Health Self Assessment

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Based on my results of the self assessment the core physiological process that is the most compromised for me is, energy. For the last couple of years I have struggled to get a handle on my health and how I feel. My chief complaints have always been fatigue, heart palpitations and being winded. My result from the assessment made sense to me. It was talking about how on the mitochondrial level my system is compromised. I did not realize that the mitochondrial system was the cellular powerhouse for energy. The organs most affected are the brain, muscles, and heart since those organs have the highest mitochondrial activity. That explains the periodic brain fog, muscle fatigue, and heart palpitations. I have a general understanding…show more content…
The problem in modern medicine today is that the treatment for the disease does not address the underlying issue. In my case it is energy. I have spent a lot of money and time trying to get to the bottom of my health. My large intestine was removed 22 years ago as my large intestine was dissolving from a severe chronic case of ulcerative colitis that could not be helped by meds for 12 years. My quality of life improved dramatically after the surgery, however over the years my health deteriorated in other ways. These last several years my health issues were blamed on the fact that I do not have a large intestine. Malabsorption was the typical diagnosis. I knew this to be partly true. I also knew it had to be something more, however finding a doctor in West Michigan that also had the same idea was difficult to find. All of this culminates in a recent diagnosis of mercury poisoning. When I pressed the doctor for more understanding on how that would cause they symptoms I have she explained that on the mitochondrial level things were plugged up and not operating effectively and that my heart was having symptoms as it had a much…show more content…
In the beginning I was not drinking coffee just matcha tea. I now drink coffee and not matcha. I had no fruit on my current food diary. I am cutting way back on sugars so I eliminated a lot of fruit however I do put a little coconut sugar in my coffee in the morning. The first food diary had a lot of salads as main meals while the current food diary reflects the cooler temps with soups, squashes, and meats. In both I eat a lot of veggies so that has not changed. I do try and eat according to the seasons which I believe is healthier so I am not overdoing one food group. The one change I will be implementing is giving up coffee and switching back to matcha tea. Some articles say that coffee has health benefits but for me I think it is hard on my adrenals. Also doing a detox is hard on the body and I do not think it is wise to have coffee in my diet while detoxing from mercury. The rest of my diet will remain relatively the same being gluten free, cow dairy free, chicken egg free, refined sugar free, peanut free, and soy free to help my gut and body during
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