1) Body temperature
If you measure your body temperature before you go out of bed in the morning every day , you will notice the trend. Following is the interpretation of the results:
|Temperature||Interpretation||What does it mean|
|36.4 – 36.8 C||Normal|
|36.3 and lower||Hypothermia||Something is wrong with your nutrition intake. Not enough fat consumption; some deviation in the endocrine system; diabetes|
|36.9 and up||Hyperthermia||Presence of chronic infection|
For example: If your temperature in the morning is on the lower end but becomes normal by the end of the day, you know that your body is able to restore its balance during the day. If your temperature continues to be on the lower end then it means that you live in chronic state of hypothermia.
2) Blood pressure
|Hypotension||Normal (lower range)||Normal||Normal (Upper range)||Hypertension|
|<100 / 60||100 / 60 – 110 / 70||110 / 70 – 130 / 85||130 / 85 – 139 / 89||>140 /90|
– Lack of physical activity
– Excessive weight
– Smoking, alcohol
Your systolic (upper) blood pressure might be affected by the following factors:
– Time of the day
– Physical activity
– Emotional state (Adrenalin raises stress levels of the person. If adrenaline is not adsorbed through sweat or tears, it will be trapped in the body of the person)
– Coffee, tea, etc
3) Bleeding cycle
Your bleeding cycle is the reflection of your endocrine health which affects everything in woman’s body. It is also a reflection of how fertile and ready for healthy pregnancy the woman is.
Ideally, your bleeding cycle should be 28 days. The more stable and consistent the bleeding cycle is overtime, the more it says about woman’s reproductive and overall health. Maximum allowed deviation of menses that would be considered within the healthy range is +/- 1 day.
4) Bowel movement
You should have bowel movements every day and morning time is best to avoid re-absorption of toxins.
Some research say that you should sleep between 7 – 8 hours a night in a completely lights free environment to facilitate production of melatonin.
How our bodies work largely depends on the work of hormones in our bodies. Our sleep and eating patterns as well as our lifestyle affect our hormones greatly. Sometimes we are too carried away with making healthy choices that we forget to take time to access if our healthy practices bring positive change, if any! The measurements I was suggested to chart everyday seem fairly simple to truck so I am very open to the exploration and experiment.
Annual check – up testing
|Complete blood count||Physiological analysis /
|Measures red and white blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin and hematocrit in order to identify possible blood diseases and disorders
|Blood chemistry test / Basic Metabolic Panel||Biochemical analysis||Measures different chemicals in the blood: sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, blood urea nitrogen, magnesium, glucose, creatinine and sometimes calcium. It can also include check of cholesterol (LDL and HDL) levels
|Blood serum test
|Assessment of kidney and liver conditions||Measures the amount of the protein albumin (which carries substances such as hormones, medications and enzymes throughout the body) in the blood
|Tumor market tests||Measures the level of potentially hazardous substances in blood, urine or body tissues
|Total antioxidant status (TAS) and Total oxidative status (TOS)||Assessment of oxidative stress and total antioxidant capacity
|Gut micro- biome test||Gut flora assessment