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Loops
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hi-
so I am in the process of trying to find a doctor that won't fob me off regarding my postpartum (suspected) thyroid issues here in Chile.  Meanwhile I am simply in need of some encouragement with my diet.  I am trying to stick to my Swami but I get these huge doubts everytime I have stuff like rice flour, or even rice, or cheese.  I want to know how is everybody doing with their Swami?  It is worth following right?  I know I can't expect miracles right now but it would be nice to hear that this something I want to put myself 100% into.

Thanks!

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My SWAMI is awesome...  

Life isn't painless, as I have lots of stored garbage from before starting this lifestyle that is being removed, which has effects even when being removed.  Healing is ongoing, so it is worth doing.


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I have blood sugar issues and strive to follow a low-glycemic diet.  Yet SWAMI says that white rice is a superfood.  And I tolerate it very well.

I'm curious, what cheese does SWAMI recommend for you, and whether they are superfoods are merely neutral.  My only dairy superfood is ghee.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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My SWAMI is the best diet ever for me! Nothing like it in the whole world!!


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I was on BTD for way longer then Swami.. I stayed with mostly Super Beneficials, and BeneficiLS.. only a few cheats.. just enough to make me feel as if I can make my own choices.

I think each person is her own master.  To beginn with KNOW and REPEAT all day:

I KNOW that this WILL pass.

Then switch to: 'I' know this will pass.

or

I KNOW this will pass.

This will PASS.

I will be ok after a while I know this will pass.

Post this on every wall ... make a wish board.. cut out every picture that means anything to you and past it on the board.. \\

Remind you and your inner self that you are strong and you can overcome.

Life is not easy.. but after you come through a bad time you will have learned so much..

I know I have been through bad times and it is frustrating.. a deep hole to come out of .. but come out you will.  

Keep sharing, keep talking, keep trusting that eating as best as you can is still better than what you ate before.. NO need to be 100%.  

Doing the things that make sense to you right now is ok, even if it is not on Swami.. Your body is going to need adjustment time for your current life, for your tomorrow life... and nothing is forever.

You will be healthy soon enough, and you will make changes, some good some perfect and still others that will be less perfect.  Life is not perfect.. Life is to be lived as is.. good or bad..

Keep coming here and by all means if rice is ok then eat it you need all the food that is on Swami and all the foods you need just because you need it... for today and tomorrow, after that you will make choices, you will get better,, TRUST you.. trust that you will get past this. I believe in you.














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I just found out via having a hair mineral analysis / heavy metal toxicity test that I have severe and possibly chronic mineral deficiencies and imbalances, plus heavy metal toxicity (copper, alumium and mercury) in my cells/tissues.  Life is not easy as I now have a long healing road ahead of me, ie my nutrition, infra-red sauna therapy, supplements, coffee enemas, stress management, possibly having some of my dental fillings removed, etc.  It is costly, and time consuming, but good health and prevention of more problems/other diseases is worth it, as we all need to take full responsibility for our lives, our healing and past trauma.  Only then, can we achieve goals and be all that we are meant to be.  The work we put in to our health and addressing food addiction or imbalances is well worth it. Thankyou to Dr D, and some other great minds (Dr Lawrence Wilson - Arizona, USA, Todd Lizon, D.C. here in Australia, who are helping me on the journey towards wellness and an easier life!
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I've been on the diets BTD -> GTD -> SWAMI for over seven years. For me it is going only forwards! Never backwards! As time goes on it allows me to connect more and more to the good side of life, in ALL departments. I am working on healing my gut. When I eat right and problems vanish and health improves, there's definitely a sense of miracle and a very deep feeling of gratitude - this comes naturally.

About rice flour or any flour: if you are sensitive, I'd ditch these for the time being. When you make flour of grains, foreign stuff gets attached to it - I am ignorant here and can't tell what it may be, but I too feel awkward with rice flour. In the carbohydrates department I eat white basmati rice and rice cakes, which are swami superfoods, and hardly any other carbs. I prefer the cooked rice, because again, even if the organic rice cakes label says: "rice, salt", it is still a processed food, and I have no way to tell if anything else is in there.

How is quinoa rated in your swami?

