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Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 12:59am
I am completely frustrated with SWAMI. :-( I just put in all of my information, which is very detailed, and it determines I am a Teacher. I don't really fit the profile of a Teacher (more of an Explorer), but that doesn't matter so much. What frustrates me is that it recommends quite a few dairy products that I am fairly confident I cannot have. For example, it lists Parmesan cheese as a Diamond Superfood. If I go to the Type 4 database, it is an Avoid for Type A Non-Secretors like myself and says:

Non Secretor:
AVOID: Flocculates serum or precipitates serum proteins. Increases polyamine or indican levels. Inhibits proper gastric function or blocks assimilation.

I didn't bother to go through the list of foods to see how many Avoids are now listed as Superfoods for me (there were around 7 cheeses at least), but even if they weren't Avoids in the BTD, I KNOW I cannot tolerate much dairy. It causes inflammatory pain in my back, and I have serious candida issues and did well off of all dairy on the candida diet. If the BTD is based on scientific evidence, and I believe it is, then how can SWAMI totally disregard it?

Furthermore, it continues to categorize my husband as a Warrior, and as long as the diet is good, that is fine, but when I did the Genotype Kit, we were both classified as Explorers when we did the basic calculations. My husband very much fits the Explorer profile in many ways. His main problems seem to be liver and detoxification issues as well as underlying infection. I really think he fits the Explorer profile as his liver issues seem to be the main critical issue.  My main issues seem to be adrenal exhaustion and candida issues. I have no idea where that would put me, but I can't follow a good bit of SWAMI and expect to get healthy. :(

We have serious health issues, and we are both so ready to do a drastic overhaul and follow the BTD very closely, but I was hoping SWAMI would fine tune the BTD for our health issues, not totally disregard some of it. If I could just get it straight what I can eat and what I can't, that would be great! That's all I want right now. If anyone has any input, I would appreciate it. I am very confused. Is the Type 4 database even accurate? Also, there are foods in SWAMI that are not on the Type 4 database, that I need to know about like hemp, for example, but I feel like I cannot trust SWAMI. I just want to know what to do.  :(
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:07am; Reply: 1
read this and decide if this science isn t mind blowing and complex:
typing food/gtd explained.....science behind....tests research food values
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2010/03/27/hows-and-whys?blog=24
hows and whys
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/#num13
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/
determinant for typing food
because the program chose those foods based on algorithms devised by Dr D. The logic is his, the computer does the scoring based on that.
http://www.dadamo.com/GenoType/7GTDflowchart.jpg
dadamotron
Posted by: brinyskysail, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:13am; Reply: 2
Don't be frustrated :)  A lot of people do not end up being the genotype in swami that they were "by the book".  If you entered the info correctly, then just go with it and see what happens.  I am a Teacher by the book and Explorer by swami, and the swami diet is infinitely better for me.  I also don't do well on dairy, and I was very hesitant to even try the cheeses listed on swami.  Eventually I did try the diamond cheeses, and...they don't bother me at all!  I couldn't believe that it was possible for me to eat dairy.  swami knew.

also, don't go by the typebase values when using swami; typebase is for BTD, and swami has to be viewed as a separate entity.  I am a BT A (and have a feeling that I'm a nonsecretor), but Parmesan cheese has become one of my best friends.

The more I followed the swami diet, the more I realized how "right on" it really is.  I didn't see it at first, but new realizations continuously pop up.  I had originally entered something wrong, resulting in my swami diet being incorrect, and I could tell; I felt horrible, but as soon as I corrected the error I could tell that things were right.  So if you think the data you entered is correct, just follow the diet, and your body will tell you if it's right or wrong.  If there are any foods that you know you have a bad reaction to or are allergic to, definitely avoid those, but, as for others, you might be surprised that some foods you thought you can't eat, you really can.
Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:15am; Reply: 3
Most of those links you posted were the main reasons I purchased SWAMI. The issue is that either Parmesan Cheese, for example, does what the Type 4 database says it does for Type A Non-Secretors or not: Flocculates serum or precipitates serum proteins. Increases polyamine or indican levels. Inhibits proper gastric function or blocks assimilation.

I am not willing to trust SWAMI if the BTD says it is harmful. One of them has to be right. It can't be both an Avoid and a Diamond Superfood. I am assuming that if it is in the Type4 Database that it is there for a reason. Is SWAMI saying that Parmesan cheese is a Diamond Superfood for some Type A Non-Secretors, but not necessarily all?

Is there anyone who has done better on the BTD as a non-secretor than on the GTD? I am very sorry if I seem exasperating, but I am exasperated. I just want a diet I can trust that makes sense.
Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:17am; Reply: 4
Quoted from brinyskysail
Don't be frustrated :)  A lot of people do not end up being the genotype in swami that they were "by the book".  If you entered the info correctly, then just go with it and see what happens.  I am a Teacher by the book and Explorer by swami, and the swami diet is infinitely better for me.  I also don't do well on dairy, and I was very hesitant to even try the cheeses listed on swami.  Eventually I did try the diamond cheeses, and...they don't bother me at all!  I couldn't believe that it was possible for me to eat dairy.  swami knew.

also, don't go by the typebase values when using swami; typebase is for BTD, and swami has to be viewed as a separate entity.  I am a BT A (and have a feeling that I'm a nonsecretor), but Parmesan cheese has become one of my best friends.

The more I followed the swami diet, the more I realized how "right on" it really is.  I didn't see it at first, but new realizations continuously pop up.  I had originally entered something wrong, resulting in my swami diet being incorrect, and I could tell; I felt horrible, but as soon as I corrected the error I could tell that things were right.  So if you think the data you entered is correct, just follow the diet, and your body will tell you if it's right or wrong.  If there are any foods that you know you have a bad reaction to or are allergic to, definitely avoid those, but, as for others, you might be surprised that some foods you thought you can't eat, you really can.


Thank you for this thoughtful post! I am wondering though... Weren't all of those foods in the Type 4 database tested for the various blood types? If so, how can the results be disregarded?
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:23am; Reply: 5
wow
:-/
Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:25am; Reply: 6
Sorry, if I have exasperated you. I am a very open minded person, but even this is a stretch for me. :-( If GTD is superior, why bother to even promote the BTD at all?
Posted by: Tom Martens, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:29am; Reply: 7
Swami is just like the BTD in that tweaking foods you know bother you is an individual thing that swami cannot factor in.
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:35am; Reply: 8
Quoted from benandbecca
Thank you for this thoughtful post! I am wondering though... Weren't all of those foods in the Type 4 database tested for the various blood types? If so, how can the results be disregarded?
SWAMI takes more factors into consideration than the typebase does.

All foods have pros and cons.  SWAMI tries to pick foods for which the pros outweigh the cons, and calls those "superfoods".  However, SWAMI doesn't know every idiosyncrasy of your body.  For example, I currently do better without any dairy protein, grains, or beans, even though some foods from each of these groups are considered "superfoods" for me.  If you know something about yourself that SWAMI doesn't know, go with what you know.  There isn't a rule about how compliant you have to be.  It is simply a tool, albeit a powerful one.

If you'd like to try out the Explorer diet, you can manually change your genotype.  SWAMI will warn you that this isn't the GT it calculated for you, but it will still generate that version of the diet.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:43am; Reply: 9
What's in the Typebase isn't "wrong." It's just not as updated as SWAMI is. While parmesan cheese does floccate serum whateveritis for A non secretors in general, it doesn't do that for you personally. Or, it does do that to a small extent, but it has some other, more powerful healing factor that you need right now, and that healing factor outweighs the potential negatives. For Teachers in general, the main focus is on "healing the gut" and there are many cheeses that support  gut health.

The whole point of SWAMI is that it gives you a much more personalized food list than BTD or GTD could ever do. There are only 6 diets in the GTD book and 8 in BTD, and there are more than 14 people in the world!!! Don't worry about what "genotype label" SWAMI spits out- it's not important. That was just a starting point for the diet, and I'm sure your SWAMI varies widely from the Teacher diet in the book.

Now, that doesn't automatically mean that you can handle every SWAMI food right now. You may need to do some more healing before you're able to tolerate any dairy products, for example. It won't harm you if you continue to avoid dairy for now, while implementing the other SWAMI food reccomendations. Then, after a month or a few months, try a small amount of one kind of cheese at a time and see how you do.

Even SWAMI isnt' as complex as the human body. If you know that dairy is bad news for you, then avoid it for now, in spite of what SWAMI says. Almost everybody has at least one kind of dairy product as neutral or better on SWAMI, even O non-secretors who would only get ghee and butter on BTD. Plenty of people can't handle dairy right away. I find that I do best if i stick to only ghee and butter, even though I have a decent list of cheeses to choose from.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 2:33am; Reply: 10
Quoted Text
Weren't all of those foods in the Type 4 database tested for the various blood types? If so, how can the results be disregarded?
Yes, they were tested for the blood types, but there is far more to it than that. BTD is working with what you have, GTD is turning on/off gene expression. Both the type base that you seem rather attached to and the program "swami" were written by the same person! Do you really think he would not have some reason for the contradictions? I realize it is a difficult concept to grasp and you seem to want a seamless flowing solution, cut and dry etc. Ain't gonna happen. Swami is taking into consideration all of the information you gave it about you, the type base is generalizing about ABO type. Just because A's in general don't do well on parmesan cheese is sorta like saying "white men can't jump", well, as a matter of fact some of them can.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 3:41am; Reply: 11
It seems to me that if you require every SWAMI rating to match the blood type rating, you have a blood type diet and not a SWAMI diet.

