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Peter D'Adamo, ND
The GenoType Diet
Environmental factors can alter the way our genes are expressed, making even identical twins different. Epigenetics is the study of changes in genetic expression that are not linked to changes in the DNA sequences but related to the influence of the environment on the genes being expressed or not --basically, whether a gene is silenced or activated. In essence, certain genes carry a sign that says, 'ignore me' --these genes are silenced. Other genes carry a sign that says 'pay attention to me' --these genes are activated. What makes the whole shebang noteworthy is that the patterns of these signs, is just as inheritable as the very genes themselves. Because of this, epigenetics offers an unparalleled indirect effect on the treatment of illness.
The GenoType Diet is a further refinement of my work in personalized nutrition. It uses a variety of simple measurements, combined with blood type data, to classify individuals are one of six basic Epigenotypes: The Hunter, Gatherer, Teacher, Explorer, Warrior and Nomad types. This article describes the 'Explorer' epigenotype.
To Learn More about the GenoType Diet, read my book Change Your Genetic Destiny.
Introduction to the Teacher
Gathering up his wood shavings the Teacher walked over to the waste pile that archeologists call a midden and threw them on it. But something here looked very odd. The top of the pile was covered with tiny white and green sprouts, many still sporting the opened seed case on their newborn leaves. He knew that sometimes this happened on manure piles, but there were no animals kept in the longhouse. Then he remembered those bitter tasting vetch seeds he had tried to eat a few days ago...
Sometime around 12,000 years ago, communities began to develop in the Middle East that displayed new human technologies that marked yet another great leap forward in human consciousness. Eventually labeled as the Neolithic ("New Stone Age") era and most famous for the revolution in agricultural technology, in reality it was first and foremost a revolution in the human mindset, initiated by the rise of new beliefs, shared rituals and symbolisms.
Although most likely an Out of Africa adaptation, Teacher seems to have functioned
optimally in a marshy or wetland environment, such as one would encounter in
grassy wetlands in inland northern Asia or between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
of Mesopotamia, the Coastal salt marshes associated with the river estuaries
of Europe and Africa. In any of these cases, fish, crustaceans and mollusks are
traditionally widely available and easily procurable. By the late Mesolithic
Period the Teacher worldview was most likely centered upon the scavenging for
shoreline creatures and fishing. In this food-rich bioterrain exposure to pestilence
would have been a constant fact of life. The exhaustion of these resources or
a rising population would have placed severe stress on these societies.
By 8000-7000 BCE the Neolithic Revolution was widespread in Asia. Asian rice
began to come under extensive cultivation in the Yangtze valley of China, having
originated around the foothills of the Himalayas. The first agriculturalists
were strictly subsistence. Food was grown for personal and family use with very
little available for trade. Since these societies were shifting from a diet high
in animal protein to one based more on plant protein, it seemed particularly
counterintuitive when studies showed that the nutritional standards of Neolithic
people were often inferior to that of hunter gatherers and their life expectancy
was probably shorter. Many anthropologists think that the Biblical story of the
expulsion from the Garden of Eden was actually a metaphor for the pain and suffering
from societys conversion from hunter-gathering to the beginnings of food domestication.
If so, it made the Teacher a first-class adapter and one tough buzzard.
The quality of life of these early Neolithic peoples would have also taken a major turn for the better as what has since been termed the "Secondary Products Revolution" kicked in and animals began to be seen not just as a supply of meat, but also a source of wool, milk and traction energy to pull plows and carts. Widespread net and spear fishing would also soon reap major new rewards. The going would be tough, but Teacher was just tough enough to stick it out.
These psychic ties gradually led to the beginnings of social orders and hierarchies.
