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ebla
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I mentioned in the beginning of my post about the healing crisis that I'm following the BTD diet since I'm 47 years old...was one of Dr. D's earlier patients when he first opened his practice in CT so this was at the very beginning of anyone ever hearing the words "Blood Type Diet" and the
books hadn't been yet written. It's very likely I'm one of the longest followers of this way of eating
on the forum, and I can just say that prior to ever starting on this diet, I had been to 3 different allergists....had undergone allergy testing and treatment and still had what I would have described as food intolerances.  It appears that everyone in my family has issues with gluten...my oldest son, allergic as an infant...projectile vomiting...I was way too young when he was born to have understood that milk and wheat were giving him constant digestive problems.  The year was 1965 when my first son was born, I was 22 years old and the thought of food intolerances was rather absent from medical discussion.  Second child had worse allergies than first child...severe gut problems, failure to thrive for the first 5 months of his life and after trying 9 different baby formulas, with results of vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss, finally, he reacted positively to a beef based formula.  I fed this child brown liquified beef for 3 years and he began to thrive....and he's blood type A.  Likely he's an Explorer as he did well on a lamb based baby formula too.....but both my children are type A.  My sisters are type A.  One has severe allergies.  She too is likely an
Explorer.  Youngest sister seems to have digestive problems but no severe allergies.  Yet, all the
As in my family do not tolerate wheat, gluten, dairy and some of us don't do well on eggs.

Sorry, for going off topic.  So, allergy testing, yes I had that....allergy treatment too, but not at all effective....and no test ever showed to be accurate. My first year on the BTD seemed to calm my
immune system.  My airborne allergies improved...although the original BTD gave me no eggs,
or dairy so I really ate plant foods for many years with a little poultry...So, on the basic BTD
I did very well.  My biggest problem was that I was still eating wheat...and then wound up with
Lyme disease in 1990, had 5 straight months of antibiotics which totally wrecked my gut. After
that time, I became intolerant of gluten grains...but didn't realize it was a gluten issue.  Off gluten
for the past 10 years, still working on healing my gut.  Grains in general might not have been
a problem for me had I not had so much gut damage from taking long term antibiotics.

So....SWAMI generally feels right to me.  My SWAMI happens to be a professional SWAMI, done in Dr. D's office in Bridgeport, CT....so I don't think there is anything wrong with my SWAMI, but evidently something is still not perfect with my gut after so much good bacteria was wiped out.

Maybe what you need to understand that SWAMI is one basic tool....and you have to give it many months before you evaluate it...You might do yourself a favor to keep a food diary....list your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks....and keep a running total for the month....seeing if you can figure out if any foods aren't feeling like they're working for you.  It took me a few years before
I was able to eat manchego cheese.  I finally tolerate it well.

I think this is a mater not trying to judge your moment to moment feelings....not letting
yourself be influenced by the negative experiences of others.....not letting yourself have negative thoughts about what you're doing....Just be an observer of your body....and believe that if
others made progress, so can you....Find something relaxing like meditation, deep breathing and yoga to balance your diet...Make sure you get enough sleep and the right type of activity.....Sometimes you realize toxicity doesn't come from within your body, but from the people around you.  Your job, your friends....Sometimes when you start changing, what defined
you prior isn't what you want to define you now.

It's difficult for me to adequately express to you how powerful this diet can be if you allow yourself to trust it. I can see who I once was and who I've become....Well, I'm
older and wiser, but I'm also clearer in the way I feel and think. LIke I said in my post that mentioned healing crisis that healing is like peeling away layers of an onion.  I wish I had the
benefits of a SWAMI when I first began the BTD....The epigenetic benefits are profoundly unique.
Nowhere else on the planet has anyone devised a diet that can potentially protect your genes
against the failure and dysfunction of what you might have inherited from your ancestors.

If I were you, I'd give this more time....just keep your compliance level high and your emotional
system balanced.  It takes awhile to get into the grove of doing something new and different.
I hope you can continue to stick with it and find the great benefits that so many of us have experienced.




Thanks for the through reply.

Still I wonder if you are still eating something that is not good for you? You mentioned that you can finally tolerate a type of cheese because it does not give you any issue. So what about what gives you issue? Is it that you cannot pinpoint what it is?