The blood type diet is an excellent system and it may be the right system for you.

For me, I want to benefit from all the research that Dr. D'Adamo has done since releasing the the blood type diet.

So I choose to follow my SWAMI diet. I do not expect all the ratings to be the same since it is a different system.  I get to eat a number of foods that I could not eat before.

The blood type diet worked very well for me, and if SWAMI was not working so well for me I would go back to it.

For me SWAMI works.  I did not eat Parmesan cheese for a while as I transitioned, but I can now without problems. I gave my body time to adjust to the new system before incorporating foods that used to give me problems.

There are a few foods that because of my personal health conditions I do not eat even though SWAMI rates them highly (These foods might cause me to go into a coma--it is simply not worth the risk regardless of what SWAMI says).

So I do not blindly follow SWAMI recommendations, but I am grateful that I can benefit from Dr. D'Adamo's continued research and the new diet systems he has created.
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 4:16am; Reply: 12
Benandbecca,
One of the main points of following the concept of eating right for your blood type is that "one size does NOT fit all" ...we are all individually unique.

I started with the BTD then moved on to the GTD due to sinus issues, hoping it would help more. It did, somewhat , so I decided to try Swami. It helped me even more, BUT, it gives me soybeans, soy flour, soy cheese, soy EVERYTHING as superfoods....I cannot eat any of that without a stomach ache! I can tolerate a small amount of organic soymilk in my coffee...thats it. So....I eat everything ELSE on my swami list because they don't bother me! Pretty easy... ;)

Like all the advice said above....give things a try, weed out and watch what happens. We have all been there...... :)
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 7:38am; Reply: 13
Quoted from C_Sharp

There are a few foods that because of my personal health conditions I do not eat even though SWAMI rates them highly (These foods might cause me to go into a coma--it is simply not worth the risk regardless of what SWAMI says).


What drugs / poisons do these foods contain?
Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 8:36am; Reply: 14
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate it! I think I will probably use SWAMI as much as I can, but I still don't understand. More on my continued confusion below.


Quoted from ruthiegirl
What's in the Typebase isn't "wrong." It's just not as updated as SWAMI is. While parmesan cheese does floccate serum whateveritis for A non secretors in general, it doesn't do that for you personally. Or, it does do that to a small extent, but it has some other, more powerful healing factor that you need right now, and that healing factor outweighs the potential negatives. For Teachers in general, the main focus is on "healing the gut" and there are many cheeses that support  gut health.


OK, I understand that there are going to be some foods in BTD and in the GTD that I may not be able to tolerate that are listed as superfoods. That is OK with me. The part that I am not getting is this. I thought that certain foods were tested and that they were avoids for ALL Type A Non-secretors because without a doubt, they caused lectin damage? Is this not true? Are you saying that other genetic factors can wipe out the potential for lectin damage?

I don't want to eat something that is going to cause any lectin damage due to my past history. I am afraid to eat something and see how I feel because my doctor told me that was a big indicator of my health (and it is), but when all was said and done, I was tested after eating an extreme diet, and my body had not healed even though I felt much better. Depending on my health at the time, I can eat certain foods for a while without noticing any negative effects even though that food is bad for me. I don't want to risk that if they are already known to cause Type A's damage.

I just feel like I can't afford to be wrong on this. I read through some of what Lola posted above, and the following statement from Dr. D. on how foods are chose for the GTD seems to contradict what SWAMI is saying:

"If no negative attributes (for example, if the food contains a lectin or is known to encourage bacteria overgrowth, etc) is recorded, then the next step is to see if a case can be built for the food having any specialized benefit (for example, sardines might become a superfood if increasing the amount of RNA nucleotides is desirable; artichokes because they encourage probiotic growth in a strain of bacteria known to be good for a certain blood type). Lacking either of these elements, the food is simply labeled 'food' and considered more or less neutral."  http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2010/03/27/hows-and-whys?blog=24

Here is more from the site on lectins: http://www.drpeterjdadamo.com/wiki/wiki.pl/Lectins#Lectins7 The specificity of lectins is so sharply defined that they can differentiate among blood subgroups. Dolichos biflorens lectin reacts more vigorously with blood group Al than A2. Other blood groups can be distinguished by lectins, such as M and N blood types.

I can see how that some lectin issues may be less harmful for me than others with my genetic profile, but to go from a complete Avoid to a Diamond Superfood is just too much of a stretch for me without more info. ??)

Has anyone else ever discussed these same concerns? Is there another thread on this?
Posted by: 547 (Guest), Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 8:51am; Reply: 15
Benandbecca,
I know exactly how you feel.. I've been there too. On my BTD Adiet without any cow cheeses I felt great! Since on BTD since 1999 my eczema disappeared and my kidneyproblems faded!  :) GTD came and I was allowed to eat the dutch Gouda cheese and buttermilk!!  :o Okay I thought, I give it a try! After 2 months my kidneys started aching again, and unclear urine  >:( I stopped all cowdairy again and some days later backpain (kidneys!) faded again! I mailed Peter that dairy is not for me! I think you are as lactose-intolerant as I am. This is also a quesion in SWAMI. Fill out that you are lactose-intolerant and you will see change the rating of the cheeses!
I can tolerate pecorino/romano, also the parmesan (I don't eat that one!) and gouda cheeses are neutral. I don't eat them either! Just dutch goatcheese and feta for me. That is all! Everyone is UNIQUE and even if SWAMI is personalized, you yourself are your own SWAMI-designer!  ;D Listen to your body is the key in life!

Take care and stay well!
Cocky  8)
  
Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 8:59am; Reply: 16
^^^Thank you! I really appreciate your understanding! I didn't list that I was lactose intolerant because I don't feel the discomfort that lactose intolerant people feel or fit the profile. I just know that I was almost in a wheelchair with inflammation in my soft tissues in 2007, and when I cut out dairy, I had great improvement. I think there was more to it than dairy, but I just don't do well on dairy. However, I can eat it without noticing any problems (or anything significant) short-term.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 9:15am; Reply: 17
Perhaps my perspective can help you. I can see you are very perplexed. I'm known to be rather laid back about the matter of so-called compliance. Somehow I find that two hypothetical people of utterly identical physical makeup and history - if they followed two different sets of d'adamo rules - might end up with exactly the same diet by testing every suggestion against their own experience: Different roads to the same destination. And some roads take longer than other roads; the SWAMI road contains shortcuts that many feel they need.
I'm a blogger on this site.

I follow the BTD, when I do. But my history with it is a very long one.

In the mid-1990's Peter D'Adamo came out with Eat Right 4 Your Type. I followed that. Then in, what, 2001 or 2 he came out with Live Right 4 Your Type. The new book constituted an advance. One of its breakthroughs in reader benefit was the inclusion of Secretor Status. Now, taking this into account, there were some changes in some of the food values, because foods that had been listed as good for all Bs, say, may really not have been that great for non-secreting Bs, for instance. Or vice versa. Now - mark this - there are also some cases where for reasons unknown to me a food might have changed value for both in an unexpected way. I probably responded much as you're doing now. I probably thought at that point: What the heck is this? Am I believing bait-and-switch hogwash? Because I knew how much truth there was in the work of Dr. D'Adamo, I decided to experiment with the food items that fell into that "What The Heck?!?" category. I just didn't sweat them.

And it's a good thing I didn't, because he later came out with all these other books, and I bought all of them. The books on Diabetes, Arthritis, Allergies, Cancer, etc. And the food values change again, in some cases! But here's where I learned a principle that I think you're starting to understand: Yes. A food with a distinct Avoid-quality for you in a healthy state may actually be beneficial for you under other circumstances. Anyone who takes any kind of herb or drug knows that a substance can be dangerous - even poisonous - but utterly essential or life-saving if used when called for. So I think (and I'm ready to be corrected here by the SWAMI folks, because I don't use SWAMI) that SWAMI is taking into account all of those individual factors of yours and cancelling out the "warnings" on the items you may be needing, even though they would have been Avoids for the generic A1 nonnie. Likewise, SWAMI is showing you that - even though you're an A1-nonnie - there are previously Beneficial items, i.e., generically Beneficial for A1-nonnies, that - given your history and / or condition and /or specific gene-type / performance - are no longer healthful for you... at this time.

Just when I'd been coasting for years on the whole B-secretor diet etc. Peter's The Genotype Diet appeared and threw me for a major loop. The book pegged me quite clearly as a Nomad. It took me many months and a synergistic Ayurvedic program to get some equilibrium about the whole thing. And what it all boiled down to was: Testing the individual items, or categories of items, one by one, at my own pace. If the B-secretor was to favor the soft fresh cheeses while avoiding the harder aged ones, and the Nomad was to favor the opposite state of affairs, then I saw it as up to me to put that to the test.

