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Posted by: JJR, Monday, September 21, 2009, 1:54pm
I don't know if I'll get the fullest out of it unless I get some questions answered.

I've never been one to run to the doctors.  In fact, the normal doctors I went to when I first started having problems 2 years ago didn't find diddly.  

So, here's my questions that some of you may be able to help me with:

#1.  Am I hypoglycemic?  When I don't eat animal protein at a meal, it usually will give the shakes and light headedness before the next meal.  And I remember this happening when I was a boy.  Both my Mom and Dad have expressed this too but whenever I have my blood test done, my blood sugar is in the normal range.  So what gives?  I read about people not eating some kind of protein at a meal and I'm thinking Tain't no way.  Is this just normal though for some people?  Or is this a problem.  Seems like everyone needs protein for energy.

#2.  I have stomach problems but never diagnosed with a disease.  I was positively diagnosed with H.Pylori.  But so what. A lot of people have that.  In fact, I think everyone has it.  I think mine was just out of whack.  One test did show that I had zero amounts of good bacteria in my gut, which one aahhhhh... Lactobacillus Acidopholis.  Not there and I take probiotics every day to help build it back up.  So does that mean I mark yes to stomach Disease?

#3.  My cholesterol is high, yet my good cholesterol puts me in the safe zone for ratio.  Last time it was checked it was 309 overall
221 LDL
77 HDL
56 TriGlicerides
But my Dad takes lipitor for His cholesterol and obviously this is high overall.  I haven't had it checked lately, but in the past, these numbers have been consistent.  I should get it checked since I've been on GTD.  But I have a feeling it won't have changed.  I could be wrong though.  I take Policosinol for it now.
So should I mark yes to Heart Disease?

#4. I know I have environmental sensitivities and I know I have liver and kidney "problems".  Disease?  I have no clue.  But I'm assuming I should mark yes to Urinary and Renal Disease and Kidney disease since I genetically lake glutathione according to a test.  Is that correct?

#5.  I wasn't diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, but I had it for about a year and a half.  I could care less if a doctor told me I did or not.  I am coming out of that though thank the LORD.  But do I mark yes to that?

#6.  Any thyroid blood test I've ever had done it was in the normal range.  But I know that I have more energy when I take iodine.  For SURE.  I don't think my thyroid is up to snuff.   So do I mark Thyroid Disease too?  I mean, disease seems so strong when it could be that it just hasn't had good nutrients due to the fact that my stomach and guts weren't working real well.

#7.  I have had times where I would get a low grade infection every day.  Seems to me it was when I was killing yeast.  I suppose a yes to that one is proper, eh?

I had a bout when I was in my early twenties that I was depressed a lot and it had to do more with spiritual things than anything.  And I was not getting good nutrition then either.  And I can't sleep through the night without going pee.  Is that prostrate?  

Anyways, any hints and help would really be appreciated by those that have experience with this thing.  When I get it, I want to do it right so it helps.  

Posted by: NewHampshireGirl, Monday, September 21, 2009, 2:14pm; Reply: 1
I can't answer your questions but I can say that my son went for a 5-hour glucose tolerance test to find that he had hypoglycemia.  In his case, yes, eating small amount of protein at regular intervals during the day was very helpful.  Also, for snacks during the day he ate small amount of peanuts or sunflower seeds.
Posted by: jayneeo, Monday, September 21, 2009, 3:53pm; Reply: 2
if you mark all those diseases you will get a very restrictive diet, but maybe that's what you want...?
Posted by: mikendomsmum, Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:35pm; Reply: 3
You may get a very restricted diet at first but as you heal and uncheck those boxes you should get foods back.  Isn't that the way it works?  Please tell me if I'm wrong.
I checked the boxes for everything that bothers me.  Such as:
At night I hyperextend my legs and hips, I don't know why. Also have dislocated my knee, it was horrible, so I checked the "arthritis, joint problems" box hoping that any foods that heal that would become diamonds and any foods that are troubling would become avoids or black dots.  