I am all in for a diet that can make me feel better also if I have to stay on it for some time. But when I read that people stay on the diet for 10 years and more without getting 100% better, I think that maybe there is something more that can be done..
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I'm not Chloe, but I have been following BTD, GTD and SWAMI for about 10 years now.  SWAMI is the best diet of the 3, although the software can not take into account any specific food sensitivity that any individual body has, only those that are typical for the group.  It denies foods that are problems for specific types, but recommends foods based on nutrition, etc. content and individual group needs to stimulate organ systems that tend to be weaknesses in groups.  It individualizes based on medical history to stimulate typical weaknesses that allow specific disease conditions to happen.  As it cannot sense specifically what your body is doing, it can never know your specific sensitivities, therefore, this is the part you need to deal with - at least until your body is healthier and may reduce the sensitivity to those foods once other toxin levels are reduced.

Please understand that it may take some time to clean out any stored toxins.  The amount of time will depend on you individually, so I can't put a time frame on it, but let me say that I am still cleaning and healing.  I have seen tremendous improvement, but still have more to do.  The body heals things that you may not know were a problem, so your first priority is not necessarily what the body heals first...  Some days it is a struggle to maintain confidence, especially when we feel like we are back at the beginning, but for me, that is when the body is clearing the most junk out - so it is of the greatest benefit to the body to have those days.  

Keep your chin up and enjoy getting better!


Thanks ABJoe. You always give me a lot of hope and I relate to your arguments because I don't believe in instant healing and "magic". That is the western medicine approach that suppresses symptoms and doesn't really heal. However, if after so many years you are still not well, maybe is because SWAMI is not the best diet after all? Sorry for being this cynic, I don't want to lack of respect to anyone, just trying to stimulate the discussion to understand what I should do.
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ebla, remember one thing, nobody here has been on the GTD or a SWAMI for 10 years.  The GTD
and SWAMI didn't exist ten years ago.  If anything, most of us are fairly new at this....I would say
I was about 90% feeling perfect on the basic BTD for A until I got Lyme disease....which I then had
to overcome and deal with.  It's a highly inflammatory infection that morphs into parts of the body
and can go stealth. It can't even be detected sometimes by intrusive testing....so when I began
on my professional SWAMI, it was probably the end of 2011, early 2012.  So, just know that I'm
not a 10 year veteran of SWAMI.  And neither is anyone else.  

We are all on the same journey.  


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ebla, remember one thing, nobody here has been on the GTD or a SWAMI for 10 years.  The GTD
and SWAMI didn't exist ten years ago.  If anything, most of us are fairly new at this....I would say
I was about 90% feeling perfect on the basic BTD for A until I got Lyme disease....which I then had
to overcome and deal with.  It's a highly inflammatory infection that morphs into parts of the body
and can go stealth. It can't even be detected sometimes by intrusive testing....so when I began
on my professional SWAMI, it was probably the end of 2011, early 2012.  So, just know that I'm
not a 10 year veteran of SWAMI.  And neither is anyone else.  

We are all on the same journey.  


Ah ok! Good info. This part I was missing

May I ask you what are the main beneficials and avoids in your swami (like macro talking)?
For me main avoids are all red meat, potatoes (and all nightshades) and milk. Wheat is not clear because when I did the fingerprints I saw very little white lines, but then if I look at my fingers I see some transversal lines. And I have been gluten off for almost 2 years. However recently tried to eat some because it is a neutral and a pain to stay 100% off.
Beneficial-wise, I eats lots of salmon, broccoli, prunes, peanuts (these however I cut a little bit because I am not sure they are too good), coffee.

Also, what are main differences from SWAMI and BTD for you? I have little to no difference.
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Well, glad I made it clear to you that SWAMI is new for most of us....because I think this missing piece
of information was making you believe too many weren't thriving...but most of us have had improvements, it's just that we're all "works in progress".

