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Posted by: musartbre, Monday, September 14, 2009, 6:12pm
I was wondering does swami take into account health problems like pcos, insulin resistance, etc?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Monday, September 14, 2009, 6:25pm; Reply: 1
There are no questions that directly ask about PCOS and insulin resistance,
but there are related questions and so you need to consider your answers in regard to your own health.

The specific health conditions asked about:

Swami health questions:


There are also family history questions and lab tests questions that may be relevant.
Posted by: Gale D., Monday, September 14, 2009, 6:37pm; Reply: 2
This question reminds me of a question I've been wanting to ask

Is Dr D. planning to continue expanding SWAMI to be even more individualized in regards to reported conditions, history, and so on?
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:14pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Gale D.
Is Dr D. planning to continue expanding SWAMI to be even more individualized in regards to reported conditions, history, and so on?


What are you expecting...a "Mini-Me" of Dr.D?  ;D  
Posted by: Gale D., Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:25pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from 815
What are you expecting...a "Mini-Me" of Dr.D?  ;D  


As close as possible  :P

Posted by: Dr. D, Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:36pm; Reply: 5
Problem is, the more specific you get, the more it becomes a 'medical device'.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:49pm; Reply: 6
The questions may seem broad but when coupled with your blood type and body measurements they are very powerful questions.

SWAMI knows more then meets the eye about you when you answer those questions.

SWAMI is the master diet tweaker ;D 8)

Posted by: Gale D., Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:57pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Dr. D
Problem is, the more specific you get, the more it becomes a 'medical device'.


Quoted Text
The questions may seem broad but when coupled with your blood type and body measurements they are very powerful questions.

SWAMI knows more then meets the eye about you when you answer those questions.

SWAMI is the master diet tweaker


Of course...

I was thinking of things along the lines of "severe reactive hypoglycemia", for example. A person can be "pre-diabetic" for many years prior to becoming diabetic, and it would be so good to catch things then.

Perhaps the predisposition of a genotype toward diabetes, and the food lists designed for that genotype already do enough?

Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 14, 2009, 9:43pm; Reply: 8
by all means! :)
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Monday, September 14, 2009, 10:18pm; Reply: 9
I hope it's ok to ask a similar kind of question here.  
In my SWAMI I put "yes" to cancer because I had a small skin cancer removed several years ago.  Should I also put "yes" to skin disease?  I have no idea what atopia means and I did look it up.   :-/
Posted by: Lola, Monday, September 14, 2009, 11:05pm; Reply: 10
checking both is correct...
Posted by: Chandon, Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 1:41am; Reply: 11
I found the skin disease question to be challenging too; it was combined with the atopy issue, but not all skin diseases have that allergic component. I checked it off because I have a skin issue that ends up being recurrent.
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 3:40am; Reply: 12
Thank you Lola and Chandon.  I'll go back and check it and see if it changes anything I've already printed.  
Posted by: musartbre, Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 8:32am; Reply: 13
so would swami even be good for me? because with pcos I have problems with estrogen dominance, depression, hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, etc. and tired adrenals. so, would swami even takes those into consideration?
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 5:45pm; Reply: 14
yes by all means!
Posted by: musartbre, Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 6:15pm; Reply: 15
okay, what are your guys' experiences with swami? Sorry, theres a difference between $70 and under $20 for a book, so I would love to hera others experiences with swami, so I know more.
Posted by: JJR, Saturday, September 19, 2009, 3:50am; Reply: 16
Do both.   :)



You know, the thing about diseases and being diagnosed is some of us don't listen to doctors that actually do diagnosis of "Chronic Fatigue".  Etc.  The Doctor I was originally going to didn't diagnose me as that, he said it "was all in my head".  So..... But I had fatigue, chronically, for over a year.  

And I don't have a liver and kidney "disease".  They don't work as good as they should. (missing glutathione genetically), would I press "yes" to a "disease" than?

I'm thinking about ordering this thing soon, but I'm almost intimidated by it.  It's seems like it's even more confusing than when we all were trying to figure out what GTD we were when it came out.  PLUS, I still don't know if I'm measuring my legs properly, even after doing it 7 million times and reading the diagrams by Dr. Natalie.  They're so close.  And I still can't figure out what the difference between and Ulnar loop and a regular loop.  But I have ALL loops.  Well, maybe one is an arch, but I'm not sure what kind.  And back when I went to get help and paid someone $50 to look at me, I think she was more clueless than I.  But I won't go into that.
Posted by: musartbre, Saturday, September 19, 2009, 9:11am; Reply: 17
so, since I have hypoglycemia would I check diabetes? and I have skin issues - don't know what they are - unexplainable rash, extremely itchy skin and patches and dots of dark skin on my ankles and calves. would I mark that I have skin issues?
Posted by: Gale D., Saturday, September 19, 2009, 7:32pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from musartbre
so, since I have hypoglycemia would I check diabetes?