There is evidence for the first time of a control of labor and conflicts characteristic
of tribal groups, often headed by charismatic chieftains. The hunter-gatherer
way of life was being replaced with the domestication of crops and animals, which
enabled people to live more sedentary lives. A settled population permits year-round
observation of the growing cycle, and hunter-gatherers are keen observers of
the environmental conditions optimal for specific plant products. These would
have been what archeologists call Neolithic Founder Crops—the first known domesticated
plants in the world. These primary foodstuffs were flax, emmer and einkorn wheat,
barley, lentils, peas, chick peas, bitter vetch and broad beans.
The Teacher carries an impressive wisdom of the body. Long ago, Teacher GenoTypes incorporated rich and abundant sources of protein in combination with rapid adoption of simple but effective agricultural technologies, and went on to develop a reasonably flexible worldview.
Teacher GenoTypes are very, very tough, sinewy folks. Although not often tall or excessively muscular, they can often do the work of two or three people, since they have a marvelous synchronicity between their kinetic, chemical energy and their electric, nervous energy.
Generally they are ectomorphs or meso-ectomorphs, possessing a low body fat percentage, small bone size, a high metabolism, and a wiry physique. A characteristic of the Teacher is clearly discernable tendons and ligaments underneath the skin, a sign of flexibility and strength. Teachers tend to be smaller to average height, with torsos and legs of about equal length
Clear signs of Teacher GenoType include the combinations of blonde hair and brown eyes or black hair and the epicanthic eye fold in Europeans. Incisor shoveling in Africans and Caucasians is another sign of Teacher GenoType. The nose is typically balanced to slightly wide. Interestingly, slight epicanthic folds can often be seen in even many non-Asian Teacher GenoTypes, especially from the more north western parts of Europe. The epicanthic fold may be an evolutionary defense against both the extreme cold as well as the extreme light that occurs in the Eurasian arctic and north. It has also been suggested that the fold provides some protection against dust in areas of desert such as that found in the deserts of northern China and Mongolia as well as parts of Africa. Our common ancestor probably had the epicanthic fold since it has been suggested that the fold provides some protection against dust in areas of desert such that found in parts of Africa. At some point modern Africans and Europeans lost the epicanthic fold, but it was maintained by Asians probably as a defense against both the extreme cold as well as the extreme light that occurs in the Eurasian arctic and north. Interestingly, the marker that often is used by the common mane to identify someone from Asia may well be a relic from Africa.
Straight hair is another typical attribute of Teacher, and may represent very early adaptations to the cooling of the climate that occurred at about the same time as the disappearance of Neanderthal.
Lower leg length and upper leg length tend to be relatively balanced in the Teacher GenoType, but the trunk is usually longer than the total leg length. Teacher tends to be small boned, with a smaller frame size, although this may not be true of Africans and Northern Europeans. Teacher somatotypes are typically balanced, with few extreme versions of any somatotype, more typically Teacher is an equal mix of endomorphic, mesomorphic and ectomorphic types.
A characteristic of Teacher is the ability to clearly discern tendons and ligaments
underneath the skin, which is almost never seen with Gatherer GenoType. This
seems to result in Teacher having a tremendous amount of lever-like strength
which gives these people such a physical capacity for hard work. Abraham Lincoln,
a clear sign that Teacher is not a short GenoType (he had a glandular problem
called acromegaly), could extend a full-sized wood axe by the end of its handle
parallel to the ground for any length of time, to the constant amazement of his
friends, who made him demonstrate this feat again and again.
The Teacher jaw structure is usually not round, meaning that the gonial angle can range from squarish to a more balanced shape. Teacher is relatively well balanced when it comes to androgens and estrogens and their lower leg extremity space is usually what would be expected for the gender of the subject.
Teacher is relatively well balanced when it comes to androgens and estrogens,
but asymmetrical with regards to left and right medial planes: Their index and
ring finger ratios (D2:D4 ratio) are usually asymmetrical as per left and right
sides. Excessively longer ring fingers on both hands in men or index fingers
in women indicate that an increased tendency towards developing cancers of the
reproductive systems (prostate, ovary, breast, etc.) should be considered.