I have just - in my own mind - created a whole host of new questions for you, I'm thinking. And it's the middle of the night here. PLUS: I'm composing right here on the thread, rather than elsewhere, and transferring it into here - just ad-libbing, that is. And probably rambling.  :-/

Ahhh. There's more to say, but now's not the time. See if this - I don't know - sparks an Aha moment for you. Or see if the Experienced SWAMI folks come out and shoot me down, which - who knows? - my impression (and it is just that, an Impression) may well deserve.

benandbecca: I don't know your particular health picture. Try not to add too much "stress" to your profile about this. Trust that there is a way to get to greater health for both you and your husband and that the work of Peter D'Adamo can certainly play a role in that. And know that you can also address particular health challenges one at a time, under his tent. SWAMI can help you to do that, piecemeal, if your case is complicated. And so can a non-SWAMI D'Adamo program. Believe it and work with it, experiment with it awhile.

Does this help?
Posted by: 547 (Guest), Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 9:18am; Reply: 18
And that is the culprit I think! Short-term can be okay. But intolerances are building up...

The moment I start drinking milk f.e in my coffee,2 days later I get a hideous body-odor... Smelly  >:( combined smelly flocked-white vaginal secretions!
The moment I stop dairy everything is cleared!! ;D So why torment my body with substances my kidneys, skin, can't process and thus dump in my secretions?
As a child I hated milk.. >:( But milk was a staple in Holland and everybody drank it..

I think you will find your balance soon! This BTD/GTD way of life is soo fantastic!
Changed my life dramatically, not only physically, but since then I could gear my emotional and mental life into a happier balance!

Take care BenandBecca!

Cocky  8)
Posted by: grey rabbit, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 12:15pm; Reply: 19
Quoted Text
A food with a distinct Avoid-quality for you in a healthy state may actually be beneficial for you under other circumstances. Anyone who takes any kind of herb or drug knows that a substance can be dangerous - even poisonous - but utterly essential or life-saving if used when called for.
I think this is true.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 12:20pm; Reply: 20
The book and the SWAMI will not give you the same genotype so let your husband be a Warrior for  awhile. You might find that as he follows his diet he really is more Warrior like  after all.


I can't add much more to what everyone has told you. :)


Some of this is trust. Dr. D'Adamo is a very wise and wonderful person who has really worked this out for you, try and take a deep breath and let go of some of it.

Being flexible is a good thing.

All dairy is not created equal, some will actually heal your GI tract of years of damage( it contains butyrate like ghee), some will cause inflammation( like blue cheese or milk).

I am an A Warrior and eat some cheeses but not all.  




Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 12:41pm; Reply: 21
I have been on all diets.. I follow each one as is.. eating only superfoods and benficials.. except for coffee which was my only drink.. Then I finally bought cocoa powder.. and drank it and in one hour I knew that it was what I needed to get off the coffee for GOOD.. no more craving..

why am I telling you that?

Because ONE food or one item can and does fix something..  I don't eat fish, so I might be deficient in iodine.. so I bought mecuracrom in red color and put it on my skin every once in a while.. I have no idea if it matters, as the skin will only absorb what it needs..

Or I had a long time ago, given up milk and cured 32 years of stomach pains..

I used clod tar to stop my fingers from peeling.. I used low carbs to lose weight.. I used BTD to heal me from the inside out.. BUT while I was getting better, over16 years, I did not feel euphoric.. now with cocoa I am happy the first time in my life..

You se it is not one thing or another.. like parmesan, I always had some in the house.. always a avoid.. until Swami where some dairy is allowed.. I might have needed the parmesan for flavor, but also for just that much of dairy.. not much but a sprinkle... and I did not know nor feel less inflamed.. yet! I might have been worse had I not eaten it..

So many things are not black and white.. I personally think candida is another whole story.. one that you can pass between husband and wife and create issues.. having said that I would forget about it, and trey to heal ME in other ways.. IT is my belief that if you heal the body then the candida will go away.. like arthritis, it can only get better if all other things are in balance..

would I trust Swami.. YES.. would I trust my own entries into SWAMI not for sure.. Measuring is difficult to understand .. the book made me crazy.. I went and had it done in CT and even then two people did it different.. I am lucky .. I came out gatherer in all ways, yet if I wanted to go crazy I would wonder why only 43 % in my Swami.. what are the others??   oh.. the others could be latened genes of my mom and I would get cancer..   INSTEAD I am gatherer and diabetic..

which to choose.. SWAMI IS NOT about food alone.. it is also about learning about you! about supplements, about waiting to heal.. from the inside.. about understanding interactions between foods.. its about putting all the learning from all the books in one section and then digesting it..

I sort of always reserved the right to ice-cream even though no dairy.. in Swami I am allowed Quark cheese.. in it is cream!.. I found that interesting.. I am not eating any yet, but I can see where it might be ok to some day make my own quark cheese .. fresh .. but my swami talks about very little dairy, so that little bit might be ok, while a little more might be disastrous.. no way I can tolerate milk.. no way I will eat it in a glass, but I might some day indulge in chocolate pudding or rice pudding made with milk.. not today, I am still afraid.. but I can see where there is a possibility, that if I do no more then the portion mentioned, that I might be OK.. I will see in years to come..

I trust DrD and I trust all his diets.. they have all worked.. but when I stopped coffee then I felt happy.. so you see it comes down to one food that might put it all together for you..

all the best.. and just to be sure .. your big frustration is a good thing, we should not ever stop questioning .. with questions come answers, and then you can make 2+2 come out 4.. courage!

I don't know if I made a difference .. but I hope you see the strenght in learning... never give up..  8)
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 12:42pm; Reply: 22
I understand the anxiety of wanting/needing to heal and wanting/needing to know the best course of action, especially when dealing with multiple health issues. I followed the BTD for over ten years and it helped me immensely. I was one of the last of my group to jump on the GTD wagon, then get SWAMI. In fact, I ordered and received SWAMI and it still took another six months or so to finally complete it and use those food lists. I want to mention that *none* of my previous health issues have arisen since eating per SWAMI, even though there are food changes (avoids now being superfoods), which I eat regularly.

When the GTD book first came out, I tested/meaured as a Teacher, then Warrior, then Teacher. I finally enlisted the help of another to measure me and it was confirmed I am a Warrior. I was hung up on the label, as I love to teach!...and I love cheese :'(. But cheese does not love me, even though I don't notice a reaction until days/weeks later.

I know my body better than anyone, so I am my own guinea pig. Just because SWAMI tells me that snails and sardines are diamonds, doesn't mean I have to eat them :P.

I remember being so sick in the beginning and just wanting someone to tell me what to do/eat, but that's not the way here. As everyone keeps pointing out, it's all about individuality. What works for one, may not work for another who is almost a twin: Andrea AWsec comes to mind ;).
Posted by: Dr. D, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 1:27pm; Reply: 23
ERFYT



LRFYT


GTD/SWAMI


SWAMI

Sorry if this answer seems complicated, but it is the answer.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 2:17pm; Reply: 24
Dr. D, it is a very good answer, the systems become progressively more complex and fine-tuned. I really believe a basic understanding of bio-chem is necessary for anyone who does not wish to just take your word for it.  ;D I did so well on BTD and now swami that I am willing to take your word for it and I've become so interested in what is going on that bio-chem is going to be on my course list even though I don't need it for my degree (but then who knows where I'll end up?).
Posted by: brinyskysail, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 4:20pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from grey rabbit
I've become so interested in what is going on that bio-chem is going to be on my course list even though I don't need it for my degree (but then who knows where I'll end up?).


Biochem was the best science course I ever took - I hope you enjoy it :)
Posted by: Honey, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 5:45pm; Reply: 26
What a fascinating thread, so much "scientific" information.  My advice would be to take it back to the basics.  Have your proteins ( not dairy just now), complex carbs, seeds, nuts , fruit and veg and cook. Eat the things YOU know that you can and are on your beneficial list and just give it a chance.

After a period of time introduce one unexpected SWAMI dairy and see how you feel. Don't get too hung up on it.  
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 6:00pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from grey rabbit
...I really believe a basic understanding of bio-chem is necessary for anyone who does not wish to just take your word for it...


So true!  Me wittle pea brain hurts sometimes!   ;)  In all seriousness, though - I'm not sure that I do better on swami than I did on btd.  But only because I know that I'm not taking full advantage of all that swami has to offer, as there is additional info to input that I don't have, and I'm not 100% sure of my measurments either.  I've had swami for a while now, and I'm just not 100% comfortable with it.  If I visited a qualified practioner to get all my measurements, etc. I would have more confidence I suppose.  I still feel swami is a bit foreign to me even though I've been doing it for months now.  I'm just plugging ahead in a sort of semi-blind hope that I'm heading in the right direction.  As an *Explorer* I would say I'm in that stage where I'm a bit lost, but I still have a compass (swami) so I'm fairly sure I'm heading in the right direction.   ;D  But I might be as well off doing BTD for O non-secretors while carefully watching my indivdual reactions and adjusting accordingly.  I do understand the OP's frustration.  This is hard to grasp for people who are not scientfically inclined/minded.  I think the longer you "just do it" the easier it becomes, but it is an immersion for many of us into unfamiliar waters.
Posted by: Kim, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 6:03pm; Reply: 28
Change is not easy for any of us.  Knowing that something is good for your body helps, but it is not easy to change what you have been doing a long time.  

Maybe, you can try to make the changes gradually.  It might be less of a shock that way.  You can develop new habits and replace foods that you are giving up with something new on the swami list that can really taste good and be good for you.

