My three month update - some concerns
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1M ago
Welp, things didn't go quite as I expected they would. I had been taking 7-keto (25mg) to try to raise my DHEA-S level as well as increasing my copper intake to try to raise my copper and ceruloplasmin levels. My resul ..read more
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Tips for being a care giver
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2M ago
Since my dad fell ill October of 2023, it's been quite a journey. Him finally getting approved for his TAVR surgery and then my mom breaking her femur the following week has resulted in my spending many hours in hospita ..read more
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Going to attempt to eat gluten this week
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2M ago
I've been facilitating a group at my church on Tuesday evenings. I try to bring some sort of a snack for munching on to encourage talking at the end of our meetings. Last week I brought a package of macaroons. I ate a ..read more
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Huge miss by doctors (again) - dangers of "one size fits all"
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2M ago
When I had my first colonoscopy I weighed around 130 pounds. A nurse advised me to drink only about 2/3 of the prep in consideration of my sex and weight. The colonoscopy went well and I didn't have to go to the toile ..read more
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Sadly I was right about my mom and Cortisol
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3M ago
According to https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22187-cortisol cortisol is to be measured between 6am - 8 am and the morning range is 10 to 20 micrograms per deciliter ..read more
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A link between nitric oxide and dementia / Alzheimer's Disease?
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4M ago
I don't know all of the supplements my mom takes, but I know she's heavy into supplements to increase her nitric oxide level. Which made me wonder, could this somehow be a contributing factor to her declining mental sta ..read more
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Adrenal health and dementia
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4M ago
For those following along in my health journey, I feel realizing the extent of my DHEA and cortisol issues has been life saving. Related, I feel very sad and frustrated that my mom didn't undergo hormonal testing when h ..read more
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Oh copper & DHEA-S, where art thou?
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4M ago
The last time I had a thorough blood draw was October of 2022. At that point many values were improving from my lows of 2020. I decided to retest myself on a variety of different things, and I'm so glad I did. Of note ..read more
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Cortisol, something that's very overlooked I feel
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5M ago
My mom grew up right at the start of WWII. While she was born in Italy, her parents were Slovenian. Which meant her father was drafted into the Partisan army. The implication is that her family lived in constant fear ..read more
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Learning how to run . . . and walk
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5M ago
For anyone following along on this blog (thank you!!!) you'll know I tend to go off on tangents depending on what's important to me and what's going on in my life. One constant in my life is running ..read more
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