Q. How many diary entries do I need for the analysis?

The more complete your diary is, the more likely patterns will emerge from running the analysis. Therefore you should aim to record what you eat and drink, along with your symptoms, as often as possible.

Additionally, recording ingredients is key – as it’s typically individual ingredients that cause symptoms. Therefore you should aim to record as many ingredients of a meal as possible.

If you miss a few meals or a day or two, don’t despair – just try to complete your diary as best you can – the more, the better!

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3 Comments

  • Wow, this article is good, my sister is analyzing such things, therefore I am going to tell her.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Is there a difference in terms of how things get analyzed if they are recorded as a medicine vs a supplement vs a food item? I take dietary enzymes with some meals and probiotics between meals, and would like to track whether they lessen / improve symptoms. Is that possible with this app, and if so, what is the best category for recording the enzymes?

    • Hi Elizabeth, there’s no difference in terms of analysis between medicines, supplements, foods, or anything else you log in the diary. We would recommend adding enzymes as supplements, although there’s no hardfast rule. Then simply run the analysis for a given symptom. I hope this helps!

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