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BluesSinger
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Ok so I think I'm dense but maybe not.. I just need thoughts on a couple of Swami things.

For my disease processes on my Swami Questions, I have listed i'm overweight and I have joint and gut problems.  And Swami is telling me I'm 45% Hunter.

- What does being a 45% Hunter mean?  What else am I ?  (ha ha.. that reads funny!)  
- I can never have tomatoes but tomato juice is a neutral ?
- Currently carrots and celery are black dots but the juice of each is a neutral ?
- I read in the somewhere that I should drink Stinging Nettle Root Tea for my joints (I can't remember where now), and I read in the Arthritis Health Series Book that I should drink Dandelion Tea (Beneficial); but neither of these teas are listed in my Beverage Swami list???

I did the entire Swami Report and it listed out the recommended Supp's and I will look into those as I have taken some of them but due to not being abstinent from junk and sugar at the time, not sure they helped that much.  But now that I'm getting clean internally, (6 days now without junky stuff and good healthy meals), they may really help me.

Yesterday we had horrific barametric pressure in the air due to humidity and rain and I hurt all over horribly.  I had nothing to take to relieve the pain.  I ended up having to take Ibuprofen which I don't take anymore because it hurts the damage I have done to my gut with junk.   So I'm hoping that my body heals over time and I don't have to hurt like this anymore.  The stories in the Arthritis book indicate that I will - and that in our society is a miracle!  I look forward to the miracle!  

As far as my compliancy, like I said I'm about 98% compliant.  I still drink sugar free choc almond milk, and very little sugar free soy from time to time, in my teas and I eat much more ghee than the 3 tsp per week recommended!  I got on a bad road with enjoying ghee before Swami as before it was unlimited and now I just can't imagine life with only 3 tsp per week!        Does anyone think that this Ghee is hurting my arthritis, inflammation or gut recovery?      Also I found a wonderful local organic Teff bread that I eat (keeping within my Swami guidelines), that has a couple of small avoids.  And when in a hurry I do use a Grapeseed Oil Mayo but very rarely.  I try to make my own if i need it.  

Thanks all.. I may have more questions but for now what REALLY intrigues me is that I can have tomato juice!!!! Maybe that means I can make tomato sauce using the juice for an occasional pasta dish?  Anyone ever done this?
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For my disease processes on my Swami Questions, I have listed i'm overweight and I have joint and gut problems.  And Swami is telling me I'm 45% Hunter.

- What does being a 45% Hunter mean?  What else am I ?  (ha ha.. that reads funny!)

The rest of your characteristics don't fit within the Hunter profile.  They are what makes you unique from other Hunters.  
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- I can never have tomatoes but tomato juice is a neutral ?
- Currently carrots and celery are black dots but the juice of each is a neutral ?

Whatever is removed in the process of turning foods into juices contains a substance that is bad (in some manner) for you.  I'd probably never be able to tell you what it is, though...
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- I read in the somewhere that I should drink Stinging Nettle Root Tea for my joints (I can't remember where now), and I read in the Arthritis Health Series Book that I should drink Dandelion Tea (Beneficial); but neither of these teas are listed in my Beverage Swami list???

It should be OK to add the Dandelion tea to your diet.  I'd wait on the other until I found the source again...

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...and I eat much more ghee than the 3 tsp per week recommended!  I got on a bad road with enjoying ghee before Swami as before it was unlimited and now I just can't imagine life with only 3 tsp per week!        Does anyone think that this Ghee is hurting my arthritis, inflammation or gut recovery?
I think the only harm ghee could be doing is providing more calories than you need.  It is good to assist gut health.  

Any small avoids can have a significant effect on the healing.  We just don't know how powerful each one is for us individually.  Some of them compound the effects of any other lectin circulating in the system - and while you are trying to clean house, there can be lots of dust flying around...

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I may have more questions but for now what REALLY intrigues me is that I can have tomato juice!!!! Maybe that means I can make tomato sauce using the juice for an occasional pasta dish?  Anyone ever done this?

Remember that while you may have it, it is still a Neutral.  Many of us have found that while doing intense healing, we need to mainly stick to the beneficial foods to keep it going...  Focus on the beneficial foods to make your "miracle" possible.  It CAN happen when we put in the effort!


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Thanks ABJoe.. very kind of you to take the time to answer my questions!  Yes I figured it was the things that were removed from the item.. for instance in the tomato's case maybe the seeds and skin of the tomatoes cause issues.  Same with Cherries.. I can't have them right now but I can have the juice (thank God!).

However, what I find intriguing about the cherry issue is that my Swami tells me for now they are a black dot but yet it recommends the Cherry Protein Bars.   - which I LOVE by the way.  Those bars have improved over the years that is for sure!!!  Maybe there just are not enough cherries in the bar to cause issues?

Also what I did was spend time experimenting with my  Swami this morning.  I removed all disease process indications and put in my ideal weight and found that most of my black dots had to do with healing my white lines and that would make sense, since those white lines have to do with gut healing.. am I correct in this?  However Ghee did not change a bit - ideal weight or overweight it still stays at 3 tsp's per week.  

