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Chelsie
Monday, August 31, 2009, 3:41am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I would LOVE to see a check box option on SWAMI Xpress that would take pregnancy into account. Is that possible to add? I've read Eat Right 4 Your Baby so I know there are foods on my BTD/GTD list that are listed as beneficials, but are major avoids during pregnancy. It'd be sooo nice to only have one list to look at  

Also I was diagnosed w/Fibromyalgia years ago and it's mostly under control now, but I have a question...
One of the big changes I made in my diet under the direction of my naturopath was to eliminate foods in the nightshade family, as in tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant... and I see that tomatoes and eggplant are neutral on my list... If Hunters in general tend toward problems w/inflammation why would these foods not be in the avoid column?
I'm sure there's plenty I don't know about the chemical makeup of these things as well as their reaction in the body, and I for sure don't know all the ins and outs of SWAMI... Just wondered about these in particular and thought maybe we need a checkbox for Fibro too or maybe I just need SWAMI Pro lol  
Thanks for all your hard work!!!  


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Lola
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check out the book on arthritis at your local library, find out which foods are listed as avoids for your type


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How did you answer these questions:

Have you been diagnosed with allergy or autoimmunity:        
Do you have a history of low grade infections:      
Have you been diagnosed with thyroid disease:      
Have you been diagnosed with arthritis/ joint disease:      
Do you have a history of environmental sensitivities:

Do you have a family history of arthritis/ joint disease:      
Do you have a family history of thyroid/ endocrine disease
Do you have a family history of allergy or autoimmunity:

These and answers to other questions determine how a food is rated. Unless the responses to the questions asked indicate otherwise, the results are going to be a blend of GTD and BTD values. Several of the foods listed are black dots for hunterand neutral for nonsecretor. These could average to a neutral.  Foods will go up and down in value based on responses to questions. Not all SWAMI hunters would have ratings allowing them to eat these foods.


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Chelsie
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Quoted from C_Sharp
How did you answer these questions:

Have you been diagnosed with allergy or autoimmunity:        
Do you have a history of low grade infections:      
Have you been diagnosed with thyroid disease:      
Have you been diagnosed with arthritis/ joint disease:      
Do you have a history of environmental sensitivities:

Do you have a family history of arthritis/ joint disease:      
Do you have a family history of thyroid/ endocrine disease
Do you have a family history of allergy or autoimmunity:



I believe I answered 'no' to all the Q's about myself that you listed, but maybe I should've answered yes to the autoimmunity one as some people do consider Fibro to be in that genre and I could've answered yes to the low grade infection one as I have a history of epstein-barr virus, but didn't even think of it when I was doing SWAMI b/c it's been soooo long since I had a ebv flare-up.  It's so tricky... maybe I'll go back in and change those values, if I can, and see what it does to my list.
In regard to the family history questions-arthritis is the only one out of the 3 that anyone has, and I answered yes to it when I filled it out.
Thanks for posting and getting me thinking  


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Chelsie
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Ok, so I did some research, and since it's been more than 10 years since my fibro diagnosis things seem to have solidified for the docs out there and I see that it is not considered a type of arthritis or an autoimmune disorder. Soooo is there something else I need to mark on SWAMI to take fibro into account or do I just forget about it and move on??
I'm confused...


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can you be more specific?
fibro as in fibromyalgia or fibroids or?

the book on arthritis also deals with fibro, so yes, those go together...
check the arthritis box


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Fibro-yes, I meant Fibromyalgia...
Our local library system does not have the Arthritis book, which is annoying but also strange seeing as how this area has been known as a big retirement community for a long time-go figure.  bah.
Anyone have the O type no-no's from the book?


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ask the library to put it on hold for you....


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Wheat is supposed to be a big no-no for fibromyalgia!
It's also one of the huge no-nos for Os.


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Mrs. T-Yes, I noticed a HUGE difference in my body after I cut wheat out for good when I started GTD over a year ago.
Any other fibromyalgia no-no's I don't know about?

Lola-the book cannot be put on hold as no library in the entire county owns it; however a friend of mine just told me that in the past our library has been great about purchasing books that have been requested by patrons so I'll give that a whirl and see what they say.


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