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Posted by: lisa, Friday, August 9, 2013, 1:26pm
Hi, I did my SWAMI but find the list from the geno type looks more like it suits me. There are many foods on the swami that I know I cannot eat as they bother me, but are avoids on the geno type list why might that be. Is it ok to follow the genotype book instead of swami?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, August 9, 2013, 1:57pm; Reply: 1
Yes. This is definitely okay. You need to do what works for your body.

But if you have not already done so I would suggest reviewing the data you entered in SWAMI for two things:

1) Things that are outright wrong/incorrect (obviously fix these)

2) Look for items that could be changed  (Things you just guessed at, health concerns that you once had but no longer have, ...)




The other thing to do is after the new release of SWAMI Xpress comes out-you may want to check whether there are settings that you can use to more tailorize the SWAMI diet to your needs.

(It sounds like SWAMI Xpress may have over emphasized the values of food on the Blood Type diet relative to the GenoType diet for your case. In SWAMI GenoType (Called Pro by some), a practitioner can choose how much to emphasize blood type values relative to GenoType values. I am not aware that this feature will be included in SWAMI XP2. If this feature is included it might help you get a SWAMI diet that you would prefer.
Posted by: Enobattar, Friday, August 9, 2013, 3:29pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from C_Sharp
Yes. This is definitely okay. You need to do what works for your body.

But if you have not already done so I would suggest reviewing the data you entered in SWAMI for two things:

1) Things that are outright wrong/incorrect (obviously fix these)

2) Look for items that could be changed  (Things you just guessed at, health concerns that you once had but no longer have, ...)



C-Sharp, per your 2) point... Are you saying, for instance, that if I had only 1 bladder infection 2 years ago (very slight, no pain, just picked up on my yearly blood test analysis) and it went away after only a short while, that I should NOT check the box beside 'History of urinary ????'  I can't remember exactly how SWAMI phrases it.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, August 9, 2013, 3:42pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Enobattar


C-Sharp, per your 2) point... Are you saying, for instance, that if I had only 1 bladder infection 2 years ago (very slight, no pain, just picked up on my yearly blood test analysis) and it went away after only a short while, that I should NOT check the box beside 'History of urinary ????'  I can't remember exactly how SWAMI phrases it.


Exactly. Change things like that.

Also double-check your measurements.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, August 9, 2013, 4:16pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Enobattar

I can't remember exactly how SWAMI phrases it.


Phrasing:

Do you have a history of urinary or renal problems:


Which sort of sounds like if you ever had a bladder infection in your life you should check it.

I tend to just check just the things that I want SWAMI to address in it its diet selections. So if I feel that I fully recovered from a minor infection and do not have and ongoing weakness or concern in an area I would not check it.

My concern is that I do not want to check everything. SWAMI can better focus on treating a few conditions than treating all possible conditions at once.

I am saying the same thing as Ruthie (but perhaps a bit less clearly).
Posted by: Enobattar, Friday, August 9, 2013, 4:33pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from C_Sharp


Phrasing:

Do you have a history of urinary or renal problems:


Which sort of sounds like if you ever had a bladder infection in your life you should check it.

I tend to just check just the things that I want SWAMI to address in it its diet selections. So if I feel that I fully recovered from a minor infection and do not have and ongoing weakness or concern in an area I would not check it.




O.K. C-Sharp.  I see your point, as I have, in the past, only checked the arthritis box trying to get over the pain in my arthritic finger.  I seemed to platue (sp?), however.  It became clear to me that the only way I can get over these health hurdles is to be more compliant to my diet.

Please consider this scenario for real...  I have had proven low thyroid symptoms that improved in the past on iodine supplementation.  No longer a problem but I would like to get what I need from my SWAMI.  In this case (and I have compared these 2 options side-by-side), I want to check History of thyroid.... because, if I don't, my diet changes a lot!  If I keep the thyroid box checked, it turns into diamonds a LOT more foods.  Therefore helping direct me into maintaining a healthy thyroid.

It seems that it is not as cut and dry as I would like it to be.   :-/
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, August 9, 2013, 4:46pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from Enobattar
I have had proven low thyroid symptoms that improved in the past on iodine supplementation.  No longer a problem but I would like to get what I need from my SWAMI.


In this case I would check "Do you have a history of thyroid problems: "
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, August 9, 2013, 9:42pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Enobattar


It seems that it is not as cut and dry as I would like it to be.   :-/


This is actually very true, when working with SWAMI.  It is a fluid program, which is meant to be worked with as the conditions in the health change, or more information is available to us about our family history, or we find our fingerprints becoming clearer so that we can finally read them accurately, etc.

It is not a sheet of rules as much as a toolbox.
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