My diet is geared towards methylation....getting my cells to make good copies of themselves.  So
the focus of our diets based on our differences in age, sex, health plus the diseases our ancestors
faced is bound to be different.  AND I know I'm blood type A2+ and a secretor.  You aren't sure if you're a secretor or not....and wouldn't know or really need to know your subtype of A.. (I just happened to know this because Dr. D told me when I first saw him in the late 1980s)

I digress. OK, the focus of my diet is on fish and plant foods.No meat except that lamb is neutral
and so is duck...(I know, these are not meats, but I have no beef so I call non fish and poultry
meat to differentiate them)   Salmon, cod, monkfish, mahi mahi are beneficial....same as you with peanuts being beneficial too, and I have a lot of soy foods on my diet....tofu, soybeans...
fruits such as berries, pineapple, apples, plums, cherries.   I don't have a lot of grains listed...
but sprouted would be the way to go if I were ever considering to eat wheat......and brown rice rates highly for me but my gut doesn't love it unless it's combined with lots of vegetables.  My best nuts would be almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts...and seeds like flax, hemp, sunflower.  I'm
not allowed potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant or beef either.

Remember I have a professional SWAMI which can be overridden once a professional has asked
you questions about how specific foods resonate with you....  Eggs weren't ever on my
BTD as beneficial.  Now they are on my professional SWAMI. Turkey is a beneficial.  It wasn't on
the BTD. Chicken is a neutral....I don't remember how it was rated on my BTD.  Remember, Dr. D
personally wrote out a BTD for me when I saw him for the very first time.  This was prior to the
ER4YT book's first printing.  I always followed his recommendations, not the book's.  So comparing any two diets from the books or any two diets from a SWAMIx you input yourself is
very different for how my diets were constructed.

Red wine and coffee are beneficials on my SWAMI. I have issues with caffeine so don't drink coffee very often
and wine makes me sometimes feel okay and other times not. It might be the sulfites that gives me a rebound
headache...coffee can do the same... I drink grape juice which is a diamond.  Green tea is a diamond. I drink a lot of g. tea.

I would say that butter was a toxin on my first BTD....it's neutral now although I prefer ghee.  And I think sour cream and cottage cheese plus mozzarella cheese were neutrals on my first BTD but
all toxins now.  The difference for me and you is our genetic history.  You come from a part of
the world that isn't my heritage.  My ancestors were from Russia, Poland, Hungary and Austria.
I just think small details are taken into consideration when a SWAMI computes your best diet.


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However, if after so many years you are still not well, maybe is because SWAMI is not the best diet after all?

Consider that I was almost dead when I started BTD.  Followed it for several years with some recovery, but started to have some diet related issues - mostly because I was depending too much on too few foods.  Transitioned to The Genotype Diet and continued healing.  Transitioned to SWAMI after it had been released for about a year because we had a thread where SWAMI users showed what % they fit the primary Genotype and most were less than 50%.  Since I am AB, so have 4 possible Genotypes rather than 3, I felt it would be more important for me to get SWAMI than not.

I am really happy with the SWAMI diet. as most of the avoids are foods I know have caused me problems in the past or that I just don't care for.  Also, after being on SWAMI for some time, realized that I am healing from a fall and subsequent growth issues that I never realized were something that was even wrong, much less that the body would attempt to repair.  As such, the healing is going to take much longer in my case.  I really wouldn't want it to be faster, as when some things happen too fast, worse symptoms occur - and what I'm having is bad enough!

Yes, it is possible that at times that I can't follow the portion guidelines - I have to reduce down to a protein and vegetable diet due to things happening.  Some people may view that as a setback, but eliminating chemicals and other toxins, dealing with candida overgrowth and handling bone regrowth all at the same time can't be done within a body that is really sick.  

I feel that to be doing all of the healing that is taking place is much better than continuously living on the edge of exhaustive collapse and pneumonia...

Thanks to Dr. D. I am still alive to be having all of these symptoms, while I am enjoying family life more than I did for some 30 years.  I'll stick with it - especially since I don't see anyone else providing something anywhere near what this is!


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WOW, Joe, what a powerful testimony to SWAMI's ability to work and repair so very deeply on so many different levels!  How wonderfully well you expressed your healing journey with SWAMI
and to me, proves by example that our expectations about SWAMI certainly should be positive.  These are the stories I love to read....  

The surprise for many of us might always be where this diet chooses to work first...and what it
might take in order to get to the real root of a problem. Might have to clear away what blocks
the root of the problem, stir up trouble we might inadvertently perceive as negative.  I often realize if I'm doing everything correctly but feeling worse that good things are likely happening
within my cells.

I'm so happy you're alive, feeling hopeful and enjoying family life once again...

You always manage to say exactly what I want and need to learn..Bravo..  


