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Posted by: mel1111, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 12:37pm
Yesterday i received my SWAMIxpress.  I have been using the Genotype Warrior Diet for almost 3 weeks in conjunction with Homeopathy.  In fact it was my homeopath who suggested that i look at Dr D's books (the Genotype diet book is sold out in Sydney, luckily i found one in a second hand bookstore). I have found my moods,  and general sense of well being have significantly improved and my measurements (weight and cm's) are also heading in the right direction .  Even so, the positive comments on the Forum convinced me to go SWAMI.  Happily the SWAMI has expanded my food list from that in the Genotype book. I am delighted i can now eat tomatoes, eggplant and romano cheese (which i think is usually called pecorino in Australia (?), which will be great as a parmesan substitute), and Lamb.  Lamb is listed as a neutral for me, which i'm pleased about.

Now for the questions -
1. Based on my Genotype calculation from the book that i had worked out my Swami concurs that i am a Warrior (a somewhat overweight one, i need to lose almost 20 kilos).  Will supplements make a huge difference to my progress.  I prefer not to take if possible, and i am watching my budget.  However if i will get enhanced weight results i am happy to try them however.  I am borderline insulin resistant (i am not taking any medication for this), would this be the right one for me? Gatherer/Warrior Synergist    

2.  Swami says Neutral- Romano cheese and Avoid - Pecorino. I thought these were the same thing.  When i googled Romano it came up with Romano Pecorino?  Any tips on this?

3. Do you think there are any 'smoked salmons' which would be acceptable? (Swami says Superfood-Salmon Atlantic, Wild)

3a. Is anyone expert on converting the US fish list to Australian species?  I have corresponded with the very helpful Jenny in Canberra, Australia who sent me through a link to some very good info prepared by Cristina, from the Gold Coast.    http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-xpress/m-1255756515/  .Thank you Cristina.
Are there any updates people can add to Cristinas list to provide more info on appropriate Australian foods, NZ and UK foods vs the US lists.  Particularly the fish list.

4. Lychees (the fruit not the seed) are not mentioned on my Fruit list.  Does this mean they are neutral or just untested?
(from wikipedia - The lychee (usual English spelling) or laichi and lichu is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree. It is primarily found in Asia, Southern Africa and Mexico. It is a fragranced fruit with a sweet taste. Litchi chinensis subsp. chinensis. China, Indochina (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia). .Litchi chinensis subsp. philippinensis (Radlk.) Leenh. Philippines, Indonesia.)

5. Are there any acceptable vinegars that i can use in salad dressings?  although i do love lemons i am already having them morning, noon & night.  Genotype Diet suggests, lemon juice in warm water in the morning.  So i am continuing with that regime now i am on Swami, does that make sense?

6. From my googling Canteloupe (neutral on my SWAMI list) and Musk Melon ( diamond super food on my SWAMI) are the same thing, so i am a little confused?

7.Coconut Milk,[u]and [u]Coconut Meat are Black dots, Best Avoided on my Swami.  Are there any acceptable coconut products, eg Coconut Cream If i would like to enjoy a malaysian style laksa.  (probably not - but there is no harm in asking!!)

8. Chili Powder (Black dot- Best Avoided), does this apply to all forms of chilli or would there be any acceptable Chili form .  How bad is it to have a bit of chilli (eg Sweet Chili Sauce, or Chili flakes) a couple of times a week when i am within the first couple of months of my new Genotype/SWAMI eating practice.  Am i sabotaging myself if i eat them.  I have figured that a little bit is ok??

9. Sugar (Brown, White), are Black dots- Best Avoided, would palm sugar be the same?

10-. Seltzer Water (Black dot, Best Avoided on my Swami) is it the same for carbonated natural Mineral Water? What is the problem with Seltzer is it the salt, or the carbonation?

11. Endive is a diamond superfood, does this mean Belgian Endive (in Australia - Witlof) or Curly Endive, or both?

12. Porgy-diamond superfood, or Cristina's chart http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-xpress/m-1255756515/ it is bream.  However i also have Sea Bream as neutral, what is the difference between the 2 fish.

13. Black dots are avoid for 3-6 months, how do i decide where on the 3-6 month time frame to re-introduce?.  Again, with some of the black dots am i sabotaging myself if i eat them within the 3 months. (particularly small amounts of sugar, chilli).  I have figured that a little bit is ok??


14.  I have read on the Forums that people get calculations of the percentage Genotype they are. (Eg 48% Explorer).   As i worked out from the book my Genotype my Swami concurs that i am a Warrior .  My SWAMI did not give me what percentage Warrior I am.  (I think this is because i first put in my genotype myself, then when i took it out to let Swami calculate, and i still did not get a percentage).  

15. Regarding Fingerprint Patterns i have only calculated Loop or Whorl or Arch (i am all loops and whorls) and 'Yes' to White Lines. i do not know if they are 'tented, radial' etc.  Would having more specific details of my fingerprints make a significant difference with my results?

many thanks,
Mel  :)
Posted by: Lloyd, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 2:56pm; Reply: 1
Welcome!

