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Bekki Shining Bearheart
Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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A topic of great interest to me... The one thing that was a given when I was vegetarian was the red meat cravings... discovering BTD in the 90s saved my life and probably my sanity.

I find that good grass fed beef is at the top of my list for "feel-good"-- not just energy levels and such but true euphoria. Sushi /sashimi runs a close second. The rare times I have been able to have buffalo it was probably even better. Venison and rabbit feel better in my body than lamb though it is supposed to be a diamond on my SWAMI.

On other threads I have heard that the professional SWAMI with a practitioner is superior to the cheapo online version I have. Could some one tell me the difference?
Also what does a consultation at Dr. D's clinic cost on average?
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On other threads I have heard that the professional SWAMI with a practitioner is superior to the cheapo online version I have. Could some one tell me the difference?
Also what does a consultation at Dr. D's clinic cost on average?


You'll need to check the SWAMI forum for that.
Do a search for the "other threads" for discussions of the differences in SWAMIs.
You can start a thread re: Dr. D's clinic, but you can also contact the clinic yourself and ask.  


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SWAMI XP is available for those who prefer doing it themselves.

SWAMI GenoType is available:

From MIFHI practitioners in your area:

http://www.generativemedicine.org/ifhi/memberlist.pl

Or from students working under Dr. D'Adamo's supervision in the "Teaching Shift"

http://www.generativemedicine.org/healthcare/teaching_shift.shtml

Or from physicians at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine (Dr. D'Adamo or Dr. Colicci):

http://www.generativemedicine.org/healthcare/private_practice.shtml


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On other threads I have heard that the professional SWAMI with a practitioner is superior to the cheapo online version I have. Could some one tell me the difference?


The difference is the practitioner can throw a few more switches and/or overrides. As well, the practitioner will have a certain amount of useful training and experience.

As with most things, "it depends". The insights gained from a consultation may be worthwhile even if there is little to no diet change. Ask yourself what you are looking for before you try to place a value on it.

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Well Lloyd, here's the thing: what I WANT is optimum health.

In pursuit of that I have studied herbalism, tried vegetarianism (twice and it never worked) ; explored all kinds of spiritual, physical and emotional wellness; studied and practiced as a shamanic healer and massage therapist (both of shichI am REALLY good at); followed the diet since the first book came out (with great results), bought most of the book on BTD/GDT available.

However I live in Appalachian Ohio, where I have an active healing practice but am forced by the economy to do a lot of barter for my services because the people who most need me mostly can't afford health care. If I could afford to get trained yet again in another modality I would choose do be a naturopath/nutritionist, but that path is not at the moment open to me, and I am very far away from the clinics where I would prefer to be treated. So it is important to me to get some idea of how much additional benefit I MIGHT get from persuing this further. I will be teaching shamanic classes in western MA  and northeast NY this summer which puts me a lot closer to Dr. D, but I also have to be able to bring home money to pay bills and such... a closer practioner might be the answer but I really am curious to know what other people's experiences are in this regard... since it would impact my finances greatly. And unfortunately, I do have to eat...  
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the professional SWAMI with a practitioner is superior to the cheapo online version


I do not agree with your statement and consider swami exp of great value!  Cheapo is NOT what I would call it, in the pejorative sense.....it is in fact brilliant! and cheap in regards to what it is capable of doing, since Dr D is at the wheal so to speak.....he is the one flying and at the control center.

Let me ask you this
are you not satisfied with your swami x report?


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what I WANT is optimum health.

Do you have a specific complaint now, or are you just concerned that something "may be brewing"?  I guess the rhetorical question I am asking is, "Do you have some unexplained symptom that is still not healing when using SWAMI Xpress"?  I have found that I am healing very deeply using the "cheapo online version" and am very happy to not have to spend additional money on a practitioner at the moment.  If I find at some point that what I'm doing no longer appears to be working, I may seek out a practitioner or adjust SWAMI Xpress to focus attention on some other problem, etc...  I don't want to throw money at a non-problem, however.


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Well Lloyd, here's the thing: what I WANT is optimum health.

In pursuit of that I have studied herbalism, tried vegetarianism (twice and it never worked) ; explored all kinds of spiritual, physical and emotional wellness; studied and practiced as a shamanic healer and massage therapist (both of shichI am REALLY good at); followed the diet since the first book came out (with great results), bought most of the book on BTD/GDT available.

However I live in Appalachian Ohio, where I have an active healing practice but am forced by the economy to do a lot of barter for my services because the people who most need me mostly can't afford health care. If I could afford to get trained yet again in another modality I would choose do be a naturopath/nutritionist, but that path is not at the moment open to me, and I am very far away from the clinics where I would prefer to be treated. So it is important to me to get some idea of how much additional benefit I MIGHT get from persuing this further. I will be teaching shamanic classes in western MA  and northeast NY this summer which puts me a lot closer to Dr. D, but I also have to be able to bring home money to pay bills and such... a closer practioner might be the answer but I really am curious to know what other people's experiences are in this regard... since it would impact my finances greatly. And unfortunately, I do have to eat...  


Well, yes.  

It looks like you know both what you want and what you would have to do to get it.
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Well AB Joe, at the moment I am approaching my 59th birthday... Been doing this (BTD etc)since I was about 42... I was able to cure EVERY thing except the fibroid that I had removed in 2005, I feel that I am doing pretty well considering that that threw me into early menopause... I can still work like a horse in my garden but I can feel that my joints and skin are beginning to show some signs of aging... I want to still be able to work like a horse in my 90s, and I have some concern that time is going to slow me down. I don't sleep quite as well as I used to, though in general even when I have a restless night I still have lots of vitality. I think I am looking at how can I optimize my experience of the diets to strengthen and support myself as I age. I am a very vital person and want to remain so-- as it is, there have never been enough hours in the day to do all the things I love to do, and I would like to do anything I can do to enhance the fullness of my life.

Yes Lloyd that is true... I'm a great believer in educating myself, and I have found that asking the right questions of the right people (in this case the BTD/GDT community) really helps...
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I have the SWAMI pro, rather than the SWAMI XP. I like that I  got professionally measured and had a pro's input on such things as "I'm from Eastern Europe- what box should be checked for ancestry?" and "I had gestational diabetes- does that count as a history of diabetes?" I filled in the questionnaire to the best of my  ability, and discussed with her the things I wasn't sure of.

I'm not sure if any of those specific "benefits" would apply to you in your situation. You've already asked the needed questions and done the research yourself and your SWAMI is probably already filled in correctly.

The one thing I don't like about the SWAMI pro is that I can't play around with the settings on my own. I can't adjust it to "more portions" or "bigger portions" after I found myself weak and ill from following the suggested portions exactly- so I have to guess for myself which foods should be added and how. I also can't flip a few switches and compare results. Would it  give me apples as neutral if I set myself to Explorer? How would things change if I plugged in my target weight, even though I'm not there yet?

I'm not going to bother Andrea to "play around with the settings." I called her again for SWAMI adjustments when I got my secretor status tested. I'll probably call her again to adjust things when I enter menopause- and maybe sooner, if something else significant changes about my health before then.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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