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OK, so I'm hard at work on finishing SWAMI XP2. As you all know, when it goes live you existing SWAMI XPress account will be automatically updated to XP2. However, I'm building a short page to welcome new users and would appreciate it if some of the current users (you all) would kindly be willing to leave a one paragraph blurb on your positive experience with SWAMI (if you've had one). The best of these will be shown on a 'What Users Are Saying' page (we can use you initials if your wish to remain anonymous.)
Just leave any comments in this thread. Thanks.
A whole system is a living system is a learning system.’ -Stewart Brand
swamied nomad chameleon receptor worldview Kyosha Nim
I am 100 % sure I wouldn´t be doing the GTD if the swami had not been developed. I tried the GTD and I just didn´t feel good - something was missing/wrong and I felt like the odd ball. When I tried swami everything fell into place I got a diet that was very much like the diet I instinctive was drawn to- and that has made it much easier to be compliant. What I like is, that it is not static - it continues to develop- when I figure out new things about my family or health or I age or get sick It changes and I get a diet that is as close as perfect can be.
IT is fine with Henriette If you can use my broken danglish
ENFP -naturalist, visual/spatial and musical/verbal/chatty Dane - Mother to DD 22 , 0 rh- ,secr, likely Hunter Diamonds, superfoods,Neutral,*black dots, avoids
The SWAMI software, created by Dr. Peter D'Adamo has greatly enhanced the lives of both my husband and myself, as well as numerous friends and relatives. This lifestyle change began 2.5 years ago and we have never looked back. Once a month, we have dinner with three other couples who also follow SWAMI and the conversation inevitably comes around to how much we have gained from this lifestyle change.
Physically, extra weight has left; agility and energy has been restored. Emotionally, calmer and able to handle stress with equanimity. Mentally, clearer thinking processes and enhanced capacity to see things to completion.
All in all, we marvel at the restoration that takes place on a daily basis as we continue to be true to ourselves. We look and feel more youthful, behave gracefully in the handling of daily stressors and are very grateful to be able to recapture doing those things that have been neglected due to lack of health.
As for our health, there have been no regrets as this is by far the best investment that we have ever made.
With the information I inputted into my SWAMI, I received a highly personalized and effective diet that is so individualized that the chances of anyone having a diet just like mine is in the tens of millions. But best of all, is the assurance I got that I would be able to feed my body the healthiest foods for my specific genetics with the potential to protect me from turning on the genes of my ancestor's unfortunate maladies. Who wouldn't want to invest in something so personalized for such a small investment?
I liken having a personalized SWAMI to having had the good fortune to afford a customized designer outfit that sells for thousands of dollars but I got it for way way way below wholesale.
For me SWAMI has been an invaluable healing tool and after following it for 3+ years, I don't think I could confidently live as healthfully, without it! Prior to my SWAMI, I followed the BTD since 1988,
OK to identify me as Chloe
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia Kyosha Nim Columnists and Bloggers
Location: New York
I've been struggling with Fibromyalgia for years. In my case at least, there are multiple causes; healing is like finding different puzzle pieces and then putting them together correctly.
SWAMI has identified all of my "food triggers." I'm not 100% healed yet, because there are still non-food triggers that can set off fibro-flares. I'm working on identifying and treating those triggers, but I'm not done yet. Plus, I'm not always 100% perfect with my diet, and when I stray from the plan, I suffer.
I'm no longer taking pain medication daily, and I'm more energized and capable than I was before starting on my SWAMI diet. The Blood Type Diet helped me a lot, but SWAMI has taken that healing even further.
You can credit me as Ruth Lanton.
Ruth, Single Mother to 22 yo O- Leah , 20 yo O- Hannah,and 15 yo B+ Jack
Even with the great benefits of my weight effortlessly dropping to my ideal college-size, improved quality of sleep, elimination of IBS, 90% disappearance of arthritis pain and vanishing of cravings, my all-time favorite result of following my SWAMI recommendations is the deep sense of ease in my internal organs. My body simply doesn't feel like it's having to struggle anymore. That is a priceless treasure!
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. ~Mary Jean Irion
GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN Sa Bon Nim Admin & Columnist
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
The Genotype diet makes perfect sense to me!!! I am GLAD I did the Blood Type Diet first because it got me used to eating this way, so the Genotype transition was smoother. There are 3 genotype for O's Gatherer, Hunter, and Explorer! The foods are broken down even more than in the Blood Type Diet and SWAMI gives you your own personal list for your own health issues! There are foods that work better and increase health depending on which genotype you are!!! Each Genotype gets their own list of food which makes them heal and feel better! As far as people talking probably about a diet they NEVER tried I say DON'T KNOCK IT TILL YOU TRY IT!!!
''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98 DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ESTJ The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Teacher Rh+ Lewis: a+b-, NN,Taster Sa Bon Nim Administrator
SWAMI provide a unique tool for consumers to benefit from the recent advances in the field of bioinformatics. This simple to use software allows people to derive a diet plan customized for their specific needs, just by entering a few measurements and their health history. No advanced degrees or hours of study are required to sort through the confusing literature of health claims and counterclaims. SWAMI analyzes the input data and sorts through the literature for you to identify what applies to your case and generates a health plan ideally suited for you.
Dr. Kent Palmer Associate Professor of Informatics Goshen College
(If you choose to use, feel free to omit part of the quote. The title and affiliation are not necessary, but if you want to use them you can).
All Gatherer -72 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year Sam Dan
Location: East Coast
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When I started BTD I had many chronic sick labels. Then I started to heal and improve my health to the point where I am pain free for years.