3. Smoked foods are undesireable.
Posted by: Heidi, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 3:27pm; Reply: 2
6. From my googling Canteloupe (neutral on my SWAMI list) and Musk Melon ( diamond super food on my SWAMI) are the same thing, so i am a little confused?

14.  I have read on the Forums that people get calculations of the percentage Genotype they are. (Eg 48% Explorer).   As i worked out from the book my Genotype my Swami concurs that i am a Warrior .  My SWAMI did not give me what percentage Warrior I am.  (I think this is because i first put in my genotype myself, then when i took it out to let Swami calculate, and i still did not get a percentage).

From what I have read the two melons are not the same thing. Canteloupe is an African melon that is not grown here in the US. It has a rough warty skin according to what I have read vs the musks netted look. Your Rockmelon looks to be the same as our Muskmelon, although is is almost always called canteloupe here.

Did you generate the full report or just the food lists? If it was the full report you should see the % on page 4.  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 4:28pm; Reply: 3
Hi Welcome!

I'm jealous..you can have tomatoes...I can't.. :(   I went to the clinic for  Dr. D'Adamo to  SWAMI-tize me.  He gave me less food, not more..again..>  :(  (sigh)  About black dots. You can have black dots as part of your diet, once you do the 60 day washout (detox) by eating mostly beneficials and diamond foods. If the black dots cause weight gain or other problems then you'll have to limit them.
The only acceptable vinegar is umeboshi plum which is really salty.  :P  Dr. D said that vinegar acts like the acid that burns through everything except glass...to your stomach. Stomach cancer is linked to a high consumption of pickled foods. (in vinegar)

BTW, Warriors are a minority..Not that many.  :)  We are the Chosen Ones!
Posted by: Agathe, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 6:00pm; Reply: 4
Welcome !

2. This question has been discussed here : http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-xpress/m-1268138258/s-new/ but it has not been completely clarified. And I remember Cristina, one fellow citizen of yours, made a lot of research about pecorino/romano. (See also in this thread: http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1253837147/s-447/highlight-romano/#num447)

I'm lucky because both are beneficial for me. I think if I were you I would use "pecorino romano" (old cheese imported from Italy) and avoid other, fresh, pecorino cheeses.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 6:07pm; Reply: 5
Mel,
I think it depends on whether you have any medical issues whether you want to eat Black dots - during the 3-6 months or ever...  

I am healing, and have been for the year+ I have been on the Genotype diet, so I still eat only Superfoods - unless nothing else is available AND I couldn't bring my own food...  It is a personal choice to be this compliant because I am tired of pain and want to get the healing finished as soon as possible.
Posted by: Agathe, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 6:13pm; Reply: 6
3a. The thread Research on food choices for all was formerly called "Research on food choices for Australians". It has been changed because other people from outside the US could find very helpful informations in it. Still, there are many many infos concerning particularly Aussies.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1:55am; Reply: 7
4 yup Litchi Nuts are there.....suggest you use the search feature in your swami report, and spell it this way, as well!!! :)
7 enjoy your malaysian style laksa whenever you consider your resetting time is up and witness how your body feels or if weight is an issue, if you put back a pound or two in the process.....
same with 8 and 9 and 13

10 it is the carbonation and your low IAP that are at stake

14 for percentage Make sure you do not choose an abbreviated report
and glad you did let swami compute the genotype instead
The percentage figure is on fourth page or so of the diet report.

15 it is easy to determine if your loops are either radial or other...
and if your arches are tented or normal.....as you figure those out, you can always tweak them accordingly and run your reports, no biggie!
enjoy your new swami diet



Posted by: mel1111, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 10:48am; Reply: 8
thank you everyone for your insights.

re Seltzer - which i think is what we call 'Soda Water' in Australia (10 it is the carbonation and your low IAP that are at stake)

Lola -  i am unsure what 'low IAP' means?  But in summary - is a naturally occuring fizzy mineral water ok, but a factory carbonated mineral water not, am i right ??

I always feel i am having a little party  ;) when i drink fizzy mineral water, i put it in a wine glass and enjoy it more.  (i don't drink sweetened carbonated drinks coke etc. except i craved coke when i was pregnant ten years ago! and i had a diet coke every day for about 3 months i recall ?? ))


Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 6:43pm; Reply: 9
intestinal alkaline phosphatase
use the search feature to learn more
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 7:52pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from ABJoe
Mel,
I am healing, and have been for the year+ I have been on the Genotype diet, so I still eat only Superfoods - unless nothing else is available AND I couldn't bring my own food.


Hey Joe ,
Do you need to lose weight?
Posted by: Symbi, Friday, March 12, 2010, 3:35am; Reply: 11
Welcome Mel!

By your very organised and scientific writing, it looks like you are a Warrior alright!

