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 By your BT, Which do you prefer: GT or Swami?
I'm type O and I prefer Swami (24 votes)
40.00%
I'm type A and I prefer Swami (21 votes)
35.00%
I'm type B and I prefer Swami (4 votes)
6.67%
I am not sure (yet) (4 votes)
6.67%
I'm type A and I prefer GT (3 votes)
5.00%
I'm type AB and I prefer Swami (2 votes)
3.33%
I'm type B and I prefer GT (1 votes)
1.67%
I'm type O and I prefer GT (1 votes)
1.67%
I'm type AB and I prefer GT (0 votes)
0%
I have tried either/both (0 votes)
0%
60 Votes Total Last vote Monday, February 16, 2015, 3:13pm by Patty H
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Lola
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my swami lists are + - the same as before on BTD ...and I'm very happy about it .....I only don't opt for any soy products... nor do I eat any kind of potatoes  
I'm still grain free and don't listen while health gurujis call for more fibers...coz if so I'll get bloated of the finest.... .... I reduced milk products coz of itchy ears (remembered me to my childhood.... )lately and I augmented my h2o intake drastically....and added some lekker mushroos (powders & extracts) since a while and it seems...my menopsy belly & hips are shrinking....


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Quoted from Chloe
Don't you think that the only people who could adequately answer these questions
would be those of us who have already done a SWAMI?  Anyone following the
book wouldn't know how it feels to be eating foods that are so custom tailored to suit their specific needs.

I liked the Teacher diet from the book...I much prefer knowing my SWAMI Teacher
is mine and mine alone


Ditto.



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Quoted from YouDa1
I am scared to try the Swami because I may have my measurements wrong to begin with. I am eating the GTD Nomad diet but being off a half inch in any of my measurements can put me in a totally different genotype so If I don't have the geno type measurements correct. I'm afraid I will be wrong for the swami too.


First time I measured I came out a Teacher but I was convinced I was a Warrior and for 4 years followed the wrong diet.   .  As I look back on why I switched, it was mainly due to my eating too heavily Neutrals such as raw cabbage and hard cheeses.  The first did a number on my bowels and the latter made my varicose veins/circulation feel like I was shutting down.  So I re measured and convinced myself I was a Warrior,; which resulted in 4 years of heavily eating Farmers cheese, mozzarella, ricotta, and other foods that, when I finally ended up with health problems, brought me to purchasing my personalized SWAMI, which FINALLY set me straight.

Now that I got serious and mostly eat my diamond and beneficials, my health has really improved.

Don't give up!  I had to measure 4 times.  It's so worth it when you get it right.




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I had a professional SWAMI done, so I didn't have to guess on the measurements.


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


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Quoted from Enobattar
I had to measure 4 times.

Quoted from ruthiegirl
I had a professional SWAMI done, so I didn't have to guess on the measurements.

My copy of The Genotype Diet has
- a 30-page section instructing how to measure,
- a 20-page section calculating the GenoTypes based on those measurements
- a 9-page Appendix for calculating the GenoType based on those measurements PLUS bloodtype and secretor status.

Also: There's a kit available for purchase, with all the instructions and materials the consumer needs, to measure and calculate.

Dr. D'Adamo has seen fit to cover a great deal of ground marketing how-to guides to calculating one's Genotype.
Is it Highway Robbery ("guessing", as ruthiegirl says)?
Is it ONLY possible to avoid "guessing" if one has a "professional SWAMI" done?

This is not the message of Dr. D'Adamo's publications, sold here and elsewhere.


So: Don't misconstrue my gist: I really do think it's marvelous that SWAMI works so well in the lives of many. But to refer to following Dr. D'Adamo's explicit instructions as "guessing" makes him out to be less than worthy of revenues from his book and Genotyping package, wouldn't you say?


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Instructions in book are fine.  In my situation I had my husband help the 1st time and it did come out correctly.  But, as explained above in my post, my confidence waned and I began to doubt.  That's where the weakness came.  On all subsequent measuring , I was by myself.  Another 'no, no'.  No disrespect to Dr. D.


