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Posted by: ArwenLegolas, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:46pm
My DEAR Friends, I would like to share my SWAMI info with you, since so many of you helped and encouraged me to go and invest in this. I welcome any input you might have.

The six GenoTypes described by Dr. D'Adamo are very broad characterizations; no individual is purely one GenoType. Since many of the GenoType characteristics overlap, most people will have aspects of at least two or more GenoTypes. However SWAMI Xpress uses powerful statistical tools to calculate which single GenoType best captures the highest degree of your unique variation.

Your results: 47 % of your epigenetic variation is encapsulated in the GT6 Nomad profile.



Interpretation: Strong Association with GT6 Nomad

There a high degree of your of your epigenetic variation encapsulated within this GenoType. Following these guidelines for this GenoType should have a highly significant dietary effect on healthy genetic expression.

The Nomad Inventory


These are the findings which identified your GenoType as Nomad. To learn more about these tests and measurements, consult chapters 3 and 4 in The GenoType Diet book.

Calculator Points:

    Ring to Index Finger Ratios /Characteristic of Nomad.
        Your index-ring finger ratio in symmetrical to your gender.
    Your ABO blood type (AB) is characteristic of Nomad.
    Rh positive blood type is a strong marker for Nomad GenoType.

Strength Testing, First Pass

    Brachycephalic cranium /Characteristic of Nomad.
    Fingerprint white lines /Characteristic of Nomad.
    Gynic upper leg space in women /Characteristic of Nomad.
    Gynic upper leg space in women extra significant in blood group AB /Characteristic of Nomad.
    Overall ridge pattern symmetry /Characteristic of Nomad.

Strength Testing, Second Pass

    Lactose tolerance /Characteristic of Nomad.
    Parameter suggestive of GenoType (wrist circumference) /Characteristic of Nomad.
    Ridge patterns asymmetrical to blood group /Characteristic of Nomad.

The Nomad Immune System Profile

Like just about every other aspect of the Nomad, their immune system is a study in extremes.

They were early herders, and this allowed for their rapid and almost continuous migration and exposed them to widely varying climates, flora and fauna. This may be the reason for the Nomad’s overly tolerant immune system. Unlike the GT4 Teacher, who is more prone to bacterial overgrowth, the Nomad is more likely to struggle with low grade, chronic viral infections, many of which can linger for life. For example, the Nomad immune system usually has a tough time fending off the hepatitis virus. If their nitric oxide production is imbalanced their immune system will be sluggish when it comes to attacking and clearing invading pathogens. A sure sign of this in the Nomad is a crushing, numbing fatigue.

Yet in some Nomads the immune scenario will be, if anything, overactive. If this is the case, the cause is almost always an excess of activity of the so-called ‘killer cells’ of the immune system. When this is the case the Nomad can suffer from autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and sarcoidosis. This scenario is especially true for proteins called lectins, which are present in many foods. Some Nomads are also sensitive to gluten, as evidenced by white lines on their fingerprints. These variations make the Nomad Diet more idiosyncratic than most.



The Nomad Diet and Digestion

Nomads present a mixed dietary picture, and it requires a little extra work to get the balance right. They tend to display certain sensitivities, especially to proteins called lectins, which are present in many foods. Some Nomads are also sensitive to gluten, as evidenced by white lines on their fingerprints. These variations make the Nomad Diet more idiosyncratic than most.

Nomads are one of the rare genotypes genetically adapted to fermented dairy products in the diet, although there are some Nomads who are lactose intolerant. This adaptation by herding and milking societies allowed people to continue consumption of abundant dairy foods throughout their lives. A sure sign that a Nomad has had herding in their genetic history is the presence of incisor shoveling, a grooving of the back surface of the upper font teeth.

As a Nomad GenoType, you possess many natural gifts. And while being “special” can sometimes feel frustrating because you don’t fit neatly into prescribed patterns, if you find your own way, you can be hale, healthy and wise late into life. The GenoType Diet is all about the science of individuality, and Nomads are true individuals.

I urge you to get started now. Turn to the Nomad Diet in the next section, and begin living better for your GenoType.


SWAMI Xpress has identified several additional dietary factors which it has integrated into your program:

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.

Emphasized and Deemphasized Nutrients

SWAMI Xpress has chosen to further tailor the diet to your unique needs by emphasizing and deemphasizing food containing certain key nutrients. These include:

Foods considered high in these ingredients received Moderate Deemphasis

    Gluten, Gliandin or Prolamine
    Phosphorus

Foods rich in these ingredients received Strong Emphasis

    Butyric Acid
    Inhibits bacterial overgrowth

Foods rich these ingredients received Moderate Emphasis

    Calcium
    Total Dietary Fiber
    Folic acid

Epigenetic Worldview

SWAMI Xpress has added an additional level of food filtering based upon unique aspects of your epigenetic heritage. The program will set a preference for overall tone of the diet choices by virtue of epigenetic worldview (Reactor, Receptor or Thrifty). This filter will rescan the nutrient database for special 'constellations' of nutrients which enhance or detract from the biologic characteristics of the selected worldview. SWAMI Xpress has characterized your personal epigenetic worldview as:

    RECEPTOR TYPE. The Receptor worldview tends to regard most environmental influences as potentially useful and will often align and adjust to these influences rather than oppose them. Receptor types typically tend to experience less inflammation and auto-immune problems, but may develop more immune susceptibilities and malignancies.