We all want to live longer....but quality of life is so important.  Please give swami a chance and gradually work it into your routine.
Posted by: Mickey, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 6:19pm; Reply: 29
Becca,

I don't know if this has already been brought up?.  Have you taken the test to see what system would be better for you, either the BTD or the GTD?.  

I don't remember exactly where on this board it's located, hopefully someone else can chime in with that informaton?.  One system is more geared towards weight loss and one more geared towards health issues.

Sorry i'm not more clear on info., i hope it helps anyways!.  ;)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 7:15pm; Reply: 30
Online test BTC/GTD:

http://www.dadamo.com/which_diet_is_right.htm
Posted by: Dr. D, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 7:17pm; Reply: 31
Keep in mind that SWAMI also decides about 'BTD appropriateness' and will often add more 'BTD influence' on the outcomes if it sees fit...
Posted by: grey rabbit, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 7:30pm; Reply: 32
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I’ve done further research and learned a lot more about how our bodies work. I can now see that GenoTypes are an even more refined, complete, and accurate way of understanding the human body than blood type alone.
Although they have very great similarities, the Blood Type Diet series of books and the new GenoType Diet book are actually two distinct dietary systems, which complement each other but work through different mechanisms. While it is hard to blend both systems on your own, working from each book (you more or less have to choose a system and stick with it) it is very easy to develop even more specific and personalized diet plans for any individual by using the tremendous data crunching power of modern computers. Computer programs can rapidly analyze hundreds of different foods in a split second; and make tens of thousands of decisions based on how we program it.
In essence, with the Blood Type Diet system we adjust person to their genes, and with the GenoType Diet system we adjust the genes to the person.

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Diet Emphasis: Synthesis of GTD and BTD Food Values
SWAMI Xpress has chosen to build your diet plan around a synthesis of The GenoType Diet and Blood Type Diet food values.


Here are a couple of quotes from my swami (I hope it's OK to do this) that I think explain much. Emphasis mine.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 7:33pm; Reply: 33
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Sorry if this answer seems complicated, but it is the answer.


;D
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 7:45pm; Reply: 34
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I can see how that some lectin issues may be less harmful for me than others with my genetic profile, but to go from a complete Avoid to a Diamond Superfood is just too much of a stretch for me without more info.


yup!!!
Dr D has gone as far as writing a Textbook for those studying Generative Medicine at Bridgeport under his guidance......

this might be just your thing
http://www.drpeterjdadamo.com/generative/textbook.shtml

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a basic understanding of bio-chem is necessary for anyone who does not wish to just take your word for it.

(clap)
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 8:13pm; Reply: 35
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In essence, with the Blood Type Diet system we adjust [the] person to their genes, and with the GenoType Diet system we adjust the genes to the person.


Wow. Someone on the Eloquent side had a hand in writing that. ;)(whistle)(think)
Posted by: Patty H, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 9:10pm; Reply: 36
Becca, you also need to remember that SWAMI is a computer program.  You bought the program and inputed all the data according to your measurements and health issues, etc.  However, if you had the benefit of going to see Dr. D or Dr. Nash or one of the other qualified practitioners, you could have discussed your issues with dairy and maybe they could have explained why the particular dairy foods are superfoods, such as their gut healing potential.  The version of SWAMI that a practioner gives you is much more complex and can factor much more detailed information about the individual, thus creating an even more customized program.  In lieu of a visit to a practitioner, you will need to use your common sense and trust the way your body feels.

You can continue to AVOID things for now that you know you have had problems with in the past.  Stay on the SWAMI diet for three months and try adding in one of the superfood dairy products once a week.  See what happens.  If you don't have issues, keep eating it and add another superfood that you have been avoiding.

The reason that I say this is that I don't eat everything on my SWAMI and I bet no one on this forum does.  For instance, Mutton and Okra are Diamonds for me, but I wouldn't know where to buy either one, and frankly, why would I eat Mutton when I can eat beef, buffalo and venison.  Sorry to trash Mutton, but it does not appeal to me.  I have never seen Okra in a grocery store or health food store here.  I eat the foods on my SWAMI that I like and I know I can find locally.

As a Hunter, it is unusual that I don't have digestive issues with food and tend to have a cast iron stomach, but I am on the diet to try and avoid my family's heart disease.  However, many of the Hunter's on this forum do have digestion issues with particular foods.  All Hunters are not the same.  All Teachers are not the same, etc.

One thing I might recommend - you said that you had soft tissue inflammatory issues prior to the diet.  Since I do not believe there is a health question on SWAMI that would specifically address that concern, you may want to check off that you had an elevated CRP.  CRP is a blood test that measures inflammation in the body.  See if that changes your diet.

Other, more experienced people on the forum, may have other suggestions as to how you can tweak the health questions to give a more accurate reflection of your past and present health issues.

Best of Luck!
Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 10:38pm; Reply: 37
Wow..... I had no idea my dilemma would spark such a thread, but thank you to all who have responded and also to Dr. D who really surprised me with a response. I can't say I have all of my questions answered, but I can say that I am encouraged, so thank you!
Posted by: Pixu, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 11:15pm; Reply: 38
I'm really happy with my swami explorer diet, it's much more scrumsious to my taste than the one in the gtd book ;D and I love my lists :) Of course there are many things I can't find here or just don't care for, but luckily there are loads to choose from, and I try to pick as many diamonds as possible.
I hope you come to terms with yours :) as others have said, go with the foods you know you can deal with for now, and after a while of healing, give some of those other diamonds a try :)
All the best :K)
Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 11:16pm; Reply: 39
I do wonder if adjusting some of my input data would help. I am thinking of changing it to lactose intolerant at the very least. Patty H., thank you for suggesting the CRP check on SWAMI. I know I have had serious inflammation, but is that test used for someone like me? I thought it was primarily used to check for risk of heart disease, but I am clueless. I suffered with inflammatory pain for about four years (ending around Oct. of last year, and during that time, I was eating a ton of butter, cheese, steak, and greasy foods because with my adrenal exhaustion, I craved salty and fatty foods. I had some lab work while I was eating that way, and my HDL was 71 (High and above the normal range, which is considered good for a reduced cardiac risk), my VLDL was 7 (range 5-40), LDL was 74 (range 0-99), and Triglycerides were only a measly 35. My candida test even came back negative then. My doctor told me to feel free to have another baby, etc. Despite all of that, I still felt bad and had plenty of health issues.

My inflammation was cleared up almost immediately though after being on a 40 day juice fast and then my non-chemist hubby developed a custom made supplement for me that wiped out my inflammation pain the first time I took it. I took it for around 4 months, and I am still without the pain. I guess it worked well for my genotype. I am open minded.

I admit I am clueless about science and chemistry though. I do not understand medical jargon and textbooks. I basically operate intuitively, and my intuition tells me I would do poorly on the SWAMI diet and well on the BTD diet, but I don't know. I am so tired of experimenting and feeling my way around that I was thrilled by the black and white, cut and dry BTD, so that is one reason I am not thrilled with SWAMI.

My hubby and I seem to be an enigma, and no doctor has ever really understood us. Maybe I should try to see someone in person, but money is a preventative right now.
Posted by: san j, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 11:26pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from benandbecca

We have serious health issues, and we are both so ready to do a drastic overhaul and follow the BTD very closely, but I was hoping SWAMI would fine tune the BTD for our health issues, not totally disregard some of it. If I could just get it straight what I can eat and what I can't, that would be great! That's all I want right now. If anyone has any input, I would appreciate it. I am very confused. Is the Type 4 database even accurate? Also, there are foods in SWAMI that are not on the Type 4 database, that I need to know about like hemp, for example, but I feel like I cannot trust SWAMI. I just want to know what to do.  :(


I just went back to your original post. I'm quoting part of it here.
Here's what I think you should do / consider doing.
What you say above.
Go BTD whole hog. Get a copy of Live Right 4 Your Type and get completely established on it. Live right for your types, ben and becca. And you will! You'll find your health issues improving in many ways and on many counts - and you'll get in the D'Adamo groove.
If -- later on-- you find you want to "upgrade" or tweak, look at SWAMI / Genotype stuff. No need to decide on that right now.
The point is: You've got to start somewhere, so start where many of us did. It worked for us. Some moved on to the Geno-Teachings, and some didn't, and some only sort of sometimes maybe a little bit did, such as myself.

I think that, even though you say you don't really know what to do, you DO know. In some way you know you resonate to the BTD, you trust it. It makes sense to you, doesn't confuse you, speaks the kind of science you're comfortable with for now. Another big help for BTD'ers is Dr. D'Adamo's Complete Encyclopedia of Blood Type Medicine. All sorts of information and studies and stuff that you don't need a science degree to understand but that scratches the itch anyway.

Best of luck!
Posted by: Patty H, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 11:53pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from benandbecca
I do wonder if adjusting some of my input data would help. I am thinking of changing it to lactose intolerant at the very least. Patty H., thank you for suggesting the CRP check on SWAMI. I know I have had serious inflammation, but is that test used for someone like me? I thought it was primarily used to check for risk of heart disease, but I am clueless. I suffered with inflammatory pain for about four years (ending around Oct. of last year, and during that time, I was eating a ton of butter, cheese, steak, and greasy foods because with my adrenal exhaustion, I craved salty and fatty foods. I had some lab work while I was eating that way, and my HDL was 71 (High and above the normal range, which is considered good for a reduced cardiac risk), my VLDL was 7 (range 5-40), LDL was 74 (range 0-99), and Triglycerides were only a measly 35. My candida test even came back negative then. My doctor told me to feel free to have another baby, etc. Despite all of that, I still felt bad and had plenty of health issues.

