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balletomane
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OK, so I finally got my SWAMI and completed my profile in one go! I ended up being a Hunter after all!

A few things came out as surprises.

Pleasant surprises--
  • I can have 1 serving of grains per day as opposed to 2x/week based on LR4YT.

  • I can introduce some hard cheeses (including my favorite Gruyere, in six months)--however, I'm not so sure since I could not choose "pure Asian" in ethnicity and I suspect I lack the lactose to digest any cheese.

  • I can have my black and green olives back. Yeah! I don't have to waste the two bottles of Greek olives in my fridge. They are expensive imports!

  • I can have my apples and dates back! Woohoo!


Now, what's surprising and confusing is that:

  • Bladderwrack, which is recommended to me as a supplement, is listed as an avoid under Live Foods! I don't get it!

  • Tomatoes are now an avoid, whereas tomato juice is a superfood. I don't get it either. I am growing some cherry tomatoes in my garden and soon they will be ripe. If I make juice out of the tomatoes does it mean I don't have to waste the few months' effort and tender care I put into this  ?

  • Kelp and nori are now listed as avoids, whereas cabbage is listed as a superfood. I thought the opposite was true, according to the BTD.

  • Ghee and butter are listed as dairy but according to LR4YT, they are oil. If I treat them as dairy, I have to wait for a few months into the GTD to introduce them. Oh no! I have been using ghee for cooking for quite a few months now. Does it mean I have to stop?






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SWAMi has taken your individuality into account. Eat right and Live right are one size fits all in the world of  the Blood type diet. SWAMI sees you at a deeper level.

What boxes did you tick?
Juice often has a different rating, it does not contain the pulp which is sometimes high in lectins.


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When I thought I might have a thyroid issue, I updated my SWAMI to reflect that, and bladderwrack, kelp and I think Nori came up as avoids. Could thryoid be the reason for you?

Lisa


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Don't second guess Swami.  BTD and Swami have different focuses.  The things that are now avoids may be ok for your blood type but for your personal issues or history they are not good for YOU.  YOU are more than just your blood type and Swami takes that into account.  

Sorry...I'd let the ghee go.  I said goodbye to my precious apples and never looked back.  You can do it.
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When I thought I might have a thyroid issue, I updated my SWAMI to reflect that, and bladderwrack, kelp and I think Nori came up as avoids. Could thryoid be the reason for you?

Lisa


Wholefoodie, yes, I did check the thyroid issue even though "official lab tests" does not show I have hypothyroidism. I have heard that blood tests for thyroid does not always reflect the true picture and I have ordered a saliva test for a more accurate result. As far as I know, I have been having very low basal temperature when I wake up and always freeze more than everybody else. I don't know if that qualifies as low thyroid function but I believe it is related.

So, like you, I had that box checked, and bladderwrack, kelp and nori came up as avoids. But I thought those foods are supposed to help with restoring thyroid function, no?




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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
SWAMi has taken your individuality into account. Eat right and Live right are one size fits all in the world of  the Blood type diet. SWAMI sees you at a deeper level.

What boxes did you tick?
Juice often has a different rating, it does not contain the pulp which is sometimes high in lectins.


I see. Well, I checked a lot of boxes for my health history except for heart problem, chronic fatigue and liver problems. But I am a little uncertain about liver problems. My fibroid and ovarian cyst problems are, I believe, linked to the fact that the liver has not been able to eliminate the excess estrogen in my body. So should I check it as well?




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Don't second guess Swami.  BTD and Swami have different focuses.  The things that are now avoids may be ok for your blood type but for your personal issues or history they are not good for YOU.  YOU are more than just your blood type and Swami takes that into account.  

Sorry...I'd let the ghee go.  I said goodbye to my precious apples and never looked back.  You can do it.


