I can only hope to keep the disease genes like diabetes, etc.. from activating.
Posted by: DoS, Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:19pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from 815

Dr. D said I probably can't reverse my genes because I'm older. I can only hope to keep the disease genes like diabetes, etc.. from activating.


Really? Being a Warrior is such c**p.
Posted by: D.L., Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:42pm; Reply: 6
Yes, DoS. Not only various skin tests through the years but also two IgG blood tests a year apart. Gluten, gliadin, eggs, and dairy were my worse food allergies on all tests. Skin tests also said oysters, goat milk, and peaches. There were a number of other things on my blood tests that surprised me, although I recall getting headaches from orange juice and bananas. I'm going to take another test in June. Symptoms include ear aches, sinus headaches and congestion, thick phlegm down my throat, digestion issues, extremely rapid pulse, which I should avoid because of my heart. Eggs will shoot my pulse up to 125 and gluten to 110 or higher within seconds and make my chest hurt. Walnuts give me lots of canker sores and a sore tongue. Sunflower anything makes the back of my throat and tongue break out with big sores. My children also have a lot of allergies.
     I get Omega 3 with fish oil every day and sometimes flax also. I get vitamin A in my eye supplements. I take glutamine powder, occasionally probiotics, and digestive enzymes for my gut, and lots of other supplements for my heart. I have had these allergic problems all my life and I was sick with a lot with sinus trouble and earaches almost every day, but we thought it was just from inhalants back then, and the poisonous spray the planes dropped on the nearby orange groves, so I ate everything, including lots of eggs, sandwiches, milk. I read everything I can find on foods, nutrition, allergies, mitral valve prolapse, cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, etc. I have a bookcase full of books and newsletters on these subject, including everything from Dr. D., and a Swami. Still, I was wondering if I was missing some important nutrients by not eating some kind of grain. I guess it's not worth it. I sure would love an omelet or grilled cheese sandwich, but no, no. It's another salad for me. Am I turning into a bunny rabbit? Oh, and smoke, whether from someone smoking or my neighbor's fireplace, gives me migraines, so we don't use our fireplace.
Posted by: D.L., Friday, January 4, 2013, 8:47pm; Reply: 7
Mayflowers - I even get reactions to quinoa and buckwheat. I've tried them several times. I guess all those years I ate the foods bad for me really caught up with me and it will take a while to heal. Thank goodness for Dr. D. My fingerprints are starting to come back.  
Posted by: DoS, Friday, January 4, 2013, 9:06pm; Reply: 8
There is a massive difference in the types of Vitamin A. Retinol/retinal are found in animal products and are active forms. The other one is not active and has to be converted. But I don't know if your digestion is bad in the way that I'd recommend Vitamin A, like mine was. If it seems utterly dry, then yes. How to discern that is hard. For me having a BM was slowed down some, not as clean, and like dry mush. My stomach when I ate anything seemed like if I burped, powder from a supplement would come back up. It was all very dry...

If you are really not interested in sugar removal geno-harmonics, you could also try the cellular drink. It just seems clear that despite all the good things you are eating, your system is not responding very well in order to make good changes. Also insulin reception has a lot to do with cell quality. It is just very clear that the blood sugar situation is hurting you, a lot. You may not be allergic to the grains you have not tested to be, but just very insulin resistant.

The liver is clearly responsible for a lot of the function. I hope you do good things for it. But your immune system is very much in overdrive still. Your system must still be fairly toxic. Do you exercise and work up a sweat? Do you eat anti-oxidant foods? Green tea?

Perhaps some Blue Tea is just what you need for some relief as you improve. It is very good tasting, zero caffeine.
Posted by: Brett650, Friday, January 4, 2013, 9:39pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from D.L.
Corn doesn't seem to give me a problem that I can identify, but I worry about GMO corn.
You can buy organic to avoid the GMO issue.