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The surprise for many of us might always be where this diet chooses to work first...and what it might take in order to get to the real root of a problem. Might have to clear away what blocks the root of the problem, stir up trouble we might inadvertently perceive as negative.  I often realize if I'm doing everything correctly but feeling worse that good things are likely happening within my cells.

This is what I learned from a holistic practitioner I went to before and during BTD and GTD, and I'll still see if I can't figure out what is happening myself.  She is the one who described what was happening when I started taking D-Ribose and it caused the cells to expel so much waste that I was really sick from overload.  She had first recommended a teaspoon 3x/day, but we determined that I needed to start with a single pinch per day and move up as I could tolerate it...

You help me with much of what you describe as well, Chloe.  I don't often acknowledge it, but I am impressed with all you share here as well.


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As explained in previous posts I'm already on swami which is almost identical to my BTD.
I should have noticed!!! Sorry. As I see it, according to my own experience for the last 3-4 years, there is no better recommendation than first of all to follow SWAMI, that's why I charged unattentively. Please excuse me....




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Im a teacher but don't know my secretor. However sec or not has very little difference for my profile.
Ebla, does this mean that you ran SWAMI twice, once checking secretor and the second time non-secretor, and it made no difference in the diet?



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Sometimes for a type A, the gut function has to do with being relaxed.
For this O it's this way ALL THE TIME, not just sometimes, has always been. Astrologers always claim that the strong emphasis on Virgo in my natal chart is to "blame" (Ascendant and Mars in retro in the 12th house opposed by the Moon! Boje moi!)  

I was taking Rhodiola for months, but I find Dragon Herbs' Super Adaptogen more effective by far - I take 2 capsules in the morning, and if I am stirred I take in the evening too.

Clary Sage oil rich in Omega 3 also has a deep calming influence on me, when I take 2 capsules before bedtime.


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Consider that I was almost dead when I started BTD.  Followed it for several years with some recovery, but started to have some diet related issues - mostly because I was depending too much on too few foods.  Transitioned to The Genotype Diet and continued healing.  Transitioned to SWAMI after it had been released for about a year because we had a thread where SWAMI users showed what % they fit the primary Genotype and most were less than 50%.  Since I am AB, so have 4 possible Genotypes rather than 3, I felt it would be more important for me to get SWAMI than not.

I am really happy with the SWAMI diet. as most of the avoids are foods I know have caused me problems in the past or that I just don't care for.  Also, after being on SWAMI for some time, realized that I am healing from a fall and subsequent growth issues that I never realized were something that was even wrong, much less that the body would attempt to repair.  As such, the healing is going to take much longer in my case.  I really wouldn't want it to be faster, as when some things happen too fast, worse symptoms occur - and what I'm having is bad enough!

Yes, it is possible that at times that I can't follow the portion guidelines - I have to reduce down to a protein and vegetable diet due to things happening.  Some people may view that as a setback, but eliminating chemicals and other toxins, dealing with candida overgrowth and handling bone regrowth all at the same time can't be done within a body that is really sick.  

I feel that to be doing all of the healing that is taking place is much better than continuously living on the edge of exhaustive collapse and pneumonia...

Thanks to Dr. D. I am still alive to be having all of these symptoms, while I am enjoying family life more than I did for some 30 years.  I'll stick with it - especially since I don't see anyone else providing something anywhere near what this is!
ABJoe thank you for this most amazing post!

What would have we done without you???  




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Ebla, does this mean that you ran SWAMI twice, once checking secretor and the second time non-secretor, and it made no difference in the diet?



With regard to secretor status, I ran it three times:
- secretor
- non secretor
- without selecting any

Differences are minimal, basically negligible when I look at the foods that I eat.

Then I also run with both hands white-lined, and only one white-lined. Reason is that when I take my fingerprints I don't see many white lines, but then I look at my fingerprints against the light I see several small lines. But I cannot understand if they are actual gut-related lines or just physiological wrinkles. The difference here is gluten, which in first case is neutral and second case is avoid. Having been off gluten for two years and having had before that a negative gastroscopy I would rule out being coeliac. When I did intolerance tests however, I was found gluten intolerance. But my guess is that it was related to general gut issues. So now I am trying to reintroduce gluten although in very little quantities. So far have not notice any difference.
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Consider that I was almost dead when I started BTD.  Followed it for several years with some recovery, but started to have some diet related issues - mostly because I was depending too much on too few foods.  Transitioned to The Genotype Diet and continued healing.  Transitioned to SWAMI after it had been released for about a year because we had a thread where SWAMI users showed what % they fit the primary Genotype and most were less than 50%.  Since I am AB, so have 4 possible Genotypes rather than 3, I felt it would be more important for me to get SWAMI than not.

