Quoted from Lolayes check both.....history is history :)
Quoted from C_sharpI 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.