Cheese is likely to create a problem for O. My swami lists few diamond & superfood cheeses. After years of repeated trials, most of the time I choose to ditch them altogether and feed on the other diamond/superfood proteins: eggs, veal, lamb, and FISH.

I'd recommend to turn your attention to and concentrate on your swami superfoods that make you feel well without a reservation. I am sure there is plenty of them - and try not to think, be it only for a while, about the foods which you find problematic for yourself. Make it a principle just to enjoy!



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oh great thanks everybody!

I have parmesan, pecorino and romano as diamonds - I get a lot of servings too!  ALL types of rice and rice flour are superfoods for me, but not diamonds.  Also quinoa is a superfood.  I get a lot of servings of those too!  I also get a lot of beans and lentils as superfoods.  I certainly feel better on a higher carb diet - strange this type O I think. But the cheese I am not sure.  Sometimes I feel a bit off after it.  Right now I am day 3 no cheese and have a bit of a headache which might be withdrawal or might be anything else (period also came today).  

I think I am finding out that I feel better with slightly less fat when I am increasing the carbs but certainly not low fat (UGH).  I certainly seem to need all 3 macronutrients to feel good these days.  I think my hormones took a hammering with pregnancy and possibly my thyroid too which is why I have been having problems with my weight (or rather not shifting back down if that makes sense).  It is not surprising really....having a first baby at 36.

What I am very happy about is I do feel good with the diet - well MUCH better than on anything else I have tried.

Yes SquarePeg - rice seems fine for me.  I do however need to eat bigger portions when eating more beans/rice or I get really hungry.  But I do get energy from then rather than just conking out like I used to with wheat years ago.
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Thanks, Loops.  There are days I prefer the emptier feeling that a bean-based meal leaves me with.  And I'm energized, too.  But then usually I need to make my other meals bigger than usual.

It's really strange for a type O to have cheese as a diamond.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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I had been following ERFYT for so long that when I started following the SWAMI guidelines, I didn't see a huge change since I had already done much of the "healing" process before.


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Aussielady would more meat possibly help your system re its general absorption of minerals/imbalance issues?
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Loops I had some beneficials in my SWAMI that I couldn't eat at first, that I could eat later. It's pretty much spot-on unless you find you just can't tolerate things such  as grains or dairy or certain oils. If there are SWAMI items that are goitrogens you can omit them for now and be helping yourself with low thyroid supplements listed over on ithyroid.com.

I know how much it sucks to not find an endocrinologist that isn't biased. Try for a woman doctor first.


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yeah regarding the cheese tell me about it!  I get it nearly every day too - 3 oz as a guideline.  Any other type Os have cheese as a diamond???

Tom - did you find any difference at all?  My Swami is quite different from BTD - most of the beneficials for BTD are now neutrals.  My diamond meats....I can't really get hold of here unfortunately - beef is still a superfood though.  
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Seraffa - yes, come to think of it i used to have a great gynae who seemed a lot more astute regarding endocrine problems - maybe she can point me in the right direction here in Chile.  All my results come back as normal but it is not normal for me to have been gaining on this diet, and something is still off with me.  I hope to find out soon!
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I have 4... count 'em, 4, diamond cheeses on my Swami!!  Only 3 servings/week tho.  I like to grate a little (very little) on my salads.
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Hello everyone.  Yes Possum, you may be right, I have definately stepped up the meat, plus fish, lamb, poultry, eggs.  Soon, I will be taking some new supplements esp for people who's cellular oxidation is very slow, I think this is same as metabolism.  To help strengthen my glands, esp thyroid and adrenals which Todd says should help me digest / absorb the proteins better, and therefore more minerals. I am also to start taking vitamin D, at least during the winter. I do make bone broth, but still worry about the fat, I don't know why.  And I am eating cooked vegetables three times a day now and trying to make sure veggies are about 70% of my daily intake.  yesterday I sat in a steam room/sauna at an aquatic centre, plus swam a few laps, and the heat from the steam room helped, as I was able to have a natural, fairly easy bowel motion after dinner last night which hasn't happened for a while - a deeply relaxing effect on the neuro-endocrine system.  I am also trying to eat just three good meals a day now, and no snacking. I think the intestines need healing and cellular regeneration before I absorb nutrients really well. I also won't do any fasting after reading Dr L. Wilson's article on fasting, that can cause nutrient depletion too. I will keep going, as I know other people in my age group do well, provided they do the work needed.  Others are talking about cheese, I prefer only to eat a little as I still feel it doesn't digest well and may interfere with mineral absorption. I don't think I want much casein or lactose in my system. bye for now.
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why would the deflect be good for me?  I mean I haven't eaten any lectins in...well...years!  Seriously - before I was doing BTD I was doing low carb with just vegetables and almonds for carbs...for like 5 years...or is it good for something else too?

