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I got my SWAMI last Monday & it said I'm an Explorer, not Gatherer, like I was in the advanced calculator.  Now, 5 days into eating Explorer foods, my joints are sore again & my asthma is flaring at night.  Could this be another detox/ healing crisis?  The food lists aren't drastically different & the only things I've eaten differently that I wasn't eating before are macadamia nuts, lentils (which I had yesterday & today) and I had 1 string cheese.  It just seems odd that I was beginning to feel so well & was seeing an improvement in my nighttime asthma/ coughing & now it almost feels like I'm back at square one.  Has this happened to anyone else?  

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I have heard occasional reports of similar reactions in the past.

Two things to be aware of in regards to SWAMI:

1) It is only as good as the measurements entered. So you may want to recheck that the correct data was entered.

2) You do not enter ever detail of your genetics, epigenetics, and health profile. So it may have missed a few foods that you react to/have allergies to/....

If you think lentils, macademia nuts, or lentils, or string cheese is causing you problems. I would eliminate them for the moment.

Some comments on each of these foods:  

Macademia nuts are are a high oil food. It is possible that the nuts you ate were spoiled or rancid.

Lentils are a food that Os often have problems with. I am not sure why they got rated highly for you, but it will not hurt to eliminate them for the time being.  If you want to reintroduce them later, try introducing them alone instead of with other new foods to see if you are reacting to them individually.

Not all string cheeses are the same. So you may be able to eat it from some sources and not others. But I would avoid eating string cheese until you have you health stabilized.

After you health is stabilized you could try introducing one new food at a time so you can tell how you are reacting to each food.

I did not have to do that with SWAMI foods, but you may need to.

MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
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a food log might help you determine the individualized reactions to those specific foods giving you trouble

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I felt worse soon after getting SWAMI, but I knew that it was an increase in detox and healing, rather than a problem with new foods...  After so many years of both negative and positive reactions, I can tell the difference in myself rather easily...

It is possible for good foods to cause a large detox / healing phase such that it feels really bad for several days.  Therefore, it is sometimes hard to immediately tell the difference between a helpful or hurtful reaction.

As suggested, it is really good to remove any questionable foods and reintroduce individually so you can measure the reactions for 48+ hours...

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