GenoHarmonic Relationships

SWAMI Xpress has calculated that the best GenoHarmonic Relationship for you emphasizes food relationships capable of Enhancing Global Remethylation Effects :

    Arwen, these Geno-Harmonic food relationships emphasize superbeneficial foods for your blood type and GenoType which contain nutrients that enhance gene methylation (which increases the fidelity of your gene's ability to make good quality copies of itself). Because the loss of gene fidelity is a major hallmark of aging cells, using these food combinations will produce maximum personalized anti-aging effects in your body. Loss of methyl groups over our lifespan is a precondition for a cell's ability to turn cancerous, so these Geno-Harmonic food combinations will also have anti-cancer effects in your body as well. You can learn more about these epigenetic functions by reading Chapter III GenoType Whys and Wherefores, pages 28-52 in The GenoType Diet.

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:53pm; Reply: 1
do you have any specific questions?

glad you ran your swami and are now on the right track
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 10:26pm; Reply: 2
Congratulations!  Hope you enjoy being a Nomad as much as I do!  ;)
Posted by: ArwenLegolas, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:11pm; Reply: 3
Lola, I certainly do have lots of questions. I am not sure how to do the meals. How do I find the feature that will make me an eating plan? Like for a snack it says !/2 cup of Sour Cream, but there is nothing with which to dip the sour cream. Breakfast it gives me options like fish, broiled, baked or poached, but what else can I have with it? Just Salmon? It gives me herring, but it doesn't say anything about whether It has to be fresh or if I can have pickled herring. It's also taking away my Peanuts and my stevia. It allows me 1 tsp of Mayo a day. Yikes. what am I going to do for dressings? On the "cancer, fight it with the Blood type diet, it says that tomatoes are a highly Beneficial for cancer, that was zapped, too. But they did add some of the cheeses I like like Brie and Camembert and Parmesan types.They do allow me to have Omeboshi Vinegar I guess I could pickle my herring in that if it's still a no no for me. Just what am I going to do with all those boxes of Rooie Bos Tea I bought? That's a another one of those that went away, which used to be okay. They also took a way soy stuffs that were good in Cancer book, for my Leukemia. They now allow Tangerine Juice, but no OJ. I spoke to Bob, the guy who is in charge of the SWAMI, and who helped me tremendously today. He said that the Doctor advised to be about 85% compliant and that it was beneficial to introduce some of the avoids, which is supposed to be of help to your system. It also does not mention White Pepper, only Black and Red Pepper under the spices. You think white pepper would be okay then?

A Question what is  56% Nomad Victoria?
Posted by: ArwenLegolas, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:17pm; Reply: 4
How do I add my Genotype to my AB and Hypothyroid thingy?
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:25pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from ArwenLegolas
Your results: 47 % of your epigenetic variation is encapsulated in the GT6 Nomad profile.

This shows how much of you is Nomad...  Where Victoria shows 56%, you indicate 47% and I show 34%...

Quoted from ArwenLegolas
How do I add my Genotype to my AB and Hypothyroid thingy?

Click "Member Center" above, then under "Edit Profile" - click "Profile Information" and change information in "Personal Message" box.
Posted by: ArwenLegolas, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:42pm; Reply: 6
You're a Nomad, too? Yeah
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 2:45am; Reply: 7
Quoted from ArwenLegolas
How do I find the feature that will make me an eating plan?


Look for the "Save and prepare to Meal Plan and/or Generate Cook Book" option at the bottom of the long bage where you enter you health data and other measurements.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 2:49am; Reply: 8
Quoted from ArwenLegolas
It also does not mention White Pepper, only Black and Red Pepper under the spices. You think white pepper would be okay then?


White pepper is black peppercorns with the skins removed from the pepper corns.  I would use the rating for black pepper.

Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 2:53am; Reply: 9
Quoted from ArwenLegolas
LIt gives me herring, but it doesn't say anything about whether It has to be fresh or if I can have pickled herring.


I do not think that was the intention.

Posted by: Dianne, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 4:06am; Reply: 10
Quoted from ArwenLegolas
I spoke to Bob, the guy who is in charge of the SWAMI, and who helped me tremendously today. He said that the Doctor advised to be about 85% compliant and that it was beneficial to introduce some of the avoids, which is supposed to be of help to your system.

A Question what is  56% Nomad Victoria?


