Food, Good to Know, Health

How I Fixed My “Low-Energy” Problem

January 15, 2015

There’s something about warm, slightly sweet breakfast bread that I can’t get enough in this drizzly, cold weather. I wish I could say I’m kidding when I say I probably haven’t written in so long because I’d rather eat breakfast bread than write a blog post..but I’m not. But, the loaf of Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread is gone so now I have some free time in the morning to blog. 

Cranberry-Orange-Bread

This is totally random–but this is my blog so I do what I want 🙂 — I just realized that for the first time in something like 10 years, I totally forgot it was awards season. I use to have girl’s nights where we would eat all kinds of  fun snacks, drink fancy drinks that took far too long to make and went down a little too quickly and we would totally obsess over the incredible dresses and who looked fabulous vs. who looked like they needed a makeover. Now, I’m lucky if I’m awake by 9:30pm or that I remember the dentist appointment I have coming up. Sighhhh… #adultlife

Heeeeeeey! Long time, no write, eh?

The real reason for my blog post today, though, is not to discuss my love for Cranberry Orange Bread or the fact that I’m turning into a full-blown adult…but more to remind you the importance of checking yourself out. (Giving yourself a “hey good lookin'” wink in the mirror as you pass by does not count.)

It’s been a bit since I’ve talked about them, but WellnessFX should be on your “get to know” list. I can’t stress enough how important it is to learn about your insides. Are you Vitamin D deficient, how’s your thyroid functioning, what do your fatty acid levels look like? 

For me, I never knew that my lack of energy every day (despite getting 8 hours of sleep, eating a healthy diet and working out every other day) was due to an iron deficiency. Through my WellnessFX Baseline Test, I was able to recognize this low level, discuss this issue with a real-life physician (through WellnessFX) and begin taking an iron supplement. From that point on, I’ve known what it feels like to be a normal person with normal energy! Amazing! If it weren’t for me taking a blood test, I would have never known.

Ranging in price from $78-$988, you can choose the in-depthness (that’s a word now) of the test you want to take and can afford. I HIGHLY recommend the Baseline Test, as it seems to cover the most variety of biomarkers for the most affordable price. 

Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 7.38.05 AM

To read about my past 2 test results:

WellnessFX Results #1

welnessfx needle poke results on my arm

WellnessFX Results #2

fat testing stuff

And, if you want something that will blow your mind, read these two blog posts regarding a guy who had his blood tested, then gave up alcohol for 30 days (and changed nothing else!) and got his blood tested again. Seriously cool stuff!

No Alcohol for 30 Days Experiment: Part 1

No Alcohol for 30 Days Experiment : Part 2 

 

Have a great one!

xo

You Might Also Like