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Beachgirl
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Okay, I picked up the allergy book & am wondering if I should follow that or combine with my GTD.  I'm trying to eliminate my allergies/ asthma and of course, there are distinct food differences between the two.  Also, I know green tea is beneficial on both, but is decaf okay?  I definitely do not do caffeine & I'm wondering if any of the anti-inflammatory benefits are lost in the decaf process.


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If you want to combine, use SWAMI.

If allergies is your primary concern, the allergy book is a better choice than the GenoType diet.


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On green tea, I think most of the nutrients are preserved in "naturally" decaffeinated tea(there are different decaffeination processes used to decaffeinate tea).

But the DNP site advises against using decaffeinated green tea.

http://www.4yourtype.com/itaru.asp


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C-sharp, allergies & asthma are one of many concerns, but currently at the top of the list.  Thanks for the info!  I will do SWAMI as soon as I can afford it.  Also, thanks for the clarification on the tea...I've tried caffeinated green tea & get really shaky on it.  I'm going to have to try to sort that out.


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C-sharp, allergies & asthma are one of many concerns, but currently at the top of the list.  Thanks for the info!  I will do SWAMI as soon as I can afford it.  Also, thanks for the clarification on the tea...I've tried caffeinated green tea & get really shaky on it.  I'm going to have to try to sort that out.


Here's a good option....it's decaffeinated but retains the best of caffeinated green tea.  Not all
decaffeinated green tea is the same. I love this brand.  Been drinking it for years.

https://www.groundgreentea.com/index.php/products/edible-green-ground-green-tea-decaf-gift-set



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Thanks, Chloe! I'll have to check that one out.  I want the benefits of green tea, but definitely not the caffeine side effects.


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Well, after more than a year of immunotherapy I am still only inches away from the beginning of the process instead of moving towards the halfway point.  Seeing as I can't seem to move up in dosage enough to offer relief, (without reacting to the allergens) I have decided to stop taking my 3 weekly shots & am going to focus on strict compliance, fixing my gut & seeing if I can eliminate my allergies through diet.  DH is in full agreement & even added, "Seeing as we won't be paying for your allergy shots every week, you should take that money & get that computer diet thing you wanted." (SWAMI)  So, sometime in the next week, I will be ordering my SWAMI!!!!  Woo hoo!  With all the allergies, medicine reactions & general sensitivities, how much do you want to bet it pegs me as an Explorer?  Even though my measurements say Gatherer, I have many more Explorer tendencies.  Also, since I don't know my secretor status, I'm going to guess it  will peg me as a nonnie.  I'm sure I'll have tons of questions once I get the program, so be patient with me.     I'd love to go back to my allergist next year & show him how I cured myself with food!  


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would visiting my friend Dr Tom Greenfield be an option?
He can run a swami pro for you with your allergy issue well detailed

He in fact is the person behind Artisan bread
http://www.nature-cure.co.uk
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Isn't Dr Greenfield in the UK? Which practitioners are closest to Nevada?

You can also make your own decaf green tea. Brew the tea for a minute or two, discard that first cup (or give it to somebody else who can handle/wants the caffeine) and then re-brew those tea leaves in a fresh cup of water. The 2nd (and 3rd) cup of tea will only have a trace of caffeine in it.


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I would think that if you have Swami and if you entered all the symptoms you can then you will get the best combo.. then add the protocols as listed- compare all of the supps first to the allergy book, but that is getting old-isch, then follow the supps protocols as indicated.

That in my mind gives you all that you would need.  

IT is important NOT to buy MORE then one 'supplements protocol'  at one time.  Even though there would be safety in buying additional items from DPN sales staff, they are not checking for what is in the one and in the other, and then over-use of one item might mess up all the benefits of another.  Some ingredients might not even be on the proper list.  


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Lola, the UK is definitely too far for me to travel.   But the blood work info will help tremendously!

Ruthie, the practitioners listed on the site for NV have both moved out of state, so if anyone knows of someone that is closer, I'd love to see them!  Also, great idea on the green tea!  I've been wanting to add it to my diet, but the caffeine just doesn't sit well with me.  I'll try to re-brew!  

Goldie, I haven't even been able to order supps yet from DPN, but when I can afford them, it's good to know that I should only focus on one at a time.  

Thanks for all the input, everyone!  


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Well, after more than a year of immunotherapy I am still only inches away from the beginning of the process instead of moving towards the halfway point.

When I discussed a referral to an allergist with my regular MD, he said, "You can take those shots for years and they MAY help."  I chose to use NAET, which is where I heard about Eat Right.  NAET helped, but without ER - the symptoms return because the avoid foods continue to cause problems in the body.

