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Posted by: Bansaw, Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7:57pm
OK, so I am avoiding wheat & diary.

As an O, what else worked for you, in terms of lifestyle and supplements etc,  and how long did it take to notice the difference?

I got some Bladderwrack capsules and tumeric but can't say I notice the difference in 50 days of taking them....

What worked for you?

(ps:  I am trying to work out 35 mins , 3 times a week aerobically)
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Sunday, March 25, 2012, 8:10pm; Reply: 1
I eat once a day, walk a lot and have started doing cold therapy.
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Sunday, March 25, 2012, 10:19pm; Reply: 2
I'm using the type O pack of 4 supplements. Phytocal, polyflora, polyvite, and deflect. Plus catechol. I haven't been able to exercise lately but I want to get back to yoga and walking and build slowly. I know it will help. Eating right is good too of course. I have to avoid wheat and dairy as much as possible.
Posted by: Wholefoodie, Monday, March 26, 2012, 12:00am; Reply: 3
Eating plenty of (grass fed) beef helped significantly, but I was eating almost none before the diet. I went from no energy to high energy (my natural state returned).

Lisa
Posted by: Bansaw, Monday, March 26, 2012, 12:28am; Reply: 4
Thanks,   where did you get grass fed beef from?
(sorry for my ignorance, I'm just starting this)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, March 26, 2012, 12:32am; Reply: 5
I buy grass fed beef at Whole Foods, if that is any help.
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Monday, March 26, 2012, 3:29am; Reply: 6
If you are like me and don't have a whole foods nearby (mine is 60 miles or so away) you can see if you have any local farmers nearby that will sell to you. Or you can order online although I haven't done it. Here's the site I used to find my local farmer:

http://www.localharvest.org/
Posted by: Lola, Monday, March 26, 2012, 5:42am; Reply: 7
avoid that corn and corn derivatives as well

msg, additives, processed anything.......cook from scratch, load up on veggies and animal protein......some fruit and whole compliant grains

don t forget the good fats

More information on SWAMI diets can be found at:
http://www.4yourtype.com/swamixp_video.asp
http://www.dadamo.com/media/swami.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/clinic/swamigenotype.htm
http://www.dadamo.com/media/gtd.htm

Read about the non secretor issue
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/newbie/a.htm
Posted by: Marc121, Monday, March 26, 2012, 9:44am; Reply: 8
Exercise :) and morning rush.
Try eating fish , veggie and fruit juice at morning
Posted by: SquarePeg, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 9:07pm; Reply: 9
In bed by 10pm and up after 8am, whenever I can. (Aka, the adrenal fatigue sleep protocol.)

30 min. brisk walking daily.

Light, frequent low-carb meals.
Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 9:48pm; Reply: 10
Enada NADH,L'Tyrosine Methylcobalamine, Q10 combined with fish oil... those supps are fine for all types.... ;) :D
Posted by: 14922 (Guest), Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12:26am; Reply: 11
I just got my blood test back showing levels of everything! Very interesting. Everything was in the normal range except a couple things the doctor wanted me to take care of myself more on - based on the numbers.

Bansaw, well being low on energy I definitely know about that. Bladderwrack definitely makes me feel good. He suggested I keep taking it. And he asked my blood type. So he is in the know :)

I found out that I most likely have adrenal fatigue (my sodium levels were low and my phosphorous a bit high), I have poor protein assimilation and a bit of a low thyroid. These things he said contribute to my lack of energy and the lack of "gusto to do things". Although eating once per day has really helped on energy it hasn't cured me.. yet.

So the naturopath doctor suggested I need to add easily digestible protein (along with animal protein). He suggested Sun Warrior (bio fermented brown rice) & a green powder - so I bought Harmonia Deluxe, & carob extract.

I took a scoop of Sun Warrior with some apple juice and I feel really good.
I also bought some adrenal support caps and took those too.

Well, I can say I'm not tired like I was 30 mins ago. So that's a start! I'll have some tuna steak & a salad later.
Posted by: Mark, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 2:04am; Reply: 12
Dr. D says minimize endotoxins for fatigue. Sarsaparilla will do that, I believe.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6:05pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from SquarePeg
In bed by 10pm and up after 8am, whenever I can. (Aka, the adrenal fatigue sleep protocol.)

30 min. brisk walking daily.

Light, frequent low-carb meals.
I forgot to mention that it helps when I drink lots of cool water.  I aim for 48 oz per day, in addition to other liquids.

Posted by: Dianne, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 10:28pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from 14922


I took a scoop of Sun Warrior with some apple juice and I feel really good.
I also bought some adrenal support caps and took those too.

Well, I can say I'm not tired like I was 30 mins ago. So that's a start! I'll have some tuna steak & a salad later.


The xanthan gum in the Sun Warrior does not affect you? Too bad they don't use ground flax to made the texture smooth.

Posted by: 14922 (Guest), Thursday, March 29, 2012, 12:49am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Dianne


The xanthan gum in the Sun Warrior does not affect you? Too bad they don't use ground flax to made the texture smooth.