My inflammation was cleared up almost immediately though after being on a 40 day juice fast and then my non-chemist hubby developed a custom made supplement for me that wiped out my inflammation pain the first time I took it. I took it for around 4 months, and I am still without the pain. I guess it worked well for my genotype. I am open minded.

I admit I am clueless about science and chemistry though. I do not understand medical jargon and textbooks. I basically operate intuitively, and my intuition tells me I would do poorly on the SWAMI diet and well on the BTD diet, but I don't know. I am so tired of experimenting and feeling my way around that I was thrilled by the black and white, cut and dry BTD, so that is one reason I am not thrilled with SWAMI.

My hubby and I seem to be an enigma, and no doctor has ever really understood us. Maybe I should try to see someone in person, but money is a preventative right now.


I am not sure about this Becca, but I think there is a CRP and a CRP Cardio.  Can anyone who is more familiar with this enlighten us?

I also do think tweaking your health questions might yield a somewhat different diet.  An example of this is that I am a Hunter.  Most Hunters are meat eaters, yet I have very serious heart disease in my family (all three of my siblings, all of my male cousins, my dad and all of his siblings). As a Hunter, I only get two servings of red meat per week, two servings of poultry per week and SEVEN servings of fish per week.  The only reason I think my SWAMI limits my red meat so much is because of my family history and I did have an elevated CRP-Cardio.  However, my blood test did specify CARDIO.  That is why I am not sure.  Have you had your CRP tested?  It is different from cholesterol.

I think you have found that this diet is not black and white.  People evolve and change.  The right diet for you now might be different in a year.  Again, use your common sense, go back and look at the health questions and have your CRP checked if you have not already  ;)
Posted by: benandbecca, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 11:53pm; Reply: 42
^^^Thanks! I think you're right. Somehow since this thread started, I feel more comfortable. I think I just expected SWAMI to be something different. I am tired of being my own doctor and just wanted a printout I could follow. However, it had to be one I was comfortable with. I think I will start out wholeheartedly on the BTD and use SWAMI where I feel comfortable.

EDIT to add: This post is in response to the last two posts above.
Posted by: grey rabbit, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 12:34am; Reply: 43
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I think I will start out wholeheartedly on the BTD and use SWAMI where I feel comfortable.
they are actually two different systems
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In essence, with the Blood Type Diet system we adjust [the] person to their genes, and with the GenoType Diet system we adjust the genes to the person.
I think you would be better off going wholeheartedly on BTD, do some reading, get more tests for imputing data into swami and then, when you are comfortable, switching to swami.
Posted by: benandbecca, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 12:37am; Reply: 44
Yes, SWAMI and BTD are two different systems, but some of it agrees, and I feel that I can glean some from SWAMI too. It makes sense to me even if it doesn't to others. :-)
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 2:44am; Reply: 45
Quoted from benandbecca
I think I just expected SWAMI to be something different. I am tired of being my own doctor and just wanted a printout I could follow.
You'll never want to settle for that once you've got the self-awareness to do better!
Posted by: 13602 (Guest), Thursday, July 14, 2011, 7:33am; Reply: 46
Benandbecca -

I have been on the swami journey since I ordered it months ago -

here are a few helpful hints i would have LOVED someone to put in a book for me:

double check all the info before you put it in the computer

realise that some foods could be more problematic if combined with another food i.e. I personally find having a bowl of fruit after toast + eggs makes me sick, or another one was having nut butter on bread ... even though all these foods were compliant to my swami

if you think you have a history of some sort of disease / condition, but it could have been something i.e. lack of water or whatever, leave it out.
I mistakingly checked almost every box before i worked out that most of my past 'conditions' were simply nutrient deficiencies or problems caused entirely by not eating the right foods (or a balanced diet)- and when i un-checked almost everything, the food choices came back an almost 100% perfect match.

Some particular foods may have an underlying problem, for example, I can have essene bread made with spelt, but this particular one had been baked with sunflower oil of which i react terribly to.

Anyway - I hope all of this was some help !!!
Posted by: benandbecca, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 10:47am; Reply: 47
^^Yes, that was helpful! Thanks!
Posted by: benandbecca, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 11:18am; Reply: 48
Quick Questions..... The practitioners who use SWAMI in their office, do they have a more customizable version?

If I wanted to find a practitioner, are there any in the Atlanta area?
Posted by: Kim, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 11:41am; Reply: 49
CRP- C reactive protein shows inflammation in the body
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 12:02pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from 13602
here are a few helpful hints i would have LOVED someone to put in a book for me:

double check all the info before you put it in the computer
Just correcting my fingerprints was enough to change me from Nomad to Explorer.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 12:06pm; Reply: 51
Yes Practitioners have a more custom version.
I am on Long Island in NY.. I welcome anyone who wants to have me run the SWAMI- pro for them.
;)

I do all the testing.. including breath hydrogen and bioimpedance.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, July 14, 2011, 1:03pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from benandbecca
Sorry, if I have exasperated you. I am a very open minded person, but even this is a stretch for me. :-( If GTD is superior, why bother to even promote the BTD at all?


The difference between the BTD and the GTD is, if you are done having kids and you just don't want to turn on age related illness genes, like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, things like that, then follow the BTD. If you're younger and you're going to have children, the GTD changes the genes in the family line so that your children, and grand children will not have the cancer gene or the diabetes gene. That's the difference.   Dr. D found it useful to incorporate some of the GTD for me when I went to see him for a diet program. The GTD is more strict, and it's not just "oh, now this is an avoid and it used to be a beneficial" It's the entire diet as a whole. People aren't looking at the diet as a "whole entity" affecting the body for the better. All they see is "oh, that's an avoid now and I used to be able to have it." It's not about a few items that you used to be able to eat and now they are an avoid or vise versa, the entire diet affects the body..  Understand?  :)  
Posted by: Patty H, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 1:37pm; Reply: 53
Quoted from benandbecca
Quick Questions..... The practitioners who use SWAMI in their office, do they have a more customizable version?

If I wanted to find a practitioner, are there any in the Atlanta area?


At the top of this page, you will see a link to online support.  Hold your cursor over that and the list appears.  At the very bottom is "Find a Practitioner".  As I understand it, however, not all practitioners have the SWAMI Pro, so you will have to ask that particular practitioner.

However, before seeing Dr. Nash, I did go to a practitioner on the list  who does not have SWAMI Pro.  The practitioner I saw charged $50 to do the measuring and fingerprinting.  Then you could input that data into your SWAMI and be confident it is correct.   ;)

As TJ mentioned, fingerprints can change your genotype and most of us are not experts in reading fingerprints.  I got most of mine wrong when Dr. Nash read them.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 3:48pm; Reply: 54
Isn't there some way to scan in your fingerprints and post them online, and have the people on this message board help decipher them?
Posted by: benandbecca, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 8:03pm; Reply: 55
I don't know. I meticulously went over them, but I am not sure that the quality of the prints I made would be good enough. We actually could fairly easily decipher them by looking at our ink stained fingers in the light. We did that and used the prints. I really tried to make sure our info was accurate, but I guess I could still be wrong in some areas.

Today, I called to have some time locked info changed. Both my hubby and I do not tolerate dairy well. I have an allergy, and he may or may not, but he still doesn't tolerate it well, so we can't really eat it right now on the diet. We don't have the classic lactose intolerance symptoms though, so I originally left it as  lactose tolerant. After changing it, I thought it would change our diet to limit dairy, but it didn't. Any reason why SWAMI would recommend a bunch of dairy superfoods when we are both listed as lactose tolerant?  
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 8:36pm; Reply: 56
Dairy foods contain different amounts of lactose.

So the dairy product recommend may be for cultured dairy products where the cultures would have consumed most of the lactose.

Also some cultured diary products contain beta-galactosidase or other enzymes that help break down lactose.




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After changing it, I thought it would change our diet to limit dairy, but it didn't.


