Quoted from Tom MartensHi.
With your burning eyes, teeth problems and migraines...do you have dry mouth issues along with dry eyes?
No, I hadn't noticed dry mouth. What do you suspect?
Quoted TextWhat is compliance?
If you are recovering from an illness or desire weight loss, then 80%-100% of your food choices should be highly beneficial.
If you are a healthy individual over the age of 55, 80% of foods should be beneficial.
If you are under 55 and healthy, 70% or more of your food choices should beneficial.
The remainder of your food choices should be neutral. Avoids should not be eaten.
Quoted from SquarePegI zeroed in on one of your avoids: coffee. But then I saw the amount of "2oz per day". You didn't mean to write 2 cups, right? 2oz is such a small amount I don't think it would have much effect, unless you inject it. ;) But two cups might influence migraines, although I'm not sure whether it would make them better or worse.
It's hard to say what the last 10% compliance would do for you. It may not make any noticeable difference at all. Or you might find those last few health issues "finally falling into place." It's likely that one or two of the changes will make a big difference and another change won't make any obvious difference at all.
I don't think it will be all that hard to cut out the fruits and veggies you're supposed to be avoiding- sub onions for leeks, apples for pears, etc. Do you really need the K2 supplement, or are you eating enough greens already? Could you find a more compliant supplement to take its place?
Coconut is yummy, but I think you can manage without it for a while.
It's really hard to say about the raw dairy. Dr D evaluated pasteurized dairy, and none of us really know if raw dairy is OK for O's or not. Even 3 migraines a month is a health problem, and it's the kind of thing that just might go away once offending foods are fully removed from the diet.
I'd suggest you give 100% compliance a try for a month or two, and see if you feel much better. If you do, re-introduce some "old favorites" one at a time, and see if those foods make any difference.
Quoted TextAfter 12,600,000 individual calculations (performed on 225 individual nutrient values found in each of 800 foods, matched to the results of the measurements, history and test results that you've provided)...
I can understand your reluctance to give up the K2 supplement. But I don't see how cutting out one veggie, and substituting another, is going to hurt anything.
Quoted from chrissyAFrom SWAMI introduction...
If you are looking for specific explanation for each of your foods...(book2) That's a tall order!
Personally, I just trust in the scientists, but I completely understand that some people just can't do that...
Quoted Textall fermented foods are avoids
a practitioner running swami pro can hand you a chart report stating the reason behind every personalized avoid according to your variables.
you say you need reasons behind an avoid status, but you haven't ran a secretor status test yet......interesting
swami also needs a very good reason to determine which foods should best be avoided, according to YOU and no one else.
pm me if you need help finding out all these things...Dr D has done all the math for us
where did you find that out???
I am constantly making my own ferments using my beneficials and sea salt exclusively!!! yummmmmmmmm :)
Quoted TextWill it provide more information than the TYPEbase or the text book?
I did find an organic umeboshi vinegar but it's loaded with salt.
Quoted from Andrea AWsecIf what you are doing is working why change?
Quoted from Andrea AWsecUnderstanding Dr. D'Adamo's work is not easy at times, I suggest you read his books and see how you feel emotionally about the changes he suggests.
The food explanations, by comparison, were very cryptic: "increases prolamine or indican levels" or "contains component that can modify known disease susceptibility." I need to know what the component is and what disease it might affect.
swami however is personalized, which is exactly what you are asking about
Quoted from ABJoe
Part of the problem here is that there is no EXACT direct cause and effect. No one can say that a specific deficiency (or combination of deficiencies) or specific lectin will absolutely cause a specific illness. There are many different pathways in the body that can be affected by a specific shortage, so it is difficult to pinpoint specifically what organ system or what disease will be represented.
Dr. D'Adamo is pulling data from many different research studies as well as practice data to determine these guidelines - and he is leading the world in this area. In spite of this, his data, while still incomplete, has been tremendously helpful to the majority of the users for the last 25 years. He uses software to do much of the compilation, etc. of the data to balance the diet of the individual.
How do kombucha and quark cheese rate for you?
make your own ferments using sea salt only
there are utube videos to show you how
or use the search feature on site, to find older threads on fermenting
table salt used in the food industry is not advisable, for it has added dextrose derived from corn....highly inflammatory for us susceptible ones
sea salt however, helps hydrate at a cellular level
yup, there s lots to learn and you are in the right place!
I can understand why you'd want to review all the information yourself before trusting it, since you currently DO have the brain capacity to make sense of the information, and it is possible that you'd make different conclusions than Dr D if you studied the same info in the same depth.
I honestly don't know what scholarly information is available, as I haven't personally looked for it. It would be wonderful if you could take a look at the programming code and see what calculations are used in SWAMI, and if you want, re-work the calculations yourself for any specific foods you're questioning. However, I have no idea if that information is available or if it's copyrighted.
The diet is based on assumptions Dr D makes based on his research. I need to know what those assumptions are whether they turn out to be correct or not.
If the diet cannot justify its logic, why should I trust it?
What I want is an explanation for a few things that contradict the research I've been doing for over 10 years.
Quoted from Victoria
For about 25 to 30 years, I also devoured all knowledge that I could find on improving my health and I can understand at least from my own perspective how it might not make sense to not take advantage of the wonderful superfoods that have benefited a large number of people because of exceptional nutritional and healing value.
I have a feeling that Dr. D might not disagree that those foods are exceptional sources of nutrition and have strong healing capacities. I believe that he might not agree that those foods are good for all people. I don't personally care to understand the scientific reasons on why this is the case because after following his programs for the past nearly 15 years, the proof in in the results of my life. But I would not try and push that explanation on you. I think Dr. D himself is the one who is able to answer these questions you have. I wish you good health! :)
I don't mind paying for the information. In fact, I think I have paid for it by buying both the Genotype book and the text book.
How will I know the diet is 'working' for me beyond what I've already accomplished? What tests do I need to have done now, before I start, that will show an improvement internally if they are redone after I've been on the diet for a few months?