Anyway, I would check any boxes that are even a little bit relevant.  That way, your diet is even more fine-tuned.  

Go ahead and place the order.  :-)
Posted by: teri, Monday, September 21, 2009, 5:22pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from JJR
When I get it, I want to do it right so it helps.

I hear you. This is exactly the reason why I haven't ordered my SWAMI yet. I would have no idea what to do with the tick boxes. I don't see doctors at all, don't ever see the need to see one, until now. I'm feeling like I need to see a doctor in order to make my SWAMI work properly. There isn't really anything in particular I would be able to tell a doctor, though. I do have the same complaint as you about not being able to sleep through the night without having to pee and I do get bad bouts of hayfever every year. Everything else works fine in general. As far as I know, the Explorer GT is already tweaked for environmental sensitivities so I'm already on the right diet for my hayfever. Otherwise, maybe the fact that I'm a 'B' Explorer might be a good enough reason on its own to get SWAMI, maybe it will differentiate me from other Explorers in some way. Maybe that's just a good place to start with SWAMI and then start tweaking gradually from there if need be.
Posted by: JJR, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 2:42am; Reply: 5
Anyone else got any helpful input?
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 2:52am; Reply: 6
My morning blood sugar is normal, but I know I have low blood sugar, but the 'reactive' kind that is stimulated by eating.  That's why the long-term(several hours)test is more accurate. I've never had that, but know my body. I eat pretty often.  I think lots of us have hypoglycemia because of the horrible SAD & the lack of exercise.
My thyroid is normal, but I take iodine & think it would be a problem if I didn't eat right. I think I put 'no' on the SWAMI, but do recognize that I may have the problem without my diet. When I eat fish, I often eat a pound of it, take my kelp/iodine supp, & eat lots of sea salt, so I think my bases are covered. [BTW, my BP is low normal, so it shows that salt isn't alway so bad, but the kind of salt & the other foods!]
How is the mold sitch?
Good to hear from you!! ><>    
Posted by: JJR, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 2:58am; Reply: 7
I think I updated in little fishes.  I should go back there now.
Posted by: Gumby, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 2:47pm; Reply: 8
There are three categories of medical stuff...health history, family history, and lab data.  And they are all changable.  It's great because you can really see how changing your inputs will alter your food lists...which helps you learn which foods might be linked to which issues.  

If you think of it as a learning process, you can go through and do one list with everything you even suspect, and then take away one thing at a time and see what it does.  

I'd not put anything into the lab data that has not been actually calculated.  And only put in family history what you know to be true.  And for your personal health history...well, that is where you can play and learn.   :)  
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 2:50pm; Reply: 9
I answered in red.

Quoted from JJR


I've never been one to run to the doctors.  In fact, the normal doctors I went to when I first started having problems 2 years ago didn't find diddly.  

That's because it's all in your head.  Maybe you need an antidepressant. ;)




#1.  Am I hypoglycemic?  

I think that would be considered mild hypoglycemic.  You might want to play it safe and say yes.  All my blood tests indicate low blood sugar, but not so low as to be considered a problem.  But it was a problem.  A big problem.  Until the Warrior diet.  I don't much care what the numbers say.  I care how I FEEL.

#2.    So does that mean I mark yes to stomach Disease?

I would say yes.  As was suggested, once things straighten out, run it again and see what foods you get back.  

#3.
So should I mark yes to Heart Disease?

No idea.


#4. I know I have environmental sensitivities and I know I have liver and kidney "problems".  Disease?  I have no clue.  But I'm assuming I should mark yes to Urinary and Renal Disease and Kidney disease since I genetically lake glutathione according to a test.  Is that correct?

Can't answer that one either.


#5.  I wasn't diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, but I had it for about a year and a half.  I could care less if a doctor told me I did or not.  I am coming out of that though thank the LORD.  But do I mark yes to that?

I would.

#6.  Any thyroid blood test I've ever had done it was in the normal range.  But I know that I have more energy when I take iodine.  

You have nothing to lose by saying yes (except maybe a few foods--lol).  From what I understand you can always go and change that later.