In Teacher, the relative size of protruding body parts increases with temperature.
This translates into what anthropologists call Allens Rule: people and animals
in hot climates tend to have longer limbs than those in cold climates. For example,
the people of East Africa are tall, slender, with long arms and legs, while the
Inuit or Eskimos of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia have short, stocky bodies with
short arms and legs. Asian Teachers can be surprisingly long-legged, especially
with optimum pre and post-natal nutrition.
Bergmans Rule dovetails into this: A smaller body has more surface area per body weight, so it sheds heat more efficiently by sweat. Average body size increases in cold climates, decreases in hot climates; big bodies hold heat better than small ones. This is also quite true of Teacher.
Most Teachers are PROP tasters or super tasters and usually have an A antigen blood type (blood types A1, A2, A1b, A2B).
Although encountered almost everywhere (with the noticeable exception of Central and South America) the A gene is a European, and to a certain extent Central Asian gene. Within the confines of Europe, in combination with the gene for blood type B, it splits the continent into a Western aspect (high frequency of A, low frequency of B) and Eastern aspect (high frequency of B, low frequency of A). The people in the "High A Zone" speak Indo-European languages other than Slavonic.
High concentrations of A are found in the Anatolian highlands of Turkey, and
to a slightly lesser degree, the surrounding Fertile Crescent area of the Middle
East. These areas are consider by some to be the birthplace of what would become
the Neolithic, or agriculture; and though it would be extreme to link a single
gene with the enormous effects on the human race that have resulted from the
domestication of plants and animals, the physiological effects on the digestive
tract that are linked to blood type A indicate that is was most certainly linked
with the a series of multi-gene adaptations to grasses and grains.
These areas were hotbeds of early agricultural development, developing strains of cereals and other grasses such as emmer wheat, einkorn wheat, barley; pulses such as peas, lentils and chickpeas and fibers such as flax. Looking at many of the physiological characteristics of the digestive tract known to associate with type A, it appears that many of the immunological necessities involved in being able to digest and metabolize these early grains (in reality cultivated grasses) were impressed upon the A phenotype, since this the digestive tract this blood group tends to temper the antigenicity of many grains. This has the effect of producing a form of Genetic Drift: Their greater tolerance of often highly antigenic grains would have produced an "immune sparing" effect in blood type A Teacher, with the dividend being invested in more efficient controls of inflammation and better barrier defenses.
There is a very high incidence of AB blood in sub-continental Indian Teachers, again probably the result of the genetic intermingling of steppe-dwelling Nomad horsemen with the more agrarian, settled local stock.
Teachers often have a significant number of whorl type fingerprints, a useful indicator of future cancer risks, especially for women. Research has shown that the presence of six or more whorl fingerprint patterns is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, with a statistical significant no different from having a positive mammogram. Thats pretty dramatic! In type A Teachers, a whorl count greater than 6 should be considered a wake-up call for a pro-active cancer prevention program.
Their Rhesus (Rh) blood group is interesting. They are almost always Rh-positive, and a little further detective work shows that they almost always have the ancient form of the Rh positive blood group (CDE).
Common wisdom would seem to imply that men wander around much more than women, exploring, burning and pillaging and whatnot; but the genetic reality seems to be quite the opposite. Matter of fact when geneticists compared the mitochondrial data with the Y-chromosome data it seems that women have migrated from one continent to another about eight times more frequently than men. This may be the result of women leaving their own families and joining their husbands, or by polygyny, men fathering children by multiple female partners.
Geneticists typically cant do very much with single mutations, and lucky for
them they dont often have to since nature often works in bigger chunks of markers
called haplotypes. The word haplotype is a combination of the phrase haploid
genotype, which in laymans terms means "double genetic stuff". Its double because,
remember, you have two complete sets of genes; one from mom and the other from
dad. When they did their little disco dance at the moment of your creation,
the parts fused together, deciding then and there which of the rivals for your
attention (alleles) would go on to be top dog.
