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LuckyDog
Thursday, December 17, 2009, 10:52pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hello All -

I've been lurking for a few days as I got my brain around GTD and today Swami.  As I did my tests out of the book and with the kit I was definitively a Gatherer.  Low and behold Swami spit me out as a Hunter.  Whoda thunk.  

In a lot of ways I fit both profiles.  I'm sure you have all heard this many times but now I'm nervous that I'm not a Hunter - I'm feel a bit sybil to be honest.  

I'm sure the right answer is - if I feel comfortable with my intake answers then trust the Swami - just looking for a bit of feedback or assurance that I need to stress.

Once I'm secure of my GT "identity" - look out I'll start in with my esoteric food questions  
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Thursday, December 17, 2009, 11:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I would definitely go with the SWAMI diet.

In SWAMI it is your personal diet plan that is important.

When you follow the GenoType diet from the book. Your GenoType is the final destination and determines your diet.

With SWAMI you GenoType is just one point along the path leading to your final diet report.

For some people the final diet plan closely resembles the diet for a particular GenoType.  For others SWAMI has to alter the GenoType diet quite a bit to create your personal diet plan.

In any case by the time SWAMI is finished it will have tailored a diet that meets your health needs. That diet is probably different than either the Gatherer or Hunter diet, but contains elements of both.


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
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Andrea AWsec
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My daughter rides the edge of Teacher and Warrior. I calculated her as a Teacher and Dr. D made her a Warrior.


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"Healthy people have the least overt symptoms from eating avoid foods." Dr. D'Adamo
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LuckyDog
Friday, December 18, 2009, 12:17am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thanks!

I just spent some time comparing the GTD Hunter to my Swami diet and there are definitely some big differences.  Good Stuff!

First foodie question...........

Xantham Gum = Guar Gum?  
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Mayflowers
Friday, December 18, 2009, 12:37am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi LD,
Welcome!       Xanathan gum is not guar gum. Two different animals.
Regarding your Hutner dilemma, are you over weight? Typically Hunters aren't over weight. My son is an O Hunter..He eats twice as much as my B Nomad and is a twig.     The SWAMI is a combo of the Blood Type Diet and the GenoType Diet so it's more individual for you than following the book diet.
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LuckyDog
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Thanks so if I'm not finding Xantham is it safe to assume neutral?

If I'm truly a hunter, which personality trait wise it does work,   I'm one with an estrogen problem  

I've battled the 10-20 pound syndrome most of my life.  I've never been overweight just a typical female who is looking to be more ideal, hmmm media syndrome at its best.  HOWEVER,  I started competing as a body builder a couple of years ago.  So now I have periods where I am very very lean, periods where I have gone off season the wrong way and carry far too much adipose.  This moment I am at a good weight BUT I'm coming off a contest season which makes me very vulnerable to weight gain.  I also have hypothyroid which I have to assume  is diet induced.  

I've dabbled with the BTD on and off for years - the food choices make intuitive sense to me thus my fascination with the GTD/Swami as a diet/food guide.

For me this journey is about maintaining relatively lean and working on my health - improving my metabolism that I have put through the ringer and my thyroid etc.

THANKS!!!  
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LuckyDog
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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
My daughter rides the edge of Teacher and Warrior. I calculated her as a Teacher and Dr. D made her a Warrior.


Andrea to you modify at all for your daughter toward teacher or just run her straight so to speak as a warrior?
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Lola
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LD,
would knowing your secretor status change your GT in any way?
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm

what do you need xantham for?
gums in general, enhance lectin reaction, thus causing more of the inflammation you want to get rid of
as a thickener, why not use arrowroot instead?


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Ribbit
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Welcome to the forums, LuckyDog!


ISTJ, BTD since 5/05.  Battling chronic Lyme disease since ~1985.

"Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial..."  I Corinthians 6:12

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Welcome LuckyDog! You are certainly barking up the right tree if you are looking for answers. This is a great place to learn and share. Then it's up to us individually to read and decide.
Cheers!




If you keep doing what you've always done, and you keep getting what you've aways got, perhaps it's time for a change...
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LuckyDog
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Lola thanks!  I do have the secretor test just need to spit and mail  

Thanks on the Xantham - I use it primarily in GF baking and thickening protein shakes and hmmmm my whey protein is leaving my life apparently so I suppose its just not important!  


Everyone - thank you so much for the welcome.  I am actually looking forward to a non-bodybuilder journey around health versus getting lean at all cost.  I am certain the communication and knowledge shared will be refreshing and interesting based on different focuses.  Again Thanks!!

Other questions that I haven't been able to verify for myself yet

Brewers yeast?  
Hemp Protein Powder?  
Hemp seeds beneficial but I know one is not the other.
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Lola
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try typebase here above or use the general search engine on the website main page


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
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