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DH is in full agreement & even added, "Seeing as we won't be paying for your allergy shots every week, you should take that money & get that computer diet thing you wanted." (SWAMI)  So, sometime in the next week, I will be ordering my SWAMI!!!!  Woo hoo!

Good news...  I have seen how much different the diet is between the book GTD and SWAMI for my DD.  She is finally being able to control the symptoms and feel good.  Now she just has to deal with the detox and healing - but it hopefully won't be too bad.

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With all the allergies, medicine reactions & general sensitivities, how much do you want to bet it pegs me as an Explorer?

I'd love to go back to my allergist next year & show him how I cured myself with food!  
It is quite possible that you'll be an Explorer, but just go with what it tells you - as long as the measurements are correct.

I wouldn't waste the time and money showing the allergist the difference...

Even though I have family in Las Vegas, they do std. medical, so it wouldn't help for what you want.


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When I discussed a referral to an allergist with my regular MD, he said, "You can take those shots for years and they MAY help."  I chose to use NAET, which is where I heard about Eat Right.  NAET helped, but without ER - the symptoms return because the avoid foods continue to cause problems in the body.


Good news...  I have seen how much different the diet is between the book GTD and SWAMI for my DD.  She is finally being able to control the symptoms and feel good.  Now she just has to deal with the detox and healing - but it hopefully won't be too bad.

It is quite possible that you'll be an Explorer, but just go with what it tells you - as long as the measurements are correct.

I wouldn't waste the time and money showing the allergist the difference...

Even though I have family in Las Vegas, they do std. medical, so it wouldn't help for what you want.


Thanks, ABJoe! I would've continued with the shots if it seemed like they were helping or that I was able to move up in the series.  I knew it would be a 3-5 yr commitment, but with my sensitivities, it seems more like 5-8 yrs. would be my reality.  That's just not acceptable.  I had to look up NAET, as I hadn't heard of that, I may see if they have some books at the library.  I'm glad your daughter is seeing results...I know if I get to the source of the issue, heal my gut & detox all the gunk out of my system that I'll do much better.

Anyway, SWAMI is ordered & I will abide by whatever blend of Hunter, Gatherer, Explorer it says I am!     I can't wait to see my new food list & get going!


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Goal weight acheived!!  Woo Hoo!!!!
DH of 18 yrs. O+, DS 17yo O, DS 5yo O, not sure on the boys' RH status.

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Beachgirl,
I am sending good wishes to you and know that Swami will give you a great option!
When I stick to my Swami the results are awesome!
I know Costa Mesa, CA ( my ND) is too far for you but perhaps there are some along the stateline of CA/Nevada that might be ok.


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Well, after more than a year of immunotherapy I am still only inches away from the beginning of the process instead of moving towards the halfway point.  Seeing as I can't seem to move up in dosage enough to offer relief, (without reacting to the allergens) I have decided to stop taking my 3 weekly shots & am going to focus on strict compliance, fixing my gut & seeing if I can eliminate my allergies through diet.  DH is in full agreement & even added, "Seeing as we won't be paying for your allergy shots every week, you should take that money & get that computer diet thing you wanted." (SWAMI)  So, sometime in the next week, I will be ordering my SWAMI!!!!  Woo hoo!  With all the allergies, medicine reactions & general sensitivities, how much do you want to bet it pegs me as an Explorer?  Even though my measurements say Gatherer, I have many more Explorer tendencies.  Also, since I don't know my secretor status, I'm going to guess it  will peg me as a nonnie.  I'm sure I'll have tons of questions once I get the program, so be patient with me.     I'd love to go back to my allergist next year & show him how I cured myself with food!  


Beachgirl - I spent six months (or more) on the immunotherapy. Once I got to a certain point, I had reactions all the time. One of the doctors told me before I chugged a shot of Benadryl, that some people are not cut out for immunotherapy. I am one of them and I chose to leave them behind. It was too much to wake up swollen, sick, etc...and have reactions almost immediately (anxiety, etc.)

I just bought the SWAMI and I am sure it will be great.

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Beachgirl, are you ordering the secretor test also?



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Thanks, cajun!  Yes!  I'd love to find a good NP/ ND preferably w/ BTD experience; CA/ NV border would be great!

Melissa, I've already been doing immunotherapy for almost 15 months with nothing but reactions, so I think I'm one of those people that's not cut out for it either.  Maybe if someone's not so highly allergic or reactive, they'd have better results, but it's a waste of my money, time & health in dealing with the reactions.  I also get sick, swollen, hives, itchy, anxiety with the shots as well & it seems like I react more now on GTD....probably because my body is healing & is thinking, "What the heck are you doing to me???!!!"     I think we'll both have great results with SWAMI!