Posted by: D.L., Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:00pm; Reply: 10
No, I don't drink green tea. Heart doctor said no caffeine. I only drink water, sometimes with a little lemon. I eat everything recommended by my Swami that I can find around here, except for allergens. I know I am pre-diabetic so I try to balance my glycemic foods.  My liver was inflamed after taking a round of beta blockers and statins, so I gave those up and take red yeast rice and milk thistle. Liver tests fine now. I take ubiquinol, l-carnitine, and a number of other supplements. I walk on my treadmill for exercise. I can't lean over, only stoop, because my heart acts up if I lean over too far. I didn't have heart trouble until I had some bad virus that attacked my heart and mitral valve. But, since my mom and grandpa died of heart disease, I probably inherited the genes. Brett - I haven't seen any organic corn products around here, so may have to go online.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:20pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from D.L.
How important is it to eat any grains if someone has allergic reactions to all grains and can't find any to eat? I am allergic to glutin and gliadin (a type of protein in wheat).  


I found that I could live quite well without grains.

Now that I have been on SWAMI for a while I have been able to incorporate more grains in my diet.

I do best with Teff.

Quinoa and Sorghum also work.

Amaranth to a lesser extent.

I also use Lentil Flour and flaxseed meal, but you may not consider these grains.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:26pm; Reply: 12
As an explorer you you might also want to consider Fonio, millet, Job's tears, powdered kudzu, or cassava.
Posted by: TJ, Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:53pm; Reply: 13
I've revisited this lately. I went totally grain-free (except quinoa which isn't technically a grain) for several months in 2010-11. I sure made some improvements. I eventually starting eating grains again (mostly rice) thereafter, thinking that I'd healed enough to digest them now, and in hindsight I can see that I've declined from doing so. I just quit cereal grains again as of January 3.

D.L., you're correct that the storage proteins in ungerminated grains are inflammatory for some people, and I doubt that germination completely fixes the problem for some grains (especially wheat).

I am also very sensitive to dairy and eggs. I'm sure it's because of the leaky gut situation. I'm confident that I'll be able to re-introduce them when my gut is healed, and that eliminating grains again will move me in that direction.

Interesting articles:

Gluten: No Grain, No Pain
Against the Grain: 10 Reasons to Give Up Grains
Are Traditionally Prepared Grains Healthy?
Posted by: Dianne, Friday, January 4, 2013, 11:28pm; Reply: 14
According to Dr. D'Adamo, Type A's should not consume glutamine  as it raises cortisol levels. This could be affecting your pulse.  It is recommended for Type O's though.  :)
Posted by: DoS, Friday, January 4, 2013, 11:28pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from D.L.
No, I don't drink green tea. Heart doctor said no caffeine. I only drink water, sometimes with a little lemon. I eat everything recommended by my Swami that I can find around here, except for allergens. I know I am pre-diabetic so I try to balance my glycemic foods.


If your liver is doing fine, you really should look towards increasing insulin reception (sugar removal will help). By the way sugar removal refers to removing A.G.E.s, not blood sugar. A.G.E.'s attach to the outside of cells. They are not a very specific problem to Explorers, but anyone suffering from blood sugar issues and auto-immune is going to start collecting them more rapidly.

The pre-diabetic state is not healthy for the heart, as you've probably guessed. In fact recovering from a heart issue, or any issue, is much more difficult for anyone that is suffering from pre or diabetic issues. If your pancreas isn't severally damaged then there is certainly more than hope for some improvement; since you are only pre-diabetic it is probably fine.

The cellular drink might do you some great good. The point of it is to get cells metabolizing again and build up their membranes (for hormone reception etc).

Do you take any Methyl B12? CoQ10?

TJ, for some grains are not so great, for some of us they are life. D.L. is a secreter so if she had a compliant grain and was not pre-diabetic, she probably would have no problem.
Posted by: D.L., Friday, January 4, 2013, 11:55pm; Reply: 16
Yes, DoS, I take the sublingual Methyl B12 and CoQ10. What is "sugar removal"? I don't eat sugar nor anything packaged. Dianne - I didn't know that about glutamine. I've finished one small bottle of the powder, 1/2 tsp. per day in water on an empty stomach, because a naturopath recommended it to heal leaky gut. I'll not open the new bottle and see what happens.  
Posted by: D.L., Saturday, January 5, 2013, 12:07am; Reply: 17
I just looked up glutamine. Some websites say it's very beneficial, with no side effects unless you take too much. Other sites list a whole host of possible side effects, some of which are very serious. I'll have to look up to see what Dr. D. said about it and A's. My cortisol used to be good, but when I have the next blood test, it should tell me something.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 3:13am; Reply: 18
D.L., when you try grains, such as rice, quinoa, etc, do you soak them overnight and rinse well before cooking?