I own every BTD book because I strive to know more, looking for understanding the differences for improved health, pain reduction, and prevention. Wanting to ‘know’ the why and how come is what made me buy the Swami early on. SWAMI = (Serotyping With Advanced Modifying Inventories) SWAMI also stands for teaching and learning.
The computer generated programming allows me freedom to input what is important for me at the time of 'my' inquire, and see instant, updated adjustments...
The biggest pleasure is to have a computer generated printable up to date shopping list! There is nothing like it anyplace which addresses small issues like arthritis, intestinal issues, hormone dysfunction, aging, or bigger inherited issues, requiring prevention like diabetes, vision degeneration, or cancer. I use Swami to prevent and reduce the effects of catastrophic illness. Swami input – Swami Output allows for individualized responses in REAL time.
Equally: for computer illiterates or Swami newbie’s, all the help needed to navigate Swami can be found right here in the community of posters, with their many experiences by long time participants.
Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
One size fits all diets/nutrition programs beware!!! Throw out any diet books you may have lurking in your home. I am certain Swami XP2 will change your view on the typical "count calories/eat the miracle food" diets.
For years, I tortured myself by trying to eat low fat, low carb, high protein, you name it diets and found that I couldn't follow the plan, lost energy, got bad psoriasis, and got sick.
Now that I follow my "only for me Swami", I am beyond healthy, never get bugs, and have energy to burn. My skin is clear. Chronic illnesses that appeared for my siblings and parents have not materialized in me and well into my 50's, I am able to maintain a good balance of muscle to fat without starving by following this way of life.
The best part of this way of eating, is that my list contains foods I truly enjoy, plus it has given me the impetus to experiment with new and interesting foods. It is easy to follow and does not require crazy or expensive foods. Try it, you will be impressed!!
It is easy to use and personalized to you You have the power to adjust and tweek things by updating your information at anytime. As you become healthier you want to jump for joy! As someone who came off diabetic and blood pressure medicine and dropped my triglycerides from 234 to 169 (still working on getting it below 150) - not to mention lost over 80 pounds, I am very happy with the program, well worth every penny spent. The boards are great places to get questions answered and just some friendly support.
SwamiX Warrior A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343 Ee Dan
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
SwamiX for me has been like having the doctor in the house, at my fingertips. It has taken the guesswork out of the healthy living equation, providing a complete program for a lifestyle that adapts to my current physical and mental needs. I love it that besides being flexible, it is portable and I can carry it with me in paper or electronic form wherever I go. I love that it is backed up by a supportive and extremely knowledgeable forum community 24/7 and that Dr D himself participates in it ... Yes, like I already said, it is like having the doctor doing a house visit whenever you need it and all for the once off cost of a fraction of any Doctor consultation. But, above all, I love that SwamiX is the tool that makes a reality of the belief that 'Food is your best medicine'.
Swami determines which foods are most appropriate for each individual, leading to optimal weight, health and energy. I lost 60 lbs. and normalized my BP, cholesterol and glucose. Needless to say, I feel great!
Most satisfying, though, is when guests at our dinner table discover that we eat so well. Grilled tuna one night, lamb chops another, roasted turkey… No food deprived, over-processed "one-size-fits-all system" for us!
Concealed Carry Gatherer! SWAMI Explorer Blend Kyosha Nim
Location: Chicago, Illinois
I never really fit into any of the O genotypes conclusively, but SWAMI gave me a diet that I believe is what I need. I was surprised that the price was only about $70 as I thought it would be a few hundred at the least! Thank you Dr. D, for your wonderful research & help!
Interested in nutrition, lactation, religion, politics; love to be around people; talkative, sensitive, goofy; fishy Christian ><>; left-handed; lived on a farm, small town & big city; love BTD/GTD; La Leche League veteran; b. 10/1947 Check BTD/GTD on facebook!
35% Nomad or Teacher - health history dependent Sun Beh Nim Moderator
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
SWAMI Xpress is the perfect personalized blend of the Blood Type Diet, the Genotype Diet, and incorporates personal medical history to make a healing diet for each person. Since following my SWAMI, I have been healing at a deeper level than I ever thought would happen (or that was even needed.)
Once I started feeling better, we got SWAMI for my daughter who had still not responded positively to either of the BTD or GTD. SWAMI restricted her diet far more than either of the other plans, but once she started following her SWAMI diet, most of her symptoms went away as long as she doesn't eat something "off plan".
Well worth the price for anyone with unexplained symptoms.
Live Life Joyfully 42% Teacher Autumn: Harvest, success.
Location: Southern MD
Swami has served me wonderfully for the past 1 1/2 years! It was exactly what I needed when I my health was at its worst after suffering years of chronic sinusitis, digestive problems, and intestinal parasites. It has been very easy to use which says a lot for someone like me who is very computer illiterate. SWAMI classifies foods into 5 categories of super beneficial, beneficial, neutral, black dot avoid, and complete avoid. It's the beneficial and super beneficials (identified with diamonds) that must be emphasized to promote and encourage continuous healing from the inside out. You won't know how great you could feel until you give SWAMI a try! You won't regret it!
Coleen Rengert Homeschool mom of 4
ColeenISF-J, Non-Taster "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:26-27
I have had my SWAMI for a while and have been following it loosely.
I am excited y all this feedback as it encourages me to be more compliant.
The BTD and GTD have been very helpful to me and I have avoided the worst triggers (dairy, wheat, corn, beans) pretty consistently for years. Everyone who knows me says I look younger now than when I started all those years ago. But I want to ramp things up and am getting excited about doing this.
Thanks everyone for sharing, it is really helpful.