Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:50 PM
Tests you can do yourself, things you should monitor yourself, what/how to interpret/use info from tests, etc.
Because you need to take charge of your own health care. And always get and keep copies of anything your doctor has done.
First of all, you can get quite a few things on Amazon. And some things at your drugstore. You can check your blood pressure at drugstores. And you should be monitoring your blood pressure.
I got this one in a newsletter today:
www.canaryclub.org/home-test-kits/thyroid-tests.html# *Mod edit - URL removed*
They have quite a few endocrine and nutrient tests available. Not an endorsement.
Also, a nurse practioner I've seen has everyone pee on this stick that tests urine for quite a few things. I don't recall what all, but recall her saying it only cost about $7. Different spots change color to indicate results for each test. So why can't these things be available for home use? To do every few months or so?
Edited by megtree, 16 March 2015 - 12:56 PM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!