It's great that you asked many of the same questions that we researched on the Research on food choices for all and listed in the Summary tables only from Food Choices threads (you can find them stickied under SWAMI Xpress forum).  You've summarised many of the queries that we all came up with over a long time, very thorough!

Me and a few other people did some research for those threads and Cristina did most of the work as chairperson, secretary and researcher too.  She checked and put all the research together into the summary table.  But, I think we've all been busy since then, Cristina is not on the forum much anymore as she's studying and had lifestyle changes.  I've only just got SWAMI (not yet complete waiting for secretor status).  Once I really get into it, I may find more info to add to those threads.  There's no reason they couldn't be added to.  If you have any additions that would be great!  

It's tricky not being in the USA but we are blessed here with our lamb and the best meats in the world!  Glad you get to have some btw.   :)

Fish are tricky as common names may be the same around the world but species differ.  We found some in SWAMI that are difficult to pin down what species they are referring to, e.g. Sea Bream.  That term is used for lots of skinny fish by their look.  So there are many species of those even the atlantic or european up there and we weren't sure which one SWAMI was referring to.  Typebase is helpful but some SWAMI foods are not in there.

Hope to see you around the boards here!
Posted by: mel1111, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 5:10pm; Reply: 12
Hi Symbi, Thanks for your welcome and for your work on the 'food choices thread' ,
Have any Australians been able to find non farmed salmon?  (Apart from the wild salmon which comes in a can!)
Posted by: Symbi, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 11:17pm; Reply: 13
You're welcome, thank you! Salmon isn't one of my favourites, sorry I can't help with that.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, March 15, 2010, 12:02am; Reply: 14
Quoted from 815


Hey Joe ,
Do you need to lose weight?


NO!  I am about 6', 160lbs...  What I do need to lose are the compacted, fatty tissue, waste dumps called lyphomas that are all over the body.  As these are removed, I have all of the symptoms of the initial exposure to the substances contained - be it food lectins, pesticides, industrial chemicals, previous allergen material, fungal waste, etc., that the body couldn't clear out when it was originally in the body due to too much junk to handle.

It would be really good if I could build some muscle mass so I don't look like skin and bones, but my body insists that any energy not needed for basic functions be used for detox and healing.  So as soon as I get rid of the lyphomas, I hope to be able to exercise more and function a bit more like a normal being.
Posted by: Jenny, Saturday, March 20, 2010, 6:51am; Reply: 15
Quoted from ABJoe


NO!  I am about 6', 160lbs...  What I do need to lose are the compacted, fatty tissue, waste dumps called lyphomas that are all over the body.  As these are removed, I have all of the symptoms of the initial exposure to the substances contained - be it food lectins, pesticides, industrial chemicals, previous allergen material, fungal waste, etc., that the body couldn't clear out when it was originally in the body due to too much junk to handle.

It would be really good if I could build some muscle mass so I don't look like skin and bones, but my body insists that any energy not needed for basic functions be used for detox and healing.  So as soon as I get rid of the lyphomas, I hope to be able to exercise more and function a bit more like a normal being.


ABJoe---do you mean that you will get the lyphomas surgically removed, or do you hope that your superior diet will do that for you? I have had one for about 20 years, but 9 years on various forms of the Dadamo diet have not removed it.

Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, March 20, 2010, 5:41pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from Jenny
ABJoe---do you mean that you will get the lyphomas surgically removed, or do you hope that your superior diet will do that for you? I have had one for about 20 years, but 9 years on various forms of the Dadamo diet have not removed it.

I will NOT have them surgically removed!  I would have to have cuts all over the body, even inside the ribcage.  Not a pretty picture!  Surgery will cause me to develop all kinds of sensitivities - again, and then I'll have to go through the process of removing them - again...

I have had many lyphomas reduce in size since starting the BTD and now on GTD.  It is painful as they reduce and the body is in contact with the toxins again, but   I'll help the body clear out the junk on its own and heal.  I had much healing to do before some of the removal could start, so I keep working to be healthier.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, March 20, 2010, 6:28pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from mel1111


4. Lychees (the fruit not the seed) are not mentioned on my Fruit list.  Does this mean they are neutral or just untested?
(from wikipedia - The lychee (usual English spelling) or laichi and lichu is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree. It is primarily found in Asia, Southern Africa and Mexico. It is a fragranced fruit with a sweet taste. Litchi chinensis subsp. chinensis. China, Indochina (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia). .Litchi chinensis subsp. philippinensis (Radlk.) Leenh. Philippines, Indonesia.)



Use the rating for "Litchi" in the vegetable protein list.  It is the fruit that is eaten not the seed. There are several instance of foods that are misclassified because their names incorrectly imply an incorrect classification. In this case Lychee nuts got put on the protein list since the word nuts implies protein.

The seeds of the Lychee are poisonous. If you are human you should not eat the seed!
Posted by: mel1111, Saturday, March 20, 2010, 6:42pm; Reply: 18
thanks for clarifying C-Sharp. Thats means i can eat lychees (as they (litchi nuts) are a neutral on swami under vegetable protein.) :D
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