Just curious, did Bob mention how this is supposed to help our system? If Dr. D'Adamo endorses this, it would be helpful to know and understand this concept.  :)

Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 5:25am; Reply: 11
Quoted from Dianne


Just curious, did Bob mention how this is supposed to help our system? If Dr. D'Adamo endorses this, it would be helpful to know and understand this concept.  :)



This is the only quote I am aware of:

by Dr. D'Adamo ~
"What 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."
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 5:57am; Reply: 12
Past thread on Compliance:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-GC/m-1142920713/s-0/

Discussing the above quote among other things.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:12am; Reply: 13
here s another wise quote by Dr D on compliance

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Dr. D

Following the diet is like feeling great in the morning and wanting to crow as the sun comes up.

Obsessing about the diet is like worrying  that the sun won't come up if you don't crow.
;D
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:16am; Reply: 14
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A Question what is  56% Nomad Victoria?



it is how much she is IT!

How much of her fits into the Nomad genotype in the book
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:21am; Reply: 15
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that it was beneficial to introduce some of the avoids, which is supposed to be of help to your system


in medicine this is called a heuristic approach
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:32am; Reply: 16
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Yikes. what am I going to do for dressings?  


if lemon juice, eggs and olive oil are ok for you, then make your own mayo out of it......no gums, no additives, no natural flavors  etc
Posted by: ArwenLegolas, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 12:39pm; Reply: 17
I did that once, but the outcome was not the same and they allow me only 1 tsp a day of Mayonnaise in the "How much to eat of everything" section.
I been wondering about something. I been studying Ayurveda. In there it says that a Vata Pitta constitution, that's me, although I don't look like a Vata, I have the unalterable physical traits, according to Vedic principals can have several things I cannot have and both diets claim to be individualized and coming directly from our gene pools needs. There is a similarity "Don't eat hot spicy foods" I cannot eat hot peppers or spicy in either one of the diets, but the Ayurvedic concept says that Avocado is a "Major" category food and on here it's an avoid. Ayurveda addresses the Physio-psychological components in a holistic approach. I don't know if SWAMI takes your psychological makeup into account or not. Has anybody else ever studied this? I would be interested to find out.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 5:50pm; Reply: 18
In SWAMI Xpress your psychological makeup is determined by the Myer-Briggs values you enter.

In SWAMI GenoType there are settings related Ayurveda. I do not use them with my clients, but I presume other practitioners do.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:14pm; Reply: 19
besides, those are already factored into the swami express interphase and more
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:17pm; Reply: 20
I thought the percentage was what percentage of the GT was in you, not what percentage you are of the GT.

As for mayo & dressings, I have to give then up or 'cheat.'  These are such tasty things, but alas! they have many avoids. My fave salad dressings are French & 1000 Island, but I had to give them up years ago cuz of the sugar in them. I use a lot of olive oil. Good thing my Greek-born DH is glad to buy it for the family.
The longer we are into the BTD, the more we get used to what we need to change. I used to crave a little vinegar in my salad, but find I don't any more.
Posted by: ArwenLegolas, Friday, November 2, 2012, 3:10am; Reply: 21
I wish the doctor would would consider looking for parallels in Ayurvedic genetic Types like Vata, Pitta and Kapha or Wood Water Fire and Air types in TCM. If these are all physio psychological constitutions, there should be a reason to draw a parallel why one says I can't have Avocados and the other one says I can.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:28am; Reply: 22
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Dr D
the percentage is not how much 'you' are 'it'.

The percentage is a measure of how much 'it' is 'you.'


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I wish the doctor would would consider looking for parallels in Ayurvedic genetic Types like Vata, Pitta and Kapha or Wood Water Fire and Air types in TCM.


all of that and more has been factored into swami

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Dr D
There are lots of other food systems that factor into SWAMI as well, even values for Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Most of the time the effect is more of a 'water-color' than a 'palette-knife.'
my goal is to give as many options to depict the situation as possible. From drugs to genes to ICD9 codes Ayurveda to whatever.
the genetic polymorphisms would be integral to creating true naturopathic protocols
Posted by: Seraffa, Friday, November 2, 2012, 11:28pm; Reply: 23
No wonder you're married to a B so successfully, Arwen! I am VERY happy for you....was thinking about you quite a lot...  "whorl-woman" lol
Posted by: ArwenLegolas, Monday, November 5, 2012, 2:49pm; Reply: 24
I just increased my Nomad by 1%. I found a FREE MMDI online. After I entered it into the SWAMI, I had 48% instead of 47% and I am still a Nomad. No changes there

Seraffa, I had only 2 whorls, on my index fingers, the rest were loops. Those longish things you drew, were loops, right?
How do I find out about what other percentages I have? You have "Explorer with strong Warrior % "
And what does " Careers/Vocations : Diamond, Super, Beneficial, Neutral, Questionable, Avoid!"
mean? Is that part of your Myers Briggs?
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