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Pixitron
Thursday, February 9, 2012, 8:01am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi, recently bought genotype diet book and took tests to determine my genotype. But I am really part Hunter part Gatherer, what do I do? I am blood type O +, my torso is longer than my legs, my upper legs longer than lower and there is a small gap at the back of my legs, plus oval face with wide angle jaw and index and ring fingers same size on both hands (thus we say index is longer). All Gatherer so far. However, I have spade teeth and no extra bit on the molar, my finger prints are identical left and right and I have a lot of white lines in them. My head is long, my waist to hip is average and when putting my fingers around my wrist I am ectomorph, although I am short and consider myself pear shaped. I have instances of both arthritis and diabetes and high blood pressure in my parents and grand parents. I have poly cystic ovaries nd trouble with acne and show early signs of insulin resistance. Don't know whether to follow hunter or gatherer, help!
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So you're a Huntherer! Do you know your secretor status? That might make the difference. Have you considered Swami?

It seems more gatherer than hunter (bone measurements are stronger clues than teeth) but your answers should put you in one category over another.

Lisa


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Pixitron
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Don't know my secretory status, need to test for it, but am in middle east, not sure it's done here. How do I do SWAMI? Can't seem to work out how to access it!
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I'm the same way -- when I did the measurements I came up gatherer, so I've been following that, however, I purchased the swami software and it has me as 42% HUNTER, which is very strange to me seeing that I have a longer torso , longer upper leg etc, which are all characteristics of gatherer. So should I really trust that or just continue to follow the gatherer diet?
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You are not alone.  I have chosen to follow the Blood Type Diet...but I tweak with foods that are super beneficial for either Hunters or Gatherers.


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Trvlgrl70
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I guess that's what I'll have to do also, it's kind of upsetting though since I lost some favorites including garlic, which surprises me since I thought that garlic was nature's "natural antibiotic"? How could garlic be bad for you?    
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Pixitron
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How much is the swami software, and is it worth purchasing?
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... I purchased the swami software and it has me as 42% HUNTER, which is very strange to me seeing that I have a longer torso , longer upper leg etc, which are all characteristics of gatherer. So should I really trust that or just continue to follow the gatherer diet?

I would follow SWAMI...  It takes all of the entered data into account, where the tables in the book only use 5...  The more data all taken together makes the better decision for you...


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How much is the swami software, and is it worth purchasing?

Since you are not in the US, I don't know what the price would be.  Check this link to find a distributor to serve you: http://www.4yourtype.com/InternationalCust.asp

Is it worth purchasing???  From the results we have had, it is definitely worth purchasing.  It provided answers that we weren't getting anywhere else...  My DD was having situations that BTD and the book GTD didn't solve, but when all of her data was entered in SWAMI - her diet was significantly different and now she is healing.


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Trvlgrl70
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Thanks for the reply, I guess I will follow SWAMI and see how it goes.  
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Pixitron,

contact bloodtypediet@gmail.com

give them your coordinates to guide you on how to run a swami in your country.
where there is a will, there is a way!!!


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SWAMI was about $70 a few years ago. I was thinking it would be a lot more.  I also have hunter & gatherer characteristics, but the SWAMI says I am more Explorer, altho the foods listed for me are more hunter-gatherer.  When I tried each diet separately, it didn't work. Some foods that made me feel great were not on one or the other list, but when I did SWAMI, they came back.

If you are new to the BTD, start with getting rid of the worst offenders, like dairy & wheat for O, etc.


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Actually, I have been following the BTD for about 12-15 years, and did cut out wheat, dairy, sugar- which made me feel SOOOOOO much better immediately. I have been following the gatherer diet for about 4 years and can't say that I felt "bad" on it, which is why I was really surprised to see the SWAMI say 42% HUNTER. I never felt "off" on the gatherer diet which I know some folks have claimed when they started to follow a certain diet according to their measurements.
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Actually, I have been following the BTD for about 12-15 years, and did cut out wheat, dairy, sugar- which made me feel SOOOOOO much better immediately. I have been following the gatherer diet for about 4 years and can't say that I felt "bad" on it, which is why I was really surprised to see the SWAMI say 42% HUNTER. I never felt "off" on the gatherer diet which I know some folks have claimed when they started to follow a certain diet according to their measurements.

Your SWAMI diet may not be significantly different than what you have been following, or it may help with healing that you didn't know you needed...

What motivated you to get SWAMI?


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SWAMI was about $70 a few years ago.

This isn't really applicable since Pixitron is in the Middle East...  
International shipping, duty charges, or ?? may significantly alter this...


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I'm such a health nut and wanted to make sure that I was in fact eating what I should be and avoiding what I should be avoiding and just wanted to keep my immune system as healthy as possible since I'm a flight attendant and around people all the time who are coughing and sneezing, etc.  And for the most part when I was following the gatherer diet I didn't get sick, except for when I would eat something that had wheat/gluten in it -- I would get the scratchy throat and it would always affect my sinuses.
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being Os, we all have a bit of explorer, hunter and gatherer in us
no worries!

swami gives you the label you fit in best......glad you follow yours now


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Well I can't say really. One of the big differences between Hunters & Gatherers seems to be dairy.  If you can tolerate cottage cheese you might be more of a Gatherer.  
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Sahara,

When you say tolerate cottage cheese, how do you mean? I've eaten it already and not sure that I've had a reaction to it. If I truly was a Hunter would I react some way?
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most dairy is an avoid for me.....to each their own....personal variables rule when running a swami report


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Pixitron
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If swami is Internet programme, why does the software have to be physically delivered?! Why cant I buy username and password online?
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If swami is Internet programme, why does the software have to be physically delivered?! Why cant I buy username and password online?


The software is all online.  The kit to do your measurements and all other related Swami biometrics comes in the mail.


Be who you are.  Those who mind don't matter, those who matter won't mind.

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I also find myself to be a bit of a "hybrid", if you will, in regards to Hunter & Gatherer. I lost weight easier when I followed the Gatherer Swami recommendations.
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I believe Dr. D said most of us will not "fit" into just one genotype, that we may be two or more overlapping. I know this to be true of my eating for explorer and teacher. Swami knows best! My swami seems to be mostly teacher but with many explorer items in common.


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I believe Dr. D said most of us will not "fit" into just one genotype, that we may be two or more overlapping.

This statement seems true for most of us.  Unfortunetly a lot of us bought the book.  So does this mean that Dr.D does not find the genotype book useful any more?


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