14 Sep 2015

Bad blood

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Well I’ve had a rough start to my wellness program. Two out of four weeks I’ve either had an infection or cold. Ugh. It’s like my body is rebelling :).

Also, I have a new coach. Her name is Monika and I already love her. Today we spent most of our time reviewing my blood test results. The presentation of results are nice — not just numbers, but also coded in green, yellow and red.

My results were really a mixed bag. I tried not to overreact, but one of the findings is scary.

Brief overview:

  • Healthy aging: all green (measured by mercury, lead, arsenic, glutathione (antioxidant) and superoxide dismutase)
  • Inflammation: mixed but nothing outrageous
  • Optimal nutrition: mostly green — but yellow in Omega 3 foods and red in Vitamin D
  • Diabetes risk: mostly red (3 out of 5 factors) — horrendous, mortifying, extremely unpleasant

Monika says losing 10 lbs can make a big difference. No problem. Just give me 6 weeks!

I need to schedule an appointment to review the results with my doctor, specifically the diabetes-related numbers.

After the shell shock, I started to breathe again. AND NOW, I’m determined to kick those red markers in the butt. By the next blood test (in 4 months), I bet I’ll have all green in the diabetes test.

Wanna bet a Snickers bar on that?

Julie in Seattle

 

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One Response to “Bad blood”

  1. Reply Mai Hoang says:

    You’re such a good beta tester! All this documentation for them. :)

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