I am wondering if my PCOS is playing a part here.  I have polycystic ovaries but do not have the elevated insulin or testosterone and was able to have a baby coincidentally after starting the BTD with lots of fruit added.  But still....I do carry all my weight in my abdomen.  It seems that maybe avoiding lectins and wheat etc isn't quite enough for me...not sure!
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I'm curious, what cheese does SWAMI recommend for you, and whether they are superfoods are merely neutral.  My only dairy superfood is ghee.


Avoiding your Neutrals is very important to hasten recovery from 'what ails you'.  This was stated in Dr. D.'s book on Arthritis.  I would think it would apply to any form of disease or ailment you are trying to overcome.

I'm becoming a true believer in my SWAMI.  BUT, it is VERY important that you edit your SWAMI as accurately as you can.  In your personal health history section, you may want to only check your main/worst problem instead of everything and anything else that may apply to you.  Just a thought.  But I did that when (after developing arthritis, an autoimmune disease) I wasn't getting any pain relief.  After going in and unchecking everything EXCEPT autoimmune problems, voila!  Pain level and freedom of movement went WAY UP!  

Don't quit.  





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well just for the sake of seeing what would happen I ticked the history of thyroid problems box, even though all my tests have come back 'normal'.  I get even more cheeses as superfoods!  Plus black beans are now a diamond.  And of course all the meats I can't get here in Chile as diamonds.

WEight seems to be on the increase again!
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Quoted from Loops

WEight seems to be on the increase again!


Would you want to list a typical list of what you eat for a couple of days?  It's easier to spot ways to help you if we see the full picture.  



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Sure.  It goes something like this:

brekky 2 cups green tea with 1 tsp agave or nothing at all
       pomegranate or other fruit
       small amount of fruit juice with lots of added water (like 100ml fj)
       a couple of fried eggs or a small bowl of meat/veg soup (leftovers)

lunch  big bowl of meat/veg soup, or fish etc
       more fruit
       sometimes a bit of rice or a sweet potato
       herb tea
       more fruit juice (again, wildly diluted so not much)

snacks - well I get hungry so I have dried fruit sometimes - figs or some more fresh fruit.  Occasionally nuts.  I do indulge in a piece of dark chocolate every now and then too and am working on that one.

Dinner usually some sort of meat or fish.  I was making fried hake (rice flour and olive oil) but have ditched that recently.  Lots of veg, some olive oil, maybe some lentils or other beans.  If I am eating cheese then I will eat a bit of parmesan.  A glass of red wine usually too but not always.  Occasionally we will order compliant sushi for dinner.

I generally eat to appetite of the diamond and superfoods because experience has taught me restricting food to whatever degree eventually leads to bingeing so I don't do that anymore.
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so I was thinking of maybe ditching the rice and having more of my other diamonds instead - rice isn't a diamond but some other carby foods are like black beans (well now that I have ticked the thyroid box they are - before they were just superfood so I can't really go wrong there).  
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wait - the fruit juice portions are wrong - it is more like half of what I said.
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Tom - did you find any difference at all?  My Swami is quite different from BTD -  


I lost 1or 2 foods and gained 1or2 others.  

I guess my Hunter GenoType is very close to the BTD O diet ( in my case, only)  


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Sure.  It goes something like this:

brekky 2 cups green tea with 1 tsp agave or nothing at all
       pomegranate or other fruit
       small amount of fruit juice with lots of added water (like 100ml fj)
       a couple of fried eggs or a small bowl of meat/veg soup (leftovers)

lunch  big bowl of meat/veg soup, or fish etc
       more fruit
       sometimes a bit of rice or a sweet potato
       herb tea
       more fruit juice (again, wildly diluted so not much)

snacks - well I get hungry so I have dried fruit sometimes - figs or some more fresh fruit.  Occasionally nuts.  I do indulge in a piece of dark chocolate every now and then too and am working on that one.

