Good Morning, P!!!!! ( I hope this is an appropriate place to share)!!
I promised I would keep you updated on my health! We spoke back in April on the phone and you gave me your “view and interpretation” of my blood work! I tested all of the panels (and individual tests) you suggested in both the fd dungeon and your “little black book to fitness.” And I have to say… wow…. you were so dead on.. it is scary! I met with the best doctor (IMO) that I could ever be linked up with. Her approach to wellness is both western and eastern medicine. She highly recommended I start with small changes and that we monitor from there. Our first step is: to increase my overall fat consumption (something you told me to do as well) which includes increasing my DHA fatty acids, cholesterol, etc. This is something you educated me on (and thank you, I felt like I came into my appointment extremely educated and it is all because of you!!!!)
Next, I am upping my Vitamin D intake to 5,000IU for 6weeks and then (most likely) dropping to 2,000IU/day… again…. EXACTLY what you suggested Thirdly, I purchased a 4 point saliva cortisol testing from the doctor’s office to address my adrenals! I hate to say it… but AGAIN… you highly recommended this test, but I could not get it with my original blood work. As soon as she mentioned it I said, “Yep, I wanted that test It was highly recommened by my fitness mentor” xxoo.
As for the Thyroid, you highly recommended Armour and I had the option to take the chinese natural medicine route or go with Armour. Both sounded very good to me, but the doctor and I both agreed that Armour would be in my best interest because 1) I know it because of YOU 2) its an exact dosage whereas the botantical treatment is more of a propriatory blend and the exact dosage is unknown. So, I am starting with 15mg of Armour/ day.
Lastly, I am addressing my hormones with an herbal approach! I am not sure how familar you are with this type of treatment, but I am extremely excited!!!! I will start taking this type of treatment after 2 weeks with the Armour medication (so I can see and monitor any changes). I will be taking Fertile Garden and Women’s Precious.
My doctor is thinking that if we address the Thyroid and Adrenals, then the ovaries (estrogen and progesterone) will naturally elevate. Otherwise, we can address it more directly.
I am so excited to share this information with you because I KNOW YOU CARE and you want this update. You were so thorough and informative when I spoke with you on the phone and I had some good laughs with you! Thank you for being such an amazing person to look up to and for sharing the endless bouts of knowledge you have on so many different levels. I appreciate everything you have ever done for me (which is a ton!) and I will always continue to follow your advice so that I (too) can be my best me! Thank you so much again! Your concern for health and internal well being literally may have saved my life! If you dont have health, you have nothing! You are simply amazing! Thank you!!!!
((And ladies, PLEASE pick up the womans little black book…. it is seriously a MUST NEED if you care ANYTHING about your health))