Would YOU like to hear the results of MY yearly blood test? Well, the good news is that my cholesterol results were more than optimum and based on these results, it looks like a have a very healthy heart. YAY! Check out my yearly blood test from last year, it’s basically the same, as far as cholesterol results are concerned.
Total Cholesterol – 191
Triglyceride – 48
HDL Cholesterol – 114
LDL Cholesterol – 67
Let me preface this next part by saying that I’m an INCREDIBLY HEALTHY EATER and not just sometimes but EVERY single day. I also, do not have a weight issue and I exercise almost every day. I also gave up refined sugar about 11 years ago and I rarely eat processed food. I’m mostly plant based, but DO eat Greek yogurt daily.
The food allergy, blood prick test, revealed that I am allergic to eggs and mushrooms. I guess I won’t be whipping up any omelettes soon! Bummer!
Now for the “not so good” news. Here are a couple of ALARMING findings from my yearly blood test.
TSH – 4.33 – Range should be .45 – 4.5
Free Thyroxine – 1.3 – Range should be .82 – 1.77
Free T3 – 2.7 Range should be 2.0 – 4.4
According to my Naturopath, the above counts from the yearly blood test, indicate that I have the beginning stages of mild “hypothyroidism”. Can you believe it? The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that lies in front of your windpipe, just below your voice box. It uses iodine from food to make two thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) and stores these thyroid hormones, and releases them as they are needed.
Because of the shocking results of my yearly blood test, my doctor put me on BioThyroid supplements and advised me to start sprinkling salt on my food for the iodine factor. From what I’ve read, the iodine needed per day is about 150 mcg. I’m now on the hunt for Himalayan salt because it carries the most. Know where I can get some? I will continue to eat my Kombu as well.
I’ve had freezing feet for months and allergic shiners (that’s what they call the dark circles under my eyes) for about a year. Apparently, these symptoms are all part of hypothyroidism. How are YOUR feet and eyes?
I was stunned once again, when my yearly blood test revealed that my Vitamin D levels went from a good 62.7 down to a 48.4. HUH? Another stunner, my yearly blood test also revealed that my glucose is at 104? 104? Are you kidding? I never eat SUGAR and rarely eat processed food. Potassium was at a 3.4 and Sodium was at 134. The doctor assured me that these results are NOT DIET related, and the low thyroid is probably causing these issues. Also, my Cortisol is higher than it should be. What the heck is going on?
Even though I had my yearly blood test, I am having blood drawn 3 months later to see if this situation improves. Being a wellness detective, I’ve been doing my research. As a result, I have implemented SEVERAL changes that you’ll read about in the next post. Even though the yearly blood test indicated that things are STRANGE, I’m glad that I did it.
Did you have YOUR yearly blood test? Do you have hypothyroidism? Please share!