Dinner usually some sort of meat or fish.  I was making fried hake (rice flour and olive oil) but have ditched that recently.  Lots of veg, some olive oil, maybe some lentils or other beans.  If I am eating cheese then I will eat a bit of parmesan.  A glass of red wine usually too but not always.  Occasionally we will order compliant sushi for dinner.

I generally eat to appetite of the diamond and superfoods because experience has taught me restricting food to whatever degree eventually leads to bingeing so I don't do that anymore.


Loops, a couple of thoughts -
The type O's that I know who have had great success with this way of eating, eat plenty of protein (usually red meat) at breakfast, with little to no carbs.  Not fruit, because it can tilt the insulin off balance and this is not a good thing for a person who tends to put on weight.

Then, you have more fruit with lunch.

And dried fruit is an extremely concentrated sugar.  Your afternoon snack may be spiking your insulin again.  I personally had to end my love affair with dried fruits because it was like eating sugar directly from the bowl.

The evening meal is the time when type O's often eat whatever carbs they are going to consume.  It helps you relax for sleep.  Although some O's do well with cooked whole grains earlier in the day - whichever ones are diamonds or superfoods.  This is something to consider if what you are eating is putting weight on you.

Fruit is real tricky for people with weight issues.  Just be careful and pay attention to how your body handles it.  Consider shifting around what you eat when.

I didn't get a clear idea of how much meat you actually consume during your day.  Meat and veg soup can have a little or a lot, but it may not be enough for your blood type O constitution.

Fish is easy to digest and can be a good protein for the evening meal, with your grain and some vegetables.



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Hi Loops,

If you want to loose weight, have you tried to re-run your Swami by changing the portion sizes?

You can select these so it recommends smaller portions for you.

I ran it with bigger portions because the carbs portions were too little for me per day.
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For me fruit is the same as candy.  If I eat it ilove it, but soon after I am ready to sleep.

You may get some cheeses, but they are more for flavoring than actaul portions, or I get constipated.  I was that anyway until I added the extra spoon of oil...

The oil is needed by us, Ruthy and many others had told me to take it, but I could never figure out how.. Now I take it in place of snacks.. and after two month my bowel movements are no issue any more.

I most definitively need protein for my three meals.  Turkey or meat is best.

Grains are basically sleeping pills for me.  The same with most Neutral foods.

I eat Diamonds and Beneficials to be most happy.  I expect that the body knows that your baby will be two years soon and you will run around much more and get all the exercise you need.  I do some by running from kitchen to bedroom and back putting my laundry away one piece at a time.. or i run up and down the steps a few times.  I like a few short bursts of running over running to the gym. Carrying your baby will give you weight training enough and make baby feel well to.. two for one.  hahaha  

Most o's think that metabolism or thyroid are off.... but I am coming to believe that: in my life what I really needed was the extra oil. Read about how to use it on line in the Shangri-la book.  It is the only diet that allows you to eat whatever food plan you are choosing... the only addition is the oil in specific ways...  I have not gained any weight since doing it.... a nice change!!! before I had just gained 20 pounds in a few month... and was miserable.  The oil fixed my brain too.  No cravings, no self pity...

As for detoxing, I take Trehalose Complex in Lime and water... I feel energized and just plain great!!!!no depression any more...  Every day!!!


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thanks all.

Victoria I eat however much meat I feel like at the time - usually around 4-6 oz I think or maybe less if I have had more carbs.  I find that the more carbs I eat the less meat I need although I still do need some.  I do not buy into the insulin theory of appetite and weight gain - protein stimulates- more insulin than a lot of carbs but yet it is supposed to be satiating...  I have done hard-core low carb and my experience is that anything under 100g (so that would be without the dried fruit basically) per day is not sustainable for me in the long run.  Yesterday for instance I attempted a low carb breakfast and was miserable and irritable by 11am and ended up in a bag of dried figs.  My system REALLY complains now anytime I try and do that.  I get cold and feel off and into the fruit I go.  I seem to need carbs to feel human.  Brekky had been a big bowl of fried spinach and salmon (in ghee) so it was not a lack of protein or fat.

