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Posted by: Sheldon, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 10:51am
Hi everyone,

Ok, so the issue I have at the moment is I have just recently started taking some supplements for about the last week and a half. I am taking one teacher activator, catalyst and synergist most days, and then on the other days I am taking a couple of the polyvite A and genotype multimineral, with the odd deflect A. I have progressively started feeling quite ill, dizzy and nauseous, a feeling like a lump at the bottom of my throat that I can't swallow down, and feeling like I'm going to throw up, losing my appetite and when I do eat, not being able to eat as much because I feel full, like there's lots of liquid in my stomach. I guess I'm wondering if this is like a 'detox' phase or something, although I kinda feel this is a bit too extreme for that. I've been strictly following SWAMI for nearly a year, and live a healthy lifestyle, which is why I don't believe that this is the case. I am going to stop for a bit and see how I go, but any opinions, even from Dr. D himself if I'm lucky enough, would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 7:00pm; Reply: 1
You can stop them all and gradually re-introduce them one at a time, allowing a week to see how you feel, before adding in the next one.  Otherwise, it's hard to know which one you may be reacting to.

Or, if you aren't used to taking supplements, you body may just be going through an adjustment period.

If that is the case, it can be helpful to start new supplements one at a time.
Posted by: 16596 (Guest), Thursday, January 26, 2012, 9:37pm; Reply: 2
Sheldon, I don't know what the instructions say for your supplements, but I know that if I ever take any kind of multivitamin/supplement with little/no food in my stomach, I get nauseous to the point of vomiting every time. So I make sure I have a really full stomach!

I hate to go off-subject here, but in relation to supplements, I'm wondering if anyone has advice on what to do... I'm new to genotype, still learning (former BTD'er). When I saw in the book the suggestions for supplements, I started looking to order them for me (explorer) and my husband (teacher). However, in between the two sites where I found most of them, the cost is adding up to well over $200. I see the D'adamo store has packages for genotypes, along with multiple other supplements. And those also total to over $200 for both of us, without all the extras. Does anyone have any input as to whether I should buy all of the individual recommended supplements, or just get the D'adamo packs?

Thanks for your help, and good luck, Sheldon!
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 9:50pm; Reply: 3
Sheldon,  It is possible that your body is telling you that you don't need some or all of the supplements, or that you just aren't used to them.  Following Victoria's advice would be the best I could give as well...

lovemytwins - if the cost is close to the same for what you want, I'd definitely go with something Dr. D. has formulated.  They are top quality and formulated to work together with your type.  He has utilized more information about your body to put supplements together so they will work better for you.  I hope this answers your question.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 10:07pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from 16596

When I saw in the book the suggestions for supplements, I started looking to order them for me (explorer) and my husband (teacher). However, in between the two sites where I found most of them, the cost is adding up to well over $200. I see the D'adamo store has packages for genotypes, along with multiple other supplements. And those also total to over $200 for both of us, without all the extras. Does anyone have any input as to whether I should buy all of the individual recommended supplements, or just get the D'adamo packs?


Eating (and supplementing) for your genotype is a lifelong journey and I look upon it as continually shifting and evolving.  The supplements that I need are regularly changing, so I don't consider my decisions to be set in stone.  

In your case, I would probably begin with the genotype packs, which address the 'big picture' of the kind of bodies you have.  The supplements recommended in the Genotype book are for more specific purposes.  At least, this is how I look at it.

As your bodies become stable with your genotype diets and you find you are getting to understand your own health needs in a clearer and more subtle way, you can choose to do a round of those various protocols and omit some other things, to keep it all within your budget.  No need to take it all, at the same time.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 27, 2012, 3:46am; Reply: 5
swami gives you the top indicated sups recommended according to your variables



if not yet interested in a swami, try this here

online guide to help people in selecting the right supplements.
Designed for touch-screen, but also works via mouse click as well
tell it to print the 'highly recommended' ones
http://www.northamericanpharmacal.com/PNC/productguide.html
Posted by: 16596 (Guest), Friday, January 27, 2012, 2:17pm; Reply: 6
Thanks for the advice, everyone. I still have a lot of questions as I'm learning! I think I'll go with the D'adamo products to start.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, January 27, 2012, 3:16pm; Reply: 7
Those symptoms sound just like me when I first started taking supplements for systemic candidiasis. They soon started getting better after a couple of weeks. But I certainly agree that taking supplements with food is an absolute must for me. Even the B-12 that Dr. D. has recommended taking without food. If I don't have it with food I am totally wiped out in about twenty minutes to the point of having to go to bed. Took me a while to realize that I HAD to take it with food or this would happen.
Posted by: dAne+, Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10:17pm; Reply: 8
Sheldon,

Like Spring said this sounds like you've actually begun to address some bacterial overgrowth.  I am also a teacher and the past few months have "waged war" with a digestive system that has been out of balance for who knows how long.  I started following the Eat Right For Your Type recommendations for A's about two years ago, which probably prevented further damage, but it wasn't until I started to experiment with coconut oil and other natural anti-fungal/anti-bacterial supplements that I realized what 25 years of the Standard American Diet has left me with.  I would recommend slowly incorporating these supplements, with a couple days off per week.  My naturopath who has worked with D'Adamo had me take Intrinsa for a month and now has me on Gastro D, which I have just started.  I have experienced about every symptom in the book for anywhere from a few days to a couple weeks at a time as I address the mysterious and tolerant digestive system that we teachers are so lucky to have.  Try to maintain compliance on the diet, and get adequate sunshine, fresh air, and exercise.  The unfortunate part is that it can take months to restore order and repopulate the 20-30 feet of intestines in our bodies, but be patient, and take it slow, I didn't and got to deal with anxiety for a couple months out of the gates.  Let me know if you have any more questions as it sounds like we are of similar age.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, July 14, 2012, 11:27pm; Reply: 9
heal the gut! compliance.....you said it! :)
Posted by: mikeo, Sunday, July 15, 2012, 2:12am; Reply: 10
I have found that A's have trouble taking too many supplements especially if their stomach function is low...sometimes it's a mental fear of taking so many
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