That Blue Tea that DOS provided a link for has no caffeine.  It is Gynostemma, and I drink it daily.  It's especially recommended for B's and AB's for reducing inflammation. I haven't seen any indication that it is bad for type A's.

By the way, there are brands of grains that are soaked and germinated, then dried before packaging.  TruRoots is one and I like their quinoa.  I find it easier to digest than regular quinoa.  They also sell germinated brown rice.
Posted by: TJ, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 4:39am; Reply: 19
You can sprout your own quinoa pretty easily, too. Quinoa isn't a cereal grain so I will permit it in my diet (sprouted) even though I've decided to go grain-free. I consider the sprouts more of a live food, and the sprouting process destroys most of the prolamine content.
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 9:00am; Reply: 20
Quoted from D.L.
Yes, DoS, I take the sublingual Methyl B12 and CoQ10. What is "sugar removal"? I don't eat sugar nor anything packaged. Dianne - I didn't know that about glutamine. I've finished one small bottle of the powder, 1/2 tsp. per day in water on an empty stomach, because a naturopath recommended it to heal leaky gut. I'll not open the new bottle and see what happens.  


Sugar removal, is an option on SWAMIX, for geno-harmonic foods. It refers to removing advanced glycogen end-products. They are a sugar that latches onto cells. They can be a good platform for cancer; green tea pulls them off and thus is anti-cancer. However anything conflicting with regular cellular function can impair anything going on with cells including insulin reception. The advanced glycogen end-products are a consequence of different functions in the body; you don't directly eat them. For example cigarettes greatly increase A.G.E.s because they cause extra cellular death; hence smokers age faster because their bodies become inhibited quicker from regular function.

You could drink apple juice with cherry juice, or if you take quercetin have it with some cherry juice. SWAMIX will give you a lot more recommendations.

Gynostemma is also part of a warrior supplement. I love the taste of Blue Tea. It is a great option for something tasty and caffeine free.

D.L. do you have any water retention issues? Puffy/swelling in general? Anything indicating improper cellular water balance would be a good reason to do the cellular drink Dr. D recommends to some patients.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, January 5, 2013, 1:54pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from DoS

Really? Being a Warrior is such c**p.


I really don't like being a Warrior. The strictest diet, the most unable to handle stress genotype... PLUS we are thrifty with the calories when we pass 50   :(   I wish I was a Teacher.. or a B like I used to think I was..:(

You however DOS can still change your genes if you follow the diet and eat diamonds and beneficials.  You still have a chance.  If you have children, they won't inherit your disease genes.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, January 5, 2013, 2:10pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from D.L.
sinus headaches and congestion, thick phlegm down my throat,

Oh, I get that from dairy..

Quoted from D.L.
Walnuts give me lots of canker sores and a sore tongue. Sunflower anything makes the back of my throat and tongue break out with big sores.

I get that symptom from eating coconut meat or coconut candy

Quoted from D.L.
I get Omega 3 with fish oil every day and sometimes flax also.


I can't take fish oil. It raises my LDL and raises my BP.  Flax oil gives me a migraine. Can't take it. Ground flax is ok in small amounts. I tried the Flax bread a few times. The one that was all flax and it triggered bad anxiety attacks so I had to stop. Wheat triggers anxiety too.. I was just trying a selenium supplement 100 mcgs and I believe it triggered a migraine (sign of intolerance for me). So I'm afraid to take it. I was going to try a 1/2 a pill but these migraines last 2 days when I get them. I inherited that from my father who got migraines too. I have to be careful with digestive enzymes because some brands gave me migraines. I stick with papaya enzymes..

Quoted from D.L.
Oh, and smoke, whether from someone smoking or my neighbor's fireplace, gives me migraines, so we don't use our fireplace.