Having said that I am obviously just not going to drop weight eating the way I am...and I think I may have to just accept that as hard as it is.  I did a lower carb eating for years and years and ended up with a mood disorder and unable to maintain a pregnancy.  I was eating lots of meat, fat and veg as well so it wasn't due to not eating enough.  I was able to conceive and carry to birth after reintroducing a lot of carbs from fruit.  So you can see why I am extremely wary of dropping the carbs back down....
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maybe it might be an idea to just stick to the Swami superfoods and not overthink the rest right now?  My body needs a break.  
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why would the deflect be good for me?  I mean I haven't eaten any lectins in...well...years!  Seriously - before I was doing BTD I was doing low carb with just vegetables and almonds for carbs...for like 5 years...or is it good for something else too?

I am wondering if my PCOS is playing a part here.  I have polycystic ovaries but do not have the elevated insulin or testosterone and was able to have a baby coincidentally after starting the BTD with lots of fruit added.  But still....I do carry all my weight in my abdomen.  It seems that maybe avoiding lectins and wheat etc isn't quite enough for me...not sure!


GOOD POINT. My own mother had it in one ovary and I was never diagnosed with any thing but "endo". Maybe the doctor who delivered my 1st child was looking at the precursor to Fibroids or PCOS. My adrenal glands now have needed support. I carry much more weight on my abdomen now than in the past. Epegenisis happens.

I would be interested in sitting down and having a visual discussion with all my cells as to what is going on now that my DNA strands are less tight of a helix than in my youth.


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My guess about taking Deflect when 100% compliant is that you can still inhale and ingest non-compliant matter.  As well, it supposedly helps repair damage caused by previous non-compliance.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Over eating protein was where I went wrong with low carb. As you know protein spikes insulin just as much as carbs. When I cut protein way back I dropped weight in my stomach like crazy. Lots of low carb veg, MODERATE protein (15-21g per meal or 2-3 oz) is all most people need, and enough fat to satisfy. When I was eating a 'normal' serving of protein I felt very unbalanced and off. I never thought that tiny amount of protein would be enough but I feel so much better. There's tons of info on the net. Check out http://www.drrosedale.com and many other places. The book Primal Body Primal Mind etc. I also don't eat until after 11am. This was huge for me too. There's an insulin/cortisol connection 1st thing in the morning. Delaying (not skipping) breakfast steadied everything.


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... I also don't eat until after 11am. This was huge for me too. There's an insulin/cortisol connection 1st thing in the morning. Delaying (not skipping) breakfast steadied everything.


Interesting how this worked for you, Mother. I recently trained myself to eat before noon, and it has helped tremendously with stabilizing my glucose levels. Taking Dr. D's advice about starting the day with protein (AB's or warriors, not sure which specifically), I no longer feel the urge to snack throughout the day. And meal time doesn't find me in a famished state. I'd been taking Cortiguard twice daily for awhile, but it was the switch to protein within an hour of rising that really diminished my urge to graze all day.

In regards to firing up one's metabolic engine each morning, I wonder if  there is a fundamental difference here between blood types? Our differing results would suggest so for us, but is that true for most others?

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Averno,

We're just the opposite. I was eating protein, well actually I tried every kind of breakfast there is, and I was ravenous all day. I spent the day fighting the urge to eat all day long. Within a half hour of eating I was far hungrier than before I ate. Now I don't snack at all and just have normal hunger. This stabilized my blood sugar. I had an insulin surge everyday and felt unbalanced all day.

Funny how everyone is so different. I need far less protein than most O's but I always ate far more and never thought I would need so little. Protein will raise my blood sugars too and make me hungry


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I seem to need carbs to feel human.  

I did a lower carb eating for years and years and ended up with a mood disorder and unable to maintain a pregnancy.  I was eating lots of meat, fat and veg as well so it wasn't due to not eating enough.  I was able to conceive and carry to birth after reintroducing a lot of carbs from fruit.  So you can see why I am extremely wary of dropping the carbs back down....


I strongly agree with you and I was not suggesting that you follow a low carb diet.  My idea was that if the way you are eating is putting weight on you, you might try flipping the time of day you consume your carbs.  Many O's have reported that it helps them to eat high carb in the last third of the day and shift the higher protein toward the early and mid-day.  But if you're happy with your routine, I'm not pushing for change.