Haplotypes are simply a chunk of alleles at different places along the same chromosome
that are inherited as a unit, sort of like if you went to a clothing store, bought
a blue sweater, and wound up being convinced by a very good salesperson that
the sweater would look great with this pair of plaid pants.
The Rh blood type system was complex. Now I will explain why. We all inherit
a set of three Rhesus (Rh) genes from each parent as part of a haplotype. You
may have heard of them or even had them told to you when you got blood typed
at a donation center: Theyre called the c, d, e, C, D and E genes and
when the smoke clears after conception, theyre a haplotype.
As with all genetic-speak, upper case means a dominant gene and lower case means a recessive one, but here is where it gets interesting. Unlike eye color, where we could conceive of a single allele bossing the other around, like Ali versus Frazier in the "Thrilla in Manila", with Rh blood groups its the relationship of two gene chunks, each of three alleles; more like the Jets versus the Sharks in West Side Story. You get a chunk of three alleles from mom and they rumble with the three Rh alleles from dad, however instead of calling them a gang, or 'youth group we call them haplotypes.
To finish the story of the Rh groups, if moms gave you the Rh haplotype cDe and dad gave you the cde haplotype, youd be Rh positive. Actually any capital letter will make you positive, but a capital D will make you especially positive. Which is why some folks describe Rh earlier as big D and little D. Those GenoType Explorer Basques? Why, 50% of them got nothing but lower case letters (cde/cde).
A common problem for male African Teachers is favism (a type of anemia) though
it is of the less severe form that seen with Mediterranean folks. Glucose-6-phosphate
dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme found on red blood cells that is critical to
maintaining proper levels of the anti-oxidant glutathione in its bioactive reduced
form. Reduced glutathione acts as a scavenger for dangerous oxidative metabolites
in the cell. Many drugs and a few foods can induce this damage to the red blood
cells, which often is severe enough to cause anemia. Components in fava beans
(vicine and convicine) which can induce severe hemolytic (destructive) anemia
in people with the G6PD deficiency. Deficiency of G6PD is one of the most common
enzyme defects in humans, affecting at least 300 million people worldwide.
Teachers often have polymorphisms of the cytochrome p450 detoxification system. The first thing you need to know is that the name cytochrome P450 has no relevancy whatsoever. It was coined in the early 1960s to describe an unknown pigment in cells which when bound with carbon monoxide, absorbed light at the 450nm wavelength and the name has stuck ever since. The P450 system is a giant superfamily of enzymes that now number well over 400 genes, with 60 in us humans alone. With all those genes, there needed to be some sort of order developed, so in 1987 a system was developed whereby the symbol CYP followed by numbers and letters detailing the gene and its individual qualities.
In general the Teacher worldview is an effective and accurate predictive response to most aspects of the modern environment. However, many of the more nefarious aspects of modern life, in particular the use of drugs such as nicotine, caffeine and recreational pharmaceuticals will pose an even more significant threat to Teacher than perhaps might otherwise be appreciated. Teachers tend to have rather low levels of enzymes coded by the CYP2E1 gene which metabolize many chemicals, including drugs and many low-molecular-weight carcinogens. This enzyme is also of interest because it is stimulated by alcohol and may play a role in liver injury induced by chemicals such as chloroform, vinyl chloride and carbon tetrachloride.
The enzyme is primarily found in the liver, and the level of enzyme varies markedly between individuals. Teachers may well be drawn to alcoholic beverages as a way of increasing this enzyme, as alcoholics have twice as much CYP2E1 activity as compared to nonalcoholics. This may be especially true of Teachers who are also non-secretors.
Ancestry and Variation
A fairly ubiquitous GenoType, the Teacher is found in just about every racial
and ethnic group, although it is especially common in East and South Asians and
Western Europeans, which implies that it is probably not much of a marker for
the modern day racial and ethnic categories. Teacher is also found equally in
both men and women. The ancestral DNA haplogroups for Teacher in general are
those types that are descended from macrohaplogroups associated with the Out
of Africa spread of Neolithic technologies.
