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Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 6:51pm
I have a question that will affect my Swami results so I want to be very clear on this as far as how to answer 'historical health' issues I do not have anymore.

here are two historical health examples and the question I have:

When it says have I ever "had" liver problems - I had hep A as a very small child but it was caught by infection and i haven't had any issues since - am I supposed to check yes?  It's not even in my blood anymore.  

If I had pre-menstral problems as a young woman but haven't had them in years and years (I'm 54 now in and menopause), am I supposed to check yes even though i have not had pre-menstral problems since I was in my 30's?


thanks so much!
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:14pm; Reply: 1
yes check both.....history is history :)
Posted by: Dianne, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:16pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from Lola
yes check both.....history is history :)


Great to know as I've wondered about this also. Thanks for the answer Lola and thanks for asking BluesSinger.  :)

Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 9:32pm; Reply: 3
Well... my pre-mentstral problems were brought on by horrible eating.  WE ate hamburger helpers, fried stuff in bad oils... white potatoes, tons of dairy, and all kinds of stuff to make a little 12 year old girls hormones rage and cause pain during cycles and also acne.  So I don't look at this as a natural hereditary occurence.  Neither do I look at the Hep A infection as a natural hereditary occurance as it was an infection that was caught like a cold.  

I don't have a natural physical tendency toward getting hepititas nor do i have any liver problems and I don't have any premenstral activity and haven't had any since i was in my 30's.  I used to have acne as a kid which I feel was also caused by the horrid eating - so once again skin issues are not a natural tendency for my body.

It's kind of a gray area for my thought process - these health questions on the Swami. I know for a fact that eating excessive dairy causes me trouble.  And wheat, corn, and sugar and caffeine so i'm working on totally saying no to each of those.

I just feel funny about checking those disease boxes when those problems were only a one time thing a very long time ago.  



Posted by: Goldie, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:12pm; Reply: 4
For me I listed all sort of items and got a certain diet... then one day I took out all except diabetes, and the diet stayed the same..

In my case even reducing the weight question by 50 pounds did not change much.

I found that reassuring, as it seems my diet needs are stable.  

I find some changes interesting from the book diets with Blue berries as Beneficials, but in Swami its avoid.  That and a few other changes in dairy are different but then over time there are many adjustments coming down the pike.  Having a good grounding in all the books helps to make things easier...

Stay the course is the most important suggestion.  

    
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:54pm; Reply: 5
I used to take a literal interpretation of the question. An occurrence at any point in one's life was a "history" of the disease.

Then I found out that others were not as literalistic as I was.



Let me first explain a little bit about what happens when you check a history of a condition.

If a food is thought to make the condition worse or contribute to developing a disease checking the box will cause rating of the food to be reduced by a notch or two. A food that otherwise would be rated neutral for you becomex a black dot or an outright avoid. If a food was a diamond it might go down to super beneficial or a neutral food.  Black dots become out right avoids.  

Foods that contains a substance that is therapeutic or might help prevent developing a condition move up a notch or two in the ratings.  A black dot could become a neutral or super beneficial. A neutral could become a super beneficial or a diamond. ...



Some people only check the boxes if they want SWAMI to change rating to treat a condition. If it is condition that was temporary and is unlikely to reoccur.




Personally, I do something more complicated than checking or not checking.

I look over family history, personal history, lab test data, ... and try to identify no more than 4 or 5 conditions that I want SWAMI to treat.

(These might change over time for some clients, but most are resistant to adjustments)

I only check the top things that I want SWAMI to treat.

The reason I take this approach is that I am concerned that a food would be harmful for some condition and therapeutic for another. Then SWAMI would adjust the food up and down cancelling out the desired effect.

Don't worry about this approach if it makes doing SWAMI too complicated.
Posted by: Dianne, Sunday, February 24, 2013, 4:14am; Reply: 6
C-Sharp - Thanks so much for such detailed, useful information. It is much appreciated!  :)
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, February 24, 2013, 4:34am; Reply: 7
Very helpful explanation!
Posted by: BluesSinger, Sunday, February 24, 2013, 3:52pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from C_Sharp
I used to take a literal interpretation of the question. An occurrence at any point in one's life was a "history" of the disease.

Then I found out that others were not as literalistic as I was.



Let me first explain a little bit about what happens when you check a history of a condition.

If a food is thought to make the condition worse or contribute to developing a disease checking the box will cause rating of the food to be reduced by a notch or two. A food that otherwise would be rated neutral for you becomex a black dot or an outright avoid. If a food was a diamond it might go down to super beneficial or a neutral food.  Black dots become out right avoids.  

Foods that contains a substance that is therapeutic or might help prevent developing a condition move up a notch or two in the ratings.  A black dot could become a neutral or super beneficial. A neutral could become a super beneficial or a diamond. ...



Some people only check the boxes if they want SWAMI to change rating to treat a condition. If it is condition that was temporary and is unlikely to reoccur.




Personally, I do something more complicated than checking or not checking.

I look over family history, personal history, lab test data, ... and try to identify no more than 4 or 5 conditions that I want SWAMI to treat.

(These might change over time for some clients, but most are resistant to adjustments)

I only check the top things that I want SWAMI to treat.

The reason I take this approach is that I am concerned that a food would be harmful for some condition and therapeutic for another. Then SWAMI would adjust the food up and down cancelling out the desired effect.

Don't worry about this approach if it makes doing SWAMI too complicated.


most excellent!!! Thank you!!!

Posted by: Goldie, Monday, February 25, 2013, 2:59pm; Reply: 9
Start off with leaving all conditions blank,  look at the list and make some food  notes to remember.

Then add this or that condition and see what happens to the food notes..

Finally add one condition at a time starting with the the conditions of importance first and see what happens.

I have done similar things but I might actually try this way of testing it for me.

In my case nearly nothing changed.. when I did some changing, it seemed that the diabetes takes over all other conditions.  Shocking for me!  
Posted by: Lin, Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:25pm; Reply: 10
C-Sharp, nice thinking! like that strategy.
Lin
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