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I still have tons of health issues- stress sets me off, as does lack of sleep or inconsistent exercise. I also suspect that the mercury in my mouth is a big part of the problem.

But the diet works. I feel much worse when I let myself stray from the plan- those "trace amounts" of avoids always cause trouble over time. Even over-doing the compliant cheeses causes me trouble, and I can't seem to stick to portion sizes of cheese. I do best when I avoid cheese altogether.

I've come to the conclusion that SWAMI has identified all of my "food triggers" for fibromyalgia. I still have environmental triggers to work on.


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


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hey Ruthie - have you lost weight on Swami or did you not need to?  Don't answer if that is prying too much.

Mother do you eat any carbs?  If not so you eat low carb and low protein too?  Where do you get your calories?

Victoria yes maybe I need to play around a bit with times I eat things.  I just feel a bit at sea with everything.  It would be nice if it were just simple like eat this don't eat that!
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If there are SWAMI items that are goitrogens you can omit them for now and be helping yourself with low thyroid supplements listed over on ithyroid.com.

I know how much it sucks to not find an endocrinologist that isn't biased. Try for a woman doctor first.



I didn't hear from you but am redirecting you to this page, so you can see levels of vitamins and minerals needed for recovery for both thyroid disorders - worked for me like a charm before I found the blood type diet.I left my environmental toxins behind by moving, and 6 months later the supplements eliminated the need for medicine automatically. Just make sure you know if you're hypo or hyper!
http://webhome.idirect.com/~wolfnowl/thyroid13.htm


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I think as a new mom you should not worry about life as it presents itself.. You are doing what you think is good, and for now that is what I would have you do..

life will get less 'stressed' and spelled backwards it will become more acceptable to you to decide if a food is a dessert or needed for balance... for now... next year will be different.. Let life take you where your mind is now telling you to be at, and eventually the mind will follow BTD without struggle.  It takes time, much more time for us to let go of fear, and find peace... even a few years of eating wrong will not kill anyone, whereas eating 100% compliant will make you just as sick.. so go the middle for now... Better that you enjoy the child and laugh.. laugh hardy, and often,, best medicine.. / best supplement also. ...  

stay here and communicate.. it will open doors otherwise closed.. or a window..

someone said wisdom comes with becoming 50 .. I used to not think that so... but it just might be after all..  


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Loops,

I don't eat grains, starch or sugar and very little fruit. I eat TONS of veggies, protein and healthy fats are where my calories come from. I don't eat a lot of calories either, around 1200 but that is where my body feels best and I have the most energy. Too much food bogs me down and always has. We don't always need as much food as we think we do as long as all of it is nutritionally dense, which mine are. I don't metabolize any form of carbs well, starch ,grains, legumes, sugar fruit juice etc. They ALL cause immediate weight gain and IMO that is an indicator of inflammation.They also kick up hunger which could be linkes to candida as well. I eat food that passes through with no effects, tired, bloated, headache, hunger, gassy etc. I don't have strong digestion though so I eat small meals as well. I'm in the beginning stages of nutritional reflex testing and get my results tomorrow. I'm sure enzymes etc will be in order.
So long of the short, veggies, protein and healthy fats


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Loops,
Just wanted to mention this is trial and error for 5 years and this is where I settled. BUT... I am a hunter through and through


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ok thanks -

yes Seraffa - I have read that site - some good suggestions.  I have though been through most supplements and am at present actually trying to not take so much stuff as I feel that I got off balance taking too many minerals etc.  I know that sounds crazy but really it happened.

Mother - wow, that is like no food.  I don't think that sounds like something I will be doing - no offense or anything but sounds like starvation.  When I was 15 and anorexic I was eating 1000 calories a day.  I need about 2K to feel ok and have energy.

Goldie yes there are probably more important things right now.  I am just a bit frustrated with my body and also feeling a bit 'off' if that makes any sense.
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have you ordered DPN supps in Chile?

how much do you pay for shipping?
Is there a distributor there, per se?


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hi - no I haven't.  I see though that there are some basic supplements available through iherb though which I can get shipped here for very little.  But they are the btd supplements as far as I can see.  And a bit pricey too!!
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