There is no xanthan gum in the plain one. That's the one I got.

There's only 1 ingredient: Brown rice  :)

The texture is fine for me.
Posted by: Dianne, Thursday, March 29, 2012, 1:00am; Reply: 16
Thanks. I was looking at the chocolate one!  ;D
Posted by: Goldie, Friday, March 30, 2012, 1:39pm; Reply: 17
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Advice for O low on energy - what worked for you?...
for me getting out of pain is the best way.. I can only do that if I eat right..
Posted by: j232, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 8:11pm; Reply: 18
Tried to go super low carb for a while...didn't work, was tired all the time.  I was eating sweet potatoes, but they make me a feel a little heavy.  Started making absolutely sure to eat AT LEAST 6 cups of green leaf vegetables every day, some days eating up to I'd say about 10 cups.  I feel so good when I make sure to do this, tons of energy and my stomach feels light and clean and lays flat too, not the case with other carbs like sweet potatoes or "good grains."

Also, I try to eat the green leaf vegetables at the same time as I'm eating meat.  Can't tell if I'm just imagining it but I seem to feel especially good when doing this, and my stomach feels amazing.  I have this visual of a lot of stomach acid being released to digest the meat, and at the same time completely dissolving the green leaves and making the nutrients extra available to my body.  Could this be all in my head? Yes! But it seems plausible.
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 11:44pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from j232
Also, I try to eat the green leaf vegetables at the same time as I'm eating meat.  Can't tell if I'm just imagining it but I seem to feel especially good when doing this, and my stomach feels amazing.  I have this visual of a lot of stomach acid being released to digest the meat, and at the same time completely dissolving the green leaves and making the nutrients extra available to my body.  Could this be all in my head? Yes! But it seems plausible.

Are your greens raw or cooked...  It is possible that either the extra acid from eating the meat, or the enzymes from raw greens, or just a combination of the nutrients in both foods work well in the digestive tract together to enhance digestion of the lot...
Posted by: j232, Sunday, April 1, 2012, 12:46am; Reply: 20
Raw.  usually romaine lettuce + escarole (w/ olive oil & lemon juice).
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, April 1, 2012, 3:37am; Reply: 21
deprived sleep cycles may lead to fatigue and adrenal exhaustion

try the methyl 12 sup, to regulate circadian rhythm
Posted by: kizzes, Monday, April 2, 2012, 1:10am; Reply: 22
try kelp supplement and cayenne pepper supplement ..it works for me i work all day long in the field and when i get home i still feel energized not that tired :)
Posted by: Klgm326, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 12:57pm; Reply: 23
Bansaw, in answer to your question on grass-fed beef, another place in Charlotte is Earth Fare. There's one at Southpark, one at Ballantyne, and one in Huntersville at exit 23. I prefer these to the ordering, because I can go anytime and see what I'm buying. The prices are comparable.
Good luck!
PS-I'm always tired too. Hoping to improve that here...
Posted by: 14922 (Guest), Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 7:04pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from j232
Tried to go super low carb for a while...didn't work, was tired all the time.  I was eating sweet potatoes, but they make me a feel a little heavy.  


Yeah I had the same thing happen to me on low carb, my energy plummeted and I was hungry all the time. Sweet potatoes- same thing.

Amaranth helps me though.
Posted by: 14922 (Guest), Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 8:13pm; Reply: 25
I recently discovered atomic Iodine. I really like this! I feel balanced, less hunger and a little more energy. "Nascent Iodine"
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Monday, May 21, 2012, 4:17pm; Reply: 26
Exercise is so key, walking a lot helps.  Depending on your genotype, increasing fats in your diet may help.  Eating more butter has helped me a lot.
Posted by: 18545 (Guest), Monday, May 21, 2012, 4:34pm; Reply: 27
Getting rid of just wheat was not enough for me.  I had to be sure I wasn't eating a single smidge of gluten to get back my energy.  The website celiac.com helped me research what products might have gluten...one of the last products to go was any spice I couldn't comfirm gluten free as they sometimes use wheat products to keep the spice from sticking together in clumps.  Dairy works similar for me...if I eat ice cream I actually get sleepy.  

Some of my favorite feel good foods are beef, cod, greens, broccoli, onions, artichokes, and bananas. Oh, and green tea.  Since it has gotten warmer I don't drink hot tea and never realized my body was missing it until I had a cup the other day and "oh yeah, my body likes this stuff".  So I started making some cold green tea to drink during or after my walks.
Posted by: Conor, Monday, May 21, 2012, 4:42pm; Reply: 28
A green smoothie for breakfast most days, i.e., one or two fruits, two or three green leaf vegetables--all from my diamond superfoods list--some ginger, lemon juice, compliant protein nuts/seeds/oil and larch powder, all mixed together in the Vita-Mix, seems to burn very cleanly and for over the over the span of a few hours. During this time my energy does not flag, but neither is it a nervous-type energy ... and then I eat lunch. (:

Hope this helps and, like Sahara mentioned, consistent exercise is such an important component. The more you work the body's muscles, the better the other positive things you're doing related to nutrition fall into place.
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