Saturday, March 19, 2011

What a week!

It's been an interesting week, that's the only way I know how to describe it. It all started a couple months ago when I knew my body wasn't functioning right. After doing some research and hearing rave reviews I went to the Utah Valley Wellness Center to see the lovely Catherine Kipp. 6 vials of blood later I finally got my results from her last week. Let's just say I'm not very happy with my body or Doctors or Birth Control right now.

Now the fun stuff begins! I'm sadly low on Vitamin D (suprise suprise right?), I'm also anemic at the moment and don't even get me started with my hormones (these are just a few of my many problems). So now I take around 25 supplements a day, I've been banned from all foods with high amounts of hormones (red meat, chicken, milk, eggs, etc) and take Progesterone Troches. Um have you ever had a Progesterone Troche? Basically it's a yuck/mint flavored square piece of wax that you have to suck on until its gone. I had my first one last night and couldn't stop gagging sooo I solved the problem by putting a mini cadburry egg next to it.

Anyways the point of my little sob story isn't to get sympathy it's a cry for help. I'm supposed to be eating super healthy (the cadburrys definitely don't count, give a girl a break!), mostly fruits and vegetables, which is hard for this meat-loving girl. If I could eat cereal every meal, every day, all day I totally would (milk substitute ideas are gladly welcome). Any recipes, suggestions, tips, advice, food substitutes, etc etc etc are welcome. No. NEEDED! Also, I highly recommend Catherine Kipp (she's a nurse practitioner), she really takes her time and really cares about you and your health.

5 comments:

Kelsey said...

way to spread the health and love. :) so lovely to see you the other day.

Carissa Rasmussen said...

I had to take progesterone too, but I got it in swallow form...maybe they're different for different reasons? Almond and rice milk are quite tasty (especially when you use it to make horchata:) greek yogurt is sooo yummy but I don't know if thats on the no no list. I like to make fruit smoothies with just yogurt and fruit!

Denice said...

Kody's beef is hormone free. Maybe he'd give his big hair-cutting sis a deal ;) Raw milk from real foods grocery (next dor to American quilting). You don't have to give it up, just go for the healthy REAL versions.

Katie said...

I like almond milk as a dairy milk substitute. Check out peasandthankyou.com. All her recipes are vegetarian or vegan, plus she has some quick lunch/snack ideas.

bryn said...

I love cadbury eggs. Dang girl I hope you get this all worked out!! That is sucky. I love frozen fruit with a little bit of coffee mate vanilla creamer - if you can have creamer, it's delish!