Right now I'm in an apartment in a complex and the downstairs smoke stacks people smoke non stop and it creeps into my kitchen through the pipes and the dishwasher. It's like there's a smoker in my home!  >:(   My sinus is not happy.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, January 5, 2013, 2:27pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from D.L.
I just looked up glutamine. Some websites say it's very beneficial, with no side effects unless you take too much. Other sites list a whole host of possible side effects, some of which are very serious. I'll have to look up to see what Dr. D. said about it and A's. My cortisol used to be good, but when I have the next blood test, it should tell me something.


I tried it. I had to stop it because I didn't feel good on it. It gave me a 'sick' feeling.
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 3:04pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from 815


I really don't like being a Warrior. The strictest diet, the most unable to handle stress genotype... PLUS we are thrifty with the calories when we pass 50   :(   I wish I was a Teacher..


This is exactly what my husband says....he doesn't like being a Warrior....he keeps asking me if
we can trade genotypes.  His diet doesn't even allow him chicken...his main grain is spelt...his
grain portions are limited because he's a nonnie, he doesn't like fish very much and soy foods, not at all, and is picky with vegetables...I think Warriors should have their own state...so they can all eat together and figure out how to cope with their toxins...:)  I almost feel guilty eating cheese when my husband gets none...he gets a few neutrals like cottage and ricotta and doesn't like either....He wants what I'm eating...I want to hide from him when I take a piece of manchego cheese out of the refrigerator...He looks at me with sad eyes...It's pathetic...makes me feel really bad for him. :(  I do feel sorry for Warriors...the diet is super restrictive!!!!

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Saturday, January 5, 2013, 5:03pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Chloe

he doesn't like fish very much

I don't like fish either   :X.... unless it's battered in wheat and deep fried.. ok forget that.

I like scallops though... I have them occassionally ..I'll also eat mussels
Posted by: D.L., Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:37pm; Reply: 26
Mayflowers - The only place in Dr. D's books that say anything about glutamine for Type A that I can find is on page 228 of his Live Right For Your Type book as a metabolism booster. It says Type A can take 200-500 mg of L-glutamine twice daily. I didn't take any today. I'm going to wait a few days, then try a little again and see if it raises my pulse or makes me feel bad.
Chloe - That's me. My husband eats everything and I am so limited.
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 8:17pm; Reply: 27
The thing about the taking anti-inflammatory is that they don't address your system over-reacting so bad. They don't address insulin reception amplifying all the issues.

L-glutamine and stress isn't much of a factor for an Explorer. Stress is bad but it doesn't make or break Explorers. Just like how there isn't a limit to their exercise like there is for Warriors and Teachers.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:38am; Reply: 28
Quoted from Brett650
You can buy organic to avoid the GMO issue.



Some react to nonGMO corn because of previous exposure to GMO corn.
Corn also contains a form similar enough to gluten to cause reaction in some folks.

I'm off corn for a good while. IgG.
Hope to get it back eventually- if there is any nonGMO left on the planet at that point.  :-/

Funny, before I learned about GMO and the whole issue, I was still happily eating tortilla chips at restaurants quite frequently thinking I was safe because I was "gluten free" and GTD compliant.

Mini rant over. :P
Posted by: AKArtlover, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:40am; Reply: 29
Quoted from DoS


L-glutamine and stress isn't much of a factor for an Explorer. Stress is bad but it doesn't make or break Explorers.



But it can. This Explorer is recovering from adrenal fatigue and a messed up gut. Hmm, and a hint of metal toxicity. One thing leads to another. :)

L-glutamine has been a lifesaver along with a whole list of protocol I'm working on with a functional medicine practitioner.

http://www.functionalmedicine.org/practitioner_search.aspx?id=117
Posted by: AKArtlover, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:48am; Reply: 30
DOS, I really don't understand why you are so prone to focus on the AGE thing with this person. The food reactions, to me, point to bacterial overgrowth issues. This can throw a lot of things out of wack.
Seems like a reboot is in order. Just my thoughts.

