The renowned author of a series of wildly successful nutrition books, including the New York Times bestseller Eat Right For Your Type, Dr. D’Adamo was beginning to see the limitations of the traditional static book format when it came to developing his brand of highly personalized diets. Now, books are OK when it comes to one-size-fits-all diets and even individualized diets based on single genes, like blood type. You just turn to one of the four chapters that describes your particular type and away you go. But what happens when we try to incorporate 5, 10 or even 20 different genetic markers? How could he ever capture biochemical individuality inherent in each of us with such an inflexible format?
Fortunately, Dr. D’Adamo has had a life-long interest in computer programming and it soon became apparent that his beloved hobby could provide the answer: Why not write a computer program that allowed each individual to develop their own one-of-a-kind diet? So four years ago, Dr. D’Adamo began to write computer code. Lots of it. What resulted is undoubtedly the most sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, dietary software available, called SWAMI.
Incorporating blood types, biometric measurements and fingerprint data SWAMI XP2 allows your COE physician to add an astounding amount of new detail to your dietary recommendations and supplies you with an incredibly detailed, reader friendly and versatile report. Swami XP2 enables your physician to generate an estimated 50-page personalized dietary report out of your printer after 12,600,000 individual calculations performed on 225 individual nutrient values found for each of 800 different foods, all matched to the results of your measurements and intake facts.
If SWAMI did nothing besides generate state-of-the-art nutrigenomic diets it would still be a landmark piece of nutritional software. But Dr. D’Adamo teaches and maintains a full clinical practice, so he knew from the start that simply giving his patients information about whether a certain food was good or bad would not be enough for many people. Most of us need a context in which to follow a diet: What to cook and how to meal-plan. This type of information is often critical to maintaining the program long enough to allow for the results to set in. As an added bonus, SWAMI come bundled with a complete online Mealplanner that can call upon a universe of over 2000 recipes that are prescreened for your needs. In addition to allowing you to plan your weekly meals, the Mealplanner will generate any of the recipes you select for printout and even provide you with a shopping list for all the necessary ingredients.
Use a smart phone? SWAMI will also provide you with a link to an app that allows you to check your diet values while shopping or eating at restaurants.
SWAMI is an integral part of the First Office With Full Nutritional Support visit and is available on both private practice rotations and the teaching shifts.