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healthy4
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Hi there,

Swami question, I hope this is the right place to ask?

Ok so can a food that is normally a beneficial or normal food for our blood type, be toxic in the SWAMI program? I have not done SWAMI yet but find that many of the beneficial food for my blood type currently make me feel ill, nauseous, headchey or speed my heart rate up etc. So I was thinking they may show up on SWAMI as not a good food. Has anyone found this and if so can you explain why?

thank you so much        


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Hi there,

Swami question, I hope this is the right place to ask?

Ok so can a food that is normally a beneficial or normal food for our blood type, be toxic in the SWAMI program? I have not done SWAMI yet but find that many of the beneficial food for my blood type currently make me feel ill, nauseous, headchey or speed my heart rate up etc. So I was thinking they may show up on SWAMI as not a good food. Has anyone found this and if so can you explain why?

thank you so much        


I am not able to answer your question with any factual explanation.  I can only share my personal
experience.

Yes, I agree with you that some people can react to some of their beneficial foods in a negative way.  For some, it's temporary until you've fully detoxed.  For others, it might be a bigger issue and a food needs to be given more time...But I think generally, if you've determined your proper blood type,
you really should be able to tolerate most of your beneficial foods.

....Soy, a beneficial food for a type A and beneficial on my SWAMI gives me
a terrible headache and anxiety.  I've been trying to tolerate soy for decades and finally have decided
I'm not going to change my intolerance..  Yet, I had trouble tolerating the cheeses for a Teacher at the beginning of my SWAMI...and now can eat cheese.  But cheese didn't give me a headache or anxiety...just the sense of addiction.

I honestly think we're all so different, even when we do a SWAMI...and sometimes you just have
to give a questionable food some time because it's sometimes the very food that helps you detox
and repair old lectin damage.

Still, you have to trust your experiences...your individuality...SWAMI is darned near perfect but nothing
is 100% perfect.

If I were you, I'd try eliminating all the toxins and keep rotating your beneficials with neutrals...Keep
a food diary.  Take out really questionable foods and add them back one at a time and see if you
can pinpoint the problem.

Often it's not the food itself for me but a processing or preservative/additive issue that I'm reacting
to......or the grains fed to an animal....And for an O who needs to eat beef often, are you able to find
grass fed beef?

How long are you following your diet?  And how compliant have you been?

I notice you live in NY....I do too...For the past few weeks, our weather has been crazy...barometric pressure
changing constantly and snow one day, warm another..  It's possible with slightly warmer weather this week, you're just not adjusting very well to a seasonal change. I've been walking around with strange symptoms for a week...but I'm not blaming it on what I'm eating..This sometimes happens to me each time our seasons change.  You just might be super sensitive.



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Which beneficial foods are making you feel sick and how long have you been following the diet? Our bodies use beneficial foods as medicine and some people may have an adjustment period depending on their individual needs. I felt better immediately on the diet and have been happy to transition to GTD and then Swami.
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Yup, it's certainly possible for a "beneficial" food for your BT and/or GT to be an avoid for you personally. A lot of BTD "beneficials' have become SWAMI neutrals, and some of my avoids were BTD neutrals. I'm not sure if any beneficial foods for type O have entered my "avoid" list, but it's certainly possible.

If you're having this reaction to 1 or two foods, then it might be that these foods simply aren't good for YOU. But if all the beneficials seem to have this effect, then it might be a "healing crisis"- where you feel worse before you feel better, as your body is clearning out old toxins and you feel sick from that in the short term, while in the long run you're healing because the toxins are leaving your body.


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how compliant are you on a regular basis?
and which are the health issues you wish to take care of, by following this diet?
maybe there lies your answer....swami computes your personalized diet and lifestyle guidelines according to all your family and personal health history and other important variables.....


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Which beneficial foods are making you feel sick and how long have you been following the diet? Our bodies use beneficial foods as medicine and some people may have an adjustment period depending on their individual needs. I felt better immediately on the diet and have been happy to transition to GTD and then Swami.


Hi, bananas give me headaches, i have been away from the plan for a long while so that is all I can remember right now, I am rereading it all tonight. Most of the foods for me are neutral, sesame seeds make me nauseous, beans all of them bloat me. that is what I can remeber for now. that is why I was thinking SWAMI maybe I need a more specific individual plan.


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how compliant are you on a regular basis?
and which are the health issues you wish to take care of, by following this diet?
maybe there lies your answer....swami computes your personalized diet and lifestyle guidelines according to all your family and personal health history and other important variables.....


hi Lola,

I am not yet back on the plan just rereading the book again today and back to things after my grocery shop tomorrow, so I have not been compliant for a long while, when I was i thought I was doing pretty good but as i am reading again i am begining to think maybe not!!

I am dealing wiht candida and all its symptoms, sugar imbalance, fatigue, anemia,  and now weird anxiety/ nervouse system over load like I am in overdrive all the time....do you think SWAMI would be good for me?


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Yup, it's certainly possible for a "beneficial" food for your BT and/or GT to be an avoid for you personally. A lot of BTD "beneficials' have become SWAMI neutrals, and some of my avoids were BTD neutrals. I'm not sure if any beneficial foods for type O have entered my "avoid" list, but it's certainly possible.

If you're having this reaction to 1 or two foods, then it might be that these foods simply aren't good for YOU. But if all the beneficials seem to have this effect, then it might be a "healing crisis"- where you feel worse before you feel better, as your body is clearning out old toxins and you feel sick from that in the short term, while in the long run you're healing because the toxins are leaving your body.


hi ruthiegirl,

So it sounds like SWAMi has been really helpful to you.? I think I need weird little tweeks to the plan like you h ave mentioned. My system is really sensitive, have you felt better since tweeking what SWAMI did for you?


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I Hope I did not miss anyone!!

You all had such great information to share, thank you


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Yes, I've definitely felt better AND lost weight since switching to SWAMI. Part of it, I think, is that I went from BTD to GTD before getting the SWAMI. I personally did much better on BTD than GTD, and I have a lot of O foods in my SWAMI. I felt very deprived on GTD and never really felt satisfied the whole time I was on it (2 months.)

Since you have yeast issues, you should cut back on the more sugary fruits and really watch the portion sizes of grains and all fruits. Bananas are probably not a good choice for you until the yeast is under control, as they're a very sugary fruit.

Getting gas from beans could just be that you're not used to them, or that you're not preparing them properly. Or maybe you need to do some more gut healing before you can handle beans at all.

I soak beans, then drain and rinse, then cook with a piece of kombu seaweed, then drain and rinse, and then use in whatever recipe I plan to use (such as adding fresh water if I'm making a soup.) If I eat beans without draining and rinsing away the cooking water, I get horrible gas pains from it.  For each pound of beans I cook, I'll only eat 1 or two beans "unrinsed" when I'm testing to see if they're done.

If you can't afford a SWAMI right now (due to finances or time or whatever your reasons are), then I'd suggest going with the BTD, but thinking of it as a starting point, not as the "finished product." Keep tabs on what you eat and how different foods make you feel, and stop eating foods that don't seem to agree with you.


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I am dealing wiht candida and all its symptoms, sugar imbalance, fatigue, anemia,  and now weird anxiety/ nervouse system over load like I am in overdrive all the time...


Healing this will take some time!  As already stated, cut out most starches and sugars, but be prepared that this may make you feel bad, as the fungal infection will fight for its survival.  How long depends on how much healing your body needs to do...

I don't even try to recommend things for Os to try, since they are polar opposites of my type...


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