Bad bacteria feed on the grains (especially those that are undigested from low HCL and/or lack of enzymes) add to the fact that a lot of the grains decrease mineral assimilation anyway, depriving every cell in the body from being nourished. Hard then, to make nice new cells and every cell in the body suffers. Add the assaults in the intestines w/Lectins, etc and you have a mad mess on your hands.

No wonder the body is screaming STOP EATING THIS!

The baddy bacteria produce ammonia which is highly inflammatory.

I really do suggest seeing a licensed ND and/or one of the functional medicine folks listed above. Critical.
I plan to be out of this mess within a year. Gut takes 6 months to a year of real good care to regenerate.

Just the other day, I had a morning that felt like what I remember a normal (if not a little down) day used to feel like before I got into this mess. Praise God!
Posted by: DoS, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 9:35am; Reply: 31
Why? Because insulin reception is so poor. It doesn't take much to find the correlation; including cardiovascular disease connections as well. Now if it was simply just the liver, different story. D.L. already avoids everything that is food reactive, and cuts even more. SOOO it is pretty easy to take some gentle measures to try and improve insulin receptivity. Again a lot of the symptoms sound like high blood sugar, which is a medically diagnosed situation D.L. experiences (symptoms from non-allergens). Also if cells are unreceptive to stimulus of all the excellent for her body food, it makes sense to try and improve the viability of the cells getting nutrients.

It is hard to detoxify when your system is neglecting basic duties because of insulin resistance. Exercise helps obviously, but if you are spinning wheels even with that, then why not get some traction? The Geno-harmonic recommendations in SWAMIX are safe to eat foods based on your SWAMIX (you can't go wrong essentially). We are not talking about doing anything out of the ordinary. Sugar removal can be so powerful that within days someone can look a bit younger.

Pre-diabetic blood sugar state is more of a threat to new cells, autophagy, maintenance, etc. In fact one reason people respond so well to fasting is because it lets autophagy happen if their system isn't too far down the hill. Essentially they give their body a long enough break from blood sugar woes, toxin woes, etc, to let it do maintenance. But once you get to a point where your blood sugar won't go down even fasting, you need assistance to increase insulin reception. I'm saying this because it appears like very little relief is happening even with D.L. is avoiding grains. Explorers are known for responding fast to the diet but it can't happen if the body isn't receptive (no amount of vitamins you absorb from eating without grains can help if your body doesn't use the vitamins).  

There is a good chance that food allergies created a lot of the insulin resistance. Luckily for D.L. being an Explorer, A.G.E.s won't be much of a concern if everything calms down. But the current issue is that insulin resistance and food allergies work pretty harmoniously at keeping a constant state of inflammation and insulin resistance; which one came first isn't as much of a concern as trying to lower both happens to be.
Posted by: DoS, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 9:43am; Reply: 32
Quoted from AKArtlover

But it can. This Explorer is recovering from adrenal fatigue and a messed up gut. Hmm, and a hint of metal toxicity. One thing leads to another. :)


Yes stress can be a problem for an Explorer. But with Teachers and Warriors it takes very little in comparison, to get them offset. Plus Explorers can benefit from exercising hard to relief stress. Mental stress and physical oxidative stress are not the same, either.

My brother for example, Type A blood Explorer. The best sleep in his life is working 16 hour days, roughly 12 hours of straight shoveling/pick-ax. For him it is like a Warrior or Teacher doing yoga.
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:26pm; Reply: 33
I love being a Warrior!  :D
Posted by: AKArtlover, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 7:04pm; Reply: 34
This is probably the only post from D.L. that I've read. I was just looking at the origin of this post, which to me points to Heal The Gut. If D.L.'s doc thinks insulin resistance is priority or she is having issues with that- yeah wise to go after that.

We also consume AGEs, btw. If you have a leaky gut, it is probably more of an issue.

Um, yeah, which came first is important because getting to the cause is always the most important.

My doc said that metal toxicity (at which many explorers suck at getting rid of) can cause the food issues and throw everything out of wack.

My route of recovery started with adrenal support and is progressing along. Insulin kind of fell into line when I increased magnesium and b12 and began avoiding the IgG reactive foods. I'm at the point of dealing with the metals and have noticed immediate improvements. Healing the gut. The food issues will go.