- Commonly Seen: North Eastern, South Eastern Asians, New World Mixes
- Frequently Seen: North Western, Western Europeans
- Often Seen: South Eastern African
Y-Chromosome DNA Analysis
Although not a predominantly African GenoType, some aspects of Teacher genodynamics may be seen in some of the Bantu descendants who carry the marker for Haplogroup E3a. Many Teacher genotypes are descended from the macrohaplogroup F, although most no longer carry F, but rather one of its myriad descendants, especially the M9 mutation which marks Haplogroup K and its descendants, many of which form the mass of Teacher GenoType: haplogroup O in East Asians and R1b in West Europeans. Haplogroup O and its variants (O1, O2, O3) appear to be adaptations to rice farming, whereas R1b is considered a marker of Cro-Magnon migration into Europe in the time before the last glacier.
Haplogroup O3 is a subset of haplogroup O arising about 10,000 years ago from an ancestral male who lived in China. This haplogroup appears in over 50% of all modern Chinese men, and is not found outside East Asia. The widespread success of haplogroup O3 is conjectured to be closely associated with the sudden agricultural boom associated with rice farming. Individuals who are haplogroup O3 are descended from Chinas first rice farmers.
DNA Mitochondrial Chromosome Analysis
Many non-European Teachers are descended from the rather rare R haplogroup R,
Haplogroup R is a direct ancestor to the very large B haplogroup, arising in
Asia some 50,000 years before present and is found throughout modern Asia and
the New World.
Haplogroup R is believed to have occurred somewhere in North West Asia between 30,000 and 35,000 years ago. The most important subgroup of haplogroup R is R1, which is is very common throughout Europe and western Eurasia. Its distribution is believed to be associated with the re-settlement of Eurasia following the last glacial maximum. The main subgroups of R1 are R1a and R1b, which pretty much break down into an East and West description of things.
The other lineage traceable to R, and hence back to N, is Haplogroup JT and its descendant T. Although apparently originating in Eastern Europe via the Middle East, haplogroup T has migrated westward, to the point that it is now found in about 10% of all Western Europeans. Like YDNA haplogroup O, T is a Neolithic, agriculturalist marker shared by many Warrior GenoTypes as well.
SNPS that may be of special interest to Mu include the genes that regulate homocysteine metabolism and the production of methionine. These include:
- MTHFR (5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase): Polymorphisms have a role in susceptibility to certain cancers and cardiovascular problems (through its role in regulating homocysteine)
- MTR (5-methyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferases): MTR encodes an enzyme which catalyzes the final step in methionine biosynthesis, a critical aspect of DNA methylation.
- MS-MTRR (5-methyltetrahydrofolate-homocysteine methyltransferase reductase) This gene produces enzymes which are involved in the activity of the enzyme methionine synthase, which catalyzes the production of the amino acid methionine. Methionine is an essential amino acid required for protein synthesis and for DNA fidelity.
Teacher GenoTypes are very, very tough, sinewy folks. Although not often tall
or excessively muscular, they can often do the work of two or three people, since
they have a marvelous synchronicity between their kinetic, chemical energy and
their electric, nervous energy. Usually when one fatigues, the other takes over,
and indeed a useful way for Teacher to relax is to simply alternate between these
Because of the inherent tolerance of the Teacher immune system, their digestive
tract is often host to a wide and sometimes bizarre arrangement of microbial
life. Normally this is not a problem, and may well even be a slight benefit;
but the Teacher should always have a low overgrowth component to their food
selection strategies. In general most simple sugars and carbohydrates should
be minimized, as their breakdown products will in short time produce an explosive
microbial overgrowth in the lower intestines. Extreme forms of microbial social
engineering—such as antibiotics—almost always cause major disruption
of the Teacher digestive tract unless modulated with extra short chain fatty
acids, soluble fiber and probiotics. A sure sign of the Teacher is a blood type
A individual with whorl type fingerprints and high breath hydrogen test readings.