Victoria, I haven't ordered the secretor kit yet, I was going to wait & ask my Dr. to add it in along with my yearly blood work in Feb.  If I decide that I can't wait that long, I'll order the kit.  I'm going to let SWAMI guess my secretor status anyway...I'm assuming it'll guess nonnie.  lol!


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I don't think our allergies are near a bad as yours.  I just want to let you know that my daughter got the allergy pack and in less than a month she had great results.  The Quercetin and the product that NAP has with stone root are the two she takes when pollen season starts. She use to get sinus, ear infections.  I take the quercetin every day and haven't needed any other meds. for the last year ($20 for 120 caps/ Claritin D what? about $1 ea?)


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Victoria, I haven't ordered the secretor kit yet, I was going to wait & ask my Dr. to add it in along with my yearly blood work in Feb.  If I decide that I can't wait that long, I'll order the kit.  I'm going to let SWAMI guess my secretor status anyway...I'm assuming it'll guess nonnie.  lol!


I haven't seen a doctor order the saliva tests, which Dr. D uses to determine secretor status.  If you want to do it via blood work, it will need to be done as a Lewis test.



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Well, after more than a year of immunotherapy I am still only inches away from the beginning of the process instead of moving towards the halfway point.  Seeing as I can't seem to move up in dosage enough to offer relief, (without reacting to the allergens) I have decided to stop taking my 3 weekly shots & am going to focus on strict compliance, fixing my gut & seeing if I can eliminate my allergies through diet.


This is very similar to my story, except that I had the allergy shots for at least 12 to 14 years. At that point I was allergic to more things   and I was allergic to the preservatives in the serum.  
  
Eliminating foods seemed to reduce the allergies and asthma (wheat and milk/cheese/yogurt). And then I found BTD and then GTD and last year Swami. My allergies and asthma have been greatly reduced.

I wish you great success in reducing / eliminating the allergies and asthma through diet and life style.

Andrew


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deblynn3, that's great info!  I was thinking of getting the Quercitin  as it's listed in both the GTD & the allergy diet.  It's definitely MUCH cheaper than allergy meds!  

Victoria, I was going to ask my Dr. for the Lewis test...I figure, they're already taking my blood anyway, what's one more thing?     If I really need to know for sure before Feb., I'll just get the secretor kit.

Andrew, I can't believe you went 12-14 years!!!!     Goodness!  I just seem to feel worse & worse each week & if I'm not seeing any benefit, why bother taxing my immune system even more?  It's nice to know that you've seen an improvement with GTD & SWAMI!  It gives me hope!     I've eliminated wheat, am currently working on getting rid of the last little bit of gluten (Spelt) & haven't touched milk in months.  The only cheese I've had were GTD allowed, but I felt "stuffy" after eating them & think I may need to avoid dairy in general. (not that I have much anyway, besides butter..but I will swap that out for ghee)  If I fix the allergies, the asthma will go too, as it's mostly allergic asthma anyway.  I'm also allergic to mold, trees, grasses, weeds (ugh!), dust mites, roaches & just about every animal with hair or fur.  I tested positive for every tree, plant & grass that's native to NV.  Lucky me.     Thanks for the well wishes!  I wish you continued success as well!


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I'm going to let SWAMI guess my secretor status anyway...I'm assuming it'll guess nonnie.  lol!

I don't think it will assume...  I think it will go with "Untested", but may lend more credence to Secretor as that is what about 80% of the population is...


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I don't think it will assume...  I think it will go with "Untested", but may lend more credence to Secretor as that is what about 80% of the population is...


SWAMI GenoType (used by practitioners) can be set to make an intelligent guess based on other data entered.

SWAMI Xpress version one seems to treat all untested individuals as if they were secretors.

I am not sure how unknown secretor status will be handled in the soon to be released SWAMI Xpress version 2.


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so far, when running swami pro on clients, and not knowing their status

swami has computed some as nonnies, and in fact lets you know


so I believe the same rational is used when running an express.....

swami is SWAMI, you know?!!


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so far, when running swami pro on clients, and not knowing their status

swami has computed some as nonnies, and in fact lets you know

so I believe the same rational is used when running an express.....

swami is SWAMI, you know?!!


This feature is only currently in SWAMI GenoType. It was not always there. It was added.

It has not yet been added to SWAMI Xpress. At least as far as I can tell from my single license of SWAMI Xpress (Can only test type A with a certain range of parameters since some are locked.)

However, I can create a nonsecretor without entering secretor status in SWAMI GenoType. Putting the same data in Xpress will not tell me whether it has guessed secretor or nonsecretor. But the diet report matches the diet report created in Xpress with secretor status specified for a secretor not a nonsecretor.