Then I added back in Arthritis and found which foods I was to leave out to work on that healing process.  Then I added back in my real weight and found out which foods and portions Swami recommended for weight loss.  I found that the Banana is one that is supposed to aid in my weight loss which is very very interesting due to most diets out there telling you to not eat it if you are on a diet!!   But thank God once again because I LOVE bananas!!!!  

I also looked up Environmental Sensitivities and found out that I do not fit the definition of truly having those, so I removed that from my disease process and discovered that my beloved Almonds and Walnuts went back into the Beneficial list.  

It sure helps to 'work' and experiment with Swami to discover why certain foods are Black Dots or Avoids or Neutrals, ect!


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Quoted from Lola
enjoy your swami guidelines!


Thanks Lola!!!!

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It should be OK to add the Dandelion tea to your diet.  I'd wait on the other until I found the source again...


ABJoe... I found the source - The Encyclopedia -

Stinging Nettle Leaf - Group O - Allergy Control, Blood-Building, Sinus Health
Anti-Inflammatory.  

So I guess that would help with Arthritis inflammation?

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ABJoe... I found the source - The Encyclopedia -

Stinging Nettle Leaf - Group O - Allergy Control, Blood-Building, Sinus Health
Anti-Inflammatory.  

So I guess that would help with Arthritis inflammation?


It shouldn't hurt you, although it isn't listed in the Arthritis Protocol, so there are probably better things to use specifically for it...


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. . what REALLY intrigues me is that I can have tomato juice!!!! Maybe that means I can make tomato sauce using the juice for an occasional pasta dish?  Anyone ever done this?

Maybe you already are aware of this, but, there are some good rice pastas available, in case wheat is one of those foods you plan to avoid.  (Wheat can be hard on arthritic joints)

Also, you could probably make a wonderful rice pasta dish with pesto.  Depending on what is on your food list, pesto is easy to make and that way you could put in it what you want to be eating.  I love rice pasta with pesto!!!  



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Maybe you already are aware of this, but, there are some good rice pastas available, in case wheat is one of those foods you plan to avoid.  (Wheat can be hard on arthritic joints)

Also, you could probably make a wonderful rice pasta dish with pesto.  Depending on what is on your food list, pesto is easy to make and that way you could put in it what you want to be eating.  I love rice pasta with pesto!!!  


Yes Victoria... I have not used Wheat pasta for years.. only rice and spelt and mostly rice.  btw.. what is in Tomato Paste?  is it free of seeds and skin?  I mean my food list does not say I can't have tomato paste.. and if I can have tomato juice then maybe....
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The rest of your characteristics don't fit within the Hunter profile.  They are what makes you unique from other Hunters.  



Can I get a more in-depth answer?  Like what's the other 55% of me?    or does it matter?  it seems to be counted fully as a Hunter I'd need to be over 50%... so this confuses me a bit.  

Thanks in advance.
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Can I get a more in-depth answer?  Like what's the other 55% of me?    or does it matter?  it seems to be counted fully as a Hunter I'd need to be over 50%... so this confuses me a bit.

No, I can't provide any more answer than that, as that is what Dr. D. said about the program.  45% of your characteristics matched the Hunter profile and the rest didn't.  Since the largest amount of characteristics fit into that profile, that is what you are, the rest are not Hunter - and the software takes that into account when blending the foods for your individual diet...  


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what is in Tomato Paste?  is it free of seeds and skin?  I mean my food list does not say I can't have tomato paste.. and if I can have tomato juice then maybe....

The flesh is concentrated in the paste, but there is much more water in juice.  They are not the same entity.  

I assumed that tomato sauce and paste shared the rating with tomato, but it didn't really matter since both are black dot for me...  Someone else may have more knowledge than I about what the rating should be.


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I would not assume that tomato juice and tomato paste are rated the same, no more than almond milk and almond butter or olives and olive oil, or cheese and milk.  Different components, even though the same item may be the source of both examples.



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Quoted from Victoria
I would not assume that tomato juice and tomato paste are rated the same, no more than almond milk and almond butter or olives and olive oil, or cheese and milk.  Different components, even though the same item may be the source of both examples.


Well it's so strange to me that I can have tomato juice when tomatoes are an avoid.  Both the paste and the juice are made the same way except that the paste is boiled down to make it thicker.  Both also have no seeds or skin



Almond are strained and soaked and then strained to make the milk very unlike almond butter.  I can have both almonds and almond butter.    

There seems to be difference in whether the skin is on the item or not and whether the seeds are also included.. i.e. olives/olive oil; tomato juice and paste/tomatoes.
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Tomato skins and seeds exacerbate the pain and swelling for people suffering from issues related to the "arthritis family" (nightshades in general can be an issue, amongst other items).  Tomato seeds and skins are high in acid too.  

As for tomato paste, even though it is strained, I think a lot of the skin would still be pushed through the strainer, because they cook the tomatoes for hours and the concentrated product would be the worst of all. Just my opinion here.

This tomato skin & seed advice is for the general public at large, but we, on the other hand have SWAMI...  I can have capsicum (peppers) and tomatillo!!!  I can still make a wonderful guacamole without tomato and it tastes great.  Win some, lose some, but at the end of the day optimal health tops it all for me.  Nothing tastes as good, as being healthy feels.
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