In his book Food Is Your Best Medicine Bieler describes a version of the Teacher GenoType as a Thyroid Type characterized by a slim build and an inability to gain weight, restlessness, rapid movements, fine features, and an overactive nervous system. Of the traditional classifications systems, the Chinese yin/yang classification of Yin-Water is closest to the Teacher type: Blunt, passionate, confident, fearless, excellent stamina, ambitious, robust, and authoritarian. Yin-Water types also dislike most cold things and are quite averse to bathing in cold water.
Their tolerance of the physical world, and also to life in general, gives Teachers great insight into the nature of existence—which to them is simply the sum total of all matter in motion—and provides the Teacher GenoType an insightful, supernatural bent. However the Teacher is not antiscientific; rather, that it identified and aligned with natural processes and cosmology long before there was a science and probably will continue to do so long after it as well.
The Teacher worldview is an effective and accurate predictive response to most aspects of the modern environment. Their biological tolerance is often reflected in their personalities. They have a centered, calm manner. However, many of the more nefarious aspects of modern life, in particular the use of drugs such as nicotine, caffeine and recreational pharmaceuticals will pose an even more significant threat to the Teacher than perhaps might otherwise be appreciated.
In general, Teachers have the souls of an artist and are happy and healthy as long as there are ample avenues for creative expression in their lives. They are great at meta-analysis, the ability to evaluate numerous types of data and synthesize its essence or gestalt.
Because it is such a tolerant GenoType Teachers are not all that inflammatory-prone and in general seem to be less allergic. Teachers tend to age well, and often reach significantly advanced years. But this doesnt happen automatically. The key for Teachers is to seek balance in everything—whether it be diet, work schedules, sleep-wake cycles, or methods of exercise. Despite often reaching advanced age, a significant number of Teachers can experience major health problems in early middle age, such as cancers and circulatory problems.
Allowing the Teacher to reach a healthy old age is as simple as preventing methyl
groups from getting knocked off their DNA molecules from stress, toxins and sickness,
and replacing them with new methyl groups if they do. This process, called methylation,
is critical to the proper health and aging of the Teacher GenoType. A lack of
proper methylation turns Teacher DNA into the genetic version of that joke circulating
around the office cubicles; a photostat of a photostat repeated so many times
that the graphics and text are barely readable.
In Ayurveda a case could be made for some of the more overt aspects of Teacher GenoType fitting the constitutional type called Vata. Vata types are highly imaginative and quick to learn and grasp new knowledge. However they tend to respond to stress with fear, worry, and anxiety, especially when out of balance. Physically Vata types are slender, chests are flat and their veins and muscle tendons are visible.
The thymus and bone marrow loom large in the proper balance of the Teacher GenoType. Once dismissed as non-essential organ, it is now known to play a important role in the early development of the immune system, being the primary site of T cell maturation. By puberty, our thymus atrophies, gradually shrinking in size and function. For Teacher, hydrotherapy, particularly the bathing in cold spring water, has a provocative effect upon the thymus and immune system, probably due to receptors in the skin which are activated by sudden changes in temperature. Dry brushing and lymph drainage are all useful in stimulating the thymus and bone marrow through the skin. By increasing circulation in the body, hydrotherapy increases circulation of white blood cells, which stimulates the immune system.
Having an altruistic worldview may be an admirable quality, especially when it comes to migration and having to adapt to new flora and fauna, but not when it is expressed at the expense of ones own well-being. The Teacher who has exhausted his or her immune system with overwork, sleep deprivation, stress or poor diets, will have trouble fending off chronic infections. They become easy prey for the latest bacteria making the rounds in their offices or schools. Teacher children suffer from chronic ear and respiratory infections, and they often appear sickly.