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Taking proper measurements requires 2 people- myself plus somebody else. That "somebody else" needs to study the instructions to help figure it out. Neither of my daughters were interested enough to learn how to do it properly, and nobody else was available at all to help.

We did kind of stumble through, with me measuring both of them and them measuring me, but none of us really had confidence in the results. On this website, there have been long threads talking about how to best do the measurements, discussing the pros and cons of various techniques for measuring the legs or the fingers.  A few individuals had REALLY close numbers, making it hard to tell which one was longer or shorter. This made the difference between 2 different genotypes in some cases.

The SWAMI input also included questions I wasn't sure how to answer. I explained my health history to the practitioner and she decided how to answer the questions in SWAMI.

Not that I couldn't have figured this all out on my own with the help of the board. But I didn't have to. I KNOW the health and ancestry questions were answered correctly and I KNOW the measurements were done accurately.


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


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Quoted from ruthiegirl
Taking proper measurements requires 2 people- myself plus somebody else. That "somebody else" needs to study the instructions to help figure it out. Neither of my daughters were interested enough to learn how to do it properly, and nobody else was available at all to help.

We did kind of stumble through, with me measuring both of them and them measuring me, but none of us really had confidence in the results. On this website, there have been long threads talking about how to best do the measurements, discussing the pros and cons of various techniques for measuring the legs or the fingers.  A few individuals had REALLY close numbers, making it hard to tell which one was longer or shorter. This made the difference between 2 different genotypes in some cases.

The SWAMI input also included questions I wasn't sure how to answer. I explained my health history to the practitioner and she decided how to answer the questions in SWAMI.

Not that I couldn't have figured this all out on my own with the help of the board. But I didn't have to. I KNOW the health and ancestry questions were answered correctly and I KNOW the measurements were done accurately.


This is true.  And the issue is not in the explanations Dr. D has given.  Sometimes it's challenging to know for sure, when a measurement is too close to call.  Or when a layer of fat makes it hard to find the particular bones/joints to use as the guideline.  I measured countless times, because I was convinced that I showed more characteristics of an Explorer, yet my measurements told me that I am a Nomad.  

And my ancestry is quite a mixed bag and I didn't know which to report.  And some fingerprints are still un-readable.  

If I had been completely satisfied with my results on the basic Blood Type Diet, I would have stayed with that one, but after all was said and done, the SWAMI was really an awesome fit for me.  The differences in food lists, although few in number, were custom fitted to me and made all the difference.



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Let me not pass you by in quest
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Quoted from Enobattar
Instructions in book are fine.




Quoted Text
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

~~Yogi Berra


The instructions are fine, but the above Yogi Berra quote is quite apt.
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Love your signature, Victoria.


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I love my swami!
I have adjusted it a bit, for example I eat more fat than it allows, its just the way I cook. I eat less fruit, more wine…its about what I can live with.
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Quoted from Enobattar
Love your signature, Victoria.


Yup!  Me too!    



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Let me not pass you by in quest
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56% Hunter secretor swami
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Yes, I adjusted SWAMI too. Way less carbs...more fat. I eat the beneficial veggies, proteins and fats. LOVE IT. Oh, yup the wine too. I drink my wine and consider it my fruit. JK...sort of


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Quoted Text

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

~~Yogi Berra



Quoted from Lloyd

The instructions are fine, but the above Yogi Berra quote is quite apt.


Yes - this is very true.  Dr. Nash did my SWAMI.  She was positive I would type as an Explorer but I typed as a Hunter, so even the instincts of the practitioner can be wrong once all the information is computed.

I also think that the measurements, even for a professional, can create a challenge.  In my case, the length of my legs is extremely close to the length of my torso.  Another added factor is age - often as we age, we shrink and this is the case with me due to some disc degeneration.  Do I use my height before the disc degeneration or after?  Would my reduced height now make me the Explorer Dr Nash thought I would be?  

One thing I am not sure anyone mentioned is that the food lists in SWAMI are much more extensive than in the book, so that is a positive.  Because SWAMI continues to evolve and the book, once published cannot be changed without issuing a new edition, SWAMI can continue to add foods to your list.  I like that option!


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