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wwbailey
Friday, November 13, 2009, 6:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Well that was darn interesting.

I went in and had changed my swami to notate that I'd a 'history' of skin problems.. i.e. moderate acne when I was a younger man up until my 40's when a dose of accutane stopped it.  (long before I was on the BTD).

But it was 'history' and I don't have it anymore.  So I thought about it and went back and unchecked the "History of skin problems" and suddenly I got back almonds, almond butter, walnuts, manchego, colby, and spelt went back to being a black dot.

I wish there were some instructions (or maybe there are), about what these medical boxes mean.  

do they mean if you had it in the past or if you are still having the issue or what?

Does 'history' mean, long ago and not presently or long ago and presently?  Or just presently?

I mean I've been depressed and had mood problems in the past but not anymore.. so i didnt' check that box.  

I think it's pretty cruical to know exactly how to fill out the form since the food items change so drastically and one certainly wants to be ingesting the Swami best food choices for healing.

Can anyone in the 'Swami know' help me out on this one?


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Friday, November 13, 2009, 7:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I agree wwwbaily and have asked myself those same questions. I am sure someone will clarify.


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C_Sharp
Friday, November 13, 2009, 7:46pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Instructions say:

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Tick the checkbox for any of the health problems you have had. These switches drive aspects of the GenoType determination and activate a secondary-level food evaluation algorithm based upon known nutrient-pathology relationships. This section also has an effect on determining susceptibility strengths conveyed by other genes and/or measurements.


I would take the instructions to mean that if you thought a health issue no longer applied, you would want to not check a box. Checking it will activate the code that modifies the diet to treat that diet.




I actually use a different approach myself. I check everything that has occurred in my past (section was called history).  I assume that even if I do not currently manifest symptoms I still could have a weakness in that area and want a diet that reduces stress on that organ system.




To confuse the issue more and there is nothing in the directions to support this:

Some people select a limited number of things they check here. For instance they might select the top 4 (or whatever number but 6 or less) that they want to emphasize in treatment.  This allows SWAMI to target the diet to these specific health conditions. If you put in too many health conditions you can end up with SWAMI bringing a food item down for one condition and then up again for another. In some cases this leads to the various conditions canceling each other out.  The thought is you get a better diet plan if you are more focused in what you want to target.


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Mayflowers
Friday, November 13, 2009, 8:16pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from C_Sharp

I actually use a different approach myself. I check everything that has occurred in my past (section was called history).  I assume that even if I do not currently manifest symptoms I still could have a weakness in that area and want a diet that reduces stress on that organ system.


I don't agree with you on this Kent. IMO, You are looking at the glass as half empty instead of half full. You over came these weak areas and are stronger, therefore a different person now. You are not the same person and I believe you should  move on, and eat like the stronger person you now are.     
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Dr. D
Friday, November 13, 2009, 9:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Of course, this flexibility is exactly why I allowed people to keep altering the diets and evolving different variants. Certainly not something to run away from.


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Agathe
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The printable User Guide (which I followed) reads a bit differently :
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Tick the Yes bullet for any of the health problems you have or have had. These switches drive the therapeutic focus of the program, a series of decisions made about specific foods after the effects of GenoType and blood group have been calculated.
These switches also drive aspects of the GenoType determination and activate a secondary-level food evaluation algorithm determining susceptibility strengths conveyed by other genes and/or measurements.

I just notice that in spite of this instruction I omitted a major past issue in the health history section : chronic fatigue. I've endured that for years. I remember how serious I was when I was entering my data; I followed instructions... really " la lettre". So right now, I'm surprised to notice that I've taken the decision to omit this issue. Maybe because , as Mayflowers says, I felt I had overcome it and didn't find necessary that the program took it into account.
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wwbailey
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I agree with Mayflowers and it seems Dr. D confers but i'm wondering what the definition is. Does the term skin problems mean flaky skin, dry skin, ecezma, acne, all of the above and more I haven't mentioned?

It's such a general term whereas chronic fatigue is not.  Arthritis is not; etc., etc.


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yes in fact, anything skin related.....


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wwbailey
Monday, November 16, 2009, 11:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Well since I don't have outbreaks anymore.. I'll stick with not checking the skin problems box.  what do you think?


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Give it a try. Can always switch back.  
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