I want to know the answer to this too.

Mitral Valve Prolapse is considered minor and fairly common. Should I check heart disease if I have that?

Posted by: Lola, Saturday, September 19, 2009, 7:39pm; Reply: 19
yes to both
Posted by: Sharon004, Monday, November 9, 2009, 4:18am; Reply: 20
Quoted from musartbre
okay, what are your guys' experiences with swami? Sorry, theres a difference between $70 and under $20 for a book, so I would love to hera others experiences with swami, so I know more.


I haven't started the swami diet yet as I just got it about two days ago, but ran it and found the results interesting.  I'm a Type B non-secretor, thought I was Nomad from the book, but swami said I was Explorer (42%).  I ran swami with both Explorer and Nomad, looked at the exact difference in diet, and saw that Nomad had items I know I gain weight from, whereas Explorer had things that were more likely to help me lose weight.  Before swami, I've been very frustrated with the B diet, then the B non-secretor, then the Nomad diet, as they have all been making me gain weight.  So frustrated that I'm now on the "master cleanse" lemonaide/maple syrup/cayenne fast just to fit into my pants again.  Now I wish I got the swami right away instead of trying all the others.  I am now confident enough to start on swami's diet for me once I use up the lemons I bought.

Of course my husband is losing weight easily with his standard type O diet, doesn't even need to test his secretor status, as he is more the 'norm'.  I happened to find everything difficult and nothing ever works for me.  Like Explorer says, doctor's cannot diagnose me correctly, I'm one of my doctor's 'difficult' patients, nothing works.  So if you are anything like me, I say go for the swami.
Posted by: Possum, Monday, November 9, 2009, 4:37am; Reply: 21
Quoted from Sharon004
I'm a Type B non-secretor, thought I was Nomad from the book, but swami said I was Explorer (42%).  I ran swami with both Explorer and Nomad, looked at the exact difference in diet, and saw that Nomad had items I know I gain weight from, whereas Explorer had things that were more likely to help me lose weight.  Before swami, I've been very frustrated with the B diet, then the B non-secretor, then the Nomad diet, as they have all been making me gain weight.  So frustrated that I'm now on the "master cleanse" lemonaide/maple syrup/cayenne fast just to fit into my pants again.  Now I wish I got the swami right away instead of trying all the others.  I am now confident enough to start on swami's diet for me once I use up the lemons I bought.

I happened to find everything difficult and nothing ever works for me.  Like Explorer says, doctor's cannot diagnose me correctly, I'm one of my doctor's 'difficult' patients, nothing works.  So if you are anything like me, I say go for the swami.


Thanks for the encouragement & the 'story' ;) I can relate to all of what you say... Goodluck!!
Posted by: Brenna, Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7:46am; Reply: 22
Quoted from Sharon004


I haven't started the swami diet yet as I just got it about two days ago, but ran it and found the results interesting.  I'm a Type B non-secretor, thought I was Nomad from the book, but swami said I was Explorer (42%).  I ran swami with both Explorer and Nomad, looked at the exact difference in diet, and saw that Nomad had items I know I gain weight from, whereas Explorer had things that were more likely to help me lose weight.  Before swami, I've been very frustrated with the B diet, then the B non-secretor, then the Nomad diet, as they have all been making me gain weight.  So frustrated that I'm now on the "master cleanse" lemonaide/maple syrup/cayenne fast just to fit into my pants again.  Now I wish I got the swami right away instead of trying all the others.  I am now confident enough to start on swami's diet for me once I use up the lemons I bought.

Of course my husband is losing weight easily with his standard type O diet, doesn't even need to test his secretor status, as he is more the 'norm'.  I happened to find everything difficult and nothing ever works for me.  Like Explorer says, doctor's cannot diagnose me correctly, I'm one of my doctor's 'difficult' patients, nothing works.  So if you are anything like me, I say go for the swami.


You're telling my story. I just recently reran my swami - I'm 52% explorer. no swiss muesli for me. I can have artichokes - yeah. I don't have any results to go by since I only found out last night - but hey what a revelation. Wudn't have thought I wasn't a nomad!
Posted by: Cristina, Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 8:00am; Reply: 23
Swami looks at the complete picture, all we have to do is feed the correct data and follow the prompts ....  ;)  :)

Congrats to both! :) :)
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