I am really happy with the SWAMI diet. as most of the avoids are foods I know have caused me problems in the past or that I just don't care for.  Also, after being on SWAMI for some time, realized that I am healing from a fall and subsequent growth issues that I never realized were something that was even wrong, much less that the body would attempt to repair.  As such, the healing is going to take much longer in my case.  I really wouldn't want it to be faster, as when some things happen too fast, worse symptoms occur - and what I'm having is bad enough!

Yes, it is possible that at times that I can't follow the portion guidelines - I have to reduce down to a protein and vegetable diet due to things happening.  Some people may view that as a setback, but eliminating chemicals and other toxins, dealing with candida overgrowth and handling bone regrowth all at the same time can't be done within a body that is really sick.  

I feel that to be doing all of the healing that is taking place is much better than continuously living on the edge of exhaustive collapse and pneumonia...

Thanks to Dr. D. I am still alive to be having all of these symptoms, while I am enjoying family life more than I did for some 30 years.  I'll stick with it - especially since I don't see anyone else providing something anywhere near what this is!


Amazing story ABJoe.

I really look forward to the moment when I will feel that things are happening. For now some positive feedback from this diet, but nothing dramatic. Kind of in line with other diets I tried in the past, maybe slightly better. However, I will keep on staying on the diet for now to see if I will witness the magic at some point..
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Chloe,
I just now realized from reading some of your posts that the long term, low dose antibiotic therapy (Tetracycline) I received for mild acne when I was a teenager has probably caused the gluten intolerance and other issues I've encountered.

According to the SWAMI, I'm an Explorer, but according to the GenoType Diet book, I'm a Teacher. Not sure if I'm A1 or A2, but I do know that my mom is blood type O+ and my dad is blood type A+. I am A+ also. I have an idea that I'm A dominant and O recessive but that is just a hunch. I am a secretor for sure. So A+, secretor.

I had similar problems in the 1960s as a child just like you mentioned about your children. I regurgitated milk and my mom tried several including goat milk before trying soy, which is what I had to drink. She did put me on whole milk when I was 1 though! I remember having so many ear infections and snotty noses when I was little and developed asthma AND both my parents smoked so that really didn't help me at all! When I realized what was happening with my body as an adult, I stopped all dairy and haven't had asthma symptoms since.

My body then began to manifest autoimmune conditions, like Hashimotos thyroiditis and Alopecia Areata. Having dry eye syndrome for decades or most of my life leads me to believe I probably have a mild case of Sjogren's Syndrome another autoimmune condition (chiropractor helped me to figure out this one). So therefore, the gluten free, dairy free protocol I've been taking part in has really helped to keep me healthy and mostly symptom free. Keeping fit through chiropractic care is helping also as well as supplements.

I'm trying to figure out which GenoType I am:
Either Explorer, Teacher or Warrior... according to tests. But the other information, well... I have more characteristics of the Teacher, but have absolutely no whorl fingerprints!

As for different foods that cause inflammation in my body: beef (arthritis pain), pork (arthritis pain), wheat/gluten (thyroid/hormonal), dairy (asthma/sinusitis), soy (swelling all over).  

I believe like Chloe, that taking the long term antibiotics (approx. 1 year) did affect my digestive system and therefore created a problem with assimilation and also damage to my small intestines possibly creating a bacterial overgrowth there, hence all the illnesses. So, this healing has been taking so many years now, but I am so much better, walking daily, etc. Yea!

Possibly the Explorer is the GT I am, so I will try and follow this protocol to see if that makes any difference at all and document any food intolerance. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Oh and pushing myself to exercise causes very much stress, so I do a combination walking, breathing, meditative type exercise and it works greatly!

Glad to be aboard!
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Oh I forgot to add SUGAR! That has been one of the most important things I have eliminated from my diet, eating very little since December 2011! Very inflammatory, but I notice it's on both Teacher and Explorer toxins to limit or avoid!