Not absorbing magnesium in the gut is really detrimental. The oil can be critical in getting levels up. Magnesium deficiency and diabetes might as well be synonyms. Wheat does spike the blood sugar higher than a candy bar. So yeah, it's an issue.

What I like about what I am working on is that it is logical plan with the wisdom of order in which things are getting taken care of. I start a new supplement every 3-7 days so I can notice what has changed. My inner physician has agreed with just about everything I have done. Except when I was acutely ill and not eating much, some of the supps went by the wayside.

I really do think people with these issues need to be under a medical professional's care. One who gets it. Why waste time and money on self help and stabbing at supplements when you can be healed in a much shorter period of time? I think this is especially true for Explorer's who can likely have some of the genetic variations that make detox more of a challenge.

Google MTHFR and autism or alzheimers. Just scratching the surface.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 7:32pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from DoS


Yes stress can be a problem for an Explorer. But with Teachers and Warriors it takes very little in comparison, to get them offset. Plus Explorers can benefit from exercising hard to relief stress. Mental stress and physical oxidative stress are not the same, either.

My brother for example, Type A blood Explorer. The best sleep in his life is working 16 hour days, roughly 12 hours of straight shoveling/pick-ax. For him it is like a Warrior or Teacher doing yoga.


More variation in Explorers catagory since it's kind of a catch all. My cortisol spikes with exercise. I do realize I need to sweat. (merc toxicity is often accompanied by zero sweat or profuse sweat). It is hard for me to sweat. I think my glands may be blocked. It comes out only in certain places. I will be looking at infrared sauna soon. Thanks for the reminder of the importance of sweat. I have a lot of oxidative stress and little mental stress right now (other than when the ammonia attacks my brain). Funny, when I did GTD book scores, I typed Warrior and a lot of the confusion over that not fitting is what lead me to Dr. D's office. I think my mom is a toxin ridden Warrior (with really bad fingerprints and I'm sure gluten sensitive) and my dad a diabetic Hunter (storing a lot of toxicity in the gut fat as well).

Toxins are an issue with all genotypes in this food culture, me thinks.

Goodness, I've been introspective the past 24 hrs. Time to get off the computer!!!  ;D
Posted by: AKArtlover, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 7:37pm; Reply: 36
I really recommend Mark Hyman's book-- http://www.amazon.com/UltraMind-Solution-Depression-Overcome-Anxiety/dp/1416549722/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357500885&sr=1-4&keywords=mark+hyman

There are quizzes and rankings that will show you what areas of concern really are. I was in the catagory of "see a doctor" in several of the catagories, above and beyond diet in a few, and just self help in a couple.

It was really enlightening and validating in seeing what needed honed in on and even the quiz itself was educational in seeing how it is all related.

Excellent resource.
Posted by: DoS, Sunday, January 6, 2013, 11:00pm; Reply: 37
D.L. what detox food and supplements do you consume?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, January 6, 2013, 11:47pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from Drea
I love being a Warrior!  :D


You can have it ...  :P  :)
Posted by: aussielady582, Monday, January 7, 2013, 4:33am; Reply: 39
I don't think grains necessary at all, I met a lady last year (age approx 50) given up all grains incl quinoa. she looks fine and says feels better than ever! Have a look on paleo sites too and marksdailyapple.com, also Dr Gabriel Cousen's site about his take on grains. Early Africans and Polynesians did fine without grains; most grains are acidic once digested, and lead to allergy, food intolerances.  Grains take time to soak and cook, or ferment; are they fresh??  or stored for ages.... fungi and mould.  Eat fresh food, real food, ie fruit, vegetables, pure proteins ie fish or whatever, some seeds/nuts (freshest and soaked/rinsed well), I am in process of going grain free; eat proteins, fats too ie olives, avocados, seeds/nuts, fats are in protein foods too ie fish(good). the nutrients in grains are in other foods with more antioxidants! and easier more gentle on gut wall/lining! try it, your elimination will also work better, as I am finding out......Fresh is best!
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