Try your data in Xpress.


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You're correct, C_sharp, it only gives you the choice of secretor or non, but doesn't guess for you...  My SWAMI came today, and I am an Explorer as I'd expected.  Didn't list me as a Reactor, when I react to everything, but figured with the allergies & environmental/ medicine sensitivities, low WBC, etc. that Explorer is where I'd end up. I played with it a little bit & if I change the upper leg space from neutral to andric, I become Hunter.  I left it at neutral because I'm somewhere in between.  Now, I just have to decide whether to wait until Feb. (yearly blood work) or jump on in & get the secretor kit to find out if I'm truly a nonnie!  


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again!
Goal weight acheived!!  Woo Hoo!!!!
DH of 18 yrs. O+, DS 17yo O, DS 5yo O, not sure on the boys' RH status.

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C_Sharp
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Beachgirl:

One thing you can do before February is run the SWAMI once set to secretor (this should match what you already have) and again as a nonsecretor and see if it makes much difference in your food list.

If it makes a lot of difference, it may be worth spending money for the saliva secretor test.

For some people, it makes very little difference. In which case you may not want to wait until February.


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
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Andrew, I can't believe you went 12-14 years!!!!     Goodness!  I just seem to feel worse & worse each week & if I'm not seeing any benefit, why bother taxing my immune system even more?  It's nice to know that you've seen an improvement with GTD & SWAMI!  It gives me hope!     I've eliminated wheat, am currently working on getting rid of the last little bit of gluten (Spelt) & haven't touched milk in months.  The only cheese I've had were GTD allowed, but I felt "stuffy" after eating them & think I may need to avoid dairy in general. (not that I have much anyway, besides butter..but I will swap that out for ghee)  If I fix the allergies, the asthma will go too, as it's mostly allergic asthma anyway.  I'm also allergic to mold, trees, grasses, weeds (ugh!), dust mites, roaches & just about every animal with hair or fur.  I tested positive for every tree, plant & grass that's native to NV.  Lucky me.     Thanks for the well wishes!  I wish you continued success as well!


Thanks Beachgirl!

I was 7 when we (my mother & I) discovered that the reason for the asthma was due to mild allergies to dust, feathers, animal dander (usual, standard stuff) but that the big one was mold. Back then ('60s) no one questioned the doctors or the medical system, and allergy shots were the standard treatment. So I was a good boy and had my allergy shots. Of course I definitely didn't "eat right", nor did we move to a better climate. Live and learn. I still live in a humid climate but with central air conditioning at home, work and in the car, so that is almost as good as moving to somewhere a lot drier (like NV  ) but without the dust.  

Of course "eating right" seems to help a lot.

One doctor explained that the body and allergies can be considered to be like a glass of water. If the allergy level is fairly high, you may not really notice it, just as the glass is full. However increase those allergies just a little and there is a big reaction! That glass has overflowed and there is a mess.

Wishing you an allergy "glass" only half full.  

Andrew



Lefty! Environmental Allergies (Mold, Grasses, Trees, Weeds especially ragweed), Food Intolerance (Gluten and Dairy)
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  I tested positive for every tree, plant & grass that's native to NV.  Lucky me.     


So why don't you move to Connecticut or NY, get away from the NV pollen and move close to Dr D'Adamo, Dr Nash, Dr Henninger, etc at the same time!


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


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Great idea, C_sharp!  I'll do that & compare the lists.  

Andrew, I love the lower humidity in NV, but the downside to the temperate climate is that all the pollen blowing plants & trees bloom about 10 months out of the year.  I totally agree with your glass theory...I think mine's been overflowing for years!  I'm hoping we both end up with allergy glasses that are "mostly empty".  

Lol!  I'd love to move, Ruthie!  However, if we do move again, it won't be towards the snow (and the hay fever & humidity in the Summer....I did that in NH for 22 years), but towards the beach.  Pollen levels are significantly lower near the ocean, plus, it's where my soul feels happiest.     If we can one day afford to live at the beach, I'll be able to afford to fly back & see Dr. D & Dr. Nash whenever I want.     A girl can dream.....


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again!
Goal weight acheived!!  Woo Hoo!!!!
DH of 18 yrs. O+, DS 17yo O, DS 5yo O, not sure on the boys' RH status.

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My experience with allergies has been that the BTD itself helps eliminate most of the symptoms for nine of twelve months of a typical year.  When symptoms start to interfere with life, I get more strict with the diet, I have more Green Tea, and I also introduce Quercetin, Stinging Nettle and Collinsonia.

Rarely I resort to Benedryl and Sudafed.


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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