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ruthiegirl
Monday, September 10, 2012, 3:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I'm going to copy and paste an older post of mine, explaining how SWAMI can "change" your genotype:

We're all unique individuals. GTD divides us up into 6 different categories. Some of us fit really well into one category. Some of us don't seem to fit into any of the categories well, while some of us seem to fit into several all at once.

SWAMI takes into account lots of information about you, and computes a diet just for you. Genotype labeling is part of the computational process,  but in the end it's not very important. My SWAMI diet plan varies widely from the Gatherer plan in the book, but interestingly it's not all that different from Goldie's diet plan, as we're both O nonnie Gatherers with some of the same health issues (diabetes and arthritis.) My food list is closer to Goldie's (whom I've only met online) than it is to my own daughter's, who' an O, assumed secretor, Explorer. So that label does have some value in finding somebody with a similar food list to swap recipes and eating tips with.

Then there are people like Henriette who see their "genotype label" change when she changes some of the input data. That's because she's already straddling 3 different types; she never fit particularly well into any one of them. It's like she's standing on the border and takes one step to the east, and she's in ExplorerLand. Then she takes one step north and enters Gathererland. Move a little to the southwest and she's in Nomadland. Meanwhile I'm standing in the middle of Gathererland and I could move a few steps in any direction and never get anywhere near the borders with Hunterland or Explorerland. It's not that her whole outlook on life changes when she changes genotypes; it's just that she's already showing characteristics of all 3 types, and the genotype label changes when she needs to emphasize one health issue rather than another. My SWAMI is just as sensitive to changes in the input data and refining my food lists, even though the label does not change.

If you find yourself switching from Nomad to Gatherer, that means that you've always had those "Gatherer Traits" in you; they were just overshadowed by the "Nomad Traits." Once you've healed some of the "nomad problems" some of the "gatherer problems" may become higher priorities to heal next.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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Dianne
Monday, September 10, 2012, 4:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Ruthie - excellent explanation!  
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BHealthy
Monday, September 10, 2012, 5:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Cristina
If you select not to abreviated report option, you will find the % value for your labelled Swami GT in about page 4.

WOW!  I didn't know this was an option.  

It's showing me as 43% Hunter, less than 50%.  I realize that the diet is generated for me specifically, so the category shouldn't concern me, but I'm curious as to why I'm classed as a hunter when 57% of me is other genotype(s).  



"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible."
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kipperkid
Monday, September 10, 2012, 5:32pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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BHealthy - I figure you must have bits of 2 or more other genotypes, so that the other genotypes are individually less than 43% of you, leaving Hunter as the dominant one.


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ruthiegirl
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43% is actually a very high percentage. It's not that 57% of you is "other genotypes." It's that 53% of you is "uniquely you, not fitting into any genotype label at all."


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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EatToLive
Monday, September 10, 2012, 8:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank you Ruthiegirl for that explanation. That's what I was looking for! Just what I needed to make sense of it all. I wish Dr. D would add a little paragraph at the beginning of the Swami Intake form explaining that it is very possible for your GT label to change once you let Swami calculate what your GenoType after filling out the entire intake form. I think people need a heads up, that just because they have figured out their GT from the book, doesn't mean that they should actually be following that GT diet, in other words, it could be the wrong diet for them. Swami is the best way to go, if you want to be sure!
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Averno
Monday, September 10, 2012, 9:41pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank you Ruthie for this excellent explaination.

My warrior status was initially only in the mid 30s, percentage wise. As my statistics improved, my warrior status got stronger, and my food lists changed slightly as well. Interesting how positive health changes can solidify one's genotype.
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ProudVEGANWarrior
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 10:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I know I keep asking, but the timeline has changed several times. First is was last summer, then last fall, then this summer, then more specifically this July and now here it is almost October and still no updates. I am not complaining - I would love to have the updates and waiting for all the bugs to be out is worth it, I was just curious if there was a new time frame in which we can expect the changes?


Happy to be a Proud Vegan Warrior A+Nonnie  
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Lola
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patience......we will know when, no worries


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Lin
Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:28pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I think we are all eager to see what might have changed, I know I am.  


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