Other settings you made probably already indicated to SWAMI that you would not tolerate lactose well.  So high lactose foods were already eliminated.
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 11:26pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
I do all the testing.. including breath hydrogen and bioimpedance.
Is the bioimpedance testing you do the same as biomeridian testing?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, July 14, 2011, 11:33pm; Reply: 58
No.  Here is where you can read about it....
http://www.bioidenticalhormonemd.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=74
Posted by: benandbecca, Friday, July 15, 2011, 12:14pm; Reply: 59
Thanks, C_sharp! That was helpful.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, July 15, 2011, 6:52pm; Reply: 60
Becca, can we change the title of this thread yet? to .... BenandBecca are following SWAMI. ;D
Posted by: benandbecca, Friday, July 22, 2011, 1:30am; Reply: 61
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Becca, can we change the title of this thread yet? to .... BenandBecca are following SWAMI. ;D


Ummm, No. :-) Sorry! I called a practitioner I found through the directory to get some help with my SWAMI measurements or whatever, and she basically told me that she has a degree in chemistry and the GenoType diet doesn't resonate with her like the BTD does. She has been following BTD for years and goes to SWAMI when she feels like she needs to be more restrictive to boost her immunity. For the most part, that made sense to me and my hubby, and we are following the BTD like we originally planned. I intend to refer to SWAMI for comparison and help along the way. It just doesn't "resonate" with me like the BTD does either, but I am sure it will be helpful! Sorry to disappoint any die-hard SWAMI fans. My family and I just started the BTD this week, and we already feel significant improvement.
Posted by: brinyskysail, Friday, July 22, 2011, 2:24am; Reply: 62
glad you are seeing improvements already! :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, July 22, 2011, 4:36am; Reply: 63
Great for you to be following one of Dr. D's plans...  After you follow it for a while, you may find that you need to make a few changes to continue to progress...
Posted by: benandbecca, Friday, July 22, 2011, 10:47am; Reply: 64
Thank you!  We're pretty much aware of the drill. We have done similar diets before, and they all need tweaking. We discovered last night that neither of us tolerate buckwheat, except maybe our son. I had a sensitivity to it on my labs years ago, and I had eaten it maybe 1 time previously in my life that I could really remember. I have hardly ever eaten it since my lab report over 7 years ago, but apparently, my body doesn't like it.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Friday, July 22, 2011, 10:50am; Reply: 65
Often times your sensitivities are due to gut health.

A three month run of... gastroD... polyflora.... deflect.... live cell... and intrinsia, might make a world of difference.



Our guts are all a mess and need support for  a bit. As A's it is very important.

Posted by: benandbecca, Friday, July 22, 2011, 11:01am; Reply: 66
Yes, I am definitely aware. Sigh. We are currently taking Polyflora and Candex and being very strict with the BTD, but I need to look into the other supplements you recommended.  Sadly, SWAMI lists Buckwheat as a superfood for both my hubby and me. Maybe one day we will be able to eat it.
Posted by: Pixu, Friday, July 22, 2011, 1:02pm; Reply: 67
BenandBecca, I'm glad you've found a system that feels right  :K)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, July 22, 2011, 7:14pm; Reply: 68
Whichever one of Dr D's diets you choose, you should see an improvement in health over time. I'm glad you're already feeling improvements. :)
Posted by: benandbecca, Saturday, July 23, 2011, 3:58pm; Reply: 69
Thank you all!
Posted by: Rex, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 12:07am; Reply: 70
I too have followed all the plans starting with the ER4YT all the way forward to Swami.  As the food choices for me changed I just trusted that Dr. D knew what he was doing & I changed according to his suggestions.  I have NEVER been disappointed.  I am in the best shape that I have ever been since I started here in 2007.  I will never go back to my former way of eating.  I am here to stay. When the new Swami is introduced, I'll follow that with the anticipation that I can only get better by doing so.  
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 2:04am; Reply: 71
Hmmmm. Well, the SWAMI stuff is around here somewhere, but I have yet to deal with it. I bought it two or three years ago, but too many things got in the way of trying it. I STILL cannot eat a whole lot of the beans recommended on the Warrior diet. On the other hand, I can eat cabbage, even raw, and not have a single problem. I haven't been making a practice of that, but I was away from home for a few days, and it so happened that slaw was available just about every day that didn't contain any pepper. I decided to give it a try -- several times!  I still feel great. I simply cannot tolerate any dairy except Greek yogurt, and that is beginning to bother me somewhat. Soooo, this SWAMI might open up a whole new world to me. Geno nearly drove me crazy - who could wonder that I was unwilling to take the risk of changing again so soon?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 13, 2011, 2:08am; Reply: 72
welcome spring! :)
Posted by: Spring, Saturday, October 15, 2011, 5:40pm; Reply: 73
I haven't tried SWAMI yet, but there are foods that I know without a doubt I cannot eat on the Geno diet, but most of it has to do with my individual health history. My guess is that the SWAMI diet would address these very issues. For instance, some foods I have been able to eat on the Geno diet after it directed me away from foods that were causing severe problems such as corn, and my stomach was able to heal from the effects of it after being on the Geno diet. Granted, corn was an avoid for non-secretors in the BTD but at the time I didn't know I was a non-secretor. So I am a great believer in testing for secretor status! From what many of you have said, I expect SWAMI to dive right into individual issues! Many aspects of the Warrior status has never fit my "profile." So I wouldn't surprised at all to discover interesting, new information about that.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 15, 2011, 7:36pm; Reply: 74
More than two-thirds of immunity begins in the gut.
Posted by: 16566 (Guest), Sunday, October 16, 2011, 3:13am; Reply: 75
Does anyone know how much Soy is really too much? I'm concerned about the estrogen levels. I am a typr A-positive, but didn't know if that makes a difference or not.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 3:19am; Reply: 76
Quoted from 16566
Does anyone know how much Soy is really too much? I'm concerned about the estrogen levels. I am a typr A-positive, but didn't know if that makes a difference or not.

There are portion and frequency recommendations for each food group of each plan.  Follow these and you should be fine.
Posted by: Beachgirl, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 4:29am; Reply: 77
Benandbecca, if the BTD resonates with you better, then stick with it.  We all have different levels of disease, different things we're trying to achieve & I'm all for finding what works for YOU as an individual!   ;)  BTD didn't sit as well for me...too much beef & some of it just didn't click.  I was gaining weight & didn't really feel well.  I switched to GTD & started following my Gatherer diet & I feel so much better!  I'm not ready to dive into SWAMI, nor am I ready to find out my secretor status, but I'm seeing big improvements with GTD, so I'm sticking with it!  Best of luck to you on your journey!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, October 16, 2011, 5:01am; Reply: 78
mindy,
Read about the non secretor issue
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm
More information on SWAMI diets can be found at:

http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/clinic/swamigenotype.htm
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:24am; Reply: 79
Well, SWAMI is ACTING like a single use program. It is not allowing me to even finish entering all my information. I don't have patience for this kind of stuff any more. I have too many other things I need to be doing instead of trying to fix this when there do not seem to be any options. This is the reason I have not done anything with this program before now. Are we expected to allow a certain amount of time to finish entering everything in one sitting when we don't have a clue how long that might be? Lola? What is going on? I enter my login info and get nowhere. Help!
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:30am; Reply: 80
All right, all right, I finally spied the JUMP TABLE! Ain't never heard of a JUMP TABLE in all the years I have used a computer! :-)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:46am; Reply: 81
Spring, call Bob he is the SWAMI support person 1(877) 226-8973 ask for him by name---  he will talk you thorough want ever your problem is.

Lola knows lots but she does not have access to help you with your data entry, but Bob does.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 1:47am; Reply: 82
whatever Lola wants.......you all know the rest......haha ;D

C Sharp might also have a few words of support to offer.....

no worries
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 2:28am; Reply: 83
I agree with Andrea's suggestion to contact Bob if you have problems with the software. His email is: swamixpress@northamericanpharmacal.com



SWAMI Xpress does allow you to enter data in several sessions. It took me a few sessions to get enough data in for it it to run.

I am still fine tuning the data and testing different settings.  I have edited my SWAMI 257 times and it still is allowing me to make changes.




You do not have to use the jump table.

You can just scroll down the page to get to the area of the page that you not yet finished entering data.

The jump table is a collection of links that you can use to jump to different areas of the page.  But its use is optional. I almost never use it.

If you only fill out part of the form, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the form and save your data before leaving the page--other wise you may need to reenter some of the data over again.
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 3:55pm; Reply: 84
Thanks much for the suggestions.(smile) I have a very high speed internet connection and this thing is taking forever to finish. Am I sitting here waiting for nothing? ::) Or is something wrong? I am using Chrome and thought it would be faster but no such luck with this file. It just keeps saying not to close this file, etc. It also informed me that this type file could harm my computer. Good grief....
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 3:59pm; Reply: 85
Well, I just exited the whole thing. I am having an allergic reaction today from something I was exposed to outside yesterday, and it would be great to get some help from this thing (wishful thinking I know because we don't just pull instant help for this sort of thing out of the air!). Anyway, I took golden seal about an hour ago and stinging nettle just now. I may resort to something stronger if these two don't soon help. I am aching from head to toe.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 4:20pm; Reply: 86
Quoted Text
keeps saying not to close this file


why don t you run it once you have all your data ready to input....

write down all that is asked of you separately, then start working on getting it all together, then finally run it.

no worries......this process needs to be fun!!!  :)

and not cause you grief!

ask for support....
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 4:26pm; Reply: 87
Spring- good luck with figuring out all the SWAMI stuff. Isn't it exciting, that you almost have your personalized food list ready to go?
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 5:26pm; Reply: 88
Well, I tried Chrome, AOL and finally got this thing on the screen, printed and in hand using Mozilla Firefox! The last one, JUNO, was about to be called into action if Firefox hadn't worked! Computers and these browsers!!! Yes, it is great to have this done, ruthiegirl, and ready to roll. Problem is I have about $30 worth of Greek yogurt in my fridge that my neighbor will be only too happy to get! I had already mentioned on another thread that yogurt was beginning to bother me even when I took a lot of lactase. No way can I eat the cottage cheese sold in stores around here because every single one of them only have it with plain old milk/cream added. No way will that work for me. I love cottage cheese - why do they have to ruin everything?! My sister rinses it well with water and seems to get along all right with that. I may try rinsing and eating it with a load of lactase. Fruit and cottage cheese are wonderful! I am thrilled that watermelon is a superfood, though, because I have been eating it all summer. I had already figured out that it HAD to be great for me! Cantaloupe was a super food for me on the Geno diet but it just never worked for me. I would buy these lucious melons, bring them home and throw them out after one serving. I love all my spices, etc., which I have been eating all the time! Ah, thankfully, raisins are a neutral. I don't go overboard with them though. I don't know about other Warriors but Larch is an over-the-top supplement for me. You wanna feel really good? Have some Larch! So my right off the bat analysis of SWAMI is that it is RIGHT ON!