Well, believe me, I have let many many of my beloved foods go and not looked back since I started my healing process. It's just that this see-saw cycle of discovering some healthier choices of food and the excitement associated with that (and how I fell in love with them)... followed by the damper of discovering they are actually not good for me... This has happened so many times in the past few months that I am having a bit of emotional hardship   I don't know if anybody shares my plight.




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I totally share your plight and do realize the back and forth of it all.  I came to the conclusion that some things need to be focused on more than others and the body can only do so much so the food change based on the focus.  Eventually, if your issues work out and there are less things to work on probably a lot of these items will return.  I keep focusing on what I'm doing at the very moment and not on what keeps changing.  I go in June and know that things will change again.  Hey...you're not bored right?  
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remember to check only the necessary, and what applies to your present state.

you can always go back and tweak if things are not working to your satisfaction.

the more you tweak, the more restrictive your diet choices will be.....
I d take it one at a time, slow but sure.


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My body keeps changing what I need as well...  I'm sensitive enough that it tells me if I can eat something or not, so when I just bought 25 lbs of grain because I like the 3 lbs. I had just eaten. After 2 servings, I can't eat any more, I was a bit disgusted.  I thought there may be something with the new source, but went back to the local and I couldn't eat it either.  Just had enough - then found that on GTD, it was a black dot anyway...

As you heal, the body will need different nutrients depending on what is healing at the time.  I've seen this with supplements and foods, both.  We just have to go with the flow until the healing is done, after that, I don't know if there is some sort of stable - I haven't gotten there yet...   


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Quoted from Lola
remember to check only the necessary, and what applies to your present state.

you can always go back and tweak if things are not working to your satisfaction.

the more you tweak, the more restrictive your diet choices will be.....
I d take it one at a time, slow but sure.


Hi Lola,

I'm not exactly sure how to do it right. I mean, there are these boxes on health history.... So if any of the problems occurred before, even if I don't have them right now, should be checked, right? So how does SWAAMI know what issues I have right now? Or should I just uncheck those that do not apply currently?




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Quoted from SoulfulLori
I totally share your plight and do realize the back and forth of it all.... Hey...you're not bored right?  


SoulfulLori,
Thanks for sharing how you feel... Oh no, I'm definitely not bored!  




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should I just uncheck those that do not apply currently?


yes

you can always go back and check again if anything began to show its ugly head, which I doubt considering you are following your personalized plan.

you now have the tools to monitor your results.


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I am starting entering the SMAMI for 3, myself included. Sounds like I can at anytime go in and edit and get a revised plan, even years from now? is that correct?
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swami is only for 1, not for 3.....certain fields are time locked.


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Quoted from Lola
swami is only for 1, not for 3.....certain fields are time locked.


I know I have three different SWAMIs and am woking on getting them filed in (3 different usernames and all that).

Q:Can I like a year from now go in and tweak and get a refined food list OR once we get in done that's it and we would have to buy another SWAMI to do it a year form now?
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you get to tweak all three as often as you like


''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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you get to tweak all three as often as you like



That rocks.

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Why do you have three? Why is one not enough?


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That does it, I'm getting one.  For the finger prints, would I use regular stamp pad ink?
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Get the genotype kit, it comes with the ink. Watch the movie on how to fingerprint correctly and you should be fine.


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Why do you have three?

she got one for each member


''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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Why do you have three? Why is one not enough?


I have multiple personality disorder, no, really it's for three people.....

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cool....multiple personality disorder with the personalities having different health issues...makes sense!
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Per Lola's suggestion, I went back to tweak my profile so that it reflects only my current medical conditions. The result is pretty interesting--the list resembles more of what I had been using based on the LR4YT book. I have now lost again my apples, olives, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, sunflower oil and Gruyere cheese.... But hey, since I already had given up on those for quite a while (except tomato), it is actually easier to follow this guideline, which I feel makes more sense to me (fewer cheese choices). BTW, seaweed and kelp became back as beneficial after I have unchecked thyroid problem.





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