Archives for: June 2009, 25
What an amazing conference Martha and Peter held in Norwalk, CT. With the assistance of their wonderful staff they made this delightful weekend a mix of fun and work. I had to laugh at Martha, Peter's wife and time keeper, as she flashed signs to let him know that he only had minutes left before a break. The energy that is expended at these things is enormous and the fact that Dr. D'Adamo makes himself available to conference attendees for personal face time is extraordinary.
I connected with a few friends and made some new ones that I hope I'll see again over the years to come. One friend I ran into was Pat, a fun woman I met in Tennenesse last year. She is a person of great wisdom who has a desire to share her story of how the genotype diet changed her life. Speaking with her, you'll find her enthusiasm infectious as she talks about her diet and her favorite diamond foods. One combination she shared was to dip broccoli in molasses. Boy, is that good! She also told me of her personal goal to just get people to know their genotype and their diamond foods. What a great goal, I loved the simplicity of her message.
After the conference in TN I came away with a sense of urgency regarding the message of the blood type/genotype diet. I wanted to be just like Larry ( call it Larry envy). I wanted to hold classes and get groups together just like Larry does in TN. In short time, however, I found that I am not very good in front of groups of people. At the close of this IFHI conference I felt that same urgency of the message but recognized that my method needed to change to fit my personality better. Well, after talking with Pat I realized all I need to do is offer to measure people, tell them their Genotype, share the information and let them figure it out. Some will be intrigued enough to try it, at least for a few weeks, but ultimately it is solely up to them. Presently my goal is to measure 50 people, a goal I have already begun but will report on at a later time.
At the conference one of the practitioners, an ND, was talking about how a doctor in Conn. was looking for someone to do the SWAMI on his patients in his office. Wow, was all I thought as my mind exploded with the possibilities of something like this. I think I would like that role in a doctors office. I would have access to all the lab work to enter in the SWAMI, and the patients history. Plus you could do all sorts of teaching with people. What a tool that will be for his patients to have. I have great respect for this physician who is willing to pay someone to do this for his patients. He surely must be an unusually person.
I am also thinking of going to school in 2010 to get a Masters degree in Nursing Education. NYS has scholarships available because the growing demand for educators is so great. I would have to teach in a college after I graduate, but what better venue than to talk to young people about individualized nutrition and the Genotype diet.
Always love to hear about you and your personal goals so why not leave me comment here and I will post them.
A special note to Eric the GT Teacher who I met in Tenn. and again in Conn. I am working on changing my photo on this blog,