Oh, Lola, when I was getting the "don't close this file" message it was after the browser was supposed to be downloading and in reality wasn't doing a single thing!! The file may have been too large, who knows?! Chrome is usually really fast but maybe it is just too puny for this size file, and it is anybody's guess what may be wrong with AOL. ::) ::) ::)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 5:35pm; Reply: 89
So you got it all worked out! Wonderful!!!!
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7:55pm; Reply: 90
It's worth all the effort.  Good for you for persisting!  :)
Posted by: chrissyA, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 8:13pm; Reply: 91
Hooray, Spring! Now you can get on with loving your new food list  ;D
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 9:01pm; Reply: 92
I have successfully used the following Chrome versions with SWAMI Xpress under Windows 7 (64 bits):

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, or 14 (current stable release). I have not tried it with versions 15 (current beta release) or 16 (current development track).


I have not had encountered difficulty using SWAMI with chrome on Macs or Linux, but I do not check all versions on these platforms.
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 9:11pm; Reply: 93
Thanks for all the support!! It is great to get this done and finding out that my body was beginning to tell me a lot more than I realized!! And, oh, boy, now I can have broccoli!! I had really missed broccoli. But I can't say that I'm sorry to see Adjuki Beans taken down a tiny notch!  ;D  I will still eat them in soup, though.

It has been raining here today so this was a good day to get this into a booklet that I won't have to tear my hair out trying to make a grocery list.

I wish it was not so hard to get Amaranth flour. It is so easy to use and all the groceries here used to carry it, but no one does now. I have never gotten an answer for that that made sense. No Amaranth cereal or flour. Believe me, I have let them know what I think about the sacks of every corn product known to man that they have on their shelves! Thankfully,  I don't have a ton of these breads on hand that I was able to eat on the GT5 diet. I'm glad it is settled once and for all that oatmeal is NOT my cup of tea, either. I used to like it in the winter, but gradually I have enjoyed it less and less. I have a friend who is really into quinoa so I will ask her for some of her delicious recipes.

So here I am heading out on this journey and looking forward to it!! (hugegrin)(whistle)
Posted by: Jenny, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 12:12am; Reply: 94
I can really relate to the sense of frustration and almost panic that can beset one in the face of technology, and am so glad that you persisted  ;D
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 12:54am; Reply: 95
Thanks, Jenny! Another confirmation I just found is that I had noticed a good while back that walnuts had started to really irritate my throat and stomach. Well, guess what?! It has been relegated to an avoid with a dot! I was still trying to eat them now and then because they were supposed to be "good" for me - now I don't have to worry about that anymore! I just bought a LOT of organic peanut butter the other day because of the threat of a big increase in price. Now, if we just had a good fish market or some frozen fish that didn't come from China, I would really be happy! I was cleaning out my pantry earlier today and found some organic black beans by Libby that were processed in China!! I will stick with my usual brands from now on. I am so glad black beans are on the superfoods list now. (whistle)
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 1:10am; Reply: 96
Quoted Text
I am completely frustrated with SWAMI.  I just put in all of my information, which is very detailed, and it determines I am a Teacher. I don't really fit the profile of a Teacher (more of an Explorer), but that doesn't matter so much. What frustrates me is that it recommends quite a few dairy products that I am fairly confident I cannot have. For example, it lists Parmesan cheese as a Diamond Superfood. If I go to the Type 4 database, it is an Avoid for Type A Non-Secretors like myself and says:
but even if they weren't Avoids in the BTD, I KNOW I cannot tolerate much dairy.


No doubt that you selected lactose intolerance in your list?? I did and I have very few items in dairy. Of course, I am a nonnie, if that makes a diffference, I don't know.
Posted by: Seraffa, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 2:00am; Reply: 97
Quoted from grey rabbit
Yes, they were tested for the blood types, but there is far more to it than that. BTD is working with what you have, GTD is turning on/off gene expression. Both the type base that you seem rather attached to and the program "swami" were written by the same person! Do you really think he would not have some reason for the contradictions? I realize it is a difficult concept to grasp and you seem to want a seamless flowing solution, cut and dry etc. Ain't gonna happen. Swami is taking into consideration all of the information you gave it about you, the type base is generalizing about ABO type. Just because A's in general don't do well on parmesan cheese is sorta like saying "white men can't jump", well, as a matter of fact some of them can.


I have had a particularly bad/sad day, and now I'm reading this, and you know what I'm thinking?...

1.)  All the books I bought and the food I have to buy now are getting more expensive each day

2.) "Everyone seems to have to buy a SWAMI in order to jump through the different stages of learning/healing around here or else theyr'e going to be 'out of the loop' now on algorythyms of some sort.

3.) People are onfused; it's now time for yet another book to be written...not just "charts" and "blogs"

4.) I MYSELF will probably need to be one of the editors of the book so I can keep buying the "right food" for whatever type Swami figures I am as the economy lingers at its current standstill.  ;)

Like the authors of this thread said: they are dealing with serious health issues. Many other people are -- not just them. Healthcare SUCKS.

But I'm starting to see a definite pattern develop around here out of this whole program.

I'm not saying I see anything SINISTER happening here, but.....

Ya'll feelin' me on this one?
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 3:29am; Reply: 98
The reason I was all for the BTD in the beginning, which was over ten years ago, was because it addressed the very issues I was having at the time and made all the sense in the world to me. In fact, I understood not only the problems I was having, and what to do about them, but problems my dad had all his life! Nobody had to convince me of anything! And every step I've made since then has STILL made all the sense in the world, as I have written already. I don't think Dr. D. is wild about writing another book. Maybe sometime, but as he has said, he is a one-man show, and we know that he has to sleep sometime which he didn't get much of when he wrote the Geno book.  The  Geno stuff is in its infancy, comparatively, and it might take the next generation to delve into it more.

As for the cost, when you take into consideration all the stuff people could do without so they can have good health, this program is CHEAP! I shudder to think of the CASES of soft drinks I used to buy when my sons were teenagers. Then, I would turn around and buy bottled water. Figure that one out! And the chips I bought! And the candy and cookies!  And the hundreds of dollars a year we spent on, of all things, newspapers!! And yet I fixed "nutritious" meals all the time, just not according to this diet. Talk about a paradox - I was living and breathing it! How many thousands more are out there doing the same thing?!
Posted by: Dr. D, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 1:15pm; Reply: 99
Quoted Text
Ya'll feelin' me on this one?


No, I'm not feeling you on this one.

Everyone is free to come here, sing praise or vent, on my dime, should they so choose. No one is making anybody do anything or forcing anyone to buy anything.

The rest is just the nuts and bolts of taking basic responsibility for one's self, one's choices and one's actions.

If people suggest things or ideas, that is simply the selection bias that is endemic to specialized communities. I can't remember the last time I actually told somebody on this forum to buy anything.







Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 2:05pm; Reply: 100
The price of co-pays......

I bought all the books of Clan Of The Cavebear. A 7-8 part series written over decades.. I love waiting for the next book and don't mind the prices I pay. I love big books, I read the first because it was a thick book.. bought by size.. I don't like stories to end..

Same with DR D's learning curves.. I love seeing and hearing from the IfHi conference (DVDs)  how he is making discoveries and putting this and that old and new info together to make it come out something futuristic NEW .. and then make it available to us via any means possible..

The money for ~~~~~  BTD/ GENO books/ SWAMI computerized shopping list/ UB - Textbook or IfHi learning DVD's / DPN Supplements ~~~~~~ is never more then every so many years, a small amount each time, and for me: always less then the CO-PAY for my doctor visits.  

The FREE access to everyone else's information sharing HERE is an enormous gift..  

I UNDERSTAND your frustrations.. but IF I might :  a while ago I had a young visitor who was driving me absolutely crazy over the few days of her stay.. by the time she left I felt I could never want to see her again.. I did not like my own self expression  -- I ended up calling MY therapist whom I had not talked to for years, but who I felt safe with to talk and FEEL the anger.. she knows me and she knows me not to be on angry person out of control..I could feel safe..

She preceded to tell me that my reaction to this IRRITATING voice was from something LONG ago and that 'it' was unresolved.. AS soon as she said that, I knew exactly what that was.. and then I could work on letting go of both those events..

Late last month the child was here again and all was grand.. I felt great..  