And Teachers can have peanut butter but Explorers can't... so...
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TeacherK:  Being an Explorer GT means you probably have certain sensitivites which by having the diseases mentioned confirms it, IMO.  I have smaller issues, but also test as an Explorer in SWAMI. I am sensitive to sugar, caffiene, etc., am left-handed....

I thought I was a hunter first, then a gatherer, but the SWAMI says explorer. My diet seems to be a mixture of the 3 types.

Yes, you are O recessive since your dad was an O.  The O types has the distinction of both halves being O.
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Mrs T,
Thanks... So you've had difficulty finding yours too. Wow.

But... My blood type is A+ and I'm a secretor so I'm either Explorer, Teacher or Warrior. Don't believe I'm a Warrior, but trying to figure out if I'm an Explorer or Teacher...

and As You Say...I'm probably an Explorer with all the sensitivities.

The reason I mentioned Dad (A+) and Mom (O+) is b/c of the sensitivities a person like me with A and O mixture may have according to what I've read in the research, IF, in fact, I am AO. I realize there are subtypes but I'm not sure which one I am, unless it's A2 with all the sensitivities, but A1 is more common.

That being said, I am doing magnificently well in light of all the difficulties and didn't even realize I was following the BTD for Type A for the most part since 2007 and some of the time way before that; and I hadn't even read anything about it until the 2013. I purchased several of Dr. D.'s books/kits in December and gave some as presents to my mom and dad at Christmas.

So glad to meet you Mrs. T,
K  
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However, I will keep on staying on the diet for now to see if I will witness the magic at some point..

It may not be "magic, I'm all well."  It'll probably be a slow progression that you hardly know day-to-day that there is any benefit and one day you realize that all of these things that you used to complain about are gone.  I've found that you don't really miss it when the pain is gone, you have to remember it due to some discussion or ???


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According to the SWAMI, I'm an Explorer, but according to the GenoType Diet book, I'm a Teacher.

I would follow the SWAMI plan.  It uses many more pieces of data that are specifically you to make the determination.  Remember that there is always an adjustment period when changing diet to allow the digestive flora to change and the initial healing process to take place.  The duration is individually dependent.


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Thanks Joe.

I am going to test each one to see which one fits me the best, beginning with Explorer (Swami). Reason is b/c I clicked the wrong thing on lactose intolerant and caffeine sensitive. I was in a hurry and I clicked "save" shortly thereafter so it saved my answers and I couldn't change it later!!!!! I don't think I'm either one, but I am DEFINITELY allergic to dairy, so the lactose intolerance effects probably were allergy instead of lactose sensitivity. Mine is protein allergy to milk as I regurgitated it very quickly when a newborn and it caused many problems and ear infections/sinus polyps/congestion when I was growing up, I'm sure along with other foods also like wheat.

So do you think they may change that in the program so I can see both diet plans? I will ask them.

Thanks again for responding...K
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So do you think they may change that in the program so I can see both diet plans? I will ask them.

Definitely e-mail or call asking them to make the changes...  They want you to have the most accurate output to follow.


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Deep healing isn't going to be "magical." It's likely to be slow and painful, with tons of ups and downs. The older you are when you start "eating right", the more years of "eating wrong" you need to heal from. The sicker you are when you start, the more healing nas to happen, regardless of your age.

Also, diet alone can't fix everything. Sometimes supplements are needed to help your body rebuild. Sometimes medication is needed to "keep things from being severely imbalanced" while the healing takes place. Depending on the specifics of your body, you may be able to wean off medication after a few weeks, or you may need it for decades. Some people need to be on some medicine *forever*, although even those individuals can usually reduce the number of drugs they're taking and/or reduce the dosages of the ones they still need.

I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I used to have debilitating brain fog, muscle pain, and limited motility. I still get symptoms sometimes, though overall I'm in less pain, and the flare-ups don't last as long.

Diet has helped a lot, but it can't do everything. Flare-ups can be caused by psychological stress, which can't always be avoided. I can't 100% control the environmental toxins I'm exposed to. I don't use toxic cleaners in my own home or garden, but some of my neighbors use toxic pesticides, I breathe in synthetic scents in public bathrooms, etc. I also strongly suspect that the mercury fillings in my mouth are causing me harm, and I haven't had all of them removed yet. Even after I finish getting them out, there will still be some residual toxicity to deal with.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Ruth, I think your last paragraph is important and often overlooked.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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