#7.  I have had times where I would get a low grade infection every day.  Seems to me it was when I was killing yeast.  I suppose a yes to that one is proper, eh?

Yeah.


I had a bout when I was in my early twenties that I was depressed a lot and it had to do more with spiritual things than anything.  And I was not getting good nutrition then either.  And I can't sleep through the night without going pee.  Is that prostrate?  

How many times do you have to go?  I'd say once is normal.  Twice might not be.
  



Posted by: Heidi, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 3:19pm; Reply: 10
#3.  My cholesterol is high, yet my good cholesterol puts me in the safe zone for ratio.  Last time it was checked it was 309 overall
So should I mark yes to Heart Disease?

There is a box under the bloodwork tab where you can check that you have high cholesterol. I think I would check that one rather then the heart disease box.
Posted by: JJR, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 7:21pm; Reply: 11
Hey, that really helped you guys!!  I had heard there were fields that are time sensitive and once you mark them, you're done.  So I didn't know what to make of that.  Because as someone pointed out, it is a process and we're always learning things!!!!!!  So if it is the case that you can actually change some of these things, that is terrific.  So what things are time sensitive and lock out?

And ribbit, it IS all in my head.  For sure.   :o :o :o :o :o ::) ::) ::)  :P ;D
Posted by: Heidi, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 9:20pm; Reply: 12
Locked fields are:

Date of birth
Gender
ABO blood group
RH type
Caffeine sensitivity
Lactose tolerance
Trunk lenght
Leg lenghts, upper and lower
Wrist encirclement
Fingerprint patterns
Posted by: Cristina, Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 10:46pm; Reply: 13
Also, as it has been discussed in another thread, even those fields, with the help of Nap staff, they can be updated.  In case later on your measurement and judgment abilities (of your body) improve.  It is good to know that I quick e-mail or phone call to the right people will help us update things ...no matter their lock status :)(clap)
Posted by: JJR, Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 3:00am; Reply: 14
That is good to know because I'm still unsure about a few of those things.
Posted by: JJR, Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 3:20am; Reply: 15
I just ordered it!!!!!  Praise God for his provision.  I got some other goodies too.  My wife is going to love me for those 2 chocolate bars I have coming.  hehehehe
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 2:41pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from JJR
I just ordered it!!!!!  Praise God for his provision.  I got some other goodies too.  My wife is going to love me for those 2 chocolate bars I have coming.  hehehehe


I have a sneaking feeling that you're a Warrior.  Just a hunch. (lol)
Posted by: JJR, Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 3:10pm; Reply: 17
??????

If the measurements are the key, than I don't see how that's possible.  But maybe swami is completely different.  It will be interesting to see.  I'd be shocked if you're right and wonder why you think that.  After knowing me and reading the book several times and trying the diet, I'm more like a Teacher/Nomad/Explorer than anything.  Although I will have to concede to you that I made a mental note that when I ate Edamame beans on my salad yesterday, they digested easy, gave me good energy (from what I can tell) and I didn't get a low blood sugar feeling like I do if I eat regular beans without some meat.  Not sure if that has anything to do with warriorship, but I still would be really surprised.  

It's kind of exciting though.  And hopefully it will help.  But I can tell that the teacher diet has helped a bunch.
Posted by: JJR, Saturday, September 26, 2009, 4:02am; Reply: 18
I just recieved it and I'm super excited.  Except for I'm not going to be home much coming up, have a ton of stuff to do around here and not sure how I'm going to fit it in.  I'm kind of bummed about that.  I'll probably figure it out this weekend though.  Hopefully.
Posted by: Cristina, Saturday, September 26, 2009, 5:06am; Reply: 19
ABN, were the chocolate bars a hit?(drool)(drool) :)
Posted by: JJR, Sunday, September 27, 2009, 3:40am; Reply: 20
No one ate them yet.  But my wife will in due time.  I'm sure I'll have to eat just a tiny piece.  Especially because I got the ginger one and I LOVE ginger.  With anything.
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