It will be the same as soon as you figure this thing out... It took me 4 -5 years to come back HERE to stay, because MY computer kept kicking me out.. I finally called Bob and together we figured out what caused it.. and since then I have been here, maybe tooooo much  ;D  

Soon you will eat the foods that will lift the depression and you will solve the computer glitches.. calling Bob is a good suggestion... Learning as you go is a good way to heal what ails you.. The library in your town must have all the books you need, check it out -and it should be free for the asking.. and Swami will do the rest and eventually save you LOADS of money to boot, as you will no longer buy all sort of useless or harmful stuff to MAYBE feel better.. I assure you I save TONS!  

All the best.
Posted by: yaman, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 2:05pm; Reply: 101
Quoted from Dr. D
I can't remember the last time I actually told somebody on this forum to buy anything.


You can't, because you never did :)
Posted by: Lloyd, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 2:51pm; Reply: 102
Quoted from yaman


You can't, because you never did :)


Details, details......    ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 6:44pm; Reply: 103
Quoted from Spring
The reason I was all for the BTD in the beginning, which was over ten years ago, was because it addressed the very issues I was having at the time and made all the sense in the world to me. In fact, I understood not only the problems I was having, and what to do about them, but problems my dad had all his life! Nobody had to convince me of anything! And every step I've made since then has STILL made all the sense in the world . .


Ditto.

I came on board in 1999 because it made sense to me.  Nothing has happened to change my mind.  In fact, each year I have been more convinced that this is the most right-on, successful approach to health that exists.

I have received benefits far, far, way beyond any small cost to me.  
Posted by: KimonoKat, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 8:01pm; Reply: 104
Quoted from Seraffa


I have had a particularly bad/sad day, and now I'm reading this, and you know what I'm thinking?...

1.)  All the books I bought and the food I have to buy now are getting more expensive each day

2.) "Everyone seems to have to buy a SWAMI in order to jump through the different stages of learning/healing around here or else theyr'e going to be 'out of the loop' now on algorythyms of some sort.

3.) People are onfused; it's now time for yet another book to be written...not just "charts" and "blogs"

4.) I MYSELF will probably need to be one of the editors of the book so I can keep buying the "right food" for whatever type Swami figures I am as the economy lingers at its current standstill.  ;)

Like the authors of this thread said: they are dealing with serious health issues. Many other people are -- not just them. Healthcare SUCKS.

But I'm starting to see a definite pattern develop around here out of this whole program.

I'm not saying I see anything SINISTER happening here, but.....

Ya'll feelin' me on this one?


I'm with Dr. D. I'm "not feelin' ya" on this one.

Everyone has a choice.  (Collective You) can either put your healthcare in the hands of someone else who makes the decisions, or you can decide to make the decisions yourself.  It's as simple as that.

I choose to follow Dr. D's research.  My choice.

As his knowledge and understanding about the body, (through his research, that he performs, and through him devoting his time to treating patients) and how our individuality interacts with food and our environment, I benefit because he shares it (via his books, writings, lectures).

It would be ridiculous (in my mind) to think that nothing new could ever be learned or discovered about the human body and how to best nourish it for optimum health.  Is SWAMI perfect, right now, never needing any tweaking or updating?  I highly doubt it.  That would make the assumption that one could not learn any more; the puzzle is solved. I don't think anyone could say that about any random subject.  I think there will always be more to discover.

Sharing with the best of intentions.
Posted by: deblynn3, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 8:36pm; Reply: 105
??)  As I understand the protocols you are to pic one. (the one you can get, afford, find whatever) not all. I like the choices.  I can try and find the safest ingredient myself or let the Doc and his people do it. I've done both. Sometimes for money reasons and sometimes because I don't have to order.


Can't wait for when I can get my swami, and will be looking for the updates as they are discovered.
Progress doesn't stand still.
Posted by: Dianne, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 9:27pm; Reply: 106
It's all worth it when you find the 'Golden Egg'. ie : SWAMI. And...now that I know my secretor status, all is well with me in my world! You are so close, don't get discouraged by past experiences...get to the finish line!

If I had not spent all of the years searching, spending $$$, trying this and that etc... then that means I would have given up and I would be one unwell person today. It's important to not close off and keep an open, inquiring mind. Wishing you success!!!
Posted by: SandrAruba, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 10:08pm; Reply: 107
What is it that some people don't understand about this diet being for your individual needs?

What is good for an A in general, may not be good for an A in particular, because of that A's particular genetic design.

Being on BTD helped me tremendously, being on GTD helped me even more. Did I ask why my bananas went from neutral to black dot with Swami? Why my chicken went from neutral to black dot? Why my beneficial pineapple went to a neutral?
No, I didn't, because there is someone who is much much much smarter then me who figured out that for me I should not have these products in order for me to be healthy. And it is working, it cured me of terrible menstrual problems (you have no idea how happy I am with that!). Sure, I can adapt swami in such a way that my chicken becomes a neutral again, but I would only be harming myself if I did that.

So I say, make sure you entered all your information correctly (and not for the results that you would like to see) and follow that program. If you ask questions at every bite you take, you are only making life terribly difficult for yourself. And if it's too difficult for you, then go find one of those "one size fits all" diets. See how that works out for you. And if you only want to follow 90% of your swami, then do that. It's always much better then not following it at all.
Posted by: Monti, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 10:21pm; Reply: 108
I think it's healthy to ask questions as long as there isn't an negative agenda behind it. I love understanding what makes me unique from everyone else. Swami messed me up mentally at first . There were key foods that I was sad to give up by following BTD but when swami said it was ok- brought me great joy. Sure, I'm sad that I should limit my certain food intake, especially when there are scary new foods on the list that I have never had before. However, when I eat it and I feel good - well, WINNING!
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 11:24pm; Reply: 109
Quoted Text
If people suggest things or ideas, that is simply the selection bias that is endemic to specialized communities. I can't remember the last time I actually told somebody on this forum to buy anything. Dr. D.


I can't either. In fact, it almost seemed like I was having to push SWAMI up in a corner to suggest supplements!
Posted by: EatToLive, Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:54pm; Reply: 110
Quoted from Lola
read this and decide if this science isn t mind blowing and complex:
typing food/gtd explained.....science behind....tests research food values
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2010/03/27/hows-and-whys?blog=24
hows and whys
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/#num13
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/
determinant for typing food
because the program chose those foods based on algorithms devised by Dr D. The logic is his, the computer does the scoring based on that.
http://www.dadamo.com/GenoType/7GTDflowchart.jpg
dadamotron


Thank you for that! Well, it offers a general summary of how and why for the foods in general, But I still hoped for a specific answer to each food concern. For example, he explains why rice is beneficial but not rice milk for some people, but does that same explanation apply to almonds and almond milk? Does anybody know if Dr. D is working on getting the answers to us about such specific food questions? Like why Almonds are beneficial for me O+ Hunter nonnie but I can't have almond milk? Is he writing a reference book that people could turn to in order to get some explanations?
Posted by: EatToLive, Thursday, October 11, 2012, 8:02pm; Reply: 111
Quoted from Lola
read this and decide if this science isn t mind blowing and complex:
typing food/gtd explained.....science behind....tests research food values
http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.php/2010/03/27/hows-and-whys?blog=24
hows and whys
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/#num13
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GTDdiet/m-1202698596/
determinant for typing food
because the program chose those foods based on algorithms devised by Dr D. The logic is his, the computer does the scoring based on that.
http://www.dadamo.com/GenoType/7GTDflowchart.jpg
dadamotron


Thank you for that! Well, it offers a general summary of how and why for the foods in general, But I still hoped for a specific answer to each food concern. For example, he explains why rice is beneficial but not rice milk for some people, but does that same explanation apply to almonds and almond milk? Does anybody know if Dr. D is working on getting the answers to us about such specific food questions? Like why Almonds are beneficial for me O+ Hunter nonnie but I can't have almond milk? Is he writing a reference book that people could turn to in order to get some explanations?
Posted by: chrissyA, Friday, October 12, 2012, 1:28am; Reply: 112
The key to SWAMI is the individuality, so the reason a particular food may be an avoid for you is very likely different from the reason it may be an avoid for some one else. Your food list is a combined compilation of so many factors. (hugegrin)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, October 12, 2012, 3:30am; Reply: 113
Quoted Text
Is he writing a reference book that people could turn to in order to get some explanations?


the swami PRO for professional use does contain a fact sheet, with all the biochemical and molecular rational behind every avoid, for the particular patient
Posted by: l'ordinateur, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:02pm; Reply: 114
I am having a similar issue with parmesan cheese at the moment having just realised that it is an avoid for blood type A. I am pretty sure I am a secretor and am twice tested as an rh+ A yet, I fit the description on explorer which also bamboozled me.As I thought Explorers were at least nonnies or rh-.

Being aself  acknowledged slow acetlytor, I am still having problems clearing my birth control from my system. Does anyone know if they contain high ammounts of copper? There seems to be a trigger with unbearable scalp itching and hairloss when I eat foods that contain copper. I.e. raspeberries, peanut butter, almond nut butter. So I am thinking that maybe my copper levels are still too high after birth control which can cause hair loss.

Or having indulged in my diamond parmesan cheese which miraculously i dont 'seem' to react to in terms of facial swelling and excma, like I do with everyother food, this is triggering candida which is causing the itchy scalp.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 5:10pm; Reply: 115
Healing isn't always comfortable. Sometimes, "diamond" foods cause you to heal by clearing out old toxins. This can cause things like itchiness.
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