In general, the Teachers immune system is rather slow to activate, particularly
against bacteria and parasites. This has its benefits, since the Immune system
does not spin its wheels hunting down and destroying things that it could just
as well have gotten along with, and this trait was critical to allowing the early
Teachers to migrate throughout the world. However, the tolerant Teacher immune
system can easily over-identify with the external world, lowering its defenses
against microbes, harmful foods and aberrant cells. Poor Immune surveillance
means vulnerability to infections, as well as a higher than average risk for
many common cancers.
The tolerant Teacher immune system can easily over-identify with the external world, lowering its defenses against microbes, harmful foods and aberrant cells. Poor Immune surveillance means vulnerability to infections, as well as a higher than average risk for many common cancers. This often occurs in Teachers because tumor cells often turn-off genes that are supposed to keep them in check. These jail-keeper genes are called tumor-suppressor genes and they are supposed to prevent cancer genes from activating. Often in Teachers, the first thing cancer genes do is figure out a way to turn off the suppressor genes. At that point the inmates are running the prison. Fortunately with the Teacher GenoType diet, you can put those suppressor genes back to work for you.
Like the Hunter, the Teacher metabolism can turn catabolic. This is often the
result of unbalanced ubiquitinylation, a type of cellular elimination system.
This is accomplished inside the cell by a small molecule called ubiquitin, so
named because it is ubiquitous (found everywhere) in the cell. Ubiquitin is
now known to be involved in several other cellular processes as well, including
quality control protein synthesis, membrane signaling, control of the cell reproductive
cycle, X chromosome inactivation in men and the maintenance of chromosome structure.
Unbalanced ubiquitinylation can cause problems with the Teachers cell signaling
mechanisms (surface receptors) and influence tumor suppressor activity. As with
Hunter, this often interferes with proper removal of mutant and damaged proteins
and growth modulators. While many people today often feel the need for colonic
irrigation to clean out their system, in Teachers it is their cells, not their
colons, which need the colonic.
Lack of self-identification, or perhaps over identification of one self in the external world, poses difficulties for GenoTypes with altruistic worldviews. Altruism as an unselfish concern for the welfare of others is fine enough, but to consider others as more important than oneself is degrading and demeaning to the self. Extending ones own worldview to humans, many of whom already subscribe to a code of conduct that rewards altruistic behavior is certainly praiseworthy. Lowering ones threshold of suspicion toward microbes, harmful foods and aberrant cells is another thing altogether. That is a problem for the modern day worldview of the Teacher GenoType: they can blend into the world so good they sometimes lose sight of themselves.
Adult Teacher GenoTypes will often report that a sibling or parent has developed cancer, and there is often quite a bit of cancer in the family lineage. In westernized countries, Teacher is especially prone to cardiovascular disease as well.
As it says in the Bible, The sins of the father will be visited on the sons.
However, this is only partially true.
The improvements of the father (or more likely, the mother) will also be visited
upon the offspring as well. Teacher derives great benefit from many of the plant
based anti-oxidants that are of the so-called flavonoid class and not surprisingly
a lot of these have made it into the traditional diet in areas with high concentrations
of Teachers. These include many natural compounds which are though to exert epigenetic
effects due to structural changes that they make to the three dimensional structure
of DNA. This is done by changing the function histones, proteins that act as
spools for DNA to wrap itself around. Although Teacher may want to do yoga stretching
and Chi Gong breathing to achieve greater relaxation, their DNA, if anything,
would like very much to stay coiled up and tightly wrapped. Compressed DNA tends
to be quiet DNA and Teacher likes quiet DNA.
With the right diet and lifestyle changes, the results of following the GT3 Teacher diet and lifestyle recommendations are nothing short of miraculous. Once the Teacher embarks on a program of dietary and lifestyle changes, the results are immediate. Their recovery powers are quite remarkable.