The Genotype Diet / SWAMI
What is SWAMI (So What Am I) / The Genotype diet?
The Genotype diet is an expanded, refined version of ‘The Blood Type Diet’. That is based on the ‘Eat Right for Your Type’ New York Times bestseller by Peter D’Adamo, an American Naturopathic physician, professor, researcher and scientist.
If we weren’t created with blood transfusions in mind, we have to ask ourselves the question, “What is the purpose of blood typing?”
Your blood type is one of the most important markers of genetic individuality (your ‘genetic blueprint’), and is a key factor influencing many areas of health and well-being. A single drop of blood contains a biochemical make-up as unique to you as your fingerprint.
Our blood type antigens are not just located solely on red blood cells, but on every cell, tissue and in all bodily fluids (particularly those that interact with the environment). Consequently, research shows that your blood type can determine your susceptibility to certain diseases or disorders, and influence your risk to certain infections. It can even control which bacteria co-exist inside your digestive tract. Blood types are correlated with levels of stomach acid, stress hormone levels and responses to lectins & glutens in specific foods. For example, Type O individuals have an increased risk of developing stomach ulcers due to their naturally higher levels of stomach acid. Type O’s also take longer to recover from stress because they have a heightened ‘fight or flight’ stress reaction – they secrete excessive amounts of ‘adrenaline’ into their system, and take a prolonged period of time to clear this stress hormone from their body.
As recent research in genetics is repeatedly confirming, gene function (& expression) is constantly changing on daily basis, and whether a gene is ‘read’ or ‘silenced’ is determined by the foods we eat, the exercise we engage in, the thoughts we have and the environmental conditions we live in. Depending upon your specific genotype, certain foods will activate ‘positive’ genes and others will trigger the expression of ‘negative’ genes. Because your blood type antigens are everywhere, they also influence how your body reacts to certain foods containing ‘lectins’. These proteins can bind with blood type antigens in your digestive tract, on red blood cells and on a myriad of other tissues within the body, inciting agglutination (clumping together), inflammation and dysfunction in these structures. This can result in weight gain, fatigue, migraines, skin issues, digestive issues and a host of other complaints.
As a result, different types of diets & lifestyles are suited to different types of individuals. It really is true that ‘No one diet fits all’. It is the reason why one person will thrive on a ‘paleo’ type diet, whilst another will feel toxic and nauseous on this high protein eating plan, or it explains why one person may look radiant and energized when adhering to a vegan diet and another looks worryingly pale and undernourished.
‘Eating right for your (geno)type’ has the ability to enhance your health by optimizing the function of all your bodily systems – it can reveal how to nourish your body with exactly the right foods and type of activities. The Genotype Diet can aid weight loss, reduce inflammation, increase energy levels, enhance your digestion and absorption of nutrients, and most importantly, help you live a long, healthy life.
SWAMI is a sophisticated collection of web-based diet analysis and reporting software programme written by Peter D’Adamo to construct the Genotype Diet.
The Genotype diet is a truly personalised eating and lifestyle plan based upon your complete heritable genetic identity. It is generated from 12,600 calculations using blood tests, your health history, fingerprint testing and a range of other biometric markers (i.e. cranium, torso & leg measurements). SWAMI analyses all this unique data to provide you with a life-long 45-page eating and exercise plan based upon your unique epigenotype.
SWAMI includes: 2 x blood tests and a 1 x 1.5hr consultation (during which time I take a health history, some specific measurements and fingerprint readings and generate the programme using the SWAMI computer software). It is priced at £315.00
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